“With the amazing low-light capabilities of the newer generation of DSLR’s, there’s no reason to keep your camera locked away once the sun goes down. Whether you’re looking to capture star trails, night landscapes, or even combine them all together with some light painting techniques, we’ll go through some basic tips for how to get some truly remarkable photographs at a time of the night when most other photographers are busy sleeping!
Nikon – Night Photography with Chris Ogonek: Images Courtesy of Nikon
The following video presents Panasonic Live @ IBC – VariCam LT and VariCam Pure:
“Panasonic has introduced a new cinema ready version of the VariCam 35 at IBC 2016, featuring a jointly developed Codex recorder capable of uncompressed, 4K RAW acquisition.
Luc Bara from Panasonic explains what’s new.”
Panasonic recently announced the following FREE firmware upgrades for the VariCam 35, HS, LT, and Pure (a package of the VARICAM 35 camera module, AU-V35C1G, and the new V-RAW 2.0 recorder AU-VCXRAW2) cinema cameras:
With a focal length range of 18-400mm and 22.2x zoom, the Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028) has an ultra-telephoto range equivalent to 620mm in the 35mm format.
June 23, 2017
Tamron Co., Ltd.
Introducing the world’s first*1 ultra-telephoto all-in-one
zoom lens with an extended range that covers 18-400mm
18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028)
Dramatic extended range achieved by combining cutting-edge optical design and other new breakthrough technologies including a redesigned cam structure
June 23, 2017, Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the launch of the new 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028), the world’s first ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens for APS-C DSLR cameras, which covers a focal length range of 18-400mm. Since the 1992 launch of its AF28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 Aspherical (Model 71D), Tamron has dominated the all-in-one zoom category and has produced many lenses that cover wide-angle to telephoto zoom ranges. Tamron has now developed an ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom that extends to 400mm (35mm equivalent of 620mm) and a 22.2x zoom ratio. Packed in a light, compact body (121.4mm/705g)*2 is Tamron’s accumulated knowledge and experience for all-in-one zoom lenses, including the most advanced optical and mechanical designs, an HLD (High/Low torque modulated Drive) for the AF system and the Vibration Compensation system. Photographers can now enjoy wide-angle to ultra-telephoto photography using one lens, which is ideal for travel photography and eliminates the need to carry extra lenses. The new Model B028 lens enables a wide variety of ultra-telephoto images including everyday casual scenes.
Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028): A 22.2x zoom ratio brings your subject closer. Image Courtesy of Tamron
Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028): Nikon Mount model
Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028): Canon Mount model
“Whether you’re planning a day-trip to the zoo or you’re looking to indulge yourself on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Africa there’s a lot that needs to be thought about when going on a photographic trip. We’ll cover all aspects of that:
What you need to think of before you leave
Camera settings designed to help you capture amazing shots
How to share those images on social media while you’re still on the trip
The best gear for you to bring (not the best gear necessarily, but the best gear for you)
Don’t miss any awe-inspiring shots because you weren’t prepared for your trip, come join Nikon Canada for a seminar that is sure to leave you feeling confident in your camera bag!”
Chris is the Product & Training Specialist at Nikon Canada. He has extensive knowledge in many branches of photography, from sports to landscapes to specialized night photography. Helping to remove the mystery of the technical aspects of photography is what he loves doing, whether it’s with budding photographers who are pushing themselves to learn more, or pro photographers who want to know the latest tech that’s available.
The following video presents ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35: “Perfect for every occasion. With a wide 35 mm focal length, this lens opens up a world of possibilities. From making your portrait subject stand out against the background to capturing high-precision architectural detail and detailed landscape photography – the choice is yours.
From portraits to architecture and landscape photography – the detail provided by this lens never fails to impress. Edge to edge chromatic aberrations are almost completely eliminated. With 14 elements in 11 groups, the cutting-edge ZEISS Distagon lens already ensures outstanding edge-to-edge imagery detail, even at full aperture.“
Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4
ZEISS just launched a new lens for full-frame DSLR cameras from Canon1 and Nikon2 on the market:
Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F
Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F: F-Mount Lens/FX Format
Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Canon EF
Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Canon EF: EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 Technical Specifications
Focal length: 35 mm
Aperture range: f/1.4 – f/16
Lens elements : 14 / 11
Focusing range: 0,30 m (11.81’’) – ∞
Free working distance: 0,14 m (5.43’’) – ∞
Angular field* (diag. / horiz. / vert.): 64,2° / 55,0° / 38,0°
Diameter of image field : 43 mm (1.69′′)
Flange focal distance: ZF.2: 46,50 mm (1.83′′) ZE: 44,00 mm (1.73′′)
Coverage at close range (MOD)*: 169,7 mm x 112,1 mm (6.68‘‘ x 4.41‘‘)
Image ratio at MOD: 1 : 4.6
Filter thread: M72 x 0.75
Entrance pupil position ( in front of image plane): 122,0 mm (4.80’’)
Rotation angle of focusing ring (inf – MOD): 227°
Diameter max.: ZF.2: 84,8 mm (3.34‘‘) ZE: 84,8 mm (3.34‘‘)
Diameter of focusing ring: ZF.2: 82,5 mm (3.25‘‘) ZE: 82,5 mm (3.25‘‘)
Length (without lens caps): ZF.2: 125,6 mm (4.94‘‘) ZE: 124,8 mm (4.91‘‘)
Length (with lens caps): ZF.2: 141,5 mm (5.57‘‘) ZE: 143,7 mm (5.66‘‘)
Weight: ZF.2: 1131 g (39.9 oz) ZE: 1174 g (41.4 oz)
* referring to 24×36 mm format
06/17 · Subject to change.
ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 Camera Lens for DSLR Cameras
The tenth lens in the ZEISS Milvus series for DSLR cameras already shows its many benefits at full aperture
ZEISS has launched a new lens for full-frame DSLR cameras from Canon1 and Nikon2 on the market: the ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35. Now the tenth lens in the Milvus family, the ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 is particularly suitable for portrait photography thanks to its speed. “The high maximum aperture enables the subject to stand out clearly against the background, and the photographer can achieve creative combinations of focus and blur,” says Christophe Casenave, Product Manager at ZEISS. “The manual focus enables very exact focusing, and the creamy bokeh provides an excellent image look. And even at full aperture the image quality leaves nothing to be desired.” The ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 is also perfectly at home in landscape photography: “The 35-millimeter focal length is a genuine all-rounder.” Like all lenses in the ZEISS Milvus family, it is protected against dust and splashes and, according to Casenave, even bad weather is no problem. The metal barrel gives the lens its robust and durable character.
Practically no chromatic aberrations thanks to a new optical design
“Creative combinations of focus and blur: The ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 is particularly suitable for portrait photography thanks to its speed.” Image Courtesy of Zeiss
The following video presents Nikon 100th Anniversary: Nikon in Space: “Since the Nikon Photomic FTN first ventured into space aboard the Apollo 15 in 1971, Nikon cameras have been integral in documenting NASA space missions in photographic recordings. Today, Nikon continues to provide the latest images of our magnificent universe.
Feel the power of Nikon DSLRs and our world renowned NIKKOR lenses, capable of producing images and videos of stunning details and vivid colours.“