Category: Accessories

Thursday, March 2, 2017

National Geographic Australia Collection

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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The new National Geographic Australia Collection is inspired by the ochre-pigmented sands and soils of The Australian Outback, and the dazzling blue seas that hem the continent’s beautiful coasts. The interior fabric of the collection’s camera bags features a colourful eucalyptus-leaf print evocative of Australia’s forest canopies. The durable, deftly crafted internal compartment design features the renowned Manfrotto Protection System. The National Geographic Australia Collection includes five different products, including the NG Australia camera and laptop backpack for DSLRs/CSCs, the NG Australia 3 way camera backpack for DSLRs, the NG Australia Camera Holster for CSCs and two NG Australia camera messengers for Compact System Cameras. Click through / read on for the details.

The new National Geographic Australia Collection is inspired by the ochre-pigmented sands and soils of The Australian Outback, and the dazzling blue seas that hem the continent’s beautiful coasts. The interior fabric of the collection’s camera bags features a colourful eucalyptus-leaf print evocative of Australia&rsquo...

Fantasea FG9X for Canon G9 X Mark II

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Fantasea Line has announced that its FG9X underwater housing is fully compatible with the new Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II camera. The housing provides full access to all camera buttons with clearly labelled controls and features a new touchscreen technology, providing access to essential contact points on the camera's touch-sensitive screen. Depth rated to 60 metres, the Fantasea FG9X offers a moisture detector, double O-ring protection and an M67 thread on its lens port. The Fantasea FG9X housing is available for $399.95.

Fantasea Line has announced that its FG9X underwater housing is fully compatible with the new Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II camera. The housing provides full access to all camera buttons with clearly labelled controls and features a new touchscreen technology, providing access to essential contact points on the...

Elinchrom ELB 1200

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Elinchrom have just introduced the ELB 1200, the next evolution in battery-powered, on-location lighting. Weighing only 9.5 lb (4.3 kg), the ELB 1200 has been completely redesigned to meet the needs of photographers needing a combination of performance and portability. Featuring a lightweight, shock resistant case and oversized cable connections for easier operating while wearing gloves, the ELB 1200 is expected to hit the shelves in the middle of 2017. (Pricing to be confirmed.) Elinchrom also announced three new flash heads - Action, Hi-Sync, and Pro - for use with the ELB 1200. Whether if it's for all-around general use with the Pro Head, acquiring shorter flash durations with the Action Head, or using the Hi-Sync head to reach 1/8000s shutter speed, photographers not only can choose the head that best fits their application, they can also select from Elinchrom's range of light-shaping tools to achieve their creative vision.

Elinchrom have just introduced the ELB 1200, the next evolution in battery-powered, on-location lighting. Weighing only 9.5 lb (4.3 kg), the ELB 1200 has been completely redesigned to meet the needs of photographers needing a combination of performance and portability. Featuring a lightweight, shock resistant case and oversized cable connections for easier operating while...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Phottix Ares II Flash Trigger Now Available

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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The Phottix Ares II radio flash trigger is now available for purchase. The transmitter and receiver system boasts the latest technology and is perfect for manual shooting with studio lights or hot shoe flashes. The Ares II offers a working range of 150 metres (almost 500 feet), 16 channels and a Digital ID function for secure triggering - no one can trigger your flashes unless using your four-digit Digital ID code. Both the transmitter and the receiver are available for $54.95.

The Phottix Ares II radio flash trigger is now available for purchase. The transmitter and receiver system boasts the latest technology and is perfect for manual shooting with studio lights or hot shoe flashes. The Ares II offers a working range of 150 metres (almost 500 feet), 16 channels and a Digital ID...

Monday, February 27, 2017

Lexar Professional 256GB 1000x microSDXC UHS-II (U3) Card

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Lexar today announced the new 256GB capacity Lexar Professional 1000x microSDXC UHS-II (U3) memory card. Designed for sports camcorders, tablets, and smartphones, the Professional 1000x microSDXC UHS-II card has read transfer speeds up to 150MB per second and write speeds up to 90MB/s. The 256GB capacity card is also verified to be compatible with GoPro cameras, and comes with a microSD UHS-II USB 3.0 reader (pictured). The new card capacity will be available in Q1 of 2017 with an MSRP of £357.99.

Lexar today announced the new 256GB capacity Lexar Professional 1000x microSDXC UHS-II (U3) memory card. Designed for sports camcorders, tablets, and smartphones, the Professional 1000x microSDXC UHS-II card has read transfer speeds up to 150MB per second and write speeds up to 90MB/s. The 256GB capacity card is also...

