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 Monday, May 15, 2017
From Canon USA:
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., May 15, 2017 – Former Major League All-Star and New York Yankee, Mark Teixeira, swings back into action with Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, in support of the Canon Little LeaguePhotoContest powered by PIXMA printers. This partnership means Teixeira will be on hand at the Little League Baseball World Series in South Williamsport, PA, on August 27 to meet the winners and unveil the winning photos.
 
“As a former MLB player, there are countless photos of me playing professionally, but as a father, I now appreciate the importance of capturing the early years – there’s nothing like that first Little League photo of your child,” said Teixeira. “I’m very excited to partner with Canon this year because I understand the power of printed images that can be shared of life’s most exciting moments for years to come.”
 
Fans are encouraged to make the season last a lifetime by submitting their favorite photos to the Canon Little League Photo Contest. By visiting www.littleleague.org/canonphotocontest and submitting photos through June 30, 2017 fans will have the chance to win one of three grand prizes (one for each theme) including a trip to join Mark in South Williamsport, PA and see their winning photos on display for up to one year in the World of Little League Museum in the Richard “Hank” Bauer, Jr. Little League Photography Exhibit in the World Series Gallery presented by Easton Foundations. “Canon is proud to partner with the Little League World Series and team up with generations of families hoping to capture the moment where their little leaguer’s hard work and character is put on display,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Canon PIXMA Printers continue to support those looking to make these memorable action-packed moments sharable for generations to come.”
 
The Canon Little League Photo Contest powered by PIXMA Printers focuses on three themes:
 
  • Stepping Up To The Plate—an in-action game shot
  • Fandemonium—a photo that showcases fandom
  • Team Spirit—a photo that showcases team spirit
All images should capture the spirit of what it is like to be a baseball fan. Entries will be judged on the use of the theme (50 percent) and on the quality of the image (25 percent) and overall impression (25 percent).
 
“The Canon Little League Photo Contest serves as a celebration of treasured Little League memories each year,” said Liz DiLullo Brown, Little League’s vice president, marketing & Communications. “Those special moments, captured and cemented in time through photographs, help us to remember how treasured the Little League program is by families around the world.”

 
From the Photos in Color YouTube Channel:
 
Everything you need to know about photography in one simpler (funny) song. We all know the song the 12 days of christmas right? Well this is the 12 days of photography and yes it gets faster, more crazy and Ed Gregory has a hard time keeping up.
Post Date: 5/15/2017 10:29:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Just posted: Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD Lens Review.
 
Is there a new leader of the APS-C wide angle zoom lens class?
 
The Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama.
Post Date: 5/15/2017 8:57:12 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon Japan has officially discontinued the following lenses:
 
The list of discontinued lenses is unsurprising as the first two have recently been replaced (Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM / Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM) and the third has been heavily marked down for several months (though, curiously enough, is not currently discounted). All of the recently discontinued lenses are still availble at B&H.
 
Is the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM scheduled to be replaced or is it simply being phased out? Let us know what you think in the comments.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/15/2017 8:54:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Profoto:
 
Ever since Profoto redefined the on-location flash with the creation of the B1, it has become the benchmark. Now the benchmark is about to be set again with the launch of the Profoto B1X.
 
This is more than an update, it is a significant replacement with improvements in three important areas: power, power and power. A more powerful modelling light, a more powerful battery and extended HSS power range. And when we talk about power in all the right places, we really mean it. Like its predecessor, the B1X is the ultimate on-location flash.
 
The B1X features a new LED modelling light which adds 80% more light output, while increasing color rendering (CRI) beyond 90. The additional power and improved color rendering make it even more useful as an on-location modelling light, while also becoming an extremely efficient main or effect light, helping you to enhance natural light in dull conditions.
 
It’s not unusual for shooting days to go on for longer than expected so you need a battery that can do the same. The new battery pack holds an impressive 50% more energy with no extra size or weight. It also fits existing B1s and B1 chargers. And now, in HSS mode, the B1X has the same power range as in normal flash mode - 9 f-stops for all compatible cameras! That makes it the widest HSS range available on any flash so it’s even easier to shape light with flash in all light conditions including sunrise, broad daylight and sunset (existing B1 owners can download and install this as an upgrade free of charge from the Profoto website).
 
Speaking of power, we’re also launching two new OCF reflectors that add lots of punch and direction to overpower the sun. Adding hard light to the shaping palette of Profoto OCF Light Shaping Tools, the OCF Zoom Reflector and the OCF Magnum Reflector are compact and lightweight, making them ideal for shooting on-location. The OCF Zoom Reflector is so portable it even fits into the B1 case while mounted on the B1 or B1X - a handy timesaver when packing up.
 
The OCF Zoom Reflector doubles the effective light output at a two meter range, while the slightly larger OCF Magnum Reflector adds even more effective power output making it perfect for throwing light over long distances without being overpowered by natural light. Both reflectors also offer a wide beam angle adjustment range that further extends light shaping opportunities.
 
The B1X and the two new reflectors continue our dedication to on-location shooting alongside the B2 and our existing range of OCF Light Shaping Tools. In addition, we’ve recently also extended our camera TTL compatibility to four major brands with AirTTL remotes now available for Canon and Nikon, and official Profoto partners Sony and Olympus.
 
Truth is the only people who can improve on an original are the people who made the original. Born of the B1 come the all new B1X and new Profoto OCF Light Shaping Tools. No matter where you’re shooting, you’ll have power in all the right places.
 
