Category: Accessories

Friday, April 15, 2016

Think Tank Photo to Release New Video Bags

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Think Tank Photo are set to release seven strong soft-sided video cases. The largest, the Video Rig 24 rolling case ($519.75, pictured), holds a fully assembled 24” video rig and features inset channel aluminium tubing for added strength and durability. The mid-sized bag, the Video Transport 20 ($429.75), holds a video camera body, four to six lenses (detached), shotgun microphone, small monitor, 4K recorder, audio recorder, additional accessories, and up to a 17” laptop in a padded sleeve. The smallest, the Video Workhorse 19 shoulder bag ($229.75), holds a professional camcorder or video cameras up to 19” and features striated aluminium and arched twinwall reinforced struts to create a collapse-proof lid.

Think Tank Photo are set to release seven strong soft-sided video cases. The largest, the Video Rig 24 rolling case ($519.75, pictured), holds a fully assembled 24” video rig and features inset channel aluminium tubing for added strength and durability. The mid-sized bag, the Video Transport 20 ($429.75), holds a video camera body, four...

Fotodiox Launch New FlapJack LED Lights & CamDolly Cinema System

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Fotodiox have announced that three new products will be launching from the show floor at the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas: the Flapjack LED Ring Light ($359.95), the FlapJack LED Wand ($349.95) and the CamDolly Cinema System ($3,995.00, pictured). Billed as the industry’s first truly portable and modular dolly system for professional-grade video and film equipment, the CamDolly Cinema System includes everything a filmmaker needs to build five different dolly modes, or "protocols" – each designed to create a specific type of shot.. A single person can move all of the system's components to a shooting location with ease, and assemble the CamDolly into one of its five protocols in under 15 minutes. The constant-source FlapJack LED Ring Light is compatible with 15mm and 19mm rail systems or any ¼-20 thread mount runs on industry standard Sony NP-F style batteries or AC power, and comes with a custom-fitted travel case. The FlapJack LED Wand comes with a pistol grip handle that allows the user to more easily position the light for various shots, or even perform artistic light painting for long-exposure shooting. Like the Ring Light, the Wand is fully adjustable between Daylight and Tungsten colour temperatures and comes with a custom-fitted travel case. All three products will be available from 16 April 2016.

Fotodiox have announced that three new products will be launching from the show floor at the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas: the Flapjack LED Ring Light ($359.95), the FlapJack LED Wand ($349.95) and the CamDolly Cinema System ($3,995.00, pictured). Billed as the industry’s first truly portable and modular dolly system for...

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Manfrotto Off Road Stunt Bag Collection

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Manfrotto have announced their new Off Road Stunt Bag Collection. Dedicated to action camera lovers, the range includes several new products that securely organise action photo-videography equipment: the Manfrotto Off Road Stunt Backpack (available black and grey/red), the Manfrotto Off Road Stunt Case (available in Small and Medium) and the Manfrotto Off Road Stunt Roll Organizer. Prices start from £34.95 for the Stunt Case, £34.95 for the Stunt Roll Organizer and £119.95 for the Off Road Stunt Backpack.

Manfrotto have announced their new Off Road Stunt Bag Collection. Dedicated to action camera lovers, the range includes several new products that securely organise action photo-videography equipment: the Manfrotto Off Road Stunt Backpack (available black and grey/red), the Manfrotto Off Road Stunt Case (available in Small and Medium) and...

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Tenba Cineluxe Video Bag Collection

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Tenba today announced a sneak peek of the new Cineluxe video camera bag collection at the upcoming NAB Show. The first to bring the “doctor bag” style opening to backpacks and rolling cases, Tenba’s new collection features novel "Flex-Core" dividers, a waterproof “Body Armor” bottom panel, and a selection of protective padded wraps and pouches that allow sensitive equipment to be safely stored alongside larger cameras and rigs. Each bag includes a WeatherWrap rain cover and trolley straps to piggyback onto larger rolling cases. Cineluxe bags will be available in July.

Tenba today announced a sneak peek of the new Cineluxe video camera bag collection at the upcoming NAB Show. The first to bring the “doctor bag” style opening to backpacks and rolling cases, Tenba’s new collection features novel "Flex-Core" dividers, a waterproof “Body Armor”...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Benro Introduce BV4 Pro & BV6 Pro Video Tripod Kits

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Benro have added two new tripod kits to their video lineup. The new Pro versions of the Benro BV4 (8.8 lb payload capacity) and BV6 kits (13.2 lb payload capacity) incorporate the eighth generation two-stage aluminium tripod. This professional tripod is a double tandem leg design that uses an adjustable, removable spreader, a metal 75mm bowl, oversized quick positive leg locks and dual spike feet with pads, making this kit perfect for heavy loads and rigged cameras. Both kits are designed for more demanding filmmakers and videographers - allowing for precise control over the counterbalance, pan drag and tilt drag. Both sizes will be on hand for live demonstrations at NAB this week (Central Hall Booth #C1307).

