The new LEICA D-LUX 5 – The compact digital Leica camera with system character

by JamesNYCSeptember 21. 2010 06:57

Solms, Germany (September 21, 2010) - Leica Camera is proud to present a new addition to its digital compact camera portfolio, the LEICA D-LUX 5, debuting at Photokina on September 21. The LEICA D-LUX 5 differentiates itself from its previous version by offering a faster LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON 5.1 - 19.2 mm f/2 - 3.3 ASPH. lens with an extended range of focal lengths equivalent to 24 to 90 mm in 35-mm format. Together with its comprehensive range of features and manual settings, the new LEICA D-LUX 5 offers a broader spectrum of photographic options. Its 720-pixel HD-video function in memory-saving AVCHD-Lite format and optional accessories, open up a whole range of additional photographic opportunities for discerning photographers.

"Thanks to ultra-fast image processing, simple handling and compact form, the LEICA D-LUX 5 is a truly unique compact camera with system character," says Peter Kruschewski, Product Manager for Digital Compact Cameras at Leica Camera AG. "It offers users endless opportunities for creative photography and allows photographers to capture the most spontaneous, fleeting moments in unforgettable pictures."

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Lexar Media Memory Portfolio Significantly Accelerates Photography End-to-End Workflow System

by JamesNYCSeptember 21. 2010 06:36

Lexar and Crucial Memory Solutions Enhance Productivity by Reducing Up To 80 Minutes of Unwanted Downtime 

Photokina, Cologne, Germany, September 21, 2010 -- Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today demonstrated how photographers can spend more time taking the perfect shot and less time waiting in the studio by using high-performance Lexar® and Crucial® memory solutions. The results showed that with a full suite of Lexar memory cards, readers, and backup drives, as well as Crucial DRAM and solid-state drives (SSDs), a photographer can shave approximately 80 minutes off a typical one-day photo shoot by replicating Lexar Media’s testing scenario.[1]

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Profoto Introduces ProDaylight 400 Air and ProDaylight 800 Air

by JamesNYCSeptember 19. 2010 21:40

Elmsford, NY – September 20th 2010 – Profoto, the world's leading manufacturer of professional photography lighting and Light Shaping Tools, is proud to introduce ProDaylight 400 Air and 800 Air.

ProDaylight 400 Air and ProDaylight 800 Air are Metal Halide based continuous light sources, which are dedicated to work with most of the existing line of Profoto's Light Shaping Tools. The powerful Metal Halide lamp provides daylight or color temperature, which is ideal for many photo and video shoots.


Thanks to the higher efficiency and light quality of Metal Halide technology, ProDaylight units can provide an ideal light for your HD videos. In addition, ProDaylight units are equipped with a state of the art cooling system which is designed to eliminate noise. Designed for heavy-duty use, the new ProDaylight's metal housing, ballast, and all components are solid, reliable, and withstand even the most demanding shooting situations. ProDaylight units also have built-in Profoto's "Air" radio remote capability, which gives the user the capability to activate or deactivate and dim 50% of the light. By using Profoto's Studio software, a user can create and coordinate multiple lighting setups, which includes numerous units of flashes and continuous lights from the computers.


Flicker-free electronic ballast with control of ballast frequency enables user to use ProDaylight in low frame to high frame rate video shoots.

ProDaylight is designed to produce higher efficiency and light quality for photographers, videographers, and cinematographers.

Deliveries of ProDaylight start beginning of December 2010

Download Profoto-ProDaylight-AB-LR.pdf Brochure(1.79 mb)

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Profoto Introduces D4 Air Series

by JamesNYCSeptember 19. 2010 21:17

Profoto Introduces D4 Air Series
Precise, versatile flash generators with integrated radio remote and synchronization

Elmsford, NY – September 20th 2010 – Profoto, the world's leading manufacturer of professional photography lighting and light shaping tools is proud to introduce the D4 Air series.

Profoto D4 flash generators are renowned worldwide for their exemplary color and power stability, wide power range, precise adjustments and easy handling. Four fully a symmetrical flash sockets, in combination with a wide assortment of light shaping tools, make them perfect all-around tools to master even the most demanding photographic jobs.

Profoto also implements its proven "Air" radio remote and sync system in the D4 series. The new D4 1200 Air, D4 2400 Air and D4 4800 Air generators offer comfortable radio remote and reliable radio synchronization via the small and handy Profoto Air Remote or Profoto Air Sync transceivers (Air Sync – synchronization only). Profoto's Studio software makes it possible, in combination with the optional Profoto Air USB transceiver, to control, save and recall all settings wireless by a Mac or PC.

