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 Thursday, October 3, 2019
My favorite print company, AdoramaPix, is now Printique.
 
Check out the 15% savings offer currently available on the Printique home page.
 
From Printique:
 
Introducing Printique!
 
We are excited to announce our new name, Printique! For over 20 years, we have been proud to serve you with industry-leading quality print products as AdoramaPix. We couldn't have come this far without your support. It's time we focus on the future and our new name reflects our commitment to excellence, quality and above all, customer satisfaction. Our new name is just the beginning. It comes with a brand new website solely focused on what we do best...printing. We remain the same great artisans with the same great passion for print, but with a fresh new digital experience and an expanding product line. We are continuing our dedication to innovation and being leaders in the photo printing industry. If you have stored photos and projects in your AdoramaPix account, they are available in your new Printique account. Use the same username and password to log in. You can access your account as if nothing has changed. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call customer service: 888-216-6400. We are here for you.
Post Date: 10/3/2019 12:38:53 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the Phlearn YouTube Channel:
 
Today we show you how to create a beautiful double exposure effect in only a few minutes! Learn how to use Levels to change a light background into a pure white background and then blend two images together using the magic of Blending Modes.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 10/3/2019 6:19:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Adorama youTube Channel:
 
Join Daniel Norton OnSet as he creates an image with the look of end of day sunlight using studio lighting and some knowledge of how the “real sun” works. One trick to creating light that feels natural is to study and understand existing light. Then when the time comes that you must make it, you will be ready to create your own sun or moon as the case may be.
 
Products Used
 
Post Date: 10/3/2019 5:18:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, October 2, 2019

 
The GoPro HERO8 Black and MAX 360 action cameras are available for preorder at the following retailers:
 
GoPro HERO8 BlackB&H | Adorama | Amazon US
 
GOPro MAX 360 - B&H | Adorama | Amazon US
 
GoPro HERO8 Black Highlights
 
  • Up to UHD 4K Video, Slow Motion
  • HyperSmooth 2.0 Video Stabilization
  • TimeWarp 2.0 Stabilized Time-Lapse Video
  • SuperPhoto 12MP Stills with HDR Support
  • Waterproof to 33' without a Housing
  • Direct Live Streaming to Facebook Live
  • Night-Lapse Video, Live-Burst Stills
  • Intuitive, Smartphone-Like Touchscreen
  • Face, Smile & Scene Detection
  • 15-Command Multi-Language Voice Control
GoPro MAX 360 Highlights
 
  • Supports 4992 x 2496 360° Video
  • Photo Resolution up to 5760 x 2880
  • Wide 8.9mm Focal Length
  • HyperSmooth Digital Stabilization
  • PowerPano 360° Photo Mode
  • In-Camera Stitching & App Control
  • Rugged Body, Waterproof to 16'
  • Up to 14 Voice Commands
  • Includes Curved Adhesive Mount
  • Rechargeable 1600mAh Li-Ion Battery
Post Date: 10/2/2019 5:09:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, September 30, 2019

 
From the Adobe Photoshop YouTube Channel:
 
Here’s a sneak peek into brand-new enhancements coming soon to Photoshop’s Content-Aware Fill. Find out how this Adobe Sensei-powered feature is becoming even more intelligent and more powerful.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 9/30/2019 4:54:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, September 28, 2019
The 5DayDeal Complete Photography Bundle 2019 Givaway promotion is now live and runs until October 3, 2019 [noon Pacific Time]. Sign up to be notified of the 5DayDeal launch and you could win one of the prizes listed below:
 
(15) Luminar + Aurora HDR + Signature Looks from Max Rive ($187 each)
(5) Year Subscription to Cloudspot.io (Unlimited Storage) ($420 each)
(1) Beats Solo 3 Wireless Headphones ($349)
(1) Canon EOS Rebel T6 EF-S 18-55mm + EF 75-300mm Double Zoom Kit ($429)
(1) MacBook Pro [ Winner Will Be Drawn in December ] ($1,299)
(1) AirMagic License Per Giveaway Entrant ($39 Value Each) ($10,000+) - NOTE: Will not be distributed until October 22, 2019
Category: 5DayDeals
Post Date: 9/28/2019 8:09:20 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, September 27, 2019

 
From Westcott:
 
The FJ400 is the first portable 400Ws AC/DC strobe with less than 1 second recycle time at full power and 480+ full-power flashes per charge. The powerful FJ-X2m Universal Wireless Trigger is equipped with multi-brand technology that pairs with virtually any camera brand to maximize the FJ400’s full potential. With a large display and user-friendly menu, controlling TTL and HSS has never been easier.
 
