Sony Announces Flagship a99 Mark II At Photokina

The a99 II packs 42MP and 12fps shooting into a body about the size of the company's earlier APS-C body.
At a press conference at the Photokina trade show, Sony took the state to announce the new Alpha 99 Mark II. marking the 10th anniversary of the Sony Alpha brand. In 2006, Sony released its first product the A100, after aqwuiring the Minolta photo product line. Based around a 42.2 MP sensor, with 12 fps, the a99II has 79+399 AF points, 12fps shooting,... Read more

Sony and Profoto Collaboration Allows Remote Triggering Of Lights

New partnership allows Sony to control Profoto lighting solutions with wireless trigger.
Sony and Profoto today announced a partnership that will allow users of Sony cameras to control and trigger Profoto lights via a wireless trigger. The new TTS-S works with several existing Profoto lighting solutions. We would not be surprised to see this wireless triggering system integrated into Sony cameras at some point. The press release is below.... Read more

Panasonic Announces 6K GH5 and 8K Plans

Panasonic introduces roadmap to 8K video and stills by the 2020 Olympics, and announces first 6K camera.
At a press conference at the Photokina trade show, Panasonic celebrated the 15th anniversary of their digital camera product lines and announced the Lumix GH5. The new camera will be able to capture 6K video at 30p. Panasonic’s Jake Hirose, Manager for Panasonic Marketing UK also announced a commitment to deploy 8K video and still cameras by... Read more

Tamron Announces Updated SP 150-600mm Di VC USD Lens

The second generation 150-600mm features a number of improvements.
SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
Tamron announced a new version of one of the company’s more popular telezoom lenses. The SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 is the second generation—as denoted by the G2. Improvements include more effective image stabilization. Tamron claims that they’ve added 4.5 stops. It also includes faster AF speed, a ‘Flex Zoom Lock’ mechanism... Read more

Canon Updates The 70-300mm EF Lens

The latest EF lens features Canon's Nano/USM tech and a new LCD display
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM
The new Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM lens adds to Canon’s long-running EF lens line. Based on how Canon has described the lens we’re looking at this as something of an upgrade over the long-in-the-tooth EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM lens. EF 70-300mm IIs come with Canon’s NANO USM tech that is designed to produce high-speed... Read more

Canon Announces New EOS M5 Camera And EF-M Lenses

The new EOS M5 is designed to look more like an SLR camera than a mirrorless with similar features.
Canon EOS M5
It appears Canon is going backwards and skipping in their naming conventions for the M-series of mirrorless cameras. Last year, Canon released the M10 which was a direct replacement for the M2, though the M3 already existed. This year, Canon is launching the M5, there were rumors about an M4, but all of the tech that was supposed to be in that version... Read more

Profoto D2 Is A New Monolight With TTL

Profoto claims that the D2 is the world's fastest monolight, with a flash duration of 1/63,000
Profoto D2
Profoto’s latest monolight, the D2, is an update of their D1 and they claim that it is the “world’s fastest monolight with TTL.” It comes in a 500WS version and a 1000WS version. Both feature High Speed Sync up to 1/8000 seconds, 20 flashes per second and the ability to freeze flash durations as short as 1/63,000 of a second. They’re... Read more

Manfrotto Launches Pro Light Reloader-55 Roller Bag

The PLR-55 bag is designed for travel and fits most international carry-on restrictions.
Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader-55 Roller Bag
Manfrotto has a new camera bag designed for travelers. The Pro Light Reloader-55 is a roller bag made to fit within in carry-on size restrictions. It can fit a gripped DLSR with an attached 400 200-400 lens. It also has a laptop space that can fit up to 17-inch screen models. The bag is available for purchase now at a retail price of $349. For more... Read more

Macphun Announces Aurora HDR 2017

Co-developed with Trey Ratcliff, Aurora HDR 2017 launches at the end of September.
MacPhun Aurora HDR 2017
Macphun has updated their popular HDR program, Aurora HDR. Co-developed with Trey Ratcliff, the latest edition, Aurora HDR 2017, launches at the end of September. They’ve upgraded or added 20 features to the program. Some of these include new presets and layer tools. A couple that caught our eye is the upgrade to RAW image processing speed and... Read more

Leica M-P “Titanium” Set Comes Out In October

The special edition version of the M-P is limited to only 333 product units.
Leica M-P "Titanium" Set press
Leica has been releasing special limited editions of their M-P (Typ 240) cameras for a few years now. The 2016 edition will be the Leica M-P “Titanium” Set. The camera will also have two available “Titanium” lenses in the Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH and the APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH. This edition will be extremely limited as... Read more