Leica X2 Gagosian Edition Available

Leica Camera is pleased to announce its collaboration with Gagosian Gallery on the new-limited edition Leica X2 Gagosian Edition. Leica is known by photography professionals, aficionados and amateurs alike, not only for its expert technical craftsmanship and stunning design, but also for a history of partnering with the world’s best brands to produce one of…

Don’t Get Stuck

Powerocks  www.powerocks.com, a leading manufacturer of fashionable power banks, announced today the new Flash Magicstick line of light-weight beautifully designed lipstick/cigar-shaped portable power banks with flashlight to charge smartphones and tablets on the go. Perfect for emergencies, Flash Magicstick includes an essential portable flashlight and 3000mAh of portable power that doubles battery life for smartphones,…

Leica Camera Now Accepting Applications for the 2014 Oskar Barnack Award

New category added and value of the award raised in honor of the Leica centennial in 2014 Leica Camera AG announces the commencement of the 2014 Leica Oskar Barnack Award and invites professional photographers to submit entries to this prestigious international photography competition. Applications and photographic projects are being accepted online from December 15, 2013 through January…

Hands-on workshop with ALPA

On Friday, November 22nd from 10am-12pm, Foto Care proudly presents the ALPA 12 Professional Camera System with Andre Oldani of ALPA featuring the new ALPA 12 FPS. Join Andre Oldani of ALPA for a Foto Care in-store seminar and hands-on workshop. The ALPA 12 FPS opens up new potential to use dozens of new or…

Hasselblad Goes Retail

Hasselblad just launched its first-ever retail outlet. The company, famous for over half a century for its world-leading, technically advanced, medium format cameras for high-end professional and amateur photographers – and now with an additional portfolio of consumer cameras for photo-enthusiasts worldwide – will opened for business in Tokyo’s fashionable Harajuku area on September 14.…

We like Leica

Leica Camera just announced the Leica C, the first model of a new line of Leica digital compact cameras that every stylish, fashion-forward consumer will want to own. A first in Leica’s impressive history of compact cameras, the Leica C camera offers Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication (NFC) which not only allows for remote access…

PlanOn SlimScan the Tiny Scanner

PlanOn has just introduced  the world’s first credit card-sized portable full color scanner that lets you scan and organize receipts and business cards on the road. A full-featured, powerful, tiny high resolution color scanner so small (dimensions: 2” x 3.1” x .12”) and light that it easily fits into your wallet or credit card holder…

The Camera to Take With You

My first serious digital camera was a Nikon D1x, a professional DSLR,  boasting interchangeable lenses and a bit more than 5 million pixels (mp). I recall standing beside someone shooting with a compact digital camera that was 8 mp, but with an owner with pixel envy. As we talked, he commented that his camera was…

Touit Lens a Winner

The Touit 2.8/12 camera lens for mirrorless system cameras from Sony and Fujifilm has been honored by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA). This award is presented for products that combine particularly innovative technologies with high-quality performance and design features. In 2013, a ZEISS camera lens was selected as the best in its class.…

How do you spell SINAR?

If anyone has used a Sinar camera, they know the amazing quality of the equipment. Although their market is much smaller, given the flight from large format to medium format and DSLRs, they still produce quality equipment for a few markets. Sinar has just published a cute way of remembering their specialty markets. 65 years…

Lewis Hine Stamps – Made in America

The contributions of America’s industrial-era workers are memorialized on a new sheet of Forever stamps titled Made in America: Building a Nation. Eleven of the stamps in the series feature Lewis Hine photos of men and women at work in their trades. The stamps were dedicated at the Department of Labor by Postmaster General Patrick…

Change Cameras, Keep your Lenses

Sigma is introducing a new service that enables photographers, who have purchased specific Sigma lenses to switch their mounts on their lenses. Ranging in price from $80 to $250, depending on the lens, the service allows photographers to convert to Sigma, Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Micro Four Thirds and Sony Emount and includes return shipping to the…

Cute Books

If you are getting frustrated with looking at “files” instead of photos, Artifact Uprising, an internet-based company, creates beautiful keepsakes from digital photos. Driven by a mission to move stories off devices and into your life, Artifact Uprising offers a product suite that is striking in both its minimalistic design and eco-friendly roots. Social media…

SLR > DSLR > DSLM

The direction many consumers are going is to opt for cameras that are small and light. In other words, cameras that you can shove in your pocket or purse, cameras that you actually use, not the heavy cameras that you think you need. The mirrorless style is quickly being adopted by many pros as their…

Goodbye Neopan 400 and more…

Fujifilm announces discontinuations In acknowledgment to recent speculation surrounding film discontinuations, Fujifilm Professional has confirmed that a number of its films have ceased production. The affected films are: 1. Fujifilm Neopan 400 35mm black and white film 2. Fujichrome Provia 400X 35mm and 120 colour transparency film 3. Fujifilm Superia 400 120 medium format colour negative…

World’s Smallest Full Page Color Scanner

PlanOn System Solutions Inc. www.planon.com, the world leader in scanning and printing solutions for the mobile professional, announced today the ScanStik SK600V, the world’s smallest full page color scanner, now with VoiceNotes and Bluetooth connectivity to send scans with voice recordings to Bluetooth phones and tablets or computers with the included USB cable.  Pen-sized, fast and easy to use, ScanStik SK600V is…

Moving up from DSLR

I read an interesting account of why Mike Evans, a commercial photographer  moved to medium format…. Last year, after a long career using digital SLR cameras, commercial photographer Mike Evans made the change from 35mm to a Phase One medium format camera system. Mike didn’t feel he got the quality he needed for his jobs with…

Transcend Introduces New Solid State Drive

Transcend Information, Inc. has just introduced the HSD740 half-slim SATA III 6Gb/s solid state drive (SSD). Featuring the latest SATA specification, Transcend’s HSD740 SATA III half-slim SSD delivers peak performance in industrial grade standards, yet offers significantly smaller dimensions and superior long-term reliability than 2.5” form factor hard disk drives. SSD Performance and Applications Transcend’s…

Creative Cloud or…?

With Adobe’s change in Adobe CS, some people have wondered about alternative software. Adobe makes an excellent product and CS has been the industry standard. The question is, will their domination continue given their change in how CS is acquired. We will review various products and comment on how useful they might be for professional…

14 Megapixel, 2 Second Scanner for Film Users

Reflecta launches 14 megapixel, two second scanner for film users Kenro has announced the launch of the x7 Film Scanner, capable of producing 14 megapixel images at 3200dpi in just two seconds, to be added to Reflecta’s cutting-edge range of digitization products. Using the scanner, traditional film shooters can create a digital darkroom of their…