Category: Accessories

Friday, April 8, 2016

Metz mecablitz 26 AF-2

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The Metz mecablitz 26 AF-2 is a new flash with a guide number of 26 (in metres at ISO 100/21°). Features include a wide-angle diffuser (24mm), up to 85mm illumination with the included telephoto diffuser, a vertically tilting reflector for an indirect flash and an adjustable LED video light, which creates additional illumination when shooting video. Depending on the camera, the Metz 26 AF-2 also offers wireless TTL flash. To ensure that the unit is always up to date, firmware updates can be downloaded via USB. The flash will be available from the end of this month.

The Metz mecablitz 26 AF-2 is a new flash with a guide number of 26 (in metres at ISO 100/21°). Features include a wide-angle diffuser (24mm), up to 85mm illumination with the included telephoto diffuser, a vertically tilting reflector for an indirect flash and an adjustable LED video light, which creates additional...

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Manfrotto Wins 5 Red Dot Product Design Awards

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Manfrotto has won five accolades and an honourable mention at the 2016 Red Dot Awards. The award winning products include the XPRO Monopod, Pixi Evo, Lykos LED, Compact Xtreme and Digital Director, with the honourable mention going to the D1 Drone Backpack (pictured).

Manfrotto has won five accolades and an honourable mention at the 2016 Red Dot Awards. The award winning products include the XPRO Monopod, Pixi Evo, Lykos LED, Compact Xtreme and Digital Director, with the honourable mention going to the D1 Drone Backpack (pictured).

Lexar Professional XQD 2.0 USB 3.0 Reader

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Lexar today announced their Professional XQD 2.0 USB 3.0 reader. With its compact, portable design, the new memory card reader can easily slip into a pocket or bag, and offers a simple plug-and-play design with a USB 3.0 connector so content can be securely transferred on the go. For versatility, the reader is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices at USB 2.0 speeds. The Lexar Professional XQD 2.0 USB 3.0 Reader will be available in late April with a MSRP of £29.99.

Lexar today announced their Professional XQD 2.0 USB 3.0 reader. With its compact, portable design, the new memory card reader can easily slip into a pocket or bag, and offers a simple plug-and-play design with a USB 3.0 connector so content can be securely transferred on the go. For versatility, the reader is...

Monday, April 4, 2016

Think Tank Retrospective 6 Shoulder Bag

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Think Tank Photo have just released a new addition to their Retrospective camera shoulder bag line. The Retrospective 6 fits a DSLR or gripped DSLR with short lens attached, one to two additional lenses and an 8” tablet or flash in the front pocket, or one to two Compact System Cameras with lenses attached, one to four extra lenses and an 8” tablet or flash in the front pocket. Weighing in at 2.6 lbs (1.2 kg), the Retrospective 6, is now available in Sandstone, Black, and Pinestone, priced at $154.75. In addition, the existing Retrospective 5, Retrospective 5 Leather, Retrospective 7, Retrospective 7 Leather, Retrospective 10, Retrospective 20, Retrospective 30, and Retrospective 30 Leather are also available in the new Sandstone colour.

Think Tank Photo have just released a new addition to their Retrospective camera shoulder bag line. The Retrospective 6 fits a DSLR or gripped DSLR with short lens attached, one to two additional lenses and an 8” tablet or flash in the front pocket, or one to two Compact System Cameras...

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Think Tank Photo Production Manager 50

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Think Tank Photo has released the largest rolling photography equipment case on the market. Designed to hold an immense amount of gear, including lighting equipment and large light modifiers, one photographer will now be able to transport what it used to take up to at least two assistants. “Pro photographers usually travel by car or van to where they are going to shoot,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank’s CEO and Lead Designer. “Once a shoot is completed the set needs to be torn down and moved to the next location. Often times, there can be a time crunch where all the gear has to be loaded quickly. Carrying these bags up and down stairs and over rough terrain can be very cumbersome and often takes two people. The Production Manager 50 makes this time-sensitive, cumbersome process easier and quicker.” The Think Tank Photo Production Manager 50 is available for $599.75.

Think Tank Photo has released the largest rolling photography equipment case on the market. Designed to hold an immense amount of gear, including lighting equipment and large light modifiers, one photographer will now be able to transport what it used to take up to at least two assistants. “Pro...

