Voigtländer Announces MACRO APO-LANTHAR 65mm F2 Aspherical

The new Sony E-mount lens for full-frame-sensor cameras features an ƒ/2 to ƒ/22 aperture range, with a 1:2 magnification ratio
Voigtländer’s MACRO APO-LANTHAR 65mm F2 Aspherical lens
Voigtländer has announced the MACRO APO-LANTHAR 65mm F2 Aspherical lens. The new Sony E-mount glass for full-frame-sensor cameras features an ƒ/2 to ƒ/22 aperture range, with a 1:2 magnification ratio at a minimum focusing distance of 31cm (about 12.2 inches). Solidly built, like all Voigtländer lenses, this manual-focus macro also includes electrical... Read more

Nikon 100th Anniversary Celebration Expands With Two New Programs

The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship will award 10 college students, while the #Nikon100 List will recognize up-and-coming photographers and their work on Instagram
Nikon 100th Anniversary
Nikon is expanding its 100th Anniversary celebration, with two new programs representing the company’s commitment to supporting creative talent. The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship will award 10 college students, while the #Nikon100 List will recognize up-and-coming photographers on digital platforms and share their work on Nikon’s Instagram channel. Ten... Read more

Canon Explorers Of Light Portrait Photography Tour

A special opportunity to learn from award-winning portrait photographers this fall, at one of six U.S. events
Canon Explorers of Light
Canon and the Explorers of Light are taking the show on the road this fall, with the Portrait Photography Tour: Explorers of Light Share Their Secrets, as part of the Canon Live Learning program. This special opportunity allows attendees to spend a full day with one of six award-winning portrait photographers at locations across the U.S. Here’s the... Read more
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Phottix Announces Premio Parabolic Umbrella Series

Featuring a deeper umbrella with a more substantial build quality, the new line of lighting modifiers replaces the popular Para-Pro umbrellas
Phottix Premio Parabolic Umbrellas
Phottix has announced its Premio Parabolic Umbrella series, replacing the company’s popular Para-Pro umbrellas. The new line includes 85cm/33” and 120cm/47” Shoot-Through Umbrellas ($40-$50) and 85cm/33” and 120cm/47” Reflective Umbrellas ($55-$45). For the shoot-throughs, 85cm and 120cm black backing ($15-$25) provides two extra stops of... Read more

Nikon D850 In Development

Nikon is calling this replacement to the D810 part of its next-generation full-frame, high-resolution, high-speed DSLRs
Nikon D850
Nikon took the unusual step of preannouncing a new camera, the Nikon D850, though no specific details of the camera’s specifications have been released, other than the fact that the FX-sensor camera will replace the D810 and will be, according to company’s PR, “high-resolution, high-speed,” and will target photographers shooting “landscapes,... Read more

Inaugural Fujifilm Festival Announced

The two-day event for professional and enthusiast photographers will offer workshops, courses and networking, to be held September 16-17 in NYC
Fujifilm Festival
Fujifilm has announced its inaugural Fujifilm Festival, featuring workshops, courses and networking opportunities, to be held September 16-17, 2017 at the PUBLIC Hotel in New York City. Workshops include street and documentary photography and travel photography to wedding photography and working with off-camera lighting. Photographers interested in... Read more

Canon Introduces imagePROGRAF PRO-6000

Featuring a 60-inch print width, the company’s latest professional, large-format inkjet is the largest 12-ink printer available today
Canon introduces the imagePROGRAF PRO-6000
Canon grows its PRO series of professional large-format inkjet printers with the introduction of the imagePROGRAF PRO-6000. Capable of making fine-art prints at a 60-inch width, the unit represents the largest 12-ink printer available today. The imagePROGRAF PRO series printers now range from 17 to 60 inches. Part of the “red line” series, which... Read more

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
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