This video presents Fuji Guys - Fujifilm X-T10 - New Auto Focus Modes.
The Fuji Guys Marc and Dale from th… ...
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Olympus: New Firmware Version 3.1 for OM-D E-M1 and Version 1.2 for OM-D E-M5 Mark II: Underwater Picture Mode for Both; LV Boost II - Assists Vision in Starscape Photography for E-M1: To Be Available June 16, 2015
The following video presents Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera – Sport & Action Photography – Canon:
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Panasonic Canada: New Compact LUMIX DMC-G7 Camera (DSLM): 4K Photo / Video @ 30 fps - 4K PHOTO Mode: Contrast AF Includes Depth From Defocus Technology, Starlight AF & AF Mode; ‘Jump Snap’; Tilt/swivel Touch-LCD; Pop-up Flash
PROVIA. Fujifilm has published Episode 6 – “PROVIA” in their series of “episodes” on their unique Film Simulation modes. PROVIA is Fujifilm’s standard on all their digital cameras, so when you are shooting in JPEG, by default you are shooting PROVIA.
If you are new to Fujifilm’s Film Simulation mode, then just set your Fujifilm camera to Film Simulation Bracketing and select PROVIA, Velvia and ASTIA. Then, go out and shoot street, nature and people. Compare.
And, as Fujifilm makes clear in this episode, you will always have the option of RAW, giving you the option to adjust tone, colors, white balance, dynamic range, etc. to your liking and for each specific image.
Nikon Canada: Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival’s official camera partner Come celebrate the world’s largest photography festival with a weekly contest, lecture series, student scholarships and photo walk with Nikon Canada
Mississauga, ON, May 1, 2015 – For the fifth year in a row, Nikon Canada is partnering with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival to host a series of events designed to celebrate creativity and innovation in photography. CONTACT is an annual event in May with over 1,000 Canadian and international artists and photographers exhibiting at more than 175 venues throughout Toronto.
All photographers have uniquely interesting visions of the world around us, and they all share a desire to use their lens to illuminate, explore, enrich and share their vision. In that spirit, as the official camera partner of CONTACT, Nikon Canada will be hosting a “Picture Your World” weekly photo contest, an educational lecture series by Nikon Canada Ambassadors, and the inaugural Nikon Photo Walk, as well as providing three photography students with sponsorships to the Magnum Workshop Toronto.
“Picture Your World” weekly photo contest: May 1-31, 2015
Each week of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Nikon Canada will focus on a different assignment. Judges will be looking at how each photo best reflects the thematic focus: “Picture Your World.”
Nikon D5500 HD-SLR with 18-55mm VR II Lens
Each weekly “Picture Your World” photo contest winner – selected by a panel of judges – will receive a Nikon D5500 with 18-55mm VR II Lens. One grand prize winner will be selected from the weekly winners by public community voting on the Nikon Canada website (from June 5 to June 12, 2015). That winner will receive a CONTACT limited edition print of Extended Breathing with Moving Grasses, 2009 by Suzy Lake (retail value $1,500). The winning photos will also be featured on Nikon Canada’s dedicated site for CONTACT, Nikon Canada’s Facebook and YouTube pages, and on the CONTACT website.
The following video presents Letters from a Dream – Anamorphic 4K film by Eduardo Angel
A short film by Eduardo Angel. Shot with Panasonic LUMIX GH4 in anamorphic format. The film starts out ungraded as shot in a new V-Log L gamma file color space, which is being evaluated for market release in 2015, then transitions to fully graded scenes. Learn more about the GH4 and the new support for anamorphic video recording at www.lumixlounge.com or www.panasonic.com
Digital Camera(Interface Unit Bundled Model) AG-GH4U: AG-GH4 Camera body + AG-YAGH Interface unit
Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar today presents the new Leica M Monochrom (Type 246) camera for digital black-and-white photography.
Leica M Monochrom (Type 246)
The following video presents Ragnar Axelsson – Around Iceland in 80 hours. Video footage from Leica Camera on Vimeo.
This is a collection of video snippets taken by Ragnar Axelsson with a Leica Monochrom ( Typ 246 ) as part of the series “Around Iceland in 80 hours”.
Many thanks to Red Barnett (Red Barnett.bandcamp.com) for allowing us to use the song “home” from his album “Shine” as part of this piece.
The Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) will be available from May 2015.
NEW: LEICA M MONOCHROM – MAXIMUM PICTURE
QUALITY IN BLACK AND WHITE
Leica M Monochrom (Type 246)
Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, is taking the next step forward in its successful digital black-and-white photography concept for the Leica M rangefinder camera system and presents the new Leica M Monochrom (Type 246). With improved performance and features and a newly developed black-and-white sensor, the camera by far exceeds the high standards set by its predecessor. At the same time, it keeps its core competence sharply in focus: black-and-white pictures with maximum quality in all respects.
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246): Leica Maestro image processor
The new components of the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) are a high-performance Leica Maestro image processor as installed in the current Leica M and a buffer memory with a capacity expanded to two gigabytes. This combination ensures higher speed and makes the Leica M Monochrom even more versatile. For example, as the processor enables extremely fast processing of the image data captured by the sensor, sequences can now be shot much faster and assessed almost instantaneously in review mode on the camera’s monitor. As a further benefit, the Leica Maestro image processor also takes less than two seconds to deliver high-quality JPEG files in addition to the RAW data files in DNG format. Continue Reading »
Aaron Pomerantz, an entomologist, discovered an incredible caterpillar exhibiting bizarre behaviour that involves four strange tentacle-like appendages protruding from its abdomen in the Peruvian Amazon.
Yelling or shouting at the “Crazy Tentacled Caterpillar” elicits this bizarre behaviour.
The following video presents Crazy Tentacled Caterpillar in Tambopata, Peru:
We found a crazy tentacled caterpillar near the Tambopata Research Center in the Peruvian Amazon. This bizarre organism is the the genus Nematocampa – check it out and see more amazing wildlife at http://www.perunature.com . Video by Aaron Pomerantz, thanks to contributing footage by Steven Senisi of EdTechLens.
The following video is titled Nepal Earthquake Survivors In Dire Need Of Aid | NBC News:
NBC’s Ian Williams is on scene in Nepal, where buildings are in danger of collapsing following this weekend’s earthquake.
Sony will make a total donation of approximately 5 million Japanese yen (approximately US$42,000) to help relief efforts in communities affected by the earthquake in Nepal.
This includes a donation of 3 million Japanese yen (approximately US$25,300) from Sony Corporation, together with donations to be raised from Sony Group employees in Japan and Asia-Pacific region, with their contribution being matched by the company through a matching gifts program.
We express our profound condolences to the victims of the horrible earthquake in Nepal.
The following information is true and accurate at the time of publication.
April 30, 2015
Sony Support for Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts
(Tokyo, April 30, 2015) – Sony Corporation today announced that Sony and its group companies will make a donation of approximately 5 million Japanese yen to help relief efforts in communities affected by the earthquake in Nepal. This includes a donation of 3 million Japanese yen from Sony Corporation, together with donations to be raised from Sony Group employees in Japan and Asia-Pacific region, with their contribution being matched by the company through a matching gifts program.
Sony sends its sincerest condolences to all those affected by the Nepal earthquake and wishes for a full and swift recovery.
Join Moment Magazine and the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute for a celebration of the golden anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Moderated by journalist Steven V. Roberts, the event will feature Former Congressman Barney Frank, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Julian Bond, as well as include a “live photo exhibition of some of the period’s iconic photographs and live music from the Selma march era.”
The following video presents Donald Weber’s Molotov Cocktails & Anastasia Taylor-Lind’s Protester |BagNewsSalon (excerpt):
BagNews Salon Highlights: The Visual Framing of Kiev and the Battle for Independence Square
Donald Weber and Anatasia Taylor-Lind captured the Maidan uprising through portraiture. Weber was taken by the recycled alcohol bottles employed as molotov cocktails during the clashes. Taylor-Lind’s photographs used black backgrounds to draw out the personality of the protestor. Donald Weber discusses the details in these photographs with Michael Shaw, Ekaterina Haskins and Patrick Whalen.
TORONTO, Ontario – April 24, 2015: The Honorary Jury of the world’s largest photography competition today names Donald Weber as the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards’ Still Life Photographer of the Year.
