miercuri, 19 noiembrie 2014

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 review cu un scor extraordinar - DPreview

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 este o surpiza placuta in lumea aparatelor foto compacte (point&shoot). In ultima vreme aceasta categorie se redefineste in special prin calitate din cauza competitiei cu smartphone-urile.
La urmatorul link aveti review-ul facut de publicatia online  DPreview http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonic-lumix-dmc-lx100. Scorul obtinut (85) este cel mai mare in categoria sa.

Pretul este pe masura performantelor.... 890$ :(

In aceiasi categorie mai sunt:

joi, 13 noiembrie 2014

Noile camere video 4K JVC

JVC GY-LS300CHE Super 35mm camcorder
Firma JVC a anuntat 3 noi camere video care pot inregistra in format 4K. Supriza cea mare este modelul JVC GY-LS300CHE care va dispune de un senzor Full-Frame 35mm si va folosi lentile Micro Four Thirds. Din pacate pretul va fi pe masura perfomantelor, modelul de varf ajungand la 4450$.

Anuntul original (JVCpro.eu):

London, 12th November 2014 – JVC Professional has today launched its new 4KCAM product line, comprising three new handheld camcorders and a camera system. The GY-HM200E is a versatile, full-featured 4K Ultra HD camcorder with HD streaming and the compact GY-HM170E delivers 4K Ultra HD images in an economical, palm-sized camera with professional features. The GY-LS300CHE handheld 4K camera and GW-SP100E camera system – previewed at the recent IBC2014 show – each offer 2K/4K recording; the GY-LS300CHE is a Super 35mm 2K/4K camcorder that accepts a variety of interchangeable lenses, while the GW-SP100E is a 2K/4K mini camera system featuring remote head and recorder.

When JVC launched its ProHD product line, JVC made professional HD production affordable. The new 4KCAM product line follows that same tradition, with new cameras that make ultra-high definition 4K economical for cinematographers, webcasters and broadcasters, corporate and live event production teams and independent filmmakers.

GY-HM200E handheld streaming camcorder
GY-HM200The versatile GY-HM200E offers an outstanding combination of professional features and performance for any filming scenario. It delivers 4K Ultra HD, 4:2:2 full HD (50Mbps) and SD images with a 1/2.3-inch BSI CMOS chip. It also features a built-in 12x zoom lens with optical image stabiliser and 24x dynamic zoom in HD mode. The GY-HM200E includes dual XLR audio inputs that are mic/line switchable and feature built-in phantom power, an integrated handle with hot shoe and dedicated microphone mount, and SDI and HDMI video outputs.

The GY-HM200E is also JVC’s most affordable streaming camcorder and can stream instantly to Ustream or other destinations. A built-in HD streaming engine with Wi-Fi and 3G/4G connectivity allows live HD transmission directly from the GY-HM200E and GY-LS300CHE to hardware decoders, Ustream, Wowza Streaming Engine and Zixi servers. A variety of streaming protocols, including RTMP, allows content to be delivered directly to popular streaming web sites and content delivery networks. Zixi’s Advanced Streaming Technology (AST) provides content-aware error correction and bandwidth shaping, while the camcorder offers real-time feedback of signal and streaming status in the viewfinder.

GY-HM170E compact camcorder
GY-HM170While very compact, the economical GY-HM170E features a heavy duty body with professional control layout and comprehensive video profile settings for professional use. Keeping with JVC’s commitment to native file workflows, the camera records 4K Ultra HD as H.264 files and can record HD and SD footage in a variety of resolutions and frame rates. Other features include an integrated 12x optical zoom lens with two ND filters, built-in stereo microphone and 3.5mm audio input, and live 4K UHD output through a built-in HDMI connector.

GY-LS300CHE Super 35mm camcorder
GY-LS300The GY-LS300CHE records to non-proprietary SDHC and SDXC media cards in a variety of image formats including 4K Ultra HD, full HD with 4:2:2 sampling, SD and web-friendly proxy formats. It features JVC's 4K Super 35mm CMOS sensor combined with industry standard Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens mount. JVC’s unique Variable Scan Mapping technology maintains the native angle of view for a variety of lenses, including Super 35, MFT and Super 16. As a result, lens options for the camera are almost limitless.

