Canon, Nikon, and Sony News for Jan 2020 (Page 2)

 Monday, January 13, 2020
Adorama has the Vanguard VEO 2 235CB 5-Section Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod 57" Extended Height, Gray available for $149.99 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $199.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Intuitive operations to set the tripod into desired position: Exclusive and innovative Central Column system that allows to set the central column and tripod legs in less than 15 seconds
  • 1st rate material (Magnesium, Carbon Fiber) for lightweight, robust and long-lasting performances
  • Multi-action Ball Head with 3 independent knobs for lock, pan, and friction control operation. Ergonomic knobs provide 6kg (13.2 lbs) work load performance for quality images. Arca compatible QR place
  • Advanced Twist lock system for fast and rock solid position setting. Extend the 5 sections in a matter of seconds
  • Highly Engineered leg tubes for smooth and precise leg extensions
  • Dedicated suspension loop on canopy to accommodate counterbalance weights or bags for additional stability
  • Independent Leg positioning at 3 different angles (20deg., 45deg., 80deg.) for more versatility and possibilities to adapt to uneven terrain enabling you to shoot more creative pictures
  • Non-slip, all-weather TPU grips on 1 leg for the perfect hand grip
  • Angled rubber feet to carry and position firmly on the ground (spiked feet available; sold separately)
  • Bonus tripod bag with extension system to accommodate any size of standard heads
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Sachtler Ace M System Black Edition with Tripod & Mid-Level Spreader (75mm Bowl) available for $479.00 with free shipping. Regularly $722.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 8.8 lb Capacity Fluid Drag Head
  • Two-Stage Aluminum Tripod
  • 4.1" Sliding Plate Range
  • 75mm Bowl Diameter
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Yongnuo YN 14mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon EF/Nikon F available for $371.00 with free shipping. Regularly $491.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • UD Aspherical and Aspherical Elements
  • Anomalous Dispersion and UHR Elements
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 1/13/2020 4:39:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, January 11, 2020
Browse through the Sony a7R IV options at B&H. Some include significant amounts of accessories at no additional cost. For example, this one includes the following:

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

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

 Friday, January 10, 2020

 
From the Adorama YouTube Channel:
 
Flash duration is an important concept to understand. The duration of your flash can vary widely based on the gear you use and the power settings you're using. In this episode, Mark Wallace explains flash duration, how to measure it, and why it's essential to understand. Mark explains the difference between T5 and T1 flash duration measurements.
 
Gear Used
 
Post Date: 1/10/2020 6:10:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has 50+ Rokinon Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras with instant rebates up to $270.00 on single lens purchases and up to $520.00 on multiple lens kits.
 
Mounts on sale include Canon RF, EF-M, Nikon Z, Sony E, Fuji X, & MFT.
Post Date: 1/10/2020 5:11:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through 4:00pm Eastern Time, B&H has the Manfrotto 196B-3 Articulated Arm - 3 Sections available for $49.88 with free shipping. Regularly $69.88.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 2.2 lb
  • Maximum Length: 33.4"
  • Camera Bracket w/ 1/4"-20 Thread
  • 5/8" Spigot
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 1/10/2020 4:42:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through this weekend, B&H has the Auray IPU-108 Universal Tablet Stand Adapter available for $19.95 with free shipping. Regularly $44.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds 7 to 14" Tablets
  • Holds 12.9" iPad Pro
  • 180° Tilt & 360° Rotation
  • Mounts to Mic Stand Shaft or 5/8" Mount
  • Compatible with Tripod Legs up to 35mm
  • Supports up to 6.6 lb
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 1/10/2020 4:33:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Though this weekend, B&H has the ONA The Camps Bay Backpack available for $199.00 with free shipping. Regularly $449.00.
 
Discounted options include Field Tan(Canvas)/Leather, Black (Nylon)/Leather, and Smoke (Canvas)/Leather.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds DSLR 70-200mm 2.8 & up to 7 Lenses
  • Accommodates Most 17" Laptops
  • Padded Touch-Fastened Dividers
  • 4 x 7" Space on Top for Personal Items
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 1/10/2020 4:28:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, January 9, 2020
B&H has the Gitzo GT4533LS Systematic Series 4 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long) priced down to only $649.99,a $150.00 savings from the original $799.99 price.
 
