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 Monday, September 21, 2015
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM
FYI: B&H has the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM in stock and has already begun shipping lenses to preorder customers.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/21/2015 9:06:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
2015 InfoTrends US Mobile Imaging Study
From PMANewsLine:
"Generations have a significant influence on consumers’ digital and mobile photography habits. According to an InfoTrends’ report, Digital and Mobile Photography in 2015: Millennials vs. Gen X and Boomers, older Millennials, age 23-34 years old, are the most photo-active group when it comes to use of a digital camera and the number of photos taken, writes Ed Lee in an InfoTrends blog post. On the other hand, young Millennials, age 15-22 years old, are most likely to use a smartphone as their primary camera and capture the most photos on their phones."
Read the entire article at PMANewsline.
Post Date: 9/21/2015 8:48:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX Lens
Image quality results have been added to the Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX Lens page.
Based on the requests we have been receiving for test results, the new Tokina 11-20mm has the interest of many. This APS-C format-only lens appears similar in build and specs to the shorter focal length range Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX II Lens. While an image quality comparison between these two lenses (and many others) is available, discernment between test cameras models must be made.
B&H has the Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX Lens in stock with a $50 instant rebate available.
Post Date: 9/21/2015 8:18:36 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Airnef is a Windows/Mac OS/Linux based open-source utility that allows Nikon users to download images from their Wi-fi enabled cameras (built-in or via WU-1a/WU-1b adapters). It even works with Wi-fi enabled Canon devices, too (though Canon's EOS Utility has much of the same functionality, but not all).
From the TestCams YouTube Channel:
Airnef is a free, open-source utility for wirelessly downloading images and videos from your WiFi-equipped Nikon and Canon cameras. airnef runs on the Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux operating systems. Go to for more information and download links.
  • 00:00 - Introduction
  • 00:45 - Selecting basic method for choosing which images to download
  • 00:56 - Selecting images in the camera for download
  • 02:14 - Configuring Windows to automatically switch to your camera's network
  • 03:07 - What happens after clicking 'Start Download' for images selected in the camera
  • 03:55 - Transfer Report after downloads have completed
  • 04:37 - Select images on the computer for download
  • 06:02 - Automatically skipping files you've already downloaded
  • 07:30 - Previewing which files will be downloaded based on selected criteria
  • 08:06 - Using verbose logging to see information about skipped files
  • 08:32 - Fault tolerance and automatic recovery from failed connections
  • 10:40 - Conclusion
Post Date: 9/21/2015 7:03:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

USA TODAY photographers Robert Hanashiro and Dan MacMedan talk about how they approach shooting an awards show like the Emmy's.
Post Date: 9/21/2015 6:47:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 and 21mm f/1.4 Lenses for Mirrorless
From B&H Explora:
Epanding the range of lens options for mirrorless shooters, Rokinon has announced a pair of fast primes to round out the already broad range of optics dedicated to APS-C-format and Micro Four Thirds cameras. Filling a gap in the existing lineup, a new 50mm f/1.2 lens will serve as the ideal fast portrait-length lens for selective focus control and a longer-than-normal perspective. On the wider end, a 21mm f/1.4 will offer an equivalent standard wide-angle perspective with a bright maximum aperture to suit working in variable lighting conditions.
50mm f/1.2
The longer of the two lenses, the 50mm f/1.2 is a fast, bright lens offering a long perspective, ranging from a 75mm to 100mm equivalent focal length, depending on mount choice, that is well suited to portraiture. The combination of the longer-than-normal focal length and f/1.2 maximum aperture offers extensive control over focus placement for shallow-depth-of-field applications, and the manual focus design enables precise control over focus as close as 1.6' away. A pair of aspherical elements helps to control chromatic and comatic aberrations and an Ultra Multi-Coating has been applied to all elements to reduce flare and ghosting for increased contrast and clarity. A rounded nine-blade diaphragm further contributes to smooth bokeh quality and the front 62mm filter ring does not rotate during operation, for easier use of circular polarizers or other filters that require specific positioning.
