The Manfrotto Befree GT XPRO is a new premium aluminium and carbon fibre travel tripod designed for professional travel photographers. Featuring a built-in 90° column for enhanced creative versatility, the Befree GT XPRO is 100% engineered, designed and manufactured in Italy.The aluminium Befree GT XPRO is priced at £269.95, and the carbon fibre version will retail for £409.95.
Apple's iPhone models and other high-end smartphones are increasingly regarded as serious tools for film-making, generating a market for movie-centric smartphone camera accessories. Last year premium lens makers Moment launched an anamorphic lens for smartphones, now rivals Sandmarc
The Leica CL “Urban Jungle by Jean Pigozzi” is the newest special edition release created in collaboration with French-Italian photographer, entrepreneur and art collector Jean Pigozzi.The Leica CL “Urban Jungle by Jean Pigozzi” is limited to 150 sets worldwide and will be on sale priced at $3,950 beginning June 25th 2019.Leic
Techart, who has previously launched the first autofocus adapter for manual lenses, has unveiled another groundbreaking product, Techart Sony E to Nikon Z Autofocus Adapter (TZE-01). The new TZE-01 is the world’s first autofocus adapter that allows Sony E-mount lenses to retain the Automatic Focus functionality when used on Nikon Z6 and Z7 cameras.
As image sensors are a driving force in innovating industries, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is pleased to announce two new CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductors) sensor products, the ultra-high resolution 120MXSI and ultra-high sensitivity 35MMFHDXSMA. These sensors help expand the company’s lineup of industrial vision products, and offer integrators and end users additional capabilities when developing solutions
The high demands of complex lighting and harsh environments require sensors capable of delivering high-dynamic range (HDR) and high-image quality in adverse temperature conditions. To answer this application need, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is pleased to announce that its parent company Canon Inc. is pursuing development of the 3U3MRXSAAC, a 2.8-megapixel, 1/2.32-inch CMOS sensor ideal for HDR imaging.
OLYMPUS ANNOUNCES FIRMWARE UPGRADES ENHANCING AUTOFOCUS PERFORMANCE AND IMAGE QUALITYVersion 3.0 for the OM-D® E-M1 Mark II, Version 1.1 for the OM-D E-M1X and Version 1.1 for Olympus® WorkspaceCENTER VALLEY, Pa., June 19, 2019 – Olympus is pleased to announce availability of the latest firmware upgrade for two interchangeable lens cameras, Version 3.0 for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II and Version 1.1 for the Olympus OM-D E-M1X. Additionally, Firmware Version 1.1 is now available for Oly
The Hasselblad X1D II 50C is a 50 megapixel mirrorless medium format digital camera. New features include a higher resolution 3.6-inch 2.36-million-dot touch display, higher resolution enhanced OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) with 3.69-million dots and a high magnification of 0.87x. Live view now features a faster refresh rate, reduced shutter lag and black out time between frames, plus there's an improved continuous capture rate and a startup time cut almost in half from the first generation.The Hasselblad X1D ll 50C will be available in July 2019 and will cost $5750/€5000/£4500. For more information see the
Mini-format film “CONFETTI” and square-format film “Star-illumination” with metallic frame also available to add a touch of flamboyance to your picturesTokyo, June 12, 2019 —FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has announced that it will release a hy
Sony’s Longest Reaching Prime Lens is World’s Lightest in its Class,
DxO, one of the most innovative companies in the photography and image editing industry, has announced the release of the Nik Collection 2 by DxO, a major upgrade to the famous plugin suite for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, and Elements. After bringing the Nik Collection back to the market with the software’s first stable version with customer support in June 2018, DxO is expanding the plugin suite with over 40 new creative presets and high-resolution monitor support for Windows. In addition, the Nik Collection 2 now comes with DxO
Lowepro’s new Photo Active backpacks are specifcally designed for today’s mirrorless and pro mirrorless kits, with dual side access panels that offer quick access to your camera and gear.Lowepro Photo Active is available in two sizes, BP 200 and BP 300, and two colors, Black/Dark Gray or Blue/Black. Pricing starts from £149.95 for the BP 200, and £174.95 for the BP 300. The Photo Active series will be available to
Tamron has officially announced the Tamron SP 45mm f/1.4 Di USD, availlable in Nikon mount (end of June), and Canon mount (end of July), with an RRP of £929, the lens is designed for full-frame DSLRs. Tamron say the lens is the finest in its history.Fast fixed focal SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD (Model F045) that boldly demonstrates Tamron’s lens-making expertise.
