Profoto B1 – Studio Light with Built in Battery Power and E-TTL

Say goodbye to cables and battery packs when doing location shooting. Profoto (distributed in South Africa by Sunshine Company) have released their new B1 flash head with features a battery on the side that you can swap out. The technology is not that different from battery tech used in laptops. This flash head is capable … Read moreProfoto B1 – Studio Light with Built in Battery Power and E-TTL

News Round-up: Sony Xperia Z1, Samsung Note 3, Adobe CC

News, particularly on the mobile phone side, has been very busy over the past 24 hours or so as IFA is happening in Berlin. There are a few new announcements that photographers may want to take note of like Sony’s new flagship Xperia, the Z1. Not to be outdone, Samsung have announced the Note 3 … Read moreNews Round-up: Sony Xperia Z1, Samsung Note 3, Adobe CC

Sony merges NEX and Alpha cameras with the new A3000

Unlike Panasonic, Olympus and Samsung, Sony have not yet created a DSLR looking mirrorless camera in their NEX range. While the A3000 is not strictly speaking an NEX, it is the first DSLR looking mirrorless camera of theirs to use NEX’s E-mount. Thing is, while it looks like a DSLR it is not a DSLR. … Read moreSony merges NEX and Alpha cameras with the new A3000

News Round Up: More Photokina 2012 Announcements, Canon EOS 6D, Leica Range Refresh and more

The news continues to flow fast and furious out of Photokina 2012. Lets not waste time and jump right in.

Canon

A slightly better kept secret than the Nikon D600, Canon’s new EOS 6D is also aimed as an affordable entry into full frame photography. Features include a 20.2mp sensor with a DIGIC 5+ image processor that allows you to shoot at 4.5fps, offers in camera HDR and 1080p video capture at 30fps. ISO range is from 100 to 102,400 when extended. The autofocus system is claimed to work in light levels as low as EV-3. It looks to be a fantastic machine and sports built in Wi-Fi.

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News Round Up: Sony Exmor RS, new Compacts from Canon and Nikon

There have been a couple of interesting news stories in the past two or three days. Sony have announced their new generation CMOS sensors to be used in mobile phones etc. Referred to as a “stacked CMOS” the new Exmor RS sensors will be able to perform better in low light than current Exmor R … Read moreNews Round Up: Sony Exmor RS, new Compacts from Canon and Nikon

Nikon News: Coolpix L610 plus new Nikon 1 J2

Its a public holiday here in South Africa, but that did not stop the announcement of two new cameras by Nikon 🙂 As if the world revolves around us here down south. The new Coolpix is the L610. A 16mp Backlit CMOS sporting machine with a 14x optical zoom. It is by far the curviest little Coolpix in the current range. It also offers the ability to shoot 360 and 180 degree panoramic images.

The other new camera announced is the new Nikon 1 J2, a reworked J1 that will launch at a lower price than the J1 did. It is said to have some more creative modes and a higher res screen on the back. Also released with this camera is a new lens in the range, an 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6. Possibly more exciting is the announcement of an underwater housing for the J1 and J2 which will go down to 4om.

We look forward to a chance to play with these new machines.

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News Round Up: Kodak Bankruptcy, New Sony Sensor,

There has been little bits of news all over the web in the past week or so. Some of it bigger than others. Like Kodak filing for bankruptcy. It is sad to see a company which was actually rather innovative – after all they practically invented digital photography – fall because it was too scared to cannibalise itself in a time where their film products ruled the roost. Sad thing is, they could have owned the digital market and still had a profitable film business it seems. Read on for more on this and other stories.

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