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 Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Rarely does photographing wildlife subjects (and human ones also) at eye level not work well. Bull elk are very large animals, but when they bed down, a standing position may yield a downward camera angle. While I don't always mind a downward camera angle, it is frequently not my first choice. So, when they go down, consider taking the camera down with them. A lower position increases the likelihood of catchlights showing in the eyes.
 
It was raining lightly during much of the time I spent with this bull. There are a lot of benefits for photographing wildlife under cloudy skies, but such images typically have relatively low contrast and often respond nicely to a small contrast increase during post processing. A slight saturation increase is another adjustment that frequently helps images captured under heavy clouds.
 
There are now two openings remaining for the September elk in rut photo tour, one for each week. It's not too late for you to join a small group of passionate wildlife photographers pursuing these awesome animals and the beauty of RMNP. Photographers at all skill levels are invited to join!
 
"Bull Elk in Rut and Much More", Rocky Mountain National Park
 
  • 1 Opening: Sun, September 15 to Sat, September 21, 2019
  • 1 Opening: Sun, September 22 to Sat, September 28, 2019
  • Sign Up for September 2020
Contact me to sign up!
 
Photographers at all skill levels are also invited to join me for these tours:
 
Fall Landscape in Acadia National Park Instructional Photography Tour
 
Tue, Oct 15 through Sun, Oct 20, 2019
 
"Whitetail Buck in Rut and Much More", Shenandoah National Park
 
Sun, November 10 to Wed, November 13, 2019 and/or Wed, November 13 - Sat, November 16, 2019
 
Contact me to sign up!
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
Post Date: 8/14/2019 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the B&H Photo Video YouTube Channel:
 
Jake challenges James O'Connor, freelance Director of Photography (DP), to light an interview scene in an office conference room using only a budget lighting setup. Can he do it? Watch to find out!
 
Gear Used
 
Post Date: 8/14/2019 5:46:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Adobe:
 
Improvements to Lightroom Classic & ACR
 
Updates are available today for Lightroom Classic and Adobe Camera Raw, our two desktop-centric photography applications. These updates focus on performance and improving your workflow.
 
GPU Accelerated Editing
 
Lightroom Classic and Camera Raw
 
Lightroom Classic and Camera Raw take advantage of the more powerful graphics cards (GPUs) while editing, providing a smoother and more responsive experience. GPU acceleration is more pronounced with larger resolution monitors (4k and above) as well as with more powerful GPUs.
 
PNG export support
 
Lightroom Classic and Camera Raw
 
The PNG file format is a popular uncompressed file format often used on the web. Lightroom and Camera Raw have supported importing and opening PNG-based files for some time, and now you can export your photos as PNGs.
 
Library Module Improvements
 
Lightroom Classic
 
As part of our on-going effort to improve speed and performance in Lightroom Classic, significant improvements were made to the Library module while browsing folders.
 
Color Labels for Collections
 
Lightroom Classic
 
Color labels have long been used in Lightroom Classic as a way to quickly visualize different groups of photos and recently we made it possible to add color labels to folders. In this update, we added the ability to also add color labels to Collections. Find what you’re looking for faster by adding color labels to collections, collection sets, and smart collections.
 
Batch Merge for HDR, Panoramas, and HDR Panoramas
 
Lightroom Classic
 
Batch processing is a great way to speed up your workflow by helping you gang up processor-intensive efforts and letting your computer do the heavy lifting without having to wait for each task to be done. The August release of Lightroom Classic makes it possible to batch process HDR and panorama merges. To batch merge, first make a stack of each HDR or pano that you want to merge (make sure that you’re selecting like stacks, all HDR or all pano merges, without mixing up the two types). Then, select each stack you want to merge and select the appropriate option from the Photo > Photo Merge menu.
 
New Features Throughout the Lightroom Ecosystem
 
The August releases for Lightroom, our cloud-centric photography ecosystem, include the ability to recover deleted photos, improvements to the in-app educational tools released in May, as well as improvements to search.
 
Recover Deleted Photos
 
Lightroom for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, ChromeOS, and lightroom.adobe.com
 
Discover posts were introduced in the May 2019 release and allow you to see the edit process applied to a photo. Now you can turn those edits into a preset that you can apply to any of your photos. Tap to open a Discover post and then tap on the three-dot menu at the top-right and select Download as Preset. You’ll be able to find that new preset named after the Discover post within your preset library.
 
