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Photography Information: Two Nikon Lens Rumors, Samyang’s f/2 Zoom

I’ve to confess that we have now moderately weird Easter traditions within the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Earlier than Easter Monday, males and boys weave a sort of whip out of wicker. Then they go from home to deal with with it, and whereas reciting Easter rhymes, they hit the women on their legs and bottoms with the twigs. In the event that they arrive too late, the ladies throw chilly water on the boys. You’ll be able to learn extra about it on Wikipedia.

Sometime I’ll need to doc this pretty and mostly-peaceful custom, after which I promise to share it with you. Within the meantime, I’ve a picture for you of a distinct Easter custom in one other a part of the world. Are you able to guess the place? I’ll write extra about it quickly. For now, take pleasure in one other Photography Information.

NIKON D300 @ 52mm, ISO 400, 1/400, f/6.3

Current Bulletins

  • Samyang AF 35-150mm f/2-2.8 FE: New lens for Sony E mount. Essentially the most attention-grabbing factor is within the title: it’s an autofocus zoom with a most aperture of f/2 on the huge finish. There should not many full-frame lenses with such a characteristic; I can solely consider one. Extra particulars in regards to the 35-150mm f/2-2.8 FE on Samyang’s page. Priced at $1,399.
  • TTArtisan AF 27mm f/2.8: To this point, just for Fujifilm X-mount – quickly additionally for Sony E and Nikon Z mount. This autofocus lens is designed for APS-C sensors, on which it has an equal focal size of about 40mm. The metallic lens barrel homes 6 parts. The shortest focusing distance is 0.35m. The load is tiny at about 100 grams / 0.22 kilos (relying on the mount). Value might be $149.
  • 7Artisans 15mm f/4: A totally guide lens that guarantees “close to zero distortion” and “sharp imaging.” That is speculated to be offered by 13 parts, two of them aspherical. The metallic barrel pushes the lens’s weight to 536 g / 1.18 kilos, whereas the filter thread permits for 77mm filters. It’s accessible for E/L/R/Z mounts at a worth of $359.
  • Luminar Neo 1.8.0: Alongside elevated pace and stability, the brand new model additionally comes with a number of usability enhancements. Histograms at the moment are accessible within the Edits tab, and you may type photographs utilizing the uncooked filter within the Catalog. Moreover, preview on hover is now accessible for LUTs within the Temper instrument, the Mix Mode in Layers, and Digicam Profile within the Develop RAW instrument. It’s also possible to regulate the depth of a Preset’s changes with a slider, whereas one other slider exhibits you a photograph’s earlier than/after states.

The Rumor Mill

Will we see a Nikon Z 200-600mm lens?

This telephoto lens was listed on one among Nikon’s roadmaps again when the Sahara was nonetheless a inexperienced oasis. We’ve seen the identical tantalizing silhouette for years. What’s Nikon ready for? Perhaps for the demand for all these unique super-telephoto lenses just like the 400mm f/2.8 and 600mm f/4 to be glad first?

One other risk is {that a} finances lens for “birders” might be launched together with a extra reasonably priced camera able to hen’s eye focusing. Might this occur with the Z8, or one thing else? Who is aware of, simply speculating. Anyway, there was a brief put up on Nikon Rumors that there’s a risk that we are going to see it quickly. Hopefully the “quickly” shouldn’t be meant in some geological sense of time.

First Nikon wide-angle DX lens for Z-mount

The specs for the Nikon Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR lens have appeared as a consequence of a leak by Nikon Europe. Till now, Nikon’s widest focal size for DX Z-mount was 16mm (or 14mm in the event you rely Nikon’s full-frame lenses). The brand new lens, which can fill that spot within the lineup, is alleged to have 12 parts in 11 teams (together with 1 ED and 1 ASPH).

Apparently, the minimal focusing distance is 0.19m for all zoom positions. One other attention-grabbing characteristic is the facility zoom operate. This could let you zoom out and in and management the zoom pace remotely. Filter thread diameter is 67mm, weight is 205g. So, we have now the specs. Now all that’s left is to reply the fundamental query: when?

Rumored APS-C cameras from Sony

Sony is perhaps getting ready no less than one APS-C mannequin, and probably two: the Sony a7000 and a5500. There are already specs floating round, though Sony Alpha Rumors means that solely the a7000 (or an analogous high-end APS-C Sony camera) is more likely to see the sunshine of day. Count on a sensor decision round 26 MP – and probably an a7-style camera physique.

Picture Contest Nook

A Smith Gallery’s “common objects”

  • Matter: On a regular basis merchandise, acquainted issues.
  • Charges: $40 for the primary 5 pictures, $5 per every extra picture.
  • Prize: The winner of the Juror’s Award may have an internet solo exhibition, “The 27” exhibition e-book, and a characteristic on the gallery’s weblog. The exhibited works might be supplied on the market. The gallery will retain 40% of the sale worth.
  • Deadline: April 17

Thresholds: Street Photography Now

  • Matter: Avenue Photography
  • Charges: Entry charges begin at $25
  • Prize: 1st Place winner will obtain $1,000; 2nd Place winner will obtain a $500 LACP present card; third Place winner will obtain $250 LACP present card.
  • Deadline: April 18

Good Offers and New Gross sales

I used to make use of the predecessor of the Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4 carbon fiber tripod. That was within the aluminum age. This newest carbon-fiber model has diminished its weight (2.1kg) and elevated its load capability (20kg). An attention-grabbing characteristic is a capability to mount the middle column at a 90-degree angle and get the camera off the tripod axis. This may be helpful when capturing macro near the bottom. Value $485 (was $610).

The Logitech MX Master 3S mouse, which I’m utilizing proper now to click on on this information and edit all my photographs – and which hasn’t precipitated me carpal tunnel syndrome but – is now accessible in a set with a keyboard for $187 (was $220).

Skylum has not solely launched a brand new model of its enhancing program Luminar Neo (model 1.8.0), but in addition an attention-grabbing worth provide. Till the tip of this week, the Explore and Pro plans could be bought with as much as 83% off.

Different Pages of Curiosity

It gained’t shock you once I say that birds have considerably higher eyesight than people. However in what sense? Along with having sharper “optics” and sometimes a a lot wider angle of view, birds even have totally different “sensors”. Their retinas, not like ours, are able to seeing 4 colours as a substitute of three. Many birds have mild notion that extends into the UV vary. What does an ultraviolet world appear to be? And why did birds develop the colours they put on at the moment? You’ll be able to examine it within the article by Ellen Rykers, with photos by Richard Robinson.

The Artemis mission is underway. Quickly we’ll have a base on the Moon for manned deep house flights, and earlier than we all know it, the primary human might be planting a vegetable patch on Mars. But, we don’t even know 1 / 4 of the species that share our planet with us! Right here’s a have a look at 10 unusual species discoveries of 2022.

There’s a Czech saying, “nothing is eaten as scorching as it’s cooked.” This may also be mentioned in regards to the introduced closure of DPReview. In keeping with the most recent announcement by Scott Everett (Common Supervisor – evidently the content material might be accessible even after April tenth, and DPReview has been posting a bit although it’s previous the preliminary date of their deliberate closure.

Hopefully that’s sufficient optimistic data to finish this Easter challenge of Photography Information. I want you good mild this week.

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