Category: Accessories

Friday, February 24, 2017

DNP Introduces WPS Pro Wireless Print Server

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Printers
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DNP today introduced their new WPS Pro Wireless Print Server. Designed exclusively for the company's DS40, DS80, DS620A, DS-RX1HS and DS820A dye-sublimation printers, the WPS Pro allows photographers to print directly from Wi-Fi compatible capture devices without the need for cables, memory cards an internet connection. This enables event photographers to roam, capture and wirelessly print candid shots taken at the company picnic, local pet store or sporting event; and perfect for the wedding photographer to capture and print the memories of the rehearsal dinner and wedding reception. The WPS Pro features an easy-to-read 7” touchscreen display that allows users to easily monitor print jobs, printer status, and see remaining print counts. A single WPS Pro can connect with two DNP photo printer models for speed/redundancy or for an increased range of print size options. “Wireless tools are an important part of our customer’s increasingly flexible workflow,” said Katsuyuki Oshima, President of DNP Imagingcomm America Corporation. “The WPS Pro expands the functionality of our printers, optimises photographer workflows, and provides new opportunities for our customers to upgrade their offerings.”

DNP today introduced their new WPS Pro Wireless Print Server. Designed exclusively for the company's DS40, DS80, DS620A, DS-RX1HS and DS820A dye-sublimation printers, the WPS Pro allows photographers to print directly from Wi-Fi compatible capture devices without the need for cables, memory cards an internet connection....

Thursday, February 23, 2017

84.5mm Camera Filters Introduce New Reverse ND Grads

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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European accessory manufacturer 84.5mm Camera Filters has launched a new line of reverse graduated neutral density filters. These 100x150mm filters are hand-made from CR-39 Organic glass and can be used with standard “XL” filter holders. Available in two sizes, Reverse ND4 and Reverse ND8, are available for €59.95 each.

European accessory manufacturer 84.5mm Camera Filters has launched a new line of reverse graduated neutral density filters. These 100x150mm filters are hand-made from CR-39 Organic glass and can be used with standard “XL” filter holders. Available in two sizes, Reverse ND4 and Reverse ND8, are available for ...

Fantasea UWL-09F Wide-Angle Lens Now Available

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Lenses
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The Fantasea UWL-09F wet wide angle conversion lens for compact, mirrorless and SLR underwater housings is now available to purchase. According to the manufacturer, the UWL-09F offers unmatched quality with 5 multi-layered precision optic elements. The combination of a super wide field of view (130 degrees) and zero minimal focus distance provide unlimited opportunities for image framing and creative compositions, including close-focus wide-angle images. The lens barrel is made from durable aluminium alloy with black coating. The dome is covered with hard coating as well, protecting it from easily getting scratched or damaged. The lens features a 67mm thread mount, compatible with most housings available in the market today. The base of the mount is covered with a rubber ring, providing a firm grip of the lens during installation and removal. Non-corrosive front and rear lens caps are included in the box. A quality padded carrying case allows safe storage and transportation. Weighing in at 1033g/36.4oz, the Fantasea UWL-09F wide-angle conversion lens is depth rated to 60m / 200ft. Available now, the lens carries a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $799.95.

The Fantasea UWL-09F wet wide angle conversion lens for compact, mirrorless and SLR underwater housings is now available to purchase. According to the manufacturer, the UWL-09F offers unmatched quality with 5 multi-layered precision optic elements. The combination of a super wide field of view (130 degrees) and zero minimal focus...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Sony Launch World’s Fastest SD Card

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Sony have just announced the World’s fastest SD card. Offering read/write speeds of up to 300MB/s and 299MB/s, respectively, the new SF-G series memory cards are available in 32GB, 64GB or 128GB storage capacities. The blazing-fast write speed allows for a shorter buffer clearing time, while the ultra-fast read speeds enable users to transfer large volumes and files to a computer very quickly, contributing to a more efficient workflow. In conjunction with the SF-G series, Sony are introducing a new memory card reader, model MRW-S1, which offers a built-in SuperSpeed USB (USB3.1 Gen.1) standard A port for cable-free PC connection, so that your files can be copied faster than copying through the integrated SD slot. The new SF-G series SD cards will be available in stores in March 2017 and the MRW-S1 card reader will be available in April 2017.

