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 Monday, August 28, 2017

 
From the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom YouTube Channel:
 
Save time organizing your photos. In this week's Lightroom Coffee Break, Ben Warde explains how to clean up your library with auto stack.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 8/28/2017 10:56:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Just posted: Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens Review.
 
Really. Nice. Lens.
 
The Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens is in stock or available for order at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX.
Post Date: 8/28/2017 8:06:15 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the Phlearn YouTube Channel:
 
Anyone can create the invisibility effect, the key is taking the right pictures to make your job easy in Photoshop. In this tutorial, we guide you through the process of taking multiple photos and provide tips and tricks to make the job easy and fun.
 
The basic idea behind making yourself invisible has to do with taking a “base image” of yourself or anyone else and then taking supplemental photos to composite over top the base image.
 
Quick Tip: Focus on photography, most of this effect is completed in camera.
 
For example, if you want to make your head invisible, you would take a photograph of your head and then another photograph of your shirt in the same place. When you combine these photos together, it will look like the shirt is filled out from the base photo, but there will be no head from the photo of just your shirt.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 8/28/2017 5:46:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For a limited time, B&H has the Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro (Space Gray, Late 2016) available for $1,149.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $1,499.00.
 
The silver model is also available for the same price.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 2.0 GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Core
  • 8GB of 1866 MHz RAM | 256GB PCIe SSD
  • 13.3" 2560 x 1600 Retina Display
  • Integrated Intel Iris Graphics 540
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.2
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) Ports
  • 720p FaceTime HD Camera & Dual Mics
  • 3.5mm Headphones Jack | Stereo Speakers
  • Supports One 5K or Dual 4K Displays
  • macOS Sierra
Post Date: 8/28/2017 5:12:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, August 26, 2017
B&H has the Used Rokinon SP 14mm f/2.4 Lens for Canon EF (9+ condition) available for $650.00 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $799.00 new.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.4 to f/22
  • 2 Aspherical, 2 ED, 3 HR Elements
  • Hybrid Aspherical Element
  • Ultra Multi-Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Aluminum-Alloy Lens Housing
  • Nine-Blade Diaphragm
  • Built-In Petal-Shaped Lens Hood
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/26/2017 3:15:35 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, August 25, 2017
If interested in purchasing a Canon Rebel-series camera, you may be wondering if the additional features of the Rebel T7i / 800D are worth the additional size and weight compared to the Rebel SL2 / 200D. If so, it's important to know how the two cameras stack up against one another.
 
Below are some of the primary similarities and differences between the Rebel T7i and Rebel SL2.
 
Canon EOS Rebel T7i and Rebel SL2 Shared Primary Features:
 
  • 24.2 MP Dual Pixel CMOS AF sensor
  • DIGIC 7 processor
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (H1: 51200)
  • 30 - 1/4000 sec shutter speed (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments)
  • 1/200 sec (flash) x-sync
  • Ambience priority, White priority Auto White Balance (AWB)
  • Pentamirror viewfinder with 95% coverage
  • Vari-angle touchscreen LCD, 7.7 cm (3.0") 3:2 Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040 K dots
  • Up to 1920 x 1080 (59.954, 29.97, 25, 23.98 fps) video recording
  • Video output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI micro out, external microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC & Bluetooth
Advantages of the EOS Rebel T7i over the EOS Rebel SL2:
 
  • More advanced AF: 45 cross-type AF points (27 f/8 points [9 cross-type], center point f/2.8 and f/5.6 dual cross-type) vs. 9 AF points (f/5.6 cross type at center, extra sensitivity at f/2.8)
  • Wider AF working range (better in low light): EV -3 - 18 vs. EV -0.5 -1
  • Better metering: 7560-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor, metering with the area divided into 63 segments (9 × 7) vs. 63 zone dual-layer metering sensor
  • More autoexposure bracketing (AEB) options: 2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV vs. 3 shots +/- 2 EV
  • Intelligent viewfinder vs. fixed
  • Single axis electronic level vs. N/A
  • More powerful pop-up flash: 13.1 GN vs. 9.8
  • Pop-up flash can act as master vs. N/A
  • Faster continuous shooting and larger buffer: 6 fps, 27 RAW vs. 5 fps, 6 RAW
  • Longer battery life: 820 shots vs. 650
Advantages of the EOS Rebel SL2 over the EOS Rebel T7i
 
  • Higher viewfinder magnification: 0.87x vs. 0.82x
  • Smaller size/weight: 4.82 x 3.65 x 2.75" (122.4 x 92.6 x 69.8mm), 15.98 oz (453g) vs. 5.16 x 3.93 x 3.00" (131.0 x 99.9 x 76.2mm), 18.77 oz (532g)
  • Lower cost
Who should opt for the Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D?
 
