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 Friday, June 19, 2015
Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens
From Sigma:
 
The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce that we are going to introduce the SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art, the world's first large-aperture full-frame wide-angle zoom lens offering F2 brightness throughout the zoom range.
 
While offering the premier optics of the Art line, this lens covers 24mm, 28mm and 35mm focal lengths. Incredible performance overturns the conventional perception of a zoom lens.
 
SIGMA was determined to create a zoom lens that offers the same brightness and resolution as a fixed focal length lens: in other words, the highest level of optical performance. The result of this challenge was the SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art, the world’s first zoom to offer a fast F1.8 aperture value throughout the zoom range. Building on this concept, SIGMA has developed the new SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art for 35mm full frame sensor. It allows photographers to carry one lens to do the work of three fixed focal length lenses, a 24mm, 28mm and 35mm — with F2 brightness and top optical performance. One package delivers flexible functionality and high convenience. In particular, at the 24mm and 35mm focal lengths, this lens offers the performance that is equivalent to that of two prime lenses in the Art line. Instead of changing one high-performance fixed focal length lens for another, simply zoom. This is a new zoom lens for 35mm full frame sensor SLRs that offers the quality of a fixed focal length lens at various angles of view.
 
Key features
 
1. The world’s first large-aperture full-frame zoom lens offering a wide open aperture of F2 throughout the zoom range
A large-diameter zoom lens covering the full frame image sensor. Optical performance equivalent to a fixed focal length lens throughout the entire zoom range. These are the concepts the SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM embodies. It covers three of the most commonly used prime lenses, 24mm, 28mm and 35mm all in one lens. In order to achieve an attractive bokeh effect at wide aperture, we have developed the world's first zoom lens for the 35mm full frame sensor with an F2 aperture value throughout the zoom range.
 
2. Outstanding optical performance of the fixed focal length lenses in SIGMA’s Art line
The SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM builds on the concept of the SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art, the world’s first zoom lens to offer F1.8 brightness throughout the zoom range. Thanks to the outstanding optical performance, the lens provides the quality of high performance fixed focal length lenses in the Art line
 
3. Covering the range of three fixed focal length wide-angle lenses
Delivering excellent functionality and convenience, one lens offers the equivalent quality of three high-performance fixed focal length lenses at F2 brightness: 24mm, 28mm and 35mm. With a minimum focusing distance of 28cm and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4.4, this lens is suitable for close-up shooting, portraits with an attractive bokeh and deep-focus landscape photography. Photographers have access to the angle of view equivalent to that of three wide-angle lenses without having to switch them. While achieving the desired background effect can be difficult with a conventional wide-angle lens, the large diameter of this lens allows photographers to open the aperture wide and use the shallow focus to achieve stunning results.
 
4. Incorporating SIGMA’s latest technologies
To realize a large-diameter zoom lens for full frame cameras with F2 brightness, SIGMA designed each and every part with uncompromising care and quality. The lens incorporates large-diameter aspherical lens elements, which require advanced technologies to manufacture, one FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass and seven SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements, of which two are aspherical lenses. The advanced optics and optimized lens power distribution minimize spherical aberration, axial chromatic aberration and field curvature, resulting in outstanding optical performance. Even at widest aperture, this lens delivers breathtaking image quality.
 
5. Convenient handling
The inner focusing system eliminates front lens rotation, enhancing the lens' stability and allowing use of Circular Polarizing filters. This specification is particularly convenient for shooting video.
 
Other features
 
Minimum focusing distance of 28cm
With a minimum focusing distance of 28cm and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4.4, this lens is excellent for close-up photography.
 
Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
From an early stage in the lens design process, flare and ghosting have been measured to establish an optical design resistant to strong incident light sources such as backlighting. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides sharp and high contrast images even in backlit conditions. The included lens hood can be attached to block out extraneous light, which can have a negative effect on rendering performance.
 
Hyper Sonic Motor ensures High AF Speed
The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures a silent, high-speed AF function. By optimizing the AF algorithm, smoother AF is achieved. Also, this lens offers full-time MF by rotating the focus ring of the lens while auto focusing. Without changing the AF/MF Focus Mode Switch, it allows faster focus adjustment.
 
Rounded Diaphragm
The 9 blade-rounded diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out-of-focus areas of the image.
 
Brass bayonet mount
This lens incorporates a brass bayonet mount which has both high accuracy and durability. A special treatment to reinforce its strength is applied to the surface giving it greater strength and making it highly resistant to long-term use.
 
Applicable for the Mount Conversion Service
As an experienced lens manufacturer that has been creating a diverse range of interchangeable lenses, we have started the innovative "Mount Conversion Service". With this chargeable service, the mount of your current SIGMA lenses can be changed to another mount of your choice. It gives new life to your favorite lenses when you wish to use them on a different camera body.
 
Art line delivers high-level artistic expression
SIGMA is organizing all its interchangeable lenses into three product lines; Contemporary, Art, and Sports, where each line has a distinctive concept. Designed with a focus on sophisticated optical performance and abundant expressive power, our Art line delivers high-level artistic expression. With the astonishing rendering performance that meets the highest standard, along with landscapes, portraits, still-lifes, close-ups, and general snaps, they are perfect for the kind of photography that unleashes the inner artist. Ideal for studio photography, they offer just as much expressive scope when capturing architecture and starry skies and many other scenes.
 
