Articles & News Tagged “News”
Datacolor ships SpyderX calibration tool
Flickr delays image deletions
Back in November, Flickr announced that they will delete images from free accounts that have over 1,000 images. USA Today reports that he deadline for this has just been extended until 12 March, due to “feedback from our members and complications some members experienced when downloading photos.” Flickr, now owned by Smugmug is offering an unlimited Pro account for $50/year or “simple tools” that allow users to download any of their content from the Flickr platform.
Panasonic announces LUMIX S series full frame mirrorless cameras
Panasonic has announced their new S1 and S1R full frame mirrorless cameras. The S1R has a 47.3 MP full-frame CMOS sensor while the LUMIX S1 comes with a 24.2 MP version. Both feature the L mount lens standard and offer video recording at 4K 60p/50p with the S1 capable of 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 30p/25p internal video recording and 4K 60p/50p HDMI output as well as V-Log, with an optional software upgrade key that will follow later in the year.
2018 World Shootout results announced
The 2018 World Shootout announced its results at the BOOT show in Dusseldorf. Entries were received from 641 photographers representing 37 countries, and the overall winning image was Andy Schmid’s image of a marine iguana. Wetpixel contributor Mike Bartick won the “5 Best Image” category. Congratulation to all the winners and those amongst the placings
Sharkwater Extinction released
Rob Stewart’s film Sharkwater (and the subsequent film Revolution) created an incredible impetus for the conservation of sharks and the marine environment worldwide. In January 2017 Rob died in a diving accident while filming for his third film, Sharkwater Extinction. Rob’s friends and fellow conservationists have banded together to finish his work, and the film is being released today in digital form on iTunes US and iTunes Canada
Kenko ships new Teleplus teleconverters
UK Distributor Intro 2020 has announced that Kenko has released a new range of their popular Teleplus teleconverters. The HD Pro series has additional optical elements and improved coatings, and electrical connection with EXIF data. They are available in 1.4 and 2 X versions and for Nikon F and Canon E mounts.
Online tool for shark identification
A new online tool to aid researchers, marine managers and lay people to identify shark species is now available. Elasmo Key allows the user to input physical characteristics, geographical and type of habitat, protected status, and scientific names. It will then produce an illustrated list of shark species that have these characteristics.
Paper published on the effects of underwater flash impacts on subjects
A paper published in the Nature Scientific Reports Journal details the results of a scientific investigation into the effect that underwater flash photography has on its subjects. The research suggests that there seems to be little or no behavioural or biological impact on animals that are repeatedly exposed to flashes. The paper’s authors contrast this with the profound effect that occurs if animals are physically touched or manipulated.
Olympus announces the OM-D E-MX1
Olympus has announced the details of the OM-D E-MX1 mirrorless camera. Designed for professional use, it features a redesigned AF system, 5 axis image stabilization and a native ISO range of Low to 25,600 with a base on 200. It has a 20.4-megapixel Live MOS Micro Four Thirds sensor backed by Dual TruePic VIII image processors.