Sony Introduces Ultrafast G Series CFast 2.0 Memory Cards

Designed to meet the demands of photographers and videographers, the 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB cards feature a write speed of up to 510 MB/s and a read speed of up to 530 MB/s
memory cards
Sony grows its memory card series with the introduction of the ultrafast G Series CFast 2.0 cards, which join the company’s line of SSD, XQD and SxS memory solutions. Designed to meet the demands of photographers and videographers shooting high-capacity DSLRs and 4K cinema cameras, the 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB cards feature a write speed of up to 510... Read more

Drobo Introduces Platinum And Gold Power User Packages

The 5D3 DAS and 5N2 NAS 5-bay special editions are designed to provide photographers and videographers with high-performance storage solutions while protecting valuable files with additional safety features
file storage
Drobo has an excellent line of storage solutions for photographers, videographers and other creatives, and those Drobo “power users” will be interested in the new Platinum and Gold Edition packages for the 5D3 direct-attached and 5N2 network-attached 5-bay storage drives. The new editions are designed to provide high-performance storage functionality... Read more

Westcott Solix LED Light Introduced

Available as part of three different kits, the compact, portable lighting solution is built to deliver quality daylight-balanced light in an intuitively designed package for both photographers and filmmakers
LED lighting
The lighting pros at Westcott make some of our favorite studio and location tools, and now the Solix LED light joins the Westcott universe. Available as part of three different kits, the new compact, portable lighting solution is built to deliver quality light in an intuitively designed package for both photographers and filmmakers, whether shooting... Read more

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
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