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31 May 2017, Wednesday

Nikon 10-20mm

Nikon AF-P 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G DX VR.

NEW: Nikon 10-20mm DX VR.

Finally, an inexpensive and excellent DX ultrwide. It's about time.

 

Nikon 8-15mm

Nikon 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED.

NEW: Nikon 8-15mm FX Fisheye.

 

Sale

Rokinon Lenses on sale, all with free shipping and 2% Adorama rewards:

Rokinon 12mm f/2.0: $289 
Sony E Mount, Black  - Sony E Mount, Silver
Fuji X Mount, Black   -  Fuji X Mount, Silver 
Micro Four Thirds Mount, Black  - Micro Four Thirds, Silver

Rokinon 20mm f/1.8: $429
Canon EF Mount
Fujifilm X Mount
Micro Four Thirds Mount
Nikon F Mount with Automatic Chip
Pentax K Mount
Sony E Mount

Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine: $449
Canon EF Mount
Sony E Mount

Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine: $399
Canon EF Mount
Sony E Mount
Micro Four Thirds Mount
Nikon F Mount

Rokinon 50mm f/1.2: $399
Canon EOS M
Sony E Mount, Black  - Sony E Mount, Silver
Fujifilm X Mount, Black - Fujifilm X Mount, Silver 
Micro Four Thirds, Silver  $389  
Micro Four Thirds, Silver 

Rokinon Auto Focus 50mm f/1.4 for Sony E-Mount: $499

Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine for Nikon F Mount: $369.95

 

27 May 2017, Saturday

Canon 77D

Canon 77D and 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM.

NEW: Canon 77D Review.

EOS 9000D outside the USA.

 

Canon T7i

Canon Rebel T7i and 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM.

NEW: Canon Rebel T7i Review.

EOS 800D outside the USA.

 

Canon 18-55mm f/4-5.6 STM

Canon 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM.

NEW: Canon 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Review.

 

25 May 2017, Thursday

Barn Door and Lock, Yosemite area

Barn, Yosemite area.

NEW: Springtime in Yosemite.

What I did last weekend, which was a lot of fooling around with my iPhone 7 Plus and Fujifilm X100F.

 

New: Ricoh WG-50 waterproof camera. It comes in black and in orange.

 

24 May 2017, Wednesday

UPDATED: Why Fixed Lenses Take Better Pictures.

 

New DJI Mini Drone

DJI just announced a new $499 drone, the Spark, which comes in ALPINE WHITE, YELLOW, BLUE, GREEN and RED.

Realtors pay $500 for a drone photo of a house for sale. One shot and you've paid for your drone!

 

X100F hits them out of the park

Katie's Fursians

Sofie and Zoey join Katie and her Fursians. Fuji X100F, flash ON, f/2 at 1/58 at Auto ISO 200, VELVIA mode and +4 color, Perfectly Clear. bigger.

This is shot indoors, not too close to a window. Katie's skin looks perfect, the fill-flash is also perfect, the catchlights in her eyes are perfect, and the Fursians look brilliant as well. This is a grab shot with no twiddling; I can't get looks this good unless I fiddle with settings on my other cameras to get the light to balance this well on the first shot in practical situations.

This is why I love my X100F so much: great people shots on the first shot with no need to fiddle, in any light.

 

Deals

MeFOTO 58mm Polarizer: $15 w/ free shipping.

Flashpoint Blast Flash Power Pack BP-960: $99 w/ free shipping.

Brenthaven Collins Sleeve Plus Shoulder Bag: $12.99 after rebate.

AUDEZE SINE Headphones w/Cipher 24-Bit Lightning Cable w/Mic: $339.99 w/ free shipping. 

Dell XPS 13.3" Quad HD+ InfinityEdge Touch Notebook: $1,099 w/ free shipping.

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460 14" Notebook w/ Stylus: $699 w/ free shipping. 

 

New: 12.3" Microsoft Surface Pro

Here are the versions available for ordering:

Intel Core m3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD: $799 w/ free shipping.

Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD: $999 w/ free shipping.

Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $1,299 w/ free shipping.

Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $1,599 w/ free shipping.

Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD: $2,199 w/ free shipping.

Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD: $2,699 w/ free shipping.

