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 Monday, August 20, 2018
In a recent blog post, the LensRentals team makes a simple request – "Please, don’t take our photography and video gear to Burning Man."
 
Just like Color Run marathons, photographing Burning Man is a great way to ruin [even weather sealed] photography gear. LensRentals warns that damage incurred while using their gear at the cultural event is not covered under the LensCap Protection offered (such damage is considered neglect, not accidental).
 
Want to see what gear looks like when it returns from Burning Man? Check out the blog post for some cringe-worthy pictures.
Post Date: 8/20/2018 8:25:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, August 17, 2018
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
The term “senior portraits” can mean different things to different people. Some people may think of portraits of senior citizens and others may think about portraits of kids who are graduating from either high school or college. In the world of professional photography, senior portraits generally refers to those who want their portraits before they graduate school. And most of the time, if they are hiring a professional photographer to take their senior portraits, they are not looking for the “cookie cutter” photo of themselves in a fake tux or dress for the yearbook. They (or their parents) are looking for a creative photo to truly show who they are.
Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
Post Date: 8/17/2018 8:18:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
In a video uploaded yesterday, DJI invites us to "go beyond the horizon" and "see the bigger picture." An announcement event is scheduled for 10am ET on August 23 in New York City.
Category: DJI News
Post Date: 8/17/2018 7:21:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 16, 2018
From Canon UK:
 
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Wednesday 15 August 2018 – Canon is honoured to have been awarded four prestigious accolades from the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) showcasing the breadth of Canon’s unrivalled camera, lens and accessory line-up.
 
  • EOS 6D Mark II named ‘EISA DSLR Camera 2018-2019’
  • EOS M50 named ‘EISA Best Buy camera 2018-2019’
  • EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM awarded the ‘EISA DSLR prime lens 2018-2019’
  • Speedlite 470EX-AI flash awarded the ‘EISA photo innovation 2018-2019’
Voted by an esteemed panel of judges, consisting of editors from 53 internationally-respected consumer electronics magazines across 23 European countries – as well as Australia, India, Canada and the USA – EISA celebrates technology products that combine the most advanced expertise and desirable features in their class.
 
Lee Bonniface, Marketing Director, Canon Europe said, “We constantly strive to produce the highest quality products that enable photographers of all levels to perfect their craft. The desire to continuously innovate has kept Canon at the forefront of imaging excellence throughout its 80-year history, so to receive four prestigious awards by EISA is acknowledgement of Canon’s relentless focus on unrivalled image quality.”
 
In recognition of Canon’s award-winning products, the EISA judging panel delivered the following citations:
 
EISA DSLR Camera 2018-2019: Canon EOS 6D Mark II
The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is a compact but powerful DSLR for the enthusiast photographer. The 26.2-megapixel full frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 image processor work together to provide excellent image quality, even in low-light scenarios. The camera combines a fast and reliable 45-point autofocus system with Canon’s impressive Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus system that is used for live view and video shooting. The Vari-Angle touchscreen – a first for Canon’s full frame cameras – makes it easy to frame the subject and to operate the camera menu.
 
EISA Best Buy camera 2018-2019: Canon EOS M50
This small, light and affordable mirrorless camera delivers the same image quality as its larger siblings. Thanks to the 24.1 megapixel APS-C sensor and DIGIC 8 image processor, it can capture both high-quality still images and 4K video. The Vari-Angle touchscreen makes it easy to frame your subject from any angle – whether high, low, ‘selfie’ or vlog - with a simple tap-to-focus. The improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF allows for fast, accurate, and precise focusing across up to 88% of the imaging area in both photos and Full HD movies. With the built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth you can easily transfer images to a mobile device and share them on social media.
 
EISA DSLR Prime Lens 2018-2019: Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM
This unique lens combines built-in image stabilisation with a very large aperture. This combination makes it possible to take handheld pictures in very low-light situations. The lens is built for professional work, with weather sealing and fast and accurate autofocus. The sharpness is improved compared to previous 85mm lenses from Canon, while blurred backgrounds are rendered very attractively. It’s a perfect choice for portrait and wedding photographers who are shooting with high-resolution full frame DSLRs.
 
EISA photo innovation 2018-2019: Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI
This Speedlite flashgun makes the life of the photographer much easier by taking the guesswork out of bounced flash. The 470EX-AI automatically fires a series of pre-flashes to determine how light can be bounced from a ceiling or wall, and rotates the flash head into the correct position to provide soft and flattering light. Alternatively, the photographer can also manually position the flash head, and the unit will maintain this position even if the camera is rotated. With full E-TTL control, the flash will automatically fire at the right intensity to give perfectly exposed images.
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS 6D Mark II, EOS M50, EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM & Speedlite 470EX-AI.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/16/2018 8:27:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, August 15, 2018

 
Canon Professional Services (CPS) provides exceptional support for full-time imaging professionals. CPS members receive exclusive 24/7 phone and e-mail support, expedited and discounted equipment maintenance and repairs, Equipment Evaluation Loans, on-site support at select events and shows, discounts on Canon Live Learning seminars and workshops, and more.
 
For more information and to see what level you qualify for, visit: https://Canon.us/hjh9d
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/15/2018 9:22:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From 3 Legged Thing:
 
British Tripod Manufacturer and Lucie Technology Award winner, 3 Legged Thing, announces the release of Patti, a new Punks tripod.
 
3 Legged Thing is excited to announce a brand new addition to its Punks range of tripods. Patti, named after Punk legend Patti Smith, is an incredibly capable general use tripod, and the company’s first full size tripod priced below £100.
 
Boasting a higher maximum load capacity than is usually found in tripods of this class, Patti is able to support up to 10 kg / 22 lbs of camera equipment. This is due to Patti’s secure flip leg locks. Formed from rugged hard-wearing ABS plastic, the flip locks have a smooth action which secures the legs into position.
 
3 Legged Thing Punks Patti flip lock Perfect for photographers of multiple genres, and adaptable to a wide variety of situations, Patti is an ideal starter tripod for users of compact, bridge, mirrorless, and lightweight DLSR cameras.
3 Legged Thing CEO & Founder, Danny Lenihan, commented: “Patti breaks three barriers for 3 Legged Thing – the first tripod we have named for a female rockstar, the first to have a flip-lock mechanism rather than friction locks, and our first tripod to retail for under £100.
 
“When I first introduced our Punks range to the public, I did so to try and offer the technological advancements available in our Pro range, for a price point that was affordable to the masses. With Patti, we have taken that to a new level and introduced a sub £100 tripod with a 10kg working payload. It’s an exciting time.”
 
Patti is made from aircraft grade magnesium alloy and features a single-section centre column that is both removable and reversible. The tripod’s three optimal leg angles (23 ° 55 ° and 80 °) give photographers greater versatility, allowing them to undertake shooting as low as 11 cm / 4.25 “ from the ground.
 
