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Nikon: Updated “NIKKOR & ACC” App: Now Available to Download for iPad (Version 1.1.0) / Android Tablet (Version 1.0.1) at No Cost

Fri August 21, 2015

The following video presents NIKKOR & Accessories App:

This NIKKOR & Accessories app will help improve your understanding of products used with Nikon DSLR cameras. Search for a vast variety of information on NIKKOR lenses and accessories such as type, technology used, specifications, and sample images with the Digital Catalog.

This is an update to the previous blog, Nikon: The “NIKKOR & ACC” App – Exclusively for iPad – Offers Info on NIKKOR Lenses & Accessories for Nikon Cameras: App is Available to Download @ No Cost.

The FREE NIKKOR & ACC App Version 1.0.1 (August 19, 2015) is now compatible with Android tablets.

NIKKOR & ACC App Version 1.0.1 for Android tablets

NIKKOR & ACC App Version 1.0.1 for Android tablets

This application will help improve your understanding of products used with Nikon digital SLR cameras, such as interchangeable lenses and accessories.
Anyone can take advantage of Digital Catalog, from beginners to advanced amateur photographers.
Its extensive product information will help enhance your photo-taking experience.
*Some Android tablet-type devices other than Nexus 7, Nexus 9 or Nexus 10 may not display properly.

NIKKOR & ACC App for iPad / Android tablet

NIKKOR & ACC App for iPad / Android tablet

[Digital Catalog]
Catalog of all NIKKOR lens/Speedlight lineups, for viewing on a digital device –  iPad (Version 1.1.0) /Android tablet (Version 1.0.1)

  • Lens/Speedlight search with various search options based on specifications, sample images and other criteria
  • Introduction of lens/Speedlight features, main items of specifications, lens construction, MTF charts and sample images
  • Description of focal length and angle of view with sample images
  • Introduction of lens/Speedlight-related accessories
  • Introduction of NIKKOR technology and basic knowledge of lenses
  • Introduction of lens/Speedlight specifications and product compatibilities

Please note:

  • Telecommunication fees may be required for download.
  • This app cannot be used with iPhones.
  • This app cannot be used with Android™ smartphones.

The updated FREE NIKKOR & ACC app is now available to download for iPad / Android tablet at  http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/application/nikkor_acc.htm .

The following video presents NIKKOR lens technology explained:

Deep dive behind the lens, literally! Discover why professionals around the world settle for nothing less than NIKKOR lenses. learn more www.nikkor.com

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10-07-2015

“NIKKOR & ACC” app now made available for Android™ tablets

The convenient app to search and compare information on NIKKOR lenses and accessories
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Leica + C/O Berlin Foundation: “Eyes wide open! 100 years of Leica photography” Exhibition Aug. 22 – Nov.1; Upcoming Events Start on Aug.29, 2015 in Berlin, Germany

Fri August 21, 2015

The following video presents 100 Years of Leica Photography | Euromaxx:

An exhibition in Hamburg “Eyes Wide Open: 100 years of Leica photography” illuminates many aspects of small-format photography showing some 500 works. In 1914, Oskar Barnack completed the first functional model of a small-format camera. The fact that it could easily be carried in a coat pocket revolutionized photography.

This is an update to these previous blogs:

"The Eyes wide open!" book: 100 Years of Leica Photography. Image Courtesy of Leica

“The Eyes wide open!” book: 100 Years of Leica Photography. Image Courtesy of Leica

C/O Berlin Foundation

Presents

Eyes wide open! 100 years of Leica photography

Exhibition: August 22 to November 01, 2015

Events:

C/O Berlin Foundation . Amerika Haus . Hardenbergstraße 22–24 . 10623 Berlin, Germany
Tel +49.30.284.44 16-62 . Fax +49.30.284.44 16-19 . info@co-berlin.org . www.co-berlin.org

Opening Hours
Exhibition space . Daily 11 am – 8 pm . closed between 17.08. – 21.08.
Café . Daily 10 am – 8 pm . From 17.08. till 21.08. from 12 am to 7 pm

Eyes wide open! 100 years of Leica photography is the anniversary exhibition celebrating 100 years of Leica photography that will be on view at the C/O Berlin from 22 August to 01 November 2015.

