Sigma Cine Lens Trade Up Program

Get $350 back on used EF, E or PL mount lenses toward the purchase of a Sigma Cine lens through December 31, 2017
Sigma cine lenses
Some good cheer from Sigma for filmmakers, cinematographers and other creatives, as the company has launched its Cine Trade Up Program. Get $350 back on used EF, E or PL mount lenses toward the purchase of a Sigma Cine lens through December 31, 2017. The offer is only valid through U.S. Sigma Authorized Cine Dealers, and there’s a limit—only one... Read more

Canon CarePAK PLUS 13-Month Coverage Free

Through January 6, 2018, purchase select Canon cameras and lenses, and get the company’s accidental damage protection for 13 months at no charge
Through January 6, 2018, purchase select Canon cameras and lenses, and get Canon CarePAK PLUS accidental damage protection for 13 months at no charge.
Through January 6, 2018, purchase select Canon cameras and lenses, and get the Canon CarePAK PLUS accidental damage protection free for 13 months when you register the product within 30 days. The program protects gear beyond the standard warranty period, repairing the product to working condition or replacing it with an equivalent. And all services... Read more

Lensrentals And LensProToGo Partnership Announced

Photographers, videographers and filmmakers will have access to the largest selection of rental gear in the photo and film industry in the U.S.
video gear rental, lensrentals, lensprotogo
Lensrentals and LensProTo Go have announced a new partnership, giving photographers, videographers and filmmakers access to the largest selection of rental gear in the photo and film industry in the U.S., from cameras and lenses to drones and lighting solutions and more. Both companies will continue to operate as usual, but the partnership will allow... Read more

Think Tank Photo Introduces Airport Advantage Plus Rolling Camera Bag

Built for photographers traveling with their gear, the rugged lightweight bag meets domestic and international airline requirements
camera bags
Travel for photographers can be a challenge, at times, especially with the restrictions the airlines often throw our way. (This article has some excellent airline travel tips for photographers.) Think Tank Photo has introduced a new rolling camera bag, the Airport Advantage Plus, designed to make reaching your assignment or photo destination with your... Read more

Sony Introduces Ultrafast G Series CFast 2.0 Memory Cards

Designed to meet the demands of photographers and videographers, the 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB cards feature a write speed of up to 510 MB/s and a read speed of up to 530 MB/s
memory cards
Sony grows its memory card series with the introduction of the ultrafast G Series CFast 2.0 cards, which join the company’s line of SSD, XQD and SxS memory solutions. Designed to meet the demands of photographers and videographers shooting high-capacity DSLRs and 4K cinema cameras, the 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB cards feature a write speed of up to 510... Read more

Drobo Introduces Platinum And Gold Power User Packages

The 5D3 DAS and 5N2 NAS 5-bay special editions are designed to provide photographers and videographers with high-performance storage solutions while protecting valuable files with additional safety features
file storage
Drobo has an excellent line of storage solutions for photographers, videographers and other creatives, and those Drobo “power users” will be interested in the new Platinum and Gold Edition packages for the 5D3 direct-attached and 5N2 network-attached 5-bay storage drives. The new editions are designed to provide high-performance storage functionality... Read more

Westcott Solix LED Light Introduced

Available as part of three different kits, the compact, portable lighting solution is built to deliver quality daylight-balanced light in an intuitively designed package for both photographers and filmmakers
LED lighting
The lighting pros at Westcott make some of our favorite studio and location tools, and now the Solix LED light joins the Westcott universe. Available as part of three different kits, the new compact, portable lighting solution is built to deliver quality light in an intuitively designed package for both photographers and filmmakers, whether shooting... Read more

YI Technology 360 VR Camera Launches

The camera can shoot 360-degree video in 5.7K at 30 fps, with the capability to create in-camera stitching for 4K video and live-streaming
VR camera
Earlier this year, YI Technology introduced the YI 4K+ Action Camera to the world, a virtual-reality camera that captures UHD 4K video at 60 fps. Now the company has announced the YI 360 VR Camera, the first of its kind to shoot 360-degree video in 5.7K at 30 fps, and with the capability to create in-camera stitching for 4K video and live-streaming.... Read more

Red Giant Universe 2.2 Arrives

The GPU-accelerated plugin series for editors and motion graphics artists gets 11 new transitions, as the effects collection grows to 76 imaging tools
Red Giant Universe 2.2
Red Giant has announced the release of Universe 2.2, the GPU-accelerated plugin series for editors and motion graphics artists. The update gets 11 new transitions, as the effects collection grows to 76 imaging tools. Look for HDVideoPro’s hands-on review, coming soon. Check out Universe 2.2 via the short film “Hewlogram,” written and directed... Read more

Canon 4K UHD Portable Zoom Broadcast Lenses Introduced

The CJ45ex9.7B 4K UHD and CJ45ex13.6B 4K UHD lenses are designed for 2/3-inch-sensor broadcast cameras
Canon broadcast lenses
Canon CJ45ex13.6B 4K UHD Portable Zoom broadcast lens Canon has introduced a pair of 4K UHD Portable Zoom broadcast lenses, the CJ45ex9.7B 4K UHD and CJ45ex13.6B 4K UHD, designed for 2/3-inch-sensor broadcast cameras. The lenses join the CJ20ex7.8B and CJ12ex4.3B in the series. Suitable for a wide variety of shooting applications, from sports to docs... Read more

Canon Professional Services Platinum Members Get Next-Day Shipping

The support program for professionals provides two-day turnaround for equipment serviced after an estimate is approved
Canon Professional Services
Officially launched at PhotoPlus Expo 2017, the Canon Professional Services program featuring next-day shipping for Platinum members is in full swing. Professionals who are members of that level of the CPS program are provided two-day turnaround for equipment after an estimate is approved. A next-day loaner is provided for longer repairs. Additional... Read more

Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary Lens Announced

The second prime in the series, it’s the first interchangeable lens for mirrorless E-mount cameras in APS-C format with a 24mm focal length and ƒ/1.4 aperture
Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary lens
Sigma has introduced the 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary lens at the 2017 Photo Plus Expo. The second lens in the series, it’s the first interchangeable lens for mirrorless E-mount cameras in APS-C format with a 24mm focal length and ƒ/1.4 aperture. We recently shot with the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary, and look forward to a hands-on... Read more
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