Canon and Sony News for Apr 2022

 Saturday, April 30, 2022

Be the first to check out at 9:15pm ET tonight when B&H reopens to score a used Canon RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM Lens for $1,459.95, a $240.00 (14%) savings vs. $1,699.00 new.

Learn more: Canon RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM Lens Review

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 4/30/2022 8:56:22 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, April 29, 2022

Expectations and additional information are now available on the Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G Lens page.

B&H is indicating that June 24th is the estimated ship date.

Order the Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G Lens from B&H | Adorama | Amazon | WEX

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 4/29/2022 12:46:12 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Post Date: 4/29/2022 9:00:44 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, April 28, 2022

In this video, Canon Explorer of Light Laretta Houston tells about one of her favorite high fashion photoshoots.

Learn more about this camera and lens:

Canon EOS R5 Review
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye Lens

Posted to: Canon News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 4/28/2022 1:52:28 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Closing out the NAB show with Apple iPad specials:

Through 4/30, save up to $50.00 on the Apple 8.3" iPad mini (6th Gen) and up to $100.00 on the Apple 12.9 iPad Pro M1 Chip Mid 2021 at B&H.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 4/28/2022 10:19:44 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Great deal only available until April 30th: The regular price for this tripod kit is $189.00, the included Manfrotto 494 Center Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate individually sells for $84.88, and the case is worth $22.99.

While supplies last, the Limited Edition Befree Advanced Camo Wild Green Travel Tripod with Head (made in Italy) is on sale for only $129.00 at Manfrotto.

The Manfrotto Spring Sale includes numerous other good deals.

Also attractive is "Up to 50% OFF on Manfrotto Professional Memory Cards" with fast SDXC V90 cards getting the big discount.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 4/28/2022 9:09:35 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Inventory update: Canon has the refurbished Canon RF 28-70mm F2 L USM Lens and many other RF lenses in stock.

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

This is the best event lens ever: Canon RF 28-70mm F2 L USM Lens Review

Post Date: 4/28/2022 9:05:04 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

The impressive refurbished Canon RF 100-500mm Lens is now in stock at Canon USA.

Take a moment to browse the entire Canon USA Store refurbished camera, lens, and flash inventory.

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

Learn more: Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens Review

Post Date: 4/28/2022 8:59:01 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Preorders for the Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II Lens go live at 10:00 AM ET on Thu, Apr 28th. I expect this lens to be hard to get for a long time and recommend preordering immediately.

Support this site by ordering the Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II Lens from B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX

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Post Date: 4/28/2022 8:50:33 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

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

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See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 4/28/2022 8:14:13 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Post Date: 4/28/2022 7:04:13 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, April 27, 2022

A considerable amount of information is now available on the Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II Lens page.

The version I and version II lens MTF comparison is especially interesting.

From a specifications perspective, here is the Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II Lens compared to the Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM Lens.

Preorders begin at 10:00 AM ET on Thu, Apr 28th. I expect this lens to be hard to get for a long time and recommend preordering immediately at that time.

Support this site by ordering the Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II Lens from B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX

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Posted to: Sony News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 4/27/2022 1:49:56 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

From Sony:

Sony Electronics Introduces New FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II, the World’s Smallest and Lightest F2.8 Standard Zoom Lens

Newest G Master™ Series Lens in Sony’s Mirrorless E-mount Lineup with Industry-leading Optical Design, Unique Actuator Technologies, Advanced Autofocus and More

SAN DIEGO, CA – April 27, 2022 – Sony Electronics Inc. announced today the 67th lens in its mirrorless E-mount lineup – the highly-anticipated, FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II (model – SEL2470GM2). Sony developed the world’s lightest F2.8 standard zoom lens[i] using its leading lens technology to deliver stunning resolution and beautiful bokeh known to Sony’s “G Master” series. The FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II is one of the most versatile lenses in the line-up and was created for photographers, videographers, and hybrid content creators.

