Leica Announces Return of the Summaron-M 28mm f5.6, Titanium Leica Q


Today Leica announced two new product offerings, the arguably more exciting of the two is the return of the Leica Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 wide-angle lens. Additionally, there is an all-new Titanium color for the Lecia Q. The Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 expands the collection of lenses available for the Leica M rangefinder system and introduces a modern rendition of a classic Leica lens. While the new Titanium Gray finish available for the Leica Q offers an alternative color option for users wanting a camera that reflects their individual style. Continue reading…

Canon Wants You To Print Your Images On Premium Polished Rag


Canon today announced three new fine art premium photo papers for photographers who want to stand out from the crowd by actually printing their work, rather than having it live out its life digitally.

Premium Fine Art Smooth, Premium Fine Art Bright White and Premium Polished Rag are papers that Canon is saying have been designed to help photographers not just print their work, but to help their work have that premium ‘artwork’ look and feel. They are also all acid-free and archival quality, so photographers can print with confidence knowing that the prints can withstand the tests of time.

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Mindshift Gear’s New Backpacks Are For Outdoor Photographers


Having the right camera bag to suit specific needs and purpose can make a world of difference. For those photographers that love to explore the great outdoors, Mindshift Gear just launched the Trailscape and Sidepath backpacks.

The Trailscape has interior dimensions of 9.4” W x 17.3” H x 4.8” D–which the company claims is designed to fit plenty of gear while remaining slim. The main features of Trailscape backpack include spacious interior for photo essentials, slots for tablets and laptops as well as compartments for extra gear such as a light jacket and lunch. The main interior fits a complete camera system including 70-200mm f2.8 lens attached with hood in the shooting position. Additionally, the shoulder harness is padded and there is the removable webbing waist-belt which helps stabilize the bag in use.  Continue reading…

The Updated Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 Features Nano Crystal and Fluorine Coatings, 4 Stops of VR


Portrait, wildlife,  and sports photographers will be thrilled to learn that Nikon has announced the latest update to its hugely popular, widely used 70-200mm line with the new 70-200mm F/2.8E FL ED.

One of the Nikon ‘Holy Trinity’, the Nikkor 70-200mm F/2.8 line has long been one of Nikon’s most popular lenses for a wide variety of professional photographers. This new version features an all new SWM (Silent Wave Motor) AF Motor; the latest Nikon VR technology which the company claims is capable of up to four stops of image stabilization.

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The New Fotodiox FlapJack 1 x 1 LED Edgelight Targets Tabletop Photographers


Today Fotodiox announced the release of their all-new FlapJack 1 x 1 LED Edgelight. The latest edition in their FlapJack family of LED lights, the unit is targeted towards product and tabletop photographers, videographers working on-location and in-studio, as well as for other general purpose lighting scenarios.

The FlapJack 1 x 1 is fully dimmable and provides full control over color temperature. In terms of light output, the unit matches Fotodiox’s larger, 18” FlapJack Studio, which is designed to offer a broader light for larger setups. Power is provided via the included AC adapter for continuous use or a pair of NP-F style batteries for up to 90 minutes at maximum power. Its 1 x 1 flat form factor has been designed for easy storage, stacking, and transport with the light including a carrying case and shoulder strap.

The FlapJack 1 x 1 is available now through Fotodiox’s website here.