The new Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM II (model SAL2470Z2) standard zoom and Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II (model SAL1635Z2) wide angle zoom lenses will be available this June for about:
USD $2100 and USD $2250, respectively;
CAD $2549.99 and CAD $2699.99, respectively.
The new lenses and all other Sony α camera bodies and accessories are sold at all authorized retailers throughout the Sony dealer network.
The new SAL2470Z2 and SAL1635Z2 α A-mount ZEISS lenses by Sony are available to pre-order now.
Sony boosts α A-mount line-up with two new high performance ZEISS® lenses
Apr 23, 2015 15:00 GMT
Sony strengthens α A-mount lens family with refined versions of ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* standard and wide angle zooms
SAL2470Z2 Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM II standard zoom
SAL1635Z2 Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II wide angle zoom
Sony has enhanced its line-up of α A-mount interchangeable lenses with two enhanced versions of its full-frame ZEISS Vario-Sonnar large-aperture standard zoom and wide-angle zoom lenses.
Photo professionals and discerning enthusiasts will welcome the addition of the Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM II (SAL2470Z2) standard zoom and Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II (SAL1635Z2) wide angle zoom, both delivering significant improvements in image quality, ghost reduction and AF performance, together with a new dust- and moisture-resistant design. Continue Reading »
Canon announced today that Kat Candler, a decorated filmmaker best known for “Hellion” and “Black Metal”, has signed on to Canon’s Project Imagination: The Trailer, a consumer contest helmed by Ron Howard.
Howard and actor Josh Hutcherson (“The Hunger Games”) will choose one winning trailer to inspire a Hollywood short film starring Hutcherson and written and directed by Candler.
One (1) Grand Prize will be offered. The Grand Prize – approximate retail value (“ARV”) is $4,700 – consists of the following.
(a) a trip for the winner and one (1) guest to attend the premiere or other event relating to the Film (as defined in Section 10) (the “Film Event”). Each trip will consist of round trip, coach-class air transportation for the winner and the guest between the major airport nearest to the winner’s home and an airport in or near the destination; ground transportation; and a one (1) night stay at a hotel selected by Sponsor (one standard room, double occupancy; room rate and taxes only; size and type of room determined by Sponsor in its discretion). The trip to the Film Event also includes two (2) tickets (one (1) for the winner and one (1) for the guest) for admission to the Film Event. If the winner is under age 21, the winner’s guest must be a parent or legal guardian of the winner. Sponsor has the right in its discretion to require that the winner’s guest be of legal age of majority in the jurisdiction in which the guest resides, unless the winner is a parent or legal guardian of the guest.
The following video presents Wireless Takes EOS Rebel to The Next Level with the Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR:
For gorgeous, high-quality photos and videos that are easy to share, look to the Canon EOS Rebel T6i camera. The EOS Rebel T6i does more, easier, making capturing photos and shooting videos a breeze. With fast performance in a number of shooting environments, the EOS Rebel T6i does the hard work, letting you focus on making gorgeous photos and HD movies.
Kat Candler Signs On To Josh Hutcherson’s Next Film For Ron Howard And Canon’s Project Imagination: The Trailer
Candler to Write and Direct Hutcherson’s Next Hollywood Short Film Inspired by a Consumer Story
MELVILLE, N.Y., April 22, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging, announced today that Kat Candler, a decorated filmmaker best known for “Hellion” and “Black Metal”, has signed on to Canon’s Project Imagination: The Trailer, a consumer contest helmed by Ron Howard. Howard and actor Josh Hutcherson (“The Hunger Games”) will choose one winning trailer to inspire a Hollywood short film starring Hutcherson and written and directed by Candler. Ron Howard and Josh Hutcherson hand selected Candler for the project who’s film “Hellion” was in the 2014 U.S. Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to receive Honorable Mention for the Gamechanger Award at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival.
“I’m so excited to work with Kat Candler and after watching ‘Hellion’, it was clear that she is extremely intuitive and can bring thought-provoking work to the screen,” said Josh Hutcherson. “The best part about the project is that I have no idea how the script will unfold with Kat or what type of part I’ll play — it’s totally up for interpretation!”
