Bibble Labs has announced the release of their much anticipated Bibble 5 Pro Workflow Software. The release comes more than a year after it was officially launched at Photokina 2008.
Bibble 5 Pro is available for purchase for $199.95. Bibble 4 customers can upgrade to the new version – either for free if they purchased after September 1, 2006, or for $99 if their Bibble 4 purchase was made prior to that date. Bibble 5 Lite isn’t expected to ship until the first quarter of 2010, so in the meantime, owners of Bibble 4 Lite are being allowed to use Bibble 5 Pro with their Lite license*. Upgrade instructions can be found on Bibble Labs’ new support forums. Also, see the FAQ’s.
Most camera brackets were designed for event/wedding photography and are not suitable for extreme sport photography.
The Opteka X-GRIP handle was specifically designed for skateboarding and other extreme sports. The shape and foam-padded handle offer incredible stability and control. The hot shoe attachment enables you to add a video light or flash. It fits most compact camcorders, digital cameras, and entry dSLRs (including Canon EOS 5D and EOS 7D). A 1-year Opteka Warranty is included.
Several Opteka Deluxe “Skaters” packages are available also.
Here is a awesome night video shot in Prague (Czech Republic) with a pre-production Canon EOS 1D Mark IV. You can read about how it was made on Philip Bloom’s Blog.
Carl Zeiss is expanding its existing ZE line of lenses with two new macro lenses, the Makro-Planar T* 2/50 and the Makro-Planar T* 2/100, both now available with EF bayonet mount.
According to the press release, “both macro lenses render objects in close-up on a scale of 1:2. To enable such detail, these lenses include Carl Zeiss’s acclaimed “floating elements” design. This special lens alignment enables high optical performance across the entire focusing range, from 0.24 m to infinity. The Makro-Planar T* 2/50 and Makro-Planar T* 2/100 are already available with F bayonet (ZF) and K bayonet (ZK). The Makro-Planar T* 2/50 is also available as a ZF.2 version. Both lens systems are optimized for analog and full-format digital SLR cameras”.
Here is an amazing available low-light video shot with the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV by Vincent Laforet. The video was shot at ISO 6400. Read how it was done at Prolost.