Sony have just announced the World’s fastest SD card. Offering read/write speeds of up to 300MB/s and 299MB/s, respectively, the new SF-G series memory cards are available in 32GB, 64GB or 128GB storage capacities. The blazing-fast write speed allows for a shorter buffer clearing time,...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Transcend Ultimate UHS-I U3M V30 microSD Cards

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Transcend have released their new Ultimate UHS-I U3M Video Speed Class 30 (V30) microSD memory cards. These MLC-based memory cards reach transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s and offer optimum protection with capacities up to 128GB, ideal for 4K Ultra HD recording. The cards are not only Temperature proof, capable of enduring extreme temperatures ranging from -25°C to 85°C, but are also waterproof, static proof, X-ray proof and shock proof, offering users comprehensive data protection. In addition, built-in Error Correcting Code automatically detects and corrects transfer errors. The Ultimate UHS-I U3M microSD cards are offered in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities and carry Transcend's Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Transcend have released their new Ultimate UHS-I U3M Video Speed Class 30 (V30) microSD memory cards. These MLC-based memory cards reach transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s and offer optimum protection with capacities up to 128GB, ideal for 4K Ultra HD recording. The cards are not only Temperature proof,...

Monday, February 20, 2017

LUUV Camera Stabilisers Go on Sale

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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LUUV have announced that their Indiegogo- and Kickstarter-backed products - solidLUUV (pictured) and ultraLUUV ACTION - are now available to purchase. solidLUUV is a revolutionary steadycam that works with all cameras, smartphones, compact & 360° cameras, up to 500g. The vibration dampening technology in solidLUUV has pushed industry innovation to into a new space. ultraLUUV ACTION is the first stabiliser of its kind, combining the solidLUUV mechanical and the electronic ACTION GIMBAL, which produces stabilisation normally reserved for steadycams 10 times the price. ultraLUUV ACTION is perfect for filmmakers who demand high quality with every shot. The double stabilisation combined with the finger-tip control system makes it easy to use and enables the user to create footage so fluid, viewers think it is filmed with a drone. The compact steadycam is particularly well suited for high-speed recording and for challenging terrain, which makes it very reliable in one-shot situations.
 

LUUV have announced that their Indiegogo- and Kickstarter-backed products - solidLUUV (pictured) and ultraLUUV ACTION - are now available to purchase. solidLUUV is a revolutionary steadycam that works with all cameras, smartphones, compact & 360° cameras, up to 500g. The vibration dampening technology in solidLUUV has pushed industry innovation to...

LockPort D500 DUAL HDMI/USB 3.0 Protector for Nikon D500

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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The LockPort D500 DUAL is a new product developed to protect the fragile HDMI/USB outputs on the Nikon D500 digital SLR camera. Highly requested by professional D500 users, the LockPort D500 plate is designed to fit easily every head, baseplate, sliding plate, support out there using the original camera screws already there. Now available, the LockPort D500 DUAL HDMI/USB 3.0 protector for the Nikon D500 retails for $139/€129.

The LockPort D500 DUAL is a new product developed to protect the fragile HDMI/USB outputs on the Nikon D500 digital SLR camera. Highly requested by professional D500 users, the LockPort D500 plate is designed to fit easily every head, baseplate, sliding plate, support out there using the original...

SIRUI R-3213X Tripod

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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SIRUI will be introducing their new R-3213X tripod at The Photography Show taking place at the NEC in Birmingham (18-21 March 2017). Designed for photographers and filmmakers who want to remain flexible in all circumstances, this triple-application tripod is supplied with a centre column, a large mounting plate and a 75mm half bowl adapter - all of which are interchangeable at any time. Robust and stable, the R-3213X is well suited for studio work and can quickly be set up to a tall working height and easily support large, heavy camera equipment. The unique feature of the RX series, including the R-3213X, is the removable mounting plate. It can be removed and swapped for either a centre column or the 75mm half bowl adapter. This means that you can raise the height of the tripod to it’s maximum height of 1790mm with the centre column or, using the 75mm half bowl adapter, attach and use any 75mm half ball fluid head for video work.

SIRUI will be introducing their new R-3213X tripod at The Photography Show taking place at the NEC in Birmingham (18-21 March 2017). Designed for photographers and filmmakers who want to remain flexible in all circumstances, this triple-application tripod is supplied with a centre column, a large mounting plate and a 7...

Friday, February 17, 2017

Intro 2020 to Distribute B&W Outdoor Cases in UK

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Intro 2020 has been appointed distributor of B&W's impact-resistant polypropylene cases. The full range consists of 11 different sized cases, most of which are available in black and yellow colourways. Two models are designed for drones and the two largest cases feature a telescopic handle and smooth running wheels. There is also a range of accessories including cubed foam inserts, shoulder straps, lid pockets, mesh bags and a backpack system. B&W's outdoor cases have been designed to survive a temperature range of -30°C to +80°C. They are stackable and 100% waterproof - they have been tested up to a depth of 5 metres and are also dustproof and robust, carrying a 30-year warranty. Prices start at £32.99 SRP for smallest case, the Type 500. The price for the largest case in the range, Type 6800 is £400.

Intro 2020 has been appointed distributor of B&W's impact-resistant polypropylene cases. The full range consists of 11 different sized cases, most of which are available in black and yellow colourways. Two models are designed for drones and the two largest cases feature a telescopic handle and smooth running...