C/O Berlin will also offer these upcoming events about Leica photography:

Eyes Wide Open! 100 years of Leica photography Guided Tour

Guided tour (German language) with Hans-Michael Koetzle, curator and publicist.

  • You also have the possibility to book a private guided tour in conjunction with the exhibition.
  • Please write to Karl Wegmann for more information: tours@co-berlin.org .

Start 4 pm . No registration
Price 5 Euro plus admission fee 10/5 Euro
Meeting Point Entrance Hall

Robert Capa’s falling soldier, the man jumping the puddle by Cartier-Bresson, the kissing couple in Times Square by Alfred Eisenstaedt, the Vietnamese fleeing from Napalm by Nick Út, the hissing of the Soviet flag on the Reichstag in Berlin by Jewgeni Chaldej – these iconographic photographs are all Leica pictures and have ingrained themselves in our collective memory. With the Leica, photography has broken free of the rigid studio and discovered what is happening on the street. The miniaturization has been the catalyst for a huge flood of images, an immense desire to experiment and an extensive visual exploration of reality by amateurs, artists and photojournalists. Hence the Leica camera has become an instrument of upheaval, speed and innovation and has long become a legend – and still is today in our digital age. The curator Hans-Michael Koetzle gives a tour through the exhibition with over 400 photographs, magazines, photo books, film sequences and early camera models–a broad cultural histroy of the medium from the early 20th century till the artistic variety of today.

With the Leica through the other New York City

29/09/15
Lecture by Jutta v. Zitzewitz, art historian and freelance writer
Start 8 pm . No registration
Admission 5 euros

Since the late 1890s, photographers like Jacob Riis, Helen Levitt, Gordon Parks, Roy DeCarava, and Bruce Davidson have been documenting New York City’s slums, producing photos that are far from the typical postcard pictures of the city. Taking this “ghetto photography” as an example of one specific type of street photography, art historian Jutta v. Zitzewitz will explore technical, sociological and ethical aspects of the revolution that the small-format camera sparked during this period. To more clearly illustrate the factors that were decisive in this revolution, she will discuss the historic precursors to the genre—taking Thomas Annan of Glasgow and Paul Martin of London as examples.

More info about the upcoming events are available at http://www.co-berlin.org/en/whats

The following video presents Bruce Davidson: A Lifetime with Leica:

Renowned photojournalist and Magnum photographer Bruce Davidson has been acclaimed for over half a century for his searing images of street gangs, circus performers and the civil rights struggles of the 1960s, all captured with a remarkable directness, truth and power that transcends the concept of style. Here is a portrait of Bruce Davidson with his forthcoming, charming, and revealing insights into who he is, what he’s done, and where he’s going.

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Eyes wide open! 100 years of Leica photography

08/13/2015

From August 22 to November 01, 2015 at the C/O Berlin
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Panasonic Received the Prestigious EISA Awards 2015-2016 for LUMIX DMC-G7, 4K Camera and HC-WX970, 4K Camcorder

Thu August 20, 2015

The following video presents [NEW] Introducing Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G7 – A New Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera:

Panasonic is introducing a new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera DMC-G7 from LUMIX G. Integrating a 4K video recording capability and a variety of 4K Photo functions, the DMC-G7 boasts high photographic / videographic performance despite its high mobility. LUMIX DMC-G7 features:

  • 4K video recording in 3840×2160 at 30p(60Hz) / 25p(50Hz) or 24p in MP4
  • 4K Photo modes; 4K Burst Shooting, 4K Burst (Start/Stop) and 4K Pre-burst
  • High quality 16.00-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine
  • Ultra high speed Contrast AF System with DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology
  • 8 fps(AFS) / 6 fps(AFC) burst shooting, ISO MAX 25600
  • Easy-to-see 2,360K-dot OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) LVF (Live View Finder) featuring 10,000:1 contrast and 3-inch 1040K-dot Free-Angle Rear Monitor with touch control
  • UHS-II SDXC Memory Card Compliance, Max.1/16000 sec High Shutter Speed, Wi-Fi® Connectivity, 3.5mm Microphone Socket, Focus Peaking, Level gauge, Silent Mode, and many more.

European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) is the association of 50 special interest magazines from 20 European countries, which is the world’s most prestigious multimedia magazines association.

