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Did Hungary Just Outlaw Street Photography?

Tue March 18, 2014

From 15 March, the expanded law on consent now includes the taking of photographs and their publication. Hungary’s photographers call the new civil law vague and obstructive, and that it is tantamount of outlawing taking pictures without the permission of everyone who is identifiable in the photograph and who are not waving in protest, nor trying to hide or run out of shot. Suspicion is that it will also make it impossible to photograph police without first obtaining their permission.

Read the article at: theguardian.

via @NewbiePhoto

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Featured Site

Vintage Selfies

Sun March 16, 2014

Selfies may seem like a recent fad, but long before modern celebrities obsessed with themselves and a U.S. President snapped one, selfies have been a staple diet of famous and not so famous personalities for many years past. Case in point, these vintage photos of a general, an artist, an ex-President of the U.S., an astronaut, a singer, etc. show that given a camera and a mirror, a selfie is snapped.

View the slide show at: abcnews.

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The Ultimate Shooting Perch

Sun March 16, 2014

Imagine being able to shoot from a perch way, way, waaaay up in the sky — some 250 miles up — seated in a cramped but otherwise out of this world cupola, camera and long lens in your hands.

This is NASA astronaut and flight engineer Chris Cassidy sitting in the Cupola of the International Space Station taking aim at the Earth below with a Nikon DSLR and 400mm lens attached.

I can’t imagine a better shooting perch, with windows every which way you look. It’s surreal looking at the astronaut in T-shirt and shorts. Of course, since everything is weightless and floats in the ISS, the camera and long lens are not heavy.

How many cameras do they use on the ISS? Lots, judging by the following pictures and video:

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NASA on Flickr – Real ‘Gravity’ Space Photos

Sat March 15, 2014

The Gravity movie has generated lots of interest on space missions. However, as Hollywood would have it, it is over-dramatized and no astronauts could survive accidents of the sort depicted in the movie.

Not to be outdone by — and taking advantage of — the interest and popularity of the movie, NASA has posted “Real-Life Images from Space” on Flickr for our enjoyment.

Visit our Featured Site: ‘Gravity’ – NASA’s Real-Life Images from Space.

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Press Releases

Fujifilm Fixes Light Leak on New X-T1s, Promises Free Repairs of Existing Ones

Fri March 14, 2014

You can count on Fujifilm to respond promptly and do the right things for their customers. As soon as the “Flare Effect” was reported, they fixed the problem on new X-T1s. Now, they are promising to do good to consumers who have purchased X-T1s exhibiting this light leak.

If you have purchased an X-T1 camera, and would like your camera checked, please contact your local Fujifilm service center to make arrangements to have your camera sent in for evaluation. Our technical staff will inspect your camera and, if necessary, make the necessary adjustments to the camera to prevent the ingress of light in the described conditions. This service will be carried out free of charge.

Well done, Fujifilm!

NEWS RELEASE

Flare effect on the X-T1

March 14, 2014

The FUJIFILM X-T1 has received excellent reviews from a wide range of users since launch. The excellent build, retro design, intuitive controls and outstanding image quality combine to form a package which has delighted professional and enthusiast photographers across the world.

We have received feedback from a number of customers of a potential “flare effect” with the camera.

When the connector cover (which is used for the microphone / remote release jack, HDMI mini jack, and micro USB connector jack) is open while images are being shot by the user, and when a strong light source is concurrently shone into the open port at a certain angle, light can be reflected within the camera and appear on the LCD and even on recorded images via the sensor.

This “flare effect” cannot generally occur if the connector door is closed at the time the camera is being used, so many users will never experience this phenomenon.

Moreover, the “flare effect” is only applicable with a limited number of early produced X-T1 cameras. More recently produced X-T1 cameras have already been modified.

If you have purchased an X-T1 camera, and would like your camera checked, please contact your local Fujifilm service center to make arrangements to have your camera sent in for evaluation. Our technical staff will inspect your camera and, if necessary, make the necessary adjustments to the camera to prevent the ingress of light in the described conditions. This service will be carried out free of charge.

We apologize to any of our loyal customers that may be affected by this inconvenience. Now that we have discovered this issue, we want to act quickly and proactively to check your camera, and to make repairs to prevent the potential “flare effect” if and as necessary.

Please rest assured of Fujifilm’s absolute commitment to quality and service excellence.

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“Pasolini’s l’Oriente: Arabian Nights Through the Photographs of Roberto Villa”: Mar.17-Apr.26, 2014

Fri March 14, 2014
Italian Cultural Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Italian Cultural Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA, TORONTO

Presents a Photographic Exhibit

Pasolini’s l’Oriente: Arabian Nights Through the Photographs of Roberto Villa

FREE Admission

March 17  – April 26, 2014

Istituto Italiano di Cultura
496 Huron St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Gallery hours: Mon – Fri: 10:00am – 1:00pm; 2:30pm – 5:00pm; and by appointment.

Infoline: 416.921.3802 ext. 221

A presentation of the exhibit by Roberto Villa in person will be held on Monday, March 24, 2014 – 6:30pm.
RSVP to iictoronto@esteri.it
Free Admission
A reception will follow.

  • The exhibit features 64 photographs taken by Roberto Villa on the set of Arabian Nights in 1974 documenting the director’s work in the Middle East (Yemen and Iran).

