Showing that the A-mount is alive and well, Sony has just announced updates to its fast zoom lineup with the full-frame Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II and Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II lenses. These versions boast an AF subject tracking speed 4x faster than their predecessors, reinforced... READ MORE
Many years ago, back in the days of wired telephones and film, most photographers did not give white balance (WB) or color temperature much thought. Those who did would carry around color-correction filters to screw onto the front of their lenses that would cancel out the color casts of the artificial or natural light illuminating a scene. If you were paying attention back in those ancient times... READ MORE
Steven Gladstone, of B&H Photo, introduces us to the newest 3-axis stabilizer from Letus. Being the Jr. model, it is a scaled-down version of the company’s full-size Helix, optimized for mirrorless cameras, DSLRs, and even some compact cinema cameras. It can support anywhere from 7 to 12 pounds, depending on how the camera balances out. For more, check out the video!
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Succeeding 2013's K-3, Pentax's newest flagship DSLR, the K-3 II, takes some of the technologies first seen in its predecessor to new horizons. While many of the specs remain the same between the... READ MORE
In the following Quick Look video, Larry Becker, of KelbyOne Media, showcases the new Eye-Fi 32GB Mobi Pro SDHC Wi-Fi Memory Card, and highlights the differences between this new Wi-Fi-enabled card and its predecessors. Some of the new features include the ability to transfer raw files, in... READ MORE
An impressive transformation has been taking place on the optical front over the past few years, and that trend is accelerating, going into 2015, with scores of new interchangeable lenses being introduced by major camera makers and lens companies alike. These innovative lenses run the gamut, from those designed for mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras to APS-C and full-frame DSLRs, and this... READ MORE
Lewitt has used NAB 2015 to show off its DGT 640 USB Microphone, which boasts 4 recording modes to help optimize the mic for different applications. A built-in rechargeable battery that powers the mic adds to its portability, as well, so you don’t have to sap your computer or iOS device’s power. The... READ MORE
From the NAB 2015 trade show floor, B&H Photo's Steven Gladstone talks with Christian Richardson, from VariZoom, about the company’s recently announced VariSlider system. The slider supports loads up to 100 pounds and is expandable by linking multiple units together, allowing you to get slides of nearly any length. Richardson demonstrates the seamless transition between multiple units using... READ MORE
The Ferrofish A32 is a 32-channel AD/DA that gives you a wide range of analog and digital connectivity, including MADI and ADAT digital inputs. 4 front-panel TFT display screens give you access to a wide variety of parameters in addition to basic metering functions. Two units can be daisy-chained together for a total of 64 channels of audio.
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Fostex showcased some updates to a few of its popular headphones and monitors at NAB 2015. The T20RP, T40RP, and T50RP planar driver headphones have been updated to a mkIII version, with the main improvements being made to their headbands, along with the inclusion of a detachable cable system. They still come with a 1/4" stereo connector cable for studio use, but also include a shorter 1/8" cable... READ MORE
ALTA isn't only a ski resort in Utah that bans snowboards—it's now a first-of-its-kind, multi-rotor drone with top-mountable aerial gimbal. Most aerial gimbals (that I know of) mount under the aircraft with the camera angled at the ground. ALTA reverses this, allowing the camera to point up. While many might question how often you want a camera-in-the-sky to point up, there are surely those in... READ MORE
Zeiss continues to expand its lens family for Sony mirrorless cameras with the announcement of two autofocus lenses built specifically for full frame E-mount cameras—in other words, for the wonderful a7 series of cameras. The new... READ MORE
The future is here! For.A’s new HVS-2000 video switcher is equipped for HDTV and beyond with HD and 3G input support, plus imminent 4K capabilities. This modular switching system can import and store image graphics, assign full mix effects to AUX buses, and save custom layouts to USB media. In the video below, from the show floor, Steven Gladstone, from B&H, goes over some of the many... READ MORE