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 Monday, April 15, 2019
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the WD 10TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive available for $145.99 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $279.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 10TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • Includes AC Adapter
  • 256-Bit AES Hardware Encryption
  • Includes WD Backup Software
  • Acronis True Image WD Edition Software
  • Windows & Mac Compatible
  • May Require Reformatting Before Use
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the SanDisk 1TB Extreme Portable USB 3.1 Type-C External SSD available for $142.99 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $199.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 1TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.1 Type-C Interface
  • Up to 550 MB/s Read Speeds
  • Bus Powered
  • 128-Bit AES Encryption
  • Rugged Protection
  • Water, Dust, and Shock Resistant
  • Formatted as exFAT for Windows & Mac
  • Includes USB Type-C to Type-C Cable
  • Includes USB Type-C to Type-A Adapter
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 4/15/2019 6:11:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, April 13, 2019
Starting at 12:01 AM Sunday (April 14th), Sony is rolling out a new promotion that is headlined by a four-figure instant rebate on the Sony a9 with B&H throwing in some free stuff.
 
Check out all of the new Sony deals (74 of them) at B&H.
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 4/13/2019 9:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, April 12, 2019
The Canon EOS Rebel SL3 utilizes the same small LP-E17 Battery Pack found in the Rebel T7i, the Rebel SL2, and many other recent EOS camera models. Having the same battery shared among many cameras is convenient and efficient in many regards, including from manufacturing and inventory perspectives. That multiple cameras can potentially share the same charger and supply of backup batteries is great and especially helpful when traveling.
 
Small batteries typically produce small shot ratings and I thought I misheard what Canon USA's Drew McCallum said during a phone call prior to the SL3's announcement. A CIPA 1,630 shot battery life rating (at 73°F/23°C, AE 100% — no flash) from the tiny Canon Battery Pack LP-E17? That is a HUGE increase from the already very reasonable 840 shot rating of the SL2. When the official specifications document arrived with Drew's number confirmed, my skepticism turned to enthusiasm. Most could shoot for days or even weeks on a single battery charge and that is super-convenient.
 
So, my question was then: "How is the Canon EOS Rebel SL3 getting so many shots from the little LP-E17 Battery Pack?" Whenever I have a Canon camera-related question, Canon USA's Rudy Winston can be counted on for an accurate answer.
 
First, Rudy assured me that no changes have been made to the LP-E17 battery pack, ending any speculation in that regard.
 
My own first guess at this answer was that the DIGIC 8 processor could be credited for the significant performance improvement. Rudy's response in this regard was that "While the new DIGIC 8 processor most assuredly adds some features and performance, the engineers did not list improved battery life as a benefit of the latest Canon processor." "Obviously, there were some efficiencies achieved in this updated [camera] model, but our engineers haven't shed light on which ones are responsible for its very good battery performance."
 
Thus, the full secret formula has not been disclosed and though we may never know the complete set of reasons why the performance is so great, we can still enjoy the great performance.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/12/2019 8:53:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon USA has extended their instant rebate program on DSLR/Mirrorless cameras, lenses and flashes. The new program runs from March 31 - April 27.
 
