Canon and Sony News for Jun 2022 (Page 3)

 Tuesday, June 14, 2022

In addition to the cameras and lenses listed below, many Sony accessories and accessory bundles feature instant savings. Browse for the item you are interested in to check for promotion inclusion.

In addition to the instant savings listed below, the Sony Summer Trade-In Event offers a significant bonus for your used gear. Get the details at B&H, and then unload something old.

ModelRebate Amount 
Sony Alpha 7R IV, IVA Buy$500.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony Alpha 7R IV, IVA Buy$500.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony Alpha 7R III, IIIA Buy$600.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony Alpha 7 IV Buy$500.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony Alpha 7 III Buy$200.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony Alpha 7C Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 24mm F2.8 G Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 40mm F2.5 G Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 50mm F2.5 G Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM Lens Buy$200.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS Lens Buy$200.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Lens Buy$300.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Posted to: Sony News   Categories: Photography Deals, Sony Rebates
Post Date: 6/14/2022 7:35:55 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, June 13, 2022

In addition to the cameras and lenses listed below, many Sony accessories and accessory bundles feature instant savings. Browse for the item you are interested in to check for promotion inclusion.

In addition to the instant savings listed below, the Sony Summer Trade-In Event offers a significant bonus for your used gear. Get the details at B&H, and then unload something old.

ModelRebate Amount 
Sony Alpha 7R IV, IVA Buy$500.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony Alpha 7R III, IIIA Buy$600.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony Alpha 7 IV Buy$500.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony Alpha 7 III Buy$200.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony Alpha 7C Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 40mm F2.5 G Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 50mm F2.5 G Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM Lens Buy$200.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS Lens Buy$200.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sony Rebates
Post Date: 6/13/2022 7:41:58 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

The Optic 2022 show specials are now live at B&H.

Take a few minutes to browse your favorite categories. Many favorite brands are participating in this sale. Note that some specials require coupon code BHOPTIC22

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 6/13/2022 7:14:55 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

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

  • Tokina atx-i 11-16mm f/2.8 CF Lenses (for Canon or Nikon) – only $339.00 after $110.00 instant savings
  • SpyderX Pro / Elite Colorimeters – only $99.99 - $169.99 after up to $110.00 instant savings
  • & more!

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

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 6/13/2022 7:02:53 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

These will not last long:

B&H has a used Canon EOS R6 in stock (save $300.00).

B&H has used Canon RF 15-35mm and 14-35mm lenses in stock. Save about $300.00 and $200.00 respectively.

Learn more:

Canon EOS R6 Review
Canon RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM Lens Review
Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens Review

Post Date: 6/13/2022 6:47:34 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Sunday, June 12, 2022

This is a great time to get a new plan or add another year to your current plan:

Get a free $20 B&H e-gift card with the purchase of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan (20GB Cloud Storage, 12 Month Subscription, Download Card) at B&H.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 6/12/2022 7:22:39 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

It is time to refresh the SDXC memory card kit: check out today's B&H Deal Zone for big savings on Lexar Professional 1667x UHS-II SDXC Memory Cards (2-Packs) – only $42.99 - $119.99 (save up to $75.00)

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

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 6/12/2022 7:15:12 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, June 11, 2022

These still sell out fast: B&H has three used Sony Alpha 1 bodies in stock.

Conditions are 9, 9+, and 10. Prices start at $5,522.95, $975.00 less than new.

* If you want one of these cameras, be the first to check out when B&H opens tonight at 9:45pm ET.

Learn more: Sony Alpha 1 Review

Post Date: 6/11/2022 12:24:43 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, June 9, 2022
Post Date: 6/9/2022 7:07:54 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Really Right Stuff Ascend-14 Long Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod with Integrated Ball Head in stock.

This is a great little tripod.

