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 Friday, January 17, 2020
From Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd.:
 
Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE worldwide sales date announcement
 
Jan 17, 2020
 
The Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE is the first lens debuting in atx-m series designed to fit Sony E-mount full frame cameras. It is a completely newly designed medium tele photo prime lens in Tokina line-up featuring popular 85mm focal length and fast f/1.8 aperture that is excellent spec combination for shooting portraits, landscapes, street snaps and close up shots.
 
Sales will commence on February 7, 2020.
 
High-Lighted Features

  • Simple and sophisticated design and high build quality based on anodized semi-satin finish metal and optical glass materials.
  • Smooth and beautiful bokeh, comparatively round light points in out of focus area thanks to fast aperture f/1.8, large diameter of front glass element and low light fall-off performance.
  • Outstanding resolving ability from corner to corner thanks to 10 glass elements including 1 SD element.
  • Effective ghost and flares care thanks to Tokina's exclusive Super Low Reflection Coating with water, oil&dust repellent abilities.
  • Quiet, speedy and accurate focusing realized by ST-M focus motor actuation.
  • Smooth and precise manual focusing thanks to all-metal made unit and high standard grease materials.
  • Complete data correspondence with camera body that provides full advantage of the latest features of the Sony A7 series such as 5-axis image stabilization, MF assist, Face/Eye Priority AF, Real-time Eye AF and the electronic distance scale.
  • Developed and manufactured in accordance with Sony-licensed specifications.

B&H is taking preorders for the Tokina atx-m 85mm f/1.8 FE Lens for Sony E.

Posted to: Sony News
Category: Tokina News
Post Date: 1/17/2020 1:59:23 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the Adorama YouTube Channel:
 
A textured wall in your studio could well be the perfect background for your portrait photos. Even a slight texture can add the feeling of depth and interest to a portrait that a plain wall often can't. Of course not many photographers have the space of a permanently textured wall, so in this video Gavin Hoey walks you through a shoot in his small home studio, where he plans to replace a simple, smooth fabric background with some texture.
 
After the shoot, Gavin takes you into Photoshop where he passes on some simple tricks to add a gentle texture over the original portrait. He then goes on to blend everything togther by means of a quick color toning technique.
 
If you're looking to enhance a smooth background with a small amount of texture, this technique opens up a whole new world of background styles.
Post Date: 1/17/2020 5:19:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon:
 
ViewNX-i v.1.4.1
 
Changes from Version 1.4.0/1.4.0a to 1.4.1
 
  • Added support for the D780 and COOLPIX P950.
  • Ended support for Windows 7.
Download: ViewNX-i v.1.4.1
 


Capture NX-D v.1.6.1
 
Changes from Version 1.6.0/1.6.0a to 1.6.1
 
  • Added support for the D780 and COOLPIX P950.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Capture NX-D to crash when opening pictures edited in Capture NX2.
  • Ended support for Windows 7.
Download: Capture NX-D v.1.6.1
 


IPTC Preset Manager (Mac) v.1.1.1
 
Changes from Version 1.1.0 to 1.1.1
 
  • Added support for macOS Catalina version 10.15.
  • Ended support for macOS Sierra version 10.12.
Download: IPTC Preset Manager (Mac) v.1.1.1
 


Distortion Control Data Version v.2.018
 
Unfortunately, detailed information regaring this update was unavailable, but it's likely that new camera or lens profiles were added.
 
Download: Distortion Control Data Version v.2.018
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/17/2020 5:10:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
 
The Only Company in the World to be Ranked in Top Five for 34 Years
 
MELVILLE, NY, January 15, 2020 – Aligning with its mission of empowering innovations, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that its parent company, Canon Inc., was granted 3,548 patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office and maintained its third place ranking for patents granted in 2019 according to IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, a leading producer of global patent databases. With this year’s ranking, Canon has become the only company in the world to have ranked in the top five for number of patents granted for 34 consecutive years. Additionally, Canon has once again ranked first in patents among Japanese companies for the 15th consecutive year.
 
These patents continue to demonstrate Canon’s contribution to science and technology which are used to develop fundamental technologies designed to drive innovation and support customer and business needs.
 
“As technology continues to evolve, we too will continue exploring new areas and future innovation opportunities,” said Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, Canon U.S.A. Inc. “Canon is proud to be in the top three patent holders as it reflects our dedication and commitment to delivering innovative ideas and solutions to meet market and customer demands.”
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/17/2020 4:48:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, January 16, 2020
Through Feb 29th, students and teachers can save up to 20% on some of the hottest Sony cameras and lenses. All other Sony products are EDU discounted 10%.
 
Hint: If you are not a student or teacher, you probably know one.
 
Save 20% on the Following Cameras and Lenses
 
Log in to your B&H EDU account to see this special pricing:
 
Sony Alpha a6600 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)
Sony Alpha a6600 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens
Sony Alpha a7R IV Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)
 
Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens
Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Lens
Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens
Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens
Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens
 
Again, save 10% on all other Sony products.
Post Date: 1/16/2020 2:26:49 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
I know — we just posted the B&H deal for this Sigma lens earlier today but the price dropped another $50.00 since then and we want to make sure you see this hot deal.
 
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens available for $1,199.00 with free shipping. Regularly $1,599.00.
 
Discounted mounts include Canon EF, Nikon F, and Sony E.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Three FLD Elements, Four SLD Elements
  • Four Aspherical Elements
Post Date: 1/16/2020 12:04:33 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Just posted: Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens Review.
 
This lens is a great addition to Sony's lineup.
 
The Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens is in stock at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
Rent the Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens from Lensrentals.
 
Please share!
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 1/16/2020 8:42:38 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens available for $1,249.00 with free shipping. Regularly $1,599.00.
 
Discounted mounts include Canon EF, Nikon F, and Sony E.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Three FLD Elements, Four SLD Elements
  • Four Aspherical Elements
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 1/16/2020 5:23:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Like most wildlife photographers, I'm opportunistic. Photographing moose wasn't the primary plan for this trip but when this bull showed up, our group didn't question what we were going to photograph next.
 
I most often encounter moose just before dark and the wide aperture of the Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS Lens was very welcomed this evening. The working distance this lens provides is another benefit for photographing moose. Moose are one of my least-trusted North American animals and this one had just locked focus on me.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
Post Date: 1/15/2020 10:01:08 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
One of my jobs is to make sure that this site, a free resource that hopefully you depend on, remains adequately funded. The costs, in both time and money, of maintaining and developing this site are substantial. You are likely aware that we receive no financial support from Canon, Sony, or any other manufacturer and it is no secret that camera and lens sales are down significantly. That last issue makes acquiring adequate funding significantly more challenging.
 
Basically, there are five ways you can help support us. The first is my favorite (and it costs you nothing additional), but hopefully you can use at least two or three of these options regularly:
 
  1. Use the Retailer Links on the Site for Your Purchase of Anything
  2. Direct Support 
  3. Link to the Site
  4. Disable Ad Blockers
  5. Tell Others
The support page clarifies the above options.
 
