Category: Accessories

Friday, October 7, 2016

Phase One Releases XF Camera System Feature Update #3

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Digital
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Phase One have released a major XF Camera System update. Available now and free to all XF Camera System owners,Feature Update #3 greatly advances the features of the world’s first full frame medium format CMOS sensor. The IQ3 100MP system now includes complete Electronic Shutter integration -- the world’s first in medium format photography. The update also adds significant improvements for studio and flash photography applications such as advanced flash controls with the in-camera Profoto Air Remote enabling Profoto TTL metering. Furthermore, a post-capture Flash Analysis Tool has been added to ensure unparalleled control. In addition to the feature update, Phase One also introduced the new XF V-Grip ($1490, pictured), providing advanced ergonomic capabilities and control options.

Phase One have released a major XF Camera System update. Available now and free to all XF Camera System owners,Feature Update #3 greatly advances the features of the world’s first full frame medium format CMOS sensor. The IQ3 100MP system now includes complete Electronic Shutter integration -- the...

Manfrotto Windsor Camera Bag Collection

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Manfrotto has just launched the Manfrotto Windsor Collection, an elegant addition to its Lifestyle camera bag offering. The newly-arrived Manfrotto Windsor Collection consists of a camera and laptop backpack, a camera reporter bag and two messenger bags. All of these models feature genuine leather trims, fabrics that are both elegant and highly resistant and immaculate detailing carefully selected by Manfrotto designers to achieve a quintessential vintage look. The bags are engineered with internal dividers providing maximum protection for photographic equipment and other electronic devices. Lenses and accessories are kept safe in the special protection areas at the heart of the bags. The dividers can easily be configured to accommodate varying photography equipment requirements. The Windsor collection is available from £99.95.

Manfrotto has just launched the Manfrotto Windsor Collection, an elegant addition to its Lifestyle camera bag offering. The newly-arrived Manfrotto Windsor Collection consists of a camera and laptop backpack, a camera reporter bag and two messenger bags. All of these models feature genuine leather trims, fabrics that are both elegant...

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Wacom MobileStudio Pro

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Wacom MobileStudio Pro is a new line of lightweight, powerful mobile computers featuring Wacom’s new pen technology. The company has developed a family of 13.3" and 15.6" MobileStudio Pro computers to fit virtually every professional’s creative computer and budgetary needs (starting at $1,499). There are six configurations to choose from. Four 13.3" models combine maximum mobility with high performance and colour accuracy and two 15.6" models deliver a larger work area, 4K resolution, high colour performance as well as superior NVIDIA Quadro graphics. Bundled with Windows 10, MobileStudio Pro is capable of running Adobe Photoshop CC and Illustrator as well as demanding 3D creative software applications. "Unlike most general-purpose mobile tablets created for the mass market, Wacom’s MobileStudio Pro was designed specifically for the needs of the creative professional and how they work," says Ed Neumann, Senior Vice President of Wacom’s Creative Branded Business. "Our long-standing relationship with the professional creative community enabled us to develop a game-changing solution for the creative market that exceeds customer expectations and provides the best, most natural and precise creative experience imaginable." MobileStudio Pro is expected to be available online and at select retail locations in late November 2016.

Wacom MobileStudio Pro is a new line of lightweight, powerful mobile computers featuring Wacom’s new pen technology. The company has developed a family of 13.3" and 15.6" MobileStudio Pro computers to fit virtually every professional’s creative computer and budgetary needs (starting at $1,499). There are six configurations to choose...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

ExoLens Introduce PRO and PRIME Lenses for iPhone 7

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Camera Phones, Lenses
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ExoLens have announced the upcoming launch of their PRO and PRIME ranges of high-quality accessory lenses for the Apple iPhone 7. Leading the collection is the ExoLens PRO line, which feature Optics by Zeiss, to offer truly professional-grade mobile lenses to photographers, artists and journalists. First to market will be the ExoLens PRO Wide-Angle and Telephoto Kits for iPhone 7. All PRO Kits come with the new machined aluminium ExoLens Edge mount, which features an integrated cold shoe accessory mount (compatible with accessories such as external video light) and key ring loop. Available from December 2016, the ExoLens PRO Wide-Angle Kit ($199.99) with Optics by Zeiss includes a Zeiss Mutar 0.6x Asph T* Wide-Angle lens, which provides virtually no distortion and exceptional edge-to-edge contrast, resulting in an image quality that is unmatched by any other iPhone accessory lens. The ExoLens PRO Telephoto Kit with Optics by Zeiss, also available from December, features a Zeiss Mutar 2.0x Asph T* Telephoto lens, and sells for $249.99. The ExoLens PRIME product line allows for artistic expression and non-technical social sharing to step up your iPhone photography and videography game. The lenses offered for PRIME Kits are the Wide Angle 0.6X, the Telephoto 2X and the Super Wide-Angle/Macro Combo. The PRIME product line will be available starting Q1 2017.

ExoLens have announced the upcoming launch of their PRO and PRIME ranges of high-quality accessory lenses for the Apple iPhone 7. Leading the collection is the ExoLens PRO line, which feature Optics by Zeiss, to offer truly professional-grade mobile lenses to photographers, artists and journalists. First to market will be the...

