The excessive temperatures which have been plaguing our readers in the USA have lastly arrived right here in Central Europe. I can’t say I’m a fan. So, I’ve determined to observe the instance of many animals and shift my exercise to the night and night time hours. By that I don’t simply imply consuming wine with buddies, but additionally going out to see the animals. Actually, I even used the warmth (effectively, the animals’ warmth) to seek out them at nighttime forest. Right here is my first shot from the borrowed Zeiss DTI 4, which I’m at the moment testing for you.
- MIOPS Spark: When related to the iPhone’s Magsafe mount, it permits your cellphone to be held and managed like a camera. Along with the camera-like controls, the Spark has a lightweight sensor, which is used as an automated lightning set off, just like present MIOPS units. There are further modes for lengthy exposures, picture averaging, and crowd elimination. It’s launching for $109 on Kickstarter.
- Wacom One: 4 new tablets meant for starting artists, designers, and photographers who need a substitute for a mouse. They vary in show dimension, touchscreen performance, and the scale of the energetic space. Pricing is $400 and $600 for the 2 totally different Wacom One Pen Shows, and $100 and $150 for the 2 totally different Wacom One Pen Tablets.
- TTArtisan 100mm F2.8 Bubble Bokeh: This can be a lens for lovers of retro lenses and weird bokeh. It’s absolutely guide, and it mounts to the camera with the once-common M42 thread (adaptable to all present mirrorless cameras). The principle cause for selecting this lens is its rendering of highlights within the background. These are captured as balls of sunshine with a vivid edge round their perimeter, resembling cleaning soap bubbles. Priced at $155.
- Mitakon Speedmaster 20mm, 35mm, 50mm T1.0 S35: Extremely-fast T1 cine lenses for APS-C cameras with Sony E, Nikon Z, Fuji X, Canon RF mount. The manually-focused lenses have silent, stepless aperture management with 9 rounded blades. The producer guarantees low focus respiratory. The filter thread is identical 77mm for all lenses. The entire bundle sells for $1,299.
The Rumor Mill
Nikon Zf: The curtain slides up
It seemingly gained’t be lengthy now (August-September) earlier than we all know every thing for positive, however within the meantime, the primary leaked specs of Nikon’s upcoming retro mannequin have appeared on Nikon Rumors. The Zf is predicted to function a 24.4 MP BSI CMOS sensor, which ought to preserve the value at a comparatively inexpensive $1,999.
The camera appears to be based mostly upon the design of the traditional Nikon F3, with some enhancements over the management structure of the Nikon Zfc. The camera’s weight is predicted to be about 700g (1.5 kilos). It should additionally get a small grip, just like the one on the Df or F3. Intriguingly, the camera is predicted to have Nikon’s first ever implementation of a high-resolution pixel shift operate. I look ahead to testing the camera’s autofocus and buffer capabilities (particularly if the shocking rumor is true – that it’s going to have a micro SD card slot alongside the standard SD slot).
Canon EOS R5 Mark II may get higher-res sensor with S/M/L decision choices
We already have used to the truth that the decision of cameras is rising once more after a brief interval of stagnation. In line with pretty dependable sources on Canon Rumors, the eagerly-awaited Canon EOS R5 Mark II will function a sensor with a decision of as much as 60MP.
Canon is conscious that such a decision is usually too excessive for a lot of photographers, so they’re reportedly going to supply a small and medium decision mode as effectively. Possibly it can observe within the footsteps of the Leica M11 and supply 60 MP, 36 MP, and 18 MP.
Sony a7C II and a7CR leaked specs
Sony is about to announce two new cameras. On 29 August 2023, the second era of the a7C and a brand new mannequin referred to as the a7CR are anticipated to be launched. You may even see leaked photographs on Sony Addict.
And what are the rumoured specs? On the coronary heart of the a7C II, we are able to count on a 33MP full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor. Within the a7CR, we are able to count on a sensor with extra decision – rumored to be 61 megapixels. The brains of each cameras would be the BIONZ XR & AI Processing Unit, borrowed from the a7R V. Extra detailed specs might be discovered at Canon Rumors.
