A digest of last week’s news is a selection of some of the news from week 24 from 2016 related to the worlds of photography and video, covering multiple topics, always rounded up with a reading suggestion.
Hasselblad’s game changer
Confirming the rumours, Hasselblad announced last week that on June 22 at 14.00 Berlin time the company will have a new camera, a model which is presented as a “game changer in the world of photography”. Considering that the days of the nonsense Lunar models are gone and that Hasselblad wants to return to a logical path, everybody is following the news – or rumours – with interest. No information from Hasselblad, yet, to confirm if any of the ideas about the camera – medium-format, mirrorless, panoramic – is correct. Hasselblad’s YouTube channel will go live on the 22 to reveal the new model.
New large format photo paper
Canon continues to expand their offer in terms of large format media options with the launch of four new options for users of their imagePROGRAF PRO printers. The Photo Paper Pro Platinum, Photo Paper Pro Luster, and Photo Paper Pro Premium Matte media, previously available in cut sheet for the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printer users, are now available in 100-foot rolls for those images that were meant to be printed in large format. The first of its kind to be added to the imagePROGRAF media lineup, the Water Resistant Matte Polypropylene paper expands the applications available for imagePROGRAF large format printers.
Sony shows how to use flash
Sony published recently a set of three videos explaining how to use wireless flash (optical) with the Alpha 7 cameras. The videos go from a basic setup, with one unit, to a more complex setup, controlling three groups, and cover the essential aspects of setting the whole system to work. Last week Phottix announced the launch of their wireless radio trigger system for Sony, but these tutorial videos are all centered on the use of the traditional way of communication between flash units.
A 4×5 film duplicator from Pentax
For those aiming to transfer their negative and transparency film to digital, Ricoh announced a new accessory, the Pentax Film Duplicator 4×5. Produced on order, indicates Ricoh, this optional accessory saves the images on large 4×5-format (100mm by 125mm) film as digital files, by working in combination with a digital SLR camera, a macro lens and a dedicated flash unit. This accessory allows the user to easily duplicate the images found on the film, as if taking pictures of them. Unlike conventional film scanners, it doesn’t require a lengthy read-out time, so it greatly reduces work time.
How Do I Do That in Photoshop?
How Do I Do That in Photoshop? The Quickest Ways to Do the Things You Want to Do, Right Now! is the title of Scott Kelby’s book published by Rocky Nook. Until June 23 the book, a total of 288 pages packed with tips, can be yours for a special price: $10 for the eBook with coupon KELBYPHOTOSHOP10, $15 for the printed book with coupon KELBYPHOTOSHOP15 or the eBook and the Book for $25 with coupon KELBYPHOTOSHOP25