Category: Accessories

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

SanDisk Extreme 256GB microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Western Digital today introduced a nduo of 256GB microSD cards, which includes the new 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card – the fastest microSD card in its class – and the 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition. The 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card delivers transfer speeds of up to 100MB/s, allowing users to save time transferring large files, as well as write speeds of up to 90MB/s for rapid capture of photos. The 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition, is ideal for smartphone and tablet users who don’t want to worry about running out of space on their devices. The new card features transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s. Built to perform in harsh conditions, the new cards are also waterproof, temperature-proof, shock proof, and X-ray proof. Additionally, the SanDisk microSD card line up is compatible with the SanDisk Memory Zone app for Android, giving users an easy way to manage and back up content on their device. The 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition, will be available worldwide in August 2016 with a UK MSRP of £129.99. The 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card will be available worldwide in Q4 2016 with UK MSRP of £169.99.

Western Digital today introduced a nduo of 256GB microSD cards, which includes the new 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card – the fastest microSD card in its class – and the 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition. The 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card delivers transfer speeds of...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

ExpoImaging Launch Indicator Battery Pack

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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ExpoImaging today announced availability of an Indicator Battery Pouch that offers photographers a new way to store and keep track of a variety of rechargeable batteries, without mixing charged with depleted ones. “Photographers or anyone dealing with electronics today have to deal with keeping track of rechargeable batteries,” says Erik Sowder, ExpoImaging CEO. “The new Indicator Battery Pouch is a simple yet effective way to conveniently store and carry rechargeable batteries, and to help keep track of which ones are charged and ready to go.” The pouch incorporates adjustable hook-and-loop straps, allowing it to conveniently attach to a camera bag strap, a belt, or to hang from a stand. It can hold twelve AAA batteries, eight AA batteries, four 9V batteries, or two camera batteries. The Rogue Indicator Battery Pouch is priced at £12.99 including VAT.

ExpoImaging today announced availability of an Indicator Battery Pouch that offers photographers a new way to store and keep track of a variety of rechargeable batteries, without mixing charged with depleted ones. “Photographers or anyone dealing with electronics today have to deal with keeping track of rechargeable batteries,”...

Monday, June 27, 2016

Cactus V6 II and IIs

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Cactus have announced two second-generation V6 wireless flash transceivers. Offering compatibility with Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic and Pentax flashes, the Cactus V6 II now supports HSS / FP mode in the same cross-brand environment. The Cactus V6 IIs (pictured) incorporates all the functions of the V6 II, but comes with a Sony-compatible hot shoe. Additionally, both the V6 II and IIs now have an automatic LED AF-assist light. The Cactus V6 II and IIs are currently scheduled to be available in 2016 July and August respectively, priced at $95 each.

Cactus have announced two second-generation V6 wireless flash transceivers. Offering compatibility with Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic and Pentax flashes, the Cactus V6 II now supports HSS / FP mode in the same cross-brand environment. The Cactus V6 IIs (pictured) incorporates all the functions of the V6 II, but comes with...

Sinar eShutter 250

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Sinar have announced the expansion of their line-up of electronically controlled precision shutters for view cameras. Designed for use with a variety of digital backs, the Sinar eShutter is billed as a "future-proof system for all lenses with shutter size 0." Sinar now offers two eShutter versions: the all new eShutter 250, with a maximum shutter speed of 1/250 second, and the well-known eShutter with a top shutter speed of 1/125 second. According to the company, a wide range of Sinaron eShutter 250 lenses will become available in July 2016.

Sinar have announced the expansion of their line-up of electronically controlled precision shutters for view cameras. Designed for use with a variety of digital backs, the Sinar eShutter is billed as a "future-proof system for all lenses with shutter size 0." Sinar now offers two eShutter versions: the all new eShutter 250,...

