Sony News (Page 3) RSS Feed for Sony News Report News & Deals  ►

 Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Lenovo 14" IdeaPad Flex 4-1470 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Notebook available for $559.00 with free shipping. Compare at $749.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5-6200U Dual-Core
  • 8GB of 2133 MHz DDR4 RAM | 256GB SSD
  • 14" 1920 x 1080 Multi-Touch IPS Display
  • AMD Radeon R5 M430 GPU (2GB DDR3)
  • Multi-Format Media Card Slot
  • HDMI | USB 3.0 | USB 2.0
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.0
  • 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet
  • 360° Hinge | 4 Different Modes
  • Windows 10 Home
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Tascam DR-05 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Red) available for $69.99 with free shipping. Regularly $99.99.
 
Note: The white model is similarly discounted.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Lightweight and Compact
  • WAV and MP3 Recording
  • Records up to 24-Bit/96 kHz
  • Uses microSD and microSDHC Cards
  • Integrated Microphones and Speaker
  • Intuitive Controls
  • 3.5mm Stereo Mic/Line Input
  • Peak Reduction and Limiter
  • USB 2.0 Port
  • Battery or USB Power
 Tuesday, October 17, 2017
This year's hurricane season has been disasterous for thousands of people, but one lens company has stepped up to do what it can for victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
 
Until December 31, Sigma is offering complimentary service repairs to get your still-under-warranty lenses operating again or trade-in options "...for a special price" (according to an email from Sigma's Public Relations firm that we received).
 
The full details for Sigma's hurricane relief program can be found below:
Sigma hereby extends the warranty coverage of Sigma products still under warranty for damages incurred as a result of Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria. If your equipment is under warranty, Sigma will provide either (a) complimentary service to get your equipment running, or (b) a trade-in option. Just ship your damaged equipment to Sigma, and we will ship the equipment back to you without charge. All terms of your Sigma warranty coverage still apply, so when sending in your Sigma product, please be sure to include a copy of the original sales receipt as proof of purchase date. If you do not have appropriate documentation as a result of the Hurricanes, please contact us. Eligibility for this offer is subject to Sigma’s sole discretion. This offer is open through December 31, 2017 (we must receive your damaged equipment by that date).
We applaud Sigma's compassion and its dedication to taking care of customers ravaged by the devastating hurricanes.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 10/17/2017 3:27:15 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through October 30, use coupon code Fall25 at Topaz Labs to get 25% off any individual Pro Adjustment for Topaz Studio.
 
Pro Adjustments
 
AbstractionBlack And WhiteBloom
Color ThemeChannel MixerDehaze
Edge ExposureFocal BlurHSL Color Tuning
ImpressionMotion BlursPrecision Contrast
Precision DetailRadianceReduce Noise
SmudgeSharpenTexture

Features of Topaz Studio
 
Raw Support
No more Raw conversions, just drop them into the application and get to work. Also supports JPEG, TIFF and PNG.
 
Automatic Lens Correction
Automatic Lens Correction for hundreds of lenses from Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Sony, and more. If your lens isn't available, you can manually correct Lens Distortion, Fringing and Vingettes.
 
Integrated Masking
Add or combine a spot, color, luminosity, gradient and/or brush masks, all edge-aware, on every adjustment, enhancement, or the entire effect.
 
Image Layers
Blend multiple image layers together and create unique compositions using the Image Layer Adjustment.
 
Multidoc Support
Open as many images as you like and work on them side by side, without having to close the application.
 
Unlimited Undo/Redo
Work without fear with unlimited Undo/Redo, including masking, blending, and arranging adjustments.
 
All 1-Click Effects
Topaz Studio comes with a constantly growing list of 1-Click Effects, just find the effect you love, click and save.
 
Host Topaz Plugins
Topaz Studio works as a host for all of your Topaz Plugins, that means no more reliance on photoshop, Lightroom, or other paid image editors as a host for your favorite Topaz products.
 
Freedom to Decide
Get free unrestricted access to each pro adjustment in Topaz Studio for 30 days by clicking the "Try Pro" button at the bottom of each paid adjustment. Trials are activated on a per adjustment basis.
 
