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 Tuesday, July 18, 2017
From Canon USA:
 
Print and Share Photos with the Touch of Your Compatible Smartphone2 at all of your Parties and Get-Togethers
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., July 18, 2017 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the new SELPHY CP1300 Wireless Compact Photo Printer. This lightweight, mobile and Wi-Fi1-enabled printer makes sharing memories in real-time so easy, and is the perfect accessory to add an extra level of fun and entertainment to any party. An update to the popular SELPHY CP1200 printer, the new SELPHY CP1300 is perfect for connected digital camera or smartphone users in search of a portable Wi-Fi enabled printer that can be used virtually anywhere, anytime, thanks to its optional direct-connect battery (no wires), to print the perfect photos.
 
Features include:
 
  • Party Shuffle Print: While previous SELPHY models included a Shuffle Layout function, the SELPHY CP1300’s Party Shuffle Print function is designed to allow Wi-Fi connected users to connect multiple compatible mobile devices2 to the same SELPHY CP1300 unit for everyone to enjoy creating a print layout made of combined images from family and friends.
  • Larger LCD Screen Size: Images are now displayed on a reader-friendly 3.2” tilt-type LCD monitor. By increasing the screen size, users can more easily see printing options, especially when in a busy party setting.
  • Improved User Interface: Category settings have been updated and rearranged to illustrate what a specific function is and what it can do. For example, showcasing a multiple photo layout image to prompt the user to touch that option for multi-photo printing.
  • Date Filter & Multi-Playback Jump: Image searching is improved with the ability to filter by date and browse by page rather than one image at a time.
  • New Photo Booth Friendly Layout Sizing: With DIY party and get together photo booths expediently growing in popularity, users can now print a 2-inch x 6-inch photo strip, helping immortalize anything from a children’s birthday party to a dream wedding. Simply have some props ready and an instant photo booth is ready to go!
“Sharing memories is so important to us all, and with the new SELPHY CP1300 printer, printing photos of friends and family is so simple,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The new improvements made to the SELPHY CP1300 take into account consumer feedback and offer enhanced capabilities and additional versatility that we hope helps users get even more joy out of printing their precious memories and fun times.”
 
Other features include:
 
  • Optional Direct Battery Connection: Direct battery attachment makes it more convenient to print on the go, even if power isn’t available.
  • Border Settings: To meet user demand, photos can either be printed without borders or by choosing border colors for single photo or layout settings on the printer itself.
  • Connectivity: With the dedicated Wi-Fi button, it's so easy to get the CP1300 set up on a wireless network. Once that is done, you can use the Canon PRINT App2, AirPrint3, Wireless PictBridge4 and more.
The SELPHY CP1300 printer has a suggested retail price of $129.99 and is offered in black and white models.
 
B&H has the Canon SELPHY CP1300 Wi-Fi enabled printer available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/18/2017 11:38:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon in stock with free expedited shipping.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/18/2017 11:31:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
by Sean Setters
 
I just moved into a new house in Savannah and, unfortunately, this one didn't have a large extra bedroom with high ceilings to use as my studio/office space. Fortunately, it did have a detached building that served as the previous owner's workshop.
 
The floor space available inside the workshop is 17' 5" x 11' 2.5" x 10' 5". The ceiling is 10' 5" at its apex but angles down to create walls which are roughly 7' high. As far as photography studios are concerned, this area is adequate for many needs but few would consider it spacious (especially with the gear that would eventually fill it).
 
After cleaning out the shop, washing the walls, installing insulation in the ceiling and fixing a minor electrical issue, it was time to decide on what color to paint the walls. Traditionally speaking, white is a good option. But I decided that the traditional option wasn't right for this space.
 
My previous studio was very slightly larger than this one. And even in that space, controlling light spill could prove problematic. That's because of the numerous nearby bright (yellow) colored walls for the light to bounce off of. Aside from the wall color making color balancing a pain (an x-rite ColorChecker Passport helped), limiting fill light in the space required using black [negative fill] cards for certain shoots.
 