“Kat’s films are cinematic and she has a very real approach to capturing life experiences in a way that viewers can relate to,” said Ron Howard. “With everyday moments at the crux of this creative experiment, Kat’s technique and skill will lend themselves in the most authentic ways possible.”
“It is an honor to work with Canon, Ron Howard and Josh Hutcherson on this project,” said Kat Candler. “I’m a firm believer that there are many great stories living within each of us and the Project Imagination platform is the perfect opportunity to share and inspire others.” Continue Reading »
On behalf of Nikon Canada, welcome to the 2015 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival!
Nikon Canada is proud to be the official camera partner of CONTACT 2015. For five years running, we have been committed to the festival as a natural extension of Nikon’s longstanding support of Canadian and international photographers who are passionate about creative dialogue and expression through the arts.
Our ongoing mission has been to holistically grow the photography community in Canada, in part through our Nikon Canada Ambassador Program and various local and national partnerships and initiatives. CONTACT plays a huge role in this effort, and 2015 promises to be the best year yet, with well over 1500 artists and photographers exhibiting at more than 175 venues throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
Thank you for being a part of this very special celebration of photographic artistry. We hope your experience and participation at this year’s CONTACT is rewarding and aspirational, and that it encourages you to take your passion for photography to new heights.
Nikon Lectures by Professional Photographers: FREE Admissions
During the 2015 CONTACT Photography Festival (May 1-31 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada), on Wednesdays, CONTACT and Nikon Canada will present the Nikon Lecture Series, featuring world-class authorities on photographic arts.
Nikon presents a series of informative seminars by professional photographers, who will discuss their inspirations and technical accomplishments behind their images.
Starting at midnight EDT on Monday, April 20, and running through Sunday, April 26, images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope will be broadcast several times each hour on the Toshiba Vision dual LED screens in Times Square, New York.
Image from Newseum
Hubble Space Telescope 25th Anniversary: Official Image Unveiling
“With a strong history of luxury lifestyle events around Florida, the Festivals of Speed never disappoint and are always full of amazing photographic opportunities for attendees.“
Leica T (Type 701)
Enjoy using the Leica T digital camera with hands-on instruction to help you make great photos at the Festival.
A Leica Store Miami product specialist will guide participants around the Festival to offer shooting tips and camera expertise.
Leica T: The integrated Wi-Fi module lets you transfer pictures directly from your Leica T to a smartphone, tablet PCs or computer. You can also share your pictures quickly and easily on social media or by email with the Leica App T for iOS or the Browser Gallery on Android devices. With the remote function of the Leica App T, you can, for example, use your smartphone or tablet PC as an electronic viewfinder and shoot with your Leica T by remote control.
Leica T: Built-in 16 GB memory of the Leica T. There is also a slot for SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards.
The Leica T is a unique 16 megapixel digital camera with interchangeable lenses and a high-resolution touch screen that is crafted from a single block of aluminum, designed by Audi and manufactured in Germany.
Leica T: 3.7″ touchscreen with maximum detail resolution. Simply touch the screen to focus and compose your picture, and check and review your pictures with a swipe. Set up the menu of your Leica T to meet your personal needs. Then just call up your favourites in the MyCamera menu.
ASTIA. Fujifilm has published Episode 5 – “ASTIA” in their series of “episodes” on their unique Film Simulation modes. ASTIA is close to PRO Neg. Hi, which was covered in episode 4.
Which of the portrait modes to use depends on the lighting available and the effect you’re after.
In a studio where you control the lighting, use PRO Neg. STD. When the subject is in action and the lighting is simple, use PRO Neg. Hi. When there is little or no lighting, use ASTIA to bring out the silky soft look and beautiful skin tones of your subject.
And, since ASTIA also adds a little bit of contrast (hardness in shadow tone) to make a photo sharp, it can also be used outside of portrait photography.
The following video presents Craig Semetko: How to use a Leica M:
What makes the Leica M different from SLRS? Follow along with photographer Craig Semetko as he answers this question and explains how to use the Leica M, including techniques on focusing. For Craig, the benefits of the Leica M include its small, discreet nature and big, bright viewfinder that allows you to see more. Because of this, the Leica M demands more from the photographer. Watch this video and discover the capabilities of the Leica M.
