Benro Introduces Travel Tripods

The new Benro IT15 and IT25 Travel Tripod kits are lower cost additions to the range and are suitable for those who wish to travel light, while still achieving good stability for their cameras. They are manufactured from high quality aluminium with magnesium alloy castings that are anodised and treated with high temperature anti-corrosion powder…

Pompidoo’s Amsterdam Camera Bag with XRD® Impact

  PROTECTION IN STYLE: QUITE SIMPLY YOUR SUPER HERO Pompidoo’s NEW Amsterdam Camera Bag for men [SRP: $380.10] sports a quality, stylish exterior yet beneath its quintessential, classical good looks delivers a functional, high impact resistant interior constructed from high end XRD® Technology. XRD® Impact Protection makes it its business to provide a phenomenal level…

Mirrorless bags by Think Tank Photo

Think Tank Photo has just released a new accent color, Heathered Grey in a subtle crosshatch weave, to its popular Mirrorless Mover® collection. Mirrorless Movers are scaled to fit today’s smaller mirrorless cameras. The collection offers photographers the same top quality materials and craftsmanship for which Think Tank is renowned. Four sizes of bags offer…

Perfect Photo Suite 9

Perfect Photo Suite 9 adds lightning-fast Raw previews, re-editable files, improved selection tools and more. onOne Software has announced Perfect Photo Suite 9, an updated version of its photo editing and effects app for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. Included in the new release are many significant performance and feature improvements, all designed to…

New Braun DigiFrame 800 with Weather Station launched

The Braun DigiFrame 800 Weather Station is a PC independent digital photo frame and full function weather station. It features a high quality 8 inch (20.3cm) digital TFT LED screen with LED backlight technology, Resolution 800×600 pixels (4:3), luminance 300 cd/m2, and 300:1 contrast. It checks indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity with a calendar…

Foreground in focus

Focus and Refocus

I don’t know why Nokia called their new app Refocus, because refocusing is the last thing you will have to do with this app. Now, anyone with one of the new PureView Windows Phones can take a picture, upload it to the Nokia server and choose which part of the photo they want to be in…

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,…

onOne Software Makes Perfect Photo Suite 8 Beta Version Available to Public

Perfect Photo Suite 8 Public Beta Delivers Free Complete Trial of New Photo Editing Tools Designed for Photographers by Photographers onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative and time-saving solutions for digital photography, today announced Perfect Photo Suite 8 Beta for Windows and Mac. Available as a free public download, Perfect Photo Suite 8…

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…

Smartphones are Maturing

As smartphones come of age and consumers start to take the built in cameras more seriously, third party suppliers are catching on to the trends and are providing users with accessories that let photographers take their smartphones to the next level. Two companies that have addressed new possibilities offer products (iPhone only) to professional and…

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…

Leaf Credo Just Got Faster

With Mamiya Leaf’s release of new firmware for its Credo backs and Mamiya 645DF+ cameras, they have taken a giant step forward in enabling the use of USB 3.0. The new Firmware Updater utility also simplifies the updating of firmware in the camera and the digital back, making future updates a simple task. Also new…