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Press Releases

Nikon: New AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR are Professional Telephoto Lenses: Increased Performance & Reduced Weight

Thu July 2, 2015

The following video presents NIKKOR Lens Technology:

Take a look into the innovative technology that goes into NIKKOR lenses and see why professionals around the world settle for nothing less than NIKKOR lenses.

Today, Nikon Inc. announced two new professional telephoto lenses, the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR, with new features such as:

  • increased autofocus (AF) tracking and optical performance, and
  • significant reduction in weight.
AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR

AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR

AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR: Specifications at a glance

AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR: Specifications at a glance

AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR

AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR

AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR: Specifications at a glance

AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR: Specifications at a glance

The new AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR will be available in mid-July for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $10,299.95***. The AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR will be available in mid-July for the SRP $12,299.95***. Both lenses also come with a newly redesigned, lightweight, custom-fit hard case for transport.

PRESS RELEASE

July 2, 2015

Pack Lighter to Go Further: Nikon Announces Two New Professional Super Telephoto NIKKOR Lenses

The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR Lenses Dominate the Sidelines With Superior Optical and AF Tracking Performance, While New Design Reduces Weight

MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon Inc. announced two new super telephoto lenses, the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR. These two NIKKOR lenses use the latest Nikon lens technologies to enhance autofocus (AF) tracking and optical performance, while benefitting photographers with a significant reduction in weight. Ideal for sports, action, wildlife and press events, these lenses offer photographers the ability to capture striking images from afar with brilliant clarity and sharpness.

AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR

AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR

AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR

AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR

“The new NIKKOR 500mm and 600mm f/4 lenses were developed to give photographers the advantage on the sidelines or in the field, with a lens that can keep up with the action and get the decisive shot,” said Masahiro Horie, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. “By the fourth quarter or final period, users will sincerely appreciate the weight reduction of these lenses which allow for extended shooting, even into overtime.”

Photo taken with the new AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens and the Nikon D4S camera. (Photo Credit: Craig Kolesky)

Photo taken with the new AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens and the Nikon D4S camera. (Photo Credit: Craig Kolesky)

Photo taken with the new AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR and the Nikon D4S. (Photo Credit: Ole Jørgen Liodden)

Photo taken with the new AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR and the Nikon D4S. (Photo Credit: Ole Jørgen Liodden)

Increased Performance, Reduced Weight
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Contests

Ian Parry Scholarship 2015 for Documentary & Visual Photojournalism Students and Freelance Photographers of the Age of 24 Years and Under, from Any Country: Apply Online Until 14 July 2015

Wed July 1, 2015

The Ian Parry Scholarship 2015

  • The scholarship is FREE to enter for all full time students including recently graduating students and BA, MA and MFA students, from any country.
  • It is also open to photographers (not attending a course) who are 24 years old or younger.
  • Entrants must submit examples of their work from their portfolio and a brief synopsis of a project they would undertake as if they won.

We ask you send us a folder of a 12 image portfolio, an application form and a synopsis of a story you would like to shoot should you win via yousendit or dropbox to entries@ianparry.org You should include research and a budget with your plan.

Prizes

  • £3,500 (5494.65 US Dollar at the current exchange rate) and a Canon camera for the winner.
  • £500 (784.88 US Dollar at the current exchange rate) to the finalists.
  • Save The Children offers an international paid commission to one of the finalists.
  • A selection of the winning images will be published in the Sunday Times magazine Spectrum and exhibited in London, also appearing in a special edition Ian Parry Scholarship catalogue.

The Ian Parry Scholarship deadline is 14 July 2015.

You can get more info and download the application at http://www.ianparry.org/apply/ .

'The Tower of David' was a project shot by Alejandro Cegarra, and with which he became the 2014 Ian Parry Scholarship winner. Image Credit: Alejandro Cegarra

‘The Tower of David’ was a project shot by Alejandro Cegarra, and with which he became the 2014 Ian Parry Scholarship winner. Image Credit: Alejandro Cegarra

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Articles

Intel Security’s Most Toxic Superheroes List 2015: Tips to Stay Protected

Wed July 1, 2015
Most Toxic Superheroes 2015: Infographic Courtesy of Intel Security

Most Toxic Superheroes 2015: Infographic Courtesy of Intel Security

With Comic Con kicking off next week, today Intel Security is releasing its 3rd annual Most Toxic Superheroes list, with Aquaman coming in at number 1. The King of Atlantis reclaims the top spot after topping the inaugural list in 2013.