Friday, June 24, 2016

Sigma EF-630 Pricing Announced

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Sigma UK have announced availbility and pricing for the new Sigma EF-630 electronic flash. Designed to work with current digital SLR cameras from Canon, Nikon and Sigma; the EF-630 is a multifunctional clip-on type flash featuring a zoomable tilt-swivel head, wireless TTL exposure control as well as high-speed sync, rear-curtain sync and modelling flash functions. Photographers can update the unit's firmware via the newly developed optional Flash USB Dock FD-11. The Sigma Electronic Flash EF-630 will be available in early July with a suggested retail price of £399.99 including VAT and the Flash USB Dock FD-11 in Sigma fit will be available in early July with a suggested retail price of £59.99.

Sigma UK have announced availbility and pricing for the new Sigma EF-630 electronic flash. Designed to work with current digital SLR cameras from Canon, Nikon and Sigma; the EF-630 is a multifunctional clip-on type flash featuring a zoomable tilt-swivel head, wireless TTL exposure control as well as high-speed sync, rear-curtain...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Western Digital Unveil WD Pro Series

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Western Digital have unveiled the WD Pro Series: My Passport Wireless Pro Wi-Fi mobile storage and My Cloud Pro Series network attached storage. Designed specifically for the creative community, the WD Pro Series enables seamless transfer of content between devices, regardless of whether users are on a remote shoot, in the studio or editing at home. Available in capacities up to 3TB, the My Passport Wireless Pro Wi-Fi mobile storage (£189.99- £209.99) lets creative professionals and enthusiasts leave the laptop behind when on a shoot. Using the direct Wi-Fi connection, creators can automatically backup files from compatible cameras, as well as save, edit and transfer work seamlessly from up to eight other devices connected to the drive. Tethered connections are also available for faster transfers and include a built-in SD card reader as well as a USB 2.0 port. Offering up to 32TB of storage, the My Cloud Pro Series NAS (£379.99-£1,899.99) are optimised to import from cameras/memory card readers and other USB storage with a simple one touch backup button. In addition to giving creative professionals and enthusiasts a reliable place to store their files, this fast, high capacity drive features a hardware accelerated video processor. Its powerful transcoding capabilities mean the My Cloud Pro Series NAS can ingest, edit, store and stream content to and from popular formats, including 4K video. The products use the My Cloud mobile app – the new version of the app will be launched with the My Passport Wireless Pro and My Cloud Pro Series and be compatible with the Adobe Creative Cloud.

Western Digital have unveiled the WD Pro Series: My Passport Wireless Pro Wi-Fi mobile storage and My Cloud Pro Series network attached storage. Designed specifically for the creative community, the WD Pro Series enables seamless transfer of content between devices, regardless of whether users are on a remote shoot, in...

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Canon EOS 80D and EOS M3 Video Creator Kits

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Canon will showcase its new Canon EOS 80D and EOS M3 Video Creator Kits during VidCon 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center, 23-25 June 2016. The EOS 80D Video Creator Kit ($2,049.00, available from August 2016) includes an EOS 80D DSLR camera and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens, an external microphone and 32GB SD card. This kit also includes the Canon Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1 which allows creators to smoothly control their zoom at the push of a button or right from their compatible smartphone by using the Canon Camera Connect app. The EOS M3 Video Creator Kit ($899.99, available later this month) includes an EOS M3 compact system camera and EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, an external microphone and a 32GB SD card. The new bundles join a family of Video Creator Kits that include the EOS Rebel T6i, Rebel T5i and EOS 70D.

Canon will showcase its new Canon EOS 80D and EOS M3 Video Creator Kits during VidCon 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center, 23-25 June 2016. The EOS 80D Video Creator Kit ($2,049.00, available from August 2016) includes an EOS 80D DSLR camera and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens, an external microphone...

Monday, June 20, 2016

Bowens Mosaic2 1x1 LED Panels

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Limelite by Bowens has launched its new Mosaic2 LED panels with ultra-high CRI 94/TLCI 94 light output. Available in Daylight (5600K, pictured) and BiColour (3000K-5000K) options, Mosaic2 uses 576 cutting edge high-fidelity LEDs, dimmable from 100-0%, to create 1x1 panels that have a maximum brightness of 4,000Lux at a distance of 1m. The new panels, which will have an RRP of £654 (Daylight model) and £835 (Bi-Colour model), are an ideal choice for photographers working with babies, animals or heat-sensitive subjects such as food. They are also designed for video and broadcast work both in studio and on location (with optional battery mounting accessories)

Limelite by Bowens has launched its new Mosaic2 LED panels with ultra-high CRI 94/TLCI 94 light output. Available in Daylight (5600K, pictured) and BiColour (3000K-5000K) options, Mosaic2 uses 576 cutting edge high-fidelity LEDs, dimmable from 100-0%, to create 1x1 panels that have a maximum brightness of 4,000Lux at a distance of ...