We thank you for your support and look forward to serving you long into the future!
Post Date: 1/15/2020 8:33:49 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Save $180 on the Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA
 
B&H also has this flash available in 9-rated used condition for $326.95.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/15/2020 8:11:51 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the Canon EOS M6 Body for only $299.00. Check out the with-lens deals also available.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/15/2020 8:05:51 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Schneider Kreuznach:
 
B+W Filter introduces new T-Pro filter range
 
The filters in the new T-Pro range from B+W are designed with a thinner profile in response to the trend towards ever-compacter camera equipment. The filters are suitable for all focal lengths, including wide-angle and telephoto. The titanium-colored finish gives the T-Pro filters a unique appearance. They are manufactured to the highest standards with minimal tolerances. Brass is used as the base material for the filter ring for high stability and a long service life.
 
T-Pro filters have a precision glass contact surface; the filter is bonded flat, without any tension, using state-of-the-art adhesive technology. The special functional coating has good sliding properties to make it easier to screw the filter on and off.
 
The T-Pro filter range starts with the high transmission protection filters 007 Clear and 010 UV Haze. Both are excellently suited to providing mechanical protection and helping prevent any damage to the expensive front lens. The filters also protect the lens against dust, sand, water, fingerprints and scratches. The UV Haze filter additionally reduces unwanted UV effects and tones down the associated blue haze.
 
T-Pro filters have an exclusive, premium MRC nano coating, B+W’s highest quality broadband coating. This is applied on both sides to enhance the optical imaging properties. As a result, the filters achieve uniform, increased transmission properties across the light spectrum with only a physical minimum of residual reflection (Ø 0.5%). With all-around nano protection on the glass, the filter has a long service life. T-Pro filters have high scratch resistance for good durability, and effective dirt-, water, and oil-repellant properties for simple and fast cleaning. The T-Pro Filter line will be available as of January 15th 2020. The list price starts at 64,90 Euro.
 
B&H is taking preorders for the B+W T-PRO Filters.
Category: B+W News
Post Date: 1/15/2020 7:54:39 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Venus Optics:
 
Anhui China, Jan 9, 2020 – Venus Optics, the manufacturer who specializes in making wide angle and macro photo lenses under the brand name of Laowa, announce the Laowa 12mm t/2.9 Zero-D Cine lens. The new 12mm lens is currently the widest t/2.9 lens that can cover sensor up to both full frame & vista vision size (wider than full frame), making it one of the ideal wide angle option for both professional cinema cameras and mirrorless cameras.
 
Suitable for both Large format & Super35 cameras
 
While most cinema camera manufacturers are coming out with large format cameras, the industry is gradually transiting from the common super35 format into bigger format. Taking advantage of this, Venus Optics has re-engineered the optics of their 12mm photo lens and convert it into a filmmaking friendly version for cinematographers to experience a 122 degrees ultra-wide and distortion- free field of view. The 47mm image circle allows cinematographers to use not only on full frame sensors (Size = 43.14mm), but also able to fill the Vista Vision sensors on RED Monstro and the sensor on Arri Alexa LF (Size @ open-gate = 44.7mm) fully.
 
The lens is also ideal for Super35-sized camera owners with the ultra-wide 17mm equivalent field of view and its future-proof decision when cinematographers need to upgrade to large format cameras. It is also a good companion with the compact cinema cameras like Blackmagic Pocket6k, Z-Cam or Sony A7.
 
Close-to-zero distortion (Zero-D)
 
The optical distortion of ultra-wide angle lens is usually a nightmare for DoP. The distortion rate of good wide angle lenses in the market ranges from 2-4%. Venus Optics, however, are able to compress the distortion to a close-to-zero level. In fact, the ‘Zero-D’ claim had been validated by many existing Laowa lenses owners from all around the world. It is proven to be extremely useful for shooting with architecture, indoor, real estate and even vlogging.
 
Super compact & lightweight
 
This 12mm lens is extremely compact and lightweight despite of the extreme specifications.
 
It measures 3.4” (87mm) long and weighs less than 1.5 lb (675g). It can be easily fitted onto any sorts of stabilizations system including handheld gimbals.
 
The lens is composed of 16 elements in 10 groups with 2pcs of large aspherical glasses. The patented optical design provides an edge-to-edge sharpness and supports up to 8k resolution. Chromatic aberration is also controlled to the minimal.
 
Focus super close
 
Venus Optics have also managed to incorporate an extremely close focusing distance. The lens can focus anywhere from 7” away from sensor (<4” from front element) all the way to infinity.
 
No diopter will be needed in this case. Wide angle lenses usually create a ‘flat’ image with very deep DOF but with this close focusing ability and a fast t-stop, Laowa 12mm is able to create some unique wide & shallow DOF look with pleasing bokeh.
 
Robust and professional cinema housing
 
The lens is designed with standard 0.8 mod gears on both aperture and focusing rings for easy installation of follow-focus system. An extended 270° smooth focus throw is designed for accruate focus pulling. The entire enclosure of the lens is made up of aluminum alloy. A 114mm step-ring is included in the package to expand the front diameter to fit with industry sized matte box. Venus Optics have tested with a number of matte boxes in the market and it is still free of vignetting on VV sensor with the matte box installed.
 
Complete package and 3 different bayonets to choose
 
The lens comes with three different variants, PL, EF and E mount. The mount is not interchangeable.
 
Shims with different thickness is also included for users to do flange calibration. The complimentary watertight and crushproof Pelican hard case protects the the lenses from damage during travel.
 
Specifications
 
Format CompatibilityFull Frame / Vista Vision
Focal Length 12mm
Angle of view122°
t-stopt/2.9 - 22
Lens Structure16 elements in 10 group
Aperture Blades7
Min. Focusing Distance(from subject to sensor) 7.09” (18 cm)
Max. Magnification1:5
Outer Diameter102mm, Can step up to 114mm
Dimensions87mm×102mm
Weight1.5lb (675g)

B&H has the Laowa 12mm t/2.9 Zero-D Cine Lens available for preorder.
Post Date: 1/15/2020 5:27:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon EF available for $499.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $749.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Two Aspherical and Four HRI Elements
Post Date: 1/15/2020 5:11:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Meike MK-6-11mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Canon EF available for $199.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $299.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • EF-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 9.6-17.6mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
  • Aspherical Elements
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/15/2020 5:01:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens for Canon EF-M Mount available for $279.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $379.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Canon EF-M Mount/APS-C Format
  • 25.6mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.0-22
  • Two Aspherical Lens Elements
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/15/2020 4:55:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, January 14, 2020
From Sony:
 
Sony Introduces New GP-VPT2BT Wireless Shooting Grip
 
Versatile, Reliable and Cable-free Grip for Improved Mobility and Creativity
 
Building on the growing lineup of cameras and accessories developed for modern creators, Sony today has announced the new GP-VPT2BT shooting grip with wireless remote commander. Ideal for many different types of content creation ranging from vlogs to travel photography / videography to simple everyday use, the new grip offers optimum stability and comfort combined with cable-free connectivity and a reliable dust and moisture resistant designi.
 