“The combination of a Super 35 sensor and MFT mount is a brilliant solution to accommodate the largest variety of lenses and adapters without compromising image quality and lens characteristics,” said Gustav Emrich, European product manager. “It gives filmmakers the flexibility to use high-end cinema lenses or affordable glass to capture 4K/HD footage.”

GW-SP100E camera recording system
GW-SP100The JVC GW-SP100E is a 4K/2K remote camera head and recording unit; the system includes the camera head, a recording/playback device with built-in monitor and a RCU controller. This tiny camera produces beautiful 4K video, with 3840x2160 resolution, at up to 50/60p recorded locally to SDXC UHS-I U3 memory cards. It has an interchangeable MFT lens mount system, chosen due to its very shallow flange depth, which offers the greatest flexibility to end users who have already invested in lenses.

The GW-SP100E camera system features a video unit with a foldable and detachable 7-inch HD LCD monitor and includes a wired dedicated remote and camera control panel. Since the camera head is separate from the recorder, this opens up many dedicated applications for the system, including use for industrial or film applications, on special vessels/cranes/trucks, or as a high-resolution microscope camera and recording system. The mini 4K camera can also be attached to a gimbal option; this may be used with a helicopter system for aerial shooting, with anti-shaking and anti-blurring technology ideal when used with a handheld system. So, while the mini 4K camera produces images suitable for cinematic applications, the system also has applications for broadcast news and could open a whole new world for broadcasters.

In summary
The 4KCAM product line is an ideal complement to JVC’s successful ProHD product line. All the new cameras feature dual SDHC/SDXC card slots for dual, backup and continuous recording. The camcorders also include a 3.5-inch LCD display and 1.56 megapixel colour viewfinder, each with smart focus assist functions, and offer two-channel audio recording. An ideal complement to JVC’s successful ProHD product line, the new 4KCAM cameras will be available by Spring 2015, with European pricing still to be confirmed.

luni, 10 noiembrie 2014

The next big thing in photography.... it's a Sony

10 motive pentru care un fotograf profesionist a schimbat aparatura foto de la Nikon la Sony.

Sony a7 II Full-frame Mirrorless
M-a surprins sinceritatea lui Jason Lanier in videoclipul de mai jos. El a facut trecerea la aparatele foto Sony mirrorless fiind un fotograf consacrat pe aparatura Nikon.
Motivele sunt destul de clare si sunt valabile inclusiv si pentru fotografii care folosesc aparatura Canon (inclusiv cel de fata):
  • viewfinder electronic - tehnologia a avansat atat de mult incat este net superioara viewfinder-ului optic;
  • confirmare instant in viewfinder a schimbarilor de expunere, white balance, etc.;
  • compatibilitatea fisierelor intre aparate foto/video; 
  • sensibilitate ISO nativa foarte mare;
  • custom focus limiter din corpul aparatului - exemplu situatie: fotografie motocross la baza unui deal... asteptam motociclistul iar totul se deruleaza intr-o fractiune de secunda;
  • FPS ridicat, pentru unele aparate peste 10f./sec.;
  • Focus peaking (semnalizarea pe ecran a zonei in focus) si Zebra (semnalizarea pe ecran a zonei supraexpuse) - inclusiv in viewfinder inainte de a face poza; 
  • ecran rabatabil;
  • conexiune WiFi si GPS integrat;
  • dimensiune mica.

De multe ori m-am simtit frustrat cand am vazut noile aparitii care sunt doar o mica imbunatatire a versiunilor mai vechi. Un exemplu foarte bun in acest caz pentru Canon este 60D si 6D.
Din pacate ca multi alti fotografi nu sunt pregatit sa fac trecerea catre o alta firma (sistem) deoarece investitiile facute in Canon sunt foarte mari (am cateva corpuri, lentile, blituri, declansatoare toate dedicate Canon). Probabil asta este si motivatia firmelor (Canon/Nikon) legata de marketing-ul actual.

