The following video presents 3D Printed Vascular Model Helps Surgeons Cure Brain Aneurysm:
The Jacobs Institute (JI), working alongside physicians at Kaleida Health’s Gates Vascular Institute and biomedical engineers at the University at Buffalo, teamed up with Stratasys to design a revolutionary new approach to repair the complex brain aneurysm for a lucky mother-of-three.
The life-like 3D printed vascular replica significantly reduced risks associated with this complex surgery and corrected a near-fatal condition.
This stirring video illustrates the life-saving power of 3D printed surgical guides as surgeons can now practice and evaluate complicated procedures on precise replicas of patient anatomies.
Stratasys 3D Printed Replica of Patient’s Complex Brain Aneurysm helps The Jacobs Institute Correct Near-Fatal Condition. (Photo: Business Wire)
November 24, 2015
Stratasys and Jacobs Institute Unveil Major Advance in Surgical Pre-Planning; 3D Printing Helps Resolve Nearly Fatal Brain Aneurysm
Premier vascular disease institute leverages accurate 3D printed anatomical model,dramatically reducing surgical risk for mother of three
MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Stratasys Ltd.(NASDAQ:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, today announced a major advance in surgical pre-planning led by the power of cutting-edge 3D printed anatomical models. Teaming with Stratasys, The Jacobs Institute (JI) in Buffalo, New York – working alongside physicians at Kaleida Health’s Gates Vascular Institute and biomedical engineers at the University at Buffalo — designed a revolutionary new approach to repair the complex brain aneurysm for a lucky mother-of-three, Teresa Flint. The lifelike 3D printed replica significantly reduced risks associated with this complex surgery and corrected a near-fatal condition.
Realistic Stratasys 3D Printed Model Guides Surgeons to Successful Treatment of Near-Fatal Brain Aneurysm. (Photo: Business Wire)
“We took the image of the aneurysm based on her scans to generate an exact replica of the entire brain vessel anatomy. The Stratasys 3D printed model enabled us to devise a much more optimal means to treat her,” said Dr. Adnan H. Siddiqui, Chief Medical Officer at The Jacobs Institute, Vice Chair and Professor of Neurosurgery at The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo. He is also Director of Neurosurgical Stroke Services for Kaleida Health. Continue Reading »
The following video presents Stratasys Objet500 Connex3 launch – World’s First Color Multi-material 3D Printer:
For more information:http://ow.ly/sZ3P3
White paper on the Objet500 Connex3: http://ow.ly/sZ5lr
A game-changer for product design, engineering and manufacturing processes, Stratasys ground-breaking Objet500 Connex3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer is the world’s first 3D printer to combine colors with multi-material 3D printing. This new 3D Printer allows better decision making, improves design & manufacturing efficiency and produces better products, faster
3D printed color, multi-material models of patients’ kidneys were recently produced on Stratasys’ color, multi-material 3D Printer, the Objet500 Connex3, to aid cancer surgeons in successfully treating patients at the University Hospital (CHU) de Bordeaux, in France.
Using Stratasys’ transparent VeroClear material enables Dr Bernhard to see inside the kidney and estimate the specific location and depth at which the tumor resides: Image Courtesy of Stratasys
Physicians used the models during pre-surgery planning of complicated kidney tumor removal, helping to perform precise and successful kidney-sparing surgery and improving patient outcomes.
The pre-surgery planning aids in identifying and avoiding damage to the delicate nearby arteries and vessels which can result in complete kidney removal. Sparing the patient’s kidney is important because it reduces the chance of subsequently suffering from chronic kidney disease.
Having a 3D printed model comprising the patient’s kidney tumor, main arteries and vessels – each in a different color – provides an accurate picture of what we will see during operations.
Importantly, the ability to visualize the specific location of a tumor in relation to these other elements, all in three dimensions, greatly facilitates our task and is not something that is easily achievable from a 2D scan.
CHU surgeon Dr Jean-Christophe Bernhard
For Dr Bernhard, the only thing more accurate than a multi-material color 3D printed model of a patient’s kidney is the patient himself. Image Courtesy of Stratasys
The 3D printed models were also used to improve surgeon training, as well as enhancing the explanatory process towards patients.
Describing kidney tumor removal with 2D scan or a diagram will invariably leave most patients somewhat bewildered.
Presenting them with a 3D printed model that clearly shows the tumor puts them at ease and enables the patient to grasp exactly what we’re going to do. Indeed, research from patient questionnaires shows that having 3D printed models increases their understanding of the surgery by more than 50%, so it’s a considerable benefit in terms of overall patient care.
