This tool is truly universal in that it supports every digital back available, both new and old.
Hauppauge, NY (PRWEB) July 23, 2008
Schneider Optics, the well known lens and professional filter manufacturer, has introduced the Schneider Universal USB Shutter Control, which enables photographers to remotely control all Schneider Electronic Shutter functions through a desktop or laptop computer, whether Mac or PC.
Ideal especially for situations in which zero camera movement is critical, Schneider's new USB unit provides complete remote shutter control, enabling the user to easily set aperture and shutter speed, open the lens, stop down the lens and trigger the shutter, all through the unit's intuitive software interface. The included software installs easily on any computer, and free updates will be offered for download whenever available at http://www.schneiderkreuznach.com.
Designed to integrate seamlessly with all digital backs, the Schneider Universal USB Shutter Control is a breakthrough for photographers using (or interested in using) Schneider Electronic Shutters along with digital backs such as Phase One and Leaf, which up until now have required the user to stand close to the camera with a remote to operate the Schneider lens. "This is a quantum leap for photographers who have been unable to remotely control their Schneider Electronic Shutters from a desktop or laptop computer," explained Schneider Director of Sales and Marketing Barry Rubin. "This tool is truly universal in that it supports every digital back available, both new and old."
The Schneider Universal USB Shutter Control is a compact box that comes with cables to connect a Schneider Electronic Shutter to the camera's digital back through the digital back's sync port, via a proprietary cable available from the back manufacturer or via the supplied generic sync cable. Additional ports on the USB unit include connections for a flash sync cord, a shutter trigger cable, and an AC power supply. While the USB unit is powered by the USB cable when connected to a computer running on AC power, the optional AC power supply cord provides power to the unit directly, when it's being used with a laptop running on battery power.
The trigger cable is provided for situations in which the user is required to be near the camera, rather than at the computer, when releasing the shutter.
Suggested retail price for the Schneider Universal USB Shutter Control is $1,625.00, with immediate availability.
Schneider Electronic Shutter System
Schneider Electronic Shutters are ideal for use with digital backs, as they minimize vibration and can be set for multi-exposure shots without needing to touch the camera. They are more precise than mechanical shutters, with aperture settings in increments of 1/10 f-stop, and exposure times from 1/60 up to 32 seconds in 1/3 stop shutter speed increments. Schneider Electronic Shutters are available in size 0, and are smaller and lighter than other brands; they fit into the sunken lens plates of super-wide-angle lenses. They have low power demands, and can be operated externally by their built-in shutter control units in addition to being operated by the Schneider Universal USB Shutter Control.
About Schneider Optics
Schneider Optics is a leading manufacturer and distributor of photographic equipment. It provides the world's highest quality photographic optics, including world-renowned Schneider filters for motion picture and television production, Schneider photographic lenses and accessories, B+W filters and Century video lenses and accessories.
For more information contact Schneider Optics, Inc., 285 Oser Avenue, Hauppauge, New York, 11788, USA. TEL: 631 761-5000; FAX: 631 761-5090; or visit http://www.schneideroptics.com.