According to the teaser video available on DJI’s website, they are just about to launch a new model of a drone. They’ve published a teaser video, which suggests that the drone will be smaller from its previous models. The teaser comes along with the time and date of the launch – and it states the drone will be here very soon!
Thanks to my job, I’ve seen some fascinating drones so far. But the drone I discovered today, along with its unfortunate choice of name, made me burst into laughter. It got me wondering if the person who thought of the name speaks English, and how well they speak it. Because with such name, along with the photo, aerial photography is definitely not the first thing that comes to mind.
When the new Sony A9 announcement came, a fair few people were confused. It shoots up to 20fps with no shutter blackout. It has an apparently amazing autofocus system. It’s clearly aimed at wildlife, sports and action photographers. But it did raise the comment “Ok, Sony, Awesome. But where’s the long fast glass to go with it?”
Well, according to Sony Alpha Rumors, It looks like Sony may be ready answer that question soon. SAR say that they’ve received a couple of solid tips that Sony are developing a new 400mm lens, which would be ideally suited to a camera like the A9. But, there is a slight conflict in their sources. While both agree a 400mm is in the works, they can’t seem to decide if it’ll be f/2.8 or f/4.
Why only have round bokeh, when you can get it all sorts of shapes? You can achieve shaped bokeh by cutting a shape in black paper and placing it on the lens. Or if you’re too lazy or not really precise, you can even buy premade shapes. But what if I told you there’s a way to achieve square bokeh with nothing but a lens? Mathieu Stern presents you with a cheap lens that has a square aperture, so it creates super-interesting square bokeh.
Some of the specifications for the possible replacement of Nikon D810 were released a while ago. Now there are new updates concerning Nikon D820, and the one that catches most attention is that D820 might have the same autofocus system as Nikon D5. This means 153 focus points, 99 of them being cross type and 55 selectable.
Sony shooters who prefer wide angle lenses, Sony has an exciting announcement for you. They are going wide and they have announced two new lenses for their E-Mount full frame cameras. One of them is Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM and the other is Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G.
They belong to the G Master series and they are designed to provide great sharpness and fine image quality. Both of them are fast, flexible and characterized by the constant aperture of f/2.8 and f/4. Let’s take a look at the details and see what you get with these lenses.
A couple of months ago, we’ve seen how iPhone 7 Plus stands against the $50K Red Weapon. It performs pretty well in bright conditions, considering that’s it’s just a smartphone and Red Weapon is a powerful professional camera. But now, Potato Jet makes a new comparison. This time he compares the iPhone 7 Plus to Arri Alexa Mini, and shoots in various lighting conditions, not just in the bright sunlight. So, how bad is the iPhone compared to $82,000 Arri Alexa?
Summer is coming, and it’s the right time for choosing the perfect camera for the adventures it brings. Olympus seems to have this in mind, so they’ve launched their latest rugged compact camera: Olympus TG-5. It’s water-, dust-, freeze, crush- and shockproof, able to withstand a variety of weather conditions and follow you wherever you may roam. At the same time, it’s capable of 4K video shooting and high-speed Full HD 1080p at 120 fps.
Profoto are calling the B1X the “new benchmark for on-location lighting”. And if it’s true, then it’s about time. Given that the $600 Godox AD600 seemed to keep up with the triple-the-cost Profoto B1 just fine, they sure needed to do something. And so they have.
The new Profoto B1X has a bigger battery, brighter modelling light and increased power range when shooting high speed sync. And it keeps the same price as its B1 predecessor.