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 Friday, September 6, 2019
B&H has the Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Lens on sale for $240.00 off with a free Sigma USB Dock and "Free Expedited Shipping."
Post Date: 9/6/2019 8:50:16 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Canon U.S.A.:
 
In response to feedback from customers about the recently launched PowerShot G7 X Mark III, Canon U.S.A. plans to issue a firmware update that can help improve video autofocus speed, accuracy and subject detection performance.
 
This update will be free for all customers to download from the Canon U.S.A. website at the end of October 2019.
 
The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III is in stock at B&H.
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Post Date: 9/6/2019 8:18:17 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the Adorama YouTube Channel:
 
Learn a fast and easy way to create interesting art with just some incense and a camera. In this episode, Mark Wallace walks through all the steps for creating smoke photos. Once you know the basics you can expand your editing and create something that is truly yours.
 
Amazon carries incense sticks.
Post Date: 9/6/2019 7:04:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For a limited time, Adorama has huge discounts on its CLAR brand lighting products. If you've been wanting to take your filmmaking to the next level, this would be a great place to start. Below are just a few of the great deals available.
 
CLAR Lighting Deals
 
ItemReg. PriceSale Price
CLAR P120DT Blackbezt Bi-Color Turbo LED Panel$490.00$99.99
CLAR MX-B10 1 x 1 Bi-Color LED Light w/ V-Mount Plate$419.00$159.00
CLAR MX-B15 2 x 1 Bi-Color LED Light w/ V-Mount Plate$560.00$298.99
CLAR Illumi Max 120 High Power Bi-Color LED Light$419.00$249.95
CLAR Illumi Max 300 High Power 5600K LED Light$599.00$399.00
CLAR CL-1144R Pro DiskLight Bi-Color SMD Flood LED Circular Light (14.6")$298.00$99.00
Post Date: 9/6/2019 6:38:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Tamron:
 
SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD for Canon
 
  • New firmware version makes the model compatible with Canon "EOS R/RP" and Canon "Mount Adapter EF-EOS R" for general operations
For details about the service, please contact your nearest Tamron dealer.
 


SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD, 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD, 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD for Nikon
 
  • Enables general operations on Nikon Z7/Z6 with FTZ by the firmware updating. [NOTE] Nikon FTZ mount adapter is required to attach the lens to Nikon Z7/Z6.
A separately sold TAP-in Console is needed for the update.
Post Date: 9/6/2019 6:15:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has a Used Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head with Full-Size Lever-Release (Condition: 9) available for $366.50 with free shipping. Compare at $489.00 new.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 50 lb Load Capacity
  • Max Height: 3.7"
  • Dual 90° Notches for Portrait Mode
  • Separate Tension Control Knob
B&H typically offers a 90-day warranty on used items. Please check the product listing above to verify.
B&H has the Auray RF-C17 Studio Isolation Filter available for $69.95 with free shipping. Regularly $129.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Four-Layer Acoustic Isolation
  • Rugged ABS Polymer Frame
  • Vented Back Reduces Sonic Coloration
  • Reduces Bounce-Back Reflections
Post Date: 9/6/2019 5:40:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, September 5, 2019
I hope to get to some more in-depth comparisons, but for the DIYers, the specifications records for the just-announced Canon EOS 90D and Canon EOS M6 Mark II are mostly populated and make for some interesting comparisons.
 
Here are some suggestions:
 
Canon EOS 90D vs. Canon EOS 80D Comparison
 
Canon EOS 90D vs. Canon EOS 70D Comparison
 
Canon EOS 90D vs. Canon EOS M6 Mark II Comparison
 
Canon EOS 90D vs. Canon EOS 7D Mark II Comparison
 
 
Canon EOS M6 Mark II vs. Canon EOS M6 Comparison
 
Canon EOS M6 Mark II vs. Canon EOS M5 Comparison
 
Canon EOS M6 Mark II vs. Canon EOS 80D Comparison
 
To more fully complete the comparisons, use the Camera Product Images Tool. Click "overlay" after following that link to see an interesting comparison.
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Post Date: 9/5/2019 9:16:30 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Time to upgrade your computer or device? Check out the huge Apple sale at B&H.
 
Use Payboo and save the tax.
Post Date: 9/5/2019 10:11:19 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Canon Europe:
 
London, UK, 5th September 2019 – Canon Europe today releases its next generation Cinema EOS System camera – the EOS C500 Mark II. Created with the expertise and technical knowledge at the heart of Canon’s innovative products, and built on the foundations of Cinema EOS System, the EOS C500 Mark II is a compact and versatile 5.9K Full Frame camera. The EOS C500 Mark II’s impressive Full Frame sensor, developed and built by Canon, is powered by Canon’s new DIGIC DV 7 processor. Supporting 5.9K internal Cinema RAW Light and 4K 4:2:2 10bit XF-AVC recording, this camera enables professionals to creatively explore Full Frame, cinematic image. It is the first camera in the range with the ability to record 5.9K Cinema RAW Light onto new, faster storage media – CFexpress cards. Providing professionals with greater flexibility and efficiency, simultaneous recording of the same file format is also possible to dual CFexpress card slots.
 
