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

YI Technology 360 VR Camera Launches

The camera can shoot 360-degree video in 5.7K at 30 fps, with the capability to create in-camera stitching for 4K video and live-streaming
VR cameras
Earlier this year, YI Technology introduced the YI 4K+ Action Camera to the world, a virtual-reality camera that captures UHD 4K video at 60 fps. Now the company has announced the YI 360 VR Camera, the first of its kind to shoot 360-degree video in 5.7K at 30 fps, and with the capability to create in-camera stitching for 4K video and live-streaming.... Read more

ON1 Photo RAW 2018 Released

Positioned as a Lightroom alternative, the updated image editor and organizer features a series of enhancements for photographers and other creatives, including improved RAW processing
image-editing software
The newly released ON1 Photo RAW 2018 features a series of enhancements for photographers and other creatives, positioning itself as a Lightroom alternative. The updated editing software has evolved from a set of plug-ins into a powerful single nondestructive RAW image editor and organization tool. Based on feedback from those who participated in the... Read more

DxO Buys Nik Collection, Releases DxO PhotoLab

A Nik update is slated for mid-2018 delivery, while OpticsPro has been rebranded, now with U Point local adjustment tools
DxO, Nik Collection
DxO PhotoLab with U Point local adjustment technology When Google quietly announced it was dropping support of the desktop Nik Collection in May, the photographers who relied on the image-editing software were supremely disappointed. The good news now is that imaging technology innovator DxO has purchased the Nik assets, with plans to deliver an update... Read more

Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens Pricing, Availability Announced

Priced at $449, the new Global Vision lens is scheduled for late November delivery
Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary lens
Sigma has announced pricing and availability for its 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens, which was introduced at the 2017 PhotoPlus Expo last month. The Global Vision lens is scheduled for late November delivery, with a price of $449. We reviewed the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary recently and look forward to a hands-on test with this... Read more

Panasonic LUMIX G9 Introduced

Focusing on professional stills photographers, the 20.3-megapixel mirrorless camera features 20 fps high-speed burst shooting, 6.5 stops of compensation and a huge 3,680K-dot OLED Live View Finder
Panasonic LUMIX G9
Panasonic has introduced the new LUMIX G9 mirrorless camera, designed for professional stills photographers, offering the highest image quality in LUMIX history, notes Panasonic. The 20.3-megapixel G9 features 20 fps high-speed burst shooting and a huge 3,680K-dot OLED Live View Finder. Look for our field test as soon as we have a review copy in our... Read more

Hensel Introduces New Lighting Solutions

The Grand Mini 85 parabolic softbox is available for pre-order; the new Schönes Licht Lighting Kit, for under $1,000, is ready to order now
Hensel lighting solutions
The lighting pros at Hensel have introduced new products for photographers and other creatives—the Grand Mini 85 parabolic softbox, the latest addition to Hensel’s Grand softbox series, and the Schönes Licht Lighting Kit, priced at under $1,000. Designed for location shooting (though it can be an excellent solution for studio photographers), the... Read more

Leica Q Silver Edition Announced

The camera features the same tech specs as the black model, including a 24-megapixel full-frame sensor and Leica Summilux 28mm F/1.7 ASPH lens
Leica Q (Typ 116) Silver Anodized camera
We appreciate Leica’s dedication to crafting imaging solutions that are all about the art of photography. The latest addition to the Leica universe is the Leica Q (Typ 116) Silver Anodized, featuring the same tech specs as the black model, including a 24-megapixel full-frame sensor and Leica Summilux 28mm F/1.7 ASPH lens. While the new camera maintains... Read more

Hasselblad Introduces XCD 135mm And XCD 80mm Lenses

The line of premium optics for the mirrorless medium-format X1D-50c camera system grows to nine
Hasselblad has announced the addition of the XCD 135mm and XCD 80mm lenses for the mirrorless medium-format X1D-50c, growing the camera system’s lens universe to nine optics in 2018. (Look for Digital Photo Pro’s hands-on review of the X1D-50c, coming soon.) The XH lens adapter allows X1D photographers to use all 12 HC/HCD system lenses. With its... Read more

Paul C. Buff Debuts Redesigned Website, Online Store

The photographic lighting company’s site provides an improved user experience, with new features
Paul C. Buff
Paul C. Buff has announced the launch of its new redesigned website and online store. The photographic lighting company’s site provides an improved user experience, with new features. Among the highlights are a cleaner design with expanded content. Products are easier to locate, with more detailed information, and easier to order through the revamped... Read more

Phottix Juno Transceiver Flash Announced

The manual hot-shoe flash is available as a standalone unit or as part of a kit for location photographers
on-camera flash
Phottix has introduced the Juno transceiver flash, a new lighting solution for location photographers, at a nice price point of $139.95 for the standalone unit. (Be sure to check out Digital Photo Pro’s guide, 11 Ways To Improve Your Photographic Lighting.) Available now, as part of a kit as well, the manual hot-shoe flash is compatible with a wide... Read more

Canon Professional Services Platinum Members Get Next-Day Shipping

The support program for professionals provides two-day turnaround for equipment serviced after an estimate is approved
Canon Professional Services
Officially launched at PhotoPlus Expo 2017, the Canon Professional Services program featuring next-day shipping for Platinum members is in full swing. Professionals who are members of that level of the CPS program are provided two-day turnaround for equipment after an estimate is approved. A next-day loaner is provided for longer repairs. Additional... Read more
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