Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Nikon D4 user manuals available for download

Published on 16/03/12

By viewAt.org Team

Canon and Nikon have posted the user guides supplied with the EOS 5D Mark III and D4, respectively.

Follow a link below to download:

Manuals for the software bundled with the 5D Mark III are also online and can be downloaded from the camera's support page on the Canon USA site.

via@RobGalbraith

The new Distagon T* 2,8/15 super wide angle lens

Published on 16/03/12

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Infinitely Wide – The new Distagon T* 2,8/15 super wide angle lens

After plenty of guessing by Carl Zeiss fans, it’s now official: the new super wide angle Distagon T* 2,8/15 lens has arrived. With an extra-large angle of view of 110 degrees in combination with a fast f/2.8 aperture, the lens enables the features for dramatic perspectives and performance demanded by the most ambitious landscape and architectural photographers. With a unique ability to capture events in a natural and extraordinary manner, it is also an ideal companion for advertising, journalism and commercial photography. It will be available with an EF (ZE) or F bayonet (ZF.2).

Thanks to the extreme angle of view of the lens, the fore and background can be creatively emphasized in landscape and architecture photography.

The super wide angle lenses with it’s extra-large angle of view of 110 degrees guarantees an excellent image quality

The super wide angle lense with it’s extra-large angle of view of 110 degrees guarantees an excellent image quality

These applications will also benefit from the large depth-of-field, which provides a wide range of image sharpness from close-up up to infinity.

With a close focus of 0.25m (10”) – combined with a wide angle view, photographers can work in tight spaces, while also allowing focus on close-up details. Distortion is extremely well controlled, producing naturally proportioned photographs which are not typical of many other super wide angle lenses. Even at full aperture it achieves outstanding detail rendition and opens up room for extremely imaginative design.

The Distagon T* 2,8/15 incorporates two aspheric lenses and special types of glass material with abnormal partial dispersion to provide an extraordinary correction of chromatic aberration. A floating elements design guarantees high image quality from close-focus through infinity. Like the other SLR lenses in the ZE and ZF.2 series, stray light and reflections are well controlled by the Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating and the sophisticated treatment of the lens element edges with special light absorbing paint.

More info: Zeiss Lenses and Carl Zeiss Blog

Apple unveils new iPad, new Apple TV, iPhoto for iPad

Published on 07/03/12

By viewAt.org Team

Apple today has unveiled a new iPad. The third generation of its popular tablet has a higher-resolution 9.7-inch display (at 2048 x 1536 pixels, it contains four times more pixels than its predecessor) that is also said to have a 44% wider colour gamut, a faster A5X dual-core processor (with quad-core graphics circuitry), a new 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with promised improved photo quality and the ability to record 1080p video, voice dictation and optional 4G LTE cellular data network support. The company has also announced an updated Apple TV, featuring a boost in output resolution from 720p to 1080p, plus iPhoto for iPad.

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Fresh Apple: The new iPad, running iPhoto for iPad. Click to enlarge (Photo courtesy Apple)


The new iPad appears to be called simply iPad, rather than iPad 3.

The new iPad, in variants with and without cellular data capabilities, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities and both black and white finishes, are to be available for pre-ordering later today starting at US$499 in the U.S. Shipments are to commence on March 16 in the following countries: U.S., Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. The 16GB model of the iPad 2 will continue in Apple's lineup, starting at a new lower price of US$399 in the U.S.

via@RobGalbraith 

SeaView: Google Street View for the Sea

Published on 26/02/12

By viewAt.org Team

 SeaView: Google Street View for the Sea

New service called the Catlin SeaView Survey is planning to do for the ocean what Google Street View has done for land. Using a special camera, the joint venture between the University of Queensland, Google, and insurance firm Catlin Group will use a specially designed underwater camera to capture interactive 360-degree panoramic photographs. The purpose will be to carry out one of the most intensive studies of reefs ever, starting with Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. It’ll go into full swing starting in September, but some sample imagery is already viewable over at the SeaView website.

via@Petapixel and Xatakafoto

Kolor now let you export your virtual tours as widgets for Ibook.

Published on 05/02/12

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Only 2 weeks after the launch of iBooks Author by Apple, Kolor provides a free update to Panotour Pro virtual tour software to integrate a special export compatible with iBooks Author and iBooks.

iBooks is the iPhone / iPad app that lets you download and read digital books on your iOS device. The new (and free) iBooks Author app for Mac lets you create books by yourself, publish them in the iBookstore and let any iPhone / iPad user read your books.

Panotour Pro already provided the export of the virtual tours in Flash format as well as iPhone / iPad format. It now also lets you export your virtual tours as widgets for iBooks Author, to include them in your books. Embedding a virtual tour in a digital book through iBooks Author has a great advantage: you can save your tours as digital books directly on your iPhone or iPad and display them without being connected to the Internet (read the iBooks Author documentation to learn how to publish a digital book).

Example: a 360° virtual tour created with Panotour Pro and embedded in a digital book through iBooks Author

 via@Kolor 

Join the Panobook 2012 contest

Published on 02/02/12

By viewAt.org Team

Kolor Panobook 2012 contest is now OPEN! You can win great prizes this year. Send us your 3 most beautiful panoramas before the end of February.

All details are on the Panobook.org website.

Special thanks to our partner Nodal Ninja which contributes to the prize pool with its famous NN4 panoramic headUltimate R1 head and the P1 telescopic pole! Kolor gives aPanogear motorized head as the first prize and other prizes including the Panobook collection and large-format prints.

via@Kolor Blog

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