Customization and flexible adjustment for convenience or a specific purpose is possible. SIGMA USB DOCK that is designed exclusively for the new lens line-ups.
With the optional SIGMA USB DOCK, you can update your lens firmware, adjust focus points and customize Full-time MF function settings as well as the timing to operate the Full-time MF function. By attaching this lens to a SIGMA USB DOCK, which is connected to a computer, the dedicated software "SIGMA Optimization Pro" offers various types of customization and adjustment.
 
New product lines from SGV concepts that are setting new benchmarks for image quality.
 
Design Concept
With the new product lines, supplied hoods incorporate rubber for the connected part. Lens caps and AF/MF switches are also newly designed in order to improve usability. For the internal parts, various metals and a new material called TSC (Thermally Stable Composite), which works well with metal, are located to achieve products with high accuracy. The lens barrel includes the year of release, engraved for users to recognize when the lens was released.
 
Evaluation with SIGMA's own MTF measuring system "A1"
We used to measure lens performance with an MTF measuring system using conventional sensors. However, we've now developed our own proprietary MTF (modulation transfer function) measuring system (A1) using 46-megapixel Foveon direct image sensors. Even previously undetectable high-frequency details are now within the scope of our quality control inspections. All SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM lenses will all be checked using "A1" before they are shipped.
 
Made in Japan
All SIGMA's manufacturing – right down to molds and parts – with a few exceptions, are carried out under a single integrated production system, entirely in Japan. We are now one of the very few manufacturers whose products are solely "made in Japan". We like to think our products are somehow imbued with the essence of our homeland, blessed as it is with clean air and water, and focused, hard-working people. We pride ourselves on the authentic quality of SIGMA products, born of a marriage between highly attuned expertise and intelligent, advanced technology. Our sophisticated products have satisfied professionals and lovers of photography all over the world, because our manufacturing is based on genuine craftsmanship, underpinned by the passion and pride of our experts.
 
Specifications
Lens Construction: 18 elements in 13 groups | Minimum aperture: F/16 | Filter size: 082mm | Angle of view (35mm): 84.1°-63.4° | Minimum focusing distance: 28cm/11.0in. | Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 087.6mm x 122.7mm/3.4in. x 4.8in. | Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm) | Maximum magnification ratio: 1:4.4 | Weight: 940g/33.2oz.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 6/19/2015 6:50:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, June 18, 2015
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The Nikon D810A DSLR camera user's manual is now available for download.
 
B&H has the Nikon D810A DSLR camera available for preorder.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 6/18/2015 10:47:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Connect Station CS100
Announced in January, the Canon Connect Station CS100 was originally slated for availability in June. However, Canon USA has informed us that the CS100 release date has been pushed back with an expected availability in September.
 
The reason for the delay was not provided.
 
Product Highlights:
 
  • Wirelessly Accessible Storage Hub
  • Dedicated to Canon Cameras & Camcorders
  • Built-In 1TB Hard Drive
  • NFC and Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • SD/CF Card Slots and USB Port
  • HDMI Out for Viewing on HDTV
  • Simple Interface for File Management
  • Compatible with Wireless Printers
  • Web Browser and iMAGE GATEWAY Support
  • Includes CS-RC1 Remote Control
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 6/18/2015 9:04:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From the Canon Professional Network:
"Travel photographer and Canon Explorer Lucie Debelkova was one of the first to shoot with the high-resolution EOS 5DS R and, as she explains to CPN, she found 50.6 Megapixels brought her much closer to the magic of the north...
 
Regular visitors to CPN will be familiar with Lucie’s intoxicating mix of majestic vistas, full of stunning colour and detail. Her precision with her camera and a love for wide-angle lenses has won her acclaim around the world. So it was entirely appropriate that she had chance to sample a new world of high-resolution imaging with a pre-production EOS 5DS R. So how did it all go?
 
'Well, I went to shoot the Northern Lights and an ice hotel in Sweden, about 250km north of the Arctic Circle,' she reveals, 'And I put myself at the mercy of the weather and conditions...'"
The images in the article's showcase gallery are quite stunning and definitely worth a look. [Sean]
 
B&H has the Canon EOS 5Ds R available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/18/2015 7:15:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Powershot G3 X Digital Camera
From Canon USA:
 
Newest Addition to G-Series Features a One-inch 20.2MP CMOS Sensor, a 25x Optical Power Zoom Lens, Dust- and Water-Resistance and Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., June 18, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced an exciting addition to its G-series of premium compact digital cameras -- the Canon PowerShot G3 X. Ideal for photographers looking for DSLR-style features and quality in a compact, dust- and water-resistant body, this camera's large, one-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor delivers optimal performance with an ISO range of 125 - 12,800. The sensor, along with a proprietary DIGIC 6 Image processor, creates Canon's HS System to provide photographers with a high-performance point-and-shoot camera that captures vivid and detailed still images and video, even in difficult low-light shooting scenarios.
 
"The Canon PowerShot G3 X is a truly superb digital camera, one that provides so many top-notch features to empower photographers of all skill levels to shoot and share stunning images and HD video with ease," said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "The compact size will make the PowerShot G3 X camera a pleasure to have on-hand for any occasion and the advanced features will help make sure the moment is captured beautifully."
 