Canada’s most famous superhero – Wolverine – finished as the 3rd most toxic superhero of 2015.

Intel Security conducted research on the comic universe’s top heroes to learn which searches may be leading consumers to viruses, malware and other inappropriate content that can be considered dangerous, can compromise private information or infect their devices.

As movie studios continue to announce plans to create films and TV series based on comic fans’ favourites – including Aquaman, Doctor Strange and Iron Fist – the study’s results explain why sites that feature these popular superheroes have the potential to be targeted by cybercriminals. They are aware that people are surfing for these characters, giving cybercriminals ample opportunity to steal innocent people’s personal information.

The top 10 superheroes most likely to affect online surfers this year are:

Intel Security’s Top 10 Most Toxic Superheroes*:
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Press Releases

Olympus AIR A01 Smartphone-Controlled Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera

Tue June 30, 2015

Olympus has announced the Olympus AIR A01 camera in Canada and the United States (released earlier in February in Japan). The Olympus AIR A01 is like a “camera in a lens,” except that in this case, the lens is interchangeable. So, it features the Micro Four Thirds mount (allowing the use of any compatible mFT lens), a 16-megapixel sensor, electronic shutter, built-in battery and a microSD card slot. It does not have an integrated LCD display. Instead, it connects to your smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and uses the OA.Central for Olympus Air app (free download) to allow you to view the images on your smartphone’s or tablet’s screen.

Olympus AIR A01 with lens and smartphone attached

Olympus AIR A01 with lens and smartphone attached

Even though at first glance the Olympus AIR A01 seems to transform your smartphone into an incredibly capable camera, truth is that the AIR A01 is a mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILC) though it’s shaped more like a lens or a mount adapter than a boxy camera. It uses your smartphone simply as a dispay device with touch AF capability. It does exactly the same thing as any Olympus mirrorless camera running the appropriate remote control app to enable the use of your smartphone or tablet to remote control the camera. The only difference is that the AIR A01 looks like a big lens that you can attach to your smartphone (as large as the iPhone 6 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4) using an angled mount — and it looks cool. It looks like you are attaching this big lens (in fact, any wide-angle or even super telephoto mFT lens, though a wide to tele zoom lens would be the most versatile) to your smartphone and suddenly you’re taking these amazing high resolution photos! Or, you might decide not to attach it at all, instead placing it on a tripod, a table or hand-holding it while using your smartphone or tablet as a remote display/control.

Since the AIR A01 is a mirrorless ILC similar to other Olympus mirrorless cameras, you can therefore expect the same cutting-edge imaging technology inside and can take full advantage of all the mFT lenses available from Olympus and other brands. It has the same 16-megapixel sensor and TruePic VII image processor as the latest OM-D and PEN® cameras, the FAST AF system for high-speed, high-precision focusing, RAW capture (transfer to PC using the microSD card), 1080p video recording, a 10 fps consecutive shooting mode and a silent electronic shutter with a 1/16000 sec. max. shutter speed. It does not feature built-in sensor-shift image stabilization (so Panasonic’s optically image stabilized lenses may become popular here). The built-in battery is rated for 320 shots per charge and is charged via USB.

A feature that is going to become more and more common as we start living and working in the Cloud is the integration of the Olympus AIR A01 with Amazon Cloud Drive. This allows for direct-to-cloud storage: you take a picture and it gets saved in the Cloud directly, thus bypassing the limited storage of the memory card and making the images instantly available for posting across social media outlets.

Camera controls that you can access and set on your smartphone or tablet’s screen include iAuto, PASM mode, movie mode, exposure settings, white balance and ISO speed. These are available by downloading the OA.ModeDial app. In all, Olympus has written 8 apps: OA.Central, OA.ModeDial, OA.ArtFilter, OA.Clips, OA.ColorCreator, OA.Genius, OA.PhotoStory and OA.Viewer (all bundled together into OA.Central).

