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 Friday, September 20, 2019

 
From the B&H YouTube Channel:
 
Sometimes despite your best efforts, you just aren't able to capture audio at the quality you would like. Whether it's background noise, unwanted dialogue sounds, inconsistent audio levels, or you just want to improve the overall quality of your video, this video will show you how to fix your audio in post.
Post Date: 9/20/2019 5:29:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has a Used Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head with Full-Size Lever-Release Clamp (Condition: 8) available for $341.95 with free shipping. Compare at $489.00 new.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 50 lb Load Capacity
  • Max Height: 3.7"
  • Dual 90° Notches for Portrait Mode
  • Separate Tension Control Knob
B&H typically offers a 90-day warranty on used items. Please check the product listing above to verify.
Amazon is featuring Belkin Surge Protectors as a Gold Box Deal of the Day.
 
I have one similar to the Belkin 6-Outlet Pivot-Plug Surge Protector shown above that is particularly handy for studio applications. [Sean]
Post Date: 9/20/2019 5:08:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through Saturday, B&H has the RucPac Sentinel Camera Strap available for $29.99 with free shipping. Regularly $59.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds DSLR/Mirrorless Camera with Lens
  • Sling Strap Design
  • Underarm Stabilizer Strap
  • Soft Shoulder Pad
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 9/20/2019 4:55:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, September 19, 2019

 
From the Profoto YouTube Channel:
 
The Profoto C1 product range are the studio lights for smartphones that deliver great light in your images, anytime and anywhere. Connect it to the Profoto camera app and you hold the secret of professional-looking images. All you have to do is press the button.
 
B&H carries the Profoto C1 and C1 Plus.
Category: Profoto News
Post Date: 9/19/2019 6:09:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
 
With Lens-Shift Image Stabilization, Compact, Lightweight Bodies and Affordable Pricing, the Canon 8x20 IS and 10x20 IS Binoculars are the Triple-Threat Tools Necessary for all Viewing Endeavors
 
MELVILLE, NY, September 19, 2019 – What do birdwatching, hiking, camping and sports watching all have in common? They all need a trusted and high-quality set of binoculars to view and bask in the full experience. Continuing to elevate viewing through impressive optics, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced two new, lightweight entry-level Image-Stabilized Binoculars with an 8x20 IS and 10x20 IS. Specifically, the 8x20 IS binoculars are the world’s lightest binoculars with image stabilization. These new entry-level models also feature Lens Shift Image Stabilization (IS) technology, a technology that allows users to see an even sharper image by moving the IS lens to help correct shaking from handholding.
 
“One of the secrets to Canon’s success is the company’s dedication to its strong legacy of optical brilliance and imaging technologies that match the various needs of our customers for today and into the future,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “These new binoculars embody those same principles, enhancing the viewing experiences for our customers, while offering the familiarity and quality they trust in Canon optics.”
 
The new binocular models both feature Shift Image Stabilization, a feature frequently found in Canon digital cameras and camcorders. This technology incorporates a microcomputer and improved gyro performance that assists in canceling out the effects of user-shake or movement, resulting in an enhanced detailed view of objects. Reducing shake also lessens fatigue when viewing for long periods of time, making them comfortable to use at concerts and events. Canon is offering two models with different zoom powers (8x and 10x) which can handle various situations for a wide range of users.
 
Additional features in both models include:
 
  • Compact and Lightweight Binoculars with Image Stabilization
  • High-Magnification Ratio of 8x to 10x, respectively
  • High Efficiency Shift-System Image Stabilizer
  • Powered IS Mode
  • Field Flattener Lens
  • Super-Spectra Coating
  • Minimum focusing distance of up to 6.6 feet (2m)
  • Ergonomic design and comfortable grip
Pricing and Availability
 
Canon’s new 8x20 IS and 10x20 IS binocular models are scheduled to be available in early November 2019 for an estimated retail price of $499.99 and $549.99 respectively.
 
B&H carries Canon Binoculars.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/19/2019 5:08:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
 
Solution will Enable Remote Operation of Canon’s Interchangeable Lens Cameras in Inaccessible Locations for Photographers
 
MELVILLE, NY, September 19, 2019 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing a remote-control solution that will allow for operation of the company’s interchangeable-lens cameras. Remote operation of cameras has been growing in popularity among photo agencies and media outlets, as seen in today’s coverage of global sporting and news events. With that growth in mind, Canon is excited to develop a powerful solution that reflects years of testing and feedback from the organizations that will benefit the most from this device.
 
Canon Remote Control Pan Tilt System Video Console

The solution, currently under development, utilizes a system that enables the camera’s optical axis to be perpendicular to the device’s axis of revolution. This intuitive alignment will provide users with operation capabilities that feel similar to handheld or tripod shooting. The hardware and software solution allows a photographer to control multiple cameras at once, with the ability to control multiple remote-control or static remote systems from a single computer. Photographers will be able to operate each device to pan, tilt or rotate the camera and zoom the lens, and images can transmit via a network connection to a centralized location, a feature that will prove to be very useful for news outlets and agencies.
 
