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The New Arca Swiss Style Quick Release System
The new quick release system, compatible with Arca-Swiss plates, is being introduced in many of Gitzo’s heads, Traveler tripod kits, and accessories.
With the new system, the camera/plate can be snapped into the head from above, which is faster and easier than trying to slide it in from the side. When a Gitzo plate is used, the quick release system’s secondary safety pin will also engage to prevent camera equipment from falling accidentally from the head, even if the plate locking lever is not fully locked.
Gitzo’s D-profile (Arca-Swiss style) plates also features a new camera screw design; to make it as easy as possible to use. The screw can be tightened by hand, using a coin or with the supplied allen key.
The new hybrid system, featured in some models, fits both Arca-Swiss style plates and traditional Gitzo C-profile plates, making it especially useful for photographers who already own and use the C-profile plates as standard. To accept Gitzo C-profile plates, the adaptor is simply removed from the clamp.
Benefits of Gitzo’s quick release system
Easier and safer during set-up and changeovers
• Camera/plate can be snapped in from above • Safety pin prevents accidental falling (Gitzo plates only)
Convenient camera screw design
• The screw can be tightened by hand, coin, or allen key
Hybrid system (not in all models)
The New Mountaineer
Benefits of the new Mountaineer range
Stiffer legs and structure
• “Carbon eXact” contains High Modulus carbon fibre and has larger tube diameters • The top spider and column lock are redesigned for enhanced rigidity • New models are significantly stiffer than Gitzo predecessors and competitors
New Collection of Tripod Bags
The Gitzo Tripod Bags and Traveler Bags have been redesigned to fit the latest Gitzo tripod models including various tripod and head combinations. The bags also have improved comfort during carriage and handling. The new bags are made from rip-stop fabric, which is both softer to the touch and resistant against tearing and abrasion.
GC1101 and GC3101
• Ideal for Mountaineer tripods with standard photo heads • Cylindrical form • Detachable shoulder strap
GC4101 and GC5101
• Ideal for Systematic tripods • Asymmetric form with more space at one end in order to accommodate larger heads • Fixed shoulder strap
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3. The Promotional Period means from at 00.01am (Sydney time) on 28th April 2014 to 23.59pm on 30th June 2014. The Promoter will accept cash back claims received by the Claimant on or before 18th July 2014, provided that the relevant Promotional Products were purchased during the Promotional Period. The Promoter reserves the right to extend the Promotional Period, or the deadline for making cash back claims.
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by submitting: a. The Claimant details, including full name, phone number, email address, postal address, BSB & bank account number if applicable; b. The unique serial number and the purchase receipt number for the relevant Promotional Product/s; c. A scanned copy of the purchase receipt or by posting a legible copy of the purchase receipt to “Olympus Mega Cash Back Promotion, PO Box 1991 Macquarie Centre NSW 2113” and d. Preference for the cash back payment method.
