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 Friday, December 20, 2019
B&H has the DJI Inspire 2 Quadcopter available for $2,999.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $3,499.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Compatible with 5.2K Gimbal Cameras
  • CineCore 2.0 Image Processing
  • Supports CinemaDNG and ProRes Recording
  • Dual-Battery Design
Post Date: 12/20/2019 5:04:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Rokinon Xeen 14, 16, 24, 35, 50, 85, 135mm Cine Lens Bundle (Canon EF) available for $9,800.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $13,965.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Covers Full-Frame Sensors
  • Internal Focus Design
  • Multi-Coating for Color Consistency
  • Dual-Side Focus and T-Stop Scales
Through 4:00pm Eastern Time, B&H has the Feiyu AK2000 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer available for $179.00 with free shipping. Regularly $379.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 6 lb Payload
  • Angled Motor Arm
  • 360° Pan, Tilt & Roll Motion
  • Handwheel for Camera Movement/Focus/Zoom
Need more payload? The Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 3 LAB Handheld Stabilizer has a 10 lb capacity and is also on sale.
 
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
 Thursday, December 19, 2019
Last Minute Savings Offer ends Dec 20 at 4:30 PM ET:
 
B&H has the Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Mid 2019, Space Gray) on sale for $2,199.00, a $600.00 savings over the $2,799.00 regular price.
 
Key Features

  • 2.3 GHz Intel Core i9 Eight-Core
  • 16GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM | 512GB SSD
  • 15.4" 2880 x 1800 Retina Display
  • AMD Radeon Pro 560X GPU (4GB GDDR5)

Just because the skies are white doesn't necessarily mean that they should be kept out of the frame. While cloud-covered white skies are sometimes welcomed, especially for the broad even light they provide, they are not usually my favorite for image backgrounds and I often avoid the inclusion of white skies in image backgrounds. However, they can be used to create a sometimes-desirable pure white high key background.
 
Getting this background is not difficult. Simply find a good subject and align it with the white sky. Note that your camera's meter will want to make a white sky grey (especially if the subject is a white goat) so some positive exposure compensation (or a manual exposure) will likely be needed for such images.
 
On this day, my daughter and I were chasing mountain goats high in the Rockies and as you have already figured out, the skies were white. The thick cloud cover meant that we could photograph the goats from any angle offered to us without concern for shadows but any sky in the photo was going to be white. Getting into a position that allowed the entire background to be sky and allowing that background to become pure white created a nice portrait.
 
The versatile and optically-impressive Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens was a great lens to have for this trip. It was the only lens I used for photographing the goats.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
124mm  f/8.0  1/1000s
ISO 2000
8688 x 5792px
Post Date: 12/19/2019 10:13:01 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Datacolor display calibration systems are on sale at B&H — save up to $70.00.
 
If you are not working on a calibrated monitor, you may be processing your images to the wrong standard.
Post Date: 12/19/2019 8:18:51 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the WD 10TB Red 5400 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD Retail Kit available for $239.99 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $329.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 10TB Storage Capacity
  • 3.5" Form Factor
  • SATA III 6 Gb/s Interface
  • 256MB Cache
Post Date: 12/19/2019 5:27:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Godox Photo Equipment Co. Ltd YouTube Channel:
 
