Canon and Sony News for Aug 2021

 Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Canon USA refurbished inventory continues to be updated, and the RF 24-70, Mount Adapter EF-EOS R (only $63.99 — now is a good time to get a few more), and Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R (only $127.99) now appear to be in stock.

Post Date: 8/31/2021 9:52:43 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Check out today's B&H Deal Zone for big savings on:

  • ProGrade Digital 128GB CFexpress 2.0 Gold Memory Card – only $129.99 after $35.00 instant savings
  • Think Tank Photo Video Rig 18 Rolling Case (Black) – only $199.75 after $280.00 instant savings
  • Sirui VTJ-1.8 Video Travel Jib – only $284.90 after $400.00 instant savings, $15 MIR
  • & more!

See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for more excellent savings opportunities.

B&H also has used CFexpress memory cards and readers in stock.

My personal favorites, the ProGrade Digital 325GB CFexpress 2.0 Cobalt Memory Card (fast card) and ProGrade Digital CFexpress Type B & UHS-II SDXC Dual-Slot USB 3.2 Gen 2 Card Reader, are both available, along with numerous Sony TOUGH cards. Put your name on them.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/31/2021 7:44:11 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, August 30, 2021

Incredible deal: Canon USA has the Canon EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R (and many other EOS models) in stock for only $1,039.20 and $1,199.20.

The Canon USA Store refurbished cameras, lenses, and flashes inventory was just updated, including the RF 24-105 F4 L IS Lens. Take a moment to browse all of the Canon USA Store refurbished cameras, lenses, and flashes inventory.

Expect Canon USA refurbished gear to be like new with an as-new warranty and a great price.

Learn more about the cameras here: Canon EOS 5Ds Review.

Post Date: 8/30/2021 7:58:49 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

The excellent Canon EOS 5Ds R is in stock at B&H — only $1,499.00 ($2,400.00 instant savings).

This an extraordinary deal — tremendous image quality for the price.

Learn more here: Canon EOS 5Ds R Review.

Posted to: Canon News   Category: In Stock Notices
Post Date: 8/30/2021 2:54:25 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Just posted: Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens Review.

Find out how this standard zoom lens compares to the others in its class, including the directly-competing Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens.

The Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens is in stock at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX

Please share!

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 8/30/2021 8:35:13 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, August 27, 2021

The refurbished Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens is in stock at Canon USA.

This is an awesome lens: Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens Review.

Take a moment to browse the rest of the Canon USA Store refurbished cameras, lenses, and flashes inventory.

Expect Canon USA refurbished gear to be like new with an as-new warranty and a great price. The R5-tested RF 70-200 F2.8 image quality results on the site are from my refurbished lens.

Post Date: 8/27/2021 8:53:33 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Topaz Labs released Gigapixel AI v5.6 and put it on sale for only $79.99 (reg. $99.99) through Sep 16th.

"Buy Gigapixel AI once, own it for life with unlimited upgrades for 1 year."

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/27/2021 5:05:26 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Sony News   Category: In Stock Notices
Post Date: 8/27/2021 1:36:48 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

In June, at this latitude, there is not much time between sunset and sunrise. However, at this time of the year, in this location, there are few sunrises and sunsets worth sleeping through.

While driving at a high rate of speed (as permitted by the high posted speed limit on I90) toward the park this morning, I could see the beautiful sunrise color begin to show in the sky and feared being too late. Fortunately, that fear was unfounded.

Near the end of a narrow ridge, the camera could be positioned to capture just the end of that ridge, helping to emphasize the dramatic depth. The 15mm focal length was ideal for this big scene.

The Canon EOS R5 and Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens made this exposure-bracketed capture easy. However, ensuring that the blend between the sky and foreground was void of bright or dark edges while HDR stacking was a bit more challenging. With the foreground carefully separated from the background (in Photoshop), and its brightness reduced by a stop, there is plenty of latitude for changing my mind in a month or 5 years.

While this site's white background is perfect for product photos, it is a touch harsh for sample pictures. Head over to my portfolio site for a larger image on a darker background, a combination that improves especially this image's appearance.

Post Date: 8/27/2021 10:10:25 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Going fast: B&H has the Sony Alpha 1 in stock.

Posted to: Sony News   Category: In Stock Notices
Post Date: 8/27/2021 7:40:03 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, August 26, 2021

Time to find your student — these deals are substantial.

Through Sep 12 (or Oct 3rd for some deals), the following non-conclusive list of Sony gear is significantly discounted at B&H. With the requirements met, signing up for a B&H Education account is easy and very worthwhile.

