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

 Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Last call for some great deals: B&H has a huge number of deals available right now. Take a quick browse through the list to see if there is anything you have been wanting/needing.
Post Date: 7/16/2019 1:25:38 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The wildy-successful (nearly $10 million raised) KickStarter for the Peak Design ultra-compactable travel tripod ends tomorrow, Thu, July 18 2019 8:00 PM EDT. This is your last chance to get this tripod at the reduced KickStarter price.
Post Date: 7/16/2019 12:28:26 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Until 7/18 at 11:59 PM ET, B&H has 47 Pelican Cases on sale (including organizers). Most cases are very nicely reduced in price and some prices are drastically reduced
 
I love these cases — we use them constantly, especially the 1510-series.
Post Date: 7/16/2019 12:10:05 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Sony:
 
Sony Electronics Introduces High-resolution Alpha 7R IV Camera with World’s First 61.0 MP Back-illuminated, Full-frame Image Sensor
 
Unprecedented Highest Resolution and Widest Dynamic Range for a - Alpha System, Combined with High-speed Performance and a Lightweight, Compact Body
 
Sony Electronics Introduces High-resolution Alpha 7R IV Camera with World’s First 61.0 MP Back-illuminated, Full-frame Image Sensor
 
  • Unprecedented Highest Resolution and Widest Dynamic Range for a - Alpha System, Combined with High-speed Performance and a Lightweight, Compact Body
  • World’s first[i] 35mm full-frame 61.0 MP[ii] back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor with latest-generation BIONZ X™ image processor
  • 15-stop[iii] dynamic range at low sensitivities, resulting in smooth, natural gradations ranging from deep shadows to highlights
  • High-speed continuous shooting at up to 10 fps[iv] with full AF / AE tracking for approximately seven seconds [v] in full-frame mode with an increased buffer memory, and approximately three times as long in APS-C mode
  • 567 focal-plane phase-detection AF points covering 74% of image area and 425 contrast AF points
  • Debut of Real-time Eye AF for movie recording[vi] and advanced Real-time Tracking[vii] plus Real-time Eye AF for still image recording
  • Features an APS-C crop mode delivering stunning high resolution images of 26.2MP[ii]
  • 5.76 million dot UXGA (Ultra-XGA) OLED Tru-Finder™ electronic viewfinder with outstanding detail, brightness and contrast
  • Upgraded connectivity and operability including high-speed Wi-Fi support, wireless PC remote connectivity[viii], FTP wireless transfer, faster data transfer via USB and more
  • Professional 4K movie recording functionality including full pixel readout with no pixel binning in Super 35mm mode[ix], S-Log3, HDR workflow support
  • Multi Interface Shoe™ with digital audio interface delivers the high-quality sound recording with Sony’s new microphone and XLR microphone adaptor
  • Additional enhancements to the body design include an improved grip and button layout for improved control with compact, lightweight body
NEW YORK — July 16, 2019 — Sony Electronics Inc. today announced the latest addition to its acclaimed Alpha 7R series full-frame mirrorless camera line-up: the extremely versatile, powerful Alpha 7R IV (model ILCE-7RM4).
 
Sony’s highest resolution full-frame camera ever, the new Alpha 7R IV delivers stunning image quality with high resolution and wide dynamic range while maintaining outstanding focusing performance, high-speed continuous shooting and much, much more.
 
“We are continuing to drive innovation, break boundaries and redefine the expectations of digital camera performance,” said Neal Manowitz, deputy president of Imaging Product and Solutions Americas at Sony Electronics. “The new Alpha 7R IV combines medium format-level image quality with high-speed shooting, extremely fast focusing and an extensive list of upgrades to design, connectivity and usability. This will allow professional photographers, videographers and all other types of creators to capture content in ways that were simply not possible before.”
 
A New Level of Image Quality
 
The new Alpha 7R IV features a newly developed 35mm full-frame, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor with a resolution of 61.0 MP[ii], the world’s first[i] of its kind. The new sensor’s back-illuminated structure and effective noise reduction techniques combine to deliver extremely low-noise and high-sensitivity performance, ensuring the absolute maximum image quality. The camera also boasts an impressive 15-stopiii dynamic range at low sensitivities, resulting in smooth natural gradations ranging from deep shadows to highlights, and utilizes algorithms from many of the latest Alpha cameras to maintain outstanding color reproduction.
 
This new full-frame model is equipped with an innovative 5-axis, optical in-body image stabilization system that has been fine-tuned to support its high-resolution shooting capacity, resulting in a shutter speed advantage of 5.5-steps[x]. Additionally, the shutter unit assembly has been carefully redesigned to reduce even the slightest movement that may cause blur.
 
The Alpha 7R IV also includes Sony’s highest resolution viewfinder ever, a 5.76 million dot UXGA OLED Tru-finder EVF. About 1.6x the resolution of the EVF in the Alpha 7R III, this new viewfinder provides an extremely accurate, true-to-life depiction of the scene being framed. The display quality can be set to ‘Standard’ or ‘High’ mode, and to either 60 fps or 120 fps refresh rate to best match the subject and shooting conditions.
 
