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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Registration Opens for 2018 Wedding & Portrait Photography Conference + Expo (WPPI) in Las Vegas

Largest Playground for Wedding & Portrait Photographers in North America Offers World Class Education, Experiential Events, Innovative Technologies, and Community Networking


New York – December 27, 2017 Registration is now open for the 2018 Wedding and Portrait Photography International (WPPI) Conference and Expo at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas from February 25-28. As the largest wedding and portrait photography show in North America, WPPI has become a venerable playground for photographers who want to sharpen their business and creative skills, participate in numerous experiential events, test the latest imaging technologies, and hobnob with the world’s most renowned image-makers and educators in this space during organized community events and activities.

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

LITRA NAMED AS CES 2018 INNOVATION AWARDS HONOREE

---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.
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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: www.sigmaphoto.com/16mm-f1-4-dc-dn-c.

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 www.backcountrysolutions.com

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 www.OrangeMonkie.com



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.

New gear from BlackRapid at PhotoPlus Expo 2017

New straps and Tripod Jacket from BlackRapid!

LumiQuest Last Stand

The "last stand" any strobist will need (as long as its under 7 feet) it also doubles as a lightweight tripod. most unique feature is its quick release mount with built in 1/4-20 screw AND cold-shoe mount

GLYPH Atom and AtomRaid SSD Overview

At PhotoPlus Expo we got an overview about the GLYPH Atom and AtomRaid SSD ultra portable and rugged Solid State storage. These are most impressive and if you're a photographer on the go and always worried about 2 things, storage and the security of said storage from drops etc than you need to seriously consider Glyph Atom drives. Smaller than a cellphone, practically drop-proof and FAST, I mean FAST these were able to stream 4k and pan through video editing without missing a frame.

Olympus O-MD10III overview

We get a overview from Olympus Product Specalist Eric Gensel at PhotoPlus Expo 2017

2 new Lenses from Pentax

New pentax dfa* 50mm f1.4 and da* 11-18mm f2.8
Full details after the jump

Nikon D850 Overview at PhotoPlus

Features overview of the Nikon D850 with Steve Heiner, Nikon's Senior Technical Manager

Wrap of PhotoPlus Expo 2017 and our Top Pics

We wrap our live coverage from the show with an overview and our top picks of the show:
  • LitraTorch an amazing bright continuous light perfect for lighting your photos, videos, drone or even a campsite all in a compact tough metal package at a very reasonable price. Also a HUGE thanks to them for letting us use one for the entire show to light our videos!
  • Olympus with their amazing E-M10III and new 17 and 45mm F1.2 lenses
  • PlatyPod a flat “tripod” base that is not only lightweight but strong and versatile
  • Glyph and their Atom and AtomRAID SSD truly rugged drives
  • LowePro and Joby officially part of the Vitec Group
  • BlackRapid with their new Tripod Jacket and WandeR cellphone teather
  • Nikon with their 100th anniversary display with the NASA Cameras
  • Think Tank Photo with their amazing roller bags the compact Navigator and top loading Advantage
  • Sigma with their new 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary lens
  • LensBaby and their new Sweet 80 along with the Velvet 85 and Trio 28

Sigma 16mm Contemporary lens and more

The past few years have been very good for both photographers and Sigma as optics, build and price have all come together. the new 16mm Contemporary lens might be lighter than their ART line but it still feels solid and appears to be great optically. We talk about the new lens and more from Sigma Photo.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Announcing New Hahnemühle  Cézanne  Canvas 430 gsm 

Turn your favorite photo into a memorable piece of art.


Print that newest piece of artwork on Cézanne Canvas and watch everyone stop and pause 
every time they see it!

Cézanne Canvas is the latest addition to Hahnemühle’ s range of high-quality canvas for digital FineArt Inkjet printing. The natural white 100% cotton canvas contains no optical brighteners (OBA’s), and features a finely woven, elegant surface structure. The matte coating provides a first class printing result with a wide color gamut and deep, rich blacks.  Cézanne Canvas 430gsm provides extraordinary elasticity, making it ideal for stretcher frames.

