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

 Thursday, May 16, 2019
From Nikon:
 
Capture NX-D v.1.5.3
 
Changes from Version 1.5.2 to 1.5.3
 
  • Added support for the COOLPIX W150.
  • Added support for Z 7 firmware version 2.00 and Z 6 firmware version 2.00.
Download: Capture NX-D v.1.5.3
 


ViewNX-i v.1.3.3
 
Changes from Version 1.3.2 to Version 1.3.3
 
  • Added support for the COOLPIX W150.
  • Added support for Z 7 firmware version 2.00 and Z 6 firmware version 2.00.
  • Adjusted the width of the lines for the focus point frames.
Download: Nikon ViewNX-i v.1.3.3
 


Camera Control Pro 2 v.2.28.2
 
Changes from Version 2.28.0 to 2.28.2
 
  • Added support for Z 7 firmware version 2.00 and Z 6 firmware version 2.00.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the camera and the LCD display area in Camera Control Pro 2 showing different statuses for exposure lock if AE Lock only was deselected in Camera Control Pro 2 while exposure lock engaged on the Z 7 or Z 6 under certain conditions.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in Camera Control Pro 2 and the camera showing different options for white balance if the user switched from Programmed Auto to another exposure mode while Enable Controls on Camera Body was disabled.
Download: Camera Control Pro 2 v.2.28.2
From Nikon:
 
Nikon Z 6 / Z 7 Firmware v.2.00 Changes
 
  • Added eye-detection AF for use when taking photographs. To enable eye-detection AF, select:
    • AF-S or AF-C for Focus mode in the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU
    • Auto-area AF for AF-area mode in the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU
    • Face and eye detection on for Custom Setting a4 (Auto-area AF face/eye detection) in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU
  • Improved autofocus performance for photos and movies shot under low light: -3.5 – 19 EV (low light autofocus -6 – 19 EV) [Z 6] / -2 – 19 EV (low light autofocus -4 – 19 EV) [Z 7], measured in photo mode with single-servo AF (AF-S) at ISO 100 and 20°C with an f/2 lens.
  • The following improvements have been made to the Continuous H (extended) option for Release mode:
    • Not only focus but now also exposure will respond to changes in the subject during shooting
    • The burst shooting display after the memory buffer fills is now easier to read
  • Reduced the length of time the display turns off (the blackout period) when pictures are taken with On or On (monitor only) selected for Image review in the PLAYBACK MENU.
  • Item d5 in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU, formerly Electronic front-curtain shutter, has been renamed Shutter type and offers a choice of Auto, Mechanical shutter, and Electronic front-curtain shutter. If Auto is selected, the camera will automatically choose a shutter type according to shutter speed.
  • Changed the color the focus point turns when the AF-ON button is pressed or the shutter-release button is pressed halfway with Auto-area AF selected and face detection or target tracking active.
  • Edited and revised help text.
  • Fixed the following issues:
    • The camera would stop responding if certain operations were performed while HDMI output was in progress with 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD) selected for frame size.
    • The value selected for maximum sensitivity would sometimes be exceeded during movie recording in mode M with On selected for Auto ISO control (mode M) if Active D-Lighting was enabled.
    • The display would sometimes briefly behave unexpectedly in movie mode before or during recording. [Z 7]
    • The items in My Menu would sometimes not display correctly.
Download: Nikon Z 6 Firmware v.2.00 | Nikon Z 7 Firmware v.2.00
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/16/2019 6:50:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Easern Time, B&H has the Polsen ULWS-16 16-Channel UHF Wireless Lavalier Microphone System (584.400 to 602.450 MHz) available for $119.00 with free shipping. Regularly $249.00.
 
