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 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
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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.
 
Order your Rokinon AF 18mm F2.8 Lens from B&H.
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!
 
Order the Canon EOS M6 Mark II at: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX

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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.
 
The medium and small size options are also discounted today.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • For Camera/Lens Combinations Up to 21"
  • Protects Gear from the Elements
  • Rear Access to Camera Controls
  • Lens Access via Bottom Closure
  • Cinch Straps Adjust Length
  • Elastic Cord Around Hood Section
  • Waterproof Poly Tricot Material
  • Tape Sealed for Maximum Protection
  • Mesh Storage Pouch Included
  • Made in USA
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
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
 
B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
Canon EOS M6 Mark II
 
B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens
 
B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens
 
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As always, thank you for keeping this site going by starting your shopping using our links!
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.
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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*.

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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
 
  • Collapses to 11x1"
  • Opens up to 31" in diameter and 48" long
  • Can be suspended from a cross-bar, tree branch, etc
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
 
  • HPX High Performance Resin Case
  • Multilayer Cubed Bottom Foam
  • Dent-resistant and Shatter-resistant
  • Tough, Rugged and Lightweight
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
 
  • Card Type: SDXC Card
  • Capacity: Holds 256GB
  • Max Read Speed: 170MB/s (1100x) max speed
  • Speed Compliance: Class 10, UHS-I U3
  • Package Count: Single Pack
Also discounted: SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO 300MB/s (2000x) SDXC
B&H has a Really Right Stuff BH-30 Ball Head with Compact Lever-Release Clamp (Slightly Used) available for $247.50 with free shipping. Compare at $295.00 new.
 
B&H typically offers a 90-day warranty on used items. Please check the product listing above to verify.
 Monday, August 26, 2019
If you are not familiar with B&H's Payboo card, take a few minutes and get acquainted. This card provides an immediate credit in the amount of your sales tax during checkout (here is our announcement post).
 
Most (all?) states that collect sales tax (most do) require you to pay the tax yourself (use tax) when the retailer does not collect sales tax and (most) businesses honor this requirement. Today, most retailers (including B&H) are required to collect the sales tax due. With Payboo, B&H collects the tax and then provides an immediate credit for the same amount as the tax.
 
It's a big deal.
 
I bought a lens a couple of days ago and saved $72 — I'm now getting a big discount on everything I buy from B&H.
 
What is the catch? Pay the bill in full before the due date to avoid the usual high credit card interest rate.
 
Click Here to Sign Up for the B&H Payboo Card
 
Don't forget that we need your support: make sure that all of your online shopping starts with a click on our retailer links!
Category: B&H News
Post Date: 8/26/2019 8:45:37 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Free is good and Lensrentals is offering a free day with rentals that include the Labor Day holiday (Sep 2nd).
 
Use coupon code LDAY19 (one use per customer) at Lensrentals.com.
Post Date: 8/26/2019 8:23:02 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the Adorama YouTube Channel:
 
Mark Wallace explains his solutions for mounting lights, viewfinder, and microphones to his mirrorless camera. He also goes into detail on how you can customize your own rig so it's perfect just for you. Mark also explains how he uses the Tether Tools Case Relay Power System to make sure his camera, lights, and EVF never run out of power.
 
Gear Discussed
 
Post Date: 8/26/2019 6:19:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon has released an interim financial report for the period of January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019, which can be downloaded here. The reason why Canon has decided to release this interim report is detailed below:
We are pleased to provide this overview of the first half (from January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019) of our 119th Business Term.
 
The world economy in the first half of this term saw a slowdown in growth as a whole due to a deceleration in European economy and the effect of the lingering U.S.-China trade friction.
 
Under such conditions, corporate demand for office multifunction devices and laser printers stagnated, while the markets for digital cameras and inkjet printers continued to shrink. As a result, both Office Business Unit and Imaging System Business Unit experienced a decrease in sales. Sales of the Medical System Business Unit, which delivered strong sales results for computed tomography (CT) systems and other products in the Americas, increased. On the other hand, sales of the Industry and Others Business Unit, which includes semiconductor lithography equipment, decreased as customers continued to adjust their capital investment.
 
As a result of the above, on a consolidated basis, net sales for the first half of this term decreased by 10.0% year on year, while net income attributable to Canon Inc. decreased by 51.2% year on year. For the interim dividend, we decided to pay 80.00 yen per share, which is the same amount as the interim dividend for the previous term, from the perspective of ensuring stable returns to shareholders.
 
