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Gitzo Celebrates Its Centenary In Style.

The year 2017 seems to be the year of celebrating centenaries for the majority of the photography industry. Recently, it was Gitzo’s turn. It is the legendary French company founded by Arsène Gitzhoven, which makes incredible tripods. Gitzo, like Nikon, is also leaving no stones unturned in making this celebration as lavish and memorable as possible.

The Company has come up with two very special limited-edition premium tripods:

  • The 100-Year Anniversary Edition (Only 1917 pieces available)
  • Arsène Gitzhoven Edition (Only a 100 pieces available)

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The 100-Year Anniversary Edition:

According to Gitzo, it is “not just a celebratory photography support. It is the ultimate high-performance professional tool featuring unique design and the very latest technology.”  Each piece is numbered from 1 to 1917, the year when the Company was born. The tripods are available in black and titanium colors.

 

Gitzo tripod 100 years edition

The limited edition tripods also feature Italian leather with a carbon fibre look; talk about luxury photography! The legs have new leg-angle selector and locking collars.

Gitzo tripod 100 years edition

The 100 Years Anniversary Edition tripod is priced at $1500 a pop.

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Arsene Gitzhoven Edition:

This is the flagship product Gitzo is offering on its special day. It is a very special tripod as it is named after its founding father Arsène Gitzhoven, who established the Company in 1917. This is the very first model in the market to feature a full carbon fibre spider.

Gitzo Arsene Gitzhoven Edition

Each of the Arsène Gitzhoven Edition tripods will be marked from 1 to 100 and complete with the customer’s signature engraved on the product. This would be a real special tripod and it should definitely be, considering this one would cost you a whopping $3000.

Gitzo Arsene Gitzhoven Edition

So buckle up and get ready to loosen your purse strings if you want to be a part of the most exclusive club of tripods. Also, be extra vigilant the next time you are shooting a time lapse since your tripod now costs more than your camera and the lens put together.

For further information about the products, visit Gitzo’s Anniversary page.

All image courtesy Petapixel.

Apple’s New iMac Pro| The Most Powerful Mac Ever Made | Should You Buy It?

Yes it was long overdue and Apple just did it. Apple announced a host of things this year at WWDC but the thing that caught our eye was the new iMac Pro. This things is a beast. It isn’t just 10% faster or just with a better display. The new iMac Pro is truly a totally new animal altogether.

Just listen to these crazy specifications:

  • Same astounding 27 inches, 5K retina display with a better 500 nits of brightness and one BILLION colors (Entire DCI-P3 Color Gamut ).
  • Up to 18 Core Xeon Processors
  • Turbo Boost up to 4.5 GHz.
  • Processors up to 22 Teraflops (11 Teraflops of single-precision graphics computation)
  • Radeon Pro Vega workstation grade GPU.
  • Memory up to 128 Gigs
  • Storage as much as 4 Terabytes SSD.
  • A brand NEW thermal architecture system with two fans which claim to generate 80% more cooling than other conventional iMacs.
  • Space grey all-in-one encasing.

 

Ports:

  • 4 USB-3 ports
  • Head phone jack
  • SD card slot
  • 4 Thunderbolt-3 USB-C
  • 10 Gig Ethernet port.

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If that doesn’t blow your mind away, I don’t know what will. Apple is calling the new iMac Pro ‘the most powerful Mac ever’. This is NOT a consumer grade computer made to do day-to-day menial tasks and web browsing, this is a workstation grade machine that can literally handle ANYTHING you throw at it. In fact, it is more powerful than the current Mac Pro. As the world is getting more hooked onto 4K videos and 8K displays, Apple is trying hard to be ahead in the game. Faster transfer speeds, larger storage options and better connectivity are not going to be optional in the near future.

 

iMac Pro

 

However, there is one problem. Apple is NOT going to ship the new iMac Pro before December 2017. That is really a long time. Also, the new Mac Pro is rumored to be launched sometime early next year. As good as the new iMac Pro sounds, it is an all-in-one which means there is no way to upgrade it. It comes together, ready to fire right out of the box but the downside to it is, should you ever need to add anything to the hardware you have to upgrade the entire system not just the one component.