As with all Hahnemühle products from the Digital FineArt Collection, the
Goya Canvas is acid-free and archival, in accordance with ISO 9706 standards.

Sony Users Now GO RETRO with NOVOFLEX!

Reverse mount your Sony E-mount lenses for amazing macro effects 


New NEX-RETRO from NOVOFLEX Allows users with Sony E-Mount cameras (e.g. Sony Alpha 7/Alpha 9 series, Alpha 6000 series, etc.) to reverse mount their existing lenses to achieve closer focus. NEX-RETRO transfers all electronic functions such as aperture control, EXIF data and autofocus, from the reversed lens to the camera body as if it were mounted directly.

Look More Closely
With a 18-105 mm zoom lens in reverse position, you get an image ratio of 1:7 at 105 mm and 2.8:1 at 28 mm expanding the versatility of your zoom lens exponentially. The adapter itself has a 58mm filter thread. Stepping rings are available for other filter sizes.

The Common Thread
In addition to reversing the lens on the camera, NEX-RETRO allows the Sony E-Mount system user to incorporate NOVOFLEX bellows systems for even closer focus and greater magnification ratios.

Litra Torch system video overview

Overview of the Litra Torch system for lighting your video, stills or even a campsite.
A special thanks to Litra for providing one of their litratorch's to brighten our days video coverage!

From PhotoPlus Expo 2017, Lomography

Like Polaroid o Instax but need a more versatile and possibly stylish Instant-Film camera, Lomography may be the answer

dslrBooth photo booth overview video

We checked out the dslrBooth at PhotoPlus Expo and for just $60 and your existing computer, camera and flash you can be set up with your own photobooth, or buy a more complete unit direct.

Whats New with Lou from Hoodman

New improved hood-loop and special deal for PhotoPlus attendees

ThinkTank Photo roller-bag overview

ThinkTank Photo product spotlight and Lucie tech award winner Navigator msrp $289.75 and the top loading Advantage msrp$249.75 highlighted at PhotoPlus 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Lacie's new 2bigDock overview

Lacie's new 2bigDock overview from PhotoPlus

Lensbaby interview at PhotoPlus

Our booth interview with Lensbaby about their latest creative optics.

Thanks to Litra for day 1 PPE video lighting

A special thanks to Litra for providing one of their litratorch's to brighten our days video coverage!

This is one amazing LED continuous compact light. From box to use in under 30 seconds. Full hands on review coming soon, but already we are very impressed!

Live with dslrBooth

Start your own booth for as little as $60  (plus your camera and light) with dslrBooth

Live from PhotoExpo 2017

Like us on Facebook for the quickest updates from the show floor

Lume Cube: A Lot of Brightness in a Tiny Package

 This tiny light is perfect for cell phone pictures or lighting up tight spaces. New this year is a filtering system that attaches magnetically To a case that encloses the light.

New Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD

Tamron announces the launch of a new ultra-telephoto zoom lens
with fast and precise AF, superior image quality and a lightweight, compact design

100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035)

October 26, 2017, Commack, New York- Tamron USA, Inc. , announces the launch of a new ultra-telephoto zoom lens, 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035), for full-frame Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras. The Model A035 delivers fast and precise AF performance and consistently powerful VC (Vibration Compensation) 4 stop*1 benefits thanks to the high-speed Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) control system that is found in the latest Tamron lens models. The advanced optical design of Model A035 includes three LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements for aberration reduction and Tamron's original eBAND Coating for superior anti-reflection performance. At 39.3 oz., the new lens is the lightest in its class*2 and features magnesium alloy in key areas of the lens barrel to ensure weight reduction, and improve strength and portability. Model A035 is compatible with Tamron's 1.4X tele converter and the Tamron TAP-in Console that enables lens customizations for focus adjustments, VC mechanism adjustments and more. Additionally, an Arca Swiss compatible tripod mount is available as an optional accessory. The new Tamron 100-400mm will be available in both Canon and Nikon mounts on November 16th at $799.

*Lens tripod mount ring mounted on a lens. 
Tripod mount is an option 

Photo plus expo about to get underway!

