Oct 28

Voigtlander HELIAR 40mm F2.8 VM new lens

Voigtlander HELIAR 40mm F2.8 VM new lens has just started selling in Japan, the shop is still the reference price for 39,780 yen. Meanwhile, the product physical picture also appeared, we can do more for reference.

This lens looks not only volume, lightweight, and texture, the barrel looks very slim, I believe in the work area to meet our needs. And though its physical bayonet for Sonecha mouth, but in fact it can also be used on Sony’s full-frame micro-camera, specifically for FE bayonet.

Judging from the specific parameters, the lens uses three groups of five optical structure, 10 blade circular aperture, focus distance 0.5m, weight 132g, filter diameter 52mm.

Physical map from a product point of view, we believe that this lens inherits consistent advantage before Voigtlander lens characteristic. It enriches the current FE-mount lenses exist “selective difficult” problems. Meanwhile, the issue will also boost sales from Voigtlander lens on one side.

Oct 22

Show cultural charm, from the 19th century engraved lens experience

If you are a like carrying a digital SLR, a pile-up, walk in different countries and cities, humanistic photography enthusiasts to capture the scenery, then you should be under a shot from the 19th century. This is not a joke, because Lomography by creative film photography organization launched a Kickstarter to raise public event: the resurrection of those old lenses charismatic. The first works, that is, in 1840 launched the Petzval lens.

The original Petzval lens for quick portrait was born, and achieve a faster shutter speed through a large aperture to capture moments characters. And after digital, you can install it on a Canon or Nikon’s advanced SLR, get full of retro flavor of digital images.

Petzval lens look like antiques on the Titanic

Mankind is always full of feeling old objects, especially watches, these lenses can heritage products. There is no doubt that even engraved version, Petzval lens is still today looks wonderful: brass casting body, looks like an antique from the Titanic found, and with a slightly modern Nikon SLR weird, you may need to prepare at least a similar kind of retro styling Df SLR.

Of course, the camera is filming the biggest role. So why do you want to use in 1840 it shot in 2014? Petzval most unique feature is the wide caliber brings imaging background separation ability, unique blur sometimes caused the formation of a surreal effect, which is its unique charm.

Of course, when using such a classic shot, you will encounter some challenges customary. Such as the need to achieve a metal disc aperture size adjustment, so at any time with a few metal sheet is necessary. In addition, full manual operation is inevitable, but all veterans who are not stumped photography.

theverge photo editor, respectively, using a Nikon F80 film SLR cameras and Fuji X-T1 digital micro single test Petzval lens, of course, the latter need to connect the adapter ring. Relatively speaking, the combination of Petzval lens and digital camera more perfect, because no additional tools to calculate the correct exposure, because Fengyun lens itself does not send any information to the camera parameters. Of course, Petzval lens is a 35mm full frame, using cut pieces need to take into account the effects on non-full-frame single micro / SLR.

Petzval lens is subjective and full of charm

If you already have a full-frame digital SLR, must be quality suitors, then how Petzval lens effect?

Obviously, the lens can not be like 1840’s most advanced models that bring a very sharp image or a variety of compensation effect, especially when using a large aperture shooting. But its charm is also from there. You do not by objective scoring, performance comparison to measure it, because it is attractive now from its subjectivity.

Bokeh effects seem random and full of charm, sharp image quality may not be the ultimate, but often is fantastic, gorgeous, full of flavor, and perhaps this is the greatest charm of old lenses. And you can also get a small aperture by adjusting clearer picture, while achieving a shallow depth of field, which is obviously an operational challenge. Eventually, you’ll love everything this old lens.

Of course, recommend to the general user Petzval lens may be unrealistic. Although the price is not expensive, but the lack of features such as auto focus, high cost to get started. But clearly, it is a good lens to express emotions, full of the charm of the unknown rather than static, cold recording tool.

Oct 16

Continue to improve, the net transfer of new SLR Canon intends to develop 6D2

After overseas canonrumors.com website announced recently, Canon introduced the EOS 7D Mark II, may be adjusted for EOS 6D products, the introduction of newer models.

Reportedly, the website says: Currently the Canon EOS 6D DSLR for the current sales performance is not very satisfactory, may soon develop an updated version of the 6D series of products to meet market demand, its price should be in the EOS 5D and EOS 6D between Mark III, probably around $ 1,500.