So while white walls would have helped me avoid color balance issues, it would have compounded my previously-experienced light spill issues in a small (but larger than this) space. After thinking it over, I went to Home Depot and asked the associates in the paint department to mix me "middle gray," or specifically, 18% gray. Apparently, that's not a color that's found in their system. The next day I took a gray card to Home Depot and asked for a color match.
 
The above photo was taken just after the studio was painted. There's substantially less useable space now that my studio gear is all in place.
 
For this relatively small space, the benefits of having 18% gray walls include:
 
  • Less light is reflected compared to white walls, helping to limit light spill for better overall control.
  • For the light that does bounce off the walls, color influence is negligible.
  • A gray background is great for classic portraiture.
  • When gelling the background with flash, gray tends to work better because gelled flashes firing at white walls tend to get washed out relatively easily if any of your ungelled main light contaminates the background.
Unfortunately, there's only one small section of the room where the wall is actually bare and useable for background purposes, and that particular section is located on one of the longer sides of the room (shown above, left side between two power outlets), leaving a relatively small working space that is more appropriate for headshots or head-and-shoulder portraits as opposed to full length portraits. I can of course shoot longways in the studio with many other background options available. Below is recent head-and-shoulders shot I made in the new studio that was used by the subject's parents for a modeling call.
 
Head and Shoulders Modeling Image

So far, I'm pretty happy with how the studio turned out. I'll be making another post later this week about some of my organizational techniques utilized for the space.
Post Date: 7/18/2017 7:30:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the PocketWizard MultiMAX II Transceiver in stock with free expedited shipping.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Combination Transmitter and Receiver
  • Frequency: 340-354 MHz (FCC)
  • Works with Most PocketWizard Radios
  • Range: 1600' / 3200' (Long Range Mode)
  • 32 Channels; Selective Quad-Triggering
  • 20 ControlTL Channels with Three Zones
  • Infinite Intervalometer; Multi-Pop Mode
  • SpeedCycler; Lag Time Equalizer
  • Rear Curtain Sync; Precision Delay Times
  • Max Sync Speed: 1/125 to 1/1000 Second
Post Date: 7/18/2017 5:32:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, July 17, 2017

 
From the B&H YouTube Channel:
 
Fashion photographer Lindsay Adler talks about her favorite approaches to creating conceptual, stylized portraits for her subjects including story-telling, styling, mood boards and more.
 
Lindsay then does a demo shoot showing how to create stylized images, a quick retouch, and see the finished image come to life in print.
Through 7/23, use coupon code PXHUDSON10 at AdoramaPix to get 10% off Hudson albums.
Post Date: 7/17/2017 12:40:06 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
The pronghorn is a beautifully-colored animal and this sharp-looking buck gave me a glance perfectly timed with a brilliantly-colored background.
 
I shared the pronghorn chase story (with me being chased most of the time) before, but got around to processing another favorite from that experience. I won't tell you the same story twice, but head over to that page if you do not remember reading the story and strategy before.
 
The 5D Mark IV is a great general purpose camera and wildlife photography is just one of many excellent uses for this model.
 
Do you have your fall photography plans in place?
 
A larger version of this image is available on BryanCarnathan.com, Flickr, Google+, Facebook and 500px. If reading from a news feed reader, click through to see the framed image.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
600mm  f/4.0  1/1000s
ISO 320
5088 x 3392px
Post Date: 7/17/2017 8:27:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the SmallHD 702 7" OLED On-Camera Monitor available for $999.00 with free shipping. Regularly $1,599.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 7" 1280 x 800 Display
  • SDI and HDMI Inputs
  • 300 cd/m² OLED Panel
  • 10,000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • Wide Color Gamut with LUT Support
  • SDI-HDMI Cross Conversion
  • Dual L-Series and LP-E6 Battery Support
  • Page Builder OS
  • Milled Aluminum Construction
  • Scratch-Resistant Gorilla Glass Screen
Post Date: 7/17/2017 5:30:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, July 14, 2017

 
From the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom YouTube Channel:
 
