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

 Monday, February 17, 2020
Browse through the huge list of President's Day Sale deals at B&H.
Post Date: 2/17/2020 12:02:57 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Use coupon code MLESS20 (one use per customer) at Lensrentals to save 20% on orders for Canon RF and Nikon Z-mount cameras, lenses, and adapters arriving by 3/6/2020.
Renting is a great option for trying new gear or for getting otherwise unaffordable gear to use for short periods of time and the RF and Z gear is the latest and greatest available.
Just posted: Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS Lens Review.
Especially the optical quality of this lens is outstanding.
Save the tax, use the B&H Payboo payment card (I use it exclusively at B&H)
Get in line ASAP: The Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS Lens is available for preorder at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
Rent the Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS Lens from Lensrentals.
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Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 2/17/2020 7:33:34 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
(New York, New York) February 14, 2020 – ROKINON has announced two new wide angle XEEN CF Professional Cine Lenses for PL, Canon EF and Sony E mount. With this new addition of the 16mm T2.6 and 35mm T1.5 models, the ROKINON XEEN CF lineup has grown to a core set of five primes: 16mm T2.6, 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5 and 85mm T1.5.
“CF” stands for both “Carbon Fiber” and “Compact and Flexible”, which reflects the compact size and versatility of the lenses. For example, the ROKINON XEEN CF 16mm weighs just 2.0lbs (0.9kg ) and measures 3.24in (82.3mm) in length while the fast aperture 35mm T1.5 still weighs only 2.4lbs (82.3mm) and measures 3.24in (113.7mm) in length. Along with ROKINON’s other CF lenses, these new lenses offer exceptional compatibility with gimbals, drones, and compact and lightweight cameras. This was accomplished utilizing carbon fiber construction rather than metal for a sturdier, lighter, durable and more future oriented design and appearance.
Carbon fiber is rarely used for precision machinery due its diffculty in molding. Credit must be given to the R&D designers who developed a technique for molding the material into the shape and size suitable for use in precise lens construction. The cost premium of carbon fiber was another challenge that was overcome to allow the CF cine lenses to remain within the reach of both renowned and aspiring cinematographers.
ROKINON’s XEEN CF lenses provide smooth, soft and dreamy bokeh when wide open and become crystal sharp when stopped down. With 8K support and unique X-coating technology, internal light reflections are effectively controlled to create a distinctive look and dramatic effects. And, they are all covered by an industry exclusive three year warranty! "the new XEEN CF lenses show faces in a most beautiful way, with smooth and subtle transitions" Bill Bennett ASC VP
Main Features
  • Fast T1.5 and T2.6 apertures
  • Dual left and right side scales
  • Available in PL, Canon EF and Sony E mount
  • Carbon Fiber enables a lighter and stronger design
  • Eleven blade apertures create smooth circular bokeh
  • Covered by an industry exclusive three year warranty
  • Compatible with large image sensors (43.3mm image circle)
  • Luminous markings allows effortless use in low-light environments
  • Standard 95mm front diameters for easy compatibility with matte boxes
  • XEEN X-Coating controls internal reflection for dramatic images and a distinctive look
  • Uniform focus and aperture ring locations enable quick lens changes when using follow focus devices
  • Uniform 200-degree silky smooth and damped focus throw across all models enables precise focus adjustment
B&H carries Rokinon XEEN lenses.
 Sunday, February 16, 2020
There are not many animals that are pure white but those that are often have beautiful sharp black accents
This was an easy shot for the Canon EOS 5Ds R that, despite 50 MP of resolution, does seems not to seriously challenge the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens. The combination was perfect for Mount Evans.
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
Camera and Lens Settings
400mm  f/8.0  1/2000s
ISO 400
9492 x 5792px
Post Date: 2/16/2020 4:02:13 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, February 15, 2020
In addition to being available on eBay, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III bundle is in stock at BuyDig / Beach Camera.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/15/2020 12:23:07 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Act fast: eBay via Canon-authorized dealer kmcamera (100% feedback with over 11,000 transactions) has the new Canon EOS-1D X Mark III bundle in stock for the regular price.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/15/2020 8:09:50 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, February 14, 2020
From Camera & Imaging Products Association:
February 14, 2020
Cancellation of CP+ (Camera and Photo Imaging Show) 2020
Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA; President: Masaya Maeda) here announces the cancellation of CP+2020. Given there is no effective treatment or containment measures to deal with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we have chosen to cancel CP+2020 because we put top priority on the health and safety of visitors and exhibitors. The event was originally scheduled to be held over 4 days at PACIFICO Yokohama from February 27.
