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 Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc 42
For a limited time, B&H has Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc 42" available for $24.95 with free shipping. Regularly $49.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • White, Silver, Gold & Silver/Gold Colors
  • One Stop Diffusion Panel
  • Folds to 1/3 Open Size
  • Includes Storage Bag
Post Date: 5/20/2015 7:19:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Canon Global:
 
TOKYO, May 20, 2015—Canon Inc. and Canon Marketing Japan Inc. announced today that the Company's EOS 7D Mark II digital SLR camera (launched in October 2014) has been honored with two prestigious Camera Grand Prix (GP) Japan 2015 awards—“Camera of the Year” and “Readers Award”—while the EF11-24mm f/4L USM ultra-wide-angle interchangeable zoom lens (launched in February 2015) was selected for the “Lens of the Year” award. The Camera Grand Prix (GP) Japan awards, considered one of the most sought-after camera and lens product awards in Japan, are organized by the Camera Journal Press Club (CJPC), comprising journalists from major photography and camera magazines in Japan. This year marks the award's 32nd time to be held.
 
The Camera GP Japan 2015 Camera of the Year title was presented to the most outstanding camera from among the 111 models launched in Japan between March 1, 2014, and March 31, 2015. As further indication of the EOS 7D Mark II's overwhelming popularity, the camera was also honored with the Camera GP Japan 2015 Readers Award, based on an online vote by general users. In addition, the EF11-24mm f/4L USM took home the Lens of the Year award, resulting in Canon taking home three out of the four Camera GP Japan awards presented this year.
 
The EOS 7D Mark II, the Company's APS-C-size flagship-model digital SLR camera, delivers a fast continuous shooting speed of up to approximately 10 frames per second (fps) and employs a 65-point all cross-type AF system making possible superior AF performance.
 
The EF11-24mm f/4L USM, in addition to boasting an impressive minimum focal length of 11 mm to achieve the world's widest angle of view, minimizes the occurrence of chromatic aberrations and achieves superior image-quality performance from edge to edge.
 
Reason for Selection: EOS 7D Mark II
 
Camera GP Japan 2015 Camera of the Year: Comments from Camera GP Japan 2015 Executive Committee
Selected for the prestigious Camera of the Year award, the EOS 7D Mark II was lauded for its fast continuous shooting speed of 10 fps, 65-point all cross-type AF system, and other advanced features that, according to the committee, befit a flagship-level digital SLR camera. The camera was also recognized for bringing these high-level features together into an easy-to-use design, enabling users to effortlessly capture not only moving subjects, but any type of subject. Furthermore, the jury members highlighted the camera's “revolutionary” anti-flicker function, which ensures optimal exposure when shooting in environments lit by fluorescent or mercury-vapor lighting. The EOS 7D Mark II was said to be the only digital SLR camera equipped with an APS-C-size sensor that made its presence felt and, thanks to its telephoto effect, continuous shooting speed and other features, once again brings new value to the APS-C-size sensor format.
 
In addition, the committee noted that Canon's promotional efforts in Japan were successful in generating buzz for the camera, lauding the Company's marketing materials, which included seven catalogues that each focused on a different photography genre, as appealing and easy to understand.
Camera GP Japan 2015 Readers Award: Selection of comments from general users
 
