(Page 12) RSS Feed for  Report News & Deals  ►

 Monday, December 12, 2016
Through Wednesday, B&H has the Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Lens available for $399.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $579.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • APS-C Format
  • 28.8-480mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Maximum Aperture Range: f/3.5-6.3
  • One SLD and Four FLD Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic Motor AF System
  • Optical Stabilization
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 15"
  • Lens Hood Included
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/12/2016 10:39:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through Wednesday, B&H has the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens available for $349.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $669.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • For DSLRs with APS-C Size Sensors
  • 4 Stops of Anti-Shake (OS) Compensation
  • Aperture of f/2.8 throughout Zoom Range
  • Accepts 77mm Filters
  • Ultra Compact (Only 3.6", 91.8mm Long)
  • Multi-Layered Lens Coating
  • Excellent Correction for Aberrations
  • Hyper-Sonic Motor for Quiet/Fast AF
  • Close Focusing Distance of 11" (28cm)
  • Weighs Only 19.9 oz (565 g)
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/12/2016 10:33:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Vignetting and distortion test results along with specs, measurements, standard product images and additional eye candy have been added to the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Review page.
 
Completion of this review is my highest priority right now. Stay tuned.
 
B&H has the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens in stock.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/12/2016 8:01:31 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Live Again: For a limited time, Adorama has the Tascam DR-05 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder available for $64.99 with free shipping. Regularly $99.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Handheld Portable Recorder
  • Up to 96kHz/24-bit WAV (BWF) linear PCM recording
  • Stereo MP3 recording from 32-320 kbps bit rat
  • eAutomatic or manual level setting
  • Auto and manual track increment
  • Loop and repeat playback
  • Playback EQ setting
  • Editing function (Divide and delete)
Note from Sean: Want a quick and easy remote recording option for interviews or video presentations? Use a lav mic like this one and hide the cord in the subject's clothing, set the recorder to "Plug-in Power" on the Input Settings screen (to provide power through the Line In port), start recording (adjusting the recording level accordingly), engage the hold switch and place the recorder in your subject's pocket.
 
Voilà! You now have high quality voice audio to dub in post processing. I was testing out this exact setup yesterday with the Tascam DR-04, DR-07 and Zoom H2n, all of which sounded pretty good with the Sony mic linked above.
 
Below you can download some sample audio I recorded a couple of weeks ago using the Tascam DR-07 and Sony lav mic.
 
Tascam DR-07 with Sony ECMCS3 Clip-style Stereo Microphone Audio Test
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/12/2016 7:32:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Still Live: B&H is offering a free WD 4TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive ($129.00 value) or a 1-year Adobe Photography Plan Subscription ($119.88 value) with the purchase of a Canon EOS 5D Mark III or EOS 7D Mark II when using the following links:
 
Note: To choose the Adobe Photography Plan option, simply choose "With Free Adobe Creative Cloud" from the Configuration drop-down menu.
For the first time ever, you can get an Canon EOS-1D C with 4K Canon Log recording for less than the price of an EOS-1D X.
 
B&H has the Canon EOS-1D C Camera available for $3,999.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $7,999.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 4K 4096x2160 8-Bit 4:2:2 Cinematic Video
  • Canon Log with 12 Stops of Dynamic Range
  • Continuous Recording, No 29:59 Min Limit
  • Full HD 1080p Recording at up to 60fps
  • 18.1MP CMOS Sensor
  • Dual CF Card Recording Media
  • Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors
  • 3.2" LCD Screen
  • 61-Point High Density Auto Focus
  • EF Lens Mount; Magnesium Alloy Body
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/12/2016 6:37:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Nikon D500 DSLR Camera available for $1,796.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $1,996.95.
 
Free Accessories (combined value of $481.39):
 
  • Nikon MB-D17 Multi Power Battery Pack for D500
  • SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Memory Card
  • Lowepro Photo Hatchback 16L AW Backpack (Slate Gray)
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/12/2016 6:32:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For a limited time, you'll receive $500.00 in B&H Gift Cards when you purchase a Sony Alpha a7s II from B&H.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 12.2MP Full-Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Internal UHD 4K30 & 1080p120 Recording
  • S-Log3 Gamma and Display Assist Function
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
  • 0.5" 2.36m-Dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF
  • 3.0" 1,228,800-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
  • Up to 5 fps Shooting and ISO 409600
  • Fast Intelligent AF, 169 AF Points
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
Posted to:
Post Date: 12/12/2016 6:18:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, December 11, 2016
There have been a few deals on drones this holiday season, but this sale seems to be more comprehensive in nature.
 