This long-zoom, premium compact camera allows users to get close to the action with its bright f/2.8-5.6, 25x Optical Power Zoom Lens (equivalent to 24-600mm). In addition, an improved Intelligent Image Stabilization (IS) system provides virtually shake-free images in a wide variety of shooting conditions.
 
The Canon PowerShot G3 X camera is the most rugged G-series model yet. The combination of enhanced body panel construction with rubber sealing helps ensure this dust-and-water resistant digital camera is ready to shoot action-packed adventures even in some of the most adverse conditions. It also features controls and menu operation inherited from the Canon EOS line of Digital SLR cameras, a first for the PowerShot G-Series. Useful controls include an Auto Exposure (AE) lock button, Auto Focus (AF) selection button and DRIVE/AF button. For photography purists, the PowerShot G3 X camera fully supports both manual exposure control and the user's choice of RAW, JPEG or RAW+JPEG recording formats. For quick camera setting, the PowerShot G3 X includes a programmable continuous ring on the lens, an exposure compensation dial and mode dial on top, and a rear control dial. Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1 featuring 2.36MP resolution and an adjustable viewing angle is also available as an optional accessory for the PowerShot G3 X to help users compose shots in bright, sunny conditions.
 
The PowerShot G3 X camera features a bright 3.2-inch Multi-Angle capacitive touch panel LCD screen with 1.62 million dot resolution, providing a sharp, clear, and vivid display. The adjustable screen enables shooting from a variety of angles with enhanced flexibility by tilting up to 180 degrees for capturing selfies and creative low-angle shots, or as much as 45 degrees down for overhead shots.
 
The camera's ability to record 1080p Full HD video (at 24p, 30p, and 60p in MP4 format) is enhanced through several new features including an external stereo microphone jack, a headphone jack for audio monitoring while recording, and manual control of exposure and audio levels. The camera also features live HDMI output while recording allowing for direct connection to external video recorders as well as convenient playback of recorded movies on an HDTV.
 
For those looking to shoot from the sidelines, the PowerShot G3 X features high-speed AF and 31 widely spread AF points to help capture fast-action shots with accuracy and ease. Paired with a continuous shooting speed of up to 5.9 frames-per-second (fps), the PowerShot G3 X gives photographers the capability to keep shooting in full resolution with no buffer lag or frame limit.i
 
The camera's built-in Wi-Fi capabilities allow users to easily share images and videos via social media sharing sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube using Canon Image Gateway through a Wi-Fi access point or directly to compatible iOS1 and Android2 devices. The camera is also equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC)2 , allowing for quick and simple pairing to compatible Android devices as well as full support for Canon's soon-to-be-released Connect Station CS100 device. In addition, Canon's free Camera Connect app3, available for both iOS and Android devices, allows users to share images and remotely control the camera and capture images from one app.
 
The PowerShot G3 X camera also includes Canon's Star Mode to capture breathtaking images and video of starry night skies with superb quality. The "Star Trails" mode turns star movement into a luminous still image, while the "Star Time-Lapse Movie" mode makes beautiful video clips that show the movement of the stars against a static background.
 
In order to enhance the shooting experience, the Canon PowerShot G3 X camera is compatible with a variety of optional accessories like the Canon Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1, the Canon EX-Series Speedlite system, and Remote Switch RS-60 E3.
 
Pricing and Availability
The new Canon PowerShot G3 X premium compact camera is scheduled to be available in July 2015 for an estimated retail price of $999.99
 
Canon PowerShot G3 X Premium Compact Camera Specifications Summary:
 
  • One-inch, 20.2 Megapixel High Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • Canon DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 24-600mm equivalent, f/2.8-5.6 25x Optical Power Zoom Lens
  • Improved Five-Axis Intelligent IS
  • Dust- and water-resistance (approx. equivalent to EOS 70D)
  • Multi-Angle, 3.2-inch 1.62-million dot capacitive touch panel LCD screen
  • 1080p Full HD video (24p, 30p, 60p), Live HDMI output
  • External stereo microphone and headphone jacks
  • EOS-inherited control layout
  • 31-point High Speed AF system
  • Wi-Fi and NFC enabled
  • Compatible with a variety of Canon EOS system accessories
B&H has the Canon PowerShot G3 X available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/18/2015 6:41:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, June 17, 2015

 
In today's world, photographers sometimes have to be more than photographers. Sometimes we have to be film producers, creative directors and graphic designers (just to name a few) in order to keep our services relevant in today's competitive labor environment.
 
It's nice to know that Adobe is keeping that in mind as they make Photoshop more versatile than ever. [Sean]
 
From the Adobe Photoshop YouTube Channel:
 
The 2015 release of Photoshop CC is full of great features for graphic designers and illustrators. New features include Artboards that allow you to create multiple layouts in one Photoshop document and Linked Assets in Creative Cloud Libraries where when a change is made to an asset, you and your team members have the option of updating it across any Photoshop, Illustrator or lnDesign projects where it's used. Adobe Evangelist, Paul Trani, gives a rundown of these features and more, all starting from a layout created on a mobile device.
 
Adobe's Creative Cloud Photography Plan (USD$9.99 per month) includes Lightroom CC across desktop, web and mobile, Photoshop CC and Photoshop Mix (for iPhone and iPad).
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 6/17/2015 12:40:01 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R Digital Cameras
The Canon 5Ds and 5Ds R preorders are already landing on doorsteps. As such, we were wondering...
How will you be using your 5Ds / 5Ds R?
What is/are your primary subject(s)? How will you ultimatley utilize the extra resolution afforded by Canon's newest DSLR?
 
