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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ300 Camera’s Post Focus Feature: A Review by Maarten Heilbron

Here is a review of the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ300 camera’s Post Focus feature by Maarten Heilbron, in the following video:

In a November 2015 firmware upgrade for the FZ300, G7 and GX8 cameras, Panasonic added the post focus feature, enabling photographers to select a focus point after shooting. This review demonstrates the feature with real world examples and show how to use it for focus stacking.

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Fun Stuff Videos

#thebabygang strikes again in: Mom vs Triplets + Toddler

If changing one baby scares you already, imagine having to change triplets with an active toddler thrown for good measure into the mix. Well, thankfully this is not about changing diapers but putting their onesies on, probably after a bath. When they are all first put onto the bed, feet start kicking in the air and then, suddenly, the toddler gets traction, crawls around, stands up and starts jumping up and down. Triplets Jackson, Olivia and Levi seem to want to mimick their older sister Emily already, so imagine when they grow up a little bit more.

It’s adorable (the whole TheBabyGang family is) and gives a whole new meaning to multi-tasking. Bravo, mommy, but wait when they ALL start running…. then daddy may want to trade in the camera for one with wide tracking continuous AF.

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Contests Sony

Sony Announced the Winners of the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Prize of the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

The following video presents Sony World Photography Awards 2016:

This is an update to the previous blog, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards: Entries to Be Submitted by 11:59:59pm (GMT) on 4 Dec. 2015 for Student Focus, by 11:59:59pm (GMT) on 5 Jan.2016 for Open, Youth & National, by 11:59:59pm (GMT) on 12 Jan 2016 for Professional .

RongRong & inri, the influential photographic husband and wife team who have shaped contemporary photography in China and beyond, will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize at the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards in London, UK, on April 21st at the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards ceremony.

  • The photographers are being recognized for both their careers as artists and their significant impact on Asian photography.
  • Also, a special exhibition of RongRong & inri’s current and past work curated by Zelda Cheatle will be shown at Somerset House, London from April 22nd – May 8th as part of the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition.
Chinese photographer RongRong and Japanese artist inri will be presented with their award in London on April 21st at the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards ceremony: Image Courtesy of Sony

Chinese photographer RongRong and Japanese artist inri will be presented with their award in London on April 21st at the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards ceremony: Image Courtesy of Sony

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Artistic duo RongRong & inri to be Honoured at 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

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Contests Olympus

Olympus: #WinPENF Competition for the UK: Share Images That Showcase Craftsmanship & Design, before 12:00 on 25 February 2016

The following video presents PEN-F Product Concept Video:

Introducing the new Olympus PEN-F a compact system camera created by fusing cutting-edge digital technology with craftsmanship handed down from 80 years of Olympus camera manufacturing:

Want to win your very own Olympus PEN-F? Olympus is giving one away in an exclusive competition: simply share an image that showcases craftsmanship and design and a PEN-F could be yours…

  • No purchase necessary.
  • Entries are open to residents of the UK.
  • Competition details form part of the terms and conditions of this competition.
  • This competition runs to Thursday 25th February 2016 12:00. Entries received after this time will not be put forward for this draw.
  • The winner will be chosen by Olympus.

Prize

Olympus PEN-F

Olympus PEN-F

The prize is an Olympus PEN-F and no alternatives will be offered. Unless agreed in writing, the prize is not transferable.

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Cameras Panasonic

Panasonic Unveils the Lightweight, Compact 4K Super 35 VariCam LT Cinema Camcorder: Replaceable EF Lens Mount, Same Super 35mm Sensor as Varicam 35, Dual Native ISO of 800/5000, 2K/HD 240p Slow Motion, Expansive Color Gamut, IR Shooting

Panasonic VariCam LT

Panasonic VariCam LT

Panasonic unveiled the VariCam LT, representing the next generation of 4K cinema cameras. The VariCam LT camcorder inherits the same super 35mm sensor and imaging capabilities that distinguish the award-winning VariCam 35, but with significant reductions in size, weight and price.

