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Panasonic: Leica DG 100-400 mm (200-800 mm) f/4.0-6.3 Super Telephoto Lens and Lumix G 25 mm f/1.7 Lens Being Developed for Micro Four Thirds System

Thu July 16, 2015
LEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3 telephoto zoom lens

LEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3 telephoto zoom lens

One news that should get many photographers excited is the development of the first and much anticipated Leica super telephoto zoom lens for the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) system. With a 35mm equivalent of 200-800 mm, the LEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3 telephoto zoom lens will be the longest telephoto in the Panasonic lens line-up and it makes wildlife and sports action shooting now possible with a MFT mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera. Will the availability of this lens (and hopefully of more high quality long zoom lenses to come) tempt current DSLR professional photographers to finally ditch their bulky and heavy DSLRs and lenses and switch to Panasonic’s (and Olympus’) more compact and lighter mirrorless MFT alternatives? Available spring 2016. Pricing is not yet available.

Lumix G 25mm F1.7 ASPH

Lumix G 25mm F1.7 ASPH

Another lens being developed is the Lumix G 25mm Single Focal Length Lens with F1.7 ASPH. This lens is a 50mm (35 mm camera equivalent) single focal length lens with a large diameter. The 50mm focus distance offers almost the same viewing angle and sense of perspective of human eyes which means users can enjoy shooting a portrait or scenery as they see. The new lens also supports high speed digital signal exchange at 240 fps to comply with the high-speed, high-precision AF (Auto Focus) with DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology on the LUMIX G cameras. Available October with final pricing to be announced.

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PANASONIC ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF FIRST LEICA TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS FOR MICRO FOUR THIRDS SYSTEM

The First LEICA DG Zoom Lens in the Lineup1

MISSISSAUGA, ON (July 16, 2015) – Panasonic Canada is pleased to announce that the company is developing the first LEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3 telephoto zoom lens (35mm camera equivalent: 200-800mm) for the Micro Four Thirds system.
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Press Releases

Panasonic: New Lumix DMC-GX8 Camera Features 20.3MP Sensor, Dual Image Stabilizer and 4K Photo/Video Recording In A Rugged Splash/Dust-Proof Design

Thu July 16, 2015
Panasonic GX8

Panasonic GX8

The following video presents [NEW] Panasonic LUMIX GX8 Shooting Impression by Daniel Berehulak:

Daniel Berehulak, a world-renowned award-winning photojournalist, travelled to Cuba with new LUMIX DMC-GX8 to document an evolving culture and society going through significant social, political and economic change.

The Panasonic GX8 improves on the GX7 with a dual image stabilizer: the in-body sensor-shift image stabilizer now works in conjunction with the lens optical image stabilizer to take maximum advantage of both stabilizers in wide angle as well as at the tele end. Sensor resolution has increased to 20.3MP. The 4K Photo/Video capability and DFD (Depth from Defocus) technology of the G7 are now included. Both the EVF and rear monitor are high resolution OLED with time lag of less than 0.01 sec. Available September in either black or chrome metal with an MSP of CAD $1,599 (sold body only).

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PANASONIC CANADA ANNOUNCES LUMIX DMC-GX8 FLAGSHIP DSLM CAMERA

20.3-Megapixel GX8 includes Dual Image Stabilizer and 4K Video/Photo Capability

MISSISSAUGA, ON (July 16, 2015) – Panasonic Canada is proud to introduce the new LUMIX G Series DMC-GX8 Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera featuring a host of advanced functions packed into a splash and dust-proof rugged design.

Panasonic GX8

Panasonic GX8

For the first time in a LUMIX G camera, the DMC-GX8 boasts a dual image stabilizer1. By evolving the in-body image stabilizer, the new DMC-GX8 integrates Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer)1 to secure a more powerful handshake correction. Almost any type of handshake can be effectively suppressed with this innovative image stabilization system. As a result, you can get clear handheld shots in low-light situations.

Panasonic GX8: dual image stabilizer

Panasonic GX8: dual image stabilizer

The new 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor excels both in response, sensitivity and dynamic range. The Venus Engine dramatically boosts its performance with a quad-core CPU that enables high speed signal processing. Integrating superior noise reduction systems, the DMC-GX8 allows for shooting at max. ISO 25600. Sensitivity, gradation performance, resolution and colour reproduction are dramatically improved to achieve even higher picture quality. It is also capable of high speed burst shooting at 8 fps (AFS) / 6 fps (AFC).