If you already own a portable audio recorder, or otherwise can record audio straight to a computer, this would be a great budget wireless lav mic setup for home-based (or on-location, indoor) video recording.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • For Live Sound, Stage & Public Address
  • Frequency-Agile, True Diversity Receiver
  • 1 x Beltpack Transmitter & Lav Mic
  • Condenser Lav, Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • 16 Channels, 25 MHz Bandwidth
  • Up to 300' Operating Range
  • Balanced XLR & Unbalanced 1/4" Outputs
  • Includes Batteries & DC Power Supply
  • Includes Windscreen & Antennas
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Through midnight tonight Easern Time, B&H has the Studio Essentials 100W LED Monolight 2-Light Kit with Stands and Softboxes available for $249.99 with free shipping. Regularly $399.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 2 x 100W COB LED Monolights
  • 2 x Pop-up Softboxes
  • 2 x Light Stands: 7.5'
  • 1 x Kit Bag
  • 5600K Daylight Balanced, CRI: 95+
  • 500W Tungsten Equivalent
  • 0 - 100% Dimming, 110 VAC
  • Bowens S-Type Front Accessory Mount
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Through midnight tonight Easern Time, B&H has the Glyph Technologies Atom RAID 4TB USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C External SSD (2 x 2TB, Gray) available for $699.95 with free shipping. Regularly $999.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 2 x 2TB M.2 SSDs
  • USB 3.1 Type-C Connectivity
  • Hardware RAID 0
  • Up to 800 MB/s Transfer Speeds
  • Two Types of USB Cables Included
  • Preformatted for Mac
  • Windows Compatible with Reformatting
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
 Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Right now is a great time to add a gently used, high-quality Really Right Stuff Ball Head to your kit as B&H has 10 available to choose from in their inventory (most in 9 or 9+ condition).
 
A great ball head can make tripod use significantly more enjoyable, and the BH-55, BH-40, BH-30 and BH-25 models available certainly qualify as "great."
Post Date: 5/15/2019 9:25:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
That is a question I struggled with and, based on emails coming in, many of you are also feeling the pull to move to the R-series, or at least bring one into an existing kit.
 
What We Know
 
  • The Canon EOS R is a great-performing camera, full-featured with a great price for what it offers.
  • The Canon EOS RP is tiny, well-featured, and extremely-well-priced.
  • Lenses are critically important and the RF Lenses available now are very impressive with extremely high image quality, ultra-wide apertures, and/or compact size and light weight.
  • The RF lenses slated for delivery later this year promise at least equal to the impressiveness of the ones we already have available.
  • More EOS R camera models are promised, including pro models.
You Should Buy a Canon R-Series Mirrorless Camera Now If
 
  • You want to start taking advantage of the RF lenses and/or want to keep your kit optimized to the best-available lenses. If a lens you want to use now to is available in an RF mount version, this is a good time to consider buying into the R system.
  • You want the advantages of an electronic viewfinder, including clear, focused-to-your-eye image preview and review in bright daylight, and don't mind the EVF disadvantages, including a brief video pause when an image is being captured.
  • You want incredibly-low-light AF capabilities.
  • You want improved AF accuracy with third party lenses.
  • You want to learn how to use the mirrorless models. While the learning curve is not big, the fun of learning something new is.
  • You primarily photograph landscapes, street, still life, family and events.
  • You want the benefit of eye-tracking focus, especially useful with wide aperture lenses.
  • You want to reduce the size and weight of your kit.
  • You want to take advantage of the up-to-$500 rebates currently available.
You Should Wait to Buy a Canon R-Series Mirrorless Camera If
 
