Adobe Updates Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic CC, Adobe Camera Raw

The update covers new features, support for new cameras and lenses, and changes for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android and the web
Adobe Lightroom CC
Just a few short months after Adobe overhauled their Lightroom “ecosystem” with the launch of a new Lightroom CC and the transition of the traditional Lightroom to the name Lightroom Classic, Adobe has just announced a stream of updates for Lightroom on desktop, iOS and Android and for Lightroom Classic. The updates (listed below in the Adobe blog... Read more

Leica CL Camera And Elmarit-TL 18mm F/2.8 ASPH Lens Introduced

Leica has expanded its APS-C universe with a new compact mirrorless camera and a smallest-in-segment wide-angle lens
Leica cameras
Leica has expanded its APS-C universe with a new compact mirrorless camera, the Leica CL, and a smallest-in-segment wide-angle lens, the Elmarit-TL 18mm F/2.8 ASPH. The Leica CL joins the Leica TL2 in the new lineup, which we reviewed shortly after it was introduced in July 2017. Suitable for a variety of photographic applications, although the camera... Read more

Canon CarePAK PLUS 13-Month Coverage Free

Through January 6, 2018, purchase select Canon cameras and lenses, and get the company’s accidental damage protection for 13 months at no charge
Through January 6, 2018, purchase select Canon cameras and lenses, and get Canon CarePAK PLUS accidental damage protection for 13 months at no charge.
Through January 6, 2018, purchase select Canon cameras and lenses, and get the Canon CarePAK PLUS accidental damage protection free for 13 months when you register the product within 30 days. The program protects gear beyond the standard warranty period, repairing the product to working condition or replacing it with an equivalent. And all services... Read more

Lensrentals And LensProToGo Partnership Announced

Photographers, videographers and filmmakers will have access to the largest selection of rental gear in the photo and video industry in the U.S.
photography gear rental, lensrentals, lensprotogo
Lensrentals and LensProTo Go have announced a new partnership, giving photographers, videographers and filmmakers access to the largest selection of rental gear in the photo and film industry in the U.S., from cameras and lenses to drones and lighting solutions and more. Both companies will continue to operate as usual, but the partnership will allow... Read more

Think Tank Photo Introduces Airport Advantage Plus Rolling Camera Bag

Built for photographers traveling with their gear, the rugged lightweight bag meets domestic and international airline requirements
camera bags
Travel for photographers can be a challenge, at times, especially with the restrictions the airlines often throw our way. (This article has some excellent airline travel tips for photographers.) Think Tank Photo has introduced a new rolling camera bag, the Airport Advantage Plus, designed to make reaching your assignment or photo destination with your... Read more

FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO Conversion Software Launches

The free software allows photographers to convert RAW files quickly while maintaining image quality. Plus, the FUJIFILM GFX 50S and X-T2 and X-T20 cameras get firmware updates.
FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO software, image-editing software
FUJIFILM has introduced FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO, new free conversion software that allows photographers to convert RAW files while maintaining image quality. Compatible with Mac and PC, image conversion is designed to be fast, as the software uses the camera’s X-Processor Pro engine instead of a computer’s CPU to process files, individually or as... Read more

Phase One Capture One Pro 11 Launches

The RAW conversion and image-editing software gets a major update, including improvements to performance and an overhaul of the Local Adjustments tool
Capture One Pro 11, image-editing software
Phase One has released an update to Capture One Pro with version 11, with the RAW conversion and image-editing software getting improvements to performance and an overhaul of the Local Adjustments tool, among other features. The Local Adjustments tool is now referred to as Layers, and it has much more precise control over masking. All adjustment tools... Read more

Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F/1.25 ASPH Lens Announced

The Noctilux line expands, with a fast lens designed to deliver superb optical performance for portrait and close-up photography
Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F/1.25 ASPH lens
Leica has expanded the Noctilux line with the announcement of the Noctilux-M 75mm F/1.25 ASPH., a fast lens designed to deliver superb optical performance for portrait and close-up photography. The lens joins the Noctilux-M 50mm F/0.95 APSH in the series (introduced in 2008) and builds on the original Noctilux lenses, which Leica first introduced back... Read more

Sony Introduces Ultrafast G Series CFast 2.0 Memory Cards

Designed to meet the demands of photographers and videographers, the 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB cards feature a write speed of up to 510 MB/s and a read speed of up to 530 MB/s
memory cards
Sony grows its memory card series with the introduction of the ultrafast G Series CFast 2.0 cards, which join the company’s line of SSD, XQD and SxS memory solutions. Designed to meet the demands of photographers and videographers shooting high-capacity DSLRs and 4K cinema cameras, the 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB cards feature a write speed of up to 510... Read more

Drobo Introduces Platinum And Gold Power User Packages

The 5D3 DAS and 5N2 NAS 5-bay special editions are designed to provide photographers and videographers with high-performance storage solutions while protecting valuable files with additional safety features
file storage
Drobo has an excellent line of storage solutions for photographers, videographers and other creatives, and those Drobo “power users” will be interested in the new Platinum and Gold Edition packages for the 5D3 direct-attached and 5N2 network-attached 5-bay storage drives. The new editions are designed to provide high-performance storage functionality... Read more

Westcott Solix LED Light Introduced

Available as part of three different kits, the compact, portable lighting solution is built to deliver quality daylight-balanced light in an intuitively designed package for both photographers and filmmakers
LED lighting
The lighting pros at Westcott make some of our favorite studio and location tools, and now the Solix LED light joins the Westcott universe. Available as part of three different kits, the new compact, portable lighting solution is built to deliver quality light in an intuitively designed package for both photographers and filmmakers, whether shooting... Read more

Hasselblad Rental Program Launches

Giving both enthusiast and professional photographers an opportunity to work with medium-format systems
camera rentals
Hasselblad has launched a new rental program, “Rent A Hasselblad,” looking to give both enthusiast and professional photographers an opportunity to work with the company’s medium-format systems. Photographers can test before they buy or reserve a camera-lens combo for a photo shoot using the new service. Right now, only the 50-megapixel X1D-50c... Read more
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