  • “I feel that the EOS 7D Mark II stands out from all cameras currently on the market thanks to its ability to capture moving subjects, such as when shooting sports and animals.” (Male, 57 years old)
  • “This is an amazing camera; I can focus on capturing great photographs with no stress at all.” (Female, 29 years old)
  • “Advances made over these past five years were not just for show. Thanks to the EOS 7D Mark II's expanded AF area as well as its improved AF pattern and accuracy, I feel that the camera is exceptionally easy to use.” (Male, 29 years old)
  • “The EOS 7D Mark II achieves a level of performance befitting the true successor to the EOS 7D (released in October 2009), and is offered at a price that is not hard to save for. The camera includes all of the functions and advances that everyone was hoping for, and is quite simply the standout model from these past few years.” (Male, 23 years old)
  • “Offering a 10 fps continuous-shooting speed, an AF system capable of tracking moving subjects, and a metering system, this camera truly is a flagship-level APS-C-size model. Just what you'd expect from Canon—the EOS 7D Mark II really is an amazing camera.” (Male, 42 years old)
  • “You could say that, thanks to its fast continuous shooting speed, the EOS 7D Mark II is the preeminent APS-C-size SLR camera. I feel that this camera is the epitome of Canon truly taking to heart the unique requests of advanced-amateur users.” (Male, 41 years old)
  • “After trying out this camera, you'll realize that it was designed to enable you to capture that most crucial moment. Furthermore, because you can change settings while looking through the viewfinder without having to pull away to look at the monitor or window, the camera delivers a remarkable user experience that drives home the feeling that you are capturing photographs.” (Male, 30 years old)
  • “I feel that the EOS 7D Mark II is the best camera out there; it delivers superior expressiveness regardless of shooting conditions, and a level of AF performance that ensures crucial moments are never lost, and offers an overall balance that makes it stand out above the rest.” (Male, 56 years old)
Reason for Selection: EF11-24mm f/4L USM
 
Camera GP Japan 2015 Lens of the Year: Comments from Camera GP Japan 2015 Executive Committee
Winner of the 2015 Lens of the Year award, the EF11-24mm f/4L USM ultra-wide-angle zoom lens was recognized by the committee for achieving the world's widest angle of view starting at a minimum focal length of 11 mm, without any of the image distortion unique to fisheye lenses. The committee also noted that, thanks to the generous use of cutting-edge optical technologies and lens-coating technologies, the EF11-24mm f/4L USM effectively corrects for aberrations commonly associated with ultra-wide-angle lenses, delivering a level of image quality capable of supporting use even with cameras with high pixel counts. Concluding, the committee said that the lens offers specifications and a perspective that are “truly unique.”
B&H carries the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (review) and the EF 11-24mm f/4L USM (review).
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/20/2015 7:10:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Canon USA:
 
When you travel, time seems to fly by. Don't regret it later because your experiences are too extraordinary to remember with photos that are just "good enough." The places you go, the people you meet and your adventures of a lifetime are worth getting the right shot with a Canon camera.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/20/2015 6:41:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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From Tamron USA:
 
Tamron lens users can post and share photos with dedicated hashtag on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to earn a spot on the Tamron USA website
 
May 19, 2015, Commack, N.Y - Tamron USA announces its #WithMyTamron social media initiative, exclusively offered to all Tamron USA lens users. Participants simply capture photos with their favorite Tamron lenses, tag them with the #WithMyTamron, and upload them to their public Twitter, and Instagram accounts. Photographers may also directly upload from their device, computer or Facebook photos for consideration in the #WithMyTamron gallery at www.tamron-usa.com by using the "Submit a Photo" button.
 
Tamron staff will select their favorite photos tagged with the #WithMyTamron hashtag to appear on the Tamron USA website, where even more viewers-from budding photo enthusiasts to pros-will be inspired by real images taken by real people with Tamron's unmatched lens lineup.
 
Users will be able to search for and share photos with the #WithMyTamron hashtag on social media, fostering a community of dedicated Tamron aficionados who want to see what others are capturing with their own Tamron lenses.
 
B&H carries Tamron lenses.
Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 5/19/2015 3:50:04 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens
Through February 28, B&H has the Refurbished Canon EOS Rebel SL1 with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens available for $399.95 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $499.00 new after $200.00 instant savings.
 
Relevant Reviews
 
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/19/2015 2:08:04 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash
eBay (via 6ave) has the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash available for $418.55 with free shipping. Compare at $499.00 after $50.00 instant rebate.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/19/2015 1:04:49 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with 24-105mm f/4L IS Lens
Still Live: eBay (GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III with 24-105mm f/4L IS Lens for $2,599.00. Compare at $3,099.00 after $300.00 instant rebate.
 
Note: This is a direct import model (gray) that may not qualify for a Canon USA warranty. Seller advertises 1 year warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/19/2015 11:38:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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B&H has posted a great articlce on their Explora site called "44 Tips to Improve Your Photography."
 
