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2015 Sony World Photography Awards: Open, Youth and Mobile Phone Winners are Announced

Tue March 31, 2015

This is an update to these previous blogs:

The Open and Youth competition winners were chosen by an expert panel led by Sam Barzilay, Creative Director of United Photo Industries. The Mobile Phone winner was selected following a public vote on the World Photography Organisation website.

Please click on the following links to view the winning photos:

The winners of the Open, Youth and Mobile Phone competitions will each receive the latest Sony digital imaging equipment and Xperia™ smartphone and their images will be shown at the iconic Somerset House, London as part of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition from 24th April – 10th May.

The Open and Youth category winners will now compete for the overall Open Photographer of the Year and Youth Photographer of the Year titles, which will be revealed at the Sony World photography Awards gala ceremony on 23rd April in London.

  • The overall winners will be selected from the 13 category winners.
  • The overall Open and Youth winners along with the Mobile Phone winner will be flown to London to attend the ceremony and the overall Open winner will also receive a $5,000 (USD) cash prize.

Congratulations! / Félicitations !

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Open, Youth and Mobile Phone winners revealed for 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s biggest photography competition

Mar 31, 2015 00:01 GMT

Environment Photo by Yong Lin Tan, Malaysia (age 19): Youth category winner

Environment Photo by Yong Lin Tan, Malaysia (age 19): Youth category winner

  • Winning images to be shown at Somerset House, London 24 April – 10 May
  • Inaugural Mobile Phone Award winner chosen by the public with a staggering 6,718 votes
  • Images available at press.worldphoto.org or Image.net

The Open and Youth winners along with the inaugural Mobile Phone winner of the world’s biggest photography competition, the Sony World Photography Awards, are announced today.
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Press Releases

Panasonic + National Trust: “Banking for Victory: A country house at War – Upton” Exhibition Opens in the UK

Tue March 31, 2015

National Trust and Panasonic

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Banking for Victory: A country house at War – Upton is transformed into the Country House Bank

Exhibition is Open near Banbury, Warwickshire, OX15 6HT United Kingdom
Telephone: 01295 670266
Email: uptonhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk

  • In 1939 the owners of Upton House moved out and their family-owned bank moved in. Driven by the need to protect bank staff and assets from the London air raids, M. Samuel & Co., moved in for the duration of the Second World War.
  • You will be able to step back in time to see how the bank staff lived and worked in their new surroundings.
  • There will be office desks and typewriters in the Long Gallery, just as there were in the 1940s, alongside the world class paintings and porcelain collection.
  • “The property will be opening new rooms, enhancing the gardens and exploring what happened when ordinary people took over this extraordinary place.”
  • For more info about the exhibition, please click here.

Panasonic’s display technologies and ultra-short-throw lens – large-scale projections from a very short distance – will add interactivity, atmosphere and movement to the new exhibition at Upton House.

Panasonic's ultra-short-throw lens ET-DLE030 enables large-screen projection from a very short distance. By mounting the ET-DLE030 ultra-short-throw lens onto Panasonic's 1-chip DLP™ projector, you can shorten the projection distance by approximately 60 % compared with Panasonic's short throw lenses. This huge savings in space lets you project images in spots where you previously could not—such as places where the ceiling is too high, or where there is not enough front or rear space for projecting.

Panasonic’s ultra-short-throw lens ET-DLE030 enables large-screen projection from a very short distance. By mounting the ET-DLE030 ultra-short-throw lens onto Panasonic’s 1-chip DLP™ projector, you can shorten the projection distance by approximately 60 % compared with Panasonic’s short throw lenses. This huge savings in space lets you project images in spots where you previously could not—such as places where the ceiling is too high, or where there is not enough front or rear space for projecting.

NEWS RELEASE
Mar 26, 2015 10:40 GMT

Banking for Victory!! Brought to life through Panasonic technology

upton-house-600

Panasonic has provided high resolution projection and display technologies that add interactivity, atmosphere and movement to the new exhibition at Upton House. By bringing the story to life, Panasonic technology is helping visitors to imagine what it would have been like to live and work at the wartime bank.