Product Features
 
  • Universal Camera Brand Trigger
  • TTL, High Speed Sync, Freeze Sync, and More
  • Unrivaled Battery Performance
  • Consistent Color Temperature
  • Optimized for Light Modifiers
B&H carries the Westcott FJ400 and FJ-X2m Trigger.
Category: Westcott News
Post Date: 9/27/2019 5:04:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, September 26, 2019

 
In this video, Adobe's Julieanne’ Kost demonstrates how to create realistic and highly customizable flames along any path in Photoshop.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 9/26/2019 5:13:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon UK has published the following firmware updates:
 
The firmware updates change the following:
 
  • Enhances eye detection Auto Focus (AF) for improved face and eye recognition at greater distances.
  • Improved Auto Focus (AF) performance helps the camera to focus on and track smaller subjects.
  • Reduces lag time between the actual Auto Focus (AF) and the AF frame display for images in the viewfinder or on the LCD.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which Main dial icon may not appear when magnify/reduce button is pressed during the image playback.
  • Fixes PTP communication vulnerability.
Post Date: 9/26/2019 5:01:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 25, 2019
From Lowpro:
 
Carry-on compatible and backcountry ready, Pro Trekker AW II collection delivers you and your digital imaging gear to your destination without missing a beat.
 
  • Lowepro’s Pro Trekker II Series lets you carry-on essential camera gear
  • MaxFit divider system fits the most gear in the smallest space
  • Delivers all-day comfort and rugged protection for backcountry destinations
Upper Saddle River, NJ – September 24, 2019 – With over 50 years creating protective gear-carrying solutions for professional and enthusiast image makers alike, Lowepro has unveiled the most reliable companion to keep photographic equipment packed, protected and ready for anything. Lowepro’s Pro Trekker AW II Series has been redesigned and upgraded to deliver greater performance, more utility and convenient versatility. This full collection meets a photographer's every travel need. From the wayfaring adventure professional to the enthusiast who is serious about his or her hobby, Pro Trekker delivers protection, ease and comfort to photographers and videographers worldwide.
 
The Lowepro design team worked with long-time ambassador Chris McLennan, to develop this line that ranges from a performance BP 350 backpack for medium-sized pro mirrorless kits to the largest backcountry BP 550 model designed to split into two carry-on ready components. "I have used the Trekker bags for 30 years. The design provides my camera gear with the ultimate protection and makes carrying even the heaviest loads easy - and they are airline carry-on compliant. The ultimate camera backpack in even the most extreme environments." says McLennan. Lowepro Trekker products have been Chris’ go-to bags for more than 30 years. Chris has been a significant contributor to this latest collection of Pro Trekker designs.
 
The redesigned Pro Trekker II Collection solves the photographer's biggest travel challenges.
 
  • Modular 2-piece carry-on design for Backpack 550
  • Backpack to a roller conversion on Roller RLX 450 model
  • Stowable Harness on Backpack 350 and Backpack 450 models for easy handling
  • AW Cover, Durable Materials, Zippers enhancing protection from the elements
A complete collection to plan and maximize your kit and get you to your backcountry destination. The Lowepro Pro Trekker II full collection is available now at authorized Lowepro dealers.
 
B&H has the following available for preorder:
 
Category: Lowepro News
Post Date: 9/25/2019 5:35:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon UK:
 
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Wednesday 25 September 2019 – Canon Europe announces the highly anticipated successor to the hugely popular EOS M100 - the Canon EOS M200. Upgrades to this mirrorless camera include the latest Canon DIGIC 8 processor, improved autofocus and the addition of 4K movie. Complete with a guided user interface, boundless creative functions and vertical movie shooting, it has never been easier to step up from a smartphone and start sharing stand-out images and video with the world.
 
Capture sharp and striking images effortlessly
 
Superior storytelling is made effortless with the Canon EOS M200. Its guided user interface is perfect for first-time camera users, with useful on-screen guidance as well as hints and tips on how to get the best results. The camera’s APS-C sized 24.1 megapixel sensor is larger than that of a typical smartphone, producing highly detailed images that look sharp and striking, even when cropped or enlarged for sharing on social media.
 
The camera features Dual Pixel CMOS AF - a Canon-developed technology that delivers professional-looking movies and images, by keeping moving subjects in sharp focus with a pleasing background blur – perfect for capturing pin-sharp memories at a party, festival or concert with low-light AF sensitivity down to EV-4. The addition of Eye Detection AF also makes capturing the natural expressions of friends and family simple, by automatically maintaining focus on a subject’s eyes.
 

The introduction of Canon’s latest processor, DIGIC 8, delivers new functionality as well as great quality. With a maximum ISO speed of 100-25600 (extending to ISO 51200 equivalent), DIGIC 8 guards against image blur and reduces image noise when shooting in darker locations, such as a bar or music venue.
 
DIGIC 8 also adds a new dimension to storytelling, powering 4K movie for the highest level of movie clarity. The Canon EOS M200 takes the storytelling potential one step further with a 4K time-lapse feature and the ability to take 4K stills from 4K movies, perfect for capturing memories in detail.
 
The LCD touchscreen on the Canon EOS M200 flips 180 degrees, helping elevate selfies beyond what is achievable with a smartphone. The camera’s Self Portrait mode also allows settings such as background blur and brightness to be easily adjusted in real time. A first on an EOS camera, the movie record button is displayed on the touchscreen when in Movie Mode, ideally positioned for easy operation when recording a vlog with the screen tilted 180 degrees. Movies can even be recorded and played back on mobile in a vertical orientation so they are optimised for sharing on social media after they are captured.
 