Act fast. This is a flash deal, available for only a short number of hours. See today's full list of B&H DealZone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
 
Notice that B&H also has a 10-rated used Gitzo GT4533LS tripod available for only $519.95 — that's a great deal.
B&H has the Genaray SpectroLED SP-S-800D Daylight Studio LED Light available for $299.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $550.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Daylight Color Balanced at 5600K
  • 13 x 6.75" LED Panel
  • CRI/TLCI: 95, Beam Angle: 45°
  • Flicker-Free 100-10% Dimming
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Tamrac Anvil M.A.S and M.O.L.L.E Modular Accessory Slim Belt available for $9.95 with free shipping. Regularly $29.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Waist Belt for Photo Accessories
  • Attachment Points for MAS and MOLLE Gear
  • Adjustable Padded Belt
  • Quick Release Buckle
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 1/9/2020 4:57:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through 10:00am Eastern Time, B&H has the Pelican Hardigg BB0090 BlackBox 9U Rack Mount Case available for $999.95 with free shipping. Regularly $1,299.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds up to 100 lb of Gear
  • Roto-Molded Polyethylene
  • Shock Mounts Provide 2.0" Sway Space
  • 24" Rugged Steel Rack Frame
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 1/9/2020 4:46:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, January 8, 2020

 
While this entire B&H video is worth watching if you're interested in what the newly introduced EOS-1D X Mark III has to offer, you may want to skip to roughly the 3:10 mark to see the new AF-On Smart Controller in action. As the 1-series's number of focus points grew, using the traditional joystick to switch between AF points became less practical.
 
The new AF-On Smart Controller seems to be a great solution to the AF selection issue, enabling very fast movement between AF points.
 
The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is available for preorder at: B&H | Adorama | Canon USA Store | Amazon USA | WEX
Post Date: 1/8/2020 6:32:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
 
Introducing Canon’s First Photographer Matching Service, Plus a Photo Culling Plug-in for Adobe Lightroom Classic
 
MELVILLE, NY, January 7, 2020 – Helping photographers boost their business and productivity, while helping to build trust and customer confidence, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the beta version of the Company’s first photographer matching service Image Connect, making the process of finding and hiring a photographer that you can trust that much simpler. The company also launched a Photo Culling plug-in for Adobe Lightroom Classic to support the workflow needs of photographers.
 
“With a deep rooted heritage in imaging expertise, our company has built a trusted reputation in providing tools and services to professional photographers that help better their craft and support them in building their business with confidence,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Services, such as Image Connect, will provide professional photographers with a great value proposition, offering reliability and peace of mind for their customers that can in turn increase their business opportunities as well as their productivity.”
 
Image Connect
 
Image Connect is a new photographer matching service, offered through the RAISE photo community platform, that connects customers with professional photographers, so that the customer can focus on the moment while the photographer captures it. The beta version of the service will be available in a limited number of markets in Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Image Connect will initially focus on family events like newborn portraits, birthday parties, family portraits, religious events, and engagements.
 
Here is how Image Connect will work:
 
  • Through the platform, customers can provide basic details for the job, such as event type, location, and date
  • Once photographers are matched with the customer through the platform, customers review photographer profiles and invite those they like to bid on the job
  • Photographers create an offer which allows them to set their own price (rather than adhering to standardized pricing) and allows them to communicate their rates and value to customers
  • Once an offer is accepted, the job is booked through the platform
  • Following the event, images are delivered electronically to the customers through a Canon customer portal
This service will also be brand agnostic, opening up the portal for all photographers to use no matter the brand of equipment.
 
