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 Monday, February 10, 2020

 
From the Nissan YouTube Channel:
 
Mauro Calo, a professional precision driver and automotive video expert known for his work on big-budget blockbuster movies and automotive TV shows, transforms Nissan's sports car into a high-performance camera rig.
 
Nissan developed the 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO to be the pinnacle of the iconic nameplate. For maximum performance, the engine was upgraded, its aerodynamics further enhanced, and weight was shed through the meticulous use of exotic materials.
 
While Nissan helped locate a suitable GT-R to be transformed into a purpose-built camera car, Calo was already working on the design. Once the car arrived, he and his team fitted a bespoke tubular structure that was welded to the chassis and able to hold the weight of the professional carbon-fiber gimbal camera mounting system.
Post Date: 2/10/2020 5:26:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Adorama YouTube Channel:
 
In this episode, Pye will teach you 5 important RAW processing tips you might not have known using the popular photo-editing software, Adobe Lightroom.
 
Adorama carries Adobe Photography Plan Subscriptions.
Post Date: 2/10/2020 5:20:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Manfrotto Nitrotech N12 & 545GB Dual-Leg Tripod System with Half Ball Adapter & Bag available for $499.88 with free shipping. Compare at $1,099.88.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Nitrotech N12 Fluid Head
  • 26.4-Pound Load Capacity
  • 8.8 to 26.4-Pound Counterbalance Range
  • 75mm Flat Base
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS available for $129.95 with free shipping after $70.00 in-cart coupon savings is applied. Compare at $199.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Output: 1500 VA / 1000W @ 60 Hz
  • Input: 88-144 VAC @ 57-63 Hz
  • 12 x NEMA 5-15R Total Outlets
  • 6 x Battery/Surge & 6 x Surge Outlets
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 2/10/2020 4:41:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, February 8, 2020
With a Canon EOS M200 in hand, it is time to set up the camera for use. Following are the 29 steps I took to make an out-of-the-box M200 ready for use.
 
  1. Open the box, find the battery, place it in the charger and plug it in.
  2. While the battery is charging, unpack the other items you want from the box. This is a good time to install the neck strap.
  3. Download and install the Canon Solution Disk software on your computer to get support for the latest camera(s). Canon Digital Photo Pro (DPP), EOS Utility, Photostitch and Lens Registration Utility are the options I manually include in the install.
  4. Insert the battery (after charging completes) and power the camera on.
  5. The date, time and time zone setup screen will show at the first startup. Use the Rear Control dial and Set button to update this information.
  6. Insert a memory card (don't forget to format the card via the tools menu option before taking pictures).
  7. If the lens being used retracts beyond a usable focal length (the EF-M 15-45 for example), unlock and extend the lens.
  8. Set the camera's mode to Av, Tv or M (some modes provide only a small subset of available menu options). Use the middle switch setting (Creative Assist by default) and scroll up to the advanced modes.
  9. Scroll through all of the menu tabs to configure the camera as follows:
  10. Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Image quality: Use top dial to set RAW to "RAW" and Rear Control arrow (press left or right) to set JPEG to "-"
  11. Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Image review: Off (without a review display being shown and cleared, the viewfinder becomes ready-for-shooting faster)
  12. Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Lens aberration correction: disable all (I correct lens aberrations during post processing if warranted, though enabling CA correction is usually a good idea and if shooting in JPG mode, consider enabling other options as well.)
  13. Shooting Menu, Tab 2: Auto Lighting Optimizer: Off (again, those shooting in JPG mode might want to explore the results of this option)
  14. Shooting Menu, Tab 4: Picture Style: Neutral with Sharpness = 1 (Note: the low contrast "Neutral" picture style provides a histogram on the back of the camera that most-accurately shows me blown highlights and blocked shadows on the camera LCD. I usually change the Picture Style to "Standard" in DPP after capture. If shooting in JPG mode, selecting "Standard" is probably a better option.)
  15. Shooting Menu, Tab 5: High speed NR: Off (or Low) (Noise reduction is destructive to images details - I prefer to add NR sparingly in post. Select "Low" if shooting in JPG format).
  16. Shooting Menu, Tab 5: Touch Shutter: Disable
  17. Shooting Menu, Tab 6: Continuous AF: Disable (increases battery life)
  18. Playback Menu, Tab 4: AF point disp.: Disable
  19. Playback Menu, Tab 4: View from last seen: Disable
  20. Wireless Menu, Tab 1: Airplane mode: On (unless using the wireless features)
  21. Set Up Menu, Tab 1: Auto rotate: On, computer only (if I'm shooting vertically, I want the image to also display vertically on the camera, optimally using the full screen)
  22. Set Up Menu, Tab 3: Beep: Disable (no one else wants to hear your camera)
  23. Set Up Menu, Tab 4: Shooting information display: Grid display: 3x3, Histogram: RGB
  24. Set Up Menu, Tab 5: Custom Functions(C.Fn): ISO expansion: On
  25. Set Up Menu, Tab 5: Custom Functions(C.Fn): Shutter release w/o lens (Disable)
  26. Set Up Menu, Tab 5: Copyright information: Enter author's name
  27. Display Level Menu, Tab 1: Menu display: Standard
  28. Display Level Menu, Tab 1: Feature guide: Disable (beginners will want this feature enabled)
  29. My Menu: Set up
I of course make additional menu and other setting changes based on current shooting scenarios, but this list covers my initial camera setup process.
 
