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 Friday, August 25, 2017
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Elvid SkyVision 7" On-Camera & Aerial Imaging LCD Monitor available for $139.95 with free shipping. Regularly $329.95.
 
Included Free: Elvid Remote Control Monitor Bracket
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 1024 x 600 Resolution LCD
  • Stretches DSLR Signal to Full Screen
  • Supports HD 1920x1080 Video
  • Peaking for Focus Adjustments
  • Color Check Modes for Calibration
  • HDMI Input and Composite Input/Output
  • Built-In Sony L Series Type Batt Plate
  • Built-In 32 Channel 5.8 GHz Receiver
  • Built-In DVR with Micro-SD Card Slot
  • Collapsible Sun Hood Included
Post Date: 8/25/2017 5:28:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H is featuring Ruggard Fabric Rain Shields as a Daily Deal with all sizes marked down considerably.
 
Rain sheilds such as these don't take up very much room in the gear bag, yet will prove invaluable for shooting in inclement weather.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Protects DSLR from Rain, Dust, Mud
  • Easy-to-Use
  • Full Access to DSLR Controls/Viewfinder
  • Ideally Used with Lens Hood
  • Drawstring Closures
  • Tripod Mountable
  • Zippered Storage Pouch & Clip Included
  • Strong 210D Ripstop Nylon Construction
Post Date: 8/25/2017 5:17:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 24, 2017
For rentals arriving by 9/8, use coupon code EXPLORE17 at LensRentals to save $25.00 on any rental of $150.00 or more.
Post Date: 8/24/2017 12:47:03 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
 
CarePAK PLUS Now Includes Image Recovery For All Consumer-Level Canon Printers with a Memory Card Slot
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., August 24, 2017 – To provide that extra layer of security consumers are looking for when capturing or printing life’s treasured moments, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced that the Canon CarePAK PLUS accidental damage protection plan will now include Image Recovery for all consumer-level Canon printers with a memory card slot. Already included with CarePAK PLUS for Canon cameras and camcorders, Image Recovery is designed to help retrieve lost or corrupted images or video files that might otherwise be gone forever.
 
Image Recovery is a newly added benefit of the Canon CarePAK PLUS plan, which also offers protection for hardware from accidental damage such as drops, spills, power surges and more. Additionally, CarePAK PLUS covers normal product wear and tear beyond the standard warranty period. With Canon CarePAK PLUS, a damaged product will be repaired, or replaced with an equivalent product.
 
“Canon U.S.A. is committed to providing the robust support for a worry-free ownership experience. We want our customers to know that we are here for them by providing extensive solutions – even for the unexpected,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The newly expanded Canon CarePAK PLUS coverage gives our customers even more reason to feel confident in choosing Canon.”
 
With Canon CarePAK PLUS, customers will enjoy service provided exclusively by Canon, which no other full-coverage service plan for Canon consumer-level cameras, camcorders or printers can offer. Coverage includes genuine Canon factory service using genuine Canon parts, rapid repair processing, and 100 percent U.S.-based tech support that is never outsourced.
 
The additional value Canon CarePAK PLUS gives customers peace of mind, thus allowing them to focus on enjoying their Canon product with confidence. For additional details about Canon CarePAK PLUS, please visit: usa.canon.com/carepak-plus
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 8/24/2017 10:28:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the FreeWave Orbit Motorized Pan Head with Remote and MPH-P8 Plate Kit available for $134.95 with free shipping. Regularly $174.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Programmable 360° Panoramic Movement
  • Remote Range: 100'
  • 3 Panning Speeds
  • 1-200 Programmable Positions
  • 3/8"-16 Tripod Mount
  • 2.4 GHz Frequency
  • Head is Powered by Nikon EN-EL3e Battery
  • Remote Powered by 2 x AAA Batteries
  • 8" Diameter Product Stage
  • Matte White Finish
Image quality results from the Canon EOS 5Ds R (second lens copy) and Canon EOS 7D Mark II have been added to the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens Review.
 
This lens tested slightly better at the wide end than the last copy we tested on the 5Ds R, so I moved the new results to the "Sample 1" position (the default). If you need a telephoto zoom lens that is more compact than the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens, this one is a good choice.
 
The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama.
 
