Gitzo Bag and Lastolite Backgrounds

Gitzo's Series 2 Traveler Tripod Bag is ideal for photographers who are always on the move and like to travel light. Lastolite collapsible backgrounds are a quick and easy solution, now available in two new colours.

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The Gitzo Series 2 Traveler Tripod Bag (item GC2202T) is a lightweight carrying solution, perfect for carrying your Gitzo Traveler tripod. Its adjustable strap enables a wide choice of customized adjustments, from its handle to the shoulder strap, and has a special system for rolling up and tying any excess strap. This highly portable tripod bag features elegant and highly-resistant rip-stop fabric, combined with protective and elastic neoprene. It weighs just 320g and is perfect for larger Traveler tripods and kits, such as GT1545T, GK1545T-82TQD, GT2545T and GK2545T-82QD. Lastolite's Dyed Collapsible Backgrounds are the ultimate location accessory as they take just second to set up and pack away. The 1.5 x 1.8m size comes in the blue Florida/Maine colour combo, and is now also available in Washington/Dakota (item LB56WD, charcoal/brown) and Wyoming/Mississippi (item LB56WU, grey/navy). Reversible collapsible backgrounds offer great flexibility - they are perfect for solo portraits and small groups - and give photographers the colours and patterns to express their creativity. They are made from crease resistant fabric with a triple re-enforced stitch line to ensure the steel rim won't be pop out of the rim tape and they collapse down to one third of their original size for portability and easy storage. And in other Lastolite new, the Skylite Rapid Frame Large (item LR822) is also now available as a stock item. This is the collapsible aluminium frame for the Skylight Rapid Large 2x2m system. Fabrics are available separately so that you can mix and match as you choose. (June 2019)

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New Kits from Lume Cube

Two new kits: Lume Cube Portable Lighting Kit Plus, the ultimate combination of light, mounts, and modifiers. Lume Cube Air VC Kit, an all-in-one mountable lighting solution. Also Lume Cube Modification Frame.

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Lume Cube Portable Lighting Kit Plus is a handpicked kit for the creative photographer or videographer to take their content to the next level. The kit includes one Lume Cube, the 4cm cube that emits a clean 1500 lumens of light, as well as DSLR Hot Shoe Mount, for mounting Lume Cube on a camera or tripod, and Modification Frame, which fits securely on the front of the Lume Cube and has an internal metal frame for magnetic mounting. Choose between the full line of diffusers, gels, and modifiers to soften, colour or shape your light. All accessories are magnetic and mount seamlessly onto the Modification Frame: CTO Warming Gels, Diffusion Bulb, Flat White Diffusers, RGBY Color Gels, Honeycomb Grids, Snoot and Barn Door. Lume Cube Air Video Conferencing Kit is the perfect portable lighting solution for video calls, live streaming, FaceTime etc. - all forms of video communication, both professional and personal. The VC Kit includes compact and lightweight Lume Cube Air and suction cup mount. The versatile mount is compatible with smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops and home hub communication, and allows for quick and easy transition between forward facing and rear facing illumination to ensure subject is quickly in the perfect light. Two diffusers are also included, for adjusting the warmth and softness of the light in seconds. The last new item is Lume Cube Modification Frame, the new and improved diffusion/modification system, replacing Light House, for quick and easy magnetic mounting of Lume Cube's line of light modification accessories. (June 2019)

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Energizer Lithium AAA Card 4

Energizer have added a Card of 4 for their Ultimate Lithium AAA battery, in addition to Card of 2. This new item XL92BP4 comes in Energizer's new white packaging. New version of Energizer Magnet Light also available.

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Energizer Ultimate Lithium is the world's longest lasting AA battery. Batteries in this range (AA and AAA) perform in extreme temperatures from -40°C to 60°C, weigh a third less than standard alkaline batteries and have a 20 year shelf life. Featuring the latest lithium technology, they deliver long lasting power and are ideal for use in high drain devices, like the electronic gadgets you can't live without. This new AAA Card of 4, like the other batteries in this range, come 6 cards in a box. This brand new item also features Energizer's new white packaging. Energizer's brand relaunch started with the fresh new packaging launching on the Max Alkaline and Ultimate Lithium ranges. In some cases this is just a packaging change and in others the product has a new stock code as packaging and barcode have both changed. The Advanced Alkaline range has been renamed Max Plus: same high performance battery, but new name, stock code and packaging. New versions on all lines are available when the old has sold out – refer to the Energizer page on this website which will show new versions as they are available. Over the next few months the new white packaging will also be filtering through on the rest of the Energizer range: Rechargeable, Photo Lithium, Miniature Alkaline, Lithium Coins etc. New battery stands will also be available in due course – please discuss with your rep. A specialty small battery, Vinnic 625G LR9 1.5v Alkaline battery on a Card of 5 is also now available. And in flashlight news, a better version of Energizer's Magnet Light is now available (new item E300682400, set to replace 638668). Product upgrades include brightness (from 35 to 30 lumen) and runtime (from 14 to 15 hours). (June 2019)

