Phase One Announces Capture One Pro 10.2, SPECTRUM Styles Pack

V10.2 gets new tools, updates camera and lens support, and fixes bugs, while the film-inspired Styles Pack lets creatives color-grade their images without affecting exposure or contrast
photo-editing software
The core benefits of working with Phase One’s Capture One Pro RAW imaging software center around image quality and organization, as we noted in our recent hands-on review. With the release of Capture One Pro 10.2 and the new SPECTRUM Styles Pack, which builds on the Capture One Styles Packs introduced earlier this year, Phase One continues to refine... Read more

Lensbaby Debuts Sweet 80 And Creative Bokeh Optics

New lens options for shooting portraits, landscapes and other compositions with creative bokeh effects
lenses
Lensbaby continues to expand its offerings for photographers, debuting two new optics—the Sweet 80 and Creative Bokeh—for shooting portraits, landscapes and other compositions using the lens maker’s creative bokeh effects. Available on its own ($199.95) or as a kit with the Composer Pro II ($379.95), the Sweet 80 is designed to create razor-sharp... Read more

Tenba Air Case Attaché Series Introduced

Six new cases for photographers and filmmakers, featuring hard case protection in a lightweight design
camera bags
We’re believers in the idea that there’s no single perfect bag or case, just different bags for different assignments. Tenba adds to the mix with the new Air Case Attaché series, part of its rugged Transport collection, featuring hard case protection in a lightweight design. There are six cases in the series—the Attaché 3220W, Attaché 2520W,... Read more

15th Annual Lucie Awards To Honor Josephine Herrick Project With Humanitarian Award

In addition to celebrating legendary photographers, the awards will recognize the nonprofit, which engages professional photographers to help educate underserved communities
Lucie Awards
On October 29, 2017, at Carnegie Hall in New York City, the 15th annual Lucie Awards will hold its gala. In addition to celebrating legendary photographers, the Lucie Foundation will bestow its Humanitarian Award on the Josephine Herrick Project, a nonprofit organization that engages professional photographers to help educate underserved communities... Read more

Profoto A1 Flash Announced

Billed as “the world’s smallest studio light” by the company, the A1 also represents its first on-camera flash
flash
The Profoto A1, billed as “the world’s smallest studio light” by the company, has been formally introduced. Representing Profoto’s first on-camera flash (though it works as a standalone flash, too), the 76Ws flash packs some power in its small form factor. Weighing 1.2 pounds, the A1’s rechargeable lithium-ion battery is designed to support... Read more

WD Introduces G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile SSD R-Series Storage Device

The portable storage solution for photographers and other creatives features USB-C connectivity and transfer speeds up to 560 MB/s in capacities up to 2 TB
SSD storage drives
Storing and backing up content has become more important than ever, as cameras increasingly can shoot more photos faster in addition to 4K video. Western Digital has introduced a new option, the G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile SSD R-Series. Among its features, the portable storage solution for photographers and other creatives supports USB-C (USB 3.1 Gen... Read more

Tamron Developing New 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens

The compact and lightweight ultra-telephoto zoom is designed for full-frame DSLRs
ultra-telephoto zoom lens
Tamron has announced development is underway for its new 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035) lens. Compact and lightweight at 39.3 ounces, the ultra-telephoto zoom is designed for full-frame Canon and Nikon DSLRs. Tamron says important areas of the lens barrel are constructed of a magnesium material that’s meant to “improve weight reduction,... Read more

Sony Announces Three 4K HDR Camcorders

Sony leads the 4K market and bolsters its position with the introduction of the NXCAM HXR-NX80, XDCAM PXW-Z90 and Handycam FDR-AX700, its first camcorders with Phase Detection AF
video camcorders
In the electronic news-gathering cycle, the journalism video space, lots of people use their still cameras, and that’s why they’ve remained popular. But there’s still a need for camcorders with additional full-fledged video features for multi-camera setups and producing HDR. Those features give photographers and videographers a better range, while... Read more

Alien Skin To Launch Exposure X3

The nondestructive RAW image editor and organizer gets an update, with new features and a few improvements
image-editing software
Alien Skin is set to launch Exposure X3, the latest update to the nondestructive RAW image editor and organizer, with new features and a few improvements. Among them are new color and black-and-white toning adjustments, which can be viewed as side-by-side comparisons. You can see that view in these portraits by photographer Sue Bryce, a longtime Exposure... Read more

Phase One IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital Back, XF Camera System Update Announced

With a 100-megapixel CMOS sensor, the digital back features new Bayer filter color technology as a result of collaboration between Phase One and Sony
digital backs
Phase One has introduced the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital Back, featuring a 100-megapixel CMOS sensor with new Bayer filter color technology, a result of collaboration between Phase One and Sony. We’re sharing two images by pros who have shot with the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital Back, and the color is simply gorgeous. Photo by Tony Hewitt Photo... Read more

Sony Launches RX10 Mark IV—Live Coverage

A camera for the birds, literally, and it shoots 4K video, too
cameras
Today, at a press event in New York, Sony launched the RX10 Mark IV, a camera designed for the outdoors, with birders and travelers in mind. We’ll have more thoughts and impressions later today, but first, here’s what you need to know. The highlights: 4K video 0.3-second autofocus 315 focal-plane Phase Detection AF point, about 65% of the frame 24... Read more

Canon Announces Three Compact 4K Video Camcorders

The new Canon XF 405, XF 400 and VIXIA GX10 pack high resolution, a larger sensor and better image quality in the line of compact camcorders
Canon XF405 Canon has announced the new XF405 4K UHD Camcorder, the XF400 UHD Video Camcorder and the VIXIA GX10 4K UHD Camcorder, a trio of devices with similar features and a large, 1” sensor. In a press briefing last week, the company described the design of the camcorders as being perfect for the ENG, wedding, sports and documentary videographers,... Read more
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