For a great deal (save over $200), check out the 9+ grade used 70-300L that B&H has in stock!
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/24/2017 6:30:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the 3 Legged Thing QR11-LC Universal L-Bracket in stock with free expedited shipping.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Nikon and Canon and Others Compatibility
  • 2-Piece L-Bracket
  • 1/4"-20 Side Mount
  • Precision Engineered
  • Easy Connection to Tripod Head
  • Both Bracket Sides are Arca-Compatible
Post Date: 8/24/2017 5:40:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

Nikon's full featured D850 is available for preorder at the following retailers:
B&H | Amazon | Adorama | Wex Photographic
Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Preorders
Post Date: 8/24/2017 5:30:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon USA:
 
New Nikon DSLR Offers Incredible Combination of Performance, Image Quality and Thoughtful Features
 
MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon announced the new Nikon D850, a powerful full-frame DSLR camera that provides professional photographers and multimedia creators with an impressive combination of resolution and high-speed performance. The 45.7-megapixel D850 is Nikon’s first DSLR with an FX-format, back-side Illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor for image quality that is nothing short of majestic, allowing professionals to create stunning, high resolution still images and full-frame 4K UHD video. Despite its monumental resolution, the D850 is capable of an astoundingly fast capture rate of up to 7 frames-per-second (fps) or 9-fps with the optional battery grip and EN-EL18a/b battery, while offering a range of new user-friendly features requested by Nikon shooters around the world.
 
The Nikon D850 is a serious tool that expertly enables every kind of photographer. Whether capturing for client work or personal projects, the camera delivers intense clarity and accurate skin tones for portraits, with the added benefit of low-light ability for weddings and events. It is versatile enough to be used for landscapes and fine art where broad dynamic range is critical, for sports that require a high frame rate and decisive AF, or for video creators who want 4K UHD flexibility. Whether in the studio or on-location, from the catwalk or the scenic overlook, to a wedding ceremony or night sky, the Nikon D850 is the tool that can capture it all, with astounding resolution and speed.
 
“The Nikon D850 is much more than a camera, rather it’s a statement that Nikon is continuing to listen to customer needs, to innovate for the next 100 years, and bring to market a full-frame DSLR that exceeds the expectations of the professionals that rely on this caliber of camera to make a living,” said Kosuke Kawaura, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc.
 
“I have had the pleasure of putting this camera through its paces, and there is nothing like it. The Nikon D850 introduces a whole new generation of photographers to medium format quality; the resolution is out of this world, and the tonality and range are at a level I never thought possible from a DSLR,” said Nikon Ambassador and award-winning wedding photographer Jerry Ghionis.
 
The Ultimate Combination of Resolution and Speed
 
The Nikon D850 is the new benchmark in DSLR image quality, with an unprecedented combination of resolution, dynamic range, ISO and processing power. The 45.7-megapixel CMOS sensor approaches medium format-level resolution and forgoes an optical low pass filter (OLPF) to harness the maximum sharpness of NIKKOR lenses, with fantastic fidelity, tonality and clarity. This is also Nikon’s first DSLR to incorporate a BSI CMOS sensor, which captures light more efficiently, resulting in a wider dynamic range and low-noise image capture. Beyond the immense resolution, the Nikon D850 offers photographers superior performance:
 
  • High-Speed Capture: The D850 is capable of shooting up to 7 fps at full resolution, with full AF/AE or 9 fps at full resolution with the addition of an optional battery grip (MB-D18) and EN-EL18a/b battery (Buffer approximately 51 frames of 14-bit lossless RAW capture / 170 frames of 12-bit lossless).
  • Wide ISO Range: The D850 offers a wide ISO range from 64-25,600 (Expandable down to ISO 32, up to 102,400).
  • Flagship Focus System: The D850 uses the Nikon D5’s 153-point, Multi-Cam 20K AF system, which features 99 cross type sensors, 15 of which are sensitive to f/8.
  • EXPEED 5: Behind every great sensor is a great image-processing engine. EXPEED 5 is Nikon’s most powerful engine yet, allowing for fast data readout and swift image processing, improved low light performance, high speed shooting, full-frame 4K UHD video capture and greater power efficiency for longer battery life.
Innovation Built for the Needs of Professional Creators
 
In addition to its phenomenal performance, the Nikon D850 hosts a range of innovative and thoughtful new features that enhance workflow, and will leave every photographer or content creator wondering how they ever lived without them:
 