Panasonic GX8

Panasonic GX8

The DMC-GX8 is capable of recording smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K video in 3840×2160 at 30p (60Hz) or 24p in MP4, capturing video footage that boasts stunning detail. Taking advantage of 4K video recording performance, users can capture 4K photo opportunities at 30 fps in 8-megapixel resolution. It is easy to get 4K photos with three 4K Photo modes; 4K Burst Shooting, 4K Burst S/S (Start/Stop) and 4K Pre-burst.

Panasonic GX8

Panasonic GX8


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Press Releases

Panasonic: New DMC-FZ300 24x Super Zoom Camera: Constant F2.8 Aperture, 4K Photo and Video Recording, Rugged Splash/Dust-Proof Design

Thu July 16, 2015
Panasonic DMC-FZ300

Panasonic DMC-FZ300

The following video presents [NEW] Introducing Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ300 – A New Hybrid Camera with Full-range F2.8 Aperture:

Panasonic is proud to introduce a new powerful zoom camera DMC-FZ300 with full range F2.8 aperture complying with 4K ultra high definition video recording and 4K Photo function in a splash/dust-proof rugged design. The 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and the new image processor Venus Engine in DMC-FZ300 feature enables shooting high quality image even in higher sensitivity recording up to ISO 6400, higher resolution and superior color reproduction. The LUMIX’s popular FZ series pack a powerful optical zoom and superior controllability including manual operation over photo and video recording. The DMC-FZ300 newly integrates a large, bright 1,440K-dot OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) LVF (Live View Finder) with approx.100% field of view. For even faster response and higher mobility, the DMC-FZ300 newly integrates the DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology to achieve ultra high-speed AF of approx. 0.09 sec. It contributes to the high speed burst shooting at 12 fps. With the Wi-Fi® connectivity, users can connect the camera to their smartphone / tablet to expand the flexibility in shooting/storing/sharing images.

The Panasonic FZ300 improves on the FZ200 with the addition of 4K Photo/Video capability in a splash/dust-proof rugged body. 4K Burst, 4K Burst (Start/Stop) and 4K Pre-burst are available just like on the G7. Also new is the DFD (Depth from Defocus) technology. The FZ300 retains the amazing 24x 25-600mm equivalent optical zoom lens with a constant F2.8 across the entire zoom range. Available mid-September with an MSP of CAD $799.99.

PRESS RELEASE

PANASONIC CANADA INTRODUCES SPLASH/DUST-PROOF RUGGED DESIGN LUMIX DMC-FZ300

Featuring 4K Photo and Video, 24x Optical Zoom and Full Range F2.8 Aperture1

MISSISSAUGA, ON (July 16, 2015) – Panasonic Canada is proud to introduce the DMC-FZ300, a powerful new zoom camera and successor to the DMC-FZ200. Building on the FZ200’s outstanding lens performance of full range F2.8 aperture (35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm), the DMC-FZ300 also features 4K ultra high definition photo and video recording.

Panasonic DMC-FZ300

Panasonic DMC-FZ300

The DMC-FZ300’s stunningly fast F2.8 aperture in 600mm, which has never before been achieved by any digital compact camera, makes it possible to capture moving subjects clearly with a fast shutter speed even at a distance. In addition, the cameras 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and the new Venus Engine allows for shooting high quality images up to ISO 6400, with a higher resolution and superior colour reproduction.

Panasonic DMC-FZ300

Panasonic DMC-FZ300

The DMC-FZ300 is capable of recording smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K video in 3840×2160 at 30p (60Hz) / or 24p in MP4, which allows users to capture footage in truly stunning detail. Taking advantage of 4K Photo, users can capture that perfect moment at 30 fps in 8-megapixel resolution. Three new exclusive functions will help capture the perfect moment: 4K Burst Shooting, 4K Burst S/S (Start/Stop) and 4K Pre-burst. These functions help capture unique moments by cropping the frame you want out of the 4K burst file.

Panasonic DMC-FZ300

Panasonic DMC-FZ300


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Articles

The Photographers’ Gallery Invites You: “Shirley Baker: Women, Children and Loitering Men” Exhibition at No Cost before 12:00 Daily, 17 Jul – 20 Sep 2015: Rare Colour Photos of the Working Class in Manchester & Salford of Late Twentieth Century Britain

Thu July 16, 2015

The following video presents Rare colour photos of slum life in 1960s Manchester – BBC World Service:

  • Here’s Curator Anna Douglas, from her interview with the BBC World Service, discussing Shirley Baker and the “ways she celebrated life with her lens.” The exhibition opens tomorrow.

