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Just Posted! Fujifilm X-PRO2 Review

The Fujifilm X-PRO2 is a rangefinder-styled digital camera that professional photographers appreciate for its unique hybrid viewfinder and dedicated controls. We review it together with the FUJINON XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR Super Telephoto Zoom Lens [152–609mm equiv.].

[ Read more in our Fujifilm X-PRO2 Review… ]
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Cameras Olympus

Olympus: Compact, Lightweight Stylus Tough TG-Tracker is the First Rugged Log Camera to Record in the Harshest Environments without Added Protection Via Advanced Field Sensor System + 204° Ultra-Wide-Angle F2.0 High-Speed Lens + Ultra HD 4K 30p Video + Electronic 5-Axis Image Stabilization + Built-in LED Headlight for Low-Light Shooting

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker, green

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker, green

The following video presents Stylus Tough TG-Tracker Product Overview:

The all new Stylus Tough TG-Tracker combines Olympus’ rugged capabilities with advanced image technology and a Field Sensor System to capture and display Ultra HD 4K 30p video overlaid with a host of visual information to help you relive immersive, data-rich playback of all your adventures.

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker, green: tilt-out LCD monitor

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker, green: tilt-out LCD monitor

Olympus announces the Stylus Tough TG-Tracker, which combines Ultra HD 4K video capture, high-quality imaging and log data to expand the outdoor video experience. Complete with Olympus’ Tough rugged capabilities, the Stylus Tough TG-Tracker is the “perfect companion for the photographer in even the most extreme shooting environments.”

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker, green

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker, green

Key Specs

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In addition to Olympus image quality and its wide-angle, hand-held framing flexibility, it also has another dimension that makes sure it stands out among other outdoor still and video cameras: its five sensors. Unlike products with regular geotagging, the TG-Tracker can sense acceleration, altitude or depth and temperature as well as direction of movement – in addition to latitude and longitude.

…For example, when they review footage on their smartphone, scuba divers can see at a glance at what depth, water temperature and distance from the entry point they encountered a spectacular fish or species of coral. The camera even logs changes in G force – like a parachute opening or the take-off and landing that bookend a snowboarder’s 360 – then tags the chapter for easy retrieval. The TG-Tracker lets owners focus on the immediate challenge and thrill, while it is capturing all the key data. By showing images and details in context in the new and free Olympus Image Track App (OI.Track) – such as where a photo was taken on a realistic depth/time profile of a scuba dive – five-sensor tracking makes re-viewing and sharing extreme activities all the more fascinating, and more intense. This isn’t just life logging. It’s energising logging of a real-life adventure…

Olympus Image Track software supplied
Reviewing footage is when the TG-Tracker really comes into its own – and the images and data recorded come vividly to life, either as high-resolution 4K video on a full-size TV or on a smartphone equipped with the new version of the free Olympus OI.Track App… OI.Track offers owners a variety of features and settings, but the most important is the option to browse images and related log data together, in split-screen mode. The log for each clip or still can be viewed from two perspectives: as a birds-eye map or as a chart plotting depth/altitude against time.

PRESS RELEASE

TRACK THE EXTRORDINARY: NEW OLYMPUS STYLUS TOUGH TG-TRACKER CAPTURES EVERY DETAIL OF YOUR ADVENTURES

Ultra HD 4K Video Comes Alive with High-Quality Imaging and Rich Log Data That Tells an Immersive Story

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker, black

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker, black

CENTER VALLEY, PA, May 24, 2016 — Olympus expands the outdoor video experience with the latest member of the Tough product family, the new Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker. The Stylus Tough TG-Tracker is the first rugged experiential camera that combines Olympus’s Tough rugged capabilities with an advanced Field Sensor System,*1 a 204° ultra-wide-angle F2.0 high-speed lens and Ultra HD 4K 30p video capture to record brilliant action video with corresponding activity data. The Stylus Tough TG-Tracker’s built-in Field Sensors include GPS,*2 a barometric-pressure sensor, a temperature sensor, an e.Compass and an accelerometer. Data logs can be displayed simultaneously with recorded images using the Olympus Image Track app, enhancing the excitement of reliving outdoor action with an immersive, data-rich viewing experience. (more…)

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Fujifilm Lenses Reviews

Field Review: A day at the zoo with the Fujinon XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR super telephoto lens

Honored as the best CSC telephoto zoom lens at the 2016 Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) awards, the Fujinon XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR is Fujifilm’s first super telephoto lens that makes wildlife and sports photography a viable option using their mirrorless cameras. I had the lens together with the X-Pro2 camera for three weeks and I took the opportunity to shoot it at various places, including the Toronto Zoo. Note that, at the zoo, some of the images are shot through glass or chain link fencing but you can’t tell because I placed the front lens element right against the glass or fence. All images (except for the 100% crops which are unretouched) have been slightly sharpened in post-processing. Click image for larger version.

