Adobe Lightroom 3 for $189 – One Day Only

Amazon is running one of its “Deal of the Day” promotions on Lightroom 3 today.  For those unaware, Lightroom 3 is a RAW image processing program that makes life working with RAW files so much easier.  It also carries a hefty retail price of $300, so getting it for $189 is a real bargain.

If I could only have one photo editing program, this would be it.  Here’s the link to the deal page on Amazon.

Photogenic PL625DR Powerlight Monolight

Photogenic has announced a new model for its PL-series monolights.  The PL625DR offers a 6-stop output ranging from 7.8Ws up to 250Ws.  The new monolight has a t.5 flash duration of 1/2000s at full power.

Additionally, the PL625DR’s Guide Number is 130 at full power with the PL7R reflector.  It also comes with built-in PocketWizard receiver and is compatible with Photogenic’s PLIRC-2 Infrared Remote Control & PLICB-1 Multi Unit Control Center.  Other creature comforts include auto flash dump, optical slave cell, fan cooling, built-in surge protection and a dimmable modeling light.

No word on t.1 flash duration times, price or availability yet.

The full press release and provided spec sheet is below. [Read more...]

Atlanta Police Delete Photos from Camera, City Settles $40K

As seen in the above video, Marlon Kautz, an Atlanta man attempting to document police activity, had his cameraphone seized after he refused to stop filming them in a public place. Those police officers then deleted the photos/video of the police activity.

In addition to the $40,000 in damages the City is paying to Kautz to avoid a civil rights lawsuit, the Atlanta Police Department is adopting new operating procedures that prohibit police from interfering with citizens who are recording police activity.

It’s nice to see official police procedures catching up with the First Amendment, eh?

[via PetaPixel and AJC]

WiebeTech ToughTech Duo Offers Portable RAID Storage

WiebeTech has unveiled a new portable, RAID-capable hard drive. The ToughTech Duo offers photographers the ability to configure two 2.5-inch notebook drives as a RAID 0 or RAID 1 backup drive.

The ToughTech Duo offers Firewire 800, USB 2.0 or eSATA connections.  The new drive retails for $499.  More details on WiebeTech’s website.

Induro Unveils New Tripods and Heads

Induro has announced several new tripods, heads and quick release plates.

The new PHT-Series 3-Way Panheads are magnesium alloy and feature folding hands for easy packing. All models offer special bearing inserts that allow for quasi-fluid movement.  Additional features include a built-in bubble level, dual locking quick release plate and a 5 year warranty.  The Induro PHT-Series 3-Way Panheads come in three sizes and range in price from $77 to $114.

Induro’s new tripods expands its Adventure Series with the Adventure AKP Series tripod kits.  There are 3 new models – the AKP0, AKP1 and AKP2.

The new AKP0 is a compact 4-leg-section tripod, while the AKP1 and AKP2 are heavier duty 3-leg-section tripods.  Each of the new models are magnesium alloy and feature quick lock legs.  Additionally, each tripod is packaged as a kit with an Induro 3-Way Panhead, and also come with a 5 year warranty.  The Induro Adventure AKP Series tripod kits range in price from $164 to $219.

Finally, Induro’s new QRT Series Quick Release Clamp is designed for monopods, tripods and other gear that does not already have a quick release system in place.  The new QRT clamps can be installed on any 1/4-20 or 3/8-16 thread.  The Induro QRT clamps will retail for $75.

You can find Induro products at B&H Photo.

More product images below. [Read more...]