Since Olympus has chosen to make the AIR A01 an open platform, developers can create their own apps for the camera using the available software development kit.

Olympus AIR A01 with 14-42mm EZ lens attached

Olympus AIR A01 with 14-42mm EZ lens attached

The Olympus AIR A01 will be available in the United States in July 2015 in Black or White for $299.99 (body only) or $499.99 paired with a 14-42mm EZ lens, and in Canada in August 2015 in Black or White for $399.99 (body only) or $599.99 paired with a 14-42mm EZ lens.

PRESS RELEASE

OLYMPUS AIR™ A01 DELIVERS OM-D® IMAGE QUALITY IN A SMART DEVICE WITH DEDICATED APP.

16-Megapixel Micro Four Thirds® Sensor, Built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth, Silent Electronic Shutter, 10 fps Consecutive Shooting, Full HD Video, USB Charging, Dedicated Smartphone App

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., June 30, 2015, 1:00pm EDT — Olympus America Inc. is pleased to announce availability of the Olympus Air A01 camera in Canada and the United States. Olympus Air A01 with Amazon Cloud Drive integration is a compact camera excluding an integrated display; images are instead composed using a smartphone or tablet, which communicates with the camera via Wi-Fi and OA.Central for Olympus Air, Air A01’s dedicated app. The camera includes a 16-megapixel sensor and a Micro Four Thirds mount, delivering DSLR image quality and full compatibility with Olympus’s comprehensive collection of Micro Four Thirds lenses, expanding the capabilities of your smartphone.

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Advisories, Leica

Leica Product Advisory 06/29/2015: CCD Sensors of Leica M9 / M9-P / M Monochrom and M-E Camera Models

Tue June 30, 2015

The following video presents Leica – Revival of a legend | Made in Germany:

A Leica is forever. That motto was the brand’s selling point – and very nearly its downfall. After failing to keep pace with the digital revolution, in 2004 the German company almost went bankrupt. Then investor Andreas Kaufmann stepped in, and brought Leica back from the brink. Since then, Leica has invested 80 million euros in research and development. And in 2009, Leica achieved profitability once again. Report by Joanna Gottschalk.

Leica: CCD sensor of the M-E camera

Leica: CCD sensor of the M-E camera

The product advisory below applies to the Leica M9M9-PM Monochrom and M-E camera models.

Leica M9

Leica M9

Leica M9-P, silver chrome

Leica M9-P, silver chrome

Leica M Monochrom

Leica M Monochrom

Leica M-E

Leica M-E

PRODUCT ADVISORY

Latest information on the CCD sensors of the Leica M9 / M9-P / M Monochrom and M-E camera models

06/29/2015

Since the recognition of a corrosion-related problem on the cover glass of the sensors of the above-mentioned camera models (see information from 10.12.2014), we have been working with our sensor supplier on a long-term technical solution.
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Panasonic, Reviews

Panasonic Lumix G7 Hands-on Preview

Mon June 29, 2015

Here is our hands-on preview of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7, a mid-range mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera incorporating the latest technologies from Panasonic. Since we received a pre-production unit, we have only commented on the Handling & Feel section. The images we have taken look great, but we’ll have to reserve final conclusions about image quality when we receive a production unit.

Read our Panasonic Lumix G7 Hands-on Preview.

Firmware Updates

Fujifilm X-T1 / X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition Cameras: Firmware Update Ver.4.00 (June 29, 2015) Is Now Available at No Cost

Mon June 29, 2015
Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition

Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition

This is an update to the previous blog, Fujifilm: Firmware Ver. 4.00 for X-T1 and X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition Will be Posted in Late June 2015: New Auto Focus System Has Advanced Technologies for X-T10 and XT-1 Cameras.

Both FUJIFILM X-T1 and FUJIFILM X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition cameras have a new firmware update ver.4.00 which is now available to download at http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/x/xt1/index.html .

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1

Faster & Faster

Here is a Fujifilm tip to make the camera even faster!

