Category: Accessories

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Drobo 5C

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Drobo today announced the launch of the world’s first self-­managing USB-­C storage solution, the Drobo 5C. Built upon the company's BeyondRAID technology, the Drobo 5C allows the user to easily expand capacity by adding a mix of different size hard drives and brands, eliminating the limitations found in traditional RAID systems. The 5C, with an average performance of 250MB/sec, is ideal for storing all types of data, including pictures and video. The five-bay 5C, which uses the latest USB‐C interface to connect to your PC, is available for $349. Drobo is offering second and third generation Drobo 4 Bay customers a $50 USD discount when they purchase a new Drobo 5C through its online store.

Drobo today announced the launch of the world’s first self-­managing USB-­C storage solution, the Drobo 5C. Built upon the company's BeyondRAID technology, the Drobo 5C allows the user to easily expand capacity by adding a mix of different size hard drives and brands,...

Friday, September 30, 2016

PowerEye Drone Now Available for Pre-Order

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The PowerEye professional cinematography drone is now available for global pre-order. PowerEye features PowerVision’s integrated Dual Viewing capability, which gives multiple users the ability to see video simultaneously from a First Person View and a Subject Matter View. With Dual Viewing a cinematographer has the ability to see what is in front of the PowerEye while in flight through a dedicated FPV camera housed in the nose of the aircraft and a separate gimbal-mounted camera can be simultaneously directed to action on the ground or other areas in the sky. PowerEye is available in two camera models. The “PowerEye Professional” is equipped with a Lumix G 11mm F2.5 ASPH 4K UHD camera.  The “PowerEye Thermal” is equipped with a state-of-the-art Thermal/Natural Light Switchable Camera that comes with two integrated light sensors and two lenses. Through the PowerEye App, users can switch between the thermal and the natural light setting with one touch. Using the Thermal/Natural Light Switchable Camera, cinematographers can capture a spectrum of light not visible to the unaided eye. The PowerEye Professional is priced at $3,988.

The PowerEye professional cinematography drone is now available for global pre-order. PowerEye features PowerVision’s integrated Dual Viewing capability, which gives multiple users the ability to see video simultaneously from a First Person View and a Subject Matter View. With Dual Viewing a cinematographer has the ability to see...

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

DJI Mavic Pro

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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DJI today revealed its Mavic Pro drone – a portable, powerful and easy-to-use remote-controlled helicopter featuring DJI’s most innovative flight technology in a sleek, foldable package. Small enough to toss in a bag and easy enough to launch quickly whenever the time and place are right, the DJI Mavic Pro's folding design compresses the entire drone to practically the size of a water bottle. Equipped with a stabilised, raw-capable 4K/12-megapixel camera and a visual navigation system, with a 4.3-mile range and 27-minute flight time, the Mavic Pro can be operated by the powerful long range remote controller, or simply by your smartphone at shorter range. When controlled by a smartphone, the whole system can be set up and airborne in less than a minute. The Mavic Pro’s U.S. retail price will be $999 with the remote controller, and $749 without.

DJI today revealed its Mavic Pro drone – a portable, powerful and easy-to-use remote-controlled helicopter featuring DJI’s most innovative flight technology in a sleek, foldable package. Small enough to toss in a bag and easy enough to launch quickly whenever the time and place are right, the DJI...

Friday, September 23, 2016

Artisan&Artist Bags and Straps Hands-on Photos

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Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the latest Artisan&Artist camera bags and straps.

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the latest Artisan&Artist camera bags and straps.

Tether Tools Case Air Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Tether Tools Case Air Wireless Tethering System looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Case Air wireless  tethering solution from Tether Tools.

Want to see exactly what the new Tether Tools Case Air Wireless Tethering System looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Case Air wireless  tethering solution from Tether Tools.

Irix Sony E-Mount Adapter

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The Irix ILA-FE2EF is a new adapter for using Canon EF lenses on Sony E-mount full-frame cameras. The Irix Sony E-Mount Adapter is being shown as an early protoype at Photokina 2016. It features aperture control via the camera body, a detachable foot with tripod mount, weather-sealed construction and a durable metal housing with a premium finish.

The Irix ILA-FE2EF is a new adapter for using Canon EF lenses on Sony E-mount full-frame cameras. The Irix Sony E-Mount Adapter is being shown as an early protoype at Photokina 2016. It features aperture control via the camera body, a detachable foot with tripod mount, weather-sealed construction and a...

Foolography Bluetooth Wireless Remote Tethering Module Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Bluetooth wireless remote tethering module from Foolography looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Foolography Bluetooth Wireless Remote Tethering Module.

Want to see exactly what the new Bluetooth wireless remote tethering module from Foolography looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Foolography Bluetooth Wireless Remote Tethering Module.

Zeiss Lenses Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Lenses
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Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the latest Zeiss Loxia, Milvus and Lightweight Zoom lenses, ExoLenses with Optics by Zeiss and Zeiss VR One Plus headset.