The new solution will allow for image capture from a variety of angles and viewpoints that might not have not been possible through conventional shooting methods. Moving forward, Canon’s goal is to create a system suited for a wide range of shooting needs that go beyond live sporting and news events, including e-commerce, product photography and more. By developing these types of innovative image-capture solutions, Canon is helping to provide new perspectives to the events that shape the world around us.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/19/2019 4:46:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Vello Extendá Wi-Fi DSLR Remote Control for Select Canon, Nikon & Sony Cameras available for $79.95 with free shipping. Regularly $129.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • For Select Canon & Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • Remotely Capture Photos & Video
  • Apps for iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows
  • Creates Wi-Fi Network with 164' Range
  • Adjust ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture
  • Live View & Touch Focus Functions
  • Intervalometer with Bulb Mode
  • Wireless Streaming of Images for Review
  • Connects to Camera via USB Port
  • Integrated Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 9/19/2019 4:37:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Genaray Ultra-Thin Bicolor 288 SMD LED On-Camera Light available for $59.95 with free shipping. Regularly $99.95.
 
Don't forget to pick up some batteries.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Soft Wraparound Light, Metal Housing
  • 3200-5600K Adjustable Color Temperature
  • 95+ TLCI/CRI, High-Output SMD LEDs
  • Protective Integrated Barndoors
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
 Wednesday, September 18, 2019
From DJI:
 
What’s New
 
  • Added video recording, autofocus, and focus pull support for Sony A9 and A6400 cameras with supported E-mount lenses using a Multi-Camera Control Cable (Micro-USB). To use autofocus on the Sony A9 and A6400, press halfway down on the camera control button of the gimbal
  • Added photo capture, video recording, autofocus, and focus pull support for Canon EOS RP cameras with supported RF mount lenses using a Multi-Camera Control Cable (Type-C). To use autofocus on the Canon EOS RP, press halfway down on the camera control button of the gimbal.
  • Added photo capture, video recording, autofocus, and focus pull support for Canon M50 cameras with supported EF-M mount lenses using a Multi-Camera Control Cable (Micro-USB). To use autofocus on the Canon M50, press halfway down on the camera control button on the gimbal.
  • Added photo capture, video recording, autofocus, and focus pull support for Canon EOS 6D and EOS 80D cameras with supported EF mount lenses using a Multi-Camera Control Cable (Mini USB). To use autofocus on the Canon EOS 6D and EOS 80D, press halfway down on the camera control button of the gimbal.
  • Added photo capture, video recording, autofocus, and focus pull support for Panasonic G9 cameras with supported Macro 4/3 mount lenses using a Multi-Camera Control Cable (Micro USB). To use autofocus on the Panasonic G9, press halfway down on the camera control button of the gimbal.
  • Added photo capture, autofocus, video recording, and focus pull support for Panasonic S1 cameras with supported L mount lenses using a Multi-Camera Control Cable (Type-C). To use autofocus on the Panasonic S1, press halfway down on the camera control button of the gimbal.
  • Added photo capture and autofocus for Fujifilm XT2 cameras using a Multi-Camera Control Cable (Micro USB). To use autofocus on the Fujifilm XT2, press halfway down on the camera control button of the gimbal.
  • Added photo capture and autofocus for Fujifilm XT3 camera using a Multi-Camera Control Cable (Type-C). To use autofocus on the Fujifilm XT3, press halfway down on the camera control button of the gimbal.
  • Added support for Ronin 2 Remote Controller. The DJI Pro Wireless Receiver and Ronin-MX/S CAN Cable are required to use the Ronin 2 Remote Controller with Ronin-S. Note that the mode switch feature is not currently available (requires Ronin 2 Remote Controller firmware v1.4.0.30 and DJI Pro Wireless Receiver firmware v1.2.0.10).
  • Optimized autofocus for Sony cameras. When the camera is in AF mode, press halfway on the camera control button to focus and release to stop focus.
  • Optimized focus for Canon, Sony, Nikon, and Panasonic cameras. The focus speed can be set from 1 to 100, replacing the previous settings of Slow, Medium, and Fast (requires DJI Ronin v1.2.2 app or later).
  • When using Canon, Nikon, and Fujifilm cameras, press the Ronin-S power button twice to disable the USB connection so that playback can be viewed and camera parameters can be set. Press twiceagain to enable the USB connection.
  • When using a Nikon D850, press the power button twice to enable camera view instead of pressing the trigger twice.
  • Fixed issue: when recording video on a Nikon Z6 camera, footage could not be displayed on an HDMI monitor.
Notes:
 