 

19 May 2017, Friday

Irix 15mm Review

Iris 15mm f/2.4.

NEW: Irix 15mm f/2.4 Review.

Aha! Optics as good as the $3,000 Zeiss 15mm f/2.8, for one-fifth the price!

 

New Sony Full-Frame Mirrorless Lenses

We can start ordering these on Friday at 8AM NYC time:

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Sony finally introduces a fast ultrawide zoom to compete with the Canon 16-35/2.8 L III. Nikon is way behind; they have no modern fast ultrawide zoom; the Nikon 17-35/2.8 AF-S is a relic from 1999 that is soft in the corners at f/2.8. This new lens has an 11-bladed diaphragm.

Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G: 122º ultra-ultrawide!!! It has a rounded 7-blade diaphragm. This competes with the Canon 11-24mm. Nikon has nothing here; their 13mm f/5.6 is long out of production and the 14-24mm is nowhere near as wide.

 

17 May 2017, Wednesday

New Reviews

Don't miss my Fuji X100F Review and Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Review from last week.

 

New Underwater Camera

Olympus TG-5

Olympus TG-5.

NEW: Olympus TG-5 underwater camera.

UPDATED: Underwater Cameras Compared.

 

Deals

GoPro Hero 4 Black with free accessories: $299. Reg. Price: $449.00. Includes free GoPro LCD Touch BacPac and GoPro Dual Battery Charger with Battery for HERO4.

Induro GIT204 Carbon Fiber Tripod: $209.00 w/free shipping.  

Vanguard CM-264 Carbon Fiber Monopod: $79.99 w/free shipping.  

Sirui P-204S Monopod: $139.94, free shipping.  

Tenba Cooper 15 Bag: $159.95, free shipping. 

MeFOTO 77mm Circular Polarizer: $26.00, free shipping.  

Get a free Profoto Air Remote and a $100 Adorama Gift Card with the purchase of the B1 500 AirTTL Battery Powered Monolight Flash or Kit.

 

15 May 2017, Monday

Pro flash news

Profoto just announced the new B1X off-camera flash, and it's ready to ship.

Deals: All orders are automatically entered into an Adorama $500 Gift Card giveaway.

Profoto B1X 500 AirTTL TO-Go Monolight Kit: $2095.00 w/ free shipping. 

Profoto B1X 500 AirTTL Location Kit:  $4148.00 w/ free shipping.

Profoto TTL-S Air Remote for Olympus Cameras: $419.00 w/ free shipping. 

Profoto Li-Ion Battery MKII for B1 and B1X: $295.00 w/ free shipping.  

Profoto OCF Zoom Reflector: $149.00 w/ free shipping.

Profoto OCF Magnum Reflector: $199.00 w/ free shipping.

 

Coming Thursday: Yosemite!!!

Yosemite Falls

Yosemite, May 2016. bigger. (photo: Sony RX 10 Mk III).

I'll be there Thursday ~ Sunday 18~21 May 2017, helping lead a Spring Light in Yosemite workshop.

The amount of snow in the Sierras is amazing. There is more snow than anyone can remember for the start of May. It's going create spectacular effects for our Spring Light in Yosemite trip.

Here are photos from last year's trip.

With record rains and snow pack in the Sierra, Yosemite's waterfalls are running at levels not seen in decades.

See you there!

 

13 May 2017, Saturday

How to Shoot the iPhone 7

Here's a series of short lessons on how to do some pretty amazing things on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus camera. For instance, the iPhone 7 runs at least 10 frames per second at full resolution — and has an easy interface to select among the shots to pick the nest?

Ryan found these for me yesterday; the whole series takes only two minutes to watch. Of course we watched it AirPlayed from Ryan's iPhone 5S to our Apple TV on the big screen in our home theatre, which looked & sounded pretty awesome.

 

B&H Mother's Day sales

Nikon

   D500 $200 off.

Canon

Fuji

Sony

   Zeiss Batis 135/2.8 for Sony

Sigma

Tamron

 

12 May 2017, Friday

Venus Laowa 12mm f/2.8

Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8.

NEW: Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Review.

Full-frame ultra-ultrawide!

 

MacBook Sale

MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM,  3 Year Apple Care: $3,400 w/free shipping.