For a limited time, B&H has the following deals on DJI quadcopters.
 

 
ItemReg. PriceSale Price
DJI Phantom 3 Standard with 2.7K Camera$499.00$399.00
DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter with 2.7K Camera$799.00$699.00
DJI Phantom 3 4K$799.00$599.00
DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter with 4K Camera$999.00$799.00
DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter$1,199.00$999.00
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/11/2016 8:00:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
One of my primary goals for my time at Moraine Lake was to capture the warm light from the rising sun hitting just the top of the mountains with the amazing blue lake reflecting the same. The scene I was visualizing required a very clear sky to the east, allowing the sunlight to reach the mountain unimpeded/undiffused. The other important factor was wind – I needed there to be none of it. I had three mornings for everything to come together.
 
Capturing this scene of course meant being in place and ready to go before the sun rose. On the first morning, having never been there before, I not only needed to find the lake, but needed to hike to (find) and climb up the Rockpile (via a trail) followed by scouting – all in the dark. Well, in the dark but with the help of a super-bright SureFire Maximus Headlamp. As incredibly bright as that light is, I was not going to be lighting the distant mountains and it was a guess as to where the sunlit mountain peak reflections were going to fall in the lake.
 
I picked what seemed like a great position, with a distant glacier framed between the trees, some nice boulders in the foreground and the overall scene nicely framed and bookmarked with a pair of large evergreen trees. After setting up a Canon EOS 5Ds R with an EF 11-24mm f/4L Lens on my primary tripod, I set up a second 5Ds R with an EF 16-35mm f/4L IS Lens mounted on my travel tripod a short distance away. The plan was to go back and forth between the cameras, rapidly capturing multiple compositions with immediate redundancy available if a problem was encountered (it is called the Rockpile for a good reason and I had one very close call).
 
The weather proved ideal and everything was looking great until ... I realized that the mountain peak reflection was being cut off by the foreground. I immediately abandoned the carefully selected locations, running across the rocks with the primary camera setup to quickly find a better position. There was no time to waste because the sun line moves down the mountain very rapidly.
 
While I have a large number of images I like from my three mornings at Lake Moraine, this one, one of the first ones I captured on the first day, remains a favorite. The sun line had moved down the mountains slightly farther than I originally visualized, but ... I may actually prefer this version better. While simply having that preference adds to the satisfaction of achieving the goal, I really do think that I like this scene better. With more of the mountain in the still-very-warm sunlight, there is more desired color in the frame and more of the peaks are being lit than when the first light hit only a couple of the peaks.
 
This is an HDR image. Because, as I mentioned, the line of sunlight moves quickly down the mountain, it is important to capture the HDR frames in very quick succession in this situation. My preference is to use AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing) with the camera in high speed burst mode. I used Live View to gain mirror lockup and used a locking remote release to complete to capture. Lock the release down and quickly go to the second camera. Quickly check the results, fine tune if needed and repeat.
 
For processing the HDR image, I used a combination of Photomatix (the best HDR software I've used) and manual blending in Photoshop.
 
While 4-5 hours of sleep three nights in a row is not a good habit from a physical or mental health standpoint, I'm sometimes willing to make that sacrifice for a good image. While that effort is not always rewarded with a great photograph, the disappointing efforts serve to make the successful ones even more special. Fortunately, disappointment didn't happen in this location.
 
A larger version of this image is available on BryanCarnathan.com, Flickr, Google+, Facebook and 500px. If reading from a news feed reader, click through to see the framed image.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/11/2016 7:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, December 10, 2016
B&H just went live with a big Apple sale. If an Apple product is on your wish list, definitely check out these deals:
 
Instant savings up to $150.00 on Apple iPad Pro.
 
Instant savings up to $600.00 on Apple iMac 27".
 
Instant savings up to $250.00 on Apple MacBook Air 13.3".
 