Image Courtesy of Fujifilm

Image Courtesy of Fujifilm

Simply updating the firmware won’t make full use of X-T1’s potential. If you want the fastest performance, set the “HIGH PERFORMANCE” option to ON from the menu below:

SETUP 2 > POWER MANAGEMENT > HIGH PERFORMANCE

  • The AF speed will be faster by setting the option.
  • It will depend on the lens used and the shooting environment, but it will be faster by approx. 0.04 sec.
  • This menu is not limited to X-T1. Other models like X-T10 and X-E2 also have the menu as well.
  • The sacrifice to make the AF speed faster is the greater battery consumption, but it is a good option to remember when you are at the critical moment to take the best shot.
  • If you carry a spare battery with you, then maybe it is not a bad idea to set the menu on at all times.

The following video presents Fuji Guys – Fujifilm X-T1 Firmware Version 4.00 – New Features:

The Fuji Guys are back to demonstrate the new improvements found in the new Firmware Version 4.00 update. The new Firmware Update V.4.00 for the FUJIFILM X-T1 and X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition features an advanced autofocus system for incredible performance when shooting moving subjects and exciting action scenes. Users will also experience improved auto focus accuracy for still images and video, Eye Detection, enhanced shutter speed dial operation, Exposure Compensation control in Manual mode, and finer framing grid lines for enhanced visibility and image composition.

Follow the Fuji Guys on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/fujiguys

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1

PRESS RELEASE

Substantial firmware updates for the X-T1, delivering a new AF system for better capture of moving subjects among other improvements

May 11, 2015
Updated : June 23, 2015

Fujifilm Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) has announced that it will release a free firmware update for both the Fujifilm X-T1 and Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition in late June, 2015. The firmware introduces a new AF system with upgraded autofocus performance as well as an array of other improvements that reflect feedback from users.

Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition

Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition


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Press Releases

Artie Techie Juried Art Show at Huntington Summer Arts Festival At No Cost in New York July 2 – 18, 2015 : Manipulated Digital Prints, Camera-generated Images, Computer-generated Images & “Completely Cameraless Photographs”

Sun June 28, 2015

“Completely cameraless photographs” are also called photograms.

Photograms

The photogram represents a unique art form requiring only the action of light on a photosensitive substrate.

The history of photography is punctuated by practitioners who have developed a technique or style that has become a part of art history.  The first period of “photogram” exploration was to gain scientific record of natural objects (e.g. Anna Atkins).  The second period was a rediscovery of the artistic potential as illustrated by Christian Schad, Man Ray and Lazlo Moholy-Nagy in the Dada, Surrealist and Constructivist periods of art, respectively.

More recently, photogramists have utilized the photogram as a means of artistic expression to produce a wide variety of designs and surreal imagery.

This imagery is being created using traditional silver-gelatin black and white materials and other photosensitive media including cyanotype that are now considered alternative methods. Others are using both negative and positive acting color photographic materials to create ‘photograms’.

http://www.photograms.org/

The following video presents DAVID ZWIRNER – Thomas Ruff:

Thomas Ruff’s new photograms series depict abstract shapes, lines, and  spirals in seemingly random formations with varying degrees of  transparency and illumination. Their compositions are reminiscent of artistic experimentation with camera-less photography in the 1920s, where objects  were placed directly on photo sensitive paper and exposed to light,  creating white or gray silhouettes wherever they made contact. Cherished in  particular by Surrealists, such photograms were governed by unanticipated light effects, allowing for the element of chance in the final result. Yet both the objects and the light in Ruff’s “photograms” derive from a virtual studio built by a custom-made software program, giving the artist more control over the outcome.

Ruff adds colors to his photograms (a departure from the monochrome tones of traditional versions), creating visually complex, illusory arrangements of foreground and background, definition and blur. The composition of each work appears to present a fragment of a larger, continuous whole, much like the artist’s photographs of stars and galaxies gathered from negatives bought from the European Southern Observatory, but ultimately corresponding to his own pictorial scheme. As in this earlier series, Ruff’s photograms are autonomous from actual referents.

By invoking early twentieth century processes—which in the hands of artists like László Moholy-Nagy and Man Ray carried revolutionary promises of a more direct representation of light than photography mediated by a  camera—Ruff’s photograms suggest an equally radical method of simulating light using calculations based on optics. Their digital generation raises broader questions about what constitutes photography, and ultimately touches upon the issue of the medium’s veracity. As such, they continue the artist’s interest in exploring the limits of photographic representation, in the process reinventing many of its familiar genres.

