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Nikon Announces New 32mm f/1.2 Nikon 1 Lens

Posted by on Tuesday May 14, 2013 | Uncategorized

Nikon has announced a new addition to the Nikon 1 system, a 32mm f/1.2.  Not only is it the fastest lens in the 1 Nikkor lineup, but it is one of the fastest lenses available for any mirrorless system. The lens is compatible with the entire Nikon 1 system (J1, J2, J3, S1, V1, V2),... More

Olympus Announces PEN E-P5 Micro Four-Thirds Body

Posted by on Friday May 10, 2013 | Uncategorized

Olympus today announced a very retro looking addition to its PEN lineup, the E-P5. While many of us thought the original Olympus PEN E-P1 styling harkened to the company’s half-frame PEN cameras, the E-P5 does it one better. An all metal casing contains a number of upgraded features: 16MP MOS Four Thirds sensor Dual top... More

Adobe Turns Creative Suite Into Cloud-Based Subscription Software

Posted by on Monday May 6, 2013 | Business

Back in March, a rumor made the rounds that Adobe would move away from selling packaged software, making Creative Suite programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator only available as cloud-based subscription software. The rumors claimed May 1 as the date this this change would happen. While not giving much specific information, Adobe at that time... More

Samsung Announces NX2000 Mirrorless Body

Posted by on Wednesday May 1, 2013 | Uncategorized

Samsung today announced a new body in its NX mirrorless system, the NX 2000. With five bodies and 12 lenses, the Samsung NX has quietly become one of the larger mirrorless systems on the market today. The NX2000, like many cameras recently, adds  Wi-Fi and NFC (Near Field Communications) with the goal of making camera-smartphone... More

Panasonic Announces DMC-G6 Micro Four-Thirds Body

Posted by on Wednesday April 24, 2013 | Uncategorized

Panasonic today announced its latest micro four-thirds camera body, the DMC-G6. It slots in between the GF6 and the GH3 in Panasonic’s lineup, a mid range body with some new features and a solid, if not class leading, feature set. G6 feature highlights: 16MP Live MOS sensor ISO 160-12,800 (extendable up to 25,600) 7 frames per... More

Sigma Announces World’s First F1.8 Constant Aperture Zoom

Posted by on Thursday April 18, 2013 | Uncategorized

In a very exciting bit of news for photographers who live and breathe in the low-light world, Sigma today announced a 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM lens. A constant f/1.8 zoom lens is one and a third stops faster than the f/2.8 lenses that we normally consider a “fast” zooms. Sigma is claiming that their 18-35mm F1.8... More

Adobe Launches Lightroom 5 Beta

Posted by on Tuesday April 16, 2013 | Uncategorized

Adobe has announced the release of the public “beta” version of Lightroom 5. From the Adobe Lightroom Journal blog post: The Lightroom team is proud to introduce the fifth major version of the product designed for and by photographers. It was 7 years ago when we introduced the very first public beta of Lightroom at... More

New GoPro Products From Tiffen and RedRock

Posted by on Wednesday April 10, 2013 | Uncategorized

Two new products were announced this week aimed at photographers and videographers using GoPro cameras. Tiffen announced the release of the Steadicam Curve. Compact enough to fit in your back pocket, the new Steadicam Curve weighs in at just eight ounces with an ergonomic design for one-handed use. “Steadicam is synonymous with action, so engineering a... More

G-Tech Launches New Evolution Series Storage Products

Posted by on Monday April 8, 2013 | Uncategorized

Today at NAB2013, G-Technology announced the first three products in its Evolution Series lineup. They are the G-DOCK ev™ with Thunderbolt, the G-DRIVE® ev and the G-DRIVE ev PLUS external hard drive modules. The Evolution Series G-DOCK ev with Thunderbolt is a two-bay, hot-swappable JBOD media drive system with user-configurable RAID 1 (protected) or RAID... More