Canon and Sony News for May 2022

 Friday, May 27, 2022

Photographers and videographers like fast drives too. From Lexar:

Lexar Announces New Lexar® SL660 BLAZE Gaming Portable SSD

Key Features:

  • Take your gaming experience to the next level with blazing-fast USB 3.2 Gen2x2 performance of up to 2000MB/s read and 1900MB/s write1
  • Enhance your gameplay with vibrant colors of RGB LEDs
  • Features a premium aluminum enclosure with a sandblasted finish for added protection, shock and vibration resistance2
  • Designed to be seen next to your console or gaming rigs, the Lexar SL660 BLAZE Gaming Portable SSD comes with a detachable stand for added style
  • Includes 256-bit AES encryption software solution to protect files securely
  • Features a USB Type-C (USB-C) port that includes a USB Type-C to Type-C cable and a USB Type-C to standard USB Type-A cable
  • Five year limited warranty

San Jose ,USA, November 26th, 2022 — Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory solutions, is proud to announce the new Lexar® SL660 BLAZE Gaming Portable SSD. The new drive offers gamers the latest USB 3.2 Gen2x2 technology and blazing-fast NVMe performance with speeds up to 2000MB/s read and 1900MB/s write1. It is perfect for boosting the performance of your consoles and premium gaming rigs.

Beyond the outstanding performance, it’s got style. The new Lexar® SL660 BLAZE Gaming Portable SSD comes with RGB LEDs to create a lively atmosphere rendering your gameplay more dynamic and adding a touch of color to your gaming setup.

Also, the Lexar® SL660 BLAZE Gaming Portable SSD is stylish as it is durable and built with a premium aluminum enclosure and features a sandblasted finish for added protection against shock and vibration. It features advanced security software with 256-bit AES encryption to protect essential files against corruption, loss, and deletion.

The Lexar® SL660 BLAZE Gaming Portable SSD is versatile that it comes with a USB Type-C (USB-C) port that includes a USB Type-C to Type-C cable and a USB Type-C to standard USB Type-A cable to add to the ease of your use.

“Lexar is committed to expanding the gaming product portfolio. The Lexar® SL660 BLAZE Gaming Portable SSD is aimed at the growing gaming population. Bringing blazing-fast speed, vibrant RGB LEDs, and added style elevates your gaming experience and performance to the next level.” Said Joel Boquiren, General Manager of Lexar.

The Lexar® SL660 BLAZE Gaming Portable SSD is available this month for purchase online.

All Lexar product designs undergo extensive testing in the Lexar Quality Labs, facilities with more than 1,100 digital devices, to ensure performance, quality, compatibility, and reliability. For more information visit www.lexar.com

Orders

The new Lexar 512GB and 1TB SL660 BLAZE Gaming USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C Portable SSDs are in stock at B&H.

1Up to 2000MB/s read transfer, write transfer speeds lower. Speeds based on internal testing. Actual performance may vary.

2Shock resistance (50G, duration 11ms, Half Sine Wave) and vibration resistance (10~2000Hz, 1.5mm, 20G, 1 Oct/min, 30min/axis(X,Y,Z)). Based on internal testing. Actual performance may vary.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Lexar News
Post Date: 5/27/2022 2:34:20 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Watch the June 1 8:00 AM EDT Sigma announcement here:

From Sigma Global:

6/1 21:00 JST | Online New Products Presentation “SIGMA STAGE ONLINE”

Information

Thank you for purchasing and using our products.

We are pleased to announce the holding of an online event “SIGMA STAGE ONLINE”, which is a presentation of new products. It will be held on Wednesday, June 1st, 2022, from JST 21:00.

Date:
Wednesday, June 1st, 2022, JST 21:00. (about 30 minutes)

URL:
SIGMA official Youtube channel: https://youtu.be/BU8M7PJoSaI

If you are interested, please have a look.

For further information, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary / distributor.

*We cannot answer inquiries about the content of the announcement, such as product outlines.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 5/25/2022 4:34:36 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Especially with the expected high popularity of these camera models combined with ongoing supply chain issues, it is highly probable that the new Canon gear will be hard to get. Preorder immediately to take your place at the front of the line and then sort out the details.

