Jul 18

STOP THE JERKS ! With Jerkstopper from Tether Tools.


Tether Tools is excited to announce that JerkStopper line of cable management devices is expanding to take on the important mission of ridding the world of evil jerks! You’ll still be able to get all your JerkStoppers directly from Tether Tools, but now our sister-company has a new site over at JerkStopper.com designed to serve the needs of computer, audio, music and electronics users worldwide.

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Jul 07

Manfrotto offers a new “always-on” tripod solution for your camera.

The POCKET series provides a choice of two sized, always-on supports that are easy and ready-to-use in any situation.

The larger POCKET fits all cameras with interchangeable lens. The smaller POCKET is ultra slim and matches all compact cameras. Once the POCKET is installed and folded, it almost disappears and the camera can still be stored in its pouch thanks to the ultra-slim and compact design

Anytime you need to hold your camera in a specific position, the three legs with non-slip rubber feet can be independently set on any surface to provide maximum stability and security. The all-metal structure and the strong springs give a steady and safe support, offering the perfect reliable and durable ‘always on’ solution.

KEY FEATURES
• Three independent legs for perfect leveling
• Adjustable screw position for universal fitting
• Full metal construction and robust components
• Non-slip, high grip rubber feet
• Reference sign for immediately setting the 120° leg angle

KEY BENEFITS
• Ultra Slim and ‘always on’ support
• Easy and fast leveling on uneven surfaces
• Stylish and high quality design
• Ergonomic and easy to use
• Quality construction for a steadfast support

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Jul 02

SensorScope Inspection Device from Delkin helps keep your sensor clean

SensorScope DSLR Camera Sensor Inspection Device in Extra Capacity Travel Bag
The SensorScope® DSLR Camera Sensor Inspection Device is a specialized tool that allows you to thoroughly inspect your digital SLR with the most precise eye. Although avoiding the need to clean your image sensor altogether would be ideal, excessive environmental exposure will eventually result in discoloration & streaking in your photos. Built to resemble and fit perfectly on top of any standard SLR lens, the portable SensorScope Inspection unit is equipped with 5x magnification and 4 ultra bright LEDs to illuminate the surface of your image sensor and expose even the most minuscule particles. With the quick switch of a button, the SensorScope magnification unit optimizes user visibility so that you can proceed with caution in cleaning of your camera. If it isn’t dirty, simply don’t clean it!

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Jun 30

The new Safari Flash Booster from Rogue extends the range of your pop-up flash.

Photographers often tell me that the pop-up flash on their camera is of limited usefulness because the range is so limited ( about 14 feet max) …but now the good folks at Rogue have created a solution to this long-standing problem; The Safari flash booster. Operating on the same principle as the Fresnel lens found in light-houses, the lens on the front of the unit concentrates the light from the flash and focuses it in a strong narrow beam as far as 60 feet away. The Safari Flash Booster is designed to work with crop-sensor (APS-C/DX) Canon and Nikon DSLRs. While the Rogue Safari Pop-up Flash Booster is compatible with the vast majority of modern DSLRs.  

 

A compatibility chart can be found HERE

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Jun 27

Nissin puts a variety of lighting options in your pocket with the i40 hybrid flash.

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The pocket size of Nissin i40 weights only 203g of weight. It is suitable for filling shadows on even the sunniest of days, suitable for family shooting, indoor/ outdoor shooting and especially suitable for traveling. Professional functions are included: Wireless TTL mode; Supports up to 1/8,000 seconds shutter speed; Flash output of GN40 at 105mm; Video light function with 9 steps of output level adjustment; Simple operation panel with two selector dials to operate the flash; Flash head tilts up and rotates horizontally to right and left for making bounced lighting more versatile by utilizing more angles. A Soft box is supplied.

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Selector dial- Simply operation panel
Nissin i40 has two selector dials controls: Function dial and Power dial. The Indicated lamp A/B/C will show the position of adjustment. Even beginners can quickly get started.

LED Video light NEW!
Nissin i40 has a video light function, which has 9 steps of output level adjustment.

