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

 Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Adorama finally has the Canon EOS R6 Body in stock!
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Post Date: 10/20/2020 5:32:14 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
ProMediaGear has just introduced the BH50 Ball Head. Get more details on ProMediaGear's website.
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Post Date: 10/20/2020 3:38:50 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Think Tank Photo:
 
Think Tank Photo has just released their new The Essentials Convertible Rolling Backpack. This rolling backpack goes where other rollers can’t. Roll it easily over smooth surfaces, or simply deploy the backpack straps to carry it over rough terrain.
 
Sized to meet most airline carry-on requirements, the Essentials fits two DSLR or Mirrorless bodies, a mounted 70–200mm, multiple lenses, and a 16-inch laptop. And because it’s from Think Tank, the bag will roll long into the future.
 
Use our link to get the detail and to receive a free Think Tank product and free U.S. shipping on all orders over $50.00.
Post Date: 10/20/2020 2:27:01 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The 5DayDeal Complete Photography Bundle 2020, an exclusive collection of photography resources, has been extended by 8 hours, until 8:00 PM PT (11:00 PM ET)!
 
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Post Date: 10/20/2020 2:15:31 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
As usual, this gear is being sold to raise funds. Most items are in excellent condition, and a pair of excellent Canon EF lenses and some cameras are on this list. Check the list to see if anything fits into your kit.
 
Bryan's Used Gear for Sale
 
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Post Date: 10/20/2020 7:46:24 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, October 19, 2020
This is your last chance to make the 5DayDeal Complete Photography Bundle 2020, an exclusive collection of photography resources, yours!
 
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Post Date: 10/19/2020 11:42:39 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Students and teachers can currently save 10% on the new Sony Alpha a7C Mirrorless Digital Camera with FE 28-60mm Lens at B&H. Many other educational deals are available.
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Post Date: 10/19/2020 11:17:13 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Check out the latest Deals of the Week at B&H.
 
Some standout deals include:

  • Lexar Savings Including $70.00 Off of the 256GB Professional CFexpress Type-B Memory Card
  • ProGrade Digital Savings Including $105.00 Off of the 650GB CFexpress 2.0 Cobalt Memory Card
  • Star Tracker Star Adventurer Pro Pack (what I use) — Save $50.00
  • X-rite Color Calibration Tools — Save up to $40.00
  • Much More!

A huge range of additional items are available, and most deals include free shipping.

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Post Date: 10/19/2020 11:09:11 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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Post Date: 10/19/2020 8:34:21 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Update: Canon USA has published a press release that does not require translation:
 
Canon U.S.A. Announces Three New Industrial Imaging Sensors
 
MELVILLE, NY, October 19, 2020 – As imaging sensors continue to be an essential component of industrial processes, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce three new CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductors) sensors: the ultra-high-resolution LI8020 series, the ultra-high sensitivity LI3030 series, and the LI7050SAC. These sensors help expand the company’s lineup of industrial vision products while offering integrators and end-users additional capabilities when developing solutions for various applications.
 
LI8020SAC/LI8020SAM
 
The LI8020SAC (color)/LI8020SAM (monochrome) ultra-high resolution CMOS sensor features a pixel pitch of 1.5 µm (micrometer) and a resolution of approximately 250 million pixels, which provides detailed images in a wide range of applications and situations. The sensor will help meet the needs of manufacturers to inspect flat panel displays, which frequently exhibit 4K and sometimes even 8K content. The sensor can also be a tool for video production, digital archiving, wide-area monitoring, and the medical industry by providing ultra-high resolution and ultra-high-speed signal readouts. Due to the ultra-high pixel count of the sensor, images can be captured that maintain incredible image quality, even if an area of the moving or still image has been cropped and enlarged using an electronic zoom.
 
The new sensor can capture video at an ultra-high-resolution that is approximately 125 times higher than Full HD (1920 × 1080 pixels) and about 30 times higher than 4K (3840 × 2160 pixels). Still images can be captured at a speed of approximately five frames per second even when reading all the pixels. A fast signal readout of 1.25 billion pixels per second helps to avoid the potential of any signal delay or deviation. The rapid signal readout is achieved by advancing circuit miniaturization and signal processing technology. When the Read Return on Investment (Region of Interest) feature is utilized, the frame rate of the sensor can be increased by selecting an area and reducing the amount of information to be read. If a user doesn’t need the input of every pixel, the ROI readout function allows you to read every pixel at five fps, 8K at 24 fps, 4K at 30 fps, and Full HD at 60 fps. The sensor also features a "thinning-out read function" that enables high-speed readout by reducing the number of vertical pixels to be read out of the full shooting area, allowing selection of an output data format that suits users’ needs.
 
