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22 February 2018, Thursday

New Full-Frame from Pentax

Pentax K-1 Mark II - $1,996.95 at B&H and at Adorama.

Pentax K-1 Mark II w/28-105mm - $2,396.95 at B&H and at Adorama.

 

20 February 2018, Tuesday

Deal: Canon 6D w/12-month Adobe Creative Cloud subscription: $999.

Deal: Canon 5D Mk III w/12-month Adobe Creative Cloud subscription: $1,999.

 

19 February 2018, Monday

Lowest Price Ever: Canon 5D Mk III: $1,999.

 

Lowest Prices Ever: Canon 6D at B&H: $999, also at Adorama.

Lowest Price Ever: Canon 6D w/24-105mm STM & free goodies: $1,399.

Lowest Price Ever: Canon 6D w/24-105 L: $1,599.

 

18 February 2018, Sunday

El Capitan in Last Light, Yosemite Valley

El Capitan in Last Light, Yosemite Valley, 5:52 P.M., 29 October 2017. Nikon D850, Nikon 28-300mm VR at 48mm at f/11 hand held at 1/25 at Auto ISO 100, Perfectly Clear v3.5. bigger or full-resolution.

NEW: Photographs from Yosemite and California's Eastern Sierra.

See what I shot on my D850, along with ultra-high resolution fine-art sample image files.

 

Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Pancake

Nikon Pancake-NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8 AI-s.

NEW: Nikon Pancake-NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8 AI-s Review.

Nikon's sharpest 50mm manual-focus lens.

 

17 February 2018, Saturday

Weekend Deals

Canon 6D & free goodies: Regular Price: $1,699, sale: $999!

Canon 6D w/24-105mm STM & free goodies: Regular Price: $2,099, sale: $1,399!!!

Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 w/free $100 Adorama gift card: Regular Price: $797, Sale Price: $697. 

Rokinon 35mm f/2.8 AF Ultra Compact Lens for Sony E Mount: Regular Price: $349, Sale Price: $269.

Nest 1.3MP HD Indoor Security Camera (3 Pack): Regular Price: $499, Sale Price: $399.

Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED MC Super Wide Angle Lens:

Nikon Mount $319

Canon Mount $279

Sony E Mount $259

Fuji Mount $274

Micro 4/3 Mount $279

Pentax Mount $279

Sony A-Mount (Minolta MAXXUM) $259. 

 

16 February 2018, Friday

NEW: Fuji X-H1.

All-new body mechanics (same X-mount).

Fuji's first in-camera "5 axis" stabilization for 5.5 stops improvement.

New Flicker synchronization to shoot-through flickering lighting.

Works with the new cine lenses below.

Ships March 1st, 2018.

X-H1 Body: $1,899.

X-H1 Vertical Power Booster Grip: $329.

X-H1 Body w/grip: $2,199

 

New FUJINON MKX Cine Lenses

These are the first fully manual cine lenses to be compatible with the X Series APS-C cameras. They should start shipping around Summer 2018.

MKX 18-55mm T2.9: $3,999.

MKX 50-135mm T2.9: $4,299.

 

NEW: Lensbaby Burnside.

 

15 February 2018, Thursday

Loving my Canon 5DSR

Ryan at his Valentine's Day Party

Ryan at his Valentine's Day Party. (Canon 5DSR, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II at 50mm at f/3.2 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 800, Perfectly Clear V3.) bigger or full resolution or camera-original © file.

It's more to carry than most, but my Canon 5DSR always nails snaps at school under whatever funny mixed fluorescent lighting there may be - and the bokeh from my Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II always looks great, as well as being ultra-sharp. Goodness, just look at Ryan's eyes in the full resolution file. This is how we get 3-D images, not with stereoscopy, but by exploiting sharp and soft. (Stereoscopy is how we in Hollywood refer to what consumers call "3D;" 3D in Hollywood means something else.) That's why "3D" TV died before it went on sale; you get 3D images with lighting, color and texture; not with stereoscopy. Stereoscopy has always been a prank; done poorly all you get is what look like flat cut-outs moving around.

