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EXCITING INTRODUCTIONS FROM NIKON

Nikon D5300 DSLR

Nikon has added two new DSLRs — one mid-level and the other an advanced enthusiast level fullframe camera — as well as a versatile fixed-focal-length lens to its lineup. Both cameras offer innovative Wi-Fi connectivity, making it possible for photographers to share images quickly and easily. The new lens rounds out a collection of acclaimed […]

Bay Photo Lab: Personal Service and Great Products

Press Printed Baybooks

Larry Abitbol, a Santa Cruz, California photographer, founded Bay Photo Lab in 1976. He decided that he preferred the challenge of lab work to shooting pictures and began doing photo processing for other people. Since then, the business has grown by leaps and bounds, and Abitbol is still involved with it on a daily basis. […]

Extended Technology from Wacom

Cintiq Companion

Responding to evolving trends and customer requests, Wacom has extended its creative pen-to-tablet technology from desktop computing to a mobile environment with new Cintiq creative tablets. Also new are Intuos tablets that address broad skill levels from hobbyist on up to professional photographer. And finally, the Intuos Creative Stylus is a new digital pen for […]

CRU Introduces Rugged Image Storage Options

CRU is a leader in manufacturing disk drives and enclosures for photographers and others who need reliable storage to back up images, video and other critical data. “A lot of people prefer our products because they’re robust,” says Chris Kruell, director of marketing for CRU. Whether a photographer is shooting “tethered” (with a camera attached […]

Nikon Introduces New DSLRs and Tele-Zoom Lens

Nikon D7100

Nikon’s latest introductions include the new flagship DX-format D7100 DSLR, which features a 24.1-megapixel sensor. The lightweight D5200 also boasts 24.1 megapixels and features a vari-angle LCD panel. Also new is the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR lens, which incorporates Nikon’s Vibration Reduction capabilities in a popular zoom range, besides being a lighter weight […]

FUJI FILM ANNOUNCES X-SERIES CAMERAS

FUJIFILM X-E1

FUJIFILM Corporation’s recent camera additions combine advanced technology with stylish, compact designs. The FUJIFILM X-E1 is an interchangeablelens camera, while the FUJIFILM XF1 offers a built-in lens with a 4x manual zoom. Both models have a distinctive design reminiscent of the style of rangefinder cameras. Also new is the FUJINON XF 14mm f/2.8 wide-angle lens, […]

NEW CANON PIXMA PRO-SERIES PRINTERS

Canon PIXMA PRO 1

Canon U.S.A., Inc. has expanded its line of PIXMA PRO-series printers with the PIXMA PRO-10 and PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Printers. These 13-inch inkjet printers represent the next generation of the PIXMA-PRO series, producing high-quality color and black-and-white images that accurately capture on paper what was envisioned through the camera lens. The PRO-10 and PRO-100 […]

PANASONIC EXPANDS ITS LUMIX LINE

Panasonic_LumixG5

Panasonic recently announced the latest additions to its popular Lumix line of cameras and lenses: the Lumix G5 interchangeable lens mirrorless system camera; the Lumix FZ200 super-zoom compact camera; and the Lumix G Vario 45-150 mm interchangeable telephoto zoom lens. “These products represent the next generation in their respective categories, allowing shooters at every level […]

VELLO PRODUCTS FROM B&H

Vello BG-C4 Battery Grip

If you’re looking for reliable, low-cost solutions for your camera accessory needs, Vello products may fit the bill. Henry Posner, Director of Corporate Communications for B&H Photo-Video, reports that the Vello brand is a popular choice with B&H customers. He says, “We feel that Vello offers two important benefits: products not otherwise available from other […]

SONY EXPANDS ALPHA DSLR AND NEX OFFERINGS

Sony’s NEX-7

Sony’s latest additions to its Alpha DSLR and NEX camera lines offer enhanced speed and performance to advanced amateurs and photo enthusiasts. The A77 and A65 models deliver 24.3 megapixels and AF-enabled continuous shooting at 12 and 10 fps respectively, while the NEX-7 and NEX-5N deliver DSLR quality at about half the size and weight. […]

WACOM: THE NEXT GENERATION

Wacom’s Cintiq 24HD

Wacom pen tablets and interactive pen displays have long set the industry standard, helping photographers at all levels — from enthusiast to professional — to accomplish photo editing tasks like dodging, burning, blurring and sharpening faster and easier than ever before. Here are some of the latest developments in the Wacom product line. Cintiq 24HD […]

SD1 AND NEW LENSES FROM SIGMA

SigmaSD1_Article

Sigma’s latest entry in its SD camera line is its flagship SD1, released inJune 2011. The successor to the SD15, the 46-megapixel SD1 presents a new option for full-frame digital SLR users and also for photographers who require the image quality of a traditional medium format camera. Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president ofSigma Corporation of America, observes,“The […]

TAMRON LENSES

18-270mm Di II VC PZD

For the past six decades, Tamron has pioneered the creation of high-quality lenses for practically every imaging application. Senior Education Manager John VanSteenberg says, “Our philosophy is that lens design is part technology and part art. The art lies in understanding the things photographers want to do, but can’t do yet because of technical limitations. […]

Calumet Round-Up

Calumet_Transceiver

In September 2010, Calumet introduced new Pro Series DSLR camera accessories plus Pro Series LED video lights for camcorders and DSLRs with video capabilities. “These state-of-the-art tools are designed to expand the capabilities of your camera and flash systems, both in the studio and on location,” says Chris Harlocker, Calumet’s Vice President of Group Business Development.

SONY S LT-A55 AND S LT-A33

Sony

Billed by Sony as “the most innovative interchangeable lens digital cameras” that the company has ever created, the SLT-A55 and SLT-A33 were introduced this fall. (“SLT” stands for “Single Lens Translucent.”) The main feature that sets these Alpha-series cameras apart is Sony’s new Translucent Mirror Technology™, in which a fixed-position, translucent mirror allows light to be received by both the image and autofocus sensors. In other words, these cameras can autofocus and shoot simultaneously and continuously.

SD15 and New Lenses from SIGMA

SigmaSD15

Since its introduction in October 2002, Sigma’s flagship SD series of cameras has established a strong following among both amateurs and professionals. The latest addition to the series, the 14.45 megapixel SD15…

MAMIYA DM22: Medium Format, Affordable Price

Mamiya_DM22

While some companies are moving away from modular camera systems, Mamiya considers them just as viable in the digital age as they were in the film age. As a result, you can take any digital back off a DM camera and put it on another Mamiya camera.