Maintaining its versatility and ease-of-use, Patti ships with a new, simplified ballhead – the AirHed Mini – which features just two controls; the release plate clamp knob, and a combined panning and ballhead tension knob, which allows photographers to make composition and position changes using a single control.
 
3 Legged Thing AirHed Mini With a single column section and four-section legs, Patti is just 45 cm / 17.7” long when counter-folded yet extends to 1.63 m / 64” making her an ideal tripod to carry for a broad range of photographic uses. Patti also features 3 Legged Thing’s patented Tri-Mount plate, which enables a compact profile when counter-folded, and includes 3 hollowed spurs for the attachment of accessories.
 
Patti is available in two colours – Punks grey with blue AirHed and accents of copper, and Punks Anarchy matte black with accents of British Racing Green. Patti ships with rubber Bootz which are detachable and can be replaced with 3 Legged Thing’s range of footwear – Heelz, Stilettoz, and Clawz (available separately).
 
Patti is available to pre-order now ahead of a worldwide release on 15th September. Suggested retail price is £99.99 UK / $119.99 US.
 
Patti will be on show at Photokina 2018 in Cologne, along with 3 Legged Thing’s range of professional tripods, monopods and accessories. Visit 3 Legged Thing in Hall 2.1 on stand A25/B26.
 
B&H has the 3 Legged Thing Patti Tripod available for preorder.
Post Date: 8/15/2018 5:49:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, August 13, 2018

 
From the LightPaintingPhoto YouTube Channel:
 
In this episode of the Light Painting VLOG Efren Herrera, Melissa Meyer, Darren Pearson and I Light Paint the main stage artist including Shawn Mendes, Sabrina Carpenter, Janelle Monae, Ryan Seacrest, Backstreet Boys, Lance Bass, Miguel, and Meghan Trainor for the 2018 Wango Tango iHeartRadio concert in Los Angeles.
Post Date: 8/13/2018 11:16:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Adorama YouTube Channel:
 
In the latest episode (Ep 128), David Bergman shows you how to properly angle your photo reflector to get the best light on your subject.
 
A collapsible reflector should be a part of every photographer's kit.
Post Date: 8/13/2018 10:26:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Datacolor Spyder5PRO Display Calibration System available for $94.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $189.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Calibrate Laptops, Desktop Monitors
  • Includes Color Probe
  • 16 Calibration Choices
  • 3 Ambient Light Settings
  • Before and After Evaluation
  • Basic Display Analysis
  • Comes in a Reusable Box / Case
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
 Friday, August 10, 2018

 
From the Art of Photography YouTube Channel:
 
Organize your gear with these 6 ideas from household items.
 
Photographers end up with a lot of cameras and lenses. If your gear is taking up too much space or lives all over the house, I've got some tips for you on how you can get it organized and ready for use at all times. All of these storage devices are repurposed from items you can get at the store and are affordable.
Post Date: 8/10/2018 1:19:35 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
In this video, Benjamin Warde demonstrates the new folder color label feature in Lightroom Classic CC.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 8/10/2018 8:05:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Vanguard is running a pretty interesting contest. It's free to enter, so... why not? The giveaway ends in only 5 days, so don't wait!
 
Update: According to recent feedback, it appears the sweepstakes may only be available to USA residents.
 
From Vanguard:
 
Peaks & Pixels Photo Gear And Trip Giveaway
 
Are you ready for the biggest giveaway of the summer? Not only are we putting you on a plane, but we are packing your suitcase full of gear. Check out all of the amazing prizes from Sony, Ikan, GNARBOX, NISI, Vanguard, and Adorama! Enter for your chance to win $8K in prizes!!
 
Prize Includes
 
  • $1,000 Travel Voucher to the Destination of Your Choosing
  • Sony a7R II camera + Sony Zeiss 24-70mm F4 lens
  • IKAN DS2-A 3-Axis Gimbal & Stratus Camera Cage
  • GNARBOX 128GB Backup & Storage Solution
  • NiSi 100mm Advanced ND Kit II with V5 Pro
  • Vanguard VEO2 235CB Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • Vanguard ALTA Rise 48 Backpack
  • $500 Gift Card to ADORAMA
Enter the Giveaway
Category: Giveaways
Post Date: 8/10/2018 7:55:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 9, 2018

 
From the Elinchrome YouTube Channel:
 
For his recent Dakine assignment, Paris Gore was tasked with shooting an action photo and supporting images for a two-page ad featuring men's biking apparel.
 
Paris's rig-it-on-a-tree approach is a perfect, albeit unique, example of what you can do with the compact, lightweight and powerful ELB 500 TTL lights. Even if you are not shooting a world class mountain biker in the middle of the woods…. yet.
 
See the behind the scenes write-up here.
 
B&H carries Elinchrom ELB 500-series gear.
Post Date: 8/9/2018 6:07:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, August 8, 2018
From Epson:
 
Second-Generation FastFoto, the World’s Fastest Personal Photo Scanner, Offers Versatile Solution for Scanning, Restoring, Organizing, and Sharing Photos
 
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Aug. 7, 2018 – Epson today expanded its high-speed scanning line with the new Wi-Fi enabled FastFoto FF-680W High-Speed Photo and Document Scanning System. The FF-680W scanner is the world’s fastest personal photo scanner, scanning thousands of photos – as fast as one photo per second at 300 dpi3 at up to 36 photos per batch. Building on the success of the FastFoto FF-640 scanner, the FF-680W scanner offers worry-free scanning for a variety of media types and sizes, including postcards, panoramic photos up to 36 inches and Polaroid photos as well as convenient photo restoration, editing and smart file organization tools. Families can scan, restore and organize collections of photos for quick and easy sharing, archiving and enlargements with the new FF-680W scanner. And, with the Easy Auto-Upload feature, the FastFoto scanner software makes it simple to share images to cloud services such as Dropbox and Google Drive4.
 
“Epson recognized the need for a fast and easy scanning solution that enabled people to digitize photos held captive in shoeboxes and albums stored away in closets and attics, and vulnerable to natural disasters, fires and floods,” said David Hawkes, product manager, Scanners, Epson America, Inc. “FastFoto unlocked a new market with the introduction of the FastFoto in 2016, making it affordable and feasible to preserve a family’s legacy. The new FastFoto FF-680W incorporates feedback from customers with a host of new features, making it easier to bring memories of yesterday back to life using the latest digital technology.”
 
Featuring Epson ScanSmart software, the FastFoto FF-680W scanner is also a powerful document scanner. Using the intuitive software users can easily scan, organize, email, and store important contracts, receipts, documents, and files. In addition, easily edit documents and save time with automatic file naming, plus powerful productivity tools. With built-in Nuance OmniPage Optical Character Recognition (OCR), users can create searchable PDFs, plus editable Word and Excel files.
 