10 Free Adjustments
 
Basic AdjustmentColor OverlayPosterize
BlursDual ToneTone Curves
Brightness ContrastFilm GrainVignette
Image Layer  
Post Date: 10/17/2017 8:34:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016, Space Gray) available for $2,099.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $2,799.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 Quad-Core
  • 16GB of 2133 MHz RAM | 512GB PCIe SSD
  • 15.4" 2880 x 1800 Retina Display
  • AMD Radeon Pro 455 GPU (2GB GDDR5)
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.2
  • Touch Bar | Touch ID Sensor
  • 4 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) Ports
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack | Stereo Speakers
  • Larger Force Touch Trackpad
  • macOS Sierra
Note: A slightly lower spec'd model of this notebook is available for $1,899.00.
B&H has the DJI Zenmuse X7 as well as DJI's new 16/24/35/50mm f/2.8 prime lenses available for preorder with free expedited shipping.
 
DJI Zenmuse X7 Product Highlights
 
  • Detachable Gimbal Mount
  • 6K (6016 x 3200) Video Capture
  • 24MP Still Photos
  • Single, Burst, Auto, & Interval Photos
  • microSD and CINESSD Support
Categories: DJI News, Preorders
Post Date: 10/17/2017 8:05:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Canon EOS M100 Digital Camera in stock with free shipping.
Post Date: 10/17/2017 5:27:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Dracast LED500 Silver Series Bi-Color LED Light with Dual NP-F Battery Plate available for $169.95 with free shipping. Regularly $499.95.
 
Note: The V-mount battery plate model is likewise reduced.
 
Included Free
 
  • Dracast DLS-805 Spring-Cushioned Light Stand (7.2')
  • Dracast 2x NP-F 2200mAh Batteries and Charger Kit
Product Highlights
 
  • 3200-5600K Variable Color Temperature
  • Works with NP-F Batteries
  • 10 x 10.4 x 1.8", Weighs 2 lb
  • 45-Degree Beam Angle
  • AC or DC Operation
  • 100-0% Dimming
  • CRI: 95
  • 100-240 VAC Power Adapter Included
  • Carry Case
 Monday, October 16, 2017
B&H has the ikan Piatto PL74 Accent Light (7 x 4") available for $128.99 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $179.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Slim 1" Profile, Fits Almost Anywhere
  • Edge Light Technology for Extra Softness
  • 5,600K Daylight Balance, CRI: 92
  • Sony, Panasonic, Canon Battery Plates
  • Yoke with 5/8" Stand Mount
  • Pre-Attached Gel Clips
  • Readouts for Brightness, Battery Status
Post Date: 10/16/2017 1:55:24 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Benro BV10 Twin Leg Aluminum Tripod available for $799.00 with free shipping. Regularly $899.00.
 
Note: Out of 9 total reviews for this tripod on B&H, 8 users rated it 5-stars and 1 user rated it 4-stars.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 22 lb (10 kg) Load Capacity
  • 100mm Head
  • Flat Base By Removing Tiedown Stud
  • 5-Step Counterbalance
  • Independent 4-Step Pan and Tilt Drag
  • Manfrotto 501/504PL Type Sliding Plate
  • 2-Stage Twin Leg Aluminum Tripod
  • 29 to 64.4" Height Range
  • Mid-Level Spreader
  • Spike Feet & Removable Rubber Foot Pads
Post Date: 10/16/2017 1:47:59 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Think Tank Photo has many discounted items available in its outlet center. See below for more information.
 