Unlock your creativity:
 
The Canon EOS M200 features an array of settings and tools empowering those stepping up from a smartphone to capture memories in artistic and imaginative ways. It includes Canon’s Creative Assist feature, a suite of effects, filters and colour adjustment tools to apply to photographs when composing an image or after it has been taken. It is also possible to add effects to the photos taken, just like a photo app, with a range of creative filters including Grainy black & white, Fish-eye and Soft Focus.
 
Compatibility with the affordable and creative range of EF-M lenses expands the potential of the Canon EOS M200 even further. A variety of image expressions are made possible with wide-angle, telephoto and macro lenses EF-M lenses and the entire EOS lens range can be accessed with an EF-EOS M Mount Adapter.
 
Share special moments anywhere, anytime
 
Once content has been captured, customised and is ready to be shared with the world, the Canon EOS M200 connects seamlessly with smart devices¹ via Bluetooth² and Wi-Fi using the free Canon Camera Connect app for iOS and Android. From here, images and videos can be downloaded, reviewed and shared manually. Images can also be automatically sent to a smart device as they are taken. As long as the camera is in Bluetooth range, a constant connection to a smart device can be maintained, even when the camera is switched off.
 
The Canon Camera Connect app also facilitates shooting remotely with a smartphone or tablet, perfect for capturing group shots or a hands-free selfie.
 
Stylish and compact for everyday use:
 
The Canon EOS M200 is a compact and lightweight camera that can be conveniently carried anywhere. Weighing just 299g (including battery and memory card), it is perfect for daily use as it takes up limited bag space. It is also sleek and stylish in appearance, available in black or white with a high-quality crosshatch leather pattern. The Canon EOS M200’s appearance can even be customised with a range of colourful face jackets to complement a variety of outfits.
 
Incredibly simple, simply incredible, the Canon EOS M200 will be available from Canon’s online store and official Canon retailers from October 2019.
 
Pricing and availability:
 
The Canon EOS M200 will be available from October 2019 with an RSP of £499.99 / €569.99.
 
Preorders: Adorama
Post Date: 9/25/2019 5:12:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Adobe recently released an updated for its Camera RAW plug-in with support for the following cameras:
 
Latest cameras added in September 2019
 
  • Fujifilm X-A7
  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-S1H
  • Sony A7R IV (ILCE-7RM4)
  • Sony RX100 VII (DSC-RX100M7)
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 9/24/2019 5:21:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, September 23, 2019

 
From the Nikon USA YouTube Channel:
 
What happens when two internationally acclaimed photographers and Nikon Ambassadors go on assignment to create portraits of each other? Watch to see how Jerry Ghionis and Joe McNally execute their vision during this portrait assignment. Video shot with the Nikon Z 6 and NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 9/23/2019 5:26:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, September 20, 2019

 
From the B&H YouTube Channel:
 
Sometimes despite your best efforts, you just aren't able to capture audio at the quality you would like. Whether it's background noise, unwanted dialogue sounds, inconsistent audio levels, or you just want to improve the overall quality of your video, this video will show you how to fix your audio in post.
Post Date: 9/20/2019 5:29:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, September 19, 2019

 
From the Profoto YouTube Channel:
 
The Profoto C1 product range are the studio lights for smartphones that deliver great light in your images, anytime and anywhere. Connect it to the Profoto camera app and you hold the secret of professional-looking images. All you have to do is press the button.
 
B&H carries the Profoto C1 and C1 Plus.
Category: Profoto News
Post Date: 9/19/2019 6:09:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon:
 
Changes from Firmware Version 1.01 to 1.02
 
  • Fixed an issue that in rare cases slowed autofocus tracking or prevented the camera focusing.
Download: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR Firmware v.1.02
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 9/19/2019 4:57:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 18, 2019
From DJI:
 