Benro have added two new tripod kits to their video lineup. The new Pro versions of the Benro BV4 (8.8 lb payload capacity) and BV6 kits (13.2 lb payload capacity) incorporate the eighth generation two-stage aluminium tripod. This professional tripod is a double tandem leg design that uses an adjustable, removable spreader,...

Cullmann Bags and Tripods Now Available in UK

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Intro 2020 has been appointed the sole UK distributor of Cullmann products. Cullmann tripods include a range of flexipods available in three sizes and three colours, plus mini tripods, full size tripods and the top of the range Titan 935 tripod, a large photo/video tripod that supports 21kg of equipment. Tripod prices start from £13.99 and rise to £399.00 for the Titan 935 model. The Cullmann bag range includes the Sydney PRO Action zoomster, the Ultralight Sport and Lima backpacks and two more traditional camera bags – the Ultralight PRO Maxima 120 and 300. There are also two messenger-style Madrid bags and the new Sydney Maxima 425+ Pro bag. Cullman bags start from £35.99.

Intro 2020 has been appointed the sole UK distributor of Cullmann products. Cullmann tripods include a range of flexipods available in three sizes and three colours, plus mini tripods, full size tripods and the top of the range Titan 935 tripod, a large photo/video tripod that supports 21kg of equipment. Tripod...

Friday, April 8, 2016

Beastgrip Pro

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Intro 2020 has been appointed sole UK distributor of Beastgrip Pro, the World's first universal lens adapter and camera rig system for smartphones. Featuring an adjustable lens mount with spring loaded clamps, the Beastgrip Pro is a modular rig system with a removable lens mount assembly and handle. It comes with industry-standard photography mounts and an ergonomic grip, allowing users to attach all kinds of photography gear and take a better shot. There are 3 kits in the product range, including the basic Beastgrip Pro Rig (£139.99), the Beastgrip Pro Rig plus Wide Angle Lens (£169.99) and the Beastgrip Pro Rig plus Wide Angle and Fish-eye lenses (£199.99).

Intro 2020 has been appointed sole UK distributor of Beastgrip Pro, the World's first universal lens adapter and camera rig system for smartphones. Featuring an adjustable lens mount with spring loaded clamps, the Beastgrip Pro is a modular rig system with a removable lens mount assembly and handle. It comes...

Metz mecablitz 26 AF-2

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The Metz mecablitz 26 AF-2 is a new flash with a guide number of 26 (in metres at ISO 100/21°). Features include a wide-angle diffuser (24mm), up to 85mm illumination with the included telephoto diffuser, a vertically tilting reflector for an indirect flash and an adjustable LED video light, which creates additional illumination when shooting video. Depending on the camera, the Metz 26 AF-2 also offers wireless TTL flash. To ensure that the unit is always up to date, firmware updates can be downloaded via USB. The flash will be available from the end of this month.

The Metz mecablitz 26 AF-2 is a new flash with a guide number of 26 (in metres at ISO 100/21°). Features include a wide-angle diffuser (24mm), up to 85mm illumination with the included telephoto diffuser, a vertically tilting reflector for an indirect flash and an adjustable LED video light, which creates additional...

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Manfrotto Wins 5 Red Dot Product Design Awards

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Manfrotto has won five accolades and an honourable mention at the 2016 Red Dot Awards. The award winning products include the XPRO Monopod, Pixi Evo, Lykos LED, Compact Xtreme and Digital Director, with the honourable mention going to the D1 Drone Backpack (pictured).

Manfrotto has won five accolades and an honourable mention at the 2016 Red Dot Awards. The award winning products include the XPRO Monopod, Pixi Evo, Lykos LED, Compact Xtreme and Digital Director, with the honourable mention going to the D1 Drone Backpack (pictured).

Lexar Professional XQD 2.0 USB 3.0 Reader

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Lexar today announced their Professional XQD 2.0 USB 3.0 reader. With its compact, portable design, the new memory card reader can easily slip into a pocket or bag, and offers a simple plug-and-play design with a USB 3.0 connector so content can be securely transferred on the go. For versatility, the reader is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices at USB 2.0 speeds. The Lexar Professional XQD 2.0 USB 3.0 Reader will be available in late April with a MSRP of £29.99.

