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 Thursday, September 10, 2015
Hoodman Compact HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2
For a limited time, B&H has the Hoodman Compact HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2" LCD Screens available for $59.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $99.95.
Product Highlights
  • DSLR Optical Viewfinder
  • Fits 3.2" LCD Screens
  • Diopter Adjustment: +/-3
  • Collapses Down to 2.25" Length
  • 1:1 Magnification & 3:2 Aspect Ratio
  • Case & Quick-Release Lanyard Included
Note: I've owned and used this viewfinder with my 5D III and it has been extremely useful. It compacts down to a small size, has an excellent carrying case and is great for showing clients their photos on the back LCD in bright environments. I highly recommend it. [Sean]
Post Date: 9/10/2015 5:54:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Logo
From Canon:
TOKYO, Japan, September 10—Canon, as an Official Sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2015 in England, will provide support for the event through a range of activities.
At the 2015 Tournament, which will take place from September 18 to October 31, 2015, at 13 stadiums in 11 cities across the U.K., Canon will provide support through its products, technologies and services, as outlined below.
On-site camera service centers for photographers
At numerous sporting competitions both in Japan and overseas, Canon provides behind-the-scenes support to members of the press covering these events through its Canon Professional Services program. This on-site support includes expert advice, camera and lens maintenance services, minor repairs and product loans. To further improve media support at Rugby World Cup 2015, Canon will establish on-site camera service centers at 10 of the 13 venues to help ensure that professional photographers can capture the exhilarating action as world-class teams face off for the top spot.
Canon and Rugby World Cup 2015 special website and Digital Image Gallery
Canon will incorporate within the Company's homepage a dedicated Rugby World Cup 2015 website that provides a range of information, including competition highlights and details regarding Canon initiatives.
Canon has worked closely with Rugby World Cup Ltd. to create a Canon branded digital image gallery. The gallery is hosted on the official Rugby World Cup 2015 website and will also be available via the official Rugby World Cup 2015 app.
Official images, supplied by Getty Images, will be displayed alongside images fans have captured and shared on social networks. Fans will be able to filter images by matches and by teams so that they can quickly access those of most interest to them.
The Digital Image Gallery will showcase 360 degree images from all 48 matches, and gigapixel images from the most important matches, as captured on Canon cameras from within the stadiums. Fans will be able to zoom in and tag themselves in the gigapixel images and can share them with friends via social networks.
Commemorative photo booths at two major Tournament venues
Canon will set up commemorative photo booths at key matches held at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff and the Twickenham Stadium in London, including the Final. Booth visitors will be able to take part in simulated rugby scenarios and the moment will be captured on Canon cameras. Fans can then remember the experience with free souvenir photos printed out on Canon printers.
Behind the scenes at Rugby World Cup 2015, Canon will provide multifunction devices, printers and other products to be used by the Tournament Organising Committee and at each of the Tournament venues, supporting the management of the event by facilitating the printout of handout materials and the streamlining of document workflows. Furthermore, professional photographers at the Tournament will be provided with branded Canon bibs and pitch-side advertising will be visible at all matches.
Canon will continue contributing to the advancement of sports through the use of Canon products and technologies.
Rugby World Cup 2015 Tournament in England: Related Websites
Rugby World Cup 2015 Schedule
TournamentDatesLocation of venue
Pool stageSep. 18-Oct. 11, 2015London (Twickenham, Wembley, Olympic Stadium), Gloucester, Cardiff, Brighton, Leeds, Birmingham, Exeter, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Manchester, Leicester
Quarter-FinalsOct. 17-18, 2015London (Twickenham), Cardiff
Semi-FinalsOct. 24-25, 2015London (Twickenham), Cardiff
Bronze FinalOct. 30, 2015London (Olympic Stadium)
FinalOct. 31, 2015London (Twickenham)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/10/2015 5:32:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera
eBay (via ElectronicsValley) has the Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera available for $649.00 with free shipping. Compare at $999.00 after $200.00 instant savings.
