Photokina To Become Yearly Trade Show After 2018

May 24, 2017  |  Camera & Photo, News  |  Comments Off on Photokina To Become Yearly Trade Show After 2018

photokina 2018: the world’s leading trade fair for photo, video and imaging is repositioning itself

photokina will take place annually as of 2018. It will in future thus optimally reflect the fast-paced nature and the ever briefer innovation cycles of an increasingly digitalised industry. As of 2019 the trade fair will also have a new date in May. In addition to innovations from the core areas of the imaging workflow, the entire range of products, applications and services of relevance for imaging shall in future be presented in Cologne. With these changes, the transformation process begun in 2016 shall be consistently continued: under the umbrella of “Imaging Unlimited”, photokina last year inspired both exhibitors and visitors and accessed new target groups for the industry.

“The digital transformation of the imaging industry is advancing, and thus opening up new perspectives and value creation potential. The new date and the annual cycle should in future make photokina even more attractive to all providers of the imaging ecosystem. In this way, we show the specialised trade, the media and our users an even broader bandwidth of state-of-the-art products, applications and services in Cologne which especially suits the young imaging culture,” Rainer Führes, chairman of the board of the photography industry association (PIV) is pleased to state.

The imaging ecosystem today also includes, in addition to the core areas from the imaging workflow, trend areas like virtual and augmented reality, cloud computing, as well as image recognition and holography. The growing flood of images and videos must be processed and administered, so that archiving and content management, social media and communities are coming increasingly into focus. Apps and software solutions have become indispensable both for professional use and for the end consumer. Smart home applications and computer-generated imaging are once again increasing in importance. photokina should in future serve as an important international innovation platform.

Katharina C. Hamma, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH, has a positive perspective on the future of the trade fair: “photokina 2016 has shown us that this traditional brand in our portfolio has lost nothing of its attraction worldwide and in the region. The new concept has been a complete success. photokina has continued to develop further over time, as have the products, services and the market environment presented there. Now we are taking the next logical step by offering a digitally powered product environment an attractive annual platform for presenting photokina 26.09.–29.09.2018 www.photokina.com Your contact: Judith Mader Tel. +49 221 821-2486 Fax +49 221 821-3544 E-mail j.mader@koelnmesse.de Koelnmesse GmbH Messeplatz 1 50679 Köln P.O. Box 21 07 60 50532 Köln Germany Tel.+49 221 821-0 Fax +49 221 821-2574 info@koelnmesse.de www.koelnmesse.de Executive Board: Gerald Böse (President and Chief Executive Officer) Katharina C. Hamma Herbert Marner Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board: Mayor of the City of Cologne Henriette Reker Headquarters and place of jurisdiction: Cologne District Court Cologne, HRB 952 Press Release Page 2/2 the latest innovations and for entering into discussion with traders, specialist users and end customers.”

For the 2018 event, only the series of days is changing: it will take place from Wednesday, 26.09. to Saturday, 29.09, and thus enables a more compact, more intensive trade fair experience.

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New cycle, new series of days, new date, new themes: photokina is repositioning itself for the future. In addition to innovations from the core areas of the imaging workflow, the entire range of products, applications and services of relevance for imaging shall in future be presented in Cologne. As of 2019, photokina will take place annually in May. Only the trade fair duration is changing in 2018: it takes place from 26-29.09.2018. We look forward to four intensive days of “Imaging Unlimited”!

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Patent: New Tilt-Shift Lens Designs & More Information

May 24, 2017  |  Camera & Photo, News  |  Comments Off on Patent: New Tilt-Shift Lens Designs & More Information

The 45mm and 90mm tilt-shift lens have yet to be replaced years after the TS-E 17mm f/4L & TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II were released. A lot of people, myself included figured we’d be seeing new 45mm and 90mm tilt-shift lenses relatively soon, that obviously hasn’t been the case.

We now see (thanks dilbert) that Canon continues to work on a long tilt-shift lens, and a new patent for multiple optical formulas has appeared.

  • TS-E 90mm f/2.8
  • TS-E 125mm f/4
  • TS-E 130mm f/4

You can few the patent here.

