Canon, Nikon & Sony News and What's New (Excluding Deals) (Page 3) RSS Feed for Photography Deals Omitted Report News & Deals  ►

 Thursday, November 30, 2017
From Canon USA:
 
Canon EOS-1D X
 
Firmware Version 2.1.0 incorporates the following improvement and fixes:
 
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which standard exposure may not be obtained, or an irregular exposure may result, when Silent LV (Live View) shooting with the following TS-E lenses: TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO, or TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO.
  • Changes the maximum number of "Release cycles" displayed from 1,000,000 cycles to 9,999,000 cycles. This value can be checked under the "Camera system information" menu.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which a synchronization failure may occur during multiple flash shooting.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which Error 80 occurs depending on the shutter release timing.
Download: Canon EOS-1D X Firmware v.2.1.0
 


Canon EOS 6D
 
Firmware Version 1.1.8 incorporates the following fix:
 
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which standard exposure may not be obtained, or an irregular exposure may result, when Silent LV (Live View) shooting with the following TS-E lenses: TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO, or TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO.
Download: Canon EOS 6D Firmware v.1.1.8
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/30/2017 1:24:05 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
 
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
 
Firmware Version 1.1.4 incorporates the following improvements and fix:
 
  • Support has been added for chromatic aberration correction, peripheral illumination correction, distortion correction, and Digital Lens Optimizer when using Digital Photo Professional to process RAW images captured with the following TS-E lenses: TS-E 17mm f/4L, TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO, or TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which standard exposure may not be obtained, or an irregular exposure may result, when Silent LV (Live View) shooting with the following TS-E lenses: TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO, or TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO.
  • Support for Exif 2.31 has been added.
Download: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Firmware v.1.1.4
 


Canon EOS 5D Mark III
 
Firmware Version 1.3.5 incorporates the following fix:
 
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which standard exposure may not be obtained, or an irregular exposure may result, when Silent LV (Live View) shooting with the following TS-E lenses: TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO, or TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO.
Download: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware v.1.3.5
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/30/2017 11:42:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H is currently hosting a live stream discussion panel on the recently announced Sony a7R III. See below for the live stream access.
 

 
Sony a7R III Product Highlights
 
  • 42MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
  • 399-Point AF System & 10 fps Shooting
  • UHD 4K30p Video with HLG & S-Log3 Gammas
  • 3.69m-Dot Tru-Finder OLED EVF
  • 3.0" 1.44m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
  • ISO 102400 & Pixel Shift Multi Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, Dual SD Slots
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C Port & PC Sync Port
Preorder: Sony a7R III at B&H
Posted to: Sony News
Category: B&H News
Post Date: 11/30/2017 11:34:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has started shipping the Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera to early preorder customers.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 42MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
  • 399-Point AF System & 10 fps Shooting
  • UHD 4K30p Video with HLG & S-Log3 Gammas
  • 3.69m-Dot Tru-Finder OLED EVF
  • 3.0" 1.44m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
  • ISO 102400 & Pixel Shift Multi Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, Dual SD Slots
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C Port & PC Sync Port
Posted to: Sony News
Category: Preorders
Post Date: 11/30/2017 10:40:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Just posted: LensCoat RainCoat Review.
 
I found the camo camera and lens raincover I was looking for.
 
Looking for a great gift idea? Any of the many RainCoat models qualify!
 
The LensCoat RainCoat is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX.
Post Date: 11/30/2017 8:41:41 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Nikon:
 
November 30, 2017 – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of version 2.0 of SnapBridge, the app that enables users to easily and conveniently expand the rich experience of their Nikon digital camera via Bluetooth connection to a smart device.
 
SnapBridge Version 2.0 reflects feedback from users of earlier versions of the app, and represents a complete overhaul of screen design and menu structure. It also offers new functions, including instructions for connecting to a camera, that make the app easier to use, more intuitive, and enable simpler connection.
 
