Mamiya, Phase One, and Profoto announced the Mamiya/Phase One V-Grip Air, the first vertical grip with a built-in wireless flash trigger; it is also the first and only wireless flash sync solution for a medium format camera system that is capable of delivering sync speeds as fast as 1/1600 sec. The new V-Grip also offers owners of Phase One and Mamiya 645DF cameras more shooting styles, and delivers longer camera battery life through power integration and easy firmware upgrades.
Panasonic Corporation of North America and Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) announced a commitment of $200,000 to provide full, four-year scholarships for three students at EARTH University (www.earth.ac.cr). The three beneficiaries will begin their studies at EARTH’s Costa Rica campus in January 2011 and come from the United States, Mexico and Brazil, countries where Panasonic has operations.
TAP is proud to announce Packaging Solutions, everything the photographer needs to make a lasting impression. TAP launches two new box lines in 7 colors with coordinating tissue and ribbon. Choose from Earthenware, 1pc clam shell boxes in buff, slate and bark or Tonal Trends, 2 piece slide boxes in lilac, sky, citrus and moss. Both lines are available in a variety of sizes.
OP/TECH USA’s UTILITY STRAP– Sling Version offers rapid access to camera or binoculars while maintaining the security of a strap worn across the shoulder. Using OP/TECH USA's exclusive Uni-Loop connectors, gear hangs securely at the side and will glide up and down the continuous loop sling without interfering with a camera's tripod connection. Most cameras will attach with a single Uni-Loop connector, but cameras with a second attachment point on the right side, or cameras with battery grips will use two. An adjustable “stop” lets the photographer configure the position where the camera hangs best. The quick disconnects allows one to change from a sling configuration to a more conventional neck/shoulder strap using any of OP/TECH USA's System Connectors (sold separately). The UTILITY STRAP is fully adjustable and is available in black. It’s proudly made 100% in the USA.
Schneider Optics introduced the PC-Super-Angulon 28mm f/2.8 wide-angle lens with Perspective Control for 35mm film and digital SLR cameras. This superior quality optic offers creative control normally achievable only with a view camera.
Spider Holster, a company specializing in unique holster-style carrying solutions for photographers, announced the immediate availability of its Spider Holster Black Widow Camera Holster, which offers photographers a comfortable and secure carrying solution that ensures quick-draw access for entry-level DSLRs, as well as camcorders, and other small-body cameras such as point-and-shoot, micro four thirds, and new mirrorless interchangeable lens models.
The recently launched LumiQuest Flickr site http://www.flickr.com/groups/lumiquest/ is conducting a photo contest for both professional and amateur photographers, with the Grand Prize winner being featured in the “Who Uses LumiQuest” ad campaign.
International Supplies announced today the launch of a new swim mask that features a built-in waterproof 5.0 megapixel digital camera so you can capture still photos and shoot video underwater, while keeping your hands free as you swim.
onOne Software, Inc.announced Perfect Presets for Photoshop Lightroom. Designed to help photographers work more quickly and easily while expanding their creative options, Perfect Presets for Lightroom 3.0 now offers a third volume of effects created by Mike Wong for a total of 192 presets.