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1x Photo Awards 2012

Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Tue, September 11, 2012 16:16:59
X1 Photo Awards 2012
1x Photo Awards 2012 is an exclusive photo contest by 1x.com,

Prizes

1st

$5000 in cash.

2nd

$1000 in cash.

3rd

$500 in cash.

People's Choice Award

$1000 in cash

All winners and honorable mentions will receive one year of 1x PRO membership and Pixu PRO membership
($199 value) as well as the new 1x How-to book "Photo Inspiration" ($39 value).



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DropBox

Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Wed, March 02, 2011 11:37:16

Ever heard of DropBox the most convinient way to get a free online storage.

Just klick this link to get your own free 2GB account!
Perfect
to have when you are on travel for a quick backup or to be able to access
your work from virtually any internet connected computer or smartphone!

You can get extra space for your Dropbox by inviting your friends to try it out. Once your friend registers and installs Dropbox, both of you will receive bonus space.

  • Basic (free) accounts get 250MB per referral and can earn up to 8 GB, for a total of 10 GB.
  • Pro (subscription) accounts get 500MB per referral and can earn up to 16 GB of extra space.
  • Students can earn up to 16 GB of extra space and double the referral credit (500MB per referral), simply by subbmitting their e-mail adress.

GET IT HERE NOW!

Enjoy/ Stefan

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Kodak Professional Ektar Color Negative Film ISO 100, 120mm Size

Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Tue, February 23, 2010 16:20:45

Kodak Professional Ektar Color Negative Film ISO 100
Now available in 120mm Size and soon also in 4x5 and 8x10-Sheet Format !

Get it here!

Kodak Press Release:

The response to the introduction of EKTAR 100 has been amazing; since its introduction in September 2008, the EKTAR 100 family of films has won numerous industry awards, including the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) award (2009), Professional Photographers’ Hot One Award (2009, 2010) and American Photo Editor's Choice Award (2009).

Now large-format photographers will be able to enjoy the impact and flexibility that EKTAR 100 brings. With ultra-vivid color and ultra-fine grain, it's the ideal choice for creating high magnification enlargements for commercial display.

The new sheet sizes of KODAK EKTAR Film will be available worldwide beginning in April of 2010.

Get it at Amazon.com



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Great source for DIY projects

Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Mon, February 22, 2010 12:18:45

I just found a great source for parts that can be used in various DIY projects.

DX DealExtreme can help you with lots of different lightning and lead light parts.

and other electronic parts.

And even cheep digital cameras suitable for experimental DIY projects.

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SIGMA 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM

Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Sun, February 21, 2010 14:11:18
I'm thrilled about the new SIGMA 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM
and are looking forward to put my fingers on it.
This will be the widest rectilinear lens on earth to use on DX sized DSLR's


When available you will find it at the best prize here!

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Camera equiped ski and diving googles

Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Wed, February 17, 2010 17:04:50
I just found great product that I didn't realize was available before.
Anyhow let me present Liquid Image ski and diving camera googles with both still and motion image capture capability.

Summit Series D1 AVAILABLE MAY 2010
5.0 MP Camera &
D1 (720x480) video, 30 fps
Item #335 - One Size

The Liquid Image Summit Series is the world’s first snow goggle with an integrated digital camera. The goggle contains a wide angle lens to capture all the action while skiing, boarding, sledding or snowmobiling. The hands free unit has a 5.0 MP (2560 x 1920) camera mode and a video mode that records D1 video (720x480) at a rate up to 30 frames per second with audio.

Scuba Series HD Wide Angle AVAILABLE MAY 2010
5.0 MP Camera &
HD 720P (1280x720) video, 30 fps
Item #322 - Mid Size &
Item #323 - Large Size

WIDE ANGLE - 135 DEGREES
Keep your hands free as you dive! This dive mask that has an integrated water resistant High Definition 720P digital video camera plus 5.0MP photographs. Operates to a depth of 130ft / 40m and eliminates the need to hand carry an underwater camera. Ideal for scuba diving and may also be used for snorkeling, snuba, spearfishing, and freediving. The Wide Angle lens more than doubles the current Scuba Series HD’s field of view to capture all the action underwater in High Definition while snorkeling or scuba diving.

