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Photography Information: Panasonic’s New Sensor, OM System OM-1 Sale

I overestimated the house discipline benefit yesterday. Whereas capturing alongside the creek, my foot slipped and I splashed into the water with all my gear. The plan was to get a photograph of a searching kingfisher for right now’s Photography Information.

As a substitute, I made two observations that I wish to share with you. The Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 lens has its limits relating to water resistance. Then again, the sealing of the Nikon Z9 didn’t disappoint and didn’t let a single drop get in. And what about you, have you ever ever managed to drown your photograph tools? How did it end up? I’d love to listen to about your experiences. However now, onto what has occurred within the final week.

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The tune of the Eurasian Wren is without doubt one of the typical sounds of the European forest in spring. NIKON D500 + 500mm f/5.6 @ 500mm, ISO 720, 1/640, f/6.3

Latest Bulletins

  • Panasonic’s new Organic Sensor: After ten years of growth, it appears to be prepared. You received’t see it in any camera but, so what can we sit up for sooner or later? The principle characteristic that Panasonic mentions of their press launch is decreased coloration crosstalk. In different phrases, every RGB pixel is simply receptive to the a part of the colour spectrum that’s assigned to it. This could result in higher coloration accuracy, particularly in troublesome lighting circumstances.
  • Xencelabs Pen Display 24 Studio Series: Wacom tablets (for drawing or modifying and retouching in photograph modifying packages) have a brand new competitor. This 24-inch pill presents 1.07 trillion colours in 4K, extensive viewing angles, programmable Fast Keys unit for keyboard shortcuts (removable from the show), and extra. Accessible from the second quarter of 2023 for $1,899.
  • Zoner Photo Studio X Spring Update: With the brand new main replace, ZPS X provides help for over 1200 camera lenses (automated correction of distortion, chromatic aberration and vignetting). RAW processing velocity has nearly doubled. Multi-monitor help has been improved. The Video module has additionally acquired new options. A 30-day trial model is obtainable for obtain here.
  • Zhiyun MOLUS G60 and X100: A pair of lights for photographers and videographers on the go. Each lights might be powered by AC or battery. They permit steady gentle adjustment from 0% to 100%. The colour temperature is adjustable from 2700 to 6500K. A variety of equipment might be connected to the sunshine supply to vary the character of the sunshine. For extra info, go to the B&H PhotoVideo web site, the place the lights might be pre-ordered for $199 (G60) and $249 (X100).

The Rumor Mill

Rolleiflex: the return of a twin lens reflex legend?

The well-known firm of the identical title might have declared insolvency in 2014, however the title nonetheless lives on as “Rollei GmbH & Co. KG“. Beforehand, Rollei was recognized for its twin-lens reflex (TLR) cameras, which had been in manufacturing since 1929. These cameras had a decrease lens for capturing and a second lens above it for focusing. The focusing display screen was on prime of the camera, so once you centered, you stared downward. Keep in mind that?

TLRs had been ultimately displaced by SLRs. It’s uncommon to see somebody utilizing a TLR right now. I’ve one myself (conventional Czech model Flexaret) on my windowsill. However the final time it had movie in it was very, very way back.

Rollei now not makes cameras, though which will change quickly. An attention-grabbing put up appeared on the Twitter posing because the official Rollei account. It pronounces {that a} new digital TLR Rollei is perhaps launched on April twentieth (I double-checked if it isn’t the first). If this put up seems to be true, will probably be one of many boldest releases within the pictures trade in a very long time.

Pentax on a wave of nostalgia

Not way back, Leica revived manufacturing of its M6 35mm camera. Apparently, the normal Japanese camera producer Pentax just isn’t lagging behind. Not too long ago, the journal Barfout! revealed an interview with a number of representatives of the Japanese pictures trade. One of many interviewees was Takeo Suzuki, product planner and designer at Ricoh Imaging’s PENTAX Enterprise Unit.

The interview reveals that in right now’s digital world, there’s a rising demand for the nice outdated analog expertise. Open the camera door, load the movie, manually rewind to the primary body. After 36 frames, you employ a small lever to wind the movie again into the cartridge. After growing the images, a second of pleasure to see in the event that they turned out properly.