Learn more: Really Right Stuff Ascend-14 Long Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod Review

While B&H's RRS inventory is typically sparse (for good reason), some other great items are currently available, including a TFC-14 Series 1 Mk2 Carbon Fiber Tripod and BPC-16 Microball with Panning.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 6/9/2022 7:01:18 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

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

  • Crucial 2TB X6 Portable SSD – only $149.99 after $50.00 instant coupon
  • Netgear Networking Products – only $54.99 - $299.99 after up to $250.00 instant savings
  • Elinchrom Softbox To Go Kit – only $129.99 after $170.00 instant savings
  • GVM JJL-JY Video Tripod System with Fluid Head – only $124.00 after $35 instant savings
  • Lensbaby Optic Swap Founder's Collection – only $499.95 after $300.00 instant savings
  • JVC HA-XC50T XX True Wireless In-Ear Headphones – only $39.95 after $60.00 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: 6/9/2022 6:51:52 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, June 7, 2022

The Canon EOS R10 is here, and it is time to set up this camera for use. Following are the 46 steps taken to prepare an out-of-the-box EOS R10 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.
  3. Not required, but consider downloading and installing the latest Canon imaging software to get support for the latest camera model(s). Canon Digital Photo Pro (DPP), EOS Utility, and Lens Registration Utility are the options I manually include in the install.
  4. Attach the neck strap (if using).
  5. Insert a memory card (we'll format the card in a later step), insert a charged battery, and power the camera on.
  6. 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.
  7. Set the camera's mode to Av, Tv, or M (some modes may provide only a subset of available menu options).
  8. Scroll through all of the menu tabs to configure the camera as follows:
  9. Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Image quality: Use the top control dial to set RAW to "RAW", and use the rear control pad to set JPEG to "-" (RAW image files provide the highest quality and are especially valuable for post-processing work)
  10. Shooting Menu, Tab 2: Auto Lighting Optimizer: Off
  11. Shooting Menu, Tab 4: White balance: AWB W (White) (I seldom use another white balance setting while shooting, though I often adjust white balance modestly during post-processing)
  12. Shooting Menu, Tab 4: Picture Style: Neutral with Sharpness = 1 (Note: the low contrast "Neutral" picture style provides a histogram that best shows the available dynamic range. I usually change the Picture Style to "Standard" in DPP after capture.)
  13. Shooting Menu, Tab 5: Lens Aberration Correction: All options "OFF" (I suggest that most photographers enable Chromatic Aberration correction)
  14. Shooting Menu, Tab 5: High ISO speed NR: Low (noise reduction is destructive to images details - I prefer to add noise reduction sparingly during post-processing)
  15. Shooting Menu, Tab 7: Release shutter without card: OFF (only in a retail store would you want to press the shutter release without saving the image file)
  16. Shooting Menu, Tab 8: Image review: Review duration: 4 sec. (the Viewfinder review option is disabled by default, speeding the shooting process)
  17. Shooting Menu, Tab 9: Shooting info. disp.: Screen info. settings: Enable 1, 2, 3, and 4; edit screen 2 to show only: Basic shooting info and Electronic level; edit screen 3 to show only: Basic shooting info, Histogram, and Electronic level
  18. Shooting Menu, Tab 9: Shooting info. disp.: VF info/toggle setting: Enable 1, 2, and 3 (default); edit screen 2 to show only: Electronic level; edit screen 3 to show only: Histogram and Electronic level
  19. Shooting Menu, Tab 9: Shooting info. disp.: Grid display: 3x3 (sometimes the 3x3 grid is helpful for alignment checking while not complicating the view)
  20. Shooting Menu, Tab 9: Shooting info. disp.: Histogram disp: RGB, Small (show the brightness levels of each channel separately and do not let the graph to take up much space in the display as it can affect the perceived composition)
  21. Shooting Menu, Tab 9: Disp performance: * select Smooth if shooting fast action and battery life is not a concern. Select Power saving otherwise.
  22. AF Menu, Tab 1: Subject to detect: Select People, Animals, or No priority as makes sense for your current shooting scenario
  23. AF Menu, Tab 4: Touch & drag AF settings: Touch & drag AF: Enable (allows the thumb drag across the rear LCD to quickly move the AF point while looking through the electronic viewfinder)
  24. AF Menu, Tab 4: Limit AF methods: enable Spot AF, 1-point AF, Whole area AF
  25. AF Menu, Tab 4: Orientation linked AF point: Separate AF pts: Pt only (instructs the camera to individually save the selected AF points for vertical and horizontal orientation)
  26. AF Menu, Tab 5: MF peaking settings: Peaking: On
  27. AF Menu, Tab 6: RF lens MF focus ring sensitivity: Linked to rotation degree
  28. Playback Menu, Tab 4: Magnification (apx): 10x (allows one button press during playback to zoom deeply into the image)
  29. Playback Menu, Tab 5: Playback information display: 1, 2, and 3 only; change view 2 histogram to RGB
  30. Playback Menu, Tab 6: Highlight Alert: Enable (overexposed pixels will blink during image review)
  31. Wireless Menu, Tab 1: Airplane mode: On (turn off wireless when not in use)
  32. Tools Menu, Tab 1: Format card (always format a memory card in-camera before using it - all data on the card will be lost)
  33. Tools Menu, Tab 1: Auto Rotate: On computer (images are properly rotated when viewed on a computer, but are always oriented to fill the LCD when viewed on the camera)
  34. Tools Menu, Tab 2: Mode guide: Disable
  35. Tools Menu, Tab 2: Beep: Disable (probably no one wants to hear your camera's beep)
  36. Tools Menu, Tab 5: Custom shooting mode (C1, C2): Auto update set: Enable (see Configuring Custom Shooting Modes)
  37. Tools Menu, Tab 5: Copyright information: enter as desired
  38. Custom Functions Menu, Tab 1: Bracketing auto cancel: OFF (I want to control when AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing) is enabled and disabled)
  39. Custom Functions Menu, Tab 1: Bracketing sequence: -0+ (if images are captured in brightness sequence, they are easier to work with during post-processing. Capturing the darkest image first means quickly getting the first frame)
  40. Custom Functions Menu, Tab 3: Customize buttons: turn off white balance, turn off flash exposure compensation, enable exposure compensation, enable AF Area
  41. Custom Functions Menu, Tab 3: Customize dials: Control ring: OFF (consider using this dial for a function logical for your needs)
  42. Custom Functions Menu, Tab 4: Default erase option: [Erase] selected (less safe, but one less button press required to delete an image)
  43. Custom Functions Menu, Tab 4: Retract lens on power off: OFF (prevents a carefully-selected focus distance from resetting when the camera auto powers off)
  44. My Menu: Add My Menu 1; Register the following options: Expo.comp./AEB, IS (Image Stabilizer) mode, Expo. simulation, Subject to detect, Format card, Date/Time/Zone (great for monitoring the time); reorder menu items as desired
  45. My Menu: Add My Menu 2; Register the following options: Anti-flicker shoot., Focus bracketing, Shutter mode, Disp. performance, Sensor cleaning, Number of bracketed shots, RAW burst mode, reorder menu items as desired
  46. With a lens mounted and a subject focused on, adjust the viewfinder diopter until the scene is sharp