Notable Changes
 
Canon USA Instant Rebates
 
ModelRebate AmountAuthorized Retailers
Canon EOS RP Buy$200.00 - $300.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Buy$500.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS 5Ds Buy$200.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS 5Ds R Buy$200.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Buy$100.00 - $300.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS 6D Mark II Buy$100.00 - $300.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS 6D Buy$700.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Buy$250.00 - $450.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS 80D Buy$100.00 - $600.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS 77D Buy$100.00 - $450.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D Buy$50.00 - $400.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS Rebel T6i / 750D Buy$200.00 - $500.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS Rebel T7 / 2000D Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Buy$150.00 - $300.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / 200D Buy$50.00 - $250.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS M5 Buy$100.00 - $280.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS M6 Buy$100.00 - $280.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS M50 Buy$50.00 - $270.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS M100 Buy$150.00 - $270.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Buy$30.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$300.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens Buy$300.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$300.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$330.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy$300.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$300.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Buy$300.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy$200.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens Buy$400.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens Buy$20.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens Buy$20.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens Buy$70.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Buy$70.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens Buy$20.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT Flash Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT Flash Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI Flash Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/12/2019 7:34:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Think you've seen everything? Think again. In yesterday's post on the LensRentals Blog, LensRentals' Roger Cicala describes the ramifications of finding a fly deep in the inner workings of a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens.
Of course, if there’s going to be a fly in the lens, it’s going to be way deep inside where it’s really hard to get to. I don’t know why flies do that, but I promise you they do. You never see a fly just under the front or rear element. They get into the deepest groups, leaving little fly parts all over, and usually, get smushed by the zoom or focus element.
Read the entire article on the LensRentals Blog.
Post Date: 4/12/2019 6:49:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through this weekend, B&H has the BlackRapid Lens Bag available for $9.95 with free shipping. Regularly $24.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds 1-2 Lenses
  • Soft Shock Liner
  • Removable Rain Cap
  • Weather-Resistant Fabric Construction
  • Chalk Bag Style Closure
  • Interior Divider
  • Carry Strap Included
  • Breathe BlackRapid Brad Compatible
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 4/12/2019 6:32:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through this weekend, B&H has the Sharp P5000 43" Class Full HD Smart LED TV available for $199.95 with free shipping. Regularly $399.95.
 
At this price, this TV would make a very nice digital picture frame. Just plug in a flash drive loaded with images and use the TV's media slideshow feature to display your best images.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 LED Panel
  • 60 Hz Native Refresh Rate
  • Motion Rate of 120 Enhances Fast Motion
  • Screen Mirroring Technology
  • Built-In Wi-Fi & Ethernet Connectivity
  • Access Apps
  • 3 x HDMI / 2 x USB
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 4/12/2019 6:18:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, April 11, 2019
From X-Rite:
 
Now includes 18% gray target and updated software to create custom ICC Camera Profiles for Capture One Pro users; plus, added support for ColorChecker Digital SG target
 
New York, NY – April 4, 2019 – X-Rite Incorporated, the world leader in color management and measurement technologies (http://xritephoto.com/) announces ColorChecker Passport Photo 2, an improved solution that helps professional and enthusiast photographers alike to reduce image processing time and maintain color control and consistency from capture to edit. Quickly and easily set white balance and exposure, create custom DNG or ICC camera profiles, and instantly enhance portraits and landscapes.
 
X-Rite created the industry-standard ColorChecker Passport 10 years ago which included three photographic targets plus DNG camera calibration software. Passport Photo 2 now combines four photographic targets, featuring a new 18% Gray Balance target, plus upgraded ColorChecker Camera Calibration software that adds ICC camera profile creation, especially useful for Capture One users, or anyone working in an ICC compatible workflow.
 
“Our original ColorChecker Passport quickly became an industry standard for managing color at capture,” says Liz Quinlisk, Global Business Unit Manager, Photo & Video at X-Rite Incorporated. “Now, with the added functionality of a gray balance target and ICC camera profiling, it’s more powerful than ever. Not only have we broadened our ability to serve Capture One and other ICC workflow users, but every photographer will have all the targets they need in a very portable, protective case.”
 
ColorChecker Passport Photo 2 includes:
 
NEW Camera Calibration Software v2.0
 
Now create a custom DNG or ICC camera profile utilizing an X-Rite ColorChecker Classic or Digital SG target. Camera profiling ensures accurate color at capture based on specific lighting, camera and lens combination during any given shoot, saving valuable time in edit. The newly supported ColorChecker Digital SG target offers an extended gamut to create a more accurate ICC profile.
 
18% Gray Balance Target
 
NEW Gray Balance Target Often referred to as middle gray, the 18% Gray Balance target is the de facto industry standard reference. Set proper camera exposure or check lighting ratios and light distribution, which is especially important for portrait photography. It can be used with either a reflective hand-held light meter or in-camera meter for determining exposure and can also be used to set neutral balance and remove color casts.
 
White Balance Target
 
Create custom in-camera white balance for a consistent white point across a set of images with no need to correct each individual image later. Setting custom, in-camera white balance allows quick switching between shooting stills and video.
 
Classic Target
 
For more than forty years, the Classic 24-patch target has been the industry standard color reference used for visual color assessment and for creating custom camera profiles.
 
