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Friday, October 28, 2011

New Stealth Mount secures an action camera to helmets, surfboards and more for lightweight, low profile use.

Poway, CA. October 27th, 2011– Delkin announces its latest addition to the renowned Fat Gecko family of camera mounts that enables filming and picture taking from the first person perspective when worn directly on the user’s helmet or other equipment. The Stealth Mount offers a low profile build for cameras weighing up to 1lb (16oz), and incorporates the locking suction cup design made popular by the Fat Gecko line, for stable attachment to nearly any solid flat surface.

“This is the ideal accessory for extreme sport enthusiasts and POV camera owners that enjoy filming their accomplishments in HD quality,” explains Marketing Manager Anna Lopez. “Users can be confident attaching a valuable 1080p device onto a snowboard or wakeboard to capture amazing footage- The Stealth has been engineered to withstand strenuous environments including strong winds, vibration, force and underwater submersion. Attach it to a helmet with no added stress or interference, while getting tilt and turn options that are critical to obtaining quality shots.”

New Canon Idea Mine – a free iOS app

Carbone Smolan Agency (CSA) to Extend the Power of the Canon Brand
with Inspirational New Photography App  

App Revealed Today at CSA-Led Workshop at PDN PhotoPlus International Conference
NEW YORK – October 28, 2011 – Carbone Smolan Agency (CSA), a leading brand strategy and creative design firm, today announced Canon Idea Mine – a free iOS app designed for Canon by CSA that serves as an idea-provoking tool for photographers.  Attendees at the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo previewed the app during CSA’s photography workflow session this morning.
“Most photographers have never been challenged to take a photo of mischievous crayons. With Canon Idea Mine, they could be,” said Paul Pierson, CSA partner and design director. “By incorporating just the right amount of randomness, CSA’s goal was to help photographers evolve and expand their ideas. If you’re stuck, the app can generate billions of unique image concepts from scratch in just two taps. We think this tool will help today’s photographers, who are now expected to conceive ideas, not just execute. It’s a serious tool in a fun and distinctive package.” 

Delkin Announces the Lightest Weight Action Camera in the World and Adds Real Time LCD Playback and Review

Poway, CA. October 27th, 2011Today Delkin launches the WingmanHD Waterproof 3 Ounce Action Camera, a compact POV camera that shoots 1080p high definition video from the users perspective while mounted to almost any object or surface.   In addition to becoming the lightest weight action camera in the world, Delkin adds key features such as a 1.5 inch LCD screen, 3x digital zoom and a universal mounting system to allow seamless integration with existing photo and video equipment.

“With the division between photography and videography fading, more photographers are becoming their own directors, videographers and producers,” explains Marketing Manager, Anna Lopez.  “Incorporating a “point of view” perspective into film adds a connection for viewers, whether it’s from a person, racecar, surfboard, airplane or the top of a building.  A rugged design with a lightweight build and a universal ¼-20” photography mount allows users to capture realistic footage of impending jumps, rapids and free falls without any extra weight or interference, particularly in extreme environments or activities.”    

Sony Plant Under Water NEX-7 could be afftected

photo by PATTARACHAI PREECHAPANICH, from Bangkok Post
Reports according to the Bangkok Post that the Sony Plant in Bangkok flooded under 3+meters of water after heavy rains.  Other sources state it may impact various camera production like the new NEX-7. Luckily no one has been hurt because of the waters in the plant. 
SonyAlpha Rumors has more speculation
Link to original Bangkok Post Article


Increased Color Accuracy and Improved Measurement Speed For Professional Graphics Users

CHICAGO - October 27, 2011 - NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the new SpectraSensor Pro colorimeter and an update to the award-winning SpectraViewIIT software. This new sensor uses X-Rite i1Display technology and is customized for NEC. The sensor is available as an accessory (MDSVSENSOR3), bundled with SpectraViewII software (SVII-PRO-KIT) or shipped with an NEC SpectraViewII Series display.

The SpectraSensor Pro is a next generation colorimeter that utilizes a completely new optical system, filter technology, calibration architecture and intelligent form factor. Its increased sensitivity and measurement speed is five times greater than the previous generation, while its high degree of color accuracy can be demonstrated on all popular and emerging display technology types including CCFL, white LED, RGB LED and wide-gamut displays.


Leica Camera expands S-System with new wide angle lens

Solms, Germany (October 27, 2011)  - Leica Camera AG expands the range of lenses for the Leica S-System with the new Leica Elmarit-S 30mm f/2.8 ASPH wide angle lens. With this latest addition, the portfolio of lenses for the professional S-System is now comprised of five focal lengths. The fastest medium format lens in this focal length, the Leica Elmarit-S 30mm f/2.8 ASPH will be available beginning December 2011.

The field of view of this new S-Lens corresponds to a 24mm lens in 35mm format and this wide angle of view opens up a multitude of new opportunities in creative composition, particularly in the fields of interior, architectural and landscape photography. Additionally, a fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 makes the Leica Elmarit-S 30mm f/2.8 ASPH ideal for available-light photography and the conscious use of selective planes of focus. Thanks to outstanding imaging performance from close focus to infinity at all apertures and brilliant color rendition, the Leica Elmarit-S 30mm f/2.8 ASPH guarantees perfect results in a wide range of photographic situations.

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