Marshall CV420-CS: new true 4K compact camera debuts at IBC 2018

Marshall CV420-CS: new true 4K compact camera debuts at IBC 2018 The  new Marshall CV420-CS offers true 4K resolution in 4096x2160p at 60/50 fps, and comes packaged in a sturdy, discrete design that features a wide range of picture adjustment controls. Built around a 12.4-Megapixel, 1/1.7-inch sensor, the Marshall CV420-CS  expands the family of CV cameras from the company with a compact true 4K camera. The new model delivers crisp, clear 4096x2160p video with, adds Marshall, vibrant colors and fast frame rates. The Marshall CV420-CS has outputs of 12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI and HDMI 2.0, and it has a Varifocal or Fixed CS/C lens mount capability with DC Auto-Iris plug-in for Continue reading "Marshall CV420-CS: new true 4K compact camera debuts at IBC 2018"

Hasselblad’s XV Lens Adapter Lets You Use V Lenses on the X1D-50c

Hasselblad has launched its new XV lens adapter, which lets you mount old V system lenses on the new X1D-50c medium format mirrorless camera. The XV adapter, which Hasselblad says “bridges its legacy and its future,” supports Hasselblad’s full lineup of C, CB, CF, CFI, CFE, F and FE lenses — it adds compatibility for over 60 lenses that range in focal length from 30mm to 500mm. The lenses function solely using the X1D-50c’s electronic shutter since no lens shutter control is possible when pairing the two generations of gear. You can purchase the Hasselblad XV lens adapter now
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Be Wary of the Wellcome Photography Prize

The Wellcome Trust is the world’s second largest charitable trust with an endowment of approximately £23.2 billion (~$30 billion). For the past 20 years, it has produced a photo contest called the Wellcome Image Awards, and this year, it rebranded the contest as the Wellcome Photography Prize. The Prize is free to enter, and images can be submitted into one of four categories. Each category winner receives £1,250 while the overall winner receives a prize of £15,000 (~USD$19,000). Furthermore, the winners and shortlisted entries will be displayed at the Lethaby Gallery of the University of the Arts London. My
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Photos of Zookeepers as the Animals They Care For

For the past few years, the Minnesota Zoo has been celebrating National Zookeeper Week in mid-July by shooting a set of lighthearted photos in which the zookeepers recreate photos of the zoo’s animals. “Our dedicated zookeepers are starting to resemble the animals in their care,” the zoo says. The Minnesota Zoo is located in Apple Valley, Minnesota. You can find out more about it on the zoo’s website and Facebook page.
Image credits: Photographs by the Minnesota Zoo and used with permission

Lexar Memory Cards are Coming Back from the Dead

Back in June 2017, Micron announced that it would be discontinuing its entire Lexar removable storage business that included memory cards, readers, flash drives, storage drives, and more. A few months later, the Chinese company Longsys swooped in and acquired the brand. Longsys now says that Lexar will be returning from the grave. Now a Longsys-owned business, Lexar announced this week that it’s resuming full production of its products and will begin shipping to major retailers again this fall. The product lineup will include memory cards, card readers, solid state drives (SSDs), and USB flash drives geared toward professional photographers
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Sony FS5 Helps A Mt. Everest Shoot Become A Reality

The Sony FS5 is lightweight, easy to use 4K camera so it makes absolute sense to me it would be the preferred choice for co-producer / director of photography Sierra Johansen to take to Mt. Everest for a documentary on climber Nick Talbot. Talbot was attempting to summit Everest even though he has Cystic Fibrosis. “Breathing on Everest” is directed by Meredith Gaito you can read all about Johansen’s experience with the Sony FS5 and about her shooting at Everest’s basecamp below which Sony asked her to share. The words below are all Johansen’s and I feel it best for
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Kodak Ektachrome is Now in the Hands of Testers

After originally being announced back in January 2017, the return of Kodak Ektachrome film is inching closer: rolls of the film are now landing in the hands of beta testers around the world. The official Kodak Instagram account has published photos of Ektachrome boxes being held by photographers.