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefre technically ineligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/9/2015 5:46:31 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EXPO 2015 New York
From Canon USA:
Once-Every-Five-Year Exhibition Brings Together Powerful Products, Cutting-Edge Technology and Inspirational Ideas
NEW YORK, September 9, 2015 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today commences its Canon EXPO 2015 New York, an imaging showcase galvanized by the visionary experience of New York and inspiring visitors to see impossible by providing a peek into the Company's vision for the future. This once-every-five-year event offers attendees the rare chance to see and experience the incredible breadth of Canon's imaging technology, as well as a glimpse into future products, solutions and services that will transform the way customers live, work and share experiences.
"Throughout history, from roll film to digital cameras, wooden printing presses to inkjet technology, creators have relied on technology to discover new worlds and further the progress of mankind. When we embark on new adventures, we explore uncharted territories, choosing to see what's never been seen, and doing what has never been done," said Joe Adachi, chairman and CEO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "As today's creators explore their world, continuing to dream and discover, Canon will be there for the journey, ready at the helm to provide the right technology to see impossible."
Capturing the vibrant energy of New York City, Canon EXPO 2015 is an invitation-only event featuring more than 100,000 square feet of exhibition space at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Manhattan with stops in Paris and Tokyo in 2015 and Shanghai in 2016. Leading industry experts, award-winning photographers and film directors and business trailblazers will provide insight on the ways technology is changing the landscape and what innovations they see on the horizon.
New for 2015, Canon EXPO website will offer remote and ongoing access to those not attending the event in-person. Additionally, news, updates and video content will continue to be added after the exhibition, delivering an expanded inside look at Canon EXPO 2015 New York for people across the globe.
The exhibition will be divided into zones demonstrating the theme of Canon See Impossible and modeled after notable New York City landmarks and scenery, each highlighting a different portion of the Canon experience, beginning with a central hub: Modeled after a National Historic Landmark, this area will provide guests with a better understanding of the Company's corporate philosophy, Kyosei, a pledge to work towards harmonizing environmental commitment and economic interests in all business activities. Encapsulating the picturesque landscape of a famous New York City park, visitors will see how this mission drives Canon's active sustainability programs, incorporating recyclable materials into products and promoting cleaner processes throughout the Company.
Continuing this innovation journey, visitors can enter EXPO Zones including:
Imaging Journey - See Progressive Technology
New York is a top tourist destination, and this area offers a captivating museum of New York scenery, beginning with an airport gate overlooking a jet on a tarmac. Guests will climb a ramp that puts them at the top of a skyscraper before going to a room that offers a 360-degree display that thrusts them into a pulsating experience with a unique sense of movement while standing still. From immersive experiences to security solutions and surveillance technologies, this zone will impress even the most seasoned tourists.
Stadium - See Winning Imagery
Upon stepping into Canon's own baseball stadium, visitors become professional sports broadcasters. Entering through the stadium tunnel and onto the field, attendees will have the opportunity to capture in-action photos from the dugout and up on the mezzanine through a variety of camera bodies and lenses. Guests will have the opportunity to jump in a production truck, get behind the broadcast cameras and capture the game live for fans at home.
University - See Canon's Future
Canon helps drive innovation through powerful university, hospital and industry partnerships. In the center of the space, Canon will demonstrate medical innovations that help healthcare professionals diagnose patients. In another section, visitors will experience new sensor technologies in addition to a pioneering telescope project* that will allow astronomers to see further into the galaxy than ever before.
Film Production - See Creative Storytelling
In this zone, visitors will step into a replica of a soundstage in Red Hook, Brooklyn, where filmmakers and producers use Canon products to bring their visions to life as motion picture masterpieces. Entering through the soundstage doors, visitors will be immersed in a true film production experience, featuring numerous cameras and lenses in action, including the new 8K camera system* - the definition of high-image quality. As visitors walk through the zone, they will witness the advancement of picture quality over the last few decades and experience the powerful storytelling tools used by professional cinematographers, videographers, photographers, broadcasters and networks.
