Friday, February 3, 2017

Capture One Pro 10.0.2

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Phase One have released version 10.0.2 of Capture One Pro. This update brings support for the Fujifilm X100F, the Olympus E-PL6, the Fujifilm X-A3, the Panasonic LX9/LX10/LX15, the Panasonic G8/G80/G81/G85, the Canon M5 and the Nikon 1 J5 cameras, and the Sony DT 18–250mm F3.5–6.3, Sony 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM, Panasonic LUMIX G Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH, Panasonic LUMIX G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 ASPH, Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 7-14mm F4 ASPH and Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD lenses; and fixes bugs.

Phase One have released version 10.0.2 of Capture One Pro. This update brings support for the Fujifilm X100F, the Olympus E-PL6, the Fujifilm X-A3, the Panasonic LX9/LX10/LX15, the Panasonic G8/G80/G81/G85, the Canon M5 and the Nikon 1 J5 cameras, and the Sony DT 18–250mm F3.5...

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Yuneec H920 Plus

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Compact System Camera
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Yuneec has announced significant upgrades to its flagship professional small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) platform, the H920, creating the H920 Plus (pictured) and improved ProAction handheld grip. The H920 Plus includes the ST16 Pro Ground Station which operates on an Android platform with an integrated transmitter, flight controls and large 7-inch screen display with a HD 720p video downlink for real-time flight footage and an HDMI uplink for distribution to external monitors, command/control centers, or broadcast trucks. The refined main control system now allows pilots to not only save settings but also select various mission task modes: Orbit Me, Point of Interest, Journey, Curve Cable Cam as well as waypoints, providing a bevy of programed options for high-end commercial use. Yuneec will offer its CGO4 – developed in close cooperation with Panasonic – with a 16-megapixel FourThirds sensor, 14-42mm lens, an all-new histogram, 4K 30FPS/ 100 Mbps video resolution as the H920 Plus core camera. The drone is outfitted with a carbon-fibre fuselage and arms and six rotors, quick-disconnect props and a 360-degree, 3-axis gimbal coupled with retractable landing gear that provides an unobstructed view from any angle. The camera and gimbal are capable of a 20° up-angle for upward-looking inspections. The ProAction Grip is a dual-grip ground handle that allows users to capture ultra-stable and remarkably steady footage.  The H920 Plus is available now and will be offered in a variety of configurations with prices ranging from $2,499 to $3,999. The ProAction handle and CGO4 bundle is available now for $1,500.

Yuneec has announced significant upgrades to its flagship professional small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) platform, the H920, creating the H920 Plus (pictured) and improved ProAction handheld grip. The H920 Plus includes the ST16 Pro Ground Station which operates on an Android platform with an integrated transmitter, flight controls and...

Getty Images Announce First Female Sports Photographer Internship

Zoltan Arva-Toth | General
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Getty Images are now taking applications for a newly created female sports photographer internship. Offered in partnership with Women’s Sport Trust, Cerno Capital and Canon, the internship will be a paid position in Getty Images’ London office and will run for one year from July 2017. During this time the photographer will learn all angles of the sports photography business by shadowing the picture desk, assignments team and field editors and honing her photography skills at sporting events. Applicants are asked to submit a CV and cover letter alongside a portfolio of their 15 best images.

Getty Images are now taking applications for a newly created female sports photographer internship. Offered in partnership with Women’s Sport Trust, Cerno Capital and Canon, the internship will be a paid position in Getty Images’ London office and will run for one year from July 2017. During this...

Chasing the Light Online Photography Magazine Issue #61

Zoltan Arva-Toth | General
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Issue 61 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Photography Magazine is now available. In a special edition of Behind the Lens, David Noton recalls his recent inspiring adventures photographing the Jurassic Coast in winter. Meanwhile in the next instalment of How It’s Done – Being There, we join him as he embarks on his first shoot of the New Year close to home. Then in Part Two of the mini-series in our The Bizz column, David continues to examine the challenges and rewards of becoming a professional photographer. He also presents a Video Blog from a shoot on the Jurassic Coast, using the Canon Camera Connect app to remotely control the camera from his phone, as well as two of his Fundamentals of Post-Production Videos. In Hoddinott’s Hangout, Ross Hoddinott takes his readers on a road trip to Glencoe, as he spends a sometimes-frustrating week attempting to successfully capture winter in the Highlands. Conversely, in the Art of Landscapes Bas Meelker takes us to Madeira, revealing the diverse photographic potential of the island. Do note that the full contents of Chasing the Light Online Magazine is available to full f11 subscribers only. However, non-members can purchase individual issues of the magazine at a price of £4.20.

