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 Friday, April 17, 2015
Glidecam XR-4000 Handheld Camera Stabilizer
For a limited time, B&H has the Glidecam XR-4000 Handheld Camera Stabilizer available for $199.99 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $289.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • For Mid-Sized Camcorders from 4-10 lb
  • Three-Axis Gimbal
  • Camera Balance Platform
  • 16 x Included Counterweight Discs
  • Telescoping Central Post
  • Foam-Padded Handle Grip
Post Date: 4/17/2015 6:12:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, April 16, 2015
Nikon D750 DSLR Camera
B&H is offering a bundle deal where you can get a free 12-month subscription to Adobe's Creative Cloud Photography Plan (Photoshop CC + Lightroom, $119.88 value) with the purchase of a Nikon D750 DSLR body. This is an especially good deal as the camera also qualifies for a $300.00 discount for a limited time.
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Post Date: 4/16/2015 12:35:29 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
WD My Passport Ultra External Hard Drive
eBay (via Adorama) has the WD My Passport Ultra 2TB External Hard Drive available for $79.99 with free shipping. Compare at $99.00 after $30.00 instant savings.
Post Date: 4/16/2015 12:08:09 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Benro S7 Video Head & Tripod Kits
From Benro:
 
Benro adds new flat base video head and tripod kits to their video lineup
 
North White Plains, NY – April 15, 2015 – Benro today announced the expansion of their S-Series with the S7 Video Head and Tripod Kits at NAB. The S7 is designed for filmmakers and videographers demanding compact and versatile solutions with a full set of features.
 
The S7 Video Head follows the same flat base head design that the S-Series is known for. The flat base provides much needed versatility for mounting on sliders, jibs and half ball adapters.
 
“We’re excited to add the S7 to our S-Series lineup and we think this will be the perfect balance of features and size. Having a fully featured compact system is ideal for the filmmaker on the go,” said Brian Hynes, Benro’s brand manager for marketing. “The S7 is perfect for everyone from the student filmmaker to documentary crews.”
 
S7 Video Head features include:
 
  • 15.4 lb (7kg) payload capacity
  • 65mm flat base
  • 4-step counterbalance (0-3)
  • Continuous pan drag
  • Continuous tilt drag
  • Independent pan lock
  • Independent tilt lock
  • Illuminated bubble level
  • Tilt range +90°/-50°
  • Includes 501 compatible QR6 plate
S7 Tripod Kit features include:
 
  • Available in Carbon Fiber or Aluminum
  • 15.4 lb (7kg) payload capacity
  • 65mm Flat base head paired with 75mm half ball adapter
  • Single leg tripod with 75mm bowl
  • 4-step counterbalance (0-3)
  • Continuous pan drag
  • Continuous tilt drag
  • Independent pan lock
  • Independent tilt lock
  • Illuminated bubble level
  • Tilt range +90°/-50°
  • Includes 501 compatible QR6 plate
  • Max height of 63 in / 161 cm
  • Min height of 11 in / 29 cm
  • Flip leg locks
  • Rubber feet with spiked feet
  • Case included
B&H carries Benro products.
Category: Benro News
Post Date: 4/16/2015 10:06:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Nikon:
 
Thank you for choosing Nikon for your photographic needs.
 
Nikon will offer a service for updating AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR firmware. Details of this firmware service are as follows.
 
Firmware update details
We have confirmed that when the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens is used with the D800, D800E, D810 or D810A, images captured at shutter speeds of around 1/125 s with the VR function enabled (NORMAL or SPORT) sometimes exhibit noticeable blur.
 
To address the occurrence of this, we are offering a service for updating your AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR firmware. When cameras other than the D800, D800E, D810, or D810A are used, this firmware update is not needed.
 
Updating lens firmware
Users of the D800, D800E, D810, or D810A who are concerned about this issue may take or send their lens to a Nikon authorized service center, where your lens firmware will be updated free of charge.
 
