Monday, March 23, 2015
X-Rite are offering a one-year membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan, worth £102, with all purchases of X-Rite’s ColorMunki Photo or i1Photo Pro 2. “When working in Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC or both, photographers need the confidence that they are seeing an accurate representation of their image. They need the reassurance that the adjustments they are making in these powerful applications will appear correctly on screen and in print,” commented Geoffrey Clements, Managing Director of X-Rite Photo Europe. “The ColorMunki Photo, i1Photo Pro 2 and i1Display Pro set the standard for accurate colour management technology. They provide users with the peace of mind they need to get creative with their images.” For more information, visit the website below.
Fantasea Line has announced the availability of the FG7X underwater housing for the Canon PowerShot G7 X digital compact camera. Manufactured to the highest professional standards, the Fantasea Line FG7X housing provides access to all camera essential functions with ergonomically designed and labelled controls. The FG7X has been successfully depth tested to 80 metres (240ft.) and is certified to a maximum depth of 60m (200ft.), which is well beyond the 40m (130ft.) dive limit of most compact housings. The FG7X was designed to be compatible with a complete accessory system including wide-angle and macro lenses, color correction filters, flashes, video lights and all necessary adaptors and connectors. The housing is now available and accepting orders.
Friday, March 20, 2015
California-based camera bag manufacturers CineBags have introduced their latest design, the CB26 GP Bunker. Designed for GoPro cameras and accessories, the CineBags CB 26 GP Bunker has a padded carry handle, removable shoulder strap, exterior pouches with over-sized zippers and a padded laptop compartment. The new CB26 GP Bunker will officially be introduced at the 2015 NAB show in Las Vegas and is available from B&H, AbelCine, Adorama, Express Video Supply, Studio Depot, Filmtools, and Amazon.
Modelled after its American parent company, MAC Group US, the new MAC Group Europe unit will bring the same unique line of products to the EU. "We believe in the old-fashioned way of selling, people-to-people," says MAC Group president Jan Lederman. "So our new sales team will be bringing that message, face-to-face, with our European dealers." Leading the foray into this territory from the company's new Wolverhampton headquarters will be Managing Director Nigel Fielden, who previously spent many years overseeing the European market for Lowepro and Manfrotto. The group's current brand portfolio includes Benro, Induro, MeFOTO, Tenba and Vü.
This year, Tiffen will be showcasing a large variety of brands that fall under the Tiffen umbrella, including Lowel Lighting, Steadicam, Domke and Tiffen filters, at The Photography Show. “Tiffen believe that today’s photographers are becoming increasingly creative and are thirsty for the knowledge and believe The Photography Show have addressed this need by offering invaluable talks, seminars and training sessions for visitors whilst they search for the best price on products and accessories to help them achieve such content". Daniel Waite, International Sales Manager Tiffen International Ltd says. “Tiffen have organised a number of such sessions with Damien Demolder, who will be hosting 45 minute presentations with the full range of XLE filters. These will take place, free of charge on Sunday, Monday & Tuesday from 2:30pm on the Tiffen stand - H61." The Photography Show will be taking place from tomorrow until 24th March at the Birmingham NEC.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Manfrotto today launched the 190 go!, a new product in the 190 tripod series. The 190 go! is the lightest and most compact 190 in the aluminium range, weighing just 1.7kg. Folding down to 45cm in length, the 190 go! is extremely compact, allowing more room for extra gear. Despite its compact size, the 190 go! extends out to a maximum height of 146cm. The new twist locking system allows the easy opening and closure of all sections at once with a single hand. The twist lock system adds to the 190 go!’s slim line profile making it even more portable. The 190 go! is available now and priced at £159.95.
The B-Grip UNO is an advanced multi-purpose camera holster designed specifically for compact system cameras. Fitting any backpack, belt or bag; the B-Grip UNO keeps the camera comfortably and securely connected to your body when you are active. Using the UNO, a camera attached on a backpack is extremely stable when moving. The UNO main body is made of Durethan, the bolts are made of steel, and the ¼” screw of the quick release plate is made of solid brass in order to protect the camera tripod thread. Manufactured in the EU by CPtech, the B-Grip UNO will soon be available from photo specialty stores across the US.