Issue 61 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Photography Magazine is now available. In a special edition of Behind the Lens, David Noton recalls his recent inspiring adventures photographing the Jurassic Coast in winter. Meanwhile in the next instalment of How It’s Done – Being...

Nikon at The Photography Show 2017

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events
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Nikon UK will be exhibiting its product line-up and hosting a range of speakers at The Photography Show from 18th to 21st March at the NEC in Birmingham. Central to the interactive Nikon stand will be the Nikon School stage, where a host of inspirational speakers, including the current line-up of Nikon UK Ambassadors - David Yarrow, renowned for his fine-art wildlife photography, Leon Neal, award-winning news photographer, Richard Peters, known for his wildlife photography and back garden safari project, award-winning landscape photographer Jeremy Walker and Game of Thrones stills photographer Helen Sloan - will give insightful talks on a range of photography topics to inspire passionate photographers. The stand will also play host to commercial fashion photographer Dixie Dixon, internationally acclaimed photographer Joe McNally, multi-award-winning sports photographer Bob Martin, portrait, lifestyle and wedding photographer Kate Hopewell-Smith and fitness, sports and portrait photographer Tom Miles. Jeremy Gilbert, Marketing Director at Nikon UK says: “2017 is Nikon’s 100th Anniversary and we see this year’s Photography Show as the start of our celebrations in the UK. We have an amazing line-up of inspirational speakers, plus expert advice from our technical team and great product for photographers to get to grips with.”

Nikon UK will be exhibiting its product line-up and hosting a range of speakers at The Photography Show from 18th to 21st March at the NEC in Birmingham. Central to the interactive Nikon stand will be the Nikon School stage, where a host of inspirational speakers, including the current line-up...

Sony A99 II Review

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The Sony A99 II is a new 42 megapixel full-frame interchangeable lens camera that uses the Sony A-mount. Can the A99 II compete with the likes of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and the Nikon D810? Read our in-depth Sony A99 II review to find out...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Novo MP-10 and MP-20 Monopods

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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UK Optics have launched two new monopods and a monopod stand. Features include soft rubber fast-release twist locks, detachable rubber and spiked feet, ¼” and 3/8” camera screw threads and 8x layered carbon-fibre leg sections. Weighing in at 368 grams, the Novo MP-10 monopod has a maximum load capacity of 15 kilograms, extends to a height of 1650mm, folds down to 530mm, and retails for £54.99. The robust Novo MP-20 (£79.99) weighs 420 grams, has a load capacity of 20kg, and extends to a maximum height of 1820mm. The Novo VD-01 (£79.99) is a universal monopod stand that screws onto the bottom of the MP-10/20 monopod, and provides the stability required for fluid panning.

UK Optics have launched two new monopods and a monopod stand. Features include soft rubber fast-release twist locks, detachable rubber and spiked feet, ¼” and 3/8” camera screw threads and 8x layered carbon-fibre leg sections. Weighing in at 368 grams, the Novo MP-10 monopod has a maximum load capacity...

Novo T-Series Tripod Kits

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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UK Optics have announced their new Novo T-Series tripod kits - a range of four-section tripods manufactured from a class-leading 8x layered carbon fibre material. Key highlights include soft rubber fast release twist locks, possible leg angles of 23/50/85°, and reversible legs offering a smaller carrying profile. Detachable rubber or spiked feet come as standard and a short tube is also included for low ground level shooting at a working height of just 245mm. The top spider and the head mount are made from a lightweight but extremely tough aviation.grade aluminium. A ball-and-socket head is included with each of the tripod kits (with legs-only versions also being available). The Novo T-Series kits ship with a padded carrying bag.

UK Optics have announced their new Novo T-Series tripod kits - a range of four-section tripods manufactured from a class-leading 8x layered carbon fibre material. Key highlights include soft rubber fast release twist locks, possible leg angles of 23/50/85°, and reversible legs offering a smaller carrying profile. Detachable rubber or...

