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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 26, 2016 0 comments

Venus Optics is a Chinese lens manufacturer that has been producing some unique and highly regarded lenses under its Laowa brand. But their new 24mm f/14 Relay 2X Macro lens, previewed at Photokina, may have changed the meaning of “unique” forever—at least as far as optics are concerned. 

Ron Leach Posted: Sep 22, 2016 0 comments

Dusan Stojancevic is a Serbian photographer specializing in time lapse, travel, landscape, food, and wedding photography. He’s recently made some truly astonishing cityscapes by capturing iconic sites throughout the world in drops of water using a macro lens.

Ron Leach Posted: Sep 22, 2016 0 comments

PocketWizard has just made their FlexTT5 TTL radio remote system available to users of Panasonic’s mirrorless cameras. When used with the Panasonic DMW-FL360L and DMW-FL580L flash units, the FlexTT5 TTL enables a full range of flash sync speeds up to 1/8000. 

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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 22, 2016 1 comments

We thought we’d give you a break from the barrage of Photokina product news, and let you feast your eyes on these stunning images just captured by the International Space Station (ISS) some 250 miles above us. These images of our planet at night were taken last week.

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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 21, 2016 0 comments

MeFOTO has launched a new line of compact, rugged tripods that feature a Bluetooth remote, a precision ball head, a secure leg-lock system, and removable center columns for taking selfies. The versatile "Air" tripods (and a monopod) are available in three sizes, and all come with a spring-loaded phone adapter for selfies.

Ron Leach Posted: Sep 19, 2016 0 comments

The big news from Olympus this morning was the introduction of their new flagship mirrorless camera, the OM-D EM-1 Mark II. But the company had more in store with the launch of the compact Pen E-PL8 mirrorless camera and three new lenses.

Ron Leach Posted: Sep 19, 2016 0 comments

Fujifilm just created some major excitement at Photokina with the introduction of the 51.4-megapixel Fujifilm GFX medium format mirrorless camera and three lenses designed to handle future cameras with 100-megapixel resolution.

Ron Leach Posted: Sep 19, 2016 0 comments

Olympus just unveiled their new flagship mirrorless camera, the OM-D EM-1 weatherproof mirrorless camera designed to deliver maximum speed, superior resolution, mobility and high performance for professional photographers. The camera will be sealed for dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof shooting under harsh conditions.

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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 19, 2016 0 comments

This morning at Photokina Sony introduced a new flagship A-mount camera with a high-resolution 42.4-megapixel back-illuminated sensor, a redesigned interface, and 12 fps continuous shooting. The A99 II is the first model in Sony’s full-frame line to feature the company’s ultra-fast 4D focus system with 79 cross-type AF points.

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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 19, 2016 0 comments

Today at Photokina Sigma added three new lenses to its Global Vision Line: the 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, a 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art and a 500mm f/4 OS HSM Sport.

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