The late Manchester street photographer Shirley Baker captured scenes of family life in some of the poorest neighbourhoods during the 1960s. Rather than depicting sadness and deprivation, however, the images show a certain “joie de vivre.” Anna Douglas, curator of a forthcoming exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery in London, explains how Shirley Baker celebrated life with her lens.
(Photo: Hulme, 1965 © Shirley Baker Estate, Courtesy of Shirley Baker Estate)
Presenter: @BBCDanDamon

The Photographers’ Gallery (TPG)

Presents

Shirley Baker: Women, Children and Loitering Men

Admission: FREE entry – before 12:00 Daily

17 Jul – 20 Sep 2015

Exhibition Day Pass –  £3/£2.50 Concs
Advanced Booking Online – £2.50/£2.00 Concs
For full list of concessions & exemptions
All proceeds go to support our public programme

TPG Head of Exhibitions Clare Grafik Leads a Tour of the Exhibition
25 July 2015: Tour Booking Free with Exhibition Pass

The Photographers’ Gallery
16–18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW, UK

Open 7 Days a Week Opening Times:

Mon – Fri: 10.00 – 18.00
Thu: 10.00 – 20.00
Sat: 10.00 – 18.00
Sun: 11.00 – 18.00

Last admissions 30 minutes before Gallery closes.

The Photographers’ Gallery invites you to the Shirley Baker: Women, Children and Loitering Men exhibition.

This exhibition includes previously unseen colour photographs by Baker alongside black and white images and ephemera such as magazine spreads, contact sheets and various sketches.
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Articles

How To Photograph The Black Spots On A Black Leopard

Wed July 15, 2015
credit: Rimba

credit: Rimba

The leopards roaming the jungles of Malaysia are mostly jet black, and researchers for a long time did not know that they actually had spots. And, without a clear view of these complex whirls of spots that are unique for each leopard, scientists studying them could not easily tell the black leopards apart.

Apparently, it was by accident that, by reviewing infrared images taken during the night, researchers discovered that black leopards indeed had spots. The near infrared flash that was activated in the night revealed a hidden spotting pattern underlying their coat.

credit: Rimba

credit: Rimba

The infrared flash on the camera is automatically activated at night, but the team got the camera to fire the infrared flash during the day. They did that by blocking the camera’s light metering sensor, tricking the camera into thinking it was night and therefore triggering the infrared flash. In this way, they were able to clearly photograph the spots.

Now, I wonder if they could maybe have the same results by using an infrared filter on their cameras — or, simply force firing the infrared flash during the day as fill-in flash?

via livescience

Articles

Leica Gallery Los Angeles: Opening Reception July 16 for Helen K. Garber “Undulations” Exhibition and Henthorne “Between Worlds” Exhibition: July 16 – August 31, 2015

Wed July 15, 2015

The following video presents Between Worlds Trailer v1:

The “Between Worlds Project” is a collaborative artistic endeavor combining Earth, Sea and Sky in a series of dramatic black and white photographic works.

Leica Gallery Los Angeles

Presents

Helen K. Garber “Undulations” Exhibition: July 16 – August 31

&

Henthorne “Between Worlds” Exhibition: July 16 – August 31, 2015

Opening Reception for Both Exhibitions – Thursday, July 16 (6pm- 9pm)

Leica Gallery Los Angeles
8783 Beverly Blvd,
West Hollywood CA 90048, USA
(424) 777-0341
Info@Leicagalleryla.com

Store Hours:

Monday through Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 12pm – 5pm

The following video presents Stinson South Time Lapse Vimeo Henthorne:

A rough edit timelapse from the “Between Worlds’ project.


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NASA & Houston Cinema Arts Society ‘CineSpace’ Short Film Competition for All Filmmakers: Videos Must Have at Least 10 Percent Publically Available NASA Imagery & Be Up to 15 Minutes (Total) Running Time: Submit Your Videos Before 11:59 p.m. EST on July 31, 2015

Wed July 15, 2015

cinespace-contest-logo-crop

The following video presents CineSpace Video Contest Promo from CineSpace on Vimeo.

NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society offer filmmakers around the world a chance to share their works inspired by, and using, real NASA imagery through “CineSpace,” a new short film competition premiering at Houston Cinema Arts Festival, November 12-19, 2015.