If you wish to expertise all that, you should buy a used Pentax K1000, Tremendous A and even an LX for just a few {dollars}. Or you possibly can wait some time and perhaps see a model new mannequin with guide rewind. When you want a refresher on the sound distinction between guide and motorized rewind, the Australian Superb Lyrebird will remind you.

Will Canon shock us with a quick 24-105mm lens?

It might not be as a lot of a shock, since  the rumor {that a} 24-105mm f/2.8 may very well be launched within the first half of 2023 appeared on Canon Rumors just a few days in the past. In any case, it could be an attention-grabbing addition to Canon’s lens portfolio. In spite of everything, full-frame lenses on this focal size vary are usually f/4 at greatest. The 105mm on the lengthy finish would open up extra potentialities for portraits, weddings, or avenue pictures, the place extensive apertures are so fascinating.

Picture Contest Nook

“Reflections ” Photography Competition

  • Subject: Reflections is the theme for this competitors.
  • Charges: $12 to $36 (1 to six entries)
  • Prize: Money Awards as much as $10,000 to the Prime Three Photographers.
  • Deadline: April 7

2023 International Photography Competition FMoPA x TPA

  • Subject: There are 8 classes to use for: Individuals, Locations, Nature, Summary pictures, Conceptual Photography, Nonetheless Life, Documentation, Aircraft.
  • Charges: $10 per picture (max 15 photos).
  • Prize: $1,000 for total winner; a minimum of $100 in items and providers for greatest in every class.
  • Deadline: April 10

Good Offers and New Gross sales

Images by my buddy and profitable wildlife photographer Petr Bambousek or my colleague Nicholas Hess at all times reassure me that even with a small sensor you are able to do nice issues. It’s much more enticing when OM Programs’ greatest MFT camera, the OM-1, is now accessible for $1,900 (was $2,200).

You recognize what’s higher for a photograph expedition than one 2TB SSD? Two 2TB SSDs! That’s in case one fails or leads to another person’s bag. Personally, I journey with a SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable SSD V2. It’s now accessible at B&H for the very attention-grabbing value of $140 (was $450). With all these SSD gross sales I present in my weekly Picture Information articles, you higher not be shopping for them at full value.

This lens just isn’t on sale, however it’s in inventory. Even that may be thought of excellent news lately. What lens am I speaking about? The Nikon Z 85mm f/1.2 S. You possibly can order it from our trusted accomplice B&H PhotoVideo for $2,797.

Different Pages of Curiosity

Spring has arrived within the temperate northern hemisphere, and with it, the nesting season. Caring for chicks is difficult work, as you could have skilled. The dad and mom of the little falcons in San Diego not solely have to supply sufficient meals for his or her chicks, however in addition they have to guard them from every kind of threats. Photographer Decker Nomura superbly captured a peregrine falcon attacking a pelican that received too near the nest. Pelicans might usually eat fish, however as this video taken by a BBC team on the African coast exhibits, the falcon in all probability was proper to be cautious.

Right here you possibly can see a python dealing with a human intruder in Cairns, Australia. No, don’t fear, this isn’t a tragic accident the place a python swallowed a hapless farmer. Consider this put up extra as a reminder that even within the warmth of the second, it pays to deal with animals with respect. Particularly when their mouths are armed with needle-like teeth.

Sudan isn’t just the title of a rustic in central Africa. It’s, or reasonably was, the title of the final male northern white rhino. Sadly, he died in 2018, and with him the probabilities of a pure restoration of the species. Photographer Ami Vitale is the writer of the brief movie Remembering Sudan, the trailer of which you’ll watch on the Vital Impacts website. Sudan’s taxidermied physique traveled from the Nationwide Museum in Prague, Czech Republic, again to his authentic dwelling in Kenya final week. His skeleton will stay on show in Prague. See images of the transfer here.

And a last be aware – there may be a petition to maintain Amazon from closing DPReview. At Photography Life, we take into account DPReview and different pictures web sites to not be competitors, however fellow pictures instructors who assist increase the artwork. Though it’s probably too late to persuade Amazon, give it a signature when you can. You by no means know.

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