Nikon News (Page 2) RSS Feed for Nikon News Report News & Deals  ►

 Tuesday, January 16, 2018

 
In the video above, Adobe's Julieanne Kost shows us four ways to select Layers in a Photoshop CC. If you create actions in Photoshop, the last tip – keyboard shortcuts for selecting specific layers by order – will be especially helpful.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 1/16/2018 12:11:48 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Image quality test results have been added to the Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Lens page.
 
Clear is that this is the longest focal length range available in a DSLR lens. Is this the first superzoom to break the image quality barrier? That answer is not so "clear".
 
The Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama.
Post Date: 1/16/2018 8:00:11 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the Profoto YouTube Channel:
 
Being a Profoto Legend of Light is just one of Ana Brandt’s many accolades. This is on top of creating her own legacy - an experience she wants to share with the next generation. Using the power of the Profoto B1X lights has changed the way Ana uses studio strobes. “I know without a doubt that photos are what we will always need, what we will look back to and what we must have going forward,” she reflects. “I am just glad that I can be a part of that.”
 
B&H carries the Profoto B1X 500 AirTTL OCF.
Post Date: 1/16/2018 7:13:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon:
 
Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.00 to 1.01
 
Fixed the following issues:
 
  • Users exiting Clean image sensor after adding it to and entering via MY MENU would be returned not to MY MENU but to the SETUP MENU.
  • Photos taken with On selected for Long exposure NR would sometimes have increased noise or shadows with a greenish cast.
  • Slight aperture reset lag would sometimes occur after shooting at shutter speeds under 1/10 s (type E and PC-E lenses excluded).
Downlad: Nikon D850 Firmware v.1.01
 
B&H carries the Nikon D850 DSLR Camera.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/16/2018 5:18:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, January 15, 2018

 
From the Joe McNally YouTube Channel:
 
This photo shoot represented a series of challenges. We had to light the whole forest environment, and light the runners effectively, and manage a huge bonfire, and flood a narrow ravine to create a muddy stream. We used a combination of large flash, and an array of gelled SB-5000 Speedlights to provide rim lighting to complement the runners’ explosive action. And then, we had to rely on the accurate auto-focus of the Nikon D850 to key on the lead runner, using a Nikkor 200-400mm f4 lens. Lots of moving parts! The aim was to create something dynamic, roughly akin in feel to an action movie poster. Fun to do, and as always, kudos to our wonderful team out there in the field, and these amazing athletes!
 
Nikon Gear Used
 
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/15/2018 10:47:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Just posted: Really Right Stuff TQC-14 Carbon Fiber Tripod Review.
 
I'm always looking for a better tripod and this one qualifies.
 
The Really Right Stuff TQC-14 Carbon Fiber Tripod is in stock at B&H.
Post Date: 1/15/2018 8:10:43 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Westcott SkyLux LED Light available for $449.90 with free shipping. Regularly $799.90.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 5600K Daylight Balance
  • 30-100% Dimming
  • Multi-Voltage
  • Separate Flicker-Free Ballast
  • 1200W Tungsten Equivalent
  • 60-Degree Beam Angle
  • 50,000 Hour Lamp Life
  • High CRI of 94
  • Includes Umbrella Reflector
  • All Metal Construction
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 1/15/2018 5:37:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via deals-all-year (99.8% Positive Feedback) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera available for $2,729.99 with free shipping. Regularly $3,299.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore would not qualify for a manufacturer warranty.
Post Date: 1/15/2018 5:23:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Senal UTM-86 Lavalier Mic available for $79.95 with free shipping. Regularly $199.95.
 
There are several versions of this lavalier mic discounted, including versions for the following wireless transmitter brands:
 
  • Sennheiser
  • Shure
  • Lectrosonics
  • Sony UWP
  • Audio-Technica
Product Highlights
 
  • Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
  • Optimized for Voice & Dialog
  • Low-Handling Noise
  • Multiple Mounting Options
  • Includes Leather Carrying Case
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 1/15/2018 5:18:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Freehands Men's Unlined Fleece Gloves (All Sizes) available for $14.95 with free shipping. Regularly $24.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Full Digital Palm Grip
  • Reinforced, Overlapping Finger Caps
  • Elastic Wrist Cinch
  • Flap Overlap to Keep Cold Air Out
  • Magnets Hold the Tips Out Of The Way
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 1/15/2018 5:14:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, January 14, 2018
Former Pennsylvania Gov. William Cameron Sproul built this little hydroelectric plant in 1915 to supply his home with electricity. Sitting above a waterfall on Adams Creek in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, this historic stone water wheel house is individually photogenic and especially-so with its picturesque surroundings. Obviously, this photo was captured in the winter, so I'll share a few thoughts on ice photography.
 
Cold Temperatures Required
 
Obviously, for ice to form, the temperature must be cold. While cold temperatures make us want to stay inside, ice is a great subject to pull us out of our comfortable houses. Note that, even after a long cold spell, a single warm day can degrade the ice formations in some locations. If there has been a period of below-freezing temperatures, don't wait to take advantage of the ice. Check out the Cold Weather Photography Tips page before leaving home.
 
Water is Required
 
Along with cold temperatures, ice requires water to form. Thus, ice is found where there is water. While that also may sound trivially-basic, start thinking about locations that have water, including non-obvious ones. Or, consider creating your own ice.
 