To copy this configuration would mean that you intend to shoot similar to how I shoot - including shooting in RAW-only format. While my setup works great for me, your best use of this list may be for tweaking your own setup.
 
If you can't remember your own menu setup parameters, keeping an up-to-date list such as this one is a good idea. Anytime your camera is reset-to-factory state for some reason, such as when being serviced, you will be ready to restore your setup quickly while ensuring that you do not miss an important setting. If you purchase another same or similar camera, you will be able to quickly set it up.
 
More Information
 
Canon EOS M200
 
The Canon EOS M200 is in stock at B&H.
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Post Date: 2/8/2020 9:53:49 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, February 7, 2020
eBay (via 6ave - 99.7% Positive feedback) has the Canon EOS 5Ds DSLR Camera available for $1,163.59 with free shipping. Compare at $3,499.00.
 
If you've never owned a full frame camera, this would be an excellent (and inexpensive) introduction.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore would not qualify for a manufacturer warranty.
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Post Date: 2/7/2020 5:11:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the HP Sprocket 200 Photo Printer (Luna Pearl) available for $49.99 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $129.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • ZINK Printing Technology
  • Extremely Compact Design
  • Print from iOS & Android Devices via App
  • Print Resolution: 313 x 400 dp
Post Date: 2/7/2020 5:02:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Gura Gear UINTA 30L Multipurpose Backpack (Black/Brown) available for $49.00 with free shipping. Regularly $219.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds DSLR, Lenses, and Accessories
  • Accommodates 17" Laptop
  • Multiple Pockets & Tripod Holder
  • Top Handle, Shoulder & Chest Straps
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
 Thursday, February 6, 2020
Just posted: Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS Lens Review.
 
Learn how this lens differs from the Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM Lens.
 
The Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS Lens is in stock at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
Rent the Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS Lens from Lensrentals.
 
Please share!
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/6/2020 9:48:52 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the Profoto YouTube Channel:
 
Follow Swedish based photographer Emily Dahl on this 1920's inspired beauty shoot where she combines flash and lighting for video using the Profoto B10.
 
B&H carries the Profoto B10 Plus and related accessories.
Through 10:00am Eastern Time, Adorama has the NiSi V5 Pro 100mm Filter Holder Kit available for $87.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $178.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Brand new "side pressure" clip design makes inserting filters smoother and easier.
  • Raised lip makes removal of CPL easier than the original V5 Holder.
  • Compatible with all 2mm thick 100mm filters
  • Machined aluminum construction.
  • Includes a removable 86mm glass circular polarizing filter.
  • Can hold 1 round filter and 3 100mm filters.
  • Comes with 82mm,77mm,72mm,and 67mm adapter rings.
  • Leather carrying case included.
Post Date: 2/6/2020 4:55:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Tamrac Pro Compact 1 Camera Bag available for $12.95 with free shipping. Regularly $25.95.
 
This small camera bag looks to be the perfect size for a Canon PowerShot or similar camera.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds Compact Camera & Accessories
  • Zippered, Front Accessory Pocket
  • Rear Belt Loop
  • Included Shoulder Strap
Post Date: 2/6/2020 4:49:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Sachtler Ace XL System with SpeedLock Tripod & Mid-Level Spreader (75mm Bowl) available for $825.00 with free shipping. Regularly $1,425.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 17.6 lb Capacity Fluid Drag Head
  • Two-Stage Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • 4.1" Sliding Plate Range
  • 8-Step Counterbalance
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
 Wednesday, February 5, 2020
B&H has a Really Right Stuff FG-02 Fluid-Gimbal Head in 9+ rated (shows little or no signs of wear) used condition for only $950.00. Compare at $1,340.00 new, a nearly $400.00 savings.
 
