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 Monday, January 21, 2019
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Rotolight NEO 2 LED Light available for $269.99 with free shipping. Regularly $399.99.
 
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: 1/21/2019 6:05:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, January 20, 2019
The fast frame rate of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II caught this high-stepping fawn with a couple of leg joints high in the air, making the already adorable animal look even cuter.
 
Joining me in Shenandoah National Park this spring? Learn more here.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
350mm  f/5.6  1/1000s
ISO 640
5203 x 3469px
Post Date: 1/20/2019 7:30:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Vello Quickshot Rotating Flash Bracket available for $24.95 with free shipping. Regularly $44.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Smoothly Rotates Flash 90 Degrees
  • Eliminates Red-Eye & Side Shadows
  • Compact Form Factor
  • Compatible with Most Cameras & Flashes
  • Adjustable Height Bracket Arm
  • Adjustable Cold Shoe
  • Anti-Twist Plate Keeps Camera Secure
  • Bottom 1/4"-20 Mount for Using Tripod
  • Sturdy Lightweight Metal Construction
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 1/20/2019 8:25:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, January 19, 2019
In addition to the Image quality test results shared recently, image quality results from the 7D Mark II, vignetting, flare and distortion test results along with specs and measurements are now available on the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens page.
 
The specs and measurements comparison between the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens and the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens reveals the big deal for this upgrade. The weight difference is huge. Even more impressive is the comparison between the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens and the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS I USM Lens.
 
The Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens is in stock at B&H and available for preorder at Amazon | Adorama | WEX.
 
Rent the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens from Lensrentals.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/19/2019 9:25:23 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, January 18, 2019
For as long as I can remember, Canon's super telephoto lenses came in a rigid lens trunk. These shaped, lockable trunks were very protective and were good for storage, stacking and shipping purposes. However, these trunks were expensive, often far oversized, could not hold a camera body, were not especially comfortable to shoulder carry and rarely left my studio.
 
Upon opening the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens box, I found a surprise. New with the version III telephoto lenses is a sling-style (single strap) shoulder case, the Canon LS400 Soft Lens Case, replacing the trunk.
 
This nylon case looks great, is relatively compact and light, is well-padded, is easy to use with smooth-functioning zippers and large pulls, and has a round molded-plastic bottom that keeps it upright on a flat surface. A thin 7" (178mm) tall by 5" (127mm) wide zippered pocket and two strap attachment points are provided on both sides of the case. The shoulder strap is padded and strong, and breathable padding is provided on the case side of the strap, adding to the shoulder-carrying comfort. The convenient hand strap on top is also strong with breathable-padding. Four hook-and-loop-adjustable pads are provided for interior use.
 
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens Case Pads

 
My first impressions were good and upon first looking into the case, I got a little extra excited – it was over-sized at the top and it appeared that a mounted DSLR might fit. Unfortunately, that excitement was short lived – the case is not quite big enough at the top to hold even a non-gripped DSLR.
 
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens Case Open

 
Leaving the extra 2" (50mm) of vertical space at the top of the case for an extender to be mounted makes some sense, but for that purpose, the case could have been made less broad at the top for more compact design, though perhaps not as aesthetically pleasing. Making the case shorter seems more logical to me. Of course, the extra 2" on top would make this case accommodate larger lenses. The Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM Lens was announced at the same time as the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens, but it is too long to fit in this case. Perhaps an upcoming Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS III Lens will share this case?
 
Making the case large enough for a mounted DSLR to fit would have been my preference. The additional cost would have been very little (especially relative to the cost of the lens) and the utility of the case would have been greatly increased.
 
For those who love the trunk style case, Canon has you covered. The Canon 400E Lens Case is available. Brace yourself before looking at the price. And, take good care of your LS400, because it also has a very big price tag.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/18/2019 11:15:25 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
On the evening of January 20 (Sunday night), North/South America, Greenland and Iceland will be treated to a total lunar eclipse – or blood moon – with the full moon at perigee (supermoon).
 