Lexar today announced their Professional XQD 2.0 USB 3.0 reader. With its compact, portable design, the new memory card reader can easily slip into a pocket or bag, and offers a simple plug-and-play design with a USB 3.0 connector so content can be securely transferred on the go. For versatility, the reader is...

Monday, April 4, 2016

Think Tank Retrospective 6 Shoulder Bag

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Think Tank Photo have just released a new addition to their Retrospective camera shoulder bag line. The Retrospective 6 fits a DSLR or gripped DSLR with short lens attached, one to two additional lenses and an 8” tablet or flash in the front pocket, or one to two Compact System Cameras with lenses attached, one to four extra lenses and an 8” tablet or flash in the front pocket. Weighing in at 2.6 lbs (1.2 kg), the Retrospective 6, is now available in Sandstone, Black, and Pinestone, priced at $154.75. In addition, the existing Retrospective 5, Retrospective 5 Leather, Retrospective 7, Retrospective 7 Leather, Retrospective 10, Retrospective 20, Retrospective 30, and Retrospective 30 Leather are also available in the new Sandstone colour.

Think Tank Photo have just released a new addition to their Retrospective camera shoulder bag line. The Retrospective 6 fits a DSLR or gripped DSLR with short lens attached, one to two additional lenses and an 8” tablet or flash in the front pocket, or one to two Compact System Cameras...

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Think Tank Photo Production Manager 50

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Think Tank Photo has released the largest rolling photography equipment case on the market. Designed to hold an immense amount of gear, including lighting equipment and large light modifiers, one photographer will now be able to transport what it used to take up to at least two assistants. “Pro photographers usually travel by car or van to where they are going to shoot,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank’s CEO and Lead Designer. “Once a shoot is completed the set needs to be torn down and moved to the next location. Often times, there can be a time crunch where all the gear has to be loaded quickly. Carrying these bags up and down stairs and over rough terrain can be very cumbersome and often takes two people. The Production Manager 50 makes this time-sensitive, cumbersome process easier and quicker.” The Think Tank Photo Production Manager 50 is available for $599.75.

Think Tank Photo has released the largest rolling photography equipment case on the market. Designed to hold an immense amount of gear, including lighting equipment and large light modifiers, one photographer will now be able to transport what it used to take up to at least two assistants. “Pro...

Friday, April 1, 2016

Case Logic Compact DSLR Backpack

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Case Logic has launched a new Compact DSLR Backpack. The unique fold-out camera storage has dedicated loading for an SLR camera plus two accessories whilst side zippered pockets store an extra battery, cables, lens cap, or small accessories. The Compact DSLR Backpack also boasts a dedicated padded iPad compartment with handy side opening for easy access. Available in Black, Indigo and Anthracite, the backpack sells for £34.99.

Case Logic has launched a new Compact DSLR Backpack. The unique fold-out camera storage has dedicated loading for an SLR camera plus two accessories whilst side zippered pockets store an extra battery, cables, lens cap, or small accessories. The Compact DSLR Backpack also boasts a dedicated padded iPad compartment...

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Philips 275P4VYKEB

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MMD, and brand license partner for Philips Monitors, has announced a new display with UltraClear 5K resolution. Offering no less than 14.7 megapixels(5,120 x 2,880), the Philips 275P4VYKEB displaypacks four times as many pixels as Quad HDand over 50 percent more than Ultra HD. The new 27" display is also equipped with PerfectKolor Technology, which ensures factory-calibrated 99% Adobe RGB and100% sRGB colour space coverageand one billion colours. Thanks to 12-bit internal processing, colours are re-created smoothly and naturally, without gradations or the nuisance of banding effects. With advanced PLS technology, the display also features extra-wide viewing angles of 178 degrees. The new Philips 275P4VYKEB display, with an RRP of £1,169.99, will be available at the beginning of April.
 

MMD, and brand license partner for Philips Monitors, has announced a new display with UltraClear 5K resolution. Offering no less than 14.7 megapixels(5,120 x 2,880), the Philips 275P4VYKEB displaypacks four times as many pixels as Quad HDand over 50 percent more than Ultra HD. The new 27" display is also equipped with PerfectKolor...