“Six years have passed since Sony released the first 24-70 mm F2.8 G Master and in that time, our customers’ needs have changed,” said Yang Cheng, Vice President, Imaging Solutions, Sony Electronics Inc. “We are always listening to our community and have designed the new FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II around feedback from creators. Knowing the 24-70 mm focal length is extremely popular, it was imperative that we continue improving to bring our most advanced technology to such a critical lens in our customers’ kit. Today, we are thrilled to introduce the world’s smallest and lightest F2.8 standard zoom lens.”

Evolved Image Quality in a Zoom Lens that Rivals Prime Lenses[i]

The FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II is great for a compact yet versatile set up and allows users to capture extremely sharp, detailed imagery for both stills and video. The new lens features high resolution across the frame—even with the aperture wide open. A completely redesigned optical path features five aspherical elements, including two high-precision XA (extreme aspherical) elements. The FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II also includes two ED (extra-low dispersion) plus two Super ED glass elements. Combined with a new floating focus mechanism, the lens effectively controls chromatic aberration, astigmatism, distortion and coma so that outstanding resolution is achieved throughout the image area at all zoom and aperture settings.

Even when shooting in challenging lighting conditions, the FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II achieves excellent clarity by effectively subduing flare and ghosting. This is thanks to Sony’s original Nano AR Coating II, which produces a uniform anti-reflecting coating on the lens surface. The FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II produces stunning bokeh throughout the zoom range with beautiful and almost perfectly circular bokeh with its advanced optical design and a newly developed 11-blade aperture unit.

In this new 24-70 mm design, this lens delivers outstanding close-up performance with a minimum focusing distance of 8.25 inches (0.21 meters) at 24 mm and 12 inches (0.30 meters) at 70 mm, and with a maximum magnification of 0.32x.

Fast and Precise Autofocus

The FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II achieves reliable focus by using four of Sony’s original XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors, a floating focus mechanism and advanced lens control – even when shooting a fast-moving subject. In addition, the lens supports up to 30 fps[ii] continuous shooting for stills and 4K 120p video recording with autofocus.

The FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II enables full AF tracking performance even when shooting stills with the aperture stopped down, making it possible to use deeper depth of field to ensure that moving subjects remain in sharp focus when shooting continuously[iii]. The lens’ AF tracking performance while zooming is approximately two times better than the previous model[iv].

Refined Capabilities for Creative Filmmaking

With its constant F2.8 maximum aperture, astounding AF performance, versatile control, and solid reliability, the FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II is designed for all types of video applications. The FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II offers extremely quiet AF operation, thanks to the XD Linear Motors and a newly developed aperture unit. Using the latest lens technology, the FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II reduces focus breathing, focus shift and axial shift when zooming for smooth video footage. This lens also supports the breathing compensation function[v] provided in compatible Alpha series cameras.

As an added benefit for advanced video creation, the newest lens includes Linear Response MF (manual focus) that ensures high repeatability when focusing manually as the focus ring responds directly and repeatedly to subtle control. It also includes an aperture ring making manual aperture/iris control fast, direct, and easy. The dedicated iris ring enables click-less control to achieve smooth depth of field transitions.

Unrivaled Mobility

Designed to perfectly pair with Sony’s compact Alpha™ system E-mount cameras, the FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II is the world’s smallest and lightesti 24-70 mm F2.8 zoom in its class and offers unprecedented shooting flexibility and freedom in a wide range of situations. The FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II weighs just 24.6 ounces (695 grams), approximately 20% less (7 ounces) than the original 24-70 mm F2.8 G Master. The lens’ length has been reduced by 16 mm, and overall volume has been reduced by approximately 18%.

Reliability and Improved Control

The new FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II was developed based on feedback from professionals to offer even better control and usability than preceding models. This model includes:

  • Zoom smoothness switch to adjust zoom ring torque either Tight or Smooth
  • A newly added aperture ring with click ON/OFF switch and iris lock switch
  • Two customizable focus hold buttons
  • The focus ring that responds directly and linearly to subtle control when focusing manually
  • New lens hood design with opening to control circular polarizing filters (dia. 82mm)
  • The center of gravity back toward the mount for improved handling and operation
  • An updated dust and moisture resistant[vi] design provides extra reliability for outdoor use in challenging conditions. The buttons and switches are fitted with rubber gaskets, and a rubber ring seals the lens mount. The front lens element also features a fluorine coating that repels water, oil, and other contaminants, while making it easier to wipe off any contaminants or fingerprints that become attached to the lens surface.