I 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 means you intend to shoot as I do - including in RAW-only format. While this setup works great for me, you should adjust the setup to your needs.

If you can't remember your menu setup parameters, keeping an up-to-date list such as this one is a great idea. Anytime the camera is set to the factory state, such as when being serviced or when acquiring an additonal camera, you will be ready to create your setup quickly, while ensuring that an important setting is not omitted. If you purchase another same or similar camera, setup will be fast and identical.

More Information

Canon EOS R10

Order the Canon EOS R10 at B&H | Adorama | Canon | Amazon | WEX.

Rent the Canon EOS R10 from Lensrentals.

Post Date: 6/7/2022 5:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Learn more about the new Apple MacBook Air and Pro with M2 Chip at B&H.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Apple News
Post Date: 6/7/2022 2:18:40 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, June 6, 2022

Select Tamron mirrorless and SLR lenses are on sale at B&H.

Save up to $200.00!

Post Date: 6/6/2022 2:47:04 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

The list of Canon cameras and lenses with instant savings available just grew significantly longer. If any of the following items are on your want list, now is the time to buy them.

ModelRebate Amount 
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Buy$1,500.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS R Buy$200.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens Buy$20.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon RF 70-200mm F4 L IS USM Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM Macro Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM Lens Buy$20.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon RF 100mm F2.8 L Macro IS USM Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon

Select Canon USA Store refurbished cameras and lenses are on sale, primarily reflecting the above instant savings.

Posted to: Canon News   Categories: Photography Deals, Canon Rebates
Post Date: 6/6/2022 2:18:35 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Use coupon code JUNEBUG50 (one use per customer) at Lensrentals to save $50 on orders of $250.00 or more arriving by 6/24/2022.

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: 6/6/2022 1:40:28 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

The Canon EOS R7 is here, and it is time to set up this camera for use. Following are the 48 steps taken to prepare an out-of-the-box EOS R7 for use.