Advanced Industry Solutions - See Innovative Manufacturing
Modeled in the shape of a 20th Century Brooklyn factory, this innovation center brings visitors into an integrated workspace for hands-on experiences with Canon's MREAL System for mixed reality, advanced printing and other tools that inspire creative and expand workflow capabilities. Designed to showcase workflow advancements for the production and technical industries, visitors will get a glimpse into how Canon is helping to make business more efficient through intelligent automation, collaborative endeavors and universal precision.
Enterprise - See Empowered Business
Showcasing universal technologies and services to empower businesses large and small, this EXPO zone will highlight innovations to help optimize business processes and drive business growth. Visitors will begin their journey at the Brooklyn Bridge, leading them from Manhattan's bustling Wall Street into the dynamic neighborhood of smaller business across the way in Brooklyn. As they walk the landscape from one end to the other, guests will experience a wide variety of never-before-seen Canon enterprise technology, including Canon's new Rich Collaboration System, an innovative communication platform under development, to empower tomorrow's businesses to work more effectively by connecting offices together virtually to enhance communication. Also, visitors will witness Canon innovations that can provide enhanced document security, business intelligence and workflow solutions.
Home - See Immersive Home Interaction
Demonstrating the future of sharing family moments, this zone will allow visitors to experience modern home solutions for the always-connected generation. This inviting neighborhood apartment will present photos and videos projected via platform technologies and include an activity room with an interactive platform to bring projects to life for both home and office. A can't miss highlight is the new Intelligent Imaging for Life System*, designed to provide an engaging visual experience that lets customers display, interact, organize, and print images directly from cameras and the Connect Station CS100 device.
Professional Printing - See Inspired Printing
Exposing visitors to a bookcase of hard- and soft-cover picture books, this gallery of stunning, detailed prints and lifelike textures will showcase a wide range of innovative printing solutions. From large and small, high-speed to high-quality, production printing to large format and all other variables in between, visitors will experience live printing processes for a variety of uses including commercial printers and book publishers. An anticipated highlight of this zone is the first public debut of the Océ VarioPrint i300, one of the first-of-its-kind digital high-speed, sheetfed inkjet press designed to help accelerate the printing industry's transition from offset to high-volume digital output.
Medical and Wellness Center - See Innovative Healthcare
Demonstrating advanced imaging systems, document management and diagnostic tools, this zone will provide hands-on access to the technology and services Canon provides to a broad range of medical professionals. Following check-in at reception, visitors can view demonstrations of select eye care products. Continuing through the exhibit, visitors will also see a range of medical imaging systems, including radiology and mammography products.
Customer Experience - See Service Excellence
Reflecting the iconography and systematic prowess of a famous New York City train station this zone allows visitors to experience the full breadth of Canon's comprehensive service and support capabilities. Agents will answer real-time customer support questions, including guiding customers through live video calls. This zone will also include a Live Learning stage where training sessions will take place throughout EXPO, offering valuable tutorials and insightful speakers. By walking through the archway of this zone, visitors can also see innovative service from Canon Professional Imaging Services, Healthcare Support Services and Professional Business Services.
For more information please visit: www.expo.usa.canon.com.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 9/9/2015 2:00:31 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lowepro DroneGuard CS 400 and DroneGuard Kit
From Lowepro:
DroneGuard CS 400
The DroneGuard 400 case fits the depth and form factor of the DJI Phantom, 3DR Solo and similar sized drones, quadcopters and flying cameras with all accessories.
DroneGuard CS 300
The DroneGuard 300 case fits the depth and form factor of the Parrot Bebop, FPV 250 racing drones and similar sized quadcopters and flying cameras with all accessories.

