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Posted 02/24/21
Profoto has unveiled the Pro-11 2400 AirTTL Power Pack, adding AirX connectivity as well as a variety of internal and external design upgrades to its flagship power pack. A familiar sight on fashion, action, and high-speed photo sets, Profoto’s power packs have earned their namesake, providing dependable, top-tier performance on some of the most demanding jobs in the photo industry. Capable of firing as fast as 1/80,000 second, the Pro-11 is equipped to capture even the most elusive subjects with ease. The addition of AirX functionality not only opens the door to wireless communication with AirX-enabled devices, but also simplifies firmware updates, making it easier than ever to ensure your gear is working at the highest possible level. What's New? AirX Compatibility Adding AirX Bluetooth functionality places the Pro-11 in the company of Profoto’s most technologically advanced lighting tools and “future-proofs” its operation. The AirX App can be used to adjust settings using mobile devices from a distance of up to 100 feet Firmware updates can now be performed without needing to go through the hassle of a USB interface Joins A10 and B10 strobes to form the basis of an AirX ecosystem AirX supports all legacy Air and AirTTL equipped devices Redesigned Exterior The Pro-11 maintains a familiar design while implementing a number of tweaks to streamline workflow on set. Bolder, brighter, easier-to-read typeface on the LCD for monitoring settings Improved buttons in line with Profoto’s latest light models Minor changes to user interface for adjusting settings New sound cues Upgraded Interior A number of tweaks under the hood have been added to the Pro-11 to improve safety and performance, including: Protective earth is now separated between flash circuits and logic to reduce the risk of exploding flash tubes Creepage distances between high-voltage circuits and protective earth are increased to reduce risk of short circuit from internal condensation Dump circuit redesign New panel, flash, and power circuit boards Taking the Best from the Pro-10 The Pro-11 shares many of the features that have made its predecessor a rental-house favorite, including its 2-outlet, 2400Ws design, 0.02-0.7s recycle times, and 11-stop power range in 1/10-stop increments. Capable of quick bursts up to 50 flashes per second, the Pro-11 can handle even the fastest subjects with ease. In addition to its built-in wireless capabilities, the Pro-11 also features a ¼" sync socket and USB port. For continuous applications, it can provide a maximum power of 2 x 500W. A fan is incorporated into its build for cooling. Profoto Ecosystem The Profoto name has become synonymous with the highest-quality lighting tools available to professional photographers. The Pro-11 is compatible with multiple heads and more than 120 light-shaping tools capable of producing nearly any lighting setup you can imagine. By leveraging the power of AirX, AirTTL, and Air technologies, the Pro-11 can be seamlessly integrated into existing Profoto lighting kits, adding a boost of power and the latest technology to personal and rental kits alike. Have you used Profoto’s power packs on set? Share your experiences and thoughts on the company's latest flagship in the Comments section, below!
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Posted 10/13/20
Canon has announced a new powerful on-camera flash unit with a xenon bulb for consistent output and a rechargeable Li-ion battery that will enable up to 335 flashes per charge. Designed for professionals and advanced amateurs, the Canon Speedlite EL-1 provides a Guide Number of 197' at ISO 100 and 200mm, which is comparable to that of the 600EX II-RT Speedlite. Canon Speedlite EL-1 The new EL-1 has a range of 24-200mm with a fast recycling time of 0.1-0.9 seconds. It also features an LED modeling lamp with adjustable brightness and color temperature controls. With a fully charged battery, the modeling light will run for three hours and can be turned on and off by double-tapping the camera’s shutter button. This impressive flash unit brings with it an improved user interface with a new LCD panel, a menu system with simplified options and control layout, as well as a new joystick controller. Efficiency features such as an active cooling system and improved thermal management enable longer operation times, and its power-output range, from 1/8192 to 1/1, provides versatile and power-saving settings when needed. Built to be strong, the EL-1 offers the same dust and water resistance as Canon EOS-1D series cameras and features a new high-durability glass