Nikon South Africa Slammed for Nearly All-White List of New Influencers


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Nikon South Africa is promising changes after sparking controversy with its latest roster of influencers. In a country in which over 75% of the population is Black and less than 9% is white, the group of new South Africans representing the brand featured just one Black photographer.

On July 24th, Nikon South Africa released a video introducing its new influencers to promote the Nikon Z50 mirrorless camera in the country. The video was a teaser for a new campaign to share the influencers’ adventures and moments, and it prominently highlighted a series of white photographers on the roster. The only

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Canon Hit by Ransomware Attack, Has 10TB of Data Stolen: Report


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Canon has reportedly been hit by a devastating ransomware attack. In addition to knocking a long list of Canon websites offline, the attack is said to have resulted in a whopping 10 terabytes of data being stolen from Canon servers.

BleepingComputer reports that the ransomware group called Maze has claimed responsibility for successfully attacking Canon and impacting a wide range of services at the company, including email, team collaboration software, its USA websites, and internal applications.

Canon reportedly sent out a company-wide alert this morning to inform employees of “wide spread system issues affecting multiple applications[.] Teams, Email, and

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Panasonic AK-UC3300 studio camera, a future-proof solution


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Panasonic AK-UC3300 studio camera, a future-proof solutionEquipped with a large 11-megapixel 4K image sensor, the AK-UC3300GJ/UC3300GSJ is a 4K Studio Camera is also ideal in situations that require high operability such as live broadcasting of events.

Following in the footsteps of Panasonic’s flagship AK-UC4000 studio camera, the AK-UC3300 supports a similar feature set broadcasters have come to expect including exceptional color accuracy and dynamic range. Due to the growing demand for high-quality content, the AK-UC3300 houses a large 11-megapixel 4K image sensor to achieve a horizontal and vertical resolution of 2,000 TV lines through oversampling.

Delivering 4K image quality with high-sensitivity and vivid color reproduction, the

Panasonic AK-UC3300 studio camera, a future-proof solution
Panasonic AK-UC3300 studio camera, a future-proof solution

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Micro monsters: new 200 Wh battery packs from bebob


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Micro monsters: new 200 Wh battery packs from bebobTiny power packs with a lot of smart and unique bebob features, the new ultra-compact 200 Wh battery packs are available in V-Mount and Gold Mount compatible versions.

A powerful extension for the bebob micro Series, the new V-Mount and Gold Mount compatible versions now announced by the company are true tiny power packs. Available as V-Mount (V200micro) and Gold Mount compatible (A200micro) versions, both battery packs feature 196 Wh and 14,4 V (16,0 A maximum discharge current) — combined with the lowest footprint in its class.

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The bebob V200micro and A200micro Lithium-ion packs only measure, says bebob, “75 x

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New “virtual” model agency turns to Uncanny Valley as COVID forces model shortage


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The COVID-19 crisis has hit the fashion modeling industry hard. This is why fashion photographer Shavonne Wong had an idea that could keep the industry alive. Just like these crazy times that we’re living in, the idea is kinda crazy too: Shavonne started a modeling agency that hires virtual models for virtual shoots. Gen V […]

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Beirut Explosion Captured in Wedding Photo Shoot


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A bride was posing for a wedding photo shoot in Beirut, Lebanon, yesterday when a massive explosion occurred in the city’s port. Wedding photographer Mahmoud Nakib managed to capture the blast’s shockwave on camera.

Nakib was photographing the bride in a square about 0.75 miles (1.2km) away from the port when the blast occurred. In the 30-second video above, you can see the shockwave suddenly whip up the bride’s wedding dress and knock the camera around. When Nakib turns the camera back toward the square, the bride can be seen hurrying to shelter in a nearby building.

The

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Facebook Unveils Instagram Reels: 15-Second Creative Videos to Rival TikTok


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Facebook today announced Instagram Reels, a challenge to TikTok that lets users record and edit 15-second multi-clip videos with audio, effects, and creative tools.

To create your own reel, select Reels at the bottom of the Instagram camera. A selection of creative editing tools will be at your fingertips on the left side of the screen — things like Audio, AR Effects, Timer and Countdown, Align, and Speed.

Reels can be put together with a series of new clips you shoot, a 15-second video at once, or through video uploads from your gallery.

Instagram has struck deals with major record

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Sony’s smallest and cheapest Full Frame camera is coming in mid September (named A5 or A6?)


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rendering of a possible A5 camera (Yukai) I am 99,9999999% sure that in mid September we will get a new Sony Full Frame E-mount camera. The only reason I am not 100% sure is because Covid-19 may mes the timeframe…

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Sony releases new version of Imaging Edge with full SonyA7sIII support


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Download it here: https://imagingedge.sony.net/en-us/ie-desktop.html Added clarity, fade, and sharpness range to Edit options. Added support for ILCE-7SM3. HEIF images cannot be viewed or edited.

