Canon, Nikon, and Sony News, Deals, What's New

 Friday, January 24, 2020

 
From the B&H YouTube Channel:
 
In this lighting tutorial, David Flores shows you indoor and outdoor studio lighting setups for portrait photography. You'll also learn strobist photography techniques, such as camera settings to balance studio strobe light with ambient light.
 
Gear Used:
 
Post Date: 1/24/2020 5:52:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Adobe Photoshop YouTube Channel:
 
In this episode of #PHOMO, Paul Trani explores the new Capture from Image functionality in Photoshop. Watch how Photoshop automatically creates patterns, shapes, color themes and gradients from your images using the Capture functionality. Watch this video for helpful tips and tricks to end those feelings of #PHOMO when it comes to design.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 1/24/2020 5:10:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From SIGMA:
 
SIGMA announces the shipment schedule for SIGMA CINE LENS /i Technology-compatible PL mount lens in the FF High Speed Prime Line.
 
  • Shipment schedule:February, 2020
Optimized for large-format camera systems and 8K shooting, the FF High Speed Prime Line lenses deliver stunning image quality in compact construction. A new addition to this prime lens lineup comes with electronic contacts that supports Cooke’s /i Technology communication protocol for Art Prime PL mount lenses. By using an /i Technology-compatible cine lens with a cine camera that supports the same protocol, users can see and record lens metadata such as focus distance, focal length, and aperture. This helps streamline compositing in the post production process. This is particularly suitable for the latest forms of filmmaking, such as VFX, that call for detailed shooting data. Prototypes of this /i Technology-compatible FF High Speed Prime lens were used for shooting “Top Gun: Maverick”, scheduled to be released in 2020, showing that the new lens is already in commercial applications.
 
For SIGMA customers who has already purchased a SIGMA PL mount lens, Mount Conversion Service is available to convert the lenses to /i Technology-compatible PL mount. In order to apply for the service, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary or distributor.
 
B&H has the SIGMA CINE LENS /i Technology-compatible PL mount Lenses available for special order.
Category: SIGMA News
Post Date: 1/24/2020 4:51:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, January 23, 2020
Image quality test results have been added to the Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS Lens page.
 
We were told that this lens could be slightly sharper than the excellent Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM Lens and it is that.
 
Check out the Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS Lens vs. Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM Lens comparison to see that impressive performance.
 
The Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS Lens is available for order at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA (1 in stock!) | WEX
 
Rent the Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS Lens from Lensrentals.
 
Please share!
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/23/2020 8:10:05 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Tokina:
 
Thank you for using Tokina products.
 
We have thoroughly tested all current Tokina interchangeable lenses (Nikon F mount) with the Nikon Z 6, Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 50 mirrorless camera using the Nikon mount adapter FTZ.
 
The results confirm that current Tokina lens models showed no issues in general operations with the following exceptions:
 
  • Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF
    Issue: Compared with general conditions depending on aperture value AF speed might be slower.
  • Tokina AT-X 70-200mm F4 FX VCM-S
    Issue: AF communication error. However, the lens will operate normally in manual focus mode.
Please, note that due to mount adapter FTZ specifications, the following Tokina lenses do not AF but will operate in manual focus mode:
 
  • Tokina AT-X M100 AF PRO D
  • Tokina AT-X 107 AF DX NH Fisheye
  • Tokina AT-X 107 AF DX Fisheye
For any question about compatibility of Tokina interchangeable lenses with Nikon Z 6, Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 50 mirrorless camera contact us via contact form.
Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Tokina News
Post Date: 1/23/2020 5:19:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From SIGMA:
 
Firmware update for SIGMA 45mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary for Sony E-mount (v02)
 
Benefit of the update:
 
  • It has corrected the phenomenon whereby the image rarely blurs when using the in-body image stabilization.
To update the firmware, please refer to this link.
 
* After the update, please remove the battery pack from the camera and put it back in again.
 


Firmware update for SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary for CANON EF mount (v1.04)
 
For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK and applicable products listed below, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro.
 
Benefits of the update:
 
  • It has optimized the operation of Mode 2 in Optical Stabilizer when used in combination with the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21 EF-L.
SIGMA Optimization Pro Download page
 


Firmware update for SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 SA-E / EF-E (v1.29)
 
Benefits of the update:
 
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art for SIGMA SA mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.1.01.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary for SIGMA SA mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.1.04.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for SIGMA SA mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.1.03.
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | Sports for SIGMA SA mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.1.02.
SIGMA Optimization Pro Download page
Post Date: 1/23/2020 5:11:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the WD 1TB My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (White/Gold) available for $39.99. Regularly $69.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 1TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • Bus Powered
  • 256-Bit AES Hardware Encryption
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 1/23/2020 4:47:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Angler 865BLED Sparta Bicolor LED Light available for $99.00 with free shipping. Regularly $199.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Color: 3200-5600K, CRI/TLCI: 94.6/96.5
  • Dimming: 10-99%, Measures 8 x 7 x 1.5"
  • 60° Beam Spread, 2 x NP-F Battery Plates
  • AC Adapter, Optional Battery Power
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 1/23/2020 4:42:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Pelican iM2975 Storm Trak Case with Padded Dividers (Black) available for $268.95 with free shipping. Regularly $468.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • HPX High Performance Resin Case
  • Movable Padded Dividers
  • Dent-resistant and Shatter-resistant
  • Tough, Rugged and Lightweight
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Rotolight NEO 2 Explorer Kit available for $799.00 with free shipping. Regularly $1,199.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Portable 3-Light Kit for Photo and Video
  • Includes Light Stands and Filter Packs
  • Continuous Light and Flash Modes
  • 3150-6300K Color Temperature; Dimming
  • 96 CRI / 91 TLCI
  • 2000 Lux at 3'
  • AccuColour Color Rendering
  • F-Stop Display at Given Distances
  • Built-In Skyport Receiver (up to 656')
  • CineSFX Mode Lighting Effects
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 1/22/2020 4:43:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Make carrying your cameras easier — check out this DealZone Flash Sale at B&H. The Tamrac Pro Strap is on sale for 50% off, only $49.95 with free shipping
Post Date: 1/21/2020 11:40:10 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H is having a Big Game Gear Sale. Save up to $2,000.00!
 