Canon EOS R7

($1,499.00 body or $1,898.00 with RF-S 18-150mm lens)

Order the Canon EOS R7 from B&H | Adorama | Canon USA | WEX

Canon EOS R10

($979.00 body, $1,099.00 with RF-S 18-45mm lens, or $1,379.00 with RF-S 18-150mm lens)

Order the Canon EOS R10 from B&H | Adorama | Canon USA | WEX

Canon RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens

Order the Canon RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens from B&H | Adorama | Canon USA | WEX

Canon RF-S 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens

Order the Canon RF-S 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens from B&H | Adorama | Canon USA | WEX

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   
Post Date: 5/24/2022 12:01:02 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Canon just introduced some outstanding new gear:

Canon EOS R7 Hands-On Review (mostly completed, more to come)

Canon EOS R10 Hands-On Review (mostly completed, more to come)

Canon RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens (specs and product images)

Canon RF-S 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens (specs and product images)

Notes

  • The RF-S 18-45mm features a new optical design.
  • The RF-S 18-150mm shares the optical design of the Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM, a high performing lens.
  • The EOS M series remains highly popular and is not discontinued — the R10 is not a replacement for the M6 II.
  • The R10 and R7 do not have battery grips available or the bottom positioning hole provisions for one.
  • The RF mount and all of its benefits transfer to the new cameras and lenses.
  • Full-frame R series cameras function normally (in crop mode) when RF-S lenses are mounted.

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Post Date: 5/24/2022 12:02:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

From Canon USA:

TIME TO LEVEL UP: CANON ANNOUNCES EOS R7 AND EOS R10, THE FIRST EOS R-SERIES CAMERAS WITH APS-C IMAGING SENSORS

New RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM Standard Zoom Lenses Also Announced

Canon EOS R10 with RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Compared to Canon EOS R7 with RF-S 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Front View

MELVILLE, NY, May 24, 2022 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the launch of the new EOS R7 and EOS R10 camera bodies, Canon’s first EOS R-series models with smaller-size APS-C imaging sensor.

Ideal for hobbyists and general photography enthusiasts, the EOS R7 is the quintessential camera to take your photography to the next level. It is a powerful camera choice for those seeking an upgrade to their travel and vacation photos or to capture life-long family memories while opening a new world of creative and professional possibilities. The EOS R10 is perfect for content creators looking for a camera option to capture high-quality action videos and images of sports, wildlife, and motorsports.

As the market share leader for mirrorless cameras in the United States during Q1 of 20221, Canon looks to solidify their position with the addition of new offerings within the EOS R lineup. EOS R7 and EOS R10 provide enhanced video functions and accessories, such as the new multifunction shoe with EOS R7, while still maintaining a high-level ease of use. With a robust mirrorless system at their core, these cameras provide users with a powerful telephoto reach through both still image and video due to the 1.6x crop factor that comes with APS-C sensor cameras.

Canon EOS R10 with RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Compared to Canon EOS R7 with RF-S 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Back View

In addition to its compact size and ease of use, the EOS R7 and EOS R10 also feature:

  • 32 million pixels (EOS R7) and 24 million pixels (EOS R10), APS-C size image sensor
  • Autofocus (AF): subject detection inherited from EOS R3
  • Up to 15 frames per second (FPS) mechanical shutter
  • First Canon APS-C camera with up to 7.0 stops Coordinated Image Stabilization (EOS R7 only)
  • Dual memory card slots (EOS R7 only)
  • Full width 4K video recording at 60p (EOS R7 only), 30p and 24p
  • Record each clip over thirty (30) minutes2
  • Up to 30FPS with electronic shutter (EOS R7 only)
  • Dust and moisture resistant (EOS R7 only)
  • In-body image stabilization (EOS R7 only)

Alongside the camera bodies, Canon will release new RF-S lenses – a series of RF-mount lenses that are optimized for the smaller APS-C sensor size of the new EOS R camera system. Marked as the RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM lenses, these will be the standard zoom lenses for the EOS R7 and EOS R10 cameras. The RF-S 18-45mm provides an 18-45mm focal length, but users will experience a field of view equivalent to 29-72mm lens coverage on a full-frame camera. The RF-S18-150mm lens is a longer-range standard zoom, equivalent to 29-240mm lens coverage on a full frame. While ideal for the new EOS R10 and EOS R7 APS-C sized sensor bodies, these lenses can be used for any R-series camera.

Canon EOS R10 with RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Compared to Canon EOS R7 with RF-S 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Top View

Price & Availability

The Canon EOS R10 camera body will be available for an estimated retail price of $979.993. The Canon RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens with the EOS R10 will have an estimated retail price of $1,099.003. The Canon RF-S18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM lens with the EOS R10 will have an estimated retail price of $1,379.003.