Panasonic technology is used to evoke the feelings of those hearing Neville Chamberlain’s pronouncement that Britain was at war with Germany. Thanks to Panasonic’s ultra-short-throw lens, large-scale projections will light up the dining room ceiling from a very short distance.
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Articles

Olympus M.Zuiko Digitial ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II Lens’ Dual Super Aspherical (DSA) Lens Element: DSA Measurement Video

Mon March 30, 2015

Olympus M.Zuiko Digitial ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II Lens

  • It has a compact design:
    • 63.5 mm (2.5 inches) max. diameter,
    • 83.8 mm (3.3 inches) length with
    • a weight of 283 grams (10 ounces).
  • There is ZERO (ZUIKO Extra-low Reflection Optical) Coating on the surface of the lens to eliminate scratches as well as reduce ghosting and lens flare, even in very bright situations.
Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II (28-300mm, 35mm equivalent) lens paired with an Olympus OM-D weatherproof body.

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II (28-300mm, 35mm equivalent) lens paired with an Olympus OM-D weatherproof body.

Optical Construction of Olympus M.Zuiko Digitial ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II

Optical Construction of Olympus M.Zuiko Digitial ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II

The lens design includes DSA (Dual Sided Asperical) lens, Aspherical ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens, ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens, and three HR (High-Refractive index) lenses with high spherical aberration correction capability.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digitial ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II

Olympus M.Zuiko Digitial ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II

DSA element corrects aberrations as well as offers a compact and lightweight body.

  • This technology makes it possible to reduce the size of the lens but requires high-precision fabrication technology due to the extremely large ratio of thickness between the center and periphery.
  • The development and fabrication of this DSA lens would not have been possible without expert design, measuring techniques capable of precise surface accuracy evaluation, advanced ultra-high-precision aspherical surface molding techniques, ultra-precision assembling technology, and polishing skill honed through years of experience at Olympus.

The following video presents OLYMPUS ZUIKO LENS SYSTEM – DSA MEASUREMENT VIDEO:
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Deals

Sony Alpha a7 Mirrorless Deals

Sun March 29, 2015

The Sony Alpha a7 Mirrorless cameras and bundles come with a $500 Instant Rebate!

Sony Alpha a7 Mirrorless Digital Camera, Full Frame 24MP, Bundle With dot OLED Viewfinder, Wi-Fi sharing
$1,198 after $500 Instant Rebate

Sony Alpha a7 Mirrorless Digital Camera, Full Frame 24MP, Bundle With Shure VP83 LensHopper Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone
$1,198 after $500 Instant Rebate

Sony Alpha a7 Mirrorless Digital Camera, Full Frame 24MP, Bundle With Lowepro TLZ-20 Holster Case 16GB UHS-1 Class 10 HS Card, Cleaning Kit, LCD Screen Protector 3”s
$1,198 after $500 Instant Rebate

Sony Alpha a7 Mirrorless Digital Camera, with FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
$1,498 after $500 Instant Rebate

Sony Alpha a7 Mirrorless Digital Camera, with FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens – Bundle With Lowepro TLZ-20 Holster Case , 16GB UHS-1 Class 10 HS Card, Cleaning Kit, LCD Screen Protector 3″ , 55mm UV Mc
$1,498 after $500 Instant Rebate

Sony Alpha a7 Mirrorless Digital Camera, with FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens – Bundle with Shure VP83 LensHopper Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone
$1,498 after $500 Instant Rebate

Sony Alpha a7 Mirrorless Digital Camera, with FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens – Bundle With Lowepro TLZ-20 Holster Case, 32GB UHS-1 Class 10 HS Card, Spare Battery, Cleaning Kit, 3POD Table Top Tripod W/BH, Pro Optic 55MM Filter Kit, LCD Screen Protector 3″ Glass, Memory Wallet
$1,539 after $500 Instant Rebate

Sony Alpha Digital Camera, with FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens – Bundle With Lowepro TLZ-20 Holster Case, 64GB UHS-1 Class 10 HS Card, Newleaf 3 Year Plus warranty, Spare battery, Cleaning Kit, Table Top Tripod W/BH, 55MM Filter Kit,Screen Protector 3″ , Memory Wallet, Mini HDMI Cable 6′
$1,608.13 after $500 Instant Rebate

All come with Free Expedited Shipping!