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CAMERA BODIES & KITS
E-M1 BLACK BODY ONLY
E-M1 WEATHERPROOF KIT (1250)
E-M1 PRO KIT (1240)
E-M5 BLACK BODY ONLY
E-M5 SILVER BODY ONLY
E-M5 BLACK SLK (1442-2R)
E-M5 SILVER SLK (1442-2R)
E-M5 BLACK DZK (1442-2R & 40-150)
E-M5 SILVER DZK (1442-2R & 40-150)
E-M5 BLACK WEATHERPROOF (1250)
E-M5 SILVER WEATHERPROOF (1250)
E-M5 ELITE BLACK BODY ONLY
E-M5 ELITE BLACK WEATHERPROOF KIT (1250)
E-M5 ELITE BLACK PRO KIT (1240)
E-P5 SILVER BODY ONLY
E-P5 BLACK BODY ONLY
E-P5 SILVER SLK (1442-2R)
E-P5 BLACK SLK (1442-2R)
E-P5 SILVER 17MM + VF-4 KIT
E-P5 BLACK 17MM + VF-4 KIT
E-PL5 BLACK BODY ONLY
E-PL5 SILVER BODY ONLY
E-PL5 WHITE BODY ONLY
E-PL5 BLACK SLK (1442-2R)
E-PL5 SILVER SLK (1442-2R)
E-PL5 WHITE SLK (1442-2R)
E-PL5 BLACK DZK (1442-2R & 40-150)
E-PL5 SILVER DZK (1442-2R & 40-150)
E-PL5 WHITE DZK (1442-2R & 40-150)
E-PM2 BLACK SLK (1442-2R)
E-PM2 RED SLK (1442-2R)
E-PM2 SILVER SLK (1442-2R)
E-PM2 WHITE SLK (1442-2R)
E-PM2 BLACK DZK (1442-2R & 40- 150)
E-PM2 RED DZK (1442-2R & 40-150)
E-PM2 SILVER DZK (1442-2R & 40- 150)
E-PM2 WHITE DZK (1442-2R & 40- 150)
EW-M1220 12MM f2.0 METAL WIDE LENS
EM-M6028 60MM F2.8 MACRO
ET-M7518 75MM F1.8 LENS SILVER
ET-M7518 75MM F1.8 LENS BLACK
EZ-M1240 PRO 12-40MM F2.8 LENS BLACK
EZ-M0918 Lens 9-18MM WIDE ZOOM LENS
EZ-M1415 Lens 14-150MM WIDE TELE ZOOM LENS
EZ-M7530-2 75-300MM TELE ZOOM BLK
ES-M2518 25MM F1.8 LENS BLACK
ES-M2518 25MM F1.8 LENS SILVER
EW-M1728 17MM f2.8 PANCAKE SILVER
EW-M1728 17MM f2.8 PANCAKE BLACK
EW-M1718 17MM f1.8 METAL LENS SILVER
EW-M1718 17MM f1.8 METAL LENS BLACK
ET-M4518 45MM F1.8 PORTRAIT LENS SILVER
ET-M4518 45MM F1.8 PORTRAIT LENS BLACK
EZ-M1250 ELECTRONIC ZOOM LENS BLACK
EZ-M1250 ELECTRONIC ZOOM LENS SILVER
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One of the most common questions we receive here at Digital Camera Gear, is 'Which camera filter is right for me??". We will be covering the 3 main types of camera filteres and how they are used in the field.
A lot can be said about the technicalities of how they work but to keep this post brief let me head straight to the benefits of using one.
Polarising filters change the way that your camera sees and treats light. Particularly – when using one you’ll notice a change in how your camera sees reflections and glare. As a result it also has the ability to change the vibrancy of some colors in shots.
Let’s look at a few areas where polarising filters can have have the biggest impact:
Another benefit of fitting a polarising filter to your camera (or any kind of filter) is that you put an extra level of protection between your expensive lens’s glass and anything that might scratch or damage it. A UV filter is probably a more appropriate filter for protective purposes (they are cheaper and have less impact upon your shots when you don’t want the polarising effect) but a polarising filter is definitely more preferable to break or scratch than your actual lens.
When you see a polarising filter you’ll notice that it looks quite a lot like a sunglasses lens. The filter is dark and works by cutting our some of the aspects of light (similarly to sunglasses). As a result less light gets through to your image sensor and you’ll need to either use longer shutter speeds, a larger aperture or to beef up your ISO setting to account for this. The difference that you’ll need to account for is 1-2 stops. It’s for this reason that you won’t want to use a polarising filter at night.
UV Filters filter out the UV light that can cause a blueish haze on your pictures. They are most commonly used as lens protectors and serve this purpose well, with the added bonus of blocking UV light. A UV filter can be left on all the time as a lens protector/filter and it does not have any effect on how much light enters the lens.
