Feb 132017
 

COPENHAGEN, Feb. 13, 2017 — Phase One, in cooperation with LogicKeyboard, is now shipping an official new keyboard for Capture One Pro, Mac version. The Capture One Pro keyboard layout has been designed based on feedback from the Phase One Certified Professional (POCP) program to support maximum productivity.

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Key features include:

  • Apple Pro Keyboard
  • Original Apple ultrathin anodized aluminum enclosure
  • Professional Key mapping layout
  • Robust Pro-line full-color coded keys
  • Capture One shortcut titles and icons on keys

The Capture One Pro keyboard for Mac is now available to support three languages (American and British English and German). Additional language support will be available upon request.

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Prices and Availability
The Capture One Pro keyboard is priced at 139 USD / 129 Euro (plus VAT where applicable) and is available now from authorized Phase One dealers worldwide: www.phaseone.com/partners

About LogicKeyboard
Founded in Denmark in 2002, LogicKeyboard is a young, progressive company providing flexible and effective keyboard solutions designed to optimize their customers’ workflows, processes and business potential. The company’s uncompromising focus on quality means that they work to ensure that when customers start using a new keyboard solution with custom keys from LogicKeyboard, that they should immediately notice the difference, both in terms of ease of use and increased productivity. http://logickeyboard.com/

About Phase One POCP
Phase One Certified Professional is a comprehensive training course in Phase One Camera Systems, Digital Backs and Capture One Software. It is designed to give digital techs and assistants the knowledge they need to be more efficient on set and attain the highest level of reliability with Phase One technology.

About Phase One
Phase One A/S is the world-leading provider of medium format digital photography systems and imaging solutions for professional photographers and industrial applications. Established in the early 1990s, Phase One is a true digital photography pioneer with a passionate commitment to image quality excellence and creative freedom. Phase One’s engineering and design expertise has produced imaging breakthroughs from high-resolution camera systems to advanced software for better photographic workflows and raw file editing. Phase One’s understanding and ability to optimize hardware and software integration underscores their award winning Capture One Pro software – widely preferred by professional photographers.

Phase One and Capture One are registered trademarks of Phase One A/S. All product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

To connect with Capture One Pro, please go to:

http://www.captureonepro.com
Facebook at www.facebook.com/CaptureOnePro/
Instagram at www.instagram.com/CaptureOnePro/
LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/phase-one

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Feb 072017
 

Upper Saddle River, N.J. (February 7, 2017) – Manfrotto, a leading global innovator and manufacturer of premium photo, video and lighting support products and accessories, has launched a new, groundbreaking Manfrotto Lens Filter Suite, a combination of Manfrotto’s successful high-quality lens filters and innovative Manfrotto XUME magnetic adapters.

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The new Manfrotto Lens Filter Suite enables professional and amateur photographers and videographers to avoid the hassle and frustration of changing filters while subjects wander or light slips away. With the Manfrotto Filter Suite, photographers instantly and precisely connect the filter to their lens so that they never miss the perfect shot.

The Manfrotto Lens Filter Suite is comprised of a Manfrotto Lens Filter, a Manfrotto XUME Lens Adapter and Filter Holder plus an optional Cap (available only for 77mm diameter). It is the perfect choice for long exposures, wedding photography, macro, architectural photography, fine art photography – any style requiring the use of filters.

Manfrotto’s camera lens filters are built to the highest quality standards. They feature flawless multi-coating which minimizes reflection and maximizes light transmission, consistently delivering the effects photographers wish to achieve. Each filter is provided with a practical, reusable storage case, ensuring the highest level of protection off-camera. Depending on the model, Manfrotto filters feature reliable water-repellent, oil-repellent and anti-static characteristics.

  • UV filters block out UV light, preventing it from entering the lens, reducing blurring, haziness and blue casting.
  • Circular Polarizer filters enhance color, contrast and saturation as well as removing undesirable reflections from non-metallic surfaces.
  • Neutral Density filters help control exposure times by reducing the amount of light hitting the camera sensor without altering the color of the scene.
  • Protect filters provide maximum protection against scratches, oil and moisture, without affecting overall image quality.  

