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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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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

present

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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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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    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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    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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    Sony Will Unveil New 4K, IP and Workflow Solutions at NAB Las Vegas April 11-16, 2015: To Provide a Full AV Ecosystem From Lens to Living Room

    Wed March 25, 2015

    The following video presents Sony Digital Cinema 4K: The public’s reaction to the FIFA World Cup Final live in 4K:

    See what our guests had to say as they were blown away by the quality of our live 4K screening of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final at VUE Westfield.Read more at: http://bit.ly/1tm5Hsi .

    Sony broadcast landmarks included the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final, which was also streamed live to digital cinema screens for the first time ever in Ultra High Definition.

    At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in Las Vegas, April 13 – 16, Sony will showcase its latest developments around 4K technology and IP Live Production.

    From lens to living room, Sony provides a full AV ecosystem.

    • The company aims to provide fully integrated end-to-end workflow solutions, including cloud services (Ci), sports production services (HawkEye), IP solutions and Optical Disc Archive systems.

    The media market landscape is going through a new phase of post-digital transformation, and at NAB Sony will showcase its comprehensive solutions for the next generation of media companies.

    Sony is also set to show how 2015 will be a landmark year for Sony and IP.

    IP (Internet Protocol) enables multiple video, audio, reference signals and control data to be transmitted between devices using a single network cable. This simplifies live production systems, reducing installation costs and dramatically improves in the efficiency of video transmission.

    • Sony has made significant advances in IP over the last year, including the first 4K over IP broadcast in Europe from IBC (International Broadcasting Convention) as well as spearheading the growing IP Live Alliance.
      • Sony’s Networked Media Interface packetizes and transmits HD and 4K video, audio, and metadata in real time over standard network infrastructures. Sony is also developing low latency video codec (LLVC) technology to support the video compression required for 4K 60p transmission over 10 Gbps Ethernet.
      • This technology also enhances Sony’s IP Live Production system, making live studio and sports broadcasts more efficient and less expensive. At IBC 2014, Sony announced an alliance of leading companies, including Evertz, for their support for Sony Network Media Interface to allow customers to use an IP infrastructure in their facilities, and support broadcasters through the transition from legacy SDI environments to IP-based infrastructures.

    NXL-IP55 live production unit

    Sony NXL-IP55: IP Live Production Unit

    Sony NXL-IP55: IP Live Production Unit

    • The NXL-IP55 live production unit enables multiple video data streams to be transmitted over an IP Local Area Network (LAN).
    • The unit enables multi-camera shoots with up to 4 video streams (3 downstream and one upstream, or two downstream/two upstream).
    • The system maintains broadcast quality full HD video over the IP network.

    Today’s studio cameras use one HD-SDI cable to carry a single uncompressed baseband signal that may require up to 3 Gb/s.  Since UHD provides substantial improvements compared to HD, the increased bandwidth for UHD/4K would normally require four HD-SDI cables, and replicating this massive cabling increase throughout the network infrastructure presents nearly impossible logistical challenges.  To resolve this challenge, Imagine Communications supports Sony’s Networked Media Interface, a new AV over IP interface for IP-based networking that provides low latency transport of UHD/4K video, audio, reference, metadata and control data.

    http://www.imaginecommunications.com/resources/press-release/industry-transition-uhd4k-collaboration-with-sony   February 3, 2015

    Sony's ‘Beyond Definition’ vision (Left to right): SDI environments; IP-based infrastructures. Image extracted from video below.

    Sony’s ‘Beyond Definition’ vision (Left to right): SDI environments; IP-based infrastructures. Image extracted from video below.

    The following video presents Sony NAB Live: Today’s Real Benefits of IP Production:
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    Press Releases

    Nikon European Film Festival 2014-2015: Winners Announced

    Wed March 25, 2015

    ‘Voiceless – Stop the Bullies’ by Jagjeet Singh, UK, takes the Grand Prix top prize of the Nikon European Film Festival.

    Grand Prix top prize includes:

    • An all-expenses-paid one-week networking trip to the Cannes Film Festival in May 2015 as a special guest of Raindance.
    • A Nikon D810 Film Kit includes the following products:
      Nikon D810

      Nikon D810

    Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone

    Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone

    AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR

    AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR

    The other category winners selected by the jury were:• Best Narrative – ‘Frame of Reference’ by Joel Jonsson and Christian Gardo, Sweden
    • Technical Excellence – ‘Powerless’ by Martin Taube, Sweden
    • Best Student Entry – ‘L’amour’ by Camille Van Wessem, Czech RepublicThe Festival also included a Best Film as voted for by the Public category, based on individual likes and shares received on the Nikon Film Festival Hub, which was won by ‘Greenwoodo’ by Marko Kovac, Serbia.

    The two winners of the sub-categories ‘Best Narrative’ and ‘Technical Excellence’ will receive a Nikon D750 and 3,000EUR prize money, while the ‘Best Student Entry’ will receive a Nikon D750 film kit and 2,000EUR prize money.