LI3030SAI/LI3030SAM
 
The LI3030SAI (RGB-IR)/LI3030SAM (monochrome) sensor is a 35mm full-size ultra-high sensitivity CMOS sensor with a large pixel size of 19 µm that allows for image capturing in low-light environments where it can difficult for the naked eye to identify the subject. The sensor can read 2160 × 1280 pixels, which is wider than Full HD (1920 × 1080 pixels), enabling it to be a suitable solution for astronomical observation applications and the monitoring and industrial applications that require high-resolution images with a specific aspect ratio.
 
Compared to similar Canon models, the sensitivity of the LI3030SAI and LI3030SAM sensor is approximately 2.3 and 3 times higher in the near-infrared range, respectively. The sensitivity capabilities of the LI3030SAI allow users to see the pupil of a human-eye through sunglasses. The LI3030SAM sensitivity capabilities enable users to capture monochrome moving images and can reduce the appearance of dust, enhancing astronomical observation. By assigning one pixel of the color filter as a pixel for the near-infrared region, it is possible to simultaneously acquire color and near-infrared motion images with a single sensor even under low-light conditions. In addition, since the differences in the reflectance and absorbance of light in the near-infrared region can be detected from weak signals and the state of the inside of a substance can be observed, the sensor can be used in a wide range of industrial and medical fields. Use-case examples include long-distance monitoring at night, observation of crop growth in a wide area, inspection of foreign matter contamination in food factories, and visualization of biological tissues.
 
LI7050SAC
 
The LI7050SAC is a high resolution CMOS sensor that is ideal for security camera use because of its high sensitivity and price point. Featuring a pixel pitch of 4.1 µm and a resolution of approximately 2.12 million pixels, the sensor provides a High Dynamic Range (HDR) of equivalent to up to 20 stops with frame rates of 30fps and 60fps. What’s more, the sensor features a 54,000 green sensitivity level and can read 1936 × 1096 pixels, which is slightly higher than HD resolution.
 
For more information on Canon sensors including how to talk to a sales representative, please visit canon-cmos-sensors.com.
 
 
Original post:
 
From Canon Japan via Google Translate:
 
Released "LI8020SAC / LI8020SAM", an ultra-high resolution CMOS sensor with approximately 250 million pixels
 
October 19, 2020
 
Canon Inc.
Canon Marketing Japan Inc.
 
As a new product of APS-H size (about 29.4 x 18.9 mm) CMOS sensor, Canon will release "LI8020SAC (color) / LI8020SAM (monochrome)" capable of imaging about 250 million pixels (19,568 x 12,588 pixels) in 2020. It will be released in late October of the year.
 
LI8020SAC / LI8020SAM
 
Main features
 
The new product is an ultra-high resolution CMOS sensor with approximately 250 million pixels, which enables you to capture detailed information in an image while shooting a wide range. In addition, by setting the pitch of one pixel to 1.5 µm (micrometer), we have achieved approximately 250 million pixels in APS-H size, making it possible to use it for various purposes. It can be used for various purposes such as FPD (flat panel display) inspection, which has become higher definition due to the development of 4K / 8K video technology, industrial inspection, video production, digital archive, wide area surveillance, microscope, etc. Meet the needs of users.
 
Get detailed information even in a wide range of shooting with ultra-high resolution of about 250 million pixels
 
The new product is capable of imaging at ultra-high resolution of about 250 million pixels, which is about 125 times that of full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) and about 30 times that of 4K (3,840 x 2,160 pixels), and can be taken in any shooting range. Sufficient resolution can be obtained by trimming the area and enlarging it with an electronic zoom.
 
Achieves ultra-high-speed signal reading of approximately 1.25 billion pixels / second
 
With CMOS sensors, the amount of signal increases as the number of pixels increases, causing signal delays and slight timing deviations. The new product has an ultra-multi-pixel structure of approximately 250 million pixels, but by refining the circuit and advancing signal processing technology, it has achieved an ultra-high-speed signal readout of approximately 1.25 billion pixels per second. This enables ultra-high resolution imaging at a speed of approximately 5 frames / sec even when all pixels are read out.
 
