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Panasonic: Wedding Photo Workshop at No Cost in South Salt Lake, UT, USA on August 27, 2016

The following video presents Emerging Photography Markets in Portraits, PR, and Media with Charles & Jennifer Maring at WPPI 2015:
Frederick Van Johnson of This Week in Photo is joined by Photographers Charles and Jennifer Maring to discuss emerging trends in the professional photography market, and how photographers can use PR, marketing and social media to maximize business opportunities at Wedding & Portrait Photographers International 2015 in Las Vegas USA. LEARN MORE FROM THE LUMIX LOUNGE. http://bit.ly/lumixlounge2 #LumixLounge”

The Art of Success in Wedding Photography

by Panasonic Luminary: Charles Maring

FREE Admission

Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (MDT)

Inkley’s Photographic – 2121 State Street, South Salt Lake, UT 84115, United States – View Map

Eventbrite Sign up Here http://bit.ly/ca_1

This event is a FREE wedding photo workshop.

Join Lumix Luminary Team member Charles Maring at the Inkley’s Camera store in Salt Lake City for a seminar / workshop on Wedding Photography. Sponsored by Panasonic LUMIX.

“From weddings, portraits, and events for celebrity clients ….. Charles is on the move using cutting edge technology to bring stories and content to life.”

For more info and to register for this FREE workshop, please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/success-in-wedding-photography-by-panasonic-luminarycharles-maring-tickets-26486865929 .

Enjoy!


Panasonic LUMIX GX8 and GX85

The following video presents Panasonic LUMIX Dual Image Stabilization Technology – How it Works:
“Select Panasonic LUMIX G series cameras offer in body 4 and 5 axis image stabilization that works in combination with LUMIX G 2-axis optically stabilized lenses to achieve hand held stability like never before.
Check out these  Cameras:
LUMIX GX8 with 4 axis In body stabilization http://shop.panasonic.com/dual-is
LUMIX GX85 with 5 axis in body stabilization even works in 4K video mode
More about in body image stabilization http://shop.panasonic.com/dual-is

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Cameras Fujifilm

Fujifilm X-A3 Compact Mirrorless Camera: 24M APS-C Sensor, 180° Tilting LCD & Portrait Enahancer for Selfie, Touch Screen Operation, Built-In Wi-Fi and Pop-Up Flash

The following video presents FUJIFILM X-A3 Promotional Video / FUJIFILM:
The X-A3, has been designed with the younger generation in mind and is perfectly suited to taking “self portraits.” It joins the X Series of mirrorless cameras that offer outstanding image quality with the company’s proprietary color reproduction technology. To enable easy self-portraits, the X-A3 features an LCD screen that is not blocked by the camera when tilted by 180 degrees, thus helping to maintain 100% visibility. Other features such as Eye Detection AF are designed to improve self-portrait shooting even further, and the new Portrait Enhancer mode includes the option to brighten the skin-tone. The camera can shoot approx. 410 frames per charge, and, when fitted with the supplied lens “XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OIS II,” it can focus on a subject at a distance of approx. 7cm from the front edge of the lens for class leading macro capability in its class

Fujifilm today announced the new X-A3, a compact mirrorless camera with a large, 180 degree tilting touch LCD, eleven film simulations and ten advanced filters, all in a retro, classic design.

The new FUJIFILM X-A3 Kit (with Fujifilm lens XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OIS II) will be available in October 2016 in the U.S. for USD $599.95, and in Canada for CAD $749.99. It will be available in Silver, Brown, and Pink.

FUJIFILM X-A3, brown: Image Courtesy of Fujifilm

FUJIFILM X-A3, brown: Image Courtesy of Fujifilm

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FUJIFILM BRINGS EASY SELFIES AND ENDLESS FUN
WITH THE NEW X-A3 MIRRORLESS CAMERA

X-A3 gives users excellent image quality, easy controls, and numerous film
simulations to make unique pictures

Valhalla, N.Y., August 25, 2016 – As a leader in advanced digital camera technology and outstanding image quality, FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new FUJIFILM X-A3, a compact mirrorless camera with a large, 180 degree tilting touch LCD, eleven film simulations and ten advanced filters, all in a retro, classic design.