Let us know in the comments!
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/17/2015 11:33:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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As reported yesterday, LensProToGo was robbed of roughly $500,000.00 worth of camera gear.
 
They have now compiled a serial number database of the stolen gear for reference when purchasing used gear. You can download an excel version of the spreadsheet here.
 
LensProToGo requests that you please take a look at this list and be wary of any used camera items for sale in the coming months. Always ask to see serial numbers before purchasing.
 
As a courtesy, we have posted the full list of stolen gear and serial numbers below.
 
Stolen Gear Serial Number List
 
Product NameSerial Number
AlienBees ABR800 Ringflash16469SY
Canon 1.4x III Extender9340000281
Canon 1.4x III Extender8000001036
Canon 1.4x III Extender8000001042
Canon 1.4x III Extender8200002875
Canon 10-22 f/3.5-4.597106619
Canon 10-22 f/3.5-4.591602080
Canon 10-22 f/3.5-4.591602081
Canon 100 f/2.8 Macro84072662
Canon 100 f/2.8L IS Macro5960416
Canon 100 f/2.8L IS Macro5960395
Canon 100 f/2.8L IS Macro5750321
Canon 100 f/2.8L IS Macro5974405
Canon 100 f/2.8L IS Macro5354943
Canon 100 f/2.8L IS Macro4861684
Canon 11-24 f/4L2600001435
Canon 135 f/2.0L240018
Canon 135 f/2.0L239975
Canon 135 f/2.0L239052
Canon 135 f/2.0L239280
Canon 135 f/2.0L207205
Canon 135 T2.2 CN-E L F Cine Lens93211034
Canon 14 f/2.8L II4865055
Canon 14 f/2.8L II5036989
Canon 16-35 f/2.8L II5509202
Canon 16-35 f/2.8L II5182697
Canon 16-35 f/2.8L II5189916
Canon 16-35 f/2.8L II5229033
Canon 16-35 f/2.8L II5010376
Canon 16-35 f/4L IS1600001758
Canon 17 f/4L TS-E Tilt Shift44997
Canon 17-40 f/4L5402726
Canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS16072089
Canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS94703468
Canon 18-200 IS2192500990
Canon 18-200 IS472517397
Canon 180 f/3.5L Macro60547
Canon 2.0x III Extender1580000125
Canon 2.0x III Extender1170000781
Canon 2.0x III Extender970000975
Canon 2.0x III Extender1170000779
Canon 2.0x III Extender9440001207
Canon 200 f/2 L IS11725
Canon 200-400 f/4L IS800000161
Canon 200-400 f/4L IS400000088
Canon 24 f/1.4L II4522703
Canon 24 f/3.5L II TS-E Tilt Shift60160
Canon 24 T1.5 CN-E L F Cine Lens92910733
Canon 24-105 f/4L IS5737297
Canon 24-105 f/4L IS5891795
Canon 24-105 f/4L IS5927256
Canon 24-105 f/4L IS5742550
Canon 24-105 f/4L IS5390919
Canon 24-105 f/4L IS5251084
Canon 24-105 f/4L IS4984205
Canon 24-70 f/4L IS100012658
Canon 24-70 f/4L IS100009948
Canon 24-70 f/4L IS9600006147
Canon 28-300 f/3.5-5.6L IS104802
Canon 28-300 f/3.5-5.6L IS91088
Canon 300 f/4L IS153166
Canon 35 f/1.4L170465
Canon 35 T1.5 CN-E L F Cine Lens93710597
Canon 35 T1.5 CN-E L F Cine Lens93710217
Canon 400 f/2.8L IS II8100000067
Canon 400 f/4 DO IS II2500000016
Canon 400 f/5.6L139840
Canon 400 f/5.6L133716
Canon 430EXII Flash83817
Canon 430EXII Flash48425
Canon 430EXII Flash82263
Canon 430EXII Flash92642
Canon 50 f/1.2L5824230
Canon 50 f/1.2L58244446
Canon 50 f/1.2L5904128
Canon 50 f/1.2L5520535
Canon 50 f/1.2L5520529
Canon 50 f/1.2L4530118
Canon 50 f/1.2L4736116
Canon 50 f/1.2L4847757
Canon 50 f/1.2L4737566
Canon 50 f/1.2L4903543
Canon 50 T1.3 CN-E L F Cine Lens93011171
Canon 500 f/4L IS II9520000085
Canon 500 f/4L IS II8800000197
Canon 600EX-RT Flash2606110610
Canon 600EX-RT Flash1705107073
Canon 65 f/2.8 MP-E 1-5x Macro133625
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II2140004128
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II1030004115
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II1130005914
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II1130005911
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II1130005886