DroneGuard CS 400 & 300 Features:
  • The perfect, out-of-the-box solutions for carrying, organizing, storing and protecting your drone gear and all essentials.
  • Designed by serious quadcopter pilots at Lowepro for serious quadcopter pilots.
  • FormShell technology with lightweight, yet sturdy composite-shell construction offers superior protection for gear without adding weight or bulk.
  • A lightly padded backpad includes attachable backpad straps. Use for treks out to your flying location, or detach and pack away for less bulk or for long-distance travel.
  • Patent-pending DroneGuard system of organization features flexible dividers and compartments for all large and small accessories.
  • DroneGuard system is easy to customize. Change your flight plan; change your set-up!
  • Includes dedicated storage for blades, props, GoPro or other action video camera, batteries, cables, chargers, mounts, manuals, etc.
  • Handled and removable storage panel with accessory straps helps to keep small and fragile parts secure and neatly organized. Easy to grab, go and fly.
  • Exclusive, tactical "fractal camo" print on top of case for a rugged and unique aesthetic.
  • Sturdy grab handle.
  • Ideal for storing in a trunk of car for transport or in garage, closet or workshop for an organized storage option.

DroneGuard Kit
The DroneGuard Kit is more than a simple carrying case for drones, The DroneGuard Kit is an inventive system of dividers that helps manage all quadcopter and action video camera gear. It's designed to complement the X-shape of today's most popular drones and safely organize all accessories. Unique and highly functional, this kit goes beyond the “pick-and-pluck” systems of the competition and offers users a perfect, out-of-the-box solution.
DroneGuard Kit Features:
  • Keep all parts of a drone kit organized, neat and within easy reach
  • The modular design may be configured for multiple uses and scenarios
  • Protective and supporting dividers keep all parts tightly arranged and provide extra security for fragile gimbal-and-drone set-up
  • Rigid and protective tray with honeycomb interior, plus comfortable carry straps
  • Detachable Battery Box includes 4 padded and removable dividers
  • Hook/loop attachment system with Velex for easy configuration
  • Built to fit and organize all your drone/quad components, including cameras, transmitters, cords, tools, spare parts, manuals, etc.
  • Lightweight and portable design keeps all equipment safe and within each for storage, transport, set-up and use on location – place it in car or larger bag for travel
  • Includes modular components for flexible use and easy customization: Battery Box with 4 dividers and outer loops, Sidewalls with pockets, plus Transmitter Divider
  • Built to secure and protect gear with retention straps, elastic loop system, rigid base, padded and adjustable dividers and durable materials that resist moisture and abrasion
B&H carries the Lowepro DroneGuard series.
Category: Lowepro News
Post Date: 9/9/2015 1:06:07 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Think Tank Photo Leather Retrospective Shoulder Bags
From Think Tank Photo:
Think Tank Photo Releases Leather-Accented Versions of Its Popular Retrospective Photography Shoulder Bags
Expanding on the success of our renowned Retrospective photography shoulder bag line, we have released the Retrospective 5 Leather, Retrospective 7 Leather, and Retrospective 30 Leather. These upscale, rugged shoulder bags maintain the Retrospective’s casual, form-fitting design. A new Dual Cross buckle on the front flap provides an extra measure of security.
The new shoulder bags are designed to hold tablets and laptops in dedicated zipper pockets. The Retrospective Leather 5 holds an 8” tablet; the Retrospective Leather 7 holds a 10” tablet or 11” laptop; and, the Retrospective Leather 30 holds a 10” tablet or 11” laptop.