Donald Weber, from Toronto who is a member of the acclaimed VII Photo and is represented by Circuit Gallery in Toronto, was selected from over 87,000 entries to the Professional competition for a series titled “Molotov Cocktails.” The winning work details the crude hand-made weapons of the EuroMaiden protestors in Kiev, Ukraine, called Molotov cocktails. The series is a part of his book Barricade: The EuroMaidan Revolt by Schilt Publishers.
Talking about his win Weber comments: “What I like about the Sony World Photography Awards, is that the categories are not dogmatic, it’s not about so-called rules, but finding the best work, regardless of how it was shot. The fact that my series ‘Molotov Cocktail’ won shows the diversity of image and story that are recognized.” Continue Reading »
Panasonic Light ID (identifier) Technology: Image extracted from video below
Panasonic is developing the new light ID (identifier) technology which is demonstrated in the following video titled Panasonic TVCF “Light ID solution”:
Panasonic’s “Light ID solution” makes various information able to transmit over ID signals from LED light sources such as illuminated signboards, show windows and displays. Wherever there’s light, a new door to information will open for you.
“Museum signage” via Panasonic’s light ID solution using a smartphone: Image extracted from video below
“Museum signage” also uses Panasonic’s light ID solution*, a high-speed visible light communication technology that enables easy reception of information from LED lighting and signage panels, using a smartphone.
This video presents Light ID Technology Using Smartphone Camera.
Technology showcased at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (Las Vegas, NV, January 6, 2015)
Information is received by reading visible light ID from digital signage or LED illumination (Light IDs are like barcodes or QR codes written in light). This technology is useful in crowded area where it can be difficult to access IDs.
Panasonic High-speed Visible Light Communication Technology
Light ID using conventional visible light communication technology had a dilemma.
Transmission rate was very low (approx. 10+bps) using a camera installed in a smartphone as a receiver, on the other hand, a special light receiving device is required for high-speed communication.
It hampers the spread of visible light communication.
However, the newly developed technology only requires users to download an app onto their smartphones, and also realizes transmission rates that are couple hundred times higher (several kbps).
The signal source is a flashing white LED of several thousand hertz and it can be installed in digital signage as a backlight as well as spotlights for works of art in museums and products in stores.
Visible light ID technology concept: Image by Panasonic
The Fujifilm X-A2 targets the beginner photographer desiring to upgrade from their smartphone to a mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera. The X-A2 boasts outstanding image quality, with low noise at high ISOs. A bonus: flip the LCD all the way up to face forward and the camera automatically enters into face and eye detection mode for easy selfies. A Mode Dial gives ready access to AUTO and Scene Modes to beginners while PASM modes and RAW modes are available to advanced users.
The Panasonic Lumix GM5 is ultra compact but accepts interchangeable lenses on a Micro Four Thirds mount, and delivers excellent DSLR-level image quality and performance. It features a high resolution EVF, is fully-featured and is customizable to the way you like to work.
Nikon ups the ante with their newest affordable full-frame DSLR, the Nikon D750. It features some of the most advanced features on its high-end full-frame DSLRs in an affordable, weather-resistant body. The D750 features 24.3MP on a FX-format CMOS sensor, 6.5fps burst, ISO 100-12800, 51 point AF system, dual card slots, Full HD (1080p) video at 60/50/30/25/24p with stereo sound, a tiltable LCD and built-in Wi-Fi.
The Fujifilm X100T is a compact premium rangefinder-styled digital camera with drop-dead gorgeous retro looks. Under the hoods of this beautifully-designed digital camera, there is a quality 35mm [equiv.] F2 Fujinon lens, an APS-C X-Trans sensor and an image processing CPU engine that all work together to capture outstanding image quality rivaling the top end DSLRs. This Third regeneration of the X100 adds significant improvements to the hybrid viewfinder and fixes some of the irksome issues in the previous models.
FUNDAMENTALS If you are new to digital cameras, first read up on Digital Camera Fundamentals to understand the important features you should pay special attention to when comparing digital cameras.
BUYER'S GUIDE We have taken the mystery out of the selection process in our Digital Camera Buyer's Guide. Here, you'll find the best digital cameras in four categories. Select the digital camera that is right for you in 4 simple steps.
TUTORIALS After you have bought your digital camera, go through our Digital Photography Tutorials for some tried and tested tips on taking good pictures. You can take better pictures. We plan to regularly add new articles covering a wide range of subjects to this section.