Friday, April 1, 2016

Case Logic Compact DSLR Backpack

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Case Logic has launched a new Compact DSLR Backpack. The unique fold-out camera storage has dedicated loading for an SLR camera plus two accessories whilst side zippered pockets store an extra battery, cables, lens cap, or small accessories. The Compact DSLR Backpack also boasts a dedicated padded iPad compartment with handy side opening for easy access. Available in Black, Indigo and Anthracite, the backpack sells for £34.99.

Case Logic has launched a new Compact DSLR Backpack. The unique fold-out camera storage has dedicated loading for an SLR camera plus two accessories whilst side zippered pockets store an extra battery, cables, lens cap, or small accessories. The Compact DSLR Backpack also boasts a dedicated padded iPad compartment...

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Philips 275P4VYKEB

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MMD, and brand license partner for Philips Monitors, has announced a new display with UltraClear 5K resolution. Offering no less than 14.7 megapixels(5,120 x 2,880), the Philips 275P4VYKEB displaypacks four times as many pixels as Quad HDand over 50 percent more than Ultra HD. The new 27" display is also equipped with PerfectKolor Technology, which ensures factory-calibrated 99% Adobe RGB and100% sRGB colour space coverageand one billion colours. Thanks to 12-bit internal processing, colours are re-created smoothly and naturally, without gradations or the nuisance of banding effects. With advanced PLS technology, the display also features extra-wide viewing angles of 178 degrees. The new Philips 275P4VYKEB display, with an RRP of £1,169.99, will be available at the beginning of April.
 

MMD, and brand license partner for Philips Monitors, has announced a new display with UltraClear 5K resolution. Offering no less than 14.7 megapixels(5,120 x 2,880), the Philips 275P4VYKEB displaypacks four times as many pixels as Quad HDand over 50 percent more than Ultra HD. The new 27" display is also equipped with PerfectKolor...

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

WonderPana FreeArc XL

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Fotodiox has announced the Wonderpana FreeArc XL - a comprehensive filter system for the Canon 11-24mm lens. Its aircraft-grade aluminium alloy lens collar allows photographers to attach a custom series of 186mm filter options including neutral density filters and polarisers. Additionally, photographers can add the WonderPana WP80 Filter Brackets to the WonderPana FreeArc XL to mount one or two square graduated filters at the same time as a round filter. Measuring 200mm x 260mm, the WonderPana FreeArc XL's square filters are the largest commercially available in the industry today. The WonderPana FreeArc XL retails for $229.95.

Fotodiox has announced the Wonderpana FreeArc XL - a comprehensive filter system for the Canon 11-24mm lens. Its aircraft-grade aluminium alloy lens collar allows photographers to attach a custom series of 186mm filter options including neutral density filters and polarisers. Additionally, photographers can add the WonderPana WP80 Filter Brackets...

Friday, March 25, 2016

HEXO+ Comes to Europe

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Squadrone System has announced the European launch of its HEXO+ autonomous drone. The HEXO+ flight system can take off, follow and frame its user while filming with predetermined camera movements, and safely land. These processes are entirely automated and simply initiated with the HEXO+ smartphone application. This allows users to capture the moment hands-free, as no bulky remote control is needed. Compatible with most GoPro camera models, the HEXO+ has a maximum speed of 45 mph and an operating altitude of up to 16,000ft. HEXO+ is currently available to purchase for €999.

Squadrone System has announced the European launch of its HEXO+ autonomous drone. The HEXO+ flight system can take off, follow and frame its user while filming with predetermined camera movements, and safely land. These processes are entirely automated and simply initiated with the HEXO+ smartphone application. This allows users to...

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Polaroid Releases Two New Camera Stabilisers

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Polaroid has released two new camera stabilisers for mobile videographers. Designed specifically for small action cameras, the Polaroid handheld 3-axis electronic gimbal stabiliser ($179.99, pictured) has three independent motors that follow camera motion in real time, automatically counterbalancing handheld motion to eliminate any vibrations and undesirable movements. The Polaroid power handgrip/stabiliser ($49.99) can be used with a wide range of digital and action cameras, and simultaneously charges the camera and keeps it steady when shooting on the move. Both models are available now from Amazon.

Polaroid has released two new camera stabilisers for mobile videographers. Designed specifically for small action cameras, the Polaroid handheld 3-axis electronic gimbal stabiliser ($179.99, pictured) has three independent motors that follow camera motion in real time, automatically counterbalancing handheld motion to eliminate any vibrations and undesirable movements. The Polaroid...