This is my favorite gimbal head – it is arguably the best available. Check out the Really Right Stuff FG-02 Fluid-Gimbal Head review to learn more.
 
B&H also has a couple of used Really Right Stuff PG-01 Compact Pano-Gimbal Heads in stock.
B&H has the Ring Video Doorbell Pro available for $159.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $249.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Camera & Doorbell to Monitor Front Door
  • 1920 x 1080 Video Resolution
  • IR LEDs for Night Vision
  • 160° Field of View
Post Date: 2/5/2020 4:59:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the GVM -600S LED Ring Light available for $119.99 with free shipping. Regularly $159.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Shoot-Through Camera Mount
  • 6 x Removable Light Bars, 120° Beam
  • Color: 3200 to 5600K, CRI/TLCI: 97+
  • 10 to 100% Dimming
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 2/5/2020 4:50:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Porta Brace Hard Case with Six 4" Lens Cups (Gray) available for $99.97 with free shipping. Regularly $160.97.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • For DSLRs, Small Equipment & Accessories
  • Includes Six 4" Padded Lens Cups
  • Zippered Lens Cups with Clear Top Window
  • Latch Closure & Holes for Optional Lock
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 2/5/2020 4:39:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Act fast: The Canon USA Store has the refurbished EOS 70D body for only $399.20. I doubt that inventory will last long.
 
Here is a selection of other deals:
 
Canon EOS 70D EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens — $489.20
Canon EOS 70D EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens — $569.20
Canon EOS Rebel T5i 18-55mm IS STM Lens — $299.99
Canon EOS SL1 with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens (white) — $249.99 (great for kids)
 
That is a tiny subset of the great deals on refurbished cameras, lenses, and flashes at the Canon USA Store. Check them out.
 
Expect Canon USA refurbished gear to be like new with an as-new warranty at great prices.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/4/2020 9:34:40 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon has released new versions of its Digital Photo Professional, EOS Utility Picture Style Editor, and GPS Log File Utility 1.0.0. (thanks Scott)
 
The noted change for Digital Photo Professional 4.12.0 is support added for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III.
 
Download: Canon Releases DPP 4.12.00, EOS Utility 3.12.00, and Picture Style Editor 1.24.00
Post Date: 2/4/2020 7:50:32 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From X-Rite:
 
The third-generation i1Pro spectrophotometer is twice as fast, more reliable, and more accurate.
 
Grand Rapids, MI USA, February 3, 2020 – X-Rite Incorporated, global leader in color science and technology announces the third-generation of its popular i1Pro solutions for photographic and imaging professionals who print. The redesigned i1Pro 3 spectrophotometer is more accurate and reliable as well as two times faster than its predecessor. The i1Pro 3 is ideal for demanding imaging professionals who require accurate color across their complete capture through display and print workflow including scanners and projectors. Customers can use the i1Pro 3 to better track and verify monitor and print quality and capture spot color measurements.
 
“For more than 10 years the i1Pro Family has been the go-to solution for the most demanding photographers who require accurate color profiling,” said Liz Quinlisk, Global Photo and Video Business Unit Manager, X-Rite. “The third-generation i1Pro takes color management to the next level by notably improving on device speed and accuracy, as well as supporting high-brightness displays. With the i1Pro 3, photographers can quickly and easily ensure color accuracy from capture through print for repeatable and predictive color results.”
 
The new i1Photo Pro 3:
 
  • Offers a custom, full-spectrum LED light source, which allows for single-pass scanning and improves device reliability and accuracy.
  • Measures M0, M1, and M2 simultaneously in a single pass while accounting for optical brighteners. Photographers can quickly predict how colors printed on optically-brightened photo papers will look under different lighting conditions.
  • Reads smaller patch sizes (6mm x 6mm) twice as fast as the i1Pro 2 with improved accuracy. Users can read more patches per target in both spot and scanning modes for less pages to print and scan.
  • Achieves correct calibration on ultra-bright displays (up to 5K NITs). Matches up to four displays connected to a single computer and unlimited displays connected to different computers.
  • Optimizes automated file creation with the option to include the new i1iO Automated Scanning Table for i1Pro 3. Adding hands-free test chart reading saves operators time and materials during production.
i1Photo Pro 3 combines world-class hardware and software to deliver the ultimate professional level color management for photo professionals who print. i1Photo Pro 3 is ideal for “Color Perfectionist” photographers looking for perfectly accurate color from capture through edit, sharing and printing – the first time and every time. Quickly and easily create custom camera, monitor, projector, scanner and RGB printer profiles, ensuring the colors captured, viewed and printed are true.
 