Photo Plus Expo show floor from the press room. 

X-Rite's new i1Studio color management solution

X-Rite Incorporated, the world leader in color management and measurement technologies announces the i1Studio, an all new start-to-finish color management solution that delivers expert results from capture through to print. The i1Studio enables exceptional color accuracy for photographers, filmmakers and designers of all levels to achieve consistent and predictable results across their workflow – saving time and money. The package comprises the i1Studio all-in-one spectrophotometer, i1Studio software, X-Rite’s market leading ColorChecker camera calibration tools and the ColorTRUE mobile app

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

FUJIFILM AT PHOTOPLUS EXPO 2017

Valhalla
eight: bold;">, N.Y., October 25, 2017 As a leader in innovation for imaging, FUJIFILM North America Corporation will showcase products that bring the joy of photography to people’s lives at the PhotoPlus International Expo (Booth #537) from October 26October 28 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.

Fujifilm continues to be a market leader to photographers searching for a total imaging solution. With its award-winning, innovative products, Fujifilm offers a total experience from high quality capture to crisp output in a variety of formats.

At the expo, Fujifilm will showcase several new products including the FUJIFILM X-E3 ultra-compact mirrorless camera, and the FUJINON XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro and FUJINON GF45mmF2.8 R WR lenses. Fujifilm is also excited to announce that the new, INSTAX SHARE SP-3 SQ square format printer, will be on exhibit in addition to the INSTAX® SQUARE SQ10 camera. The FRONTIER-S DX100 printer will also be featured at the booth with on-site demonstrations of event photography and printing.

Dozens of New Products at PhotoPlus Expo 2017

Starting Thursday check out thousands of products and dozens of new ones. From Cameras and lights to programs, training and now Virtual Reality, they all will be at the Largest Photo Conference and Expo in the US but hurry show closes Saturday at 4. 
If you cant make it Join us HERE

PR:
Dozens of new products including cameras, lenses, lighting gear, software, and accessories will make their debut at the annual PhotoPlus Conference + Expo this week. PhotoPlus is the largest photography Expo in North America, attracting hundreds of leading manufacturers and more than 20,000 attendees from around the world. In addition to new products, attendees will be able to participate in special booth events hosted by exhibitors throughout the Expo including free lectures from renowned photographers and educators and live product demonstrations. Many exhibitors will preview their new products at the annual Test Drive event on Wednesday evening, October 25th before the show officially opens the next day. Test Drive is the best way to check out what’s new before thousands descend on the Jacob Javits Center for the official start of the Expo. Test Drive is free to everyone with a PhotoPlus Expo badge.

“Attendees will be excited to see the dozens of new products and services being introduced for the first time at PhotoPlus Expo,” explains Mike Gangel, Show Director at PhotoPlus Expo. “New cameras, video gear, software, and literally thousands of new photo and video accessories will all be on display. PhotoPlus has become an interactive event that gives attendees an opportunity to not only touch and try the latest imaging technology but to listen and learn from some of the most respected creative professionals in the industry.”

The following exhibitors represent only a small sampling of new products, services, special booth events, and giveaways attendees can expect to see during PhotoPlus Expo. For a list of exhibitors and products, visit the list of exhibitors at PhotoPlus Expo 2017.

Passes for PhotoPlus Expo will also give attendees free access to the NYVR Expo, the largest trade show dedicated to virtual / augmented reality on the East Coast. NYVR Expo will happen October 27-28 and be collocated with PhotoPlus at the Jacob Javits Center.

2 New Lenses from Sony

Sony’s announces the new FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS and FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS Super-Telephoto lens following the new a7RIII. a perfect paring with the a7 or a9

New E-mount FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Standard Zoom Delivers Serious Still and Video Performance with Compact Design

NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2017 – Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today introduced the latest addition to their expanding full-frame E-mount lens lineup, the FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Standard Zoom (model SEL24105G).
The new full-frame lens covers the commonly used 24 to 105mm focal length range, delivering outstanding G Lens™ imaging performance with the most lightweight design in its class1, maximizing its versatility and usability. Therefore, the FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS can be used for versatile shooting such as landscape, portrait, wedding and so on. This lens also features fast, precise and quiet autofocus capabilities in both still and video shooting, making it an ideal complement for Sony’s extensive lineup of E-mount cameras.


