Paul C. Buff DigiBees: Studio Strobes That Won't Sting Your Budget

July 20, 2016 · Gear

Get a look at Paul C. Buff's newest studio strobes for professional photographers. More »

Object of Desire: Think Tank Retrospective 6

July 22, 2016 · Bags

This new bag combines a classic design with enough room to fit modern camera gear. More »

Sony Shooters Get Wireless Flash Control with New Phottix Odin II

July 19, 2016 · Gear

The Odin II wireless flash trigger will give Sony camera owners the ability to wireless control several Phottix flash units. More »


Jay Maisel: The Mentor Who Tells It Like It Is

Jay Maisel, whose work can be found in many private, corporate and museum collections, is also widely admired as an instructor. In the late 1990s, he stopped taking commercial assignments in order to focus on his personal work, including giving lectures and leading the intensive, boot-camp-like Jay Maisel New York Photography Workshop. Since then, he has earned a reputation as an inspiring teacher. Inspiring and, well, charmingly profane. Read full article »


Gear and Software Innovations Photographers Want Now: Part 3

July 19, 2016 · Cameras

The conclusion of PDN's 3-part collection of the yet-to-be-invented tools, equipment and software that would make photographers and filmmakers more productive in the studio, on location or in transit. More »

Phase One Adds New Lenses to Blue Ring Family

July 18, 2016 · Gear

A pair of zoom lenses will help photographers resolve all the details from their 100-megapixel medium format backs. More »

Gear and Software Innovations Photographers Want Now: Part 2

July 15, 2016 · Lighting

We continue our collection of the yet-to-be-invented equipment, tools and software that would make image-makers more productive: Part 2 of 3. More »

Objects of Desire: Kinefinity Terra

July 15, 2016 · Video

A cinema camera at DSLR prices. More »


Gear and Software Innovations Photographers Want Now: Part 1

July 13, 2016 · Lighting

Photographers and filmmakers discuss the yet-to-be-invented tools that would make them more productive, and describe the workarounds they use now: Part 1 of 3. More »

Lens Review: Tamron SP 90mm F2.8 Di Macro VC USD

July 12, 2016 · Lenses

Tamron's latest 90mm lens delivers improved optical performance inside a durable, weather-sealed body. More »

Medium Format in the Sky: DJI and Hasselblad Announce First Product

July 12, 2016 · Gear

After buying a stake in Hasselblad, DJI is ready to integrate medium format photography into its drone fleet. More »

Objects of Desire: Light and Motion Stella Drone Light

July 08, 2016 · Lighting

An LED light designed specifically to mount to drones for aerial illumination.  More »

Printer Review: Canon ImagePROGRAF PRO-1000

July 06, 2016 · Printing

A compelling combo of high print quality and a sturdy, industrial design built to last. More »

Drone Review: DJI Phantom 4

June 27, 2016 · Gear

Advanced sensors and software create a smart drone with intelligent flying features that might make the dystopian-minded among us just a wee bit uneasy. More »

Object of Desire: Ricoh WG-M2

June 24, 2016 · Compact Cameras

Waterproof, shock-resistant and operable in extreme temperatures, this ultra-durable 4K-capable digicam is sure to last through the most rugged of shoots. More »

New Firmware for Nikon's D5 Addresses Major Video Issue

June 23, 2016 · Gear

New firmware for the Nikon D5 addresses one of the camera's biggest drawbacks.  More »

15 Potent Prime Lenses

June 22, 2016 · Lenses

From wide-angle to telephoto, cinema to stills, these prime lenses can tackle anything you throw at them. More »

WD Rolls Out New Wireless Hard Drive with Ties to Adobe's Creative Cloud

June 21, 2016 · Gear

WD is hoping tighter integration with Adobe's Creative Cloud will entice creatives to spring for its new Wi-Fi hard drive. More »

Object of Desire: Canon EOS Rebel T6

June 17, 2016 · DSLR

Enjoy an 18-megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS sensor, a 9-point AF system and low-light focusing down to 0 EV. More »