Films featuring real NASA footage collected from over 50 years of its history will be judged on the creativity, innovation, and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of spaceflight.

NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society will choose Finalist or “Official Selections,” which will screen at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival in November 2015. Other screenings may also take place throughout the year. NASA judges will award prizes from the Finalist pool.

What We Are Looking For: We are considering short video, film, and digital-media submissions of 15 minutes or less and are seeking works of all genres, formats, and styles including but not limited to narrative, documentary, humorous, dramatic, animation, experimental, ambient, music videos, re-mix, sports, horror, and underground.

We are looking for Submissions that

Are based on innovative artistic presentation and storytelling.
Provoke an emotional response.
Show a mastery of filmmaking craftsmanship.
Submissions MUST contain at least 10% (based on total running time) of NASA video imagery. More than 10% can be used and still photos can also be used in addition to the video imagery. This imagery may be obtained through the NASA Image Archives or other publicly available means such as YouTube or other.

Top prize for this competition is $10,000 USD.

Submission period: June 1, 2015 through July 31, 2015.

More information can be found on cinespace15.org, or by emailing cinespace@cinemartsociety.org

Entries will be competing for a total of $26,000 in prizes, with cash awards going to the top three submissions and the two films chosen that best depict the themes of “Benefits to Humanity from the International Space Station” and “Spirit of Future Exploration of Space.”

CineSpace is a new and untested chance to inspire the next generation of explorers. This unique opportunity allows others to help tell the story of humanity’s place in the cosmos as they see it, with the help of NASA’s vast library of moving and still imagery. Exploration and discovery, which are central to NASA’s mission, are as connected to human psyche as is art, so we are excited to see how artists can help to communicate that mission.

Michael Suffredini, International Space Station Program manager

The Screenings and Competition (hereafter “Competition”) is offered and open only to natural persons who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry.

  • Parents and guardians of film makers younger than 18 can submit on their behalf.
  • THIS COMPETITION IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

All genres will be considered for all prizes.

The Selection Committee and Competition Judges (collectively the “Jury”) understand that various genres and formats have different dominant qualities. The Jury will consider the following to select finalists and winners:

  • Is the work based on innovative artistic presentation and storytelling?
  • Does the work provoke an emotional response?
  • Does the work show a mastery of filmmaking craftsmanship?
  • Does the work exemplify creative excellence that pushes the boundaries of filmmaking and storytelling?
  • Does the work show a high level of technical, conceptual, and aesthetic innovation and display an exceptional level of creative vision.
  • Does the work show an exemplary use of the original NASA material used?
  • Does the work show an exceptional level of creative vision and execution?
  • Does the work capture a creative expression?
  • Does the work explore new ideas or techniques to further filmmaking as an art form?
  • Does the work offer a fresh perspective?

Considerations for Special Criteria
In general, The Jury is looking for Submissions that elevate the featured themes using creative and original cinematic and/or storytelling techniques.

“Film Best Depicting Benefits to Humanity from the International Space Station”
The Jury will use the following NASA statement as a guide:  “Through advancing the state of scientific knowledge of our planet, looking after our health, and providing a space platform that inspires and educates the science and technology leaders of tomorrow, these benefits will drive the legacy of the space station as its research strengthens economies and enhances the quality of life here on Earth for all people. This Special Award is for the submission that best captures and communicates this message.”

“Film Best Depicting Spirit of Future Exploration of Space.”
The Jury will use the following NASA statement as a guide:  “Exploration and pioneering have inspired and shaped civilizations since the dawn of history. Such endeavors are distinguishing characteristics of an advancing civilization. The U.S. and NASA have figured prominently in this story. As nations explore, they discover, innovate, prosper, lead— and become great. NASA missions, both robotic and human, expand the knowledge of our planet, our solar system, and the universe, leading to the expansion of mankind itself from the Earth to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. This Special Award is for the submission that best captures and communicates this message.”

Prizes

Competition Awards

  • Grand Prize: USD 10,000
  • Second Prize: USD 5,000
  • Third Prize: USD 3,000

Special Judging Categories and Awards for

  • Film Best Depicting Benefits to Humanity from the International Space Station: USD 4,000
  • Film Best Depicting Spirit of Future Exploration of Space: USD 4,000

All remaining finalists receive Official Selection mention.
All Finalists will be “CineSpace 2015 Official Selections” and their works will screen at Houston Cinema Arts Festival November 12-19, 2015. The Finalists’ works will also be posted on the HCAS (Houston Cinema Arts Society) website and various NASA websites. Subsequent screenings may take place at special events throughout the remaining year and a compilation of the finalist may be submitted for screening in its entirety to other collaborating film festivals internationally. All Finalists will be notified of website posts and all screenings.