 

13 February 2018, Tuesday

NEW: Panasonic GX9 micro 4/3 camera with 12-60mm lens, comes in in black or in silver.

NEW: Panasonic ZS200 20MP EVF p/s w/ 24-360mm (eq.) LEICA lens. Comes in in black or in silver., also at B&H in silver and in black.

 

12 February 2018, Monday

beyerdynamic DT 1350

beyerdynamic DT 1350.

NEW: beyerdynamic DT 1350 Review.

Best dynamic headphones I've heard at any price. MADE IN GERMANY.

 

beyerdynamic DT 240 Pro

beyerdynamic DT 240 Pro.

NEW: beyerdynamic DT 240 Pro Review.

Basic $99 headphones.

 

11 February 2018, Sunday

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G.

UPDATED: Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G Review.

No big deal; I just updated prices and made the page fit mobile better.

Nikon still sells this lens brand new for $600 less than the VR version. Both lenses are ultrasharp, this one weighs less and differs only in not having VR. Heck, get this lens used and save about $800 if you know How to Win at eBay, or save $1,400 off the price of the VR — and get the same pictures.

 

10 February 2018, Saturday

NEW: Sigma 14-24/2.8 for Nikon.

NEW: Sigma 14-24/2.8 for Canon.

NEW: Sigma 14-24/2.8 for Sigma.

 

08 February 2018, Thursday

Canon SL2 Review

Canon Rebel SL2 and Canon 18-55mm IS STM.

NEW: Canon SL2 Review.

Today's smallest and lightest DSLR.

 

IN-STOCK: Vello MB-D18 grip for D850 (VG-N19), just $99.95.

Nikon's $397 MB-D18 grip isn't in stock yet.

 

Deals

Lowepro Scout SH 120 Shoulder Bag: Regular Price: $60 | Sale Price: $9.99.

Lowepro Scout SH 140 Shoulder Bag: Regular Price: $70 | Sale Price: $20.

Voigtlander Full-Frame non-distorting 12mm f/5.6 III for LEICA M: Regular Price: $899 | Sale Price: $698.

Voigtlander Full-Frame non-distorting 10mm f/5.6 for LEICA M: Regular Price: $1099 | Sale Price: $899.

Profoto ProTube for the Magnum and Narrow-Beam Reflectors. #100670 / 505-532: Regular Price: $598 | Sale Price: $200.

LumiQuest Wedding/Event Kit with Quik Bounce Light Modifier, FXtra Has Gel Holder, UltraStrap: Regular Price: $59 | Sale Price: $30.

Acer GN276HL bid 27" 3D Full HD LED Monitor: Regular Price: $350 | Sale Price: $260.

Dell Inspiron 15 5577 15.6" Full HD Gaming Notebook Computer: Regular Price: $1,200 | Sale Price:$869.99.

 

03 February 2018, Saturday

Sony Deals

Big Sony Sale.

Sony Trade-in Sale.

 

More Deals

Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary for Canon Includes Free Dock. Regular Price: $989 | Sale Price:$789.

Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary for Nikon Includes Free Dock. Regular Price: $989 | Sale Price:$789. 

The Panasonic DC-G9 is in stock and is offering a 3-year upgrade to the warranty.

The Profoto A1 for Nikon is in stock (the Canon is available for pre-order). 

Bower Flash Accessory Kit is $40 off until Saturday night at midnight, NYC time. 

Impact parabolic Umbrellas are $20 off.

Dell SE2717HR 27" Full HD IPS LED Monitor with HDMI Cable Regular Price: $190 | Sale Price:$155. 

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2nd Gen Audio Interface With /V-Moda Crossfade2 headphone Regular Price: $480 | Sale Price:$330.

 

02 February 2018, Friday

 

Nikon 200mm f/4 AF Micro

Nikon 200mm f/4 AF-D Micro.

