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

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
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