Although the business environment surrounding the Canon Group remains fluid, we will endeavor to improve our business results by further improving the competitiveness of our products and services not only in existing businesses, but also in steadily growing new businesses.
 
We look forward to our shareholders’ continued support and encouragement.
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Post Date: 8/26/2019 5:15:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For a limited time, B&H has the DJI Ronin-M 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer available for $999.00 with free shipping. Regularly $1,099.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Supports Cameras up to 8 Pounds
  • Precision of Control: ±0.02°
  • Transmitter for Remote Pan/Tilt Control
  • Tool-Less Balance Adjustment System
  • Assistant Software for iOS and Windows
  • Bluetooth Wireless Interface for Setup
  • Silent Mode for Quiet Operation
  • USB and PowerTap Power Outputs
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Photoflex StarFlash 150Ws Monolight available for $79.95 with free shipping. Regularly $263.95.
 
While this monolight may not be excessively powerful, it'll work well for many studio portrait/still life needs and, with its ultra-popular Bowens S mount and extremely low sale price, represents a great opportunity to expand one's photographic capabilities if new to off-camera lighting. Keep in mind that you will need some way to trigger this light, such as a radio trigger or another flash (set to a manual, non-TTL mode).
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Recycling Time: 1 to 2 Seconds
  • 5-Stop Power Range: Full to 1/8 Power
  • 120 VAC
  • Short Flash Duration
  • 250W Modeling Lamp, Proportionate Mode
  • Fan-Cooled
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 8/26/2019 4:46:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, August 23, 2019
B&H has the Refurbished Nikon Z 6 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 24-70mm Lens available for $1,799.00 with free shipping. Compare at $2,396.95 new.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 24.5MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 6 Image Processing Engine
  • UHD 4K30 Video; N-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
  • 273-Point Phase-Detect AF System
  • NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens
eBay (via 6ave - 99.6% Positive feedback) has the Canon EOS 5Ds DSLR Camera available for $1,305.99 with free shipping. Compare at $3,499.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore would not qualify for a manufacturer warranty.
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Post Date: 8/23/2019 5:59:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
In this video, photographer Karl Taylor enumerates the vital accessories he relies on every day for product photography.
 
Items Covered
 
Post Date: 8/23/2019 5:19:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon has released a new firmware update for its EOS RP Mirrorless Camera with the following changes: (thanks Goran Škrlec)
 
Firmware Version 1.2.0 incorporates the following enhancement and fix:
 
