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 Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S Lens
Standard test results are now available on the Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S Lens Review page.
 
B&H has the Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S Lens in stock.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/30/2014 9:14:41 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the B&H YouTube Channel:
 
Tim Grey will will provide you with his top ten tips for making the most of selections, layer masks, and other features to enable you to apply targeted adjustments to your photos.
 
Adobe's Photoshop Photography Program is only $9.99 per month (Photoshop CC + Lightroom).
Post Date: 12/30/2014 7:12:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, December 29, 2014
Nikon D750 DSLR Camera Kit
From Nikon:
 
Thank you for choosing Nikon for your photographic needs.
 
We have received indications from some users that when photographing scenes in which an extremely bright light source, such as the sun or high-intensity lighting, is at a certain position along the top border of the frame, flare with an unnatural shape caused by the reflection of the light may sometimes occur in images captured with the D750 digital SLR camera.
 
As we at Nikon are constantly striving to ensure the satisfaction of our customers, we have released this announcement to inform users that we are already working on measures to address this issue and will, of course, keep you advised of these as they occur.
 
Please direct inquiries regarding this matter, contact Nikon Customer Relations by phone at 1-800-Nikon US (1-800-645-6687), 9AM–8PM EST, Monday to Friday (closed certain holidays) or online here.
 
Once again, thank you for choosing Nikon for your photographic needs.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/29/2014 1:48:25 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
The-Digital-Picture.com Discussion
We gave you our favorites for 2014, but we were wondering....what made your list for the most exciting new gear of 2014?
 
Let us know in the comments below!
Post Date: 12/29/2014 11:40:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma Logo
From Sigma:
 
Sigma Corporation would like to announce the availability of two types of new tele converters. Please note that the SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports requires an update to the firmware to make it compatible with the SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 and SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2001.
 
For those who own the SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports and considering using it with either the SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 or SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2001, please follow the steps below to update the firmware of the lens.
 
Please be advised that the updated version of firmware will make it compatible with the new tele converters, however it will also make it incompatible with conventional APO TELE CONVERTER 1.4x EX DG and APO TELE CONVERTER 2x EX DG.For further information, please contact your nearest authorized subsidiary / distributor of SIGMA.
 
For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK
Please start up the SIGMA Optimization Pro software and update the firmware of the SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports.
 
There will be the optimized firmware compatible with the new tele converters (Sigma: Ver. 1.01, Nikon: Ver. 1.02, Canon: Ver. 1.03), currently scheduled for release on October 24th.
 
For customers who do not own SIGMA USB DOCK
We are going to start the service for update on October 27th.
 
Please contact our Service department with any further detail or question.
 
Compatibility table for SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 and TC-2001
 
SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401SIGMA
879563
SIGMA
879556
SIGMA
879549
120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM | SportsAF*1AF*2AF*3
150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | SportsAF*4AF*4AF*4
150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | ContemporaryAF*4AF*4AF*4

SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2001SIGMA
870560
SIGMA
870553
SIGMA
870546
120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM | SportsAF*1AF*2AF*3
150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | SportsMFMFMF
150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | ContemporaryMFMFMF

* Apart from the lenses in the table, new tele converters are not compatible.
*1 It becomes compatible with the new tele converters once the lens firmware is updated to Ver. 1.01 or later.
*2 It becomes compatible with the new tele converters once the lens firmware is updated to Ver. 1.02 or later.
*3 It becomes compatible with the new tele converters once the lens firmware is updated to Ver. 1.03 or later.
*4 When SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 is attached to cameras that are compatible with AF at F8, it is possible to shoot with AF. In cases where contrast or brightness level of the shooting object is low, it may not focus properly.

 
B&H carries the Sigma TC-1401 and TC-2001 Teleconverters and the USB Dock.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 12/29/2014 10:24:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens
There were a modest number of new products announced during the last twelve months. Most of the newly announced products were interesting or impressive for one reason or another, but only a handful made us smile every time we touched the gear. Below you'll find our top picks for the gear released in 2014.
 
Favorite Gear of 2014 (In Order of Release)
 
  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens – The highly anticipated big brother of the highly successful Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens, the 50mm f/1.4 Art left us awestruck with its OTUS-like, wide-open image quality. The lens is solidly built, looks great, and focuses quickly. For anyone looking for the highest quality 50mm autofocus lens, look no further – the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens is in a league of its own.
     