Supports data output according to user needs with "ROI read function" etc.
 
The new product is equipped with a "ROI (Region of Interest) read function" that selectively reads only an arbitrary area. If you want to read only a specific area at high speed, you can use the "ROI read function" at 24 fps for 8K (7,680 x 4,320 pixels), 30 fps for 4K (3,840 x 2,160), and 60 fps for full HD (1,920 x 1,080). Video recording is possible. It also has a "thinning out reading function * " that thins out the entire image area in the vertical direction to read out, so you can select the data output method that suits your needs.
 
* 4 patterns of thinning are possible. 1/3 is about 15fps, 1/5 is about 25fps, 1/7 is about 35fps, and 1/9 is about 45fps.
 

 
CMOS sensor market trends
 
Digital technologies such as image processing are also undergoing rapid evolution as high-definition technology is advancing for FPD inspection equipment. High resolution is also required for CMOS sensors, which are the eyes of inspection equipment, and manufacturing sites are demanding inspection equipment equipped with ultra-high resolution sensors. In addition, ultra-high resolution sensors are expected to be used in applications such as wide area monitoring. (Research by Canon)
Post Date: 10/19/2020 8:20:20 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
In my Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 Setup Guide, I indicated that "Focus bracketing" and "Number of bracketed shots" were included on the My Menu tab 2. The R5 is my first daily-use camera to have this feature (one of the first Canon EOS cameras to get it), and I've been anxious to put this feature to use in the field. Remembering that the feature is now a couple of button presses away is the first in-the-field challenge.
 
The Mount Desert Island Historical Society beautifully maintains the Somesville Bridge, Selectmen's Building, and the surrounding grounds. This includes planter boxes that always hold attractive flowering plant arrangements in the fall. These planters beg to be included in the frame, but including the plants, the bridge, and the building in the same frame requires extreme depth of field for all details to be sharp. Extreme depth of field generally requires a very narrow aperture, and a very narrow aperture generally results in a diffraction-softened image.
 
Focus bracketing solves this problem.
 
For this picture, the focal length that best composed the scene was first selected, and the Really Right Stuff TVC-24L Mk2 Tripod with an RRS BH-40 Ball Head was moved into a somewhat awkward position to lock the composition down. ISO 100 was selected for the least noise, f/11 was selected to gain a significant depth of field for each image (f/8 would have been a good alternative in hindsight), and the shutter speed, 1/10 sec., was selected for the final exposure brightness, just bright enough to cause minor overexposed highlights on the bridge (blinking during image review). The R5's "Focus bracketing" was enabled and the "Number of bracketed shots" was set to 15.
 
With the lens in AF mode, the focus spot was placed over the closest subject, the ornamental cabbage flower. When the shutter release was pressed using the 2-second self-timer mode, the camera took a series of images. While I selected 15 bracketed shots in the menu, the camera knew that only four were required for this scenario.
 
In Canon Digital Photo Professional (DPP), the four RAW images were selected, and the Tools > Depth Compositing > Start depth compositing tool menu option was selected. The default settings were used to output a 16-bit TIFF file that only required minor adjustments unrelated to focus.
 
My wife thinks the cabbage is too big relative to the background elements, but moving into the street to capture a more distant view was not a good idea from a safety perspective, and that perspective would have resulted in sidewalk and other less attractive elements being included in the frame. Harder to argue against is that the flowers provide lots of color in the frame. Regardless, hopefully the ease of creating a focus bracketed image with the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 is illuminated.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
Post Date: 10/19/2020 7:10:07 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Sunday, October 18, 2020
I can attest to the sleeping qualities of the tundra. In general, I avoid photographing wildlife from a downward angle, and unless obstructions such as tall grass are present, you will often find me photographing wildlife from a squatted or seated position. However, when the subject is lying down on the ground, it can be especially challenging to get down to their level. In this case, I was flat out, lying down on the tundra alongside this huge bull moose. With the tundra under me, I have seldom had such a comfortable shooting position — a very welcomed restful position after hiking the miles necessary to get to this location.
 
