Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art, 135mm F1.8 Art and 70mm F2.8 MACRO Art Lenses for Sony E-Mount Now Shipping

Sigma Ships Its 14mm F1.8 Art, 135mm F1.8 Art and 70mm F2.8 MACRO Art Lenses for Sony E-Mount Cameras with Full-Frame Sensors

Via Sigma Press: Ronkonkoma, NY – August 9, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced availability of three of its interchangeable Art prime lenses for Sony E-mount camera systems – Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM ($1,599 USD), Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO ($569.00 USD) and Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM ($1,399 USD) – through authorized US retailers. Available
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Create Powerful Films with Hurlbut Visuals Course on Cinematography

PAY ATTENTION: When you decide to buy (and you will), make sure you use the code “plnt5d10” – it is NOT applied for you, you must copy and paste it.

You will get 10% off with that code!

But you HAVE to type it in when you're ordering or you will NOT get the discount!

If you've read planet5D in the past, you KNOW how much I love Shane Hurlbut. I have been blessed to be on set with Shane. I've seen him work. I've been in his classes. I know how much he teaches. If you want to learn
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Landscape photography, Smartphone photography, Colored lights, Visual Hyperstimulation and More – planetOids – 2018-08-14

Here are a few things we've found around the web that are cool. (Curated by Matthew Carew) This article talks about some of the ways that we are damaging the environment, as well as risking our own lives, to capture photos for social media. It is a very interesting article and I recommend it to everyone!
  • Why we need some perspective on landscape photography in the Instagram age (The Conversation)
Do you want to make your smartphone photos more professional? Well now is the time! For a limited time, this photography tutorial bundle is on sale! Check it
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From Groundbreaking Camera Movement to Revolutionary Human Mobility Invention: ZEEN

This year’s annual eg conference for “innovators in the world’s most creative industries” put the spotlight on a miraculous invention from a team of inventors called Exokinetics. Garrett Brown, the man behind the game-changing Steadicam and Skycam, and teammate Chris Fawcett, have developed a device called the Zeen to aid in the mobility of those battling age, injury, and disease. After decades of furthering the ability of camera movement and dynamic shots with the invention & evolution of the Steadicam and Skycam, Garrett and Chris have turned their skills towards helping the unfortunate and impaired by increasing human mobility and Continue reading "From Groundbreaking Camera Movement to Revolutionary Human Mobility Invention: ZEEN"

6 Camera Gear Storage Ideas in 90 Seconds

Looking to organize your ever-growing collection of cameras, lenses, and accessories? Here’s a short and sweet video in which Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography shares 6 DIY storage hacks in just 90 seconds. One thing to look out for when looking for an efficient way to store and retrieve your lenses is repurposing solutions that are actually designed for storing other things. In the video, Forbes shows how things like wine racks, lazy susans, and pantry sliding storage racks can be the perfect homes for your gear.

Hawaiian Comedy Webseries Making Laughs and Social Media Waves out in Honolulu

Think of the low-stakes, low production value of the hit comedy series The Office and throw in some genuine Hawaiian charm plus a few more expletives and you’ve got Waikiki PD. Produced by Orig Entertainment, this year’s new webseries takes a handful of hilarious Hawaiian character actors and plots them in ridiculous police situations making ludicrous comedy out of island police enforcement. This one here is my favorite episode, Jaywalking, with Officer Dan making another total mockery of Hawaiian police. Also watch their version of the Harlem Shake (only a few years behind the trend). Their series has been Continue reading "Hawaiian Comedy Webseries Making Laughs and Social Media Waves out in Honolulu"

NEW! Lensbaby Sol 45 and Sol 22: Easy As Tilt. Focus. Shoot.

Everyone is always looking for new lenses – especially ones that give special looks. We've featured several planet5D articles on Lensbaby lenses in the past and even interviewed the owner once way back when I was doing regular podcasts. And way back when Barry Andersson and I created one of the first shorts shot on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III called “Incident on Marmont Avenue” we used a LensBaby for the intro titles.

Lensbaby Just Announced!

Sol 45 & Sol 22 f/3.5 Selective Focus Lens | $199.95
Featuring 8.5º of tilt & 2 Bokeh
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Adorama Deals! Sony Trade-In and Lens Rebates, Olympus, Panasonic and Canon Summer Specials!

Sony Trade-In and Lens Rebates

Get up to $300 trade-in bonus plus new Sony lens rebates

Sony Semi-Annual Lens and Accessories Sale | Expires 09/08

See full list of Lens Bundles and Accessories HERE.

Sony Trade-in Bonus Special | Expires 09/08

See full list of Products Eligible for Trade Up Bonus HERE.

Olympus Late Summer Savings – Expires 09/01

Save Up to $150 Instant Rebates on Digital M. Zuiko Lenses

Panasonic

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Save 40% on Gear Rental Insurance with KitSplit Instant Insurance

I've told you about Kitsplit before because it is great idea. The problem of course is getting the word out and getting more people to know about it. Mainly, they're very active in New York and Los Angeles. But since I live in St. Louis, I'm still trying to get people to use it. In fact, I had my first rental of my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV just a few weeks ago. And it was seamless and easy. Cash in my pocket. Of course, one of the concerns is insurance and KitSplit just announced a 40% discount! Introducing KitSplit Instant Insurance
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Image Manipulation, Aerial Photographs for Tile Collection, Death of Photography, and More – planetOids – 2018-08-3

Here are a few things we've found around the web that are cool. (Curated by Matthew Carew) I think many people can relate to this article, as it talks about a subject that is often brought up and questioned: How much Photoshop is too much? With the ability to paste a dinosaur into a simple shot of a city in seconds, can these powers be abused and over-used? This article talks about this, and explains what a photographer did when her Photoshop use was in question.

