Leica Releases Ping Pong Inspired M-P Grip

The new Leica M-P "Grip" was designed in a partnership with German artist and photographer Rolf Sachs
Leica M-P Grip
Leica truly appears to be having fun with the various options they’ve created for the M-P Typ 240 camera. Released in 2012, the Typ 240 has had a number of special editions including recent ones like the M-P Titan and M-P Edition Safari, or Leica’s ala carte options for building your own Typ 240. The latest option is the M-P “Grip”,... Read more

Last Weeks To Enter HIPA 2016 Photo Competition

The deadline for entering the HIPA Competition ends on October 31
HIPA 2016
While recently created, the Hamdan International Photography Award has quickly grown to be one of the most prestigious photo competitions in the world. Last year, over 5,000 photographers submitted images to in the hopes of gaining recognition and winning the large cash prizes. The prize pool for HIPA 2016 totals $423,000. The first place winner takes... Read more

Ansel Adams Arca-Swiss 4×5 Camera Up For Auction

Used by Adams and his assistant Liliane de Cock, the Arca-Swiss camera is up for auction with bids starting at $35,000
The auction house, Heritage Auction, has put Ansel Adams 4×5 Arca-Swiss monorail camera up for auction. According to Heritage, this camera is the first camera used by Adams to ever come up for auction. The lot includes more than just Adams’ camera. It will also come with three lenses, extra bag bellows, a pair of Graflex graphic film pack... Read more

Bowens Introduces Generation X Flash Range After Long Delays

After a production delay to start the year, Bowens is ready to showcase their Generation X flash head line, which will be available at PhotoPlus Expo 2016.
Bowens Generation X
Later this month at PhotoPlus Expo in New York, UK manufacturer Bowens is expected to launch their Generation X flash range. It’s been a rocky road for the flash manufacturer’s latest line of flash heads. In February, Bowens pulled out of the English photography conference, The Photography Show, because the Gen X line wasn’t ready... Read more

Sony Launches RX100 V And a6500 Cameras

New bodies show company back to full strength
At Sony’s gleaming new Manhattan headquarters, the company announced today an RX100 Mark V and the a6500. Both follow the a99 II announced at Photokina with groundbreaking, pro features in premium compact bodies. This launch is important for Sony because it’s the first in their new NYC offices and with more Kondo (their design mantra). It... Read more

Hoya Solas Infrared Neutral Density Filters Exclusive To USA

The new Hoya Solas filters are only available in the United States and supposed to repress infrared contamination.
Hoya Solas Filters
Hoya has a new, exclusive to U.S. customers, line of  Solas infrared neutral density filters. According to Hoya, the Solas filters offer consistent color balance while suppressing infrared. This should result in balanced images with reduced infrared contamination, such as digital artifacts and color shifts. For more details and filters sizes check... Read more

Phase One Releases Large XF System Firmware Update

Along with the XF system update, PhaseOne is also releasing a new XF-V Grip for improved handheld workflow
Phase One XF System
Phase One has a new firmware update for their XF Camera System that the company is very excited about. The firmware update has some cool features, like a now complete electronic shutter integration—a first for medium format photography Phase One claims, and improved flash controls, as well as, improved Profoto lighting connectivity. However, what... Read more

Sony Redesigns Alpha Universe Site, Adds Podcast, Imaging Collective

Sony has a trio of new educational offerings for fans of their a-series cameras.
Alpha Universe
Sony has a trio of new educational services for fans of their a-series cameras. First, they redesigned their “a Universe” website. The site is a community site for a-series fans with content created by them. The redesign is supposed to highlight more of the site’s content. Second, the site’s Editor-in-Chief has started a bi-weekly... Read more

Fujifilm GFX Press Conference Video

The complete video of the 2016 Photokina trade show press conference.
Fujifilm announced the Fujifilm GFX at the 2016 Photokina trade show. This is the complete video of the Fujifilm press event, including details on the new medium format system, the lens roadmap and estimated street price. The Fujifilm GFX is a hotly anticipated camera, something that Fuji fans have been clamoring for since rumors of its development... Read more

GoPro Finally Unveils The Karma Drone

The drone was introduced alongside the new HERO5 camera
GoPro Karma
For awhile, GoPro’s Karma was a poorly kept secret, and then it became a “So, when will it be out?” product. This past Monday, GoPro’s announcement slipped under the radar a bit, mostly because they did it while all of the photography eyeballs were trained on Photokina. But, they’ve finally announced it. The Karma drone... Read more