  1. Record serial number and add camera to insurance policy
  2. Open the box, find the battery, place it in the charger, and plug it in.
  3. While the battery is charging, unpack the other items you want from the box.
  4. Not required, but consider downloading and installing the latest Canon imaging software to get support for the latest camera model(s). Canon Digital Photo Pro (DPP), EOS Utility, and Lens Registration Utility are the options I manually include in the install.
  5. Attach the neck strap (if using).
  6. Insert a memory card (we'll format the card in a later step), insert a charged battery, and power the camera on.
  7. 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.
  8. Set the camera's mode to Av, Tv, or M (some modes may provide only a subset of available menu options).
  9. Scroll through all of the menu tabs to configure the camera as follows:
  10. Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Image quality: Use the top control dial to set RAW to "RAW", and use the rear control dial to set JPEG to "-" (RAW image files provide the highest quality and are especially valuable for post-processing work)
  11. Shooting Menu, Tab 2: Auto Lighting Optimizer: Off
  12. Shooting Menu, Tab 4: White balance: AWB W (White) (I seldom use another white balance setting while shooting, though I often adjust white balance modestly during post-processing)
  13. Shooting Menu, Tab 4: Picture Style: Neutral with Sharpness = 1 (Note: the low contrast "Neutral" picture style provides a histogram that best shows the available dynamic range. I usually change the Picture Style to "Standard" in DPP after capture.)
  14. Shooting Menu, Tab 5: Lens Aberration Correction: All options "OFF" (I suggest that most photographers enable Chromatic Aberration correction)
  15. Shooting Menu, Tab 5: High ISO speed NR: Low (noise reduction is destructive to images details - I prefer to add noise reduction sparingly during post-processing)
  16. Shooting Menu, Tab 7: Release shutter without card: OFF (only in a retail store would you want to press the shutter release without saving the image file)
  17. Shooting Menu, Tab 8: Auto Level: Enable (rotates the sensor to keep the image level)
  18. Shooting Menu, Tab 8: Image review: Review duration: 4 sec. (the Viewfinder review option is disabled by default, speeding the shooting process)
  19. Shooting Menu, Tab 9: Shooting info. disp.: Screen info. settings: Enable 1, 2, 3, and 4; edit screen 2 to show only: Basic shooting info and Electronic level; edit screen 3 to show only: Basic shooting info, Histogram, and Electronic level
  20. Shooting Menu, Tab 9: Shooting info. disp.: VF info/toggle setting: Enable 1, 2, and 3 (default); edit screen 2 to show only: Electronic level; edit screen 3 to show only: Histogram and Electronic level
  21. Shooting Menu, Tab 9: Shooting info. disp.: Grid display: 3x3 (sometimes the 3x3 grid is helpful for alignment checking while not complicating the view)
  22. Shooting Menu, Tab 9: Shooting info. disp.: Histogram disp: RGB, Small (show the brightness levels of each channel separately and do not let the graph to take up much space in the display as it can affect the perceived composition)
  23. Shooting Menu, Tab 9: Disp performance: * select Smooth if shooting fast action and battery life is not a concern. Select Power saving otherwise.
  24. AF Menu, Tab 1: Subject to detect: Select People, Animals, or No priority as makes sense for your current shooting scenario
  25. AF Menu, Tab 4: Touch & drag AF settings: Touch & drag AF: Enable (allows the thumb drag across the rear LCD to quickly move the AF point while looking through the electronic viewfinder)
  26. AF Menu, Tab 4: Limit AF methods: enable Spot AF, 1-point AF, Whole area AF
  27. AF Menu, Tab 4: Orientation linked AF point: Separate AF pts: Pt only (instructs the camera to individually save the selected AF points for vertical and horizontal orientation)
  28. AF Menu, Tab 5: MF peaking settings: Peaking: On
  29. AF Menu, Tab 6: RF lens MF focus ring sensitivity: Linked to rotation degree
  30. Playback Menu, Tab 5: Magnify (apx): 10x (allows one button press during playback to zoom deeply into the image)
  31. Playback Menu, Tab 6: Playback information display: 1, 2, and 3 only; change view 2 histogram to RGB
  32. Playback Menu, Tab 6: Highlight Alert: Enable (overexposed pixels will blink during image review)
  33. Wireless Menu, Tab 1: Airplane mode: On (turn off wireless when not in use)
  34. Tools Menu, Tab 1: Format card (always format a memory card in-camera before using it - all data on the card will be lost)
  35. Tools Menu, Tab 1: Auto Rotate: On computer (images are properly rotated when viewed on a computer, but are always oriented to fill the LCD when viewed on the camera)
  36. Tools Menu, Tab 2: Mode guide: Disable
  37. Tools Menu, Tab 3: Beep: Disable (probably no one wants to hear your camera's beep)
  38. Tools Menu, Tab 6: Custom shooting mode (C1, C2, C3): Auto update set: Enable (see Configuring Custom Shooting Modes)
  39. Tools Menu, Tab 6: Copyright information: enter as desired
  40. Custom Functions Menu, Tab 1: Bracketing auto cancel: OFF (I want to control when AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing) is enabled and disabled)
  41. Custom Functions Menu, Tab 1: Bracketing sequence: -0+ (if images are captured in brightness sequence, they are easier to work with during post-processing. Capturing the darkest image first means quickly getting the first frame)
  42. Custom Functions Menu, Tab 3: Customize buttons: M-Fn: Dial Function settings (press Info): turn off ISO (there is a dedicated button), turn off white balance, turn off flash exposure compensation, enable exposure compensation, enable AF area
  43. Custom Functions Menu, Tab 3: Customize dials: Control ring: OFF (consider using this dial for a function logical for your needs)
  44. Custom Functions Menu, Tab 4: Default erase option: [Erase] selected (less safe, but one less button press required to delete an image)
  45. Custom Functions Menu, Tab 4: Retract lens on power off: OFF (prevents a carefully-selected focus distance from resetting when the camera auto powers off)
  46. My Menu: Add My Menu 1; Register the following options: Expo.comp./AEB, IS (Image Stabilizer) mode, Display simulation, Subject to detect, Format card, Date/Time/Zone (great for monitoring the time); reorder menu items as desired
  47. My Menu: Add My Menu 2; Register the following options: Anti-flicker shoot., Focus bracketing, Shutter mode, Disp. performance, Sensor cleaning, Number of bracketed shots, reorder menu items as desired
  48. With a lens mounted and a subject focused on, adjust the viewfinder diopter until the scene is sharp

