Inspired by its street and skate heritage, camera accessories brand Visualante is about to releasetheir second line of camera bags. With these products, Visualante wants to reform the monochromatic and stale photography and video market with a moreexpressive design. All bags have features tailored for the streets and will be available at photo/video specialists, as well as skate and streetfashion stores, worldwide fall/winter 2012.
FOTOFOCUS, a nonprofit arts organization, champions the ubiquity of photography and its important role in contemporary culture. FOTOFOCUS recaptures the spirit of Cincinnati’s legacy as an epicenter of art production and creative exchange, and seeks to revitalize that spirit for the 21st century. Acting as a catalyst for institutional collaboration and community engagement, FOTOFOCUS organizes a month-long biennial celebration spotlighting independently programmed exhibitions of historical and contemporary photography and lensbased Art.
Stan Tamarkin, renowned Leica expert, retailer and historian, along with partner Dean Bertoldi, award winning designer, professional photographer and marketer, are proud to introduce Tamarkin & Bertoldi Vintage Auctions LLC, an auction company dedicated to providing vintage photographic and horologic products to collectors and investors worldwide. Their combined expertise will be used to expand on the already successful Tamarkin Photographica—a rare camera auction business started by Stan in 1996. Stan and Dean will remain committed to providing personal service, appraisals and guidance to both sellers and buyers of their investment quality offerings.
Fujifilm North America Corporation announced the launch of the allnew waterproof FinePix XP170 digital camera that combines rugged protection and durability with a new, innovative Wireless Image Transfer function that allows users to wirelessly connect to their smartphone or tablet and then upload images to the Internet for online sharing. The FinePix XP170 is the latest edition in Fujifilm’s bestselling line of waterproof cameras for three years in a row.
Innova Art Ltd introduces FibaPrint Warm Cotton Gloss; a new premium inkjet paper for fine art and photography. FibaPrint Warm Cotton Gloss consists of a 100% cotton base with Innova’s latest high-performance ink receptive coating technology. “There are no optical brighteners, so this paper grade presents a pleasing, luxurious, warm-tone shade and ensures no worries concerning long term color shifts,” states Wayne Connelly, US President of Innova.
This product is targeted toward fine art photographers printing monochrome or full color works using professional aqueous inkjet printers from Epson, Canon, and HP. The warmth of FibaPrint Warm Cotton Gloss pairs nicely with the bright white FibaPrint Ultra Smooth Gloss and the Photo Canvas Ultra Gloss. Cut sheets and rolls up to 60” are available.
The Olympus TG-1 iHS is the world’s first rugged camera to incorporate an ultra-bright, high-speed f2.0 lens. The camera’s three-inch high-resolution OLED display (610K dots) is said to provide excellent visibility in bright situations. Protective coatings help to prevent scratches and cut down on reflective glare, and the company says that the photographer never need worry about water droplets obstructing images thanks to the water-repellent lens coating that prevents water from remaining on the lens surface.
Monterey, CA- The Monterey Museum of Art is very proud to present In Sharp Focus: The Legacy of Monterey Photography, June 16-September 30, 2012 at the MMA La Mirada, 720 Via Mirada, Monterey, CA, 93940.
The b-grip EVO, made in Italy by CPtech, provides a strong, safe support for your DSLR. The base attaches to your waist belt (or to the belt provided), while the quick-release plate attaches to the camera tripod socket. A quick release mechanism provides instant access to the camera when required. The b-grip EVO is clad with a brand new sleek design, additional fastening points and safety features. New accessories for the line include a Universal Tripod Adapter, a Handstrap and a Travel Kit.
Photomatix Pro 4.2 introduces 20 new built-in presets and the ability to filter thumbnail displays by category. All thumbnails, both user and built-in, can now optionally be displayed in two columns, and at a new larger size. Other updates include a new fusion method designed to produce natural-looking rendering of interiors with bright windows, and a Finishing Touch panel letting users add final adjustments to their images, with options for sharpening, increasing contrast, and adjusting the saturation of individual colors.
PromarkBRANDS, a U.S.-based designer, manufacturer, engineer and distributor of time-tested photographic and video lighting products and light shaping accessories, is celebrating National Photography Month during May on the company’s Facebook and Twitter pages. The company’s five brands, Photogenic Professional Lighting, Speedotron, Norman, Cool-Lux, and Smith-Victor, are featuring a tip-a-day on their social media pages and are holding five different Facebook contests for the chance to win kits and lights in honor of the month.
Redrock Micro launched the new ultraCage DSLR and ultraBase support for video-enabled DSLR cameras. The ultraCage DSLR has been called an essential accessory for converting the DSLR camera body into a movie-making production powerhouse.
Video DSLRs have arrived as legitimate filmmaking tools. Groundbreaking cameras like the Canon 5D MKIII and the new Nikon D800 deliver advanced movie features and outstanding results. However, the form factor of DSLRs severely limits the stability of shots and the ability to adapt accessories that are commonplace for high-quality filmmaking. Redrock products have evolved along with DSLRs and now offer the best solutions for shooting high quality movies with DSLR rigs.
OmegaBrandess Distribution announces four new Lens Guards to fit lenses and hoods from 3 7/8 inches (10 cm) in diameter all the way to 8 1/8 inches (20.5 cm).
The new XL, 2X-L, Jumbo, and Giant Lens Guards protect any of your larger lenses and many of your basic lenses with hoods. These include the popular Nikon 14-24mm and other fisheye and wide angle lenses; all brands of 70-200mm lenses; other popular zooms including the Nikon 80-400mm and 200-400mm, the Sigma 80-400mm, 100-300mm, 300-800mm and 50-500mm (the “Bigma”), the Tamron 200-500mm, and others; and large prime lenses -- 200mm through 800mm primes from Canon, Nikon, Sigma and others.
Lensbaby announced the availability of its Pro Effects Kit, which bundles the latest Lensbaby lens, optics & accessories, perfect for injecting creativity and uniqueness into a photographer’s portfolio. The Pro Effects Kit includes the Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic, the Edge 80 Optic, Macro Converters, Lens Cleaning Cloth and the Lensbaby System Bag.
Comfortably carry one or two D-SLRs with lens right on your backpack, where you can reach them easily and quickly – that's the ingenious idea behind the BACKPACK STRAP by SUN-SNIPER.
SUN-SNIPER's newest innovation solves the problem common to many hikers, mountain climbers, photo journalists and nature photographers - people who carry a backpack and need to have their camera nearby and ready to go in an instant. Instead of having to carry a backpack and a separate camera strap, owners of the BACKPACK STRAP can simply use their backpacks to transport their ready-to-shoot cameras. The SUN-SNIPER BACKPACK STRAP is fastened directly to the backpack. The backpack strap cushion evenly distributes the weight of the camera and lens, ensuring that your back is treated gently. The integrated SHOCK-ABSORBER – another highly praised SUN-SNIPER specialty – absorbs additional jolts and vibrations, making carrying equipment up to 5 kg a pleasure.