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Jun 24

Canon gets super- wide and super-quiet with the new 10-18 STM lens.

The EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM lens combines optical excellence with cutting-edge performance, providing an ultra-wide angle of view in a compact, portable package, perfect for EOS cameras with an APS-C sensor. It has a 4 group optical zoom system and includes a large-diameter element, an aspherical lens element, a UD lens element and enhanced lens coatings for high-contrast, high-resolution images with minimal glare and aberration. A circular, 7-blade aperture helps ensure fine background blur and the Canon Optical Image Stabilizer system provides up to four equivalent stops of shake correction. The lens has a stepping motor (STM) and a refined focus mechanism for smooth and continuous AF during video recording. It also has a rear focusing system, plus a high speed CPU and improved AF algorithm for high-speed AF; and offers full-time manual focus for quick adjustments. The EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM delivers reliable, speedy and quiet wide-angle performance, making it an ideal lens for everyday photography, travel, stills and video recording.

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Jun 24

Wrap it up! with Domke Equipment wraps

There are times when you just can’t take a camera bag with you, but you don’t want to leave your camera at home. I’ve heard all types of advice for carrying a camera in a non-padded camera case: “wrap it in a t-shirt” or “wrap it in a towel”…or worse…”just put it in the top of you backpack and hope for the best”. No. Thank. You.

The nice folks at Domke have created a solution to this problem. Wraps. Square, padded, Velcro closing wraps that cradle your sensitive camera gear simply and safely when it’s inside your backpack, purse or suitcase.  The come in a variety of sizes for different equipment and a variety of colors so you can know what’s inside without unwrapping your gear. At about 20 bucks each, this is an affordable and practical way to protect your gear in any kind of carrying situation. where to buy

Jun 23

Canon goes wide and steady with the new 16-35 F4 IS usm lens

Delivering the ultimate combination of wide-angle, low-light performance, L-series optics and compact construction, the new Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens is a phenomenal complement to any EOS SLR camera. This L-series ultra wide-angle zoom incorporates an Optical Image Stabilizer, and offers up to four stops of correction for admirable performance even in dim light. It features three aspheric lens elements and two UD lens elements to minimize aberrations throughout the zoom range, plus optimized coatings to help minimize ghosting. A circular 9-blade aperture delivers gorgeous background blur. The EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM features inner focusing and ring USM for accurate, discreet and speedy AF. It also offers full-time manual focus and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.92 ft./0.28m across the entire zoom range. Built to function even in unfavorable weather conditions, the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM is dust-resistant and water-resistant (when used with an optional Canon PROTECT filter) for professional caliber ultra-wide performance, everywhere.where to buy

Jun 23

Steady Video Mount now available for under $100 !

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The new DLC Stabilizer V7 lets you go where the action is…around
obstacles, up or down stairs, where ever the shot takes you.
Weighing only 2.4 lbs. with all of the counter weights, the DLC
Stabilizer V7 is a well defined means of getting smooth,dramatic shots.

Featuring an all metal design (including the gimbal) with a comfortable soft grip handle that can be used with either the right or left hand. The camera stage has a rubberized platform to help hold the camera securely as well as protect its surface from scratches. The camera mounting position can be adjusted up 4.25”. There are three counter
weights included with the V7, one 0.65 lb and two 0.45 lbs.

These may be used in any combination and the position of
the counterweights can be adjusted up to 2.5”. There is also a
bubble level at the back of the camera stage that is viewable
by the camera operator

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Jun 17

Add battery life and functionality to your DSLR with a Phottix Battery Grip

Many photographers pine for MORE POWER out of their DSLR….at least more battery power and now Phottix has answered that call with an affordable series of battery grips that are functionally similar, but half the price of the OEM grips. In addition to holding double batteries, the vertical grips also add functionality of shutter/ aperture/ shutter control at your fingertips. It’s a simple solution for an old problem and adds better handling to your DSLR as well.