COOPH Launch Leather Accessories Collection

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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COOPH have just introduced their newest leather accessories including a camera strap, a memory card holder and a wrist strap. Made from 100% genuine, vegetable-tanned, Italian leather and expertly hand-crafted in Hungary, these accessories are available in a range of colours and sizes. Outfitted with a nifty SD card holder, the Leather Strap (98cm, 108cm and 120cm) can be yours for €59. Made from padded, natural materials, the COOPH wrist strap (€69) combines durability with style. Last but not least, the leather Card Holders (€69) are compact and offer space to store and organise up to four SD cards and three credit cards.

COOPH have just introduced their newest leather accessories including a camera strap, a memory card holder and a wrist strap. Made from 100% genuine, vegetable-tanned, Italian leather and expertly hand-crafted in Hungary, these accessories are available in a range of colours and sizes. Outfitted with a nifty SD card holder, the...

ONA Bags Launch Three New Products

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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ONA have announced the launch of a new bag for compact system cameras, a new lens pouch and a leather wrist strap. Handcrafted with full-grain leather and antique brass hardware, the Leather Bond Street ($219, pictured) is ONA's most compact bag to date. Designed specifically for CSCs and instant cameras, the Bond Street adapts the style and function of the company's existing Bowery bag into a smaller silhouette that holds a camera and 1-2 lenses. The Bond Street features a closed-cell foam padded interior, a removable padded divider, and a zip pocket sized to fit your smartphone, batteries or other small items. The Beacon lens case ($149) combines the silhouette of a vintage lens case with the function, style and flexibility of ONA’s camera bags. The Beacon is designed to protect up to four lenses and small accessories, utilising a close-cell foam interior and customisable padded dividers. For added flexibility, the Beacon can also hold select camera bodies, 360° and action cameras and small tripods. It features two large zippered openings, a small accessories pouch and a removable strap to protect your lenses in a suitcase. Finally, the Kyoto camera wrist strap ($49) is handcrafted from full-grain premium leather left over from the material used to make ONA’s premium camera bags. Lined with suede; the strap is intended for camera kits up to 6 pounds and has been stress-tested to 10lbs.

ONA have announced the launch of a new bag for compact system cameras, a new lens pouch and a leather wrist strap. Handcrafted with full-grain leather and antique brass hardware, the Leather Bond Street ($219, pictured) is ONA's most compact bag to date. Designed specifically for CSCs and instant...

Pakk Camera Bag Launches

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Pakk, a new player in the camera accessories market, has just launched its new photo bag. ‘I was so fed up of trying to find a camera bag that I wanted, a bag that could hold the gear I needed without being embarrassed to wear it. On top of that I hated carrying two bags, my camera bag and my everyday bag, I thought surely there must be a better way,’ commented Pakk founder Adam Bodini. ‘After years of searching I started working with a design team and a range of photographers to start creating something built for their needs.’ Weighing in at 1.3 kilograms, the Pakk bag has a capacity of 30 litres, and offers quick camera access, a removable, padded camera insert, secret pockets, an expandable tripod / water bottle pocket and a padded laptop sleeve holding up to a 15" MacBook. The Pakk camera bag is available for £199.

Pakk, a new player in the camera accessories market, has just launched its new photo bag. ‘I was so fed up of trying to find a camera bag that I wanted, a bag that could hold the gear I needed without being embarrassed to wear it. On top of...

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

PODAS International Workshop - Cuba

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events
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The 2017 Phase One Digital Artist Series (PODAS) international photography workshops kick off in April with an all-expenses-included photo excursion to Cuba. Phase One, together with workshop specialists Camera Voyages, are managing all the details so that participants are free to focus solely on refining their craft. Ambitious location shoots are complemented by individualised, hands-on tutorials covering elements of photography ranging from visualisation to composition, capture, workflow and presentation. Instructors include professional photographers and creative photo industry luminaries. The workshop will take place from 6-14 April 2017 in Havana. The cost of attendance is €5250/$5800 per person.

The 2017 Phase One Digital Artist Series (PODAS) international photography workshops kick off in April with an all-expenses-included photo excursion to Cuba. Phase One, together with workshop specialists Camera Voyages, are managing all the details so that participants are free to focus solely on refining their craft. Ambitious location shoots...