Photo Culling Plug-in
 
Powered by the Canon Computer Vision AI engine, the new Photo Culling Plugin for Adobe Lightroom Classic can save photographers countless hours in post-production by using technical models to cull for image sharpness, noise, exposure, contrast, closed eyes, and red eyes. Analyzed images will be flagged with different colored flags to remain true to the native Adobe Lightroom Classic experience*. The photographer also has the ability to customize the settings within each technical model to remain in complete control. The Photo Culling plug-in will be available exclusively on the Adobe Exchange App Marketplace for a monthly subscription.
 
Both services are currently scheduled to be available in Q1 2020.
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Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 1/8/2020 5:19:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens available for $999.00 with free shipping. Regularly $1,399.00.
 
Mounts available: Canon EF, Nikon F & Sony E.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Three FLD Elements, Three SLD Elements
  • One Aspherical Element
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 1/8/2020 4:41:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Canon Europe has RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens firmware version 1.0.6 now available for download.
 
This firmware incorporates the following fix:
 
Fixed a phenomenon when performing AF shooting to capture a subject at close-range with the focus distance approximately set to the Tele-end (200mm), the image may become slightly front-focused.
 
Check out the Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens review for more information on this awesome lens.
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Post Date: 1/7/2020 9:21:09 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon has made white papers available for the new EOS-1D X Mark III:
 
EOS-1D X Mark III – Still Imaging
 
EOS-1D X Mark III – Video Recording
 
EOS-1D X Mark III – Networking: Coming Soon
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Post Date: 1/7/2020 8:14:13 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Oben TAB-4M Four-Mount Tripod Accessory Bar available for $59.95 with free shipping. Regularly $99.95.
 
I own a similar Manfrotto device and it's really come in handy on a few occasions. Something like this is great for a single camera operator to get multiple framings of a subject being filmed/interviewed. [Sean]
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Mounts to Top of Most Compatible Tripods
  • For Cameras, Lights & Other Accessories
  • 2 Top 1/4"-20 Mounts / 3/8"-16 Adapters
  • Ratchet Levers for Top Mounts
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 1/7/2020 5:29:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Lume Cube AIR LED Professional Lighting Kit for Video and Photography available for $159.00 with free shipping. Regularly $385.00.
 
This would be an especially good kit for macro photography.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 2 x AIR LED Compact Waterproof Lights
  • 2 x Air Modification Accessory Frames
  • 2 x Suction Cups for Mounting
  • 2 x Snoots
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Benro A373F Series 3 AL Video Tripod & S8 Head available for $229.95 with free shipping. Regularly $439.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Lightweight System with 17.5 lb Payload
  • Flat Base Head with 3/8"-16 Thread
  • Aluminum Tripod with 75mm Bowl
  • Half Ball Adapter Included
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 1/7/2020 5:12:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, January 6, 2020
The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review page is filled with details about this awesome new camera.
 
Please share this page with your friends!
 
Get in the preorder line now!
 
If you change your mind later, it is far easier to step out of line than it is to get back to the front. Another reason to preorder now is that, for a limited time and while supplies last, a free CF Express Card and card reader are included.
 
The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is available for preorder at: B&H | Adorama | Canon USA Store | Amazon USA | WEX
 
You might also find the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III compared to the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II interesting.
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Post Date: 1/6/2020 2:14:06 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Canon U.S.A:
 
A MASTERPIECE IN ENGINEERING AND DESIGN: CANON ANNOUNCES THE EOS-1D X MARK III CAMERA
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., January 6, 2020 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the highly anticipated Canon EOS-1D X Mark III camera – the successor to the world-renowned and award-winning EOS-1D X Mark II. The Company’s new flagship DSLR has been engineered and designed using extensive feedback from the professional sports, photojournalist, wildlife and wedding photographers.
 
This new groundbreaking workhorse EOS-1D X Mark III DLSR Camera features:

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

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

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

Price and Availability
 
The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR camera body and WFT-E9 wireless file transmitter are both scheduled to be available in mid-February 2020 for an estimated retail price of $6,499.00 and $649.99, respectively*.
 
* Pricing, availability and specifications are subject to change without notice.
 