The works in Ruff’s ma.r.s. series are based on black-and-white satellite photographs of the surface of Mars, taken by NASA spacecraft as part of a search for clues about how long water existed on the planet, and if it was ever present for a long enough spell to provide a habitat for life (“ma.r.s.” stands for “Mars Reconnaissance Survey”). Ruff’s images show extreme close-ups of the planet’s rugged surface, until recently unseen by anyone.  Downloading the pictures from NASA’s website, the artist used computer  manipulation to infuse the gray-scale images with saturated color. The resulting chromogenic prints transform the originals into visual statements  that both capture the sweeping enormity of the planetary surface while distancing themselves from representational imagery, evocative instead of abstract and minimalist compositions

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David Zwirner- 525 W. 19th
525 W. 19th Street
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New York, NY 10011-2808
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50th Anniversary Huntington Summer Arts Festival

Presents

Artie Techie Juried Art Show

Exhibit: July 2 – 18, 2015
Opening Reception July 10, 6-8pm

FREE Admissions: All are Welcome to Attend

Main Street Gallery, 213 Main Street, Huntington New York, USA

Main Street Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday  9 am – 5 pm; Saturday 12 pm – 4 pm
Please note the Gallery will be closed July 3-4 in observance of the holiday.

Phone: 631-271-8423
email info@huntingtonarts.org

Enjoy!

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Apps

Samsung Won Several Prestigious Honors at the Cannes Lions 2015: “Look at Me” Interactive Camera App Helps Children with Autism; Smartphone App “Backup Memory” Helps Alzheimer’s Patients Via Photos & Videos

Sat June 27, 2015

Samsung Electronics has earned several prestigious honors at the Cannes Lions International festival of creativity 2015 for several creative projects, including:

  • Look at Me: A campaign for an app that helps children with autism to improve their ability to make eye contact.

This video presents [Look At Me] Introducing the Interactive Camera App for Children with Autism (short ver.).

  • Backup Memory: A smartphone app that functions as a memory stimulator for those exhibiting early signs of Alzheimer’s. The app helps patients become aware of their immediate surroundings by identifying nearby family members and friends, and also reminds patients about their relationship with each person and memories they’ve shared in the past through photographs and videos. Furthermore, the app provides the patient with a notification in real time when a related person gets close to the patient as shown in the video below.

The following video presents BACKUP MEMORY SAMSUNG:

How relatives use a mobile app to connect
Alzheimer sufferers to their memories

Backup Memory is available in two languages – English and French – and can be downloaded through Google Play.

However, this isn’t the last of Backup Memory. Azer and his colleagues are working on upgrading the app, adding additional features and brushing up the user interface. One of those features is expected to rely on a smartphone’s GPS signal to provide family members with the real-time location of their loved ones.

“Backup Memory is not exactly a technological breakthrough, but it is definitely a good use of existing technology,” said Azer. “We are satisfied with the progress so far, but we’d like to do more. There is so much good you can do with technology, and I’d like to think that we’re just getting started.”

http://global.samsungtomorrow.com/samsung-volunteers-in-tunisia-develop-app-for-alzheimers-patients/#

NEWS RELEASE

Cannes Lions 2015: Cannes Falls in Love with Samsung Electronics

June 26, 2015

Samsung Electronics has earned several prestigious honors at the Cannes Lions International festival of creativity 2015 which takes place from June 21 to 27. Cannes Lions is one of the world’s biggest annual awards show and festival for professionals in the creative communications industry. Last year, Samsung garnered 16 awards at this award.
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Contests

Fujifilm “Honor Your Favorite Service Men and Women” Photo Sweepstakes-Consumer for the USA and Washington, D.C.: Register and Upload Your Unique Personal Photos Based on Theme “Honor Your Favorite Service Men and Women” Before 5:00 p.m. EDT on July 10, 2015

Fri June 26, 2015

The following video presents Fuji Guys – Fujifilm XQ2 – First Look:

Sweepstakes Period: Consumer

  • Sweepstakes begins and entries will be accepted commencing as of Monday, June 22, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. EDT.
  • Sweepstakes will close and no more entries will be accepted as of 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, July 10, 2015.
  • The prize winner will be selected at random in a random drawing at the Sponsors’ headquarters, 200 Summit Lake Drive, Valhalla, NY by the Sponsors from among all eligible and valid entries received. The random drawing will be held generally within 4 days of the end of the Sweepstakes Period as referenced above, from all eligible and valid entries received. Alternate winners will be selected at the same time.
  • This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, plus Washington, D.C., who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry.Void in Puerto Rico and wherever else prohibited by law. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable laws.

Prizes. Total ARV (Approximate Retail Value) of Prizes to be awarded: $489.84.

ONE (1) Prize consists of the following:
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Firmware Updates

Samsung NX1 Camera: New Firmware Version 1.31 (Jun 9, 2015) is Available for Download: Improvements of “Color Temperature” of White Balance & Movie Recording

Fri June 26, 2015

The following video presents [Samsung SMART CAMERA NX1] 4K Short Film “IN A CITY” by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and HITRECORD, which showcases 4K UHD capabilities of the Samsung NX1:

“In a City” takes an intimate look at the cities we live in by the simple and solitary act of walking through them. It tells the story of our jagged days and nights as we wander about the urban spaces that we dwell in but do not come from. Shot entirely on the NX1 in 4K/UHD by Joseph Gordon-Levitt along with members of the HITRECORD community from all over the world, the film spans the globe from Los Angeles to Cairo, Tokyo to Rio De Janeiro, and from Prague to London and Sheffield, UK.

Directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

NX1-front-600

This is an update to the previous blog, Samsung: New Firmware Ver.1.30 (May 18, 2015) for NX1 Camera is Now Available: Updates Include Improved FHD Video Recording, Enhanced AF Performance, Supports Tizen OS TV Connection.

Samsung Firmware File (Firmware) ver.1.31 – All OS (MULTI LANGUAGE, 293.39 MB)
Jun 9, 2015

Samsung recently released this new firmware for the NX1 camera, which includes the following improvements:
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Press Releases

Nikon: Urban-exploration Photographer David de Rueda Uses Nikon D810 Camera and NIKKOR Lenses to Create Photography “Project Spotlight: Abandoned Places”

Thu June 25, 2015

The following video is titled Nikon presents ‘Project Spotlight: Abandoned places’ (coming soon):

To support emerging talent, Nikon presents Project Spotlight! In the coming months, we will be shining the light on photographers eager to take their skills to the next level. First up is this French photographer who is all about exploring abandoned spaces to capture them in ways we have never seen before. Stay tuned to find out what he achieves!

Nikon has partnered with urban-exploration photographer David de Rueda to capture abandoned places in nine countries of Europe, which have rarely or never been photographed before.

During the project, David used the following equipment:

Nikon D810

Nikon D810

AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G

AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G

AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

The following video presents Nikon D810 Product video:

Create your new masterpiece with the exquisite Nikon D810. From delicate textures to high-speed movement, this all-versatile 36.3-megapixel camera is ready for anything.

With a redesigned 36.3 MP FX-format sensor, ultra-wide ISO range, and EXPEED 4 image processor, you get unprecedented sharpness, sumptuous tonality, and reduced noise across all sensitivities.

Flagship AF performance and Full HD movie recording at 1080/60p ensure you’re free to capture any kind of scene with rigorous precision. Nikon’s Picture Control 2.0 provides exceptional in-camera image processing/optimisation flexibility. Up to 7 fps burst rate to capture fast-moving subjects with incredible flexibility. Shoot uncompromised full-resolution images at up to 5 fps. Shoot 15.3-MP images at up to 7 fps in DX crop mode. The D810’s ISO range starts at ISO 64 for cleaner, better-defined images. Shoot at up to ISO 12800, or extend the range from 32 to 51200 ISO (equivalent).

PRESS RELEASE – Amsterdam | The Netherlands

Abandoned Places: Nikon and UrbEx photographer David de Rueda capture the relics of Europe’s past

Image Credit: David de Rueda

Image Credit: David de Rueda


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