The rumor states that the Powershot SX60 will have a 100x zoom (and not a 60x zoom as I was told from one of my sources), and that the camera could be announced soon, possibly before summer. This candidate announcement date was told to me too. The 100x zoom is said to cover a whooping 20-2000mm range. In the past a Canon patent for a 100x zoom was spotted. Never the less, I think the rumor about a 100x zoom is non-sense.
The folks at Swiss site Lauschsicht shot a series of 6 films for a new branding platform for Swiss Airlines. They produced over 10 TB of footage using various cameras including the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (price & specs). The video above is a very good example of how useful the Magic Lantern can be for large commercial projects (and for all those who want to exploit ML’s potential).
On Vimeo, Lauschsicht describes the video as a film about attention to detail. The video was
shot on location using two 5D MKIII with Magic Lantern (1080p25 RAW). Camera movement was done with a BeSteady one and a Rhino Slider. We lit the scenes with remote phosphor lights (Area 48 LED). The film was edited in Premiere Pro and then carefully graded in Resolve.
[via ML Facebook page]
The Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT (price & specs)
One key element in flash photography is learning how to manage mixed or unbalanced lighting. In other words, correcting the balance between the color temperature of the light emitting from the Speedlite and with the background.
Introducing the Compact Zoom CZ.2 15-30/T2.9 and ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic MA 135/T1.9
OBERKOCHEN/Germany, THORNWOOD/USA , 27/03/2014.
At NAB Show 2014 in Las Vegas (April 7-10), ZEISS will be showing its entire portfolio of lenses at booth C9042. Everything from SLR lenses, such as the high-end Otus 1.4/55, to the Compact Prime CP.2 and Compact Zoom CZ.2, to the ARRI/ZEISS Ultra Prime, ARRI/ZEISS Master Prime and ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lenses will be on display. The booth will also have the 3D-multimedia video glasses ZEISS cinemizer OLED, which functions as an electronic viewfinder for video cameras.
A highlight will be the first-ever unveiling in North America of both the ZEISS Compact Zoom CZ.2 15-30/T2.9 and the ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic MA 135/T1.9, the seventh focal length that now completes the successful Master Anamorphic family. The MA 135/T1.9 now completes the successful Master Anamorphic family jointly developed by ARRI and ZEISS and exclusively distributed by ARRI. ZEISS looks forward to presenting the new focal lengths of these two cine lens families to visitors to the NAB show. In addition, alongside other ZEISS lenses, the new products can be tried on the latest cameras at the ZEISS booth. Visitors will also be able to experience the cinemizer OLED. For the ambitious cinematographer, the cinemizer OLED also opens up fascinating shooting possibilities when connected to camera drones.
ZEISS is bringing two experienced DOPs to the NAB show to serve as application specialists: August Bradley from the US and Den Lennie from the UK. Lennie’s film “Escape”, captured with the ZEISS Compact Zoom and ARRI/ZEISS Ultra Prime and ARRI/ZEISS Master Prime lenses, premiered at the ZEISS Cine Lens Day 2013. Visitors are welcome to pose their questions and share their experiences with them, whether those experiences concern ZEISS lenses, the photography business in general, or how to gain a foothold in the film industry.
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