The New Novaflex TrioPod Pro75 as a Solid Modular Tripod for Professionals

Most tripods are made for a specific use case, keeping your camera stable in a variety of situations

Novoflex is not a company traditionally associated with tripods, but that may change with the announcement here today of their new TrioPod Pro75. This is a tripod the company has aimed squarely at professional photographers and that offers solid support for cameras with the flexibility that only a modular system can provide. The benefits of a modular system are clear: having the ability to adapt your tripod to whatever situation you are going to be using it in rather than having multiple tripods for various purposes is much more convenient (and in theory, cost-effective). Continue reading…

The Oberwerth Charlie is Both a Camera Bag and an Insert; Don’t Ask Us Why…

With the Oberwerth Charlie, you can solve a problem that you didn’t really know existed.

I’m not exactly sure I understand the problem that the Oberwerth Charlie is trying to solve, but it also seems to be catering to the super OCD folks among us. The Oberwerth Charlie is designed for the photographer who, well, honestly according to the press release it doesn’t make sense. They’re billing the Oberwerth Charlie as a camera bag that is messenger style and can by slung around your shoulder whenever you need. Plus it has some gorgeous cowhide leather. But then they’re saying that when you want to use a larger bag, you simply just take out the insert from this bag and put it into the larger one.

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Fujifilm Releases GFX 50S Version 3.00 Firmware Update Along with Other System Updates

Fujifilm, staying true to form, has just released another firmware update for their GFX 50S!

Fujifilm is known for their strategy of constantly updating and improving their cameras through firmware updates. My primary camera, the X-Pro2 is on its 4th firmware version since its launch, and today, Fujifilm released the version 3.00 firmware update for its mirrorless medium format GFX 50S camera, which includes a couple of pretty notable additions to the camera.

The first, and likely most notable update for current GFX owners is the addition of Focus Bracketing to the GFX 50S. This new feature will allow the photographer to set up focus bracketing in the camera, with a maximum of up to 999 frames. This will be incredibly useful for most landscape and macro photographers, but really for anyone who would like to use focus bracketing to improve the overall sharpness and image quality of their images with deep focus. Continue reading…

Canon Shoots for 50% of Interchangeable Lens Camera Market Share, Pushes Mirrorless Sales

Canon is going on the offensive on its mirrorless releases to push for a 50% increase in interchangeable lens camera market share.

Following the recent launch of the new entry-level Rebel T7 DSLR and EOS M50 mirrorless camera, Canon has been making rounds again with tidbits from its business plans. Through a recent tip to CanonWatch blog, we learned that the photography giant is not only doing well, but also plans of expanding its share in the interchangeable lens camera market by going on the offensive with their mirrorless camera sales.

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Cactus Announces X-TTL For Nikon, Free Firmware Update

Cactus Adds Nikon TTL support to their X-TTL, cross-platform TTL technology

When Cactus first launched their X-TTL technology a while back they made the interesting decision to start it with support for Fujifilm, Sigma, and Sony; not the traditional powerhouse TTL technologies of Nikon and Canon. Well, they have since added Pentax and Panasonic/Olympus support, and that left only Canon and Nikon still unsupported by the technology; until today, with Cactus announcing the availability of X-TTL compatibility with Nikon. Continue reading…

The Citograph 50mm F2.8 is a Premium Pancake Lens

C.P. Goerz is back with a new citograph design following the success of their 35mm model.

The idea of a Citograph lens is an exciting one, a true ‘plug and play’ photography experience. Just attach the lens to your camera and start shooting, capturing the world around you; no need to worry about focus, just point and shoot. C.P. Goerz successfully brought the world’s original 35mm Citograph design into the modern era last year with Kickstarter, and now the company is back with another Citograph, but this one has some interesting tricks up its sleeve. Continue reading…

HEX Launches Spring Collection with New DSLR Backpacks

There are bags out there for every type of photographer, and even some for photographers that don’t exist anymore!

It seems like a never ending struggle as a photographer is to find the ideal camera bag to carry everything you need in a way that you prefer to carry it, along with whatever accessories and whatever else you want to carry with it. I know I had discussions with my ex-wife where I was not allowed to get any more camera bags until I cleaned out a closet full of the ones I was already not using. Bag envy, or more like ‘bag lust’ if you will, is real.

HEX has announced their Spring Grid Collection and it comes complete with two brand new ‘Matte Olive’ DSLR backpacks. The units are designed to be stylish, yet minimalistic; all while still being sufficient to carry your kit safely from point A to point B. Continue reading…

The Venus Optics Laowa 25mm Ultra-Macro Lens Gets Really Long

The new Laowa lens is a lightweight and affordable ultra-macro option for full frame DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras.

Heads up, macro photographers! Venus Optics has recently introduced the Laowa 25mm f2.8 2.5-5x Ultra-Macro Lens. It’s a new member in their roster of unique macro lenses alongside the 60mm f2.8 2:1 Macro & 15mm f4 Wide Angle Macro. With a magnification range of 2.5:1 to 5:1, this new lens promises flexibility when it comes to macro photography in different sizes.

The Laowa 25mm f2.8 2.5-5x Ultra-Macro Lens is made with 8 elements in 6 groups with 1-pc of low dispersion element, ensuring outstanding sharpness, minimal chromatic aberrations, and reduced color fringing in all magnification levels. The wide focal length also produces a greater depth of field compared to lenses with longer focal lengths.

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