@sandracoan @benjhaisch Thank you for being on our beta test team!

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Photographers are apparently being sent shrink-wrapped blocks containing 10 individual boxes of Ektachrome.

These are the Top Cameras and Lenses According to the 2018 EISA Awards

The prestigious EISA Awards has announced its picks for the top photography products of 2018-2019. Sony leads the pack with 5 prizes this year, Canon snagged 4, and Nikon landed 2. For nearly 40 years now, the Expert Imaging & Sound Association (EISA) has been selecting the “most innovative, cutting-edge products” in consumer electronics, and Photography is one of the six categories of products covered. EISA is made up of technical experts from 55 leading specialist magazines and websites in 27 countries around the world. Here are the best photo gear products of the year, according to the EISA Awards:

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Nikon’s Fourth Full-Frame Mirrorless Teaser Shows Its Noct Lens

Nikon has released its 4th teaser video for the full-frame mirrorless camera system it’ll be announcing in less than a week. This latest one is titled “Lens” and suggests a revival of ultra-low-light ‘Noct’ lenses. The 33-second video shows several glimpses of the Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/1.2, one of the fastest lenses ever made by Nikon and the only lens so far to bear the company’s ‘Noct’ branding. ‘Noct’ is derived from the Latin word for ‘night’, and Nikon used it as a designation for “Specialty low-light lens designed for maximum sharpness at the widest aperture setting.” A return
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HeadPLUS: edelkrone says it’s the smartest motorized pan and tilt head

HeadPLUS, edelkrone’s motorized pan and tilt head Introduced by edelkrone as the new world’s smartest motorized pan & tilt head, HeadPLUS is available in the normal version and the HeadPLUS PRO, able to handle heavier cameras. Simplicity of use is key to the design of  the new accessory, says edelkrone. The new accessory is ultra simple to use, says the company, because “you can manually adjust the pan and tilt angle of the HeadPLUS. This way, instead of using a remote control, you can, in fact, program your camera motions by hand. This gives an unprecedented speed to your workflow, and makes the whole process much more
HeadPLUS, edelkrone’s motorized pan and tilt head
HeadPLUS, edelkrone’s motorized pan and tilt head
HeadPLUS, edelkrone’s motorized pan and tilt head
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Photographer Captures Shooting Star Exploding in Front of a Comet

Montreal-based photographer François Guinaudeau went out a couple of nights ago to shoot Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner during the Perseid meteor shower. As he was capturing photos of the comet for stacking, a shooting star flew into the frame and exploded near the comet. Above is one of the photos that resulted. “While video and VFX make my living, I am a passionate photographer and I recently decided to dive in a really special kind of photography: Deep Sky Object (DSO) photography,” Guinaudeau tells PetaPixel. That night, Guinaudeau drove three hours with some friends to the Mont Mégantic Observatory, the first
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Macallan Launches a Magnum Photos Limited Edition Whiskey

For the past 10 years, the famous Scotch whiskey distillery The Macallan has been releasing limited edition whiskeys in a Masters of Photography series. For its latest edition, Macallan collaborated with the prestigious Magnum Photos cooperative. The Macallan Masters of Photography: Magnum Edition is the 7th limited edition release as part of the series. Previous photographers honored with an edition include Rankin, Albert Watson, Annie Leibovitz, Elliot Erwitt, Mario Testino, and Steven Klein. In addition to the scotch itself, each Magnum edition pack also contains a collection of six 11×14-inch signed prints captured by 6 Magnum photographers — Steve McCurry,
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Sony is Now #1 in Full-Frame Cameras in the US

Sony just announced that it is now #1 in the United States in the full-frame interchangeable lens camera market, overtaking Canon in both units sold and dollars generated in the first half of 2018. Sony says that 4 out of every 10 full-frame cameras sold during the period were made by Sony. Here’s a chart by Sony showing its explosive growth in the full-frame camera market: This latest news speaks to the rapid growth of mirrorless cameras. While Canon and Sony have yet to announce a full-frame camera in the mirrorless market, Sony currently has four: the Sony a9,
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