Note that that the following Sony deal list is not complete, and at least the FE 20mm lens discount mentioned in the post title far exceeds the discount shown in the this table. Check the price for the Sony gear that has your interest at B&H.

Please share!

ModelDiscount
ILCE7C/B12%
ILCE7C/S12%
ILCE7CL/B12%
ILCE7CL/S12%
SEL100F28GM18%
SEL135F18GM20%
SEL14TC15%
SEL1635GM15%
SEL1635Z15%
SEL1655G16%
SEL1670Z18%
SEL16F2812%
SEL1813516%
SEL20F18G20%
SEL20TC15%
SEL200600G15%
SEL24105G/213%
SEL2424016%
SEL2470GM15%
SEL2470Z12%
SEL28F2020%
SEL30M3515%
SEL35F1812%
SEL35F18F15%
SEL35F28Z15%
SEL50F14Z15%
SEL50M2814%
SEL70300G14%
SEL70350G15%
SELC1635G/US20%
SELP18110G15%
NPFW5020%
NPFZ10020%
VGC3EM14%
VGC4EM14%
CEAG160T15%
CEAG80T15%
SFG128T/T115%
SFG64T/T115%
SFG32T/T115%
SFM64T/T115%
SFM128T/T115%
SFM256T/T115%

Again, check the EDU prices for all Sony gear at B&H.

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/26/2021 9:29:47 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Here are some additional notable deals at B&H:

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/26/2021 8:32:25 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Check out today's B&H Deal Zone for big savings on:

  • SanDisk 128GB Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC Memory Card – only $149.95 after $50.00 instant savings
  • Lenovo 15.6" IdeaPad Gaming 3 Laptop – only $599.00 after $150.00 instant savings
  • Movo Photo GH800 Carbon Fiber Professional Gimbal Tripod Head – only $129.95 after $70.00 instant savings
  • ONA Brixton Camera/Laptop Messenger Bag (Leather, Dark Truffle) – only $279.00 after $220.00 instant savings
  • Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Lens (for Nikon F) – only $299.00 after $350.00 instant savings
  • & more!

See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for more excellent savings opportunities.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/26/2021 8:05:45 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

B&H and Adorama are now accepting preorders for the affordable Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/26/2021 7:44:31 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The Tamron 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens likely sounds familiar. Tamron issued a development announcement for this model back in July.

Here is the formal announcement press release from Tamron:

TAMRON Announces the Launch of the World’s First[1] All-In-One Zoom with 16.6X Zoom Ratio for Sony E-mount

18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD (Model B061)

August 25, 2021, Commack, NY - Tamron USA, Inc. announces the launch date of the previously announced 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A[2] VC VXD. The Sony E-Mount model B061S will be on sale September 24, 2021, at $699 USD. Due to the current global health crisis, the release date or product supply schedule could change. The launch of the previously announced Fujifilm mount under development is expected this Fall.

The 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD covers a wide zoom range from approximately 27mm to 450mm in full-frame equivalent focal length. The first APS-C mirrorless camera zoom lens in the world with a 16.6x zoom ratio, the lens delivers the benefits of a versatile all-in-one zoom lens ideal for an extensive array of photographic scenarios. Its AF drive system uses Tamron’s VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism for superior quietness and agile performance. The lens includes special lens elements arranged precisely to maintain high resolution performance from edge-to-edge and provide high image quality making it the best of all all-in-one zoom lenses.

Moreover, with an MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 5.9" at the 18mm wide end and a remarkable maximum magnification ratio of 1:2, this lens performs astonishingly well when shooting up close. The lens is equipped with Tamron's proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism, effectively reducing image blur caused by camera shake in low-light conditions or in the ultra-telephoto range at slower shutter speeds.

Also, same as most other Tamron lenses for mirrorless cameras, the lens features a unified 67mm filter size. With a wide variety of other features for comfortable shooting, this is a highly versatile lens that allows you to easily enjoy high image quality from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

1. The world’s first 16.6x all-in-one zoom lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras

The 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD is the world's first lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras with a 16.6x zoom ratio, the greatest feature of this lens, covering wide angle to an ultra-telephoto range. The full-frame equivalent focal length range is from 27mm to 450mm. With this broad coverage, it empowers shooting in a wide variety of situations, including everyday life and travel snapshots, both wide-angle and dynamic ultra-telephoto landscape photography and macro photography.

