B&H Gear News Roundup: February 14, 2014

This week in the news: Sony announced the new Alpha A6000 mirrorless camera (and several other photographic things); Canon announced the new PowerShot G1 X Mark II, EOS Rebel T5 DSLR, (and several other photographic things); Sigma announced the dp Quattro compact camera; Blackmagic shipped the Production Camera 4K and dropped its price by $1000; and Roland announced the Aira series. 

This is your B&H Gear News Roundup for February 14, 2014. Follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.

Bones, Books & Bell Jars: Photographing the Collection of the Mutter Museum

Bones Books & Bell Jars, a new photography book by fine art photographer Andrea Baldeck, offers a contemporary fusion of art and medicine, recalling an era when artists and physicians collaborated to educate aspiring medical students and share information with other medical practitioners.

Creating Dynamic Landscape Photographs

Join professional landscape photographer and author Tim Cooper for an information-packed lecture on landscape photography. This very popular photographic discipline requires practice, planning, and a solid grasp of the technical side of image making.

Lumos LED Lighting

Lumos appears to have finally found the quality needed for professional LED lighting by offering full-featured lights with some of the highest color rendering indexes at this time—98 on the highest end. So, with Lumos lights, you can be confident in their quality while you benefit from the advantages of LED lighting.

Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera

In the following video, Larry Becker presents an overview of the Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera and  its features, such as its high-resolution full-frame sensor. Becker compares the a7R to the a7, especially in regard to its 36.4MP full-frame sensor, as well as its differences in focusing performance and overall speed.

Hands-On Review: Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 SP Di VC USD for Canon

Tamron’s brand-new 150-600mm f/5-6.3 SP Di VC USD has generated a lot of attention with its release. This is mainly because it offers Canon, Nikon, and Sony shooters access to the super-telephoto zoom. This lens replaces Tamron’s 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD and provides photographers with just a little more reach.

Vello Extension Tubes for Mirrorless Cameras

When you first hear it, the phrase “extension tubes” can conjure up many connotations, none of which accurately describe their purpose and function. In principle, extension tubes are very simple tools used to overcome a specific challenge, often while offsetting a number of other difficulties in order to perform in the most convenient way.

Wolverine Super F2D 4-in-1 Film to Digital Image Converter

Don’t let your old film negatives sit around collecting dust. Some of your best memories are there and they deserved to be shared or, at the very least, preserved in a more easily accessible format. In comes the Wolverine Super F2D 4-in-1 Film to Digital Converter. This simple tool will make the mission of digitizing all of your film much less daunting.

B&H Gear News Roundup: February 7, 2014

This week in the news: Panasonic announced the new Lumix GH4 mirrorless camera with 4K video capability, and a grip accessory with time code, SDI and XLR ports; Nikon unveiled several point-and-shoot cameras; Ricoh came out the WG-4 tough camera and new mounts, as well as a K-Mount teleconverter; and Tamron is developing two new lenses: a 16-300mm for APS-C cameras, and a 28-300mm for full-frame.

This is your B&H Gear News Roundup for February 7, 2014. Follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.

A Chat with Lee Morris from

In just a few short years, has gone from being nonexistent to becoming one of the most vibrant photography destinations on the internet. We took a moment to chat with one of the site's co-founders, Lee Morris, about the upcoming 2014 Fstoppers Workshops, his hipster camera reviews, and what it feels like to ride a water slide into a pool of sharks.


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