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 Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Sekonic L-758Cine DigitalMaster Light Meter
DigitalRev has the Sekonic L-758Cine DigitalMaster Light Meter available for $519.00. Compare at $822.00 for US version.
 
Features:
 
  • Programming Meter
  • Full information Spot Viewfinder
  • Contrast Function
  • Incident Light Metering
  • Reflected Light Spot Metering
  • Dual ISO Settings
  • All-Weather Design
  • Cine/lighting Displays for L-758CINE
  • Optional Radio Flash Triggering
  • Europe CE Version**
**To comply with local broadcast regulations, Sekonic wireless systems sold in the various markets around the world are designed to operate at different frequencies. When purchasing and/or installing a transmitter module or using the meter with a receiver, be sure that the meter, module and receiver are designed to be used in your location and use the same frequency.
 
When purchasing and/or installing a transmitter module or using the meter with a receiver, be sure that the meter, module and receiver are designed to be used in your location and use the same frequency.
 
The CE designation indicates the meter and module are designed for operation in European countries (Frequencies: CH 1 to 16: 433.62 MHz; CH 17 to 32: 434.22MHz) and should not imported to US/Canada without permission of your local communication authority.
Post Date: 10/15/2014 6:51:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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From Nikon:
 
Updates included with 1.0.3
 
Updates that apply to both the Windows and Macintosh versions
 
  • When images were adjusted in any of the following ways using Edit palette functions, and Capture NX-D was then launched again, the results of adjustments were not reflected. This issue has been resolved.
  • When White Balance was fine-tuned after selecting Use Gray Point or using the Gray Point Sample Tool
  • When the Quick Adjust setting under Picture Control was changed
  • When the luminosity curve was adjusted by moving the black-point input slider to a setting other than "0" with Master Lightness selected for LCH
  • When the chroma curve was adjusted by moving the output slider to a setting other than "0" with Chroma selected for LCH
  • When the tone curve was adjusted by moving the Levels & Curves black-point input slider to a setting other than "0"
  • When a settings file, with which the Quick Adjust setting under Picture Control had been changed, was saved, the value saved for Quick Adjust only was "0". This issue has been resolved.
  • When RAW images captured with cameras that support the Better Quality 2013 option for Noise Reduction in the Edit palette were adjusted, and the Intensity setting under Luminance was once changed to "0", subsequent changes to the Intensity setting were not reflected. This issue has been resolved.
  • When the output slider was moved to a setting other than "0" with Chroma selected for LCH in the Edit palette, anchor points could not be added to the chroma curve at the intended positions. This issue has been resolved.
  • When multiple images were captured with a User Custom Curve modified using a camera that does not support Picture Controls applied, changes made to the User Custom Curve during shooting were not reflected in images captured after the User Custom Curve had been changed. This issue has been resolved.
Additional modifications to the Windows version
 
  • When Capture NX-D was launched with a single-display system after having been used with a multi-display system, an error was displayed and the application could not be launched. This issue has been resolved.
  • An issue that sometimes caused Capture NX-D to freeze when keyboard operations were performed while working with the Edit palette has been resolved.
Additional modifications to the Macintosh version
 
  • When the keyboard shortcut (SHIFT + 0) was used to delete ratings, labels rather than ratings were deleted. This issue has been resolved.
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Capture NX-D 1.0.3 Update
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Post Date: 10/14/2014 10:54:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, October 13, 2014
Refurbished Nikon 1 J3 with 10-30mm VR Lens (Black)
Use coupon code CLMBS ($50.00 off) at BuyDig.com to get the Refurbished Nikon 1 J3 with 10-30mm VR Lens for $179.00 with free shipping. Regularly $229.00.
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Post Date: 10/13/2014 1:07:10 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
MindShift Gear rotation180° Trail and Travel Away Bags
From MindShift Gear:
 
Mindshift Gear rotation180° Trail Bag
 
MindShift Gear’s New rotation180° Trail Backpack Provides Quick Access to Outdoor Exploration Necessities
 
This fall MindShift Gear will be making its award-winning rotation technology available in a smaller, lighter new backpack, the rotation180º Trail. Accessing gear has never been easier for outdoor photographers and action-enthusiasts. With the rotation180º Trail they can hike, mountain bike, ski, and birdwatch without breaking stride. No more removing a cumbersome backpack to access camera gear or trail essentials. In one swift motion, they can rotate the beltpack and grab their gear without taking their eyes off of wildlife or disrupting their creative momentum.
 