  • Make sure that the DJI Ronin App is the latest version when updating the firmware.
  • Make sure Ronin-S is powered off and update the firmware through the DJI Pro Assistant for Ronin by connecting the USB-C port on Ronin-S to your computer. Do not disconnect the gimbal from the computer while updating.
  • After the update is complete, unplug the USB-C cable from Ronin-S and proceed to power on the gimbal.
  • If Ronin-S has a camera attached and is turned on while updating the firmware, make sure to protect the camera and lens as the motors will shut off during the update.
  • If the firmware update fails, restart the Ronin-S and retry.
B&H carries the DJI Ronin-S.
Category: DJI News
Post Date: 9/18/2019 5:29:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the ikan 14.8V 95Wh 6.6A Lithium-Ion Battery (Gold Mount) available for $139.99 with free shipping. Regularly $239.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • LCD Display with Runtime Information
  • D-Tap for Accessories and Charging
  • 6.6A Maximum Load
  • 3 to 4-Hour Charge Time
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Saramonic SR-PMIC1 Supercardioid Unidirectional Condenser Microphone available for $26.00 with free shipping. Regularly $49.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • For DSLR Cameras and Camcorders
  • Integrated Shockmount
  • Low-Cut Filter
  • 80 Hz to 12 kHz Frequency Range
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Photo available for $64.99 with free shipping. Regularly $89.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Creative Enhancement Target
  • Classic Target
  • White Balance Target
  • Protective Pocket-Sized Case
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 9/18/2019 4:39:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Image quality test results have been added to the Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens page.
 
I think you'll like this one.
 
The Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens is available for order at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
Please share these results with your friends!
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/17/2019 5:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has a Used Really Right Stuff TVC-23 Series 2 Mk2 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Condition: 10) available for $777.50 with free shipping. Compare at $915.00 new.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 40 lb
  • Max Height: 52.6"
  • Min Height: 3.7"
  • Folded Length: 23.9"
B&H typically offers a 90-day warranty on used items. Please check the product listing above to verify.
B&H has the WD 1TB My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (White/Gold) available for $44.99. Regularly $69.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 1TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • Bus Powered
  • 256-Bit AES Hardware Encryption
Post Date: 9/17/2019 5:22:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens available for $199.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $299.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • EF-S-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 16-28.8mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5 to f/29
  • One UD Element & One Aspherical Element
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/17/2019 5:15:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Post Date: 9/17/2019 4:57:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, September 16, 2019
From PocketWizard:
 
The E Release is an easy and inexpensive upgrade that dramatically extends the range, enhances reliability, and expands the features of your existing PocketWizard radios. Currently available for the PocketWizard Plus III and Plus IV*.
 
*FCC units only
 
Extends Your Range
 
Trigger your flash(es) and/or remote camera(s) from remarkable distances. Our testing in Long Range Mode achieved distances measured in miles.
 
Expands Your Features
 
Double your available Channels
 
  • 32 Quad Zone Channels
  • 80 Long Range Quad Zone Channels.
Enhanced Reliability
 
Our radio frequency is less crowded than others and works great in "noisy" environments. We've made it even more reliable with the E Release. We don't want you to miss a single shot.
 
The E Release Firmware License costs $9.99. An upgrade must be purchased for each radio and will be assigned to the radio's serial number upon installation. Once assigned, it is non-transferable.
 
Currently all PocketWizard radios are being shipped with the Legacy firmware. If you purchased a new PocketWizard Plus III or Plus IV at an authorized PocketWizard dealer in the US or Canada after September 1, 2019, you may be eligible for a free update to the E Release. The updgrade will not be preinstalled. When you connect the radio to the Utility program to update it, the Utility should recognize the serial number and allow you to upgrade at no charge.
 
PocketWizard E Release Firmware Update
 
B&H carries the PocketWizard Plus III and Plus IV Transceivers.
Post Date: 9/16/2019 5:05:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Genaray Radiance Daylight LED Monolight available for $449.00 with free shipping. Regularly $1,049.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Provides 23,000 lux at 3'
  • 5600K Daylight Color Temperature
  • CRI/TLCI: 95
  • Controller/AC Power Supply: 100-240 VAC
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 9/16/2019 4:40:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, September 13, 2019
This update is related to the security advisory regarding to PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) communication functions and firmware update functions. Learn more here.
 
EOS-1D X Mark II Firmware Version 1.1.7
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/13/2019 7:52:39 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Image quality test results have been added to the Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM Lens page.
 
Here is a comparison to get you started:
 
Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS vs. RF 24-105mm F4 L IS Lens
 
The Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM Lens is in stock at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
Rent the Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM Lens from Lensrentals.
 