In Stock Outlet Center Gear
 
ProductOrig.
Price
SavingsOutlet
Price
Discount
Artificial Intelligence 17 V3$64.75$25.75 $39.00 40%
Citywalker 10$129.75$29.75 $100.00 23%
Citywalker 30$164.75$44.75 $120.00 27%
FPB Session Backpack$149.75$30.00 $119.75 20%
Helipak For Dji Inspire$339.75$190.00 $149.75 56%
Lily Deanne Lucido$199.75$79.90 $119.85 40%
Lily Deanne Mezzo$249.75$99.90 $149.85 40%
Lily Deanne Tutto$299.75$119.90 $179.85 40%
Low Rider Strap$31.75$12.00 $19.75 38%
My 2nd Brain 11 (Mist Green)$84.75$49.75 $35.00 59%
My 2nd Brain 13 (Harbor Blue)$94.75$44.75 $50.00 47%
My 2nd Brain 13 (Mist Green)$94.75$44.75 $50.00 47%
My 2nd Brain 15 (Harbor Blue)$99.75$44.75 $55.00 45%
My 2nd Brain 15 (Mist Green)$99.75$44.75 $55.00 45%
My 2nd Brain Briefcase 13 (Harbor Blue)$129.75$54.75 $75.00 42%
My 2nd Brain Briefcase 13 (Mist Green)$129.75$54.75 $75.00 42%
My 2nd Brain 11 (Blue Slate)$84.75$49.75 $35.00 59%
My 2nd Brain Tablet (Harbor Blue)$74.75$44.75 $30.00 60%
My 2nd Brain Tablet (Mist Green)$74.75$44.75 $30.00 60%
Retrospective 10 (Sandstone)$165.75$33.15 $132.60 20%
Retrospective 20 (Sandstone)$174.75$34.95 $139.80 20%
Retrospective 30 (Sandstone)$194.75$38.95 $155.80 20%
Retrospective 5 (Sandstone)$144.75$28.95 $115.80 20%
Retrospective 6 (Sandstone)$154.75$30.95 $123.80 20%
Retrospective 7 (Sandstone)$162.75$32.55 $130.20 20%
Retrospective Laptop Case 13L$149.75$80.75 $69.00 54%
Retrospective Laptop Case 15L$159.75$84.75 $75.00 53%
Retrospective Leather 30$259.75$103.90 $155.85 40%
Retrospective Leather 5$199.75$79.90 $119.85 40%
Retrospective Leather 7$229.75$79.90 $149.85 35%
Retrospective Lens Changer 2$109.75$14.75 $95.00 13%
Video Rig 18$479.75$110.75 $369.00 23%
Video Rig 24$519.75$120.75 $399.00 23%
Video Transport 18$399.75$91.75 $308.00 23%
Video Transport 20$429.75$98.75 $331.00 23%
Video Workhorse 19$229.75$50.75 $179.00 22%
Video Workhorse 21$259.75$60.75 $199.00 23%
Video Workhorse 25$289.75$50.75$239.0018%
Post Date: 10/16/2017 1:13:38 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Philips 231P4QUPEB 23" 16:9 IPS Monitor available for $99.99 with free shipping. Regularly $169.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • IPS (In-Plane Switching) Panel
  • Built-In USB Hub
  • VGA Input
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 Resolution
  • Static 1,000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 250 cd/m² Brightness
  • 178°/178° Viewing Angles
  • 14 ms Response Time
  • 16.7 Million Colors
  • Notebook Docking Display
Post Date: 10/16/2017 12:32:38 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From DJI:
 
AeroScope Addresses Safety, Security And Privacy Concerns While Protecting Drone Pilots
 
12 October 2017 – DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today unveiled AeroScope, its new solution to identify and monitor airborne drones with existing technology that can address safety, security and privacy concerns.
 
AeroScope uses the existing communications link between a drone and its remote controller to broadcast identification information such as a registration or serial number, as well as basic telemetry, including location, altitude, speed and direction. Police, security agencies, aviation authorities and other authorized parties can use an AeroScope receiver to monitor, analyze and act on that information. AeroScope has been installed at two international airports since April, and is continuing to test and evaluate its performance in other operational environments.
 
“As drones have become an everyday tool for professional and personal use, authorities want to be sure they can identify who is flying near sensitive locations or in ways that raise serious concerns,” said Brendan Schulman, DJI’s Vice President for Policy and Legal Affairs. “DJI AeroScope addresses that need for accountability with technology that is simple, reliable and affordable – and is available for deployment now.”
 
DJI demonstrated the system today in Brussels, Belgium, showing how an AeroScope receiver can immediately sense a drone as it powers on, then plot its location on a map while displaying a registration number. That number functions as the equivalent of a drone license plate, and authorities can use it to determine the registered owner of a drone that raises concerns. In March 2017, in response to growing calls by governments worldwide for remote identification solutions, DJI released a white paper describing the benefits of such an approach to electronic identification for drones.
 
AeroScope works with all current models of DJI drones, which analysts estimate comprise over two-thirds of the global civilian drone market. Since AeroScope transmits on a DJI drone’s existing communications link, it does not require new on-board equipment or modifications, or require extra steps or costs to be incurred by drone operators. Other drone manufacturers can easily configure their existing and future drones to transmit identification information in the same way.
 
Because AeroScope relies on drones directly broadcasting their information to local receivers, not on transmitting data to an internet-based service, it ensures most drone flights will not be automatically recorded in government databases, protecting the privacy interests of people and businesses that use drones. This approach also avoids substantial costs and complexities that would be involved in creating such databases and connecting drones to network systems.
 
This system is consistent with DJI’s problem-solving approach to drone regulation, which aims to strike a reasonable balance between authorities’ need to identify drones that raise concerns and drone pilots’ right to fly without pervasive surveillance. DJI has led the industry with safety and security advances such as geofencing and sense-and-avoid technology, and believes the rapid pace of innovation provides the best means to address new policy concerns.
 