CHU surgeon Dr Jean-Christophe Bernhard
FRENCH HOSPITAL ENHANCES COMPLEX KIDNEY CANCER SURGERY PLANNING WITH STRATASYS COLOR MULTI-MATERIAL 3D PRINTING
CHU Bordeaux is one of the first hospitals worldwide to pioneer kidney tumor removal by using 3D printed color multi-material models pre-surgery to locate depth of kidney tumors
3D printed models used as big driver to train tomorrow’s surgeons
Easier visualization of their own organ increases patient understanding of procedures by up to 50%
Minneapolis, MN & Rehovot, Israel – October 19, 2015 – Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, today announced that its color, multi-material technology is being successfully deployed to aid cancer surgeons in treating patients. Physicians use the models during pre-surgery planning of complicated kidney tumor removal, helping to perform precise and successful kidney-sparing surgery and improving patient outcomes. The 3D printed models are also used to improve surgeon training, as well as enhancing the explanatory process towards patients.
The advanced surgical process, which utilizes transparent and color 3D printed models produced on Stratasys’ color, multi-material 3D Printer, the Objet500 Connex3, is being pioneered by the Department of Urology and Kidney Transplantation at the University Hospital (CHU) de Bordeaux, in France. According to CHU surgeon Dr Jean-Christophe Bernhard, this is currently the only hospital in France – and one of the first in the world – to deploy Stratasys’ multi-color, multi-material 3D printing technology for complex kidney tumor removal cases. Continue Reading »
Leica teams up with Miami Street Photography Festival (MSPF) and HistoryMiami to celebrate the art of photography.
Celebrate with them on Thursday 12/3 and Saturday 12/5 for the opening and closing parties for the Miami Street Photography Festival.
MSPF will be held during Art Basel Miami from December 3rd to 6th at HistoryMiami.
The Miami Street Photography Festival is an international photography festival showcasing the best of contemporary street and documentary photography viewed through the eyes of established and emerging photographers.
The following video presents [Samsung SMART CAMERA NX1] Enchanted Icelandic Aurora Caught in 4K/UHD Time-Lapse:
Embark on a time-lapse journey into the enchanted land of ice where the aurora resides. Watch how the NX1 has captured the timeless beauty of Iceland’s natural wonders from the resplendently icy underworld to the captivating Northern Lights.
The following video presents [Samsung SMART CAMERA NX1] Accurate Shots Every Time with Samsung Auto Shot:
Witness Samsung Auto Shot at work. Using a predictive algorithm to track subject movement and automatically trigger the shutter, Samsung Auto Shot makes sure you capture the action at that precise moment whether it’s a baseball destined for a home run or a glorious jump at its height. It also captures any high-speed motion in a trap by itself.
FIND YOUR SIGNATURE. Samsung SMART CAMERA NX1
Some subjects flutter by in a flash. So we gave the #NX1 a shutter that shoots at 1/8000 sec. in case you need to keep up.
Photographer Mikael Buck and renowned local guides Einar Runar Sigurdsson and Helen Maria explored the frozen world using Sony’s latest digital cameras including:
Sony α7R II
Sony α7R II camera’s sensor is the world’s first back-illuminated full-frame sensor
The α7R II featuring the world’s first back-illuminated full-frame sensor which “brings together ultra-high resolution and ultra-high sensitivity.“
The following video presents α7R II – Product Feature | α | Sony:
See reality as your mind’s eye envisions it with the incredible new Sony α7R II. The world’s first*1 back-illuminated 35mm full-frame CMOS image sensor gives this camera capability to deliver 42.4-megapixel*2 resolution, high sensitivity and fast response that are apparent in every amazing picture. The Fast Hybrid AF system’s extra-wide dense focal plane phase-detection AF coverage keeps subjects in sharp focus, while 5-axis image stabilization reduces blur which otherwise tends to affect handheld shots. High-resolution imaging is further enhanced by 4K movie recording now featuring full pixel readout without pixel binning. With so much innovation packed into such a compact form, it’s clear that there is more to life than meets the naked eye.
*1 Among digital still cameras equipped with a 35mm full-frame image sensor. As of June 2015 based on Sony research.
*2 Approximate effective megapixels.
Also, both RX10 II and RX100 IV cameras feature the world’s first 1.0 type stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor that “truly shine in low-light and high contrast conditions.“
Sony RX10 II
Sony RX100 IV
The following video presents RX100 IV & RX10 II – Product Feature | Cyber-shot | Sony:
The RX100 IV and RX10 II both feature the world’s first*1 1.0-type stacked Exmor RS™ CMOS sensor with advanced signal processing and an attached DRAM memory chip which together enable more than 5 x faster readout of image data and are responsible for a variety of standout features that have previously been available only in a selected few professional level cameras. Visit Sony website for product details.