At this point, the full moon will appear about 14% larger and 30% brighter than when it is at its farthest distance from earth (full moon at apogee, a.k.a. micromoon). Want more information and tips for photographing a lunar eclipse? B&H has you covered.
 
Here are the details for a couple of cities on the east coast and west coast (from timeanddate.com):
 
New York City, New York, USA
Duration:5 hours, 11 minutes, 33 seconds
Duration of totality:1 hour, 1 minute, 58 seconds
Penumbral begins:Jan 20, 2019 at 9:36:29 pm
Partial begins:Jan 20, 2019 at 10:33:54 pm
Full begins:Jan 20, 2019 at 11:41:17 pm
Maximum:Jan 21, 2019 at 12:12:14 am
Full ends:Jan 21, 2019 at 12:43:15 am
Partial ends:Jan 21, 2019 at 1:50:39 am
Penumbral ends:Jan 21, 2019 at 2:48:02 am

San Francisco, California, USA
Duration:5 hours, 11 minutes, 33 seconds
Duration of totality:1 hour, 1 minute, 58 seconds
Penumbral begins:Jan 20, 2019 at 6:36:29 pm
Partial begins:Jan 20, 2019 at 7:33:54 pm
Full begins:Jan 20, 2019 at 8:41:17 pm
Maximum:Jan 20, 2019 at 9:12:14 pm
Full ends:Jan 20, 2019 at 9:43:15 pm
Partial ends:Jan 20, 2019 at 10:50:39 pm
Penumbral ends:Jan 20, 2019 at 11:48:02 pm

Category: Eclipse News
Post Date: 1/18/2019 6:28:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has an assortment of used Really Right Stuff ball heads in stock with free shipping.
 
Used Really Right Stuff Ball Head Inventory
 
Model (Condition)Used PriceNew Price
Really Right Stuff BH-40 with Full-Size Screw-Knob Clamp (9)$279.95$380.00
Really Right Stuff BH-30 with Full-Size Lever-Release Clamp (9)$260.00$310.00
Really Right Stuff BH-30 with Compact Lever-Release Clamp (8+)$235.95$295.00
Post Date: 1/18/2019 5:48:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the FotoPro X-Go Max 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Built-In Monopod available for $169.00 with free shipping. Regularly $269.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Material:Carbon Fiber
  • Sections: 4 Sections
  • Minimum Height: 18.38" (466.85mm)
  • Maximum Height: 67.63" (1717.81mm)
  • Folded Collapsed: 18.7" (474.98mm)
  • Diameter: 28mm (1.10")
  • Ball Depth: 36mm (1.42")
  • Weight: 1.82kg (4.01 lbs)
  • Maximum Load: 12kg (26.46 lbs)
Through this weekend, B&H has the Senal UB-440 Professional USB Microphone available for $69.99 with free shipping. Regularly $129.99.
 
This would be a very good mic for voice-over work or podcasting. Don't forget to get a pop filter for best results.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Cardioid Condenser Element
  • 16-Bit/48 kHz Recording Resolution
  • Integrated Preamp with Variable Gain
  • Headphone Monitor Out with Gain Control
  • Selectable 10 dB Pad
  • Selectable High-Pass Filter at 80 Hz
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac & iOS
  • Includes Stand, Mount & USB Cable
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 1/18/2019 5:21:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, January 17, 2019
B&H has the Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens available for preorder in Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E and Sigma SA mounts.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Two FLD Elements, Three SLD Elements
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Weather-Sealed, Protective Front Coating
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock
Category: Preorders
Post Date: 1/17/2019 3:07:52 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Sony Alpha a6400 is available for preorder at B&H, Adorama and Amazon US.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Real-Time Eye AF & Real-Time Tracking
  • XGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 3.0" 921.6k-Dot 180° Tilting Touchscreen
  • Internal UHD 4K Video, S-Log3, and HLG
  • S&Q Motion in Full HD from 1-120 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • 425 Phase- & Contrast-Detect AF Points
  • Up to 11 fps Shooting and ISO 102,400
Posted to: Sony News
Category: Preorders
Post Date: 1/17/2019 12:49:56 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the SanDisk 64GB Extreme PLUS UHS-I SDXC Memory Card available for $34.99 with free shipping. Regularly $56.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 64GB Storage Capacity
  • UHS-I / V30 / U3 / Class 10
  • Max Read Speed: 90 MB/s
  • Max Write Speed: 60 MB/s
  • Min Write Speed: 30 MB/s
  • Records Full HD, 3D, and 4K Video
  • Water / Shock / X-Ray Proof
  • Built-in Write-Protect Switch
  • Advanced Error Correction Code
  • Downloadable RescuePRO Recovery Software

