The new Sirui G-10X and G-20X ball heads keep all of the outstanding benefits of the current models (separate locking knobs for panning and main locking, secondary safety lock on the quick release platform, special anodized abrasion resistant surface, etc.), plus incorporate valuable new features.
Argraph Corporation is introducing two new pro-level photo/video monopods.
The Sirui P-324X and P-424X Photo/Video Monopods have three sturdy fold-down support feet that provide the stability of a tripod with the convenience of a monopod! The rugged feet can be stepped on, to prevent the monopod from moving, allowing you to creatively pan the monopod 360° and tilt up to 15° in any direction. This is possible thanks to the extremely smooth and adjustable ball head base located on the bottom of the monopod leg.
When not needed, the support feet fold flush and lock in place against the monopod leg, allowing it to be used as a conventional monopod. The large, slip-free rubber foot lets you work on any surface.
The iSeries 1914 Pro DSLR Case is said to be the ideal case to protect DSLR Cameras and their popular accessories. The interior of this case is made of high quality PE foam and can fit up to two camera bodies. The main camera compartment can be adjusted to fit a variety of DSLR body sizes. This section also has a perforated piece of foam that can be removed to accommodate cameras with battery grips. The orientation of the DSLR fit allows access to the memory card without removing the camera. It also allows for quick andeasy access to the camera by leaving the grip exposed, ready to grab. This case features four lens slots. Three of the slots are adjustable to fit a variety of lenses. Each one of the three adjustable slots contains three half inch foam rings that can be removed to fit different sized lenses. There is a section for lens hoods which can also be adjusted by three half inch foam rings. This case has additional compartments to fit a flash, memory cards, batteries, and other additional accessories.
SKB Corporation has introduced another size to the ever-growing line up of Watertight Injection Molded cases, the 3i-1309-6 and added a new custom interior to their photographic line of cases. The iSeries 13096BKMG is the ideal case for protecting the Blackmagic Cinema Camera or Production Camera 4K and popular accessories. The interior of this case is made of high quality PE foam to fit the camera with an additional accessory compartment that measures 5.5” x 7.5” x 4.5” for a lens, cables, sun hood, or memory cards.
Skooba Design has added two new models to its popular V.3 bag collection. The Photo/Tablet Traveler is a compact bag designed to efficiently carry a DSLR camera side-by-side with an iPad or other tablet, and the Skooba Satchel Mini is a full-featured laptop bag, ideally sized for the new 13” MacBook and similar-sized computers.
Corporation today introduced FireLite XPress, a portable, palm-sized hard drive
that includes a unique cholesteric liquid crystal display. The always-on display
is readable without power, identifies the drive by a user-designated name, indicates
the last date that information was recorded and provides a table of contents
for the drive. The display provides excellent readability even in direct sunlight,
allows for wide-angle viewing and exhibits high brightness and contrast.
Smartparts, Inc unveiled the eight inch SPX8WF, the company's first WiFi
digital picture frame. Redefining the category, the new SPX8WF boasts unparalleled
ease-of-use introducing a pre-assigned email address, one-touch internet setup,
automatic image correction, and on-frame photo album organization with no additional
subscription costs. Featuring an espresso wood frame, the SPX8WF gives consumers
the ability to view their digital images in remarkable clarity on an eight inch,
24-bit LCD screen, featuring a resolution of 800x600 and 16.7 million viewable
Smith-Victor, a leading manufacturer of photographic lighting equipment and accessories, is celebrating National Photography Month the entire month of May on the company’s Facebook and Twitter social media pages. The company is featuring a tip-a-day on its social media pages and is holding a Facebook contest for the chance to win Smith-Victor kits and lights.
Facebook users have the chance to win a Smith-Victor 2,000 Watt Pro SoftBox Light Kit or Smith-Victor FLO-220 220W Dimmable Fluorescent 4-Lamp Bank with Barndoors by posting their best original image and description of the lighting used to the Smith-Victor Facebook page. Entries should include details such as where lights were place, if the photo was shot with ambient light, and how the light wasdiffused. Each participant can enter up to three images. Entries will be judged by photographers and lighting professionals and the best two images with descriptions win the prizes.
Smith-Victor has unveiled a full line of new photo and video lighting kits. The new Smith-Victor kits include the FlashLite 110i, FlashLite Monolight and Quartz Halogen series. Each kit was specifically designed to meet current photographer’s photo or video lighting needs.
Photo sharing and printing options are becoming more interesting every day.
HP has announced that customers of its Snapfish online photo service can now
order prints online and have them ready for pickup in as little as one hour
at their local Walgreens. The in-store service applies to sizes 4x6 through
8x10 inches. The service is first rolling out for Walgreens locations in Boston,
New York and San Francisco. By late September HP anticipates that the service
will expand to over 4000 Walgreens locations.
Online photo site snapizzi announced that it has added an array of new web tools and print products that improve the photographer’s workbench and make photo sales and management easier than ever before.
Software Cinema has announced The Best of Dean Collins Finelight Video DVD set,
featuring the late Dean Collins, one of the most celebrated educators of lighting
and camera techniques in the industry. To honor Dean Collins, a portion of all
proceeds will be donated to CureSearch, the world's largest pediatric cancer
research organization working towards the cure and prevention of childhood and
adolescent cancer through scientific discovery.
Transferred from video to the high-quality DVD format, this six-hour tutorial
created for photo enthusiasts and professional photographers covers fundamental
and advanced lighting techniques that can be applied to standard or digital photography.
Lessons range from lighting techniques in portrait, product and fashion photography
on both small and large sets. Dean Collins teaches in-studio and on-location about
set up and reasons for lighting when creating the image. Included in the re-release
are commentary and overview by Skip Cohen, Rangefinder Magazine's publisher
and author; Tony Corbell, noted photographer and author; and Julieanne Kost, Adobe's
official Photoshop Evangelist.
Since the loss of Dean Collins to cancer, Software Cinema has become proactive
in the support of cancer research. In Dean's honor, the company now partners
with CureSearch, the largest pediatric cancer research organization. CureSearch
unites the Children's Oncology Group (COG) and the National Childhood Cancer
Foundation (NCCF) through a shared mission to cure and prevent childhood and adolescent
cancer through scientific discovery and compassionate care. For every Dean Collins
DVD purchased, Software Cinema will donate $5 to CureSearch.
Pricing and Availability
Software Cinema's The Best of Dean Collins will be available in June 2006
and can be purchased by going to www.software-cinema.com.
Regular price is $179.00, but reserve a copy before June 2006 to save over $50.00.
Adobe Systems Incorporated has announced the availability of a Software Developer's
Kit (SDK) for the Digital Negative Specification (DNG), an industry-wide initiative
to create a universal file format for solving workflow and archiving issues.
DNG SDK provides support for reading and writing DNG files as well as support
for converting DNG data into a format easily displayed or processed by imaging
applications. DNG SDK serves as a crucial starting point for adding DNG support
to imaging applications and allows camera manufacturers to incorporate native
DNG support to their cameras.
Light, compact and easy to use, Sony’s new 35 (SLT-A35) interchangeable lens camera brings pro-style shooting speeds and diverse creative options to photographers of all abilities.
Building on the acclaimed 33 and 55 models, the 35 camera with Sony’s Translucent Mirror Technology allows responsive, accurate continuous autofocus - whether shooting high-speed still photos or recording full HD movies.