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II630004448
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II8890002153
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II8990006461
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II8990005788
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II8990006394
Canon 70-200 f/4L IS566449
Canon 70-300 f/4-5.6 DO IS83010020
Canon 70-300 f/4-5.6 DO IS78800007
Canon 8-15 f/4L Fisheye9221000264
Canon 8-15 f/4L Fisheye9031002049
Canon 85 f/1.2L II259166
Canon 85 f/1.2L II259179
Canon 85 f/1.2L II258700
Canon 85 f/1.2L II259558
Canon 85 f/1.2L II262500
Canon 85 f/1.2L II233119
Canon 85 f/1.2L II218590
Canon 85 f/1.2L II233445
Canon 85 T1.3 CN-E L F Cine Lens93111088
Dynalite Jackrabbit II Power Pack for Canon812373
FujiFilm X-T1 Mirrorless Camera41a05995
FujiFilm XF 50-140 f/2.8 R LM OIS WR48a01046
FujiFilm XF 50-140 f/2.8 R LM OIS WR48a00665
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Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80 Optic for Canon33146
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80 Optic for Canon35525
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80 Optic for Canon35551
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 for Canon21781
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 for Canon18327
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 for Canon17092
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 for Canon15505
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 for Nikon18307
LitePanels 1x1 Daylight LED Flood 5600K1030102765
LitePanels 1x1 Daylight LED Flood 5600K3896667
Lomography x Zenit Petzval Art 85 f/2.2 Lens for Canon EF12613
Lomography x Zenit Petzval Art 85 f/2.2 Lens for Nikon F10450
Manfrotto MVM500A Video Monopod426124
Mitakon 50 f/0.95 for Sony E1121
Nikon 1.4x TC III Converter204801
Nikon 10-24 f/3.5-4.5G AF-S DX ED2085624
Nikon 10-24 f/3.5-4.5G AF-S DX ED6024388
Nikon 105 f/2.8G AF-S VR IF-ED Micro6039239
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Nikon 135 f/2D AF DC510613
Nikon 14-24 f/2.8G AF-S ED508169
Nikon 14-24 f/2.8G AF-S ED508197
Nikon 14-24 f/2.8G AF-S ED501239
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Nikon 14-24 f/2.8G AF-S ED399935
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Nikon 18-300 f/3.5-5.6G AF-S ED DX VR76007506
Nikon 2.0x TC III Converter277175
Nikon 2.0x TC III Converter260586
Nikon 2.0x TC III Converter268714
Nikon 2.0x TC III Converter202809
Nikon 20 f/1.8G ED208079
Nikon 200 f/2G AF-S ED VR II200615
Nikon 200-400G f/4 AF-S ED VR II204480
Nikon 200-400G f/4 AF-S ED VR II203940
Nikon 200-400G f/4 AF-S ED VR II204399
Nikon 24 f/1.4G AF-S ED605992
Nikon 24 f/3.5D PC-E Tilt Shift204640
Nikon 24 f/3.5D PC-E Tilt Shift213872
Nikon 24 f/3.5D PC-E Tilt Shift208201
Nikon 24 f/3.5D PC-E Tilt Shift203370
Nikon 24-120 f/4G AF-S ED-IF VR II66039271
Nikon 24-120 f/4G AF-S ED-IF VR II66039273
Nikon 24-120 f/4G AF-S ED-IF VR II66025450
Nikon 24-120 f/4G AF-S ED-IF VR II66021414
Nikon 24-120 f/4G AF-S ED-IF VR II66017098
Nikon 24-70 f/2.8G AF-S ED1047531
Nikon 24-70 f/2.8G AF-S ED1027621
Nikon 24-70 f/2.8G AF-S ED901978
Nikon 24-70 f/2.8G AF-S ED637548
Nikon 24-70 f/2.8G AF-S ED786904
Nikon 24-70 f/2.8G AF-S ED621480
Nikon 24-85 f/3.5-4.5G AF-S ED VR6001076
Nikon 24-85 f/3.5-4.5G AF-S ED VR6004462
Nikon 24-85 f/3.5-4.5G AF-S ED VR6004466
Nikon 28-300 f/3.5-5.6G AF-S ED VR56067508
Nikon 28-300 f/3.5-5.6G AF-S ED VR56042007
NIKON 300 F/4E AF-S PF ED VR202565
Nikon 35 f/1.4G AF-S606582
Nikon 35 f/1.4G AF-S606581
Nikon 35 f/1.4G AF-S606476
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Post Date: 6/16/2015 1:33:12 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Think Tank Photo Trifecta 10 DSLR Backpack
From Think Tank Photo:
 
