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Metz Updates Popular Mecablitz Digital Flashes for the Sony Multi Interface Hot Shoe
The new Metz 44 AF-1 and 52 AF-1 no longer require an adapter; now feature feet designed specifically for Sony cameras adopting the new multi interface shoeUpper Saddle River, N.J. (September 16, 2014) – Metz, a leading manufacturer of high‑performance flash technology, has enhanced its flash unit range, introducing two new Sony versions of the Mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital (MZ 44316SNEW) and Mecablitz 52 AF-1 digital (MZ 52316SNEW). The two new models come equipped with updated feet for cameras with the Sony Multi Interface flash shoe and no longer require the use of an adapter. Metz premium flash products are distributed in the US exclusively by Manfrotto Distribution, Inc.
Hasselblad Announces Wi-Fi Enabled H5D-50c Camera
Company is set to showcase prototypes of its brand new H5D-50c Wi-Fi medium format camera at photokina (Hall 02.1: Stands A021 - B020)The new model—a feature-rich upgrade to the H5D-50c CMOS unit launched earlier this year—provides photographers with more freedom than ever before, thanks to an innovative Wi-Fi module.
Special Capture One Software Developed For Selected Sony Cameras
A special version of Phase One’s Capture One Express software will be available free of charge for owners of selected Sony cameras worldwidePhase One today announced that starting today, a special version of Phase One’s Capture One Express software will be available free of charge for owners of selected Sony cameras worldwide. Now, these Sony camera owners can leverage the renowned high-quality raw image conversion that Capture One delivers.
Phase One Releases Capture One Pro 8
Unprecedented raw processing power and more freedom to chooseCOPENHAGEN, September 16, 2014 — Phase One today released version 8 of Capture One Pro, the imaging software preferred by hundreds of thousands of the world's leading photographers. Capture One Pro is already renowned for outstanding RAW conversion quality, state-of-the-art tethered capture, powerful digital asset management, customizable workspace and extensive adjustment tools. Capture One Pro 8 now adds an unprecedented level of performance and control for the discerning photographer.
Phase One and ALPA of Switzerland Announce Alliance
Reveal plan for a new fine art camera systemCOPENHAGEN and ZÜRICH, September 16th, 2014 — Phase One A/S and ALPA Capaul & Weber Ltd. have agreed to enter into a long-term strategic and cooperative alliance in the development and marketing of premium products for the world’s most demanding fine art photographers.
The LUMIX DMC-LX100 with New Micro Four Thirds MOS Sensor
Featuring F1.7 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens and 4K video recording capabilityNEWARK, NJ (September 15, 2014) - Panasonic is proud to introduce the DMC-LX100 (LX100) with Micro Four Thirds High Sensitivity MOS Sensor for the 6th generation model of Panasonic’s world-renowned LX high-end compact camera series. The new LX100 is not just a successor to the DMC-LX7 but a jump-up that even inherits the DNA of DMC-LC1—the Panasonic’s first full manual compact camera released in 2004. The LX100 will be available at www.shop.panasonic.com and valued channel partners at the end of October.
New LUMIX DMC-GM5 with a Live View Finder
The ultimate digital mirrorless camera in an ultra compact sizePanasonic is proud to introduce the new LUMIX DMC-GM5 from its stylish compact Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) GM series, that boasts both an outstanding compact profile but it’s also high performance for the ultimate picture quality. TheDMC-GM5 will be available at www.shop.panasonic.comand valued channel partners in mid November.
Panasonic Announces Two New Micro Four Thirds Lenses
LUMIX G 14mm f/2.5 II ASPH single focal length lens and LUMIX G VARIO 35-100mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS telephoto zoom lensPanasonic has introduced two new lenses. The LUMIX G 14mm f/2.5 II ASPH is a single focal length lens with high quality optical elements that reduce distortion. The LUMIX G VARIO 35-100mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS telephoto zoom lens has a 70-200mm equivalent range and features Optical Image Stabilization. Both lenses use stepping motor technology for smooth and silent focusing, particularly useful for video shooting.
Nikon Announces D750, 20mm f/1.8 lens and SB-500 Video Speedlight
Packing pro features and FX-format image quality, the Nikon D750 is the full-frame DSLR that’s been worth waiting forMELVILLE, NY (September 12, 2014 at 12:01 A.M. EDT) Today, Nikon Inc. announced the D750, the D-SLR that provides adept enthusiasts with the powerful combination of pro-caliber photo and video features with FX-format image quality. The new D750 represents a leap forward for this camera segment, inheriting some of the best elements from Nikon’s revered full-frame professional cameras, with new and refined features aimed at sparking creativity and sharing with built-in Wi-Fi.
Samsung Announces Flagship NX1 SMART Camera
Samsung’s newest model captures superb images and cinema-quality 4K/UHD videoRIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – Sept. 15, 2014 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), announces today the launch of the NX1 SMART Camera. This new flagship model combines professional image quality with cinema quality Ultra High Definition (UHD) / 4K resolution video recording and industry-leading SMART connectivity. Samsung also expands its line of professional-grade “S” lenses with the introduction of a new telephoto lens, the NX 50-150mm F2.8 S OIS lens.