2. Best-in-class, extremely fast and precise AF provided by VXD linear motor focus mechanism

The 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD utilizes Tamron's proprietary VXD linear motor focus mechanism. It achieves AF speed and precision that stand among the best of all all-in-one zoom lenses. Throughout its range, from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto, it provides precise AF shooting. Excellent when tracking a moving subject in focus, it is ideal when photographing animals, aircraft, railways, and other moving subjects. It’s extremely quiet, and therefore perfectly suited for both still and video shooting in conditions that demand silent operation.

3. MOD of 5.9” and maximum magnification ratio of 1:2 at wide end

With an MOD of 5.9” at the 18mm wide end and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2, the 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD performs amazingly well when shooting up close compared to other all-in-one zoom lenses[3]. It enables users to enjoy creative macro photography with highly blurred backgrounds, a feature unique to macro photography. As a pioneer in all-in-one zoom lenses, Tamron demonstrates unmatched originality in close-up shots.

4. The best image quality in its class

In terms of image quality, this new 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD is one of the best-performing all-in-one zoom lenses for APS-C mirrorless cameras. To achieve a zoom ratio of 16.6x while ensuring high image quality, the lens features a well-balanced arrangement of three hybrid aspherical elements and four LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements to effectively suppress optical aberrations. Throughout the zoom range, it maintains high resolving power from the center to the corners.

5. Outstanding VC stabilization

Despite its compact size, the lens is equipped with Tamron's proprietary VC mechanism. With or without image stabilization in the camera body, the VC included in this lens effectively mitigates camera shake that is likely to occur in low-light conditions indoors and at night. Furthermore, using AI technologies, the lens will choose the compensation characteristic for videography at focal lengths of 70mm or less.

6. Comfortably compact

7. User-friendly features (Moisture-Resistant Construction, Fluorine Coating, Zoom Lock switch)

8. Compatible with many camera-specific features and functions, including Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF

[1] Among interchangeable zoom lenses for APS-C mirrorless cameras (As of July, 2021: TAMRON)

[2] Di III-A: For APS-C format mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras

[3] When shooting at the MOD of 0.15m / 5.9" (at the wide end 18mm), the distance between the subject and the tip of lens is approximately 5mm (0.2"). Use precaution so that the front element does not touch the subject when shooting at MOD

Orders

Order the affordable Tamron 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens from B&H or Adorama.

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 8/25/2021 10:17:35 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Just posted: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro Art Lens Review.

Both thumbs up. Impressive lens.

The Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro Art Lens is in stock at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX

Rent the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro Art Lens from Lensrentals.

Please share!

Post Date: 8/25/2021 11:26:39 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

As usual, this gear is being sold to fund new gear to review. Check the updated list to see if anything fits into your kit. Most items are like new.

Today's list update includes a Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II Lens and many price drops.

Bryan's Used Gear for Sale

Brands available include Canon, Sony, Really Right Stuff, and more.
 

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/25/2021 9:21:23 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

B&H has a 9+ rated used Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM lens in stock. The $572.99 price is $110.00 lower than the $699.00 new price.

A 9+ rated used Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM Lens is also available.

Reviews

Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM Lens
Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM Lens

Posted to: Canon News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/25/2021 8:16:38 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Check out today's B&H Deal Zone for big savings on:

  • Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Lens (for Canon EF) – only $1,499.00 after $500.00 instant savings
  • Wise Advanced 1TB CFX-B Series CFexpress Memory Card with CFexpress / SDXC Card Reader – only $649.00 after $229.00 instant savings
  • WD 12TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive – only $229.00 after $80.00 instant savings
  • Manfrotto 608 Nitrotech Fluid Video Head and Aluminum Twin Leg Tripod with Ground Spreader – only $649.88 after $340.00 instant savings
  • & more!

See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for more excellent savings opportunities.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/25/2021 7:45:06 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Check out today's Adorama Deals of the Day (available until 10:00 AM tomorrow) for big savings on:

  • Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye, Manual Focus Lens with Removable Hood for Canon EF – only $185.00 after $84.00 instant savings
  • Litepanels Astra 6X Bi-Color LED Panel, with Gold Mount Battery Bracket – only $749.99 after $401.01 instant savings

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/24/2021 11:14:45 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

From B&H:

Godox Launches New Ving V860III Flash

Godox is launching the new Ving V860III Flash, available for Canon, FUJIFILM, Nikon, and Sony TTL systems. The sleek new speedlight supports Godox’s X wireless radio system and has a guide number of 197' at ISO 100 and 200mm. The flash head covers lenses from 20mm to 200mm, has a fastest flash duration of 1/20,000 second, and runs on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack that offers 450 flashes per charge.

