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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Hands-on with the Kata Revolver 8-PL

With the 3n1 series, Kata created a new paradigm for camera backpack/slingpacks. And now with the RedDot Design Award winning Revolver they have done it again. Kata is well-known for their top-quality products, with outstanding protection of expensive equipment using ultra lightweight materials. Their newest offering, the Revolver 8-PL, Kata has given photographers the comfort of a backpack, with the ease of access of a sling.

This bag has it all. No really. It does. Every problem I can think of with carrying gear in a backpack is solved. It has the two-shoulder weight distribution of a backpack with the accessibility convenience of a sling. The wonderfully nifty revolving compartment (which revolves quite easily) gives easy access to gear regardless of which side you open it from. (pro-tip - evenly distribute the load for ease of turning). It holds enough gear for a professional level shooter's needs but works wonderfully for the casual shooter as well (additional lens slots can be used for snacks and whatnot while the stretchy strap holds them neatly in place).

Thursday, November 15, 2012


New M.ZUIKO® DIGITAL 17mm f1.8 High-Grade Lens Easily Captures Spontaneous Moments in Remarkable Detail

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., November 15, 2012 – Today, Olympus adds to the Micro Four Thirds family of lenses with the release of the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f1.8 lens (34mm in 35mm equivalent), a bright, wide-angle, single-focal-length lens ideal for snapshot street shooting, landscape photography or capturing subjects in challenging low-light environments. This high quality, compact lens features a stunning metal body and a Snapshot Focus mechanism for pan focusing with a distance indicator.

The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f1.8 has nine carefully placed lens elements in six groups to deliver sharp images of subjects with beautiful, eye-catching depth of field. The advanced optical system features three aspherical lenses, including a Dual Super Aspherical element to correct aberrations, as well as a High Refractive index lens to correct high spherical aberrations. Each lens element is polished to an ultra-high level of working precision only possible with the progressive techniques developed by Olympus master craftsmen, and carefully assembled to ensure maximum accuracy and reliability. Olympus’ exclusive ZERO (ZUIKO Extra-low Reflection Optical Coating) lens coatings are applied to the elements to reduce lens flare and ghost images even when shooting against the light.

Billboard and Nikon Launch Women in Music “Candid Covers” Video Series on Celebrating Small Moments that Changed the Big Picture

Video Series Features Kimbra, ZZ Ward, Tegan & Sara And Other Female Artists Performing Songs From The Female Music Stars Who Inspire Them

New York, NY – Billboard and Nikon Inc. today announced the launch of its Women in Music “Candid Covers” video series presented by Nikon 1 on The series spotlights emerging female artists performing songs from the female music stars who helped inspire their careers. “Candid Covers” launches online today ahead of the 2012 Billboard Women in Music event, presented by Nikon 1, Nikon’s system of advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses, being held on November 30 at Capitale in New York City. Katy Perry will accept Billboard’s coveted Woman of the Year Award and Carly Rae Jepsen will receive Billboard’s Rising Star Award at the event that celebrates the most powerful and talented women in the music business. The

Saturday, November 3, 2012

How to Help with Recovery from Sandy

Our hearts, here at P3 News and Reviews, go out to those affected by the recent superstorm Sandy. While we here were affected as well, it was in no way as severe as our neighbors to the north in New York and New Jersey. Although we do not endorse one particular charity over another, here are a few helpful links for our readers if they would like to make a donation to assist with the recovery efforts, or donate to the recovery organization of your choice.  Your help is needed and greatly appreciated by those in the worst affected areas. 

Friday, November 2, 2012


Restyled Earth Explore and Walkabout Collection Includes Best Selling Models and New iPad and Mirrorless Camera Solutions  

NEW YORK, NY – Manfrotto Distribution, world leader in the equipment and accessories industry for imaging, brings a refreshed lineup of National Geographic Camera Bags to the PDN Photoplus Conference + Expo in New York City. A refresh of the classic Earth Explorer line retains the adventure feel of the National Geographic Brand. The Walkabout series receives a restyling that further emphasizes its urban adventure story. Customers can choose from best-selling models or choose new solutions tailored for new imaging technology.