Our new Trifecta backpacks, the Trifecta 10 DSLR Backpack and the Trifecta 8 Mirrorless Backpack, are specifically designed for serious photographers’ three workhorse lenses: their ultra-wide, mid-range, and telephoto zoom lenses. Available for DSLR and Mirrorless systems, these innovative backpacks sling for side access from both the left and right. They are the perfect carrying solution for any shooter on the move who doesn’t want to have to take off their backpack to access their gear. The rear panel opening offers complete access to gear. The slim silhouette is comfortable and appealing, and helps photographers easily navigate through crowds.
 
ADDITIONAL FEATURES:
 
  • Dividers convert from right-handed to left-handed access
  • Additional top compartment fits lunch or other essentials
  • Convert one or both side compartments to fit personal gear or a large water bottle
  • Included tripod attachment strap secures a tripod to the front panel
  • Stretchable front pocket for a water bottle
  • Robust shoulder harness with adjustable sternum strap for all day comfort
  • Contoured back panel provides targeted cushioning as well as overall breathability.
  • Top compartment mesh pockets help to organize small items
  • Internal organizer pockets give you quick access to filters, batteries, cards, etc.
  • Seam-sealed rain cover included
WHAT FITS:
 
  • Trifecta 8 Mirrorless Backpack: 1 medium to large Mirrorless body with lens attached, 2–5 additional lenses, up to an 8” tablet, plus personal gear. Examples include a Sony a7 with 70–200mm f/4 attached, 24–70mm f/4, 16–35mm f/4, and an iPad mini or a Canon Rebel t5i with a 55–250mm f/4–5.6 attached, 10–18mm f/4.5–5.6 IS,18–55mm f/3.5–5.6, 50mm f/1.8, and an iPad mini.
  • Trifecta 10 DSLR Backpack: 1 standard size DSLR body with lens attached, 2–4 additional lenses, up to a 10” tablet, plus personal gear. Examples include a Nikon D810 with 70–200 f/2.8 attached, 24–70 f/2.8, 14–24mm f/2.8 and an iPad or a Canon 5DMIII with 100mm f/2.8L macro attached, 85mm f/1.2L, 50mm f/1.2L, 35mm f/1.4L, 24mm f/1.4L and an iPad.
You can find the Think Tank Photo Trifecta bags on Think Tank Photo's website. And, as a reader of our site, receive a free gift with your purchase of $50.00 or more!
Post Date: 6/16/2015 12:54:57 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Camera Raw 9.1 is now available through the update mechanism in Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC.
 
As mentioned here, updates to Camera Raw for Photoshop CS6 only include new camera support, lens profile support, and bug fixes. The new features listed in the release notes are only available in Photoshop CC.
 
New Features
 
  • Dehaze
    • Many outdoor scenes have some amount of haze due to atmospheric conditions. Dehaze is a new feature for removing/adding haze and fog from pictures.
    • The user can control how much haze to remove by adjusting a new slider in the Effects panel in the Dehaze section. This feature can also be used in the other direction to increase the amount of haze.
    • Recommended Workflow – Adjust the white balance of the image before applying the Dehaze control.
  • Local White and Black Adjustment Sliders
    • Available with all 3 local adjustment tools: Gradient Filter, Radial Filter and Local adjustment brush
    • Useful for fine-tuning tonality near the brightest and darkest parts of the picture. For instance, they can be used to increase the contrast of highlights.
    • Recommended Workflow – Make your global adjustments first and then use the local adjustments to fine tune. Use the clip warning indicator to help avoid clipping highlights and shadows.
New Camera Support in Camera Raw 9.1
 
  • Fujifilm X-T10
  • Nikon 1 J5
  • Nikon D810A
  • Panasonic DMC-G7
  • Pentax K-S2
  • Pentax K3 II (*)
*Preliminary support. The multi-shot Pixel Shift Resolution and HDR features are still under investigation.
 
New Lens Profiles in Camera Raw 9.1
 
MountName
CanonCanon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
CanonCanon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM
CanonTokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX
DJIPHANTOM 3 FC300S (RAW + JPEG)
DJIPHANTOM 3 FC300X (RAW + JPEG)
LeicaVoigtlander VM 15mm f4.5 Super Wide Heliar III Aspherical
NikonNikon 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4-5.6
NikonNikon 1 NIKKOR VR PD-Zoom 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6
NikonNikon AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4D IF
NikonTokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX
PentaxHD PENTAX-DA 18-50mm f/4-5.6 DC WR RE
PentaxHD PENTAX-DA L 18-50mm f/4-5.6 DC WR RE
PentaxHD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6ED DC AW
Sony AlphaSony 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II
Sony AlphaSony 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II
Sony AlphaSony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II

Fixed Bugs:
 
  • Reduced “color blur” artifacts when processing Fujifilm X-Trans raw images. In collaboration with Fujifilm, we are still investigating methods to improve fine detail rendering and overall edge definition.
  • The “Remove Chromatic Aberration” checkbox is now enabled by default for all Fujifilm cameras.
  • Fixed crash when reading some JPEG images.
  • Fixed bug where Camera Raw Filter would incorrectly show a soft-proofed image.
  • Improved quality of display color management on some wide-gamut displays when GPU acceleration is enabled.
  • HDR and Pano Merge: Cleared in-camera crop before merging rather than destructively applying it prior to merging.
  • Pano Merge: Fixed a Pano blending issue specific to Leica M9.
  • Fixed a bug with Panasonic LX100 – extended ISO 100 was too bright and Magenta Highlights have been fixed.
  • Fixed a bug with Nikon Coolpix P7800 NRW raw files that showed only Matrix as camera profile.
Download Links
 
Camera Raw 9 – Please use the update mechanism in Photoshop CS6 and Creative Cloud app.
 
DNG Converter 9.1: Mac | PC
 
Please note – If you have trouble updating to the latest ACR update via the Creative Cloud application, please refer to the following plugin installation:
http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/camera-raw-plug-in-installer.html
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 6/16/2015 11:38:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
The Canon C300 Mk. II improves on it's successor. Featuring a new Super 35mm CMOS Dual Pixel sensor, DCI or Cinema 4K video recording, as well as dual CFast card slots.
 
B&H has the Canon C300 Mark II Cinema Camera available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/16/2015 8:13:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon has created a dedicated Shooting Guide for the D810A which provides tips on how to get the most from the camera when shooting astrophotography (and other subjects).
 