What’s New
 
  • Added video recording, autofocus, and focus pull support for Sony A9 and A6400 cameras with supported E-mount lenses using a Multi-Camera Control Cable (Micro-USB). To use autofocus on the Sony A9 and A6400, press halfway down on the camera control button of the gimbal
  • Added photo capture, video recording, autofocus, and focus pull support for Canon EOS RP cameras with supported RF mount lenses using a Multi-Camera Control Cable (Type-C). To use autofocus on the Canon EOS RP, press halfway down on the camera control button of the gimbal.
  • Added photo capture, video recording, autofocus, and focus pull support for Canon M50 cameras with supported EF-M mount lenses using a Multi-Camera Control Cable (Micro-USB). To use autofocus on the Canon M50, press halfway down on the camera control button on the gimbal.
  • Added photo capture, video recording, autofocus, and focus pull support for Canon EOS 6D and EOS 80D cameras with supported EF mount lenses using a Multi-Camera Control Cable (Mini USB). To use autofocus on the Canon EOS 6D and EOS 80D, press halfway down on the camera control button of the gimbal.
  • Added photo capture, video recording, autofocus, and focus pull support for Panasonic G9 cameras with supported Macro 4/3 mount lenses using a Multi-Camera Control Cable (Micro USB). To use autofocus on the Panasonic G9, press halfway down on the camera control button of the gimbal.
  • Added photo capture, autofocus, video recording, and focus pull support for Panasonic S1 cameras with supported L mount lenses using a Multi-Camera Control Cable (Type-C). To use autofocus on the Panasonic S1, press halfway down on the camera control button of the gimbal.
  • Added photo capture and autofocus for Fujifilm XT2 cameras using a Multi-Camera Control Cable (Micro USB). To use autofocus on the Fujifilm XT2, press halfway down on the camera control button of the gimbal.
  • Added photo capture and autofocus for Fujifilm XT3 camera using a Multi-Camera Control Cable (Type-C). To use autofocus on the Fujifilm XT3, press halfway down on the camera control button of the gimbal.
  • Added support for Ronin 2 Remote Controller. The DJI Pro Wireless Receiver and Ronin-MX/S CAN Cable are required to use the Ronin 2 Remote Controller with Ronin-S. Note that the mode switch feature is not currently available (requires Ronin 2 Remote Controller firmware v1.4.0.30 and DJI Pro Wireless Receiver firmware v1.2.0.10).
  • Optimized autofocus for Sony cameras. When the camera is in AF mode, press halfway on the camera control button to focus and release to stop focus.
  • Optimized focus for Canon, Sony, Nikon, and Panasonic cameras. The focus speed can be set from 1 to 100, replacing the previous settings of Slow, Medium, and Fast (requires DJI Ronin v1.2.2 app or later).
  • When using Canon, Nikon, and Fujifilm cameras, press the Ronin-S power button twice to disable the USB connection so that playback can be viewed and camera parameters can be set. Press twiceagain to enable the USB connection.
  • When using a Nikon D850, press the power button twice to enable camera view instead of pressing the trigger twice.
  • Fixed issue: when recording video on a Nikon Z6 camera, footage could not be displayed on an HDMI monitor.
Notes:
 
  • Make sure that the DJI Ronin App is the latest version when updating the firmware.
  • Make sure Ronin-S is powered off and update the firmware through the DJI Pro Assistant for Ronin by connecting the USB-C port on Ronin-S to your computer. Do not disconnect the gimbal from the computer while updating.
  • After the update is complete, unplug the USB-C cable from Ronin-S and proceed to power on the gimbal.
  • If Ronin-S has a camera attached and is turned on while updating the firmware, make sure to protect the camera and lens as the motors will shut off during the update.
  • If the firmware update fails, restart the Ronin-S and retry.
B&H carries the DJI Ronin-S.
Category: DJI News
Post Date: 9/18/2019 5:29:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 17, 2019
From Nikon:
 
Changes from Firmware Version 1.1 to 1.2
 
Fixed the following issue:
 
  • When the battery was charged using the charging AC adapter, the charge lamp would not stop flashing when charging was complete.
Download: Nikon COOLPIX P1000 Firmware v.1.2
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 9/17/2019 4:38:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, September 16, 2019
From PocketWizard:
 
The E Release is an easy and inexpensive upgrade that dramatically extends the range, enhances reliability, and expands the features of your existing PocketWizard radios. Currently available for the PocketWizard Plus III and Plus IV*.
 
*FCC units only
 
Extends Your Range
 
Trigger your flash(es) and/or remote camera(s) from remarkable distances. Our testing in Long Range Mode achieved distances measured in miles.
 
Expands Your Features
 
Double your available Channels
 
  • 32 Quad Zone Channels
  • 80 Long Range Quad Zone Channels.
Enhanced Reliability
 
Our radio frequency is less crowded than others and works great in "noisy" environments. We've made it even more reliable with the E Release. We don't want you to miss a single shot.
 
The E Release Firmware License costs $9.99. An upgrade must be purchased for each radio and will be assigned to the radio's serial number upon installation. Once assigned, it is non-transferable.
 
Currently all PocketWizard radios are being shipped with the Legacy firmware. If you purchased a new PocketWizard Plus III or Plus IV at an authorized PocketWizard dealer in the US or Canada after September 1, 2019, you may be eligible for a free update to the E Release. The updgrade will not be preinstalled. When you connect the radio to the Utility program to update it, the Utility should recognize the serial number and allow you to upgrade at no charge.
 
PocketWizard E Release Firmware Update
 
B&H carries the PocketWizard Plus III and Plus IV Transceivers.
Post Date: 9/16/2019 5:05:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, September 13, 2019
From Manfrotto:
 
The forward-thinking collection for passionate photographers who are always ready to capture the action
 
Upper Saddle River, NJ – September 12, 2019 - Manfrotto, world leader in the photography, imaging equipment and accessories industry, has rolled out Advanced2, the new photographic bag collection that unites enhanced modern design with comfortable functionality. Passionate urban explorers who experience the world through their lens can now choose between the Advanced2 collection’s 6 backpacks, 5 shoulder bags and 3 holster bags to carry all the equipment they need.
 