“National Geographic Camera Bags remain the perfect combination of an everyday bag combined with a camera bag.” said Doug Feldner, Product Category Manager “Fans of National Geographic will love the new styles and can be proud that with each bag purchase, a donation will be made to the support the National Geographic Society’s conservation efforts.”

Earth Explorer – Classic Designs that epitomize a National Geographic Adventure
With a touch of finesse and fashionable details the refresh of the Earth Explorer series no comes in 14 styles ranging from pouches to rolling duffle bag. The key to this redesign can be found in the details. Small touches emphasize the National Geographic brand with functional improvements added to original line favorites. The overall style, a classic cotton camera bag that can also be used for everyday use, remains with all.


Demos of new KLYP iPhone 4/4S Accessory Round out Booth Lineup  

New York, N.Y. – At PhotoPlus, Manfrotto Distribution, world leader in the equipment and accessories industry for photography and imaging, announced the new 290 Carbon Fiber tripod models, L brackets and panoramic heads. Manfrotto also showcased the new KLYP accessory for the iPhone 4/4S.

“We are thrilled to debut innovative photography solutions that deliver versatility and quality at PhotoPlus,” Jodi Palm, category manager, photo supports. “Our new 290 Carbon Fiber tripod models, L brackets and panoramic heads deliver the durability and lightweight packaging our customers want. Additionally, we’re excited to showcase the new KLYP, which helps easily transform mobile phone photography into professional-looking shots.”

Manfrotto 290 Series Carbon Fiber Models
Manfrotto has announced the new 290 Series Carbon Fiber Models. Designed to help amateur photographers move to the next level, the carbon tripods are lighter, more durable and more compact than previous models. They also have interchangeable heads and can be adapted for shooting a variety of genres.

 The new additions consist of five models; four models in the 294 series and one 293 series model. The 294 is available as legs-only and also comes with complete, ready-to-use 294 kits including one with a three-way head. The 293 uses smaller diameter tubes and 4-section legs for a smaller size that can fit in most camera bags.

Key 290 series features include: 
  • Carbon tubing, adjustable leg levers, interchangeable heads 
  • Transportable, without any sacrifice in stability 
  • Durable and built for heavy-duty use, without any reduction in strength or performance over time 

Thursday, November 1, 2012


The award winning Kata Revolver, FlyBy Rolling Bags and New 3N1 models are highlights of the latest introductions. 

NEW YORK, NY – Manfrotto Distribution, world leader in the equipment and accessories industry for imaging, brings a stellar lineup of Kata products to the PDN Photoplus Conference + Expo in New York City. A broad array of Kata introductions in both the Pro-Light Series (Bags designed with the protection, capacity and features required by professionals) and the D-Light Series (Kata quality and protection for casual photography) will be on display at the expo. All introductions include Kata’s signature lightweight protection with the use of new materials and innovative design elements.

“Missing a shot is not an option,” said Doug Feldner, Product Category Manager “and Kata’s Lightweight Protection ensures that your gear is ready while minimizing the wear and tear on a body caused by carrying too much weight.”

Pro-Light Revolver 8 – 2012 Red Dot Design Award Winner Changes the Game in Photo Backpacks
Joining the ranks of Kata’s innovative designs, the Revolver-8 (KT PL-R-8 - $249.99 Street Price) is a completely new concept in camera bags. When in the field, photographers must grapple with the problem of quick access to their accessories, especially lenses. Camera access with the Revolver 8 is easy via a quick open top compartment. The real magic of the bag lay in the revolver type magazine in the lower compartment of the bag.

