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Press Release Posted: Jan 06, 2012 1 comments
It has been 20 years since Parkside Optical introduced the original LensPen, and a generation of photographers and outdoor enthusiasts have counted on it to keep their cameras, binoculars and other fine optics clean and images sharp.
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Press Release Posted: Jan 04, 2012 0 comments
Profoto is proud to introduce the new Umbrella XL product line.

Available in three versions – white, silver and translucent – the new Profoto Umbrella XL features a diameter of 65” with a slightly parabolic shape that allows photographers to change the light distribution by simply sliding the umbrella shaft inside the flash head. In addition, the light spread can also be adjusted by moving the Zoom Reflector back or forth, creating an even more versatile look.

The Profoto Umbrella XL fits on all Profoto flash heads and monolights. It can also be mounted on Profoto’s Cine Reflector, and thereby can be used with the new line of continuous light sources – ProDaylight 800 Air and ProTungsten 1000 Air.

There is also an optional front diffuser available to soften the light and reduce the intensity by 1.5 f/stops, practically converting the white and silver models into a fully functioning Octabox. An optional stand adapter allows photographers to mount the umbrella on a light stand, or for use with other flash brands.

Joe Farace Posted: Feb 14, 2012 Published: Jan 01, 2012 2 comments

The half-frame 35mm Olympus Pen F was introduced in 1963 and featured none other than the late W. Eugene Smith, cigarette dangling from his lips, in magazine ads of the time. Its latest digital incarnation, the E-P3, is built using the Micro Four Thirds system that unlike the Pen F is not half-frame and uses the same chip size (17.3x13mm) as the standard Four Thirds system. Like the original Pen F, it’s an extremely sophisticated camera wrapped in a compact, interchangeable lens body that delivers SLR performance and lots more. The E-P3 is the flagship of the Olympus Micro Four Thirds system and part of a family of compact cameras that includes the E-PL3, E-PM1 a.k.a. Mini, new lenses, and a clever little wireless speedlight.

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Jack Neubart Posted: Feb 13, 2012 Published: Jan 01, 2012 1 comments

The new Nikon D5100 D-SLR is a compact and lightweight DX-format camera. The body is about two-thirds the size of a D300, recording on SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. The similarly compact kit lens, an 18-55mm VR, provides good balance, and, along with my Nikon SB-900 Speedlight, all fits neatly into a compact camera bag. The grip on the D5100 was a little smaller than what I was used to, but I soon grew accustomed to it.

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Joe Farace Posted: Feb 09, 2012 Published: Jan 01, 2012 5 comments

“We’ve got to consider the pros and cons, make a list, get advice…” —Jim Backus in Rebel Without a Cause

 

I don’t blame you for being confused. I just tested the EOS Rebel T3i, which I really, really liked, and along comes this review of the EOS Rebel T3. What’s the difference? In practical terms the Rebel T3 is somewhat smaller in size, lower in resolution (12.2 vs. 18 megapixel), and lacks the T3i’s swiveling LCD screen. Oh yeah, and it’s cheaper, too. But is it any good?

C.A. Boylan Posted: Feb 24, 2012 Published: Jan 01, 2012 0 comments

Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4 This is the latest version of Nik’s popular digital photographic filters for image retouching and enhancement. Color Efex Pro 4 is easy to use and offers a new generation of technologies and features that help you to create stunning effects. It has stackable filter combinations, visual presets, filter recipes, and new filters such as Detail Extractor, Vintage Film Efex, and Image Borders. The software also includes a History Browser, improvements to imaging algorithms, greater performance, and enhanced usability. The Color Efex Pro 4 Complete Edition contains 54 filters for a suggested retail price of $199.95. The Select Edition contains 25 filters for $99.95. You may also upgrade to the Complete Edition from any edition of Versions 2.0 or 3.0 for $99.95.