Additionally, the new camera features an evolved Pixel Shift Multi Shooting[xi] mode that composites up to 16 full-resolution images. In this mode, the camera precisely shifts the sensor in one pixel or half-pixel increments to capture 16 separate pixel-shifted images containing a total of 963.2 million pixels of data, which are then composited into a 240.8 million pixel (19008 x 12672 pixels) image using Sony’s “Imaging Edge™” desktop application[xii]. Ideal for photographing architecture, art or any other still life subject, this enhanced mode produces photographs with a level of detail and color accuracy that is simply stunning.
 
Shooting and Focusing Speed
 
The innovative new Alpha 7R IV full-frame mirrorless camera can shoot full resolution images at up to 10 fps[iv] with continuous, accurate AF/AE tracking for up to approximately seven seconds[v] in full-frame, full-resolution mode (JPEG / RAW), and approx. three times as long in APS-C crop mode delivering 26.2MP[ii] images. These high-speed options ensure that fast moving subjects can be captured with extreme accuracy and incredible image detail.
 
The upgraded focusing system of the Alpha 7R IV is comprised of 567 focal-plane phase-detection AF points that cover approximately 74 percent of the image area. There are also 425 contrast AF points that add extra precision and reliability for low light and other situations that are best served by contrast AF. The higher AF sensor density and refined tracking algorithms of the new camera produce a notable improvement in tracking performance, allowing complex subject motion and sudden subject movements to be reliably tracked with greater precision than ever.
 
The Alpha 7R IV also supports Real-time Eye AF, which employs artificial intelligence to detect and process eye location data in real-time, locking and maintaining focus on the subject’s eye with extreme precision. This is available for both animal and human subjects, with either animal or human Eye AF mode selectable depending on the shooting situation. Real-time Tracking[vii] is available as well, which utilizes a newly developed subject recognition algorithm to ensure the ultimate subject tracking and persistence of the focusing system. There is also an anti-flicker shooting[xiii] mode, which automatically detects the presence of fluorescent or artificial lighting in a shooting environment to minimize any impact on the final image.
 
Enhanced Connectivity for Professional Workflow
 
Sony’s new Alpha 7R IV full-frame camera is equipped with a variety of advanced connectivity features designed to enhance professional workflow. The new model includes wireless LAN functionality to support the conventional 2.4 GHz band, as well as a high-speed 5 GHz[xiv] band for faster, more stable data transfer. Wireless PC remote connectivity (wireless tethering shooting)[viii] is also available on the new Alpha 7R IV, a first for Sony cameras. Requested by many working professionals, this allows for much more freedom in studio and location shoots, letting the photographer move around freely and without restriction.
 
In addition to high-speed Wi-Fi® and wireless PC connectivity[viii], the new full-frame camera is equipped with a SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.2 Gen 1) USB Type-C™ connector that supports extremely fast wired data transmission, with almost doubled data transfer speed achieved in combination with Sony’s Imaging Edge software (compared to the Alpha 7R III). It also supports FTP data transfer with background transfer capability, allowing photographers to send images to a specified FTP remote server while they are still shooting or reviewing images.
 
To support an efficient, high-speed, connected professional workflow, Sony has announced version 2.0 of its “Imaging Edge” desktop applications (‘Remote’/’Viewer’/’Edit’)[xiii]. The ’Remote’ application allows users to control cameras and monitor live shooting on their PC screen; the ‘Viewer‘ application is used to quickly preview, rate and select photos from large libraries; and the ’Edit‘ application can develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery.
 
To maximize convenience in image transfer, when utilizing the latest version of Sony’s Imaging Edge Mobile™ application[xv], the camera can now transfer images to a connected smartphone even if the camera’s power is set to OFF[xvi].
 
High-resolution 4K and Professional Filmmaking Features
 
In addition to its impressive still image capabilities, the new Alpha 7R IV performs exceptionally well as a serious filmmaking tool, offering 4K (3840x2160 pixels) video recording across the full width of the image sensor, and full pixel readout without pixel binning in Super 35mm mode[ix]. This ensures high-quality 4K footage with exceptional detail and depth. S-Log 2 and S-Log 3 are also available to maximize color grading flexibility, with S-Log 3 offering a total of 14-stops of dynamic range. Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)[xvii] is also available on the Alpha 7R IV to support an Instant HDR workflow.
 
For video autofocus, the versatile new full-frame camera utilizes a refined Fast Hybrid AF system that achieves faster, smoother, more stable autofocus during video shooting – even if an object temporarily moves in front of the intended subject. The camera also includes Touch Tracking functionality during movie shooting, allowing the user to simply touch the screen on their intended subject for instant acquisition.
 
The new Alpha 7R IV debuts Real-time Eye AF for movie shooting, a first in any of Sony’s cameras. When activated, the eye of a subject is automatically tracked with high precision and reliability, allowing the shooter to focus on the content itself as opposed to what is in focus or not. The aforementioned Touch Tracking functionality will also automatically initiate Eye AF when a human subject is selected.
 
