Metz is a German-based consumer electronics manufacturer, which still makes its products in Germany. The company has announced new Mecabounce diffuser attachments, a set of accessories which is said to improve portrait and close-up photography by softening light and removing hard shadows.
Archives for January 2013
Imagination runs wild in some photographers. Usually, the best photographers are also the most interesting and there is much to be said about Maxim Grew. This UK-based photographer has created a unique Polaroid instant camera using popsicle sticks, card, duct tape, and his creative vision.
Cokin has announced the thinnest and the lightest filters in the world. They are called Pure Harmonie and are the result of years of engineering. The company says that they are so light and thin that other photographers will not even notice they are attached to your lenses.
Back in 2011, Nikon filed a patent infringement lawsuit at the Tokyo District Court against Sigma. Nikon wanted a Japanese Judge to ban the sales of six Sigma lenses and sought compensations because the lenses featured built-in Vibration Reduction mechanism, a technology which was already patented by Nikon.
Fujifilm has officially launched a premium compact ultra zoom camera which features the world’s fastest autofocus system. Its name is FinePix F900EXR and its Intelligent Hybrid AF system can guarantee an autofocus time of just 0.05 seconds, which is faster than what any other camera on the market can provide.
Three new ruggedized cameras have been officially introduced by Pentax. One of the three rugged Pentax compact cameras does not need any kind of cable as it supports Eye-Fi cards and cutting-edge Qi wireless charging, alongside a built-in GPS and an altimeter.
Olympus continues the company’s compact digital camera tradition with the brand new Stylus XZ-10. The shooter is packed in a lightweight camera body and is said to compete against Nikon’s new Coolpix and Canon’s new PowerShot compact digital cameras.
Tamron has announced the first Micro Four Thirds super zoom lens in the company’s history and only the third high-power zoom lens for mirrorless cameras. The Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III VC lens is aimed only at mirrorless cameras, offering an equivalent of 28-300mm for the 35mm full-frame format.
Brendan Taylor is possibly one of the first people that have managed to transform a film SLR into a digital Micro Four Thirds camera. Taylor’s receipt is very simple: take an old, nonfunctional Nikon Nikkormat EL 35mm manual SLR and fit inside Sony NEX’s parts.
Canon has introduced its new generation digital cameras in the PowerShot series. The company wanted to release a “powerful” PowerShot lineup consisting of compact cameras with wide-angle and long telephoto lenses. As a result, the Canon PowerShot Elph 330 HS, 115 IS and A2500 came to life.
The CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2013 has brought a new lens from Panasonic. The new Lumix G Vario 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II ASPH Mega OIS lens is designed as an affordable kit lens for mirrorless cameras with Micro Four Thirds sensors from Panasonic and Olympus.
Today, Nikon announced seven new Coolpix digital cameras, continuing the tradition set by this series of compact shooters. The new Coolpix cameras were built with affordability in mind, but without compromising image and video quality. There is a camera for each consumer and, after all, it is still about caring for one’s budget.
Just like everybody expected, Nikon introduced two new Nikkor lenses today. The company decided to expand its camera lens lineup in order to mark the 80th anniversary of the first Nikkor lens. “Aero-Nikkor” is celebrated with the launch of new wide-angle zoom and super-telephoto prime lenses.
New lens patent that describes a 14-42mm and its 12-42mm variation has surfaced from the Konica Minolta camp. The f/3.5-5.6 lenses are interesting news as they are specifically made for Micro Four Thirds-sized sensors, suggesting that the company will join the Olympus and Panasonic in the MFT world.
Several restaurants have turned against on-the-spot amateur food snapshotting, as their customers were beginning to feel harassed by the flashes. Chefs and restaurant owners worldwide have chosen to stop their customers’ photographic food sharing, as their actions can create discomfort for fellow diners.