ONA, makers of stylish and functional camera bags, has announced the release of their Leather Bowery Bag in an all new Bordeaux color. Handcrafted with full-grain leather and detailed with antique brass accents, the bag is designed to be timeless and versatile for professional and casual use alike. Capable of carrying a camera, 1-2 extra lenses, and small personal items the Leather Bowery can be used as a stand-alone camera bag or as an insert to protect your camera in a larger bag. And the new Bordeaux color adds that extra bit of stylish flair just in time for Fall.
All images used with permission from Red Bull. Lead image by Robb Thompson.
As it draws closer to the grand finale of the Red Bull Illume, the world’s greatest international photography contest dedicated to action and adventure sports on September 28th 2016, more sneak peek photographs randomly selected from the pool of 34,624 images are made available, showcasing exceptionally high levels of action and sports photography.
The sneak peak images highlight action and adventure sports photography at its best, covering various genres from rock climbing and high-lining to free-diving, skateboarding and snow sports. The photographs were taken at breathtakingly beautiful locations from all over the globe with outstandingly creative shooting techniques. Each and every one of the images from the sneak peek is truly inspirational.
This is a syndicated blog post from photographer Horatio Tan. It and the images here are being used with permission.
This is going to be a quick writeup. It’s just going to be a bunch of sample images from the Nikon 105mm f/1.4E.
Overall, it is amazing. It’s sharp – really sharp. I mean crazy CRAZY sharp SHARP. And the bokeh is out of this world. The closer you are to the subject, the more amazing it is. And trust me, I’ve seen a lot of bokeh over the last couple of months. Click here if you haven’t seen it already.
In interesting gear news, Sun-Sniper has just announced their new Rotaball Strap-Surfer, a camera strap that they’re targeting at owners of small and mirrorless camera systems.
The Rotaball Strap-Surfer is a unique camera strap in that it connects to your shoulder bag or camera bag. Sun Sniper claims that the strap’s design allows it to slide effortlessly along your bags existing strap. This is a great alternative to Sun-Sniper’s other dedicated straps such as the Sun-Sniper Rotaball Pro Sniper Strap. The overall idea: connect the camera to your bag instead of slinging it over your shoulder without sacrificing functionality and convenience of a dedicated sling strap. When not in use, you can let your camera hang as normal or store it in your bag if attached to a camera bag. Pretty cool, no?!
Fujifilm has finally refreshed their basic entry level X-A series cameras with their announcement today of the brand new Fujifilm X-A3. This entry level compact mirrorless camera features a brand new 24.2MP CMOS sensor (yes, no X-Trans here) as well as a 180 degree tilting touch screen LCD which will help make taking images with this camera incredibly easy.
The inclusion of that touch screen is notable as none of the other Fujifilm bodies feature one, only their X70 compact camera does that (and does it well too I might add), and Fuji says that it makes the camera better for selfies. In addition to the ‘Selfies First’ theme of the X-A3, the camera also features incredibly fast .3 second AF speeds. More specs are after the jump.
We have known it was coming for a while now, and after a series of leaks, and rumors today Fujifilm made the 23mm F2 R WR official. Joining the 35mm F2 WR in Fujifilm’s line of small weather resistant fast prime lenses, the 23mm will focus quickly and pair perfectly with Fujifilm’s latest camera offerings like the X-Pro 2 and X-T2.
The XF 23mm F2 WR will have that same quality build and finish we have come to love about the 35mm F2 WR, with its all metal construction and quality aperture & focusing rings. This will be a great alternative to the 23mm F/1.4 for those who need a smaller, more compact, faster focusing option with that traditional 35mm (full frame equivalent) field of view. More specs are after the jump.
We’ve been waiting for a very long time for a replacement for the Canon 5D Mk III; and today we’re getting its successor in the form of the Canon 5D Mk IV. The replacement was well worth the wait and if you look at the grand scheme of things and what Canon is trying to do, it simply makes a lot of sense. The camera isn’t being positioned as high as the Canon 5Ds (which is a spectacular camera) but instead is going to continue to target the photographer that needs a workhorse camera, great video and a balance of both resolution and high ISO output.