 
From the PHLEARN YouTube channel:
 
Today Aaron breaks down how to help any set of eyes look their absolute best in Photoshop. Learn to sculpt the highlights and shadows using Curves, enhance and change colors with Solid Color Fill Layers, and apply professional sharpening with Unsharp Mask.
 
Download the Sample Image here.
Post Date: 1/17/2019 7:26:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has a Used Really Right Stuff BH-40 Ball Head with Compact Lever-Release Clamp (Condition: 9) available for $300.00 with free shipping. Compare at $405.00 new.
 
Product Highlights
  • 18 lb Load Capacity
  • Max Height: 3.1"
  • 90-Degree Notch for Portrait Orientation
  • Separate Tension Control Knob
  • Panning Base with Engraved Degree Marks
  • Base Diameter 2.1", Ball Diameter 1.6"
  • Weight: 15.7 oz
  • Accepts Optional Arca-Type Plates
B&H typically offers a 90-day warranty on used items. Please check the product listing above to verify.
From Nikon:
 
Nikon COOLPIX B600
 
A versatile camera that covers wide-angle to super-telephoto shooting for imaging experiences simply not possible with a smartphone
 
January 17, 2019, TOKYO – Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce the release of the COOLPIX B600, a compact digital camera equipped with a high-performance 60x optical zoom NIKKOR lens.
 
The COOLPIX B600 employs a 60x optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers a range of equivalent focal lengths beginning at wide-angle 24 mm*1 and ending at super-telephoto 1440 mm*1 (Dynamic Fine Zoom further expands the zoom ratio to 120x*2), making it possible for users to enjoy super-telephoto photography without compromising sharp and clear resolution.
 
The camera has an effective pixel count of 16.0 megapixels and supports a maximum sensitivity of ISO 6400. Its combination of backside illumination CMOS sensor and EXPEED high-performance image-processing engine captures superior still and video quality, even at high sensitivities. The COOLPIX B600 is also equipped with a variety of functions that enable a diverse power of expression, including 19 scene modes, as well as a Creative mode that offers a total of 36 different effects.
 
The camera also features functions that make it easier to use as a high-power zoom model and ensure increased operability, such as a Snap-back zoom button and Side zoom control, as well as a shooting mode dial that enables immediate switching between frequently used shooting modes. It is also SnapBridge compatible, so high-quality images can be automatically downloaded to a smart device*3 for easy sharing.
 
*1 Equivalent focal length in 35mm [135] format.
*2 At the maximum image size.
The maximum zoom ratio varies by image size. Dynamic Fine Zoom refers to the area in which the camera can zoom while maintaining resolution from the maximum zoom position, and is the combined ratio of optical zoom from the maximum wide-angle position and digital zoom. *3 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices to which the SnapBridge app has been installed can be used. The SnapBridge app can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store and Google Play. See Nikon's website for further information.

