Macphun Teases Aurora HDR 2018 Arrival

The new and improved HDR image editor will be available for pre-order beginning September 12, with a release date of September 28
HDR photography
On the heels of introducing Neptune, the free update to Macphun’s award-winning editor Luminar that features cool new Artificial Intelligence technology, the company has announced the release of Aurora HDR 2018. Once a Mac-only imaging solution, Aurora HDR 2018 will be available for Windows, as well. Co-developed with photographer Trey Ratcliff in... Read more

Hensel Announces Porty L 1200 Kit Savings

The company is offering up to $670 off the battery-powered strobe kits, running through November 17, 2017
battery-powered strobes
Hensel has announced instant rebates of up to $670 off the Porty L kits. Providing 1200 Ws of power, the battery-powered strobe is offered in two kits—Original 1 and Original 2—and this current offer represents Hensel’s best pricing on the strobe kits, to date. The promotion ends November 17, 2017, while supplies last. Here’s a look at the kit... Read more

Sony Announces “α TRADE UP” Program

The company is offering up to a $500 bonus toward purchase of select Sony alpha full-frame cameras, lenses and accessories, plus the trade-in value of working DSLRs or mirrorless cameras
Sony cameras
Sony has announced an end-of-summer “α TRADE UP” program. Photographers and other creatives can get up to a $500 bonus toward purchase of Sony alpha full-frame cameras, lenses and accessories, plus the trade-in value of working DSLRs or mirrorless cameras. The special offer runs through September 20, 2017 and coincides with Sony’s current $200... Read more

Leica Announces Oskar Barnack Award 2017 Winner

Norwegian photographer Terje Abusdal was recognized for his “Slash & Burn” project in the Main category
Leica Oskar Barnack Award
Photographer Terje Abusdal is the winner of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2017, recognized for his “Slash & Burn” project, which documented the Forest Finns, a Norwegian ethnic minority group. Photo credit: © Terje Abusdal 2016, www.terjeabusdal.com Leica has announced the winner of the prestigious Oskar Barnack Award 2017. Norwegian photographer... Read more

Peak Design’s New Leash And Cuff Straps

The redesigned accessories are ultralight and durable, and more versatile than ever
camera straps
Peak Design has introduced updated versions of its Leash and Cuff straps. The redesigned accessories are ultralight and durable, and more versatile than the originals; the new camera and wrist straps are meant to be adaptable to almost any photo situation, in addition to protecting your camera while you’re shooting. Leash Feature Highlights: New... Read more

Sony Kumamoto Earthquake Footage Released

The company shares footage of the devastating 2016 quake
Kumamoto earthquake
In April 2016, a massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Kumamoto, Japan, home to the company’s image sensor production facility. The massive shock, which followed a pre-shock of 6.2, devastated the facility. Because Sony’s imaging sensors are used not only in their own products but in the products of other camera manufacturers, the shock set back... Read more

Rokinon SP 14mm F2.4 Lens Available In Nikon AE Mount

The ultra-wide-angle prime is now compatible with Nikon full-frame and APS-C cameras
Rokinon lens
Rokinon has released the SP 14mm F2.4 for Nikon AE mount, making the ultra-wide-angle prime compatible with Nikon full-frame and APS-C (cropped frame) cameras. Nikon’s exposure control modes are enabled, and EXIF data is registered. The SP (Special Performance) series also includes the SP 85mm F1.2; both lenses are available in Canon EF mounts. Designed... Read more

“Cuba Is” Photography Exhibit

Showcasing work from an eclectic group of photographers, the exhibit takes an inside look at Cuba, September 9, 2017-March 4, 2018 at the Annenberg Space for Photography in LA
Cuba Is photography exhibit
Photo by Tria Giovan The upcoming “Cuba Is” photography exhibit showcases work from an eclectic group of photographers, who provide an inside look at Cuba, from Havana and beyond. The exhibit runs September 9, 2017-March 4, 2018 at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. On display will be the work—archival and on assignment—of featured... Read more

Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | C For Canon Gets Firmware Update

V1.02 addresses optical image-stabilization issues when the lens is attached to Sigma Mount Converter MC-11 EF-E
Sigma’s 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | C lens
Sigma has released a firmware update for the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary lens for Canon. Version 1.02 addresses and corrects issues with optical image stabilization not working properly when the lens is attached to the Sigma Mount Converter MC-11 EF-E, Sigma’s Sony E-mount converter. Look for our upcoming hands-on review of the... Read more

Interfit Announces Honey Badger Compact Studio Flash Head

Designed to offer photographers speed, power and versatility, the 320Ws flash is joined by the new universal S1 Manual Remote
Interfit flash
Interfit has announced the Honey Badger compact studio flash head. Designed to offer photographers speed, power and versatility, the 320Ws flash is joined by the new universal S1 Manual Remote, optimized for use with the Honey Badger, as well as the Interfit S1 and S1a strobes. Look for our hands-on review soon, and as we’ve just received our sample... Read more

Nikon 100th Anniversary Celebration Expands With Two New Programs

The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship will award 10 college students, while the #Nikon100 List will recognize up-and-coming photographers and their work on Instagram
Nikon 100th anniversary
Nikon is expanding its 100th Anniversary celebration, with two new programs representing the company’s commitment to supporting creative talent. The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship will award 10 college students, while the #Nikon100 List will recognize up-and-coming photographers on digital platforms and share their work on Nikon’s Instagram channel. Ten... Read more

Canon Explorers Of Light Portrait Photography Tour

A special opportunity to learn from award-winning portrait photographers this fall, at one of six U.S. events
Canon Explorers of Light
Canon and the Explorers of Light are taking the show on the road this fall, with the Portrait Photography Tour: Explorers of Light Share Their Secrets, as part of the Canon Live Learning program. This special opportunity allows attendees to spend a full day with one of six award-winning portrait photographers at locations across the U.S. Here’s the... Read more
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