Monthly Archives: April 2016

TWiP 462 – Get Real

TWiP_Logo_300This week on TWiP with Frederic Van Johnson and Juan Pons we discuss – ­A Melbourne, Australia photographer uses social media to cry foul about the similarities between his image, and a Calvin Klein ad campaign. This brings up the old debate about inspiration versus imitation.

Also, a startup is placing bets that people are interested in augmenting and enhancing their iPhones to be more DSLR­like. And lastly, Apple files a patent that could mean future iPhone models may have optical zoom capabilities.


Posted in Photography

Zeiss Batis 2.8/18 Lens for Sony E-Mount Announced

batis2818_productThe ZEISS Batis 2.8/18 expands the Batis range of lenses with a super wide-angle lens. For the Sony α system with E-mount the new lens, which features a diagonal angular field of 99 degrees, is currently the shortest full-frame fixed focal length with autofocus. The new ZEISS Batis 2.8/18 with innovative OLED display to show focus distance and depth of field is also impressive thanks to its high image quality across the entire image field. The lens will be available from May 2016.

Features for discerning users 
The super wide-angle camera lens has 11 lens elements in ten groups and draws on the ZEISS Distagon optical design. Four of the lens elements are aspheric on both sides and seven are made from special types of glass. The Floating Elements design permits constantly high image performance in the focal plane – from the minimum object distance to infinity.
The lens will be available from May 2016. The suggested retail price is US$1,499
Posted in Accessories, Lens, Mirrorless, News, Photography, Sony A7R, Video, Zeiss

Think Tank Releases Two New Products

Retrospective Leather Sandstone low resThink Tank Photo have just released the largest photo lighting rolling bag ever and have added a new size and color to their popular Retrospective shoulder bag series.  The Production Manager 50 is a monster, designed to hold C-stands, multiple flash heads, power packs, monoblocks, softboxes, and light-stands.  What it used to take two people to transport, you can now do by yourself.  And, they’ve added a new color—Sandstone—to their Retrospective line, and the new Retrospective 6, which holds Mirrorless systems or a gripped DSLR.  Don’t forget, that by using these web links to order you will receive free gear and free shipping.

Production Manager 50 Low Res

Click on the links below to order.

Production Manager 50

Retrospective 6 Shoulder Bag

Posted in Accessories, Photography