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

Nikon Adds Two Pro-Grade FX-Format Lenses To Nikkor Line

The new lenses include an updated 70-200mm lens and a new Gold Ring Series PC 19mm tilt-shift lens that is the widest in Nikon's Nikkor lineup.
AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR
Ahead of the PhotoPlus Expo, happening in New York this weekend, Nikon announced two new FX-format Nikkor lenses. The first is an upgrade of their Nikkor 70-200mm. The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR sports has been completely redesigned and features an updated optical formula. The formula consists of six ED elements, one Fluorite element, a high... Read more

Leica And ONA Team Up To Create Luxury Camera Bags

Leica and ONA are teaming to release a series of bags called ONA FOR LEICA exclusively for Leica cameras.
Leica and camera bag maker, ONA, are teaming up for an exclusive of bags. The collection called “ONA FOR LEICA”, consists of six different bags. The options range from a basic shoulder bag to an insert that turns most any bag into a camera bag. The bags are the “The Bowery for Leica”, “The Prince Street for Leica”,... Read more

Leica Releases Ping Pong Inspired M-P Grip

The new Leica M-P "Grip" was designed in a partnership with German artist and photographer Rolf Sachs
Leica M-P Grip
Leica truly appears to be having fun with the various options they’ve created for the M-P Typ 240 camera. Released in 2012, the Typ 240 has had a number of special editions including recent ones like the M-P Titan and M-P Edition Safari, or Leica’s ala carte options for building your own Typ 240. The latest option is the M-P “Grip”,... Read more

Ricoh Debuts Theta SC, Their Third 360-Degree Theta Camera

The Theta SC finds itself in a middle tier spot in the Theta lineup
Theta SC
With the new Theta SC, Ricoh is offering a stripped down version of their Theta S 360-degree camera. It’s the third camera in the Theta lineup and slots in between the S and the entry-level m15. If you’re looking to dip your toes in the 360-degree camera world while looking for more features than the basic m15, the SC might be a good starting... Read more

Sony Announces RX100 V And a6500 Mirrorless Cameras

Sony is back to full production as shown by the new RX100 V and a6500 mirrorless cameras.
Sony a6500
This morning, Sony invited a handful of journalists to their brand new Manhattan offices for a what they said was a big announcement. It turned out to be a pair of big reveals. First, Sony said that they were back to full production strength after the Kumamoto earthquake earlier this year destroyed a number of manufacturing facilities in Japan. The... Read more

Adobe Releases Photoshop Elements 15 And Premiere Elements 15

Adobe is adding touchscreen editing, batch processing, and more to the latest iterations of the Photoshop Elements 15 and Premiere Elements 15.
Photoshop Elements 15 and Premiere Elements 15
Earlier today, Adobe announced the latest versions of their Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements editing software. Both are at iteration 15. Photoshop Elements 15 adds a number of new features, many geared toward more mobile computing and touchscreens. Users can now edit using a touchscreen, an enhanced search function with a better tag system,... Read more

Hoya Solas Infrared Neutral Density Filters Available In USA

The new Hoya Solas filters are exclusive to the United States and supposed to repress infrared contamination.
Hoya Solas Filters
Hoya has a new, exclusive to U.S. customers, line of  Solas infrared neutral density filters. According to Hoya, the Solas filters offer consistent color balance while suppressing infrared. This should result in balanced images with reduced infrared contamination, such as digital artifacts and color shifts. For more details and filters sizes check... Read more

Sony Redesigns Alpha Universe Site, Adds Podcast

Sony has a trio of new educational services for fans of their a-series cameras.
Alpha Universe
Sony has a trio of new options for fans of their a-series cameras. First, they redesigned their “a Universe” website. The site is a community site for a-series fans with content created by them. The redesign is supposed to highlight more of the site’s content. Second, the site’s Editor-in-Chief has started a bi-weekly podcast... Read more

New Mirrorless Camera From Chinese Company, Yi

The young photography company is attempting to break into the mirrorless market
The YI M1 is a mirrorless, interchangeable lens camera from the Chinese company, YI Technology. Though YI already has a point-and-shoot, and are more known for their action cameras, the M1 is their first go at a mirrorless camera. It features a 20MP Sony sensor, similar to one found in the Panasonic GX8, and built-in WiFi and Bluetooth. YI has promised... Read more