 

11 May 2017, Thursday

Fuji X100F

Fuji X100F.

NEW: Fuji X100F Review.

 

3-Day Rokinon Sale

Rokinon APS-C 50mm f/1.2: $399 w/ free shipping and 2% Adorama rewards for Canon EOS M, Sony E-Mount - Black, Sony E-Mount - Silver, FujiFilm X Mount - Black, FujiFilm X Mount - Silver, Micro Four Thirds - Black and Micro Four Thirds - Silver.

Rokinon full-frame 50mm f/1.4 AF: $499.00 w/ free shipping in Sony E-Mount.

Rokinon full-frame 20mm f/1.8: $429 w/ free shipping for Nikon, Canon, Fuji, Sony E-Mount, Micro Four Thirds and Pentax K Mount.

 

SALE: Sony XQD cards.

 

DEAL: Cineo Lighting Basic Matchbox Portable Remote Phosphor LED Lighting Kit, 3200 & 5600 Panels: $315 w/ free shipping; Regular Price $460,

 

10 May 2017, Wednesday

Amazon Alexa News

Amazon introduces the Echo Show, which is a voice-controlled Alexa with a screen. We love the smaller Alexas we have; they are always on and anytime we ask them to play music or give us the weather or play the local radio, they just work.

The new Show does everything the other Alexas do, but also can show us videos and anything else we want.

Buy two Echo Shows and get $100 off.

You can get the tall Amazon Echo for $30 off. This is the one with the big speaker but no screen that everyone wanted and paid over full price for Christmas, and the one we use all the time. My wife loves playing music on it, she just asks it to play Celine Dion, and voilà, it plays.

 

09 May 2017, Tuesday

Big Olympus Sale.

All include 4% Adorama rewards and free shipping.

 

08 May 2017, Monday

Mother's Day Sales

Wow, these are great deals; I should have waited. I just got my mom a Sony A6000 for Mother's day, and I got it last week and paid $598!

Nikon D3400 w/18-55mm AFP, free card & Lowepro case: $396.95! 

Nikon D3400 w/18-55mm AFP, 70-300mm AFP (but not VR), Nikon case, card & cleaning kit: $496.95. 

Canon T6 w/18-55mm, 75-300mm, card, case & cleaning kit: $449. 

Sony A6500, 16-50mm, 55-210mm, card, bag & second battery: $1,694.

 

And more deals

Brenthaven Collins Sleeve Plus Shoulder Bag: $14.99 after rebate; reg $59.95.

Tamron Instant Rebates.

Timbuk2 Snoop Camera Messenger Bag, Small, Cordura Black: $59.00. Reg Price $101.95.

 

05 May 2017, Friday

New: Fujifilm GF670 Rangefinder Folding Camera.

Is this the 1930s all over again? The GF670 is a 6x7 cm real medium format camera. It makes ten 6x7cm shots on each roll of 120 film, or 20 shots on 220.

 

Deal: $418 off Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE for Canon: $699 (reg. $1,117).

 

Tamron Rebates.

 

03 May 2017, Wednesday

Deals

Nikon DSLR & Kit Deals.

Canon 17-40mm f/4L & 50mm f/1.4 kit: $849, reg. $1,199.

Sony Camera Deals and Sony Lens Deals.

Panasonic Camera Deals and Panasonic Lens Deals

Tamron 16-300mm for Canon or Sony: $499, and includes a free Hoya UV filter.

In Stock: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 for Sony.

Sigma Rebates.

$100 off Sigma Art Lenses

Peak Design 20L Everyday Tote Bag: Reg Price $189.95  Sale Price $159.95.

Joby GorillaPod Focus and Ballhead X Combo (GP8-BH): Reg Price $149.95  Sale Price $129.00.

3Pod V3AH Video Tripod System Anodized Aluminum with 2-way Fluid Head & Quick-Release Plat: Reg Price $129.95 Sale Price $89.95.

Save $150 on the Apple MacBook Pro 15" with TouchBar

$100 off: HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 Printer

Save $35 on the Vanguard VEO CM-264 4 Section Carbon Fiber Monopod

$130 off a pair of Polk Audio Atrium 4 Outdoor Speakers , also in white.

$170 off Squire Vintage Modified Baritone Jazzmaster Electric Guitar.

