A digest of last week’s news is a selection of some of the news from week 22 from 2016 related to the worlds of photography and video, covering multiple topics, always rounded up with a reading suggestion.
SmallHD “Studio” editions at Cine Gear
Hot on the heels of SmallHD’s daylight-viewable HDR production monitors the company premiered, at Cine Gear Expo, new “Studio” editions of the 17-inch and 24-inch sizes. “For those shooting in controlled lighting environments, the new 1703 and 2403 ‘Studio’ are perfect for the video village,” says Wes Phillips, SmallHD Co-Founder. “They feature the exact same build quality and software feature set, but don’t carry the same price tag of our extremely bright, daylight viewable HDR displays.” The 1703 Studio and 2403 Studio models come in at $2999 and $3499 respectively.
Red on NAB, Green on Cine Gear
This may not exactly classify as news, but last week Jarred Land wrote on RED’s forum that “ next year we are going to bail on NAB in April and instead move our entire roadshow to CINE GEAR in June which we feel has grown to become a much, much, much, much, much, much better show for us and our customers.” If you’re planning ahead your travels, and want to see RED, you might have to take this information into account.
10 years of Sony World Photography Awards
The Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s largest photography competition, opened for entries June 1. The 2017 edition marks the awards’ 10th anniversary. With new categories in Professional, Open and Youth competitions, the event created by the World Photography Organisation is open to all photographers. “We are committed to challenging photographers to push their creative boundaries in the years to come” says Scott Gray, CEO, World Photography Organisation.
Leica SL Audio Adapter
Leica announced a new accessory for those using the Leica SL interested in video: the AA-SCL4 Audio Adapter, which will be available end of June. The Audio Adapter provides 3.5 mm jack sockets for headphones and a remote microphone. At the same time Leica introduced the Leica S-Adapter L for the Leica SL mirrorless camera system. The adapter further expands the range of lenses that can be used with the Leica SL to include those of the Leica S medium format camera system.
Special prices on new eBooks
David Busch’s Sony a6000 Guide to Digital Photography is your all-in-one resource and reference for the Sony Alpha a6000, and now it’s available in both printed and ebook form from Rocky Nook. Use coupon A600020 to pay $20 for the eBook. From the same author, Alpha a6300/ILCE-6300 Guide to Digital Photography is also available, with coupon A630020 for a $20 cover price.
For photographers who are more than just casual snapshooters, or who are making the transition from Aperture or iPhoto, The Apple Photos Book for Photographers by Derrick Story shines a light on the true sophistication of this new app and the ecosystem it taps into. The book can be yours for $15 using coupon APPLE15. And then there is Food Photography – A Beginners Guide to Creating Appetizing Images, by a professional food photographer, Corinna Gissemann, which you can have for $20 with coupon FOOD20. All these deals end June 10, 2016.