The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is available for order at: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | Canon USA Store | WEX
 
i Camera’s ISO range expandable for still image shooting only.
 
ii Available AF positions may decrease when shooting with AF cropping or in movie mode, or depending on camera settings or lens attached.
 
iii Browser Remote will be supported through firmware update after shipping.
 
iv Compatible with iOS® versions 9.3/10.3/11.2-11.4/12.2/13.2, Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 5.0/5.1/6.0/7.0/7.1/8.0/8.1/9.0/10.0. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.
 
v Compatible with select smartphone and tablet devices (Android™ version 5.0 or later and the following iOS® devices: iPhone 4s or later, Pod Touch 5th gen. or later) equipped with Bluetooth® version 4.1 or later and the Camera Connect App Ver. 2.5.10. This application is not guaranteed to operate on all listed devices, even if minimum requirements are met.
 
vi in certain countries and regions, the use of GPS may be restricted. Therefore be sure to use GPS in accordance with the laws and regulations of your country or region. Be particularly careful when traveling outside your home country. As a signal is received from GPS satellites, take sufficient measure when using in locations where the use of electronics are regulated.

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Post Date: 1/6/2020 2:12:43 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Nikon USA:
 
Nikon Asserts Commitment To Optical Superiority With The Announcement Of Cutting-Edge Z Mount, F Mount and COOLPIX Products
 
NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Redefines a Quintessential Photographer Favorite for the Z System; AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR is a Ground-Breaking Pro Super-Telephoto Zoom Lens; COOLPIX P950 Packs an 83X Optical Zoom to Bring the World Closer
 
LAS VEGAS -- CES BOOTH #14018 – Today, Nikon Inc. announced three new innovative products that affirms the imaging brand’s commitment to bringing optical excellence to all levels of customers. First, the new NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S is the latest in the ever-expanding Z mount lens line, giving users of Nikon Z series mirrorless cameras an indispensable workhorse lens for capturing action and portraits. For professional sports and wildlife photographers, the new AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR is an enticing high-performance, professional super telephoto F mount NIKKOR lens. Finally, the COOLPIX P950 is a powerful new addition to Nikon’s superzoom bridge camera lineup, offering creators a spectacular 83x optical zoom and a myriad of innovative features to take their creativity to new heights.
 
“Nikon continues to innovate and push the boundaries of what’s possible in imaging and lens technology,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. “The new NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S takes advantage of the next-generation optical system offered by the Nikon Z mount to create a versatile 70-200mm lens with astounding sharpness and clarity, cementing this S-line lens as a staple for those who demand only the best from their lenses.”
 
The NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S – Astonishing Details, Uncompromising Zoom
 
An essential pro-level telephoto zoom lens re-imagined to take advantage of the optical potential of the Z series, the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S is the latest addition to Nikon’s rapidly growing lineup of mirrorless lenses. The NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 represents a pivotal lens for the Z series and a must-have for those shooting action, weddings, events, news, wildlife and portraits. Equipped with a versatile focal range, fast f/2.8 aperture and an impressive 5 stops of built-in optical VR image stabilization1, the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm gives mirrorless shooters the flexibility to capture astoundingly sharp images and videos in a variety of scenarios. Additionally, multimedia and content creators using the lens will appreciate the stepping motor (STM) for extremely quiet autofocus operation and reduced focus breathing.
 
The NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S demonstrates the technological benefits of the Nikon Z mount to reinvent a classic lens, while including new features to make this photographer favorite even more superior for Z series users. Parfocal support maintains focus when zooming, while a reduced minimum focus distance (0.5m wide, 1.0m telephoto) vastly increases versatility for photos and video. When used in combination with the in-body stabilization of the Nikon Z 6 and Z 7, the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 promises unparalleled stability with additional optical stabilization. Like other S line lenses, the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 boasts a premium optical design complete with a 9-blade diaphragm as well as Anti-Reflective Nano Crystal and ARNEO coatings for maximum image quality in any light, with a Fluorine coating that resists dirt and smudges. In addition to a rugged weather sealed design the lens is ready to tackle any assignment with a dedicated Info Panel, two customizable Function buttons and an additional custom control ring.
 