If minimal size/weight are not top priorities, and the Rebel T7i's higher price tag is not a barrier to investment, the T7i's higher-end features will make it a more versatile choice for most photographers. In fact, its more advanced, more sensitive in low light AF system alone is likely worth the T7i's price over the SL2.
 
Who should opt for the Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / 200D?
 
If you want the most lightweight, compact DSLR, or if your budget does not extend to the Rebel T7i's price tag, the Rebel SL2 will be a solid investment. The SL2 provides a solid feature set at a very reasonable price, and anyone carrying their camera kit for long periods of time (those hiking, for example) will surely appreciate the camera's smaller size and weight. Other groups who will gravitate to the SL2 include those with smaller hands and those intending to use the camera in a high-risk remote setup. Because of its small size and simple user interface, the SL2 may be the perfect DSLR to buy for a young photographer-in-training.
 
Summary
 
Built around an identical sensor and sharing many noteworthy features, the Rebel T7i and SL2 are more similar than they are different. Both deliver very good image quality, feature excellent subject tracking in video mode and offer an intuitive user interface that makes the cameras very easy to use, especially for those with minimal photography experience or otherwise transitioning from a compact camera or a smartphone.
 
Arguably the Rebel T7i's biggest drawback – its higher price tag – results from the inlcusion of noteworthy features not found in the SL2 (primarily, a much better AF system). For most photographers, the Rebel T7i will fulfill their needs better because of those additional features. But for those who don't need those features, are budget limited or who otherwise value reduced size and weight, the Rebel SL2 remains a viable option.
 
More Information
 
See our full list of Camera Gear Comparisons to aid in other purchasing decisions.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/25/2017 6:52:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through 8/27, use coupon code PXFLASH15 at AdoramaPix to save 15% sitewide. Use the code to save on traditional, metal, canvas, wood or acrylic prints, photo books, calendars or greeting cards.
Post Date: 8/25/2017 7:41:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon:
 
August 25, 2017 – TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has placed an order for 53 Nikon D5 digital SLR cameras. NASA plans to use the cameras both at astronaut training facilities on Earth, and for recording intra- and extravehicular activities at the International Space Station (ISS).
 
NASA has ordered 53 standard Nikon D5 cameras with no special hardware modifications. Just as with the D3S digital SLR cameras delivered to NASA in 2009, these D5 cameras will be the same models available to consumers, confirming the incredible reliability of Nikon products, as well as their ability to withstand even the harshest of environments.
 
Highlights of Nikon's history with NASA:
 
1971The Nikon Photomic FTN* (NASA specifications) and NIKKOR lens were used on Apollo 15.
1980The "Small Camera", based on the Nikon F3 film SLR camera and equipped with a motor drive, and the F3 "Big Camera", which utilized long film, were delivered to NASA. The "Small Camera" was used aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia launched the following year.
1999The Nikon F5 film SLR camera and AF NIKKOR lens were carried aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery to photograph extravehicular activities (EVA).
2008The Nikon D2XS digital SLR cameras were delivered to NASA. Six D2XS cameras are used in space to document activities such as inspection and maintenance.
2013A total of 38 Nikon D4 digital SLR cameras, 64 NIKKOR lenses, including the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR, and various other accessories were delivered to NASA. These products are used, among other things, to check solar panels and outer surfaces of the ISS.
2016An additional 10 Nikon D4 digital SLR cameras were delivered to NASA, and are also used to check solar panels and outer surfaces of the ISS.
*Nikon F equipped with Photomic FTN viewfinder that supports TTL center-weighted metering.
 
This year, Nikon celebrates its 100th anniversary. Throughout this 100-year history, Nikon has supported the research and observation of extreme environments such as space and the Antarctic with strong and durable cameras and NIKKOR interchangeable lenses developed based on its optical and precision technologies. Nikon has focused on making its products better able to respond more completely to the demands made by photographers, their work and the environments that challenge them. Nikon is excited to continue to contribute to the observation and research of such regions by developing extremely reliable products that are able to stand up to even the most challenging of situations.
 
Fans of Nikon, space exploration, and photography in general can enjoy a time-lapse video titled "Nikon in Space" - this time-lapse video was created from stunning photos of our magnificent Earth captured from space using Nikon cameras and NIKKOR lenses.
 

B&H carries the Nikon D5 DSLR Camera.
Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Nikon USA News
Post Date: 8/25/2017 5:44:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Elvid SkyVision 7" On-Camera & Aerial Imaging LCD Monitor available for $139.95 with free shipping. Regularly $329.95.
 
