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Leica Advisory for the Leica M8/M8.2/M9/M9-P/M(9) and MONOCHROM/M-E Camera Models: Li-Ion Batteries

Leica M8: Image By Rama (Own work) [CeCILL (http://www.cecill.info/licences/Licence_CeCILL_V2-en.html)

Leica M8: Image By Rama (Own work) [CeCILL (http://www.cecill.info/licences/Licence_CeCILL_V2-en.html)

Leica M9

Leica M9

 

Leica M9-P, silver chrome

Leica M9-P, silver chrome

 

Leica M Monochrom

Leica M Monochrom

 

NEWS RELEASE

19/05/2016

Important information about Li-Ion batteries for the Leica M8/M8.2/M9/M9-P/M(9) and MONOCHROM/M-E camera models

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Cameras Leica

Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless Camera System Won the Prestigious 2016 TIPA Award – ‘Best Premium Camera’

The following video presents Leica SL with James Law – Vision from Leica Camera on Vimeo.

  • In this video the photographer James Law gives us an overview of the features which come with the Leica SL.

Leica recently announced the Leica SL mirrorless camera system won the prestigious Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) Award – ‘Best Premium Camera’.

Best Premium Camera Leica SL
This L-mount Leica has the classic form and ergonomics associated with the brand and a weather-resistant body made from two blocks of solid aluminium. It offers a 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor (with no low-pass filter) coupled with Leica’s engine from the Maestro II series and delivers an impressive ISO 50-50,000 range. The camera can shoot full resolution images at a rate of 11 frames per second and has a 2GB buffer that allows for up to 33 DNG or unlimited JPEG bursts. Viewing is enhanced via a 4.4MP EVF and a 2.95-inch LED touchscreen finder. It can also capture UHD 4K video at 30 and 25 fps and DCI 4K recording at 24 fps in Super35 mode.
http://www.tipa.com/awards-en/leica-sl

LEICA SL

LEICA SL

NEWS RELEASE

LEICA SL voted the ‘Best Premium Camera’ at the 2016 TIPA Awards

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Panasonic Reviews on the Web

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 Review @ Neocamera

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 is the only travel-zoom ever built with a relatively large 1″ sensor. It pairs a 20 megapixels 3:2 CMOS sensor with a stabilized 10X optical zoom lens. The is also the only premium travel-zoom to date with dual control-dials, a built-in EVF with Eye-Start sensor and plenty of direct controls.

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Neocamera recently published a detailed review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100. This is a must-read if you are excited about the prospect of having a 25-250mm equivalent zoom in your pocket which delivers superior low-light performance thanks to its exceptionally large 1″ sensor.

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3D Panasonic

Panasonic 3D Scanning Booth Coming to Retail, Entertainment & Sports Venues Near You

This is an update to the previous blog, Panasonic + Japan KABUKI Festival in Las Vegas, USA, April 29 – May 7, 2016: ‘Water Screen Digital Show’ Starts April 29; Wonder KABUKI Spectacle ‘KABUKI LION’ Starts May 3; Technology Showcase ‘KABUKI LION Interactive Showcase’ Starts May 3 .

The following video presents Highlights & Behind the Scenes of the #KABUKI Spectacle 2016 – 90 sec:

Panasonic Corporation is sponsoring and will provide technical support to the Japan KABUKI Festival in Las Vegas 2016 (produced by Shochiku Co., Ltd.), running from April 29 to May 7. Panasonic hopes to highlight a new approach to performing and enjoying Kabuki, the classical Japanese dance drama that dates back more than 400 years, by enlivening the performance of the art form with state-of-the-art technology to make it more engaging and accessible to contemporary entertainment seekers.

Panasonic LUMIX GX8, silver

Panasonic LUMIX GX8, silver

The 3D Scanning Booth creates a multidimensional map of the body using 54 Panasonic LUMIX GX8 cameras taking pictures from different angles simultaneously.

The 3D Scanning Booth uses the Panasonic LUMIX GX8 camera: Image grab from video below

The 3D Scanning Booth uses the Panasonic LUMIX GX8 camera: Image grab from video below

Panasonic 3D Scanning Booth: LUMIX GX8 cameras: Image grab from video below

Panasonic 3D Scanning Booth: LUMIX GX8 cameras: Image grab from video below

  • The images are combined with a pre-captured dancing motion program of a Kabuki master. Participants have the opportunity to turn the 3D scan into their own Kabuki Avatar video or selfie Kabuki figurine.

