Category: Accessories

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Toshiba EXCERIA UHS-I SD Memory Cards

Mark Goldstein | Accessories, Digital, Photokina 2014
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Toshiba EXCERIA UHS-I SD Memory Cards are focused on continuous shooting and full HD (including 4K resolution) video. Great for professional DSLR photographers, videographers and content creators who demand high-performance tools, these EXCERIA SD cards offer faster write speeds than Class 10 SD cards, have greater mobile storage capacity (up to 128GB1) than other EXCERIA products and include UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)2 support for 4K2K video recording and playback. The EXCERIA UHS-I SD Memory Cards (128GB model available in January 2015) are available for purchase at select retailers and on toshiba.com/us/storage for $59.99 MSRP for the 16GB model, $99.99 MSRP for the 32GB model and $179.99 for the 64GB model.

Think Tank Photo Production Manager 40

Mark Goldstein | Accessories, Photokina 2014
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The Think Tank Photo Production Manager 40 is a professional-strength, high-capacity rolling gear case designed for professional photographers. It is the most convenient way to safely transport a large amount of lighting equipment. Creative professionals will appreciate the superior design of this large roller with room for multiple flash heads, power packs, monoblocks, softboxes, and light-stands.

Think Tank Photo Airport International LE Classic

Mark Goldstein | Accessories, Photokina 2014
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Think Tank Photo is releasing a limited edition version of its most popular rolling carry-on camera case, the Airport International LE Classic. Crafted with genuine, full-grain leather accents and panels, this classic version represents everything the Think Tank brand is known for: premium quality, innovative design and long-lasting durability. Designed to complement Think Tank’s all-new Urban Disguise Classic shoulder bags series, together, these two bags make a beautiful set of matching cases that meet international airline carry-on standards.

Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise Classic

Mark Goldstein | Accessories, Photokina 2014
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Think Tank Photo is releasing releasing a classic edition of its flagship camera shoulder bag, the Urban Disguise. The Urban Disguise Classic is crafted with genuine full-grain leather accents and panels. This traveler’s quick access bag is available in four sizes to suit a variety of gear carrying needs. They are built to protect photographic equipment with enduring materials, including a padded compartment for a laptop.

MindShift Gear Rotation180° Travel Away Backpack

Mark Goldstein | Accessories, Photokina 2014
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The MindShift Gear Rotation180° Travel Away Backpack is the first rotating backpack for global travelers and outdoor explorers. When traveling in unfamiliar places, knowing where critical items are and protecting them from prying eyes are very important.  In one swift motion, only the wearer can rotate the concealed beltpack to the front for instantaneous and secure access to cameras, passports, guidebooks, tablets, or other travel essentials. No more being forced to stop in front of strangers to remove a backpack to gain access to essential travel items.

MindShift Gear Rotation180° Trail Backpack

Mark Goldstein | Accessories, Photokina 2014
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The MindShift Gear Rotation180° Trail Backpack provides quick access to outdoor exploration necessities. With the rotation180º Trail outdoor photographers and action-enthusiasts can hike, mountain bike, ski, and birdwatch without breaking stride. No more removing a cumbersome backpack to access camera gear or trail essentials. In one swift motion, they can rotate the beltpack and grab their gear without taking their eyes off of wildlife or disrupting their creative momentum.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Broncolor SIROS and HMI 1600

Mark Goldstein | Accessories, Photokina 2014
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The Broncolor Siros monolight combines unbeatable flash- and super-fast charging times with reliable and intuitive handling. At 400 and 800 joules, Siros will not only be available in two output versions but also as a basic- or S-model. The Siros alsohas  integrated PocketWizard receivers which allow for the integration in already existing setups but also open the gates to the world of HyperSync photography, which enables a shutter speed of up to 1/8000s.

Tthe new HMI 1600 light system will be presented as a powerful addition to the already existing broncolor 200-800 watt continuous light range. The multi-purpose continuous light with its unique bayonet system allows the use of different reflectors and therefore makes it the first choice for photographers with high requirements in terms of performance, shaping and color, both for still and moving Images.

Both the Broncolor Siros and the Broncolor HMI 1600 will be available from mid-January 2015.

Lexar Professional 2000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II Cards

Mark Goldstein | Accessories, Photokina 2014
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Lexar have announced the fastest UHS-II memory cards available on the market today. The new Lexar Professional 2000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II cards offer transfer speeds up to 300MB per second and write speeds up to 260MB per second. Additionally, every 2000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II card includes a SD UHS-II reader for high-speed file transfer of photos and videos from the card to any PC or Mac. The Professional 2000x and 1000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II cards are backwards compatible with older cameras and readers, performing at UHS-I and Class 10 speeds. The Lexar Professional 2000x card will be available in Q4 with MSRPs of £135.99 (64GB) and £77.99 (32GB).

Lexar also announced new Professional 1000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II cards and the new Professional Workflow SR2, a SD UHS-II USB 3.0 reader. The Lexar Professional 1000x card will also be available in Q4 and has MSRPs of £400.99 (256GB), £128.99 (128GB), £71.99 (64GB), £40.99 (32GB), and £23.99 (16GB), while the Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 reader has an MRSP of £22.99 and will be available in Q4.

Phottix Odin II TTL Flash Trigger

Mark Goldstein | Accessories, Digital, Photokina 2014
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The Odin II adds new cutting-edge functionality and features to Phottix’s flagship flash trigger. The Odin II for Canon, Nikon and Sony are expected to be available during Q1 of 2015.

