Zoom H5 Available for Pre-Order

Zoom H5

The Zoom H4n has been the go-to external recorder since the whole HDSLR craze started. Zoom has recently announced a couple of new external audio recorders in recent months – with the Zoom H5 being the entry-level and more direct replacement for the H4n. B&H now has the Zoom H5 available for pre-order with availability set for July 28, 2014. You can find it here at B&H Photo.

Zoom H6 Handheld XLR Recorder Now Shipping

Zoom H6 Recorder

The new Zoom H6 handheld recorder is now shipping.

As you may recall, the Zoom H6 has just about everything the Zoom H4n was missing. It features up to 6 XLR inputs (4 on-board and 2 additional inputs available via an option module) with the ability to record to all 6 simultaneously. The H6 also includes independent gain dials for each channel and a revised display and menu system.

Additional modules allow you to attach a shotgun mic, XY mic or a mid-side mic. It captures up to 24-bit/96kHz audio to SDXC cards.

The Zoom H6 retails for $399.99. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

The Zoom H6: Better Preamps and 6 XLR Inputs Make It a Huge Upgrade to the H4n

Zoom H6 Recorder

The Zoom H4n has been a staple of the HDSLR dual-system audio realm since the introduction of the 5D Mark II. Over the past few years though, the market has somewhat left the H4n behind with units like the Tascam DR-100mkII and Olympus LS-100 delivering better controls and a lower noise floor. [Read more...]

Reader Question: Why Can’t I Zoom My DSLR with the “Zoom” Buttons on the Camera Body?

Nikon D7000

Photography Bay reader, Carol, just got her new D7000 camera. As a new DSLR user, she wants to know more about zooming with the camera and lens.

I just purchased a D7000 camera, and in using the various features, I noticed that I can NOT take a picture in the zoom in or out setting. Apparently this setting is used only for playback viewing?  Why is that?

Here’s my response to Carol on why this is the case with DSLRs like the Nikon D7000…. [Read more...]

Nikon Officially Announces the AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Lens

AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Lens

The new AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens has been rumored for a few weeks now, and has finally been officially unveiled. The new 18-35mm lens offers full frame coverage for FX-format DSLRs like the D600 and D800.

It features 12 elements in 8 groups and a 7-blade diaphragm. The lens has two focus modes: M/A (AF with manual override) and full manual, and features Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor. Minimum focus distance is approximately 11 inches.

The AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens should be available in March at a retail price of $749.95. Check availability at B&H Photo and Amazon.com.