FUJIFILM X-A3, brown

FUJIFILM X-A3, brown

The X-A3 features a newly-developed 24.2MP APS-C sensor that produces crisp images in a wide range of shooting conditions, and excels in naturally reproducing skin tones, textures and colors.

Updated Design with Enhanced Textures and Touchscreen

FUJIFILM X-A3, top view

FUJIFILM X-A3, top view

The FUJIFILM X-A3 features a retro design that will appeal to a younger generation and gives a fresh impression of sophisticated photography. The top cover, front plate and top dials are made of aluminum. The newly-developed faux leather has significantly enhanced the overall texture. The LCD on the rear uses a touchscreen that offers “Touch AF,” “Touch Shoot” and “Touch Zoom,” for easy pinch-out finger gestures to zoom in and out.

FUJIFILM X-A3, brown: Touchscreen

FUJIFILM X-A3, brown: Touchscreen

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Fujifilm Lenses

Fujifilm: FUJINON XF23mmF2 R WR, Compact Wide-Angle Lens: Fast & Silent AF 0.05 Seconds, Lightweight (180g), Dust & Weather-Resistant for Temperatures as Low as 14°F / -10°C

Fujifilm today announces the compact, lightweight, weather and dust-resistant wide-angle lens Fujinon XF23mmF2 R WR which is an addition to the X Series lenses. The new lens will initially be available in Black only.

The FUJINON XF23mmF2 R WR will be available in September 2016 for:

  • USD $449.95;
  • CAD $549.99.

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FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES THE NEW FUJINON XF23mmF2 R WR

Compact, lightweight and stylish XF23mmF2 R WR expands high-performance X Series lenses

Valhalla, N.Y., August 25, 2016 – FUJIFILM Corporation has announced the new FUJINON XF23mmF2 R WR, a compact, weather and dust-resistant wide-angle lens weighing just 180g. The new lens joins the lineup of X Series digital camera lenses known for their outstanding image quality. The XF23mmF2 R WR has a highly versatile focal length (35mm in 35mm format equivalent), covering a range of subjects from snapshots to landscapes and portraits. Its compact, lightweight design and high-speed autofocus (AF) capability allow users to enjoy taking pictures quickly and easily.

The XF23mmF2 R WR gives users advanced image resolution, capable of drawing out the full performance of the proprietary Fujifilm X-TRANS CMOS sensor. It has a similar size and design to the existing XF35mmF2, adding to a stylish collection of compact lenses. The inner-focusAF system uses a stepping motor to drive lightweight focusing elements for silent and fast autofocus. When combined with the phase detection AF system of the FUJIFILM X-Pro2 and X-T2, the lens can focus in an astonishing 0.05 seconds.

Fujinon XF23mmF2 R WR with X-T2

Fujinon XF23mmF2 R WR with X-T2

The metal exterior gives users a feeling of premium quality and robustness, and the aperture ring and focus ring have been designed with just the right amount of clicking and torque for optimum feedback and operability. The lens is weather and dust resistant and operates at temperatures as low as 14°F / -10°C, making it an ideal choice for outdoor photography.

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Cameras Canon

Canon: Full Frame EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Features 30.4MP, 4K Video & Dual Pixel CMOS AF for Video; L-Series Lenses EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Ultra-Wide Zoom and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Standard Zoom

The following video presents Official Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Introduction:
Get to Know the EOS 5D Mark IV Camera. Discover all the features that make the EOS 5D Mark IV camera a worthy successor to the EOS 5D legacy, and an all-around performer designed to meet the photographic expectations in virtually every field.

The Full frame Canon EOS 5D Mark IV features a 30-MP Dual Pixel AF sensor, 4K 30P video, Continuous Shooting at 7fps, built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, built-in GPS, Touch LCD, and ISO range 100–32,000, expandable up to 50–102,400.

