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  3. EasyCover Camera Cases for Nikon D850 Announced EasyCover announced new silicon cases for the Nikon D850 DLSR camera. Available in three different colors - EasyCover.eu
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  5. Now you can buy Nikon version of Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art for $1097 on Amazon.com
  6. What Camera Lens?

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  7. Hasselblad H6D-400C Announcement

    Hasselblad has just announced its new camera – H6D-400C MS, with the sensor enabling taking 400Mp photographs with the use of Multi Shot technology. A similar solution was used in the company’s cameras in 2014, in the H5D-200C model and later in the cameras of the producers such as Olympus and Pentax. Today, this solution is becoming increasingly popular and it has been recently used in Sony R7S III. 1). Hasselblad H6D-400C 100Mp sensor of the new Hasselblad works within the ISO range of 64-12800 and it offers 15-stop dynamic range. It is also equipped with a 3’’ touchscreen with the resolution of 920000 points, two SD card slots and the USB-C connector as well as Wi-Fi. True Focus II technology, known from the previous models, is responsible for autofocus. 2). Hasselblad H6D-400C Thanks to the use of the sensor-shift system, new Hasselblad can work in two special Multi-Shot modes. The first one, which shifts the sensor by one pixel in four directions, makes it possible for each pixel to save full data concerning RGB compounds and to get 100Mp photographs with very precise color reproduction. 3). Hasselblad's H6D-400C Multi Shot - © Göran Liljeberg The second mode, apart from 4 movements mentioned above, can additionally shift the sensor in two directions to the distance of ½ pixel, which makes it possible to join the expositions created in this way into one file with the resolution of 400Mp. The file will have the dimensions of 23200x17400 pixels and as a 16-bit TIFF – the size of 2.4GB. 4). Hasselblad's H6D-400C Multi Shot - © Göran Liljeberg The new Hasselblad H6D-400C MS will cost only $47995 and it will be available in March 2018.
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  10. Lacie DJI Copilot - Perfect Portable Hard Drive

    During the CES fairs, Lacie, the producer of stationary and mobile mass storages has presented a very interesting removable drive which is for sure going to interest both photography and video producers. Lacie DJI Copilot is a removable drive enabling for instance instant backup in the field without the need to use a laptop. 1). Lacie DJI Copilot Files can be directly copied from any devices via USB and USB-C, SD cards, and directly from cameras. The files can be displayed and organized on mobile devices. On the upper wall there is a clear display on which the most important information, such as the remaining drive capacity, battery charge and transfer status are displayed. 2). Lacie DJI Copilot Thanks to a USB port, the latest LaCie model can serve as a portable power bank thanks to which we may charge any mobile device. Inside, we will find a drive with the capacity of 2TB, which should be enough to store around 65 hours of 4K material (unless we use Canon ;-) or 20 thousand RAW photographs. 3). Lacie DJI Copilot LaCie DJI Copilot is to appear on sale in the spring. For $350, apart from the drive, we will also get a 3-year plan of recovering data and 1 month of free subscription of all Adobe Creative Cloud programs.