 

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Jun 10

Olympus Patents Wearable Electronic View Finder Device

According to 4/3 Rumors Olympus has patented a Google Like set of eye glasses that might be used as a heads up display for a camera system.

The WIPO Patent Application describes the device as “An eyeglasses-type wearable device”.

An eyeglasses-type wearable device comprises: a first temple part (10) which is positioned along one temple part of a user when mounted; a second temple part (20) which is positioned along the other temple part thereof; and a front part (30) which is positioned in front of the face thereof. The front part (30) further comprises: an electrical/electronic part, including an image capture device (32); and first and second connector parts (CF1, CF2) to which the first and second temple parts (10, 20) are capable of being connected. At least one of the first and second temple parts (10, 20) further comprises an temple-side electrical/electronic part. The first and second temple parts (10, 20) are freely attachable to and detachable from the first and second connector parts (CF1, CF2) of the front part (30). Information of an image which is photographed by the image capture device (32) of the front part (30) is transmitted from the front part (30) to the temple-side electrical/electronic part.

Jun 09

This just in: Zeiss Touit 50mm 2.8 Macro now in stores

Touit 2.8/50M
With its exceptional image performance up to a scale of 1:1, this macro lens is the ideal choice for extreme close ups. But it also comes into its own when shooting portraits or panoramas as a light tele-lens.
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Smooth and reliable autofocus

The design of the autofocus system demands an extremely precise movement of certain lens elements. As the mass of the elements or groups to be moved within the optical system differs, various motor types may be installed. The focusing system of the Touit lenses is designed to guarantee robust and smooth autofocusing without any need for compromises or limitations in their optical design.

Innovative product design

Innovative product design to ensure superior handling and fulfil the most stringent aesthetic expectations. ZEISS lenses are among the winners of the several thousand products entered for prominent design awards. The unmistakeable new product design is based on an integrative concept and focuses on essential functional elements. Even the lens hood, typically an accessory, is seamlessly integrated into the overall design. The metal bayonet mount guarantees extreme rigidity and rubberised setting rings enable precise manual control when needed. Flush-fitting, satinised surfaces visualise the optical and mechanical precision of each lens.

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Jun 03

Cokin now offers a line of filters so thin you can even use them on your wide angle lenses!

PURE Harmonie filters are the thinnest and the lightest in the world. With a thickness of 3.3mm for the Multi-Coated Anti-UV (UV MC), 4.5mm for the Circular Polarizer (C PL) and 9.5mm for the Variable Density Neutral Gray (ND X) they are almost invisible when mounted on your lens. Their weight is so light that you won’t even notice that they are attached. They have been engineered with no compromise: very robust, compatible with all lens caps and multi-coated with EVERCLEAR 5 Coating Technology to withstand almost any conditions. Super lightweight for maximum AF performance and ultra-shallow profile to prevent vignetting. They are just perfect. They are PURE. PURE_Harmonie

PURE Harmonie UV MC

Anti-UV Multi-Coated (UV MC)

With only 3.3mm thickness, this filter is the thinnest in the world. It is almost invisible when attached on your lens.
 PURE Harmonie C PL
With only 4.5mm thickness, this C PL is the thinnest in the world. Made with no compromise, it still has a rotating ring to set the polarization.
PURE Harmonie ND X

Variable Density Neutral Gray (ND X)

From ND2 (1 f-stop) to ND400 (8+ f-stops), this Variable Density Neutral Gray meet expectations of the most demanding photographers.
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Jun 02

“Selfie” shooters…your wish for “longer arms” has come true! Meet the X-Shot!

So small it fits in your pocket or purse and attaches to any compact digital camera or GoPro type camera. Allows you to photograph and video yourself with a nice background Great for travel, social networking, blogging, hiking and sporting events 

  • Eliminate awkward photos taken at arms length
  • Capture full background and scenery
  • Take a picture anywhere without asking a stranger
  • Take pictures from unique angles
  • With the XShot it looks like someone else took the picture
  • Easy film making for online videos and journals
  • Fun and easy to usewhere to buy