For an upcoming article, I’ve ready an attention-grabbing look into the previous. I obtained my palms on a Nikon D3 camera and I had an concept that… effectively, I don’t need to spoil it. As a substitute, I need to share a curiosity with you. After I downloaded the D3’s pictures to my laptop, I found within the EXIF that the earlier proprietor of this skilled physique was none apart from Tomki Němec. For a few years, he was the official photographer of the primary Czech president, Václav Havel. It was attention-grabbing to work with a camera with such historical past. However now to the current. What information did we see this week?
- Viltrox 75mm F1.2 PRO: This APS-C, autofocus lens was introduced six months in the past for Fuji – now it’s out there for Nikon Z and Sony E mounts. In comparison with the unique Fuji model, the Nikon/Sony model will get the flexibility to modify between clean and stepped aperture choice (there’s a devoted swap). There may be additionally a brand new perform button. Focusing is offered by a brand new STM stepping motor. Contained in the climate sealed barrel are 16 components in 11 teams, 4 of that are excessive index lenses. The filter diameter is the usual 77mm. Priced at$549.
- Pergear 60mm F2.8 MK2 2X: The primary model of this 2x macro lens from 2021 was just for APS-C and MFT cameras. The present model has “grown up” and may cowl the whole full-frame sensor of cameras with Sony E, Nikon Z, Leica L, Canon RF, Fujifilm X and Micro 4 Thirds mounts. The lens has no digital connections. Nevertheless, at $199, it’s a extremely low cost ticket to the macro world.
- DJI Osmo Action 4: The key change from its predecessor is the rise in sensor measurement from 1/1.3-inch (diagonal 9.41mm) to 1/1.7-inch (diagonal 12.25mm) whereas sustaining the identical 155-degree area of view. Video may be recorded as much as 4K/120p in 10-bit D-Log M colour. Most recording time per cost is 150 minutes, which is barely lower than its predecessor (right here the bigger sensor took its toll). Most dive depth with the Motion 4 is restricted by your breath and 18 meters, except you employ a case. Priced at $399.
The Rumor Mill
Canon RF 200-500mm f/4 IS USM
Plainly within the case of this lens, the query will not be if, however when. According to Canon Rumors, the reply might be This autumn of 2023. This lens has been talked about for a while now, and no surprise. Its profitable predecessor, the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x, has been in the marketplace for a decade.
By comparability, the Canon 200-500mm f/4 L won’t have a built-in teleconverter. Which means that the f/4 aperture will stay unchanged as much as 500mm. This additionally implies that in case you use an exterior 1.4x teleconverter, you get a 140-700mm f/5.6 lens! This can absolutely be the dream lens of many nature and sports activities photographers. Sadly, out of the realm of goals is the worth, which is alleged to be $15,999.
Retro Nikon Zf behind the scenes
As with the aforementioned Canon telephoto lens, the query of whether or not Nikon’s forthcoming full-frame retro mannequin will exist is not a query of if. Until one thing comparable occurs as in 2017, when Nikon scrapped the already completed DL series cameras, we should always see the Nikon Zf. What we are able to count on from this camera continues to be a query. It seems like Nikon has managed to plug nearly all of the holes by way of which specs might leak.
The unique launch date was stated to be 2 July, so apparently it has been postponed, however I believe not for lengthy. Curiously, the F-mount equal of the upcoming mannequin, the Nikon Df, celebrates its tenth birthday this November. We are able to solely hope that Nikon has not determined to postpone the launch of the Zf to coincide with its tenth anniversary.
Sony a9 III (potential) specs
On the Sony Alpha Rumors site, they admit that the supply that despatched them details about Sony’s upcoming new launch won’t be dependable. So take the next data with a grain of salt.
They stated the video specs of the a9 III must be quick: 960 FPS cropped 1080p, 480 FPS oversampled 1080p and 240 FPS 4K. The a9-series was, is, and must be all about velocity. The physique is rumored to get a built-in grip with two batteries that may be modified with out turning the camera off. The camera is alleged to have a twin card slot (CF-A/SD) and the flexibility to retailer knowledge on to an SSD by way of USB.
The 29MP sensor may need a world digital shutter with no mechanical one (that will be attention-grabbing). The body price is rumored to be 30 FPS when capturing in uncompressed/compressed-lossless uncooked. When capturing in HEIF, 120 FPS at full decision is rumored.