  11. Underwater Housings for the Nikon D850

    In underwater photography, there is a saying that one can divide photographers into the ones who have already flooded their cameras and the ones which are going to. That’s why many people use cheap underwater housings at greater depths. Below, you can find photographs of the most advanced underwater housings for Nikon D850. 1). Nauticam NA-D850 2). Nauticam NA-D850 3). Aquatica AD850 4). Aquatica AD850 5). Isotta D850 6). Isotta D850 7). Nauticam NA-D850 8). Nauticam NA-D850 9). Sea & Sea MDX-D850 10). Sea & Sea MDX-D850
  12. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm f4E TC1.4 FL ED VR is the first Nikon lens with a built-in teleconverter, which is the successor of the 200-400mm model. The lens is supposed to be used for sports and wildlife photography. After switching on the converter, the lens changes into the one with the focal length of 252-560mm. It of course reduces the brightness by one degree. After connecting to the cameras with the APS-C sensor, we get a much more interesting equivalent of focal length of 378-840mm. Unfortunately, then the lens is going to be darker. 1). Nikon AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm f4E TC1.4 FL ED VR The optical system of the new 180-400mm f4E consists of 27 lenses placed in 19 groups. One of them is a fluorite one (the coating responsible for cleanliness) and 8 of them are low-dispersion ones. The lens is also supposed to be sharper than average and a minimum focus distance is 200mm. A 9-blade aperture and an effective system of vibration reduction with the effectiveness of 4EV has been used in the lens. Of course, in this class of lenses we have a possibility of switching between various modes. 2). Nikon AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm f4E TC1.4 FL ED VR Conventionally, a quiet ultrasonic AF motor is responsible for focus adjustment. We can reduce the focus distance up to 6m with the use of a button on the body. With this lens we can also use inserting filters. This magnesium lens is neither compact nor light. Its weight is 3.5kg and it has the dimensions of 128x363mm. 3). Nikon AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm f4E TC1.4 FL ED VR And the most interesting part… As one could expect, the lens is not cheap. It costs $12399 and it’s going to be available in March. If you think that the price of this lens is cosmic, you should compare it to a slightly more expensive Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 :-)
  13. Almost a year has passed since the premiere of Panasonic GH5. The new GH5s model is not a successor of the above-mentioned camera but its low light version. Panasonic, possibly due to technical reasons, but maybe more in order to protect a base position of the model, has removed crucial functions by adding additional functions. Below you can find a table with the comparison of the specifications of both cameras. Feature Panasonic Lumix GH5s Panasonic Lumix GH5 Camera Format: Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor) Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor) Resolution: Effective: 10.28 Megapixel Effective: 20.3 Megapixel Max Resolution: 10MP 3680x2760 20MP 5184x3888 Sensor Type & Size: MOS 17.3x13mm MOS 17.3x13mm File Formats: Still Images: JPEG, RAW Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Audio: AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM Still Images: JPEG, RAW Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, H.264, MOV, MP4 Audio: AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch Video Format: 4096x2160p at 23.98, 24, 25 fps 3840x2160p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps 3328x2496p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps 1920x1080p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 120, 240 fps 4096x2160p at 23.98, 24, 25 fps 3840x2160p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps 3328x2496p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps 1920x1080p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps Dust Reduction System: Yes Yes Memory Card Type: SD, SDHC, SDXC SD, SDHC, SDXC Image Stabilization: No Sensor-Shift, 5-Way Focus Mode: Continuous-Servo AF (C), Flexible (AFF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S) Continuous-Servo AF (C), Flexible (AFF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S) Autofocus Points: Contrast Detection: 225 Contrast Detection: 225 Viewfinder Type : Electronic Electronic Viewfinder Pixel Count: 3,680,000 3,680,000 Viewfinder Coverage: 100% 100% Viewfinder Magnification: Approx. 0.76x Approx. 