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 Monday, May 15, 2017
Just posted: Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD Lens Review.
 
Is there a new leader of the APS-C wide angle zoom lens class?
 
The Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama.
Post Date: 5/15/2017 8:57:12 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon Japan has officially discontinued the following lenses:
 
The list of discontinued lenses is unsurprising as the first two have recently been replaced (Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM / Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM) and the third has been heavily marked down for several months (though, curiously enough, is not currently discounted). All of the recently discontinued lenses are still availble at B&H.
 
Is the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM scheduled to be replaced or is it simply being phased out? Let us know what you think in the comments.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/15/2017 8:54:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Profoto:
 
Ever since Profoto redefined the on-location flash with the creation of the B1, it has become the benchmark. Now the benchmark is about to be set again with the launch of the Profoto B1X.
 
This is more than an update, it is a significant replacement with improvements in three important areas: power, power and power. A more powerful modelling light, a more powerful battery and extended HSS power range. And when we talk about power in all the right places, we really mean it. Like its predecessor, the B1X is the ultimate on-location flash.
 
The B1X features a new LED modelling light which adds 80% more light output, while increasing color rendering (CRI) beyond 90. The additional power and improved color rendering make it even more useful as an on-location modelling light, while also becoming an extremely efficient main or effect light, helping you to enhance natural light in dull conditions.
 
It’s not unusual for shooting days to go on for longer than expected so you need a battery that can do the same. The new battery pack holds an impressive 50% more energy with no extra size or weight. It also fits existing B1s and B1 chargers. And now, in HSS mode, the B1X has the same power range as in normal flash mode - 9 f-stops for all compatible cameras! That makes it the widest HSS range available on any flash so it’s even easier to shape light with flash in all light conditions including sunrise, broad daylight and sunset (existing B1 owners can download and install this as an upgrade free of charge from the Profoto website).
 
Speaking of power, we’re also launching two new OCF reflectors that add lots of punch and direction to overpower the sun. Adding hard light to the shaping palette of Profoto OCF Light Shaping Tools, the OCF Zoom Reflector and the OCF Magnum Reflector are compact and lightweight, making them ideal for shooting on-location. The OCF Zoom Reflector is so portable it even fits into the B1 case while mounted on the B1 or B1X - a handy timesaver when packing up.
 
The OCF Zoom Reflector doubles the effective light output at a two meter range, while the slightly larger OCF Magnum Reflector adds even more effective power output making it perfect for throwing light over long distances without being overpowered by natural light. Both reflectors also offer a wide beam angle adjustment range that further extends light shaping opportunities.
 
The B1X and the two new reflectors continue our dedication to on-location shooting alongside the B2 and our existing range of OCF Light Shaping Tools. In addition, we’ve recently also extended our camera TTL compatibility to four major brands with AirTTL remotes now available for Canon and Nikon, and official Profoto partners Sony and Olympus.
 
Truth is the only people who can improve on an original are the people who made the original. Born of the B1 come the all new B1X and new Profoto OCF Light Shaping Tools. No matter where you’re shooting, you’ll have power in all the right places.
 
Features B1X
 
  • Shoot with AirTTL or manual mode and connect wirelessly with other AirTTL flashes.
  • Cordless design and wireless controls allow you to shoot without any restraints.
  • 10 times as powerful as the average speedlight, with 500Ws adjustable in 1/10 f-stop increments over a 9 f-stop power range.
  • Quickly exchangeable and rechargeable Li-Ion battery provides up to 325 full-power flashes and tens of thousands at lowest power.
  • Fires up to 20 flashes per second, with flash durations of up to 1/19,000s and fast recycling times of 0.05-1.9s.
  • Control ambient light with HSS and create crisp images without motion blur at shutter speeds up to 1/8,000s.
  • Can be wirelessly controlled from up to a 300 m range with any optional Air Remote.
B&H has the Profoto B1X available for preorder and will have the new reflectors in stock soon.
Category: Profoto News
Post Date: 5/15/2017 5:33:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through almost midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Lenovo 14" ThinkPad T460s Ultrabook available for $1,099.00 with free shipping. Regularly $1,849.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6600U Dual-Core
  • 8GB of DDR4 RAM | 256GB Opal 2 SSD
  • 14" 2560 x 1440 Anti-Glare IPS Display
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 520
  • 4-in-1 Card Reader
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.1
  • USB 3.0 | Mini DisplayPort | HDMI
  • Windows 7 Pro + Windows 10 Pro License
Post Date: 5/15/2017 5:14:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the MeFOTO BackPacker Travel Tripod (Titanium) available for $74.95 with free shipping. Regularly $139.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • Max Height: 51.2"
  • Min Height: 17.3"
  • Folded Length: 12.6"
  • Leg Sections: 5
  • Weight: 2.6 lb
  • Two Leg Angle Positions
  • Arca-Type Compatible Ball Head
  • Separate Ball and Pan Locks
  • Carrying Case Included
Post Date: 5/15/2017 5:08:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, May 12, 2017
B&H has the Westcott Omega Reflector Kit available for $99.90 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $119.90.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Innovative 10-in-1 Design, 38 x 45"
  • White, Silver, Sunlight, Black Surfaces
  • 1-Stop Diffusion Core
Post Date: 5/12/2017 12:32:56 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Vignetting, flare and distortion test results along with specs, measurements, standard product images and eye candy have been added to the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens page.
 