The Canon EOS R7 camera body will be available for an estimated retail price $1,499.003. The Canon RF-S18-150mm lens F3.5-6.3 IS STM with the EOS R7 will have an estimated retail price of $1,899.003.

The RF-S18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM lens will be available for an estimated retail price $499.993, while the RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens will have an estimated retail price of $299.993. All products will be available in late 2022.

Orders

Especially with the expected high popularity of these camera models combined with ongoing supply chain issues, it is highly probable that the new Canon gear will be hard to get. Preorder immediately to take your place at the front of the line and then sort out the details.

Canon EOS R7

($1,499.00 body or $1,898.00 with RF-S 18-150mm lens)

Order the Canon EOS R7 from B&H | Adorama | Canon USA | WEX

Canon EOS R10

($979.00 body, $1,099.00 with RF-S 18-45mm lens, or $1,379.00 with RF-S 18-150mm lens)

Order the Canon EOS R10 from B&H | Adorama | Canon USA | WEX

Canon RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens

Order the Canon RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens from B&H | Adorama | Canon USA | WEX

Canon RF-S 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens

Order the Canon RF-S 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens from B&H | Adorama | Canon USA | WEX

1 Source: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service, U.S., Jan. - March 2022 combined.

2 Video may stop due to battery level, card capacity, or internal temperature.

3 Specifications, availability and prices are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary

Post Date: 5/24/2022 12:01:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, May 20, 2022

Just posted: Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens Review

This lens is available in Sony E and Leica L mounts.

Order the Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens from B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX

Rent the Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens from Lensrentals.

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Posted to: Sony News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 5/20/2022 7:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Just posted: Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens Review

This lens is available in Canon EF-M, Sony E, Leica L, Fujifilm X, and Micro Four Thirds mounts.

Save $75.00 instantly via the current Sigma promotion.

Order the Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens from B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX

Rent the Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens from Lensrentals.

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Post Date: 5/18/2022 6:01:38 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

From Sony Marketing Inc.:

Dear customers

Notice of release date of "FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II" lens for digital single-lens camera a E mount

Thank you for your continued patronage of Sony products.

At the time of the press announcement on April 27, 2022 (Wednesday), the release date was set to "scheduled to be released in the summer of 2022". Digital single-lens camera a E mount lens "FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II" We would like to inform you that the release date has been decided.

[Target product]

Digital single-lens camera a E mount lens "FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II"

[Release date]

[April 27, 2022 (Wednesday) announcement] Scheduled to be released in the summer of 2022 – June 10, 2022 (Friday)

Learn more here: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II Lens

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sony Announcements
Post Date: 5/18/2022 8:39:58 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

From Sony Marketing Inc.:

Dear customers

Notice regarding release date and supply of digital single-lens camera a E mount lens "FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G (SELP1635G)"

Thank you for your continued patronage of Sony products.

The release date of "FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G (SELP1635G)", which was announced on April 21, 2022 (Thursday), has been decided. In addition, we have suspended order acceptance, but we will inform you as there are changes in the supply status.

[Target product]

Digital single-lens camera a E mount lens "FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G"

[Release date]

[Notice on Thursday, April 21, 2022] Scheduled to be released in the summer of 2022 ? Friday, May 27, 2022

[About product order acceptance]

After the announcement on April 21, 2022 (Thursday), it was stated that "order acceptance will be suspended", but the suspension of order acceptance will be canceled after 10:00 am on May 19, 2022 (Thursday). However, we will consider it as a "product that takes time to deliver".

Learn more and preorder here: Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G Lens

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sony Announcements
Post Date: 5/18/2022 8:33:26 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Just posted: Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens Review

This lens is available in Canon EF-M, Sony E, Leica L, Fujifilm X, and Micro Four Thirds mounts.

Take advantage of the $75.00 instant savings available on this already great value lens (Fujifilm X mount excluded).

Order the Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens from B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX

Rent the Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens from Lensrentals.

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Post Date: 5/17/2022 7:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Just posted: MindShift Gear Filter Nest Mini Review.

The next step in bettering the kit.

The MindShift Gear Filter Nest Mini has been backordered everywhere, but it just showed up in stock at B&H

Watch for the Filter Nest Mini to arrive at Think Tank Photo | Adorama | WEX

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Post Date: 5/17/2022 7:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, May 13, 2022

"Capture One 22 (15.2.1) is a service pack with important bug fixes and a lens profile" for the Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens.