  • Tilting LCD Touchscreen: The 3.2-in., high resolution (2359k-dot) LCD monitor offers Nikon’s most extensive touch functionality ever.
  • Silent Shooter: The D850 offers the ability to operate with an electronic shutter in Live View. When in this mode, users can shoot in complete silence, which is ideal for weddings, ceremonies and events where the shutter sound is discouraged. The electronic shutter operates at up to 6 fps (AF/AE locked) at full resolution, while an additional mode enables 8.6-megapixel capture in DX image area mode at up to 30 fps.
  • Radio Flash Control: Like the D5 and D500, the D850 also supports Radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting with the optional SB-5000 Speedlight and WR-A10 and WR-R10 accessories.
  • RAW Processing Power: Users can choose from 3 sizes of RAW files to enhance workflow, including Large (45.4-MP), Medium (25.6-MP) and Small (11.4-MP). Additionally, the D850 lets users batch process RAW files in camera, saving time in post-production.
  • Phenomenal Battery Performance: Shoot all day and well into the night with up to 1,840 shots at full resolution or approximately 70 minutes of video on a single charge. Users who opt for the additional control and handling benefits of the optional battery grip can expect up to 5140 shots (CIPA standard).
  • Focus Stacking: Ideal for macro, product and landscape photographers, the Focus Shift Photography feature of the D850 is high resolution meets high magnification. This feature lets the user automatically shoot up to 300 shots at adjustable focus step intervals to infinity which can be easily assembled into a focus-stacked image using third party software.
  • Negative/Positive Scanning: With the optional ES-2 Film Digitizing Adapter and compatible Micro-NIKKOR lens, the camera enables super high-resolution digitizing of 35mm slides or negatives and converts them in-camera to positives
  • Durable Construction: Ready for any field assignment or production environment, the rugged and weather-sealed magnesium alloy body lets users work with confidence in a wide range of tough environments.
  • Square shooter: Photographers can choose from five formats, including FX-format, 1.2x, DX, 5:4, or 1:1 square with viewfinder shading for easy composition.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Connectivity: Users can seamlessly send images to their compatible smart devices through an always-on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connection or through Wi-Fi. Nikon SnapBridge also gives the ability for remote capture and preview.
  • Nikon’s Widest and Brightest Optical viewfinder: The 0.75x viewfinder magnification is the highest ever for a Nikon DSLR, and offers a wide and bright view of the frame to easily track and compose subjects.
  • Dual Card Slots: The D850 features dual memory card slots -- XQD for high-speed capture and transfer, as well as readily available SD media.
  • Illuminated Buttons: Buttons that light up at the turn of a dial increase visibility and allow easy shooting at night or in low-light scenarios.
Multimedia Production Ready
 
Multimedia content creators and filmmakers alike will appreciate a wide range of considerate, industry-leading new features that can help to elevate any production:
 
  • Full-frame 4K UHD at 24/30 fps: The D850’s FX BSI CMOS sensor allows 4K UHD output at a full-frame width at 16:9, to increase lensing options and provide a true field of view.
  • Slow Motion: Creators can also capture Full HD 1080p at up to 120 fps (4x or 5x) for dramatic slow-motion video capture.
  • Focus Peaking: When shooting Full HD or in Live View for stills, focus peaking can be enabled which highlights in-focus subjects in the frame to ensure sharpness.
  • 8K / 4K Time-lapse: Users can create 4K UHD time-lapse videos easily in-camera, or can use the built in intervalometer to capture images for an ultra-high resolution 8K time lapse that can be assembled in post for those who want the ultimate in video quality.
  • Zebra stripes: The D850’s highlight display mode uses zebra patterns to quickly spot overblown highlights. What’s more, the zebra patterns come in two varieties, selectable according to the patterns and textures of the subjects.
  • HDMI output: Using HDMI, users can record uncompressed, broadcast quality 4:2:2 8-bit 4K UHD footage, directly to an external digital recorder while simultaneously recording to a card.
  • Audio Control: The D850 features an onboard stereo microphone, as well as inputs for headphones and microphone. The camera also features a new audio attenuator to regulate sound levels.
THE FX-Format advantage
 
The amazing performance and image quality of the Nikon D850 is best coupled with the wide variety of NIKKOR lenses, heralded for their unmatched image quality, color reproduction and optical characteristics. For maximum fidelity, Nikon’s Gold Ring Series of lenses provide the highest caliber of optical performance needed for such immense resolution applications.
 
Price and Availability
 
The Nikon D850 will have a suggested retail price (SRP) of $3,299.95*, and will be available in September 2017. The MB-D18 Multi Power Battery Pack will have an SRP of $399.95*, while the ES-2 film digitalizing adapter will have an SRP of $149.95*.
 
*SRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.
 
Preorders: B&H | Amazon | Adorama | Wex Photographic
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/24/2017 12:32:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, August 23, 2017
From Tokina:
 
Dear TOKINA AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX Lens Users!
 
Thank you for Your continued support.
 
This is to inform you that TOKINA AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX lens is not fully compatible with CANON EOS 6D MARK II DSLR camera released on August 4th 2017.
 
We found out that when TOKINA AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX is used on CANON EOS 6D MARK II during the “Live View” mode activated with “Lens aberration correction” function set to “Enable”, an error would occur. Glitch occurrence may also depend on lens focal length position. We suggest to set the “Lens aberration correction” function to “Disable” .
 
