Panasonic announced the addition of a new single focal length lens, the LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 II ASPH (H-H020A) featuring a new metallic profile in the Micro Four Thirds standard. It boasts dramatic compactness and light weight despite its f/1.7 aperture that enables beautiful soft focus in the background, allowing the subject to stand out impressively.
The CB-58FTR is FLM's largest ball head, built to accept both a horizontal and vertical load of
up to 130 lbs. It weighs well under 2 lbs thanks to its hollow CNC-machined ball. Photographers
requiring extra precision will enjoy the tilt lock feature, allowing one to lock the side-to-side movement
of the ball head, at any angle, and permitting only front-to-back movement of the ball. Panoramic
shooting and stitching is easily done using the PRS knob for precise audible and tactile clicks at every 15˚ when panning. The Friction Memory Ring will lock the friction at a pre-set value, enabling the photographer to tighten the ball head further, but not loosen it any further, until the Memory Ring is dis-engaged, preventing any mishaps when attaching or removing the camera to and from the ball head.
Based on the same sleek, stylish design as the existing RX100 model, the new RX100 II features a new 1-inch back-illuminated CMOS sensor, enhanced system expandability and adds Wi-Fi® convenience with NFC One-Touch compatibility. With an identical camera body and design as the existing RX1 camera, the new special edition RX1R model has had its optical low pass filter removed for increased resolution and detail.
Blackmagic Design has announced the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, a beautifully designed, pocket sized digital cinema camera that includes features such as Super 16mm sized 1080HD sensor, super wide 13 stops of dynamic range, built in SD card recorder for Apple ProRes, lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW capture and active Micro Four Thirds lens mount, all in an attractive compact design for only US$995.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced the launch of the GALAXY NX, the first 3G/4G LTE Connected Compact System Camera (CSC). The GALAXY NX combines cutting edge optical performance with connectivity capabilities and a galaxy of applications based on the Android eco-system. The result is a new type of connected device that allows users to turn their experiences into a story that can be instantly shared with anyone they choose, from wherever they might be, in amazing color and outstanding detail.
FUJIFILM North America Corporation announced the premium FUJIFILM X-M1 compact system camera (CSC), the third interchangeable lens system camera introduced within the award-winning FUJIFILM X-Series. The X-M1 is a lightweight camera that includes the same 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor used in the FUJIFILM X-Pro1and X-E1.
“A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum” celebrates the
numerous ways in which photography, from early daguerreotypes to contemporary digital works, has
captured the American experience. The exhibition features landscape photography, formal portraits,
scientific images, vernacular snapshots, documentary-style works from the New York Photo League,
images from surveying expeditions sent west after the Civil War and more.
LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, announces the immediate availability of a new Nikon Power Cable (PW-DC-N10) for use with the PocketWizard MiniTT1 Transmitter, the Plus III and MultiMAX (version with USB port) Transceivers and any Nikon Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera equipped with a Nikon 10-pin remote terminal. The new cable provides a PocketWizard radio, mounted in the camera’s hot-shoe, the power it needs to operate from the camera.
Metz, one of the longest established consumer electronics companies in Germany, is proud to celebrate 75 years of high-quality product development and outstanding customer service. By combining experience and innovation, Metz offers sophisticated products, using modern technology in such a way that customers actually feel the benefits.
Spider Holster, announced the launch of its newest accessory, the SpiderPro Large Lens Pouch. Designed for the Pro-grade 70-200 mm zoom lenses with the hood attached, the pouch’s unique design provides superb quick-draw accessibility while maintaining optimal lens protection. All purchases will also include the Spider Monkey accessory holster (a retail value of $20.00), which is fully compatible and clips to the pouch exterior.
Epson has launched a series of videos celebrating the Black-and-White print, available now on Epson’s website. Looking back to the traditional Black-and-White darkroom for inspiration, the new tutorials offer unique insight into the latest digital Black-and-White printing workflows for both novice and more experienced photographers. In addition, in-depth interviews from John Sexton and Kim Weston – two photographic icons who work with traditional Black-and-White tools – underscore the importance of the Black-and-White print.
LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products announced a major update to its ControlTL firmware for the MiniTT1®, FlexTT5®, PowerMC2 and PowerST4 radios and minor updates for the Plus® III and MultiMAX radios.
The redesigned Phottix US-A3 is an affordable umbrella swivel for off-camera-flash. Made from tough and durable quality aluminum alloy and fireproof PA66 plastic, the US-A3 is ready for any photographic situation. The ball head design is easy to adjust for fast on-scene lighting changes. With an 8mm locking umbrella mounting hole, the US-A3 will accept most standard sized umbrellas. Included are a locking ring and a metal cold shoe for mounting flashes. The US-A3 3/8” threaded female lug (with 1/4” threaded insert) mounts onto many light stands.
The new lens represents Samsung’s innovation in 180-degree lens technology, and is compatible with the NX system, including the new NX300. Its expanded field of view makes the new 10mm fisheye lens the perfect companion for landscape photographers – allowing users to compose stunning images of sprawling cities, picturesque scenery and beautiful skies that stretch further than the eye can see. The lens’ ultra-wide fisheye perspective also lets users create unique portrait images, producing interesting effects and striking portraiture, allowing shooters to have more fun with their photography.