Canon 5D Mark IV In Depth Discussion, Are You Ready Germany and Critiquing My OBX Photos: FroKnowsPhoto RAWtalk 196
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We had a busy week for photo news with the Canon 5D Mark IV being announced. We share our in-depth discussion about the camera, what we like and what we don’t like all based on specs only. We are setting up the “Real World Review” as we speak so stay tuned. Photo News starts at 18:15
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Here’s all of Stephen’s photo news stories in detail:
It’s Finally Here: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark IV
It took them more than four years, but Canon has officially announced the Canon 5D Mark IV. The successor to the Mark III features an all-new 30.4MP full frame sensor, it shoots 7 fps, has a FULL touchscreen, the same 61 AF points as the 1DX II that are now wider vertically on the frame—with 41 being crosstype. ISO wise, it will shoot natively from 100-32000, extended from 50-102400. It will finally include built-in WiFi, NFC & GPS; it has one CF slot along with an SD card slot (UHS-I). It also has a USB 3.0 terminal, which is great for those studio shooters that will be tethering. As far as video goes, it will mimic the 1DX II but it won’t shoot 4K at 60fps. The max shooting in 4K will be limited to up to 30fps, with a MJPEG codec at 500 mbps in full DCI cinema resolution. It will also shoot at a crop factor of 1.74x, and there will be no 4K clean HDMI out—only 1080P. However, it will finally shoot 60fps in 1080P and 120fps in HD. It has Dual Pixel CMOS AF for autofocusing in video and it does 4K in-camera JPEG frame grabs. One interesting thing that we still don’t know too much about is that it’s the first Canon DSLR with what they’re calling Dual Pixel RAW, which will allow the image to be tweaked in DPP similar to that of a Lytro image. It will allow for Image Micro-adjustment, Bokeh Shift and Ghosting Reduction, with only one option being selectable at a time. Ergonomics haven’t changed much on the camera; it seems the nameplate has been moved to the top under “5D” with the shutter release cable port replacing its original location. Also, the joystick has been updated to match the 1DX II and there is a new button in between the joystick and the wheel, which will be mapped as the AF area select button by default. It will be available in early September for a price point of $3,499, just like the 5D Mark III was at the time of announcement.
Canon also dropped two new L lenses to coincide with this announcement: the new 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lens which will be available for $2,199 and the 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens which will drop for $1,099. The 24-105mm now features four stops of IS and both feature better edge-to-edge sharpness. The lenses will both arrive in late October.
And some new accessories: the new BG-E20 battery grip for the 5D Mark IV, which will feature the updated joystick to match the new body—no price point for this just yet. Canon also revealed their new W-E1 WiFi adapter SD card which will only be compatible with the 7D Mark II and 5DS and 5DS R bodies, so those hoping to make their 5D Mark III WiFi-enabled are still SOL. The new adapter card will offer zero storage too, unlike EyeFi cards. No price point has been released at the time of writing this article.
New Wedding Trend? Photographer Photographs Couple in Vacuum-Shrink Bags
Photographer Haruhiko Kawaguchi has started a new wedding trend: by sealing a couple in a vacuum-packed bag. The new photo series, called “Flesh Love,” seals couples in a vacuum-shrink bag. Here’s how it works: he lubes the couple up with coolant gel to ensure there’s no friction with the plastic. They then jump into the bag, lay in their final position, and hold their breath while the bag is sealed for a maximum of “four seconds” (although in the video below he does it for about ten seconds). Kawaguchi says, “With my pictures, I try to show this power of love by getting the couples as close together as possible. The less distance there is between them, the stronger the power of love.” Since it all happens so fast, he says he can only fire off the shutter no more than twice. He says for safety concerns, he has a paramedic and assistant on stand by ready with an oxygen tank as well—good thinking… Check out a BTS video clip of the process being done below along with more images from the series here. Revolutionary or ridiculous? (via SLRL)
This Man Holds The World Record for the Largest Camera Collection