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Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/13/2019 6:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Manfrotto:
 
The forward-thinking collection for passionate photographers who are always ready to capture the action
 
Upper Saddle River, NJ – September 12, 2019 - Manfrotto, world leader in the photography, imaging equipment and accessories industry, has rolled out Advanced2, the new photographic bag collection that unites enhanced modern design with comfortable functionality. Passionate urban explorers who experience the world through their lens can now choose between the Advanced2 collection’s 6 backpacks, 5 shoulder bags and 3 holster bags to carry all the equipment they need.
 
Advanced2 is the new, revamped version of the globally successful Advanced collection, and like its predecessor is designed for today’s busiest advanced amateur photographers with urban lifestyles. They’re always on the move and ready to capture the perfect shots. Advanced2 bags are reliable and functional, helping you to never miss a moment and create inspiring images on your commute, between your photographic projects. Manfrotto’s new lineup caters to your everyday needs, according to individual preference, always ensuring maximum functionality and comfort. The new bags accommodate the most popular camera forms, from the latest DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, to drones and handheld camera gimbals. The larger bags are the perfect match for Befree Advanced travel tripods. The more compact solutions are perfect for JOBY GorillaPods.
 
The Advanced2 backpack range includes the Compact, Active, Gear, Fast, Hybrid, and Travel models, which offer a complete choice of configurations for a varying personal preferences. The range features advanced protection systems to keep photo gear safe, and is designed to maximize comfort with sternum straps and padded back panels. The collection is a combination of specially selected premium coated materials, sophisticated urban style, durability and enviable functionality, not to mention new tripod holders, smart storage systems for photography gear, laptops, tablets, and personal items. The bags are water repellent and have a special rain cover for the worst weather conditions.
 
The Advanced2 Compact backpack is great for traveling light with a mirrorless, and one or two extra lenses, and 13” laptop/tablet, personal gear, and compact tripod. Easy top access to photo gear, bottom access to personal items. The Advanced2 Active backpack is great for traveling light with a mirrorless, and one or two extra lenses, a 14” laptop, and has a bottom compartment to keep photo kit safely organized, a top compartment for other items, with a tripod attachment and water bottle pocket on the outside. The Advanced2 Gear backpack offers a full access front compartment for a full frame CSC, three extra lenses, foldable drone, handheld gimbal, as well as a 15” laptop and tablet. Personal items are kept in the front expandable zippered pocket and a full-size travel tripod attaches on the outside.
 
The Advanced2 Fast backpack holds a Pro DSLR, four extra lenses and flash, in a full-access photography gear compartment you can reach from 3 sides, which opens completely for rapid gear changes. Personal items are kept at the top and on the side, there is a special sleeve for a 15” laptop and tablet, and an attachment for a travel tripod on the front.
 
The Advanced2 Travel backpack holds a DSLR, four extra lenses, or full frame mirrorless with two additional lenses and a foldable drone, 15” laptop and tablet – safely organized in two quick-access side compartments, with other items at the top. The side compartments open fully, and for effortless use on the go, slip the straps off your shoulders, rotate the pack to one side to access gear. There is a dedicated pocket for a gimbal or tripod, and a travel tripod attaches to the front of the pack.
 
The Advanced2 Hybrid backpack is a new form factor in the Advanced2 collection, created to maximize versatility, to cater the different needs of amateur photographers. It is designed to easily transform from backpack to shoulder bag to top handle carry bag. This model has a removable camera protection unit, and dedicated pockets to organize personal gear. The Advanced2 Messenger organizes and protects gear and offers a handy quick access feature, and a chest stabilizer strap for easy carrying comfort.
 
If you’re looking for smaller bags, check out the Advanced2 Shoulder Bags in 4 sizes and 3 Holster bags to cater to a wide array of personal needs.
 
All models in the Advanced2 collection are made of high-quality materials which are durable and lightweight. The detailing and aesthetic impact perfectly embody Manfrotto carrying solutions’ urban style. All models are available at select authorized Manfrotto Dealers.
 
B&H carries the Manfrotto Advanced2 series of bags.
Category: Manfrotto News
Post Date: 9/13/2019 5:12:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the ONA Brixton Camera/Laptop Messenger Bag (Leather, Black) available for $199.00 with free shipping. Regularly $459.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds a DSLR, 3 Lenses & Accessories
  • Accommodates a 13" Laptop
  • Rear Open Slip-Pocket Holds a 10" Tablet
  • 4 Padded Movable Dividers
Post Date: 9/13/2019 5:00:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Tascam TM-ST1 Mid-Side Stereo Microphone available for $14.99 with free shipping. Regularly $34.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 90 and 120° Pickup
  • M-S Stereo Pickup
  • 1/8" Stereo Cable
  • Includes Mount and Stand
Post Date: 9/13/2019 4:54:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through this weekend, B&H has the Vello Three-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level available for $9.99 with free shipping. Regularly $19.99.
 
