Canon and Sony News for May 2022 (Page 2)

 Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Check out today's B&H Deal Zone for big savings on:

  • Angelbird 2TB AV Pro CFexpress 2.0 Type B Memory Card – only $549.99 after $350.00 instant savings
  • Vello Auto Lens Adapter for Canon EF/EF-S Lens to Canon RF-Mount Camera – only $59.95 after $30.00 instant savings
  • Benro GH2F Folding Gimbal Head with Arca-Type Quick Release Plate – only $349.95 after $200.00 instant savings
  • Genaray Spectro LED Essential 500IIB Bi-Color LED Light – only $119.95 after $150.00 instant savings
  • & more!

See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals.

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Post Date: 5/4/2022 2:41:17 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

B&H has 9 and 10-rated used Canon EOS R5 C cameras in stock.

Learn more: Canon EOS R5 C Review

Post Date: 5/4/2022 2:26:37 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Act fast if you want it: Adorama has an open box (0 hours) Canon EOS R5 C Mirrorless Digital Cinema Camera in stock. The camera is discounted to $4,389.00 with 4,389 reward points earned.

Learn more: Canon EOS R5 C

Post Date: 5/3/2022 4:28:52 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Save $300.00 on DJI FPV Drone Kits at B&H.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 5/3/2022 11:34:22 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Prices on the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2s (up to 4TB) are significantly reduced at B&H.

Crucial X6 SSDs are also on sale — the 4TB model at $359.99 is an especially great value (it is the portable SSD that I use).

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 5/3/2022 11:24:50 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Image quality, vignetting, flare, and distortion test results along with specs and measurements are now available on the Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens page.

This lens is available in Canon EF-M, Sony E, Leica L, Fujifilm X, and Micro Four Thirds mounts.

Save $75.00 instantly via the current Sigma promotion. Order the Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens from B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX

Rent the Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens from Lensrentals.

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Post Date: 5/3/2022 9:20:05 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Check out today's B&H Deal Zone for big savings on:

  • Delkin Devices 1TB Advantage UHS-I SDXC Memory Card – only $129.99 after $70.00 instant savings
  • Thule Narrator 30L Backpacks – only $49.95 after $50.00 instant savings
  • Vanguard VEO 2 235AB Aluminum Tripods w/Ball Head – only $74.99 after $65.00 instant savings
  • Genaray Ultra-Thin Bicolor 288 SMD LED On-Camera Light – only $49.99 after $50.00 instant savings
  • Synco WAir-G2-A2 Ultracompact 2-Person Digital Wireless Microphone System for Mirrorless/DSLR Cameras (2.4 GHz) – only $129.00 after $70.00 instant savings
  • Case Logic Saigon Neck Strap for DSLR Cameras – only $6.99 after $6.00 instant savings

See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 5/3/2022 9:13:55 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

The refurbished Canon EOS 5Ds R is back in stock at Canon USA for only $1,199.20.

As I said before, this camera at this price is a tremendous value.

Browse the entire Canon USA Store refurbished camera, lens, and flash inventory.

Post Date: 5/3/2022 8:30:49 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Inventory update: Canon has the refurbished Canon RF 28-70mm F2 L and RF 70-200mm F2.8 IS USM Lens, along with most other RF lenses, in stock.

Expect Canon USA refurbished gear to be like new with an as-new warranty and a great price.

Outstanding lenses:

Canon RF 28-70mm F2 L USM Lens Review
Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens Review
Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens Review

Post Date: 5/3/2022 8:24:40 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, May 2, 2022

Check out the new ProGrade Digital 512GB UHS-II SDXC Memory Card at B&H.

Previously, 256GB was the highest capacity available in a SDXC UHS-II V90 card.

While confirming this fact, the also-just-introduced Wise Advanced 512GB SD-N UHS-II SDXC Memory Card showed up (at a considerably higher cost).

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 5/2/2022 2:49:00 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Check out today's Adorama Deals of the Day (available until 10:00 AM ET tomorrow) for big savings on:

  • Tokina Opera 16-28mm F/2.8 FX Lens for Canon EF and Nikon F – only $499.00 after $200.00 instant savings
  • Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2022 – only $89.99 after $ instant savings
  • Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Mirrorless Camera Body, Black with Olympus M. Zuiko 12-40mm F/2.8 Zoom Lens – only $1,999.98 after $800.00 instant savings
  • & more!

