Category: Accessories

Friday, March 27, 2015

NatGeo and Manfrotto Present New Mediterranean Collection

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National Geographic and Manfrotto have launched a sporty new line of photography backpacks, totes and holsters. The Mediterranean Collection offers 7 different models including small and medium backpacks, shoulder bags, a medium holster and a medium sling bag. Each bag is ergonomically designed for photographers to travel in comfort, whilst maintaining easy access to their gear. The Mediterranean collection is available from £64.95.

Transcend Releases Industrial-Grade Wide-Temperature SDHC/microSDHC Cards

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Transcend has launched a new range of wide-temperature SDHC and microSDHC memory cards. Compliant with SD Specification Version 3.01, Transcend's MLC-based SDHC memory cards boast 20MB/s and an extra large 32GB capacity. The cards can operate effectively between -40°C to 85°C and are ideal for use in cameras with demanding performance and capacity requirements. Available in capacities of up to 32GB, these Class 10 cards feature built-in Error Correction Code that helps detect and correct potential transfer errors.

TurnsPro

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TurnsPro is a time lapse camera mount designed to create panning time lapse videos or movies with your phone, DSLR or action camera. With an industry standard screw fitting in the base to securely attach the unit to any tripod of your choosing and a similar screw on the top, thereby allowing a wide range of cameras to can be fitted to take footage. GoPros, action cams and compact cameras easily fit on TurnsPro and even a DSLR with a smallish lens has been used (the suggested maximum weight is 1kg, however with a separate mounting cradle the mechanism is rated to 1.5kg as long as the camera is balanced). In addition, a mobile phone mount is included which will securely hold your smart phone or tablet in place. The device allows the user to select the speed and direction of rotation. TurnsPro is currently raising funds on Kickstarter.

Manfrotto Lumie Series

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Manfrotto has just launched its new Lumie series of portable LED lights. They feature super bright surface mount LED technology and superior colour accuracy (>92% CRI), and each Lumie LED kit comes with a snap-fit filter mount as well as a variety of CTO and diffusing filters. In addition to the standard filters, there are Portrait, Classic and Multicolour kits as well as a friction-based ballhead that enables 360° pan orientation and up to 35° in any other direction. The series comprises three units that differ in their power output and the number of LEDs they contain. The Lumie Play has 3 diodes, offers 220 lux of illumination and costs £44.95. The Lumie Art (6 LEDs, 440 lux) is available for £69.95. The Lumie Muse (8 LEDs, 550 lux) is £99.95.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

ioSafe Solo G3 Special Offer

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In celebration of World Backup Day, ioSafe has announced a special offer on its Solo G3 external hard drive. Featuring fanless FloSafe Vent Design for near-silent operation, the ioSafe Solo G3 is waterproof to 10m and protects data from loss in temperatures up to 1550°F for up to half an hour. Visit ioSafe to get 15% off the 3TB version plus a free upgrade to the 3 year Data Recovery Service until 15 April 2015.

Monday, March 23, 2015

X-Rite Team Up with Adobe

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Software
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X-Rite are offering a one-year membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan, worth £102, with all purchases of X-Rite’s ColorMunki Photo or i1Photo Pro 2. “When working in Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC or both, photographers need the confidence that they are seeing an accurate representation of their image. They need the reassurance that the adjustments they are making in these powerful applications will appear correctly on screen and in print,” commented Geoffrey Clements, Managing Director of X-Rite Photo Europe. “The ColorMunki Photo, i1Photo Pro 2 and i1Display Pro set the standard for accurate colour management technology. They provide users with the peace of mind they need to get creative with their images.” For more information, visit the website below.

Fantasea Line FG7X Housing

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Fantasea Line has announced the availability of the FG7X underwater housing for the Canon PowerShot G7 X digital compact camera. Manufactured to the highest professional standards, the Fantasea Line FG7X housing provides access to all camera essential functions with ergonomically designed and labelled controls. The FG7X has been successfully depth tested to 80 metres (240ft.) and is certified to a maximum depth of 60m (200ft.), which is well beyond the 40m (130ft.) dive limit of most compact housings. The FG7X was designed to be compatible with a complete accessory system including wide-angle and macro lenses, color correction filters, flashes, video lights and all necessary adaptors and connectors. The housing is now available and accepting orders.

