Friday, July 28, 2017

Sony Develops Next-Generation CineAlta Motion Picture Camera System

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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Sony has announced plans for its next-generation CineAlta digital motion picture camera system. This latest addition to the CineAlta family is being developed in close collaboration with creative professionals including Directors, Cinematographers and Digital Imaging Technicians. Key highlughts of the new product include a full-frame 36x24mm sensor exclusively designed for this Digital Motion Picture Camera, multiple aspect ratios, "exceptional" picture quality and compatibility with current and upcoming hardware accessories for CineAlta cameras (DVF-EL200 Full HD OLED Viewfinder, AXS-R7 recorder, AXS-CR1 and AR1 card reader, AXS and SxS memory cards). It will also maintain the workflow established with Sony’s 16bit RAW/X-OCN and XAVC.

Sony has announced plans for its next-generation CineAlta digital motion picture camera system. This latest addition to the CineAlta family is being developed in close collaboration with creative professionals including Directors, Cinematographers and Digital Imaging Technicians. Key highlughts of the new product include a full-frame 36x24mm sensor exclusively designed...

Canon Live Learning – Portrait Photography Tour

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events
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Canon USA have announced a new portrait photography tour. Conducted by Canon Live Learning and featuring Canon Explorers of Light Parish Kohanim, Lindsey Adler, Bob Davis, Tyler Stableford, Michele Celentano and Roberto Valenzuela; the tour takes portrait photography from the professional photographers’ points of view and extracts learning opportunities that are helpful to enthusiasts and aspiring pros. It has six stops across the country, including Atlantam New York, Chicago, Boulder, Phoenix and Orange County. Each tour stop will showcase a different photographer, each with their distinctive style. The range of topics covers everything from posing and lighting to developing your style and overcoming bad light. Click through / read on for the details.

Canon USA have announced a new portrait photography tour. Conducted by Canon Live Learning and featuring Canon Explorers of Light Parish Kohanim, Lindsey Adler, Bob Davis, Tyler Stableford, Michele Celentano and Roberto Valenzuela; the tour takes portrait photography from the professional photographers’ points of view and extracts learning...

Thursday, July 27, 2017

MTF Services Offer New Fujinon MK Lens Conversion Service

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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MTF Services have designed brand new solutions to convert the new FujinonMK lenses to Micro Four Thirds and FZ mount systems. Fitting the new mount options for the Fujinon MK lenses will be offered as a service from the team at MTF Services. Simply ship your lens over to MTF’s London-based workshop (Unit 4 Kingfisher House, Trinity Park, Trinity Way, London, E4 8TD), and the team will fit your preferred mount before shipping back to you, fully tested, professionally adapted, cleaned and ready for use.

MTF Services have designed brand new solutions to convert the new FujinonMK lenses to Micro Four Thirds and FZ mount systems. Fitting the new mount options for the Fujinon MK lenses will be offered as a service from the team at MTF Services. Simply ship your lens over to MTF...

Elinchrom Announce Ranger Trade-in Programme

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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To coincide with the release of the ELB 1200, Elinchrom is providing current Elinchrom Ranger owners with a $1000 credit good towards the purchase of a new ELB 1200 when they trade in their old Ranger RX pack and head. The units do not have to be functional, but they do need to be complete ie: battery, pack, charger and a minimum of one head. Photographers ready to upgrade are encouraged to bring their qualifying Ranger equipment (Ranger RX, Ranger RX Speed or Ranger RX Speed AS with a minimum of one Ranger A or Ranger S Flash Head) to any authorised dealer to receive $1000 off their ELB 1200 purchase instantly. The trade in offer is valid on purchases made through 31 December 2017.

To coincide with the release of the ELB 1200, Elinchrom is providing current Elinchrom Ranger owners with a $1000 credit good towards the purchase of a new ELB 1200 when they trade in their old Ranger RX pack and head. The units do not have to be functional, but they do need to...

