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 Tuesday, July 23, 2019

 
From the B&H YouTube Channel:
 
At B&H’s Optic 2019, photojournalist and New York attorney Richard P. Liebowitz discusses the ownership of intellectual property, and he emphasizes that, as a photographer you need to iron out details—in writing—of who owns the copyright to your work before you sign a contract. If you’re a photographer interested in the best ways to protect your photos, this is a video you need to watch.
 
Richard P. Liebowitz, Esq., is a New York attorney who focuses on intellectual property law related to copyrights at Liebowitz Law Firm, PLLC. A 17-year member of the New York Press Photographers Association (NYPPA), he has produced award-winning photojournalism. Richard now helps his fellow NYPPA members and other artists around the world resolve intellectual-property infringements and protect their work, on a contingency basis. As a fellow photographer, he understands where artists are coming from and is passionate about helping the creative community.
Post Date: 7/23/2019 5:25:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, July 22, 2019
Image quality test results have been added to the Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens page.
 
Make some comparisons. I think that you will like what you see!
 
The Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens is in stock at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
Rent the Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens from Lensrentals.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 7/22/2019 7:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the Matt Kloskowski YouTube Channel:
 
This is a great tip for landscape and outdoor photos when you want to add color to a certain part of the photo inside of Lightroom.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 7/22/2019 5:24:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Aurora Aperture YouTube Channel:
 
One Set of Filters for Every Lens
 
Aurora Aperture Adapter Mount Format Filter (AMF) filter is a revolutionary filter format that works for all DSLR lenses on popular mirrorless mount adapters. You will only need one set of filters for all your adapted lenses, no more multiple sets of filters or step-up rings, or complicated and bulky square filter systems.
 
The AMF drop-in filters work extremely well with ultra wide-angle lenses, especially those that have a protruding front element and are without front filter threads. Those types of lenses require a bulky filter adapter paired with very large filters. They are inconvenient to carry around and are unfriendly to your wallet. The AMF Filters is currently available through a kickstarter.com crowdfunding campaign.
Post Date: 7/22/2019 5:11:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, July 20, 2019
It started out innocently. After verifying firsthand that Mount Evans was closed due to snow and ice, despite it being summer, we decided to explore Guenella Pass. Traveling the entire previous day gave Brittany a strong desire to go for a hike and she didn't have to expend much energy convincing me to take that option.
 
The plan was to explore the nearby alpine tundra from trails leading from a parking area near the top of the pass. We grabbed a backpack, some water, snacks, and rain shells and set off on what we thought would be a mini-adventure. Carrying the Canon EOS 5Ds R with a Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens mounted (primarily for wildlife) and a Nikon Z 7 with a Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens mounted (primarily for landscape) seemed to be an ideal set of gear for the planned short hike.
 
While hiking, Brittany continuously wanted to see what was over the next ridge. In this location, deception reigned and the answer to the what is over the next ridge question is always another ridge. Still, we kept asking the question until having climbed mostly rock and snowfield over 2,400' (730m) up in roughly 3.5 mi (5.6km). Unintentionally, we found ourselves on top of a very high mountain.
 
The view at the top of the 13,800' Table Top Mountain was spectacular. What Brit was feeling from the altitude ... was not nearly as pleasant.
 
Unfortunately, we needed to promptly go back down and couldn't spend much time on top. Fortunately, Brit found the mental fortitude to get some great photos despite the altitude sickness but she didn't feel good until after a nap back in town.
 
While I was not as strongly affected by the high elevation, I definitely should have left the 100-400 in the SUV as it gained a lot of weight on this hike.
 
See the distant thunderhead cloud looming over Brittany's head in the image? That was another reason to go down quickly. That storm brought us near white-out snow conditions for a short period of time during our descent, adding to the day's story.
 
While photography is great for storytelling, going on photo adventures is a great option for creating stories.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
24mm  f/11.0  1/200s
ISO 100
8256 x 5504px
Post Date: 7/20/2019 7:29:11 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, July 19, 2019

 
From the Phlearn YouTube Channel:
 
Today we show you how to change a subject's pose with the Puppet Warp Tool in Photoshop! Whether you're trying to get the perfect composition or trying to nail a particular effect, the Puppet Warp Tool can help you reshape and reposition any body part–for the perfect pose, every time.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 7/19/2019 5:40:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Adorama YouTube Channel:
 
Shooting on location gives you an instant backdrop which will immediately tell a story about what you're shooting. However having a great location is only the start of the process however, so in this video photographer Gavin Hoey has some simple tips for maximizing the character in your location portraits shoots.
 
It's all about forward planning. Gavin starts by hiring the right model and outfit for the look he's after. In this case he combines a grimy urbex location with a beautiful red dress. Then he works on adding controlled flash to the existing ambient light to create some drama in his images. Finally he adds some simple props which when used on their own or combined together, create a variety of different looks within the same location.
Post Date: 7/19/2019 5:24:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, July 18, 2019
The just-announced Sony a7R IV becomes available for preorder at 10:00 ET today. I like what I see. Many of the feature updates of the a7R IV show that Sony is listening and this model promises to be quite impressive.
 
Here is the Sony a7R IV compared to the Sony a7R III from a specifications perspective.
 
Highlight Sony a7R IV Features
 
  • 61MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
  • 567-Point Phase-Detection AF System
  • UHD 4K30p Video with HLG & S-Log3 Gammas
  • 5.76m-Dot Tru-Finder OLED EVF
  • 3.0" 1.44m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Up to 10 fps Shooting, ISO 100-32000
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
  • 240MP Pixel Shift Multi Shooting
  • Bluetooth & Wi-Fi, Dual UHS-II SD Slots
Here is Sony a7R IV visual comparison to the Sony a7R III. Notice the changed controls?
 
Be sure to support this site by using our links to place your preorder.
 
Sony Alpha a7R IV Mirrorless Digital Camera: B&H | Adorama | WEX
 
Sony VG-C4EM Vertical Grip: B&H | Adorama | WEX
Posted to: Sony News
Category: Preorders
Post Date: 7/18/2019 9:00:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Thank you for purchasing and using our products. We are pleased to announce that a new firmware update for SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for Sony E-mount is now available.
 
Applicable Products
 
  • SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art for Sony E-mount
  • SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for Sony E-mount
  • SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for Sony E-mount
  • SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for Sony E-mount
  • SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for Sony E-mount
  • SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for Sony E-mount
  • SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art for Sony E-mount
Benefits of the update
 
  • It has improved the AF speed.
  • It has improved the AF accuracy when the Face Detection setting is turned on, while using AF.
  • With the Sony a9 or Sony a6400, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby the AF stopping position occasionally had a variation when shutter was half pressed repeatedly during auto focusing on the same subject.
* For customers who have Sony a9, please update the camera’s firmware to Ver.5.00 or later.
 
Applicable product
 
  • SIGMA 105mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for Sony E-mount
Benefits of the update
 
  • It has improved the AF accuracy when the Face Detection setting is turned on, while using AF.
  • With the Sony a9 or Sony a6400, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby the AF stopping position occasionally had a variation when shutter was half pressed repeatedly during auto focusing on the same subject.
* For customers who have Sony a9, please update the camera’s firmware to Ver.5.00 or later.
 
Applicable product
 
  • SIGMA 40mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for Sony E-mount
Benefits of the update
 
  • With cameras which incorporate DMF mode, when using the AF while the MF assist function is turned on, it has corrected the phenomenon whereby it automatically displays a magnified view as it gets in focus.
* For customers who have Sony a9, please update the camera’s firmware to Ver.5.00 or later.
 
To update the firmware, please refer to this link.
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 7/18/2019 5:44:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Adorama YouTube Channel:
 
Join Daniel Norton OnSet as he walks you through the process of creating natural looking flash photography by working and balancing the strobe with the natural available window light coming into the location. When people claim flash photography does not look natural, often times they are not mixing it well with the environment. By working with the natural light in the space, your flash photography will be elevated to the next level.
 
Related Product - Profoto B10 Plus
Post Date: 7/18/2019 5:10:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Just posted: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM Lens Review.
 
The light weight of this lens is really incredible.
 
The Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM Lens is in stock at B&H (save the tax, use the B&H Payboo card) | Adorama | Amazon | WEX.
 