I 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 means you intend to shoot as I do - including in RAW-only format. While this setup works great for me, you should adjust the setup to your needs.

If you can't remember your menu setup parameters, keeping an up-to-date list such as this one is a great idea. Anytime the camera is set to the factory state, such as when being serviced or when acquiring an additonal camera, you will be ready to create your setup quickly, while ensuring that an important setting is not omitted. If you purchase another same or similar camera, setup will be fast and identical.

More Information

Canon EOS R7

Order the Canon EOS R7 at B&H | Adorama | Canon | Amazon | WEX.

Rent the Canon EOS R7 from Lensrentals.

Post Date: 6/6/2022 5:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Be the first to check out when B&H opens at 9:45pm ET Mon night:

B&H has used Canon EOS R5 (9+ rated) in stock.

B&H has several great used Canon RF Lenses in stock.

B&H also has a used Sony Alpha 1 (10-rated) in stock.

Learn more:

Canon EOS R5
Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens
Canon RF 70-200mm F4 L IS USM Lens
Canon RF 50mm F1.2 L USM Lens
Sony Alpha 1

Post Date: 6/6/2022 4:55:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, June 4, 2022

The Luminar Neo Sweet Summer Sale is ending soon – June 10,2022.

Don't forget to use our coupon code THEDIGITALPICTURE to (usually) get a $10.00 discount.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 6/4/2022 1:29:39 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, June 3, 2022

Canon USA has updated the refurbished gear inventory.

I have numerous Canon USA refurbished items in my kit. Expect it to be like new with an as-new warranty and a great price.

Take a moment to browse the entire Canon USA Store refurbished camera, lens, and flash inventory.

Post Date: 6/3/2022 12:43:45 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, June 2, 2022

Take a moment to browse the Gitzo sale at B&H.

Select items are on sale at nice discounts.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 6/2/2022 1:50:58 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Check out today's B&H Deal Zone for big savings on the Robus RCC-5560 Vantage Series C 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod – only $249.00 (save $180.00). Also save on angelbird cfast 2.0 cards.

The Robus tripods are a great deal at normal prices (Robus RC-5570 Vantage Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod Review).

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

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 6/2/2022 11:54:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, June 1, 2022

From Sigma:

New product announcement : SIGMA 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary

SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the SIGMA 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary.

Effortless freedom.

A high performance compact ultra-wide zoom with a constant F2.8 aperture.