X-Rite Coloratti Adrian Weinbrecht & Frank Doorhof will be leading live model shoots, photo walk and seminars at The Photography Show. “Securing two premier photographers to be live on stand F21, during the Photography Show is an exciting development and we expect their sessions on stand to be packed,” commented Geoffrey Clements, Managing Director of X-Rite Photo Europe. “In addition we have also created a fantastic opportunity for 20 lucky attendees to get one-on-one advice and guidance from Adrian, during a Photowalk in Birmingham during the show. We’re confident there’s no better line up at The Photography Show 2015.” During the exhibition, X-Rite’s team of experts will be demonstrating the capabilities of X-Rite’s colour management solutions, including monitor calibration, printer profiling , mobile device calibration and capture control with the ColorChecker Passport (pictured)
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Wacom will be showcasing its new mobile Cintiq Companion 2 (pictured), its range of Cintiq creative pen displays including the new Cintiq 13HD touch and the new flagship Cintiq 27QHD touch for high-end photography as well as its Intuos Pro range at The Photography Show. Wacom ambassadors Ian Sayers and burlesque photographer/retoucher Tigz Rice will also be present on the stand, providing expertise and knowledge to visitors on how to get the best out of leading digital imaging software packages using a Wacom tablet. The Photography SHow 2015 will be taking place from 21-24 March at the Birmingham NEC.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Manfrotto has just added the Off Road 30L Hiker Backpack to the Off Road Collection. Designed to meet the needs of photographers who are looking for compact and lightweight accessories ideal for action and adventure photography, the Manfrotto Off-Road 30L Hiker Backpack features a fully removable internal camera case and an innovative solution for keeping the camera secure on the chest whilst walking. The camera case can carry a pro SLR, 70-200mm lens plus an additional lens, and features the Manfrotto Protection System which is specifically designed to ensure maximum protection. Available now through selected stockists, the Manfrotto Off-Road 30L Hiker Backpack is priced at £169.95.
Monday, March 16, 2015
Lowepro today unveiled the next generation of its travel-focused camera and laptop backpacks, the Fastpack II series. Improving protection levels while providing great internal carrying ‘zones,’ the Fastpack II series includes two new packs for the DSLR photographer: the Fastpack 150 AW II and the Fastpack 250 AW II. Each pack features a padded easy-access compartment for a DSLR camera with lens. New additions to this generation include an all-weather protective cover to keep gear safe, and the ability to secure the pack to rolling trolleys at airports. The Fastpack 150 AW II (£96) is designed to hold up to an 11-inch laptop in a built in padded sleeve, and one to two extra lenses or flashes in the camera section of the backpack. The larger Fastpack 250 AW II (£120, pictured) can hold a 15-inch laptop, plus up to three additional lenses or flashes. Both packs come complete with a padded, removable waistbelt for extra comfort – which can be stowed during travel.
Novo is offering a completely new range of photographic filters including what they call the World’s first filter to use Sapphire Crystal glass. The Sapphire UV filter (pictured) boasts a 2.39mm thick brass frame with laser engraved text, and is made with Sapphire Crystal glass offering 99.9% transmittance and 99.95% UV blockage. The Endura line uses ACG and Gorilla glass and includes UV, variable neutral density and protective filters as well as circular polarisers. Novo filters will be available to view and purchase at the forthcoming Photography Show 2015, 21st-24th March, at stand F134.
Friday, March 13, 2015
PNY Technologies will showcase the latest in Flash technology and host conferences with its PNY Photo Ambassadors Luke Massey and Andy Kruczek at The Photography Show. Among the products to be presented at the trade show are a number of micro SD cards designed for use with up to 4K cameras and action cams, a new line-up of photo accessories and an all-new range of Turbo Performance SD cards with 80Mb/sec read speeds. The Photography Show will take place from21 – 24 March 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham.