Specification comparison chartLiquid image

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Aputure Gigtube

Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Thu, December 10, 2009 11:11:14
Aputure Gigtube Instant Digital Screen Remote ViewfinderThe Aputure Gigtube is an innovative remote viewfinder device that is different with any remote ever offered because it includes a LCD screen. Compatible with any camera with a video output, the screen can automatically display an image immediately after shooting it, or can stream the video feed from live view. Moreover, the LCD screen is rotatable for different angle view and this gadget offers the remote shutter release function.
This might also be the ultimate upgrade for owners of Canon D5 witch has a
bad reputation for its poor LCD!
Get the Aputure Gigtube at Amazon

The Aputure Gigtube now has seven models available for Canon, Nikon digital and SLR cameras.
Models and compatibility information is listed below*.

Model Compatible with:

GT1C

Canon

EOS 1000D (Rebel XS)**
EOS 450D (Rebel XSi)**
EOS 400D (Rebel XTi)
EOS 350D (Rebel XT)
EOS 300D (Rebel)

GT3C II

Canon

5D Mark II**

GT3C

Canon

EOS 5D
EOS 50D**
EOS 40D**
EOS 30D
EOS 20D

GT1N

Nikon

D700**, D300**, D200, D2Xs, D2Hs, D2X, D2H

GT3N

Nikon

D90**

* The live LCD viewfinder works depend on if camera supports "Live View".
** Tested "Live View" compatible camera.


Get the Aputure Gigtube at Amazon

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Ricoh GRX, a new aproach to interchangable lens cameras.

Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Tue, November 10, 2009 09:42:29
Ricoh GRX is introducing a new way of making a compact camera with interchangeable lenses.

The GRX is basically a small frame containing a control, display and storage unit plus a platform like lens/sensor mount in witch you can slide a lens unit of your selection.


Get it at Amazon.com
Camera units are containing lens, image sensor and image processor and can hereby
use different sensor sizes and resolutions depending on lens type as we can learn from the first two lenses that is introduced.

Note: "lenses" has different sensor types and sizes, this is new and have not been possible in any compact or DSLR before the GRX!


As you can see in the ad above Ricoh doesn't call it lens units but camera units and this makes sense since they are actually complete cameras without control units and could in theory be used without the body if a suitable computer interface was available (Can we get that Ricoh?).

In some respect this system reminds more like a medium format body and digital back system than it does to a DSLR.

Two good news about this system is.

The lens and image sensor is built in to one unit we also get a completely closed system and no dust can get to contaminate the sensor.

The camera unit with its sensor and lens can also be optimized for its particular task and any problem can be corrected by its own image processor witch it doesn't have to share with other lenses!

But.

The Ricoh GRX is something new and fresh but it might also have been introduced to late since the micro four thirds systems from Olympus and Panasonic is one step ahead in marketing right now!

Get it at Amazon.com

Read more here: http://www.ricoh.com/r_dc/gxr/
and here: http://www.dpreview.com/previews/RicohGXR/


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The PhotoFast CR-7200 MicroSDHC RAID-0 CF adapter

Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Tue, June 30, 2009 12:10:11

RAID together four 16GB MicroSDHC cards makes a fast, 64GB Compact Flash card! You get the speed of MicroSDHC combined by four cards that’s makes the MicroSDHC cards compatible with high-end (PRO DSLR's), and older, digital cameras.

Perfect if you own a bunch of MicroSDHC cards for your point and shoot and decide
to step up to a high quality DSLR!

The card will be available by July/August 2009 and will be priced at $30
Together with the 4 MicroSDHC cards it will be a bit cheaper than a single 64GB CF memory card when you add all the costs together.
Plus, you will be able to use the MicroSDHC cards alone in your P&S or phone
when they are not for use in the DSLR :0)

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Kodak Retires KODACHROME Film R.I.P

Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Tue, June 23, 2009 09:27:00
Kodak Retires KODACHROME Film and invites us to there tribute site.

They say all good things in life come to an end. Today we announced that Kodak will retire KODACHROME Film, concluding its 74-year run.

It was a difficult decision, given its rich history. At the end of the day, photographers have told us and showed us they've moved on to newer other Kodak films and/or digital. KODACHROME Film currently represents a fraction of one percent of our film sales. We at Kodak want to celebrate with you the rich history of this storied film. Feel free to share with us your fondest memories of Kodachrome.

Link to Kodak Chrome tribute site!
Link to Kodak Crome slideshow!


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Olympus micro four thirds lenses (Olympus pen digital)

Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Tue, June 16, 2009 13:47:45
Olympus Pen E-P1 will have two Olympus lenses available to start with.
The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f2.8
[34mm (35mm camera equivalent)]

Why cant't we get this one in black to!?