The compact size of the camera provides cinematographers with unparalleled creative freedom. With its flexible, modular design, professionals can configure the camera with different expansion units to suit production requirements. The EOS C500 Mark II is the first Cinema EOS System camera to feature a user interchangeable lens-mount for EF Cinema Lock, and PL, giving professionals a wide variety of lens selection. It is also the first Cinema EOS System camera to support Electronic IS.
 
Breathtaking Full Frame image quality
 
Featuring Canon’s 5.9K Full Frame CMOS sensor, the EOS C500 Mark II provides a cinematic, immersive Full Frame look combined with Canon’s natural, smooth skin-tone and faithful colour reproduction. Thanks to the 5.9K sensor and the newly developed DIGIC DV 7 processor, the EOS C500 Mark II is an ideal choice for professionals looking to produce content in top quality 4K as it uses a high-quality debayering algorithm when over sampling 5.9K into 4K. This suppresses moiré and reduces noise, resulting in exceptional image quality. With its 15+ stop latitude with wide colour space, the EOS C500 Mark II is perfect for High Dynamic Range Productions. In addition to this, the camera is equipped with a built-in motorised Full Frame ND unit (2,4,6, 81 and 102 stops) making it possible to create images with a shallow depth of field – even in the daytime.
 
Efficient recording and workflow
 
The versatile multi-recording format ability of the EOS C500 Mark II provides workflow efficiency to fulfill production requirements. With Canon’s new DIGIC DV 7 image processor, the camera offers Cinema RAW Light internal recording with 5.9K resolution. Cinema RAW Light format has all the benefits of a RAW file in terms of flexibility in post-production yet allows the EOS C500 Mark II to record high quality files in a smaller file size.
 
In addition to the camera’s ability to record internally onto CFexpress cards in Canon XF-AVC format with 4K 4:2:2 10bit, simultaneous recording as well as proxy recording is possible. This provides professionals with ultimate flexibility, allowing them to choose a recording format suited to their filming and workflow needs. The camera features an advanced 12G-SDI interface which has four times higher transmission speeds compared to 3G-SDI. This 12G-SDI interface enables 4K 50/60p output with a single cable – simplifying 4K workflows. Additionally, the HDMI output allows for 4K 50/60p via a single cable.
 
Exceptional expandability and versatility for wide production requirements
 
Cinematographers can configure the camera using two different expansion units – the EU-V1 and EU-V2. Two viewfinders (EVF-V70 and EVF-V50) are also available as optional units. The ability to configure the camera with Expansion Units, along with its compactness and lightweight design, gives cinematographers greater shooting flexibility.
 
The expansion unit EU-V1 adds a Genlock/Sync BNC interface, Remote B interface for the optional RC-V100 Remote Controller, and an Ethernet interface for IP streaming or browser remote control operation. The EU-V2 expansion unit also includes these interfaces but adds a further two XLR inputs, as well as 12-pin Lens interface. In addition to this, it is equipped with a V-Lock battery mount with D-tap and 24V Power Output.
 
Stable filming with Electronic IS and Pioneering Auto Focus technology
 
The EOS C500 Mark II is the first camera to incorporate Electronic Image Stabilization in a Cinema EOS System, providing the camera with 5-axis Image Stabilization. When a lens that supports data transmission is attached, focal length data is automatically received. However, when used with a lens with no lens communication, Electronic IS is possible by manually inputting the focal length. In addition to this, Electronic IS is also compatible with anamorphic lenses.
 
As with other cameras in the range, the EOS C500 Mark II features Canon’s renowned Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus. Offering high-speed One-Push AF and continuous AF, professionals have the reassurance that footage will be focused. They can also benefit from smooth, intuitive touch focus operation with the new LCD monitor LM-V2, as well as the Dual Pixel Focus Guide which notifies professionals where the focus position is, whether it be in front or the back, helping accurate focus control. Additionally, the EOS C500 Mark II has Face Detection AF and Tracking AF, enabling focus control in a variety of filming situations. To further fine tune AF performance, the camera offers the ability to set the AF tracking speed and response.
 
Additional features for ultimate creative freedom
 
The EOS C500 Mark II supports user LUTs, allowing cinematographers to apply or customise their own LUTs. Loading them onto the camera for precise-look monitoring, cinematographers can also apply different LUTs for each terminal. With the added LUT button, professionals have greater operational flexibility. The EOS C500 Mark II also includes high frame rate recording up to 50/60 fps in 5.9K resolution with the Cinema RAW Light codec.
 
