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Leica Camera + HUAWEI: Max Berek Innovation Lab, a Jointly Operated Research & Innovation Center: To Improve Imaging Quality in Photographic & Mobile Device Apps; To Create Computational Imaging, Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality Solutions

This is an update to the previous blog, Made in China smartphones will soon sport Made In Germany optics as Leica partners with Huawei.

The following vidoe presents The Huawei P9: Designed by Huawei:
Ingenious optical engineering by Leica meets world class design – the Huawei P9, the ground-breaking dual-lens smartphone co-engineered with Leica. Here, we take a closer look at what goes into its development. #OO #HuaweiP9

HUAWEI and Leica Camera AG just announced they have expanded their strategic collaboration with the establishment of a jointly operated research and innovation center, the Max Berek Innovation Lab.

The following video presents 2015 Huawei Corporate Video:

NEWS RELEASE

Leica Camera and HUAWEI Establish New R&D Center

09/26/2016

HUAWEI and Leica Camera AG today announced they have expanded their strategic collaboration with the establishment of a jointly operated research and innovation center, the Max Berek Innovation Lab. The launch comes seven months after the public announcement of their long-term technology partnership in the field of optical engineering, and five months after the launch of the globally successful, multiple-award winning HUAWEI P9 and P9 Plus smartphones.

Ren Zhengfei, CEO of Huawei (left) and Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, majority shareholder and chairman of the advisory board of Leica Camera AG (right)

Ren Zhengfei, CEO of Huawei (left) and Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, majority shareholder and chairman of the advisory board of Leica Camera AG (right)

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Panasonic Reviews

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G85 Review @ Photoxels

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Just Posted! Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G85 Review

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G85 is a Micro Four Thirds (MFT) mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that takes the G7 and adds in all the latest LUMIX mirrorless technology, including 5-axis Dual IS 2, a large and bright 2.36M-dot EVF and a dust-proof and splash-proof body. It is also offered with a new 12-60mm splash-proof and dust-proof kit lens.

If you’ve been thinking of upgrading to an interchangeable lens camera, see why the LUMIX G85 may be just what you’ve been waiting for.

Read more in our Panasonic LUMIX G85 Review

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Cameras Yi

YI Technology: YI M1 Mirrorless Camera Features 20MP Sony EXMOR CMOS Sensor, Micro Four Thirds Mount, 4K Video

The Micro Four Thirds Standard is attractive to new companies jumping into the Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILC) market. Take the case of the latest newcomer, the XIAOYI (aka YI, Young Innovator) M1 mirrorless, with a Micro Four Thirds (MFT) mount, the Sony IMX269 image sensor, which is a 20MP Four-Thirds EXMOR sensor, 4K video at 30 fps, a 3″ 1.04M-dot touch LCD, and Real-time BLE Bluetooth Connection.

The following videos presents YI M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera:

There are two kit lenses available: a 42.5mm (85mm equiv.) F1.8 prime portrait lens and a 12-40mm (24-80mm equiv.) F3.5-5.6 zoom lens. Suggested retail price is US $499 (body + 12-40mm zoom), US $599 (body + 42.5mm prime) or US $699 (body + both lenses). Of course, having the MFT mount means that the YI M1 will also accept over 50 MFT lenses from Panasonic, Olympus and other lens manufacturers.

YI M1 with 42.5mm F1.8 and 12-40mm F3.5-5.6 zoom lenses

YI M1 with 42.5mm F1.8 and 12-40mm F3.5-5.6 zoom lenses

The YI M1 minimalist design is a tad too close for comfort to that of the Leica T, even sporting a red “dot” (square in this case). On top, there is the shutter button and an ON/OFF switch around it, the Mode Dial with a dedicated Movie button in the center, and a Command Dial. Like the Leica T, it relies heavily on its touch panel LCD for everything else.

