The Tiffen Company is pleased to announce the release of the highly anticipated version three of the popular Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite (http://www.tiffensoftware.com). A powerful and robust video and still image editing effects suite, Tiffen Dfx 3.0 boasts enhanced multi-processor acceleration for faster interaction and rendering of images, 10+ brand new filters for optical effects, updated host support, interface improvements, and more, taking still and moving image editing to the next level of visual brilliance. Simulating 2,000+ popular award-winning Tiffen glass filters, specialized lenses, optical lab processes, film grain, exacting color correction, plus natural light and photographic effects, the Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite is the definitive set of digital optical filters for professional photographers, top motion picture filmmakers, video editors, and visual effects artists around the world.
Nikon Inc. announced a revolutionary new digital imaging system built from the ground up to empower users with new ways to tell stories through photography, driven by imaginative next-generation technology. The iconic new Nikon 1 system is designed to become one with the user and their lifestyle, providing a unique form of expression with amazing image quality, speed and portability.
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.
Studio lighting manufacturer, Bowens International, has launched a new website dedicated to American photographers. The site (www.bowensusa.com) contains the latest information on over two hundred Bowens products complete with brochures, operating instructions and exclusive ‘how to’ videos developed by some of the world’s top photo-lighting experts.
SeaLife has introduced the new DC1400 offers five easy-to-use “Piano Keys” allow you to take either true high-definition 720p video or 14 megapixel high-resolution images of your adventures beneath the seas—and of your topside adventures, as well.
>Alien Skin Software announced Blow Up® 3, the new version of its photo enlargement plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop®, Photoshop Elements, and Photoshop Lightroom®. Blow Up enlarges photos while keeping them crystal clear, even at huge sizes. With a new simple user interface and support for Lightroom, Blow Up is easy to use in any workflow.
"Our best achievement in Blow Up 3 is image sharpness," said Terence Tay, the designer of Blow Up. "Even huge prints don't have any traditional computery artifacts."
OmegaBrandess and Phottix announce the forthcoming availability of a revolutionary new product: The Phottix Odin TTL Flash Trigger for Canon (patent pending). The Phottix Odin will start to appear in US shops in October.
In development and testing for more than 18 months, the eagerly-awaited flash trigger offers photographers the ability to remotely trigger compatible flashes in TTL (through the lens) mode with wireless radio signals. Using TTL allows more creativity and options to photographers – including the use of High Speed Sync and Second Curtain Sync functions.
ExpoImaging, Inc. announced the availability of Rogue Gels, the newest addition to its Rogue Photographic Design line of products. Rogue Gel Kits offer photographers a choice of 20 dynamic color and correction filters to help create dramatic and theatrical lighting. Each kit includes a combination of 14 color effects gels, 5 color correction gels, and 1 diffusion gel inside a compact storage pouch with quick reference dividers to keep the gels safe and organized.
Stan Tamarkin's rare camera auction on Sunday, October 30 will feature an original Leica Gun (Leica Code: RIFLE). It is complete and in beautiful condition. The pre-auction estimate is $65,000 - $100,000. The Leica Gun only comes on the market rarely.
Phase One and Schneider Kreuznach today announced a series of new lenses. Building on two years of intense collaboration including delivering four new lenses to market, the companies have now designed another four superior quality lenses for professional photographers.
The four new leaf shutter (LS) lenses are now under development and the first two lenses to reach the market are the 75-150 mm LS and 240 mm LS. Additional specific product information will be announced just before the products are ready for shipping.
Phase One and Schneider Kreuznach’s collaboration has already produced several outstanding lenses which are available today including: 55 mm LS, 80 mm LS, 110 mm LS, 150 mm LS and the 120 mm tilt-shift lens.