X-Rite Introduces New i1Photo Pro 3 Plus for RGB Printing Workflows

X-Rite’s new measurement solution is for photographers who frequently print their work on various surface and materials. 

If getting the colors perfect on RGB printing is part of your workflow, X-Rite’s new spectral color management tool promises to get the job done. The i1Photo Pro 3 Plus is designed to provide professional color management for screens, scanners, and RGB printer profiles. This ensures that your photos show accurate colors in prints on various materials with challenging textures and glossy surfaces.

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The Lightweight Vi Vante “Tiger” Lambskin Camera Strap Is Out Now

This “Tiger” lambskin leather camera strap will add a touch of class to your Mirrorless camera.

If you have used cameras for any amount of time, one thing you’re sure to know is that not all camera straps are equal. Fortunately, the third-party camera strap market is alive and well, and there are a ton of options for photographers to choose from. The latest camera strap to hit the market is called the Tiger, and it is handmade by Vi Vante. This lambskin leather neck strap will add a touch of class to your Mirrorless camera. Join us after the jump for more details, pictures, and pricing details. Continue reading…

The Canon 50-82mm F1.1 Lens Will Likely Never See the Light of Day

The crazy Canon 50-82mm F1.1 would probably make your credit card melt if you were to consider buying it.

While it took Canon a while to fully embrace Mirrorless cameras and lenses, we can’t say that they aren’t trying to catch up with Sony and other manufacturers when it comes to the technology. Since the launch of the EOS R, Canon has released some fantastic lenses for the RF mount. The Canon RF 50mm f1.2 and the RF 24-105mm, for example, are based on their very popular EF mount cousins. They are quite excellent, but a recent patent shows that Canon is thinking outside the box when it comes to lens design. The patent is for a crazy RF 50-82mm f1.1 behemoth that would undoubtedly turn heads. Join us after the break for more details about this insane lens. Continue reading…

The Leica Summicron SL 50mm F2 ASPH Can Be Yours for $4,495

The new Leica APO Summicron SL 50MM F2 promises the Leica look on any L Mount camera.

We have good news for fans of Leica and those who have purchased any L Mount Alliance cameras recently. Leica announced they have released a new Leica Summicron SL 50mm f2 ASPH lens that will apparently set a new benchmark for SL lenses. Nifty fifties are often considered to be the standard focal length in photography, and they are loved by many photographers for their versatility. Join us after the break to find out more about the new Leica Summicron SL 50mm lens, and what it might be able to do for you. Continue reading…

Phone Cameras Are Great, But Most Traditional Cameras Are Here to Stay

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Smartphone maker Xiaomi just announced massive 64 and 108 Megapixel sensors for upcoming phones that might put some traditional cameras under threat.

Smartphone technology is evolving at a rapid pace, and so is the camera tech inside of them. Mobile photography is becoming more and more popular thanks to incredible artificial intelligence and the sensors used to capture the images. Capturing stunning shots with the phone in your pocket is now easier than ever. With the announcement that Xiaomi will be releasing phones with 64 and 108 Megapixel sensors from Samsung, one has to wonder if smartphones are going to begin outperforming more traditional cameras. Join us after the break for more details. Continue reading…

The Tough Nikon COOLPIX W150 Will Be Ready to Travel This September

The Nikon COOLPIX W150 is a family-friendly travel camera that’s as tough as nails.

If you like to travel light, but still like to have a small dedicated camera with you, this snippet of news might be of interest. Nikon has announced the release of a new camera in their COOLPIX line in about one month. The Nikon COOLPIX W150 is a feature-packed compact camera that will allow you to travel and take pictures without the hassle of taking all of your gear with you. Join us after the break for more details about the camera and pricing information. Continue reading…

ChromaGraphica Double Dry Plate Holder Now Funding on Kickstarter

The ChromaGraphica Double Dry Plate Holder, available in three large-format sizes, gears up to be the first mass-produced dry plate holder in decades.

Over a year ago we learned about Jason Lane and his own hand-coated glass dry plates, and the New Hampshire-based dry plate photographer is back with a new project. After spending the last year collaborating with Steve Lloyd of Chroma Camera, they’re now ready to present the result of their hard work. The ChromaGraphica Double Dry Plate Holder, available in 4×5, 5×7, and 8×10, is now up for grabs for large format photographers via Kickstarter.

