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COLE THOMPSON’S Personal Vision

By |February 1st, 2017|

Harbinger No. 1 © COLE THOMPSON At the age of 14, Cole Thompson decided to make photography his future, long before he ever used a camera or saw an image come up in the darkroom. “I had been out hiking with a friend in Rochester, New York,” he recalls, “and we came across this old ruin of a house.” [...]

SERGE RAMELLI: Visual Storyteller

By |February 1st, 2017|

Venice church © SERGE RAMELLI There is something powerful in capturing cityscapes in black-andwhite. The grit on the walls, moisture collecting on the pavement, windows weathered with use and time — all come to life in the details of texture, shadow and form. There may be fewer distractions with black-and-white images than with color, but there can also be [...]

JONI KABANA: Compassion In Action

By |February 1st, 2017|

Tiwon Lema, age 77, from the series The Market Workers, 2014 © JONI KABANA They tended fires, planted seedlings and carried babies. Some simply stood in front of their temporary huts built of branches, grasses and white-plastic tarps. Here in the encampments for internally displaced persons in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Joni Kabana photographed as much [...]

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New Products


FUJIFILM North America Corporation has recently introduced several innovative products: The Instax SHARE SP-2 smartphone photo printer; the lightweight X-T2, a durable mirrorless digital camera; and the EF-X500 flash, designed for use with FUJIFILM’S X-series cameras.

Instax SHARE SP-2 Printer

FUJIFILM Instax SHARE SP-2 FUJIFILM Instax SHARE SP-2 In keeping with the growing trend of smartphone photography, FUJIFILM has expanded its Instax product line with the new SHARE SP-2 photo printer, which enables you to create high quality, credit card-sized prints from your smartphone. This printer is encased in a sleek silver or gold body, offers crisp image quality, and improved WiFi connectivity over its predecessor, the SHARE SP-1. It delivers a print quality of 800×600 dots and 320 dpi for clean, sharp images. FUJIFILM has launched a free SHARE app for the SP-2 that’s available on the App Store and Google Play. You can share images quickly and easily online or in person with #myinstax.

The SP-2 offers several creative filter and template options. The “Custom” filter allows you to adjust the brightness, contrast and saturation of photos to your liking. A “Collage” template enables you to combine two to four images into one photo, while the “Split” template allows you to put one picture on two prints.

“Instax gives users a unique image that captures a special moment in time,” says Marci Lane, director of marketing at FUJIFILM. “It’s a product that the consumer can use at a party or any social event to capture […]

By |February 1st, 2017|

Olympus OM-D E-M1 MARK II

By |February 1st, 2017|

Olympus OM-D E-M1 MARK II The OM-D E-M1 Mark II (shown here with the M.ZUIKO® 12-40mm PRO lens) is equipped with the newly-developed high-speed TruePic VIII Image Processor and a new 20.4 megapixel Live MOS sensor. These technologies work together with the camera's silent electronic shutter to provide full-resolution RAW images at up to 60 frames per second in [...]

Manfrotto Lifestyle Windsor Camera Bags

By |February 1st, 2017|

Manfrotto Lifestyle Windsor Camera Bags All the bags in the Windsor Collection from Manfrotto feature genuine leather trim, premium water-repellent fabric, metal details and a tartan pattern interior lining. The Windsor Camera and Laptop Backpack for DSLRs has a removable padded internal compartment that holds a medium DSLR with up to a 70-200mm lens attached and two additional lenses. [...]

Ricoh Innovations Debuts Keenai Photo Management

By |February 1st, 2017|

Ricoh Innovations Corp. (RIC), a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd., has launched Keenai, a smart photo-management service that keeps digital memories safe and organized. Available on all popular platforms, Keenai is the only photo service that connects all your devices and cameras, unifying your photos and videos for viewing and sharing on any device. Perfect for people with lots of [...]

Lusana Studio GLC212 Soft Box Umbrella Photography Kit

By |February 1st, 2017|

Lusana Studio GLC212 Soft Box Umbrella Photography Kit Lusana Studio presents the GLC212 lighting video photo soft box umbrella kit with muslin backdrops. Designed for creative professionals, advanced amateur and pro photographers, the kit supplies photographers and videographers with four adjustable stands, and chromo key green, black and white backgrounds with an aluminum alloy support system. The soft box [...]

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera, New L-Series Lenses and EOS Accessories

By |November 15th, 2016|

Canon introduces the EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera. Its 30.4 megapixel 35mm Full Frame Canon CMOS sensor offers stunning image quality while the DIGIC 6+ Image Processor delivers 4K 30P video and up to seven frames per second (fps) continuous shooting. For easier video shooting, the camera also features Canon’s propriety Dual Pixel CMOS AF to help ensure sharp [...]

Intova’s Budget-Friendly Waterproof Action Camera

By |November 15th, 2016|

Intova has added a fun and affordable camera to its line of high quality, waterproof action cameras. The Intova DUB allows users to capture incredible footage in and out of the water at a fraction of the price of similar action cameras. It offers high definition 1080p video resolution and an 8-megapixel photo sensor. Its rugged and removable housing is [...]

FUJIFILM’s New X-A3 Mirrorless Camera

By |November 15th, 2016|

FUJIFILM North America Corporation has announced the new FUJIFILM X-A3, a compact mirrorless camera with a large, 180 degree tilting touch LCD, eleven film simulations and ten advanced filters, all in a retro, classic design. It features a newly-developed 24.2MP APS-C sensor that produces crisp images in a wide range of shooting conditions, and excels in naturally reproducing skin tones, [...]

SIGMA Announces New Cine Lenses

By |November 15th, 2016|

The SIGMA CORPORATION enters into the cinema lens market in the end of 2016 with the release of its SIGMA CINE lenses, designed specifically for cinematography. High-Speed Zoom Line offers the constant aperture of T2 throughout the zoom range, and the optical performance is ready for high resolution shooting such as 6K - 8K. This line offers the highest image [...]