April 26, 2017 11:48 AM ET

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Company Overview of B&H Foto & Electronics Corp.

Company Overview

B&H Foto & Electronics Corp. operates a retail store that sells photo, video, audio, and related products in New York. The company offers products in various categories, including photography, computers, pro video, lighting and studio, pro audio, mobile, TVs and entertainment, camcorders, surveillance, optics, A/V presentation, and more. It also offers various used products. The company also sells products online. B&H Foto & Electronics Corp. was founded in 1973 and is based in New York, New York.

420 9th Avenue

New York, NY 10001

United States

Founded in 1973



Key Executives for B&H Foto & Electronics Corp.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Director of Corporate Communications and Online Reputation Manager
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

B&H Foto & Electronics Corp. Key Developments

B&H Photo Announces Rokinon's Newest XEEN 20mm T1.9 Lens

B&H Photo announced Rokinon's Newest XEEN 20mm T1.9 Lens. Rokinon's Xeen lens series just got stronger with the addition of the Xeen 20mm T1.9, a premium wide angle lens that complements the existing 14mm T3.1, 16mm T2.6, 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5, 85mm T1.5, and 135mm T2.2 Xeen cinema lenses. The lens is available for preorder at B&H Photo. Consistent with all Xeen lenses, the Rokinon 20mm T1.9 lens features removable and changeable mounts. It is available in PL mount as well as in Canon, Nikon, Sony E, and MFT mounts. Also available are five different accessory mount kits that give cinematographers ultimate flexibility when choosing their camera systems. The new Xeen 20mm offers all the traditional professional cinema lens qualities like 114mm non-rotating front diameter, consistent focus/aperture ring placement, and standard 0.8 cine pitch gearing for fast lens swaps when using follow focus devices. It also boars 24x36mm image format coverage without vignetting, strong yet lightweight all-metal construction, and an 11-blade diaphragm for stunning out-of-focus highlights and smooth bokeh. Xeen X-Coating Technology is applied to guarantee the best image quality despite poor lighting conditions. When all is said and done, the advanced optics and resolving power allows the Xeen 20mm to produce professional-grade 6K video and cinema. Product Highlights: 6K Ready Optics; Full Frame Coverage; Tightly Color Matched; Durable All Metal Body; Unified 40° Iris Rotation; Unified 200° Focus Throw; Large Easy To Read Markings; Three Year Limited Warranty; Lens Support Mount (Except PL); Xeen Proprietary X-Coating Technology; Unified 114mm Non-Rotating Front Diameters; 11 Bladed Diaphragm for Superb Bokeh (Except 14mm); Dual Calibrated Right and Left Side Distance and T-Stop Scales; Unified Focus and Aperture Gear Positions for Easy Follow Focus Use; Mounts can be shimmed and are interchangeable by a qualified technician; Incredibly smooth and fully damped movement of focusing and aperture controls. The Xeen 20mm T1.9 lens is now available for preorder at B&H Photo.

United Steelworkers Condemns Closure of Brooklyn Warehouse of B&H Photo Video

The United Steelworkers said that B&H Photo Video violated federal labor laws when it announced plans to close two Brooklyn, N.Y. warehouses where workers voted to organize with the union in late 2015. The union filed unfair labor practice charges against B&H with Region 29 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Jan. 13, 2017, a day after the company advised USW representatives of its decision to move the operations 75 miles away to New Jersey during negotiations for a first contract covering more than 330 workers. USW District 4 Director John Shinn questioned the credibility of B&H management's claim that it could not find a suitable alternative location in the New York City area.

B&H Photo Video Announces Availability of Huawei's New Smartphones Online and In-Store

B&H Photo Video has announced that Huawei's new smartphones are fully stocked and available online and in-store. The Huawei Mate 9 and Honor 6x are enjoying rave reviews from tech blogs and users alike, and both represent a more affordable option to similar high-performance smart devices. The Mate 9 is Huawei's [1] most advanced device yet, offering performance that rivals the most popular phones on the market like the iPhone 7 and LG V20. It succeeds the popular Mate 8, with upgrades including a massive 5.9-inch screen, a brand new Kirin 960 octa-core processor, and an amazing Leica camera. On top of it all, it retails at just $599, less than every other phone in its performance category. The display is comprised of a 5.9" FHD 1920 x 1080 display capable of showing rich HD content in crisp detail. The Kirin processor uses two separate quad-core Cortex processors capable of handling any task. The processor is supported with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage which can be expanded up to 256GB with a microSD card. Users will have the camera immensely, which features a two rear-facing Leica shooters: a 20MP monochrome sensor and a 12MP color sensor that combine to create stunning images and video. An 8MP selfie cameras is also on board.

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