Pricing and Availability

The new FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II will be available in June for approximately $2,300.00 USD and $3,000.00 CAD and will be sold at a variety of Sony’s authorized dealers throughout North America.

Orders

Preorders begin at 10:00 AM ET on Thu, Apr 28th. I expect this lens to be hard to get for a long time and recommend preordering immediately at that time.

Support this site by ordering the Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II Lens from B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX

More Information

Watch the Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II Lens page for more information.

Videos

A product video of the new FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II

Notes

[i] MTF chart comparison

[ii] When paired with the Alpha 1. “Hi+” continuous shooting mode. Effective at 1/125 seconds or higher shutter speed. In AF-C mode at shutter speed of 1/250 seconds or higher. The maximum continuous frame rate will depend on the shooting mode.

[iii] With a compatible camera and the camera’s [Aperture Drive in AF] parameter set to [Focus Priority]. See Sony’s support page on the web for camera compatibility info.

[iv] Sony tests. Compared to SEL2470GM.

[v] Compatibility info at: https://www.sony.net/dics/breathing/ Available in movie mode only. Angle of view and image quality may change slightly when this function is used. Compensation may not be able to cover all situations.

[vi] Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sony Announcements
Post Date: 4/27/2022 9:17:54 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Check out the just announced edelkrone JibONE v2 Motion Control Jib Arm at B&H.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: edelkrone News
Post Date: 4/27/2022 9:54:55 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

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

  • Manfrotto 504X Fluid Video Head & MVTTWINMA Aluminum Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader – only $569.88 after $347.00 instant savings
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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: 4/27/2022 8:25:30 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Check out the new, rugged Samsung T7 Shield Portable SSDs with an up to $50.00 introductory savings at B&H.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Samsung News
Post Date: 4/26/2022 12:30:44 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

I spent part of last week cleaning up the currently available vs. out of stock and discontinued status of the lenses on the site, saying farewell to an especially large number of Canon EF lenses. While some of those lenses should have been discontinued a long time ago, it was sad and nostalgic to let others go.

The bottom line is that, as I said recently, it is time to make the move to mirrorless.

With the EF lineup significantly impacted, I thought it would be interesting to again sort out Canon's 10 oldest lenses. What has changed since the over-4-year-old and over-6-year-old lists?

Here is the bottom 10 list in oldest to youngest sequence.

ModelYear Introduced 
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens Buy1991  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy1992  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens Buy1993  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens Buy1996  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon MP-E 65mm Macro Lens Buy1999  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM Lens Buy1999  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens Buy2003  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy2004  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens Buy2004  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy2004  B&H | Adorama | Amazon

Perhaps my biggest surprise in the above list is that the Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens is still on the shelf. The Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Tilt-Shift Macro Lens has a feature superset and optical performance far surpassing the old lens. While the L lens's price also far surpasses the old TS-E 90, the 30-year-old lens that won't go away is still rather expensive.

The Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens has long been a great value portrait lens, offering good build and image quality and quick USM AF for a low price. 85mm image quality has come a long way since this lens's inception.

While the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens produces soft image quality at wide apertures, it is a small and affordable lens. For years, this was the best Canon lens available in this favorite focal length.

The Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens's ultra-wide aperture and fast AF made it a first choice for its low light and background blur performance. L-grade build quality combined with a relatively low price added to this lens's appeal. This lens's image quality was greatly loved but now surpassed.

The Canon MP-E 65mm Macro Lens is a unique, fun lens that has relatively low popularity.

The Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM Lens is a great (cheap) option for the manufacturer to add to a camera kit to make the buyer thinks they are getting a better deal.