The full-frame SIGMA 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary combines exceptional optical quality, a bright F2.8 constant aperture and a robust and lightweight body, opening up new possibilities for L-Mount and Sony E-mount shooters who need professional results in a compact package.

With its excellent field curvature correction, the 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary is able to achieve exceptional edge-to-edge sharpness, which is essential for most wide-angle applications. It boasts five FLD elements and four aspherical lens elements to ensure optimal image quality with minimal aberrations. The lens has an inner zoom mechanism that keeps overall length consistent throughout the entire zoom range, helping it feel balanced in the hand. The inner zoom also means the lens’ center of gravity stays fairly constant, so it’s perfect for gimbal use. A front filter thread allows filters to be attached more easily.

The lens boasts an exceptionally compact form-factor, weighing in at just 450g and measuring just 100.6mm in length*, which makes it a highly practical optic that is portable enough for everyday shooting. It’s especially appealing for landscape, wedding and travel photographers who need to carry their kit for long periods.

Lightweight, versatile and extremely capable, SIGMA’s 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary offers photographers effortless freedom at the ultra-wide end.

* size and weight measurements given for L-Mount version

Supplied accessories: Petal-type lens hood (LH756-01), Front Cap (LCF-72 III), Rear Cap (LCRII)

Available mounts: L-Mount, Sony E-mount

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* The appearance and specifications of the product are subject to change.

* This product is developed, manufactured and sold based on the specifications of E-mount which was disclosed by Sony Corporation under the license agreement with Sony Corporation.

* L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 6/1/2022 1:28:40 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

From Sony:

Sony Electronics Introduces Three Wide-angle E-Mount APS-C Lenses

The E PZ 10-20mm F4 G, E 15mm F1.4 G and E 11mm F1.8 Bring Sony’s E-mount Lineup to 70 Lenses and Offer Wide-angle Views, Outstanding Image Resolution, and Compact Designs

SAN DIEGO, CA – June 1, 2022 – Sony Electronics Inc. today has expanded its E-mount lens lineup with the introduction of the power zoom G lens E PZ 10-20mm F4 G (model SELP1020G), versatile G lens E 15mm F1.4 G (model SEL15F14G), and the ultra-wide prime E 11mm F1.8 (model SEL11F18). The three newest additions bring Sony’s E-mount lens family to a total of 70 different models, offering more options than ever for still, video and hybrid content creators.

The first new lens, the E PZ 10-20mm F4 G is the world’s smallest and lightest[i], ultra-wide angle, constant F4 APS-C power zoom lens. This compact zoom lens brings together outstanding G Lens imagery, impeccable autofocus (AF) performance, and versatile power zoom. The end result is a lens that remains a constant length throughout the zoom range and offers refined visual expression and operability that only a power zoom lens can provide.

The second new lens, the E 15mm F1.4 G, offers beautiful shallow depth of field plus superb G lens resolution in a versatile APS-C lens design, empowering users with vast creative potential. This compact and lightweight prime lens delivers dynamic imagery, and includes excellent AF (autofocus) capabilities, along with high operability and control. The E 15mm F1.4 G is great for both still and cinematic imagery.

The E 11mm F1.8 is a compact large aperture, ultra-wide APS-C prime lens designed for vloggers and shooting video on the go. With a 35mm full-frame equivalent of 16.5mm, this lens delivers outstanding corner-to-corner resolution, gorgeous bokeh and fast, reliable AF for dramatic expression and stunning selfie-style content.

“Amidst the ever-changing camera market, Sony’s commitment to creating industry-leading tech for all its customers is unwavering,” said Yang Cheng, Vice President, Imaging Solutions, Sony Electronics Inc. ? “In recent years we’ve seen a growing customer demand for video-and-vlogging-first products that are lightweight and include creator-driven features. We see the APS-C platform as the perfect option for these video-first and hybrid creators, and we’re dedicated to creating new products that will allow them to capture and create in ways they never could before.”

Sony E 10-20mm F4 PZ G Lens

E PZ 10-20mm F4 G

Outstanding Image Quality and Dynamic Perspectives

The E PZ 10-20mm F4 G provides an extremely wide angle of view with a 10-20mm zoom range and a clean and clear image from corner to corner at all zoom settings. Three aspherical elements are ideally positioned to suppress field curvature and astigmatism, both of which are common problems in ultra-wide-angle lenses. The optical path also includes two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements that effectively subdue chromatic aberration. An ED aspherical element further contributes to high resolution to the image edges.