Advanced2 is the new, revamped version of the globally successful Advanced collection, and like its predecessor is designed for today’s busiest advanced amateur photographers with urban lifestyles. They’re always on the move and ready to capture the perfect shots. Advanced2 bags are reliable and functional, helping you to never miss a moment and create inspiring images on your commute, between your photographic projects. Manfrotto’s new lineup caters to your everyday needs, according to individual preference, always ensuring maximum functionality and comfort. The new bags accommodate the most popular camera forms, from the latest DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, to drones and handheld camera gimbals. The larger bags are the perfect match for Befree Advanced travel tripods. The more compact solutions are perfect for JOBY GorillaPods.
 
The Advanced2 backpack range includes the Compact, Active, Gear, Fast, Hybrid, and Travel models, which offer a complete choice of configurations for a varying personal preferences. The range features advanced protection systems to keep photo gear safe, and is designed to maximize comfort with sternum straps and padded back panels. The collection is a combination of specially selected premium coated materials, sophisticated urban style, durability and enviable functionality, not to mention new tripod holders, smart storage systems for photography gear, laptops, tablets, and personal items. The bags are water repellent and have a special rain cover for the worst weather conditions.
 
The Advanced2 Compact backpack is great for traveling light with a mirrorless, and one or two extra lenses, and 13” laptop/tablet, personal gear, and compact tripod. Easy top access to photo gear, bottom access to personal items. The Advanced2 Active backpack is great for traveling light with a mirrorless, and one or two extra lenses, a 14” laptop, and has a bottom compartment to keep photo kit safely organized, a top compartment for other items, with a tripod attachment and water bottle pocket on the outside. The Advanced2 Gear backpack offers a full access front compartment for a full frame CSC, three extra lenses, foldable drone, handheld gimbal, as well as a 15” laptop and tablet. Personal items are kept in the front expandable zippered pocket and a full-size travel tripod attaches on the outside.
 
The Advanced2 Fast backpack holds a Pro DSLR, four extra lenses and flash, in a full-access photography gear compartment you can reach from 3 sides, which opens completely for rapid gear changes. Personal items are kept at the top and on the side, there is a special sleeve for a 15” laptop and tablet, and an attachment for a travel tripod on the front.
 
The Advanced2 Travel backpack holds a DSLR, four extra lenses, or full frame mirrorless with two additional lenses and a foldable drone, 15” laptop and tablet – safely organized in two quick-access side compartments, with other items at the top. The side compartments open fully, and for effortless use on the go, slip the straps off your shoulders, rotate the pack to one side to access gear. There is a dedicated pocket for a gimbal or tripod, and a travel tripod attaches to the front of the pack.
 
The Advanced2 Hybrid backpack is a new form factor in the Advanced2 collection, created to maximize versatility, to cater the different needs of amateur photographers. It is designed to easily transform from backpack to shoulder bag to top handle carry bag. This model has a removable camera protection unit, and dedicated pockets to organize personal gear. The Advanced2 Messenger organizes and protects gear and offers a handy quick access feature, and a chest stabilizer strap for easy carrying comfort.
 
If you’re looking for smaller bags, check out the Advanced2 Shoulder Bags in 4 sizes and 3 Holster bags to cater to a wide array of personal needs.
 
All models in the Advanced2 collection are made of high-quality materials which are durable and lightweight. The detailing and aesthetic impact perfectly embody Manfrotto carrying solutions’ urban style. All models are available at select authorized Manfrotto Dealers.
 
B&H carries the Manfrotto Advanced2 series of bags.
Category: Manfrotto News
Post Date: 9/13/2019 5:12:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, September 12, 2019
From Manfrotto:
 
Boundless creative freedom for travel-ready professionals and macro photographers on-the-go
 
  • The Befree GT XPRO is the first Manfrotto travel tripod with built-in 90° column for enhanced creative versatility
  • Completes the Befree range of high-performance travel tripods
  • Lightweight, sturdy aluminum and carbon fiber versions in an impressive compact size
Upper Saddle River, NJ – September 10, 2019 - Manfrotto, world leader in the photography, imaging equipment and accessories industry, introduces the Befree GT XPRO Travel Tripod Kit. Dedicated to professional travel photographers who are always ready to set off on challenging creative adventures, this new addition to the Befree family enables photographers to unleash their creativity. By combining the sturdiness and reliability of the Befree GT series with the versatility of Manfrotto's celebrated 90° column, this compact professional tripod is unique to the market. The new Befree GT XPRO is a premium travel tripod kit, 100% engineered, designed and manufactured in Italy. This groundbreaking support solution, with its premium quality materials, precision machining and meticulous design, completes the Manfrotto Befree range, further solidifying its position as the premier reference for travel photography support solutions. The Befree GT XPRO comes in the same folded compact size as the successful Befree GT family, measuring only 16.9 inches. It is the first Manfrotto travel tripod developed for on-the-go photographers who shoot macro or low-angle shots and need more versatility. The new Befree GT XPRO travel tripod comes in both aluminum and carbon fiber versions and features intuitive and ergonomic design. This is the first travel tripod to feature both Manfrotto’s innovative 180° foldable legs and its iconic built-in 90° column mechanism, housed in the tripod’s top casting. The 90° column is stored out of the photographer’s way until it is time to create epic visuals with a challenging overhead macro shot or a low-to-the-ground capture. Photographers can keep their new Befree GT XPRO safe and travel-ready in the supplied Befree bag.
 