Get the full details of this update in the release notes.

Get Capture One at B&H.

Post Date: 5/13/2022 7:23:26 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Just posted: Pelican 1615 Air Wheeled Hard Case Review.

This case is nearly the same as the Pelican 1637 Air Wheeled Hard Case, with one significant exception — the dimensions.

Order the Pelican 1615 Air Wheeled Hard Case from B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX

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Post Date: 5/10/2022 8:48:54 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Sony's full year 2021 financial results are available on the Investor Relations page.

Presentation (track I&SS for the Imaging and Sensing Solutions segment)
Speech Transcript
Financial Statements
Supplementary Information Webcast

On page 21 of the presentation, Sony forecasts a strong 37% increase for the Imaging and Sensing Solutions Segment in 2022.

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sony Financial Statements
Post Date: 5/10/2022 8:24:21 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, May 9, 2022

Time to start planning: a total supermoon lunar eclipse is coming on May 15-16, 2022 and, barring clouds, will be visible to a significant population, including most of the USA.

From EarthSky.org:

People in the Americas, Europe and Africa will see the total lunar eclipse during the night of May 15-16, 2022. Plus, on this night, the moon is close: a supermoon.

Penumbral eclipse begins at 1:32 UTC on May 16 (9:32 p.m. EDT on May 15).

Partial eclipse begins at 2:27 UTC on May 16 (10:27 p.m. EDT on May 15).

Totality begins (moon engulfed in Earth’s shadow) begins at 3:29 UTC on May 16 (11:29 p.m. EDT on May 15).

Totality ends at 4:53 UTC on May 16 (12:53 a.m. EDT).

Partial eclipse ends at 5:55 UTC on May 16 (1:55 a.m. EDT).

Penumbral eclipse ends at 6:50 UTC on May 16 (2:50 a.m. EDT).

Maximum eclipse is at 4:12 UTC on May 16 (12:12 a.m. EDT).

Duration of totality: About 85 minutes.

Note: This total eclipse is central. That means the moon passes centrally through the axis of Earth’s dark (umbral) shadow. The moon is in a near part of its orbit – close to Earth – during the eclipse. It’s a supermoon.

Because they are so deep, such eclipses typically have the longest total phases. In this case, the duration of totality lasts almost an hour and a half: 84.9 minutes!

Get the complete lunar eclipse details at EarthSky.org

Plan to participate in this event. Order your long telephoto lens now from B&H to ensure the ability to capture the lunar details in high resolution. You might want to also pick up a tracking mount.

Here is the story behind the Super Wolf Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse 2019 Progression Composite Image.

Use your favorite night sky app (such as Photo Ephemeris) to determine moon's elevation. You need to ensure that the shooting location does not have obstructions that will not block the view during the shooting period.

Many of us will find the moon high in the sky when the eclipse begins and will be shooting nearly straight up during totality. The How to Shoot Upward with a Large Lens While Using a Gimbal Tripod Head article may be helpful.

Post Date: 5/9/2022 1:47:15 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Just posted: Cartoni Focus 8 Fluid Video Head Review.

The Focus 8 is entry level into the high-performing Cartoni Focus series.

Order the Cartoni Focus 8 Fluid Video Head from B&H or Adorama.

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Post Date: 5/9/2022 7:56:56 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, May 6, 2022

Image quality, vignetting, flare, and distortion test results along with specs, measurements, and standard product images are now available on the Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens page.

This lens is available in Sony E and Leica L mounts. Order the Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens from B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX

Rent the Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens from Lensrentals.

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Posted to: Sony News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 5/6/2022 8:51:24 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Note that the new, faster Delkin Devices 512GB BLACK CFexpress Type B Memory Card is priced at only 499.99. That is less than $1/GB for a fast, premium-grade card.

The new Delkin Devices BLACK CFexpress Type B Memory Cards are in stock at B&H.

From Delkin Devices:

Delkin's New BLACK CFexpress™ Type B Memory Cards Surpass Nikon Z9 Limits

POWAY, CA, MAY 6, 2022 - Delkin Devices, a manufacturer of flash storage solutions and camera accessories, announced today the launch of its latest version of top-selling BLACK CFexpress™ Type B memory cards. With improved speeds, more capacity and guaranteed full compatibility with the latest Nikon Z9 firmware (v2.0), Delkin’s BLACK CFexpress™ cards offer photographers and videographers a solution that is both reliable and trustworthy for professional use.

