Upcoming Fuji X Summit, Canon Sale

Upcoming Fuji X Summit, Canon Sale


That is the eye-like mosaic on the wings of the Owl Butterfly (genus Caligo). How lengthy did such an adaption take to happen? And what did it value? Over numerous generations, unfathomably many butterflies have been eaten by predators earlier than the sample you see under arose. Perhaps it feels such as you’ve been ready eons for cameras just like the Canon R1 or Nikon Z6 III to look, but it surely’s nothing by comparability. Whereas we wait, let’s see what has developed within the images ecosystem over the previous week.

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NIKON D850 + Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro (Nikon F) @ 105mm, ISO 2500, 1/200, f/9.0

Current Bulletins

  • Viltrox AF 16mm f/1.8: A full-frame autofocus lens for Nikon Z-mount and Sony E-mount cameras. It’s a extremely attention-grabbing addition particularly for Nikon customers, because it’s a lens with no Nikon equal to this point (the widest Nikon Z prime lens is the 20mm f/1.8 S). Contained in the metallic development there are 15 parts (3 aspherical, 4 ED) in 12 teams. The lens is supplied with a shade show, two operate buttons, and two switches (AF/MF and stepless aperture ON/OFF). It weighs 565 g / 1.24 kilos and is climate sealed. The value is $549.
  • Apple iPad Professional M4 Chip: The brand new iPad professional with Apple’s M4 9-Core CPU and 10-Core GPU is available in two sizes (11″ and 13″). Along with a brand new, reportedly as much as 1.5x sooner chip (in comparison with M2), it comes with as much as 16GB of RAM and 2TB of storage. New is the OLED Extremely Retina XDR show with 2752 x 2064 decision. The 13″ model can also be solely 5.1mm skinny, making it the thinnest iPad to this point. The bottom value is $999 (11″) or $1,299 (13″) and might go as much as $2,299 for the highest 13″ model.
  • SanDisk 8TB Desk Drive SSD USB-C 3.2 Gen 2: An exterior desktop SSD with a contemporary design, awarded by Reddot 2024. It is available in two capacities (4TB or 8TB) and achieves learn speeds as much as 1000 MB/s. The SSD additionally comes with an AC energy adapter and Acronis True Picture software program for knowledge backup and restoration, together with backing up whole working techniques. Pricing is $380 for the 4TB and $700 for the 8TB model.
  • Delkin Gadgets BLACK 4.0 CFexpress Kind B: Delkin Black will get even darker with the transfer to the CFexpress 4.0 commonplace. In (future) appropriate cameras, it ought to attain speeds of as much as 3530 MB/s (learn) and 3250 MB/s (write). When linked to a pc and a appropriate card reader, you possibly can already take pleasure in very quick knowledge switch. The producer guarantees resistance to water, shock, X-rays, and excessive temperatures, with a lifetime assure. The cardboard is accessible in capacities starting from 256GB to 1.3TB, with costs beginning at $180.

The Rumor Mill

Fuji: days earlier than the announcement

On the upcoming X Summit on Could sixteenth, a number of new merchandise shall be unveiled. Along with the X-T50 APS-C digicam, which we knowledgeable you about final week, there may be different information ready behind the scenes. We are able to anticipate an XF 16-50mm f/2.8-4.8 lens to switch the growing old XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS. Large issues are within the air for medium format, with a brand new digicam and lens to be introduced. The digicam is predicted to be the second-generation GFX 100S. A brand new lens would be the comparatively compact and light-weight GF 500mm f/5.6 (395mm full-frame equal). Mixed with Fuji’s medium format cameras, which have already got a chook’s eye detection, this may very well be an attention-grabbing wildlife combo for element fanatics.

By way of Fujirumors

Will the Leica M12 go away the normal design path?

