September 17  • 

The Magenta Foundation has announced an open call for the 11th Flash Forward Emerging Photographers Competition. Any photographer 34 years of age or under as of December 31, 2015, who is working in Canada, the UK and/or the US is eligible to submit. Jurors will select the 2015 Bright Spark, an emerging photographer selected as having submitted an extraordinarily accomplished body of work who will be recognized with a $6000 award, and the winner of the Artists Multiple BOOK Prize, who will be...

September 17  • 

Sigma Has Announced Six New Products

Gentec International has announced the new Sigma 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens, the latest addition to Sigma’s Sports (S) product line. This high-performance, hyper-telephoto zoom lens gives the world’s most demanding photographers the image quality they require, while maintaining high performance in adverse conditions.

September 16  • 

The 64-GB SanDisk Extreme PRO U3 SDXC UHS-I Memory Card

SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the world’s fastest microSD UHS-I memory card, the 64GB SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-I card. SanDisk is distributed in Canada by Gentec International.

September 16  • 

New ZEISS 16-35 mm f/4 Wide-Angle Zoom for E-mount Cameras

Sony Canada has introduced a new Zeiss 16-35 mm f/4 wide-angle zoom lens for E-mount cameras. Packing a serious amount of imaging power into a light, compact frame, the new Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35 mm f/4 ZA OSS (SEL1635Z) lens offers photo enthusiasts a compelling choice for wide-angle photography including landscapes, architecture and more.

September 15  • 

Panasonic’s Ultra Compact DMC-GM5

Panasonic Canada Inc. has introduced the new LUMIX DMC-GM5 from its premium compact Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) GM series. The camera’s high performance and range of features result in ultimate picture quality, and its outstandingly compact profile is perfect for the photographer on-the-go.

September 15  • 

Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Canada Inc. has introduced the 6th generation of its world-renowned LX series of high-end compact cameras, the DMC-LX100. With a 4/3-inch High Sensitivity MOS Sensor, the camera is designed to inspire creativity. The DMC-LX100 is not just a successor to the DMC-LX7 but is also reminiscent of the DMC-LC1—Panasonic’s first full manual...


September 15  • 

Should I pay more for a computer with extra RAM?

Now that I own a 24-megapixel camera, I am planning to buy a new desktop PC with large monitor and hope to pay about $800; in a pinch, I could afford $1000. Should I pay extra for 8 GB of RAM instead of the more typical 4 GB? If I do so, that will make the computer faster, right?

September 12  • 

SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 Memory Card

SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, has unveiled unveiled significant upgrades to its SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 memory card and announced that the SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD has been qualified for 4K capture. SanDisk is distributed in Canada by Gentec International.

September 12  • 

SanDisk Extreme PRO SD Memory Card

SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, has launched its 512-GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I memory card, the world’s highest capacity SD card on the market.

September 12  • 

The Wi-Fi-Enabled Ricoh WG-M1

Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation has announced the launch of the Ricoh WG-M1 digital action camera. From the creators of the original adventure camera, the newest addition to the waterproof, coldproof, and shock resistant WG series is equipped to capture life’s moving adventures. The WG-M1 is the must-have adventure camera for capturing your...

September 12  • 

The New Nikon D750, SB-500 Speedlight and AF-S NIKKOR 20 mm f/1.8G ED Wide-Angle Lens

Nikon Canada has announced the D750, the HD-SLR that provides adept enthusiasts with the powerful combination of pro-calibre photo and video features with FX-format image quality.

September 12  • 

5 Interesting Reads

Time has a great article on privacy in the age where internet sharing is expected. How can you improve the security of your online photos? Maybe film still and motion photography will stick around a while longer? Curious how a photographer plans for her own wedding day photography? Do you have a graphing calculator at home? Check out...

September 11  • 

Focal Point 2014 Coming Up in Toronto

Focal Point, the Professional Photographers of Canada—Ontario annual convention will be September 27 through 29 in Toronto. The event will feature keynote speakers Renee Robyn and Jason Groupp.