Also launching today is the DP-V3120 and CJ15ex4.3B which, along with the EOS C500 Mark II, will be on display, for the first time globally, on the Canon stand (Hall 12, Stand D60) at IBC 2019. The EOS C500 Mark II will be available from December.
 
Preorders
 
Preorder the Canon EOS C500 Mark II from B&H | Adorama
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Post Date: 9/5/2019 6:43:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens available for $7,999.00 with free expedited shipping and 4% Rewards. Compare at $8,999.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Two Fluorite Elements
  • Sub Wavelength Coating
B&H also has the Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Lens reduced to $9,499.00.
 
OK with a used verssion of this lens? B&H has one for $8,073.95.
B&H has the Saramonic Blink Microphone System in stock with free shipping.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • For Journalists, Vloggers, YouTubers
  • Omni Lavalier Mic & Built-In Omni Mic
  • Ultracompact Clip-On Transmitter
  • Ultracompact Dual-Channel Receiver
  • Connects to 3.5mm Input on Camera
  • Easy to Use, Plug & Play Operation
  • Adjustable Gain via Simple Buttons
  • USB-Rechargeable 5-Hour Batteries
  • 3.5mm Cables for Camera & Mobile Device
  • 18 Systems at Once Max, up to 164' Range
Post Date: 9/5/2019 6:00:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Axler Robin Pro 40 Stabilizer L available for $139.95 with free shipping. Regularly $399.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 15 lb Maximum Payload
  • Two-Axis, Multi-Piece Counterweights
  • Height-Adjustable Gimbal
  • 2-Stage Center Column
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 9/5/2019 5:46:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 4, 2019
B&H is offering a $25.00 instant savings on the limited lifetime warranted Lexar 256GB Professional 1667x UHS-II SDXC Memory Card. These cards are typically priced at $94.00. Other capacity cards are also on sale, but the 256GB card has the most significant discount.
 
Note that this is a V60 card, indicating that the minimum write speeds, what you care about when photographing, are guaranteed not to drop below 60 MB/s. I've been watching for this card to go on sale. I've shared the deal with you and now I'm off to buy a few for myself.
Post Date: 9/4/2019 8:18:27 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has a Canon EOS R Mirrorless Digital Camera with 24-105mm Lens in 10-rated (like new) condition in stock for $2,549.95 ($2,899.00 new).
 
Order now if you want it - used EOS R cameras at B&H have been selling fast.
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Post Date: 9/4/2019 7:33:40 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Amazon is featuring select (high-performance) Netgear Wireless Routers as a Gold Box Deal of the Day.
 
I currently use a Netgear Nighthawk wireless router and have been very pleased with it. [Sean]
Post Date: 9/4/2019 6:19:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Lens for Canon/Nikon available for $1,759.00 with free expedited shipping ater $240.00 instant savings. Regularly $1,999.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5 to f/32
  • Three FLD Elements, One SLD Element
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
Post Date: 9/4/2019 6:01:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Elvid StudioVision Dual 7" Monitor Rackmount available for $499.00 with free shipping. Regularly $629.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 2 Backlit IPS Monitors in 19" Rackmount
  • 1280 x 800 Resolution
  • 800:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 3G-SDI, HDMI, Analog Inputs & Loop Outs
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 9/4/2019 5:47:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 3, 2019

 
Did you notice the Canon EOS R and Canon EOS RP firmware announcement at the bottom of the Canon RF 15-35mm and 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens lens announcement press release?
 
Free Firmware Update
 
In addition, a new, free downloadable firmware update will be released in late September for the EOS R system. Those interested can download the update for their respective system via the EOS R and EOS RP support pages. The update will improve three main functions:

  • Eye detection AF
  • AF frame display delay
  • Subject identification

The firmware update aims to add detection of the subject’s eye when the subject is at a distance, improve overall AF frame tracking for moving subjects, as well as improve initial subject recognition and start tracking when subjects are at a distance.
 
While I already find the R and RP's AF systems to be high performing, this update will take them to an even higher level of performance.
 
The Canon EOS R is in stock at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
The Canon EOS RP is in stock at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX

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Post Date: 9/3/2019 9:52:30 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Today only, B&H has the "#1 Seller" Lowepro PhotoStream RL 150 Roller available for $139.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $269.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds 1-2 DSLR Bodies & 8 Lenses/Flashes
  • Customizable, Touch-Fastening Dividers
  • Dedicated Hinged Panel for 15" Laptop
  • Two Stretch-Mesh Zippered Pockets
  • Side Tripod Mount
  • Molded EVA Front Panel/Lockable Zippers
  • Padded Top & Side Grab Handles
  • Aluminum Trolley Handle
  • Long-Lasting Vibration-Absorbing Wheels
  • 7.3" Depth Allows for Easy Air Travel
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 9/3/2019 9:30:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Today only: B&H has the Oben CT-3586 Carbon Fiber Tripod and Triple Action BZ-226T Ball Head on sale for $169.95 after $100 instant savings.
 