CP+ is a trade show for consumers. The main feature of this show is that visitors can actually handle the newest camera and related equipment to get a feel for how they operate. The event attracts around 70,000 unspecified visitors and therefore we cannot completely eliminate the risk of infection. The CIPA believes it is important to avoid such risk at all cost. While it is truly regrettable, we have decided to cancel this year’s show. We ask for your cooperation and understanding concerning this matter.
Post Date: 2/14/2020 8:31:19 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the Zoom H1n 2-Input / 2-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Microphone (Gray) available for $84.99 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $119.99.
Product Highlights
  • Speech, Sound Effects & Music Recording
  • Onboard Stereo Mic, Built-In Speaker
  • 3.5mm Mic/Line Input with Plug-In Power
  • Simple Layout of Common Controls
B&H has the Impact Pro Backdrop Support Kit (12.9' Width) available for $189.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $264.95.
Product Highlights
  • Two Light Stands, One Crossbar
  • Extra-Wide Stable Base
  • Maximum Height: 13.5'
  • Supports Backdrops up to 12.9' Wide
Post Date: 2/14/2020 5:24:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through this weekend, B&H has the Tamrac Arc Flash Accessory Pocket - 1.0 available for $7.95 with free shipping. Regularly $17.00.
Product Highlights
  • 600D Ripstop PolyTek Nylon Case
  • Closed-cell Foam Padding
  • Front Pocket for Batteries
  • Part of Arc System
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 2/14/2020 4:42:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, February 13, 2020
Skylum is having a Valentine's Day Sale on Luminar 4.
Don't forget to use our coupon code THEDIGITALPICTURE to get an additional $10.00 discount!
Post Date: 2/13/2020 9:51:48 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Canon USA:
Your World is Customizeable with New Canon SELPHY Square Printer
New Compact Photo Printer Produces High-Quality Square Prints Leveraging Dye-Sub Technology
MELVILLE, NY, February 12, 2020 – A square by definition is “a plane figure with four equal straight sides and four right angles” 1 but what fits inside those straight sides and right angles can be powerful and unique. From decorating a work/living space or crafting, recipes or photo albums, you can create your own square with the new compact and portable SELPHY Square printer. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions unveils today the latest printer that tangibly showcases high-quality square prints.
Creativity On-the-Go
Who knows when the spark of creativity will ignite, and with the dye-sub technology included within the Canon SELPHY Square printer, you’ll be prepared. Set-up is a breeze thanks to the newly updated Canon Print app SELPHY PHOTO LAYOUT ver. 2.02, which allows you to scan a QR code directly featured on the printer and instantly pairs your compatible handheld device to the Canon SELPHY Square printer via Wi-Fi®3. In addition, the app allows users to add a personal touch to their images – inclusive of stickers, borders and text – each print will have your individual stamp of expression. The square format framed sticker type paper4 provides boundless opportunities to leave your creative mark wherever you see fit. Compact in size, the Canon SELPHY Square printer is battery operated – no plug in required.
“Quality, ease of use and convenience are imperative attributes our company relies on when bringing forth new imaging products to an ever changing landscape,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The new Canon SELPHY Square printer continues our heritage of offering multiple, creative and unique ways consumers can experiment with imagery and be true to themselves with their conduit of expression.”
Available in black, white, pink and green, the Canon SELPHY Square printer has an estimated retail price of $149.99*. Additional 20 pack of paper is also available for $14.99.
Preorder the Canon SELPHY Square Printer from B&H
1 Source, Google Dictionary.
2 To print from your compatible mobile device, download Canon's SELPHY Photo Layout application, available for free on the App Store and at Google Play. Compatible with iOS versions 11.4.1, 12.4.3, 13, iPad OS 13. Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 5.0-5.1, 6, 7.0-7.1, 8.0-8.1, 9, 10.
3 Wireless printing and scanning requires a working network with wireless 802.11 b/g/n capability, operating at 2.4GHz. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients.
4 The printer’s XS-20L paper has a very light adhesiveness that allows you to reposition or reapply your photos.
*Availability, prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.
Post Date: 2/13/2020 9:39:38 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
MELVILLE, NY, February 12, 2020 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced its parent company, Canon Inc. will launch in early April 20201, a new cloud platform that connects select Canon cameras with compatible PCs, smartphones and external web services. will enhance post-production workflow and provide a new way to experience the joy of photography.
Serving as a hub for users’ content, allows the transfer of image files from connected compatible PCs, smartphones and external web services. The service will provide new ways to enjoy photography and will cater to a wide range of photographers seeking to improve their post-production workflows, including professionals who want to enhance their creative process, enthusiasts who want to streamline image editing and entry-level users who want to enjoy casual photography and share their images on social media.