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Tenba’s New Sue Bryce Camera Bags Have Vegan Friendly Leather

The new line of Sue Bryce camera bags from Tenba can be ordered now.

If you love camera bags as much as we do, then you will be happy to hear that Tenba has just announced a new line of bags. The new collection from Tenba has been made in conjunction with Sue Bryce. The Sue Bryce collection offers four camera bags with simple vintage looks and all the functionality that a modern-day photographer could ever need. Join us after the break to find out more about these new, vegan-friendly camera bags. Continue reading…

ChromaLuxe Textured Photo Panels Are Tough Enough for Any Location

These new ChromaLuxe Textured Photo Panels will look great on your office desk or in a massive gallery.

There is nothing better than seeing your images in print. While looking at your work on a computer or sharing it on social media is nice, having a physical copy will give a feeling unlike any other. However, printing your work creates its own problems. Printed images are prone to fingerprints, bumps, bangs, and scratches. This is something the guys and gals over at ChromaLuxe know, and it’s why they have just announced their new line of ChromaLuxe Textured Photo Panels. Join us after the break for more details. Continue reading…

This 4K Wireless Touchscreen Monitor Could Make You More Productive

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If you need a secondary display to help with content creation, Evolve III’s Astro 4K wireless touchscreen monitor might be a viable option.

Have you been thinking about adding a second display to your workstation to help with media creation? Perhaps you have been looking for a wireless monitor that could help you be more productive while on the move? If so, you might be interested in Evolve III’s Astro 4K wireless touchscreen monitor. Join us after the break to find out more about this innovative wireless touchscreen monitor that has been designed with creators in mind. Continue reading…

What Happens When Non-Photographers Use a Phase One Camera?

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The look of astonishment when a non-photographer realizes that the Phase One XF IQ4 takes better pics than an iPhone is priceless!

While perhaps not the best-known brand of camera in the photography world, most who are serious about the art form have heard of Phase One and their Medium Format cameras. For those on the other side of the fence who think photography is more about the camera on the back of their phone, Phase One is a complete unknown. Recently, some non-photographers were given a chance to have a play with the Phase One XF IQ4, a $52,000 151 Megapixel camera that is one of the best in the world. Join us after the break to see the video and reactions of the people who got to use it. Continue reading…

Capture One Pro 12 Offers Students a Whopping 65% Discount

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Students, there has never been a better time say hello to Capture One Pro 12.

Now, this is some good news, and it’s just in time for the upcoming back to school season. If you’re a student who has been wanting to move over to Capture One Pro, you will love this. Starting today, August 8th, the guys and gals at Capture One have launched a new student initiative that will allow you to save 65% off the regular price of Capture One Pro 12. Join us after the break to find out more about this incredible student deal. Continue reading…

The Billingham Hadley Pro 2020 Builds on the Classic Photojournalist Bag

The new Billingham Hadley Pro 2020 comes with a slew of advanced features requested by Billingham owners and photographers.

Fans of the iconic Billingham Hadley camera bag have something to celebrate today with the company’s announcement of the latest addition to the family. The new Hadley Pro 2020 builds on the protection, comfort, capacity, and flexibility of the best-selling model, adding several new features that Billingham owners and photographers around the world wanted to see. Now would be a great time to upgrade to a Billingham camera bag with the Hadley Pro 2020’s improved versatility and portability.

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Why the Tiny, Full Frame Sigma FP Could Be a Game Changer

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The Sigma FP is touted as being the world’s smallest Full Frame camera, and it comes packed with features that could be game-changing.

Just a few short weeks ago, Sigma announced that they were going to release an incredibly tiny Full Frame camera. While reactions to the news have been mixed, one thing for sure is that it will make waves once it hits the market. A new product holder page has appeared on Sigma’s website, and it sheds some light on what photographers and media creators can look forward to. Honestly, there are some cool features that may be game-changing; whether the features are for better or worse is up for debate. Continue reading…

The Price on the Elinchrom ELM8 LED Will Boggle You, and Us

No doubt the Elinchrom ELM8 LED will be a great continuous light, but my wallet has been in hiding since I heard about it’s price.