FastFoto FF-680W Scanner Features:
 
  • World’s Fastest Personal Photo Scanner2 — scan thousands of photos as fast as 1 photo per second at 300 dpi
  • Preserve Your Priceless Photos — SafeTouch Technology for worry-free scanning up to 8.5" wide, plus postcards, Polaroid photos and panoramas
  • Second-Generation Epson FastFoto Software — scan, restore, organize, and share precious memories; offers intelligent file organization tools
  • Flexible Scanning — offers modes for easy sharing (300 dpi), archiving (600 dpi TIFF) and enlarging (1200 dpi5); handles multiple sizes in one batch
  • Powerful Document Scanning — includes Epson ScanSmart Software with OCR; scan receipts, tax records, wills, and more, up to 45 ppm/90 ipm6
  • Easy to Connect — includes both USB and wireless connectivity for flexible placement
  • Perfect Picture Imaging System — bring new life to old photos with auto enhancement, color restoration, red-eye reduction, de-skew, crop, and rotate
  • Easy Auto-Upload and Backup — instantly share your memories as you scan via Dropbox and Google Drive
  • Single-Step Technology — capture both the image and any handwritten notes on the back in a single scan
Pricing and Availability
 
The Epson FastFoto FF-680W scanner (MSRP $599.99) is now available through select major retailer stores.
 
B&H has the Epson FastFoto FF-680W Scanner available for preorder.
Category: Epson News
Post Date: 8/8/2018 9:05:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Adorama YouTube Channel:
 
There more to an overhead portrait then simply looking down on your model, there's the background, lighting and styling to consider. In this video photographer Gavin Hoey takes the overhead portrait idea on location and uses an area of green grass as his background. He also shows how working in the right kind of light can make a big difference and then adds some flash and props to create the final shot.
 
After the shoot Gavin takes you through his editing steps to create a photo which has a warm, faded summer fashion look.
 
Related Products
 
Post Date: 8/8/2018 7:55:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
 
Firmware Version 1.0.1 incorporates the following fixes:
 
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which some images captured with the Adobe RGB color space may not successfully transfer to a smartphone.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which some JPEG images, that were converted from RAW images may not successfully transfer to a smartphone.
Download: Canon EOS M50 Firwmare v.1.0.1
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/8/2018 5:58:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, August 7, 2018

 
In this video, Julieanne Kost provides tips for working with guides in Photoshop CC.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 8/7/2018 12:27:11 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
When we were little, every summer my Dad would take my sister and I backpacking. He carried all the gear, while we were left to carry the most important things: our stuffed animals and water bottles. One year, driving back at night after a long day of backpacking on our way out of the mountains in the Eastern Sierra, California, my Dad pulled over to watch a meteor shower. We laid on the ground looking up at the sparkling night sky. There were so many meteors, one after another. I was in awe and amazed. When we saw a shooting star, my dad would say, “Make a wish.” I was so happy that night because I got to make dozens of wishes!
Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
Post Date: 8/7/2018 6:06:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Lensbaby:
 
A tool to inspire. A tool to be bold. A tool to build memories.
 
Portland, OR (August 7th) - Lensbaby—makers of award-winning creative effects lenses, optics and accessories—announces the launch of their most playful and accessible lens yet, the Sol 45.
 
“Sol 45 opens up a new creative experience for those who want to dip their toes in the Lensbaby pool,” said Craig Strong Lensbaby Co-Founder and CCO. “Sol inspires visual artists to find new and fun ways to see their world by creating unique images in camera - no filters needed.” The Sol 45 responds to those curious and insightful individuals who desire intention, imagination, and passion within each experience they live. This fixed aperture lens features an ease-of-use that injects the classic Lensbaby energy into images while creating a fun photography experience that benefits from the creation of unique photos that are representative of the users’ passions. Users simply identify a subject in frame, bend the lens toward it, rotate the focus ring to bring subject into focus and shoot, ultimately creating a tack-sharp circular area of focus surrounded by bold blur and smooth bokeh. In addition, users can bring the lens’s bokeh blades - situated on hinged arms hiding at the edge of the lens - into the lens’s field of view. These bokeh blades add subtle lines of texture in-camera to the bokeh, creating stylized texture effects that many photographers only experience post-edit.
 

Since 2004, Lensbaby has challenged photographers to make their creative process one that distinctly captures the voice they find behind the camera. Today, the Sol 45 opens this door to all creatives, regardless of skill level. Enthusiast DSLR and mirrorless camera shooters, especially those who are newer to Lensbaby, now have the opportunity to experiment with the brand’s iconic look for an affordable price of $199.95.
 
The Sol 45 is made specifically for DSLR and mirrorless cameras, and is compatible with Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Pentax K, Sony E, and Fuji X. The lens will also be available in a 22mm version specifically for Micro 4/3rd shooters. The Micro 4/3rd community is a passionate group who has embraced Lensbaby for years, all while longing for lenses tailored specifically for them. The Sol 22 was developed in a 22mm focal length (44mm equivalent) to serve these photographers.
 
The Sol 45 will be available for purchase at select Lensbaby-authorized retailers for $199.95 on August 7th, 2018, and the Sol 22 will be available for purchase in September.
 
B&H has the Lensbaby Sol 45 lens available in stock with free expedited shipping.
Category: Lensbaby News
Post Date: 8/7/2018 5:56:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, August 6, 2018
The team over at LensRentals has disassembled the Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS II Lens for your viewing pleasure. You can find the complete details here.
 
Rent the Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM Lens via LensRentals.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/6/2018 10:15:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Tamrom:
 
