Alien Skin Software Updates Exposure X2

The popular RAW photo editor receives a number of new features, including an Advanced Layers Update, new presets and expanded workflow options
Alien Skin Software Exposure X2
Alien Skin Software has announced an update to its popular RAW photo editor, Exposure X2. With the new advanced layering tools, photographers will be able to stack effects, copy and paste layers, individually turn layers on and off, and apply layers to multiple images. A number of presets have been added, as well—vintage presets for rich platinum... Read more

Perfectly Clear Complete Version 3 Set To Launch

The intelligent image-correction software from Athentech Imaging will be released on March 29
Perfectly Clear Complete Version 3
Perfectly Clear Complete Version 3, the intelligent image-correction software from Athentech, is set to launch on March 29. An informative webinar is scheduled for March 28. Version 3 will offer powerful new corrections, a new user interface and additional presets, according to the company. Among the new Perfectly Clear Complete Version 3 features are: Intelligent... Read more

Apple Updates iPad, With 9.7-Inch Retina Display And Lower Price

The tablet’s pricing starts at $329; it will be available on the Apple website and in Apple stores March 24
Apple iPad
Apple quietly announced an update to the iPad Air 2. Simply called iPad, the biggest news is probably its price: $329 for the 32 GB WiFi model and $429 for the 128 GB WiFi version. The iPad Pro is still the choice for photographers and other creatives who need more power or a bigger screen or who need to use Apple accessories. Featuring a brighter 9.7-inch... Read more

RICOH R Development Kit Gets Release Date

The 360-degree, live-streaming video camera gets pricing and a full spec list, too
RICOH R Develpment Kiet
The RICOH R Development Kit was introduced at CES 2017 earlier this year, and now the 360-degree, live-streaming video camera has a release date and a price. The camera is available for pre-order, with shipments scheduled for May 2017. It will be priced at $499. Ricoh has released a full list of specs, too. The camera is capable of live streaming up... Read more

PhotoPills For Android Arrives

Photographers using the platform will be thrilled with the photo-planning app’s release as a public beta version for Android
Photographers using the platform will be thrilled to learn that PhotoPills is now available in a public beta version for Android. After a year of testing, the popular photo-planning tool’s Android app will provide the same features as the iOS version. Explore and plan your location shoots, get sunrise/sunset/magic hour times, as well as moon risings... Read more

Meyer-Optik Adds Final Lens To Trioplan Trilogy Series

The Trioplan 35+ F/2.8 Fine Art wide-angle lens joins the 100mm and 50mm “Soap Bubble Bokeh” lenses
Meyer-Optik lenses
Meyer-Optik-Görlitz has begun production of the Trioplan 35+ F/2.8 Fine Art wide-angle lens, the final optic in the Trioplan trilogy. The 35mm joins the Trioplan 50mm F/2.9 and 100mm F/2.8 lenses, with a “Soap Bubble Bokeh” known for unique rendering and color display. The Trioplan 35+ will be the first wide-angle to feature this beautiful bokeh. Photo... Read more

Early Registration For Photoshop World 2017

The annual event runs April 20-22 in Orlando, with hands-on labs and workshops with some of the world’s top photographers
Photoshop World
Photoshop World, the largest Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and photography conference in the world, runs April 20-22, 2017, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The Adobe keynote address kicks off the event, presented by the talented people behind Photoshop, Lightroom and the Creative Cloud apps, who share details on new technologies,... Read more

Ultrafast Sony SF-G Series UHS-II SD Memory Cards

How fast? Sony reports a write speed up to 299 MB/s and a read speed up to 300 MB/s
Sony SF-G Series SD memory cards
Sony has introduced the “world’s fastest” SD card, the new SF-G series UHS-II SD memory cards, with ultrafast write speeds up to 299 MB/s and read speeds up to 300 MB/s. The cards allow for continuous shooting of high-resolution images with DSLRs or mirrorless cameras supporting  UHS-II (the cards are also UHS-I-compatible) and ultrafast transfer... Read more

Sigma Global Vision Adds Four New Lenses

The 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art, 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art, 24-70mm F2.8 DG HSM OS Art and 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG HSM OS Contemporary are the latest additions to the high-performance line
Sigma Global Vision lenses
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG HSM OS Art Sigma introduced four new lenses in its Global Vision line at the 2017 CP+ Camera + Photo Imaging Show in Tokyo, Japan—the 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art, 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art, 24-70mm F2.8 DG HSM OS Art and 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG HSM OS Contemporary. Sigma’s Global Vision line features quality construction and excellent optical... Read more

Canon CarePAK PLUS Expands

The accidental damage protection plan now includes data recovery
Canon CarePAK Plus
Canon has given Canon users another reason to subscribe to the CarePAK PLUS accidental damage protection plan. The plan, which provides up to four years of service and support from the date of purchase of Canon cameras, camcorders, printers, projectors and binoculars, now has expanded to include data recovery. The data recovery feature attempts to recover... Read more

Hands-On Review: Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF OSS GM And FE 85mm F1.8

The new lenses are fine choices for portrait photography due to their sharpness and smooth bokeh
Our sister publication Digital Photo Pro attended a press event in NYC and had an opportunity to test the new Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF OSS G and FE 85mm F1.8 lenses. Both lenses are excellent choices for portrait photography due to their sharpness and outstanding background blur, or “bokeh.” Check out the hands-on video review from the DPP YouTube... Read more

Manfrotto’s New Lens Filter Suite

The system combines Manfrotto’s high-quality lens filters and Manfrotto XUME magnetic adapters to make filter changes fast and easy
Manfrotto has introduced the new Manfrotto Lens Filter Suite, an innovative system that makes changing Manfrotto filters fast and easy. For pro and enthusiast photographers and videographers, connecting the filter to the lens is instant and precise, with the system’s combination of Manfrotto’s full line of high-quality lens filters and Manfrotto... Read more