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Panasonic announces Leica 8-18mm lens Photo

Panasonic announces Leica 8-18mm lens

Panasonic has announced the second lens in their Leica DG lens series. The LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 8-18mm / F2.8-4.0 ASPH lens offers an equivalent field of view to that of the 16-36mm on 35 mm sensors. Minimum focus distance is 0.23 m (9.06”), so it may perform behind a dome port.

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Adobe releases updates to CC video apps Photo

Adobe releases updates to CC video apps

Prior to the 2017 NAB Show, Adobe has announced a series of updates to its CC video apps. Premiere Pro, Media Encoder, After Effects and Audition all benefit from workflow and feature enhancements. The updates are free to Creative Cloud subscribers via the CC update mechanism or from the CC website.

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Sony announces the α9 full frame mirrorless camera Photo

Sony announces the α9 full frame mirrorless camera

Sony has announced the α9 full frame mirrorless camera. It features a 24.2 MP 35mm full-frame stacked Exmor RS™ CMOS sensor with a BIONZ X processing engine giving a native ISO range of 100 – 51200. It has a hybrid AF system with a claimed 25% faster performance than that of the α7R II. Video is 4K, with the camera using full pixel readout without pixel binning to collect 6K of information, oversampling it to produce 4K footage.

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Florida manatee moved off the endangered species list Photo

Florida manatee moved off the endangered species list

The Florida manatee has been moved off the endangered species list. Late last month the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the status of the Florida manatee will be upgraded from endangered to “threatened”. The Florida population of manatees have rebounded from 5,000 to 6,620 recorded in February of this year. (Image from Shutterstock)

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Dr. Sylvia Earle interview with Elle magazine Photo

Dr. Sylvia Earle interview with Elle magazine

Elle magazine recently interviewed Dr. Sylvia Earle for their ongoing series of articles exploring the journeys of several Rolex ambassadors. Dr. Sylvia Earle, also known by her nickname Her Deepness, is an 81 year-old oceanographer on a mission to save the world. In this interview she speaks about her background, her passion for the ocean and her hope for the future of our world.

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Sir Richard Branson set to sink artificial reef in British Virgin Islands Photo

Sir Richard Branson set to sink artificial reef in British Virgin Islands

Sir Richard Branson is set to sink an artificial reef in the British Virgin Islands, close to Necker Island, his well known vacation island in the BVI’s. The Kodiak Queen, one of the five ships that survived the attack on Pearl Harbor, has been prepared and outfitted with a giant Kraken sculpture to be sunk to become the B.V.I. Art Reef. The artificial reef will be sunk just south of Mountain Point in Virgin Gorda.

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Shrimp species named after Pink Floyd Photo

Shrimp species named after Pink Floyd

A new species of shrimp has been named after prog rock group Pink Floyd. Described in the journal Zootaxa, Synalpheus pinkfloydi is a new pistol shrimp species from the tropical eastern Pacific. It uses its outsized pink claw to generate sounds that exceed 210 decibels to stun prey. According to the scientists that made the discovery, the name is based on the shrimp’s claw color, rather than the noise it creates.

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Nikon announces the D7500 Photo

Nikon announces the D7500

Nikon has announced their D7500 DX SLR camera. It features the same 20.9-megapixel image sensor and EXPEED 5 processor as the D500. Native ISO range is 100-51,200 and it utilises the 51 point AF phase detection module from the D7200. Video is 4K UHD, with uncompressed output via HDMI.

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GoPro announces trade-in scheme Photo

GoPro announces trade-in scheme

GoPro has announced their “TradeUp” scheme. This allows existing GoPro owners to get a $100 reduction on a new HERO5 Black, or $50 off a HERO5 Session when they trade in any older GoPro HERO model. The trade-in can be in any condition, including non-functional. The old cameras will be recycled responsibly.

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