The intuitive functionality of the small yet spacious rotation180º Trail keeps the day's necessities organized and ready for quick access. It fits any 1.5 liter or a 2 liter CamelBak water reservoir, a light jacket and an extra layer, binoculars, compass, trail books, maps and more. This 2-in-1 bag's beltpack can be worn on its own for traveling light.
 
“The rotation180º Trail ends the tiresome on-and-off again of other backpacks and lets enthusiasts enjoy the outdoors more,” said MindShift Gear CEO and lead designer Doug Murdoch. “It is another example of our commitment to reinventing backpack access. It employs the same patented technology that recently won two of Europe’s top design awards, the Red Dot Award and the OutDoor Industry Award 2014.”
 
Key Features
 
  • Rotating beltpack for accessing trail essentials: compact DSLR or mirrorless camera system, 8” tablet (iPad mini), binoculars, maps, guide book, energy bars, food, and more.
  • Dedicated zippered hydration compartment fits any 1.5 liter reservoir or a 2 liter CamelBak reservoir
  • 2 bags in 1: Removable beltpack can be worn on its own for traveling light
  • Backpack holds jacket, layers, hat, gloves, lunch and more
  • Front stretch pocket provides flexible carrying options for quick access
  • Small tripod carries easily on the side panel
  • Top pocket for quick access to small items
  • Mesh stretch pocket fits a water bottle
  • Bike-light attachment
  • Beltpack compression straps
  • Lightweight materials
  • Breathable padded airflow harness with adjustable sternum strap
  • Optional rain cover (sold separately) functions with rotation technology
Mindshift Gear rotation180° Travel Away Bag
 
MindShift Gear’s New rotation180° Travel Away Backpack Provides Global Travelers Added Security and Quickest Access to Gear
 
MindShift Gear, developer of the world’s first patented rotating backpack, announces it will be releasing the first rotating backpack for global travelers and outdoor explorers, the rotation180° Travel Away. When traveling in unfamiliar places, knowing where critical items are and protecting them from prying eyes are very important. In one swift motion, only the wearer can rotate the concealed beltpack to the front for instantaneous and secure access to cameras, passports, guidebooks, tablets, or other travel essentials. No more being forced to stop in front of strangers to remove a backpack to gain access to essential travel items.
 
Travelers will enjoy peace of mind, knowing that their critical and most valuable items are stowed away securely and are inaccessible to others due to the rotation180° Travel Away's innovative design. The backpack also has dedicated pockets to conceal a 15” laptop and 10” tablet, while the beltpack can fit an 8” tablet.
 
“As someone who spends a great deal of my life traveling around the globe, I know the joy of travel as well as its challenges,” said MindShift Gear’s CEO and lead designer Doug Murdoch. “We designed the rotation180° Travel Away for the discerning traveler who wishes to keep their eyes on the wonders unfolding in front of them, safe in knowing that their essential gear is protected from prying eyes and ready for quick access with just a twist of the lower beltpack.
 
Murdoch added, “The rotation180° Travel Away employs the same patented technology that recently won two of Europe’s top design awards, the Red Dot Award and the OutDoor Industry Award 2014.”
 
Key Features
 
  • Rotating beltpack for accessing travel essentials: 8” tablet (iPad mini), large point and shoot, maps, passport, currency, etc.
  • Backpack has dedicated pockets to conceal up to a 15” laptop and a 10” tablet.
  • 2 bags in 1: Removable beltpack can be worn on its own for traveling light.
  • Size qualifies as a personal carry-on item for air travel.
  • Side compression straps enable carrying of trekking poles, a small tripod, or jacket.
  • Locking sliders on the main compartment secures valuables with a travel lock (not included).
  • Backpack rear pocket provides quick access to a camera, AC adapters, large sunglasses, books or other large items.
  • Additional room for books, jacket, extra clothing, hat, gloves, food, etc.
  • Ultra-Stretch pocket for water bottle.
  • Durable materials hold up in harsh conditions.
  • Breathable padded airflow harness with adjustable sternum strap and attachment points.
  • Curved back panel with single aluminum stay for pack stability.
  • Optional seam-sealed rain cover functions with rotation technology (sold separately).
MindShift Gear has the rotation180° Trail and rotation180° Travel Away bags available now.
Post Date: 10/13/2014 10:36:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, October 12, 2014
Nikon D810 DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Nikon D810 DSLR Camera available for $2,799.99 with free shipping. Compare at $3,296.95.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Nikon USA warranty. However, the auction advertises that it comes with a 3-year (non-manufacturer's) warranty.
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Post Date: 10/12/2014 9:14:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, October 10, 2014

 
From the Adobe Photoshop YouTube Channel:
 
Learn how to adjust lighting in post production using Photoshop with Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O'Neil Hughes in this episode of the Photoshop Playbook.
 
