Canon and Sony News, Deals, What's New

 Saturday, August 6, 2022

From Tamron:

Development Announcement

TAMRON Announces Development of TAMRON Lens Utility MobileTM for AndroidTM1 OS

Users can tune lens features in the field via a smartphone

August 3, 2022, Commack, NY - Tamron announces the development of TAMRON Lens Utility MobileTM, a dedicated application for smartphones and tablets running the Android OS2 that provides convenient use in the field and expands the possibilities of video and still photography. The application is the mobile version of the TAMRON Lens Utility dedicated PC software that has earned praise from many TAMRON lens users since its release in October 2021 and was developed in-house by TAMRON. The Tamron Lens Utility Mobile is expected to launch later this year.3

Summary of TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile

October 2021 marked the release of TAMRON Lens Utility, a dedicated PC software that enables the customization of various functions of select TAMRON lenses to match the video and still photography style of the lens user. Since then, we have received feedback regarding improved convenience from customers wishing to make lens function customizations when shooting in the field. As a result, we have developed TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile for Android OS (compatible OS Android 6-124). Using the optional TAMRON Connection Cable5, an Android smart device can be connected to a lens to easily configure lens customizations without requiring a computer.6

A new function that enables lens operations to be controlled from a smartphone has also been added. For example, the A-B Focus function that smoothly shifts the focus from one preselected subject to another can be setup without touching the lens.

Expansion of functions in the future is possible to make users even more comfortable to try out video production.

Functions of TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile

Tethered remote control

  • Dedicated features developed for the smartphone can be configured to perform tethered control. (Features that can be configured with the Remote Set Button in the application)
  • A-B Focus: Set 2 focus positions (A and B) and make the focus shift between A and B
  • Focus Preset: Set your desired focus position and move the focus to the recorded point by a single tap of the Remote Set Button7

Customizing the Custom Switch or Focus Set Button (Normal functions available with the PC version)

  • A-B Focus: Set 2 focus positions (A and B) and make the focus shift between A and B7
  • Focus Preset: Set your desired focus position and move the focus to the recorded point by a single press of the Focus Set Button7
  • Select AF/MF: Select AF and MF function using the Focus Set Button
  • Switch Focus Ring Function (Focus/Aperture): Switch Focus Ring Function from focus adjustment to aperture adjustment
  • Assign function from the camera: Assign custom functions from the camera body to the Focus Set Button

*The function of the Focus Set Button can be cleared.

Customizing the Focus Ring

  • MF Ring Rotation: Change the rotation direction of the focus ring
  • MF Method: Choose the method of focus operation when using the focus ring

*As the application is still under development, the screenshots are subject to change without notice due to design evolution or other factors.

  1. Android is a trademark of Google LLC.
  2. This application is designed for Android OS. Please note that iOS is not supported at this time.
  3. Release date is subject to change depending on development conditions.
  4. Compatible with Android devices fitted with USB Type-C ports only.
  5. TAMRON Connection Cable (USB Type C to Type C) (Model CC-350) is sold separately.
  6. Lens firmware updates are not supported with the Mobile version. Performing firmware updates requires the TAMRON Lens Utility for PC and a computer.
  7. With the Mobile version, the focus travel time can be specified in 0.1-second increments. With the PC version, there are eight possible speed levels.
Post Date: 8/6/2022 12:00:52 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

From Sony EU:

Sony Unlocks In-Camera Forgery-Proof Technology

Sony today announced the availability of its in-camera forgery proof photo technology for corporate business users. Using digital signatures processed at capture, Sony technology supports detection of any modification to an image, thus protecting it from fraudulent usage.

Following widespread issues with unauthorised editing and misconduct around digital photo data, Sony has developed forgery-proof technology, based on standard cryptography, for corporate users to safeguard images against future misuse.

With Sony’s in-camera signing mode activated, images are immediately cryptographically signed by the camera processor upon capture. Following this, any pixel modification, tampering or potential forgery will cancel the image signature, as the image manipulation will be detected by the customer’s own certificate server during examination.

