B&H Gear News Roundup: August 1, 2014

This week in the news: Apple updated their MacBook Pro with Retina display computers featuring faster processors, more RAM, and a lower price for the top-of-the-line model. Sony announced the PXW-X70, a 4K-ready camcorder that's their most compact XDCAM to date. Two new Canon super-zoom cameras were announced, with the introduction of the SX520 HS and SX400 IS. And DJI revealed that they're developing a nifty parachute system to save ailing drones.

The new Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display


Pelican Elite Coolers: Bear-Proof and Travel Ready

Learn how Pelican Elite Coolers can withstand bear attacks, and keep ice alive for ten days.

Hands-on Review of the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Macro Lens

In the following video, Larry Becker presents the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-5.6 Di II VC PZD Macro Lens, and covers its versatility, optical qualities, and performance-related attributes. The video begins with a rundown of the lens' design as well as its ability to produce a 1:2.9 maximum magnification ratio despite its expansive zoom range. From here, the video touches on the Piezo Drive AF motor, and its near-silent and fast performance, as well as the Vibration Compensation system.


B&H Gear News Roundup: July 25, 2014


Unveiled: The Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition DSLR Camera and Battery Grip

New Prestige Edition of the popular Pentax K-3 DSLR.


Hands-On Review: Nikon D810


The Canon Lens Experience: Everything You Need to Know about Canon Lenses

Everything you've always wanted to know about Canon DSLR lenses—and then some.


The Wisdom of Step-Up and Step-Down Rings

At first glance, purchasing a step-up ring is a simple, straightforward transaction―all you need is a metal ring that enables you to use a filter with a wider-diameter thread size than the lens on which you want to mount it. What’s not so clear-cut is why there are so many choices for a lens accessory that, on the surface, is so simple and basic.


Photoshop Grab Bag: Crowd-Sourced Questions and How-To Answers

Is trying to master certain aspects of Photoshop making you pull your hair out in frustration? The Event Space and expert Andy Graber are here to help. We are trying something new with this class: We are asking YOU to help us design the curriculum by interacting with us on social media. What aspects of Photoshop are you having trouble with? What is it you need to learn about? We want to know. Contact us on Facebook or Twitter to tell us. Please visit the "Photoshop Grab Bag" post on our Facebook page and post your questions or problems in the Comments section there.

Introduction to High-Speed 4K Workflows

The introduction of 4K video to the masses is delivering the unprecedented levels of quality and realism that audiences demand. 4K also brings with it massive amounts of data that can slow traditional video workflows down to a crawl. In the face of the ever-increasing requirement for a lightning-fast video editing pipeline, HP Workstations and Thunderbolt 2 are powering a new generation of interconnected devices designed to accelerate your workflow.


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