August 6, 2018, Commack, New York – Tamron announces the launch of a new ultra-wide-angle zoom lens, the 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037), for 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras. The vision behind the Model A037 is that of an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens that has a separate concept from SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012), with superb image quality and easy portability. At just 3.5 in in length and 16.2 oz. in weight, it is the smallest and lightest in its class. The focal length ranges from an ultra-wide 17mm that is suitable for professional landscape photography to a standard 35mm perfect for snapshot photography. As for F-stops, the wide-angle end is a large aperture F/2.8, and at the telephoto end is a fast F/4. The Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating help to enhance the user's photographic experience. For those looking to try out an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for the first time, as well as having a lens that is easily portable, the A037 is the definitive choice. The lens will be available in Nikon mount on September 4, 2018 at suggested retail price of $599. The launch of the Canon mount model will be announced at a later date.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • High-performance imaging for shooting vast landscapes in sharp detail
    The optical construction (15 elements in 10 groups) uses four LD (Low Dispersion) lens elementsto minimize axial chromatic aberrations that can occur with ultra-wide-angle zoom lenses. With two properly positioned GM (Glass Molded Aspherical) lenses, distortion and other aberration can be satisfactorily corrected as well. Being the smallest and lightest in its class and dedicated to high quality imaging, the engineers have paid particular attention to size. The lens has also been carefully designed to allow peripheral point image reproducibility and thereby facilitate a high degree of sharpness and contrast. The Minimum Object Distance (MOD) for the entire zoom range is a short 11 in., so background blurring is still possible when opening the aperture and approaching the subject close-up with this ultra-wide-angle zoom.
  • Advanced coating technology along with proprietary ghosting analysis simulation technology enabled the high level of backlighting control
    Resistance to backlighting is extremely important for wide-angle lenses as they are often subjected to strong light sources. The Model A037 has a high level optical construction that repeatedly employs comprehensive ghosting analysis simulation. The BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating is highly effective in reducing reflection, allowing ghosting and flare throughout the entire zoom range to be controlled.
  • OSD (Optimized Silent Drive) enables both excellent AF speed and drive noise reduction
    The AF drive system employs an OSD (Optimized Silent Drive) to ensure quiet operation. Through the innovative optimization of the system that includes AF system speed reduction gear, Tamron could greatly reduce the drive noise in comparison to conventional AF types with built-in DC motors. AF performance and speed have also been vastly improved. Thus, even if silence is required, AF can be employed without having to worry at all about noise creation. The Model A037 can provide superlative AF precision for exact focus even when shooting moving objects, as well as outstanding trackability.
  • Circular aperture to produce a smooth-edged bokeh
    A 7-blade diaphragm is configured to retain a smooth, circular-shaped aperture opening even when stopped down by two stops from the wide-open aperture. This produces a smooth-edged bokeh in background light spots and avoids rugged aperture geometry.
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
    Seals are located at the lens mount area and other critical locations to prevent infiltration of moisture and/or rain drops to provide Moisture-Resistant Construction. This feature affords an additional layer of protection when shooting outdoors under adverse weather conditions.
  • Fluorine Coating
    The surface of the front element is coated with a protective fluorine compound that has excellent water- and oil-repellant qualities. The front surface is easier to wipe clean and is less vulnerable to the damaging effects of dirt, dust, moisture or oily fingerprints, allowing for much easier maintenance. The coating also provides an enhanced level of durability, and will sustain its effectiveness for years.
  • Compatible with TAMRON TAP-in ConsoleTM, an optional accessory
    The new A037 is compatible with the optional TAMRON TAP-in Console, an optional accessory product that provides a USB connection to a personal computer, enabling users to easily update a lens's firmware as well as customize features including fine adjustments to the AF.
Specifications
 
ModelA037
Focal Length17-35mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8-4
Angle of View (diagonal)103°41' - 63°26'(for full-frame format)
78°46' - 43°29'(for APS-C format)
Optical Construction15 elements in 10 groups
Minimum Object Distance11.0 in.
Maximum Magnification Ratio14.9
Filter Size77mm
Maximum Diameter3.3 in.
Length*for Canon 3.6 in.
for Nikon 3.5 in.
Weightfor Canon 16.2 oz.
for Nikon 16.2 oz.
Aperture Blades7 (circular diaphragm)**
Minimum Aperturef/16-F/22
Standard AccessoriesLens hood, Lens caps
Compatible MountsCanon, Nikon

* Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.
**The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.

 
B&H has the Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 DI OSD Lens available for preorder.
Post Date: 8/6/2018 6:02:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, August 3, 2018
From Canon UK:
 
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Thursday 2nd August 2018 – Canon Europe has today unveiled the Canon Zoemini, a lightweight, pocket size and portable photo printer, featuring ZINK (zero ink) technology. The Canon Zoemini connects seamlessly to the Canon Mini Print app via Bluetooth for instant printing of photos and social media snaps in a matter of seconds. The Canon Zoemini prints out personalised 2x3 inch (5 x 7.6cm) photos, straight from a mobile phone, tablet or social media apps.
 
The Canon Zoemini is the perfect accessory for people who enjoy printing and sharing special moments with family and friends, wherever the mood takes them. The Canon Zoemini will inspire people to unleash their creativity, thanks to an abundance of on-trend filters, frames and AR effects through the Canon Mini Print app, free to download from the App Store and Google Play from 5th September 2018.
 
Whether it’s a special family occasion, holiday or simply meeting up with friends, the Canon Zoemini encourages creativity, with easy to print, peel-and-stick photos that can be used to personalise everyday items such as laptops, mobile covers, bags, mirrors or bedroom walls. School bags can also be decorated with a photo collage of friends, families, pets or even a carefully crafted selfie.
 
Fitting comfortably in the palm of a hand, handbag or pocket, the compact and sleek device comes in a choice of three enticing and distinctive colours: Rose Gold/White, White/Silver and Black/Slate Grey.
 
The Canon Zoemini features ZINK technology, meaning zero ink is required. The rechargeable battery-powered portable printer comes with a starter pack of 10 x Canon ZINK photo paper (peel-and-stick back, smudge-free, water and tear resistant), with additional paper available for purchase in packs of 20 or 50.
 
The Canon Mini Print app also features a tiling function, enabling the creation of larger posters or images made up of four or nine prints, as well as over ten unique collage templates that prints a 2x3 inch photo. From retro selfies to playful animal face filters, the Canon Zoemini provides the ability to customise and quickly print off memories. In addition to Instagram and Facebook, the Canon Mini Print app lets users connect with Google Photos and Dropbox, so they can print their physical copies of their most treasured memories while out and about.
 
Weighing just 160g and with dimensions of 118mm x 82mm x 19mm, the Canon Zoemini will be available to purchase from 5th September 2018.
 
Key benefits:
 
  • Compact, slim and lightweight, can fit in pockets or small bags
  • Inspires creativity with on-trend filters, frames and AR
  • Prints tear-proof 2x3 inch (5 x 7.6cm) photos with innovative ink free ZINK technology
  • Prints sticky-sided pictures to decorate walls, laptops and mirrors
  • Connects effortlessly via Bluetooth to the Canon Mini Print app (iOS & Android)
What’s in the box:
 
  • The Canon Zoemini Photo Printer* (Rose Gold/White, White/Silver and Black/Slate Grey)
  • One pack of Canon ZINK Photo Paper (10 sheets of Photo Paper and 1 SMART SHEET)
  • Micro USB charging cable (USB A to Micro)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Regulation Sheet
About Canon Mini Print App
 
A mobile device must be connected to the Canon Zoemini Photo Printer via Bluetooth and the Canon Mini Print App, available for free on the App Store and at Google Play. Compatible with mobile devices running iOS 9.0 or later, and Android devices running Android 4.4 or later.
 
The Canon Zoemini will be available in Rose Gold, White and Black from September 2018 with an RRP of £119.99/€139.99.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/3/2018 2:00:50 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
In this video, Profoto brand ambassador Jared Platt breaks down the lighting in several of his images and explains the motivation behind the chosen light setup and how the result enhances the story behind the images.
 
B&H carries Profoto gear.
Post Date: 8/3/2018 8:23:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Datacolor:
 
Making color management simple with an easy-to-follow guide that starts with the basics
 
Zurich, Switzerland, 1st August 2018 - Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, has today launched an extensive color management eBook for photographers and videographers. ‘Spyder5 eBook: Color management can be easy’ is a six-chapter guide providing practical advice to help any photographer or videographer understand color management, from the basics to the advanced. Chapters will be published in three-week intervals and sent to readers once they have registered online. Those who download the eBook will also receive 20% off the Spyder5Pro and Spyder5Elite. The first chapter is now available for download from the Datacolor website here.
 