The new NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S and AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR are the first Nikon lenses to feature the newly developed SR (Short-Wavelength Refractive) lens element, a specialized-dispersion glass lens featuring characteristics that greatly refract light with wavelengths shorter than that of blue. By controlling short-wavelength light that is difficult to compensate, the lens can more effectively collect light of various specific wavelengths and achieve highly precise chromatic aberration compensation.
 
Nikon 120 300mm f 2.8E AF S FL ED SR VR Lens
 
AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR: Impressive Reach, Incredible Speed, Absolute Versatility
 
The all-new AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR is a versatile, professional lens for the Nikon F mount with a large focal range and fast constant aperture. It’s ideal for sports, wildlife and portrait photographers seeking a bright and fast telephoto lens that offers sharp image quality across a wide range of focal lengths. Thanks to its extensive 120-300mm focal range, the NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8 provides users with a pro-level single lens solution, replacing the need to carry multiple lenses. With Nikon’s reliable weather-sealed construction, the NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8 is equipped to handle any shooting scenario whether on the sidelines or in the wilderness.
 
Users will appreciate the constant f/2.8 aperture which offers incredible low-light capability and depth of field that draws emphasis to a subject. The impeccably sharp image quality, beautiful bokeh and enhanced AF performance of the NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8 offer speed and sharpness reminiscent of a prime. Engineered with Nikon’s cutting-edge technologies, the AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR is the first NIKKOR F mount lens to adopt Nikon’s new SR lens element as well as Nikon’s anti-reflective ARNEO coat to deliver superior chromatic aberration compensation and effectively reduce ghost and flare. The built-in VR function provides an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops1 and includes a Sport VR mode for rapidly moving subjects.
 
Ready for professional use, the lens is sealed to resist the elements and is engineered for maximum usability, even when handheld. The zoom ring, focus function buttons, tripod collar ring and controls are all designed to ensure superior operability for more comfortable shooting.
 
Nikon P950
 
COOLPIX P950: 2,000mm Zoom Power, 4K UHD Video & More
 
With an unbelievable 83x optical zoom NIKKOR lens, the 16-megapixel COOLPIX P950 is a powerful new addition to Nikon’s superzoom bridge camera lineup, which delivers unprecedented image quality from extreme distances. Beyond the staggering 24-2000mm lens, the COOLPIX P950 packs an advanced feature-set complete with Nikon’s renowned NIKKOR optics and advanced stabilization technology with 5.5 stops of VR image stabilization, allowing stargazers and birdwatchers to capture high-quality photos or 4K UHD videos at extreme distances with ease. Plus, by using the COOLPIX P950’s 166x** Dynamic Fine Zoom for far-away subjects and Macro Shooting capabilities to get as close as 0.4 inches, adventure-seekers can bring the unimaginable closer than ever.
 
Users can rely on the P950 to photograph life’s most unique subjects with incredible accuracy and focus thanks to its Target Finding AF capabilities, 7 fps continuous shooting and ISO sensitivity up to 6400. A great option for photographers of all skill levels, the COOLPIX P950 features user-friendly controls alongside an intuitive menu system and a 2359k-dot EVF, making it easier to review and capture one-of-a-kind shots. Using dedicated Bird-Watching and Moon Modes, photographers can effortlessly snap photos of their world and beyond. The new P950 also adds RAW (NRW) photo recording, an enhanced high-resolution electronic viewfinder and Nikon SnapBridge2,3,4 to seamlessly share images or remotely control the camera.
 
The COOLPIX P950 is also equipped with an accessory shoe to enable compatibility with a variety of useful accessories, including the optional DF-M1 Dot Sight, which helps users locate subjects and compose shots from far-away distances.
 
Pricing and Availability
 
The new NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens and COOLPIX P950 will be available in February for suggested retail prices (SRP) of $2,599.95* and $799.95*, respectively. The AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR lens will also be available in February for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $9,499.95*.
 