Rent the Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM Lens from Lensrentals.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/17/2019 7:15:29 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From DJI:
 
Capture Smooth Footage With The New Compact, Lightweight Ronin-SC, A Single-Handed Stabilizer For Mirrorless Cameras
 
Updated design offers excellent portability and the latest intelligent features including subject tracking
 
July 17, 2019 - DJI, the world’s leader in creative camera technology, today announced the latest addition to the renowned Ronin series, the Ronin-S Compact (SC), a single-handed 3-axis gimbal designed for popular mirrorless cameras. Using over a decade of experience creating aerial and handheld gimbals, the Ronin-SC offers a highly compact design, high-grade materials and advanced technology to open the world of creative possibilities for users capturing videos and photographs.
 
“The Ronin-SC took the powerful technology from the Ronin-S and put it in a lighter and smaller form factor,” said Paul Pan, Senior Product Manager. “Now users can pair their mirrorless system with a stabilizer that is easier to transport, easier to set up, easier to use yet still equipped with high-performance features and technology.”
 
Compact, lightweight for ease of use
 
The Ronin-SC was created to be portable and travel friendly, weighing only 2.4 lbs., 41% lighter than the Ronin-S and can be taken apart to easily fit into backpacks and cases. The reduced weight makes the Ronin-SC not only easily transportable but aids in reducing fatigue when using it on extended photo and video shoots.
 
Robust and intuitive design
 
Using high quality materials including magnesium, steel, aluminum and composite plastic, the Ronin-SC’s durable construction is built to last and endure everyday use. Its powerful high-grade motors are capable of supporting up to 4.4 lbs and its dedicated battery offers users up to 11 hours of operation. Taking feedback from the Ronin-S, the Ronin-SC offers new design features including 3 axis locks on the pan, tilt and roll axis which makes balancing the camera simplified as well as helping during transportation. Additionally, the Ronin-SC features a new position lock system. Once the gimbal is balanced, the time it takes to remount the camera and start working is mere seconds, saving precious time during shoots. Similar to the Ronin-S, users can control the gimbal movement with the responsive joystick and easily access different modes and gimbal settings with the use of the Mode (M) button and the front trigger button.
 
Intelligent modes for endless creative possibilities
 
A staple in the Ronin series, the Ronin-SC features a host of intelligent modes to inspire all levels of content creators. Using the redesigned Ronin app, users can set up to 3 different custom profiles, adjust various settings such as motor output and even run balance tests to ensure that the camera system is properly setup. The popular 360-degree roll movement can be saved in one of the custom profiles by simply selecting it in the app and for fast paced scenes, Sport mode, which increases the response speed of the gimbal, is easily accessed by holding the Mode (M) button. The Ronin-SC offers the same modes as Ronin-S but with several exciting new additions, including Force Mobile and ActiveTrack 3.0:
 
  • New Force Mobile: The new Force Mobile, similar to Force Pro, conveniently synchronizes the movement of your connected mobile device* with the Ronin-SC gimbal, offering an immersive filming experience. Users can now operate gimbal movements at a max distance of 82 feet** using the new Bluetooth 5.0 connection.
  • New ActiveTrack 3.0: Using a mobile device, Ronin-SC users can select a subject for the gimbal to accurately follow. The new algorithms include deep learning and optimized calculations for human figures. Similar to the technology found in some DJI drones and the Osmo Series, ActiveTrack 3.0 uses the mobile phone’s camera view and sends this information to the Ronin-SC. Users can mount the mobile phone to the top of the camera’s hotshoe with the included phone holder mount, open the Ronin app and select the subject to follow automatically.
  • Virtual Joystick: Control gimbal movement remotely using the virtual joystick, ideal for when Ronin-SC is on a tripod or monopod.
  • TimeLapse: Create compelling TimeLapse content, adjusting settings including interval, clips and frames per second.
  • Motionlapse: Add the element of motion to your TimeLapse.
  • Motion Control: Set unique movement paths with Motion Control by selecting up to 10 different points.
  • Panorama: Automatically capture panoramas in multiple rows or columns.
Wide array of camera compatibility and accessories
 
Ronin-SC was created to work seamlessly with popular mirrorless camera systems on the market. A full list of compatibility can be found https://www.dji.com/ronin-sc. Additionally, the Ronin-SC is compatible with a variety of DJI accessories including a new, lighter external focus motor, Command Unit, DJI Force Pro, DJI Master Wheels, and some third-party accessories. Detailed information on compatible accessories can be found at https://store.dji.com/category/ronin-sc-and-accessories.
 
Pricing and availability
 
The Ronin-SC will be available for purchase at www.dji.com, flagship stores and retail partners today. Customers can choose between Ronin-SC Standard, which includes the essentials to get you up and running for $439 USD or the Ronin-SC Pro Combo, which adds the focus wheel along with the external focus motor and the Remote Start Stop (RSS) Splitter for $539 USD.
 
DJI Care Refresh
 
DJI Care Refresh is now available for Ronin-SC. For an additional $49 USD, DJI Care Refresh offers comprehensive coverage as well as up to two replacement units within one year. Receive your replacement even sooner with DJI Care Refresh Express. DJI Care Refresh also includes VIP after-sales support and free two-way shipping. For a full list of details, please visit https://www.dji.com/service/djicare-refresh.
 
* Currently Force Mobile functionality will only work with iOS devices.
** Distance is tested in an open unobstructed environment.
 
B&H has the new DJI Ronin SC Gimbal Stabilizer in stock. Adorama is accepting preorders.
Category: DJI News
Post Date: 7/17/2019 8:52:14 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the Adobe Photoshop YouTube Channel:
 
Kyle T. Webster shares one of his favorite brush tricks in Photoshop. Watch to learn how he achieves this realistic, painted look.
 
Other videos by Kyle T. Webster:
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 7/17/2019 6:49:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, July 16, 2019
From Sony:
 
Sony Electronics Introduces High-resolution Alpha 7R IV Camera with World’s First 61.0 MP Back-illuminated, Full-frame Image Sensor
 
Unprecedented Highest Resolution and Widest Dynamic Range for a - Alpha System, Combined with High-speed Performance and a Lightweight, Compact Body
 
Sony Electronics Introduces High-resolution Alpha 7R IV Camera with World’s First 61.0 MP Back-illuminated, Full-frame Image Sensor
 
  • Unprecedented Highest Resolution and Widest Dynamic Range for a - Alpha System, Combined with High-speed Performance and a Lightweight, Compact Body
  • World’s first[i] 35mm full-frame 61.0 MP[ii] back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor with latest-generation BIONZ X™ image processor
  • 15-stop[iii] dynamic range at low sensitivities, resulting in smooth, natural gradations ranging from deep shadows to highlights
  • High-speed continuous shooting at up to 10 fps[iv] with full AF / AE tracking for approximately seven seconds [v] in full-frame mode with an increased buffer memory, and approximately three times as long in APS-C mode
  • 567 focal-plane phase-detection AF points covering 74% of image area and 425 contrast AF points
  • Debut of Real-time Eye AF for movie recording[vi] and advanced Real-time Tracking[vii] plus Real-time Eye AF for still image recording
  • Features an APS-C crop mode delivering stunning high resolution images of 26.2MP[ii]
  • 5.76 million dot UXGA (Ultra-XGA) OLED Tru-Finder™ electronic viewfinder with outstanding detail, brightness and contrast
  • Upgraded connectivity and operability including high-speed Wi-Fi support, wireless PC remote connectivity[viii], FTP wireless transfer, faster data transfer via USB and more
  • Professional 4K movie recording functionality including full pixel readout with no pixel binning in Super 35mm mode[ix], S-Log3, HDR workflow support
  • Multi Interface Shoe™ with digital audio interface delivers the high-quality sound recording with Sony’s new microphone and XLR microphone adaptor
  • Additional enhancements to the body design include an improved grip and button layout for improved control with compact, lightweight body
NEW YORK — July 16, 2019 — Sony Electronics Inc. today announced the latest addition to its acclaimed Alpha 7R series full-frame mirrorless camera line-up: the extremely versatile, powerful Alpha 7R IV (model ILCE-7RM4).
 
Sony’s highest resolution full-frame camera ever, the new Alpha 7R IV delivers stunning image quality with high resolution and wide dynamic range while maintaining outstanding focusing performance, high-speed continuous shooting and much, much more.
 
“We are continuing to drive innovation, break boundaries and redefine the expectations of digital camera performance,” said Neal Manowitz, deputy president of Imaging Product and Solutions Americas at Sony Electronics. “The new Alpha 7R IV combines medium format-level image quality with high-speed shooting, extremely fast focusing and an extensive list of upgrades to design, connectivity and usability. This will allow professional photographers, videographers and all other types of creators to capture content in ways that were simply not possible before.”
 
