ProMediaGear Releases Pro-Stix 34 Series Carbon-Fiber Tripods

Four compact models make up the rugged line, designed to travel with professional photographers and videographers
ProMedia Gear Pro-Stix tripods
Photo courtesy of ProMediaGear ProMediaGear has launched the new Pro-Stix 34 Series carbon-fiber tripods, designed and built for professional photographers and videographers. There are four models in the rugged line—the TR343, TR343L, TR344 and TR344L. Rated to support camera systems weighing up to 60 pounds, the compact and lightweight tripods are... Read more

Exposure X2 Gets Advanced Layers Update

The nondestructive RAW photo editor from Alien Skin Software provides photographers with advanced layering tools for more creative choices, plus new presets and expanded workflow options
Alien Skin Software Exposure X2
Exposure X2, the nondestructive RAW photo editor from Alien Skin Software, has an Advanced Layers Update. The new advanced layering tools will allow photographers and other creatives to stack effects—copying and pasting layers, individually turning layers on and off, applying them to multiple images are only a few of the layering features. As part... Read more

Drobo Releases 5N2 Storage Solution

The update to the 5N represents the company’s fastest 5-bay network attached storage device
Drobo 5N2
Drobo has introduced the new 5N2 network attached storage device, an update to the 5N, and the company says it’s the fastest 5-bay DROBO NAS yet. The 5N2 includes two 1 Gb Ethernet ports (for two-unit connectivity), an upgraded processor (making it twice as fast as the 5N) and DroboDR (a disaster recovery solution), plus DroboApps (for remote access... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court Vacancy—For A Photographer

A full-time position with the Curator’s Office at the Supreme Court of the United States is open
Supreme Court photographer
The Curator’s Office at the United States Supreme Court is looking for a full-time photographer. Among the photographer’s duties are documenting the history of the Supreme Court, as well as the people who work at the Court, the architecture of the Supreme Court Building, and the historic objects and artwork in the Court’s Collection, which is... Read more

Sigma 135mm F1.8 Art Lens Ready For Pre-Order

The versatile mid-range telephoto will be priced at $1,400
Sigma lenses
At the 2017 CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show in Tokyo in February, Sigma announced the addition of four new lenses to its Global Vision lens line: the 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art, 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art, 24-70mm F2.8 DG HSM OS Art and 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG HSM OS Contemporary. Now, the 135mm F/1.8 Art is available for pre-order. The 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art is... Read more

2017 Aperture Summer Open Accepting Submissions

Photographers are invited to enter the annual international exhibition, with work that relates to the idea of freedom
Aperture Foundation
The 2017 Aperture Summer Open is accepting submissions, and this year is inviting photographers to submit work relating to the idea of freedom—what it looks like and what it doesn’t look like. The deadline is April 5, 2017, 12:00 noon, EST. Curated by Eric Gottesman, Hank Willis Thomas and Wyatt Gallery of Freedoms, the annual international exhibition... Read more

Meyer-Optik Completes Trioplan Trilogy Art Lenses

With the unique “Soap Bubble Bokeh,” the Trioplan 35+ F/2.8 Fine Art wide-angle joins the 100mm and 50mm lenses
Meyer-Optik lenses
Meyer-Optik-Görlitz is interested in the “rediscovery of photography as art” with its Trioplan Trilogy of lenses, and the final lens in the series is the Trioplan 35+ F/2.8 Fine Art wide-angle lens. The 35mm joins the Trioplan 50mm F/2.9 and 100mm F/2.8 lenses, with a “Soap Bubble Bokeh” known for its unique rendering. The Trioplan 35+ will... Read more

Tenba Introduces Cineluxe Collection Camera Bags

Designed in collaboration with professional filmmakers, the new bags also incorporate features attractive to photographers who need to switch between still and cine cameras
Tenba camera bags
Tenba has introduced the new Cineluxe Collection of video camera bags, designed in collaboration with working filmmakers. The bags satisfy a variety of needs—the larger models can accommodate professional camcorders, cinema cameras and ENG rigs from Sony, Canon, RED, Blackmagic and others, while the smaller bags hold mirrorless or DSLR cameras with... Read more

Kensington Introduces New Anti-Theft Accessories

The NanoSaver Keyed Laptop Lock and Nano Security Slot are designed to protect ultrathin devices and desktop peripherals
Kensington has been designing physical security accessories for our professional and personal devices for 25 years. And, as our mobile electronics become thinner and more lightweight, the easier it is for them to become targets of theft. Enter Kensington’s new NanoSaver Keyed Laptop Lock and Nano Security Slot, specifically designed to protect today’s... Read more

W. Eugene Smith Fund Accepting Submissions

The prestigious Fund’s grant celebrating humanistic photography and photojournalism has been increased to $35,000 this year
W. Eugene Smith Fund
An image from Justyna Mielnikiewicz’ portfolio, “A Diverging Frontier,” which received last year’s W. Eugene Smith Grant. The prestigious W. Eugene Smith Fund is accepting applications for its annual grant celebrating humanistic photography and photojournalism. The submitted works should reflect the tradition of Smith, the remarkable photojournalist... Read more

ProMediaGear Debuts Pro-Stix Carbon-Fiber Tripods

The new professional series of rugged tripods features light weight and quality construction
ProMedia Gear Pro-Stix tripods
A new line of rugged carbon-fiber tripods from ProMediaGear is designed to meet the demanding needs of professional photographers and videographers. The Pro-Stix tripods—the TR423, TR424 and TR424L—feature a 42mm diameter with 10x layer carbon-fiber top legs and a machined lightweight aluminum apex. The Pro-Stix tripods support camera systems plus... Read more

Hasselblad Launches XCD 120mm F/3.5 Macro Lens

It’s the first of four new lenses optimized for the Hasselblad mirrorless X1D medium-format camera
Hasselblad XCD 120mm
Hasselblad is growing its XCD lens line for the mirrorless X1D medium-format camera, and the first of the four new lenses is the XCD 120mm F/3.5 Macro. Among its features is an aperture range of F/3.5 to F/32, with 1:2 magnification and full flash sync up to 1/2000 sec. The XCD 120mm is scheduled to be released in late June 2017. The XCD lenses marry... Read more