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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Broncolor RFS 2.2 F brings HS flash to Fujifilm cameras

Union, NJ – broncolor, the manufacturer of industry-leading professional lighting tools for over half a century, announces the new RFS 2.2 F for Fujifilm cameras. Developed in cooperation with Godox, the RFS 2.2 F can be used in conjunction with broncolor’s world-renowned professional flash monolights and pack systems.

Designed to bring versatility when shooting outdoors, broncolor’s HS technology allows for flash sync up to 1/8000s on supported lights, enabling the photographer to open up the aperture for shallow depth of field. Using a single flash pulse, the resulting HS flash has no major impact on light output or battery life. Specifically, broncolor’s Siros and Move product lines currently support HS, while the new RFS 2.2 F maintains backward compatibility with existing RFS 2 enabled products such as Scoro and Senso packs.

Broncolor’s RFS 2 technology allows radio connectivity up to 100 meters or 300 feet, with remote flash output control, and modeling lamp toggle for up to 99 separate Studio channels with 40 Lamp groups per channel.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Kit,: The perfect gift for a photographer at Christmas?

Here we have the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Kit Unboxing Mini Review. After using it for the past few days I can honestly say this is an absolute amazing camera and great kit that I think would be perfect for any photographer especially an Olympus or 4/3 shooter photographer, or for someone just starting out in photography wanting something more than a point and shoot or cell phone.
Normally I am not that big of a fan of pre-made kits but Olympus has really done their homework and this setup is perfect 4 a new photographer or someone looking for a compact rig on the go whether it be for travel family events it fits in a pocket of a jacket it's lightweight comes with a good lens a decent bag and even a 16 gigabyte memory card that Speedy enough to take care of most needs.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

New The Video Tripod Manager 44 Rolling Case from ThinkTankPhoto

The Video Tripod Manager 44 Rolling Case Provides Hard Case Protection with Soft Case Convenience

Santa Rosa, Calif. – For professional videographers who need to know that all of their gear will arrive in good working order, including their tripods, Think Tank Photo has just released the Video Tripod Manager 44 rolling case. This well-cushioned, highly rigid rolling case provides hard case protection with soft case convenience. It is designed to hold cinema-sized tripods, stands, sliders, and/or modifiers up to 40” in height.

The rolling case features robust handles on four sides, so it’s easy to load into a vehicle. It is an ideal travel solution as its rectangular shape stacks easily, saving space. Built tough with the quality Think Tank is known for, this roller’s crush-resistant ABS twinwall reinforcement provides impact protection. Shock-absorbing wheels roll smoothly and hold up under the toughest conditions. Protective zipper flap will keep zippers running smoothly after years of use.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Think Tank Photo's new Airport Advantage Plus

The Airport Advantage™ Plus Rolling Camera Bag
Maximizes Camera Gear for International Flights

Santa Rosa, Calif. – Think Tank Photo’s new Airport Advantage Plus rolling camera bag is specifically designed for traveling photographers. By complying with international carry-on requirements, photographers can keep their most valuable gear safe and near them when they fly. The roller’s ultra-lightweight design at 6.9 lbs. (3.1 kg) helps meet weight restrictions, yet features the same level of protection for which Think Tank is known. Its dedicated laptop pocket fits up to a 17” laptop in a padded sleeve, a 10” tablet, or an Eagle Creek Medium Clothing Folder for overnight trips.

The Airport Advantage Pus holds one gripped DSLR with lens attached, one ungripped DSLR with lens attached, plus five to eight additional lenses, and a 17” laptop. Or, it can hold two gripped DSLRs with lenses detached, plus five to seven lenses. For Mirrorless users, the roller can fit two bodies with a crazy amount of lenses. It can hold up to a 200–400 f/4 detached (hood reversed) lens.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tenba Expands DNA Collection with New DNA 15 Backpack

Comfortable Camera Protection with Rolltop Expandability

Building on the worldwide success of the DNA Messenger Bags, Tenba has introduced a new DNA 15 Backpack with sleek urban styling and an expandable rolltop design. This new backpack shares many of the popular features of the best-selling Messenger Bags, such as a removable camera insert, 15-inch laptop sleeve, magnetic Fidlock® clips and a discrete look that doesn’t draw the wrong kind of attention to the camera gear inside.

Monday, November 20, 2017


---From our Hands-On testing and actual real world usage it comes to us no surprise that Litra has won such a prestigious award from CES. The Litra Torch has proven its worth to us with excellent battery life and extremely well-built product with included accessories that cost extra with similar products from other brands. Is it the world's brightest microlight, probably not but it works and it works very well and is extremely simple and easy to use.