Another notable video feature is the addition of a digital audio interface to the camera’s Multi Interface Shoe™ (MI Shoe), allowing a direct, digital connection from the new ECM-B1M Shotgun Microphone or XLR-K3M XLR Adaptor Kit for clear, low-noise and high-quality audio recording. Interval shooting for creating time-lapse videos is available, as well as full HD recording at up to 120 fps, Slow and Quick Motion[xviii] functions and much more.
 
Enhanced Build, Design and Customizability
 
The new Alpha 7R IV has several upgrades to its design and usability, with many adjustments being implemented directly from the voice of Sony’s professional community.
 
To maximize durability, the new Alpha 7R IV features upgraded dust and moisture resistance[xix], with additional sealing provided at all body seams, battery compartment cover and media slots. The camera is built with an extremely lightweight and durable magnesium alloy and also has an upgraded six screw, extra-firm lens mount.
 
Additional enhancements to the body design include an improved grip for greater comfort and a more sure hold within the hand; an increase in the diameter and feedback for the ‘AF-ON’ button; a new multi-selector joystick design for improvised control; an exposure compensation dial lock button; and a redesigned shape and new position for the rear dial. A strong request from many professional users, the new camera also includes two UHS-II compatible media slots, allowing for higher overall capacity and faster read/write speeds.
 
For added convenience, camera setting registration is expanded. Now, almost all camera settings can be saved to, and read from, an inserted memory card. Up to 10 combinations can be saved to any individual card and loaded into any camera body of the same model.
 
Despite its increased pixel count compared to the Alpha 7R III, the battery life has been improved with a CIPA measurement of up to 670 still images per change using LCD monitor, or 530 images with EVF. For even more uninterrupted operating time, the new optional VG-C4EM Vertical Grip holds two NP-FZ100 batteries, and the optional Multi Battery Adaptor (NPA-MQZ1K) can hold up to four Z batteries. The body can also be powered via the USB connector[xx].
 
New Accessories
 
Sony has also released a variety of new accessories to compliment the new Alpha 7R IV camera, including:
 
  • VG-C4EM Vertical Grip – Provides same operation, handling and design as the Alpha 7R IV camera, including upgraded dust and moisture resistance[xx]; doubles battery life and allows USB battery-charging via the camera body
  • ECM-B1M Shotgun Microphone[xxi] – Eight high-performance mic capsules and advanced digital signal processing provide three selectable directivity patterns in one compact microphone of approximately 99.3mm (4 inches) in length with Super-directional pick up; when connected to the Alpha 7R IV via its Multi Interface Shoe with digital audio interface support, audio is directly transferred to the camera in digital form so that the highest possible quality is achieved without noise or degradation
  • XLR-K3M XLR Adaptor Kit[xxii] – Two XLR/TRS combo connectors and one 3.5mm stereo mini jack for microphone and line input, with extensive control that helps facilitate the post processing workflow; connected to the Alpha 7R IV via its Multi Interface Shoe with digital audio interface support, audio is directly transferred to the camera in digital form so that the highest possible audio quality is achieved without noise or degradation; supplied extension cable for Audio provides extra flexibility for camera attachment with rig, cage or bracket
  • SF-M series TOUGH – Ultra-Tough UHS-II SD card with ultra-fast speed up to 277MB/s (read) is ideal for shooting under severe circumstances, and streamlines the post-shooting workflow; supplied with file recovery software (supports both mac OS and Windows)
  • MRW-S3 – Fast USB for PC hub with UHS-II SD/microSD reader, supporting USB 3.1 Gen 2 and 100W USB Power Delivery (USB PD), contributes to efficient workflow by ultra-fast, stable backup to PC or SSD
Pricing and Availability
 
The new Alpha 7R IV Full-frame Interchangeable Lens Camera will ship in September 2019 for approximately $3,500 US and $4,500 CA. It will be sold at a variety of Sony’s authorized dealers throughout North America.
 
The new VG-C4EM Vertical Grip will ship in September 2019 for approximately $400 US and $530 CA.
 
The new ECM-B1M Shotgun Microphone will ship in September 2019 for approximately $350 US and $470 CA.
 
The new XLR-K3M XLR Adapter Kit will ship in October 2019 for approximately $600 US and $800 CA.
 
Preorders
 
Be sure to support this site by using our links to place your preorder. Preorders for the Sony Alpha a7R IV Mirrorless Digital Camera will begin at 10am ET, Thu Jul 18: B&H | Adorama | WEX
 