 
Primary features
 
  • A compact body equipped with a 60x optical zoom lens that covers a wide range of focal lengths from wide-angle to super-telephoto
  • Superior image quality that enables recording of beautiful stills and movies
  • Diverse power of expression that is easy to achieve
  • Superior operability that pursues user friendliness as a high-power zoom model
  • SnapBridge support for automatic transfer of photos captured with the camera to a smart device
  • Additional features
    • A mode dial that allows users to easily apply one of the ten most frequently used shooting modes by simply rotating the dial to the appropriate icon
    • A Pre-focus function that is effective with zooming and shooting in dark or dimly lit surroundings due to the camera always focusing automatically
    • Target finding AF, where the user simply points the camera at the intended subject and the camera automatically predicts and focuses on it
    • Recording of 1080/60i (50i) and 1080/30p Full HD movies with stereo sound
    • Short movie show that allows users to easily create a movie up to 30 seconds in length from multiple movie clips
    • Support for the ML-L7 Remote Control, which is capable of a variety of operations over a Bluetooth connection to the camera
    • Adoption of the EN-EL12 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, which can be charged while inserted in the camera, over a USB connection


Nikon COOLPIX A1000
 
A stylish and compact high-power zoom model with a built-in electronic viewfinder providing superior image quality and operability
 
January 17, 2019, TOKYO – Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce the release of the COOLPIX A1000, a stylish compact digital camera equipped with an electronic viewfinder that supports 35x optical zoom.
 
The COOLPIX A1000 boasts a compact size for ease of portability, and comes equipped with a 35x optical zoom lens that covers a range of equivalent focal lengths — from the wide-angle 24 mm*1 to the super-telephoto 840 mm*1 (Dynamic Fine Zoom further expands the zoom ratio to 70x*2). This allows users to easily enjoy super-telephoto photography that delivers images with sharp and clear resolution.
 
The COOLPIX A1000 supports a maximum sensitivity of ISO 6400. The camera is also equipped with a lens-shift vibration reduction (VR) function for still-image shooting, and hybrid vibration reduction (VR) for movie recording that is effective even when recording 4K UHD movies. The camera's Active D-Lighting function reduces the loss of details in highlights and shadows in high-contrast situations such as backlit scenes. The function can be applied to both still images and movies. Additionally, photos can be captured in RAW (NRW) format, which allows users to process and edit images according to their own artistic preferences and intent without compromising image quality.
 
The COOLPIX A1000 is also equipped with a number of features designed to make this high-power zoom model easier to use. These include an approximately 1166k-dot equivalent electronic viewfinder with an eye sensor, a 3-inch, approximately 1036k-dot, tilting TFT LCD monitor with a touch screen, Snap-back zoom button and Side zoom control, as well as four exposure modes (P/S/A/M). The camera is also compatible with SnapBridge, an application that provides support for the automatic download and sharing of high-quality images using smart devices*3.
 
*1Equivalent focal length in 35mm [135] format.
*2At the maximum image size. The maximum zoom ratio varies by image size. Dynamic Fine Zoom refers to the area in which the camera can zoom while maintaining resolution from the maximum zoom position, and is the combined ratio of optical zoom from the maximum wide-angle position and digital zoom.
*3iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices to which the SnapBridge app has been installed can be used. The SnapBridge app can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store and Google Play. See Nikon's website for further information.

 
Primary features
 
  • A stylish body equipped with a 35x optical zoom lens that covers a wide range of focal lengths - from wide-angle to super-telephoto
  • Superior image quality that is sharp and clear, even when shooting at high sensitivities, and support for RAW (NRW) recording
  • 4K UHD movie recording that supports vibration reduction (VR), and Active D-Lighting which prevents loss of detail in highlights and shadow
  • Superior operability with enhanced user friendliness as a high-power zoom model
  • SnapBridge support for automatic transfer of photos captured to a smart device
  • Additional features
    • An MF peaking function that highlights areas in focus to make manual focusing easier (for still-image photography)
    • 20 creative modes support the application of preferred effects to photos (for still-image photography)
B&H carries Nikon COOLPIX cameras.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/17/2019 6:51:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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