“Villa’s images not only captures some moments of the making of the film but also the faces of the locals, as well as the mystical locations where the poet/director set his version of the Arabic folk tale. ”


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Press Releases

Nikon Canada Announces 1 V3 and 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Super Tele Zoom Lens

Thu March 13, 2014

Nikon Canada today announced the release of the Nikon 1 V3, ideal for enthusiasts and professionals who want to capture fast-moving action, sports, and wildlife with an advanced compact interchangeable lens camera.

Additionally, two compatible lenses were announced: the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom and 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6.

Some of the key features of the Nikon 1 V3 include the following:

  • 18.4-megapixel CX-format image sensor
  • EXPEED 4A image processor
  • Full HD 1080/60p video capabilities with Movie Electronic Vibration Reduction (e-VR) to help eliminate camera shake
  • Built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity
  • 3-inch tilting touch-panel LCD monitor
  • Hybrid AF system with 171 contrast detection focus areas
  • World’s fastest continuous shooting frame rate at 20 frames-per-second (fps)
  • ISO range of 160-12,800 with high ISO noise reduction

Additionally, Nikon Canada is releasing two new lenses:

  • The 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom is an evolved compact zoom lens, ready for nearly any situation.
    • Sporting a 3x zoom (27-81mm equivalent), its equipped with a unique power drive zoom dial that allows for simple and smooth zooming, ideal for capturing sharp and steady HD videos
  • The 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens features a super-telephoto focal range (189-810mm equivalent) that can get the photographer up close to sports action or wildlife from a distance.
    • The first 1 NIKKOR lens crafted with Super ED Glass, its equipped with built-in Vibration Reduction (VR) and Nano Crystal Coating to prevent ghosting and flare.

This video presents “Nikon 1 V3 – Product Tour.”

  • Unleash your creative streak with the Nikon 1 V3.
    • With the world’s fastest shooting speeds* that surpass even the quickest D-SLR, you’ll never miss out on the moments that matter.
  • A lightweight marvel that also delivers unparalleled performance, this compact interchangeable lens camera empowers you to take your flair for photography further.
*Among digital cameras with interchangeable lenses…. Statement based on Nikon research.

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Create with Uncompromising Speed and Image Quality: Nikon 1 V3 Provides a Compact, Versatile Feature Set for Capturing Stunning Images and HD Videos

Announced alongside the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom and 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lenses, the Nikon 1 V3 is the ideal companion camera for the DSLR shooter looking to pack light and move fast

Mississauga, ON, March 13, 2014 Today Nikon Canada announced the new Nikon 1 V3, a compact yet powerful addition to the Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System. With uncompromising speed, performance, and image quality, the V3 features a blazing fast Hybrid AF system and the worlds fastest continuous shooting frame rate1 at 20 frames-per-second (fps) with full autofocus (AF) a speed that outpaces even professional DSLR cameras.

Ideal for capturing fast-moving action, sports and wildlife, the V3s top-class feature set includes an 18.4-megapixel CX-format image sensor, the new EXPEED 4A image processor, Full HD 1080/60p video capabilities, built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity2, and a new touch-panel tilting LCD display. Whether looking for a compact interchangeable lens camera that can do it all or a DSLR companion camera for moments when time is of the essence, the V3 can satisfy the needs of the enthusiast or professional.

Nikon has also expanded its range of 1 NIKKOR lenses with the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom and the 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 telephoto zoom lenses, providing more options for Nikon 1 shooters.

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Nikon 1 V3 Features 20FPS At Full 18.4MP Resolution

Thu March 13, 2014

PRESS RELEASE

March 13, 2014

Create with Uncompromising Speed and Image Quality: The New Nikon 1 V3 Provides a Compact, Versatile Feature Set for Capturing Stunning Images and HD Video

Announced alongside the new 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom and 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Lenses, the Nikon 1 V3 is the ideal companion camera for the D-SLR shooter looking to pack light and move fast

MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the new Nikon 1 V3, a compact, yet powerful addition to the Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System. Designed to make no sacrifices when it comes to speed, performance and image quality, the blazing fast V3 sports an impressive Hybrid AF system and the world’s fastest continuous shooting frame rate*(1) at 20 frames-per-second (fps) with full autofocus, a speed that outpaces even pro D-SLR cameras. Ideal for capturing fast-moving action, sports and wildlife, the new Nikon 1 V3 offers a top-class feature set that includes an 18.4-megapixel CX-format image sensor, a new EXPEED 4A image processor, 1080/60p Full HD video capabilities, built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity*(2) and a new touch-panel tilting LCD display. Whether searching for a compact interchangeable lens camera that can do it all or a D-SLR companion camera for moments when time is of the essence, the V3 can satisfy the needs of the enthusiast or professional.

Further expanding on the growing stable of 1 NIKKOR lenses, Nikon has also introduced the new 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom and the 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 telephoto zoom lenses, providing even more impressive lens options for Nikon 1 shooters.

“The versatile Nikon 1 V3 allows the photographer to capture even the fastest moving subjects with clarity and ease,” said Masahiro Horie, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. “With an incredible feature set, a newly crafted ergonomic design and sporting the elite high-speed performance that has become a hallmark of the Nikon 1 System, the V3 is ready to help users make amazing images and HD video.”

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Sony A7/R Adorama Trade-In Deal

Wed March 12, 2014

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