Shooting handheld, taking advantage of the excellent image stabilization this camera and lens provide, gave me the ability to get into unique positions very quickly on this adventure.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
159mm  f/5.0  1/125s
ISO 320
8192 x 5464px
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Post Date: 10/18/2020 7:59:40 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 10/18/2020 7:06:18 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, October 17, 2020
B&H is now indicating that the Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM Lens will ship on Thu, Oct 22nd, ahead of the former Nov 2nd expectation.
Posted to: Canon News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 10/17/2020 3:49:55 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the new Adobe Photoshop Elements 2021 available for preorder.
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Post Date: 10/17/2020 3:49:07 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Earlier this week (I just returned from leading a photo workshop in Acadia National Park and am catching up), DJI announced a pair of new gimbals:
 
DJI’s Ronin Series Grows Stronger, Lighter, and Smarter with New DJI RS 2 and RSC 2 Gimbals
 
Two Stabilization Systems Offer Reworked Designs and New Creative Functions to Become Workhorses for Filmmakers and Content Creators
 
October 14, 2020 – DJI, the global leader in civilian drones and creative camera technology, today expands the legacy of the highly popular and prestigious DJI Ronin series, by introducing the rebranded DJI RS 2 and DJI RSC 2. Redesigned and reimagined, both systems offer the filmmaking and content creation community an extremely robust, versatile, and professional 3-axis camera gimbal for their various needs. DJI RS 2 brings added strength and agility to creators using heavier camera systems such as DSLR and compact cinema cameras. At the same time, DJI RSC 2 was created to be more portable, meeting the needs of mirrorless and more compact camera operators.
 
“DJI’s first Ronin-S and the original Ronin-SC created so much excitement when they launched that we immediately went back to the drawing board to figure out how to make our products even better,” said Paul Pan, Senior Product Line Manager. “Just like with the first version, we took time to research how our professional customers use their Ronin products and what new features they wanted in the next generation of a handheld gimbal. Yet again, the result is the culmination of user feedback, years of design and development, and significant advancements in stabilization technology. Now we are excited to showcase two new filmmaking tools designed to meet the needs of a wide array of filmmakers. From cinema cameras to mirrorless systems, we have a solution for you.”
 
DJI RS 2: Masterfully Crafted
 
Considering a tremendous amount of feedback from professional operators, DJI RS 2 incorporates carbon fiber in vital structural components, reducing weight down to 1.3 kg (2.86 lbs) while remaining highly durable. Pushing the innovation of single-handed gimbal technology even further, DJI RS 2 now supports a tested dynamic payload of 4.5 kg (10 lbs) for creators to use heavier camera and lens combinations while still achieving up to 12 hours of battery life. A new quick-charge function directly to the battery handle has been added for urgent situations, providing an extra two hours of battery life with just a 15-minute charge.
 
DJI RS 2 continues pushing gimbal technology forward with the ability to support heavier payloads while capturing ultra-smooth cinematic footage. Based on years of experience developing predictive technology, a newly optimized Titan Stabilization Algorithm reduces the need for manual user input while compensating for user movement and optimizing the gimbal tilt and angle. Additionally, a new SuperSmooth mode provides another level of camera stability, especially for compensating longer focal length lenses of up to 100mm.
 
Simple to set up, easy to operate, and highly customizable, DJI RS 2 was created to allow filmmakers to adapt their system to their filming needs while feeling confident it will easily integrate into their workflow. Axis locks enable easier transportation and balancing, while a dual-layer camera mounting plate is compatible with both the Arca-Swiss and Manfrotto standard. A fine-tune balancing knob allows for even more precise balancing of the camera payload. The built-in 1.4” color touchscreen can display camera data, gimbal settings, or a live feed from the camera. Supporting 11 different languages, the ultra-bright screen can also initiate key functions such as ActiveTrack and intelligent shooting modes. The built-in front dial above the trigger allows for precise focus control and complements a DJI Focus Wheel mounted on the RSA port to create two-channel focus and zoom[1]. DJI RS 2 also turns into a versatile tool that can be attached and used with other systems such as jibs, car attachments, and sliders. Two RSA ports double as NATO ports so that users can mount accessories and attachments such as grips and a remote controller.
 