With an opening on either side of the bag, this revolver spins to make any accessory in the compartment quickly accessible. Quickly get to your accessories without putting the bag down or searching through the compartment. This feature is especially handy for those carrying an array of lenses in an active shooting environment. The Revolver 8 is designed for a DSLR with grip and standard lens + 70-200 + 16-35 + 50mm + 100mm macro lens, and up to 15.4" laptop.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Live with Vulture Equipment works

Very cool and heavy-duty camera straps. Your camera is probably more likely to break before they do!

Live with Pentax

Cool new improvments to the K5 and the new 560mm lens on display (below).

Also, pictured above,  an innovative new concept camera that provides a full 360 picture by tossing it into the air!

Live with Pentax

Cool new improvments to the K5 and the new 560mm lens on display

Live hands on Nikon D600 and 70-200 f4

The d600 is quick and very user friendly, not perfect for everyone but the price is hard to beat. The 70-200f4 is amazing for those who dont need the f2:8 and the new VR i could hand hold down to 1/6 sec

Live with Kata

New roling bags, 3in1s and revolver case

Live with Hoodman

Great and RELIABLE Products! New collapsible lcd hoodloupe coming intime for the holidays

Live with Kodak

Film film film, but no Kodachrome :( 

Live with LensPro to go

Lens rentals, reasonable prices, ships in pelican cases!

Live with Gura Gear

Great bags for the traveling photographer, good designed and well made backpacks

Live with FujiFilm Instax

And you dont have to shake it!

Live with Olympus

Some "cool" cameras to be seen at their booth! Hands on with the OM-D opportunity!

Live with CamRanger

Wireless dslr control with ipads,itouch, iphone

Currently $299 for adapter and app, working on pc and android support

Live from photopluss 2012

Starts now!

Think Tank Photo to Release Retrospective® 40 and Retrospective® 50

Photo Shoulder Bags for Increased Laptop Carrying Capacity

Santa Rosa, Calif. – Think Tank Photo announces that in November it will add two new laptop-carrying sizes to its “retro” Retrospective® shoulder bag line: the Retrospective 40 and the Retrospective 50. Designed for the professional photographer that wants to remain inconspicuous in any situation, their retro look mixes "Old-School" with "New-School" that is a throwback to the days when bags where visually simple but highly functional.

 The Retrospective 40 is perfectly suited for pro-size DSLRs with a pocket for most 13” laptops and the Retrospective 50 holds pro-size DSLRs with a pocket for 15.4” laptops. Both bags accommodate a 70-200 2.8 attached to a pro-size body. The large front pocket provides an optional divider for an additional two pro-size bodies or for documents “With broad appeal, the Retrospective series has quickly become one of the leading bag collections in the industry,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo CEO and Lead Designer. “Working pros to vacationers all will find the Retrospective 40 and 50 to be the most useful and functional bags for a day’s outing.”

Think Tank Photo to Release the Glass Limo™ Backpack

Holds a 600mm f/4 without body attached or a pro-size body attached to a 500mm f/4

Santa Rosa, Calif. – Think Tank Photo announces that in November it will release the Glass Limo™, the photo industry’s slimmest profile backpack for carrying “Big Glass,” such as a 600mm f/4 without body attached or a pro-size body attached to a 500mm f/ 4. And, unlike most bags for carrying large lenses, the Glass Limo complies with airline carry-on requirements, thus allowing photographers to stay near equipment that is among their most expensive and delicate.

 “The Glass Limo solves a major functional problem experienced by sports and other Big Glass shooters,” which how to keep their large lenses safe while in transit and easy to carry into the field,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo CEO and Lead Designer. “This new backpack features Think Tank’s famous contoured harness with air channel. Big lenses may be heavy, but they don’t need be a physical burden.”