Volodya Voronin is an action, adventure and sports photographer, mainly focusing on extreme sports. Sometimes he gets to dangerous places like mountains and abandoned buildings and works in some really harsh conditions. For him, easy to use, compact flash units from Godox were a good choice for these condition. In this episode of Godox Photography Class, he will show you how these super cool images full of action were all shoot using the Godox AD200Pro and AD600Pro.
Post Date: 12/19/2019 5:22:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the ProGrade Digital 512GB CFast 2.0 V.2 Memory Card available for $449.99 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $699.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • For Canon DSLRs and Camcorders
  • 512GB Storage Capacity
  • Max Read Speed: 550 MB/s
  • Max Write Speed: 450 MB/s
Through 9:00am Eastern Time, B&H has the Gitzo GT1555T Series 1 Traveler Carbon Fiber Tripod with Center Ball Head available for $499.00 with free shipping after the "Clip Coupon" savings is applied in-cart. Regularly $1,049.88.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 22 lb
  • Max Height: 58.5"
  • Min Height: 12"
  • Folded Length: 14"
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the DJI Ronin-M 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer available for $699.00 with free shipping. Regularly $999.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Supports Cameras up to 8 Pounds
  • Precision of Control: ±0.02°
  • Transmitter for Remote Pan/Tilt Control
  • Tool-Less Balance Adjustment System
  • Assistant Software for iOS and Windows
  • Bluetooth Wireless Interface for Setup
  • Silent Mode for Quiet Operation
  • USB and PowerTap Power Outputs
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF and Sony E available for $1,099.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $1,399.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Two FLD Elements, Two SLD Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 12/19/2019 4:42:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, December 18, 2019
I have not yet used one of the new Robus Carbon Fiber Monopods, but based on the same technology and construction used in the Robus Vantage Carbon Fiber Tripods (review), they hold great promise and especially with the $40.00 last minute savings at B&H, they appear to be a great bargain. Next day shipping is free.
Post Date: 12/18/2019 2:59:55 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the Manfrotto Befree GT Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod with 496 Ball Head (Black) for only $199.88 with free shipping. This kit is reduced from $379.88.
 
This is a flash deal in the B&H DealZone so act quickly if you want one!
Today I'm sharing a small project I took on, meeting a need that didn't seem optimally met otherwise: Do-It-Yourself Rigid Camera Rain Cover.
 
As I needed this accessory, I thought you might also, thus I'm sharing. This camera cover was inexpensive and easy to make. Feel free to share any ideas you have for improvements.
Post Date: 12/18/2019 8:43:20 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens available for $849.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $949.00.
 
All mounts (Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, and Sony A) have been discounted.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Two Aspherical Elements
Post Date: 12/18/2019 5:56:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Adobe Photoshop YouTube Channel:
 
Welcome back to 3, 2, 1…Photoshop! In this episode, Adobe Evangelist Julieanne Kost shares how to create a simple stop motion animation using Photoshop. Watch this video to learn how to make your static images come to life.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 12/18/2019 5:16:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the DJI Osmo Action 4K Camera available for $279.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $379.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor, Wide f/2.8 Lens
  • Up to 4K60 Video, 12MP Still Photos
  • Up to 3200 ISO, HDR Support
  • Wide Dynamic Range in 4K30
Post Date: 12/18/2019 5:04:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Auray RFDT-128 Desktop Reflection Filter and Mic Stand available for $39.95 with free shipping. Regularly $79.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Desktop Microphone Isolation Solution
  • Absorbs Unwanted Room Noise & Reflection
  • Perforated Aluminum Screen
  • Semi-Circular Design
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Amazon has the Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Studio XLR Microphone available for $74.00 with free shipping. Compare at $119.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • The price/performance standard in side address studio condenser microphone technology
  • Ideal for project/home studio applications; The noise level is 20 dB SPL
  • High SPL handling and wide dynamic range provide unmatched versatility
  • Custom engineered low mass diaphragm provides extended frequency response and superior transient response
  • Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source.OUTPUT CONNECTOR:Integral 3 pin XLRM type
  • Black speckles on the mic is the finish of the item.AUDIO TECHNICA CASE STYLE:R7
B&H has RucPac Camera Straps on sale for 50% off.
 
If shooting for long durations of time, a well-designed stap can make a huge difference in the comfort experienced throughout the day.
Post Date: 12/18/2019 4:41:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Using a new camera often brings acclimation factors and despite having used the Sony a7R IV for a couple of months prior, I was still acclimating to this camera's enormous 120MB uncompressed RAW file size. We were staying ahead of this big old 12-point buck and it finally cooperated perfectly, walking toward us with the sun was at our backs. While capturing images of him approaching, I was greeted by the memory card full message in the viewfinder.
 