Yes, it's a fairly lengthy read as each tip is supported with a small 2-4 sentence paragraph, but the author (Todd Vorenkamp) has done a good job compiling the list and concisely explaining why each one is important.
Post Date: 5/19/2015 9:47:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The 5D III and 70-300 L Visit the San Juan Mountains
After spending a late September day scouting from Crested Butte to Durango and back north to near Telluride with practically no pictures captured, the sun finally broke through an opening in the heavy clouds that had produced rain and the season's first snow for most of the day. This is the breathtaking scene that was presented to me.
 
Capturing attractive landscape images with a telephoto lens is sometimes so easy that it almost feels like cheating. I safely pulled off the road, setup and quickly shot until the sun went back behind the curtain of heavy clouds.
 
Looking for a fall foliage photography trip? Few locations are better than the San Juan Mountains in Colorado. The aspen trees play a starring role in this spectacular landscape.
 
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Post Date: 5/19/2015 8:46:21 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM available for $344.00. Compare at $399.00 after $100.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Post Date: 5/19/2015 8:36:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Rode VideoMic Pro with upgraded Rycote Lyre Suspension System
From RØDE:
 
RØDE Microphones is announcing an upgrade to its number one selling microphone worldwide, the VideoMic Pro.
 
Originally released in 2010, the VideoMic Pro quickly became an industry standard on-camera shotgun microphone for professionals and enthusiasts alike. With its small form factor, superior audio quality and industry first +20db level boost, it was the perfect companion for DSLR cameras as they became the go-to device for high definition video capture.
 
Determined to raise the bar again in 2015, RØDE’s all new VideoMic Pro will feature the acclaimed Rycote Lyre suspension system, along with an upgraded microphone capsule, improving both the physical characteristics and audio performance of the microphone.
 
Already implemented on the VideoMic and VideoMic GO, the Rycote Lyre suspension system is widely regarded as the best microphone shock mounting solution available. Featuring a suspension structure composed of a hard-wearing thermoplastic, it is far more effective at minimising unwanted vibrations, handling and cable-borne noise than traditional elastic suspensions. Virtually indestructible, the Rycote Lyre will never sag, snap, wear out or require rethreading to maintain its effectiveness.
 
Completing the upgrade is an all-new microphone capsule, giving the 2015 VideoMic Pro even higher sensitivity and lower self-noise, ensuring crystal clear audio capture over a wider dynamic range.
 
“The VideoMic Pro was a revelation for DSLR users the world over, making broadcast quality audio accessible to everyone at an affordable price” comments Damien Wilson, RØDE’s Global Sales and Marketing Director. “Now we’re taking it to another level. With the Rycote Lyre upgrade, and an upgraded capsule, it’s now even better value for such an amazing broadcast quality product.”
 
The VideoMic Pro featuring Rycote Lyre suspension is shipping to authorised RØDE dealers now.
 
B&H carries the RØDE VideoMic Pro.
Category: Rode News
Post Date: 5/19/2015 8:09:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens
Post Date: 5/19/2015 7:37:52 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens
Hot Deal: For a limited time, B&H has the Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens for Canon (review) available for $269.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $479.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/19/2015 6:10:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, May 18, 2015
Benro MoveOver12 Slider Kit and MoveUp4 Jib
From Benro:
 
May 13, 2015 – North White Plains, NY – Benro announces the addition of SystemMove, which includes camera movement tools such as a travel jib and camera sliders.
 
Benro’s lightweight travel jib, known as the MoveUp4, features a folding design making it compact and well suited for traveling. It can support up to 8.8 lb and has a vertical reach of 6 feet making it ideal for HDSLR as well as mid-size professional cameras.
 
The family of camera sliders ranges from an entry-level single rail option up to the fully featured carbon fiber rail MoveOver12, which can support just above 26 lb.
 
“Its no secret that adding camera movement increases your production value and we’ve made it our priority to make the tools to do so more accessible. Having a jib and slider in your toolkit is a must these days, especially when aiming for that cinematic look,” said Brian Hynes, Benro’s brand manager for marketing.
 