Make Safety Paramount
 
Ice can be extremely slippery and it is a very hard surface to impact upon falling. A thick stocking hat with a thick folded-up rim can keep you warm and add a little protection to what matters most, though a helmet is a better idea in certain scenarios. Other thick clothing can also offer impact protection. Micro-spikes or crampons along with other ice-climbing supplies (and the training to use them) may also be required in the more extreme scenarios. Be careful out there.
 
Snow Changes the Appearance
 
Snow tends to stick to ice. While snow can be at least as beautiful as ice, if photographing ice is your goal, snow may cover your subject, turning everything white. Time your ice photo sessions so water has frozen before the snow falls or after water has sufficiently frozen over a prior snow fall. Also, look for vertical ice that snow cannot cling to. Of course, mounds of snow covered ice surrounded by water are great to have in a scene.
 
Snow Confuses Auto Exposure
 
Bright ice and snow consuming a significant portion of the camera's selected metering area will cause the camera's autoexposure algorithm to underexpose the image. The amount of underexposure can vary, so learn to watch the histogram and compensate the exposure for a brighter result. Enable the camera's blinking overexposure warning and adjust the exposure so that only a small number of the brightest pixels are blinking to get a typically-best exposure.
 
Find Interesting Ice
 
While ponds and lakes can have interesting ice to photograph (and methane bubbles are always calling us landscape photographers), flowing water tends to create more-unique shapes (including bubbles), with falling water creating some of the most-interesting stalactite and stalagmite formations.
 
Back to the safety concern: combine rapidly moving water freezing at angles with the slipperiness of ice and the safety risk factor grows. Also, while non-moving water tends to freeze to an even thickness and safety can often be discerned (permitting ice fishing, ice skating, snowmobiling and other activities), moving water tends to freeze unevenly and can be risky to walk over. Always use caution if traversing over ice.
 
Make Ice Secondary
 
While ice can make an excellent primary subject, it works especially well in a supporting role. Finding a great waterfall is an easy example of this strategy. Consider taking your portrait subject along to photograph in front of or beside the ice formations.
 
The ice photo shown here incorporates many of these tips. While waterfall photography often works best on a cloudy day, this shoot was secondary to another one and I had to accept what the day delivered. Fortunately, I liked the color balance difference provided by the sunlit (warm) and shaded (cool) portions of the image.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
Post Date: 1/14/2018 6:30:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, January 12, 2018
Portland, OR (January 11, 2018) - Lensbaby – makers of award-winning creative effects lenses, optics and accessories – announces the launch of their 46mm Macro Filter Kit.
 
Capture minute details with creative flare while making unique close-up shots of botanicals, tiny life forms, delicious dishes and more with this set of +1, +2 and +4 close-up filters.
 
This offering comes on the heels of the 46mm Filter Kit (which includes an 8-point Star Filter, 3-stop Neutral Density Filter and Circular Polarizer) that debuted in October 2017.
 
Lensbaby is broadening their product line to ensure photographers have the tools they need to keep pushing the limits of their creative freedom.
 
“Photographers see the world differently through Lensbaby lenses, in ways that open up a big world of creative possibilities,” said Lensbaby Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder Craig Strong. “Our macro filter kit lets you experience this freedom in a new, up close and personal way.”
 
The 46mm Macro Filter Kit is multi-coated to deliver the highest possible contrast and is compatible with the Sweet 35, Sweet 50, Sweet 80, Edge 50, Edge 80, Twist 60 and Creative Bokeh Optics. Simply screw the filter onto the front of your favorite Lensbaby for creativity on a tiny scale. To get even closer to your subject, stack two or three macro filters or combine with Lensbaby Macro Converters.
 
Users can purchase the 46mm Macro Filter Kit for $49.95 at select Lensbaby-authorized retailers.
 
B&H has the Lensbaby 46mm Macro Filter Kit available for preorder.
 
Sample Photos
 
Lensbaby 46mm Macro Filter Kit Sample 1

Lensbaby 46mm Macro Filter Kit Sample 2

Category: Lensbaby News
Post Date: 1/12/2018 1:36:21 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Impact Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc - Gold/Silver - 42" available for $13.98. Regularly $34.95.
Post Date: 1/12/2018 8:49:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Impact Astral Extreme AS-X-400 Monolight available for $299.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $404.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 400Ws, 150W Modeling Lamp
  • Recycling: 0.4 Sec. @ Full Power
  • 6 Stop Variable Power Range
  • S-Type Reflector Mount
  • Includes Grid Reflector, Sync Cord
  • LCD Readout, Fan-Cooled
  • Mount has Adjustable Center of Gravity
  • Integrated Handle, 110 VAC, 60 Hz
  • User Replaceable Flash Tube
  • Intuitive Controls
Post Date: 1/12/2018 8:43:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Do you ever use Lightroom to preview images with clients? Here's an easy way to subtly promote your brand.
 
In this video, Benjamin Warde demonstrates various ways to customize the look of the identity plate in Adobe Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC.
 
Want to customize Lightroom even more? Our tip for creating a customized Splash Screen for Lightroom 5 still works in current versions of Lightroom.
 
Customized Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Splash Screen and Identity Plate

B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 1/12/2018 7:13:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
    1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 |    
Canon News, Nikon News Archives
2018   Jan
2017   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2016   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2015   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2014   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2013   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2012   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2011   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2010   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2009   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2008   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2007   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2006   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2005   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
Feedback
Help  |  © 2018 The Digital Picture, LLC  |  Bryan CarnathanPowered By Christ!