0.76x Display Screen: 3.2" Rear Touchscreen Swivel Touchscreen LCD (1,620,000) 3.2" Rear Touchscreen Swivel Touchscreen LCD (1,620,000) ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 160-51200 (Extended Mode: 80-204800) Auto, 200-25600 (Extended Mode: 100-25600) Shutter: Type: Electronic & Mechanical Speed: 60 - 1/8000 Second Type: Electronic & Mechanical Speed: 30 - 1 Minute in Bulb Mode Type: Electronic Speed: 1 - 1/32000 Second Type: Electronic Speed: 1/24 - 1/16000 Second in Movie Mode Type: Electronic & Mechanical Speed: 60 - 1/8000 Second Type: Electronic & Mechanical Speed: 30 - 1 Minute in Bulb Mode Type: Electronic Speed: 1 - 1/32000 Second Type: Electronic Speed: 1/24 - 1/16000 Second in Movie Mode Metering Method: Center-Weighted Average Metering Multiple Spot Metering Center-Weighted Average Metering Multiple Spot Metering Buffer/Continuous Shooting : Up to 12 fps at 10.3 MP for up to 80 Frames in Raw Format Up to 11 fps at 10.3 MP for up to 80 Frames in Raw Format Up to 12 fps at 10.3 MP for up to 600 Frames in JPEG Format Up to 11 fps at 10.3 MP for up to 600 Frames in JPEG Format Up to 8 fps at 10.3 MP Up to 7 fps at 10.3 MP Up to 6 fps at 10.3 MP Up to 5 fps at 10.3 MP Up to 2 fps at 10.3 MP Up to 60 fps at 8 MP Up to 12fps at 20.3MP Up to 30fps at 18MP Up to 60fps at 8MP Flash Modes: Auto Auto/Red-Eye Reduction Forced On Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction Off Slow Sync Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction Auto Auto/Red-Eye Reduction Forced On Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction Off Slow Sync Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction Max Sync Speed: 1 / 250 Second 1 / 250 Second Connectivity: 1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone 2.5mm Sub-mini (2-Ring) HDMI A (Full Size) USB 3.0 Viera Link X-Sync Socket 1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone 2.5mm Sub-mini (2-Ring) HDMI A (Full Size) USB 3.0 Viera Link Wi-Fi Capable: Yes Yes Battery: 1 x DMW-BLF19 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion 1860 mAh 1 x DMW-BLF19 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion 1860 mAh Operating Temperature: 14-104°F (-10 to 40°C) Humidity: 10-80% 14-104°F (-10 to 40°C) Humidity: 10-80% Size: 5.4x3.8x3.6" (136.9x97.3x91.6mm) 5.5x3.9x3.4" (138.5x98.1x87.4mm) Weight: 1.45lbs (660g) with Battery 1.6lbs (725g) with Battery
  14. Panasonic Lumix GH5S Announcement

    Panasonic has just presented a model similar to the Panasonic GH5 camera which had its premiere a year ago and which is loved by filmmakers. GH5s, as that’s how this new model is called, is not a successor of the popular camera, but its low light version. The new camera is supposed to open totally new possibilities of work in low light, and is also supposed to compete with full-frame cameras which as for now have dealt with such conditions much better. Both models differ mainly when it comes to a new sensor. In GH5s, the 10.2 Mp MOS sensor has been used, which means that the sensor is almost 2 times smaller when it comes to resolution than the ordinary GH5. It is, of course, supposed to help in low light conditions. Thanks to the use of bigger photodiodes, the sensor is supposed to perfectly deal with filming in high sensitivity. The sensor, supported by the Venus Engine processor, enables work within the ISO range of 160 - 51200 (extended to ISO 80 - 204800). 1). Panasonic Lumix GH5s What is more, the sensor is equipped with Dual Native ISO system, known from more professional cameras, in which two separate circuits are assigned to each sensor pixel. One is used within the ISO range of ISO 160-800, whereas the other one is used within higher sensitivity range. The camera also possesses a bit more advanced film-making functions. Now we can record films in 4096x2160 with the speed of 60 f/s, and slow-motion films in Full HD with the speed up to 240 f/s. 2). Panasonic Lumix GH5s Yet another interesting function is a possibility of recording films in HDR in a special mode – Hybrid Log Gamma. The camera has built-in V-Log and the use of LUT tables can be simulated in a preview mode. Panasonic has also introduced an option of decoding timecode from other cameras, which is going to significantly speed up the work if we use a few cameras for making films at the same time. 3). Panasonic Lumix GH5s Some GH5 users have probably started thinking about selling their camera after reading the first part of this article, but unfortunately GH5s has a few disadvantages. The first one is the lack of sensor image stabilization system. We can still use cameras with the stabilization, but, as one could expect, it’s not going to be as effective as in the case of GH5. Apart from that, due to a smaller sensor, we will not have 6K Photo mode here (only 4K Photo), the anamorphic mode in high resolution and the mode of first electronic shutter curtain. Autofocus is also a bit slower, but it is also supposed to be more sensitive (- 5 EV compared to - 4 EV in GH5). 4). Panasonic Lumix GH5s Fortunately, all these functions are almost perfectly enclosed in a sealed magnesium body with a rotating 3.2’’ LCD screen and an electronic viewfinder with extended sensitivity of refreshing up to 120 f/s. Of course, the camera has all connectors, the Wi-Fi module and a rechargeable battery with increased durability (seemingly, due to the lack of IBIS). This camera is definitely targeted at filmmakers who have not used the Micro Four Thirds system yet, due to low image quality in poor lighting conditions. GH5s is also going to steal the main argument of the fans of full-frame cameras, especially the fans of Sony A7S II. From the first comparisons one can conclude that image quality is very similar to that camera. The new Lumix is going to cost $2500, which is certainly a very attractive price when we take into consideration the possibilities that it offers. Is it worth giving up GH5 for this model? It’s a hard question and it, of course, depends on how we want to use our camera. Definitely the best option would be to have both versions of this perfect camera. Here you can find the comparison of the specifications of both cameras.