Preorders
 
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR - B&H | Adorama
NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S - B&H | Adorama
Nikon COOLPIX P950 - B&H | Adorama
 
Specifications, equipment and release dates are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.
 
1. Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when attached to an FX-format digital SLR camera, with zoom set at the maximum telephoto position.
 
2. The camera’s built-in Bluetooth capability can only be used to connect the camera to a compatible smart device running the SnapBridge app, and to take advantage of SnapBridge features.
 
3. This camera’s built-in Wi-Fi capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone, iPad, and/or iPod touch or smart devices running on the Android operating system. The Nikon SnapBridge application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
 
4. Using the SnapBridge App System Requirements:
- Android 5.0 or later or 6.0.1 or later
- A device with Bluetooth 4.0 or later (i.e., a device that supports Bluetooth Smart Ready/Low Energy) is required.
- The SnapBridge app is available for compatible iPhone, iPad and/or iPod touch, and for smart devices running the AndroidTM operating system. The app can be downloaded free of charge from Apple’s App Store and GooglePlayTM. SnapBridge can be used only with compatible cameras.
 
-Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc.
 
-Wi-Fi and the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo are registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance. The N Mark is a trademark or registered trademark of NFC Forum, Inc. in the United States and in other countries. The
 
Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Nikon corporation and its Affiliates is under license.
 
*SRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.
 
** At the maximum image size. The maximum zoom ratio varies by image size. Dynamic Fine Zoom magnification is calculated from the maximum wide-angle position of the optical zoom.
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Post Date: 1/6/2020 9:33:46 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Versatility Meets Agility: The D780 Is A New Kind Of DSLR For A New Breed Of Creator
 
The New Nikon D780 Will Exceed Expectations with the Ultimate Combination of Speed, Powerful Performance and Premium Features at an Uncompromising Value
 
LAS VEGAS - CES 2020, BOOTH #14018 – Today, Nikon Inc. unveiled the D780, an exciting new FX-format DSLR that makes vast improvements to the highly-revered D750, Nikon’s most popular full-frame DSLR ever, while inheriting pro-level features from the powerful D850 and flagship D5. The much-anticipated D780 delivers the most sought-after features to give enthusiasts and professionals an agile camera for capturing high-resolution photos and 4K UHD video with the added benefit of fast, accurate phase detect autofocusing. While the D780 retains the rugged reliability of its predecessor, the camera has been turbocharged with Nikon’s latest EXPEED 6 processor, touch operability, advanced autofocus capabilities, extensive video features, a valuable assortment of in-camera creative options and much more. The new D780 is more than a worthy successor to the beloved D750, it’s a proven performer that transcends any creative endeavor.
 
Nikon cameras and lenses are world-renowned for their usability, reliability, performance and impressive image quality. With the addition of the innovative new Z mirrorless system, together with a robust and proven lineup of DSLR’s and decades of the finest NIKKOR lenses, Nikon is uniquely positioned to fulfill customer’s needs no matter how they want to capture still images or video.
 
“The Nikon D780 is not only a huge leap in technology over the D750, but it also integrates Nikon’s latest cutting-edge technologies to offer the best video feature-set and imaging capabilities in a full-frame DSLR,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President of Nikon Inc. “A demand exists for a successor to the D750, which offers the unbeatable combination of versatility, image quality and value.”
 
Perform Beyond Expectations
 
The Nikon D780 sets a new benchmark in DSLR performance, vastly improving upon the capabilities of the D750 by incorporating the newest technology and some of the popular features seen in the Z series, making it powerful and versatile enough to capture anything from fast-action sports to beautifully detailed night skies. The D780 is a seriously capable camera and offers the distinct advantage of being comfortable in the hands of a photo enthusiast, as well as being a popular pro-grade tool for weddings, wildlife, and production environments.
 
- High Resolution Image Quality: Offering the optimal balance between resolution and file size, the D780 is equipped with a 24.5-megapixel backside-illuminated (BSI) FX-Format CMOS sensor to deliver superb image quality, fantastic dynamic range, beautiful color reproduction, stellar low-light ability and sharp clarity to excel in a wide array of shooting scenarios.
 
