Friday, August 17, 2012
Olympus have issued a vague press release that hints at a successor for the E-5 pro DSLR camera. The head of Olympus’ SLR planning team has said that the company is working on a new body for use with its best “Top Pro” lenses, like the 90-250mm f2.8 zoom. Akira Watanabe “emphasise(s) that Olympus is actively developing a solution and will announce more details in due course” - on the back of that statement, we’d expect to see at least an early mockup of the Olympus E-5 successor at the bi-annual Photokina show next month…
The Guardian’s Eyewitness photography app for iPad has re-launched with more visual content than ever before. As downloads of the app approach one million, users will be offered dozens of extra images each month through a new ‘Eyewitness Premium’ in-app subscription service, which costs £1.49 a month (or local currency equivalent). The Guardian Eyewitness photography app for iPad is available to download for free from the App Store.
Photoshop CS6 Unlocked is the must-have handbook for web designers wanting to learn Photoshop CS6. It takes readers through everything they need to get started and then master Photoshop CS6 for their web projects.
The London Look is an exhibition of the finalists of The London Look photography challenge. The challenge, a collaboration between the Horniman Museum and Gardens and lifestyle and culture website Londonist, attracted over 350 entries. The images offer a diverse view of contemporary London seen through the eyes of both professional and amateur photographers. Participants were asked if there was a definitive ‘London Look’, to consider the varied style of Londoners, and capture the essence of the city through street photography, either spontaneous or posed. The London Look exhibition runs from Saturday 1st until Sunday 30th September.
Tamron has launched a new video series which profiles pro photographers as they shoot on location and present tips for viewers to capture better images. The videos are approximately 6 minutes in length and follow the photographers as they explain their approach to capturing images in their signature style.
The Empire State Building (ESB) has launched the “My Empire State Building” photo contest. Photographers of all levels are invited to submit photos of the global icon through their creative eyes and lenses. The winning photographer will receive a Grand Prize of $5,000.
The London School of Photography 2012 Exhibition is holding an exhibition showcasing the work of students from its first part-time professional photography course. The exhibition will be held from September 5 to 10, 2012 at the Blackall Studios, Shoreditch.
The 2012 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards will be held on 3-5th October in Singapore. The Awards are being held in conjunction with THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW and the WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL. Entries close on 7th September 2012.
Travel Photography Live! is a highly interactive, informative and hugely entertaining weekend at London’s Royal Geographical Society. Nick Danziger, Steve Bloom, Eamonn McCabe, Jason Hawkes, Timothy Allen, Tom Mackie and Chris Weston are just a few of the photographic ‘giants’ who’ll be sharing the secrets behind their iconic images. Tickets cost £25 for the keynote lecture evening, with Saturday or Sunday tickets costing £65 each and a Festival Pass (covering all three days) £130.
Packaging manufacturer GWP has launched a new e-commerce website, Cases UK. It offers top of the range, military grade, waterproof, dustproof and drop-proof protective cases suitable for photographic equipment.
The ‘Beauty Portraits Un-Touched’ exhibition combines female beauty with an exploration of the models’ real emotions and thoughts. ‘Beauty Portraits Un-Touched’ is the first solo exhibition by Rachell Smith and forms part of an on-going project, with the aim to publish a book in the near future. The exhibition will run from Thursday 23rd August until Thursday 13th September, at theprintspace gallery on 74 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8DL.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
We directly compare the Olympus OM-D E-M5 compact system camera and the Nikon D7000 DSLR in our first ever head to head review.
The gap between smartphones and compact cameras is narrowing all the time, as the new HTC One S proves. Offering an 8 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, 28mm lens with F/2.0 aperture and 1080p HD video recording, the HTC One S certainly has some impressive specs. Take a look at our gallery of sample photos and video to judge for yourself if the HTC One S can challenge a traditional compact camera...
The Samsung WB850 is a new travel-zoom camera with a mouth-watering specification. The WB850 offers a wide-angle 21x zoom lens, 16.2 megapixels, Full 1080p video recording, 3 inch AMOLED screen, built-in wi-fi and GPS, plus full manual controls. Read our detailed Samsung WB850 review to find out if it's a contender for the travel zoom crown.
A major exhibition devoted to the work of the 12 shortlisted photographers for the fourth Prix Pictet will go on show at the Saatchi Gallery in London from 10 – 28 October 2012. The winner of the 100,000 Swiss franc Prix Pictet will be announced by Kofi Annan, Honorary President of the Prix Pictet, at the opening reception on Tuesday 9 October.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The new Canon IXUS 510 HS is a stylish and well-appointed compact camera. Also known as the ELPH 530 HS, the Canon IXUS 510 HS offers a wide-angle 12x zoom, 10 megapixel CMOS sensor, 3.2 inch LCD touchscreen, built-in wi-fi and full 1080p HD movies. Read our in-depth Canon IXUS 510 HS review complete with full-size sample images and video.
The Panasonic AG-AC90 is a new memory card recorder that combines the high image quality, advanced functions and easy operation that professionals demand in a stylish, easy-to-handle design. The AG-AC90 AVCCAM memory card recorder will be available in October, 2012 at a suggested price of €1800.
Canon USA has recalled 68,200 EOS Rebel T4i DSLR cameras. Canon have previously stated that the front rubber grips of some units of the Rebel T4i may change color (turn white) after a short period of time. Now the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have asserted that a chemical used in the camera’s rubber grips can result in a reaction that changes the grips from black to white and poses a risk of skin irritation to the consumer. Canon USA has received one report of a consumer who developed a minor rash after contact with a surface where the camera had been. This recall involves EOS Rebel T4i digital SLR cameras with a 12-digit serial number that contain a second digit that is a “3” or “4” and a sixth digit that is a “1.” Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cameras and contact Canon U.S.A. to have replacement rubber grips installed free of charge.
The EISA Awards for 2012-2013 have just been announced, with 16 products selected in the Photo category.
From Canon, the EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR has been awarded “European Advanced SLR Camera”, the PowerShot G1 X “European Compact Camera”, and the PIXMA PRO-1 has been awarded the “European Photo Printer”. Nikon take the prizes for “European Professional Camera” for the D4 and “European Camera” for the D800.
The Fujifilm X-Pro1 has been crowned “European Professional Compact System Camera”, while the Olympus TOUGH TG-1 won the award for “European All Weather Camera” and the OM-D won the “European Compact System Camera” award. The Samsung NX20 won “European Advanced Compact System Camera”
The Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD claimed the “European Lens” award and Panasonic’s LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm F2.8 ASPH POWER O.I.S. lens won “European Compact System Lens”, with the Sigma APO Macro 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM named the “European Macro Lens” award.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V is the “European Travel Camera” of the year, while the RX100 wins “European Advanced Compact Camera” and the SLT-A57 “European SLR Camera”.
Finally Adobe joined in the fun with Lightroom 4 winning “European Photo Software”.
Website: EISA Awards - Photo
PocketWizard and JP Distribution are offering up to £20 off PocketWizard products in the UK. From today until Saturday 15th September 2012, you can claim up to £20 off a FlexTT5, MiniTT1 or AC3 ZoneController by redemption of a voucher and valid proof of purchase.