  • You primarily photograph sports and wildlife. The EOS R's frame rate is mediocre and a brief EVF video pause during each image capture makes tracking erratic-moving fast action challenging. The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II or the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV are currently better choices for capturing fast, erratic action.
  • You don't see any advantages to the EOS R-series camera and RF lens system over what you are using now. If nothing about the new cameras and lenses interests you, stay with a DSLR.
  • You require an economy kit lens with a native RF mount. I expect an inexpensive RF kit lens to show up at some point, but ... an adapted EF lens is currently the best low-cost option for a general-purpose zoom lens.
  • You require ultra-high resolution. We do not yet have a Canon EOS 5Ds R-equivalent resolution option available in the R-series. The EOS R's 30.3 MP resolution is very high, but getting higher resolution in a Canon R-series camera requires waiting.
  • You require dual memory card slots.
  • You require IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization). Of course, most of the RF lenses have either an ultra-wide aperture or image stabilization reducing the need for stabilization in-camera.
  • Current video capabilities are not adequate.
Note that there will always be a new camera model coming. How long it takes to get here is a key component to decision-making and with the manufacturers not sharing their future plans, that component is an unknown and a lot of years of current model usage could potentially be had before an alternative arrives. New models usually bring new features that are useful, at least to some, but they also typically have higher price tags, at least higher than a similar model being replaced or higher than a model positioned lower in the lineup. New models make no difference to how current models perform – a camera owned today will continue to perform the same tomorrow. If you can make use of a current model now, now is a good time to get that model.
 
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
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/15/2019 7:57:01 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
This is the application you've been waiting for! No, it is not April Fools Day. Now you can wear pictures of the grandkids on each finger!
 
From Canon:
 
MELVILLE, NY, May 14, 2019 – Look down – how are your nails looking? Is it time for a new set? No problem – Canon has you covered! Eliminating the need to visit your local nail salon, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduces printable nail stickers for select PIXMA series printers. Now, you can refresh your manicure in the comfort of your own home.
 
With a quick download of the Canon Nail Sticker Creator App*, users of compatible iPad®, iPhone® and Android™ mobile devices, and Canon PIXMA TS9521C, PIXMA TS9520, PIXMA TS8220 and PIXMA TS702 Printers can select from an assortment of 200 designs and have access to newly uploaded designs four times per year, or create their own nail art** within the app. When using the Canon Printable Nail Sticker sheets, the nail sticker design of choice will print onto a precut sheet of stickers placed on the printer’s multipurpose tray, and can be peeled off and adhered to the user’s nails. After a quick filing of the edges and application of a top coat to seal the design(s) – the mani is complete!
 
"With the launch of printable nail stickers, we are excited to provide our customers with another reason to expand their printing needs and let their creative expression flourish right on their fingertips,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc.
 
The new Canon Printable Nail Sticker sheets (twelve stickers per sheet) are available two per pack and initially, will be available exclusively on the Canon Online Store for $12.99 per pack***. For more information and the full list of product specifications, visit https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/glossy-paper.
 
 
Even if the nail stickers are not your thing, you might find the 1/2-priced Canon Photo Paper interesting.
From Profoto:
 
We are never fully satisfied with the products we make. We always strive to take steps forward, whether they be baby-steps or strides. That is why we not only will create ground-breaking products, but we'll also continually evaluate and improve those products, as we have done with the launch of Profoto A1X, the A1’s new and improved sibling. It has a little more of everything that made its predecessor a success. An even more powerful battery, faster recycling and Sony compatibility are some of the 30+ updates that we have made to the product. Or put in other words – more when it matters.
 
Because in photography, there are no second chances. An image might present itself for a second, and then it's gone, so you can't afford to be fiddling with batteries or waiting for the flash to recharge - you've got to be ready. That's why the new Profoto A1X has up to 450 full power pops per charge, and lightning-fast one-second recharge time, so you'll never miss a shot.
 
The light in the image will always be natural and beautiful thanks to the innovative round head with its soft and gentle fall-off.
 
Allowing you even more creative freedom, the A1X features a magnetic click-on mount for light shaping tools; there are six tools available that can be used individually or in combination with one another.
 
And for more flexibility still, there's a flicker-free modelling light built-in to the head, so you can see exactly what you're going to capture before you press the shutter; which is especially useful when operating off-camera or in low light situations.
 
The Profoto A1X features a 20-channel Air Remote with HSS and AirTTL so you'll always get beautiful and professional images fast. And with the increased number of channels, you can be sure you won’t be interrupted at busy events or important moments.
 