While we haven’t heard anything directly about a new tilt-shift lens, there has been some talk about a new kind of 135mm lens, which is not a replacement for the EF 135mm f/2L. There has been an optical formula patent for a 135mm APO and now a 130mm tilt-shift.

We do know something along these lines is coming later in 2017, and we hope to confirm it some time soon.


Source: Patent: New Tilt-Shift Lens Designs & More Information

Olympus Magazine May/June 2017

May 23, 2017  |  Camera & Photo, News  |  Comments Off on Olympus Magazine May/June 2017


The May/June issue of Olympus magazine is available here. There is also an opportunity inside to win a M.Zuiko 60mm Macro lens.

Source: Olympus Magazine May/June 2017

Patents, Patents & More Patents from Canon

May 23, 2017  |  Camera & Photo, News  |  Comments Off on Patents, Patents & More Patents from Canon

Forum regular rrcphoto has done some dirty work and found a bunch of Canon USA patents you may be interested in. Since the demise of Egami, these have been harder to come by.

Stacked sensor patents

Stacked sensor patents for mobile phone use:

Microlens patent, likely for mirrorless cameras.

An SLT patent?

Continuous liveview in EVF

Linear USM patent.

If you speak patentese and can better explain what these are, please sound off in the forum.


Source: Patents, Patents & More Patents from Canon

Size Comparison of All Current Sony FE GM Lenses

May 23, 2017  |  Camera & Photo, News  |  Comments Off on Size Comparison of All Current Sony FE GM Lenses

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After announcement of FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens and FE 100-400mm GM lens, Sony FE lens lineup now has a total of six FE GM lenses. Above is the image of all these GM lens in real size, take a look.

From left to right:

  1. Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Lens – $1,498.00Amazon / B&H Photo Video / Adorama
  2. Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens – $2,198.00Amazon B&H Photo Video / Adorama
  3. Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens – $2,498.00Amazon / B&H Photo Video / Adorama
  4. Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens – $2,598.00AmazonB&H Photo Video / Adorama
  5. Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens – $2,198.00Amazon / B&H Photo Video / Adorama
  6. Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens – $1,798.00Amazon / B&H Photo Video / Adorama

Source: Size Comparison of All Current Sony FE GM Lenses

Sports Camera, SOOCOO C30 4K Action Camera 20MP 2.0 Inch Waterproof Diving Camera with 2 Batteries and 18 Accessories Kit Included – Blue + Wifi (Micro SD Card Not Included)

May 23, 2017  |  Camera & Photo  |  Comments Off on Sports Camera, SOOCOO C30 4K Action Camera 20MP 2.0 Inch Waterproof Diving Camera with 2 Batteries and 18 Accessories Kit Included – Blue + Wifi (Micro SD Card Not Included)

Sports Camera, SOOCOO C30 4K Action Camera 20MP 2.0 Inch Waterproof Diving Camera with 2 Batteries and 18 Accessories Kit Included – Blue + Wifi (Micro SD Card Not Included)
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Sports Camera, SOOCOO C30 4K Action Camera 20MP 2.0 Inch Waterproof Diving Camera with 2 Batteries and 18 Accessories Kit Included - Blue + Wifi (Micro SD Card Not Included)

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  • AMAZING 2″ SCREEN & VERSATILE: It displays all information in the reach of your eye. You can see what you exactly shoot when you are recording; 170 Degree wide-angle lens for capturing the stunning scenes.


  • ULTRA SLIM HD VIDEO and PICTURE CAPABILITY. It shoots 4K at 24fps, 2K at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps. It may record about 70mins with the 1350mAh rechargeable battery(recording time depends on the mode and resolution you selected).


  • DURABLE + WATERPROOF TO 98′ (30M): Designed to withstand extreme environments and conditions. Wearable + Mountable: Enables immersive self-capture during your favorite activities.


  • INCREASED BATTERY LIFETIME: 2 rechargeable batteries, double recording time and double enjoyment, Suggest to use certified Class 10 or above Branded Micro SD card with the storage at least 8GB and at most 128GB and format it on action camera only before use.


  • BUILT- IN WIFI: Just download App(ZSANYCAM) on your phone or tablet and connect with your C30 Sports Camera. Then conveniently operate or review your images or videos via your Android or iOS device! 12-month warranty and professional after-sale service within 24 hours every working day.

