Canon, Nikon, and Sony News for Apr 2019 (Page 4)

 Thursday, April 11, 2019
Canon has just released Digital Photo Professional 4.10.20, EOS Utility 3.10.20 and Picture Style Editor 1.22.20 – now with EOS SL3 support. (thanks Scott)
 
Download Canon Software Updates
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/11/2019 6:53:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the TP-Link HS110 Wi-Fi Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring (2-Pack) available for $21.99 with free shipping. Regularly $49.99.
 
I own a few TP-Link Smart Plugs and they've been great. I especially love their integration with Amazon Alexa / Google Home devices. [Sean]
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Remotely Turn On/Off Two Devices
  • 2.4 GHz Wireless Frequency
  • Customized Scheduling
  • Away Mode
  • Energy Monitoring
  • 100-120 VAC Input and Output
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Remote Access via iOS and Android Apps
  • Works with Alexa and Google Assistant
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Peak Design CaptureLENS for Canon / Nikon / Sony available for $44.95 with free shipping. Regularly $89.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds Lens
  • Attach to Backpack, Strap, Bag, or Belt
  • One-Handed Lens Changing
  • Space-Saving
  • Includes One Clip & 1 Lens Kit Adapter
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 4/11/2019 6:32:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, April 10, 2019
This deal expires at 11:59 PM EDT tonight: B&H has the LG E8PUA 55" Class HDR UHD Smart OLED TV available for $1,249.00 with free shipping. Compare at $2,496.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • UHD 3840 x 2160 OLED Panel
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG HDR Compatible
  • Advanced HDR Support via USB
  • LG AI ThinQ OS
  • Built-In Wi-Fi & Ethernet Connectivity
  • Access LG Content Store & Apps
  • Full Web Browser
  • Picture-on-Glass Design
  • 4 x HDMI / 3 x USB
  • Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Decoders
We don't normally share TV deals, but ... this one seems exceptional with B&H is calling it "A Must See" deal.
B&H has a pair of Really Right Stuff FG-02 LR Fluid-Gimbal Heads in 9 and 9+ condition available for $900.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,340.00 new for a $440.00 savings.
 
This is not an inexpensive head, but I love it. The fluid movements are great even when shooting still images.
 
  • Load Capacity: 50 lb
  • Fluid Load Capacity: 15 lb
  • Height: 9.6"
  • Weight: 2.8 lb
  • Arca-Compatible Clamp
  • 3 Levels of Fluid Adjustment
  • Panning Range: 360°
  • 3/8"-16 Tripod Mounting Thread
  • Laser Engraved Degree Scales
  • Bubble Level
Check out the B&H Used Department's currently-large Really Right Stuff inventory. Additional available tripod heads include the PG-02 (Multi-Row Pano), PG-01, BH-55 (5 of them) and BH-40. They even have an L-bracket for the Nikon Z 6/Z 7 in stock.
 
B&H typically offers a 90-day warranty on used items. Please check the product listings to verify.
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the NiSi V5 Pro 100mm Filter Holder Kit available for $119.00 with free shipping. Regularly $179.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holder for Filters 100mm-Wide, 2mm-Thick
  • Slots for 3 Rectangular Filters
  • Edge-Only Grips for Rectangular Filters
  • Includes Circular Polarizer Filter
  • Holds 3 Rectangular & Polarizer Filters
  • Rotates 360°
  • Circular Polarizer Rotates Independently
  • Aluminum Alloy Construction
  • Leatherette Pouch
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 4/10/2019 6:16:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the BlackRapid Sport Breathe Camera Strap available for $43.95 with free shipping. Regularly $73.95.
 
