Olympus OM-D E-M1 The new Olympus OM-D E-M1 is the follower of the first OM-D, the proper and full name having been the “OM-D E-M5.” The E-M1 incorporates many of the E-M5 advantages, the famous five-axis image stabilizer being one of them. This image stabilizer is based on sensor-shift technology and allows the user to shoot a stabilized image with every lens system mounted to the camera.
Fujifilm X-M1 The Fujifilm X-M1 is an extremely compact system camera that uses Fujifilm’s 16MP X-Trans CMOS sensor. The camera offers very high image quality due to its special RGB filter array which differs from the standard Bayer RGB pattern. The pattern on the APS-C-sized X-Trans sensor resembles the random pattern of grain of analog film and reduces image noise. The interpretation of this RGB pattern isn’t very easy, but the most current versions of Adobe’s Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in and Adobe’s Lightroom are able to convert this pattern correctly.
Sigma 18-35mm F/1.8 DC HSM Lens Sigma’s 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM is part of their DC series of lenses designed for APS-C-sized sensors so the imaging circle is matched to the size of the sensor. For this assignment, I used a Canon EOS 60D with a 22.3x14.9mm sensor, producing an equivalent angle of view of a 28-56mm lens. Shooters of Nikon, Pentax, Sigma, and Sony cameras, the other mounts for which the lens is available, will achieve an angle of view equivalent to 27-52mm. Unlike other lens manufacturers, Sigma priced the different mounts the same ($799) so don’t feel you’re going to be paying a premium for your camera choice. Bucking a trend with camera manufacturers’ lenses, the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM includes a lens hood at no extra charge.
Elinchrom D-Lite RX ONE To Go Kit First impressions: the D-Lite RX ONE To Go Kit includes a pair of Elinchrom monolights so you know it’s going to contain quality products. Then you discover that the maximum output of each light is 100 watt seconds and you start to think you’ll need more power. That’s until you’re reminded that this fully loaded two-monolight Elinchrom kit sells for less than $700.
Lensbaby Spark lets your camera color outside the lines. It mounts directly on your Canon or Nikon and focuses manually when you squeeze it toward the rear while watching the sharp, sweet spot move around in the viewfinder. The affordable Lensbaby Spark deserves a spot on every photographer’s holiday wish list.
Edited by Georg...
Nov 22, 2013
Published: Oct 01, 2013
The Nikon 1 J1 was Nikon’s first Compact System Camera (CSC), introduced in 2011/2012. The new J3 has a new image sensor with higher resolution (14MP instead of 10MP) and some additional features. It is still a very compact camera and just about the smallest CSC system now available.
There’s a long tradition of photographers doing pro bono work for charities. Now, with social media and the Internet in general, the marriage of photography and doing good for others has grown even more. NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) have been around since the mid-1940s, but in the last few years some amazing photography has further helped communicate their mission.
The Puffer Plus expands on the fundamental features of the first generation models, providing photographers with beautifully diffused lighting versus the problematic, harsh lighting that pop-up flashes often create. The PufferTM Plus eliminates harsh shadows, red-eye, and hot spots so photographers can achieve beautiful, professional-style photos with minimal equipment. Its compact size makes it ideal for travel and its universal capabilities make it ideal for portraits, group shots, or any scene that requires fill flash.
Epson America, Inc. has introduced the high-performance Epson® Expression® Photo XP-950 Small-in-One®, delivering professional-qualityphotos up to 11” x 17”, and crisp, sharp text in a compact, space-saving design. Ideal for busy families and creative enthusiasts, the Expression XP-950 outputs smooth gradations and true-to-life skin tones with Claria® Photo HD six-color inks, whether at home or on-the-go with Epson Connect™ for easy printing from a tablet, smartphone or computer from literally anywhere in the world1.
>The WonderPana FreeArc for Nikon 14-24mm is a complete mounting system and collection of filters tailored to fit Super-Wide Angle and Ultra-Wide Angle lenses. Its all-metal core attaches directly onto a lens with a secure two-piece mount. With the core in place, photographers can mount any of Fotodiox’s new 145mm Slimline Filters.
Color calibration is the key to obtaining an accurate reproduction of what you saw when capturing the image, and what is reproduced on screen or paper. It’s long been considered a bit of black magic as to how it is done, what with terms like gamma, color temperatures, luminance, and the like as part of the mix, but the simple fact is that unless you’re working on a calibrated display you don’t quite know whether the greens, blues, or other colors you are seeing are actually what everyone else is going to see, or what you’re getting when you look at the print you’ve made.
“In 1938, aided by widespread publicity from Hine’s photographs, Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act that, in part, established more stringent child labor regulations.”
The slight 56-year-old man who appeared at the Empire State Building construction site in New York on a spring day in 1930 probably failed to impress the workers he’d been hired to photograph. The 4x5 Graflex Lewis Wickes Hine carried seemed outsized in his hands. His thick, owlish glasses and demeanor contributed to the accurate impression that he was or had been a schoolteacher.
Profoto’s collapsible reflectors have sturdy yet collapsible “squircle-shaped” metal frames that are equipped with two ergonomically shaped handles, which makes the reflectors much easier to fold and hold in variouspositions. Profoto Reflectors are designed with tough and durable high-quality fabrics and are available ten different versions.
Tamarkin Auctions will be having an exciting auction on December 8, 2013 including many extremely rare and interesting items. Featured will be a Leica M4-2 Safari outfit, a prototype which was not eventually manufactured by Leica, a mint Leica M4 KE-7A with a mis-engraving, two 50mm Noctilux f1.2 lenses, E. Leitz Canada prototypes lenses, a grey Leica IIIc(K), rare Nikon rangefinder reflex housings, and much, much more.