Is it time to upgrade your entertainment system, perhaps with a 4k TV?
 
Don't forget to use the Payboo card at checkout.
Post Date: 1/21/2020 10:12:21 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Just posted: Really Right Stuff MC-34 Monopod Review.
 
The leg locks are awesome and contribute heavily to making this the best monopod I've used.
 
The Really Right Stuff MC-34 Monopod is available for order (in stock soon) at B&H.
 
Please share!
Post Date: 1/21/2020 7:58:06 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the ProMediaGear TR344L 34mm Series 71" Pro-Stix Carbon-Fiber Tripod available for $917.96 with free expedited shipping via the Clip Coupon feature. Regularly $1,079.95.
 
Note: Many ProMediaGear products currently qualify for a "Clip Coupon" discount.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 60 lb
  • Max Height: 71", Min Height: 3.8"
  • Folded Length: 23.8"
  • Leg Sections: 4, Weight: 4.3 lb
B&H has the IRIX 15mm f/2.4 Firefly Lens available for $395.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $475.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.4 to f/22
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Two ED and Three HR Elements
Post Date: 1/21/2020 5:07:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Tamrac Arc Long Zoom Lens Case for 150-600mm Zooms available for $14.95 with free shipping. Regularly $52.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds Tamron/Sigma 150-600mm Zoom Lens
  • Zipper and Metal Buckle Closure
  • M.A.S. Quick-Attachment Accessory Slots
  • Foam Padded
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 1/21/2020 4:56:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon:
 
Nikon WT-7 Firmware 1.4
 
Changes from Firmware Version 1.3 to 1.4
 
  • Added support for the D780.
Download: Nikon WT-7 Firmware 1.4
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/21/2020 4:51:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Sony E available for $699.00 with free shipping. Regularly $899.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Two FLD Elements and Five SLD Elements
  • Two Aspherical Elements
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 1/21/2020 4:46:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, January 20, 2020
A new Sony Trade-In Trade Up Event just opened up. In addition to the value of your trade-in (any working digital interchangeable-lens camera or lens), get up to an additional $300.00 off select Sony cameras (a7R IV included) and lenses (14 very popular models). Get the details at B&H!
 
Save the tax, use the B&H Payboo payment card (I use it exclusively at B&H).
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 1/20/2020 12:04:44 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Use coupon code SHIP35 (one use per customer) at Lensrentals to save up to $35 on shipping. This deal expires on 1/31/2020.
 
Renting is a great option for trying new gear or for getting otherwise unaffordable gear to use for short periods of time.
Post Date: 1/20/2020 10:13:35 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Just posted: MindShift Gear BackLight 18L Review.
 
This is a great little backpack for a mirrorless or a small DSLR kit.
 
The MindShift Gear BackLight 18L is in stock at B&H | Think Tank Photo / MindShit Gear | Adorama | Amazon USA
 
Please share!
Post Date: 1/20/2020 7:41:28 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
For a limited time, B&H has their Robus Tripods and Monopods on sale for 15% off.
 
Want to know more about Robus tripods? Check out our Robus RC-5570 Vantage Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod Review.
Post Date: 1/20/2020 5:29:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Ready to be impressed?
 
Roger Cicala of LensRentals has shared a teardown of the Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens. Below is from the conclusion section:
As you can probably tell from our struggles doing this disassembly, the Nikon Z lenses are very different than their legacy lenses. They’re also different than what we’ve seen from other manufacturers. That suggests Nikon Z lenses, like Canon R lenses, are a completely new optomechanical design, probably done entirely in-house.
 
The engineering itself is incredible in most ways. The neatly laid out and solidly adhered flexes reflect the careful design. The taping of every possible point that Loctite or anything else could get in the lens does, too. The design is logical and clean; the difficulties in the tear-down were ours. Now that we know our way around, disassembly won’t be bad at all.
Check out the full Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens Teardown.
Post Date: 1/20/2020 5:17:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Tamron:
 
SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD Firmware v.4
 
  • This update improves the stability of control signal communication in continuous shooting.
Lens firmware can be updated using TAP-in Console.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/20/2020 5:01:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Manfrotto Nitrotech N12 Head & Carbon Fiber Twin Leg Video Tripod Kit available for $549.00 with free shipping. Regularly $1,099.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 26.45-Pound Load Capacity
  • Carbon Fiber Legs
  • 19.29 to 69.29" Height Range
  • Continually Variable Counterbalance
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
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