Lightroom tips and tricks in 60 seconds or less from longtime Lightroom team member Benjamin Warde.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 7/14/2017 10:24:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Post Date: 7/14/2017 9:22:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Sigma:
 
Full-frame sensor compatible, high-speed prime lenses bring Sigma’s esteemed Art lens technology to cinema cameras; the 14mm T2 FF and 135mm T2 FF begin shipping late July for a retail price of $4,999.00 USD each
 
Ronkonkoma, NY – July 13, 2017 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced the availability of two brand new cine lenses: the Sigma 14mm T2 FF and 135mm T2 FF, which will both begin shipping late July 2017. Compatible with full-frame image sensors, these high-speed cine prime lenses are available for EF, E and PL mounts. They are available as individual lenses for a retail price of $4,999.00 USD each, or as part of two and seven lens sets for retail prices of $10,499.00 USD and $24,799.00 USD respectively.
 
Go fast and wide with the Sigma 14mm T2 Cine Prime
The Sigma 14mm T2 FF Cine Prime lens is the world’s first and only to offer an incredibly fast T2 at this ultra-wide angle focal length for full frame sensors. Bringing remarkable optical performance to the art of capturing moving images, the Sigma 14mm T2 offers cinematographers the opportunity for robust cinematic expression.
 
Resolving power like nothing ever seen before with the Sigma 135mm T2 Cine Prime
The Sigma 135mm T2 FF Cine Prime offers astonishing rendering performance unmatched by almost any lens on the market. Retaining the optical performance of Sigma’s original Art lens for the still photographer, this exceptional lens enables cinematographers to enjoy the highest image quality for shooting movies.
 
Both lenses offer the following benefits and capabilities:
 
  • Bright, T2 full frame maximum aperture
  • Capable of resolving up to 8K
  • Available in Canon EF, Sony E & PL Mounts
  • 180-degree focus rotation
The Sigma 14mm and 135mm lenses are fully compatible with full frame sensors. The addition of these lenses to the Sigma cine lineup expands the FF High Speed Prime Line to a total of seven lenses, from a super-wide 14mm to a brilliantly sharp telephoto 135mm.
 
Pricing for individual lenses and lens sets
The newest cine lens offerings from Sigma will be available individually as well as in sets for the following retail prices.
 
  • Sigma 14mm T2 FF - $4,999.00 USD
  • Sigma 135mm T2 FF - $4,999.00 USD
The Sigma 14mm T2 FF and 135mm T2 FF Shipping Late July
The Cine 14mm and 135mm lenses and sets will begin shipping late July 2017 for EF, E and PL mounts.
 
B&H has the Sigma 14mm T2 FF and Sigma 135mm T2 FF cine lenses available for preorder.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 7/14/2017 9:18:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
If you want to reduce the size and weight of your camera, but do not want to give up great image quality, then the Canon EOS Rebel SL2 and EOS M5 will likely be considered prime candidates for incorporating into your camera kit.
 
First, let's look at some of the primary features these cameras have in common:
 
  • 24.2 MP APS-C Dual Pixel CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 7 processor
  • Pop-up flash (no master functionality)
  • Native ISO range: 100-25600
  • Images/movies stored to SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I) memory card
  • 1/4000 max shutter speed
  • 1/200 flash sync speed
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC
  • USB 2.0, HDMI (micro) & 3.5mm stereo mini jack
Advantages of the EOS Rebel SL2:
 
  • Natively compatible with EF, EF-S, TS-E & MP-E lenses
  • Ambience / White Priority AWB vs. Ambience only
  • Vari-angle touchscreen LCD vs. Tilt-type touchscreen LCD
  • Higher built-in flash guide number: 9.8m vs. 5m
  • Wider exposure compensation range: +/- 5 stops vs. +/- 3 stops
  • Selectable IPB standard / IPB light encoding vs. single in-camera default
  • Longer battery life: 650 vs. 395 (420 with Eco Mode On)
  • Working humidity: 90% vs. 85%
  • Lower price
Advantages of the EOS M5:
 