Features B1X
 
  • Shoot with AirTTL or manual mode and connect wirelessly with other AirTTL flashes.
  • Cordless design and wireless controls allow you to shoot without any restraints.
  • 10 times as powerful as the average speedlight, with 500Ws adjustable in 1/10 f-stop increments over a 9 f-stop power range.
  • Quickly exchangeable and rechargeable Li-Ion battery provides up to 325 full-power flashes and tens of thousands at lowest power.
  • Fires up to 20 flashes per second, with flash durations of up to 1/19,000s and fast recycling times of 0.05-1.9s.
  • Control ambient light with HSS and create crisp images without motion blur at shutter speeds up to 1/8,000s.
  • Can be wirelessly controlled from up to a 300 m range with any optional Air Remote.
B&H has the Profoto B1X available for preorder and will have the new reflectors in stock soon.
Category: Profoto News
Post Date: 5/15/2017 5:33:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, May 12, 2017
Vignetting, flare and distortion test results along with specs, measurements, standard product images and eye candy have been added to the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens page.
 
Here is a visual size comparison you might find interesting.
 
The Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama.
Post Date: 5/12/2017 8:20:29 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From B&H:
 
OPTIC 2017 is four days of presentations, gear trade showings, live demonstrations, portfolio reviews and gallery exhibitions, plus a cocktail party, a sunset photo cruise and a New York Botanical Garden Photo Walk.
 
Please see complete daily schedule of activities to customize your OPTIC experience. The Main Stage on June 4th and 5th will be Livestreamed. All lectures will be available to view at a later time, so you can relive OPTIC 2017 and not miss a single exciting presentation! The first two days of OPTIC 2017 (June 4-5) take place at the New Yorker Hotel on 8th Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets. Doors open at 9am. OPTIC trade show events and lectures are free and open to the public; however, we do request that each attendee register to attend, either in-person or for the Livestream
 
Register Now
 
Keynote Speaker: Brooks Jensen
Special Guest: Art Wolfe
 
Additional Speakers:
 
Alison WrightLucas Gilman
Art WolfeMike Corrado
Charles GlatzerRalph Lee Hopkins
Cristina MittermeierRoman Kurywczak
Eric WehrmeisterRuddy Roye
Erick KruszewskiRudy Winston
Jeff MauritzenSam Abell
Jill and Kyla
from Our Wild Abandon
Steve Simon
Jonathan IrishVivienne Gucwa
Kara MercerWilliam Innes
Categories: B&H News, B&H OPTIC
Post Date: 5/12/2017 7:07:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom YouTube Channel:
 
Lightroom tips and tricks in 60 seconds or less from longtime Lightroom team member Benjamin Warde
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 5/12/2017 5:45:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Tim Grey, instructor at the Lepp Institute of Digital Imaging, provides tips on how to create subtle and realistic looking HDRs.
Post Date: 5/12/2017 5:30:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, May 11, 2017
B&H has the following Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens mounts in stock: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E & Sony A.
 
Check out the full review of this impressive, ultra-wide angle manual lens here.
Post Date: 5/11/2017 2:35:10 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Photos in Color YouTube Channel:
 
You know that perfect wedding photograph with the confetti, the guests and the married couple laughing and having a great time. Well its simple to get you just have to follow these 10 wedding photography tips. Wedding photography is definitely a skill and having a few wedding photography tips and tricks up your sleeve can go a long way. With this technique you don't have to worry about getting that important wedding portrait or missing that perfect wedding photography moment. Just set it up, get the settings right and you are good to got. This wedding confetti photo is always a favorite and is almost guaranteed to become someones Facebook cover which is always great for you wedding photography business.
 
Amazon carries paper confetti.
Post Date: 5/11/2017 10:11:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the ExpoImaging YouTube Channel:
 
Tom Bol demonstrates how to capture a striking portrait of an athlete using three flash units and 3 Rogue 3-in-1 Flash Grids.
 
Note from Sean: For my taste, the background is a little too underexposed in the final image. I think I would have gone with a 1-stop or 1.3-stop underexposure (instead of 2-stops) in regards to ambient light, which would have aided in filling in some of the shadow areas on the subject as well as bringing up the exposure on the background.
 
Thoughts? Sound off in the comments.
 
B&H carries ExpoImaging Rogue products.
Post Date: 5/11/2017 8:53:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens in stock with free expedited shipping.
Post Date: 5/11/2017 8:29:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon has posted their full year financial results for the financial year ending March 2017. In the "Business Environment" section of its Presentation Material, Nikon notes that its Imaging Products Business suffered from "continued market decline and downward pressure on profitability."
 
Financial Results (PDF:954KB)
Financial and Business Data (PDF:89KB)
Presentation Material (PDF:526KB)
 
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/11/2017 5:27:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, May 10, 2017
From Photoshelter:
 
12 new photographers share behind-the-scenes video, lighting diagrams & gear lists
 
We’ve partnered with Tether Tools for the second edition of How I Got The Shot. Inside, 12 new photographers break down how they arrived at their final vision -- sharing work in commercial, fashion, portrait, automotive photography, and more.
 
Each photographer pulls back the curtain to walk through:
 
  • Behind-the-scenes videos of their shoots
  • Lighting set-ups
  • Post-processing workflows
  • Logistics and gear
Also learn from photographers like Jeremy Cowart, Easton Chang, Glyn Dewis, and Brooke Mason how to collaborate on set and connect with a subject in unique ways.
 
Most importantly, walk away with tons of inspiration for your next project!
 
Get the Free Guide!
Post Date: 5/10/2017 11:49:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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