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Press Release Posted: Dec 30, 2011 1 comments
Induro www.indurogear.com has announced their new low-profile, heavy-duty Induro BHL Ballheads. Designed for use with today’s most popular professional camera systems, the new top of the line Induro BHL-Series low-profile ballheads provide secure and steady support for heavy camera bodies and lenses. Capable of supporting significantly more weight than most conventional ballheads, advanced composite materials make the BHL Ballheads about 20% lighter and 15% more compact than other comparable ballheads.
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Press Release Posted: Dec 27, 2011 1 comments
Nikon Inc. announced the addition of a new flagship speedlight, the SB-910. The SB-910 incorporates an enhanced and intuitive operating system and graphic user interface (GUI). The SB-910 speedlight comes equipped with a wide zoom range covering the most popular focal lengths as well as FX/DX-format identification that optimizes zoom settings based on the camera body. This new speedlight also provides a more efficient flash coverage and use of batteries as well as an enhanced Thermal Cut-Out function.
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Press Release Posted: Dec 22, 2011 1 comments
The JetMaster frame comprises a pre-cut, laminated self-adhesive board to which a paper or canvas print is pressed, then trimmed and folded to make a 3D gallery wrap print. Now, Innova Art is broadening the brand with the launch of the JetMaster paper, newly developed to enable perfect prints for the JetMaster system.
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Press Release Posted: Dec 19, 2011 1 comments
The 2012 CES boasts more than 250 conference sessions and 500 speakers ready to expand your knowledge and increase your inspiration.  Pair that with the more than 2,700 exhibitors showcasing their most innovative and ingenious products and services, you’ll quickly see why CES is the home of unbridled, jaw-dropping ideas.
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Press Release Posted: Dec 15, 2011 1 comments
OnOne Software has evolved its product line to offer the best tools for solving the most common problems faced by photographers today and integrate seamlessly into their workflow of choice. Photographers can use any of these onOne products as standalone applications as well as access them from within Photoshop, Lightroom or Aperture—or as integrated modules in the new Perfect Photo Suite 6.
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Press Release Posted: Dec 14, 2011 1 comments
The Annenberg Space for Photography is pleased to announce its next exhibit - Digital Darkroom, a group show featuring the work of 17 artists from the U.S., France and the U.K. that explores the intersection of art and technology. Digital Darkroom opens to the public in Los Angeles on December 17, 2011 and runs through May 30, 2012.
© Khyong Nguyen. Used with the permission of the Annenberg Space for Photography.
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Press Release Posted: Dec 13, 2011 1 comments
The Workshops@Adorama program features expert help for all levels of shooter from such respected photographers as Joe McNally, Bryan Peterson, and Doug Gordon. Conceived and directed by accomplished photo editor Monica Cipnic, this unique educational asset offers its participants a high level of access, information, and resources.
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Press Release Posted: Dec 12, 2011 43 comments

With a BosTail, you can permanently free up your tripod attachment socket and possibly avoid serious damage to your camera. BosTails can be used with any sling style camera strap. BosTails include a slip lock and a nickel plated, metal ring which is permanently attached to the BosTail. BosTails can be adjusted from 2" to 4" to accommodate different camera body heights and carrying configurations.

A BosTail attaches to the left side eyelet or left strap lug depending on the camera body. On cameras that have eyelets with triangular split rings, attach the BosTail to the left side split ring. If your camera comes equipped with a lug for its strap, simply remove the camera strap and install the BosTail on the left side lug. A BosTail never needs to be removed from the camera body. Each camera body should have its own BosTail.

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Press Release Posted: Dec 09, 2011 1 comments
Panasonic announced its latest Compact System Camera (CSC), the LUMIX DMC-GX1, which joins Panasonic’s award-winning LUMIX G Series of digital cameras. The new LUMIX GX1 features a 16.01-megapixel Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine, helping to ensure real-to-life images through excellent resolution, image rendering and color reproduction. Even in low-light situations and at maximum 12800 high ISO sensitivity, the LUMIX GX1 can produce stunning photos and videos, and because of its compact size it can be easily carried for daily use.

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