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 Wednesday, October 3, 2012
RedRock Micro Lowbase Family
 
From RedRock Micro:
 
Canon 1DX, Nikon D4, DSLR Battery Grips and Red Scarlet/Epic Enjoy New Professional-Grade Baseplate at Revolutionary Price
 
Hollywood, CA and Dallas, TX - Redrock Micro, the recognized leader in affordable professional-grade cinema accessories, announced today the availability of the new lowBase camera baseplate for taller DSLR cameras and Red Epic/Scarlet. The lowBase delivers camera rigs and video accessories support for taller cameras including the Canon 1DX, Nikon D4 and RED Scarlet or Epic digital cinema cameras.
 
Delivers the Essential Features for Video Production
 
The lowBase transforms the camera body into a functional video production powerhouse. Its low profile adds no unnecessary height to the camera body. The lowBase locks at the bottom to secure the camera and delivers the features needed and desired for filmmaking and production with these great cameras.
 
Key features of the lowBase include:

  • Industry-standard 15mm front rail support for attaching follow focus, mattebox and other camera-front accessories (60mm spacing).
  • Industry-standard 15mm rear rail support for adding shoulderpad, external battery and other rig accessories.
  • Lift n' lock repositionable thumbscrews.
  • Rubberized pads securely grip and hold the camera body.
  • Adjustable 1/4-20 screw for camera mounting to plate.
  • Optional rear 3/8-16 for additional camera mounting point for RED Scarlet/ Epic.
  • Storage bays on bottom of plate for additional 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 camera screws.
  • Available as standalone baseplate or as part of a ready-to-go rig.

Designed for Canon 1DX, Nikon D4, Red Scarlet / Epic and Others
 
The lowBase is designed specifically for taller camera bodies so cinema accessories can be easily adapted and rigs can be quickly configured. It also works with popular DSLRs configured with a battery grip, such as Canon 5D MKII, Canon 5D MKIII, Canon 7D, Canon 60D and Nikon D800.
 
"We've been using the lowBase on our RED Scarlet for quite some time, and found the lowBase to be a great simple solution to building our rigs without over-complicating things," said Chris Edwards, Cinematographer and Owner of Production Junction, a boutique camera rental shop in Manhattan's East Village. "It's a straightforward, bomb-proof piece of gear that requires minimal investment for a big return."
 
"Up until now, support solutions for taller-bodied DSLR cameras have been limited," said James Hurd, Chief Revolutionary at Redrock Micro. "The lowBase is designed specifically to rig and accessorize these larger camera bodies and transform them into serious production powerhouses."
 
The Right Rig for You
 
In addition to the standalone baseplate, the lowBase is offered as part of four ergonomic, complete rigs. Jump right into production or use them as a starting point to create the perfect rig:

  • DSLR Studio Bundle with lowBase - the ultimate rig for studio-based shooting on tripods, dollies, jibs and cranes.
  • theEvent with lowBase - balanced, compact handheld rig ready for a follow focus.
  • Field Cinema Deluxe Bundle with lowBase - comfortable shouldermount for all-day shooting.
  • eyeSpy with lowBase - shouldermount with centered camera for rear LCD operator monitoring.

Professional-Grade at a Revolutionary Price
 
Like all Redrock-branded equipment, the lowBase is designed for 24/7 production environments. Aircraft-grade aluminum is precision-machined and extra weight removed wherever possible, resulting in compact, lightweight gear. Cinema standards ensure compatibility with other Redrock equipment and third-party products. Redrock gear is designed and made in the USA and carries a lifetime warranty.
 
Whether a full-time professional, serious hobbyist, student or educator or aspiring amateur, Redrock products deliver quality results and last a lifetime.
 
Pricing and Availability
 
The lowBase baseplate is priced starting at $199. It is available now for purchase direct from Redrock Micro's website at store.redrockmicro.com or from Redrock's worldwide network of authorized resellers.
 
B&H carries RedRock Micro products.

Post Date: 10/3/2012 8:14:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adobe has released Lightroom 4.2, DNG Converter 7.2 and Camera Raw 7.2 updates:
 
Adobe Lightroom 4.2 Update
 
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.2 update includes these enhancements:

  • Album Support within the Revel Publish Service
  • Additional camera support for over 20 new cameras including the Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i, Fujifilm X-E1, and Sony DSC-RX100.

English: Windows | Macintosh
 
DNG Converter 7.2 Update
 
This new version of the DNG Converter supports over 20 new cameras including the Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i, Fujifilm X-E1, and Sony DSC-RX100 . Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras:
 
English: Windows | Macintosh
 
Camera Raw 7.2
 
Camera Raw 7.2 is now available as a final release through the update mechanism in Photoshop CS6. The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Camera Raw. Customers of previous versions of Photoshop can utilize DNG Converter 7.2 for raw file support for newly added cameras.
 