Key Features

  • Load Capacity: 27 lb
  • Maximum Height: 62.5"
  • Minimum Height: 8.4"
  • Folded Length: 16.6"
  • Oben QR-20 Quick Release Plate
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Carry Bag
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty

This is a great deal, especially if you intend to purchase this plan anyway. Today only, B&H has the 12-Month Adobe CC Photography Plan with 20GB Cloud Storage available for $119.88 including a free $25.00 B&H Gift Card. Use the download card received to create a new account or add credit to an already existing account.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • $25 B&H Gift Card
  • Dedicated Photo Editing Suite
  • Subscription to Photoshop & Lightroom CC
  • Tools to Organize, Edit, Enhance & Share
  • Constant and Automatic Feature Updates
  • Up-to-Date Camera Support
  • Extensive Library of How-To Videos
  • Cloud-Based Storage for Multiple Devices
  • Sync to Photoshop Mix & Lightroom Mobile
  • For Mac and Windows Operating Systems
MTF charts for the following lenses have been added to the MTF comparison tool:
 
Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Lens
 
Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Lens
 
Tamron 35mm f/1.4 Di USD Lens
 
There are some very nice looking charts here.
Post Date: 9/3/2019 8:08:13 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the Used Really Right Stuff BH-30 Ball Head without Clamp (Moderate Wear) available for $152.95 with free shipping. Regularly $210.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 15 lb Load Capacity
  • Max Height: 2.9"
  • Panning Base with Engraved Degree Marks
  • Base Diameter 1.6", Ball Diameter 1.2"
B&H typically offers a 90-day warranty on used items. Please check the product listing above to verify.
Canon Thailand has both the EOS 90D and EOS M6 Mark II User Manuals available for download. Links below.
 
Preorders
 
Canon EOS 90D - B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
Canon EOS M6 Mark II - B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
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Post Date: 9/3/2019 6:34:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the PocketWizard FlexTT6 Transceiver TTL Bonus Bundle for Canon available for $428.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $499.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 3 x PocketWizard FlexTT6 Transceiver for Canon
  • PocketWizard AC3 ZoneController for Canon DSLR
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Post Date: 9/3/2019 5:58:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, September 2, 2019
The Canon USA Store has the refurbished (like new with a new warranty) awesome Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Lens in stock for only $8,799.20. Compare at $10,999.00 new – save $2,199.80. (thanks Will!)
 
If these sell out (likely) and you are not interested in paying retail, B&H has some used Canon 200-400s available.
 
Or, email me for a better price on a new lens via our authorized retailer rep.
Use coupon code FLASH20 (one use per customer) at LensRentals.com to save 20% on orders placed by Sep 4th, arriving by Sep 6th.
 
Whare do you want to try?!
Post Date: 9/2/2019 11:30:15 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
With the announcement of the extremely-feature-filled Canon EOS M6 Mark II and Canon EOS 90D, there have been a lot of questions about the future of the Canon EOS M5 and Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera model lines.
 
The 7D II is now about 5 years old and especially when compared to the 90D, looking a bit long in tooth. With the 90D now having a 2-generation-newer imaging sensor, a joystick, and a 10 fps continuous shooting capability, it seems logical to question if the 90D is the 7D Mark II's successor. In answer to that question, Canon USA specifically informed me that the 90D is not a replacement for the 7D II, noting that the 7D II still has some advantages including dual memory card slots, a stronger build including a magnesium alloy frame, and better weather sealing. With DSLR sales still accounting for about 70% of the overall interchangeable lens camera sales volume, don't look for DSLR development to stop anytime soon. While we don't know anything about plans for a Canon EOS 7D Mark III, such a camera seems quite viable from a business perspective.
 
Similarly, the M6 II seems feature advantaged over the M5, a camera that many of us who prefer a built-in EVF love. In answer to my question, arising in part from the M camera series naming convention initially seeming to lack direction, Canon USA informed me that the "5" in M5 still denotes a higher model line than the "6" in the M6 II. Also noted was that an M5 replacement was not thought to be in the immediate pipeline.
 
Canon typically holds future product information close, instead using formal product announcements to make new products known just prior to their arrival. The PhotoPlus Expo is the next big camera announcement timeframe I see on the calendar. With the Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens and Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS Lens expected yet this year, those two lenses are likely be on the PhotoPlus announcement list. What else? Stay tuned!
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Post Date: 9/2/2019 10:17:28 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Where there is smoke, there may be drifting! Kinetic friction expert Ryan Litteral leaves a plume of smoke behind his high-powered Formula Drift car while painting new lines on the street.
 
When shooting a fast-moving subject at a relatively long shutter speed (for panning blur), the sharp image rate is typically low. Increasing the number of keepers is the Canon EOS 90D's fast 10 fps continuous shooting speed, a highly-welcomed upgrade from the 80D.
 
