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16 December 2017, Saturday

Ken Rockwell's Updates - Sat, 16/12/2017 - 5:00pm
eBay Finds

There's a new autofocus 800mm f/5.6 Sigma for Canon EF that appeared on eBay, and the Nikon 13mm f/5.6 auction ends today at 11PM NYC time (8PM California time) and may be the last chance you'll have in years to get a Nikon 13mm.

Be sure to read How to Win at eBay.

 

Canon 35mm f/2.8 Macro Review

Canon EF-s 35mm f/2.8 IS STM Macro.

NEW: Canon 35mm f/2.8 Macro Review.

A fantastic little lens, superb for use as an all-around normal lens.

 

Canon Weekend Deals

This weekend only:

All Bundles include the Battery Grip Pixma Pro-100 printer and the Photo Paper. Use Coupon code CA1217DEAL on checkout to get these prices after rebate:

5D Mark IV: $2,849.00 after rebate with coupon code CA1217DEAL on checkout.

5D Mark IV w/24-105mm f/4L IS II: $3,749.00 after rebate with coupon code CA1217DEAL on checkout.

5D Mark IV w/24-70mm f/4L IS: $3,599.00 after rebate with coupon code CA1217DEAL on checkout.

6D Mark II: $1,349.00 after rebate with coupon code CA1217DEAL on checkout.

6D Mark II w/24-105mm f/4L IS II: $2,249.00 after rebate with coupon code CA1217DEAL on checkout.

6D Mark II w/24-105mm IS STM: $1,749.00 after rebate with coupon code CA1217DEAL on checkout.

 

More Holiday Deals

Limited time:

Benro C373F Carbon Fiber Video Tripod with Head: Regular Price $599, Sale Price $299.95.

Sachtler Ace XL Tripod System with CF Legs and Ground Spreader: Regular Price $1,092.50, Sale Price $899.

Klipsch RP-440WF HD Wireless Floorstanding Speakers & more: regular price $5,095,   Sale Price $1,500 the pair.

Flashpoint StreakLight 360 Ws Flash TTL for Canon with BP-960 Power Pack: Regular Price $499, now $299 with coupon code 12152017 on checkout.

 

15 December 2017, Friday

Ken Rockwell's Updates - Fri, 15/12/2017 - 5:00pm
New: iMac Pro.

Hottest Macs ever.

 

More Holiday Deals

Fujifilm X-E2S w/14mm F2.8R & Grip Regular Price $1,717.95  Sale Price $999.

DJI Mavic Pro - Fly More Combo Reg Price $1,299 Sale Price $899.

Dell S2418H 24" Monitor w/internal speakers Regular Price $190 Sale Price $130.

Asus ROG Strix GL502VM 15.6" Notebook Computer Regular Price $1,200 Sale Price $949.

Asus ROG Strix GL502VM 15.6" Notebook Computer Regular Price $1,299 Sale Price $999.

Fender T-Bucket 300-CE v3 Acoustic Electric Guitar Regular Price $300 Sale Price $199.

Apple 21.5" 4K iMac $949.

Apple 27" 5K iMac $1,299.

 

SLC-1L-01: One Speedlight Outdoors — Find Shade

Strobist - Fri, 15/12/2017 - 8:11am


There is an inherent tradeoff when using small speedlights outdoors in daylight. They are light, and convenient and cheap. But they don't have a ton of power.

And the aggravating factor is the relationship between a small flash and a bright environment. Which is, in turn, governed by our sync speed. And by this I mean our natural speed limit for flash, absent power-robbing gimmicks like high-speed sync (HSS).

At a sync speed of 1/250th of a second, even at a low ISO, you are probably going to be at f/16 in full sun. That's a small aperture, which means your flash will be working hard to create a full exposure.

Because of that, working in full sun with speedlights usually means we lack the power that we need. Certainly, we don't have enough power to push the flash's light through a softening modifier to look nice.

The solution: Get more power... or find some shade. Read more »

Whatta Morning!

