Sony Japan Unveils the a7II Mirrorless Camera, 70-300mm G SSM II A-Mount Lens

It was just over a year ago when the groundbreaking full-frame a7 series was released and now Sony Japan is looking to further establish themselves with the announcement of the Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera.

Cameras of the Year, 2014

The premise of the camera is simple: it's a box that allows a measured amount of light into it in order to create an image on a photo-sensitive material. Stroll through the B&H Photo SuperStore and you'll see there are literally thousands of different interpretations of how to best do this. Cameras of all shapes, sizes, and colors are on the shelves—all of them begging to be held and used to make photographs.

Podcast #6: Whoever Saves One Life, Saves the Entire World—A Secret History of Leica

The oft-quoted line paraphrased for our headline, and notably used in reference to Oskar Schindler and Chiune Sugihara, can also be applied to industrialist and Leica camera manufacturer Ernst Leitz II, who used his influence to help many Jews and other subjugated people avoid persecution, maintain their jobs, or even escape Germany during the 1930s and 1940s.

Best of 2015: 10 Innovative Photography Accessories

Whether you are looking for new accessories to make your life easier or are in need of an innovative gift for a friend who thinks they already own everything, here are a few accessories that are worth making room for, in any photographer’s bag.

1. Syrp Genie Motion Control Time Lapse Device

If Money is no Object: 15 Shopping Ideas for Photographers

Photography can be an expensive hobby. Or, if it is your profession, gear is likely one of your largest expenditures. It is just part of the photographic landscape, especially in the digital age. But, what if money were no object?

Elegance in Action: Hasselblad Lunar and Stellar Digital Cameras

Mahogany, Padouk, Walnut… camera specs? For special-edition cameras made by Hasselblad—yes, they are. When the Hasselblad Lunar Mirrorless Digital Camera was delivered to my desk, even the box that housed its box impressed me. It opened like a fairy tale to reveal the gleaming black display case that will be the luxurious home to your camera while it’s not in use. Think of it as a tri-level penthouse with indoor garage.

Video: Hands-On Review Of The Phottix Odin Wireless TTL Trigger Set

In the following video, Larry Becker runs through the incredible feature set of the Phottix Odin Wireless TTL Trigger Set for setting off your speedlights remotely. The 2.4GHz system is completely compatible with TTL systems for automatic exposure control and has a range of more than 300' for reliable triggering at a range of distances or without line of sight. Running through the other features, the system has full manual control, as well with a large LCD screen for checking settings and making adjustments.

Best of 2015: SLR Lenses

While much of the photo industry has been focusing on the continual growth of the mirrorless world, the DSLR market has also seen its fair share of growth and optical innovations throughout 2015. Anchored by the strongholds of Canon and Nikon, and garnished with Pentax, the realm of SLR lenses expands beyond the primary camera manufacturers to include several third-party manufacturers ranging from the formidable Zeiss, Sigma, and Tamron to lesser-known, up-and-coming manufacturers such as Mitakon Zhongyi and Venus Optics.

Panasonic Introduces Post Focus with New Firmware Update

Unveiled: Leica M (Typ 262)


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