Wednesday, 17 August 2016

NiSi Filters - New Filter Kits

NiSi Filters has just launched their long awaited Filter Kits. They have the 'Beginner Kit', 'Advanced Kit' and 'Professional Kit'. The release of the kits will make it much easier for photographers of all levels to purchase the right kit for their needs and budget. 

If you are unfamiliar with the NiSi brand of filters you can check out their range of products here.

The 100mm Aluminium Filter Holder Foundation Kit from NiSi is the most advanced 100mm filter holder with superb build quality. The NiSi Filter Holder allows you to use 3 100mm filters in addition to a Circular Polarizing filter in any combination. It is made from aviation-grade aluminium. This foundation kit comes complete with an ultra slim 82mm CPL filter and 4 adapter ring for most popular wide angle lenses (67mm, 72mm, 77mm and 82mm). The matte black frosted finish on the surface to minimize reflection. With the unique rotation wheel design, the CPL filter can be rotated via a cog on the back of the filter which mean no longer have to set the CPL filter before insert the other filter.


Filters compatible with the 100mm Filter System include Neutral Density (ND) Filters, Graduated Neutral Density Filters, Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filters and Circular Polarisers.  All NiSi 100mm Filters are made from high quality optical lens glass offering no loss in sharpness, Ultra low colour cast, Anti glare Nano coating and are water and oil resistant.  By using a neutral density filter the camera is vulnerable to infrared light which will cast the unwanted red color in the photos when shooting at a small aperture. NiSi added an infrared protection coating layer which helps to eliminate the infrared light and brings back the natural colour.


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Click image above for a presentation about NiSi Filters which we created in Adobe Spark


The NiSi Filters 100mm Beginner Kit is the ultimate starter kit for landscape or seascape photographers with everything you need to get started. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to create long exposure images and use ND filters & GND filters with multiple lenses with 67mm, 72mm, 77mm & 82mm filter threads. The NiSi Filters 100mm Beginner Kit also represents a great saving than buying all the included items separately.

*Please Note: for lenses with smaller lens threads than above you will have to buy an adapter ring seperately


Recommended Retail Price: AUD$650.00 including GST. FREE Delivery to Australian postal addresses. Contact us for a discount on the above price. 



The NiSi Filters 100mm Beginner Kit includes the following:
1 x NiSi 100mm Aluminium Filter Holder Kit V5 including adaptor rings for 67mm, 72mm, 77mm and 82mm + C-PL.
1 x NiSi 100x150mm Nano IR Soft Graduated Neutral Density Filter – ND8 (0.9) – 3 Stop
1 x NiSi 100x100mm Nano IR Neutral Density filter – ND1000 (3.0) – 10 Stop
1 x NiSi Hard Case for Nisi 100x100mm or 100x150mm Filters
1 x Cleaning Cloth
1 x NiSi Air Blower
1 x NiSi Cleaning Eraser for Square filters
1 x NiSi Filters Portable Leatherette single shoulder case







The NiSi Filters 100mm Advanced Kit is the next step up from the Beginner Kit. The NiSi Filters 100mm Advanced Kit includes everything that is included with the beginner kit plus the addition of a NiSi 100x100mm Nano IR Neutral Density filter – ND64 (1.8) – 6 Stop and the NiSi 100x150mm Reverse Nano IR Soft Graduated Neutral Density Filter – ND8 (0.9) – 3 Stop. This kit, in our opinion, is the best option as the 6 stop ND filter and Reverse Grad are ideal for Sunrise and Sunset times which is the time of day most photographers will be using filters.


Recommended Retail Price: AUD$1049.00 including GST. FREE Delivery to Australian postal addresses. Contact us for a discount on the above price.