Radioactive Lens?

Someone wrote me, scared that the Internet said these lenses are horribly radioactive, especially at the back.

Well, I tested mine, and even holding it right up to my Geiger Counter there's no more radiation than my normal background.

You always have to check for yourself because no company will ever admit this if it is. I've tested some LEICA SUMMICRONs from the 1950s, and they are still radioactive — even though LEICA has denied this for over 50 years.

 

LAST DAYS: Photo Contest w/$10,000 First Prize

1X Photo Contest 2017

1X is running a new photo contest, and first prize is $10,000. There is also a special $1,000 prize for which I will pick the winner. The last day to enter was January 31st, but when I asked since I hadn't mentioned this contest in months, 1X agreed to extend entries for another day or two.

It's not my contest; it's 1X,' so see all the details and enter at their site.

Good luck!

 

01 February 2018, Thursday

Deals

The JBL LSR-308 pro audio monitors are on closeout at $150 each, since the newer Mark II model is out for $250 each and seems like 95% the same thing.

 

Lighting

Litepanels Gemini 2x1 Bi-Color LED Soft Panel: Regular Price: $4,218 | Sale Price: $3,799.

Litepanels Astra 6X Daylight Next Generation LED Light Panel, 105W: Regular Price: $1,235 | Sale Price: $975. 

Litepanels Astra 3X Daylight LED Panel: Regular Price: $855 | Sale Price: $699.

Litepanels Astra 3X Bi-Color Next Generation LED Light Panel, 55W: Regular Price: $1,045 | Sale Price: $899.

Litepanels Lykos 23W Bi-Color Flight Kit, Includes 3x Lykos Bi-Color LED Panels, 3x Ball Head Shoe Mounts, 3x Manfrotto Nano Stands and 3x Diffusion Gels: Regular Price: $2,000 | Sale Price: $1,599.

Litepanels Sola 6+ Daylight LED Fresnel Light, 104W: Regular Price: $1,895.25 | Sale Price: $1,495.

Litepanels Sola 4+ Daylight LED Fresnel Light, 53W: Regular Price: $1054.50 | Sale Price: $849.

Litepanels Snapbag Softbox for Astra 1x1 and Hilio D12/T12 LED Lights: Regular Price: $234 | Sale Price: $199.

 

Drones & VR

DJI Goggles Immersive FPV Headset: Regular Price: $449 | Sale Price:$349 | Use Code FEBPROMO on checkout for this price.

 

Computer

Dell S2718H 27" InfinityEdge Full HD IPS LED Monitor with Integrated Speakers: Regular Price: 242.50 | Sale Price:$200.

OKI Data C332DN Digital HD Color Laser Printer: Regular Price: $350 | Sale Price:$250.

 

Speakers

Klipsch R-26PF 260W Powered Floorstanding Bluetooth Speaker with Remote Control, Pair: Regular Price: $999 | Sale price:$599.

Bose Acoustimass 6 Series V Home Theater Speaker System, Includes 5x Virtually Invisible Series II Cube Speaker, Powered Acoustimass Module, Power cord: Regular Price: $599 | Sale Price:$499.

 

Pro Audio

Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB 2.0 Audio Interface, 2nd Generation: Regular Price: $350 | Sale Price:$300.

 

31 January 2018, Wednesday

Snap of the Day

iPhone X camera sample image

Plant.

iPhone X "Square" mode, wide 4mm camera at f/1.8 at 1/750 at ISO 20, exactly as shot. bigger or camera-original © file.

I snapped this as the family and I were walking into the movies. They wondered why I suddenly wasn't right behind them. I saw a photo to be made in this backlit plant in a planter in a shopping center, drew my iPhone X from my pocket, refined and simplified my image (thus the Square mode I love so much, like my Hasselblad), and caught back up to the family after I FARTed. Easy!

 

New from Fuji

NEW: Fujifilm X-A5 body; comes with new/15-45mm.

