Tiffen, which makes photo accessories for enthusiast and pro photographers and videographers, has made 2 of its monopods more affordable
Monopods, like tripods, are incredibly effective tools for improving images and video for photographers and videographers at every level. That’s why Tiffen’s current sale is great news for photographers. The company has reduced each of its two Steadicam Air Monopods by $100:
The Steadicam Air 15 Monopod (15lb. weight capacity) is now $299.95
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The renowned camera manufacturer refines its groundbreaking medium-format mirrorless X-series camera and introduces additional products
By Terry Sullivan
If 2018 was a banner year for full-frame-sensor mirrorless cameras, it looks like 2019 is turning out to be a banner year for medium-format mirrorless cameras: Today, Hasselblad announced it’s updating its first-generation X-series camera to the new X1D II 50C.
The X1D II 50C Medium-Format Mirrorless Camera
The Hasselblad X1D II 50C Medium-Format... Read more
Sony camcorders will be able to live stream after installing a future firmware upgrade
By Terry Sullivan
Most content creators associate live-streaming video to social networks with mobile devices. But Sony is aiming to buck the trend. At the BroadcastAsia 2019 trade show in Singapore, Sony just announced that a future firmware update will give two of its pro camcorders the ability to send high quality live-streaming video to major video-sharing websites... Read more
A smaller more portable housing for digital backs and lenses
Alpa, maker of medium-format cameras and housing for Rodenstock, Schneider and Zeiss, has introduced a new system. “The ALPA PLATON system,” the company says, “combines sensors with more than 60mm diagonal with state-of-the-art cine lenses to a compact and powerful unit and opens up completely new possibilities for filmmakers: The large sensor... Read more
Sony’s latest firmware (Version 2.0) allows Sony a6400 to shoot real-time Eye AF for stills of animals, but not video
If you had to name the most important part of a portrait or image that includes living beings—whether human or animal—and has remained so throughout the centuries, going back as far as the Italian and Northern Renaissance right up to the present day, it would be this: The eyes. And it’s perhaps one of the reasons Sony is so focused on expanding... Read more
On Friday, CNN and other news outlets reported on a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Fake News Files—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Video:
This past Friday and over the weekend, cable news network, CNN, along with a number of other news outlets, including CBS This Morning, reported on a widely viewed manipulated video of U.S. Congresswoman... Read more
New Product—DJI Osmo Action Camera: Although many consider the name “GoPro” synonymous with the term “Action Cam,” many other brands have been making inroads into this market. This week, DJI, a company known for making drones and drone-related products, announced its new DJI Osmo Action Camera, which will cost $349 and is available now at... Read more
Filmmakers and content creators are invited to submit a short film shot on a Nikon Z series mirrorless camera for the chance to win cash and prizes
On May 15, Nikon kicked off the “Follow Your Passion” video contest, which invites filmmakers and content creators in the United States to submit 3- to 5-minute short films that were shot using a Nikon Z series mirrorless camera.
Great prizes are up for grabs for the first, second and third place winners. First and second place winners will receive... Read more
New Comedy: “Poms” With Diane Keaton: Although Hollywood doesn’t have a great history in being an inclusive environment for older women, it seems there are some changes currently taking place in the system. In fact, a new comedy, “Poms,” which opened Friday, May 10, just in time for Mother’s Day, is an example of a movie that seems to be... Read more
The new pricing plan—which includes Photoshop and Lightroom—appeared as a test to increase the digital-imaging service from $10 to $20 a month
Adobe had angered many content creators yesterday when they learned the company had seemingly changed its cloud pricing plan by eliminating the $9.99 per month option so that the cheapest option photographers and content creators could select was now $19.99 per month, according to reports from Petapixel. Petapixel also notes that Adobe has offered... Read more
Results of the renowned photography contest included 43 nominees from 25 countries
By Terry Sullivan
On April 11, the World Press Photo Foundation, which runs one of the most coveted photo-contests for photographers and photojournalists, announced the winners of the 62nd annual World Press Photo Contest and the 9th annual World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest. The news was broadcast from its annual awards show in Amsterdam.
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Fujifilm’s new FUJINON lenses include the Premista 28-100mm T2.9 and 80-250mm T2.9-3.5 zooms
By Terry Sullivan
As cameras that are produced for shooting movies, documentaries and other video projects continue to change and increase in resolution, it’s no surprise that camera and lens manufacturers are not only introducing new lenses, but whole new lens product lines that have specific enhancements or altogether new designs. It’s also interesting that Fujifilm,... Read more