  • Support for the RF24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM lens has been added.
  • Corrects a phenomenon in which the top of some captured images may be dark during high-speed sync shooting with an external flash.
Download: Canon EOS RP Firmware v1.2.0
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Post Date: 8/23/2019 4:55:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through this weekend, B&H has the Watson Pro 15A High-Load 14.8V 93Wh Li-Ion Battery (Gold Mount) available for $159.00 with free shipping. Regularly $229.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Supports up to 15A/180W Constant Draw
  • 14.8V 93Wh Gold Mount Li-Ion Battery
  • 31-Minute Average Runtime at 180W
  • 5-LED Battery-Level Meter On the Side
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
 Thursday, August 22, 2019
B&H has the Genaray SpectroLED Outfit 500 Daylight LED Light available for $199.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $419.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Comes with (2) NP-F750 Batteries
  • Color Temperature: 5600K
  • 13 x 6.75 x 2.6" Panel
  • Beam Angle: 60 Degrees
  • Flicker-free 100 - 10% Dimming
A new Canon EOS R firmware – v.1.3.0 – which adds support for the RF24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM lens, has been posted to Canon UK's website.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/22/2019 6:06:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Tamron has released a teaser campaign alerting consumers of its plan to release four new mirrorless lenses. Considering the optical performance of its latest lens releases, there's good reason for mirrorless shooters to get excited about these impending announcements.
Post Date: 8/22/2019 5:22:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has a Used Really Right Stuff FH-350 Fluid Head with Flat Dovetail Base (Condition: 9) available for $1,399.95 with free shipping. Compare at $1,915.00 new.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Ultra-Smooth Sinusoidal Counterbalance
  • Infinite Adjustability for up to 10 lb
  • Proprietary Damping Grease
  • Integrated Arca-Swiss/RRS Dovetail Base
  • 3/8"-16 & Safety Pin Holes on the Bottom
  • Arca-Swiss/RRS Camera Plate Adapter
  • Safety Pin Holes
  • Pan & Tilt Damping Adjustment Wheels
  • Pan Handle Included
  • Made in USA
B&H typically offers a 90-day warranty on used items. Please check the product listing above to verify.
Through midnight tonight, B&H has the LG 34" IPS HDR WFHD Monitor available for $284.99 with free shipping. Regularly $399.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • In-Plane Switching (IPS) Technology
  • HDMI and DisplayPort Connectivity
  • 2560 x 1080 Resolution
  • 300 cd/m² Brightness
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 8/22/2019 4:49:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight, B&H has the Interfit Badger Unleashed Battery-Powered Flash Head available for $229.99 with free shipping. Regularly $349.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Li-Ion Battery: 430 Full Power Flashes
  • 9-Stop Power Range, HSS and TTL
  • Recycling at Full Power: 1.5 Second
  • Built-In 15-Channel Wireless Receiver
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Through midnight tonight, B&H has the Panasonic Eneloop CC55 Quick Charger Kit available for $34.99 with free shipping. Compare at $48.30.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Maintains a 70% Charge up to 10 Years
  • Slow Self-Discharge/2100 Charging Cycles
  • Pre-Charged and Ready-to-Use
  • Charge Any Combo of AA or AAA Batteries
  • Includes 8 Ni-MH AA and 4 AAA Batteries
  • 4 Individual LED Charge Indicator Lights
  • Quick Charging Time between 3-4 Hours
  • Universal Charger, 100-240V
  • Integrated, Retractable AC Plug
  • Automatic Shut off and Safety Protection
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 8/22/2019 4:37:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, August 21, 2019
B&H has the APC Back-UPS BN900M Battery Backup & Surge Protector available for $74.99 (using the "Clip Coupon" discount) with free expedited shipping. Regularly $102.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Output: 480W / 900 VA
  • Input: 120 VAC @ 50/60 Hz ± 3 Hz
  • 9 x Total NEMA5-15R Outlets
  • 6 x Battery Backup & Surge Outlets
Post Date: 8/21/2019 6:04:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT available for $383.99 with free shipping. Compare at $479.00 new after $100.00 instant savings.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 2.4 GHz Wireless Radio Transmission
  • Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
  • Guide Number: 197' at ISO 100 and 200mm
  • Zoom Range: 20-200mm (14mm with Panel)
  • Tilts from -7 to +90°
  • Rotates Left & Right 180°
  • 1.1-1.5x Improved Continuous Shooting
  • High-Speed, 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • Bounce Adapter & Hard Color Filters
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries
If you don't need the advanced features found in the 600EX II-RT flash, consider picking up the Refurb. Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI for only $159.99 (compare at $249.00 new).
 
Refurbished items purchased from the Canon USA Store come with a retail-matching 1-year warranty.
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Think Tank Photo Spectral 8 Camera Shoulder Bag available for $39.75 with free shipping. Regularly $99.75.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds DSLR, 1-3 Lenses, Flash
  • Padded Sleeve for a Tablet up to 8"
  • Magnetic Fidlock Clasp Flap Closure
  • Dual Side Slip-In Pockets
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 8/21/2019 5:05:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Vanguard VEO 2 204AB Aluminum Tripod with Compact Ball Head (Red, 4.4') available for $49.99 with free shipping. Regularly $99.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • Max Height: 53.1"
  • Min Height: 6.9"
  • Folded Length: 15.8"
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
 Tuesday, August 20, 2019
B&H has the Axler Portable Medium Duty Shooting Riser (4 x 4') available for $599.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $799.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Rise Above Crowds with Tripod & Camera
  • Have an Unobstructed View
  • 39" Height Elevation
  • 4 x 4' Standing Area
  • 450 lb Weight Capacity
  • Quick, Easy, Tool-Less Setup
  • Folding Legs, Support Rails, 4 Platforms
  • Leveling Foot for Uneven Surfaces
  • Carry Cases for Legs & Rails/Platforms
  • For Event Photographers & Videographers
Post Date: 8/20/2019 6:16:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Lowepro Pro Trekker 650 AW Camera and Laptop Backpack available for $249.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $399.95.
 
