As you already know a few days ago came out the winners of THE INTERNATIONAL EPSON PANO PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARDS. In the competition there are several categories, flat stitching with a 2:1 ratio and also 360º panoramas. Below this lines you´ve got the landing page of competition and also the direct links to the winners.
The winners in the categories you can see them at Epson Award 2012 landing page.
The Photoshop team & friends (Russell Brown, Julieanne Kost, Terry White, and more) have posted some 30 videos covering CS6, many just a minute or two in length plus some deeper dives. Check ‘em out on YouTube. via@JohnNackBlog´s
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 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.
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.
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.