Phottix Releases A 500W TTL Studio Light Compatible with the Canon RT System

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Phottix introduces the first studio light system which is fully compatible with Canon’s radio flash system. We have previously reviewed the original 2014 version of Phottix Indra 500 TTL here. The newly released Indra 500 LC is updated with seamless incorporation of the radio control and triggering of the Canon RT and the Phottix Laso triggering systems, providing  500W of power with full TTL function.

The Phottix Indra 500 LC is capable of TTL High Speed Sync function allowing wide aperture shooting and better control of ambient light. With Stroboscopic Mode, the Phottix Indra can be used for special effect and creative shooting with flash frequencies of 1-100HZ and flash counts of 1-100 times. Additionally, the Phottix Indra500LC TTL has the power and control of the Canon RT and Phottix Laso triggering systems built-in. The Indra500LC comes with a Li-Ion battery, cables, charger, carrying bag and a new, smaller 5” reflector resulting in a versatile and portable studio light solution which is easy to pack and take on location.

For more information on Phottix products you may visit their website here. 

 

Xiaomi Enters The Micro Four Thirds World with YI M1

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Xiaomi, the smartphone manufacturer giant from China is stepping into the world of Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera with their recent launch of YI M1. The YI M1 is designed to deliver solid all round performance and capable of shooting 4K video, yet selling at an accessible price point starting from $330/£253 (with 12-40mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens).

The specifications on the YI M1 are quite ambitious: 20MP Sony IMX269 sensor, 3 inch 1.04 Million Dot Touchscreen LCD screen (with touch to focus or touch image to capture), 81 AF points, built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities and capable of shooting 4K video at 30fps. The YI M1 sports minimalist and elegantly simplistic design with only four buttons on the camera, while the bulk of camera operations are carried out via the touchscreen LCD. The body of YI M1 alone weights about 280g and it comes in two lens options, either 42.5mm F1.8 or 12-40mm F3.5-5.6.

For more information about the YI M1, you may visit their website here. 

 

 

Capture One Pro 9.3 Adds Precision Color Management

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Phase One is today updating the most popular alternative to Adobe Lightroom: Capture One Pro 9.3. The biggest update is in regards to precision color management–which is ALWAYS a huge issue for photographers. The system is based on the collaboration between Phase One and EIZO. This enables users to create monitor profiles for EIZO ColorEdge CG Series monitors within Capture One Pro with a single click.

In all honestly, if you’re one of those people that complains about Adobe’s cloud system still, then Capture One Pro is the absolute best alternative. It’s approach to editing is quite a bit more sensical for the advanced and professional photographer. A list of the other upgrades are after the jump.

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The Phase One IQ1 100MP Digital Back Is Probably More Than You Need

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Today at Photokina 2016, Phase One is bringing us a brand new 100MP digital camera back in the form of the IQ1. And for $32,990 you’ll be able to pixel peep to your heart’s content while whispering sweet nothings to your monitor alone in the dark with your computer.

The new sensor in the IQ11 10MP Digital back is a full frame 645 medium format sensor that ranges from ISO 50-12,800–and sports 16 bit color depth with 15 stops of dynamic range.

In addition, Phase One is adding two new Schneider Kreuznach Blue Ring lenses. The 150mm f/2.8 IF is the fastest Blue Ring telephoto lens, and the 45mm f/3.5 gives photographers a bit more to work with on the wider end.

More specs are after the jump.

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