"We repeatedly found that even after more than 20 years of digital photography, color management is regarded as a difficult and complex topic and is therefore often neglected. Users often have difficulties with achieving accurate color reproduction and maintaining the brightness of their images in photo books or prints," says Stefan Zrenner, Global Director of Sales and Marketing Consumer Products at Datacolor. "With our free eBook, we want to make our color management know-how accessible to everyone and show that this topic is not complicated at all."
 
The eBook explores the basics of color management, calibrated photography, and the steps needed to reproduce accurate colors on the monitor, when printing at home and through print service providers.
 
What to expect from ‘Spyder5 eBook
 
Chapter One – Understanding Digital Color
The first chapter will walk you through which color measuring instruments you need for color management, and why you should work with RAW data.
 
Chapter Two – Taking Calibrated Photos
Chapter Two is a guide to the first step in the color workflow – camera calibration. The chapter focuses on the tools available for calibration, obtaining evenly-balanced contrast with the SpyderCUBE, achieving color balance with the SpyderCHECKR, and razor-sharp autofocus using SpyderLENSCAL.
 
Chapter Three – Monitor Calibration
Discover how to initially calibrate your monitor and find out what a colorimeter can do for you during this process. Chapter three will also teach you how to control ambient light and demonstrate the options a soft proofing tool can offer.
 
Chapter Four – Fine-adjusting Monitors
Chapter Four delves deeper into monitor calibration, with a focus on making extended calibration settings, and an explanation of what an advanced analysis entails. Learn how to calibrate two monitors, and find out what different elements you need to pay attention to when calibrating a complete studio and a projector.
 
Chapter Five – Printer Profiling for Accurate Prints
The penultimate chapter teaches you all you need to know about printer profiles, and explains how to check if your printer and printer driver are working properly. Find out what you need to be aware of when working with a Spectrocolorimeter and discover Datacolor’s measuring technology.
 
Chapter Six – Monitor Proofing and Media
The final chapter deals with your questions on the final stage of your workflow – exploring how to proof your images on your monitor, and what to consider when printing your photos by yourself, on paper, canvas, and foil. The chapter will also tell you all you need to know about monitor proofing during photo printing from a service provider.
 
Each chapter also contains a detailed glossary of color management terms. The first chapter of the eBook is now available for download from the Datacolor website here.
Post Date: 8/3/2018 7:41:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 2, 2018
by Sean Setters
 
I thoroughly enjoy lightning photography, but until recently, I had never seriously attempted to capture lightning during the day. Soon after receiving the MIOPS Camera Trigger, I tested the device during a daytime thunderstorm to see how well it worked. Site visitors interested in lightning photography are often curious if a triggering device will work in the daytime, and my test revealed that the MIOPS Camera Trigger worked perfectly under even relatively bright conditions. The same cannot be said about other lightning triggers I've tried.
 
Even with a good camera trigger, lightning photography during the daytime presents a problem. How do you balance the exposure so that the lightning bolt is visible in the bright sky while keeping the foreground details from being silhouetted?
 
The best answer I've come up with – a graduated ND filter and a covered shooting location.
 
The image above of the Savannah River was taken just before 7:00pm (an hour and 23 minutes before sunset). While it wasn't as bright at 7:00pm as it would be with midday sun, relatively few opportunities for lightning will be photographed in conditions that bright. The storm clouds that bring lightning typically block out the sun or at least darken the sky in the area being photographed to some degree. However, the darkening rarely lowers the sky's exposure to that of the ground beneath it. That's where the graduated ND filter comes in. For this shot, I mounted my 5D Mark III, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, MIOPS Camera Trigger on my tripod which was set up under the Savannah Belles Ferry Waving Girl Landing, adjacent the Marriott Hotel along the Savannah River. To the end of the lens, I attached a 100mm filter holder containing a Cokin NUANCES Z-Pro Soft-Edge 2-stop Grad ND. By positioning the filter in the holder so that it primarily covered the sky, I was able to better balance out the exposure between the ground/river elements and the sky.
 
Remember when I mentioned that a covered shooting location was an important part of this technique? While a lens hood will often prevent rain from accumulating on your front lens element or protective filter, the use of a 100mm filter holder and filters precludes the use of a lens hood. With a much larger surface area to gather water droplets and ultimately impacting image quality, a location that protects the entire camera rig from rain is ideal. Of course, if photographing a storm from a vantage point where it isn't raining, no covered location is necessary. Unfortunately, storms tend to move and photographing lightning is very much a waiting game. If it isn't raining in your location, the same may not be true 10 minutes later.
 
And while I'm on the subject of rain, here's some advice: invest in some type of waterproof camera backpack for transporting your gear to and from your shooting location. I recently picked up a used Lowepro DryZone 100 – predecessor to the now available Lowepro Dryzone 200 – and it's been perfect for these types of outings. The DZ100 and DZ200 are completely watertight, have plenty of room and are comfortable to wear for moderate distances even with a tripod strapped to the back (although the waist strap sits high on my 6'2" / 1.88m frame). If you're serious about photographing in extreme conditions, pick up a Lowepro DryZone 200 or similar bag.
 
Figuring out your desired exposure level for daytime lightning photography is easier than for nighttime lightning photography. At night, a lightning bolt becomes the primary light source for the sky – where it bounces off of nearby clouds – and, if not illuminated by artificial light, the ground. It usually takes a few test shots and a little bit of luck to determine the optimal exposure settings for a given nighttime storm. You can typically vary the shutter speed until the ground is sufficiently bright enough at your chosen aperture and ISO, but that aperture and ISO are keys to determining the brightness level of the sky that results from a lightning strike. That said, if your shutter speed is too long, you may record multiple lightning strikes within the same image which will cause a substantially over exposed sky. In other words, sufficient skill and a little bit of luck are important in getting properly exposed nighttime lightning shots.
 
On the contrary, lightning doesn't typically impact the brightness level of the surrounding sky to a consequential degree during the daytime, generally speaking, unless there is a significantly thick blanket of dark clouds overhead. Therefore, you can set usually set your exposure to slightly underexpose the sky and your lightning will simply pop out against the underexposed background, such as in the example above. The ease of setting an exposure really paid off in this case. The lightning bolt I captured is the only lightning that occurred within my camera's field of view while I was photographing on this particular evening.
 
In post processing, I darkened the sky a bit further by reducing the luminosity of the blue channel and increased the image's overall contrast and saturation.
 
The following day I photographed from the same location around 3:30pm and while I didn't catch any lightning, the retreating storm provided an inspiring view.
 
Storm Over the Savannah River
 
As you can see, one benefit of attempting to photograph lightning during the day is that, even if you are unsuccessful, the clouds may reward your effort. I used the Cokin NUANCES Z-Pro Soft-Edge 2-stop Grad ND for this image as well.
 