As easily as these things seem to get lost (at least in my kit), I'd suggest buying two so that you always have one available when you need it. [Sean]
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Mounts on Camera Hot-Shoe
  • Check Levels on Three Planes
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 9/13/2019 4:51:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, September 12, 2019
These updates are related to the security advisory regarding to PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) communication functions and firmware update functions. Learn more here.
 
EOS-1D C Firmware Version 1.4.2
 
EOS-1D X Firmware Version 2.1.1
 
EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Version 1.3.6
 
EOS 5D Mark IV Firmware Version 1.2.1
 
EOS 5DS Firmware Version 1.1.3
 
EOS 5DS R Firmware Version 1.1.3
Save 20% (in-cart) on Lenscoat Lens Covers at B&H. Protective Lenscoat Lens Covers are ultra-popular and with 362 models to choose from, they probably have all of your lenses covered.
Post Date: 9/12/2019 12:22:41 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Manfrotto:
 
Boundless creative freedom for travel-ready professionals and macro photographers on-the-go
 
  • The Befree GT XPRO is the first Manfrotto travel tripod with built-in 90° column for enhanced creative versatility
  • Completes the Befree range of high-performance travel tripods
  • Lightweight, sturdy aluminum and carbon fiber versions in an impressive compact size
Upper Saddle River, NJ – September 10, 2019 - Manfrotto, world leader in the photography, imaging equipment and accessories industry, introduces the Befree GT XPRO Travel Tripod Kit. Dedicated to professional travel photographers who are always ready to set off on challenging creative adventures, this new addition to the Befree family enables photographers to unleash their creativity. By combining the sturdiness and reliability of the Befree GT series with the versatility of Manfrotto's celebrated 90° column, this compact professional tripod is unique to the market. The new Befree GT XPRO is a premium travel tripod kit, 100% engineered, designed and manufactured in Italy. This groundbreaking support solution, with its premium quality materials, precision machining and meticulous design, completes the Manfrotto Befree range, further solidifying its position as the premier reference for travel photography support solutions. The Befree GT XPRO comes in the same folded compact size as the successful Befree GT family, measuring only 16.9 inches. It is the first Manfrotto travel tripod developed for on-the-go photographers who shoot macro or low-angle shots and need more versatility. The new Befree GT XPRO travel tripod comes in both aluminum and carbon fiber versions and features intuitive and ergonomic design. This is the first travel tripod to feature both Manfrotto’s innovative 180° foldable legs and its iconic built-in 90° column mechanism, housed in the tripod’s top casting. The 90° column is stored out of the photographer’s way until it is time to create epic visuals with a challenging overhead macro shot or a low-to-the-ground capture. Photographers can keep their new Befree GT XPRO safe and travel-ready in the supplied Befree bag.
 
When it’s time to capture the decisive moment, setting up the Befree GT XPRO is a breeze. Simply twist the legs to securely set it up with the intuitive M-lock system and choose one of the three independent tripod’s ergonomic side-pull selectors. This lightweight tripod provides impeccable performance and impressive stability to assist photographers in capturing their best shots in a solution weighing only 3.88 pounds in carbon fiber or 4.41 pounds in aluminum. The Befree GT XPRO features the Manfrotto 496 Center Ball Head with independent panoramic and friction knobs for smooth movement and remarkable locking power to support an impressive 22.05 pounds of photography gear, including DSLRs or CSCs with zoom lenses. The included 200PL-PRO rubberized plate increases camera grip and makes it fully compatible with Manfrotto's RC2 and Arca-type head attachments. In addition to the new Befree GT XPRO, Manfrotto introduces the Top Lock Traveler Quick Release Adaptor. The new Top Lock Traveler Quick Release Adaptor is the first Arca-Swiss adaptor on the market that is fully compatible with the Befree tripod kit range as well as Manfrotto's 494, 496, and 498 ball heads. Specifically, the MSQ6T is compatible with the MH490-BH, MH494-BHUS, MH496-BHUS, 494RC2 and 498RC2 ball head. Adaptor is compatible with all Arca-type camera plates and L-brackets as well as Manfrotto's 200PL-PRO.
 
The new Befree GT XPRO Travel Tripod Kit and Top Lock Traveler Quick Release Adaptor are the natural choice for professionals with wanderlust whose creativity knows no bounds.
 
B&H carries the Manfrotto Befree GT XPRO Travel Tripod.
Category: Manfrotto News
Post Date: 9/12/2019 6:23:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Post Date: 9/12/2019 5:24:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Yesterday, Profoto released a short teaser video for its newest product which features the bold statement, "Soon, the world of photography will change forever..."
 