Sony CLM-V55 5″ On-Camera LCD Monitor for Alpha / Handycam Cameras and Camcorders, HDMI, Battery Powered
$248.00 after $150 Instant Rebate


Press Releases

Panasonic UK & Ireland: Cashback, 5-Year Warranty and/or Selfie Stick at No Charge Promotions on Imaging Products: Run Until 2 June 2015

Sun March 29, 2015

Panasonic UK & Ireland

Panasonic UK & Ireland

In the UK & Ireland, Panasonic offers three promotions that run until 2 June 2015 as follows.

The One with the Cashback

  • To claim the cashback on qualifying Lumix, Lumix G camera and camcorder models, participants (aged 18 or over only) must complete the online registration form at www.panasonic.co.uk/promotions 28 days after product purchase.
    • Upload a copy of your full purchase receipt along with an image of the product barcode (showing the model number and serial number).
  • The claim deadline will be 31 July 2015.
  • You can claim up to £200 (€250) cashback on the following Panasonic’s 4K imaging products:
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57EB-K (black)

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57EB-K (black)

Panasonic HC-X1000E

Panasonic HC-X1000E

Panasonic HC-WX970EB-K

Panasonic HC-WX970EB-K

Panasonic HC-VX870

Panasonic HC-VX870

Panasonic HX-A500E,

Panasonic HX-A500E,

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4HEB-K, (black, 14-140mm lens)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4HEB-K, (black, 14-140mm lens)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100EBK (black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100EBK (black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000EB

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000EB

  • £100 (€150) cashback on the popular DMC-GH4.
  • The One with the Extended Warranty
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    Behind The Scenes, Fun Stuff, Videos

    It’s a Drone, It’s a GoPro, It’s Superman!

    Sun March 29, 2015

    Get creative with your GoPro Hero 3 and DJI Phantom II drone, mix in a little post processing green screen magic, et voià, here’s a whimsical video about Superman returning a lost GoPro to its rightful owner. Just for fun, Superman decides to turn the GoPro on and attach it to his head.

    How is it really done? Get Behind the Scenes with this video:
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    Articles

    MIT Museum Presents Images of Discovery, an Interactive Photography Exhibit

    Sun March 29, 2015

    Milk Drop Coronet, Harold E. Edgerton

    Milk Drop Coronet, Harold E. Edgerton

    If you are in or going to be around Boston between now and February 22, 2016 (or March 1, 2016 – check schedule online since it can change), take your kids to this interesting exhibit at the MIT Museum in Cambridge, Massachussetts. “Images of Discovery” is an interactive exhibit showing how photographers used strobes, image magnification and other light-capturing strategies to understand our world. Then it’s up you to use the strobes, scanners and iPads to explore and create your own images.

    Images of Discovery

    Photographers, image makers, and innovators Felice Frankel, Harold “Doc” Edgerton, and Berenice Abbott are featured in this new exhibition at the MIT Museum. While working at MIT, each photographer explored a range of scientific questions.

    By using strobes, magnification, and other light-capturing strategies, they reveal their curiosity about the natural world and how it works. Visitors will learn more about using photography to examine the unknown through their exposure to these distinguished photographers, and the unique image making stations featuring the inventive methodologies used by Edgerton, Abbott and Frankel.

    The work selected showcases the photographer’s curiosity and dedication to making the natural and the technological world more accessible to the public. Each are represented by over ten images that range in subject matter from swinging wrenches to soap bubbles.

    Images of Discovery presents an exciting opportunity for visitors to experience photography as a tool for communicating about—and inspiring a passion for—science and technology.

    Image-making stations include:

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    Articles

    The World of FUJIFILM Film Simulation – Episode 3: Velvia

    Sat March 28, 2015

    Images courtesy Fujifilm Images courtesy Fujifilm
    Images courtesy Fujifilm

    Velvia. Fujifilm has published Episode 3 – “Velvia” in their series of “episodes” on their unique Film Simulation modes.

    Velvia (or “Velvet Media”) is a reversal film FUJIFILM introduced in 1991 that quickly set the standard for landscape and nature color photography. If you like vibrant (highly saturated) colors, then dial in Velvia mode.

