New Meade Telescopes

Meade telescope range expanded with ETX125 Observer, StarNavigator NG, Lightbridge Mini and Adventure Scope series, plus accessories. For serious astronomers: LX90 Telescope & LightBridge Truss-Tube Dobsonian.

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The ETX125 Observer, largest in Meade's ETX Series, takes mobile astronomy to the next level. This large 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope marries the portability of the ETX with Meade’s premium optics. Enjoy detailed close-up views of the moon and planets, and be amazed by stunning views of star clusters and nebulae. The StarNavigator NG Series are GoTo telescopes at a great price. All five models feature the AudioStar computer controller which will take you on a guided tour of the night sky. The LightBridge Mini Series allows you to setup and share the stargazing experience in seconds. Three models available, these stylish table top Dobsonians offer easy, portable observation for an excellent value. The Adventure Scope is the perfect scope for the explorer seeking to observe both day and night objects up close. Two light and compact models available, both with a rugged backpack, tripod and accessories, are the perfect choice for any travelers, hikers or campers out there who are eager to observe and witness the unknown. Meade's range of telescope accessories includes T-mounts for Canon and Nikon, plus adapters, that allow you to attach your camera to your telescope. There is also a Smartphone Adapter: an adjustable metal cell phone holder that will allow you to take photographic images through your Meade telescope. We also have two telescopes for more serious amateur astronomers and professionals: the LX90-ACF 8” F/10 telescope and the LightBridge Truss-Tube Dobsonian 16” F/4.5. Download Sell Sheets for more information. (April 2017)

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Tamron 150-600mm G2 for Sony

Tamron are very pleased to announce the release of their highly successful SP 150-600mm G2 lens in Sony mount (Model A022S). Limited stock will arrive end of May. Please place back orders to ensure reservation.

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Now all the benefits of optical excellence, rock-solid construction and state-of-the-art technologies attributed to the SP 150-600mm G2 are available to Sony SLR users. Tamron are pleased to continue their support of Sony users, being the exclusive third-party lens manufacturer who brings them all the benefits afforded to other major camera brand owners with their comprehensive range of award-winning, professional grade lenses. Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di USD G2 Lens for Sony (Model A022S) has the same specs as the other A022 lenses but without the VC (Vibration Compensation) since the bodies of Sony DSLR cameras include built-in image stabilization functionality. Product highlights include refreshed optical design to achieve even higher performance; Tamron’s sophisticated eBAND Coating for eliminating ghosting and flare; MOD reduced to 2.2m to provide optimum tele-macro photography; faster AF speed making the lens much more responsive with moving subjects; Full-time Manual Focus override to instantly make fine focusing adjustments manually; Flex Zoom Lock mechanism enabling the locking of the zoom ring at any position; Fluorine Coating and Moisture-Resistant Construction for a more user-friendly lens; new lightweight and easy-to-hold tripod mount that is compatible with an Arca-Swiss style quick release plate; and compatiblity with Tamron TAP-in Console, an optional accessory product to easily update your lens’s firmware and customize features. (April 2017)

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Introducing Lowepro Tahoe CS 80

Tahoe CS 80 is a sporty, lightweight case for a Fujifilm instax mini camera. Also suitable for compact cameras, Tahoe CS 80 provides protection with weather resistant materials, quilted padding and zippered pocket.

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The Tahoe CS 80 is part of Lowepro's new Tahoe Case series. This pouch fits Fujifilm Instax mini cameras, HOZ cameras like FujiFilm S8600 and small mirrorless cameras with short lens attached like the Nikon 1 J5. There is also additional interior space to hold extra film. Get easy access to your camera via the wide opening with straight zipper closure. The zippered front pocket holds small accessories like a spare memory cards and/or batteries. The back pocket is perfectly sized for photos, and is also convenient for a wallet or ID card. The protective foam padding safeguards the camera from impact, while the soft tricot-lined interior protects the camera from scratches. The sturdy nylon exterior resists abrasion. The Tahoe CS 80 can be stored in a larger bag or carried with ease via the top handle, built-in belt loop or attachable shoulder strap. Tahoe CS 80 Black is available now, while the rest of the Tahoe Case series (smaller pouches Tahoe CS 10 and Tahoe CS 20, in Black and Galaxy Blue, plus Tahoe CS 80 in Galaxy Blue) will be arriving soon. (April 2017)

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New Jupio Products March 2017

Recent Jupio arrivals include two USB accessories, Dual USB Wallcharger and Car Charger with 5-Port USB, as well as two batteries for Nikon, EN-EL15 and EN-EL14 Ultra, plus Power Vault Travel Adapter in 6000mAh.