Thursday, June 16, 2016

NUANCES Graduated Neutral Density Filters

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Cokin and OmegaBrandess have announced their new Neutral Density (GND) filters. Dedicated to landscape photography, NUANCES Graduated Neutral Density filters allow a balanced brightness between two parts of an image by efficiently keeping details in overly-bright part of a scene. The transition between the dark and light areas is soft, making it easier to use in most situations. Designed to fit Cokin’s range of CREATIVE filter-holders, from M to XL sizes, the NUANCES GND filters can be combined with other filters from the CREATIVE Filter System range. L and XL sizes to begin shipping in late June with M sizes expected to hit the stores in late July.

Cokin and OmegaBrandess have announced their new Neutral Density (GND) filters. Dedicated to landscape photography, NUANCES Graduated Neutral Density filters allow a balanced brightness between two parts of an image by efficiently keeping details in overly-bright part of a scene. The transition between the dark and light...

Canon Launch Four New Media for imagePROGRAF PRO

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Canon have launched four new large-format media options, including three media for the fine arts and photography market. The Photo Paper Pro Platinum  (300gsm), Photo Paper Pro Luster (260gsm), and Photo Paper Pro Premium Matte (210gsm) media, previously available in cut sheet for the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printer users, are now available in 100-foot rolls for those images that were meant to be printed in large format. Leveraging the image performance of the newly developed LUCIA PRO pigment ink, these new media are great for customers with 12-channel models, including the new imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 and PRO-4000 (pictured) printers. These new media are now available for purchase through authorised Canon dealers.

Canon have launched four new large-format media options, including three media for the fine arts and photography market. The Photo Paper Pro Platinum  (300gsm), Photo Paper Pro Luster (260gsm), and Photo Paper Pro Premium Matte (210gsm) media, previously available in cut sheet for the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000...

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Rogue FlashBender 2 XL Pro - Super Soft Silver

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ExpoImaging has today announced availability of the new Rogue FlashBender 2 XL Pro Reflector - Super Soft Silver, Frank Doorhof edition. “We pride ourselves on our ability to create innovative lighting tools for photography professionals,” says Erik Sowder, ExpoImaging CEO. “When Frank [Doorhof] suggested we tailor the XL Pro, to help him get more creative with the Rogue kit, we jumped at the chance to help. Our custom Super Soft Silver fabric gives more light and contrast than white fabrics, with a softer and more even light than highly reflective shiny silver fabrics which are prone to producing hot spots.” The FlashBender 2 XL Pro Reflector - Super Soft Silver is priced at £52.99.

ExpoImaging has today announced availability of the new Rogue FlashBender 2 XL Pro Reflector - Super Soft Silver, Frank Doorhof edition. “We pride ourselves on our ability to create innovative lighting tools for photography professionals,” says Erik Sowder, ExpoImaging CEO. “When Frank [Doorhof] suggested...

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Now Available: ExoLens with Optics by Zeiss

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Lenses
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ExoLens have announced three new accessory lenses for the Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S and 6S Plus smartphones. Leading the collection is the new ExoLens with Optics by Zeiss Mutar 0.6x Asph T* Wide-Angle lens. The lens is virtually distortion free thanks to its aspherical design, has exceptional edge-to-edge contrast and a picture quality unmatched by any other iPhone lens in the world. The wide-angle lens (18-mm equivalent) is ideal for landscape, architecture as well as creative shots with unusual perspectives. The Telephoto Mutar 2.0x Asph T* lens has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 56mm and an optical construction featuring 5 elements in 3 groups, while the Vario Proxar is a 40-80mm equivalent zoom lens designed for close-up photography. An optionally attachable and semi-transparent diffuser serves as a spacer, allowing light to shine evenly on the object and enables convenient focusing. ExoLens with Optics by ZEISS wide-angle lens kits are available today for $199.95 at Apple retail stores. A la carte macro and telephoto lenses will be available for purchase later this summer.

