This week is CES 2018 in Las Vegas and there were several new photography products unveiled earlier this week. Below is a short overview and thoughts on some of the key gear.
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR Lens
Nikon has announced a new supertelephoto lens featuring Nikon’s first built-in selectable 1.4X teleconverter. The 180-400mm f/4 lens provides a maximum reach to 560mm f/5.6 (840mm equivalent on a DX body) when the 1.4x teleconverter is engaged.
It’s a very impressive lens but it comes with a hefty price of $12,396.95 and ships in March. Check it out here at Adorama.
The DJI Ronin-S is a smaller, single-handed form factor of the larger Ronin models. It’s designed for smaller DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. No word yet on price or availability. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
DJI Osmo 2 Smartphone Gimbal
DJI also made an improved and more affordable version of the Osmo. The new Osmo 2 offers a 15 hour run time retails for $129. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Sony A6300 in Silver
Sony announced a silver version of the A6300, which is a pretty vanilla play for Sony. Historically though, Sony doesn’t really blow it out at CES for big photography news. Look for some big news from Sony pre-NAB in March or April. But maybe you’ve been chomping at the bit for a silver version of this camera. If so, check it out here at B&H Photo.
Godox AD600Pro Witstro All-In-One Outdoor Flash
Godox announced its new AD600Pro wireless flash with a built-in 2.4GHz trigger and is compatible with several TTL systems, including Canon E-TTL II, Nikon i-TTL, Sony, and Panasonic. The 600W/s flash offers power output ranging from full to 1/256th power. It runs $899. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Rokinon AF 14mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon
Rokinon’s new 14mm AF lens for Canon EF mount offers full frame coverage, along with a wide angle of view and bright aperture. Top it off with autofocus and you’ve got an enticing package for $799. It ships in February. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
G-Technology 2TB G-DRIVE R-Series USB 3.1 Type-C mobile SSD
G-Tech is expanding its fast and popular mobile SSD line with a 2TB capacity model for $749. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Canon PIXMA G4210 Wireless MegaTank All-in-One Inkjet Printer
Canon jumps on the megatank bandwagon with an all-in-one printer. It uses integrated ink tank system that makes refilling much simpler and provides 6000 black or 7000 color prints on a single set of fresh ink bottles. It ships with a full set of inks as well as an extra pair of black ink bottles for getting another 12,000 black prints. The new G4210 All-In-One printer retails for $399. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Panasonic HC-VX1 4K HD Camcorder
It offers 4K at 30p and HDR capture. The lens is 24x and it retails for $799. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Panasonic HC-WXF1 4K UHD Camcorder
It offers 4K at 30/24p, along with HDR and a twin-camera / multicam mode. The WXF1 retails for $999. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Panasonic HC-V800 Full HD Camcorder
The V800 is the little HD brother to the VX1. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Vuze Vuze+ 4K 3D 360 Spherical VR Camera
Features 8 cameras for a 4K 360° view. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Sony CCB-WD1 Wired Control Box for RX0
The CCB-WD1 connects to the RX0 and enables PC control with web browser via wired IP connection. You can use these to pair up to 100 RX0 cameras with these Camera Control Boxes. Additionally, a video sync function is also available, allowing frame timing to be synchronized between all connected cameras. The CCB-WD1 retails for $699 and will ship in February. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
SanDisk Extreme Portable USB 3.1 Type-C External SSD
This rugged portable SSD delivers high-speed transfers of up to 550MB/s. Available in capacities up to 2TB, this drive is built for storing extensive photo shoots, and with the IP55 rating, it can stand up to rain, splashes, spills, and dust while taking your content on-the-go. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
LaCie 2TB DJI Copilot BOSS USB 3.1 Type-C External Hard Drive
This LaCie 2TB drive can copy files in the field from a drone or memory card without having to import them to your computer first. It has a built-in rechargeable battery than can also act as a power source for charging your mobile device. It can connect to your phone or tablet in the field to review or manage the files on it. Check it out here at B&H Photo.