Instant savings up to $300.00 on Apple Mac Pro.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/10/2016 6:00:42 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, December 9, 2016
For a limited time, the Canon UK Store is offering £1.00 battery grips with the purchase of an EOS 5D Mark III and EOS EOS 7D Mark II.
 
These bundles represent a significant savings as the 5D III's battery grip – the BG-E11 – is normally £313.99 and the 7D II's battery grip – the BG-E16 – is normally £229.99.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/9/2016 12:10:15 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Canon Store has some awesome discounts on refurbished DSLR cameras and kits right now. See below for more information.
 
Factory refurbished items from the Canon Store come with a retail-matching 1-year warranty.
 
Canon Store In Stock and Reduced DSLR Cameras
 
Refurbished ItemOrig. PriceSavingsSale Price
Canon EOS 1D X Body4,239.20340.003,899.20
Canon EOS 5DS R Body3,119.20320.202,799.00
Canon EOS 5Ds Body2,959.20360.202,599.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body2,239.20240.201,999.00
Canon EOS 7D II + EF-S 18-135 IS STM & 55-250 IS STM1,959.19500.191,459.00
Canon EOS 7D Mark II + EF-S 18-135 IS STM1,719.20270.201,449.00
Canon EOS 7D Mark II1,439.20190.201,249.00
Canon EOS 80D + EF-S 18-135 IS USM1,439.20290.001,149.20
Canon EOS Rebel T6s + EF-S 18-135 IS STM & 55-250 IS STM1,199.19369.20829.99
Canon EOS 80D + EF-S 18-55 IS STM1,079.20230.00849.20
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + EF-S 18-55 IS STM & 55-250 IS STM959.98419.99539.99
Canon EOS 80D Body959.20160.00799.20
Canon EOS Rebel T6s + EF-S 18-135 IS STM959.20209.21749.99
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + 18-55 IS STM & 55-250 IS STM879.98469.99409.99
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + EF-S 18-135 IS STM879.20230.00649.20
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-55 IS STM & 55-250 IS II839.98439.99399.99
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-135 IS STM799.99200.00599.99
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + EF-S 18-55 IS STM719.99240.00479.99
Canon EOS M3 + EF-M 18-55 IS STM639.99290.01349.98
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-55 IS STM639.99290.00349.99
Canon EOS Rebel T5 + EF-S 18-55 IS II & 75-300 III USM627.98297.99329.99
Canon EOS Rebel T6i Body599.9950.00549.99
Canon EOS M3 Body543.99244.01299.98
Canon EOS Rebel T5i Body519.99120.00399.99
Canon EOS Rebel T6 + EF-S 18-155 IS II439.99140.00299.99
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Body439.99160.00279.99
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/9/2016 8:16:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
According to the Egami Blog, Canon has filed a patent for the design of an electronically curved sensor.
 
Canon Electronically Curved Sensor Patent

Patent Details
 
  • Patent Publication No. 2016-201425
  • Release date 2016.12.1
  • Application date 2015.4.8
  • Coupling the imaging element and the expansion / contraction section
  • As the stretchable portion expands, the amount of curvature of the imaging surface increases
  • The expansion and contraction section is electrically controlled
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/9/2016 6:15:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through 4:00pm Eastern Time today, B&H has the Ruggard DSLR Parka Cold and Rain Protector for Cameras and Camcorders (Black) available for $39.95 with free shipping. Regularly $79.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Fits DSLR/Lens/Camera Shoe-mounted Flash
  • Protects DSLR from Rain, Dust, Mud
  • See-Through Portal for LCD Screen/Finder
  • Full Access to DSLR Controls/Viewfinder
  • Can Be Used with Lens Hood
  • Zipper Closure
  • Tripod Mountable
  • Water-Resistant Nylon Outer Shell
  • Fleece Lined for Scratch Protection
  • Drawstring, Storage Pouch Included
    1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 |    
Canon News, Nikon News Archives
2017   Jan
2016   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2015   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2014   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2013   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2012   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2011   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2010   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2009   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2008   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2007   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2006   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2005   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
Feedback
Help  |  © 2003-2017 The Digital Picture, LLC  |  Bryan CarnathanPowered By Christ!