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Hasselblad 907X S.E. Celebrating 50 Years of Hasselblad on the Moon

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In the summer of 1969, Apollo 11 Astronaut Neil Armstrong, became the first human to step foot on the surface of another celestial body, documenting the historic event with a silver Hasselblad Data Camera (HDC). Now, to commemorate this historic achievement, Hasselblad has launched the stunning, limited edition, matte black 907X Special Edition camera body and CFV II 50C digital back featuring “On the Moon Since 1969” anniversary text. Hasselblad 907X Medium Format Camera Body The 907X (announced in June) is the smallest medium format camera body Hasselblad has ever produced weighing in at only 206g. The body (essentially frame…

DJI Ronin SC – A Compact, Super-light Gimbal for Mirrorless Cameras

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The first thing you’ll notice about the new Ronin-SC 3-axis gimbal stabilizer is its size, or, more precisely, the lack of it. The C in its name stands for “compact,” and it’s super-light, too, weighing in at just 1.1kg. But these aren’t limitations. These are its strengths, because this new gimbal is designed specifically for lightweight mirrorless cameras, and for many of today’s photographers, it’s the piece of gear they’ve been waiting for. The existing Ronin-S is perfectly capable of accommodating mirrorless models, too, but this new stabilizer is simply better proportioned for the task at hand. The new Ronin-SC…

Sony Introduces the a7R IV, the World’s First 61MP Full-frame Camera

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It’s not every day that Sony announces a new full-frame model; rarer still when it comes with a massive 61-megapixel sensor. In fact, it’s never been done before. Yes, get ready to welcome the world’s first, the a7R IV. The actual launch is still weeks away, but here’s what we know about the new a7R IV so far. Along with that powerful back-illuminated BSI-CMOS image sensor, it’s packed with other impressive features, too, including: 5-axis in-body image stabilization, a 567-point hybrid AF system with real-time eye, human and animal AF, plus the ability to shoot at 10 fps with continuous…

Sigma fp – A Full-Frame Camera That Fits in Your Pocket

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In move that seems to have taken everyone by surprise, Sigma has announced they have developed what they are calling the “world’s smallest and lightest ‘pocketable full-frame’ camera” for both still and video applications, the Sigma fp. In terms of normal full-frame camera standards, the Sigma fp is tiny, measuring 112.6×69.9×43.3mm (4.4×2.75×1.7inches) and weighing only 422g (0.9lbs) with the battery included. In comparison, Sony’s smallest full-frame camera measure It features a back illuminated 35mm full-frame Bayer sensor with 24.6 effective megapixels encased in a die-cast aluminium alloy body that is sealed on 42 points against dust and splashes. On the…

New Canon PowerShot Cameras – Meet the G7 X III and G5 X Mark II

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Canon has announced two new premium digital point-and-shoot cameras, the Canon PowerShot G7 X III and G5 X Mark II. Both cameras feature 20.1-megapixel 1-inch stacked CMOS sensors supported by Canon’s DIGIC 8 image processor and the ability to shoot at up to 20fps. They are also capable of capturing 4K/30p, Full HD 1080/60p (up to 120p), HDR and high frame rate footage with no crop and feature 180º up tilting (45º down) “selfie” screens that allow you to view yourself while shooting. Canon PowerShot G7 X III The successor to the popular G7 X II, the G7 X III…

Tamron 17-28mm Compact, Ultra Wide-Angle Lens

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Originally announced back in February, the Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens is a full-frame, compact, large aperture, ultra wide-angle zoom lens that Tamron is calling the smallest in its class. Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens Designed specifically for Sony E-Mount mirrorless cameras, the new lens features a filter diameter of 67mm, weighs only 420 g (14.8 oz) and measures 99mm (3.9 in) in length. The lens body features an internal zoom mechanism, is moisture-resistant and the lens face has a hydrophobic Fluorine Coating that repels fingerprints and dirt. The optical design is made up of 13…

Sony’s Playing the Long Game with Two New Super Telephoto Lenses

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In news that should excite both professional sports and wildlife photographers, Sony has added two new super telephoto lenses to their full-frame FE lens line-up, the FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS and the FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS. Sony SEL FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS E-Mount Lens The smaller of the two lenses, the FE 200-600mm measures 318mm (1ft) in length and weighs 2.1kg (4.9lbs) without the tripod foot attached. The lens is both dust and moisture resistant and features built-in (3-mode) optical stabilization, an internal zoom mechanism (which means it’s length remains the same even at full zoom), 11…

DJI RoboMaster S1 – Learn about robotics while battling your friends!

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Inspired by DJI’s annual RoboMaster robotics competition, the RoboMaster S1 is a user configurable, educational robot “battlebot” that aims to teach kids of all ages about robotics and programming and then apply that knowledge to duke it out with other DJI RoboMaster S1 owners in “Thunderdome” style and/or friendly robotic battles. The S1 provides users with an in-depth understanding of science, math, physics, programming, and more through captivating gameplay modes and intelligent features.Designed as an educational tool, the DJI RoboMaster S1 arrives completely disassembled requiring you to build it from the ground up using the 46 customizable components that make…

DJI Storm: Custom Aerial Cinematography Platform Powered by DJI Studio

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In a bit of a departure from DJI’s splashy launch events, news has been slowly trickling out about a new pro-level drone called the DJI Storm and an aerial cinematography service called DJI Studio. First noticed by DroneDJ, the Storm was officially announced (albeit quietly) at Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles a couple of weeks back and only now seems to be making the rounds on various photo/video news sites. Because DJI hasn’t really prompted (other than a YouTube video stealthily posted back in January) the Storm, or DJI Studio Service (there is no reference to either on DJI’s…

Profoto B10 Plus Strobe that Doubles the Power of the B10

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Last September, Profoto launched the insanely portable B10 250 AirTTL, a battery-powered strobe that allows you to bring studio level lighting to just about anywhere you need it. Now, less that a year later, Profoto has done it again, this time with the slightly larger and more powerful B10 Plus AirTTL. Externally, the Profoto B10 Plus is about 3 inches longer and just shy of a pound heavier than the original B10, but otherwise looks identical to it’s smaller sibling. In terms of features, both the B10 and B10 Plus offer 10-stops of range, AirTTL, HSS, Bluetooth, Continuous Light Mode with adjustable…

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