Canon Professional Services Platinum Members Get Next-Day Shipping

The support program for professionals provides two-day turnaround for equipment serviced after an estimate is approved
Canon Professional Services
Officially launched at PhotoPlus Expo 2017, the Canon Professional Services program featuring next-day shipping for Platinum members is in full swing. Professionals who are members of that level of the CPS program are provided two-day turnaround for equipment after an estimate is approved. A next-day loaner is provided for longer repairs. Additional... Read more

Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary Lens Announced

The second prime in the series, it’s the first interchangeable lens for mirrorless E-mount cameras in APS-C format with a 24mm focal length and ƒ/1.4 aperture
Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary lens
Sigma has introduced the 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary lens at the 2017 Photo Plus Expo. The second lens in the series, it’s the first interchangeable lens for mirrorless E-mount cameras in APS-C format with a 24mm focal length and ƒ/1.4 aperture. We recently shot with the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary, and look forward to a hands-on... Read more

Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens Launches

The lightweight ultra-telephoto zoom is designed for full-frame Canon and Nikon DSLRs
Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD lens
Originally announced as under development in September 2017, the Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035) has officially landed, compatible with full-frame Canon and Nikon DSLRs. Designed to deliver “superior optical quality,” says Tamron, the lens owes its autofocus performance and Vibration Compensation (VC) with four stops of stabilization... Read more

Ricoh Introduces Two Pentax Star-Series K-Mount Lenses

Designed for high-megapixel DSLRs and ultra-high-res photography, the HD PENTAX-D FA★ 50mm F1.4 SDM AW and HD PENTAX-DA★ 11-18mm F2.8 are the first two lenses in the new line
Pentax lenses
HD PENTAX-D FA★ 50mm F1.4 SDM AW At the 2017 Photo Plus Expo in New York, Ricoh has introduced the new Pentax Star-series lenses for high-megapixel K-mount DSLRs. Designed for ultra-high-res photography, the HD PENTAX-D FA★ 50mm F1.4 SDM AW and HD PENTAX-DA★ 11-18mm F2.8 are the first two lenses in the new line. HD PENTAX-DA★ 11-18mm F2.8 The... Read more

Olympus Grows M.ZUIKO PRO F1.2 Prime Lens Series

The M.ZUIKO Digital ED 17mm F1.2 PRO and M.ZUIKO Digital ED 45mm F1.2 PRO Micro Four Thirds lenses are designed to deliver gorgeous bokeh
Olympus lenses
New from Olympus, the M.ZUIKO Digital ED 17mm F1.2 PRO lens Olympus is growing its M.ZUIKO PRO F1.2 prime lens series, with the addition of the M.ZUIKO Digital ED 17mm F1.2 PRO and M.ZUIKO Digital ED 45mm F1.2 PRO Micro Four Thirds lenses, designed to deliver gorgeous bokeh. Lightweight and compact, the new Olympus optics are among the Best Lenses of... Read more

Sony a7R III Announced, Plus New Lenses

The full-frame interchangeable-lens mirrorless camera features a 42.4 MP sensor and 10 fps continuous, while the FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS is a standard-zoom full-frame lens; the G Master 400mm F2.8 super-telephoto full-frame E-mount is in development
Sony a7R III
Sony a7R III Announced In the run-up to the 2017 Photo Plus Expo trade show in New York, Sony gathered journalists for the announcement of the Sony a7R III. While the name indicates an incremental update from the a7R II, the technological advances applied to this camera make it feel more like a hybrid of the a7R II and the a9. If Sony used different... Read more

Hasselblad X1D And H6D Firmware Updates

The newly released 1.19 firmware update improves the functionality of the medium-format X and H systems; check out the video, too
Hasselblad medium-format cameras
Hasselblad has released firmware update 1.19 for the X1D-50c and H6D medium-format cameras (the H6D-50c and H6D-100c), improving functionality of the X and H systems. (Look for our hands-on review of the X1D-50c in the December 2017 issue of Digital Photo Pro.) With the update, the 50-megapixel mirrorless X1D-50c has become more customizable for photographers,... Read more

Leica Reimagines Thambar-M 90mm F/2.2 Lens

The classic soft-focus lens gets an update, including a new single lens coating
Leica lenses
Photographers looking to create that dreamy bokeh look in their images have another tool to consider. Leica has reimagined its classic Thambar-M 90mm ƒ/2.2—originally released in 1935 as the Thambar 9cm ƒ/2.2—giving the soft-focus telephoto lens for people and landscape portraits an update. Leica products are known for their design aesthetic... Read more

Phase One Introduces Capture One Film Styles Pack

Inspired by analog film emulsions, this expansion of the imaging editor series is designed for photographers who want to recapture that retro grain and texture in their photos
image editing
Phase One introduced its first Styles Packs for photographers in June, then followed up with the SPECTRUM Styles Packs last month. Building on those imaging editors, Phase One has released the Film Styles Pack. Look for our hands-on review soon. Inspired by both color and black-and-white analog film emulsions of the past, the Film Styles Pack is designed... Read more

ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25 Lens Introduced

The high-speed wide-angle prime for full-frame DSLRs is the 11th lens in the premium Milvus series
ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25 lens
We love shooting with ZEISS lenses for the excellent image quality they deliver. Now the company has announced the new Milvus 1.4/25, the 11th lens in the premium line. The high-speed, wide-angle prime for full-frame DSLRs has a max ƒ/1.4 aperture, making it a fine choice for landscapes, architectural compositions and photojournalism, but it’s equally... Read more

Adobe Announces New Products, Big Updates At MAX 2017

At its Creativity Conference in Las Vegas, the company introduced Lightroom CC, a rebranded Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom mobile and Photoshop CC updates, and new Creative Cloud Photography plans
Adobe
The new Adobe Lightroom CC 10/20/17 Update: One of our contributors has been testing a pre-release version of Lightroom CC; here are his first impressions. Adobe has announced new products and big updates at MAX 2017. At its Creativity Conference in Las Vegas, the company introduced Lightroom CC, and updates to Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom mobile... Read more

Rokinon Introduces 35mm F1.4 AF Lens For Sony E-Mount

The high-speed full-frame prime is designed to deliver excellent performance at an affordable price
prime lenses
Rokinon has introduced its wide-angle 35mm F1.4 AF lens for Sony E-mount APS-C cameras. The high-speed full-frame prime is “designed to meet, and even exceed the performance of its direct competition at a more affordable price,” says the lens maker. The autofocus line expands to four, with this new lens joining the 14mm F2.8 AF, the 35mm F2.8 AF... Read more
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