  • In June each year, the editors-in-chief from all EISA member magazines meet to decide which of the products analyzed in their publications during the past year deserve the coveted EISA Award.
  • The six categories under consideration are: Audio, Video, Home Theater, Photography, In-Car Electronics, Electronics and Mobile Devices.

Panasonic recently announced that the EISA has presented the following products with the EISA Awards for Best Product 2015-2016:

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G7, 4K

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G7, 4K

The following video presents EUROPEAN PHOTO & VIDEO CAMERA 2015-2016 – Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7/G70:

The G7 is a true video + stills hybrid camera that brings internal 4K video recording at a very affordable price. This is backed up by a full range of video features including microphone input and a focus peaking display. Stills photographers are not neglected, with a 16-million-pixel Four Thirds sensor, 2.36-milliondot electronic viewfinder, ISO 100-25600, continuous shooting at 8 fps, and a silent electronic shutter with speeds up to 1/16000 sec. The large grip, twin control dials and fully articulated touchscreen give excellent handling. For amateur filmmakers in particular, the G7 is a game-changer.

Panasonic HC-WX970

Panasonic HC-WX970

The following video presents EUROPEAN CAMCORDER 2015-2016 – Panasonic HC-WX970:
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16 Panasonic Projectors PT-DZ21K @ Las Vegas: KABUKI Spectacle is One of the World’s Largest Water Screen Projections Via Digital Technology

Wed August 19, 2015

16 Panasonic projectors (brightness: 20,000 lumens) used for one of the world's largest Water Screen Projections at Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

16 Panasonic projectors (brightness: 20,000 lumens) used for one of the world’s largest Water Screen Projections at Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

This is an update to the previous blog, You’re Invited: Panasonic’s ‘Kabuki Spectacle’ at No Cost in Las Vegas, Nevada August 14 – 16, 2015: Panasonic PT-DZ21K Projectors Display a Multidimensional, Water Screen Show “Koi-Tsukami”.

Panasonic PT-DZ21K projector

Panasonic PT-DZ21K projector

Panasonic Presents Kabuki Spectacle at Fountains of Bellagio is the first in a series of projects to create a new entertainment form with elements of Kabuki.

  • “Japan Kabuki Festival” with Kabuki performances and related events, is being planned for May 2016 in Las Vegas.
Kabuki actor, Ichikawa Somegoro on a special stage of "Koi-Tsukami" (Fight with a Carp): Image Courtesy of Panasonic

Kabuki actor, Ichikawa Somegoro on a special stage of “Koi-Tsukami” (Fight with a Carp): Image Courtesy of Panasonic

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Panasonic Projectors Bring to Life One of the World’s Largest Water Screen Projections

Aug 20, 2015
Kabuki Comes to Las Vegas in a Whole New Way with Digital Technology

Las Vegas, U.S. – Panasonic Corporation has achieved one of the world’s largest water screen projections as it provided special support for a Kabuki performance held August 14-16 at the Bellagio Hotel, owned by MGM Resorts International. Produced by Shochiku Co, Ltd. and titled “Panasonic Presents Kabuki Spectacle at Fountains of Bellagio: Koi-Tsukami” (Fight with a Carp), the event used sixteen Panasonic PT-DZ21K projectors (brightness: 20,000 lumens) to break previous records for water screen projections. The Panasonic projectors infused the Bellagio Hotel’s fountains with gigantic projections reaching a maximum of 18 meters (59 feet) in height and about 300 meters (984 feet) in width – almost the size of three U.S. pro football fields.
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Sigma Won the Prestigious EISA Awards 2015 – 2016 for DSLR Lens 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art and DSLR Telephoto Zoom Lens 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports

Tue August 18, 2015

eisa-awards-two-sigma-lenses

European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) is the association of 50 special interest magazines from 20 European countries, which is the world’s most prestigious multimedia magazines association.

  • In June each year, the editors-in-chief from all EISA member magazines meet to decide which of the products analyzed in their publications during the past year deserve the coveted EISA Award.
  • The six categories under consideration are: Audio, Video, Home Theater, Photography, In-Car Electronics, Electronics and Mobile Devices.