The Glass Limo’s features include:
  • Specially designed donut and yolk for large lenses 
  • Expanded capacity: add up to three modular pouches 
  • Carry a tripod or a monopod on either side with included straps 
  • Deluxe organizer on front zippered pocket
  • Two zippered internal mesh pockets for accessories 
  • Water bottle pockets on each side 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Five First-Prize Winners Will Receive New Nikon D600 Digital SLR Cameras to Tell Their Stories for a Chance to Win Grand Prize

MELVILLE, NY (October 24, 2012) – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the launch of “The Full Story” contest (, offering participants the chance to win an exclusive photo expedition with National Geographic Traveler magazine contributing editor and Digital Nomad Andrew Evans, best known for his online chronicling of his adventures exploring the world. Five first-prize winners will receive the new FX-format Nikon D600 D-SLR camera, and one lucky grand-prize winner selected from the first-prize winners will travel alongside Evans to the Galapagos where they will contribute to the Digital Nomad blog on

“The Full Story” contest is the latest program created by Nikon to inspire budding photojournalists to convey their stories through imagery. The contest will invite passionate shooters to submit one photo and an accompanying paragraph about someone or something that is meaningful to them and they think will be compelling to others. The subject of the photo could be anything from a loved one or a hometown to a personal passion. Participants will also have the opportunity to submit three unrelated photos that best showcase their photography talent.


The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens is Nikon’s First Lens with up to Five Stops of Image Stabilization; Offers Outstanding Performance and Superior Image Quality  

 MELVILLE, N.Y. (October 24, 2012) – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the newest addition to its legendary NIKKOR line of lenses, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR telephoto zoom lens that provides a popular and versatile focal length and a constant f/4 aperture for full frame FX-format photographers. The 70-200mm f/4 is the first NIKKOR lens to feature the third generation of Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) technology to meet the still image and video demands of advanced photographers and videographers.

“With the new AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4, Nikon offers enthusiasts an essential telephoto zoom lens capable of amazing clarity and control, at a price point that’s easily attainable,” said Bo Kajiwara, Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience, Nikon Inc., “With the introduction of Nikon’s third generation of VR technology, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4 lens offers superior performance and stunning image quality whether shooting beautiful stills or HD video in challenging lighting conditions.”

Striking the Balance of Portability, Performance and Shooting Preference, the New Nikon 1 V2 Provides Users with New Ways to be Creative and Expressive

Nikon Continues to Enhance the Powerful Nikon 1 System with the Addition of Photographer-Friendly Features, Connectivity and Accessories  

MELVILLE, N.Y. – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the new 14.2-megapixel Nikon 1 V2, the latest addition to the revolutionary Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System. Designed for the creative consumer who seeks stunning images and HD video, the V2 incorporates a myriad of new features aimed at improving the shooting experience, including a new ergonomic grip for familiar handling, a built-in flash and the addition of a Command Mode Dial to provide easy access to features and controls. Nikon also introduced the new SB-N7, an optional compact speedlight that offers versatile lighting possibilities for Nikon 1 V1 and Nikon 1 V2 shooters.

 The new Nikon 1 V2 is designed to be compact and delivers astoundingly rapid Autofocus (AF) and shooting response, incredible image quality, sharp Full HD video and advanced yet easy-to-use shooting options. The V2 offers a new 14.2-megapixel CX-format super high-speed CMOS sensor that has been engineered to allow for amazing image quality that exhibits eye-catching colors, rich hues and striking detail. The upgraded sensor combined with the blazing fast Advance Hybrid AF system allows users to shoot up to 15 frames-per-second (fps) while maintaining full AF tracking that allows the capturing of fast moving subjects. Other new and noteworthy features include versatile and fun shooting modes such as Best Moment Capture Mode and the new Live Image Control that lets a user preview their creative vision, pre-capture.