Drone identification settings will be included in DJI’s initial drone software to allow customers to choose the content of their own drone’s identification broadcast to match local expectations both before and after identification regulations are implemented in different jurisdictions. To protect customers’ privacy, the AeroScope system will not automatically transmit any personally identifiable information until regulations or policies in the pilot's jurisdiction require it.
 
“The rapid adoption of drones has created new concerns about safety, security and privacy, but those must be balanced against the incredible benefits that drones have already brought to society,” said Schulman. “Electronic drone identification, thoughtfully implemented, can help solve policy challenges, head off restrictive regulations, and provide accountability without being expensive or intrusive for drone pilots. DJI is proud to develop solutions that can help distribute drone benefits widely while also helping authorities keep the skies safe.”
 
For more information about AeroScope, please contact aeroscope@dji.com.
Category: DJI News
Post Date: 10/16/2017 12:30:15 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
When the Irix 11mm f/4 Firefly Lens showed up, I had a couple of subjects immediately in mind for it. The Cathedral Parish of St Patrick in Harrisburg, PA was one of them and on the next very-cloudy day, I made the trip to this beautiful place.
 
Why did I need a cloudy day to photograph the interior of a church? Any direct sunlight shining through the windows creates overly bright spots on the interior. While daylight was needed to light the inside of the church and bring life to the stained-glass windows, strongly-diffused sunlight creates a far more even light than direct sunlight.
 
Perhaps the biggest challenge to creating an image like is perfectly aligning the camera to the ceiling. With the centered framing, the camera must be positioned precisely below the subject in the exact center of the frame. Often aiding in finding this exact position are tiles and other structural elements that help indicate where the center of the floor is.
 
I had another aid in this case. The gold-colored subject dead center in the frame is a chandelier that hung far below the ceiling. When I saw the gold chandelier centered in the blue and gray area of the ceiling behind it, I knew that the camera was perfectly centered.
 
Centered, however, did not mean squared. The Really Right Stuff TVC-34 Carbon Fiber Tripod and BH-55 Ball Head were especially helpful for this part of the endeavor. I wanted as much of the ceiling in the frame as possible, so I fully retracted the tripod legs, which, with the precise construction of this model, meant that the tripod was level. Similarly-precisely-constructed is the BH-55 ball head and with the stem fully against the bottom of one of the drop notches, the camera was directed straight up.
 
With the camera centered and angled straight up, only final adjustments were needed. The camera still needed to be rotated within the notch (adjust the camera so that it is visually straight up to get started) and then I simply rotated the tripod on the ground, keeping the camera in its centered location, until the viewfinder showed that it was squared with the ceiling. Yes, panning adjustments could have been made using the head's panning feature, but rotating the camera around the head moves the camera slightly from its centered position, meaning that the tripod would need slight repositioning anyway. So, I simply adjusted the tripod position to begin with. Using a Canon Angle Finder C made finalizing the absolute straight-up framing much easier (as would a vari-angle LCD).
 
Focusing with this manual-focus-only lens was simple. I turned the focus ring to the slight detent/bump at the infinity focus mark and everything in the frame was in focus. The 11mm depth of field is huge at normal subject focus distances and this haptic-feedback setting works for a large number of uses, including with wider apertures than the one used here.
 
This is an HDR image, processed with Photomatix.
 
I left the cathedral quite impressed with the Irix 11mm f/4 Firefly Lens. The angle of view it provides is amazing and my first impression is that image quality is very good, especially for the very low price of this lens.
 
A full review of this lens is planned for the near future. A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
Post Date: 10/16/2017 8:17:57 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the CyberPower SE425G Uninterrupted Power Supply available for $27.49 with free shipping. Regularly $49.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 4 x Battery and Surge Protected Outlets
  • 120 V AC Nominal Input Voltage
  • 50/60 Hz ± 3 Hz
  • Simulated Sine Wave Form
  • 8 Hours Typical Recharge Time
  • Integrated Power Switch
  • Power On Indicator
  • Electrical Wiring Fault Indicator
Post Date: 10/16/2017 6:40:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
    1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 |    
Canon News, Nikon News Archives
2017   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct
2016   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2015   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2014   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2013   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2012   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2011   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2010   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2009   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2008   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2007   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2006   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
2005   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
Feedback
Help  |  © 2017 The Digital Picture, LLC  |  Bryan CarnathanPowered By Christ!