Fotodiox Introduces Two WonderPana Filter Systems and SIgnature Line of High Quality Filters for Pro Photographers
Leading photography distributor expands offering, manufactures its own line of camera
filters for professional photographers and videographers
Waukegan, Ill. Aug. 22, 2012 - Fotodiox (www.fotodioxpro.com), a leading lens adapter and accessories manufacturer and distributor, today introduces the WonderPana 145 and WonderPana 66 Filter Systems. Designed to work flawlessly with the WonderPana Systems and compatible with others on the market, Fotodiox also introduces its new PRO line of ten neutral density filters. These
ingenious lens filter systems represent the first products in the new "Wonder"
line of original products planned for release by Fotodiox in the coming year.
WonderPana Systems are ideal for panorama, nature, architectural, fashion and
event photographers, as well as analog and digital filmmakers who are looking
to better manage lighting balance. A lens hood filter system designed for Super
Wide Angle (SWA) and Ultra Wide Angle (UWA) lenses, they are compatible with
the following lenses:
Nikon: 14-24mm FX, 14mm FX
Canon: 14mm Full Frame, 17mm TS Full
Tokina: 16-28mm Full Frame, 10-17mm
Sigma: 12-24mm Full Frame, 12-24mm II
Full Frame, 8-16mm APS-C, 14mm
Panasonic: Lumix 7-14mm, micro 4/3
Olympus: 7-14mm, 4/3 format
Korea Lens (Samyang and various private
label versions): 14mm Full Frame
WonderPana Systems allow the use of Fotodiox PRO 145mm round filters including
UV, Polarizer and Neutral Density (ND) filters. The large circular filter
design prevents the typical glare and unwanted reflection issues often found in
introducing the WonderPana Systems, we are offering photographers and
cinematographers the ability to capture images with the right lighting balance
and skip the HDR software post production process," said Drew Strickland, vice
president of Fotodiox. "With the new Wonder line, we are bringing more
innovative, quality products to the market and giving photographers the tools
they need to capture amazing shots."
145 Filter System
WonderPana 145 Filter System includes a metal adapter hood that accommodates
the Fotodiox PRO 145mm round filter format. It is compatible with all Fotodiox
PRO 145mm filters, including the new 145mm PRO filters. It is also easily
upgradeable to the WonderPana 66, allowing the use of industry standard 6.6"
rectangular filters. The WonderPana 145 System holder is available with several
different filter kit options.
66 Filter System
WonderPana 66 Filter System will accept all Fotodiox PRO 145 filters, in
addition to industry standard rectangular 6.6" filters from Schneider Optics.
The WonderPana 66 System can accommodate two filters at the same time: either
two rectangular filters, or one circular and one rectangular filter. Similar
rectangular filter systems compatible with LEE (150mm) and Cokin X-Pro (130mm)
rectangular filters are also slated for release in 2013.
of the new PRO filters are available in Fotodiox's exclusive 145mm round
format, similar to a traditional round screw-in filter, only much larger in
size. These 145mm filters, in concert with the holding system, enable full
coverage of the protruding front-lens elements inherent in SWA and UWA lenses
in the following filter types: Multi-Coated UV, Circular Polarizer and 4, 8,
16, and 32 ND filters.
is also releasing four 6.6" x 8.6" 4mm thick, rectangular-shaped Graduated
Neutral Density filters in the following grades: ND .6 Soft and Hard Edges; and
ND .9 Soft and Hard Edges. These CR-39 based ND filters can weather almost any
environment, as they are practically unbreakable and scratch resistant.
Fotodiox's revolutionary new filter offerings will enable photographers and
filmmakers to achieve balanced horizon shots in camera, eliminating the need
for tedious post-production editing.
WonderPana Systems are available for pre-order starting today on the Fotodiox
website and will be released October 15. The WonderPana 66 System starts at
$350 and the WonderPana 145 System starts at $200.
a complement to the WonderPana System, Fotodiox is now taking pre-orders on the
WonderBurst HSS-8000, a 1/8000 high-speed sync wireless remote flash trigger
compatible with any camera flash or strobe. The WonderBurst HSS-8000 kit
includes the receiver and transmitter, and is priced at $79.95. A Sony NEX
version, without high-speed sync, is also available for pre-order now for
$49.95. The WonderBurst NEX allows the Sony NEX 3 & 5 Series cameras, with
proprietary NEX hot-shoe, to remotely trigger a flash with a standard hot-shoe.
The WonderBurst Systems will also be released October 15.
more information and to place an order, visit www.fotodioxpro.com.
Fotodiox is a leading manufacturer and distributor of
professional photography and videography accessories at wholesale prices.
Serving the photo and video market since 2004, Fotodiox carries a full line of
professional photography accessories and lighting equipment, including: flash
strobes and wedding photography kits, daylight fluorescent lighting, tungsten
lighting and video lighting kits. Fotodiox's first product in its new flagship
"Wonder" line, WonderPana, is a unique lens hood filter system designed to achieve
balanced lighting. Fotodiox continues to be the
leading manufacturer of lens mount adapters, large format adapters for 35mm and
medium format digital backs.