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Parrot Anafi Thermal

Introducing Anafi Thermal, the brand new ultra compact and lightweight thermal drone dedicated to all professionals. It has two cameras, thermal FLIR and 4K HDR, to capture both the visible and the invisible.

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New Anafi Thermal from Parrot is a thermal imaging drone which is easy to use, lightweight and powerful. It weighs just 315g and has a unique foldable design. The drone’s imaging capabilities enable you to take immediate action or analyze recorded photos and videos with unprecedented details. Anafi Thermal is designed to profoundly revolutionise the way many industries and trades operate, offering professionals a complete solution that adapts perfectly to their requirements and needs. The drone features FLIR Lepton 3.5 radiometric camera for thermal imaging from -10°C to +400°C, as well as 4K HDR camera with 21MP Sony sensor and x3 zoom for visual inspection. Stabilised on 3 axes, they tilt at +/-90° to observe right underneath structures. You can take thermal readings and measure the temperature of a specific scene or point, observe thermal losses on a building, or identify and monitor subjects. On the FreeFlight 6 app switch between RGB view and thermal view, or merge the two for a perfectly readable and comprehensive rendering of everything. The drone is supplied with 3 batteries for up to 78 min of cumulative flight. Skycontroller 3 and carry caser are also included. The app is easy to use and gives you control of all flight parameters. Anafi Thermal is suitable for construction industry professionals, civil security experts and energy suppliers, as well as environmental protection and preservation officers. And in other Parrot news, Bluegrass battery (item PI020747AA) has been added as a stock item This LiPo 6700mAh battery enables 25 minutes of uninterrupted flight time for the Parrot Bluegrass drone. (June 2019)

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MPowerd Luci Solar Lights

MPowerd is our newest brand. Their innovative solar lighting products are reliable and affordable, and give people the power of self-reliance. Transforming lives with thoughtfully designed, clean technology.

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Just add sun! MPowerd's range includes Luci Inflatable Solar Lights, Luci Pro Inflatable Solar Lights with Mobile Charging, and Luci Solar Lights. Luci EMRG is a pocket-sized lantern, flashlight and emergency light all-in-one. Needing only sunlight to stay charged, EMRG shines reliably through storms, blackouts or roadside trouble. Waterproof, lightweight, and durable, keep one in your travel bag, car or emergency kit. Luci Candle is an inviting light with a matte finish, steady amber glow and comforting flameless candle flicker. Completely solar, Candle lasts for hours and is perfect for patio or dinner table. Luci Original is a simple classic light. Bright, compact, and portable for any situation, it's a clean, reliable source of light anywhere you need it. Luci Lux is an elegant light, with a soft frosted finish and warm glow. Lux is the ultimate ambient light – perfect for home décor. Luci Outdoor 2.0 is a bright, long-lasting and versatile light, with multiple settings. Compact in size, it's perfect for camping, hiking and exploring off-grid. Luci Color lets you choose the mood by setting a colour, or cycling through them all in sequence. With a sparkle finish and eight bright colours it's the perfect accessory for parties or playtime. Luci Color Essence is the soft, elegant version, with a matte finish and eight soothing shades - ideal for intimate celebrations and relaxing evenings in. Luci Pro Series Lux has a warm, natural glow and includes a two-way USB port for with mobile charging so you can go further than ever before. Luci Pro Series Outdoor 2.0 is a tough light with mobile charging via USB. Top up your smartphone with the power of the sun, and still have enough battery power to have brilliant light for another couple of hours. Luci Solar String Lights are multi-use solar lights, perfect for camping, patio, or outdoor and inside decor lights. Boasting 10 nodes on a 5.5, cord, they create a war, ambient light across any space. They also feature USB ports for charging or giving your mobile device an extra boost of energy. (June 2019)

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Saramonic VmicLink5 and Vmic

Saramonic VmicLink 5 is a wireless lavalier system that enables use of clip-on mics on two or three people while only requiring a single receiver to camera. Saramonic Vmic is a premium on-camera shotgun mic.