Genuine Moments Photography Competition Winners Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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Forces Mutual today announced the winners of their photography competition for the British Armed Forces community including Civilian Contractors and the wider Military family. Overall winner Royal Engineer Section Commander Nick Johns was awarded the highest prize for capturing fellow 22 Engineer Regiment “Sapper” and street artist Adam Williams painting Queen Elizabeth II onto a wall in their Camp Taji barracks in Iraq to commemorate Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday in May 2016. The judges were unanimous in their selection of the overall winning image, impressed by the juxtaposition of the informality of street art with the regal splendour of a royal portrait, all within the stark and dusty confines of a Military camp in Iraq. As overall prize winner Nick will receive £750 of photography vouchers from Forces Mutual. Winners of the additional Genuine Moments categories include Wayne Page Sr., Philip Dye, James Goff, Tilly Lambert Lee, Otis Taitt and Philip Collins.

Forces Mutual today announced the winners of their photography competition for the British Armed Forces community including Civilian Contractors and the wider Military family. Overall winner Royal Engineer Section Commander Nick Johns was awarded the highest prize for capturing fellow 22 Engineer Regiment “Sapper” and street artist Adam...

Lexar Professional 3500x CFast 2.0 512GB Memory Card

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Lexar today announced doubled capacity for the Lexar Professional 3500x CFast 2.0 memory card. The new 512GB capacity card provides write speeds up to 445MB/s, for professional videographers to capture lots of footage and keep shooting. “As professional imaging technology continues to advance, it’s crucial that memory storage formats keep pace with ever-evolving data needs,” said Jennifer Lee, senior director of product marketing, Lexar. “When shooting 200fps on a high-end, production-level camera, it’s easy to fill up an entire 256GB card with content in just 17 minutes.3 Comparatively, the new Professional 512GB 3500x CFast 2.0 card can capture up to more than twice that time.” The new card capacity will be available in Q1 of 2017 with an MSRP of £1,732.99.

Lexar today announced doubled capacity for the Lexar Professional 3500x CFast 2.0 memory card. The new 512GB capacity card provides write speeds up to 445MB/s, for professional videographers to capture lots of footage and keep shooting. “As professional imaging technology continues to advance, it’s crucial that memory...

Zeiss at WPPI

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events
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Zeiss have announced their participation in this year’s WPPI Exposition at the Las Vegas Convention Center (7-8 February 2017). The company will have two of their brnd ambassadors on site, providing hands-on workshops for attendees. Topher DeLancy, a California based wedding photographer will be hosting multiple portrait workshops, while videographer Ray Roman will be on-hand to help attendees and answer their questions about using ZEISS lenses to capture that all important day for their clients.  Registration information can be found at the website below.

Zeiss have announced their participation in this year’s WPPI Exposition at the Las Vegas Convention Center (7-8 February 2017). The company will have two of their brnd ambassadors on site, providing hands-on workshops for attendees. Topher DeLancy, a California based wedding photographer will be hosting multiple portrait workshops, while...

Monday, January 30, 2017

Harold Feinstein Retrospective, Part I

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers
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The Galerie Thierry Bigaignon (Paris) is staging a retrospective of Harold Feinstein's work.  The first part, on show from 3rd February to 30th April, will be dedicated to the early years (1940s and 1950s) with a selection of black-and-white photographs. As a representative of the so-called 'New York school of photography', Feinstein spent six decades photographing the streets of New York and became known for his appreciative and empathic portrayal of the human condition. Though his Coney Island work has been much celebrated, Feinstein's breadth and exposure is far greater, including a large body of classic street photography, nudes, portraits, still life and an intimate portrayal of the life of a conscripted soldier during the Korean War. Former New York Times critic and historian A.D. Coleman wrote: "Harold Feinstein is a true photographer’s photographer, and one of the most seriously under-recognized senior figures in U.S. photography."

The Galerie Thierry Bigaignon (Paris) is staging a retrospective of Harold Feinstein's work.  The first part, on show from 3rd February to 30th April, will be dedicated to the early years (1940s and 1950s) with a selection of black-and-white photographs. As a representative of the so-called 'New York...