DJI RSC 2: Filmmaking Unfolds
 
A completely new and portable folding design makes DJI RSC 2 easy for creators to carry everywhere without adding additional weight to the gear list. Additionally, the folding design provides creative ways to use the gimbal such as vertical filming without additional accessories, as well as a new Briefcase mode, where the main gimbal arm can be loosened and slung forward to provide unique shooting angles. Durable materials like steel are used on vital and frequently used components, while lightweight materials such as aluminum reduce overall weight. DJI RSC 2 weighs in at 1.2 kg (2.65 lbs), nearly 35% less than the original Ronin-S, and has a folding footprint of 180×190 mm, the same size as a sheet of A5 paper. The built-in battery offers an impressive 12 hours of battery life and – like DJI RS 2 – the new quick-charge function directly to the battery handle has been added for urgent situations.
 
DJI RSC 2 remains lightweight and portable, featuring stronger motors to support a tested payload of up to 3 kg (6.6 lbs). This increased dynamic payload supports popular mirrorless cameras along with heavier combinations like the Panasonic S1H and a 24-70mm lens. Using the same advanced technology as DJI RS 2, the newly optimized Titan Stabilization Algorithm generates a new level of stability – smoothing out fine details in conjunction with the motorized gimbal for some of the most advanced stabilization on the market. DJI RSC 2 is compatible with a wide array of camera models so users can get the most out of the system. Axis locks enable easier transportation and balancing, while a dual-layer camera mounting plate is compatible with both the Arca-Swiss and Manfrotto standard. A 1” built-in OLED screen displays camera data with the ability to adjust settings directly.
 
Multifaceted Gimbals Supported by an Advanced App and Accessories
 
DJI RS 2 and RSC 2 were designed to expand beyond single-handed stabilization into tools that can be customized with additional accessories to achieve the desired shot. These accessories include a cheese plate, Focus Wheel, 3D Focus System, Twist Grip Dual Handle, RavenEye Image Transmission System, Tethered Control Handle, counterweight systems, and more[2]. For remote operation, both DJI RS 2 and DJI RSC 2 can use ActiveTrack 3.0 when the RavenEye Image Transmission System is connected, sending a 1080p/30fps low-latency feed to a mobile device using the Ronin app from up to 200 meters away.
 
Vital features and functions can now be controlled and adjusted over long distances with the Ronin app such as gimbal movement using the virtual joystick and Force Mobile, where the gimbal mimics the mobile device’s movement. For solo operators using manual-focus lenses, the 3D Focus System uses state-of-the-art TOF sensors mounted above the camera to provide autofocus. This enables a single shooter to capture smooth and cinematic footage using a manual lens, without relying on a second camera operator or focus puller.
 
Pre-Programmed Movements and Features That Make Stories Come to Life
 
DJI RS 2 and RSC 2 expand on their predecessors’ suite of creative modes, movements, and features with tools to help capture content that stands out, including:

  • *New* Time Tunnel: The system performs a 360-degree roll while capturing a hyperlapse, adding a level of creativity to footage[3].
  • Flashlight: The system tilts the camera all the way forward so users can grip the base like a flashlight.
  • One-Tap Portrait Mode: The gimbal quickly orients the camera into vertical shooting for professional-level social media content.
  • Panorama: After configuring sensor and focal length, choose a start and stop point for panoramas up to gigapixel size.
  • Roll 360: The gimbal enters into the Flashlight position and rolls the camera system 360 degrees.
  • Timelapse: This classic feature shows subtle changes over durations of your choosing.

DJI Care Refresh
 
DJI Care Refresh is now available for both DJI RSC 2 and RS 2. For an additional charge, DJI Care Refresh offers comprehensive coverage as well as up to two replacement units within one year. Receive your replacement even sooner with DJI Care Refresh Express. DJI Care Refresh also includes VIP after-sales support and free two-way shipping. For a full list of details, please visit https://www.dji.com/service/djicare-refresh.
 
Price and Availability
 
DJI RS 2 and DJI RS 2 are available for purchase today from authorized retailers and on www.store.dji.com. Each product offers purchase options for a standalone gimbal and a combination pack that includes additional accessories. The standalone DJI RS 2 is available for the retail price of $849 USD, and the standalone DJI RSC 2 is available at the retail price of $499 USD. The Pro Combo includes additional accessories such as a phone holder, Focus Motor, RavenEye Image Transmitter, dedicated carrying case, and more. The DJI RS 2 Pro Combo is priced at $999 USD, and the DJI RSC 2 Pro Combo is priced at $739 USD. Full details on this can be found below.
 