A New Level of Image Quality
 
The new Alpha 7R IV features a newly developed 35mm full-frame, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor with a resolution of 61.0 MP[ii], the world’s first[i] of its kind. The new sensor’s back-illuminated structure and effective noise reduction techniques combine to deliver extremely low-noise and high-sensitivity performance, ensuring the absolute maximum image quality. The camera also boasts an impressive 15-stopiii dynamic range at low sensitivities, resulting in smooth natural gradations ranging from deep shadows to highlights, and utilizes algorithms from many of the latest Alpha cameras to maintain outstanding color reproduction.
 
This new full-frame model is equipped with an innovative 5-axis, optical in-body image stabilization system that has been fine-tuned to support its high-resolution shooting capacity, resulting in a shutter speed advantage of 5.5-steps[x]. Additionally, the shutter unit assembly has been carefully redesigned to reduce even the slightest movement that may cause blur.
 
The Alpha 7R IV also includes Sony’s highest resolution viewfinder ever, a 5.76 million dot UXGA OLED Tru-finder EVF. About 1.6x the resolution of the EVF in the Alpha 7R III, this new viewfinder provides an extremely accurate, true-to-life depiction of the scene being framed. The display quality can be set to ‘Standard’ or ‘High’ mode, and to either 60 fps or 120 fps refresh rate to best match the subject and shooting conditions.
 
Additionally, the new camera features an evolved Pixel Shift Multi Shooting[xi] mode that composites up to 16 full-resolution images. In this mode, the camera precisely shifts the sensor in one pixel or half-pixel increments to capture 16 separate pixel-shifted images containing a total of 963.2 million pixels of data, which are then composited into a 240.8 million pixel (19008 x 12672 pixels) image using Sony’s “Imaging Edge™” desktop application[xii]. Ideal for photographing architecture, art or any other still life subject, this enhanced mode produces photographs with a level of detail and color accuracy that is simply stunning.
 
Shooting and Focusing Speed
 
The innovative new Alpha 7R IV full-frame mirrorless camera can shoot full resolution images at up to 10 fps[iv] with continuous, accurate AF/AE tracking for up to approximately seven seconds[v] in full-frame, full-resolution mode (JPEG / RAW), and approx. three times as long in APS-C crop mode delivering 26.2MP[ii] images. These high-speed options ensure that fast moving subjects can be captured with extreme accuracy and incredible image detail.
 
The upgraded focusing system of the Alpha 7R IV is comprised of 567 focal-plane phase-detection AF points that cover approximately 74 percent of the image area. There are also 425 contrast AF points that add extra precision and reliability for low light and other situations that are best served by contrast AF. The higher AF sensor density and refined tracking algorithms of the new camera produce a notable improvement in tracking performance, allowing complex subject motion and sudden subject movements to be reliably tracked with greater precision than ever.
 
The Alpha 7R IV also supports Real-time Eye AF, which employs artificial intelligence to detect and process eye location data in real-time, locking and maintaining focus on the subject’s eye with extreme precision. This is available for both animal and human subjects, with either animal or human Eye AF mode selectable depending on the shooting situation. Real-time Tracking[vii] is available as well, which utilizes a newly developed subject recognition algorithm to ensure the ultimate subject tracking and persistence of the focusing system. There is also an anti-flicker shooting[xiii] mode, which automatically detects the presence of fluorescent or artificial lighting in a shooting environment to minimize any impact on the final image.
 
Enhanced Connectivity for Professional Workflow
 
Sony’s new Alpha 7R IV full-frame camera is equipped with a variety of advanced connectivity features designed to enhance professional workflow. The new model includes wireless LAN functionality to support the conventional 2.4 GHz band, as well as a high-speed 5 GHz[xiv] band for faster, more stable data transfer. Wireless PC remote connectivity (wireless tethering shooting)[viii] is also available on the new Alpha 7R IV, a first for Sony cameras. Requested by many working professionals, this allows for much more freedom in studio and location shoots, letting the photographer move around freely and without restriction.
 
In addition to high-speed Wi-Fi® and wireless PC connectivity[viii], the new full-frame camera is equipped with a SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.2 Gen 1) USB Type-C™ connector that supports extremely fast wired data transmission, with almost doubled data transfer speed achieved in combination with Sony’s Imaging Edge software (compared to the Alpha 7R III). It also supports FTP data transfer with background transfer capability, allowing photographers to send images to a specified FTP remote server while they are still shooting or reviewing images.
 
To support an efficient, high-speed, connected professional workflow, Sony has announced version 2.0 of its “Imaging Edge” desktop applications (‘Remote’/’Viewer’/’Edit’)[xiii]. The ’Remote’ application allows users to control cameras and monitor live shooting on their PC screen; the ‘Viewer‘ application is used to quickly preview, rate and select photos from large libraries; and the ’Edit‘ application can develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery.
 
To maximize convenience in image transfer, when utilizing the latest version of Sony’s Imaging Edge Mobile™ application[xv], the camera can now transfer images to a connected smartphone even if the camera’s power is set to OFF[xvi].
 
High-resolution 4K and Professional Filmmaking Features
 
In addition to its impressive still image capabilities, the new Alpha 7R IV performs exceptionally well as a serious filmmaking tool, offering 4K (3840x2160 pixels) video recording across the full width of the image sensor, and full pixel readout without pixel binning in Super 35mm mode[ix]. This ensures high-quality 4K footage with exceptional detail and depth. S-Log 2 and S-Log 3 are also available to maximize color grading flexibility, with S-Log 3 offering a total of 14-stops of dynamic range. Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)[xvii] is also available on the Alpha 7R IV to support an Instant HDR workflow.
 
For video autofocus, the versatile new full-frame camera utilizes a refined Fast Hybrid AF system that achieves faster, smoother, more stable autofocus during video shooting – even if an object temporarily moves in front of the intended subject. The camera also includes Touch Tracking functionality during movie shooting, allowing the user to simply touch the screen on their intended subject for instant acquisition.
 
The new Alpha 7R IV debuts Real-time Eye AF for movie shooting, a first in any of Sony’s cameras. When activated, the eye of a subject is automatically tracked with high precision and reliability, allowing the shooter to focus on the content itself as opposed to what is in focus or not. The aforementioned Touch Tracking functionality will also automatically initiate Eye AF when a human subject is selected.
 
Another notable video feature is the addition of a digital audio interface to the camera’s Multi Interface Shoe™ (MI Shoe), allowing a direct, digital connection from the new ECM-B1M Shotgun Microphone or XLR-K3M XLR Adaptor Kit for clear, low-noise and high-quality audio recording. Interval shooting for creating time-lapse videos is available, as well as full HD recording at up to 120 fps, Slow and Quick Motion[xviii] functions and much more.
 
Enhanced Build, Design and Customizability
 
The new Alpha 7R IV has several upgrades to its design and usability, with many adjustments being implemented directly from the voice of Sony’s professional community.
 
To maximize durability, the new Alpha 7R IV features upgraded dust and moisture resistance[xix], with additional sealing provided at all body seams, battery compartment cover and media slots. The camera is built with an extremely lightweight and durable magnesium alloy and also has an upgraded six screw, extra-firm lens mount.
 
Additional enhancements to the body design include an improved grip for greater comfort and a more sure hold within the hand; an increase in the diameter and feedback for the ‘AF-ON’ button; a new multi-selector joystick design for improvised control; an exposure compensation dial lock button; and a redesigned shape and new position for the rear dial. A strong request from many professional users, the new camera also includes two UHS-II compatible media slots, allowing for higher overall capacity and faster read/write speeds.
 
For added convenience, camera setting registration is expanded. Now, almost all camera settings can be saved to, and read from, an inserted memory card. Up to 10 combinations can be saved to any individual card and loaded into any camera body of the same model.
 
Despite its increased pixel count compared to the Alpha 7R III, the battery life has been improved with a CIPA measurement of up to 670 still images per change using LCD monitor, or 530 images with EVF. For even more uninterrupted operating time, the new optional VG-C4EM Vertical Grip holds two NP-FZ100 batteries, and the optional Multi Battery Adaptor (NPA-MQZ1K) can hold up to four Z batteries. The body can also be powered via the USB connector[xx].
 
