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 Friday, November 30, 2018
B&H has the Zoom H6 Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Microphone System available for $319.99 with free shipping. Regularly $369.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Modular Mic and Input System
  • Includes XY Microphone Module
  • Includes Mid-Side Microphone Module
  • Four XLR/TRS Inputs
  • Record up to 6 Simultaneous Channels
  • Record up to 24-bit/96kHz Audio
  • Doubles as USB Audio Interface
  • Uses SDXC Memory Cards
  • Optional Shotgun Mic and XLR/TRS Inputs
  • Optional Hot Shoe Mount
On the evening of January 20, 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). Between now and January, be on the lookout for good vantage points to capture the big event. 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: 11/30/2018 8:22:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the PiXimperfect YouTube Channel:
 
Use The Power of 3D to Apply Amazing Contrast, Depth, and Dimension to Your Portraits in Photoshop! Learn how to make the images pop by generating three-dimensional bump maps.
 
In this tutorial, we have two examples to illustrate how to automatically add the highlights and shadows to just the right places very easily, and create intricate details to make the image come to life.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 11/30/2018 6:28:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Nikon Z 6 with Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens is in stock at B&H and Adorama with free expedited shipping.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 24.5MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 6 Image Processing Engine
  • UHD 4K30 Video; N-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
  • 273-Point Phase-Detect AF System
  • Built-In 5-Axis Vibration Reduction
  • 0.80x 3.6m-Dot EVF with NIKKOR Optics
  • 3.2" 2.1m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • 12 fps Shooting; ISO 100-51200
  • NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens
  • FTZ Mount Adapter
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 11/30/2018 6:16:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Today Only: Adorama has the Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens for Canon available for $269.95 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $549.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/30/2018 5:47:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through this weekend, B&H has the Ruggard Fabric Camera Rain Cover (Black) available for $29.95 with free shipping. Regularly $69.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • For Canon DSLRs
  • For Nikon DSLRs with Square Viewfinders
  • For Lenses 7 to 14" Long
  • Fits Lenses with 4 to 4.5" Diameter
  • Water-Resistant Protection
  • Camera-Access Control Window
  • Eyepiece Port for Viewfinder
  • Adjustable Lens Barrel Sleeve
  • Three Assorted Eyepieces with Caps
  • Drawstring Case
Post Date: 11/30/2018 5:40:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through this weekend, B&H has the Glidecam Ultra-Shot available for $99.00 with free shipping. Regularly $499.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 20 lb
  • Maximum Height: 63.6"
  • Closed Length: 23"
  • Sections: 5
  • Weight: 6 lb
  • T6-6061 Aluminum Monopod with Flip Locks
  • Tilting Back-and-Forth Head
  • 6" Offset Quick Release Plate
  • Positionable Motocross Grips
  • Two 1/4"-20 Screws
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 11/30/2018 5:34:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, November 29, 2018
For a limited time, B&H has its Impact 16" and 20" Beauty Dish Kits for Speedlights significantly reduced.
 
This item comes with your choice of a free adapter for studio strobes (up to $49.95 value). Want to deck out your new beauty dish? Pair it with the Impact Diffuser Sock and/or Impact 40° Honeycomb Grid.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Reflector Adapter for Speedlights
  • Speed Ring for Impact Monolights
  • S-Type Speed Ring also Fits Other Brands
  • White Interior Beauty Dish
  • Soft but Crisp Light Quality
  • Offers Contrast and Texture
  • Natural Catchlights in Subject's Eyes
  • Optional 40° Grid and Diffuser Sock
  • Use with Flash or Hot Lights up to 300W
  • White Interior Renders Neutral Color
Post Date: 11/29/2018 2:35:35 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Adorama YouTube Channel:
 
In this episode you will learn about producing your own sound effects which is also known as creating a Foley.
Post Date: 11/29/2018 9:34:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Image quality (noise) test results have been added to the Nikon D850 page.
 
Here are some comparisons to get you started:
 
Nikon D850 compared to Nikon Z 7
Nikon D850 compared to Canon EOS 5Ds R
Nikon D850 compared to Sony a7R III
 
Note that these images were processed in their respective brand's RAW converter (Sony-blessed Capture One Express for Sony was used for the a7R III results). With a sharpness setting of one (our current Nikon and Canon standard), the Canon appears undersharpened.
 
Also note that I updated this tool to permit additional scenarios, including not-full-stop ISO settings for some cameras. The D850 (and Z 7) results have ISO 32 (extended) and ISO 64 included and (I'm sure you have been anxiously awaiting this) ISO 40000 results for the EOS R are now included. Please report any problems found.
 
