PPC News

Lowepro Debuts Pro Roller Lite™ AW Series

Pro Roller Lite™ AW is Lowepro's leanest and lightest camera roller bags for professional photographers who travel internationally with their camera gear and a laptop.

By PVC News Staff | October 28, 2011

Lowepro, the leading brand of protective gear for photography equipment and portable electronic devices,today introduced its latest carrying solution for professionals who travel around the world with their camera and computer equipment. The Pro Roller Lite™ AW series is lean and light enough to carry onboard most airlines. Each bag weighs less than 10 lbs or 3.6 kg, without gear. Read More


Lowepro Pro Messenger AW Series

New messenger-style bag reminiscent of durable, yet soft canvas bag with the abrasion and moisture resistance of a custom-milled performance fabric

By PVC News Staff | October 27, 2011

Lowepro, the leading brand of protective gear for photography equipment and portable electronic devices, introduces its new, soft-sided professional series of photo bags, the Pro Messenger AW. Its low-key, discreet style and flexible workflow features makes it an ideal carrying solution for pro photographers who shoot news and events in urban and/or crowd-filled settings. Read More


Camera Bits to Preview Photo Mechanic 5 and Photo Mechanic Catalog at PhotoPlus Expo 2011

Show attendees who stop by booth #367 will receive sneak-peek of the latest Photo Mechanic features before new version is available to the public

By PVC News Staff | October 26, 2011

Portland, Oregon - October 26, 2011 - Camera Bits, Inc., a pioneer in the development of software for professional digital photographers, is previewing the latest editions of its popular photo workflow software, Photo Mechanic 5 and Photo Mechanic Catalog, at PhotoPlus Expo 2011 in New York City from October 27 - 29. Current and prospective users of the Photo Mechanic software line can expect to see new features that will ultimately make their photo editing experiences even more efficient and effective. Camera Bits will also host in-booth (# 367) demonstrations for Photo Mechanic 5 and Photo Mechanic Catalog. Read More


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Canon Launches the Flagship PIXMA PRO-1

By PVC News Staff | October 24, 2011

Canon today announced the launch of its new flagship PIXMA Pro series model, the PIXMA PRO-1, which is the world's first A3+ printer to feature 12 separate inks. Featuring an EOS-inspired design, the stylish model produces the highest possible print quality in colour and monochrome, and is ideal for professional and serious amateur photographers. Exceptional levels of productivity make it suitable for studio use and commercial exhibitions. Read More


Canon Announces New Points Qualification System and Website to Enhance Membership Opportunities

Canon Hosts CPS Lounge at PhotoPlus Expo 2011 with a Full Roster of Membership Benefit Activities

By PVC News Staff | October 21, 2011

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced an enhancement to the Canon Professional Services (CPS) program with a new qualification system for membership acceptance. The new CPS professional points system allows an expanded roster of equipment to qualify prospective members into the program. The new points system will help many professionals who were unable to join based on the previous membership requirements. Read More


Nikon Launches the Free My Picturetown Pad Application for iPads and iPhones

Support for playback of data recorded using the new Motion Snapshot function built into Nikon 1 J1 / V1

By PVC News Staff | October 20, 2011

Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that its free my Picturetown Pad application for iPads and iPhones is available for download from Apple's App Store. The my Picturetown Pad app allows users to enjoy using my Picturetown, Nikon's online image sharing and storage service, with their iPads and iPhones. Read More


23-year-old Product Receives Makeover and Two Bonus Modifiers

The 23-year-old Apollo™ line receives a makeover as well as two new additional modifiers

By PVC News Staff | October 11, 2011

In 1988, Westcott patented the Apollo™ product. Now, in 2011, Westcott is excited to announce the re-launch of the Apollo™ line. With a revamp of a 20+ year-old logo along with the addition of two new products, the Apollo™ line is still one of the most amazing and portable light modifiers on the market to date. Because of customer requests, Westcott is adding the Apollo™ Orb and Strip. Read More


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New Product Developed to Help Avoid Damaging Your 5D Camera Port

By PVC News Staff | October 03, 2011

The LockPort5 adapter is designed to fit easily the popular RedRock Micro DSLR Baseplate using the original screws and soft adhesive pads. The LockPort5 safely secures a 90° FRONT/REAR mini HDMI to full-size HDMI adapter, protecting forever the "expensive to repair" mini HDMI camera port. Read More


LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series Now Available

By Dan Carr | September 23, 2011

First portable Thunderbolt drives begin to hit the market. Read More


Lensbaby Announces its new Movie Maker’s Kit Featuring the Composer Pro PL with Sweet 35 Optic

Lensbaby Announces its new Movie Maker’s Kit Featuring the Composer Pro PL with Sweet 35 Optic

The Lensbaby Movie Maker's Kit is a full-service in-camera creative effects lens kit packaged in a custom-built rugged Pelican hard case

