New B&H Card

New Offer

Where do many photographers buy their gear? The local photography stores are disappearing and online is becoming the only option. Adorama and B&H Photo are the 2 largest photography stores in the U.S. By largest I mean they both have a huge online business besides their brick and mortar stores in New York.

B&H used to have a credit card issued by Synchrony Bank and if you used it, they would pay the tax. Catch was if you didn’t pay in full the first bill the interest was 29%. But still a big savings and usually free delivery, especially to repeat customers. Bad news is as of January 17, 2022, this card is no longer active.

B&H just announced that their new card is starting the same offer or free financing on larger items. Pretty good deal. You choose how you would like to pay.

Out of Chicago Online Conference

March 11-13, 2022

For those who may not be familiar with Out of Chicago, it is an photography organization started by Chris Smith. Some of you may have met or did a workshop with the original group that includes Angie McMonigal and Anne Belmont. Angie started as an amateur photographer and now has a successful architectural photography business and has shot globally. Anne is the guru of flower photography and works a lot out of the Chicago Botanical Garden.

I have done photo walks in the past with some of the members and I know some FCC members have also done a few.

A few years ago Chris started a conference in downtown Chicago called Out Of Chicago. It was a 3 day event that started small but grew rapidly. Unfortunately Covid changed things but Chris has adapted to present a 3 day on line conference. A lot of great speakers from around the country with great topics.

While it does cost, the price has come down drastically from the in person events. If you are interested, below is the link to the conference.

https://www.outofchicago.com/conference/live-2022/

Sigma Firmware Update

https://www.sigma-global.com/en/software/sigma-optimization-pro/?sc_src=email_14595&sc_lid=1602751&sc_uid=EP49cjzTta&sc_llid=12287&sc_customer=FF3624A70387E56FADD3EE98E557B2E4DD5BDB511B74605955EF4EB78DD7AA98&utm_medium=Email%2014595&utm_campaign=Firmware&utm_source=210106_FRM_FRM+Sigma+Optimization+Pro+1.7.0+Update%2020220107&utm_content=&utm_term=View+Support+Page&encEmail=FF3624A70387E56FADD3EE98E557B2E4DD5BDB511B74605955EF4EB78DD7AA98

For those who have Sigma lenses that can receive firmware updates, above is the link to download the latest firmware.