Compatible with a variety of Sony’s latest digital camerasii,the GP-VPT2BT connects easily via Bluetooth® wireless technology, allowing creators to simply aim and shoot without interfering cables or exposed inputs. The new grip includes a useful tilt feature that allows for flexible vertical angle adjustment as well as the ability to switch from normal to self-shooting mode with ease. Additionally, it has an adjustment wheel that can be loosened or tightened to allow for seamless operation with cameras of different sizes and weights. The grip also includes a flip button, indicator light and lock switch, and can be quickly changed into a tripod by simply expanding the bottom portion, enabling easy stable, hands-free shooting.
 
Sony GP-VPT2BT Wireless Shooting Grip in Hand
 
The new GP-VPT2BT Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander will ship this month in North America, priced approximately $140 U.S. or $180 CA.
 
i Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof.
 
ii Compatible with a9 II, a9, a7R IV, a7R III, a7 III, a6600, a6400, a6100, and RX100 VII. Firmware must be updated on cameras to ensure compatibility.
 
 
The Sony GP-VPT2BT will be available for order at B&H and Adorama (these links will work when ordering opens).
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 1/14/2020 9:36:08 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Image quality test results have been added to the Tamron 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Lens page.
 
The image quality to price ratio of this lens is attention grabbing. Here are some comparisons:
 
Tamron 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD Lens compared to Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Lens
 
Tamron 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD Lens compared to Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Lens
 
Tamron 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD Lens compared to Sony FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens
 
The Tamron 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD Lens is in stock at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
Rent the Tamron 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD Lens from Lensrentals.
 
Share these results with your friends!
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 1/14/2020 7:30:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has the Tokina 14-20mm f/2.0 AT-X Pro DX Lens for Canon EF-S available for $399.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $499.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Super-wide 14-20mm lens for cameras with APS-C sensors
  • Extremely fast F/2.0 constant aperture
  • 3 Aspherical lens elements to for superior sharpness and contrast
  • 4 Super-low Dispersion glass elements to control chromatic aberrations
  • Fast, Quiet Auto Focus
  • Common 82mm filter thread of use with circular PLs and other filters.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/14/2020 5:28:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the KIPON Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 Lens for Sony E available for $999.95 with free shipping. Regularly $1,479.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 60mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/0.85 to f/22
  • Concave Front Lens Element
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 1/14/2020 4:41:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, January 13, 2020
Just posted: Sony a7R IV Review.
 
It's an awesome little camera.
 
The Sony a7R IV is in stock at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
Rent the Sony a7R IV from Lensrentals.
 
Please share this review!
Post Date: 1/13/2020 7:28:35 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Amazon has the CyberPower CP1350AVRLCD Intelligent LCD UPS System, 1350VA/815W, 10 Outlets, AVR, Mini-Tower available for $99.95. Regularly $134.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 1350VA/815W Intelligent LCD Battery Backup Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) System; 6 feet cord
  • 10 NEMA 5 15R OUTLETS: (5) Battery Backup & Surge Protected Outlets, (5) Surge Protected Outlets safeguard desktop computers, workstations, networking devices and home entertainment equipment
  • MULTIFUNCTION LCD PANEL: Displays immediate, detailed information on battery and power conditions, including: estimated runtime, battery capacity, load capacity, etc
  • AUTOMATIC VOLTAGE REGULATION (AVR): Corrects minor power fluctuations without switching to battery power, thereby extending the life of the battery
  • 3 YEAR WARRANTY – INCLUDING THE BATTERIES, $500,000 Connected Equipment Guarantee and FREE PowerPanel Personal Edition Management Software (Download)
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Yongnuo YN 14mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon EF/Nikon F available for $371.00 with free shipping. Regularly $491.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • UD Aspherical and Aspherical Elements
  • Anomalous Dispersion and UHR Elements
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 1/13/2020 4:39:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, January 11, 2020
Browse through the Sony a7R IV options at B&H. Some include significant amounts of accessories at no additional cost. For example, this one includes the following:

  • Atomos Ninja Inferno 7" 4K HDMI Recording Monitor ($795.00)
  • Atomos Right-Angle Micro to Full HDMI Coiled Cable (11.8 to 17.7") ($29.00)
  • Atomos Power Kit 2 for Ninja V, Flame, and Inferno Series Including 2 x NP-F750 5200mAh Batteries and Charger ($189.00)
  • Elvid Heavy Duty Camera Shoe Mount Adapter with Ball Head for Monitors ($49.95)

Want to spend even less? B&H has several used Sony a7R IV cameras in stock (starting at $700.00 off) including an open box model with a full manufacturer warranty.

 Friday, January 10, 2020

 
From the Adorama YouTube Channel:
 
Flash duration is an important concept to understand. The duration of your flash can vary widely based on the gear you use and the power settings you're using. In this episode, Mark Wallace explains flash duration, how to measure it, and why it's essential to understand. Mark explains the difference between T5 and T1 flash duration measurements.
 
Gear Used
 
Post Date: 1/10/2020 6:10:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has 50+ Rokinon Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras with instant rebates up to $270.00 on single lens purchases and up to $520.00 on multiple lens kits.
 
Mounts on sale include Canon RF, EF-M, Nikon Z, Sony E, Fuji X, & MFT.
Post Date: 1/10/2020 5:11:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through 4:00pm Eastern Time, B&H has the Manfrotto 196B-3 Articulated Arm - 3 Sections available for $49.88 with free shipping. Regularly $69.88.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 2.2 lb
  • Maximum Length: 33.4"
  • Camera Bracket w/ 1/4"-20 Thread
  • 5/8" Spigot
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 1/10/2020 4:42:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through this weekend, B&H has the Auray IPU-108 Universal Tablet Stand Adapter available for $19.95 with free shipping. Regularly $44.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds 7 to 14" Tablets
  • Holds 12.9" iPad Pro
  • 180° Tilt & 360° Rotation
  • Mounts to Mic Stand Shaft or 5/8" Mount
  • Compatible with Tripod Legs up to 35mm
  • Supports up to 6.6 lb
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 1/10/2020 4:33:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Though this weekend, B&H has the ONA The Camps Bay Backpack available for $199.00 with free shipping. Regularly $449.00.
 
Discounted options include Field Tan(Canvas)/Leather, Black (Nylon)/Leather, and Smoke (Canvas)/Leather.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds DSLR 70-200mm 2.8 & up to 7 Lenses
  • Accommodates Most 17" Laptops
  • Padded Touch-Fastened Dividers
  • 4 x 7" Space on Top for Personal Items
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 1/10/2020 4:28:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, January 9, 2020
B&H has the Gitzo GT4533LS Systematic Series 4 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long) priced down to only $649.99,a $150.00 savings from the original $799.99 price.
 
