Archive for Photo Gear
August 31, 2012 – PRESS SUMMARY - Profoto, the world’s leading manufacturer of lighting solutions for still and motion photography, announces the sturdy new Pro-B4 1000 Air battery generator, featuring ground-breaking flash duration.
Thanks to the new, patent pending Hybrid Capacitor Technology, the Pro-B4 delivers flash durations down to 1/25,000 of a second – making it not only the shortest flash duration of any battery generator in the world, but also of any flash pack.
In addition to its short flash duration, the Pro-B4 is also the world’s fastest recycling battery generator. At lower power settings it is capable of firing up to 30 flashes per second, while the longest wait on full power is less than a second. Read More→
Compatible with over 120 different Profoto Light Shaping Tools and accessories, Pro Head Plus and Pro-B Head Plus have the following four upgrades: Read More→
April 20, 2012 – PRESS SUMMARY - Kupo, a leading global brand of professional grip equipment and lighting accessories for the still photo and video industries, announced a major expansion – 88 additions – to its line of professional grip equipment available now in the United States. These products, including light stands, grip equipment and accessories.
A few of the Kupo products include:
Junior Roller Stand – This stand is a great lightweight alternative to a full sized roller for mobile lighting in the studio or location.
Master C Stand Kits
Master C Stands, or Century Stands, are now available as kits – bundling a C Stand, 40” Grip Arm and 2-1/2” Grip Head to offer further savings and convenience.
Master C Stand Base
The exclusive Kupo Turtle Base with patented spring locking ring is available as an accessory so users can utilize their existing riser sections and gain the ease and speed advantage that this base provides. The Kupo Master C Stand with Turtle Base features a unique innovation in the world of C Stands enabling photographers or filmmakers of any skill level to open and collapse the legs in under a second.
April 19, 2012 – PRESS SUMMARY - Tenba has introduced two new bags to their popular Roadie II collection. The Roadie Video Backpack and Shoulder Bag were designed from the ground up with video gear in mind. They will fit the latest digital camera / video systems, including DSLRs from Canon (5D Mark III, EOS-1D X) and Nikon (D4, D800), and larger gear from RED (Epic, Scarlet), Canon (C300) and Sony, along with a laptop and a full assortment of accessories.
April 18, 2012 – PRESS SUMMARY - Profoto, the world’s leading manufacturer of professional photography lighting and Light Shaping Tools, announced the new ProDaylight 200 Air and ProDaylight 400 Air continuous light sources. In 2011, Profoto released the continuous light source ProDaylight 800 Air, thereby introducing the concept of light shaping to video. ProDaylight Air is an HMI light, which is ideal for most photo and video shoots.
These latest versions are even smaller and more lightweight, yet still as powerful and robust. The fact that the units do not use fans to keep cool makes them totally silent – a valuable feature when working with live sound video. The word “Air” simply means that they come with Profoto’s
renowned Air radio remote function, which lets users
control the light from the palm of their hand.
These new products are compatible with Profoto’s wide assortment of Light Shaping Tools. Note that all HMI lights need a ballast to work. ProDaylight is no exception, and to fully support the new versions Profoto is also launching the new ProBallast 200/400. ProBallast is multivoltage, flicker-free and automatically senses that a 200W or a 400W head is connected – and adjusts itself accordingly.
At the NAB Show this week in Booth # C8217, Profoto will be showing the complete line of continuous light products including the new ProDaylight 200 Air and ProDaylight 400 Air systems as well as the new cine Reflector Lite. Also featured will be Profoto’s extensive line of light shaping tools.
For more information on the new ProDaylight 200 Air and ProDaylight 400 Air continuous light sources, including technical specifications, visit: http://www.profoto.com/us/products/continuous-light
April 5, 2012 – PRESS SUMMARY - Leading the way in carrying solutions for over 30 years, Tenba announces that is has introduced a new Roadie II Hybrid case. The Hybrid is a protective, rolling photo/laptop case that meets strict international airline carry-on standards, and it includes a fast-deploying backpack harness to comfortably carry a loaded case over rough terrain or up stairs.
When working on location, there are times when wheels are not the best mode of transport, like on sandy beaches, muddy ground or steep trails. Taking that into account, the rear zipper on the Roadie II Hybrid opens to allow padded harness straps to be clipped to D-rings on the side of the case, and in just a few seconds, the case converts from a rolling hard case to a comfortable backpack.
