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 Monday, October 20, 2014
Canon Digital Learning Center
From the Canon Canon Digital Learning Center:
"You just took your Canon Image Stabilized lens off the camera and quickly replaced it with another. But as you put it into your camera bag, or later when you take it out, it seems like there’s a soft rattling sound coming from inside the lens. You give it a gentle shake and sure enough, something’s loose in there. Is your next move a call to Canon’s service department? Not necessarily! We’ll describe why in this article."
See the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/20/2014 9:45:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Profoto YouTube Channel:
 
Andrea Belluso is an experienced photographer with more than three decades in the business. Once a month, Andrea takes us behind the scenes of a recent shoot to share some of the knowledge he has gained over the years. This time he brings strip softboxes to a murky hangar to shoot an elegant yet dramatic portrait of an old friend of his.
 
Gear Used
 
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/20/2014 8:57:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Adobe Photoshop YouTube Channel:
 
In the final episode of the Photoshop Playbook, Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O'Neil Hughes takes a closer look at the greatest hits from the JDI (Just Do it) Project.
 
The Adobe Photoshop Photography Suite is only $9.99 per month.
Post Date: 10/20/2014 8:05:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II
The Canon Store has two refurbished lenses on sale for 50% off. See below for details.
 
Lenses on Sale
 
ItemReg. PriceDiscountSale Price
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II$199.99$100.00$99.99
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III$159.99$80.00$79.99
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/20/2014 7:33:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Delkin BLACK SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards
From Delkin:
 
Toughest, Most Reliable Memory Card on the Market.
 
Delkin BLACK SD Cards combine industrial strength & reliability with unparalleled speed, plus a quality guarantee like no other card. This exclusive media is sold only through authorized camera stores that are chosen for their commitment to customer service & knowledgeable staff. BLACK is the toughest, most reliable & trustworthy memory card on the market.
 
Unbreakable
Utilizing a new, more durable casing, Delkin BLACK cards can withstand up to 45 lbs. of force and is more durable than any other card on the market. Whether you accidentally drop something on top of it or step on it, you can rest assured that your images and videos are safe and will remain undamaged.
 
Waterproof & Dustproof
A sealed & molded design provides protection against water damage and foreign debris, even when fully submerged for up to 72 hours.
 
Extended Temperature
Each card is tested to an extended temperature range and is able to withstand temperatures ranging from -40°C to 85°C. Confidently use it in your camera wherever you go, whether you’re in freezing, snowy climates or in hot, humid desert areas.
 
Built for Exceptional HD Video & RAW Performance
Capable of writing data at speeds over 80MB/s, BLACK cards are designed to excel in DSLR cameras and advanced camcorders that require faster speeds and performance. The cards support slow motion recording for professional film-making and promise not to drop frames or slow down your camera’s buffer, even in the most most demanding shooting or recording scenarios. They are also rated UHS-I (Speed Class 3), guaranteeing a minimum constant write speed of 30 MB/s.
 
48 Hour Replacement
In addition to our Lifetime Warranty, BLACK cards come with a premium 48 hour replacement guarantee. Simply register your card online, and call our friendly customer service team if you ever experience any issues. We will happily replace any non-working card within 48 hours or less (not including weekends), prior to receiving your non-working card. You can also replace your card over the counter at any Delkin BLACK Authorized Reseller. To activate your free replacement program & lifetime warranty, please register your Delkin BLACK card online, at delkin.com/Black.
Category: Delkin News
Post Date: 10/20/2014 7:19:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Tiffen:
 
For imagemakers, by imagemakers, Tiffen ImageMaker promotes a new global community of photographers and videographers where creating great images is everything
 
Hauppauge, NY – October 17, 2014 – The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, recently launched Tiffen ImageMaker, a community-oriented social media hub site. The site aims to build a global community where information is shared on techniques and technologies for creation of great images.
 
ImageMaker’s Special Features Include:
 
Explore
Explore some of the world’s most beautiful locations as imagemakers chronicle their shooting adventures.
 
Behind the Scenes
Get an exclusive look at how Tiffen products are created and produced in its U.S. manufacturing facilities, and see the latest and greatest Tiffen products launched at tradeshows.
 
Tiffen Selects
Check back each week for Tiffen’s featured picks from images shared on Instagram. Users are invited to submit their own photography by using hashtags such as #tiffen, #steadicam, #lowel, #tiffendfx and #domke.
 
ImageMakers
Want to see how today’s industry professionals are using Tiffen products in their workflow? ImageMakers highlight the work of these photographers and cinematographers.
 
Media Room
Keep updated on the latest Tiffen news and events, and pick up some tips and tricks along the way.
 
Photo
Need some inspiration? View Tiffen’s gallery of images to learn some great techniques for getting beautiful still image results.
 