Use TTL mode, and it's essentially point-and-shoot, the sensor will calculate the correct exposure for you. However, switch it over to manual, and you can then fine-tune that exposure to create exactly the look and feel you want.
 
Ease of use has always been at the heart of every Profoto product, and the A1X is no exception. The large, high-resolution display is incredibly easy to navigate with big, super-legible numbers. The way we see it, the less time you spend messing about with menu's, the more time you can spend doing what you love – creating images.
 
And whether you're a Sony, Canon or Nikon shooter, all the light shaping possibilities of the Profoto A1X are yours to enjoy.
 
Whether it's the natural and beautiful light it provides, the easy to navigate and intuitive display or superior battery life and recycling time - with the Profoto A1X there's more when it matters.
 
Because let's face it - it always matters.
 
Features
 
  • Bespoke versions for Sony, Canon and Nikon
  • 20-channels Air Remote
  • Round head with soft, smooth and natural fall off
  • AirTTL and HSS for a beautiful professional image fast
  • Smart magnetic click-on mount for A1X Light Shaping Tools
  • 6 dedicated A1X Light Shaping Tools available
  • Integrated flicker-free modelling light.
  • Built-in Air Remote TTL.
  • Rechargeable and replaceable Li-Ion battery.
  • 1.0s recycling time.
  • TTL/MAN switch.
  • Built in motor-zoom with hand control.
  • Auto focus (AF) assist.
  • Large Hi-Res display.
Specifications
 
  • Height 10.8 cm (4.25 in)
  • Full length: 16.5 cm (6,37 in)
  • Width: 7.5 cm (2,95 in)
  • Weight: 560 g (1.2 Ibs) including battery
The Profoto A1X is in stock at B&H and Adorama.
Category: Profoto News
Post Date: 5/15/2019 7:00:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Adobe:
 
New features and enhancements in the May 2019 (version 8.3) release of Lightroom Classic
 
Flat-Field Correction
 
You can now reduce shading, or lens cast, from your digital photos using the Flat-Field Correction feature. Shading can occur from a variety of different lenses and can result in both asymmetrical vignettes as well as color casts introduced by certain lens characteristics.
 
Flat-Field Correction is available in the Library module. To apply the correction, select all your photos in a natural interleaved order and choose Lightroom > Library > Flat-Field Correction.
 
For detailed information, see Flat-Field Correction.
 
New Texture slider
 
You can now smoothen or accentuate details such as skin, bark, and hair with the new Texture slider. You can adjust the Texture slider negatively to smooth skin and retain fine pore details to ensure natural-looking skin. You can increase the Texture amount to accentuate details such as bark or hair without affecting less detailed areas, like the out of focus areas in a photograph. Adjusting the Texture slider does not change the color or tonality in your photograph.
 
You can apply texture to your photos both as a global adjustment and to specific parts of the photo as a local adjustment. To apply texture, select a photo and switch to the Develop module.
 
Support for new cameras and lenses
 
Latest cameras added in May 2019
 
  • Canon EOS 250D (EOS Rebel SL3, EOS 200D II, EOS Kiss X10)
  • Google Pixel 3 Front Standard Camera
  • Google Pixel 3 Front Wide Camera
  • Google Pixel 3 XL Front Standard Camera
  • Google Pixel 3 XL Front Wide Camera
  • HMD Global Nokia 9 PureView Front Camera
  • HMD Global Nokia 9 PureView Rear Camera
  • LG V40 ThinQ Front Standard Camera
  • LG V40 ThinQ Rear Main Camera
  • LG V40 ThinQ Rear Wide Camera
  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-G99 (DC-G90, DC-G91, DC-G95)
  • RICOH GR III
  • RICOH THETA Z1
  • Sony RX0 II (DSC-RX0M2)
Latest lenses added in May 2019
 
