Lowepro Brings Active Pros New Backpack: Photo Sport Pro 30L

Lowepro has been quiet for a few months, but recently announced their new Photo Sport Pro 30L AW bag, inspired by the original Photo Sport Pro AW series. The latest back-packin’ pal is set to offer the active, outdoor photographer a lightweight, comfortable, supportive and flexible daypack that fits pro-sized gear plus lots of extras. [more]

Sigma’s Micro Four Thirds 60mm f/2.8 DN Art Lens Coming In May

Rounding out the batch of lenses announced in January, Sigma has released the pricing and availability of the 60mm f/2.8 DN Art lens for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILCs). It’s coming in mid-May and is expected to retail for only $239. [more]

No More Re-Composing: Use Your Camera’s Custom Functions

I know that I am not the only one that runs into this issue. I set my focal point, get the focus that I want and go to take the shot, only to have my focus change when I re-compose. By going into your camera’s custom functions, you can set up your camera so that it will only focus when you hit the star button with your thumb. [more]

Samsung’s Camera Line Grows, Adds the NX2000

Samsung has been pushing all angles lately. They’re putting pressure on Apple, their TVs rock (I have one) and their cameras are nothing to shake a stick at (that means they’re pretty good). They’re at it again, this time with expanding their line with the NX2000, a 20.3 megapixel APS-C interchangeable lens pocket camera mini monster that is stacked with everything Samsung could throw into it. [more]

Fotodiox Introduces a Monobloc-Style Constant LED Light With Bowens Connector

While browsing the Twitterverse today, I noticed a quick and to the point tweet from Fotodiox that introduced me to a constant LED light fixture that would accept my Bowens mount light fixtures. It promises serious power mixed with the modular adeptness that I just love. Meet the Fotodiox LED100WA. [more]

Focusing Problems and Micro Adjustments – Your Camera May Be At Fault

One of the most frustrating things that can happen in photography is seeing a perfect moment and snagging a shot, only to get back to your computer and find out the picture was barely out of focus. As a wedding photographer, I can’t count how many times my couple has been composed perfectly with that magic moment that only lasts one frame, and my autofocus drags away from their eyes. To be fair, there is a lot of human error that goes into focus problems. However, did you know the problem doesn’t always lie in the user? [more]

Wacom Announces New 22-Inch Cintiq Interactive Pen Display… With Touch!

Wacom today announced the Cintiq 22HD touch, a new addition to its interactive pen display portfolio, now featuring multi-touch. Combining multi-touch with Wacom’s pen technology, the new Cintiq 22HD touch offers an on-screen experience and a more intuitive and natural way to work. The new Cintiq is expected to retail for $2,499. [more]

Test Driving the Profoto Pro-B4 at 1/25,000 of a Second

Several weeks ago I wrote an article about Profoto’s new-ish pack, the Pro-B4, which has a flash duration of 1/25,000th of a second. Well, last week I was finally able to take it for a test drive. And what better way to test an insane flash duration than with water? [more]

Watch the First Footage from Black Magic Pocket Camera

Black Magic unveiled their crazy small Pocket Camera at NAB earlier this year, and some of the first footage recorded on the camera has appeared online from director of photography John Brawley. Unsurprisingly, it looks pretty darn good. [more]

Sigma’s Delayed 120-300mm f/2.8 To Come In Early May Along with Much Anticipated USB Dock

Sigma sent out word this morning that the delayed 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM lens slated originally for release in February 2013 will finally be coming to market in early May for $3,599. Released along with that lens is the much anticipated USB Dock that can be used to fine tune new Sigma lenses will be available $59. [more]

Examining Fiscal Year 2012 Sales for Olympus, Sony, Nikon and Canon

There is fierce competition among the top digital imaging companies, fighting for several billion in dollars worldwide. I have examined Olympus and Sony in the past, and this year I wanted to bring in Canon and Nikon to see how their last fiscal year treated them. Though the publicly filed information tends to be pretty vague in specific company categories (instead opting to give general aggregated sales), I was able to get some approximate final sales numbers in digital imaging for these four companies. Let’s answer the big question: who came out on top? [more]

Zack Arias Claims That The DSLR Is Dead As A Result Of The Fuji X100S

We’ve all heard of renowned portrait photographer Zack Arias – not only is he a great shooter, but he’s got a reputation for making some bold claims. Make no mistake that the Fuji X100S is a great little camera. Small, compact, feature-packed and with great image quality, you’ve probably heard quite a bit about it lately. But just HOW good is it? Zack Arias says that it’s so good, in fact, that the DSLR is dead. Check out the video and let us [more]

Drone Camera Shoots Super Slick Skater Video “Firefly”

Firefly is a super slick skater video shot with a JamCopter, a remote controlled helicopter rigged with a camera, that follows a skater and his LED lit board around a city.

The birds eye perspective and high camera angle shots create some really nice movements and give scale to the skaters journey. The project was created by samadhiproduction.cz and utilizes the use of remote controlled helicopters from jamcopters.cz.

Very cool, very slick, very simple. [more]

Fstoppers First Look: Sigma’s New 18-35 f/1.8

When we announced the new 18-35mm f/1.8 lens from Sigma, the excited and joy-filled response from you all was nearly instantaneous (which was rather impressive since it was confirmed at just past 1 in the morning eastern time). I too was particularly excited because of what this lens means to the industry and the future of lens design. I want to share with you my first impressions of the lens, which arrived in my studio just a few minutes ago. [more]

Yahoo’s New Weather App is Beautiful Thanks to Flickr

Yahoo’s new weather app that was released today just replaced my Apple weather app, and probably for good. Why? Because it’s outstandingly beautiful thanks to Flickr image integration. Rather than just showing bland vectors of sun and clouds, Yahoo has backed up their accurate weather forecasting with geolocated imagery from Flickr users. So pretty… [more]

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