Sony VG-C4EM Vertical Grip: B&H | Adorama | WEX
 
 
[i] As of July 2019, based on Sony survey of digital cameras with a full-frame image sensor
[ii] Approximately, effective
[iii] Still images. Sony test conditions
[iv] Up to 10 fps in continuous “Hi+” mode, and up to 8 fps in continuous “Hi” mode Maximum fps will depend on camera settings
[v] In JPEG (Extra fine / Fine) or compressed RAW mode
[vi] This function does not track animal eyes
[vii] “Tracking” in the menu. This function does not track animal eyes
[viii] Image Edge desktop application Ver. 2.0 or later is required
[ix] Super 35mm 4K recording results in a slightly narrower angle of view
[x] CIPA standards. Pitch/yaw shake only. Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens. Long exposure NR off
[xi] The Imaging Edge (Remote/Viewer/Edit) desktop application Ver. 2.0 or later is required for compositing. Image compositing may not be successful if camera or subject movement causes blur. Some restrictions apply to flash and other device
[xii] ‘Remote’/’Viewer’/’Edit’ version.2.0 will be released in August 2019
[xiii] Only 100 Hz and 120 Hz flicker is detected. Continuous shooting speed may decrease. Flicker-free shooting is not available during silent shooting, BULB exposure, or movie recording.
[xiv] Models sold in some countries/regions support IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz) wireless LAN only. 5 GHz communication may be restricted in some countries and regions
[xv] Imaging Edge Mobile version 7.2 will be released in July 2019
[xvi] Imaging Edge Mobile Ver. 7.2 or later is required. “Cnct. during power off” setting in camera must be turned ON and the camera and smartphone must be paired using Bluetooth® technology via the Imaging Edge Mobile application
[xvii] Connect this product to an HDR (HLG) compatible Sony TV via a USB cable when displaying HDR (HLG) movies
[xviii] Sound not recorded. Class 10 or higher SDHC/SDXC card required
[xix] Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof
[xx] A battery must be installed in the body when power is being supplied via the USB connector
[xxi] Refer to the Sony support page for details and camera compatibility information https://www.sony.net/dics/b1m/
[xxii] Refer to the Sony support page for details and camera compatibility informationhttps://www.sony.net/dics/k3m/
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 7/16/2019 10:20:55 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
70-200mm f/2.8 lenses from Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Sony, and Tamron are now included in the site's Camera Lens MTF Measurements Comparison Tool.
 
The 70-200mm f/2.8 image stabilized lens is a staple to many kits. Start comparing! Then share the results with your friends.
Post Date: 7/16/2019 8:20:02 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Canon:
 
Service Notice: EOS M50 EF-M 15-45mm IS STM Kit may contain an incorrect battery charger (LC-E17)
 
An incorrect battery charger (LC-E17) may be included in some M50 EF-M 15-45mm IS STM Kits.
 
We would like to offer our sincere apologies to users who have been inconvenienced by this issue.
 
Support
 
If you received the LC-E17 battery charger in the EOS M50 EF-M 15-45mm IS STM Kit please contact our Customer Support Center, using the information below. Canon will replace the LC-E17 with the correct battery charger, LC-E12, free of charge.
 
This information is for residents of the United States and its five territories only. If you do not reside in the USA or its five territories, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
 
If you have not already done so, please register the EOS M50. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email about future announcements.
 
Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
 
Contact Information for Inquiries
Canon Customer Support Center
Phone: 1-800-OK-CANON, 1-800-652-2666
TDD: 1-866-251-3752
Email: carecenter@cits.canon.com
Support options and hours of operation: www.usa.canon.com/support
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/16/2019 7:40:09 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H just added a significant number of items, many in "10" condition, to their used Really Right Stuff inventory.
 
RRS gear is extremely well made but not inexpensive. The 9+ rated gear should barely appear used and the 10-rated gear is like new. The discounts are significant.
 
Used Really Right Stuff gear currently available includes:
 
  • Many tripods (TVC-34L Mk2, TVC 24L Mk2, TQC-14 Mk2, and more)
  • Ball heads (BH-55, PG-01)
  • Gimbal heads (PG-02, PG-01)
  • Monopod head
  • Ultra Pocket Pod
  • L-brackets for some of the latest cameras (Canon 5D IV, Sony a7III & a7R III, Nikon D850 & D5)
  • Leveling bases
  • Clamps, rails, feet, and more
Post Date: 7/16/2019 7:30:36 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the B&H YouTube Channel: In this fifth video in the Audio for Video series, AB discusses tips and techniques for how to best capture audio with lavalier and boom mics. From ways to conceal lavs on talent to proper operation of a boompole, you’ll see real-world examples of the types of methods that are used to enable great audio capture, regardless of environment or application. Check it out.
 
B&H has all you need to capture audio.
Post Date: 7/16/2019 5:54:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon USA has decided to run a 10% off sale alongside Amazon's Prime Day, and they've got an excellent selection of gear in stock. Save on refurbished cameras, lenses and flashes that all come with a retail-matching 12-month warranty.
 
While the inventory of a few items has been exhausted, with over 100 items still in stock (as of 6:35am Eastern Time), there's a good chance the gear you want is still available.
 