GoPro QuikStories

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras, Software
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QuikStories are a new feature in the GoPro app that pulls footage from your HERO5 and creates a polished video on your phone, automatically. Complete with music, effects and transitions, your QuikStory is ready to share immediately or can be customised with text and titles, speed effects and more. “QuikStories is our biggest leap forward since the invention of the GoPro itself,” says GoPro founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman.  “QuikStories is the simple storytelling solution our customers have been dreaming about for years.  It’s an absolute game changer.” QuikStories is now available for HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session users. To get started, download the new GoPro app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

QuikStories are a new feature in the GoPro app that pulls footage from your HERO5 and creates a polished video on your phone, automatically. Complete with music, effects and transitions, your QuikStory is ready to share immediately or can be customised with text and titles, speed effects and more. &ldquo...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens Brass, Chrome Plated Edition

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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The Lomographic Society has launched the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens Brass, Chrome Plated edition. The Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens has been designed by Lomography’s technicians based on an 1839 design – and condensed into a bold brass lens for modern analogue and digital cameras – available in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts. "Photographers and videographers can delve into an extensive variation of moods and special effect: silky soft focus at f/2.9, crisp sharp shots from f/5.6 onwards, and a focal length of 64mm," the society says. The Daguerreotype Achromat Lens works with a Waterhouse Aperture Plate system, which allows full creativity with depth of field and bokeh effects. Now, the much talked about Art Lens is back with a brand new design: a sleek chrome plating for a classic, timeless look that protects your brass lens from wear and tear. Priced at just €499, the Chrome Plated Daguerreotype Achromat is available now from the Lomography Online Shop and Gallery Stores worldwide.

The Lomographic Society has launched the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens Brass, Chrome Plated edition. The Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens has been designed by Lomography’s technicians based on an 1839 design – and condensed into a bold brass lens for modern analogue and digital cameras – available in Canon EF...

PolarPro Expands Library of Video Editing Solutions

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Today, PolarPro announced availability for their newest software offering, the Helios Cinematic Light Effects. With effects ranging from light leaks and lens flares to light transitions, Helios offers a variety of colours, styles and looks that can easily fit the mood of any video edit. As with the recently launched Aurora Cinematic Color Presets, the new Helios effects are compatible with most popular video editing platforms including Adobe products such as Premiere 9.0 or later, After Effects CC or later, as well as Apple Final Cut Pro 7 or later, and the Avid Media Composer. These simple-to-use effects can easily be dropped into any video composition to help streamline your post-production workflow.. Retailing for $29.99, the Helios Cinematic Light Effects are currently available at the website below.

Today, PolarPro announced availability for their newest software offering, the Helios Cinematic Light Effects. With effects ranging from light leaks and lens flares to light transitions, Helios offers a variety of colours, styles and looks that can easily fit the mood of any video edit. As with the recently launched...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Nikon Celebrates 100th Birthday with Exclusive Anniversary Content Series

Zoltan Arva-Toth | General
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Nikon today launched an exclusive content series in celebration of its 100th anniversary. Housed in Nikon’s Anniversary Hub, the series will be released throughout the summer and consist of iconic images, stories and advice from photographers all over the world, who have helped shape a century of imagination and the brand’s rich history. It will also offer a behind the scenes virtual tour of the Nikon Museum in Tokyo. Entering the world of Nikon, viewers will get an insight into Nikon’s technologies, products and key milestones in its history – including how Nikon has assisted bioscience, medicine and even space. Click through / read on for the details.

Nikon today launched an exclusive content series in celebration of its 100th anniversary. Housed in Nikon’s Anniversary Hub, the series will be released throughout the summer and consist of iconic images, stories and advice from photographers all over the world, who have helped shape a century of imagination...

Nikon D850 Coming Soon

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Nikon have announced the development of their newest full-frame digital SLR camera, the Nikon D850. "The D850 follows on from the D810, which was highly praised for its extremely sharp and clear rendering, and rich tone characteristics," the company said in a statement. "The D850 will be a powerful new full-frame FX-format digital SLR camera, engineered with a range of new technologies, features and performance enhancements that are a direct result of feedback from users over the years, who demand the very best from their camera equipment." Nikon have also released a 4K teaser video entitled "Hercules Rising," shot entirely on the new camera. Click through / scroll down to watch the movie.

