Quick News - Sigma US and UK has announced both the suggested retail price and available time frame of the upcoming 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC APO OS HSM, the successor to the current 50-150mm F2.8 APO EX DC II, featuring Sigma’s patented OS (Optical Stabilization) technology, Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM), Super Multi-Layer Coating, and six SLD glass elements.
Quick News – Whether by marketing design, or by legitimate cracks in the vow of pre-camera announcement secrecy, Samsung has now experienced their second upcoming mirrorless camera leak in the past two weeks, this time confirming the existence of the NX1000, a camera rumored to be in the Samsung’s pipeline for quite sometime.
Behind the Cover Photo: Platon Antoniou’s Anxiety-Filled Burmese Journey En Route to Aung San Suu Kyi
Almost all foreign journalists and photographers are barred from working in the country, a tightly controlled, military-ruled state. When Platon and his team traveled to Burma in hopes of taking a portrait of Burmese opposition politician and National League for Democracy Secretary, Aung San Suu Kyi, they had to go incognito to prevent themselves from possibly being following by Burmese intelligence, which usually monitors the moves of the foreign press and national press, anyway. Luckily for Platon, he was able to accomplish what he sent out to do, capture the beautiful portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi displayed above.
Ian Van Kuyk, a photojournalist student from Temple University in Philadelphia, experienced just that the other day. The aspiring photographer was minding his own business on the front stairs of his house when he witnessed a police officer pull over a passing driver. Having been assigned some photography homework to do with his camera, on temporary loan from Temple, Van Kuyk decided that it was the perfect moment to get some work done.
Quick News – Although the prime piece of retail space on 977 F Street, in NW Washington, D.C. has been shrouded by Leica logos for quite sometime during the construction happening behind closed doors, the German camera manufacturer felt as though today would be the most opportune time to officially announce the opening of their first walk-in retail outlet stateside.
Can you imagine laying on a white sand beach or sitting under the sun relaxing to suddenly being interrupted by a jet airliner that is flying so low and close to you? For some, it’s either a fright or for others, it’s an adrenaline inducing experience. Whatever the case may be, Austrian-based photographer Josef Hoflehner’s project, entitled Jet Airliner, has made it a point to photograph these exact scenes, specifically out of the beautiful island of Sent Maarten, where overbearing and massive jet planes fly over Maho Beach daily.
Aside from the upcoming Sony FS100 upgrade, no other firmware update has been as eagerly anticipated as this version 1.05 for the Alpha A77 and A65 SLTs, as Sony intends to rectify the issues that have been plaguing owners since each camera’s respective launches.
For starters, intelligent vignette correction and lateral chromatic aberration/distortion control has now been supported on the new batch of lenses listed below, bringing the total to 11 A-mount pieces of glass that now support the feature:
Dain Fagerholm’s Creative Twist on the Animated GIF Through the Use of Fantastic Stereographic Sketches
Last month, we covered a story concerning the history of the animated GIF, where we all learned an interesting little factoid in that GIF is pronounced “Jiff”. The post, which can be viewed in its entirety HERE, focused on the graphic interface format’s early days and discussed how its resurgence has allowed for a different clan of contemporary digital creatives to express their vision in original and innovative ways.
As you may recall, the first significant rumblings of a Nikon D3200 announcement came in early January of this year, where, interestingly enough, a German version of a Nikon D3200 for Dummies book appeared on Amazon UK, Germany and France, with an availability to even pre-order the paperback – all while no hints of a D3200 were even made known.
Since then, Nikon Rumors has been keeping a watchful eye to information coming from sources regarding any and all updates involving the D3100′s successor. Just yesterday, they revealed that Nikon will indeed be announcing the D3200 sometime in April, bringing with it a possibly modified version of the 24MP APS-C sized CMOS sensor found in the Sony Alpha A77, A65 and NEX-7. It was also noted that the D3200 will have 11 AF points, a 4fps continuous burst rate, an ISO range of 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800), and vastly improved video functionality over its predecessor.