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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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Cameras Firmware Updates Hasselblad

Hasselblad X1D and H6D Cameras’ Firmware Update Version 1.21 (2018-05-08): New Features for Easily Capturing a Shot, and More Creative Photography

The following video presents Hasselblad X1D, Stephen Shore:

Hasselblad X1D

Hasselblad X1D

New firmware updates have been announced for the Hasselblad X1D and Hasselblad H6D. Such features include:

  • White Balance Tool allows the photographer to set the colour temperature and tint directly on a photograph when shooting. These values can then be applied to all following images until the setting is turned off.
  • Profiles for quicker setup for Hasselblad H6D: The user can now create seven customisable profiles. By accessing the General Settings Menu on the main display, the user can easily navigate to the Profiles Menu and save the current camera settings to one of the seven profiles. With these preset settings customised by the user, the photographer has the tools to swiftly change camera settings without losing time, and ultimately, their shot.
  • Interval Timer and Exposure Bracketing for Hasselblad X1D: Using the Interval Timer, photographers can further their creativity with time-lapse shots; Exposure Bracketing gives users options in their exploration of varied exposure settings, capturing up to 9 frames with customisable sequences of bracketing exposures.
  • Auto focus support for all HC/HCD Lenses (except HC120 Macro) when using the XH Lens Adapter on Hasselblad X1D cameras.
Hasselblad H6D-100c

Hasselblad H6D-100c

 

Hasselblad H6D-50c

Hasselblad H6D-50c

PRESS RELEASE

HASSELBLAD FIRMWARE UPDATE 1.21 FOR X1D AND H6D

Hasselblad’s 1.21 Firmware Update demonstrates their commitment to technological innovation with new features for the X1D and H6D (more…)

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Lenses Nikon

Nikon is Developing the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, a Portable Super-Telephoto FX-Format Lens for Photographers to Use Hand-Held in Shooting Unpredictable & Fast-Moving Subjects

The following video presents NIKKOR Lens – Brand Movie:
Every photographer is unique. Whatever your ideas or creative vision requires of you, there is a NIKKOR lens to draw out the potential of that imagination and make it real. Each product in the NIKKOR lineup represents the pride and craftsmanship that Nikon promises you, delivering a level of clarity and reliability that every passionate photographer can appreciate. How will you see the world? Let NIKKOR be your eyes.

This year, Nikon is developing the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, an FX-format fixed focal length super-telephoto lens.

  • Despite its 500mm focal length, the lens is small and light enough to use hand-held in a wide variety of situations where a photographer must capture unpredictable and fast-moving subjects, including sporting events and wildlife photography.

The following video presents The minds behind NIKKOR lenses: HIKARI Glass:
This video introduces the foundation of NIKKOR lenses through interviews with those working at the Nikon’s Akita plant (Hikari Glass Co., Ltd.), the foundation of Nikon’s production of optical glass. Backed by history and tradition, each share their expertise on lens design and production from a variety of angles, from the appeal of interchangeable lenses to the lenses that they themselves would choose.

This video reminds viewers that Nikon is one of the very few camera manufacturers around the world that owns the total production line from glass and machine-component processing to assembly, adjustments and inspections, beginning with careful selection of lens materials for the production of optical lenses. Advanced production technologies and systems are not the only things needed to manufacture high-precision, high-quality optical lenses. The skilled techniques developed by the craftsmen who make the lenses over many years are also necessary.

Hikari Glass built its plant in Akita in 1975. The people who grew up surrounded by Akita Prefecture’s clean air and water do not say much, but they are straightforward and tough. The character of these people is well suited to the craftsmanship we demand…

PRESS RELEASE

June 14, 2018

NIKON ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, A PORTABLE SUPER-TELEPHOTO FX-FORMAT LENS

The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR Will Deliver Exceptional Agility and Optical Performance in an Incredibly Compact and Lightweight Package

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Today, Nikon Canada Inc. announced the development of the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, an FX-format fixed focal length super-telephoto lens, which will offer a compelling combination of portability and performance. (more…)

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Hasselblad Lenses

HASSELBLAD XCD Lens Roadmap 2018 (Updated), for the Hasselblad X1D Medium Format Mirrorless, Includes XCD 21mm f/4 Lens – a Lightweight, Compact, Ultra Wide-Angle Lens For Landscape and Interior & Exterior Architectural Photography

Hasselblad’s XCD lens line got a new addition, the XCD 21mm f/4 for the Hasselblad X1D medium format mirrorless.

