A lot of people in the Northern Hemisphere are complaining about the weather. However, there are some folks who live in worse conditions without nagging. Photographer Amos Chapple invites us to meet the people living in the coldest inhabited area on Earth, which includes the village of Oymyakon and the city of Yakutsk, both located in Russia.
Archives for February 2014
Iran is not all about oppressed women, war, and nuclear weapons. There is a huge cultural diversity in the Middle Eastern country and photographer Hossein Fatemi has set on a quest to document it. People drinking, singing, partying, playing, and having fun in general are not something out of the ordinary, as seen in these great photos.
Cosina has introduced a revised version of a Voigtländer lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The new Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 Type II lens now features a clickless aperture, a welcomed feature for videographers. Other than that, the optic will provide the same 35mm equivalent of 50mm and ultra-bright aperture of f/0.95.
Fujifilm has announced a sought-after accessory for the X100 and X100S compact camera users. The company has unveiled the Fujifilm TCL-X100 tele conversion lens at the CP+ 2014. This accessory can be mounted on the fixed lens of the cameras and will provide a 35mm equivalent of 50mm, without compromising the f/2 aperture.
Canon 7D Mark II is rumored to have finally had its release date set by the Japanese manufacturer. The DSLR camera will be announced and released on the market in fall 2014 as the “new benchmark in the APS-C segment”. Moreover, Canon will launch a 4K video recording camera at the NAB Show 2014 which takes place in April.
As the official launch event of the Nikon D4S is being delayed, the Japanese company is rumored to make other announcements. According to inside sources, the Nikon D2300 could become world’s smallest DSLR sometime in May, while the Nikon Coolpix P8000 might replace the Nikon Coolpix P7800 around the same date.
Shortly after the PlayStation maker has announced the new Sony A6000 mirrorless camera, it has been rumored that the company will also launch a replacement for the Sony NEX-7. However, inside sources are reporting that the so-called Sony A7000 will not be introduced, nor released on the market by the end of this year.
Olympus has expanded its line-up of M.Zuiko Digital PRO lenses with the introduction of two new models. The Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO and Olympus 300mm f/4 PRO lenses are both official, promising unrivaled image quality for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Surprisingly, the pair has been scheduled for a 2015 release date.
The rumor mill has uncovered evidence that the Fujifilm X200 and Fujifilm X30 compact cameras will be announced by the end of 2014. Moreover, the specifications of the former have been leaked, too, revealing the several improvements over the Fujifilm X100S. Check them out here and get ready for more details as they are on the way.
One of the busiest days in the digital imaging world concludes with the official unveiling of the Sony WX350 and Sony W800 ultra-compact cameras. Although their specs lists are very different, these two devices are aimed at beginner photographers. They will be released in the coming weeks, one of them for a price under $100.
Sony wants to prove that it can match the announcements made by Canon, so the PlayStation maker has introduced three new bridge cameras. The Sony HX400V, Sony H400, and Sony H300 are all featuring high-megapixel sensors as well as superzoom lenses, which get you close to the action and provide superior image quality.
Sony A6000 has finally been announced as a mirrorless camera that replaces the NEX-6. The new shooter is the proud owner of the world’s fastest autofocus system, the company says, revealing a 0.06-second AF time. A 24.3-megapixel sensor and a BIONZ X processor are other A6000 improvements when compared to its predecessor.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS, ELPH 140 IS, and ELPH 135 are the company’s last announcements before the start of the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2014. These three cameras are budget-friendly point-and-shoot cameras that will make sure photographers will not be forced to break the bank, but still capture good images in the process.
The next Canon camera in line for its official announcement is the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS. This could become a traveler’s best companion as it features a 30x optical zoom lens, which should be enough to get closer to distant subjects. The compact shooter also sports a 16.1-megapixel sensor and Zoom Framing Assist function.
Canon has introduced a new compact camera with the best waterproof rating in this class. According to the company, the Canon PowerShot D30 can be submerged to depths down to 25-meter / 82-feet without breaking. Additionally, it can still capture great photos using its 12.1-megapixel sensor and 5x optical zoom lens.