 

Mac Pro

 

The upcoming Mac Pro will probably be a much better choice in this respect. It is modular; so you can configure it any way you like. It is way more expandable, upgradable and all of that is easy to do. By the time the new iMac Pro comes out, the new Mac Pro would be right around the corner. Anyone who needs this magnitude of processing power and is willing to spend the big bucks would be better off with something that they can customize and upgrade should they ever need to.

Let’s not forget the iMac Pro is $5000 machine; and that is just the starting base price. Who knows what the machine with all the bells and whistles would cost. Throwing out an ENTIRE system just because you want to upgrade the RAM or GPU seems a little wasteful, even more so when the said system costs more than a fortune.

For more information, visit the Apple website here.

 

 

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Canon To Launch EOS 6D Mark II & EOS Rebel SL2 In July [Confirmed].

Canon may just launch the much awaited EOS 6D Mark II and EOS Rebel SL2 in July. Nokishita has confirmed the news now. This may be huge for Canon fan boys.

Here are the specifications of the kits that the cameras would be available with. However Nokishita has reported that some kits may be for some local markets and not global.

Nevertheless here they are:

Canon EOS 6D Mark II

Body Only, EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM , EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II

New battery grip BG-E21

 

Canon EOS Rebel SL2:

Body Only , EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM (Black) , EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM (White).

Canon ‘I Click’ Photography Workshop

Attention All Women Photographers,

Canon India has once again brought this unique opportunity for women photographers to learn, perfect and enjoy their love for photography. It doesn’t matter whether you are a professional or an absolute amateur, all are invited; well as long as you are female in gender of course.

Canon Workshop

Canon India hopes to instill women photographers with renewed inspiration and energy and to help them learn about, through the discipline of the frame, photography in a completely new light. To establish that “there’s more to photography than just clicking,” once again.

Participants will have the opportunity to meet, learn from and share their experiences with renowned women photographers like Sucheta Das, Sowmya Mense, Deepti and Kavita.

Registration are open for the workshops scheduled on 22 April 2017 (Mumbai & Kolkata) and 30 April 2017 (Delhi).

To register yourself for the event, visit Canon India’s page here and register for the city you want to be a part of. Seats are limited so you may want to hurry before they run out. There are two time slots to choose from

  • Session I (9:30am to 12:30pm)
  • Session II (2:30pm to 5:00pm).

 

The charge for each participant is Rs 500 only.

Canon Workshop

Visit Canon India’s page for more information about the event.

There is no need to own a Canon camera to participate in the workshop. You can carry whatever camera you have, even a compact camera or a smart phone would do.

underwater woman

The ‘I Click’ events will be hosted at the addresses mentioned below:

Mumbai:

Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport,
Workshop Hall: Ballroom, Sakinaka Junction, Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri East,
Mumbai – 400072.

Kolkata:

The Lalit Great Eastern,
Workshop Hall:
The Legacy Lounge,
1,2,3 Old Court House Street,
Dalhousie Square, Kolkata: 700069

Delhi:

The Park,
Workshop Hall: 1st floor, Ballroom
15, Sansad Marg, Hanuman Road Area, Connaught Place,
New Delhi – 110001.

Registrations for Bangalore’s event have closed already.

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Nikon D7500 Launched | To Ship From June 2017.

The much awaited successor of the Nikon D7200 is here.

Nikon just launched its latest and greatest model today. The successor of the Nikon D7200. However, it is not called the D7300 but the Nikon D7500. Here is all you need to know.

The new Nikon D7500 shares its DNA with Nikon DX-format flagship model the D500. The D7500 uses the same 20.9 megapixel APS-C imaging sensor, processor and a wide ISO range (ISO 100 to 51,200) as the Nikon D500. The camera is also reported to have very good low-light capabilities and pretty impressive speed in image processing due to the EXPEED 5 image processor.

Nikon D7500

Video:

In the video department, the Nikon D7500 scores pretty well too. It shoots 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 at 30p). Videos have the additional options to be stored as MOV files or as MP4 files for greater flexibility and easier playback. The camera has, like the Nikon D500; three axis built-in-VR image stabilization when shooting 1080p Full HD Video.

Nikon D7500

The Nikon D7500 has a retail price of $1249.95 (body only) or $1749.95 (with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140 f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens). However, the price would be a little high initially for the Indian market. Nikon has announced that the camera is to be launched at a price of 96,950 INR (body only) or 1, 15,450 INR (with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105 f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens).

