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

Opublikowane w dniu 16.03.2012 w rozdziale Publications

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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

Opublikowane w dniu 07.03.2012 w rozdziale Publications

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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 

13-15 Marzo 2012 - El IEFC presenta en Barcelona a la Faculty of Photojournalism de San Petersburgo

Opublikowane w dniu 07.03.2012 w rozdziale Exhibitions

Podpisany Andrew Varlamov

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 now shipping

Opublikowane w dniu 05.03.2012 w rozdziale Presentations

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Following a two-month free public beta, Adobe today released the shipping version of Photoshop Lightroom 4, the company’s pro and enthusiast-oriented all-in-one photo management, RAW conversion, image editing, and image output application.
Headline features for the new version of Lightroom include simplified and improved image processing controls, new highlight and shadow recovery technology, additional local editing controls, enhanced support for video files, location-based image management features, and integrated photo book creation. 
And in perhaps the biggest practical change in the new version, Adobe has reduced Lightroom’s price by half. A standard license costs US$149 in the U.S., and both an upgrade license for previous Lightroom users and the student/teacher version cost US$79 in the U.S. Lightroom 4 is available now. 

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Before and After: Photoshop Lightroom 4 (Screenshot courtesy Adobe

Summary of the highlights of February

Opublikowane w dniu 03.03.2012 w rozdziale Press

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279 new panoramas have been published this month on viewAt.org.
Of which the fived more rated are:


5-Tka nocą

by POLAND Panoramic Photography Szling.com


Ruins of a 14th century Gothic church in Zlotnik

by Tomek Zuk


Park Bridge. Kiev

by Vitaliy Kopylov


Fontaine Palace rock club in Liepaja, Latvia

by Vil Muhametshin


Campo Giovanni e Paolo Santissimi

by Andrew Varlamov

And the most relevant authors are:

Soledad Tante Agudo
from Polán (Toledo) ESPAÑA

CAZENAVE Stéphane
from Lutèce

Andrew Varlamov
from Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Heiner Straesser
from Munich/Germany

Manuel Vega Velazquez
from Cuautitlan Izcalli, Estado deMexico

The new Speedlite 600EX-RT wireless flash from Canon.

Opublikowane w dniu 02.03.2012 w rozdziale Presentations

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Canon has announced the Speedlite 600EX-RT flash, its first to include wireless radio control, alongside a selection of EOS accessories. A radio frequency transmitter, the Speedlite ST-E3-RT, has also been released and can trigger up to 15 Speedlites at up to 30 meters. Meanwhile, the GP-E2 GPS unit allows for automatic geotagging of images from the latest Canon DSLRs and the WFT-E7 wireless file transmitter can use either a Wi-Fi or Gigabit Ethernet connection to move files from camera to computer or to control the camera. There's also the BG-E11 dual-slot battery grip for the EOS 5D Mark III.

The radio connectivity is a first for Canon and comes in addition to the infrared triggering found in previous models. Major drawbacks to infrared remote flash control are that it requires a direct line of sight and has a relatively limited transmission range, particularly outdoors. By including built-in radio control, Canon now offers a system that gives its users an alternative to the popular PocketWizard radio transmitters and receivers. The Speedlite ST-E3-RT can trigger up to 15 Speedlites over distances as far as 30m.

The GP-E2 GPS receiver weighs in at under 3oz and offers automatic geo-tagging (via EXIF metadata) of images shot with the EOS-1Dx, 7D (with a firmware update) and the co-announced 5D Mark III. With older EOS cameras the GPS receiver can generate tracklog files at specified time intervals - even with the unit detached from the camera - which users can then manually import into compatible mapping software.

Continuing with the theme of wireless communication, Canon has announced the WFT-E7 wireless file transmitter which can transfer files from the EOS 5D Mark III over a Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) or Gigabit Ethernet connection. For remote camera setups, the transmitter has a server function that allows for camera control via a web-enabled mobile device. Rounding out support for the EOS 5D Mark III is the BG-E11 battery grip which adds dual battery slots and additional external controls for shooting in portrait orientation.

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SHOOT WITH FREEDOM – CANON UNVEILS NEW RANGE OF PROFESSIONAL ACCESSORIES

 The Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT features wireless radio connectivity.

LONDON, UK (March 2, 2012) – Canon today extends its range of acclaimed accessories, unveiling a number of new models designed to offer enhanced flexibility and new creative control to its professional and mid-range EOS Digital SLRs.

Sitting at the top of Canon's range, the Speedlite 600EX-RT is Canon's first flash unit to feature inbuilt wireless radio connectivity and replaces the advanced Speedlite 580EX II. Partnering with the new Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT , this new model offers enhanced opportunities for photographers wishing to explore creative lighting techniques. In addition, Canon is also launching the BG-E11 battery grip, Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 and GPS Receiver GP-E2, which complement the newly-announced EOS 5D Mark III – offering increased versatility across a range of shooting situations – from studio portraits to field-based shoots – with a compact lightweight and affordable configuration.

via@dpreview

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