We loved the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens when it arrived. Eventually, the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens arrived with dramatically better image quality. The 17-40 should have been retired many years ago from an image quality perspective. However, it offers an ultra-wide-angle L-zoom lens option to the budget-constrained photographer.

Since its inception, the Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens has been a good general-purpose lens option for the APS-C kit. This lens features good image quality, a great range of focal lengths, decent build quality, image stabilization, and USM AF.

The Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens was Canon's first APS-C lens to offer ultra-wide angles of view to the APS-C cameras. It remains beside the EF-S 10-18mm IS STM Lens in the EF-S lineup.

There is no Canon equivalent to the EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens. While this lens has L-series goodness, a size, weight, and image quality penalty is paid for the long focal length range.

That concludes the 2022 roundup of the oldest Canon lenses.

What was the newest Canon lens to be discontinued? That would be the Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens, formerly the optimal budget full-frame DSLR kit lens.

Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 4/26/2022 12:00:49 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Canon has released first quarter 2022 financial results to the Investor Relations page.

Presentation Material
Results
Supplementary Data

Imaging System Relevant Quotes from the Presentation Material

During the quarter, countries prioritized economic activity even as the Omicron variant spread Despite this, the global economy outlook became increasingly unclear due to accelerated inflation caused by supply shortages as well as the Ukraine issues.

In response to continuing parts shortages and logistical constraints, we have worked to maximize production by switching to alternative parts, cultivating new suppliers, negotiating with suppliers and by adopting a flexible production system. As a result, we were able to supply products largely in line with our plan, increasing net sales by 4.4 to 879.4 billion yen, and maintaining momentum, posting our fifth consecutive quarter of sales growth.

While being impacted by increases in material, logistical, and other costs, we promoted further efficiency based on a solid earnings foundation that was established through structural reform and re organizing into industry oriented groups. As a result, we were able to raise our performance even amid the unstable business environment, achieving an increase in profit of 76.1 billion yen in operating profit and 46.0 billion yen in net income.

As for Imaging, although we posted an increase in net sales thanks to growth in interchangeable lens unit sales, profit decreased due to the booking of one off expenses linked to the closing of a factory.

Changes in exchange rates, in particular the yen’s depreciation against the U S dollar, had a positive impact on operating profit of 11.0 billion yen.

As for costs, although the impact was negative due to the rise in parts pricing and logistical costs, we were able to partially offset this impact by raising the price of our products.

As for expenses, while we continued to invest in the development and sales of new businesses, overall expenses decreased due to special factors, including the sale of an office that was determined unnecessary after a review of branch functions by our U.S. sales company and the closing of a production site.

We expect inflation to continue in the form of higher prices for resources, energy, and food, resulting from the conflict in Ukraine and the prolonged impact of COVID 19 For these reasons the IMF lowered its world economic outlook for growth this year to 3.6. However, the movement of countries toward economic normalization is expect to continue.

Under these circumstances, we cannot accurately predict when the parts shortage situation, which is the major reason for the product supply shortage, will settle down, but expect the situation to gradually improve as we enter the second half of the year. However, one year has passed since we started implementing measures such as switching to alternative parts through design change, finding new suppliers, and setting up production structures at multiple sights and company wide efforts are showing steady results.

As for our products, expectations for strong demand remains unchanged and by steadily supplying products, we will link backorders as well as regular orders to sales. Based on this, we raised our projection for sales by 110 0 billion yen, bringing the total close to 4 trillion, as we aim to grow 13.3 to 3 trillion 980.0 billion yen.

As for profit, we expect to increase net income by 17.4 to 252 billion yen and raise operating profit by 27.7 to 360.0 billion yen We will achieve this by offsetting the effects of various cost increases through price increases, cost reductions, and expense savings, based on the solid profit structure we have built up through reforms we have implemented so far.

Changes in exchange rate assumptions, in particular expectations that the yen will remain weak against the U S dollar, is forecasted to have a positive 25.2 billion yen impact on operating profit.

As for costs, we will absorb the significant impact, which mainly consists of international shipping costs, by appropriately reflecting this in our pricing.

