Leica M240

Leica’s new M240 Rangefinder is the company’s second full-frame digital camera, and it packs a lot of new features. The move from a CCD sensor to a new 24-megapixel CMOS sensor and Leica Maestro image processor pays off with rich, detailed, noise-free, high ISO files.

Focus 2 Pro

Bokeh creates beautiful soft backgrounds, thus calling attention to a very shallow area of sharp focus in the foreground. However, what are photographers to do when they’re unable to capture this effect in camera, when the light isn’t right, when the wish for bokeh becomes an afterthought, or a missed opportunity? Enter Macphun Software’s Focus 2 Pro.

Profoto B1 500 and Air Remote TTL

Long favored by off-camera flash shooters for its ability to maintain a connection between the flash and the camera’s metering system (in many cases wirelessly), TTL allows users to create rock-solid exposures on the fly, without taking meter readings.

FlightCheck

Preflight for Print FlightCheck, now at version 7, has added InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, and Photoshop CC support. Along with CC support, like Adobe, Markzware has added a subscription model. A one-year subscription costs $199 and a three-month subscription costs $59. For those who don’t like subscription software, a perpetual license is still available for [...]

EXPODISC 2.0

Updated Professional White-Balance Filter The original ExpoDisc was an aluminum filter that you could mount on a lens for taking a white-balance measurement. ExpoImaging has released a new version of the ExpoDisc that has the same accuracy, but it comes in a more lightweight and cost-effective pack-age. ExpoDisc 2.0 is a polycarbonate lens filter with [...]

Lowel GL-1 Power LED

The Lowel GL-1 Power LED takes the torch-light concept to new heights. Designed in collaboration with wedding photographers Brian Marcus and John Solano, the GL-1 is sure to be a hit with those working in fast-paced, high-ISO environments.

Lexar Professional Workflow Reader

Includes a Four-Bay Reader Hub The Lexar Professional Workflow Reader is unique in that it simultaneously downloads up to four memory cards of basically any memory card format. It’s ideal for heavy shooters like videographers, wedding and sports photographers, or photographers who shoot with a combination of different card formats. The system’s centerpiece is a [...]

Markzware Plug-Ins

Updated Workflow Plug-Ins The PDF2DTP plug-in converts PDFs into either InDesign or to QuarkXPress files (the InDesign and Quark versions are separate purchases). It has been updated for InDesign CC and is currently available only for the Macintosh. The plug-in hasn’t been updated to support InDesign CC for Windows or for QuarkXPress 10 on either [...]

The Padcaster

iPad as Mobile Video Production Studio Video production on the iPad has come a long way. Such apps as FiLMic Pro, Pinnacle Studio, and a host of portable lighting and audio solutions have ushered in a new level of professional production capabilities and applications. Figuring out how to use all this gear in tandem with [...]

DxO Optics Pro 9

DxO Labs has once again upgraded its flagship image editor, DxO Optics Pro. Version 9 has a redesigned interface, a unique noise-reduction feature, better DxO Smart Lighting capabilities, new visual presets, and improved export tools.

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