If you don't have a graduated ND filter in your kit, you can combine multiple exposures to arrive at a similar result (under-expose the sky in the lightning shot and combine that with a brighter ground exposure). However, any elements that move during the exposure that reside within the field between those two images (the part that simulates the graduated part of the ND filter) will have to be dealt with on an individual basis with specific masking. I've worked with exposure blending quite a bit over the last few years, and while some extreme exposure latitude situations can certainly benefit from the technique, I've really been enjoying the use of graduated NDs lately. I suppose I'd rather spend more time in the field setting up the camera to capture the image I want (or very close to it) as opposed to spending more time in front of my computer attempting to create a similar image.
Post Date: 8/2/2018 6:35:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Anhui China, Aug 1, 2018 – Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of unique Laowa camera lenses, are proud to announce the Laowa 24mm f/14 2x Macro Probe Lens, a unique & revolutionary macro tool.
 
Laowa 24mm f/14 2x Macro Probe is the world’s first consumer-grade probe lens that was developed to provide photographers and videographers with a new perspective and remove their shooting barriers while using conventional macro lenses.
 

Below are the key features of this lens.
 
Bug-Eye Perspective
The new Laowa 24mm Probe lens can create a Bug-Eye perspective that cannot be done by conventional macro lens. Not only can it focus really close (2cm @ 2:1) and show a great amount of detail and texture, but also achieve a compelling wide angle 'Bug Eye' view (84.1°). More background details can then be included into the shots to create a very informative and stunning macro bug-eye perspective. For telephoto macro lenses, the subject will fill most of the frame and appear isolated from the surrounding environment instead.
 
2:1 Magnification to Infinity Focus
The new Laowa Probe covers a focusing range from 2:1 macro magnification to Infinity Focus. Photographers can take advantage of the 2:1 maximum magnification to shoot really small bugs/objects and reveal details that cannot be seen by naked eye. The wide focusing range (from Macro to infinity) is also particularly useful for videography as both finer details and environmental background can be captured in one shot.
 
Deep Depth-of-Field
The wide angle design also means much more depth of field at close distance (compared to the telephoto macro lens) so that more background details will now be visible. Being able to focus so close but still having a deep depth of field is a BIG advantage for both studio and wildlife shooting. The less blurry background allows the habitat of the subject to be visible in your photo.
 
Waterproof front lens barrel
The front barrel of the lens is waterproof and it can be used to shoot in any environment. This makes shooting in liquid no longer a limitation. The waterproof design also implies that shooting in super dusty environment or with fine powders are not going to be a problem.
 
40cm long & Tubular Lens Barrel
Thanks to the 40cm (15.7") long barrel, photographers can focus really close to the subject but still keep themselves and cameras distance away. This unlocks the possibility of shooting in areas which were not accessible in the past. E.g. Shooting a frog hiding in the bushes using our Probe lens, compared to getting a telephoto macro lens super close to avoid leaves blocking your subject. The long lens barrel also allows photographers to keep a safe distance away when shooting lethal animals. The big camera body and lens will no longer 'alert' the subject too.
 
Tiny 2cm lens tip
The tiny 0.2cm-in-diameter lens tip unlocks the possibility to get very low to the ground level to capture a 'delicious' perspective and maximize the visual impact. The viewers will be like walking on your shooting subject (e.g. Pizza) now. Moreover, you can insert the lens into tiny caves, bottle or burrows to shoot. The smaller lens tip also enables proper lighting hitting onto the subject whereas typical macro lenses with larger lens barrels will block most of the light.
 
LED Ring Light at the tip
A LED ring light (powered through the micro-USB slot on the barrel) is mounted at the tip of the lens to provide additional lighting for focus assistance and video shooting.
 
Full frame coverage
The Laowa 24mm f/14 Probe can cover both the standard 35mm full frame and Super35 image sensor.
 
Lightweight The new Laowa weighs only 1.04 pounds (474 grams) and it’s super light and easy to carry.
 
The lens has one of the most complicated optics design and houses with 27 elements in 19 groups to deliver the exceptional image quality. Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony FE mounts are currently available for standard version. A cine version with click-less aperture and focus gears in Arri PL mount is also available to order.
 
Availability
The lens is expected to retail at USD 1,499/pc (ex-VAT). It is currently available to preorder via Kickstarter at a discounted price. The earliest expected delivery date is September. The lens will also be available via authorized resellers from October onwards.
 
You can find more information on the lens via Kickstarter.
Post Date: 8/1/2018 11:32:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Think Tank Photo/MindShift Gear:
 
Combined company will drive premium camera bag innovation
 
Santa Rosa, CA – Think Tank Photo Inc. (“Think Tank”) and MindShift Gear LLC (“MindShift”), innovators in premium camera bag design, today announced the merger of the two companies, creating an integrated product suite for professional and advanced photographers. The merger is effective today, and the companies have immediately combined their business operations.
 
The combined company will be privately held and operate under the Think Tank brand. MindShift will continue as a distinct product line for outdoor photography bags and accessories. Doug Murdoch, Think Tank's founder, president, and lead designer, will continue as Chairman of the Board and president of the combined company. Corporate headquarters will remain in Santa Rosa, CA. “We celebrate a milestone today as we formally join two of the top brands in camera bags and photo accessories, Think Tank and MindShift,” said Doug Murdoch. “Combined under the Think Tank umbrella, and with MindShift's powerful position in the outdoor photography market, we will draw on our decades of experience to push the boundaries of carrying solutions and enhance our reputation as The Choice of Working Professionals.”
 
Over the past 15 years, Think Tank and MindShift have delivered some of the most innovative and successful carrying solutions addressing the needs of professional and serious photographers and videographers. These solutions cover the full spectrum of a photographer’s needs including genre-specific features, transportation needs and rapid access to camera gear – enabling them to “Be ready before the moment.”
 
Murdoch continued, “Both Think Tank and MindShift are growth companies focused on chasing an enormous opportunity ahead of them. By combining operations for both companies, we can streamline access to our complete product line, making it easier for our international distributors and retail partners to do business with us.” Combined, Think Tank and MindShift products can be efficiently distributed throughout the world and in hundreds of retailers in the United States.
 
Use our links at Think Tank Photo and you'll get a free gift and free ground shipping with your purchase ($50.00 minimum purchase required).
Post Date: 8/1/2018 9:43:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Greg Benz YouTube Channel:
 
Normally, panoramas are pretty straight-forward. But if you're also blending multiple exposures, things seem a little more complicated. But Lightroom offers a simple solution to do both with a set of RAW images, learn how in this tutorial.
Post Date: 8/1/2018 7:59:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, July 31, 2018
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
Summertime is a great season to create beautiful outdoor portraits. With warm weather and abundant sunshine, summer can be one of the best times of year to photograph portraits on-location. These tips will help you capture a season of stunning portrait images.
Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
Post Date: 7/31/2018 11:57:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon:
 
Latest Addition to PowerShot Family Provides a Multitude of Features for Entry-Level Photographers
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., July 31, 2018 – Whether your family is always on the go, you are an up-and-coming vlogger or you enjoy posting photos to social media, a compact digital camera capable of producing high quality images is a necessity. Today, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduced the new PowerShot SX740 HS digital camera boasting a 40x Optical Zoom Lens (equivalent to 24-960mm), a 20.3 Megapixel* CMOS imaging sensor and 4K video capabilities, which is a first in the PowerShot series.
 