I had filled a 256GB memory card just as the perfect scenario was unfolding. While another memory card was immediately available, the pause was just long enough to miss the pinnacle of the action. Ironically, the workshop participant shooting next to me filled his Nikon D850's 256GB card at almost the exact same second. While we missed some images, the humor of it is realized and that memory is at least of some value. The lesson here is to monitor card capacities closely — or buy cards with enough capacity to outlast any use given to the camera.
 
Fortunately I had some good pictures from this buck encounter. When the buck was farther away, I preferred a horizontal camera orientation, keeping more of the grass field in the frame. As the deer approached, the horizontal framing became too tight and switching to the vertical orientation shared here made complete sense for the vertically shaped subject.
 
The vertical vs. horizontal camera orientation is a choice we are always making. Sometimes the choice is easy and sometimes it is not.
 
One consideration is how the image is going to be used and which orientation is required for that use. If your goal is to get the image on a magazine cover, going vertical is a good choice. Another big consideration is the aesthetics of the scene. Some scenes look better in one of the orientations.
 
If the horizontal vs. vertical orientation choice does not have a straightforward answer, shoot both. It is often easier to decide when using a computer display and keeping images shot in both orientations may be the right choice.
 
While the Sony a7R IV's uncompressed RAW file size has required some acclimation, it has not been hard to acclimate to this camera's 61 MP resolution.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
Post Date: 12/17/2019 10:38:29 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Use coupon code FREEWEEK19 (one use per customer) at Lensrentals to get a free week of rentals for orders arriving by 12/24/2019 and returned after 1/1/2020.
 
As you probably noticed, that date range, covering Christmas eve through New Years day, coincides with vacation time for most. Obviously, the Lensrentals crew wants that week off. Plan now to capture your holiday events and the loved ones sharing those events with you in amazing quality. Rent your dream gear for only 2 days and get it for a long 9 days!
 
Here are the details from Lensrentals:

  • Rental must be at least a 9-day order delivered by 12.24 and returned after 1.1
  • Don’t worry, you’ll only be charged for our 2-day rate, the other 7 are free
  • Need it longer? Just make sure you return it after the 1st and you’ll get 7 days off

Go rent something!

Post Date: 12/17/2019 9:06:39 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Nikon:
 
December 16, 2019 – MELVILLE, NY – Nikon Inc. is pleased to announce the release of firmware Ver. 2.20 for the Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 full-frame mirrorless cameras. This firmware update offers several improvements that make these cameras even more powerful, including the addition of support for the next generation memory card, CFexpress. Additionally, Nikon has announced that beginning today, service to install RAW video output functionality will be available for those wishing to add enhanced professional video capabilities.
 
Support for CFexpress, the New Standard for Speed and Durability
 
Updating Z 7 and Z 6 firmware to Ver. 2.20 enables the use*1 of CFexpress*2 cards. CFexpress cards are robust and reliable, and support even faster data transfer than XQD cards for a smoother and more efficient photographic workflow.
 
CFexpress cards use a similar form factor to XQD, eliminating the need to physically modify the camera's memory card slot. After upgrading, users will be able to use CFexpress as well as XQD cards in their camera interchangeably. In addition to the Z 7 and Z 6, CFexpress memory card support will be added to the Nikon D5 (XQD-Type), Nikon D850 and Nikon D500 digital SLR cameras in the future.
 
Initially, only limited CFexpress card types are fully supported and the number of supported cards will continue to expand as additional cards are tested and certified (Type B CFexpress cards manufactured only by Sony Corp. Availability date for the cards may vary by market).
 
RAW video output function (4K UHD and Full HD)
 
Developed in conjunction with Atomos, this capability enables recording of RAW video, which has greater flexibility for color grading compared to other video formats.
 