DJI Inspire 1 RAW Edition

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DJI today announced it will begin shipping the Inspire 1 RAW edition, featuring an aerial Micro Four-Thirds Zenmuse X5R camera, on 28th March. Shipping of standalone Zenmuse X5R camera, which records CinemaDNG files to a solid-state drive and is the world’s smallest lossless 4K camera optimised for aerial imaging, will start from 31st March.

DJI today announced it will begin shipping the Inspire 1 RAW edition, featuring an aerial Micro Four-Thirds Zenmuse X5R camera, on 28th March. Shipping of standalone Zenmuse X5R camera, which records CinemaDNG files to a solid-state drive and is the world’s smallest lossless 4K camera optimised for...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Lexar 200GB 633x microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card

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Lexar today announced the new 200GB Lexar microSDXC UHS-I memory card. Designed for sports camcorders, tablets and smartphones, the UHS-I, U1 microSDXC card has read transfer speeds up to  95MB per second and comes with a USB 3.0 reader, which allows for high-speed file transfer of photos and videos from the card to a PC or Mac. The reader is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports and comes with a one-year limited warranty. The new card is currently available for purchase with an MSRP of £109.99.

Lexar today announced the new 200GB Lexar microSDXC UHS-I memory card. Designed for sports camcorders, tablets and smartphones, the UHS-I, U1 microSDXC card has read transfer speeds up to  95MB per second and comes with a USB 3.0 reader, which allows for high-speed file transfer of photos and videos from...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Polaroid Announce “Dive Rated” Waterproof Housing

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Polaroid have unveiled a new "dive rated" waterproof underwater housing. Available for a wide range of Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic and Sony cameras, the new Polaroid underwater case is waterproof to a depth of 130 feet, and provides access to all camera controls. The housing can be purchased on Amazon for $99.99-$599.99, depending on model, and ships with a hand and neck strap, an o-ring and water sealing lubricant, and a manual.

Polaroid have unveiled a new "dive rated" waterproof underwater housing. Available for a wide range of Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic and Sony cameras, the new Polaroid underwater case is waterproof to a depth of 130 feet, and provides access to all camera controls. The housing can be purchased on Amazon for $99.9...

Monday, March 21, 2016

Apple Introduces 9.7-inch iPad Pro

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Apple today introduced a 9.7-inch version of the iPad Pro tablet featuring a new pro Retina display with greater brightness, wider colour gamut, lower reflectivity, Night Shift mode and True Tone display technology. “iPad Pro is a new generation of iPad that is indispensable and immersive, enabling people to be more productive and more creative. It’s incredibly fast, extremely portable, and completely natural to use with your fingers, Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard. And now it comes in two sizes,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The 9.7-inch iPad Pro has a new Retina display with True Tone technology, four-speaker audio system, blazing fast A9X chip, 12-megapixel iSight camera, 5-megapixel FaceTime HD camera, faster wireless, and support for Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard. It is the ultimate upgrade for existing iPad users and replacement for PC users.” The 9.7-inch iPad Pro comes in silver, space grey, gold and a new rose gold metallic finish, and starts at £499 for the 32GB with Wi-Fi model and £599 for the 32GB Wi-Fi + Cellular version.

Apple today introduced a 9.7-inch version of the iPad Pro tablet featuring a new pro Retina display with greater brightness, wider colour gamut, lower reflectivity, Night Shift mode and True Tone display technology. “iPad Pro is a new generation of iPad that is indispensable and immersive, enabling people to...

4V Premium Italian Leather Camera Straps

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4V Design has introduced a range of hand-crafted Italian leather camera straps. The range includes six collections to fit most cameras from compacts to high end DSLRs. The ALA & ALA TOP neck straps have a unique pre-curved shape, which looks similar to a paraglider’s wing. LUSSO neck straps – suitable for medium-sized SLR cameras and CSCs – come in slim, medium and large versions. The CLASSIC collection combines the very best Tuscan ‘Cuoio’ leather with sleek Italian design providing a beautiful and elegant camera strap. The padding features a thick comfortable rounded shape, combined with a soft suede and non-slip ultra-grip. Finally, the Ergo and Watch collections include wrist straps for CSCs, compact cameras and smartphones. 4V products are available at The Photography Show at the Speed Graphic stand (G82).

4V Design has introduced a range of hand-crafted Italian leather camera straps. The range includes six collections to fit most cameras from compacts to high end DSLRs. The ALA & ALA TOP neck straps have a unique pre-curved shape, which looks similar to a paraglider’s wing. LUSSO neck...