A circular aperture and carefully designed control of spherical aberration work together to deliver naturally rendered G Lens bokeh that can contribute to impressive imagery.

The minimum autofocus distance is 8 inches (0.2 meters) with a maximum magnification of 0.14x, while minimum manual focus distance is 5 to 6.7 inches (0.13 to 0.17-meters) with a maximum magnification of 0.18x.

Advanced AF Performance for Both Stills and Video

With astonishing AF performance that gives still and video shooters unprecedented freedom, it uses two linear motors for focus drive, delivering fast, quiet AF.

Fast, reliable AF can smoothly track subjects when shooting high frame rate video, and reliably follow fast-moving subjects when shooting stills continuously at high speed. The new lens also reduces focus breathing so that angle-of-view variations are minimized for smooth, stable video.

Refined Expression and Control for Video

The E PZ 10-20mm F4 G features a new electronic power zoom system that ensures direct, responsive control and adjustable zoom speed. Even the subtlest zoom ring rotation is precisely detected and immediately converted to actual zoom operation. Users have extensive control of zoom speed and operation from the lens, the camera and even compatible remote controls to support creative opportunities not possible with other zoom lenses. Power zoom minimizes camera shake so that solo shooters can produce smooth, stable imagery. Moreover, the lens uses internal zoom and focus mechanisms, to maintain a constant length when zooming or focusing. Shifts in the lens’ center of gravity are minimal, making it a great choice for stable vlogging and gimbal-mounted video shooting.

A constant F4 at all focal settings makes it possible for the lens to maintain stable image quality when recording. In addition, buttons can be assigned on compatible bodies for convenient custom zoom control[ii].

Unequalled Mobility and Handling

The E PZ 10-20mm F4 G is 20% lighter than its predecessor (SEL1018), making it the smallest and lightesti lens in its class with a total weight of just 6.3 ounces (178 grams). The compact power zoom lens E PZ 10-20mm F4 G is designed to maximize control and versatility for video as well as stills with a focus ring, zoom ring and zoom lever. A customizable focus hold button and focus mode switch have been thoughtfully thaincorporated to easily adapt in changing shooting conditions. Users can attach 62mm screw-on filters, such as variable ND filters, for more creative control. The lens has also been designed to be dust and moisture resistant[iii] to provide extra reliability.

Sony E 15mm F1.4 G Lens

E 15mm F1.4 G

G Lens Resolution and Beautiful Bokeh

The E 15mm F1.4 G lens has a wide 15mm view with impressive G lens resolution. Three aspherical elements in an advanced optical design effectively compensate for distortion and deliver excellent corner-to-corner resolution, despite the lens’ wide 15 mm angle of view. The addition of one ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element and one Super ED glass element effectively suppresses chromatic aberration.

The large F1.4 maximum aperture, precisely controlled spherical aberration and circular aperture mechanism make it easy to produce smooth, background bokeh for an artist effect.

With a minimum focusing distance of 6.7 inches (0.17 meters) and maximum magnification of 0.15x when manual focus is used[iv], impressive close-ups can be achieved for both stills and video.

AF Performance That Makes Full Use of Camera’s Speed Potential

Fast, precise, quiet AF and tracking for both stills and video is achieved with two advanced linear motors. This maximizes the speed potential of the camera body used to maintain accurate focus, even when focusing on fast-moving subjects.

The E 15mm F1.4 G uses Sony’s latest lens technology to reduce focus breathing so that angle-of-view variations are minimized for smooth, stable video. It also supports the breathing compensation function provided in compatible Alpha series bodies[v], minimizing breathing that can hinder post-shoot editing.

Excellent Control and Reliability for Stills and Video

Linear Response MF (manual focus) ensures that the focus ring responds directly and linearly to subtle control when focusing manually. Focus ring rotation translates directly to a corresponding change in focus, so control is immediate, repeatable and precise.

By combining aspherical elements and an effective design, this lens achieves a large aperture and high resolution in a lightweight 7.7 ounces (219 grams) lens that is only 2.6 inches (66.6 mm) in diameter and 2.74 inches (69.5 mm) in length. Despite its compact dimensions, the E 15mm F1.4 G includes an aperture ring for direct, intuitive control with an aperture click switch that can be switched ON or OFF: ON for tactile feedback that lets the user “feel” the stops, or OFF for smooth, continuous, silent aperture control. The OFF setting enables smooth and stable control for video and is also ideal when silent operation is essential.