The guide features tips on:
 
  • Focusing
  • Composition
  • Exposure Time and Aperture
  • Shooting
  • Post Processing
    • Dark-frame Subtraction
    • Flat-field correction
    • RAW processing
    • Compositing
    • Image adjusting
B&H has the Nikon D810A DSLR camera available for preorder.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 6/16/2015 7:12:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Adobe:
 
SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 16, 2015 — Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today launched a milestone release of its flagship Adobe Creative Cloud tools and services. The 2015 release of Creative Cloud includes major updates to Adobe’s industry-defining desktop tools, including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC and InDesign CC; as well as new connected mobile apps for iOS and Android. The company also shipped Adobe Stock, the industry’s first stock content service to be integrated directly into the creative process and the tools creatives use every day (see separate press release). In addition, Adobe announced an expanded Creative Cloud enterprise offering that includes enterprise-grade administration, security, collaboration and publishing services for design-driven brands, businesses and large organizations.
 
“The 2015 release of Creative Cloud is packed with innovation. Adobe Stock, our brand new stock service, makes 40 million photos, vector graphics and illustrations accessible directly within your favorite CC desktop apps. Our CreativeSync technology deepens the connections between desktop apps and mobile apps on iOS and Android; and major updates to Creative Cloud’s infrastructure and administrative capabilities makes this an essential upgrade for enterprise customers,” said David Wadhwani, senior vice president, Digital Media, Adobe. “Creative Cloud 2015 is our most powerful and comprehensive release to date.”
 
At the heart of Creative Cloud is Adobe CreativeSync, a signature technology that intelligently syncs creative assets: files, photos, fonts, vector graphics, brushes, colors, settings, metadata and more. With CreativeSync, assets are instantly available, in the right format, wherever designers need them – across desktop, web and mobile apps. Available exclusively in Creative Cloud, CreativeSync means work can be kicked off in any connected Creative Cloud mobile app or CC desktop tool; picked up again later in another; and finished in the designer’s favorite CC desktop software.
 
Desktop Tools Take Giant Leap Forward
With the 2015 release of Creative Cloud, Adobe magic and Mercury performance provide speed and technology breakthroughs across 15 CC desktop applications, including:
 
  • Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Photoshop CC introduces Artboards, the best way to design cross-device user experiences in a single Photoshop document and quickly preview them on a device; and a preview release of Photoshop Design Space, a sleek new work environment focused on the needs of mobile app and web site designers.
  • Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC both gain the new Dehaze feature, which appeared first as a MAX sneak in October 2014. Dehaze, eliminates fog and haze from photos, including underwater shots, for startlingly clear images. Haze can also be added to a photo for artistic effect.
  • Premiere Pro CC furthers its lead in the market with the addition of the Lumetri Color panel for powerful color corrections using intuitive sliders and other simple controls; and Morph Cut, which makes it easier to deliver polished interview content by smoothing out jump cuts in talking-head shots to create a cohesive, polished sequence.
  • After Effects CC now has Uninterrupted Preview to allow artists to adjust a composition’s properties and even resize panels without impacting playback. Also, the groundbreaking Adobe Character Animator brings 2D figures to life using a webcam to track facial movements, record dialog and apply movements in real time onto a pre-configured character.
  • Illustrator CC is now 10 times faster and 10 times more precise than CS6. Powered by dramatic boosts to its Mercury Performance Engine, users can now pan and zoom smoothly without delays. With the new Chart tool (preview), designers can also create beautiful custom charts and share them with others via CC Libraries.
  • InDesign CC gets its own Mercury performance surge with zooming, scrolling, and paging through complex documents now twice as fast. InDesign now also allows users to publish and distribute documents with a single click.
  • Dreamweaver CC has new responsive web design capabilities that let designers quickly lay out and build production-ready sites that adapt to any screen size.
  • Adobe Muse now includes instant access to premium fonts from Typekit.
  • And much, much more. Additional updates to these and other CC desktop applications make this one of the biggest releases in years.
Mobile to Desktop Workflows Enhanced with Android Support, New Mobile Apps
Since Creative Cloud was introduced in 2012, Adobe has championed the idea that mobile devices should be integral to the creative process, with free companion mobile apps working seamlessly with CC desktop tools. Adobe today released Brush CC, Shape CC, Color CC and Photoshop Mix on Android for the first time, bringing connected mobile workflows to millions of creatives worldwide. Adobe has also updated many of its popular Creative Cloud mobile apps for iPhone and iPad, including Adobe Comp CC, Photoshop Mix, Photoshop Sketch, Illustrator Draw, Brush CC, Shape CC and Color CC.
 
In addition to these updates Adobe debuted Adobe Hue CC today. Hue CC provides an easy way to capture and share production-quality lighting and color schemes – for video, film and broadcast – by using an iPhone camera and then applying these light and color moods into a Premiere Pro CC or After Effects CC project.
 
Adobe Stock Content Service Launched, With Deep Creative Cloud Integration
Adobe Creative Cloud is evolving into a vibrant global marketplace. Adobe Talent, introduced in 2014, connects the world’s best creatives with work opportunities from major brands and agencies; and today the company launched Adobe Stock, the first stock content service to be integrated directly into the creative process and the tools that creatives use every day (see separate press release). Now creatives can jump-start projects, with access to 40 million images, right within tools such as Photoshop CC, InDesign CC and Illustrator CC. Adobe also announced it will offer industry-leading rates to photographers and designers contributing content to Adobe Stock.
 
