Tuesday, February 12, 2013
New Tools Of The Trade
Apple iPhones are popular, and their users are style-conscious, as well as tech-savvy. Really Right Stuff offers a case they will love. The CNC-machined aluminum XC-iP5 case for the iPhone 5 complements the phone's design while protecting it. New B2-XJ clamps designed for the case mate with RRS tripod heads and accessories to provide steady support for sharper photos and videos with the iPhone. Available in black, silver, gunmetal gray or red with a number of button-color combinations, the case doesn't interfere with signal strength. The case weighs just one ounce, and the clamps weigh between 1.22 and 1.77 ounces (three models are available). List Price: $125; $60 (for each clamp). Contact: Really Right Stuff, (888) 777-5557, www.reallyrightstuff.com.
Ultraportable Technical Camera
Add to your portable flash lighting tool set with the Rogue Flash Gels Color Correction Kit from ExpoImaging. It contains three of each color gel and three attachment bands if you use multiple flashes. The kit comes with the most commonly used correction and diffusion gels, including 1/4 CTO, 1/2 CTO, Full CTO, Plus Green, 1/2 CTB and 1 ƒ-stop diffusion. Using color-correction gels with your flash improves color balance and consistency, particularly when shooting indoors under incandescent and fluorescent lights. List Price: $29. Contact: ExpoImaging, (800) 446-5086, www.expoimaging.com.
Capture One Pro v7.0.2 Offers Fujifilm X-Trans Support
Users of Fujifilm's hot X-Pro1 and X-E1 mirrorless cameras will be delighted to learn that Phase One's Capture One Pro RAW processing software now includes support for the unique Fujifilm X-Trans image sensor used by those cameras. Capture One Pro 7 features a new processing engine, improved noise reduction and new digital asset management features from Phase One Media Pro. It's fast, and it provides plug-and-shoot tethered operation of many medium-format and high-end DSLRs. List Price: $299. Contact: Phase One, (631) 547-8900, www.phaseone.com.
Flashpoint Ring Light Kit
Close-up and fashion/beauty photographers should check out the new Flashpoint Ring Light Kit. It's built around a 400 w/s ring light for shadowless, yet concentrated illumination, with a 100mm diameter center opening to fit almost any lens of any format. It features a guide number of 110/35 (ft/m), flash duration of 1/400 to 1/1100, power control from full to 1/16 and recycling time of 1-4.5 seconds. Color temperature is 5000K +/-100K. It can be fired manually, via sync or as a slave. Power is AC or via the optional Flashpoint Battery Pack. The kit includes the AC power supply, sync cords, camera-mounting hardware and carrying case. List Price: $395; $350 (optional Battery Pack). Contact: Flashpoint (Adorama), (800) 223-2500, www.adorama.com.
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