In this example, I was evaluating the 90D AF system's ability to select the desired focus point using Auto AF point selection (all 45 AF points active) and ability to select the correct focus distance with a fast-moving subject. The results were very good with the AF point switching nicely while I attempted to track the car in the viewfinder.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
120mm  f/11.0  1/80s
ISO 100
5391 x 3594px
Post Date: 9/2/2019 9:05:38 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Sunday, September 1, 2019
The refurbished gear (like new with an as-new warranty) at the Canon USA store is always a good deal and with some gear on sale, the deals are now especially good right now. For example, the Canon EOS R is now only $1,799.00. The Canon EOS R with the RF 24-105mm F4 L IS Lens is only $2,609.10.
 
Check out the current inventory: Cameras | Lenses | Flashes
 
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/1/2019 7:22:29 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, August 31, 2019
Raising funds for RF lenses. Need to move some gear including a couple of excellent Canon EF L zoom lenses. Many other accessories are available. Check the used list here:
 
Bryan's Used Gear for Sale
 
Post Date: 8/31/2019 12:30:47 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Can the Canon EOS M6 Mark II with the optional EVF-DC2 electronic viewfinder be used to capture fast action moving from side-to-side? While the EVF has a slight display freeze when each image is captured, I was able to keep up with the drift cars while using this one.
 
Highly advantageous for capturing sports action is this camera's 14 fps continuous shooting rate and the latest version of Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF is also very high-performing, up to this task.
 
How does this little camera handle larger lenses such as the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens used for this image? Canon's latest tiny M-series cameras are surprisingly easy to use with larger lenses such as this one and the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens I was using to photograph action on the track. As when using DSLR cameras, the left hand controls the lens and the right grips the camera. There is not as much grip real estate on the M models, but the design provided is adequate for this use.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
90mm  f/10.0  1/50s
ISO 100
6732 x 4488px
Post Date: 8/31/2019 10:48:36 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The rear tires on a Formula DRIFT (Formula D) car do not last very long and when there are only a few fast-moving cars participating in the action, short photo opportunities followed by long breaks become the schedule. The safe method of photographing this and similar subjects is to use a fast shutter speed, freezing the action for a sharp image. However, frozen action does not (usually) ideally convey motorsports action. Thus, I opted for shutter speeds long enough to result in a low success rate.
 
While I promptly deleted a lot of my images, I only needed a few images from this event and I wanted them to have a very strong panning blur. That plan worked.
 
Using a circular polarizer filter often brings substantial improvements to photos taken mid-day and a Breakthrough X4 CPL was used for this capture. To get a longer shutter speed under bright sunlight without going to an extremely narrow aperture (diffraction being the issue), a 2-stop neutral density filter was stacked behind the CPL to block additional light. Because the gear being introduced and evaluated at this event was unknown prior to arrival, I chose to take a set of large-sized filters along with a stack of step-up filter adapter rings to provide versatility and one was used for this image.
 
This is Dustin Miles turning right to go left and leaving tire on the track. The Canon EOS 90D with its fast 10-fps continuous shooting rate is a great choice for capturing fast action.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
Post Date: 8/31/2019 9:53:49 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, August 30, 2019
A Lamborghini Huracan AND a Kelly Moss Porsche 911 in the same garage? Those two cars are worth about as much as all of the camera lenses below the Conowingo Dam on a fall weekend. Yes, this is a dream garage and yes, there was drooling. With a 2.5-mile Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta just outside, my only question was "Where are the keys?!"
 
On this big day of test shooting, the Canon EOS 90D performed superbly, as its heritage leads us to expect. This is a superb general-purpose camera choice and while this particular scene did not challenge it, the subjects outside on the Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta track provided a greater challenge, one which the 90D also met.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
24mm  f/5.6  1/80s
ISO 800
6960 x 4640px
Post Date: 8/30/2019 12:24:50 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The background typically consumes a large portion of the image and what it looks like matters. When the background is a bright red Lamborghini Huracan, the background begins to vie with the subject for attention, at least for us car guys and gals.
 
In this scenario, I gave the M6 II's AF system full control, selecting servo AF mode with face and eye detection. With the camera very impressively handling the task of following the model's face and eyes, I could concentrate fully on composition and that was especially helpful when shooting in awkwardly low positions such as this one.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
24mm  f/4.0  1/125s
ISO 800
4539 x 6808px
Post Date: 8/30/2019 10:47:43 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/30/2019 7:34:48 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the Adorama YouTube Channel:
 
In this video Gavin will show how to combine low-cost LED bulbs and flash in a small home studio.
 
