Adobe Systems Incorporated announced Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CS6 Extended software. Packed with new features and enhancements, the software includes groundbreaking innovations and unparalleled performance breakthroughs that expand the frontiers of imaging science, and deliver new levels of creativity and increased efficiency. Photoshop CS6 Extended integrates the state-of-the-art editing, compositing, and graphic design capabilities of Photoshop CS6, as well as advanced tools for 3D design, image and video editing, and quantitative analysis which address the unique needs of the graphic design, video, Web, architecture, medical, manufacturing and engineering industries.
Mamiya Leaf introduced a newly designed medium format digital camera back platform -- the Leaf Credo. Available in three different models, the Leaf Credo 80, Credo 60, and Credo 40 digital camera backs feature high-quality resolutions of 80, 60 and 40 megapixels respectively.
Profoto announced the new ProDaylight 200 Air and ProDaylight 400 Air continuous light sources. In 2011, Profoto released the continuous light source ProDaylight 800 Air, thereby introducing the concept of light shaping to video. ProDaylight Air is an HMI light, which is ideal for most photo and video shoots.
Tenba announced that it has introduced two new bags to their popular Roadie II collection. The Roadie Video Backpack and Shoulder Bag were designed from the ground up with video gear in mind. They will fit the latest digital camera / video systems, including DSLRs from Canon (5D Mark III, EOS-1D X) and Nikon(D4, D800), and larger gear from RED (Epic, Scarlet), Canon (C300) and Sony, along with a laptop and a full assortment of accessories.
Nikon Inc. introduced the new 24.2-megapixel Nikon D3200 HD-SLR that features Nikon’s acclaimed instructive Guide Mode to help unleash the photographer in everyone. The Nikon D3200 has a host of advanced features, including a super high resolution 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor, Full HD (1080p) video recording with full time autofocus (AF) and 4 frames-per-second (fps) high-speed continuous shooting mode. Also, Nikon D3200 users will be able to take advantage of the new WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter. When connected to the camera, this optional adapter can wirelessly send images to mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, preview an image before shooting and control the camera remotely.
LitePad Loop, Rosco’s new ring light, provides soft, diffused lighting that is so much in demand from photographers, cinematographers and videographers. The light engine within the Loop is Rosco LitePad, which is well known for its flattering, indirect light output. (LitePad fixtures are widely used in film and video production because of this quality.)
Old-school good looks, classic details, and innovative, effective protection for cameras and photo accessories – the Clik Classic line’s sophisticated retro style and leading-edge features make them fantastic packs for photographers who wander the trails and ramble the urban landscape.
Classic features include felt-lined shoulder straps, leather accessory braze-ons, metal closures, vintage woven labels and rustic charcoal nylon packcloth. Each feature serves a purpose, and together they work to create a retro outdoor mojo that gives the packs a distinctly downtown vintage flair.
And each pack is built to perform for photographers on the go. Innovative padded bays protect lenses, flashes, extra lenses and expensive SLR cameras. Accessory pockets organize the little things, keeping them right at hand. Clever access portals let you access your camera without breaking stride so you never miss the shot.
It has been 20 years since Parkside Optical introduced the original LensPen, and for a generation photographers and outdoor enthusiasts have counted on LensPen to keep their cameras, binoculars and other fine optics clean and images sharp.
As digital replaced film, models specifically designed to clean LCD screens, compact camera lenses, viewfinders and filters were added to the product line. And now these five LensPen models – Original, DigiKlear, MiniPro,MicroPro and FilterKlear – feature a stylish new design and state-of-the-art packaging. A completely new look, but with the same unmatched features thathave made LensPen an optics necessity, not just an accessory.
Phase One is launching a series of one-of-a-kind online events entitled “Phase One Live; Your Inspiration Stream.” Hosted by Phase One and some of the world’s leading photographers, each event will showcase a specific photography project -- tracking each step in that project’s workflow from conception through completion. The premiere event on May 23 features award winning British landscape photographer, Joe Cornish.
onOne Software, Inc.announced the availability of Perfect Effects 3 Free Edition. Based on the award-winning Perfect Effects 3 engine, Perfect Effects 3 Free is a robust photography effects software program for image enhancement and creative stylization. It may be used as a standalone application, as an external editor for Apple Aperture, Adobe Lightroom or as a Photoshop plug-in, including the new Lightroom 4 and Adobe Creative Suite 6 Beta.
Tamron USA, Inc. announced the SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007), the world's first full-size high-speed standard zoom lens equipped with VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), with resolution at the top of its class, will be available starting April 26, 2012 in Canon mount with Nikon mount following. Delivery of the Sony mount version has not been released.
Panasonic announced a new digital interchangeable lens system camera, the LUMIX DMC-GF5, which joins Panasonic’s award-winning LUMIX G Series of digital cameras, which are acclaimed for their high image quality with small and compact body and lenses. The LUMIX GF5 features a newly developed 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor and redesigned Venus Engine, helping to ensure true-to-life images through exceptional resolution, image rendering and color reproduction. Even in low-light situations and at a maximum 12800 high ISO sensitivity, the LUMIX GF5 produces stunning photos and videos. The noise reduction system includes a combination 3DNR (3D Noise Reduction) and MNR (Multi-process Noise Reduction) allowing for both bright areas and dark areas to be faithfully reproduced with minimal noise in high sensitivity image recording.
Lensbaby announces its popular SLR creative effects camera lens, the Composer Pro is now also available for Micro 4/3rds cameras (including Panasonic Lumix™ G Micro System and Olympus PEN®), Sony® NEX, and Samsung NX cameras. The Composer Pro for mirrorless cameras is compatible with the Lensbaby Optic Swap® System and ships with the Double Glass Optic installed.
Western Digital introduced the first 2 TB capacity portable drive dedicated for Mac® customers, My Passport® Studio™. This new standard in high storage capacity, along with Apple® Time Machine® compatibility for quick and easy automatic backup of Mac hard drives, allows Mac users to use one drive for the protection and transport of virtually all their digital content, everywhere they go. The new My Passport Studio portable drive maintains its elegant and protective all-metal casing to complement the MacBook® Pro or MacBook® Air®, providing the beautiful aesthetic that Mac users expect while increasing storage capacity to 2 TB, enough space for approximately 400,000 photos, 240 hours of video or 500,000 songs(1).
Tenba announced that is has introduced a new Roadie II Hybrid case. The Hybrid is a protective, rolling photo/laptop case that meets strict international airline carry-on standards, and it includes a fast-deploying backpack harness to comfortably carry a loaded case over rough terrain or up stairs.