Canon and Sony News for Feb 2024 (Page 4)

 Friday, February 9, 2024

Hundreds of hours, thousands of manual changes, and hundreds of thousands of programmatic updates bring the site to the latest design iteration.

Updates include:

  • A "Table of Contents" positioned near the top of most reviews facilitates jumping directly to a review section, "Image Quality" for example.
  • A "Verdict", "Pros", and "Cons" are now the first review content in the most recently updated reviews (Canon RF and Sony FE lenses). Expect these features to be standard in future reviews, and I'll update older reviews if time permits.
  • Comparison images in reviews are now optionally loaded, omitting a sometimes-significant download when not needed.
  • Modest graphic design updates are in place.
  • A myriad of under the covers changes, including significant speed optimizations.

Go to the Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens review for a look at what has changed.

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Posted to: Canon News, Sony News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 2/9/2024 9:59:07 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan

The sure-to-be epic solar eclipse of April 8, 2024 is now less than two months away. Are you ready?

A solar filter is required (except during totality), and B&H still has solar filters in stock.

The Alpine Astro Baader AstroSolar BDSF 3.8 Digital Solar Filter (review) is my first choice for this event. You can order this filter at B&H.

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Post Date: 2/9/2024 9:20:33 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan

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

  • Lexar 320GB Professional CFexpress Type A Card GOLD Series with Card Reader – only $349.00 after $290.00 instant savings
  • Gitzo Legende Camera Backpack (14L, Dark Brown/Light Brown) – only $139.00 after $110.00 instant savings
  • Vallerret Photography Gloves – only $19.00 - $59.95 after up to $60.00 instant savings
  • & more!

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

Worth browsing: Deals of the Week at B&H.

The B&H Used Department has been busy. Here is some just-arriving gear:

Used R7 and R8 cameras are newly available in the Canon EOS mirrorless camera inventory.

Used 15-30mm, 14-35mm, 100-500mm, and 85mm F2 lenses were just added to the Canon RF lens inventory.

Used a7C R and a7C II cameras are available in the Sony Alpha camera inventory.

Used 24-70mm II, 70-200mm F2.8 II, 100-400mm, and 50mm F1.2 lenses were just added to the Sony FE lens inventory.

Numerous tripods and ball heads arrived in the Really Right Stuff inventory in the last couple of days.

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Post Date: 2/9/2024 9:01:54 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan

Canon USA's marketing department wants you to know:

The Mirrorless Data is Clear: Canon is #1

MELVILLE, NY, February 8, 2024 –Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions is proud to announce they have solidified the #1 mirrorless camera brand position for a third year in a row in 20231 and was the #1 mirrorless camera brand in the U.S. in 20232.

Since the introduction of the EOS R system, Canon has continued its innovative product developments with cameras such as the EOS R6 Mark II, EOS R5 C, EOS R5 and EOS R8. The robust rolodex of cameras has options for the professional photographer on the sidelines of world-class sporting events, to portrait or wedding photographers looking to capture a moment of a lifetime and the family photographer who is documenting the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Canon mirrorless cameras have a place in the gear bags of any visual storyteller looking for high-quality images and video.

“The needs of our customers have always been at the forefront of our business at Canon and it’s why we have worked so hard to maintain a number one position within the industry,” said Brian Mahar, senior vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “I am proud of our team for not only achieving this great success, but for also empowering our visual storytellers.”

“Canon mirrorless cameras have impacted my business’s bottom line as well as my client experience. With the advancement of technology, I’m able to concentrate more on client interaction and higher quality production. I’ve seen an enhancement in my photography, my profit and client satisfaction.” Vanessa Joy, Canon Explorer of Light and award-winning wedding and brand photographer # # #

1 Source: Circana, Retail Tracking Service, U.S. unit sales, 12 months ending December 2021, 2022, and 2023

2 Source: Circana, Retail Tracking Service, U.S. unit sales, 12 months ending December 2023

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Posted to: Canon News   Category: Canon Announcements
Post Date: 2/9/2024 8:42:30 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, February 8, 2024

Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens firmware update version 06 is available for download.

Firmware Version 06 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:

  1. Adds support for continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking up to a maximum of 120 images/second when used with the ILCE-9M3 camera body
  2. Fixes an issue where, after updating to Ver. 04, the AF (autofocus) and MF (manual focus) do not work after setting the camera shooting mode to S&Q mode or 4K video mode

Get the Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens at B&H.