Friday, October 12, 2012


Experience newly introduced Leica Camera products with Live Shoots, Leica Akademie Lectures and more October 25th – 26th

Allendale, NJ (October 12, 2012) – Leica Camera, the legendary German camera manufacturer, invites existing and future Leica users to explore inspiration and creativity at its essence with the Leica S-Studio experience. Taking place Thursday, October 25th and Friday, October 26th, the Leica S-Studio features the newly launched Leica S, a revolutionary tool that sets new standards for medium format photography. The event marks the first time the complete new Leica S-System, including products launched at last month’s photokina Trade Show in Cologne, Germany, will be showcased in the United States. All programming takes place at Milk Studios in New York City (450 West 15th Street, New York, NY, 10011), the city’s premiere photo studio that stands at the crossroads of fashion, photography, art and media. 

Last Call: "Strobist" Workshop in Baltimore

Last Call for Sundays workshop: Mastering On-Location Flash Techniques (in the Spirit of the Strobist)
Come Join P3's own Brendan Cavanaugh and prized Baltimore area photographer Leo P. Heppner for an amazing afternoon in Baltimore's Inner Harbor with exclusive views, beautiful models and a great opportunity to test out the latest from Pocketwizard and many other sponsors! 
We only have 4 spots left!
NEW: Register yourself and a friend and the combined fee is now only $125, (a saving upwards to $35!). Hope to see you there next Sunday the 14th at Inner Harbor Marine Center! Here are the details for this totally new workshop:

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hasselblad opens its new design centre in Italy

10/10/2012  Headed by Luca Alessandrini, the company's New Business Development Director, the centre, with its base close to Venice and the Italian fashion industry, will implement Hasselblad's new strategy to gain market share in new consumer segments with products that boast exceptional design and engineering.

Hasselblad Chairman and CEO Dr. Larry Hansen said: "The region we have chosen for this new centre of design excellence is home to many high-tech manufacturers, including those working in the watch, high end automobile and aerospace industries."

"We plan to capitalise on having the best of both worlds with this new Italian centre and our traditional Swedish camera manufacturing expertise."

The first Hasselblad product designed in Italy is Lunar, the company's luxury mirrorless, interchangeable lens camera, launched at photokina. For the first time ever Hasselblad is incorporating carbon fiber, titanium, wood, leather and precious metals in this state-of-the-art camera, which is set for launch early next year.

The company has announced it is also planning to build a new DSLR, a new compact camera, and its own line of accessories, bags and tripods.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sundays Flash Workshop Postponment Notice

PLEASE NOTICE: Because of Sunday's (October 7th) impeding inclement weather forecast of rain and unseasonably low temperatures, we HAVE postponed Sunday's workshop to the Rain Date of October 14th, same time and place.  We apologize for any inconvenience. As a courtesy to you, we now offer a discount for those who register and wish to take a friend. Register yourself and a friend and the combined fee is now only $125, (a saving upwards to $35!). Hope to see you there next Sunday the 14th at Inner Harbor Marine Center! Here are the details for this totally new workshop:

Friday, October 5, 2012

Hasselblad Bron Inc. Announces Shoot NYC, a Professional Photography Forum

EDISON, NJ–October 4, 2012– Hasselblad Bron Inc. is proud to announce that New York City will be the host of Shoot NYC, a professional photography forum held on October 25 and 26, 2012 at the Terminal Building located at 608 West 28th Street New York, New York.

The event, originally established in NYC four years ago, has spread internationally. Shoot NYC is an exciting and informative forum based on the premise of building a photographic community. In addition to a wide range of free professional photography seminars, industry leaders broncolor and Hasselblad will help you learn how to harness and integrate the market's most advanced photographic tools into your business, improving both your photography and your bottom line. Top industry professionals will host workshops and hands-on seminars in an array of subjects, whether you’re interested in fashion, portraiture, commercial, stock or repro. 
This event is ideal for professional photographers, photo assistants, advanced students, or any imaging professional that would like to learn about the latest products and techniques being used in the digital capture market.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

New Cascade 5020 mirrorless system or compact DSLR camera bag with iPad pocket

M-ROCK’s new Double Access Cascade 5020 holds a mirrorless system or compact DSLR camera with up to a five inch long lens attached, with room for an additional one or two lenses, a flash and an iPad sized tablet in the rear pocket. The Cascade’s camera section measures H 9 x W 9 ½ x D 3.8, the bag weighs 1.7 lbs and lists for $80.00 
The Cascade offers convenient double access; via the top when carrying it around, or via the front when on a table top. The Cascade includes a lens cloth, a rain jacket, a key hook, three useful pockets and one shoulder strap.

