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New Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II for $550, February 11, 2014
Macro Ring time for Canonites. Canon has revealed the new Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II with a starting price of $550. It has 12 custom functions (on the flash; in addition to the camera) and supports E-TTL wireless autoflash when... Continue

New Nissin Di600 Flash Unit for Canon, Nikon and Sony SLRs, October 25, 2013
We have another announcement coinciding with the 2013 PDN Photo Plus trade show, this one is actually coming from the UK, by Kenro, the UK distributor of Nissin. It is the new Nissin Di600 flash unit for Canon, Nikon and... Continue

New $100 Nikon LD-1000 LED Movie Light for CX/1-System and Coolpix cameras, September 6, 2013
Nikon also revealed a new $100 LED Movie Light for the CX aka 1-System compact system mirrorless cameras and Coolpixies. The new LD-1000 will come in black or white and it is already available for pre-order at Amazon. Press release... Continue

New Pentax Weather-Resistant Flashes Announced (tape delayed), September 2, 2013
Adding another component to its weather-resistant DSLR system, Pentax announced two new weather-resistant flashes, the AF360FGZ II and the AF540FGZ II. Details specs and pre-orders for $430 and $630 respectively at B&H Photo. Press release parade at ephotozine and dpreview... Continue

New Nikon announcement: Nikon 18-140mm DX VR lens, SB300 Flash, and Coolpix L620 and S6600, August 6, 2013
Nikon announced a handful of new products today. In summary, the new 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR lens, the SB300 flash, the Coolpix L620 superzoom and the Coolpix S6600 wifi compact camera. Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR lens This new lens... Continue

New Sony HVL-F43M External Flash with multi-interface shoe compatibility, June 26, 2013
Sony also announced the new Sony HVL-F43M External Flash with multi-interface shoe compatibility so it can be used on Alpha DSLRs, Sony NEXxies, Cybershots and camcorders. Press release parade at dpreview and ePhotozine et al. Continue

Pentax showing at CP+: AF-360FGZ II Clip-on Flash and Mount Cap Lens for Q system, January 29, 2013
Pentax has announced via press release that at the 2013 CP Plus trade show in Japan (Jan 31 to Febr 2), they will be showcasing two reference products. The previously mentioned clip-on flash which now has a tentative model name... Continue

New Yongnuo YN500EX flash and YN622-N trigger (and YN560-II successor coming), January 14, 2013
Some lighting lightning news now. Yongnuo (China) has announced the new YN500EX flash along with the Nikon-centric YN622-N flash trigger. They also revealed that a new version of the YN560-II is coming soon. Details at Lighting Rumors and Lighting Rumo(u)rs... Continue

New Nikon RF camera trigger system for Nikon DSLRs, January 7, 2013
Smartphones are obsessed with Bluetooth but in the DSLR world, radio frequency reigns supreme! Nikon has revealed a new camera trigger system that works with Nikon DSLRs. Details at dpreview et al. Continue

New Pentax Future Concept Product: AF 360 FGZ II external clip-on flash , January 7, 2013
Buried towards the bottom of the CES + PMA 2013 Pentax press release is a paragraph about a future concept product that I am sure we will see more of as the various websites and blogs storm the CES +... Continue

New Metz Mecablitz 52 AF-1 flash with a Touchscreen, September 27, 2012
Touchscreen mania continues to advance in the world of photography. Metz has announced what is likely to be the first flash with a touchscreen display! It is the new Mecablitz 52 AF-1! This was announced at Photokina, see announcements at... Continue

New Litemaster light meters from Sekonic: L-478D and L-478DR, September 16, 2012
Trying to avoid the announcement rush of Photokina Monday, Sekonic has announced two new light meters today, the Litemaster L-478D and the L-478DR. The DR offers interconnection/interoperability with the world of Pocket Wizards. Coming along for the ride is a... Continue

New Sony flashes: HVL-F60M and HVL-RL1 (also: VGC99AM grip, etc), September 11, 2012
The Sony new product parade continues with Lighting and Audio! Sony announced two new flashes, a grip, and an audio adapter. The two flashes are the HVL-F60M which goes for 650 euro ($550) while the HVL-RL1 goes for 350 euro.... Continue

Newsbytes: Tokina 300/6.3 (m43rds), Rollei 36x superzoom, X-Pro1 iPad app, new Canon M-printers, etc, August 8, 2012
A number of newsy items are filling up the buffers, so it is time to release the pressure with a new Newsbytes round-up... New Gear + Tokina 300mm f6.3 mirror less for M43rds launching in Europe for 400 euro via... Continue

New Nissin MG8000 flash promises 1000+ without overheating, February 21, 2012
Nissin has announced a brand new flash, the MG8000, with a testable claim of over 1000 firings without overheating! Some details at Amateur Photographer UK, DC Watch (computer-translated) and Foto Actualidad. Continue

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