Act fast. This is a flash deal, available for only a short number of hours. See today's full list of B&H DealZone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
 
Notice that B&H also has a 10-rated used Gitzo GT4533LS tripod available for only $519.95 — that's a great deal.
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Tamrac Anvil M.A.S and M.O.L.L.E Modular Accessory Slim Belt available for $9.95 with free shipping. Regularly $29.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Waist Belt for Photo Accessories
  • Attachment Points for MAS and MOLLE Gear
  • Adjustable Padded Belt
  • Quick Release Buckle
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 1/9/2020 4:57:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through 10:00am Eastern Time, B&H has the Pelican Hardigg BB0090 BlackBox 9U Rack Mount Case available for $999.95 with free shipping. Regularly $1,299.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds up to 100 lb of Gear
  • Roto-Molded Polyethylene
  • Shock Mounts Provide 2.0" Sway Space
  • 24" Rugged Steel Rack Frame
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 1/9/2020 4:46:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, January 8, 2020

 
While this entire B&H video is worth watching if you're interested in what the newly introduced EOS-1D X Mark III has to offer, you may want to skip to roughly the 3:10 mark to see the new AF-On Smart Controller in action. As the 1-series's number of focus points grew, using the traditional joystick to switch between AF points became less practical.
 
The new AF-On Smart Controller seems to be a great solution to the AF selection issue, enabling very fast movement between AF points.
 
The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is available for preorder at: B&H | Adorama | Canon USA Store | Amazon USA | WEX
Post Date: 1/8/2020 6:32:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
 
Introducing Canon’s First Photographer Matching Service, Plus a Photo Culling Plug-in for Adobe Lightroom Classic
 
MELVILLE, NY, January 7, 2020 – Helping photographers boost their business and productivity, while helping to build trust and customer confidence, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the beta version of the Company’s first photographer matching service Image Connect, making the process of finding and hiring a photographer that you can trust that much simpler. The company also launched a Photo Culling plug-in for Adobe Lightroom Classic to support the workflow needs of photographers.
 
“With a deep rooted heritage in imaging expertise, our company has built a trusted reputation in providing tools and services to professional photographers that help better their craft and support them in building their business with confidence,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Services, such as Image Connect, will provide professional photographers with a great value proposition, offering reliability and peace of mind for their customers that can in turn increase their business opportunities as well as their productivity.”
 
Image Connect
 
Image Connect is a new photographer matching service, offered through the RAISE photo community platform, that connects customers with professional photographers, so that the customer can focus on the moment while the photographer captures it. The beta version of the service will be available in a limited number of markets in Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Image Connect will initially focus on family events like newborn portraits, birthday parties, family portraits, religious events, and engagements.
 
Here is how Image Connect will work:
 
  • Through the platform, customers can provide basic details for the job, such as event type, location, and date
  • Once photographers are matched with the customer through the platform, customers review photographer profiles and invite those they like to bid on the job
  • Photographers create an offer which allows them to set their own price (rather than adhering to standardized pricing) and allows them to communicate their rates and value to customers
  • Once an offer is accepted, the job is booked through the platform
  • Following the event, images are delivered electronically to the customers through a Canon customer portal
This service will also be brand agnostic, opening up the portal for all photographers to use no matter the brand of equipment.
 
Photo Culling Plug-in
 
Powered by the Canon Computer Vision AI engine, the new Photo Culling Plugin for Adobe Lightroom Classic can save photographers countless hours in post-production by using technical models to cull for image sharpness, noise, exposure, contrast, closed eyes, and red eyes. Analyzed images will be flagged with different colored flags to remain true to the native Adobe Lightroom Classic experience*. The photographer also has the ability to customize the settings within each technical model to remain in complete control. The Photo Culling plug-in will be available exclusively on the Adobe Exchange App Marketplace for a monthly subscription.
 
Both services are currently scheduled to be available in Q1 2020.
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Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 1/8/2020 5:19:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens available for $999.00 with free shipping. Regularly $1,399.00.
 
Mounts available: Canon EF, Nikon F & Sony E.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Three FLD Elements, Three SLD Elements
  • One Aspherical Element
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 1/8/2020 4:41:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Canon Europe has RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens firmware version 1.0.6 now available for download.
 
This firmware incorporates the following fix:
 
Fixed a phenomenon when performing AF shooting to capture a subject at close-range with the focus distance approximately set to the Tele-end (200mm), the image may become slightly front-focused.
 
Check out the Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens review for more information on this awesome lens.
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Post Date: 1/7/2020 9:21:09 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon has made white papers available for the new EOS-1D X Mark III:
 
EOS-1D X Mark III – Still Imaging
 
EOS-1D X Mark III – Video Recording
 
EOS-1D X Mark III – Networking: Coming Soon
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Post Date: 1/7/2020 8:14:13 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Oben TAB-4M Four-Mount Tripod Accessory Bar available for $59.95 with free shipping. Regularly $99.95.
 
I own a similar Manfrotto device and it's really come in handy on a few occasions. Something like this is great for a single camera operator to get multiple framings of a subject being filmed/interviewed. [Sean]
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Mounts to Top of Most Compatible Tripods
  • For Cameras, Lights & Other Accessories
  • 2 Top 1/4"-20 Mounts / 3/8"-16 Adapters
  • Ratchet Levers for Top Mounts
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 1/7/2020 5:29:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, January 6, 2020
The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review page is filled with details about this awesome new camera.
 
Please share this page with your friends!
 
Get in the preorder line now!
 
If you change your mind later, it is far easier to step out of line than it is to get back to the front. Another reason to preorder now is that, for a limited time and while supplies last, a free CF Express Card and card reader are included.
 
The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is available for preorder at: B&H | Adorama | Canon USA Store | Amazon USA | WEX
 
You might also find the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III compared to the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II interesting.
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Post Date: 1/6/2020 2:14:06 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Canon U.S.A:
 
A MASTERPIECE IN ENGINEERING AND DESIGN: CANON ANNOUNCES THE EOS-1D X MARK III CAMERA
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., January 6, 2020 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the highly anticipated Canon EOS-1D X Mark III camera – the successor to the world-renowned and award-winning EOS-1D X Mark II. The Company’s new flagship DSLR has been engineered and designed using extensive feedback from the professional sports, photojournalist, wildlife and wedding photographers.
 
This new groundbreaking workhorse EOS-1D X Mark III DLSR Camera features:

  • New 20.1 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor combined with newly designed High Detail Low-Pass Filter
  • New DIGIC X Image Processor with an ISO range of 100-102400; Expandable to 50-819200i
  • New 191-point optical viewfinder AF system capable of tracking the subject’s head, and face using Deep Learning Technology
  • New Smart Controller built into the AF-On button for fast control of the AF Point selection
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast and accurate autofocus in Live View covering 90%x100% of the image area at an EV of -6 ~ 18
  • The lightning-fast camera features the ability to shoot up to 16 frames-per-second in optical viewfinder shooting and up to 20 fps while in Live View shooting with mechanical or silent shutter
  • Maximum buffer in continuous shooting (RAW+JPEG) of 1000 images or more with dual CFexpress card slots
  • 12-bit 5.5K RAW video internal recording and oversampling 4K 60p video recording using the full width of the sensor in Canon Log with 10-bit 4:2:2

“When engineering and designing the new flagship camera, Canon’s top priority was collecting and implementing extensive user-feedback from a variety of professionals,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “In the end, the outcome is at first glance a familiar tool, but in reality, so much more; a camera unlike anything the company has introduced before. Canon is eagerly waiting to see what timeless memories professional image makers capture with this new camera.”
 