Canon Releases Q1 2022 Financial Results – Imaging

Demand, mainly coming from professionals and advanced amateurs, continues to be strong as full frame mirrorless cameras released by each company stimulates the market. As a result, we expect the 2022 market to grow by 5% compared to last year to 5.65 million units, which also includes some carry over from last year due to supply shortages

In the first quarter, unit sales of interchangeable lens cameras were below those of last year due to product supply shortages. However, sales increased due to a rise in average selling prices, as we prioritized the supply of high end models such as the EOS R 5 and EOS R 6 and also due to a significant increase in sales of RF lenses.

For the full year, even as the shortage of parts continues, we will continue to increase our product supply by using parts secured through purchases from new suppliers or by switching to alternative parts. At the same time, we will work to achieve our aim of sales and profit growth, fulfilling backorders to sell 3 million units, 10% more than last year.

This year as well, we will promote the enhancement of our lineup of camera bodies and interchangeable lenses, which include two new Super-telephoto fixed focal length RF lenses announced in February. As long telephoto lenses with focal lengths of 1200 mm and 800 mm, these lenses are extremely compact and lightweight, features that are expected to contribute to more people purchasing them.

Going forward, we will continue to enhance the overall value of the R system, including bodies and lenses to solidify our position as a top manufacturer of mirrorless cameras.

Buy your Canon cameras, lens, and accessories at B&H.

Posted to: Canon News   Category: Canon Announcements
Post Date: 4/26/2022 9:02:25 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

From Lexar:

LEXAR UNVEILS THE WORLD’S FASTEST CFEXPRESS TYPE B CARD DIAMOND SERIES AND CFEXPRESS TYPE A CARD GOLD SERIES

San Jose, USA, April 25, 2022 – Lexar, a leading brand of flash memory solution, proudly unveils the world’s fastest Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type B Card DIAMOND Series and Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A Card GOLD Series at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) event this week in Las Vegas, Nevada.

From field to post production, Lexar aims to provide our users products that offer unmatched quality, performance, reliability and compatibility to dramatically accelerate workflow from start to finish.

To meet the demand of high-performance memory solution needed for professional filmmakers and content creators, the Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type B Card DIAMOND Series provides unmatched read speeds of up to 1900MB/s, dramatically accelerating your post-production workflow for enhanced productivity. And with blazing-fast write speeds of up to 1700MB/s1, quickly capture smooth RAW 8K, 6K and 4K video with ease. It is also backwards compatible with select XQD® cameras2.

Designed to leverage the capabilities of next-gen cinema cameras and mirrorless camera adopting the CFexpress™ Type A format, Lexar also unveils the Professional CFexpress™ Type A Card GOLD Series. Featuring superior speeds of 900MB/s read, and 800MB/s1 write, this card allows you to capture high-quality images and seamless 8K, 6K and 4K video. Lexar will also launch the CFexpress™ Type A Reader, which supports ultra-high-speed USB 10Gbps transfer protocol via USB Type-C®, in the coming months.

The cards support VPG 400 specification which guarantees a minimum sustained write speed of 400MB/s to capture professional-quality video for compatible host devices. Designed specifically for professional video users, it also ensures that your content is captured seamlessly with no drop frames. Moreover, they are built with the rugged durability you need to capture content even in the harshest of conditions. The cards are designed to be shock and vibration-proof, and resistant to extreme temperatures3. And, for added peace of mind, both cards are backed by a Lifetime Limited Warranty4.

“Lexar has a long history of providing industry leading memory solution for professional users and we are excited to continue this tradition with the world’s fastest Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type B Card DIAMOND Series and Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A Card GOLD Series. These cards will dramatically help professionals speed up their workflow while providing the quality, performance and reliability they’ve come to expect from Lexar.” said Joel Boquiren, General Manager of Lexar.

Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type B Card DIAMOND Series and Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A Card GOLD Series are under development and will be available in Q2 2022.

Lexar is exhibiting at this year’s NAB Tradeshow held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, from April 24th – 27th.

