After giving the new Z series time to simmer with the Z 6 and Z 7 full-frame cameras, the Nikon Z 50 launches at the lower end of the product line as the first DX-format camera in Nikon’s mirrorless space. [Read more…]
Back in January at CES 2019, Canon showed off several concept cameras – one of which turned into the Canon IVY Rec outdoor camera built around a carabiner design and quasi-launched via a limited pre-order Indigogo campaign. The Canon IVY Rec is now set to ship on October 20 for $129.
It offers a very simple design with limited controls, including no display or traditional viewfinder. It features a 13MP CMOS sensor and 1080/60p video capture. Wireless connectivity through the free Canon Mini Cam app gives you camera control and image transfer functionality.
Recall that the A7R IV is a 61MP full-frame mirrorless camera with an impressive feature set. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Additionally, the Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS lens was announced back in June and is available now. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
B&H has the full-frame Sony A7 II with the 28-70mm kit lens for $998 (reg. $1598) for a limited time. The kit also includes a spare battery, SanDisk Extreme Pro memory card, and a camera bag. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
This isn’t really much of a review . . . just a quick note on how to improve your aging headphones.
I’ve had a couple of Sony MDR-7506 industry-standard headphones for over a decade now. One pair I use more regularly than the other, and they’re starting to show some wear and tear on the earpads. I was getting black flaky vinyl crap on my ears and shoulders and they are coming apart at the seams.
To help extend the life of these headphones for a few more years, I picked up a set of Garfield Headphone Softie Earpad Covers from B&H a couple of weeks ago. For $17, they made my decade-old go-to headphones like new again.
There are loads of options for replacement earpads on these headphones. I like the price and comfort of the Garfield Softies. They may even be better than new because my face/ears don’t sweat where the earpads make contact as I did with the original vinyl earpads. Maybe I should have gotten some of these covers sooner…?
Adding the earpad covers to the Sony MDR-7506s is done by simply sliding the covers over the existing earpads. It takes a few seconds and then you’ve got nice, comfortable headphones again.
Again, these are $17 and can be found in several colors here at B&H Photo.