Black Friday: Sony 64GB CFast 2.0 G Series & Card Reader – $99.99 (reg. $204.99, today only)

Sony 64GB CFast

Black Friday is deals time. Here is a very good deal on Sony 64GB CFast 2.0 G Series Memory Cards with USB 3.0 Card Reader.

At a glance:

  • 64GB Storage Capacity
  • Max Read Speed: 530 MB/s
  • Max Write Speed: 510 MB/s
  • Min Write Speed: 130 MB/s

Only for today (11/25/20) B&H Photo has Sony 64GB CFast 2.0 G Series Memory Card with USB 3.0 Card Reader on sale at $99.99. Compare at $204.99.

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These Guys Re-invented The Camera Battery, And It Looks Promising

Camera Battery

We all know the issue with the camera battery, especially the pros: you carry around many batteries to not run out of juice for your camera(s). A new Kickstarter project tries to tackle this from a new angle.

X-tra is a group of photographers and engineers who are into NATGEO photography and videography. They are behind the X-tra battery we are featuring here. At a glance:

  • 2X Capacity
  • Charge Level Indicator
  • Quick Reload
  • Supply power via USB-C
  • Power bank Feature
  • USB-C Fast Charging
  • Grip Extension

The X-tra battery is compatible with the following Canon cameras: EOS R, EOS R5, EOS R6, EOS 5D IV, EOS 5D III, EOS 5D II, EOS 5Ds R, EOS 5Ds, EOS 6D, EOS 6D II, EOS 7D, EOS 7D II, EOS 90D, EOS 80D, EOS 70D, EOS 60D.

You can support the X-tra battery project on Kickstarter.

This is how the guys behind X-tra see it:

For many photographers, power is a major struggle. If you’re shooting video or working in live-view, a battery charge never seems to last, so you’re stuck carrying 3 or 4 batteries in your kit. X-tra battery is here to solve that problem and simplify your kit with one revolutionary accessory.

Think it’s hard to get excited about a battery? For most gear heads, power solutions and batteries have generally been the least sexy accessories there are, until now. The X-tra battery solves multiple photography headaches and even offers some solutions you didn’t know you needed but soon won’t be able to live without.

For starters, in terms of power capacity, the X-tra holds 3,700 mAh, which is two times the charge of Canon’s LP-E6. Previously the only option for a double capacity battery was to use two separate batteries within a battery grip, so lots of photographers will potentially be able to eliminate an additional piece of bulky equipment. The X-tra is a full-size camera battery, similar in size to the battery found in the Canon 1DX. The physical profile of the X-tra extends just beyond the bottom of the battery compartment on compatible camera models, providing a solid grip for larger hands and a comfortable, extra secure feel. Because the X-tra requires the camera’s battery door to be removed, you can quickly change out batteries with one hand without fumbling with a battery compartment door. When it is time to swap batteries, it’s a super fast and easy process. Just press up on the battery to release it and replace it with a fresh one.

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Black Friday: Tamrac Pro Compact 2 Camera Bag – $11.95 (reg. $31.95, today only)

Tamrac Pro Compact

It’s Black Friday time again. Here is a 24h deal on the Tamrac Pro Compact 2 Camera Bag (black).

At a glance:

  • Holds Compact Camera & Accessories
  • Zippered, Front Accessory Pocket
  • Rear Belt Loop
  • Included Shoulder Strap

Comfortably carry and protect your compact camera with the black Pro Compact 2 Camera Bag from Tamrac. The bag has a padded main compartment and a front, zippered pocket for small stuff. Wear the bag with the rear belt loop or with the included shoulder strap. D-rings make it possible to attach the bag to a larger pack. For strength and durability, the bag is constructed from water-repellent, ballistic nylon and foam padding.

Get the Tamrac Pro Compact 2 Camera Bag on sale at $11.95. Compare at $31.95. That’s a 63% discount, but it’s only for today (11/24/20).

More Black Friday listings

Hand-picked Black Friday deals are listed here.

Get 20% off handmade Hyperion camera straps with code BlackFriday, or use BlackFridayBuy3 to buy three straps and get the forth for free.

Refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (best deals might be found here)

Save $10 on Luminar 4 and/or Aurora HDR 2019 using our code “WATCH” at checkout.

Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM Sample Pictures Gallery (DPReview)

The Canon RF 85mm F/2 Macro IS STM

DPReview posted a gallery with Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS sample pictures. The Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM is one of the less expensive lenses for the RF mount (not a boutique lens). And it has macro functionality.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Maximum Magnification: 1:2
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 1.15′
  • One UD Element

Click here to access the Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS sample pictures gallery.

This lens is a no brainer for every EOS R owner.

Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM MACRO:

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Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM Review With Sample Photos

RF 800mm F/11 IS STM Review

Canon released two unique lenses with the Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM and RF 600mm f/11 IS STM. Here is a RF 800mm f/11 IS STM review.

Christopher Frost Photography posted their Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM review.

At a glance:

  • Super-telephoto prime is designed for use with full-frame Canon RF-mount mirrorless digital cameras
  • Fixed f/11 aperture contributes to the sleek and portable form factor as well as a balanced mixture of depth of field and sharpness
  • Gapless dual-layer diffractive optics contribute to a marked reduction in chromatic and spherical aberrations as well as benefit the design of a relatively compact and lightweight lens
  • Retractable/extendable design, with a locking lens barrel, offers an impressively compact form factor considering the super-telephoto design
  • An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to four stops to better enable working in low-light conditions and with slower shutter speeds
  • STM stepping motor offers fast, quiet, smooth, and accurate autofocus performance that is ideal for video recording as well as still shooting
  • Configurable Control Ring can be used to adjust a variety of exposure settings, including aperture, ISO, and exposure compensation
  • Compatible with optional Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x teleconverters to further increase the effective focal length.

Also interesting: an interview with the engineers who made these unique lenses.

Canon RF 800mm f/11

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Canon Germany Deals: PowerShot G3 X €599 (reg. €845), PowerShot SX720 HS €249 (reg. €305)

PowerShot G3 X

It’s Black Friday time again so there will be more deal posts than usual. Apologies to those not interested. Here are two deals from Canon Germany for the PowerShot G3 X and PowerShot SX730 HS.

Canon Germany has the PowerShot G3 X on sale at €599 (reg. €845) and the PowerShot SX720 HS on sale at €249 (reg. €305). More Canon Germany Black Friday deals are listed here.

PowerShot SX720 HS
The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

More hand-picked Black Friday deals are listed here.

Get 20% off handmade Hyperion camera straps with code BlackFriday, or use BlackFridayBuy3 to buy three straps and get the forth for free.

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Refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (best deals might be found here)

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