Photography News Week in Review: 10/11 to 10/17/2015

by | Oct 19, 2015

 

Each Monday (hopefully), we compile a list of the previous week’s best photography news from our own News Desk and around the web. And by “best,” we mean the things we stumbled upon and enjoyed and hope you will find interesting.

Photographer Mark Dadswell Takes the B1 For a Ride | Profoto blog

There are some awesome images in this one. Basically, Dadswell put a couple Profoto B1 lights and a Canon 1DX on the back of his car in order to capture dramatic action shots of Australian cyclist, Alex Morgan. The results are stunning. There’s also a behind-the-scenes video that’s worth watching at the end of the article, in which Dadswell can be seen hanging out over the tailgate of the moving vehicle while shooting. Kids, don’t try this at home. Or anywhere, really.

Compact contenders: Canon G9 X, G5 X, and EOS M10 | Pro Photo Supply News Desk

Canon introduced a trio of compact cameras last week. While we think the upmarket G5 X is the most noteworthy, the fact that Canon announced three cameras at once is proof of their commitment to the compact sector. The EOS M10, in particular, may be the first time U.S. photographers pay attention to Canon’s mirrorless offerings, thanks to it’s low price.

Sony announces long-awaited RX1R II | Pro Photo Supply News Desk

It finally happened. Get the details here.

Zeiss Otus 1.4/28: World-class wide-angle | Zeiss Lenspire

Zeiss announced a new lens in the highly-regarded Otus line, a 28mm wide-angle. Like the 55 and 85mm Otus lenses, it features a fast f/1.4 aperture, all-metal build, and is manual-focus only. It will be available in both Canon and Nikon mounts with an expected release of mid-2016. Pricing has yet to be announced, but given the ~$4000 starting price of other Otus lenses, it will likely be quite high.

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments!

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