Available on the Alpha 7 IV camera, with expansion to other models to be considered in sequence, this new functionality streamlines the lengthy process required from image submission through to verification, all with the addition of extra security.

The Alpha 7 IV also combines a 33.0MP full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor with BIONZ XR™ imaging engine to deliver high-speed processing and outstanding resolution.

Sony’s new forgery-proof signing mode ensures the secure creation and transmission of images based on cryptographic methods, as the fundamental need for certifying unmodified and secure images grows in many applications, across multiple industries.

This technology is particularly applicable for passports and ID verification but goes further in tackling image manipulation in the media, medical and law enforcement fields. For the insurance and construction sectors, this technology will offer a secure foundation for inspection and recording of damage.

Yasuo Baba, Director of Digital Imaging and European Product Marketing at Sony, commented: “It is Sony’s missions to strengthen business solutions with cutting-edge imagery technology and our in-camera digital signing is a real gamechanger for combatting image manipulation and forgery across multiple industries. Whilst appropriate adaptations for each industry need to be made, the digital signature is multilingual and can be used internationally, enabling organisations worldwide to streamline mandatory image signing with Sony technology.”

Currently compatible with the Alpha 7 IV, and subject to receipt of a license to enable Sony’s signing mode, this facility will be available for business users with plans for further model expansion to follow. In tandem, Sony will continue to examine how we can utilise our industry-leading imaging technology to further support enhanced security across multiple industries, with plans to expand the line-up of supported cameras hereafter.

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sony Announcements
Post Date: 8/6/2022 11:23:44 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Be the first to check out when B&H opens at 9:30 PM ET tonight:

B&H has a 10-rated used Canon RF 100-500mm L IS USM Lens in stock. Save $290.00 vs. new.

Learn more: Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens Review

Save the tax, use the B&H Payboo payment card.

Post Date: 8/6/2022 11:14:26 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Canon has released new versions of Digital Photo Professional.

Changes for Digital Photo Professional 4.16.11:

  • Fixes an issue, in which the RAW images adjusted with the "Click white balance" function of a previous version cannot be correctly displayed.

Download: DPP 4.16.11 (thanks, Scott!)

Post Date: 8/6/2022 10:46:31 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, August 5, 2022

The Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS Lens just arrived in stock at B&H.

Act fast. This lens has been out of stock and hard to get since it first hit the streets.

For more information on this lens, check out the Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS Lens Review.

Posted to: Sony News   Category: In Stock Notices
Post Date: 8/5/2022 10:33:04 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, August 4, 2022

The Canon EOS R3 is in stock at B&H!

Learn more: Canon EOS R3 Review

Posted to: Canon News   Category: In Stock Notices
Post Date: 8/4/2022 10:18:42 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

B&H has an "Open Box" Canon RF 28-70mm F2 L USM Lens in stock. While this lens is priced the same as a one new, it should be in new condition and using the B&H Payboo card saves the tax – and you can get this lens now.

B&H has a used Canon EOS R5 in stock.

Learn more:

Canon RF 28-70mm F2 L USM Lens Review
Canon EOS R5 Review

Post Date: 8/4/2022 10:35:28 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

B&H has a pair of used Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS Lenses in stock — save up to $2,160.00 vs. new.

Learn more: Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens Review

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Used Cameras and Lenses
Post Date: 8/4/2022 1:00:19 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Check out today's B&H Deal Zone for big savings on:

  • Delkin Devices 512GB POWER CFexpress Type B Memory Card – only $169.99 after $330.00 instant savings
  • WD My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drives (8TB or 12TB) – only $159.99 - $209.99 after $110.00 instant savings
  • Netgear Orbi Pro AC3000 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi System – only $129.99 after $270.00 instant savings
  • Oben ALF-6193 Skysill Series 3-Section Aluminum Tripods – only $99.95 - $149.95 after up to $80.00 instant savings
  • & more!

See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/4/2022 12:53:23 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Canon, Inc. added a Presentation Material and Speech Summary and a Q&A Session Summary to the first quarter 2022 financial results on the Investor Relations page.