Additional i1Pro 3 Plus Solutions:
 
In addition to i1Photo Pro 3 Plus, X-Rite is now shipping these new i1Pro 3 Plus solutions:
 
  • i1Basic Pro 3 Plus
    includes monitor calibration and quality control for monitors and printers
  • i1Publish Pro 3 Plus
    includes CMYK+ printer module and all features of i1Photo Pro 3 Plus
Recently announced i1Photo Pro 3 Plus offers advanced capabilities to support more challenging to profile substrates including textured and glossy photo media as well as ceramics, textiles, glass, metal, wood, vinyl, plastics, thin films, cardboard, and more.
 
All models of the i1Pro 3 come with the latest version of i1Profiler, a professional color profiling software. The i1Photo Pro 3 is now available
 
B&H carries X-Rite Color Management Products.
Category: X-Rite News
Post Date: 2/4/2020 6:08:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Manfrotto Alu Air-Cushioned Compact Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack available for $199.88 with free shipping. Regularly $259.88.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Black, Air Cushioned
  • Quick Stack System (QSS)
  • 3 Sections, 2 Risers
Post Date: 2/4/2020 5:00:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Samson Meteor Mic USB Studio Condenser Microphone (White) available for $39.99 with free shipping. Regularly $69.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Large 25mm Diaphragm
  • Cardioid Pickup Pattern
  • 16-Bit, 44.1 / 48 kHz Resolution
  • Stereo 1/8" Headphone Jack
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
 Monday, February 3, 2020
Until Feb 7th, get DeNoise AI 2.0, now with batch processing and chroma noise reduction, for $20.00 off.
 
Not sure about this deal? Check out the free trial.
Post Date: 2/3/2020 9:00:49 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
This sale ends today: Check out the Skylum Software Luminar Groundhog Day sale. Click on the "Buy Now" button to see the sale details including a reduced price (regularly $89.00) for Luminar 4 along with free extras.
 
Offer bundles include:

  • Luminar 4 + Inspiration Looks - US$79 + 2 FREE Sky Packs (US$50 value)
  • Luminar 4 + Inspiration Looks + California Sunsets - US$89 + 2 FREE Sky Packs (US$50 value)
  • Luminar 4 + Aurora HDR 2019 + Inspiration Looks + California Sunsets - US$159 + 2 FREE Sky Packs (US$50 value)

Don't forget to use our coupon code THEDIGITALPICTURE to get an additional $10.00 discount.

Post Date: 2/3/2020 11:38:53 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Just another stellar Shenandoah National Park sunrise and being there was the hardest part of capturing this image (being there was not hard either).
 
This is single exposure image (not an HDR) captured with the red channel being nearly blown on the histogram. At that brightness, this just-before-sunrise scene provided adequate detail in the shadows for Capture One to brighten them while darkening the highlights slightly for improved balance. The f/8 aperture maximized sharpness, minimized peripheral shading, and provided very adequate depth of field. ISO 100 was selected for its low noise attributes. Nothing in this scene was in motion except for the very-slow-moving clouds and the 0.4 sec. shutter speed used for the final scene brightness was easily adequate to stop all motion.
 
Saturation and contrast were added to this image but this sunrise was so dramatic that the amount of both adjustments was only slight. Auto white balance delivered a cool-toned image and warming it slightly proved helpful.
 
From a composition perspective, the options were limited in this scene. Moving a short distance would not change the scene much and moving a large distance meant the view would be completely obscured. Thus, selecting the right focal length became the primary method for inclusion and exclusion of elements.
 
Old Rag mountain, the highest peak shown, was my primary subject. I wanted the foreground layer (trees) included as a base for the image and liked the curvature this element showed, partially encircling Old Rag and its trailing mountain range. Keeping this horizon straight seemed obligatory in this case but how high the horizon was in the frame was left for personal preference. The height selected here seemed to create a nice overall balance.
 