  15. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC 1.4 FL ED VR Lens to be Announced This Week This week for CES Nikon will announce the rumored AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC 1.4 FL ED VR lens. Nokishita also confirmed the new lens on Twitter. There will be also two new accessories: HK-41 (lens hood) and LC-K103 (front lens cap). The pricing is still not known, but this lens will not be cheap - I expect to be around $9,00-$10,000 maybe even more. via Nikonrumors.com
  16. What Camera Lens? Hi I just bought a Canon 60d but yet to buy a lens to go with it as I'm a tad unsure. I have been looking at a Canon 24-105L f4 and then potentially a 70-200 f4L. I know with the crop factor I will lose the wide angle but not really sure if it will be a problem for me. Any thoughts or opinions please?
  17. Nikon's patent US20170261728 contains calculations for various mirrorless f/2.8-4 lenses designed for various sensor sizes (FX, DX, 2x crop factor and 1"): Nikon FX mirrorless lenses: 24-85mm f/2.8-4 24-105mm f/2.8-4 24-70mm f/2.8-4 Nikon DX mirrorless lenses: 16-60mm f/2.8-4 16-70mm f/2.8-4 16-50mm f/2.8-4 18-55mm f/2.8-4 Lenses for 2x crop factor: 12-40mm f/2.8-4 Lenses for 1" sensor: 9-35mm f/2.8-4 Among all these patents there is also a patent for a full frame 24-85mm f/2.8-4 DSLR lens. Next is another Nikon patent for a curved sensor and a matching 50mm f/2.8 lens (P2017-53887A): Another Nikon patent (P2017-216578A) describes a special arrangement to improve the phase-detection ability for the on-sensor PDAF: Nikon has a patent (US9774777) for a mirrorless camera but it's filed in 2016 so it is not clear if this is for their new mirrorless model or for the Nikon 1. The lens mount described has 12 contacts similar to the Nikon 1: Also interesting - Tamron filed patents for 300mm f/2.8, 400mm f/4 and 500mm f/4 telephoto lenses: via PhotoRumors
  18. Carl Størmer, more precisely Fredrik Carl Mülertz Størmer, was born on September 3, 1874 and is called the first Norwegian paparazzo thanks to his extraordinary, as for the end of the nineteenth century, passion for photographing famous people in Oslo from hiding. In order to do that he used a spy camera, which had a round, flat shape and could be hidden under a coat. A rope attached to the trousers’ pocket was used for shutter release. The camera could take 6 photographs. When he was 19, Størmer took around 500 photographs which perfectly document the life of the most prestigious Oslo street and its residents. His works were exhibited after 51 years, on his seventieth birthday. Despite the fact that Carl had quite an interesting hobby as for these times, he decided to pursue career in mathematics and astrophysics. It is worth noting that in those times people didn’t smile to the camera, and since the photographs were taken from hiding they show a rather natural expression during the meeting with a stranger. 1). Carl Størmer's Street Photography 2). Carl Størmer's Street Photography 3). Carl Størmer's Street Photography 4). Carl Størmer's Street Photography 5). Carl Størmer's Street Photography 6). Carl Størmer's Street Photography 7). Carl Størmer's Street Photography 8). Carl Størmer's Street Photography 9). Carl Størmer's Street Photography 10). Carl Størmer's Street Photography 11). Carl Størmer's Street Photography 12). Carl Størmer's Street Photography 13). Carl Størmer's Street Photography via PetaPixel.com
  19. Tamron Launches a VIP Program for Loyal Customers

