September 1, 2014

Significant Price Drops on Canon L Lenses

Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8 L II USM

Effective from the 1st of September, Canon US has announced a significant price drop on all its L series lenses. Price reductions start from US$ 40.00 reaching however for the first time the amount of US$ 1000.00 in the white Super Telephoto range of L lenses.

Diving into the Turquoise Waters at Myrtos Beach, Cephalonia

Myrtos Beach, Cephalonia right overview

Myrtos Beach* is a must see spectacle for the visitor of Kefalonia island, since its dazzling turquoise waters are famous around the world. It has been voted 12 times the best Greek beach. Being featured in best beaches lists around the world, it was also used as a location in the film "Captain Corelli’s Mandolin".

August 31, 2014

Hejnar PHOTO F-G1 Arca QR Clamp for Gitzo Ball Heads Preview

Hejnar PHOTO F-G1 QR Clamp on Gitzo GH1780QR Ball Head
Soon after the Hejnar PHOTO F-GH2780QR Arca QR Clamp for Gitzo Ball Heads, Chris Hejnar has intrioduced another conversion for Gitzo® heads.

Somehow the previous model was quite large, designed specifically to fit the size of the Gitzo® GH2780QR Center ballhead with quick release.

The new FG1 model is smaller and a better match for the Gitzo® GH1780QR Center ballhead.

August 30, 2014

Sunwayfoto FB-Series Mk II Lightweight Ball Heads Preview

Sunwayfoto FB Series MK II Overview
Originally announced in the P&E Show, in Beijing last April but only recently released in the market, are the Mark II versions of the Sunwayfoto FB Series ball heads.

More specifically the Mark II label concerns only the two larger models of the FB Series at the time being, the FB-36 and FB-44 which were introduced and previewed (Sunwayfoto FB Series Lightweight Ball Heads) two years ago.

August 26, 2014

Green Blue Sea Waters Against White Cloud Formations

Sitting on the 7 km long sandy beach of Skala* one early August afternoon, I soothed my gaze into the deep green and blue waters of the Ionian Sea. The contrasty bright white cloud formations gathering above the mainland were a great incentive to let my laziness go and reach for my camera.

August 25, 2014

Desmond DMH-1 Monopod Tilt Head Preview

Desmond DMH-1 Monopod Tilt Head w/ DAC-X1 Skeleton Clamp
August is a vacation month for many but also a productive month for others.

The latter applies to Desmond Photographic Distributors, who chose this month to introduce their first low-budget but sturdy Tilt / Monopod Head.

The DMH-1 follows the usual to date Desmond concept, of a sturdy structure in good finish accompanied by a low price tag.

The design is modular and the head can be purchased stand alone or combined with one the most popular Desmond quick release clamps.

August 3, 2014