The Functions and Features of include:
Direct image uploading via Wi-Fi® connectivity
Beginning with the currently-in-development EOS R5, future Canon cameras equipped with an automatic image transfer function will be able to automatically upload still image and video files2 in their original quality directly to via Wi-Fi connectivity and store them for up to 30 days3—simply by turning on the device. When uploading an original image file, a thumbnail file (up to 2048 pixels) will be automatically generated and stored on These thumbnail files can be viewed and used, even after the 30-day initial storage period3.
Long-term storage up to 10 GB
Users who want to save still image and video files in their original quality after the initial 30-day period can migrate the data to a 10 GB long-term storage space3.
SNS connectivity
From the mobile app, which will be available for free on the App Store® and Google Play®4, users can easily post on select social network sites (SNS) and YouTube as well as share still image and video files.
The service will also allow the automatic transfer of images to users’ accounts on services such as Google DriveTM. Starting from June, will expand both of its partnerships with Google to include original quality backup with Google PhotosTM via Google One TM, a membership plan for expanded storage, as well as Adobe® Creative Cloud® (membership plan). In addition to the automatic transfer of images and the ability to edit images in their original quality on partnered services and applications, will make it easier for users to store and share their images.
Giving photographers the tools they need to keep up in a 5G and artificial intelligent-enabled world, Canon will continue to propose new ways to capture images and enjoy photography by enabling cameras to communicate in both directions, such as remote, real-time editing of photos and videos captured at outdoor events, cloud-based RAW image data editing and capture assistance tailored to users’ preferences.
1 The CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Online Album Service will end operation in mid-March 2020, and will be a successor to the service. From the beginning of the data migration period until its service starts in early April 2020, users will not be able to access any image or video files or albums uploaded to the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY service.
2 Automatic file transferring, available for cameras equipped with the automatic file transfer function, beginning with the currently-in-development EOS R5, requires users to connect the camera to a Wi-Fi access point that has been registered on the camera in advance. Wi-Fi enabled compatible Canon cameras released before the EOS R5 will support manual file transfer. Manual file transfer will be enabled from the start of the new service in April 2020. Users can access the full list of compatible cameras on the website.
3 Original image and video files are stored for 30 days from upload. There will be no capacity restrictions for the initial storage, however the long-term storage space will be limited to 10GB per user account. If a user does not access for one (1) year, all image and video files, including thumbnail files, will be deleted from the service.
App Store is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Google Drive, Google Photos, Google One and YouTube are trademarks of Google LLC. Adobe and Creative Cloud are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe in the United States and other countries. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Other company names, products and services mentioned in this document are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/13/2020 9:21:46 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Manfrotto 504HD Head with 536 3-Stage Carbon Fiber Tripod System available for $799.88 with free shipping. Regularly $1,149.88.
Product Highlights
  • 16.5 lb Load Capacity
  • Carbon Fiber Legs
  • 16 to 85" Range
  • 4-Step Counterbalance
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
From Canon:
New Camera Delivers Vertical Video and Advanced Control for Maximum Creative Output
MELVILLE, NY, February 12, 2020 – Whatever your family dynamic, there are certain moments with the ones you love that deserve to be remembered. In the spirit of capturing powerful moments that last a lifetime, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, unveiled today the Canon EOS Rebel T8i. The newest and highest-performing Rebel camera within the Canon lineup features the DIGIC 8 Image Processor, eye-detection in live view, 4K video, clean 4K HDMI output, and is the first EOS DSLR with vertical video1 all within a compact and lightweight body to bring photography and videos to life.
“Our commitment to high-quality and high-performing DSLR cameras is unwavering,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Visual storytelling is not one size fits all, and in order to encourage our current and future customers to explore their content creation journey and make it easier for people to explore the art of photography and the power of an image, it is imperative that the next EOS Rebel provide high-quality still imagery, high-speed shooting capabilities as well as top notch video functionality.”
The Greatness Within the EOS Rebel T8i
The compact and lightweight EOS Rebel T8i camera is ideal for documenting the early days on the soccer field and aspiring shutterbugs looking to go beyond the “Auto” feature. This camera includes:
  • Optical Viewfinder with a 45-point All Cross-type AF System with Face Detect to ensure images are in focus
  • 24 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor
  • Continuous Shooting at up to 7.0 fps
  • 4K UHD, Full HD up to 24P
  • Equipped with an Approx. 220,000 Pixel New AE Sensor and EOS iTR AF (Face Detection)
  • Fast & Accurate Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Eye-detection (Servo)
  • Vari-angle, 3.0-inch LCD Touch Screen
  • Advanced Control with AF-ON Button and Quick Control Dial
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity
Compatible with an extensive line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses, this model can capture vertical video and has multiple connectivity options using Bluetooth and WiFi technology, making it ideal for vlogging, uploading content to social media platforms, and web services or for day-to-day usage when capturing life’s most precious moments.