    Tamron has proposed an interesting initiative which is possibly going to influence the choice between the lenses of this company and Sigma, which is its main rival. The prestigious VIP Club is going to be available for the photographers who have at least four Tamron lenses in their collections. The program ensures three levels of membership: silver, gold and platinum. The prerequisite of becoming a member of Tamron VIP Club is the registration of the company’s lenses bough between May 2011 and January 2018 on a dedicated website. The loyalty scheme will officially start on February 15, 2018. MEMBERSHIP PERKS If you've purchased and registered four lenses between May 2011 and January 15th, 2018, you're a Silver member, which entitles you to: Welcome gift Tamron magazine mailed three times per year $50 bonus rebate towards any Tamron lens 50% off of one Tamron event ticket (excludes summit) 10% discount on non-warranty repair Invitation to participate in VIP Member contest Membership Card with lanyard If you've purchased and registered five lenses between May 2011 and January 15th, 2018, you're a Gold member, which entitles you to: Welcome gift Tamron t-shirt Tamron magazine mailed three times per year $75 bonus rebate towards any Tamron lens 50% off of two Tamron event tickets (excludes summit) Free pass to one Tamron event (excludes summit) 15% discount on non-warranty repair Invitation to participate in VIP Member contest Membership Card with lanyard And, finally, if you've purchased and registered six or more lenses between May 2011 and January 15th, 2018, you're a Platinum member, which entitles you to: Welcome gift Tamron t-shirt Tamron LL Bean vest Tamron magazine mailed three times per year $100 bonus rebate towards any Tamron lens 50% off of three Tamron event tickets (excludes summit) Free passes to two Tamron events (excludes summit) 20% discount on non-warranty repair Lifetime Limited Warranty on any new lens purchase from year of Club induction Free shipping on repairs (Tamron USA will send a pre-paid shipping label to receive your lens) Free 2-week lens loaners (if available, with signed loaner agreement) Exclusive Tamron Photo Tips Hotline for questions about photo techniques and tips on how to use your lens and camera Invitation to a Tamron Workshop Summit Invitation for chance to be profiled on website Invitation to participate in VIP Member contest Membership Card with lanyard Club website by clicking here.
  20. Kuvrd - Universal Lens Cap

    Every photographer knows how irritating mounting and remounting lens caps can be. This activity becomes even more irritating if you work with several lenses at the same time and each of them has a different size of the cap. The creators of a universal system Kuvrd offer an interesting alternative which is going to make the very process of mounting lens caps even more irritating ;-) but it is going to enable us to use one type of a cap for various lenses. 1). Kuvrd - Universal Lens Cap Kuvrd is a type of a stretchable rubber cover which is supposed to protect both the front and back lens, but also the sides of the lens, against dust, water, sand, and mechanical damage. The cover may be perfect for travelling when our equipment is closed in our baggage and exposed to damage during the transport. Although this solutions seems interesting, it has many disadvantages. Specks of sand and other kinds of dirt easily adhere to the rubber and may cause scratches. Protections for the cover are big so it’s going to be hard to place them in your pocket. We will possibly have to use both hands in order to mount the protection. If we use sun protection, we cannot mount it on the lens. 2). Kuvrd - Universal Lens Cap The price is also a weak point. One cap is going to cost around $30. However, despite the high price, many photographers are willing to buy it. The campaign gathered $131,803 on Kickstarter, which exceeded the assumed $2500 many times.
  21. Jay Malvi

  22. SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch Timelapse Gear Used: Nikon D810,Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED and Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
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  24. Zeiss is rumored to announce a new Loxia 25mm f/2.4 full frame mirrorless lens for Sony E-mount: Official announcement is expected in the first half of 2018 (probably around February) Filter diameter: 52 mm Shortest shooting distance: 25 cm Weight: 393 g Expected price: €1,299 via Photorumors.com
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