Leica’s latest special edition is an ‘urban camouflage’ Leica CL with a matching strap


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Leica has teamed up with French-Italian photographer and art collector, Jean Pigozzi to release a special-edition version of its Leica CL camera system.

The camera, officially named the Leica CL ‘Urban Jungle by Jean Pigozzi,’ features the same internals as the standard Leica CL, including the 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and Maestro II image processor. The outside, however, features an urban camouflage print on its black leather wrap, a custom grey rope camera strap, and the words ‘URBAN JUNGLE’ etched alongside Pigozzi’s signature on the rear of the camera underneath the LCD display.

The special edition kit also comes

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Two Issues I Had with the Leica Q2 in the 1st Month: Dust and Banding


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After using a Leica Q for 3.5 years, I decided to pre-order the eagerly anticipated Q2 in early March 2019. Despite owning a number of cameras over the years, the Leica Q had become my go-to camera for its light weight, small size, and high image quality.

While I hope to do a full review of the unit in the future, I had two problems that caused me to send the unit to Leica’s service center within the first month.

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My major complaint with the Leica Q was the lack of dust sealing, which eventually caused me

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Hasselblad’s 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5 is the First XCD Zoom and Its ‘Best’ Lens Ever


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Hasselblad has announced the new XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5 lens, the first zoom lens in the X System lineup. The company says it’s a compact zoom lens with “prime lens performance.”

The 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5 is the 9th XCD lens to be announced, joining the 21mm f/4, 30mm f/3.5, 45mm f/3.5, 65mm f/2.8, 80mm f/1.9, 90mm f/3.2, 120mm f/3.5, and 135mm f/2.8.

“Delivering the same superb image quality from edge-to-edge as the XCD prime lenses, this extremely high performance, compact mid-range zoom

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Remembering the Dead: Discovering Century-Old Dry Plate Photos


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In my work travels, I recently met someone who gave me an interesting gift. Several years back he had been driving down a back road in Virginia and came across an old, abandoned farmhouse. He stopped and peeked in to see if anyone was using the place (you can’t be too careful about what you run across that looks abandoned these days), and saw only cobwebs.

He went in and found an interesting box by Seed’s Dry Plates. The company was founded in 1883.

Dry plate photography was developed after the wet collodion process. With dry plates, glass plates that

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Olympus E-M1 Mark II Firmware v3.0 Brings E-M1X AF and IQ


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Olympus has announced firmware version 3.0 for the E-M1 Mark II mirrorless camera (which was announced in 2016). The update improves the camera’s autofocus and image quality to be on par with the new E-M1X announced in January 2019.

The E-M1 Mark II and E-M1X are the two professional bodies in the OM-D series, and Olympus is bringing the three-year-old camera up to speed to compete with rivals in the increasingly crowded mirrorless camera market.

With firmware v3.0, the E-M1 Mark II’s autofocus system uses the same algorithm as the E-M1X, “which was developed based on the shooting

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Landscape photography tips and tricks: What matters most when you are just starting out?


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When pursuing great landscape photographs, what matters most? In his newest video, photographer Adam Karnacz discusses the “do's and don'ts” of landscape photography and takes a closer look at the fundamentals which he believes should be at the foundation of every landscape photographer's process, whether they are just beginning or are a master of their craft.

While there's certainly a baseline for acceptable and useful photographic gear, Karnacz argues below that its importance is often overstated. When you begin to view your…

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Pakistani Official Accidentally Uses Cat Filter During Live Press Conference


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The face filters built into the cameras of social media apps such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat are all the rage these days, but not usually in official government settings. But when a Pakistani politician live-streamed a press conference on Facebook Live last week, a cat filter was accidentally turned on. Hilarity ensued.

Regional minister Shaukat Yousafzai was holding the presser last Friday when viewers suddenly began seeing him with pink cat ears and whiskers.

“I wasn’t the only one — two officials sitting along me were also hit by the cat filter,” Yousafzai tells the AFP.

Upon noticing the

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Pakistani Official Accidentally Uses Cat Filter During Live Press Conference


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The face filters built into the cameras of social media apps such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat are all the rage these days, but not usually in official government settings. But when a Pakistani politician live-streamed a press conference on Facebook Live last week, a cat filter was accidentally turned on. Hilarity ensued.

Regional minister Shaukat Yousafzai was holding the presser last Friday when viewers suddenly began seeing him with pink cat ears and whiskers.

“I wasn’t the only one — two officials sitting along me were also hit by the cat filter,” Yousafzai tells the AFP.

Upon noticing the

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Hasselblad’s New 907X is Its Smallest Medium Format Body Ever


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Hasselblad has announced the 907X, the smallest medium format camera body ever made by the brand. Paired with the upcoming CFV II 50C digital back, photographers will be able to shoot medium format digital photography with a classic Hasselblad experience.

The new body and back will “will connect Hasselblad’s photographic history into one system,” the company says.

The CFV II 50C digital back will contain a 50-megapixel CMOS sensor that measures 43.8×32.9mm.

The back will be compatible with most V System cameras made from 1957 onwards.

Design-wise, the CFV II 50C features the look of Hasselblad’s famous medium

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Hasselblad X1D II 50C, a camera to optimize the X System


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Hasselblad X1D II 50C

Hasselblad introduces the evolved X1D II 50C camera, along with a XCD 35-75 zoom lens, Phocus Mobile 2, and reveals details of the upcoming CFV II 50C digital back and 907X camera body.