ExoLens have announced three new accessory lenses for the Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S and 6S Plus smartphones. Leading the collection is the new ExoLens with Optics by Zeiss Mutar 0.6x Asph T* Wide-Angle lens. The lens is virtually distortion free thanks to its aspherical design, has exceptional edge-to-edge contrast and...

Aero LaunchPad

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Tether Tools' Aero LaunchPad is a stable portable and elevated platform designed for drone enthusiasts. Easily attaching to tripods and stands, the Aero LaunchPad is made of lightweight T6 Aerospace aluminium. On takeoff it gives drone pilots peace of mind that dirt and grass won’t be sucked into the motor bearings, protects rotors from hitting grass and pebbles, and keeps the camera lens clean. The Aero LaunchPad is available to purchase for $229.99.

Tether Tools' Aero LaunchPad is a stable portable and elevated platform designed for drone enthusiasts. Easily attaching to tripods and stands, the Aero LaunchPad is made of lightweight T6 Aerospace aluminium. On takeoff it gives drone pilots peace of mind that dirt and grass won’t...

Monday, June 13, 2016

Pulse Camera Remote

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Alpine Labs have announced the upcoming launch of their "Pulse" camera release. Offering a pocket-sized solution to wireless control of DSLRs and CSCs, Pulse facilitates remote control from your mobile device using Bluetooth connectivity and a free mobile app. Unlike other remotes that utilise a camera’s trigger port, the USB connection allows Pulse to wirelessly control ISO, shutter speed, aperture, start / stop video, preview images on the screen of your device, and boasts an operational range of up to 100 ft. Expected to retail for $99, Pulse is currently available to preorder via the website below.

Alpine Labs have announced the upcoming launch of their "Pulse" camera release. Offering a pocket-sized solution to wireless control of DSLRs and CSCs, Pulse facilitates remote control from your mobile device using Bluetooth connectivity and a free mobile app. Unlike other remotes that utilise a camera&rsquo...

Olympus Offers Photographers & Videographers a Sound Choice

Gavin Stoker | Accessories
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Due to celebrate its 100th anniversary in three years’ time, Olympus has announced two versions of its latest digital audio recorder, the LS Pocket, that can also be hooked up to your digital camera (including its own PEN and OM-D models) for more professional audio when shooting video. Photography Blog was at the London launch to get hands-on and trial the device…

Due to celebrate its 100th anniversary in three years’ time, Olympus has announced two versions of its latest digital audio recorder, the LS Pocket, that can also be hooked up to your digital camera (including its own PEN and OM-D models) for more professional audio when shooting video. Photography...

XPD Offer Cashback on Purchases of ColorMunki Display

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XPD have announced a cashback scheme on purchases of the X­-Rite ColorMunki Display calibrator. Customers will be able to claim £25 back on purchases of the product made between 8th June and 1st September 2016 with a valid receipt and qualifying box sticker. Cashback claims can be made at the website below.

XPD have announced a cashback scheme on purchases of the X­-Rite ColorMunki Display calibrator. Customers will be able to claim £25 back on purchases of the product made between 8th June and 1st September 2016 with a valid receipt and qualifying box sticker. Cashback claims can be made...

Friday, June 10, 2016

Sun-Sniper Rotaball Camera Straps

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Sun-Sniper have expanded their Sniper-Strap system with 7 new Rotaball camera straps. Each of the seven ROTABALL models now has a ROTABALL CONNECTOR and a BLOKKER. The stainless steel mono-multi ball bearing (a large ball turning in 32 small balls) allows the camera to pivot freely and without obstruction. The rubber washer with its SNAKESKIN structure provides the safest connection to the strap. And even more security is ensured by the BLOKKER: a newly developed pin that blocks the connector at the camera to prevent the camera from being unscrewed by anyone not authorized to do so. ROTABALL straps can bear loads of up to five kilos in camera and lens weight. "Our camera straps of course also pass tougher tests, e.g. applying loads up to 80 kg. But then we cannot guarantee the stability of the camera bodies," explains Peter Geller, owner and CEO of SUN-SNIPER. "When performing the stress test, we focused particularly on the fact that the weight of the camera multiplies significantly due to the up-and-down motion caused by running, even with the SHOCK ABSORBER providing compensation."