New Accessories
 
Sony has also released a variety of new accessories to compliment the new Alpha 7R IV camera, including:
 
  • VG-C4EM Vertical Grip – Provides same operation, handling and design as the Alpha 7R IV camera, including upgraded dust and moisture resistance[xx]; doubles battery life and allows USB battery-charging via the camera body
  • ECM-B1M Shotgun Microphone[xxi] – Eight high-performance mic capsules and advanced digital signal processing provide three selectable directivity patterns in one compact microphone of approximately 99.3mm (4 inches) in length with Super-directional pick up; when connected to the Alpha 7R IV via its Multi Interface Shoe with digital audio interface support, audio is directly transferred to the camera in digital form so that the highest possible quality is achieved without noise or degradation
  • XLR-K3M XLR Adaptor Kit[xxii] – Two XLR/TRS combo connectors and one 3.5mm stereo mini jack for microphone and line input, with extensive control that helps facilitate the post processing workflow; connected to the Alpha 7R IV via its Multi Interface Shoe with digital audio interface support, audio is directly transferred to the camera in digital form so that the highest possible audio quality is achieved without noise or degradation; supplied extension cable for Audio provides extra flexibility for camera attachment with rig, cage or bracket
  • SF-M series TOUGH – Ultra-Tough UHS-II SD card with ultra-fast speed up to 277MB/s (read) is ideal for shooting under severe circumstances, and streamlines the post-shooting workflow; supplied with file recovery software (supports both mac OS and Windows)
  • MRW-S3 – Fast USB for PC hub with UHS-II SD/microSD reader, supporting USB 3.1 Gen 2 and 100W USB Power Delivery (USB PD), contributes to efficient workflow by ultra-fast, stable backup to PC or SSD
Pricing and Availability
 
The new Alpha 7R IV Full-frame Interchangeable Lens Camera will ship in September 2019 for approximately $3,500 US and $4,500 CA. It will be sold at a variety of Sony’s authorized dealers throughout North America.
 
The new VG-C4EM Vertical Grip will ship in September 2019 for approximately $400 US and $530 CA.
 
The new ECM-B1M Shotgun Microphone will ship in September 2019 for approximately $350 US and $470 CA.
 
The new XLR-K3M XLR Adapter Kit will ship in October 2019 for approximately $600 US and $800 CA.
 
Preorders
 
Be sure to support this site by using our links to place your preorder. Preorders for the Sony Alpha a7R IV Mirrorless Digital Camera will begin at 10am ET, Thu Jul 18: B&H | Adorama | WEX
 
Sony VG-C4EM Vertical Grip: B&H | Adorama | WEX
 
 
[i] As of July 2019, based on Sony survey of digital cameras with a full-frame image sensor
[ii] Approximately, effective
[iii] Still images. Sony test conditions
[iv] Up to 10 fps in continuous “Hi+” mode, and up to 8 fps in continuous “Hi” mode Maximum fps will depend on camera settings
[v] In JPEG (Extra fine / Fine) or compressed RAW mode
[vi] This function does not track animal eyes
[vii] “Tracking” in the menu. This function does not track animal eyes
[viii] Image Edge desktop application Ver. 2.0 or later is required
[ix] Super 35mm 4K recording results in a slightly narrower angle of view
[x] CIPA standards. Pitch/yaw shake only. Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens. Long exposure NR off
[xi] The Imaging Edge (Remote/Viewer/Edit) desktop application Ver. 2.0 or later is required for compositing. Image compositing may not be successful if camera or subject movement causes blur. Some restrictions apply to flash and other device
[xii] ‘Remote’/’Viewer’/’Edit’ version.2.0 will be released in August 2019
[xiii] Only 100 Hz and 120 Hz flicker is detected. Continuous shooting speed may decrease. Flicker-free shooting is not available during silent shooting, BULB exposure, or movie recording.
[xiv] Models sold in some countries/regions support IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz) wireless LAN only. 5 GHz communication may be restricted in some countries and regions
[xv] Imaging Edge Mobile version 7.2 will be released in July 2019
[xvi] Imaging Edge Mobile Ver. 7.2 or later is required. “Cnct. during power off” setting in camera must be turned ON and the camera and smartphone must be paired using Bluetooth® technology via the Imaging Edge Mobile application
[xvii] Connect this product to an HDR (HLG) compatible Sony TV via a USB cable when displaying HDR (HLG) movies
[xviii] Sound not recorded. Class 10 or higher SDHC/SDXC card required
[xix] Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof
[xx] A battery must be installed in the body when power is being supplied via the USB connector
[xxi] Refer to the Sony support page for details and camera compatibility information https://www.sony.net/dics/b1m/
[xxii] Refer to the Sony support page for details and camera compatibility informationhttps://www.sony.net/dics/k3m/
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 7/16/2019 10:20:55 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
70-200mm f/2.8 lenses from Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Sony, and Tamron are now included in the site's Camera Lens MTF Measurements Comparison Tool.
 
The 70-200mm f/2.8 image stabilized lens is a staple to many kits. Start comparing! Then share the results with your friends.
Post Date: 7/16/2019 8:20:02 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the B&H YouTube Channel: In this fifth video in the Audio for Video series, AB discusses tips and techniques for how to best capture audio with lavalier and boom mics. From ways to conceal lavs on talent to proper operation of a boompole, you’ll see real-world examples of the types of methods that are used to enable great audio capture, regardless of environment or application. Check it out.
 
B&H has all you need to capture audio.
Post Date: 7/16/2019 5:54:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, July 15, 2019
Just posted: Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Lens Review.
 
Along with much other information, learn why this lens' f/2.8 is equal T 5.6.
 
The Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Lens is in stock at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
Rent the Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Lens from Lensrentals.
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 7/15/2019 8:17:47 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Sunday, July 14, 2019
I spotted this lone bristlecone pine tree on my first drive up Mount Evans. The uniquely shaped tree alone on the side of the mountain begged to be in an image and on the last day of this trip, I made that pine my sunrise subject.
 
A clear sky does not hold promise for an amazing sunrise or sunset, but what can be counted on is the opportunity to incorporate a great sunstar into the image.
 
To create a sunstar from a point light source requires a narrow aperture. The narrower the aperture, the bigger the sunstar is the rule. I often select f/16 for these types of images as the effects of diffraction are usually tolerable at this aperture, even on the highest resolution cameras. A downside to using a narrow aperture with the sun in the frame is that flare effects are increased, especially from lenses with high element counts. Whether or not the flare shapes are attractive and desired may be a personal preference. Also note that, in general, wide aperture lenses create the largest sunstars.
 
Nikon Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens' f/4 aperture isn't terribly wide and in this case, I opted for f/22 to get a larger and more attractive (including stronger points) star. I don't like the softness that diffraction creates at f/22 so the portion of the frame without the sunstar in it was merged from an f/11-captured frame. I captured a 5-shot bracket (varying by 1 stop) at each aperture setting and opted to use a brighter f/11 image for the foreground.
 
The other property a clear sky can promise is a very warm light immediately after the sun rises or immediately before the sun sets and the warm first or last light of the day raking over a scene is often welcomed from a landscape photography perspective.
 
The small crescent moon included in the frame just above the left side of the pine tree was a bonus for this image.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
Post Date: 7/14/2019 3:12:02 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, July 12, 2019
Just posted: ProMediaGear PLX3x Universal L-Bracket Review.
 
I've wanted a universal L-bracket for a long time and this is the one I picked.
 
The ProMediaGear PLX3x Universal L-Bracket is in stock at Adorama
Post Date: 7/12/2019 8:32:37 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Lensbaby OMNI Creative Filter System is in stock at B&H and Adorama.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Produces Creative Reflections and Flare
  • Holds Objects in Front of Lens
  • Includes Three Effect Wands
  • Carrying Case and Wand Arms
Post Date: 7/12/2019 5:28:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Watch as Adobe's Julieanne Kost explains five feature of the crop tool, some of which you may not have known.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 7/12/2019 5:22:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The 7artisans Photoelectric 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens for Canon RF, Nikon Z, and Sony E is in stock at B&H and Adorama.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • RF-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 96mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/16
  • 1:1 Magnification, 10.2" Min. Focus
  • Floating Elements System
  • Manual Focus Design, De-Clicked Aperture
  • 10-Blade Diaphragm
Post Date: 7/12/2019 5:07:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Anhui China, Jul 8, 2019 – Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of unique Laowa camera lenses, are proud to introduce the the Nikon Z & Canon RF mount to the world’s widest rectilinear f/2 lens (Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D) and the world’s widest zoom lens (Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6).
 
Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D (Both Nikon Z & Canon RF mounts)
 
Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D (Both Nikon Z & Canon RF mounts)The Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D is currently the widest f/2 rectilinear native lens for full frame mirrorless cameras. The lens falls into the Laowa ‘Zero-D’ products line-up and the patented optical design successfully minimizes the optical distortion to the lowest. This compact and lightweight lens comprises of 12 elements in 9 groups with 2 pcs of aspherical elements and 3 pcs of Extra-low dispersion elements. Photographers can also take advantage of the super close focusing distance (less than 6” from the sensor) and the f/2 aperture to create some wide angle close-up shots with pleasing bokeh.
 
Despite the extreme specifications, Venus Optics have successfully minimized the size of the lens to only 1.1 lbs and 3” long. The flat front surface design allows photographers to use 72mm circular filter with ease. Unlike the Sony E variant, the new Nikon Z / Canon RF variants feature a design of 5 straight aperture blades which produce a clean and sharp 10-point sunstar rendering.
 
Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Zoom (Nikon Z mount only)
 
Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Zoom lens is currently the widest full frame zoom lens in the market.
 
The 102° (18mm) to 130° (10mm) FoV provides a great deal of flexibility for photographers to compose landscape or architecture photos with ease. The one-of-a-kind 130° FoV also helps photographers to realize many formerly impossible shots.
 
Similar to the Sony E-mount variant (released a few months ago), Venus Optics have managed to compress the size of this new Nikon Z variant to the smallest in its class, measuring approximately 3.5 inches (~9cm) long and weighing only 1.1 lbs (<500g) with a lens diameter of 70mm. It also incorporates a 5 straight blade aperture to deliver a sharp, clean, well-defined 10- point sunstars. The lens houses with 14 elements in 10 groups with 2 aspherical elements & 1 extra-low dispersion element. It comes with an excellent close up performance and is able to focus as close as 6” from the sensor. A rear 37mm filter thread is included to fit with 37mm UV/ND filter.
 
Venus Optics have NO plans to launch Canon R mount for Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6.
 
Availability
 
The new variants of Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D & Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 are currently available to order and from authorized resellers. Recommended Retail Price in US (without tax) is USD 849 for each lens. Pricing may vary in different countries.
 
Adorama has the following available for preorder:
 
Post Date: 7/12/2019 4:59:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, July 11, 2019
Image quality test results have been added to the Nikon Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens page.
 
Compact, light, great focal length range, and ... very nice image quality (remember that lateral CA is usually easily removed). Create your own comparisons – share the results with your friends.
 
The Nikon Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens is in stock at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX ("Awaiting Stock")
 
Rent the Nikon Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens from Lensrentals.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 7/11/2019 7:22:03 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Nikon Europe:
 
On February 26, 2014, Nikon released a Service Advisory informing users of the D600 that Nikon would provide corrective servicing, free of charge, of D600 cameras exhibiting a particular issue.
 
This announcement is to inform users of the D600 that requests for this free corrective servicing will only be accepted until January 10, 2020. Service to address this issue requested after the offer of free service expires will be handled in accordance with standard Nikon repair policies.
 
If you would like to have your Nikon D600 inspected for this issue and corrected as needed, at no cost to you, please request the service from a Nikon service center as soon as possible.
 
Issue
 
Some users have indicated the appearance of multiple granular dust spots in images captured with the Nikon D600 digital-SLR camera. These granular dust spots are reflections of internal dust generated with camera operation, or external dust particles that have found their way into the camera, either, or both of which, have adhered to the camera's low-pass filter.
 
While the structure and concept of digital-SLR cameras make the complete elimination of these dust spots very difficult, it has come to our attention that, in some rare cases, they may be reflected noticeably in images. Therefore, Nikon is informing users of a service to reduce this issue again.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 7/11/2019 6:02:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Sigma:
 
Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art
 
Ultimate large-diameter, wide-angle zoom lens optimized for full-frame mirrorless cameras -“The definitive lens for astrophotography” with astonishing resolution.
 
Many photographers like to use low sensitivity shooting to minimize noise as much as they can. Particularly in the photography of starry skies, bright wide-angle lenses are often selected because they can efficiently collect weak light. The 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN | Art has been developed as the ultimate large-diameter, wide-angle zoom lens by optimizing the standard specifications for photographing starry skies for full-frame mirrorless cameras. The uniform rendering performance and outstanding resolution to the edge of the frame make it the “definitive lens for astrophotography.” By utilizing the characteristics of the short flange focal length, this new-generation large-diameter zoom lens combines both compact body and unprecedented high-resolution image quality.
 
About Product Name: Product name includes “DG” when the lens is designed to deliver the ultimate in performance on cameras with full-frame sensors, and “DN” when the lens design is optimized for mirrorless cameras with the short flange focal length.
 
Key features
 
  1. Newly developed high-performance lens series for full-frame mirrorless cameras - With mirrorless cameras emerging at an accelerated pace, expectations towards lenses suited for high-performance full-frame mirrorless cameras are growing.Unfortunately, many photographers may feel that they have little choices for mirrorless lens systems in terms of performance, size, extensive lineup, and due to the burden of having to use multiple systems.SIGMA has thus developed and proposes this new full-frame mirrorless lens series as the optimal solution to this challenge. SIGMA will develop interchangeable lenses with unprecedented specifications and performance by designs that benefit from the short flange focal length feature of mirrorless cameras while retaining the concepts of “Contemporary,” “Art,” and “Sports.”We will announce three models as the first lenses from this series.
    • 45mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary - Compact size is realized while maintaining high image quality and is compatible with full-frame mirrorless cameras. This prime lens refines the concept of the Contemporary line.
    • 35mm F1.2 DG DN | Art - The world’s first 35mm F1.2 as L-Mount and Sony E-mount autofocus lens for full-frame mirrorless system. The high image quality of the Art line that pursues ultimate performance is realized by F1.2 maximum aperture.
    • 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN | Art - Large-diameter, ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. While pursuing the ultimate image quality of the Art line, the size is reduced thanks to the exclusive design for mirrorless cameras.
  2. High-resolution image quality developed with exclusive low dispersion glass elements and NPC (Nano Porous Coating) - One FLD glass and five SLD glass elements are appropriately arranged to suppress chromatic aberration to the edge of the frame. Three aspherical lenses, including a large-diameter aspherical lens at the foremost surface, are used to effectively minimize coma flare, etc., thereby achieving mind-blowing resolution. The super multi-layer coating is combined with a newly developed NPC (Nano Porous Coating). The lens has been designed to be less susceptible to strong incident light such as backlight.
  3. Substantial functions enable user confidence, even in tough environments - Incorporating a stepping motor enables the high speed, quiet AF drive. Shooting is comfortable even in target AF such as Face/Eye Detection AF and during video shooting. The AFL button which can be assigned with various functions widens the range of operations available on the lens. Furthermore, the lens features a dust- and splash-proof structure, along with a water- and oil-repellent coating on the frontmost surface of the lens, which further supports shooting in various environments.
  4. Rear filter holder as a standard accessory - The lens comes with a rear filter holder equipped with a fall prevention lock for attaching sheet type rear filters for shooting starry skies.
Other features
 
  • Full-time manual mode
  • Available Mount Conversion Service
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Evaluation with SIGMA’s own MTF measuring system: A1
  • 11-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, rugged brass bayonet mount
  • “Made in Japan” craftsmanship

Sigma 35mm f 1.2 DG DN Art Lens

SIGMA 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art
 
Bringing the “pursuit of ultimate image quality” to the next level with an F1.2 Art line lens for mirrorless cameras
 
First wide-angle AF lens with F1.2 maximum aperture for the full-frame Sony E-mount and L-Mount system. This lens enables a creation of artwork with astounding resolution and large bokeh effects, such as portraits that make use of a shallow depth of field. It brings the development concept of the Art line “pursuit of ultimate image quality” to the next level. While utilizing optical correction function inside the camera, aberrations that are difficult to post-process are thoroughly corrected thanks to the optical design and it thereby enhances resolution.
 