Normally when Gavin is shooting in his small home studio the lighting he uses is some kind of flash, it's really versatile and bright, but today he's actually going to do a shoot where he balance's flash and LED and combines different lighting types.
Post Date: 8/30/2019 6:15:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through this weekend, B&H has the Vello EZ-Flip Gel Set available for $11.95 with free shipping. Regularly $19.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Fits Most On-Camera Flash Units
  • Gel Holder Flips Out of the Way
  • Gels Slide Easily into Holder
  • Thirty Assorted Color Gels
  • Silver Reflector/Black Flag Insert
  • Strap with Hook-and-Loop Fasteners
  • Nylon Carrying Case
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 8/30/2019 6:07:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 29, 2019
From Rokinon
 
New AF 18mm F2.8 Full Frame Compact Lens for Sony E
 
Surprisingly Small but Super-Wide
 
(New York, New York) August 29, 2019 – ROKINON has announced its new AF 18mm F2.8 Full Frame Lens for Sony E mount that is optimized for portability, compactness, and ergonomic handling. It is ROKINON's fourth compact lens designed specially for Sony mirrorless cameras that is surprisingly capable for its size. At 5.12 oz in weight and 1.99" in length, it is the most compact, lightweight, and affordable super-wide angle full frame lens for Sony E mount.
 
The 18mm focal length provides a rectilinear 100.1° super wide angle view that is especially suitable for landscape, interior, architectural, and night sky applications. For Sony APS-C sensor cameras, the focal length is equivalent to 27mm with a 76.2° field of view.
 
Optically, the lens is made up of nine Ultra Multicoated elements in eight groups. Eight specialized lens elements (3 Aspherical, 2 High Refractive Index, and 3 Extra-low Dispersion elements) combine to minimize distortion and ensure high image sharpness, clarity, and contrast.
 
The internal focusing design of the ROKINON AF 18mm utilizes a STM (Stepless Motor) for quiet, smooth and precise autofocusing to 9.8". This also prevents both changes in length and front element rotation to enable easy use of 58mm polarizing and other filters that require precise positioning. This compact wide-angle optic is designed with a metal mount and glass strengthened composite material to reduce weight while increasing durability.
 
The ROKINON AF 18mm F2.8 Full Frame Compact Lens for Sony E is expected to be available in early October with a MSRP of $499.00. It will include a removable petal-shaped hood, lens caps, and a custom fitted case.
 
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Category: Rokinon News
Post Date: 8/29/2019 11:19:28 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Information about the Canon EOS M6 Mark II Camera's 30 fps RAW burst feature was limited at the product launch, so I inquired of the man who seems to know everything about the Canon EOS system, Rudy Winston of Canon USA. Here is the very helpful information Rudy shared with me:
 
RAW burst is a separate line item in the camera’s shooting menu; it’s not one of the listed “Drive” speed choices. So it’s handled like a separate feature, and not just another FPS choice.
 
As the specs suggest, RAW burst fires at up to 30 fps, and will do so for up to 80 shots in a continuous burst, assuming a fast UHS-II compliant SD card is installed. I’ve tried it with UHS-I cards, and gotten around 50 or so images in a burst.
 
There’s a separate Menu choice for “Pre-shooting,” which by default is off. If user-enabled, it starts collecting image data **when the shutter button is pressed half-way down,** and then once it’s pressed FULLY to begin shooting, the last 0.5 seconds worth of images before the full press are recorded to the memory card as well. We’ve seen this before, in the video world, and the idea is if waiting for some split-second event to occur (for instance, a bird on a branch, waiting for it to take off in flight), you get the half-second before you actually reacted and fully pressed the shutter button down.
 
A few other points about RAW burst mode:

  • It always records lower-resolution, slightly cropped RAW images (approx. 18 million pixels, 5184 x 3456 resolution); about 75% x 75% (H x V) of the sensor’s full dimensions is used during RAW burst shooting. Obviously, with the electronic viewfinder or LCD monitor, the user always sees the actual recorded image area.
  • RAW burst is only possible in Creative Zone shooting modes (P, Tv, Av, Fv, or Manual)
  • Processing is 12-bit, vs. 14-bit processing for standard RAW images
  • Electronic shutter (only) is active during RAW burst shooting (the maximum drive speed with “mechanical” shutter is the camera’s normal 14 FPS high continuous setting)
  • Servo AF **is** possible during RAW burst shooting
  • RAW burst images are recorded in a “roll,” and play back in-camera slightly differently than a normal continuous sequence of files.
  • RAW images have a “.CSI” prefix when taken in RAW burst mode; a compatible version of Canon’s DPP software (or third-party RAW processing software) is required to view and process them.
  • The camera does NOT have to be pre-set to a continuous Drive setting, before activating RAW burst shooting in the Menu.
  • At least on my pre-production sample camera, if RAW burst is set on the Menu, and the camera is turned off (or the card is removed), the camera reverts to normal Drive operation, and RAW burst is disabled. I don’t know of a way to force it to stay active if the camera’s turned off, at least at this point.
  • Again, on my pre-production camera, it’s not possible to save RAW burst mode to one of the memorized, “Custom” shooting modes (C1 or C2)… if RAW burst is enabled, the Custom Shooting Modes within the Set-up Menu are grayed-out. They immediately are restored if RAW burst is disabled on the Menu.

