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 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
 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
Amazon has the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 FE Lens for Sony E available for $499.00. Regularly $849.00.
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 4/8/2017 9:53:02 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
 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

 
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

 
From the Canon USA YouTube Channel:
 
Capture the world in exquisite detail with the EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro STM. Its powerful features include a built-in Macro Lite for convenient lighting control to help create well-lit and vibrant photos highlighting fine details, and Hybris IS for virtually shake-free images and video. Its compact and lightweight body makes it easy to bring for shots on the go, with high image quality ideal for small subjects and everyday photography.
 
Preorders: B&H | Amazon | Adorama
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/6/2017 7:07:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon:
 
Latest PowerShot Digital Camera Provides Impressive Image Quality, Zoom Range and Tilting LCD Screen in a Compact Size
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., April 6, 2017 – Ideal for families on vacation or parents at their kids’ sporting event looking for a convenient, easy-to- carry compact digital camera capable of producing high quality photos and videos at long distances, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduced today the new PowerShot SX730 HS digital camera. This new digital camera boasts a 20.3 Megapixel CMOS imaging sensor and a powerful 40x Optical Zoom lens (equivalent to 24-960mm) in a form factor that easily fits in a pocket, making it an outstanding camera for budding photographers to capture gorgeous imagery no matter where they are.
 
With new features such as a convenient Self-Portrait and Smooth Skin mode, 3.0-inch LCD screen that rotates up 180 degrees and built-in connectivity capabilities like Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth technology, it’s now easier and more convenient than ever to use Canon digital cameras to share images and videos on the go, making the PowerShot SX730 HS digital camera a great transitional camera for those looking to use something other or move from a smartphone.
 
“We live in a very connected world and want to give people the power to zoom in from far away to capture amazing scenes from a distance, while also being able to share those images in real time,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The new Canon PowerShot SX730 HS digital camera will help photographers effortlessly capture memories, even from great distances and conveniently share their fun with friends and family.”
 
As the successor to Canon’s PowerShot SX720 HS digital compact camera, the PowerShot SX730 HS digital camera also features:
 
  • Powerful 40x Optical Zoom with Zoom Framing Assist
  • Sleek, Lightweight and Pocket-size Design
  • Built-in Wi-Fi1, NFC and Bluetooth3 technology
  • 20.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0-inch Tilt-type (180° up) LCD
  • 1080p Full HD Video at 60p
  • Self Portrait Mode
  • Story Highlights
  • Geotag & Date Stamp Options
Canon’s PowerShot SX730 HS digital camera is scheduled to be available in June 2017 for an estimated retail price of $399.99.
 
B&H has the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS digital camera available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/6/2017 5:27:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Expectations for the just-announced: Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM Lens.
 
This is an interesting little lens with many niceties. Check it out.
 
The Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM Lens is available for preorder at B&H, Amazon and Adorama.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/6/2017 12:00:01 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Canon USA:
 
New Compact and Lightweight EF-S Macro Lens Opens Up a World of Photographic Possibilities and Helps Capture Close Subjects with Incredible Detail
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., April 6, 2017 – Compact and lightweight, the new Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM, announced today by Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is the widest-angle Macro offering in Canon’s popular EF-S lens series. The new lens is designed to help both entry-level and advanced amateur DSLR photographers discover the incredible possibilities of macro photography. Capable of capturing close-up subjects with incredible detail, Canon’s new EF-S macro lens is also the first in the series to feature built-in Macro Lites that allow users to control lighting with ease.
 
“Macro lenses are an amazing way to explore the worlds that exist all around us, and the new Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM lens is the ideal starting point for amateur photographers eager to capture incredible, up-close details on the go,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Whether capturing a delectable dessert or the subtleties of a backyard flower, users will be challenged to find new colors and shapes that turn everyday moments into art.”
 
The new Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM captures stunning images and is a terrific companion lens for entry-level users eager to expand beyond their existing Canon EOS DSLR kit lens. Capable of shooting as close as 30mm from the end of the lens to the subject, aspiring photographers can get up close to a fruit or flower for an entirely new perspective, while capturing high-quality images with beautiful background blur. Additional technologies built into the new Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM lens include:
 
  • Popular 35mm focal length (56mm equivalent) and wide f/2.8 aperture
  • Hybrid IS system offers up to four stops of shake correction
  • Smooth Movie Servo AF with Lead Screw-type STM ensures quiet AF operation
  • Full-time Manual Focus
In a first for the EF-S lens series, the new Canon EF-S 35mm lens sports built-in Macro Lites that allow photographers to carefully arrange macro lighting without using special equipment. With built-in LED lights on each side of the lens, users can create compelling shadows on either side of a subject or adjust intensity to give images a sense of dimension. Once the scene is set, the lens uses superb rendering performance to capture high contrast, sharp images.
 
While specialized for high magnification photography, the Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM is still a versatile option for day-to-day use, easily capable of capturing portraits, landscapes or snapshots. As the latest addition to the lineup of EF-S lenses, Canon continues its commitment to providing a wide-range of affordable lens options for photographers of all levels. The Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM lens is scheduled to be available in June 2017 for an estimated retail price of $349.99.
 
Preorders: B&H | Amazon | Adorama
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/6/2017 12:00:00 AM 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

 
From the ZEISS Camera Lenses YouTube Channel:
 
Long focal length, fast autofocus, optical image stabilization, lightweight. Thanks to the outstanding correction of all chromatic aberrations, the ZEISS Batis 2.8/135 is a high-performance telephoto lens with an Apo Sonnar design. The lens is the optimum solution for medium-distance portrait photography.
 
B&H has the Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E Mount available for preorder.
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 4/5/2017 12:07:47 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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