  • Like the other XCD lenses, the XCD 21mm lens has an integral central shutter offering a wide range of shutter speeds and full flash synchronisation up to 1/2000th second.
Hasselblad: X1D-50c Camera + XCD 21mm f/4 Lens: © Haitong Yu

Hasselblad: X1D-50c Camera + XCD 21mm f/4 Lens: © Haitong Yu

This video presents 4. Hasselblad XCD Lens Shutter:
Karl Taylor discusses the central lens shutters used in all Hasselblad lenses, their operational range and the advantages these bring to the photographer, especially when using flash.

Key Specifications of Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 (more…)

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Lenses Sigma

SIGMA’s New Large Aperture Wide-Angle Lenses​​ for Sony E-Mount: 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art – For Nightscapes, Cityscapes & Lowlight/Indoor Photography; 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art for Creative/ Artistic Photographers: Optimizes AF Drive, Maximizes Data Transmission Speed, Compatible with Sony’s Continuous AF

Sigma recently announced the following new Art line lenses featuring F1.4 brightness for Sony E-Mount:

SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Sony E-mount

SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Sony E-mount

  • SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art

  • Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art

Specifications

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Canon Firmware Updates

Canon EOS C700 / EOS C700 PL Firmware Update Version 1.0.6.1.00 (Jun 4, 2018): Fixes & Improvements

The following video presents Behind the Scene of Shooting “The Calling” with Canon EOS C700 (CanonOfficial):
Go Behind the scenes with Cinematographer Russell Carpenter, ASC and Canon Explorer Of Light Tyler Stableford for the first U.S. based EOS C700 shoot. Canon’s new EOS C700 Super35 format camera is designed to be a flexible “A” camera for various types of shooting scenarios. The EOS C700 features both internal 4K ProRes and XF-AVC recording. With the optional 4K Codex CDX-3150 recorder, the EOS C700 is capable of recording uncompressed RAW up to 120 frames per second.

Canon released a firmware update for EOS C700 / EOS C700 PL cameras.

ADVISORY

Jun 4, 2018

Firmware Notice: EOS C700 / EOS C700 PL: Firmware Version 1.0.6.1.00

Firmware Version 1.0.6.1.00 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements: (more…)

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Videos

Moon Setting Behind Teide Volcano

No, it’s not the Death Star, just the moon viewed from a very long tele lens.

Earth movement. Moon over the Teide volcano from Daniel López on Vimeo.

To get a really big (as in humungous) picture of the moon, use a telephoto lens. This is what Daniel López used to capture this out of this world video of the moon setting behind Mount Teide, a volcano in the Canary Islands.
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Canon Firmware Updates

Canon EOS C300 Mark II / EOS C300 Mark II PL Firmware Update Version 1.1.1.1.00 (Apr 5, 2018): Improvements and Auto IRIS Support for Certain Lenses

The following video presents Canon EOS C300 Mark II Tutorial Series: New Features:
The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera takes the agility of the original EOS C300 and dials it up a notch. In this video tutorial series, hosted by Canon Digital Learning Center contributor, Jem Schofield, take a look at the new internal and external features of this camera and how it compares and differs from its predecessor. These videos will give you the information you need to make the most of this camera system and hit the ground running in any production environment. In this video, Jem dives into an overview of the camera. He goes through button placement, menu options, and hardware changes such as the battery, LEMO connector and accessory cables.

Canon EOS C300 Mark II

Canon EOS C300 Mark II

The new firmware version 1.1.1.1.00 for Canon EOS C300 Mark II / EOS C300 Mark II PL will include the following improvements:

  • Footage shot on Canon EOS C300 Mark II cameras will now automatically have lens metadata (MXF) embedded, including actual focal length data, not just the full frame 35mm equivalent.
  • Enhancements to touchscreen sensitivity will enable EOS C300 Mark II users to enjoy easier focus position selection.
  • Auto IRIS support has been added for the following lenses:
Canon EF-S 35MM F2.8 Macro IS STM

Canon EF-S 35MM F2.8 Macro IS STM

 

ADVISORY

Apr 5, 2018

Firmware Notice: EOS C300 Mark II / EOS C300 Mark II PL: Firmware Version 1.1.1.1.00

Firmware Version 1.1.1.1.00 incorporates the following enhancements: (more…)

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