These easy-to-use RFi Softboxes are available in 12 different sizes and four models: rectangular, square, octagonal and strip. In addition, users will not need to worry about what strobes they are using as the new speedring adaptors make the RFi Softboxes compatible with no less than 26 different flash brands.
Canon U.S.A., Inc.announced two new additions to the Company’s EF lens family, the new EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM and EF 35mm f/2 IS USM lenses. Each of these two lenses features unique optical attributes for a variety of situations. The new EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM has macro shooting capabilities at the telephoto end and the EF 35mm f/2 IS USM adds Canon’s proprietary Image Stabilization (IS) to this popular prime lens focal length.
The Flex Lens Shade is a flexible lens shade that can be easily attached to any lens to block unwanted light from the lens. This large (7 x 11"/17.78 x 27.94 cm) lens shade attaches to a lens or lens hood using the included touch-tab strap, and can be bent into whatever shape you need to prevent lens flare--the shade keeps the shape you bend it into.
Founder of enlight photo, James Madelin, launches ioShutter for Nikon, a simple-to-use and versatile shutter release accessory for SLRs, ioShutter connects your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad direct to your SLR. The ioShutter app then offers extensive shutter control features. ioShutter makes pin-sharp long exposures, stunning light trails, timelapse sequences and more easy for amateur and pro photographers alike. ioShutter even includes ShakeToTake movement and ClapToSnap sound triggers.
Since the initial announcement of its introduction in July, underwater photographers have eagerly awaited the arrival of SeaLife’s widest angle and most advanced external lens to date. The wait is over. The SeaLife Fisheye Wide Angle Lens is now shipping to SeaLife dealers.
Unified Color Technologies announced the launch of HDR Express 2. The latest evolution of Unified Color’s true-color HDR software features its most streamlined workflow yet, making it ideal for photo enthusiasts new to HDR. HDR Express 2 has further simplified the HDR photography process to a point that promises users of any skill level first-time success when creating 32-bit color HDR images.
Delkin Devices is proud to announce the newest additions to their extensive Fat Gecko product line, the Fat Gecko Monopod and Tripod. Both made of carbon fiber material, the Fat Gecko Monopod & Tripod are said to be the lightest, most durable, and inexpensive Carbon Fiber products currently on the market. All components of the Fat Gecko Tripod and Monopod, including the carbon fiber and steel parts, are made in America.
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.
Fotodiox (www.fotodioxpro.com) announced the immediate availability of its WonderPana 145 and WonderPana 66 Filter Systems. These lens hood adapter Systems are said to be ideal for panorama, nature, architectural, fashion and event photographers, as well as analog and digital filmmakers who are looking to better manage lighting balance and avoid time-intensive post-production editing.
The New York Institute of Photography, the world’s largest and oldest photography school, introduces a new wedding photography lesson into its renowned Complete Course in Professional Photography. The new lesson was written by Clay Blackmore, an innovator in the world of photography and portraiture.
Tamarkin & Bertoldi Vintage Auctions held their 29th rare camera auction last weekend which was held over two days. There were 549 lots offered and included vintage camera gear from Leica, Rolleiflex, Nikon rangefinder, and other famous marques.
Featured in the auction was a like new black enamel Leica M2 that sold for over $39,000 (including buyer’s fee), a 15mm Hologon f8 lens that was hammered down for over $15,000, and a 1937 Leica 250 GG Reporter for $6,000. Another extremely interesting sale was the mounted Minox Sales Display from the 1960s that sold for over $3,700.
Corel announced Painter Lite, a powerful painting app designed specifically for aspiring digital artists. Based on Corel® Painter™, the original natural-media software, Painter™ Lite gives digital art enthusiasts an affordable way to experience realistic digital painting. With a wide range of brushes including acrylics, markers, impasto and special effects, Painter Lite opens up a world of creativity for anyone looking to pursue an interest or future career in digital art.
onOne Software, Inc. announced the availability of Perfect Photo Suite 7. Improved to give photographers even more ways to maximize their creativity and solve common problems in digital photography, Perfect Photo Suite 7 provides easy-to-use and powerful tools to develop stunning black and white photographs, enhance the look and feel of images with professionally-designed effects, beautifully retouch portraits, replace unwanted backgrounds, control depth-of-field after the shot has been taken, as well as resize and prepare images for print, in robust layered file workflow—in one affordable package.
Perfect Photo Suite 7 introduces five new products—Perfect B&W, Perfect Portrait 2, Perfect Layers 3, Perfect Effects 4 and Perfect Resize 7.5 Pro, integrated with existing favorites Perfect Mask 5.2 and FocalPoint 2. Photographers can effortlessly move between all of the modules while editing their photos using Perfect Photo Suite 7 as a standalone application. Photographers can also use Perfect Photo Suite to extend the image editing power of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture, and as a plug-in to Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Elements.
Phase One released Capture One Pro 7. Capture One Pro 7 is a major release built on a new processing engine with new and advanced professional tools that dramatically boost out-of-the-box image quality, offering exquisite detail and color rendition. Powerful digital asset management functionality, derived from years of technical expertise built into the Media Pro catalog system, has been added to offer more options to select, search and organize image files. And the world’s most advanced tethering shooting solution now includes Live View support for selected DSLRs.
“Phase One engineers have unique advantages in developing image processing software: their high-end digital hardware expertise, their enduring passion for perfection and their collaboration with some of the world’s best photographers,” said Linda K. Poulsen, Software Marketing Director, Phase One.