Category: Accessories

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Eyefi Announces Technology Licensing Agreement with Toshiba

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Eyefi has combined efforts with Toshiba to deliver Eyefi Connected features to the upcoming versions of Toshiba's FlashAir WiFi SD memory card product line. In addition, Eyefi has added direct support for automatic wireless transfer of images from Toshiba FlashAir cards to Eyefi Mobi apps on all major platforms. FlashAir customers only need to install the Eyefi Mobi app on their device and enter the required FlashAir user ID and password into the app to begin enjoying instant transfer of their images. Toshiba Flash Air customers can use Eyefi Mobi apps as an alternative or complement to the existing FlashAir apps available on iOS and Android. Eyefi Connected features are available on over 300 camera models from more than 10 leading camera manufactures, including Canon, Nikon and Sony.

Eyefi has combined efforts with Toshiba to deliver Eyefi Connected features to the upcoming versions of Toshiba's FlashAir WiFi SD memory card product line. In addition, Eyefi has added direct support for automatic wireless transfer of images from Toshiba FlashAir cards to Eyefi Mobi apps on all major platforms....

Friday, August 19, 2016

Hama Treviso 130 Backpack

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Hama has announced a new backpack for outdoor photographers. The Treviso 130 weighs in at 950 grams and accommodates a system camera with accessories including a tablet PC, and features an additional compartment for personal items. The camera compartment is accessible from three sides – right, left and rear. Three adjustable interior dividers hold your camera snugly in place and at the same time allow for neat, organised storage. Charging cables, batteries, memory cards, cleaning cloths and other small items can be stowed in two further mesh pockets. Other convenient features include a rain cover stored in the back panel, padded shoulder straps with a chest strap and and integrated tripod holder. The Hama Treviso 130 photo backpack is available for €89.00.

Hama has announced a new backpack for outdoor photographers. The Treviso 130 weighs in at 950 grams and accommodates a system camera with accessories including a tablet PC, and features an additional compartment for personal items. The camera compartment is accessible from three sides – right, left and rear. Three adjustable interior...

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Datacolor Spyder5CAPTURE PRO

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Datacolor has announced the release of Spyder5CAPTURE PRO, the next generation of its popular colour calibration solutions for photographers, designers and imaging professionals. The bundle features all the essential products needed to manage colour from image capture to post production, including SpyderLENSCAL, SpyderCHECKR, SpyderCUBE and Spyder5ELITE. “We know how important colour accuracy is for photographers, but we also know it can be time-consuming.” said Heath Barber, Imaging Market Manager, Datacolor. “Spyder5CAPTURE PRO reduces editing time by providing users with a fast and seamless workflow from capture to post-production by combining our leading colour management tools in one convenient and cost-effective package.” For a limited time, Datacolor and participating photography resellers are offering Spyder5CAPTURE PRO at an introductory price of $269.99 if purchased by 30 September 2016.

Datacolor has announced the release of Spyder5CAPTURE PRO, the next generation of its popular colour calibration solutions for photographers, designers and imaging professionals. The bundle features all the essential products needed to manage colour from image capture to post production, including SpyderLENSCAL, SpyderCHECKR, SpyderCUBE and Spyder5ELITE. “We...

Think Tank Photo Upgrades Shape Shifter, Adds “Naked” Option

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Think Tank Photo has released its Shape Shifter expandable backpack in three new configurations. The Shape Shifter 15 V2.0 ($249.75) is designed to hold a 15” laptop plus one DSLR and three lenses. and the Shape Shifter 17 ($279.75) is designed to hold a 17” notebook plus one to two DSLRs and three to four lenses. The all-new Naked Shape Shifter ($219.75), which also accommodates a 17” laptop, allows photographers to attach four to seven Skin Pouches or Lens Changers inside to create a highly customised modular backpack.