GoPro 12 – the hero strikes again
The just lately launched DJI Osmo Motion 4 elevated the sensor measurement to 1/1.7 inch. In line with Photo Rumors, the GoPro Hero 12 can have a 1-inch sensor (15.86 mm diagonal). Appears to be like like we’ve obtained one other instance of producers are competing for measurement – a traditional arms race, and a driving pressure for evolution on the identical time. Let’s hope it doesn’t finish with medium format cameras on our helmets and handlebars.
Picture Contest Nook
- Subject: Self portrait
- Charges: $40 USD per entry (an entry contains as much as 5 pictures).
- Prize: Alternative to exhibit at Decode Gallery in Tucson, Arizona.
- Deadline: August 19
Good Offers and New Gross sales
In case you missed it final week, there’s nonetheless an attention-grabbing deal on Canon merchandise at B&H picture. With promocode CANONSAVINGS it can save you as much as $500. Comply with this link to see what merchandise you’ll be able to select from.
It was stated that house is the place you dangle your hat. I might change that to “work is the place I convey my laptop.” I comply with that motto myself, though I don’t take my 16-inch laptop computer on lengthy journeys. If measurement and weight are a difficulty, it’s higher to search for fashions with a smaller display screen (round 13 to 14 inches). However measurement shouldn’t come on the expense of efficiency. Apple’s 13.3-inch MacBook Pro M1 Chip with Retina display, at present on sale for $1,249 (was $1,699), meets all these necessities.
The SanDisk 128GB Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC reminiscence card went by way of my velocity take a look at final week, which you’ll be capable of learn quickly. How did it carry out? In its class, it’s a card that may be beneficial as quick and dependable. Sure, there are sooner SD playing cards on the market, however they don’t price $130 (was $200).
When travelling and trekking by way of the countryside, each further gram rapidly turns into noticeable. Therefore the existence of Micro 4 Thirds cameras from Panasonic and OM System (Olympus). The high-end OM System OM-1 now sells for $2,000 (was $2,200).
Different Pages of Curiosity
The profitable pictures of the EVIDENT Image of the Year Award could persuade you that science is hardly dry or uninteresting. I want my academics in school had detailed the aesthetic qualities of the nervous system of a sea star (which is the winning image). You may also see a germinating pollen grain or the wing of a Urania rhipheus butterfly magnified 20 occasions. Curiously, all the pictures may be downloaded in excessive decision. So in case you’d wish to have a brand new laptop wallpaper, right here’s your probability.
At present’s self-obsessed occasions are mirrored, amongst different issues, within the overwhelming variety of self-portraits created day by day (see the competitors in my Picture Contest Nook). Final week, we had been additionally reminded as soon as once more that selfies may be lethal, with the information that French photographer Remi Lucidi had fallen from a Hong Kong skyscraper. However sufficient of the darkish information. This week I obtained a message that amused me. The Wolf, a personality from kids’s cartoons 50 years in the past, taking selfies. Don’t consider me? See for your self in this video from concerning the 50-second mark.
“See the unseen” is the motto with which Canon has launched its new high-sensitivity broadcast camera, the MS-500. Inside is a sensor whose improvement I informed you about a while in the past, known as the Single Photon Avalanche Diode (SPAD). Its fundamental benefit is its potential to see in nearly complete darkness. Nicely, most of us don’t must movie dancing fairies in a forest clearing dimly lit by just a few fireflies, however in case you do, it may be yours for $25,200. For extra data, go to the Canon website.
Picture Theme Problem, Week #9
Final week’s theme was water, and you’ll see the outcomes on this thread. Thanks to everybody to your submissions! This week’s theme is steel and you’ll publish your pictures proper right here!
Week #8 Outcomes
Let’s check out just a few of the submissions for the water theme that stood out to us, such because the one from kwongphotography:
I like the colour palette within the picture above as one’s eye goes from backside to prime. Few topics are extra soothing than the water’s edge throughout gentle, golden gentle!
W2W3 gave us an thought of the light-scattering results of water:
These leaves created an exquisite geometric sample. Good seize and a great eye from W2W3 to note them.
Lastly, we now have a submission from dg9ncc:
The gentle impact right here from the lengthy publicity (and even a barely shallow depth of area) make for a really attention-grabbing composition that provides this waterfall a powerful air of secrecy!
Thanks to all of the discussion board members who submitted their pictures for Week #8! We take pleasure in trying by way of your entire pictures and efforts, and may’t wait to see your steel pictures subsequent week.
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