The EOS Rebel T8i camera body has an estimated retail price of $749.99 and the EOS Rebel T8i kit with EF-S 18-55mm F4-5.6 IS STM lens has an estimated retail price of $899.99.
Preorers: Canon EOS Rebel T8i - B&H | Adorama
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/13/2020 5:12:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
New Compact, Lightweight Standard Zoom RF lens is Ideal for Users Looking to Add to their RF Lens Collection at an Affordable Price
MELVILLE, NY, February 12, 2020 – Whether it’s evoking an emotion, telling a story or reminiscing about a moment in time, visual creators of all levels know that a high quality, trusted lens is necessary to capture the essence and power of an image. Creating for the creators, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the introduction of its newest RF lens, the RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM standard zoom lens. The new compact and lightweight RF lens will be the perfect addition to a creator’s collection, delivering on quality output at an affordable price.
“Since the introduction of the EOS R system in late 2018, our goal has always been to develop full-frame mirrorless cameras and lenses to match every skill level of photographers, from entry-level to advanced professionals,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Having a firm grasp on the needs of our customers looking for an impressive compact, lightweight lens at an affordable price point, the RF 24-105mm lens is the quintessential lens to have in any creator’s camera bag.”
Cementing Canon’s vision for the EOS R line to become as widely popular as its celebrated lineup of EOS DSLR line, the new RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM lens pairs quality output with an affordable price. The lens is compact enough to carry every day, at 3.5in (88.8mm) in length and weighing in at 13.9oz (395g) and has a long zoom range starting 24mm wide within compact and lightweight body. The new lens also possesses Optical Image Stabilization Technology, which helps steady camera shake up to five stops¹, reducing image blur. The lens also includes Movie Servo AF using STM (stepping-motor) technology that contributes to both fast auto focus for still images as well as smooth, quiet auto focus for video in conjunction with camera’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF on compatible Canon full-frame mirrorless cameras.
Additional noteworthy features of the RF 24-105mm STM standard zoom lens include:
  • Control Ring for Direct Setting Changes
  • 12-pin Communication System
  • Maximum Magnification of 0.4x at 105mm
  • Minimum focus distance of .13m (0.43ft) using Center Focus Macro
Availability and Pricing
The Canon EOS RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM lens has an estimated retail price of $399.99 for the lens only. It will also be sold as a body-and-lens kit with the EOS R and RP cameras.
Preorders: Canon RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM Lens – B&H | Adorama
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/13/2020 5:05:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
The Company will Also Develop Seven RF Lenses and Two RF Lens Extenders in 2020
MELVILLE, NY, February 12, 2020 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing the highly anticipated Canon EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera. The camera will feature a newly designed CMOS sensor and new image processor, along with new state-of-the-art optical technologies the company has been able to cultivate through its long history of groundbreaking camera and digital imaging solutions development. In addition, Canon plans to release seven RF lenses and two RF lens extenders that are currently in development. These new photography tools will help to continue to strengthen the EOS R system and cement the RF mount as an industry leader.
“Today’s announcement comes as a direct result of the tireless effort of Canon engineers who have been tasked with developing the next generation of Canon EOS R camera and RF lenses to help elevate the popular system that was announced in 2018,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “In developing the new camera, Canon listened to extensive user-feedback from a variety of photographers. The outcome is a camera and lenses that will delight a variety of shooters and further helps to demonstrate Canon’s commitment to full-frame mirrorless cameras and lenses.”
The EOS R System was initially developed to provide engineers with the ability to design lenses that were thought to be impossible to create previously. The wide lens mount diameter, shorter back focus, and high-speed system for transmitting data between camera and lens have resulted in an imaging system that delivers higher image quality and greater ease-of-use than ever before.
The new full-frame mirrorless camera currently under development will fully leverage the advantages of the EOS R System, helping to produce a camera that features high-speed continuous shooting and 8K video recording. Furthermore, the camera will provide photographers with more efficient workflows thanks to improved transmission functionality, operability and reliability. These enhancements, along with many others, will help to further elevate and solidify the EOS Series concept of “Speed, Comfort and High-Image-Quality.”