This is by far my favorite type of strap (I still use the older non-Breathe Sport-RS version) and I highly recommend trying it out. Don't forget, you can convert this strap for Arca-type plate compatability very easily. [Sean]
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Cross-Body Strap for Right-Handed Users
  • Places Camera Upside-Down Against Waist
  • Allows Easy and Fast Access to Camera
  • Nylon Webbing, 65.7" Adjustable Length
  • Moisture-Wicking, 4.0"-Wide Shoulder Pad
  • Spring-Loaded Bumper Locks for Camera
  • Durable, CR-3 ConnectR Locking Carabiner
  • Brad Breathe Stabilizing Strap
  • Dual Harness with Second Strap, CoupleR
  • FR-5 FastenR Breathe, Soft Pouch
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 4/10/2019 6:12:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Canon EOS Rebel SL3 page contains a significant amount of information about this soon-arriving little camera. Check it out!
 
What are the differences between the Canon EOS SL3 and SL2?
 
Here is the full Canon EOS Rebel SL3 vs. SL2 Comparison.
 
And, here are the primary differences.
 
  • 4K video (1.6x crop), 4k movie frame grab, 4k time-lapse capture
  • Increased battery life – approx. 1070 vs. 650 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
  • New .CR3 RAW file format providing improvements including a 40% smaller file size in the new C-RAW (Compressed RAW) format
  • Increased RAW buffer capacity to 10 vs. 6 and to 37 with C-RAW format
  • DIGIC 8 vs. 7
  • Has Smooth Skin mode vs. Panning mode
  • Improved ALO (Auto Lighting Optimizer), retaining gradations in highlights and shadows
  • Guided User Interface and Creative Assist modes available
  • Easier Wi-Fi setup including a new purple menu tab and editable pre-assigned names
  • No dedicated DOF preview button, flash release button changed to a small flange on flash

Note that the camera body and with-lens kit already have a $50 and $100 instant rebate respectively available.
 
The Canon EOS Rebel SL3 is available for preorder at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/10/2019 12:05:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Canon USA:
 
Empowering Users with an Easy Way to Express Themselves, the New Camera Delivers Stunning Photos and 4K Videos in a Lightweight Body
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., April 10, 2019 – Combining ease-of-use with high-image quality, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today unveiled the EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR camera, the smallest and lightest product within the current EOS lineup. Weighing just 15.84 oz1, the EOS Rebel SL3 offers users a compact system delivering high-resolution images – complete with an APS-C imaging sensor, DIGIC 8 Image Processor and 3.0-inch vari-angle LCD touchscreen as well as 4K video, a first for the EOS Rebel lineup. Compatible with Canon’s full line of interchangeable EF and EF-S lenses, along with the ability to instantly send images to compatible smartphones through Auto Image Transfer via Wi-Fi®connectivity2, the EOS Rebel SL3 is the tool needed to empower aspiring photographers to capture gorgeous shots quickly and easily.
 
“Since its inception, the EOS Rebel product line has aimed to provide imaging excellence for entry-level visual storytellers,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Therefore, it was imperative that the next step in the EOS Rebel journey include innovative features such as 4K video and DIGIC 8 Image Processor to meet the needs of emerging photographers, while living up to the high-image quality and compact size EOS Rebel DSLRs are known for.”
 
The EOS Rebel SL3 carries a powerful 24.1 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, enabling users to snap photos and express themselves across a multitude of settings – whether it be a beautiful night scene, stunning family-vacation destination or a picturesque landscape. The camera is equipped with Canon’s DIGIC 8 processor – first introduced in the EOS M50 and later built into the revolutionary EOS R full-frame mirrorless system. DIGIC 8 helps improve autofocus performance and allows for the processing of 4K video and 4K time-lapse movies – helping budding videographers record scenes such as the colorful evening skyline in brilliant detail.
 
The EOS Rebel SL3 features autofocus (AF) capabilities, delivering nine AF points across the optical viewfinder. This includes a new Spot AF which allows users to focus on a precise area within the subject. The EOS Rebel SL3 is the first DSLR in the Canon EOS line to feature Dual Pixel CMOS AF3 with Eye Detection AF in Live View shooting mode. With its optical viewfinder and Live View LCD monitor, photographers can enjoy two different ways of shooting and customize their experience based on the scene. The system is also the first Canon EOS SLR to incorporate a Smooth Skin setting, which can help render skin tones as well as Creative Assist – an interface by which users can check and seamlessly change shooting conditions in Live View4– such as white balance or brightness – in real time.
 
