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FUJIFILM Canada: New FUJINON XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR is a Weather-Resistant Zoom Lens

Mon June 16, 2014

FUJINON XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens

FUJINON XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens

FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES THE FIRST WEATHER-RESISTANT
XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR LENS

New XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR is the perfect match for the FUJIFILM X-T1 and delivers extraordinary performance and image quality in challenging weather conditions

Mississauga ON, June 16, 2014 – As a proponent of professional photographers worldwide, FUJIFILM Canada today announced the new FUJINON XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR, a weather-resistant zoom lens with a 27-206mm equivalent that has the world’s most advanced 5.0-stop image stabilization system*1. With more than 20 sealing points for a dust-proof and weather-resistant design, the new lens is a perfect companion for the recently released, weather-resistant FUJIFILM X-T1 that gives photographers a wide range of outdoor shooting capabilities.

FUJINON XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens and FUJIFILM X-T1 camera

FUJINON XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens and FUJIFILM X-T1 camera

Whisper quiet speed
With the XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR, users get lightning-fast autofocus speeds as quick as 0.10 seconds*2 and smooth performance when combined with an X-Series camera body*3 that has phase detection AF, and nearly silent operation thanks to its linear motor technology, high-precision gyro sensors and lightweight focusing lens*4. This zoom lens has an advanced 5.0-stop image stabilization system that improves its ability to detect movement in the low-frequency band and uses an advanced algorithm to accurately sense blur from the detected signal. Additionally, its OIS performance is maximized in the slow-shutter speed range to support a lightly-equipped shooting style without the use of a tripod.

FUJINON XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens and FUJIFILM X-T1 camera with vertical battery grip (VG-XT1)

FUJINON XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens and FUJIFILM X-T1 camera with vertical battery grip (VG-XT1).

Weather-resistant operation
The XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR uses more than 20 sealing points for a durable, weather-resistant and dust-proof design that make it the perfect choice for photographers who want an uncompromising shooting experience in even the most challenging weather conditions. And when paired with the FUJIFILM X-T1, this is the perfect lens for a wide range of focal lengths and outdoor photographic opportunities.


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Newseum Displays AFP’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Photos Online and on the Huge HD Screen June 13-July 18

Fri June 13, 2014

AFP’s World Cup Photo Coverage is Displayed on Newseum’s Huge HD Screen Beginning June 13

June 13 – July 18

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Global news agency AFP and the Newseum are partnering to present photographic coverage of memorable moments at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, from first kickoff to the championship match.

Huge HD Screen in Newseum’s New York Times Great Hall of News. Image courtesy Newseum and AFP.

Huge HD Screen in Newseum’s New York Times Great Hall of News. Image courtesy Newseum and AFP.

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AFP’s World Cup Photo Coverage To Be Displayed on Newseum’s Huge HD Screen Beginning June 13

WASHINGTON — The Newseum, in partnership with AFP, will display the very best of the global news agency’s photo coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Beginning June 13, Newseum visitors will see dramatic images of the competition as soccer teams from 32 countries compete in 12 cities throughout Brazil for international soccer’s biggest prize.

Every day during the World Cup, images captured by AFP photographers will be featured on the 40-by-22-foot high-definition media screen in the Newseum’s New York Times Great Hall of News. Visible from Pennsylvania Avenue in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C., the massive screen in the 90-foot-high atrium provides a fitting display for AFP’s photo coverage of the international soccer competition. The images also will be available on the museum’s website at newseum.org.

AFP is deploying more than 60 photojournalists to cover the World Cup in Brazil. An AFP photo editor will send a selection of the agency’s most captivating and newsworthy images to the Newseum for display on the huge HD media screen, seen by thousands of Newseum visitors each day.


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Panasonic Canada: New Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Camera Features the World’s First 4K Video Recording Capability

Thu June 12, 2014

Panasonic Canada announces the new DMC-FZ1000 as the latest member of the popular LUMIX FZ series.

