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Manfrotto Launches New Camera Bag Lines

Posted by on Monday October 14, 2013 | Uncategorized

Manfrotto has just unveiled two new lines of camera bags, a Pro line and a 12-model Advanced line for more casual photographers who want to be able to carry both camera gear and personal items. The Pro line features 14 different models in various sizes including: four holster-style bags, five shoulder bags, a trio of... More

Nikon D610 Full-Frame DSLR Announced

Posted by on Tuesday October 8, 2013 | Uncategorized

Nikon just announced the full-frame, 24 megapixel D610—an evolutionary update to the D600. Naturally, the first thing some people will want to know is whether the D600’s dust/oil issues have been resolved. The direct answer is, we don’t know. When asked, Nikon gave the same response as it did earlier this year, which is essentially... More

Zeiss Announces New, Fast 55mm Lens

Posted by on Monday October 7, 2013 | Uncategorized

Zeiss has just announced the first of its new Otus line of pro, 35mm lenses. Other Otus lenses will follow but, for now, the Otus 55mm, f/1.4 lens leads the way. It’s  available in Nikon F and Canon EF mounts, offers a 55mm field of view and an f/stop range of f/1.4-f/16. Zeiss comparers the... More

Adobe Cyber-Attack; Security Alert Issued

Posted by on Saturday October 5, 2013 | Uncategorized

Adobe has reported that a cyber-attack by a third party has compromised the security of user information including the encrypted credit/debit card data, Adobe ID’s and passwords of 2.9 million customers. At the time the alert was issued, Adobe did not believe that decrypted credit card or debit card numbers were accessed. The company says... More

New Leica Lens, Accessories and Firmware Update Announced

Posted by on Thursday October 3, 2013 | Uncategorized

Leica has added a new, wide-angle lens to its S medium-format system lineup. The Leica Elmarit-S 45mm f/2.8 ASPH delivers a 35mm (equivalent) angle of view. The lens, which is available immediately, comes in two versions, with the CS model offering an integrated central shutter for sync speeds up to 1/1000th of a second. The... More

Profoto Introduces Collapsible Light Reflectors

Posted by on Thursday October 3, 2013 | Uncategorized

Profoto has introduced a series of collapsible light reflectors, which come in 32-inch and 47-inch sizes. The design of the light reflectors is intended to make them easy to carry and use on location. “Squircle” shaped (shaped like a squarish circle, or like a square with rounded corners, in other words), the reflectors have integrated... More

New Profoto Speedlight Ring Expands Use of RFi Softboxes

Posted by on Thursday October 3, 2013 | Uncategorized

Profoto just announced a new Speedring adapter, which allows photographers to use any brand of speedlight with the entire line of RFi softboxes. The RFi Speedlight Speedring features dual brackets to attach two speed lights, if needed, for use with larger softboxes, providing extra illumination or faster recycling time. For more precise and creative lighting,... More

GoPro Hero Line Updated with Smaller, Faster Cameras

Posted by on Tuesday October 1, 2013 | Video

GoPro’s Black and Silver edition cameras have just been given Hero 3+ status. Both models are smaller and faster. They also  now offer longer battery life and better low light performance. That’s just an overview of some of the improvements you’ll find in these updated models. For more details and a quick look at some... More

Sony QX100 Teardown Video

Posted by on Thursday September 26, 2013 | Uncategorized

Wonder what’s inside the Sony QX100 lens camera? Check out this very cool teardown video. The QX100, which features the same sensor and lens as the Sony RX100 II, and the QX10 just started shipping. For more information, you can read our blog post here. Sony promises another video tomorrow with a re-assembled lens. More