Monthly Archive: September 2011

Canon, Nikon market share dropping in Japan

Canon, Nikon market share dropping in Japan

And dropping by a lot due to the shift to smaller, lighter mirrorless DSLR-like cameras: Canon Inc. 7751 and Nikon Corp. 7731, the world’s two biggest makers of high-end cameras, may be missing out on the industry’s biggest technology shift since film rolls became obsolete. via Canon Hanging on to Mirrors Means Opportunity for Sony, Panasonic Cameras – Bloomberg.

Pico Dolly replaces homemade roller skate tripod

Pico Dolly replaces homemade roller skate tripod

This is a clever idea – nicely done and priced at $65 to $90. Watch the video to see what this is about, at the link: Pico Dolly replaces homemade roller skate tripods for smaller camera productions (video) — Engadget.

New fish-eye lens for Micro Four Thirds to be available shortly

New fish-eye lens for Micro Four Thirds to be available shortly

Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 fish-eye for Micro Four Thirds coming soon: Digital Photography Review. Samyang, which makes lenses sold under seven different brand names, including Rokinon and Vivitar, has announced a new 7.5 mm fish-eye.  The new lens, which is all manual, will be shipping in mid-September and has been priced, so far, at 299 Euros.

Who buys a camera lens that costs the same as a small car?

Who buys a camera lens that costs the same as a small car?

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Lens 4412B002 B&H. $11,499. And its “temporarily out of stock” too.

Humorous features your new camera must have

Humorous features your new camera must have

Feature 1: Shutter correction. Let’s face the facts, when you take a picture, you’ve already missed the shot. Shutter correction adds a random timer to trigger the shutter 5-200 seconds later, ensuring your mistake can still turn into the perfect shot. Feature 2: Auto pan. Henceforth, when shooting in “Program Auto” mode, DSLR’s will also make framing, panning and tilting...

The Zombie version of Final Cut Pro 7 lives again

The Zombie version of Final Cut Pro 7 lives again

Gadgetbox – Apple brings back previous Final Cut Pro, sort of. Well, yeah, sort of.  The new FCP X is incompatible with FCP 7, which it replaced. That created huge headaches for shops that needed to add more FCP 7 workstations to their editing mix – and could not jump on FCP X mid-stream since it was not compatible with...