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the latest Zeiss Loxia, Milvus and Lightweight Zoom lenses, ExoLenses with Optics by Zeiss and Zeiss VR One Plus headset.

Peak Design Bags Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the latest camera bags from Peak Design look like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of Peak Design's newest camera bags.

Want to see exactly what the latest camera bags from Peak Design look like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of Peak Design's newest camera bags.

Lexar Announces ‘Works with GoPro’ Verification for microSD Cards

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Lexar has announced that a number of its microSD memory card lines have completed the ‘Works with GoPro’ verification process. The Lexar Professional 1800x (32GB, 64GB, and 128GB), Professional 1000x (32GB, 64GB, and 128GB) and High-Performance 633x (32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 200GB) memory cards have achieved maximum compatibility with GoPro products. All ‘Works with GoPro’ verified cards are currently on display at Photokina 2016.

Lexar has announced that a number of its microSD memory card lines have completed the ‘Works with GoPro’ verification process. The Lexar Professional 1800x (32GB, 64GB, and 128GB), Professional 1000x (32GB, 64GB, and 128GB) and High-Performance 633x (32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 200GB) memory cards have achieved maximum compatibility...

Samsung 960 PRO and EVO Solid State Drives

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Samsung has unveiled its latest SSDs, the Samsung 960 PRO and 960 EVO. The V-NAND based, M.2 form factor SSDs were built on the company’s Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) SSD leadership. Both the 960 PRO and 960 EVO use the Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) Gen.3 x4 lane interface and are compliant with NVMe specifications to realise effective use of the high-speed PCIe bus and optimise both hardware and software configurations to take advantage of the NVMe SSD technology. . The 960 PRO delivers peak sequential read and write transfer speeds of 3,500 MB/s and 2,100 MB/s, respectively. On top of being the world’s fastest M.2 NVMe- SSD, the 960 PRO will also offer 2 terabyte capacity, which is the highest capacity commercially available for M.2 NVMe SSDs, along with 512GB and 1TB versions. The 960 EVO is available in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB capacities and features Samsung's "Intelligent TurboWrite" technology, reaching peaks of 3,200 MB/s and 1,900 MB/s read/write speeds, respectively. The 960 PRO and 960 EVO SSDs will be available worldwide starting October 2016, with manufacturer’s suggested retail prices starting at $329.99 and $129.99.

Samsung has unveiled its latest SSDs, the Samsung 960 PRO and 960 EVO. The V-NAND based, M.2 form factor SSDs were built on the company’s Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) SSD leadership. Both the 960 PRO and 960 EVO use the Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) Gen.3 x4 lane interface and are...

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Phottix Solas Softboxes

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Phottix today unveiled their new Solas series softboxes. Constructed from a new material - SL-Tech – the Solas series comprises four products including the Phottix Solas Octagon Softbox with Grid (122cm/48", pictured), the Solas Strip Softbox with Grid 35x140cm (14"x55"), the Solas Strip Softbox with Grid 40x180cm (16"x71") and the Solas Softbox with Grid 91x122cm (36"x48"). All Phottix Solas Softboxes come with an inner baffle, outer diffuser, mounting rods and grid. Speed Rings for Bowens, Elinchrom, Profoto, Balcar and Comet mounts are available separately.

Phottix today unveiled their new Solas series softboxes. Constructed from a new material - SL-Tech – the Solas series comprises four products including the Phottix Solas Octagon Softbox with Grid (122cm/48", pictured), the Solas Strip Softbox with Grid 35x140cm (14"x55"), the Solas Strip Softbox with...

GoPro Karma, Hero5 Black & Hero5 Session Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Digital Video Cameras
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Want to see exactly what the new GoPro Karma, Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session look like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the GoPro Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session action cameras and the GoPro Karma quadcopter.

Want to see exactly what the new GoPro Karma, Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session look like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the GoPro Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session action cameras and the GoPro Karma quadcopter.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Metz mecablitz M400 Hands-On Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Metz mecablitz M400 flash unit looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Metz mecablitz M400 flash.

Want to see exactly what the new Metz mecablitz M400 flash unit looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Metz mecablitz M400 flash.

SanDisk Extreme PRO 1TB SDXC Memory Card Hands-On Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new SanDisk Extreme PRO 1TB SDXC memory card looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the SanDisk Extreme PRO 1TB SDXC memory card.

Want to see exactly what the new SanDisk Extreme PRO 1TB SDXC memory card looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the SanDisk Extreme PRO 1TB SDXC memory card.

Hasselblad True Zoom Hands-On Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Camera Phones
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Want to see exactly what the new Hasselblad True Zoom looks like in the flesh? Part of the Hasselblad 4116 Collection, the Hasselblad True Zoom is a "Moto Mod" that snaps onto the Moto Z smartphone using magnets, and provides 10x optical zoom as well as raw image capture.

Check out our hands-on gallery of the Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod.

Want to see exactly what the new Hasselblad True Zoom looks like in the flesh? Part of the Hasselblad 4116 Collection, the Hasselblad True Zoom is a "Moto Mod" that snaps onto the Moto Z smartphone using magnets, and provides 10x optical zoom as well as raw image capture. Check out...

