6th Lucie Technical Awards Winners

6th Lucie Technical Awards Winners


Los Angeles, CA—The 6th Lucie Technical Awards, an initiative of the Lucie Foundation and sister program of the Lucie Awards, announced the 2021 winners. The annual awards honor the most innovative products from the past year and the innovators who shaped the industry.

Moreover, the Lucie Technical Awards (LTA) recognize the highest achievements in the world of technology. The awards honor large and small companies, as well as the individuals who have advanced the photographic industry in a given year. All-inclusive, they encompass cameras, lenses, lighting, accessories and software.

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Sony Alpha 1

The LTA board members also aim to pay tribute to the hard-working engineers and manufacturers who contribute to taking photographic images to the next level. The newly established LTA advisory board takes part in recognizing and rewarding deserving companies and individuals who share the passion of making incredible imagery through innovative technology. The panel consists of editors, technology experts, writers as well as industry professionals. All of these individuals have dedicated their careers to photography and the technology behind it.

Further, once again, the Chuck Westfall Award honors one of our industry’s finest influencers and educators.

The winners of the 6th Lucie Technical Awards in the various categories follow.

6th Lucie Technical Awards Winners

Camera of the Year 2020/2021: Sony Alpha 1

Achievement Of Innovation 2021: Sony backside-illuminated stacked 50-megapixel full-frame sensor in the Alpha 1

Best Cameras

Compact Camera: DJI Pocket 2

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DJI Pocket 2

Compact Cinema Camera: Canon EOS C70 4K Cinema

Small-Format Camera: Fujifilm X-S10

Full-Frame Camera: Sony Alpha 1

Medium-Format Camera: Fujifilm GFX 100S

Best Camera Accessories

Day-Use Camera Bag: Think Tank Photo BackStory Backpack

Adventure Camera Bag: Shimoda Explore Series V2

Camera Accessory: RØDE Wireless Go II

Best Lenses

Wide-Angle Prime: Sony 14mm f/1.8 GM

Standard Prime: Sony 50mm f/1.2 GM

Telephoto Prime: Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Wide-Angle Zoom: Canon RF 14–35mm f/4L IS USM

Standard Zoom: Tamron 35–150mm f/2–2.8 Di III VXD

Telephoto Zoom:Sigma 150–600mm f/5–6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary

Sigma 150–600mm f/5–6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary

Special Purpose: Canon RF100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM

Best Lighting

Constant Light Source: Luxli Fiddle

Strobe Light Source: Westcott FJ200 Strobe

Best Software

Photo-Editing Software: Adobe Lightroom

Software Plug-in: Luminar AI

Video-Editing Software: Adobe Premiere Pro

2021 Chuck Westfall Technical Education Award

This distinguished honor is awarded to an influential voice in the photographic industry who displays an extraordinary commitment and love for the art and technology of photography. What’s more, it is named for Chuck Westfall. He was a longtime Canon employee who was known as the “teacher of technology” to journalists and the photo industry in general.

This year’s honoree is Rudy Winston, Technical Advisor, Product Planning Division, Canon USA.

Lucie Foundation

The Lucie Foundation’s mission is to honor master photographers; discover and cultivate emerging talent; as well as promote the appreciation of photography worldwide.

The foundation presents year-round programming to support emerging and professional photographers through the Lucie Scholarship Program and master photographers through the Lucie Awards. The Lucie Foundation is a 501©3 nonprofit charitable foundation. luciefoundation.org