With this upgrade, 12-bit 4K UHD or full-HD RAW video can be recorded*3 to select models of Atomos video recorders*4 connected to a Z 7 or Z 6 camera via a HDMI connector. As RAW video is not subjected to in-camera processing, all information that is outputted from the image sensor is preserved. This abundance of information can later be used in post-production.
 
The RAW video output capability upgrade can be installed at a Nikon service center and will incur a fee but will be included free of charge as part of Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker’s kit bundles. Those customers in the United States who have already purchased a Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker’s kit (Product #13545) will be eligible to have the fee waived (proof of purchase required). For more details about the Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker’s kit, please visit here.
 
For additional technical information, equipment requirements and instructions on requesting the RAW video output upgrade, please visit: www.nikonusa.com/RAWvideo.
 
Price and Availability
 
The firmware update Ver. 2.20 which enables CFexpress functionality is available now, free of charge. Please visit The Nikon Z series Firmware update page to download and find more information.
 
The RAW video output upgrade is available starting today and will require installation by a Nikon Service Center. A $199.95* fee will apply.
 
The information contained herein is accurate as of the date of this press release.
 
Specifications, equipment and release dates are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.? Trade names mentioned in this document are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
 
All Nikon products include Nikon Inc. limited warranty. Images are for illustrative purposes only. All Nikon trademarks are trademarks of Nikon Corporation. Nikon Authorized Dealers set their own selling prices, which may vary. Nikon is not responsible for typographical errors.
 
*1 Type B CFexpress cards manufactured by Sony Corp. only. Operation is not guaranteed with cards from other manufacturers (as of December 2019).
 
*2 CFexpress is a trademark of the CompactFlash Association.
 
*3 With the Z 7, full-HD RAW video can be recorded using the FX-based movie format, and 4K UHD RAW video can be recorded using the DX-based movie format.
 
When the Z 6 is used, recording of either 4K UHD or full-HD RAW video is possible with both FX- and DX-based movie formats.
 
See the cameras' Technical Guide, available from the Download Center, for details on differences between Z 7 and Z 6 specifications.
 
Nikon Download Center (https://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/index.html) *4 The Atomos Ninja V supports Nikon RAW video output, and records videos in ProRes RAW format. Operation is not guaranteed with recorders other than the Ninja V (as of December 2019). RAW video output from a Nikon camera is supported by Ninja V firmware Ver. 10.2 and later.
 
See the Ninja V firmware download site (https://www.atomos.com/firmware/ninja-v).
 
*5 See our website for instructions on requesting the RAW output options activation service (www.nikonusa.com/RAWvideo).
 
*Pricing and availability of the service will vary by region Ninja V® and ATOMOS® are registered trademarks of ATOMOS.
 
Apple® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
 
Final Cut Pro® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
 
ProRes RAW® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
 
Please speak with Nikon customer service for further details.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/17/2019 5:23:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the JBL 306P MkII - Powered 6.5" Two-Way Studio Monitor available for $84.00 with free shipping after $35.00 in-cart coupon savings. Regularly $199.00.
 
Want an awesome sound system? Pair a couple of these studio monitors with the matching subwoofer, currently $100.00 off.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Bi-Amplified Powered Reference Monitor
  • Dual 56W Class-D Amplifiers
  • Low Frequency Woofer: 6.5"
  • Neodymium Woven-Composite Tweeter: 1"
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 12/17/2019 4:57:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
In today's B&H DealZone are the Canon XA11 Compact Full HD Camcorder with HDMI and Composite Output and the Canon XA15 Compact Full HD Camcorder with SDI, HDMI, and Composite Output. Both of these camcorders are priced at $400.00 off regular price, $999.00 and $1,499.00 respectively.
Post Date: 12/17/2019 4:40:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, December 16, 2019
If there are any Apple products on your wish list (or need one for a gift), now is a good time to check out the Apple Shopping Event currently happening at B&H.
Post Date: 12/16/2019 12:31:32 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Tamron has doubled the G2 lens rebates to $200.00 and B&H is throwing in a free B+W filter and Tamron TAP-in Console for most of these lenses. Check out the great deals!
Post Date: 12/16/2019 12:22:32 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Just posted: Wimberley MH-100 MonoGimbal Gimbal Monopod Head Review.
 