Leica Store Bellevue invites you to take home a Leica M camera and two lenses overnight to use via their “Test Drive” program.
Have you ever wanted to try a Leica M system outside of our retail store? We offer a program called “Test Drive”, which allows you to take home an M camera and two lenses overnight to use and love! This program is complimentary and reservations are available every week. Call us with questions or to schedule your own test drive! 425.451.4060
Leica Store Bellevue
Located in Bellevue Square Mall: 221 Bellevue Square
Bellevue, Washington 98004, USA
A successor to the hugely popular HJ22ex7.6B, the lens has been updated using customer feedback and includes a number of new features, including a wider and longer focal range with enhanced image quality, as well as an improved design and user handling. A truly versatile lens, the HJ24ex7.5B is perfect for a diverse range of broadcast environments, including studio sets, live production and news gathering thanks to the unique combination of a high quality 24x zoom – the longest zoom in this class available today – an impressive 7.5-180mm wide-angle and a lightweight, portable design. Continue Reading »
The following video presents OM-D E-M5 Mark II: 40M High Res:
When it comes to capturing fine details, the higher the resolution, the better. That’s why the E-M5 Mark II comes with new 40M High Res Shot. By capturing eight shots sequentially and then combining them into one, it is ideal for photographing works of art, landscapes or more of an amazing 40 megapixels. Find out how it works in this video!
Olympus and Leamington Spa Branch of the London Camera Exchange
Olympus Photo Walk Through the Historic Warwickshire Town, UK
April 18, 2015
Morning Session – 10:00 till 13:00 or Afternoon Session – 14:00 till 17:00
Olympus has teamed up with the Leamington Spa branch of the London Camera Exchange and professional photographer Rob Pugh to invite you on an exclusive Photo Walk through the historic Warwickshire town, “where you’ll be able to let your camera lens drink in the splendor of its Victorian and Edwardian architecture.”
As well as the opportunity to hone your street photography skills and – hopefully – take pictures like a pro, there will be the welcome opportunity to touch and try the latest Olympus camera bodies, lenses and accessories, with its imaging team uniquely on hand to offer advice and answer any questions.
Samsung recently announced new cutting-edge mobile component solutions that advance users’ mobile experiences.
Samsung 8 MP ISOCELL RWB CMOS image sensor, the S5K4H5YB
These solutions include an 8-megapixel (MP) RWB (Red-White-Blue) image sensor based on ISOCELL technology and an NFC (Near Field Communication) integrated circuit (IC) with improved RF (Radio Frequency) performance.
Samsung’s 8 MP ISOCELL RWB CMOS image sensor, the S5K4H5YB, provides an ideal solution for front-facing mobile cameras, thanks to its excellent low light performance that also preserves color fidelity in pictures. By combining ISOCELL technology with Samsung’s newly developed RWB color pattern filter, the new image sensor maximizes the quality of digital images.
Fourth-generation NFC IC solution with doubled RF performance is ideal for advanced mobile payment .
Samsung’s fourth-generation NFC solution (S3FWRN5P) features significantly improved RF performance, showing an increase of about 100 percent over its predecessor in card mode and 20 percent in reader mode, respectively.
Samples of the 8 MP RWB ISOCELL image sensor are available for customers and mass production of the product is scheduled for the second quarter of this year.
Samsung Electronics Addresses Imaging and Connectivity Trends for Advanced Mobile Devices with New Image Sensor and NFC IC
Seoul, Korea on Mar. 4. 2015
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced new cutting-edge mobile component solutions that advance users’ mobile experiences. These solutions include an 8-megapixel (MP) RWB (Red-White-Blue) image sensor based on ISOCELL technology and an NFC (Near Field Communication) integrated circuit (IC) with improved RF (Radio Frequency) performance.
“We are always looking for innovative ways to create leading logic solutions that meet the rapidly evolving requirements of the mobile industry and give consumers new and more exciting mobile experiences,” said Dr. Kyushik Hong, Vice President of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics. “With our new RWB ISOCELL image sensor for richer images and NFC IC with outstanding RF performance, we are excited to offer mobile users more convenient imaging and connectivity applications.” Continue Reading »