The “Lens aberration correction” can be set to “Disable” in case Program AE (P), Shutter Priority AE (Tv), Aperture Priority AE (Av) or Manual exposure shooting mode is selected.
 
Please also note that the error may also occur in case Tokina AT-X DX (APS-C) type lens are used on CANON EOS 6D MARK II camera.
 
When error occurred restart camera by removing and inserting camera battery.
 
Should you have any requirements or questions, do not hesitate to contact your nearest authorized Tokina distributor/ dealer.
 
As always, we express You our gratitude for using Tokina lenses.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Tokina News
Post Date: 8/23/2017 1:02:35 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Used Samyang 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon available for $139.95. Compare at $194.95 new.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Condition: 9
  • 90-day B&H warranty
Note: I used an older Rokinon-branded version of the lens above for the shot below. For this price, I highly recommend anyone who uses a Canon APS-C sensor camera to add it to their kit. It's a fun and inspiring lens to have in your gear bag. [Sean]
 
Car Photography Boom Example Image

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/23/2017 12:06:09 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Used Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens available for $1,494.95 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $1,699.00 new after $100.00 instant rebate.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Condition: 9+
  • 90-day B&H warranty
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/23/2017 11:55:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
by Sean Setters
 
Bryan has mentioned it several times, but it bears repeating. Getting your significant other flowers is not only a great way to foster goodwill in your relationship, but it also means you have an interesting subject (or subjects) for photographic purposes.
 
During a recent visit to the ophthalmologist for a checkup, I struck up a conversation with another visitor who worked at a local florist wholesaler, which immediately piqued my interest for the reasons listed above. Fast-forward a few days and there were a dozen Peruvian Lilies (Alstroemeria) ready for admiring on a coffee table.
 
With such interesting looking flowers available for photographing, I decided to create a focus stack image highlighting one of the flower's anthers and anther caps.
 
Typically speaking, I would have used the Canon EOS 7D Mark II + W-E1 Wi-Fi Adapter and DSLR Controller app to easily capture the incrementally focused images. Unfortunately, since updating the 7D II's firmware to version 1.1.2, DSLR Controller will no longer communicate with the W-E1.
 
Without a convenient programmable solution, I decided to use a tripod mounted 5D Mark III and EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM while adjusting focus manually for the 20 images used for the focus stack. For lighting, I used a 16 x 16" collapsible soft box with a 580EX Speedlite flash camera right and another 580EX flash camera left (low) with a full CTO gel fired through a snoot. The second 580EX flash opened up the shadows on the left side of the image and the gel provided a warm light that contrasted well with the cooler tones of the petals. The two flashes were triggered via third-party radio triggers.
 
Exposure settings were f/4.5, 1/160 sec, ISO 100. The focus stack was compiled in Helicon Focus 6 with finishing adjustments made in Photoshop CC.
 
Some may question why I would create a focus stacked image instead of using a very narrow aperture to gain the depth of field (DOF) required, but there were very good reasons to use focus stacking in this situation. The following are some benefits to focus stacking compared to using a very narrow aperture for this type of image.
 
  • The wider aperture provides a much sharper falloff in focus before and after the desired DOF is achieved (the benefit being more of a personal preference/artistic taste in this case).
  • The wider aperture, still being stopped down from the lens' widest aperture, allows for the sharpest result possible while avoiding the softening effects of surpassing the camera's diffraction limited aperture (DLA).
  • The wider aperture allowed for the use of lower power lights – in this case, Speedlites – and/or faster recycling times at ISO 100.
A larger version of the image can be found on my Flickr photostream.
Post Date: 8/23/2017 9:51:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED Fisheye Lens in stock with free expedited shipping.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/23/2017 7:54:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From DJI:
 
DJI will be releasing a new firmware update this week to further enhance flight safety and performance of the DJI Spark.
 
The new firmware update enhances Spark’s battery management system to optimize power supply during flight. In addition, the new firmware has added support to fully integrate Spark with the DJI Goggles, optimized the PalmLaunch function for better stability after takeoff, improved the accuracy of controls under the QuickShot Dronie mode and enhanced the compatibility of the remote controller when syncing up with new firmware updates.
 
When prompted on the DJI GO 4 App, users with internet connectivity will be able to download the new firmware to update their aircraft’s and battery's firmware. The aircraft and battery firmware updates can also be done via the DJI Assistant 2 desktop software. If the firmware of either the aircraft or the battery is not updated by September 1, Spark will not be able to take off. DJI decided on the option of a mandatory firmware update in order to maximize flight safety and product reliability which we consider as top priorities.
 
The update comes after DJI released new features for its Spark in early August to deliver a more powerful combination of video and photo improvements including a new gesture to start and stop video recording and enhanced QuickShot video features for more cinematic control.
Post Date: 8/23/2017 5:42:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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