Nikon Coolpix A Gets a Big Price Drop

Nikon Coolpix P7700

Nikon’s compact DX-format camera, the Coolpix A, finally got a much needed price drop from north of $1000 down to $699.

The Coolpix A was an impressive little camera from the start – with its 18.5mm f/2.8 lens (28mm equivalent) and a 16.2MP APS-C sensor. The price was just eye-rolling high at $1100. At $699, I can definitely see this camera getting a lot more action. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Photography as Meditation – New Book

Photography as Meditation

Photography as Meditation is a new book from photographer Torsten Andreas Hoffman.

In this book, Torsten Andreas Hoffmann explores an approach to artistic photography based on Japanese Zen Philosophy. Meditation and photography have much in common: both are based in the present moment, both require complete focus, and both are most successful when the mind is free from distracting thoughts. Hoffman shows how meditation can lead to the source of inspiration.

The goal of this book is to develop your photographic expression. It provides enrichment for photographers who believe that only technical mastery produces great images and shows how important it is to engage with your own awareness to act creatively.

Photography as Meditation retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $28.03 on Amazon.com.

27″ iMac w/ 5K Display Now Available for Pre-Order at B&H

5K-iMac

B&H now has multiple configurations of the new 27″ iMac with Retina 5K display available for pre-order. While the base model is only $2494, I think the one to get is probably the 4GHz Core i7 with 4GB VRAM and only 8GB RAM for $2999. Then pick up some aftermarket OWC or Crucial RAM for a fraction of what Apple charges. Check out all of the configurations here at B&H Photo.