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

Paul C. Buff Debuts Redesigned Website, Online Store

The photographic lighting company’s site provides an improved user experience, with new features
Paul C. Buff
Paul C. Buff has announced the launch of its new redesigned website and online store. The photographic lighting company’s site provides an improved user experience, with new features. Among the highlights are a cleaner design with expanded content. Products are easier to locate, with more detailed information, and easier to order through the revamped... Read more

Phottix Juno Transceiver Flash Announced

The manual hot-shoe flash is available as a standalone unit or as part of a kit for location photographers
on-camera flash
Phottix has introduced the Juno transceiver flash, a new lighting solution for location photographers, at a nice price point of $139.95 for the standalone unit. (Be sure to check out Digital Photo Pro’s guide, 11 Ways To Improve Your Photographic Lighting.) Available now, as part of a kit as well, the manual hot-shoe flash is compatible with a wide... Read more

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
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