In Stock Refurbished Gear
 
Refurb. ItemOrig. PriceSavingsSale PriceDiscount
Canon EOS R$2,069.10$206.91$1,862.1910%
Canon EOS R + RF 24-105 L IS USM$3,059.10$467.91$2,591.1915%
Canon EOS 5D Mark III$2,239.20$223.92$2,015.2810%
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV$2,799.20$531.92$2,267.2819%
Canon EOS 5Ds$2,959.20$439.92$2,519.2815%
Canon EOS 5DS R$3,119.20$455.92$2,663.2815%
Canon EOS 6D$1,359.20$135.92$1,223.2810%
Canon EOS 6D Mark II$1,599.20$546.92$1,052.2834%
Canon EOS 70D$959.20$95.92$863.2810%
Canon EOS 70D + EF-S 18-135 IS STM$1,239.20$123.92$1,115.2810%
Canon EOS 70D + EF-S 18-55 IS STM$1,079.20$107.92$971.2810%
Canon EOS 77D + EF-S 18-135 IS USM$1,199.20$407.92$791.2834%
Canon EOS 77D + EF-S 18-55 IS STM$839.20$227.92$611.2827%
Canon EOS 7D$959.36$95.94$863.4210%
Canon EOS 7D Mark II$1,439.20$431.92$1,007.2830%
Canon EOS 80D$959.20$239.92$719.2825%
Canon EOS 80D + EF-S 18-135 IS USM$1,439.20$431.92$1,007.2830%
Canon EOS 80D + EF-S 18-55 & 55-250 IS STM$1,319.00$626.01$692.9947%
Canon EOS 80D + EF-S 18-55 IS STM & EL-100 Flash$1,259.00$566.01$692.9945%
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 + EF-S 18-55 IS STM$559.99$56.00$503.9910%
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + EF-S 18-55 IS STM$559.99$164.90$395.0929%
Canon EOS Rebel T5 + EF-S 18-55 IS II$439.99$44.00$395.9910%
Canon EOS Rebel T5i$519.99$52.00$467.9910%
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-135 IS STM$799.99$80.00$719.9910%
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-55 IS STM$639.99$64.00$575.9910%
Canon EOS Rebel T6 + EF-S 18-55 IS II & 75-300 III$599.98$275.99$323.9946%
Canon EOS Rebel T6 + EF-S 18-55 IS II$439.99$152.90$287.0935%
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + EF-S 18-135 IS STM$879.20$339.92$539.2839%
Canon EOS Rebel T7i$599.99$132.00$467.9922%
Canon EOS Rebel T7i + EF-S 18-135 IS STM$1,039.20$355.92$683.2834%
Canon EOS Rebel T7i + EF-S 18-55 IS STM$719.99$216.00$503.9930%
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 + EF-S 18-55 IS STM (White)$559.99$56.00$503.9910%
Canon EOS M100 + EF-M 15-45 IS STM$479.99$192.00$287.9940%
Canon EOS M100 + EF-M 15-45 IS STM (White)$479.99$192.00$287.9940%
Canon EOS M50$623.99$171.30$452.6927%
Canon EOS M50 (White)$623.99$171.30$452.6927%
Canon EOS M50 + EF-M 15-45 IS STM$719.99$252.90$467.0935%
Canon EOS M50 + EF-M 15-45 IS STM (White)$719.99$252.90$467.0935%
Canon EOS M5$783.99$366.40$417.5947%
Canon EOS M5 + EF-M 15-45mm IS STM$879.20$375.92$503.2843%
Canon EOS M5 + EF-M 18-150mm IS STM$1,183.20$535.92$647.2845%
Canon EOS M6$623.99$279.30$344.6945%
Canon EOS M6 + EF-M 15-45mm IS STM (Black)$719.99$288.90$431.0940%
Canon EOS M6 + EF-M 15-45mm IS STM (Silver)$719.99$288.90$431.0940%
Canon EOS M6 + EF-M 18-150 IS STM$1,023.20$447.92$575.2844%
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM$239.99$42.90$197.0918%
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM$519.99$88.90$431.0917%
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM$2,399.20$239.92$2,159.2810%
Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM$239.99$51.90$188.0922%
Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM (Silver)$239.99$51.90$188.0922%
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM$639.99$64.00$575.9910%
Canon EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM$1,759.20$220.92$1,538.2813%
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM$879.20$87.92$791.2810%
Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM$399.99$40.00$359.9910%
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM$479.99$48.00$431.9910%
Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM$479.99$102.90$377.0921%
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM$1,519.20$223.92$1,295.2815%
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM$719.99$72.00$647.9910%
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM$1,959.20$195.92$1,763.2810%
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM$239.99$24.00$215.9910%
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM $1,679.20$221.92$1,457.2813%
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM$1,679.20$167.92$1,511.2810%
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM$1,079.20$107.92$971.2810%
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM$1,039.20$103.92$935.2810%
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM$959.20$95.92$863.2810%
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM$1,119.20$111.92$1,007.2810%
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM$439.99$80.90$359.0918%
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III$159.99$16.00$143.9910%
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM$199.99$20.00$179.9910%
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM$1,679.20$167.92$1,511.2810%
Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM$431.99$54.90$377.0913%
Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM$199.99$38.90$161.0919%
Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM (Silver)$199.99$38.90$161.0919%
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM$1,239.20$123.92$1,115.2810%
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM$479.99$48.00$431.9910%
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II$1,519.20$151.92$1,367.2810%
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM$119.99$12.00$107.9910%
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM$407.99$40.80$367.1910%
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM$439.99$44.00$395.9910%
Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM$239.99$60.90$179.0925%
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM$479.99$48.00$431.9910%
Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM$279.99$37.90$242.0914%
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM$159.99$34.90$125.0922%
Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt Shift$1,119.20$111.92$1,007.2810%
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM$1,159.20$115.92$1,043.2810%
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM$319.99$41.90$278.0913%
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM$100.79$10.08$90.7110%
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM$375.99$37.60$338.3910%
Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM$1,279.20$127.92$1,151.2810%
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM$1,599.20$159.92$1,439.2810%
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM$335.99$39.90$296.0912%
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8$1,119.20$111.92$1,007.2810%
Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM$399.99$40.00$359.9910%
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM$479.99$48.00$431.9910%
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM$719.99$117.90$602.0916%
Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro$1,759.20$175.92$1,583.2810%
Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM$4,559.20$455.92$4,103.2810%
Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM$10,399.20$1,039.92$9,359.2810%
Canon Speedlite 270EX II$135.99$46.00$89.9934%
Canon Speedlite 430EX II$239.99$24.00$215.9910%
Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT$239.99$60.00$179.9925%
Canon Speedlite 470EX AI$319.99$176.00$143.9955%
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT$439.99$44.00$395.9910%
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II$463.99$118.40$345.5926%
Canon 8 x 25 IS Binoculars$319.99$32.00$287.9910%
Canon 10 x 42 L IS WP Binoculars$1,599.20$159.92$1,439.2810%
Canon 15 x 50 IS AW Binoculars$1,359.20$135.92$1,223.2810%
Canon 18 x 50 IS AW Binoculars$1,599.20$159.92$1,439.2810%
For a very limited time, Amazon has the Datacolor SpyderLensCal SLC100 available for $47.36. Compare at $64.00.
Post Date: 7/16/2019 5:08:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Godox AD600B Witstro TTL All-In-One Outdoor Flash available for $559.20 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $699.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 600Ws Monolight, Li-Ion Battery Powered
  • Up to 500 Full-Power Flashes per Charge
  • Compatible w/ Most Major TTL Systems
  • Built-In 2.4 GHz Wireless X System
If you don't already have one, don't forget to pick up a Godox XPro TTL Wireless Flash Trigger.
B&H has select Pelican Hard Cases on sale with significant savings.
 