The UV filter took the impact and saved this lens from going in the bin
Neutral Density Filters
One filter that is in the camera outfit of many professionals is the neutral density filter, or ND filter as it's better known. The filter is less appreciated by hobbyists and the reason it probably has little appeal is its looks - a plain, dull grey filter. Not colourful, no star effect, no gradation, no multiple image glass...just plain grey. And what does it do? Reduce the exposure? Hmmm I can do that with my camera...it's pointless! Well actually it isn't, and that's why the ND filter is a necessity for the professional and often found in the enthusiast landscape photographer's camera bag.
The ND filter may be plain grey, but it's a neutral grey so whatever light it lets through isn't affected in colour, just in brightness. So why would you want a filter that reduces the exposure when it can be done using your camera's shutter speeds or apertures? This depends on a few things. Firstly you may have a fully automatic camera. If so, the ND filter will give you a small amount of manual versatility. Or you may have been taking pictures in low light using fast film and then ventured out into bright sunlight where it was physically impossible to take a photo because your camera's fastest shutter speed was flashing, even though the aperture was adjusted to the smallest setting.
The ND filter will reduce the light and allow the shot to be taken. Using an ND filter in this way is not its primary benefit though. Have you seen those shots of waterfalls that look ethereal with blurry cotton wool water? Well the chances are an ND filter will have been used. Here the filter is used to reduce the shutter speed so that blur occurs. If you are out in a bright location the shutter speed will be at least 1/125sec and ideally you need 1/15sec or slower. So pop on the necessary ND filter and you'll gain the effect you're after.
ND filters come in a variety of ratings. The NDx400 or ND400 is my favourite, with 9 stops of light. This essentially means, to get a correct exposure, the shutter will have to remain open for much longer to achieve a well exposed image. I love this filter as it provides great effects on water, or any moving object.
To view our range of filters, please click HERE
Gitzo Ocean Tripods Collection
The new Gitzo Tripod Ocean Series collection arriving at DCG soon. These are the ultimate tripod for the serious and professional photographer. Lightweight, carbon fibre, stainless steel, maintenance free means you have more time focusing on what matters..... Shooting.
Digital Camera Gear is an Authorised Gitzo delaer and specialist. We are the choice for Australias Pro Photographers, see how we can help you!
Gitzo Ocean tripods are ideal for supporting high-end, heavy camera equipment in wildlife, landscape, travel and sports image-making where reliability is essential.
There are four models available - Series 1, 2, 3 and 5.
Series 2, 3 & 5 models are designed around Gitzo’s award-winning modular Systematic shoulder element that allows centre components to be interchanged.
Series 1 uses the latest evolution of the Gitzo Traveler structure, with a shoulder that allows the legs to flip 180° for an extremely compact folded length ideal when baggage needs to be kept to a minimum.
All Ocean tripods have leg tubes made exclusively from Gitzo’s top quality 6X carbon fibre. Shoulder elements throughout are made from corrosion-proof aluminium.
Benefits of the new Ocean Systematic tripods:
DURABLE AND EASY TO MAINTAIN
The specially designed and engineered Ocean G-lock collars prevent sand, dust and mud from entering the leg tubes. Any water that gets inside the legs is expelled by the tube sections, which act as an air cushion.
FAST TO SET UP
Switching centre components is made quicker by the new shoulder locking system, with its tool-free ratchet lever.
SECURE AND DEPENDABLE
Avoid equipment accidentally dropping from the tripod thanks to the safety catch even when the shoulder lock is inadvertently left open.
RESISTANT IN EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS
All Ocean tripods perform brilliantly in aggressive environments, in salt water, mud or areas of high humidity, thanks to the use of corrosion-resistant materials and protective finishes.
The much awaited and coveted 82mm Hoya NDx400 camera filters are back in stock. This is the first run in 9 months since they last sold out world wide.
At present, we are currently going through our long waiting list to confirm numbers of those who are still interested in purchasing this filter.
Details on the filter and pricing can be found here: http://www.digitalcameragear.com.au/shop/camera-filters/neutral-density-filters/hoya-82mm-ndx400-nd400-neutral-density-filter
Please note, the manufacturing run of the 82mm filter was very small and we will have to allocate stock on a first come first served basis.
as always, if we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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