Westcott Solix LED Light Introduced

Available as part of three different kits, the compact, portable lighting solution is built to deliver quality daylight-balanced light in an intuitively designed package for both photographers and filmmakers
LED lighting
The lighting pros at Westcott make some of our favorite studio and location tools, and now the Solix LED light joins the Westcott universe. Available as part of three different kits, the new compact, portable lighting solution is built to deliver quality light in an intuitively designed package for both photographers and filmmakers, whether shooting... Read more

Hasselblad Rental Program Launches

Giving both enthusiast and professional photographers an opportunity to work with medium-format systems
camera rentals
Hasselblad has launched a new rental program, “Rent A Hasselblad,” looking to give both enthusiast and professional photographers an opportunity to work with the company’s medium-format systems. Photographers can test before they buy or reserve a camera-lens combo for a photo shoot using the new service. Right now, only the 50-megapixel X1D-50c... Read more

YI Technology 360 VR Camera Launches

The camera can shoot 360-degree video in 5.7K at 30 fps, with the capability to create in-camera stitching for 4K video and live-streaming
VR cameras
Earlier this year, YI Technology introduced the YI 4K+ Action Camera to the world, a virtual-reality camera that captures UHD 4K video at 60 fps. Now the company has announced the YI 360 VR Camera, the first of its kind to shoot 360-degree video in 5.7K at 30 fps, and with the capability to create in-camera stitching for 4K video and live-streaming.... Read more

ON1 Photo RAW 2018 Released

Positioned as a Lightroom alternative, the updated image editor and organizer features a series of enhancements for photographers and other creatives, including improved RAW processing
image-editing software
The newly released ON1 Photo RAW 2018 features a series of enhancements for photographers and other creatives, positioning itself as a Lightroom alternative. The updated editing software has evolved from a set of plug-ins into a powerful single nondestructive RAW image editor and organization tool. Based on feedback from those who participated in the... Read more

DxO Buys Nik Collection, Releases DxO PhotoLab

A Nik update is slated for mid-2018 delivery, while OpticsPro has been rebranded, now with U Point local adjustment tools
DxO, Nik Collection
DxO PhotoLab with U Point local adjustment technology When Google quietly announced it was dropping support of the desktop Nik Collection in May, the photographers who relied on the image-editing software were supremely disappointed. The good news now is that imaging technology innovator DxO has purchased the Nik assets, with plans to deliver an update... Read more

Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens Pricing, Availability Announced

Priced at $449, the new Global Vision lens is scheduled for late November delivery
Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary lens
Sigma has announced pricing and availability for its 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens, which was introduced at the 2017 PhotoPlus Expo last month. The Global Vision lens is scheduled for late November delivery, with a price of $449. We reviewed the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary recently and look forward to a hands-on test with this... Read more

Hensel Introduces New Lighting Solutions

The Grand Mini 85 parabolic softbox is available for pre-order; the new Schönes Licht Lighting Kit, for under $1,000, is ready to order now
Hensel lighting solutions
The lighting pros at Hensel have introduced new products for photographers and other creatives—the Grand Mini 85 parabolic softbox, the latest addition to Hensel’s Grand softbox series, and the Schönes Licht Lighting Kit, priced at under $1,000. Designed for location shooting (though it can be an excellent solution for studio photographers), the... Read more

Paul C. Buff Debuts Redesigned Website, Online Store

The photographic lighting company’s site provides an improved user experience, with new features
Paul C. Buff
Paul C. Buff has announced the launch of its new redesigned website and online store. The photographic lighting company’s site provides an improved user experience, with new features. Among the highlights are a cleaner design with expanded content. Products are easier to locate, with more detailed information, and easier to order through the revamped... Read more

Phottix Juno Transceiver Flash Announced

The manual hot-shoe flash is available as a standalone unit or as part of a kit for location photographers
on-camera flash
Phottix has introduced the Juno transceiver flash, a new lighting solution for location photographers, at a nice price point of $139.95 for the standalone unit. (Be sure to check out Digital Photo Pro’s guide, 11 Ways To Improve Your Photographic Lighting.) Available now, as part of a kit as well, the manual hot-shoe flash is compatible with a wide... Read more

Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary Lens Announced

The second prime in the series, it’s the first interchangeable lens for mirrorless E-mount cameras in APS-C format with a 24mm focal length and ƒ/1.4 aperture
Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary lens
Sigma has introduced the 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary lens at the 2017 Photo Plus Expo. The second lens in the series, it’s the first interchangeable lens for mirrorless E-mount cameras in APS-C format with a 24mm focal length and ƒ/1.4 aperture. We recently shot with the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary, and look forward to a hands-on... Read more

Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens Launches

The lightweight ultra-telephoto zoom is designed for full-frame Canon and Nikon DSLRs
Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD lens
Originally announced as under development in September 2017, the Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035) has officially landed, compatible with full-frame Canon and Nikon DSLRs. Designed to deliver “superior optical quality,” says Tamron, the lens owes its autofocus performance and Vibration Compensation (VC) with four stops of stabilization... Read more

Ricoh Introduces Two Pentax Star-Series K-Mount Lenses

Designed for high-megapixel DSLRs and ultra-high-res photography, the HD PENTAX-D FA★ 50mm F1.4 SDM AW and HD PENTAX-DA★ 11-18mm F2.8 are the first two lenses in the new line
Pentax lenses
HD PENTAX-D FA★ 50mm F1.4 SDM AW At the 2017 Photo Plus Expo in New York, Ricoh has introduced the new Pentax Star-series lenses for high-megapixel K-mount DSLRs. Designed for ultra-high-res photography, the HD PENTAX-D FA★ 50mm F1.4 SDM AW and HD PENTAX-DA★ 11-18mm F2.8 are the first two lenses in the new line. HD PENTAX-DA★ 11-18mm F2.8 The... Read more
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