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 Thursday, February 7, 2019
Nikon has released its 3Q financial results for the fiscal year ending March 2019.
 
Nikon 3Q of the Year Ending March 2019 Financial Results
 
Notes from the Presentation Material:
 
  • Imaging Products Business decreased its revenue (down 3% from the previous quarter) due to declined sales volume of digital cameras.
  • Year-over-year revenue in the imaging business was down 22%.
  • High-end camera sales was brisk thanks to the new [mirrorless] launch, but fierce competitions in the shrinking entry/mid-range DSLR markets suppressed the volume largely in addition with the initial cost, resulting in revenue/profit reductions.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/7/2019 6:45:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Use coupon code BHDOF19 at B&H to get the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens for $939.00 with free expedited shipping after $100.00 instant savings and a $50.00 promo code discount. Regularly $1,089.00.
 
Included Free
 
  • Sigma USB Dock
Product Highlights
 
  • Full Frame
  • Aperture Range: f/5-6.3 to 22
  • One FLD and Three SLD Elements
  • Hyper Sonic Motor AF System
  • Optical Stabilizer with Accelerometer
  • Zoom Lock & Manual Override Switches
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 110.2"
  • Splash and Dust Proof Mount
  • Lens Hood & Tripod Collar
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock
Post Date: 2/7/2019 6:30:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Phlearn YouTube Channel:
 
Today Aaron shows you how Curves Adjustment Layers can be used to fix exposure, brighten up a subject, and add creative coloring to any photo. Learn how to use Curves in combination with Layer Masks and the Brush Tool to make precision adjustments and solve a wide variety of problems in Photoshop.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 2/7/2019 5:50:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the SmallHD FOCUS Sony Bundle available for $429.00 with free shipping. Regularly $599.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 5" FOCUS Monitor
  • L-Series Battery and Charger
  • Sony NP-FW50 Dummy Battery
  • Includes HDMI and USB Cables
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/7/2019 5:37:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, February 6, 2019
From TimeLapseCameras:
 
Rochester, Minnesota, February 1, 2019TimeLapseCameras.com, the exclusive North American retailer of the Afidus ATL-200 long term time lapse camera, introduces an exciting tool for video creation. Go beyond hours of capture and think days, weeks, even months of unattended shooting without battery life concerns. Dedicated time lapse cameras are typically used for construction documentation. The Afidus ATL-200 is positioned for mainstream use from construction to crafts, to research and education, the applications are endless. Kitchen remodels, restorations, 3D printing, crop growth, traffic studies, weather patterns the sky is literally the limit when it comes to long term time lapse.
 

Feature Highlights
 
  • Full 1080 Sony sensor with high dynamic range
  • Optical zoom lens (16-35mm DSLR equivalent)
  • Wi-Fi app control with full screen preview
  • Wi-Fi download to phone
  • Weather resistant without a housing
  • Timer with day of the week scheduling
  • Motion detection
  • Pinch zoom app Screen to confirm precise focus
  • MP4 file format in-camera generated video
  • Macro Focus inches from the lens
  • One tap auto focus with manual precision
  • Days, weeks or months of battery life
  • Customizable time stamp and video orientation
  • 1:1 square format preview
  • And more!
The highlights just scratch the surface of what the camera is capable of. Digging deeper there are some very unique features. Video Lapse mode allows you to capture 3-5 seconds of 15 FPS video at any capture interval. Rather than a time lapse of individual frames, it is gaps of real time video which is a hassle free way to create a compelling and interesting video.
 
“We have been in the long term time lapse business for years, the Afidus is an unbelievable camera update from a well established surveillance camera company in Taiwan. The optical zoom with macro capabilities gives you a range of creative flexibility comparable to a DSLR. Not having to worry about shutter actuations or tying up expensive gear is a production relief. Josh Banks, Founder of TimeLapseCameras.com.
 
Josh sums it up well, “Go beyond before and after photos with before, during and after time lapse.”
 
This camera makes long term capture easy with stunning results.
 