In addition, they think: Although Canon has developed EOS 7D Mark II an excellent performance of this product, but it’s not a full frame sensor, it also needs another sub-line treatment.

Given the current price on a great range of between EOS 6D and EOS 5D Mark III, which is good enough to add a full-frame model configuration, there may be a very good sales.

Oct 13

Apple partners said: Applepay the official opening on the 18th

On October 12, the morning news, Apple paid (Pay) Apple launch partners – the us Walgreens pharmacy chain recently by an internal document that Apple Pay was officially opened on October 18. According to industry insiders speculated that Apple Pay will come with iOS 8.1 at the same time.

On September 9, when apple released payment released a large number of famous American retailers, including Disney, Nike, McDonald’s, macy’s department store, office supplies brand Staples and Walgreens. These retailers will be equipped with NFC payment devices, allows users to use apple’s two new phone and watch.

Apple can Pay by near field communication technology, fingerprint sensors and Touch ID can encrypt all data “security element”, this service will allow the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch users in online shopping or to the entity shop shopping when using these devices for payment directly.

So far is similar to Apple Pay mobile payment service is not really an opening in the consumer. So the industry is to wait and see the upcoming Apple Pay services, in order to see if this service can prompt consumers to the large-scale mobile payments.

May 07

Canon will launch 10 lens in 2014

Canon Japan headquarters, a spokesman for the President true RongTian ya also down recently said in an interview with Japanese economic news, Canon will spend 10 of lens new products this year, species reached in recent years, it is again for “in the Canon lens” in early response. Worrying is nearly half 2014 has in the past, but no matter in EF/SLR, EF EF – S – M free, or EF CINEMA product line we have not seen any new product.


Canon 2014 will launch 10 lens

CR recently received news that Canon will launch an EF – in this year S ultra wide-angle zoom lens and replace has 10 years of EF -s 10 to 22 mm f / 3.5 4.5 unsharp mask. Comprehensive now master data, we summarized a possible new product list:

The second generation of EF -s 10 to 22 mm f / 3.5 4.5 unsharp mask

24 mm STM EF – S

New EF 35 mm f / 1.4 L

TS – 45 mm f / 2.8 L E

50 mm f / 1.8 IS EF

New EF 85 mm f / 1.2 L

New great EF 100-400 – mm f / 4.5 5.6 L IS

TS – 135 – mm f / 2.8 E

New EF 400 mm f / 5.6 L IS

New EF 800 mm f / 5.6 L IS

Apr 01

HTC One will be upgraded to Senes 6

HTC has been designed for a new generation of flagship One M8 Sense launched 6 new user interface. However, HTC 2013 flagship product, -HTCOne can also be a free upgrade to Sense 6.

According to a leaked HTC blueprint today show, HTC One family ofproducts will be in June this year in July to upgrade to Sense 6. Can beupgraded models including HTC One, One Dual Sim, One Max and Onemini. In addition, HTC butterfly machine – Butterfly S can also be upgraded to Sense 6.

Attention is needed, the mobile phone has Android 4.4 operating systemwith Sense 5.5, so in June July update will only update the HTC custom software.

According to today’s leaked blueprint, HTC 2012 product and cannot be upgraded to Android 4.4 operating system with Sense 5.5. HTC is currentlyevaluating HTC One XL Android 4.4 operating system and the Sense 5.5 upgrade, even so, HTC One XL will not be upgraded to Sense 6.

In addition, according to the blueprint, HTC Desire 601 and 700 in April will be upgraded to Android 4.4 operating system with Sense 5.5.

Nov 18

With slow door record 13 beautiful dynamic photos of good places

Slow shutter photography allows you to record something happened over a period of time, can also issue the dynamic pictures, is a very good for photography players shoot subjects, but dynamic photos of the scene can be found there? There are 13 good advice!

1, the subway/the train

When a train passing vehicle dynamic to the waiting crowd move a static tend to be very good pictures, and train with the wind will strengthen the dynamic pictures.

2, the coast

Sea and the waves, and spray is also clap a dynamic one of the good things, cooperate with prospects and beautiful sky, became a draw photo! While walking on the beach crowd were about to also is very good, don’t forget them!