- EXPEED 6 Processing Power: Designed with Nikon’s most advanced EXPEED 6 image processor, the D780 is packed with the same powerful processing engine as the Nikon Z 6 and Z 7, allowing for noticeable increases in speed. In addition to greater energy efficiency, EXPEED 6 delivers improved low-light performance, 4K UHD full-frame video with full pixel readout, and enhanced image clarity.
 
- Wide ISO Range: The D780 retains the low-light ability that made it a photographer’s favorite for wedding receptions and nighttime photography, producing clean files with minimal noise effortlessly. Whether capturing a dimly lit dance floor, a stage performance or an astounding astro-landscape, users can rely on the D780 to retain ultimate clarity in even the most challenging lighting scenarios. The camera offers improved ISO performance across the entire range, which now goes up to 51,200 and is expandable to 204,800.
 
- Blazing-fast speeds: The D780 keeps pace with the fastest action, offering shooting speeds of up to 7 fps1 at full resolution and shutter speeds as fast as 1/8000 or as long as 900 seconds2. Whether shooting the split-second action of motocross, or a bride’s walk down the aisle, the D780 lets you capture content with confidence when you only get one chance.
 
- Two Powerful AF Systems Optimized for Any Shooting Style:
 
--- When shooting through the optical viewfinder (OVF): Nikon’s proven 51-point AF system is paired with an enhanced AF algorithm inherited from the flagship Nikon D5. 15 cross-type AF sensors maximize accuracy, and the camera uses an upgraded 180K-pixel Advanced Scene Recognition System, which analyzes the scene to ensure balanced exposures and accurate color reproduction. The AF system can reliably track rapidly moving subjects such as wildlife, yet also improves on its surreal ability to nail focus in challenging light, to -4EV in this mode.
 
--- In Live View: For the first time in a Nikon DSLR, the D780 is infused with mirrorless technology, featuring the same 273 point3 focal plane Hybrid AF system employed in the Nikon Z 6, enabling broad coverage of approximately 90% of the frame. The system offers extremely fast, smooth and accurate AF in Live View and when recording video, a huge benefit for multimedia production. This is also Nikon’s first DSLR to feature Eye-Detection AF4, enabling a real-time tracking of multiple eyes in a scene to help ensure tack-sharp focus for portraits and candid shots.
 
- Silent Shooting: When operating the electronic shutter in Live View, the D780 can shoot continuously without shutter noise at up to 12 fps. Silent shooting is ideal for documenting sensitive moments like a live performance, a wedding ceremony or discrete street photography.
 
- NIKKOR Lenses: When combined with an extensive catalog of world renowned NIKKOR lenses, the versatile D780 knows no boundaries in taking on any artistic challenge.
 
Video Features for Creators
 
The D780 delivers the best video capabilities of any Nikon DSLR, incorporating technology found in the Nikon Z 6 mirrorless camera.
 
- Full-Frame 4K video at 30 fps: Incorporating an FX-format BSI sensor and on-sensor phase detect AF, the D780 is capable of similar video capture functions of the Nikon Z 6, capturing full-frame 4K UHD video at 30 fps with full-pixel readout for absolute quality. A variety of other frame rates and resolutions is also selectable, including Full HD/120p for ultra-smooth motion in videos and epic slow-motion capture.
 
- Flexible workflow: The D780 offers 10-bit output with N-Log5 or HDR (Hybrid Log-Gamma) support, raising the bar for video functionality and flexibility in post-production.
 
- Advanced Cinematic Functions: Users can enjoy more creative freedom when capturing video with the D780 thanks to its host of advanced shooting modes, including focus peaking, highlight display (zebra stripes), interval timer and in-camera time-lapse movie file recording.
 
Advanced Creative Features
 
The D780 sports an innovative and useful feature-set that empowers professionals to explore their creative potential by affording a more efficient workflow coupled with unique effects.
 