And the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6
[28-84mm (35mm camera equivalent)]
There will also be a optional optical viewfinder for the 17mm (Cool)

A Four Thirds adapter and a Olympus OM adapter will also be available :0)



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Yes! it was a Digital Olympus Pen

Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Tue, June 16, 2009 13:35:02
Not a Point & Shoot. Not an SLR. It’s a PEN.
The new Olympus PEN EP-1 interchangeable lens digital camera delivers the next generation of digital imaging: Micro Four Thirds technology, which makes it easy to capture stunning, high-quality images from a compact body that's more point-and-shoot than DSLR. Of course, it's neither. It's a PEN.




Full specifications!

Product Type Product type Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera

Memory SD Memory Card (SDHC compatible)

Screen size 17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)

Lens mount Micro Four Thirds Mount

No. of Effective Pixels 12.3 million pixels

Image Pickup Element Product type 4/3" High-Speed Live MOS Sensor

Total no. of pixels Approx. 13.1 million pixels

Aspect ratio 1.33 (4:3)

Dust reduction Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)

Recording (Still) Recording format DCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, PRINT Image Matching III

File format RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, JPEG+RAW

Recording image size [RAW] 4032 x 3024 pixels [JPEG] 4032 x 3024 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels

Recording (Movie) Recording format AVI Motion JPEG (30 fps)

Movie mode HD: 1280 (H) x 720 (V) Aspect 16:9 SD: 640 (H) x 480 (V) Aspect 4:3 (VGA)

Maximum recording time HD: 7 min., SD: 14 min.

Recording (Sound) Recording format WAVE Format, Stereo Linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling Frequency 44.1 kHz

Maximum recording time Picture with Sound: 30 sec Movie: depend on Movie Recording Time

Live View Display mode 100% field of view, Exposure compensation preview, White balance adjustment preview, Gradation auto preview, Face detection preview (up to 8 faces), Grid line, Histogram, 7x/10x magnification display, Perfect shot preview, Off

Image Stabilization System Built in (Imager sensor shift type image stabilization)

Mode 3 modes (I.S.1, I.S.2, I.S.3)

Focal length setting Available

Effective compensation range Max. approx. 4 EV steps (depends on the lens type and shooting condition)

IS for movie Digital image stabilization

Monitor Product type HyperCrystal LCD

Size 3.0 inches

Total no. of dots Approx. 230,000 dots

Playback field of view 100%

Brightness control 15 levels

Colour temperature control 15 levels

Focusing AF system High-Speed Imager AF

* When a Four Thirds System lens (including high-speed imager AF compatible lenses) is used, it works as S-AF in C-AF mode.

Focus mode Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF

Focusing point 11-area multiple AF

Focusing point selection Auto target, Single target

AF lock Locked at first position of Shutter button in Single AF mode

Manual focus assist Live View image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated (S-AF+MF or MF mode)

Exposure Control Metering system

(TTL image sensor metering) (1) Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering)

(2) Centre-weighted average metering

(3) Spot metering

(4) Spot with Highlight control

(5) Spot with Shadow control

Metering range EV 0 - 18 (at normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)

Exposure mode (1) iAuto

(2) P: Programme AE (Programme shift can be performed)

(3) A: Aperture priority AE

(4) S: Shutter priority AE

(5) M: Manual

(6) Scene select AE

(7) Art Filter

Scene select AE Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Night, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow

ISO sensitivity AUTO: ISO 200 - 6400 (customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO 100 - 6400, 1/3 or 1 EV steps

Exposure compensation ±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable

AE lock Locked at first position of Shutter button (also available with AEL button when customized)

Exposure bracketing 3 frames in 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1EV steps selectable

ISO bracketing 3 frames in 0.3, 0.7, 1 EV steps selectable

Exposure reference adjust ±1 EV range selectable in 1/6 EV step

White Balance Auto WB system High-speed Live MOS sensor system

Preset white balance 8 settings (3000K - 7500K) Lamp (3000K), Fluorescent 1 (4000K), Fluorescent 2 (4500K), Fluorescent 3 (6600K), Daylight (5300K), Flash (5500K), Cloudy (6000K), Shade (7500K)

White balance compensation ±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis (in Auto WB / Preset / One-touch WB mode)

Custom white balance 1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature (2000K - 14000K)

One-touch white balance 1 custom setting can be registered

White balance bracketing 3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis.