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Jupio Dual USB Wallcharger (Jupio item UDC0020) is a universal 100-240V power adapter with foldable two-pin wall plug and two USB outputs. It is suitable for charging any USB devices, such as smartphones and tablets, and is idea for travel. Jupio Car Charger with 5-Port USB (Jupio item CAR0050, replacing the 4-Port version) works with 12V-24V vehicle outlets and cigarette lighters. The charger body has five intelligent recognition USB ports, two on the front side and three on the back, so there is an available USB output for every passenger. Cable length is 1.5m. This is an ideal accessory for the car. Two new versions of Jupio Replacement Batteries are available. First, Jupio Battery for Nikon EN-EL15 (Jupio item CNI0020V2, set to replace CNI0020). This version is compatible with Nikon D7200. Second, Jupio Battery for Nikon EN-EL14 Ultra (Jupio item CNI0102V3, set to replace CNI0102). This version is suitable for Nikon D3400. Limited stock of the older models are at a reduced price, to clear. Last new product is Jupio Power Vault 6000 Travel Adapter (Jupio item JTA0025). This has a 6000mAh capacity, and is 'big brother' to the 3000mAh version. Power Vault Travel Adapter is a unique product – a worldwide fitted with a handy power bank function, with dual USB ports so that two devices can be recharged on the go. This is the ideal travel companion – several sliding plugs are supplied so that you can easily charge your electronic products in Europe, USA, UK, Asia and Australia. (March 2017)

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Just In from Elinchrom

The following now Elinchrom stock items: ProTec Location Bag, Rotalux Profoto Adapter Speed Ring, Snoot Grid Set 3, Replacement Reflective Cloth for Portalite and Shallow Umbrella 105cm Translucent.

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Elinchrom's ProTec Location Bag (item 33195) is designed with the photographer in mind. Made out of durable nylon and YKK zippers, this is the ideal solution to fit portable flash such as the ELB 400 or previous Quadra series. Features include rain protective cover, adjustable shoulder strap, internal dividers, and straps to securely attach tripods or umbrellas. Elinchrom's Rotalux Profoto Adapter Speed Ring (item 26531) allows use of any Elinchrom Rotalux softbox with a Profoto studio head. Elinchrom Snoot Grid Set (item 26427) comprises three additional honeycomb grids sizes to complement the Snoot Reflector & Grid. They deliver a sharply defined concentrated light source of exceptional quality. Elinchrom spare or replacement Reflective Cloth is available for all Portalite softboxes: Octa 56cm, Square 40x40cm and Square 6x66cm (items 26742, 26743 and 26744). Elinchrom's Shallow Umbrella 105cm Translucent (item 26349) offers a choice between shoot-through and reflected use. The difference between the two can easily be seen in the catch-light of any reflective surface. Key features include heat-resistant fabric, included umbrella sleeve and 7mm umbrella shaft to fit to all EL Compacts and Heads. The wide angle internal reflector within each Elinchrom light source smoothly illuminates the complete surface of the umbrella, for a wide spread of light. This is the first of Elinchrom's new range of umbrellas – the others will follow in the coming months. (March 2017)

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NEW! Kaiser Light Boxes

Kaiser has flattened the light box! Introducing Slimlite Plano – at just 8mm it's super-flat, plus dimmable and runs off a built-in rechargeable battery. Also just in: Kaiser Top Table XL Vario Shooting Table.

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Kaiser's new light boxes aren't 'boxes' any more. Slimline Plano LED light boxes are as flat as a pancake but feature perfect specifications for viewing, sorting and digitizing slides and other transparent originals. Their prime performance with respect to colour rendition and uniform illumination are combined with compact design, various power supply possibilities and adjustable brightness. There are two different models with illuminated areas of 22 x 16cm (model 2353) and 32 x 23cm (model 2354) respectively. The latter version will also light complete archival sheets. The light boxes have scales beside the illuminated area in both centimetres and inches. There are three options for the power supply: the built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery, the combined mains/charging adapter included, or the USB cable using a power bank, computer etc. The 5000K colour temperature with 88 CRI color rendition index provides for precise color rendition for inspection and photographic reproduction of originals. A short touch of the touch switch activates the light source, a longer touch changes brightness continuously. Another Kaiser item added to our range: Top Table XL Vario Shooting Table (model 5840). This flexible shooting table is ideal for larger object photography without an interfering background. It features a translucent poly-carbonate sheet with matte non-reflective surface on a strong aluminium frame with four lockable castors. The backdrop angle is adjustable, and the level work space measures 94x90cm. (March 2017)

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Parrot Sequoia

Capture the invisible, monitor your crops. The Parrot Sequoia multispectral sensor is revolutionising the agriculture sector, offering a comprehensive and adaptable solution that is compatible with all drones.

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Sequoia is one of Parrot's specialist Business Solution products. This revolutionary and affordable device is a decision-making aid for farmers. With its two sensors, multispectral and sunshine, Sequoia analyses plants' vitality by capturing the amount of light they absorb and reflect. Collecting this data means that farmers can do what's best for their fields. Sequoia enables farmers to take action at the micro-plot level. Optimising the use of fertiliser by varying the quantities according to need, reducing the use of pesticide to only the plots which require it and analysing plant behaviour after irrigation are all benefits obtained via the Sequoia sensor. Control your production costs better and optimise your yield. The Sequoia solution features two sensors. The multispectral sensor facing the plants captures the light that they reflect in four separate parts: green and red lights and two infrared bands invisible to the human eye. Placed on the drone, the sunshine sensor records the intensity of light emanating from the sun in these four same bands of light. Advanced agriculture technology at your fingertips. With its mini-camera format and light weight, the Sequoia multispectral sensor adapts to all drones, both multi-rotor and flying wing. Whether on a computer, smartphone or tablet, its Wi-Fi and USB connections make its data accessible on all devices. The Sequoia can be integrated anywhere, whatever your equipment. Download Sell Sheet for all technical specs. (March 2017)

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NEW! Sekonic L-858D SpeedMaster

The Sekonic L-858D SpeedMaster is the world's first multi-function meter with flash duration and multi-brand wireless triggering. With a feature set for the look, feel and interaction for today's electronic photographic gear.