DxO Acquires Nik Collection Assets From Google


Continued development of the Collection for the benefit of the photographer community planned.


PARIS–October 25, 2017 
DxO, one of the most innovative companies in consumer imaging, today announces the acquisition of the Nik Collection assets from Google. DxO plans to continue development of the Nik Collection. The current version will remain available for free on DxO’s dedicated website, while a new version is planned for mid-2018.

“The Nik Collection gives photographers tools to create photos they absolutely love,” said Aravind 
Krishnaswamy, an Engineering Director with Google.

“We’re thrilled to have DxO, a company dedicated to high-quality photography solutions, acquire 
and continue to develop it.” 

“We are very excited to welcome the Nik Collection to the DxO family,” said Jérôme Ménière, CEO and founder of DxO.

“DxO revolutionized the image processing market many times over the years with its innovative solutions, and we will continue to do so with Nik’s tools, which offer new creative opportunities to millions of photographers. The new version of our flagship software DxO OpticsPro, which is available as of now under its new name DxO PhotoLab, is the first embodiment of this  thrilling acquisition with built-in U Point technology.”

New Full-frame Sony α7R III

With 42.4MP, 10fps and fast AF  and a price point of $3200 this puts a direct challenge on the New Nikon D850 and the latest Canon 5d for the pro shooter/video market below the top of the line "pro" bodies. 
Between this, the new lenses just announced and the a9 Sony has firmly planted itself as one of the top 3 camera companies. Amazing to remember their take over of Minolta years ago would lead to this. Hopefully we will get a hands on with this at PPE tomorrow!

PR:

  • 35mm Full-Frame 42.4 MP1 Back-Illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS Image Sensor with Evolved Image Processing
  • Continuous Shooting at up to 10 fps2 with either Silent Shooting or Mechanical Shutter and full Auto Focus/Auto Exposure tracking
  • 399 phasedetection AF points covering 68%3 of image area, 425 contrast AF points and approximately 2 times more effective Eye AF4
  • 5-axis optical in-body image stabilization with a 5.5 step5shutter speed advantage
  • High Resolution 4K6 Movie Shooting with full pixel readout and no pixel binning7
  • Completely redesigned for professionals, including upgraded Auto Focus, Dual SD Card Slots, Extended Battery Life, SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.1 Gen 1) USB Type-C™ Terminal and more
  • Compact, Lightweight body at only 23 oz8

BEAUTIFUL BOKEH: TWO NEW OLYMPUS

LENSES EXPAND THE M.ZUIKO PRO F1.2 PRIME LINEUP
M.ZUIKO Digital ED 17mm F1.2 PRO and M.ZUIKO ® Digital ED 45mm F1.2 PRO
Offer Smooth Feathered Bokeh and High Resolution at the Brightest Aperture

CENTER VALLEY, PA., October 25, 2017 — Olympus expands its M.ZUIKO F1.2 PRO prime
lens lineup with the new M.ZUIKO Digital ED 17mm F1.2 PRO (34mm focal length in 35mm
equivalent) and the M.ZUIKO Digital ED 45mm F1.2 PRO (90mm focal length in 35mm
equivalent). These Micro Four Thirds® system lenses join the currently available M.ZUIKO Digital
ED 25mm F1.2 PRO (50mm focal length in 35mm equivalent) to deliver outstanding resolution
and beautiful feathered bokeh at a maximum aperture of F1.2.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

FujiFilm's New INSTAX SHARE™ SP-3 SQ PRINTER

NEXT GENERATION INSTAX SHARE SP-3 SQ PRINTER ARRIVES
IN SQUARE FORMAT

Newly designed smartphone printer provides high quality images in square format; improved app offers new features for greater artistic expression

