Nikon launches D850 Filmmaker’s Kit in US

Nikon has announced a new D850 Filmmaker’s Kit, price tag $5,496.95, which includes the camera body, three lenses, microphones and more.

The Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s Kit appears to be – at this stage – launched solely for the US market and offers around $8,000 in savings if you were to buy the items separately.

The Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s Kit includes:

  • Nikon D850 DSLR (with supplied accessories)
  • AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED lens
  • AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G lens
  • AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED lens
  • Extra EN-EL15A battery
  • ME-1 Stereo Microphone
  • ME-W1 Wireless Microphone
  • Atomos Ninja Flame External Recorder (with supplied accessories)
  • Custom foam inserts (can be used in hard case for transporting, hard case sold separately)

Nikon says the Kit will go on sale at the end of March 2018.

Via DPReview

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Samsung Is Gunning For Sony’s Top Spot In The Imaging Sensor Business

It’s been years now since Samsung released a dedicated camera, despite their NX1 still holding up quite well even by today’s standards in many ways. So you would not be out of line for assuming that Samsung’s gaze had moved away from imaging and imaging sensors – but you would be mistaken.

Guangzhou From Above: Spectacular Drone Photography by Alex Penfornis

Stunning aerial photos by Alex Penfornis, creative young photographer, retoucher, drone pilot and instagram star currently based in Paris, France. Alex has long had an obsession with China and drone photography. He recently visited Guangzhou and Shanghai, to capture stunning urban, architecture and aerial shots of gorgeous China’s sport courts. Penfornis formerly worked as an architect for over 10 years. Thorn between both worlds Alex later decided to pursue his passion for photography. His architectural influences are present throughout his work and his style is notably characterized by his dynamic use of perspectives and colouring.

Alex Penfornis has over 120,000 followers on instagram.

More info: instagram / website

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Adobe reports record revenue yet again

Adobe has reported record quarterly revenue yet again, posting $2.08 billion in earnings in the first quarter of 2018.

Of that $2.08 billion, some $1.23 billion came from its subscription Creative Cloud service.

“Adobe’s outstanding growth is driven by enabling our customers to be more creative, work smarter and transform their businesses through our relentless focus on delivering innovation and intelligence across our solutions,” Shantanu Narayen, Adobe’s president and CEO, said in a statement.

Towards the end of last year Adobe announced record quarterly earnings for the third quarter of 2017 with revenue of $1.84 billion.

Overall, the software giant has posted a 64% increase in net income year on year.

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Conceptual and Fine Art Portrait Photography by Marek Wurfl

Impressive portraits by Marek Wurfl, multi-talented photographer, retoucher and artist currently based in Bratislava, Slovakia. Marek focuses on portraiture, she captures marvelous beauty and fine art portrait photography. Wurfl uses Canon 5D mark II camera with Canon 85 f1.8 lens, amazing skin tones and subtle colour variation. Her portraits are beautiful, genuinely thought this was a painting. Fantastic work, you can’t tell if its real or an oil painting.

More info: instagram / facebook / website

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How two photographers captured the same millisecond in time

On March 3rd, during a large East Coast winter storm, I headed to the ocean to capture some wave action. My travels eventually took me to Great Island Commons in New Castle, NH where Whaleback Lighthouse is prominently featured 0.8 miles offshore. I was hoping to capture big waves crashing around the lighthouse, and Mother Nature didn’t disappoint.

Great Island Common is a wide open park where people come to picnic during the summer and to watch the ocean during the winter. After arriving, I set up my tripod and my Canon 5D Mark IV with Sigma 150-600mm lens on a tripod and positioned myself just to the right of a tree in order to help reduce the pummeling Northerly winds. As many of you know, it’s a challenge keeping 600mm stable in high winds, even on a tripod.

I set the camera up and then waited until I saw a wave starting to hit the lighthouse. I then kept firing until the splash ended, not knowing ahead of time the action of the wave. Most shots never panned out, but about three of them over the course of about 45 minutes were pretty decent.

Once back at home, I culled through the images and choose one to edit and upload to Instagram, replacing an earlier upload that was done in haste while still in the parking lot.

When a local TV station shared the photo to their Facebook page (with permission) it started to receive a large amount of shares, comments, and likes; however, there was one comment that mentioned that I had stolen the image from another New England photographer, Eric Gendon. After letting the commenter know that it was indeed my image and that I possess the original RAW file, I headed over to the other photographers page and was blown away.

We had what looked like the exact same image, taken at the exact millisecond in time, from what looked like the same exact location and perspective.

Aside from choices made in Lightroom, the photos at first glance look virtually identical aside from water in front and some of the white caps being in different position. Even then, the white caps were identical in size and shape-and I know those things are easily moved using the clone stamp in Photoshop-so I was concerned that maybe MY image was stolen and altered a bit.

