October 24, 2014

Sunwayfoto Enters Tripod Market with Tabletop Tripod

Sunwayfoto T1A10 Tabletop Tripod handheld
During the China P&E Show in Beijing last April, Sunwayfoto® declared their intention to enter the tripod market with the announcement and exhibition of a range of Tripods consisting of tabletop, traveler and classic models, without much information about specs though.

Now, it was the time, to actually enter the tripod market with the release of the smallest member of the Sunwayfoto pod family.

New Custom L Bracket for Nikon D810 from Sunwayfoto

Sunwayfoto PNL-D810R on Nikon D810 side view
Sunwayfoto® has just released a Custom L Bracket / Plate for the updated Nikon D810 DSLR Camera.

The new L plate is designed to sit a little further away from the camera side taking into account the distance required for the side connector port covers to open, since the connector ports are repositioned and modified in relation to the ones found on the previous D800 models,

However, the L bracket is also compatible with the D800 and D800E cameras.

October 20, 2014

New Replacement Foot for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II from Sunwayfoto

Sunwayfoto LF-N3 Replacement Foot on Nikon 70-200 VR II overview
A new addition to the full range of Sunwayfoto's replacement feet for Nikon and Canon lenses was announced this past week.

The LF-N3 as denoted by the model name is the 3rd member of the Nikon Replacement Feet family, addressed to the Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II.

The replacement foot promises better stability and versatility due to its lower height and the integrated Arca-Swiss® compatible dovetail.

October 18, 2014

Custom Plate for Sigma DP2 Quattro from Sunwayfoto

Sunwayfoto PM-DP2 QR Plate and Sigma DP2 Quattro camera overview
We seldom see dedicated plates and brackets for the Sigma DP Series of cameras. Nonetheless, Sunwayfoto has released their second product for Sigma cameras.

This time the custom PM-DP2 quick release plate is dedicated to the very slim DP2 Quattro cameras.

October 11, 2014

Sunwayfoto Revised 2014 version DDH-03i Panning Clamp Review

Sunwayfoto DDH-03i Panning Clamp overviewOr better, reinstatement of the DDH-03i to what it should have been the first place.

A couple of months ago, an issue about Sunwayfoto DDH-03i Panning Clamp Reduced Torque Capacity was reported to me, which I tested and confirmed in this forementioned article.

Nonetheless, the issue had been reported to Sunwayfoto headquarters, who in turn confirmed it and assured me that they would take care of it the soonest possible.

October 8, 2014

The Successful Sony a7 and a7R Trade-in Program is Back!

Sony a7 with FE 28-70 f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
It seems that the Sony trade-up, trade-in promotion that run last March had been fruitful for Sony, since it has just been revived with slight modifications though.

This time you may trade-in one (1) used but working Interchangeable Lens Camera or Lens and get a specific Trade-in Bonus at the time of Final Checkout towards the Purchase of one (1) new Sony a7, a7 kit or a7R.

What's actually changed is the unconditional ANY of the previous trade-in promotion, meaning junk was also eligible.

October 2, 2014

The Stunning Melissani Cave and Lake in Cephalonia

Melissani Cave and Lake overview

Melissani Cave* is a unique subterranean cave structure with a Lake 39 m deep which was re-discovered  in 1951 and opened to the public in 1963.
Approximately 5000 years ago part of the cave roof fell creating an aperture which allows the sun light to create exquisite green-blue colors on the water.