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Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM, a Full-Frame E-Mount Mirrorless Lens for Astrophotography and Landscape/Adventure Photography: Most Compact and Lightweight in Its Class, Fast and Quiet AF, Soft & Natural Bokeh, Easy De-click for Movies, Focus-Mode Switch, Dust-/ Moisture-Resistance

The following video presents Sony | Lens | SEL24F14GM | Product Feature:
Stunning F1.4 resolution in a mobile prime lens FE 24mm F1.4 GM Unsparing application of leading-edge technology achieves refined G Master performance with consistently high resolution and soft, natural bokeh even at the widest F1.4 aperture setting. The lens is both compact and the lightest in its class*, maximizing portability. It also offers fast, precise AF drive, top-level control and reliability.

*Compared to 24mm F1.4 auto focus lenses for 35mm full-frame format cameras, as of September 2018, Sony survey.

Sony introduced a new addition to their G Master series of full-frame E-mount lenses, a 24mm F1.4 prime lens.

Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM (model SEL24F14GM) lens’ highlights include:

  • DDSSM (Direct Drive SSM) for quiet, highly precise focus lens control
  • Circular 11-blade aperture for beautiful defocus effects
Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM (model SEL24F14GM): "An 11-blade circular aperture enhances soft, natural looking bokeh achieved through advanced design and a manufacturing process that includes precise control of spherical aberration. A minimum focusing distance of 0.79 ft (0.24 m) and maximum magnification of 0.17x mean close-up capability that, combined with the wide-angle view of the lens, can produce dramatic perspectives that also make good use of deep, lush bokeh." Image Courtesy of Sony

Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM (model SEL24F14GM): “An 11-blade circular aperture enhances soft, natural looking bokeh achieved through advanced design and a manufacturing process that includes precise control of spherical aberration. A minimum focusing distance of 0.79 ft (0.24 m) and maximum magnification of 0.17x mean close-up capability that, combined with the wide-angle view of the lens, can produce dramatic perspectives that also make good use of deep, lush bokeh.” Image Courtesy of Sony

  • 10 groups with 13 elements, including two XA (extreme aspherical) and three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) elements.
Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM (model SEL24F14GM):[1] Extreme aspherical lens (XA lens) [2] ED glass

Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM (model SEL24F14GM): [1] Extreme aspherical lens (XA lens) [2] ED glass

  • Two XA (extreme aspherical) elements in an optical design contribute to G Master’s high resolution
Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM: "Natural reproduction of point sources is particularly important for scenes that include stars or city lights at night, for example. (1. A star shot with the FE 24mm F1.4 GM shows no sign of sagittal flare. 2. Pronounced sagittal flare on a star shot with a conventional 24-mm f1.4 lens.)" Image Courtesy of Sony

Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM: “Natural reproduction of point sources is particularly important for scenes that include stars or city lights at night, for example. (1. A star shot with the FE 24mm F1.4 GM shows no sign of sagittal flare. 2. Pronounced sagittal flare on a star shot with a conventional 24-mm f1.4 lens.)” Image Courtesy of Sony

  • Dust and moisture-resistant design*
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 0.79 ft (0.24 m)
  • Maximum Magnification ratio (x): 0.17
  • Filter Diameter (mm): 67
  • Weight: 15.7 oz (445 g)

*Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture-proof.

Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM: A new optical design incorporating two precision XA elements suppresses sagittal flare, a common aberration in large-aperture lenses. Sagittal flare can cause an unnatural spreading of point light sources that becomes more pronounced towards the image periphery. Image Courtesy of Sony

Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM: A new optical design incorporating two precision XA elements suppresses sagittal flare, a common aberration in large-aperture lenses. Sagittal flare can cause an unnatural spreading of point light sources that becomes more pronounced towards the image periphery. Image Courtesy of Sony

PRESS RELEASE

Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM (model SEL24F14GM)

Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM (model SEL24F14GM)

Sony Expands Full-Frame Lens Lineup with Launch of 24mm F1.4 G Master™ Prime

New Large Aperture Wide-Angle Prime Lens is the most compact and lightest in its class[i], with superb sharpness even at F1.4

Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM: Image Courtesy of Sony

Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM: Image Courtesy of Sony

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Cameras Ricoh

RICOH is Developing the Lightweight GRIII High-End Digital Compact Camera for Snapshot Photography

