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Photo Plus Expo Day 1 Round-Up

Photo Plus Expo Day 1 Round-Up

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Short takes and good stuff at the Javits Center

October 26, 2012

Photo Plus Expo is on! With thousands crowding the aisle to see the latest pro-oriented photo and video gear, we've cherry-picked a few items of interest. More coming soon!


Tiffen Overhauls Legendary Domke Camera Bag Line

Although Domke camera bags have been used by photographers—especially photojournalists—for generations, their design has remained essentially the same for many years, with occasional new models introduced. Today, Tiffen has overhauled the entire Domke line, introducing what they are calling the Domke Next Generation bags.

Externally, all the bags look more or less the same as the originals. But inside, everything is different. Until now, all Domke bags had a fixed internal configuration. The Next Generation line has customizable interiors, which can be changed to fit the user's needs via removable, fabric fastener separators called the Pocket Flex system. All current Domke bags have been given this custom-interior makeover.

Look for the entire Domke Next Generation Camera Bag lineup in The Domke Department at Adorama.


CameraMator Controls DSLRs from Tablets, Smart Phones

Tether Tools announced at PhotoPlus Expo that it has teamed up with Wooblue to bring to the professinoal photography market CameraMator, a wireless camera control and instant preview system that works with any Cnon or Nikon DSLR using any iOS or Android device.

CameraMator is a wireless device the size of a stack of cards. It wirelessly allows you to control your DSLR, review images, preview and edit images instantly. This can promote a faster photo shoot and client buy-in before wrapping the photo shoot, and helps to avoid the need for re-takes. Look for CameraMator soon at Adorama.

Epson Announces Exhibition Natural Canvas Paper

Designed for galleries demanding high-fidelity reproductions of fine-art originals on framed and mounted canvas, Epson today unveiled Exhibition Natural Canvas paper. Epson made the paper 19 mil thick, which is a bit thinner than its 21 mil canvas stock, at the request of galleries and museum curators, who wanted a material that would more easily wrap around frames.

Epson Exhibition Natural is part of the company's Signature Worthy media collection. Because its target audience—museums—demand a print media that will last several lifetimes, Epson had to design a paper without optical brightening agents, which can shorten a paper's lifespan. Usually, OBA-free print media tends to be more yellow, but the sample paper we saw at the Epson booth was bright and neutral.

Epson Exhibition Natural Canvas will be available gloss, satin and matte finishes in 13,17, 24, and 44-inch rolls in Novemmber, and in 60-inch rolls and 17x22-inch sheets in December. Look for the new Epson Exhibition Natural Canvas surfaces at at Adorama.

CamRanger Wireless Camera Control from iOS

CamRanger offers Wireless Camera Control Via iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Claimed to be the only ap to offer a high level of camera control, functions include live view, touch focusing, image capture and photo viewing, zoom in on full resolution RAW and JPEG images, , an intervalometere, HDR bracketing control, GPS tagging, and movie recording with touch focusing. A Focus Stacking feature is designed for macro shooting. Live Virew streams stills and videos from the camera to the iOS device; users can double tap to increas magnification, single tap to change focus. Image preview includes histogram, meta data and the ability to apply a variety of overlays. Available for $299,  the CamRanger device works with most Nikon and Canon DSLRs. Look for the CamRanger soon at



SpinLight 360 New Flash Modifier Line Uses Gels, Diffusers and Cards

Spinlight 360 announced a new line of modular modifiers for on-camera flash units. The base is a ring that fits around the flash head; various modules have different shapes and opacity to shape and direct the light; the circular base allows users to swivel and "flip" the light's direction quickly as needed. Some of the modules are translucent, some opaque and shaped to guide the light. Totally modular, gels and light-modifying units can be swapped out in endless combinations. Look for SpinLight 360 soon at Adorama.


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