NEW: Fuji XC 15-45mm OIS.

The X-A5 has no viewfinder. You shoot only by viewing throgh its flipping LCD.

 

DEAL: Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016, Silver)

 

27 January 2018, Saturday

Nikon Trade-In Deal

Trade in your Nikon D810 and receive up to $1,200.00. Fill out the form to receive a quote. 

Or trade-in your:

  • D800
  • D800E
  • D500
  • D750
  • D700
  • D610
  • D600

and get up to 70% credit of the resale value of any used equipment to apply towards the purchase of your new Nikon D850 or other gear.

Check it out.

 

Deals

Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 fulls-frame for Nikon, for Canon, for Sony E, for Fuji, for Micro 4/3 and for Sony A/MAXXUM: Regular Price: $379, Sale Price: $269.

Joby GorillaPod w/Lowepro Shoulder Case, OctoPad & Blower Brush: Regular Price: $120, Sale Price: $63.95.

Fuji X-E2S w/ 18-55mm & XF 14mm f/2.8: Regular Price: $1,719, Sale Price: $1,199. 

Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 for Nikon or for Canon: Regular Price: $799, Sale Price: $649.

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 for Nikon or for Canon: Regular Price: $1,299, sale Price: $799.

 

24 Jan 2018, 34th Anniversary of the MacIntosh

NIKKOR 17mm f/4 220º Fisheye

Holy cow! Michael Fatali has a NIKKOR 17mm f/4 220º Fisheye for sale on eBay. What makes this lens even more special than the ordinary 220º fisheyes that only cover a 23mm circle inside a 24 x 36mm frame is that the 17mm 220º covers an image circle of about 65mm, in other words, medium format like IMAX. This is for custom installation; I doubt it has an F mount on it.

 

New Sony Mics

NEW: Sony C-100 High Resolution Vocal Microphone.

NEW: Sony ECM-100U High-Resolution Omni Microphone, also unidirectional.

 

NEW: DJI Mavic Air.

 

Deals

MacIntosh

Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Regular Price: $2,399, Sale Price: $2,199.

Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Regular Price: $2,149, Sale Price: $2,049.

Apple 27" 5K iMac Regular Price: $1,799, Sale Price: $1,699.

Apple 13" MacBook Pro Regular Price: $1,499, Sale Price: $1,399.

 

Cameras

Olympus One-Day Sale

Hasselblad X1D-50c body Regular Price: $8,995, Sale Price: $6,995.

Hasselblad X1D/4416 w/45mm Lens Regular Price: $13,395, Sale Price: $10,395.

Canon C300, PL-mount Regular Price: $4,999, Sale Price: $2,999.

 

Aerial

DJI Mavic Pro w/DJI Care Refresh (Mavic Pro) Card, 64GB MicroSDXC Card Regular Price: $1,299, Sale Price: $1,169.

 

Computer

Dell S2418H 24" Monitor w/Integrated Speakers Regular Price: $190, Sale Price: $130.

Pelican 1510 watertight hard case Regular Price: $220, Sale Price:$170.

 

Audio

Tascam DR-22WL Recorder w/Wi-Fi Regular Price: $150, Sale Price: $80.

 

20 January 2018, Saturday

Canon 18-135mm USM Review

Canon EF-s 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM.

NEW: Canon 18-135mm USM Review.

 

19 January 2018, Friday

Contax G2

CONTAX G2 and ZEISS BIOGON 28mm f/2.8.

Updated: CONTAX G2.

As I've said long ago, the Contax G2 is the best modern 35mm camera system for what we shoot on 35mm today. No one shoots sports or action on film, so pro SLRs like the Nikon F5 and Canon EOS 1V are silly for today's more contemplative styles.

Contax' ZEISS lenses easily outperform anything from Nikon on film; heck, the results get from the ZEISS lenses make most of my Nikon SLR lenses look broken by comparison. LEICA's lenses are as good as the ZEISS, but LEICA's cameras are primitive and largely forgettable for any purpose other than men's jewelry, with their primitive manual focus and inaccurate viewfinders.