The following video presents Global Debut of Panasonic 3D Scanning Booth – #KABUKI Spectacle 2016:

Global Debut of Panasonic 3D Scanning Booth Turns Audience into Kabuki Avatars at Opening of “Kabuki Lion” in Las Vegas.
Following its successful Las Vegas debut, Panasonic expects to apply its 3D Scanning Booth in retail, entertainment and sports event solutions.

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Global Debut of Panasonic 3D Scanning Booth Turns Audience into Kabuki Avatars at Opening of “Kabuki Lion” in Las Vegas

Following its successful Las Vegas debut, Panasonic expects to apply its 3D Scanning Booth in retail, entertainment and sports event solutions

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Lenses Olympus

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4.0 IS PRO Lens Won the Prestigious ‘Camera Grand Prix Japan 2016 Lens of the Year’ Award

The following video presents 5 axis Sync Image Stabilization:

Meet the new M.ZUIKO 300mm f4.0 IS PRO lens. Dustproof, splashproof and with a 5-axis image stabilization switch, this lens changes the game for telephoto photography.

Olympus recently announced that the M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f4.0 IS PRO (35mm equivalent focal length: 600mm), compact, lightweight, high-performance, super-telephoto professional lens has received the Camera Grand Prix Japan 2016 Lens of the Year award.

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NEWS RELEASE

May 20, 2016

“M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm f4.0 IS PRO” receives
Camera Grand Prix Japan 2016 Lens of the Year Award

Olympus Corporation (President: Hiroyuki Sasa) is pleased to announce that the M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f4.0 IS PRO (35mm equivalent focal length: 600mm), compact, lightweight, high-performance, super-telephoto professional lens has received the Camera Grand Prix Japan 2016 Lens of the Year award by the Camera Journal Press Club (C.J.P.C. / Japan).

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Firmware Updates

Fujifilm X70 Camera’s Firmware Update Ver.1.10 (April 27, 2016): Support for the Wide Conversion Lens, WCL-X70

The following video presents Fuji Guys – Fujifilm X70 – First Look:

  • The Fuji Guys (Billy) give you a first look preview of this camera.

The latest firmware update for Fujifilm X70 is Firmware Ver.1.10 (April 27, 2016).

Fujifim X70: silver (left) and black (right)

Fujifim X70: silver (left) and black (right)

Detail of the update
The firmware update Ver. 1.10 from Ver.1.00 incorporates the following issues: (more…)

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Apps

GoDaddy’s Flare App Allows Entrepreneurs to Share Business Ideas & Ask for Feedback from Fellow Entrepreneurs, Experts, Potential Customers & Investors, at No Cost

The following video presents Flare – The Idea App From GoDaddy:

A new GoDaddy app named Flare is here and it is not what you think. It is an idea app that will help you start a new business.

GoDaddy’s Flare App is a social network that connects entrepreneurs to fellow entrepreneurs, potential consumers, investors and experts and creates community around new ideas.

Don’t keep those small business ideas locked away in your imagination. Bring them to life by sharing them on our new app, Flare.

For more info about Flare, please visit https://flare.godaddy.com/faq .

Flare is currently only available on the iPhone.

  • A FREE app.
  • It will launch next month on Google Play for Android devices.

Please read the Terms carefully before using the http://www.flareapp.io or www.flare.godaddy.com website and/or the Flare mobile application (the “Service”) owned and operated by GoDaddy.com, LLC (hereinafter, “GoDaddy”) These Terms are applicable to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service (the “User”). To the extent registration is required by GoDaddy for use of the Service, for the purposes of these Terms, both registered Users and unregistered Users shall be called “Users”. Your access to, download of and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms, without reservation.

To read GoDaddy Flare’s Terms and Conditions, please visit https://flare.godaddy.com/terms .

To download the app, please visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flare-by-godaddy/id1110458044?mt=8 .

NEWS RELEASE

GODADDY LAUNCHES FLARE APP TO BRING BUSINESS IDEAS TO LIFE

Social App Empowers People to Share, Gather Feedback And Refine Ideas Within a Trusted Community (more…)

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Fujifilm Reviews

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review @ Photoxels

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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.].

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