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PocketWizard releases MultiMAX II trigger with 20 ControlTL channels and more

Radio flash trigger manufacturer PocketWizard has reintroduced its much-loved MultiMAX transceiver, having added more control options and improved handling. The MultiMAX ll offers a total of 52 channels, including 20 dedicated to ControlTL devices, as well as improved features for time-lapse and sequential triggering.

The new version of the MultiMAX features a PowerControl function that allows the user to manually control the output of up to three groups of flashes compatible with the ControlTL system from the MultiMAX display panel. The screen is now illuminated by a blue LCD backlight, which the company says improves contrast and legibility, and the keypad is said to be brighter than that of the previous model.

The system’s intervalometer has had the burst limit lifted so users can set it for any number of flashes for as long as they like, making the mode useful for timelapse photography, and the SpeedCycler mode is now equipped to perform sequential firing of up to sixteen cameras or flashguns in sequence. That last part is useful in fast moving situations, when you can’t wait for an individual flash to recharge, so the MultiMAX just fires the next one in line.

The PocketWizard MultiMAX ll costs $230 and is available now. For more information, watch the video below or head over to the PocketWizard website.

Press Release:

The Best is Back Introducing the MultiMAX II

More timing features, same great reliability, all at a lower price.

LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, the global leader in reliable wireless control of cameras, flash lighting and light meters, announces the MultiMAX II and the return of unique timing features that only PocketWizard technology provides. Whether you are a sports, wildlife or wedding photographer, you will be happy to learn that the most powerfully-featured wireless radio on the planet, the PocketWizard MultiMAX, is back and fully compatible with all other PocketWizard radios.

Building on the legendary MultiMAX, the MultiMAX II takes its place as the most versatile, reliable and predictably compatible radio on the market. For the past 16 years, the MultiMAX has helped capture amazing images, many of which have landed on magazine covers throughout the world. MultiMAX Transceivers continue to be found in frequency crowded environments triggering arena flashes or remote cameras behind soccer goals, hockey nets, basketball nets, horse jumps, bull chutes, and the finish line of major International Track and Field events.

After a brief hiatus, the MultiMAX II returns with new features including 20 ControlTL channels, Manual Power Control and an improved blue backlit LCD which provides better contrast for improved viewing in dimly lit studios or on-site locations. The key pad is brighter too, allowing photographers to easily change settings on the fly. Its 344 MHz frequency sets it apart from 2.4 GHz noise in crowded venues.

The MultiMAX II continues to provide incredible features that professional photographers have come to rely on. It has a whole suite of built-in tools designed for the demanding sports shooter like Patterns, programmable delays, and a settable contact time. The MultiMAX II is also Custom ID ready. Photographers can create incredible depth of field or stroboscopic effects with Multi-pop, give rear curtain sync to any camera, and even synchronize multiple cameras together, states Patrick Clow, Technical Support and Customer Service Manager.

The MultiMAX II has a total of 52 channels: 32 Standard Channels and 20 ControlTL Channels. Photographers can creatively control groups of lights or cameras allowing them to work in crowded venues or with multiple flash set-ups. And now with Power Control, photographers can remotely adjust the manual power settings of ControlTL compatible radios and flashes in up to three zones with as many flashes in each group as you want.

Professional photographers have clamored for years to bring back the MultiMAX. We listened and we responded by making a great radio even better and offering it at a lower price. The MultiMAX II Transceiver is and remains the only radio on the market that performs special PocketWizard features including Infinite Intervalometer, SpeedCycler and Ultra Long Range. It is the most reliable Transceiver on the market for capturing life’s most amazing moments, states Karen Marshall, CEO of LPA Design

The MultiMAX II will be available at retail and on line in the US and Canada starting July 17, 2017. The retail price will be $229.00 USD in the US and $309.00 CAD in Canada.

Is a Fuji X-T2s in the works, and does it have In Body Image Stabilisation?

A successor for the Fujifilm X-T2 is reportedly in the works, which will be called the Fuji X-T2s, according to reports.

Fuji Rumors reports that Fujifilm is currently working on a new project that will be the Fuji X-T2s and that a release date might not be all that far off.

What’s more, Fuji Rumors has updated its report to state that they’re ‘confident’ to announce that the Fuji X-T2s will feature In Body Image Stabilisation, also known as IBIS.

Fuji Rumors points out that it reported on a similar project a few years ago when Fujifilm was working on an X-Pro1s, but that Fujifilm abandoned the project at the 11th hour.

So it’s worth taking any rumour with a grain of salt. However, Fuji Rumors isn’t often wrong.

What’s more, well-known travel photographer and Youtuber Tony Northrup commented in a re-post over on Mirrorless Rumors:

I use the X-T2 and 16-55 for travel photography, where I never really know what the situation is going to be and I’m always shocked at how many of my shots have camera shake in them. They don’t have a fast, stabilized normal zoom So lately I’ve found myself grabbing a stabilized Sony/Panasonic/Olympus instead. I do think it’s pretty urgent. Sensor stabilization is a very practical way to get more sharp shots and let you use lower ISOs in low-light. I’d rather have IBIS than 4K.

So perhaps Fujifilm is making a savvy move, if indeed the rumour is true. We’d also love to see a Fuji X-T2 successor inherit some of the GFX’s features, namely its touchscreen.

Expanding F-LOG to internal recording would also be a nice addition.

Fuji X-T20 vs Fuji X-T2: what are the key differences?

https://www.camerajabber.com/fuji-x-t20-vs-fuji-x-t2-key-differences/embed/#?secret=2I9LbYGQAv

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There’s a drone flying around the International Space Station and it’s adorable

Looking like something pulled right out of Wall-E, there’s a spherical object floating around the International Space Station. This object is Int-Ball, a camera drone that explores the ISSautonomously or via remote control from earth. Developed by theJapan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) the first videos of it in action have now been released. Int-Ball’s objective []

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Krmar Musical Instruments Corporate Identity by Mina Baklia

A sophisticated corporate identity created as a student project by Mina Baklia for Krmar Musical Instruments.

Mina Baklia is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Kragujevac, Serbia. This corporate identity for a fictional musical instrument manufacturing company has been created by Mina Baklia as a student project. The class was tasked to develop visual identities for a range of different companies. In order to facilitate the design process, interconnect miscellaneous projects and give fellow students some background information, Mina Baklia has devised a story about theKrmar family who owns this musical instruments company. The fictional family business has grown into an internationally renowned company, which is well known for manufacturing traditional Serbian instruments. Mina Baklia has created a visual experience that looks sophisticated, elegant, and timeless. Some images of her work can be found below. For more, please have a look at her portfolio on Behance.

Logo versions.
The identity includes different logo versions.
Colors
The brand colors.
Typography
Typography: The combination of a classic serif font and a modern sans typeface results in a timeless visual experience.
Black and gold
A sophisticated look in black and gold.
Stationery system.
The stationery system.
Business cards in a box.
Business cards in a box.
Note paper
Note paper.
Stationery footer
Close up of the stationery footer.
Krmar Musical Instruments - corporate identity by Mina Baklia
Krmar Musical Instruments corporate identity by Mina Baklia.

All images by Mina Baklia. Feel free to find more inspiring projects in our Graphic Design and Branding categories.

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