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 Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Post Date: 6/12/2019 5:38:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
In this video, photographer Daniel Norton demonstrates how using subtle color filters can take your beauty portraits to the next level.
 
Adorama carries the Rosco 12x12" Beauty Filter Kit.
Post Date: 6/12/2019 5:30:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the E-Image 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod with GH03 Head available for $159.00 with free shipping. Regularly $249.00.
 
Note: The dolly kit version of this tripod is also on sale.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Supports Up to 11 Pounds
  • 75mm Ball/Bowl
  • GA752 2-Stage Legs with Mono-Lock Design
  • 26–61" Tripod Legs Height Range
  • Easy Lock Baseplate
  • Fixed Counterbalance
  • Variable Fluid Pan & Tilt Drag
  • 1/4"-20 Threaded Accessory Socket
  • Padded Bag with Shoulder Strap
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 6/12/2019 5:03:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Zoom H1n 2-Input / 2-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Microphone (Gray) available for $79.99 with free shipping. Regularly $119.99.
 
Not ready to invest in a wireless mic system or need more range/reliability in frequency crowded areas? Stick the H1n in your pocket with a Polsen PL-5 attached and record sound locally for syncing in post production. Otherwise, get hot shoe adapter and use the H1n as a camera micophone for nearby voice recording.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Speech, Sound Effects & Music Recording
  • Onboard Stereo Mic, Built-In Speaker
  • 3.5mm Mic/Line Input with Plug-In Power
  • Simple Layout of Common Controls
  • Records in WAV up to 96 kHz
  • 3.5mm Line/Headphone Output
  • Auto-Record & Pre-Record Functions
  • Battery Life up to 10 Hours
  • Supports microSDHC Cards up to 32GB
  • Auto-Level, Limiter & Low-Cut Filter
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the ZEISS Batis 25mm f/2 Lens for Sony E available for $899.00 with free next day delivery. Regularly $1,299.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Four Low Dispersion Elements
  • Four Aspherical Elements
  • Distagon Optical Design
  • ZEISS T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Floating Elements System
  • OLED Display for Focus Distance and DoF
  • Linear Autofocus Motor
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 6/12/2019 4:44:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, June 11, 2019
From Sony:
 
A new native full-frame Sony 200-600mm super-telephoto zoom with Optical SteadyShot (OSS) brings a powerful and versatile new option to Sony Alpha mirrorless shooters. The new lens expands the Sony native mirrorless full-frame lens lineup and is set to be a favorite for sports and wildlife photographers as well as other photographers looking for the extra reach of a true super-telephoto zoom.
 
SAN DIEGO — June 11, 2019 — Sony Electronics Inc. today announced another new lens for their expanding full-frame FE lens lineup, the new FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS super-telephoto zoom lens (model SEL200600G).
 
Sony’s furthest reaching E-mount zoom, the new G Lens™ series model utilizes many of the company’s most advanced lens design technologies to ensure excellent image quality, high-performance autofocus (AF) and outstanding control. When paired with any of the latest, fast Sony E-mount camera bodies, it will reliably track and accurately capture all types of moving subjects, including birds, wildlife, athletes in motion and much more.
 
“We will continue to innovate and expand upon our E-mount lens lineup, which now features 33 full-frame models and 51 lenses in total. The new 200-600mm super-telephoto zoom lens gives Sony’s camera users yet another powerful tool to realize their vision,” said Neal Manowitz, deputy president for Imaging and Professional Solutions Americas at Sony Electronics. “For wildlife or bird photographers, sports photography enthusiasts and many others, it offers a new level of creative freedom, striking the ultimate balance between performance and portability.”
 