The 4K Motion JPEG video (DCI cinema-type 4096 x 2160) is at 30p or 24p and allows in-camera still frame grab of 4K 8.8-MP images. Multiple video options include Full HD up to 60p, and HD up to 120p.

The following video presents Introducing the Video Features of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV:
Join Canon U.S.A.’s Technical Advisor Brent Ramsey as he goes into a deep dive of the video functions of the EOS 5D Mark IV camera. Brent goes into features such as the frame rates on the camera, Slo-mo, touchscreen with Dial Pixel AF, 4K still frame grab functionality, built in time lapse movies, HDR movie shooting, and much more.

The Dual Pixel CMOS AF allows for responsive and smooth AF during video and stills Live View shooting.

The following video presents Introducing the Still Features of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV:
Join Canon U.S.A.’s Technical Advisor Rudy Winston as he goes into a deep dive of the still functions of the EOS 5D Mark IV camera. Rudy discusses features such as dual pixel AF, cropping modes, diffraction correction, Digital Lens Optimizer and much more.

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR will be available in early September 2016 for an estimated retail price of USD $3,499.00 / CAD $4,499.99 for the body only††. It will also be sold as part of body-and-lens kits with the EF24-70mm f/4L lens (USD $4,399.00 / CAD $5,699.99, scheduled to be available early September)†† and the EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens (USD $4,599.00 / CAD $5,949.99, scheduled to be available late October)††.

Also, the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens is scheduled to be available late in October for an estimated retail price of USD $2,199.00†† / CAD $2,849.99†† and the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM  Standard Zoom Lens is scheduled to be available in late October for an estimated retail price of USD $1,099.00†† / CAD $1,449.99††

The following silent video presents Canon EOS 5D Mark IV HDR:
“Watch footage showing how using HDR Movie settings compares to scenes where HDR is not used when shooting with the EOS 5D Mark IV.”

PRESS RELEASE

It’s Finally Here: Canon U.S.A. Announces The Highly Anticipated EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera And New L-Series Lenses

Developed for Professional Wedding, Portrait, and Nature/Wildlife Photographers as well as Filmmakers, the EOS 5D Mark IV Delivers Excellent Image Quality and 4K Video Recording

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 25, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce the EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera, the next generation of the popular and versatile 5D series of Canon professional DSLR cameras. Building on this legendary legacy, the EOS 5D Mark IV propels the series forward with a fusion of features and enhancements targeted to please even the most discerning creative eyes. The camera’s 30.4 megapixel 35mm Full Frame Canon CMOS sensor offers stunning image quality while the DIGIC 6+ Image Processor delivers 4K 30P video and up to and seven frames per second (fps) continuous shooting. To make video shooting even easier, the camera also features Canon’s propriety Dual Pixel CMOS AF, even when shooting 4K to help ensure sharp focus and subject tracking.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

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Canon: SD Card-Sized Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 for EOS 7D Mark II Allows Remote Control and Easy Images & Video Transfer Via Smartphone/Tablet

Canon has announced the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 which, when placed in the camera’s SD card slot, provides the EOS 7D Mark II with Wi-Fi capabilities for easy transfer of images and MP4 videos. It also allows use of the Canon Camera Connect App for remote capture of still images via a compatible smartphone or tablet. The W-E1 will support 802.11 b, g and n using the 2.4 GHz band. The W-E1 will be sold with the EOS 7D Mark II body as a kit or sold separately.

The W-E1 can also be used with the EOS 5DS and 5DS R, but the functionality will be limited to the transfer of still images only.

The Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 will be available in early September 2016 for an estimated retail price of USD $50.00. / CAD $50.00.  A firmware update to enable compatibility with the W-E1 for previously purchased cameras is currently scheduled to be available in early September 2016 for the EOS 7D Mark II camera and November 2016 for the EOS 5DS and 5DS R cameras.

The new Canon EOS 7D Mark II Lens Kit is scheduled to be available in:

  • the USA: in October 2016 for an estimated retail price of USD $2,449.00*, with the body-only version also currently scheduled to be available in October 2016 for an estimated retail price of USD $1,849*; and
  • Canada: in January 2017 for an estimated retail price of CAD $2,749.99, with the body-only version also available in January for an estimated retail price of CAD $2,249.99.