ManufacturerLensLens mount
CanonCanon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USMCanon
CanonCanon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM +1.4x IIICanon
CanonCanon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM +2x IIICanon
CanonCanon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USMCanon
CanonCanon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM +1.4x IIICanon
CanonCanon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM +2x IIICanon
CanonCanon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USMCanon
CanonCanon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM +1.4x IIICanon
CanonCanon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM +2x IIICanon
HMDHMD Global Nokia 9 PureView Front CameraHMD
HMDHMD Global Nokia 9 PureView Rear CameraHMD
LGLG V40 ThinQ Front Standard CameraLGE
LGLG V40 ThinQ Front Wide CameraLGE
LGLG V40 ThinQ Rear Main CameraLGE
LGLG V40 ThinQ Rear Telephoto CameraLGE
LGLG V40 ThinQ Rear Wide CameraLGE
PENTAXHD PENTAX-DA 11-18mm F2.8ED DC AWPentax K
PENTAXHD PENTAX-FA 35mm F2Pentax K
RicohRicoh GR III 18.3mm f/2.8Ricoh GR
SIGMASIGMA 28mm F1.4 DG HSM A019Canon, Nikon F, SIGMA, Sony FE
SIGMASIGMA 28mm T1.5 FF HIGH-SPEED PRIMECanon
SIGMASIGMA 40mm F1.4 DG HSM A018Nikon F, SIGMA, Sony FE
SIGMASIGMA 40mm T1.5 FF HIGH-SPEED PRIMECanon
SIGMASIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM S018Nikon F
SIGMASIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM S018Canon, Nikon F, SIGMA
SonySony FE 135mm F1.8 GMSony FE
TokinaTokina FiRIN 20mm F2 FE AFSony FE
TokinaTokina opera 16-28 mm F2.8 FFCanon, Nikon F
TokinaTokina opera 50mm F1.4 FFCanon, Nikon F

 
Other enhancements
 
Import photos from devices using the Files section
 
When you import photos from storage devices, such as SD card and CF card, the photos are now selected from the Import grid’s Files section by default. In previous versions, it used to be from the Device section.
 
Importing from the Files section is more performant. The Files section selects the DCIM folder of the storage device where the camera saves images. If you want to select any other folder, you can do so.
 
Improved performance of Auto setting
 
Experience performance improvements when you apply Auto settings. In the Develop module, the Auto option is located next to Tone in the Basic panel.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 5/15/2019 6:27:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has their Ruggard Electronic Dry Cabinets drastically reduced with savings up to $500.00 off. If you've been looking for a way to keep your lenses safe from fungus growing on the internal elements, don't miss these deals.
Post Date: 5/15/2019 6:16:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 Head & Carbon Fiber Twin Leg Video Tripod Kit (100/75mm, Mid-Level Spreader) available for $499.88 with free shipping. Regularly $1,059.88.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 17.64-Pound Load Capacity
  • Carbon Fiber Legs
  • 29.53 to 66.54" Height Range
  • Continually Variable Counterbalance
  • Fluid Drag System
  • Illuminated Bubble Level
  • Mid-Level Spreader
  • Padded Tripod Bag
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
 Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Adorama has their Lexar Professional 1000x UHSII U3 SDXC (2-Pack) Memory Cards significantly reduced right now.
 
Check out the price on the 128GB 2-pack (update: now on backorder status). This is a great opportunity to ensure you never run out of memory card storage space when you need it most — or to replace aging cards with newer, faster models.
 
Lexar Deals
 
ItemReg. PriceSale Price
Lexar Professional 64GB 1000x UHS-II U3 SDXC Memory Card (2 pack)$75.99$31.99
Lexar Professional 128GB 1000x UHSII U3 SDXC Memory Card (2 pack)$151.99$46.99
Lexar Professional 256GB 1000x UHSII U3 SDXC Memory Card (2 pack)$284.99$151.99

 
B&H has similar pricing on these cards with "More on the Way" status.