The X1D II 50C camera from Hasselblad is, one can say, a Mark II of the model with which the company introduced the world’s first mirrorless medium format digital camera. The new model continues to challenge users to take medium format outside of the studio, and Hasselblad says that this model further optimizes the X System for a wider audience of creatives. Having listened to user feedback

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Hasselblad X1D II 50C is a Faster and Cheaper Medium Format Mirrorless


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Hasselblad today announced the new X1D II 50C medium format mirrorless camera, a followup to the X1D, which became the world’s first compact medium format mirrorless camera when it was unveiled back in 2016.

“In the pursuit to continue the journey of taking medium format outside of the studio,” Hasselblad has put enhanced electronics in the camera for faster performance compared to its predecessor.

The live view has a faster refresh rate, there’s reduced shutter lag, reduced blackout time between frames, a faster shooting speed (2.7fps), and a startup time that’s twice as fast.

There’s still a 50-megapixel CMOS

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Analysis: With new AF firmware, Nikon’s Z6 & Z7 just became more competitive


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Nikon has released a much-anticipated firmware update intended to improve autofocus performance from it Z-series mirrorless cameras. Specifically, Nikon promised improvements to autofocus in low contrast and low light shooting situations, but perhaps the most anticipated feature this firmware brings is continuous Eye AF.

As soon as the new firmware became available we updated our Z6 and Z7, and we’ve shot extensively with the updated cameras over the past few weeks. I routinely use a broad spectrum of Eye AF implementations, particularly Sony’s best-in-class one, and I can state up-front that I’ve come away very

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This AI that can generate a 3D walking model from a single still image or painting


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Researchers with the University of Washington and Facebook have detailed a method using artificial intelligence to animate a person using a single still image. The algorithm is called Photo Wake-Up, and it will be presented at the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition on June 19.

The Photo Wake-Up algorithm is given a single still image, such as a photo of a person standing or even an image of a less-than-realistic painting. The system animates the character or person featured in the still image, enabling it to step out of the photo and move forward in 3D space. The Continue reading “This AI that can generate a 3D walking model from a single still image or painting”

Hasselblad X1D II 50C Medium Format Mirrorless Camera


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Hasselblad has announced the X1D II 50C medium format mirrorless camera which will retail for $5,750 USD. While it is not that much different from the original, it costs $3,245 US less. Maybe this more aggressive pricing has something to do with DJI now controlling Hasselblad. The Hasselblad X1D II 50C is a second-generation X … Continued

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Filmmakers and Financing: you’ve read the book, the film comes soon


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Filmmakers and Financing

Now in its eighth edition, the book “Filmmakers And Financing: Business Plans For Independents”, by Louise Levison, is the inspiration for a film, “Movie Money CONFIDENTIAL” that  premieres July 13!

“Filmmakers and Financing” is the industry standard. It explains in a step-by-step format how to write a business plan and shares with readers other proven tips for attracting financing. In the book, now in its eight edition, an updated and expanded filmmaker’s guide, Louise Levison tells how to pitch investors, explaining who they are, what they want and what to tell them, and offers words of advice from filmmakers who

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Hasselblad announces updated, faster, 50-megapixel medium format mirrorless: the X1D II 50C


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Hasselblad has announced a flurry of new products today, capped by the reveal of the X1D II 50C, the successor to the X1D medium format mirrorless camera. The X1D II 50C is the second generation medium format mirrorless that brings 50-megapixel medium format image capture into a compact and lightweight body. Additionally, Hasselblad announced a new XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5 zoom lens to accompany the new X1D II, an update to their Phocus Mobile application, and the development…

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Hasselblad launches X1D ll 50C with improved handling, faster responses and lower price


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Hasselblad has released a new version of its X1D medium format digital camera that offers a range of upgraded features and a speedier operating system. With improvements based around user feedback, the X1D ll 50C offers a larger rear screen, a higher resolution EVF, faster startup and reduced lag, as well as a collection of menu and interface changes. Hasselblad says the new camera offers a ‘quicker and more intuitive medium format experience’. Critically though, the new version will cost a good deal less than the original X1D, presumably to bring it closer to the price of the Fujifilm GFX

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Hasselblad launches X1D II 50C with improved handling, faster responses and lower price


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Hasselblad has released a new version of its X1D medium format digital camera that offers a range of upgraded features and a speedier operating system. With improvements based around user feedback, the X1D II 50C offers a larger rear screen, a higher resolution EVF, faster startup and reduced lag, as well as a collection of menu and interface changes. Hasselblad says the new camera offers a ‘quicker and more intuitive medium format experience’. Critically though, the new version will cost a good deal less than the original X1D, presumably to bring it closer to the price of the Fujifilm GFX

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Hasselblad updates CFV digital back for V-system film cameras, produces tiny 907X body


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Hasselblad will be reintroducing its medium format digital back for its V-system medium format film cameras, and has announced a new slimline X-series body to go with it. The new CFV ll 50C will feature a tilting screen to emulate the waist level finder experience, while the 907X will create an interface between the digital back and the company’s XCD lenses.

The original CFV digital back disappeared at about the time the X1D arrived in 2016, with Hasselblad citing a shortage of 50 Megapixel (43.8 x 32.9 mm) CMOS sensors as it clambered to meet demand for the

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Hasselblad’s first XCD zoom, the 35-75mm F3.5-4.5, finally arrives this October


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Hasselblad’s press release says its first zoom lens for the X system is ‘eagerly awaited’, though some users might consider ‘much delayed’ a more accurate phrase. Promised in 2017, the XCD 35-75mm F3.5-4.5 should finally be arriving in stores in October this year.

The company seems to think it will all be worth the wait though, as its chief designer declares it to be the ‘best zoom lens available on the market’. Said to offer the same edge-to-edge image quality as a series of prime lenses, Hasselblad claims it is the best lens it has ever developed.

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