An initial round of cameras are in the hands of users. The $389 Afidus ATL-200 is on preorder for late February delivery, visit TimeLapseCameras.com for details.
Post Date: 2/6/2019 1:33:35 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Hot Deal: Use promo code BHDOF19 at B&H to get the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Wireless Professional Inkjet Photo Printer for $59.00 with free shipping after $70.99 promo code savings and $250.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $379.99.
 
I took advantage of a similar PIXMA PRO-100 deal and my wife and I are loving the prints we're getting from from the printer. Studio portrait clients have been equally impressed, especially when I hand them a high quality signed print before they leave the studio. The printer is an absolute steal at the after rebate price shown above. [Sean]
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 4800 x 2400 dpi
  • Print 8 x 10" in 51 Seconds
  • Wi-Fi, Ethernet, AirPrint, PictBridge
  • Print Sizes up to 13 x 19"
  • 8 Ink Cartridges Including 3 Monochrome
  • CD, DVD, Blu-ray Printing
  • Print Studio Pro for Photoshop, DPP
For a limited time, use coupon code BHDOF19 at B&H to get the Robus RC-5570 Vantage Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod for $420.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $549.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 55 lb
  • Maximum Height: 70.1"
  • Minimum Height: 4"
  • Folded Length: 25.4"
  • Leg Sections: 4
  • Weight: 5.6 lb
  • 10x Carbon Fiber Construction
  • Lock & Safety Pull Latch in Spider
  • Interchangeable Top Plate & Video Bowl
  • Modular Rubber, Wide & Spiked Feet
Post Date: 2/6/2019 11:30:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For a limited time, use coupon code BHDOF19 at B&H to get the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for $849.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $899.00 without a Sigma USB Dock.
 
Included Free ($55.00-$59.00 value) Sigma USB Dock
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One FLD Element, Four SLD Elements
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Floating Elements System
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock
Post Date: 2/6/2019 11:25:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Think Tank Photo Retrospective 10 Shoulder Bag available for $69.75 with free shipping. Regularly $165.75.
 
Two bags in this style have been discounted – Sandstone (seen above) and Black. Also included with this purchase is a Think Tank Photo Modular Pixel Pocket Rocket ($22.75 value).
 
Product Highlights
 
  • For 1 Pro DSLR/Standard,Zoom,1-3 Lenses
  • For 1 Pro DSLR Body, 2-4 Lenses
  • Sound Silencers Eliminate Opening Noises
  • Main Flap Covers Bag / Hides Gear
  • Inside Organizer Pocket for Accessories
  • Customizable Interior Dividers
  • Expandable Exterior Pocket for DSLR Body
  • Rear Storage Paper Pocket/Side Pockets
  • Rain Cover
  • Web Loops Accept Optional Pouches
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 2/6/2019 5:30:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X PRO DX-II Lens available for $329.00 with free shipping. Regularly $499.00.
 
Discounted mounts included Canon EF & Nikon F.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Designed for Cameras with APS-C Sensors
  • Internal Focusing AF Motor
  • One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism
  • Two Aspheric Lens Elements
  • Two Super-Low Dispersion Lens Elements
  • Multi-Layer Coating
  • 77mm Filter Thread
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 2/6/2019 5:23:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, February 5, 2019

 
FAA-certified pilot Griffin Hammond explains why flying your drone legally in New York City is almost impossible.
Post Date: 2/5/2019 3:35:34 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Of course, B&H will publish the photographers' presentations as individual videos later, but right now you can catch the Depth of Field: Day 1 presentations live. I've been watching for a few minutes and it's been very interesting, educational and entertaining. [Sean]
Post Date: 2/5/2019 1:00:57 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
 
MELVILLE, NY, February 5, 2019 – On February 3rd, Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging, was proud to see an estimated 70 percent1 of professional photographers in the Atlanta stadium captured the Big Game between Los Angeles and New England with Canon cameras and lenses. The sidelines were filled with Canon’s iconic white barrels from the opening kickoff to the final whistle. In addition to the sports photographers using Canon camera systems throughout the stadium, an extensive array of Canon HD and 4K UHD broadcast lenses were used to help deliver the live telecast to over 100 million viewers.
 
