Samyang Introduces Ultraportable 35mm AF Lens

Specifically designed to work with Sony E mount, the AF 35mm F2.8 FE joins the AF 14mm F2.8 FE and AF 50mm F1.4 FE lenses
Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE
Ultraportable meets ultra-affordable in the just announced AF 35mm F2.8 FE from Samyang. Weighing a mere 85 grams—Samyang calls the lens “tiny but mighty”—the compact and lightweight full-frame prime will be priced at 299 EUR, which currently is about $336 US. The AF 35mm F2.8 FE is the third lens in Samyang’s autofocus lineup, joining the... Read more

2017 SkyPixel Video Contest Hosted By DJI

The worldwide competition is open to all levels of videographers, from professionals to enthusiasts
SkyPixel Video Contest
Photo courtesy of SkyPixel The 2017 SkyPixel Video Contest, hosted by DJI, has officially launched. The worldwide competition is open to all levels of videographers, from professionals to enthusiasts. Work can be submitted in one of the three categories—Nature, City and Sport. Video may be shot using any aerial drone platform, and should include at... Read more

2018 Sony World Photography Awards Opens

In the Professional competition, one of four in the contest, two new categories have been added, along with new grants for winning photographers in the Professional and Student Focus competitions
Sony World Photography Awards
“Mathilda” © Alexander Vinogradov, Russian Federation, Open Photographer of the Year, Open, Portraits (Open), 2017 Sony World Photography Awards. Says the photographer of creating the image, “My art work is a portrait of a young girl called Nastya, who modeled for me in Moscow studio at summer 2016 after I got inspired by a famous French movie... Read more

Leica Firmware Update For SL System Camera

Version 3.0 improves workflow for photographers with new independent photo and video exposure settings, among other features
Leica SL System camera
Leica SL with Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F/2.8-4 ASPH lens Leica has announced a firmware update for the mirrorless SL system camera. Version 3.0 improves workflow for photographers, including independent photo and video exposure settings, plus built-in automated firmware updates for two Leica lenses, the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F/2.8-4 ASPH and... Read more

Google To No Longer Update Nik Collection

Is this the beginning of the end of the popular image-editing software suite of plug-ins?
Google Nik Collection
Disappointing news for photographers using the plug-ins that comprise the Nik Collection. By way of a banner atop its Nik Collection webpage, Google quietly announced it would no longer support the image-editing software plug-in suite: “The Nik Collection is free and compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 through 10.10; Windows Vista, 7, 8; and Adobe Photoshop... Read more

Canon Introduces EOS C200 And EOS C200B Digital Cinema Cameras

The new cinema cameras, representing the third generation of the Cinema EOS System, feature new 4K video formats
Canon EOS C200 and C200B
Canon has expanded its Cinema EOS system with the addition of the new EOS C200 and EOS C200B digital cinema cameras. While designed to optimize workflow and make 4K shooting more accessible, the entry-level models also incorporate high-end features for a variety of applications, from film to documentary shooting to wildlife to weddings and events. The... Read more

Nikon Adds Three NIKKOR Wide-Angle Lenses

There’s a wide-angle for every photographer, from professionals to enthusiasts, among the new AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm F/3.5-4.5E ED, AF-S NIKKOR 28mm F/1.4E ED and AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm F/4.5-5.6G VR lenses
Nikon NIKKOR wide-angle lenses
New from Nikon, the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm F/1.4E ED There’s a new wide-angle lens for every photographer, from professionals to enthusiasts, among Nikon’s newly introduced NIKKOR lenses—the AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm F/3.5-4.5E ED, the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm F/1.4E ED and the AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm F/4.5-5.6G VR. For professional photographers looking to... Read more

Nikon’s New COOLPIX W300 Ready For Travel

Featuring a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, the rugged compact can capture high-quality images and 4K UHD video of the great outdoors in challenging conditions
Nikon COOLPIX W300
The new COOLPIX W300 is the latest member of Nikon’s COOLPIX family, ready to capture high-quality images and 4K UHD video just in time for summer adventures. Featuring a 16-megapixel CMOS back-side illuminated (BSI) sensor, the slim rugged compact is built for the elements—it’s waterproof down to 100 feet, shockproof to drops of nearly 8 feet,... Read more

Pixellu Launches SmartSlides

The new slideshow software for photographers is a creative business solution, whether using for clients or self-promotion
Pixellu SmartSlides
Pixellu has followed up its SmartAlbums album design software with the launch of SmartSlides, its new slideshow software for photographers. The software features an easy, three-step process that allows photographers to get slideshows online quickly, but the results are impressively professional-looking. SmartSlides features an intuitive interface—add... Read more

Rokinon Adds Cine DS 16mm T2.6 Lens To Series

The Cine DS System grows to 12 with the new full-frame super-wide-angle lens
Rokinon Cine DS 16mm T2.6 lens
Elite Brands has announced the addition of the Rokinon 16mm T2.6 super-wide-angle to the Cine DS lens system for film and video. The series grows to 12, with the new lens joining the 10mm T2.2 (APS-C), 12mm T3.1 (FF Fisheye), 14mm T3.1 (FF), 16mm T2.2 (APS-C), 16mm T2.6 (FF), 20mm T1.9 (FF), 24mm T1.5 (FF), 35mm T1.5 (FF), 50mm T1.5 (FF), 85mm T1.5... Read more

DJI Introduces Spark Camera Drone

The first mini drone from the company incorporates DJI’s advanced technology, plus new shooting modes and control by hand gesture
DJI Spark camera drone
The new Spark from DJI is the company’s first mini camera drone. It literally can lift off from your palm and can be controlled by a movement of your hand, entering Gesture Mode. The cool little drone weighs a mere 10.6 ounces, and it’s designed to be incredibly easy to use for pretty much everyone—not just photographers and videographers—to... Read more

RICOH Announces Rugged WG-50 Camera

The new WG Series compact combines a durable body with advanced technology for shooting in challenging outdoor conditions
Gearing up for summer photo adventures? RICOH has introduced the new rugged WG-50 compact camera, which upgrades and replaces the WG-30 (the WG-40/40W is available in Japan only). Ideal for travel and the outdoors, the WG Series compact is built for the elements, with a sturdy body incorporating advanced technology. The WG-50 is waterproof down to 45... Read more