Specially designed to meet the data-intensive demands of today’s broadcast, cinema and photography industries, Delkin BLACK CFexpress™ Type B cards provide minimum sustained sequential write speeds exceeding 1240 MB/s, guaranteeing flawless cinema-quality video recording, including 8K RAW 12-Bit @ 60fps (2.6 Gbps) in the Nikon Z9. These cards when used in the Nikon Z9 also allow shooters to surpass the maximums stated in the camera manual, capturing an unlimited amount of high-resolution RAW photos in a single press. The cards are also capable of offloading data at speeds reaching up to 1725 MB/s, ensuring the quickest, most efficient data transfer from card to computer for immediate file access and sooner post-production start time.

Delkin Devices BLACK CFexpress Type B Memory Cards

“What is the Delkin Difference?” asks Jenn Sherry, Delkin's Director of Retail Sales & Marketing. She continues, “a handful of key things make us rock. Our Delkin BLACK line offers the World’s Best Warranty for memory cards, the cards come serialized from authorized retailers and we offer customer service in four time zones around the globe. No other memory card company offers that to their customers. If you haven’t purchased a Delkin CFexpress card before, give us a chance. I’m happy to take your call personally and answer any questions.”

Each BLACK CFexpress™ Type B memory card has undergone extensive testing to ensure full functionality in today’s high-end cinematic hosts, including ones from Canon® (C300 Mark III, C500 Mark II, 1D X Mark III, R3, R5 & R5C), Nikon® (D6, Z6 II, Z7 II & Z9), Panasonic® (S1/S1R & GH6) and Phase One® (XF IQ4). It is important to note though that CFexpress™ Type B cards are not backwards compatible with either CFexpress™ Type A, CFast 2.0 or CompactFlash hosts.

In addition to their “Lifetime Warranty” policy, Delkin continues to offer a unique built-in insurance policy for their BLACK memory cards, known as the “48-Hour Replacement Guarantee”. Delkin will replace any non-working BLACK card within 48 hours or less (not including weekends), prior to receiving the non-working card. Cards can also be exchanged over-the-counter at any authorized Delkin BLACK reseller.

Post Date: 5/6/2022 8:37:15 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, May 5, 2022

Image quality, vignetting, flare, and distortion test results along with specs, measurements, and standard product images are now available on the Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens page.

This lens is available in Canon EF-M, Sony E, Leica L, Fujifilm X, and Micro Four Thirds mounts.

Save $75.00 instantly via the current Sigma promotion. Order the Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens from B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX

Rent the Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens from Lensrentals.

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Post Date: 5/5/2022 8:27:25 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

While I'm sure the new show will offer great opportunities, I'm going to miss the old PhotoPlus Expo.

PHOTOPLUS Embraces New Identity as Create NYC, Relocates to Brooklyn to Welcome Creator Community

MAY 2, 2022

After two years of in-person event cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PHOTOPLUS is proud to return this year as Create NYC Powered by PHOTOPLUS. To be held from September 29 to October 1, 2022, the three-day event leaves the Jacob Javits Convention Center for the Duggal Greenhouse in Brooklyn, NY.

The photography industry’s premier trade show morphs into a festival experience. Create NYC immerses attendees in anything and everything Image Culture. It celebrates all visual storytellers whose work crosses various platforms, expresses shared experiences, inspires dialogue for change, and blurs the lines between art and cultural relevance.

Create NYC puts education and experience first, featuring a main stage of dynamic speakers who will strike meaningful conversations about the impact of imagery on society. Additionally, the event will offer attendees the opportunity for intimate educational moments through creator walks, sessions, and lab-style workshops – all known as Creator Experiences led by engaging visual creatives, including photographers, filmmakers, editors, artists, and more.

Tickets for Create NYC will be available starting June 13. Unlike in previous years, ticket quantities will be limited.

“The decision to reimagine PHOTOPLUS into Create NYC was in response to demand from a rapidly growing emerging creator community,” said Create NYC Show Director Joseph Kowalsky. “The definition of an imaging professional and visual storyteller has broadened. Create NYC aims to be the home for all using imaging technology to create stories that trigger emotion and impact society.”

