Ricoh Announces Pentax 85mm Lens For K-Mount DSLRs

The new pricey prime lens will have a bright F1.4 maximum aperture
The new HD PENTAX-D FA*85mm F1.4ED SDM AW prime lens Today, Ricoh introduced a new star prime for its Pentax K-Mount DSLR system camera bodies: The new HD PENTAX-D FA*85mm F1.4ED SDM AW prime lens will be available in mid-June for $1899. It’s the second fixed focal-length lens in Ricoh’s next-generation, high performance Pentax Star lens series,... Read more

Panasonic Introduces New LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 For L-Mount Cameras

The new full-frame zoom is lightweight and dust-and-splash resistant
Panasonic’s new LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 zoom lens Earlier today, Panasonic announced a new full-frame zoom lens, the LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6, for L-Mount mirrorless cameras. Panasonic says the lens will be available at the end of July for $599. What’s intriguing to note is that it has a compact and lightweight design, weighing in at around... Read more

Sony Introduces ZV-1 Compact Camera For Vlogging

The new compact camera is targeted at video content creators and vloggers
Sony’s new ZV-1 compact camera for vloggers Today, Sony introduces the Sony ZV-1 compact camera, which looks rather like a modified RX-100 series style camera. However, aside from the sensor and processor, which is, in fact, borrowed from the Cyber-shot RX-100 Mark VII advance compact camera, Sony says much of the new ZV-1 has been re-designed... Read more
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Free Update To Capture One 20 Software Improves Healing Tool And Adds Nikon Version

The new version includes other improvements, like a better Before & After tool
Today, Capture One refreshed its image-editing software, Capture One 20, which now comes with a number of enhancements that should improve workflows for all kinds of photographers. The update improves the following capabilities: Enhanced Healing and Clone Brush Tools The update provides improvements to the software’s Healing brush and Clone brush... Read more

Lexar Introduces New Multi-Card Readers

The two readers include a 2-in-1 reader and a 3-in-1 reader
Lexar’s two new card readers: The Professional Multi-Card 3-in-1 Reader (top) and Compact Multi-Card 2-in-1 Reader Lexar has introduced two new multi-card readers—the Lexar Professional Multi-Card 3-in-1 USB 3.1 Reader and the Lexar Multi-Card 2-in-1 USB 3.1 Reader, for $29 and $19, respectively. Both will be available later this month. Lexar... Read more

EOS Webcam Utility Beta Turns Your Canon Into A Webcam

Canon today released the EOS Webcam Utility Beta software, which turns your camera into a handy webcam

With so many of us working from home and taking virtual meetings, you might find yourself in need of a webcam. If you use a Windows computer (sorry Apple fans!) and have a compatible Canon EOS or PowerShot camera, Canon today released the EOS Webcam Utility Beta software, which turns your camera into a handy webcam. All you need is the software and... Read more

Epson Unveils Two Pro Desktop Color Inkjet Printers—Epson’s SureColor P700 and SureColor P900

The company says they've added new features, but cut down on the size of each printer
The new Epson SureColor P900 (left) and SureColor P700 (right)  At the low-end of the market, anywhere from $100 to $300, you’ll find quite a few new or recent rather inexpensive all-in-one as well as some single-function inkjet printers, which do an OK job on photos, but not generally what pros or even enthusiasts are looking for. But when you... Read more

Canon EOS R5 Will Include Powerful 8K Video Features

It appears Canon is pulling out all the stops on the EOS R5 to make it an 8K video powerhouse
The Canon EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera Today, Canon announced some exciting development news about its upcoming high-end EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera: For starters, the EOS R5 will capture 8K video. And as Editor William Brawley of Imaging Resource writes in his news story on the new camera, “And boy, oh boy, if you are serious about... Read more

Sigma Announces Charitable Initiative For COVID-19 Relief Efforts

The camera and lens company has partnered with its dealers to donate 5 percent to charity
This week, Sigma announced it was introducing a new charitable initiative, in partnership with authorized Sigma lens dealers nationwide: The camera and lens company said that from now until June 30, 2020, 5 percent of all Sigma lens sales made through participating dealers will be donated to a charitable organizations working on COVID-19 relief efforts. “This... Read more

Beloved New York Sports Photographer Anthony Causi Dies Of Coronavirus At 48

Causi, who died Sunday of COVID-19, shot for the New York Post and was loved for his big heart
Back cover of The New York Post for Monday, April 13 There’s a poem by A.E. Housman published in 1896 titled “To an Athlete Dying Young.” The second stanza reads:   “Today, the road all runners come, Shoulder-high we bring you home, And set you at your threshold down, Townsman of a stiller town.” Today, New York City is indeed a “stiller... Read more

Tamron Announces 70-180mm F/2.8 Zoom For Sony Full-Frames

This compact telephoto zoom lens is lightweight for its class and will ship in mid-May
The new Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD telephoto zoom (Model A056) Last fall, at PhotoPlus Expo, Tamron announced that it had been developing four lenses designed to work specifically with Sony E-Mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The three close-focusing primes—20mm F/2.8, 24mm F/2.8 and 35mm F/2.8—are currently already available. Today, Tamron... Read more

Stream Nikon School Educational Videos For Free Throughout April

Learn photography and videography from some of Nikon’s top content creators
Years ago, when I worked for Nikon, I found one of the most enjoyable “freebies” I had access to as an employee was being able to attend the Nikon School Workshop in New York City. Back then, the day-long workshop was a slideshow presentation given in auditoriums around U.S. by various Nikon photographers and product experts, who discussed how to... Read more
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