  • Hook-and-loop “Sound Silencers” eliminate the noise of front flap hook and loop
  • High quality YKK zippers, metal hardware, leather accents, premium build
  • Adjustable cushioned nonslip shoulder strap for all day comfort
  • Easily accessible front organizer with key tether
  • Stiffened, padded removable dividers
  • Inner zippered pocket for important documents
  • Removable carrying handle for grab and go convenience
  • Business card slot under the front flap for identification
  • Webbing attachment points to accommodate modular pouches or a carabineer
  • Seam-sealed rain cover included
Retrospective Leather 5
  • 1 standard size DSLR with 1–3 lenses and accessories
  • A complete mirrorless camera system with 3–6 lenses and accessories
  • 8” tablet fits in rear zippered pocket
  • Examples: 5DMIII with 50mm f/1.8 attached, 24-70mm f.2.8, iPad Mini Sony a7MII with 24–70mm f/4 attached, 16-35mm f/4, 55mm f/1.8, iPad Mini
Retrospective Leather 7
  • 1 standard-size DSLR with 2-3 lenses and accessories
  • 10” tablet /11” laptop fits in rear zippered pocket
  • Examples: Accommodates a Nikon D700 w/ 24-70 f/2.8 attached, 70-200 f/2.8 detached + SB-900 Speedlight 5D MIII, 24–70 attached, 70–200 unattached, flash, iPad or 11” MacBook Air
Retrospective Leather 30
  • 1 gripped DSLR with standard zoom lens attached and 1-3 additional lenses, including a 70–200mm f/2.8
  • 2 gripped DSLRs (bodies only) in front pockets and 2-4 lenses in main compartment, including a 70–200mm f/2.8
  • 10” tablet /11” laptop fits in rear zippered pocket
  • Examples: 2 Canon 1DXs, 70-200mm f/2.8 unattached, 24–70mm f/2.8 attached, 16–35mm f/2.8 or wide angle, iPad, 2 Nikon D4s, 70-200mm f/2.8 unattached, 24–70mm f/2.8 attached, 14-24mm f/2.8 or wide angle, 11” MacBook Air
Exterior: All fabric exterior treated with durable water resistant coating while fabric underside is coated with polyurethane for water resistance, full-grain Dakota leather, sand-washed 100% cotton canvas, antique plated metal hardware, high quality YKK zippers, polyspun & nylon webbing, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
Interior: 210D silver-toned nylon, polyurethane-backed Velex liner and dividers, closed-cell foam and reinforced PE board dividers, 2x polyurethane coated nylon 210T seam-sealed taffeta rain cover, nylon binding, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
Retrospective Leather 5
Internal Dimensions: 9.5” W x 7.8” H x 4.5” D (24 x 19.5 x 11.5 cm)
Exterior Dimensions: 10” W x 8.5” H x 6.3” D (25.5 x 21.5 x 16 cm)
8” tablet compartment: 8.9” W x 6.5” H x 0.7” D (22.5 x 16.5 x 1.8 cm)
Weight: 2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
Retrospective Leather 7
Internal Dimensions: 12.5” W x 8.8” H x 5” D (31.8 × 22.4 × 12.7 cm)
Exterior Dimensions: 13.5” W x 9.5” H x 7” D (34.3 × 24.1 × 17.8 cm)
Laptop compartment: 11.8” W x 8.2” H x 0.7” D (30 × 20.8 × 1.8 cm)
Weight: 3.0 lbs (1.4 kg)
Retrospective Leather 30
Internal Dimensions: 15” W x 9.5” H x 6” D (38 x 24 x 15.2 cm)
Exterior Dimensions: 16” W x 10.5” H x 7.5” D (40.6 x 26.7 x 19 cm)
Laptop compartment: 13.4” W x 8.7” H x 0.7” D (34 x 22 x 1.8 cm)
Weight: 3.8 lbs (1.7 kg)
Think Tank Photo has the Leather Retrospetive Shoulder Bags available for purchase.
And don't forget: as a reader of our site, receive a free gift with your purchase of $50.00 or more at thinktankphoto.com!
Post Date: 9/9/2015 12:34:31 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Canon:
Thank you for using Canon products.