When sending your AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4 E PF ED VR lens to a Nikon authorized service center, the user must pay the cost of shipping to the service center, and Nikon will pay for return shipping.
 
Identifying lenses with which the firmware has already been updated
Firmware for lenses with a serial number of 205101 or later have already been updated.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/16/2015 9:54:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Jimmy McIntyre YouTube Channel:
 
This very useful technique will give your workflow greater depth. You will be able to make very specific changes based on colour alone, using a Black & White adjustment layer. Sound strange? Watch and find out:
Post Date: 4/16/2015 9:23:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D750 DSLR Camera with 24-120mm Lens
Through 4/25, you can save up to $900.00 on a Nikon D750. See below for details.
 
Nikon D750 Discounts
 
ItemReg PriceDiscountSale Price
Nikon D750 Body$2,296.95$300.00$1,996.95
Nikon D750 + 24-120mm f/4 VR Lens$3,596.95$900.00$2,696.95

Update: B&H just added a great bundle deal – Buy the D750 body, get a 12-month subscription to Adobe's Creative Cloud Photography Plan (Photoshop + Lightroom) absolutely free. Link above udpated to take advantage of the bundle deal.
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Post Date: 4/16/2015 6:51:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Impact READY COOL 2 Lighting Kit
For a limited time, B&H has the Impact READY COOL 2 Lighting Kit available for $249.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $399.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 2x READY COOL Two-Lamp Fixture
  • 2x 55W Daylight-Balanced Lamps
  • 500W Tungsten Equivalent
  • 2x Padded Case
  • 2x Flexible Light Stand Adapter
  • 2x 8' Air-Cushioned Light Stand
Post Date: 4/16/2015 6:36:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera
eBay (via PhotoVideo4Less) has the Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera available for $699.00 with free shipping. Compare at $996.95 after $200.00 instant savings.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore ineligible for Nikon USA warranty or service.
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Post Date: 4/15/2015 1:08:29 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Lens
BuyDig.com has the Refurbished Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Lens available for $629.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,296.95 new.
 
Note: This factoy refurbished item comes with a 90-Day Nikon USA Warranty.
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Post Date: 4/15/2015 12:52:50 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Bescor FP-180 Bi-Color Dimmable On-Camera Light
For a limited time, B&H has the Bescor FP-180 Bi-Color Dimmable On-Camera Light available for $49.99 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $99.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 180 LEDs, 90 Daylight/90 Tungsten
  • Variable Color Temperature
  • Flicker Free & Dimmable from 100 to 10%
  • Powers via 8 x AA Batteries
  • Drop-In Diffusion & Orange Filter
  • Articulating Mounting Arm
Post Date: 4/15/2015 11:42:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Think Tank Photo Shoulder Harness v2.0 Offer
From Think Tank Photo:
 
Between now and May 15, Think Tank Photo is offering a free Shoulder Harness v2.0 ($34.75 value) by mail when you order one of their Urban Disguise bags.
 
Shoulder Harness v2.0 Key Features
 
  • Allows an Urban Disguise shoulder bag to be carried as a backpack
  • Adjustable sternum strap for stability
  • Hook-and-loop flap conceals and reinforces rear buckle
  • Compatible with Think Tank Photo Camera Support Straps
Plus, as a reader of our site, receive a free gift with your purchase of $50.00 or more!
Post Date: 4/15/2015 9:35:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon 16-35mm L IS Lens Captures Adams Falls, Ricketts Glen State Park
Being only a short walk from a small parking lot makes Adams Falls the easiest of the named Ricketts Glen State Park falls to access. Because this falls is not close to the other falls, special effort must be made to capture it on a day with multiple falls on the to-do list. On this rainy day, I spent some time at this falls before heading deep into the park on the falls trails.
 
The beauty of Adams Falls is very apparent on first arrival, but some composition challenge needs to be addressed before capturing your trophy shot here. A composition that works for me is to use an ultra-wide focal length positioned close to the foreground rocks. I oriented the camera so that the upper flow of water was contained within the frame and horizontally positioned approximately 1/3 of the way into the frame. At about 1/3 of the way from the bottom of the frame, the vertical water flow widens and transitions to a horizontal flow that leaves the right side of the frame narrowly visible. This composition leaves the water nearly completely framed within rock, though still consuming a large percentage of the frame.
 
