Canon and Sony News for Jul 2018 (Page 3)

 Thursday, July 5, 2018

From Tamron:

Dear users and potential purchasers of Tamron interchangeable lenses.

Thank you for using Tamron products.

We are pleased to inform you that the firmware update for the 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036) for Sony E-mount, full-frame mirrorless cameras, is now available. The firmware update is available through Sony E-mount camera bodies. Please review the information below.

Affected model

  • 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036)

Firmware version

  • Ver.2

Improvements

This update improves known issues for autofocus with Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, when the range of focus search distance is broad, in video recording mode.
Tap for more details.

How to Update

The lens firmware can be updated using cameras that support this lens firmware update.

How to Check your Lens Firmware Version

From your camera’s menu screen, please select "Setup" then "Display version."

Download: Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036) Firmware v.2

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Tamron Firmware Updates
Post Date: 7/5/2018 7:17:41 AM ET   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, July 4, 2018

For those residing in the USA, Independence Day (aka, the 4th of July) is often celebrated with freinds, family, grilled food and fireworks. With so many fireworks displays occurring this evening (either in a city center or in your own backyard), you may want to brush up on your fireworks photography techniques before the colorful bursts paint the night sky.

Fireworks Photography Tips

Post Date: 7/4/2018 8:17:29 AM ET   Posted By: Sean

From the Science'n'me YouTube Channel:

Have you ever wondered how Canon rebel cameras (600D+) wirelessly trigger speedlights with just its flash? In this video, the pre-flash signal is analysed, decoded, and finally emulated using a microcontroller.

Posted to: Canon News   Category: Photography Education Videos
Post Date: 7/4/2018 6:46:43 AM ET   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, July 3, 2018

From 3 Legged Thing:

Complementing their highly-acclaimed range of tripods and accessories, and inspired by the Bletchley Codebreakers and 90s industrial metal (there’s a sentence you never thought you’d read), 3 Legged Thing has announced the release of Alan, a rugged carbon fibre professional monopod; Trent, an ultra-tall Punks monopod; and Docz; a foot stabiliser that works with both monopods, and which is also available separately.

“It’s been five years since we last had a monopod in the range, and it was really important that we made sure that anything we develop is relevant in the current market place,” commented Danny Lenihan, Founder and CEO of 3 Legged Thing. “With these two monopods, kitted with our Docz foot stabiliser, we have straddled the divide between photo and video, without compromise, and at a price point that makes them hugely competitive.”

The perfect blend of size, weight and capability, Alan is built for versatility and resilience. Ideal for action and sports photography and to add stability when creating video footage, Alan has a stored height of 45 cm / 17.5 ”, and is compact enough for transportation in hand luggage. Alan extends to a maximum height of 1.49 m / 58.7 ”.

Formed from 8 layers of 100% pure carbon fibre and aircraft grade alloys, ensuring he is both light and incredibly strong, Alan can support a maximum load of 60 kg / 132 lb – almost 100x his own weight!

Both ends of the monopod feature dual 1/4”-20 and 3/8”-16 threads allowing Alan to connect to a variety of accessories, and to be used as a camera or microphone boom. The patented Tri- Mount plate has three hollowed spurs for the attachment of accessories, and the unique Big Grip provides maximum grip for security and has deep channels designed to disperse moisture.

Punks monopod Trent’s full extended height is over 2 m (80”) making him one of the tallest monopods in the world today. Formed from aircraft-grade magnesium alloy, Trent is both strong vertically, and is capable of lateral loads making him ideal for use as a camera or microphone boom. Trent’s maximum load capability is 30 kg / 66 lb, giving him an impressive load-to-weight ratio of 50:1.

Trent features 3 Legged Thing’s unique Bubble Grip technology on the leg locks and column grip. This offers users improved leverage, and maximum grip in inclement weather conditions. Like Alan, Trent also has dual 1/4”-20 and 3/8”-16 threads at either end allowing for use with a variety of accessories.

Both Alan and Trent have a detachable rubber Boot at the bottom, which can be replaced with any of 3 Legged Thing’s footwear – Heelz, Stilettoz, and Clawz – or can be used with the new foot stabiliser Docz.

Docz is a rugged foot stabiliser with a 30 cm /12 “ base, designed specifically to add stability to monopods. With an alloy base construction, a rugged ABS top cover and rubber boot adjuster, Docz adds a stable, solid base for monopods with no flexing. The rubber adjuster controls the friction and tension settings on Docz’ ball mount, enabling an ultra-smooth motion for action and sports photography. The ball mount has a 3/8”-16 thread, and can also be locked upright for extra stability. Trent features 3 Legged Thing’s unique Bubble Grip technology on the leg locks and column grip. This offers users improved leverage, and maximum grip in inclement weather conditions. Like Alan, Trent also has dual 1/4”-20 and 3/8”-16 threads at either end allowing for use with a variety of accessories.

Both Alan and Trent have a detachable rubber Boot at the bottom, which can be replaced with any of 3 Legged Thing’s footwear – Heelz, Stilettoz, and Clawz – or can be used with the new foot stabiliser Docz.