 
From the COOPH YouTube Channel:
 
The COOPH team wanted to bring their images to life, so we have created this video to show you exactly how we did it – using some epic Cinemagraph ideas that anyone can try! Cinemagraphs are still essentially photographs in which a small and repetitive movement is shown. They are super cool, easy to make and are sure to make your future social media posts stand out from the crowd! So, take a look at these six tips and try them out for yourself!
 
Note: For the mirror reflection portrait, I can't help but think the cinemagraph might have been more interesting if the focus had been on the subject rather than the subject's reflection. What do you think? [Sean]
Post Date: 5/14/2019 7:42:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
In this video, Benjamin Warde demonstrates how to reorder the Develop Module's edit controls in Lightroom CC Classic.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 5/14/2019 7:30:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the HoldFast Gear Money Maker 2-Camera Leather Harness (Black, Black Hardware, Medium) available for $199.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $285.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds Two Cameras or Lenses at Your Side
  • Comfortable 'X' Pattern Harness
  • Speed Clutch for Fast Access
  • Two 1/4"-20 HoldFast Accessory Clips
  • Four D-Ring Attachments
  • Smooth Water Buffalo Leather
  • Made in the USA
B&H has the SanDisk 500GB Extreme Portable USB 3.1 Type-C External SSD available for $99.99 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $149.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 500GB 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
Post Date: 5/14/2019 6:59:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Westcott Halo Softbox (45") available for $59.90 with free shipping. Regularly $109.90.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Mounts like an Umbrella
  • Round Catchlights Ideal for Portraits
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 5/14/2019 6:26:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Lowepro Pro Trekker 650 AW Camera and Laptop Backpack available for $199.95 with free shipping. Regularly $299.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds 2-3 Pro DSLRs, 1 with 600mm f/4
  • Fits 5-7 Extra Lenses, 2 Flash Units
  • Accommodates 15" Laptop
  • Interior Dividers
  • Tripod Attachment
  • Built-In Rain Cover, Hydration Pocket
  • Made of 630D Oxford Nylon/1000D Cordura
  • ActivLift System Harness
  • Removable Lid / Waist Belt
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 5/14/2019 6:21:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, May 13, 2019
From the Adobe Blog:
 
A Creative Cloud subscription offers numerous benefits, including frequent product updates with new features and capabilities, critical bug fixes and important security updates. We recommend all customers use the latest release of Creative Cloud for optimal performance and benefits.
 
Please note that going forward, Creative Cloud customers will only have direct download access (from the Creative Cloud Desktop app and Adobe.com) to the two most recent major versions of Creative Cloud desktop applications.*
 
Focusing our efforts on the latest two major releases of Creative Cloud applications, which the vast majority of Adobe customers are already using, will further enable us to develop the features and functionality most requested by customers and ensure peak performance and benefits across Windows and Mac operating systems. Business customers in need of an older version of a Creative Cloud application should contact their IT Administrator to see if one is available.
 
*Exception: Only the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat is available for download.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 5/13/2019 7:52:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
With a Canon EOS Rebel SL3 (EOS 250D, EOS Kiss 10, EOS 200D II) in hand, it is time to set up the camera for use. Following are the 32 steps I took to make an out-of-the-box Canon EOS Rebel SL3 ready for use.
 