Major features:

  • 20MP CMOS sensor
  • ISO 200-25600
  • 81-point Contrast detection AF, sensitive to -4EV
  • 4K/30p video
  • 3″ 1.04M-dot Touch LCD
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

The following video presents Raw 4K Footage from YI M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera #YIM1:

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Articles

You’re Invited: PhotoEd PLATFORM’s Event, “Photography: Copyright/ Licensing/ Philanthropy: Money, the Law and using your photography to give back to the community” in Toronto, Canada, at No Cost, November 1, 2016

PhotoEd

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PhotoEd PLATFORM’s First Event

“Photography: Copyright/ Licensing/ Philanthropy: Money, the Law and using your photography to give back to the community”

PhotoEd PLATFORM – powered by PechaKucha

FREE Admission

November 1, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Doors Open 6:30pm. Registration required at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/photoed-platform-powered-by-pechakucha-the-gladstone-hotel-tickets-27112755983?aff=PhotoEdMAGAZINEwebsite

The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Articles

You’re Invited: ProFusion Pro Imaging Expo 2016, Toronto, Canada, at No Cost, for Professional Photographers, Film & Video Makers: October 5-6

The following video presents What to look forward to at ProFusion Expo 2016:
Each year, ProFusion is a must-attend event, ‘required viewing’ for Canada’s imaging professionals. As trade shows go, there’s nothing else like it in the country. Whether you’re a DOP, photographer, producer, lighting director, audio professional, indie-shooter, freelancer, broadcaster, educator, ProFusion is for you.

Vistek

Presents

ProFusion Pro Imaging Expo 2016

FREE Tickets

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 – 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 6, 2016 – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre – Hall E (South Building)
255 Front Street West Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Show Contact
profusioninquiries@vistek.ca
Toll-free: 1-888-365-1777

Registration is Required to Get FREE Tickets at: http://www.profusionexpo.com/profusion-expo-tickets.aspx

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ProFusion is a photo and video event that caters to the professional image-maker.

Over the years we’ve showcased many ‘first in Canada’ product launches, including the most talked-about cameras, lighting, software, and more. And it’s not just about getting a first-hand glimpse of new gear. It’s about experiencing it in an intimate, interactive environment, unlike anything you’ve ever encountered at any other trade show.

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Articles

The PhotoEd GUIDE to Photography Third Edition is Now Available

Photoed is a magazine designed to promote inspiration and education in Canadian photography

Photoed just released a new edition of PhotoEd magazine: The PhotoEd GUIDE to Photography.

The PhotoEd GUIDE to Photography Third Edition is a 128-page magazine-format learning and teaching resource.

  • The GUIDE provides a quick start to basic tools & techniques, and ideas for new explorations.
  • The GUIDE includes a short history of photography and early photography in Canada.

It’s on newsstands nationally or buy it online at http://www.photoed.ca/_p/prd13/2238590801/product/the-guide .

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Accessories Sony

Sony + Profoto: Profoto Air Remote TTL-S Wirelessly Integrates a Profoto AirTTL Flash with Sony Cameras α99 II, α7 II, α7R II and α7S II

Air Remote TTL is a small, wireless radio transmitter. The remote allows TTL metering with any Profoto AirTTL flash.

  • Attach the Air Remote TTL to the hot shoe of your camera.
  • In TTL Mode, you just point and shoot, and the Air Remote TTL will communicate with the Off-Camera Flash to automatically adjust its light output to provide you with the perfect exposure.
  • For more precise control, switch to Hybrid Mode. This allows you to first shoot with TTL to get a technically perfect exposure, and then switch to Manual Mode with the same readings and settings and do whatever creative adjustments you feel like doing. It is a huge time saver. Plus you can leave that light meter at home!
  • AirTTL also includes patent-pending Profoto High-speed Sync (HSS) technology, making it fast and easy to do fast paced action shots or daylight backlit portraits with large apertures.

The following video presents What’s Different When You’re Shooting With High-Speed Sync?:

  • “What’s the Difference?” is a series of video lighting tutorials. Each episode responds to a single question. In this episode, Jared Platt compares shooting with and without High-Speed Sync (HSS).
  • The entire series, including all videos, articles and lighting diagrams, is available at: http://profoto.com/offcameraflash/how…

Profoto and Sony recently announced their collaboration to expand markets for professional and serious photographers.

Profoto Air Remote TTL-S: Front view (left), side view (riight)

Profoto Air Remote TTL-S: Front view (left), side view (riight)

  • The first product in the Profoto line-up to benefit from the collaboration is the Profoto Air Remote TTL-S (TTL-Sony) that wirelessly integrates a Profoto AirTTL flash with select Sony α cameras.
  • This makes it possible for optimized compatibility with Profoto flashes and Light Shaping Tools and Sony ILC (Interchangeable Lens Camera) products, as Sony has licensed technical specifications of its certain ILC products to Profoto.
  • The collaboration enables Sony and Profoto photographers to create final images faster and turn their ambition into reality.”