If you want the best protection available when transporting your gear, look no further than an unbreakable, watertight Pelican hard case. Many popular models have been reduced.
Post Date: 7/16/2019 4:53:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the SanDisk 128GB Extreme UHS-I microSDXC Memory Card with SD Adapter available for $19.99. Regularly $30.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 128GB Storage Capacity
  • A2 / UHS-I / V30 / U3 / Class 10
  • Max Read Speed: 160 MB/s
  • Max Write Speed: 90 MB/s
Need more stoage space? The SanDisk 400GB Ultra UHS-I microSDXC Memory Card with SD Adapter is only $44.99.
 Monday, July 15, 2019
B&H has a huge number of deals available right now. Take a quick browse through the list to see if there is anything you have been wanting/needing.
Post Date: 7/15/2019 5:20:02 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
I like how they celebrate! For their 13th birthday, Lensrentals is offering 20% off of your next order.
 
Use coupon code COOLTEEN (one use per customer) at LensRentals.com to save 20% on orders arriving by 7/26/2019.
Post Date: 7/15/2019 2:26:10 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Just posted: Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Lens Review.
 
Along with much other information, learn why this lens' f/2.8 is equal T 5.6.
 
The Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Lens is in stock at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
Rent the Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Lens from Lensrentals.
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 7/15/2019 8:17:47 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon USA has decided to run a 10% off sale alongside Amazon's Prime Day, and they've got an excellent selection of gear in stock. Save on refurbished cameras, lenses and flashes that all come with a retail-matching 12-month warranty.
 
