From its roots as a small mom-and-pop store to the worldwide brand it is today, B&H Photo Video Pro Audio has been helping professionals and amateurs alike achieve their photo, video, and pro audio goals since 1973. This year marks 50 years of business for B&H and, to celebrate the occasion, we hosted the Bild Expo, a two-day conference at the Javits Center in Manhattan, on September 6–7. The event included workshops, networking opportunities, talks, and so much more. To add to the fun, several brands announced limited-edition, 50th-anniversary versions of their products that will only be released in small quantities and for a short amount of time. Read on to see which items you can grab now to celebrate B&Hs gold anniversary in style.
To add to the fun, several brands are announcing limited-edition, 50th-anniversary versions of their products that will only be released in small quantities and for a short amount of time. Read on to see which items you can grab now to celebrate B&H’s gold anniversary in style.
Tiffen Solar ND Filter
Looking to protect your camera’s lens during the upcoming solar eclipse on October 14th? Then be sure to get Tiffen’s Solar ND Filter. Available in a variety of sizes ranging from 39mm to 95mm to match your camera’s focal length, and with either a 16- or 18-stop exposure reduction, these filters use a 5.4 solid neutral density that lets you capture detailed photos of the sun without overexposing your images. The limited-edition filters feature B&H’s official 50th anniversary branding on the side.
Pelican Carry-On Case with Trekpak Divider System
Perfect for protecting your gear from the elements, the Pelican Carry-On Case with the Trekpak Divider System is an extremely durable hard case that features pre-installed wall sections and is FAA-compliant for carry-on luggage. This official B&H 50th anniversary edition sports a special anniversary logo on the front and has all the same handy features as the standard version.
Fostex T50RPmk3 Semi-Open Headphones
Featuring proprietary Regular Phase technology that accurately reproduces sounds, the T50RPmk3 Headphones from Fostex are a pair of comfortable, semi-open, stereo headphones made for both professional in-studio and portable audio use. Grab them in their limited-edition, 50th anniversary black-and-gold colorway for a more stylish audio experience.
SKB iSeries Waterproof Case for Zoom H4N
The SKB iSeries Waterproof Case for Zoom H4N is dust- and waterproof, resistant to corrosion and impact damage, and features cutouts to protect your recorder, power adapter, windscreen, and memory cards while on the go. Its pressure equalization valve makes this case a unique addition to your kit and the limited-edition features the B&H 50th anniversary logo on the front.
Gitzo GT2545T Series 2 Traveler Carbon Fiber Tripod with Center Ball Head & GM2542 Carbon Fiber Monopod
This special, limited-edition bundle from Gitzo takes the handy GT2545T Series 2 Traveler tripod and pairs it with the durable GM2542 Series 2 Carbon Fiber Monopod. Together, the pair allows for greater flexibility when shooting out in the field.
Gitzo GT1545T Series 1 Traveler Carbon Fiber Tripod with Center Ball Head & GM2542 Carbon Fiber Monopod
Gitzo’s second bundle for B&H’s 50th anniversary combines the GT1545T Series 1 Traveler tripod and the GM2542 Series 2 Carbon Fiber Monopod in a kit. Like the bundle above, this kit is great for situations where switching between a tripod and monopod is necessary to get your perfect shot, but at a slightly lower price point.
Gitzo GK2542-82QD Mountaineer Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Center Ball Head & GHF3W 3-Way Fluid Head
Our third 50th Anniversary bundle from Gitzo brings the versatile GK2542-82QD Mountaineer Series 2 tripod and the GHF3W 3-Way Fluid Head together. With this combo, you’ll be able to track moving subjects and create incredibly smooth video panning shots easily.
Kondor Blue Mini Lock System
Kondor Blue’s Mini Lock System lets you mount and unmount a magic arm, monitor, microphone, or other accessories on/from your camera rig with ease. Although it's small, the Mini Lock System securely locks items to the plate and the 50th anniversary edition comes in a striking red finish and sports B&H’s anniversary logo on its side.