The NiSi Filters 100mm Advanced Kit includes the following:


1 x NiSi 100mm Aluminium Filter Holder Kit V5 including adaptor rings for 67mm, 72mm, 77mm and 82mm + C-PL.
1 x NiSi 100x150mm Nano IR Soft Graduated Neutral Density Filter – ND8 (0.9) – 3 Stop
1 x NiSi 100x150mm Reverse Nano IR Soft Graduated Neutral Density Filter – ND8 (0.9) – 3 Stop
1 x NiSi 100x100mm Nano IR Neutral Density filter – ND1000 (3.0) – 10 Stop
1 x NiSi 100x100mm Nano IR Neutral Density filter – ND64 (1.8) – 6 Stop
1 x NiSi Hard Case for NiSi 100x100mm or 100x150mm Filters
1 x Cleaning Cloth
1 x NiSi Air Blower
1 x NiSi Cleaning Eraser for Square filters
1 x NiSi Filters Portable Leatherette single shoulder case







The NiSi Filters 100mm Professional Kit is the ultimate kit for landscape or seascape photographers. This ultimate kit contains filters that allow you to shoot in any almost condition and have a filter ready to support your creativity.  The NiSi Filters 100mm Professional Kit includes everything that is included with the Beginner kit and Advanced kit plus the addition of a NiSi 100x100mm Nano IR Neutral Density filter – ND8 (0.9) – 3 Stop and the NiSi 100x150mm Nano IR Hard Graduated Neutral Density Filter – GND8 (0.9) – 3 Stop. Really, the only other filter you would possibly want thats not included is the 15 stop Neutral Density Filter however we have found that the combined use of the 10stop and 6 stop works fine.


Recommended Retail Price: AUD$1349.00 including GST. FREE Delivery to Australian postal addresses. Contact us for a discount on the above price.

The NiSi Filters 100mm Professional Kit includes the following:


1 x NiSi 100mm Aluminium Filter Holder Kit V5 including adaptor rings for 67mm, 72mm, 77mm and 82mm + C-PL.
1 x NiSi 100x150mm Nano IR Soft Graduated Neutral Density Filter – ND8 (0.9) – 3 Stop
1 x NiSi 100x150mm Reverse Nano IR Soft Graduated Neutral Density Filter – ND8 (0.9) – 3 Stop
1 x NiSi 100x150mm Nano IR Hard Graduated Neutral Density Filter – GND8 (0.9) – 3 Stop
1 x NiSi 100x100mm Nano IR Neutral Density filter – ND1000 (3.0) – 10 Stop
1 x NiSi 100x100mm Nano IR Neutral Density filter – ND64 (1.8) – 6 Stop
1 x NiSi 100x100mm Nano IR Neutral Density filter – ND8 (0.9) – 3 Stop
1 x NiSi Hard Case for Nisi 100x100mm or 100x150mm Filters
1 x Cleaning Cloth
1 x NiSi Air Blower
1 x NiSi Cleaning Eraser for Square filters
1 x NiSi Filters Portable Leatherette single shoulder case







We are affiliates with NiSi Filters in Australia and you can purchase any of the kits or any other NiSi Filter products on our website. Please note that FREE shipping only applies to Australian postal addresses. For sales outside Australia please contact us for shipping prices. All prices above are in AUD (Australian Dollar).

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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Peak Design - Shell

We love the Peak Design products. As Travel Photographers we are always looking for products that work well in all conditions. In the past we have used weather-sealed DSLR cameras which at times have been drenched and have still performed well so we really haven't had the need for a raincover for our cameras. However, we are now mirrorless shooters and unfortunately they do not handle the rain as well as our previous cameras, as a matter of fact, the Sony A7r camera body is not weather sealed at all. We've always carried a cheap rain cover that allows you to access the camera via side sleeves however we have found these to be extremely awkward at times and difficult to read the LCD screen when covered in droplets of water. So we were delighted when we saw the Peak Design Shell product.

The Peak Design shell protects your camera from water, snow, dust and abrasion, whether it’s in your hands, on the tripod, on your backpack or in your bag. 
The product is extremely well designed and well made. It has a unique form-fitting design using stretchy fabric with a waterproof membrane to keep your camera safe without adding bulk or impeding your workflow. Use Shell with the Capture Camera Clip or any Peak Design strap (sold separately) to keep your camera accessible in any environment. 