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Elinchrom EL-Skyport Plus HS for Olympus

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The Elinchrom EL-Skyport Plus HS transmitter is now available to Olympus users. This will give them the ability to control and visualise power settings for all their compatible Elinchrom lights and the capability to shoot at speeds up to 1/8000s in Hi-Sync mode. The ODS (Over Drive Sync) enables users to fine tune the Skyport Plus HS transmitter’s trigger signal to optimise exposure at high shutter speeds whilst gaining up to 2 more f-stops of light. The transmitter attaches easily and securely to the hotshoe with its quick-lock mechanism, and is powered by 2x AA batteries. Users can also enjoy a range of up to 656ft (200m) outdoors, and up to 196ft (60m) indoors.

The Elinchrom EL-Skyport Plus HS transmitter is now available to Olympus users. This will give them the ability to control and visualise power settings for all their compatible Elinchrom lights and the capability to shoot at speeds up to 1/8000s in Hi-Sync mode. The ODS (Over Drive Sync) enables users...

Bowens Generation X Flash Range

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Bowens has launched the first products in its new Generation X flash range. The line-up comprises two new flash systems: XMT – an all-in-one battery unit for location lighting, and XMS – engineered to be the go-to system for studio photographers. The all-new 500Ws XMT (£1,199) boasts TTL and high speed sync functionality (up to 1/8000s) compatible with Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras: 9-stops of flash power adjustment; short flash durations: faster recycle times than ever before (as rapid as 0.01s): easy swap lithium-ion battery provides up to 500 full power flashes per charge: rear curtain sync; sync delay and strobe mode allow creative set-ups on the move. The XMS, available in 500,750 and 1000Ws models ( (£799, £899  and £999, respectively) all fully controllable via the XMSR 2.4 Ghz radio control and trigger) features multi-voltage operation. These units offer faster recycling times and shorter flash durations. The XMSR model includes Bowens' "Sync Offset" functionality, enabling photographers to embrace any brand of camera to shoot at high sync speeds – up to 1/8000s.

Bowens has launched the first products in its new Generation X flash range. The line-up comprises two new flash systems: XMT – an all-in-one battery unit for location lighting, and XMS – engineered to be the go-to system for studio photographers. The all-new 500Ws XMT (£1,199) boasts TTL and high...

Broncolor RFS 2.2 Transceiver

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Broncolor has unveiled the new “RFS 2.2 Transceiver” which will facilitate high-speed synchronisation in the Siros L and Move flash systems. Advantages include allowing the photographer to use a high shutter speed (up to 1/8000s) to freeze motion, overpower the sun with less flash power and equipment, darken backgrounds using a high shutter speed, and most importantly shoot with a large aperture creating a shallow depth of field. The new unit also offers the user a bright illuminated LCD screen which is easy to read and clearly indicates all settings. The RFS 2.2 transceiver is compatible with all Broncolor power packs or monolights equipped with an RFS 2 or 2.1 interface. Available in Canon, Nikon and Sony versions, the Broncolor RFS 2.2 Transceiver is priced at $114.95. Additionally, Broncolor has announced a new honeycomb grid, the Strip Grid 5:1 for P70 reflector ($235.00). It has the same function as all Broncolor honeycomb grids, with a new shape of the honeycomb.

Broncolor has unveiled the new “RFS 2.2 Transceiver” which will facilitate high-speed synchronisation in the Siros L and Move flash systems. Advantages include allowing the photographer to use a high shutter speed (up to 1/8000s) to freeze motion, overpower the sun with less flash power and equipment, darken backgrounds...

Lexar C20c and C20m JumpDrives

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Lexar today announced two high-performance storage solutions to easily transfer and share content between devices with USB Type-C or micro-USB ports. The Lexar JumpDrive C20c USB Type-C flash drive (pictured) features both USB Type-C and standard USB-Type A connectors in a convenient charging cable design to provide high-speed performance for fast file transfer with speeds up to 150MB/s read and 60MB/s write. The Lexar JumpDrive C20m micro-USB flash drive is a 3-in-1 solution that features both micro-USB and standard USB Type-A connectors that allow users to easily transfer files between On-The-Go (OTG)-enabled Android tablets and smartphones. Both JumpDrives are compatible with Windows and Mac systems and backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.0 devices, and will be available in capacities of 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. The new JumpDrive C20c USB Type-C flash drive has MSRPs of £24.99 (32GB), £35.99 (64GB) and £61.99 (128GB) while the JumpDrive C20m micro-USB flash drive has MSRPs of £18.99 (32GB), £30.99 (64GB) and £48.99 (128GB).

Lexar today announced two high-performance storage solutions to easily transfer and share content between devices with USB Type-C or micro-USB ports. The Lexar JumpDrive C20c USB Type-C flash drive (pictured) features both USB Type-C and standard USB-Type A connectors in a convenient charging cable design to provide high-speed performance...