Canon, Nikon, and Sony News for Feb 2020 (Page 3)

 Monday, February 10, 2020

 
From the Adorama YouTube Channel:
 
In this episode, Pye will teach you 5 important RAW processing tips you might not have known using the popular photo-editing software, Adobe Lightroom.
 
Adorama carries Adobe Photography Plan Subscriptions.
Post Date: 2/10/2020 5:20:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Manfrotto Nitrotech N12 & 545GB Dual-Leg Tripod System with Half Ball Adapter & Bag available for $499.88 with free shipping. Compare at $1,099.88.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Nitrotech N12 Fluid Head
  • 26.4-Pound Load Capacity
  • 8.8 to 26.4-Pound Counterbalance Range
  • 75mm Flat Base
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS available for $129.95 with free shipping after $70.00 in-cart coupon savings is applied. Compare at $199.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Output: 1500 VA / 1000W @ 60 Hz
  • Input: 88-144 VAC @ 57-63 Hz
  • 12 x NEMA 5-15R Total Outlets
  • 6 x Battery/Surge & 6 x Surge Outlets
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 2/10/2020 4:41:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, February 8, 2020
With a Canon EOS M200 in hand, it is time to set up the camera for use. Following are the 29 steps I took to make an out-of-the-box M200 ready for use.
 
  1. Open the box, find the battery, place it in the charger and plug it in.
  2. While the battery is charging, unpack the other items you want from the box. This is a good time to install the neck strap.
  3. Download and install the Canon Solution Disk software on your computer to get support for the latest camera(s). Canon Digital Photo Pro (DPP), EOS Utility, Photostitch and Lens Registration Utility are the options I manually include in the install.
  4. Insert the battery (after charging completes) and power the camera on.
  5. The date, time and time zone setup screen will show at the first startup. Use the Rear Control dial and Set button to update this information.
  6. Insert a memory card (don't forget to format the card via the tools menu option before taking pictures).
  7. If the lens being used retracts beyond a usable focal length (the EF-M 15-45 for example), unlock and extend the lens.
  8. Set the camera's mode to Av, Tv or M (some modes provide only a small subset of available menu options). Use the middle switch setting (Creative Assist by default) and scroll up to the advanced modes.
  9. Scroll through all of the menu tabs to configure the camera as follows:
  10. Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Image quality: Use top dial to set RAW to "RAW" and Rear Control arrow (press left or right) to set JPEG to "-"
  11. Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Image review: Off (without a review display being shown and cleared, the viewfinder becomes ready-for-shooting faster)
  12. Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Lens aberration correction: disable all (I correct lens aberrations during post processing if warranted, though enabling CA correction is usually a good idea and if shooting in JPG mode, consider enabling other options as well.)
  13. Shooting Menu, Tab 2: Auto Lighting Optimizer: Off (again, those shooting in JPG mode might want to explore the results of this option)
  14. Shooting Menu, Tab 4: Picture Style: Neutral with Sharpness = 1 (Note: the low contrast "Neutral" picture style provides a histogram on the back of the camera that most-accurately shows me blown highlights and blocked shadows on the camera LCD. I usually change the Picture Style to "Standard" in DPP after capture. If shooting in JPG mode, selecting "Standard" is probably a better option.)
  15. Shooting Menu, Tab 5: High speed NR: Off (or Low) (Noise reduction is destructive to images details - I prefer to add NR sparingly in post. Select "Low" if shooting in JPG format).
  16. Shooting Menu, Tab 5: Touch Shutter: Disable
  17. Shooting Menu, Tab 6: Continuous AF: Disable (increases battery life)
  18. Playback Menu, Tab 4: AF point disp.: Disable
  19. Playback Menu, Tab 4: View from last seen: Disable
  20. Wireless Menu, Tab 1: Airplane mode: On (unless using the wireless features)
  21. Set Up Menu, Tab 1: Auto rotate: On, computer only (if I'm shooting vertically, I want the image to also display vertically on the camera, optimally using the full screen)
  22. Set Up Menu, Tab 3: Beep: Disable (no one else wants to hear your camera)
  23. Set Up Menu, Tab 4: Shooting information display: Grid display: 3x3, Histogram: RGB
  24. Set Up Menu, Tab 5: Custom Functions(C.Fn): ISO expansion: On
  25. Set Up Menu, Tab 5: Custom Functions(C.Fn): Shutter release w/o lens (Disable)
  26. Set Up Menu, Tab 5: Copyright information: Enter author's name
  27. Display Level Menu, Tab 1: Menu display: Standard
  28. Display Level Menu, Tab 1: Feature guide: Disable (beginners will want this feature enabled)
  29. My Menu: Set up
I of course make additional menu and other setting changes based on current shooting scenarios, but this list covers my initial camera setup process.
 
To copy this configuration would mean that you intend to shoot similar to how I shoot - including shooting in RAW-only format. While my setup works great for me, your best use of this list may be for tweaking your own setup.
 
If you can't remember your own menu setup parameters, keeping an up-to-date list such as this one is a good idea. Anytime your camera is reset-to-factory state for some reason, such as when being serviced, you will be ready to restore your setup quickly while ensuring that you do not miss an important setting. If you purchase another same or similar camera, you will be able to quickly set it up.
 
