Thursday, May 29, 2014
Vanguard has added two new lines to their camera bag line-up. Sedona bags are perfect for both the seasoned professional or the adventurous amateur. The collection contains slings (two sizes) and backpacks (three sizes) that can be easily converted from a daypack to a full-gear backpack and even an everyday bag. A Multiple Hanging System includes two higher front straps to hold large accessories such as sleeping bags. Clad in lightweight ripttop nylon, all models are available in black, Kahki / Green and Blue. The Reno collection contains full-featured shoulder bags (two sizes), a sling (one size) and backpacks (three sizes). All bags are made with rip stop nylon and are available in Blue, Khaki / Green and Orange. For details on all Sedona and Reno bags, visit the website below.
Samsung's new UD590 Ultra HD monitor is now available to pre-order in the United Kingdom. Going on sale exclusively with Overclockers from 1 June 2014, the Samsung UD590has a 28" TN panel, GTG response time of 1ms, static contrast ratio of 1000:1 and maximum brightness of 370cd/m2. It offers a DisplayPort and two HDMI 1.4 connectors but no DVI interface. Samsung's Picture-by-Picture feature enables you to connect two different PCs to the display and see the desktops of both simultaneously on one screen that's divided into two. The monitor also includes UHD up-scaling technology that converts low-resolution content to Ultra HD.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
BiteMyApple has just launched the Snappgrip, an add-on controller that turns the smartphone into a point-and-shoot camera. It allows you to steadily hold the iPhone with one-hand to ensure clearer images, and truly take advantage of the smartphone’s camera capabilities. The buttons are what you’d expect to find on a real camera. When you’re finished taking photos, simply remove the accessory from the handset, and store away for future use. Available for $69.99, the Snappgrip includes a tripod, micro USB cord for charging, wrist strap, controller, and a protective case.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
The AOC u2868Pqu is a new 28" monitor offering Ultra HD resolution. Featuring a 16:9 TN panel with Real 8-bit +FRC arrangement and a refresh rate of 60Hz, the AOC u2868Pqu boasts a pixel response time of 1ms and comes with DisplayPort, DVI, D-Sub, HDMI (MHL) and USB 2.0/3.0 connectors. The picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture functions allow watching images simultaneously from different signal sources, such as Blu-ray players or PCs. AOC offers a 3 year warranty with on-site exchange service for the u2868Pqu, which is available as of now at an MSRP of £499.
MBLOK is a truly small wireless storage solution for all your devices including your camera phone, tablet, laptop, and more. The tiny MBLOK has its own operating system, and can communicate with Android and iOS devices via Bluetooth, as well as any computer via USB. By pairing it with your Bluetooth enabled devices, you can use MBLOK just like local memory - but without the need to transfer the files between the different devices. With a battery life of 300 hours and no need for Internet access, MBLOK offers up to 256GB of storage with 128-bit encryption, and transfer speeds of 24Mbit/s. The commercialisation of the product is financed through a Kickstarter campaign running till 16 June 2014.
Friday, May 23, 2014
ReadyAction is a hands-free body mount and harness system for smartphones, cameras and tablets. Currently in production, ReadyActio mounts and harness systems give users the ability to strap their phones and cameras to their bodies/bikes allowing them to shoot videos and/or multitask while on the move. Pricing starts at $19.99.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a 12" tablet featuring 4th-generation Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processor options, click-in keyboards, and a multiposition kickstand. The display boasts a resolution of 2160x1440 pixels and an aspect ratio of 3:2. Connectivity options and ports include Wi-Fi 802.11ac/802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, Mini Display Port and a microSD memory card slot. The Windows 8.1 powered Microsoft Surface 3 Pro is capable of running desktop software suites and features two 5-megapixel camera modules. Pricing starts at £639/$799.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Booq has unveiled the latest addition to their Boa collection, Boa flow graphite. The bag's weatherproof ballistic nylon exterior is equipped with water-repellent coating to endure even the most hazardous weather conditions. To keep you fully covered, a rain cover with reflective elements makes you visible in low light conditions. A malleable interior compartment allows you to enhance or collapse the main and bottom compartment, making room for a DSLR, large headphones and other necessities. A back laptop compartment has been densely padded to fit up to a 17” MacBook or PC, meanwhile a plethora of exterior pockets keep all other fundamentals safely tucked away and easily accessible. Boa flow is available now for $225.