Valhalla, N.Y., October 24, 2017FUJIFILM North America Corporation is excited to announce the new INSTAX SHARE SP-3 SQ printer, the latest line in the instax SHARE series of printers that can print photos taken with a smartphone on INSTAX SQUARE film. The SP-3 is an expansion of the INSTAX product line to give users even more ways to get creative with their instant pictures that can be shared in an instant, both in-person and online with #myinstax

Square Format Provides More Artistic Potential
The square format has been widely popular among smartphone users. With a 1:1 aspect ratio, this format is an effective artistic style and a long-standing favorite among photography lovers. Recent years have seen a rise in the sharing of square photos on social media platforms, such as Instagram, with users putting great care into every step of the process, from composition to editing and processing. With the SP-3, users can print beautiful, high quality square images in just 13 seconds to be used in DIY crafts, to decorate with or to give as a gift.

Hasselblad releases new X1D and H6D firmware updates

Hasselblad is pleased to launch new and improved 1.19 firmware updates for the X and H systems.

Hasselblad is committed to constantly advancing and adapting the user experience and the updates aim to streamline the X and H systems and enable maximum creativity.

The X1D is now even more user friendly and customizable with a new function to use the rear screen as a touch-pad to select AF point while viewing through the EVF.
The H6D now supports V System lenses through the use of the CF Adapter and the update offers additional new functions to further customize the H6D experience.

Spotlight on First-Time Exhibitors at Annual PhotoPlus Conference

New “PPEFresh” Zone Places Spotlight on First-Time Exhibitors at Annual PhotoPlus Conference + Expo

Special Area Gives Attendees Quick Access to New Exhibitors, Products and Services
 
Emerald Expositions has announced it is creating a special section on the PhotoPlus Expo show floor dedicated to first-time exhibitors, products, and services.  The new “PPEFresh” zone will make it easy for attendees to seek out new exhibitors and their products by incorporating them all into a special section on the Expo floor. PPEFresh was added after research found that 92% of Expo attendees wanted to seek out first-time exhibitors with news products and technologies.

“We’re very excited to provide a platform where new companies and technologies can take center stage and become easily identified and accessible through our new ‘PPEFresh’ zone,” said Mike Gangel, Show Director at PhotoPlus Expo.  “We looked at our survey results and realized that attendees really wanted a dedicated place they could go to see what was new from first-time exhibitors. PhotoPlus has seen an influx of new manufacturers over the years and we are pleased to provide them with a section of the Expo that consolidates new companies and their products.”

Just Launched: Perfectly Clear Version 3.5

Athentech Imaging Inc. announces the launch of the highly anticipated Perfectly Clear Version 3.5 - software powered by real intelligence to make photographers’ lives easier, more productive, and more profitable

CALGARY, AB CANADA (For Immediate Release)

Today, Athentech Imaging Inc., the makers of Perfectly Clear, the pioneer in Intelligent Image Correction, introduced the newest addition to their award-winning correction software. Offering a stand-alone application that you purchase and own, graduated filters for landscape and portrait photographers allowing greater creativity and control, and even smarter automatic intelligence for more robust corrections, Perfectly Clear Complete Version 3.5 gives photographers more speed, control, and customization power than ever.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Vitec Photographic Division at PPE 2017

Vitec Photographic Division to Exhibit Leading Brands at PhotoPlus Expo 2017

Highlights include Manfrotto Befree Advanced Launch, Gitzo Fluid Gimbal Head and JOBY GorillaPod Series

Upper Saddle River, N.J. (October 23, 2017) – Vitec Photographic Division, a leading global innovator and manufacturer of premium photo, video and lighting support products and accessories, will debut their newest products at the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo in booths 855 and 873 from Oct. 26-28, 2017 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.  On display will be the latest equipment from their owned brands: Gitzo, JOBY, Lastolite by Manfrotto, Lowepro, Manfrotto, and partner brands: Gossen, Metz, 360Rize and Shoulderpod.  

New products to be featured include:
·         Gitzo Fluid Gimbal Head: ideal for wildlife photography and birdwatching. For the first time we offer fluid cartridge technology traditionally used in video heads. It absorbs vibration and ensures smooth movement, even with large lenses.
 
