Every story has two sides. Here is one side of one story. This story is about Amir Zakeri and his Sony A7SII. Amir uploaded a video to YouTube where he is complaining about how Sony’s treating him (and his camera). Here is the story according to Amir:
For some of us, just seeing a white-tailed eagle in the wild would be a treat. Polish wildlife photographer Krzysztof Chomicz has seen plenty. Lately, he saw one in a situation he didn’t like, drowning in thick mud.
Without hesitation, he went out to save it. This isn’t the first time, either. Chomicz rescued another white-tailed eagle last year from a similar predicament. This time, the whole ordeal was caught on a drone’s camera.
Search capabilities have come on leaps and bounds over the last few years. As processing power increases, so does the speed at which software can run. This means more complex calculations can be performed in a much shorter amount of time. Which brings us to this. 500px’s new search feature which lets you search simply by scribbling down a quick sketch.
While it doesn’t quite offer the artistic freedom of Photoshop, it actually seems to work really well. If you hadn’t noticed by the image above, I have virtually zero drawing skill. This is why I use a camera. But, it was smart enough to figure out what I was trying to draw. It presented me with a bunch of results that weren’t too far off what I wanted.
Sony first mentioned their new wireless radio controlled flash system in March and officially launched it in July. It allows the control of up to 15 separate flash units in up to 5 different groups. A very useful and welcome addition for Sony shooters. But, not every camera has been able to support the new system.
Sony have now released firmware v3.30 for the Sony A7R II. This update adds support for the new system, as well as a couple of other fixes and features.
CNN have today announced the launch of CNN Aerial Imagery and Reporting (CNN AIR). CNN AIR is their own dedicated Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) unit. The network will have two full time UAS operators on staff “to fully integrate aerial imagery and reporting across all CNN networks and platforms”.
Drones aren’t new to CNN, though, they’ve used them before to cover stories. Flint’s water crisis, and Anderson Cooper’s report on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina received the assistance of drones.
Update: this giveaway has ended, please jump to the bottom to see the winner. Huge thanks to SYRP for the prizes.
If you are reading this site for any amount of time, you you know that we are big fans of adding movement to time lapses. And while there are some small and nifty devices out there, nothing beats a full rig. And the Genie Pan Track Kit is one of our favorite. Guess what? We’re giving one away! (street value $1,365.00 USD).
It’s always amusing when something shown on TV includes something ripe for chroma keying. This time around, it’s the Rio 2016 men’s singles tennis final between Andy Murray and Juan Martin Del Potro.
That they were playing on a giant green screen was noticed by imgur user factionman. After this, the obvious became inevitable. I would imagine these scenarios probably weren’t going through the players’ heads at the time of the game.
It almost feels like the manufacturers leak these things themselves, sometimes, just to get some buzz going. After the recent 5D Mark IV leaks, we see two more. This time, it’s a couple of lenses.
The 16-35mm f/2.8 and 24-105mm f/4 are both favourites amongst Canon shooters. The 24-105mm f/4L IS USM first introduced by Canon in 2005 has been a highly regarded lens since day one. The 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM was released in 2007 and is the go-to wide zoom for many.
Dear photography community. I am writing this post to warn you. Warn you about two things!
We live in a modern age with crazy technology – our cameras are proof of that. And so is the technology the common thief uses. On a travel to Lithuania I parked the rented car (with full insurance coverage) and went for lunch with my girlfriend, her mom and two friends. With my camera safely locked in the trunk.
Returning to the car I didn’t notice anything. We didn’t notice anything until an hour later, where we parked and I needed my camera. Opening the trunk I wondered where I put the backpack. Coming to my senses, I realized my shoulderbag with the camera, my backpack, my girlfriends backpack and one of my friends backpack wasn’t there.
If you ever need a good reason to not leave your baggage unattended, this is it. After a “hard black box” was found on the steps of City Hall in Kansas City, what happened next seems obvious. The suspicious package was reported to the police, who promptly came and blew it up.
KSHB reports that police were called to the scene around 4:30am on Monday after the package was discovered. Upon arrival, the street was cordoned off, and people directed to leave the area.