Sigma announced the products that won the EISA Awards are:

Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art

The following video presents EUROPEAN DSLR LENS 2015-2016 – SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art:

The SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art is a superb lens, combining exceptional resolution with very low distortion and chromatic aberration. However it’s not just the incredible sharpness of this large-aperture wide-angle lens that’s impressive, but the overall look of the images, including the smooth, attractive rendition of out-of-focus regions. The construction is excellent too, with an ergonomic design and smooth manual focus ring, and autofocus is fast and silent. Available for the most popular DSLR systems, the SIGMA lens is exceptional value compared to its direct competitors, and most importantly produces consistently attractive pictures with the minimum of fuss.

Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Zoom

Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Zoom

The following video presents EUROPEAN DSLR TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS 2015-2016 – SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports:

Specially designed for wildlife and sport photographers, this state-of-the-art lens is a new standard for telephoto zooms. Build quality is exemplary, with dust- and splash-proof construction for use in the great outdoors, and the zoom can be locked at all marked focal lengths. Images are very sharp, aided by an improved Optical Stabilizer (OS) that helps to avoid blurring from camera shake. Autofocus is fast and quiet, and compatibility with the SIGMA USB DOCK gives scope for user customisation of settings, along with the possibility of firmware updates. For sports and wildlife photographers it’s in a class of its own.

PRESS RELEASE

2015.08.16

SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art and SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports have won EISA Awards 2015-2016.


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Tamron Won the Prestigious EISA Award 2015-2016 for TAMRON SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012), the World’s First F2.8 Ultra-wide-angle Zoom to Offer Image Stabilization

Tue August 18, 2015

European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) is the association of 50 special interest magazines from 20 European countries, which is the world’s most prestigious multimedia magazines association.

  • In June each year, the editors-in-chief from all EISA member magazines meet to decide which of the products analyzed in their publications during the past year deserve the coveted EISA Award.
  • The six categories under consideration are: Audio, Video, Home Theater, Photography, In-Car Electronics, Electronics and Mobile Devices.

Tamron announced that the world’s first (1) F2.8 ultra-wide-angle zoom to offer image stabilization, Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012), won the EISA Award “European DSLR Zoom Lens 2015-2016.”

Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012): Image Courtesy of Tamron

Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012): Image Courtesy of Tamron

THe following video presents EUROPEAN DSLR ZOOM LENS 2015-2016 – Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 Di VC USD:

The Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 Di VC USD is quite simply a revolutionary design, being the first wideangle zoom to combine a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture with optical stabilisation. It covers a focal length range suitable for landscape photography, interiors and architecture thanks to the low optical distortion, but can also be used for street photography and atmospheric portraits. The optical performance is exceptional and provides a high level of contrast and detail. The autofocus and image stabilisation systems are highly effective, too. Build quality is high, with moisture resistant construction. It’s a large and heavy lens, but great value for money.

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TAMRON SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012) WINS EUROPEAN DSLR ZOOM LENS 2015-2016


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Nikon Won the Prestigious EISA Award 2015 – 2016 for Nikon D5500 Consumer D-SLR Camera

Mon August 17, 2015

European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) is the association of 50 special interest magazines from 20 European countries, which is the world’s most prestigious multimedia magazines association.

  • In June each year, the editors-in-chief from all EISA member magazines meet to decide which of the products analyzed in their publications during the past year deserve the coveted EISA Award.
  • The six categories under consideration are: Audio, Video, Home Theater, Photography, In-Car Electronics, Electronics and Mobile Devices.

Today, Nikon announces the Nikon D5500 won the prize for ‘European Consumer D-SLR Camera 2015-2016’.

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

The following video presents EUROPEAN CONSUMER DSLR CAMERA 2015-2016 – Nikon D5500:

The D5500 is a compact, lightweight, but very capable DSLR with an easy-to-handle body. Its 24-million-pixel sensor offers class-leading image quality, with excellent resolution due to the lack of an optical low-pass filter, and huge dynamic range especially at low ISO settings. Its 39-point autofocus system surpasses the competition, particularly when tracking moving subjects. The monocoque body design provides an unusually comfortable grip for such a small camera, and the fully-articulating touchscreen swivels and can be used for self-portraits. With extensive manual controls and built-in Wi-Fi, the D5500 includes everything enthusiast photographers need to make and share superb images.