The following video presents Cinespace15 Short Film Contest:

Deadline to Enter: July 31, 2015

http://cinespace15.org/

NASA and the Houston Cinema Arts Society will offer filmmakers around the world a chance to share their works inspired by and using actual NASA imagery through “CineSpace,” a new short film competition premiering at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival, November 12 – 19, 2015.

Films featuring real NASA footage collected from 50 years of exploring the universe will be judged on the same creativity, innovation and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of spaceflight. Works will compete for cash prizes and other recognition and the opportunity to be shown to audiences both on and off the Earth.

Entry


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Press Releases

Sony Will Showcase End-to-end Workflows & Its Latest Developments Around Image Technology and IP: 11 – 15 September at IBC 2015 in Amsterdam

Tue July 14, 2015

This video presents IP Live Production:

  • Vic Chao describes the integration of IP in a live production switching environment .

Sony is also set to show how 2015 will be a landmark year for Sony and IP.

Image extracted from video above

Image extracted from video above

Sony is returning to IBC (International Broadcasting Convention) this September to showcase its latest developments around its core capabilities: image technology, IP at the core as well as demonstrating its commitment to delivering end-to-end workflows.

  • Sony will be exhibiting from 11 to 15 September in the Elicium Hall at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre in Amsterdam.
  • Sony will be exhibiting at Stand C101.
  • The Sony press conference is scheduled for 9am CET on Friday, September 11, and will be streamed live.

IP (Internet Protocol) enables multiple video, audio, reference signals and control data to be transmitted between devices using a single network cable. This simplifies live production systems, reducing installation costs and dramatically improves in the efficiency of video transmission.

  • Sony has made significant advances in IP over the last year, including the first 4K over IP broadcast in Europe from IBC (International Broadcasting Convention) as well as spearheading the growing IP Live Alliance.
    • Sony’s Networked Media Interface packetizes and transmits HD and 4K video, audio, and metadata in real time over standard network infrastructures. Sony is also developing low latency video codec (LLVC) technology to support the video compression required for 4K 60p transmission over 10 Gbps Ethernet.
    • This technology also enhances Sony’s IP Live Production system, making live studio and sports broadcasts more efficient and less expensive. At IBC 2014, Sony announced an alliance of leading companies, including Evertz, for their support for Sony Network Media Interface to allow customers to use an IP infrastructure in their facilities, and support broadcasters through the transition from legacy SDI environments to IP-based infrastructures.

Sony’s IP Live Production Solutions in the UK
Sony is working with standards bodies including SMPTE, VSF, and JT-NM (Joint Task Force on Networked Media) to create a unified standard for IP Live. The IP Live codec is in the process of becoming an open industry standard through SMPTE.

Sony, in collaboration with some of the world’s leading broadcast industry organisations, has created the Networked Media Interface. This AV over IP interface delivers low latency and noise-free switching of HD and 4K video, audio and metadata, as part of IP-based networking. It forms the backbone of IP Live Production Solutions.

http://www.sony.co.uk/pro/article/broadcast-products-ip-live

PRESS RELEASE

Sony enhances solutions-based approach at IBC 2015 to accompany partners through the networked media landscape

Basingstoke – July 10th, 2015: Sony is returning to IBC this September to reinforce and build upon its industry-leading position as a technology innovator, solutions provider, and trusted business partner. Sony will showcase its latest developments around its core capabilities: image technology, IP at the core as well as demonstrating its commitment to delivering end-to-end workflows. By expanding upon its ‘Beyond Definition’ theme, Sony will show how its latest innovations help customers optimise the creative, operational and economic value of their work. Sony will be exhibiting from 11th to 15th September in the Elicium Hall at the RAI in Amsterdam.
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Press Releases

Canon Europe Will Demonstrate Its Professional 4K Workflow at IBC 2015: 10 -15 September

Tue July 14, 2015

The following video presents Introducing the Canon EOS C300 Mark II:

Join Canon U.S.A.’s Technical Advisor Brent Ramsey as he discusses the new features and benefits of the EOS C300 Mark II Cinema camera. This camera is an evolutionary, second-generation CINEMA EOS System model that’s been reworked, redesigned, and reengineered with the valued input of thousands of users worldwide. Starting with a brand new Super 35mm 8.85 MP Sensor, the EOS C300 Mark II offers a dynamic range of 15 stops – and an amazing amount of shadow protection thanks to a new Log gamma that’s been created – Canon Log 2.