Friday, February 24, 2017

DNP Introduces WPS Pro Wireless Print Server

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Printers
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DNP today introduced their new WPS Pro Wireless Print Server. Designed exclusively for the company's DS40, DS80, DS620A, DS-RX1HS and DS820A dye-sublimation printers, the WPS Pro allows photographers to print directly from Wi-Fi compatible capture devices without the need for cables, memory cards an internet connection. This enables event photographers to roam, capture and wirelessly print candid shots taken at the company picnic, local pet store or sporting event; and perfect for the wedding photographer to capture and print the memories of the rehearsal dinner and wedding reception. The WPS Pro features an easy-to-read 7” touchscreen display that allows users to easily monitor print jobs, printer status, and see remaining print counts. A single WPS Pro can connect with two DNP photo printer models for speed/redundancy or for an increased range of print size options. “Wireless tools are an important part of our customer’s increasingly flexible workflow,” said Katsuyuki Oshima, President of DNP Imagingcomm America Corporation. “The WPS Pro expands the functionality of our printers, optimises photographer workflows, and provides new opportunities for our customers to upgrade their offerings.”

DNP today introduced their new WPS Pro Wireless Print Server. Designed exclusively for the company's DS40, DS80, DS620A, DS-RX1HS and DS820A dye-sublimation printers, the WPS Pro allows photographers to print directly from Wi-Fi compatible capture devices without the need for cables, memory cards an internet connection....

Thursday, February 23, 2017

84.5mm Camera Filters Introduce New Reverse ND Grads

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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European accessory manufacturer 84.5mm Camera Filters has launched a new line of reverse graduated neutral density filters. These 100x150mm filters are hand-made from CR-39 Organic glass and can be used with standard “XL” filter holders. Available in two sizes, Reverse ND4 and Reverse ND8, are available for €59.95 each.

European accessory manufacturer 84.5mm Camera Filters has launched a new line of reverse graduated neutral density filters. These 100x150mm filters are hand-made from CR-39 Organic glass and can be used with standard “XL” filter holders. Available in two sizes, Reverse ND4 and Reverse ND8, are available for ...

Fantasea UWL-09F Wide-Angle Lens Now Available

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Lenses
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The Fantasea UWL-09F wet wide angle conversion lens for compact, mirrorless and SLR underwater housings is now available to purchase. According to the manufacturer, the UWL-09F offers unmatched quality with 5 multi-layered precision optic elements. The combination of a super wide field of view (130 degrees) and zero minimal focus distance provide unlimited opportunities for image framing and creative compositions, including close-focus wide-angle images. The lens barrel is made from durable aluminium alloy with black coating. The dome is covered with hard coating as well, protecting it from easily getting scratched or damaged. The lens features a 67mm thread mount, compatible with most housings available in the market today. The base of the mount is covered with a rubber ring, providing a firm grip of the lens during installation and removal. Non-corrosive front and rear lens caps are included in the box. A quality padded carrying case allows safe storage and transportation. Weighing in at 1033g/36.4oz, the Fantasea UWL-09F wide-angle conversion lens is depth rated to 60m / 200ft. Available now, the lens carries a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $799.95.

The Fantasea UWL-09F wet wide angle conversion lens for compact, mirrorless and SLR underwater housings is now available to purchase. According to the manufacturer, the UWL-09F offers unmatched quality with 5 multi-layered precision optic elements. The combination of a super wide field of view (130 degrees) and zero minimal focus...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Sony Launch World’s Fastest SD Card

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Sony have just announced the World’s fastest SD card. Offering read/write speeds of up to 300MB/s and 299MB/s, respectively, the new SF-G series memory cards are available in 32GB, 64GB or 128GB storage capacities. The blazing-fast write speed allows for a shorter buffer clearing time, while the ultra-fast read speeds enable users to transfer large volumes and files to a computer very quickly, contributing to a more efficient workflow. In conjunction with the SF-G series, Sony are introducing a new memory card reader, model MRW-S1, which offers a built-in SuperSpeed USB (USB3.1 Gen.1) standard A port for cable-free PC connection, so that your files can be copied faster than copying through the integrated SD slot. The new SF-G series SD cards will be available in stores in March 2017 and the MRW-S1 card reader will be available in April 2017.

Sony have just announced the World’s fastest SD card. Offering read/write speeds of up to 300MB/s and 299MB/s, respectively, the new SF-G series memory cards are available in 32GB, 64GB or 128GB storage capacities. The blazing-fast write speed allows for a shorter buffer clearing time,...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Transcend Ultimate UHS-I U3M V30 microSD Cards

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Transcend have released their new Ultimate UHS-I U3M Video Speed Class 30 (V30) microSD memory cards. These MLC-based memory cards reach transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s and offer optimum protection with capacities up to 128GB, ideal for 4K Ultra HD recording. The cards are not only Temperature proof, capable of enduring extreme temperatures ranging from -25°C to 85°C, but are also waterproof, static proof, X-ray proof and shock proof, offering users comprehensive data protection. In addition, built-in Error Correcting Code automatically detects and corrects transfer errors. The Ultimate UHS-I U3M microSD cards are offered in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities and carry Transcend's Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Transcend have released their new Ultimate UHS-I U3M Video Speed Class 30 (V30) microSD memory cards. These MLC-based memory cards reach transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s and offer optimum protection with capacities up to 128GB, ideal for 4K Ultra HD recording. The cards are not only Temperature proof,...

