Rollei relased the new Flexipod 300 with smartphone adapter that also suitable for the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4. It is a tripod that has compact size approx. 285 x 50 x 50 mm and universal practicality with three-legged design for more compact and suit to use with Digital SLR cameras or even minicamcorders. It offers rubber tripod feature which allow to be bent and rotated up to 360 degrees make the tripod more flexible for use. The Rollei Flexipod 300 use a mini spirit level to align the tripod perfectly and non-slip rubber feet to provide a secure footing, particularly on horizontal surfaces, such as in the outdoors condition.
WnSoft has released PixBuilder Studio 2.0 software for images editing. It is a free software for digital photo editing, images processing, and resizing that has many professional quality functions. The software offers tools for color management functions such as brightness/contrast management, color balance, and levels manipulation. In addition, the PixBuilder Studio 2.0 allow users to use graphic program such as Layers concept, multi-step undo, gradients and masks support, and text layers for image processing and creating illustration. It also support you for drawing complex raster shapes and effects or use the built-in shapes drawing tool that supported by management functions. The PixBuilder Studio 2.0 is a perfect software for photos editing solution. Visit PixBuilder Studio 2.0 website for Free download Windows software.
Nikon has released the my Picturetown Pad app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The app allows users to enjoy using the photo sharing, posting, and management features in Nikon’s my Picturetown including Facebook and Twitter. my Picturetown Pad also has a Motion Snapshot function to supports book view and a map view that utilizes information recorded with cameras equipped with a GPS function. You can download the my Picturetown Pad now at iTunes.
Adva-Soft has unveiled the TouchRetouch version 3.0 app for Android. This software allow you to remove unwanted objects from your photos with fast and easy using your finger. As a photo editing software, it offers a new user interface, a high-performance retouching algorithm, support for full-resolution images, a clone stamp for advanced retouching, and more that easy to photo editing than ever. Get the TouchRetouch 3.0 at Android Market.
Fujifilm has announced the 2012 Fujifilm Student Photography Awards which open to all students aged 16 or over undertaking full or part-time professional photographic training, or full or part-time graphic design training of which photography is a major part at a UK based college or university. You can submit your photograph with theme of ‘Extreme’ that can encompasses many things such as Sports, action, adrenalin, weather, wealth, poverty, heat, cold, passion, and more to capture the meaning of that word in a single image. The winner will win: £200 worth of Fujifilm film, a professionally produced portfolio courtesy of Metroprint, a Trophy and the title ‘Fujifilm Student Photographer of the Year 2012′. The Fujifilm Student Awards 2012 is now open for submissions until the closing date of February 29, 2012. For more information go to the website of “Fujifilm Student Awards 2012″.
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Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX ED VR is a standard zoom lens. The lens features 16 to 85mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/3.5 to f/5.6. The lens construction has 17 elements in 11 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 83° – 18°50’. Closest focusing distance at 0.38 m/1.3 ft and has a filter size of 67 mm. The Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX ED VR lens weighs 17.1 oz and it 2.8 inches in diameter and 3.4 inches long.
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Leica has launched a special edition digital compact camera, it is the Leica D-Lux 5 Titanium. The camera comes with the same technical specifications as the standard D-Lux 5 model such as a fast a 24-90mm equivalent zoom lens that suitable for a wide variety of conditions include 1/1.63” CCD image sensor with a resolution of 10.1 megapixels to produces images with rich color, superb sharpness and high contrast. It offers an 1,280 x 720 pixel HD movie recording feature with 3-inch LCD screen equipped with An Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 software which provides photographers to develop RAW image files. The Leica D-Lux 5 Titanium special edition will be available in the UK at the end of October 2011.
Lastolite has released new Strobo Kit. The Strobo kit is designed more compact and simple to use with creative light modifying system for battery operated flashguns. It comes in two versions: one which fits directly onto a flashgun and the other which includes the highly successful Ezybox Hotshoe Plate. There are an Optional Barn Doors that also available for both kits. Check Availability at Amazon.com.
Sigma just launched a new lens for Nikon cameras with 11.1x high zoom ratio lens designed especially for digital SLR cameras to offers a broad shooting range from wide angle to telephoto which is ideal for travel photography. The Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM is the successor to the SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS/ HSM which was launched in June 2007.
Fujifilm has unveiled the Fujifilm X10 digital compact camera which offers great result with high image quality from edge to edge. It has larger 2/3-inch 12-megapixel EXR CMOS sensor with a bright high-definition Fujinon F2.0 wide-angle to F2.8 telephoto that has 4x optical zoom lens equipped with advanced EXR processor, RAW shooting feature and in-camera RAW processing and also has 1080p Full HD movie recording capabilities. For detailed information go to website of Fuji or Buy Products at Amazon.com.