The newly designed Epson Stylus Pro 4900 17” printer is literally built from the ground up, and exceeds all expectations. Although it uses the same top-notch technology as the Epson Pro Stylus 9900 series, less than 5% of its parts are shared with its big brother.
By the dawn of the new millennium it was clear to all but a handful of diehards that the upside potential of digital imaging was far greater than that of chemically-based image capture, also known as film. One could, and did, argue about when, not if, the digital revolution would be upon us in full force.
Sigma Corporation of America (Ronkonkoma, NY, www.sigmaphoto.com) has announced the pricing for three lenses that incorporate the company’s new, weather-resistant design.
Canon U.S.A. (Lake Success, NY, www.usa.canon.com) recently marked the production of its 60-millionth EF lens. First introduced in March 1987, along with Canon’s EOS SLR camera system, the EF lens system has, over the years, featured a range of technologies, including Ultrasonic Motor-powered lens (USM) technology, Image Stabilizer (IS), Subwavelength Structure Coating (SWC) anti-reflection technology, and a super-telephoto lens that employs a diffractive optical element.
The iDC Photo Video Magic Slipper is a compact and versatile version of the original Strobe Slipper. Designed by Bruce Dorn, this new device, like the original Strobe Slipper, is a rugged anodized aluminum unit that is designed to work with flex-head style speedlites, including most models of Canon, Nikon, Metz, Vivitar and Sunpak.
Westcott offers two Speedlite Kits designed for portable flash: The Speedlite Kits 2201 and 2202. The 2201 includes the Micro Apollo 5 x 8-in. softbox and Mini Apollo 16 x 16-in. softbox, along with a 5015 Shoe-Mount Umbrella Bracket allows you mount and insert the speedlite directly inside the Apollo and then rotate the speedlite head toward the back of the softbox to provide soft indirect lighting.
The Quantum QFlash QF68 is a 12 x 12-in. softbox designed to attach to any model QFlash by removing the standard reflector and locking the QF68 in its place. This softbox provides a bigger, softer light source for close-up portraiture, and can easily be used on a camera bracket or fastened to an umbrella bracket for placement on a light stand.