Manfrotto XUME Adapters are the revolutionary magnetic solution which securely locks filters onto lenses, quickly and easily. Photography gear stays safe in-use with the filter magnetically secured to the lens. Manfrotto XUME accessories are safe for the lens’ focus mechanism, media cards, drives or other electronics.

Unique to the market, Manfrotto’s XUME Adapters:

  • Install in an instant.
  • Are secure; no moving parts and completely safe to use.
  • Have very low profile rings and are completely unobtrusive.

Manfrotto XUME Filter Holders and Manfrotto XUME Lens Adapters are now available nationwide in eight sizes: 49mm, 52mm, 58mm, 62mm; 67mm, 72mm, 77mm and 82mm. The Manfrotto XUME CAP is available only for the 77mm size. Manfrotto Filters range in price from $19.99 to $134.99 and Manfrotto Xume Adapters range in price from $10.99 to $34.99.

The Manfrotto Lens Filter Suite will be on display at WPPI in Las Vegas, Feb. 7–9, at the Manfrotto Distribution booth, No. 349.

For additional information about Manfrotto’s photo and video products and accessories, visit manfrotto.us. Follow Manfrotto on Facebook at facebook.com/ManfrottoSchoolOfXcellence, on Twitter @manfrotto_us or instagram.com/manfrottoimaginemore.

 

About Manfrotto (Vitec Group) – manfrotto.us

Manfrotto is the world leader in the design, production and distribution of professional products for photography, video and entertainment. The company was founded in 1972 based on Lino Manfrotto’s experience, and its mission has always been to support and simplify the work of reporters, photographers and producers. The Imagine More project adds to this historical mission the idea of fuelling the enthusiasm of weekend photographers and supporting the surge of new amateurs. Part of the UK-based Vitec Group since 1989, Manfrotto has now become a worldwide presence. In its nine key markets – Italy, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, China, Japan, Hong Kong, the United States and from 2016 in the Netherlands – it is represented by its own direct distribution system, Manfrotto Distribution, whereas in 80 other countries sales are handled by independent distributors. Through the Imaging Division of Vitec Group, Manfrotto Distribution owns the following leading international brands: Manfrotto, Gitzo, Lastolite by Manfrotto, Avenger, and is the U.S. distributor of Bowens, Gossen, Metz and National Geographic.

Oct 142016
 

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Upper Saddle River, N.J. (October 13, 2016) – Manfrotto, a leading global innovator and manufacturer of premium photo, video and lighting support products and accessories, launches Befree Live – the smallest, most on the go versatile video tripod and kits in the Manfrotto range. Befree Live will premier in the U.S. next week at PhotoPlus Expo in New York City. Continue reading »

Sep 212016
 

Elinchrom continues to expand the family of EL-Skyport Plus HS transmitters to Olympus users!

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Since the launch of the EL-Skyport Plus HS for Canon, Nikon and Sony, the most advanced EL-Skyport is now available to Olympus users. This will give photographers the ability to control and visualise power settings for all their compatible Elinchrom lights and gives them the opportunity to shoot at speeds up to 1/8000s in Hi-Sync mode.

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Visual Feedback Interface

The Large LCD display of the EL-Skyport HS features two-way control via a visual feedback interface that lets you see the exact power up to 10 compatible Elinchrom lights in your setup, right on the transmitter. Users can control the modelling lamp and power of each flash unit directly from the EL-Skyport transmitter, which instantly shows the updated settings.

This provides an incredible system for every light in your setup, right from your camera.

Hi-Sync opens up the world of fash photography

Elinchrom Hi-Sync technology lets you go beyond the X-Sync of your camera. Photographers can simply switch to Hi-Sync mode and access sync speeds up to 1/8000s to freeze motion, overpower the sun, darken backgrounds or use a wider aperture. The ODS (Over Drive Sync) feature enables users to fine tune the EL-Skyport Plus HS transmitter’s trigger signal to optimise exposure at high shutter speeds whilst gaining up to 2 more f-stops of light.