Canon’s EOS R5, the first of the next generation of full-frame mirrorless cameras planned for EOS R System, will include a newly developed CMOS sensor. The new sensor will enable enhanced features such as high-speed continuous shooting up to approximately 20 frames-per-second (FPS) when using the silent shutter and up to approximately 12 FPS when using the mechanical shutter – A feature professional sports and wildlife photographers will find to be extremely impactful on their ability to capture fast-moving subjects. From a video perspective, the camera’s 8K video capture capability will prepare videographers for the future of movie-making- capturing 8K footage today allows for even higher-quality 4K productions in addition to the ability to extract high-resolution still images from the video footage. The EOS R5 will be the first Canon camera equipped with IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) and when used in conjunction with the extremely effective in-lens stabilization (IS), will allow photographers to handhold the camera in light levels not previously imagined. Additionally, the camera will also feature dual-card slots and will support the automatic transfer of image files from the device to the new cloud platform.
Alongside the EOS R5, Canon is also developing seven RF lenses and two RF lens extenders scheduled for release during 2020, including the RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM, Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x.
A preview of the EOS R5 will be on display at the 2020 WPPI Show (February 25-27) in Las Vegas.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/13/2020 4:55:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Canon USA has made security firmware updates available for the following 10 cameras:

  • EOS M10
  • EOS M100
  • EOS M3
  • EOS M5
  • EOS M6
  • EOS Rebel SL2
  • EOS Rebel T6
  • EOS Rebel T6i
  • EOS Rebel T7
  • EOS Rebel T7i

Only the PowerShot G5X Mark II remains on the TBD list for the security update.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/12/2020 8:28:46 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Image quality test results have been added to the Tokina 50mm f/1.4 FF Opera Lens page.
Create some comparisons!
The Tokina 50mm f/1.4 FF Opera Lens is in stock at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
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Post Date: 2/12/2020 8:34:58 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Nikon USA:
The NIKKOR Z Expansion Continues: Nikon Announces Two New Z Mount Optics with the Addition of the Versatile NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR and Wide-Angle NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S Lenses
Built on the Superior Optical Design of the Z Mount, Nikon’s Latest NIKKOR Z Lenses are Remarkable Tools for Capturing Travel, Landscapes and Adventure
MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon Inc. announced two new full frame lenses to the rapidly expanding NIKKOR Z lineup. With the addition of the versatile, lightweight NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR and the ultra-wide NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S, Nikon continues to demonstrate the superior optical capabilities of its NIKKOR Z lenses, made possible by the advanced technology of the revolutionary Z mount. The NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR boasts a broad 24-200mm zoom range with the power and versatility to make it a staple for travel and everyday photography. Meanwhile, the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S expands the f/1.8 line of NIKKOR Z lenses, offering an extremely fast aperture and a vast field of view, ideal for enthusiasts and pros shooting landscapes, architecture or the night sky.
“With the launch of the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S, Nikon remains dedicated to rapidly expanding the lens options for Z users,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. “Whether it be a wide angle with a fast aperture for capturing landscapes or night photography, or a reliable all-in-one lens for those who want to travel light, we continue to offer Nikon users the advanced optics necessary to enhance their content.”
NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR: Versatile Zoom, So Many Possibilities
The NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR is an affordable and immensely versatile all-in-one full-frame 8.3x zoom lens offering an expansive wide-to-telephoto focal range with a portable design, making it an excellent option for Nikon Z shooters. With a lightweight 20-ounce design and drip and dust resistance, the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm is prepared for adventure while maintaining the high-end optical quality of a NIKKOR Z lens. Meanwhile, the lens’ high resolution, point-light clarity and minimal distortion deliver edge-to-edge sharpness throughout the entire focal range.
Constructed of two aspherical lens elements, two ED glass lens elements and 1 aspherical ED glass element with Nikon’s ARNEO Coating, the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR minimizes distortion, color bleeding and flare to consistently achieve optical excellence. The lens reaches up to 300mm when paired with a DX-format camera body, or when used in DX crop mode, providing users with endless possibilities for capturing any type of content from magnificent landscapes to beautiful portraiture and fast-paced wildlife.
An ultra-flexible tool for video creators as well, the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR promises smooth subject tracking to keep sharp focus while zooming in video mode. The lens also adds 5 stops1 of built-in optical vibration reduction, yet also works in tandem with IBIS to deliver superb stabilization in the Nikon Z 6 and Z 7, offering every creator sharp and precise framing for seamless videomaking and stunning stills.