A focus hold button and focus mode switch are also provided for extra flexibility. The focus mode switch makes it possible to quickly switch between AF and MF as needed.

A wide angle of view, compact dimensions, and light weight make it ideal for shooting starry skies, landscapes, architecture, and indoor scenes, as well as subjects that require mobility such as sports.

The E 15mm F1.4 G is designed with dust and moisture resistance[vi] providing extra reliability for outdoor use in challenging conditions.

Sony E 11mm F1.8 Lens

E 11mm F1.8

Designed for Vlogging and Delivers Superb Resolution and Exquisite Bokeh

The E 11mm F1.8’s ultra-wide angle of view and compact size are ideal for vlogging which includes selfie-style recording at arm’s length as well as interior shots and images that make expressive use of depth of field. Three aspherical elements and three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements achieve consistently high resolution in the entire image frame. The aspherical lenses are carefully positioned to compensate for distortion and deliver excellent corner-to-corner resolution even with the aperture wide open. The addition of ED glass further suppresses chromatic aberration and effectively reduces color fringing that is more likely to occur in the image periphery.

The large F1.8 maximum aperture of this lens makes it easy to achieve deep and natural background bokeh. Users can blur the background, so they stand out clearly when vlogging, or create beautiful blur in ultra-wide night scenes. Precisely controlled spherical aberration and a circular aperture mechanism further contribute to the smooth bokeh produced by this unique lens.

With a minimum focusing distance of 4.7 inches (0.12 meters) and maximum magnification of 0.2x[vii] the lens can deliver impressive close-ups for both stills and videos.

Optimized for Video

Two advanced linear motors provide fast, precise, quiet AF and tracking for both stills and video, maximizing the speed potential of the camera body used to reliably maintain accurate focus even on moving subjects. Linear Response MF ensures that the focus ring responds directly and linearly to subtle control when focusing manually so it feels immediate and precise.

Sony’s latest lens technology greatly reduces focus breathing[viii] and angle-of-view variations are minimized for smooth, stable video. The E 11mm F1.8’s ultra-wide 11 mm angle of view makes vlogging against a wide background easier than ever.

Compact and Lightweight with Exceptional Control and Reliability

Its small size and light weight are great for mobility and handling for lengthy walk-around shooting sessions. The E 11mm F1.8 boasts a large F1.8 maximum aperture in a compact, lightweight lens. It weighs 6.4 ounces (181 grams) and is only 2.6 inches (66 mm) in diameter and 2.26 inches (57.5 mm) in length - a perfect match for compact APS-C format bodies. The lens’ dust and moisture resistant design[ix] provides extra reliability.

Despite its compact dimensions, this lens offers flexible, intuitive control with features such as a focus hold button and focus mode switch. An alternative function chosen by the user can be assigned to the focus hold button from the body menu. The E 11mm F1.8 also accepts front filters, which is a feature that is often lacking on ultra-wide-angle lenses.

Pricing and Availability

The E PZ 10-20mm F4 G will be available in July for approximately $750.00 USD and $950.00 CAD. It will be sold at a variety of Sony’s authorized dealers throughout North America.

The E 15mm F1.4 G will be available in July for approximately $750.00 USD and $950.00 CAD. It will be sold at a variety of Sony’s authorized dealers throughout North America.

The E 11mm F1.8 will also be available in July for approximately $550.00 USD and $700.00 CAD. It will be sold at a variety of Sony’s authorized dealers throughout North America.

Orders

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Notes [i] As of June 2022, Sony survey of interchangeable ultra-wide-angle APS-C zoom lenses for mirrorless cameras (when ready to shoot).

[ii] Zoom operation depends on the body used. Refer to the help guide for details

[iii] Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof.

[iv] 0.2 meters and 0.12x when autofocus is used

[v] Compatibility info at: https://www.sony.net/dics/breathing/ Available in movie mode only. Angle of view and image quality may change slightly when this function is used. Compensation may not be able to cover all situations.

[vi] Not guaranteed to be 100 % dust and moisture proof.

[vii] 0.15 meters and 0.13x when autofocus is used

[viii] It also supports the breathing compensation function provided in compatible a series bodies. Compatibility info at: https://www.sony.net/dics/breathing/ Available in movie mode only. Angle of view and image quality may change slightly when this function is used. Compensation may not be able to cover all situations.

[ix] Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sony Announcements
Post Date: 6/1/2022 1:11:01 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

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