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Weekly Assignment 618 winner: Foggy14 Aug 20, 2014

Congratulations to Foggy14 for winning WA 618, based on the theme: Distortion.

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Weekly Assignment 619 just started with theme: "Message"
Deadline: August 27th noon - Participate!
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Aug 15th - Featured Thread Winners! Aug 16, 2014
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Landscape Photographer:
Spellbound by Mark Metternich

Nature & Wildlife:
A little bit of everything by Chris Schlaf

People Photography:
Calistoga Family Shoot by Dentx

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Roger Cicala tests the 40mm f/0.85 Ibelux Aug 15, 2014
Roger Cicala tests the 40mm f/0.85 Ibelux
From the LensRentals Blog:
"Letís face it, everyone. Right in the center, even at f/0.85, the Ibelux 40mm is as good as, or a bit better than, the Canon 50mm f/1.2. Stopped down to f/1.4 (thereís no f/1.2 click on the Ibelux) itís clearly better in the center. Away from center, the Canon is clearly better.
This is an amazing optical performance, though, and for an f/0.85 lens, simply amazing. In my expectations at the beginning of this article, I never expected this lens to do this well in the center. I didnít even consider it a possibility.
I canít tell you that itís worth $2,000 to you, but I can certainly say itís not overpriced for what it offers. This is an excellent lens."

The Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85 Lens for Sony E Mount is available for pre-order at B&H Photo for $2,079.
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Weekly Assignment 617 winner: Klaus Priebe Aug 13, 2014

Congratulations to Klaus Priebe for winning WA 617, based on the theme: Futuristic.

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Weekly Assignment 618 just started with theme: "Books"
Deadline: August 20th noon - Participate!
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Aug 8th - Featured Thread Winners! Aug 09, 2014
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Landscape Photographer:
Awakening Torres by ArturS

Nature & Wildlife:
Black Bear Bonanza, Part I by mitesh

People Photography:
(NSFW) by kino

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Weekly Assignment 616 winner: pike40 Aug 06, 2014

Congratulations to pike40 for winning WA 616, based on the theme: Foolish.

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Weekly Assignment 617 just started with theme: "Distortion"
Deadline: August 13th noon - Participate!
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Aug 1st - Featured Thread Winners! Aug 02, 2014
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Landscape Photographer:
Ruby Beach, Washington by harshaj1

Nature & Wildlife:
Trees - Water - Costa Rica by teked

People Photography:
Jenny by hcm228

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Monthly Assignment 122 winner: DianeinCR Aug 01, 2014

Congratulations to DianeinCR for winning MA 122, based on the theme: Abstract.

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Monthly Assignment 123 just started with theme: "Scale"
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Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS Tear-Down and Imatest Jul 31, 2014
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS Tear-Down and Imatest
Roger Cicalla at LensRentals.com teared down the newly released Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS lens. The article called:
Of Course We Took One Apart, shows improvement in weather sealing design and engineering.

Here is an excerpt:
"Now that Iíve seen the insides Iím very optimistic that this lens will be less likely to deteriorate optically over time, and will be more easily corrected when it does. We wonít know for sure until weíve got a yearís experience with it, of course, but from a design and assembly standpoint it looks really, really good."

In another blog article, Roger compares Canon's super wide angle lenses. The new EF 16-35mm f/4L IS is the best performing ultra wide angle from Canon currently. See the results.

B&H Photo has limited stock of the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS with free expedited shipping within the USA.

Canon EF 16Ė35mm f/4L IS USM lens ($1,199)

B&H Photo | Adorama
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Lightroom 5.6 Now Available Jul 31, 2014
Lightroom 5.6 Now Available

Lightroom 5.6 is now available as a final release on Adobe.com and through the update mechanism in Lightroom 5.

The goal of this release is to provide support for additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.
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Weekly Assignment 615 winner: monday Jul 30, 2014

Congratulations to monday for winning WA 615, based on the theme: In the News.

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Weekly Assignment 616 just started with theme: "Futuristic"
Deadline: August 6th noon - Participate!
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Nikon D810 now In Stock at B&H Photo Jul 29, 2014
Nikon D810 now In Stock at B&H Photo

B&H Photo has receive limited stock of the Nikon D810 DSLR Camera.

Nikon D810 DSLR Camera (Body Only) for $3,296.95
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Jul 25th - Featured Thread Winners! Jul 26, 2014
Here are the Feature Thread Winners based on your votes:

Landscape Photographer:
Milky Way watching over the Bristlecone by rparchen

Nature & Wildlife:
Mo' Yellow Crowns by Herb Houghton

People Photography:
Famed bass player Charlie Haden by Peter Figen

760 views
Nikon D810: The New DxOMark Full Frame Leader Jul 25, 2014
Nikon D810: New DxOMark full frame leader
DxOmark just posted their review on the new Nikon D810 SLR. It's very likely it uses the same D800E and Sony A7r sensors but Nikon has managed to squeeze even better performance. It's currently the new Full Frame sensor leader.

Here is an excerpt:
"Overall we could hardly expect a major-breakthrough in a mid-term update like this but it is nonetheless an excellent result. Landscape and Architecture and Interior photographers will welcome the new lower native ISO (now ISO 64) and with it the slight increase in dynamic range. New features, such the electronic second curtain and improved mirror balancer are sensible additions for high resolution captures. Anyone who hesitated over investing in one of the D800 models will likely find the extended capabilities of the Nikon D810 sorely tempting."

Pre-order your D810 SLR today:

B&H Photo | Adorama
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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art now In Stock Jul 24, 2014
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art now in Stock
B&H Photo just informed me they received a limit quantity of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Canon EF mount.

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art $949 with free expedited shipping
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Reviews:
  1. DXOMark
  2. ThePhoblographer
  3. SLRGear
  4. Dpreview Lab test
  5. The-Digital-Picture
  6. LensTip
12 posts  |  2250 views
Weekly Assignment 614 winner: James Markus Jul 23, 2014

Congratulations to James Markus for winning WA 614, based on the theme: Old School.

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Weekly Assignment 615 just started with theme: "Foolish"
Deadline: July 30th noon - Participate!
10 posts  |  1557 views
New HCam TS Master 14-24mm Jul 22, 2014
New HCam TS Master 14-24mm
HCam TS Master 14-24mm: Tilt and Shift adapter for the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 and Sony A7R.

Features:
  1. 5mm shift bidirectional at 14mm
  2. 10mm shift bidirectional at 18mm
  3. 7mm shift bidirectional at 24mm
From HCam.de:
The quality of the Nikon 14-24mm is well known to be on top of superwideangles, to be compared with the best Zeiss Primes like the 15mm Distagon but with less distortions.

Even shifted and stitched at 14mm you will get about 34x46mm or if used on an HCam-B1 (or an FPS) with an IQ250 a full shot with 14mm focal length.

Parts will be sold separately if needed.
Nikon 14-24mm lenses may be also serviced and modded.
Prices still to be determined. Check out their Facebook page.
12 posts  |  3227 views
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR - $2,559 Shipped Jul 21, 2014
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR - $2,559 Shipped
eBay's AllNewShop (99.5% approval) is selling the full frame Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR body for $2,559 with free shipping.

Compare at $3,199.00 after $200.00 mail-in rebate.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $2,559 at Ebay.
13 posts  |  2761 views
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