Category: Accessories

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,...

Think Tank Photo Announce “Signature” Series

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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The new Signature Series from Think Tank  Photo is a modernised version of the classic shoulder bag. Available in two sizes, the bags feature a modern fabric that is durable yet soft to the touch. The Signature 10 accommodates a standard-size DSLR or CSC with 3–4 prime lenses and accessories, plus a 10" tablet. The larger Signature 13 (pictured) fits one standard-size DSLR with mid-range zoom attached plus 2–3 additional lenses and a 13" laptop. THe Signature 10 will be available for $249, whilst the Signature 13 will retail for 279.

The new Signature Series from Think Tank  Photo is a modernised version of the classic shoulder bag. Available in two sizes, the bags feature a modern fabric that is durable yet soft to the touch. The Signature 10 accommodates a standard-size DSLR or CSC with 3–4 prime lenses and accessories,...

X-Rite Announces Special Bundle Offer

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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X-Rite Photo Europe has announced a special seasonal bundle offering the Color Confidence GrafiLite free with all purchases of the X-Rite ColorMunki Photo (pictured). GrafiLite is a desktop daylight simulation device that complements the ColorMunki perfectly. It allows photographers to view prints and colour swatches in simulated daylight, indoors, regardless of time of day or the light conditions present. This limited time offer, which runs until 31st March 2017, delivers a saving of over £61.

X-Rite Photo Europe has announced a special seasonal bundle offering the Color Confidence GrafiLite free with all purchases of the X-Rite ColorMunki Photo (pictured). GrafiLite is a desktop daylight simulation device that complements the ColorMunki perfectly. It allows photographers to view prints and colour swatches in simulated daylight, indoors, regardless...

Friday, February 10, 2017

Nissin Air10s

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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The Nissin A10s is a new 2.4Ghz wireless TTL flash commander for Fujifilm, Sony, Micro Four Thirds, Canon and Nikon cameras. The simple and clear dial layout with colour LCD display allows the user to seamlessly and quickly control a large group of Nissin flashguns anywhere from a dark indoor studio, to a bright outdoor environment. The device’s range has been greatly extended (when compared to older models) to a maximum distance of 100 metres, and the TTL Mode, high speed sync (FP sync) supporting up to 1/8000 High-speed shutter speed, rear curtain, and other functionalities can be controlled remotely. Additionally, the Air10s has been equipped with a Micro SD card slot that allows users to update the device's firmware. Availability is slated for April, with pricing to be confirmed.

The Nissin A10s is a new 2.4Ghz wireless TTL flash commander for Fujifilm, Sony, Micro Four Thirds, Canon and Nikon cameras. The simple and clear dial layout with colour LCD display allows the user to seamlessly and quickly control a large group of Nissin flashguns anywhere from a dark...

Manfrotto Acquires Xume Adapters

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Manfrotto has announced the acquisition of Xume Adapters, a US-based company offering a range of quick-release adapters that allow photographers to attach lens caps and filters to their lenses quickly and with great precision. Utilising a magnetic solution that securely locks filters onto lenses, Manfrotto Xume accessories are safe for the lenses' focus mechanism, media cards, drives or other electronics. The strong magnetic attachment will keep the filter firmly in place – and ready to instantly swap out when a different filter is needed. Manfrotto Xumes adapters are available in 8 Sizes: 49mm, 52mm, 58mm, 62mm; 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, 82mm. The new Xume Adapter range will be distributed directly by Manfrotto Distribution, Manfrotto online shops and authorised distributors.

Manfrotto has announced the acquisition of Xume Adapters, a US-based company offering a range of quick-release adapters that allow photographers to attach lens caps and filters to their lenses quickly and with great precision. Utilising a magnetic solution that securely locks filters onto lenses, Manfrotto Xume accessories are safe for...

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Fotodiox Pro Announces New FlapJack LED Edgelights

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Fotodiox Pro has announced two new addition to its award-winning line of FlapJack LED Edgelights: the Studio XL and the 1.5x1.5. The Studio XL is a 30” LED Edgelight - the largest, softest light Fotodiox has ever produced. It offers manual and DMX control over brightness level and colour temperature. Larger than a typical LED panel, the FlapJack 1.5x1.5 features manual and remote control over brightness and colour temperature, while the integrated barndoors allow you to shape and direct light for even more creative control. Click through / read on for the details.

Fotodiox Pro has announced two new addition to its award-winning line of FlapJack LED Edgelights: the Studio XL and the 1.5x1.5. The Studio XL is a 30” LED Edgelight - the largest, softest light Fotodiox has ever produced. It offers manual and DMX control over brightness level and colour temperature....

Panasonic Develops New Sensor Technology

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Panasonic has developed a new technology, enabling electrical control of the near infrared (NIR) light sensitivity of the same pixel in an organic CMOS image sensor. This technology allows for switchning between modes of colour imaging and NIR imaging frame by frame, without the mechanical IR cut filter required for conventional image sensors. The sensitivity of all the pixels in the image sensor, which has directly stacked organic films, is simultaneously controlled by changing the applied voltage to the organic films. This technology also enables global shutter operation, the company says. Panasonic will present some part of these technologies at the international academic conference: ISSCC (International Solid-State Circuit Conference) 2017.

