Thursday, March 15, 2012

Canon unveils new professional accessories

Canon has expanded its range of accessories, revealing new models developed to offer a new flexibility and creative control of their professional EOS Digital SLR and medium range.

Topping the range is the Speedlite 600EX-RT, the first Canon flash unit to integrate wireless connectivity by radio that replaces the Speedlite 580EX II Advanced. Together with the new Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT, this new model offers photographers greater opportunities to explore creative lighting techniques. In addition, Canon also launches battery grip BG-E11, which complements the new EOS 5D Mark II - offering greater versatility in various shooting situations with a compact size and easy setup.
Speedlite 600EX-RT - more creativity with flash.

The Speedlite 600EX is an RT-TTL flash unit designed for high performance to meet the growing needs of creative modern photographers. The shooting radio frequency beyond the control of the wireless infrared flash allows photographers to achieve excellent results with complex lighting setups. Using an RT-600EX main flash or the new Speedlite Transmitter ST wireless RF-E3-RT, can be activated 15-600EX flash units RT positioned up to 30m away - offering a great potential for experimenting with lighting techniques and effects more creative. The EOS Speedlite 600EX with a RT-connected can also be activated remotely, allowing photographers to explore extreme shooting angles to produce creative results surprising.

A guide number of 60m [i] and a wide coverage objective of 20 - 200m allows for creative lighting or exposure balanced reasons at different distances. For wide angle shots, a diffuser adapter can also reduce the focal length to 14mm and flash head swiveling and tilting effects creates the most beautiful and without shadows. Ideal for portraits, a panel captures light natural light in the eyes of a subject when you're shooting with indirect flash. Additionally, coverage options provide a customizable flash highest priority to creativity using the guide number to illuminate the subject, while slightly darkens the edges of the frame.

Like its predecessor, the Speedlite 600EX-RT communicating the white balance settings to the camera via the hot shoe connection. However, to balance flash and ambient light, a new filter adapter color and two color gels can be applied to create a more natural when you're shooting with tungsten lighting or mercury. When shooting in dark settings, photographers can also use the AF assist beam for a more accurate auto focus with lenses of 28mm or more, ensuring that the grounds remain in focus when the flash fires.

Designed for professionals, the Speedlite 600EX and the Speedlite Transmitter RT-ST-E3-RT have a rugged and weatherproof, with a crisp LCD screen to make it easy selection of settings and change the flash mode to normal mode wireless. Using four AA/LR6 batteries for added convenience, the Speedlite 600EX-RT offers fast recycling times and quiet, allowing photographers to keep shooting and explore creative lighting effects in all conditions.
WFT-E7 - Control high speed wireless

The WFT-E7 is a new wireless file transmitter for a wide range of EOS models. For those who need to transfer your images quickly and easily as photojournalists and sport photographers, the new WFT-E7 offers increased versatility through the Wi-Fi high speed connection and support for Gigabit Ethernet network cable. Providing support for 802.11a/b/g/n file transfer speeds up to 150Mbps and Bluetooth for connection to external GPS units, the WFT-E7 provides ultra fast transfer of files directly to an FTP server or even a TV with HD DLNA [ii].

When shooting creative or the most difficult conditions require the photographer to control the camera remotely, according to the WFT-WFT Server E7 allows the camera settings and framing the shot in the display are controlled via a web page on any device with access to Internet, such as smartphones, tablets or laptops. The camera settings can also be changed remotely via the EOS Utility, allowing photographers to control and activate the camera by connecting wired or wireless LAN.

WFT-E7 has a lightweight and can be mounted at the bottom of the chamber, the new support AB-E1 or by the handle. For added versatility, it also supports simultaneous shots with up to ten cameras, with the Wireless Sync Time time to ensure that all equipment is aligned with the major equipment to ensure consistency across all units. While firing simultaneously, the WFT server role can also be enabled to allow remote access to the main chamber and the other for greater creative control of the light effects for multi-camera shots.

GP-E2 - geographically Rate your images with the compact and lightweight GPS

Also released today is the GPS receiver GP-E2 - a unit of compact, lightweight and high performance that makes it easy to geographic organization of images. Compatible with the EOS-1D X, EOS 7D [iii] and with the new EOS 5D Mark II, the GP-E2 classifies the pictures according to the data in longitude, latitude and altitude and the direction in which the photo was taken, adding information to the EXIF ​​file.

The Logger GPS function also allows photographers to record your route by downloading GPS data at regular intervals, whether the unit is mounted on the camera body or stored in the pouch. After returning to the studio, photographers can sort your pictures with GPS data recorded and stored on your route files can be viewed using Google Maps or Map Utility software integrated.

For greater accuracy when it is time to record the image, photographers can also synchronize the clocks of their cameras with the atomic clock global UTC discharged through information from the satellite. This function is particularly useful for professional photographers who shoot with multiple bodies EOS 5D Mark II, they may want to process all the images together and classify them according to the time when each was recorded.

BG-E11 - Better handling on EOS 5D Mark II

For photographers who want to shoot for long periods of time with the EOS 5D Mark II, the new ergonomic battery grip BG-E11 doubles the battery life with two additional battery LP-E6, and also allows use AA batteries for an emergency. For those that often shoot vertical, like sports or portrait photographers, the handle provides the AF start button, point of focus and AE lock controls in addition to a second controller and a Multi Control Dial to make vertical shooting more comfortable and intuitive.

Like the EOS 5D Mark II, BG-E11 is constructed of magnesium alloy and offers the same high standard weather protection - ideal for shooting in the harshest conditions.

Speedlite 600EX-RT - main features

    Guide number 60 (m, ISO 100, 200mm)
    Activation radiofrequency 30m
    Using 15 units together
    Functionality wireless infrared
    Remote activation chamber
    Truck with swivel and zoom control
    Filters with white balance correction
    Recycling quickly and quietly

Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT - main features

    Activation of RF remote flash
    Activation of Speedlites 30 meters away
    Control unit 15 to flash
    Remote activation chamber
    Protection against dust and moisture

Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 - main features

    Supports IEEE 802.11n
    Integrated Bluetooth
    Easy Wi-Fi Protected
    Transfer to FTP server
    Remote control functions
    Compatible with DLNA media server
    Simultaneous Shots

GPS Receiver GP-E2 - main features

    GPS unit for EOS cameras compatible
    Incorporates data on the location and altitude in the metadata of each file
    Digital records of geographic information
    How to sort by date
    Portable design, use of an AA battery
    Precise definition of time using the UTC

BG-E11 - key features

    Better handling of the EOS 5D Mark II
    Controls on the grip for vertical shots
    Fist higher for larger hands
    Uses two batteries LP-E6 or fourth alternative AA/LR6

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