At the camera’s core is Canon’s newly developed 20.1 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, a High Detail Low-Pass Filter and the DIGIC X image processor. These features will help to provide professional photographers with a fast and powerful tool to capture images with a greater level of resolution, higher sensitivity, reduced moiré and improved image quality in higher ISO ranges with reduced noise. Utilizing a single DIGIC X image processor and a DIGIC 8 dedicated for AF/AE the camera's image processing performance far exceeds and surpasses that of its predecessor, all while reducing power consumption. The DIGIC X is capable of up to approximately 3.1 times the image processing and 380 times Dual CMOS AF processing performance compared to the dual DIGIC 6+ found in the EOS-1D X Mark II. The new powerful image processor also allows for an ISO range of 100-102,400 (expandable up to 50-819,200), providing users with higher clarity images and quality in various shooting situations. The EOS-1D X Mark III camera also provides users with equally impressive video features, with the ability to internally record 5.5K RAW video and uncropped 4K 60p derived from the original 5.5K readout in Canon Log with 10-bit 4:2:2. Canon Log allows users to record 4K and 1080p video files with up to 12 stops of High Dynamic Range and wide exposure latitude, making it simple to coordinate color settings with other Canon cameras in multi-camera set-ups. It’s ideally suited to help streamline and provide greater creative freedom during the extensive post-production processing. In addition, the camera’s HDMI terminal can be used to transmit 4K 60p data to another device for display or external recording.
 
When developing the EOS-1D X Mark III, Canon put a heavy emphasis on designing and installing a completely overhauled and comprehensive Auto Focus system for the user with the need for speed. The new 191-point AF system with 155-point all cross-type points helps users to quickly and smoothly track a subject and maintain a level of focusing accuracy during a variety of shooting situations such as tracking a motorcar circling around the race track or a leopard bolting across the plains. Canon has redesigned the AF sensor incorporating a new square pixel design based on an image sensor, essentially making the AF sensor 28x higher resolution at the center area.
 
Canon’s revolutionary Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology provides users with fast and accurate AF using 3869 manually selectable AF positions and 525 automatic areasii. In Live View shooting, the EOS-1D X Mark III’s AF system supports face, head and, most noteworthy, eye detection AF tracking. Eye detection AF provides high-precision tracking by locking in on and following the eye of a moving subject. When in Live View AF/AE tracking is supported during high-speed burst shooting with the ability to capture up to 20 fps in both RAW and RAW + JPEG file format.
 
Using the traditional optical viewfinder, the camera has the ability to capture up to an extraordinary 16 fps with reduced time lag and image blackout. Reducing lag and image blackout greatly increases a photographer's ability to track moving subjects and never miss a shot. Regardless of the method of shooting through the OVF or LCD, the EOS-1D X Mark III can shoot over 1000 images in a burst using the dual CFexpress cards.
 
To support the needs of top professionals, the camera’s communications functions have been greatly enhanced. Incorporating a dedicated Network tab in the menu, the photographer can much more easily set up network functions such as connections via built-in gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi® connectivity, Bluetooth connectivity and destinations such as FTP servers, EOS Utility, or Browser Remoteiii functions. It will even support encrypted network authentication for advanced network users.
 
Thoughts from the First Users
 
“I can't say enough good things about how well the EOS-1D X Mark III camera performed on so many levels. The new AF system is a game-changer for me, I was totally blown away by how well it performed in various situations, including very low-light levels,” said wildlife photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Adam Jones. “The ability to move the AF point quickly with the new sensor-based AF button was simply amazing; the focus followed the subject like nothing before. As a wildlife photographer, I never dreamed we would have a camera that could follow focus on fast-flying snow geese using a super-telephoto lens with 1.4x and 2x converters - but with the new camera here we are!”
 
“My job is to travel the world to photograph automobile racing and car culture in the harshest conditions imaginable. Racetracks, salt flats, sand dunes, frozen lakes, you name it, I photograph all things four wheels. That is why I need a camera that works as hard as we do,” said automotive photographer Larry Chen. “I started my professional career on the EOS-1D series of bodies, and I’ve had several over the years with over one million images captured. The EOS-1D X Mark III really is the next generation of professional cameras in a familiar package, the first words out of my mouth after shooting with it were ‘There are no more excuses, to miss a shot!’ I can't wait to use it for the 2020 racing season!”
 
Additional Features of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR Camera Include:

  • Enhanced operational controls including button illumination, Touch AF and a multi-controller allowing users to select the desired AF point more easily
  • Face-Priority E-TTL II metering enables the camera to automatically adjust to provide the appropriate output of an external flash when it detects a face
  • Digital Lens Optimizer helps to correct against any potential lens diffraction or aberration based on the design of each individual lens. DLO also improves the overall resolution of an image.
  • Ability to capture stills in 10-bit using the HEIF (High-Efficiency Image File) file format. HEIF produces a wider dynamic range and greater color representation compared to 8-bit JPEG
  • Built-in Wi-Fi®iv, Bluetooth®v, and GPSvi Technology
  • Faster speed and improved user interface for networking with optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E9 or with the built-in gigabit ethernet port
  • Canon EOS-1D series level of durability including dust-and-weather- resistance

Price and Availability
 
The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR camera body and WFT-E9 wireless file transmitter are both scheduled to be available in mid-February 2020 for an estimated retail price of $6,499.00 and $649.99, respectively*.
 
* Pricing, availability and specifications are subject to change without notice.
 
The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is available for order at: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | Canon USA Store | WEX
 
i Camera’s ISO range expandable for still image shooting only.
 
ii Available AF positions may decrease when shooting with AF cropping or in movie mode, or depending on camera settings or lens attached.
 
iii Browser Remote will be supported through firmware update after shipping.
 
iv Compatible with iOS® versions 9.3/10.3/11.2-11.4/12.2/13.2, Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 5.0/5.1/6.0/7.0/7.1/8.0/8.1/9.0/10.0. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social. 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.
 
v Compatible with select smartphone and tablet devices (Android™ version 5.0 or later and the following iOS® devices: iPhone 4s or later, Pod Touch 5th gen. or later) equipped with Bluetooth® version 4.1 or later and the Camera Connect App Ver. 2.5.10. This application is not guaranteed to operate on all listed devices, even if minimum requirements are met.
 
vi in certain countries and regions, the use of GPS may be restricted. Therefore be sure to use GPS in accordance with the laws and regulations of your country or region. Be particularly careful when traveling outside your home country. As a signal is received from GPS satellites, take sufficient measure when using in locations where the use of electronics are regulated.

