Hasselblad Introduces Updated X1D II 50C Medium-Format Camera, Lens, App And More

The renowned camera manufacturer refines its groundbreaking medium-format mirrorless X-series camera and introduces additional products
If 2018 was a banner year for full-frame-sensor mirrorless cameras, it looks like 2019 is turning out to be a banner year for medium-format mirrorless cameras: Today, Hasselblad announced it’s updating its first-generation X-series camera to the new X1D II 50C. The X1D II 50C Medium-Format Mirrorless Camera The Hasselblad X1D II 50C Medium-Format... Read more

New BenQ Monitors Claim Less Eye Strain

Photographers may benefit by using an additional monitor for reading and research
A screen grab from BenQ’s website featuring its anti-eyestrain technology. While most photographers and videographers would rather edit their images and video all day long, the truth is most content creators need to do a lot of reading, writing and research. And all of that gazing into a monitor can lead to eyestrain, or perhaps, worse. According... Read more

Tamron Adds Fast Prime To SP-Series Lens Lineup

The new 35mm F/1.4 lens marks Tamron’s 40th anniversary of producing this series of lenses
Tamron has recently introduced a new fast prime lens, the Tamron SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD (Model F045), to commemorate its 40th anniversary of producing SP series lenses. The lens, which Tamron says is equipped with a large F/1.4 aperture and high-speed, high-precision autofocus functionality, offers “exceptional reliability, plus other features for increased... Read more

Sony a6400 Firmware Update Includes Eye AF For Animals

Sony’s latest firmware (Version 2.0) allows Sony a6400 to perform real-time Eye AF for animals
If you had to name the most important part of a portrait or image that includes living beings—whether human or animal—and has remained so throughout the centuries, going back as far as the Italian and Northern Renaissance right up to the present day, it would be this: The eyes. And it’s perhaps one of the reasons Sony is so focused on expanding... Read more

Sony Expands Lens Lineup With Telephoto And Telephoto Zoom

Sony brings two new powerful but pricey lenses to the market
Sony has introduced two new powerful lenses into its full-frame lens lineup: The FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS super-telephoto zoom lens (model SEL200600G) and the FE 600mm F4 GM OSS super-telephoto prime lens (model SEL600F40GM). Both offer photographers the ability to capture subjects at the same super-telephoto focal length (600mm), but at much different... Read more

Photo News Digest: Fujifilm GFX100 Mirrorless Medium-Format Camera, The Lucie Photography Awards And More

Find out what’s happening in the photo world today
Fujifilm’s GFX100’s high-resolution sensor makes it a powerful camera for portraits.   New Product—Fujifilm GFX100 Mirrorless Medium-Format Camera Last week, during a special NDA (or non-disclosure agreement) hands-on meeting, Fujifilm created quite the stir in the camera industry: It officially announced the price and shipping date... Read more

First Look: Fujifilm GFX100 Mirrorless Medium-Format Camera

We got our first peek at Fujifilm’s mirrorless medium-format camera
Fujifilm GFX100 mirrorless medium-format digital camera Several months ago, Fujifilm announced that it would be bringing a 100-megapixel medium-format camera to the market. And now that time has come: Today, Fujifilm announced its flagship GFX100 mirrorless digital camera. The new model includes a newly-developed 102-megapixel sensor that’s quite... Read more

Olympus Makes A Splash With New Waterproof Camera

The new Olympus Tough TG-6 point-and-shoot lets you capture photos and video in places you’d never take your other cameras or phones into
If you’ve never shot an underwater photo, or better yet, an underwater video, you’re in for a surprise. Because in many cases, it can turn a simple plunge into the pool into an incredibly expressive photograph or video, in which light, color, movement and the human form are wonderfully distorted in a surreal and almost organic way. And then there... Read more

Photo News Digest: Adobe Tools And Tutorials, Photo-Book Competition And More

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New Software Tools And Tutorials: One of the benefits of having a cloud-based software suite, like Adobe’s Creative Cloud, is that the company can continually update individual apps or a series of apps to expand features. It can also provide guidance on using those tools. Earlier this week, Adobe did both: It released several new features for various... Read more

Nikon Video Contest Offers $25,000 Grand Prize

Filmmakers and content creators are invited to submit a short film shot on a Nikon Z series mirrorless camera for the chance to win cash and prizes
Nikon Video Contest Offers $25,000 Grand Prize
On May 15, Nikon kicked off the “Follow Your Passion” video contest, which invites filmmakers and content creators in the United States to submit 3- to 5-minute short films that were shot using a Nikon Z series mirrorless camera. Great prizes are up for grabs for the first, second and third place winners. First and second place winners will receive... Read more