Improved Search Options
 
Lightroom for iOS, Android, and ChromeOS
 
Three new auto-complete search tools were added to Lightroom for iOS, Android, and ChromeOS (these tools were already available in Lightroom for Windows and Mac) making it easier than ever to find the exact photo you’re looking for. You can now search for photos shot with a specific focal length, for raw, HDR, or pano photo types, and for images that include a depth map. To use, start typing “focal length:”, “type:”, or “depth map:” and the search auto-complete will let you pick from the available options in your catalog.
 
Batch Metadata
 
Lightroom for Android and ChromeOS
 
In addition to being able to copy and paste edits to a series of photos, you can now select a range of photos and adjust the metadata of all of the selected photos. You can change the title, caption, copyright, star rating, and flag status for all selected photos at once. This functionality is being worked on for iOS and will be made available as soon as possible.
 
Adobe Camera Raw 11.4
 
The August 2019 release of Adobe Camera Raw (version 11.4) rolls out new features - enhanced GPU support to accelerate editing of images and edge-aware editing in 360-degree panoramas. This release also adds support for new cameras and lenses and fixes several issues.
 
Latest cameras added in August 2019
 
  • Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III
  • Hasselblad X1D II 50C
  • Leica V-LUX 5
  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-GX880
  • Sony A7R IV (ILCE-7RM4)*
  • Sony RX100 VII (DSC-RX100M7)*
*Denotes preliminary support
 
Latest lenses added in August 2019
 
ManufacturerLensLens mountMin ACR plug-in version requiredMin LR version requiredMin LR Classic version required
CanonCanon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USMCanon RF11.42.48.4
CanonCanon RF 28-70mm F2 L USMCanon RF11.42.48.4
CanonCanon RF 35mm F1.8 MACRO IS STMCanon RF11.42.48.4
CanonCanon RF 50mm F1.2 L USMCanon RF11.42.48.4
CanonCanon RF 85mm F1.2 L USMCanon RF11.42.48.4
NikonNikon NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8 AISNikon F11.42.48.4
SigmaSIGMA 35mm F1.2 DG DN A019Sony FE11.42.48.4
SigmaSIGMA 45mm F2.8 DG DN C019Sony FE11.42.48.4
SonySony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSSSony FE11.42.48.4
SonySony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS + 1.4X TeleconverterSony FE11.42.48.4
SonySony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS + 2X TeleconverterSony FE11.42.48.4
SonySony FE 600mm F4 GM OSSSony FE11.42.48.4
SonySony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS + 1.4X TeleconverterSony FE11.42.48.4
SonySony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS + 2X TeleconverterSony FE11.42.48.4
TamronTAMRON SP 35mm F1.4 Di USD F045Canon EF11.42.48.4
TamronTAMRON 35-150mm F2.8-4 Di VC OSD A043Canon EF11.42.48.4
TamronTAMRON SP 35mm F1.4 Di USD F045NNikon F11.42.48.4
TamronTAMRON 35-150mm F2.8-4 Di VC OSD A043NNikon F11.42.48.4
TokinaTokina FíRIN 100mm F2.8 FE AF MACROSony FE11.42.48.4
ZeissZeiss Otus 1.4/100 ZECanon EF11.42.48.4
ZeissZeiss Otus 1.4/100 ZF.2Nikon F11.42.48.4

B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 8/14/2019 5:10:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens available for $2,146.95 with free expedited shipping after $650.00 instant savings. Regularly $2,796.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Six Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Fluorite and HRI Elements
Though midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Tamrac HooDoo 18 Backpack available for $14.95 with free shipping. Regularly $79.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Designed for Hiking or Traveling
  • Holds Mirrorless / Compact DSLR & Lenses
  • Dedicated 13" Laptop Compartment
  • Upper Padded Compartment
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 8/14/2019 4:41:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Image quality, vignetting, flare, and distortion test results have been added to the Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD Lens page.
 
The results look good, especially for the price of this lens. Here are some comparisons to get you started (use your visualization skills in the comparisons showing different resolution test cameras):
 
Compared to Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS Lens
 
Compared to Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III Lens
 
Compared to Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L Lens
 
Compared to Nikon 16-35mm f/4G VR Lens
 
Compared to Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Lens
 
Compared to Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens
 
Compared to Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens
 
Compared to Tamron SP AF 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di LD IF Lens
 
Compared to Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 Lens
 
Compared to Tokina 17-35mm f/4 Lens
 
As hinted to, this is a very affordable lens. The Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD Lens is in stock at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
Rent the Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD Lens from Lensrentals.
 
