Thursday, October 23, 2008

PhotoPlus Expo - Day 1

Today and tomorrow Scott is in NYC for the PhotoPlus Expo. We're working hard to find the best new products in the industry for you, our customers. Expect a few new tools and solutions to become available at in the coming month.

- Scott's first big visit was with the Hoodman booth, and after first mentioning it at PhotoShop World in early September, Hoodman is finally ready to start shipping the new HoodLoupe 3.0. An update to the prior screen viewing solution, the Hoodloupe is worn around your neck just like a normal loupe. Hoodloupe has a +/-3 diopter to accommodate those with less than perfect vision and only minimal magnification is used to eliminate visual pixilation of your image. The HoodLoupe 3.0 is updated specifically to fit 3.0" LCD screens.

- Update! The HoodLoupe 3.0 is available for order on our website.

- A product we've had our eyes on for a while now is the RayFlash. It's an adapter designed to convert a standard shoe strobe (like a 580EX II or SB-900) into a ring flash. Scott had the opportunity to see one in action this morning at PhotoPlus and was apparently impressed. Strobist did a review of the RayFlash earlier this year but I would still enjoy getting one to experiment with. I would also like to hear from anyone who has any first-hand experience with it. Leave a comment below or email me at

More to come from PhotoPlus today and tomorrow.

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