NEC SpectraView Reference 271

Professional monitors are key to end result image quality, and TIPA members were very impressed with the NEC SpectraView Reference 271, a 27-inch wide-format LCD. Calibration functionality is enhanced by a state of the art P-IPS Panel with 10-bit performance that can reproduce 1.07 billion colours and 97% usable Adobe RGB colour space. Featuring 2560 … Read more

Redrock nano DSLR rigs

With the heightened interest in video for DSLR cameras, TIPA members recognise that the ‘cost of entry’ can be difficult for some photographers. This made the Redrock nano DSLR rigs and accessories particularly deserving of attention as the products are designed for low-cost, entry level photojournalism/documentary and even casual family users. TIPA notes that the … Read more

Samsung HMX-Q10

The Samsung HMX-Q10 is the world’s first camcorder with the unique Switch Grip (either-handed grip). Now, left-handed film makers can enjoy the same ease-of-use as right-handed people! Responding to the grip position, the magnetic sensor inside the HMX-Q10 recognises the angle and turns the LCD display for easy viewing. Users can easily control functions via … Read more

Samsung NX100

The Samsung NX100?s new body design drastically revises the ‘DSLR look-alike’ concept found in other compact interchangeable lens cameras, and is a bold step from the company?s previous NX10/11 designs. This brings it into direct competition with other Compact System Cameras. Impressive features include a vivid 3-inch AMOLED screen, an APS-C size sensor and a … Read more

Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

This bright, high quality telephoto zoom lens contains 22 elements (including 3 SLD and 2 FLD glass elements) in 17 groups. This lens covers 24x36mm ?full-frame? sensors and has an optical image stabilisation system (OS) that compensates approximately four stops. Its HSM function assures smooth and silent auto focusing. Chromatic aberration is reduced to a … Read more

Sony Handycam NEX-VG10

This camcorder could be considered the perfect ?convergence? imaging system, equally serving the still photo and video worlds. The novel NEX-VG10 uses most of the electronics of Sony NEX-5 CSC, the same Exmor HD CMOS APS-C size sensor and the same E-mount for interchangeable lenses. However, its architecture and layout clearly favours video with a … Read more

Sony SLT, Translucent Mirror technology

Sony has developed translucent mirror technology for a new level of functionality. The advantages of a translucent, fixed mirror technology are evident in the form of real time, phase detect autofocus (also available in Movie Mode) and much increased burst mode speed. By means of SLT design bodies can also be made smaller, thus reducing … Read more

Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD

This premium, state-of-the-art, telephoto zoom lens provides users of full-frame and APS-C format digital SLR cameras with a myriad of features that make it stand out in the telephoto zoom class. Built to exacting SP (Super Performance) standards, it features the first-ever Tamron USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) for enhanced auto-focusing speed and responsiveness. To assist … Read more

Vanguard Auctus Plus 323CT

Members of TIPA were struck by the versatility of the Vanguard Auctus Plus tripod, which makes it equally suitable for both studio and outdoor use. It incorporates a dual-function wheel gear that adjusts central column height securely while supporting heavy gear; solid, sealed leg locks; All-terrain Feet that convert from anti-rust spikes to angled, textured … Read more

Vanguard Skyborne, series

The ergonomic Vanguard Skyborne backpacks provide generous space for cameras and lenses and numerous pockets for small accessories. Its cleverly designed bottom and top access points enable the user to go from travelling to shooting mode in just a few seconds, without having to remove the backpack from ones body. The shoulder straps are angled … Read more