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 Tuesday, December 09, 2014
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Use coupon code PXHDEAL5 at AdoramaPix to get a 16x24 Metal Print for $59.95 with free shipping. Regularly $79.95.
Post Date: 12/9/2014 6:22:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, December 08, 2014
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Through Wednesday, use coupon code SUGARPLUM50 at CanvasOnDemand.com to get 50% Off your entire order.
 
Note from Bryan: I have numerous Canvas On Demand prints as large as 40x60" hanging throughout the studio and house. All are very nicely done. I have received Canvas On Demand prints as recently as last week. This is a great deal. And, if you order multiples of the same canvas, the price becomes really amazing. Select your favorite pic and give them a try!
Post Date: 12/8/2014 12:19:28 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Kindle Fire HDX 7in Tablet
Today Only: Amazon is featuring the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" Tablet (3rd Generation) as a Gold Box Deal of the Day and is available for 50% off.
Post Date: 12/8/2014 9:20:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Through 12/11, use coupon code PXHDEAL4 at AdoramaPix to receive 20% off your order of any Hudson Album with free shipping on orders over $39.00.
 
About the Hudson Album
"Our premium flush mount albums set the standard for beauty, durability and style. Hand crafted from the highest quality materials, our albums will vibrantly display your most treasured memories for generations to come."
Post Date: 12/8/2014 9:14:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D810 DSLR Camera
eBay (via deals-all-year) has the Nikon D810 DSLR Camera available for $2,639.99 with free shipping. Compare at $3,296.95.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore would not qualify for Nikon USA service or warranty.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/8/2014 7:16:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Vello FreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger & Remote Control
B&H has the Vello FreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger & Remote Control available for $64.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $89.95.
Post Date: 12/8/2014 6:54:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 50 Optic
B&H has several great deals on select Lensbaby items:
 
Lensbaby Deals
 
ItemsReg. PricePromo CodeSale Price
Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic$299.95-$199.95
Lensbaby Composer Pro Macro Pack$399.95-$299.95
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80 Optic$499.95-$349.95
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 50 Optic$299.95SHOPEB410$199.95
Post Date: 12/8/2014 6:46:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, December 07, 2014
 Friday, December 05, 2014
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Through Sunday, use coupon code PXHDEAL2 at AdoramaPix to receive 50% off an order of custom greeting cards.
Post Date: 12/5/2014 11:51:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Crumpler 6 Million Dollar Home Bag (Black)
B&H has the Crumpler 6 Million Dollar Home Bag (Black) available for $49.95 with free shipping. Regularly $114.95.
Post Date: 12/5/2014 10:42:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera available for $799.99 with free shipping. Compare at $896.95.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and would not be eligible for a Nikon USA warranty or service. However, the item is advertised as having a 3-year warranty. Check out the auction page for details.
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Post Date: 12/5/2014 10:36:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Refurb. Nikon D5200 DSLR with AF-S 18-55mm VR DX Lens
eBay (via BeachCamera) has the Refurb. Nikon D5200 DSLR with AF-S 18-55mm VR DX Lens + Lightroom 5 Bundle available for $429.99 with free shipping. Compare at $596.95 new without software.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Lens available for $1,089.00. Compare at $1,256.95.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/5/2014 6:45:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, December 04, 2014
Nikon D4s DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Nikon D4s DSLR Camera available for $4,869.99 with free shipping. Compare at $6,496.95.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and would not be eligible for Nikon USA service or warranty. However, the item is advertised as having a 3-year warranty. Check out the auction page for details.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/4/2014 1:09:02 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
PNY 128GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card
B&H has the PNY 128GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card available for $63.37 with free shipping.
 
Note: Even though this item isn't on sale, it represents an excellent value for its speed and capacity. Need even more storage? The 256GB version is only $109.99 with free shipping.
 
Product Highlights

  • 128GB Storage Capacity
  • UHS-1, Class 10, SD 3.0 Rated
  • Read Speed up to 90 MB/s
  • Write Speed up to 60 MB/s
  • Magnet, Temperature, Shock, Water Proof

Post Date: 12/4/2014 12:54:45 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tascam DR-07 Mark II Digital Audio Recorder
B&H has the Tascam DR-07 Mark II Digital Audio Recorder available for $84.99 with free shipping. Regularly $119.99.
 