The last two points MAY be a matter of it being pre-production… don’t have documentation from Japan to confirm or deny, but thought I’d mention it. At this stage of pre-production, I wouldn't’ be surprised if actual production cameras behave the same way as my sample camera.
 
Two of the keys that make RAW burst possible are the use of a DIGIC 8 processor, and most importantly, faster read-out speeds of the new 32.5 MP image sensor (while still allowing Dual Pixel CMOS AF to be carried out).
 
As a practical matter, at least judging from my pre-production sample camera, this feature is VERY sensitive to SD card write speed. A SanDisk UHS-I card, rated at 95 MB/sec, was not sufficient to record anything close to 80 straight images, and the little vertical buffer “scale” on the LCD monitor appeared almost immediately as shooting began. In other words, users should expect to use fast, UHS-II cards to really get the most out of this feature. Fortunately, unlike previous EOS M-series models, the M6 Mark II **is** compatible with UHS-II cards!
 
Thanks for sharing, Rudy!
 
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Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/29/2019 9:34:59 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the LensCoat RainCoat Large Sleeve (Black) available for $39.99 with free shipping. Regularly $69.99.
 
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Post Date: 8/29/2019 4:40:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Canon's hot new gear is now available for preorder. Get in the front of the line!
 
Canon EOS 90D
 
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Canon EOS M6 Mark II
 
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Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens
 
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Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens
 
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Posted to: Canon News
Category: Preorders
Post Date: 8/28/2019 12:05:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
A recent Canon media event provided a significant amount of hands-on time with the new Canon EOS 90D and M6 Mark II. Both are excellent cameras and while I look forward to bringing these models into the studio for a more in-depth look, I have plenty of information to share with you now.
 
First, the review pages are a work-in-progress but already loaded with information:
 
Canon EOS 90D | Canon EOS M6 Mark II
 
From those pages, navigate to the specifications and product image pages for detailed comparisons. Note that the specifications are also a work-in-progress and the camera side images remain MIA.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/28/2019 12:05:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Canon USA:
 
TWO CAMERAS, TWO WAYS: CANON U.S.A. ANNOUNCES A PAIR OF HIGH-SPEED ADVANCED AMATEUR ILC CAMERAS, THE EOS 90D AND EOS M6 MARK II
 
Both Cameras Feature a 32.5 Megapixel APS-C CMOS Sensor, High-Speed Continuous Shooting, Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Uncropped 4K UHD Video Recording Capability
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., August 28, 2019 – It is often said that in life, having two options is generally considered a good thing. Today, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduced two advanced amateur ILC cameras, the EOS 90D and EOS M6 Mark II. These two models usher in the next generation of Canon APS-C sensor cameras and share many similar characteristics, while also being uniquely different at the same time. Both cameras are designed to fit the needs and preferences of a variety of photographers taking into account their skill level and subject matter.
 
“As camera technology continues to evolve, we find ourselves in a constant state of innovating and challenging the status quo to meet the various desires of our end-users,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With the introduction of these cameras, Canon is reaffirming its continued commitment to a broad range of photographers by offering them the digital imaging tools required to meet their needs.”
 
The EOS 90D and EOS M6 Mark II include many core features that are identical and hold true to Canon’s imaging excellence. These features include:

  • 32.5 Megapixel CMOS(APS-C) Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 4K UHD up 30p and 1080p FHD up 120p video recording with no crop
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF in Live View with 5,481 manually selectable AF positions
  • Electronic shutter with a minimum of up to 1/16000th
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Technology

The Performance DSLR Way: The EOS 90D
 
The EOS 90D DSLR camera is ideal for the advanced-amateur photographer who values the look-and-feel of the DSLR body and benefits such as an optical viewfinder, 3.0-inch vari-angle touch screen LCD, addition of the multi-controller and a shutter button feel of professional EOS cameras. Now capable of shooting up to 10 frames-per-second (fps), a drastic increase from the 7.0 fps with the EOS 80D, users can capture all of the action on the sidelines of a football game or wildlife while on safari. Assisting in a photographers’ ability to capture the action is the 45-point all-cross type AF system, 100 percent viewfinder coverage and now supports up to 27 points in f/8 metering. In addition, the new AE sensor boasts an impressive 220,000 pixels and utilizes EOS iTR AF (face priority) detection. Together, these two features allow for the detection and tracking of faces in various environments and shooting situations while using the viewfinder.
 