Go to Adorama Deals of the Day!

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Post Date: 5/2/2022 2:32:13 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Use coupon code SUNSHINE15 (one use per customer) at Lensrentals to save 15% on orders arriving by 5/27/2022.

Renting is a great option for trying new gear or for getting otherwise unaffordable gear to use for a short duration.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 5/2/2022 9:53:46 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Check out the just-launched Mother's Day Sale at B&H.

Save big on your favorite brands, including Apple, SanDisk, DJI, Godox, WD, and MANY more.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 5/2/2022 9:21:10 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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Post Date: 5/2/2022 9:01:05 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Image quality test results are available on the Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens page.

This is a sharp lens that is available in Canon EF-M, Sony E, Leica L, Fujifilm X, and Micro Four Thirds mounts.

Save $75.00 instantly via the current Sigma promotion. Order the Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens from B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX

Rent the Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens from Lensrentals.

Please share!

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 5/2/2022 8:33:51 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Post Date: 5/2/2022 7:31:10 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Sunday, May 1, 2022

When other serious photographers are photographing you instead of the amazing scene in your viewfinder, your sanity feels questioned.

Despite appearing big in this image, Lathe Arch is relatively small. Making it appear large in the frame requires getting close to it relative to the background. Getting close from the best side of this arch offers very few options, and gaining this vantage point required getting into a small opening between the large, abrasive granite rocks.

The tripod legs were spread straight out, straddling the crevice, and I was thankful for sturdy boots that were not crushing my feet despite being wedged between the rocks. I was mostly hidden from people walking by but was apparently photo-worthy to a couple of photographers that noticed me.

The widest focal length available on the mounted lens was 15mm, and that angle of view was not nearly wide enough to capture the entire arch and the supporting rocks beside it. Thus, a panorama was called for.

I suspected that this scenario was coming and often have a Really Right Stuff MPR-CL Rail with Integral Clamp in the bag. The rail mounted on the vertical side of the L-plate allowed the lens to pivot over its nodal point, ensuring that the foreground details aligned when stitched together. While nodal alignment is not essential when the foreground is distant, this foreground was very close.

There was a lot of blue sky above the arch, but much of that was framed (and cropped) out of this image. The 22mm focal length provided a sufficient vertical angle of view. The finished horizontal angle of view was determined by the sum of the camera angles used for the pano.

The next issue to resolve was the inadequate depth of field. The closest foreground rock was immediately in front of the lens, while Lone Peak and the mountains beside it were far away. This scenario calls for focus bracketing, an easy strategy with the Canon EOS R5.

I considered adding HDR bracketing to the already complicated capture and processing but didn't — and didn't regret that decision. The R5's dynamic range easily handled this scene.

After dialing in a manual exposure that barely avoided red channel overexposure, the camera was rotated to the left-most side of the capture, autofocus was acquired on the nearest point of the rock, and the set of focus bracketed images was captured. The ball head base was not close to level, so the panning base could not be used for the lateral movement. The ball was loosened, and the camera moved using the thirds gridline to locate the next position. Moving the bottom-left thirds gridline intersection to the former position of the bottom-right thirds line intersection provided a considerable 2/3 frame overlap between image sets, with the electronic level ensuring the camera remained level.

A 1/3 overlap is usually adequate, so moving the bottom-left thirds gridline intersection to the former position of the bottom-right line leaving the frame would have been more efficient.

Additional sets of images were captured until the complete width of the pano was finished. The result was five images per focus stack and four focus-stacked image sets for the panorama.

Creation of the final image involved processing the stacks and then creating the panorama from the four stacked images. While this process may sound complicated, it was simple. The computer did all of the work.

Capturing this image was high on the awkwardness scale, but as usual, I barely remember the discomfort, and the image will bring back the great memories of this morning long into the future.


A larger version of this image is available Here.

Post Date: 5/1/2022 7:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

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Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 5/1/2022 7:04:17 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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