Air Remote TTL-S Key Highlights

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Cameras Sony

Sony α99 II Full-Frame A-Mount Camera for Sports & Wildlife Photographers: 35mm Full-Frame 42.4-MP Back-Illuminated CMOS Sensor; Ultra-Fast 4D FOCUS with 79 Hybrid Cross AF Points; 12 fps Continuous Shooting with AF/AE Tracking; 5-Axis In-Body IS, Internal 4K Video Recording; Performs in Low-Light Levels as Dark as EV-4; Dust & Moisture Resistance13

The following video presents α99 II – Product Feature | α | Sony
A new flagship A-mount model, the α99 II. A successor to the highly acclaimed ɑ99, the new α99 II combines the best of Sony’s latest digital imaging innovations with exclusive Sony A-mount features such as Translucent Mirror Technology (TMT). The result is a supremely specified, professional level camera.

Sony α99 II

Sony α99 II

Sony recently announced their new flagship A-mount camera, the α99 II with digital imaging innovations including:

Sony α99 II: Continuous shooting at up to 12fps with AF/AE tracking: Images Courtesy of Sony

Sony α99 II: Continuous shooting at up to 12fps with AF/AE tracking: Images Courtesy of Sony

  • Full-frame 4D Focus: Innovative Hybrid Phase Detection AF system with accurate 79 hybrid cross AF points1 enabled by 79-point dedicated and 399-point focal-plane AF sensors and continuous shooting at up to 12fps2 with AF/AE tracking6
Sony α99 II: AF supports scenes as dark as EV-4: Light-sensitive AF lets you shoot to EV-4 (central focus point). Image Courtesy of Sony

Sony α99 II: AF supports scenes as dark as EV-4: Light-sensitive AF lets you shoot to EV-4 (central focus point). Image Courtesy of Sony

  • AF system also performs in low-light conditions, as it will function properly in brightness levels as low as EV-45
  • High resolution 42.4 effective MP 35mm Full-frame Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
  • Newly developed optical 5-axis in-body image stabilisation system
  • Internal 4K movie recording in XAVC S format16 with host of pro-orientated movie features
  • No optical low-pass filter
  • Both compressed and uncompressed RAW files are readily available based on user preferences
  • Dust and moisture resistance13
  • New ‘Slow and Quick’ mode18 (S&Q) that supports both slow motion and quick motion.  In this mode, frame rates from 1 fps to 120 fps can be selected in 8 steps for up to 60x  quick motion and 5x slow motion recording19.

The following video presents Slow & Quick motion | Sony:
Slow and quick motion offer an almost endless variety of creative ways to express the passage of time.
Frame rates from 1 fps to 120fps (100fps) can be selected in eight steps for up to 60x quick motion and 5x slow motion*2 while recording at up to 50 Mbps with full-HD quality.
*1 No sound recording. Class 10 or higher SDHC/SDXC memory card required.
*2 NTSC standard. Up to 4x slow motion and up to 50x quick motion available with PAL.

Sony α99 II

Sony α99 II

PRESS RELEASE

Sony Announces New Full-Frame α99 II A-mount Camera

by Communications 09/19/2016

Flagship A-mount camera Features Ultra-Fast 4D FOCUS with 79 hybrid cross AF points1 plus 12 fps continuous shooting2, High Resolution 42.4 MP Exmor R® CMOS sensor, 5-axis in-body image stabilization and more

COLOGNE, Germany, Sept. 19, 2016 – Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today introduced their new flagship A-mount camera, the α99 II.

Sony α99 II

Sony α99 II

Reaffirming Sony’s commitment to produce industry leading A-mount cameras, the impressive new camera combines the best of many of their latest digital imaging innovations including a new Hybrid Phase Detection AF system with exclusive Sony A-mount features such as Translucent Mirror Technology™. The result is a supremely specified, professional level camera that will be appealing to a variety of professional and enthusiast photographers.

Sony α99 II

Sony α99 II

“We are continuing to innovate with each new camera body, lens and accessory that we bring to market, offering compelling choices to both existing and prospective users of the Sony α system” said Neal Manowitz, Vice President of Digital Imaging at Sony Electronics.  “With the, we’re delivering an industry-leading level of performance to A-mount owners and enthusiasts.  Its powerful combination of speed and resolution is simply unmatched in today’s market.”

Sony α99 II with vertical grip

Sony α99 II with vertical grip

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