“We remain committed to incorporating the latest technologies and innovations into Canon products that help meet the needs of our customers,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “As we continue to grow the popular PowerShot SX-series, we are excited to offer more imaging solutions that encourage visual storytelling.”
 
Featuring a DIGIC 8 Image Processor, dual-sensing image stabilization, automatic image transfer, feature assistant and a 3.0-inch LCD screen that rotates 180 degrees, the PowerShot SX740 HS helps make transitioning away from smartphone photography fun and easy. With high-speed continuous shooting up to 7.4fps, an ergonomic design and built-in Wi-Fi** and Bluetooth*** technology, you can easily capture life’s greatest moments with the PowerShot SX740 HS.
 
Availability and Pricing
 
The PowerShot SX740 HS will be available for purchase in late August for $399.99.
 
B&H has the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/31/2018 5:47:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, July 30, 2018
by Sean Setters
 
Pictured above is my wife, Alexis, and as you can probably tell – in mid-September, assuming no unforeseen calamity arises – our life is going to change in a very dramatic way. We're expecting a girl.
 
Our preparations for the new arrival have been going on for months. A crib has replaced the bed in the second bedroom, new curtains adorn the windows and a matching rug ties it all together. And all those things would all look great if it weren't for the tons of boxes filling the room containing car seats, tiny clothes, baby wipes, diapers, a diaper bag and all the other things seemingly necessary for a child to survive infancy. Of course, we're very fortunate to be experiencing a clutter problem. Those boxes will help us through the challenging months ahead.
 
Even before my wife and I were actually expecting a child, we had started preparing in our own ways. For Alexis, that meant hand knitting baby accessories that would someday keep miniature hands and feet warm. Those handmade accessories came in handy for notifying close friends and family of the expected arrival.
 
Expected Arrival Test

As for me, I started preparing by purchasing used baby photography props from local photographers and stacking them in a pile in the corner of my studio. But that pile of baskets, ribbons, fuzzy blankets and knitted hats got me thinking – the images that I will look back on most fondly, the images that will be most dear to me, I haven't even taken yet. Bryan's been hammering this point home in many of his portrait lens reviews and in the captions of many of the pictures that he posts to the site; the most important pictures you will ever take will be of the ones you love. Birthday parties, sporting events, vacations, family get-togethers, graduations, and many more events are all great reasons to have a camera and an appropriate lens readily available. Increasing height, missing teeth and hairdos that will be well out of style in the next decade should all be documented formally on a monthly basis.
 
It's at this point in my life that I'm most happy to have a pretty well fleshed-out photography kit. I know that it's going to be well used over the next few years, and I look forward to looking back at the images created and wondering, "Where did the time go?"
Post Date: 7/30/2018 8:35:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Aputure YouTube channel:
 
In today's episode of Ask Aputure, production sound mixer Andrew Jones walks us through four tips for getting better audio in your interviews. Use these sound hacks in your next documentary, corporate interview, or PSA to make your audio sound clearer and more crisp. These sound mixing techniques will help you take your filmmaking to the next level!
Post Date: 7/30/2018 6:22:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, July 29, 2018
Did you ever see a whitetail buck wrap a pine branch around its face? The rut brings out the best in unusual whitetail activity. This buck is creating (or freshening) a scrape used for communication purposes at this time of the year and the location selected for a scrape typically has a scent branch just above it.
 
Only a couple of spots remain open: join me for the "Whitetail Buck in Rut and More workshop in Shenandoah National Park!
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
Post Date: 7/29/2018 7:37:40 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, July 28, 2018
In Watkins Glen State Park, visitors are (mostly) confined to the trail which primarily consist of rock, rock steps and rock walls. I usually prefer to keep the hand of man out of my landscape photos, but that is not so easy to do at this location. That the man-made features are so interesting is part of the attraction of this park and that made it easier for me to get out of my box.
 
While trying to figure out what to do with this scene, I used one of my frequent wide angle tips and that was to get in close to something interesting in the foreground. I didn't have to get too creative with that advice here because the only foreground I could get close to and still see the waterfall (Pluto Falls) was ... the wall. Fortunately, that worked out OK.
 
I especially like how the man-made lines in the stone stairs and wall interact with the natural lines in the rock. The vertical lines of the water and gorge cutting through the rock intersect those horizontal lines and draw the viewer's eye into the frame.
 
The Sony a7R III and Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens were a very nice combination for this hike.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
Post Date: 7/28/2018 8:04:27 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, July 27, 2018
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
by Laura Tillinghast
 
Photography is all about light, but understanding how to approach lighting for portraits can be intimidating. While there is a lot to learn, these lighting concepts are very easy to grasp once you start putting them into practice. The aim of this article is help you choose where you want to get started with natural light portraits.
Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
Post Date: 7/27/2018 12:41:21 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Post Date: 7/27/2018 8:29:16 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the Adorama YouTube channel:
 
How to be a wedding photographer is one thing, but how to attract high end, luxury weddings is another. There’s a reason top brides and grooms choose certain wedding vendors and it’s really no secret! Watch this video to find out how to get high end wedding clients in your door and especially how to keep them happy (and sending all of their friends too)!
Post Date: 7/27/2018 8:04:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom YouTube Channel:
 
Lightroom tips and tricks in 60 seconds or less from Lightroom team members Michelle Wei & Josh Haftel.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 7/27/2018 7:25:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, July 26, 2018

 
This image of Alfred Hitchcock taken in 1973 was a turning point in his Albert Watson’s career. In fact, Albert believes “It is the most important shot I ever did because it was a confidence builder.” Read the story here.
 
Profoto Equipment Retailers: B&H | Adorama | Wex Photo Video
Post Date: 7/26/2018 7:22:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Adorama YouTube Channel:
 
In Ep125, David Bergman shows you why sometimes it's better to turn off the motor drive and shoot single frames to capture peak sports action.
Post Date: 7/26/2018 6:20:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon has released its financial results for 2Q 2018. You can download the results, presentation material and speech summary here. Also available for download is a Notice Regarding Retained Earnings Dividend.
 
From the looks of it, camera sales have slipped considerably compared to this quarter last year leading to a lower operating profit (displayed below), but Canon projects only a 4.4% decrease in sales growth over the entire year.
 
