Articles & News Tagged “News”
Video: Olympus image stabilization in action
Olympus incorporated 5 axis image stabilization into their OM-D E-M5 mirrorless camera back in 2012. Micro 4/3rds Photography has attached a LUMIX GH4 with a Samyang 7.5mm lens to the front of an OM-D EM5 II camera (without a lens) and recorded the actual movement of the sensor correcting camera movements.
Lost camera fully functional after 3 months underwater in a housing
In March of this year John Ng was diving with the Scuba Monster team in the Maldives, when he found an intact camera housing during one of his dives. Shockingly, the Panasonic GH4 in a Nauticam underwater housing was fully functioning.
Datacolor releases the Syder5 monitor calibration solution
Datacolor has announced the release of their Spyder5 monitor calibration solution. Featuring a redesigned optical engine, the company claims a 55% improvement in tonal response. It is available in 3 versions: EXPRESS, PRO and ELITE, each version giving increased control over the calibration process.
Ikelite announces new Canon compact housings
Ikelite has announced new housings for the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS/IXUS 170 and ELPH 160/IXUS 160 compact cameras. Featuring the companies signature polycarbonate construction, both are equipped with integrated flash diffusers and 67mm threads on the lens ports to facilitate the use of wet lenses, filters and diopters.
Final call: Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year
The Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year is making a final call for entries. The contest closes on 7 April at 17:00 GMT. The contest offers: “an opportunity for photographers to share images of environmental and social issues with international audiences, and to enhance our understanding of the causes, consequences and solutions to climate change and social inequality”.
Magic Lantern runs Linux on Canon SLR cameras
The team at Magic Lantern have successfully managed to make Linux run on a Canon SLR camera. So far, it has been successfully tested to work on EOS 60D, 600D, 7D, 5D Mark II, and 5D Mark III. Previously, Magic Lantern had piggy-backed their software on top of the existing Canon firmware.
Activists take legal action to prevent mining on Bangka
Off the north end of Sulawesi Island in the Coral Triangle lies Bangka. Bangka borders a marine park that contains two world famous dive sites, Bunaken and Lembeh. This tiny island is at the heart of a conflict between a mining company hoping to extract iron ore and activists and dive operators who say that the impact to the surrounding coral reefs would be devastating.
Preview of new film by Sandro Bocci
This preview film, titled “Meanwhile”, is part of an upcoming, non-speaking Italian film by Sandro Bocci. The full length “Porgrave”, which depicts macro timelapses of corals and other aquatic life filmed under ultraviolet light, will be released in late 2015.
Nikon announces the Nikon 1 J5
Nikon has announced the Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera. It features a 20.8 Megapixel backside illuminated sensor, a native ISO range of 160–12800 and a hybrid phase and contrast AF system with 105 phase detection points. A command dial has been added to its controls, and an assignable Fn button. Lastly, it can shoot Ultra HD footage (3840 x 2160/15p).