3rd Lucie Technical Awards Finalists

3rd Lucie Technical Awards Finalists

Photo Innovations to Be Honored on Oct. 25 at PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo


Los Angeles, CA—The 3rd Annual Lucie Technical Awards, an initiative of the Lucie Foundation and sister program of the Lucie Awards, will take place in New York City on October 25, 2017. This year’s photo innovations will be honored during PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. This addition to the Lucie Awards embraces a large, critical seg3rd-Lucie-Tech-Awards-graphicment of the photographic community.

The Lucie Technical Awards aim to honor both large and small companies, as well as the individuals who have advanced the photographic industry in a particular year. The awards are intended to encompass all photographic categories—cameras, lenses, lighting, accessories, printers and software.

“Once again we gather to embrace an ever-growing segment of our beloved photographic community by highlighting those whose passion for the technological mingles seamlessly with brilliantly talented image makers,” commented founder of the Lucie Technical Awards, Hossein Farmani. “Many of them we’ll showcase just a few days later at the Lucie Awards.”

The 15th Annual Lucie Awards will be held Sunday, October 29, at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Following are all the finalists for the 2017 Lucie Technical Awards in each of the 19 imaging categories.

Lomo’Instant Automat Glass Magellan

Best Instant Camera

Fujifilm instax Square SQ10
Leica Sofort
Lomo’Instant Automat Glass Magellan
MiNT SLR670-S Noir
Polaroid Snap Touch

Best Fixed-Lens Compact Camera

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
Fujifilm X100F
Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX 100V

Best Action Camera

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-5

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
GoPro Hero5 Black
Kodak Orbit360 4K VR
Nikon KeyMission 170
Olympus Tough TG-5
Ricoh WG-50
Sony FDR-X3000R

Best Small-Format System Camera

Fujifilm X-T20

Canon EOS Rebel SL2
Fujifilm X-T20
Leica TL2
Nikon D7500
Panasonic Lumix GH5
Pentax KP

Best Full-Frame
System Camera

Sony Alpha a9

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Leica M10
Sony Alpha a9

Best Wide-Angle Zoom Lens

Canon EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM
Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 10–20mm f/4.5–5.6G VR
Sigma 12–24mm f/4 DG HSM Art
Sony 16–35mm f/2.8 GM
Sony FE 12–24mm f/4 G

Sigma 12–24mm f/4 DG HSM Art

Best Medium-Range Zoom Lens

Canon EF 24–105mm f/4L IS II USM
Sigma 24–70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art
Tamron SP 24–70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2

Tamron SP 24–70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2

Best Telephoto Zoom Lens

Canon EF 70–300mm f/4–5.6 IS II USM
Nikon AF-S 70–200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR
Sigma 100–400mm f/5–6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary
Tamron SP 70–200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2

Best Special Purpose Lens

Nikon PC Nikkor 19mm f/4E ED

Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM
Nikon AF-S Nikkor Fisheye 8–15mm f/3.5–4.5E ED
Nikon PC Nikkor 19mm f/4E ED
Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art

Best Medium-Format System Camera

Fujifilm GFX 50S
Hasselblad X1D-50c
Phase One XF IQ3 100MP Achromatic

Best Camera Drone

DJI Mavic Pro

DJI Mavic Pro
DJI Phantom 4 Advanced
GDU Premium 2.0
DJI Phantom 4 Pro
DJI Spark

Best Camera Bag

Manfrotto Pro Light Bumblebee-230

Gitzo Century Traveler Messenger
Lowepro Flipside 300 AW II
Manfrotto Pro Light 3N1-36
Manfrotto Pro Light Bumblebee-230
MindShift Gear PhotoCross™ 13
Think Tank Photo Airport Advantage
Think Tank Photo Spectral 10
Vanguard Alta Sky 51D
Think Tank Photo StreetWalker Rolling Backpack V2.0

Best Tripod

3-Legged Thing Equinox Leo Carbon   Fiber Tripod & AirHed Switch
Benro Slim Carbon Fiber TSL08CN00
Gitzo GT3543XLS Series 3 Systematic XL
Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263AB100
Vanguard VEO 2 265CB Carbon Fiber

Best Continuous Light Source

ARRI SkyPanel S120-C
Fluotec AuraLux 100 LED Fresnel
FotodioX Pro PopSpot J-500

Rotolight AEOS

Hive Lighting Wasp 100-C
Polaroid Flexible LED Lighting Panel with 4-Channel Remote
Rotolight AEOS

Metz Mecablitz M400

Best Speedlight

Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX-RT
Godox Witstro AD200 Pocket Flash
Hähnel Modus 600RT
Metz Mecablitz M400
Yongnuo YN686EX-RT TTL

Best Photo-Editing Software

Adobe Photoshop CC 2017.1.1

Adobe Photoshop CC 2017.1.1
Alien Skin Exposure X2
Aurora HDR 2017
Capture One Pro 10.1
LandscapePro 2
Macphun Luminar
On1 Photo RAW 2017 v2017.6
Topaz Labs Studio


Best Software Plug-In

Alien Skin Exposure X2
Aurora HDR 2017
Macphun Luminar
ShotFlow One

Seagate Backup Plus Portable 5TB

Best Backup Solution

G-Technology G-Drive USB-C
LaCie 2big Dock Thunderbolt 3
Promise Technology Pegasus3 R8
Samsung Portable SSD T5
Seagate Backup Plus Portable 5TB
Synology DS1517+

Best Industrial Design

DJI Mavic Pro
Leica M10
DJI Spark
Fujifilm GFX 50S
Hive Lighting Wasp 100-C
Leica TL2
Manfrotto Xume Lens Adapter 77mm
Westcott Omega Reflector 360


Fujifilm GFX 50S

Lucie Awards

The Lucie Awards were created to honor master photographers, celebrate the greatest achievements in photography and also recognize significant creative professionals in the field.

The awards are now inclusive of a wider photographic community by including the year’s most significant innovations and technologies via the Lucie Technical Awards. With advice and guidance of the Lucie Technical Awards advisory board, these awards will honor the people and companies who have assisted and inspired so many on their photographic journeys. luciefoundation.org