Here is a visual size comparison you might find interesting.
 
The Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama.
Post Date: 5/12/2017 8:20:29 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has the Rokinon 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMC Wide Angle Lens for Canon available for $429.00 with free shipping. Regularly $599.00.
 
Update: As it turns out, the Nikon and Sony E mount versions are also on sale.
Post Date: 5/12/2017 7:14:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From B&H:
 
OPTIC 2017 is four days of presentations, gear trade showings, live demonstrations, portfolio reviews and gallery exhibitions, plus a cocktail party, a sunset photo cruise and a New York Botanical Garden Photo Walk.
 
Please see complete daily schedule of activities to customize your OPTIC experience. The Main Stage on June 4th and 5th will be Livestreamed. All lectures will be available to view at a later time, so you can relive OPTIC 2017 and not miss a single exciting presentation! The first two days of OPTIC 2017 (June 4-5) take place at the New Yorker Hotel on 8th Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets. Doors open at 9am. OPTIC trade show events and lectures are free and open to the public; however, we do request that each attendee register to attend, either in-person or for the Livestream
 
Register Now
 
Keynote Speaker: Brooks Jensen
Special Guest: Art Wolfe
 
Additional Speakers:
 
Alison WrightLucas Gilman
Art WolfeMike Corrado
Charles GlatzerRalph Lee Hopkins
Cristina MittermeierRoman Kurywczak
Eric WehrmeisterRuddy Roye
Erick KruszewskiRudy Winston
Jeff MauritzenSam Abell
Jill and Kyla
from Our Wild Abandon
Steve Simon
Jonathan IrishVivienne Gucwa
Kara MercerWilliam Innes
Categories: B&H News, B&H OPTIC
Post Date: 5/12/2017 7:07:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom YouTube Channel:
 
Lightroom tips and tricks in 60 seconds or less from longtime Lightroom team member Benjamin Warde
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 5/12/2017 5:45:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Tim Grey, instructor at the Lepp Institute of Digital Imaging, provides tips on how to create subtle and realistic looking HDRs.
Post Date: 5/12/2017 5:30:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through this weekend, B&H has the Areca ARC-5026 4-Bay Thunderbolt RAID Enclosure available for $619.00 with free shipping. Regularly $799.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 4-Bay Storage Enclosure
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Port
  • 2 x Thunderbolt Ports
  • Intergrated CPU for Hardware Based RAID
  • RAID 0, 1, 10, (1E), 3, 5, 6 Support
  • Single Disk / JBOD
  • LED Status Indicators
  • Mac & Windows Compatible
Post Date: 5/12/2017 5:25:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through this weekend, B&H has the Vello Flexible TTL Rod available for $24.95 with free shipping. Regularly $49.95.
 
Note: Both Canon and Nikon versions are discounted.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds Speedlight
  • Flexible Gooseneck Design
  • Ideal for Macro Photography
  • Length: 13.5"
  • Locking Foot
Post Date: 5/12/2017 5:18:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, May 11, 2017
B&H has several Lowepro bags nicely discounted. See below for more information.
 
Post Date: 5/11/2017 3:09:45 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the following Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens mounts in stock: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E & Sony A.
 
Check out the full review of this impressive, ultra-wide angle manual lens here.
Post Date: 5/11/2017 2:35:10 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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