onOne Software, Inc., announced Perfect Photo Suite 6 along with new products Perfect Effects, Perfect Portrait, Perfect Mask, and an update to Perfect Layers. All products in the Perfect Photo Suite 6 now work as standalone applications in addition to working directly from within Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Apple Aperture and Adobe Photoshop.
Nik Software announced its much-anticipated Color Efex Pro 4, the company’s latest version of its popular digital photographic filters for retouching and creative enhancements. Recognized for over a decade as the professional’s choice in photographic filters, the 54 total filters of Color Efex Pro 4 offers a new generation of technologies and features for creating stunning effects. Color Efex Pro 4 introduces stackable filter combinations, visual presets, filter recipes, and new filters such as Detail Extractor, Vintage Film Efex, and Image Borders. The release also includes a new History Browser, improvements to imaging algorithms, greater performance, and enhanced usability. To watch videos and join special live online preview sessions, visit www.niksoftware.com/colorefexpro.
“Creating a new generation of features and technologies for Color Efex Pro 4 was inspired by the professionals who use it,” said Michael J. Slater, President and CEO of Nik Software. “Over 400 professional photographers test and inspire our team through a lively beta group process that ultimately helps us deliver extraordinary products like Color Efex Pro 4.”
Starting September 2011, Carl Zeiss will be offering four new diameters for UV and POL filters (circular): 52 mm, 55 mm, 62 mm and 77 mm. With these new sizes, the company is expanding its range of filters, which until now have only been available in diameters 58 mm, 67 mm, 72 mm and 82 mm. Additional diameter sizes will follow in January 2012: 43 mm and 46 mm as UV filters and 95 mm as a UV and POL filter. This will complete Carl Zeiss’ UV and POL filter program for the most common lens diameters.
“The premium Carl Zeiss T* UV and POL filters meet only the highest quality standards,” said Michael Schiehlen, Director of Sales for the Camera Lens Division of Carl Zeiss AG. “The filter threads and optics glasses are adjusted to the lenses from Carl Zeiss, but they are also compatible with lenses from other manufacturers.” The T* coating used onCarl Zeiss lenses is also used on its filters. The T* anti-reflective coating minimizes flare on glass-air surfaces and improves light transmission. Carl Zeiss T* UV and POL filters can be easily changed and used in combination with lens shades. Furthermore, they feature a compact design and front thread. Commercially available lens caps can be used with the filters.
The Graslon Spark is a new flash diffuser that helps make pictures taken with the built-in pop-up flash more pleasing. By creating a larger light source with a series of internal mirrors, the Spark reduces overblown highlights and softens shadows enabling users to take further advantage of the built in pop-up flash.
Jill-e Designs introduces E-GO – a new line of bags created specifically to meet the needs of the contemporary, fast-paced, tech-savvy woman.
Balancing fashion, form and function, the new E-GO Collection offers a convenient one-bag option that protects and organizes a woman’s “tools of the trade” without compromising on style. E-GO is the choice for photography lovers, career women, frequent travelers, on-the-go students, busy mothers – anyone trying to keep their multiple electronic devices organized and secure alongside their lifestyle essentials.
PocketWizard announces a major new update to its ControlTL firmware for both Nikon and Canon versions of its MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios. Available now, version 3.0 for Nikon and Version 6.0 for Canon include several new features and updates to make the system more powerful than ever including HyperSync™ Automation, SpeedCycler and Off Camera Power Control. Any current owner of the ControlTL system can install these new features and updates for free using the PocketWizard Utility.
Give Prints is a for profit company working to GIVE 50% of their profits to various non profits. The heart of Give Prints is to help people send love to others through the purchasing of photographs. Local photographers from San Diego to Los Angels jumped on board and gave generously through donating their photographs to Give Prints.
Tamron Co., Ltd. celebrated its 60th anniversary on November 1, 2010. To commemorate this anniversary and express sincere appreciation for the many major awards bestowed on the 60th anniversary model 18-270mm Di II VC PZD (Model B008), including the EISA European Zoom Lens of the Year 2011 - 2012 and the Camera GP Japan 2011 Lens of the Year, Tamron is pleased to announce the project "Eternity at a Moment －The Vision of 60 Photographers."
White House Custom Colour (WHCC) announced its Book and Album Sample Program to make it easier to sell books and albums to clients, as well as the availability of several new products. The new additions arrive just in time for the fall and holiday selling season, giving professional photographers more creative ways to market their businesses and expand their product selection.
“Our clients ask and we deliver. That is our standard operating procedure around here,” said Mike Hanline, owner and CEO of WHCC. “We take client feedback seriously, and our new studio sample program and product additions are a direct result of conversations we’ve had with our clients. If we can help add value to your business, we’ll not only meet your needs, we’ll exceed them.”
PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo has announced its 2011 keynote presentation and seminar schedule at the Javits Convention Center in New York from October 27-29, along with a daylong series of wedding and portrait seminars scheduled for October 26. The lineup offers the largest and most diverse learning curriculum for photographers, videographers, and other visual creatives in the Expo's 29-year history. The addition of Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) to PhotoPlus Expo 2011, along with keynote presentations from Art Wolfe, Frans Lanting, and Thomas Mangelsen, among others, sets the stage for an incredible learning experience filled with inspiration at every turn.