It turns out that as I predicted CONTAX G2 prices have doubled since I wrote about them in 2009~2014. The CONTAX, always a premium camera for superior people, has become a celebrity item. Here's an article from a fluff website about how one celebrity uses a much simpler CONTAX T3 point & shoot, which sells today for about $1,500 used, if you know How to Win at eBay. For you bargain hunters, the earlier CONTAX T produces incredible images, and is even simpler.

 

Weekend Deals

Nikon D800: Regular Price: $2,199.95, Sale Price: $1,499.95 (refurbished). 

Rokinon 8mm Fisheye for Canon: Regular Price: $269, Sale Price: $189.95. 

Fender Limited Edition Mustang Bass PJ Electric Guitar: Regular Price: $575, Sale Price: $400. 

Polk S50 Small Towers, S30 Center & S10 Surrounds: Regular Price: $929.80, Sale Price: $470 (open box).

Samson C01UCW USB Studio Mic: Regular Price: $70, Sale Price: $25.

ASUS Chromebook Flip 11.6" Touchscreen Notebook: Regular Price: $349, Sale Price:$299 if you use Coupon Code ASUS50JAN

ASUS Chromebook Flip C213 11.6" Touchscreen Notebook: Regular Price: $399, Sale Price: $349 if you use Coupon Code ASUS50JAN.

 

18 January 2018, Thursday

Updated: Canon Full-Frame Cameras and Canon APS-C Cameras.

I brought these pages up-to-date.

 

San Diego Photo Club Meeting Thursday Night.

 

Deals

Canon D570 Wireless Multifunction B&W Laser Printer: Regular Price: $229, Sale Price: $99.

HiFiMan HE560 Planar Magnetic Headphones: Regular Price: $499, Sale Price: $350.

Victorinox Swiss Army Cigar Pocket Knife: Regular Price: $65, Sale Price: $50.

 

17 January 2018, Wednesday

Updated: iPhone X Review.

I added some new Sample Images.

 

Canon 28-135mm

Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM.

Updated: Canon 28-135mm IS USM Review.

Now only $100 used if you know How to Win at eBay, and works great on Canon's full-frame cameras. In fact, I used it on my 6D Mark II last week! It covers an an extremely useful range, focuses closely, and is small and light and has stabilization.

 

16 January 2018, Tuesday

In-Stock: Sony A7R III.

The world's best mirrorless camera. Sony A7R III Review.

 

Deals

Hasselblad H5X w/HVD 90x Viewfinder, Battery and Charger: Regular Price: $7,800, Sale Price: $6,795.

Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 for Nikon w/3 year abuse warranty & accys: Regular Price: $400, Sale Price: $319.

Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 for Canon w/3 year abuse warranty & accys: Regular Price: $400, Sale Price: $319.

Rokinon 14mm F2.8 for Sony E Mount 3/3 year abuse warranty & accys: Regular Price: $400, Sale Price: $319.

Expires tonight at Midnight, NYC time: SanDisk 256GB Ultra micro card w/SD Adapter: Regular Price: $200, Sale Price: $129.60.

Epiphan Webcaster X2 Facebook Live and YouTube Live Encoder: Regular Price: $300, Sale Price: $270. 

Blackhawk Be-Wharned Folding Knife: Regular Price: $85, Sale Price: $50.

 

13 January 2018, Saturday

Canon 6D Mk II Review

Canon 6D Mark II and Canon 50mm f/1.2 L.

NEW: Canon 6D Mk II Review.

All-new performance section, sample images and edits all around.

 

11 January 2018, Thursday

2018 Workshop Dates

Here are two of my 2018 workshops - so far. I may add more, but for now here are two of the ones in Yosemite:

15~18 May 2018, Tuesday~Friday: Spring Light in Yosemite.

