Olympus Offering 1M Yen, OM-D E-M1 II In Global Photo Contest

Anyone from across the world can enter Olympus' new photo contest.
2016-2017 Olympus Global Open Photo Contest
Olympus is holding a global photo contest that could net the winner an Olympus OM-D E-M1 II paired with a 12-40mm F2.8 Pro lens and one million Yen. Their 2016-2017 Olympus Global Open Photo Contest is open to amateur and professional photographers from around the world. Interestingly, Olympus hasn’t placed any restrictions on what type of equipment... Read more

Mountainsmith Teams Up With Chris Burkard For T.A.N Camera Bags

The T.A.N. bags from Mountainsmith were designed for adventure photographers
Mountainsmith T.A.N.
The outdoor adventure company Mountainsmith is more known for their trekking bags and accessories. However, the company does make a few series of camera bags. Their new series, T.A.N. (Tough as Nails), was created in collaboration with photographer Chris Burkard. Burkard helped designed the bags, which features five bags of varying sizes. These bags... Read more

Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art Lens Now On Sale

The Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art lens is now on sale for Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts
Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art lens
Announced at Photokina 2016 back in September, the Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art lens is now on sale for Canon, Nikon and Sigma mount cameras at a price of $1199. As part of the release, Sigma is hosting a series of Demo Days across the country during November and December. The Demo Days will showcase the 85mm lens, as well as the 12-24mm F4 Art lens. For those... Read more

Fujifilm Updates Tether Shooting Plug-In PRO For Lightroom

Fujifilm updated Tether Shooting Plug-In PRO plug-in for Lightroom to allow for compatibility with the X-T2 camera.
Tether Shooting Plug-In PRO
Starting in December, owners of Fujifilm X-T2 cameras will be able to shoot tethered to the Adobe Lightroom program via the Tether Shooting Plug-In PRO plug-in that will be available for purchase from the Adobe Add-Ons store. Previously, Fujifilm shooters could use the Tether Shooting plug-in with the X-T1 camera. The new version updates it to allow... Read more

New Weatherproof STF-8 Macro Flash Announced By Olympus

The new Olympus STF-8 Macro Flash is supposed to be the world's first weatherproof flash.
STF-8 Macro Flash
Olympus’ new STF-8 Macro Flash is the world’s first macro flash to have durable weatherproofing, according to Olympus. It comes with twin flashes and is designed to be dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof down to 14°F. Now, based on what Olympus tells us it’s capable of, we think you would be safe taking the STF-8 out during a mild... Read more

Sony Creates Separate Sony Imaging Products and Solutions Inc.

The new Sony Imaging Products and Solutions, Inc. subsidiary will be responsible for Sony consumer cameras, broadcast and medical cameras and optics.
Sony A6300 press image
For the last couple of years, Sony has been spinning off various sectors of the business to both stabilize the home company and create better opportunities for those subsidiary companies. The new Sony Imaging Products and Solutions, Inc. is the latest.  It will be a “wholly-owned subsidiary that will be responsible for its imaging products and... Read more

LaCie Announces Three Thunderbolt3 Desktop Storage Devices

The new storage devices range in size from 2TBs to 120TBs and offer fast streaming speeds.
LaCie Thunderbolt 3 Desktop Storage Devices
LaCie unveiled three new Thunderbolt 3 desktop storage devices. They are the 12big, 6big and the Bolt3. All three are Thunderbolt 3 compatible, making them some of the fastest storage solutions on the market. This is mostly because of the recent overhaul that the Thunderbolt connection received allowing it to be more compatible with more systems. Bolt,... Read more

Adorama Launches VIP360 Customer Loyalty Program

The Adorama VIP360 customer loyalty program will give Adorama customers deals, promotions and discounts
Adorama is launching a new customer loyalty program that Adorama customers can become members. The program, VIP360, is a paid membership that costs $49.99 a year to join. It appears that the big thing members get is similar to Amazon’s Prime program, faster, free shipping. Though, with that, Adorama is also offering exclusive and early deals,... Read more

OWC Launches miniStack Designed To Pair With Mac Computers

The new miniStacks from OWC are made to take up little space and manage images, video and music
OWC miniStack stacked in three
Today, OWC announced a brand new hard drive storage solution in the OWC miniStack. OWC says that the new hard drive can work with any Apple computer but it is definitely geared toward pairing with Mac minis. A miniStack drive can be purchased individually or with other miniStacks, and of course, stack on top one another or on top of a Mac mini. The... Read more

MindShift Gear’s New SidePath Backpacks Feature Rear-Panel Access

The MindShift Gear SidePath Backpacks are geared toward outdoor photography in staying lightweight and accessible
An image of the MindShift Gear SidePath Backpack
Geared toward outdoor photographers, the new MindShift Gear Sidepath Backpack is a lightweight option for those who like to get out and about. There’s a lot about these backpacks that would make them fit nicely in a REI. As mentioned they’re lightweight, coming in at only 1.5 pounds, but they also offer a contoured back panel with lumbar... Read more

Macphun Announces Luminar Editing App For Macs

The new Luminar app is an all-in-one photo editing program designed for Macs
On the Macphun blog, the software developer announced a new application for Mac computers, Luminar. Luminar is a photo editor that is designed to be customizable so photographers of any editing skill level can make it as simple or granular as they’d like. It includes a number of tools including native RAW processing, photo filter sets, presets,... Read more

Sigma Announces Release Date, Pricing For Cine Lenses

Two of Sigma's announced five Cine Lenses will be available starting in December for $3,999. Both the lenses are High Speed Zooms.
Sigma Cine Lens
In September, Sigma introduced their Cine Lenses at the IBC tradeshow in Amsterdam. The Sigma Cine Lens line is Sigma’s first foray into the cinematic lens world. At the time, Sigma didn’t have any release dates or prices for their new line. However, with PhotoPlus Expo starting in New York this week, Sigma announced pricing and release... Read more