Monopod users can put one of these on their Christmas list. Looking for a gift your photographer friend or family member does not already have? This unique head is just hitting the market and is a great gift option.
 
The Wimberley MH-100 MonoGimbal Gimbal Monopod Head is in stock at: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA
 

 
Please share this review with your friends!
Post Date: 12/16/2019 8:34:18 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Right now, you can save $30.00 on Sekonic Light Meters at B&H via the Clip Coupon feature.
Post Date: 12/16/2019 5:16:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Amazon is featuring Networking, Drive and Memory Products as a Gold Box Deal of the Day. Discounted items include cable modems, routers/Wi-Fi extenders, switches, hard drives, flash drives, and microSD memory cards.
Post Date: 12/16/2019 5:10:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Kingston 256GB Canvas Focus CompactFlash Memory Card available for $74.99 with free shipping. Regularly $109.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 256GB Storage Capacity
  • UDMA 7
  • Max Read Speed: 150 MB/s
  • Max Write Speed: 130 MB/s
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the iFootage Cobra 2 C180-II Carbon Fiber Monopod with Low-Profile Tripod available for $119.00 with free shipping. Regularly $179.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 22.1 lb
  • Maximum Height: 70.9"
  • Closed Length: 27.8"
  • Sections: 4
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the X-Rite i1Display Pro available for $154.99 with free shipping after $35.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $258.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Ergonomic: 3 Integrated Functions
  • Advanced Filter and Optical Systems
  • Works On All Modern Display Technologies
  • Field-Upgradeable for Future Technology
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 12/16/2019 4:45:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, December 15, 2019

 
by Sean Setters
 
Whether for Christmas/Hanukkah, Independence Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, MLK Day, or in this case, Thanksgiving, holiday events offer exciting opportunities for documenting family traditions, personal relationships, physical development, and all the joys togetherness brings.
 
This Thanksgiving, I filmed my family throughout the day, focusing much of the camera's attention on my 14 month-old daughter, Olivia Jane. My hope is that she will enjoy watching videos such as these as she matures, with an eager fascination to see what life was like long before her long-term memory kicked in.
 
Of course, there's a ton of video filming options available, and while my own video kit is continuously evolving, the following items were what I used while filming that day:
 
Having only purchased the Canon EOS R about a month before Thanksgiving, this event was my first experience producing video with the camera. Overall, I came away impressed by the camera's performance. The EOS R was just small enough to allow the battery grip to be used with the DJI Ronin-S Gimbal, a feature I appreciated as I didn't have to continuously watch my battery levels throughout the day. Of course, using the battery grip increased the size/weight of the setup, but I didn't find use of the battery grip to be burdensome, especially as filming was limited to relatively short segments throughout the day.
 
As I don't have any RF mount lenses yet I defaulted to my favorite EF-S/EF-series lenses, the lenses I have historically utilized while filming with a gimbal – the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM and Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM. Why use two of Canon's most inexpensive lenses for filming video? Because 1) they're small and light, 2) can be swapped out for one another with very little need for rebalancing the gimbal, 3) their optical performance is surprisingly good, 4) the f/2.8 aperture is wide enough allow for relatively low ISO use when the shutter speed is set to 1/60 second (twice the frame rate of 30 fps), and 5) the lenses' STM AF systems do a very good job transitioning focus between subjects when the camera is set to a subject (face) tracking mode. Note that because the full-frame camera gives me a 38.4mm full-frame equivalent angle of view while using the EF-S 24mm STM, I set the camera to crop mode while using the EF 40mm STM to provide a noticeably different angle of view.
 