*1 The world’s first as 1.0 type sensor with memory attached design, as of the announcement date, based on Sony survey.
The images of the Icelandic ice caves were taken without the use of any external sources – just the natural light that filters through the ice caves.
Marvel at the beauty of breath-taking Icelandic ice caves
Nov 26, 2015 00:01 GMT
Photographer Mikael Buck and renowned local Icelandic guides Einar Runar Sigurdsson and Helen Maria explored the frozen world of Vatnajokull glacier using Sony’s world first back-illuminated full-frame sensor – which features in the α7R II camera. The images were taken without the use of any external sources – just the natural light that filters through the otherworldly ice caves. Photo by Mikael Buck
Sony camera sensor technology enables a closer look at some of Mother Nature’s rarest sights that could not previously have been photographed in this way
The enigmatic beauty of the caves of Vatnajokull, one of the largest glaciers in Europe, is revealed in all its frozen, icy splendour through astoundingly sharp and detailed photography. Continue Reading »
Focus Bracketing in Insect Photography: Photo: Copyright (C) Kazuo Unno
The OM-D E-M1 Ver. 4.0 and OM-D E-M5 Mark II Ver. 2.0 firmware upgrades, as well as Olympus Capture Ver. 1.1 are now available for download. With the firmware upgrades, you will be able to utilize Focus Bracketing to enhance as well as enjoy better macro photography experience. Continue Reading »
Constantine Manos was born in 1934 in South Carolina to Greek immigrant parents. He went on to attend the University of South Carolina, from which he graduated in 1955. Joining Magnum Photos in 1963, he then became a full Member in 1965. This video, produced in partnership with Magnum, is a personal documentary of Manos’ wide-ranging subjects – from desegregation in the American South to life in Greece and his later work throughout America which he shot in color. One thing has remained constant throughout his career, it’s been Costa and his Leica rangefinder.
Leica Store Miami
Constantine Manos | Looking Back | Gallery Opening and Reception – Wed, Dec. 2, 2015, 7:30 – 9:30pm
Leica Store Miami invites you to join them next Wednesday, December 2nd at 7:30 PM for a gallery opening and reception celebrating Magnum Photos photographer Constantine Manos.
“The flow of people in a setting, their changing relationships to each other and their environment, and their constantly changing expressions and movements – all combine to create dynamic situations that provide the photographer with limitless choices of when to push the button. By choosing a precise intersection between subject and time, he may transform the ordinary into the extraordinary and the real into the surreal.”
The following video presents Olympus OM-D E-M1 Tethered Shooting:
The pro workflow allows you to follow a shoot on a computer using OLYMPUS Capture software and make changes directly, so you get the exact professional look you want.
Olympus Capture tethering software Ver. 1.1
Olympus Explains the Improvements That Speed Up the Photo Transfer Process: Olympus Capture Ver. 1.1
Several improvements were made for the Ver. 1.1 Olympus Capture tethering software, addressing requests we received from professional photographers. Today we would like to share with you a couple of improvements that speed up the photo transfer process. First, you will be able to save direct to your PC, rather than having to save on the SD card first and then transfer the data to your PC. Second, the new File Save Priority feature allows you to adjust allocation of camera-PC data transfer capacity between file saving and camera commands. If you slide File Save Priority to the far left, file saving to your PC is 4 times faster than with the original Olympus Capture software, allowing photos to be viewed on a large PC screen immediately after the shutter is released.
The following video presents [NEW ] LUMIX | Post Focus – Select the in-focus area even after shooting :
Have you ever imagined that you can set sharp focus on the target subject after you shot the images? Now you can easily do it with the Post Focus function. Shooting the image on the spot to save it as you like later – it’s a whole new photographic experience for creative freedom.
The Post Focus function will be available on LUMIX GX8, G7 and FZ300 by updating the firmware to version 2.0. It will be available free of charge for LUMIX GX8, G7 (G70 in Germany) and FZ300 (FZ330 in UK) on or later 25, November, 2015.
