Sony SF-G Series: “World’s Fastest” SD Card

The specs feature a write speed up to 299 MB/s and a read speed up to 300 MB/s
Sony SF-G Series SD cards
With the new SF-G series UHS-II SD memory cards, Sony has introduced the “world’s fastest” SD card—a blazingly fast write speed up to 299 MB/s and a read speed up to 300 MB/s. Those speeds mean continuous shooting of high-res images with DSLRs or mirrorless cameras supporting the UHS-II interface (the cards are also compatible with UHS-I devices)... Read more

Sigma To Attend NAB With New Cine Lenses

The eight lenses in the Cine series are optimized for high-resolution 6K and 8K digital cinema cameras
Sigma Cine lenses
Sigma will make its first visit to NAB this year, April 22-27 in Las Vegas, to introduce its new Cine lenses optimized for high-resolution digital cinema cameras. There are eight lenses in the Sigma Cine line. The High Speed Super 35 Zoom series includes the 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2. The 24-35mm T2.2 is part of the FF Zoom lens series. And the High... Read more

Sigma Grows Global Vision Lens Line

Four new lenses were introduced—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—at the CP+ show in Tokyo
Sigma Global Vision lenses
At the 2017 CP+ Camera + Photo Imaging Show in Tokyo, Sigma announced the addition of four new lenses to its Global Vision lens line: 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. Outstanding optical performance and quality construction are two of the hallmarks of the Global... Read more

Canon CarePAK PLUS Accidental Damage Protection Expands

The protection plan now includes data recovery
Canon CarePAK Plus
Canon CarePAK PLUS accidental damage protection plan provides up to four years of service and support from the date of purchase of Canon products—cameras, camcorders, printers, projectors and binoculars. Now the plan has expanded to include Data Recovery for cameras and camcorders that use a removable memory card, which is designed to recover lost... Read more

Manfrotto Lens Filter Suite

The new system is designed to make changing Manfrotto’s high-quality filters quicker and easier
Manfrotto
The new Manfrotto Lens Filter Suite is designed to make changing Manfrotto filters a quicker and easier proposition. With the system—a combination of Manfrotto’s full line of high-quality lens filters and the Manfrotto XUME magnetic adapters—professional and amateur photographers and videographers will be able to connect a filter to a lens instantly... Read more

Canon Releases Mirrorless EOS M6 For Advanced Enthusiasts

Canon also introduced the EOS Rebel T7i and EOS 77D, and an update to the EF-S 18-55mm STM lens
Canon EOS M6
Continuing its entry into the mirrorless market, Canon has introduced the new compact M6, aimed at advanced enthusiast photographers. The 24.2-megapixel APS-C camera uses Canon’s powerful DIGIC 7 image processor and fast Dual Pixel CMOS AF system. The M6 is compatible with all Canon EF, EF-S and EF-M interchangeable lenses. Also introduced were the... Read more

Epson Print Layout Software For SC P-Series Printers

The new software is designed to simplify a photographer’s print and color management workflow
Epson Print Layout Software
Epson has introduced Print Layout software for the SureColor P-Series printers. The new imaging solution is designed to simplify the print and color management workflow for professional photographers, as well as advanced amateurs. (The SureColor P10000 and P20000 printers aren’t supported currently.) The interface allows for simple, intuitive navigation... Read more

New Think Tank Photo Bags Satisfy A Variety Of Photo Applications

There just might be a bag for every photographer among the Airport TakeOff V2.0, Signature shoulder bags and Airport Helipak V2.0 For DJI Phantom
Think Tank Photo
Think Tank Photo has released new camera bags for a variety of photo applications, whether you’re traveling on assignment, shooting street photography or doing drone work. The versatile Airport TakeOff V2.0 ($369, pictured above) can be converted from a roller to a backpack. The update is 15% lighter and fits most U.S. domestic and international airline... Read more

Nikon Announces “Extraordinary Loss”, Kills Camera Line, Restructures

Amid major losses, the company has announced plans to restructure the company and eliminate staff
Nikon DL camera
Nikon Group, the parent company that includes numerous industrial and consumer business sectors (including Nikon cameras) has announced what the company calls a “Notice of Recognition of Extraordinary Loss” for the three quarters ending December 31, 2016. Amid this loss, the company has cancelled the DL line of premium cameras, and announced... Read more

Customize Your Leica M System

For a limited time, photographers can build personal kits, with a choice of three Leica cameras and nearly any current Leica-M lens
Leica
For a limited time and with special incentive pricing, Leica is giving photographers the opportunity to build their own kits. Choose from the Leica M (Typ 240), M-P (Typ 240) and M Monochrom (Typ 246) cameras and nearly any current Leica-M lens—19 lens options, in total. Leica already offers bundle options with Leica M (Typ 262) and M7 cameras. The... Read more

Magnum Photos Launches 70th Anniversary Program

An exhibition of photographs from the agency’s early years in NYC runs March 27 – April 29, 2017, at The National Arts Club
Magnum Photos
Elliott Erwitt, USA. New York. 1955 © Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos Historic photo agency Magnum Photos is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year with a series of programs around the world. The launch exhibition will focus on the early years of the agency, 1947-1960, in New York City, where it was founded by pioneering photographers Robert Capa,... Read more

Ingage iPad App From Scrollmotion

While not specifically a photography app, it allows photographers to create an interactive portfolio to share with clients and followers
Scrollmotion
Courtesy of Scrollmotion Scrollmotion has launched the iPad app Ingage, an interactive platform that allows photographers and other professionals to create content. While it’s not specifically a photography app, Ingage does give photographers the ability to create a new kind of portfolio to share with clients. It’s really as simple as loading photos... Read more
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