Unveiled: New Olympus Tough and Stylus Point-and-Shoot Cameras

Expanding on the success of two popular lines of their Stylus digital cameras series, Olympus has announced the new Stylus SH-1 Digital Camera and the Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital Camera.  In addition, they have released several new accessories to go with these cameras.


Thoughts on Instagram, from the Mind of Chris Buck

Chris Buck is a photographer known mostly for his portraiture, in which he brings a unique and distinctive style to each of his images, and unsurprisingly, he’s brought this sense of invention to Instagram. Buck was kind enough to share his thoughts with us on what he once referred to as a “mix of photos of lunch, ironic landscapes, and Holga-filtered observations of everyday life.”

Unveiled: Panasonic LUMIX G Leica 15mm f/1.7 Lens

Panasonic has announced a new prime lens for their Micro Four Thirds format cameras—and this is anything but just another new lens. The LUMIX G Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH lens brings with it the best of the Panasonic/Leica collaborative efforts.

B&H Gear News Update for March 21, 2014

This Week in the News:

  • Samsung announced the NX Mini, the world's most pocket-friendly mirrorless camera system
  • Rokinon unveiled an entire fleet of new still photo and cine lenses 
  • The Apple iPad 2 was finally discontinued, and the iPad 4 was reintroduced
  • The Sony Alpha a7, a7R, and the Nikon D4 all received firmware updates

The New Samsung NX Mini and NX-M Lenses

Unveiled: New Photo and Cine Lenses from Rokinon

Rokinon has announced several new manual focus lenses for both still photography and HD video capture. Starting with the photo lenses, there is the new second-generation 8mm f/2.8 for mirrorless cameras, a 10mm f/2.8 lens for mirrorless and APS-C format DSLR cameras, and a 12mm f/2.0 lens for mirrorless cameras. Also for photo are new Sony E and Micro Four Thirds mounts for existing 24mm f/1.4 and a 35mm f/1.4 lenses. The Cine lenses include a new 8mm T3.1 for mirrorless mounts and a 14mm T1.5, 24mm T1.5, 35 T1.5, and an 85mm T1.5 for Micro Four Thirds.

Head in the Clouds: Mike Olbinski's Storm Photography

Mike Olbinski went from photographing lightning in his backyard with a point-and-shoot camera to being a professional storm photographer—in a flash. His time-lapse storm videos have gone viral in a big way; one of them even made an appearance in a major motion picture. I spoke to Olbinski to find out how he does it.

Brighten Your Day with New Bags from Ape Case

Add a splash of color to your next camera bag with the new Compact Tech and Large Tech Messenger Bags from Ape Case. The gray bags feature a bold green, teal, or orange front flap, and are sure to breathe new life into your next creative endeavor.

How to Pose Wedding Portraits, with Photographer Moshe Zusman

Join renowned wedding photographer Moshe Zusman as he explains his approach and shares some of his techniques for posing brides, grooms, and wedding parties. If you want your wedding portraits to possess pizzazz, character, elegance, and a natural feel, Zusman suggests that you treat each image as though it were part of a high-fashion shoot.

The Top 7 Questions from our Sony A7 Live Webcast

On Tuesday, March 18, B&H hosted a live webcast on the topic of Sony's Alpha A7 and A7R full-frame mirrorless digital cameras. Our live panel consisted of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Smith, Sony's Senior Manager of Technology, Mark Weir, and our own Gabriel Biderman.

Unveiled: The Samsung NX Mini Mirrorless Digital Camera and New NX-M Mount Lenses

Samsung is at it again! They have announced a new ultra-compact mirrorless camera, complete with a new NX-M mount to attach the mini lenses that go with it. The NX Mini Mirrorless Digital Camera is available in two kits and several colors, and its feature set is notable, considering it’s an interchangeable-lens camera that weighs 5.6 ounces and can easily fit in your front pocket, even with a lens attached.


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