Firmware Version 1.0.5 incorporates the following fixes:
  • Improves AF accuracy when used in combination with the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM lens or EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which, in very rare cases, the “Peripheral illumination correction” is applied inconsistently.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which, while performing an EF lens firmware update, the progress bar displayed on the LCD monitor may freeze at 100% even though the update has been completed.
  • Fixes a processing error in relation to the leap second for the “Geotag information appended to image” and “Log data” GPS functions.
  • Fixes a phenomenon, where at the time of shooting in very rare cases “Err 70” occurs, or the shutter does not release.
Firmware Version 1.0.5 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.0.4 If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.0.5, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
Download Firmware Version 1.0.5 for the EOS 7D Mark II.
If you have not already done so, please register your Canon EOS 7D Mark II. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email about future announcements.
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc
Update: As of this morning, firmware version 1.0.5 isn't yet available on Canon USA's website. However, it can be found on Canon UK's 7D II Product Page.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/9/2015 5:17:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Nikon D3200 DSLR Camera
eBay (via BuyDig) has the Refurbished Nikon D3200 + 18-55mm VR Lens & WU-1a Mobile Adapter available for $269.99 with free shipping. Compare at $446.95 new.
  • Refurbished Nikon D3200 DSLR Camera
  • Refurbished Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens
  • Refurbished Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
  • Nikon Deluxe SLR Camera Bag
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 9/8/2015 4:08:52 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Logo
From Canon UK:
Canon developing next-generation imaging devices to expand the possibilities of visual expression
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 8 September 2015 – Canon Europe, a leader in imaging solutions, today announces that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing a Cinema EOS System 8K camera and professional-use 8K reference display that will support the production of next-generation 8K video content, along with a still-image single-lens reflex camera equipped with a CMOS sensor featuring approximately 120 million effective pixels. Through the Company’s proprietary imaging technologies, Canon provides still and video input and output devices that will contribute to the development of imaging culture.
Canon, as a leading company in the field of imaging technology, conducts research and development into devices designed to support cinema and video production with the aim of expanding the boundaries of visual expression. Through the further enhancement of the Cinema EOS System 8K camera and professional-use 8K reference display under development, Canon aims to contribute to smooth production workflows, facilitating not only the input and output of 8K video content, but also such processes as 8K to 4K down-conversion and 4K cropping.
The Cinema EOS System 8K camera being developed will be equipped with a Canon Super 35 mm-equivalent CMOS sensor that makes possible high-resolution 8,192 x 4,320 pixel (approximately 35.39 million effective pixels) imaging performance even at a frame rate of 60 frames per second with 13 stops of dynamic range and a richly expressive wide colour gamut. Additionally, featuring a body size that realises outstanding mobility and a design that delivers high levels of operability, along with an EF mount that offers compatibility with Canon’s extensive interchangeable EF lens lineup, the camera will support diverse shooting styles and means of visual expression.
Incorporating Canon image-processing technology, the ultra-high-resolution 8K reference display currently under development will achieve high brightness, high contrast (high dynamic range) and a wide colour gamut. Additionally, with a pixel density exceeding 300 pixels per inch, a level approaching the limit of human visibility, the display will make possible ultra-realistic imaging that enables the reproduction of subtle changes in light that were previously not possible. Furthermore, when used in combination with the Cinema EOS System 8K camera, the display will be capable of conveying truly impressive levels of visual expression.
Featuring a resolution of approximately 120 effective megapixels, the SLR camera now being developed will incorporate a Canon-developed high-pixel-density CMOS sensor within the current EOS-series platform, which will realise compatibility with the Company’s diverse interchangeable EF lens lineup. The high-resolution images that the camera will be capable of producing will recreate the three-dimensional texture, feel and presence of subjects, making them appear as if they are really before one’s eyes. The camera will facilitate a level of resolution that is more than sufficient for enlarged poster-sized printout while also enabling images to be cropped and trimmed without sacrificing image resolution and clarity.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon UK News
Post Date: 9/8/2015 7:51:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Cactus Wireless Flash Transceiver
B&H has the Cactus Wireless Flash Transceiver V6 available for $54.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $69.95.
