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.
Datacolor announced the availability of SpyderCAPTURE PRO, a bundled product package featuring essential tools for photographers to manage color throughout the digital workflow process. The kit, which allows photographers to reliably assess and adjust images from capture to post-production, enabling true-to-life reproduction of images, includes four popular Datacolor Spyder products: Spyder4ELITE, SpyderCHECKR, SpyderCUBE and SpyderLENSCAL.
Introducing Abeo Plus, a versatile and durable tripod that provides exceptional support with a host of user-friendly features for a combination of strength and convenience.
Abeo Plus is the latest in Vanguard’s Abeo family of tripods for photo, video, and nature observation. Made to enable quick and easy setup without sacrificing support for heavy camera and lens combinations, Abeo Plus is made to handle virtually any situation. Available in diamond-woven carbon fiber or heavy-gauge aluminum,
Lensbaby announced the release of Spark, a fun and affordable addition to the Lensbaby lens family. Spark is geared toward young photo enthusiasts who are looking for a creative spark to help break out of the box of traditional photography. It retails for $80 and is available for Canon and Nikon DSLRs.
Hasselblad Bron, Inc., (www.bronimaging.com) announced the new broncolor Move 1200 L mobile power pack. No bigger than a camera bag, the Move is a lightweight athlete at an impressive price point.
With 1200 ws of power weighing in at about 13 lbs, the broncolor Move is equipped with full asymmetry across two lamp connections, while at the same time having a control range of up to 9 f-stops, absolute color stability thanks to the patented broncolor ECTC technology, and flash times down to an impressive 1/20,000s, which satisfies any imaginable photographic application.
The SUNBOUNCE “BOUNCE-WALL” is a compact system consisting of a supporting arm, flexible bracket and replaceable reflectors; it is simply screwed into the tripod thread of the camera. With the “BOUNCE-WALL”, the detachable flash becomes a creative professional tool - and it only takes seconds. No more nonsense "over the ceiling flash" or unimaginative straight-ahead flashes: the “BOUNCE-WALL” frees the photographer from the light constraints on location. Expressive, indirect, illumination can be achieved without an assistant or much effort. With the exchangeable reflectors in proven SUNBOUNCE quality, the tone of the main light can be controlled - ideal for soft portraits and targeted lightening of foregrounds.
Canon U.S.A., Inc.introduced the EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera, a versatile mid-range full-frame camera with the durability and performance professionals require and the creative imaging options serious photographers crave. Canon has coupled the incredible image quality of a newly designed 20.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ Image Processor with the creative potential of built-in wireless transmitter and GPS features. The camera also includes an 11-point AF array and 63-zone dual-layer iFCL metering sensor together with 1080p Full HD video capabilities, in an affordable camera body. Building upon the qualities that made the EOS 5D Mark II camera so successful, the EOS 6D bridges the gap for budget-minded photographers, videographers and cinematographers who are eager to step up into the world of full-frame imaging.
The LensPen Group has introduced an improved new design of their SensorKlear Loupe. The new SensorKlear Loupe features eight LEDs, which is double the four of the original model, and they’re powered by just two AAA batteries – long life, low-cost, easy to install and available everywhere. And the new loupe is versatile; it’s designed to fit both standard and Four-Thirds DSLR cameras. It’s easy to use; just remove the camera lens, place the Loupe on the aperture ring and turn on the light.
Corel announced the release of PaintShop Pro X5, a robust consumer photo editing and creative design solution. PaintShop Pro X5 delivers all the powerful editing and digital design tools needed to produce stunning images and professional works of art. With easy-to-use, pro-quality tools and built-in learning resources, every level of user, from aspiring amateur to seasoned professional, will be able to expertly organize, edit, and share their photographic and artistic visions with ease.
The latest release includes updates and refinements to PaintShop’s most popular features like layer styles, brushes and High Dynamic Range (HDR) tools. PaintShop Pro X5 also boasts new creative tools including Retro Lab, an Instant Effects palette and a Graduated Filter effect. Also new to X5 are the innovative social media integration and organizational tools like face recognition and Share My Trip which gives users the ability to share map based interactive slideshows.
PictureCode has released Photo Ninja,
a new professional-grade raw converter that offers powerful new tools
for getting the best possible results from a digital image.
According to early users, Photo Ninja delivers crisp and impressive
detail, and images have a uniquely pleasing and realistic look.
Moreover, it superbly exploits the dynamic range of modern cameras,
thanks to world-class algorithms for adaptive lighting, highlight
recovery, and noise reduction.
X-Rite, Incorporated announced a new addition to the ColorMunki family of color calibration solutions – the ColorMunki Smile. Ideal for photo hobbyists, design enthusiasts, gamers and any other users looking for the easiest way to color correct their computer monitors, ColorMunki Smile offers a simple and affordable option for beginner color perfectionists.
Tamron Co., Ltd. announced the development of a next generation 90mm Macro lens for full-size SLR cameras. The lens features completely redesigned optics, a proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation), and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive). The SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD will be available in Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts. The lens is expected to ship by the end of 2012. Pricing information will be announced at a later date.
Sigma has announced the restructuring of the Sigma lens lineup into three new categories, the launch of a new lens in each of those categories, the development of a new quality control inspection and measurement system for the lenses, and the design of new software and a USB docking station that will enable photographers to update and adjust their lenses to suit thier personal preferences.
Ideal for digital still photographers working with remote flash set ups, the new L-478DR model incorporates PocketWizard® wireless radio technology for in-meter power control of select studio flashes connected to PocketWizard ControlTL® receivers as well as standardtriggering with the entire PocketWizard wireless family of products. Both the L-478DR and L-478D are fully firmware upgradeable and use Sekonic’s breakthrough Data Transfer Software (DTS) system that automates meter calibration to the camera in use. In addition, an array of unique cine features put these meters in a class of their own.
PocketWizard radio technology enables reliable, fingertip control of remote flashes connected to PocketWizard ST4, MC2 and FlexTT5 ControlTL receivers and Nikon and Canon Speedlights connected to a PocketWizard FlexTT5 transceiver. Offered in both FCC (USA) and CE (Europe) frequencies, the LITEMASTER PRO L-478DR will support all ControlTL Channels and Zones (A, B, C). Power levels are easily controlled by touching or moving a finger over the L-478DR screen. Touching ControlTL Zone buttons marked A, B, or C allows the user to switch remote flashes on and off at the meter to make separate exposure measurements for easy adjustment of desired lighting ratios. Standard Channel and Quad Zone capability allow triggering all standard PocketWizard radios and flash units incorporating PocketWizard radio receivers. To learn more about PocketWizard, please visit www.pocketwizard.com.
ArcSoft has announced its Portrait+ Software, the first solution for auto batch-processing of portrait photos. New Portrait Software makes it easy for photo professionals to enhance dozens of photos with a single click. Portrait+ from ArcSoft uses batch processing so photo labs and studios can make every single person in photos look great, both quickly and easily. Using Portrait+, it is possible to deal with hundreds of photos automatically at one time. With a single click, a large number of photos can be quickly imported, and you can then batch-process photos with the desired effect and quickly export them. Portrait+ harnesses advanced, precise facial imaging technologies to generate finely-tuned results when adjusting key facial points around the eyes, eyebrows, nose and mouth.