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Gentec News: New Compact series from Manfrotto sets the benchmark for entry-level tripods and monopods

Thu July 24, 2014

Manfrotto has announced a new line of compact tripods especially targeted to the mirrorless and light DSLR cameras. The Manfrotto Compact series tripods and monopods come in a range of colours.

The Compact Light is the lightest tripod, perfect as a travel companion. The Compact Action is targeted to both movie makers and photo enthusiasts; it has a joystick head with scroll-wheel locking to ensure stability and is available in black, white and red. The Compact Advanced is able to handle entry level DSLR’s with lenses up to 200mm; it offers independent pan, tilt and level controls for framing and accuracy, and is available in black and white.

The Compact Monopod is very portable and features a universal camera attachment, protective cap and wrist strap. The Compact Advanced Monopod provides an innovative rotating disc to ensure easy and fast camera attachment.

MRSP: Compact Light $89.95, Compact Action $99.95, Compact Advanced $139.95, Compact Monopod $39.95 and Compact Advanced Monopod $54.95.

[All prices quoted in Canadian dollars]

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NEW COMPACT SERIES FROM MANFROTTO SETS THE BENCHMARK FOR ENTRY-LEVEL TRIPODS AND MONOPODS

TORONTO, ON., July 24, 2014 – Gentec International, the exclusive Canadian distributor of Manfrotto photo and video products, announces the launch of the new Compact series of stylish tripods and monopods from Manfrotto. Devoted to those approaching photography for the first time, the Compact family is characterized by a brand new design, innovative and intuitive features, plus an expanded range of colours to address the diverse personalities of photo enthusiasts.

Manfrotto’s Compact tripods help you take better pictures
The supports in the Compact range are not just tripods, but extensions of your creativity. Photo enthusiasts can easily achieve precise, shake-free images, ready to be shared with the world. Step away from the lens and be part of shots with friends and family; frame new memories with creative long exposures and sharper, brighter pictures.


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Adorama Mirrorless Deals 2014-07-24

Thu July 24, 2014

Adorama is running a 3 day promtion of $100 off select Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Cameras using coupon code SUMMERSAVE at checkout. The cameras also currently have instant rebates of up to $300. All deals below also include 4% back in Adorama rewards and have free 2 day shipping.

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Olympus OMD E-M1 16.8MP Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Camera – Bundle – with Micro ZuikoDigital 12mm-40mm F/2.8 Zoom Lens
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Fujifilm Updates X-mount Lenses Roadmap (July 24, 2014)

Thu July 24, 2014

Today, Fujifilm released an updated roadmap for X mount interchangeable lenses.

The XF90mmF2.0R large-diameter medium telephoto lens appears for the first time on the XF lens roadmap for first half of 2015. The next available lens will be the XF50-140mm F2.8 R OIS WR weather resistant lens designed to partner the X-T1. Other updates include the approximate timing for the XF16mmF1.4 R ultra-wide angle lens (mid 2015), the XF16-55mmF2.8 WR lens (Spring 2015) and the (as yet unnamed) super telephoto zoom lens (Winter 2015).

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Fujifilm releases a new roadmap for X-mount lenses

July 24, 2014

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) is pleased to release an updated roadmap for X-mount interchangeable lenses.

Following the June announcement of the XF18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR weather-resistant lens, the next lens introduction will be the XF50-140mm F2.8 R OIS WR lens; the second weather-resistant lens designed to partner with the Fujifilm X-T1 camera.

A new addition to the developmental roadmap includes a large-diameter medium tele-photo prime lens; the XF90mm F2.0 R, planned for mid 2015.


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Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Canada’s Connection to Winnie-the-Pooh: Remembering the Real Winnie – An Exhibit Nov.6–Dec.7, 2014

Tue July 22, 2014

This video presents “Remembering the Real Winnie – An Exhibit.”

Ryerson Image Centre

Presents

REMEMBERING THE REAL WINNIE: THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS BEAR TURNS 100

Exhibition

Admission is FREE

November 6 – December 7, 2014

Plus

 Public Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 5, 6-8 pm
FREE Admission

RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE
Student Gallery
33 Gould Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

General Info
Gallery Hours: http://www.ryerson.ca/ric/visitus.html
For general telephone inquiries please call: 416-979-5164.
ric@ryerson.ca

Curated by Kate Addleman-Frankel, FPPCM Alumna and Irene Gammel, MLCRC Director

“This exhibition focuses on the role of photography within the archive, positioning the collection of images alongside other original artifacts. To complement the exhibition, a multi-faceted website will be launched in the fall of 2014 that will make the entire collection digitally accessible to scholars and the general public. The site will include cutting-edge interactive storytelling features, allowing for the development of international online dialogues. Students, recent alumni and faculty from across the Ryerson campus have come together to co-develop this multidisciplinary project.”

Ryerson University
http://www.ryerson.ca/ric/exhibitions/TheRealWinnie.html

Ryerson University is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Canada’s connection to the world’s most famous cartoon/literary bear – Winnie-the-Pooh, thanks to a true “love story” between a Canadian soldier – veterinarian named Harry Colebourn and a real Canadian bear cub.