As well as supporting new cameras and lenses, the following items have been fixed in Camera Raw 7.2:

  • Cannot change “Erase” size, feather and flow settings while utilizing the Option key.
  • Cannot write metadata to images previously opened in some 3rd party software.
  • Luminance Noise slider is unresponsive when Clarity is greater than 0.
  • In certain cases, the new Defringe controls can cause vertical streaks to appear.
  • Some images from Canon 5D Mark II exhibited pattern noise in the form of maze/green split artifacts.
  • Adjusting the Blue channel does not affect monochrome images.
  • Certain TIFF files can cause Bridge to become unstable.
  • Defringe settings are not retained when editing the file in Photoshop as a Smart Object and then returning to ACR.

New Canon Cameras Supported:

  • Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i
  • Canon EOS M

Newly Supported Canon Cameras for Tether Capture (Lightroom):

  • Canon EOS Kiss X5
  • Canon EOS Kiss REBEL T3i
  • Canon EOS 600D
  • Canon EOS Kiss X50
  • Canon EOS REBEL T3
  • Canon EOS 1100D
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Canon EOS-1D X

New Canon Lenses Supported:

  • Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
  • Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
  • Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
  • Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
  • Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
  • Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM
  • Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25 ZE
  • Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZE

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 10/3/2012 7:58:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Hoya Alpha Filters
 
From THK Photo:
 
NEW HOYA alpha FILTERS
 
For Immediate Release
October 1, 2012
 
UV, Cir-PL*

  • Multi-coated UV reduces reflections off the surface of the glass.
  • Great optical quality at an affordable price.
  • Precision milled aluminum frame.

These new HOYA series plus the EVO filters are manufactured by HOYA exclusively for distribution in the United States of America.
 
B&H carries Hoya filters.

Category: Hoya News
Post Date: 10/3/2012 7:44:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, October 2, 2012
From Imaging-Resource:
 
"Talk about a photographic treasure trove! Over 600 signed prints by legendary American photographer Ansel Adams have been discovered in a box at the University of California's Berkeley campus.
 
The prints -- totalling 605 in number -- were part of a project Adams had been hired for in the 1960s, which involved photographing the UC system. The images were slated to be part of a coffee table-sized book celebrating the university system's centennial in 1968.
 
But the man who hired Adams at the time, University of California President Clark Kerr, was fired by then Governor Ronald Reagan and the centennial project was mothballed. Quite literally.
 
The prints were discovered recently by UC Berkeley theater and dance professor Catherine Cole after she had been combing through documents in the school archive for an unrelated project."
 
Read entire article...
Post Date: 10/2/2012 10:28:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, October 1, 2012
Benro MeFOTO Transfunctional Travel Tripods
 
From Benro:
 
Available in a choice of modern metallic colors, the stylish new MeFOTO Travel Tripod Kit quickly and easily converts to a monopod.
 
North White Plains, NY - October 1, 2012 - Benro, manufacturer of tripods, monopods and heads designed for today’s demanding professional photographers and filmmakers, announces today the eye-catching and very versatile new MeFOTO Transfunctional Travel Tripod Kits. This new tripod provides photographers with a reliable camera support for sharp photos and videos while allowing them to express their individual style when choosing from a selection of brilliant Red, Green, Blue, Gold and Titanium Metallic colors.
 
Offering even greater versatility, the new MeFOTO Transfunctional Travel Tripod provides all the same great features of the Compact MeFOTO Travel Tripod kit, plus the ability to convert from a full size tripod into a 64” monopod quickly and easily – without tools.
 
"These colorful, well-built and modern new Transfunctional Travel Tripods are the perfect addition to the MeFOTO product line,” said Jan Lederman, President of MAC Group. “While the Compact MeFOTO Travel Tripods are ideal for any general picture-takers using lightweight point-and-shoot digital cameras and compact interchangeable lens digital camera systems, this new Transfunctional model provides photographers with dependable support for larger camera bodies and lenses."
 
Utilizing a Reverse Folding Leg system based on the popular Benro Travel Angel kits, the new MeFOTO Transfunctional Tripods, available in one size with a choice of five colors, are only 15.4" when folded yet 61.6" extended. The MeFOTO Transfunctional Travel Tripod weighs 3.6 lbs. and can securely support up to 17.6 lbs.
 
Aluminum alloy material is utilized extensively in the construction of these tripods to take advantage of cast, forged and CNC machining techniques, all accentuated by an elegant series of robust surface treatments accented with color.
 
Features include:

  • Travel Compact – Reverse Folding Leg system
  • Quick Twist Rubber Lock Grips with Anti-Rotating Legs
  • Two Position Leg Angles
  • Tool free conversion from Tripod to Monopod
  • Recessed Center-Column Hook
  • Precision Matched Dual Action Q Series Ballhead with Arca-Swiss Style QR Mount and QR Plate
  • Separate Head and Pan Lock
  • 360-degree Pan Index
  • Integral Bubble Level
  • Compact Carry Case with Shoulder Strap

The new MeFOTO Transfunctional Travel Tripod Kit is available now. Suggested retail price for the new Tripod Kit is $229.
 
B&H carries Benro products.

Post Date: 10/1/2012 12:21:37 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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