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 Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Amazon is featuring select Sandisk memory products as a Gold Box Deal of the Day.
 
Discounted Products Include
 
  • SDXC & MicroSDXC Memory Cards
  • USB Flash Drives
  • Solid State Drives (Portable & Internal)
Post Date: 4/11/2017 6:29:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, April 10, 2017
Just posted: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens Review.
 
Tamron has delivered impressively with this G2.
 
The Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon |Adorama (B&H and Adorama are shipping after the holiday break).
Post Date: 4/10/2017 8:27:36 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Amazon has the AmazonBasics Carbon Fiber Monopod available for $59.49. Regularly $69.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Monopod made of lightweight 8X carbon fiber designed for stabilizing SLR, compact, and action cameras; convenient carrying bag included
  • Ultra compact—weighs only 0.95 pounds; measures 17.5 to 61 inches long (fully extended)
  • Supports loads up to 22 pounds; reversible 1/4”-20 and 3/8"-16 screw on the mounting plate
  • 5 extendable sections with rubber twist locks for securely adjusting height
  • Wrist strap and comfortable hand grip; rubber feet with screw-in spike for added stability
  • Backed by an AmazonBasics 1-Year Limited Warranty
Post Date: 4/10/2017 6:31:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Dracast LED1000 Silver Series Foldable Bi-Color LED Light available for $449.95 with next day delivery. Regularly $1,149.95.
 
Included Free: Dracast Camlux Pro Bi-Color On-Camera Light ($89.95 value)
 
Note: Any orders placed now will be processed after B&H reopens at 9am on Wed April 19.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 1000 LEDs with CRI of >95
  • Color Temperature: 3200-5600K
  • Beam Angle: 45°
  • Dimming from 0-100%
  • Folded Size: 9.1 x 7.8 x 1.4"
  • Extended Size: 9.1 x 15.7 x 0.7"
  • Physical Dimming Dial; Aluminum Chassis
  • Power Draw: 58W
  • V-Mount Battery Plate & AC Adapter
  • Center Mount Yoke and Carrying Case
B&H has the Manfrotto XPRO Over 4-Section Aluminum Monopod available for $69.88 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $99.88.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 17.6 lb
  • Max Height: 70.87"
  • Closed Length: 22.4"
  • Sections: 4
  • Weight: 1.65 lb
  • Aluminum Construction
  • Rubber Grip, Wrist Strap
  • Flip-Lock Leg Sections
Note: Any orders placed now will be processed after B&H reopens at 9am on Wed April 19.
Post Date: 4/10/2017 6:06:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, April 8, 2017
From the Federal Aviation Administration:
 
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has established airspace restrictions over 133 military facilities to address national security concerns about unauthorized drone operations. The specific restricted locations are detailed in a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) – UAS NOTAM FDC 7/7137, and may be viewed online via an interactive map here.
 
The Agency is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § 99.7 – Special Security Instructions – to establish these restrictions. The relief provided under § 99.7 is limited to requests from the Department of Defense and U.S. federal security and intelligence agencies based on national security interests.
 
U.S. military facilities are considered “sensitive” as they are vital to the nation’s security. The FAA and the Department of Defense have agreed to restrict drone flights up to 400 feet within the facility’s lateral boundaries. There are only a few exceptions that permit drone flights within these restrictions, and they must be coordinated with the individual facility and/or the FAA. The restrictions are effective on April 14, 2017.
 
Operators who violate the airspace restrictions may be subject to enforcement action, including potential civil penalties and criminal charges.
 
For more information about these restrictions, including frequently asked questions, please visit the FAA’s UAS website.
Category: FAA News
Post Date: 4/8/2017 10:53:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, April 7, 2017
A macro lens is a lens that specifically allows you to focus extremely close to a subject so that it appears large in the viewfinder (and in the final image). "True" macro lenses are able to project subjects onto the camera's sensor life-sized at a 1:1 reproduction ratio resulting in a 1.0x MM (Maximum Magnification) at the lens' MFD (Minimum Focus Distance, measured from the subject to the sensor), meaning that a 0.6" (15mm) long subject would be projected 0.6" (15mm) long onto the sensor. While that doesn't sound like a big deal, keep in mind that a subject measuring only 1.4 x .9" (36.0 x 24.0mm) will completely fill the frame of a full frame DSLR. When viewed on a large display, tiny details in your subjects become conspicuous features while using true macro lenses.
 
A select few macro lenses actually exceed life-sized reproduction (the Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x Macro is a notable example) for the ultimate in close-up DSLR photography. Besides true macros, lenses featuring a MM between 0.50x and 1.0x can also be considered macro lenses as they permit significantly closer focus than typical lenses provide.
 
