Photokina 2012

Sony RX1 Sample Images

by on October 1, 2012

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Sony RX1

Sony has posted a number of sample images for its new full frame RX1 camera, including a high ISO shot at ISO 6400 that looks pretty impressive.  Check them out below. [click to continue…]

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Lowepro Rover Pro

Lowepro introduced a number of new camera bags back at Photokina 2012 for its fall lineup.  Check out all the new options from Lowepro below. [click to continue…]

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Gura Gear Bataflae

The Gura Gear Bataflae is a new line of camera bags that sports a butterfly multi-access system and stowaway harness for easy access to gear in the field.

The new Bataflae bags are available in 32L and 26L variants, both of which accomodate professional size DSLRs, medium format systems, and long lenses.  The Bataflae 32L and 26L retail for $449 and $399, respectively.  Check availability at B&H Photo.

More details on the new Bataflae bags available on Gura Gear’s website.

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New Vanguard ABEO Plus Tripods

by on September 25, 2012

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ABEO Plus 323CB

One of the new products that Vanguard unveiled at Photokina 2012 was its new ABEO Plus tripod line.

The ABEO Plus models are available with sturdy legs that are either diamond-woven carbon fiber or heavy-gauge aluminum.  These feature a large lever lock that allows you to quickly adjust the height of the center column, as well as tension adjustable flip-lock legs that let you adjust the tension to counter ordinary wear that occurs over long periods of time.


The ABEO Plus also feature the same 3-in-1 feet found on the excellent Vanguard Auctus Plus tripods. Additionally, the ABEO Plus tripods feature legs that individually adjust to 25, 50, and 80-degree angles with an ergonomic release button, as well as a low-angle adaptor for macro photography.

The aluminum and carbon fiber models range in price from $219.99 to $479.99.  Check availability at B&H Photo.

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Sigma 300mm f:2.8

It looks like Sigma will be launching a new stabilized version of its 300mm f/2.8 lens (seen above) soon based on the lens’ appearance during a slideshow at Photokina 2012.

There are no specific details about the upcoming lens other than the name designation that appeared on a slide during an official Sigma presentation.

You can watch the full presentation in the video below. [click to continue…]

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Polaroid Unveils New Action Cams

by on September 22, 2012

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Polaroid XS7

Polaroid XS7

It seems everyone is jumping in the action cam market with GoPro – and Polaroid is no different. Polaroid unveiled 3 new action cam models at Photokina 2012 – the Polaroid XS7, XS20 and XS100. [click to continue…]

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