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

WonderPana FreeArc XL

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Fotodiox has announced the Wonderpana FreeArc XL - a comprehensive filter system for the Canon 11-24mm lens. Its aircraft-grade aluminium alloy lens collar allows photographers to attach a custom series of 186mm filter options including neutral density filters and polarisers. Additionally, photographers can add the WonderPana WP80 Filter Brackets to the WonderPana FreeArc XL to mount one or two square graduated filters at the same time as a round filter. Measuring 200mm x 260mm, the WonderPana FreeArc XL's square filters are the largest commercially available in the industry today. The WonderPana FreeArc XL retails for $229.95.

Fotodiox has announced the Wonderpana FreeArc XL - a comprehensive filter system for the Canon 11-24mm lens. Its aircraft-grade aluminium alloy lens collar allows photographers to attach a custom series of 186mm filter options including neutral density filters and polarisers. Additionally, photographers can add the WonderPana WP80 Filter Brackets...

Friday, March 25, 2016

HEXO+ Comes to Europe

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Squadrone System has announced the European launch of its HEXO+ autonomous drone. The HEXO+ flight system can take off, follow and frame its user while filming with predetermined camera movements, and safely land. These processes are entirely automated and simply initiated with the HEXO+ smartphone application. This allows users to capture the moment hands-free, as no bulky remote control is needed. Compatible with most GoPro camera models, the HEXO+ has a maximum speed of 45 mph and an operating altitude of up to 16,000ft. HEXO+ is currently available to purchase for €999.

Squadrone System has announced the European launch of its HEXO+ autonomous drone. The HEXO+ flight system can take off, follow and frame its user while filming with predetermined camera movements, and safely land. These processes are entirely automated and simply initiated with the HEXO+ smartphone application. This allows users to...

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Polaroid Releases Two New Camera Stabilisers

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Polaroid has released two new camera stabilisers for mobile videographers. Designed specifically for small action cameras, the Polaroid handheld 3-axis electronic gimbal stabiliser ($179.99, pictured) has three independent motors that follow camera motion in real time, automatically counterbalancing handheld motion to eliminate any vibrations and undesirable movements. The Polaroid power handgrip/stabiliser ($49.99) can be used with a wide range of digital and action cameras, and simultaneously charges the camera and keeps it steady when shooting on the move. Both models are available now from Amazon.

Polaroid has released two new camera stabilisers for mobile videographers. Designed specifically for small action cameras, the Polaroid handheld 3-axis electronic gimbal stabiliser ($179.99, pictured) has three independent motors that follow camera motion in real time, automatically counterbalancing handheld motion to eliminate any vibrations and undesirable movements. The Polaroid...

DJI Inspire 1 RAW Edition

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DJI today announced it will begin shipping the Inspire 1 RAW edition, featuring an aerial Micro Four-Thirds Zenmuse X5R camera, on 28th March. Shipping of standalone Zenmuse X5R camera, which records CinemaDNG files to a solid-state drive and is the world’s smallest lossless 4K camera optimised for aerial imaging, will start from 31st March.

DJI today announced it will begin shipping the Inspire 1 RAW edition, featuring an aerial Micro Four-Thirds Zenmuse X5R camera, on 28th March. Shipping of standalone Zenmuse X5R camera, which records CinemaDNG files to a solid-state drive and is the world’s smallest lossless 4K camera optimised for...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Lexar 200GB 633x microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card

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Lexar today announced the new 200GB Lexar microSDXC UHS-I memory card. Designed for sports camcorders, tablets and smartphones, the UHS-I, U1 microSDXC card has read transfer speeds up to  95MB per second and comes with a USB 3.0 reader, which allows for high-speed file transfer of photos and videos from the card to a PC or Mac. The reader is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports and comes with a one-year limited warranty. The new card is currently available for purchase with an MSRP of £109.99.

Lexar today announced the new 200GB Lexar microSDXC UHS-I memory card. Designed for sports camcorders, tablets and smartphones, the UHS-I, U1 microSDXC card has read transfer speeds up to  95MB per second and comes with a USB 3.0 reader, which allows for high-speed file transfer of photos and videos from...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Polaroid Announce “Dive Rated” Waterproof Housing

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Polaroid have unveiled a new "dive rated" waterproof underwater housing. Available for a wide range of Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic and Sony cameras, the new Polaroid underwater case is waterproof to a depth of 130 feet, and provides access to all camera controls. The housing can be purchased on Amazon for $99.99-$599.99, depending on model, and ships with a hand and neck strap, an o-ring and water sealing lubricant, and a manual.

Polaroid have unveiled a new "dive rated" waterproof underwater housing. Available for a wide range of Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic and Sony cameras, the new Polaroid underwater case is waterproof to a depth of 130 feet, and provides access to all camera controls. The housing can be purchased on Amazon for $99.9...