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
YI M1
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

Nikon Introduces KeyMission Line Of Action Cams

The new brand from Nikon features three different action cameras, including a 360 cam
KeyMission | Action Camera KeyMission 360
For the most part, Nikon has stayed out of the action camera realm. They’ve had small, rugged cameras that can film video but nothing that you would consider an action cam. At Photokina 2016, Nikon announced their foray into the world of action cameras with their new KeyMission brand. The line features a number of firsts for Nikon. Not only is... Read more

Sigma Announces Three New Lenses At Photokina 2016

The new lenses are an 85m, 12-24mm and a 500mm
Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art lens
Sigma announced a trio of new lenses at Photokina 2016 this week. All three will be sold under Sigma’s Global Vision line and work with Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts. First is the 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art designed specifically for portraits and creating attractive bokeh. It’s supposed to feature 1.3x the torque of previous 85mm Art lenses. Next... Read more

PocketWizard FlexTT5 Radio System Announced For Panasonic Cameras

The new PocketWizard FlexTT5 was designed specifically for Panasonic mirrorless cameras.
PocketWizard FlexTT5
The PocketWizard FLexTT5 is a wireless TTL radio system designed for Panasonic’s mirrorless cameras. According to LPA Design, the FlexTT5 is the first, and for now, only system designed specifically Panasonic mirrorless systems. PocketWizard TT5 radio system will be available at the end of October 2016 and should sell for around $186. A bundled... Read more

Leica Introduces Leica Sofort Instant Cameras

Leica's Sofort cameras add a flavor of nostalgia with their instant print capabilities.
Leica Sofort cameras
Leica is bringing their quality and style to the world of instant cameras with the new Leica Sofort camera line.  These cameras feature a number of modes inculding macro, sport & action and a “selfie” mode, though Leica calls it self-portrait mode. What caught our eye was film. Leica is producing both color and black-and-white film... Read more

Canon Adds 70-300mm To EF Lens Line

The latest EF lens features Canon's Nano/USM tech and a new LCD display
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM press
The new Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM lens adds to Canon’s long-running EF lens line. Based on how Canon has described the lens we’re looking at this as something of an upgrade over the long-in-the-tooth EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM lens. EF 70-300mm IIs come with Canon’s NANO USM tech that is designed to produce high-speed... Read more

Canon Announces New EOS M5 Camera And EF-M Lenses

The new EOS M5 is designed to look more like an SLR camera than a mirrorless with similar features.
Canon EOS M5
It appears Canon is going backwards and skipping in their naming conventions for the M-series of mirrorless cameras. Last year, Canon released the M10 which was a direct replacement for the M2, though the M3 already existed. This year, Canon is launching the M5, there were rumors about an M4, but all of the tech that was supposed to be in that version... Read more

Macphun Announces Aurora HDR 2017

Co-developed with Trey Ratcliff, Aurora HDR 2017 launches at the end of September.
Macphun Aurora HDR 2017 press
Macphun has updated their popular HDR program, Aurora HDR. Co-developed with Trey Ratcliff, the latest edition, Aurora HDR 2017, launches at the end of September. They’ve upgraded or added 20 features to the program. Some of these include new presets and layer tools. A couple that caught our eye is the upgrade to RAW image processing speed and... Read more

Tamron Announces Two New Teleconverters

The new teleconverters come in 1.4x and 2x versions.
Tamron Teleconverters
Tamron has two new teleconverters that are made to be used with specific telephoto Tamron lenses, including the new Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2. The teleconverters are a 1.4x version and 2x version. Using the 150-600mm as a base example, they turn that lens into a 210-600mm to 300-1200mm. The 1.4x and 2x will cost $419 and $439, respectively.... Read more

Canon Adds Compact Printers To Pixma Line

The 40% more compact printer models include the Pixma TS5050, TS6050, TS8050 and TS9050
Canon Pixma Printers
Canon is adding compact printers to their Pixma line with four new models, the TS5050, TS6050, TS8050 and TS9050. Just looking at the specs, it appears to us that the TS8050 and TS9050 are the most geared toward printing photos in high quality, with the 9050 being the best. The TS5050 can print borderless 10x15cm images but the focus there seems to... Read more
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