In Stock Refurbished Gear
 
Refurb. ItemOrig. PriceSavingsSale PriceDiscount
Canon EOS 80D EF-S 18-55 + 55-250 IS STM$1,319.00$626.01$692.9947%
Canon EOS 80D EF-S 18-55 IS STM + EL-100 Flash$1,259.00$566.01$692.9945%
Canon EOS R$2,069.10$206.91$1,862.1910%
Canon EOS R + RF 24-105 L IS USM$3,059.10$467.91$2,591.1915%
Canon EOS 5D Mark III$2,239.20$223.92$2,015.2810%
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV$2,799.20$531.92$2,267.2819%
Canon EOS 5Ds$2,959.20$439.92$2,519.2815%
Canon EOS 5DS R$3,119.20$455.92$2,663.2815%
Canon EOS 6D$1,359.20$135.92$1,223.2810%
Canon EOS 6D Mark II$1,599.20$546.92$1,052.2834%
Canon EOS 70D$959.20$95.92$863.2810%
Canon EOS 70D + EF-S 18-135 IS STM$1,239.20$123.92$1,115.2810%
Canon EOS 70D + EF-S 18-55 IS STM$1,079.20$107.92$971.2810%
Canon EOS 77D + EF-S 18-135 IS USM$1,199.20$407.92$791.2834%
Canon EOS 77D + EF-S 18-55 IS STM$839.20$227.92$611.2827%
Canon EOS 7D$959.36$95.94$863.4210%
Canon EOS 7D Mark II$1,439.20$431.92$1,007.2830%
Canon EOS 80D$959.20$239.92$719.2825%
Canon EOS 80D + EF-S 18-135 IS USM$1,439.20$431.92$1,007.2830%
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 + EF-S 18-55 IS STM$559.99$56.00$503.9910%
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 + EF-S 18-55 IS STM$559.99$164.90$395.0929%
Canon EOS Rebel T5 + EF-S 18-55 IS II$439.99$44.00$395.9910%
Canon EOS Rebel T5i$519.99$52.00$467.9910%
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-135 IS STM$799.99$80.00$719.9910%
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-55 IS STM$639.99$64.00$575.9910%
Canon EOS Rebel T6 + 18-55 IS II & 75-300 III$599.98$275.99$323.9946%
Canon EOS Rebel T6 + EF-S 18-55 IS II$439.99$152.90$287.0935%
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + EF-S 18-135 IS STM$879.20$339.92$539.2839%
Canon EOS Rebel T7i$599.99$132.00$467.9922%
Canon EOS Rebel T7i + EF-S 18-135 IS STM$1,039.20$355.92$683.2834%
Canon EOS Rebel T7i + EF-S 18-55 IS STM$719.99$216.00$503.9930%
Canon EOS SL2$439.99$116.90$323.0927%
Canon EOS M100 + EF-M 15-45 IS STM$479.99$192.00$287.9940%
Canon EOS M100 + EF-M 15-45 IS STM (White)$479.99$192.00$287.9940%
Canon EOS M50$623.99$171.30$452.6927%
Canon EOS M50 (White)$623.99$171.30$452.6927%
Canon EOS M50 + EF-M 15-45 IS STM$719.99$252.90$467.0935%
Canon EOS M50 + EF-M 15-45 IS STM (White)$719.99$252.90$467.0935%
Canon EOS M5 + EF-M 15-45mm IS STM$879.20$375.92$503.2843%
Canon EOS M5 + 18-150mm IS STM$1,183.20$535.92$647.2845%
Canon EOS M6$623.99$279.30$344.6945%
Canon EOS M6 + EF-M 15-45mm IS STM (Black)$719.99$288.90$431.0940%
Canon EOS M6 + EF-M 15-45mm IS STM (Silver)$719.99$288.90$431.0940%
Canon EOS M6 + EF-M 18-150 IS STM$1,023.20$447.92$575.2844%
Canon EOS M5$783.99$366.40$417.5947%
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM$239.99$42.90$197.0918%
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM$519.99$88.90$431.0917%
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM$2,399.20$239.92$2,159.2810%
Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM$239.99$51.90$188.0922%
Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM (Silver)$239.99$51.90$188.0922%
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM$639.99$64.00$575.9910%
Canon EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM$1,759.20$220.92$1,538.2813%
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM$879.20$87.92$791.2810%
Canon EF 17-40 f/4L USM$639.99$235.90$404.0937%
Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM$399.99$40.00$359.9910%
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM$479.99$48.00$431.9910%
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM$199.99$20.00$179.9910%
Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM$479.99$102.90$377.0921%
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM$1,519.20$223.92$1,295.2815%
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM$719.99$72.00$647.9910%
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM$1,959.20$195.92$1,763.2810%
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM$239.99$24.00$215.9910%
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM $1,679.20$221.92$1,457.2813%
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM$1,679.20$167.92$1,511.2810%
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM$1,079.20$107.92$971.2810%
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM$1,039.20$103.92$935.2810%
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM$959.20$95.92$863.2810%
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM$1,119.20$111.92$1,007.2810%
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM$439.99$80.90$359.0918%
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III$159.99$16.00$143.9910%
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM$1,759.20$301.92$1,457.2817%
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM$1,679.20$167.92$1,511.2810%
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L$1,719.20$171.92$1,547.2810%
Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM$431.99$54.90$377.0913%
Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM$199.99$38.90$161.0919%
Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM (Silver)$199.99$38.90$161.0919%
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM$1,239.20$123.92$1,115.2810%
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM$479.99$48.00$431.9910%
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II$1,519.20$151.92$1,367.2810%
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM$119.99$12.00$107.9910%
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM$407.99$40.80$367.1910%
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM$439.99$44.00$395.9910%
Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM$239.99$60.90$179.0925%
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM$1,439.20$143.92$1,295.2810%
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM$479.99$48.00$431.9910%
Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM$279.99$37.90$242.0914%
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM$159.99$34.90$125.0922%
Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt Shift$1,119.20$111.92$1,007.2810%
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM$1,159.20$115.92$1,043.2810%
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM$319.99$41.90$278.0913%
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM$100.79$10.08$90.7110%
Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro$1,759.20$175.92$1,583.2810%
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM$375.99$37.60$338.3910%
Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM$1,279.20$127.92$1,151.2810%
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM$1,599.20$159.92$1,439.2810%
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM$335.99$39.90$296.0912%
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8$1,119.20$111.92$1,007.2810%
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro$1,759.20$175.92$1,583.2810%
Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM$399.99$40.00$359.9910%
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM$479.99$48.00$431.9910%
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM$719.99$117.90$602.0916%
Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro$1,759.20$175.92$1,583.2810%
Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM$4,559.20$455.92$4,103.2810%
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM$4,879.20$487.92$4,391.2810%
Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM$10,399.20$1,039.92$9,359.2810%
Canon Speedlite 470EX AI$319.99$176.00$143.9955%
Canon 10 x 42 L IS WP Binoculars$1,599.20$159.92$1,439.2810%
Canon 15 x 50 IS AW Binoculars$1,359.20$135.92$1,223.2810%
Canon 18 x 50 IS AW Binoculars$1,599.20$159.92$1,439.2810%
Canon 8 x 25 IS Binoculars$319.99$32.00$287.9910%
Canon EF 2x III Extender$343.99$34.40$309.5910%
Canon Speedlite 270EX II$135.99$46.00$89.9934%
Canon Speedlite 430EX II$239.99$24.00$215.9910%
Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT$239.99$60.00$179.9925%
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT$439.99$44.00$395.9910%
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II$463.99$118.40$345.5926%
While the photography-specific deals aren't typically great or plentiful during these events, it's definitely worth perusing Amazon's Prime Day Celebration over the next 48 hours to see if there's an intriguing deal on an item (or items) that you've had your eye on or otherwise pique your interest.
Post Date: 7/15/2019 5:05:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Sony Alpha a7R III + 32GB Memory Card, Lowepro Shoulder Bag & Extra Battery available for $2,498.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $2,998.00 without bundled accessories.
 