flash tube. The flash head can swivel a full 180° with bounce up to 120° and provides a built-in catch light panel and wide-angle panel. The SBA-EL Bounce Adapter and SCF-EL Color Filter Set  are included, and the EL-1 is compatible with the Canon RT series of Speedlite products. Wireless second-curtain sync is supported, and the CP-E4N Battery Pack is compatible. Finally, the new rechargeable LP-EL Battery Pack that comes with the EL-1 utilizes the same LC-E6 Battery Charger used to charge the batteries on numerous Canon cameras. EOS M50 Mark II Mirrorless Digital Camera Canon has also announced the new EOS M50 Mark II Mirrorless Digital Camera, which is an upgrade of the EOS M50 featuring dual pixel CMOS AF improvements aimed at enticing content creators and vloggers. The new M50 Mark II still provides impressive 24.1MP image quality and the powerful DIGIC 8 image processor, as well as 4K UHD 24p and HD 120p for slow-motion video, but autofocus and Eye Detection advancements now enable faster focus lock and eye recognition at greater distances. Eye Detection can also be used during video with Movie Servo AF and you can use Eye and Face Detection during Servo AF. EOS M50 Mark II Mirrorless Digital Camera Paired with EOS Webcam Utility software, the M50 Mark II can be used as an easy webcam alternative, and the camera offers clean HDMI output for high-resolution, high-frame-rate streaming. The vari-angle touchscreen LCD is convenient for vlogging with Touch Record Control and enables versatile composition viewing including Vertical Video. The M50 Mark II has a 2.36 million dot OLED EVF, Silent mode for quiet operation and, of course, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It is available as a body only or paired with a 15-45mm lens in a white or black finish. PowerShot ZOOM Compact Telephoto Monocular Also new from Canon is the PowerShot ZOOM Digital Camera, which is a pocket-size telephoto monocular that captures 12MP still images and Full HD 1080 30p video. This lightweight and easy-to-use scope has a three-way one-touch switchable button that provides 100 to 400mm optical zoom and 800mm digital zoom. Continuous autofocus in viewing mode and Face Tracking in video mode help you stay right on the subject, whether you are viewing wildlife or a sporting event, or even while hiking or at the beach. Optical image stabilization helps maintain a steady and shake-free image. The ZOOM features a 0.39", 2.3 million dot, 59.94 fps electronic viewfinder, as well as a built-in microphone, USB C port, and microSD card slot. It is outfitted with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology for LiveView and easy download to your smartphone via the Canon Camera Connect App. PowerShot ZOOM Digital Camera Ask any questions in the Comments section, below, and let us know which of these new Canon imaging products interest you the most.
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Posted 03/07/19
Wedding photographer JB Salle shares some tips regarding off-camera lighting and how to use strobes effectively. He discusses lighting techniques that mimic the sun when there isn't enough natural light, as well as how to use a reflector to separate the subject from the backdrop. There are a lot of useful nuggets of information in this video, so watch this video! For even more, come back and peruse our comprehensive video library.
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Posted 02/20/19
Watch as Pye Jirsa, co-founder of SLR Lounge, shows us five tips for taking better nighttime portraits. Jirsa covers everything from essential camera settings to advanced flash techniques that will seriously improve your game. Adding just a few of these effects to your tool kit can spark your creativity. For more informative videos covering all aspects of photography, be sure to check out BandH.com.
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Posted 01/23/18
In this B&H Event Space Video, photographer and Canon Technical Advisor Eric Stoner explores the basics of flash photography, walking you through the process step by step. Knowing when and how to use your flash effectively is essential, and Stoner offers guidance in assessing a scene to determine when a flash is needed. Next, he helps you to understand how to take control using ETTL automatic flash, all while pushing minimal buttons. Stoner also shares tips for making the effects of your flash resemble natural light, so your images don't suffer from deep dark shadows or a blown-out look. After watching, you’ll have the confidence to retrieve your flash from your bag, and to use it to best effect in whatever situation you seek to document.