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Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sony Firmware Updates
Post Date: 2/8/2024 9:25:53 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan

Tamron's FY2023 Financial Results: "Achieved a new record of operating income".

"Our main photographic products business achieved high growth with a substantial improvement in profitability."

Tamron plans to introduce 6 new lens models in 2024, up from 5 in 2022 and 2023.

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Posted to: Canon News, Sony News   Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 2/8/2024 9:17:15 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan

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

  • Lowepro Photosport Pro III 70L Backpack (M/L) – only $239.99 after $300.00 instant savings
  • Sachtler System Ace XL MS AL with Fluid Head, Ace 75/2 D Tripod, Mid-Level Spreader & Bag – only $897.00 after $300.00 instant savings
  • GVM SD80D Bi-Color LED Monolight – only $94.00 after $65.00 instant savings
  • Feelworld LUT7S 7" 3D LUT 4K HDMI and SDI Monitor – only $259.99 after $110.00 instant savings
  • Gator Framework Desktop Studio Monitor Clamp-On Stands – only $59.99 after $40.00 instant savings
  • Samsung Memory Cards – only $5.99 - $52.99 after up to $23.00 instant savings with coupon automatically applied in cart

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

Worth browsing: Deals of the Week at B&H.

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Posted to: Canon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 2/8/2024 8:43:46 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan

The Sony a9 III is in stock at B&H, Adorama, Amazon, and WEX.

Rent the Sony Alpha 9 III from Lensrentals.

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Posted to: Sony News   Category: In Stock Notices
Post Date: 2/8/2024 8:34:40 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Take a moment to browse the just replenished refurbished camera and refurbished lens inventory at Canon USA.

Expect Canon USA refurbished gear to be like new with an as-new warranty and a great price.

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Post Date: 2/7/2024 12:39:54 PM ET   Posted By: Bryan

Updated: Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM Lens Review.

I promised to add sample images to this review. You will find them in the focal length range discussion.

Also, four 800mm f/9 100% crops showing distant bird feather detail are now available in the image quality discussion. Remember that browsers may auto enlarge images on high resolution displays, reducing the sharpness appearance.

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Order the Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM Lens from B&H | Adorama | Canon USA | Amazon (all available countries) | WEX | Camera Canada

Rent the Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM Lens from Lensrentals.

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Posted to: Canon News, Sony News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 2/7/2024 9:00:00 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan

"Capture One Pro (16.3.5) is a service release that includes support for a new camera [Sony a9 III] and bug fixes."

Get the full details of this update in the release notes.

Get Capture One at B&H.

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Posted to: Canon News, Sony News   Category: Capture One News
Post Date: 2/7/2024 9:04:14 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan

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

  • Saramonic Blink 500 Pro B1 Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System (2.4 GHz, Black) – only $89.00 after $140.00 instant savings
  • Angler 865BLED Sparta Bicolor LED Light – only $59.00 after $140.00 instant savings
  • SmallRig AAK2213D Multi-Tool with Screw Storage – only $14.99 after $10.00 instant savings
  • & more!

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

Worth browsing: Deals of the Week at B&H.

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Post Date: 2/7/2024 8:59:21 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, February 5, 2024

One of the decision factors between the RF 24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z and the RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM is the strength of the background blur they can create. So, I wanted to illustrate that difference.

Head over to the just updated RF 24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z review to see the background blur difference between 105mm f/2.8 and f/4 created using the f/2.8 lens. View both the full-size reduced and 100% crop image comparisons.

The answer is yes.

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Post Date: 2/5/2024 2:08:34 PM ET   Posted By: Bryan

The Canon RF 100-300mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens is in stock at B&H.

Learn more about this incredible lens: Canon RF 100-300mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens Review.

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Posted to: Canon News   Category: In Stock Notices
Post Date: 2/5/2024 2:10:33 PM ET   Posted By: Bryan

Have you considered getting a tracking mount or taking your current mount to the next level? This sale should have your attention.

Save big on Sky-Watcher Mounts at B&H.

I use the predecessor to the popular Star Adventurer 2i for a variety of purposes, including Milky Way photography (set to 1/2 speed tracking for longer single exposure images without star trails) and to capture comet NEOWISE.

I've been drooling over the Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro Equatorial GoTo Mount with Tripod Kit, included in this sale.

Grab a tracking mount for photographing the upcoming solar eclipse.

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Posted to: Canon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 2/5/2024 11:41:59 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
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