Newark, NJ (May 31, 2019) – Panasonic has announced that the company will release an Upgrade Firmware Key DMW-SFU2 for the full-frame mirrorless camera LUMIX S1 in July 2019. This paid software program will further expand the video performance of the LUMIX S1 for advanced video recording. As announced separately, the new LUMIX S1H features 14+ stops of full V-Log, which is equivalent to the V-Log of high-end cinema cameras such as the Cinema VariCam. The user can experience the 14+ stops of V-Log on the
Panasonic has officially announced the development of the new Lumix DC-S1H 6K Full Frame Mirrorless Camera. – the world’s first camera capable of video recording at 6K/24p (3:2 aspect ratio), 5.9K/30p (16:9 aspect ratio), and 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K. The S1H has been designed to produce video virtually identical to that of
Panasonic has announced the long waited Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPH lens. Panasonic’s versatile Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 lens covers focal length in full-frame terms is equivalent to 20-50mm on a Micro Four Thirds body, as a single lens that replaces five commonly used equivalent focal lengths: 20, 24, 28, 35 and 50mm.The Panasonic Leica DG 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH will be available in July for $1799/£1799. The lens currently available for pre-order at
The Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 Art lens for full-frame Sony E, Canon RF and Nikon Z mirrorless cameras has just been announced.Lomography Press Release
HONOR’s Flagship N-Series Welcomes Its Latest Member – HONOR 20 Series[London, May 21, 2019] Global smartphone brand HONOR has today officially launched its HONOR 20 series: HONOR 20 LITE, HONOR 20 and HONOR 20 PRO. This masterpiece collection testifies to not only the excellence of HONOR’s N-Series, which is lauded for superior design and photography capability, but also the brand’s commitment to the youthful aesthetics and unmatched capabilities.&
-100+ megapixel sensor in a 55mm diagonal length large format offers highest resolution in the history of mirrorless cameras-Fast, accurate autofocus with the world’s first phase detection system, 4K video capability, and in-body image stabilization in a large sensor format1.Valhalla, New York, May 23, 20
Perfect for Outdoor Shooting with Tough Performance, Macro Functions and a Newly Developed Circular Fisheye ConverterCENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 22, 2019 – Olympus expands rugged and underwater shooting capabilities with the new Olympus Tough TG-6
Vancouver, Canada, May 2, 2019 - Metabones introduces the latest member of its award-winning Speed Booster family of DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) to mirrorless lens mount adapters, EF-EOS M Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x. Full-frame Canon EF-mount lenses are now one stop faster, 0.71x wider and with increased MFT (note 1) on Canon EOS M cameras. The 4k/UHD video crop on EOS M50 can also be mitigated with third-party APS-C lenses using this Metabones Speed Booster. Some Canon EF-S lenses may be modified to fit on the Speed Booster but Metabones cannot be hel
Portland, OR – April 23, 2019 – ON1, Inc announces that ON1 Photo RAW 2019.5, a free update to ON1 Photo RAW 2019, is coming in mid-May. ON1 continues rolling out valuable features in ON1 Photo RAW at breakneck speed making it the leading alternative to the Adobe® Photography Plan subscription. ON1 Photo RAW is currently th
Nikon just released the new firmware update version 2.0 for Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras to add Eye-Detection AF and improve low-light AF performance.Download links:
Following the same naming structure as the B1 and the B1X, Profoto has upgraded the features of the A1, and in my testing (more on that below), the A1X works seamlessly with the A1 and, of course, all the other Profoto lighting instruments. The primary changes and upgrades are as follows:
Rokinon AF 45mm f/1.8 FE lens for Sony E. A simple but effective lens, the Rokinon 45mm offers a relatively fast f/1.8 maximum aperture to balance size and speed as it manages to weigh just 5.7 oz and measure 2.2" long. It uses aspherical and extra-low dispersion elements to minimize various aberrations and an Ultra Multi-Coating reduces flare and ghosting. Additionally, it can focus as close as 1.5' and has a 9-bladed circular aperture for smooth bokeh.
