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.
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.
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.
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.
With a powerful output of GN43 (105mm ISO100 m), the compact yet versatile HVL-F43AM flash from Sony is optimized for superb results with all A-mount cameras.
As featured on the HVL-F58AM, the innovative Quick Shift Bounce system allows flash head position to be adjusted instantly when switching between horizontal and vertical compositions. This maintains consistent shadow positions regardless of camera orientation, allowing easy creation of natural-looking ‘bounce’ effects.
Further, Wireless Ratio Control makes it easy to select light emission ratios for up to three separate flash units. This allows quick creation of sophisticated multi-point lighting effects without the need for complex professional equipment.
Sony has introduced the world's first digital binoculars that record in AVCHD™ 2.0 format. The new models, DEV-3 and DEV-5, are ideal for nature/bird watching, they can record Full HD video with stereo sound at the touch of a button, and even add a 3D mode that records scenes as thrilling stereoscopic video footage for playback on most 3D HDTVs.
Sony introduced two new cameras (models SLT-A55V and SLT-A33) that adopt Sony’s newly-developed Translucent Mirror Technology, which achieves the highest-level of auto focus speed for both still image and movie shooting.