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Cactus is raising money to release wireless Studio flash RQ250

The Cactus company, specializing in the production of lighting equipment for still photography, began collecting funds for monolayt (Studio flash with its own power supply) RQ250.

Cactus собирает деньги на выпуск беспроводной студийной вспышки RQ250

Maximum flash power is 250 W, which is reflected in its name. The cooldown time for the full pulse power is 1.1 S.

Cactus собирает деньги на выпуск беспроводной студийной вспышки RQ250

According to the manufacturer, RQ250 only slightly bigger external flash, but provides all the possibilities of Studio heads. You can control the radio using the Cactus V6 transceiver II. TTL supported cameras all six major manufacturers. Those who prefer manual control, can adjust the pulse in increments of 1, 1/2, 1/3 or 1/10 EV steps in a range from full power to 1/512. A single charge of the lithium-ion battery of four cells is enough for 520 pulses of full power. Cooling is provided by built-in fan and aluminum reflector.

Cactus собирает деньги на выпуск беспроводной студийной вспышки RQ250

The available modifiers, which are attached using the bayonet mount: softboxes, umbrellas, reflector, diffuser, magnetic holder, filters, etc.

Cactus собирает деньги на выпуск беспроводной студийной вспышки RQ250

In RQ250встроен led power of 20 W, which can be used as a modeling light or for auto focus.

Head can be used in two modes. The first priority is given to achieving the correct color rendering, and the second — speed.

Cactus RQ250 dimensions — 194 x 80 x 80 mm, weight — 1235 Retail price are set at 699 dollars. Participants of the fundraiser on the website Kickstarter can reserve the device for $ 525. The shipment, the manufacturer promises to begin in October.

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On 23 August, Nikon will introduce two cameras and three lenses and later lens for Nikon Z-Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/0.95

The source claims that he became aware, what novelties will be presented by Nikon on August 23.

First, it presents not one, but two mirrorless camera. A new photosystem open models Z6 and Z7.

23 августа Nikon представит две камеры и три объектива, а позже — объектив Nikon Z-Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/0.95

Model Nikon Z6 will be more high speed and superior shooting capabilities in low light. The resolution will be 24 MP.

Skate model Nikon Z7 will be a high resolution 45 MP.

23 августа Nikon представит две камеры и три объектива, а позже — объектив Nikon Z-Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/0.95

Second, at the same time will be presented to three lenses to new cameras.

Presumably, the new lenses form a family of Z-Nikkor. First, Nikon will focus on producing high-quality lenses with fixed focal length. Along with the Nikon cameras Nikon Z6 and Z7 will be presented two of these models: a normal lens with a focal length of 50 mm and wide angle lens with a focal length of 24, 28 or 35 mm. In both cases, the maximum aperture will be equal to f1,8. The third novelty is a universal reportage lens covering a focal range of 24-70mm with a constant maximum aperture of f/4.

Later, the expected release of Nikon lens Z-Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/0.95.

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Nikon recalls about the upcoming announcement of a mirrorless camera new video

As you know, in two weeks there will be a new photosystem Nikon ‘s first mirrorless camera this system.

Nikon напоминает о грядущем анонсе беззеркальной камеры новым видеороликом

Manufacturers are trying to maintain interest in the upcoming announcement. Some time ago he launched a countdown on its website and from time to time publishes commercials. Once this video, the third in a row, shows the “evolution of quality Nikon”.

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Presumably, at the same time with full frame camera will be presented first lenses for it. To use lenses with Nikon F mount with an adapter, which promises to release the manufacturer.

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The trademark owner, Meyer Optik Gorlitz has filed for bankruptcy

According to the source, the German company net SE, which stands for trademarks of Meyer Optik Görlitz, Emil Busch, Oprema Jena, C. P. Goerz, Ihagee Elbaflex and A. Schacht, filed for bankruptcy in Germany. Earlier this company under different names held some very successful projects to raise funds on Kickstarter.

Владелец марки Meyer Optik Gorlitz подал заявление о банкротстве

The reason for the bankruptcy is named a car accident, in which, allegedly, was seriously injured, the General Director and Foundation investor of the company Stephen IMEs (Stefan Immes).

Владелец марки Meyer Optik Gorlitz подал заявление о банкротстве

In a statement released by net SE says IMEs barely survived and would not be able to lead the company in the foreseeable future, which for a small company of 15 people was a significant shock. Currently undergoing reorganization, the purpose of which is to “create working system” because net SE was not provided for a procedure for transfer of leadership.

With regard to the project of collective financing, the company hopes to decide on their fate until the end of October. Noting that the shipment of orders is a priority, net SE States that “for legal reasons” may not take any decisions before the reorganization of the company.

The message was published on the pages of several Kickstarter campaigns, the participants are still waiting for their lenses. Judging by the comments under these posts, some participants suspect that it might be a Scam.

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