Key features
 
  1. Large-diameter, ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. - While pursuing the ultimate image quality of the Art line, the size is reduced thanks to the exclusive design for mirrorless cameras.
  2. SIGMA’s First F1.2 maximum aperture, large-diameter prime lens - The "Art line in the age of mirrorless cameras" pursues ultimate performance as a large-diameter lens with a focal length of 35mm and also achieves a maximum aperture of F1.2. Three SLD glass elements and three aspherical lenses including a double-sided aspherical lens are optimally arranged in a lens construction of 17 elements in 12 groups. In addition to the optical design that makes use of the characteristic of the short flange focal length, it effectively takes advantage of the correction function inside the camera to correct distortion and peripheral illumination. Various aberrations that are difficult to correct by post-processing, such as sagittal coma flare, are thoroughly corrected by the compilation of the optical design technologies that SIGMA has cultivated, achieving an overwhelming resolution that can resolve over 50 million pixels.
  3. High operability that supports various shooting situations in both still and video - In autofocus photography, comfortable shooting for a F1.2 large-diameter lens is achieved by the large Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) that gets desired torque required to drive the focus lens group. In manual focus photography, the focus ring driven by the focus-by-wire system with the optimized torque setting responds to fine operations of the photographer. The aperture ring is also mounted with a de-click function for removing clicks, enabling seamless operations that are especially useful during video shooting.
  4. Substantial functions enable user confidence, even in tough environments - The AFL button which can be assigned with various functions widens the range of operations available on the lens. Furthermore, the lens features a dust- and splash-proof structure, along with a water- and oil-repellent coating on the frontmost surface of the lens, which further supports shooting in various environments.
Other features
 
  • Full-time manual mode
  • Hood with lock
  • Available Mount Conversion Service
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Evaluation with SIGMA’s own MTF measuring system: A1
  • 11-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, rugged brass bayonet mount
  • “Made in Japan” craftsmanship
B&H has the following available for preorder:
 
Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E
Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens for Leica L
Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E
Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Leica L
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 7/11/2019 5:21:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Image quality test results from an additional lens have been added to the Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM Lens page.
 
As I shared prior regarding the first lens' test results:
 
 
While these image quality results may appear simple, they have a background. Keeping the story short, my first copy of this lens took forever to arrive and when it did, the performance was not as expected with damage sustained in transit being strongly suspected. The second lens also took a long time to acquire and the results being shared here are from this lens.
 
Before announcing these results, I did some sanity checking including with my Canon USA technical rep. My concern (always) is ensuring that this lens' performance is representative of what buyers should expect from their own lens. The MTF charts suggest that the version III lens should perform nearly equally to the version II lens. While I'm not absolutely 100% confident that a better copy of this lens is not available (and will likely test at least one more copy of this lens to be sure), I have enough confidence that this lens is representative of the model, showing what we should expect, to share these results.
 
That said, let's jump right into the comparison that most will be interested in, the Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III vs. II Lens image quality comparison. The version III lens produces very impressive image quality wide open. My only cause for concern about this lens copy was that the version II lens is very slightly sharper in the center of the frame with the difference primarily noticeable when extenders are being used. With less lateral CA, the version III lens produces better peripheral image quality, even with the 2x extender in place.
 
Unmistakably better is the version III's weight. As I was creating this post, I grabbed the lens from my desk and ran to attempt to catch a pileated woodpecker on a tree just outside the studio. That effort reminded me how amazingly light this lens is for its specs.
 
 
Back to the new copy of this lens ... as I mentioned, I wanted to test another copy and here is the comparison between the two copies (copy "2" is the new one).
 
The Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM Lens is in stock at B&H (save the tax, use the B&H Payboo card) | Adorama | Amazon | WEX.
 
Rent the Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM Lens from Lensrentals.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/10/2019 8:10:19 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From B&H:
 
Apple has updated the MacBook Air and the entry-level 13" MacBook Pro. The MacBook Air gets a True Tone display, while the entry-level 13" MacBook Pro gets fully kitted out with an 8th-Gen Intel® Core™ quad-core processor, Touch Bar, True Tone, and more. The MacBook Air now has True Tone on its Retina Display. True Tone automatically adjusts the white balance to the color temperature of the light around you, providing a much more natural viewing experience. Learn more here.
 
Preorder the new Macs at B&H.
Category: Apple News
Post Date: 7/10/2019 7:18:34 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
by Sean Setters
 
If you're like me, after having purchased the 5DayDeal Complete Video Creators Bundle (especially over multiple years), you may have a ton of LUTs (Look Up Tables) that can be used to color grade your videos and images. For instance, the last time I counted, I had over 600 LUTs sitting in a folder on my hard drive. Unfortunately, sifting through my LUTs to find one that's appropiate for a specific video/photo project has has been a painfully slow and tedius process, requiring the of application of each LUT individually within the software editor for preview purposes.
 
Thankfully, there's a better way. A Swedish software designer has created an excellent (and free) program – Bulk LUTs Previewer – that allows for fast and easy previewing of your locally stored LUTs.
 
How Does Bulk LUTs Previewer Work?
 
It's really simple.
 
  1. Open the program and click "Import" to point Bulk LUTs Previewer to the image you'd like to use as the sample. I'd suggest using a small resolution image as a full-resolution image will make the previews load significantly slower.
  2. Click the "3D Luts" button and navigate to your folder containing the LUTs.
  3. Click "Generate" to generate the LUT previews.
Bulk LUTs Previewer Screenshot

How to Apply a LUT in Photoshop
 
Once you've found the LUT you'd like to use, here are the steps for applying the LUT to an image in Photoshop.
 
  • Open your image and add a Color Lookup Table adjustment layer.
  • In the Properties panel of the adjustment layer, click "Load 3D LUT..."
  • Click the "Load 3D LUT..." option and navigate to the appropriate LUT.
While the sofware is free, I highly suggest donating to the author (using the "About" menu option) to encourage the software's further development (I did).
 
Download: Bulk LUTs Previewer
Post Date: 7/10/2019 5:55:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
As a photographer, you've probably run into a situation where your camera's sensor couldn't capture the full range of brightness levels in a scene, necessitating techniques – such as bracketing – to obtain a higher dynamic range image. Well, those recording audio often face a similar issue capturing the full range of sounds available without clipping and/or distortion.
 
However, the new Zoom F6 uilizes 32-bit floating recording and dual analog to digital converters (one tuned to capture loud sounds, one tuned to capture low sounds) which the unit combines to create a full range of clean audio. The processing is so good, in fact, that it's almost impossible to clip audio when the device is set to 32-bit recording (the limiter isn't even available at this setting).
 
B&H has the Zoom F6 6-Input / 14-Track Multi-Track Field Recorder available for preorder.
 Tuesday, July 9, 2019
If you are you interested in photographing brown bears chasing salmon (among other things) in a remote section of Katmai National Park, I need to hear from you very soon.
 
I have the opportunity to charter a boat with an extremely-experienced operator, one very familiar with coastal Katmai NP and the brown bears. Photographing brown bears chasing and catching salmon is the anticipated highlight of this trip which would take place at the typical peak of the salmon run, at end of August or early September in 2020.
 
I've had the privilege of going on this trip and highly recommend having it on your bucket list.
 
The scenery in this area is amazing. The float plane flight to and from the boat is amazing. The animals are amazing. Every day is a new adventure.
 
I do not have much time to lock in this opportunity. I need 8 participants to make this affordable with the cost being very approximately $8,500 for 6 nights. This rough estimate cost is all-inclusive from Kodiak (and possibly Homer) (aside from crew tips).
 
Again, the window on this opportunity will close quickly, so I need to hear from you soon if this is a trip you are interested in joining me on. Email me now to reserve your spot or ask questions!
From Sony:
 
Sony Electronics Boosts Full-frame Lens Line-up with Introduction of FE 35mm F1.8 Lightweight Prime
 
SAN DIEGO —July 9, 2019 —Sony Electronics Inc. today announced the latest addition to its E-mount full-frame lens line-up with the introduction of the FE 35mm F1.8 wide-angle prime lens, model SEL35F18F.
 
The compact dimensions and lightweight of this full-frame, large-aperture lens provide mobility and convenience for shooting a wide range of subjects, such as everyday snapshots, food photography, landscapes, night scenes and more. The new lens provides outstanding corner-to-corner image quality, while its quiet autofocus and tenacious tracking performance make it a great choice for both stills and movie shooting. Additionally, its compact form makes it an appealing choice for both APS-C body users, offering a 52.5mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras.
 
“Our E-mount lens lineup now includes 34 full-frame models and 52 lenses in total,” said Neal Manowitz, deputy president of Imaging Products and Solutions Americas at Sony Electronics. “The new 35mm prime combines outstanding corner-to-corner sharpness with a compact design, making it an ideal choice for a wide range of shooters. Sony will continue to develop and expand its imaging lineup, giving creators more options than ever before to realize their vision.”
 