Colour Mode Colour matrix sRGB, Adobe RGB

Picture Mode Mode Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom

Adjustment parameter Contrast and Sharpness level available in 5 steps for each mode Saturation level available in 5 steps for Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait Gradation level available in 4 steps for Custom

Filter effect Yellow, Orange, Red or Green filter available for Monotone

Picture tone Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green tone available for Monotone

Gradation 4 levels (Auto, High Key, Normal, Low Key)

Shutter Product type Computerized focal-plane shutter

Shutter speed 60 - 1/4000 sec., Bulb: up to 30 min. (time selectable, default: 8 min.)

(1/3, 1/2 or1 EV steps selectable)

Self-timer Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)

Remote cable release Available (with optional RM-UC1 Remote cable.)

Low-vibration mode Selectable from 1/8 - 30 sec.

Drive Drive mode Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, Self-timer

Sequential Shooting Sequential shooting speed Approx. 3 frames/sec.

Max. recordable pictures on sequential shooting RAW mode: Max. 10 frames. JPEG mode: Depends on compression ratio and no. of pixels (LN mode: 12 frames with TOSHIBA Super High Speed Class 6 SDHC 4GB Card, under Olympus's standard testing conditions)

Flash

(Built-in flash not provided) Compatible external flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14

External flash control mode TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL

Flash mode of external flash Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync at 1st curtain, Slow sync at 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Off

Synchronization speed 1/180 sec. or less

Flash intensity control Up to ±3 EV in 0.3, 0.5, 1 EV steps

Flash bracketing 3 frames in 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1EV steps selectable

Art Filter Mode Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Colour, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole

Multi-Exposure Number of pictures 2 pictures

Functions Auto gain, Live View, Exposing on Recorded picture

Multi-Aspect Aspect Ratio 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 6:6

Process RAW: Aspect ratio is recorded as Exif data, JPEG: JPEG image is recorded based on the aspect ratio

Level Gauge Detection 2-axis

Display Rear LCD monitor

Sound Microphone / Speaker Stereo/mono (Mute, Volume control available)

Playback Playback modes Single-frame, Information display, Index (4/9/16/25/49/100 frames), Calendar, Close-up (2 - 14X), Picture rotation (auto mode available), Movie (with sound, FF/ REW/Pause), Slideshow (with BGM/BGM + Sound/Sound available)

Information display Histogram (independent luminance/RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, Off

Menu Languages Available from 34 languages including English, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

Custom setting My mode 2 settings can be registered

Image Editing Erasing function Single frame, all frames, selected frames (with protect function)

RAW picture editing RAW development

JPEG editing Gradation auto, Monotone, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait

Image Composition Max. 3 frames, Gain control (0.1 - 2.0) available

Post-recording Audio dubbing possible for still images

Print Print function Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)

Input/Output PC interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

TV interface HDMI-OUT (HD/Stereo), VIDEO-OUT (SD/Mono)

USB/AV connector Dedicated multi-connector (Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, optional RM-UC1 Remote Cable available)

HDMI connector Mini HDMI type-C

Flash attachment Hot shoe

Power Requirements Battery BLS-1 Li-ion battery (included)

Sleep mode Available (1, 3, 5, 10 min., off selectable)

No. of recordable pictures Approx. 300 shots

(with BLS-1 and TOSHIBA Super High Speed Class 6 (4GB) SDHC card under CIPA testing standard)

Dimensions /

Weight Dimensions / Weight 120.5 mm (W) x 70.0mm (H) x 35.0 mm (D) (excluding protrusions)

Weight Approx. 335 g (body only)

Operating Environment Temperature 0 - 40°C (operation) / -20 - 60°C (storage)

Humidity 30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)

* * Specifications and appearances are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.



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Olympus Pen Digital

Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Mon, June 15, 2009 21:53:54

The last leak/spy pic of the upcomming Olympus digital pen!
Looks great lets hope it delivers in black to!

Olympus Pen Digital to be announced 16 June 2009

The first-generation Olympus Pen camera appeared in 1959. The design process began with the concept of creating a camera that could be sold for ¥6,000 yen...

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New photography links directory

Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Sun, June 14, 2009 17:00:08
I suggest that you add your photography related link to my links directory to become a member of a large photo links archive.

Be one of the first and enjoy increased web traffic at once!
http://www.stockholmviews.com/links/

enjoy/Stefan

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DIY Graycard

Seen and heardPosted by Stefan Tue, June 09, 2009 09:30:51
Is a DIY gray card anything to trust or must I get a PRO gray card for silly money?
Some nice reading in regards of this subject at DiYphotobits
I recommend you to read it, the conclusion was at least for me surprising!


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