Recent news: Tokina announced that their 11-16mm f/2.8 II lens is coming to the Sony Alpha mount; Glyph Technologies released the affordable BlackBox mobile hard drive; and the popular iOS photography app VSCO Cam arrived on Android.
This is your B&H Gear News Roundup for December 6, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
Rumors of the original Canon 5D started circulating in early August of 2005. A few other full-frame digital cameras existed at the time, but their large physical size and hefty price tags were deal breakers for the majority of photographers. It seemed like everyone wanted the same thing—a DSLR with a full-frame sensor that didn't have a crop factor, in a body size that was reminiscent of a 35mm film SLR, and at a price that was more within reach. On August 22, 2005, the 5D delivered.
With a maximum aperture of f/1.8, a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor, the Canon PowerShot G15 is a formidable little shooter that fits in a coat pocket. But don't take my word for it. When you're looking for an objective opinion about how good (or bad) a product is, the Customer Reviews section on the B&H website is an invaluable resource. We spent some time reading through the reviews on the G15, and collected some highlights in this post.
The new Nikon Df full-frame DSLR garnered lots of attention recently, due in large part to its traditional design and controls. However, not every camera adheres to this traditional form factor, and some offerings are so far removed from tradition that they seem like visitors from an alternate universe. Join us as we veer off the beaten path, for a look at twelve truly peculiar cameras.
This week in the news: Nikon unveiled the classically-styled Nikon Df full-frame DLSR, and the new 50mm f/1.8G lens; Profoto announced the battery-powered B1 off-camera monolight with wireless TTL compatibility; DJI announced the Phantom 2 Vision quad-copter that features a built-in camera; and new lenses were announced by Tamron and Ricoh.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for November 8, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
Baja California has some of the most spectacular wild coastlines anywhere, and it's also the best place in the world to see and photograph whales and dolphins. But on this particular morning, it was all about the light.
This week in the news: Olympus announced the new Stylus 1 digital camera, which features a constant f/2.8 zoom; iON released the Air Pro 3 Wi-Fi action camera; Nikon released several "Pure Photography" teaser videos that seem to hint at a new camera system; and Canon updated the firmware of the 5D Mark III.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for November 1, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
The annual Maine Media Workshops Alumni, Faculty and Friends party took place at the B&H SuperStore on October 23, 2013. A good time was had by all, and we've got the photos to prove it. If you're not familiar, Maine Media provides a variety of programs on photography, filmmaking, multimedia and writing. Classes take place at their serene campus in Rockport, Maine, and offer a rare opportunity for you to completely immerse yourself in your craft. Take a look at their schedule of upcoming workshops, and check out the rest of these party pictures—so you know what you're getting yourself into.
When you head out into the unknown with a camera around your neck, there's always an element of uncertainty. At the end of the day, we're just mortals, who can rapidly make the transition from predator to prey. From the jowls of giant watery creatures to the horns of charging bulls, we present the top five encounters with giant beasts.
Nikon recently released several videos and launched a dedicated page which hint at the introduction of a new camera body. Hard information about the new camera is nearly nonexistent. However, the videos contain an abundance of mood, and suggest that their new product will inspire the uninspired, and rekindle your love of "Pure Photography." What does it all mean?
The PDN PhotoPlus Expo took place in New York City, and B&H was everywhere. We were exhibitors at the show (booth #455), and we posted a storm of show updates on B&H Insights, Twitter and Instagram. There was a bunch of compelling new products on display at the show, so we've rounded up the most interesting highlights in this post.
After LED panels, I felt that I should move back to still photo and on-camera flash units. The Spinlight 360 was an intriguing new piece of gear. They were giving a demonstration, and I couldn't tell you how quickly they moved through all the different options. First it was a clear dome, then a filter, followed by a snoot. It was fast, and held to the flash head really well. It also spins 360º for using half domes and similar items however you would like. Need some more control over an on-camera flash? Spinlight 360 may work for you.
The Rotolight booth is bright! They have a bunch of round LED panels set up, and a couple mounted on DSLRs. Within the past year they have won multiple awards, and they feature WiFi control for up to 512 different panels—quite impressive if you ask me! The lights have super-accurate color that’s good enough to be used on Captain Phillips. And for the DSLR filmmaker, a great small LED panel with some LEE filters and a microphone should be extremely useful. One mount for two important items.
After using Kickstarter to fund the original Capture camera holster system, Peak Design is out with version 2 and a variety of new accessories. This slick new design features a clip that you attach to your belt or another strap, which allows you to quickly snap your camera in and out. The Capture and Capture Pro models can carry your large camera system with ease. And they are compatible with Arca-Swiss and Manfrotto tripods, if you pick certain models.
The 190XPRO3 has aluminum construction, and extends to 53". The tripod features a Quick Power Lock design that quickly locks the legs into place at four different angles. There's an easy-lock thread designed for sturdy support for flip arms, and a horizontal column that's designed for heavier gear and rotates a full 360º. The tripod is easy to carry with motorcycle-style grips.
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