Presentation Material
Results
Supplementary Data
Presentation Material and Speech Summary
Q&A Session Summary

Interesting Info from the 2Q 2022 Analyst Meeting Q&A Session Summary

Q1. What is your outlook for the external environment in 2023 and the sustainability of your growth going forward?

A1. Even if production around the world recovers smoothly, it will probably take around a year for the inflation caused by the shortage of goods, which arose from supply-chain disruptions etc., to subside naturally. We expect to continue growing as we have transformed our business portfolio and will actively invest to further enhance our products.

Q3. Amid concern that semiconductor capital spending will slowdown, what is your outlook for semiconductor lithography equipment demand in 2023?

A3. Considering the current situation of semiconductor shortages and the technological innovation that is occurring now, we expect demand to remain strong. For this reason, we will continue to invest in production expansion, with a plan to increase our production capacity by at least 50% in the future.

Q5. What is your outlook for the camera market going forward? Additionally, will you continue to offer both Mirrorless and DSLR cameras?

A5. The camera market has largely bottomed out at its current size. Going forward, we expect the professional and advanced amateur segment to expand further and that products will become more highly developed. Accordingly, we expect the overall market to grow from now on. As for DSLR cameras, we will continue to supply products as long as there is demand.

Buy your Canon cameras, lens, and accessories at B&H.

Posted to: Canon News   Category: Canon Announcements
Post Date: 8/3/2022 5:08:38 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Sony's 2022 Q1 financial results are available on the Investor Relations page.

Presentation (track I&SS for the Imaging and Sensing Solutions segment)
Speech Transcript
Financial Statements
Supplementary Information Webcast

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sony Financial Statements
Post Date: 8/3/2022 12:02:48 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Check out today's B&H Deal Zone for big savings on the Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Lens in many mounts (Silver).

See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/2/2022 11:52:08 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News   Category: In Stock Notices
Post Date: 8/2/2022 11:44:21 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Sony's latest round of instant savings looks like this:

ModelRebate Amount 
Sony Alpha 7R IV, IVA Buy$500.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony Alpha 7R III, IIIA Buy$600.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony Alpha 7 III Buy$200.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony Alpha 7C Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony Alpha 7R II Buy$500.00 - $600.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 40mm F2.5 G Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM Lens Buy$200.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Lens Buy$300.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon

In addition, Sony flashes, vertical grips, mic systems, memory cards, and Experia Smartphones are discounted.

Posted to: Sony News   Categories: Photography Deals, Sony Rebates
Post Date: 8/2/2022 11:27:39 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, August 1, 2022

The refurbished Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens and Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM Lens are on sale at Canon USA. Save $90.00 on each.

Take a moment to browse the entire Canon USA Store refurbished camera, lens, and flash inventory.

Expect Canon USA refurbished gear to be like new with an as-new warranty and a great price (even without a sale).

Post Date: 8/1/2022 1:31:23 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News   Categories: Photography Deals, Canon Rebates
Post Date: 8/1/2022 1:24:35 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

The fast SanDisk 2TB and 4TB Extreme PRO Portable SSD V2 are on sale at B&H.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/1/2022 1:09:27 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Check out today's B&H Deal Zone for big savings on:

  • SanDisk 512GB Extreme PRO CFexpress Card Type B – only $399.99 after $200.00 instant savings
  • Pelican iM2500TP Case with TrekPak Dividers (Black) – only $179.95 after $80.00 instant savings
  • Sachtler Ace M System Black Edition with Tripod & Mid-Level Spreader (75mm Bowl) – only $499.50 after $350.00 instant savings
  • GVM Teleprompter for Tablets and Smartphones with Bluetooth Remote and App – only $299.00 after $100.00 instant savings
  • Angler Wrinkle-Resistant Fleece Backgrounds (9 x 20') – only $79.95 after $60.00 instant savings
  • & more!

See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals.

Posted to: Canon News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/1/2022 1:00:56 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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