·         JOBY® GorillaPod™ Series: meet the new and improved GorillaPod line! The original and most popular flexible tripod for the last decade with more than 10 million sold. The proprietary ball and socket material is the result of extensive research and development with over 100 material blends. With more than two dozen high precision ball and socket joints on each GorillaPod, every item is hand assembled and inspected to meet stringent quality standards.  Kits with included BallHead™ also available!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Nikon Presentations Live from PPE2017!


Cant attend the show or be there for your favorite Nikon Artist? No problem, Nikon will be Live Streaming presentations for all to see from some of the world's best photographers!
Thursday, October 26th 10:15 AM - 4:45 PM EST
Friday, October 27th 10:15 am - 4:45 PM EST

Thursday, October 19, 2017

“How to Make Every Woman Look Amazing” by Sigma


Sigma Pro Photographer Jen Rozenbaum to Present “How to Make Every Woman Look Amazing” Master Class at PDN PhotoPlus Expo 2017
Ronkonkoma, NY – October 19, 2017 Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced that Sigma Pro Jen Rozenbaum will take the PDN PhotoPlus stage on Wednesday, October 25, from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM to deliver the PDN PhotoPlus Master Class, "How to Make Every Woman Look Amazing." Jen will share with attendees her vast experience in boudoir photography, providing top tips and secret tricks - from wardrobe to posing - that flatter all women. Jen’s presentation will help attendees understand how to best dress and pose any woman of any size and shape as well as gain confidence behind the camera whether they are shooting boudoir, wedding or seniors! 
About Sigma Pro Jen Rozenbaum
Jen Rozenbaum embraces her femininity while allowing women to embrace their own. By daring her clients to shed their clothes, they begin to shed their inhibitions. In just five years, Jen has found a burgeoning audience in the intimate photography market. She proves that you can own your world if you live fearlessly, think audaciously and act spontaneously. This is the reason for her success and attention from organizations such as AOL, Good Morning America and Entrepreneur Magazine. Her clients are her biggest supporters, having gone through what they describe as ‘a life changing experience’ after seeing the results of their session. “They feel stronger, they feel sexy and most importantly, they had fun!” says Rozenbaum.

See the Latest Storage Solutions and Enter Drawing for a New Glyph Atom Drive At PhotoPlus Expo Booth #959



Glyph Production Technologies, a US-based manufacturer of mobile and desktop storage solutions, will showcase their extensive range of external pro-grade drives at the 2017 PhotoPlus Expo on October 26-28, 2017. Each day at 4pm, a drawing will be held for a chance to win a new Atom SSD in Glyph booth #959.

Atom and Atom RAID external solid-state drives fit right in your pocket, allowing users to create and store important projects, videos and other files wherever a workflow requires. With USB-C (3.1 Gen 2) connectivity that’s compatible with ThunderBolt 3 and USB 3.0, the Atoms are Glyph’s most powerful and versatile drives yet. The fastest SSD of its size, the compact Atom RAID combines capacity up to 2TB with speeds reaching 860 MB/s, supporting seamless 4k editing. Even smaller, the tiny Atom now holds up to 2 TB of storage and offers transfer rates up to 480 MB/s. 

PhotoPlus Expo and NYVR Expo 2017

Join us LIVE from the Show next week. Look for us on-location or follow here, Facebook and Youtube  For thoes attending here is some good information about the show :
The PhotoPlus Expo and NYVR Expo shows are next week!   Both shows will be at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York. The PPE show will be Oct 25-28 and the NYVR Show will be Oct 27-28. Please note that your PPE credential will get you into both shows and we hope you spend some time at the exciting new NYVR show!

PPE Show Hours
Thursday and Friday, Oct 26 and 27 -- 10:00 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct 28 -- 10:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m.

NYVR Expo Hours
Friday, Oct 2710:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct 2810:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Special Events

Test Drive: New Product Preview + Networking Event -- Room 1E07-1E08
Wednesday, October 25 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Experience some of the newest and most innovative products at this year’s show before the show opens. With large crowds expected on the show floor, this is another chance to get an up-close-and-personal look at the latest gadgets, gear, and accessories.

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