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Drobo 5C

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Drobo today announced the launch of the world’s first self-­managing USB-­C storage solution, the Drobo 5C. Built upon the company's BeyondRAID technology, the Drobo 5C allows the user to easily expand capacity by adding a mix of different size hard drives and brands, eliminating the limitations found in traditional RAID systems. The 5C, with an average performance of 250MB/sec, is ideal for storing all types of data, including pictures and video. The five-bay 5C, which uses the latest USB‐C interface to connect to your PC, is available for $349. Drobo is offering second and third generation Drobo 4 Bay customers a $50 USD discount when they purchase a new Drobo 5C through its online store.

Drobo today announced the launch of the world’s first self-­managing USB-­C storage solution, the Drobo 5C. Built upon the company's BeyondRAID technology, the Drobo 5C allows the user to easily expand capacity by adding a mix of different size hard drives and brands,...

Friday, September 30, 2016

PowerEye Drone Now Available for Pre-Order

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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The PowerEye professional cinematography drone is now available for global pre-order. PowerEye features PowerVision’s integrated Dual Viewing capability, which gives multiple users the ability to see video simultaneously from a First Person View and a Subject Matter View. With Dual Viewing a cinematographer has the ability to see what is in front of the PowerEye while in flight through a dedicated FPV camera housed in the nose of the aircraft and a separate gimbal-mounted camera can be simultaneously directed to action on the ground or other areas in the sky. PowerEye is available in two camera models. The “PowerEye Professional” is equipped with a Lumix G 11mm F2.5 ASPH 4K UHD camera.  The “PowerEye Thermal” is equipped with a state-of-the-art Thermal/Natural Light Switchable Camera that comes with two integrated light sensors and two lenses. Through the PowerEye App, users can switch between the thermal and the natural light setting with one touch. Using the Thermal/Natural Light Switchable Camera, cinematographers can capture a spectrum of light not visible to the unaided eye. The PowerEye Professional is priced at $3,988.

The PowerEye professional cinematography drone is now available for global pre-order. PowerEye features PowerVision’s integrated Dual Viewing capability, which gives multiple users the ability to see video simultaneously from a First Person View and a Subject Matter View. With Dual Viewing a cinematographer has the ability to see...

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

DJI Mavic Pro

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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DJI today revealed its Mavic Pro drone – a portable, powerful and easy-to-use remote-controlled helicopter featuring DJI’s most innovative flight technology in a sleek, foldable package. Small enough to toss in a bag and easy enough to launch quickly whenever the time and place are right, the DJI Mavic Pro's folding design compresses the entire drone to practically the size of a water bottle. Equipped with a stabilised, raw-capable 4K/12-megapixel camera and a visual navigation system, with a 4.3-mile range and 27-minute flight time, the Mavic Pro can be operated by the powerful long range remote controller, or simply by your smartphone at shorter range. When controlled by a smartphone, the whole system can be set up and airborne in less than a minute. The Mavic Pro’s U.S. retail price will be $999 with the remote controller, and $749 without.

DJI today revealed its Mavic Pro drone – a portable, powerful and easy-to-use remote-controlled helicopter featuring DJI’s most innovative flight technology in a sleek, foldable package. Small enough to toss in a bag and easy enough to launch quickly whenever the time and place are right, the DJI...

Friday, September 23, 2016

Artisan&Artist Bags and Straps Hands-on Photos

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Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the latest Artisan&Artist camera bags and straps.

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the latest Artisan&Artist camera bags and straps.

Tether Tools Case Air Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Want to see exactly what the new Tether Tools Case Air Wireless Tethering System looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Case Air wireless  tethering solution from Tether Tools.

Want to see exactly what the new Tether Tools Case Air Wireless Tethering System looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Case Air wireless  tethering solution from Tether Tools.

Irix Sony E-Mount Adapter

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The Irix ILA-FE2EF is a new adapter for using Canon EF lenses on Sony E-mount full-frame cameras. The Irix Sony E-Mount Adapter is being shown as an early protoype at Photokina 2016. It features aperture control via the camera body, a detachable foot with tripod mount, weather-sealed construction and a durable metal housing with a premium finish.

The Irix ILA-FE2EF is a new adapter for using Canon EF lenses on Sony E-mount full-frame cameras. The Irix Sony E-Mount Adapter is being shown as an early protoype at Photokina 2016. It features aperture control via the camera body, a detachable foot with tripod mount, weather-sealed construction and a...

Foolography Bluetooth Wireless Remote Tethering Module Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Want to see exactly what the new Bluetooth wireless remote tethering module from Foolography looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Foolography Bluetooth Wireless Remote Tethering Module.

Want to see exactly what the new Bluetooth wireless remote tethering module from Foolography looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Foolography Bluetooth Wireless Remote Tethering Module.

Zeiss Lenses Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Lenses
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Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the latest Zeiss Loxia, Milvus and Lightweight Zoom lenses, ExoLenses with Optics by Zeiss and Zeiss VR One Plus headset.