Intrebare de final: fotograf mai lenes sau rezultate mai bune si mai rapide cu ajutorul tehnologiei?
Similar... va plac sistemele ABS, ESP, etc pe masini? ....stiu raspunsul :)

Si ca sa mai ingrosam randurile un alt fotograf, Viktor Elizarov specializat in fotografie de peisaj, a trecut la aparatele mirrorless Sony - http://www.phototraces.com/reviews/top-reason-why-i-switched-from-canon-to-sony/ . A facut aceasta trecere pentru multe inovatii incluse in aceste aparate.
Sa stiti ca istoria este repetitiva si cine nu o invata are de platit. Multa lume spunea acum cativa ani ca fotografia pe film va mai reprezenta un segment important si una dintre firmele care s-a inselat mizand pe acest lucru a fost Kodak.

Update 10 martie 2015:
Cu ocazia expozitiei WPPI 2015 (Wedding AND Portrait Photography Association) Jason a sustinut o noua prezentare pe aceasta tema in fata fotografilor profesionisti.

Update 30 martie 2015:
Samsung NX1
Samsung "forjeaza" puternic in sectorul mirrorless si de acum are rezultate spectaculoase cu Samsung NX1 - http://www.cnet.com/products/samsung-nx1/ "Mirrorless camera takes on mid-range DSLRs for action shooting and wins" CNET.COM.
Sa nu uitam ca firma Samsung are un potential urias (dispun de foarte multi bani care pot fi investiti in cercetare) chiar daca este relativ nou venit in domeniul foto pro.

Daca vreti sa porniti in fotografie, inclusiv ca profesionist, de acum trebuie sa luati serios in considerare sectorul mirrorless. Din pacate oferta Canon si Nikon pentru aceasta zona este limitata si sub asteptari fiind depasita cu brio de alti competitori.

In final 10 motive pentru a nu cumpara un DSLR de la DigitalRev.com:

miercuri, 5 noiembrie 2014

Tutoriale fotografie - Elements of Photography Pro - Amazon Android Giveaway

Elements of Photography Pro - exposure
Daca doriti sa invatati fotografia si tehnicile foto, astazi va sta la dispozitie gratuit o aplicatie cu tutoriale, chestionare (quiz) si alte unelte utile atat pentru incepatori cat si avansati in acest domeniu.
Linkul pentru download este (folositi aplicatia Amazon App Store pentru Android):  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D5XYY4M/ref=mas_fad_tp

Mai jos aveti detalii despre aceasta aplicatie in limba enegleza.

Elements of Photography (EoP) is the most comprehensive app on the marketplace on photography. Instead of boggling down with huge amount of text or long boring videos, EoP uses targeted small chunks of text backed by beautiful full screen HD photos.

Download link (use Amazon App Store for Android) available for today: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D5XYY4M/ref=mas_fad_tp

vineri, 10 octombrie 2014

Video realizat cu Sony A7s luminat doar de luna

Mai jos aveti un video realizat cu noul aparat foto Sony A7s in conditii de lumina foarte slaba. Lumina in videoclip este doar cea care provine de la luna. Au fost folosite lentilele Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus si Zeiss 28mm f/2.

Realizator - Carbon Studios:
    "Our goal was to set out and shoot a short film that was lit entirely by moonlight. We waited for the moon to become full and on the night of September 8th we set out to explore the coast in California and see what we could find.

    When we arrived at our location, the timing couldn’t have been more perfect! It was around 12:30 AM and the moon was barely lighting the beautiful beach. The entire shoot took place between 12:30 AM- 2:00 AM.

    For the first two scenes were shot at a different location a few days before the moon became full. The first scene was shot at 1/25th, f/1.4, 25,600 ISO,
    The second scene was shot at 1/25th, f/1.4, 32,000 ISO

    Our settings for the rest of the video were around 1/30th, f/1.4, ISO 12,800. To give you a perspective of how dark it was, there are a couple photos in the behind the scenes below.