Panasonic Goes Wide and Fast with New 12mm f/1.4 Lens

June 16, 2016 · Gear

Panasonic's new 12mm f/1.4 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras is a fast prime that's built to last. More »

What Photographers Need to Know About iOS 10 and macOS Sierra

June 14, 2016 · Gear

Photographers have a lot of new features to sink their teeth into in Apple's iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. Here's what's new. More »

Lens Review: Zeiss Milvus 2/50

June 10, 2016 · Lenses

While the lens does not support autofocus, it does boast first-rate image quality and a best-in-class weather-sealed build.  More »

Camera Review: Panasonic AG-DVX200

June 06, 2016 · Cameras

The camcorder, evolved. More »

DxO Releases OpticsPro 11

June 03, 2016 · Gear

Here's what the latest version of DxO OpticsPro 11 lens correction and RAW conversion software has to offer. More »

Object of Desire: Benro SystemGo GoPlatform

June 03, 2016 · Tripods

This handy accessory makes tethered shooting a breeze and can turn virtually any stand or tripod into a mobile workstation. More »

Object of Desire: Samsung Gear 360

June 02, 2016 · Video

This eyeball-shaped camera captures video for 3D playback with the Samsung Gear VR headset, or 2D playback with a mobile app. And it shoots stills, too. More »

The Top Monolights with Built-in Batteries

June 01, 2016 · Gear

Which monolight with a built-in battery works best for your photography? We've canvassed the field and created a detailed comparison.  More »

Object of Desire: Tether Tools Case Relay Camera Power System

May 26, 2016 · Software & Storage

Defy the limitations of your camera's battery with the Case Relay Power System, which provides an uninterrupted power source for your camera.  More »

Kodak Professional Film App Keeps Film Fans Connected

May 25, 2016 · Gear

Kodak has updated its Professional Film app, bringing the educational resource to Android. Here's what else is new. More »

11 Picture Perfect Inkjet Papers and Printers

May 24, 2016 · Printing

When it's time to turn your pixels into prints, turn to these papers and printers. More »

Mini Review: Peak Design Everyday Messenger

May 20, 2016 · Gear

Peak Design's Everyday Messenger bag could be the most hyped bag in human history. Is it worth it? More »

Object of Desire: VariCam LT

May 20, 2016 · Video

Get much of the same core imaging science as Panasonic's VariCam, but in a much smaller, less expensive package. More »

The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO 1000.

Can Photo Prints Really Last a Lifetime?

May 18, 2016 · Printing

Advances in print technology are radically reshaping expectations for what you can print on and how long those prints can last. More »

Broncolor Adds Battery-Powered Strobes to Siros Family

May 17, 2016 · Gear

Broncolor's new Siros L monolights feature removable lithium ion batteries so you can roam beyond the power outlet.  More »

Object of Desire: Peak Design CaptureLENS

May 13, 2016 · Lenses

Change lenses quickly and single-handedly with Peak Design's CaptureLENS, a system that mounts lenses to any bag, backpack or belt. More »

Canon Debuts New Flagship Speedlite, First Macro for Mirrorless System

May 11, 2016 · Gear

Canon's new flagship speedlite boasts a faster recycle time while its new macro lens for its M series cameras boasts a built-in flash. More »

Lens Review: Olympus 300mm f/4

May 11, 2016 · Lenses

Olympus's new telephoto lens is light yet durable, and delivers excellent close focusing and sharpness for MFT shooters. More »

The Future of the Electronic Shutter

May 09, 2016 · Gear

Can electronic shutters replace mechanical shutters in a still camera?  More »

Object of Desire: JuicedLink Little DARling

May 06, 2016 · Gear

An alternative to using a wireless lav, the Little DARling audio recorder supports two-track recording from a single mic to a microSD card. More »