Product Highlights
 
High-resolution and large-aperture, full-frame performance in compact and lightweight lens
 
  • Large F1.8 maximum aperture, weighing in at just 280 grams and measuring 65.6 mm (diameter) by 73.0mm (length); this new lens sets a new standard for portability
  • Advanced optical construction, including an aspherical element to suppress aberration and deliver high resolution throughout the entire image frame; 9-blade circular aperture enhances beautiful bokeh
  • Minimum focus distance of 0.22m and maximum magnification of 0.24x offer easy access to the world of close-up photography
Versatile control and handling for a wide range of imaging needs
 
  • Conveniently placed, customizable focus hold button and a focus mode switch for instantaneous switching between auto and manual focus
  • Linear Response Manual Focus for fine, responsive manual focus control
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant design add to the versatility and reliability of this new lens and invoke a feeling of confidence in the user
Quiet AF with excellent tracking for movies as well as stills
 
  • Fast, precise and quiet linear-motor AF drive system for both stills and continuous focus control
Pricing and Availability
 
The FE 35mm F1.8 will ship in August 2019 for approximately $750 US and $800 CA and will be sold at a variety of Sony’s authorized dealers throughout North America.
 
Preorders
 
Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Lens preorders start at 11am ET on Thu, Jul 11th (be sure to preorder using our links): B&H | Adorama | WEX
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 7/9/2019 10:07:56 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Just posted: Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens Review.
 
This is an outstanding lens.
 
The Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens is available for order at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX (in stock – act fast)
 
Rent the Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens from Lensrentals.
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 7/9/2019 8:02:56 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/9/2019 5:01:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, July 8, 2019
Canon has formally announced Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM Lens:
 
ALERTING ALL WANDERLUST PHOTOGRAPHERS, CANON ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST RF TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS, THE RF 24-240MM F4-6.3 IS USM
 
The All-in-One RF Travel Lens Provides High-End Features Such as Nano USM at an Entry-Level Price Tag
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., July 8, 2019 –Introducing the next travel companion for photographers, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the sixth lens in the RF family, the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM telephoto zoom lens. As the first telephoto zoom lens designed for EOS R and EOS RP full-frame mirrorless cameras, the compact and lightweight 10x zoom RF 24-240mm provides photographers high-quality images and video capture at a budget-friendly price point.
 
“Providing photographers of all skill levels with the invaluable tools to help capture and create the images they desire has been and will continue to be a paramount goal for Canon,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The new RF 24-240mm is an excellent option as an all-around travel lens that provides attractive features for a wide variety of image capture.”
 
The RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM lens is equipped with Nano USM, providing users quick, high-speed and precision auto focus (AF) when shooting video and capturing still images. With the powerful Nano USM, this lens allows photographers and videographers full time manual focusing making possible the fine tuning and adjusting of focus while in AF mode. This is the first Canon lens designed for full-frame cameras to feature Dynamic IS and utilizes a CIPA-standard, five-stop image stabilization system. The five-stop IS allows photographers to capture images and record videos with minimal shake, even during nighttime sightseeing or in dimly lit indoor events, without the need of a tripod.
 
When paired with the recently announced EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera, the compact and lightweight portability of the RF 24-240mm rivals that of a Canon APS-C camera system with a comparable EF-S lens. The RF 24-240mm and EOS RP kitted together are only slightly heavier and longer than the EOS Rebel T7i when it is kitted with the EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS. The diminished form factor of the new lens and EOS RP together, as compared to other full-frame mirrorless camera systems using a similar focal-length telephoto zoom lens, make the lens and camera the ideal kit for travelers who are constantly on the go.
 
Additional features of the Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM include:
 
  • Minimum focusing distance of 1.64 feet/0.50 meters at wide angle and 2.56 feet/0.78 meters at telephoto
  • Maximum magnification of 0.26x at telephoto
  • Approximate weight of 750 grams/26.4 ounces
  • Customizable control ring that allows photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO
  • 21 lens elements in 15 groups including one Aspheric and Two UD Lens
  • 12-pin communication system
Pricing and Availability
 
The Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3mm IS USM lens is scheduled to be available September 2019 for an estimated retail price of $899.99*. In addition, Canon will offer a new EOS RP kit that includes the RF-24-240mm for an estimated retail price of $2199.00*.
 
†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
 
*Specifications, availability and prices are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

 
Preorders
 
Preorder the new Canon cameras and lens here: B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/8/2019 9:04:38 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Canon:
 
UPGRADE YOUR VISUAL STORYTELLING TOOLS WITH TWO NEWLY ENHANCED POWERSHOT G-SERIES CAMERAS FROM CANON
 
The PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II are the New Powerhouse Cameras for Visual Creators and Advanced Amateurs
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., July 8, 2019 – Ansel Adams, one of the greatest landscape photographers once said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” Never have truer words been spoken as digital photography has evolved and storytelling is shared through multiple mediums. Providing visual storytellers more options to bring their imaginative visions to life, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduces the PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II cameras. Successors to the PowerShot G7 X II and PowerShot G5 X respectively, these new cameras usher in a plethora of new and innovative functionalities. Depending on the model, new innovative features include live-streaming available with YouTube* (via wireless connection), a pop-up electrical viewfinder (EVF) and 4K video shooting.
 
“Creators and photographers of all levels are reinventing the way stories are told and, as technology has progressed, so have the diverse needs of our customers,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With features such as live-stream to YouTube* and a pop-up EVF, the PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II are true testaments to the company’s commitment to integrate the latest advancements for those who choose to digitally stream their journeys with the world or seek to scale and capture the highest peaks.”
 
Even though the PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II have many individualized, unique qualities, both include many core features that are true to Canon’s imaging excellence. These features include:
 
  • DIGIC 8 Imaging Processor
  • 20.1 Megapixel** 1.0-inch stacked CMOS sensor to achieve high image quality, high functionality and fast speeds
  • 4K up to 30p, Full HD up to 60p, FHD up to 120p, HDR, high frame rate movie with no crop
  • High-speed continuous shooting at a maximum of 20 FPS
  • Highest ISO speed in the PowerShot category with a maximum of 12,800
  • Wi-Fi®1 and Bluetooth®2 connectivity
  • USB-C charge power supply
Craft Your Own Unique Visual Voice with the PowerShot G7 X III
 
Calling all YouTube creators, the PowerShot G7 X III is primed to be the next-generation vlogging camera. The PowerShot G7 X III features live-streaming to YouTube** capability via a wireless connection, allowing for creators of all levels to easily capture and post content in real time. The PowerShot G7 X III also offers vertical video support***, 4K up to 30P high-rate movie with no crop, full HD up to 120p, and an optical 4.2x lens, helping to achieve high image quality. Powered by the company’s DIGIC 8 image processor, a new 20.1 Megapixel** sensor, and wrapped within a compact body with a microphone jack, the PowerShot G7 X III offers innovative technologies, an improved user interface and Creative Assist for both video and still photography needs.
 
Capture on-the-go with the PowerShot G5 X Mark II
 
A lighter, compact and premium point and shoot camera that touts a new pop-up EVF, touch and drag AF and new optical 5x lens, the PowerShot G5 X Mark II is perfectly positioned to provide high image quality and valuable functions. From trekking through various terrains of Patagonia where users can leverage the new panoramic shot feature, to capturing key moments with loved ones, the PowerShot G5 X Mark II will satisfy the needs of advanced amateurs who regularly use and are familiar with Canon EOS cameras as a second camera or integrate it into their daily lives.
 
The PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II have an estimated retail price of $749.99 and $899.99†, respectively and are expected to be available in August 2019. For more information and the full list of product specifications, visit http://shop.usa.canon.com/
 
†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
 
1 Compatible with iOS® versions 9.3/10.3, Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0/7.0/7.1. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.
 
2 Compatible with select smartphone and tablet devices (Android™ version 5.0 or later and the following iOS® devices: iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3rd gen. or later, iPod Touch 5th gen. or later) equipped with Bluetooth® version 4.0 or later and the Camera Connect.
 
* The live streaming service available with this product is for live streaming on YouTube only. To use live streaming, you need to have an active YouTube account and a CANON iMAGE GATEWAY account. Please be aware that YouTube may change, stop, or terminate its services, including live streaming, at any time without notice. Canon makes no representations or warranties with respect to any third party product or service, including live streaming.
 
** Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
 
*** Vertical Video Support is not available when utilizing the live streaming service available with this product (on YouTube only).
 
†Availability, prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

 
Preorders
 
Preorder the new Canon cameras and lens here: B&H | Adorama
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/8/2019 9:03:27 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the Adorama YouTube Channel:
 
Every studio needs a mirror but to avoid accidental light bounce it's usually kept well away from the shooting area . However if used carefully, a mirror can make a great prop. In this video Gavin Hoey shows you how to use a regular household mirror in a small home studio and create a stunning reflection portrait.
 
Gavin covers all the essential information you need to recreate this photo including, what type of mirror, how to light a pure white background and some simple Photoshop tricks that help give the final mirror image some polish.
 
Related Products
 
Post Date: 7/8/2019 5:12:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, July 7, 2019
Untimely was that Mount Evans and the other high peaks in the Colorado Rockies were the recipients of a summer snowstorm that dumped up-to-2' (that's right, feet, not inches — 0.6m) of snow the weekend just prior to my Monday afternoon arrival, closing the mountain for the first two days of my trip. Weather is one of the many reasons for planning more time at a location than seems necessary and for this trip, 4 days was definitely not too long.
 
There is often a photographic upside to bad weather and in this case, that upside was snow available for inclusion in both the foreground and often the distant background of images. Adorable baby mountain goats in snow works for me.
 
Bonus points are awarded for images having all of a wildlife subject's feet visible. Very often subjects are in an environment that does not allow the feet to be completely visible (grass in a meadow for example). This little kid (what a baby goat is called) was racing around and conveniently opted to run over this rock (it's what all kids do, right?).
 
I have a tendency to frame my wildlife images too tight and the base image used for this shot was vertically tighter than I liked. Fortunately, I had another image in the burst sequence that permitted a vertical panorama to be created, giving my kid some breathing room.
 
While I would like the Canon EOS 5Ds R to have a higher frame rate for wildlife photography, the images it creates are simply awesome, especially when a lens like the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens is in front of it. I lugged a 600mm f/4 with me for the duration of this trip but used it very infrequently due to extremely high winds at the over-14,000' (4,267m) elevation making subject framing too difficult. That issue along with 400mm being often sufficient at the top of this mountain meant the 600 spent most of the week in the SUV. The 100-400 allowed capture of environmental wildlife portraits as desired and that technique was definitely desirable at the top of this mountain.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
400mm  f/8.0  1/2000s
ISO 400
8688 x 6312px
Post Date: 7/7/2019 7:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, July 5, 2019

 
I switched to using back button focusing about a year ago and now I never want to go back. [Sean]
 
From the Canon Austalia YouTube Channel:
 
Learn how to back button focus with this step-by-step video guide by Canon Collective Ambassador, Kass Brumley. With this video guide, you will learn how back-button focus works, use cases and how to set it up on a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and similar models.
 
These are the key steps to follow in order to set back-button focus:
 
Step 1: Disable Autofocussing from the Shutter Button - 1:53
Step 2: Select ‘Metering Start’ - 2:13
Step 3: Assign Your AF-ON Button - 2:33
Step 4: Select a Focussing Mode - 2:53
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/5/2019 7:47:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD Lens for Canon EF is in stock at B&H and Adorama.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Maximum Aperture Range: f/2.8-4
  • Low Dispersion and Aspherical Elements
  • Optimized Silent Drive AF Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/5/2019 7:22:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Rokinon AF 45mm f/1.8 FE Lens for Sony E in stock with free expedited shipping.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Two Aspherical Elements
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 7/5/2019 7:18:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, July 4, 2019
From Tamron:
 
We appreciate your continuous patronage for supporting Tamron products.
 
In regards our new introduction, 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A046), which is scheduled to be released on Thursday, July 25, 2019, we are receiving orders more than anticipated. We regret to inform that production planned for the launch are falling short to fulfill all the inquiries received. Please be informed that there is a chance not all inquiries can be fulfilled after the launch date.
 
We sincerely apologize for all the inconvenience that this may cause to our customers, including our stakeholders, as well.
 
It is anticipated that delivery to some customers who have already ordered the product might be made some time after the release date. In addition, for those who are planning to place an order soon, because we deliver sequentially, it may take time for the product to be delivered.
 
We are making our every effort to deliver the products at the earliest possible stage. Your understanding and patience will be greatly appreciated.
 
B&H has the Tamron 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD Lens available for preorder.
Posted to: Sony News
Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 7/4/2019 4:42:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, July 3, 2019
For those residing in the USA, Independence Day (aka, the 4th of July) is often celebrated with freinds, family, grilled food and fireworks. With so many fireworks displays occurring this evening (either in a city center or in your own backyard), you may want to brush up on your fireworks photography techniques before the colorful bursts paint the night sky.
 
Fireworks Photography Tips
 
Post Date: 7/3/2019 8:50:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Adorama YouTube Channel:
 
Join Daniel Norton OnSet as he creates a dynamic portrait using the qualities of hard light. While soft light hides texture, hard light brings it out, casting shadows and patterns as well as helps with color saturation and contrast.
 
Related Products at Adorama
 
Post Date: 7/3/2019 5:07:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Advancing Your Photography:
 
John Todd is a dynamic sports photographer who's managed to capture some of the biggest sporting events from surfing, to golf, to soccer. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, ESPN, the New York Times, and the list just goes on. I sat down with him and asked him for his inside tips for outstanding sports photography that you can go right out and use.
 
Be sure to check out more of John Todd's work on Instagram.
Post Date: 7/3/2019 4:37:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, July 2, 2019
If you are a bull elk, there comes a time in life when you are mostly alone during the rut. The other bulls your size have become your enemies and the larger bulls are going to beat you up if you get too close to the herd. You become referred to as a satellite bull.
 
While this bull is relatively large, he is no match for those having the cows. Bigger is usually better in terms of bull elk subjects, but I cannot resist photographing the smaller bulls in the right scenarios.
 
While I often seek sunlight from my back when photographing wildlife, the animal looking directly into the sun often works well from a lighting perspective. In this case, I was aligning a non-distracting background (that happened to be in the shade of a cloud) to help the elk prominently stand out in the frame.
 
There is only one opening remaining for the September elk in rut photo tour!
 
Consider joining a small group of passionate wildlife photographers pursuing these awesome animals. 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
  • Filled/Wait List: 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: 7/2/2019 12:46:56 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the Canon USA YouTube Channel:
 
Join Canon Advisor Eric Stoner in the Ghost Town in Nelson, Nevada as he shows you how to get creative with your images by combining CTO, or Color Temperature Orange, gels with your flash to achieve moody night skies during the day.
 
Related Videos
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS RP and colored gels.
Post Date: 7/2/2019 5:23:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, July 1, 2019
Since it was introduced, I have used the Think Tank Photo (MindShift Gear) Backlight 26L more than any other camera backpack. It has a great design, great build quality, and it is sized just right for a large percentage of my needs.
 
Just before leaving for Colorado last week, Think Tank Photo sent me a BackLight 18L and I managed to use it as my personal item for the flights (it is marginally sized for this use). The pack is basically the same as its larger sibling and not much different in size from the Trailscape 18L, though it is more feature-filled including a padded waist belt. The 18L holds two non-gripped bodies with mounted lenses (up to at least a 100-400mm zoom) along with a nice number of accessories and/or additional lenses. In the future, this will likely be the pack I use when I don't need as much space as the 26L provides.
 
Need more space? The 36L and new Elite 45L are also discounted with the larger-sized packs having a greater amount of savings (higher price with the same percentage discount). I'm hoping for the opportunity to try the 45L as it looks awesome.
 
Visit the BackLight sale at Think Tank Photo to save 15% on all of the BackLight series backpacks.
 
I said, "Free Stuff". When purchasing one of these packs, you qualify for a free Lens Switch Case valued at $42.50 (mail-in offer).
 
More "Free Stuff": using this site's links qualified for an additional offer: "Receive a free gift when you purchase at least $50 of gear, free ground shipping, and the best customer service in the industry."
 
Get your BackLight now.
In the USA, the July 4th holiday is a great time to get your hand on some new and exciting gear to try out. Lensrentals is making that easier.
 
For orders including July 4th, use coupon code TYNEXT at Lensrentals to get a full week's rental for the price of 4 days.
Post Date: 7/1/2019 9:41:33 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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Post Date: 7/1/2019 9:26:03 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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