Friday, March 18, 2016

Sunbounce Tight-Fit Screen

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Sunbounce have announced their newest product, the Tight-Fit Screen. Designed for photographers already using the Sun-Mover Silver, Zebra or Translucent 2/3 by Sunbounce, the Tight-Fit Screen fits like a second skin over the Sun-Mover Reflector Pro and offers multiple screen options without having to invest in the purchase of a second or third unit. The Sun-Mover Tight-Fit Screens are available for sale now, priced at $49.

Sunbounce have announced their newest product, the Tight-Fit Screen. Designed for photographers already using the Sun-Mover Silver, Zebra or Translucent 2/3 by Sunbounce, the Tight-Fit Screen fits like a second skin over the Sun-Mover Reflector Pro and offers multiple screen options without having to invest in the purchase of a second...

Sony to Showcase New Wireless Flash Control System at TPS

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Sony will showcase their new wireless lighting control system prototype at The Photography Show (TPS) 2016. Designed for compatibility with the manufacturer's interchangeable-lens cameras and external flash units, the new lighting system includes the FA-WRC1M wireless radio commander as well as the FA-WRR1 wireless radio receiver. With a maximum range of 30m, the new radio controlled system can control a maximum of 15 separate flash units in up to 5 groups.  Additionally, the new lighting control system will be capable of flash sync speeds of up to 1/250th of a second with high speed sync (HSS) available as well. The new Wireless Lighting Control system will be available in Europe in summer 2016. Pricing and detailed specifications will be released at a later date.

Sony will showcase their new wireless lighting control system prototype at The Photography Show (TPS) 2016. Designed for compatibility with the manufacturer's interchangeable-lens cameras and external flash units, the new lighting system includes the FA-WRC1M wireless radio commander as well as the FA-WRR1 wireless radio receiver. With...

Thursday, March 17, 2016

BenQ PV3200PT 32” 4K UHD

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BenQ has launched a new 32” UHD video-editing monitor that features 100% Rec.709 and sRGB coverage, hardware calibration via an adjustable 14-bit internal LUT, and a high degree of brightness uniformity across the screen. The BenQ PV3200PT 32” 4K UHD has a built-in SD card reader and several USB 3.0 ports, and comes with a 5-year warranty. According to BenQ, the monitor achieves an average Delta E value of 2 and below in the sRGB colour space. The PV3200PT monitor is priced at £1,099 including VAT (RRP) and is available to purchase through Color Confidence and leading video retailers.

BenQ has launched a new 32” UHD video-editing monitor that features 100% Rec.709 and sRGB coverage, hardware calibration via an adjustable 14-bit internal LUT, and a high degree of brightness uniformity across the screen. The BenQ PV3200PT 32” 4K UHD has a built-in SD card reader and several USB 3.0 ports,...

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Nadine Travel Tote

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Aide de Camp have launched their new Nadine Travel Tote bag. Crafted from premium European canvas, this feminine, lightweight tote is designed to meet the carrying needs of busy, active women. It comes with a padded organiser for an SLR/CSC and personal items, as well as a laptop compartment. By popular request of their customers, Aide de Camp have included a rear trolley sleeve for slipping onto the handles of arolling suitcase. The bag is available in three colours, priced at approximately $229 including shipping.

Aide de Camp have launched their new Nadine Travel Tote bag. Crafted from premium European canvas, this feminine, lightweight tote is designed to meet the carrying needs of busy, active women. It comes with a padded organiser for an SLR/CSC and personal items, as well as a laptop compartment....

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Toshiba Announces New Exceria Pro UHS-II Cards

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Toshiba has announced a new range of Exceria Pro UHS-II microSD cards alongside extensions to the company’s high-end Exceria Pro SD and Exceria microSD and SD card line-up. The new microSD M501 additions to this family are UHS-II-compliant microSDHC and microSDXC cards that meet the UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) standard and offer read/write speeds of 270MB/s and 250MB/s, respectively. The new 128GB Exceria Pro N401 SDXC UHS-I-compliant card also meets the UHS Speed Class 3 standard and features respective read and write speeds of 95MB/s and 75MB/s. Toshiba's mainstream Exceria family has also been extended through the addition of UHS-I-compliant Exceria M302 microSD and Exceria N302 SD cards. These cards meet the requirements of UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) certification and support maximum read speeds of 90MB/s.

Toshiba has announced a new range of Exceria Pro UHS-II microSD cards alongside extensions to the company’s high-end Exceria Pro SD and Exceria microSD and SD card line-up. The new microSD M501 additions to this family are UHS-II-compliant microSDHC and microSDXC cards that meet the UHS Speed Class 3 ...