Building on the heritage of Sony’s much-loved original a77 and a700 cameras, the a77 II has the world’s highest number of AF points in a new phase detect autofocus system with 79 focal points and 15 cross points. Utilizing Sony’s unique Translucent Mirror Technology, the a77 II also has the ability to shoot at up to 12 fps for 60 total frames with continuous AF.
If a visitor from another planet arrived on Earth and asked to see the perfect specimen of what a digital camera and lens should look like, this combination might be the best choice. In terms of design and construction, fit and feel, the Leica M with 50mm APO Summicron is nearly perfect.
To photograph the wild horses of the Outer Banks of North Carolina you have to deal with the fact that they are indeed wild and thus not particularly welcoming of a photographer’s attention. But first you have to deal with the Outer Banks, a 200-mile stretch of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina. “It’s important to have an awareness of time, tide, and weather,” Lisa Cueman says of the location. “You can get into your photography, but not so much that you lose a sense of your surroundings.”
Alien Skin Software has announced the forthcoming launch of Exposure 6, the latest version of its flagship photography effects software. Exposure 6 enables digital photographers to quickly achieve accurate analog film emulation and creative effects in a simple interface. Exposure 6 can be used as a plug-in with popular host software or as a stand-alone program for even greater flexibility.
The Nikon D5300 follows the Nikon D5200 and there is an important difference between the two. The D5300 has a new image sensor without a low-pass filter, which contributed to an excellent performance in our resolution tests.
The D5300 uses a display with a 3:2 aspect ratio, which shows the whole sensor image without black borders or frames. Compared to the Nikon D5200, the LCD screen is also larger, at 3.2”, and has a very high resolution of 1.04 million RGB dots. The monitor is fully articulated and makes for very comfortable shooting.
The first thing that caught our eye about Nicole’s photos was the mix of grit and glamour in the selections she sent. We assumed these photos were part of class assignments, but we learned they were actually personal and professional images, as Nicole, a junior at Dysart High School, has had “a little business going on” for about three years, a business that includes senior portraits among other assignments.
He didn’t set out to capture an icon in an image that’s instantly classic, but that’s pretty much what happened. “It was a walkabout on a foggy day,” Chris Ford says. “I sometimes like to shoot on foggy days in Manhattan, and I live on the Lower East Side, so getting down to the Brooklyn Bridge was relatively easy.”
The Leica T-Unibody is made by hand and machined from a single, solid block of aluminum, with a sleek and tactile finish. Using the integrated Wi-Fi module these images can be wirelessly transmitted to smartphones, tablets, and various social media platforms via the new Leica-T app which is available for iOS devices. Leica customers can also download image processing software, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom free after registering their camera on the Leica website.
The Vagabond Lithium Extreme (VLX™) is a complete portable power system, combining a uniquely designed, dedicated power inverter with a high capacity lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery in a bold and compact design. Producing a current-controlled, 120 VAC true sine wave power source, the VLX™ system offers a reliable, convenient, and portable power source for use with studio photoflash units that are normally AC-powered, allowing them to be used in the field where power is otherwise unavailable or unreliable. The system is designed to power all standard Paul C. Buff, Inc.™ flash units and many flash units made by other manufacturers as well, capable of powering multiple flash units in various power model combinations with a total wattsecond rating up to 2,560 Ws.
A new generation of photographers are reinventing photography with mirrorless digital cameras. They no longer differentiate between still and motion pictures; theirs is a seamless view of photos and videos. By thinking outside the established paradigms of photography from capture to display—they increasingly focus on the seamless integration of still and video, mobility, fast social sharing, and spontaneity. This generation is defined not by age or tradition but by the desire to make creating unique visuals a vital part of their lives and professions.