Share these results with your friends!
Post Date: 8/13/2019 9:32:13 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the following available for preorder with free expedited shipping:
 
Z CAM E2-F6 Full-Frame 6K Cinema Camera
 
  • 6K @60fps & 4K @120fps max, 10-bit color
  • Full Frame CMOS sensor
  • 15 stops dynamic range
  • ZRAW supported
  • EF / PL lens mount
  • Gigabit Ethernet for data, control & live streaming
Z CAM E2-F8 Professional Full-Frame 8K Cinema Camera
 
  • 8K resolution
  • Full Frame CMOS sensor
  • Dual native ISO
  • ZRAW supported
  • EF / PL lens mount
  • Gigabit Ethernet for data, control & live streaming
Category: Preorders
Post Date: 8/13/2019 5:15:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye Lens available for $199.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $299.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Full-Circle Image
  • Wide 5.8mm Focal Length
  • Aperture Range of f/3.5-22
  • APS-C & Full Frame Compatibility
  • Close Focusing from 0.25" to Infinity
  • 185° Angle of View
  • Focus Distance & DOF Scale
  • Smooth Manual Focusing
  • Creative Flare Effect
Post Date: 8/13/2019 4:59:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the UNDFIND One Bag 10" Laptop and Camera Bag (Baroque, Canvas) available for $24.99 with free shipping. Regularly $109.99.
 
Inclued Free: UNDFIND FishBomb Lens Filter and Accessory Case ($12.95 value)
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds DSLR, 3 Lenses, Accessories
  • Holds 10" Tablet/Notebook
  • Padded Insert with Adjustable Dividers
  • Accessory Pockets on Cover
  • Accessory Straps for Extra Pouches
  • Full Length Zipper on Top of Bag
  • Touch Fastened Bottom Tripod Mount
  • Shoulder Strap / Trolley Sleeve
  • Includes Separate Rain Jacket
  • Canvas Cover / Neoprene Bag
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 8/13/2019 4:55:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Vello LENS-2020 Lens Calibration Tool available for $24.99 with free shipping. Compare at $35.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Test Camera's Auto Focus Accuracy
  • AF Fine Tune or AF Micro Adjustment
  • Fix Front- or Back-Focusing Issues
  • Includes a Gray Card for White Balancing
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 8/13/2019 4:49:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Rhino Camera Gear Basic Slider Bundle available for $439.95 with free shipping. Compare at $639.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Rhino Slider EVO Carbon
  • Belt-Driven Sliding System
  • 24" Carbon Fiber Rails
  • 15 lb Load Capacity
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 8/13/2019 4:44:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, August 12, 2019
Use coupon code UGET20 (one use per customer) at LensRentals.com to save 20% on orders arriving by 8/23/2019.
 
Lensrentals says "YOU ALL GET A DEAL! We're channeling our inner daytime talk host and offering 20% off your next order!"
 
This is a great time to try out that camera or lens you've had your eye on.
Post Date: 8/12/2019 6:58:15 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Just posted: Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD Lens Review
 
Check out how this new lens featuring a unique focal length range performs! Share the review with your friends.
 
The Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD Lens is in stock at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
Rent the Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD Lens from Lensrentals.
Post Date: 8/12/2019 7:31:50 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From RODE:
 
Lavalier GO is a professional-grade wearable microphone designed for use in a wide range of applications. The 3.5mm TRS connector is designed to pair perfectly with the RØDE Wireless GO and most recording devices with a 3.5mm TRS microphone input.
 
Lavalier GO is designed to perform excellently in any broadcast application. Featuring a discreet 4.5mm omnidirectional microphone, it delivers crystal clear audio in all environments and is incredibly forgiving when it comes to placement on talent, allowing for greater flexibility in fast-paced situations.
 

A foam pop shield is supplied to minimise wind noise and vocal plosives (hard ‘b’, ‘t’ and ‘p’ sounds), as well as a durable mounting clip with in-built cable management for quick and easy rigging. It also features a hard-wearing Kevlar reinforced cable, designed to withstand the rigours of any shoot.
 
