DxO Buys Nik Collection, Releases DxO PhotoLab

A Nik update is slated for mid-2018 delivery, while OpticsPro has been rebranded, now with U Point local adjustment tools
DxO, Nik Collection
DxO PhotoLab with U Point local adjustment technology When Google quietly announced it was dropping support of the desktop Nik Collection in May, the photographers who relied on the image-editing software were supremely disappointed. The good news now is that imaging technology innovator DxO has purchased the Nik assets, with plans to deliver an update... Read more

Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens Pricing, Availability Announced

Priced at $449, the new Global Vision lens is scheduled for late November delivery
Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary lens
Sigma has announced pricing and availability for its 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens, which was introduced at the 2017 PhotoPlus Expo last month. The Global Vision lens is scheduled for late November delivery, with a price of $449. We reviewed the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary recently and look forward to a hands-on test with this... Read more

Hensel Introduces New Lighting Solutions

The Grand Mini 85 parabolic softbox is available for pre-order; the new Schönes Licht Lighting Kit, for under $1,000, is ready to order now
Hensel lighting solutions
The lighting pros at Hensel have introduced new products for photographers and other creatives—the Grand Mini 85 parabolic softbox, the latest addition to Hensel’s Grand softbox series, and the Schönes Licht Lighting Kit, priced at under $1,000. Designed for location shooting (though it can be an excellent solution for studio photographers), the... Read more

Paul C. Buff Debuts Redesigned Website, Online Store

The photographic lighting company’s site provides an improved user experience, with new features
Paul C. Buff
Paul C. Buff has announced the launch of its new redesigned website and online store. The photographic lighting company’s site provides an improved user experience, with new features. Among the highlights are a cleaner design with expanded content. Products are easier to locate, with more detailed information, and easier to order through the revamped... Read more

Phottix Juno Transceiver Flash Announced

The manual hot-shoe flash is available as a standalone unit or as part of a kit for location photographers
on-camera flash
Phottix has introduced the Juno transceiver flash, a new lighting solution for location photographers, at a nice price point of $139.95 for the standalone unit. (Be sure to check out Digital Photo Pro’s guide, 11 Ways To Improve Your Photographic Lighting.) Available now, as part of a kit as well, the manual hot-shoe flash is compatible with a wide... Read more

Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary Lens Announced

The second prime in the series, it’s the first interchangeable lens for mirrorless E-mount cameras in APS-C format with a 24mm focal length and ƒ/1.4 aperture
Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary lens
Sigma has introduced the 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary lens at the 2017 Photo Plus Expo. The second lens in the series, it’s the first interchangeable lens for mirrorless E-mount cameras in APS-C format with a 24mm focal length and ƒ/1.4 aperture. We recently shot with the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary, and look forward to a hands-on... Read more

Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens Launches

The lightweight ultra-telephoto zoom is designed for full-frame Canon and Nikon DSLRs
Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD lens
Originally announced as under development in September 2017, the Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035) has officially landed, compatible with full-frame Canon and Nikon DSLRs. Designed to deliver “superior optical quality,” says Tamron, the lens owes its autofocus performance and Vibration Compensation (VC) with four stops of stabilization... Read more

Ricoh Introduces Two Pentax Star-Series K-Mount Lenses

Designed for high-megapixel DSLRs and ultra-high-res photography, the HD PENTAX-D FA★ 50mm F1.4 SDM AW and HD PENTAX-DA★ 11-18mm F2.8 are the first two lenses in the new line
Pentax lenses
HD PENTAX-D FA★ 50mm F1.4 SDM AW At the 2017 Photo Plus Expo in New York, Ricoh has introduced the new Pentax Star-series lenses for high-megapixel K-mount DSLRs. Designed for ultra-high-res photography, the HD PENTAX-D FA★ 50mm F1.4 SDM AW and HD PENTAX-DA★ 11-18mm F2.8 are the first two lenses in the new line. HD PENTAX-DA★ 11-18mm F2.8 The... Read more

Olympus Grows M.ZUIKO PRO F1.2 Prime Lens Series

The M.ZUIKO Digital ED 17mm F1.2 PRO and M.ZUIKO Digital ED 45mm F1.2 PRO Micro Four Thirds lenses are designed to deliver gorgeous bokeh
New from Olympus, the M.ZUIKO Digital ED 17mm F1.2 PRO lens Olympus is growing its M.ZUIKO PRO F1.2 prime lens series, with the addition of the M.ZUIKO Digital ED 17mm F1.2 PRO and M.ZUIKO Digital ED 45mm F1.2 PRO Micro Four Thirds lenses, designed to deliver gorgeous bokeh. Lightweight and compact, the new Olympus optics are among the Best Lenses of... Read more

Sony a7R III Announced, Plus New Lenses

The full-frame interchangeable-lens mirrorless camera features a 42.4 MP sensor and 10 fps continuous, while the FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS is a standard-zoom full-frame lens; the G Master 400mm F2.8 super-telephoto full-frame E-mount is in development
Sony a7R III
Sony a7R III Announced In the run-up to the 2017 Photo Plus Expo trade show in New York, Sony gathered journalists for the announcement of the Sony a7R III. While the name indicates an incremental update from the a7R II, the technological advances applied to this camera make it feel more like a hybrid of the a7R II and the a9. If Sony used different... Read more

Phase One Introduces Capture One Film Styles Pack

Inspired by analog film emulsions, this expansion of the imaging editor series is designed for photographers who want to recapture that retro grain and texture in their photos
image editing
Phase One introduced its first Styles Packs for photographers in June, then followed up with the SPECTRUM Styles Packs last month. Building on those imaging editors, Phase One has released the Film Styles Pack. Look for our hands-on review soon. Inspired by both color and black-and-white analog film emulsions of the past, the Film Styles Pack is designed... Read more

ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25 Lens Introduced

The high-speed wide-angle prime for full-frame DSLRs is the 11th lens in the premium Milvus series
ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25 lens
We love shooting with ZEISS lenses for the excellent image quality they deliver. Now the company has announced the new Milvus 1.4/25, the 11th lens in the premium line. The high-speed, wide-angle prime for full-frame DSLRs has a max ƒ/1.4 aperture, making it a fine choice for landscapes, architectural compositions and photojournalism, but it’s equally... Read more
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