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Post Date: 1/6/2020 2:12:43 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Nikon USA:
 
Nikon Asserts Commitment To Optical Superiority With The Announcement Of Cutting-Edge Z Mount, F Mount and COOLPIX Products
 
NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Redefines a Quintessential Photographer Favorite for the Z System; AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR is a Ground-Breaking Pro Super-Telephoto Zoom Lens; COOLPIX P950 Packs an 83X Optical Zoom to Bring the World Closer
 
LAS VEGAS -- CES BOOTH #14018 – Today, Nikon Inc. announced three new innovative products that affirms the imaging brand’s commitment to bringing optical excellence to all levels of customers. First, the new NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S is the latest in the ever-expanding Z mount lens line, giving users of Nikon Z series mirrorless cameras an indispensable workhorse lens for capturing action and portraits. For professional sports and wildlife photographers, the new AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR is an enticing high-performance, professional super telephoto F mount NIKKOR lens. Finally, the COOLPIX P950 is a powerful new addition to Nikon’s superzoom bridge camera lineup, offering creators a spectacular 83x optical zoom and a myriad of innovative features to take their creativity to new heights.
 
“Nikon continues to innovate and push the boundaries of what’s possible in imaging and lens technology,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. “The new NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S takes advantage of the next-generation optical system offered by the Nikon Z mount to create a versatile 70-200mm lens with astounding sharpness and clarity, cementing this S-line lens as a staple for those who demand only the best from their lenses.”
 
The NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S – Astonishing Details, Uncompromising Zoom
 
An essential pro-level telephoto zoom lens re-imagined to take advantage of the optical potential of the Z series, the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S is the latest addition to Nikon’s rapidly growing lineup of mirrorless lenses. The NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 represents a pivotal lens for the Z series and a must-have for those shooting action, weddings, events, news, wildlife and portraits. Equipped with a versatile focal range, fast f/2.8 aperture and an impressive 5 stops of built-in optical VR image stabilization1, the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm gives mirrorless shooters the flexibility to capture astoundingly sharp images and videos in a variety of scenarios. Additionally, multimedia and content creators using the lens will appreciate the stepping motor (STM) for extremely quiet autofocus operation and reduced focus breathing.
 
The NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S demonstrates the technological benefits of the Nikon Z mount to reinvent a classic lens, while including new features to make this photographer favorite even more superior for Z series users. Parfocal support maintains focus when zooming, while a reduced minimum focus distance (0.5m wide, 1.0m telephoto) vastly increases versatility for photos and video. When used in combination with the in-body stabilization of the Nikon Z 6 and Z 7, the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 promises unparalleled stability with additional optical stabilization. Like other S line lenses, the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 boasts a premium optical design complete with a 9-blade diaphragm as well as Anti-Reflective Nano Crystal and ARNEO coatings for maximum image quality in any light, with a Fluorine coating that resists dirt and smudges. In addition to a rugged weather sealed design the lens is ready to tackle any assignment with a dedicated Info Panel, two customizable Function buttons and an additional custom control ring.
 
The new NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S and AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR are the first Nikon lenses to feature the newly developed SR (Short-Wavelength Refractive) lens element, a specialized-dispersion glass lens featuring characteristics that greatly refract light with wavelengths shorter than that of blue. By controlling short-wavelength light that is difficult to compensate, the lens can more effectively collect light of various specific wavelengths and achieve highly precise chromatic aberration compensation.
 
Nikon 120 300mm f 2.8E AF S FL ED SR VR Lens
 
AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR: Impressive Reach, Incredible Speed, Absolute Versatility
 
The all-new AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR is a versatile, professional lens for the Nikon F mount with a large focal range and fast constant aperture. It’s ideal for sports, wildlife and portrait photographers seeking a bright and fast telephoto lens that offers sharp image quality across a wide range of focal lengths. Thanks to its extensive 120-300mm focal range, the NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8 provides users with a pro-level single lens solution, replacing the need to carry multiple lenses. With Nikon’s reliable weather-sealed construction, the NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8 is equipped to handle any shooting scenario whether on the sidelines or in the wilderness.
 
Users will appreciate the constant f/2.8 aperture which offers incredible low-light capability and depth of field that draws emphasis to a subject. The impeccably sharp image quality, beautiful bokeh and enhanced AF performance of the NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8 offer speed and sharpness reminiscent of a prime. Engineered with Nikon’s cutting-edge technologies, the AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR is the first NIKKOR F mount lens to adopt Nikon’s new SR lens element as well as Nikon’s anti-reflective ARNEO coat to deliver superior chromatic aberration compensation and effectively reduce ghost and flare. The built-in VR function provides an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops1 and includes a Sport VR mode for rapidly moving subjects.
 
Ready for professional use, the lens is sealed to resist the elements and is engineered for maximum usability, even when handheld. The zoom ring, focus function buttons, tripod collar ring and controls are all designed to ensure superior operability for more comfortable shooting.
 
Nikon P950
 
COOLPIX P950: 2,000mm Zoom Power, 4K UHD Video & More
 
With an unbelievable 83x optical zoom NIKKOR lens, the 16-megapixel COOLPIX P950 is a powerful new addition to Nikon’s superzoom bridge camera lineup, which delivers unprecedented image quality from extreme distances. Beyond the staggering 24-2000mm lens, the COOLPIX P950 packs an advanced feature-set complete with Nikon’s renowned NIKKOR optics and advanced stabilization technology with 5.5 stops of VR image stabilization, allowing stargazers and birdwatchers to capture high-quality photos or 4K UHD videos at extreme distances with ease. Plus, by using the COOLPIX P950’s 166x** Dynamic Fine Zoom for far-away subjects and Macro Shooting capabilities to get as close as 0.4 inches, adventure-seekers can bring the unimaginable closer than ever.
 
Users can rely on the P950 to photograph life’s most unique subjects with incredible accuracy and focus thanks to its Target Finding AF capabilities, 7 fps continuous shooting and ISO sensitivity up to 6400. A great option for photographers of all skill levels, the COOLPIX P950 features user-friendly controls alongside an intuitive menu system and a 2359k-dot EVF, making it easier to review and capture one-of-a-kind shots. Using dedicated Bird-Watching and Moon Modes, photographers can effortlessly snap photos of their world and beyond. The new P950 also adds RAW (NRW) photo recording, an enhanced high-resolution electronic viewfinder and Nikon SnapBridge2,3,4 to seamlessly share images or remotely control the camera.
 
The COOLPIX P950 is also equipped with an accessory shoe to enable compatibility with a variety of useful accessories, including the optional DF-M1 Dot Sight, which helps users locate subjects and compose shots from far-away distances.
 
Pricing and Availability
 
The new NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens and COOLPIX P950 will be available in February for suggested retail prices (SRP) of $2,599.95* and $799.95*, respectively. The AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR lens will also be available in February for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $9,499.95*.
 
Preorders
 
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR - B&H | Adorama
NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S - B&H | Adorama
Nikon COOLPIX P950 - B&H | Adorama
 
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 an FX-format digital SLR camera, with zoom set at the maximum telephoto position.
 
2. The camera’s built-in Bluetooth capability can only be used to connect the camera to a compatible smart device running the SnapBridge app, and to take advantage of SnapBridge features.
 