  1. Open the box, find the battery, place it in the charger and plug it in.
  2. While the battery is charging, unpack the other items you want from the box.
  3. Download and install the Canon Solution Disk software on your computer, gaining support for the latest camera(s). Canon Digital Photo Pro (DPP) and EOS Utility are the options I manually include in the install.
  4. Attach the neck strap.
  5. Insert the battery (after charging completes) and power the camera on.
  6. Insert a memory card.
  7. Set the camera's mode to Av, Tv or M (some modes provide only a small subset of available menu options).
  8. Scroll through all of the menu tabs to configure the camera as follows:
  9. Shooting settings, Tab 1: Image quality: Use top dial to set RAW to "RAW" and Cross Keys to set JPEG to "-" (RAW image files provide the highest quality and are especially valuable for post processing work)
  10. Shooting settings, Tab 1: Image review: 4 sec. (or sometimes off to increase shooting speed in the field)
  11. Shooting settings, Tab 1: Release shutter without card: Disable (only in a retail store do you want to press the shutter release without saving the image file, leaving this option enabled will burn you someday)
  12. Shooting settings, Tab 1: Lens Aberration Correction: All options "OFF" (though Chromatic Aberration correction is a good option to leave enabled for most)
  13. Shooting settings, Tab 4: White balance: AWB W (White) (I seldom use another white balance setting while shooting, though I often adjust modestly during post processing)
  14. Shooting settings, Tab 4: Picture Style: Neutral with Strength = 1 (Note: the low contrast "Neutral" picture style provides a histogram on the back of the camera that most-accurately shows me blown highlights and blocked shadows on the camera LCD. I usually change the Picture Style to "Standard" in DPP after capture.)
  15. Shooting settings, Tab 5: Long exp. noise reduction: Auto (when active, LENR captures a dark image that is used to correct the long exposure noise in the primary image)
  16. Shooting settings, Tab 5: High ISO speed NR: Off (or Low) (noise reduction is destructive to images details - I prefer to add noise reduction sparingly during post processing)
  17. Playback settings, Tab 1: Histogram disp: RGB (I want to see the graph for individual color channels)
  18. Function settings, Tab 1: Format card (always format memory cards in-camera — after all contained images are stored elsewhere of course)
  19. Function settings, Tab 1: Auto Rotate: On computer (only) (images are properly rotated when viewed on a computer, but are always oriented to fill the LCD when viewed on the camera)
  20. Function settings, Tab 2: Date/Time/Zone: make correct for your location
  21. Function settings, Tab 3: Beep: Disable (no one wants to hear your camera constantly beeping)
  22. Function settings, Tab 5: Copyright information: enter as desired
  23. Function settings, Tab 5: Custom Functions settings(C.Fn): C.Fn I: Exposure: 2: ISO expansion: On (required for setting ISO to 51200)
  24. Shooting settings, Tab 3: Photo ISO speed settings: ISO 51200 (this upper limit is only being used for testing, set to your tolerance)
  25. Function settings, Tab 5: Custom Functions settings(C.Fn): C.Fn I: Exposure: 4: Exposure comp. auto cancel: Disable (I'll decide when exposure compensation should be canceled)
  26. Function settings, Tab 5: Custom Functions settings(C.Fn): C.Fn I: Operation/Others: 11: Retract lens on power off (avoids having a carefully-selected focus distance reset when camera auto powers off)
  27. Display level settings, Tab 1: Shooting screen: Standard (Guided is useful for beginners)
  28. Display level settings, Tab 1: Menu displaye: Standard (Guided is useful for beginners)
  29. Display level settings, Tab 1: Mode guide: Disable (Enabled is useful for beginners)
  30. Display level settings, Tab 1: Feature guide: Disable (Enabled is useful for beginners)
  31. My Menu: Add the first tab; Register the following options for Tab 1: Format card, Mirror lockup, Date/Time/Zone (great for monitoring what time it is), Expo.comp./AEB, Long exp. noise reduction, Sensor cleaning (nothing in my My Menu is found on the Quick Control display as those functions are already quickly accessed)
  32. With a lens mounted and a subject focused on, adjust the viewfinder diopter until the scene is sharp
I of course make additional menu and other setting changes based on current shooting scenarios, but this list covers my initial camera setup process.
 
To copy this configuration would mean that you intend to shoot similar to how I shoot - including shooting in RAW-only format. While my setup works great for me, your best use of this list may be for tweaking your own setup.
 
If you can't remember your own menu setup parameters, keeping an up-to-date list such as this one is a good idea. Anytime your camera is reset-to-factory state for some reason, such as when being serviced, you will be ready to restore your setup quickly while ensuring that you do not miss an important setting. If you purchase another same or similar camera, you will be able to quickly set it up.
 
