VSCO Opens Free Studio

The free studio space is open for two-hour sessions
You may recognize VSCO as the robust photo editing app available to smartphone users that enjoy shooting and editing via their phones. Or perhaps you recognize their filter and film packs that work in Camera Raw and Lightroom. For those who live or regularly work in New York City, VSCO is offering a new option to help aspiring and pro photographers... Read more

Supporting Pro Photographers At The Rio Olympic Games

Canon’s Support Center at the Rio Olympic Games aims to help photographers with malfunctioning equipment
Canon CPS Depot
Despite the controversial cloud hanging over the latest iteration of the International Olympic Games, professional photographers have been prepping for the largest sporting event in the world for months. And just behind them is Canon’s Professional Services. For the last few Olympic games, Canon has been setting up shop in the media centers of the... Read more

Serif Releases Update Notes For Affinity Photo Before Fall Release

The updated Affinity Photo adds a number of new updates and preps for the upcoming Windows version.

Affinity Photo screenshot
Serif has updated their Affinity Photo image editing app with a number of new features. Version 1.5 will be available in early fall with improved HDR merge, tone mapping and new ways to edit 360-degree images, which are growing in popularity. The company is also developing a Windows version which is currently in a free public beta. For more details... Read more

G-Technology Announces Updated Hardrives

G-DRIVE®, G-RAID® and G-SPEED® Families Receive Capacity and Performance Bumps
In mid-July, G-Technology announced that three of the company’s storage lines would be getting updates. These include new hard drives for the G-Speed, G-Raid, and G-Drive lines. Apparently, there was some confusion about what was actually being updated. For a quick read check out this list: G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt – Upgraded to 8TB and 10TB.... Read more

Leica Releases SL Firmware Update 2.1

Leica announces SL firmware update, new software and a new lens adapter.

Leica SL firmware update
Leica has a number of new updates for their SL  systems including a firmware update, new software updates and a new lens adapter. Firmware update 2.1 improves tethering and was made to work in conjunction with Leica Image Shuttle 3.4 and Leica Tethered Plug-in 1.1.0. Both of the software updates improve tethered workflow. The new lens adapter i the... Read more

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 105mm f/1.4 ED Lens Announced

FX-Mount Short Telephoto Lens Perfect For Portraits And Events
Nikon has unveiled the new Nikkor AF-S Nikor 105mm f/1.4 ED lens. The perfect choice for Nikon portrait and event photographers, the lens features extra-low dispersion glass and the company’s Nano Crystal Coat technology for low levels of chromatic aberration, fringing and flare. The lens uses the company’s Silent Wave Motor for fast autofocus.... Read more

Elite Brands Expands The XEEN by Rokinon Cine Lens Line

The Cine Lens line gets expanded to six with the new 135mm lens.

Elite Brands is expanding their XEEN by Rokinon Cine Lens line to six with the new 135mm T.2. lens. The lens are geared toward filming video and are compatible with changeable mounts that fit PL, Canon, Nikon, Sony E and MFT camera systems. The new 135mm lens will be a available for $2495. For more details and some technical specs check out the press... Read more

Royal Group International Debuts New Lenses and Flashes

The lenses include fisheyes and a new telephoto.
Royal Group International is releasing a number of new products including new lenses and flashes. The lenses including an 8mm aspherical ultra fisheye lens and an 85mm telephoto lens, both are come in Nikon and Canon mounts. They are also releasing a line of Opteka fisheye lenses. These include the The 7.5mm F/8 DG HD Fisheye, 9mm F/8 DG HD Fisheye... Read more

Moose Peterson Partners With MindShift Gear For New Camera Bags

MindShift's Moose Peterson line of camera bags were made in a partnership with the outdoor photographer
Moose Peterson MP-1 camera bag
In a partnership with nature and wildlife photographer, Moose Peterson, MindShift Gear is (re)newing his namesake bag lines. Originally, Peterson created a line of bags in the 1990s with function called “Moose Ears” that allowed outdoor photographers to access their gear quickly while also providing dust and water protection. How the “Moose... Read more

First Schneider Kreuznach ‘Blue Ring’ Lenses Announced By Phase One

Phase One’s new Schneider Kreuznach ‘Blue Ring’ lenses feature fullfFrame sensor coverage and improved precision.

Schneider Kreuznach 'Blue Ring' Lenses
Phase One’s two new Schneider Kreuznach ‘Blue Ring’ lenses are designed for the XF system (that of the 50 and 100MP cameras). The Blue Rings are the first zoom lenses in the series. The new lenses are the Schneider Kreuznach 40-80mm LS F4.0-5.6 and the Schneider Kreuznach 75-150mm LS F4.0-5.6. Both are optimized for Phase One’s... Read more