3. This camera’s built-in Wi-Fi capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone, iPad, and/or iPod touch or smart devices running on the Android operating system. The Nikon SnapBridge application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
 
4. Using the SnapBridge App System Requirements:
- Android 5.0 or later or 6.0.1 or later
- A device with Bluetooth 4.0 or later (i.e., a device that supports Bluetooth Smart Ready/Low Energy) is required.
- The SnapBridge app is available for compatible iPhone, iPad and/or iPod touch, and for smart devices running the AndroidTM operating system. The app can be downloaded free of charge from Apple’s App Store and GooglePlayTM. SnapBridge can be used only with compatible cameras.
 
-Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc.
 
-Wi-Fi and the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo are registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance. The N Mark is a trademark or registered trademark of NFC Forum, Inc. in the United States and in other countries. The
 
Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Nikon corporation and its Affiliates is under license.
 
*SRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.
 
** At the maximum image size. The maximum zoom ratio varies by image size. Dynamic Fine Zoom magnification is calculated from the maximum wide-angle position of the optical zoom.
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Post Date: 1/6/2020 9:33:46 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Versatility Meets Agility: The D780 Is A New Kind Of DSLR For A New Breed Of Creator
 
The New Nikon D780 Will Exceed Expectations with the Ultimate Combination of Speed, Powerful Performance and Premium Features at an Uncompromising Value
 
LAS VEGAS - CES 2020, BOOTH #14018 – Today, Nikon Inc. unveiled the D780, an exciting new FX-format DSLR that makes vast improvements to the highly-revered D750, Nikon’s most popular full-frame DSLR ever, while inheriting pro-level features from the powerful D850 and flagship D5. The much-anticipated D780 delivers the most sought-after features to give enthusiasts and professionals an agile camera for capturing high-resolution photos and 4K UHD video with the added benefit of fast, accurate phase detect autofocusing. While the D780 retains the rugged reliability of its predecessor, the camera has been turbocharged with Nikon’s latest EXPEED 6 processor, touch operability, advanced autofocus capabilities, extensive video features, a valuable assortment of in-camera creative options and much more. The new D780 is more than a worthy successor to the beloved D750, it’s a proven performer that transcends any creative endeavor.
 
Nikon cameras and lenses are world-renowned for their usability, reliability, performance and impressive image quality. With the addition of the innovative new Z mirrorless system, together with a robust and proven lineup of DSLR’s and decades of the finest NIKKOR lenses, Nikon is uniquely positioned to fulfill customer’s needs no matter how they want to capture still images or video.
 
“The Nikon D780 is not only a huge leap in technology over the D750, but it also integrates Nikon’s latest cutting-edge technologies to offer the best video feature-set and imaging capabilities in a full-frame DSLR,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President of Nikon Inc. “A demand exists for a successor to the D750, which offers the unbeatable combination of versatility, image quality and value.”
 
Perform Beyond Expectations
 
The Nikon D780 sets a new benchmark in DSLR performance, vastly improving upon the capabilities of the D750 by incorporating the newest technology and some of the popular features seen in the Z series, making it powerful and versatile enough to capture anything from fast-action sports to beautifully detailed night skies. The D780 is a seriously capable camera and offers the distinct advantage of being comfortable in the hands of a photo enthusiast, as well as being a popular pro-grade tool for weddings, wildlife, and production environments.
 
- High Resolution Image Quality: Offering the optimal balance between resolution and file size, the D780 is equipped with a 24.5-megapixel backside-illuminated (BSI) FX-Format CMOS sensor to deliver superb image quality, fantastic dynamic range, beautiful color reproduction, stellar low-light ability and sharp clarity to excel in a wide array of shooting scenarios.
 
- EXPEED 6 Processing Power: Designed with Nikon’s most advanced EXPEED 6 image processor, the D780 is packed with the same powerful processing engine as the Nikon Z 6 and Z 7, allowing for noticeable increases in speed. In addition to greater energy efficiency, EXPEED 6 delivers improved low-light performance, 4K UHD full-frame video with full pixel readout, and enhanced image clarity.
 
- Wide ISO Range: The D780 retains the low-light ability that made it a photographer’s favorite for wedding receptions and nighttime photography, producing clean files with minimal noise effortlessly. Whether capturing a dimly lit dance floor, a stage performance or an astounding astro-landscape, users can rely on the D780 to retain ultimate clarity in even the most challenging lighting scenarios. The camera offers improved ISO performance across the entire range, which now goes up to 51,200 and is expandable to 204,800.
 
- Blazing-fast speeds: The D780 keeps pace with the fastest action, offering shooting speeds of up to 7 fps1 at full resolution and shutter speeds as fast as 1/8000 or as long as 900 seconds2. Whether shooting the split-second action of motocross, or a bride’s walk down the aisle, the D780 lets you capture content with confidence when you only get one chance.
 
- Two Powerful AF Systems Optimized for Any Shooting Style:
 
--- When shooting through the optical viewfinder (OVF): Nikon’s proven 51-point AF system is paired with an enhanced AF algorithm inherited from the flagship Nikon D5. 15 cross-type AF sensors maximize accuracy, and the camera uses an upgraded 180K-pixel Advanced Scene Recognition System, which analyzes the scene to ensure balanced exposures and accurate color reproduction. The AF system can reliably track rapidly moving subjects such as wildlife, yet also improves on its surreal ability to nail focus in challenging light, to -4EV in this mode.
 
--- In Live View: For the first time in a Nikon DSLR, the D780 is infused with mirrorless technology, featuring the same 273 point3 focal plane Hybrid AF system employed in the Nikon Z 6, enabling broad coverage of approximately 90% of the frame. The system offers extremely fast, smooth and accurate AF in Live View and when recording video, a huge benefit for multimedia production. This is also Nikon’s first DSLR to feature Eye-Detection AF4, enabling a real-time tracking of multiple eyes in a scene to help ensure tack-sharp focus for portraits and candid shots.
 
- Silent Shooting: When operating the electronic shutter in Live View, the D780 can shoot continuously without shutter noise at up to 12 fps. Silent shooting is ideal for documenting sensitive moments like a live performance, a wedding ceremony or discrete street photography.
 
- NIKKOR Lenses: When combined with an extensive catalog of world renowned NIKKOR lenses, the versatile D780 knows no boundaries in taking on any artistic challenge.
 
Video Features for Creators
 
The D780 delivers the best video capabilities of any Nikon DSLR, incorporating technology found in the Nikon Z 6 mirrorless camera.
 
- Full-Frame 4K video at 30 fps: Incorporating an FX-format BSI sensor and on-sensor phase detect AF, the D780 is capable of similar video capture functions of the Nikon Z 6, capturing full-frame 4K UHD video at 30 fps with full-pixel readout for absolute quality. A variety of other frame rates and resolutions is also selectable, including Full HD/120p for ultra-smooth motion in videos and epic slow-motion capture.
 
- Flexible workflow: The D780 offers 10-bit output with N-Log5 or HDR (Hybrid Log-Gamma) support, raising the bar for video functionality and flexibility in post-production.
 