Key Features – New FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS Super-Telephoto Zoom Lens
 
Extended reach with built-in stabilization
 
Versatile tele-zoom range from 200mm telephoto to 600mm super-telephoto
 
Compatible with Sony’s E-mount 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters, extending the reach to a maximum of 840mm at f/9 or 1200mm at f/13 with outstanding image quality and AF performance
 
Built-in optical stabilization with three different mode settings, enabling images that are sharp and in-focus at extended super-telephoto focal lengths
 
High resolution and corner-to-corner sharpness throughout the entire zoom range
 
Five extra-low dispersion (ED) glass elements and an aspherical element, arranged in a new optical design that minimizes chromatic aberration
 
11-blade circular aperture mechanism that ensures beautiful bokeh
 
Coated with Sony’s original Nano AR coating to suppress unwanted reflections, glare or ghosting in images
 
Fast, precise & quiet autofocus (1)
 
Equipped with Sony’s Direct Drive SSM (DDSSM) focusing system, which has the power and precision needed to drive the lens mechanism for remarkably fast, accurate focusing
 
Advanced focus system for exceptionally quiet operation, avoiding any unwanted noise that can disrupt an unpredictable subject like a resting bird or other forms of wildlife
 
Internal zoom mechanism for reliable & stable handheld shooting
 
Overall lens length does not change while zooming, maintaining consistent balance and distance between the front of the lens and desired shooting subject
 
A fixed-length structure – internal zoom mechanism – retains high resistance to dust and moisture in order to deal with difficult outdoor conditions
 
Quick zoom operation with light zoom ring torque
 
Refined control & reliability for use in the field
 
Focus ring featuring Linear Response MF for fine, responsive manual focus control
 
Three customizable focus-hold buttons, plus a Focus Range Limiter
 
Dust and moisture resistant design (2) and fluorine coating on the front element to resist dirt and fingerprints
 
Pricing & Availability
 
The FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS will ship in August 2019 for approximately $2,000 US and $2,600 CA. It will be sold at a variety of Sony’s authorized dealers throughout North America.
 
Notes:
 
When the NEX series, ILCE-3000/3500, ILCE-5000/5100, ILCE-7/7R/7S, is attached, the autofocus function is limited. For details, please visit our support site.
 
Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof
 
 
The Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens is available for preorder starting at 11am ET, Thu Jun 13 (be sure to support us by using our links if making this lens part of your kit!): B&H | Adorama
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 6/11/2019 12:54:44 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Sony:
 
Sony introduces the new 600mm f/4 G Master lens, further expanding the Sony native mirrorless lens line which are designed from the ground up for Sony Alpha mirrorless cameras. Matched with the Sony a9, the new lens is poised to become a mainstay of professional sports and wildlife photographers.
 
SAN DIEGO — June 11, 2019 — Sony Electronics Inc. today announced another impressive addition to its flagship full-frame G Master™ series lens lineup: the new FE 600mm F4 GM OSS super-telephoto prime lens (model SEL600F40GM).
 
As Sony’s longest reaching prime lens, the new 600mm includes many of the company’s most advanced optical and mechanical technologies, producing exceptional image quality with extraordinary focusing speed and precision. The FE 600mm F4 GM OSS is also the lightest lens in its class (1), weighing in at approx. 6.71 lbs., and features an extremely balanced design to ensure the best possible shooting experience. Along with the acclaimed FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS lens, the new 600mm lens gives professional sports, wildlife and news photographers more options for capturing subjects at a great distances with extreme accuracy and detail.
 
“With two new lenses announced today, our growing E-mount lens lineup now includes 33 full-frame models and 51 lenses in total,” said Neal Manowitz, deputy president for Imaging and Professional Solutions Americas at Sony Electronics. “The tenth model from our flagship G Master series, the new 600mm F4 raises the bar for speed, mobility and control in a super-telephoto prime lens. Combining the extensive 600mm reach with features like 20 fps shooting and AF/AE calculations at 60 times per second on the a9 or extremely high resolution, high-speed performance on the a7R III allow professional photographers to create images that were simply not possible to capture before.”
 
Fast, Precise & Quiet Autofocus (2)
 
To take best advantage of the highly evolved autofocus systems of Sony’s latest full-frame E-mount cameras, the new FE 600mm F4 GM OSS lens features two extreme dynamic (XD) linear motors that drive the lens’ focus group to provide fast, precise AF and reliable subject tracking. These motors are supported by specially developed motion algorithms to minimize lag and instability, as well as to control noise levels, resulting in exceptionally quick, accurate and quiet autofocus performance, allowing the lens to capture dynamic, fast moving athletes or wildlife with ease.
 