PRESS RELEASE

17/8/2015 – Amsterdam | The Netherlands

NIKON D5500 WINS EUROPEAN CONSUMER D-SLR CAMERA 2015 – 2016


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Sony Won EISA Awards 2015-2016 for Sony α7 II Professional Compact System Camera, Cyber-shot DSC-HX90/V Travel Compact Camera, FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS Compact System Lens and Xperia™ Z3+ Multimedia Smartphone

Mon August 17, 2015

European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) is the association of 50 special interest magazines from 20 European countries, which is the world’s most prestigious multimedia magazines association.

  • In June each year, the editors-in-chief from all EISA member magazines meet to decide which of the products analyzed in their publications during the past year deserve the coveted EISA Award.
  • The six categories under consideration are: Audio, Video, Home Theater, Photography, In-Car Electronics, Electronics and Mobile Devices.

Today, Sony announces the products that won the EISA Awards, including:

  • Sony α7 II Professional Compact System Camera – Photography
Sony α7 II

Sony α7 II

The following video presents EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL COMPACT SYSTEM CAMERA 2015-2016 – Sony α7 II:

The α7 II is a full frame CSC of true professional quality that brings strong competition to DSLR systems and offers huge imaging potential in a lightweight body. The 24-million-pixel full frame sensor brings excellent dynamic range coupled with low noise at high ISO settings, and the hybrid AF system gives fast, accurate focusing. The magnesium body and new hand-grip revolutionises the feel and operation over its predecessor, while the built-in 5-axis image stabilisation is extremely advantageous if you shoot handheld, especially with close-ups and slow shutter speeds. This all makes the α7 II a serious alternative to a full frame DSLR.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90/V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90/V

THe following video presents EUROPEAN TRAVEL COMPACT CAMERA 2015-2016 – Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90/V:

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90/V is the world’s smallest super zoom compact camera with a built-in electronic viewfinder. The Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens offers a powerful 24-720mm equivalent range that covers a full range of travel situations. The EVF allows eye level shooting and is especially useful in bright light, and retracts into the camera body when not needed. The LCD screen tilts 180°, promoting creative shooting from different angles. Video can be recorded at 1080/60p with very high quality, and the HX90V has a built-in GPS, and Wi-Fi with NFC. It’s an excellent, pocket-sized travel camera that can be carried with you anywhere.

Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS

Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS

The following video presents EUROPEAN COMPACT SYSTEM LENS 2015-2016 – Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS:

The Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS is probably the best lens of its type, giving some of the finest test results EISA’s experts have ever seen. It is incredibly sharp, even into the corners of the image at maximum aperture, and has minimal distortion or chromatic aberration. The level of contrast it produces makes for some great pictures and at f/2.8 it produces beautifully rendered bokeh, with smooth tonal gradations, thanks to the rounded aperture blades. With sturdy build quality, silent focusing and effective optical stabilisation, it’s a lens of the very highest quality.

Sony Xperia™ Z3+

Sony Xperia™ Z3+

The following video presents EUROPEAN MULTIMEDIA SMARTPHONE 2015-2016 – Sony Xperia Z3+:

The Sony Xperia Z3+ offers a unique combination of stylish design, versatility and ruggedness. This 6.9 mm slim smartphone is not only water and dust proof. It also comes with advanced multimedia capabilities in terms of superb photography, razor sharp 4K video and high-resolution audio. A new 5 megapixel 25 mm wide-angle front camera will enable you to catch impressive group selfies, while the main camera features improved performance in low light and faster processing. The audio section is fully compatible with high resolution content and will automatically adjust its settings to any connected headphone. And on top of all this, Sony has managed to deliver up to two days battery life.

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Sony celebrates six wins at 2015 EISA awards


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Fujifilm Won the Prestigious EISA Awards 2015-2016 for FUJIFILM X-T10 Digital Camera and FUJINON XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR Lens

Mon August 17, 2015

European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) is the association of 50 special interest magazines from 20 European countries, which is the world’s most prestigious multimedia magazines association.

  • In June each year, the editors-in-chief from all EISA member magazines meet to decide which of the products analyzed in their publications during the past year deserve the coveted EISA Award.
  • The six categories under consideration are: Audio, Video, Home Theater, Photography, In-Car Electronics Electronics and Mobile Devices.