21mm f/1.4
Contrasting the portrait-length perspective of the first lens, this 21mm f/1.4 is a standard wide-angle lens offering an equivalent focal length of 31.5mm to 42mm, depending on mount choice. The bright f/1.4 maximum aperture is well suited to working in a wide variety of lighting conditions and also offers selective focus control to emphasize specific subjects in the frame. A manual focus design is employed here again, along with an internal focus system and non-rotating 58mm front filter mount to both maintain the overall length of the lens during use and prevent filters from rotating when focusing. One extra-low dispersion element and three aspherical elements are incorporated into the optical design to limit color fringing and various aberrations in order to achieve greater sharpness and clarity. The Ultra Multi-Coating has been applied to all elements in this lens, too, and a rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to smooth out-of-focus areas when using selective focus techniques.
The Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 and 21mm f/1.4 are available in Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, and Sony E mounts, and in black or silver for all mounts except EF-M.
B&H has the Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 and 21mm f/1.4 available for preorder.
Category: Rokinon News
Post Date: 9/21/2015 6:11:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, September 18, 2015
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED Lens
B&H has the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED Lens in stock with free expedited shipping.
Product Highlights
  • F Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Two ED and Two Aspherical Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coating
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Rear Focus System; Manual Focus Override
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 9/18/2015 10:27:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens
Image quality results from the EOS 5Ds R have been added to the Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens Review.
This useful lens is relatively small, light and, with a wide aperture paired with image stabilization, is handholdable in very low light levels.
B&H has the Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens in stock with a $50.00 instant rebate available.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/18/2015 9:34:13 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Epson PictureMate PM-400 Personal Photo Lab
From Epson:
New PictureMate PM-400 Delivers 4"x6" and 5"x7" Photos in a Space-Saving Design
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Sept. 17, 2015 – Epson America, Inc. today introduced the PictureMate PM-400 Personal Photo Lab delivering high quality, long-lasting photos in a compact, lightweight, wireless solution. Designed to quickly share milestone memories and special moments – at family gatherings, parties, and more – the PM-400 prints beautiful borderless 4" x 6" and 5" x 7" photos that are smudge, scratch, water, and fade resistant, and last up to 200 years. The PictureMate PM-400 is also a complete wireless solution, with built-in Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n, Wi-Fi Direct as well as seamless printing from an iPad, iPhone, and Android tablet or smartphone.
“Catering to today’s mobile lifestyles, the wireless and space-saving PictureMate PM-400 allows photo enthusiasts and busy families to print and share everyday moments wherever they occur and regardless of which device you are using,” said Stacey Tieu, product manager, Consumer Ink Jets, Epson America, Inc. "Print 4"x6" and 5"x7" photos for school projects, special events, and creative DIY projects – personalized postcards, party invitations and more – easily and quickly with a host of custom printing options."
Featuring a 2.7-inch LCD screen and easy-to-use button formatting for intuitive set up and navigation – all without a PC – the personal photo lab creates beautiful stacks of photos conveniently and quickly, printing 4"x6" photos in as fast as 36 seconds. The PictureMate PM-400 offers a range of photo editing and custom printing options including Auto Photo Correction, removing red eye, printing classic borders or borderless, as well as the ability to print in black-and-white, color or sepia. For added convenience, users have the option to purchase a replacement ink cartridge, or a Print Pack, which contains both replacement ink and 100 sheets of 4" x 6" glossy photo paper.
More about the PictureMate PM-400
This compact wireless printer makes it easy to quickly print beautiful photos with a range of features and capabilities:
  • Total wireless solution — print from iPad, iPhone, tablets and smartphones; includes Wi-Fi Direct
  • High-quality photos, fast — print vibrant 4" x 6" photos in as fast as 36 seconds
  • Share prints for generations to come — durable prints last up to 200 years in album storage
  • Worry-free handling — photos are smudge, scratch, water and fade resistant
  • Conveniently print stacks of photos — Print Packs available (with ink and paper included)
  • Print your favorite photos, PC-free — 2.7-inch color display and built-in card slot to preview and edit photos
  • Easily edit photos — get custom prints with Auto Photo Correction; crop, remove red eye and more
  • Get your photos, your way — print in color, black-and-white or sepia, with or without borders
  • Print or share, anywhere — easily print from a tablet or smartphone with Epson Connect; support includes Android, Apple iPad and iPhone, Chromebook, Fire OS, Mac and Windows devices
Pricing and Availability
The PictureMate PM-400 is now available for $249.99 (MSRP) at major e-tail stores nationwide.
