The latest advance from the Nissin Group is the MG8000 Extreme Flash; the world's first “machine gun” camera flash designed for the heavy user, where maximum flash output is required over a long period of time without overheating or shutting down. This flash produces more than 1000 continuous 1/1 flasheswithout overheating – three times more than a traditional flash.
In cooperation with the Society of German Nature Photographers (GDT), photokina 2012 will present different lectures every day on the community stage about the fascinating world of nature photography
“The stage is set for nature!” will be the daily theme on the community stage in Hall 5.1 during photokina week, from 18th to 23rd September. Together with the Society of German Nature Photographers (GDT), photokina will present a new lecture each day from Tuesday to Saturday on the theme of nature photography.
Pelican Products, Inc.announced the introduction of Pelican ProGear Urban Backpacks as the first products available in its newly-established consumer products line, Pelican ProGear.
Each Urban Backpack incorporates either a Pelican™ hard case or rigid compartment to fit and protect personal electronics and belongings. The integrated crushproof Pelican case – designed to safeguard laptops, MacBook® computers, netbooks, e-readers, tablets, keyboard and other accessories – features the same military-grade durability as Pelican’s classic case products. Each Urban Backpack is designed to be comfortably lightweight with a ballistic nylon construction for long-lasting durability.
Nikon Inc. announced the expansion of the popular Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System with the addition of the Nikon 1 J2 camera and the 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens to provide users with amazing image quality and stunning 1080p HD video in a portable, powerful package.
M-ROCK’s top and front opening Double Access Notebook Camera Bags 5000 series consists of four sizes; The Cascade 5020 for compact or mirror-less SLR cameras with a MSRP of $100, The Glacier 5040 and Grand Canyon 5060 for a regular SLR camera body with MSRPs of $107 and $112 respectively and the Everglades 5080 for a Pro SLR Camera or a regular SLR camera with battery grip attached with a MSRP of $118. All four bags come with the same divider configuration and can hold one camera body with a minimum of two lenses and a flash. The stand out feature is the top or front access into the camera bags. The top access works best when carrying and accessing the bag from above, and the front access is ideal with the bag back down on a table top. The Cascade 5020 and Glacier 5040 include a rear pocket that can hold an iPad sized tablet and the larger Grand Canyon 5060 and Everglades 5080 can hold a small notebook.
LitePad Loop, Rosco’s new LED ring light, provides constant, soft, diffused lighting desired by photographers that need on-axis lighting to diminish shadows, blemishes andwrinkles. The light engine within the Loop is Rosco LitePad, which is well known for its flattering, indirect light output – making it the ideal lighting choice for close-up and macro photography. The ingenious, two-part design of the LitePad Loop allows for quick and easy attachment to virtually any camera system.
Phottix is proud to launch the BG-5DIII Multi Function Battery Grip. Available now, it holds one or two LP-E6 or 6 AA batteries and features AF/On, FEL and AF Points Buttons, vertical shutter button, command dial and power switch.
The BG-5DIII also provides a comfortable vertical shooting position with an additional shutter release and scroll wheel for easy access to the camera functions when shooting in the vertical orientation. The grip also has a tripod socket.
In an effort to provide a pre-show dialog between photokina buyers and exhibitors, the photokina is offering a "matchmaking" tool as part of the photokina website. The service allows photokina attendees to pose online questions and describe their particular interest in specific products, services or partnerships, all of which can be defined by geographic regions.
LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products announces the new G-Wiz Squared bag. Designed specifically for use with the PocketWizard Plus III Transceivers and accessories, this optimally-sized padded gear bag, available in three colors, packs a lot of room in a small space and still fits easily into a photographer’s complete gear bag.
Samsung Electronics America Inc. announced the NX1000, the first compact system cameras (CSC) with built-in Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi connectivity is available at the touch of a button, thanks to a dedicated Smart Link Hot Key on the top of the NX1000.
Available in black, white and pink, the NX1000 offers extreme portability and convenience combined with the power to capture premium photos and videos that are the standard of Samsung’s NX Series. A great introduction into the CSC category, the NX1000 is available now from Samsung retailers, priced at $699.99 MSRP.
There will be numerous special photo and imaging exhibits at photokina this year. The show runs from Sept. 18-22nd in Cologne Germany. Exhibits include:
Shoot Movie and Mobile Imaging
Shooting movies with DSLR cameras and picture taking with mobile handheld devices are major trends which influence the way professionals and amateurs are taking pictures. Photokina will feature those trends in special exhibit area on the photokina show floor.
When using a long, fast telephoto or zoom lens, it can be almost impossible to hand hold your equipment and frame images. To insure your images are sharp, you need a sturdy tripod and a rugged gimbal head like the Sirui PH-20 Gimbal Head, distributed by Argraph. The Sirui PH-20 Gimbal Head makes your heavy camera and lens system fast-handling and weightless! Attach the lens to the PH-20 and you can smoothly and precisely track fast moving subjects, pre-set your composition or be ready for unexpected photo opportunities.
From flattering portraits to faraway wildlife and fast-action sports, nearly every subject can be captured beautifully with the new SAL55300 telephoto zoom lens, the latest addition to Sony’s A-mount lens lineup.
Optimized for use with α A-mount camera models with APS-C sensors, the compact, stylishly-designed interchangeable lens is an ideal addition to the camera bag for any Sony photographer.
“The new SAL55300 lens is a perfect complement to our acclaimed line of alpha A-mount cameras with Translucent Mirror Technology, allowing consumers to capture distant, faraway subjects with razor-sharp focused images and Full HD videos,” said Mike Kahn, director of the alpha business at Sony Electronics. “With a versatile 55-300mm, 5.5x magnification range, fast, quiet performance and an attractive price tag, it’s a welcome addition to our alpha A-mount system.”
FUJIFILM North America Corporation announced the premium, compact long-zoom FinePix F800EXR digital camera that features a new innovative Wireless Image Transfer function that allows users to quickly and easily upload high resolution images to their smartphone or tablet. The F800EXR continues the tradition of superior image quality that the F-Series is known for with its speed, bright lens, intuitive use and advanced features. The new F800EXR also now includes six built-in photographic filters for users to get even more creative with their photography.
Three of the world's most renowned nature photographers--Frans Lanting, Thomas D. Mangelsen, and Art Wolfe--are teaming up to present a series of unique weekend events that will change the way you look at photography and what you can do with your own camera.