Macro lenses come in a variety of focal lengths from wide-angle to telephoto. The important thing to keep in mind is that the lens' focal length will determine your field of view, working distance available and background blur capable when photographing your subject. For instance, the Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM features a 35mm focal length (as the name implies) and produces 1.0x magnification at its MFD of 5.1" (130mm). In contrast, the Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM produces the same magnification with a subject placed 18.9" (480mm) from the sensor. The extra working distance provided by longer focal length macro lenses can be very beneficial if photographing skittish subjects such as insects. Longer focal lengths also produce a more pronounced background blur which can be great for showcasing your subject through isolation.
 
Focal Length Background Blur

On that note, let's consider the many common uses for macro lenses. Typical macro subjects include the aforementioned insects, flowers, jewelry (especially engagement and/or wedding rings), coins, and everyday small objects. If your subject isn't necessarily small, you can focus on the small details of a larger subject to create intriguing macro imagery.
 
Rose Macro 2015

Now that you know more about macro lenses, you may consider adding one to your kit. And on that note, checking out our Macro Lens Recommendations will help you find the right macro lens for you.
 
Now get out there and enjoy shooting our big world full of small things!
Post Date: 4/7/2017 10:23:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Image quality (results from 3 cameras), vignetting, flare and distortion test results along with specs, measurements, standard product images and eye candy have been added to the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens page.
 
The Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens is in stock at B&H (Nikon mount coming soon).
Post Date: 4/7/2017 7:59:52 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Nikon:
 
KeyMission 360 Firmware
 
Changes from Firmware Version 1.2 to 1.3
 
  • Made improvements regarding an issue which resulted in connections between the camera and iOS 10.2-compatible versions of the SnapBridge 360/170 app becoming unstable.
Download: KeyMission 360 Firmware v.1.2
 


KeyMission 80 Firmware
 
Changes from Firmware Version 1.0 to 1.1
 
  • Made improvements regarding an issue which resulted in connections between the camera and iOS 10.2-compatible versions of the SnapBridge app becoming unstable.
  • Made movie and photo download using the SnapBridge app more reliable.
  • Fixed an issue in which zoom would be displayed during remote photography with the SnapBridge app.
  • Fixed an issue in which location data supplied by the smartphone would be recorded incorrectly when On was selected for Upload location in the Connect tab of the SnapBridge app.
Download: KeyMission 80 Firmware v.1.1
 


COOLPIX W100 Firmware
 
Changes from Firmware Version 1.2 to 1.3
 
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in unreliable connections between the camera and the iOS 10.2 version of the SnapBridge app.
  • Improved the reliability of photo and movie transfer using the SnapBridge app.
Download: COOLPIX W100 Firmware v.1.3
 


COOLPIX B700 Firmware
 
Changes from Firmware Version 1.1 to 1.2
 
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in unreliable connections between the camera and the iOS 10.2 version of the SnapBridge app.
Download: COOLPIX B700 Firmware v.1.2
 
B&H carries the following:
 
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/7/2017 7:01:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the MXL 870 Studio Condenser Microphone available for $59.95 with free shipping. Regularly $199.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Large-Diaphragm Condenser
  • FET Preamp in Capsule
  • Designed for Vocals and Instruments
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Includes Shockmount
Post Date: 4/7/2017 6:02:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Prolite Bouncer available for $9.95 with free shipping. Regularly $29.95.
 
Instead of permanently attaching hook & loop fasteners to affix this to your flash, you may prefer to usa a cinch strap instead. [Sean]
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Fits Most On-Camera Flash Units
  • Redirects and Softens Light
  • Minimal Light Loss
  • Attaches via Hook-and-Loop Fasteners
  • No Exposure Compensation Necessary
Post Date: 4/7/2017 5:18:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, April 6, 2017
B&H has the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon in stock with free expedited shipping.
Post Date: 4/6/2017 4:22:54 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Dracast LED500 Silver Series Bi-Color LED Light (V-Mount or NP-F) available for $199.95 with free shipping. Regularly $534.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 3200-5600K Variable Color Temperature
  • 10 x 10.4 x 1.8", Weighs 2 lb
  • 45-Degree Beam Angle
  • AC or DC Operation
  • 100-0% Dimming
  • CRI: 95
  • 100-240 VAC Power Adapter Included
  • Carry Case

 
From the B&H YouTube Channel:
 
B&H is proud to present its Women of Influence series. Sandy Puc' is an award winning photographer, educator, and business woman. With years of experience in children and family portraiture, she has taken on both entrepreneurial and philanthropic roles that have defined her career.
 
Sandy's Websites:
http://www.sandypuc.com/
https://vimeo.com/sandypuc
Post Date: 4/6/2017 12:17:17 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, April 5, 2017
B&H has the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Nikon in stock with free expedited shipping. The Canon version is expected to be in stock this friday, April 7.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/5/2017 3:24:06 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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