Monday, February 20, 2017

LUUV Camera Stabilisers Go on Sale

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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LUUV have announced that their Indiegogo- and Kickstarter-backed products - solidLUUV (pictured) and ultraLUUV ACTION - are now available to purchase. solidLUUV is a revolutionary steadycam that works with all cameras, smartphones, compact & 360° cameras, up to 500g. The vibration dampening technology in solidLUUV has pushed industry innovation to into a new space. ultraLUUV ACTION is the first stabiliser of its kind, combining the solidLUUV mechanical and the electronic ACTION GIMBAL, which produces stabilisation normally reserved for steadycams 10 times the price. ultraLUUV ACTION is perfect for filmmakers who demand high quality with every shot. The double stabilisation combined with the finger-tip control system makes it easy to use and enables the user to create footage so fluid, viewers think it is filmed with a drone. The compact steadycam is particularly well suited for high-speed recording and for challenging terrain, which makes it very reliable in one-shot situations.
 

LUUV have announced that their Indiegogo- and Kickstarter-backed products - solidLUUV (pictured) and ultraLUUV ACTION - are now available to purchase. solidLUUV is a revolutionary steadycam that works with all cameras, smartphones, compact & 360° cameras, up to 500g. The vibration dampening technology in solidLUUV has pushed industry innovation to...

LockPort D500 DUAL HDMI/USB 3.0 Protector for Nikon D500

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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The LockPort D500 DUAL is a new product developed to protect the fragile HDMI/USB outputs on the Nikon D500 digital SLR camera. Highly requested by professional D500 users, the LockPort D500 plate is designed to fit easily every head, baseplate, sliding plate, support out there using the original camera screws already there. Now available, the LockPort D500 DUAL HDMI/USB 3.0 protector for the Nikon D500 retails for $139/€129.

The LockPort D500 DUAL is a new product developed to protect the fragile HDMI/USB outputs on the Nikon D500 digital SLR camera. Highly requested by professional D500 users, the LockPort D500 plate is designed to fit easily every head, baseplate, sliding plate, support out there using the original...

SIRUI R-3213X Tripod

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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SIRUI will be introducing their new R-3213X tripod at The Photography Show taking place at the NEC in Birmingham (18-21 March 2017). Designed for photographers and filmmakers who want to remain flexible in all circumstances, this triple-application tripod is supplied with a centre column, a large mounting plate and a 75mm half bowl adapter - all of which are interchangeable at any time. Robust and stable, the R-3213X is well suited for studio work and can quickly be set up to a tall working height and easily support large, heavy camera equipment. The unique feature of the RX series, including the R-3213X, is the removable mounting plate. It can be removed and swapped for either a centre column or the 75mm half bowl adapter. This means that you can raise the height of the tripod to it’s maximum height of 1790mm with the centre column or, using the 75mm half bowl adapter, attach and use any 75mm half ball fluid head for video work.

SIRUI will be introducing their new R-3213X tripod at The Photography Show taking place at the NEC in Birmingham (18-21 March 2017). Designed for photographers and filmmakers who want to remain flexible in all circumstances, this triple-application tripod is supplied with a centre column, a large mounting plate and a 7...

Friday, February 17, 2017

Intro 2020 to Distribute B&W Outdoor Cases in UK

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Intro 2020 has been appointed distributor of B&W's impact-resistant polypropylene cases. The full range consists of 11 different sized cases, most of which are available in black and yellow colourways. Two models are designed for drones and the two largest cases feature a telescopic handle and smooth running wheels. There is also a range of accessories including cubed foam inserts, shoulder straps, lid pockets, mesh bags and a backpack system. B&W's outdoor cases have been designed to survive a temperature range of -30°C to +80°C. They are stackable and 100% waterproof - they have been tested up to a depth of 5 metres and are also dustproof and robust, carrying a 30-year warranty. Prices start at £32.99 SRP for smallest case, the Type 500. The price for the largest case in the range, Type 6800 is £400.

Intro 2020 has been appointed distributor of B&W's impact-resistant polypropylene cases. The full range consists of 11 different sized cases, most of which are available in black and yellow colourways. Two models are designed for drones and the two largest cases feature a telescopic handle and smooth running...

