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 Monday, December 29, 2014
Sigma Logo
From Sigma:
 
Sigma Corporation would like to announce the availability of two types of new tele converters. Please note that the SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports requires an update to the firmware to make it compatible with the SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 and SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2001.
 
For those who own the SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports and considering using it with either the SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 or SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2001, please follow the steps below to update the firmware of the lens.
 
Please be advised that the updated version of firmware will make it compatible with the new tele converters, however it will also make it incompatible with conventional APO TELE CONVERTER 1.4x EX DG and APO TELE CONVERTER 2x EX DG.For further information, please contact your nearest authorized subsidiary / distributor of SIGMA.
 
For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK
Please start up the SIGMA Optimization Pro software and update the firmware of the SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports.
 
There will be the optimized firmware compatible with the new tele converters (Sigma: Ver. 1.01, Nikon: Ver. 1.02, Canon: Ver. 1.03), currently scheduled for release on October 24th.
 
For customers who do not own SIGMA USB DOCK
We are going to start the service for update on October 27th.
 
Please contact our Service department with any further detail or question.
 
Compatibility table for SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 and TC-2001
 
SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401SIGMA
879563
SIGMA
879556
SIGMA
879549
120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM | SportsAF*1AF*2AF*3
150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | SportsAF*4AF*4AF*4
150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | ContemporaryAF*4AF*4AF*4

SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2001SIGMA
870560
SIGMA
870553
SIGMA
870546
120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM | SportsAF*1AF*2AF*3
150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | SportsMFMFMF
150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | ContemporaryMFMFMF

* Apart from the lenses in the table, new tele converters are not compatible.
*1 It becomes compatible with the new tele converters once the lens firmware is updated to Ver. 1.01 or later.
*2 It becomes compatible with the new tele converters once the lens firmware is updated to Ver. 1.02 or later.
*3 It becomes compatible with the new tele converters once the lens firmware is updated to Ver. 1.03 or later.
*4 When SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 is attached to cameras that are compatible with AF at F8, it is possible to shoot with AF. In cases where contrast or brightness level of the shooting object is low, it may not focus properly.

 
B&H carries the Sigma TC-1401 and TC-2001 Teleconverters and the USB Dock.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 12/29/2014 10:24:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
PNY Elite Performance 64GB Class 10 90MB/s SDXC Memory Card
For today only, Amazon has the PNY Elite Performance 64GB Class 10 90MB/s SDXC Memory Card available for $23.99. Compare at $29.95.
Manfrotto MK055XPRO3-BH Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head
B&H has the Manfrotto MK055XPRO3-BH Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head available for $249.88 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $359.88.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 17.6 lb
  • Max Height: 72.1"
  • Min Height: 3.5"
  • Folded Length: 29.1"
  • Leg Sections: 3
  • Weight: 6.8 lb
  • 90° Center Column
  • 498RC2 Midi Ball Head
  • Quick-Release Plate
Post Date: 12/29/2014 8:19:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens
There were a modest number of new products announced during the last twelve months. Most of the newly announced products were interesting or impressive for one reason or another, but only a handful made us smile every time we touched the gear. Below you'll find our top picks for the gear released in 2014.
 
Favorite Gear of 2014 (In Order of Release)
 
  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens – The highly anticipated big brother of the highly successful Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens, the 50mm f/1.4 Art left us awestruck with its OTUS-like, wide-open image quality. The lens is solidly built, looks great, and focuses quickly. For anyone looking for the highest quality 50mm autofocus lens, look no further – the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens is in a league of its own.
     
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens – Announced in May alongside the EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM, the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM became Canon's first wide angle, full-frame zoom lens with image stabilization. Once we got our hands on lens, we were immediately impressed with its corner to corner image quality. With remarkable image quality, an excellent IS implantation and a 77mm front filter size, this lens is proving to be an essential tool for many landscape photographers and DSLR video shooters. It has quickly become one of Bryan's favorite lenses to travel with.
     
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR – How about a 1D X autofocus system in a rugged, crop-sensor body that can shoot at 10 frames per second? Want a Dual Pixel Sensor allowing for great autofocus in video mode? Done.
     
    The original EOS 7D was a very popular camera for Canon shooters. So popular, in fact, that Canon kept producing it as a "current" camera for well over four years. The good news for Canon fans was that the EOS 7D's successor was worth the wait – the EOS 7D Mark II is an awesome camera. With a 65-Point All Cross Type AF system, 150,000-pixel RGB+IR 252-zone metering sensor, 10 frames-per-second burst rate, built-in intervalometer, Dual Pixel sensor and increased weather sealing, this will be the top camera choice among wildlife and sports shooters who can't justify the investment in Canon's top-of-the-line full-framer, the EOS 1D X. That said, the 7D II will also make a great second camera investment for anyone using an EOS 5D III as their primary body. For what it's worth, both Bryan and I have invested in EOS 7D IIs for our own personal imaging kits.
     
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens – Considering that the original Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM was first released in 1998, there's no wonder why there was such a pent up demand for an upgrade. Last month, Canon finally announced the aging lens's successor – the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM – to much fanfare and excitement. With this lens in-house, it's impressed us with its image quality, improved IS system, and fast and accurate AF. Good things come to those who wait; and in this case, the long wait has led to a great lens for sports and wildlife shooters.
Post Date: 12/29/2014 7:38:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, December 28, 2014
Canon VIXIA Mini Camcorder - White
For today only, B&H has the Canon VIXIA Mini Camcorder (White) available for $129.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $299.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/28/2014 7:58:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, December 27, 2014
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Through December 30, purchase the 12-month plan for Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan through Amazon and receive a free $30 Amazon promotional credit. The promotional code will be sent with redemption instructions via email by February 14, 2015.
 
