Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) introduced the new KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA 160 Film, featuring a significantly finer grain structure in a 160-speed color negative film. The new KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA 160 Film incorporates Kodak’s Advanced Cubic Emulsions to achieve this finer grain. Like the new KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA 400 Film, KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA 160 Film also employs KODAK VISION Film technology and Antenna Dye Sensitization in the magenta emulsion layers. Photographers can trust the new KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA 160 Film to deliver exceptional skin tones, the hallmark of the KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA Film family.
The Tiffen Company announced the release of a series of New Digital HT Filter Kits. The kits, available in the Twin Pack (Digital Ultra Clear and Circular Polarizer) and the ND Kit (ND 0.6, 1.2 and Color-Grad ND0.6), come with a padded 4 filter belt loop style filter case. The Digital HT Filters offer superior transmission, are easy to clean and scratch resistant, and are made with optically pure Water White glass and Tiffen’s ColorCore technology. They also come with a 10 year warranty. These filters offer a substantial savings over individual filter purchases and are available in sizes 52mm-82mm. Each filter comes with its own distinctive soft pouch for storage when not in use.
As you are all aware, last Friday’s devastating earthquake in Japan caused serious damage in Northern Japan. Our thoughts are with all those people affected. Via TIPA, the company websites report the following news on their production facilities.
Interfit is pleased to announce the arrival of the Super Cool-lite 6. A new design from the ground up, with new features never before seen in fluorescent lighting, with added benefits of a rear grab handle, fully illuminated switches and new self contained fixings for the high contrast reflector and softbox fitting built into the head enables a fast and efficient means of assembly.
The ToughTech Duo is a high performance RAID portable storage system works with two 2.5" notebook drives or solid state drives to back-up and store data. Designed for professional photographers and digital media users while on location or in the studio, ToughTech Duo has a small footprint (3.5” x 6.26” x 1.34” or 89mm x 159mm x 34mm). ToughTech Duo guards against data loss by writing the same information in real-time to both drives. It also saves from costly system downtime as the system can continue to run while the ToughTech Duo restores data on the hard drive.
Gary Fong, Inc. (www.garyfonginc.com) has introduced two new value-packed bundles containing the popular Lightsphere Collapsible, the definitive portable flash diffuser, and a variety of unique camera tools. Combining several of Gary Fong’s most sought-after flash tools into two unique packages offers the ultimate in one-stop shopping for photographers looking to elevate their creativity on every shoot.
BosStrap’s out-of-the-box engineering is said to solve many of the inherent disadvantages of across-the-shoulder camera straps. Visually BosStrap stands out because it does not require a cumbersome and roaming shoulder pad for a gear laden photographer to have all-day comfort. BosStrap’s unique approach relies on a 1-1/2” wide nylon belt to distribute the weight of the camera on your shoulder, and a BosTail that remains attached to the camera. A TriggerLoc on the BosStrap attaches to a metal ring on the BosTail. In use the camera slides smoothly up to your eye; at rest the camera sits at your hip. By using the left camera strap lug as an attachment point, the tripod socket is always available. Moving between hand-held shooting and a tripod is a breeze. Professional photographers, who tested the BosStrap system under studio and field conditions, give it exceptionally high reviews. BosStrap is entirely made with USA parts and labor.
With the invention of the d4 pan tilt head ARCA-SWISS has put an end to setting levers of 3d heads that extend in all directions and always get in the way. The d4 and d4m are especially suitable for efficient and precise work in digital studio photography and outdoors for architectural photography. The d4 is the world’s smallest, most functional and lightest gearhead.
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.
Nikon Inc. unveiled three new high power super-zoom COOLPIX digital cameras, including the new COOLPIX P500 with a 36x zoom, the longest zoom ever integrated into a COOLPIX camera. The new COOLPIX P500 is a full-featured compact camera complete with an expansive 36x zoom, while the new COOLPIX S9100 packs an 18x zoom in a sleek body ideal for traveling light. Rounding out the lineup, the new COOLPIX L120 combines a powerful 21x zoom with easy-to-use features for the ultimate family camera.