There is a comfortable carry handle, a belt loop, a luggage loop for sliding the bag over you luggage hande or M-ROCK's Modular Cart 7080 and 4 D-rings on the back of the Cascade. The Cascade can be carried as a backpack, fanny pack or front harness style bag by purchasing M-ROCK’s optional accessory items the 7030 & 7050 belt n staps. Even the rubber label is functional and doubles up as a headphone wire port.

 The 5000 series includes three larger sized bags with identical features, the Glacier 5040 & Grand Canyon 5060 for regular sized DSLR camera bodies and the 5080 Everglades for Pro DSLR cameras. Details of all four of these bags are at

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Hasselblad Announces the HTS1.5 Tilt/Shift Adapter Available in the U.S. Market.

Edison, N.J., October 2, 2012  
Today Hasselblad announced that the HTS1.5 Tilt/Shift Adapter is once again available for purchase in the U.S. market place.

 In 2011 the Hasselblad HTS1.5/ Tilt/Shift adapter was removed from the U.S. market only pending litigation involving a patent infringement claim. Hasselblad is pleased to announce that the legal process has been concluded in favor of Hasselblad. As a result the HTS1.5 Tilt/Shift adapter is immediately available for purchase in the U.S. market. Hasselblad Bron, Inc. President and CEO Michael Hejtmanek commented

“Today was a good day for Hasselblad and for photographers across the United States. The courts have decided that the patent infringement lawsuit preventing the sale of the Hasselblad Tilt Shift Adapter (HTS) is without merit. We are really excited to again be able to provide selective focus and perspective capabilities with the HTS adapter. We think that this adapter is an important component in the toolkit of any product, architectural, or landscape photographer. We are proud of our innovative R&D team and are happy that the courts sided with Hasselblad on this issue.”

 Complete product details can be found on the Hasselblad website at

 About Hasselblad Bron Inc.

 Hasselblad Bron Inc. is a newly formed company comprised of two of the camera industry’s leading distributors – Bron Imaging Group, Inc. ( and Hasselblad USA Inc. ( The two companies merged their U.S. operations in April 2012 with the mission of providing serious photographers with the world’s best photography equipment. The company is committed to the art and technology of photographic expression and strives to provide the best tools of the trade for amateur to professional photographers. In addition to Hasselblad cameras, Hasselblad Bron Inc. provides a full range of world-class tools such as a diverse line of light reflectors and modifiers, broadcast- and cinema-quality continuous lighting systems and more. The company tests the quality of all of its products, including the Sun Sniper straps, in its 3,000-square foot studio at its headquarters in Edison, New Jersey. Hasselblad Bron Inc. is the U.S. distributor of Sun Sniper, Broncolor, California Sunbounce, Foba, Kobold and Visatec photographic equipment. For more information, please visit:

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Mastering On-Location Flash Techniques Mid Atlantic Photo Workshop

Photographers throughout the Mid- Atlantic region will be gathering in early October for a fun-filled afternoon Photo Workshop, at the beautiful and famed Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD. Entitled “Mastering On-Location Flash Techniques (in the Sprit of the Strobist)”, this first offered Workshop will be conducted by professional photographers Brendan Cavanaugh and Leo Heppner. From  2-6PM on Sunday, October 7th (Rain Date: Sunday, October 14th), Brendan and Leo will be giving instructions on how to create compelling images of people (models, portraits and weddings) and products (still lifes, cars, etc), using flash on-location, and their participants will be photographing several professional live models that will be on-hand. Through technical instruction and practical advice, Brendan and Leo will cover Digital SLR camera settings and photography; creative composition; posing and lighting techniques; flash settings and the use of flash attachments and accessories. Participants should bring their Digital SLR camera and gadget bag with plenty of memory cards and batteries for lots of shooting. 
Discount for Readers of P3 News and Reviews!