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Is this the new Komodo-style $4500 Canon mini Cinema EOS camera?


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Some say Canon already have a fire-breathing small dragon in the EOS R5, but an official “Canon Komodo” mini RF mount Cinema EOS camera might indeed be planned for an August unveil if Canon Rumors are right. Interestingly, if you look back around 10 months to a Canon mini cine camera patent, the company can be seen to be already developing a very small Cinema EOS camera with active cooling system and Komodo-style form factor. However in the patents, the feature-packed body is for a camera with XC10 style fixed lens. So this may point to there being two versions – one

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Camrote 1.5 version released


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Camrote launched a new major update for their App (here on App Store). Press text: We have a feature-packed release for you in this latest update! ——– Focus Stacking!* ——– Allows cameras which support remote control of “Touch AF” to…

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Leica joins the club and drops “Master” and “Slave” terminology


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After the killing of George Floyd on 25 May, Black Lives Matter protests have been arising all over the world. Some camera companies have given their contribution by dropping “master” and “slave” terms from their flash systems, and Leica is the latest one to join the club. Speaking to FStoppers, a spokesperson for Leica confirmed […]

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Nikon South Africa Promises to Do Better After Announcing a Team of Influencers With Only One Black Photographer


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Nikon South Africa Promises to Do Better After Announcing a Team of Influencers With Only One Black Photographer

Nikon South Africa has posted a statement on Twitter that promises greater diversity eleven days after announcing a team of seven new influencers that featured only one black photographer.

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Sony Q1 reports 50% less sales in the Imaging Business because of Covid19 but says it sees “signs of recovery”


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Sony released the full Q1 financial reports (Click here to read them all). Imaging Business sales dropped by 50% because of the COvid19 forced sales and production stop: The four major in-house and outsourcing manufacturing sites for Sony’s TV business,…

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Zenitar has announced this new 60mm f/2.8 FE macro lens


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Google translated from Photorar: Krasnogorsk plant them. S. A. Zvereva of the Shvabe Holding of the State Corporation Rostec officially announced the development of a new lens for the Zenitar line. This is the Zenitar 2.8 / 60 Macro lens,…

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This is What Can Happen if You Buy a Bad Power Bank


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Want to see how dangerous a poor-quality power bank can be? Here’s a terrifying security camera video that captured a power bank exploding in a man’s arms and sending flames shooting up to the roof as he rode a bus in the Guangdong of China.

The South China Morning Post reports that a new investigation by the Chinese’s governments State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) revealed that nearly 40% of the power banks it had inspected were found to be substandard.

After testing 75 batches of power banks manufactured by 73 companies in 4 provinces across China, 29 of the

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Kodak CEO Got Options and Trading Surged Day Before News Sent Stock Up


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Kodak’s stock price has gone on quite a roller coaster ride over the past week after the company announced a $765M US loan to pivot into generic drug production. But it’s not just the price people are talking about — unusual trading activity and a stock option grant to Kodak’s CEO are also making headlines.

Kodak announced on Tuesday, July 28th that it had secured a massive loan (worth multiple times its market valuation) from the US government to begin manufacturing ingredients used in generic drugs such as hydroxychloroquine (the anti-malarial drug touted by President Trump as a treatment for

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Character Creator 3.3 and SkinGen for rapid digital double creation


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Character Creator 3.3 and SkinGen for rapid digital double creationCharacter Creator 3.3 arrives with new realism tools and Reallusion announces the availability of SkinGen, a new skin layer system, presented as the new industry standard in Digital Human Design.

Early in 2020 Reallusion introduced its new Digital Human Shader for iClone 7.7 and Character Creator 3.2, making more accessible to create realistic digital humans for real-time 3D animation. Then last May the company revealed a first look video of SkinGen, its Dynamic Skin Effect Editor plug-in for Character Creator 3.3, promised for July 2020. August just started and SkinGen is here!

With character animation

Character Creator 3.3 and SkinGen for rapid digital double creation
Character Creator 3.3 and SkinGen for rapid digital double creation
Character Creator 3.3 and SkinGen for rapid digital double creation
Character Creator 3.3 and SkinGen for rapid digital double creation
Character Creator 3.3 and SkinGen for rapid digital double creation

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Breaking: Leica Officially Stop Using ‘Master’ and ‘Slave’ Terms


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Breaking: Leica Officially Stop Using 'Master' and 'Slave' Terms

In the past month, I’ve been reporting on the various camera brands that have been dropping the “master” and “slave” terms since the huge Black Lives Matter movement that surged after George Floyd’s death. I can now confirm Leica is also dropping the terms.

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