Sigma Announces dp1 Quattro and LVF-01 View Finder
Widest of the high-powered, compact trio on shelves in mid-October, new accessory available in DecemberRONKONKOMA, N.Y. — September 12, 2014 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, today announced the availability of the Sigma dp1 Quattro camera and a new view finder that will magnify Quattro cameras’ LCD screens.
Sony Introduces Full-Frame Power Zoom 28-135mm f/4 Lens
New 28-135mm F4 G E-Mount Lens for VideographersSAN DIEGO, Sept. 12, 2014 – Sony today has introduced the world’s first 35mm full-frame lens with power zoom, the new FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS (SELP28135G) model for its E-mount camera line.
Olympus OM-D EM-1 Silver Body and Firmware Upgrade
Olympus’ award winning OM-D E-M1® combines a new look with tethering capabilities ideal for studio photographersCENTER VALLEY, Pa., September 15, 2014 – The award-winning flagship Olympus OM-D E-M1®, with the world’s first 5-axis image stabilization, TruePic VII image processor and Live MOS sensor is now more iconic than ever before, with the introduction of new firmware Version 2.0, enabling tethered shooting, In-Camera Digital Shift and Live Composite, and much more, also now available in a sleek, classy silver body.
Olympus Announces M. Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens, 1.4x Teleconverter, PRO Filters
Olympus’ first M.ZUIKO PRO Telephoto Zoom Lens delivers ultimate optical performance in a portable, lightweight bodyCENTER VALLEY, Pa., September 15, 2014 – Professional quality telephoto shooting is now more portable than ever with the introduction of the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO lens (80-300mm in 35mm equivalent). This latest Olympus lens is the first telephoto in the M.ZUIKO PRO series that features a dust, splash and freezeproof construction, durable enough to withstand the rigors of professional shooting, when combined with the Olympus OM-D E-M1®.
G-Technology Extends Its Studio Line Of External Hard Drives
New eight-bay 64TB G-SPEED® Studio XL among G-Technology’s newest innovations to support multi-stream HD, 2K and 4K workflows for creative professionalsInternational Broadcasting Convention (IBC 2014, Booth #7.G15), Amsterdam, September 11, 2014 – G-Technology, a leader in delivering premium storage solutions for audio/video production, photography and creative professionals, today announced the first extension of its Studio line, the G-SPEED Studio XL. Expanding on the two–bay G-RAID® Studio and four-bay G-SPEED Studio Thunderbolt 2 storage solutions, which launched earlier this year, the G-SPEED Studio XL holds up to eight removable enterprise-class 7,200 RPM hard drives, offering colossal capacity and performance of up to 1,350 megabytes per second (MB/sec) performance for the most demanding digital content creation applications.
Canon Announces EOS 7D Mark II
New EOS 7D Mark II Camera Provides Captivating Creative Power at an Affordable PriceMELVILLE, N.Y., September 15, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, incorporating professional features and quality in an affordable DSLR.
Epson Announces Expression Photo XP-860 Small-in-One Printer
Create, Scan and Share Directly to Facebook and Cloud and Print Anywhere, AnytimeEpson America, Inc. today announced its next-generation Epson® Expression® Photo XP-860 Small-in-One™ printer, delivering ultra-powerful performance in an ultra-slim design. Ideal for families and photo enthusiasts, the Expression Photo XP-860 outputs stunning, professional-quality photos with smooth gradations and amazing skin tones – up to 8" x 10" borderless – with six-color Claria® Photo HD Inks.
ZEISS Otus 1.4/85
Lens family expands with another focal length for the highest level of professional image qualityGiven its focal length and speed, at first glance the new ZEISS Otus 1.4/85 appears to be a traditional portrait lens. But a closer look reveals that this is a fast all-rounder for photographers who do not accept any limitations when it comes to detail – whether it is for general studio work, or fashion, advertising, product or architectural photography. In combination with modern DSLR cameras, this lens delivers unprecedented image quality – even with an open aperture. ZEISS will present this new world-class lens for the first time to the public at photokina in Cologne/Germany from September 16 to 21, 2014.
Zeiss Loxia 2/35 and Loxia 2/50 Lenses
With the new Loxia 2/35 and Loxia 2/50 lenses, ZEISS combines maximum image quality with classic ease of use for E-mount full-frame camerasWith the new Loxia 2/35 and Loxia 2/50 lenses, ZEISS combines maximum image quality with classic ease of use for E-mount full-frame cameras
Canon Celebrates 80th Anniversary Of Its First Camera—The Kwanon
Marking Japan’s first 35mm focal-plane-shutter camera, the Kwanon was produced in prototype form in 1934Marking Japan’s first 35mm focal-plane-shutter camera, the Kwanon was produced in prototype form in 1934