Sun-Sniper have expanded their Sniper-Strap system with 7 new Rotaball camera straps. Each of the seven ROTABALL models now has a ROTABALL CONNECTOR and a BLOKKER. The stainless steel mono-multi ball bearing (a large ball turning in 32 small balls) allows the camera to pivot freely and without...

MyMyk Audio Systems Now Available in UK

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JP Distribution have announced the UK availability of a range of high quality audio systems from the Australian company MyMyk. The range consists of SmartMyk & SmartMyk Windshield, SmartLynk, SportsMyk and the MyMyk Connector Cable. The SmartMyk (£149) is a directional shotgun microphone which works by localising the sound to the image, rejecting background noise to concentrate on the sound from the subject. The SmartMyk Windshield (£59, pictured) is a slip-­on, open­-cell, reticulated foam with an integral fur cover providing excellent wind protection whilst safeguarding the SmartMyk in the most difficult of conditions. The SmartLynk two­-channel mixer, audio routing and monitoring device (£199) allows you to monitor your sound input prior to and during recording, block unwanted noise from the camera by overriding the camera’s built-­in Automatic Gain Control and record your audio track to an external device. It also features a removable cold shoe to reveal external 1⁄4” thread in the base, making attachment to a tripod, pistol grip or boom pole a simple process. The fully adjustableadjustable SportsMyk mini-boom microphone (£79) restricts unwanted noises normally associated with audio recordings on action cameras, while its flexible arm allows it to be positioned close to the mouth. Finally, the MyMyk Connector Cable (£16) enables yout to connect an external microphone to your smartphone or tablet, and can also convert the “APP Output” of SmartLynk to function as a standard audio output for connection to a separate audio recorder.

JP Distribution have announced the UK availability of a range of high quality audio systems from the Australian company MyMyk. The range consists of SmartMyk & SmartMyk Windshield, SmartLynk, SportsMyk and the MyMyk Connector Cable. The SmartMyk (£149) is a directional shotgun microphone which works...

Syrp Genie Mini

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JP Distribution have announced the UK availability of the Syrp Genie Mini, an extremely compact and easy-­to­-use motion control device that allows you to create ultra­-smooth panning time-­lapse and real-­time videos. Controlled with the ​Syrp Genie App​ on your iOS or Android device, the ​Genie Mini​  is simple to set up and control, making it a perfect choice for beginners and experienced time-lapse enthusiasts alike. Additionally, the ​Genie Mini​  is fully compatible with the ​Syrp Genie​, giving you 2­-axis control to enable ever more complex movements in your video. The Syrp Genie Mini Motion Control Device is available for £250.

JP Distribution have announced the UK availability of the Syrp Genie Mini, an extremely compact and easy-­to­-use motion control device that allows you to create ultra­-smooth panning time-­lapse and real-­time videos. Controlled with the ​Syrp Genie App​ on your...

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Helipak for DJI Inspire

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Think Tank Photo have launched a new protective backpack for users of DJI Inspire or other similarly sized quadcopters. The new backpack easily holds a DJI Inspire (parked with gimbal and rotors detached), Zenmuse gimbal with 3 lenses, 6x batteries, 2x controllers, 2 x 8” tablets, lots of extra propellers, and a 17” laptop and charger. The contoured tuck-away harness with lumbar support, cut-away air-channel, the adjustable sternum strap, and the removable padded waistbelt allow for extreme comfort while trekking into remote areas or simply pulling it from the car. The Think Tank Helipak for DJI Inspire is available now for $339.75.

Think Tank Photo have launched a new protective backpack for users of DJI Inspire or other similarly sized quadcopters. The new backpack easily holds a DJI Inspire (parked with gimbal and rotors detached), Zenmuse gimbal with 3 lenses, 6x batteries, 2x controllers, 2 x 8” tablets, lots of extra propellers, and...