PRESS RELEASE

25.09.2018

Preview of RICOH-GRIII high-end digital compact camera at Photokina 2018

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Apple Phone

Apple iPhone Xs (5.8″ All-Screen Display) and iPhone Xs Max (6.5″ All-Screen Display) Aim to Please at a Higher Price: Sharpest Displays with the Highest Pixel Density, 12MP Rear Dual Camera System (F1.8 Wide‑Angle Lens and F2.4 Telephoto Lens) Shoots Selfies with Smart HDR and Dynamic Depth of Field, Dual OIS, Improved Low-Light Shooting, 4K 60 fps Video, Greater Dust-/Water-Resistance, Dual SIM, Faster Face ID, Wider Stereo Sound

This is an update to the following blog, Apple iPhone XR Provides iPhone X Technology at a More Affordable Price: Advanced Camera System Features 4K Video 60 fps, Single 12MP-Rear Camera with f/1.8 Wide-Angle Lens, Enhanced Portrait Mode with Advanced Bokeh & New Depth Control3, Portrait Lighting, Optical Image Stabilization, 6.1-Inch Liquid Retina Display, Faster Face ID, Water-/ Dust-Resistant, All-Day Battery Life.

The following video presents Introducing iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR — Apple:
Three entirely new devices. iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. All-screen. Faster, more advanced Face ID. The A12 Bionic, the smartest and most powerful chip ever in a smartphone. A breakthrough camera system with Portrait mode and new software-enhanced, adjustable depth of field. And so much more.

Apple iPhone X<small>S</small> and iPhone X<small>S</small> Max: A breakthrough new 12MP dual camera system with 2x optical zoom and dual optical image stabilization introduce a new era of iPhone photography.

Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max: A breakthrough new 12MP dual camera system with 2x optical zoom and dual optical image stabilization introduce a new era of iPhone photography.

The Advanced 12-MP Dual Camera System of iPhone XS (5.8″ All-Screen Display) and iPhone XS Max (6.5-Inch All-Screen Display) includes the following highlights:

  • Depth Control allows users to adjust the background blur in Portrait mode photos as shown here:

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Apple Phone

Apple iPhone XR Provides iPhone X Technology at a More Affordable Price: Advanced Camera System Features 4K Video 60 fps, Single 12MP-Rear Camera with f/1.8 Wide-Angle Lens, Enhanced Portrait Mode with Advanced Bokeh & New Depth Control3, Portrait Lighting, Optical Image Stabilization, 6.1-Inch Liquid Retina Display, Faster Face ID, Water-/ Dust-Resistant, All-Day Battery Life

The following video presents Apple’s big news in 108 seconds — Apple:
Here’s all the big news from Apple’s big event in less than two minutes…..Say a big hello to iPhone XR, with the all-new Liquid Retina display…

Apple iPhone XR: Featuring the same 12MP f/1.8 aperture wide-angle lens camera as iPhone XS for "stunning photos and videos."

Apple iPhone XR: Featuring the same 12MP f/1.8 aperture wide-angle lens camera as iPhone XS for “stunning photos and videos.”

Apple iPhone XR‘s Advanced Camera System includes the following highlights: (more…)

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Lenses Tokina

Tokina Announces Availability of the opera 50mm F1.4 FF, a Wide Prime Lens Compatible with Nikon & Canon Full-Frame DSLRs

Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF: Photo by Christophe Anagnostopoulos

Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF: Photo by Christophe Anagnostopoulos

This is an update to the previous blog, Tokina: opera 50mm F1.4 FF is a Premium Full-Frame Lens for High-End DSLR Cameras of Nikon & Canon: Dust and Moisture Sealing; Nikon Mount Model Has an Electric Diaphragm Mechanism.

Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF (left) and lens hood (right)

Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF (left) and lens hood (right)

Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF is a wide prime lens.

Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF: Photo by Ryosuke Takahashi

Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF: Photo by Ryosuke Takahashi

opera 50mm F1.4 FF’s highlights include:

  • 3 lens elements molded from SD (Super-low Dispersion) glass and one aspherical glass element in the rear-focus lens group.
  • The lens incorporates a 9-blade, round-shaped diaphragm for natural bokeh.
  • Tokina also incorporates an electric diaphragm specific to the Nikon mount for more accurate and precise aperture control.
  • Fast and quite AF
  • Mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F
Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF: Photo by Toshiya Ogawa

Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF: Photo by Toshiya Ogawa

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Firmware Updates Panasonic

Panasonic Cinema VariCam LT 4K Camera Firmware Update (Sept. 19, 2018): Improvement

The following video presents Shot on VariCam 35/LT: “ISO5000, Dual Native ISO” from VariCam & EVA1 on Vimeo:
The VariCam 35/LT has two native ISO settings: 800 and 5000.
This achieves very high sensitivity while maintaining a low noise level at 5000 ISO.
Here are some clips shot at ISO 5000.