Key Features
 
  • Broadcast-grade lavalier microphone with 3.5mm TRS jack.
  • High-quality omnidirectional condenser capsule.
  • Durable, hard-wearing Kevlar reinforced cable.
  • Optimised for use with the RØDE Wireless GO.
  • Includes pop shield, mounting clip, and carry pouch.
B&H carries the Rode Lavalier GO Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone and Rode Wireless GO Compact Wireless Microphone System.
Category: Rode News
Post Date: 8/12/2019 5:36:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Amazon has a selection of 24" - 34" LG Monitors nicely discounted today. If you've been looking to upgrade your current monitor or simply add another monitor to your desktop, now would be a great time to do so.
Post Date: 8/12/2019 5:25:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the f64 YouTube Channel:
 
Have you ever returned from a shooting location to find you had what could have been a good composition if you would have moved about 4 feet to the left or right? I know I have. It has happened to me more than once. I have good news for you. Photoshop has this Content-Aware Fill tool that can work wonders on situations just like this! You may have already seen the content-aware fill tool and used it many times. The technology behind the tool is in many other assets within Photoshop like the Clone Stamp Tool, the Content-Aware Move Tool, and the Patch Tool (to name a few). While I am sure the technology is sophisticated, it is effortless to use.
 
In this example, I use Content-Aware Fill to patch an area of the composition that never existed. Yep, I moved the image to the right, and that empty white space was filled in with grass, clouds, and even a finished road path. But how? Photoshop’s Content-Aware Fill uses data from around the image to replace the white space. It is similar to the healing brush or even the dust removal tool in Lightroom. It assesses the environment it is replacing and looks for pixel data that is similar to it.
 
Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it can be if you understand that you will also need a bit of help fixing the areas it replaces. In today’s tutorial, I will show you how I use this technique to fix poor compositions and show you how to use the Clone Stamp Tool to repair the wonky-bits.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 8/12/2019 5:08:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has a Used Really Right Stuff TVC-24 Mk2 Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Condition: 10) available for $803.95 with free shipping. Compare at $1,005.00 new.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 40 lb
  • Max Height: 49.4"
  • Min Height: 3.4"
  • Folded Length: 19.1"
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 Atomos Ninja Inferno 7" 4K HDMI Recording Monitor available for $599.00 with free shipping. Regularly $799.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 1920 x 1200 Touchscreen Display
  • 10-Bit FRC Monitor Processing
  • 4K HDMI Input
  • 1500 cd/m² Brightness
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
 Friday, August 9, 2019
Image quality, vignetting, flare, and distortion test results have been added to the Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD Lens page.
 
I think you will be impressed, especially for the price. Here are some comparisons.
 
Use your discernment when viewing comparisons captured with different resolution cameras.
 
Tamron 35mm f/1.4 Di USD compared to Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
 
Tamron 35mm f/1.4 Di USD compared to Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens
 
Tamron 35mm f/1.4 Di USD compared to Nikon 35mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens
 
Tamron 35mm f/1.4 Di USD compared to Rokinon (Samyang) 35mm f/1.4 US UMC Lens
 
Tamron 35mm f/1.4 Di USD compared to Tamron 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens
 
 
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: 8/9/2019 7:40:54 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the Phlearn YouTube Channel:
 
Today we're joined by Aaron's mom as he teaches her how to edit childhood photos in Photoshop! Learn how to make some quick and easy photo fixes like cropping, removing distractions, removing red eye, and recreating film noise. You'll also learn a little bit about Aaron and his family along the way!
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 8/9/2019 5:49:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the B&H YouTube Channel:
 
Are you just getting started in the world of audio recording? Today we're going to help you translate some of the words and phrases you may come across when recording and editing. AB takes you through some of the most common lingo and gives you some tips for getting started in audio recording and editing. Are there other words or phrases you've come across that you need help with? Let us know in the comments.
Post Date: 8/9/2019 5:31:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Have you ever wanted to get the small tripod featured throughout this site's reviews? Here's your chance to save a bundle while adding the RRS TP-243 to your kit.
 
B&H has a Really Right Stuff Ground-Level Tripod (Slightly Used) available for $259.95 with free shipping. Compare at $395.00 new.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 50 lb
  • Maximum Height: 17.7"
  • Minimum Height: 1.9"
  • Folded Length: 12.4"
B&H typically offers a 90-day warranty on used items. Please check the product listing above to verify.
Through this weekend, B&H has the Elvid OptiView 250 3.2" LCD Viewfinder available for $59.95 with free shipping. Regularly $99.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Fits Most 3.0" & 3.2" LCD Screens
  • Compatible with 3:2 & 4:3 Aspect Ratios
  • Magnifies Display by 300%
  • Blocks Light from Hitting Screen
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 8/9/2019 4:55:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through this weekend, B&H has the ikan 14.8V 95Wh 6.6A Lithium-Ion Battery (Gold Mount) available for $139.99 with free shipping. Regularly $239.99.
 