Included Free: Elvid Remote Control Monitor Bracket
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 1024 x 600 Resolution LCD
  • Stretches DSLR Signal to Full Screen
  • Supports HD 1920x1080 Video
  • Peaking for Focus Adjustments
  • Color Check Modes for Calibration
  • HDMI Input and Composite Input/Output
  • Built-In Sony L Series Type Batt Plate
  • Built-In 32 Channel 5.8 GHz Receiver
  • Built-In DVR with Micro-SD Card Slot
  • Collapsible Sun Hood Included
Post Date: 8/25/2017 5:28:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H is featuring Ruggard Fabric Rain Shields as a Daily Deal with all sizes marked down considerably.
 
Rain sheilds such as these don't take up very much room in the gear bag, yet will prove invaluable for shooting in inclement weather.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Protects DSLR from Rain, Dust, Mud
  • Easy-to-Use
  • Full Access to DSLR Controls/Viewfinder
  • Ideally Used with Lens Hood
  • Drawstring Closures
  • Tripod Mountable
  • Zippered Storage Pouch & Clip Included
  • Strong 210D Ripstop Nylon Construction
Post Date: 8/25/2017 5:17:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 24, 2017
For rentals arriving by 9/8, use coupon code EXPLORE17 at LensRentals to save $25.00 on any rental of $150.00 or more.
Post Date: 8/24/2017 12:47:03 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
 
CarePAK PLUS Now Includes Image Recovery For All Consumer-Level Canon Printers with a Memory Card Slot
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., August 24, 2017 – To provide that extra layer of security consumers are looking for when capturing or printing life’s treasured moments, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced that the Canon CarePAK PLUS accidental damage protection plan will now include Image Recovery for all consumer-level Canon printers with a memory card slot. Already included with CarePAK PLUS for Canon cameras and camcorders, Image Recovery is designed to help retrieve lost or corrupted images or video files that might otherwise be gone forever.
 
Image Recovery is a newly added benefit of the Canon CarePAK PLUS plan, which also offers protection for hardware from accidental damage such as drops, spills, power surges and more. Additionally, CarePAK PLUS covers normal product wear and tear beyond the standard warranty period. With Canon CarePAK PLUS, a damaged product will be repaired, or replaced with an equivalent product.
 
“Canon U.S.A. is committed to providing the robust support for a worry-free ownership experience. We want our customers to know that we are here for them by providing extensive solutions – even for the unexpected,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The newly expanded Canon CarePAK PLUS coverage gives our customers even more reason to feel confident in choosing Canon.”
 
With Canon CarePAK PLUS, customers will enjoy service provided exclusively by Canon, which no other full-coverage service plan for Canon consumer-level cameras, camcorders or printers can offer. Coverage includes genuine Canon factory service using genuine Canon parts, rapid repair processing, and 100 percent U.S.-based tech support that is never outsourced.
 
The additional value Canon CarePAK PLUS gives customers peace of mind, thus allowing them to focus on enjoying their Canon product with confidence. For additional details about Canon CarePAK PLUS, please visit: usa.canon.com/carepak-plus
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 8/24/2017 10:28:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the FreeWave Orbit Motorized Pan Head with Remote and MPH-P8 Plate Kit available for $134.95 with free shipping. Regularly $174.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Programmable 360° Panoramic Movement
  • Remote Range: 100'
  • 3 Panning Speeds
  • 1-200 Programmable Positions
  • 3/8"-16 Tripod Mount
  • 2.4 GHz Frequency
  • Head is Powered by Nikon EN-EL3e Battery
  • Remote Powered by 2 x AAA Batteries
  • 8" Diameter Product Stage
  • Matte White Finish
Image quality results from the Canon EOS 5Ds R (second lens copy) and Canon EOS 7D Mark II have been added to the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens Review.
 
This lens tested slightly better at the wide end than the last copy we tested on the 5Ds R, so I moved the new results to the "Sample 1" position (the default). If you need a telephoto zoom lens that is more compact than the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens, this one is a good choice.
 
The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama.
 
For a great deal (save over $200), check out the 9+ grade used 70-300L that B&H has in stock!
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/24/2017 6:30:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the 3 Legged Thing QR11-LC Universal L-Bracket in stock with free expedited shipping.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Nikon and Canon and Others Compatibility
  • 2-Piece L-Bracket
  • 1/4"-20 Side Mount
  • Precision Engineered
  • Easy Connection to Tripod Head
  • Both Bracket Sides are Arca-Compatible
Post Date: 8/24/2017 5:40:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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