 

01 May 2017, Monday

Nikon Sale!!!

Nikon D500, MB-D17 Battery Grip & Free Goodies: $1,796.95.

Nikon D500, 16-80mm VR, MB-D17 Battery Grip & Free Goodies:- $2,396.95.

Nikon D750, MB-D16 Battery Grip & Free Goodies: $1,496.95.

Nikon D750, 24-120mm VR, MB-D16 Battery Grip & Free Goodies: $1,996.95.

Nikon D810, 24-70mm f/2.8G, MB-D12 Battery Grip & Free Goodies: $3,933.90.

Nikon D810, 24-120mm VR, MB-D12 Battery Grip & Free Accessories: $2,996.95.

Nikon D3400, 18-55 VR AF-P & 70-300mm AF-P: $379.95 refurbished, after rebate. This is a steal and giving the 70-300mm away for free, but look out: while the 18-55 is the newest VR AFP, the 70-300 is the newest AF-P (good), but it's the non-VR version (bad).

 

Sony Sale

Loads of Sony deals - too many to list each one here.

 

Canon Sale

Huge New Canon Sale:

 

Full Frame

Canon 5D Mark IV: $3,299.

Canon 5D Mark IV & 24-70mm f/4L IS: $4,049.

Canon 5D Mark IV & 24-105mm f/4L IS II: $4,199.

Canon 5D Mark III & free extra Canon LP-E6 N Battery: $2,299.

Canon 5D Mark III & 24-105mm f/4L IS: $2,899.

Canon 5D Mark III, 24-70mm f/4L IS & free second Canon LP-E6 N Battery: $3,049.

Canon 6D & free second Canon LP-E6 N Battery: $1,399.

Canon 6D, 24-105mm IS STM & free second Canon LP-E8 N Battery: $1,799.

Canon 6D, 24-105mm f/4L IS & free second Canon LP-E6 N Battery: $1,999.

 

APS-C

Canon 80D & 18-55mm IS STM: $1,149.

Canon 80D & 18-135mm IS USM: $1,399.

Canon 80D, 18-135 IS USM, Rode VIDEOMIC GO Mic, 32GB SD Card & PowerZoom Adapter: $1,499.

Canon 77D: $849.

Canon 77D & 18-55mm IS STM: $999.

Canon 77D & 18-135mm IS USM: $1,249.

Canon 70D & free second Canon LP-E6 N Battery: $799.

Canon 70D, 18-55mm IS STM and Free Second Canon LP-E6 N Battery: $899.

Canon 70D, 18-135mm IS STM & Free Second Canon LP-E6 N Battery: $1,099.

Canon 70D, 18-135mm IS STM, Rode VIDEOMIC GO Mic & Sandisk 32GB Card: $1,149

Canon T6s: $699.

Canon T7i: $699.

Canon T7i & 18-55mm IS STM: $849.

Canon T7i & 18-135mm IS STM: $1,049.

Canon T6i: $649.

Canon T6i & 18-55mm IS STM: $649.

Canon T6i, 18-55mm IS STM, Rode VIDEOMIC GO Mic & Sandisk 32GB Card: $699.

Canon T6i & 18-135mm IS STM: $849.

Canon SL1, 18-55mm IS STM & 75-300mm: $549. World's smallest & lightest DSLR — runs circles around anythgin mirrorless!!!

 

Mirrorless

Canon EOS M5: $929.

Canon EOS M5 & EF-M 15-45mm IS STM: $1,049.

Canon EOS M5 & EF-M 18-150mm IS STM: $1,199.

Canon EOS M6, EF-M 18-150mm IS STM & Free Goodies: $1,099. Also comes in silver.

 

Lenses

Canon Full-Frame 50mm f/1.8 STM: $110. Canon's sharpest lens, ahem.

Canon APS-C 24mm f/2.8 STM: $129.

 

Powershot

Canon G3 X: $799.

Canon G5 X: $699.

Canon G9 X Mark II: $429.

Canon SX60: $429.

Canon SX720 HS: $329.

Canon SX620 HS: $229.

Canon SX530 HS: $249.

Canon SX420 IS: $229.

Canon ELPH HS 360: $199.

Canon ELPH 190: $149.

 

What Was New in:

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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