When pairing a smart device with a camera, the SnapBridge app provides clear instructions on the steps to be performed with each device, for a simpler pairing process. The convenience of the app has also been increased in a number of ways — it is equipped with a power-saving mode, images are displayed faster, and connections are more stable to ensure the smooth and reliable transfer of photos.
 
Lastly, functions that support full-scale remote photography with a digital SLR camera have been extended. This enables users to apply and adjust main camera settings using the app. With all of these added improvements, the app has been developed with the focus on significantly improving the user experience.
 
Nikon will continue to enhance the app's usability and strengthen its functions in order to provide users with increasingly rich imaging experiences well into the future.
 
Key advances
 
1. A new screen design and menu structure for improved operation
 
Screen design and menu structure have been significantly overhauled in a number of ways, including the adoption of progress displays, to provide visual confirmation of the status of an operation. These include when a smart device is paired with a camera or connection is changed to a Wi-Fi connection. Direct access to help functions from the app menu is also available.
 
2. Instructions that make it easier to pair for the first time are displayed
 
The app offers different instructions for each category of camera. With explanations of the steps to be taken with both the smart device and the camera provided using text and images, even those attempting to pair devices for the first time will have an easy time of it.
 
Further, up to five cameras can now be registered with the smart device running the app. This makes switching between cameras much easier for those who own multiple Nikon cameras.
 
3. Lower power consumption, faster operations, and more stable connections
 
The stability of smart device connections to cameras has been increased for all operations, including the automatic downloading of photos. Additionally, the speed with which images are displayed has been improved, enabling the faster display of images in the SnapBridge app — acquired via auto download or those within the camera with manual download. The app is also equipped with a new power-saving mode that controls the amount of smart device power consumed by the app when it is not connected to a camera for an extended period of time.
 
SnapBridge Version 2.0 also features a location data accuracy setting that allows users to choose between lower power consumption and greater location data accuracy by selecting how often the smart device updates location data. Three options — High (high accuracy), Medium and Low — are available.
 
4. Greater flexibility with remote photography
 
Important digital SLR camera settings can now be controlled from the SnapBridge app with remote photography. The live view display on the smart device can be used to confirm and adjust camera settings, allowing users to enjoy more full-scale shooting.
 
Settings that can be applied/adjusted
 
  • Exposure mode (P/S/A/M)
  • Shutter speed
  • Aperture value
  • Exposure compensation
  • ISO sensitivity
  • White balance
5. More thorough collaboration with Nikon's photo sharing service, NIKON IMAGE SPACE
 
SnapBridge Version 2.0 has a dedicated tab that makes it easier than ever to use NIKON IMAGE SPACE. In addition, photos taken using remote photography can now be uploaded to NIKON IMAGE SPACE automatically. This means that all photos that have been downloaded to the smart device can now be automatically uploaded to NIKON IMAGE SPACE.
 
Download: SnapBridge Version 2.x (iOS | Android)
Posted to: Nikon News
Category: SnapBridge News
Post Date: 11/30/2017 8:40:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H is hosting a live stream discussion panel on the recently announced Sony a7R III starting at 12:30pm Eastern Time today. Once it goes live, the live panel discussion can be accessed below.
 

 
Sony a7R III Product Highlights
 
  • 42MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
  • 399-Point AF System & 10 fps Shooting
  • UHD 4K30p Video with HLG & S-Log3 Gammas
  • 3.69m-Dot Tru-Finder OLED EVF
  • 3.0" 1.44m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
  • ISO 102400 & Pixel Shift Multi Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, Dual SD Slots
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C Port & PC Sync Port
Preorder: Sony a7R III at B&H
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 11/30/2017 7:30:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has updated its availability notices for the Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L & TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro Tilt-Shift lenses indicating they will be available December 4 (Monday).
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/30/2017 6:54:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
 
Firmware Version 1.1.2 incorporates the following improvements and fix:
 