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens – Announced in May alongside the EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM, the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM became Canon's first wide angle, full-frame zoom lens with image stabilization. Once we got our hands on lens, we were immediately impressed with its corner to corner image quality. With remarkable image quality, an excellent IS implantation and a 77mm front filter size, this lens is proving to be an essential tool for many landscape photographers and DSLR video shooters. It has quickly become one of Bryan's favorite lenses to travel with.
     
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR – How about a 1D X autofocus system in a rugged, crop-sensor body that can shoot at 10 frames per second? Want a Dual Pixel Sensor allowing for great autofocus in video mode? Done.
     
    The original EOS 7D was a very popular camera for Canon shooters. So popular, in fact, that Canon kept producing it as a "current" camera for well over four years. The good news for Canon fans was that the EOS 7D's successor was worth the wait – the EOS 7D Mark II is an awesome camera. With a 65-Point All Cross Type AF system, 150,000-pixel RGB+IR 252-zone metering sensor, 10 frames-per-second burst rate, built-in intervalometer, Dual Pixel sensor and increased weather sealing, this will be the top camera choice among wildlife and sports shooters who can't justify the investment in Canon's top-of-the-line full-framer, the EOS 1D X. That said, the 7D II will also make a great second camera investment for anyone using an EOS 5D III as their primary body. For what it's worth, both Bryan and I have invested in EOS 7D IIs for our own personal imaging kits.
     
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens – Considering that the original Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM was first released in 1998, there's no wonder why there was such a pent up demand for an upgrade. Last month, Canon finally announced the aging lens's successor – the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM – to much fanfare and excitement. With this lens in-house, it's impressed us with its image quality, improved IS system, and fast and accurate AF. Good things come to those who wait; and in this case, the long wait has led to a great lens for sports and wildlife shooters.
Post Date: 12/29/2014 7:38:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, December 26, 2014
Atomos Shogun 4K HDMI/12G-SDI Recorder and 7
B&H has the Atomos Shogun 4K HDMI/12G-SDI Recorder and 7" Monitor in stock with free expedited shipping.
Post Date: 12/26/2014 10:18:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Want smooth, professional slider shots without having to pay a premium for the gear? This DIY solution may be exactly what you need...
 
The guys over at Rhino Camera Gear have created a fully illustrated PDF explaining how you can make the slider featured in the video above for around $75.00.
 
Using the links above, just sign up for the Rhino Camera Gear email list in order to receive a download link for the free instructional PDF.
Post Date: 12/26/2014 6:50:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens
I know that many of you were waiting on this one: Image quality results from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II have now been added to Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens page.
 
Again, preorder your Canon EF 100-400mm L IS II USM Lens now at B&H.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/24/2014 10:03:03 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens
Image quality results from the Canon EOS 60D have now been added to Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens page.
 
Here is a preloaded comparison between the version I and II lenses tested on the 60D. The difference is very noticeable.
 
Next up: Image quality results from the EOS 7D Mark II. The 7D II is sharper at the same sharpness setting and this should be reflected in the results.
 
B&H has significant quantities of the Canon EF 100-400mm L IS II USM Lens arriving regularly.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/23/2014 12:56:47 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, December 22, 2014
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens Side View
Image quality results from a second lens (presented as Sample 1) have been added to the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens page.
 
Again, I think that you are going to like what you see. Both lenses perform superbly and the two copies of this lens perform nearly identically. The second lens is very slightly sharper in the corners over part of the focal length range (look at the 200mm and 400mm samples to see this).
 
Here is a preloaded comparison between the two lenses with the second lens presented as the default/left lens.
 
Distortion and vignetting test results are also now available for this lens.
 
B&H has significant quantities of the Canon EF 100-400mm L IS II USM Lens arriving regularly. Demand has been very high.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/22/2014 7:53:53 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From Canon USA's YouTube Channel:
 
Join Canon U.S.A.'s Larry Thorpe as he discusses the features and benefits of the Canon cine-servo 50-1000mm lens.
 
B&H has the Canon CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Zoom Lens available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/22/2014 7:36:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, December 21, 2014
Nikon Reflex-Nikkor 2000mm f/11 Mirror Lens
Need a little more focal length than your standard 70-200mm zoom? You might be interested in this current eBay auction...
 
eBay (via breguetcamera) has the Nikon Reflex-Nikkor 2000mm f/11 Mirror Lens available for $32,777.00 with free shipping.
 
