Laowa 10-18 f/3.5-4.5 Full Frame and More Coming

Venus Optics will have several major announcements at the Beijing P&E starting May 3rd. The following new Laowa lenses are rumored/expected:

◦ Laowa 10-18 f/3.5-4.5 full frame manual focus lens for Sony FE
◦ Laowa GF 17mm f/4 for Fuji GFX
◦ Laowa 2x tele macro for DSLR cameras
◦ Laowa fisheye lens wider than 180° (not 100% sure about this lens)
◦ Laowa 25-100mm f/2.8 full frame mirrorless lens (also not 100% sure about this lens)

The latest Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro lens is delayed until the end of May. Additional information on Venus Optics products can be found here. Laowa lenses are sold at B&H Photo and on their official website.

Via Photorumors

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Phase One Releases Capture One 11.1 With Sony a7III Support

Update Provides New Resource Hub, Expanded Camera Support and Improved Workflow

COPENHAGEN, Apr. 19, 2018 – Phase One, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-end digital camera systems, today released Capture One 11.1, a feature release to the industry’s premier RAW conversion and image editing software. The release enhances the Capture One user experience, through a new support platform and functionality updates to ensure a faster, smoother workflow. Improved Styles and presets workflow, support for 11 new cameras, including Sony A7 Mk III and Fuji X-H1 and 10 new lenses, including Tamron lenses for both Nikon and Canon, and an all-new Resource Hub are among the latest updates.

“Capture One remains dedicated to the needs of ambitious photographers. These latest updates introduce an extension to camera and lens support, as well as an all-new Resource Hub. The Resource Hub is an in-app portal that allows users to easily access news, tutorials, updates and much more – all designed to inspire photographers and ensure the best workflow and user experience in Capture One,” said Jan Hyldebrandt-Larsen, VP Software Business at Phase One. Read More »

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Photokina 2018 Drama: Sony Confirms Attendance

It seems there was some drama caused by rumors that vendors were dropping out of Photokina 2018, which turned out to be untrue. The noise must have gotten pretty bad because Photokina issued a press release confirming that all of the major camera makers would be in attendance. Of course, Sony has lots of new stuff to show off and we might even see the Sony a7SIII in time for Photokina.

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Photokina 2018: high exhibitor demand

Five months prior to the start of the 35th edition of photokina on 26 September 2018, the organisers are expecting every single exhibitor space in the halls in Cologne to be filled. Leading companies of the industry like Arri, Canon, Cewe, DJI, Epson, Fujifilm, Kodak Alaris, Leica, Manfrotto, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Profoto, Sigma, Sony, Tamron and Zeiss have already secured their stands at the coming event. The application phase is also moving full speed ahead for photokina 2019.

“Last year we reached a series of important decisions affecting the future of photokina, and can now see that these decisions are already having a positive impact in 2018”, according to Christoph Werner, Vice President Koelnmesse. “We are pleased that many technology leaders have decided in favour of participation in photokina – in some cases extending beyond 2018.”

Photokina is also of great interest to young companies. With the Imaging Lab, a format was created that brings together start-ups, research institutions and the innovation departments of the technology leaders to jointly enable a look into the future of imaging.

via Photorumors

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Sony a7III Firmware 1.01 Update

This firmware provides the following benefits:

  • Resolves an issue where blinking pixels may appear at bottom edge of the camera setting and with certain lenses, especially during XAVC S 4K (PAL 25p) recording
  • Resolves a rare issue where the touch panel cannot be operated
  • Improves overall stability of the camera

You can download the firmware update here.

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Tokina FiRIN 20mm f/2 FE AF Pre-Orders Start, Shipping June 1

B&H Photo and Adorama are now accepting pre-orders for the Tokina FiRIN 20mm f/2 FE AF. Amazon should start accepting orders soon.

New Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF
April 06, 2018 – Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. is proud to announce the sales release of Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF – the second prime lens in Tokina’s premium lens series FíRIN for mirrorless cameras.

Name Origin
FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF belongs to the newly launched “FíRIN” series of Tokina lenses for mirrorless cameras (or ILCs – Interchangeable Lens Compacts) marking a new epoch in Tokina history. FíRIN is a variation of Fírinne – the old Irish word for “truth”. It means “that what is real” and signifies “being true to someone or something”. It represents a promise from Tokina to photographers to help them capture the truth in their images with this revolutionary new lens.

FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF is the long-awaited autofocus version of the existing FíRIN 20mm F2 FE super wide angle lens for full-frame Sony E-mount. Being specially designed for Sony E-mount and adopting the same optical design as in MF model, FíRIN series now offers more options for end-users to choose from according to the purpose and style of shooting.

Estimated time of arrival: June 1, 2018 EAN code: 4961607634509
For more information about the product refer to FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF product page.

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Profoto Air Remote TTL-S Compatible With Sony α7III

Profoto Air Remote TTL-S compatible with Sony α7 III
Sony recently launched its new camera Sony α7 III. The Profoto Air Remote TTL-S is compatible with the Sony α7 III out of the box.

For the full list of compatible cameras, visit the Profoto Air Remote TTL-S product page on

Set the camera’s Wireless Flash to On to use the Air Remote TTL-S (reachable with MENU button).

Set the camera’s “Silent shooting” to Off.

Make sure to use the latest firmware on your Air Remote TTL-S and Profoto flashes.

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Profoto Air Remote TTL-S: B&H Photo/Adorama
Profoto B1 500 AirTTL: B&H Photo/Adorama
Profoto B1 500 Air Location Kit: B&H Photo/Adorama
Profoto B2 Off-Camera Flash Head: B&H Photo/Adorama
Profoto B2 250 Air TTL Location Kit: B&H Photo/Adorama
Profoto D2 Duo 1000/1000 AirTTL 2-Light Kit: B&H Photo/Adorama

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