Sep 152014
Olympus Announces Silver OM-D E-M1 with Firmware 2.0

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., September 15, 2014 – The award-winning flagship Olympus OM-D E-M1®, with the world’s first 5-axis image stabilization, TruePic VII image processor and Live MOS sensor is now more iconic than ever before, with the introduction of new firmware Version 2.0, enabling tethered shooting, In-Camera Digital Shift and Live Composite, and much more, also [...]

Sep 122014
AXIOM Beta: The first open digital cinema camera

IndeGoGo Project AXIOM Beta seeks funding to create the world’s first Open Source 4K motion and stills camera. From their page: AXIOM Beta is a brand new professional digital image capturing platform and you get access to it before anybody else does. So we want to make sure that you are aware of what you [...]

Sep 122014
Tamron Announces the SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens

Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Morio Ono), a leading manufacturer of precision optics, announces development of a new ultra-wideangle zoom lens for full-frame D-SLR cameras with a fast F/2.8 aperture and VC (Vibration Compensation), the world’s first in its category. Since 2012, Tamron has been expanding its lineup of interchangeable lenses [...]

Sep 122014
Nikon Announces the D750, the SB500 and the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8

  September 12, 2014 Seriously Capable, Surprisingly Compact: Packing Pro Features and FX-Format Image Quality, The Nikon D750 is the Full Frame D-SLR That’s Been Worth Waiting For Along With the D750, Nikon Announces Attractive New Offerings for Advanced Enthusiast and Professional Photographers, Including the SB-500 Speedlight and AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED Lens MELVILLE, [...]

Sep 092014
Hasselblad Announces the H5X Camera

Hasselblad has announced the launch of a new and exclusive medium format camera body. The highly versatile H5X has been developed primarily for H1, H2, H2F and H4X photographers who seek H5 capability – and also as a backup body for H5D users. The H5X, which boasts latest capture functionality and works seamlessly with Hasselblad’s [...]

Sep 082014
Zeiss Introduces the Otus 1.4/85mm Lens

OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 08/09/2014. Given its focal length and speed, at first glance the new ZEISS Otus 1.4/85 appears to be a traditional portrait lens. But a closer look reveals that this is a fast all-rounder for photographers who do not accept any limitations when it comes to detail – whether it is for general studio work, [...]

Sep 082014
Mamiya Introduces the Leaf Credo 50 CMOS digital back

We are thrilled to announce our new 50 megapixel CMOS-based medium format digital camera back, the Leaf Credo 50. The new Credo 50 will give photographers a wider ISO range of 100 to 6400 for greater versatility and higher performance in capturing legendary Leaf colors under a variety of shooting conditions, including available light. Its [...]

Sep 042014
Think Tank Photo new Mirrorless camera camera bag color

Our friends at Think Tank Photo just announced they have released a new color, Heather Grey, in its popular Mirrorless Mover collection of bags for mirrorless systems.  Four sizes of bags offer a wide choice; from the smallest case, the Mirrorless Mover 5, designed for one mirrorless camera, on up to the largest, the Mirrorless [...]

Sep 022014
Zeiss Announces Loxia Lenses for Full Frame Mirrorless

OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 02/09/2014. The ZEISS lenses Loxia 2/35 and Loxia 2/50 are the first members of a new family of manual focus lenses for the E-mount full frame. They are optimized for digital sensors and electronic viewfinders and feature a mechanical aperture setting and the mechanical deactivation of the click stop (de-click) for ambitious videography. But [...]

Aug 282014
Olympus Introduces the Olympus Pen E-PL7 - The Selfie Pen

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., August 28, 2014 — Olympus makes it easier than ever to shoot and share your stories in brilliant detail with the new PEN E-PL7®, an interchangeable-lens camera in a portable, compact and lightweight body, with a premium design. Featuring a new 180-degree downward flip touch LCD, Selfie-dedicated mode and built-in Wi-Fi®, combined [...]

Aug 222014
Nikon Df First Impressions - Part Two

In my last installment, I went over the rationalization I followed that led me to switch from a cutting edge mirrorless camera system to a pricier, retro-styled Frankencamera. In this installment, I will cover actual first impressions now that I have actually used the camera and have adjusted my workflow around it. Handling The Nikon [...]

Aug 212014
P is for Professional – Leica Introduces the M-P

Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, presents a further model in the Leica rangefinder camera segment. Based on the otherwise identical Leica M, the Leica M-P offers all the technical advantages of the Leica M-System and several additional features, for example an enlarged buffer memory. The ‘P’ in the name of this camera indicates the particularly discreet [...]

Aug 212014
Macro Photography:Why Can't I Get It Right?

It was the bright blue sky contrasted only by the bright white wisps of clouds. The blue skies reflected in the water of the lake lying at the foot of the mountains. It was this intense beauty that made me take an interest in photography. I wanted to capture every aspect of this small artist [...]

Jul 262014
Nikon Df Initial Impressions

My new walkabout camera arrived this week. I sold my Fuji X-T1 kit in favor of a Nikon Df. Wait! A Df? Yes, a Nikon Df. The much hyped, controversial, Nikon retro styled kit-bash aimed at hipsters and wanna-be Leica owners. Am I nuts? To be perfectly honest, I have never publicly stated that I [...]

Jul 232014
RICOH IMAGING releases special-edition Prestige model of the award winning PENTAX K-3

July 23, 2014 – In keeping with its tradition of excellence and the new standard of performance, RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION is proud to announce the launch of the PENTAX K-3 Prestige Edition. The K-3 Prestige is a special-edition model of the original PENTAX K-3, the flagship of the K-mount digital SLR camera series. It [...]