The Anton Bauer Mount version of this battery is also reduced.
 
  • LCD Display with Runtime Information
  • D-Tap for Accessories and Charging
  • 6.6A Maximum Load
  • 3 to 4-Hour Charge Time
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 8/9/2019 4:44:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 8, 2019

 
In this video, photographer Daniel Norton demonstrates how to use a ring light as a fill light for portraits. We covered the same concept a few years ago in this article.
 
B&H carries ring lights and ring light adapters.
Post Date: 8/8/2019 5:39:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has a Used Really Right Stuff BH-30 Ball Head without Clamp (Condition: 9+) available for $163.50 with free shipping. Compare at $210.00 new.
 
Pair this with the Really Right Stuff B2-40-LR Lever-Release Clamp with 1/4"-20 Screw (or any clamp with a 1/4"-20 fitting) and you're good to go.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • lb Load Capacity
  • x Height: 2.9"
  • nning Base with Engraved Degree Marks
  • se Diameter 1.6", Ball Diameter 1.2"
B&H typically offers a 90-day warranty on used items. Please check the product listing above to verify.
Nikon has released its 1Q financial results for the fiscal year ending March 2020.
 
Nikon 1Q of the Year Ending March 2020 Financial Results
 
From the presentation notes:
 
FY2020/3 Q1 Actual
 
  • Revenue and Operating profit dropped ¥24.0B and ¥9.7B, respectively, YoY due to sales volume reduction in entry/mid DSLR cameras and FPD lithography systems, etc.
  • Q1 OP resulted in ¥9.3B, 51% down YoY, yet proceeding accordingly to the full-year forecast.
  • Buy-back of 6,667,200 shares was conducted at approx. ¥10.0B from May 10 to June 20, 2019, which accounts for approx. 1.7% of the outstanding shares.
Q1 YoY Change:
 
  • The unit sales of the high-end full-frame camera increased mainly in Europe and US thanks to a growth in sales of ML camera. However, revenue dropped, impacted largely by the reduced sales of entry/mid DSLR cameras in Asia including China.
  • In addition to the sales impact above, the initial development cost for new ML camera lenses suppressed the profit.
The operating profit for Nikon's Imaging Business fell 15% year-over-year.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/8/2019 5:06:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Amazon has the TP-Link Archer A7 AC1750 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router available for $57.99 with free shipping. Regularly $79.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Wireless internet router works with Alexa, compatible with all Wi Fi devices, 802. 11AC and older
  • Dual band router upgrades to 1750 Mbps high speed internet(450mbps for 2. 4GHz + 1300Mbps for 5GHz), reducing buffering and ideal for 4K streaming Comparable to the router NETGEAR R6700
  • 3 external antennas for long range Wi Fi
  • Gigabit Router with 4 Gigabit LAN ports, fast access to multiple connected wired devices, Ideal as a gaming router
  • Integrated USB port acts as a media server, easily share your USB drive content
  • TP Link tether app easily set up and remotely manage your home network
  • Industry leading 2 year and free 24/7 technical support
Post Date: 8/8/2019 4:51:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release available for $29.95 with free shipping. Regularly $59.95.
 
Versions for the following camera systems have been reduced:
 
  • Canon
  • Nikon
  • Sony
  • Panasonic/Olympus
Product Highlights
 
  • Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • Range: 320'
  • Channels: 16
  • Built-In Antenna
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 8/8/2019 4:42:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, August 7, 2019
From Tamron:
 
Notice about Canon EOS R and EOS RP compatibility
 
Dear users and potential purchasers of Tamron interchangeable lenses.
 
Thank you for using Tamron products and for your continuous support.
 
We would like to announce that we have clarified compatibility of following Tamron Di & Di II lenses on Canon EOS R and EOS RP with Canon "Mount Adapter EF-EOS R".
 
Planned to be released (F/W release dates will be announced once they are decided.)
 
  • SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012) for Canon (*)
  • SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009) for Canon (*)
  • SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A005) for Canon (*)
  • SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A030) for Canon (*)
  • SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD MACRO (Model F004) for Canon (*)
Compatible as they are
 
  • SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007) for Canon (*)
F/W readily available (Updating to the latest version confirms compatibilty.)
 
  • 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD (Model B023) for Canon
  • SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A041) for Canon
  • 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037) for Canon
  • 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028) for Canon
  • SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A032) for Canon
  • SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) for Canon
  • SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013) for Canon
  • SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A025) for Canon
  • 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD (Model A034) for Canon
  • SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016) for Canon
  • SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F017) for Canon
  • 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035) for Canon
  • SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022) for Canon
  • SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011) for Canon(*)
Operational only in MF (No plan for new F/W.)
 
  • SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR DiLD Aspherical [IF] MACRO(Model A09) for Canon(*)
(*) Not supported in TAP-in Console.
 
Note:
 
  1. All Canon-mount models released after in May, 2019 are compatible with EOS R and EOS RP.
  2. F/W updates can be performed using Tamrons TAP-in Console (sold seperately) or by visiting your local Tamron Service Center.


Notice about Nikon Z6 and Z7 compatibility
 
Dear users and potential purchasers of Tamron interchangeable lenses.
 
Thank you for using Tamron products and for your continuous support.
 
We would like to announce that we have clarified compatibility of following Tamron Di & Di II lenses on Nikon Z6 & Z7 with "Nikon mount adapter FTZ".
 
New F/W update coming soon
 
To be released on 7 August, 2019 (Click here for the updating process.)
 
  • SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) for Nikon
Planned to release in September, 2019 (Exact date will be announced once they are decided.)
 
  • 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD (Model A034) for Nikon
  • SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016) for Nikon
  • 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035) for Nikon
Planned to be released (Release dates will be announced once they are decided.)
 
  • 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD (Model B023) for Nikon
  • SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012) for Nikon (*)
  • SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013) for Nikon
  • SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A030) for Nikon (*)
  • SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F017) for Nikon
  • SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011) for Nikon (*)
F/W readily available (Updating to the latest version confirms compatibilty.)
 
  • SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A041) for Nikon
  • 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037) for Nikon
  • 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028) for Nikon
  • SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A032) for Nikon
  • SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A025) for Nikon
  • SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022) for Nikon
Operational only in MF (No plan for new F/W.)
 
  • SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO (Model A09) for Nikon (*)
  • SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007) for Nikon (*)
  • SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009) for Nikon (*)
  • SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 (Model 272E) for Nikon (*)
(*) Not supported in TAP-in Console.
 
Note:
 
  1. All Nikon-mount models released after in May, 2019 are compatible with Nikon Z6 and Z7.
  2. F/W updates can be performed using Tamrons TAP-in Console (sold seperately) or by visiting your local Tamron Service Center.
Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 8/7/2019 6:04:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
In this video, the film crew at B&H gives us a quick overview - including the ineresting origins - of film set lingo.
Post Date: 8/7/2019 5:53:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Aputure Amaran AL-528C Bi-Color LED Flood Light available for $99.00 with free shipping. Regularly $169.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 9.37 x 7.48 x 1.26" Panel
  • Flood 75° Beam Angle
  • 3200-5500K Variable Color
  • Full 0-100% Dimming, CRI: 95+
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Peak Design CaptureLENS for Canon / Nikon / Sony available for $39.95 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: 8/7/2019 5:32:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens for Canon available for $469.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $969.00.
 
The Nikon version is also reduced.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two SLD Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
Post Date: 8/7/2019 5:15:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, August 6, 2019
B&H has a Used Really Right Stuff TQC-14 Series 1 Mk2 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Condition: 9+) available for $780.00 with free shipping. Compare at $935.00 new.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 25 lb
  • Max Height: 58.5"
  • Max Height with Column Retracted: 47.6"
  • Min Height: 3.3"
B&H typically offers a 90-day warranty on used items. Please check the product listing above to verify.
From Nikon:
 
Changes from Firmware Version 1.0 to 1.1
 
Fixed the following issues:
 
