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Thursday, March 29, 2018

New “StoryTeller” Shoulder Bags from Think Tank Photo

Think Tank Photo’s New “StoryTeller” Photography Shoulder Bags
Feature Gear Protection at an Affordable Price

Santa Rosa, Calif. – As all visual storytellers know, a picture is worth a thousand words. And
whether one is a pro or amateur photographer, you need the right camera bag to help tell your
story. Think Tank Photo’s three new StoryTeller shoulder bags fit both DSLR and Mirrorless bodies
and lenses, and feature a flip-top lid for quick access. The premium quality materials used to build
the StoryTeller ensures photography gear stays protected while at an affordable price.
Storyteller shoulder bags come in three sizes. The StoryTeller 10 holds an ungripped DSLR
or Mirrorless camera body, two to four standard telephoto lenses with hoods attached and
reversed, and a 10” tablet. Examples include a D750 w/ 24‒70mm f/2.8 attached, 70‒200mm
f/2.8, 85mm f/1.8, and an iPad.

The StoryTeller 8 holds an ungripped DSLR or Mirrorless camera body, three to four small
telephotos or primes with hoods attached and reversed, and an 8” tablet. Examples include a
D750 with a 18‒300mm f/3.5‒6.3 attached, 105mm macro, 85mm f/1.8, and an iPad Mini.
The StoryTeller 5 fits an ungripped DSLR or Mirrorless camera body, two to four standard
telephoto lenses with hoods attached and reversed, and a 10” tablet. Examples include a D750
with 24‒70mm f/2.8 attached, 70‒200mm f/2.8, 85mm f/1.8, and an iPad.

Think Tank Photo’s Modular Belt System V3.0

Think Tank Photo’s Modular Belt System V3.0 Improves Photography Gear Access Speed While

Sized to Accommodate Today’s Gear

Santa Rosa, Calif. – Think Tank Photo, creator of the photography industry’s largest modular
collection, has released Version 3.0 of its popular Modular Belt System, with improved access
speed and ease while accommodating for today’s gear. The Modular Belt System moves weight
from photographers’ shoulders to their waists for more comfortable all-day carry. Many of the
new pouches are expandable to fit pro-sized lenses with hoods in the shooting position. And, the
newly added Camera Clip Adapter V3.0 belt attachment for the Peak Design Capture Clip,
SpiderLight and SpiderPro camera clips allows the clip to rotate on any Think Tank belt for better
Using Think Tank’s patented rotate or lock technology, photographers can lock down their
pouches or rotate them freely around the belt when kneeling, sitting or running.

The Lens Changers V3.0 feature one-hand drawstring closures that secures lenses, wide-
mouth opening for quick one-handed access, and outer stretch pocket provides space for a lens
cap. In addition to new versions of the existing Lens Pouches, the brand-new Lens Changer 150
V3.0 accommodates a 150–600mm f/5–6.3 lens with hood reversed. The Lens Changers include:

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

New Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s Kit for US Market

For the U.S. market, Nikon Inc. is pleased to announce today the new Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s Kit, a custom bundle specifically designed for content creators and filmmakers looking to take full advantage of the D850’s extensive video capabilities and controls. The key component of the kit, the award winning Nikon D850 offers incredible features, including full-frame 4K UHD video capture at 24/30 fps, 8K and 4K time-lapse, focus peaking, zebra stripes, HDMI output and enhanced audio control.

The Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s Kit will include three prime NIKKOR lenses which are ideal for content creation, and exhibit the clarity and sharpness needed for 4K Ultra HD video; AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED, AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED, and the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G. The kit will also contain an external 4K Atomos Ninja Flame recorder/monitor (with power kit, docking station and coiled HDMI cable).

The Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s Kit will be available in the U.S. for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $5,499.95 and will go on sale at the end of March 2018.

The Nikon D850 Filmmaker Kit includes the following:

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Here's to the Women

In honor of all the women photographers out there in camera-land, happy International Women's Day.  Keep shooting and producing the brilliance you produce. 

Woman photographer and P3 Contributing Editor Mel
on the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland, shot by
another woman, her sister Lori

Monday, March 5, 2018

Elinchrome Launches new Portable, Powerful TTL light

Introducing the EBL 500 TTL
The Elinchrome ELB 500 TTL is an incredibly portable and powerful battery pack combining 500ws of power with a feature set that included high speed sync, active charging, full asymmetry with built-in Skyport designed to empower portrait photography in both studio and on location

The ELB 500 head
The Speed and Simplicity of TTL
The ELB 500 TTL is ideal for photographers who find themselves in time sensitive shooting envriornments where  the inherent speed of TTL lets them capture images at the speed of life or for those who simply prefer the convenience of TTL. The "Manual Lock" functionality allows photographers to get an initial "lock" on their expoure in TTL and then switch to m
anual mode to further adjust their exposure as they need or to explore different creative effects.

The Power and Performance of 500ws in an Incredibly Portable Package
The ELB 500TTL is powerful enough to overpowoer the sun, delivers 400 full power flashes on a single charge and has a fast recycling time of 2 seconds at max power, ensuring you won't miss an important moment. The ELB 500 head is smaller than speedlites yet delivers 10 times more power.  It is a lightweight enough to be mounted on a camera bracket or boom arm while on location.

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Friday, March 2, 2018

New Phottix Odin II Flash controller for Pentax

Phottix Introduces the Odin II
for Pentax
Bringing the power and control of the Phottix ecosystem to Pentax users
Phottix’s flagship Odin II TTL Flash Triggering system has expanded to include a new transmitter control unit (TCU) compatible with Pentax cameras. Developed with direct cooperation from Pentax engineers at Ricoh Imaging in Japan, the Phottix Odin II for Pentax brings the power, control, and ease of use of the Phottix TTL lighting ecosystem to Pentax users. Tested extensively with the Pentax 645Z Medium Format DSLR Camera and the ground-breaking Pentax K-1 DSLR, the Phottix Odin II gives Pentax users more creative control over their art.

New Palm-Sized Cactus RQ250 Monolight

Cactus announces the RQ250, a palm-sized, bare-bulb wireless monolight that supports wireless TTL/HSS and gives you the best possible light in a compact body.

Hong Kong– Photographers always want a high output portable flash with consistent light quality for location shooting. Cactus set out to create one of its own carrying the motto - if we do it, we will have to do it right. It has to be compact in size, outputs high quality of light, and versatile.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

LumiQuest Light Modifiers at WPPI 2018

At PhotoPlus Expo 2017 we caught up with LumiQuest to learn about their "LastStand" light stand/tripod combo.  At WPPI 2018 we stopped by the learn more about their light modifiers and see them in action.

Lens Flipper at WPPI 2018

The Lens Flipper by GoWing made a splash at WPPI 2018 with this convenient way to carry a spare lens and change lenses on the move without risking a dropping one or both in the inevitable "lens juggle."  Get 20% off for the rest of the week with the code WPPI2015.

Available in all current camera brand mounts!

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