Nikon have announced the development of their newest full-frame digital SLR camera, the Nikon D850. "The D850 follows on from the D810, which was highly praised for its extremely sharp and clear rendering, and rich tone characteristics," the company said in a statement. "The D850 will be a powerful new...

Mastering the Creative Workflow Masterclass

Zoltan Arva-Toth | General
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Sponsored by Calumet, the Mastering the Creative Workflow masterclass recently took place at Pinewood Studios to offer professional and budding photographers and filmmakers the ultimate creative experience. The one day event was hosted by professional filmmaker and X-Rite Coloratti, Ollie Kenchington and professional photographer and BenQ Ambassador, Adrian Weinbrecht. Run in partnership with X-Rite, BenQ, Rogue Photographic Design and Rotolight, the workshop gave visitors an insight into how creative professionals make use of colour management solutions and professional lighting tools for their everyday projects. The day consisted of four sessions. Click through / scroll down to watch the sessions back.

Sponsored by Calumet, the Mastering the Creative Workflow masterclass recently took place at Pinewood Studios to offer professional and budding photographers and filmmakers the ultimate creative experience. The one day event was hosted by professional filmmaker and X-Rite Coloratti, Ollie Kenchington and professional photographer and BenQ Ambassador, Adrian Weinbrecht. Run...

Monday, July 24, 2017

BenQ Instagram Competition

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Competitions
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To celebrate the launch of their new Instagram page, BenQ are offering one lucky follower the chance to win their SW2700PT monitor, worth £594. Designed to effortlessly and accurately showcase the creative vision of professional photographers, the SW2700PT is packed full of image enhancing features such as hardware calibration, 99% Adobe RGB colour space coverage and a 2560 x 1440 resolution IPS panel. To be in with a chance of winning a brand-new BenQ SW2700PT monitor, simply follow @inspiration_by_benq on Instagram by Monday 31st July 2017.

To celebrate the launch of their new Instagram page, BenQ are offering one lucky follower the chance to win their SW2700PT monitor, worth £594. Designed to effortlessly and accurately showcase the creative vision of professional photographers, the SW2700PT is packed full of image enhancing features such as hardware...

Canon UK Launch World Press Photo VR Experience

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Digital
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Canon today announced the UK launch of a World Press Photo virtual reality experience. In a bid to inspire a wider photography audience, users can explore the 45 best images of 2017 – and their incredible stories – at any time. The World Press Photo VR app is available for free download in the Oculus Store. Created by the makers of Canon’s photography management platform, irista, those who engage with the VR experience will see the winning photos displayed in a virtual gallery that evolves based on each users’ individual interaction with the photos. The unique VR experience, which provides a deeper insight into the stories behind the images, is narrated by Stuart Franklin, chair of the 2017 World Press Photo Content general jury.

Canon today announced the UK launch of a World Press Photo virtual reality experience. In a bid to inspire a wider photography audience, users can explore the 45 best images of 2017 – and their incredible stories – at any time. The World Press Photo VR app is available for free download...

Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Sample Images

Mark Goldstein
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Ahead of our full review, here are sample images taken with the new Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD lens, mounted on a Canon EOS 80D body.

The Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD is a brand new ultra-telephoto zoom lens designed for APS-C DSLR cameras.

LBS Photography Awards

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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The London Business School Photography Club has launched the LBS Photography Awards in partnership with Canon. Billed as "the first photography competition aimed at exploring how the way we do business transforms our lives, the environment and communities across the globe," the LBS Photography Awards accept submissions in three categories: Environment, Energy and Resources; Community Engagement and Human Development. The organisers are looking for photo stories that will inspire and promote projects with significant community, human or environmental impact. The submission deadline is 31st October. The best and most powerful images will be showcased in an exhibition in January 2018 at the London Business School, along with a series of talks and networking sessions.