Today, Fujifilm announces the following products won the EISA Awards:

FUJIFILM X-T10 digital camera, silver

FUJIFILM X-T10 digital camera, silver

The following video presents EUROPEAN CONSUMER COMPACT SYSTEM CAMERA 2015-2016 – Fujifilm X-T10:

The Fujifilm X-T10 includes the best bits of last year’s award-winning X-T1 at a much lower price. It has top-plate drive mode, shutter speed and exposure compensation dials, and aperture rings on most lenses. The 16-million-pixel X-Trans CMOS II sensor offers excellent image quality, with particularly attractive JPEG colour output. A newly-developed autofocus system is now capable of tracking moving subjects, wherever they are in the frame. This is all wrapped up in a compact, lightweight SLR-style body with an excellent 2.36-million-dot electronic viewfinder, built-in flash, and Wi-Fi for sharing images. It’s a great, lighter-weight alternative to a DSLR.

FUJINON XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR lens

FUJINON XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR lens

The following video presents EUROPEAN COMPACT SYSTEM ZOOM LENS 2015-2016 – Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR:

The 16-55mm F2.8 is a near-perfect general purpose lens, with image quality that can normally only be achieved by using primes. It’s exceptionally sharp at all focal lengths and apertures, with extremely low distortion, chromatic aberration and vignetting. Autofocus is very fast, almost completely silent, and consistently accurate. The 16-55mm is a large and heavy lens, with weather resistant build quality matching that of the solidly built Fujifilm XT-1. The only missing feature is the omission of optical stabilisation, but the exceptional image quality is a worthy trade-off.

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Double honors at the 2015 EISA Awards for Fujifilm
with the FUJIFILM X-T10 and the FUJINON XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR lens


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Panasonic Sponsors Brazilian Athletes and Sugarloaf Mountain for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (5 – 21 August) & Paralympic Games (7 – 18 September)

Sat August 15, 2015

Beach volleyball duo Juliana Silva (photo: fourth from right) and Maria Elisa Antonelli (third from right), Serving as PANABRAS's ambassador for Rio 2016 Olympic activities will be volleyball icon Maurício Lima (second from right), President of PANABRAS Michikazu Matsushita (fifth from right) and representatives at the press event. Fernanda Lima (fourth from left), Ambassador of Panasonic Brazil, also participated. Image Courtesy of Panasonic

Beach volleyball duo Juliana Silva (photo: fourth from right) and Maria Elisa Antonelli (third from right), Serving as PANABRAS’s ambassador for Rio 2016 Olympic activities will be volleyball icon Maurício Lima (second from right), President of PANABRAS Michikazu Matsushita (fifth from right) and representatives at the press event. Fernanda Lima (fourth from left), Ambassador of Panasonic Brazil, also participated. Image Courtesy of Panasonic

With the countdown now to one year until the Rio 2016 Olympic Games & Paralympic Games, Panasonic Brazil (PANABRAS) has announced that Panasonic Corporation and PANABRAS have signed an agreement to be the official technology partner for Rio de Janeiro’s Sugarloaf Mountain and will be sponsoring Brazilian athletes.

Sponsored Athletes: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

Sponsored Athletes: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

  • As part of the agreement, Panasonic is providing projectors, televisions, LED screens, digital signage systems and other equipment to be permanently installed at the world-famous attraction.
Sugarloaf Mountain: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

Sugarloaf Mountain: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

Sugarloaf Mountain is a peak situated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Rio 2016 Olympic Games,“Biggest Sporting Event on the Planet,” 5 – 21 August, 2016

  • 10,500 athletes from 206 countries will compete in the first Olympic Games in South America.
  • During 17 days, there will be 306 medal events: 136 women’s + 9 mixed + 161 men’s.
  • 42 sports will be contested, including two new additions: Golf returns to the Games after 112 years and Rugby returns to the Games after 92 years.
  • 32 competition venues will be spread across four regions of Rio de Janeiro.

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games 7 – 18 September 2016

  • 4,350 athletes from 178 countries will compete in the first Paralympic Games in South America.
  • During 11 days, there will be 528 medal events: 226 women’s + 38 mixed + 264 men’s.
  • 23 sports will be contested, including Canoe (Lagoa Stadium) and Triathlon (Fort Copacabana).
  • 20 competition venues will be spread across four regions of Rio de Janeiro.

The following video (with English subtitles) presents #Rio2016 One Year to GO!:

  • Panasonic held a press event for “Rio 2016 One Year to Go” on August 4, 2015, at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Panasonic Olympic: http://panasonic.net/olympic .