    We did not add any color grading, noise reduction, or sharpness.
    All of the clips are straight out of the camera shot in the PP2 setting.

    You will notice some purple fringing around the left side, The Metabones adapter that we rented had a light leak issue from what it looks like.

    Sony has done an amazing job in creating this camera especially after seeing the quality that has come out of this camera."

miercuri, 8 octombrie 2014

Sigma Germania - un service de inalta calitate

Sigma  70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
Recent am avut o problema cu una dintre lentilele mele Sigma  70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM.
Dupa 2 ani si jumatate de lucru contactul cu aparatul (Canon) s-a defectat la una dintre sedintele foto. Lentila a fost trimisa prin F64 la service-ul autorizat Sigma Germania si a revenit in conditie excelenta, ba chiar a fost si curatata exemplar - arata acum ca noua :)
Nu va ganditi ca acest lucru s-a intamplat pentru ca este Sigma.... recent am avut in service un aparat Canon 5d mkIII (probleme la joystick). 
In anii de folosinta aceasta lentila s-a comportat exemplar.
Sunt posesorul a mai multor lentile Sigma si sunt mai mult decat multumit de aceasta alegere:
  • Sigma 70-200mm F/2.8 EX DG OS HSM
  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM
  • Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro
  • Sigma 8mm F/3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye
In completare mai sunt Canon 17-40mm f/4 L USM si doua lentile pentru concedii Canon 18-135mm IS si 50mm F/1.8
Un articol mai vechi si fotografii realizate cu aceasta lentila la un eveniment sportiv: http://vizfx.blogspot.ro/2013/07/noile-lentile-sigma-scriu-standarde-de.html
La adresa noastra de Facebook https://www.facebook.com/foto.Ami.Mihai gasiti foarte multe fotografii realizate cu aceste lentile.
Mai nou noua lentila SIGMA 150-600 F5-6.3 DG OS HSM vine cu sigilare serioasa pentru protectie impotriva prafului si apei.

marți, 7 octombrie 2014

Un nou review video pentru Canon 7D MKII - Scott Kelby

Mai jos aveti un nou review video pentru Canon 7D Mark II realizat de fotograful Scott Kelby. Sunt incluse fotografii la un nivel ISO ridicat (16.000), teste pentru auto-focus si calitatea imaginii.

vineri, 26 septembrie 2014

Noi camere video de actiune - Go Pro Hero 4 imagini noi si specificatii - Contour ROAM3

Go Pro Hero 4
Au aparut pe internet primele imagini cu noua camera de actiune GoPro Hero 4.
Ca specificatii bate cu zvonurile mai vechi:
  • inregistrare 4K (30fps) cel putin pentru un model din gama;
  • inregistrare full HD 1080p la 120 fps, excelenta pentru cadre slow motion;
  • modelul Silver va fi capabil de inregistrare 1080/60p si 720/120p;
  • editia Black va avea si setari manuale;
  • mod foto 12 Mpx - single / burst (30fps);
  • data lansare oficiala 8 octombrie 2014;
  • display touchscreen pentru incadrarea imaginii.
GoPro Hero 4 back display

In acelasi timp au aparut si vesti despre noul model Contour ROAM3.

Contour ROAM3
Din pacate specificatiile nu sunt la acelasi nivel:
  • inregistrare video 1080/60p si 720/120p; 
  • lentila super wide 170 grade;
  •  posibilitati de rotire a lentilei 270 grade;
  • mod foto 5 mpx - single/burst;
  • 8gb memorie inclusa;
  • pret 199$.

miercuri, 17 septembrie 2014

Primele review-uri Canon 7D MKII - Photokina 2014

Canon 7D MKI
Au aparut pe internet primele review-uri pentru noul aparat foto Canon 7D MKII lansat la Photokina cu o zi in urma:

  • Canon's Chuck Westfall on the Canon 7D Mark II

  • Canon 7D Mark II, 5D Mark III si 70D - comparatie video (inclusiv high ISO) - Gizmodo.com

O alta surpriza este Canon PowerShot G7 X - un point&shoot cu senzor mare (1 inch), lentila stabilizata echivalenta 24-100mm f/1.8 – f/2.8 si o sensibilitate ISO ridicata (12800). Va fi in competitie directa cu SONY RX100.

joi, 11 septembrie 2014

Canon 7D Mark II fotografii si specificatii

Canon 7D Mark II
Au aparut online specificatii si fotografii cu noul aparat foto Canon 7D Mark II. Lansarea oficiala va fi la Photokina, 16-21 septembrie 2014 - Koln/Cologne.