Moose Peterson - Wildlife Photography - Fri, 15/12/2017 - 7:30am
Bosque is so good for the soul! And it doesn’t suck for photography either. But mornings […]

Mastering Nikon Wireless Flash Class

Moose Peterson - Wildlife Photography - Fri, 15/12/2017 - 5:50am
Very excited to announce the release of my Mastering Nikon Wireless Flash Class on KelbyOne. Click […]

14 December 2017, Thursday

Ken Rockwell's Updates - Thu, 14/12/2017 - 5:00pm

In-Stock: Canon 50mm f/2.8 TS-E (limited stock).

 

14 December 2017, Thursday

Ken Rockwell's Updates - Thu, 14/12/2017 - 5:00pm
More Holiday Deals

Fujifilm X-E2S w/14mm F2.8R & Grip Regular Price $1,717.95  Sale Price $999.

DJI Mavic Pro - Fly More Combo Reg Price $1,299 Sale Price $899.

Dell S2418H 24" Monitor w/internal speakers Regular Price $190 Sale Price $130.

Asus ROG Strix GL502VM 15.6" Notebook Computer Regular Price $1,200 Sale Price $949.

Asus ROG Strix GL502VM 15.6" Notebook Computer Regular Price $1,299 Sale Price $999.

Fender T-Bucket 300-CE v3 Acoustic Electric Guitar Regular Price $300 Sale Price $199.

Apple 21.5" 4K iMac $949.

Apple 27" 5K iMac $1,299.

 

In-Stock: Canon 50mm f/2.8 TS-E (limited stock).

 

Long or Short?

Moose Peterson - Wildlife Photography - Thu, 14/12/2017 - 2:30am
You wanna show in your photograph “mass” but don’t know which lens to use. This is […]

Yes, D850 Detail Wins the Day!

Moose Peterson - Wildlife Photography - Wed, 13/12/2017 - 11:30pm
I’ve been coming to witness the magic of Bosque del Apache for nearly thirty years. A […]

13 December 2017, Wednesday

Ken Rockwell's Updates - Wed, 13/12/2017 - 5:00pm
Holiday Sale on Phil Steele Photography Courses

My friend Phil Steele is having a private holiday sale on his courses. Phil's tutorials are the best I've seen; check out his previews and see for yourself. He has a 60-day no-risk money-back guarantee, so you've got nothing to lose and everything to gain. You can watch them from anywhere on just about anything, far better than a book, file or eBook.

SAVE 33%: Secrets of Successful Event Photography.

SAVE 30%: Lightroom Made Easy.

SAVE 30%: Photoshop Basics for Photographers.

SAVE 30%: Pro Portraits with Off-Camera Flash.

 

External Drive Sale

B&H has loads of drives on sale.

I've used Super Duper probably every day for over 15 years to clone my Mac's hard drive every afternoon to one of several alternating portable drives. I rotate these among several remote locations, and always have one with me when I travel so I always have a backup in case my house explodes, and also always have access to everything I've ever done.

I used to use Norton Ghost back in the old days to do the same with Windows before I upgraded to Mac in 2000.

Super Duper makes bootable copies, so it's trivial to boot from the backup drive on any other borrowed computer, and voilà, I'm up and running everything as if I was on my main computer!

I run a "smart" backup that only takes about 15 minutes to update whatever's changed since the last backup, and bingo, I have an exact bit-for-bit bootable copy of my drive and I'm on my way. If my house melts down, no big deal; it's all with me.

Since I don't bother with raw files, everything I've ever created digitally is on one 1TB drive for the SSD in my Mac Pro, and a second 4TB drive for the rest of my photo and video files that won't fit on the Mac's SSD. Every bit of film I've ever scanned or had scanned is also on these drives. Ditto for my music and video iTunes library that I've been building for over 10 years — 1,500 CDs and hundreds of my family home movie videos I transfer from DVD are with me.

Every year or so I have a problem or do something stupid, and these backups have always saved me — no lost files, ever. Heck, I back up my iPhones and iPads to my Mac, and these backups are on the Mac and thus in my portable drives as well.