Bundle Includes
 
  • Sony Alpha a7R III Mirrorless Digital Camera
  • Watson NP-FZ100 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 2000mAh, 16.4Wh)
  • Lowepro Adventura SH 160 II Shoulder Bag (Black)
  • SanDisk 32GB Extreme PRO SDHC UHS-I Memory Card
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the SmallHD 702 Bright 7" Full HD On-Camera Monitor available for $699.00 with free shipping. Regularly $989.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 7" Daylight Viewable 1080p Display
  • 1000 cd/m² Brightness
  • 1000:1 Contrast; 179° Viewing Angle
  • Bonded Glass; Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Waveform, Custom LUTs, De-Squeeze & More
  • HD-SDI and HDMI Inputs and Outputs
  • Dual L-Series and LP-E6 Battery Support
  • Headphone Jack
  • 12 Switchable Pages of Favorite Features
  • Aircraft Grade Aluminum Unibody
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 7/15/2019 4:43:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, July 14, 2019
I spotted this lone bristlecone pine tree on my first drive up Mount Evans. The uniquely shaped tree alone on the side of the mountain begged to be in an image and on the last day of this trip, I made that pine my sunrise subject.
 
A clear sky does not hold promise for an amazing sunrise or sunset, but what can be counted on is the opportunity to incorporate a great sunstar into the image.
 
To create a sunstar from a point light source requires a narrow aperture. The narrower the aperture, the bigger the sunstar is the rule. I often select f/16 for these types of images as the effects of diffraction are usually tolerable at this aperture, even on the highest resolution cameras. A downside to using a narrow aperture with the sun in the frame is that flare effects are increased, especially from lenses with high element counts. Whether or not the flare shapes are attractive and desired may be a personal preference. Also note that, in general, wide aperture lenses create the largest sunstars.
 
Nikon Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens' f/4 aperture isn't terribly wide and in this case, I opted for f/22 to get a larger and more attractive (including stronger points) star. I don't like the softness that diffraction creates at f/22 so the portion of the frame without the sunstar in it was merged from an f/11-captured frame. I captured a 5-shot bracket (varying by 1 stop) at each aperture setting and opted to use a brighter f/11 image for the foreground.
 
The other property a clear sky can promise is a very warm light immediately after the sun rises or immediately before the sun sets and the warm first or last light of the day raking over a scene is often welcomed from a landscape photography perspective.
 
The small crescent moon included in the frame just above the left side of the pine tree was a bonus for this image.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
Post Date: 7/14/2019 3:12:02 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, July 12, 2019
Just posted: ProMediaGear PLX3x Universal L-Bracket Review.
 
I've wanted a universal L-bracket for a long time and this is the one I picked.
 
The ProMediaGear PLX3x Universal L-Bracket is in stock at Adorama
Post Date: 7/12/2019 8:32:37 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Lensbaby OMNI Creative Filter System is in stock at B&H and Adorama.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Produces Creative Reflections and Flare
  • Holds Objects in Front of Lens
  • Includes Three Effect Wands
  • Carrying Case and Wand Arms
Post Date: 7/12/2019 5:28:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Watch as Adobe's Julieanne Kost explains five feature of the crop tool, some of which you may not have known.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 7/12/2019 5:22:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The 7artisans Photoelectric 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens for Canon RF, Nikon Z, and Sony E is in stock at B&H and Adorama.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • RF-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 96mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/16
  • 1:1 Magnification, 10.2" Min. Focus
  • Floating Elements System
  • Manual Focus Design, De-Clicked Aperture
  • 10-Blade Diaphragm
Post Date: 7/12/2019 5:07:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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