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PANASONIC CANADA INTRODUCES THE LUMIX DMC-FZ1000

The Flagship Bridge Camera Now
Featuring the World’s First 4K Video Recording Capability*

*For a digital compact camera as of June 12, 2014

MISSISSAUGA, ON (June 12, 2014) – Panasonic Canada Inc. is proud to introduce the new DMC-FZ1000 – with a one-inch High Sensitivity MOS Sensor and 4K video recording capability – as the latest member of the popular LUMIX FZ series.  In addition, this camera features a newly developed 16x optical zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens, which produces stunning detail and edge-to-edge resolution, while also delivering beautiful quality defocus together with the large-sized MOS Sensor.

The one-inch 20.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor dramatically improves S/N ratio, making it possible to capture clear images with minimum noise even when shot at high ISO.  The newly developed Venus Engine features multiple noise reduction systems such as Multi Process NR, Random Filter and Aperture Filter, to achieve high colour reproduction and superb image quality.

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The DMC-FZ1000 incorporates 4K (3840×2160, at 30 fps in MP4) video recording capability for the first time in a digital compact camera*1.  Panasonic is also promoting a new method of photo creation by cutting out a 3840×2160 8-megapixel equivalent image from the 4K video footage, for capturing spur-of-the-moment shots often missed in still image photography.  Videos can be recorded in Full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 60p in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264) format or MP4 at 60p*2.  The powerful 16x optical zoom with 5-step speed enables smooth zoom control even when recording video, while the 5-axis HYBRID O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)+ with Active Mode effectively compensates for any handshake motion*3.  Additional video features include Creative Video mode, High Speed video in Full-HD at 120fps, Time Lapse Shot、and Stop Motion Animation.


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McAfee + LG Electronics: LG G3 Smartphone Equipped With McAfee Mobile Security That Includes a New Anti-Theft Feature

Thu June 12, 2014

Features of McAfee Mobile Security

Features of McAfee Mobile Security

McAfee, part of Intel Security, and LG Electronics today announced the new LG G3 smartphone will come pre-installed with a version of McAfee Mobile Security that includes a new anti-theft feature designed to protect users from unauthorized factory resets.

Specifically, through a multi-year global partnership, the LG G3 is now equipped with a distinct version of McAfee Mobile Security — providing users with an easy and comprehensive way to protect themselves from security and privacy threats and identity theft. Antivirus, data backup, remote lock and wipe, and remote tracking will be available through the McAfee app for five years at no cost.

New LG G3 Smartphone

New LG G3 Smartphone

LG Partners with McAfee to Bring Anti-theft Feature to LG G3

Kill Switch protects against unauthorized factory resets and device rooting to combat mobile device theft and resale

MARKHAM, ON, June 12, 2014 – Today McAfee, part of Intel Security, and LG Electronics announced the new LG G3 smartphone will come pre-installed with a version of McAfee Mobile Security that includes a new anti-theft feature designed to protect users from unauthorized factory resets. The Kill Switch provides users the ability to disable their phones remotely in the event of device loss or theft. The software allows content to be wiped to prevent personal information from being compromised.

Smartphones have become a target for criminals of all types because of the monetary value they hold and the vast amount of personal data consumers store on them. The growing prevalence of malware is also a concern for mobile users. McAfee’s Consumer Mobile Security Report findings show the total Android “zoo” of mobile malware rose 197 per cent between December 2012 and December 2013.

“We are working with McAfee to offer a customized version of its award-winning mobile security software that leverages built-in LG capabilities to make security an integral part of the LG G3,” said Dr. Ramchan Woo, head of smartphone planning division of LG. “The implementation of the Kill Switch feature is just one of several specific measures we are taking to ensure that our users can easily and comprehensively protect themselves from the growing threat landscape, both physical and online.”