Litra today announced that it has been named a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree for the Litra Torch. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Shimoda launches the next evolution of the adventure camera bag

New Adventure Camera Bag from Shimoda launches on Kickstarter

  Today, Shimoda launches the next evolution of the adventure camera bag: an all new system containing 40L and 60L sized backpacks with Modular Core Units, multiple Accessory Cases and a Carry-On Roller. Designed as a reaction to real world adventure, the bags have the flexibility to adjust to any situation a globetrotting adventure photographer might find themselves in. The Shimoda Brand was born as a result of the pain, fatigue and suffering adventure photographers inevitably find themselves facing in the mountains. Their products are designed and built to stand up to the most extreme mountain terrain that serious adventurer photographers and their friends love to deal with.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Tenba Celebrates 40th Anniversary

New Special Edition DNA Messenger Bags for the Occassion

Since 1977, Tenba has been making uncompromising carrying solutions for professional photographers and filmmakers. To celebrate their 40th Anniversary, Tenba is introducing two SPECIAL EDITION DNA Messenger Bags with upgraded features, including a TPU-coated super-water-repellent exterior, carbon fiber-pattern zipper pulls and a rich blue interior. Since its original introduction, the DNA Messenger has been a popular workhorse camera bag and everyday carry solution for imagemakers around the world. The SPECIAL EDITION bags will be available in two of Tenba’s best-selling sizes: DNA 8 and DNA 15 Slim.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

New Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens

Sigma Announces Pricing and Availability for the 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
Shipping at the end of November for a retail price of $449.00 USD
Ronkonkoma, NY – November 9, 2017 Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced that its brand new Global Vision 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens for APS-C mirrorless Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds camera systems will be available at the end of Novem-ber for $449.00 USD through authorized US retailers. The fast aperture, wide-angle 16mm prime lens is the first lens offered for Sony E-mount systems to feature a 24mm F1.4 focal length (35mm equivalent) and aperture. On Micro Four Thirds systems, it offers a 32mm focal length. Lightweight and compact, the 16mm F1.4 is equipped with a stepping motor designed for fast, ultra-smooth, and accurate autofo-cus performance for both still and video capture. Key features include a dust- and splash-proof mount, nine rounded aperture blades, advanced lens coatings to minimize flare and ghosting, and a reversible and removable petal-type hood. Full technical specifications can be found on the Sigma website at:

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

New 4K UHD Canon Lenses

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today two new portable 4K UHD broadcast lenses for use with broadcast cameras featuring 2/3-inch sensors: the Canon CJ45ex9.7B 4K UHD Portable Zoom Lens provides users with the highest zoom ratio in its class1, and the Canon CJ45ex13.6B 4K UHD Portable Zoom Lens features both the highest zoom ratio and longest focal length in its class1.

The Canon CJ45ex9.7B and CJ45ex13.6B lenses both feature a broad 45x zoom ratio and wide-angle focal length of 9.7 mm to 437 mm and 13.6 mm to 612 mm, respectively. Both telephoto zoom lenses are ideal pieces of equipment for Electronic Field Production (EFP) broadcast applications including wildlife/nature, sports, live events, documentaries, and helicopter/aerial. Additionally, both lenses are well suited for mid-size broadcast vans and surveillance applications.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Hands-On with Backcountry Solutions Keyhole Harness

A hands-free carrying solution for the photographer on the go

Want to carry your camera (or binoculars) on your next hiking or biking adventure but worrying about camera swing and need your hands for bike handles or trekking poles? The Keyhole Harness is a hands-free carry system consisting of a harness, a plate that can attach to the harness or something else, and knob to screw into the camera's tripod mount. It can be used alone with the complete harness system or the "keyhole" plate and it's attaching straps can detached from the harness and use on your own backpack (if it has the one-inch straps running down the shoulder straps). A full product description and images can be found at

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Photos from PhotoPlus Expo 2017

If you could not make it there yourself this year, here are some pics of the event.  Great products and greater people. Be sure to like us on Facebook!
PPE2017 Gallery

OrangeMonkie's Foldio: A Nifty Little Pre-Lit Product Studio

The Foldio folding light studio for small product photography is a convenient way to create high quality product shots with a speedy set up and limited space. 

The OrangeMonkie booth at Photo Plus Expo 2017 had quite a crowd around it trying out the various sizes of their Foldio product photography studios.  These came pre-lit with adjustable LED light strips and with four background color options: White, black, grey and greenscreen.  Several were set up with items inside for attendees to test.  Amazingly well-lit product images could be achieved even with cell phone camera, enabling anyone to take quality product shots with the simpliest of equipment.  You can find OrangeMonkie at

Saturday, October 28, 2017

New ThetaV from Ricoh

The latest Theta V and accessories that are coming soon. If you want one of if not the coolest Action cameras out there you need to consider the ThetaV

100 years of Nikon at PhotoPlus

Steve Heiner, Nikon's Senior Technical Manager go's over a few of Nikon's top cameras from the last 100 years.

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