Featuring a 2 times life-size reproduction with no visible CA, the new Laowa Macro is a high quality and versatile macro and portrait lens.China, 7 May 2019 – Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of unique Laowa camera lenses, is proud to announce the availability and pricing of the new Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro APO lens.Followed by the success of the Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2:1 Macro, the 100mm f/2.8 2:1 Macro is the 2nd member of Laowa 2:1 macro line-up. This new 100mm lens can cover full frame sensor and focus from 2:1 magnification to infinity. 100mm
Huawei has announced a new smartphone featuring a pop-up camera and bezel-less Full HD display. The release follows hot on the heels of the P30 Lite, a more affordable option in the flagship P30 series, which was released in April. The Huawei P Smart Z 2019 offers a 16-megapixel camera on the rear with a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a 16-megapixel pop-up camera for the front, which automatically emerges when selfie mode is activated.Pop-up selfie camera
Nikon released new firmware updates for the Nikon D850, Nikon D7500 and Nikon D5600 DSLR cameras.Nikon D850 firmware update version 1.10
Lightweight industrial lens with E-mount for use with dronesWith the release of the ZEISS Ventum 2.8/21, ZEISS presents a particularly lightweight wide-angle lens that enables long-range shots that are rich in detail
April 25, 2019, Saitama, Japan–Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the launch of a new zoom lens, the 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD (Model A043), for full-frame DSLR cameras. Photographers everywhere, especially those who enjoy photographing people, can add wider range to their creative expression with the new Model A043 that extends from 35mm to 150mm and offers a fast F/2.8 aperture at the wide-angle end while maintaining a bright F/4 at the telephot
A waterproof and shockproof camera with a wide variety of scene modes and editing functions to offer users an enjoyable shooting experience
Sigma released a new firmware update for their 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens for Nikon F-mount.The new firmware for Sigma lens for Nikon fixes issues with the optical stabilization (OS). We would like to announce that a new firmware update for the SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary for NIKON F mount is now available.This firmware update improve
Tokina FiRIN 100mm f/2.8 FE Macro Lens Announced for Sony E-Mount cameras !The FiRIN 100mm macro lens offers 1:1 life-sized reproduction at a minimum focus distance of 4.5" from the lens, which is fully electronically coupled to the Sony camera, allowing for 5-axis image stabilization, manual focus assist, auto image enlargement, focus peaking, and electronic distance bar. As with many top macro lenses, the FiRIN macro lens is a “flat-field” optical design. Field curvature is reduced to zero for precision macro work and excellent edge-to-edge sharpness. The optics are fully coated to reduce light falloff, control chromatic aberration, and reduced flare and g
Fujifilm released firmware update ver. 1.01 for Fujifilm X-T30 mirrorless camera. The mid-range APS-c sensor mirrorless camera designed for both stills and video offers the same 26.1MP X-Trans sensor and X-Processor 4 Quad Core-CPU found in the
The firmware update (ver. 1.2.0) for the Canon EOS R is now
Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics) has released version three of the Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 lens for full frame Sony E, Nikon Z and Canon RF cameras.Offering a natural 50mm perspective along with an ultra-fast f/0.95 maximum aperture, the Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 is a compact prime characterised by its bright f/0.95 aperture to suit working in low-light conditions. It also affords a great degree of control over depth-of-field for isolating subjects from the background and produc
Think Tank Photo has introduced the MindShift PhotoCross 15 backpack. Built to withstand the elements, the new backpack fits an ungripped dSLR, three to five lenses, including a 70-200mm f2.8 atta
Dear users and potential purchasers of Tamron interchangeable lenses.Thank you for using Tamron products and for your continuous support.
Fujifilm has released a new firmware update for the Fujifilm X-T3 mirrorless camera
Latest addition to the new HUAWEI P30 Series features a 48MP AI triple camera to deliver a flagship experience at an affordable priceLondon, UK – 15TH April 2019 – Huawei, the global technology leader, has today announced the new HUAWEI P30 lite, the latest addition to the HUAWEI P30 S
LUMIX G95 Featuring 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2 and 4K Video TechnologyNewark, NJ (April 5, 2019) – Panasonic is pleased to introduce a rugged-design Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera, the LUMIX G95, that features high mobility for field use and a host of functions and technologies for both photo and video.The camera's high-picture quality and 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor without low-pass filter attain maximum performance with both lens and Venus Engine to render n
Sigma Announces Art Prime Lenses in L-Mount & Mount Converter MC-21The new products include 11 Art prime lenses for
Leica have issued new firmware updates for the Leica SL (
Samyang Optics announces the release of three more new lenses as part of its 2019 “Spring Collection”: One auto-focus lens designed for the Nikon F mount (AF 85mm F1.4 F) and two manual-focus lenses for the new Nikon Z mount (MF 14mm F2.8 Z and MF 85mm F1.4 Z.).Meeting users’ needs and latest trendsSamy
Sony’s acclaimed a7 III and a7R III mirrorless cameras have received an exciting firmware update—Software Version 3.0— that enhances Real-time Eye AF performance and adds Real-time Animal Eye AF and interval shooting for time lapse.
Sony announced two new external SSD drives, the high-performance SL-M series and the standard compact SL-C series. These external SSD drives boast ultra-toughness, high-speed, hardware encryption and new utility software features aimed at photographers and videographers providing them the peace of mind to know that their data is safe even in challenging environments. The SL-M and SL-C’s high speeds enable quicker workflow when processing, editing, duplicating and storing data.