  • Tapping particular areas of the display when attempting to select certain items in the Fn menu would cause the camera to stop responding.
  • Tapping to the right of 6400 when attempting to select a value for ISO sensitivity in the Fn menu would result in the camera exiting to a menu one level higher.
  • Photographs taken under certain lighting with Auto (normal) or Auto (warm lighting) selected for White balance would have a bluish cast.
  • In Continuous H, Continuous M, and Continuous L release modes, frame advance rates would slow as shutter speeds became faster.
  • The camera would sometimes stop responding during burst photography when RAW was selected for Image quality.
  • The camera would sometimes stop responding during playback of photographs taken during burst photography with RAW selected for Image quality.
  • Audio for movies filmed under certain conditions would sometimes break up.
  • Location data downloaded via SnapBridge would sometimes not be recorded with pictures.
Download: Nikon COOLPIX A1000 Firmware v.1.1
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/6/2019 5:20:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the CBP-C1 Compact Battery Pack for Select Canon & Bolt VX Series Flashes available for $39.95 with free shipping. Regularly $69.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Extends Portable Flash Capacity
  • Up to 595 Flashes Per Charge
  • Fast Recycle Times Up to 1.24 Sec
  • Thermal Switch Prevents Overheating
The Nikon version of this battery pack is also reduced.
B&H has the Lowepro Whistler Backpack 450 AW II available for $329.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $419.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds DSLR and 10 Lenses
  • Padded Touch-Fastened Interior Dividers
  • Dedicated, Padded 15" Laptop Pocket
  • Padded Inserts for Drone Kits
Note: The Lowepro Whistler Backpack 350 AW II is also discounted.
Post Date: 8/6/2019 4:57:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Tascam TH-07 High-Definition Monitor Headphones available for $49.99 with free shipping. Regularly $99.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 50mm Drivers
  • Over-Ear, Closed-Back Design
  • Accurate Bass Response
  • Includes Coiled and Straight Cables
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019 & Premiere Elements 2019 available for $89.99. A free $10 B&H gift card is included. Regularly $149.99.
 Monday, August 5, 2019

 
From the Phlearn YouTube Channel:
 
Today we show you how to quickly outline any text in Photoshop! Learn how to use the Type Tool and Layer Styles to create your own custom graphics and advertisements.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 8/5/2019 6:08:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has a Used Really Right Stuff TVC-32G Versa Series 3 Ground Carbon Fiber Tripod (Condition: 10) available for $369.95 with free shipping. Compare at $500.00 new for the Mk2 version.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 50 lb
  • Max Height: 13.7"
  • Min Height: 2.9"
  • Folded Length: 10.1"
  • Leg Sections: 2
  • Weight: 2.5 lb
  • Twist Locks
  • Bubble Level, Rubber Ball Feet
  • Ratcheting Angle Stops
  • Made in the USA
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 Aputure VS-2 FineHD 7" Field Monitor available for $129.00 with free shipping. Regularly $229.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 7" 1920 x 1200 LCD
  • HDMI, Component, Composite
  • Supports up to UHD 30 with Firmware 2.4
  • 450 Nit Brightness/1200:1 Contrast Ratio
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 8/5/2019 5:51:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has several WD Hard Drives on sale through the end of today. See below for details.
 
WD Deals
 
ItemReg. PriceSale Price
WD 1TB My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Gold)$69.99$44.99
WD 2TB My Passport USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive (Gold)$89.99$59.99
WD 3TB Elements USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive$99.99$59.99
WD 8TB Ultrastar 7200 rpm SATA 3.5" Internal Data Center HDD$249.99$209.99
WD 14TB Ultrastar 7200 rpm SATA 3.5" Internal Data Center HDD$469.99$399.99
Post Date: 8/5/2019 5:47:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, August 2, 2019
B&H has the Profoto B2 250 Air TTL Location Kit available for $995.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $2,095.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 1 x B2 250Ws AirTTL Battery Pack
  • 2 x Li-Ion Batteries
  • 2 x B2 Off-Camera Heads
  • 1 x Battery Charger
Post Date: 8/2/2019 6:51:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
TTL (Through-the-Lens) makes shooting a breeze. Point the camera at your subject, set the exposure values in-camera and the amount of light hitting your subject is dynamically determined by a pre-flash emitted by your TTL-enabled light before each shot. Unfortunately, using TTL has notable drawbacks, as illustrated in the video above.
 
When shooting in a studio or under very controlled conditions, using manual flash settings will ensure consistent exposures throughout the session. Alternately, when shooting under circumstances with quickly changing ambient light and/or subject-to-flash distances, the benefits of TTL will be very much appreciated. [Sean]
 
Gear Used in the Video
 
Post Date: 8/2/2019 6:27:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable USB 3.1 Type-C External SSD available for $269.99 with free shipping. Regularly $549.99.
 
The 1TB version of this portable SSD drive is also on sale.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 2TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.1 Type-C Interface
  • Up to 550 MB/s Read Speeds
  • Bus Powered
Post Date: 8/2/2019 6:10:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Nikon USA YouTube Channel:
 
Up next in the Performers Series, Joe McNally goes behind-the-scenes with Las Vegas showgirl Joli Irvine to document all the glamour on stage and organized chaos backstage. “There’s a lot of performance experience that I’m photographing here on stage. That’s what I’m trying to capture – the feeling and glamour of the stage; the performer right before the lights go up and the crowd starts cheering.” From photographing low-light moments to stunning portraits, Joe utilized the #mirrorless #Z7 high resolution 45.7MP sensor to capture the fine details.
 