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The new flagship SpeedMaster L-858D combines over 60 years of Sekonic innovation with cut­ting-edge flash-measurement technology to meet the needs of today’s photographers and motion image makers. Incorporating flash duration measurement, the first time in a multi-function light meter, the L-858D provides the critical flash data needed to calculate proper ambient-flash exposure. The L-858D also measures the brief flash bursts of HSS (High Speed Sync) for precision flash exposure control. The L-858D includes the essence of the popular L-478D series features and functions that enables photographers to break through the boundaries of ISO sensitivity, flash and ambient shutter speeds, as well as frame rates (f/s) and shutter angles for cinematographers. Increased sensitivity for both incident and reflected-spot sensors in ambient light allows ex­treme low light level measurements. The L-858D also offers an optional wireless triggering modules - available now for Elinchrom and Phottix in addition to PocketWizard radio triggering devices. With its 2.7” colour touch screen and truly innovative advanced and sophisticated features, the L-858D breaks away towards the next generation of light measurement control. Download the Sell Sheet on the product page for more info and technical specifications. (March 2017)

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ExoLens PRO with Optics by Zeiss

ExoLens has partnered with Zeiss to offer a range of superior lenses specifically for mobile photographers. Range includes Wide-Angle, Micro-Zoom and Telephoto lenses, and mounts. Also new: Zeiss Display Wipes.

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Enter a new era of smartphone photography. The ExoLens PRO with Optics by Zeiss accessory lenses impress with their modern, elegant and intuitive design. The Wide-Angle has an aspherical optical design with field angle factor 0.6x (18mm equivalent) to deliver distortion-free images with exceptional edge-to-edge contrast - ideal for landscapes, architecture and interiors. The Macro-Zoom has a variable 40 to 80mm focal length. Take full-frame razor-sharp pics of objects 3 to 12cm in size. The Telephoto has a field angle factor 2.0x and is designed to capture photos of distant objects with enhanced clarity and resolution - ideal for portraits and street photography. All lenses require a mount, sold separately. Compact and lightweight ExoLens Edge is suitable for iPhone 7/6S/6/6S+/6+. ExoLens Brackets (two models, for iPhone 7/6S/S and iPhone 6S+/6+) includes an integrated tripod mount and a cold shoe mount, for additional accessories such as external video light. And in other Zeiss news, we have a new item in our range of cleaning products. Zeiss Display Cleaning Wipes are the professional solution for a thorough and gentle cleaning of a number of optical surfaces (smartphones, tablets, LCD displays etc.). Removes fingerprints and smudges and is free of alcohol and ammonia. The wipes come individually packaged, in a set of 30. We have also listed as stock items the PL and EF mounts of the new LWZ.3 Lightweight Zoom Lens, as well as Interchangeable Mount Systems for LWZ.3 in EF, PL, E, F amd MFT, to further increase this lens's versatility. (February 2017)

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Premium Samyang XP Lenses

Samyang's XP series offers excellence in performance with unprecedented resolving power for 50 megapixels photo and 8K video productions. Two lenses in the series - 14mm and 85mm - both available now in Canon mount.

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Samyang Optics introduced its long-awaited XP 14mmF2.4 and XP 85mm F1.2 premium lenses at Photokina 2016. These XP (for Excellence in Performance) manual focus lenses are equipped with the most advanced optical technology. The resolving power contains abundant light information, allowing photographers the freedom to create unique images in post-production. Also, the minimised aberration enhances clarity, creating more impressive images than your eyes can see. Lens design is sleek, with flowing curves in robust aluminium alloy metal, and generous diameter of 95mm. The XP 14mm F2.4 takes no compromises. It has 18 glass elements in 14 groups including six glasses of four different special optics. The lens is designed to maximize the resolution and minimize the distortion. This optimal performance, great for landscapes, creates impressive image quality from centre to corner of image. Especially, the refractive lenses effectively adjust the path of light and deliver maximum amount to the sensor for a clear and vibrant image. The F1.2 of 85mm is, by far, the brightest lens of the full frame DSLR lenses, securing the fast shutter speed. It's ideal for portraits - with beautiful bokeh, creamy background and extremely high resolution capturing the fine details of the model. It has ten elements in seven groups with three special glasses. Samyang R&D selected the elements and number of glasses with the utmost prudence to deliver excellence in performance even with the bright F1.2 system. Both lenses are for Canon; Nikon and Sony mounts to follow. (February 2017)

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