Color:Blue

TWO 1350mAH batteries Included,one is in camera, the other is in package.

No charger in package, generally the battery can be charged in camera with your own USB wall charger 5V/1A output. If you need extra battery charger or batteries, please go to ASIN:B01JLX21MQ.

Specification:
Back Screen: 2 inch TFT LCD
Photos Format: JPEG
Video Format: MP4, H.264
Photos Resolution: VGA (6408×480), 3M (2048×15360), 5M (2592×1944), 8M (3264×2448), 10M (3648×2736), 12M (4032×3024), 16M(4608×3456), 20M(5120×3840)
Video Resolution: 4K(2880*2160)/24fps, 2K(2560*1440)/30fps, 1080P (1920×1080)/ 60fps, 1080P (1920×1080)/ 30fps, 720P (1280×720)/120fps, 720P (1280×720)/60fps, 720P (1280×720)/30fps
98 feet underwater (with waterproof case)
Lens Angle: 170 Degrees
WIFI Remote Transmission Range: 49ft/15M in open air
Battery Type: 1350mAh Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Battery Working Time: general 90+ minutes in 1080P/30fps (Note: Not turn on Gyroscope and WIFI function)
Charging Time: About 3 Hours
USB Interfaces: USB 2.0
AC Adaptor Spec: DC 5V /1A
Memory Type: Support Branded Micro SD Card, Up to 128GB(Note:Please format it on action camera only before use.)
Frequency: 50/60Hz
Exposure: -2.0, -1.7, -1.3, -1.0, -0.7, -0.3, 0, +0.3, +0.7, +1.0, +1.3, +1.7, +2.0
Auto Power: OFF, 1min, 3min, 5min, 10min
Time Lapse: Off, 0.1s, 0.2s, 0.5s, 1s, 5s
Loop recording: off, 3min, 5min, 10min
Gyroscope: Support
Night Scene: Yes
Slow Motion: Support
Self Timer: Single, 2S Timer, 5S Timer, 10s Timer
White balance: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent
Language: English/German/French/Spanish/Italian/Portuguese/Traditional Chinese/Simplified Chinese/Japanese/Russian/Polski/Korean
Ports: Micro USB,Micro SD card slot,Micro HDMI

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Adorama: Sony a9 Giveaway & Up to 70% Trade In Value for a9 !

May 23, 2017  |  Camera & Photo, News  |  Comments Off on Adorama: Sony a9 Giveaway & Up to 70% Trade In Value for a9 !

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Sony Alpha a9 is scheduled to be shipping on May 25th, this week, you can already pre-order this camera at Amazon/B&H Photo/Adorama/Wex/Jessops. Now for a limited time until May 25th, Adorama Camera offers Sony Alpha a9 giveaway, you just need to Pre-order the Sony a9 and one lucky customer will get a full refund of the purchase price !

And Adorama Camera also offers that you can trade in your used camera gears and get up to 70% credit towards the purchase of Sony Alpha a9 (Offer expires June 30th, 2017).

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Below are full pre-order links of Sony a9:

In USA:

In UK:

  • Sony Alpha a9 – Pre-order at Wex, Jessops
  • Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens – Pre-order at Wex, Jessops

Source: Adorama: Sony a9 Giveaway & Up to 70% Trade In Value for a9 !

Panasonic LUMIX GX85 4K Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Silver Camera + 12-32mm & 45-150mm Dual Lens Accessory Bundle

May 23, 2017  |  Camera & Photo  |  Comments Off on Panasonic LUMIX GX85 4K Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Silver Camera + 12-32mm & 45-150mm Dual Lens Accessory Bundle

Panasonic LUMIX GX85 4K Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Silver Camera + 12-32mm & 45-150mm Dual Lens Accessory Bundle
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Panasonic LUMIX GX85 4K Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Silver Camera + 12-32mm & 45-150mm Dual Lens Accessory Bundle

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  • PANASONIC AUTHORIZED DEALER – Includes Full PANASONIC USA WARRANTY


  • Panasonic LUMIX GX85 4K Mirrorless Camera (Silver) + 12-32mm & 45-150mm Dual Lens Accessory Kit