FUJINON XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 at 400mm (609mm equiv.), f/5.6, 1/300 sec., ISO 800

FUJINON XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 at 400mm (609mm equiv.), f/5.6, 1/300 sec., ISO 800

Mounted on the X-Pro2 which uses an APS-C image sensor, this lens has an equivalent 152-609mm focal length range. It is constructed with 21 elements in 14 groups and includes 5 ED lenses and one Super ED lens to reduce axial chromatic aberration. A 5-stop image stabilization system makes hand-held shooting possible and twin linear motors deliver fast and near-silent AF. It features a rounded 9-blade aperture for pleasing bokeh and is compatible with the XF1.4X TC WR teleconverter, extending the reach to 140-560mm F6.3-8 (213-853mm in 35mm equivalent).
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3D Printers

Stratasys Launched GrabCAD Print, a 3D Printing Software Strategy and Universal Design-to-3D Print Application to Make 3D Printing Easier, More Intuitive and Readily Accessible for Product Designers, Engineers & Students

The following video presents GrabCAD Print Streamlines the Design-to-3D Print Workflow:

GrabCAD Print is a unified platform for job preparation, scheduling and monitoring. The easy-to-use and intuitive print preparation environment removes typical complexities from the design-to-3D print process.

The GrabCAD Print application is planned for public beta in North America beginning Summer 2016 with additional releases planned throughout the year alongside new language and regional support.

NEWS RELEASE

Stratasys Launches Bold 3D Printing Software Strategy and Universal Design-to-3D Print Application, GrabCAD Print

GrabCAD Print built on proven, cloud-based SaaS platform and new business intelligence environment, designed to make 3D printing easier, more intuitive and readily accessible

May 16, 2016 03:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time

MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, today unveiled a bold, new software strategy designed to make 3D printing significantly easier, more intuitive and highly accessible. The approach is powered by a new, open architecture “design-to-3D print” workflow application, GrabCAD Print* – residing on the popular GrabCAD SaaS platform and supported by a community of more than 3 million designers, engineers and students.

The GrabCAD Print solution's easy-to-use and intuitive print preparation environment removes typical complexities from the design-to-3D print process (Photo: Stratasys)

The GrabCAD Print solution’s easy-to-use and intuitive print preparation environment removes typical complexities from the design-to-3D print process (Photo: Stratasys)

Unified Platform for Job Preparation, Scheduling and Monitoring (more…)

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Firmware Updates Samsung

Samsung Cameras’ Firmware Updates (May 16, 2016) for NX1 – Firmware Ver.1.41 and NX500 – Firmware Ver.1.12: Fixed Bluetooth Connection Problem with Smartphone

On May 16, 2016, Samsung released the following new firmware updates for NX1 and NX500:

Samsung NX1

Samsung NX1

Firmware Version 1.41
Applicable Model – Samsung NX1

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Fujifilm Press Releases

Fujifilm: “Bowie Unseen by Markus Klinko” Reception May 19 and Exhibition in Los Angeles, CA, USA May 20-June 15, 2016: Donations are Accepted for Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research

This is an update to the previous blog, FUJIFILM: ‘David Bowie Unseen’ Exhibition by Professional Photographer Markus Klinko in Basel, Switzerland, March 25 – April 10, 2016.

Special Update – New Exhibition Added

Title: Bowie Unseen by Markus Klinko

Artist Reception: Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 7-10 pm (PDT)

Open to general public May 20-June 15

Mr Musichead Gallery
7420 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046 USA
**Across the street from Guitar Center, in Los Angeles.

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Saturday  11am-6pm

Email: info@mrmusichead.com
Phone: (323) 876-0042

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bowie-unseen-by-markus-klinko-tickets-25185022079

Join us at the artist reception for photographer Markus Klinko’s Bowie Unseen, rare and exquisite images of David Bowie. The renowned photographer had the opportunity to capture Bowie in his Soho studio for Bowie’s 2002 album cover Heathen and again for the cover of GQ’s “Men of the Year” issue. The images reveal the artistic spirit and impeccable style that Bowie always took great care to display. This west coast premiere exhibition will feature over 20 fine art photographic prints.

As one of today’s most notable celebrity photographers, Klinko has been featured in numerous international galleries and museums. He has worked with Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Kanye West, Naomi Campbell, and Iman—to name a few. The fine art, limited edition prints will be hand signed by Klinko and available for purchase in several sizes.

