Skip to content

Servo Mode Now Available For 58AF-1 & 48AF-1

June 21, 2011

Metz has just released a new firmware update for the 58AF-1 and 48AF-1 that now allows these flashes to be used in Servo mode.

Servo mode allows the flash to be used off camera without the need for a wireless TTL commander flash. In Servo mode, the flash disregards the pre-flash and syncs with the main flash from either a built in flash or another off camera flash. It’s important to note that the flash exposure is manual when in Servo mode, but the output of the flash can be adjusted from the flash itself.

The new firmware can be downloaded from the Metz Website

Make sure to visit for information on new Metz products.


PhotoNews At The Henry’s Imaging Show

May 11, 2011

Come by the PhotoNews stage at the Henry’s Imaging show this weekend for some free informative seminars. We’ll be covering a wide variety of topics and have a blast doing it.

Sensor Cleaning Clinic:

Have you ever wanted to know how to clean your DSLR sensor? It’s not hard with the right tools and know how. Come by and let us show you how easy it is.

Sat: 11:00 & 5:00
Sun: 1:00

Pushing The Limits of ShoeMount Flashes:
Do you want to know how to create your own mobile lighting setup using only ShoeMount flashes? We’ll show you how to set up your own mobile studio complete with light modifiers that you can take anywhere.

Sat: 1:00
Sun: 3:00

Manfrotto Introduces ‘LINO’ Collection

April 13, 2011

Following the introduction of the STILE Bag Collection, Manfrotto’s line of quality products is expanding to include another collection of bags and apparel, LINO. Designed in Italy with a focus on premium quality and support, LINO apparel is the first line of Photographic apparel that is fashionable and functional and geared towards both male and female photographers.

LINO, named after Founder Lino Manfrotto, is one of two lines of bag collections being introduced by Manfrotto in early Spring 2011. The collection includes professional backpacks, messenger bags and a pro roller.

See the entire LINO collection here .

Manfrotto is now on Facebook and Twitter

KATA wins 2011 Red Dot Award

April 13, 2011

The Red Dot, awarded by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany, is one of the most coveted design awards. The award honors outstanding design quality and trendsetters for over 50 years. Winning products are presented in the red dot design museum on the premises of the Zollverein World Cultural Heritage site in Essen.

KATA has won this prestigious design award for second straight year. This year’s winner is the KATA Source-261 Pro Light. This is KATA’s first bag dedicated to the HDSLR user and was designed specifically for the needs of professional videographers.

The Source-261 Pro Light also fits additional lenses and video accessories in side pockets and most 17” laptops. The bag also features many of our signature technologies, such as the Spine Guard, ripstop fabrics, Spider Webbing straps, Gecko Harness and a double sided elements cover.

See the testimonial video for KATA HDSLR bags by Jonnie Behiri, a BBC freelance cameraman/editor operating from Vienna, Austria.


Upcoming shows using 100% Hahnemuhle materials!

April 1, 2011

Arctic Kaleidoscope – Michelle Valberg, Ottawa.

An impressive showing of 85 large format canvas images.  Only on until May 29th at the Canadian Museum of Nature.

All images are printed on Hahnemuhle Monet canvas and many are Gallery Wrapped using Stick & Stretch.

The Canadian Gallery – Mike Grandmaison, Winnipeg.

Some stunning landscape images by Mike set off in a brand new gallery that is part of Photo Central, one of our dealers in Winnipeg.  This will be a more permanent exhibition with a rotation of images over time.Starts March 21st, 2011.

All images are printed on one of four Hahnemuhle papers:  German Etching, Photo Rag, William Turner or Photo Rag Pearl.

Manfrotto introduces a new Bag Collection- STILE –

March 23, 2011

Manfrotto’s line of quality products is expanding to include a collection of bags for everyday use and media support. STILE, Italian for style, is one of two lines of bags being introduced by Manfrotto in early spring 2011. Designed in Italy with a focus on tripod and bag solutions – STILE was created to fit the everyday digital lifestyle. The STILE bag collection currently includes: backpacks, slings, messenger bags, holsters and pouches – all are available in three colours (black, star white and bungee cord) and cover most available camera styles.

“The Manfrotto STILE Bag Collection started with a great story, the story of the incredible 21st century digital revolution. Today it seems natural for all of us to own mobile phones, laptops, digital cameras, etc., but only 10 years ago most of us couldn’t have imagined the existence of half of these products. And none of us could have predicted our reliance on such products to support our daily lifestyles and guide our social activities and interactions” says Mr. Fabio Prada, Manfrotto Bags Line Manager. This collection was designed with the consumer in mind. The stylish Italian design and extra space for your camera and accessories, makes this the perfect multi-purpose bag.

Visit to see the entire STILE collection

Thinking about photographing wakeboarders?

March 22, 2011

If you are thinking about photographing wakeboarders, you may want to check this out.  Photo shooting wakeboarders on the water would be challenging itself but photographer Patrick Hall decided to take it to the next level by bringing a commercial photography element that he loves to the shooting . This video shows his unique ideas how to shoot wakeboarders in the studio.

To see the lighting set up and other details, click here >>