More Information
 
Canon EOS Rebel SL3
 
The Canon EOS Rebel SL3 is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/13/2019 7:30:12 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Just posted: Really Right Stuff TFC/TVC-24/24L Mk2 Tripod Review.
 
This is my second-most-used tripod with only the Really Right Stuff TVC-34L Mk2 Tripod being used more frequently. These two tripods are practically the same except for a smaller and lighter frame, a lower weight capacity, and a lower price. Thus, a majority of the reviews are shared.
 
The Really Right Stuff TFC/TVC-24/24L Mk2 Tripod is in stock at B&H.
Post Date: 5/13/2019 7:19:23 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Rokinon USA:
 
(New York, New York) May 13, 2019 – ROKINON has announced its new AF 45mm F1.8 Compact Lens for Sony E mount. It is Rokinon’s third compact lens and seventh auto focus lens designed specifically for Sony mirrorless cameras.
 
The 45mm focal length provides a natural appearance, approximating how we perceive a scene with our own eyes.
 
It is actually closer to the human eye than a 50mm focal length is. This focal length is great for general purpose use and can be readily used for portraiture, extreme sports, parties, lifestyle, architecture, landscape, street photography and more.
 
Optically, the lens is made up of 7 elements in 6 groups. Two Aspherical plus one Extra-low Dispersion element and Ultra Multi-Coating are utilized to effectively control vignetting, distortion and chromatic aberration. Additionally, the rounded nine-blade diaphragm and F1.8 bright aperture produce a pleasing out-of-focus quality when working with shallow depth of field techniques.
 
The minimum focusing distance is 17.7” and the 49mm non-rotating filter mount allows for easy use of polarizing and other filters that require precise positioning. For Sony APS-C sensor cameras, the focal length is equivalent to a moderate telephoto of 67.5mm.
 
Construction has been optimized for portability, compactness, ergonomic handling, and the durability of a metal barrel. Offering quiet and accurate autofocusing with enhanced speed and at 5.71oz in weight and 2.43” in length, it is the perfect lens to live on your Sony camera always. Don’t miss that special and unique moment! It is often said “The best camera (and lens) is the one you have with you”.
 
The ROKINON AF 45mm F1.8 Compact Lens for Sony E is expected to be available in early June with a street price of only $399.00. It will include a lens hood, lens caps, and a custom fitted case.
 
Specifications
 
MOUNTSony E
APERTURE RANGEF1.8 - 22
OPTICAL
CONSTRUCTION
7 Elements in 6 Groups
2 Aspherical
1 Extra Low Dispersion
MIN. FOCUSING DIST.1.48 ft” (0.45m)
COATINGUltra Multi-Coating (UMC)
MAGNIFICATION RATIO0.12x
FILTER SIZE49mm
DIAPHRAGM BLADES9
MAX. DIAMETER2.43” (61.8mm)
COVERAGEFull Frame (FX)
Preorders:
ROKINON AF 45mm F1.8 Compact Lens for Sony E - B&H | Adorama
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 5/13/2019 7:32:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has a Used Really Right Stuff TFA-01 Basic Pocket 'Pod (Condition: 9+) available for $59.95 with free shipping. Compare at $80.00 new.
 
B&H also has a few used full-size RRS carbon fiber tripods available in its used inventory.
 
B&H typically offers a 90-day warranty on used items. Please check the product listing above to verify.
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Aggressor Low-Glow Trail Camera (Camo) available for $99.00 with free shipping. Regularly $209.00.
 
A trail camera is a great tool for helping you predict wildlife patterns, enabling you to maximize your in-the-field results with a DSLR/mirorless camera in-hand.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 24MP Resolution
  • 0.2-Second Trigger
  • PIR Motion Sensor with 100' Range
  • 36-LED Low-Glow Flash
  • 100' Flash Range
  • 0.5-Second Recovery Time
  • 2.4" View Screen
  • 1920 x 1080p Video with Sound
  • SDHC Memory Card Compatible
  • Runs on 8 AA Batteries
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
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