Luminar Pluto Update Is Now Live

The update introduces cool new features and enhances others for more creative photography
Luminar Pluto Update
MacPhun, the makers of the HDR tool Aurora, released the all-in-one editing tool Luminar in October, and the new update is available now. The Luminar Pluto update introduces some cool new features and retools others for more creative photography. Among them are: Golden Hour, the most impressive new feature, lets you add a warm-toned sunlight effect... Read more

Adobe Lightroom Update Adds New Mode, Cameras

Modest upgrade brings a new comparison tool
While Adobe’s Creative Suite made a large announcement a few weeks ago, bringing 2017 versions of most of the company’s image editing, video and design tools, Adobe Lightroom didn’t receive an update. This week Adobe updated Lightroom to Lightroom CC 2015.8, bringing with it a new Reference View. A component of the Develop module, Reference View... Read more

Sony World Photography Awards

It’s not too late to enter the world’s largest photography contest, a partnership between Sony and the World Photography Organisation
There are four competitions within the Sony World Photography Awards, and it’s not too late to enter. Professional: 10 categories, which are judge on a body of work. Open: 10 categories, rewarding the best single images. Entries submitted to the Open competition are automatically entered into the National Awards based on nationality. You can check... Read more

Meyer-Optik Nocturnus Is A New Lens For Sony E-Mount

The new lens is designed for low-light shooting and features flexible depth-of-field
Meyer-Optik Nocturnus 50mm f0.95 II
The Meyer-Optik Nocturnus 50mm f0.95 II is a new low-light manual focus standard lens for Sony E-mount systems from German lens maker, Meyer-Optik. The lens is optimized for full-frame sensors but can work APS-C cameras. It has an aperture that ranges from ƒ0.95 to ƒ22, offering flexibility in low light and depth-of-field. Meyer-Optik calls the lens... Read more

B&H Now Sells Really Right Stuff Products

Really Right Stuff is available for purchase for the first time via a third-party distributor, this time in the form of B&H
Really Right Stuff tripod
Really Right Stuff has long been at the high-end of the camera support system and accessories market. Their tripods, camera plates and other camera products are known for being some of the best on the market. Up to now, though, the only way to get your hands on a Really Right Stuff tripod was to purchase it secondhand or through their website. That’s... Read more

Hawkesmill England Announces Line Of Small Luxury Camera Bags

The new bags are meant for mirrorless cameras or smaller DSLRs with the lens removed.
Hawkesmill England
We’ve covered Hawkesmill England’s luxury camera bags before. The company makes high-end bags from quality materials that we would not be ashamed to wear around New York City or London. The company’s newest line of luxury camera bags were designed for the consumer who shoots with a mirrorless camera or a smaller DSLR with a single... Read more

Metz mecablitz M400 Compact Wireless Flash Released

The M400 features wireless TTL control and coverage to match 24-105mm lenses.
Metz mecablitz M400
German flash manufacturer, Metz, has released their new compact flash system the Metz mecablitz M400. The unit features wireless TTL control and coverage to match 24-105mm lenses. The M400 is compatible with just about every camera manufacturer including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Pentax and Micro Four Thirds systems. It features a zoom-swivel head... Read more

Instagram Introduces Comment Control Features

Instagram's new features enable some control of how people can comment on posts
Instagram comment control
For a while now, Instagram has been slowly transitioning from a simple photo sharing app to a viable commercial entity. Most of this is due to the obvious influence of parent company Facebook, which bought Instagram in 2012. Earlier this year, the app introduced features that enabled businesses to more easily communicate with followers and post in... Read more

Fujifilm X-A10 Camera Is The New Entry-Level X-series Model

The Fujifilm X-A10 features a flip screen and a 16 megapixel APS-C sensor.
Fujifilm X-A10
Fujifilm will be releasing their newest camera in January 2017. The Fujifilm X-A10 is a new entry-level model for the manufacturer’s X-series of mirrorless interchangeable lens compact cameras. The camera features a 16 megapixel APS-C sensor, though unlike some of the more powerful X cameras, it comes with a Bayer color filter rather than the... Read more

DxO ViewPoint 3 Released, Adds Auto Distortion Correction

The latest iteration of DxO's Viewpoint wide-angle lens software is now available
DxO ViewPoint 3
DxO ViewPoint 3 is now available for download, and through December 4 is being offered for $50, instead of the usual $79. The program is a wide-angle lens correction tool. ViewPoint 3 adds automatic horizon and distortion correction. Previously, distortion correction tools were all manual (and those are still available), but the new aall-auto option... Read more

New Fotodiox Adapter Connects Nikon Lenses To Sony E Systems

The new adapter enables Nikon lenses auto functions to work when mounted on a Sony E-mount camera.
Fotodiox Fusion Smart AF
Fotodiox, a photography accessory manufacturer, has a new adapter that enables Nikon lenses to utilize their full range of automatic functions when mounted on a Sony E-mount camera. The Fusion Smart AF adapter works with Nikon G AF-I and AF-S lenses. Some of the automatic functions it enables include autofocus and the ability to automatically stop down... Read more

Capture One Pro 10 Released With New Features, Speedy Editing

While CaptureOne Pro 10 features a number of new tools, the big improvement is editing speed.
Capture One Pro 10 Released
Today, software developer and camera manufacturer, Phase One released Capture One Pro 10, the latest iteration of their all-in-one photography workflow program. The update streamlines the interface, adds a number of new features and provides a faster editing experience. I’ve had access to the beta version of this Lightroom competitor for a few... Read more