The old saying ‘you get what you pay for’ doesn’t have as much of an effect on people these days as it did back when many companies had shady manufacturing processes. However, some think there’s an added value that can be placed on a name. With prices of photography-related gear descending, it always makes your eyes water when you see the prices of some of the new gear that’s hitting the street. Enter the Elinchrom ELM8 LED – a small, continuous light source that costs as much as some cameras. Join us after the break for details about the light, and to see why we think it’s time for marketing companies to stop scaring our wallets. Continue reading…

Kanex Multiport Hubs Will Make Life Easier for Creators Who Use Macs

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These Kanex multiport hubs will enable you to connect all the things to your portless MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.

Windows PC users move along: nothing to see here. You already have all the connectivity you need. MacBook users though, stick around: you’ll be interested in this. In the world of Apple, less is more, and MacBook users have to find ways to get their peripherals and cables connected via external means because Apple cheaped-out on ports themselves. Fortunately, Kanex has come to save the day with their new Kanex multiport hubs that feature blazing-fast USB-C connections, ethernet ports, and card readers. Join us after the break for more details. Continue reading…

The Tamron 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD Survived an Insane Rainfall in NYC

We’ve been testing the Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD in the rain, and it survived quite a bit so far.

In the past few years, I’ve known Tamron’s lenses to have great weather sealing, but in the case of the Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD I’m sure even Sony would be shocked at what I did with the lens. Here in NYC, we’ve been experiencing some incredibly heavy rainfall. Most folks would stray away from going out to shoot in rain like this; not us! We took the new Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD out into summer showers with the Sony a7r III.

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The Sony a7r IV Is Out, So Where Is the Sony a7s III?

If the Sony a7s III still exists, then it’s going to have a massive update over the previous models.

We’re wondering the same thing you are: where is the Sony a7s III? With the Sony a7r series of cameras undergoing two other refreshes, the a7s series hasn’t seen a single update in years. We know it’s coming, but we have no idea when. However, with the launch of the Sony a7r IV, and the company’s emphasis on Speed and AI amongst other things, we can get a better idea of what the Sony a7s III could be used for and who it’s targeted to.

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Lizzy Gadd on Adding an Ethereal and Artful Twist to Self-Portraits

Get inspired to break away from throwaway self-portraits with the work of Lizzy Gadd, who combines self-portraits and landscape photography with an ethereal twist.

Social media often gets us inundated with senseless selfies, giving the self-portrait a bad rap. But the work of photographer, artist, and writer Lizzy Gadd opens our eyes to the creative and artful possibilities of this type of photography. In a short film by SmugMug, she talks about how drawing ideas and inspiration from the energy of her emotions led her to develop her own stunning self-portrait style.

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The iPad Pro Is a Powerhouse for Creators, But Could Always Be Better

The iPad Pro has proven itself to be a powerful tool for photographers on the go, and with new models on the horizon, we take a quick look at what current models bring to the creator’s table, and what we’d like to see going forward.

The iPad Pro can be found in photography studios and photographers’ tool kits around the globe and they’re used for good reason. While I don’t always agree with what Apple does, it is hard to deny the fact that the company has the best tablet ever made as part of their portfolio. The iPad Pro took the device to new heights, and its capabilities were quickly loved by those in creative fields. Here we take a quick look at why the iPad Pro can become a photographer’s best friend, and what we would love to see in new models going forward. Continue reading…

Third Party Lenses Could Make Fujifilm’s GFX Cameras Unstoppable

Fujifilm’s GFX series of Medium Format cameras are holding their own, but third party lenses could really take them over the edge.

Fujifilm has been working wonders in the niche world of Medium Format cameras, so much so that Sony recently announced a camera (the a7r IV) that will offer “Medium Format Quality” even though it’s a Full Frame camera. It’s evident that other manufacturers are impressed but also worried about Fujifilm’s ability to produce affordable Medium Format cameras. Fujifilm’s dream is to one-up the Full Frame crowd. One thing they lack though is excellent third party support. Thankfully this is starting to change thanks to companies like Laowa, who just announced their first lens for the GFX line. Join us after the break to see more details about the lens, and to see why we think third party lenses could really take Fujifilm’s offerings over the edge. Continue reading…