Creative Cloud Enabling the Digital Transformation of Enterprises
Major enhancements to Creative Cloud for enterprise were also announced today: a solution for large commercial, education and government customers who must radically speed the development and publishing of customer experiences, as part of their digital transformation strategies. This edition includes all the product features from today’s Creative Cloud 2015 release, plus expanded security options and deep connections with Adobe Digital Publishing Solution (DPS) and Adobe Marketing Cloud. Two new security capabilities ensure protection of corporate assets, including customer-managed encryption keys and a new managed service hosting option, which offers dedicated storage behind a customer’s firewall. Creative Cloud for enterprise also supports an upcoming release of DPS, empowering existing teams in organizations to rapidly design and publish mobile apps without writing code. A public beta of this major update to DPS is available this week, with more information available at http://adobe.ly/dpsnextgen. Content from Creative Cloud for enterprise also syncs with Adobe Experience Manager (AEM), a key component of Adobe Marketing cloud, to accelerate marketing campaigns by streamlining creative-to-marketing workflows.
 
Pricing and Availability
Today’s updates to CC desktop and mobile apps are immediately available for download by Creative Cloud members as part of their membership at no additional cost. Membership plans are available for individuals, students, teams, educational institutions, government agencies and enterprises. When adding Adobe Stock to any paid yearly Creative Cloud membership plan, creatives can save up to 40 percent over purchasing stock content separately. For pricing details, visit: https://creative.adobe.com/plans. An innovative web experience for customers, showcases the new features and capabilities launched today, at http://makeit.adobe.com.
 
Adobe's Creative Cloud Photography Plan is only USD$9.99 per month and includes Lightroom CC across desktop, web and mobile, Photoshop CC and Photoshop Mix (for iPhone and iPad). The Photography Plan is an excellent value and easily the most productive $10.00 that I spend each month. [Sean]
Post Date: 6/16/2015 6:46:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, June 15, 2015
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From the LensRentals Blog:
"Like everybody else, we're pretty excited to get our hands on Canon's new 5DS and 5DS R. There are already a lot of hands-on articles about the cameras that probably have told you more than you need to know to make your purchase decision. Of course, for most of the Canon shooters who read this blog, the purchase decision was just which place you want to buy it from.
 
For me, I want some lab data to see just how much of a difference those megapixels make. More particularly, I want to see how much of a difference they make when shot through a reasonably good lens, an excellent lens, and an adequate lens. Some people want to simplify things too much and claim certain lenses are 'good enough' for the new cameras and others aren't. It's not that simple.
 
So we begged and threw temper tantrums until Drew agreed to let us have a couple of the new cameras for a couple of days testing in our Imatest lab. That was enough time for us to get a quick overview using several different sample lenses, but it will be months before we have a good database of which lenses are most capable on the new cameras."
Resolution tests included use of the Canon 300 f/2.8L IS II USM, Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Otus, Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZE & the Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM. To find out how each lens performed when paired with the 5D III, 5Ds and 5Ds R, check out the full LensRentals Blog article.
 
B&H has the Canon EOS 5Ds in stock with free next day delivery. The 5Ds R model is available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/15/2015 7:46:53 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From LensProToGo:
 
June 15, 2015 - At 8 AM on Monday June 15, 2015, LensProToGo employees arrived to work to find a smashed window; we had been robbed. We hope they at least got to wear cool Mission Impossible outfits, but we sadly aren’t sure of that detail.
 
For those who have current orders placed with us, rest easy. We will be working with our partners to fulfill all orders. Our customers are our top priority and we understand the importance of getting gear for your shoot. We WILL be in contact if we are unable to fulfill an order. Because we are all hands on deck responding to the matter, we kindly ask that you allow us the day to take stock of the situation. If you have an emergency, we are more than happy to assist you, as always. Starting Tuesday June 16, 2015 at 10AM ET we will be resuming normal operations.
 
So what exactly happened? An unknown amount of gear mostly Nikon, Canon and Sony equipment was taken out through the new "hole in the wall" and smashed window.
 
Though this may seem like a large hit to our still growing company, we are in tremendous spirits as a very large amount of our total inventory was out of the building on rentals. We are also truly lucky to have our good friends at LensRentals.com at our side during this time, they're ready to step in and help us fulfill orders as well if need be.
 
We are now contacting our customers and letting them know about our situation. We will be posting a list of gear that was stolen, along with serial numbers, as we expect whomever committed this crime will be attempting to sell the gear. As a rental company, it’s crucial that we retain all the serial numbers of absolutely every single product that we own, right down to HDMI cables and memory cards. This information will be given to the officials as well as shared through a network used to track gear being sold online.
 
The good news for our company is no one was hurt during this. Though this is a big blow, our LensProToGo family and our customers are much more important to us than physical cameras and lenses. We are working extremely hard, as always, to make sure that our customers remain our number one priority.
 
An update will be posted later in the day. We ask that when we post the list of gear and serial numbers you please help us share the story to make sure whoever did this is caught.
 
For additional information on the matter, please contact meg@lensprotogo.com.
 
UPDATE: CUSTOMER INFORMATION SAFE
As an update to our above story and to address the small number of you with concerns over customer data, no company computers were stolen and customer data resides offsite. This event seems to clearly be focused on physical gear.
Post Date: 6/15/2015 4:14:54 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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