  • corp din aliaj de magneziu
  • rezistent la apa si praf
  • senzor 20.2MP CMOS
  • dual pixel CMOS AF
  • 65-puncte AF (all points cross type)
  • rafala 10 frames / sec
  • procesor Dual DIGIC6
  • ISO max. 16000
  • video Full HD 60p
  • GPS
  • Interval timer
  • Bulb Timer
Din pacate nu va avea un ecran LCD rabatabil (decizie luata pentru cresterea durabilitatii corpului) si nici WiFi.

vineri, 16 mai 2014

Primele impresii despre Sony RX100 III - review DPreview

Sony RX100
Site-ul  DPreview a publicat primele impresii despre noua varianta a celebrului Point&Shoot Sony RX100 II.
Cateva specificatii:
  • 20.1 megapixel 1"- senzor Exmor R BSI-CMO
  • lentila 24-70mm (echivalent) F1.8-2.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*
  • ocular electronic OLED 1.44M dots
  • ecran rabatabil 3-inch 1.23M dots
  • filmare 1080/60p - 50Mbps XAVC S
  • export HDMI curat
  • zebra pattern si focus peaking
  • inel lentila customizabil
  • filtru ND 3-stop
  • Wi-Fi cu NFC si aplicatii disponibile
Din pacate toate aceste lucruri vin si la un pret pe masura 798$.
Mai multe informatii la urmatorul link: http://www.dpreview.com/previews/sony-cybershot-dsc-rx100-m3

joi, 17 aprilie 2014

Review comparativ DXOMark - Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art si Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Otus

Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art

Dupa cum ne-am obisnuit firma Sigma ofera numai surprize placute cu noua gama de lentile.
DXOMark a realizat un review comparativ intre lentilele fixe (prime) Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art (949$) si Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Otus (3990$). Lentila Sigma a depasit competitorii (Canon, Nikon) si se apropie foarte mult de top in gama 50mm, fiind egala ca si calitate a imaginii cu Zeiss pana la o diafragma de F/2.

Concluzie review:
“As part of the company’s new Global Vision Sigma’s reimagining of their premium lenses is reaping dividends. The 50mm f1.4 DG HSM A is every bit as good as the earlier 35mm f1.4 model, in fact it’s slightly better in outright sharpness and uniformity. If there’s a downside it’s that lenses built with few compromises are generally large and heavy, but at least Sigma isn’t making you pay through your wallet. At $949, the new lens isn’t much more expensive than the firm’s high-speed 35mm, and is similarly competitive when compared to rival offerings from the big-brands.”

Review-ul complet este postat la adresa: http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Sigma-50mm-F1.4-DG-HSM-A-Canon-lens-review-Art-for-Art-s-sake

Daca nu aveti o lentila de 50mm va sfatuiesc sa o asteptati pe aceasta :)

Fotografii realizate cu Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art - http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/04/17/sigma-50mm-f1-4-dg-hsm-art-real-world-samples-gallery?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=news-list&utm_medium=text&ref=title_0_41

marți, 25 februarie 2014

Nikon D4S - lansare oficiala

Nikon D4S
Firma Nikon a lansat oficial noul aparat foto Nikon D4S.