Panasonic’s special website will feature these athletes along with Neymar da Silva Santos Junior (Neymar Jr.) who serves as a global ambassador for Panasonic.

Panasonic’s "Rio Olympic" special website

Panasonic’s “Rio Olympic” special website

  • This site will also feature a series of campaigns related to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
  • The first campaign, starting from October 2015, will be an online treasure hunt game based in Rio, titled “Find your Dream”.
Panel Discussion at the press event: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

Panel Discussion at the press event: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

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SHARING THE PASSION at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games & Paralympic Games


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Canon Received Prestigious EISA Awards 2015-2016 for Canon EOS 7D Mark II Camera, EOS 5DS and 5DS R Cameras and EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens

Sat August 15, 2015

European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) is the association of 50 special interest magazines from 20 European countries, which is the world’s most prestigious multimedia magazines association.

  • In June each year, the editors-in-chief from all EISA member magazines meet to decide which of the products analyzed in their publications during the past year deserve the coveted EISA Award.
  • The six categories under consideration are: Audio, Video, Home Theater, Photography, In-Car Electronics Electronics and Mobile Devices.

Canon today announces it has received three prestigious awards from EISA for the following products:

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

The following video presents EUROPEAN PROSUMER DSLR CAMERA 2015-2016 – Canon EOS 7D Mark II:

The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is one of the best APS-C DSLRs ever made, offering features normally only available in professional full frame models. The 65-point AF system gives fast and responsive focusing in a wide range of conditions, even when tracking fast moving subjects. It can shoot at 10 frames per second, with a huge buffer even when shooting in Raw. The build quality is superb, with full weatherproofing that can cope with almost any conditions. Overall the 7D Mark II is perfect for sports, action and wildlife photographers who like to capture the most fleeting moments.

Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R Cameras

Canon EOS 5DS

Canon EOS 5DS

Canon EOS 5DS R

Canon EOS 5DS R

The following video presents EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL DSLR CAMERA 2015-2016 – Canon EOS 5DS/5DS R:
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Sony: New Functionality Allows Newsgatherers to Wirelessly Stream Live Footage Directly from Several of the PXW-series XDCAM Camcorders as They Shoot: To Radically Speed Up Production Workflows

Fri August 14, 2015

The following video presents Sony Professional: XAVC Wireless Workflow with Dutch broadcaster:

See how XAVC wireless workflow work together with Sony XDCAM: http://bit.ly/1GqYT3S

Regional Dutch broadcaster Omroep Flevoland explains how easy it is to be the first to get news live, on air or on the web. Find out how they are using Sony XAVC wireless workflow with their PMW-400 camcorders and CBK-WA101 adapters to be the first on air.

Sony recently announced new functionality that will allow newsgatherers to wirelessly stream live footage directly from cameras as they shoot, in a move set to radically speed up production workflows for Electronic News-gathering (ENG).

Building on Sony’s wireless technology, several of the PXW-series XDCAM camcorders 1 will now be capable of streaming footage live, while Sony’s CBK-series wireless adapters 2 will be able to unlock live streaming for any camera with an SDI connection.  Internal live streaming capability will now be included in Sony’s latest XDCAM camcorders, such as:

Sony PXW-X200

Sony PXW-X200

Sony PXW-X500

Sony PXW-X500

Sony PXW-X180

Sony PXW-X180

Users will also be able to upload their content directly to cloud solutions such as Sony’s Ci through constant automatic uploading. By completely automating this process, cameramen will be able to easily create cloud-based backups of all footage.

Features of Sony’s Ci include:

  • Wireless Upload: Videographers upload files directly from the field.
  • Collaborative WorkSessions: Producers view footage online and select best clips.
  • Network Management: Management can remove contractors when their work is complete.
  • Final Delivery: Final cuts are delivered for broadcast in a MediaBox.
  • Project Storage & Archive: Media files are stored online for archival.

The following video presents Sony Professional: NAB 2013 – Introducing Cloud Based Solution Ci:

  • In this video blog from NAB 2013 Naomi Climer introduces Sony’s new cloud based media solution, Ci.

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Wireless live streaming capability unlocked by Sony

Newsgatherers can now stream live footage directly from camera, via a robust, broadcast-ready connection
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