Adobe's Photoshop Photography Program is only $9.99 per month (Photoshop CC + Lightroom).
Post Date: 10/10/2014 12:24:33 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Nikon:
 
Updates included with 1.0.2
 
  • Support for the D750 has been added.
  • When File > Convert Files... was used to convert images to JPEG or TIFF format with the Resolution box under Output settings checked, resolution in the converted files was reduced. This issue has been resolved.
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Nikon Capture NX-D 1.0.2
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Post Date: 10/10/2014 11:56:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D810 DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Nikon D810 DSLR Camera available for $2,819.99 with free shipping. Compare at $3,296.95.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Nikon USA warranty. However, the auction advertises that it comes with a 3-year (non-manufacturer's) warranty.
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Post Date: 10/10/2014 10:32:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sennheiser EW112PG3A Wireless Microphone Kit
Adorama has the Sennheiser EW112PG3A Wireless Microphone Kit available for $539.95 with free shipping. Compare at $629.95.
 
Kit Includes
 
  • Sennheiser EK 100 G3 Diversity Receiver
  • 1 x SK 100 G3 Bodypack Transmitter
  • 1 x ME 2 Clip-On Microphone (Omni-Directional)
  • 1 x CL 1 Jack Cable
  • 1 x CL 100 XLR Cable
  • 1 x CA 2 Camera Adaptor
  • 4 x AA Batteries
Post Date: 10/10/2014 10:20:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens
Sigma Corporation would like to announce that there are two types of new tele converters to be released on October 24th, 2014. Please note that the SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports requires an update to the firmware to make it compatible with the SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 and SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2001.
 
For those who own the SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports and considering using it with either the SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 or SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2001, please follow the steps below to update the firmware of the lens.
 
Please be advised that the updated version of firmware will make it compatible with the new tele converters, however it will also make it incompatible with conventional APO TELE CONVERTER 1.4x EX DG and APO TELE CONVERTER 2x EX DG. For further information, please contact your nearest authorized subsidiary / distributor of SIGMA.
 
For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK
Please start up the SIGMA Optimization Pro software and update the firmware of the SIGMA USB DOCK. There will be the optimized firmware compatible with the new tele converters (Sigma: Ver. 1.01, Nikon: Ver. 1.02, Canon: Ver. 1.03), currently scheduled for release on October 24th.
 
For customers who do not own SIGMA USB DOCK
We are going to start the service for update on October 27th. Please contact your nearest authorized subsidiary / distributor of SIGMA.
 
B&H carries the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens and USB Dock. B&H also has the Sigma TC-1401 1.4x and TC-2001 2x teleconverters available for preorder.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 10/10/2014 7:06:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma USB Dock
From Sigma:
 
Sigma USB Dock v.1.02 Firmware Changes
 
Compatible with SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S014 and 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014.
 
* If SIGMA Optimization Pro is Ver. 1.2, it will display the message for firmware update when you start up the software. Please follow the indicated steps and update the firmware of SIGMA USB DOCK accordingly.
* If SIGMA Optimization Pro is Ver. 1.1 or earlier, please firstly update the version of the software to Ver. 1.2.
 
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Sigma USB Dock v.1.02 Firmware
 
B&H carries the Sigma USB Dock and has the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports and 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM lenses available for preorder.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 10/10/2014 6:41:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, October 09, 2014

 
From the Nikon Asia YouTube Channel:
 
Set in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa, and shot exclusively with the Nikon D810 DSLR, this video follows world-renowned South African extreme athletes as they perform impressive stunts for adventure sports videographer Craig Kolesky and his team. From high-speed action in Full HD to adapting to different light settings as the scenes shift from sunrise to midday, Kolesky was able to consistently capture stunning image quality in every frame.
 
Check out the behind the scenes video below:
 

 
B&H carries the Nikon D810 DSLR Camera.
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Post Date: 10/9/2014 12:55:01 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Photoshelter:
 
You decided you want to start making money from your photography, but now what?
 
