The OM-D E-M1 is the flagship model in Olympus’s revolutionary Micro Four Thirds lineup of cameras, designed for advanced photographers who require a high-performance camera and a compact interchangeable lens system. Olympus recently established the M.ZUIKO PRO lens category, which includes the ED 12-40mm f/2.8 (24–80mm, 35mm equivalent) PRO lens. To discuss the merits of […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 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’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 […]
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, […]
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 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 […]
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’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 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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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.