  • Native EF-M lenses are smaller/lighter than similar EF-S/EF lenses
  • More AF Points: 49 vs. 9
  • 1/3-stop ISO adjustments vs. full stops
  • 100% viewfinder coverage vs. 95%
  • Larger LCD screen: 3.2" vs. 3.0"
  • Higher burst rate/larger buffer: max 9 fps, up to 17 RAW vs. 5 fps, up to 6 RAW
  • Slightly smaller/lighter: 4.6 x 3.5 x 2.4" (115.6 x 89.2 x 60.6mm), 15.1 oz. (427g) vs. 4.82 x 3.65 x 2.75" (122.4 x 92.6 x 69.8mm), 15.98 oz (453g)
  • Wider operating range: 14-104°F / -10-40°C vs. 32-104°F / 0-40°C
Who should opt for the EOS Rebel SL2?
 
If you want a compact camera with a traditional optical viewfinder, there's only one choice in this comparison – get the Rebel SL2. Note, of course, that I didn't list the optical viewfinder (OVF) or the electronic viewfinder (EVF) as an advantage for the respective cameras above; both have advantages and disadvantages compared to the other, so your needs and shooting preferences will ultimately determine which type of viewfinder is right for you.
 
While those photographing fast action may appreciate some of the M5 advantages over the SL2, the SL2's OVF implementation is better-suited for tracking action while capturing a burst of images.
 
If you want to create videos with your new camera, both feature Movie Servo AF via Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF sensor technology, but only the SL2 offers selectable IBP standard and IBP light encoding as well as a vari-angle LCD screen.
 
Those creating HDRs through manual exposure bracketing will appreciate the SL2's wider exposure compensation range (although the auto exposure bracketing (AEB) spec is the same for both cameras – 3 shots up to +/- 2 stops).
 
For those who tend to occasionally forget to pack important items in their gear bag, an advantage of the SL2 is its native compatibility with all of Canon's EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lenses (no adapter required). Those needing to control larger lenses on their camera and those actively using the camera for substantial time periods will appreciate the SL2's more substantial grip.
 
The Rebel SL2 has one particular advantage that nearly every photographer can appreciate – a significantly lower price compared to the M5.
 
Who should opt for the EOS M5?
 
Traveling? The M5 might be the better option for you. Two primary advantages of a mirrorless system are reduced size and weight. While the size and weight differences between these two models are likely not as significant as you might expect, the EOS M5 delivers on both counts. It is the lightest and most compact in this comparison.
 
EF-M lenses are generally smaller and lighter than their DSLR-compatible counterparts, and the size and weight savings becomes more significant as your kit grows. However, the relatively small number of EF-M lenses (especially those with wide apertures) may prove limiting for some types of photography and if more flexibility is required, the EOS M5 is compatible with all EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lenses when paired with a Canon EF-M Lens Adapter.
 
Anyone valuing more AF points, a larger AF point spread, faster burst rate, larger buffer and wider operating range will be attracted to the EOS M5.
 
Summary
 
When it comes down to it, both of these cameras are smaller and lighter than traditional APS-C DSLR cameras, yet offer the same great image quality you've come to expect from such cameras. With an advanced AF system and the ability to use a wide range of lenses (with an adapter), the M5 will prove to be a compelling choice for many. However, adapting lenses made for DSLRs arguably negates much of the "reduced size and weight" advantage of owning a mirrorless camera and the SL2, with its more substantial grip, permits better, more comfortable control over the camera. Of course, if (or more likely, when) Canon fills out its EF-M lineup offering lenses similar to its EF/EF-S offerings, the size and weight advantages of its mirrorless range will likely be much more significant.
 
For those that prefer a traditional optical viewfinder, desire a vari-angle LCD or simply want a more compact (and affordable) DSLR, the Rebel SL2 checks all those boxes with a native-mount lens lineup that is sure to meet your needs without the need for an adapter.
 