The D7500 will be available from June 2017.

Nikon D7500

Nikon D7500

The specification of the Nikon D7500 are as follows.

Effective Pixels (Megapixels) :20.9 million

Sensor Size: 23.5mm x 15.6mm

Image Sensor Format: DX (Crop Sensor)

Storage Media: SD, SDHC, SDXC

Top Continuous Shooting Speed at Full Resolution: 8 fps

ISO Sensitivity: ISO 100 – 51,200

Movie:

4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 30 fps
4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 25 fps
4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 24 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 60 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 50 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 30 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 25 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280×720 / 60 fps
HD 1,280×720 / 50 fps
Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps, respectively
High quality available at all frame sizes, normal quality available at all sizes except 3,840 x 2,160.

Monitor Size: 3.2 inches diagonal.

Monitor Type: VGA tilting TFT touch-sensitive screen.

Battery: EN- EL 15a Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery.

Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth): 5.4 in x 4.1in x 2.9in

Weight: 640gms (Body only).

For descriptive specifications visit the Nikon USA page.

Nikon D7500 Is Here | Launching Next Week

All That You Need To Know:

Nikon’s 100-year anniversary is drawing near and Nikon is surging up on an upswing. The latest news is on the Japanese imaging giant’s much awaited Nikon D7500. This is supposed to be the successor of Nikon’s D7200; however it is not called Nikon D7300.

The camera is rumored to be launched next week. This is a sneak peek of the camera ahead of the official reveal.

Nikon D7500

Photo leak courtesy Nokishita.

Nikon D7500, Rumored Specification:

  • 20 MP sensor from the Nikon D500
  • 4K Video
  • ISO range: 100 – 51,200
  • 51 points AF
  • 8 fps
  • Tilt Screen
  • Snapbridge.
  • Wireless Capabilities.

(As published on Nikon Rumors)

Nikon really seems to be banking on the D500 a lot and for good reasons. According to sources, the camera is set to be launched on April 11 or 12. People who were gearing to buy the Nikon D7200, you may want to rest your horses for you may end up getting yourself this bad boy if you wait a little longer. Till then keeping our fingers crossed.

Canon To Introduce New Technology That Would Enable Us To Take “New Type Of Photo”

What is this “new technology”?

Canon is really focusing hard to up the ante. Recently in an interview with Focus Numerique in Japan, Canon confessed that it is working on a “new lens technology”. Apparently this would be the next best thing from the Japanese imaging giant. What is this Canon New Technology, we are not quite sure.

 

 

Canon New technology

 

Canon did not specify anything further than that. What is the technology behind it? How is this different from the earlier lens technologies, Canon wouldn’t answer. Here is the actual sentence. Judge for yourself.

“Without being permitted to tell you more, we are developing a new technology that will bring real added value and will allow to take a new type of photo.”

Make your own guesses and place your bets this might just be big. I hope it is.

Dual Focus Zones camera anyone?

Source: Canon Rumours.

Nikon’s 100th Anniversary | All That The Company Is Planning For You

Here is all that Nikon is planning for you.

Nikon is all set to celebrate its centennial year on 25th July 2017 in style. It seems that Nikon is really taking it to a whole new level this time. There are all kinds of rumors that surround Nikon 100 years celebrations.

Nikon 100 years

Nikon officially has already announced quite a few star attractions for this special occasion. From commemorative camera models, lenses and binoculars to Nikon Model 1 made of Swarovski crystals; from leather camera strap and lapel pins to special miniature Nikon F camera models; all’s included.

Personally I believe that most people will be interested in the special editions of D5 (which ships with an anniversary booklet) and the D500 which includes a metal case and leather strap, though I would not be very surprised if I was proven wrong. You can find an elaborate and exhaustive list of all the special things Nikon is about to launch, here.

I believe that the company still has a few special tricks hidden up its sleeve. More on that in June.

Nikon has even created a new website for this special event which highlights all that the company has achieved in a career span of a hundred years. This website will give an excellent ring side view of this incredible company that stood the test of time. Give it a try will you, you will probably not be there for the next. Just kidding.

Nikon 100 years anniversary is going to be a grand affair, it seems, judging from all the preparation that is underway.

By the way this is a sneak peak video that Nikon released recently for its centennial year.