Tiffen TV
Sometimes, being a part of the action is the best way to gain practical education. Tiffen TV showcases video tutorials, user submissions and more.
 
Users are encouraged to share their own imagemaking stories by submitting content to media@tiffen.com. To learn more about ImageMaker’s exciting features, please visit http://www.tiffen.com/imagemaker/.
Category: Tiffen News
Post Date: 10/20/2014 7:03:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, October 17, 2014
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Expected Availability
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II announcement stated that "November 2014" was the expected availability date for the camera. If memory serves me right, B&H had originally listed a date in mid-November on their preorder page (though it now shows a less-specific "November 2014").
 
But now Amazon is listing the expected availability of Canon's new flagship APS-C sensor camera as October 30.
 
Granted, that's only two days before November. However, it's roughly two weeks earlier than what we were led to believe early on...
 
Amazon has the Canon EOS 7D Mark II available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/17/2014 3:01:16 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary Lens
From Sigma:
 
The Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary Lenses for Canon, Nikon and Sigma are scheduled to start shipping towards the end of this month.
 
B&H has the Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary available for preorder.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 10/17/2014 6:45:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, October 16, 2014
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From Adobe:
 
As promised in a blog post here, we are proud to introduce the Aperture and iPhoto import plugin for Lightroom 5. The plugin allows Aperture and iPhoto customers to migrate their images and key metadata (such as keywords, events, project structure) into Lightroom catalogs in a seamless way.
 
The plugin is available for download here and please follow these instructions to install the plugin:
 
  1. Ensure that you’re using Lightroom 5.6. You can check your Lightroom version by going to Help->System Info inside Lightroom. If not using Lightroom 5.6, please update to the 5.6.
  2. Download the plugin zip file to a known location (such as your desktop)
  3. Double click on the downloaded zip file to extract it.
  4. Navigate to the Users//Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom folder. Please note that the Library folder is hidden by default and that you will need to hold down the Option/Alt key to make it visible.
  5. Check to see if there is a Modules folder. If not, please create this folder.
  6. Copy the extracted aperture_iphoto_importer.lrplugin file to the Modules folder.
  7. Start Lightroom.
For Aperture Customers: click on File -> Plugin Extras -> Import from Aperture Library and follow the prompts.
 
For iPhoto Customers: Click on File -> Plugin Extras -> Import from iPhoto Library and follow the prompts.
 
Download link -> aperture_iphoto_importer
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 10/16/2014 12:02:07 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Canon USA just released 7 new videos in its "Sometimes it's better to print" ad campaign. They are all very short and a little humorous.
 
Enjoy!
 
Sometimes It's Better to Print Ad Campaign
 
B&H carries Canon PIXMA printers.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/16/2014 10:11:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Nikon:
 
COOLPIX P340 Firmware: 1.2 update
 
Updates enabled with this release:
 
  • An issue that prevented charging of the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 using the camera and charging AC adapter when the EN-EL12 was completely discharged has been resolved.
  • When RAW (NRW) images captured with a burst of continuous shooting at a setting of Continuous H were opened in image-processing software such as ViewNX 2 for development, image colors were abnormal. This issue has been resolved.
Download the COOLPIX P340 Firmware: 1.2.
 

COOLPIX P600 Firmware: 1.2 Update
 
Updates enabled with this release
 
  • An issue that prevented charging of the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL23 using the camera and charging AC adapter when the EN-EL23 was completely discharged has been resolved.
Download the COOLPIX P600 Firmware: 1.2.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/16/2014 9:32:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Through October 31, use coupon code HOLIDAY20 at FractureMe.com to save 20% on your next fracture order.
 
Glass prints look very impressive hanging on the wall. Buy now to ensure it arrives before the holidays if you're planning on giving one as a gift.
Post Date: 10/16/2014 8:43:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Watch as France's Airgonay club sets up a drone race in the middle of a forest. The resulting video looks astonishingly similar to the speeder chase scene in Return of the Jedi.
 
Now I want a drone even more... :-) [Sean]
Post Date: 10/16/2014 7:57:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon CN20x50 Cine Servo Lens
From Canon UK:
 
Canon introduces new 4K cine-servo, ultra-telephoto lens with world’s longest focal length
 
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 16 October 2014 – Canon today bolsters its cine servo lens line-up with the new CN20x50 – a high performance, ultra-telephoto zoom lens for sport and nature TV production. Leveraging Canon’s long-standing and unparalleled expertise in lens design, the CN20x50 delivers superb image quality and exceptional creative control, and is the first lens of its type to combine a built-in 1.5x extender, class-leading 20x magnification and a removable servo drive, with a native 50-1000mm focal range that expands to a huge 75-1500mm.
 