The Compact-and-Lightweight Way: The EOS M6 Mark II
 
Bringing the controls and functionality of a Canon EOS DSLR into a compact mirrorless camera, the EOS M6 Mark II is destined to wow advanced-amateur photographers. With its enhanced usability, the EOS M6 Mark II is capable of shooting up to 14fps with AF and AE tracking as well as capturing a remarkable 30fps when using RAW Burst Mode with pre-shooting capabilities. The camera also features touch-and-drag AF when using the optional EVF-DC2 electronic viewfinder. A popular and notable benefit of Canon mirrorless cameras allows photographers to select AF positions with the touch of a finger. The EOS M6 Mark II also includes Canon’s Dual Pixel AF with Eye AF Servo to help ensure images are in sharp focus and a 3.0-inch, touch-panel LCD screen with tilt-option to help ensure a user’s portrait or selfie game is and stays on point.
 
Pricing and Availability
 
The Canon EOS 90D is scheduled to be available mid-September 2019 for an estimated retail price of $1199.00 for body only, $1349.00 for EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit and $1599.00 for EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM kit*. The EOS M6 Mark II is scheduled to be available late September 2019 in both black and silver for an estimated retail price of $849.99 for body only, $1099.00 for EF-M 15-45mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM and EVF-DC2 kit and $1349.00 for EF-M 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM and EVF-DC2 kit*.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/28/2019 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Canon USA:
 
NEW CANON RF MOUNT LENSES BRING OPTICAL EXCELLENCE TO PRO AND ADVANCED AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHERS
 
RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM and RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM Lenses Further Cement the Company’s Commitment to the EOS R Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera System
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., August 28, 2019 – The time has come and the wave of momentous advancements in the world of the EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera system continues as Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the introduction of the RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM and RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM lenses. With their large, bright F2.8 aperture, a zoom range that covers a wide range of shooting scenes and image stabilization (IS), as well as Nano USM – these lenses are sure to become workhorse lenses for professional and advanced amateur photographers.
 
“As the emergence of mirrorless cameras continue accelerating the market and with Canon’s deeply rooted heritage in optics, we are excited to expand the lens offerings and acquiesce the needs of EOS R users,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The technical improvements and features within these new RF lenses are needed to drive the market forward.”
 
RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM
 
As Canon’s first F2.8 wide zoom lens equipped with IS for full-frame with a CIPA standard of five stops, the RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM lens is furnished with edge-to-edge sharpness throughout the zoom range to capture clear images with high image clarity from the center of the image throughout the entire focal range. Speaking of focal range, the RF15-35mm is an ultra wide range that allows for broader photographic expression with more emphasis on perspective. Other components include:

  • High Image quality has been achieved due to the large diameter mount and shorter back focus of the EOS R system.
  • Total size of the lens is equivalent to the existing EF lens, but allows for IS, wider field of view and the control ring indicative of the RF lenses.
  • Drip and dust resistant and ideal for landscape, architecture, nature, sports and portrait photography needs.

RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM
 
Created for a wide range of shooting scenarios from street scene snapshots to movie shooting, the RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM lens remains portable while equipped with IS. Other components include:

  • Equivalent to the size of the EF counterpart but with Image Stabilization.
  • High speed and high precision Nano USM motor for accurate, silent focus operation for stills and moving shooting.
  • Takes moving shooting into account with focus breathing suppression during manual focus operation, sensitivity setting during MF operation, usage of the focus ring is adjustable and customization of the control ring to assign aperture, shutter speed, ISO speed and exposure compensation as desired.

Free Firmware Update
 
In addition, a new, free downloadable firmware update will be released in late September for the EOS R system. Those interested can download the update for their respective system via the EOS R and EOS RP support pages. The update will improve three main functions:

  • Eye detection AF
  • AF frame display delay
  • Subject identification

The firmware update aims to add detection of the subject’s eye when the subject is at a distance, improve overall AF frame tracking for moving subjects, as well as improve initial subject recognition and start tracking when subjects are at a distance.
 
Pricing and Availability
 
The Canon RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM and RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM lenses are both scheduled to be available in late September 2019 for an estimated retail price of $2,299.00* each. To complete the trinity of F2.8 lenses, the RF70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM lens is scheduled to be shipping within the second half of 2019 – stay tuned!

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/28/2019 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, August 27, 2019
B&H has the Sunbounce Dress Tube available for $99.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $135.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
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Post Date: 8/27/2019 6:00:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Pelican iM2950 Storm Trak Case with Foam (Olive Drab) available for $217.46 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $289.95.
 
Need to store/transport a camera, super telephoto lens, tripod and head? This case may be your answer.
 
Product Highlights
 
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  • Multilayer Cubed Bottom Foam
  • Dent-resistant and Shatter-resistant
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The same case in black is also reduced.
Adorama has the SanDisk 256GB Extreme PRO SDXC Memory Card available for $64.99 with free shipping. Compare at $73.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
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  • Capacity: Holds 256GB
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