Gear used:
 
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/2/2019 5:48:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 1, 2019
My favorite camera mode is manual mode. But, when lighting conditions are changing rapidly, it is often helpful to get the camera involved in the decision-making process via auto exposure. When using auto exposure, most often I'm still using manual mode, but with auto ISO being selected.
 
In auto exposure modes, the camera must be able to guess the proper exposure, or close enough that the result can be adjusted to perfection during post-processing without detriment to image quality (increased noise for example). When photographing deer, a subject rather neutral in relative brightness, in their natural environment, the camera often gets the auto exposure right. Wildlife photography is usually very challenging, involving unpredictable action and fast camera work, and having the camera take care of the exposure can make the difference between getting a great shot and getting nothing. With the exposure being determined by the camera, I can focus on getting the shot.
 
When the camera can guess the exposure with good accuracy and auto ISO in manual mode is being used, the shutter speed alone can be rapidly changed as needed to produce a sharp image. For example, if an animal that has been in fast motion (requiring a fast shutter speed) pauses and stares at something while motionless, a quick roll of the top dial can increase the exposure times to allow lower ISO settings be taken advantage of.
 
One thing I need to focus on is not getting too close to my wildlife subjects. While getting close enough to wildlife is a common challenge, being over-successful, getting too close, can sometimes be an issue. Wildlife subjects often need some space around them in the frame, some breathing room. Getting closer means a stronger background blur, but in this case, it meant not enough breathing room around the mule deer buck. Fortunately, Photoshop helped me increase the canvas size, adding some background to the perimeter of this image.
 
Another teaching point illustrated here is the catchlight in the buck's eye. In practically all images containing an eye, catchlights will add positively to the result, giving sparkle and life to the subject. Catchlights can be created with flash lighting, but when photographing wildlife, the sun, or at least the bright sky, is my favorite catchlight source as it usually provides the most natural appearance.
 
For catchlights to happen, something bright, often the sun/sky, must be able to reflect in the subject's eye. Think about the animal's rounded eye reflecting such and the camera angle needed for that to happen. The subject's head position can make a difference with a raised head increasing the chances for catchlight reflections. Your position can also make a difference. The lower your position relative to the subject, the more likely you are to get catchlights reflecting the light source. When the sun is the catchlight source, the lower the sun, the better the odds are that it will reflect in the eyes. The more exposed the sky is, the better the likelihood of a reflection.
 
In this example, I had a catchlight. However, with just a slight amount of the sky reflecting in the top of the deer's eye, it was a weak one. Using an exposure adjustment layer in Photoshop, I added a mask that was entirely black (not affecting the image) except for the little catchlight and then slid the exposure adjustment slider slightly to the right to increase the brightness, affecting only the catchlight. This tiny adjustment made a noticeable difference in the final result.
 
I'm always looking for an entertaining or at least unusual behavior to capture in wildlife images. This buck's large rack added points to the entertainment factor, but its behavior was rather boring — it was mostly feeding. While smelling the small plant is not dramatic behavior, it does speak to this animal's keen sense of smell and its ability to communicate in this way. The huge rock behind the buck provided an out-of-the-norm background for the image and the position of the antlers allowed all of the points to be seen. Thus, this image was my pick from this session.
 
A reminder: there is only one opening remaining for the September elk in rut photo tour in Rocky Mountain National Park. While elk are our primary subject, we'll be opportunistic, taking advantage of other wildlife that avails itself as illustrated here.
 
Consider joining a small group of passionate wildlife photographers pursuing these awesome animals. Photographers of all skill levels are invited to join!
 
"Bull Elk in Rut and Much More", Rocky Mountain National Park
 
  • 1 Opening: Sun, September 15 to Sat, September 21, 2019
  • Filled/Wait List: Sun, September 22 to Sat, September 28, 2019
  • Sign Up for September 2020
Contact me to sign up!
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
Post Date: 8/1/2019 7:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the Tamron YouTube channel:
 
Tamron is a global manufacturer of optical equipment that offers premium-quality products, Interchangeable lenses for 35mm / Digital SLR camera, Interchangeable lenses for Non-Reflex type camera, Surveillance camera lenses, FA and Machine vision lenses, Camcorder lenses, and Drone lenses and others for many different industries.
 
B&H carries Tamron lenses.
Post Date: 8/1/2019 6:01:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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