    The filmmaker behind the ‘Best Film as Voted for by the Public’ will receive a Nikon D750 film kit.

    Nikon D750

    Nikon D750

    Congratulations! / Félicitations !

    PRESS RELEASE

    25/3/2015 – Amsterdam | The Netherlands

    Inaugural Nikon European Film Festival Winners Announced


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    Press Releases

    Panasonic Will Share Intellectual Property to Speed Development of Internet of Things (IoT) Software & Services

    Mon March 23, 2015

    The following video presents What is IoT?:

    Panasonic will today formally pledge to provide royalty-free access to software, patents and experience from its product ecosystem to speed the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) software and services, at the Embedded Linux Conference in San Jose, California.

    Panasonic will also announce plans to increase its intellectual property contributions to the AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry nonprofit open source consortium.

    This video presents Mars 2, 2015 – Panasonic IoT Technologies.

    • Panasonic’s presentation starts at the 0:37 sec. mark.
    • Video duration is 50 min.:17 sec.

    Image extracted from video "Mars 2, 2015 - Panasonic IoT Technologies"

    Image extracted from video “Mars 2, 2015 – Panasonic IoT Technologies”

    PRESS RELEASE

    Panasonic to Share Intellectual Property to Spur Growth of Internet of Things

    Panasonic to Make Royalty-Free Patent Pledge to Encourage
    Expansion of IoT Services and Applications

    NEWARK, NJ (MARCH 23, 2015) – Panasonic will today formally pledge to provide royalty-free access to software, patents and experience from its product ecosystem to speed the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) software and services, at the Embedded Linux Conference in San Jose, Calif. Panasonic will also announce plans to increase its intellectual property contributions to the AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry nonprofit open source consortium.

    Panasonic is an IoT leader in connected business-to-business (B2B) solutions and client applications. The company plans to make available for royalty-free use mature and tested device-to-cloud software technology, currently employed in home monitoring systems, solar energy and in retail applications. By increasing interoperability and security, the Panasonic initiative is expected to spur development and introduction of IoT solutions and connected devices by companies, universities and individuals.

    “Open sourcing a proprietary technology invites the open source community to evaluate, work on and ultimately improve the software. In a market full of incompatible, proprietary offerings, this initiative brings a powerful tool to developers and equipment makers to help them create what the market wants in the IoT: interoperable and flexible services and applications leveraging data from connected devices and most importantly value to the customer,” said Panasonic Corporation of North American Chief Technology Officer Todd Rytting. “We are excited to contribute some of our technology and expertise to the effort already underway at the AllSeen Alliance. We hope our IoT initiative will inspire other global companies to contribute intellectual property and ideas to making networks work together through this alliance,” he said.
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    Contests, Press Releases

    Fujiflm + Adventure Canada’s Mighty St. Lawrence Voyage: X-Series Cameras, Lenses, FinePix Cameras S1 & XP80 Available to Cruise Passengers June 14–23, 2015

    Mon March 23, 2015


    This is an update to the previous blog, Fujifilm Breathtaking Landscapes Photo Contest for Canada and USA: Submit Entries Before 11p.m. (EST) on March 31, 2015.

    • The grand prize – total value approx. $22,500 USD – to be awarded in connection with this Contest, includes:
      • a trip for two (2) passengers on the Mighty St. Lawrence cruise voyage leaving Quebec City, QC on June 14, 2015 and arriving St. John’s, NL on June 23, 2015; and
      • a Fujifilm X-T1 camera kit.
    Fujifilm X-T1 camera with Fujinon XF18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens

    Fujifilm X-T1 camera with Fujinon XF18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens

    The following video presents FUJIFILM X-T1 Promotional Video:

    The FUJIFILM X-T1 is a precision instrument, but one that’s combined with a functional beauty. Now, this fusion has resulted in a new high-performance premium camera in the X series.

    Through Fujifilm’s collaboration with Adventure Canada, Fujifilm will make available to passengers during the cruise the following products and services:

    • Fujifilm’s premium line of X-Series cameras and lenses,
    • FinePix S1 and XP80 cameras, and
    • professional photo instruction and coaching from Billy Luong, manager, product and marketing specialist group, and of @FujiGuys, and  X-Series adventurer, workshop leader and author, Dan Bailey.

    Enjoy! / Amusez-vous bien !

    PRESS RELEASE

    FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES IMAGING PARTNERSHIP WITH ADVENTURE CANADA

    Cruise passengers can capture and print extraordinary images on their voyage with the award-winning X-Series for an unforgettable experience

    Fujifilm X-Series Cameras and Lenses

    Fujifilm X-Series Cameras and Lenses

    Valhalla, N.Y., March 12, 2015FUJIFILM North America Corporation announced its alliance with Adventure Canada, an organization that offers small ship expeditions to some of the world’s most beautiful destinations, including the Canadian Arctic, St. Lawrence,Greenland, Labrador and Newfoundland.

