Profoto Announces The Profoto A1X Flash with Built-in AirTTL Remote

Profoto A1x

Profoto announced the Profoto A1X flash with built-in AirTTL remote. Preorder it at $1,195 at B&H Photo | Adorama

Press release:

The latest result of Profoto’s dedication to innovation – The new Profoto A1X is here!

We are never fully satisfied with the products we make. We always strive to take steps forward, whether they be baby-steps or strides. That is why we not only will create ground-breaking products. But we’ll also continually evaluate and improve those products. Like we have done with the launch of Profoto A1X, the A1’s new and improved sibling. It has a little more of everything that made its predecessor a success. An even more powerful battery, faster recycling and Sony compatibility are some of the 30 and more updates that we have made to the product. Or put in other words – more when it matters.     

Because in photography, there are no second chances. An image might present itself for a second, and then it’s gone, so you can’t afford to be fiddling with batteries or waiting for the flash to recharge – you’ve got to be ready. That’s why the new Profoto A1X has up to 450 full power pops per charge, and lightning-fast one-second recharge time, so you’ll never miss a shot.

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Save Up To 12% On Used Cameras At KEH

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Today and tomorrow (5/15-5/16/19) KEH offers 12% discount on used gear. Use code CAM5A at checkout.

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Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Announced and Available For Preorder

Laowa 100mm

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two Low Dispersion Elements
  • Maximum Magnification: 2:1
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 9.7″
  • Manual Focus Design
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm

Venus Optics announced the Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO lens. The Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Macro sells for $449 and can be preordered at Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon

Press release:

Venus Optics announces availability and pricing for Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2:1 Ultra Macro APO

Featuring a 2 times life-size reproduction with no visible CA, the new Laowa Macro is a high quality and versatile macro and portrait lens.

China, 7 May 2019 – Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of unique Laowa camera lenses, is proud to announce the availability and pricing of the new Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro APO lens.

Followed by the success of the Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2:1 Macro, the 100mm f/2.8 2:1 Macro is the 2nd member of Laowa 2:1 macro line-up. This new 100mm lens can cover full frame sensor and focus from 2:1 magnification to infinity. 100mm is a more popular focal length for macro photographers. However, all of the current 100mm macro lenses in the market can only achieve 1:1 (life-size) or even smaller magnification. Shooting with smaller bugs is usually a challenge for macro photographers. The wider magnification range of the new Laowa Macro allows photographers to capture subjects at any size, making it one of the most versatile macro lens in the market. Despite having the wider range, Venus Optics manage to compress the size of the lens to the minimal and it is similar to other 1:1 macro lens in the market.

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Do You Remember The Canon EOS-1D C? And How Does It Compare To The Canon EOS C200

EOS-1D C

Canon EOS-1D C at a glance:

  • 4K 4096×2160 8-Bit 4:2:2 Cinematic Video
  • Canon Log with 12 Stops of Dynamic Range
  • Continuous Recording, No 29:59 Min Limit
  • Full HD 1080p Recording at up to 60fps
  • 18.1MP CMOS Sensor
  • Dual CF Card Recording Media
  • Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors
  • 3.2″ LCD Screen
  • 61-Point High Density Auto Focus
  • EF Lens Mount; Magnesium Alloy Body

This is a camera that’s flying a bit under the radar lately. The Canon EOS-1D C (“C” for Cinema), released in 2012, is a heavy weight of gear (literally and figuratively), made for pros and movie making.

Armando Ferreira compares the EOS-1D C with the Canon EOS C200, just to see how they compare and if the EOS-1D C can still deliver seven years after its release. Btw, you can get an EOS-1D C used for

Below is another video about the fabulous Canon EOS-1D C by Kinotika (thanks Armando).

You can get the Canon EOS-1D C for less than $3000 at eBay | KEH

Are These The Canon EOS 90D Specifications?

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A list of suggested specifications of what is said to be the Canon EOS 90D surfaced on the web.

While it’s still not clear if Canon will release one camera to replace both the EOS 80D and the EOS 7D Mark II, the list below makes sense in our opinion, especially is you consider it the replacement for the EOS 80D (but seems to make less sense for the EOS 7D Mark III).

  • 32.5mp APS-C DPAF Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 8
  • Dual SD card slots
  • 10fps still shooting
  • ISO range of 100-51,200
  • 45 AF points (no word on the number of cross-type points)
  • 4K video at 24/25, 30 and 60fps (No word on DPAF in 4K recording)
  • 3.2″ rear articulating LCD
  • Dust and moisture sealing
  • Built-in wifi and Bluetooth
  • $1399 USD price at launch
  • Coming late August 2019

A 32MP sensor is rumored since September 2018, and seems to be entirely plausible for Canon’s next midlevel APS-C DSLR. However, we have some doubts this could be the EOS 7D Mark III but the list seem perfectly fine for the EOS 90D.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

Deal: Lowepro Pro Trekker 650 AW Camera & Laptop Backpack – $199.95 (reg. $299.95, today only)

Lowepro

At a glance:

  • Holds 2-3 Pro DSLRs, 1 with 600mm f/4
  • Fits 5-7 Extra Lenses, 2 Flash Units
  • Accommodates 15″ Laptop
  • Interior Dividers
  • Tripod Attachment
  • Built-In Rain Cover, Hydration Pocket
  • Made of 630D Oxford Nylon/1000D Cordura
  • ActivLift System Harness
  • Removable Lid / Waist Belt

Only for today (5/14/19) B&H Photo has the Lowepro Pro Trekker 650 AW Camera and Laptop Backpack (black) on sale at $199.95. Compare at $299.95. Free shipping.

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