In a previous video, I had used lavalier mics with a couple of Tascam DR-10L Micro Portable Audio Recorders and really enjoyed the results, but this larger family event necessitated the use of a different audio recording solution as I needed to record a number of people. This need motivated my newest audio recording acquisition – the Deity Microphones V-Mic D3 Pro Shotgun Microphone. Looking online, you'll find numerous videos hyping this microphone's performance and value; the hype is well deserved. This is an excellent shotgun microphone, it is reasonably priced, and I'm really glad it's now part of my kit for run-and-gun applications.
 
So, those are the items I'm now relying on to record family videos in addition to the occasional for-hire filming request (the Tascam DR-10Ls also come in handy for the latter) and are certainly worth consideration when documenting your own family's memories.
Post Date: 12/15/2019 7:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, December 14, 2019
Everyone loves lighthouses and lighthouse images, right? After awaking to a 4-something AM alarm for three days in a row, I was finally treated to some morning sunlight at the Bass Harbor Lighthouse. While some cloud drama would have been welcomed, the white sky created by the solid cloud cover present on the previous two mornings was not as photogenic.
 
When the sky is clear at sunrise/sunset, there are some expected parameters for landscape photography. One is that the first/last light will be very warm in color and another is that pastel colors will show in earth shadow and the Belt of Venus above it low in the sky opposite the rising/setting sun. These two parameters combine very nicely.
 
I don't always require myself to use a completely level camera (tilt and roll) for landscape photography but did so in this case, primarily to keep the sides of the lighthouse from leaning. Adding to that compositional constraint was the desire to have the reflections availed by the foreground tidal pool included in the frame. The lighthouse reflection was the primary interest and it was very tightly framed between the surrounding rocks, further limiting the camera position to within that narrow line. With the rocks being indicative of the Maine coastline, having them close and emphasized seemed logical and led to this final camera position.
 
Should circular polarizer filters be used for all landscape photographs? While CPL filters are easily my most-used filters and I very frequently use them for landscape photography, this was a time when using the effect provided by this filter was a detriment to the final look. Cutting the reflections on the rocks and in the tidal pool created a dark, flat, lifeless look to the foreground rocks and water, detracting significantly from the result. It didn't take long to determine which look was preferable.
 
Wet dark-colored rocks absorb a lot of light even without a CPL filter and two exposures were combined to ensure that details were retained in those rocks in the final image.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
Post Date: 12/14/2019 9:38:05 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
This hot deal is still live at Amazon and some deals are now significantly better:
 
Exclusive Prime card offers
 
Sign up for Prime and get extra rewards on select items on top of the everyday 5% back for being a Prime card member. Limited time offers for Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card and Amazon Prime Store Card members with an eligible Prime membership. Try for free!
 
Get the details, sign up for the card and free Prime trial membership, and check out all of the available offers here. Click on the "Camera" category link for the most relevant items.
 
Included are Canon cameras (R, 6D II, 5D IV) and lenses (EF 24-70 L II), Sony cameras (a7 III, a7R III), and much more! With the new Canon promo pricing in effect, the EOS R and 5D IV deals are extremely hot.
 Friday, December 13, 2019
These two brown bears are having a heart to heart in a salmon stream in remote Katmai National Park, Alaska.
 
Notice the high contrast of the splashing water? Camera AF systems also notice splashes and will often jump to focus on any bright water drops in front of a subject. In this case, the splash was well below the focus point and not an AF issue.
 
The Christmas special offer on the Brown Bear Chasing Salmon, Remote Katmai National Park, Alaska instructional photo tour is still in place. Sign up along with a spouse or friend and save $500 on the second admission price for this bucket list-grade trip.
 
Dates: Thu, September 17 to Fri, September 24, 2020
 
If this trip is calling you, I need to hear from you as soon as possible. Contact me to sign up!
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
Post Date: 12/13/2019 2:24:15 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The huge Canon promotion hit this morning and B&H just sweetened those deals by adding a free Canon BG-E20, a $199.00 value after the $100.00 holiday savings promotion!
 
