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Hasselblad Announces ‘Stellar’ Large-Sensor Compact

Posted by on Tuesday July 23, 2013 | Uncategorized

Hasselblad has announced their new, large-sensor compact camera, the Stellar. Like the Sony NEX 7 “inspired” Hasselblad Luna announced at the photokina trade show last year, the Stellar is a close cousin of the Sony RX100 large-sensor compact camera (20.2-megapixel 1-inch sensor, 3.6x (28-100mm) f/1.8 Zeiss-branded lens). In fact, it would appear that the only... More

Sony To Launch Lens-Sensor Module For Smartphones?

Posted by on Tuesday July 23, 2013 | Uncategorized

The folks over at posted a strange rumor the other day that they seem pretty confident is true. They claim that Sony is going to make a lens/sensor module that you would connect to, and control with, your smartphone. Now, we all know that smartphones have made some serious inroads into the photography world... More

MōVi Stabilizers To Ship August 15th, Freefly Announces

Posted by on Friday July 19, 2013 | Uncategorized

In April, when  photographer Vincent Laforet unveiled a new, handheld camera stabilization system at NAB, it created lots of buzz. Called MōVi and produced by Freefly Systems, the device is a “digital 3-axis gyro-stabilized handheld camera gimbal,” which Laforet promised would revolutionize “your way of thinking about camera movement.” We saw what the handheld rig... More

Phottix Releases Luna Line of Softboxes and Beauty Dishes

Posted by on Monday July 8, 2013 | Uncategorized

Phottix, the company behind the popular Odin TTL flash trigger, has released the Luna line of softboxes and beauty dishes. They are designed to help solve the frustrations of using these two popular light modifiers on location. The Luna series uses folding and locking fiberglass rods, and an integrated speed ring to speed up assembly... More

LightZone Image-Editing Software Re-Released as Free and Open Source

Posted by on Monday July 8, 2013 | Uncategorized

Remember LightZone software? For those who do not, LightZone was a photo-editing program that offered a number of groundbreaking features including full 16-bit, selective and  nondestructive RAW editing in a fairly user-friendly GUI. Released in 2005, it won awards from MacWorld, MacUser and American Photo magazine. LightZone was marketed and sold by Lightcrafts until September... More

Pelican Introduces S115 Sport Elite Pack

Posted by on Wednesday July 3, 2013 | Uncategorized

Pelican has long been a well known brand for those who demand strong, though bulky, protection for their gear. But recently they have been releasing what some might call the “softer” side of Pelican. Over the past few months we’ve seen a few different bags and cases from them that are aimed more at day... More

Canon Announces 70D DSLR

Posted by on Tuesday July 2, 2013 | Uncategorized

Canon today announced the successor to their 60D DSLR, named the Canon 70D. Featuring a very interesting new Dual Pixel CMOS AF system that promises “instant and precise focusing of video as well as still images,” the EOS 70D also has a completely new 20.2 megapixel APS-C Canon CMOS sensor and uses Canon’s  DIGIC 5+... More

Phase One and Profoto Announce Lighting Control Integration For Capture One Software

Posted by on Monday June 17, 2013 | Uncategorized

Phase One and Profoto today announced that their collaboration has produced a new integration between Profoto’s studio lights and Phase One’s Capture One software. Now photographers can link their Profoto studio light to the aperture or ISO settings of their DSLR or medium-format camera system. While shooting tethered in Capture One Pro, any changes to... More