Cateva specificatii tehnice:
  • Viteza foarte mare si performanta
    • rafala 11 fps
    • New Group Area AF uses 5 AF sensors as a single focus point
    • transfer de fisiere 10x mai rapid 1000 Base-T wired LAN
    • 30% procesare mai rapida si consum mai mic de energie
  • Calitate superioara a imaginii
    • Senzor CMOS 16.2 MP FX-format, procesor EXPEED 4
    • 51 puncte AF (autofocus),3D Color Matrix Metering
    • ISO 100 pana la 25,600 (extensibil pana la 409,600)
  • Video si Audio 
    • video 1080/60p
    • mod crop 2.7x full-HD

marți, 11 februarie 2014

Sony a6000 si Sigma DP2 Quattro - doua aparate foto cu promisiuni mari

Sony a6000
Firma Sony a scos pe piata un nou model mirrorless Sony a6000 care va inlocui NEX-6.
Cateva specificatii tehnice:

Sigma DP2 Quattro
Firma Sigma, care in ultima vreme ne-a surpins placut cu noua gama de lentile, a lansat un nou aparat foto care promite mult - Sigma DP2 Quattro. Forma sa este radicala, chiar ciudata.
Punctul forte este senzorul de tip Foveon - 3 CMOS (19,6MP) separat pentru fiecare canal RGB, renumit pentru reproducerea culorilor fata de senzorul de tip Bayer utilizat in majoritatea aparatelor foto.
Lentilele folosite vor fi fixe, existand 3 modele: 19mm (DP1 Quattro), 30mm (DP2 Quattro) si 50mm (DP3 Quattro).

Articol CNET (engleza): http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-cameras/sigma-dp2-quattro/4505-6501_7-35835045.html
Comunicat oficial Sigma (engleza): http://www.sigmaphoto.com/article/sigma-dp-quattro?link=feb-m-01-dp2

Canon 1200D si Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
Firma Canon a lansat un nou aparat foto point&shoot din gama superioara Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II si un nou DSLR entry level Canon 1200D (T5).

Specificatii Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II:

“The retooled Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a clear shot at the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II—a camera that currently enjoys an undisputed reign atop the pocket cam hierarchy. And in some key specs, the Canon is a superior offering. Its lens is both brighter and has more reach, and the sensor’s a lot bigger, too. All of that ought to translate to higher image quality, especially in low light.” Reviewed.com

Canon 1200D

Specificatii Canon 1200D:

  • 18MP - senzor APS-C CMOS
  • EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens Included
  • procesor Digic 4
  • Full HD 1080p Video
  • 3″ LCD
  • 100-6400 ISO
  • AF 9 puncte
  • 3 fps rafala

vineri, 7 februarie 2014

Panasonic GH4K

Panasonic G4K
Firma Panasonic s-a dezlantuit cu surprize in domeniul video cu noul aparat GH4K. Acesta vine cu un senzor LiveMOS de 16MP si un procesor rapid quad core care trebuie sa faca fata la captura video 4K (4096×2160) 24fps si UltraHD 4K (3840×2160) 30fps.

Cateva specificatii tehnice:

  • 16MP
  • 60 - 1/8000 shutter
  • ecran OLED,1M. dot.
  • ocular OLED, 2M px.
  • Time code
  • 200mbps mp4 All-i/100mbps IPB
  • 4k/30p
  • 4:2:2 10/8bit 
  • 1080p - 24p, 25p, 30p, 50p, 60p si 96fps in modul VFR (Variable Frame Rate) 
  • sensibilitate ISO 200-25600 
  • fotografie in rafala pana la 40fps
  • adaptoare 3G-SDI si XLR
  • Focus peaking
  • 1080p la120fps
  • procesor Quad-core
  • 4K .mov si .mp4
  • AVCHD 1080p
  • aplicatie pentru Smartphone
  • AutoFocus mai rapid decat GH3 (0,07 secunde)
  • adaptor Dual 3G-SD
Surpizele mari sunt in noul grip (Panasonic DMW-YAGH video interface) unde se afla majoritatea conexiunilor audio/video.
Panasonic DMW-YAGH video interface
Panasonic DMW-YAGH video interface
Sursa imagini - Photographybay.

Mai jos aveti un film realizat cu acest aparat.