In April, Think Tank Photo will release the Urban Approach 15, its first backpack designed specifically to hold a complete mirrorless kit as well as a 15” laptop, up to a 10” tablet, smartphone and more. “For quick and complete access to gear, we designed the zippers to open wide,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank’s president and lead designer. “This allows for unencumbered access to gear. Its low profile and yet high quality design and materials allow Mirrorless users to feel confident that their compact cameras and personal objects are cradled, safe and at the ready.” The Urban Approach 15 backpack accommodates up to two big compact system cameras with lens attached, 5–8 additional lenses, up to a 10” tablet and a 15” laptop. One example would be a Sony Alpha 7R with 24–70 f/4, 70–200mm f/4, 55mm f/1.8, 35mm f/2.8, plus a Sony A6000 with 16–50mm f/3.5-5.6, 55–210mm f/4.5-6.3, 2 HVL–F43M flashes, a tablet and a laptop. The Urban Approach 15 backpack will be available for $169.75.
In April, Think Tank Photo will be releasing the Urban Approach shoulder bag series. Available in two models, the Urban Approach series is specfically designed for compact system camera kits. The Urban Approach 5 holds one medium to large camera body with lens attached, one to three additional lenses, and an 8” tablet. The Urban Approach 10 (pictured) accommodates one medium to large CSC body or compact DSLR with lens attached, two to four additional lenses, and up to a 10” tablet. The smaller model will retail for $119.75 and the larger one will cost $134.75.
Think Tank Photo is set to release a new CF/SD + Battery Wallet, a lightweight, secure, and convenient wallet for carrying a spare memory card and battery. Accommodating a back-up camera battery and a CompactFlash or Secure Digital card, the Think Tank Photo CF/SD + Battery Wallet is crafted from premium, long lasting materials and features a durable water-repellent coating for superior water resistance. The wallet is priced at $9.99.
Adorama has added the Flashpoint Ring Li-on ring flash to its collection of battery-powered flash units. The Flashpoint Ring Li-on is a 400Ws lithium-powered, self-contained ring flash system that produces even illumination and shadow-free light. A compact, cordless flash system, the Ring Li-on can easily be used with any DSLR or medium-format camera equipped with lenses up to 3.5" in diameter. Thanks to its generous internal interchangeable 11.1-volt lithium ion battery, this model from Flashpoint can deliver approximately 450 full power flashes per charge with a recycle range of .05 to 2.8 seconds. The Ring Li-on Ring Flash is now available for $499.95 from Adorama.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
The new Joby Action Grip and Action Grip & Pole are the latest Joby accessories designed to work with any action video camera. Weighing in at 90 grams, the Action Grip (£22) comes with a wrist strap and built-in standard GoPro mount and thumbscrew, and a Top Pin for use with any other action camera. If you get separated from your camera while in the water, the grip will float to the surface, with the red end cap making it easy to spot and enable you to retrieve your gear. The Joby Action Grip & Pole kit (£30) gives you two additional feet of reach, to get your whole body into the frame.
Eyefi today announced its Eyefi Mobi Pro, a new 32GB WiFi SD card. Billed as the most powerful WiFi SD card ever, the Eyefi Mobi Pro combines advanced wireless transfer features with photo apps and integrated cloud services. Building on the success of the Eyefi Mobi, the Mobi Pro gives photographers control over which images transfer from their camera to their mobile device or to their computer for editing, sharing and syncing. It also offers the option to send JPEG images to your mobile device for easy sharing, and transfer raw image files directly to your desktop computer for post-processing. Away from home, Mobi Pro creates its own WiFi hotspot to enable instant transfer. At home, Mobi Pro connects to a local network to transfer images at high speeds. Priced at ￡65.99 the 32GB card comes with one full year of membership to Eyefi Cloud with unlimited syncing and storage worth ￡34.99.
The new Lexar Professional 3400x CFast 2.0 card is now available in the US. Offered in capacities up to 256GB, the Professional 3400x CFast 2.0 memory card boasts read transfer speeds up to 510MB per second, and comes with includes the latest version of Image Rescue. The SRPs are $999.99 (256GB), $599.99 (128GB), $329.99 (64GB), and $162.99 (32GB).