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Fujifilm improves cameras autofocusing X-T3

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Fujifilm has released firmware version 3.00 for the X-T3 — mirrorless camera APS-C interchangeable lens camera, introduced in September last year.

The update improved face detection and eye focus and fixed some bugs.

Fujifilm улучшает автофокусировку камеры X-T3

According to the manufacturer, improved AF algorithm working as when shooting video or when shooting, detects far away faces in the frame more accurately than before. Allegedly, this “improved by about 30%”, but it is unclear which aspect improves the accuracy, speed or both.

Also-better tracking AF. Especially the handling of situations when the object on which the focus operation is temporarily hidden behind another object. In addition, a new function selection face, allowing you to set priorities when in the frame.

The developers have added a configuration of a touch screen, a new focus box on the eyes, made other improvements and numerous bug fixes.

New firmware available on the Fujifilm website.

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B&H replace party batteries Nikon EN-EL15b; old batteries does not need to return

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Large photography shop B&H sent out emails to customers who have purchased Li-ion batteries Nikon EN-EL15b. The letter said that the store received a defective batch of these products. Because there is no way to determine which customers get the batteries out of the ill-fated party, the store made the decision to replace all shipped batteries.

B&H заменяет партию аккумуляторов Nikon EN-EL15b; старые аккумуляторы возвращать не нужно

The owners of the potentially defective batteries should stop using them and hand over for recycling at the nearest point of disposal. The store apologizes for the inconvenience and said that the batteries should not be disposed of with normal waste. New batteries will be sent to buyers for free in the next day or two.

Recall, battery Nikon EN-EL15b used Nikon cameras Z 6, Z 7. Interchangeable with it option EN-EL15a is used in the cameras D7100, D7200, D7500, D500, D810 and the D850. Shop B&H they cost 60 and $ 55 respectively.

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31 may, Panasonic will unveil a new camera for videographers

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At the end of may in Los Angeles opened the exhibition Cine Gear Expo 2019, where different companies will present novelties of the industry of cinema: the equipment, cameras, lenses, systems of processing of the captured material, motion capture, etc. Panasonic Company is among participants of Cine Gear. Moreover, it will even bring the event brand new camera – it was hinted teaser posted in the stories page of the British branch of Panasonic in Instagram.

31 мая Panasonic представит новую камеру для видеографов

Despite the fact that officially the exhibition opens on 30 may, the announcement of Panasonic is expected may 31 – first day of Cine Gear Expo 2019 will be available for visitors. What kind of camera will be presented by the company is unclear, but given the format of the event, she should best approach the filmmakers. Therefore two assumptions: either announce Lumix GH6 or full-frame mirrorless S1S, focused specifically on photography.

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Presents Petzval lens 55mm f/1.7 Art for mirrorless cameras

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The company Lomography has announced its first lens for full frame mirrorless cameras. The Petzval lens is a 55mm f/1.7 Art.

In the description of the lens’s marked high sharpness and branded “lace side”. For even more control, the engineers have added special control ring bokeh.

Представлен объектив Petzval 55mm f/1.7 Art для беззеркальных камер

An interesting feature of the lens is a double diaphragm. An orifice plate provided with the lens, provide different shapes in the side for a further expansion of the range of creativity. Videographers can appreciate the focus ring with a long stroke and the aperture ring is rotating without clicks.

Представлен объектив Petzval 55mm f/1.7 Art для беззеркальных камер

Technical characteristics of the Petzval lens 55mm f/1.7 Art:

  • Focal length — 55 mm;
  • Maximum aperture — f/1,7;
  • Minimum aperture f/22;
  • Angle field of view — 41°;
  • The optical scheme of four elements in three groups;
  • Minimum focusing distance — 0.6 m;
  • The filter diameter is 67 mm.

Lens will be offered in the Sony E mounts, Canon and Nikon RF Z. in addition, the buyer can choose between a natural color with a satin brass finish and black painted brass (supplies of these options should begin in August 2019) and anodized black aluminium (the planned date for the start of deliveries — July 2019).

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