When it’s time to capture the decisive moment, setting up the Befree GT XPRO is a breeze. Simply twist the legs to securely set it up with the intuitive M-lock system and choose one of the three independent tripod’s ergonomic side-pull selectors. This lightweight tripod provides impeccable performance and impressive stability to assist photographers in capturing their best shots in a solution weighing only 3.88 pounds in carbon fiber or 4.41 pounds in aluminum. The Befree GT XPRO features the Manfrotto 496 Center Ball Head with independent panoramic and friction knobs for smooth movement and remarkable locking power to support an impressive 22.05 pounds of photography gear, including DSLRs or CSCs with zoom lenses. The included 200PL-PRO rubberized plate increases camera grip and makes it fully compatible with Manfrotto's RC2 and Arca-type head attachments. In addition to the new Befree GT XPRO, Manfrotto introduces the Top Lock Traveler Quick Release Adaptor. The new Top Lock Traveler Quick Release Adaptor is the first Arca-Swiss adaptor on the market that is fully compatible with the Befree tripod kit range as well as Manfrotto's 494, 496, and 498 ball heads. Specifically, the MSQ6T is compatible with the MH490-BH, MH494-BHUS, MH496-BHUS, 494RC2 and 498RC2 ball head. Adaptor is compatible with all Arca-type camera plates and L-brackets as well as Manfrotto's 200PL-PRO.
 
The new Befree GT XPRO Travel Tripod Kit and Top Lock Traveler Quick Release Adaptor are the natural choice for professionals with wanderlust whose creativity knows no bounds.
 
B&H carries the Manfrotto Befree GT XPRO Travel Tripod.
Category: Manfrotto News
Post Date: 9/12/2019 6:23:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Post Date: 9/12/2019 5:24:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Yesterday, Profoto released a short teaser video for its newest product which features the bold statement, "Soon, the world of photography will change forever..."
 
As September 18 rolls around, we'll see if their lofty statement holds any merit.
Post Date: 9/12/2019 5:17:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 11, 2019
With a forward head tilt and relaxed ears, this bedded whitetail buck looks cute and cuddly, presenting an image perhaps ready for a child's storybook. But, make no mistake, this is a huge ball of muscle ready to violently fight anything it thinks poses a threat to its interests (that right-side G4 tine required significant force to break off). This buck knows exactly what the doe bedded nearby behind it is doing and if another buck moves in or the doe moves away, this big bad boy will be up in a flash.
 
Very positive was that this bedded buck provided a wide range of poses for us, including head rested solidly on the ground, a large yawn, and ears perked in attention.
 
I'm not often a fan of a downward camera angle when photographing wildlife and in this case, getting down to the buck's eye level using a fully-retracted monopod made complete sense. This low/level angle provides a more distant background that can be strongly blurred with a 600mm f/4 lens, allowing the subject to clearly stand out against an even very distracting background. With the subject being stationary, the distance and alignment could be selected and varied. In this case, the leaves on the ground provide a solid base for the image. The large tree trunk on the left and the small tree trunk on the right provide a frame for the subject.
 
Wildlife photography is a great source of stories and this situation brought back a memory from the year before. I was in Shenandoah National Park photographing a different bedded buck from a reasonable distance when it suddenly bolted straight toward me. I jumped behind a tree just as it went past a short distance away. Fortunately, it was not racing after me but instead after a doe. I just happened to be in its path.
 
The shot of adrenaline took a little time to wear off, but the memory is a fun one.
 
Want to photograph these awesome animals and create some stories this fall? Sign up for the "Whitetail Buck in Rut and Much More", Shenandoah National Park instructional photo tour.
 
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: 9/11/2019 9:06:42 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the Phlearn YouTube Channel:
 
Today we show you how to use the powerful features of a Wacom Tablet for a beautiful and subtle dodge and burn effect! Learn the benefits of using a pressure-sensitive tablet, how to create a custom brush to take advantage of those benefits, and how to use that custom brush to softly enhance the highlights and shadows in an image. Best of all, you can download our Wacom Tablet custom brush for free! NOTE: This is not an ad! We've been Wacom Tablet users for years and they're a big part of our editing workflow here at PHLEARN. We genuinely feel that they can help take your Photoshop skills to the next level (and you can still create beautiful, professional images with a mouse.)
 
Download Sample Image & Custom Brush
Post Date: 9/11/2019 5:38:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Not long ago, the headline above would have seemed ideal for use on April 1st. Today, however, it's real news. [Sean]
 
From Sigma:
 
2019.09.11 - The SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of “FF Classic Prime Line” as a new series in the SIGMA CINE LENS.
 
FF High Speed Prime Line has been offering the highest resolving power in its class, that is compatible with 8K shooting with large format sensors, while achieving outstanding compact design. Based on this product line, the FF Classic Prime Line incorporates more non-coated optical elements to achieve unrivaled expression. It retains the high resolution capability that SIGMA CINE LENS is well known for, and offers a unique combination of low contrast and artistic flare/ghost in the image. As with all other lenses from the FF High Speed Prime Line, it creates beautiful bokeh effects to improve creativity.
 
