Photographers have long been familiar with the Lucies, one of the marquee awards in the industry. This year, the technology enabling the world’s great photography earned its day in the sun with the inaugural Lucie Technical Awards, which were announced this week in New York.
Lucie Technical Awards were handed out across multiple product categories for technologies and services introduced over the past year with the exception of the darkroom category, which focused on innovative businesses irrespective of when they were established.
Here’s who took home the trophy.
BEST CROP SENSOR CAMERA: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
BEST FULL FRAME CAMERA: Sony a7R II
BEST MEDIUM FORMAT CAMERA: Hasselblad H5D-50c
BEST CAMERA BAG: ThinkThank Photo Airport Helipak Backpack
BEST TRIPOD: Gitzo Traveler Series 1
BEST SUPERZOOM LENS: AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm F/5.6E ED VR
BEST WIDE ANGLE LENS: Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II
BEST ZOOM LENS: Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM II
BEST LED LIGHTING ELEMENT: Arri Skypanel & Lume Cube (a tie)
BEST SOFTWARE: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6
BEST MEMORY CARD: SanDisk High Endurance Video Monitoring microSDHC and microSDXC Memory Card
BEST ACTION CAMERA: GoPro Hero4 Session
BEST INSTANT FILM & CAMERA: Lomography Lomo’Instant White Edition
BEST DARKROOM: Labyrinth Photographic, London