Friday, March 20, 2015

CineBags CB 26 GP Bunker

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California-based camera bag manufacturers CineBags have introduced their latest design, the CB26 GP Bunker. Designed for GoPro cameras and accessories, the CineBags CB 26 GP Bunker has a padded carry handle, removable shoulder strap, exterior pouches with over-sized zippers and a padded laptop compartment. The new CB26 GP Bunker will officially be introduced at the 2015 NAB show in Las Vegas and is available from B&H, AbelCine, Adorama, Express Video Supply, Studio Depot, Filmtools, and Amazon.
 

MAC Group Europe Launches

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Global
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Modelled after its American parent company, MAC Group US, the new MAC Group Europe unit will bring the same unique line of products to the EU. "We believe in the old-fashioned way of selling, people-to-people," says MAC Group president Jan Lederman. "So our new sales team will be bringing that message, face-to-face, with our European dealers." Leading the foray into this territory from the company's new Wolverhampton headquarters will be Managing Director Nigel Fielden, who previously spent many years overseeing the European market for Lowepro and Manfrotto. The group's current brand portfolio includes Benro, Induro, MeFOTO, Tenba and Vü.

Tiffen at The Photography Show

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This year, Tiffen will be showcasing a large variety of brands that fall under the Tiffen umbrella, including Lowel Lighting, Steadicam, Domke and Tiffen filters, at The Photography Show. “Tiffen believe that today’s photographers are becoming increasingly creative and are thirsty for the knowledge and believe The Photography Show have addressed this need by offering invaluable talks, seminars and training sessions for visitors whilst they search for the best price on products and accessories to help them achieve such content". Daniel Waite, International Sales Manager Tiffen International Ltd says. “Tiffen have organised a number of such sessions with Damien Demolder, who will be hosting 45 minute presentations with the full range of XLE filters. These will take place, free of charge on Sunday, Monday & Tuesday from 2:30pm on the Tiffen stand - H61." The Photography Show will be taking place from tomorrow until 24th March at the Birmingham NEC.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Manfrotto 190 go!

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Manfrotto today launched the 190 go!, a new product in the 190 tripod series. The 190 go! is the lightest and most compact 190 in the aluminium range, weighing just 1.7kg. Folding down to 45cm in length, the 190 go! is extremely compact, allowing more room for extra gear. Despite its compact size, the 190 go! extends out to a maximum height of 146cm. The new twist locking system allows the easy opening and closure of all sections at once with a single hand. The twist lock system adds to the 190 go!’s slim line profile making it even more portable. The 190 go! is available now and priced at £159.95.

B-Grip UNO

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The B-Grip UNO is an advanced multi-purpose camera holster designed specifically for compact system cameras. Fitting any backpack, belt or bag; the B-Grip UNO keeps the camera comfortably and securely connected to your body when you are active. Using the UNO, a camera attached on a backpack  is extremely stable when moving. The UNO main body is made of Durethan, the bolts are made of steel, and the ¼” screw of the quick release plate is made of solid brass in order to protect the camera tripod thread. Manufactured in the EU by CPtech, the B-Grip UNO will soon be available from photo specialty stores across the US.

X-Rite at The Photography Show 2015

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X-Rite Coloratti Adrian Weinbrecht & Frank Doorhof will be leading live model shoots, photo walk and seminars at The Photography Show. “Securing two premier photographers to be live on stand F21, during the Photography Show is an exciting development and we expect their sessions on stand to be packed,” commented Geoffrey Clements, Managing Director of X-Rite Photo Europe. “In addition we have also created a fantastic opportunity for 20 lucky attendees to get one-on-one advice and guidance from Adrian, during a Photowalk in Birmingham during the show. We’re confident there’s no better line up at The Photography Show 2015.” During the exhibition, X-Rite’s team of experts will be demonstrating the capabilities of X-Rite’s colour management solutions, including monitor calibration, printer profiling , mobile device calibration and capture control with the ColorChecker Passport (pictured)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wacom at The Photography Show 2015

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Wacom will be showcasing its new mobile Cintiq Companion 2 (pictured), its range of Cintiq creative pen displays including the new Cintiq 13HD touch and the new flagship Cintiq 27QHD touch for high-end photography as well as its Intuos Pro range at The Photography Show. Wacom ambassadors Ian Sayers and burlesque photographer/retoucher Tigz Rice will also be present on the stand, providing expertise and knowledge to visitors on how to get the best out of leading digital imaging software packages using a Wacom tablet. The Photography SHow 2015 will be taking place from 21-24 March at the Birmingham NEC.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Manfrotto Off-Road 30L Hiker Backpack

