Monday, September 22, 2014
Metz has announced a compact LED panel for smartphone and tablet photographers. Fitting into the headphone jack of your smart device, the new mecalight LED 72smart lighting panel features a swivelling base and provides up to 72 Lux of illuminance for mobile photographers. The tiny video light has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which means it can also be used off-camera for more creative lighting angles. Using a button on the back, the light function can be set to 3 levels: full output, reduced output, and flashing. The Metz mecalight LED 72smart will be available in five colours: black, white, pink, green and blue. Pricing has yet to be confirmed.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Want to see exactly what the new Phottix Indra500 TTL studiolight look like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Phottix Indra500 TTL studiolight.
Want to see exactly what the new Yongnuo YN600EX-RT flash look like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Yongnuo YN600EX-RT flash.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Want to see exactly what the new Sigma LVF-01 loupe looks like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sigma LVF-01 loupe.
Want to see exactly what the new EIZO ColorEdge 4K and ColorEdge CS240 monitors look like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the EIZO ColorEdge 4K and ColorEdge CS240 monitors.
Want to see exactly what the new Manfrotto Offroad Collection looks like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Manfrotto Offroad Collection.
Announced last month, the Manfrotto Offroad Collection comprises a range of colourful bags and walking sticks with a camera attachment, and a light-weight tripod.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.