Manfrotto at Photokina 2014

Mark Goldstein | Accessories, Photokina 2014
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Manfrotto is launching brand new products designed for all kinds of photographers, from enthusiasts to professionals, at Photokina. These include colored Befree Tripods, the X PRO Geared Head, the New 190X range, the Off road Collection and the Mediterranean Bags Collection.

Mecablitz 64 AF-1 Digital for Olympus, Panasonic, Leica, Pentax and Sony Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Accessories, Photokina 2014
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The Mecablitz 64 AF-1 Digital flashgun will be available for Olympus, Panasonic, Leica, Pentax and Sony cameras after Photokina 2014. The mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital is the new, top-of-the-range model powerful compact flash unit from Metz.

Furthermore, the Mecastudio Top Line is also being launched at Photokina. It focusses on the two mecastudio Top Line models TL-600 (pictured) and TL-300, as well as the studio flash kits TL-600 SB kit II and TL-300 SB kit II.

Mecablitz 26 AF-1 Digital

Mark Goldstein | Accessories, Photokina 2014
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The Mecablitz 26 AF-1 Digital is a new all-round device from the Metz range of system flash units. The mecablitz 26 AF-1 digital offers a guide number 26 for ISO 100/21° and 85mm focal length. Thanks to its new flat design and low weight, the mecablitz 26 AF-1 digital can even fit into a shirt pocket. The new mecablitz 26 AF-1 digital is perfectly tailored to cameras from Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus/Panasonic/Leica and Sony.

Mecalight LED-960 Daylight

Mark Goldstein | Accessories, Photokina 2014
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The Mecalight LED-960 Daylight is a new video light which provides an enormous illuminance of up to 960 Lux. The new mecalight LED-960 is available in two versions - the LED-960-DL (Daylight) and LED-960-BC (Bicolor). The Bicolor version includes an extra dial on the back, making it possible to seamlessly change the colouring and mix the light

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sony Unveils Alpha-mount Accessories, Includes HVL-F32M Flash

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Sony have announced four new optional accessories for the Sony Alpha-mount camera system. The HVL-F32M Flash (£250) is a slim, light flash unit that attaches to your camera’s Multi Interface Shoe and offers a guide number of 32. The XLR-K2M XLR Adaptor Kit (£514) allows movie makers and videographers can add extra polish to their soundtracks. The RMT-VP1K Remote Commander and IR Receiver Kit (£57) lets photographers enjoy ‘hands-off’ control of cameras functions from a distance. Finally, the LCS-PSC7 Soft Carrying Case (£137) offers generous capacity to hold your camera plus three lenses.

Canon Cross Media Station

Mark Goldstein | Accessories, Photokina 2014
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The Canon Cross Media Station is also previewing at Photokina. This is an upcoming product which encompasses Canon’s vision for a connected future. With built in storage and internet access, and the ability to transfer photos via NFC, your images will be always be immediately available.

Vanguard Alta Pro AB100

Mark Goldstein | Accessories
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The Vanguard Alta Pro AB100 combines the Alta Pro 263AT tripod and SBH-100 ball head, providing unmatched stability and flexibility and enabling more shooting angles than ever before.

Phottix Indra500 TTL Studio Light

Mark Goldstein | Accessories, Photokina 2014
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The Phottix Indra500 TTL Studio Light offers a new level of power for photographers on the move. Use TTL to shoot during fast moving events like weddings. Shoot on-location, under the harsh sun and control ambient light with high speed sync. Shoot wide-open with shutter speeds up to 1/8000s. The built-in Phottix Odin Receiver for Canon and Nikon makes the Indra500 TTL easy to control and trigger.

The Indra500 TTL Studio Light, Indra Battery Pack and Indra AC Adapter will be available in October 2014. A Indra 500 TTL Light and Battery Set will be priced at $1295 USD.

Profoto Air Remote TTL-N

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The Profoto Air Remote TTL-N allows Nikon shooters to do TTL metering with the Profoto B1 off-camera flash. Air Remote TTL-N is a small, wireless radio transmitter that attaches to the Nikon camera’s hotshoe. Attaching the unit enables TTL metering with the B1. The Air Remote TTL-N can also be used to manually control and sync the B1 or any other Profoto flash with Air built-in. Air Remote TTL-N is sold separately. The recommended sales price is €295 / $395. The already released Air Remote TTL-C has the same price.

Lowepro Updates Professional Trekker Series

Mark Goldstein | Accessories, Photokina 2014
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Lowepro has unveiled the newest generation of its beloved expedition backpacks from the Professional Collection: the Trekker Series. "Trekker is our largest capacity backpack line, so our number one goal in refreshing the design was to improve the premium suspension system and offer a best-in-class solution for carrying a heavy load," said Tim Grimmer, Lowepro brand director. The new Pro Trekker 650 AW ($429.95 / £365), Pro Trekker 450 AW ($379.95 / £325) and Lens Trekker 600 AW III ($299.95 / £265) offer improved comfort, superior protection and a versatile organization system.

Lowepro ProTactic Professional Camera Backpack

Mark Goldstein | Accessories, Photokina 2014
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The Lowepro ProTactic Series is a groundbreaking, professional camera backpack. These packs are built for photojournalists, documentary photographers and urban shooters who rely on mission-critical access and on-the-fly versatility to get them behind the lines and into the action. "From the design table to field testing, ProTactic has generated more energy and excitement internally than any other product I've been involved with," said Tim Grimmer, Lowepro brand director. "We can't wait to see where photographers take it and how they'll set it up." The Pro Tactic 450 AW costs $249.95 and the ProTactic 350 AW $199.95.