Think Tank Photo has released its Shape Shifter expandable backpack in three new configurations. The Shape Shifter 15 V2.0 ($249.75) is designed to hold a 15” laptop plus one DSLR and three lenses. and the Shape Shifter 17 ($279.75) is designed to hold a 17” notebook plus one to two DSLRs and three to...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Camslinger Streetomatic Streethunters Edition

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CosySpeed has added two new models to its Camslinger Streetomatic series of camera bags. Designed for compact system cameras but also suitable for DSLRs and superzooms, the Camslinger Streetomatic bags can be worn comfortably around the hip or like a traditional sling bag over the shoulder. The new Streethunters Edition is limited to 100 bags and has been released in partnership with the international street photography website streethunters.net and German children’s aid organisation Terre des Hommes. €10 from the sales of each Streethunters Edition Camslinger Streetomatic will be donated to Terre des Hommes projects that help unaccompanied minor refugees in Europe. The other new model is the Camslinger Streetomatic Black, which joins the existing Streetomatic Blue and Khaki models.

CosySpeed has added two new models to its Camslinger Streetomatic series of camera bags. Designed for compact system cameras but also suitable for DSLRs and superzooms, the Camslinger Streetomatic bags can be worn comfortably around the hip or like a traditional sling bag over the shoulder. The new Streethunters Edition...

Friday, August 12, 2016

X-Rite at Photokina

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Events
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XP Distribution, the specialist distributor for X-Rite’s range of colour management products aimed at photographers and filmmakers, has announced its attendance at Photokina 2016. X-Rite will return to Hall 4.1, Stand J029 from 20th to 25th September, to demonstrate solutions for achieving accurate colour in both photo and filmmaking workflows. The company's experts will be on hand throughout the event to offer visitors colour workflow advice on everything from capturing to viewing colour, all the way through edit and print. In addition, X-Rite will be showcasing their full range of colour management products including ColorChecker Passport Photo, ColorChecker Classic and ColorChecker Video; ColorMunki Photo, ColorMunki Smile and ColorMunki Display, as well as i1Display Pro. As part of the 40th anniversary celebration of the ColorChecker Classic, visitors to the X-Rite stand can enter a giveaway to win a five-day, all-inclusive workshop with Frank Doorhof in the Netherlands, worth approximately £5,000.

XP Distribution, the specialist distributor for X-Rite’s range of colour management products aimed at photographers and filmmakers, has announced its attendance at Photokina 2016. X-Rite will return to Hall 4.1, Stand J029 from 20th to 25th September, to demonstrate solutions for achieving accurate colour in both photo and filmmaking workflows....

Friday, August 5, 2016

Hama Launch “Uni” 3-in-1 Lens Set for Smartphones

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Camera Phones, Lenses
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Hama have launched a three-in-one lens set for smartphones and tablets. The Hama Uni set comprises a 180° fisheye lens, a 0.67X wide-angle lens and a macro lens. Thanks to the universal lens clip, the lenses fit all smartphones and tablets with a lens diameter of up to 13 mm. The new three-in-one set is available for €12.99.

Hama have launched a three-in-one lens set for smartphones and tablets. The Hama Uni set comprises a 180° fisheye lens, a 0.67X wide-angle lens and a macro lens. Thanks to the universal lens clip, the lenses fit all smartphones and tablets with a lens diameter of up to 13...

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Manfrotto Adds 4 New Cases to Pro Light Collection

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Manfrotto has announced the addition of four new camcorder cases to its Pro Light Collection. This new Manfrotto bag range fits all the most popular camcorder models on the market. The special shaped foam contained in the internal Manfrotto Camera Protection System (CPS) safeguards the equipment stored inside the bag. It closely surrounds the camera, lenses and accessories, providing softer cushioning that also functions as strong storage protection. The Manfrotto Flexi divider enables users to make the most of the space available inside the bag and create multiple configurations according to the specific camera and accessories they are using. Prices for the new Manfrotto Pro Light camcorder cases start from £119.95.

Manfrotto has announced the addition of four new camcorder cases to its Pro Light Collection. This new Manfrotto bag range fits all the most popular camcorder models on the market. The special shaped foam contained in the internal Manfrotto Camera Protection System (CPS) safeguards the equipment stored inside the...

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Manfrotto Digital Director 2.1

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Software
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Manfrotto have launched Version 2.1 of the Manfrotto Digital Director app, new Digital Director models compatible with iPad Pro 12,9“ and iPad mini 4, and a range of new accessories. Digital Director is the only Apple certified (MFi – Made for iPad) electronic device that connects your camera (select Canon and Nikon DSLRs) and iPad allowing you to shoot, check, edit, share and manage your pictures. The new Digital Director App V. 2.1 adds an intervalometer and time-lapse controls, bracketing, DoF preview, a simplified workflow, automated playback, the ability to download raw images for sharing via Wi-Fi web server, e-mail and FTP, and more. THe company has also launched a new semi- rigid case designed to organise and carry Digital Director for iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3 and iPad mini 2; a Sunhood for iPad mini 4, mini 3 and mini 2; plus a number of frame inserts for the iPad Air, Air 2, mini 2, 3 and 4, and iPad Pro 12.9”.