Cameras come in endless shapes and sizes. With interchangeable lenses and accessories like battery grips and L-brackets, fortunately, Shell comes in 3 different sizes, each of which fits a wide range of camera bodies and lenses. It is made of a stretchy water-resistant fabric that cinches at both ends. Even if you frequently change lenses or use multiple camera bodies, there's probably a single Shell size that will solve your needs.

ULTRALIGHT, FORM-FITTING RAIN AND DUST COVER FOR ALL CAMERAS.

Available in 3 sizes for a snug fit with almost any camera/lens combo


STRETCHABLE
4-way stretch fabric is seam-taped to resist rain, snow, dust and abrasion

CONVENIENT
Access viewfinder and controls without removing

WORKS WITH CAPTURE® CAMERA CLIP OR STANDALONE

ANCHOR PORTS
Allow use with any Peak Design strap

SECURE
Completely cinches closed for safe camera stowage

SMALL FOOTPRINT
Packs down small into its built in storage pocket

WARRANTY
Lifetime guarantee



Here's a great video about the product - 


Below is a guide to selecting the correct size Shell for your system -




If you've looked at the above charts and you still can't decide which shell to get then -


1. Keep in mind, for most camera/lens sizes there are 2 Shell sizes that will fit your camera. So, you really can't go wrong.

2. Shell is made to stretch and fit your camera snugly. For any given camera size, a smaller Shell will fit your camera more snugly and a larger Shell will have a baggier fit.

3. A tighter fit is better for carrying your camera in Capture since everything will be nice and snug. A looser fit is better if you plan to actively shoot with Shell in the rain since it will be quicker to pull Shell up and access your controls.

4. Even if you get the larger Shell size, it will be much more snug-fitting than other camera rain covers on the market.

5. Another advantage of picking the larger size is that you can cinch Shell closed all the way around your camera, even when using long lenses with hoods.

6. If you have a DSLR and a mirrorless camera, consider getting 2 Shells. You really don't want to use anything bigger than the small Shell for a mirrorless camera unless you want better access to a zoom lens.

We've used this product for a couple of weeks now and it is brilliant when compared to other rain cover products that we've seen on the market. If you love the idea of walking in the rain and taking shots without the worry of your camera getting wet then this product should be near the top of your list of MUST HAVE'S especially for Travel and Landscape Photography.

The Negatives - there always has to be a negative :-)

  1. Just a little awkward to peel from the back to shoot if its a snug fit. This is not a dealbreaker and we would much prefer this to trying to look through a plastic cover.
  2. If you plan to use as a cover while shooting rather than just a waterproof cover then it is a little awkward using a zoom lens if the cover is snug on the camera. Peak design suggest if you are going to use it in this way then get the next size up which will allow better access to the zoom. For prime lens shooters this does not apply.

If you like this product or any other Peak Design product use our discount code to receive a 10%* discount. When checking out simply add the discount code 'PD10WIDESP' and your 10% discount will be applied.

Note: *Cart total must be over USD$19.94 for the discount to work. Discount does not apply to bundle items or items that are already discounted. Prices are in USD. Free delivery for orders over USD$75.00

If you have any comments or questions about this product then we'd love to hear from you.

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Thursday, 28 April 2016

New Product Announcement : ON1 Photo RAW


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Well, ON1 have done it again and it looks like they've done their research by announcing the soon-to-be-released ON1 Photo RAW. Here's an exerpt from their website about the new product which is available later this year.