  • Support has been added for chromatic aberration correction, peripheral illumination correction, distortion correction, and Digital Lens Optimizer when using Digital Photo Professional to process RAW images captured with the following TS-E lenses: TS-E 17mm f/4L, TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO, or TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which standard exposure may not be obtained, or an irregular exposure may result, when Silent LV (Live View) shooting with the following TS-E lenses: TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO, or TS-E 135mm f/4L MACRO.
  • Support for Exif 2.31 has been added.
Download:
Canon EOS 5Ds Firmware v1.1.2
Canon EOS 5Ds R Firmware v1.1.2
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/30/2017 5:14:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Just posted: Gitzo GT1555T Traveler Carbon Fiber Tripod Review.
 
If you do not have a high quality travel tripod in your kit, consideration of a model from the Gitzo Traveler Carbon Fiber Tripod lineup is warranted.
 
The Gitzo GT1555T Traveler Carbon Fiber Tripod is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama. Additional recommended retailer options are included at the end of the review.
Post Date: 11/29/2017 8:16:18 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Image quality results from the Sony a7R II have been added to the Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens page.
 
Go create some comparisons. Here is one to get you started.
 
The Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX.
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 11/29/2017 8:12:44 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
In the video above, we get a glimpse of an upcoming feature to Photoshop CC – the ability to select subjects in an image with a single click. Looking closely at the video, it looks like the automatically calculated selections will need some refinement, but... the new feature looks like it provides a fast and solid starting point for subject selections.
 
From the Adobe Photoshop YouTube Channel:
 
We’re excited to give you a sneak peek into one of the new functionalities coming to Photoshop CC. Select Subject, powered by Adobe Sensei, is a tool that enables users to make their selections in one click. With Select Subject, you’ll be able to get started with your selections faster than ever before.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 11/29/2017 7:22:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, November 27, 2017
Act fast! The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Lens is in stock at Adorama. I doubt this opportunity will last long.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/27/2017 7:45:33 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Just posted: Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Lens Review.
 
Professional and serious amateur photographers have another must-have lens to add to their list.
 
The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Lens is (momentarily) in stock at Adorama and available for preorder at B&H | Amazon | WEX
 
A huge number of hours goes into creating a review such as this one. Please extend the value by sharing it with others! Thanks!
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/27/2017 7:34:46 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Sunday, November 26, 2017
A baby animal photo elicits an "Awwwww" response more frequently than perhaps any other subject. And for a good reason of course – baby animals are just sooooo cute.
 
I find whitetailed deer fawns to be among the cutest baby animals and when a tame fawn became a photo opportunity, I of course made full use of it. While tame is extremely helpful for photographing a wildlife subject, tame does not mean that subject is easy to photograph.
 
Unless feeding, fawns are mostly in constant motion. That is, until they lay down. Newborn fawns spend a significant amount of time lying down, but finding them doing so can be very challenging as they usually pick a hidden location. That means getting a clear photograph of them in this position remains challenging.
 
Fortunately, this particular location choice gave me a window of opportunity.
 
My lens choice was the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Lens. The reason I chose this lens, aside from its excellent overall performance, was for the focal length range combined with the wide aperture. The fawn was in dark woods (heavy tree canopy) and there were plenty of obstructions that I needed to be in front of. Having the focal length range gave me the ability to adjust framing as desired, allowing me to fit the entire fawn in the frame, while keeping the obscuring brush behind me.
 
The f/4 aperture is the widest available in a zoom lens of this range and I made full use of that feature on this day. The fawn was still moving its head enough to warrant the 1/400 sec. shutter speed and a proper exposure at f/4 needed ISO 5000.
 
When the right opportunity occurs, it only takes a short period of time with the right subject to get a card full of great images. When that happens, I become challenged to select one or a few favorites to share. And, that was the case with this fawn. I finally decided to share this one because I liked the overall body position and because the eye is so prominent. Hopefully, the adorable little fawn invoked an "Awwww" from you.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
Post Date: 11/26/2017 6:45:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
    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   Nov   Dec
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!