Posts in Category: Industry News

NEWS FLASH!

“This Godox V860 flash is unfreaking believable”
Gary Goldberg Vistek Product Manager

We’ve rarely seen Gary get this excited about a product. Gary’s your typical calm, collected product manager. He’s seen it all. But put one of these Godox flashes in his hand, and pow! Gary transforms into some maniacal ultra-hype pitch master. Check it out! Oh, and you’re going to be impressed with the Godox flash, too.

 

The Light Shaper slips into T.O.

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World-renowned photographer, Andrea Belluso, will hold a lighting seminar at Vistek Toronto, November 25, 2014. Because of his close relationship with Profoto and his unique lighting styles, Andrea has picked up the well-deserved moniker “The Light Shaper”.

This is your chance to see this Master in Lighting in action. You’ll learn a lot in this FREE seminar, while observing Andrea photograph a model in Vistek’s 3rd floor lighting area. While shooting, he’ll talk about the different Profoto lighting tools he uses to create different lighting moods.

As if you needed another reason to attend this seminar, Vistek is offering great deals on Profoto lighting equipment. Plus 50% off Profoto rental gear for attendees.

Space is limited. So you better reserve your seat today.

Learn more and sign up HERE
You can also learn more about Andrea and see all his Profoto Videos HERE.

Olympus Open House: See the new 40-150 f/2.8 PRO lens

Olympus Introduces  a new Professional-grade telephoto zoom with fast constant aperture.

M.Zuiko Digital 40-150 f/2.8 PRO

On Friday November 14 Olympus will be providing a rare opportunity to see this lens in person at our Toronto and Mississauga location. There’s maybe a handful of these lenses in Canada. Here’s your chance to see one up close. The new 40-150mmf/2.8 is big news because it provides Micro Four Thirds users with a compact, yet durable and sharp telephoto zoom lens. It has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 80-300mm for covering a wide range of telephoto lengths.

Toronto: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Register here (FREE)

Mississauga: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Register here (FREE)

 

The new M.ZUIKO 40-150mm f2.8 PRO is a compact, full-featured zoom that sports premium metal construction and professional-quality lens elements. It’s light in weight and fully sealed for weather protection, delivers super-sharp edge-to-edge image quality, and boasts the world’s first Dual VCM autofocus mechanism. 

http://youtu.be/sj4gDABcgio

PHOTO EXPEDITION AT THE EDGE OF THE EARTH

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“Fogo Island Inn sits on an island, off an island, off of one of the four corners of the earth. Every one of the 29 one-of-a-kind guest suites has dramatic floor to ceiling windows that open onto the wildest and most powerful ocean on the planet, located less than 100 feet from your organic natural-fibre bed.”

Be honest, you were sold on it before you finished reading the first sentence. I know I was.

But, alas, it’s not to be. But for 12 lucky souls, “The Edge & Beyond” will be a trip of a lifetime. If you love the outdoors, and love the idea of capturing landscapes in a remote and unspoiled part of the world, and don’t wish to give up luxuries like world-class dining and accommodation, this could be your dream vacation.

Join internationally renowned National Geographic photographer Alex Fradkin on this 5-day photographic expedition to Fogo Island, Newfoundland. Check out the site at http://www.fogo-island-photo.com If you’re lucky, you can make it happen.

POV – they’re not just for fun & games anymore.

No question POV cameras – small as they are – have made a huge impact on all of our lives – particularly those working in broadcast and production. Without sacrificing image quality, these small rugged cameras have given the world a new point of view. We’re able to see things we’ve never been able to see before, as POV’s small size allows placement where no camera has gone before.

And here’s something else about POVs you’ve never seen before!

SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) proudly present a very special evening, solely dedicated to the study, learning and use of POV cameras.
Tuesday, November 11, 7 pm at the Rogers Communications Centre in Ryerson University, you’re invited to attend POV – A CLOSER LOOK.

He's dedicated, folks.

Vistek’s own Douglas Spotted Eagle will be on the podium, providing an expert overview of the POV production tools; information will include camera types, setups, codecs, live outputs for broadcast, post-production concerns and metadata to name a few. He’ll also share his findings in the “Ultimate POV Shootout” where earlier this year he custom-mounted 18 different models of POV cameras to his helmet in order to conduct what is unquestionably the most extensive POV testing to date.

Also on stage, Mike Johnson, Director of Engineering at Dome Productions, will be giving his point-of-view on specialty cameras and their contribution to live sports productions.

And Oliver Weedon – Engineer at Inspired Image – will be on hand to share his company’s experiences with regards to the “Hidden Camera”, and how it can offer a wide variety of unique shots without compromising the overall look.

Three experts. One fantastic presentation.  Or as Douglas would say,This is the place where you’ll get a new view on broadcast and production.”

Sponsored by Vistek. Note representatives from Vistek will be on hand with a sampling of POV cameras along with various mounting systems.