The Creative Cloud Photography Plan is only $9.99 per month and includes Photoshop CC and Photoshop Lightroom 5. Considering you get $30.00 in Amazon credit, it's like getting three free months of the Photography Plan!
 
Note from Sean: I've been a Creative Cloud Photography Plan customer for quite some time now, and I'm a big fan. The value of the plan (with Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 combined) far exceeds the monthly investment.
Post Date: 12/27/2014 9:39:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, December 26, 2014
Atomos Shogun 4K HDMI/12G-SDI Recorder and 7
B&H has the Atomos Shogun 4K HDMI/12G-SDI Recorder and 7" Monitor in stock with free expedited shipping.
Post Date: 12/26/2014 10:18:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Pelican 1510-004-110 Case with Padded Dividers
Amazon is featuring Select Pelican Cases as its Gold Box Deal of the Day. Most of the cases are available at 60% off or more.
 
Featured Pelican Cases
 
  • Pelican 1510-000-110 Carry On Case with Pick 'N' Puck Foam
  • Pelican 1510-004-110 Case with Padded Dividers
  • Pelican 1650 Case with Foam for Camera
  • Pelican 1620 Case with Foam for Camera
  • Pelican 1660 Case with Foam for Camera
  • Pelican 1610 Case with Foam for Camera
  • Pelican 1400 Case with Foam for Camera
  • Pelican 1560 Case with Foam for Camera
Post Date: 12/26/2014 10:14:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
AdoramaPix Logo
Through 12/29, use coupon code PXCOUNTD25 at AdoramaPix to receive 25% off every product they offer.
 
Available Products
 
  • Photo Books
  • Hudson Albums
  • Photo Prints
  • Acrylic Prints
  • Canvas Prints
  • Metal Prints
  • Greeting Cards
  • Calendars
Note from Sean: For what it's worth, I took advantage of the free calendar deal (now expired) that we posted a week ago. The calendar arrived yesterday (sooner than expected) and looked great. I have always been pleased with the items I received from AdoramaPix and, as such, they have thoroughly earned the title of my preferred print retailer.
Post Date: 12/26/2014 7:20:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Want smooth, professional slider shots without having to pay a premium for the gear? This DIY solution may be exactly what you need...
 
The guys over at Rhino Camera Gear have created a fully illustrated PDF explaining how you can make the slider featured in the video above for around $75.00.
 
Using the links above, just sign up for the Rhino Camera Gear email list in order to receive a download link for the free instructional PDF.
Post Date: 12/26/2014 6:50:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, December 25, 2014
My family and I wish you and yours the merriest Christmas and wish you love, joy and peace throughout the next year.
 
Thanks for your continued support!
Post Date: 12/25/2014 8:31:59 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens
I know that many of you were waiting on this one: Image quality results from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II have now been added to Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens page.
 
Again, preorder your Canon EF 100-400mm L IS II USM Lens now at B&H.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/24/2014 10:03:03 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera
The Canon Store has select Refurbished DSLR Cameras discounted at 10-30% off. Standard shipping is free or use coupon code RUDOLPH to receive overnight shipping for only $9.00.
 
In Stock Gear
 
Refurbished ItemOrig PriceSavingsSale Price
Canon EOS 6D Body1,439.20143.921,295.28
Canon EOS 70D + EF-S 18-135mm IS STM1,239.20185.881,053.32
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 18-135 IS1,151.36115.141,036.22
Canon EOS 70D + EF-S 18-55mm IS STM1,079.20329.21749.99
Canon EOS 7D Body959.36279.37679.99
Canon EOS 70D Body959.20143.88815.32
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 + EF-S 18-55 IS STM599.99150.00449.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3i + EF-S 18-55 IS479.99120.00359.99
Canon EOS Rebel T5 + EF-S 18-55 IS II439.9990.00349.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3 + EF-S 18-55 IS359.99110.00249.99
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/23/2014 3:11:36 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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For a limited time, Adorama is offering free membership in their VIP Program ($149.00 value).
 
VIP Benefits Include
 
  • Exclusive Discounts
  • VIP Only Products
  • Free Photography Education
  • Exclusive VIP Contests
  • CreativeLive! Free Online Course (after qualifying purchase)
  • Free 8x8, 10-page Hard Cover, Lay-Flat Photo Book (after qualifying purchase)
Post Date: 12/23/2014 2:31:02 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens
Hot Deal: eBay (via deals-all-year) has the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens (review) available for $189.99 with free shipping. Compare at $299.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/23/2014 2:23:17 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens
Image quality results from the Canon EOS 60D have now been added to Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens page.
 
Here is a preloaded comparison between the version I and II lenses tested on the 60D. The difference is very noticeable.
 
Next up: Image quality results from the EOS 7D Mark II. The 7D II is sharper at the same sharpness setting and this should be reflected in the results.
 
B&H has significant quantities of the Canon EF 100-400mm L IS II USM Lens arriving regularly.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/23/2014 12:56:47 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Vidpro Professional Photo & Video LED Light Kit
B&H has the Vidpro Professional Photo & Video LED Light Kit available for $89.95 with free next day delivery. Regularly $169.95.
 
Product Features
 
  • 96 LED Video Light
  • Adjustable Hot-Shoe / Tripod Mount
  • 3200K Tungsten Filter
  • 4200K Soft Diffuser
  • Li-ion Rechargeable Battery
  • European Adapter / Battery Charger
  • Vertical Interlock Accessory
  • Foam Padded Hard Carry Case
  • Adjustable Stepless Dimmer
  • Magnetic Mounting System
Post Date: 12/23/2014 6:33:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Silver)
B&H has the Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Silver) available for $99.99 with free next day delivery after $25.00 mail-in rebate and $75.00 instant savings. Regularly $199.99.
Post Date: 12/23/2014 6:24:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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