Product Highlights
  • Remote Power Control
  • For Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Flashes
  • Also for Panasonic and Olympus Flashes
  • TTL Pass-Through for Multiple Flashes
  • Learning Mode for Analog TTL
  • Range: 328--886'
  • USB Port
Post Date: 9/8/2015 7:09:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Induro Grand Turismo CGT114 8X Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head available for $389.90 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $489.95.
Product Highlights
  • Load Capacity: 32 lb
  • Max Height: 62.6"
  • Folded Length: 17.3"
  • Leg Sections: 4
  • Weight: 3.5 lb
  • Reverse-Folding Legs
  • BHM1 Ball Head
  • Arca-Type Compatible QR Plate Included
  • Short Column, Carrying Case Included
  • Bubble Level
In addition to its Adobe Premiere Elements 13 deals, B&H also has reduced pricing on Sony Vegas Pro Video Editing Software (this is the software I use for my video production projects). See below for more info.
Sony Video Editing Software Deals
ItemReg. PriceSavingsSale Price
Sony Vegas Pro 13 (Academic, Download)$299.95$104.98$194.97
Sony Vegas Pro 13 Upgrade (Download)$249.95$87.48$162.47
Sony Vegas Pro 13 Edit (Academic Edition, Download)$199.95$69.98$129.97
Sony Vegas Pro 13 Edit (Academic Edition, Boxed)$199.95$69.98$129.97
Sony Vegas Pro 13 Upgrade from Vegas Movie Studio (Download)$499.99$175.00$324.99
Sony Movie Studio 13 Video Editing Software (Academic, Download)$24.95$8.73$16.22
Post Date: 9/8/2015 5:41:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 13 on sale with free expedited shipping. See below for more information.
Adobe Elemnets Deals
Post Date: 9/8/2015 5:20:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, September 7, 2015
Canon Launches Two High Performance Broadcast Lenses in Australia
From Canon Australia:
Sydney, Australia, 7 September 2015 – Canon Australia today introduces two new 2/3” 4K field lenses – the UJ86x9.3B and UJ90x9B. Delivering exceptional optical performance, with the UJ86x9.3B surpassing even 4K resolution, both offer outstanding focal range and are ideal for use within live broadcast production environments.
First class 4K image processing
The UJ86x9.3B and UJ90x9B are part of Canon's evolving 2/3” 4K lens line-up and join the recently launched CJ12ex4.3B in the range. Both provide professionals with the freedom to shoot live broadcast or sport events in stunning 4K quality, and in a first for Canon’s 2/3” lens line-up, the UJ86x9.3B offers resolving power beyond 4K.
The new lenses ensure exceptional resolution from the image centre to the edges, at both telephoto and wide angle, thanks to their advanced optical construction. Additionally, an increased use of fluorite and UD glass, combined with Canon’s expert use of coatings, results in exceptional control over ghosting and flare with sharp, high contrast images supporting a large number of tones.
Outstanding focal range and versatility
The new models provide ultimate flexibility – the UJ86x9.3B has an 86x zoom, with a focal range of 9.3mm – 800mm, and the UJ90x9B goes even further to 90x, with a 9mm – 810mm focal range. To ensure operators can capture a diverse range of scenes, both lenses also feature a built-in 2x extender which doubles the telephoto power, while maintaining exceptional 4K resolution.
4K scenarios such as live sport, do not tolerate even the slightest amount of shake. Thanks to Canon’s optical Image Stabilizer technologies, the UJ86x9.3B and UJ90x9B deliver crisp, clear results, acquiring maximum precision, even during panning. This is essential for tracking moving subjects at sports matches and events, while compensating for swing-back. Additionally, operators are able to keep subjects in focus, even in challenging situations, such as when long focus but shallow depth of field is required.