1 Speeds based on internal testing. Actual sustained speed may vary depending on host device

2 Compatible with firmware enabled CFexpress™ cameras

3 Temperature-proof: Withstands operating temperature range from 14ºF (-10ºC) to 158ºF (70 ºC) and non-operating temperatures from -4ºF (-20ºC) or 185ºF (85 ºC).

Shock resistant (50[G], 11[ms] / half sine wave.Apply the above impact 3 times from each of 3 orthogonal directions.)

Vibration resistant (10[Hz] to 2000[Hz] to 10[Hz], Sweep time: 20 minutes. 12 cycles per axis, (36 cycles for 3 axes) , Test time: 12[hr]).

4 Limited lifetime warranty is limited to 10 years from purchase in Germany and regions not recognizing lifetime warranty

 
So Lexar, owned by Chinese company Longsys, lays claim to the "World's Fastest" title.

If read speed is important to you, this card's claim matters, "... dramatically accelerating your post-production workflow for enhanced productivity." Write speed is the factor in play during capture, and the 1700 part of the "up to 1700MB/s" write speed is also extremely fast.

Temporing is the "minimum sustained write speed of 400MB/s" part. While 400MB/s is the minimum sustained write speed required to obtain the VPG 400 specification, is that the true minimum sustained write speed of this card? If so, the speed is less impressive, as other long-available cards have minimum sustained specs that far surpass this minimum spec.

Get your Lexar CFexpress Card at B&H.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Lexar News
Post Date: 4/26/2022 8:36:38 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, April 25, 2022

Select refurbished cameras, lenses, and flashes (mostly cameras) are on sale at Canon USA.

Some examples:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV – only $1,999.00 (reg. $2,439.99)
  • Canon EOS R – only $1,299.00 (reg. $1,629.00)
  • Canon EOS R w/ 24-105mm Lens – only $2,099.00 (reg. $2,609.00)
  • Canon EOS 6D II – only $899.00 (reg. $1,259.00)
  • Canon EOS 90D w/ 18-135mm Lens – only $999.00 (reg. $1,299.00)

Take a moment to browse the entire Canon USA Store refurbished camera, lens, and flash inventory.

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

Post Date: 4/25/2022 7:47:18 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

An extensive list of NAB show specials are live at B&H. Note that some specials require coupon code BHNAB22 but clicking the show specials link on the home page should auto apply the code.

Save $600.00 on the Sony a7R IIIA Mirrorless Camera and save $300.00 on the Sony a7R IVA Mirrorless Camera.

Don't miss today's B&H NAB Deal Zone for big savings on:

  • Cartoni Focus 8 Fluid Head with Red Lock Tripod System – only $799.00 after $436.00 instant savings (similar to the just-reviewed Cartoni Focus 10 Fluid Video Head)
  • Syrp Genie One Motion Control Pan Head/Linear Drive – only $199.88 after $282.00 instant savings
  • Lume Cube Panel Mini & Ball Head Camera Mount with 3/8"-16 Light Stand Adapter – only $49.99 after $25.00 instant savings
  • Feelworld F6 Plus 5.5" 4K HDMI Monitor – only $119.99 after $70.00 instant savings
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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: 4/25/2022 7:26:40 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Sunday, April 24, 2022

This morning's sunrise delivered the highly desired pink sky to the west as I was overlooking the incredible landscape from Zabriskie Point in Death Valley National Park. That is a perfect combination, right?

What if the colorful sunrise sky color does not match the tone of the landscape? Warming the sky reduced its purpleness, bringing the color tones into closer alignment, but does the pink sky complement the yellow and brown landscape in this example? Or, does that combination clash?

Attractive distant details abound at Zabriskie, making foreground details easy to overlook. This composition takes advantage of the lines and texture in a nearby rolling hill just off the point.


A larger version of this image is available here.

Post Date: 4/24/2022 7:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

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Post Date: 4/24/2022 7:09:40 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, April 22, 2022

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Post Date: 4/22/2022 11:53:10 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

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Post Date: 4/22/2022 8:17:08 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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