18~21 October 2018, Thursday~Sunday: Autumn Light in Yosemite.

21~24 October 2018: Fall Color in California's Eastern Sierra (exact dates TBD, runs right after the other trip).

 

New Sony A9 Firmware

Sony has new firmware for the A9. Download for Mac and download for Windows.

Improved:
Enhanced performance of continuous auto focus on moving subjects
Enhanced stability of the AF-C when zooming

New Functions:
Adds the function to assign Protecting images to custom Key
Adds the function to transfer (FTP) protected files at once
Note: Only for images protected using version 2.00 or higher.
Displays wired LAN MAC address
Inputs IPTC metadata to files
Note: IPTC information must be created beforehand using the IPTC Metadata Preset software.
Inputs camera serial number to metadata

More:
Improves operational stability
Improves accuracy of the overheating warning function

 

Deals

Pilotfly H2 Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer: Reg Price $1,100, Sale Price $899.

Pelican 1510 watertight hard case: Reg Price $220, Sale Price $170.

Inovativ Scout 37 equipment cart: Reg Price $3,100, Sale Price $2,900. This mama holds 600 pounds of production equipment!

Manfrotto Pro Light CC-197 case for video gear: Reg Price $189, Sale Price $150.

Sigma 300mm f/2.8 for Sony Alpha: Reg Price $2,890, Sale Price $1,990! refurbished. To use this on Sony E-mount (mirrorless), use the Sony LA-EA3 or LA-EA4 adapter.

SLR Magic Anamorphot 1.33 x 40 Anamorphic Adapter: Reg Price $799, Sale Price $679.

Rokinon Cine 20mm T1.9 for Micro 4/3 w/free goodies: Reg Price $799, Sale Price $499.

Tamron 18-270mm for Nikon: Reg Price $449, Sale Price $359.

Lowepro CS 300 Backpack fpr drone systems: Reg Price $130 Sale Price $30.

 

10 January 2018, Wednesday

New: Sennheiser HD 820 Headphones.

Serious closed-ear headphones, but with silly glass backs for show.

 

New: GoPro Fusion.

 

09 January 2018, Tuesday

LIVE ON-AIR: KCBS 740AM San Francisco.

I was interviewed live on San Francisco's KCBS 740 AM / 106.9 FM at 1:32PM Pacific time about Kodak's latest announcement of a new cryptocurrency and a Kodak plan for monetizing and protecting photographs.

I said it’s just Kodak trying to use some buzzwords to look hip since no one cares about Kodak anymore. The announcement has two parts: another bitcoin called "KodakCoin" (whose website still doesn't work as I write this) and a new platform to try to licence photos. Seems like others agree, but buzz-crazed investors didn't care about reality and doubled the value of Kodak stock in a day. Maybe Kodak just did it to raise development funds to make a better film than Fuji ACROS 100.

No one needs another bitcoin; eBay is better for online payments since everyone uses it and they only keep a couple of percent for the transactions. Let's face it, no one even knows what bitcoins are; unlike real coins made of gold or silver or cash backed by the US Federal Reserve, bitcoins are only worth what other hackers will pay you for them.

Kodak is trying to sell shares in an investment scheme (an ICO) unrelated to we photographers. An ICO is pure speculation for risk-taking people willing to invest in something in which they could lose everything in exchange for a small potential for wild appreciation. See my article on Risk; this is why this ICO will only beoffered to accredited investors (not the public who don't realize that they can lose everything) and only as an "exempt" offering, which I suspect means largely unregulated.

Second, Kodak claims a new platform that crawls the internet looking for photos that have been ripped off, but you can do this today for free at TinEye and I think Google. Kodak's plan might be useful if it had a strong and proven legal team with a serious track record of recovering damages and paying them to photographers, but I've seen nothing. A gotcha also is that unless you register your images with the Library of Congress, you can't do much to recover damages. If Kodak automated a system that 1.) registered images, 2.) found infringers, 3.) recovered damages, and critically 4.) paid these to photographers instead of keeping most of it for themselves as legal fees, we'd have something.