B&H carries the Epson PictureMate PM-400 Personal Photo Lab.
Category: Epson News
Post Date: 9/18/2015 8:22:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Pinnacle Imaging Systems
From Pinnacle Imaging Systems:
Belmont, CA – September 16, 2015 – Today, Pinnacle Imaging Systems(TM), developer of the next generation of still and motion imaging technology, announced that it has acquired the intellectual property, products and trademarks developed by Unified Color Technologies(TM) with plans to expand beyond consumer-focused HDR software solutions to offer its technology as embedded HDR solutions for digital still and video camera designs. Pinnacle Imaging Systems will also continue to support and develop its award-winning still-image HDR applications, HDR Express(TM), HDR Expose(TM) and its Photoshop plug-in 32 Float under the Pinnacle Imaging Systems brand.
“This is an exciting time for our team as we are expanding our core color technology IP, which has long driven our consumer software applications, to now address video and embedded hardware designs,” said Alfred Zee, President & CEO of Pinnacle Imaging Systems. “With our technology embedded in next generation still and video cameras, system designers requiring improved video quality will be able to deliver the most accurate color and tonal rendition possible for real-time HDR capture.”
Enabling Color-Safe Real-Time HDR Video Capture
Throughout the history of digital imaging, photographers and filmmakers have been bound by the inherent contrast or dynamic range limitations of their capture devices, none of which were actually capable of rendering the contrast ranges that are visible to the human eye. It’s this uniquely human capability that continues to drive the demand for high definition, high dynamic range imaging and video, and Pinnacle Imaging Systems’ proprietary Beyond RGB(TM) color technology provides the most true to life results for those looking to maintain exacting color rendition consistent with that seen by the human eye.
By licensing its color technology to hardware developers, Pinnacle Imaging Systems will enable the next generation of video cameras to shoot real-time high dynamic range video that is completely safe from disorienting color shifts during video processing. For developers looking to deploy real-time, color-accurate high dynamic range video capture, Beyond RGB is the only color technology available today that can ensure color rendition as perceived by the human eye.
“HDR video capture is the new frontier for improving video quality and data capture for recognition. Currently, demand for HDR video is being driven from the top-down with digital content creators looking for HDR capabilities to be embedded into cameras and production equipment, and consumers seeking HDR-capable smart TV’s and set top boxes. Eventually that demand will trickle down into consumer mobile devices over the next three to five years,” said Ron Tussy, Principal Analyst, The Imerge Group. “Embedded HDR tone mapping will not only improve the quality of video, but is also a critical underlying technology necessary to improve data for applications such as depth mapping and recognition in automotive ADAS as well as security/surveillance applications. Pinnacle Imaging Systems, with their proprietary IP, is the only provider of embedded HDR video that keeps all the color data intact and does so without a color shift.”
Post Date: 9/18/2015 8:07:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, September 17, 2015
Canon Logo
From Canon:
Firmware Version 1.4.0 incorporates the following improvements and fixes:
  • Fixes a phenomenon which occurs when the “Shutter button half-press” menu item, configured in “C.Fn5: Operation”>”Custom Controls Menu”, is set to metering start only; depending on when the shutter button is half-pressed, it may initiate AutoFocus.
  • Firmware Version 1.4.0 includes all improvements and fixes provided in previous firmware versions.
As a result of this fix, cameras with Firmware Version 1.3.9 (or later) will not be able to read the “camera settings file” created with cameras running Firmware Version 1.3.5 (or earlier). If you require the “camera settings file”, please create it after updating to firmware version 1.3.9 (or later).
Canon USA will perform this firmware update on the EOS-1D C Cinema EOS Camera free of charge. Shipping and handling charges may apply. Please contact the Canon Customer Support Center for details.
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
Please register the EOS-1D C. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email when future firmware updates become available for download. If you already registered, please ensure you are opted-in to receive the notification.