Check out these deals:
 
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, BG-E20, SanDisk 64GB SDXC – $1,999.00
 
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF 24-105mm f/4L II Lens, BG-E20, SanDisk 64GB SDXC – $2,899.00
 
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon Log, BG-E20, SanDisk 64GB SDXC – $2,099.00
 
Again, also check the alternative bundles being offered at Adorama.
Another very useful deal in today's B&H DealZone: Agloves Polar Sport Touchscreen Gloves for only $12.99 (regularly $19.99) with free shipping.
 
Some of today's camera technology is becoming harder to navigate with non-touch gloves. This is a good opportunity to snag a pair.
Post Date: 12/13/2019 8:18:29 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Currently in the B&H DealZone is the Delkin Devices 512GB Cinema CFast 2.0 Memory Card for only $349.99 with free shipping. The regular price is $599.99 for a huge $250.00 savings.
Post Date: 12/13/2019 8:08:20 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Currently in the B&H DealZone is the Lowepro Format BP 150 II Backpack (Black) for only $26.95 (regularly $59.95).
 
Camera backpacks make a nice for photographers.
Post Date: 12/13/2019 8:00:19 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Adobe:
 
Record Fourth Quarter Contributes to 24 Percent Year-Over-Year Annual Growth
 
SAN JOSE, Calif.--Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2019 ended Nov. 29, 2019.
 
In its fourth quarter of fiscal year 2019, Adobe achieved record quarterly revenue of $2.99 billion, which represents 21 percent year-over-year growth. In fiscal year 2019, Adobe achieved record annual revenue of $11.17 billion, which represents 24 percent year-over-year growth.
 
"Adobe's phenomenal performance in Q4 capped a record fiscal 2019 with revenue exceeding $11 billion,” said Shantanu Narayen, president and CEO, Adobe. "Adobe’s vision, category leadership, continuous product innovation and large and loyal customer base position us well for 2020 and beyond."
 
“Adobe delivered another year of strong revenue growth and expanding profitability resulting in record earnings," said John Murphy, executive vice president and CFO, Adobe. “We are bullish about our opportunities and our ability to continue to deliver strong top- and bottom-line growth."
 
Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Highlights
 
  • Adobe achieved record quarterly revenue of $2.99 billion in its fourth quarter of fiscal year 2019, which represents 21 percent year-over-year growth. Diluted earnings per share was $1.74 on a GAAP-basis, and $2.29 on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Digital Media segment revenue was $2.08 billion, which represents 22 percent year-over-year growth. Creative revenue grew to $1.74 billion and Document Cloud revenue was $339 million. Digital Media Annualized Recurring Revenue (“ARR”) grew to $8.40 billion exiting the quarter, a quarter-over-quarter increase of $539 million. Creative ARR grew to $7.31 billion, and Document Cloud ARR grew to $1.09 billion.
  • Digital Experience segment revenue was $859 million, representing 24 percent year-over-year growth.
  • GAAP operating income in the fourth quarter was $970 million, and non-GAAP operating income was $1.27 billion. GAAP net income was $852 million, and non-GAAP net income was $1.12 billion.
  • Cash flow from operations was a record $1.38 billion.
  • Remaining Performance Obligation was $9.82 billion, a quarter-over-quarter increase of $1.05 billion.
  • Adobe repurchased approximately 2.8 million shares during the quarter.
Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Highlights
 
  • Adobe achieved record annual revenue of $11.17 billion in fiscal year 2019, representing 24 percent year-over-year growth.
  • The company reported annual GAAP diluted earnings per share of $6.00 and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $7.87.
  • Digital Media segment revenue was $7.71 billion, with Creative and Document Cloud achieving record annual revenue of
  • $6.48 billion and $1.22 billion, respectively. Digital Media ARR grew by $1.69 billion during the year.
  • Digital Experience segment revenue was $3.21 billion, representing 31 percent year-over-year growth, and subscription bookings grew by more than 20 percent during the year.
  • Operating income grew 15 percent and net income grew 14 percent year-over-year on a GAAP-basis; operating income grew
  • 23 percent and net income grew 15 percent year-over-year on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Adobe generated a record $4.42 billion in operating cash flow during the year.
  • The company repurchased 9.9 million shares during the year, returning $2.7 billion of cash to stockholders.
A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided at the end of this press release and on Adobe’s website.
 