This is the same portable audio recorder that Bryan used to capture the Canon EOS 7D Mark II's Burst Mode. I'm thinking of setting my phone's ringtone to that hypnotizing sound... [Sean]
Post Date: 12/4/2014 12:08:56 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 7D Mark II and EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens for Bird Photography
While the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is without a doubt an awesome bird photography camera, the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens is near the bottom of my bird photography lens list. Don't take me wrong – the 24 STM is a great little lens (a great bargain), but making a bird large enough in the 24mm frame to be relevant requires a very short subject distance or a short subject distance and a very large bird.
 
But, as this image proves (to me at least), the 24mm focal length can capture birds under ideal conditions. These ideal conditions with a wild bird in them come very infrequently, but ... one came to me this week. Here is the story:
 
I was outside giving the 24 STM lens a workout prior to wrapping up its review. We had a light snow followed by freezing rain overnight and warming air temps created a dense fog. Dense fog means low contrast which means evaluating lens image quality performance is compromised. But, these conditions can make for moody images and I was searching for something interesting.
 
After exploring the yard and surroundings, I came to like this lightly snow-and-ice-covered spruce tree best. I honed in on the set of branches shown in this image, working on placing the lines of branches and needles into an interesting composition. Still, I was looking at an only average image. It needed something.
 
Then my daughter walked out of the house announcing "I have a cardinal!" The unfortunate bird had made a navigational error and impacted a window of the house. Brittany had rescued the bird from the shrubbery.
 
In this part of the world, at this time of the year, no other bird is as beautifully colored as the cardinal and perhaps no other subject can make a snowy image pop more perfectly than a cardinal. As the bird gathered its wits, I placed it on the ideal branch in my composition and captured some images of it – from any distance I desired.
 
I knew that I wanted the cardinal large in the frame. Large in the 24mm frame meant moving in close, which also helped reduce the amount of background showing in the modestly-wide 24mm angle of view (on an APS-C/1.6x DSLR). Being close enough to the bird for the ideal large-in-the-frame composition meant that I had to be very careful to not make one part of the bird (such as the wing) look unusually large in relation to the rest of the bird (perspective distortion). A slightly forward-of-the-bird position seemed to work the best and the spruce branches provide leading lines to draw a viewer's eye to the bird (in case the color contrast was not enough). The bird was not completely still and capturing the right head position (looking slightly toward the camera) required good timing.
 
To have this ideal subject show up and cooperate for a few minutes at this exact time was divine. The cardinal flew away, apparently unharmed, not long after this picture was captured.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Google+, Flickr and Facebook.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
24mm  f/8.0  1/30s  ISO 200  5472 x 3648px
Post Date: 12/4/2014 11:46:15 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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From DxO:
 
December 4, 2014 – DxO announces the immediate availability of DxO OpticsPro v10.1, the latest update to its imageprocessing software of reference for all demanding photographers. DxO OpticsPro v10.1 is now compatible with Lightroom and other third-party software’s star ranking systems, has improved the speed at which it displays its visual presets in Windows, and has enriched its DxO FilmPack and DxO ViewPoint plugins.
 
This update also allows DxO OpticsPro 10 to support the Canon EOS 7D Mark II and PowerShot G7 X, the GoPro HERO4 Black Edition, the Panasonic Lumix DMC- ZS40, and the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Also available, DxO FilmPack v5.0.1 and DxO ViewPoint 2.5.1 support these same cameras as well (except for the GoPro HERO4 Black Edition, the iPhone 6, and the iPhone 6 Plus for DxO FilmPack v5.0.1).
 
Based on a rigorous scientific calibration of photographic equipment in DxO’s laboratories, DxO OpticsPro 10 offers the most powerful tools for automatically processing RAW and JPEG images: revolutionary PRIME denoising technology, DxO Smart Lighting intelligent exposure optimization, and DxO ClearView elimination of haze. Its many controls allow photographers to adapt the processing to their own tastes so as to bring out the best in their photos in just a few clicks.
 
DxO OpticsPro v10.1 is available in two editions, ESSENTIAL and ELITE, for Mac and PC.
 
B&H carrries DxO Optics Pro 10.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 12/4/2014 9:05:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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