Initially, I only had access to his shared, low-resolution, image so I wasn’t able to make out some of the very fine details that ultimately helped to convince me that we both had originals. After overlaying and aligning the images in Photoshop I was blown away that the lighthouse and waves were carbon copies, almost to the pixel. As mentioned already, there were many differences in the foreground water and the white caps on the horizon, and it was these differences that held me back from claiming he stole my image.

It wasn’t until another local photographer started comparing my photo to a higher resolution version of Eric’s image that he noticed that the iron gating around the top of the lighthouse had slightly different spacing between the vertical bars compared to my image. This would indicate that the other photographer was likely standing just a little bit left of where I was standing.

Since the 60D uses an APS-C sensor he would have also likely been back a little further to compensate for the 1.6x “zoom” / crop of the sensor or using a shorter focal length to compensate. This would also explain the white caps being in different positions.

However, the fact that the lighthouse doesn’t really show any rotational changes-and the crashing wave is an exact match-makes this all the more remarkable that these were captured randomly from two different photographers.

The next morning, Eric woke up to a flood of messages from me as well as other photographers, and immediately contacted me to share his EXIF data, and to agree that it was astounding that we both captured the exact same image of water motion at the exact millisecond in time. What makes this even more amazing is that this wasn’t a planned event (aka. sporting event, shuttle launch, etc.).

I also didn’t know Eric-we each chose this location randomly, and we both shot with different cameras (60D and 5D Mark IV) with different size sensors.

The 60D has a burst mode of 5.3fps, the 5DMKIV is 7fps; we both used a 600mm focal length; our exposures and depth-of-field were almost the same as well (F8 aperture, ISO 400, 1/1600th shutter vs. F8, ISO 320, 1/1000th shutter); and, ultimately, we both selected the same photo from that day to promote. Come to find out we were only 28 meters away from each other. He was hunkered down under a picnic enclosure to help block some of the wind and I was up against a tree to help reduce the wind.

I did a Google search to see how often this happens and could only find one article from 2011 where two photographers filming a surf competition on Huntington Beach ended up catching a virtually identical image of a surfer and its wave action.

If you shoot water in burst mode you know how different each exposure is even when the difference in time is just 1/7th of a second between shots. And I have been leading night-sky photography workshops for five years and have had well over 200 photographers who are often aiming at the same subject, shooting with similar cameras and lenses, and capturing at the same moment in time, even doing continuous shooting for time lapse, and until now I have never seen two images that were so close as to be virtual clones of each other.

While this is a rare occurrence, I believe that with cameras getting faster and photographers taking more time to prepare for their shots, I have to imagine that these situations will happen more frequently. It happens every day with stationary or slow motion objects (buildings, sun/moon rise) but almost never with water movement.

One commenter on my FB post mentioned how this mistake brings to light the importance that post-processing plays in making your images your own. Here we had two essentially identical images-one edited to preserve a more natural feel, while the other image was edited to enhance the drama and emotion of the scene.

Photographer Information

Ron Risman

Website: http://www.timelapseworkshops.com

Instagram: Timeographer

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Eric Gendron

Website: http://www.ericgendronphotography.com/

Instagram: ericgendronphotography

Facebook: ericgendronphotography


Ron Risman is a New England-based photographer, cinematographer, and time-lapse specialist with over 30 years of experience behind the camera. You can find more of his work on his website, Instagram, and Facebook page.

Six Photographers on the Devastating Effects of Climate Change

Photography is an extraordinary tool for documenting environmental disruption around the globe. These six photographers share what it’s like to capture images of the landscapes, wildlife, and people affected by a changing world.

In the last century, rising temperatures due to greenhouse gas emissions have caused melting ice, rising sea levels, the endangerment of wildlife, and the first wave of people displaced by climate change. If this trend continues, scientists predict the flooding of major cities, the loss of agriculture and other food resources, and a mass extinction for planet Earth. Despite pleas from experts since the 1980s, some world governments and portions of the public have continued to deny the dangers of a changing climate. But, photographers around the world are helping to change the dialogue.

It’s one thing to read the studies and statistics. It’s quite another to see photographs of real people, real animals, and real places affected by climate change. Leading publications, collectives, and individual photojournalists have led the charge in raising awareness and encouraging action. They’ve shared with us what’s at stake, and they’ve paved the way towards a better tomorrow. We asked six Shutterstock contributors to tell us about their experiences coming face-to-face with climate change.

1. “While climate change affects nearly every corner of the planet, very few places show the immediate consequences as much as the poles.”

Chase Dekker

Six Photographers on the Devastating Effects of Climate Change - Immediate Consequences

Image by Chase Dekker. Gear: Canon 5D Mark II camera, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens. Settings: Exposure 1/800 sec; f5.6; ISO 500.

What’s the story behind this photo?

Once we arrived at the edge of the sea ice, polar bears began to pop up all over the place. After only an hour, we had already spotted fourteen bears wandering across the ice floes in search of seals. It was incredible to see so many bears, but it was also a heavy reminder that with all the room of the Arctic to roam, all these large predators had to congregate within this small area due to the lack of ice. While climate change affects nearly every corner of the planet, very few places show the immediate consequences as much as the poles.