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New Colorful DSLRs And Q Mirrorless Body From Pentax

Posted by on Thursday June 13, 2013 | Uncategorized

Have you been looking for a camera that offers 120 color combinations? Then Pentax has got some news for you with both DSLR and Mirrorless bodies that can be configured in all sorts of beautiful or garish color combos. Pentax has announced two new 16MP DSLR bodies, the K50 and the K-500, that are both... More

Samsung Announces 10mm Fisheye Lens For NX System

Posted by on Tuesday June 11, 2013 | Uncategorized

Samsung has announced a new 10/3.5 fisheye lens for its NX mirrorless system. They claim that it is “the smallest AF fisheye lens on the market” that it is “half the size and weight of its competitors”. At 2.5 ounces and barely over an inch deep (including its mount), the 10/3.5 looks to be tiny... More

New Versions Of Camera Raw and DNG Converter Released By Adobe

Posted by on Tuesday June 11, 2013 | Uncategorized

Adobe has released Camera Raw 8.1 and DNG Converter 8.1.  ACR 8.1 works with both Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6 to add support for 7 additional cameras along with profiles for 16 new lenses.  Customers of previous versions of Photoshop can utilize DNG Converter 8.1 to receive raw file support for the newly added cameras.... More

Leica X Vario Large Sensor Compact Announced

Posted by on Tuesday June 11, 2013 | Uncategorized

So the Mini-M that Leica has been teasing on its Facebook page has been announced. It is the Leica X Vario, a 16.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor fixed lens compact camera. Its lens is a Vario Elmar 18-46mm f/3.5-6.4 ASPH lens and Leica is claiming that the X Vario is the first large sensor compact with a... More

Gura Gear Announces The Sabi Sack Stabilizer

Posted by on Friday June 7, 2013 | Uncategorized

Despite its many years of successful use by outdoor and wildlife photographers, the beanbag is a highly under-rated stabilization tool. Gura Gear aims to change that opinion with its new Sabi Sack. The Sabi is a compact stable support system designed by photographers simply trying to hold still while they shoot. The clever double-pillow design... More

DXO Launches Filmpack 4 with 65 New Effects

Posted by on Wednesday June 5, 2013 | Uncategorized

DxO has released Filmpack 4, the newest version of its popular effects software. Filmpack 4 adds 65 new effects including emulations of famous films such as Kodak Ektachrome, Fuji Superia and Agfa APX. Available in two editions, Essential and Expert, a single FilmPack 4 license can be used as a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe... More

$99 Bare-Bulb Flash From Polaroid?

Posted by on Wednesday June 5, 2013 | Uncategorized

With no press release and seemingly out of nowhere, a $99 bare-bulb flash has appeared on Amazon: the Polaroid PL-135. This is a good $300 less than even the cheapest bare-bulb flash and $700 less than the most basic Quantum Qflash kit. But what do you get for $99? Essentially, you get a generic AA... More

Leica Hints At New M Camera Coming June 11

Posted by on Monday May 27, 2013 | Uncategorized

Leica has updated its Facebook page with a header image hinting at a new camera, the Mini-M, coming June 11th. Details on the Mini-M are virtually non-existent. But the rumor mill seems to suggest that it’s likely to be either a fixed-lens large sensor compact similar to the Sony RX1 or a live view M-mount... More

Fotodiox Announces 600w Equivalent LED Studio Lights

Posted by on Friday May 17, 2013 | Uncategorized

Fotodiox, a company more commonly known for its adapters and lighting accessories, has announced the release of their new 600 watt incandescent equivalent high-intensity LED studio light, the LED100WA. LED lights give off almost no heat and thus are considerably more comfortable for subject and photographer, particularly in indoor studio settings. The size, weight, output... More