By PVC News Staff | September 22, 2011

Lensbaby announces today the newest addition to the Lensbaby Creative Effects camera products line-up, the Lensbaby Movie Maker's Kit featuring the brand-new Composer Pro PL with Sweet 35 Optic, for use on PL mount cameras. Read More


Getty images to Capture the London 2012 Games in 3D

By PVC News Staff | September 20, 2011

Getty Images, the official Photographic Agency to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has announced that it will shoot the London 2012 Olympic Games in stunning 3D. This will be the first time Getty Images has shot the Games using this technology and Getty Images is deploying a handful of 3D-dedicated photographers to ensure the best still shots are captured. Read More


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Wacom Launches Cintiq 24HD For Creative Pros

New Cintiq offers spacious 24-inch HD widescreen display

By PVC News Staff | September 13, 2011

Wacom's all-new Cintiq 24HD brings control, comfort and productivity to a whole new level with best-in-class display performance and ergonomic comfort. The Cintiq 24HD is engineered to meet the high-demands of designers, illustrators, animators, video editors and other creatives looking for Wacom's most advanced pen-on-screen experience. It joins the Cintiq 21UX and Cintiq 12WX as part of Wacom's complete lineup of interactive pen displays. Read More


Light Your Greenscreen With Only One Light..?

FloLight Streamlines Greenscreen Shooting with the Cyclight

By Clint Milby (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | September 12, 2011

At IBC 2011 - FloLight debuted their latest creation that promises to be a huge time, energy and money saver: The Cyclight. Imagine, the ease and simplicity of shooting greensscreen with only one light! With the CycLight, you can finally say good bye to tweaking and fumbling with multiple lights. Read More



Adobe announces Carousel - cloud-based image service

By Dan Carr | September 08, 2011

At Photoshop World today in Las Vegas Adobe took the wraps off a new remote photo access / editing program for iOS and MacOS devices. Read More


Gekko to introduce lenslite D-SLR mount at IBC2011

By PVC News Staff (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | August 31, 2011

Gekko Technology, a world leader in LED-based lighting systems for television and film production, announces a new D-SLR mount for its established and successful lenslite. The D-SLR mount allows direct attachment of the lenslite lamphead to Canon 5D, 7D and Nikon D3 cameras. Fixing directly to the base of the camera via the tripod screw, the mount secures 15 millimetre bars which hold the lamphead on axis around the lens. The base of the mount has an additional fixing so the camera/lenslite combination can still be mounted on a tripod, but with the centre of gravity moved forward for stability. Read More


Blackmagic Design Announces UltraStudio 3D With Thunderbolt Technology™ Is Now Shipping

World's first video product with Thunderbolt™ technology allows portable capture and playback with dual link 3 Gb/s SDI, HDMI 1.4a and analog video, 10 bit video and dual stream 3D!

By PVC News Staff (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | August 29, 2011

Blackmagic Design today announced the world's first video product with Thunderbolt technology. UltraStudio 3D which allows portable capture and playback with full resolution dual stream 3D support, 10 bit hardware architecture, dual link 3 Gb/s SDI, support for up to 1080p60 in SDI and component analog and HDMI 1.4a connections, as well as full SD, HD and 2K support, is now shipping for only US$995. Read More


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Leica Launches New M9-P Rangefinder and 21mm f3.4 Super-Elmar Lens

Sleeker Digital M Camera and Low Profile Wide Angle

By Dan Carr | June 21, 2011

Leica unveiled an updated design to the venerable M9 this morning in Paris. The new M9-P features a more discreet, classic design forgoing the "Red Dot" in favour of classic scripted Leica lettering engraver on the Magnesium top plate. They also revealed a new lightweight 21mm f3.4 lens that is a perfect match for architecture and landscape shooters. Read More


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Canon Updates Availability of New EF Lenses

Fisheye zoom and super teles are coming this year.

By Dan Carr | May 26, 2011

Canon had previously announced updates to their whole super telephoto line as well as the addition of an 8-15 zoom to the EF lineup. Due to the problems in Japan, release dates slipped but now we have confirmation from Canon USA on the new delivery schedule. Read More


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Sigma Announces Huge Price and Availability of 46MP SD1 Camera

New Foveon Sensor DSLR Ships in June for $9,700 !!!

By Dan Carr | May 20, 2011

A 46MP Foveon sensor negates the need for a bayer matrix or anti-aliasing filter. Sigma's new SD1 is the largest Foveon sensor on the market and it's coming in June. Read More


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Panasonic Announces G3 Micro Four Thirds Camera

Worlds smallest interchangeable lens camera with built in viewfinder.

By Dan Carr | May 12, 2011

Panasonic has launched a new camera in their M 4/3 lineup which is 25% smaller than their previous G2. FULL 1080P video and a 16MP sensor make this an intriguing little camera for the pro who needs something smaller to travel with or carry around on a daily basis. Read More