Photo District News (PDN) has released its extensive list of educational seminars during the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo -- October 23-26, 2013 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. More than 90 seminars, keynote presentations, and symposiums will be presented by the world’s foremost experts on the trends, technology, and creative techniques in the fields of photography, video, post-production, and business development. In addition, many of this year's seminars and symposiums will celebrate the 30th anniversary of PhotoPlus Expo with topics supporting the show theme, "Honoring the Past, Envisioning the Future."
The S115 is a camera pack that features a legendarily tough Pelican laptop case integrated with a water resistant, front compartment with padded dividers that hold and protect multiple camera bodies, lenses, flashes and other camera equipment. Its built-in laptop case is a watertight, crushproof and impact resistant compartment that can fit an Ultrabook or any 15" notebook up to 1" thickness or any 17" MacBook.
Panasonic announced the addition of a new single focal length lens, the LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 II ASPH (H-H020A) featuring a new metallic profile in the Micro Four Thirds standard. It boasts dramatic compactness and light weight despite its f/1.7 aperture that enables beautiful soft focus in the background, allowing the subject to stand out impressively.
The CB-58FTR is FLM's largest ball head, built to accept both a horizontal and vertical load of
up to 130 lbs. It weighs well under 2 lbs thanks to its hollow CNC-machined ball. Photographers
requiring extra precision will enjoy the tilt lock feature, allowing one to lock the side-to-side movement
of the ball head, at any angle, and permitting only front-to-back movement of the ball. Panoramic
shooting and stitching is easily done using the PRS knob for precise audible and tactile clicks at every 15˚ when panning. The Friction Memory Ring will lock the friction at a pre-set value, enabling the photographer to tighten the ball head further, but not loosen it any further, until the Memory Ring is dis-engaged, preventing any mishaps when attaching or removing the camera to and from the ball head.
Based on the same sleek, stylish design as the existing RX100 model, the new RX100 II features a new 1-inch back-illuminated CMOS sensor, enhanced system expandability and adds Wi-Fi® convenience with NFC One-Touch compatibility. With an identical camera body and design as the existing RX1 camera, the new special edition RX1R model has had its optical low pass filter removed for increased resolution and detail.
Blackmagic Design has announced the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, a beautifully designed, pocket sized digital cinema camera that includes features such as Super 16mm sized 1080HD sensor, super wide 13 stops of dynamic range, built in SD card recorder for Apple ProRes, lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW capture and active Micro Four Thirds lens mount, all in an attractive compact design for only US$995.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced the launch of the GALAXY NX, the first 3G/4G LTE Connected Compact System Camera (CSC). The GALAXY NX combines cutting edge optical performance with connectivity capabilities and a galaxy of applications based on the Android eco-system. The result is a new type of connected device that allows users to turn their experiences into a story that can be instantly shared with anyone they choose, from wherever they might be, in amazing color and outstanding detail.