Manfrotto have launched Version 2.1 of the Manfrotto Digital Director app, new Digital Director models compatible with iPad Pro 12,9“ and iPad mini 4, and a range of new accessories. Digital Director is the only Apple certified (MFi – Made for iPad) electronic device that connects your camera (select Canon and...

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Priolite Ultra

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The Priolite Ultra is the World’s smallest Li-ion battery powered, metal-body, metal-hardware, and metal-mount monolight for high-speed flash photography. The new flash enables Nikon, Canon, Pentax, and Sony photographers to synchronise their cameras with the help of the Priolite HotSync System at up to 1/8000th of a second; allowing them to shoot with wide-open apertures in sunlit environments, freezing motion of fast moving subjects. Unlike other solutions, the Priolite HotSync System works over the entire power range of the strobe. “Priolite offers the only solution for High-Speed Flash photography with up to 1000Ws per light, and is the only professional lighting manufacturer with HotSync support for Pentax medium format cameras and DSLRs from Sony, Canon, Nikon, and Pentax, but when I first saw Priolite Ultra, I was very impressed,” says commercial photographer Alex Munoz. “The ridiculously small size enables me to take multiple lights, even if I have to hike, drive, or fly. What's even more impressive is how Priolite was able to retain the metal body, metal hardware, and metal mount, thus not compromising on durability and quality.” Interested reeaders are encouraged to pay a visit to the Priolite Ultra's Kickstarter page.

The Priolite Ultra is the World’s smallest Li-ion battery powered, metal-body, metal-hardware, and metal-mount monolight for high-speed flash photography. The new flash enables Nikon, Canon, Pentax, and Sony photographers to synchronise their cameras with the help of the Priolite HotSync System at up to 1/8000th of a second;...

Thursday, July 28, 2016

ADATA SE730, SC660 and SV620

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ADATA have unveiled the SE730, SC660, and SV620 external SSDs. From the USB Type-C SE730 with its IP68 dust- and waterproofing and 500MB/s read/write speeds to the cost-effective SC660 and SV620 (410MB/s), each offers at least four times the performance of an external mechanical drive while consuming far less power and operating in total silence. The SV620 and SE730 are available from early August and the SC660 will be available from later in the month. Prices start from £72.

ADATA have unveiled the SE730, SC660, and SV620 external SSDs. From the USB Type-C SE730 with its IP68 dust- and waterproofing and 500MB/s read/write speeds to the cost-effective SC660 and SV620 (410MB/s), each offers at least four times the performance of an external mechanical drive while...

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

X-Rite Updates X-Rite i1Profiler Software

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XP Distribution has announced an update to the X-Rite i1Profiler software, which is featured in the i1 line-up including i1Display Pro, i1Basic Pro 2, and i1Photo Pro 2. The update adds calibration support for professional video colour workflows Rec. 2020 and DCIP3, expanding the range of broadcast video standards which the i1Profiler software already supports; NTSC, ITUR Rec.BT.709 and PAL SECAM.

XP Distribution has announced an update to the X-Rite i1Profiler software, which is featured in the i1 line-up including i1Display Pro, i1Basic Pro 2, and i1Photo Pro 2. The update adds calibration support for professional video colour workflows Rec. 2020 and DCIP3, expanding the range of broadcast video standards...

Friday, July 22, 2016

G-Technology Pumps Up Capacity and Performance

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Western Digital has announced product updates to the G-DRIVE, G-RAID, G-SPEED Studio and G-SPEED Shuttle product lines. The G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt (up to $699.95/£535.00 + VAT) now offers up to 245MB/s transfer rates with the option to utilise USB 3.0 connectivity. The G-RAID with Thunderbolt (up to $1,499.95/£1,145 + VAT) removable dual-hard drive RAID 0, 1 or JBOD storage system featuring both Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 connectivity now provides transfer rates up to 480MB/s in RAID 0, suitable for the most demanding creative projects, including multistream HD, 2K and compressed 4K video workflows. Additionally, the G-SPEED Studio and G-SPEED Shuttle lines also benefit from various enhancements, including a new 80TB option for the G-SPEED Shuttle XL with Thunderbolt. Click through / read on for the details.