Picture Contest Nook
- Subject: Moreover the primary Environmental Photographer of the Year class, there are additionally Nikon’s Younger Environmental Photographer of the Year, MPB Imaginative and prescient of the Future, Recovering Nature, Conserving 1.5 Alive, and Adapting for Tomorrow.
- Charges: Free
- Prize: The general winner will obtain a money prize of £5,000 in addition to an interview in CIWEM’s Surroundings Journal, a profile on the WaterBear web site, and a function on the Nikon Europe web site. Further £1,000 money prizes for class winners.
- Deadline: August 30
- Subject: Journey images
- Charges: 1 picture = $10; 3 photographs = $25; 5 photographs = $35.
- Prize: 1st place will obtain 15% of the cash collected from the competitors entry charges. 2nd and third place will obtain 10% and 5% respectively.
- Deadline: August 31
- Subject: Photographs of climate, water, and local weather from the refined to the intense; suppose clouds, waves, storms, and different atmospheric, oceanic, or hydrologic situations.
- Charges: Free
- Prize: 1st lace will obtain $500. 2nd and third place will obtain $300 and $200 respectively. Members Alternative winner will get $500.
- Deadline: August 31
Good Offers and New Gross sales
There are two trade-in summer time offers occurring at B&H proper now. Till August twenty seventh, you’ll be able to select from Canon merchandise at this link. The trade-in supply is the worth of your gear + $200 + as much as $200 extra off the standard value of the Canon gear. A few of the finest offers are on the f/2.8 (and f/2) zooms, in addition to the f/1.2 primes.
If it is advisable suppose longer about your buy and also you’re additionally a fan of small sensors, here you’ll be able to select from OM-System or Olympus merchandise till October 1st. You will get the flagship camera, the OM SYSTEM OM-1, for $1,800 (was $2,200) while you commerce in your previous camera, amongst different offers. For proof that you are able to do nice issues with a small sensor, I recommend you go to the web site of my colleague and pal, Olympus ambassador Petr Bambousek.
Different Pages of Curiosity
Photographic pigment can generally actually save lives. Should you go mushrooming within the woods like me, you in all probability know that probably the most toxic mushroom on the planet is the ‘loss of life cap’, Amanita phalloides. This green-capped mushroom is accountable for 90% of all poisoning deaths. Scientists have now succeeded in uncovering the lethal mechanism of its toxin, α-amanitin. Utilizing CRISPR after which AI protein modelling software, they discovered the construction of a molecule that could possibly be a possible antidote. It then grew to become clear that this molecule was not only a theoretical assemble, however really existed. It was developed by Kodak in 1955 for near-infrared images and is named indocyanine inexperienced. Particulars in an article in Nature Communications.
The Nikon Z8, as nice a camera as it’s, has had some flaws. After the difficulty with the mount, Nikon has additionally formally admitted issues with the free strap lugs. These can detach from the camera if they’re “subjected to situations comparable to a robust influence or steady heavy stress.” Fortunately, Nikon is repairing the camera at no cost in case your copy is affected. So, in case you are a Nikon Z8 proprietor, I like to recommend you examine your camera here and get your camera fastened if it impacts you.
Picture Theme Problem, Week #10
Final week’s theme was steel. You may see the outcomes on this thread. Thanks to everybody on your submissions! This week’s theme is dessert (the sweets, not the sand 🙂 and you’ll submit your outcomes on this thread by August 17!
Week #9 Outcomes
Let’s check out a number of the submissions for the steel theme. I personally love taking pictures of steel, and I believe we received some fairly wonderful submissions this time! Let’s begin with a photograph from rjbfoto from New York:
There may be such a robust feeling of steel, and the overexposure on the left actually reveals off the feel of the staircases.
New member Quincy gave us this picture:
It’s just about a whole world constructed out of steel. The geometric types distinction properly with the one life within the body: a Rock Dove.
Ronald submitted this picture:
This huge construction actually reveals the weird constructions we people can assemble out of steel.
Thanks to all of the discussion board members who submitted entries for Week #9! We take pleasure in wanting by your whole photographs and efforts and are excited to see your desserts subsequent week.
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