This three-piece Echelon luxury
series from LowePro includes a
roller, attaché and laptop briefcase (no cameras fit in this one,
though). The entire series features
custom-cast metal hardware and
saddle-stitched, premium leather
handles. Each piece is wrapped in
840 denier black nylon fabric and
sports YKK RC-Fuse locking zippers and TSA-approved locks,
plus a removable, black all-weather cover.
The $800 roller holds two pro DSLRs, six to eight lenses
(up to 300mm), flash and lighting gear, a 15-inch laptop
and additional accessories. The $420 attaché holds a
DSLR, two to three lenses (up to 70-200mm f/2.8), a flash,
a 13-inch laptop and accessories. The $340 briefcase can
fit a 15-inch laptop, tablet and portable hard drives. It also
has an integrated memory card holder and organizer.
Admit it, you hate your mouse.
But after checking out the
CTRL+Console demo at WPPI’s
Launchpad, we may have found a
more intuitive replacement, at least
for video editing and photo organiz-
ing. The CTRL+Console app runs on
iPads and offers a series of custom-
ized controls for Adobe Premiere. It
syncs with your computer over Wi-Fi
and offers touch-based controls
that replace mouse hunting around
menus and keyboard shortcuts. The
app itself is free but you’ll pay up to
$30 for in-app purchases to unlock
editing functionality (depending on
the version of Premiere you’re using).
The company is also finalizing a
Lightroom Sorter that turns your iPad
into remote control for Lightroom or-
ganizing. Quickly scroll through your
catalogue with a swipe of your finger,
rate images, delete them and save
them. Goodbye, mouse!
The Phottix Indra 360TTL is a powerful-yet-por-table package and the baby brother to Phottix’s
more powerful Indra500 TTL (introduced last fall). The Indra 360
delivers 360W/s of power with built-in TTL triggering for Canon
and Nikon cameras. It also offers manual and strobe modes, second-curtain
sync and high-speed sync up to 1/8000 of a second. You can adjust the Indra
360’s power over eight stops from 1/128 to full in 1/3 increments.
The flash will use a small Li-ion battery good for up to 300 flashes at full
power. The Indra 360TTL is due out this month for $880 for a single light and
battery kit. Additional configurations will include a two-light, two-battery kit
with a Phottix Odin controller for $1,760. A three-light, three-battery kit with
the Odin controller will set you back $2,570.
An update to the D7100, the Nikon
D7200 boasts a 24.2-megapixel APS-
C-sized CMOS sensor with a no optical
low-pass filter. It can also shoot at six
frames per second for up to 18 14-bit RAW
files, 27 12-bit RAW images, or 100 JPEGs. You’ll also enjoy a
native ISO range of 100 to 25,600 (and as high as ISO 102,400
when shooting in black and white). With both Wi-Fi and NFC,
you can quickly pair the camera with your mobile devices.
On the video front, the D7200 records 1080p video at
up to 30 fps or up to 60 fps when in 1.3x crop mode. The
D7200 ships this month for $1,200 (body only) or $1,700
(with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3. 5-5.6G ED VR lens).
A wedding isn’t a wedding if it doesn’t have it’s own hashtag, right? With HootBooth’s
#Hashtag Printer, you can monetize those impulsive Instagrams with the touch of a screen.
The #Hashtag Instagram printer features a 12-inch touch-screen display and connects to
Instagram and Twitter to print images based on selected hashtags. You can use templates to
ensure your own branding also
appears on any printed image.
The printer, a Sinfonia CS2, spits
out a print in about 11 seconds
and can produce 300 4 x 6-inch
prints on a single roll of media.
The total package weighs 78
pounds but the printer and stand
can be separated. The unit costs
$5,499, but WPPI members can
shave $200 off with the promo
In this age of affordable,
high-quality 3D printing, one
company taking advantage of
the technology is Digiteyezer.
Its BobbleShop is a photo kiosk
where customers can have their
faces photographed from nine
angles in a mere 10 seconds and
then transformed, via the magic of 3D scan-
ning, into a figurine or, yes, a bobble head.
The $9,900 BobbleShop license entitles you
to send your 3D image files to the company’s
3D printer partner where figurines, and other
3D objects are produced with an approximate
ten-day turnaround. After the license, you’re
on the hook for buying blank figurines and
Digiteyezer suggests tacking on a 50 percent
margin to recoup your investment. Party favors
never looked this surreal.