Google To No Longer Update Nik Collection

Is this the beginning of the end of the popular image-editing software suite of plug-ins?
Google Nik Collection
Disappointing news for photographers using the plug-ins that comprise the Nik Collection. By way of a banner atop its Nik Collection webpage, Google quietly announced it would no longer support the image-editing software plug-in suite: “The Nik Collection is free and compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 through 10.10; Windows Vista, 7, 8; and Adobe Photoshop... Read more

Nikon Adds Three NIKKOR Wide-Angle Lenses

There’s a wide-angle for every photographer, from professionals to enthusiasts, among the new AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm F/4.5-5.6G VR, AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm F/3.5-4.5E ED and AF-S NIKKOR 28mm F/1.4E ED lenses
Nikon NIKKOR wide-angle lenses
New from Nikon, the AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm F/4.5-5.6G VR There’s a new wide-angle lens for every photographer, from professionals to enthusiasts, among Nikon’s newly introduced NIKKOR lenses—the AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm F/3.5-4.5E ED, the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm F/1.4E ED and the AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm F/4.5-5.6G VR. The DX-format AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm... Read more

Nikon’s New COOLPIX W300 Ready For Travel

Featuring a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, the rugged compact can capture high-quality images and 4K UHD video of the great outdoors in challenging conditions
Nikon COOLPIX W300
The new COOLPIX W300 is the latest member of Nikon’s COOLPIX family, ready to capture high-quality images and 4K UHD video just in time for summer adventures. Featuring a 16-megapixel CMOS back-side illuminated (BSI) sensor, the slim rugged compact is built for the elements—it’s waterproof down to 100 feet, shockproof to drops of nearly 8 feet,... Read more

Pixellu Launches SmartSlides

The new slideshow software for photographers is a creative business solution, whether using for clients or self-promotion
Pixellu SmartSlides
Pixellu has followed up its SmartAlbums album design software with the launch of SmartSlides, its new slideshow software for photographers. The software features an easy, three-step process that allows photographers to get slideshows online quickly, but the results are impressively professional-looking. SmartSlides features an intuitive interface—add... Read more

DJI Introduces Spark Camera Drone

The first mini drone from the company incorporates DJI’s advanced technology, plus new shooting modes and control by hand gesture
DJI Spark camera drone
The new Spark from DJI is the company’s first mini camera drone. It literally can lift off from your palm and can be controlled by a movement of your hand, entering Gesture Mode. The cool little drone weighs a mere 10.6 ounces, and it’s designed to be incredibly easy to use for pretty much everyone—not just photographers and videographers—to... Read more

RICOH Announces Rugged WG-50 Camera

The new WG Series compact combines a durable body with advanced technology for shooting in challenging outdoor conditions
Gearing up for summer photo adventures? RICOH has introduced the new rugged WG-50 compact camera, which upgrades and replaces the WG-30 (the WG-40/40W is available in Japan only). Ideal for travel and the outdoors, the WG Series compact is built for the elements, with a sturdy body incorporating advanced technology. The WG-50 is waterproof down to 45... Read more

Red River Paper’s New Palo Duro Etching

The fine-art inkjet photographic paper is designed to create the look and feel of fine-art darkroom prints
Red River Paper
The latest photographic paper from Red River Paper is Palo Duro Etching, a 100% cotton rag that’s free of chemicals or optical brighteners. The paper is designed to create the look and feel of fine-art darkroom prints through warm-tone whites and deep blacks with a touch of texture without detracting from the fine details captured in an image. Those... Read more

Manfrotto Introduces Manhattan Camera Bag Collection

Comprised of three versatile models, the series is designed to meet the needs of urban photographers
Manfrotto Manhattan Speedy-10 Camera Messenger Manfrotto has introduced the Lifestyle Manhattan Camera Bag Collection, designed for urban photographers. There are three models in the series—the Manhattan Mover-50 camera backpack, the Manhattan Speedy-10 Camera Messenger and the Manhattan Changer-20 Camera Shoulder Bag. Manfrotto Lifestyle Manhattan... Read more

Olympus Tough TG-5 Joins The Series

The compact camera features a high-speed ƒ/2 lens and 12MP CMOS sensor for capturing stills and video on outdoor adventures
Olympus has announced the Tough TG-5, the latest camera in the rugged Tough series. The new compact camera features a high-speed ƒ/2 lens (25mm to 100mm, 35mm equivalent), a high-performance backlit 12-megapixel CMOS sensor and the latest TruPic VIII image processor from Olympus, delivering quality images in challenging outdoor conditions. Built for... Read more

Sony Announces FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM And FE 12-24mm F4 G

The FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM is the final lens in the E-mount F2.8 G Master series, while the FE 12-24mm F4 G covers the widest angle among all full-frame E-mount glass
Sony lenses
Sony launched the new wide-angle FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM and FE 12-24mm F4 G lenses against the backdrop of the company’s first-ever gathering of Sony Artisans and artist community. In an advanced look, we were able to spend a day shooting with the two new lenses. Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G lens The 16-35mm F2.8 GM closed the company’s gap in what many call... Read more

New Lighting Gear From Lastolite By Manfrotto

The Joe McNally Ezybox Speed-Lite 2 Plus and the Smoke/Concrete Urban Collapsible Background join the lighting lineup
Lastolite by Manfrotto
Behind the scenes with Joe McNally, shooting with the Ezybox Speed-Lite 2 Plus Manfrotto has introduced two new Lastolite by Manfrotto lighting products for photographers—the Joe McNally Ezybox Speed-Lite 2 Plus and the Smoke/Concrete Urban Collapsible Background. Incorporating Joe McNally’s preferred white interior for a creamier look, the Ezybox... Read more

Olympus Firmware Updates For OM-D And PEN Cameras

Available immediately, the updates are designed to enhance the performance of Olympus cameras and lenses with the latest functions, including compatibility with the Profoto Air Remote TTL-O
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Olympus has announced performance firmware updates for OM-D and PEN cameras—currently, the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, OM-D E-M5 Mark II and PEN-F—and select M.ZUIKO PRO lenses. The updates are available immediately and also include optimization with the new Profoto Air Remote TTL-O, which includes TTL and HSS compatibility with... Read more