I also attach another drive to my Mac and let it run Time Machine, just because I can. My pictures are kind of important to me, and with this system I've so far looked like a genius for decades anytime something bad happens.

 

Deals-of-the-Day

Adorama's Daily Deals  

Amazon's Deals-of-the-Day

B&H's Deal Zone (deals-of-the-day)

B&H's latest holiday sales

Crutchfield's Holiday Specials

 

13 December 2017, Wednesday

Ken Rockwell's Updates - Wed, 13/12/2017 - 5:00pm

In-Stock: Canon 50mm f/2.8 TS-E.

 

Holiday Sale on Phil Steele Photography Courses

My friend Phil Steele is having a private holiday sale on his courses. Phil's tutorials are the best I've seen; check out his previews and see for yourself. He has a 60-day no-risk money-back guarantee, so you've got nothing to lose and everything to gain. You can watch them from anywhere on just about anything, far better than a book, file or eBook.

SAVE 33%: Secrets of Successful Event Photography.

SAVE 30%: Lightroom Made Easy.

SAVE 30%: Photoshop Basics for Photographers.

SAVE 30%: Pro Portraits with Off-Camera Flash.

 

External Drive Sale

B&H has loads of drives on sale.

I've used Super Duper probably every day for over 15 years to clone my Mac's hard drive every afternoon to one of several alternating portable drives. I rotate these among several remote locations, and always have one with me when I travel so I always have a backup in case my house explodes, and also always have access to everything I've ever done.

I used to use Norton Ghost back in the old days to do the same with Windows before I upgraded to Mac in 2000.

Super Duper makes bootable copies, so it's trivial to boot from the backup drive on any other borrowed computer, and voilà, I'm up and running everything as if I was on my main computer!

I run a "smart" backup that only takes about 15 minutes to update whatever's changed since the last backup, and bingo, I have an exact bit-for-bit bootable copy of my drive and I'm on my way. If my house melts down, no big deal; it's all with me.

Since I don't bother with raw files, everything I've ever created digitally is on one 1TB drive for the SSD in my Mac Pro, and a second 4TB drive for the rest of my photo and video files that won't fit on the Mac's SSD. Every bit of film I've ever scanned or had scanned is also on these drives. Ditto for my music and video iTunes library that I've been building for over 10 years — 1,500 CDs and hundreds of my family home movie videos I transfer from DVD are with me.

Every year or so I have a problem or do something stupid, and these backups have always saved me — no lost files, ever. Heck, I back up my iPhones and iPads to my Mac, and these backups are on the Mac and thus in my portable drives as well.

I also attach another drive to my Mac and let it run Time Machine, just because I can. My pictures are kind of important to me, and with this system I've so far looked like a genius for decades anytime something bad happens.

 

Deals-of-the-Day

Adorama's Daily Deals  

Amazon's Deals-of-the-Day

B&H's Deal Zone (deals-of-the-day)

B&H's latest holiday sales

Crutchfield's Holiday Specials

 

Elegance on Ice

Moose Peterson - Wildlife Photography - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:30pm
A very special place for critters, birds, Sandhill Cranes, in particular, is Bosque del Apache NWR. […]

12 December 2017, Tuesday

Ken Rockwell's Updates - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 5:00pm
New Big Bags from Think Tank

Think Tank Video Tripod Manager

Think Tank Video Tripod Manager 44 Rolling Bag. bigger.

Think Tank just released their largest rolling bag ever, specifically designed to hold tripods up to 40" long.

 

Nikon Sale

New Nikon Sale.

D750 & grip deal.

Nikon D500 DSLR Camera Body with Storage Kit.

 

Canon Sale

This week only:

5D Mark IV DSLR Camera Body and Storage Kit, and also as a kit with printer with different things for the same ultimiate price.

5D Mark III DSLR Camera Body with Storage Kit

6D Mark II DSLR Camera Body with Storage Kit and as a kit with printer amd differentthings for the same ultimate price.

Rebel T6i DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens: $599!