Through a multi-year global partnership, the LG G3 is now equipped with a distinct version of McAfee Mobile Security to provide users with an easy and comprehensive way to protect themselves from security and privacy threats and identity theft. Antivirus, data backup, remote lock and wipe, and remote tracking are all available through the McAfee app for five years at no cost.


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POST-EVENT update: Samsung #DITCHtheDSLR event IN TIMES SQUARE

Sat June 7, 2014

This is an update to these previous blogs:

Samsung’s #DITCHtheDSLR event appears to have largely been a success with young and old camera enthusiasts lining up and then discarding their DSLRs into the “Ditch Bin.”

Those of us who have had an opportunity to use Samsung’s mirrorless cameras know that they are more than a match for DSLRs, but consumers seemed to remain cautious to adopt the Samsung camera brand. The #DITCHtheDSLR event gave many a reason to finally get rid of their large and cumbersome traditional-mirrored DSLRs and switch to a top-of-the-line mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.

Here’s what Samsung had to say about the event which took place on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 between 12pm – 6pm (ET)  at New York’s Times Square between 42nd and 43rd Streets:

More Than 10,000 Consumers Experienced the Event, Many Pledging to #DITCHtheDSLR in Favor of Samsung’s NX Mirrorless Camera Line-Up

Today Samsung ushered in a new era of photography at the #DITCHtheDSLR event in Times Square. Consumers joined Samsung to experience the full NX line, learn more about the future of digital photography, and pledge to #DITCHtheDSLR. Photo enthusiasts, who stood in line, were able to trade in their old DSLR in favor of one of Samsung’s new NX30 mirrorless cameras.

The first consumers to #DITCHtheDSLR lined up at 10 a.m. on June 3 – a full 24 hours before the event began!

During the large-scale Times Square activation, which took over the 42nd/43rd Street promenade, consumers enjoyed an interactive experience showcasing the NX camera line and the benefits of a mirrorless system. Consumers were able to capture vivid, high-quality images with the NX300 as slot cars raced around a track, recreate the celebrity-studded most re-tweeted image of all time with Samsung’s NX Mini and take in stunning images of the Times Square vista atop the Skydeck.

Adding further personalization to the event, consumers could see themselves on the Times Square billboard, with real-time imagery cycling through one of Manhattan’s busiest thoroughfares.

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Panasonic and Soccer Superstar Neymar Jr. Launch New HX-A500: World’s First 4K/30p Wearable Video Camera

Thu June 5, 2014

panasonic a500 wearable 4k soccer star neymar jr

Today, Panasonic announced that they teamed up with Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar da Silva Santos Junior to promote the launch of the new HX-A500 Wearable 4K Video Camera. During a recent video shoot with the A500, Neymar Jr. captured his own amazing skills from a unique point-of-view perspective.

This video presents “Neymar Jr.’s eyes【Official】.”

  • “Neymar Jr. scores the toughest and most unusual ‘goal’ of his career – see it from his own eyes thanks to the Panasonic A500 wearable 4K camera.”

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PANASONIC A500 CAPTURES RARE “TWO-POINT GOAL” BY SOCCER SUPERSTAR NEYMAR JR.

  June 5, 2014 (Newark, NJ) – Panasonic teamed up with Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar da Silva Santos Junior (aka Neymar Jr.) to promote the launch of the new HX-A500 Wearable 4K Video Camera — the world’s first 4K/30p (25p) Wearable Camera.  During a recent video shoot with the A500, Neymar Jr. captured his own amazing skills from a unique point-of-view perspective.

During the shoot, the production team challenged Neymar Jr. to score a different kind of goal on a different kind of net taking a stunning display of skills to a whole new level. Panasonic today released 4K footage taken by the A500 from Neymar Jr’s own perspective as he took on the challenge. You can see what happened next – and view exclusive behind the scenes footage of the entire video shoot – at bit.ly/NeymarA500.

