From Kenro: Friday March 8, 2013
- Kenro, the official UK distributors of Nissin Flash Guns, gave Focus visitors a first-look at the Nissin Di700, a new second-generation advanced flash gun, ahead of its official UK launch in the coming months.
The new enhanced flash gun comes with a range of innovative functions all designed with the photographer’s needs in mind. The Di700 model has increased to 24-200mm from its predecessor and can achieve a maximum output of GN50 at 200mm. Compared with same-level flashes from other brands, the Nissin Di700 can create a variety of light changes, giving the photographer a wider range of option whilst shooting.
Nissin have also developed a new rotating lock release button feature for greater versatility. The model supports 180° horizontal rotation to the right and left, tilts up to 90° and expands 7° downwards, making it ideal for close-up photography.
What’s more, the Nissin Di700 is the only flash in its category equipped with an external power socket. Operating with the new Nissin Power Pack PS 8 can greatly shorten the recycling time and increase number of flashes, which is further reinforced by its impressive synchronization, supporting up to 1/8000 second shutter speed, perfect for incredible wildlife and action photography.
For maximum practicality, Nissin has also added sockets for PC sync and 3.5mm sync for studio lighting system connection. Other features of the Nissin Di700:
Recycling time: 0.1 – 4 seconds
Flash duration: 200- 1500 flashes
Colour temperature: 5,600K
Exposure control: E-TTL II / E-TTL (for Canon), i-TTL (Nikon) and Sony ADI/P-TTL
Wireless Mode: Wireless TTL non TTL Slave (SD mode FS mode)
AF-assist beam effective range: 0.7-6m / 2.3-19.7 feet
Dimensions: 40 (H) x 75 (W) X 115 (D) mm/ 1.6 (H) x 3 (W) x 4.5 (D) inches
Weight: 350g (without battery pack)
Kenro managing director Paul Kench commented: "Nissin are renowned for creating innovative flash guns across the globe and their latest offering is an extremely exciting opportunity for photographers to experience these new and unique functions to further their photographic work. The Di700’s light, stylish design teamed with its easy-to-use features make it an ideal choice of flash and we are confident that it will be very popular.”
The new Nissin Di700 will be available in Canon, Nikon and Sony digital SLR camera fittings and is scheduled to be launched April 2013. Pricing details will be available closer to its launch. B&H
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Sigma has just announced pricing for its new 30mm F1.4 DC HSM lens. The lens will have a suggested retail price of $499.00 in Canon, Nikon, and Sigma mounts. Preorder Opportunities:
Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM Lens for Canon - B&H
Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM Lens for Nikon - B&H
From X-rite: Online educational tutorials provide photographers with basic information, insights, and tips to achieve color control, consistency and creativity in their digital imaging and video workflow North White Plains, NY – March 6, 2013
– X-Rite Photo Marketing announces its schedule of March 2013 Webinarsthat have been developed to address specific color management topics and are designed to appeal to both professional and serious amateur photographers and videographers.
Four free webinars this month are sure to help photographers and videographers gain new confidence and to learn quick, easy and powerful ways to enhance their color workflow. Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the live trainers.
“X-Rite continues its dedication to teaching photographers and videographers how to effectively take control of their color management and digital imaging workflows with four helpful webinars this month,” said Mark Rezzonico, vice president, X-Rite Photo Marketing. “This month’s webinars not only focus on professional color management applications for video as well as still photography but we will also feature two very special new webinars - one co-sponsored by X-Rite and Sekonic and hosted by Professional Photographer Joe Brady and another with Fine Art Travel Photographer Andy Katz. These new webinars are sure to get a photographer’s creative juices flowing while providing them with practical ways to improve their photography.” March Webinar Schedule: Monday, March 18, 2013, 12:00 PM EDTSimply Amazing Color. Take control of your monitor, printer and camera!
The ColorMunki Family of color management solutions provides advanced control for a photographer’s digital workflow. This webinar will review the individual ColorMunki solutions including software demonstrations and discussions of how each solution is used.
From monitor and projector to printer and camera, the ColorMunki family provides choices and solutions for any photographer’s needs. All options are small and portable for travel.
This live webinar gives users the opportunity to ask questions and understand each solution in detail so they can make the right decision on what ColorMunki family solution is for them. Attendees will enjoy special discounts.
To register for this webinar at 12:00 PM EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/775177474 Monday, March 25, 2013, 12:00 PM EDTProfessional Monitor Calibration for Still & Video
As more and more still photographers move into videography with DSLR cameras the need for color management solutions specific to those output environments has become obvious. X-Rite’s i1Profiler software now includes video presets for popular video formats including NTSC, PAL-SECAM, and Rec. 709. The introduction last year of the new i1Display Pro colorimeter combined with these presets in i1Profiler makes the X-Rite i1Display Pro the perfect solution for calibrating and profiling monitors for video editing and output.
When i1Display Pro is combined with X-Rite ColorChecker Targets the combination provides a capture to output solution for video editing that allows exceptional control over white balance in any scene.
This brief webinar will review how to access and utilize the video presets in i1Profiler software and will briefly look at use of ColorCheckers in the video footage as a visual reference. For those shooting, editing, and preparing video for output this webinar will provide the insight into X-Rite color management solutions that can streamline color control in video.
To register for this webinar at 12:00 PM EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/864901602 Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM EDTFine Art Travel Photography with Andy Katz
Travel photographer Andy Katz travels the world to capture amazing images. His photographs are in permanent collections of museums and private collectors the world over. The subject matter that captivates his vision is diverse from landscapes to portraits to still life in color and black and white. Andy uses light, contrast, and color to tell a story of his travels and evoke emotion in the viewer.
Andy's work requires critical color management to capture and carry the subtleties of his work from the camera to the print. He uses Sony Alpha 99 and RX-1 to capture the entire nuance in every detail and the depth of every tonality. X-Rite ColorChecker Passport, i1Display Pro, and i1Publish Pro ensures accurate and repeatable reproduction of color and contrast every time.
This webinar will discuss traveling with photography equipment, finding the shot in faraway places, composition, using light, and more. Andy will talk about how he communicates with people, listens to their stories, and creates the relationships that allow him to capture beautiful and revealing portraits.
To register for this webinar at 11:00 AM EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/499454850
To register for this webinar at 1:00 PM EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/991161778 B&H