Product Highlights:

• Built-In X Wireless Radio System
• Recycling 1.5 sec Full Power
• Guide Number: 197' at ISO 100
• Battery Gives 450 Full-Power Flashes
• Flash Coverage: 20-200mm
• Wireless Master/Slave TTL Functionality

Price: $229.00

Order the Godox Ving V860III TTL Li-Ion Flash from B&H.

The Godox Ving V860III TTL Li-Ion Flash is also badged as the Flashpoint Zoom Li-on III R2 TTL Speedlight Flash Kit at Adorama.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Godox News
Post Date: 8/24/2021 8:35:19 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

From Megadap:

Megadap Releases The First Ever Automatic Adapter for Sony E lenses on both Full Frame and APS-C Nikon Z Cameras

Hong Kong, 23rd August 2021 – Megadap, a new ambitious manufacturer who specialised in making camera lenses accessories, has just announced the launch of World’s first automatic Adapter ETZ11 for the full line-ups of Nikon Z mirrorless cameras (both Full frame and APS-C) to use Sony E lenses. Features like autofocus (AF-S / AF-C), aperture control and IBIS can now be retained. It can also work with MF lenses (with/without chips).

Much Higher Compatibility

Megadap ETZ11 supports a wide variety of third-party Sony E mount lenses adapted on Nikon Z cameras, in both automatic and manual mode shooting. ETZ11 allows E mount lenses from Zeiss, Sigma, Tamron, Voigtlander, and Samyang (Rokinon) to be used on Nikon Z cameras like native Z-mount lenses. It greatly improves the choices of lenses for Nikon Z users to use, especially Z50 and Zf-c owners.

Functions Upgrade

Megadap has spent countless of hours to optimize the firmware and ensured a much faster focusing speed for most of the compatible lenses when over similar adapters in the market. It is also first of its kind to be compatible with manual lenses without electronic chips. Camera IBIS is supported in AF-S/AF-C/MF modes. Auto aperture control and Aperture coupling (Aligned aperture values showing on the lens’ body) are also supported (e.g. Sony GM lenses with aperture ring, Zeiss Loxia lenses, Voigtlander VE lenses etc.) Smooth real-time focus tracking is allowed with ETZ11.

Effortless Firmware Update

An USB update tool is included in the packing of ETZ11. The update can easily be done by connecting the clip-on electronic contact spots on the adapter and plugging the USB end into a computer. Simply drag the updated firmware downloaded from Megadap official website (www.megadap.net) into the pop up folder (like working with a flash drive) and the update is done.

Premium Built Quality

High Quality Plating is applied on the surface of Megadap ETZ11 Autofocus adapter. 2mm thickness made of aluminium alloy is thin but though. Ultra-protection of the circuit board has been designed to protect the circuit board from daily uses. New design of the release button has enable users to press the button down with ease for quick installation. The adapter itself is light and thin, making the use of other brands’ lenses feel original.

Pricing and Availability

The retail price of a ETZ11 Automatic Adapter for Sony E to Nikon Z cameras is USD 249 in United States.

Order the Megadap Sony E Lens to Nikon Z-Mount Autofocus Adapter at B&H.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Megadap News
Post Date: 8/24/2021 8:16:17 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Check out today's B&H Deal Zone for big savings on Capture One Pro 21 (Download, Mac/Windows) – only $179.00 (save $120.00).

I use Capture One for all of my Sony image processing.

See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for more excellent savings opportunities.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/24/2021 7:51:17 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, August 23, 2021

Log into your PayPal account and click the Deals link (in the blue bar). Then scroll through the deals and offers looking for a "Get $75.00 USD off your next online purchase at B&H" option. If available, you are in for this great deal — click the "Get deal" button and read the fine print, including the expiration date (my deal says 8/26).

Maximizing the percentage discount made available by this offers means targeting a purchase just over the $375.00 minimum. The offer is still a good deal for higher-priced purchases, but at some point, for certain states, the B&H Payboo payment card becomes a better option.

As always, support us by using our B&H links to make this and all other purchases.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/23/2021 12:39:40 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Through August 31st and while supplies last, save 15% on PhotoCross Backpacks at Think Tank Photo.

Don't forget that you'll get a free gift and free USA shipping when using our links for your purchase ($50.00 minimum purchase required).

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/23/2021 11:07:54 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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