Panasonic has developed a new technology, enabling electrical control of the near infrared (NIR) light sensitivity of the same pixel in an organic CMOS image sensor. This technology allows for switchning between modes of colour imaging and NIR imaging frame by frame, without the mechanical IR cut filter required for...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Sony HVL-F45RM

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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The new Sony HVL-F45RM is a radio-controlled flash unit with a guide number of 45 (in metres at ISO 100/21°). The radio capabilities of the HVL-F45RM allow it to be used as a transmitter or a receiver at up to 30m (approximately 98 feet). Additionally, unlike optical flash systems, radio-control flashes do not require a direct line-of-sight between components to function properly, while also minimising any impact that bright sunlight has on signal transmission and control. The Sony HVL-F45RM flash has a battery life of up to 210 bursts, and can tilt up to 150° vertically, a complete 360° horizontally and up to 8° downward. A new large, bright and highly visible LCD display, an LED light, dust and moisture resistant design; and a revamped menu system round off the list of features. Available from March, the Sony HVL-F45RM flash unit will be priced at approximately £420.

The new Sony HVL-F45RM is a radio-controlled flash unit with a guide number of 45 (in metres at ISO 100/21°). The radio capabilities of the HVL-F45RM allow it to be used as a transmitter or a receiver at up to 30m (approximately 98 feet). Additionally, unlike optical flash...

Monday, February 6, 2017

Fantasea UWL-09F Wide-Angle Lens

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Lenses
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Fantasea and AOI have just released the UWL-09F wide-angle conversion lens for compact, mirrorless and SLR underwater housings. 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.

Fantasea and AOI have just released the UWL-09F wide-angle conversion lens for compact, mirrorless and SLR underwater housings. 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...

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Yuneec H920 Plus

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Compact System Camera
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Yuneec has announced significant upgrades to its flagship professional small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) platform, the H920, creating the H920 Plus (pictured) and improved ProAction handheld grip. The H920 Plus includes the ST16 Pro Ground Station which operates on an Android platform with an integrated transmitter, flight controls and large 7-inch screen display with a HD 720p video downlink for real-time flight footage and an HDMI uplink for distribution to external monitors, command/control centers, or broadcast trucks. The refined main control system now allows pilots to not only save settings but also select various mission task modes: Orbit Me, Point of Interest, Journey, Curve Cable Cam as well as waypoints, providing a bevy of programed options for high-end commercial use. Yuneec will offer its CGO4 – developed in close cooperation with Panasonic – with a 16-megapixel FourThirds sensor, 14-42mm lens, an all-new histogram, 4K 30FPS/ 100 Mbps video resolution as the H920 Plus core camera. The drone is outfitted with a carbon-fibre fuselage and arms and six rotors, quick-disconnect props and a 360-degree, 3-axis gimbal coupled with retractable landing gear that provides an unobstructed view from any angle. The camera and gimbal are capable of a 20° up-angle for upward-looking inspections. The ProAction Grip is a dual-grip ground handle that allows users to capture ultra-stable and remarkably steady footage.  The H920 Plus is available now and will be offered in a variety of configurations with prices ranging from $2,499 to $3,999. The ProAction handle and CGO4 bundle is available now for $1,500.

Yuneec has announced significant upgrades to its flagship professional small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) platform, the H920, creating the H920 Plus (pictured) and improved ProAction handheld grip. The H920 Plus includes the ST16 Pro Ground Station which operates on an Android platform with an integrated transmitter, flight controls and...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Novo MP-10 and MP-20 Monopods

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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UK Optics have launched two new monopods and a monopod stand. Features include soft rubber fast-release twist locks, detachable rubber and spiked feet, ¼” and 3/8” camera screw threads and 8x layered carbon-fibre leg sections. Weighing in at 368 grams, the Novo MP-10 monopod has a maximum load capacity of 15 kilograms, extends to a height of 1650mm, folds down to 530mm, and retails for £54.99. The robust Novo MP-20 (£79.99) weighs 420 grams, has a load capacity of 20kg, and extends to a maximum height of 1820mm. The Novo VD-01 (£79.99) is a universal monopod stand that screws onto the bottom of the MP-10/20 monopod, and provides the stability required for fluid panning.

UK Optics have launched two new monopods and a monopod stand. Features include soft rubber fast-release twist locks, detachable rubber and spiked feet, ¼” and 3/8” camera screw threads and 8x layered carbon-fibre leg sections. Weighing in at 368 grams, the Novo MP-10 monopod has a maximum load capacity...

Novo T-Series Tripod Kits

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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UK Optics have announced their new Novo T-Series tripod kits - a range of four-section tripods manufactured from a class-leading 8x layered carbon fibre material. Key highlights include soft rubber fast release twist locks, possible leg angles of 23/50/85°, and reversible legs offering a smaller carrying profile. Detachable rubber or spiked feet come as standard and a short tube is also included for low ground level shooting at a working height of just 245mm. The top spider and the head mount are made from a lightweight but extremely tough aviation.grade aluminium. A ball-and-socket head is included with each of the tripod kits (with legs-only versions also being available). The Novo T-Series kits ship with a padded carrying bag.