BlackRapid Curve Breathe Bundle
BlackRapid’s special 50th anniversary edition Curve Breathe Camera Strap Bundle comes with a Curve Breathe camera strap, an underarm stabilizer, a safety tether II, a Lockstar II, and two FR-5 FastenRs. The included items in the bundle let you wear your camera around your body safely and securely, and mount your camera on a tripod.
DayStar Filters Solar Eclipse Glasses
Safety first! Available in packs of 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50, these official 50th-anniversary edition Solar Eclipse Glasses from Daystar feature a special map design depicting the path of the April 2023 solar eclipse and let you watch the event without sacrificing your retinas. They block 100% of harmful ultraviolet and infrared radiation, filter out more than 99.99% of intense visible light, and are ISO-certified to the 12312-2 standard for safe solar viewing.
Nanuk 935 Wheeled Hard Utility Case
Nanuk’s 935 Wheeled Hard Utility Case lets professionals, amateurs, and everyone in between protect, store, and carry a wide array of items such as tablets, camera lenses, drones, and even medical supplies. The limited-edition features B&H’s anniversary logo etched on the front of the case and is available in black.
Nanuk 918 6-Lens Case
With B&H’s anniversary logo emblazoned on the front, this limited edition 918 6-Lens Case from Nanuk keeps your gear safe and sound in its IP67-rated, dust- and waterproof, impact-resistant, NK-7 resin construction.
Anton/Bauer 4 x Titon 90 Gold Mount Batteries and GM2 Charger Kit
Anton/Bauer’s 4 x Titon 90 Gold Mount Batteries and GM2 Charger Kit for B&H’s 50th anniversary includes four Titon 90 Gold mount lithium-ion batteries and a GM2 dual-bay Gold mount charger to keep your camera and accompanying accessories powered up all day long.
Zoom H4n Pro 4-Track Recorder
The limited 50th-anniversary edition of Zoom’s H4n Pro Handy Recorder comes in brown and includes a custom carrying case featuring B&H’s anniversary logo on the front. The kit is perfect for musicians who are looking to record studio-quality content while on the go.
Neumann U 87 Ai Studio Set
A favorite among singers, voice-over artists, announcers, producers, and recording engineers for decades, Neumann's U 87 Ai Large-Diaphragm Multipattern Condenser Microphone provides low-noise performance and optimal signal purity. The 50th-anniversary edition comes with an EA 87 MT shockmount, a booklet of authenticity, black velvet gloves, and a wooden box etched with B&H's logo. It is also available in titanium and features B&H's anniversary logo. Neumann will be releasing only 25 of these, so act fast.
Nanlite PavoTube II 6C RGB LED Tube Light
Compact, lightweight, flexible, and portable, the limited-edition PavoTube II 6C RGB LED Tube Light from Nanlite features B&H's anniversary logo on its side and accompanying carrying pouch. It outputs up to 183 lux of 5600K daylight-balanced light at 3.3' and features adjustable color temperature, from 2700 to 7500K.
Angelbird 1TB AV Pro CF CFast 2.0 Memory Card
Angelbird's 1TB AV Pro CF CFast 2.0 Memory Card is designed for devices compatible with the CFast 2.0 standard, such as Atomos, Blackmagic Design, and RED. It handles raw video up to 12K and offers maximum read speeds up to 560 MB/s and maximum write speeds up to 525 MB/s. This special anniversary version comes emblazoned with B&H's 50th-anniversary logo.
Angelbird 512GB AV PRO CFexpress 2.0 Type B SE Memory Card
Angelbird's other offering for B&H's 50th anniversary celebration is the 512GB AV PRO CFexpress 2.0 Type B SE Memory Card. Designed for photographers and videographers, this limited edition features B&H's anniversary logo on its front.
Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone
For B&H's 50th anniversary, Shure released the SM7B, a vocal microphone that features a dynamic cardioid pickup pattern, bass roll-off and midrange emphasis controls, and internal air-suspension shock isolation. With its smooth, polished vocal sound, this mic is a favorite for broadcasters and podcasters. The limited-edition version comes in matte red and features B&H's anniversary logo on its front.
Will you be adding any of these special products to your setup? Did you attend the Bild Expo? Let us know how you celebrated in the Comments section, below. Be sure to click through to the individual product pages for more information on each of these items.