Camera Review: Phase One IQ3 100MP and XF Camera

May 05, 2016 · Compact Cameras

There's more to the Phase One IQ3 100MP than megapixels, including incredible dynamic range and 16-bit color. More »

Peak Design Has a New, Smaller Everyday Messenger Bag

May 03, 2016 · Gear

Peak Design is following up its Kickstarter success with a smaller Everyday Messenger bag for your photo gear. More »

Leica Reimagines Digital Rangefinder with the Stripped-Down M-D

April 28, 2016 · Gear

 The Leica M-D is a digital camera with very few of the hallmarks of digital photography. More »

Object of Desire: Panasonic HC-WXF991

April 27, 2016 · Video

A 4K Ultra HD camcorder with tools for cropping and stabilizing footage right in the camera. More »

Software Review: Alien Skin's Exposure X

April 22, 2016 · Software & Storage

With its latest software update, Exposure continues its transition from film emulation app to ambitious image management and editing solution. More »

What Photographers and Filmmakers Need to Know About Thunderbolt 3

April 21, 2016 · Gear

Thunderbolt 3 promises radical changes in your digital workflow. Here's what you need to know. More »

12 Lights for Stills and Motion

April 18, 2016 · Lighting

Whether you need strobes for freezing motion, portable power for location work or continuous illumination for filmmaking, these new lights will help you do the job.  More »

Zeiss Goes Wide with New Batis 2.8/18 for Sony Cameras

April 14, 2016 · Gear

The Zeiss Batis 2.8/18mm is the shortest autofocusing prime lens in the world.  More »

Object of Desire: Syrp Genie Mini

April 13, 2016 · Video

A small, easy-to-use motion control device for smooth panning-motion time-lapse or real-time video. More »

Product Review: Elinchrom's ELB 400

April 12, 2016 · Lighting

Elinchrom introduces a powerful and feature-rich battery pack to meet the demands of outdoor action and event photographers.  More »

"Kodak Moments" Are Back, As an App

April 11, 2016 · Gear

The refreshed Kodak Moments app tries to blend photographic storytelling with a promise not to pump ads into your feed. More »

Objects of Desire: Goal Zero Venture 70

April 11, 2016 · Software & Storage

This 19,200mAh recharger packs enough juice to recharge your camera or smartphone several times over. More »

Lens Review: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm F/5.6E ED VR

April 07, 2016 · Lenses

It may not be as fast as Nikon's 200-400mm f/4, but this lens offers even more optical reach—at a fraction of the price. More »

This Is the First Leica Huawei Smartphone

April 06, 2016 · Gear

The P9 from Leica and Huawei takes dead aim at the iPhone with new dual camera technology. More »

Object of Desire: HP EliteBook Folio

April 05, 2016 · Software & Storage

Work confidently with HP's thin and durable EliteBook Folio, which is built so you can breeze through large data transfers. More »

This App Gives Your iPhone Video the Look of 35mm Motion Film

March 30, 2016 · Gear

 Koji Go brings sophisticated film emulations to your iPhone. More »

Sony Debuts RX10 III, New FE-Mount Glass

March 29, 2016 · Gear

Sony's RX10 III is a zippy long zoom that shoots at up to 960 fps. More »

Object of Desire: PolarPro Power Grip H20

March 25, 2016 · Gear

PolarPro's new waterproof monopod for GoPros has a built-in battery to provide extra juice as you explore the murky depths. More »

Lens Review: Sigma 24MM F/1.4 DG HSM A

March 22, 2016 · Lenses

Sigma's new Art lens delivers a shallow depth of field and a beautiful bokeh for your wide-angle needs. More »

Object of Desire: Tamrac G-Elite

March 18, 2016 · Bags

The G-Elite is a durable, roomy camera backpack with a butterfly multi-access system that allows for several tripod or monopod configurations as well as the attachment of other accessories via quick-hook side straps. More »

Phase One Updates XF Camera System, Bumps Capture One to V 9.1

March 17, 2016 · Gear

After a free firmware update, Phase One's XF camera system will get a slew of new features. More »