Please share these results with your friends with Nikon-based kits!
 
The Nikon D850 is (finally) in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX (preorders).
 
Great deal: Save nearly $330 on the D850 in 10-condition at B&H used.
 
Rent the Nikon D850 from Lensrentals.
Post Date: 11/29/2018 8:40:57 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Through December 31, you can get a $120.00 mail-in rebate rebate when purchasing a Gitzo Traveler Series Carbon Fiber Tripod
 
Eligible Gitzo Tripod Models & Kits
 
Gitzo GT0545TUS - B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Gitzo GT1545TUS - B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Gitzo GT1555TUS - B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Gitzo GT2545TUS - B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Gitzo GK0545T-82TQDUS - B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Gitzo GK1545T-82TQDUS - B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Gitzo GK1555T-82TQDUS - B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Gitzo GK2545T-82QDUS - B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Post Date: 11/29/2018 8:01:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon has released firmware updates for their ME20F-SH and ME200S-SH multi-purpose cameras. See below for details.
 
Canon ME20F-SH v.1.0.5.1.00 and ME200S-SH v.1.0.3.1.00
 
Firmware incorporates the following enhancements:
 
  • Support for the color matrix function has been added.
  • Support for the color correction function has been added.
  • The following features are enabled for the CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S or CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S when “NU Protocol” is selected:
    • Focus position control
    • Zoom position control
*In some cases, the firmware of these lenses needs to be updated in order to enable these enhancements. Contact your Canon dealer for details.
 
For further information, please refer to the latest version of the unit’s Instruction Manual that is released with the firmware update.
 
B&H carries the Canon ME20F-SH and ME200S-SH multi-purpose cameras.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/29/2018 6:37:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Today, B&H is featuring various photography/videography backpacks, bags and cases as its Deals of the Day.
 
Included in the deals:
 
  • Lowepro, Tamrac, Vinta S & Vanguard backpacks
  • Think Tank Photo, Peak Design & ONA shoulder bags
  • Ruggard, Setton & ONA laptop cases
  • Think Tank Photo Steroid Speed Belts & Lens Cases
  • Cases for DJI Drones & Gimbals
  • Cases for Pro Video & Tripods
Post Date: 11/29/2018 6:02:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma has released firmware update for its Mount Converter MC-11 EF-E and MC-11 SA-E that provides compatibility with the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports Lens.
 
From Sigma:
 
Mount Converter MC-11 Firmware v.1.20 (EF-E) & 1.14 (SA-E)*
 
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports.
* Before updating the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 firmware, please ensure SIGMA Optimization Pro has been updated to ver. 1.4.1 or later for Windows, and ver. 1.4.0 or later for Macintosh.
 
B&H carries the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports Lens.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/29/2018 5:46:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, November 28, 2018
(New York, New York) November 28, 2018 - ROKINON has introduced its new Special Performance (SP) 35mm f/1.2 Full Frame Lens for Canon EF mount. Designed for professional and advanced amateur Canon users, it joins the ROKINON SP 14mm f/2.4, SP 50mm f/1.2 and SP 85mm f/1.2 lenses.
 
This premium quality prime lens yields extraordinary image quality for 50 megapixel photos and 8K (8192 x 4320) video productions. It features a moderate wide angle of view with Full Frame Canon DSLRs and works as a “normal” lens with APS-C sensor models. Delivering superb optical performance even wide open, the impressively bright f/1.2 aperture and nine blade diaphragm provide selective focus control, beautiful bokeh, and starburst effects. It is a perfect lens choice for capturing a broad range of subjects in vivid colors and exceptional high resolution images such as nightscapes, portraits, architecture and anything in difficult lighting conditions.
 
The optical design of the ROKINON SP 35mm F1.2 boasts 12 elements in 10 groups and incorporates Extra-Low Dispersion, Aspherical and High Refractive lens components to ensure impressive image quality. Constructed of high quality aluminum alloy with an ergonomically designed shape and focusing control/grip, it delivers a luxurious look, excellent durability and comfortable use Additional features include an intuitive, damped and precise manual focus control, Canon’s exposure control modes are enabled, EXIF info is registered, and a non-rotating filter mount.
 
The new ROKINON SP 35mm F1.2 Full Frame High Speed for Canon EF mount will be available from authorized ROKINON dealers in January 2019 with a MSRP of $999.00.
 
B&H carries Rokinon lenses.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Rokinon News
Post Date: 11/28/2018 4:06:09 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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