- Advanced Cinematic Functions: Users can enjoy more creative freedom when capturing video with the D780 thanks to its host of advanced shooting modes, including focus peaking, highlight display (zebra stripes), interval timer and in-camera time-lapse movie file recording.
 
Advanced Creative Features
 
The D780 sports an innovative and useful feature-set that empowers professionals to explore their creative potential by affording a more efficient workflow coupled with unique effects.
 
- In-Camera Creative Filters: With a wide-array of in-camera Creative Picture Controls and a Special Effects Mode, the D780 enables users to effortlessly add elements of personal flare to their photos and videos. Additionally, many of these popular special effects can be captured as a JPEG while simultaneously shooting an unaffected RAW image for more editing freedom.
 
- Focus Stacking: Like the D850, the D780’s Focus Shift feature will appeal to macro, product and landscape photographers seeking extreme depth-of-field, by enabling the user to capture a series of shots at different focus distances and use third party software to generate a highly-defined image consisting of only the areas in focus.
 
- More Flexibility with Multiple Exposures: New to the D780 is the ability to create a multiple exposure with non-consecutively shot images, giving photographers the capacity to superimpose images in-camera, even when captured from two entirely different locations and times.
 
- Easy Wi-Fi6 and Bluetooth7 Connectivity: The D780 offers seamless image-sharing to a smartphone or tablet when connected to the Nikon SnapBridge8 app using the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. With the latest SnapBridge app, it’s easy to download videos, RAW files or remotely control a camera from your phone or tablet.
 
Built Like a Nikon
 
- New Touch Operability: Like the Nikon D850, the new D780 features a bright, tilting 3.2-inch LCD enhanced with touch operability to provide a more optimal user-experience.
 
- Robust Design: Sporting a durable build with extensive weather-sealing, the D780 retains its role as a reliable tool to handle unpredictable conditions when working in the field.
 
- Energy-Saving Performance: The D780 can capture 2,260 shots on single charge** which is a significant increase in battery life compared to the D750, making it the ideal companion for photographers embarking on a day-long outing.
 
- On-The-Go Charging: With versatile USB Type C compatibility users can charge in-camera and transfer files more conveniently than ever.
 
- Dual Card Slots: Featuring two UHS-II SD card slots, the D780 provides professionals with a safety net and the ability to record multiple file formats simultaneously.
 
Price and Availability
 
The Nikon D780 will be available in late January for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $2,299.95* for the body-only configuration, and $2,799.95* for single-lens kit configuration with the AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens.
 
Preorders
Nikon D780 - B&H | Adorama
 
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Specifications, equipment and release dates are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.
 
All Nikon products include Nikon Inc. limited warranty. Images are for illustrative purposes only. All Nikon trademarks are trademarks of Nikon Corporation. Nikon Authorized Dealers set their own selling prices, which may vary. Nikon is not responsible for typographical errors.
 
1. 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.
2. When Custom Setting d6 Extended shutter speeds (M) is set to On.
3. With recording of still images using the FX (36×24) image area and single-point AF. 231 focus points with movie recording.
4. With live view photography in auto-area AF mode.
5. Footage is recorded only to the external device; it cannot be recorded to the memory card inserted in the camera.
6. This camera’s built-in Wi-Fi capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone, iPad, and/or iPod touch or smart devices running on the Android operating system. The Nikon SnapBridge application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
7. The camera’s built-in Bluetooth capability can only be used to connect the camera to a compatible smart device running the SnapBridge app, and to take advantage of SnapBridge features.
8. Using the SnapBridge App System Requirements:
- Android 5.0 or later or 6.0.1 or later
- A device with Bluetooth 4.0 or later (i.e., a device that supports Bluetooth Smart Ready/Low Energy) is required.
- The SnapBridge app is available for compatible iPhone, iPad and/or iPod touch, and for smart devices running the AndroidTM operating system. The app can be downloaded free of charge from Apple’s App Store and GooglePlayTM. SnapBridge can be used only with compatible cameras.

 
Wi-Fi and the Wi-Fi logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance. N-Mark is a trademark or registered trademark of NFC Forum, Inc., in the United States and/or other countries.
 
Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Nikon Corporation and its Affiliates is under license.
 
iOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc., in the United States and/or other countries and is used under license.
 
Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
 
Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc.
 
*SRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.
 
** Measured in accordance with CIPA standard.
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Post Date: 1/6/2020 9:34:36 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Canon USA Store has some nice refurbished camera discounts available right now. My favorite is the Canon EOS 6D Mark II for only $880.00, $519.00 off of the regular price. This camera is a fantastic value.
 
As always, many refurbished lenses, and flashes are available. Expect Canon USA refurbished gear to be like new with an as-new warranty at great prices.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/6/2020 11:45:19 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Use coupon code HELLO2020 (one use per customer) at Lensrentals to save 20% on orders arriving by 1/31/2020.
 
Renting is a great option for trying new gear or for getting otherwise unaffordable gear to use for short periods of time.
Post Date: 1/6/2020 9:57:40 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the IDX System Technology CUE-D150 147Wh V-Mount 2-Battery Kit with Dual-Battery Charger available for $449.00 with free shipping. Regularly $599.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 2 x 16.8V 147Wh Li-Ion V-Mount Batteries
  • Dual-Bay, Fanless, Sequential Charger
  • Supports up to 10A Draw
  • 4-LED Power Gauge
  • XLR DC Output on Charger
  • D-Tap Output on Battery
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
 Sunday, January 5, 2020
Today only, B&H has the Impact Hexi 24 Speedlight Softbox on sale for only $74.95 with a free grid. The softbox is normally priced at $149.95 and the grid is a $34.95 value.
 
I love softboxes – it is hard to beat the light quality improvement they make.
Post Date: 1/5/2020 7:17:33 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, January 3, 2020
This great deal ends soon: B&H has the Rebel T7i-like Canon EOS M100 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 15-45mm and 55-200mm Lenses and Accessories Kit for only $399.00 (Save $550.00). Add the $159.00 Canon EF-M Lens Adapter Kit for Canon EF / EF-S Lenses for only $9.00 more, taking the total savings up to $709.00.
 
Alternatively, get a similar kit direct from the Canon USA Store for the same price. The EF-M Lens Adapter is available for $49.00.
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Tamrac Bushwick 6 Camera Shoulder Bag available for $49.99 with free shipping. Regularly $99.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds Compact DSLR, 1-2 Lenses
  • Holds Small Tablet & 11" Laptop
  • Flap with Buckle Closure
  • Front, Zippered Compartment & Organizer
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 1/3/2020 4:43:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, January 2, 2020
B&H has the Really Right Stuff FG-02 Fluid-Gimbal Head in 9+ rated (shows little or no signs of wear) used condition for only $949.95. Compare at $1,340.00 new, a nearly $400.00 savings.
 
This is my favorite gimbal head – it is arguably the best available. Check out the Really Right Stuff FG-02 Fluid-Gimbal Head review to learn more.
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