Nikon Inc. announced the new 14.2-megapixel Nikon 1 V2, the latest addition to the revolutionary Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System. Designed for the creative consumer who seeks stunning images and HD video, the V2 incorporates a myriad of new features aimed at improving the shooting experience, including a new ergonomic grip for familiar handling, a built-in flash and the addition of a Command Mode Dial to provide easy access to features and controls. Nikon also introduced the new SB-N7, an optional compact speedlight that offers versatile lighting possibilities for Nikon 1 V1 and Nikon 1 V2 shooters.
Compact System Cameras (CSC), also called Hybrid or Mirrorless cameras, are smaller than DSLR
due the lack of a complex mirror mechanism. For the same reason, lenses made for these
cameras are also smaller. Cokin Snap! Kit has been made to fit this new generation of cameras
and optics. Snap! Kit is all you need to begin with creativefilters. Including an adaptor ring, a
filter-holder, a full Neutral Density filter (ND4) and a graduated Sunset filter, Snap! Kit is aimed to
photo enthusiasts whose philosophy is to be creative right from the shooting.
Schneider presents several new B+W filters. The range of XS-Pro filters has been expanded to include a variable ND filter and Schneider adds smaller diameters of UV and clear filters to its line-up. The classic ND filter series now includes an E 82mm size and two new rectangular ND grads.
San Gabriel SemiGloss Fiber brings back the look of traditional fiber prints from the heyday of chemical darkrooms. The paper has a lightly textured surface,which adds depth, distinction, and an elegant reflectivity to the finished print. San Gabriel SemiGloss Fiber has a pleasant warm tone that adds natural richness to portraits and landscapes. Black & White images benefitfrom deep black density and just enough whiteness for great contrast. This whiteness comes from a layer containing a special barium sulfate variant called blanc-fixe, which means permanent white. This material is inert and lends stability to the shade of the paper over time. The coating and base materials are free of acid, lignin, and fluorescent brightening agents. San Gabriel gives you all you need for true exhibition qualityphotographic prints.
The New York Institute of Photography, the world’s largest and oldest photography school, announces the launch of a new consumer book series aimed at anyone with an interest in photography, called the Quick-and-Easy Everyday Photography Guides.
The first two titles in the series are “Top Travel Tips from Ten Pro Photographers” and “Top Ten Secrets for Perfect Baby & Child Portraits”. The goal of the Everyday Photography Guides is to relate professional tips and techniques to amateur photographers and photography enthusiasts who help to get more out of their cameras in day to day life.
Custom SLR announced the upcoming availability of the M-Plate Mini, a universal quick-release tripod plate offering compatibility with most Arca-Swiss and ManfrottoTM RC2-style tripod and head systems. The versatile, durable plate includes 14"- 20 attachment sockets ensuring photographers can still connect an assortment of attachable accessories even if the plate is occupying their camera's tripod mount.
“All Pelican ProGear products are built especially for the digital protection and extreme performance needs of everyone from the average consumer to the adventure-seekers, and the new Sport Backpacks are no exception,” said Lyndon Faulkner, President and CEO of Pelican Products, Inc. “Each bag is created with the same Pelican-tough DNA as found in our products used by the military. We are incorporating this professional protection into our consumer goods.”
About a year and a half ago I found myself on the road from Yen Minh to Lung Phin, Vietnam, but I wasn’t going anywhere: the road was blocked by a cement truck that had lost traction on a switchback section and crushed the side of the road, blocking traffic in both directions. Along with other motorists, I worked for over two hours trying to get the truck righted, and during those hours there were a few times that I remember asking myself, what am I doing here?
M-ROCK’s new Double Access Cascade 5020 holds a mirrorless system or compact DSLR camera with up to a five inch long lens attached, with room for an additional one or two lenses, a flash and an iPad sized tablet in the rear pocket. The Cascade’s camera section measures H 9 x W 9 1Ž2 x D 3.8, the bag weighs 1.7 lbs and lists for $80.00.
Photoflex announced the release of the New LitePanel Frame Hardware. The hardware allows you to suspend Photoflex LitePanel frames onto the LiteReach Plus or a LiteStand. This new versatileclamping swivel system provides a variety of support and positioning possibilities for the Photoflex LitePanel reflector diffuser frame line. The LitePanel hardware comes with the Photoflex SwivelMount allowing for maximum versatility.
Sticking with the mission to have photo-fanatics do more with their photos, Mpix announces the release of stylish new Photo Book designs. For both the Soft Cover and Coffee Table Books, users will discover the creative license to share the story of their lives with a variety of new designs in every category from wedding to family to travel.
Benro announced the eye-catching and very versatile new MeFOTO Transfunctional Travel Tripod Kits. This new tripod provides photographers with a reliable camera support for sharp photos and videos while allowing them to express their individual style when choosing from a selection of brilliant Red, Green, Blue, Gold and Titanium Metallic colors.
RTP, Rehabilitation Through Photography announces the hiring of a new executive director, Maureen McNeil. Maureen comes to this new position with a strong background in the arts and culture, and most importantly, over 10 years experience in Non-profit management. She has a proven track record of working with board members. She has served as a spokesperson for organizations on a national and international broadcast media basis. Maureen is recognized as a true leader in the field of arts and culture.
ILFORD has unveiled the latest fine art inkjet papers to join its growing top-of-the-line range of GALERIE Prestige media. Crafted to meet the needs of fine art professionals, the new line-up features surfaces that can stand up to any exacting artistic vision while ensuring vivid, archival-quality image rendition for portfolios, prints-for-sale, as well as gallery and museum-quality prints. More detail is available on the ILFORD website at http://www.ilford.com.
GALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk
GALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk is a true black and white media for inkjet printers, allowing photographers specializing in monochrome photography to achieve inkjet prints reminiscent of those they developed in the traditional darkroom era. The paper has an acid-free and lignin-free fibre base which simulates the structure of a traditional silver halide black and white photographic paper. Backed by over 130 years of imaging excellence and know how in both digital and analogue printing, ILFORD has blended the two mediums to offer this step forward in digital imaging technology.