Canon Europe will be demonstrating its end-to-end professional 4K workflow at IBC 2015 (International Broadcasting Convention 2015), the leading global tradeshow for media and broadcast professionals in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Conference 10 September – 14 September
Exhibition: 11 September – 15 September

  • Canon’s IBC stand can be found at Hall 11, stand E50.

Canon will showcase its first-class 4K range in its entirety for the first time in Europe, which will include:

Canon EOS C300 Mark II

Canon EOS C300 Mark II

Canon XC10

Canon XC10

PRESS RELEASE

Canon demonstrates industry-leading 4K ‘glass-to-glass’ workflow at IBC 2015

LONDON, 13 July 2015 – Canon Europe will be demonstrating its end-to-end professional 4K workflow at IBC 2015, the leading global tradeshow for media and broadcast professionals in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Canon, having exhibited at IBC for more than three decades, will showcase its first-class 4K range in its entirety for the first time in Europe – with 4K lenses, sensors and reference displays, all on show to demonstrate the company’s advanced glass-to-glass 4K workflow.
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Firmware Updates

Canon: New Firmware Version 1.0.3.0 for XF205 / XF200 Camcorders is Available at No Cost: New Features Include IP Streaming, Slow & Fast Motion Recording, Improved Zoom Operation

Mon July 13, 2015

The following video presents Canon XF200/205 Camcorder Tutorial Series: Camera Optics:

Join Jem Schofield in this tutorial series for Canon’s XF200 and XF205 Professional Camcorders.

In this episode, Jem discusses the optics of the camera including the optical/digital zoom, autofocus modes and powered image stabilization.

Canon XF205

Canon XF205

Canon XF200

Canon XF200

This is an update to the previous blog, Canon Firmware Upgrades at No Charge for XF205 and XF200: Available in Mid-April for Image-quality Setting & Late-June 2015 for IP Video Streaming.

Product Advisories

Original Posting Date: June 29, 2015

Firmware Version 1.0.3.0 incorporates the following additions and improvements:

  1. IP streaming has been added, which is an image (video) transmission method.
  2. Slow and fast motion recording function has been added for the MP4 format.
  3. Improved zoom operation when using the Browser Remote application.
  4. Improved the user interface to simplify configuration of the camcorder network settings.


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Advisories

Nikon D750 Digital SLR Camera Service Advisory: Issue Regarding Shading in Images Due to the Shutter Not Functioning Properly

Mon July 13, 2015

D750 Service Advisory

July 9, 2015

To users of the Nikon D750 digital SLR camera (issue regarding shading in images)

Thank you for choosing Nikon for your photographic needs.

It has come to our attention that the shutter in some Nikon D750 Digital SLR cameras manufactured in October and November of 2014 may not function properly sometimes resulting in a shading of a portion of images taken with the D750 camera. To correct this issue, Nikon will service these affected D750 cameras free of charge as indicated below.

For those who have already purchased a D750 and would like to have their camera serviced to correct this issue, Nikon service centers will service cameras as indicated below. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this issue may have caused.

Identifying affected D750 cameras
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Press Releases

Canon: New Speedlite 430EX III-RT External Flash Featuring Wireless Flash Shooting and Compact Size for Photographers of All Levels

Mon July 13, 2015
Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT

Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT

PRESS RELEASE

Canon U.S.A. Adds To Flash Lineup With Speedlite 430EX III-RT

New External Flash Unit Features Wireless Flash Shooting and Compact Size

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 8, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT external flash unit featuring – for the first time in the Canon 430EX series – radio-controlled wireless flash shooting capabilities designed to make creative light control more manageable and versatile for photographers of all levels. This third generation Speedlite is a perfect primary flash unit for amateur and advanced amateur photographers looking to create beautiful portraits with Canon digital cameras such as the EOS Rebel T6i, as well as professional photographers looking for a small and lightweight secondary flash.

“Canon is proud to offer outstanding photographic accessories that help enhance a photographer’s overall creative experience when shooting with our EOS DSLR cameras,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The new Speedlite 430EX III-RT provides photographers with a very responsive flash unit having new wireless capabilities that enable users to create more professional lighting effects than if they were to rely on their camera’s pop-up flash alone.”

Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT

Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT


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