Available now at bit.ly/ShopPanasonic, Panasonic’s HX-A500 enables you to shoot scenes that put viewers right there, in the thick of the action. The main recording unit is separate from the lens unit, allowing the user to mount the lens at eye level for hands-free shooting. Small and lightweight, the lens unit is comfortable to wear, making it easy to shoot casual sports action or to capture the expressions of your family at play. The HX-A500 features stunning 4K/30p (25p) image quality, allowing you to capture crystal clear video you can play back with the heightened realism of 4K technology.


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Gentec International and Lastolite: Three New Photographic Gear of Joe McNally Signature Collection

Thu June 5, 2014

In collaboration with Joe McNally, Lastolite introduces three new products to the Joe McNally Signature Collection.  The Joe McNally Ezybox Speedlite Plus, Skylite Rapid with Masks and 4:1 Umbrella combine Joe McNally’s strong knowledge of the field and Lastolite’s innovative design for products.

  • The Joe McNally Ezybox Speedlite Plus attaches directly on to any traditional flashgun with its one outer and three alternative inner diffusers.
  • The Joe McNally Skylite Rapid with Masks offers photographers quick assembly while delivering reliable lighting control and versatility.
  • Finally, the Joe McNally 4:1 Umbrella is the ultimate umbrella in terms of versatility and control in comparison to others on the market, allowing photographers to switch from circular to square catchlight.

The suggested retail prices for these new additions in the Joe McNally Signature Collection are $149.95 (Ezybox Speedlite Plus), $379.95 (Skylite Rapid with Masks) and $259.95 (4:1 Umbrella).

For additional information about Lastolite and its products, please visit www.lastolite.ca. To learn more about Gentec International, please visit www.gentec-intl.com and www.facebook.com/GentecInternational.

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LASTOLITE INTRODUCES THREE EXCITING NEW PRODUCTS TO THE POPULAR JOE MCNALLY SIGNATURE COLLECTION

TORONTO, ON., June 4, 2014 –  Gentec International, the Canadian distributor of Lastolite lighting modifiers and accessories, announces 3 exciting new products to be added to the Joe McNally Signature Collection. These products have been developed in collaboration with Joe McNally, combining his experience in the field and Lastolite’s innovative product development.

Joe McNally Ezybox Speedlite Plus (LS2420JM)

Joe McNally Ezybox Speedlite Plus (LS2420JM)

Joe McNally Ezybox Speedlite Plus (LS2420JM)

Lastolite: Joe McNally Ezybox Speedlite Plus in action

Lastolite: Joe McNally Ezybox Speedlite Plus in action


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Gentec International and Lastolite: New Textures of the Urban Backgrounds for Photographers to Create the Outdoor Look in Any Location

Thu June 5, 2014

Lastolite's new textures to the Urban Backgrounds: Distressed Wall / Fence

Lastolite’s new textures to the Urban Backgrounds: Distressed Wall / Fence

 

Photographers can now shoot the streets in studio or at home. Lastolite launches new textures to the Urban Backgrounds collection, offering photographers more options to create the outdoor look anywhere. Designed with easy set-up, crease resistant fabric and reversible backgrounds help photographers to create an urban feel and add new dimensions to any portrait sitting. Distressed Wall / Fence, Tarnished Metal / Container, and Shutter / Wooden Door are all available now with a suggested retail price of $299.95.

Lastolite's new textures to the Urban Backgrounds: Tarnished Metal / Container

Lastolite’s new textures to the Urban Backgrounds: Tarnished Metal / Container

For additional information about Lastolite and its products, please visit www.lastolite.ca. To learn more about Gentec International, please visit www.gentec-intl.com and www.facebook.com/GentecInternational.

Lastolite's new textures to the Urban Backgrounds: Shutter / Wooden Door

Lastolite’s new textures to the Urban Backgrounds: Shutter / Wooden Door

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LASTOLITE LAUNCH INSPIRATIONAL NEW TEXTURES TO THE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL URBAN BACKGROUNDS COLLECTION

TORONTO, ON., June 4, 2014 – Gentec International, the Canadian distributor of Lastolite lighting modifiers and accessories, launch inspirational new textures to the Urban Backgrounds collection. These backgrounds now offer even more options to photographers looking to create the outdoor look in any location.