Orders
 
Order the DJI RS 2 and DJI RS 2 at B&H or Adorama.
 
Learn more at B&H Explora
 
[1] Compatibility varies by camera model. Please check the Ronin Series Compatibility Search at www.dji.com.
 
[2] The 3D Focus System will be available at a later date after launch.
 
[3] Time Tunnel for DJI RSC 2 will be available at a later date via firmware update.

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Post Date: 10/17/2020 3:44:40 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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Post Date: 10/17/2020 11:29:50 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, October 15, 2020
Now is a good time to pick up the Sony alpha series cameras and lenses that you are interested in. From Sony:
 
Don’t miss our special pricing on select Sony cameras and lenses through October 18. Get deep discounts on cameras with deals like $1000 off the Sony a9, $500 off the Sony a7R series and $100 off the Sony ZV-1. Save even more with our current discounts on lenses including $300 off the Sony 24-105 f/4 G, $200 off the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master, Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master and Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G Master and $50 off the Sony 20mm f/1.8 G. See a snapshot of some of the deals below and visit our Promos page for a complete list of special pricing.

  • $1000 off the Sony a9
  • $500 off the Sony a7R IV
  • $500 off the Sony a7R III
  • $500 off the Sony a7R II
  • $100 off the Sony ZV-1
  • $300 off the Sony 24-105 f/4 G
  • $200 off the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master
  • $200 off the Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master
  • $200 off the Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G Master
  • $50 off the Sony 20mm f/1.8 G
  • $200 off the Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA
  • $200 off the Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA
  • $100 off the Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA
  • $50 off the Sony 85mm f/1.8
  • $50 off the Sony 35mm f/1.8
  • $50 off the Sony 50mm f/1.8

Get your Sony alpha series cameras and lenses at B&H.

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Post Date: 10/15/2020 8:53:34 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Through Oct 16th, save 15% on select rolling cases at Think Tank Photo.
 
Think Tanks Photo's gear is top quality, and now is your chance to score some awesome gear at a big discount.
 
Don't forget that you'll get a free gift and free shipping when using our links for your purchase ($50.00 minimum purchase required).
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Post Date: 10/15/2020 3:44:28 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Act Fast! This is an extremely good deal. Canon USA Store has the refurbished Canon EOS 5Ds on sale for only $1,039.20.
 
Expect Canon USA refurbished gear to be like new with an as-new warranty and a great price.
Post Date: 10/15/2020 3:34:06 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon has released new versions of its Digital Photo Professional, EOS Utility Picture Style Editor, and EOS Utility software.
 
Changes for Digital Photo Professional 4.13.10:

  • Supports EOS Kiss M2 / EOS M50 II.

Download: DPP 4.13.10, EOS Utility 3.13.10, and Picture Style Editor 1.25.00
 
(Thanks, Scott)

Post Date: 10/15/2020 3:07:13 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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Post Date: 10/15/2020 3:52:33 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, October 14, 2020
From Canon:
 
IMPROVED EYE AUTOFOCUS PAIRED WITH NEW VIDEO AND STREAMING FUNCTIONS MAKE THE NEW CANON EOS M50 MARK II CAMERA A STRONG IMAGING TOOL FOR CONTENT CREATORS AND IMAGING STORYTELLERS
 
Canon EOS M50 Mark II Back
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., October 14, 2020 –– Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the EOS M50 Mark II Interchangeable Lens Camera, the successor to the #1 selling mirrorless camera in the U.S. market – the EOS M50*. An all-in-one product for content creators with improved video features and autofocus capabilities, the EOS M50 Mark II is the latest, high-quality digital imaging camera in the notable EOS lineup.
 
Canon EOS M50 Mark II Front Open
 
“Our customer base includes future content creators and imaging storytellers; it’s in our best interest to continuously provide high-quality products that are easy to use in the creative world of photography and video content creation, as well as streaming,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, executive vice president and general manager of the Canon U.S.A., Inc. Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “The EOS M50 Mark II continues to pave the way for photography and video enthusiasts to experience a lightweight interchangeable lens camera with many similar features as our full-frame professional mirrorless cameras.”
 