Creative Enhancement Target
 
Neutralize and create a look with single click enhancement patches; check and evaluate shadow details and highlight clipping; control color shifts.
 
Lightroom® Plug-In
 
Create custom DNG camera profiles directly in Adobe® Lightroom® Classic and Lightroom® Classic CC.
 
Portable Protective Case
 
Adjusts to accommodate multiple positions to easily incorporate into any scene. Also includes a new handy lanyard.
 
“Since colors fade with age and light exposure, replacing a target that is several years old ensures complete color accuracy when building camera profiles,” adds Liz Quinlisk.
 
“Now is the perfect time for photographers to upgrade their toolkit with a Passport Photo 2 and take full advantage of the power and versatility that the updated hardware and software deliver together to save valuable time and achieve the ultimate in color accuracy.”
 
X-Rite recommends replacement of color reference targets every 18-24 months.
 
ColorChecker Passport Photo 2 is currently available through X-Rite global authorized resellers. ColorChecker Camera Calibration software is available as a free download at xrite.com/getCOLORCHECKER.
 
With more color science experience than anyone in the industry, X-Rite Color Checker Passport Photo 2 was truly created by Color Perfectionists for Color Perfectionists.
 
Color Perfectionists Unite.
 
 
The X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Photo 2 is in stock at B&H and Adorama.
 
The Sony Prime Lenses have been added to the site's Camera Lens MTF Measurements Comparison Tool.
 
Once again, I'll share my favorite chart in this post and will this time add a comparison in the above link. The Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens is razor sharp.
 
Did I pick the best? Go determine out which Sony lens produced your favorite MTF results.
 
Note that the Zeiss Loxia and Batis prime lens results are coming soon and many additional Lensrentals-sourced test results are promised.
Post Date: 4/11/2019 10:10:24 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Sony:
 
Sony a7R III Firmware v.3.00
 
Benefits and Improvements from the latest update
 
  • Adds real-time Eye AF for animals
    • It is not possible to detect human and animal eyes simultaneously
    • Eye detection may not be possible and depends on the environment, animal type, and movement of the animal
  • Allows you to operate the real-time EYE AF by half-pressing the shutter button or by pressing the AF-ON button
  • Adds the Interval Shooting function
  • Allows operation with the wireless remote commander RMT-P1BT (sold separately)
  • Allows you to assign the [MENU] to a custom key
  • Allows [MENU] tab operation with the Fn button
  • Improves the overall stability of the camera
Download: Sony a7R III Firmware v.3.00
 


Sony a7 III Firmware v.3.00
 
Benefits and Improvements from the latest update
 
  • Adds real-time Eye AF for animals
    • It is not possible to detect human and animal eyes simultaneously
    • Eye detection may not be possible and depends on the environment, animal type, and movement of the animal
  • Allows you to operate the real-time EYE AF by half-pressing the shutter button or by pressing the AF-ON button
  • Adds the Interval Shooting function
  • Allows operation with the wireless remote commander RMT-P1BT (sold separately)
  • Allows you to assign the [MENU] to a custom key
  • Allows [MENU] tab operation with the Fn button
  • Improves the overall stability of the camera
Download: Sony a7 III Firmware v.3.00
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 4/11/2019 9:13:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From B&H:
 
What: OPTIC 2019 Outdoor, Photo/Video, Travel Imaging Conference
 
When: Sunday, June 2nd – Wednesday, June 5th
 
Where: The New Yorker Hotel, 481 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001
 
This year’s keynote speaker is recognized as one of the world’s greatest photographers of our time, Frans Lanting. Frans will be joined by a host of Lindblad National Geographic Photographers and contemporary outdoor photographers such as Erika Skogg, Paul North, Lana MacNaughton, Stephen Wilkes, Ron Magill and many others.
 
What to expect at OPTIC 2019:
 
  • Inspirational and Technical Presentations
  • Portfolio Reviews
  • Photo Walks
  • Signature Sunset Cruise
  • Hands-On Photography Stations
  • OPTIC Challenge
  • Camera Cleanings
  • Trade Show
All this free of charge making OPTIC the photo event of the spring for the outdoor, travel, and wildlife photography world.
 
Learn more and reserve your seat at OPTIC 2019.
 
Register Now for FREE
Category: B&H News
Post Date: 4/11/2019 7:16:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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
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