Monday, September 17, 2012

New Canon EOS 6D Full Frame DSLR

Canon Announces Its Smallest and Lightest Full-Frame Digital SLR Camera For Serious Photographers

The EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera Includes a New Full-Frame Sensor, Built-in Wireless and GPS

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., September 17, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced the EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera, a versatile mid-range full-frame camera with the durability and performance professionals require and the creative imaging options serious photographers crave. Canon has coupled the incredible image quality of a newly designed 20.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ Image Processor with the creative potential of built-in Wireless and GPS features. The camera also includes an 11-point AF array and 63-zone dual-layer iFCL metering sensor together with 1080p Full HD video capabilities, in an affordable camera body. Building upon the qualities that made the EOS 5D Mark II camera so successful, the EOS 6D bridges the gap for budget-minded photographers, videographers and cinematographers who are eager to step up into the world of full-frame imaging.

Thursday, September 13, 2012


James Malcolm Assumes Responsibilities as Executive Vice President

Noboru Akahane to Become New President of "Americas"

Denver, CO (September 12, 2012) – Noboru Akahane, President of PENTAX RICOH IMAGING, Tokyo, Japan today announced several management changes at its U.S. subsidiary, PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION, based in Denver, Colorado.

Current president, Ned Bunnell, will retire effective September 30th. “We appreciate Ned’s considerable contributions and leadership of the PENTAX operations in the U.S. over the past 7 years.  He has helped revitalize the PENTAX brand and re-establish our relationship with key retailers both in the photo specialty channel and larger national chain stores and we wish him well,” said Mr. Akahane.

Effective October 1st, Mr. Akahane will be appointed President of PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION in addition to his current role as president of PENTAX RICOH IMAGING, Tokyo, Japan.

Nikon D600 Video Overview

Here is a video overview on the new D600, explaining features, comparing size and functions. Also included is a video made with the D600 by brothers Florian and Salomon Schulz:

"Chasing Light" a video made with the D600 by brothers Florian and Salomon Schulz:

New TAMRON sp 70-200mm f/2.8 di vc usd Lens

TAMRON announces development of sp 70-200mm f/2.8 di vc usd telephoto zoom lens (model a009)

The most compact[1] full-size, high-speed telephoto zoom lens, delivering
leading-edge image quality and featuring Tamron's proprietary
VC (Vibration Compensation)[2] and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)[3]

September 13, 2012, 4PM JST, Saitama, Japan - Tamron Co., Ltd. (President and CEO: Morio Ono / Headquarters: Saitama City), a leading manufacturer of optical equipment, announced the development of a full-size, high-speed telephoto zoom lens equipped with VC (Vibration Compensation)2 image stabilization, and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)3 that achieves leading-edge image quality while boasting the most compact design in its class. The SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD will be available in Canon, Nikon and Sony[4] mounts. The lens is expected to ship by the end of 2012. Pricing information will be announced at a later date.

New TAMRON SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 Lens

TAMRON announces development of SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F004)

Redesign equips the legendary 90mm macro lens with VC (Vibration Compensation)[1] and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)[2]
September 13, 2012, 4PM JST, Saitama, Japan - Tamron Co., Ltd. (President and CEO: Morio Ono / Headquarters: Saitama City), a leading manufacturer of optical equipment, announced the development of a next generation 90mm Macro lens for full-size SLR cameras. The lens features completely redesigned optics, a proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation), and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive). The SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD will be available in Canon, Nikon and Sony[3] mounts. The lens is expected to ship by the end of 2012. Pricing information will be announced at a later date.

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