Canon EF 85mm F/1.4L IS USM, Macro TS-E Lenses Announced

In addition to introducing its first 85mm lens with image stabilization and first macro tilt-shift lenses, Canon has a new macro twin-lite flash
Canon EF 85mm ƒ/1.4L IS USM Aimed at professional and advanced amateur photographers, Canon has announced the new EF 85mm ƒ/1.4L IS USM lens, its first 85mm focal length lens featuring image stabilization, as well as its first macro tilt-shift lenses—the TS-E 50mm ƒ/2.8L Macro, TS-E 90mm ƒ/2.8L Macro and TS-E 135mm ƒ/4L Macro—and a new flash,... Read more

WhiteWall Introduces Direct Print On Wood

This new option uses a single piece of birch onto which an image is printed, with the grain becoming a part of the print to create a one-of-a-kind display
photo output services
Photographers have no shortage of unique options to offer clients or to present their own work, and WhiteWall continues to add to the mix, with its new Direct Print On Wood product. Made from a single piece of birch, the grain of the wood actually becomes part of the final print. WhiteWall uses a seven-color printing process to print the photo onto... Read more

Think Tank Photo Introduces Spectral Shoulder Bags

The new budget-friendly line is designed to let photographers maintain a low profile while also protecting valuable gear
photography shoulder bags
Think Tank Photo Spectral 15 Shoulder Bag We count Think Tank Photo bags and backpacks among some of our favorites, and the company has just introduced a new series, the Spectral Shoulder Bags. The budget-friendly line is designed to let photographers maintain a low profile while also protecting gear from thieves and weather. There are three bags in... Read more

Nikon D850 Complete Specs Released

Nikon’s newest camera combines high speed and high resolution in one system
Nikon D850
After teasing the release of the Nikon D850 last month, Nikon has now announced the full specifications for the camera, and they are impressive. Speaking with Nikon’s Steve Heiner, Senior Technical Manager, in advance of this announcement, we went over the specs line by line, and the Nikon D850 feels like the child of a Nikon D750 and a Nikon D810. Check... Read more

Western Digital Announces My Book Duo Storage System

The new desktop RAID represents WDC’s highest-capacity external storage system at up to 20 TB
RAID storage system
As photo and video content file sizes continue to grow and camera frame rates continue to get faster, so grow the demands on storage and backup solutions. We recently took a look at how RAID systems are increasingly meeting those needs for photographers. With the announcement of its My Book Duo desktop RAID, Western Digital has introduced its highest-capacity... Read more

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, 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