Tronix Explorer XT3, XT SE, and Mini

Which Battery Pack is Right for You? Innovatronix battery packs allow you to take your studio lights on location without having to buy a whole new proprietary system or rent a generator. Each one has two outlets into which you can plug your regular studio lights. The top-of-the-line Explorer XT3 is for photographers who use [...]

SpiderPro Single Camera System

The SpiderPro Single Camera System consists of a SpiderPro Belt; a SpiderPro Holster; a SpiderPro Plate that attaches directly to your camera’s tripod mount; and a SpiderPro Pin that attaches to the Plate and slides into the Holster.

Galerie Prestige Pearl Papers

ILFORD has added new versions of Smooth Pearl and Smooth Gloss to their high-end Galerie Prestige paper line. These new papers have the same professional coating as the previous versions of Galerie Smooth Pearl and Smooth Gloss; however, the weight has increased from 290 to 310 gsm.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Like the American Idol effect on singers to the untrained ear, the clarity and performance that photographers expect from the soon-to-be-legendary Canon EOS 5D Mark III has to live up to the hype.

Topaz Labs Star Effects

Topaz Labs provides the ability to either allow the software to find your highlights, or use a virtual brush to select and add the areas to include or exclude from your image.

Magic Bullet Photolooks 2

There are many plug-ins for Photoshop that change an image’s looks, but few are as feature-complete as Red Giant’s Magic Bullet PhotoLooks 2. This mighty plug-in is a direct port of the company’s video color grading plug-in, but contrary to most ports, this one actually makes sense.

HDR Efex Pro 2

Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro remains one of the best HDR (high-dynamic-range) systems available. In version 2, there’s new tone mapping, improved ghost reduction, and alignment algorithms/controls.

Nikon D800

Kudos to Nikon for bringing in such an incredible camera at an affordable price!

Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2013

Maya is the king when it comes to cinematic and visual effects. Some of the notable new features that make this an intriguing update are Maya nHair, ATOM Animation Transfer, and Bullet Physics.

Glidetrack HD Hybrid Slider

The motion produced by slowly sliding a camera along a rail adds visual interest. For medium-sized camcorders and video-capable digital SLRs, a Scottish company has developed the Glidetrack HD Hybrid Slider.

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