magnify
Home Archive for category "News"
formats

MindShift Gear’s Card-Agains Are Sleek Memory Card Wallets With an Adorable Name

Published on May 3, 2016 by in News
MindShift Gear Card-Again Memory Card Wallets

Keep track of your memory cards in this weather-proof wallet

MindShift Gear has some new weather-proof wallets to keep your memory cards safe and dry…

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
formats

2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras

Published on May 3, 2016 by in News

While most of new 1″ sensor enthusiast cameras have been on the shorter end of the focal length spectrum, there are now quite a few long zoom models, as well. Whether you want something pocketable or want to shoot for th…

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
formats

Mentor Series: Vietnam 2016

Published on May 3, 2016 by in News

The BEST OF photo gallery

We started off at the city’s vibrant vegetable and flower market, where Hanoi’s narrow streets and passed thru businesses and families cooking with makeshift sidewalk…

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
formats

Samyang Announces Two Autofocus Prime Lenses For Sony E-Mount: 14mm f/2.8 and 50mm f/1.4

Published on May 3, 2016 by in News

Gear

It’s the company’s first AF lenses in 40 years

Samyang has announced two autofocus lenses for Sony E-mount for the first time in 40 years.

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
formats

Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery

Published on May 3, 2016 by in News

Nikon’s flagship APS-C line got a long-awaited update in the D500. And as far as updates go, it’s an impressive one: its 20.9MP sensor, 10 fps continuous shooting, 153-point AF system and 4K video shooting make it something of a DX-format D…

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
formats

Sony posts significant imaging division income gains in 2015 financial year-end report

Published on May 2, 2016 by in News

There’s plenty of bad news going around the camera industry lately. Companies once flush with cash from compact camera sales are now struggling to keep sales even. But despite the downward trend on a lot of camera manufacturers’ books, Sony is coming through with some positive numbers. In its latest year-end financial report, the company boasts a 30.4 billion yen increase in operating income for its imaging products division, despite a 1.7% year-on-year decrease in sales.

It’s a familiar story – Sony attributes the gain in income to a more favorable mix of high-value products, no doubt including its full-frame mirrorless line and premium RX-series compacts. Cost-reduction measures are also cited as contributing to the income gains. And though the upward trend is no doubt good for Sony, those numbers aren’t quite as impressive as they seem at first glance. The imaging division’s 2014 figures were hit by significant restructuring charges, bringing down the bottom line by 7.3 billion yen by the end of the year.

Even taking into account last year’s mark-down, Sony has put up some very strong numbers for its imaging products in 2015’s financial year.

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
formats

Zero Zero’s Hover Drone Promises Simplicity, Portability

Published on May 2, 2016 by in News
Hover Drone

It folds up for easy travel and is designed to follow a single person

The Hover Drone from Zero Zero folds up and has no exposed blades…

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
formats

Fujifilm facilities resume some production following Kumamoto earthquakes

Published on May 2, 2016 by in News

Fujifilm is slowly but surely bringing a key subsidiary’s production facilities back online after earthquakes forced a shut down, and expects to be back at full production by the end of May. In a statement issued today, Fujifilm confirmed that trial operations began on April 23 at the facilities and were ultimately successful. Barring any further problems, the company anticipates being back at pre-earthquake production levels by the end of this month.

Fujifilm Kyusyu Co., Ltd operates the facilities that were impacted by the earthquakes that struck Japan’s Kumamoto prefecture on April 16. These facilities are responsible for manufacturing a key component of LCD panels. A few days after the event, the company announced that operations in the area would be stopped while assessments were performed. None of the facilities were found to be seriously damaged, but at the time the company said it hadn’t yet decided when operations would restart, and that it would hold a trial run on April 23 and 24.

Inspections of warehouse stock are still underway; as of April 19, Fujifilm says it has been shipping out products that pass inspections. ‘Fujifilm Kyusyu is doing its utmost to resume all operations,’ says the company; the rate at which it does so is determined in part by the number and intensity of aftershocks.

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
formats

Friendly Rebel: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D samples

Published on May 2, 2016 by in News

Canon’s latest entry-level Rebel DSLR does what all of its entry-level offerings do best: provide only the basic level of controls and features in a beginner-friendly and cost-conscious body. The Canon EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) continues the traditio…

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
formats

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Lens: Sample Image Gallery

Published on May 2, 2016 by in News
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens

See what we shot with Sigma’s 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN lens sample image gallery…

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn