Friday, September 26, 2014
Limelite has launched two new LED-based Studiolite products. Developed for broadcast video and photographic applications,the SLED4 (£865 plus VAT) and SLED8 (£1250 plus VAT) provide users with four or eight flicker-free, state of the art linear tubes of LEDs. “These LED-based Studiolites are another first for Limelite," Tim Haskell, Limelite business development manager said. "They create a soft, wide beam of beautifully even light that wraps around the subject to produce extremely flattering illumination." The new models also feature a wide range of optional accessories and modifiers including grids; Barn Doors and filter frames.
Fotodiox Pro have announced their newest concept in LED lighting: the FlapJack LED Edgelight series. Designed to be lightweight, portable and easy to set up, the FlapJacks produce soft, even light that is ideal for impromptu interviews, portraiture, food- and product photography. Rather than using forward-facing LEDs common in conventional panels, the FlapJacks’ LEDs are mounted around their outer edge, aimed inward at layers of diffusion material to produce bounced light. Their compact design makes it easy to mount them to light stands, tabletop tripods, light clamps or even a camera’s accessory shoe. For more information, visit the wbsite below.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Killspencer has launched the new Precision Pocket Modular Camera Bag Collection. The range includes the Killspencer Precision Pocket camera bag itself ($750), which ismade out of premium leather and features a black bullhide leather flap and taupe leather interior; the Killspencer Precision Pocket Camera Bucket (starting at $120), which fits a Leica T compact system camera (but can be custom ordered to fit any camera); two lens pouches ($69 and $89); an SD memory card carrier (available as in-store custom order only,starting at $150) and a detachable accessory case ($79). A bridle leather and paracord riveted and hand-threaded camera strap is also available for $89.
JP Distribution has announced the UK launch of the Special Edition BlackRapid KICK Pink Camera Strap, designed and created for women, by women. For every sale of these special limited edition straps sold $10 will go directly to The Tutu Project and The Carey Foundation to benefit breast cancer patients. Available now, the BlackRapid KICK Pink Camera Strap has a suggested retail price of £75.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Spider Camera Holster have announced the launch of their first ever Tilt crowdfunding campaign for their newest product, the SpiderPro Hand Strap. “Over the years, our loyal customers have regularly sent us feedback on what they desire in a hand strap. We listened, and we’ve come up with a strap design that fits our customer’s needs while also meeting Spider Holster’s rigorous product standards,” said Shai Eynav, founder and president of Spider Holster. “We’re incredibly excited to be this close to making the SpiderPro Hand Strap a reality, and this Tilt campaign will make it possible for us to begin putting them in our customers’ hands as early as the 2014 holiday season.” The campaign has just started, but the company has already raised more than $20,000 of their $50,000 goal. Interested readers are encouraged to pay a visit to the project's Tilt page for more information.
Pompidoo has announced the Amsterdam Camera Bag as part of the Pompidoo Homme (PH) collection. Made of premium, aged and distressed leather, the PH Amsterdam boasts vintage-looking nickel hardware accents and can hold an SLR camera with lens attached and one or two additional lenses / flashes, a tablet or small laptop, as well as your phone, wallet, memory cards and other personal items. The Pompidoo Honme Amsterdam is available for $447.70 through the website below.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Metz has announced a compact LED panel for smartphone and tablet photographers. Fitting into the headphone jack of your smart device, the new mecalight LED 72smart lighting panel features a swivelling base and provides up to 72 Lux of illuminance for mobile photographers. The tiny video light has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which means it can also be used off-camera for more creative lighting angles. Using a button on the back, the light function can be set to 3 levels: full output, reduced output, and flashing. The Metz mecalight LED 72smart will be available in five colours: black, white, pink, green and blue. Pricing has yet to be confirmed.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Want to see exactly what the new Phottix Indra500 TTL studiolight look like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Phottix Indra500 TTL studiolight.
Want to see exactly what the new Yongnuo YN600EX-RT flash look like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Yongnuo YN600EX-RT flash.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Want to see exactly what the new Sigma LVF-01 loupe looks like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sigma LVF-01 loupe.
Want to see exactly what the new EIZO ColorEdge 4K and ColorEdge CS240 monitors look like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the EIZO ColorEdge 4K and ColorEdge CS240 monitors.
Want to see exactly what the new Manfrotto Offroad Collection looks like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Manfrotto Offroad Collection.
