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Cynthia Boylan  |  Mar 02, 2015  |  0 comments

Profoto just released the new, more compact B2 off-camera flash along with a bevy of light shaping tools, designed for fast, easy on-location photography. The Profoto B2 is the follow-up to the pioneering B1 off-camera flash from 2013, which combined the portability (and ease-of-use) of a speedlight with the performance of a pro monolight.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Feb 26, 2015  |  0 comments

A handy photo accessory for active outdoor photographers, Cotton Carrier’s new StrapShot EV1 is thinner than the original model, and includes a redesigned tether and a wrist strap (that can also be used as a safety leash against accidental drops). The StrapShot EV1 is compatible with any backpack, sling bag or belt.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 26, 2015  |  0 comments

WD (Western Digital) has launched four new network attached storage (NAS) devices including the new My Cloud Expert Series, which is aimed at photographers and other creative professionals. NAS devices, which connect to a home or studio network and allow multiple users to access, manage and stream stored files, have become an increasingly popular storage solution for photographers.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Feb 23, 2015  |  0 comments

Nissin recently took the next step in the evolution of their popular flash with introduction of the Di700A. This updated model includes a built-in radio receiver—a key part of the new Nissin Air System (NAS). Nissin is also introducing the new Air 1 Commander to wirelessly control the new flash. 

Cynthia Boylan  |  Feb 23, 2015  |  0 comments

Need to transport GoPro cameras and gear for a big job or assignment? SKB is now offering a selection of new GoPro cases in either a compact single camera configuration (3i-0705-3GP1) or a double camera configuration (3i-0907-4GP2).

Cynthia Boylan  |  Feb 19, 2015  |  0 comments

Adorama has released a bevy of new lighting products as part of their award-winning Flashpoint accessory line. The latest releases include the Flashpoint Auto Stand (in 7' and 9’ models), the Flashpoint Telescopic Reflector Holder, and two new Flashpoint Flip-Flash Brackets. All items are now available with free shipping.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Feb 11, 2015  |  0 comments

Tiffen has announced the award-winning Steadicam SOLO camera stabilizer has officially gone on sale. Made for use with both DSLRs and camcorders, the SOLO can be used handheld, as a monopod, or with a Steadicam arm and vest.

Joe Farace  |  Feb 10, 2015  |  0 comments

Instead of visions of sugarplums, it’s gadgets, gizmos, and software dancing through digital photographers’ heads during the holidays. Presented for your approval is a collection of fun and affordable tools to put a smile on your face and make imaging next year easier and more creative. You can use this column as a shopping list for your favorite photographer or grab a Sharpie and circle the goodies you want and leave it near where your spouse eats his or her Cap’n Crunch. It’s worked for me.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jan 21, 2015  |  0 comments

RØDE Microphones just unveiled a slew of new imaging products at an exclusive event in San Diego, California. As its centerpiece, RØDE launched the RØDELink Digital Wireless System—a fully-digital wireless audio system that utilizes a next-generation 2.4GHz, 128-bit encrypted digital transmission sent on two channels simultaneously, providing a high-resolution 24-bit/44.1k digital audio signal at a range of over 100 yards.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jan 15, 2015  |  0 comments

Manfrotto just launched it's new Off Road collection, which is designed to meet the needs of outdoor photographers looking for compact and lightweight accessories to capture their adventures. The Off Road collection includes a pair of Italian-made walking sticks with camera attachment (converting it to a monopod), a lightweight tripod and a collection of hiker backpacks for photo gear, available in a variety of colors to match your hiking gear.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 13, 2015  |  0 comments

We know that the season for buying “stocking stuffers” has long passed but how can any self-respecting analog photography lover pass on these salt and pepper shakers designed like film rolls?

Joe Farace  |  Jan 13, 2015  |  0 comments

If there is any one technical aspect that has not changed in the transition from film to digital it’s been the pursuit of “perfect” exposure, which is ultimately dictated by the latitude of the capture medium. Latitude is the extent to which film or an imaging chip can be overexposed or underexposed and still produce an acceptable result.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jan 08, 2015  |  0 comments

Gripix's new ergonomic accessories were designed to make GoPro action cameras even easier to use. The new Gripix accessory line adds functionality, mounting versatility and easy operation.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 08, 2015  |  0 comments

Finally, just what the world needs (not): a device that helps you take photos of your butt.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jan 07, 2015  |  0 comments

MindShift Gear just introduced two new filter carrying solutions for outdoor photography, and a wallet-like accessory for organzing your memory cards.

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