"The current class of RAW-based photo editors require photographers to catalog their photos, bounce between apps for editing, and forces them to work within the confines of their ecosystem. They haven't adapted their apps to work efficiently with today's popular 42- and 50-megapixel cameras. For years photographers have been asking us for a super fast RAW processor and non-destructive photo editor without the painful import process. This is ON1 Photo RAW. In development for years, ON1 Photo RAW will be the first RAW processor released in more than a decade and feature a new modern RAW processing engine, tuned for today's sensors and graphics chips. Combined with our current set of tools, ON1 Photo RAW will bring photographers the world's fastest, most flexible, and easiest to use RAW processor and photo editor available. ON1 Photo RAW, the next generation of ON1 Photo 10, will continue to work where you want, as a standalone, a plug-in, or host app for other editing apps.The current class of RAW-based photo editors require photographers to catalog their photos, bounce between apps for editing, and forces them to work within the confines of their ecosystem. They haven't adapted their apps to work efficiently with today's popular 42- and 50-megapixel cameras. For years photographers have been asking us for a super fast RAW processor and non-destructive photo editor without the painful import process. This is ON1 Photo RAW. In development for years, ON1 Photo RAW will be the first RAW processor released in more than a decade and feature a new modern RAW processing engine, tuned for today's sensors and graphics chips. Combined with our current set of tools, ON1 Photo RAW will bring photographers the world's fastest, most flexible, and easiest to use RAW processor and photo editor available. ON1 Photo RAW, the next generation of ON1 Photo 10, will continue to work where you want, as a standalone, a plug-in, or host app for other editing apps."

Below are some introductory videos about the product -


FAST - STATE-OF-THE-ART

NO IMPORT/CATALOG

PHOTO EFFECTS & RETOUCHING

ALL-IN-ONE

This really looks like a serious competitor to Lightroom and several other RAW converters currently on the market. As this will seamlessly integrate with the ON1 Photo 10 suite we think this will be a winner for many photographers who are looking for a more integrated workflow without having to jump around different apps.

ON1 have come out with a great deal for those that want to pre-order. They are offering ON1 Photo 10.5 (New Version) and ON1 Photo RAW for USD$89.99 until May 6, 2016. This is an awesome deal! For more details click on the banner below.

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ON1 Photo Raw is not being released until Spring (Australia) or Fall (US). Either way it'll be sometime later this year.

Stay tuned! 

Friday, 26 February 2016

New Release - Topaz DeNoise 6 software

Great news! Topaz Labs have just released their latest version of Noise Reduction software. We have been using this software for ages and it really is great for reducing Noise in problem areas of an image with out affecting the whole image. This version includes lots of presets for different cameras set at high ISO settings. So when you're in low light and can't use a tripod and afraid to raise the ISO to get a faster shutter speed, look no further.  Now you can take these shots with a high ISO without sacrificing detail. Whether you’re shooting in low light, using fast speeds, or encountering noisy conditions, Topaz DeNoise gives you the peace of mind to know that you’ll end up with a crisp, clear, and noise-free result.
If you've been waiting for a reason to try out DeNoise, now is the time.  Topaz DeNoise 6 has just been released and introduces exciting features...
  • Standalone Application - DeNoise 6 now works as a standalone product and doesn’t require a host editor. DeNoise still runs as a plugin as well.
  • Camera Specific Presets - DeNoise 6 features dozens of presets based on various camera profiles, with multiple ISO presets for each camera. 
  • Batch Processing - DeNoise 6 introduces batch processing, allowing you to process a whole folder with the same settings. Note that batch processing is only available in the standalone version of DeNoise.
  • High Resolution Monitor Support - DeNoise 6 now supports High-DPI monitors on large and small screens.
Get Topaz DeNoise now for only USD$49.99 (originally $79.99) with coupon code: NOISEFREE (valid until March 20th). If you already own a previous version of Topaz DeNoise then the upgrade to this version is FREE. Yor License Key should automatically work with the software once installed.
Want to see how Topaz DeNoise removes heavy image noise and still gives you amazingly clear results? Check out some of our short DeNoise Tips videos to see
 it in action!




We highly recommend this software and suggest you download the Free Trial to play with some of your own images.

If you have any comments or questions about this product then we'd love to hear from you.

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016

ON1 ReSize 10 - ON SALE

ON1 currently have ON1 ReSize 10 on sale. Normally US$79.99, it is currently on sale for US$59.99. 

With ON1 Resize, you can enlarge any photo up to 1000% without loss of sharpness or detail. It's the gold standard for photo enlargements using the Genuine Fractals® technology. Whether enlarging photos from your mobile device or your camera, ON1 Resize gives you everything needed for the highest quality photo enlargements. To find out more click on the image below.


We have written a blog about the software which you can read here. So if you like to enlarge and print your favourite images then we suggest you dowload the FREE trial and give it a try.