Photokina Moves To Yearly Schedule

The world’s largest trade show for photography, video and all things imaging runs September 26-29, 2018, and May 8-11, 2019, in Cologne
Photokina
Photo: Koelnmesse GmbH/Harald Fleissner No longer a rumor, beginning next year, Photokina will become a yearly event, and that’s good news for the industry. The world’s largest trade show for photography, video and all things imaging runs from September 26-29, 2018, and May 8-11, 2019, in Cologne. In addition to the schedule change, Photokina is... Read more

Lightroom CC 2015.12 Released

Adobe adds support for new cameras and lenses, fixes bugs, in addition to releasing updates for Adobe Camera Raw and Lr for iOS and Android
Lightroom CC 2015.12 released
Adobe has released Lightroom CC 2015.12, with added support for new cameras and lenses, plus bug fixes, in addition to updating Adobe Camera Raw with v9.12. Adobe noted that the version 9.11 designation was skipped for obvious reasons, hence Lightroom jumped from 2015.10 to 2015.12 to keep the naming conventions aligned across the programs, as they... Read more

Alien Skin Software Summer Sale

The online deal runs from July 20 through 24, with 40% off all imaging solutions for photographers and other creatives
Alien Skin Software
Photo by Adam King (@AdamKingphoto) Alien Skin Software is announcing its Summer Sale, running from July 20 through July 24 on the company’s online store, with 40% off all of its imaging solutions for photographers and other creatives. Earlier this year, Alien Skin introduced the Advanced Layers Update for Exposure X2, the company’s nondestructive... Read more

Leica M10 Firmware 1.9.4.0 Released

A bug has been fixed from v1.7.4.0, which provided compatibility with a larger selection of SD cards, but in certain instances caused black images at short exposure times
Leica M10 Firmware 1.9.4.0
Leica has released firmware 1.9.4.0 for the M10. With the update, a bug has been fixed from v1.7.4.0, which provided compatibility with a larger selection of SD cards, but in certain instances caused black images at short exposure times. Here are additional firmware 1.9.4.0 notes from Leica: With the Firmware 1.7.4.0 a larger choice of SD cards is... Read more

Nikon Releases Firmware And Software Updates

The most significant changes are to the feature set of the D5 with v1.20, with minor updates to the D500 and Coolpix B700 cameras and Camera Control Pro 2 and ViewNX-i software
Nikon firmware updates
Nikon has released new firmware and software updates to a number of products. The most significant changes are to the feature set of Nikon’s flagship FX-format D5 with firmware update 1.20, with minor updates to the D500 and Coolpix B700 cameras and Camera Control Pro 2 and ViewNX-i software. Below is a snapshot of the Nikon D5 changes from Nikon’s... Read more

Canon Opens Latest, Most Advanced Professional Technology & Support Center In Burbank, CA

The state-of-the-art facility represents a commitment to bringing service and support to professional filmmakers and photographers, with product consultations, repair services, training, programming and more
Canon Burbank Professional Technology & Support Center
Canon has opened its latest and most advanced Professional Technology & Support Center in Burbank, California. The new facility represents the company’s commitment to bringing service and support to professional filmmakers and photographers, and the production industry, with product consultations, 4K projection and DI capabilities, repair services,... Read more

Hasselblad X1D-50c Firmware 1.17.0 Update

Among the new features is power from USB and additional overlay functionality
Hasselblad X1D-50c firmware update
Hasselblad has released firmware update 1.17.0 for the X1D-50c. The new features for the compact medium-format mirrorless camera include power from USB, an added overlay for the Spot Metering area, a visual overexposure warning, a grid overlay in video Live View and recording, and a clickable White Balance icon displayed in Video Live View and recording. In... Read more

Nikon Announces AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6E ED VR

The new telephoto zoom represents Nikon’s first full-frame AF-P lens with a stepping motor for fast, quiet autofocus
Nikon announces the AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6E ED VR lens
Nikon has announced the AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6E ED VR, making the new compact telephoto zoom the company’s first full-frame AF-P lens with a stepping motor for fast, quiet autofocus. Nikon also updates the 70-300mm focal length with enhanced Vibration Reduction and up to 4.5 stops of image stabilization, plus lighter weight. A versatile lens,... Read more

Leica Introduces TL2 Camera

The new mirrorless APS-C camera represents the next generation of the company’s TL-System, with improved AF speed and a larger 24MP sensor
Leica TL2 camera
Leica has announced the new TL2 camera, representing the next generation of the company’s TL-System. The mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera improves on the original TL, featuring a newly designed sensor, with a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS Leica Maestro II series image processor and UHD 4K30 and Full HD 1080p60 video recording for high-quality stills... Read more

Nikon Updated EN-EL15 Battery Pack Service Advisory

A voluntary recall of the rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack is underway with free replacements of affected units
A voluntary recall of Nikon’s rechargeable lithium-ion EN-EL15 battery pack is underway with free replacements of affected units
Nikon has updated its EN-EL15 technical service advisory of June 20, 2017 for those using the EN-EL15 rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack and is providing a free battery exchange. There have been seven confirmed reports globally of a short circuit that’s causing the pack to overheat, and in some cases, become deformed, representing a potential hazard... Read more

Sigma Releases Firmware Update For Mount Converter MC-11

The Sigma 100-400mm F/5-6.3 FG OS HSM | Contemporary tele-zoom lens gets a firmware update, too
Sigma MC-11 firmware update
Sigma has released a firmware update for its Mount Converter MC-11, as it expands the adapter’s compatibility for additional Sigma SA-mount and EOS-mount lenses for Sony E-mount cameras. The MC-11 is available as the MC-11 SA-E and MC-11 EF-E for Sigma SA and Canon EOS mounts, respectively, and the firmware update makes the MC-11 compatible with two... Read more

Fotodiox Introduces DLX Stretch Lens Mount Adapters

The company expands its lens adapter family of imaging solutions with a versatile new series of 24 lens adapters for mirrorless cameras
Fotodiox introduces the DLX Stretch Lens Mount Adapters, a versatile new series of 24 lens adapters for mirrorless cameras
Fotodiox DLX Stretch Lens Mount Adapter – Nikon Nikkor F Mount G-Type DSLR Lens to Fujifilm Fuji X-Series Mirrorless Camera Body with Macro Focusing Helicoid and Magnetic Drop-In Filters Fotodiox Pro introduces the DLX Stretch lens mount adapters, a versatile new series of 24 lens adapters for mirrorless cameras—Sony E-mount, Fujifilm X-mount... Read more
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