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Manfrotto has just added the Off Road 30L Hiker Backpack to the Off Road Collection. Designed to meet the needs of photographers who are looking for compact and lightweight accessories ideal for action and adventure photography, the Manfrotto Off-Road 30L Hiker Backpack features a fully removable internal camera case and an innovative solution for keeping the camera secure on the chest whilst walking. The camera case can carry a pro SLR, 70-200mm lens plus an additional lens, and features the Manfrotto Protection System which is specifically designed to ensure maximum protection. Available now through selected stockists, the Manfrotto Off-Road 30L Hiker Backpack is priced at £169.95.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Lowepro Fastpack II

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Lowepro today unveiled the next generation of its travel-focused camera and laptop backpacks, the Fastpack II series. Improving protection levels while providing great internal carrying ‘zones,’ the Fastpack II series includes two new packs for the DSLR photographer: the Fastpack 150 AW II and the Fastpack 250 AW II. Each pack features a padded easy-access compartment for a DSLR camera with lens. New additions to this generation include an all-weather protective cover to keep gear safe, and the ability to secure the pack to rolling trolleys at airports. The Fastpack 150 AW II (£96) is designed to hold up to an 11-inch laptop in a built in padded sleeve, and one to two extra lenses or flashes in the camera section of the backpack. The larger Fastpack 250 AW II (£120, pictured) can hold a 15-inch laptop, plus up to three additional lenses or flashes. Both packs come complete with a padded, removable waistbelt for extra comfort – which can be stowed during travel.

Novo Photographic Filters

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Novo is offering a completely new range of photographic filters including what they call the World’s first filter to use Sapphire Crystal glass. The Sapphire UV filter (pictured) boasts a 2.39mm thick brass frame with laser engraved text, and is made with Sapphire Crystal glass offering 99.9% transmittance and 99.95% UV blockage. The Endura line uses ACG and Gorilla glass and includes UV, variable neutral density and protective filters as well as circular polarisers. Novo filters will be available to view and purchase at the forthcoming Photography Show 2015, 21st-24th March, at stand F134.

Friday, March 13, 2015

PNY at The Photography Show

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PNY Technologies will showcase the latest in Flash technology and host conferences with its PNY Photo Ambassadors Luke Massey and Andy Kruczek at The Photography Show. Among the products to be presented at the trade show are a number of micro SD cards designed for use with up to 4K cameras and action cams, a new line-up of photo accessories and an all-new range of Turbo Performance SD cards with 80Mb/sec read speeds. The Photography Show will take place from21 – 24 March 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham.

Think Tank Photo Reveals Urban Approach 15 Backpack

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In April, Think Tank Photo will release the Urban Approach 15, its first backpack designed specifically to hold a complete mirrorless kit as well as a 15” laptop, up to a 10” tablet, smartphone and more. “For quick and complete access to gear, we designed the zippers to open wide,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank’s president and lead designer. “This allows for unencumbered access to gear. Its low profile and yet high quality design and materials allow Mirrorless users to feel confident that their compact cameras and personal objects are cradled, safe and at the ready.” The Urban Approach 15 backpack accommodates up to two big compact system cameras with lens attached, 5–8 additional lenses, up to a 10” tablet and a 15” laptop. One example would be a Sony Alpha 7R with 24–70 f/4, 70–200mm f/4, 55mm f/1.8, 35mm f/2.8, plus a Sony A6000 with 16–50mm f/3.5-5.6, 55–210mm f/4.5-6.3, 2 HVL–F43M flashes, a tablet and a laptop. The Urban Approach 15 backpack will be available for $169.75.

Think Tank Photo Launches Urban Approach Shoulder Bags

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In April, Think Tank Photo will be releasing the Urban Approach shoulder bag series. Available in two models, the Urban Approach series is specfically designed for compact system camera kits. The Urban Approach 5 holds one medium to large camera body with lens attached, one to three additional lenses, and an 8” tablet. The Urban Approach 10 (pictured) accommodates one medium to large CSC body or compact DSLR with lens attached, two to four additional lenses, and up to a 10” tablet. The smaller model will retail for $119.75 and the larger one will cost $134.75.