Superb G Master Image Quality & Bokeh
 
As a member of Sony’s flagship G Master series lenses, this new large-aperture super-telephoto prime lens features an incredible level of image quality and detail, with outstanding contrast and resolution maintained all the way to the corners of the image. The unique optical design includes a large extreme aspherical (XA) element that effectively suppress all common telephoto lens aberrations, in addition to three fluorite elements that help to minimize chromatic aberration and suppress any amount of color bleeding. Sony's latest bokeh simulation technologies and XA element are also utilized to control spherical aberration and help achieve exquisite bokeh.
 
The lens features an 11-blade circular aperture mechanism that contributes to the high quality of bokeh in images, and it has been coated with Sony’s original Nano AR coating to suppress any unwanted reflections, glare or ghosting in images.
 
The new FE 600mm F4 GM OSS is compatible with Sony’s 1.4x and 2.0x E-mount tele-converters, producing outstanding imaging performance at extended focal lengths (3) while maintaining fast, precise AF performance.
 
Lightweight, Balanced Design
 
The new super-telephoto prime lens provides a level of portability and maneuverability that has never been achieved before in a lens of its class. Based on technology from the acclaimed FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS lens, the lightweight design of the new 600mm lens is achieved through the usage of three fluorite elements, with a reduced number of elements deployed at the front of the barrel. Magnesium alloy is also used throughout the lens to help minimize weight and bulk.
 
Also inherited from FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS, the new 600mm lens features a lens design that is not front-heavy, reducing moment of inertia that resists rotation and ensuring quicker, more precise panning when shooting handheld or on a monopod.
 
Durability, Reliability & Control
 
To withstand the harsh conditions of sporting events and wildlife photography, the new Sony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS is built with a durable magnesium alloy and a strong, lightweight carbon fiber hood. The lens is dust and moisture resistant (4), and its front element is coated with fluorine to resist dirt and fingerprints.
 
FE 600mm F4 GM OSS features an ample number of hard controls on the lens, including customizable focus-hold buttons in four different locations on the lens barrel, which can be programmed for control of features, if desired. There is also a Full-Time DMF switch to immediately engage manual focus at any point, and a focus ring that features Linear Response MF for fine, responsive manual focus.
 
Additionally, the new lens includes built-in optical stabilization for dynamic action and three different ‘Mode’ settings, including a Mode 3 setting (5) with an advanced algorithm that ensures easier framing when following moving subjects. It also features a function ring with selectable ‘Preset’ and ‘Function’ settings, and a drop-in filter slot that accepts ø 40.5mm ND and other filter types, as well as the optional VF-DCPL1 Drop-in Circular Polarizing Filter. The VF-DCPL1 filter can be rotated to achieve the desired polarization while installed in the lens.
 
Pricing & Availability
 
The FE 600mm F4 GM OSS will ship in August 2019 for approximately $13,000 US and $16,900 CA. It will be sold at a variety of Sony’s authorized dealers throughout North America.
 
Notes:
 
1. Compared to interchangeable 600mm F4 lenses for 35mm full-frame format camera bodies, as of June 2019. Sony survey
 
2. When the NEX series, ILCE-3000/3500, ILCE-5000/5100, ILCE-7/7R/7S, is attached, the autofocus function is limited. For details, please visit our support site.
 
3. Maximum aperture with the 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters is F5.6 and F8, respectively
 
4. Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof
 
5. MODE 3 is supported by the latest a9/a7R III/a7 III software version. Refer to the Sony support site for camera body compatibility information
 
 
The Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS Lens is available for preorder starting at 11am ET, Thu Jun 13 (be sure to support us by using our links if making this lens part of your kit!): B&H | Adorama
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 6/11/2019 12:32:05 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the LG 32MU99-W 32" 16:9 4K UHD IPS Monitor available for $639.95 with free shipping. Regularly $919.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 32" In-Plane Switching (IPS) Panel
  • HDMI / DisplayPort Inputs
  • 3840 x 2160 Resolution
  • 1300:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 350 cd/m² Brightness
  • 178°/178° Viewing Angles
  • 5 ms Response Time
  • 10-Bit Color Depth
  • USB Type-C Connectivity
  • HDR10 Support
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 6/11/2019 5:38:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the RucPac Professional Tech Headlamp available for $24.99 with free shipping. Regularly $69.99.
 