FF Classic Prime Line has implemented newly developed coatings on the glass elements and offers consistent T value across the lineup (14mm and 135mm at T3.2 and the rest of the lenses at T2.5). This will greatly contribute to the effective workflow in postproduction. Furthermore, it is compatible with the communication protocol of Cooke “/i Technology”, thus an ideal tool for shooting and editing with the latest technology, such as VFX. A special coating is implemented on the front and rear elements so that the lens durability is ensured as with all other cine lenses from SIGMA.
 
“Classic Art Prime” is a new solution from SIGMA that is required for the most advanced technology for classical expression. The “look” that FF Classic Prime Line can offer will enable cinematographers to explore new possibilities in movie creation.
 
From September 13th to 17th, SIGMA is going to display this new product at the IBC 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
 Tuesday, September 10, 2019
I'll not likely ever repeat a shot similar to this one captured on a fall evening in Rocky Mountain National Park.
 
Photographing multiple animals (vs. a single animal) significantly increases the compositional challenge and especially with a 600mm lens in use, having all of the animals in the plane of sharp focus, especially at f/4, is a big challenge. At this moment, these three subjects aligned themselves nicely for me at this moment. The number 3 is meaningful to this discussion in that an odd (vs. even) number of animals often works best compositionally (note that it also works well in landscape photography and in landscaping).
 
When multiple animals are in the frame, interaction between those animals usually increases the image's appeal. If you look carefully at this photo, you will see a quite humorous interaction occurring. The bull is licking the cow who is showing us her shocked face. The cow's yearling is looking intently at the behavior, seemingly very interested in what is happening. The yearling facing the opposite direction somewhat completes a circle (while a portion of the circle of life plays out). Icing on the cake is that the head shadows of the cow and yearling are showing facing each other on the side of the bull.
 
There are two openings remaining for the September elk in rut photo tour, one for each week. The time is rapidly running out, but 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: 9/10/2019 8:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Nikon has published a Technical Solutions | Z7/Z6 TIPS Page informing consumers how to use the newly available N-Log 3D LUT with DaVinci Resolve 15.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 9/10/2019 5:17:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, September 9, 2019
If you photograph outdoors, there are few better places to be in the fall than Acadia National Park. Consider joining a small group of enthusiastic photographers in this bucket-list-grade location from Tue, Oct 15 through Sun, Oct 20, 2019. Sign up ASAP – only two spots remain open.
 
Here are the details: Fall Landscape in Acadia National Park Instructional Photography Tour
 
Contact me now to sign up!
Post Date: 9/9/2019 12:06:55 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Just posted: Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD Lens Review.
 
This is a compact, lightweight ultra-wide-angle lens with image quality the exceeds its price.
 
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.
Post Date: 9/9/2019 7:32:32 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, September 7, 2019
Think Tank Photo is having a StreetWalker Backpack Sale. Save 15% through Sept. 30th, 2019 (or while supplies last).
 
I have a couple of these backpacks and use them frequently. They are often the right choice for the job.
 
Don't forget that you'll get a free gift and free shipping when using our links for your purchase ($50.00 minimum purchase required).
Post Date: 9/7/2019 10:10:27 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, September 6, 2019

 
From the Adorama YouTube Channel:
 
Learn a fast and easy way to create interesting art with just some incense and a camera. In this episode, Mark Wallace walks through all the steps for creating smoke photos. Once you know the basics you can expand your editing and create something that is truly yours.
 
Amazon carries incense sticks.
Post Date: 9/6/2019 7:04:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Tamron:
 
SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD for Canon
 
  • New firmware version makes the model compatible with Canon "EOS R/RP" and Canon "Mount Adapter EF-EOS R" for general operations
For details about the service, please contact your nearest Tamron dealer.
 


SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD, 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD, 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD for Nikon
 
  • Enables general operations on Nikon Z7/Z6 with FTZ by the firmware updating. [NOTE] Nikon FTZ mount adapter is required to attach the lens to Nikon Z7/Z6.
A separately sold TAP-in Console is needed for the update.
Post Date: 9/6/2019 6:15:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 4, 2019
From Nikon:
 
MELVILLE, NY – Nikon Inc. is pleased to announce the development of the Nikon D6 professional DSLR camera and the AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR telephoto zoom lens.
 
Nikon released the D1 digital SLR camera in 1999, making 2019 the 20th anniversary of the single-digit D series. Thanks to the imaging know-how cultivated over Nikon's long history in camera development, Nikon's professional DSLR cameras have continued to evolve by introducing some of the industry's most advanced technologies and responding to the strict demands of professional photographers with the ultimate in performance and reliability, even in the most severe conditions. With the D6, Nikon is currently developing its most advanced DSLR to date.
 
This year also marks the 60th anniversary of the Nikon F mount. The new AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR F mount lens that Nikon is developing will provide professional photographers in fields such as sports photography with even greater support.
 
