August 1, 2015

MS-5 8" Linear Motion Lead Screw Macro Rail from Hejnar PHOTO Preview

Hejnar Photo MS-5 8" Linear Motion Lead Screw Macro Rail
The Hejnar PHOTO family of Arca-Swiss® compatible Linear Motion focusing macro rails and macro stages has been in constant development the past few months.

After the new New 50 mm Linear Motion Lead Screw Macro Rails in May, here comes the MS5_8 an 8" focusing stage which can be declared as a direct upgrade of the original MS-3_8 Linear Motion Macro Focusing Stage (review) using the same lead screw concept but utilizing the sliding bars found on the latest Hejnar micro adjusted models.

July 28, 2015

Desmond to Release own Brand Carbon Fiber Tripods Soon

Have you seen a dens tripod forest before?
Well here is a sneak peek on a factory production floor somewhere in the Far East showing hundredths of Carbon Fiber traveler tripods with a Desmond label.

The label says "Desmond DCF-432 Carbon Fibre" !
Meaning that the first Desmond tripod sports large diameter 32mm top leg section tubes.

It seems that at Desmond want to introduce their tripod label in a market segment with very few, maybe only a couple other competitors who offer reverse folding traveler tripods of this caliber.

The extra capacity and torsional stiffness of a 32 mm tripod, offers a compact 180° folding traveler solution for even larger and heavier camera / lens combinations.

June 29, 2015

Hejnar Photo Discount Coupon Extended for 2nd half of 2015

SCV PhotoIdeas Deals logo
According to the confirmation just received from Chris Hejnar of Hejnar PHOTO, I'm happy to announce that the Hejnar PHOTO discount coupon, which is supposed to expire on June 30th will be extended until the end of 2015 with the same privileges.

For the newcomers, this coupon is issued especially for the readers and friends of S.C.V. Photography Ideas, offering a 5% discount at the checkout, on all items purchased directly from the Hejnar PHOTO online store.

June 5, 2015

Catching the Sun Flare Right

When the sun flare becomes literally the highlight of the photo all perspective changes dramatically, with the fish-eye lens distortion drawn into the center of the photo.

May 31, 2015

Two New 50 mm Linear Motion Lead Screw Macro Rails from Hejnar PHOTO

Hejnar PHOTO MS4-100-2 Linear Motion Lead Screw Macro Rail
Further to the release of the New Linear Motion Lead Screw 25 mm Macro Rail from Hejnar PHOTO just last month, a couple of new Linear motion Macro rails were added to the family, this time with a 50 mm drive.

The design concept is exactly the same with the MS4-200-1, falling between the older MS3_8 lead scew design and the and the high precision MS4 with Micrometric Head.

May 28, 2015

Announcement of TRIOPO AD-10 Automatic Motorized Panorama Head

TRIOPO AD-10 Automatic Motorized Panorama Head Top view
Up to now TRIOPO® has been successfully involved in the manufacture of budget Aluminium and Carbon Fiber tripods like the GT-3228X8C or the GX-1328 and/or Budget ball heads and Gimbal heads, some of which I have reviewed in the past.

In parallel with their camera support gear they also carry a full series of Studio and battery operated Field Flashes under the OUBAO brand name, as well as a series of speedlights like the TR-982 E-TTL which are mostly sold in their vast internal Chinese market.

May 20, 2015

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

Sunwayfoto LFM-N1 Replacement Foot Plate on Nikon 70-200 VR II overview
Further to the release of the custom Replacement Foot for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II with Arca-Swiss® dovetail last October, Sunwayfoto has also proceeded in releasing a Replacement Foot Plate for the same lens.

The replacement foot comes as a stronger alternative to the original Nikon lens foot plate which seems to fail under stress.

Bent or torn plates have been reported both on the older Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR and the newer G ED VR II lenses.

May 15, 2015

New Fujiyama DHG Super Circular Polarizer and Lens Protect filters from Desmond

Fujiyama DHG Super Circular Polarizer
A new brand name of high end, premium quality filters, has been announced by Desmond Photographic Distribution, U.S.A.

The Fujiyama brand, is made in Japan and is named after the dominant and iconic volcano of Japan.

Although in the future the line will cover a full range of CPL, MCUV and Variable ND filters, for the moment only two of the most popular types are available in the ∅77mm diameter size.

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