Manfrotto UK Announce Distribution of Shoulderpod Range

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Manfrotto have announced a distribution partnership in the UK with Shoulderpod. Consisting of the G1 Grip, S2 Handle Grip, R2 Pocket Rig and the X1 Pro Rig; the Shoulderpod range is designed to be a modular system. The G1 is a professional grip for mounting your smartphone on any tripod or rig. Fully adjustable for holding any smartphone model, it also works as a portable stand for holding your camera when on the road. The S2 is the first professional handle grip with three functions. It works as tripod mount, filmmaker handle, and traveller stand. It is a solid and portable solution for holding your smartphone camera and fits most devices thank to the adjustable mechanism. The R2 is a multifunctional and compact rig that makes adding external microphones, lights or batteries to your mobile camera easy when on the move. The X1 (pictured) is an advanced production rig that allows you to add professional microphones, light and extra batteries to your mobile camera. It can be quickly constructed for use as a handheld system, or for use with a tripod. Designed to slip easily into your backpack, the X1 is a fully adjustable system that will is fully compatible with other photo and video equipment, allowing you to turn your smartphone into a professional photo or video taking tool. Prices start from £24.90.

Manfrotto have announced a distribution partnership in the UK with Shoulderpod. Consisting of the G1 Grip, S2 Handle Grip, R2 Pocket Rig and the X1 Pro Rig; the Shoulderpod range is designed to be a modular system. The G1 is a professional grip for mounting your smartphone on any tripod...

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Keyboard for Capture One Pro 10 - Mac Version

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Phase One, in cooperation with LogicKeyboard, are now shipping an official new keyboard for Capture One Pro, Mac version. Designed with input from the Phase One Certified Professional programme to support maximum productivity, the new customised keyboard for Capture One Pro 10 is based on the original Apple Pro Keyboard and features full-colour coded keys complete with Capture One shortcut titles and icons. Available now from authorised Phase One dealers worldwide, the Capture One Pro keyboard is priced at $139/€129.

Phase One, in cooperation with LogicKeyboard, are now shipping an official new keyboard for Capture One Pro, Mac version. Designed with input from the Phase One Certified Professional programme to support maximum productivity, the new customised keyboard for Capture One Pro 10 is based on the original Apple Pro...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Canon EVF-DC2 Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EVF-DC2 electronic viewfinder looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EVF-DC2 electronic viewfinder.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon EVF-DC2 electronic viewfinder looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EVF-DC2 electronic viewfinder.

Canon Remote Controller BR-E1 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Accessories, Digital SLR Cameras
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A gallery of hands-on photos of the Canon Remote Controller BR-E1.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon Remote Controller BR-E1 looks like in the flesh?

A gallery of hands-on photos of the Canon Remote Controller BR-E1. Want to see exactly what the new Canon Remote Controller BR-E1 looks like in the flesh?

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Think Tank Photo Airport Helipak V2.0 Backpack

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Think Tank Photo have updated their Airport Helipak backpack for the DJI Phantom. Accommodating a DJI Phantom 4 (or a similarly sized drone), a 15” laptop, controller, GoPros, chargers, spare rotors, extra batteries, jacket, tools, and more; the Airport Helipak V2.0 is carry-on compatible for both US domestic and international airline travel. The contoured adjustable harness with lumbar support, articulated air-channel, removable padded waistbelt, and height-adjustable sternum strap enable comfort while trekking into remote areas. The Think Tank Photo Airport Helipak V2.0 for DJI Phantom is available for $199.75.

Think Tank Photo have updated their Airport Helipak backpack for the DJI Phantom. Accommodating a DJI Phantom 4 (or a similarly sized drone), a 15” laptop, controller, GoPros, chargers, spare rotors, extra batteries, jacket, tools, and more; the Airport Helipak V2.0 is carry-on compatible for both US domestic and international airline...

Think Tank Photo Airport TakeOff V2.0

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Think Tank Photo’s updated Airport TakeOff V2.0 rolling backpack is 15% lighter than its predecessor. “The Airport TakeOff V2.0 features a custom designed retractable handle with inset channel on aluminim tubing for added strength and durability, making it easier to roll down the street,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo’s CEO and lead designer. “A newly added tablet carry in the laptop pocket and dedicated smart phone pocket in the front flap insure photographers’ tools are easily accessible and at the ready.” Sized to meet the needs of the travelling professional, the Airport TakeOff V2.0 fits most US domestic and international airline carry-on requirements. The Think Tank Photo Airport TakeOff V2.0 bg will be available for $369.75.