    In fact, if you are shooting Velvia for the first time, you might think the result as overly saturated, even unrealistic. But as Fujifilm reasons in its explanation below, the idea behind Velvia is not to faithfully reproduce the true colors of the scene but “to deliver the intended emotion” of the scene: we expect and “felt” the skies to be blue and the grass to be green. If it was a glorious day that prompted you to bring out your camera and take a picture, then Velvia makes sure that the sky is vibrantly blue and the grass is vividly green — just as your eye’s mind remembered them. Blue and Green (and Red) are the superstar colors of Velvia.

    Velvia Mode targets a quality of vivid colour reproduction that is best suited for a wide scope of nature photography from landscapes to flowers. In order to emphasise the vivid reproduction of skies, leaves and similar scene elements, Velvia has the highest degree of saturation of blues and greens among the 3 modes, and the harder shadow tonality results in the reproduction of well-defined vibrancy of colour. However, careful attention was paid to avoid oversaturation resulting from the high degree of colour saturation, and the result is a mode that can be used with confidence.

    Fujifilm

    Here’s episode 3 (“Velvia”) of the “The World of Film Simulation”:

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    Articles

    Intel Security Announced the “5 Habits of Practically Unhackable People”

    Sat March 28, 2015

    Image by Intel Security

    Image by Intel Security

    While April 30 is more than a month away, Canadians are already filing their taxes – and cybercriminals are aware. Consumers are using the Internet to look up tips and even file their own taxes online, making it easier than ever for cyberscammers to take advantage.

    Now is the opportune time for Canadians to make sure they’re doing everything they can to keep their actions, information and funds protected. To help remind consumers of the best ways to stay safe during tax season, Intel Security recently announced the following 5 Habits of Practically Unhackable People:
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    Press Releases

    Canon at 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas April 13–16: Live 4K Workflow Demo, 4K Frame-grab Demo, Latest Digital Imaging Solutions & More

    Fri March 27, 2015

    Canon CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens with hood

    Canon CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens with hood

    This video presents  CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Lens from Canon Pro on Vimeo.

    • Introducing the new CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 lens (CN20x50), available in EF and PL mount versions.

    At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in Las Vegas, April 13-16, Canon will showcase its full line of professional, high definition imaging equipment for motion picture, television production, video content creation, and still photography, which includes:

    NAB tradeshow attendees will be able to take advantage of the complimentary on-site Clean & Check Service (limited to two current* Canon DSLR bodies or lenses or one current* Cinema product or XF professional video camcorder registered to a member’s CPS account).

    • The Canon Hospitality Suite hosted by Canon’s Professional Services (CPS) has the following opening hours:
      • April 13: 10:00am – 6:00pm,
      • April 14 – 15: 9:00am – 6:00pm and
      • April 16: 9:00am to 12:00pm.

    PRESS RELEASE

    Canon U.S.A. Puts Its Latest Digital Imaging Solutions On Display With Interactive Booth Demonstrations At The 2015 Nab Show

    Highlights Include Shooting Galleries, Live Speaker Sessions, Extensive Lens Exhibits, Full On-Site HDR and DI Suite, and the Canon Theater

    Canon Broadcast HDTV HJ24ex7.5B HD ENG lens

    Canon Broadcast HDTV HJ24ex7.5B HD ENG lens

    MELVILLE, N.Y., March 26, 2015 – At the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its full line of professional, high definition imaging equipment for motion picture, television production, video content creation, and still photography at booth C432. During the 2015 NAB Show, Canon will feature a live 4K Workflow Demonstration where visitors will have the opportunity to interact with industry-leading colorists and editors in a 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range) and DI (Digital Intermediate) suite. Visitors will also have the opportunity to demo the full range of Canon Cinema, HD Video and DSLR cameras, Cinema Lenses, including the Cine-Servo 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 lens and Broadcast HDTV lenses, such as the new HJ24ex7.5B HD ENG lens, through various simulated shooting situations in three different shooting galleries. Canon will also feature a 4K frame-grab demonstration where professional photographers will utilize the Canon Cinema EOS-1D C camera to deliver still images from 4K video.

    Canon Cinema EOS-1D C camera

    Canon Cinema EOS-1D C camera

    This video presents Canon Quick Tips: Still Frame Extraction from 4K Video Files.