Western Digital has announced product updates to the G-DRIVE, G-RAID, G-SPEED Studio and G-SPEED Shuttle product lines. The G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt (up to $699.95/£535.00 + VAT) now offers up to 245MB/s transfer rates with the option to utilise USB 3.0 connectivity. The G-RAID with Thunderbolt (up to $1,499.95/£1,145 + VAT) removable dual-hard...

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Wolffepack Capture

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Billed as the ultimate backpack for cameras and accessories, the Wolffepack Capture is now seeking funding on Kickstarter. Wolffepack’s unique system swings your camera bag swiftly round to your front without unstrapping, for rapid and easy access, while the top of the bag opens in a clean one-handed single movement allowing the custom-designed and removable padded camera pod to naturally open in an ‘aperture action’. This presents the camera in the perfect position to grab, shoot and replace. The customisable loading system stores away your belongings exactly how you need them - the camera pod docked and locked safely in one section, your day gear and belongings tucked away in the other. Alternatively, the two compartments can be converted into one large space. Stowing the bag to your front means you can work cleanly and safely without ever needing to put your backpack down. Interested readers are encouraged to pay a visit to the Wolffepack Capture's Kickstarter page to find out more.

Billed as the ultimate backpack for cameras and accessories, the Wolffepack Capture is now seeking funding on Kickstarter. Wolffepack’s unique system swings your camera bag swiftly round to your front without unstrapping, for rapid and easy access, while the top of the bag opens in a clean one-handed...

Sun-Sniper Rotaball Camera Straps Now Available

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Sun-Striper's new Rotaball camera straps are now available to purchase. Each of the seven Rotaball models has a Rotaball Connector and a Blokker, a newly developed pin that blocks the connector at the camera to prevent the camera from being unscrewed by anyone not authorised to do so. A stainless steel mono-multi ball bearing allows the camera to pivot freely and without obstruction. The rubber washer with its Snakeskin structure provides the safest connection to the strap. Rotaball straps can bear loads of up to five kilograms in camera and lens weight. A steel cable is invisibly woven into five of the RotaballL models (PRO, TRAVELER, DPH, TPH and BPS). This safety tool protects your gear from theft caused by cutting, burning or melting the straps. All Steel-Wire-Protected Sniper-Straps come with a €1,000 insurance policy, valid for one year from the day of purchase.

Sun-Striper's new Rotaball camera straps are now available to purchase. Each of the seven Rotaball models has a Rotaball Connector and a Blokker, a newly developed pin that blocks the connector at the camera to prevent the camera from being unscrewed by anyone not authorised...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Phottix Odin II TTL Flash Trigger for Sony

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The Phottix Odin II TTL flash trigger is now available in Sony fit. Offering a wireless range of up to 332 ft (100m), the Odin II features High-Speed Sync and Second-Curtain Sync, as well as TTL  and manual control. Supporting 32 channels and 5 groups, the Odin II offers photographers a way to personalise their Odins and prevent triggering from other units. By entering a 4 digit ID number, a photographer's Odin II receivers will only trigger by transmitters using the same ID. The intuitive Navigation wheel offers easy and fast navigation and control over settings. The Phottix Odin II TTL Flash Trigger for Sony is available for $209-95.

The Phottix Odin II TTL flash trigger is now available in Sony fit. Offering a wireless range of up to 332 ft (100m), the Odin II features High-Speed Sync and Second-Curtain Sync, as well as TTL  and manual control. Supporting 32 channels and 5 groups, the Odin II offers photographers a way...

