Check out the holiday sales on Sachtler aktiv Video Fluid Head and Tripod Systems at B&H.
I purchased the Sachtler aktiv10 flowtech 100 MS Tripod System immediately when it went on sale ($818.76 instant savings). It is in my studio awaiting a full review, but I've used it enough to know that it is an outstanding setup.
Many other Sachtler tripods, heads and accessories are also on sale.
Check out today's B&H Deal Zone and the Black Friday deals below them for big savings, including this Deal Zone list:
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone and Black Friday Deals sorted in best seller sequence.
Save $80.00 on Bose QuietComfort 45 Noise-Canceling Wireless Over-Ear Headphones, a great choice for air travel.
Inventory changes rapidly, so keep checking back if what you are looking for is not in stock.
Check out today's B&H Deal Zone for big savings on Datacolor SpyderX Pro / Elite Colorimeters and much more.
One of my jobs is to make sure that this site, a free resource that hopefully has value to you, remains sufficiently funded. The costs, in both time and money, of maintaining and developing this site are substantial, and it seems ever-more-challenging to meet those needs.
Basically, there are five ways you can help support us. The first on the list below is my favorite because it costs you nothing additional. Likely, you will be shopping over the next few weeks, and starting your shopping using the links on this site makes a big difference.
Hopefully, you can use at least two or three of these options regularly:
The support page clarifies the above options.
I am grateful for your support and look forward to serving you long into the future!
Also, don't miss this: Sony Holiday Instant Savings Promotion Plus Buy More Save More
"Capture One 23 (16.0.1) is a service release containing new camera support and several bug fixes."
Get the full details of this update in the release notes.
Hot Deal — Half Price!
Firmware Version 1.3.0 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:
Firmware Version 1.2.0 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:
Firmware Version 1.2.0 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:
Canon has released a new version of Digital Photo Professional and version 1.0.0 of Neural Network Image Processing Tool.
Changes for Digital Photo Professional 4.17.1:
Download: DPP 4.17.1 and Neural network Image Processing Tool (thanks, Scott!)
What is Neural Network Image Processing Tool?
"Neural Network Image Processing Tool is a high quality processing tool for Digital Photo Professional. It can be used by subscribing to a paid plan. Using image processing algorithms based on deep learning technology, it can apply newly developed Digital Lens Optimizer, noise reduction, and demosaic processing." [Canon]
Supported cameras include: EOS R3, R5, R5 C, R6, R6 Mark II, R7, R10, EOS-1D X Mark III
Check out today's Adorama Deals of the Day (available until 10:00 AM ET tomorrow) for big savings on:
Go to Adorama Deals of the Day.
Just posted: Tamron 20-40mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens Review.
This is an interesting lens — compact, lightweight, affordable, and a good performer. Sometimes, the 20-40mm focal length range is ideal, avoiding frequent lens changes.
The Manfrotto Black Friday Sale is now live, featuring up to 40% off bags, V90 SDXC memory cards, and a tripod kit.
The Limited Edition Befree Advanced Camo Wild Green Travel Tripod with Head (made in Italy) is on sale for only $125.99. This tripod kit is regularly priced at $209.00, and the included Manfrotto 494 Center Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate individually sells for $94.88.
Check out today's B&H Deal Zone for big savings on:
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals.
Many Lexar memory cards are also on sale.
This is a great time to increase your storage capacity and improve your backup strategy.
The 18TB drive at Adorama is an especially good deal.
Prefer another brand or style of drive? That option is probably on sale too. Use the links above to navigate to them.
The big super-telephoto lenses deliver the ultimate wildlife image quality. The Canon RF 600mm F4 L IS USM Lens and Sony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS Lens are my favorite wildlife lenses, and they are my easy first choices for photographing elk.
However, there are times when wider would be helpful — a wider focal length and a wider aperture. In those cases, the Canon RF 400mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens and Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS Lens become my first choices. Unfortunately, flying with and managing two big lenses in the field is challenging.
This year, I opted to take on that challenge, taking a lens from each class to Rocky Mountain National Park.
The Pelican 1615 Air Wheeled Hard Case was the primary solution to the mentioned challenge. When flying, the camera bodies were unmounted, the big lens hoods were reversed, pads were added, and additional lenses were included in the case — up to the airline-checked bag weight limit. The case was locked and checked.
In the field, the configuration shown below worked great. With the Robus monopods removed, the Pelican case closed, enabling easy and safe transport to and from my room.
As pictured, both lenses in their LensCoat covers were immediately available for roadside opportunities or for the long stalk.
This bull elk, fresh out of the wallow, was proud of his muddy (and smelly) coat and looking for cows. When photographing wildlife, predicting behavior correctly delivers the ultimate shots, and I guessed this one right.
Seeing the relatively short working distance available for the potential water crossing, the Canon RF 400mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens got the call. This lens's angle of view was just wide enough to fit the elk in the frame, and the f/2.8 aperture strongly blurred the background, which is not easy to do while fitting a large elk in the frame.
A larger version of this image is available here.
Sony's 2022 holiday savings program is now live. Through Dec 11th (Dec 4th for the FE 14mm F1.8), save as illustrated in the table below.
For really hot deals, combine Sony's Buy More Save More promotion with the instant rebates. Significant (mostly $100.00 per lens) mail-in rebates (prepaid debit card) are available for 23 popular lenses when two or more are purchased between October 1 and December 31, 2022. These rebates are in addition to the instant savings promotion (see below).
Please support this site by using the provided links to make your purchases after getting the details on the Sony Buy More Save More page.
|Model||Rebate Amount|| |
|Sony Alpha 7R IV, IVA||$500.00||  B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Sony Alpha 7R III, IIIA||$500.00||  B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Sony Alpha 7 III||$300.00||  B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Sony Alpha 7C||$200.00||  B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM Lens||$100.00||  B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G Lens||$100.00||  B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM Lens||$100.00||  B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM Lens||$100.00||  B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Sony FE 40mm F2.5 G Lens||$50.00||  B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM Lens||$100.00||  B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Lens||$100.00||  B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS Lens||$100.00||  B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM Lens||$100.00||  B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM Lens||$200.00||  B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM Lens||$100.00||  B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Sony FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS Lens||$200.00||  B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Lens||$200.00||  B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Lens||$100.00||  B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Sony FE 28-135mm F4 G PZ OSS Lens||$100.00||  B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS Lens||$200.00||  B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens||$100.00||  B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens||$100.00||  B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens||$100.00||  B&H | Adorama | Amazon|