Manfrotto UK Announce Distribution of Shoulderpod Range

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Manfrotto have announced a distribution partnership in the UK with Shoulderpod. Consisting of the G1 Grip, S2 Handle Grip, R2 Pocket Rig and the X1 Pro Rig; the Shoulderpod range is designed to be a modular system. The G1 is a professional grip for mounting your smartphone on any tripod or rig. Fully adjustable for holding any smartphone model, it also works as a portable stand for holding your camera when on the road. The S2 is the first professional handle grip with three functions. It works as tripod mount, filmmaker handle, and traveller stand. It is a solid and portable solution for holding your smartphone camera and fits most devices thank to the adjustable mechanism. The R2 is a multifunctional and compact rig that makes adding external microphones, lights or batteries to your mobile camera easy when on the move. The X1 (pictured) is an advanced production rig that allows you to add professional microphones, light and extra batteries to your mobile camera. It can be quickly constructed for use as a handheld system, or for use with a tripod. Designed to slip easily into your backpack, the X1 is a fully adjustable system that will is fully compatible with other photo and video equipment, allowing you to turn your smartphone into a professional photo or video taking tool. Prices start from £24.90.

Manfrotto have announced a distribution partnership in the UK with Shoulderpod. Consisting of the G1 Grip, S2 Handle Grip, R2 Pocket Rig and the X1 Pro Rig; the Shoulderpod range is designed to be a modular system. The G1 is a professional grip for mounting your smartphone on any tripod...

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Keyboard for Capture One Pro 10 - Mac Version

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Phase One, in cooperation with LogicKeyboard, are now shipping an official new keyboard for Capture One Pro, Mac version. Designed with input from the Phase One Certified Professional programme to support maximum productivity, the new customised keyboard for Capture One Pro 10 is based on the original Apple Pro Keyboard and features full-colour coded keys complete with Capture One shortcut titles and icons. Available now from authorised Phase One dealers worldwide, the Capture One Pro keyboard is priced at $139/€129.

Phase One, in cooperation with LogicKeyboard, are now shipping an official new keyboard for Capture One Pro, Mac version. Designed with input from the Phase One Certified Professional programme to support maximum productivity, the new customised keyboard for Capture One Pro 10 is based on the original Apple Pro...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Canon EVF-DC2 Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EVF-DC2 electronic viewfinder looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EVF-DC2 electronic viewfinder.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon EVF-DC2 electronic viewfinder looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EVF-DC2 electronic viewfinder.

Canon Remote Controller BR-E1 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Accessories, Digital SLR Cameras
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A gallery of hands-on photos of the Canon Remote Controller BR-E1.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon Remote Controller BR-E1 looks like in the flesh?

A gallery of hands-on photos of the Canon Remote Controller BR-E1. Want to see exactly what the new Canon Remote Controller BR-E1 looks like in the flesh?

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Think Tank Photo Airport Helipak V2.0 Backpack

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Think Tank Photo have updated their Airport Helipak backpack for the DJI Phantom. Accommodating a DJI Phantom 4 (or a similarly sized drone), a 15” laptop, controller, GoPros, chargers, spare rotors, extra batteries, jacket, tools, and more; the Airport Helipak V2.0 is carry-on compatible for both US domestic and international airline travel. The contoured adjustable harness with lumbar support, articulated air-channel, removable padded waistbelt, and height-adjustable sternum strap enable comfort while trekking into remote areas. The Think Tank Photo Airport Helipak V2.0 for DJI Phantom is available for $199.75.

Think Tank Photo have updated their Airport Helipak backpack for the DJI Phantom. Accommodating a DJI Phantom 4 (or a similarly sized drone), a 15” laptop, controller, GoPros, chargers, spare rotors, extra batteries, jacket, tools, and more; the Airport Helipak V2.0 is carry-on compatible for both US domestic and international airline...

Think Tank Photo Airport TakeOff V2.0

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Think Tank Photo’s updated Airport TakeOff V2.0 rolling backpack is 15% lighter than its predecessor. “The Airport TakeOff V2.0 features a custom designed retractable handle with inset channel on aluminim tubing for added strength and durability, making it easier to roll down the street,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo’s CEO and lead designer. “A newly added tablet carry in the laptop pocket and dedicated smart phone pocket in the front flap insure photographers’ tools are easily accessible and at the ready.” Sized to meet the needs of the travelling professional, the Airport TakeOff V2.0 fits most US domestic and international airline carry-on requirements. The Think Tank Photo Airport TakeOff V2.0 bg will be available for $369.75.

Think Tank Photo’s updated Airport TakeOff V2.0 rolling backpack is 15% lighter than its predecessor. “The Airport TakeOff V2.0 features a custom designed retractable handle with inset channel on aluminim tubing for added strength and durability, making it easier to roll down the street,” said Doug Murdoch,...