Leica is, in some methods, a gradual firm to vary. That is significantly true in terms of the exterior design of their M-series rangefinder cameras. Nonetheless, in keeping with early rumors, the brand new M12 may very well be fairly the insurgent. For a lot of, it could be nearly sacrilegious for the M-series to lose its confirmed rangefinder. But it surely may simply occur. Rumours say {that a} “new hybrid viewfinder just like the Fuji X100 or possibly even a 100% digital viewfinder” is in play. The ISO dial on the highest left can also be stated to be eliminated or moved someplace inside thumb attain. Maybe even the trio of buttons on the again of the digicam will disappear altogether. Of their place shall be a big 3.9″ show. Nonetheless, these are simply the primary rumors, so it’s attainable that the M12’s closing kind shall be rather more conventional.

By way of Leica Rumors

Ready for the Nikon Z6 III

In case you have been anticipating the Nikon Z6 III to be introduced inside the subsequent two weeks, you’ll in all probability be disillusioned. Not less than, that’s what a put up on Nikon Rumors tells us. Amongst some causes for the delay embody extra testing that Nikon is doing with the digicam to be able to guarantee it doesn’t have to be recalled. So the query is, when will it lastly seem? In all probability not earlier than the top of June.

Good Offers and New Gross sales

The massive Nikon reductions we instructed you about final week are nonetheless occurring. You’ll be able to nonetheless save as much as $1,000 on nearly your complete vary of present Nikon cameras (besides the Zf and Z9). Only a reminder:

Canon hasn’t been left behind both, and now you can purchase their cameras for considerably lower than they value at launch.

Different Pages of Curiosity

A couple of weeks in the past, you had the possibility to see the successful photos from the most recent World Press Photograph awards. This week, the winners of probably the most prestigious journalism award – the Pulitzer Prizes – have been introduced. The 2024 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking Information Pictures went to Reuters for its “uncooked and pressing images documenting the October seventh lethal assault in Israel by Hamas and the primary weeks of Israel’s devastating assault on Gaza.” The Related Press received within the Function Pictures class for its “poignant images chronicling unprecedented plenty of migrants and their arduous journey north from Colombia to the border of the USA”.

Calling your images “photographs” makes good sense with a digicam just like the E. Leitz New York Leica Gun RIFLE. This distinctive hybrid – rifle, Leica IIIb digicam, and Telyt 5/40cm lens – may quickly be yours for an estimated €240,000-300,000. Leitz Photographica Public sale 44 will happen on June eighth, 2024 on the Leitz-Park in Wetzlar, Germany. This curiosity from 1938 shall be certainly one of many gadgets up for public sale.

Profitable a images competitors doesn’t must be simply in regards to the satisfaction of receiving an award. The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Worldwide Pictures Award (HIPA) has elevated its prize pool to at least one million US {dollars}. If in case you have some good images in your portfolio that might match into one of many 5 classes (Sustainability, Sports activities Pictures, Portfolio (Story-Telling), Common (Coloration and Black & White), Brief Movies) then take into account getting into. It may properly repay.

Photograph Theme Problem, Week #49

Final week’s theme was sq., and you’ll see the outcomes on this thread. Thanks to everybody on your submissions! This week’s theme is clouds, and you’ll submit your outcomes on this thread by Saturday, Could 18, 2024!

Week #48 Outcomes

Let’s try among the photographs we obtained for the “sq.” theme, beginning with Bhoward’s photograph:

I believed the sq. facet ratio of the photograph went properly with the central composition right here, creating a really serene composition.

Subsequent, let’s see Tom Pazol’s photograph:

The right sq. surrounds the tons of of rectangles on this photograph, creating battle and distinction between equal and unequal dimensions.

Lastly, we’ve received Ronald’s photograph:

Now, we return to serenity: the proper proper angles of a sq. encompass the easy however highly effective breaking of symmetry by means of a couple of summary shapes.

Thanks everybody for submitting their pictures within the problem, and we hope to see extra subsequent week within the clouds theme.

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