APPLE’S 2019 IPHONE MAY SPORT 3D CAMERAS MANUFACTURED BY SONY: REPORT

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Jan 052019
 

Apple is reportedly collaborating with Sony to deploy 3D cameras in its next-generation iPhone, also rumoured to be called the iPhone XI.

First reported by Bloomberg, Apple will apparently be using Sony’s long-range 3D Camera based on Time of Flight (ToF) technologyThis technology, which uses invisible laser pulses to measures the time before they bounce back to build detailed 3D models of objects, has the potential to transform photography, security, and gaming in the 2019 iPhones.

Image: Reuters

Further, these long-range 3D camera sensors by Sony will apparently also help in mapping rooms and objects for AR and VR experiences. Currently, Apple uses a TrueDepth sensor, which is a short-range 3D technology. However, Sony’s technology could really change the game for the 2019 iPhone users.

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Panasonic hints at a future entry-level full-frame camera, by Phil Hall

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Jan 042019
 

We know Panasonic is launching its professional-focused Lumix S1 and S1R full-frame cameras this year, but it looks like we could see a more affordable entry-level model as well.

In a wide-ranging interview with DPReview.com, the President of Panasonic’s Imaging Network Business Division, Yosuke Yamane, was questioned on whether the new full-frame S series will grow to include entry-level products.

Yamane responded that “the first generation will be specialized for professionals, but in the future, of course we’re also aiming to attract entry-level users”.

It appears, though, that for now the priority is to appeal to professionals, with Yamane stating that “our image to professional users is very important. That’s why we’re attacking this segment [initially]”.

Yamane also discussed aspects of the philosophy behind Panasonic’s first full-frame mirrorless cameras, from why the company chose to enter the sector to its decisions regarding the size of its cameras. 

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The best free Photoshop plugins for photographers: 52 to choose from!

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Dec 282018
 

Useful and creative plugins to add to your Photoshop toolbox

Adobe Photoshop is still the go-to piece of software for artworkers and photographers looking to improve and edit their images. 

However, while its suite of functions is impressive, there are some things you can’t do with the native software alone. Or, if you can, there might be certain ways you’d like to use those tools which it doesn’t accommodate very easily.

Thankfully, there is a great variety of plugins you can add on to Photoshop out there, to increase the range of functions available to you as you work on your images. While some of these are paid-for, there’s still an impressive selection of plugins you can get for absolutely free.

We’ve assembled this list of the 52 best free Photoshop plugins for photographers that we’ve found, so hopefully you’ll find something to suit your needs in here.

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These Most Stunning Wildlife Photos of 2018 Will Make You Feel Many Things, by Hilary Brueck

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Dec 282018
 
(© Sergey Gorshkov – Highly commended, Animals in Their Environment)

Marsel van Oosten slipped and stumbled over logs, struggling to lug his camera gear through the verdant mountain forests of China.

Undeterred, he pressed on, finally capturing a stunning photo of a pair of golden snub-nosed monkeys, an eye-catching shot that would win him £10,000.

Breathtaking photos of the natural world can bring attention to endangered species, highlight important environmental issues, or simply fascinate us as they reveal the world’s bizarre and beautiful creatures.

Each year, the Natural History Museum in London crowns one lucky camera-holder Wildlife Photographer of the Year. The 2018 prize brings van Oosten international recognition, along with the pile of cash. (Judges also award a Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year who’s under the age of 18.)

Other images that made the list of winners and finalists this year depict a mother gorilla mourning her dead babe, owls that found refuge in a rusty urban spot, and a Caribbean flamingo behind the steering wheel of a car.

Take a look at these stunning photos of the world’s most fantastic beasts from the 2018 contest.

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Our new camera predictions for 2019, by Matt Golowczynski

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Dec 282018
 

2018 was a far busier year for the photography industry than many anticipated, with some expected releases finally surfacing and some unexpected announcements (looking at you, L-mount alliance) alongside. So what do we reckon 2019 will throw our way?

Some manufactures have been open about their intentions for their systems, and so we already know of a handful of cameras and lenses that should be confirmed. But what else might we see? We’ve pooled together what we know for sure with our predictions for the next twelve months.

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OBJECT OF DESIRE: CAMRANGER MINI, by Greg Scoblete

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Dec 282018
 

Connect the CamRanger mini via USB to your Canon or Nikon DSLR and you can unlock a bevy of remote control options on your mobile device using the CamRanger’s ad-hoc Wi-Fi network. As the name suggests, the mini is a downsized version of the original CamRanger, but you’ll find more than just less size. The mini has a longer Wi-Fi range, faster speed and is less expensive than the original.

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Kessler Lamprey – 200lbs. Universal Suction Mount

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Dec 032018
 

Kessler has announced a new 200lbs force rated suction mount. The Kessler Lamprey is a 8” suction cup with cheeseplate top, offering a variety of mounting options for camera, lighting and grip accessories.

Suction mounts in filmmaking are generally pigeon holed into car rigging, however Kessler quote that the Lamprey is suitable for “any non-porous surface” such as windows, table tops and (of course) car body panels.

The 8” suction mount has a built in pump and is rated for 200lbs.

On top, things are kept fairly universal, a cheeseplate array of 1/4-20 & 3/8-16 threads and holes means you can use the Kessler Lamprey in a variety of configurations.

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