If shooting the nighttime sky, a good headlamp is a great investment. It doesn't take much room in the gear bag, but can really help for finding your way to/back from your destination as well as gear setup.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 300-Lumen Max Output
  • Cree XP-G2 White LED
  • Red COB LED
  • Rear-Mounted Battery Pack
  • Rubberized Push-Button Switch
  • White High/Low, Red On/Flash Modes
  • Maximum Runtime 24 Hours
  • Weather & Impact Resistant
  • Overhead Strap
  • Runs on Three AAA Batteries
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 6/11/2019 5:24:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
5DayDeal's The Complete Video Creators Bundle 2019 offer ends today at 12:00 noon PDT.
 
Get nearly $2000 in video tutorials, eBooks, presets, business and marketing resources, subscriptions, and more for just $89, an over 90% savings. A portion of each sale is being donated to four charities: The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Orbis, The 5DayDeal Foundation, and Mercy Ships.
 
Act now to make The Complete Video Creators Bundle 2019 yours.
Post Date: 6/11/2019 5:16:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Amazon has the Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart speaker with Alexa available for $29.99. Regularly $49.99.
 
Smart home devices like this can be extremely useful ("Hey, Alexa, turn on the studio air conditioner.") and/or just plain fun.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Our most popular smart speaker - Now with a fabric design and improved speaker for richer and louder sound.
  • Voice control your music - Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Sirius XM, and others. You can also listen to audiobooks from Audible.
  • Bigger, better sound - Pair with a second Echo Dot (3rd gen) for rich, stereo sound. Fill your home with music with compatible Echo devices in different rooms.
  • Ready to help - Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
  • Connect with others - Call almost anyone hands-free. Instantly drop in on other rooms in your home or make an announcement to every room with a compatible Echo device.
  • Use another speaker - Connect to your own speakers over Bluetooth or with a 3.5 mm audio cable.
  • Alexa has skills - With 50,000+ skills, Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new skills like tracking fitness, playing games, and more.
  • Voice control your smart home - Turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors, and more with compatible connected devices.
Post Date: 6/11/2019 5:03:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For rental orders arriving by June 28, use coupon code SUMMERHEAT at LensRentals.com to get 15% off your rental.
Post Date: 6/11/2019 4:54:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, June 10, 2019
Just posted: Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Lens Review.
 
This lens is a great addition to any Sony kit. Or, a reason to get a Sony kit for some.
 
The Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Lens is available for order at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
Rent the Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Lens from Lensrentals.
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 6/10/2019 6:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Sigma:
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
With the SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports and the SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports, we have found a phenomenon whereby when pressing the shutter button on the camera body, it may occasionally stop operating and not respond to the reoperation. In this circumstance, we would like to provide a lens firmware update free of charge to the customers using the applicable products with the serial numbers mentioned below.
 
We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.
 
Phenomenon
 
  • When pressing the shutter button on the camera body, it may occasionally stop operating and not respond to the reoperation.
Applicable products and Serial No.
 
  • SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports for SIGMA, CANON EF, NIKON F mount
    • Serial No.53824160 or earlier
  • SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports for SIGMA, CANON EF, NIKON F mount
    • Serial No.53846990 or earlier
Corresponding method
 
For customers using the applicable products with the mentioned serial numbers, we are going to provide a lens firmware update free of charge.
 
* The SIGMA USB DOCK cannot be used for this firmware update as it requires an adjustment to optimize each lens individually.
 
How to identify already supported products
 
Among the applicable products with the mentioned serial numbers, those that had their firmware updated have a black sticker on the lower right corner of the product gift box, as shown in the image below.
 
Sigma 60 600 and 70 200 Sports Lens Product Advisory Image

For further information, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary / distributor.
Post Date: 6/10/2019 5:48:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
In this video, National Geographic photographer Bob Holmes provides a few tips for getting magazine-worthy travel/documentary imagery.
Post Date: 6/10/2019 5:12:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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