The remaining area of the frame was filled with color in the sky. While most of the color in the sky is in the frame, a significant amount of the frame is filled with color.
 
Though this image is uncomplicated, it was one of my favorite Shenandoah National Park landscape images from last fall.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
Post Date: 2/3/2020 10:56:53 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Use coupon code POEM15 (one use per customer) at Lensrentals to save 15% on orders arriving by 2/28/2020.
 
For inquiring minds, this is the Lensrentals poem:
 
"Roses are Red
Canon is Red
Valentines are Red"
 
The author's full disclosure: "My boss is making me write this... Here is 15% off"
 
Renting is a great option for trying new gear or for getting otherwise unaffordable gear to use for short periods of time.
Post Date: 2/3/2020 9:56:58 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
I'm currently working on the Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS Lens review and an important attribute of this lens to evaluate is the amount of light transmission being lost at the widest apertures due to the Defocused Smoothing feature.
 
In the example shared in this post, the exposures were determined by an EOS R in Av mode and all appear similar in brightness.
 
Looking at the shutter speed changes relative to the aperture starting with the bottom right image captured at f/5.6, we see the camera selecting a one-full-stop faster shutter speed at f/2.8 than f/4, indicating that the DS technology is no longer having an impact (though in some testing scenarios, only a 2/3-stop-faster shutter speed was selected for f/4, showing a 1/3-stop impact remaining).
 
In a normal lens, f/2 should have required a 1/1600 shutter speed with this example illustrating a 1/3-stop loss in light transmission. At f/1.4, the shutter speed should have been 1/3200, indicating that 1-full-stop of light transmission has been lost.
 
The f/1.2 aperture is about 1/2-stop wider than f/1.4 and the exposure was given the same shutter speed as at f/1.4, showing a total of about 1.5-stops of reduced light transmission, the amount Canon indicated we should expect.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/3/2020 9:46:30 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Through midnight tonight Easten Time, B&H has the Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens available for $1,099.00 with free shipping. Regularly $1,399.00.
 
This is a great deal on an incredibly-high-performing lens.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Two FLD Elements, Three SLD Elements
  • Three Aspherical Elements
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 2/3/2020 5:28:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, February 2, 2020
Through Feb 29th, students and teachers can save up to 20% on some of the hottest Sony cameras and lenses. All other Sony products are EDU discounted 10%.
 
Hint: If you are not a student or teacher, you probably know one.
 
Save 20% on the Following Cameras and Lenses
 
Log in to your B&H EDU account to see this special pricing:
 
Sony Alpha a6600 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)
Sony Alpha a6600 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens
Sony Alpha a7R IV Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)
 
Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens
Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens
Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens
Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Lens
Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens
 
Again, save 10% on all other Sony products.
Post Date: 2/2/2020 7:25:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has a special price on the Samyang XP 85mm F1.2 Lens for Canon EF – only $695.00. This is a $300.00 savings over the regular $995.00 price.
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Post Date: 2/2/2020 7:24:35 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, February 1, 2020
Check out the refurbished inventory update at the Canon USA Store: cameras | lenses | flashes
 
Notable inclusions are the EOS RP, EOS Rebel SL3, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III, EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II, and (update: gone) EF 500mm f/4L IS II Lens. (thanks Scott)
 
Also check out the M100 with EF-M 15-45mm lens for only $299.99.
 
Expect Canon USA refurbished gear to be like new with an as-new warranty at great prices.
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Post Date: 2/1/2020 12:46:00 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
All of your cases and backpacks are labeled with your name and contact information, right? If not, correct that problem ASAP.
 
Shacke's Mini Luggage Tags at Amazon have become my choice. They are available in 4 colors (including black) and $9.99 gets you four durable/bendable rubber tags.
 
If you are not sure that you need to label your cases, here is a story I shared nearly 7 years ago:
 
The title was something like "Why My Rebel T4i is in British Columbia — and How I Know That".
 
Upon arriving at our rental house in Maui, Hawaii, after being up/traveling for nearly 24 hours, my daughter asked me if I had her camera — a relatively new at the time Canon EOS Rebel T4i. With a sinking feeling, I replied that I did not.
 
My mind immediately began plotting a course of action to take but sleep had to come first. We had been in four airports and on three planes that day. Locating the camera seemed a daunting challenge — if not an impossibility.
 
