Nikon Unveils New 500mm f/4 and 600mm f/4 Super Telephoto Lenses

Nikon AF-S 600mm f4E FL ED VR Lens

Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens

Nikon has announced the new AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and AF-S 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lenses, priced at $10,300 and $12,300, respectively.

The new super telephoto lenses shave pounds off of their predecessors. The new 500mm weighs in at 6.8 lbs (compared to 8.5 lbs for its precessor), while the new 600mm lens weighs 8.3 lbs (compared to 11.5 lbs for its predecessor). [Read more…]

MindShift Gear Unveils FirstLight Backpack Series

MindShift Gear First Light

MindShift Gear has announced its new FirstLight camera backpack series, which accommodates DSLRs and big lenses in the 200mm to 600mm range. There are three backpacks in the new series: the FirstLight 20L, FirstLight 30L and FirstLight 40L.

MindShift Gear notes that these aren’t photography backpacks but outdoor backpacks designed specifically for photography. With 11 adjustment points, they allow for a custom fit for each user and are built for extend days of travel. [Read more…]

Yuneec Officially Launches Typhoon Q500 4K Drone

Yuneec Q500 4K

We saw the Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K quadcopter teased back at NAB 2015 and now it has officially launched with units expected to start shipping over the next few days.

The Typhoon Q500 4K builds off its 1080p predecessor with a new camera that shoots 4K video. It will also capture 1080p video at up to 120fps. Still images are 16MP and can be saved as JPEG or DNG RAW files – even while recording video. The built-in camera is stabilized by a 3-axis gimbal, which can be controlled remotely from the ST10+ ground station transmitter. [Read more…]