Additional key features of the EOS Rebel SL3 camera include:
 
  • Feature Assistant that guides and offers tips for more effective shooting
  • Continuous shooting mode up to 5.0 fps
  • Digital Lens Optimizer that corrects optical shifting automatically, even without a computer5
The EOS Rebel SL3 will be available toward the end of April for purchase in black and white color options for an estimated retail price of $599.99, for the body only and $749.99 for the body with a EF-S 18-55 f/4-5.6 IS STM lens*.
 
Canon EOS SL3 Preorders - B&H | Adorama | Amazon | WEX
 
1 Includes battery and SD memory card (confirms with CIPA standards).
2 Compatible with select smartphone and tablet devices (Android™ version 5.0 or later and the following iOS® devices: iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3rd gen. or later, iPod Touch 5th gen. or later) equipped with Bluetooth® version 4.0 or later and the Camera Connect app.
3 Based on results of AF speed tests in accordance with CIPA guidelines. Results may vary depending on shooting conditions and lens in use.
4 Available AF points may decrease when shooting with AF cropping or in movie mode, or depending on camera settings or lens attached.
5 Up to three lenses can be registered at once within the camera.
*Availability, prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/10/2019 12:01:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Image quality, vignetting, flare, and distortion test results along with specs and measurements have been added to the Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8 S Lens page.
 
This is a good lens.
 
The Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8 S Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX
 
Rent the Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8 S Lens from Lensrentals.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/9/2019 8:25:15 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Hot Deal: Use promo code BHNAB19 at B&H to get the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Wireless Professional Inkjet Photo Printer for $79.99 with free shipping after $70.00 promo code savings and $250.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $399.99.
 
I took advantage of a similar PIXMA PRO-100 deal and my wife and I are loving the prints we're getting from from the printer (our 7-month-old baby is the catalyst for many of those prints). Studio portrait clients have been equally impressed, especially when I hand them a high quality signed print before they leave the studio. The printer is an absolute steal at the after rebate price shown above. [Sean]
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 4800 x 2400 dpi
  • Print 8 x 10" in 51 Seconds
  • Wi-Fi, Ethernet, AirPrint, PictBridge
  • Print Sizes up to 13 x 19"
  • 8 Ink Cartridges Including 3 Monochrome
  • CD, DVD, Blu-ray Printing
  • Print Studio Pro for Photoshop, DPP
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the iZotope RX Elements Audio Restoration and Enhancement Software (Download) available for $9.99. Regularly $129.99.
 
Given the very low price, I purchased, downloaded and insalled the software the last time this deal was available. I recorded an audio sample recorded with a Tascam DR-40 while I was standing next to an upright freezer and processed the results using the Voice De-Noise feature of RX 7 Elements.
 
Download before/after audio test.
 
I think with a little more tweaking, I could have gotten slightly better results, but with only a few seconds of editing, it's pretty impressive. [Sean]
 
Product Highlights
 
  • For Music/Post-Production Video Editing
  • For Use in DAWs and NLEs
  • Plug-In & Standalone Operations
  • 4 Plug-Ins from RX 6 & Spectral Editing
  • Spectral Repair
  • De-Clip & De-Hum
  • De-Click, Voice De-Noise
  • Offline Editing of Gain, Polarity & More
  • AAX Native, AudioSuite, RTAS, AU, & VST
  • Mac OS X, Windows
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Adorama has the Sennheiser MKE 400 Compact Camera Mountable Shotgun Condenser Microphone available for $149.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $199.95.
 
