Friday, December 6, 2013
UK-based Ilford Photo has announced a new range of variable-contrast Baryta Fibre Base papers, a completely new and improved Multigrade FB and a new Cooltone FB paper to complement the existing Multigrade FB Warmtone offering. The new paper is available in Glossy and Matt surfaces and offers sharper images, improved maximum density and shorter exposure times. The new Multigrade FB Classic has also been developed to better respond to traditional toning techniques.
Booq has revealed its latest product, the Python slimpack. Intelligently designed to pack all the necessary essentials photographer’s need to get the job done, the Python slimpack stores two DSLRs and up to four mid-size lenses, as well as one large zoom lens, tripod and a up to a 10-inch tablet. “The days where a camera was the only tool a photographer carried are long gone,” says booq’s Lead Designer, S. Kema Subsomboon. “Nowadays they carry a tablet with them, chargers, multiple lenses, their phone, and even more than one camera on occasion... The Python slimpack was designed with this in mind, keeping things divided with a multitude of pockets and padded walls, as well as dividers.” The Python slimpack is available today for $149.95 at the website below.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Eizo has launched a 40-second animated film on its global YouTube channel to help promote its ColorEdge range of monitors. Animation designer Katy Beveridge says, "The inspiration for the Eizo Christmas animation, initially came from early Russian Stop-Motion animation films which used built models and small scale sets. I often find inspiration from the rich and diverse history of the animation industry which extends far beyond the more popular cell, or drawn animation”. Click through / scroll down to view Eizo's Christmas animation.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The MAC Group has announced a Winter Holiday instant rebate of $25 for US customers that purchase one or more PocketWizard MiniTT1 and/or FlexTT5 radios. Likewise, purchasers of PocketWizard PlusX and/or Plus III radios are eligible for a $15 mail-in rebate for each radio they buy. The instant rebate is available only for new inventory purchased from authorized PocketWizard Dealers in the US. The promotion will run throughout this month.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Tenba has reintroduced three vintage bag designs for a new generation of photographers. The Tenba Classic collection includes three models: the P211 courier bag, the P415 briefcase camera bag, and the Tenba 2 camera bag. These bags feature the same fine tailoring and uncompromising materials and hardware as when they were first launched up to thirty-four years ago. "These benchmark Tenba bag designs have been highly sought after for their legendary quality, great looks and high performance," said Peter Waisnor, Marketing Manager of Tenba. "After fielding thousands of requests for these bags from around the world, we decided it was time to bring them to a current generation of photographers." Tenba Classic bags began shipping on December 1st at a suggested retail price of $59.95 for the Tenba 2, $89.95 for the P211, and $169.95 for the P415.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Xsories have launched a new range of pocket-sized digital projectors that allow you to share your videos, photos and other images. Comprising three units, the line-up includes a £349:99 'Pro' model that measures 10.5x10.5x3.1cm and a LED lamp providing 80 lumens of illumination. The projector has a resolution of 854x480 pixels and an image size of up to 305cm on the longer side. The range also includes the medium-size, £259:99 'X-Project' model and the tiny, £239:99 X-Project Micro (pictured), which is not much larger than a smartphone.
From now until 24th December Wacom Europe will publish daily questions by GoSee on their Cintiq Info Channel from all fields of the creative world. Clues for the correct answer can be found on gosee.us. Users enter the draw to be in with a chance of winning daily prizes including the new Intuos Pro, Cintiq 13HD and Inkling by typing in the comments field below the original question post. The main prize is a new creative mobile tablet - the Cintiq Companion. The Christmas campaign ‘The Creative Year 2013’ with Wacom and GoSee will integrate the Wacom Europe Facebook channel ‘Wacom Creatives Europe; as well as Wacom Europe’s Twitter account.
Friday, November 29, 2013
With Black Friday upon us and Cyber Monday just around the corner, we've rounded-up all 7 Holiday Gift Guides that we've published in the last week. If you're looking to buy a camera, make sure to check out our expert guides first!
The ShutterBug Remote is a Bluetooth-enabled camera remote that works with your Android or iOS device. Offering a range of up to 300ft/90m and a battery life of 4 months, the ShutterBug Remote is easy to set up - just plug in the remote, and connect to it with your Bluetooth LE enabled iPhone, iPad, iPod or Android device to control focus, shutter, bulb, timed exposures, interval exposures, and mirror lockup. The device is on sale for $94.95 now until Cyber Monday, 2nd December. For more information and to place an order, visit the website below.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
For a limited time, JP Distribution will be offering the Sekonic L-478DR and L-478D light meters in a bundle with a five-degree spot finder and new meter/spot finder case. All three items are offered at a discount of 15% off the regular individual pricing SRP.
Fantasea Line has officially released the FG16 underwater housing for the Canon Powershot G16 digital compact camera. The Fantasea FG16 maintains full access to all camera controls and functions while providing waterproofing down to depths of 60 metres / 200 feet. A complete system of dedicated accessories, including conversion optics, flash and video lighting sets, will be available for the housing. The Fantasea FG16 is available now for $575 / €530.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
In the seventh and final part of our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide, we've selected our favourite accessories and softwares, with something for every budget.
