Phase One has released Media Pro 1.2. Media Pro, a powerful photography assistant for finding, organizing, and sharing digital images and videos no matter where the files are stored. Media Pro supports very large photo libraries, with support for photo and video files from more than 100 different cameras.
Epson America, Inc. introduced the Epson Artisan 1430 wide-format printer. Offering Ultra Hi-Definition prints as large as 13”x 19”, convenient wireless networking and mobile printing, the Artisan 1430 enables photo enthusiasts and professionals alike to complete a wide range of creative and professional projects.
BosStrap has reengineered the BosStrap Camera Sling System with an improved one piece design, the BosStrap OP Camera Sling.
The BosStrap OP always remains attached to your
Camera, but there are significant differences compared to conventional neck
straps. Sling straps incorporate a sliding fitting that moves along the strap, not
requiring the strap itself to move. In use, the camera glides smoothly along the
strap up to your eye; when not in use the camera rests comfortably at your hip.
The sling design dates back to 1885.
Designed for use with current model
DSLR's, camcorders and audio recorders, the MK100 is fitted with a
14mm electret condenser capsule which produces high quality audio
with a uni-directional pick-up. The microphone's Super Cardiod
design ensures maximum sound output from the front of the
microphone resulting in targeted audio recordings with minimum
interference from both sides and behind. The unique rubber
suspension absorbs unwanted mechanical vibrations from the
A 3-position volume sensitivity switch allows the user to optimize the
microphone's performance when recording both high and low level
audio. A "Low-Cut" setting minimizes wind noise. With its Hot Shoe
adapter and a 3/8" thread, the MK100 fits easily on any camera,
boompole, monopod or tripod. MAP is $159.95.
VANGUARD has introduced its anticipated Abeo Series tripod. Whether photographers are shooting still or video or both, Abeo’s strong legs support a heavy loading weight while maintaining a lighter overall weight than competitive tripods with similar loading capacities. Its legs securely adjust to 25, 50 and 80-degree angles with an ergonomic, ultra fast release button. Quick-flip leg locks enable fast setup and are tension adjustable.
Spider Holster announced it has started shipping its Spider Holster Black Widow Kit which offers a comfortable and secure carrying solution for entry-level DSLRs and other small-body cameras such as point-and-shoot, micro four thirds, and compact system camera models. Packaging the heavy-duty resin and stainless steel Black Widow Holster unit with all the basic accessories, such as the Black Widow Belt and just updated Black Widow Pad, ensures the optimal carrying comfort for consumer and prosumer photographers. The new and improved Black Widow Pad now includes an additional stabilizing feature to snug the camera’s lens to the Pad for added stability.
“Beyond the Kit Lens" is a series of seminars that will offer attendees a new perspective on photography. Under the instruction of professional photographers, André Costantini & Ken Hubbard, the 2-day seminar is designed to inspire the beginner to enthusiast photographers to make great images by understanding the choices that can be made when shooting. By dissecting a scenario, the instructors will explain how the camera works and how to improve images. Topics that will be discussed include lens choice, focal length, distance to your subject, aperture and shutter speed.
RTP, Rehabilitation Through Photography announces the election of Jackie Augustine to the position of President of the Board of Directors. Jackie is a 30 year veteran of the photographic industry. She served as Group Publisher of VNU/Nielsen’s Performance Group of Magazines and prior to that she was VP, Group Publisher of the High Technology Group of magazines at Primedia which included Petersen’s PHOTOgraphic and Shutterbug magazines. Currently she is the President of Jackie Augustine Consulting, a company focused on integrated media and marketing solutions. She is also a Member of the PMDA Board of Directors and Editor of the PMDA website.
Oloneo announced the immediate availability of Oloneo HDRengine, designed for the HDR photography enthusiasts and novices and comes with ready-to-use contents to jump start the photographer’s creative process. Oloneo HDRengine v1 for Windows is available now at the special introductory price of US$59 through the Oloneo online store at www.oloneo.com. A full-featured, 30-day-limited trial version of HDRengine can be freely downloaded from the company’s website as well.
Tamron Co., Ltd. has introduced the 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC lens. The new high-power all-in-one zoom lens is designed for the Sony NEX (E-mount) series of interchangeable-lens, lightweight and compact digital cameras. The lens will begin shipping in the U.S. December 15, 2011.
Tamron has created a high-power all-in-one zoom lens that is compact and lightweight, featuring a 62mm filter and weighing only 16.2 oz., while at the same time delivering superlative image quality. This compact size lets users easily shoot across an extended range - from wide-angle to full telephoto - with just one lens. Converted to the coverage of the 35mm format, this is equivalent to a range of 27mm wide-angle up to 300mm full telephoto.
The new Nikon D4 digital SLR is dubbed a professional multimedia unit that is said to offer unparalleled image quality, low-light capability and Full HD video. The Nikon D4 hosts a multitude of advanced new features and useful functions that deliver speedy performance and amazing image quality.
It has been 20 years since Parkside Optical introduced the original LensPen, and a generation of photographers and outdoor enthusiasts have counted on it to keep their cameras, binoculars and other fine optics clean and images sharp.
Profoto is proud to introduce the new Umbrella XL product line.
Available in three versions – white, silver and translucent – the new Profoto Umbrella XL features a diameter of 65” with a slightly parabolic shape that allows photographers to change the light distribution by simply sliding the umbrella shaft inside the flash head. In addition, the light spread can also be adjusted by moving the Zoom Reflector back or forth, creating an even more versatile look.
The Profoto Umbrella XL fits on all Profoto flash heads and monolights. It can also be mounted on Profoto’s Cine Reflector, and thereby can be used with the new line of continuous light sources – ProDaylight 800 Air and ProTungsten 1000 Air.
There is also an optional front diffuser available to soften the light and reduce the intensity by 1.5 f/stops, practically converting the white and silver models into a fully functioning Octabox. An optional stand adapter allows photographers to mount the umbrella on a light stand, or for use with other flash brands.
Induro www.indurogear.com has announced their new low-profile, heavy-duty Induro BHL Ballheads. Designed for use with today’s most popular professional camera systems, the new top of the line Induro BHL-Series low-profile ballheads provide secure and steady support for heavy camera bodies and lenses. Capable of supporting significantly more weight than most conventional ballheads, advanced composite materials make the BHL Ballheads about 20% lighter and 15% more compact than other comparable ballheads.
Nikon Inc. announced the addition of a new flagship speedlight, the SB-910. The SB-910 incorporates an enhanced and intuitive operating system and graphic user interface (GUI). The SB-910 speedlight comes equipped with a wide zoom range covering the most popular focal lengths as well as FX/DX-format identification that optimizes zoom settings based on the camera body. This new speedlight also provides a more efficient flash coverage and use of batteries as well as an enhanced Thermal Cut-Out function.