Tamron Rings In 2018 With VIP Club

Photographers and other creatives who own multiple Tamron lenses can register them for special benefits
Tamron lenses
Tamron is ringing in the new year with its new VIP Club. Photographers and other creatives who own multiple Tamron lenses and have registered them online through the company’s website are eligible for special benefits in one of three tiers—Silver, Gold and Platinum. Eligibility applies to Tamron lenses registered since May 2011 through January 15,... Read more

Hasselblad XPan Lens Adapter For X System Announced

The new accessory allows photographers to use legacy XPan lenses with the X1D medium-format mirrorless camera
Hasselblad, XPan
Hasselblad has announced the XPan Lens Adapter, allowing photographers to use their legacy XPan lenses with the X1D medium-format mirrorless camera. Read Digital Photo Pro’s recent review of the Hasselblad X1D-50c. The supported lenses, which Hasselblad no longer manufactures or sells, are the XPan 30mm ƒ/5.6, the 45mm ƒ/4 and the 90mm ƒ/4. The... Read more

broncolor RFS 2.2 F Transceiver For Fujifilm Cameras Announced

The transmitter-receiver supports high-speed-sync capability and is compatible with the company’s monolights and pack systems that feature HS technology
broncolor RFS 2.2, transceivers
Fujifilm shooters will be happy to know that the lighting pros at broncolor have introduced the RFS 2.2 F transceiver for Fujifilm cameras, joining the Canon, Nikon and Sony units in the series. Developed in collaboration with Godox, the transmitter-receiver supports high-speed-sync capability and is compatible with broncolor’s monolights and pack... Read more

Anthem One LED Lighting System Introduced

The innovative modular system features a 30,000 lumen beam in a compact form factor, using “light cards” as light fields for applications including photography and cinematography
LED lighting solutions
Anthem One has introduced a new LED lighting solution, using technology that will make “existing industrial-grade lighting obsolete.” The innovative modular system features a 30,000 lumen beam in a compact form factor, using its Anthem Light Cards as light fields in applications including photography and cinematography. The thin, interchangeable... Read more

Adobe Updates Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic CC, Adobe Camera Raw

The update covers new features, support for new cameras and lenses, and changes for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android and the web
Adobe Lightroom CC
Just a few short months after Adobe overhauled their Lightroom “ecosystem” with the launch of a new Lightroom CC and the transition of the traditional Lightroom to the name Lightroom Classic, Adobe has just announced a stream of updates for Lightroom on desktop, iOS and Android and for Lightroom Classic. The updates (listed below in the Adobe blog... Read more

Leica CL Camera And Elmarit-TL 18mm F/2.8 ASPH Lens Introduced

Leica has expanded its APS-C universe with a new compact mirrorless camera and a smallest-in-segment wide-angle lens
Leica cameras
Leica has expanded its APS-C universe with a new compact mirrorless camera, the Leica CL, and a smallest-in-segment wide-angle lens, the Elmarit-TL 18mm F/2.8 ASPH. The Leica CL joins the Leica TL2 in the new lineup, which we reviewed shortly after it was introduced in July 2017. Suitable for a variety of photographic applications, although the camera... Read more

Canon CarePAK PLUS 13-Month Coverage Free

Through January 6, 2018, purchase select Canon cameras and lenses, and get the company’s accidental damage protection for 13 months at no charge
Through January 6, 2018, purchase select Canon cameras and lenses, and get Canon CarePAK PLUS accidental damage protection for 13 months at no charge.
Through January 6, 2018, purchase select Canon cameras and lenses, and get the Canon CarePAK PLUS accidental damage protection free for 13 months when you register the product within 30 days. The program protects gear beyond the standard warranty period, repairing the product to working condition or replacing it with an equivalent. And all services... Read more

Lensrentals And LensProToGo Partnership Announced

Photographers, videographers and filmmakers will have access to the largest selection of rental gear in the photo and video industry in the U.S.
photography gear rental, lensrentals, lensprotogo
Lensrentals and LensProTo Go have announced a new partnership, giving photographers, videographers and filmmakers access to the largest selection of rental gear in the photo and film industry in the U.S., from cameras and lenses to drones and lighting solutions and more. Both companies will continue to operate as usual, but the partnership will allow... Read more

Think Tank Photo Introduces Airport Advantage Plus Rolling Camera Bag

Built for photographers traveling with their gear, the rugged lightweight bag meets domestic and international airline requirements
camera bags
Travel for photographers can be a challenge, at times, especially with the restrictions the airlines often throw our way. (This article has some excellent airline travel tips for photographers.) Think Tank Photo has introduced a new rolling camera bag, the Airport Advantage Plus, designed to make reaching your assignment or photo destination with your... Read more

FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO Conversion Software Launches

The free software allows photographers to convert RAW files quickly while maintaining image quality. Plus, the FUJIFILM GFX 50S and X-T2 and X-T20 cameras get firmware updates.
FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO software, image-editing software
FUJIFILM has introduced FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO, new free conversion software that allows photographers to convert RAW files while maintaining image quality. Compatible with Mac and PC, image conversion is designed to be fast, as the software uses the camera’s X-Processor Pro engine instead of a computer’s CPU to process files, individually or as... Read more

Phase One Capture One Pro 11 Launches

The RAW conversion and image-editing software gets a major update, including improvements to performance and an overhaul of the Local Adjustments tool
Capture One Pro 11, image-editing software
Phase One has released an update to Capture One Pro with version 11, with the RAW conversion and image-editing software getting improvements to performance and an overhaul of the Local Adjustments tool, among other features. The Local Adjustments tool is now referred to as Layers, and it has much more precise control over masking. All adjustment tools... Read more

Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F/1.25 ASPH Lens Announced

The Noctilux line expands, with a fast lens designed to deliver superb optical performance for portrait and close-up photography
Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F/1.25 ASPH lens
Leica has expanded the Noctilux line with the announcement of the Noctilux-M 75mm F/1.25 ASPH., a fast lens designed to deliver superb optical performance for portrait and close-up photography. The lens joins the Noctilux-M 50mm F/0.95 APSH in the series (introduced in 2008) and builds on the original Noctilux lenses, which Leica first introduced back... Read more
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