Nikon NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S Lens
NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S: Expansive Views, Exceptional Details
Joining the S-line of high-performance NIKKOR Z lenses, the exceptionally sharp and versatile NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S ultra-wide lens was designed for those who want expansive imagery with increased detail, sharpness and shallow depth of field. The lens' 20mm focal length combines a bright f/1.8 constant aperture and beautiful point-light reproduction for fantastic stars and cityscapes, making it ideal for astrophotography or capturing vast landscapes in challenging light.
Built for worry-free durability, the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S lens’ lightweight design is equipped with weather sealing to combat dust and moisture. The lens features 9 aperture blades, 3 ED lens elements and a Nano Crystal Coating, helping photographers to achieve top-notch image quality across the frame with consistency. Beyond its still photography prowess, the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S offers multimedia creators a unique perspective, plus a stepping motor for fast and quiet AF and suppressed focus breathing, achieving truly cinematic video capture.
Pricing and Availability
The NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR will be available in April 2020 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $899.95*, and the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S will be available March 2020 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $1,049.95*.
Preorder the Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR Lens at B&H | Adorama | WEX
Preorder the Nikon NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S Lens at B&H | Adorama | WEX
*SRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.
Specifications, equipment and release dates are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.
1. Based on CIPA Standard: this value is achieved when attached to a FX-format camera with the camera’s VR function set to “NORMAL”, and when zoom is set to the maximum telephoto position.”
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/12/2020 8:22:54 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Nikon USA:
February 11, 2020
Decisive Power. Faster Workflow. Absolute Reliability: The New Nikon D6 Gives Professionals the Edge When It Matters Most
The New Nikon D6 Offers the Most Powerful AF System in Nikon’s History, and Continues the Brand Legacy of Professional Cameras That Deliver Connectivity, Dependability and Streamlined Workflow
MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon Inc. has unveiled the D6, a new professional-grade DSLR built for those in need of extreme reliability and ultimate performance. The D6 addresses the needs of professionals and press agencies and is faster and more powerful than ever before. Offering the most powerful AF system in Nikon’s history, this flagship DSLR camera delivers crucial improvements to modern workflow while also accelerating file transfer capabilities. Promising unparalleled low-light performance, powerful agility, advanced 4K UHD multimedia capabilities and a mechanical shutter frame rate boosted to a staggering 14fps, the D6 will redefine the way pros work.
“The D6 is purpose-built and inspired by the valuable feedback of professional users,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President of Nikon Inc. “The world relies on photojournalists and professionals to document every corner of the globe through impactful images; Nikon cameras are trusted to stand up to any job and help photographers capture the shot, time and time again.”
The Most Powerful AF in Nikon’s History: The D6 leaves nothing to chance. To maximize hit rate, it is equipped with a newly developed, densely packed 105-point AF system in which all the focus points utilize cross-type sensors and all points are selectable. Through the new focus point layout and the use of a triple-sensor arrangement for each focus point, the D6 achieves AF coverage that is approximately 1.6x denser than that of the D5. The D6 also sports an expanded focus detection range which increases the detection area for single point AF and dynamic area AF, making it easier to achieve focus on a subject even when slightly outside the focus point.
Improving upon Nikon’s popular Group AF mode, this function has evolved with support for 17 custom arrangements from which users can choose according to the scene or subject movement. The D6 also demonstrates superior low-light AF performance. The center focus point works down to -4.5 EV1 and the others to -4 EV, making autofocus possible even in dark situations or with low-contrast subjects.
Unparalleled Performance: The new EXPEED 6 engine's superior image-processing capabilities combined with the vast amount of information provided by the new dedicated AF engine drives high-level performance in any situation. To help capture the decisive moment consistently, the D6 boasts a 14fps2 mechanical shutter with full AF and AE. The D6 can also shoot completely silent for sensitive situations, capturing full resolution at 10.5 fps. For faster frame rates, the Nikon D6 is able to take 2-megapixel images at approx. 60 fps and 8-megapixel images at 30 fps in Live View mode.
The D6 leverages a 20.8-megapixel FX-Format CMOS sensor, creating images that pop with stunning detail and true colors and exhibit incredible dynamic range. The ISO ranges from 100 to 102,400, which helps to preserve sharpness and subtle details in even the most challenging light. Additionally, ISO is expandable up to 3.2 million, giving photographers the ability to truly conquer the dark.
Concentration on Workflow: Building on Nikon’s history of serving professionals, the D6 is the most customizable Nikon DSLR yet, designed to speed up the workflow of any user during and after capture.

