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

Phottix Announces Premio Parabolic Umbrella Series

Featuring a deeper umbrella with a more substantial build quality, the new line of lighting modifiers replaces the popular Para-Pro umbrellas
Phottix umbrellas
Phottix has announced its Premio Parabolic Umbrella series, replacing the company’s popular Para-Pro umbrellas. The new line includes 85cm/33” and 120cm/47” Shoot-Through Umbrellas ($40-$50) and 85cm/33” and 120cm/47” Reflective Umbrellas ($55-$45). For the shoot-throughs, 85cm and 120cm black backing ($15-$25) provides two extra stops of... Read more

Nikon D850 In Development

Nikon is calling this replacement to the D810 part of its next-generation full-frame, high-resolution, high-speed DSLRs
Nikon D850
Nikon took the unusual step of preannouncing a new camera, the Nikon D850, though no specific details of the camera’s specifications have been released, other than the fact that the FX-sensor camera will replace the D810 and will be, according to company’s PR, “high-resolution, high-speed,” and will target photographers shooting “landscapes,... Read more

Inaugural Fujifilm Festival Announced

The two-day event for professional and enthusiast photographers will offer workshops, courses and networking, to be held September 16-17 in NYC
Fujifilm Festival
Fujifilm has announced its inaugural Fujifilm Festival, featuring workshops, courses and networking opportunities, to be held September 16-17, 2017 at the PUBLIC Hotel in New York City. Workshops include street and documentary photography and travel photography to wedding photography and working with off-camera lighting. Photographers interested in... Read more

Canon Introduces SELPHY CP1300 Photo Printer

An update to the SELPHY CP1200, this new mobile printer is WiFi-enabled with some fun features for group functions
An updateCanon introduces the SELPHY CP1300 printer
Canon updates the SELPHY CP1200 with the new WiFi-enabled SELPHY CP1300 photo printer. The lightweight, compact unit has a 3.2-inch tiltable LCD monitor and redesigned user interface. And when WiFi isn’t an option, the printer has a direct battery attachment for portability. The SELPHY CP1300’s features include: Party Shuffle Print lets Wi-Fi-connected... Read more

Photokina Moves To Yearly Schedule

The world’s largest trade show for photography, video and all things imaging runs September 26-29, 2018, and May 8-11, 2019, in Cologne
Photokina
Photo: Koelnmesse GmbH/Harald Fleissner No longer a rumor, beginning next year, Photokina will become a yearly event, and that’s good news for the industry. The world’s largest trade show for photography, video and all things imaging runs from September 26-29, 2018, and May 8-11, 2019, in Cologne. In addition to the schedule change, Photokina is... Read more
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