UK Optics have announced their new Novo T-Series tripod kits - a range of four-section tripods manufactured from a class-leading 8x layered carbon fibre material. Key highlights include soft rubber fast release twist locks, possible leg angles of 23/50/85°, and reversible legs offering a smaller carrying profile. Detachable rubber or...

COOPH Launch Leather Accessories Collection

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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COOPH have just introduced their newest leather accessories including a camera strap, a memory card holder and a wrist strap. Made from 100% genuine, vegetable-tanned, Italian leather and expertly hand-crafted in Hungary, these accessories are available in a range of colours and sizes. Outfitted with a nifty SD card holder, the Leather Strap (98cm, 108cm and 120cm) can be yours for €59. Made from padded, natural materials, the COOPH wrist strap (€69) combines durability with style. Last but not least, the leather Card Holders (€69) are compact and offer space to store and organise up to four SD cards and three credit cards.

COOPH have just introduced their newest leather accessories including a camera strap, a memory card holder and a wrist strap. Made from 100% genuine, vegetable-tanned, Italian leather and expertly hand-crafted in Hungary, these accessories are available in a range of colours and sizes. Outfitted with a nifty SD card holder, the...

ONA Bags Launch Three New Products

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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ONA have announced the launch of a new bag for compact system cameras, a new lens pouch and a leather wrist strap. Handcrafted with full-grain leather and antique brass hardware, the Leather Bond Street ($219, pictured) is ONA's most compact bag to date. Designed specifically for CSCs and instant cameras, the Bond Street adapts the style and function of the company's existing Bowery bag into a smaller silhouette that holds a camera and 1-2 lenses. The Bond Street features a closed-cell foam padded interior, a removable padded divider, and a zip pocket sized to fit your smartphone, batteries or other small items. The Beacon lens case ($149) combines the silhouette of a vintage lens case with the function, style and flexibility of ONA’s camera bags. The Beacon is designed to protect up to four lenses and small accessories, utilising a close-cell foam interior and customisable padded dividers. For added flexibility, the Beacon can also hold select camera bodies, 360° and action cameras and small tripods. It features two large zippered openings, a small accessories pouch and a removable strap to protect your lenses in a suitcase. Finally, the Kyoto camera wrist strap ($49) is handcrafted from full-grain premium leather left over from the material used to make ONA’s premium camera bags. Lined with suede; the strap is intended for camera kits up to 6 pounds and has been stress-tested to 10lbs.

ONA have announced the launch of a new bag for compact system cameras, a new lens pouch and a leather wrist strap. Handcrafted with full-grain leather and antique brass hardware, the Leather Bond Street ($219, pictured) is ONA's most compact bag to date. Designed specifically for CSCs and instant...

Pakk Camera Bag Launches

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Pakk, a new player in the camera accessories market, has just launched its new photo bag. ‘I was so fed up of trying to find a camera bag that I wanted, a bag that could hold the gear I needed without being embarrassed to wear it. On top of that I hated carrying two bags, my camera bag and my everyday bag, I thought surely there must be a better way,’ commented Pakk founder Adam Bodini. ‘After years of searching I started working with a design team and a range of photographers to start creating something built for their needs.’ Weighing in at 1.3 kilograms, the Pakk bag has a capacity of 30 litres, and offers quick camera access, a removable, padded camera insert, secret pockets, an expandable tripod / water bottle pocket and a padded laptop sleeve holding up to a 15" MacBook. The Pakk camera bag is available for £199.

Pakk, a new player in the camera accessories market, has just launched its new photo bag. ‘I was so fed up of trying to find a camera bag that I wanted, a bag that could hold the gear I needed without being embarrassed to wear it. On top of...

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Lexar Professional 3500x CFast 2.0 512GB Memory Card

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Lexar today announced doubled capacity for the Lexar Professional 3500x CFast 2.0 memory card. The new 512GB capacity card provides write speeds up to 445MB/s, for professional videographers to capture lots of footage and keep shooting. “As professional imaging technology continues to advance, it’s crucial that memory storage formats keep pace with ever-evolving data needs,” said Jennifer Lee, senior director of product marketing, Lexar. “When shooting 200fps on a high-end, production-level camera, it’s easy to fill up an entire 256GB card with content in just 17 minutes.3 Comparatively, the new Professional 512GB 3500x CFast 2.0 card can capture up to more than twice that time.” The new card capacity will be available in Q1 of 2017 with an MSRP of £1,732.99.

Lexar today announced doubled capacity for the Lexar Professional 3500x CFast 2.0 memory card. The new 512GB capacity card provides write speeds up to 445MB/s, for professional videographers to capture lots of footage and keep shooting. “As professional imaging technology continues to advance, it’s crucial that memory...