PRESS RELEASE

Canon Announces New Canon EOS 7D Mark II Kit Featuring New Wi-Fi® Adapter For The Easy Sharing Of Images And Videos

New Bundle Also Includes Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 25, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the new Canon EOS 7D Mark II Kit, featuring the new SD card-sized Wi-Fi® Adapter W-E1. This new Wi-Fi adapter, when placed in the camera’s SD card slot, provides the EOS 7D Mark II with Wi-Fi capabilitiesi like easy transferring of images and MP4 videos as well as use of the Canon Camera Connect App for remote capture of still images via a compatible smartphone or tablet.ii
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Cameras Fujifilm Lenses

Fujifilm Wins Prestigious EISA Awards 2016-2017 for Camera X-Pro2 and Lens FUJINON XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

Fujifilm recently announced that it won the following product awards from the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA):

  • The “FUJIFILM X-Pro2” Mirrorless Digital camera: European Professional Compact System Camera 2016-2017

The following video presents EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL COMPACT SYSTEM CAMERA 2016-2017 – Fujifilm X-Pro2:
The Fujifilm X-Pro2 is a professional documentary and street photographer’s dream. With the new 24.3-million-pixel X-Trans CMOS III sensor the X-Pro2 delivers incredibly detailed pictures that can be further enhanced with Fujifilm’s realistic film simulations. The unique hybrid multi viewfinder combines an electronic viewfinder with an optical viewfinder that includes an electronic rangefinder, while the well-built weather sealed body promises reliable shooting under all conditions. Last, but not least, the Fujifilm X-Pro2 is a speed demon with up to 8fps continuous shooting and electronic shutter speeds up to 1/32,000 of a second.

Fujifilm X-Pro2

Fujifilm X-Pro2

The following video presents EUROPEAN COMPACT SYSTEM ZOOM LENS 2016-2017 – Fujinon XF100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR:
The Fujinon XF100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR is a super telephoto zoom that gives a 150-600mm equivalent range when used on Fujifilm APS-C sensor cameras. It’s a very good complement to the new X-T2 camera, giving X system users access to sport and wildlife photography. High-end technologies including ED glass deliver excellent image quality, even when the lens is used wide open, and autofocus is silent and very fast. The lens is very light for its range, yet the quality of construction is very high and the lens is weather sealed. With effective optical stabilisation, it’s easy to use without a tripod.

FUJINON XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

FUJINON XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

PRESS RELEASE

Double honors at the 2016 EISA Awards for Fujifilm
with the FUJIFILM X-Pro2 and the FUJINON XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens

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Samsung + Intel Security: Samsung Galaxy Note7 and Tizen OS based Samsung Z2 Smartphones Will Be Pre-installed with McAfee® VirusScan® Mobile Security & Anti-Malware Technology

The following video presents How Intel Security protects Samsung Smartphones and other devices (Full ver.):
Learn how Samsung smartphones and tablets users can feel safe and secure in the digital world with Samsung Smart Manager.
Intel Security also provides ultimate protection for your data, identity, and privacy on every device you own.

This is an update to the previous blog, Samsung Galaxy Note7 Smartphone: Phone & S Pen are Dust & Water Resistant; Dual Pixel Camera Technology; New Iris Scanner for Advanced Security & Samsung Pay; 64GB Storage; Memory Up to 256GB; Translate Text; Create GIFs .

PRESS RELEASE

Intel Security to expand mobile security technology to Samsung Galaxy Note7 and Tizen OS based Samsung Z2

– Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note and Tizen OS based Z2 smartphone will come pre-installed with McAfee® VirusScan® mobile security and anti-malware technology
– New ransomware grew 24 per cent quarter-over-quarter in Q1 2016 in Intel Security McAfee Labs Threats Report – June 2016
– Samsung agreed to expand protection from new Samsung Galaxy Note7 to Tizen OS based Samsung Z2

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Aug. 23, 2016 – Intel Security announced that Samsung’s latest smartphone, Galaxy Note7 and Tizen OS based Z2 will come pre-installed with McAfee® VirusScan® mobile security. McAfee VirusScan Mobile is an anti-malware technology solution that is already helping to provide a more secure mobile experience to millions of Samsung Galaxy users globally. With this collaboration, Samsung customers can enjoy better protection from more diverse and sophisticated threats in mobile world.

