The Xit Group has introduced two new flash units as part of their Elite Series of products. The XTDF260C and the XTDF260N flash units are designed for Canon and Nikon respectively. They feature a full LCD display, bounce, swivel and an automatic power zoom head. The flash will automatically zoom as you zoom your lens. They have metal shoes for better strength. They feature a guide # of 276 ft. They have a power saving mode, a PC synchronous port, wireless trigger sensor, and they support front curtain synchronous shooting. They support multi-flash lighting applications (S1/S2 modes). It also has power ratio control from 1/1 down to 1/128 power. It can be used as a slave flash as well. It takes 4 AA batteries and comes complete with a heavy duty case, which holds 4 AA batteries (not included), as well as a diffusor (included), and a flash stand (included).
The Xit Group has introduced a new Quick Release Dual Shoulder Camera Neck Strap, dubbed the ultimate solution for two camera shooters. It is light weight at only 0.84 lbs., and small with a widening shoulder construction which reduces the burden. The strap is ergonomically designed and the weight is evenly distributed by way of the shoulder pads.
The AirBox is the first wind-resistant softbox, utilizing wind tunnel technology
with light dispersion technology, giving the photographic industry the first wind resistant light
modifier on the market.
The internal air flow system guides the air through the box - the open holes in the front allow air
to flow through the softbox. Users can regulate air flow by opening and closing the air vents on
the side of the softbox as needed. As you open the vents, you are also regulating the light value
of the softbox. The inner air flow baffle helps provide light dispersion throughout the box.
Remove the inner baffle and create a hot spot with a vignette.
YPOC, a leading producer of custom canvas prints and pioneer of innovative print-on-canvas processes, has re-designed its website to help consumers take all the guesswork out of converting their precious photos into amazing PhotoGiclées on canvas. By incorporating proprietary Image Resolution Detection software, uploaded images are automatically "evaluated" to determine all canvas enlargements that will render excellent results. Canvas sizes deemed too large based on the quality of the original image file can still be chosen, but only those sizes that will showcase the image best will be highlighted, helping to avoid customer disappointment and removing the customer need to use image editors like Photoshop.
Zenfolio Inc. (www.zenfolio.com) announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with ShootDotEdit (www.shootdotedit.com), the leading digital media post production service, to provide photographers with an integrated workflow to go from shooting straight to selling. This integration is second in a series of value enhancing partnerships for Zenfolio and will allow professional photographers to eliminate time consuming steps in their workflow.
Zenfolio Inc. (www.zenfolio.com) debuted the next generation of its offering for photographers seeking to affordably and professionally manage all aspects of their photography business. With the new release, Zenfolio users can create portfolio sites, take full control over the visual design using the Zenfolio Theme Designer, and increase online exposure with enhanced search engine optimization (SEO) positioning of all user web pages. At no additional cost, these improvements are available to all Zenfolio photographers including Basic, Unlimited and Premium users.
Zookbinders Inc. (www.zookbinders.com) has revamped its customer service approach with initiatives that make doing business easier and more profitable for professional photographers. The company’s renewed commitment to service excellence includes formation of The Zookbinders Customer Advisory Board and introduction of its customer loyalty program Zook Rewards.
“By Way of These Eyes: The Hyland Collection of Photography” opens at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on the University of Oregon on Saturday, September 28. The exhibition, on view through Sunday, December 29, presents more than 100 photographs drawn from the collection of Christopher Hyland, president of one of the world’s leading firms specializing in luxury residential fabrics and founder of the digital lifestyle magazine “HYLAND.”