  • 5-axis In-Body Sensor Stabilizer – 16-Megapixel MFT Sensors – 4K Ultra HD Video – Built-in Wi-Fi


  • INCLUDED IN THE BOX: Panasonic LUMIX GX85 Camera – 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens – Rechargeable Battery – AC Adapter – USB Cable – Shoulder Strap – Lens Cap/Cover – Owner’s Manual


  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: LUMIX G VARIO 45-150mm H-FS45150 Lens – 64GB SDXC Memory Card – Hard Sided Carrying Case – Extra BLG10 Battery & Charger – 52mm Deluxe Filter Kit – 37mm/52mm Step Up Ring – 12″ Rubberized Spider Tripod – Corel PaintShop Pro X8 – Bounce Zoom Slave Flash – Micro HDMI to HDMI Cable – Lens Cleaning Pen – Dust Removal System – 0.43x Wide Angle – 2.2x Telephoto Lens Converter – Microfiber Cloth – Memory Card Wallet – Card Reader – 3pc. Cleaning Kit – Mini Tripod – Screen Protectors

LUMIX GX85 4K Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera Kit, 12-32mm Lens, 16 Megapixels, Dual Image Stabilization, Electronic Viewfinder, WiFi – Silver Features 5-axis in-body sensor stabilizer works with LUMIX 2-axis optically stabilized lenses in video and still capture modes using class-leading Dual Image Stabilization. Eliminates the need for low-pass sensor filters while boosting fine detail resolving power by nearly 10% over existing 16-Megapixel MFT sensors. Shoot lighter and faster with the modern hybrid photography performance of a Mirrorless camera and nearly half the bulk of most DSLRs. Thumbwheel controls, integrated viewfinder and touch control enabled tilting LCD maximize control of the photographic experience. Capture spontaneous moments with 4K imaging performance in both 4K video and exclusive 4K PHOTO and Post Focus. Expand creative possibilities with 27 (and growing) interchangeable lens options. For today’s interchangeable lens camera enthusiasts – or anyone looking for a lighter, newer more intelligent alternative to bulky DSLRs – Panasonic LUMIX Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds system cameras deliver impressive, no-compromise performance. Nearly half the size of most DSLRs, the DMC-GX85 delivers impressive large sensor performance in the most compact camera system ever designed by Panasonic LUMIX. Thanks to the elimination of the low pass filter, its fine detail resolving power is boosted nearly 10% over previous 16-Megapixel sensors. Image stabilization is …

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Rumors: First Sigma FE Lens will be Sigma FE 35mm f/1.4 (or 1.2) AF Lens

May 22, 2017  |  Camera & Photo, News  |  Comments Off on Rumors: First Sigma FE Lens will be Sigma FE 35mm f/1.4 (or 1.2) AF Lens

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As rumored before, Sigma will announce their first full frame E-mount lens in 2017. According to recently rumors on SAR, first Sigma lens will be Sigma FE 35mm f/1.4 AF lens or Sigma FE 35mm f/1.2 AF lens.

In previous interview with Sigma CEO, CEO said that new Sigma FE lens will have all new optical design, and need two years to develop their first FE lens. That’s why we have seen any Sigma FE lens until now.

According to the source, this Sigma 35mm FE lens may much faster than we thought, and the size of Sigma FE 35mm lens will be between Zeiss FE 35mm f/1.4 lens and Zeiss FE 35mm f/2.8 lens.

Source also said the second Sigma FE lens will be a zoom lens.

via: SAR

Source: Rumors: First Sigma FE Lens will be Sigma FE 35mm f/1.4 (or 1.2) AF Lens

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Coming in September [CR2]

May 22, 2017  |  Camera & Photo, News  |  Comments Off on Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Coming in September [CR2]

We reported back in February that we’ll be seeing an EOS Rebel SL2 some time in 2017. We’re now being told to expect the camera to come in September of this year.

The new king of small DSLRs will apparently be slightly smaller and a bit lighter than the EOS Rebel SL1, which at the time of its launch was the smallest DSLR in the world.

We’re also told to expect a specifications list that is relatively similar to the Canon EOS 77D.

The next DSLR to be announced by Canon will be the EOS 6D Mark II some time in July.

More to come…


Source: Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Coming in September [CR2]