Panasonic released a FREE firmware update for the Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Camera (Model AU-V35LT1G, AU-V35LT1MC)

Panasonic VARICAM LT, body only

Panasonic VARICAM LT, body only

The following video presents Shooting with VariCam by Patrick A. Stewart | Panasonic from VariCam & EVA1 on Vimeo:
We met cinematographer Patrick A. Stewart at the Camerimage 2017 in Bydgoszcz and had the pleasure of talking to him about his experience with Panasonic’s VariCam. Looking for change Stewart came across the VariCam LT, which he decided to used for the Netflix TV series Arrested Development. Find out why he opted for the VariCam LT and what shooting was like with the digital cinema camera in this interview. More interviews coming out soon, so subscribe to not miss them.

This new firmware update provides the following improvement: (more…)

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Leitz Lenses

Leitz is Developing a Set of 12 Leitz Cine Prime Lenses of Ranges from 18 mm to 180 mm with a T1.8 Aperture and Leitz Cine Zoom Lenses 25-75 mm and 55-125 mm Featuring a T2.8 Aperture: For Full Frame/VistaVision Coverage

Leitz Cine’s new family of next-generation optics represents the beginning of a new age of lens design and craftsmanship – The Age of Leitz.

The Age of Leitz

On June 15th CW Sonderoptic reveals a full relaunch under the new brand name Leitz Cine Wetzlar while coinciding the opening event of the new Leitz Park in Wetzlar, Germany takes place.

Leitz Cine Wetzlar carries on the legacy started by CW Sonderoptic as production begins at its all new factory. For over a decade we have been amongst the industry leaders in cinematographic elements as CW Sonderoptic.

“Our rebranding to Leitz marks a natural evolution and renewed commitment to growth in this field as well as an homage to Ernst Leitz who created Leica over a century ago. Until the late 80’s all Leica lenses carried the name ‘Ernst Leitz Wetzlar‘. Our new name carries the weight and responsibility of this heritage – and it is one we do not take lightly”, explains Gerhard Baier, managing director of Leitz Cine Wetzlar.

Originally started as CW Sonderoptic nearly a decade ago, our cine lens development has revolutionized the field of cinematography by introducing the famous Leica look of our photography lenses to the cinema world…

To deal with the expansion and ever-growing demand for our quality optics our cine lens department moved to its own factory at the new Leitz Park. This move is not only necessary at this point in our history but also sets the stage for a new age in our development of our endeavor – The age of Leitz.

The following video presents Leitz:
Director | Cinematographer | Editor | Music – Markus Ketterer
Ernst Leitz Wetzlar GmbH Company film and an inside in the production facility.

Visit Leitz at the cinec booth 3-C14 for more information, in Germany, from 22 – 24 September 2018.

NEWS RELEASE

Leitz is expanding into new territory of next-generation optics

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Hasselblad Press Releases

Hasselblad XV Lens Adapter Provides Compatibility for the X1D-50c Mirrorless Medium Format Camera to the V System Lenses

The following video presents A Tradition of Craftsmanship:
Since 1941, we have made cameras that offer a unique experience in photography. Take a look at what goes into earning the badge “Handmade in Sweden” and witness the time and care that lies behind each camera.

Hasselblad recently released the XV Lens Adapter which provides compatibility between the X1D-50c mirrorless medium format camera and V System lenses.

The highlights of the XV Lens Adapter include:

  • Supports Hasselblad’s full line of C, CB, CF, CFI, CFE, F and FE lenses; each lens functions solely with the use of the Hasselblad X1D-50c’s electronic shutter feature.
  • The addition of the XV Lens Adapter to X System accessories adds over sixty lenses with focal lengths ranging from 30 to 500mm to the lens lineup of the X1D-50c.
Hasselblad: X1D-50c with XV Lens Adapter

Hasselblad: X1D-50c with XV Lens Adapter

PRESS RELEASE

HASSELBLAD XV LENS ADAPTER EXPANDS CAPABILITIES OF MEDIUM FORMAT MIRRORLESS PHOTOGRAPHY, LINKING THE FUTURE TO THE PAST

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