Another one of these lenses shattered auction estimates in 2011 when it sold for almost $95,000.00.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/21/2014 7:56:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens Front View
Standard product images are now available for the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens.
 
Visually compare the 100-400 L II to your favorite lens. Here are a couple of comparisons to get you started:
 
100-400 L II between the 100-400 L and 70-300 L
100-400 L II between the 70-200 f/2.8L II and Tamron 150-600
 
Preorder your Canon EF 100-400mm L IS II now at B&H. Significant shipment quantities have been arriving – and leaving just as quickly.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/21/2014 7:10:47 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, December 18, 2014
Canon Logo
From Canon:
 
Details
AA Lithium batteries cannot be used with any Speedlite or Macrolite products and compact battery packs including those listed below because certain AA lithium batteries, in rare cases, may become extremely hot during usage in such products.
 
Canon Products
 
Speedlite 220EXSpeedlite 580EX
Speedlite 270EXSpeedlite 580EX II
Speedlite 270EX IISpeedlite 600EX
Speedlite 320EXSpeedlite 600EX-RT
Speedlite 380EXMacro Ring Lite MR-14EX
Speedlite 420EXMacro Ring Lite MR-14EX II
Speedlite 430EXMacro Twin Lite MT-24EX
Speedlite 430EX IICompact Battery Pack CP-E2
Speedlite 540EZCompact Battery Pack CP-E3
Speedlite 550EXCompact Battery Pack CP-E4
Support
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.
 
Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/18/2014 8:22:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens
Image quality results have been added to Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens review page. I think that you are going to like what you see.
 
Here are some comparisons that you might find interesting:
 
Compared to the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens
Compared to the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens
Compared to the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Lens
 
Use the Image Quality Tool to create your own comparisons. Hint: Zooming your browser to a higher percent can make the differences clearer on some displays (Try CTRL+, CTRL- and CTRL-0 to reset). Share your thoughts in the comments section below this post.
 
B&H has significant quantities of the Canon EF 100-400mm L IS II USM Lens arriving regularly. Demand has been very high.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/18/2014 7:51:11 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon Digital Learning Center
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
 
The new Canon EOS C100 Mark II was designed with input from users like you. In these product overview videos, hosted by Canon Digital Learning Center contributor, Jem Schofield, take a look at the new internal and external features of this camera and how it compares and differs from its predecessor. These videos will give you the information you need to make the most of this camera system and hit the ground running in any production environment.
 

 

 
Topics include:
 
  • OLED display panel
  • Adjustable EVF
  • DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Multiple recording formats
B&H carries the Canon EOS C100 Mark II Cinema Camera.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/18/2014 6:31:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Nikon Download Center Screenshot
From Nikon:
 
A global download site supporting 43 languages from which imaging product manuals and software can be downloaded
 
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce its launch of Download Center on December 17, 2014. Download Center is a global download site that offers software and manuals for Nikon digital cameras and related products.
 
Download Center consolidates and offers downloads of Nikon software and product documentation previously available from the websites administered by our regional subsidiaries around the world. The site supports 43 languages, and will provide information on the latest downloads. In addition, the site has been designed with consideration of the viewing and download of information to mobile devices such as smartphones. This means that visitors to the site will be able to choose their language and access important download information from these devices.
 
With the launch of Download Center, Nikon hopes to provide users of its products with even better service and increase customer satisfaction by consolidating and providing users with a download service supporting various languages.
 
- Some contents will not be available in all supported languages.
- Only product documentation, such as user's manuals, can be downloaded to mobile devices such as smartphones.
 
Download Center Overview
 
NameDownload Center
Launch dateDecember 17, 2014
URLhttp://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com
Information providedProduct documentation (User's Manuals, Reference Manuals, etc.)
Firmware (product firmware, distortion control data, A-GPS update files, etc.)
Software (software applications, NEF and NRW codecs, etc.)
Supported languagesA total of 43 languages
English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Slovak, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, Thai, Indonesian, Turkish, Arabic, Vietnamese, Hindi, Slovenian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Icelandic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Kazakh, Bengali, Tamil, Marathi, Telugu, Persian, Bulgarian, Serbian
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/17/2014 11:20:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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