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Lenses Olympus

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm F1.2 PRO (34mm Focal Length in 35mm Equivalent) Won the Prestigious Camera Grand Prix 2018 “Lens of the Year” Award: Super-Fast, Outstanding Resolution, Smoother Feathered Bokeh, Shallower Depth-of-Field, Better Low-Light Photography, Dustproof, Splashproof, Freezeproof (to 14°F/-10°C)

The following video presents M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 17mm 1:1.2 PRO – Full Portraits in any Conditions:
If you’re looking to take the most striking full‑portrait images possible, look no further than the M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm 1:1.2 PRO lens (34mm*). The ultra‑wide aperture gives you ultimate flexibility to harness your creativity: add more depth and softness to your portraits with Feathered Bokeh in the background. Eye Detection AF is your ideal assistant for keeping your subject in focus at all times. Or take emotional close‑ups at a closest focusing distance of a short 20cm.

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm F1.2 PRO won Lens of the Year in the Camera Grand Prix Japan 2018! The Camera Grand Prix Japan is one of Japan’s most prestigious series of camera and lens awards, and this marks the third year in a row that an M.Zuko PRO lens has won Lens of the Year.

Key Specifications:

  • Focal Length: 17mm
  • 35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 34mm
  • Lens Construction: 15 Elements in 11 Groups (1 Super ED lens, 3 ED lenses, 1 ED-DSA lens, 1 EDA lens, 1 Super HR lens, 1 aspherical lens)
  • Dust & Drip Proof: Yes
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.2m
  • Maximum Aperture: F1.2
  • Minimum Aperture: F16

PRESS RELEASE

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm F1.2 PRO Lens
Honored with Camera Grand Prix 2018 “Lens of the Year”

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm F1.2 PRO

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Press Releases Sony

Sony ECX339A 0.5-Type OLED Microdisplay With Top-of-Class UXGA Resolution (1600 x 1200) and World’s Smallest Pixel Pitch of 6.3µm: High Frame Rate; More Realistic Image Display & Accurate Capture of Subjects for Use in Digital Camera Electronic Viewfinders and AR/VR Head-Mounted Displays

Sony recently announced the ECX339A OLED Microdisplay featuring UXGA (1600 x 1200 resolution), the highest in class for a 0.5-type.

The key highlights include:

  • High-resolution UXGA in a 0.5-type: It has the the world’s smallest pixel pitch of 6.3μm., providing a superior resolution 1.6x higher than the previous model*1.
  • High-speed frame rate of up to 240 fps*2, nearly double that of its predecessor*1. This has made it possible to capture fast-moving subjects in the viewfinder with higher accuracy. In head-mounted display devices, this will help to improve image delay issue for items superimposed on real-world vision of AR (augmented reality) and to avoid motion sickness during usage of these kinds of devices.
  • Low power consumption.

PRESS RELEASE

Sony Releases 0.5-type OLED Microdisplay with Top-of-Class UXGA Resolution, Featuring the World’s Smallest Pixel Pitch of 6.3µm

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Panasonic Press Releases

Panasonic Develops Long-Range High-Resolution & High-Sensitivity TOF Image Sensor to Capture 3D Range Images of Objects Up to 250 m Even at Night with Poor Visibility: Applications Include Industrial/Monitoring/Automotive Sensing Cameras

The following video presents What Is Time-of-Flight? – Vision Campus:
A ToF camera delivers 3D image information and helps to solve tasks where 2D data isn’t enough. For inspection tasks in low-contrast situations or varying light conditions in particular, 3D technology offers an added dimension for capturing the properties needed for measurement. Factory automation, robotics and logistics are often used in applications where 3D image data can effectively supplement 2D data. In the latest Vision Campus video our expert Thies Moeller explains how this kind of camera works. Beyond this, he describes the benefits inherent to this camera, as well as influencing factors that can diminish the effectiveness of a ToF camera.

What is Time-of-Flight?
00:07 Introduction
01:15 Main components of Time-of-Flight camera
01:58 Advantages of Time-of-Flight cameras
02:11 Operating principle
02:21 Time-of-Flight cameras based on the principle of pulsed light sources
02:43 Time-of-Flight cameras using continuous waves
03:23 What does a ToF image look like?
03:46 Advantages and disadvantages of different 3D measuring techniques
04:01 Limitations: Scattered light, ambient light, multiple reflections, multiple cameras
04:58 Working range, depth accuracy
05:19 Applications (Logistics, Robotics. Medical, Autonomous Vehicles
05:55 Conclusion

PRESS RELEASE

Jun 19, 2018

Panasonic Develops Long-range TOF Image Sensor

This new image sensor is capable of detecting objects 250 m ahead at night with poor visibility and achieves high resolution by adopting APD with 250,000 pixels

Osaka, Japan – Panasonic Corporation announced today that it has developed a time-of-flight (TOF) image sensor [2] that uses avalanche photodiode (APD) [1] pixels and is capable of capturing range imaging of objects up to 250 m even at night with poor visibility. The sensor can be applied in a variety of fields including automotive range imaging and wide-area surveillance in the dark. (more…)

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Cameras Firmware Updates Panasonic

Panasonic AK-UC4000 4K/HD HDR Studio Camera Firmware Update Ver. 1.06 (May 10, 2018): Improvement

The following video presents Simultaneous Live HDR/SDR Production: Setting Up the Camera & CCU (Demo 1):
In this clip, pulled from our “Camera Shading for Simultaneous Live HDR/SDR Output” livestream, we show you how to update the settings on the AK-UC4000 / AK-UCU600 camera system for an HDR / SDR output.

