Version 5.0 firmware for PocketWizard’s MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 brings the very latest features to both new and current PocketWizard owners. It offers two important features for Canon DSLR photographers. Its unique Rear Curtain Sync automatically engages to delay flash until the absolute end of the exposure with either on-camera or remote Canon speedlights as well as flashes triggered by standard PocketWizard radios or any studio flash with built-in PocketWizard receiver. Exclusive Pre-Flash Boost automatically increases preflash power to provide enhanced and more stable E-TTL performance for bounce flash, when using flash diffusers and for flash fill in bright daylight conditions.
WD (NYSE: WDC) introduced its new high performance My Book Studio LX external hard drive, which offers a high-speed FireWire 800 interface and features a sleek new, cool-to-the-touch aluminum case that complements any iMac, G5 or MacBook Pro. The award-winning, book-like design, with its customizable, always-on digital e-label, allows creative professionals to easily archive and find photos and videos from different projects and time periods, even when the drives are unplugged.
Bower has partnered with Cisco under the “Designed for Flip” program to launch a .45x Wide Angle Magnetic Lens. The lens will enable the videographer to take video shots with a much wider and panoramic view to capture scenes that were unable to be captured before. The lens is simple to use and easy to attach. The lens comes with a sturdy magnetic design specially designed to fit all Flip cameras. Bower has manufactured the lens with high quality Japanese optics.
When Sigmund Freud wrote that the Uncanny (in German ‘Unheimlich’) was everything that ought to have remained hidden, but has come to light, it is tempting to imagine he had in the back of his mind the concealed (‘Geheim’) cameras that were in fashion during his early days in Vienna. Eighty years before subminiature ‘spy’ cameras became part of the Cold War secret agent’s kit, manufacturers in France and Germany were already experimenting with devices disguised as everyday domestic objects: books, binoculars, articles of clothing and, more surprisingly, revolvers.
Image Engineering, one of the leading global companies for the development of measuring processes for digital imaging, has come up with a special highlight for the upcoming photokina 2010. With the help of the first-ever living test chart, visitors to the leading global trade fair for imaging, which will be held from September 21 to 26, can bring along their cameras or camera-equipped cell phones to the Boulevard in the trade fair halls and have them tested free of charge. This attention-getting activity is supported by Koelnmesse as the organizer of photokina and by other sponsors including CHIP Foto Video, Foto Gregor, and the image services provider Viabild.
ExpoImaging, Inc. announced availability of the Rogue Grid, the newest addition to its Rogue FlashBender product line.
The patent pending Rogue Grid is uniquely designed to produce three different honeycomb grid angles. A 25˚ grid and a 45˚ grid align and stack to create a 16˚ grid, producing three distinct levels of spot lighting control in a compact and lightweight package.
Madridfoto is the first international contemporary photography fair held in Madrid. From Thursday 7th to Sunday, May 10th May, forty seven galleries will be travelling from near and far to show their works at the fair. Private and public collectors from Spain and further afield will be turning up to see the latest in photography and video, contact galleries and take in a wide breadth of work by over 350 artists who, while working in the same medium, propose a wide diversity of aesthetic and conceptual themes.
Red River Paper introduces 66lb. Polar Pearl Metallic photo inkjet paper. The new Polar Pearl Metallic is a truly unique inkjet paper that closely matches the look of photo lab metallic prints. Polar Pearl Metallic features the same aspects as its lab equivalent - a high gloss finish and a pearlescent base stock that yields an elegant iridescence in your images. The new paper is compatible with any inkjet printer and requires no special equipment, inks, or finishing techniques to achieve the metallic effect. Polar Pearl Metallic is part of Red River's Polar family of products, which represent the absolute state-of-the-art in photo inkjet papers.
From September 21 to 26, 2010, all the leading names in the international photography and imaging sector will be represented at the 31st Photokina. In the halls of the Cologne exhibition grounds, the “who's who” of the international photo and imaging sector will once again present the entire spectrum of products and services in the areas of modern image technology and image applications for consumers and professionals.