Whenever they get this going, I'd look at the fee structure, the history of recovery and payment, and tread very cautiously on this. Recovering damages for infringement is very difficult and usually costs about what you recover; for Kodak to help they need to have a very efficient process that recovers largely automatically, and is also smart enough not to send automated demand letters to parties with whom you already have licences other than through the proposed Kodak system.

My hat's off to whoever wrote the press release. It says nothing other than Kodak has a general interest in pursuing these two things, but that's it. Kodak's done nothing other than publish a press release, and doubled their stock value in a day. Bravo!

"Cryptocurrency" sounds cool, but it's fluff — its only value is what you can get other noobs to pay you for it. This reminds me of when I turned a $100,000 investment in technology stocks in the late 1980s into my first million dollars by March 2000, which then crashed and I lost everything in the great NASDAQ crash of April 2000. Heck, the NASDAQ today has only barely returned to its peak value of 5,400. New investors beware, bitcoins are the same thing — you can make fast cash, but only if you get out before everyone else does.

 

Nikon 180-400mm Review

Nikon 180-400mm f/4E VR TC.

NEW: Nikon 180-400mm f/4E VR FL TC.

This new lens replaces the old 200-400mm f/4 VR II, and adds an easily switched in or out 1.4x internal teleconverter. Birders and wildlife fans be sure to put this on your Santa list today and be very good for the rest of 2018!

 

NEW: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 for Canon Full Frame!

 

NEW: Panasonic GH5s, also at B&H!

10MP stills, but mostly designed as an anamorphic 4K cine camera.

ISO extendable ISO 80 – 204,800.

Unlimited in-camera recording of C4K: 60p50p 8-bit, 30p25p/24p 4:2:2 10-bit, 4K: 60p50p 4:2:0 8-bit, 30p/25p/24p 4:2:2 10-bit. 1080p up to 240fps and C4K 60p VFR.

4K Anamorphic professional video production interchangeable lens camera system with high performance, durability, and mobility.

TC In/Out / Synchro Terminal (via included BNC cable), 3.5mm Mic Jack with Line Input, 3.5mm headphone jack 2.5mm remote socket, HDMI Type A Socket, USB-C 3.1 Socket.

Dual SD Card slots (UHS-II U3 Compatible), V-LogL pre-installed, and 4K HDR hybrid log gamma support.

 

NEW: Godox AD600 Portable Pro Strobe.

 

06 January 2018, Saturday

NEW: Sony A6300 — in silver!

Also comes as a kit with a great little silver lens.

A6300 review.

 

05 January 2018, Friday

NEW: Sony 18-135mm E-mount for APS-C.

NEW: Flashpoint 600Pro TTL portable strobe.

Sale: MacBook Pros.

 

02 January 2018, Tuesday

In Stock: iMac Pro.

 

New Year's Deals:

Sony A7R II w/Sony VG-C2EM Vertical Grip: Reg Price $3,246 Instant Rebate Price $2,696

Swarovski Optik 58141 10x30 CL Binocular: Reg Price $1,129 Sale Price $999.

Tiffen 77mm Variable 2~8 stop Neutral Density Filter: Reg Price $94, Sale Price $72.

Think Tank Perception Pro Daypack: Reg Price $150, Sale Price $110.

Rokinon 20mm T1.9 Cine for Canonw/Accessories: Reg Price $799, Special Price $499.

 

Video

JVC GY-HM170 4K Camcorder w/12x Zoom & Top Handle Audio Unit: Reg Price $1,795, Instant Rebate $1,245.

Manfrotto 509HD Video Head w/545B Legs & Bag: Reg Price $1,680, Instant Rebate $1,180.

Panasonic HC-WXF991K 4K Ultra HD Camcorder, Bag, Sandisk Extreme Pro 64gb card, & 49mm Filter Kit: Reg Price $1,036.49, Instant Rebate $936.49.

