Panasonic announces LUMIX S series full frame mirrorless cameras Photo

Panasonic announces LUMIX S series full frame mirrorless cameras

Panasonic has announced their new S1 and S1R full frame mirrorless cameras. The S1R has a 47.3 MP full-frame CMOS sensor while the LUMIX S1 comes with a 24.2 MP version. Both feature the L mount lens standard and offer video recording at 4K 60p/50p with the S1 capable of 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 30p/25p internal video recording and 4K 60p/50p HDMI output as well as V-Log, with an optional software upgrade key that will follow later in the year.

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2018 World Shootout results announced Photo

2018 World Shootout results announced

The 2018 World Shootout announced its results at the BOOT show in Dusseldorf. Entries were received from 641 photographers representing 37 countries, and the overall winning image was Andy Schmid’s image of a marine iguana. Wetpixel contributor Mike Bartick won the “5 Best Image” category. Congratulation to all the winners and those amongst the placings

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Sharkwater Extinction released Photo

Sharkwater Extinction released

Rob Stewart’s film Sharkwater (and the subsequent film Revolution) created an incredible impetus for the conservation of sharks and the marine environment worldwide. In January 2017 Rob died in a diving accident while filming for his third film, Sharkwater Extinction. Rob’s friends and fellow conservationists have banded together to finish his work, and the film is being released today in digital form on iTunes US and iTunes Canada

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Von Wong: Strawpocalypse Photo

Von Wong: Strawpocalypse

Photographer Von Wong has highlighted the issues around plastic straws in his latest imagery and an installation. Called “The Parting of the Plastic Sea,” it is in Saigon and features over 168,000 straws which were gathered over six months by clean up groups. These were then cleaned, sorted, and attached to a 3.3m (10 ft+) tall art installation called the strawpocalypse.

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Paper published on the effects of underwater flash impacts on subjects Photo

Paper published on the effects of underwater flash impacts on subjects

A paper published in the Nature Scientific Reports Journal details the results of a scientific investigation into the effect that underwater flash photography has on its subjects. The research suggests that there seems to be little or no behavioural or biological impact on animals that are repeatedly exposed to flashes. The paper’s authors contrast this with the profound effect that occurs if animals are physically touched or manipulated.

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Olympus announces the OM-D E-MX1 Photo

Olympus announces the OM-D E-MX1

Olympus has announced the details of the OM-D E-MX1 mirrorless camera. Designed for professional use, it features a redesigned AF system, 5 axis image stabilization and a native ISO range of Low to 25,600 with a base on 200. It has a 20.4-megapixel Live MOS Micro Four Thirds sensor backed by Dual TruePic VIII image processors.

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