Canon EOS M50 Mark II Top
 
For the family who strives for high-quality output when capturing their precious moments or for the budding social media creator, the added and improved capabilities of the EOS M50 Mark II camera make the upgrade to an ILC extremely appealing. The new features include:

  • Improved autofocus including eye autofocus for stills and video
  • Vertical video shooting support
  • Vari-angle touchscreen LCD with newly added tap video record button and movie self-timer for better vlogging experience
  • High quality webcam capability, when used with compatible services, with the free EOS Webcam Utility software or Clean HDMI output
  • Wireless YouTube Live streaming capability**
  • The ability to tap the screen to auto focus on your subject while looking through the EVF, helping to control who the main focus of the image is

The EOS M50 Mark II camera is inclusive of many of the beloved features of its predecessor. Overall, the EOS M50 Mark II is a well-balanced package deal for those interested in both still photography and videography – including those with sparks of social media content creation, thanks to the 4K UHD 24p. Providing a 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor, DIGIC 8 image processor and built in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® technology, as well as access to image.canon cloud service for better workflow, the EOS M50 Mark II camera remains compact and a lightweight addition to your carry bag.
 
Canon EOS M50 Mark II Back Open
 
Pricing and Availability
 
The Canon EOS M50 Mark II camera is scheduled to be available in Late November 2020 at an estimated retail price of $599.99^ – body only, $699.99^ for the camera body plus EF-M 15-45mm lens kit and $929.99^ for the camera body plus EF-M 15-45mm and EF-M55-200mm double zoom lens kit.
 
Orders
 
B&H | Adorama
 
Canon EOS M50 Mark II White
 
Canon EOS M50 Mark II Flash Up
 
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* Source: The NPD Group, Inc. U.S. Retail Tracking Service, Mirrorless Detachable Lens Cameras, Based on camera family unit sales, Jan. 2020 - Aug. 2020 combined.
 
** The live streaming service available with this product is for live streaming on YouTube only. To use live streaming, you need to have an active YouTube account and an image.canon account. Please be aware that YouTube may change, stop, or terminate its services, including live streaming, at any time without notice. In accordance with YouTube’s "Restrictions on live streaming" users must have a minimum of 1,000 channel subscribers in order to live stream from a mobile device (including camera products with live streaming capability). For up-to-date information from YouTube on restrictions, please visit https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2853834?hl=en. Canon makes no representations or warranties with respect to any third party product or service, including live streaming.
 
^ Availability and specifications are subject to change without notice.
 
Canon EOS M50 Mark II Body

Posted to: Canon News   Category: Canon Announcements
Post Date: 10/14/2020 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Canon:
 
PHOTOGRAPHERS: EXPAND YOUR CREATIVITY AND VERSATILITY TO ANOTHER DIMENSION WITH NEW SPEEDLITE EL-1
 
Canon Speedlite EL-1 Flash Back
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., October 14, 2020 –– As a photographer, the equipment you invest in needs to measure up to the standards you set forth as a creator. In the true spirit of exemplary creativity, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the Speedlite EL-1. This new generation professional speedlight provides higher performance and reliability unlike ever before, in comparison to previous models, with a new rechargeable Li-ion battery and newly designed user-friendly interface.
 
Canon Speedlite EL-1 Flash Kit
 
“As an extended form of expression, we understand that integrating a flash into your photography is an art form, and having the right equipment to meet your artistic demands is imperative to client service,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, executive vice president and general manager of the Canon U.S.A., Inc. Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “We’re excited to bring the Speedlite EL-1 into our product catalog which continues to offer photographers, who are experts in their field, the right high-quality professional imaging tools of the trade.”
 
Canon Speedlite EL-1 Flash Side
 
The Canon Speedlite EL-1 works seamlessly with EOS cameras and is ideal for any photographer who works in portrait, still-life, wedding or in-studio photography. It’s also a resourceful tool for those photographers who work for news agencies, red carpet events or entertainment reporters. Its durability and reliability are at the core of the newest features, which include:

  • A powerful rechargeable Li-ion Battery Pack providing high speed recycle and increase in number of flashes while utilizing the Canon LC-E6 battery charger
  • An increased continuous firing number of approximately 170 thanks to a new active cooling system
  • Wireless second-curtain sync
  • New joystick, FE one-touch memory, LED modeling lamp and user interface display design
  • A high-durability Xenon glass flash tube to provide higher accuracy and durability of the flash head

Additionally, the Speedlite EL-1 provides an expanded power range for versatility of exposure with “micro flash” minimum flash output as low as 1/8192 power, a zoom flash head that covers a wide focal length range of 24-200mm, bounce angle expanded to 120° and the same level of weather-sealing comparable with the EOS-1D camera series. Also included are two color filters and a bounce adapter for additional lighting control making the EL-1 a strong addition to the evolving catalog of Canon Speedlite flashes.
 