As September 18 rolls around, we'll see if their lofty statement holds any merit.
Post Date: 9/12/2019 5:17:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Watson Pro Buddy System High-Load Gold Mount Battery available for $399.00 with free shipping. Regularly $499.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 198Wh Li-Ion Gold Mount Battery
  • Supports up to 15A Continuous Draw
  • Splits for Airline Carry-On
  • 5-LED Power Gauge
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Ledgo LG-E2686 Bi-Color LED Large Pad Light Kit with Eggcrate Grid and Bag available for $99.00 with free shipping. Regularly $198.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 1 x LG-E2686 Bi-Color LED
  • 1 x Control / AC Power Supply
  • 1 x Eggcrate Grid
  • 1 x Carry Bag
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Nissin i400 TTL Flash available for $79.99 with free shipping. Regularly $149.99.
 
Models for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji and MFT have been discounted.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Guide Number: 131' at ISO 100 and 105mm
  • Zoom Range: 24-105mm (16mm with Panel)
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • Rotates Left & Right 180°
  • Recycle Time: 0.1-4 Seconds
  • Slow, High-Speed, 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 9/12/2019 4:36:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 11, 2019
When selecting a camera, one usually wants to compare it to the closest alternatives and to get started, I'll compare the Canon EOS M6 Mark II to the Canon EOS M6. That link along with the visual comparison reveal most of the differences.
 
Here is a summary:

  • 32.5 MP vs. 24.2 MP (6960 x 4640 px vs. 6000 x 4000 px)
  • Pixel Size of 3.20µm vs 3.72µm (DLA of f/5.2 vs. f/6.0
  • 14 fps continuous shooting with AF vs. 7 fps (9fps w/o AF), 54/23 JPG/RAW frames vs. 26/17
  • DIGIC 8 vs. DIGIC 7 processor
  • Eye AF
  • Maximum of 143/99 auto selected AF points (depending on the lens) vs. 49
  • Still image metering range of EV -2–20 vs. EV 1 - 20
  • Movie recording metering range of EV 0–20 vs. EV 2 - 20
  • 1/16000 sec. shutter speed with electronic shutter
  • Has C-RAW
  • 4k, Full HD at 119.88
  • Has Flicker Mode, adjusting shutter release timing to avoid flickering light issues
  • Does not have NFC
  • Has a Wireless menu tab
  • Supports UHS-II memory card standard vs. UHS-I
  • Slightly larger: 4.71 x 2.76 x 1.94" vs. 4.4 x 2.7 x 1.8" (119.6 x 70.0 x 49.2mm vs. 112.0 x 68.0 x 44.5mm)
  • Slightly lighter: 12.73 oz vs. 13.8 oz (361g vs. 390g)
  • Has a dedicated rear AF/MF switch and AF-ON button
  • Has a multi-function top dial and button vs. stacked dials

Numerous of those bullets could alone justify an upgrade from the M6 Mark I. For example, the twice-as-fast (with AF) continuous shooting frame rate. Eye AF is alone worth the price of the camera to those photographing people with any frequency. Do much video work? The 4k feature is noteworthy. Want higher resolution or more reach with the lenses you currently have? The increased sensor resolution is going to be noticeable.
 
As with most model upgrades, price remains the primary feature advantage of the previous camera version.
 
More Information
 
Canon EOS M6 Mark II
 
Order the Canon EOS M6 Mark II at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/11/2019 10:29:55 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
With a forward head tilt and relaxed ears, this bedded whitetail buck looks cute and cuddly, presenting an image perhaps ready for a child's storybook. But, make no mistake, this is a huge ball of muscle ready to violently fight anything it thinks poses a threat to its interests (that right-side G4 tine required significant force to break off). This buck knows exactly what the doe bedded nearby behind it is doing and if another buck moves in or the doe moves away, this big bad boy will be up in a flash.
 
Very positive was that this bedded buck provided a wide range of poses for us, including head rested solidly on the ground, a large yawn, and ears perked in attention.
 
I'm not often a fan of a downward camera angle when photographing wildlife and in this case, getting down to the buck's eye level using a fully-retracted monopod made complete sense. This low/level angle provides a more distant background that can be strongly blurred with a 600mm f/4 lens, allowing the subject to clearly stand out against an even very distracting background. With the subject being stationary, the distance and alignment could be selected and varied. In this case, the leaves on the ground provide a solid base for the image. The large tree trunk on the left and the small tree trunk on the right provide a frame for the subject.
 
Wildlife photography is a great source of stories and this situation brought back a memory from the year before. I was in Shenandoah National Park photographing a different bedded buck from a reasonable distance when it suddenly bolted straight toward me. I jumped behind a tree just as it went past a short distance away. Fortunately, it was not racing after me but instead after a doe. I just happened to be in its path.
 
The shot of adrenaline took a little time to wear off, but the memory is a fun one.
 