Note: B&H has the same deal.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Rugged all-metal housing
  • Maximum side noise rejection, optimised
  • Switchable sensitivity for long and short distances
  • Switchable wind noise filter
  • Approximately 300 hrs operating time (from a single AAA battery)
  • Integral shock-mount for rejection of handling noise
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Manfrotto Nitrotech N12 & 545B Dual-Leg Tripod System with Half Ball Adapter & Bag available for $599.88 with free shipping. Regularly $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
  • Left Side Controls
  • Illuminated Bubble Level
  • 545B Legs with 100mm Bowl
  • System Height Range: 29.3 to 66.9"
  • Half Ball Leveling Adapter, Padded Case
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
 Monday, April 8, 2019
Just Posted: PolarPro Peter McKinnon Edition Variable ND Filter Review.
 
Definitely check out these just-announced, high-grade and highly-useful filters.
 
The PolarPro Variable ND Filter will be in stock soon at Amazon.
Post Date: 4/8/2019 10:03:33 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has NAB Show Special pricing on select Lexar, SanDisk and Sony SDXC, CompactFlash and CFast Memory Cards (the SanDisk memory cards require promo code BHNAB19 to activate special pricing).
 
A Selection of Available Memory Card Deals
 
Lexar 256GB Professional 1667x UHS-II SDXC Memory Card - $89.99 (Reg. $154.99)
 
Lexar 128GB Professional 3500x CFast 2.0 Memory Card - $229.99 (Reg. $289.99)
 
Sony 128GB SF-G Series UHS-II SDXC Memory Card Kit (2-Pack) - $394.99 (Reg. $464.99)
 
Sony 128GB CFast 2.0 G Series Memory Card - $239.99 (Reg. $309.99)
Post Date: 4/8/2019 8:02:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera now qualifies for a $400.00 instant rebate at all US authorized retailers.
 
Sony a7R IIIB&H | Adorama | Amazon US
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 4/8/2019 6:14:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter available for $49.95 with free expedited shipping after $20.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $173.95.
 
The 82mm version of this filter is also reduced (only $69.95 after rebate).
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Provides 2 to 8 Stops of Light Control
  • Rotating Ring to Choose Degree of ND
  • Eliminates Buying Many ND Filters
  • Use to Create Blurs/Special Effects
  • Use with Film or Digital
  • Wide Outer Ring Reduces Vignetting
  • Black Aluminum Filter Ring
  • ColorCore Glass
  • Made in the USA
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 4/8/2019 5:59:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Sony UWP-D11 Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System available for $399.99 with free shipping. Regularly $599.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • For Mobile Journalist, Videographer
  • ECM-V1BMP Omnidirectonal Lav Mic
  • Rugged Bodypack Transmitter
  • True-Diversity Camera-Mount Receiver
  • 2880 Auto-Scan Frequencies
  • Advanced Controls for Flexible Use
  • Daylight-Readable Display
  • Headphone Output
  • 8-Hr AA Batteries + USB Power
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
 Friday, April 5, 2019
The Sigma Art Prime Lenses have been added to the site's Camera Lens MTF Measurements Comparison Tool.
 
I'll share my favorite chart in this post. The Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens results will get most of us drooling.
 
Feel free to share which Art lens produced your favorite MTF results.
Post Date: 4/5/2019 8:28:17 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Sigma has announced that its 28mm F1.4 DG HSM in Sony E-mount is scheduled to start shipping later this month.
 
Note that the biggest downside of the Sigma 28mm Art Lens – AF performance – is avoided when the lens is used on mirrorless cameras (or in Live View on DSLRs), and what you're left with is an extremely high quality lens with excellent image quality.
 