Manfrotto has launched a new Pro Light Collection; the lightest bag collection available in the Manfrotto range. The new bags feature Manfrotto’s CPS (Camera Protection System) which has been specifically engineered to provide maximum protection at the core of the bag by using 3D shock absorbing foam to give the highest level of safety and resistance. The collection also features Advanced Harness System and gecko EVA foam harness straps which allow the Pro Light bags to be extremely comfortable to wear. Furthermore, the anatomic shape is designed to perfectly fit the body of the camera, while the removable waist strap ensures stability. The Manfrotto Pro Light range includes a total of 33 items which covers;
Monday, May 19, 2014
The NEC MultiSync EA244UHD is a 24-inch Ultra HD monitor featuring a wide-colour-gamut panel with 14-bit gamma processing. Offering the latest DisplayPort connectivity, as well as a range of DVI and HDMI inputs, this monitor has a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. Those using a multiscreen configuration will also benefit from the ControlSync harmonisation feature that matches brightness, white point temperature, energy saving and other settings, as well as the ability to turn up to six synchronised displays on and off with one button. The new NEC MultiSync EA244UHD display will become available in June
Tiffen have just introduced their new Steadicam Smoothee bonus pack. Based on the same technology as the big $60,000 rigs used in Hollywood, Smoothee allows the capturing of video and still images without the shakes normally associated with hand-held video shot on the go, right out of the box. When purchasing a Steadicam Smoothee, users can now enjoy two mounts for the price of one. The new bonus pack features a mount for iPhone 5/5S and a mount for GoPro HERO cameras - a $24.95 bonus value. Steadicam Smoothee, with its bonus pack retails for $149.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Eyefi is offering Best Buy customers an exclusive bundle of the Eyefi Mobi 16GB with a 1 year membership to Eyefi Cloud service. “Having a leading retailer like Best Buy put the Eyefi Cloud service ‘on its shelves’ is a thrilling opportunity,” says Matt DiMaria, chief executive officer of Eyefi. “This exclusive Eyefi bundle combines hardware, software and services and delivers real value for customers who want to connect their cameras to the cloud." The exclusive bundle, available online and at Best Buy stores, is priced at $99.99 and includes an Eyefi Mobi 16GB WiFi SD card, mobile apps, and a 1 year membership to Eyefi Cloud – a private, photo-centric cloud that makes newly captured photos instantly available on a smartphone, tablet, PC or smart TV - with unlimited photos. For more information, visit the website below.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
The LockPort 800 DUAL is a new accessory developed to help avoid damaging your Nikon D800/800E micro HDMI and micro USB 3.0 camera ports. Designed to fit easily every head, baseplate, sliding plate, support out there using the original camera screws, the. LockPort 800 DUAL safely secures to the camera the HDMI/USB 3.0 90° REAR adapters, protecting forever the “expensive to repair” ports on your camera. The LockPort 800 DUAL is available for €119/$149.
Canon UK has launched its summer cashback promotion giving you the chance to.get up to £100/€120 cashback on a range of selected Canon products across DSLRs, compact cameras, lenses, video cameras and printers. The offer runs from 15 May 2014 to 13 August 2014 for eligible products purchased from UK or Republic of Ireland retailers. Canon is also taking its cashback offer on the road this summer, visiting locations across the UK. To learn more, visit Canon UK’s Facebook page.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The Nikon AF-S TC-14E III is a new 1.4x teleconverter for F-mount lenses. The construction of the teleconverter has been significantly upgraded for both durability and optical brilliance. Comprising 7 elements arranged in 4 groups, the outer elements feature a fluorine coating for enhanced resistance to dirt and water droplets. For added durability, the lens barrel has been designed for increased moisture and dust resistance. The AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III will be available in August for an SRP of £449.99 / $499.95.
OmageBrandess has launched the Original On-Hot Shoe LCD Cleaner in the United States. Designed specifically for cleaning any electronic glass such as LCD screens on digital cameras, OnSlot is an innovative cleaning system which attaches to the hot-shoe of your camera. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the OnSlot is $9.99 with a special Rosewood edition available for $19.99.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Kenro, the official distributor of Nissin flash guns in the UK, has announced that TIPA has awarded the Nissin i40 flash gun top honours in the 'Best Portable Lighting System' category at the 2014 Awards. The newly launched Nissin i40 flash gun is available in models dedicated (TTL) to Canon, Nikon, Sony, Four thirds and Fujifilm models, and can cover a lens angle of view from 24-105mm, with additional coverage to 16mm with the supplied diffuser. The Guide Number is 40 at the 105mm setting (meters/ISO 100) and 27 at 35mm. An innovative LED illuminator sits where smaller fill flash modules were in the past, and the light can be used for both still and video recording with 9 steps of output. The i40 offers rear, front curtain and high-speed sync, wireless slave and can be swiveled up to 180 degrees right and left and 90 degrees vertical. Says Paul Kench, managing director of Kenro: "I'm delighted TIPA has endorsed our own thoughts on the Nissin i40. We've always had high hopes for this flash gun; it seemed to tick all the right boxes from the start. Our dealers have experienced great interest in it and it's selling extremely well."
Monday, May 12, 2014
Profoto today released the first B1 off-camera flash kit. Containing 2 B1 off-camera flashes, two batteries, a Fast Charger that recharges the battery in one hour, and a Car Charger that plugs into any standard car cigarette connector and recharges the battery in two hours; the Profoto B1 Location Kit sells at £2,550 (+VAT). This represents a ~
Friday, May 9, 2014
Manfrotto has announced two innovative tools designed for 'strobists.' The Manfrotto Nanopole is a new lightweight stand that can be easily carried everywhere. The closed size is only 49cm (13.3in), and the stand guarantees a payload of 1,5Kg and outstanding stability. Its main characteristic is being a two-in-one product: pressing the button with Manfrotto’s logo, the central column can be pulled out and easily turns into a hand held boom. The Snap Tilt Head is an innovative and versatile tilthead with pioneering features that make it unique in the market. The hot shoe attachment is compatible with all branded flashguns and the provided hole for umbrella, makes it the perfect choice for a great variety of situations.
The Profoto B1 off-camera flash has won a TIPA award. The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) is an international, non-profit association supporting the interests of the photography and imaging magazine publishing industry. This year the association has named the Profoto B1 off-camera flash the Best Professional Lighting System. The jury said: "Battery-powered and cordless, the Profoto B1 has become an instant hit with pros that understand the benefits of the freedom and facility off-camera flash shooting affords. The system’s Air Remote TTL controller attaches to the camera’s hot shoe and becomes a command center for light output and balance, even for manual settings. Each monobloc styled flash can be assigned a channel and controlled from up to 1000 feet away, with results quickly previewed, checked and modified by the photographer without leaving camera position. The 500 w/s units have a 9-stop range, very fast recycling time and LED modeling light, and are powered by a lithium-ion battery with 220 full-power flash capacity."