Lensbaby Introduces Velvet 85 F/1.8 Lens

Building on the qualities of the Velvet 56, the new lens is designed for creating soft and, yes, velvety portraits, as well as macro work
Lensbaby Velvet 85 lens
Lensbaby continues to deliver serious creative tools for both professional and enthusiast photographers, as it expands its lens selection. Building on the qualities of its Velvet 56 lens, Lensbaby has introduced the Velvet 85 F/1.8 prime. The new lens is designed for creating soft and, yes, velvety portraits, with luminous skin tones and lovely bokeh,... Read more

Cinevate Introduces Modo-Rover Dolly

The company’s new tabletop dolly allows for straight, curved and circular real-time dolly shots with cameras, action cams and smartphones, including time-lapse sequences with motion control
Cinevate Modo-Rover dolly
Using a dolly can provide video with a professional look, but usually they cost a lot of money and can be complicated to set up and control. Cinevate’s Modo-Rover is simple to use, and it fits cameras from DSLRs and mirrorless bodies to GoPros and iPhones. This cool tabletop dolly allows for straight, curved and circular real-time dolly shots, including... Read more

Macphun Launches Luminar Neptune

The star of the free update is Accent AI, an Artificial Intelligence photo filter that allows photographers to make image enhancements using a single slider
Macphun Luminar Neptune
Macphun has introduced Neptune, a free update to the company’s award-winning image editor Luminar. Among its cool new features is Accent AI, a photo filter based on Artificial Intelligence technology that allows photographers to make image enhancements with a single slider rather than through multiple adjustments. Designed by Macphun developers, the... Read more

Zeiss Expands Lens Line With The Milvus 1.4/35

The 10th lens in the series, the new prime is designed for full-frame DSLRs from Canon and Nikon
Zeiss Milvus lenses
Zeiss is expanding its Milvus line, with the introduction of the Milvus 1.4/35, the tenth lens in the series. The new prime is designed for full-frame DSLRs from Canon and Nikon, joining the 2.8/15, 2.8/18, 2.8/21, 2/35, 1.4/50, 1.4/85, 2/135 and the 2/50M and 2/100M macros. Like all of the lenses in the Milvus line, the 1.4/35 features manual autofocus... Read more

Tamron Announces 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Zoom

The new lens is designed for APS-C-sensor Canon and Nikon DSLRs, with an impressive 22.2x zoom range
Tamron lens
Designed for use with APS-C-sensor Canon and Nikon DSLRs, the Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028) has an impressive 22.2x zoom range, covering a wide-angle to super telephoto focal length range equivalent to approximately 27-600mm. That range makes this all-in-one zoom capable of handling practically any subject, from landscapes to... Read more

Irix Launches Edge Gelatin Filter Set

The 15 neutral-density gelatin filters are designed especially for the Swiss company’s Irix lenses
Irix filters
Irix is expanding its line of Edge filters with the new Edge Gelatin Filters, a set of 15 neutral-density gelatin filters designed especially for Irix lenses. The filters from the Swiss company come in three densities—0.6 (ND4), 0.9 (ND8) and 1.2 (ND16), with 2, 3 and 4 stops of reduction, respectively—with an ultra-thin (0.1mm) high-quality film... Read more

Sigma Ships 14mm F1.8 DG HSM And 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lenses

Pricing also has been announced for the lenses, members of the company’s renowned Global Vision series
Sigma Art lenses
Sigma has started shipping the 14mm F1.8 DG HSM and the 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM, members of the company’s renowned Global Vision Art series of lenses, featuring outstanding optical quality, with the ability to create beautiful bokeh. The full-frame 14mm F1.8 DG HSM is priced at $1,599. It begins shipping now for Canon and Sigma cameras, with the Nikon... Read more

New G3 Camera Harness Series From Cotton Carrier

The line features an improved ergonomic design for hands-free photography, with added comfort, easy access to gear and secure camera storage
Cotton Carrier photo harness
Cotton Carrier has introduced the new G3 Camera Harness series, featuring an improved ergonomic design for hands-free photography, with added comfort, easy access to gear and secure camera storage. Among the new specs are extra padding on the shoulder straps and the ventilated back panel for extra comfort and a more balanced weight distribution, two... Read more

Retrofit Quick Release Plug Adapter From ProMediaGear

The Arca-type adapter converts camera straps easily, so photographers can move quickly from shooting handheld to working with a tripod and ballhead strap-free
ProMediaGear camera strap adapter
ProMediaGear has released a handy new accessory, the #SS2P3 Retrofit Quick Release Adapter, an Arca-type adapter that easily converts your camera strap. The adapter is designed to allow photographers to move quickly from shooting handheld to working with a tripod and ballhead strap-free, and then back again, so more time can be spent on getting the... Read more

Digital Photo Pro On The Road: Testing Gear In Utah

Our editor is attending PressCamp, a five-day outdoor media summit held in Park City, an opportunity to get hands-on with a variety of gear, from cameras to lenses to tripods and more
PressCamp Utah
Photo by DL Byron, @bikehugger Editor David Schloss is en route to several days of camera and lens testing at PressCamp, an outdoor media summit held in Park City, Utah. Among the gear that we will be working with are the Fujifilm GFX 50S, the Manfrotto Fluid Video Monopod, Sigma 100-400mm, 15mm and cine lenses, the Tamron 70-200mm and more. Be sure... Read more

Gitzo Celebrates 100th Anniversary With Two Limited-Edition Travel Tripods

The 100-Year Anniversary Edition and the Arséne Gitzhoven Traveler Tripod are available now in 1917 and 100 pieces, respectively, worldwide
Gitzo tripods
Gitzo 100-Year Anniversary Edition Tripod Gitzo has been innovating professional camera gear since 1917, and in honor of its 100th anniversary, the company is releasing two limited-edition travel tripods—the 100-Year Anniversary Edition and the Arséne Gitzhoven Traveler Tripod. Built for travel with their compact and lightweight form factor, both... Read more

Explore Europeana Photography

The photographic archive—with a searchable database of more than 2.3 million items from European collections—is part of the Europeana Collections website
Europeana Photography
Venedig – Canale Grande (1929) by Nicola Perscheid. Staatliche Landesbildstelle Hamburg, Sammlung zur Geschichte der Photographie, erworben, 1972 In 1826 or 1827, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce made the world’s first image in a camera, or at least the earliest known surviving photograph. “View from the Window at Le Gras” was taken from an upstairs... Read more
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