New camera grip attaches to any Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and holds 2 L-Series batteries for over 2 hours of non-stop shootingNAB 2019, Las Vegas, USA - Monday, April 8, 2019 - Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Pocket Battery Grip, a new battery adapter that features a slide out tray designed to hold two L-series batteries. This allows customers to power external flash disks or run the camera for over 2 hours of record time before charging. Blackmagic Pocket Camera Battery Grip will be available in August from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$245.
The World's First Real All-In-One 8K 360° VR Camera Launching Soon On Indiegogo！Pisofttech is now ready to launch the Pilot Era, a professional 8K 360° VR camera on Indiegogo. With innovative all-in-one solution such as touch screen, operating system and powerful 8K video in-camera stitching, it can bring revolutionary VR content creation experience!
Empowering Users with an Easy Way to Express Themselves, the New Camera Delivers Stunning Photos and 4K Videos in a Lightweight BodyMELVILLE, N.Y., April 10, 2019 – Combining ease-of-use with high-image quality, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today unveiled the EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR camera, the smallest and lightest product within the current EOS lineup. Weighing just 15.84 oz1, the EOS Rebel SL3 offers u
Visit Nikon’s Booth to See the Incredibly Capable Full-Frame Mirrorless Nikon Z System, Experience the Latest Robotic Camera and Broadcast Solutions from MRMC and Hear from Renowned Creators LAS VEGAS – NAB BOOTH #C6019 – At NAB 2019, imaging leader Nikon is making a statement that they are more committed than ever to professional video production and content creators. Nikon will be showcasing their latest video innovations, including the powerfully cinematic Z Series of full-frame mirrorless cameras and NIKKOR Z lenses, the new Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker’s K
Stunning 7-inch 1,500nit HDR touchscreen with 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, ProRes RAW recording and real-time Dolby Vision output.MELBOURNE, Vic – 4 April, 2019: The new Atomos Shogun 7 is the ultimate 7-inch HDR monitor, recorder and switcher. Precision-engineered for the film and video professional, it uses the very latest video technologies available. Shogun 7 features a truly ground-breaking HDR screen - the best of any production monitor in the wo
LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm* / F3.5-5.6 II ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA14140) Featuring a Splash/Dust-Resistant Rugged Design*35mm camera equi
Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of unique Laowa camera lenses, is proud to display the new prototypes of Laowa OOOM 25-100mm t/2.9 and 12mm t/2.9 Zero-D in NAB Las Vegas show (Booth#C11738) and its the first time in America.Laowa OOOM 25-100 t/2.9 CineLaowa OOOM 25-100 t/2.9 Cine is a high quality cinematic zoom lenses dedicated for PL/EF cameras with Super35-sized sensors. The name “OOOM” stands for “Out Of Our Minds” which properly describes our ideology of designing lenses. Unlike some other cine zooms in the market, the OOOM 25-100mm
Featuring a 100-degree field of view and close-to-zero distortion & affordable pricing, Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D is a perfect lens for videography.Anhui China, 3 Apr 2019 – Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of unique Laowa camera lenses, is proud to introduce the new Micro Four Thirds (M43) variant of the Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D lens. The new 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D lens provides a more natural perspective for videography purposes.Similar to the Laowa
Olympus Corporation and Panasonic Corporation jointly announced the Micro Four Thirds System standard in 2008 and have since been working together to promote the standard. We are pleased to announce that Sharp Corporation has recently declaredtheir support for the Micro Four Thirds System standard and will be introducing products compliant with the standard.
The Company’s First Set of PL-Mount Cinema Prime Lenses Merge the Art and Science of CinematographyMELVILLE, N.Y., April 3, 2019 – Covering the core range of focal lengths that cinema professionals desire, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the company’s first set of seven cinema prime PL-Mount lenses, aptly named Sumire Prime. Pronounced“Soo-mee-ray,” the word is of Japanese origin and is ass
Available in April 2019, the new accessory ensures compatibility of the Sigma lenses in EF and SA mounts with the L-Mount camera systemsRonkonkoma, NY – March 29, 2019 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced pricing and availability for the new Sigma Mount Converter MC-21, offering photographers a wider range of lens opti
Meeting videographer needs for a variety of applications, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced four new additions to the lineup of XA Series professional camcorders, the XA55, XA50, XA45 and XA40. These four camcorders are the first in the series to feature 4K 30p recording. They also include a detachable XLR handle and the XA55 and XA45 each feature an HD-SDI terminal. In addition, the company has announced the Canon VIXIA HF G60 4K UHD camcorder, a budget-friendly, compact-and-lightweight camcorder.“Often spending their days and nights working in fast-paced environments, videographers need a camcorder that
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