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RØDE Launches Stunning Wireless System, New Shotgun Mics

RØDE Launches Stunning Wireless System, New Shotgun Mics

From RØDE
RØDELink represents the next generation of digital wireless systems. Using a series II 2.4GHz digital transmission with 128-bit encryption, it is able to constantly monitor and hop between frequencies to maintain the strongest possible signal level at a range of up to 100 metres (over 100 yards). The RØDELink Filmmaker Kit provides everything you need to start shooting video wirelessly, including a receiver, transmitter and broadcast-grade lavalier microphone. The receiver (RX-CAM) features an OLED display with information on level, battery status (receiver and transmitter), mute and channel selection. The unit can be mounted on a standard camera shoe mount, 3/8″ thread or belt-clip, and for added versatility the shoe mount can be located in one of two positions. The lightweight transmitter (TX-BELT) can be fitted to a belt or clothing and features a locking thread to ensure the microphone connection is as secure as possible. RØDE’s omnidirectional Lavalier microphone is included in the kit to provide the highest possible audio reproduction quality.

  • Series II, 2.4GHz digital transmission
  • 128-bit encryption
  • Up to 100 metres range
  • OLED display (on receiver)
  • One button pairing
  • Three level gain control
  • AA battery or USB powered
  • Includes RØDE’s broadcast Lavalier microphone

There’s more coverage on these new products at: Planet5D | RØDE

Preorder the new products from B&H Photo

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Breakthrough Photography Announces a New Line of Professional Filters

Breakthrough Photography Announces a New Line of Professional Filters

Breakthrough Photography announces a new line of professional Neutral Density and UV filters with ‘Traction’ frame designs, glass from Germany and Japan and more

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – Nov. 10, 2014 – Breakthrough Photography announced a new line of 3.2mm ultra-slim ‘Traction’ filters featuring glass from Germany and Japan, advanced coatings and weather-sealed construction.

Aimed at professional as well as amateur photographers, the new X-Series filter lineup features a new ‘Traction’ frame design with state-of-the-art optics and coatings.

The X-Series filters are immediately available for pre-order on Kickstarter with a December 2014 delivery schedule. Pre-ordering and product information can be found by visiting the companies website at http://www.breakthrough.photography/

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Favourites of Photokina: Peak Design

Favourites of Photokina: Peak Design

UPDATE 09.18.2014
After yesterdays post about my admiration for the the products from Peak Design. We were inundated with links and articles that originated from Reddit about the Slide camera strap and Clutch hand strap failing when in use. I purchased both products from their booth at Photokina on Monday and I decided to go back today to ask Peak Design directly what the issues are and how confident should be in the products.

I spoke directly with the founder of Peak Design, Peter Dering. I requested a demonstration of what had been failing on the products and asked what Peak Design was doing about the issues. I also wanted to know if what I purchased at Photokina was affected by the issues, to which I was glad to hear they aren’t.

Peter explained that the issue arose because of quality control issues from the manufacturing side of things. A small percentage of springs that hold the anchor links in place were not built to the specifications Peak Design wanted. Peter did say that their manufacturing partner has been very responsive to the issues and they are working diligently at improving QC immediately on the spring mechanism.

I asked if the poster from Reddit that had his equipment damaged was going to be taken care of, and I was told they would be.

You can view Peak Design’s acknowledgement of the product on their Kickstarter page for the Clutch and Slide. There should be a video posted there shortly showing the issue and how to see if your Slide or Clutch is affected by the issue. Anything sold and shipped at Photokina and in the future is completely free of the spring issue.

Peak Design is giving 10% off to any order of $19.95 or more to Canon Rumors readers. I am making no money on this and after the explanation and demonstration from Peter, I have complete confidence in the product.

Save 10% at Peak Design, click here, if the link doesn’t automatically remove the 10%, please use the coupon code “cr10″.

 

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I’ll post a few of these over the next couple of days as I find vendors of products I actually love and use. First up is Peak Design, who manufactures some of the most useful and well design camera strap on the market. Their designs are simplistic and usable, I have found other manufacturers tend to make something as simple as a camera strap, extremely complex to use.

I first heard of Peak Design about a month ago when I was looking for a long, comfortable, quick release camera strap for my Sony A7S. I’m a tall person and I like the camera to hang down just below my waste level to the side. It became apparent that people were really in love with the Peak Design Leash. I ordered it and it turned out to be the perfect camera strap for the application I was looking for. The Leash is probably best on cameras like the 60D and smaller. I wouldn’t use this type of strap with the EOS-1D X or a battery gripped metal DSLR. It’s probably too thin of a strap to be comfortable. They have a solution for those cameras though…

While I was at the Peak Design booth, I was given a demo of their new Peak Design Slide camera strap for larger DSLRs. It’s a very thin, yet well padded strap. It’s best feature is a very nifty quick adjust handle on the strap to quickly shorten and lengthen the strap as needed. I ended up buying one.

The second product I bought yesterday was the Peak Design Clutch hand strap. This is another quick release and quick adjust product. For anyone that has used the Canon hand strap, you know that is anything but quick and easy to use. The one caveat for this product is the need of a camera plate in the tripod hole. Peak design does sell an Arca compatible universal plate, but they do not sell L brackets. There are probably L brackets out there that the strap could mount to, but you’ll have to find a bracket with a hole that you can feed the mounting hardware to. It might be worth it to the various bracket makers out there to be “Peak Compatible”.

All-in-all, their products are wonderfully designed and executed and I highly recommend their straps.

Peak Design Leash | Peak Design Slide | Peak Design Clutch

*I paid full price for my Peak Design products, there were no freebies given to me. :)

**You can also play “Find Fro” in the image associated with this post.

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SanDisk Premieres World’s Highest Capacity SD Card for High Performance Video and Photo Capture

SanDisk Premieres World’s Highest Capacity SD Card for High Performance Video and Photo Capture

AMSTERDAM, Sept. 11, 2014 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today launched its 512GB** SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I memory card, the world’s highest capacity SD™ card on the market. The new offering is designed to meet the demands of industry professionals who require the most advanced gear available for shooting 4K Ultra High Definition (3840x2160p) video, Full HD video (1920×1080)1 and high-speed burst mode photography.

“As an industry leader, SanDisk continues to push the boundaries of technology to provide customers with the innovative, reliable, high-performance solutions they have come to expect from us,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product marketing, SanDisk. “4K Ultra HD is an example of a technology that is pushing us to develop new storage solutions capable of handling massive file sizes. The 512GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I card is a tremendous advancement that enables professionals to reliably store more content on a single card than ever before.”

Preorder the new SanDisk SD Cards at Adorama

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PocketWizard MiniTT1 & FlexTT5 Now Compatible With More Canon Cameras

PocketWizard MiniTT1 & FlexTT5 Now Compatible With More Canon Cameras

PocketWizard has added more TTL support for the Canon camera lineup when using the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios.

The PocketWizard Utility also enables you to configure your settings in the ControlTL firmware found on the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios.

August 5, 2014: Full compatibility for the Canon 1D X*, 6D*, 70D, T5i / 700D, T4i* / 650D, T5 / 1200D and SL1 / 100D.  * Now with TTL compatibility

Download the firmware | PocketWizard MiniTT1 | PocketWizard FlexTT5

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