Want to photograph these awesome animals and create some stories this fall? Sign up for the "Whitetail Buck in Rut and Much More", Shenandoah National Park instructional photo tour.
 
Sun, November 10 to Wed, November 13, 2019 and/or Wed, November 13 - Sat, November 16, 2019
 
Contact me to sign up!
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
600mm  f/4.0  1/400s
ISO 900
7791 x 5194px
Post Date: 9/11/2019 9:06:42 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the Fiilex P360 Classic LED Light available for $395.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $595.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Variable Color Temperature: 2800-6500K
  • CRI/TLCI 93/96 at 5600K
  • Increased Brightness Compared to Gen.1
  • Beam Angle: 65° (Native)
  • Optional Fresnel, Diffuser, Gel Holder
  • Low Electrical Draw, Long Lamp Life
  • 100-240 VAC, 12-30 VDC
  • Battery Compatible
  • IP24 Weather-Resistant
  • Includes 4-Way Barndoors, AC/DC Adapters
Post Date: 9/11/2019 6:29:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Phlearn YouTube Channel:
 
Today we show you how to use the powerful features of a Wacom Tablet for a beautiful and subtle dodge and burn effect! Learn the benefits of using a pressure-sensitive tablet, how to create a custom brush to take advantage of those benefits, and how to use that custom brush to softly enhance the highlights and shadows in an image. Best of all, you can download our Wacom Tablet custom brush for free! NOTE: This is not an ad! We've been Wacom Tablet users for years and they're a big part of our editing workflow here at PHLEARN. We genuinely feel that they can help take your Photoshop skills to the next level (and you can still create beautiful, professional images with a mouse.)
 
Download Sample Image & Custom Brush
Post Date: 9/11/2019 5:38:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Not long ago, the headline above would have seemed ideal for use on April 1st. Today, however, it's real news. [Sean]
 
From Sigma:
 
2019.09.11 - The SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of “FF Classic Prime Line” as a new series in the SIGMA CINE LENS.
 
FF High Speed Prime Line has been offering the highest resolving power in its class, that is compatible with 8K shooting with large format sensors, while achieving outstanding compact design. Based on this product line, the FF Classic Prime Line incorporates more non-coated optical elements to achieve unrivaled expression. It retains the high resolution capability that SIGMA CINE LENS is well known for, and offers a unique combination of low contrast and artistic flare/ghost in the image. As with all other lenses from the FF High Speed Prime Line, it creates beautiful bokeh effects to improve creativity.
 
FF Classic Prime Line has implemented newly developed coatings on the glass elements and offers consistent T value across the lineup (14mm and 135mm at T3.2 and the rest of the lenses at T2.5). This will greatly contribute to the effective workflow in postproduction. Furthermore, it is compatible with the communication protocol of Cooke “/i Technology”, thus an ideal tool for shooting and editing with the latest technology, such as VFX. A special coating is implemented on the front and rear elements so that the lens durability is ensured as with all other cine lenses from SIGMA.
 
“Classic Art Prime” is a new solution from SIGMA that is required for the most advanced technology for classical expression. The “look” that FF Classic Prime Line can offer will enable cinematographers to explore new possibilities in movie creation.
 
From September 13th to 17th, SIGMA is going to display this new product at the IBC 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the LaCie 500GB Rugged Thunderbolt External SSD with USB Type-C Port available for $179.99 with free shipping. Regularly $299.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 500GB Storage Capacity
  • Integrated Thunderbolt Cable
  • USB 3.0 Type-C Port
  • Bus Powered
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Zoom H4n Pro 4-Input / 4-Track Portable Handy Recorder available for $179.99 with free shipping. Regularly $219.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Stylish Dark-Brown Finish
  • Onboard Stereo Mic & Built-In Speaker
  • Dual XLR-1/4" Mic/Line/Instrument Inputs
  • Overdubbing and 4-Channel Recording
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 9/11/2019 4:33:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 10, 2019
The Canon EOS 90D vs. Canon EOS 80D Comparison is a highly relevant one, comparing the new and previous versions of this camera model. Here is a list of the differences between the 90D and 80D:

  • 32.5 MP vs. 24.2 MP (6960 x 4640 px vs. 6000 x 4000 px)
  • Pixel Size of 3.20µm vs 3.72µm (DLA of f/5.2 vs. f/6.0
  • Has a joystick multi-controller
  • DIGIC 8 vs. DIGIC 6 processor
  • Has FV Mode
  • 220,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor vs 7560-pixel RGB+IR, 216-zone (18 x 12) vs. 63-zone (9×7)
  • EV -3 – 18 metering range vs. EV 1 – 20
  • ISO 100–25600 (1/3-stop), Expanded 51200 vs. ISO 100–12800 (1/3-stop), Expanded 25600
  • Anti smudge LCD coating vs. Anti-reflection and Anti smudge (80D advantage)
  • 10 fps (11 fps in live view continuous shooting vs. 7 fps
  • Has Eye AF in live view
  • 59.94 fps live view frame rate vs. 30 fps
  • 1/16000 electronic shutter available vs. no
  • C-RAW vs. M-RAW, S-RAW
  • MP4 movie file format vs. MP4, MOV
  • 4k, Full HD at 119.88, HD at 59.94
  • Dedicated wireless menu tab
  • Approx: 1300 frame battery life rating vs. 960 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
  • 120,000 actuation shutter durability rating vs. 100,000
  • Bluetooth vs. NFC

Few are going to find a reason (other than price) to go with the 80D over the 90D.
 