Even more

The EL-Skyport HS has 20 frequency channels that can be used for either Normal or Speed mode. The transmitter attaches easily and securely to the hotshoe with its quick-lock mechanism, and is powered by 2x AA batteries. Users can also enjoy a range of up to 656ft (200m) outdoors, and up to 196ft (60m) indoors.

The Skyport HS continues the Elinchrom commitment to quality

Providing photographers with tools to enhance their shooting experience whilst also showing how Elinchrom is looking ahead to the future. The EL-Skyport HS represents a seamless extension of the EL-Skyport family since it is also compatible with the three previous generations of Elinchrom flash units (those using the EL-Skyport Transceiver RX module for Style RX, Digital RX, and Ranger RX systems, and those with integrated EL-Skyport modules for the BRX, D-Lite RX, ELC Pro HD, and ELB series.)

Other camera systems are currently being evaluated for future release.

EL-Skyport Plus HS Features

  • Large LCD with unique, real-time display of remote flash power settings
  • Easy access buttons and rotation ring for fast setup and control
  • 20 Channels, 4 Groups for Normal and Speed Sync Modes
  • Hi-Sync, up to 1/8000sec with Olympus, Sony, Canon and Nikon cameras
  • Extended working range up to 656ft (200m)
  • AF Illuminator and sure-lock mounting foot
  • USB port for future-proof upgrades

The EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS is now available for Olympus, Sony, Canon and Nikon cameras.
EL19372
– EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for Olympus
EL19371 – EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for Sony
EL19366 – EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for Canon
EL19367 – EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for Nikon
Street Price: $249.95 USD / €249 EUR / £199 GBP

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Specifications
Frequency Band : 2.4 GHz
Channels : 40; (20 in Normal mode – green / 20 in Speed mode – red)
Groups : 4: 1, 2, 3, 4
Flash synchronization :
Normal: limited to the native X-sync of your camera
Hi-Sync mode: up to a 1/8000 sec.*
2nd curtain sync: only Canon
Range : Up to 200m (656’) for triggering
AF Assist Beam : Yes
Connection :
Foot for Olympus hotshoe (19372) Sony hotshoe (19371) Canon hotshoe (19366) and Nikon hotshoe (19367)
Mini-USB for firmware updates
2.5 mm remote release
Power source : 2x AA batteries
Indicators and Controls :
LCD screen display:
Sync mode, group, channel, ODS activation, Hi-Sync activation, shutter mode, remaining battery power, flash unit name, flash unit ID, flash unit power level, flash unit modelling level.
Buttons:
Group selection, test, rotation ring to change values, confirmation, on/off and refresh.
There are also 4 buttons with variable functionality:
Power +/-, Modelling lamp off/prop/free, Individual unit selection and setup on the dashboard. Menu up, menu down and exit in the setup menu.
Dimensions : 84.1 x 68.3 x 58.5 mm (3.3 x 2.7 x 2.3”)
Weight : 120 g ( 0.27 lbs.) without batteries

* See the list of compatible flash units and cameras.

Jul 292016
 


As I have previously stated, a good camera bag is a necessity for any photographer who decides to use something other than his/her smartphone to capture images. Cameras tend to attract stuff that you always need to have on hand (just in case). But the bag must also protect the camera and its lenses from mishap and mayhem, yet comfortably carry all that stuff and fit into your style of photography. Since I prefer to shoot in urban settings, I need a bag that will carry my mirrorless kit plus my personal stuff in as small a package as possible. While some view leather as a luxury, working-class leather makes for a tough, durable bag that is light and easy to care for. How often do cowboys buy saddles? Same principle applies here.

Copper River Bags of Nevada City, CA makes some excellent bags out of leather, Water Resistant Cotton Duck Canvas and 1000 Denier Cordura. Their line of camera bags come in small (10″ – the size I am reviewing), medium (14″) and large (15″). All of their products are hand made in the USA which is very refreshing to encounter these days. CRB also makes camera accessories like padded camera inserts (one is included with your camera bag), leather camera straps, leather sketchbooks, leather conditioner and leather initial plates. This list only scratches the surface of the list of bags they make. Click here if you want to see the complete catalog of bags they make. Continue reading »