Elinchrom Updates Skyport Flash Transmitter

March 16, 2016 · Gear

Elinchrom's new EL-Skyport Plus transmitter has a longer range and better battery option than its predecessor. More »

Product Review: DJI OSMO

March 16, 2016 · Video

This lightweight and compact stabilizer needs no calibrating or balancing. Simply turn it on, connect your smartphone to its Wi-Fi network, and you'll be taking smooth video in no time. More »

13 Powerful Peripherals for Your Still and Video Workflow

March 14, 2016 · Video

From color management to scanning and transferring large files, these peripherals can help keep your workflow humming. More »

Object of Desire: RED Scarlet W

March 11, 2016 · Video

The new 5K Scarlet W is an entry-level camera system (by RED standards) to compliment the company's heavy-hitters. More »

Camera Review: Sony a7S II

March 07, 2016 · Cameras

This upgrade to the a7S delivers better in-camera stabilization, faster autofocusing, faster HD frame rates and internal 4K recording. More »

Object of Desire: Manfrotto LYKOS Bicolor LED

March 04, 2016 · Lighting

The LYKOS promises high quality illumination in a compact package thanks to its surface-mounted LED design.  More »

With the Phantom 4, DJI Takes the Fear out of Flying

March 01, 2016 · News

The Phantom 4 can fly with very little human piloting, avoiding obstacles in front of it and tracking moving objects.  More »

Nikon Issues Advisory for D750

March 01, 2016 · Gear

 Nikon is issuing another recall for its D750 digital SLR. More »

Object of Desire: Memento Smart Frame

February 26, 2016 · Software & Storage

Unlike many digital frames on the market, Memento's Smart Frame is available in large 25- and 35-inch screen sizes with a photo-friendly 3:2 aspect ratio. More »

Lightroom 2.0 on Android Brings RAW Workflow to Mobile

February 22, 2016 · Gear

Photographers can enjoy an end-to-end RAW workflow with their Android devices using Lightroom 2.0 More »

Tamron Adds 85mm, 90mm Macro Lenses to Revamped SP Lineup

February 22, 2016 · Gear

Tamron's 85mm and 90mm Macro lenses offer durable construction, improved image stabilization and much more.  More »

Object of Desire: Lomography Diana Winter Edition Cameras

February 19, 2016 · Cameras

If film photography warms you heart (and it should), then Lomography’s Diana Winter Edition cameras are sure to brighten your cheeks as the Mercury drops. More »

Canon's 80D Delivers Improved AF for Stills and Video

February 18, 2016 · Gear

 Canon's 80D DSLR packs Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology for better focusing during video recording. More »

Product Reviews: DxO One

February 18, 2016 · Cameras

Unlike similar smartphone companion cameras, the DxO uses the high-speed Apple Lightning connector rather than Wi-Fi. More »

Love the Ricoh GR II? Meet the Special Edition

February 15, 2016 · Gear

Ricoh will sell only 3,200 units of the special edition GR II More »

This Adapter Turns Manual Focusing Leica Lenses into Autofocusing Sony a7 Lenses

February 12, 2016 · Gear

The Techart Pro adapter turns manual focus Leica lenses into autofocusing Sony a7 lenses. More »

Object of Desire: Canon XA35

February 12, 2016 · Cameras

This versatile camera is built to accommodate a wide range of video applications, from documentary filmmaking to electronic news gathering, wedding videography and more. More »

Product Review: Horizon Hobby Chroma 4K Drone

February 12, 2016 · Video

The Chroma 4K Drone offers several intelligent flying modes to keep the drone on target, freeing you to create high-quality videos and stills. More »

10 Great Apps and Services for Running Your Photo Business

February 11, 2016 · Software & Storage

Make studio management grunt work easier—lead tracking, scheduling, invoicing, bookkeeping, etc.—all from your mobile device. More »