    • In this video, learn how to extract stills from 4K video files from the EOS-1D C to be used as prints or support material.


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    Press Releases

    Zeiss Offers Extended Warranty of One Extra Year With Online Registration for ZEISS Lenses: Starts on 13 April and Ends on 30 June 2015

    Fri March 27, 2015

    ZEISS high-end camera and cine lenses

    ZEISS high-end camera and cine lenses

    Effective from 13 April 2015, it will be possible to register not only camera lenses, but also ZEISS Compact Prime CP.2 and ZEISS Compact Zoom CZ.2 cine lenses online and therefore receive an extended warranty for an additional year.

    • To mark the 125th anniversary of ZEISS camera lenses, the online registration of ZEISS cine lenses is possible up to 125 days after purchase.
    • This offer will end on 30 June 2015. After this period, registration will be required within four weeks of purchase in order to receive the one-year warranty extension.
    • The extended warranty from ZEISS is available in a large number of countries, but warranty claims can only be asserted in the country in which the product was purchased.
    • The website www.zeiss.com/cine/register will be effective from 13 April 2015, wherein you can find further information and the registration for the ZEISS cine lenses.
    ZEISS Compact Zoom CZ.2 cine lenses family (top to bottom): ZEISS Compact Zoom CZ.2 70-200/T2.9, the CZ.2 28-80/T2.9 and the CZ.2 15-30/T2.9, ZEISS

    ZEISS Compact Zoom CZ.2 cine lenses family (top to bottom): ZEISS Compact Zoom CZ.2 70-200/T2.9, the CZ.2 28-80/T2.9 and the CZ.2 15-30/T2.9, ZEISS

    The following video presents Carl Zeiss Lenses – Compact Zoom CZ.2 cine lenses:

    ZEISS Compact Zoom CZ.2 Lenses

    Absolute flexibility and truly stellar performance.

    The new Compact Zoom CZ.2 lenses are as versatile as they are powerful and incorporate features never seen before on lenses of this kind. They are handy, compact, ready for 4k and even offer full-frame coverage. With their zoom lengths of 28-80 and 70-200 mm, they give you a wide range of creative options.

    For more information please visit: http://www.zeiss.com/cine

    PRESS RELEASE

    ZEISS at the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas

    Customers benefit from an extended warranty for ZEISS cine lenses from the start of the world’s largest show for the movie and broadcast industries in April

    OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 25/03/2015.

    At booth C9543 at the 2015 NAB Show from 13-16 April in Las Vegas, the world’s largest show for the movie and broadcast industries, ZEISS will showcase its entire lens portfolio: from the SLR lenses including the ZEISS Otus high-end lenses, the ZEISS Loxia E-mount full-frame lenses and ZEISS Compact Prime CP.2 and ZEISS Compact Zoom CZ.2 right up to ARRI/ZEISS Ultra Prime, ARRI/ZEISS Master Prime and ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic. Effective from the start of the NAB Exhibition on 13 April 2015, it will be possible to register not only camera lenses, but also ZEISS Compact Prime CP.2 and ZEISS Compact Zoom CZ.2 cine lenses online and therefore receive an extended warranty for an additional year.
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    Press Releases

    Canon Has No.1 Share of Global Interchangeable-lens Digital Camera Market from 2003 to 2014

    Thu March 26, 2015

    Canon Inc. achieved a camera-manufacturing milestone as combined production of the company's film and digital EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras surpassed the 70-million mark on February 5, 2014. Image by Canon

    Canon Inc. achieved a camera-manufacturing milestone as combined production of the company’s film and digital EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras surpassed the 70-million mark on February 5, 2014. Image by Canon

    Canon’s digital SLR cameras include:

    PRESS RELEASE

    Canon celebrates 12th straight year of No.1 share of global interchangeable-lens digital camera market

    TOKYO, March 26, 2015—Canon Inc. announced today that the Company’s interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and compact-system cameras) have maintained the No.1 share worldwide in terms of volume within the interchangeable-lens digital camera market for the 12-year period spanning 2003 to 2014.1

    Canon EOS 7D Mark II digital SLR

    Canon EOS 7D Mark II digital SLR


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