More Information
 
Canon EOS M200
 
The Canon EOS M200 is in stock at B&H.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/8/2020 9:53:49 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, February 7, 2020
eBay (via 6ave - 99.7% Positive feedback) has the Canon EOS 5Ds DSLR Camera available for $1,163.59 with free shipping. Compare at $3,499.00.
 
If you've never owned a full frame camera, this would be an excellent (and inexpensive) introduction.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore would not qualify for a manufacturer warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/7/2020 5:11:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the HP Sprocket 200 Photo Printer (Luna Pearl) available for $49.99 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $129.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • ZINK Printing Technology
  • Extremely Compact Design
  • Print from iOS & Android Devices via App
  • Print Resolution: 313 x 400 dp
Post Date: 2/7/2020 5:02:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Gura Gear UINTA 30L Multipurpose Backpack (Black/Brown) available for $49.00 with free shipping. Regularly $219.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds DSLR, Lenses, and Accessories
  • Accommodates 17" Laptop
  • Multiple Pockets & Tripod Holder
  • Top Handle, Shoulder & Chest Straps
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
 Thursday, February 6, 2020
B&H has the refurbished Nikon Z 7 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) in stock for $2,199.00.
 
Need the lens too? The refurbished Nikon Z 7 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 24-70mm Lens is in stock for $2,499.00.
 
Need more information? Here is our Nikon Z 7 review.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/6/2020 10:18:41 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Just posted: Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS Lens Review.
 
Learn how this lens differs from the Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM Lens.
 
The Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS Lens is in stock at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
Rent the Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS Lens from Lensrentals.
 
Please share!
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/6/2020 9:48:52 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the Profoto YouTube Channel:
 
Follow Swedish based photographer Emily Dahl on this 1920's inspired beauty shoot where she combines flash and lighting for video using the Profoto B10.
 
B&H carries the Profoto B10 Plus and related accessories.
Through 10:00am Eastern Time, Adorama has the NiSi V5 Pro 100mm Filter Holder Kit available for $87.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $178.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Brand new "side pressure" clip design makes inserting filters smoother and easier.
  • Raised lip makes removal of CPL easier than the original V5 Holder.
  • Compatible with all 2mm thick 100mm filters
  • Machined aluminum construction.
  • Includes a removable 86mm glass circular polarizing filter.
  • Can hold 1 round filter and 3 100mm filters.
  • Comes with 82mm,77mm,72mm,and 67mm adapter rings.
  • Leather carrying case included.
Post Date: 2/6/2020 4:55:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Tamrac Pro Compact 1 Camera Bag available for $12.95 with free shipping. Regularly $25.95.
 
This small camera bag looks to be the perfect size for a Canon PowerShot or similar camera.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds Compact Camera & Accessories
  • Zippered, Front Accessory Pocket
  • Rear Belt Loop
  • Included Shoulder Strap
Post Date: 2/6/2020 4:49:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Sachtler Ace XL System with SpeedLock Tripod & Mid-Level Spreader (75mm Bowl) available for $825.00 with free shipping. Regularly $1,425.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 17.6 lb Capacity Fluid Drag Head
  • Two-Stage Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • 4.1" Sliding Plate Range
  • 8-Step Counterbalance
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
 Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Image quality, vignetting, flare, and distortion test results along with specs and measurements have been added to the Tamron 24mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Lens page.
 
I'll get you started on the comparisons:
 
Tamron 24mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Lens compared to the Tamron 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Lens
 
The economically-priced Tamron 24mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Lens is in stock at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
Rent the Tamron 24mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Lens from Lensrentals.
 
Please share!
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 2/5/2020 8:35:50 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has a Really Right Stuff FG-02 Fluid-Gimbal Head in 9+ rated (shows little or no signs of wear) used condition for only $950.00. Compare at $1,340.00 new, a nearly $400.00 savings.
 
This is my favorite gimbal head – it is arguably the best available. Check out the Really Right Stuff FG-02 Fluid-Gimbal Head review to learn more.
 
B&H also has a couple of used Really Right Stuff PG-01 Compact Pano-Gimbal Heads in stock.
B&H has the Ring Video Doorbell Pro available for $159.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $249.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Camera & Doorbell to Monitor Front Door
  • 1920 x 1080 Video Resolution
  • IR LEDs for Night Vision
  • 160° Field of View
Post Date: 2/5/2020 4:59:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the GVM -600S LED Ring Light available for $119.99 with free shipping. Regularly $159.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Shoot-Through Camera Mount
  • 6 x Removable Light Bars, 120° Beam
  • Color: 3200 to 5600K, CRI/TLCI: 97+
  • 10 to 100% Dimming
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 2/5/2020 4:50:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Porta Brace Hard Case with Six 4" Lens Cups (Gray) available for $99.97 with free shipping. Regularly $160.97.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • For DSLRs, Small Equipment & Accessories
  • Includes Six 4" Padded Lens Cups
  • Zippered Lens Cups with Clear Top Window
  • Latch Closure & Holes for Optional Lock
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 2/5/2020 4:39:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, February 4, 2020
The Tamron 20mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M 1:2 Lens for Sony E just showed up in stock at B&H.
 