The following video presents “AFRICA” The Sample Footage of Panasonic’s New Cinema VariCam LT from Cinema VariCam™ on Vimeo.

  • This footage was shot by Panasonic’s new VariCam LT the super 35mm 4K cinema camera (engineering sample).
  • Resolution: UHD 23.98p, Codec: AVC-Intra 4K 4:2:2, Gamma: V-Look mode (new cine-like gamma).
  • DP: Sandesh Kadur – Felis Creations Pvt. Ltd – www.felis.in
  • Music Credit: Al Lethbridge
  • Editor: Robin Darius Conz

Key highlights of Panasonic VariCam LT include:

  • Same Imager as VariCam 35
  • Native 4K/60p Shooting
  • 14+ Stops of Wide Latitude
  • Dual Native ISO of 800/5000
  • Expansive Color Gamut
  • Scene Files and V-LOOK
  • Infrared Shooting (IR)
  • 2K/HD 240p Slow Motion
  • Detachable Control Panel with Monitor
  • Standard HD SDI Interface for EVF
  • In-camera Color Grading
  • Main and Proxy Recording
  • Multiple Codec 4K/UHD/2K/HD Recording:the VariCam LT can record 4K (4096 x 2160) or UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution. For 2K recording, the VariCam LT supports AVC-Intra 2K444/2K422/2K-LT. For HD recording, the VariCam LT supports AVC-Intra 444/422/100/LT and Apple ProRes 4444/HQ. Using the 256 GByte expressP2 card, the camera can record approximately 90 minutes of 23.98p 4K video with AVC-Intra 4K422.
    * ProRes is licensed from Apple Inc. Apple ProRes codec from Atomos under license. Atomos is trademark and copyright of Atomos Global Pty. Ltd.
  • Monitoring Output Terminals
Panasonic VariCam LT: Rear Side Connectors

Panasonic VariCam LT: Rear Side Connectors

RAW output from SDI is planned to be supported by a firmware upgrade in early summer 2016.

The VariCam LT will be available at the end of March in two packages, suggested list price USD $18,000 (body only) and suggested list price USD $24,000 (body + AU-VCVF10G viewfinder).

For more info about the Varicam LT, please visit http://pro-av.panasonic.net/en/varicam/lt/index.html .

NEWS RELEASE

Panasonic Announces Compact 4K Super 35 VariCam LT Cinema Camcorder

February 10, 2016 11:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

NEWARK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Panasonic today unveiled the VariCam LT, representing the next generation of 4K cinema cameras. The VariCam LT camcorder inherits the same super 35mm sensor and superb imaging capabilities that distinguish the award-winning VariCam 35, but with significant reductions in size, weight and price.

Panasonic VariCam LT: Super 35 mm Imager and EF Lens Mount (Panasonic does not guarantee the compatibility or performance of all EF lenses). Image Courtesy of Panasonic

Panasonic VariCam LT: Super 35 mm Imager and EF Lens Mount (Panasonic does not guarantee the compatibility or performance of all EF lenses). Image Courtesy of Panasonic

Incorporating this identical imaging “DNA” in a more compact rendition, the VariCam LT (model AU-V35LT1G) delivers 14+ stops of dynamic range with V-Log, and the esteemed cinematic VariCam image quality and color science, as well as the VariCam 35’s breakout innovation, dual native ISOs of 800/5000.

Panasonic VariCam LT: 14+ Stop Wide Latitude. Image Courtesy of Panasonic

Panasonic VariCam LT: 14+ Stop Wide Latitude. Image Courtesy of Panasonic

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Cameras Olympus

Micro Four Thirds System Standard Group Gains Five New Companies That Will Introduce Products Compliant with the Standard for Interchangeable-Lens Type Digital Camera Systems with Size & Weight Reduction of Camera Systems: Xacti, nac Image Technology, Meitu, Autel, and 3db Hardware Technology

The following video presents FourThirds Digital Camera standard it’s concept and overview:

A video on the FourThirds Digital SLR camera standard. An overview of the concept and ideal behind the Fourthirds systems.