Partial proceeds from print sales will be donated to Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research. While this is a free event, thanks to Eventbrite, we are accepting donations with your RSVP (100% of your ticket donation will go to the charity minus Eventbrite fees). For those of you who would like to donate $100, we’d like to invite you to a private preview with the photographer Markus Klinko an hour before the opening at 6 pm while enjoying champagne & hors d’oeuvres. Only 50 private preview tickets will be available.
Valet parking is available at El Compadre Restaurant
mrmusichead.com

To get tickets and RSVP, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bowie-unseen-by-markus-klinko-tickets-25185022079.

*Prints are printed on Fujiflex Crystal Archive Printing Material

Enjoy!

NEWS RELEASE

FUJIFILM COLLABORATES WITH RENOWNED PHOTOGRAPHER MARKUS KLINKO TO CELEBRATE LIFE AND IMAGES OF POP CULTURE ICON

 Special Update – New Exhibition Added (more…)

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Fujifilm Lenses

Fujifilm: FUJINON TELECONVERTER XF2X TC WR for Certain X Mount Lenses (Firmware Update is Required): Weather and Dust-Resistant and -10℃ Low-Temperature Operation

The following video presents FUJIFILM Craftsmanship of FUJINON / FUJIFILM:

  • Featuring the craftsmanship of FUJINON Lens, the lenses are hand-made in Japan.

Today, Fujifilm announced the new “FUJINON TELECONVERTER XF2X TC WR”, a teleconverter extending the telephoto area of the following compatible X Mount lenses (as of May 19, 2016):

fujinon-xf50140mmf28-600

XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR

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

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

A firmware update is required for the “XF50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR” and “XF100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR” lenses in order to provide full compatibility. This firmware is planned to be available at the beginning of June 2016. Please note that when updating firmware, make sure to update the latest camera firmware before updating the lens.

Furthermore, the new teleconverter is weather and dust-resistant and operates at temperatures as low as -10℃.

  • This makes it possible to be used outdoors when used with the weather and dust-resistant X-T1 and X-Pro2 camera bodies, and the XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR and XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lenses.
Clockwise: Fujifilm X-Pro2 camera; LH-XF23 lens hood; FUJINON TELECONVERTER XF2X TC WR

Clockwise: Fujifilm X-Pro2 camera; LH-XF23 lens hood; FUJINON TELECONVERTER XF2X TC WR

NEWS RELEASE

Fujifilm announces the FUJINON XF2X TC WR Teleconverter

May 19, 2016

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) is proud to announce that the new “FUJINON TELECONVERTER XF2X TC WR”, a teleconverter extending the telephoto area of some X Mount lenses*, will be added to the mirrorless digital camera “X-Series” interchangeable lens line-up in June 2016.

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Samsung

Samsung EVO Plus 256GB MicroSD Memory Card: Recording Up to 12 hrs of 4K UHD Video or 33 hrs of Full HD Video + High Read & Write Speeds of Up to 95MB/s and 90MB/s, Respectively, for Storing Heavy-Loaded, High-Resolution Photography, 4K Video Recording, Virtual Reality & Gaming + Limited 10-Year Warranty

The following video presents The dawn of new discoveries with Samsung Semiconductor:

From the Internet of Things to wearables and health trackers, the dawn of new discoveries begins with Samsung Electronics. With Samsung Memory, we continue to explore ways to enrich your experience.

Samsung recently unveiled its newest memory card globally – the EVO Plus 256GB microSD card.

The EVO Plus 256GB’s key highlights include:

  • High read and write speeds of up to 95MB/s and 90MB/s, respectively.
  • 256GB of content storagei:
    o Up to 55,200 photos
    o Up to 12 hours of 4K UHD video
    o Up to 33 hours of full HD video
    o Up to 46 hours of HD video
    o Up to 23,500 MP3 files/songs
  • Waterproof (IEC 60529, IPX7)
  • Temperature-proof
  • X-ray-proof
  • Magnetic-proof

Samsung will offer the EVO Plus 256GB microSD card with a limited 10-year warranty in more than 50 countries, including the USA, Europe, China, and other regions starting in June 2016 for $249.99 (Manufacturer’s suggested retail price).

PRESS RELEASE

Samsung Electronics Introduces the EVO Plus 256GB MicroSD Card, with the Highest Capacity in its Class

Korea on May 10, 2016

Samsung Electronics, an expert provider of advanced memory solutions, today unveiled its newest memory card globally – the EVO Plus 256GB microSD card. The EVO Plus 256GB offers the highest capacity for a microSD card in its class, delivering fast speeds and an expanded memory storage for use in premium smartphones and tablets, 360-degree video recorders, action cameras, and drones. Consumers can now record up to 12 hours of 4K UHD video or 33 hours of Full HD video on their mobile device or action camera without needing to change or replace the memory card, allowing them to experience more and worry less about running out of memory. (more…)

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