News Photokina 2010 - Sigma announces the launch of the new Electronic Flash EF-610 DG SUPER. The Sigma EF-610 DG SUPER Flash unit features a powerful Guide Number of 61 and is designed to work with the latest TTL auto exposure systems of all popular digital and film SLR cameras. The autozoom function automatically sets the optimum illumination angle in accordance with the lens' focal length in a range from 24mm to 105mm. When the built-in Wide Panel is used, the Sigma EF-610 DG SUPER Electronic Flash can cover an angle of 17mm. For bounce flash, the Sigma flashgun head can be tilted up by 90 degrees, to the left by 180 degrees, or to the right by 90 degrees.
News Photokina 2010 - Sigma announces the launch of the new Electronic Flash EF-610 DG ST. The Sigma EF-610 DG ST Flash unit features a powerful Guide Number of 61 and is designed to work with the latest TTL auto exposure systems of all popular digital and film SLR cameras. The Sigma EF-610 DG ST Flash features TTL automatic flash exposure control for easy operation. The autozoom function automatically sets the optimum illumination angle in accordance with the lens' focal length in a range from 24mm to 105mm. When the built-in Wide Panel is used, the new Sigma flash can cover the angle of 17mm. For bounce flash, the Sigma flashgun head can be tilted up by 90 degrees, to the left by 180 degrees, or to the right by 90 degrees.
News Report Photokina - Nikon is pleased to announce a new Speedlight - the SB-700. Packed with features, this is an easy-to-use, yet sophisticated flash in a compact body. The Nikon SB-700 Speedlight will be a welcome addition to anyone looking to expand their range of lighting techniques and explore the options of the Nikon Creative Lighting system. The flash is ideal for a wide range of applications, ranging from portrait and studio to events and night-time photography and has the high quality you expect from a Nikon Speedlight. The Nikon SB-700 Speedlight is available from November 26 and will have a RRP of € 339.
Hoya Corporation Pentax Imaging System Division is pleased to announce the launch of the Pentax AF160FC dedicated auto macro flash. This new accessory flash unit is particularly designed for advanced close-up applications using the automatic exposure-control system of Pentax digital SLR cameras. The P-TTL auto flash system of the Pentax AF160FC macro flash constantly assures the proper exposure level, by measuring the flash’s pre-discharge with the camera’s image sensors and assessing the subject’s lighting condition with the camera’s multi-pattern metering system. Due to the user-friendly operation with a single control dial on the back panel users can easily change flash-modes and discharge-level adjustments.
The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new Electronic Flash Macro EM-140 DG for Sony and Pentax cameras. Electronic Flash Macro EM-140 DG is designed to work with both AF 35mm film and Digital SLR cameras. The Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Flash is ideal for photographing subjects in fine detail when the shadowless mode is used and is extremely effective for scientific and medical applications. Dual flash tubes can fire simultaneously or separately. Using only one flashtube creates shadow, which can give a three-dimensional feeling to the subject. The flash features a guide number of 14 w/ISO 100. The Modeling Flash function makes it possible to check for reflections and shadows before actually taking the flash picture.
Olympus introduced the FL-36 Electronic Flash, an external flash unit that joins the existing members of the Olympus electronic flash family. Designed specifically for use with digital cameras, the FL-36 rounds out the comprehensive line-up of "designed for digital" accessories for the E-System Digital SLR cameras and other Prosumer models from Olympus. The FL-36 flash offers the robust and full-featured functionality of the larger FL-50 combined with cost effectiveness.
SanDisk announced today that is has quadrupled the capacity of its high-speed SanDisk Ultra II line of flash memory cards that includes the development of a new 8GB CompactFlash Type I card. The top end SanDisk Ultra II Memory Stick PRO and SD cards now boast 4GB and 2GB of capacity respectively. The announcement was made at the Photokina trade show where SanDisk is demonstrating products at the booth. Each SanDisk Ultra II card features a minimum write speed of 9 megabytes per second (MB/sec.) and a minimum read speed of 10MB/sec.* (Results based on testing with the popular HDBENCH benchmark software; actual results in digital cameras will vary by camera model.)
SanDisk today introduced the world's fastest flash memory cards - the SanDisk Extreme III line of CompactFlash, SD and Memory Stick PRO digital film cards. The CompactFlash and SD cards have minimum write and read speeds of 20 megabytes per second (MB/sec.) (based on SanDisk internal testing. 1 megabyte = 1 million bytes). Memory Stick PRO has minimum write and read speeds of 18 MB/sec. (based on SanDisk internal testing. 1 megabyte = 1 million bytes). The SanDisk Extreme III cards, which range in capacity between one and four gigabytes (GB), have essentially double the performance speeds of SanDisk's predecessor Extreme product line which currently has the fastest working cards in many of today's leading digital single lens reflex (SLR) cameras.