LitePad Loop, Rosco’s new ring light, provides soft, diffused lighting that is so much in demand from photographers, cinematographers and videographers. The light engine within the Loop is Rosco LitePad, which is well known for its flattering, indirect light output. (LitePad fixtures are widely used in film and video production because of this quality.)
Old-school good looks, classic details, and innovative, effective protection for cameras and photo accessories – the Clik Classic line’s sophisticated retro style and leading-edge features make them fantastic packs for photographers who wander the trails and ramble the urban landscape.
Classic features include felt-lined shoulder straps, leather accessory braze-ons, metal closures, vintage woven labels and rustic charcoal nylon packcloth. Each feature serves a purpose, and together they work to create a retro outdoor mojo that gives the packs a distinctly downtown vintage flair.
And each pack is built to perform for photographers on the go. Innovative padded bays protect lenses, flashes, extra lenses and expensive SLR cameras. Accessory pockets organize the little things, keeping them right at hand. Clever access portals let you access your camera without breaking stride so you never miss the shot.
It has been 20 years since Parkside Optical introduced the original LensPen, and for a generation photographers and outdoor enthusiasts have counted on LensPen to keep their cameras, binoculars and other fine optics clean and images sharp.
As digital replaced film, models specifically designed to clean LCD screens, compact camera lenses, viewfinders and filters were added to the product line. And now these five LensPen models – Original, DigiKlear, MiniPro,MicroPro and FilterKlear – feature a stylish new design and state-of-the-art packaging. A completely new look, but with the same unmatched features thathave made LensPen an optics necessity, not just an accessory.
Phase One is launching a series of one-of-a-kind online events entitled “Phase One Live; Your Inspiration Stream.” Hosted by Phase One and some of the world’s leading photographers, each event will showcase a specific photography project -- tracking each step in that project’s workflow from conception through completion. The premiere event on May 23 features award winning British landscape photographer, Joe Cornish.
onOne Software, Inc.announced the availability of Perfect Effects 3 Free Edition. Based on the award-winning Perfect Effects 3 engine, Perfect Effects 3 Free is a robust photography effects software program for image enhancement and creative stylization. It may be used as a standalone application, as an external editor for Apple Aperture, Adobe Lightroom or as a Photoshop plug-in, including the new Lightroom 4 and Adobe Creative Suite 6 Beta.
Tamron USA, Inc. announced the SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007), the world's first full-size high-speed standard zoom lens equipped with VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), with resolution at the top of its class, will be available starting April 26, 2012 in Canon mount with Nikon mount following. Delivery of the Sony mount version has not been released.
Panasonic announced a new digital interchangeable lens system camera, the LUMIX DMC-GF5, which joins Panasonic’s award-winning LUMIX G Series of digital cameras, which are acclaimed for their high image quality with small and compact body and lenses. The LUMIX GF5 features a newly developed 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor and redesigned Venus Engine, helping to ensure true-to-life images through exceptional resolution, image rendering and color reproduction. Even in low-light situations and at a maximum 12800 high ISO sensitivity, the LUMIX GF5 produces stunning photos and videos. The noise reduction system includes a combination 3DNR (3D Noise Reduction) and MNR (Multi-process Noise Reduction) allowing for both bright areas and dark areas to be faithfully reproduced with minimal noise in high sensitivity image recording.
Lensbaby announces its popular SLR creative effects camera lens, the Composer Pro is now also available for Micro 4/3rds cameras (including Panasonic Lumix™ G Micro System and Olympus PEN®), Sony® NEX, and Samsung NX cameras. The Composer Pro for mirrorless cameras is compatible with the Lensbaby Optic Swap® System and ships with the Double Glass Optic installed.
Western Digital introduced the first 2 TB capacity portable drive dedicated for Mac® customers, My Passport® Studio™. This new standard in high storage capacity, along with Apple® Time Machine® compatibility for quick and easy automatic backup of Mac hard drives, allows Mac users to use one drive for the protection and transport of virtually all their digital content, everywhere they go. The new My Passport Studio portable drive maintains its elegant and protective all-metal casing to complement the MacBook® Pro or MacBook® Air®, providing the beautiful aesthetic that Mac users expect while increasing storage capacity to 2 TB, enough space for approximately 400,000 photos, 240 hours of video or 500,000 songs(1).
Tenba announced that is has introduced a new Roadie II Hybrid case. The Hybrid is a protective, rolling photo/laptop case that meets strict international airline carry-on standards, and it includes a fast-deploying backpack harness to comfortably carry a loaded case over rough terrain or up stairs.
The 50-150mm F2.8 APO EX DC OS HSM telephoto lens is the successor to the 50-150mm F2.8 APO EX DC II HSM. The updated lens now features Sigma’s own proprietary Optical Stabilizer (OS) technology, which offers the use of shutter speeds approximately four stops slower than would otherwise be possible. The lens design utilizes an inner-focusing and inner-zooming system that provides convenient handling and this, along with the OS feature, makes it favorable for high-performance, handheld, close-up photography. Additionally, the Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures quiet and high-speed auto focusing, while allowing full-time manual focus capability.
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.
Backdrop Outlet will be hosting a photography event on the weekend of June 8th thru June 10th. This event will be hosted at the Backdrop Outlet warehouse in Oceanside, Ca.
Attendees can look forward to exceedingly low prices on all merchandise in the warehouse. There will be deals specifically on products, such as, muslins starting at $19, closeout props $5, Candy Sticks $10, and all lighting equipment for 75% off! There will be door prizes, free giveaways, refreshments, free parking, raffle drawing, bruised & discounted items along with many other great specials!
With the new Strap-Surfer, the German company Sun-Sniper GmbH introduces the next revolution in savvy camera carrying and presents the most clever connection between a regular shoulder bag and a camera since the invention of the tripod adapter. With only a few simple steps, the Strap-Surfer is firmly attached to the shoulder bag and secured. The camera can then be carried right on the bag – the photographer no longer has to decide whether to take the bag or the camera strap and does not have to wear a strap over each shoulder.
SeaLife has created the twin-flash DC1400 Pro X2 for underwater photographers. With a pair of extremely powerful strobe lights on each side, the DC1400 Pro X2 package combines brilliant illumination with a feature-packed, easy-to-use 14-megapixel underwater camera that will bring out the professional underwater photographer in you on any dive.