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Move System

With Move, Manfrotto offers a modular system of modules that can be combined with each other, providing maximum flexibility while reducing set-up times. The main component of Move is the Quick Release System, which, combined with other components such as the Gimbal 300XM, increases the speed on set.

APS-C models for the EOS R system

Canon introduces its first mirrorless APS-C cameras in the EOS R system: the EOS R7 and the EOS R10. The EOS R7 offers the autofocus speed of top-of-the-line models, while the EOS R10 is a powerful all-rounder. Also being introduced today are two new RF-S lenses: the RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM and…

Star DJ David Puentez at the Festival of Imaging

This year, he will provide the best beats for the Festival of Imaging. David Puentez provides the cool sound for the mega-event of photography. The star DJ will give a concert on the big stage of PHOTOPIA Hamburg on 14 October 2022. We asked the artist for a short interview in advance.

Mobile Imaging Koop

Xiaomi and Leica Camera announce a strategic partnership in the mobile imaging segment. The first flagship smartphone jointly developed by the two companies with a "co-engineered with Leica" camera module is scheduled for launch in July this year.

Microphones for Content Creator

In the digital workflow, creating videos requires not only good image quality and an interesting story, but also good sound. RØDE offers a wide variety of microphones that support every content creator in their creative everyday life with their excellent sound quality and interesting features.

Space for photography - New management

On June 1, 2022, Stephanie Herrmann will take over as director of the renowned gallery ZEPHYR - Raum für Fotografie! She succeeds Thomas Schirmböck, who will retire in May 2022.

Sinking Sundarbans

Supratim Bhattacharjee (38) lives and works as a photographer in India, focusing on in-depth visual storytelling. His projects are mostly long-term and deal with ecological, social and humanitarian issues.

Photo talents awarded

This year's winners of the German Youth Photo Award come from Bavaria, Berlin, Brandenburg, North Rhine-Westphalia and Saxony. Their pictures are convincing due to their personal reference, diverse social topics and creative realization. The award ceremony took place on May 22 in front of an…

Off for CL/TL2 system

Leica says goodbye to its system cameras with image sensors in the APS-C format. The Leica T (701) introduced the L-mount in 2014, which is also used by the Leica SL full-frame system. This was followed by the Leica CL and Leica TL2 models, which are now being phased out.

Ivo von Renner – powered by Lumix

In mid-May, participants of the ProfiFoto Masterclass spent two days with Ivo von Renner, immersing themselves in his fascinating and inspiring world of life and work and, with his support, realizing their own personal image ideas.


Panasonic introduces the LEICA DG SUMMILUX 9mm F1.7 (35mm 35mm equivalent: 18mm), a fast ultra-wide-angle fixed focal length for the LUMIX G series. In addition to its high speed with very compact dimensions, the MicroFourThirds lens features a minimum focus distance of just 9.5 cm and a…

Eflect & Lightstream

In addition to an LED spotlight used as the main light at a height of around five meters, the Dedolight Eflect lighting system was used as part of the ProfiFoto Masterclass with Ivo von Renner. It consists of light heads, multi-mirror reflectors and support arms, which can be used to create a wide…

The man who makes the Elbphilharmonie vibrate

Press shutter release, advance film, a small body rotation and release again

New applications for old lenses

Bellows units have been part of the core range in the NOVOFLEX program for more than 70 years. The universal bellows of the BALPRO series are among the high-end products in this segment. Numerous connection options for all common camera models and lens types ensure a wide range of applications. Now,…

instax Link WIDE Printer

The new instax Link WIDE Printer expands the existing line-up of FUJIFILM instant printers with a model for films in the large WIDE format. The ability to include QR codes in the images opens up interesting possibilities for wedding and event photographers, among others.

EDDYCAM - EASY-Collection

The new EDDYCAM EASY collection combines a classic cut camera strap with fashionable design, finest elastic elk leather and high quality workmanship.


Giulio is a freelance photographer and filmmaker. He discovered his passion for photography six years ago during a trip to Asia. Enthusiastic about photography, he has been uploading a picture every day on Instagram ever since. In the beginning, he grabbed his bike several times a week and explored…

Modified camera tests

ProfiFoto camera tests are based, among other things, on measured values that were previously determined by Image Engineering, IE, on behalf of the Technical Image Press Association, TIPA. Now that IE has discontinued these tests, Testlab, as a new TIPA partner, supplies the analyses on the basis of…

Firmware update for SL system

A recent firmware update enables 12-bit RAW video output specifically for the Leica SL2-S and integrates other improvements for the SL system.

7. Pro Photographer Live Talks

The Sony Pro Photographer Live Talks are entering their seventh round. The interactive Zoom meetings offer the opportunity to ask questions directly to the participating professional photographers and the Sony Pro Team.