Articol DPreview:  http://www.dpreview.com/articles/9092895041/panasonic-lumix-dmc-gh4-a-quick-summary

joi, 6 februarie 2014

Topul cititorilor DPreview - Best Gear of 2013

Readers' Choice: Best Gear of 2013 Awards
Site-ul DPreview a publicat topul cititorilor pentru cea mai buna aparatura foto in anul 2013 - Best Gear of 2013
Mai jos aveti lista (cateva surpize mari):
  • cea mai buna lentila Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art 
      • Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art
  • cel mai bun compact  Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II
      •  Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II
  • cel mai bun mirrorless Olympus OM-D E-M1
      • Olympus OM-D E-M1
  • cel mai bun compact cu lentila fixa Fujifilm X100S
      • Fujifilm X100S
  • cel mai bun DSLR Pentax K-3
      • Pentax K-3
  • cel mai bun produs Olympus OM-D E-M1
      • Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mai multe detalii la adresa: http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/02/03/readers-choice-best-gear-of-2013-awards-final-results/1

2 noi lentile superzoom de la Tamron

Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACROFirma Tamron va scoate pe piata noi lentile superzoom (all-in-one):

Tamron 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD

Lansare Panasonic G4K

Panasonic G4K
In curand va fi lansat noul aparat foto Panasonic G4K. Surpriza cea mare vine in domeniul video.

Cateva specificatii tehnice:
  • 16MP
  • 1/8000 shutter
  • ecran OLED,1M. dot.
  • ocular OLED, 3,000+ dot.
  • Time code
  • 200mbps mp4 All-i/100mbps IPB
  • 4k/30p
  • 4:2:2 10/8bit
  • adaptoare 3G-SDI si XLR
  • Focus peaking
  • 1080p la120fps
  • procesor Quad-core
  • 4K .mov si .mp4
  • AVCHD 1080p
  • aplicatie pentru Smartphone
  • AutoFocus mai rapid decat GH3
  • adaptor Dual 3G-SD 
Cred ca acum Canon este destul de motivat pentru noul 7D MK II.

marți, 4 februarie 2014

Camera foto din misiunea Apollo 15 va fi scoasa la licitatie

Apollo 15
NASA a trimis pe Luna 14 camere in misiunile Apollo . Multe dintre acestea au ramas acolo datorita restrictiilor privind greutatea. Totusi una dintre ele s-a intors pe Pamant si va fi scoasa acum la licitatie. Asa ca daca va doriti un  Hasselblad 500 si aveti bani cat pentru un Ferarri acum este momentul.
Firma care organizeaza evenimentul este WestLicht iar licitatia va incepe de la 80.000 de Euro.
Presimt ca cineva va fi mai mult decat bucuros :)

Mai multe informatii despre Hasselblad si misiunile Apollo (engleza):

Hasselblad 500


vineri, 31 ianuarie 2014

Making of - Jaguar 2014 Big Game Commercial | British Villains "Rendezvous"

British Villains "Rendezvous"
In aceasta perioada apar reclame superbe realizate special pentru Super Bowl.
British Villains "Rendezvous" este un exemplu de exceptie. Firma Jaguar a apelat la celebrii actori Tom Hiddleston, Mark Strong si Ben Kingsley, cunoscuti pentru rolurile negative.
Mai jos aveti reclama si making of-ul.

marți, 28 ianuarie 2014

Lansare Fuji X-T1

:Fuji X-T1
Firma Fuji a lansat noul aparat foto mirrorless cu lentile interschimbabile X-T1. Senzorul va fi unul CMOS cu o rezolutie de 16 Mp iar viteza de focalizare auto va fi de 0,08 secunde. Va fi primul aparat de la Fuji protejat pentru intemperii (vreme).