Nikon Soon to Announce Launch into the Full Frame Mirrorless Market

Making sure Sony [Note: Sony Alpha a7 III with Special Price Available at Adorama] doesn’t get all the excitement and publicity around the full frame mirrorless camera movement, Nikon’s European team released a teaser video for their coming addition to the market. The theme of the video can surely be interpreted as “color without light,” subtly hinting at an emphasis on low-light capabilities. You can watch the video here:

Travel of Light

What we think we know about the imminent release of the Nikon full frame mirrorless line is that two cameras will be announced, a 25MP camera
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Winner Announcement! Tokina GIVEAWAY

Another super giveaway winner! Big thanks to Tokina for this fantastic offer. Via Tokina: We are thrilled to announce the winners of the Tokina FiRIN GIVEAWAY CAMPAIGN. The Grand prize which is two brand new Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE MF and Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF lenses goes to Mr. Adam from California (USA). Our warmest congratulations to Adam. Adam said: “Thank you Tokina and thank you planetMitch/planet5D for the work you all do!”   The Second prize which is two brand new Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF goes to Mr. Kevin L. from Houston TX,
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This is the First Teaser for Nikon’s New Mirrorless Camera

It’s no secret that Nikon is planning to launch a new full frame mirrorless camera system. And after months of rumors and speculation, Nikon has just released its first teaser for it. Just check out the 1.5-minute video above. Here’s the description of the video, titled “Travel of Light,” which is part of a larger campaign called “In Pursuit of Light“:
Countless rays of light come together, forming an image at the end of their long journey. Nikon’s ongoing mission heading into the future: to guide light into forming superb pictures.
Here are some still frames from
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Impressive New Product: Blackmagic Design Unveils the Powerful New Blackmagic eGPU for Mac

If you happen to be a creative professional or work with heavy creative workflow processing, you're going to want one of these, trust me. Designed specifically for enhancing the use of DaVinci Resolve, 3D games and VR, this eGPU can tackle far more. Video editing, image processing, and similar uses are all accelerated with the Blackmagic, bringing you the processing power of a bulky super computer right to your laptop. For those seeking ultimate power without going to a desktop, the Blackmagic eGPU's built in Radeon Pro 580 graphics processor opens up processing power to your MacBook Pro unlike
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planetOids – 2018-07-17 – DJI Mavic 2, Nikon 1, Nikon 1 series, Skateboarding photography, Nikon mirrorless camera, Moods of mob, Moods of mob app

planetMitch note: We've started a new series! Here are a few things we've found around the web that are cool. Curated by Matthew Carew. If you haven’t heard yet, I’ll be the one to tell you! As a huge fan and customer of DJI, this news comes as very exciting to me! A recently leaked photo by DroneDJ (linked below) shows what appears to be a drone with the writing Mavic 2 on one of the arms. This article by DroneDJ discusses the drone and some of the features that it may have! Leave a comment if you think you’ll Continue reading "planetOids – 2018-07-17 – DJI Mavic 2, Nikon 1, Nikon 1 series, Skateboarding photography, Nikon mirrorless camera, Moods of mob, Moods of mob app"

planetOids – 2018-07-12 – The Rise of Mirrorless Cameras, Sony RX100 VI Review, Gladius Underwater Drone, Free Joby and More

planetMitch note: We've started a new series! Here are a few things we've found around the web that are cool. Curated by Matthew Carew. We’ve all heard the word ‘mirrorless’ more frequently than ever recently, but many of us choose to stick with our mirrored DSLRs. But is a new age of photography coming? This article discusses the rise of mirrorless cameras and explains why the future of photography and videography may be changed forever.
  • Is the Photography World Really About to Change Completely? (fstoppers)
$1,200 for a point and shoot camera!? The Sony RX100 VI made headlines
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Frame.io Releases New Security Updates and Earns Top Compliance Rating

planetMitch note: Introducing William Spencer – now a contributing writer for planet5D.  Frame.io is hitting the news yet again, and we’re just as excited for the amazing video management platform as we were when we started covering its rise. If you were ever worried about your data protection with Frame.io, fret no longer. Frame.io has been granted SOC2 Type1 Compliance. The security team made major developments and endured a very thorough (and probably super expensive) audit to achieve this status. If you couldn’t use Frame.io because of company security policies, we hope you give them a
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Introducing Clar Lighting Brand, Adorama Deals: Zhiyun Crane 2 Gimbal Sale and Nikon Rebates

Introducing Clar: Adorama’s New Line of Lighting Equipment

Via Adorama: Whether you’re shooting photo or video, it’s tough to capture high-quality shots without a good source of light — that’s why most industry professionals rely on top-quality lighting equipment. Yes, sometimes you’re lucky enough to have natural light (a photographer’s — and videographer’s — dream!) but if you’re filming commercial work or weddings, you’ll undoubtedly be faced with poor lighting situations like dim reception halls or office buildings. To help photographers and videographers light their shots effectively, Adorama is unveiling a new line of affordable and diverse lighting
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planetOids – 2018-07-09 – Best Photo Editing Apps, Inventions for Wildlife Photography, Nikon Mirrorless Cameras, Fuji Rebates and more

planetMitch note: We've started a new series! Here are a few things we've found around the web that are cool. Curated by Matthew Carew. Get the latest Deals on Camera Gear HERE. This article lists some of the best photo-editing apps for landscape photos. It can be useful for people who are interested in phone editing of landscape photos, and for people who are on the go.
  • 16 of the Best Apps for Landscape Photography (PetaPixel)
Ever wondered how those talented nature photographers capture the moment a lion is in the middle of its roar? Or the moment
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