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“Digital SLR cameras incorporate more components between the lens and the image sensing material than film SLR cameras, such as the image stabilizer, dust reduction mechanism and low-pass filter. Also, since the viewfinder of an SLR camera requires a mirror box for viewing the real image, the flange back needs to be longer to accommodate the mirror box. Compact cameras do not use the mirror box, so don’t require a long flange back. These factors have made it difficult to design SLR cameras that are as slim and compact as compact cameras. However, if a digital SLR camera can be designed to exclusively use Live View for shooting, the mirror box is no longer necessary and the camera can be designed with the kind of slim profile previously considered impossible, without compromising the high picture quality.”

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“The Micro Four Thirds System standard maintains the Four Thirds System concept of “High-picture quality digital-dedicated design,” but focuses on reducing overall system thickness and size by aiming for a highly portable compact system.

The Micro Four Thirds System also embodies our ongoing efforts to expand the Four Thirds System-based standards to meet future needs such as movie compatibility, to improve the comfort of Live View shooting and to increase the usability of existing Four Thirds System interchangeable lenses.”
http://www.four-thirds.org/en/microft/

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Olympus Imaging Corp. and Panasonic Corporation jointly announced the Micro Four Thirds System standard in 2008 and have since been working together to promote the standard.

Now Olympus announces that five more companies have recently declared their support for the standard and will be introducing products compliant with the Micro Four Thirds System standard.

NEWS RELEASE

February 10, 2016

Xacti, nac Image Technology, Meitu, Autel,
and 3db Hardware Technology
join the Micro Four Thirds System Standard Group

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Firmware Updates Panasonic

Panasonic Firmware Updates (Jan. 19, 2016) for VariCam 35 4K & Varicam HS Professional Cameras (Ver 5.10-00-0.01) / Recorders (Ver 5.10-00-0.02): Provide Improvements

The following video presents Panasonic VariCam end user testimonial | The legacy continues:

Hear about diverse production stories and get an insight into experience of pioneers working with a Panasonic VariCam.

Read more about the Panasonic VariCam: https://blogs.panasonic.com.au/busine…

Panasonic released the VariCam Software (Firmware) Updates Version 5.10-00-0.01 for both Varicam 35 (model AU-V35C1G) and Varicam HS (model AU-V23HS1G), and Ver 5.10-00-0.02 for Recorder (model AU-VREC1G) on Jan. 19, 2016.

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Lenses

Rokinon: XEEN Set of Professional Video-Cine Lenses Adds XEEN 14mm T3.1 and 35mm T1.5 Lenses: 4K+ Optical Performance for Professional Video-Cinema Producers & Creators

Rokinon Xeen lenses are manufactured by Samyang Optics.

The following video presents Samyang XEEN Teaser First Perfection – zapowiedź nowych obiektywów:

Left to right: XEEN 35mm T1.5 and 14mm T3.1

Left to right: XEEN 35mm T1.5 and 14mm T3.1

Samyang recently added two new lenses to the XEEN brand of professional video-cine lenses : XEEN 14mm T3.1 and 35mm T1.5.

  • These two lenses, along with the existing 24mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5 and 85mm T1.5 lenses, create a “perfect balanced five-lens-set for filming video and cinema for 4K+ production.”

Features of XEEN cinema lenses include:

  • XEEN 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5 and 85mm T1.5 lenses have bright aperture of T1.5 for low-light situations

  • 4K+ Optical Performance

  • Available in 5 different mounts (PL, EF, F, E and MFT): each lens can be used on a variety of cameras

  • Focus and aperture gear rings in standardized positions
  • Declicked gear rings for follow-focus system
  • X-Coating Technology
  • Reliable aluminum metal housing
  • Calibrated focus scales in metric or imperial units

  • Consistent front diameter for professional cinema production

Specifications

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