Announced last month, the Manfrotto Offroad Collection comprises a range of colourful bags and walking sticks with a camera attachment, and a light-weight tripod.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Toshiba EXCERIA UHS-I SD Memory Cards are focused on continuous shooting and full HD (including 4K resolution) video. Great for professional DSLR photographers, videographers and content creators who demand high-performance tools, these EXCERIA SD cards offer faster write speeds than Class 10 SD cards, have greater mobile storage capacity (up to 128GB1) than other EXCERIA products and include UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)2 support for 4K2K video recording and playback. The EXCERIA UHS-I SD Memory Cards (128GB model available in January 2015) are available for purchase at select retailers and on toshiba.com/us/storage for $59.99 MSRP for the 16GB model, $99.99 MSRP for the 32GB model and $179.99 for the 64GB model.
The Think Tank Photo Production Manager 40 is a professional-strength, high-capacity rolling gear case designed for professional photographers. It is the most convenient way to safely transport a large amount of lighting equipment. Creative professionals will appreciate the superior design of this large roller with room for multiple flash heads, power packs, monoblocks, softboxes, and light-stands.
Think Tank Photo is releasing a limited edition version of its most popular rolling carry-on camera case, the Airport International LE Classic. Crafted with genuine, full-grain leather accents and panels, this classic version represents everything the Think Tank brand is known for: premium quality, innovative design and long-lasting durability. Designed to complement Think Tank’s all-new Urban Disguise Classic shoulder bags series, together, these two bags make a beautiful set of matching cases that meet international airline carry-on standards.
Think Tank Photo is releasing releasing a classic edition of its flagship camera shoulder bag, the Urban Disguise. The Urban Disguise Classic is crafted with genuine full-grain leather accents and panels. This traveler’s quick access bag is available in four sizes to suit a variety of gear carrying needs. They are built to protect photographic equipment with enduring materials, including a padded compartment for a laptop.
The MindShift Gear Rotation180° Travel Away Backpack is the first rotating backpack for global travelers and outdoor explorers. When traveling in unfamiliar places, knowing where critical items are and protecting them from prying eyes are very important. In one swift motion, only the wearer can rotate the concealed beltpack to the front for instantaneous and secure access to cameras, passports, guidebooks, tablets, or other travel essentials. No more being forced to stop in front of strangers to remove a backpack to gain access to essential travel items.
The MindShift Gear Rotation180° Trail Backpack provides quick access to outdoor exploration necessities. With the rotation180º Trail outdoor photographers and action-enthusiasts can hike, mountain bike, ski, and birdwatch without breaking stride. No more removing a cumbersome backpack to access camera gear or trail essentials. In one swift motion, they can rotate the beltpack and grab their gear without taking their eyes off of wildlife or disrupting their creative momentum.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The Broncolor Siros monolight combines unbeatable flash- and super-fast charging times with reliable and intuitive handling. At 400 and 800 joules, Siros will not only be available in two output versions but also as a basic- or S-model. The Siros alsohas integrated PocketWizard receivers which allow for the integration in already existing setups but also open the gates to the world of HyperSync photography, which enables a shutter speed of up to 1/8000s.
Tthe new HMI 1600 light system will be presented as a powerful addition to the already existing broncolor 200-800 watt continuous light range. The multi-purpose continuous light with its unique bayonet system allows the use of different reflectors and therefore makes it the first choice for photographers with high requirements in terms of performance, shaping and color, both for still and moving Images.
Both the Broncolor Siros and the Broncolor HMI 1600 will be available from mid-January 2015.
Lexar have announced the fastest UHS-II memory cards available on the market today. The new Lexar Professional 2000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II cards offer transfer speeds up to 300MB per second and write speeds up to 260MB per second. Additionally, every 2000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II card includes a SD UHS-II reader for high-speed file transfer of photos and videos from the card to any PC or Mac. The Professional 2000x and 1000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II cards are backwards compatible with older cameras and readers, performing at UHS-I and Class 10 speeds. The Lexar Professional 2000x card will be available in Q4 with MSRPs of £135.99 (64GB) and £77.99 (32GB).
Lexar also announced new Professional 1000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II cards and the new Professional Workflow SR2, a SD UHS-II USB 3.0 reader. The Lexar Professional 1000x card will also be available in Q4 and has MSRPs of £400.99 (256GB), £128.99 (128GB), £71.99 (64GB), £40.99 (32GB), and £23.99 (16GB), while the Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 reader has an MRSP of £22.99 and will be available in Q4.