I woke up the next morning to a voice mail from Janet at the United ticket counter in the Vancouver International Airport. The camera had been left on a plane and went at least one stop beyond our time on that particular aircraft. Janet knew how to reach me because: my contact information was on the camera case, despite the case being a very small one.
 
If you were to lose your camera and the case you are carrying it in, would someone know how to get in touch with you? This does not apply only to airline travel — a camera can be lost at a restaurant, hotel, wedding, park ... or anywhere. Labeling counts on the finder to have the integrity to track down the owner and return the lost item, but the odds are good that will happen and my story eventually had a happy ending.
 
Another option to consider is entering your contact information into the camera's copywrite information. Not all finders may know enough to look for this information, but at least the information is there for discovery — perhaps when someone is reviewing images captured by the camera.
 
 
Following is a relevant (and entertaining) infographic Mike shared with us at that time:
 
Post Date: 2/1/2020 11:42:58 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon, Inc. has posted FY 2019 results: Results | Supplemental Data | Presentation Material
 
Here is some relavent information shared in these reports:
 
"Looking at the Imaging System Business Unit, sales of the new interchangeable-lens digital cameras for advanced amateur DSLRs enjoyed solid growth. Also, in the growing full-frame mirrorless camera market, Canon benefited from sales of new models launched in the second half of the previous year and the beginning of this year. However, the interchangeable-lens digital cameras market continued to shrink mainly for entrylevel models and overall unit sales decreased compared with the previous year."
 
"As for interchangeable-lens digital cameras, although demand for entry-level models is expected to continue to shrink, demand for mirrorless cameras is expected to remain firm, particularly for advanced amateur models, including models with full-frame sensors."
 
"... the price of memory devices has bottomed out"
 
"In Imaging System, sales and profit also declined. While we enhanced our lineup in order to recover the ground we lost by entering the mirrorless camera market late, our camera business was negatively impacted by market contraction and the intensely competitive environment."
 
"We expect sales of cameras, which face continued market contraction, and laser printers, which are being impacted by economic slowdown in China, to decline."
 
"In Imaging System, although we expect camera revenue to decline due to the impact of continuing market contraction, we will put a stop to the decline in profitability, by further enhancing our mirrorless lineup with an advanced feature full-frame model and lenses, and by accelerating review of our business structure."
 
"In 2019, the interchangeable-lens camera market shrank 15% to 8.8 million units, as sales of entry-level models, which are being impacted by smartphones, continued to contract. We were also impacted by this."
 
"In 2020, although we expect market contraction to continue at a similar rate and the market size to be around 7.5 million units, we also see stable demand for professional and advanced-amateur models. In order to maintain profitability, it is important for us to secure market share and improve our product mix further in this area."
 
"Although we have launched two full-frame mirrorless cameras as well as ten dedicated lenses, our lineup is still insufficient. In order to recover from our late entry into the mirrorless camera market, we have plans to launch a model that incorporates a newly developed image sensor and image-processing engine that offer even more advanced features. We will work to raise our presence in the mirrorless camera category, leveraging large trade exhibitions around the world. Even amid increasing competition, we will expand sales of higher-end models driven by new products and aim for top market share even in the mirrorless camera market."
 
"At the same time, we will expand our lineup of dedicated lenses launching several innovative ones that take advantage of the new mount that allows greater flexibility when designing lenses. We will accelerate sales by responding to user need to capture various images, expanding options by combining camera bodies and lenses."
 
"As for compact cameras, the market shrank 19% to 8.5 million units in 2019. We also posted a decline in unit sales that was in line with the market. In 2020, we expect the market to shrink 29% to 6.0 million units as major players have not launched any new popularly priced models. Although we expect our sales to continue to decline, we will work to improve profitability by focusing sales on high-margin G-series models."
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/1/2020 11:25:47 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, January 31, 2020
Sad to see this change from Emerald Expositions:
 
NEW YORK — Emerald Expositions announced that as of today, Photo District News (PDN) will no longer publish content. PHOTOPLUS will still be produced this fall at the Javits Center.
 
“The photography industry has undergone significant changes since PDN was first published in 1980, and the needs of professional photographers have changed along with it. By adjusting our offerings, we can further our mission of providing streamlined, cutting-edge resources that help imaging professionals of all levels achieve their goals and live their passion,” states Johanna Morse, Senior Vice President, Conference Development.
 