Think Tank Photo’s updated Airport TakeOff V2.0 rolling backpack is 15% lighter than its predecessor. “The Airport TakeOff V2.0 features a custom designed retractable handle with inset channel on aluminim tubing for added strength and durability, making it easier to roll down the street,” said Doug Murdoch,...

Think Tank Photo Announce “Signature” Series

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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The new Signature Series from Think Tank  Photo is a modernised version of the classic shoulder bag. Available in two sizes, the bags feature a modern fabric that is durable yet soft to the touch. The Signature 10 accommodates a standard-size DSLR or CSC with 3–4 prime lenses and accessories, plus a 10" tablet. The larger Signature 13 (pictured) fits one standard-size DSLR with mid-range zoom attached plus 2–3 additional lenses and a 13" laptop. THe Signature 10 will be available for $249, whilst the Signature 13 will retail for 279.

The new Signature Series from Think Tank  Photo is a modernised version of the classic shoulder bag. Available in two sizes, the bags feature a modern fabric that is durable yet soft to the touch. The Signature 10 accommodates a standard-size DSLR or CSC with 3–4 prime lenses and accessories,...

X-Rite Announces Special Bundle Offer

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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X-Rite Photo Europe has announced a special seasonal bundle offering the Color Confidence GrafiLite free with all purchases of the X-Rite ColorMunki Photo (pictured). GrafiLite is a desktop daylight simulation device that complements the ColorMunki perfectly. It allows photographers to view prints and colour swatches in simulated daylight, indoors, regardless of time of day or the light conditions present. This limited time offer, which runs until 31st March 2017, delivers a saving of over £61.

X-Rite Photo Europe has announced a special seasonal bundle offering the Color Confidence GrafiLite free with all purchases of the X-Rite ColorMunki Photo (pictured). GrafiLite is a desktop daylight simulation device that complements the ColorMunki perfectly. It allows photographers to view prints and colour swatches in simulated daylight, indoors, regardless...

Friday, February 10, 2017

Nissin Air10s

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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The Nissin A10s is a new 2.4Ghz wireless TTL flash commander for Fujifilm, Sony, Micro Four Thirds, Canon and Nikon cameras. The simple and clear dial layout with colour LCD display allows the user to seamlessly and quickly control a large group of Nissin flashguns anywhere from a dark indoor studio, to a bright outdoor environment. The device’s range has been greatly extended (when compared to older models) to a maximum distance of 100 metres, and the TTL Mode, high speed sync (FP sync) supporting up to 1/8000 High-speed shutter speed, rear curtain, and other functionalities can be controlled remotely. Additionally, the Air10s has been equipped with a Micro SD card slot that allows users to update the device's firmware. Availability is slated for April, with pricing to be confirmed.

The Nissin A10s is a new 2.4Ghz wireless TTL flash commander for Fujifilm, Sony, Micro Four Thirds, Canon and Nikon cameras. The simple and clear dial layout with colour LCD display allows the user to seamlessly and quickly control a large group of Nissin flashguns anywhere from a dark...

Manfrotto Acquires Xume Adapters

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Manfrotto has announced the acquisition of Xume Adapters, a US-based company offering a range of quick-release adapters that allow photographers to attach lens caps and filters to their lenses quickly and with great precision. Utilising a magnetic solution that securely locks filters onto lenses, Manfrotto Xume accessories are safe for the lenses' focus mechanism, media cards, drives or other electronics. The strong magnetic attachment will keep the filter firmly in place – and ready to instantly swap out when a different filter is needed. Manfrotto Xumes adapters are available in 8 Sizes: 49mm, 52mm, 58mm, 62mm; 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, 82mm. The new Xume Adapter range will be distributed directly by Manfrotto Distribution, Manfrotto online shops and authorised distributors.

Manfrotto has announced the acquisition of Xume Adapters, a US-based company offering a range of quick-release adapters that allow photographers to attach lens caps and filters to their lenses quickly and with great precision. Utilising a magnetic solution that securely locks filters onto lenses, Manfrotto Xume accessories are safe for...

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Fotodiox Pro Announces New FlapJack LED Edgelights

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Fotodiox Pro has announced two new addition to its award-winning line of FlapJack LED Edgelights: the Studio XL and the 1.5x1.5. The Studio XL is a 30” LED Edgelight - the largest, softest light Fotodiox has ever produced. It offers manual and DMX control over brightness level and colour temperature. Larger than a typical LED panel, the FlapJack 1.5x1.5 features manual and remote control over brightness and colour temperature, while the integrated barndoors allow you to shape and direct light for even more creative control. Click through / read on for the details.

Fotodiox Pro has announced two new addition to its award-winning line of FlapJack LED Edgelights: the Studio XL and the 1.5x1.5. The Studio XL is a 30” LED Edgelight - the largest, softest light Fotodiox has ever produced. It offers manual and DMX control over brightness level and colour temperature....