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End of a really good week.

by JamesNYCSeptember 17. 2010 16:05
Did 3 days of editorial beauty out of state, and today did lighting for a video shoot here in NYC for Sharper Image.
We shot with the Canon 7D and the Canon 5DMKII.
 
Nothing better than being hired for good jobs were the photographer lets you do what he hired you for.
Video footage of the behind the scenes stuff after the AD approves it.

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Leica - BERLINSPIRATION

by JamesNYCSeptember 17. 2010 07:50

Solms, Germany (September 17, 2010) - On September 14, 2010, Leica Camera AG began a virtual paper chase through Berlin – ‘Berlinspiration’. For seven consecutive days, the German camera manufacturer will post pictures of the capital city on its Facebook page, and invites fans of photography from around the world to take part in the puzzle by guessing the locations of the photos and getting to know Berlin from an entirely new perspective.

 

The contest prize is a brand-new Leica camera that will be launched at this year’s Photokina, the leading trade show for the world of photography, held September 21-26, 2010 in Cologne, Germany. Additionally, posters showing the winner will be posted on billboards around the city. Berlinspiration finishes on September 21 and the winner will be announced on September 22 at 3 p.m. at Photokina.

 

Berlinspiration is not the place to go looking for touristy pictures of the city’s sights: the photos are unusual and humorous insights into the life of the metropolis. To guide you, Leica has hidden away on the web a choice of five different answers and digital clues. True ‘Berlinsiders’ may have the competitive edge – but a bit of research on the Web offers people around the world a great chance of finding all the right answers too.

 

A trailer posted on Vimeo also publicizes Berlinspiration on the Web – click here to view it: http://vimeo.com/leicacamera . If you want to take part in Berlinspiration, all you have to do is click here: http://www.facebook.com/LeicaCamera

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Free Webinar! Sponsored by:onOne Software & X-Rite

by JamesNYCSeptember 17. 2010 06:52

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Join Brian Matiash as he shows you how to use PhotoTools to maximize the amount of detail you can pull out of your UrbEx/Grunge HDR images and develop a style all your own. For more detailed information please click on one of the registration links listed above.

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Release of Capture One 5.2

by JamesNYCSeptember 14. 2010 06:47

Phase One announced teh release os the latest major updaet to Capture One Pro  - V.5.2.0

This new release of Capture One comes in three versions: 5.2, 5.2 PRO and 5.2 DB.
Capture One 5.2 is a free service release to existing Capture One 5.x owners.
Capture One 5.2 is a paid upgrade to customers with Capture One 4.x and 4.x PRO and a free upgrade to customers with Capture One 4.x DB.
Capture One 5.2 PRO/DB is a major upgrade to the respective versions of Capture One 3.x. Existing customers with Capture One 3.x PRO/DB can upgrade to a similar version of Capture One 5.2 at no extra cost.
Features and enhancements:
 LCC based dust removal.
 LCC support for Leaf portable files (also used for tethered operation)
 LCC support for large number of DSLR RAW formats.
 Live View support for Leaf backs and Mamiya DM systems.
 Significantly improved tethered performance for Leaf Aptus II series backs.
 Updated firmware for selected Leaf backs and Mamiya DM systems.
 More camera controls supported for some cameras.
 Preferences to disable tethered support based on camera make.
 Color tag in processed file.
 New lens profile for Phase One 35mm lens
 New lens profile for Schneider Kreuznach LS 110mm lens.
 Improved P65+ image quality.
 Improved colors and consistency on a number of Nikon cameras (*)
 Improved tone response in ISO mode L1.0, L0.7 and L0.3 for a number of Nikon cameras (*)
 A number of bug fixes.
(*) Nikon D3s, D3x, D3, D2x, D700, D300, D300s, D90 and D80.
Additional camera file support:
 Leica X1
Download here:
http://www.phaseone.com/en/Downloads/CaptureOne.aspx
 

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1ProPhoto.Com hits 2000 Photo Assistants in our database.

by JamesNYCSeptember 13. 2010 13:15

Kind of a nice mile stone, hitting that 2000 mark.
And thats not even our total DB listings.
Can't wait to intrioduce you all the new DB when its done in the coming weeks.

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New Blog, new hosting and, "A week from hell"

by JamesNYCSeptember 4. 2010 15:02

After this past week which was over run with web hosting server issues and really badly written BLOG scripts,
I am thoroughly convinced that there is a very special place in HELL awaiting those that write bad code and offer no support and continue to produce crap as a finished product.

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