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
Prefer a roller case? B&H has the Lowepro PhotoStream RL 150 Roller on sale for $100.00 off.
Post Date: 8/20/2019 6:05:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Core SWX HyperCore Slim 98 2-Battery Kit with X2A Vertical Charger (Gold Mount) available for $469.00 with free shipping. Regularly $799.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 2 x HC Slim 98 Gold Mount Batteries
  • 2-Bay X2A Vertical Charger
  • Simultaneously Charge Both Batteries
  • Approximate 2.5-Hour Charge Time (1 Bay)
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Benro S8 Dual Stage Video Tripod Kit available for $379.00 with free shipping. Regularly $579.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 17.6 lb / 8 kg Maximum Capacity
  • Sliding QR Plate with Safety Lock
  • Spring-Loaded Counterbalance System
  • Stepless Adjustable Pan and Tilt Drag
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 8/20/2019 4:45:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, August 19, 2019
Just posted: Tamron 35mm f/1.4 Di USD Lens Review.
 
I expect to see this lens ending up on many short lists.
 
The Tamron 35mm f/1.4 Di USD Lens is in stock at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
Rent the Tamron 35mm f/1.4 Di USD Lens from Lensrentals.
Post Date: 8/19/2019 7:53:49 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
eBay (via 6ave - 99.6% Positive Feedback) has the Canon EOS R Mirrorless Camera available for $1,659.81 with free shipping. Compare $1,999.00 ater $300.00 instant savings.
 
You can also pick up a Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS R for only $60.19 with free shipping.
 
Want more resolution? The same seller has a Canon EOS 5Ds R listed for only $1,659.99. Compare at $3,699.00 after $200.00 instant savings.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore would not qualify for a manufacturer warranty.
Post Date: 8/19/2019 5:46:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Sigma:
 
The SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce that SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports and SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports have won EISA Awards 2019-2020.
 
SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports
 
Name of Award: EISA TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS 2019-2020
 
The SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports is a unique 10x zoom lens with a super-telephoto reach of up to 600mm. Its optical design delivers sharp images across the zoom range while ensuring maximum correction of chromatic aberration. It features an Intelligent OS system that delivers a reliable image stabilization effect of 4 stops, allowing sharp images to be obtained handheld. In addition, the Hyper Sonic Motor provides fast, accurate autofocus. The weather-resistant construction incorporates magnesium alloy, which ensures durability and enhances portability. Should you require even greater reach, the lens can be combined with one of SIGMA’s teleconverters.
 
SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports
 
Name of Award: EISA PROFESSIONAL TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS 2019-2020
 
Part of SIGMA’s Sports line of telephoto lenses, the 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports is the new flagship that meets the needs of professional photographers. The optical design provides excellent resolution from center to corners, while eliminating chromatic aberration. The large aperture ensures smooth bokeh – ideal for portrait photography. Dust- and splash-proof construction means you can use the lens in challenging conditions. SIGMA’s Hyper Sonic Motor makes autofocus fast and quiet, while the Intelligent OS system provides sharp images when using longer shutter speeds. As with all recent SIGMA lenses, many settings can be customized via the SIGMA USB DOCK.
 
B&H carries the SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports and SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports lenses, both of which currently feature enticing instant rebates.
Post Date: 8/19/2019 5:24:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Gitzo 3-Way Fluid Head available or preorder with free expedited shipping.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 28.6 lb
  • Height: 4.5"
  • Weight: 2.1 lb
  • Arca-Type Compatible
Also available for preorder - the Gitzo GT2542 Mountaineer Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod with GHF3W 3-Way Fluid Head Kit.
Category: Preorders
Post Date: 8/19/2019 5:04:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Rotolight NEO 2 LED Light available for $199.99 with free shipping. Regularly $389.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Continuous Light and Flash Modes
  • Built-In Skyport Receiver; HSS Support
  • Accu-Colour Technology: CRI 96 | TLCI 91
  • Color Temperature: 3150 to 6300K
  • Continuous Light Output: 2000 Lux at 3'
  • Flash Output: f/8 at ISO 200 at 3'
  • True Aperture Dimming; CineSFX Mode
  • Runs on 6 x AA Batteries or AC
  • Three 1/4"-20 Threads; Camera Shoe Mount
  • Filter Pack and Holder; Belt Pouch
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 8/19/2019 4:45:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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