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Saramonic's VmicLink5 RX+TX+TX is a portable, two-channel, camera-mountable wireless system that enables you to use clip-on lavalier mics on two separate people while only requiring you to attach a single compact receiver to your camera. It operates in the 5.8HGz frequency range which is less congested than 2.4GHz, UHF and VHF. This system is perfect for DSLR, video cameras or portable audio recorders. It makes the process of using multiple wireless microphones incredibly easy all while offering broadcast-quality sound in a low-cost package. The system works flawlessly right out of the box. Just plug in the mics, turn on the power and go. It's ideal for interviews, event videography, film dialogue, field recording, broadcast TV and news gathering. VmicLink5 RX+TX+TX+TX is the three-channel version, with three transmitters for using lavalier mics on three separate people. Saramonic Vmic On-Camera Shotgun Microphone delivers broadcast-quality sound to DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, video cameras and audio recorders, and provides a versatile array of features at an affordable price. It has a durable metal construction and a robust integrated shockmount that isolates the Vmic from unwanted vibration noise. The built-in headphone output lets you to hear your sound, even when your camera lacks a headphone jack. The Vmic has a variety of settings to ensure best sound in all situations, and the controls are easy to access and easy to use. We also have a new addition to the Boya range: BY-UM2 3.5mm Locking Mini Gooseneck Omni-directional Flexible Audio Microphone. This is an accessory designed for use with Boya's wireless lavalier microphone systems. It is compatible with Boya BY-WM4, BY-WM5, BY-WM6 and BY-WM8 Wireless Transmitter. (May 2019)

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Seven New Samyang Lenses

New lenses: Samyang's first lenses for Canon's RF mount and Nikon's Z mount cameras: MF 14mm F2.8 and MF 85mm F1.4. Also AF 85mm F1.4 F for Nikon and FE for Sony. And XP 19mm F3.5 EF for Canon

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Samyang has introduced new lenses for Canon's RF mount and Nikon's Z mount mirrorless cameras. The MF 14mm F2.8 RF and MF 14mm F2.8 Z are new versions of Samyang’s best seller with its wide angle of view, high resolution, sharp images, and vivid colours. Flare and ghost effects are well-controlled by Ultra Multi Coating technology. The 115.7˚ wide angle of view enables you to create exceptional images with a great feeling of depth and space from landscape to interiors and more. MF 85mm F1.4 RF and MF 85mm F1.4 Z are new versions of Samyang's popular manual focus portrait lens, beloved for its watercolour-like bokeh and vivid colours. The optical design minimizes various aberrations and maximizes the image quality and contrast from centre to corner even when using a wide open aperture. It is perfect for low light photography. Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 F Lens for Nikon is a new autofocus lens, delivering exceptional performance for perfect portraits. The lens has a light weight and compact design, and provides smooth out-focusing and beautiful bokeh effect with excellent centre resolution. It is equipped with a variety of Samyang’s most advanced lens technologies, making it ideal for a variety of shooting situations – portraits, outdoor, pets and more. Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE is the version for Sony E mount, optimized for mirrorless, and with quick and accurate autofocus performance and excellent resolution. Lastly, XP 10mm F3.5 for Canon is a new lens in Samyang's premium manual focus range. It's the world's widest distortion-free prime lens (except fisheye) and provides ultimate ultra-wide-angle coverage up to 130° angle of view with crystal image quality. Capture a wide landscape or sky in high resolution and free from distortion. Also get quality results photographing architecture and indoors, even portraits. (May 2019)

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NEW! Pro Light Reloader

Manfrotto's Pro Light Reloader Collection are carry-on roller bags offering unparalleled protection of photographic gear. Peace of mind when travelling on assignments. Ultra-compact and light design.

