Monday, January 23, 2017

Coptrz Gains Civil Aviation Authority Accreditation

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, General
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Coptrz, the world’s first company offering continuous personal development to drone pilots, has been awarded the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) National Qualified Entity (NQE) status. This entitles the company to deliver CAA-approved training to potential drone pilots, including both a theory and a practical test. “Basic training is just the beginning,” says managing director Steve Coulson. “We believe that one certificate doesn’t set you up to be a drone pilot. That’s why we also offer training on all aspects of running a business: marketing, pricing strategy, making money from drones, and using specific software packages, plus specific jobs - such as surveying, 3D mapping, or using a drone to inspect the inside of a tank or a cellular tower.”

Coptrz, the world’s first company offering continuous personal development to drone pilots, has been awarded the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) National Qualified Entity (NQE) status. This entitles the company to deliver CAA-approved training to potential drone pilots, including both a theory and a practical test. ...

Friday, January 20, 2017

Calumet Launch Open Day Competition

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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The Open Day Competition, run by Calumet Photographic, is challenging photographers to submit creative and captivating pictures that encapsulate a unique moment in time. People can vote for their favourite shot on Calumet's Facebook page, which will be used on all invitations and promotional materials for Calumet’s Spring Capture More Open Days. The winner will also receive £250 worth of Calumet Gift cards to spend on equipment. “Launching a competition like this, gives us the perfect opportunity to see the talent and originality out there,” says Jon Warner, Managing Director of Calumet Photographic. “Our Open Days are hugely important to our customers, so what better way to show them how much we appreciate their loyalty than by asking them to be a part of them?” The deadline for entries is 23 February 2017.

The Open Day Competition, run by Calumet Photographic, is challenging photographers to submit creative and captivating pictures that encapsulate a unique moment in time. People can vote for their favourite shot on Calumet's Facebook page, which will be used on all invitations and promotional materials for Calumet&rsquo...

Fotospeed Academy Announces Printing Masterclass with Joe Cornish

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers
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The Fotospeed Academy today announced a new workshop with leading landscape photographer Joe Cornish. In his printing masterclass Interpreting your Image (13th February), Cornish will help intermediate to advanced photographers and printers discover the craft of interpreting their images and developing their unique printing style. Based in Lacock, Wiltshire, the masterclass - which will provide a brief overview of the printing basics and essentials before turning to unorthodox tips and tricks used by professionals to bring their images to life - is priced at £275.

The Fotospeed Academy today announced a new workshop with leading landscape photographer Joe Cornish. In his printing masterclass Interpreting your Image (13th February), Cornish will help intermediate to advanced photographers and printers discover the craft of interpreting their images and developing their unique printing style. Based in...

Fujifilm GFX 50S Sample Images

Mark Goldstein
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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with a pre-production version of the brand new Fujifilm GFX 50S medium format camera, using the new 63mm f/2.8, 32-64mm f/4, and 120mm f/4 macro lenses.

Nightless Night Photography Workshop

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events
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The Nightless Night International Photography Workshop, held for the second time in Finnish Lapland, is looking for two photography and social media enthusiasts to win a trip to the event next summer. The three-day Photography Workshop will lead participants through three stages designed to make use of those extra hours and the endless daylight the Midnight Sun has to offer. The workshop takes place in the far North of Finnish Lapland, in Saariselkä and its surroundings on 30 June - 2 July 2017. “The registration to the event started in December, but now we are looking for two photography and social media enthusiasts with a desire to travel and outdoor life to win a trip to the Photography Workshop. We are really waiting for inspiring stories and applicants”, says coordinator Johanna Alatorvinen. Interested photographers have until 28th February to apply by filling in the application form on the Nightless Night website.

The Nightless Night International Photography Workshop, held for the second time in Finnish Lapland, is looking for two photography and social media enthusiasts to win a trip to the event next summer. The three-day Photography Workshop will lead participants through three stages designed to make use of those extra...

Fujifilm X100F Sample Images

Mark Goldstein
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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with a full production version of the brand new Fujifilm X100F premium compact camera.

Fujifilm X-T20 Sample Images

Mark Goldstein
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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with a full production version of the brand new Fujifilm X-T20 compact system camera.

Fujifilm GF 32-64mm f/4 R LM WR Sample Images

Mark Goldstein
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Fujifilm GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR Sample Images

Mark Goldstein
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Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR Sample Images

Mark Goldstein
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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with a pre-production version of the brand new Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR lens, mounted on the Fujifilm GFX 50s camera.

Fujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR Sample Images

Mark Goldstein
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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with a pre-production version of the brand new Fujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR lens, mounted on the Fujifilm X-T20 camera.

Leica M10 Preview: Digital Meets Analog

Amy Davies | Digital
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The M10 is the latest digital rangefinder from German manufacturer, Leica.

It features a 24MP full-frame sensor, an updated MAESTRO II processor, and an improved viewfinder. It uses the rangefinder technique of focusing - and is therefore manual focus only.

Following on from the M (Typ 240), the camera is already available to buy, and costs £5,600 (body only).

The M10 is the latest digital rangefinder from German manufacturer, Leica. It features a 24MP full-frame sensor, an updated MAESTRO II processor, and an improved viewfinder. It uses the rangefinder technique of focusing - and is therefore manual focus only. Following on from the M (Typ 240), the camera is already...

Leica M10 Sample Images

Amy Davies
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Ahead of our full review, here are sample images taken with the new Leica M10 digital rangefinder camera, including the full ISO range.

Leica M10 Hands-on Photos

Amy Davies | Digital
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Want to see exactly what the new Leica M10 digital M-system rangefinder camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica M10 digital M-system rangefinder camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Leica M10 digital M-system rangefinder camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica M10 digital M-system rangefinder camera.

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Graphite Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X-Pro2 Graphite special edition compact system camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm X-Pro2 Graphite special edition compact system camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X-Pro2 Graphite special edition compact system camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm X-Pro2 Graphite special edition compact system camera.

Fujifilm X-T2 Graphite Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X-T2 Graphite special edition compact system camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm X-T2 Graphite special edition compact system camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X-T2 Graphite special edition compact system camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm X-T2 Graphite special edition compact system camera.

Fujifilm X100F Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X100F premium compact camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm X100F premium compact camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X100F premium compact camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm X100F premium compact camera.

Fujifilm X-T20 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X-T20 compact system camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm X-T20 compact system camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X-T20 compact system camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm X-T20 compact system camera.

Fujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR lens.

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR lens.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Canon Sponsors Sundance Film Festival

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events
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Canon U.S.A. is returning as a Sustaining Sponsor to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival held in Park City, Utah. The company will welcome invited 2017 Sundance Film Festival attendees to the Canon Creative Studio (open 21-24 January, from 11am-6pm) for interactive displays of Canon equipment, live panel discussions, and a relaxing lounge stocked with coffee, snacks, and wireless internet connection. Here, guests will be able to explore Canon’s new flagship cinema camera, the Canon EOS C700 Digital Cinema Camera (pictured), the 4.5 million ISO Canon ME20F-SH multi-purpose camera, and the Canon CN-E 50-1000mm CINE-SERVO lens, among other gear on display. On the output side, guests will be able to see the colour accuracy and HDR capabilities of Canon’s line of 4K Reference Displays.

Canon U.S.A. is returning as a Sustaining Sponsor to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival held in Park City, Utah. The company will welcome invited 2017 Sundance Film Festival attendees to the Canon Creative Studio (open 21-24 January, from 11am-6pm) for interactive displays of Canon equipment, live panel discussions, and...