More Canon DSLRs w/free printer with deep discount deals.

 

Sony Sale

A7 RII.

A6300.

 

Fuji Sale

Today only: Fujifilm X-T1 with 18-55mm Lens: $849 ($250 Savings)

X-T1, grip & lens.

 

Apple Sales

This week only:

New iPads for $299!

iPad Pro $729.

 

More Sales

Drones & Camera deals at B&H.

Tripod on sale at B&H.

 

Grail

The Nikon 13mm f/5.6 for actual auction on eBay is up to only $8,100, but as those of you who Know How to Win at eBay know, the actual price won't be known until the very last second of bidding.

 

350Z

Completely on-topic, my mom-in-law in Palm Desert, California has a pretty much unused Nissan 350Z Touring for sale. Check it out if you want an original classic car that's rarely left the garage.

 

Moose Podcast 61

Moose Peterson - Wildlife Photography - Mon, 11/12/2017 - 11:30pm
In this episode Don't Be a Photographer

10 December 2017, Sunday

Ken Rockwell's Updates - Sun, 10/12/2017 - 5:00pm

Nikon 13mm

Nikon 13mm f/5.6 AI-s.

All Hail the Grail

I just found a Nikon 13mm f/5.6 for actual auction on eBay. These only turn up once every few years, and no Nikon collection has much value unless it has at least one of these. (See my Nikon 13mm review.)

These usually sell for $20,000 ~ $30,000, so if you want it you have a week to read my How to Win at eBay series and get it for yourself.

 

10 December 2017, Sunday

Ken Rockwell's Updates - Sun, 10/12/2017 - 5:00pm

Nikon 13mm

Nikon 13mm f/5.6 AI-s.

All Hail the Grail

I just found a Nikon 13mm f/5.6 for actual auction on eBay. These only turn up once every few years, and no Nikon collection has much value unless it has at least one of these. (See my Nikon 13mm review.)

These usually sell for $20,000 ~ $30,000, so if you want it you have a week to read my How to Win at eBay series and get it for yourself.

 

10 December 2017, Sunday

Ken Rockwell's Updates - Sun, 10/12/2017 - 5:00pm
Nikon Sale

New Nikon Sale.

 

More Sales

Drones & Camera deals at B&H.

Tripod on sale at B&H.

 

Grail

The Nikon 13mm f/5.6 for actual auction on eBay is up to only $8,100, but as those of you who Know How to Win at eBay know, the actual price won't be known until the very last second of bidding.

 

350Z

Completely on-topic, my mom-in-law in Palm Desert, California has a pretty much unused Nissan 350Z Touring for sale. Check it out if you want an original classic car that's rarely left the garage.

 

Nikon 13mm

Nikon 13mm f/5.6 AI-s.

All Hail the Grail

I just found a Nikon 13mm f/5.6 for actual auction on eBay. These only turn up once every few years, and no Nikon collection has much value unless it has at least one of these. (See my Nikon 13mm review.)

These usually sell for $20,000 ~ $30,000, so if you want it you have a week to read my How to Win at eBay series and get it for yourself.

 

Dec 7th, “a date which will live in infamy”

Moose Peterson - Wildlife Photography - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 2:11am
They were high school juniors and seniors when they heard on the radio the attack on […]

07 December 2017, Thursday

Ken Rockwell's Updates - Thu, 07/12/2017 - 5:00pm

Fearless Photographer

Fearless Photographer book

If you haven't already, check out my friend Dave Wyman's book Fearless Photographer: Nature. It's a great book by an actual photographer who's been shooting every day for almost 70 years — and still has no problem riding his bike 100 miles in a day. Dave has learned a lot with all this shooting and with many decades of leading photo tours, and writes well and shows much more practical information in a format we can use compared to a common photo book.

It's loaded with photos and useful information — it's not the usual throw-away book just loaded with computer screen shots. It applies from beginner to advanced, and applies to digital and film.

More Recommended Books.

 

Video Accessories sale at B&H.

This means deals on memory cards, too.

 

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