SanDisk showcased two compact wireless storage devices. The wireless media drive is smaller than the average wallet and can stream content, including 1080p video, to up to five devices simultaneously. It charges via micro USB, and can run for up to eight hours when charged. There is no embedded storage; it comes with a full-sized SD card, which can be removed and upgraded to a max capacity of 128GB.
Welcome to PhotoPlus! Of course, one of the first things I wanted to see was the new Leica C. It features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity to go along with the Image Shuttle app for smartphones. And I have to say it worked really well, providing full control over camera settings.
Just a couple of blocks from the B&H SuperStore in Manhattan, the 2013 PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo is set to kick off. We stopped by with our cameras to get a quick look at the show floor on Wednesday afternoon, but the real action starts on Thursday. Join us right here at B&H Insights, where our writers will be posting their impressions of the show, our video team will be posting segments as they walk the floor, and our social media team will be sharing on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. If you can't be in New York City for PhotoPlus, this destination is the next best thing. Keep it locked at B&H Insights, and have a great show!
For audio engineers, the AES convention is synonymous with tradition. It rotates annually between the East and West Coast, and it has become a showcase for both long-standing gear manufacturers and fresh new faces alike. In an age where the music business is in constant flux, the AES convention provides panels, networking, and hands-on experience for audio professionals. As always with AES, the real fun is the gear, so let's dive in!
Editor's Note: This post was co-written by Jamie Traba
This week in the news: Sony announced the world's first mirrorless full-frame cameras—the a7 and a7R; Nikon announced the world's first Nikon DSLR with built-in Wi-Fi—the new D5300; Panasonic released the Lumix GM1, the world's smallest Micro Four Thirds camera; and late on Thursday night, Fujifilm announced the X-E2 and XQ1 cameras which, at that time, were the newest cameras in the world.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for October 18, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
When it's time to buy new gear, we usually need to seek out options that offer the best bang for the buck. In the process of doing so, we're forced to suppress our deep desire for the gear that provides the loudest bang. We've rounded up of some highest-ticket items sold at the B&H SuperStore, so we could fantasize about clicking the Checkout button with the confidence of a newly-minted billionaire.
We see them every day overhead, and they always make us look up and ponder. Airplanes are a romantic concept because of the faraway places to which they can take us, and because of the amazing feat of flight itself! The fact that airplanes travel so quickly is something we all connect with. From an artistic point of view, their shape and design are very appealing. These are all factors that have driven me to get as involved with aviation photography as I am with wildlife.
This week in the news: Nikon announced the updated D610 DSLR; Pentax debuted the new K-3 DSLR and a 55-300mm f/4 lens; Zeiss announced the Otus 55mm f/1.4 lens for Nikon and Canon DSLRs; and Leica unveiled a one-of-a-kind rangefinder that was designed by Apple's Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for October 11, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
We asked the community at the B&H Facebook Page if they could explain what the FocusMaker DSLR Focusing Tool was used for. Over 100 comments quickly piled in, and many of them were humorous. Here's a list of the top 10 ways not to use this piece of gear.
The Perseids is one of the most active meteor showers in the sky, and it acts as an annual challenge for photographers wishing to capture its majesty. The image above is entitled Snowy Range Perseids, and it was created in 2012 by astrophotography expert David Kingham. In this installment of How I Got the Shot, David shares the gear he took along on the shoot, the settings he used, and he provides crucial tips on how to carry out the post-production processing.
Recent news: GoPro announced HERO3+, the latest versions of their popular action cameras; Nikon released the rugged, weather-sealed 1 AW1 mirrorless camera; Leica came out with a new S-System Elmarit-S 45 mm f/2.8 ASPH lens; Lomography introduced a new Diana F+ medium format camera with an Instax back; and Native Instruments unveiled the new Maschine Studio.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for October 4, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
If you've ever searched the web to determine the proper use of a semicolon, or to figure out the difference between "affect" and "effect," then you've likely encountered Ms. Mignon Fogarty, who is better known as Grammar Girl. What's become a media empire started out as a humble, five-minute grammar podcast. One individual with a microphone, an internet connection and a dream. B&H Insights caught up with Mignon to find out how she got her start, how she developed her network, and what she envisions for the future.
For some photographers, a favorite secret weapon may be a coveted vintage lens, a unique post-production tweak, or an obscure in-camera trick. But if you analyze the work of Stephen Wilkes, the secret arrow in his quiver would likely be a 52,000 pound Condor bucket truck. Recently, I had the pleasure of talking to Stephen about his early mentors in color photography, how an image can carry the subtext of soul, and the ten-foot-wide gorilla in the room—his wildly popular 'Day to Night' series.
Besides boating, kayaking, skiing, surfing and skydiving, the GoPro HERO3 is also popular for capturing footage while scuba diving. This tiny camera has revolutionized the way people shoot video when participating in action sports. It's so popular, that some ski resorts have public editing stations, which allow guests to download and edit their footage before heading home. Likewise, it's now impossible to go on a dive boat anywhere in the world without seeing the GoPro being strapped to divers, along with their fins and tanks.
Editor's Note: This is a guest blog post by Larry Cohen
This week in the news: Olympus announced the new OM-D E-M1 Mirrorless digital camera and two new lenses; Apple revealed the new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s; Leica unveiled the Audi-designed Leica C compact camera; Fujifilm added a 23mm lens to its X-mount lineup; and Zeiss announced a 15-30mm T2.9 compact cine zoom lens.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for September 12, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
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