There’s a new mini-documentary about Dilish Parakh—a.k.a. “The Light Collector”—who holds the Guiness World Record for the “Largest Collection of Cameras.” First earning the world record in 2003 with 2,634 camera, he has since broke his own record, now owning 4,425 cameras. He first started collecting cameras in the 70’s when his Grandfather gave him a camera as a gift. He says, “You name the camera and I have it. Even if you buy a camera every day, it will take you twelve years. By that time, I will [be] way ahead.” Parakh says when he started collecting, there was no internet so no one really knew the true value of a camera, so he never paid more than $15 for a camera—rare or not. One of his most prized cameras is a Leica 250 Reporter which is worth about $80,000 today—talk about a steal! His full collection consists of cameras ranging from 1890-1960, with some fun cameras being a spy camera, an old watch camera, a lighter camera and much more. He has no plans on selling them while he’s alive, and says he told his sons to do the same. Check out the video below: (via PP)
500px’s New Search Tool Lets You Paint What You’re Searching For
500px has a new search tool called “Splash” which allows users to search for photos, by drawing what they’re looking for. The new tool features a blank palette. There, users can choose their brush size, color and basically paint away. Once they start drawing, the photo search begins directly under the canvas and it will constantly update as the user adds more to their sketch. Users can also filter results by major categories as in landscapes, people, etc, to really fine tune it. The software is currently in Beta though and you can check it out here if you want to try it out for yourself. (via DIYP)
CNN Launches Drone Division: CNN AIR
CNN has officially launched their own drone division called CNN Aerial Imagery and Reporting—a.k.a. CNN AIR. The news giant has just two full-time UAS operators which will “fully integrate aerial imagery and reporting across all CNN networks and platforms.” They’ve been working with the FAA and have been selected as one of the first three industry “Pathfinders” to develop safe uses of UAS in newsgathering. Check out their new “reel” featuring CNN AIR footage below:
Think Tank’s New Version 2.0 Shape Shifter Bags Can Now Hold Your Laptop
Think Tank has unveiled it’s 2nd iteration of their Shape Shifter backpacks. Introducing version 2.0, which includes three bags: the 15, 17 and Naked Shape Shifter. The backpacks are water repellent, feature a tripod attachment, and have roller handle pass through sleeves. The Shape Shifter 15 gets its name because it can hold a 15-inch laptop, with the 17 holding a 17-inch laptop. The 15 can store one camera body and 3 lenses while the 17 can hold 2 bodies and 4 lenses. In contrast, the Naked Shape Shifter is a new design that utilizes a modular setup, holding 4-7 modules, allowing the bag to be fully customized. With all gear removed, the shape shifters compress down to just 3 inches thick, which is why they call them shapeshifters in the first place. Price wise, the 15 will cost $250, the 17 will be $280, and the Naked will be $220. Will you be upgrading?
Steve Jobs Posthumously Inducting into Photography Hall of Fame
Steve Jobs has officially been inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame. Honoring his role in transforming the world of mobile photography through Apple’s products—specifically with the iPhone—they say Jobs made a “significant contribution to the art or science of photography.” The Hall of Fame notes that, “Steve helped create products that revolutionized the creative world and became essential tools for designers, filmmakers, music producers and photographers.” He did indeed…RIP. (via PP)
Edelkrone’s New “Wing” is Basically a Camera Slider Without Rails
Edelkrone announced a new product called the Wing, which is basically a camera slider without rails. The new invention is a small arm that can move in any direction, always keeping a straight path for that slider look, with your camera gliding along smoothly. The Wing itself is a small collapsible tripod attachment that is fully manual in terms of movement and can be folded up to 5.7 inches long and provides 16 inches of movement on a single pass when in use.. It has a drag adjustment knob along with a safety lock when traveling, and will hold up to a 3.3lb camera. It’ll be available starting Sept. 26 for $250 and you can see their demo video below; neat stuff! (via Gizmodo)
AP Had 8 Robotic & Dozens of Remote Cameras at the Olympics
The Associated Press put up a new video taking you behind the scenes of their robotic camera setup at the Olympics. AP spent a month installing cables which span out to be 35 miles long if fully stretched out, along with their remote camera systems prior to this year’s Olympics. Equipped with Canon cameras, the 8 robotic cameras and dozens of remote cameras sent their photos to a team of 16 photo editors who would process 3500 photos a day for distribution. Even though they had 61 photojournalists on site, that wasn’t enough to cover every angle. The remote cameras were placed in places photographers didn’t have access to, like above the rafters, underwater and trackside. Check out the full BTS video below: (via PP)