A Sigma Lens for Canon RF, Reminiscence Card Gross sales

A Sigma Lens for Canon RF, Reminiscence Card Gross sales

Earlier than you swat that annoying mosquito that’s simply sucking your blood, maintain on. This week is Insect Week. I’ve generously given plenty of blood to mosquitos over the previous few weeks and didn’t even get any photographs of them in return. As an alternative, I attempted to {photograph} butterflies in flight. With a reasonably heavy 500mm lens, that is fairly a problem, however nice enjoyable and glorious observe for photographing birds in flight. Simply give it a strive. However earlier than you head out to a meadow someplace, take a look at the pictures information as we strategy the midway level of 2024.

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NIKON Z 9 + VR 500mm f/4E @ 500mm, ISO 3200, 1/4000, f/6.3

Latest Bulletins

  • Nikon Z 35mm f/1.4: This lens is the shock of the summer time season. Other than the f/1.4 aperture and the absence of the “S” designation, what else is shocking? Maybe the scale, weight, and value. In comparison with the Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S, the brand new lens is just a few millimeters longer and thicker, 45 grams heavier, and $100 “shorter.” Will we see picture high quality compromises? You’ll be able to learn a extra detailed evaluation and full specs right here.
  • Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Modern: This commonplace zoom for APS-C cameras is just not really new in any respect. It was launched in October 2021, first for Sony E and Leica L, then for Fuji X cameras. However the milestone is that that is the primary obtainable Sigma lens for Canon RF. It appears just like the arrival of the primary swallow in the summertime sky, heralding a flock of different third-party lenses that may quickly comply with for Canon. At the very least within the APS-C phase.

The Rumor Mill

Nikon Z 35mm f/1.4: I AM not a substitute

In response to Nikon Rumors, the Nikon Z 35mm f/1.4 is just not taking the place of a super-fast 35mm f/1.2 S. Not solely that, apparently the brand new Nikon Z 35mm f/1.4 is the founding father of a brand new f/1.4 dynasty. It ought to quickly be adopted by a 50mm f/1.4 lens, additionally with out the “S” in its identify. How will these lenses carry out? We will likely be searching for solutions to this query quickly.

Upcoming announcement of Canon R1 and R5 Mark II

The story of nice ready and anticipation will come to an finish within the third week of July, based on Canon Rumors. The precise date of those extremely anticipated digital camera bulletins is unknown (July 17 is speculated), however in lower than a month, we should always know every thing important in regards to the two cameras.

Good Offers and New Gross sales

Summer time trip season has simply begun, and it’s time to make plenty of reminiscences – each the psychological form and the digital form. Numerous reminiscence card manufacturers have introduced again their massive gross sales, and the next offers stood out to me probably the most:

SD playing cards

CFexpress Sort B playing cards

To conclude these offers and gross sales, a slightly small reminder. When touring overseas, keep in mind that your vacation spot might have a unique commonplace of sockets than your private home nation. Suppose forward and test the plug and socket varieties all over the world earlier than you go. Right here you may search for common options (these are typically greater, heavier and dearer) or for an adapter for a selected sort. I don’t see plenty of these on sale, however now’s the time of yr that I needed to provide a reminder.

Different Pages of Curiosity

Mauna Kea, Ojos del Salado, or Monte Pissis are undoubtedly big volcanoes. However within the competitors for the most important recognized volcano within the photo voltaic system, they might all be overshadowed by one other large – Olympus Mons, a volcano on Mars. It was photographed in March this yr by the longest-serving robotic orbiting Mars, NASA’s 2001 Mars Odyssey. The volcano is so massive that if we have been to put it in Europe, it could be bigger than many international locations. Its base sprawls throughout 373 miles (600 kilometers), and its summit rises to 17 miles (27 kilometers) excessive.

The Black Stork is a lesser recognized relative of the White Stork. Why much less recognized? First, this species is far much less widespread – and in contrast to the White Stork, it by no means nests on human dwellings. It sometimes builds its nest in a tall tree in the midst of an in depth forest. Nonetheless, one household of storks not too long ago determined to construct their nest not in a tree, however instantly on the bottom. This nesting, distinctive in Europe, was captured on digital camera by the wonderful nature cameraman Lukáš Pich.

Subsequent, a conventional dose of inspiration and possibly even an impulse to submit some photographs subsequent time. Within the Hasselblad Masters competitors, in case you are profitable, you might win a 100MP digital camera with two lenses and a inventive fund of EUR 5,000. Not dangerous, don’t you assume? And who gained this yr? You will discover out on the Hasselblad web site.

The identical amount of cash, solely in Czech crowns, is accessible if you happen to gained the Czech Nature Photograph Contest – one thing I point out as a result of it’s near dwelling! This yr once more introduced many nice photographs and one shock. The general winner was not a photograph of one of many crowd favorites (like a chook or a mammal), however a bunch of spiders. Test it out right here. And since that is insect week, I’ll wrap issues up with a point out of the 2023 Insect Pictures Competitors, whose winners have been simply introduced on the Royal Entomological Society’s web site.

Photograph Theme Problem, Week #56

Final week’s theme was music, and you’ll see the outcomes on this thread. Thanks to everybody in your submissions! This week’s theme is the evening sky, and you’ll submit your outcomes on this thread by Saturday, July 6, 2024!

Week #55 Outcomes

Let’s take a look at a few of the pictures we obtained for the “music” theme, beginning with vidmarko’s photograph:

It’s a really emotive photograph the place you may nearly really feel the music being performed.

Adam Sheridan shared an fascinating shot the place the topic isn’t simply the performer, but in addition a child within the viewers sporting a cowboy hat:

I actually loved rjbfoto’s avenue photograph of a musician in Cuba:

After which an atmospheric photograph that Gusbatero despatched of his son, a drummer:

Thanks everybody for submitting their photographs within the problem, and we hope to see extra subsequent week within the evening sky theme.

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