More Information:
 
See our full list of Camera Gear Comparisons.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/14/2017 8:02:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon:
 
Thank you for choosing Nikon for your photographic needs. In February of 2016, we announced in an update that the shutter in some Nikon D750 digital SLR cameras manufactured between October 2014 through June 2015 may not function normally, sometimes resulting in a shading of a portion of images. Since that time, we have learned that the same issue may affect D750 cameras manufactured from July 2014 through September 2014 and from July 2015 through September 2016.
 
For those who have already purchased a D750 and would like to have their camera serviced for this issue, free of charge, Nikon service centers will service cameras as indicated below. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this issue may have caused.
 
Identifying affected D750 cameras
To check whether or not your camera may be one of those affected by this issue, click the Check Your Serial Number button below and enter your D750's serial number as instructed. . If your D750 camera is one of those that may be affected, instructions for obtaining service will be displayed. If your D750 camera is not one of those to which this issue may apply, rest assured that service to your D750 camera as to this issue is not necessary and you may continue using your D750 camera without concern for this issue.
 
Check Your Serial Number
 
Resolution
If your D750 camera may be affected, as confirmed with the serial number check above, you will be provided with the necessary information to obtain service for this issue free of charge. Once your D750 camera is received by Nikon, your D750 camera’s shutter will be examined and replaced, and your D750 camera returned to you free of charge, even if your D750 camera warranty has expired.
 
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this matter may have caused you.
 
Nikon will continue to take all possible measures to further improve product quality. Therefore, we hope that you will continue to choose Nikon for your photographic needs.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 7/14/2017 7:38:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For a limited time, Amazon has the CyberPower CP1000AVRLCD Intelligent LCD UPS available for $74.95. Regularly $104.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 1000VA/600 Watts UPS system - Protects PCs, workstations, and home entertainment systems. Prevents data loss and protects electronic equipment from harmful power problems.
  • Line interactive - Corrects brownouts and overvoltage without using battery power. GreenPower UPS, reduces energy consumption up to 75%.
  • Multifunction LCD provides runtime in minutes, battery status, load level and other status information
  • Output Connections: (5) Battery Backup & Surge Protected Outlets, (4) Surge Protected Outlets
  • Energy Star Qualified - Mini-Tower Form Factor - 3 Year Warranty
Post Date: 7/14/2017 7:28:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, July 13, 2017
From Wacom:
 
Tokyo – 11 July 2017 – Beginning 2018, Wacom will expand the Cintiq Pro lineup. Designed for creative professionals seeking a larger digital canvas, the new 24 and 32-inch Cintiq Pros will join the previously introduced 13 and 16-inch models to form a comprehensive range of sizes for every need. In a first for the company, Wacom will unveil a series of behind the scenes details across the next six months to build awareness and excitement for the products.
 
Bigger, bolder, better
The new Cintiq Pro 24 and 32-inch models are based on brilliant 4k displays with a billion colors and maximum color accuracy. The edge-to-edge glass screens open up space for unlimited creativity and production. The new members of the creative pen display family will not only grow in size, but more importantly also bring the unrivaled Pro Pen 2 technology to the big screens. Prices will range from $1,999 to $3,299 USD.
 
Why wait, buy now
For creative professionals, who want to add a bigger pen display to their existing set up but don’t want to wait until the beginning of 2018, Wacom still offers the Cintiq 27 QHD and Cintiq 22 pen displays. Combining the Wacom pen experience with a screen, these Cintiq models provide a perfect tool and fit into every professional environment, regardless of the operating system preferred.
 
To make these displays even more attractive, Wacom offers a substantial price drop for the following Cintiq models:
 
  • Cintiq 22HD Pen Display: $100 USD / € 100 EUR / £ 100 GBP off*
  • Cintiq 27HD Pen Display: $400 USD / € 450 EUR / £ 350 GBP off*
  • Cintiq 27HD Pen & Touch Display: $400 USD / € 450 EUR / £ 350 GBP off*
*New Wacom Store prices as of July 11, 2017; offers might be different in retail; prices in GBP and EUR including VAT.
 
B&H carries Wacom tablets.
Category: Wacom News
Post Date: 7/13/2017 3:24:03 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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