This is an update to the previous blog Panasonic’s Second Century of Innovation @ NAB 2018 Includes New AK-UC4000 4K/HDR/High-Speed Studio Camera with 4.4K Native Resolution & High-Speed 240fps Capability; 5.7K AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera Firmware Upgrade Ver. 2.02 (Apr.2, 2018) with RAW Support; VariCam LT CineLive Firmware Update (Mar.15, 2018) for New Features.

4K Studio Camera AK-UC4000 firmware (ver. 1.06) is upgraded for models AK-UC4000G/GS, AK-UC4000MC/MS.

The benefits of this update include: (more…)

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Advisories Lenses Tamron

Advisory Regarding Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036) Lens’ Operation for Sony E-Mount, 35mm Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

This is an update to the previous blog, Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD is a High-Speed Standard Zoom Lens for Sony E-Mount, Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras to Deliver Distinctive Images with Soft Bokeh: Compact, Lightweight, Quick and Precise AF, Quiet, Moisture-Resistant Construction; Get New Photographic Expression with Close-Up Shooting at the Wide-Angle End Via the 0.19m Minimum Object Distance (MOD).

Recently, Tamron reported some issues with the auto focus of the Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036) lens.

NEWS RELEASE

Notice about 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036) Operation

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Cameras Firmware Updates Panasonic

Panasonic AU-EVA1: 5.7K Compact Cinema Camera’s Firmware Update Ver. 2.50 (May 31, 2018): New Features and Improvements

This video presents Shooting with EVA1 by Cristian Ceoroiu | Panasonic:
Cinematographer Cristian Ceoroiu shares his experience while filming “Orpheus” with a Panasonhttps://www.photoxels.com/photography/wp-admin/edit.phpic EVA1. Discover how the compact and lightweight camera was ideal for the night time lighting and outside environment during the filming of “Orpheus”. Learn more about Ceoroiu’s decision to shoot with an EVA1, and what shooting was like with the top-class cinema camera…

The latest product from Panasonic is the EVA1. The compact and lightweight camera features a newly-designed 5.7K Super 35mm Sensor in addition to the Dual Native ISO, making it perfectly suited for documentaries, events, commercials, and music videos. Explore your undiscovered creativity and capture the highest quality images for a truly cinematic film production…

This is an update to the previous blog, Panasonic’s Second Century of Innovation @ NAB 2018 Includes New AK-UC4000 4K/HDR/High-Speed Studio Camera with 4.4K Native Resolution & High-Speed 240fps Capability; 5.7K AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera Firmware Upgrade Ver. 2.02 (Apr.2, 2018) with RAW Support; VariCam LT CineLive Firmware Update (Mar.15, 2018) for New Features.

AU-EVA1 firmware was updated to Ver. 2.50 (May 31, 2018)

Panasonic recently announced a firmware upgrade to the Panasonic AU-EVA1 compact cinema camera.

  • Panasonic’s firmware update Ver. 2.50 (May 31, 2018) for the Panasonic AU-EVA1 series (Models AU-EVA1P AU-EVA1PJ AU-EVA1EJ AU-EVA1EN AU-EVA1ED AU-EVA1AN AU-EVA1PX AU-EVA1MC) compact cinema camera.

This firmware provides the following new features and improvements: (more…)

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Lenses Samyang

Samyang (Rokinon) AF 24mm f/2.8 FE, a Wide Angle Full-Frame Sony E-Mount Lens, is Used for Low-Light Environments & Close-Up Subjects: Compact & Light-Weight, Fast AF, Minimum Focusing Distance of 0.24m

Pack light on your next photo shoot, with the new Samyang (Rokinon) AF 24mm F2.8 FE lens.

Rokinon (Samyang) AF 24mm F2.8 FE

Rokinon (Samyang) AF 24mm F2.8 FE

The AF 24mm f/2.8 FE from Rokinon is a slim wide-angle prime designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. The features of this lens include:

  • Compact and light-weight design.
  • A fast and accurate Auto Focus.
  • The minimum focusing distance of 0.24m.
  • An Ultra Multi-Coating increased clarity and sharpness by reducing the lens flare and ghosting. It also minimizes unnecessary reflection of light in order to control the light transmittance to express the accurate color.
Rokinon (Samyang) AF 24mm F2.8 FE: Two HR and Three Aspherical Elements

Rokinon (Samyang) AF 24mm F2.8 FE: Two HR and Three Aspherical Elements

  • Two HR and three Aspherical Elements.

Rokinon (Samyang) AF 24mm F2.8 FE: © Giuseppe Zizza: Camera – Sony; ISO 125

  • A wide angle of view of 82.1 ° and a maximum aperture of F2.8 allows you to take photos in various low-light environments, whether indoors or outdoors.
Rokinon (Samyang) AF 24mm F2.8 FE: © Ryad Guelmaoui: Camera - Sony; ISO 200

Rokinon (Samyang) AF 24mm F2.8 FE: © Ryad Guelmaoui: Camera – Sony; ISO 200

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Cameras Leica

Leica C-Lux, a Stylish Compact Camera with 15X Zoom Leica DC Vario-Elmar 3.3 – 6.4 / 8.8 – 132mm ASPH. Lens: 20-Megapixel Sensor, 4K Video, 4K-Photo (Function Extracts Still Frames from the Video), Fast AF, Burst Shooting at 10 FPS, Electronic Viewfinder, Touchscreen Display, Optical Image Stabilization, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Connectivity

The following video presents The Leica C-Lux:
“Discover the details…”

Leica C-Lux, light gold

Leica C-Lux, light gold

Leica announced the compact and stylish Leica C-Lux camera with a 15x zoom.

Leica C-Lux, midnight blue

Leica C-Lux, midnight blue

Specifications:

Leica C-Lux, light gold

Leica C-Lux, light gold

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