Nikon is striving to expand possibilities for imaging expression and leading the way in imaging culture with both DSLR and mirrorless camera systems, as well as a rich lineup of NIKKOR lenses.
 
Details including release dates, pricing and specifications for these products will be announced at a later date
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 9/4/2019 6:38:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon:
 
The Versatile NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S Delivers Superior Optical Performance, Equipping Nikon Z Series Creators with an Incredibly Sharp, High-Resolution Lens to Explore Wide-Angle Perspectives
 
MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the fast, wide- angle NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S, the latest addition to the ever-expanding NIKKOR Z lineup of lenses. The 24mm f/1.8 S is optimized for capturing everything from cityscapes to environmental portraits and is built to take advantage of Nikon’s large Z-mount, delivering the ultimate combination of fast, bright and sharp performance in nearly all lighting conditions.
 
“The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S continues our commitment to offering exciting prime lenses to Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 users, while also providing exceptional level of quality achieved by the S-Line of NIKKOR Z lenses,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. “The combination of wide-angle perspective and a fast f/1.8 aperture is optimal for all types of photography including landscapes, making the NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S a must-have lens to unleash the full potential of the Nikon Z series.”
 
The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S – A Storyteller’s Dream Lens:
 
The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S joins the S-Line of high-performance NIKKOR Z lenses, giving creators an essential focal length to add to their kit of fast prime Z-mount lenses. The lens takes advantage of the most advanced NIKKOR technologies to deliver optical superiority, exceptional sharpness, beautiful bokeh and high-resolution across the entire frame, even at maximum aperture.
 
The new NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S was designed for photographers and videographers looking to capture gorgeous wide-angle landscapes or vivid street photography, a travel adventure or a stunning starscape. For videographers and content creators, this popular focal length is a staple for production due to its natural perspective. Thanks to the advantages of the lens’ bright and fast f/1.8 maximum aperture along with the wider Z-mount, Nikon Z series users can capture exceptionally sharp images in dimly lit settings, with a lens that’s ideal for nighttime shooting and astrophotography.
 
The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S features 9 rounded aperture blades, allowing users to capture beautifully circular bokeh that adds a level of dimensionality to help capture compelling content. Users can confidently explore their creative potential in nearly any landscape thanks to the lens’ reliable dust and drip resistant design, ideal for tough weather conditions. The lens construction also consists of four Aspherical Lens Elements and one Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass element to combat aberration, while Nikon’s patented Nano Crystal Coat helps eliminate ghosting and flare. The 24mm f/1.8 S is further equipped with Nikon’s Multi-Focusing System, which uses two AF drives in tandem to deliver superior resolving power and achieve fast and accurate autofocus, even at minimum focus distance. In addition to achieving the top-notch image quality that storytellers and content creators have come to expect from the S-Line of NIKKOR Z lenses, the NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S is also optimized for video capture. As a popular cinematic focal length, the 24mm f/1.8 S will be a welcome addition to Z series shooters’ arsenals, boasting near-silent stepping motors for ultra-quiet performance, reduced focus breathing, a customizable control ring for smooth control of aperture and exposure compensation and the ability to take advantage of the in-camera 5-axis VR + eVR of the Nikon Z series cameras.
 
Price and Availability
 
The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S will be available in mid to late October 2019 at a suggested retail price (SRP) of $999.95.
 
Preorders: B&H | Adorama
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 9/4/2019 6:30:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 3, 2019
MTF charts for the following lenses have been added to the MTF comparison tool:
 
Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Lens
 
Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Lens
 
Tamron 35mm f/1.4 Di USD Lens
 
There are some very nice looking charts here.
Post Date: 9/3/2019 8:08:13 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Nikon:
 
The N-Log 3D LUT is a 3D lookup table developed by Nikon for use when color grading movie footage shot with N-Log gamma.
 
Nikon has tested the product and confirmed that it can be used with the following applications, but note that Nikon neither endorses these applications nor guarantees their operation.
 
  • Adobe: Premiere Pro CC
  • Apple: Final Cut Pro X
  • Blackmagic Design: DaVinci Resolve 15
Download: Nikon N-Log 3D LUT v.1.00
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 9/3/2019 7:07:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, September 2, 2019
Where there is smoke, there may be drifting! Kinetic friction expert Ryan Litteral leaves a plume of smoke behind his high-powered Formula Drift car while painting new lines on the street.
 
When shooting a fast-moving subject at a relatively long shutter speed (for panning blur), the sharp image rate is typically low. Increasing the number of keepers is the Canon EOS 90D's fast 10 fps continuous shooting speed, a highly-welcomed upgrade from the 80D.
 
In this example, I was evaluating the 90D AF system's ability to select the desired focus point using Auto AF point selection (all 45 AF points active) and ability to select the correct focus distance with a fast-moving subject. The results were very good with the AF point switching nicely while I attempted to track the car in the viewfinder.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
120mm  f/11.0  1/80s
ISO 100
5391 x 3594px
Post Date: 9/2/2019 9:05:38 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, August 31, 2019
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

 
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
 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
 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

 
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
 Friday, August 23, 2019

 
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
 Thursday, August 22, 2019

 
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
 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
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
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