Step in to the magical world of photographer, designer, and artist extraordinaire – Kirsty Mitchell. Her ethereal photography is truly sublime… and she even makes or designs everything used in all of them!
FUJIFILM unveiled two new digital cameras yesterday at CES in Las Vegas – the X100S and the X20.
The X100Sis a high-speed successor to the X100 (with the same retro styling) featuring the world’s fastest AF of 0.08 seconds (as of its November 2012 research studies.) The newly-developed 16.3 million pixels APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor II, which increase resolution by approx. 25% and reduce noise by more than 30% (when compared with its predecessor), have the ability to capture high resolution images comparable to those taken on full-frame sensors. Thanks to the removal of the optical low pass filter and powerful processor, the FUJIFILM X100S will produce a clear image with minimal graininess even at a high ISO setting.
6.3 million pixels APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor
EXR Processor II
Hybrid Viewfinder (OVF / EVF)
FUJINON 23mm F2 lens
Intelligent Hybrid AF (with the world’s fastest AF speed of 0.08 sec.)
Start-up time of 0.5 sec.
Shutter time lag of 0.01 sec.
Shooting interval of 0.5 sec.
High-contrast and wide viewing-angle 2.8-inch Premium Clear LCD (460K dots)
Super Intelligent Flash
Burst shooting rate of up to 6.0 frames per second at full resolution (max. 31 frames)
Following in the footsteps of the highly acclaimed X10, FUJIFILM’s new X20 inherits its high-precision lens and refined design, while featuring substantially improved performance. With an X-Trans CMOS II sensor, EXR Processor II and newly-developed Advanced Optical Viewfinder, the X20 is packed full of Fujifilm’s latest technology. The X20 is available in both black and two-tone black and silver. The X20′s bright optical viewfinder features a newly-developed Digital Trans Panel. This displays the shutter speed, aperture, ISO, focusing area and other shooting information perfectly clearly, even in low-light conditions. What’s more, the X20′s Advanced Optical Viewfinder synchs with the zoom lens, so that users can accurately compose shots using the viewfinder even when the focal length is constantly changing.
Advanced Optical Viewfinder with a Digital Trans Panel
12 million pixels 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor
Intelligent Hybrid AF in 0.06 seconds
Improved EXR Processor II
High quality fast F2.0-2.8 lens
4x FUJINON manual barrel zoom lens
2.8-inch High Contrast LCD monitor (460K dots)
Pop-up Super Intelligent Flash
Fast start-up time of 0.5 seconds, shutter time lag of 0.01 seconds
Super Macro mode (1cm)
8 Advanced Filters, including ‘Pop Color’ for boosting saturation and ‘Toy Camera’ for a retro look
Q button for frequently used menu items
Function (Fn) button
GUI showing the focal distance, aperture value and shutter speed in sync with the zoom ring or command dial rotation.
ADVANCED SR AUTO mode with 64 shooting patterns
Full HD movie (60fps)
Manual focus during movie recording
Output for Stereo Microphone (sold separately)
Focus Peak Highlight function on the LCD screen
Available in all black or two-tone black and silver
4 types of shutter sounds — Lens Shutter, Focal Plane Shutter, Mirror Up and Silent Shutter.
Announced in November of last year, Nikon’s new consumer-level DSLR – the D5200 – is ready to hit the shelves at the end of this month.
With its DX-format CMOS sensor and effective pixel count of approximately 24.1-million pixels, extremely precise 39-point AF system, and a 2,016-pixel RGB sensor for superior basic performance makes the D5200 a full-scale entry-level camera.
The standard range of sensitivities covers a broad range of ISO 100 to ISO 6400, with support for additional expansion to equivalents up to ISO 25600 (Hi 2). And the Scene Recognition System, made possible with the same 2,016-pixel RGB sensor found in high-end Nikon cameras, more accurately analyzes scene brightness and color information, which is then reflected in autofocus, automatic-exposure, i-TTL balanced fill-flash, and auto white-balance control.
The D-Movie function supports recording of full-HD 1920 x 1080 60i/50i movies for sharp HD movies exhibiting excellent detail. The D5200 is also equipped with Special Effects mode that enables the application and adjustment of special effects with shooting. Combining a variety of effects with a vari-angle LCD monitor that enables shooting from a wide range of angles significantly broadens imaging expression possibilities with both still image and movie recording.
Sifting through more than 22,000 entries could not have been an easy task for the folks at National Geographic. But that’s exactly what they’ve done to give us the 2012 Photo Contest winners from from over 150 countries, with professional photographers and amateur photo enthusiasts across the globe participating. Photos were submitted in three categories (eople, places and nature) and were judged on creativity and photographic quality by a panel of experts comprised of natural history photographer Christian Ziegler and documentary photographers Gerd Ludwig and Debbie Fleming Caffery.
Grand prize winner, Ashley Vincent, was awarded $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar this month. And her submission speaks volumes as to why she was chosen from such a huge entry pool.
Ashley Vincent’s Winning Submission (Grand-Prize and Nature)
Check out all the winning images, honorable mentions, and Viewers’ Choice winners!
A New Year’s Eve fireworks show called ‘The Grand Finale’ is set off on the edge of the Ottawa River bellow Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday Dec. 31, 2007, to mark the end of the 150th anniversary of Queen Victoria announcing Ottawa as Canada’s capital.
German blog, Whudat, has featured a fantastic photo series by Christophe Jacrot, titled New York in Black. And with talk of the apocalypse that never was on December 21, 2012, this photoshoot beautifully showcases what New York City would have looked like had people disappeared from the metropolitan area.
Exposure: the Calgary Banff Canmore Photography Festival is an annual event dedicated to the exhibition and promotion of photographic arts, taking place each year during the month of February. And it’s second annual fundraising event, f100, is shaping up to be even more exciting than last year’s!
All proceeds from the evening go to growing Exposure into an even bigger, more diverse photographic event!
VIP tickets get you in early for a VIP reception at 7pm and a blind draw for an original print from a treasure trove of photographs donated by photographers from across Canada. Mix and mingle. Enjoy your complimentary drink with friends.
Also, General Admission Event Tickets will be available to those interested in coming out for an evening of entertainment, prizes, unique silent auction items and more!
What: f100 – a Fundraiser for Exposure 2013 Where: Lougheed House | 707 13 Ave SW When: Friday, January 11, 2013 | 7 PM (MST)
Erik Johansson is a full-time photographer and retoucher from Sweden who is based in Berlin, Germany. His work entails both personal and commissioned projects as well as the creation of the occasional street illusion. Check out this creative blog and see what he means when he says, “I don’t capture moments, I capture ideas.”