This new case also features a heavy-duty, four-section locking handle that extends to a full, comfortable walking height, easing the strain on a photographer’s back and shoulders when wheeling the case through long paved stretches.
Like Tenba’s existing Roadie II cases, the Roadie II Hybrid has the look and performance of a distinctive travel case, with a rugged, water-repellant ballistic nylon exterior, genuine YKK zippers, heavy-duty ball bearing wheels, and industrial/military-grade webbing. The finely tailored exterior conceals a padded and protective EVA shell inside, which will fit up to two large professional DSLR camera bodies, 6-8 lenses plus tons of accessories, or an HD video or medium format camera system and a laptop up to 17 inches.
Each case includes a slim 4-pocket media wallet that fits either CF or SD cards as well as a quick-connect collar that holds virtually any size tripod tight to the case for easy transport. The new Roadie II Hybrid (14W x 20H x 8.5D inches) meets the absolute strictest international carry-on standards.
The Roadie II Hybrid is available now at a suggested retail price of $324.95. To find more information about Roadies, and to see a full video demonstration of all Tenba products, visit www.tenba.com .
January 28, 2012 – PRESS SUMMARY – RODE Microphones announced the VideoMic HD, a high-fidelity, precision RF bias shotgun microphone with integrated digital recording, designed for use with DSLR and large-sensor video cameras.
The VideoMic HD’s audio DNA is directly inherited from RØDE’s flagship NTG3 professional shotgun microphone. Incorporating the same capsule and sharing much of the electronic design of the NTG3, the VideoMic HD is a true condenser super-cardioid shotgun microphone with RF bias technology. This makes it virtually immune to RF interference and condensation that can cause other condenser microphones to fail.
Continuing its history of innovation and ‘industry-firsts’ RØDE has incorporated a high quality digital recorder into the body of the VideoMic HD. This completely removes the requirement for a separate audio recorder, while still also providing throughput of the audio signal to the camera for a superior reference audio track. Read More→
“The new Profoto Umbrella XL products were created with professional portrait and fashion photographers in mind,” said Mark Rezzonico, VP Product Group. “These new light shaping tools create a smooth yet distinctive light, allowing photographers to perfectly illuminate a single person or even small groups with just a single light source.”
Available in three versions – white, silver and translucent – the new Profoto Umbrella XL features a diameter of 65” with a slightly parabolic shape that allows photographers to change the light distribution by simply sliding the umbrella shaft inside the flash head. In addition, the light spread can also be adjusted by moving the Zoom Reflector back or forth, creating an even more versatile look.
The Profoto Umbrella XL fits on all Profoto flash heads and monolights. It can also be mounted on Profoto’s Cine Reflector, and thereby can be used with the new line of continuous light sources – ProDaylight 800 Air and ProTungsten 1000 Air. Read More→
December 2, 2011 – PRESS SUMMARY – Induro, makers of tripods, heads and accessories designed for demanding professional photographers, announced the new low-profile, heavy-duty Induro BHL Ballheads.
Designed for use with today’s most popular professional camera systems, the new top of the line Induro BHL-Series low-profile ballheads provide secure and steady support for heavy camera bodies and lenses. Capable of supporting significantly more weight than most conventional ballheads, advanced composite materials make the BHL Ballheads about 20% lighter and 15% more compact than other comparable ballheads. Read More→
November 16, 2011 – PRESS SUMMARY – Cinevate, in partnership with Tenba®, is now shipping a new collection of custom-built cases for their Core and Simplis Rigs, plus Atlas and Pegasus camera sliders. These new “Protected by Tenba” cases bring Tenba’s time-tested carrying solutions to Cinevate’s industry-leading filmmaking tools, guaranteeing safe transport for all Cinevate products.
Each new case is designed to protect Cinevate gear in various sizes and configurations, along with accompanying DSLR, video and filmmaking systems. As with all Tenba cases, the materials and hardware used are the best available — including YKK zippers and welded-steel D-rings, plus water-repellant ballistic and Cordura nylon exteriors. Massive reinforcement in all stress and load-bearing areas ensures that the cases will endure the rigors of heavy travel and constant use. Read More→