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Press Release Posted: Feb 04, 2013 0 comments
Argraph Corporation is introducing two new pro-level photo/video monopods.

The Sirui P-324X and P-424X Photo/Video Monopods have three sturdy fold-down support feet that provide the stability of a tripod with the convenience of a monopod! The rugged feet can be stepped on, to prevent the monopod from moving, allowing you to creatively pan the monopod 360° and tilt up to 15° in any direction. This is possible thanks to the extremely smooth and adjustable ball head base located on the bottom of the monopod leg.

When not needed, the support feet fold flush and lock in place against the monopod leg, allowing it to be used as a conventional monopod. The large, slip-free rubber foot lets you work on any surface.

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Press Release Posted: Feb 01, 2013 0 comments
Transcend Information, Inc. announced the launch of its SD/microSD memory card copy protection solutions. Partially-protected and partially-free areas, read-only CD emulation, customized device security, excellent compatibility and high capacity are some of the features that make Transcend’s Copy Protection SD/microSD cards ideal for use in OEM applications and distributing multimedia files.
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Press Release Posted: Jan 31, 2013 36 comments
The new Sirui G-10X and G-20X ball heads keep all of the outstanding benefits of the current models (separate locking knobs for panning and main locking, secondary safety lock on the quick release platform, special anodized abrasion resistant surface, etc.), plus incorporate valuable new features.
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Press Release Posted: Jan 30, 2013 1 comments
Adorama is now selling the Flashpoint Ring Light Complete Kit 400 w/s. In addition to the Ring Light, the kit ships with AC, cords, camera mounting hardware, sync cords and a carrying case. Flashpoint is Adorama’s product line featuring high-quality photo accessories and gear such as the Complete Ring Light Kit at price points lower than the competing name brands.
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Press Release Posted: Jan 28, 2013 2 comments
Pentax Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation is now offering consumers the ability to custom order the Q10, the world’s smallest, lightest mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (ILC) system, in 100 different color combinations. This unmatched offering of color variations will enable consumers and photo enthusiasts alike to find new and limitless ways to express theirindividualism through photography.
Joe Farace Posted: Jan 24, 2013 Published: Dec 01, 2012 1 comments

The Pentax K-01 belongs to a class of cameras generally known as “mirrorless”—Pentax calls it a hybrid—that combine large LCD screens with interchangeable lenses and more often than not a retro look. Marc Newson, the Australian industrial designer who crafted the Pentax K-01, works in a style called biomorphism that uses smooth flowing lines, translucency, and an absence of sharp edges. The camera is available in black, white, or Newson’s signature yellow with the designer’s logo on the bottom.

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Press Release Posted: Jan 24, 2013 41 comments
LumiQuest is introducing the Ready for Anything Kit … making it easier to get that shot ... anytime, anywhere. The Ready for Anything Kit includes their original ProMax System (80-20, Diffusion Screen, White, Silver and Gold Inserts), along with an FXtra for color balance and colorizing the light as well as an UltraStrap, the most secure, nonadhesive flash accessory mounting strap available, all in a convenient storage wallet.
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Press Release Posted: Jan 22, 2013 14 comments
Argraph Corporation, the exclusive distributor of Pixel Professional Photo Accessories in the U.S., is pleased to announce the Pixel “Soldier” - a wireless flash and camera trigger that can fire flashes or DSLR cameras up to 1000 feet (300m) away!
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Press Release Posted: Jan 18, 2013 51 comments
Argraph Corporation announced that it is the exclusive distributor of Pixel Pro Photo Accessories.

The Pixel “King” series of wireless TTL flash triggers are for advanced DSLR cameras and flashes that allow little room for wires and cables. Simply attach the King transmitter onto the camera hot shoe, and the receiver under the dedicated TTL flash and you’re ready to shoot.

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Press Release Posted: Jan 16, 2013 32 comments
The Tiffen Company announced that the new Davis & Sanford® Pro Elite Tripod and Head models 5075-15 and5100-25 are now shipping.

The new Davis & Sanford Pro Elite Series two-in-one spreader feature includes snap-in center support brace with boots for uneven ground plus adjustable ground spreader for maximum rigidity and a true fluid head design, providing shooters a system that performs flawlessly on both flat and uneven surfaces. The ergonomically designed lever offers shooters incredibly smooth pan, scan and tilt with counter balance control capabilities that support a wide range of camera weights. The variable quick release lets users easily fine-tune the camera balance.

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Press Release Posted: Jan 14, 2013 16 comments
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd announced the launch of the NX300, the new flagship model in its successful NX series. Samsung also announced the new NX 45mm F1.8 2D/3D lens, the first one-lens 3D system capable of capturing both still images and full HD movies in perfect 3D quality.
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Joe Farace Posted: Jan 11, 2013 Published: Dec 01, 2012 3 comments

Just when you thought the megapixel wars were over—or at least subsided—along comes the Nikon D800 with a whopping 36.3-megapixel (7360x4912) full-frame CMOS sensor. It’s wrapped up in a pro-quality magnesium alloy body that’s sealed and gasketed for dirt and moisture resistance. That rugged body weighs almost 2 lbs and when attached to the 24-120mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S VR II Nikkor lens (23.6 oz) that I tested, the package tips the scales at 3.46 lbs. It’s big.

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Press Release Posted: Jan 10, 2013 9 comments
LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, announced a new update to its ControlTL firmware for Canon versions of its MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios. Available now, firmware version 6.200 for Canon includes compatibility with the Canon 5D Mark III digital SLR camera. Any current owner of the ControlTL system can easily install this version via USB connection and update for free using the PocketWizard Utility. PocketWizard Utility version 1.54 or later is required before installing this update.
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Press Release Posted: Jan 09, 2013 12 comments
The Xit Group has introduced two new flash units as part of their Elite Series of products. The XTDF260C and the XTDF260N flash units are designed for Canon and Nikon respectively. They feature a full LCD display, bounce, swivel and an automatic power zoom head. The flash will automatically zoom as you zoom your lens. They have metal shoes for better strength. They feature a guide # of 276 ft. They have a power saving mode, a PC synchronous port, wireless trigger sensor, and they support front curtain synchronous shooting. They support multi-flash lighting applications (S1/S2 modes). It also has power ratio control from 1/1 down to 1/128 power. It can be used as a slave flash as well. It takes 4 AA batteries and comes complete with a heavy duty case, which holds 4 AA batteries (not included), as well as a diffusor (included), and a flash stand (included).

The flash has a 5 year limited warranty.

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Press Release Posted: Jan 07, 2013 2 comments
Interfit Photographic Ltd announced the introduction of several new additions to its ‘Strobies’ enthusiast and professional range of photographic accessories.

The Modi-light kit-STR180 is a specially designed accessory kit for the Strobist market that enhances the creativity of off-camera flash. This all-encompassing kit contains five different beauty dish accessories, five different colour diffusers with soft-box, snoot and barndoors. The kit comes complete with a specially produced DVD that offers a unique insight into the Strobist world of hot shoe flashguns, showing setting up the kit, assembly of each of the items and how to use them to best effect. The kit also includes the new Uni-Mount STR190 which serves as a multipurpose holder, able to fit the majority of manufacturer’s flashguns, providing a tight fitting by the use of pre-assembled thumbscrew clamps with a soft rubber surface.

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