Adobe Provides Fiscal Year and First Quarter 2020 Financial Targets
 
The following table summarizes Adobe’s fiscal year 2020 targets.
 
Adobe fiscal year 2020 revenue~$13.15 billion
Digital Media segment revenue~19 percent year-over-year growth
Digital Media annualized recurring revenue (ARR)~$1.55 billion of net new ARR
Digital Experience segment revenue~16 percent year-over-year growth
Digital Experience subscription revenue*~18 percent year-over-year growth
Digital Experience subscription bookings**>20 percent year-over-year growth
Tax rateGAAP: ~11% | Non-GAAP: ~11%
Share count~486 million shares
Earnings per shareGAAP: ~$7.40 | Non-GAAP: ~$9.75

* Includes revenue from SaaS, managed service, ratable term, usage based, and subscription service offerings for Digital Experience
** Includes annualized subscription value of SaaS, managed service, term and subscription service offerings under contract for Data & Insights, Content & Commerce and Customer Journey Management solutions

 
The following table summarizes Adobe’s first quarter fiscal year 2020 targets.
 
Adobe Q1 fiscal year 2020 revenue~$3.04 billion
Digital Media segment revenue~19 percent year-over-year growth
Digital Media annualized recurring revenue (ARR)~$360 million of net new ARR
Digital Experience segment revenue~15 percent year-over-year growth
Tax rateGAAP: ~5% | Non-GAAP: ~11%
Share count~489 million shares
Earnings per shareGAAP: ~$1.76 | Non-GAAP: ~$2.23

B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 12/13/2019 4:59:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Post Date: 12/12/2019 2:40:40 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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Post Date: 12/12/2019 11:24:39 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Just posted: Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens Review.
 
Tamron has released another winner with this lens.
 
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Post Date: 12/12/2019 7:49:28 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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Post Date: 12/12/2019 7:44:11 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Sigma:
 
The SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the launch schedule of “FF Classic Prime Line” , a new series in the SIGMA CINE LENS.
 
FF High Speed Prime Line has been offering the highest resolving power in its class, that is compatible with 8K shooting with large format sensors, while achieving outstanding compact design. Based on this product line, the FF Classic Prime Line incorporates more non-coated optical elements to achieve unrivaled expression. It retains the high resolution capability that SIGMA CINE LENS is well known for, and offers a unique combination of low contrast and artistic flare/ghost in the image. As with all other lenses from the FF High Speed Prime Line, it creates beautiful bokeh effects to improve creativity.
 
FF Classic Prime Line has implemented newly developed coatings on the glass elements and offers consistent T value across the lineup (14mm and 135mm at T3.2 and the rest of the lenses at T2.5). This will greatly contribute to the effective workflow in post production. Furthermore, it is compatible with the communication protocol of Cooke “/i Technology”, thus an ideal tool for shooting and editing with the latest technology, such as VFX. A special coating is implemented on the front and rear elements so that the lens durability is ensured as with all other cine lenses from SIGMA.
 
“Classic Art Prime” is a new solution from SIGMA that is required for the most advanced technology for classical expression. The “look” that FF Classic Prime Line can offer will enable cinematographers to explore new possibilities in movie creation.
 
  • Launch: December, 2019
  • Only sold as a set of 10 primes.
* From conventional cine lenses, it is not possible to apply for the Mount Conversion Service for this “FF Classic Prime Line”.
 
Common specifications
 
  • PL mount (/i Technology compatible)
  • Image circle diameter: FF 43.3mm
  • Illumination circle diameter: over 46.3mm
  • Focus ring: Marked in feet
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
B&H has the SIGMA Cine FF Classic Art Prime 10-Lens Set available for preorder.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 12/12/2019 5:28:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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