“As one of the premier sporting events in the world, the Big Game has become an iconic piece of American culture,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The opportunity that these photographers have on such a large stage is one that can launch a career with the push of the shutter. Canon is proud to help support these photographers on this important assignment, while also helping to broadcast every inch and angle of the game for viewers to enjoy at home.”
 
A fixture at major sporting events throughout the year, the knowledgeable staff from the Canon Professional Services (CPS) team was on site at the stadium in the week leading up to game day to assist photographers in a multitude of ways. The CPS team kicked off preparations by bringing in loaner gear to supplement the arsenal of cameras and lenses owned by Canon professionals. On site, credentialed photographers were able to bring their gear to CPS for a thorough clean and check to help ensure their equipment was in peak condition and ready to go. Right before game day, the CPS team hosted a Canon-sponsored luncheon dedicated to photographers capturing the Big Game. A Canon broadcast lens technician was also on site at the stadium in the days leading up to the Big Game, providing cleaning and maintenance services to help ensure optimal image quality could be achieved for the vast television viewing audience.
 
For veteran sports photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Damian Strohmeyer, Canon and CPS have always been a great resource throughout his career. Strohmeyer has shot the Big Game for 33 years, with 2019 marking his 31st consecutive year.
 
“Each year, CPS pulls out all of the stops for the Big Game,” said Strohmeyer. “But quite honestly, CPS service and support is phenomenal all year round. My Canon gear is incredibly important to help me get the job done. I always know what is going on with my gear, and I’m always supported if I need a replacement or want to try something new. Knowing that I have CPS behind me gives me great peace of mind – especially at an assignment as important as the Big Game.”
 
In 2019, Canon Professional Services will be on site to assist professional photographers at over 25 engagements, including major sporting, auto racing, Hollywood and political events.
 
For more information about Canon’s extensive lineup of professional imaging products, please visit pro.usa.canon.com.
 
For more information about CPS, please visit usa.canon.com/aboutcps
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 2/5/2019 12:11:55 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Post Date: 2/5/2019 7:30:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
by Sean Setters
 
A friend of mine, Maria, who has recently become interested in photography asked if I would accompany her on a sunrise shoot. As it had been much too long since I had photographed a sunrise, I eagerly agreed. Of course, when when I awoke to my alarm clock well before sunrise on an otherwise lazy Saturday, I was considerably less eager to set off for the sunrise shoot. But, I was ready when Maria picked me up about 45 minutes before sunrise.
 
I had advised Maria to use The Photographer's Ephemeris to scout out possible locations she'd like to use for the sunrise shoot. We are fortunate to live in an area of the country that provides vast views of the sky with interesting, varied landscape options (the Atlantic Ocean, marshes, rivers, fields with oak trees, etc.) with only a short drive required to arrive at any of them. Unfortunately, time had gotten away from Maria; she had not researched any options before arriving at my door.
 
So, we drive a short while before coming to a small town, Thunderbolt, about 5 miles southeast from downtown Savannah along the Wilmington River. After seeing a nice looking dock on the right side of the road (before the upcoming overpass), I suggested we stop to photograph it before the sunrise. As we were walking the short distance to a clearing with a good vantage point, I noticed how striking the glow of the covered dock looked against the rich blue of the sky. "Blue hour," as it's commonly referred to, is the time just before sunrise and just after sunset. This time presents especially good opportunities to photograph landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes (as well as many other subjects) set against the deep blue color and hint of warm sunlight that often graces the sky just before sunrise.
 
Sunrise came not long after this shot was taken, but clouds obstructed its view making us very glad to already have our blue hour photos in the bag.
 
My advice? Take some time this week to shoot a sunrise. Even if the circumstances prove to be less than ideal from a photography perspective, the experience may prove fulfilling from a personal one. There's just something refreshing about a sunrise.
 
The shot above was created using a 7-shot exposure bracket, edited in Aurora HDR 2019 and Photoshop CC.
 
Gear Used
 
Post Date: 2/5/2019 7:47:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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