Preorders:
 
SIGMA 28mm F1.4 DG HSM for Sony E-mount – B&H | Adorama
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 4/5/2019 6:55:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Benro:
 
Benro BVX consists of two new professional heavy-duty carbon fiber video tripod and head combinations:
 
The BVX16CFK provides 8-steps of counterbalance (steps 1-8) and the BVX25CFK has 16 individual steps of counterbalance allowing you to dial in the right amount of counterbalance required for each setup. Each step is repeatable which helps save time when changing lenses or adding accessories. The pan drag and tilt drag mechanisms each provide 6 individual steps (1-6) of drag adjustment to help fine tune the smooth movements. A sliding top plate with a snap-in style quick release can be shifted forward or backward to help properly balance your camera rig.
“After years of our customers requesting a video tripod that could support heavier payloads for things like teleprompters or beefy camera rigs with long lenses, Benro has delivered just that. We’re super pleased with the way the product turned out and so are the pros that have been testing it for months on the road.”
 
- Brian Hynes, Brand Manager
The carbon fiber tripod is a 2 stage, 3 section tandem style which incorporates a 100mm bowl. The leg locks are oversized levers that can be operated while wearing gloves. The lower stage leg lock lever has an additional lip, which can be opened and closed with your foot. This allows you to hold onto your camera rig while adjusting the height of the tripod. Each tripod includes a floor spreader, a telescoping pan arm and a padded carrying case.
 
BVX16CFK Features & Benefits:
 
  • 8-step counterbalance - Dial in the right amount of counterbalance required for each setup. Each step is repeatable which helps save time when changing lenses or adding accessories.
  • Supports Heavy Payloads - The BVX16H video head supports up to 35 lb (16 kg) and the 100mm bowl tripod has a maximum load capacity of 132 lb (60 kg).
  • Sliding Top Plate - The sliding top plate with a snap-in style quick release can be shifted forward or backward to help properly balance your camera rig.
  • Carbon Fiber Legs - The carbon fiber tripod is a 2 stage, 3 section tandem style which incorporates a 100mm bowl.
  • Carry Case & Floor Spreader Included – A floor spreader, a telescoping pan arm and a padded carrying case are included in the box.
BVX25CFK Features & Benefits:
 
  • 16-step counterbalance - Dial in the right amount of counterbalance required for each setup. Each step is repeatable which helps save time when changing lenses or adding accessories.
  • Supports Heavy Payloads - The BVX25H video head supports up to 55 lb (25 kg) and the 100mm bowl tripod has a maximum load capacity of 132 lb (60 kg).
  • Sliding Top Plate - The sliding top plate with a snap-in style quick release can be shifted forward or backward to help properly balance your camera rig.
  • Carbon Fiber Legs - The carbon fiber tripod is a 2 stage, 3 section tandem style which incorporates a 100mm bowl.
  • Carry Case & Floor Spreader Included – A floor spreader, a telescoping pan arm and a padded carrying case are included in the box.
B&H carries the Benro BVX tripods.
Category: Benro News
Post Date: 4/5/2019 6:20:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through this weekend, B&H has the Freehands Men's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves available for $19.95 with free shipping. Regularly $29.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Waterproof / Windproof Back
  • Thinsulate Insulation for Warmth
  • Magnetic Finger Tips
  • Silicon Gripped Palm
  • Designed for a Snug Fit
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 4/5/2019 6:03:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through this weekend, B&H has the Pelican 2640CB Heads-Up Headlamp available for $15.95 with free shipping. Regularly $34.95.
 
For shooting at night (especially in remote places), nothing beats a headlamp for traveling to/from your destination and enabling optimal dexterity once you get there.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 4 AA Halogen/LED Hybrid Flashlight
  • Hands-Free Light with Rotating Head
  • LED and Halogen Modes
  • Lightweight Battery Pack
  • Comes with Rubber Strap for Hard Hat Use
  • Included Cloth Strap for Bare Head Use
  • Batteries Included
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 4/5/2019 5:54:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, April 4, 2019
Image quality test results from a second lens copy have been added to the Canon RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM Lens Review.
 
The Canon RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX
 
Rent the Canon RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM Lens from Lensrentals.
 
Save $480.00: B&H has a 9+-rated used Canon EOS R Mirrorless Digital Camera with 24-105mm Lens in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/4/2019 8:14:08 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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