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Posted 11/02/15
In this short video, New York City-based professional portrait and fashion photographer Lindsay Adler opens her camera bag to show us what she carries to shoots on a daily basis. Adler talks about her bag and her gear and how she uses it to help her meet her clients’ needs, as well as keep her competitive and stylish! Adler’s gear includes: Kelly Moore Jude Bag Mac Russian Red Matte Lipstick Business cards Jewelry Red Ray-Ban Sunglasses Red notebook Canon 5D Mark III Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II USM Lens Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Canon EF 85mm f/1.8L USM Lens Spider Camera Holster SpiderPro Hand Strap Spider Camera Holster SpiderPro Single Camera System G-Technology Portable Hard Drive Tether Tools 15' Cable MacBook Pro 15" Card Reader Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478D Light Meter and X-Rite Color Checker Passport Memory Card holder
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Posted 10/21/15
In the following video, Allan Weitz introduces us to the compact DxO Labs ONE Digital Camera, a capable unit that plugs into an iOS device with a Lightning connector. Weitz starts by describing the excellent 20.2MP BSI CMOS sensor at its core and how working with the 32mm equivalent f/1.8 lens provides exceptional image quality. The video also details the raw and SuperRAW modes, which further enhance the files for maximum dynamic range and color accuracy. Additionally, the camera does offer full HD video recording along with a plethora of manual and automatic shooting modes. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
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Posted 03/17/15
In the following video, Allan Weitz welcomes Fujifilm’s XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Lens to itsmirrorless lineup. The video covers the versatility of the 24-82.5mm equivalent focal length and constant f/2.8 aperture, as well as the benefits of aspherical and ED lens elements. The lens also features both High Transmittance Electron Beam and Nano-GI lens coatings for maximum control of ghosting and flare, in addition to Twin Linear Motors, which work with X-series cameras’ phase detection AF system for fast, near-silent focusing. Additionally, Weitz discusses the XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens ’s durable construction, with quality weather sealing and cold resistance. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at B&H.com.
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Posted 02/05/15
This is the key information about the new Canon DSLRs, presented in a user-friendly, condensed format that can be absorbed in 60 seconds. The new Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R are the company’s highest-resolution professional DSLRs to date, at 50.2MP. For photo enthusiasts, Canon has also introduced a pair of 24.2MP Rebels: the 6Ti and 6Ts. Check out the following video and/or quickly scan the information below to get up to speed and learn about these spanking-new cameras. Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R DSLR Cameras The only difference between the two models: the low-pass filter is omitted from the 5DS R. Both new 5DS models feature the following: A 50.6-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors An ISO range of 100-6400 (which can be expanded to 50 or 12800) A 61-point High Density Reticular AF system (including 41-cross-type points) Continuous shooting rate of 5 fps Optical Intelligent Viewfinder II with 100% coverage 3.2" ClearView II LCD monitor Full HD video and Time-Lapse Movie function Mini-plug mic input, no headphone output Full details and specs on the new Canon 5DS and 5DS R can be found in this announcement post. Canon EOS T6i and T6s DSLR Cameras The difference between the two models is that the T6s features a topside LCD panel, a Quick Control Dial, an integrated Horizontal level and Built-in HDR in movie mode. Both new T6 models feature the following: A 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor A native ISO range of 100-12800 (expandable to 25600) A DIGIC 6 Image Processor Continuous shooting rate of 5 fps 19-point all-cross-type AF system 3.0" Vari-angle Touchscreen LCD monitor Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC Full HD video recording Full details and specs on the new Canon T6i and T6s can be found in this announcement post. Please fill in the form below to be notified when the Canon 5DS and 5DS R become available at B&H.
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Posted 11/03/14
In the following video, Larry Becker presents an overview of the Canon PowerShot G7 X digital camera, and focuses on its unique attributes relating to speed, image quality, and handling. The video begins with an introduction to the DIGIC 6 image processor and 1" 20.2MP CMOS sensor, along with the camera's ability to shoot at 6.5 fps, record 1080p/60 video, and utilize an expansive 31-point autofocus system. From here, Becker describes the form factor and unique handling assets of the camera, including its 3.0" 1.04m-dot tilting touchscreen and manual control scheme. The video then goes into more detail on the sensor, 4.2x zoom lens with Intelligent Image Stabilization, Wi-Fi connectivity, and finally wraps up with information on the in-camera controls and settings. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at B&H.com.
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