Canon Speedlite EL-1 Flash Rotate
 
Pricing and Availability
 
The Canon Speedlite EL-1 is scheduled to be available for in-store purchase in February 2021 at an estimated retail price of $1,099.00*.
 
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* Availability, pricing and specifications are subject to change without notice.
 
Orders
 
B&H | Adorama
 
Canon Speedlite EL-1 Flash Bounce

Posted to: Canon News   Category: Canon Announcements
Post Date: 10/14/2020 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Canon:
 
CANON DEBUTS THE COMPANY’S FIRST-EVER, COMPACT TELEPHOTO MONOCULAR, THE POWERSHOT ZOOM
 
Canon PowerShot Zoom Compact Monocular Back Angle
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., October 14, 2020 –– Hiking, birdwatching and nature gazing, consumers are embracing the beauty of the outdoors this season and beyond. With this in mind, it is important to have a convenient and intuitive imaging tool to explore the world. Developed to showcase an impressive telephoto reach in a user friendly, compact design, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today launches the PowerShot ZOOM, the company’s first telephoto monocular.
 
Canon PowerShot Zoom Compact Monocular Back
 
The lightweight telephoto monocular sports 100mm, 400mm and 800mm telephoto viewing capability1 with a one-touch switch, and is equipped with impressive instant zoom capability to help users view distant subjects. Additionally, the monocular can capture images and videos to a micro SD card, and by pairing it with a compatible smart device2 and the Canon Camera Connect app3, these files can easily be downloaded. This pairing feature transforms the PowerShot ZOOM monocular into a friendly companion to compatible smartphones for viewing and capturing super-telephoto scenes.
 
Canon PowerShot Zoom Compact Monocular Top
 
"In today’s ever-changing world, consumers are looking for intuitive and portable imaging tools to view telephoto scenes up close and with ease,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, executive vice president and general manager of the Imaging Technologies & Communications Group of Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Built for those users who enjoy outdoor activities, the PowerShot ZOOM monocular delivers a small, compact viewer with a long focal length. We are eager to see how consumers use this tool and the convenience it will add to their daily lives."
 
Canon PowerShot Zoom Compact Monocular Front
 
In addition to its zoom capability, compact size and ability to pair with compatible smartphones, the PowerShot ZOOM telephoto monocular also features:

  • Auto focus when viewing through the electronic viewfinder (EVF) and recording images and video with face tracking
  • Optical Image Stabilization for shake correction
  • 0.39 inches, 2.36 million dots EVF
  • 12-megapixel still-image capture
  • Full HD video capture up to 30p (29.97)
  • Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® connection with the Canon Camera Connect app and use of compatible mobile devices2
  • Live view and download of photos and videos with the use of the Canon Camera Connect app3
  • USB C terminal for charging and supplying power
  • Micro SD memory card slot

Canon PowerShot Zoom Compact Monocular Angle
 
Price & Availability
 
Available in white, the Canon PowerShot ZOOM compact telephoto monocular is scheduled to be available in late November 2020 for an estimated retail price of $299.99*. For more information, please visit usa.canon.com.
 
Orders
 
B&H | Adorama
 
Canon PowerShot Zoom Compact Monocular Door Open
 
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*Availability and specifications are subject to change without notice.
 
1 35mm film equivalent focal length. Both 100mm and 400mm uses optical lens and 800mm uses 2x digital zoom.
 
2 Compatible with iOS® versions 12.4/13.7, Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 6.0/7.0/7.1/8.0/8.1/9.0/10. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app.
 
3 This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app. Compatible with select smartphone and tablet devices (Android™ version 5.0 or later and the following iOS® devices: iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3rd gen. or later, iPod Touch 5th gen.or later) equipped with Bluetooth® version 4.1 or later and the Camera Connect App Ver. 2.7.10. This application is not guaranteed to operate on all listed devices, even if minimum requirements are met.
 
Canon PowerShot Zoom Compact Monocular Kit

Posted to: Canon News   Category: Canon Announcements
Post Date: 10/14/2020 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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