This lens promises to be a repeat of the Tamron 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD Lens, an optically-impressive lens with a bargain price.
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 2/4/2020 3:09:20 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Act fast: The Canon USA Store has the refurbished EOS 70D body for only $399.20. I doubt that inventory will last long.
 
Here is a selection of other deals:
 
Canon EOS 70D EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens — $489.20
Canon EOS 70D EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens — $569.20
Canon EOS Rebel T5i 18-55mm IS STM Lens — $299.99
Canon EOS SL1 with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens (white) — $249.99 (great for kids)
 
That is a tiny subset of the great deals on refurbished cameras, lenses, and flashes at the Canon USA Store. Check them out.
 
Expect Canon USA refurbished gear to be like new with an as-new warranty at great prices.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/4/2020 9:34:40 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has a Nikon D610 Kit Bundle for only $896.95. The instant savings is listed at $1,100.00. Free next day USA delivery is included.
 
Here are the bundled items:

  • Nikon D610 DSLR Camera
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens
  • Nikon MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack
  • WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/4/2020 8:00:07 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon has released new versions of its Digital Photo Professional, EOS Utility Picture Style Editor, and GPS Log File Utility 1.0.0. (thanks Scott)
 
The noted change for Digital Photo Professional 4.12.0 is support added for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III.
 
Download: Canon Releases DPP 4.12.00, EOS Utility 3.12.00, and Picture Style Editor 1.24.00
Post Date: 2/4/2020 7:50:32 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From X-Rite:
 
The third-generation i1Pro spectrophotometer is twice as fast, more reliable, and more accurate.
 
Grand Rapids, MI USA, February 3, 2020 – X-Rite Incorporated, global leader in color science and technology announces the third-generation of its popular i1Pro solutions for photographic and imaging professionals who print. The redesigned i1Pro 3 spectrophotometer is more accurate and reliable as well as two times faster than its predecessor. The i1Pro 3 is ideal for demanding imaging professionals who require accurate color across their complete capture through display and print workflow including scanners and projectors. Customers can use the i1Pro 3 to better track and verify monitor and print quality and capture spot color measurements.
 
“For more than 10 years the i1Pro Family has been the go-to solution for the most demanding photographers who require accurate color profiling,” said Liz Quinlisk, Global Photo and Video Business Unit Manager, X-Rite. “The third-generation i1Pro takes color management to the next level by notably improving on device speed and accuracy, as well as supporting high-brightness displays. With the i1Pro 3, photographers can quickly and easily ensure color accuracy from capture through print for repeatable and predictive color results.”
 
The new i1Photo Pro 3:
 
  • Offers a custom, full-spectrum LED light source, which allows for single-pass scanning and improves device reliability and accuracy.
  • Measures M0, M1, and M2 simultaneously in a single pass while accounting for optical brighteners. Photographers can quickly predict how colors printed on optically-brightened photo papers will look under different lighting conditions.
  • Reads smaller patch sizes (6mm x 6mm) twice as fast as the i1Pro 2 with improved accuracy. Users can read more patches per target in both spot and scanning modes for less pages to print and scan.
  • Achieves correct calibration on ultra-bright displays (up to 5K NITs). Matches up to four displays connected to a single computer and unlimited displays connected to different computers.
  • Optimizes automated file creation with the option to include the new i1iO Automated Scanning Table for i1Pro 3. Adding hands-free test chart reading saves operators time and materials during production.
i1Photo Pro 3 combines world-class hardware and software to deliver the ultimate professional level color management for photo professionals who print. i1Photo Pro 3 is ideal for “Color Perfectionist” photographers looking for perfectly accurate color from capture through edit, sharing and printing – the first time and every time. Quickly and easily create custom camera, monitor, projector, scanner and RGB printer profiles, ensuring the colors captured, viewed and printed are true.
 
Additional i1Pro 3 Plus Solutions:
 
In addition to i1Photo Pro 3 Plus, X-Rite is now shipping these new i1Pro 3 Plus solutions:
 
  • i1Basic Pro 3 Plus
    includes monitor calibration and quality control for monitors and printers
  • i1Publish Pro 3 Plus
    includes CMYK+ printer module and all features of i1Photo Pro 3 Plus
Recently announced i1Photo Pro 3 Plus offers advanced capabilities to support more challenging to profile substrates including textured and glossy photo media as well as ceramics, textiles, glass, metal, wood, vinyl, plastics, thin films, cardboard, and more.
 
All models of the i1Pro 3 come with the latest version of i1Profiler, a professional color profiling software. The i1Photo Pro 3 is now available
 
B&H carries X-Rite Color Management Products.
Category: X-Rite News
Post Date: 2/4/2020 6:08:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through 10:00am Eastern Time, Adorama has the Samyang 85mm f/1.4 UMC Manual Focus Lens for Nikon Z available for $269.00. Regularly $399.00.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/4/2020 5:11:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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