Docz is a rugged foot stabiliser with a 30 cm /12 “ base, designed specifically to add stability to monopods. With an alloy base construction, a rugged ABS top cover and rubber boot adjuster, Docz adds a stable, solid base for monopods with no flexing. The rubber adjuster controls the friction and tension settings on Docz’ ball mount, enabling an ultra-smooth motion for action and sports photography. The ball mount has a 3/8”-16 thread, and can also be locked upright for extra stability. Docz legs can be folded upwards, creating a more compact footprint for transportation.

Alan, Trent and Docz will each be available separately, as well as in kits with the following suggested retail pricing:

  • Alan – £129.99 / $149.99
  • Alan Kit (Alan + Docz) – £169.99 / $199.99
  • Trent – £69.99 / $79.99
  • Trent Kit (Trent + Docz) – £109.99 / $129.99
  • Docz – £49.99 / $59.99

All products are available to pre-order via retailers worldwide, and will ship in time for the official release date of 1st August 2018.

Preorder

3 Legged Thing Alan - B&H | Adorama

3 Legged Thing Alan Kit - B&H | Adorama

3 Legged Thing Trent - B&H | Adorama

3 Legged Thing Trent Kit - B&H | Adorama

3 Legged Thing Docz - B&HAdorama

Post Date: 7/3/2018 9:23:05 AM ET   Posted By: Sean

In this video, YouTube channel Mango Street demonstrates a few fun in-camera video transitions you can use to enhance your story.

Post Date: 7/3/2018 6:15:47 AM ET   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, July 2, 2018

David Bergman shows you how to get a wide-angle image with shallow depth of field using a multi-shot technique called the Brenzier Method.

Post Date: 7/2/2018 12:55:51 PM ET   Posted By: Sean

From Sigma:

Corpus Christi Camera, Kenmore Camera and Pro Photo Supply will host hands-on workshops covering travel, night sky, moving water and macro photography led by photo experts Brett Wells and Aaron Norberg

Ronkonkoma, NY – July 2, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced its Sigma Lens Workshops lineup for July. Workshops will be led by Sigma’s Brett Wells and Aaron Norberg, and will focus on various photography genres including astrophotography, how to shoot moving water, travel and macro photography.

Sigma Lens Workshops July Lineup

Workshops at Corpus Christi Camera Fest
Sigma’s Brett Wells will lead two workshops on how to shoot starry skies and moving water at Corpus Christi Camera & Video on July 2-3, 2018 in Corpus Christi, TX.

  • Shoot for the Stars: Intro to Night Sky Photography – Monday, July 2nd 7:30-10pm
  • Moving Water Photography – Tuesday, July 3rd 5-7pm

@ Corpus Christi Camera – 1220 Airline Road #135, Corpus Christi, TX 78412
FREE – Register Here

The first day of the Corpus Christi workshop will cover the basics of astrophotography, including how to choose the best lenses and camera settings to get started in astrophotography. Sigma expert photographer Brett Wells will cover the fundamentals of photographing the night sky as well as the natural landscape at night to help you achieve dramatic results. After the lecture, attendees will go on a field trip to shoot the night sky. The second day of the workshop will focus on how to photograph moving water, freezing or blurring the motion, while capturing the environment around. This workshop will provide a unique take on motion photography and will also be followed by an optional field trip.

Workshops at Kenmore Camera
Sigma’s Aaron Norberg will lead a two-part travel & macro photography workshop at Kenmore Camera on July 12, 2018 in Kenmore, WA.

  • Travel & Macro Photography Workshop – Saturday, July 14th 8:30am-3:30pm

@ Kenmore Camera – 6708 NE 181st St, Kenmore, WA 98028
$25 – Register Here

Join Aaron Norbeg in his two-part workshop covering travel & macro photography. The day will begin with Aaron’s instruction on how to utilize depth of field and shutter speed to create interesting and engaging imagery while abroad or near home. During the second part, Aaron will focus on shooting small objects. He’ll cover tips and techniques for capturing great macro images. Following the morning instruction, Aaron will take participants into the field to get hands-on experience with Sigma lenses.

Workshop at Pro Photo Supply
Sigma’s Aaron Norberg will lead a workshop teaching the basics of travel photography at Pro Photo Supply Event Center on July 21, 2018 in Portland, OR.

  • The Basics of Travel Photography Workshop – Saturday, July 21st 9:00am-3:00pm

Pro Photo Supply Event Center – Northwest 18th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
$25 – Register Here

Attendees will have a chance to learn the ins and outs of travel photography during this workshop. The class will help improve photographers’ skills, execute their artistic vision and turn documenting into storytelling. Aaron will cover lens selection, composition and how to utilize depth of field and shutter speed to capture the most stunning images during the most adventurous trips. After the morning lesson, participants can meet up on Sauvie Island for a guided photo walk and shoot some exciting images. Loaner equipment will be available.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 7/2/2018 10:05:33 AM ET   Posted By: Sean

Just posted: Sony a7 III Review.

The Sony a7 III is a lot of camera for the money.

The Sony a7 III is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX.

Rent the Sony a7 III from Lensrentals.

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 7/2/2018 6:00:00 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
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