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 Tuesday, May 16, 2017
From Canon USA:
 
Thank you for using Canon products.
 
For EOS C300 Mark II/EOS C300 Mark II PL Digital Cinema Cameras equipped with firmware Version 1.0.6.1.00, we have confirmed a phenomenon in which, depending upon the usage conditions, the camera freezes when a VPG 130 CFast card is used simultaneously with a non VPG130 CFast card.
 
Firmware Version 1.0.7.1.00 (or later) resolves this phenomenon.
 
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to customers, and we ask for your ongoing patience.
 
Phenomenon
 
When a VPG130 CFast card is used simultaneously with a non VPG130 CFast card the camera may freeze. If the camera freezes, even if the live view image is displayed, all buttons and switches, including the POWER switch, will no longer respond, and the footage will not be recorded on the cards. (The time code and the recording indicator may continue to work.)
 
The camera can be released from the freeze condition by detaching it from the power supply (or removing the battery).
 
Affected Products
 
EOS C300 Mark II/EOS C300 Mark II PL Digital Cinema Cameras (with Firmware V1.0.6.1.00).
 
Support
 
Firmware Version 1.0.7.1.00 (or later) resolves this phenomenon.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/16/2017 7:16:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Porta Brace PB-2750F Hard Case with Foam Interior (Blue) available for $179.00 with free shipping. Regularly $245.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • For Video, Audio and Photo Equipment
  • TTX01 High-strength Resin Case
  • Cubed Foam Interior
  • Hard Rigid Grip Handles
  • Retractable Handle
  • Built-in Wheels
Note: Several other Porta Brace hard cases are also marked down.
B&H has the Sigma MC-11 Mount Converter/Lens Adapter (Sigma EF-Mount Lenses to Sony E) available for $149.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $249.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Adapt EF-Mount Lens to Sony E Body
  • Integrated LED Displays Compatibility
  • Maintains Autofocus and Auto-Exposure
  • Supports In-Camera Correction Features
B&H has the PNY Technologies 128GB Elite UHS-I microSDXC Memory Card available for $49.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $69.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 128GB Storage Capacity
  • UHS-I / U1 / Class 10
  • Max. Read Speed: 85 MB/s
  • Includes SD Memory Card Adapter
Through the end of today Eastern Time, B&H has the Zoom H1 Ultra-Portable Digital Audio Recorder (Gray) available for $64.99 with free shipping. Regularly $99.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • X/Y Stereo Mic
  • Records WAV and MP3 up to 24-bit/96 kHz
  • Records to microSD/SDHC
  • 3.5mm I/O
  • High-Speed USB 2.0 Connectivity
  • Backlit LCD Display
  • Built-In Speaker
  • Uses 1 AA Battery
  • Threaded Tripod Mount Socket
 Monday, May 15, 2017
Adorama has the Induro GIT204 Grand Series 2 Stealth Carbon Fiber Tripod available for $209.00 with free shipping. Regularly $388.87.
 
Product Specs
 
MaterialCarbon fiber
Leg Sections3
Leg Lock TypeTwist
Head Mount Thread Size3/8"-16
Foot MountUNC 3/8-16
Foot TypeRemovable Rubber-Spiked
Load Capacity44.1 lb (20 kg)
Maximum Height53.9" (137.0 cm)
Minimum Height4.9" (12.5 cm)
Folded Length21.3" (54.0 cm)
Weight4.2 lb (1.9 kg)
B&H has the Shure VP83F LensHopper Shotgun Microphone with Integrated Flash Recorder available for $269.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $299.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone
  • Records 24-bit/48kHz WAV to MicroSDHC
  • Easy-to-Use Menu System and LCD Display
  • Fully Adjustable Gain in 1dB Increments
  • Integrated Rycote Lyre System
  • Switchable Low-Cut Filter
  • 10 Hours of Battery Life
  • Detachable 3.5mm Gold-Plated Audio Cable
  • Standard-Size Shoe Mount
  • Lightweight All-Metal Construction
From Canon USA:
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., May 15, 2017 – Former Major League All-Star and New York Yankee, Mark Teixeira, swings back into action with Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, in support of the Canon Little LeaguePhotoContest powered by PIXMA printers. This partnership means Teixeira will be on hand at the Little League Baseball World Series in South Williamsport, PA, on August 27 to meet the winners and unveil the winning photos.
 
“As a former MLB player, there are countless photos of me playing professionally, but as a father, I now appreciate the importance of capturing the early years – there’s nothing like that first Little League photo of your child,” said Teixeira. “I’m very excited to partner with Canon this year because I understand the power of printed images that can be shared of life’s most exciting moments for years to come.”
 
Fans are encouraged to make the season last a lifetime by submitting their favorite photos to the Canon Little League Photo Contest. By visiting www.littleleague.org/canonphotocontest and submitting photos through June 30, 2017 fans will have the chance to win one of three grand prizes (one for each theme) including a trip to join Mark in South Williamsport, PA and see their winning photos on display for up to one year in the World of Little League Museum in the Richard “Hank” Bauer, Jr. Little League Photography Exhibit in the World Series Gallery presented by Easton Foundations. “Canon is proud to partner with the Little League World Series and team up with generations of families hoping to capture the moment where their little leaguer’s hard work and character is put on display,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Canon PIXMA Printers continue to support those looking to make these memorable action-packed moments sharable for generations to come.”
 
The Canon Little League Photo Contest powered by PIXMA Printers focuses on three themes:
 
  • Stepping Up To The Plate—an in-action game shot
  • Fandemonium—a photo that showcases fandom
  • Team Spirit—a photo that showcases team spirit
All images should capture the spirit of what it is like to be a baseball fan. Entries will be judged on the use of the theme (50 percent) and on the quality of the image (25 percent) and overall impression (25 percent).
 
“The Canon Little League Photo Contest serves as a celebration of treasured Little League memories each year,” said Liz DiLullo Brown, Little League’s vice president, marketing & Communications. “Those special moments, captured and cemented in time through photographs, help us to remember how treasured the Little League program is by families around the world.”

 
From the Photos in Color YouTube Channel:
 
Everything you need to know about photography in one simpler (funny) song. We all know the song the 12 days of christmas right? Well this is the 12 days of photography and yes it gets faster, more crazy and Ed Gregory has a hard time keeping up.
Post Date: 5/15/2017 10:29:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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
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