Lowepro’s latest line of shoulder bags are geared towards street photography but that doesn’t mean it’s only made for that purpose; what they (they of course being the designers at Lowepro) wanted to create a series of bags that were low-profile, comfortable, and able to carry all the gear one would need for journalism photography. Available in three distinct sizes (150/250/350), the Urban Reporter should appeal to multiple types of photographers; is it a bag for you? Read on to hear our thoughts about this bag.
When you think of New York, you often think of destinations: the Empire State Building, 42nd Street, the Statue of Liberty or Central Park. And while these are all great destinations and millions of photographs are made there every year, the true allure of Gotham lies in the neighborhoods and the people that work and live there.
One of the most iconic locations has to be Harlem, which has and continues to be the wellspring of many cultural influences including jazz, dance, rap, hip-hop and fashion. It’s been a visual magnet to many photographers including James Van Der Zee, Bruce Davidson, Jamel Shabazz and many others. One of those photographers is Harvey Stein whose latest monograph is Harlem Street Portraits.
We’ve found a couple of deals for you Nikon and Fujifilm lovers out there. Here they are.
- Nikon’s buy together and save promotions
- Fujifilm X Pro 1: $1,133
- Fujifilm X-E1: $899
- Fujifilm 35mm f1.4: $599
- Fujifilm X100s: $1,299
- Fujifilm XE-2: $999
- Fujifilm 18mm f2: $599
- Fujifilm X100: $849
- Fujifilm XM-1: $699
- Fujifilm XA-1: $499
As camera technology and autofocus technology advances, companies sometimes need to adapt to work with one another. Traditionally, third party lenses sometimes have trouble with focusing but this issue has largely disappeared in the past three years. With the release of some of Nikon’s newest cameras though, problems seem to be rearing their ugly heads. According to a statement put out by Sigma recently, their lenses are having focusing trouble with the Nikon Df. On top of that, the stabilization isn’t always working either.
In response, the company is offering a free firmware update to solve the issue. Specifically, it seems to be occurring with certain products. No word has come through yet on whether future updates might be available via the USB Dock or not.
The full details from Sigma are after the jump. Be sure to also check out our Sigma Prime Lens Guide while you’re at it.
There are very few times that a camera strap makes me stop and literally drool, but…what the hell am I saying, straps are beautiful. And you should own ALL THE STRAPS!
But in all seriousness, A7 has released a couple of brand new straps targeted at the city dweller–and holy crap are they gorgeous. There are three brand new straps with one being updated. The Lincoln strap has been given a bit of a facelift to include adjustable buckles. The strap is still made from vegetable tanned leather and is designed for small to medium rigs. You’ll be able to snag one in Black, Tan or Chocolate.
The new straps are the Morgan, Porter, and the Parkway. The Morgan is similar to the Lincoln but has a more secure buckle system for more hefty camera setups. The Parkway is designed for smaller cameras and maintains the company’s use of vegetable tanned leather. Specifically, our reps tell us that, “It has vegetable tanned leather upper backed with suede and has nylon ends.”
Lastly is the Porter. This strap is a brand new design and the company is also saying that it is made with brand new materials. According to them, “Comes with a canvas upper backed with suede and has vegetable tanned leather ends. The Buckle system is similar to the Morgan so can be used for bigger setups.”
More images are after the jump. The straps, as always, are made in America and will probably cost you a pretty penny. But man, are they worth it for the discerning photographer. Prices can be seen at A7′s website.
Recently, Canon announced their EOS M2 camera; but made it a Japan exclusive. Quite literally, lots of folks in the press (and many of us were chatting about this yesterday here in NYC) were wondering why it hasn’t been announced in the US yet.
Canon Rumors is stating that after contacting Canon USA, the company has no plans on bringing it US of A. Quite literally, they were told that there are no plans to bring it in. After we read about the announcement, we contacted Canon as well but we were told, “At this time, we have no plans to announce in the U.S.”