Built to perform
The UJ86x9.3B and UJ90x9B feature a compact design, comparable in size and weight to current HD 2/3” field lenses, allowing easy integration into operating environments. Both lenses also incorporate a 20-pin connector for integration with virtual systems and are fully compatible with existing Canon accessories designed for 2/3” HD Canon field lenses.
UJ86x9.3B key benefits:
  • Class-leading beyond-4K performance right to the edge of the image and throughout the zoom range for unmatched quality
  • Outstandingly high resolution 2/3” 4K field lens with 86x zoom and 9.3-800mm focal length (up to 1600mm with 2x built-in extender)
  • High contrast and high resolution in all wavelength regions of the B, G and R channels in the 4K and beyond 4K frequency bands
  • Similar size and weight to HD field lenses for seamless integration with existing HDTV technical setups and shooting environments
  • Beyond 4K resolution even with image stabilisation applied
  • Full support for virtual systems thanks to the built-in 16-bit encoder
  • Fully compatible with existing Canon HD field lens accessories
UJ90x9B key benefits:
  • 2/3” 4K field lens with 90x zoom and 9-810mm focal length (up to 1620mm with the 2x built-in extender)
  • Achieve stunning 4K resolution from 2/3” 4K cameras that extends right from the centre of the image
  • Retain stunning 4K resolution even with image stabilisation applied
  • Similar size and weight to HD field lenses mean it seamlessly integrates with existing HDTV technical setups and shooting environments.
  • Sustained 4K performance with precise focus and high zoom ratio
  • Cover wide spaces like large sports arenas with a single lens thanks to the wide focal range
  • Full support for virtual systems thanks to the built-in 16-bit encoder
  • Fully compatible with existing Canon HD field lens accessories
The UJ90x9B will be available from December 2015 and UJ86x9.3B from May 2016, in Australia only. Prices will be set at dealer discretion.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/7/2015 6:07:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Develops 250 Megapixel APS-H CMOS Sensor
From Canon:
TOKYO, September 7, 2015 — Canon Inc. announced today that it has developed an APS-H-size (approx. 29.2 x 20.2 mm) CMOS sensor incorporating approximately 250 million pixels (19,580 x 12,600 pixels), the world's highest number of pixels1 for a CMOS sensor smaller than the size of a 35 mm full-frame sensor.
When installed in a camera, the newly developed sensor was able to capture images enabling the distinguishing of lettering on the side of an airplane flying at a distance of approximately 18 km from the shooting location.2
With CMOS sensors, increases in pixel counts result in increased signal volume, which can cause such problems as signal delays and slight discrepancies in timing. The new Canon-developed CMOS sensor, however, despite its exceptionally high pixel count, achieves an ultra-high signal readout speed of 1.25 billion pixels per second, made possible through such advancements as circuit miniaturization and enhanced signal-processing technology. Accordingly, the sensor enables the capture of ultra-high-pixel-count video at a speed of five frames per second. Additionally, despite the exceptionally high pixel count, Canon applied its sensor technologies cultivated over many years to realize an architecture adapted for miniaturized pixels that delivers high-sensitivity, low-noise imaging performance.
Video footage captured by the camera outfitted with the approximately 250-megapixel CMOS sensor achieved a level of resolution that was approximately 125 times that of Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) video and approximately 30 times that of 4K (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) video. The exceptionally high definition made possible by the sensor lets users crop and magnify video images without sacrificing image resolution and clarity.
Canon is considering the application of this technology in specialized surveillance and crime prevention tools, ultra-high-resolution measuring instruments and other industrial equipment, and the field of visual expression.
  1. As of September 7, 2015, based on a Canon survey.
  2. Image capture employed a combination of optical and digital zooming while distinguishing of image content was realized through the magnification of an approximately 1/40,000th-sized area of the captured image.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/7/2015 5:53:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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