Tenba Cineluxe Video Bags

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Tenba's new Cineluxe Collection delivers a unique level of speed, versatility, protection and performance in video camera bags. The first to bring the “doctor bag” style opening to backpacks and rolling cases, Tenba’s new collection features novel "FlexCore" dividers, a waterproof bottom panel, and a selection of protective padded wraps and pouches that allow sensitive equipment to be safely stored alongside larger cameras and rigs. There are seven models available in the range, including four shoulder bags (£160-£240), two backpacks (£250-£270) and a rolling case (£320). The new Tenba Cinelux range is available now from all good photo retailers and the full collection will be on display at BVE at Excel London, 28th February - 2nd March, Stand M39.

Tenba's new Cineluxe Collection delivers a unique level of speed, versatility, protection and performance in video camera bags. The first to bring the “doctor bag” style opening to backpacks and rolling cases, Tenba’s new collection features novel "FlexCore" dividers, a waterproof bottom panel, and a...

Fantasea and AOI Introduce Nw Macro Lenses

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Lenses
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Fantasea and AOI have released a selection of new, high-quality macro conversion lenses for underwater photography. The lenses mount on the underwater housing's lens port and can be installed and removed during the course of the dive. The range includes the UCL-05LF +6 Macro Lens - a +6 dioptre close-up lens with 4 elements arranged in 3 groups -, the UCL-06LF +12 Macro Lens - a +12 dioptre close-up lens with 6 elements in 4 groups, pictured -, and the UCL-09F +12.5 Super Macro Lens, a +12.5 dioptre close-up lens with 5 elements in 2 groups. All of these conversion lenses are depth rated to 60 metres. The UCL-05LF +6 Macro Lens is available for $199.95, the UCL-06LF +12 retails for $249.95, and the UCL-09F +12.5 Super Macro Lens sells for $359.99.

Fantasea and AOI have released a selection of new, high-quality macro conversion lenses for underwater photography. The lenses mount on the underwater housing's lens port and can be installed and removed during the course of the dive. The range includes the UCL-05LF +6 Macro Lens - a +6...

Friday, January 27, 2017

AirSelfie Now Available to Pre-Order

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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AirSelfie, the first pocket-sized flying camera that communicates with your smartphone, is now available to pre-order. The device is composed of four powerful propellers and a tiny video camera with a 5-megapixel sensor, and can fly vertically up to a height of 66 feet allowing users to take aerial selfies of themselves and their friends. The device connects to the most popular smartphones, including iPhone (6, 6s, 7 and 7 Plus), Huawei P9, Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge via WiFi. “People have the impression that flying cameras are costly, difficult to operate and unwieldy,” says Edoardo Stroppiana, co-founder of AirSelfie. “AirSelfie redefines the space with a device that's small, light and easy to use. We have succeeded in developing a great product, and we can’t wait to share it with our growing base of AirSelfie enthusiasts.”

AirSelfie, the first pocket-sized flying camera that communicates with your smartphone, is now available to pre-order. The device is composed of four powerful propellers and a tiny video camera with a 5-megapixel sensor, and can fly vertically up to a height of 66 feet allowing users to take aerial selfies of...

Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon FF-Prime Cine-Tilt Lenses

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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The new Xenon FF-Prime Cine-Tilt lenses from Schneider-Kreuznach combine a similar form factor and capabilities as the company’s popular full-frame primes with an added tilt function up to ±4°. By sustaining the field of view during focus and tilt actions, the new cine-tilt design means that previously unimaginable images can be taken by moving and tilting the focus plane. Designed and built in Germany, the new design incorporates sophisticated mechanics for smooth and accurate tilt action. The tilt of the lens is controlled via a high-precision ring with 120° rotation that is as intuitive to operate as pulling focus. Thanks to the common 0.8 module gear, the Cine-Tilt can be used with standard follow-focus systems. The Xenon FF-Prime Cine-Tilt line-up comprises focal lengths of 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm – all with a maximum aperure of T2.1. The lenses will be available in a Sony E-mount this spring, either individually or as a set. Pricing to be confirmed.

The new Xenon FF-Prime Cine-Tilt lenses from Schneider-Kreuznach combine a similar form factor and capabilities as the company’s popular full-frame primes with an added tilt function up to ±4°. By sustaining the field of view during focus and tilt actions, the new cine-tilt design means that previously...