About Create NYC Powered by PHOTOPLUS: A 3-day experience based in Brooklyn, NY, that celebrates the world of Image Culture, shedding light on visual storytellers that transcend the boundaries of the frame, page, or screen to broaden and share collective experiences, inspire meaningful conversation and change, and act as the bridge between artistic work and cultural relevance.

About Emerald: Emerald’s talented and experienced team grows our customers’ businesses 365 days a year through connections, content, and commerce. We expand connections that drive new business opportunities, product discovery, and relationships with over 140 annual events, matchmaking, and lead-gen services. We create content to ensure that our customers are on the cutting edge of their industries and are continually developing their skills. And we power commerce through efficient year-round buying and selling. We do all this by seamlessly integrating in-person and digital platforms and channels. Emerald is immersed in the industries we serve and committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. As true partners, we create experiences that inspire, amaze, and deliver breakthrough results.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 5/5/2022 8:54:55 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Image quality, vignetting, flare, and distortion test results along with specs and measurements are now available on the Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens page.

This lens is available in Canon EF-M, Sony E, Leica L, Fujifilm X, and Micro Four Thirds mounts.

Save $75.00 instantly via the current Sigma promotion. Order the Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens from B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX

Rent the Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens from Lensrentals.

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Post Date: 5/3/2022 9:20:05 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, May 2, 2022

Image quality test results are available on the Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens page.

This is a sharp lens that is available in Canon EF-M, Sony E, Leica L, Fujifilm X, and Micro Four Thirds mounts.

Save $75.00 instantly via the current Sigma promotion. Order the Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens from B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX

Rent the Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens from Lensrentals.

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Post Date: 5/2/2022 8:33:51 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Sunday, May 1, 2022

When other serious photographers are photographing you instead of the amazing scene in your viewfinder, your sanity feels questioned.

Despite appearing big in this image, Lathe Arch is relatively small. Making it appear large in the frame requires getting close to it relative to the background. Getting close from the best side of this arch offers very few options, and gaining this vantage point required getting into a small opening between the large, abrasive granite rocks.

The tripod legs were spread straight out, straddling the crevice, and I was thankful for sturdy boots that were not crushing my feet despite being wedged between the rocks. I was mostly hidden from people walking by but was apparently photo-worthy to a couple of photographers that noticed me.

The widest focal length available on the mounted lens was 15mm, and that angle of view was not nearly wide enough to capture the entire arch and the supporting rocks beside it. Thus, a panorama was called for.

I suspected that this scenario was coming and often have a Really Right Stuff MPR-CL Rail with Integral Clamp in the bag. The rail mounted on the vertical side of the L-plate allowed the lens to pivot over its nodal point, ensuring that the foreground details aligned when stitched together. While nodal alignment is not essential when the foreground is distant, this foreground was very close.

There was a lot of blue sky above the arch, but much of that was framed (and cropped) out of this image. The 22mm focal length provided a sufficient vertical angle of view. The finished horizontal angle of view was determined by the sum of the camera angles used for the pano.

The next issue to resolve was the inadequate depth of field. The closest foreground rock was immediately in front of the lens, while Lone Peak and the mountains beside it were far away. This scenario calls for focus bracketing, an easy strategy with the Canon EOS R5.

I considered adding HDR bracketing to the already complicated capture and processing but didn't — and didn't regret that decision. The R5's dynamic range easily handled this scene.

After dialing in a manual exposure that barely avoided red channel overexposure, the camera was rotated to the left-most side of the capture, autofocus was acquired on the nearest point of the rock, and the set of focus bracketed images was captured. The ball head base was not close to level, so the panning base could not be used for the lateral movement. The ball was loosened, and the camera moved using the thirds gridline to locate the next position. Moving the bottom-left thirds gridline intersection to the former position of the bottom-right thirds line intersection provided a considerable 2/3 frame overlap between image sets, with the electronic level ensuring the camera remained level.

A 1/3 overlap is usually adequate, so moving the bottom-left thirds gridline intersection to the former position of the bottom-right line leaving the frame would have been more efficient.

Additional sets of images were captured until the complete width of the pano was finished. The result was five images per focus stack and four focus-stacked image sets for the panorama.

Creation of the final image involved processing the stacks and then creating the panorama from the four stacked images. While this process may sound complicated, it was simple. The computer did all of the work.

Capturing this image was high on the awkwardness scale, but as usual, I barely remember the discomfort, and the image will bring back the great memories of this morning long into the future.


A larger version of this image is available Here.

Post Date: 5/1/2022 7:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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