Friday, July 15, 2016

MindShift Gear Updates Three Moose Peterson Outdoor Photography Backpacks

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Working in partnership with renowned wildlife photographer Moose Peterson, MindShift Gear has updated the three classic Moose Peterson backpacks. Designed for wildlife and safari photographers, the backpacks can carry up to three DSLR camera bodies with telephoto lenses attached. The Moose Peterson MP-1, MP-3 and MP-7 2.0 backpacks also feature the same innovative “Moose Ear” flaps that close automatically, protecting camera gear from dust and debris common in wildlife photography. And because nature photographers often travel to remote locations, the packs are designed to meet airline carry on requirements, and even fit in the overhead compartment of the smallest regional jets. “Moose Peterson backpacks are renowned for serving the needs of traveling photographers,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo’s CEO and lead designer. “It has been a joy collaborating with him on bringing these classic designs back to the marketplace. While their design and materials have been enhanced, the designs of all three backpacks retain Moose’s original vision.” The MP-1 2.0 sells for $349.99, the MP-3 2.0 costs $279.99 and the MP-7 2.0 is priced at $199.99.

Working in partnership with renowned wildlife photographer Moose Peterson, MindShift Gear has updated the three classic Moose Peterson backpacks. Designed for wildlife and safari photographers, the backpacks can carry up to three DSLR camera bodies with telephoto lenses attached. The Moose Peterson MP-1, MP-3 and MP-7 2.0 backpacks also feature the...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

TetherBoost Pro

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Tether Tools today introduced the new TetherBoost Pro System, billed as "the first streamlined solution for common USB 3.0 tether connection challenges." The TetherBoost Pro System alleviates a common problem among USB 3.0 camera and digital back users who frequently experience dropped tethering connections or are unable to get a tethered connection started at all. The core issue is that computer manufacturers, often in an attempt to be as efficient with power as possible, are either under-powering or dynamically-powering their USB 3.0 ports. The TetherBoost Pro regulates the power from a computer to DSLRs and digital backs, eliminating these limitations and allowing a tethered connection to operate up to full USB3 speeds for connections from 15 to 65 feet without any loss in signal. To achieve this distance, multiple TetherBoost Pro devices can be added to base USB and active extension cables. Included in the TetherBoost Pro kit is a JerkStopper Extension Lock, an effective locking device that keeps cable ends protected from frustrating disconnects, damage, and electrical hazards. The JerkStopper Extension Lock comes with two included rubber washers that waterproof your connection, further protecting your connection and holding the cable in place. The TetherBoost Pro System is now available at the website below.

Tether Tools today introduced the new TetherBoost Pro System, billed as "the first streamlined solution for common USB 3.0 tether connection challenges." The TetherBoost Pro System alleviates a common problem among USB 3.0 camera and digital back users who frequently experience dropped tethering connections or are unable to get a tethered connection...

Monday, July 11, 2016

Sony Launches Radio-Controlled Lighting System

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Sony today announced the availability of a new radio-controlled lighting system. Designed for compatibility with Sony’s Alpha interchangeable lens cameras and external flash units, the new lighting system will include the FA-WRC1M wireless radio commander as well as the FA-WRR1 wireless radio receiver. The new system will start to ship in September 2016 with the FA-WRC1M Remote Commander priced at approximately €420 and the FA-WRR1 Remote Receiver priced at approximately €240.

Sony today announced the availability of a new radio-controlled lighting system. Designed for compatibility with Sony’s Alpha interchangeable lens cameras and external flash units, the new lighting system will include the FA-WRC1M wireless radio commander as well as the FA-WRR1 wireless radio receiver. The new system will...

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Samsung Introduces World’s First UFS Memory Cards

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Samsung has announced the industry’s first ultra-fast memory cards based on the JEDEC Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 1.0 Card Extension Standard. Coming in a wide range of storage capacities including 256, 128, 64 and 32 gigabytes; Samsung’s UFS cards provide more than five times faster sequential read performance compared to that of a typical microSD card, reading sequentially at up to 530MB/s. With a UFS card, consumers have the ability to read a 5GB, Full-HD movie in approximately 10 seconds, compared to a typical UHS-1 microSD card, which would take over 50 seconds with 95MB/s of sequential reading speed. When it comes to writing, the new 256GB UFS card attains a 170MB/s write speed. Do note that UFS-compatible devices have yet to be announced.

Samsung has announced the industry’s first ultra-fast memory cards based on the JEDEC Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 1.0 Card Extension Standard. Coming in a wide range of storage capacities including 256, 128, 64 and 32 gigabytes; Samsung’s UFS cards provide more than five times faster sequential read performance compared to that...