Deal: Bolt VM-110 LED Macro Ring Light – $39.95 (reg. $79.95, today only)

LED Macro Ring Light

Bolt VM-110 LED Macro Ring Light at glance:

  • Guide No. of 15′ / 4.57m at ISO 100
  • Continuous Light Source
  • Four Clip-On Diffusers
  • Adjustable Brightness and Light Settings
  • 2″ Backlit LCD Monitor
  • Eight Lens Adapters Included (49-77mm)

Only for today (7/18/18) B&H Photo has the Bolt VM-110 LED Macro Ring Light on sale at $39.95. Compare at $79.95. Free shipping.

Deal: MeFOTO BackPacker Travel Tripod (Titanium) – $69.95 (reg. $119.95, today only)

Travel Tripod

MeFOTO BackPacker Travel Tripod (Titanium) at a glance:

  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • Max Height: 51.2″
  • Min Height: 17.3″
  • Folded Length: 12.6″
  • Leg Sections: 5
  • Weight: 2.6 lb
  • Two Leg Angle Positions
  • Arca-Type Compatible Ball Head
  • Separate Ball and Pan Locks
  • Carrying Case Included

Only for today (7/18/18) B&H Photo offers the MeFOTO BackPacker Travel Tripod (Titanium) for $69.95. Compare at $119.95. Free shipping.


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Did You Know Nikon Designs its own Sensors?

Nikon

I didn’t.

Imaging Resource’s Dave Etchells had the rare chance to visit Nikon’s super-secret sensor design laboratory. But, wait, didn’t Sony manufacture the sensors in Nikon cameras?

So what is Nikon exactly doing? Say’s Etchells:

Companies designing chips of whatever sort generally rely on standard processes established by the “foundry” company that does the actual manufacturing. In these cases, the design process is “just” a matter of defining the layout of the devices on the chip. I say “just” though, because it’s far from a routine process to do this. The size and shape of transistors, photodiodes, resistors and capacitors determines their electrical characteristics, and there are loads of tradeoffs involved in balancing light-gathering efficiency, noise levels, readout speeds, on and on. A big trick is designing the pixels and readout circuitry so there’s as little “dead” (non-light-sensitive) area as possible, while maintaining readout speeds and minimizing power consumption.

Nikon designs its sensors and Sony manufactures them. The surprising thing here is how deep into details Nikon’s sensor design goes, let alone all the simulations and the testing. The reason Nikon is doing this, has to do

with being able to optimize the camera system as a whole, in ways that you can’t if you’re just using off-the shelf parts

In other words: Nikon wants their sensors to be optimised for their lenses and to work at best with Nikon’s also in-house designed EXPEED image processing engine. The sensors featured in the Nikon D850 and Nikon D5 are an example of Nikon’s testing, simulation and overall sensor design.

To learn more about imaging sensors in general and about Nikon’s super-secret sensor design laboratory head over to Imaging Resource.

Deal: Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS – $1499 (reg. $1599, Amazon)

Canon EF 85mm F/1.4L IS
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Air Sphere Coating
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Weather-Sealed Design, Fluorine Coating
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Amazon US has the new Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS discounted by $100 and on sale at $1,499. That’s a pretty hot deal for a new lens that didn’t get any discounts so far.


Amazon started Prime Day, a promotional event where Amazon Prime members can access a huge set of deals. Amazon Prime day last until July 18, 2018.

All Amazon branches are taking part in Prime Day:

Amazon USAmazon CanadaAmazon GermanyAmazon UKAmazon FranceAmazon Italy – Amazon Spain

Please note: You have to be a prime member to grab the deals. Discounted price will be seen only at the time the deal starts. European customers can buy from any Amazon Europe store. US customers have to wait until 3pm EST.

Amazon Germany is offering:

Amazon Europe stores have deals on SanDisk memory cards:Amazon GermanyAmazon UKAmazon FranceAmazon ItalT and Amazon Spain.


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Deal: Rokinon 16mm f/2 Aspherical Wide Angle Lens – $239.96 (reg. $348.99, today only on Amazon)

Rokinon 16mm F/2

Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 at a glance:

  • Ultra wide angle 16mm lens
  • Focal Length: 16mm, Minimum Focusing Distance : 7.9 inches (0.2m)
  • Large f/2.0 aperture for low light photography and night street shooting
  • Designed for cameras with cropped APS-C image sensors, Includes Removable lens hood and takes 77mm filters
  • Available for Canon EOS, Nikon, Sony Alpha, Pentax, Micro 4/3, Sony E-Mount, Canon M, Fuji X, and Samsung NX

Lightning Deal or Amazon Prime deal, the Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 Aspherical Wide Angle Lens today sells for $239.96. Compare at $348.99. Free shipping.

There are a some hours left to grab deals from the  Amazon Prime Day event. All Amazon branches are taking part in Prime Day:

Amazon USAmazon CanadaAmazon GermanyAmazon UKAmazon FranceAmazon Italy – Amazon Spain

Please note: You have to be a prime member to grab the deals. Discounted price will be seen only at the time the deal starts. European customers can buy from any Amazon Europe store. US customers have to wait until 3pm EST.

Amazon Germany is offering:

Amazon Europe stores have deals on SanDisk memory cards:Amazon GermanyAmazon UKAmazon FranceAmazon ItalT and Amazon Spain.


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Nikon set to announce their full frame mirrorless camera within a week…not?

Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Nikon Rumors

It seems it wasn’t that sure Nikon would announce their first full frame mirrorless camera in a few days.

Nikon Rumors clarified that

[…] the July 23rd date is just one of the rumored details I have reported about the upcoming Nikon mirrorless camera […] I have not seen the usual signs that precede a typical Nikon announcement and I am not sure if the official announcement will take place next week.

At the end, it’s likely we have to wait some more time. However, some specifications attributed to Nikon’s full frame mirrorless camera have already leaked,

To see all rumors about Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera click here.