The Lastolite Urban Backgrounds have been designed using crease resistant fabric, allowing photographers to create the outdoor look in an instant, whether it’s in the studio or a client’s home. Each reversible background has a unique urban feel and can quickly add a new dimension to any portrait sitting. The collapsible backgrounds are portable and quick set up; offering the ultimate solution to today’s busy photographers.The new backgrounds are available immediately and have a suggested retail price of $299.95.

Lastolite: The lightweight Urban backgrounds collapse into a compact 85cm bag, making them perfectly portable companions.

Lastolite: The lightweight Urban backgrounds collapse into a compact 85cm bag, making them perfectly portable companions.


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McAfee: Superstar Soccer Players’ Screensavers and “Skills” Video Downloads are Risky to Search for Online

Thu June 5, 2014

Features of McAfee's FREE SiteAdvisor

Features of McAfee’s FREE SiteAdvisor

With the 2014 FIFA World Cup coming up just around the corner, excited fans are taking to the Internet to catch up with their favourite soccer players. McAfee expects cybercriminals will be doing the same, albeit with a different goal: to lure fans to websites laden with malware so they can steal passwords and personal information.

McAfee today released the roster to the McAfee Red Card Club, a group of 11 superstar soccer players whose respective web pages present the greatest threat of infecting site visitors with malware. Topping the list are Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Argentina’s Lionel Messi, and Spain’s Iker Cassillas.

Make sure to use a safe search tool that will notify you of risky sites or links before you visit them.

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Ronaldo Tops McAfee “Red Card Club” For Riskiest Online Searches For Footballers

McAfee Study Reveals Screensavers and “Skills” Video Downloads as Most Likely to Pose Risk to Fans

MARKHAM, ON, June 4, 2014 – According to research from McAfee, part of Intel Security, cybercriminals are most likely to use Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo to lure visitors to web pages designed to infect them with malware. The McAfee “Red Card Club” showcases the top eleven Brazil-bound players whose web pages are considered to be risky for fans to search for online. Following Ronaldo and Messi are Spain’s Iker Cassillas, Brazil’s Neymar and Algeria’s Karim Ziani.

As is common with other cultural sensations, cybercriminals leverage consumer interest in the world’s most popular sport to lure them to websites rigged with malware, malicious code capable of infecting a user’s machine and stealing passwords and personal information. McAfee researchers have used McAfee® SiteAdvisor® site ratings to determine which sites are risky to search when coupled with footballer names and have calculated an overall risk percentage.

According to the research, fans run the greatest risk when visiting sites offering screensaver downloads and videos showcasing the extraordinary skills of the players. Searching for the latest Cristiano Ronaldo content yields more than a 3.7 per cent chance of landing on a website that has tested positive for online threats such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware.

Players make the McAfee Red Card Club by scoring among the top 11 positions in terms of greatest chance of web page risk:

 

Red Card Rank Player Team Risk %
1 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 3.76%
2 Lionel Messi Argentina 3.72%
3 Iker Casillas Spain 3.34%
4 Neymar Brazil 3.14%
5 Karim Ziani Algeria 3.00%
6 Karim Benzema France 2.97%
7 Paulinho Brazil 2.81%
8 Edinson Cavani Uruguay 2.67%
9 Fernando Torres Spain 2.65%
10 Eden Hazard Belgium 2.50%
11 Gerard Piqué Spain 2.45%

“Consider the McAfee Red Card Club as our effort to warn consumers against allowing passion to trump digital hygiene,” said Paula Greves, director of web security research at McAfee. “Cybercriminals can’t resist taking advantage of ‘fever-pitch’ excitement around this summer’s epic matchups in Brazil. The danger is that this anticipation could lead fans to download content from pages they shouldn’t to fulfill their football experience.”


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