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Video: A look at the gear and tech used for crash test photography

The nonprofit U. S. organization Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) published a video that gives viewers a brief look behind-the-scenes at its vehicle crash test photography. During the five minute video, which was published in 2015, IIHS VP of Media Operations and Production Pini Kalnite walks viewers through how the organization produces its high-quality crash footage and images, including everything from its custom-built lighting array to its high-speed cameras. dpreview.com

2019-2-1 22:37

Photo chemistry manufacturer and supplier Tetenal Europe faces closure

Photo chemistry manufacturer and supplier Tetenal Europe GmbH is reportedly set to close up shop after a prolonged search for new investors failed to secure its future. Under voluntary insolvency protection since last October, the German-based firm is set to complete its current production run and close its doors at the end of the financial year on April 1st, according to a report on the German imaging + foto contact website. dpreview.com

2019-1-30 01:57

Irix confirms its lenses are 'fully compatible' with Canon's EOS R camera

Swiss lens manufacturer Irix has announced its lens lineup is completely compatible with Canon EOS R cameras when attached using Canon's EF to EOS R adapter. In an announcement post on its website, Irix says 'it is possible to control the aperture from the camera' and notes that all metadata is transferred properly from the lens to the camera including focusing distance and other exposure details. dpreview.com

2019-1-1 18:47

Sony removes a7/R III firmware version 2.0 from its website, says it's 'working on the issue'

Two months after releasing firmware version 2. 0 for its a7 III (Windows, MacOS) and a7R III (Windows, MacOS) mirrorless cameras, Sony has removed the firmware update from its website. At the top of the download pages for Sony's a7 III and a7R III firmware, an update read: IMPORTANT: We apologize for the inconvenience, but the release of this software update has been delayed. dpreview.com

2018-12-9 23:36

Video: Shooting a portrait on a 20x24 instant(ish) camera in Vienna

Marco Krenn of YouTube channel Analog Things has shared a video showcasing a 20x24 Wisner camera, including the process of capturing and developing a photo with it. The camera, which is located at Supersense in Vienna, Austria, is presented in great detail throughout the ten minute video, with Krenn taking a look at the ground glass and paper holder, as well as the lens, inside the bellows, and the final portrait. dpreview.com

2018-11-8 22:25

DJI updates geofencing system to better protect airspace around airports

DJI has announced Geospatial Environment Online Version 2. 0 (GEO 2. 0), a geofencing update for its drones that improves their ability to avoid restricted airspace near airports. The improvements are "based on a more finely-tuned evaluation of risks associated with aircraft approaching and departing different types of airports," according to Brendan Schulman, DJI VP of Policy & Legal Affairs. dpreview.com

2018-10-25 19:33

Sigma 105mm F/1.4 FE review by Marc Alhadeff: outstanding optics for portrait and well deserve its nickname of Bokeh Master

Sigma 105mm f/1. 4 for $1,599 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama. Marc Alhadeff tested the new Sigma 105mm F/1. 4 FE lens. His conclusion: – The Sigma 105mm F1. 4 DG HSM Art (1500 euros) is an outstanding optics for portrait and well deserve its nickname of Bokeh Master Background blur is exceptional with superb 3D effects […] The post Sigma 105mm F/1. sonyalpharumors.com

2018-10-23 12:54

First Impressions: Ricoh GR III (Street Photographers, Pay Attention)

The Ricoh GR III is a camera that street photographers have been waiting for for a really long time; but depending on who you are you perhaps wanted different things. Its predecessor, the Ricoh GR II, still proves to be popular amongst the street photography community for its small size, great image quality, leaf shutter lens, and overall low profile looks. thephoblographer.com

2018-10-5 07:00

CatLABS of JP ceases efforts to keep Packfilm alive after two years of trying

Two-and-a-half years after it announced plans to keep Packfilm alive, CatLABS of JP has announced it's no longer continuing its efforts. Typically known for its impressive collection of analogue photography products, CatLABS of JP announced in March 2016 that it had plans to revitalize Packfilm an endeavor further expedited by Fujifilm's discontinuation of its Packfilm offerings. dpreview.com

2018-9-19 18:39