In The Ultimate Guide to Starting Your Photography Business, learn how to focus your niche, market your work, lock in clients, and manage your finances. Also hear from seasoned photographers on what it takes to turn your passion for photography into a thriving career.
 
In this guide, you’ll also learn:
 
  • The 4 most important questions to ask before launching your business
  • How to use social media to attract the audience you want
  • Secrets to selling your work and bringing in revenue
  • 11 essential tips all freelance photographers should know
  • Plus more!
Whether you’re dreaming of shooting for high-end publications, opening your own brick-and-mortar studio, or documenting stories around the world, launching a successful career will require you to hone your business skills. This guide will help you make smart decisions moving forward and build the successful photo career you want.
 
Download your copy of The Ultimate Guide for Starting Your Photography Business today!
Post Date: 10/9/2014 11:47:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Nikon Asia YouTube Channel:
 
Take a look into the innovative technology that goes into NIKKOR lenses and see why professionals around the world settle for nothing less than NIKKOR lenses.
 
B&H carries Nikon lenses.
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Post Date: 10/9/2014 11:25:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
WD 3TB My Cloud Personal Cloud Storage
eBay (via Buy) has the WD 3TB My Cloud Personal Cloud Storage available for $149.99 with free shipping. Compare at $179.00.
Post Date: 10/9/2014 11:10:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sennheiser MKE 400 Compact Super-Cardioid Shotgun Condenser Microphone
Adorama has select microphones on sale with free shipping. See below for details.
 
Microphone Deals
 
ItemReg. PriceSale Price
Sennheiser MKE 400 Compact Super-Cardioid Shotgun Condenser$199.95$169.95
Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone$329.95$279.95
Sennheiser MKH-416 Short Shotgun Interference Tube$999.95$879.95
Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun$229.00$189.00
Post Date: 10/9/2014 9:40:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Think Tank Photos DJI Dividers
From Think Tank Photo:
 
SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA – With the Airport Accelerator Phantom 2 Quadcopter Divider Kit, photographers can easily convert a Think Tank Photo Airport Accelerator backpack (sold separately) into a customized quadcopter transportation backpack. On point with the new era of photographic possibilities and needs, the adjustable dividers offer multi-compartment convenience to hold every key component and accessories of a quadcopter plus supplies for the day’s outing. With its durable and changeable storage dividers, all of their gear and personal items are safe, organized, and at the ready.
 
The base Airport Accelerator backpack integrates quick access pockets for both laptops and iPad, a top pocket for boarding passes, and three robust handles to ensure easy placement and retrieval from overhead bins. It meets international carry on size requirements. Its light, adjustable, contoured harness provides comfort along with lumbar support. The air mesh paneling keeps backs cool. The height-adjustable sternum strap allows for the perfect fit. A removable waist belt, side water bottle pocket, tripod/ monopod mounting system and seam sealed rain cover extend its versatility.
 
The Airport Accelerator Phantom 2 Quadcopter Divider Kit enables not only new backpack divider configurations, but opens the door to a whole new breed of packing strategies.
 
KEY FEATURES
 
  • Custom divider set to fit the DJI Phantom 2, including accessories
  • Adjustable dividers allow you to customize the fit of accessories and gear
  • Accommodates 7” HDMI LCD Monitor on Devlcam Camera-Top
  • Rotor mount thread protectors
  • Polyurethane underside coating
  • Fits WiFi range extender, charger, spare rotors, extra batteries
  • Superior water resistance with water repellant coating
  • High density closed cell foam dividers for added protection
MATERIALS
 
210D silver-toned nylon, polyurethane backed velex, closed cell foam and polyethylene reinforcement, 3–ply bonded nylon thread.
 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
 
Exterior Dimensions: 6.7” W x 13.4” H x 2.8” D (17 x 34 x 7 cm)
Weight: 0.7 (0.34 kg)
 
Don't forget: Use the links from this site to get a free gift with your purchase of $50.00 or more at Think Tank Photo!
 
B&H carries the DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter.
Post Date: 10/9/2014 7:35:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, October 08, 2014

 
Devin Graham has posted a beautiful look at several popular destinations in Italy. While the handheld shots were filmed with a RED Epic Dragon, the timelapse portions of the video (by Parker Walbeck) were captured with the following gear:
 
Post Date: 10/8/2014 12:11:42 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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