3, turn the child

Has children you have to play it like that! A moment of happiness can be preserved, but remember to rotate the way not to let it go!

4, amusement park,

5, bicycle

6, car

7, a large playground

8, dancing,

9, a bird

10 and orbital

Nov 09

SONY released a New camera – HDR-AS30V

In a bike through the mountains, stick on the board back empty… SONY’s “cool” camera with its unique perspective, the market has attracted many advocate coldplay, cool video enthusiasts. On September 21, 2013, SONY (China) co., LTD launched a new generation of “cool” HDR – AS30V with a camera. Wi-fi performance of continuation of the first generation of new products and new NFC 1 “TM” a touch function, cooperate with Live – View wrist belt type real-time monitor, convenient wireless control can be realized more play. The built-in GPS and the new PlayMemories Home software, not only can the fusion with more sense of science and technology of the moving locus, velocity and other information, but also to rotate, video “picture in picture” merger shows such as editing, make dynamic image more cool, cool, fun. In addition, the HDR – AS30V body thin, waterproof shell thin body is about 35%, it is more convenient to wear. New product with a SONY original Exmor R CMOS image sensor with Carl Zeiss ® Tessar ® lens, maximum wide Angle 170 °, can shoot 1920 x1080/50 p hd video and photo 11.9 million pixels. Accessories is richer, control more convenient, clipping more simple, video is more interesting, SONY’s “cool” camera HDR – AS30V features free horizon, let video fun.

SONY’s “cool” camera HDR – AS30V, continuation of the previous generation of thin body new SPK – AS2 waterproof casing can achieve 5 meters waterproof 2, the addition of external button to make the operation more convenient; Compared to the last generation accessories, new waterproof casing volume and weight reduced about 35% and 35% respectively, more suitable for wearing, sound effect is more ideal. AS30V Exmor R has about 16.8 million pixels CMOS image sensor, even underwater, such as indoor or evening dark scenes, can also be taken out of the clear image; 170 degree wide-angle Carl Zeiss ® Tessar ® lens, can record a wider field of vision; AS30V can shoot up to 1920 x1080 50 p/high quality hd video, also support 4 times the speed of slow motion (1280 x720/120 p) record, let a flash is breathtaking action can also exists. Its static pictures increased to about 11.9 million pixels, support 5-60 seconds interval (interval photos about 2 million pixels).

Nov 04

HTC One will be promoted to Android 4.4

last week, Google released the latest Nexus phone – Nexus 5 and the latest version of the Android system – Android 4.4 KitKat, as many consumers concerned about other Android phones when upgrading to the latest version of the problem, HTC aspects of the first answer given .

According to foreign media reports, HTC Jason Mackenzie, president of the United States in Google released Android 4.4 system soon after said that, HTC One developer version of the next 30 days will be the first to get the latest updated version of the Android system, while in North America, offering a customized version of the HTC One within 90 days will be upgraded to the latest version of Android 4.4 KitKat.

Unfortunately, the new HTC One licensed version when updating to get the latest version of Android, as the author of press Shihai No exact message, optimistic estimates may also be obtained within 90 days update. In addition, the same year as the flagship product of HTC One max and HTC Butterfly s is expected to also be expected to upgrade to Android 4.4 system version.

Oct 30

Japanese media said the iPhone 6 released in September 2014, upgraded 1080p screen

iPhone 5s/5c Offer for just over a month, the next generation iPhone rhythms come again. MacFan according to Japanese media reports, Apple’s supply chain through information provided in 2014 the new iPhone (hereinafter referred to as iPhone 6) of the release time will continue to be maintained in September. Reported that, iPhone 6 will further enhance the screen resolution – up to 1080p level, the screen size is about 5.0 inches.

MacFan that carry 1920 x 1080 resolution screen, iPhone 6 of ppi will reach 440, far more than the current iPhone 5s of 326ppi. This is from the iPhone 4, Apple truly carried out for the first time on the screen resolution upgrade. In this report before the appearance of well-known analyst Gene Munster said in a report to investors has also been expressed in the iPhone’s large screen projections, but he believes the new phone release time for the 2014 summer season.

However, MacFan reports did not disclose whether Apple next year will release two new handsets, the media only that this body will be iPhone 6 “slim to beyond anyone’s expectations.”