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.
Hensel is calling on photographers worldwide to send photographs of them with their favorite Hensel product. They are looking for a picture of a Hensel product, either by itself or together with the photographer on the job. Funny, extreme, straight, or just different; it should be likeable. Write them a short statement of 500 words or less and submit it with your picture.
TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) would like to thank all the readers who took part in the TIPA Readers’ Survey for 2013 that was published in the members’ magazines. The prize draw for the TIPA Award winning cameras took place in Madrid on 29 April 2013 under the supervision of a notary. We're happy to report that Shutterbug reader Randy Johnson won a Panasonic LUMIX GX1 with a Panasonic LUMIX G Vario PZ 14-42mm lens for his participation in the survey.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced that the new NX1100, compact system camera (CSC) with built-in Wi-Fi and AutoShare, is now available nationwide bundled with Adobe® Photoshop Lightroom 4 for a MSRP of $599.99.
Manfrotto Distribution has introduced a slimmed down lineup of Kata rollers, shoulder bags, video backpacks and rain covers. Designed especially for professional videographers, Kata's products offer a wide selection of carrying and protective solutions.
The Stile Plus collection by Manfrotto combines Italian style with functionality and great protection. On the outside no one can tell the bags were designed for cameras, but one peek inside exposes the ingenuity of Manfrotto designers.
Adorama has introduced the Flashpoint 3 Lighting Kit with Light Stands, 3-33” Umbrellas, Socket, Bulbs & Case.
Designed with photographers in mind, the Lighting Kit’s fluorescent lighting system handles a wide variety of complex lighting needs. Easily customize the lighting setup by adding diffusers for a softer effect, or collapsible reflectors to alter the quality of the light. All pieces break down easily for storage in the included case. Designed for both studio and location work, the Flashpoint 3 Lighting Kit gives the photographer plenty of lighting choices while on a shoot.
The PRO X Tungsten lights is the continuous lighting solution for professional photography. Also suitable for certain video applications, the PRO X continuous lighting system is the most compact, lightweight and yet powerful halogen light available today. The PRO X light is equipped with a 1000 W halogen tube with a lifetime of 75 hours and delivers Tungsten light at a color temperature of 3200 K. Fan cooled, these tungsten lights are very well suited for the heavy work load of professional photographers. In addition to the vast assortment of reflectors, rotating barn doors, and umbrellas, Multiblitz exclusively developed heat resistant soft boxes (24” x 24” and 24” x 32” in size) for the PRO X system.
Canon U.S.A., Inc.has introduced a new flagship model to its popular EOS Rebel line, the EOS Rebel T5i Digital SLR Camera. The image quality and performance starts with an 18 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 5 Image Processor. Combined with an extensive ISO range of 100–12800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode), the EOS Rebel T5i boasts crisp, detailed images, even in low-light conditions. With a continuous shooting speed of up to 5.0 frames per second (fps) united with 9 all cross-type AF focus points, the new EOS Rebel T5i allows photographers the opportunity to shoot with ease, even in challenging shooting situations.
Manfrotto has announced a new addition to the 290 Series lineup: a foldable three-way head.
The head has three new kits built around it. It is designed to be precise and accurate, yet compact and lightweight.
Canon U.S.A., Inc.announced the world’s smallest and lightest DSLR camera: the EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR.
It features a newly developed 18.0-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and high-performance DIGIC 5 Image Processor for exceptional image quality and speed. With its combination of lightweight size, ease of use and outstanding image quality, the EOS Rebel SL1 is perfect for users looking for the ideal camera to bring sightseeing on vacation or to capture the everyday.
The new S8400W features an improved CMOS sensor, advanced processing power and amazing optics to give consumers a great combination of photographic versatility in an easy-to-use and compactdesign. The S8400W has a 44x optical zoom lens with fast aperture of f/2.9 to f/6.5, anOptical Image Stabilization system for blur reduction and is capable of a Super Macro mode for users to get as close as 0.39” from a subject for great close-up shots. This all in one FUJINON lens consists of 17 elements in 12 groups, and combines aspherical and ED elements that help to reduce aberrations and promote a superior level of image quality.