O idee misto, despre care, Matt Burns, spune:

Every photo you take with your digital camera contains hidden information about both the image and the camera such as the make, model and date. This information, called exif data, can also include a unique serial number which identifies your camera. stolencamerafinder crawls the internet searching for photos, collecting the serial numbers of the cameras that took them. When you use the drag & drop feature, stolencamerafinder reads the unique serial number from the exif data of your photo and uses it to match against serial numbers it has stored.

Asta, cu siguranta functioneaza, pana in momentul in care cel care urca pe internet fotografia facuta cu camera instrainata (sau urca in alta parte o fotografie furata) va trece fotografia prin un soft de editare iar serial number-ul camerei va disparea din exif…

Pentru ca pe multi ii streseaza ideea ca entry level DSLR-urile sunt fragile, iar carcasele de plastic… nu sunt la fel de rezistente ca cele din aliaj de magneziu… cineva a avut timp sa testeze cat de rezistente sunt DSLR-urile “de incepatori”. Dureaza cam mult filmuletul – “do not try this at home” dar rezultatele sunt WOW. :)) MWHAHAHA!

People always question how tough the more basic level DSLRs are and treat them like delicate objects. But are they really tough enough to take the abuse that one might give it during daily life? Does a magnesium alloy body mean everything when it comes to “tough bodies”? We take these two DSLRs and put them through some extreme tests that you might possibly be able to relate to during your daily lives. Watch the video to see if they survive these rigorous tests.
*As it turned out, the budget of this video was limited, so a 400D was used and Kai’s own Nikon D70. (*.digitalrev.com)

Twenty-four years after the first Electro Focus (EF) lens launched, Canon announced that it had reached a milestone by producing the 60 millionth lens in the series. This landmark was achieved on 11th January 2011 during the production of an EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM (pictured), thirteen months after the production of the company’s 50 millionth EF lens.

A trecut un an si un pic de la ultimul milestone anuntat de ei, atunci cand au anuntat ca au produs doar 50 de milioane de obiective ef…

… doar imi doresc sa le scada pretul :))

A crescut page rank-ul la photowalk.ro :))

Ciudat este ca am lasat sa se puna praful pe el, cred ca mai mult din lipsa de interes si gugal da semne ca ar mai trebui sa fac cate ceva cu photowalk-ul asta, ca doar nu am dat banii degeaba pe domeniu…

Blana!

Am gasit un site dragut unde ne povestesc cum sa ne facem noi singurei obiective Tilt-Shift. DIY la el acasa, eu o sa incerc 😀 ca nu pare foarte greu iar materialele folosite nu-s asa de greu de gasit.

Uite si un filmulet facut cu un obiectiv “tunat”.

Au facut-o si pe asta, dar nu avem noi obiective/body-uri asa de mari :).

August 31, 2010 – Canon Inc. announced today that it has successfully developed the world’s largest*1 CMOS image sensor, with a chip size measuring 202 x 205 mm. The sensor is capable of capturing images in one one-hundredth the amount of light required by a professional-model digital SLR camera due to its expanded size enabling greater light-gathering capabilities. Potential applications for the new high-sensitivity CMOS sensor include the video recording of stars in the night sky and nocturnal animal behavior.

At 202 x 205 mm, the newly developed CMOS sensor is among the largest chips that can be produced from a 12-inch (300 mm) wafer, and is approximately 40 times the size of Canon’s largest commercial CMOS sensor.

Comunicatul de presa aici.

Carl Zeiss a anuntat Distagon T* 1,4/35, un obiectiv la un pret recomandat de 1390E fara TVA. Va sosi pe piata la inceputul lui 2011.

In comunicatul de presa cu acest obiectiv spun ca Distagon T* 1,4/35 va completa prime-urile de 1.4 – Planar T*1,4/50 si T*1,4/85. Ne promit un obiectiv sharp cu niste calitati optice exceptionale la care subliniaza “special bokeh effects” si “bright light sources without artifacts”.

Pretul la care il vom putea cumpara ar fi de 3 ori mai mare decat cel pentru Sigma EX 30mm/f1.4 (de exemplu), dar nu cred ca performantele obiectivului vor fi de 3 ori mai mari, punand in balanta si lipsa autofocus-ului. Au promis monturi Canon si Nikon pana acum…

Focal length: 35 mm
Aperture range: f/1.4 – f/16
Number of elements/groups: 11/9
Focusing range: 0.3 m – infinity
Angular field**
(diag./horiz./vert.): 63/54/37 °
Coverage at close range: 18 x 12 cm (close-up)
Image ratio at close range: 1:5 (close-up)
Filter thread: M 72 x 0.75
Weight: 830-850g
Length with caps: 120-122mm

60 de zile cand este recomandat sa locuiesti in state 🙂 din simplul motiv ca Tamron sarbatoreste 60 de ani…
Daca te inscrii la ei pe site poti castiga unu din cele 60 de premii:
– SP 70-300mm Di VC USD Zoom Lens. Approximate retail value (“ARV”): $449.
– 18-250mm Di II All-In-One Zoom Lens. ARV: $499.
– Limited Edition 60th Anniversary T-Shirt (sizes L, XL and XXL only). ARV: $15.
– $60 off any Tamron lens purchased at an authorized Tamron dealer by 12/31/10. ARV: $60.
– 1-year subscription to the winner’s choice of: Digital Photo, Outdoor Photographer, Pop Photo or Shutterbug. ARV: $24.

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Aproape 1kg de tele la aproape 2000E! Tabela de specificatii o gasiti aici

London, UK, 26th August 2010 – Canon today announces the latest addition to its renowned L-series of professional lenses, the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, designed to answer growing demand for a high performance zoom lens which offers outstanding mobility and versatility. The EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM offers a 4.3x telephoto zoom range of 70-300mm, with a variable aperture of f/4-5.6. The compact (143mm) design also features the build quality that photographers have come to expect from Canon’s acclaimed L-series lenses. With its impressive focal range and travel-friendly size, the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM is ideally suited to professionals and advanced amateur photographers wishing to capture portraits, nature and action shots in superb detail.

Pe langa acesta mai sunt 2 tele-uri fixe lansate de Canon – EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM si EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM (7500 si respectiv 9000E) si au mai anuntat ca mai au la strung EF 500mm F/4L IS II USM si EF 600mm F/4L IS II USM pe care le vor expune la Photokina 2010.

Scump!

Comunicatul de presa.