Manfrotto Announces Pro Light Bumblebee Camera Bag Series

The versatile backpacks and messengers are designed for pros and enthusiasts shooting both photos and video on outdoor adventures
Manfrotto Pro Light Bumblebee camera bags
Manfrotto Bumblebee-230 PL Backpack The new Pro Light Bumblebee camera bag series from Manfrotto is an update to the company’s previous line of Bumblebee packs, which in turn updated the legendary Kata Bumblebee bags that were popular when the Kata and Manfrotto bag lines merged. We’ve just received our samples, so look for our hands-on review of... Read more

Benro Releases Aero 7 Video Tripod

Built for travel, the compact support is designed for filmmakers and videographers on the road and in the field
Benro Aero 7 video tripod
Benro expands the Aero family of video tripods with the release of the new Aero 7 travel video tripod, a compact support designed for filmmakers and videographers on the road and in the field. Small enough to carry in a backpack or airline carry-on, the portable tripod weighs 7.8 pounds and supports rigs weighing up to 15 pounds for creatives working... Read more

Tenba Roadie Rolling Cases Get An Upgrade

The series is designed for photographers and filmmakers, with professional looks and features while maintaining an understated profile
Tenba Roadie cases
Tenba has upgraded its Roadie series of rolling cases for photographers and filmmakers. Designed with professionals in mind, the line features pro looks and features while maintaining an understated profile. Eight models make up the series—the Roller 18, Roller 21, Hybrid Roller 21, Air Case Roller 21, Roller 24, HDSLR/Video Backpack 20-inch, HDSLR/Video... Read more

Phase One Introduces Capture One Styles Packs

The new editing tool is designed to optimize the imaging workflow for photographers and other creatives, from professionals to new Capture One users
Phase One Capture One Styles Packs
Capture One Styles Packs from Phase One: An example of four different Styles applied to the same image. Phase One has announced Capture One Styles Packs, designed to optimize the imaging workflow for photographers and other creatives. With this introduction, Phase One is releasing five Styles Packs—Cinematic (with 18 unique Styles), B&W (with... Read more

Adorama Screens Chris Burkard Documentary “Under an Arctic Sky”

Tickets are on sale for the June 8 screening of the adventure film, which follows Burkard and six surfers in remote northern Iceland
Chris Burkard
Adorama will host a June 8th New York City screening of the documentary film “Under an Arctic Sky,” which follows adventure photographer Chris Burkard and six surfers on the northern coast of Iceland. The film will have two seatings, 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., at the AMC Empire 25 Theater on W. 42nd Street. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival... Read more

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