MoveUp4 Jib features:
 
  • Folding Design – The MoveUp4 Travel Jib folds up into a small, portable package making this ideal for filmmakers who need travel friendly gear. Its compact design pairs nicely with smaller tripods and lightweight cameras, therefore reducing the overall amount of equipment required to enhance your production value.
  • Vertical reach – With a vertical reach of just over 6 feet, the MoveUp4 Travel Jib can achieve sweeping shots for that cinematic look.
  • Accessory Mounting – Threaded mounting points allow you to attach a monitor arm to view your shot live while operating from the back of the jib.
  • Carrying Case – Each MoveUp4 Travel Jib comes with its own carrying case for easy transportation and protection.
MoveOver4 Slider features:
 
  • 4 Bearing Carriage – The carriage operates using 4 bearings that run along two stainless steel embedded rods providing smooth movement for your shot.
  • Center mountable – Center mounting the slider is made easy using the included cheese plate.
  • Supports up to 8.8 lb (4 kg) – Supports the weight of HDSLRs and small video cameras as well as a flat base head.
  • Vertical mounting – The threaded end blocks (1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16) make it easy to mount your slider vertically, which helps provide more diverse movements.
  • Articulating rubber feet – Easily adjust and level your slider with the articulating rubber feet.
MoveOver8 Slider features:
 
  • Carbon Fiber Rails – Ideal for strength and lightweight support, the MoveOver8 includes two 100% 18mm carbon fiber rails.
  • 4 Bearing Carriage – The carriage operates using 4 quiet operation bearings that run along two carbon fiber rods providing smooth movement for your shot.
  • Center mountable – Center mounting the slider is made easy using the included cheese plate.
  • Supports up to 17.6 lb (8 kg) – Supports the weight of HDSLRs and HD video cameras as well as a flat base head.
  • Stand Adapters – Each end block includes a 3/8"-16 female adapter that when removed becomes a 5/8" port for mounting on C-stands and light stands.
  • All-Terrain Legs – Conquer any terrain and level your slider with the articulating all-terrain legs with adjustable rubber feet.
  • Carrying Case – Deluxe carrying case included for easy transport and protection.
MoveOver12 Slider features:
 
  • Carbon Fiber Rails – Ideal for strength and lightweight support, the MoveOver12 includes two 100% 22mm carbon fiber rails.
  • Flywheel with Belt Drive – Precise control flywheel with rubber track belt drive.
  • 4 Bearing Carriage – The carriage operates using 4 quiet operation bearings that run along two carbon fiber rods providing smooth movement for your shot.
  • Center mountable – Center mounting the slider is made easy using the included cheese plate.
  • Supports up to 26.5 lb (12 kg) – Supports the weight of HDSLRs and heavier HD video cameras as well as a flat base head.
  • Stand Adapters – Each end block includes a 3/8"-16 female adapter that when removed becomes a 5/8" port for mounting on C-stands and light stands.
  • All-Terrain Legs – Conquer any terrain and level your slider with the articulating all-terrain legs with adjustable rubber feet.
  • Carrying Case – Deluxe carrying case included for easy transport and protection.
  • Available in 600mm and 900mm lengths.
The MoveOver12 is also available in a kit, which comes equipped with two Travel Flat tripods, two Leveling Bases, one S8 flat base video head, one carbon fiber slider, a flywheel with belt drive control and a deluxe rolling case.
 
B&H carries the Benro MoveUp4 and MoveOver Slider lineup.
Category: Benro News
Post Date: 5/18/2015 12:07:00 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From CreativeLive:
 
Follow your dream of becoming a wildly successful wedding photographer! Tune in today at 9 AM Pacific for the live kickoff of The Complete Wedding Photographer Experience.
 
In this six-week class, Jasmine Star will cover every aspect of both the business and creative sides of wedding photography. Watch Now and tune in every weekday throughout the series for a new lesson.
 
Watch Live Now
Post Date: 5/18/2015 11:34:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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