A cloudy day combined with a circular polarizer filter (consider it a requirement for waterfall photography) meant that a long, water-motion-blurring 1.3 second shutter speed could be used at an ideal-for-depth-of-field (and sharpness) f/11 aperture.
 
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Post Date: 4/15/2015 8:38:40 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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From DxO:
 
April 15, 2015 – DxO announces the immediate availability of DxO OpticsPro v10.4, DxO FilmPack v5.1.2, and DxO ViewPoint v2.5.4 for Mac and Windows. These upgrades allow the three DxO solutions to process images taken with the new Nikon D7200 and the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II. Among other new features, DxO OpticsPro v10.4 now offers a one-click reset function, and includes support for several DxO Optics Modules.
 
Improved workflow and new DxO Optics Modules
 
DxO OpticsPro 10 offers many automatic tools for processing RAW and JPEG images. Its library of presets allows photographers to automatically bring out the best in their photos as soon as they open them in the application, or to adapt the processing to their tastes by applying one of many available styles or by making manual adjustments to correction settings. To further improve workflow, the DxO OpticsPro v10.4 interface now offers a new “Reset” button that lets users cancel in just one click all of the manual corrections made to an image and to return to the default preset corrections.
 
DxO OpticsPro v10.4 also offers support for new camera/lens combinations: XXX additional Optics Modules are available, offering support for Konica Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Sigma, Sony, Tamron, Tokina, and Zeiss lenses for many Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, and Sony cameras. Among these are the new Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM A Canon-mount lens, the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM wide-angle zoom, and the much-anticipated AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR.
 
Availability
 
DxO OpticsPro v10.4, DxO FilmPack v5.1.2, and DxO ViewPoint v2.5.4 are immediately available at photo resellers.
 
Photographers who acquired a DxO OpticsPro 9 license on or after September 1, 2014, are entitled to a free upgrade to version 10. Photographers who bought a DxO FilmPack 4 license on or after September 1, 2014, are entitled to a free upgrade to version 5. Upgrades are free for all photographers who acquired a DxO ViewPoint license on or after August 1, 2013.
 
B&H carries DxO OpticsPro 10.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 4/15/2015 8:57:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Think Tank Photo 10th Anniversary Airport International LE Rolling Bag
From Think Tank Photo:
 
4/14/2015 – The Technical Image Press Association recently named our 10th anniversary edition Airport International LE Classic rolling camera case 2015’s best photo bag. The TIPA awards are given to the best products in their category that have come on the market in the year preceding the election.
 
In naming the Airport International LE Classic “Best Photo Bag” TIPA wrote: “The roller photo case is specially designed for photographers who need to bring a lot of equipment in the aircraft. The bag has been approved as a carryon and offers space for several cameras, lenses and a 15 or 17 "laptop. The outside of the bag is equipped with water-repellent fabric and protected strips.”
 
TIPA Awards are independently voted on by TIPA’s General Assembly every year. TIPA membership comprises 28 leading photo and imaging magazines from 15 countries on five continents, and also has a cooperative partnership with the CJPC (Camera Journal Press Club), representing 11 top photography magazines in Japan.
 
Think Tank Photo developed the Airport International LE Classic in celebration of the 10th anniversary of its founding.
 
The Airport International LE Classic carry-on roller lets photographers legally store their bodies, lenses, and accessories in overhead bins or under the seats of international carriers. For added security, it features front-pocket and main compartment combination locks and a cable from a secret rear hatch that allow it to be secured to posts, trees, and other immovable objects.
 
It accommodates up to a 500mm f/4 lens unattached, additional smaller lenses, two gripped DSLR camera bodies, and other photography accessories. TSA approved combination locks secure the main compartment zipper sliders.
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