Designed to be a portable solution for broadcast productions using super 35mm cameras – whether HD, UHD or 4K – the CN20x50 is a tool of unprecedented quality, versatility and usability. Featuring a completely removable updated servo drive unit that enables an agile shooting style that’s difficult to achieve with typical cine lenses, the new cine-servo lens helps to meet growing demands for Ultra High Definition (UHD) resolution sport and nature television production.
 
Versatile and reliable
With productions today expected to shoot in demanding and unpredictable environments, a huge level of lens flexibility is required. For wildlife television, operators typically work in hostile and sensitive conditions which often necessitate shooting from extremely long distances, while sports productions typically require extremely high resolution for close-to-the-action stadium work. In both situations, operators require fast, reactive positional changes, shooting flexibility and nimble hardware that allow them to respond to changes in the scene.
 
Weighing just 6.6kg, the CN20x50 is conveniently portable and lightweight and offers an unrivalled focal length and zooming capabilities for its class. It enables sport and documentary crews to capture footage at a distance, while maintaining the highest quality throughout the zoom range. The lens’s huge zoom range also significantly reduces the volume of hardware that crews are required to carry, offering a superb solution for location shoots.
 
The latest in Canon’s cine-servo lens line-up, the CN20x50 is also user-friendly and robust. The design has been developed to ensure high levels of ruggedness and reliability, even in unforgiving broadcast environments – combining the finest quality optics with a weather-and-shock-proof construction that makes it suitable for use in the most hostile conditions when on location, to the same level as conventional Canon broadcast lenses.
 
Flexible operability
Compatible with a wide range of cameras, the CN20x50 also supports communication between lens and camera and will be available in both EF-mount and PL-mount variants. The EF-mount version utilises Canon’s own system, while the PL-mount variant supports Cooke’s /i Technology standard. Both models feature a 12-pin serial connection for integration with typical broadcast equipment.
 
The focus ring rotation is 180 degrees, balancing the accuracy required for 4K imaging with the speed needed for broadcast use. In scenarios where every second counts – and operators only have one opportunity to capture a shot – high speed zoom, iris and simple focusing operation mean that even rapidly changing scenes can be captured with ease and accuracy.
 
The lens’ design supports a range of cinema and broadcast accessories including operational zoom and focus controls, matte boxes and 0.8- and 0.5-type gear module accessories such as follow focus units, to provide a truly versatile solution.
 
CN20x50 key benefits:
 
  • Ultra-telephoto lens with class-leading focal length
  • Capture every detail in sports and nature TV broadcast
  • Achieve stunning shots in outstanding 4K quality
  • Enjoy a wide variety of shooting and expression
  • Portable and durable with intuitive operation
Check out more information about the CN20x50 on the Canon Professional Network's dedicated page.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/16/2014 7:19:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From the Canon Professional Network:
"Adobe now offers a Creative Cloud Photography bundle that includes Lightroom editing software and Photoshop CC for photographers who want to organise, edit, enhance and share their images via desktop or their mobile devices – this package currently comes bundled with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 6D DSLRs, plus the PowerShot G1 X Mark II and G7 X compact cameras. In a four-part CPN series of articles and video tutorials Richard Curtis (a Principal Solutions Consultant in Digital Imaging for Adobe UK) will examine the workflow between Lightroom software and Photoshop CC to help you to understand the benefits of working with both in tandem. In Part 1 of this series Richard Curtis explains how to use Smart Objects within the Lightroom and Photoshop CC workflow and, in a special video, he reveals how Smart Objects ensure your image edits are non-destructive for longer. Please click on the play button in the window above to watch the video..."
Read the entire article and see the video on the Canon Professional Network.
 
Adobe's Photoshop Photography Program is only $9.99 per month (Photoshop CC + Lightroom).
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/16/2014 7:01:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Nikon Europe:
 
In this video pro-photographer, film maker, & director of DEDICATED, Corey Rich highlights why the D4S allows him to focus only on content and not the technology; the three most meaningful improvements made on the D4S; & how its features helped capture scenes that were previously impossible to capture. 'Hollywood crews could do this but not guys like me.' - Corey Rich.
 
Note from Sean: Oh my goodness! Why didn't I ever think to use Auto ISO when shooting video to compensate for transitioning from very dim environments to very bright ones (or vice-versa)? The EOS 5D Mark III works in the same way; it changes ISO on the fly when set to Auto ISO. The Nikon D4s's algorithm may allow for smoother ISO changes, but otherwise, the 5D III does the exact same thing.
 
B&H carries the Nikon D4s and the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.
Post Date: 10/16/2014 7:00:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Canon EOS 70D with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS 70D with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens available for $1,049.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,349.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
 
Relevant Reviews
 
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/15/2014 10:36:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Lens
DigitalRev has the Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Lens for Canon/Nikon (review) available for $309.00 with free shipping. Compare at $499.00.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Post Date: 10/15/2014 10:17:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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