Bibble 5 Pro Photographic Workflow Software Released

Bibble 5 ProBibble 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.

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Opteka X-GRIP Professional Action Stabilizing Camera Handle

Opteka X-GRIPMost 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.

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New Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar Lenses for Canon

Zeiss Makro-Planar LensesCarl 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”.

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