“The story of Harry and Winnie is a love story set against a very dark time in history and is a powerful reminder of the impact that one small loving gesture can have in this world. Winnie has played an important role in many people’s childhoods and I am very excited to get to share the historical items that bring to life the real tale behind the fictional ones.”

Lindsay Mattick, Harry Colebourn’s great granddaughter
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1340809/remembering-the-real-winnie-the-world-s-most-famous-bear-turns-100

The cub came from White River (Ontario, Canada) and was sold to Captain Colebourn who named her Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada.

  • “Winnie traveled overseas with Colebourn’s regiment, becoming a proud mascot and beloved friend to the other soldiers.”
  • When it became time to go to the front lines in France, Colebourn donated Winnie to the London Zoo in England, where AA Milne and his son encountered the bear which became the inspiration for author A.A.Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh as well as his world famous Winnie the Pooh books.

This new exhibition entitled, Remembering the Real Winnie: The World’s Most Famous Bear Turns 100 will


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Adorama Deals 2014-07-22

Tue July 22, 2014

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You’re Invited: PHOTOGraphie Professional Photography Festival Events Sept. 26 & 27, 2014

Mon July 21, 2014

PHOTOGraphie-professional-photography-festival-2014-size600The Professional Photographers of Canada – British Columbia Region (PPOC-BC) has announced that their PHOTOGraphie Professional Photography Festival will take place from Friday, September 26 to Monday, September 29, 2014 at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

“PHOTOgraphie: BC’s only professional photography festival.  The festival’s purpose is to inspire and share the value of photography through education, gallery exhibitions and salon competition.  For four days, the local community along with amateur and professional photographers are invited to take part in this interactive event.”

Here are the FREE festival events that are open to the Public.


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Have Some Audacity: Databend Your Images

Sat July 19, 2014

We are so spoiled these days with all the nifty image filter effects that we can apply in-camera, in post-processing, as well as in social sites like Instagram. But, just as photography has its Lomography, what if you could also do your very own experimental image filter effects?

Enter Audacity®, a free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds. Yes, sounds! But it turns out you can also input your image files into Audacity and use its sound filters to make it do some cool image filter effect tricks on image files.

Here is my BEFORE image (click to download source image):

I applied the Echo sound effect to the source and presto you can see the AFTER image below:


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Vantablack Is The Blackest Black Ever Made, Promises To Improve Imaging Instruments

Fri July 18, 2014

Instrument developers apply black paint to baffles and other components to help prevent stray light from ricocheting off surfaces. However, black paints absorb only 90 percent of the light that strikes it. A new super-dark material developed by a team of engineers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center absorbs about 99 percent of the visible, ultraviolet, infrared, and far-infrared light that strikes it, making it a good candidate to be used in imaging equipment.

It is called Vantablack and it is quite different than other blacks: you cannot tell if it is even there! VANTA is really an acronym that stands for Vertically Aligned (carbon) Nano Tube Array. The nanotech-based coating is a thin layer of multi-walled carbon nanotubes, tiny hollow tubes made of pure carbon about 10,000 times thinner than a strand of human hair. Vantablack absorbs 99.965% of the visible light that falls upon it. The result is that it looks weird, “like a [black] hole, like there’s nothing there.

NASA is already considering using Vantablack in its infrared-sensing instruments since it is better at radiating heat away from the instruments. If these instruments are not cold, thermal heat (generated by the instrument and observatory) will swamp the faint infrared they are designed to collect (NOISE). The cooler the instrument can be, the more sensitive they will be to faint far-infrared signals emanating from objects in the very distant universe.

One day, that black rectangular empty space you see on your shelf may be your latest all-black body camera.

via NASA

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Sigma dp2 Quattro Features New Foveon X3 Sensor, Now Available in Canada

Thu July 17, 2014

The Sigma dp2 Quattro, announced back in February, is now available in Canada. It boasts a new bold redesign and a new Foveon X3 image sensor that promises to capture subtle difference in colour through a layered processing for rich and vibrant images. Other key redesign features include a 30mm fixed focal length lens for the highest level of sensor and lens performance, a 39 megapixel-equivalent ultra-high resolution and a newly developed TRUE III image processing engine that allows for ultrafast processing of data without any image deterioration.

The Sigma dp2 Quattro is available this month at the MSRP of CAD $1,099.95.

PRESS RELEASE

SIGMA REINVENTS ITS DP SERIES CAMERAS WITH THE NEW DP2 QUATTRO FEATURING A NEW FOVEON X3 SENSOR

TORONTO, ON., July 17, 2014 – Gentec International announces the launch of Sigma’s dp2 Quattro digital camera, one of their new generation of high image quality compact cameras incorporating a newly developed Foveon X3 direct image sensor. Unique among image sensors, the Foveon direct image sensor is similar to traditional colour film in that its multiple layers capture all of the information that visible light transmits. Along with Sigma’s proprietary image processing technology, this sensor produces incredible resolution with richer, deeper colours that are more faithful to the scene than ever before.

Every aspect of the new dp2 Quattro has been completely redesigned, from the sensor and processing engine to the lens and body. The dp2 Quattro embodies Sigma’s philosophy of creating cameras that deliver the highest level of performance to produce photographic works of art.


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