Photo Plus Expo 2012
FotoDiox today announced WonderPana Superwide, a new system of filters and filter holders designed for over two dozen super-wide-angle lenses—lenses that, due to their construction and built-in hoods, leave their front elements unprotected from the elements. The system consists of a ring that is placed over the built-in lens hood, held in place via a second screw ring. You can then screw on a UV filter, a circular polarizer, or ND 4, 8, 16, and 32 filters, or add a rectangular filter holder that will accomodate square and rectangular filters from Schneider, LEE, Cokin and Fotodiox. For final protection, a snap-on lens cap is included.
The WonderPana system works with over a dozen super-wide zoom and prime lenses, and is available in a variety of combinations that starts with a basic system holder for $199.
FotoDiox also unveiled the Pro WonderBurst HSS8000, a 4-in-1 radio slave trigger designed for Nikon, Canon and other major DSLRs. Capable of sync speeds over 1/8000 sec in flash mode, the WonderBurst is capable of controlling and infinite number of flash units, limited only by the number of flashes and receiver units being used.
Functions include a wake-up function that wakes most flashes from Sleep mode, an in-camera mode that allows the remote to control autofocus and trigger a camera remotely, sets continuous shooting and bulb, and an energy conservation feature. The unit has a 2.4GHz frequency with 16 selectable channels, and a 300-foot range.
The cost for the Nikon and Canon versions of the Fotodiox WonderBurst is around $80; a version for the Sony NEX system will be available for $35. Look for the the Fotodiox WonderBurst at at Adorama.