Canon 2Q 2018 Financial Statement Screenshot

Related Article
 
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/26/2018 6:06:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, July 24, 2018
From Manfrotto:
 
Manfrotto unveils the new Noreg Bags Collection, a totally brand new stylish and functional carrying solution, designed for traveling photographers who use premium mirrorless cameras and enjoy drone photography.
 
  • Noreg Camera Backpack-30
  • Noreg Camera Messenger-30
In addition, Manfrotto releases two new models of its Manhattan Bags Collection, designed for today’s busy city dwellers and commuters with a passion for street photography, for completing its compelling offer of lifestyle photographic bags.
 
Calling all travelers! The Noreg Collection is designed for people who combine a special passion for photography with the love for travel. Cool colors and design, combined with minimalist shapes and premium textures around a core feature that references the essence of Scandinavian design: modularity.
 
  • 3-in-1 modular bags with two detachable components that can be used separately: a shoulder bag and a laptop sleeve.
  • Designed for passionate travel photographers who want to escape the ordinary.
  • Highly distinguished new personal style through the camouflage texture and the cross-positioned straps.
Manfrotto Manhattan carrying solutions are versatile city bags designed to be highly functional. Manfrotto Manhattan bags transform from photography to media carrier, comfortably holding all the equipment you need around the city.
 
New models include:
 
  • Manhattan Camera Backpack Mover-30
  • Manhattan Camera Messenger Speedy-30
B&H carries the Manfrotto Noreg Bags and the Manfrotto Manhattan Bags.
Category: Manfrotto News
Post Date: 7/24/2018 8:13:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, July 23, 2018

 
The Profoto YouTube channel has added several A1-themed tips videos lately. See below for a list of newly added videos.
 
Profoto A1 Tips Video Series
 
You can purchase the Profoto A1 flash at the following retailers: B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Post Date: 7/23/2018 2:04:14 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
Watching a lunar eclipse is an incredible experience and photographing it is even more exciting. Capturing the moon as it transitions into a beautiful and colorful moon is thrilling. When I was photographing a lunar eclipse, I watched the full moon as it slowly darkened, turning a stunning deep orange color. The eerie experience moved me as I observed it transition from a bright full moon into a full lunar eclipse. I will share with you information on lunar eclipses and what I learned while photographing them.
Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
Post Date: 7/23/2018 10:03:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, July 20, 2018

 
Yesterday, Adobe released 7 new videos where photographer Pei Ketron outlines how she uses specific features of Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC to enhance her travel photos.
 
The videos are very short (most are less than 90 seconds), but you get to see the entire editing process of one of Ketron's travel images.
 
Travel Photography Tips by Pei Ketron
 
Post Date: 7/20/2018 7:46:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, July 19, 2018

 
From the Adroama YouTube Channel:
 
Sometimes you get lucky with the light on a location portrait shoot and it's perfect for the look you're after. But as photographer Gavin Hoey sees it, if you're adding light to your scene you need make sure what you add looks better then what was already there.
 
In this video Gavin goes on location to shoot a vintage portrait in a field of long grass. After assessing the quality of the ambient light he uses off camera flash to make the recorded light a lot more dramatic.
 
Adorama carries the Flashpoint XPLOR AD600.
Post Date: 7/19/2018 1:57:56 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Image quality test results have been added to the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens page.
 
This is a fun lens. Very unique. What should it be compared to? I'll start you with this one:
 
Sigma 105mm vs. 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens comparison
 
The Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens is in short supply. Order quickly to find one in stock (or preorder) at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX. Note that the Sony mount version is due later this year.
 
Rent the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens from Lensrentals.
Post Date: 7/19/2018 8:07:34 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, July 18, 2018

 
From the CanonUSA YouTube Channel:
 
Go behind the scenes with Canon Explorer of Light Tyler Stableford as he photographs a fine-art project with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet dance company. As a lifelong adventure photographer and filmmaker, Tyler had almost never set foot in a photo studio. But then, inspiration came in an unlikely way...
 
See a collection of the final images here.
 
Relevant Reviews
 
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/18/2018 11:45:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, July 17, 2018

 
Watch as Zhang Yi Cheng provides a good explanation of how phase detect AF systems work.
Post Date: 7/17/2018 6:24:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, July 16, 2018
From Gitzo:
 
The special edition Traveler a Tripod and the brand new L-Bracket a
 
Upper Saddle River, NJ – July 16, 2018 – In the wake of the collaboration between Vitec Group and Sony, Gitzo presents two best in class products developed specifically for Sony a7 and a9 cameras: the Traveler a tripod and L-Bracket a, addressing professional photographers and premium camera users. Both new products feature a tailored design to perfectly fit Sony a7 and a9 camera models, helping to increase grip and stability for precise framing and extraordinary composition.
 
With a dedicated Sony a plate, the Traveler a brings Gitzo’s premium travel tripod to demanding photographers using Sony a cameras. The new black and silver finishing and new design match the modern aesthetic of Sony a cameras. The Traveler a is a compact, lightweight travel tripod in Gitzo’s distinctive high-quality design and materials. It weighs 3.15lbs/1.43kg, extends to 64.96in/165cm high and safely holds up to 22lbs/10kg of gear. The 180° leg-folding system, pioneered by Gitzo, allow the Traveler a’s legs to reverse-fold around its center column and head, folding down to 16.93in/43cm. The legs are made of Carbon eXact tubing for superior strength and stiffness in a slimmer size and feature the Traveler G-lock, a travel-size version of Gitzo’s G-lock, designed to ensure security and reduce size and weight. The specially designed compact rubber feet ensure perfect stability. The Traveler a features Gitzo’s most compact professional carbon fiber tripod head. This perfectly balanced, versatile head is engineered to provide the ultimate smoothness and precision of movement and secure locking with independent pan/tilt lock. The special edition Traveler a tripod features an ergonomic strap made of genuine Italian leather crafted to resemble carbon fiber.
 
Gitzo also introduces a pioneering L-bracket developed to enable effortless orientation of the a7R III & a9 from Sony.
 
Gitzo L Bracket for Sony a7R III and a9 Cameras

At 2.7oz/77g, Gitzo’s L-Bracket a is the lightest of its kind on the market. It is made of a single solid aluminum piece, machined to become one with the most high-level professional mirrorless cameras on the market. The unique design offers four main attachment points for the camera strap connection, ensuring a secure coupling. The L-bracket a's upper side is designed to provide full and easy access to camera cabling, either for video shooting or indoor tethering. It also features dedicated housing for its hex key accessories. The Gitzo L-Bracket a makes switching from landscape to portrait orientation extremely easy, keeping the camera perfectly balanced.
 
The Gitzo Traveler a is $999.99 and will be available at authorized Gitzo dealers the week of July 16, 2018 while the Gitzo L-Bracket a is $199.99 and available now at authorized Gitzo dealers.
 
B&H has the Gitzo L-Bracket a in stock and the Gitzo Traveler a Tripod available for preorder.
Category: Gitzo News
Post Date: 7/16/2018 9:49:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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