B&H carries the Canon EOS-1D C Cinema Camera.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/17/2015 3:16:11 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EXPO 2015 New York
From Canon USA:
Company Launches First-Ever EXPO Virtual Tour to Provide an Insider's Look into the Future of Imaging Technology
MELVILLE, N.Y., September 17, 2015 - Although Canon EXPO 2015 New York may be over, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that it will extend the excitement to those unable to attend, via the first-ever virtual tour on the Canon EXPO Website. This site will provide rich online content that recaps being at the company's five years in the making EXPO, recently held September 10-11 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
Revealing Canon's vision into the future of imaging technology, Canon EXPO 2015 New York featured more than 100,000 square feet of exhibition space, showcasing a combination of current and future Canon products and highlighted how powerful and innovative imaging technologies enhance homes, universities, businesses, hospitals, stadiums, movie sets and more.
Andy Slawetsky, with Industry Analysts, said of his first-hand experience at EXPO, "Canon is one of the largest annual patent recipients in the world and attending a show like this is just awesome. Technology everywhere. While I really only focus on a small part of Canon's portfolio, it's a treat to see everything they do under one roof."
Visit the Canon EXPO website for a virtual tour including:
  • The Stadium Zone, an impressive recreation of Yankee Stadium, where visitors can find information on the cameras and lenses professionals choose to capture the action and bring memorable events to life.
  • The Imaging Journey Zone highlights the evolution of imaging including a 4K projector capable of 8K projection, under development, as well as museum quality printing technology.
  • The Professional Printing Zone provides visitors with information on a range of large format printers including the Oc‚ Arizona Series flatbed printers, the Oc‚ varioPRINT i300, and the award-winning Canon imagePRESS C10000VP Digital Press, which sets a new quality benchmark in its class by delivering robust productivity of up-to-100 images per minute.
  • The Home Zone allows visitors to experience modern home imaging solutions for the always-connected generation.
  • The Enterprise Zone shows how Canon supports businesses worldwide and spotlights Canon's new Rich Collaboration System, an innovative communication platform under development, allowing businesses to connect virtually to enhance communication.
  • The Film Production Zone highlights new ways to help professional storytellers bring their visions to life. Cinematographers, videographers, photographers, production companies, broadcasters and networks can benefit from Canon innovations designed to achieve greater levels of depth, detail and dimension.
  • The Customer Experience Zone provides access to information on Canon's Live Learning programs, professional imaging services as well as its commitment to top-notch customer service.
  • The University Zone demonstrates ultra-high zooming capabilities when utilizing a 250 megapixel CMOS sensor as well as optical technology behind the Subaru Telescope.
  • The Advanced Industry Solutions Zone features a glimpse into Canon's MREAL Solution demonstrations.
Canon EXPO will visit Paris and Tokyo later in 2015 and Shanghai in 2016.
For more information visit:
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 9/17/2015 3:00:14 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

From Nikon USA:
Nikon Ambassador and naturalist Ron Magill shares his advice on macro photography from Zoo Miami.
B&H carries the Nikon D750, AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR & R1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 9/17/2015 10:35:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro FX Lens
Image quality results from the EOS 5Ds R and 1Ds III along with flare, distortion and vignetting test results, MTF measurements and specs/measurements are now available on the Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro FX Lens page.
If you have used Tokina's other zoom lenses featuring the push/pull AF/MF switching mechanism, this lens will feel familiar in your hands.
B&H has the Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro FX Lens in Nikon mount in stock with the Canon mount available for order.
Post Date: 9/17/2015 9:27:04 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

From the David Bergman Vimeo Channel:
I'm so happy to finally show off one of my proudest projects to date. I shot 825 Canon 5DsR images (50 megapixels each) at Yankee Stadium a few months ago and stitched them together to create a 20,000 megapixel photo. It might be the largest resolution image ever made at a live event (as opposed to a static landscape shot). A 130-foot long, 20-foot high print was on display at the Canon Expo in NYC. You can even read the prices at the hot dog stand over 400 feet away.
B&H carries the Canon 5Ds R DSLR camera (review).
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/17/2015 6:10:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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