  • Recall shooting functions create combinations of settings that can be assigned to a specific button to get the perfect shot in a pinch
  • The D6 excels in connectivity and supports the same 1000BASE-T Ethernet standard as the D5, with an approximate 15% increase in transmission speed. The camera also supports a number of options for wireless networking, offering built-in 2.4- and 5-GHz*3 Wi-Fi®4 or traditional wireless transfer using the WT-6 Wireless Transmitter (optional)
  • Includes 14 customizable buttons, assignable to any of 46 unique function choices and a new intuitive menu system
  • Priority Image Transfer gives the ability to move an important image to the front of the queue when speed is of paramount priority, which can easily be done by swiping the touch LCD during playback
  • Security Lock compatibility supports connection of anti-theft cables to provide maximum security for remote applications or when the camera is unattended
  • Built in GPS5 gives accurate time, date and location information for just about anywhere on the planet
  • Dual CFexpress6 slots offer blazing fast read/write times and have the ability to overflow, copy or separate file types
  • JPEG functions allow for the simultaneous recording of two JPEG images with different image size and quality settings, which is convenient for separating images that will be transmitted from those that will be edited
  • Creativity options for multimedia creators including a new interval timer mode to retain the best resolution and enable in-camera time-lapse movie file recording providing professionals the ability to create exceptionally sharp 16:9 4K Ultra HD video

Absolute Reliability: Nikon’s flagship cameras remain trusted in the industry and have been proven on the sidelines, in the studio and even in outer space. With a magnesium alloy camera body and extensively weather-sealed design, the D6 is as tough as the professionals who use it, ready to take on the harshest shooting conditions. The camera offers long-lasting battery life, delivering the safety net and energy-saving performance that pros need on daylong outings. The D6 also employs a USB-Type C connector for faster direct-to-PC file transfer rates than previously possible with the D5.
Endless Lens Choices: By pairing the D6 with Nikon’s extremely diverse selection of F-Mount NIKKOR telephoto lenses, professionals have the most advanced imaging solution in Nikon’s history. No matter the job, the client or the location, there’s a NIKKOR lens, from the ultra-wide to the super-telephoto. The D6 is also compatible with Nikon’s line of creative Speedlights, offering extra creative freedom to enhance natural light and add artistry and drama to any scene.
Pricing and Availability
The new Nikon D6 will be available in April 2020 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $6,499.95* for the body only configuration.
Preorder the Nikon D6 from B&H | Adorama | WEX
1. At ISO 100, 20°C/68°F.
2. With continuous-servo AF (AF-C), manual (M) or shutter-priority auto exposure (S), a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default values are trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Nikon Corporation and its Affiliates is under license.
3. Available in station mode; not available in some countries or regions.
4. Wi-Fi® and the Wi-Fi® logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
5. GPS function is not available in some countries or regions.
6. CFexpress is a trademark of the CompactFlash Association in the United States and other countries.
*SRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.
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Post Date: 2/12/2020 8:03:16 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the Raya EFS-24 Easy Fold Softbox Set (24 x 24") available for $44.97. Regularly $74.95.
I have two similarly-sized foldable softboxes and I use them very often. [Sean]
Product Highlights
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  • Quick and Easy Setup and Takedown
  • Removable Front Diffuser & Inner Baffle
Post Date: 2/12/2020 5:21:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Refurbished Canon XC10 4K Professional Camcorder available for $999.00 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $1,399.00 new after $200.00 instant savings.
Product Highlights
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From Adobe:
As fellow photographers and creatives, we care about the impact all Lightroom products have on our customers. We’ve been listening to your feedback and requests and we’re excited to share what’s coming out today and a preview of what we are actively working on for 2020.
For Lightroom Classic, performance, quality, and stability have all been a primary focus for our team. Since October 2018, we’ve released significant performance updates like GPU (graphics processing unit) accelerated editing, faster and more stable tethering, Library improvements, and more. But we’re not done. The team is constantly testing and re-evaluating the speed and quality of new and existing features, and in 2020 we are working to deliver more GPU-enabled functionality to get you to your “done” point smoother and faster.
Image editing, organizing, and workflow efficiency are also important functions to Lightroom Classic that we want to continually improve for both new and long-time customers. Within the last year and a half, we’ve added key updates like the Texture slider, Flat Field Correction, HDR and Panorama Merge, collection color labels, PNG support, AI-empowered features such as Enhance Details and Panorama Fill Edge, and much more.
Adobe is dedicated to developing the best in class tools and experiences to help all photographers find and express their visions. That’s why we’re actively investing in more Develop tools (including AI/ML features), workflow optimization, as well as refining the interface and experience to empower photographers of all levels to achieve desired results faster and easier than ever before. As customers of our own product, we’re personally excited to share these upcoming updates with you in 2020 and the years to come.