Rangefinder will shift to an all-digital content hub with the WPPI exclusive edition distributed at the show this February 23-27 in Las Vegas. There will be greater integration between Rangefinder and WPPI.
 
“By evolving Rangefinder and WPPI together, we will build a streamlined, centralized information hub that integrates the online and live event experience while creating new opportunities for the broader community to connect,” continues Morse.
Post Date: 1/31/2020 2:30:03 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
This thing is huge (47 x 39 x 78" / 120 x 100 x 200 cm) — it will likely hold your kids! B&H has the new Impact Photo Pro LED Booth 400 in stock for only $299.95 after an introductory $100.00 instant savings.
 
This booth comes loaded with accessories including 8 dimmable LED lights.
Post Date: 1/31/2020 11:23:08 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the GoPro HERO7 Black (Limited Edition Dusk White) available for $299.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $399.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 4K60/50, 2.7K120/100, and 1080p240/200
  • Limited Edition Dusk White Color
  • 12MP Still Photos with Selectable HDR
  • HyperSmooth Video Stabilization
Post Date: 1/31/2020 6:12:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon:
 
We want to thank you for using Irista over the years and hope that you've enjoyed its services.
 
Hopefully by now you've downloaded your photos and videos, but if not, you can do so here until the end of the day.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/31/2020 5:22:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Profoto:
 
Hi Android users, connect your Profoto B10 and B10 Plus to your smartphone via Profoto Control app available on Google Play Store. You can view and control your B10 and B10 Plus settings, and install new updates in seconds.
 
Wherever your shoot takes you, Profoto B10 series provides you with the power to create with seamless smartphone connectivity – get your Profoto B10 lights today!
 

 
B&H carries the Profoto B10 Plus.
Category: Profoto News
Post Date: 1/31/2020 4:49:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, January 30, 2020
Today only: B&H has the Sachtler Campack Plus Backpack (Black) on sale for only only $165.80 (reg. $345.80).
Post Date: 1/30/2020 12:21:00 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Today only: B&H has the Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7) on sale for only $14.99 (reg. $34.99).
Post Date: 1/30/2020 12:16:06 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
I'm pretty sure we've shared this tip before on a video posted to the site, but this tip is valuable enough to warrant reiteration. Years ago I assigned a custom shortcut (ALT+F1) to the Trim tool in Photoshop and it has definitely helped to streamline my typical worklow with the site. Over time, the seconds saved add up nicely. [Sean]
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 1/30/2020 6:07:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Sachtler [Video] Campack Plus Backpack available for $165.80 with free shipping. Regularly $345.80.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds Prosumer Video Camera Gear
  • Rear Compartment for an up to 17" Laptop
  • Nine Padded, Touch-Fastening Dividers
  • 2 Front & 3 Side Pockets for Accessories
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Ring 1080p Video Doorbell 2 with Night Vision available for $89.99 with free shipping. Regularly $199.00.
 
Having a device such as this installed can provide comfort when expensive camears/lenses are left on the doorstep.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Camera & Doorbell to Monitor Front Door
  • 1920 x 1080 Resolution
  • Night Vision Functionality
  • 160° Field of View
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 1/30/2020 4:57:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Post Date: 1/29/2020 3:46:31 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The knobs are gone. Check out the innovative Ergo and Elite tripod heads just introduced by Platypod.
Category: Platypod News
Post Date: 1/29/2020 1:33:52 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has a 10-rated (like new) used Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head with Full-Size Lever-Release Clamp (awesome head) available for only $404.95. Compare at $489.00 new. Act fast – this head is not likely to last long.
 
Check out the B&H used department for many other great deals.
B&H has the Angler 5x7' Collapsible Background Kit available for $139.89 with free shipping. Regularly $223.89.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 1x Black/White 5x7' Background
  • 1x Chroma Blue/Green 5x7' Background
  • 1x Multiboom Stand
  • Two-Color, Crease-Resistant Fabric
Post Date: 1/29/2020 6:05:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 Head & Carbon Fiber Twin Leg Video Tripod Kit (100/75mm, Ground Spreader) available for $399.00 with free shipping. Regularly $899.00.
 
The Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 Head alone in used condition (E-) is going for $339.00 at Adorama.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 17.64-Pound Load Capacity
  • Carbon Fiber Legs
  • 19.29 to 68.9" Height Range
  • Continually Variable Counterbalance
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
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