  • senzor 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II
  • ecran LCD rabatabil 3.0″ 1,040k
  • ocular OLED 0.5″ 2.360k
  • sensibilitate ISO maxima 51200
  • filmare Full HD 1080p, 60 fps
  • conexiune Wi-Fi incorporata
  • viteza rafala 8 fps
  • sistem AF hibrid
  • Digital Split Image si Focus Peaking pentru focalizare manuala
  • blit pentru patina externa EF-X8 inclus
  • pret body U.S. - 1299$
Fuji X-T1

Articol detaliat DPreview (engleza): http://www.dpreview.com/previews/fujifilm-x-t1
Articol CNET (engleza): http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-cameras/fujifilm-x-t1-with/4505-6501_7-35834938.html

luni, 27 ianuarie 2014

Nokia Lumia 1020 - review DxOMark

Nokia Lumia 1020
DxOMark a testat capacitatile foto pentru telefonul Nokia Lumia 1020.
Prin intermediul noului firmware telefonul poate realiza fotografii RAW (format DNG) la fel ca si fratele mai mare Nokia 1520.
Datorita senzorului mare imaginile in lumina buna sunt la o calitate inalta, apropiindu-se de aparatele foto compacte de top. Evident calcaiul lui Ahile ramane lumina slaba.


  • senzor BSI CMOS 1/1.5 inch
  • rezolutie 38-Mpix  type    
  • lentila Zeiss 26mm (echivalent) f2.2
  • stabilizare optica    ISO 100-4000   
  • sensibilitate ISO 100-4000
  • video Full HD 1080p 
  • ecran 4.5-inch AMOLED
  • RAW - format DNG

Mai multe detalii - http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles/Nokia-Lumia-1020-sensor-review-Are-mobiles-comparable-to-compacts-and-DSLRs

Tinand cont de calitatea imaginilor si flexibilitate smartphone-urile nu pot inlocui momentan aparatele foto dedicate. O comparatie fair-play ar fi cu aparatele foto compactele din clasa de jos si medie.
Folosind tehnica actuala de constructie, calitatea imaginii este direct influentata de dimensiunea senzorului si a lentilei:
  • majoritatea lentilelor (DSLR) de top au un filtru (aprox. diametru) de min. 70mm;
  • cea mai buna sensibilitate ISO (lumina slaba) este obtinuta de catre aparatele foto DSLR full-frame.

Update - Review Nokia Lumia 1520 (DPreview):


vineri, 24 ianuarie 2014

Canon Cinema EOS White Papers

Canon EOS cinema
Firma Canon a publicat (actualizare) pe internet intentiile pentru dezvoltare in domeniul video (cinema).

NEW: Personality of the Canon Cinema EOS Lens: Design Strategies
The newer generation of Cinema EOS lenses came from multiple optical design resources within Canon, such as our EF Lens and Broadcast Lens designs.

NEW: Personality of the Canon Cinema EOS Lens: Image Sharpness

A design goal with the Cinema zoom lenses was to achieve an overall optical performance that would equate with the best of contemporary prime lenses over their respective focal lengths.

NEW: Personality of the Canon Cinema EOS Lens: Color Reproduction

The new generation of Canon Cinema lenses paid high attention to optimizing color reproduction of the lens-camera system, such as how it reproduces skin tones of various ethnicities.

NEW: Personality of the Canon Cinema EOS Lens: Contrast

Achieving a high contrast ratio is universally sought by cinematographers and is always a central design goal for the optical designers.

Link pagina oficiala (engleza) - urmariti fisierele pdf pentru descrierea detaliata - http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/resources/articles/2012/cinemaeos_white_papers.shtml

miercuri, 22 ianuarie 2014

Magic Lantern creste valorile pentru dynamic range - Canon 5D MKIII

Magic Lantern
Noua versiune (beta test) Magic Lantern, cunoscut indeosebi in lumea video, creste sensibilitatea dinamica (dynamic range - explicatii DPreview) pana la valori de 15 fstop pentru Canon 5D MKIII.

Magic Lantern este un firmware open source care se poate instala pe aparatele foto Canon si permite accesul la functii avansate care nu se regasesc in firmware-ul original. Mai jos aveti enumerate cateva dintre aceste functii:
  • control audio;
  • HDR video, 14 bit RAW video pe anumite aparate;
  • zebra, focus peaking, vectorscope, waveform, etc; 
  • focus stacking;
  • exposure bracketing.
Mai jos aveti cateva print-screen-uri si un material video.

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