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New lens Irix were “even higher” than expected

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The Swiss company Irix told about the new project, which she hinted in a recent video, saying that the surprise will be “high”. It was expected that the novelty will be a drone or a camera lens mounted on the drone.

Новый объектив Irix оказался даже «выше», чем можно было предположить

However, the new lens Irix flew even “higher” than expected. The company announced participation in the Polish space project. The satellite Światowid is located on Board yesterday launched a cargo spacecraft Cygnus NG-11, placed the camera with the prototype lens Irix 300 f/5.6 SR. Tomorrow Cygnus NG-11 will dock with the ISS, after which the satellite will be launched into the desired orbit.

Новый объектив Irix оказался даже «выше», чем можно было предположить

The lens was presented to high standards. The specified optical characteristics, including high resolution and low distortion, it was necessary to obtain stringent restrictions on dimensions and weight: dimensions of the satellite is equal to 20 x 10 x 10 cm, and its mass is only 2 kg from which the lens has been allocated 300, the lens design needs to be modular to be able to use with cameras of different resolution. The result is a lens with diameter of 75 mm, a length of 75 mm and a mass of 250 g. Its resolution is 300 LP / mm.

Of course, as individual lens components and the product as a whole is able to withstand overload, vibration, changes in temperature, exposure to ultraviolet radiation and vacuum.

Camera resolution 5.1 MP paired with a lens capable of capturing images of the earth’s surface, capturing in each frame plot size of 12 x 10 km, so that individual pixel will correspond to a square with sides 4,7 m. Note that Światowid — the first Polish satellite to monitor the Earth from space.

Irix company has promised that the best practices accumulated during the project will be used in his “civilian” products.

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Wireless controller flashes Godox X2T is the development of the model X1T

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Chinese manufacturer Godox flash posted details about new model wireless controller. The new product is called X2T is the development of the model X1T.

Беспроводной контроллер вспышек Godox X2T является развитием модели X1T

From its predecessor the device has a more sophisticated control layout, an enhanced display and support Bluetooth to control outbreaks with a tablet or smartphone. To take advantage of the last opportunity, you need to install on your mobile device GodoxPhoto app, available for Android and iOS.

Беспроводной контроллер вспышек Godox X2T является развитием модели X1T

Like X1T, the new model can be installed on the camera at the same time with flash. As before, the controller is compatible with cameras from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus / Panasonic and Pentax and the respective TTL systems.

Wireless control X2T uses the radio channel at 2.4 GHz. There are a total of 32 channels with 99 settings identifier. Communication range up to 100 m. the Controller is powered by two AA batteries. It has a USB connector for firmware updates.

Price and start date of deliveries the manufacturer until calls.

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Published new specifications Fujifilm GFX 100MP

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Source has published a more detailed technical characteristics of a medium format camera Fujifilm GFX 100MP. As you know, the announcement of this medium format camera is expected on may 23.

Опубликованы новые технические характеристики камеры Fujifilm GFX 100MP

Basis camera is image sensor type CMOS with reverse exposure. Its resolution is 102 MP. Data are processed by the image processor of the X-Processor 4. Almost the entire surface of the sensor is distributed to 3.78 million pixels used for phase focusing. As stated, the speed of the autofocus camera is approximately twice superior to the present system models Fujifilm GFX. In addition, significantly improves the detection accuracy of the face and the pupil in the frame. The automatic focus can detect the face even of a distant object and continue to follow him when he temporarily override obstacles.

The camera is equipped with image stabilizer, compensates movement in five degrees of freedom. Its efficiency reaches up to 5.5 EV.

In addition to a movable LCD display size 3.2-inch camera has an auxiliary display size is 2.05 inches and a display size of 1.8 inches on the upper surface. In a detachable electronic viewfinder uses OLED panel with a resolution of 5.76 million pixels.

At its thinnest point, the thickness of the camera is equal to 48.9 mm and the device weighs about 1400 grams (with two batteries, memory card and electronic viewfinder). The camera is protected from dust and moisture, exposure to low temperatures. It is equipped with a Wi-Fi adapter IEEE 802.11 ac.

The camera will cost $ 9995.

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Will renew? Rights Ricoh to use the Pentax brand expires next year

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As you know, the trademark belongs to the Pentax company Hoya. Ricoh Imaging company, buying manufacturing cameras and lenses Pentax (Pentax Imaging Systems) at Hoya in 2011, received the right to use the brand in accordance with the license agreement. The expire in 2020.

Продлевать будете? Права Ricoh на использование торговой марки Pentax истекают в будущем году

A division of Pentax Medical (which Hoya in 2008 I bought a Pentax) remained in the ownership of Hoya, and the brand Pentax, Hoya used by the group for medical devices.

It is unclear whether extended licensing agreement between Hoya and Ricoh Imaging. It is not excluded, what not. In this case, photographic equipment under the brand name of Pentax’s history. In favor of this assumption speaks the fact that Ricoh in recent years, almost not paying attention to either the production or promotion of products under the specified name.

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