The London Business School Photography Club has launched the LBS Photography Awards in partnership with Canon. Billed as "the first photography competition aimed at exploring how the way we do business transforms our lives, the environment and communities across the globe," the LBS Photography Awards accept submissions in three categories:...

Canon EOS 200D Review

Mark Goldstein
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The new EOS 200D / Rebel SL2 is Canon's smallest and lightest DSLR camera. Aimed mainly at beginners, the EOS 200D / Rebel SL2 is also an attractive proposition for experienced photographers looking for a more compact body. Find out if it can satisfy both by reading our Canon EOS 200D / Rebel SL2 review...

Friday, July 21, 2017

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-6000

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Printers
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Canon have unveiled their latest professional large-format inkjet printer - the imagePROGRAF PRO-6000. At 60-inches wide, the imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 printer is the largest 12-ink printer on the market today. “With the introduction of our largest model, the imagePROGRAF PRO-6000, we round out our full line of high quality PRO Series printers,” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Our PRO Series now offers an expansive lineup of large-format inkjet solutions and sizes for a broad range of applications in the photo, fine art, proofing and graphics market segments.” The imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 printer is expected to be available in August 2017 with an MSRP of $11,995.

Canon have unveiled their latest professional large-format inkjet printer - the imagePROGRAF PRO-6000. At 60-inches wide, the imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 printer is the largest 12-ink printer on the market today. “With the introduction of our largest model, the imagePROGRAF PRO-6000, we round out our full line of high quality PRO...

Fuji Relaunches Fujifilm Masterpiece Award Programme

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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Fuji North America today announced the relaunch of the long-standing Fujifilm sponsored Masterpiece Award on August 1, 2017. The Fujifilm 2017 Masterpiece Award will be awarded to a Professional Photographers of America (PPA) member residing in the USA and Canada in each of three separate categories – wedding, portrait and illustrative - whose work best represents the specific category of photography. Honoured photographers will be named in a national press release to be issued by Fujifilm. In addition, the Fujifilm 2017 Masterpiece Award recipients will receive a crystal glass trophy, a certificate of award, and a lapel pin.

Fuji North America today announced the relaunch of the long-standing Fujifilm sponsored Masterpiece Award on August 1, 2017. The Fujifilm 2017 Masterpiece Award will be awarded to a Professional Photographers of America (PPA) member residing in the USA and Canada in each of three separate categories – wedding, portrait and illustrative - whose...

Canon EOS 200D Sample Images

Mark Goldstein
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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images and videos taken with the Canon EOS 200D DSLR camera (also known as the EOS Rebel SL2).

The Canon EOS 200D is the world’s lightest APS-C DSLR camera with the world’s fastest Live View auto-focus system.

Alien Skin Software Announces Summer Sale

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Alien Skin Software has announced its summer sale. All products in the company's online store are available at a 40% discount through July 24th. This includes the Advanced Layers Update for Exposure X2, Alien Skin's non-destructive raw photo editor, plus four additional software products - Blow Up, Snap Art, Eye Candy 7 and the Exposure X2 Bundle.

Alien Skin Software has announced its summer sale. All products in the company's online store are available at a 40% discount through July 24th. This includes the Advanced Layers Update for Exposure X2, Alien Skin's non-destructive raw photo editor, plus four additional software products - Blow Up, Snap Art,...

Win a Manfrotto Backpack, BeFree Tripod and Xume Adapter!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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Photography Blog have teamed up with Manfrotto to offer two lucky readers the chance to win some fantastic prizes.

1st Prize - Manfrotto Manhattan Mover 50 backpack and BeFree Color aluminium travel tripod

2nd Prize – Manfrotto XUME filter adapter (size of your choice)

UPDATE: The two lucky winners are Frances Sunshine Hopkins (1st Prize) and Miguel Costa (2nd Prize). Congratulations!

Photography Blog have teamed up with Manfrotto to offer two lucky readers the chance to win some fantastic prizes. 1st Prize - Manfrotto Manhattan Mover 50 backpack and BeFree Color aluminium travel tripod 2nd Prize – Manfrotto XUME filter adapter (size of your choice) UPDATE: The two lucky...