If you know of a feature difference not included here, please share it with us!
 
More Information
 
Canon EOS 90D
 
Order the Canon EOS 90D at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/10/2019 10:42:54 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
I'll not likely ever repeat a shot similar to this one captured on a fall evening in Rocky Mountain National Park.
 
Photographing multiple animals (vs. a single animal) significantly increases the compositional challenge and especially with a 600mm lens in use, having all of the animals in the plane of sharp focus, especially at f/4, is a big challenge. At this moment, these three subjects aligned themselves nicely for me at this moment. The number 3 is meaningful to this discussion in that an odd (vs. even) number of animals often works best compositionally (note that it also works well in landscape photography and in landscaping).
 
When multiple animals are in the frame, interaction between those animals usually increases the image's appeal. If you look carefully at this photo, you will see a quite humorous interaction occurring. The bull is licking the cow who is showing us her shocked face. The cow's yearling is looking intently at the behavior, seemingly very interested in what is happening. The yearling facing the opposite direction somewhat completes a circle (while a portion of the circle of life plays out). Icing on the cake is that the head shadows of the cow and yearling are showing facing each other on the side of the bull.
 
There are two openings remaining for the September elk in rut photo tour, one for each week. The time is rapidly running out, but it's not too late for you to join a small group of passionate wildlife photographers pursuing these awesome animals and the beauty of RMNP. Photographers at all skill levels are invited to join!
 
"Bull Elk in Rut and Much More", Rocky Mountain National Park
 
  • 1 Opening: Sun, September 15 to Sat, September 21, 2019
  • 1 Opening: Sun, September 22 to Sat, September 28, 2019
  • Sign Up for September 2020
Contact me to sign up!
 
Photographers at all skill levels are also invited to join me for these tours:
 
Fall Landscape in Acadia National Park Instructional Photography Tour
 
Tue, Oct 15 through Sun, Oct 20, 2019
 
"Whitetail Buck in Rut and Much More", Shenandoah National Park
 
Sun, November 10 to Wed, November 13, 2019 and/or Wed, November 13 - Sat, November 16, 2019
 
Contact me to sign up!
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
Post Date: 9/10/2019 8:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has the Zoom H6 Handy Recorder System with Sennheiser MKE 600 Mic available for $499.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $659.00.
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Lowepro ProTactic SH 180 AW Shoulder Bag for DSLR Camera & Lenses available for $59.95 with free shipping. Regularly $129.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds DSLR, 2-3 Lenses & Accessories
  • Accommodates an iPad mini
  • Top-Zip Opening for Fast Access to Gear
  • Padded Touch-Fastened Interior Dividers
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Sony AtomX SSDmini (2TB) available for $349.00 with free shipping. Regularly $649.00.
 
This 2TB Sony AtomX SSDmini is designed specifically for the Atomos Ninja V recorder, but it works with most Atomos recorders (some recorders require an optional adapter).
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 2TB Storage Capacity
  • Works with Atomos Recorders
  • 500 MB/s Sequential Write Speed
  • 20% Shorter than Conventional SSD
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 9/10/2019 4:47:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, September 9, 2019
If you photograph outdoors, there are few better places to be in the fall than Acadia National Park. Consider joining a small group of enthusiastic photographers in this bucket-list-grade location from Tue, Oct 15 through Sun, Oct 20, 2019. Sign up ASAP – only two spots remain open.
 
Here are the details: Fall Landscape in Acadia National Park Instructional Photography Tour
 
Contact me now to sign up!
Post Date: 9/9/2019 12:06:55 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Just posted: Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD Lens Review.
 
This is a compact, lightweight ultra-wide-angle lens with image quality the exceeds its price.
 
The Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD Lens is in stock at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
Rent the Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD Lens from Lensrentals.
Post Date: 9/9/2019 7:32:32 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the Rotolight RL48 Interview Kit V2 available for $99.99 with free shipping. Compare at $209.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Two 80W Equivalent LED Ring Lights
  • Two Stands for Shoe & 1/4" Stud Mounting
  • 24 Filters (Temperature, ND, Effects)
  • Belt Pouch
Post Date: 9/9/2019 4:44:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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