Here's What's New in Adobe Bridge

February 09, 2016 · Gear

Adobe rolled out several performance enhancements aimed at making its Bridge asset management app faster. More »

Phase One Brings 100-Megapixel IQ3 Back into A Series

February 05, 2016 · Gear

Phase One's IQ3 100MP medium format back will now be offered in an A Series model with built-in Alpa lens calibrations. More »

Object of Desire: Lensbaby Composer Pro II

February 05, 2016 · Lenses

This lens mount lets you control depth of field to create images with a sharp slice of focus surrounded by a sea of smooth blur. More »

Product Reviews: Manfrotto Digital Director

February 04, 2016 · Software & Storage

The Digital Director turns your iPad Air into a giant monitor and remote control for your Canon and Nikon DSLR. More »

Phottix Now Shipping Odin II TTL Flash Trigger

February 01, 2016 · News

The Odin II TTL flash trigger from Phottix can support up to five groups of flashes with modes for shooting at high shutter speeds. More »

Sihl Inkjet Papers Coming to the U.S.

January 27, 2016 · Gear

Sihl's MASTERCLASS inkjet photo papers come in a variety of finishes for a range of output needs. More »

Lomography Resurrects Soviet-Era 50mm Lens

January 21, 2016 · Gear

Lomography's Jupiter 3+ Art lens is a modern take on a vintage lens. More »

Lens Review: Tamron SP 35MM F/1.8

January 21, 2016 · Lenses

With image stabilization and close focusing, the SP 35mm isn’t your typical 35mm prime lens. More »

Object of Desire: Microsoft Surface Book

January 20, 2016 · Software & Storage

With the Surface Book, Microsoft creates a high-performance laptop that can double as a tablet.  More »

Leica Debuts First Waterproof Camera

January 20, 2016 · News

The Leica X-U is the company's first waterproof and durable digital camera with a few high-end features. More »

Object of Desire: Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM

January 18, 2016 · Lenses

This newest addition to Sigma's Art line is touted as the world's first 20mm f/1.4 lens.  More »

Camera Review: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

January 15, 2016 · Compact Cameras

The OM-D E-M10 Mark II is the entry-level model in Olympus’ mirrorless arsenal, but it still manages to pack a punch. More »

Camera Review: Hands-On With The New Leica SL

January 14, 2016 · Compact Cameras

With the SL, Leica has a blazing fast full-frame mirrorless camera on its hands. More »

11 Mirrorless Marvels

January 12, 2016 · Compact Cameras

No other camera category has seen as much innovation as the mirrorless market over the past several years, and the latest crop of models are a testament to that. More »

Object of Desire: Netgear ReadyNAS 200

January 11, 2016 · Software & Storage

Netgear's ReadyNAS keeps your stills and video secure and accessible from any Internet-connected device via Ethernet and wireless networking. More »

Object of Desire: Fujifilm Instax Mini 70

January 07, 2016 · Compact Cameras

After a brief, smartphone-driven collapse in 2004, instant film camera sales have soared, and Fuji's latest instant snapshooter, the Instax Mini 70, looks to keep the momentum alive with a few modern touches. More »

Phase One Breaks CMOS Megapixel Barrier with 100-Megapixel Back

January 03, 2016 · News

Phase One's new XF series digital back delivers 100-megapixel resolution and 15 stops of dynamic range. See sample images here. More »

Object of Desire: Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon FF E-Mount Lenses

December 28, 2015 · Lenses

The company adds a Sony mount to its list of cinema lenses. More »

Object of Desire: Atomos Ninja Assassin

December 23, 2015 · Video

A lighter and less expensive version of the company's popular Shogun 4K recorder. More »

Object of Desire: FilmToaster

December 22, 2015 · Gear

This tool enables you to use your camera to digitize your archive of slides and negatives. More »

Object of Desire: Ikigai Rival Bag

December 18, 2015 · Gear

This well-executed bag-within-a-bag concept features a backpack with a removable camera cell. More »


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