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the latest Zeiss Loxia, Milvus and Lightweight Zoom lenses, ExoLenses with Optics by Zeiss and Zeiss VR One Plus headset.

Peak Design Bags Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Want to see exactly what the latest camera bags from Peak Design look like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of Peak Design's newest camera bags.

Want to see exactly what the latest camera bags from Peak Design look like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of Peak Design's newest camera bags.

Lexar Announces ‘Works with GoPro’ Verification for microSD Cards

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Lexar has announced that a number of its microSD memory card lines have completed the ‘Works with GoPro’ verification process. The Lexar Professional 1800x (32GB, 64GB, and 128GB), Professional 1000x (32GB, 64GB, and 128GB) and High-Performance 633x (32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 200GB) memory cards have achieved maximum compatibility with GoPro products. All ‘Works with GoPro’ verified cards are currently on display at Photokina 2016.

Lexar has announced that a number of its microSD memory card lines have completed the ‘Works with GoPro’ verification process. The Lexar Professional 1800x (32GB, 64GB, and 128GB), Professional 1000x (32GB, 64GB, and 128GB) and High-Performance 633x (32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 200GB) memory cards have achieved maximum compatibility...

Samsung 960 PRO and EVO Solid State Drives

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Samsung has unveiled its latest SSDs, the Samsung 960 PRO and 960 EVO. The V-NAND based, M.2 form factor SSDs were built on the company’s Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) SSD leadership. Both the 960 PRO and 960 EVO use the Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) Gen.3 x4 lane interface and are compliant with NVMe specifications to realise effective use of the high-speed PCIe bus and optimise both hardware and software configurations to take advantage of the NVMe SSD technology. . The 960 PRO delivers peak sequential read and write transfer speeds of 3,500 MB/s and 2,100 MB/s, respectively. On top of being the world’s fastest M.2 NVMe- SSD, the 960 PRO will also offer 2 terabyte capacity, which is the highest capacity commercially available for M.2 NVMe SSDs, along with 512GB and 1TB versions. The 960 EVO is available in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB capacities and features Samsung's "Intelligent TurboWrite" technology, reaching peaks of 3,200 MB/s and 1,900 MB/s read/write speeds, respectively. The 960 PRO and 960 EVO SSDs will be available worldwide starting October 2016, with manufacturer’s suggested retail prices starting at $329.99 and $129.99.

Samsung has unveiled its latest SSDs, the Samsung 960 PRO and 960 EVO. The V-NAND based, M.2 form factor SSDs were built on the company’s Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) SSD leadership. Both the 960 PRO and 960 EVO use the Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) Gen.3 x4 lane interface and are...

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Phottix Solas Softboxes

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Phottix today unveiled their new Solas series softboxes. Constructed from a new material - SL-Tech – the Solas series comprises four products including the Phottix Solas Octagon Softbox with Grid (122cm/48", pictured), the Solas Strip Softbox with Grid 35x140cm (14"x55"), the Solas Strip Softbox with Grid 40x180cm (16"x71") and the Solas Softbox with Grid 91x122cm (36"x48"). All Phottix Solas Softboxes come with an inner baffle, outer diffuser, mounting rods and grid. Speed Rings for Bowens, Elinchrom, Profoto, Balcar and Comet mounts are available separately.

Phottix today unveiled their new Solas series softboxes. Constructed from a new material - SL-Tech – the Solas series comprises four products including the Phottix Solas Octagon Softbox with Grid (122cm/48", pictured), the Solas Strip Softbox with Grid 35x140cm (14"x55"), the Solas Strip Softbox with...

GoPro Karma, Hero5 Black & Hero5 Session Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Digital Video Cameras
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Want to see exactly what the new GoPro Karma, Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session look like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the GoPro Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session action cameras and the GoPro Karma quadcopter.

Want to see exactly what the new GoPro Karma, Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session look like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the GoPro Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session action cameras and the GoPro Karma quadcopter.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Metz mecablitz M400 Hands-On Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Want to see exactly what the new Metz mecablitz M400 flash unit looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Metz mecablitz M400 flash.

Want to see exactly what the new Metz mecablitz M400 flash unit looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Metz mecablitz M400 flash.

SanDisk Extreme PRO 1TB SDXC Memory Card Hands-On Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new SanDisk Extreme PRO 1TB SDXC memory card looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the SanDisk Extreme PRO 1TB SDXC memory card.

Want to see exactly what the new SanDisk Extreme PRO 1TB SDXC memory card looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the SanDisk Extreme PRO 1TB SDXC memory card.

Hasselblad True Zoom Hands-On Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Camera Phones
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Want to see exactly what the new Hasselblad True Zoom looks like in the flesh? Part of the Hasselblad 4116 Collection, the Hasselblad True Zoom is a "Moto Mod" that snaps onto the Moto Z smartphone using magnets, and provides 10x optical zoom as well as raw image capture.

Check out our hands-on gallery of the Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod.

Want to see exactly what the new Hasselblad True Zoom looks like in the flesh? Part of the Hasselblad 4116 Collection, the Hasselblad True Zoom is a "Moto Mod" that snaps onto the Moto Z smartphone using magnets, and provides 10x optical zoom as well as raw image capture. Check out...