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While the L Mount Alliance was the headline news from Leica at this year’s Photokina, it continued a very busy year with a number of new product announcements, including the S3 medium format D-SLR.
Ahead of first The Portrait Conference to be held at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney, starting on 13 October, the nine winners of The Portrait Competition have been announced and collectively have scooped up $60,000 worth of prizes.
Fujifilm once again drew applause at its Photokina press conference, something that doesn't happen all that often with a room full of cynical journalists. In fact, it happened four times as the company announced key additions to its GFX system.
Heralded as the fourth-generation X mount mirrorless camera, Fujifilm’s X-T3 steps up to an all-new 'X-Trans' sensor and significantly expanded video capabilities, matching those of Panasonic’s class-leading Lumix GH5/5S.
After we’ve waited for at least a couple of years for Canon and Nikon to come up with full-35mm format mirrorless camera systems, both have launched within two weeks… Nikon was first with its Z series and now Canon has unleashed its EOS R system.
Tamron is continuing its ‘Generation 2’ upgrade program for its high-performance SP series lenses with a new version of its popular 15-30mm f2.8 ultra-wide zoom for Canon and Nikon full-35mm format D-SLRs.
Phase One has launched its next generation of medium format digital capture backs which are designated IQ4 and include two models with a massive 150 megapixels resolution. Phase One is also introducing the concept of the ‘Infinity Platform’.
The wait is over as Nikon pulls the wraps off its new full-35mm format mirrorless camera system. As earlier rumours suggested, it’s based around an all-new lens mount called the Z Mount and the first two camera bodies are designated Z 7 and Z 6.
Owners of Nikon D-SLRs could be forgiven for thinking they’ve been a bit neglected by lens-maker Samyang of late, but the good news is that it has just released its first autofocus lens for full-35mm format Nikon D-SLRs.
Digital storage experts Seagate and camera drone manufacturer DJI have collaborated to develop the LaCie DJI Copilot which is designed to allow the easier management and back-up of image files and video clips while flying on location.
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