First, Happy Friday everyone.

What a week it has been for those who keep up with photography news. Yahoo got hacked (change those Flickr passwords NOW), Photokina has us all on pins and needles as new cameras are being revealed, and that 1 TB SanDisk SDXC Card has many already frantically putting away money. There were also a number of new products (and some seasoned favorites) that really caught our attention, and, in the end, made the cut for his week’s #PhotoFriday roundup.

First up…

Leica’s First Instant Camera

Aiming to provide customers a way to frame those special moments, Leica has revealed the Sofort, its very first instant camera.

Offering a number of color variants, one can choose a Soloft that fits their personality, and still experience its compact and versatile design. According to the company’s official website, “The perfect combination of style and functionality in the small and compact Leica Sofort makes it the ideal companion for fashion-conscious people who love photography.”

Pre-Order the Leica Sofort.

GoPro Believes in Karma (and the Hero 5)

In case you have not been introduced, meet the HERO5 Black is the most powerful and easy-to-use GoPro ever. Together, with Karma, which aims to be more than just a drone, it’s a match made in action-camera video heaven.

GoPro can hardly contain their excitement. The Hero 5 Black boasts 4K video, voice control, one-button simplicity, touch display and a waterproof design. Add smooth stabilized video, crystal-clear audio and pro-quality photo capture combine with GPS, it’s no wonder why the the company is calling the HERO5 Black the best GoPro yet.

Get notified when the Hero 5 and Karma will be available.

The World’s Fastest Flash

What you get when you combine speed and power? Profoto set out to provide a solution to this question and came up with the Pro-10, the world’s fastest flash.

Whether you’re shooting portrait, food, fashion or sport, with a flash duration of up to 1/63,000 of a second you’ll get a great shot every time. This is high-end light shaping excellence in a superfast and versatile package for photographers who demand only the very best.

Purchase the Profoto Pro-10.

The Dynamic DJI Osmo Duo

For those who shoot on the go (I’m looking at you wedding videographers, YouTubers and video journalists), shaky video is your worst enemy. Thankfully, the DJI Osmo 4K camera is here to the rescue.

Together with the 3-Axis Gimbal, the Osmo single-handedly erases shaky video, leaving only stunning imagery with smooth motion.

Get 2 Free Batteries with the purchase of the Osmo Handheld 4K Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal.

Welcome to Los Angeles

September also happens to mark Samy’s Camera’s 40th anniversary. While the company currently boasts six retail stores covering both SoCal and NorCal, Los Angeles is home to our corporate offices and flagship store. One book that perfectly capture the history and admiration for the city of angeles is Taschen’s Los Angeles, Portrait of a City.

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Credit: Taschen

From the first known photograph taken in Los Angeles to its most recent sweeping vistas, this photographic tribute to the City of Angels provides a fascinating journey through the city’s cultural, political, industrial, and sociological history. It traces the city’s development from the 1880s’ real estate boom, through the early days of Hollywood and the urban sprawl of the late 20th century, right up to the present day. With over 500 images, L.A. is shown emerging from a desert wasteland to become a vast palm-studded urban metropolis. The book is edited by Cultural anthropologist and graphic design historian Jim Heimann.

Special order Los Angeles, Portrait of a City.