    Fujifilm FinePix S1

    Fujifilm FinePix S1

    Through its collaboration with Adventure Canada, Fujifilm’s premium line of X-Series cameras and lenses will be available during the cruise as well as the FinePix S1 and XP80, along with professional photo instruction and coaching from Billy Luong, manager, product and marketing specialist group, and of @FujiGuys, and X-Series adventurer, workshop leader and author, Dan Bailey.

    Fujifilm FinePix XP80 rugged digital camera

    Fujifilm FinePix XP80 rugged digital camera

    Adventure Canada’s Mighty St. Lawrence Voyage
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    Press Releases

    ZEISS’ Anniversary: 125 Years of ZEISS Camera Lenses: 21 March 1890 – 21 March 2015

    Sat March 21, 2015

    125 Years of ZEISS Camera Lenses with the Future in Focus

    125 Years of ZEISS Camera Lenses with the Future in Focus

    PRESS RELEASE
    Anniversary

    125 Years of ZEISS Camera Lenses with the Future in Focus

    OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 20/03/2015.

    Zeiss Lenses (left to right): Otus 1.4/55 and Otus 1.4/85

    Zeiss Lenses (left to right): Otus 1.4/55 and Otus 1.4/85

    ZEISS has been producing camera lenses for more than a century – and the tradition of creating major innovations has continued to this very day. For example, the current ZEISS Otus SLR lenses are setting new standards in image quality. The first camera lenses left the Jena production facility on 21 March 1890.

    1890: With the invention of the first anastigmatic lens with distortion-free imaging (later: Protar®) by Paul Rudolph, Carl Zeiss launches a new era of camera lens development. Image by Zeiss.

    1890: With the invention of the first anastigmatic lens with distortion-free imaging (later: Protar®) by Paul Rudolph, Carl Zeiss launches a new era of camera lens development. Image by Zeiss.

    “Camera lenses have been an important field of business for us for over 100 years,” explains Dr. Michael Kaschke, President and CEO of ZEISS. “We are very proud that cameras featuring our lenses have already been to the moon and have been used by many famous photographers. For us, this tradition is an obligation to continue offering the highest quality and developing pioneering new technologies.”

    1969: Photos of the first lunar landing were taken with Zeiss lenses.

    1969: Photos of the first lunar landing were taken with Zeiss lenses.


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    3D Printers, Press Releases

    Carbon3D: New Polymer-based Layerless 3D Printing Via CLIP Technology to Grow Objects with Consistent Mechanical Properties: @ 25-100 X Faster Than Traditional 3D Printing

    Thu March 19, 2015

    Continuous Liquid Interface Production technology (CLIP): Image by Carbon3D

    Continuous Liquid Interface Production technology (CLIP): Image by Carbon3D

    This silent video presents Carbon3D Demo.

    Carbon3D recently introduced the new Continuous Liquid Interface Production technology (CLIP), breakthrough technology for layerless 3D printing.

    CLIP harnesses light and oxygen to continuously grow a 51mm diameter complex object from a pool of resin: Image extracted from Carbon3D video at http://carbon3d.com/

    CLIP harnesses light and oxygen to continuously grow a 51mm diameter complex object from a pool of resin: Image extracted from Carbon3D video at http://carbon3d.com/

    CLIP harnesses light and oxygen to continuously grow objects from a pool of resin instead of printing them layer-by-layer.

    CLIP harnesses light and oxygen whereby a 51mm diameter complex object is growing from a pool of resin: Image extracted from Carbon3D video at http://carbon3d.com/

    CLIP harnesses light and oxygen whereby a 51mm diameter complex object is growing from a pool of resin: Image extracted from Carbon3D video at http://carbon3d.com/

    Carbon3D’s CLIP technology raises the state-of-the-art in 3D printing in three ways:

    • Game-Changing Speed: 25-100 times faster than conventional 3D printing,
    • Commercial Quality: produces objects with consistent mechanical properties, and
    • Material Choice: enables a broad range of polymeric materials.

    3D printing has struggled to deliver on its promise to transform manufacturing. Prints take forever, parts are mechanically weak, and material choices are far too limited. That’s because current 3D printing technology is really just 2D printing, over and over again.

    CLIP — Continuous Liquid Interface Production — is a breakthrough technology that grows parts instead of printing them layer by layer. CLIP allows businesses to produce commercial quality parts at game-changing speeds, creating a clear path to 3D manufacturing.

    Dr. Joseph DeSimone: What if 3D printing was 100x faster?
    The CEO of Carbon3D

    Game-Changing Speed

    • While speed is dependent on various factors, traditional 3D printing takes hours or even days to finish. CLIP is 25 to 100 times faster.
    • Below is a head-to-head comparison* of producing a 51mm diameter complex object like this one here:
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