Today’s DSLRs do a lot to keep your images sharp, but for long exposures and perfect camera alignment, you still can’t beat a tripod. We want to see your best shots that could not have been accomplished without three legs under your camera: Breathtaking panoramas, action-packed long exposures, eye-popping HDR, and hyper-detailed macro are all welcome. We’ll give the best shot an ABEO Pro 283CGH tripod (value $549) plus the winning photo will appear in Shutterbug Magazine.
The DSLR Pro Kit includes everything you need to clean the optics on your DSLR: the Original LensPen for lenses, FilterKlear™ to clean filters and MicroPro™ for eyepieces. All three feature two working ends: a retractable naturalbrush for removing loose dust and a carbon-impregnated cleaning pad for removing fingerprints from the optics surface. The carbon compound used in LensPen products is similar to the one found in printer’s ink – which is why newspapers have remained a popular method for cleaning windows and glass for generations. Also included in the DSLR Pro Kit is a microfiber pouch that holds all three pens and can also be used as a cloth for other cleaning applications.
The new size is made specifically for printing 8” x 12” images, which are native to full-frame sensor digital cameras. This type of camera, which has become more popular over time, creates image files in the 2:3 aspect ratio. This ratio produces image files that are 4x6, 8x12, 12x18, and up. 9” x 13” sheets are convenient because they allow photographers to print a full un-cropped 8" x 12" image with a slight border on all sides, perfect for matting and framing.
Red River Paper offers 9” x 13” sheets in glossy, luster, satin, matte, and fine art inkjet paper surfaces. Boxes range from 20 sheets to 50 sheets and start at just $19.99.
The new 16–megapixel Live MOS Sensor achieves both high-resolution and high sensitivity image and video recording. The Venus Engine was also newly developed for the GF6 to attain both high-performance signal processing and noise reduction, achieving a maximum ISO 25,600 (Extended) making the most of the new sensor.
FUJIFILM North America Corporation has announced the launch of the FUJINON XF55-200mm (83-300mm equivalent) F3.5-F4.8 R LM OIS, the first XF telephoto zoom lens for the X-Series Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera System that includes the award-winning FUJIFILM X-Pro1 and FUJIFILM X-E1. The all new XF55mm-200mm F3.5-F4.8 gives photographers a fast aperture across the entire zoom range and outstanding image stabilization for sharp, high resolution images.
While smartphones and digital cameras have made it easier than ever to capture every fleeting moment, they’ve also created some unique challenges: many of our cherished photographic memories are locked away on computer hard drives or camera memory cards never to see the light of day again. These images are not only gathering virtual dust, they’re alsovulnerable to hard drive crashes that could erase them forever.
Hensel is calling on photographers worldwide to send photographs of them with their favorite Hensel product. They are looking for a picture of a Hensel product, either by itself or together with the photographer on the job. Funny, extreme, straight, or just different; it should be likeable. Write them a short statement of 500 words or less and submit it with your picture.
TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) would like to thank all the readers who took part in the TIPA Readers’ Survey for 2013 that was published in the members’ magazines. The prize draw for the TIPA Award winning cameras took place in Madrid on 29 April 2013 under the supervision of a notary. We're happy to report that Shutterbug reader Randy Johnson won a Panasonic LUMIX GX1 with a Panasonic LUMIX G Vario PZ 14-42mm lens for his participation in the survey.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced that the new NX1100, compact system camera (CSC) with built-in Wi-Fi and AutoShare, is now available nationwide bundled with Adobe® Photoshop Lightroom 4 for a MSRP of $599.99.
Manfrotto Distribution has introduced a slimmed down lineup of Kata rollers, shoulder bags, video backpacks and rain covers. Designed especially for professional videographers, Kata's products offer a wide selection of carrying and protective solutions.
The Stile Plus collection by Manfrotto combines Italian style with functionality and great protection. On the outside no one can tell the bags were designed for cameras, but one peek inside exposes the ingenuity of Manfrotto designers.
Adorama has introduced the Flashpoint 3 Lighting Kit with Light Stands, 3-33” Umbrellas, Socket, Bulbs & Case.
Designed with photographers in mind, the Lighting Kit’s fluorescent lighting system handles a wide variety of complex lighting needs. Easily customize the lighting setup by adding diffusers for a softer effect, or collapsible reflectors to alter the quality of the light. All pieces break down easily for storage in the included case. Designed for both studio and location work, the Flashpoint 3 Lighting Kit gives the photographer plenty of lighting choices while on a shoot.