Pelican Products, Inc. has unveiled the iM2435 Pelican Storm Case.
Designed as a rolling office or tool/photography equipment caddy, the iM2435 fits in most overhead airline compartments and is available with an optional “mobile office” file kit that features a lid organizer and a customizable padded divider set that will accommodate a 15.6 inch laptop. Also available as an optional accessory is the TSA Accepted PeliLock, which airport personnel, who all have special access keys, won’t need to cut for security inspections.
Olympus marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary PEN F with the launch of the new OlympusPEN E-P5, a digital update of a classic film camera designed with breakthrough technology and incredible performance advancements. Designed for photographers looking for superior image quality in a portable body, the PEN E-P5 delivers a stellar shooting experience with 1/8000th of a second shutter speed – a world-first for the Compact System Camera class – built-in Wi-Fi, autofocus advancements, easy-access manual controls and a host of other features.
The Xit Group has introduced the first non-OEM Battery Grip for the Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera. It features a vertical shutter release and effectively doubles your shooting time. It also significantly improves stability in photographing. Xit gives the photographer the choice of using either a battery cartridge that holds 1 EN-EL15 Lithium Ion battery, which can also be supplied by Xit (optional), or a cartridge that holds 6 AA batteries for added convenience. The grip has a 1 year limited warranty.
Photoflex Inc. announces the release of the Adjustable ShoeMount Rotating Hardware. Designed to aid the photographer in adding more light to their set-up, the rotating hardware allows the user to connect two speed lights for improved light output while still having the ability to rotate a softbox of their choice.
The Xit Group has introduced a new Quick Release Dual Shoulder Camera Neck Strap, dubbed the ultimate solution for two camera shooters. It is light weight at only 0.84 lbs., and small with a widening shoulder construction which reduces the burden. The strap is ergonomically designed and the weight is evenly distributed by way of the shoulder pads.
The 20.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor in the NX2000, produced entirely by Samsung in-house, is said to produce extremely sharp and highly detailed images, even in low light conditions. The NX2000's capabilities are boosted by its DRIMe IV engine which works to reduce noise, improve speed and enable superior color reproduction.
Today’s DSLRs do a lot to keep your images sharp, but for long exposures and perfect camera alignment, you still can’t beat a tripod. We want to see your best shots that could not have been accomplished without three legs under your camera: Breathtaking panoramas, action-packed long exposures, eye-popping HDR, and hyper-detailed macro are all welcome. We’ll give the best shot an ABEO Pro 283CGH tripod (value $549) plus the winning photo will appear in Shutterbug Magazine.
The DSLR Pro Kit includes everything you need to clean the optics on your DSLR: the Original LensPen for lenses, FilterKlear™ to clean filters and MicroPro™ for eyepieces. All three feature two working ends: a retractable naturalbrush for removing loose dust and a carbon-impregnated cleaning pad for removing fingerprints from the optics surface. The carbon compound used in LensPen products is similar to the one found in printer’s ink – which is why newspapers have remained a popular method for cleaning windows and glass for generations. Also included in the DSLR Pro Kit is a microfiber pouch that holds all three pens and can also be used as a cloth for other cleaning applications.
The new size is made specifically for printing 8” x 12” images, which are native to full-frame sensor digital cameras. This type of camera, which has become more popular over time, creates image files in the 2:3 aspect ratio. This ratio produces image files that are 4x6, 8x12, 12x18, and up. 9” x 13” sheets are convenient because they allow photographers to print a full un-cropped 8" x 12" image with a slight border on all sides, perfect for matting and framing.
Red River Paper offers 9” x 13” sheets in glossy, luster, satin, matte, and fine art inkjet paper surfaces. Boxes range from 20 sheets to 50 sheets and start at just $19.99.
The new 16–megapixel Live MOS Sensor achieves both high-resolution and high sensitivity image and video recording. The Venus Engine was also newly developed for the GF6 to attain both high-performance signal processing and noise reduction, achieving a maximum ISO 25,600 (Extended) making the most of the new sensor.
FUJIFILM North America Corporation has announced the launch of the FUJINON XF55-200mm (83-300mm equivalent) F3.5-F4.8 R LM OIS, the first XF telephoto zoom lens for the X-Series Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera System that includes the award-winning FUJIFILM X-Pro1 and FUJIFILM X-E1. The all new XF55mm-200mm F3.5-F4.8 gives photographers a fast aperture across the entire zoom range and outstanding image stabilization for sharp, high resolution images.
While smartphones and digital cameras have made it easier than ever to capture every fleeting moment, they’ve also created some unique challenges: many of our cherished photographic memories are locked away on computer hard drives or camera memory cards never to see the light of day again. These images are not only gathering virtual dust, they’re alsovulnerable to hard drive crashes that could erase them forever.