Panasonic HC-V770 Camcorder & Upgrade Accessory Bundle: Reg Price $629, Instant Rebate $529.

 

Computer

SiliconDust HDHomeRun Connect: Reg Price $100, Sale Price $70.

OKI Data Microline ML420 9-pin Impact Printer: Reg Price $749, Special Price $370.

 

Audio

Bose Solo 15 Series II TV Sound System: Reg Price $379, Sale Price $299.

 

Music

Fender T-Bucket 300-CE v3 Acoustic Electric Guitar: Reg Price $300, Sale Price $180 While supplies last.

 

01 January 2018, New Year's Day

Perfectly Clear Sale

LAST DAY: $50 off Perfectly Clear.

Valid now through the end of New Year's Day. Use secret code KENROCKWELL.

Perfectly Clear (an old review of the oldest version) is the software I use on most of my photos to make them better, faster than I can do any other way. It has a free trial and money-back guarantee. so you can't lose. I love it.

 

LAST DAY: Holiday Sale on Phil Steele Photography Courses

My friend Phil Steele is having a private holiday sale on his courses. Phil's tutorials are the best I've seen; check out his previews and see for yourself. He has a 60-day no-risk money-back guarantee, so you've got nothing to lose and everything to gain. You can watch them from anywhere on just about anything, far better than a book, file or eBook.

SAVE 33%: Secrets of Successful Event Photography.

SAVE 30%: Lightroom Made Easy.

SAVE 30%: Photoshop Basics for Photographers.

SAVE 30%: Pro Portraits with Off-Camera Flash.

 

What Was New in:

December 2017: Canon 35mm f/2.8 Macro review, Sony A7R III review, Sony A7R III user's guide, Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS review, Sony FE 100mm STF G OSS review.

November 2017: Sony 50/2.8 Macro Review, Sony 90/2.8 Macro Review, LEICA CL, Sony 70-300mm G Review, Panasonic G9, iPhone X Review, How to Make Time Exposures with iPhone, 1X Photo Contest, Tamron 100-400mm.

October 2017: Nikon D850 review, Nikon D850 user's guide, Sony A7R III, Sony 24-105mm G, Sony 85/1.8 review, Canon G1X Mk III.

June, July, August and September 2017: Canon 6D Mk II, Canon SL-2, Canon 85/1.4L, Canon TS-E 50/2.8, 90/2.8 & 135/4, Nikon D850, Nikon 70-300 VR DX AF-P, Nikon 28/1.4E, Metabones Mk V Canon EF -> Sony E-mount adapter.

May 2017: Nikon 10-20mm DX VR, Nikon 8-15mm FX Fisheye, Canon 77D Review, Canon Rebel T7i Review, Canon 18-55mm IS STM Review, Springtime in Yosemite, Irix 15mm f/2.4 Review, Sony 16-35/2.8 GM, Sony 12-24/4 G, Fuji X100F Review, Laowa 12mm Review, Olympus TG-5.

March & April 2017: Nikon D7500, Nikon 19mm PC-E review, Nikon D3400 review, Sony A7 Mk II review, Nikon D5600 review.

February 2017: Canon 77D, Canon Rebel T7i, Canon EOS M6, Sony 24-70/2.8 GM, Sony 85mm f/1.4 GM , Sony 70-200mm f/4 G OSS, Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS, Sony FE 85mm f/1.8.

January 2017: LEICA M10, Fujifilm GFX 50S, Fujifilm X100F, Nikon D5600.

November & December 2016: Fuji X-A10.

September & October 2016: Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 FL, Nikon 19mm PC-E, Sony A6500, Sony RX100 Mk V, Sony Alpha 99 II, Canon EOS M5, Canon EF 70-300 IS II USM, Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro.

July & August 2016: Canon 5D Mk IV, 16-35 IS II, 24-105 IS II, Nikon D3400, Nikon 105mm f/1.4, Fuji XT-2.

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