Nov 20, 2015
Panasonic LUMIX is Changing Photography Again with ‘Post Focus’
For LUMIX Digital Camera DMC-GX8, DMC-G7 and DMC-FZ300
NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Panasonic LUMIX is proud to introduce a new photographic function called ‘Post Focus’ that allows anyone to capture multiple photos with multiple in focus points through a single release of the shutter. Continue Reading »
The following video presents [NEW] 4K Photo – Changing Photography:
All LUMIX cameras, especially the DMC-GH4, are renowned for their capability of high quality video recording. The new LUMIX G7, GH4, FZ1000 and LX100 records stunningly smooth, high-resolution 4K video in 3840×2160. Taking advantage of 4K video recording performance, users can enjoy “4K Photo” with which users can capture the fleeting photo opportunities at 30 fps in 8-megapixel equivalent resolution by cutting a frame of the most photogenic timing out of the 4K burst file to save as a photo. why not learn the benefit of 4K photo introduced by three photographers in their viewpoints!
“Be in it to #Win it! 13 great Panasonic Lumix Cameras up for grabs with values up to $2,500 in our Quick Click! Photo Competition. What images of Newark will you capture?”
Greater Newark Convention & Visitors Bureau (“GNCVB”) invites you to enter the Newark Happening Quick Click! photo competition.
WIN PANASONIC PRIZES !
Calling all snap-happy people! Adjust your shutter speeds; Newark’s big acts shine bright all over. Whether you’re here for an hour or a few days, get out and mess about. Every image captured in the Greater Newark region between January and December 2015 is eligible to win a Lumix Camera, with values up to $2,500.
Simply select your category, students, amateurs and professionals and upload your submission. 13 winners, 5 contest levels, 3 categories… so get clicking.
NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT OR DONATION IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE, PAYMENT OR DONATION WILL NOT INCREASE OR IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
The Competition winners will be announced on or before February 9, 2016. Winners will be contacted via email and will have their names displayed on the Newark Happening website.
Panasonic is giving away lots of Lumix Cameras to lucky winners. Prizes will be awarded by contest level as follows:
Three (3) winners from each Competitor Level will be selected to win a prize with the exception of the Professional Level where one (1) Panasonic Lumix GH4 Series Camera Bundle (valued at approximately $2,500) will be awarded for a total of 13 winners. Prizes for all five categories are listed as follows:
Students Ages 5-8, Students Ages 9-12, Students Ages 13-18 Prizes, 1st Place: Lumix DMC-ZS40K (MSRP $400), 2nd Place: Lumix DMC-ZS35K (MSRP $250), 3rd Place: Lumix DMC-SZ8K (MSRP $150).
The Olympus AIR A01 is a lens-style camera that brings mirrorless technology and image quality to your smartphone. It uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to connect to your smartphone (or tablet) and uses the latter's touch screen to view and compose an image, as well as to select and change settings. As any first generation model, you can expect to be both enthralled by its capabilities and frustrated by its limitations. But, if you can overlook the latter, the AIR could as well be renamed to another three-letter word: F-U-N.
The Fujifilm X-A2 targets the beginner photographer desiring to upgrade from their smartphone to a mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera. The X-A2 boasts outstanding image quality, with low noise at high ISOs. A bonus: flip the LCD all the way up to face forward and the camera automatically enters into face and eye detection mode for easy selfies. A Mode Dial gives ready access to AUTO and Scene Modes to beginners while PASM modes and RAW modes are available to advanced users.
The Fujifilm X-T10 is a more affordable version of the X-T1. It features the same 16.3MP sensor and fast AF, delivering image quality that rivals and even bests that obtained from some enthusiast and top-end DSLRs. It features a huge, very high resolution and extremely fast refresh OLED EVF, focus peak highlight and Digital Split Image assist for manual focusing. It's fast and handles superbly with direct control dials. Beginners get the addition of Scenes Modes and Advanced SR Mode.
Nikon ups the ante with their newest affordable full-frame DSLR, the Nikon D750. It features some of the most advanced features on its high-end full-frame DSLRs in an affordable, weather-resistant body. The D750 features 24.3MP on a FX-format CMOS sensor, 6.5fps burst, ISO 100-12800, 51 point AF system, dual card slots, Full HD (1080p) video at 60/50/30/25/24p with stereo sound, a tiltable LCD and built-in Wi-Fi.
FUNDAMENTALS If you are new to digital cameras, first read up on Digital Camera Fundamentals to understand the important features you should pay special attention to when comparing digital cameras.
BUYER'S GUIDE We have taken the mystery out of the selection process in our Digital Camera Buyer's Guide. Here, you'll find the best digital cameras in four categories. Select the digital camera that is right for you in 4 simple steps.
TUTORIALS After you have bought your digital camera, go through our Digital Photography Tutorials for some tried and tested tips on taking good pictures. You can take better pictures. We plan to regularly add new articles covering a wide range of subjects to this section.