January 6, 2017
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Surprise! Hasselblad Acquired By DJI !

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Luminous Landscape reports via trusted sources that Hasselblad got acquired By well-known chinese drone maker DJI ! We have yet no idea what DJI plans are but LL made an analogy that gives us some hope:

In all fairness, another Swedish iconic company – Volvo, is now owned by Chinese investors and  Volvo’s new models promise really well – if they sell. So there is hope. Or is this simply a brandname takeover?

Hasselbad always had a close to relation with Sony. And I also wonder if something will change here too…I guess the answer is no.

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January 6, 2017
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…

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Using Night vision lens for shooting portraits on Sony A7II

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January 5, 2017
Posted in deals

$600 off on reconditioned A7rII (with 1 year warranty)

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You save $600 on the reconditioned A7rII sold by BuyDig (Click here). It’s covered by a 1 year seller warranty too.

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The big savings (Up to $350 off and up to $500 free gift card) are ending soon at BHphoto (Click here to see the full list). A few selected deals:
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January 5, 2017
Posted in news

New Panasonic GH5 puts high pressure on the future A6700 and A7sIIII

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Panasonic announced the new GH5 camera (specs here). And in many areas it marks a new pinnacle in the “hybrid mirrorless” segment. It’s good to see Panasonic bringing such an advanced model as I hope Sony will soon answer with a new A7s mark III that can match or beat some of its features. And the A6700 coming in March should have some GH5 features too…just a joke…it’s not coming in March :)

First of all the GH5 has a dual card slot. And at least we have been told by our sources that the next generation A7s mark III will have such a dual card slot. But what Sony should give us too are some of the other Gh5 features like:

1) Very fast and reliable autofocusing (DFD tech)
2) 10 bit 4:2:2 internal recording (at 400Mbps)
3) proper Full Size Hdmi connection (not that stupid mini Hdmi). And USB-C!
4) Overall better button layout and menu structure
5) Unlimited recording time and no overheating
6) 3,680k-dot OLED LVF

Philip Bloom seems to agree with me that Sony has a lot to learn from the GH5:

Panasonic could be onto a winner here in the indie sector and maybe further. 10bit capture internally with no time limits? If it is good expect this to be used as extra cameras on big shoots. Roll on March! Over to you Sony, you better make that A7S III have specs to at least equal this! That is a big ask!

There are many other cool details you can learn from those two videos below:


Panasonic GH5 (Thoughts from a Sony Mirrorless Shooter)

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January 5, 2017
Posted in rumors

See that gigantic 17.875 inches wide Sony CLEDIS screen (might be a new way to display your photo)

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Image: Nicholas Stango/Gizmodo

Many PRO photographers use to make large prints of their photos when doing exhibitions. But this could change thanks to a new Sony CLEDIS technology displayed by Sony at CES this year. Gizmodo writes:

Each tile is just 17.875 inches wide, and stitched together, they could build you a wall of infinite size. The above display is 36 feet by 9 feet, at a resolution of 8K by 2K.

Of course this is just an expensive prototype yet. But in a couple of years this may be the tech used to show your pictures….

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