Is the Canope a Cure for Rainy Photography Shoots?

Wearable umbrella protects you during challenging shooting conditions
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Now here’s a new product that could potentially give photographers a way to stay dry on rainy-day shoots. Called Canope, it’s a wearable umbrella that gives you a hands-free way to protect you and your camera gear from the elements during challenging weather conditions. We first heard about Canope on Shutterbug where we learned it’s a... Read more

Sony Intros Speedy New Airpeak S1 Professional Drone

Aerial imaging drone can reach top flying speed of 55mph
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Sony has been saying it would be entering the aerial imaging market since the beginning of the year but last night it made it official, announcing the company’s first professional drone: the Airpeak S1. The new Airpeak S1, which is being made in Japan by Sony, promises to be one of the fastest drones on the market when it goes on sale in fall... Read more

Check Out These Eye-Catching Photos Shot with the New Olympus 8-25mm Lens

New Micro Four Thirds lens goes on sale in July 2021 for $1099.
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Olympus, which is now officially known as OM Digital Solutions Corporation, introduced the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4.0 PRO lens last night and our colleagues at Imaging Resource already got their hands on this wide-angle zoom and shot some early test photos. Imaging Resource, which is a sister site to Digital Photo Pro, praised the lens as a... Read more
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Nikon Intros Two New Macro Lenses: 105mm f/2.8 and 50mm f/2.8

Nikkor Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S and Nikkor Z MC 50mm f/2.8 designed for close-up photography and portraits
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Nikon unveiled two new macro lenses designed for close-up photography this morning: the Nikkor Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S and Nikkor Z MC 50mm f/2.8. The premium MC 105mm and the compact MC 50 are the first two Nikkor Z lenses to feature a 1:1 reproduction ratio, “allowing users to get close to their subjects and fill the frame with edge-to-edge sharpness... Read more

Canon Unveils More Details About EOS R3 Camera

New Canon R3 will be able to recognize and track fast-moving vehicles for motorsport photography
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Canon continued to announce more details about the forthcoming EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera this morning, including that it will offer an upgraded autofocus (AF) system with improved subject tracking capabilities thanks to Deep Learning technology. That enhanced AF will produce even better face, eye, head, and animal body detection, Canon said. The... Read more

Western Digital Launches SanDisk Professional Brand of Storage Products

New line of pro storage solutions for photographers and cinematographers
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Professional photographers and video-makers have a new company to turn to for their premium storage solutions. Well, it’s actually an old company with a slightly new name. Called SanDisk Professional, the new brand was launched by parent company Western Digital yesterday alongside an array of new products. The new SanDisk Professional brand and... Read more

Panasonic Intros GH5 II; GH6 Coming at End of 2021

GH5 II offers wireless live streaming and other new video features
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Panasonic introduced the Lumix GH5 II camera this morning, which is the follow-up to the GH5 from 2017. Panasonic also announced that a GH6 model is in development and will be available at the end of 2021. The Panasonic GH5 II, which uses a 20.3MP Micro Four Thirds-format sensor, is designed for both photographers and, in particular, videographers and... Read more

Should Pros Consider Epson’s New EcoTank Printers?

Epson ET-8500 and ET-8550 offer economical photo printing and scanning for the office
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Last week Epson introduced a pair of new EcoTank printers that offer a more economical way to print quality photos by using a re-fillable ink tank system. While we covered the Epson ET-8500 ($599), which prints up 8.5 x 11-inch borderless photos, and the ET-8550 ($699), which prints up 13 x 19-inch borderless photos, on our sister site for consumers,... Read more

Sigma Announces 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art Lens

New fast prime lens goes on sale in May 2021 for $899
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Sigma just announced the new 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art lens. Available in either an L-mount or Sony E-mount for mirrorless cameras, the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art lens will go on sale in mid-May 2021 for $899. The new Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art is designed to offer optimal optical performance in a relatively compact lens build. Made for mirrorless camera systems,... Read more

Tamron Intros 11-20mm and 150-500mm Lenses for Sony Cameras

Tamron unveiled the 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD and 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD for Sony's E-mount cameras
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Tamron unveiled two new lenses last night for Sony’s E-mount cameras: the 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD and 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD lenses. The Tamron 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III is designed for Sony mirrorless cameras with APS-C (aka crop) sensors and the 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC is made for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Tamron 11-20mm... Read more