Check out the new feature updates and customer requests for Lightroom Classic, as well as bug fixes and feature polishing for Lightroom for Mac, Windows, iOS, iPadOS, Android, and ChromeOS below. Support for new cameras and lenses is also included in the update.
Updates to Lightroom Classic and ACR
Improved raw default settings
Lightroom Classic and Camera Raw
Streamline your edit workflow with more control over the default develop settings of your raw images. Prior to this version, all raw images used Adobe Color as the default upon import and could only be changed if you knew about the hidden shortcut. Now, you can easily configure default develop settings within Preferences -> Presets to use either Camera Settings, Adobe Color, or a preset of your choice. Defaults can be applied universally (Master), or customized by camera model and even by serial number. If no specific default is specified, then the “Master” settings will be used.
Default by camera settings
Lightroom Classic and Camera Raw
Photographers often take advantage of the picture styles or profiles settings within their cameras. When importing into Lightroom Classic with the default set to Adobe Color, the image may look much different from the camera preview and would require time to adjust it back. With the new raw default settings, you can now use Camera Settings as the default to preserve the “as shot” look and reduce your edit time.
PSB file support
Lightroom Classic
Starting today, you can import, catalog, and edit Large Document Format (.psb) files within Lightroom Classic. Many landscape photographers may stitch multi-gigabyte panoramas within Photoshop and export as a PSB file to maintain the highest quality and resolution. Whether to edit or simply catalog your finished panoramas with the rest of your collections, you can now do so with this new release. Like all files within Classic, the maximum dimensions are 65,000 pixels on the long edge or 512 megapixels.
Performance developments
Lightroom Classic and Camera Raw
  • More GPU Accelerated Editing
    Expanding on our GPU support, we’ve added full GPU acceleration for Lens Correction and Transform adjustments.
  • eGPU Empowered Enhanced Details
    Enhance Details now leverages external GPUs on macOS 10.15 (Catalina) for faster processing.
Secondary display selection
Lightroom Classic
Work the way you want with the ability to choose which monitor to use as your secondary display. For many editors using three or more displays, opening a second window will now automatically appear in the designated monitor that may have better resolution, color calibration, etc. for your workflow needs.
Auto-Sync improvements
Lightroom Classic
Easily understand when Auto-Sync is enabled and which batch edits are applied. By adding messages and a more visible button, we hope to prevent unintentional batch edits that may set you back on your work. The notifications can be turned off in Preferences -> Interface.
Photoshop Elements 2020 support
Lightroom Classic
You can now import your Photoshop Elements 2020 catalog into Lightroom Classic.
FAQ link for sync
Lightroom Classic
We’ve created a Frequently Asked Questions document for syncing to the cloud from Lightroom Classic to help you understand how sync enables photographers to edit and share photos from the web or any mobile device. You can find the link under the sync status when you click on the nameplate.
Updates to Lightroom for Mac, Windows, Android, iOS, iPadOS, and ChromeOS
Export improvements
Lightroom for Windows and Mac
In addition to exporting in the JPEG or TIFF format, Lightroom on Windows and Mac now also allows you to export in the DNG format. (This feature was already available in Lightroom on Android and iOS.)
Improvements to shared albums
Lightroom for Windows and Mac
When contributing photos to a shared album which is owned by someone else, you can now choose to include or omit metadata. In addition, as the owner of a shared album you can now export photos which other people have contributed to the album.
Improvements to Photo Merge (HDR and Panorama)
Lightroom for Windows and Mac
You can now bypass the Photo Merge dialog when creating an HDR or Panorama and just merge the photos directly using your previous merge settings. To do this, use the following keyboard shortcuts:
HDR: Ctrl + Shift + H
Panorama: Ctrl + Shift + M
Import presets
Lightroom for Android
Previously, you could only import edit presets and profiles in Lightroom on Windows or Mac, and now in this release you can now import edit presets and profiles directly in Lightroom on Android. (This feature will be coming soon to Lightroom on iOS as well.)
Import improvements
Lightroom for Windows and Mac
When importing via drag-and-drop, you can now import to a specific album by dragging and dropping directly onto an album in the Albums list.
Improvements to learn and discover content
Lightroom for iOS and Android
In the Home view, the Discover content is now presented in a two column view for easier browsing. And the interactive tutorials in the Learn section now include a before/after step so that you can really see the effect of the edits in the tutorial.
Split screen
Lightroom for iPadOS
Lightroom on iPad now supports the split screen view.
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 2/12/2020 5:06:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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