Friday, November 22, 2013
With the new Weye Feye equipment from Xsories, available in the UK from Ultrasport, Canon and Nikon DSLR owners can now control their camera settings from up to 80 metres away. Compatible with a number of camera models, the Weye Feye enables you to retrieve photos, even in raw format, from the camera and transfer them to your smartphone/tablet using bespoke Android and iOS apps. With live view available via the apps you take control of the camera settings - ISO, white balance, aperture, speed, for either photo or video - and then take your pictures. The unit has its own battery and server and operates with 802.11n Wi-Fi technology, ensuring a powerful signal with high speeds and a larger range. The Weye Feye is available through select retailers for less than £200.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Ikelite has launched two distinct underwater housings for Canon's latest offering in the G series. The Ikelite TTL Housing for the Canon Powershot G16 (£549.99) features a large, simple dial directly above the camera's LCD monitor that acts as a remote control for Ikelite DS-series strobes. An aluminium tray with left-hand rubberised grip is included with the Ikelite TTL housing for the Canon G16, providing balance and comfortable hold. The TTL housing will be available in December. The Ikelite Fibre Optic Housing (£449.99) is a more compact offering geared toward owners of optical strobes. This housing is just as rugged as the TTL version, but shrunk way down with comfortable thumb grips replacing the tray and handle assembly. The Fibre Optic housing will be available later this month.
Thee Rogue Safari Flash Booster, an attachment for DSLR cameras that concentrates light from the pop-up flash for photographing subjects at a distance, will soon be available in the United Kingdom. Optimised for use with telephoto zoom lenses that are 100mm and longer, the Rogue Safari focuses up to 8x more light (an improvement of up to 3 f/stops) on a subject than a DSLR’s unassisted pop-up flash. The Rogue Safari Pop-Up Flash Booster will be in the shops for Christmas priced at £25.
Joby has revealed its latest product, the Pro Sling Strap. With its patent-pending SpeedCinch pulley system, the Pro Sling Strap length dynamically adjusts, letting photographers quickly secure their DSLR camera in one moment and shoot in the next. SpeedCinch has two modes: a fast-cinch mode for instant deployment and a locked mode where photographers can run, hike or bike without putting their DSLR in harm's way. For additional peace of mind, the Pro Sling Strap also comes with a camera tether. Retailing at $69.95, the Joby Pro Sling Strap is available in S-L and L-XXL sizes.
ExpoImaging has introduced the ExpoDisc 2.0 Professional White Balance Filter for digital cameras. The original ExpoDisc Professional White Balance Filter was available in separate Neutral and Portrait (warming) versions. ExpoDisc 2.0 combines these versions into a single tool. ExpoDisc 2.0 includes two levels of custom warming gels which can be inserted into recesses on the face of the ExpoDisc, enabling photographers to add varying degrees of warmth for pleasing skin tones. The ExpoDisc 2.0 will initially be available in a 77mm filter size with more sizes to follow. As with the original ExpoDisc, a larger ExpoDisc 2.0 can be used with smaller filter size lenses by simply holding the ExpoDisc 2.0 over the lens during the white balance setting procedure. The ExpoDisc 2.0 77mm White Balance Filter retails for $49.95.
Monday, November 18, 2013
PNY Technologies have introduced its new SDHC/XC High Performance memory cards. Available in four different capacities ranging from 16GB to 128GB, these Class 10 UHS-I cards offer speeds of up to 80MB/s. Prices start at £17.99.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Triggertrap's Redsnap accessory, a modular camera trigger for high-speed, camera-trap and time-lapse photography, has exceeded its funding goal of $50,000 on Kickstarter by nearly 6 times. Billed as "one of the fastest, easiest to use, and most affordable high-speed flash- and camera triggers money can't yet buy," Triggertrap Redsnap uses interchangeable sensor modules that you can snap on when you need them, and tuck away in your camera bag when you don't. It has three outputs, so you can hook up three cameras, three flashes, or a combination of both. It also has a special connector allowing it to talk to the Triggertrap Mobile App for iOS and Android. With over £288,000 pledged, Triggertrap Redsnap has exceeded all of its stretch goals, and will go into production in the first half of 2014.
Tucson, Arizona based photographer Spencer Boerup has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a new, magnetic system of mounting flash modifiers that works with almost any strobe. "For photographers, attaching a flash modifier is a chore," Boerup says. "Either you need a special mount designed just your flash, or you have to use velcro, elastic, or a whole slew of other materials just to get your modifiers to stay in place." Magmod promises to change it all. Each Magmod modifier attaches to your speedlight by magnetising to the MagGrip, an elastic,one-size-fits-all band that stretches around the flash head. The system is modular - in addition to the MagGrip, it currently includes the MagGrid honeycomb grid and the MagGel Kit, which comprises a gel slot and various colour temperature modifying gels. You can add as many modifiers as you want, simply stacking one on top of the other. Interested readers are encouraged to visit the project's Kickstarter page.