- In-Camera Creative Filters: With a wide-array of in-camera Creative Picture Controls and a Special Effects Mode, the D780 enables users to effortlessly add elements of personal flare to their photos and videos. Additionally, many of these popular special effects can be captured as a JPEG while simultaneously shooting an unaffected RAW image for more editing freedom.
 
- Focus Stacking: Like the D850, the D780’s Focus Shift feature will appeal to macro, product and landscape photographers seeking extreme depth-of-field, by enabling the user to capture a series of shots at different focus distances and use third party software to generate a highly-defined image consisting of only the areas in focus.
 
- More Flexibility with Multiple Exposures: New to the D780 is the ability to create a multiple exposure with non-consecutively shot images, giving photographers the capacity to superimpose images in-camera, even when captured from two entirely different locations and times.
 
- Easy Wi-Fi6 and Bluetooth7 Connectivity: The D780 offers seamless image-sharing to a smartphone or tablet when connected to the Nikon SnapBridge8 app using the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. With the latest SnapBridge app, it’s easy to download videos, RAW files or remotely control a camera from your phone or tablet.
 
Built Like a Nikon
 
- New Touch Operability: Like the Nikon D850, the new D780 features a bright, tilting 3.2-inch LCD enhanced with touch operability to provide a more optimal user-experience.
 
- Robust Design: Sporting a durable build with extensive weather-sealing, the D780 retains its role as a reliable tool to handle unpredictable conditions when working in the field.
 
- Energy-Saving Performance: The D780 can capture 2,260 shots on single charge** which is a significant increase in battery life compared to the D750, making it the ideal companion for photographers embarking on a day-long outing.
 
- On-The-Go Charging: With versatile USB Type C compatibility users can charge in-camera and transfer files more conveniently than ever.
 
- Dual Card Slots: Featuring two UHS-II SD card slots, the D780 provides professionals with a safety net and the ability to record multiple file formats simultaneously.
 
Price and Availability
 
The Nikon D780 will be available in late January for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $2,299.95* for the body-only configuration, and $2,799.95* for single-lens kit configuration with the AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens.
 
Preorders
Nikon D780 - B&H | Adorama
 
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Specifications, equipment and release dates are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.
 
All Nikon products include Nikon Inc. limited warranty. Images are for illustrative purposes only. All Nikon trademarks are trademarks of Nikon Corporation. Nikon Authorized Dealers set their own selling prices, which may vary. Nikon is not responsible for typographical errors.
 
1. With continuous-servo AF (AF-C), manual (M) or shutter-priority auto exposure (S), a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default values.
2. When Custom Setting d6 Extended shutter speeds (M) is set to On.
3. With recording of still images using the FX (36×24) image area and single-point AF. 231 focus points with movie recording.
4. With live view photography in auto-area AF mode.
5. Footage is recorded only to the external device; it cannot be recorded to the memory card inserted in the camera.
6. This camera’s built-in Wi-Fi capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone, iPad, and/or iPod touch or smart devices running on the Android operating system. The Nikon SnapBridge application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
7. The camera’s built-in Bluetooth capability can only be used to connect the camera to a compatible smart device running the SnapBridge app, and to take advantage of SnapBridge features.
8. Using the SnapBridge App System Requirements:
- Android 5.0 or later or 6.0.1 or later
- A device with Bluetooth 4.0 or later (i.e., a device that supports Bluetooth Smart Ready/Low Energy) is required.
- The SnapBridge app is available for compatible iPhone, iPad and/or iPod touch, and for smart devices running the AndroidTM operating system. The app can be downloaded free of charge from Apple’s App Store and GooglePlayTM. SnapBridge can be used only with compatible cameras.

 
Wi-Fi and the Wi-Fi logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance. N-Mark is a trademark or registered trademark of NFC Forum, Inc., in the United States and/or other countries.
 
Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Nikon Corporation and its Affiliates is under license.
 
iOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc., in the United States and/or other countries and is used under license.
 
Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
 
Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc.
 
*SRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.
 
** Measured in accordance with CIPA standard.
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Post Date: 1/6/2020 9:34:36 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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