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Manfrotto has launched its very first range of photographic trolleys: the Pro Light Reloader Collection. These light weight, compact carry-on sized bags are designed with the needs of professional photographers and videographers in mind, to securely protect and transport high-value photographic equipment. Pro Light Reloader Air-55 securely protects a pro DSLR with 400mm lens attached, a second DSLR body and up to 3-4 lenses or a modular camcorder with lenses and accessories. It features two panels of see-through pockets for small accessories, plus space for a 17” laptop and personal belongings. Its reinforced corners, safe and smooth zip opening, improved protection trims and two separated bottom feet for stability are what make it so reliable. An internal EVA moulded tray proves a solid structure, with multiple protective dividers to fully absorb shock, and an integrated lock. The smaller Pro Light Reloader Air-50 fits a Pro DSLR with a 70-200mm lens attached, a second DSLR body and up to 3-4 lenses, as well as a complete premium CSC kit, and a 15” laptop. Pro Light Reloader Switch-55 is a two-in-one bag – this roller (same capacity as Air-55) can be turned into a professional camera backpack, simply by taking the padded shoulder straps out of the front pocket. Pro Light Reloader Tough H-55 is a robust hard case, with safe-release system latches located on the main access, a 2-stage retractable trolley system, and external front tripod attachment. This High Lid version fits a pro DSLR with 400mm lens attached, a second DSLR and 3-4 additional lenses. Pro Light Reloader Tough L-55 is the Low Lid model and securely protects a pro DSLR with a 70-200mm lens attached, a second DSLR and 4-5 additional lenses. Pro Light Reloader Collection comparison chart is available on our Supplier Catalogue page. (May 2019)

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Introducing Syrp

Syrp are leader in sliders and motion technology. This New Zealand based company was recently acquired by Vitec Imaging Solutions, offering this brand's innovative products to content creators worldwide.

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Syrp designs and develops motorised camera sliders as well as motion control hardware and software that enables independent content creators to remotely control their camera equipment, allowing for the capture and smooth tracking of shots for video, time-lapse and hyper-lapse imagery. The acquisition of Syrp adds electronics and software features that control cameras to Vitec’s current product portfolio. Syrp sliders and motion controls are the perfect complements to Manfrotto and Gitzo’s tripods and heads. Founded in 2012 by two skilled videographers, Syrp has been dedicated to empowering independent filmmakers and photographers to explore new creative possibilities in dynamic photography and filmmaking. Their innovative solutions for the creation of exceptional time-lapses match the growing demand for engaging digital and social media dynamic content. The Syrp product range starts with the Genie – four models of this motion control device are available. Accessories for Genie include Pan Tilt Bracket, Ballhead and Product Turntable. Syrp Magic Carpet sliders are available in three sizes – short, medium and long - and are Genie friendly. Syrp Slingshot is a unique production tool for creating motion control time-lapses over extended distances. Syrp ND filters let you gain control of your lighting and take your photography to the next level, creating stunning landscape images with movement and dreamy bokeh effects. If you are a beginner the Syrp Genie Starter Kit is the perfect introduction to the world of motion control. Visit the individual product pages for more information, and download the Syrp Product Catalogue from our Supplier Catalogue page. (May 2019)

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New Dracast Products

We have expanded our Dracast range with the S-Series LED500 Panel V-Mount Bi-Colour, and Softbox for this light. Also the Pro LED500 Gold Mount Bi-Colour, plus Barndoors and Filter Set accessories for this light.

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Dracast S-Series LED500 kits are popular, but now we also stock the light panel on its own. Dracast S-Series LED500 Panel V-Mount Bi-Colour (item DRSP500B) is slim, light and ultra-portable, and a full-featured and versatile lighting solution for any application. It's the ideal choice for location work, interviews and small sets where colour accuracy, control and flicker-free output are of major importance. Key features of this model are variable colour temperature and the option to use V-mount batteries on location. An accessory is available for this light: Dracast Softbox for S-Series LED500 Panel (item DRSBDRSP500). This 30x30cm square softbox with diffuser controls and softens the light output. The Pro LED500 Panel is now also available in Gold Mount, as well as V-Mount. Dracast Pro LED500 Panel Gold Mount Bi-Colour (item DRLED500BG) packs a tremendous amount of punch into the smallest possible professional-grade package. This powerful panel is the equivalent of a 220 watt traditional hot light, yet uses just 30 watts in operation and generates little heat. The light delivers 0-100% continuous dimming and excellent colour rendition. This version has adjustable colour temperature and comes with Gold Mount battery plate for battery-powered field work. The two new accessories available for the Pro LED500 panel are Barndoors (item DRBD500) and Filter Set – Soft Diffusion/Opal Frost (item DRFTRP500X2B). The Barndoors slide into a slot on the front of the LED panel, and are used to control the spread of the light and prevent unwanted light spill. They also feature a filter holder. The Filter Set includes two diffusion filters – one Half Diffusion and one Opal Frost. Each filter is a rigid drop-in modifier that softens and diffuses the light's output. (May 2019)

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