McAfee Labs Threats Report, June 2016 , page 43

McAfee Labs Threats Report, June 2016 , page 43

According to Intel Security’s McAfee Labs Threats Report – June 2016, there are 305 new threats every minute, or more than five every second. New mobile malware grew 17 per cent quarter over quarter in Q1 2016. Total mobile malware grew 23 per cent quarter over quarter in Q1 2016 and 113 per cent over the last four quarters. In particular, new ransomware rose 24 per cent in Q1 2016 due to the continued entry of relatively low-skilled criminals into the ransomware cybercrime community. This report showcases the need for security against a growing volume of mobile malware and expanding attack surface.

McAfee Labs Threats Report, June 2016 , page 44

McAfee Labs Threats Report, June 2016 , page 44

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Samsung Galaxy Note7 Smartphone: Phone & S Pen are Dust & Water Resistant; Dual Pixel Camera Technology; New Iris Scanner for Advanced Security & Samsung Pay; 64GB Storage; Memory Up to 256GB; Translate Text; Create GIFs

Samsung Galaxy Note7 specifications

Samsung Galaxy Note7 specifications

Earlier this month, Samsung announced the new Galaxy Note7 smartphone. This new innovative device can be used with the new high-resolution (3840×1920) Gear 360 camera, to capture, edit and share 360-degree images videos on the go. These memories can then be shared with friends via platforms including YouTube 360 and Facebook, and relive the moment with the ultra-immersive Gear VR.

Samsung Gear 360

Samsung Gear 360

Also, the Galaxy Note7 is a connection point to Samsung’s ecosystem of devices, software and services. Users can monitor their fitness activities on the Gear Fit2 or Gear IconX and track their data through S Health 5.0.**

Other highlights of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 include:

Samsung Galaxy Note7's Rear Camera: Dual pixel 12MP OIS (F1.7); "The Galaxy Note7 camera is fast and capable, in any light"

Samsung Galaxy Note7’s Rear Camera: Dual pixel 12MP OIS (F1.7); “The Galaxy Note7 camera is fast and capable, in any light”

  • Dual Pixel camera technology: Its 12MP Dual Pixel Sensor coordinates with a brighter F1.7 lens and larger 1.4µm pixels to take photos whenever and however your life happens, whether it’s day or night, fast or slow.
  • Comfortable grip and easier one-handed operation,
  • Large 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display,
  • A water resistant body and and an enhanced, water-resistant S Pen (IP68)*,
  • Advanced security that couples Samsung Knox with a new iris scanning feature, and
  • Immersive entertainment capabilities with ready-to-stream HDR video.
  • Galaxy Note7 users will be able to use up to 15GB of free space to store and restore information on Samsung Cloud.**
  • Pro mode makes it simple and easy to take professional-level photos.
On-screen image taken with Galaxy Note7: Pro Mode. Image Courtesy of Samsung

On-screen image taken with Galaxy Note7: Pro Mode. Image Courtesy of Samsung

The following video presents Samsung Galaxy Note7: Official Introduction

Samsung Electronics recently announced the commercial launch of the new Galaxy Note7 in select markets including the US, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, the UAE and Korea.

  • The Galaxy Note7 and S-Pen are available in matching colors Blue Coral, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium and Black Onyx.
Samsung Galaxy Note7: S-Pen (left to right) Silver Titanium, Gold Platinum, Blue Coral and Black Onyx

Samsung Galaxy Note7: S-Pen (left to right) Silver Titanium, Gold Platinum, Blue Coral and Black Onyx

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Samsung Unveils the New Galaxy Note7 – The Intelligent Smartphone That Thinks Big

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