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Sennheiser releases HD 800S Anniversary Edition (Limited Edition Gold Color)

Sennheiser hd800s

This year 2020 will mark  75 years of Sennheiser providing quality audio technology to customers around the world, to celebrate, they are releasing this special update of the much loved HD 800S.

One quick scour of the internet can tell you that the HD 800 S is one of the most well-reviewed and highly sought after headphones on the planet. The biggest reason for this here is – no surprise – the utterly unique sonic experience that they can offer.  The HD 800 S is in the absolute top class when it comes to headphones that can provide high levels of clarity, fidelity, and spacious sound staging for even the most complex multi-texture and polyphonic mixes. In fact, they boast right on the box that you very well may hear new and illuminating details, even in your favorite song you’ve listened to thousands of times.

This new anniversary edition isn’t going to fix anything that isn’t broken, but it will deliver the outstanding listening experience that Sennheiser users – and specifically HD 800S users, have come to know and love. 

Inside is the storage box, which is hinged on the backside and opens upward  The box itself is a sleek and classy looking black material with a minimalist design, featuring only a small Sennheiser logo on the front side.

The material on the inside of the box is a fairly rigid foam with cutouts to keep everything packed in tight during any kind of shipping or handling. This interior is a change from the original packaging of the HD 800S, which featured a more padded leathery type fabric on the interior of the box. This foam works just as well to keeping everything secure, and it even has some sparkly detail marbled throughout to retain that shimmery wow effect every time you open the box back up.

The box here looks nearly identical to the standard HD 800 S, with the name of the brand, the model, and the logo on the front – the exception being that the picture here demonstrates the new gold finish on and around the open-back ear cups. There’s also a commemorative 75th-anniversary blurb on the reverse side with a bit of history, and a guarantee of an exceptional audio experience. 

Inside the center of the box are the headphones themselves, already attached with the unique dual pin connectors on either side of the headphone. This terminates in a quarter inch connection on the end. These also come with a user USB flash drive.

Also inside the box is a black fabric drawstring pouch which features a 4.4mm balanced connection. It’s worth noting that earlier versions of the HD 800 S came with a balanced XLR 4 pin cable as another connection option (available as an option), but this has since been discontinued in favor of the 4.4mm balanced cable.

Now, on to the centerpiece of this limited edition: the headphones themselves. 

The brand new gold finish provides a  smooth and sleek color contrast that pops nicely against the silvery mesh of the housing and the rich black color of the headband. It’s not the shinier more gaudy gold that you might first think  would come with a limited edition release, and I actually think that the smoother, mellow, more subtle gold color suits the aesthetic better. However, these can tend to look more off white or silver depending on your lighting, just due to how subtle the color is. 

The materials here are predominantly a mix of metal components and high end plastics developed in the aerospace industry for an optimal mix of high strength and durability with light weight and comfort. 

Many users of the HD 800 S will tell you it’s just about one of the most comfortable over-ear headphones that you are ever likely to wear. they are extremely light, and the open back design is spacious and breathable, so it will never lead to overheating. This makes these cans  ideal for classical music, intensive  gaming, binge-watching, or just long durational listening sessions, as after a while you forget you’re even wearing them,  

The earpads are handcrafted and made from the super soft microfiber cloth. They tailor to the slight angle of the earcup, a design which aims to alter the direction at which the soundwaves hit the ear, so as to provide for the most realistic and natural imaging possible. The headband is outfitted with the same microfiber cloth material and features a nice fluid adjustment mechanic for a satisfying feel and a perfect fit.   

The Sennheiser HD 800 S is one of the best high-end headphones available on the market PERIOD. If you’ve always wanted to upgrade to the next level in terms of sound detail and purity, or are even on the fence, then there’s no better time to make the leap.

This new gold color HD 800 S is only available for a limited time, with only 750 units on the market worldwide. 

New lens from Fujifilm XF50mm F1 R WR

The FUJINON XF50mmF1.0 R WR will allow you to experience sharpness like you have never seen before. Free from vignetting and the ability to control aberrations, creates precision with extremely creamy bokeh. Auto focus on this F1.0 lens is effortless and the weather resistance removes any concerns that elements can cause. The XF50mmF1.0 R WR is a powerful lens that will change the way you capture the world.

Specifications

TypeXF50mmF1.0 R WR
Lens configuration12 elements in 9 groups
(includes 1 aspherical, 2 ED elements)
Focal lengthf=50mm (76mm)
Angle of view31.7°
Max. apertureF1.0
Min. apertureF16
Aperture control
Number of blades9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Step size1/3EV (25 steps)
Minimum Object Distance70cm
Max. magnification0.08x
External dimensions : Diameter x Length*1 (approx.)Ø87mm×103.5mm
Weight*2 (approx.)845g
Filter sizeØ77mm

Panasonic releases Lumix DC-S5 — 4K Mirrorless Full-Frame

New Panasonic DMC-S5

Full-frame mirrorless camera LUMIX S5 combines maneuverability with uncompromising still photo and video performance. The 4th model of the LUMIX S Series camera is born. Packing the essence of the conventional S Series camera in a compact, lightweight body, the new hybrid full-frame mirrorless camera LUMIX S5 provides excellent performance in both shooting photos and recording videos for serious, enthusiastic photographers and videographers.

DC-S5KKFeatures

  • LIGHTWEIGHT, POWERFUL HYBRID CAMERA FOR VIBRANT STILL PHOTOGRAPHY AND CINEMATIC VIDEO:Realize your creative vision with a compact hybrid camera that delivers gorgeous, high-sensitivity still photography and extraordinary 4K 60p, 4:2:2 10-bit video recording, offering a FHD 180fps Slow Motion option as well as 4:3 Anamorphic support. The S5 is perfect for use when talking still photos or as a vlog camera.
  • DETAILED PHOTO AND VIDEO THAT WILL DELIGHT ENTHUSIASTS AND EXPERTS ALIKE: The Lumix S5 makes it easy and accessible to capture content in impressive high resolution. 96MP High Resolution Recording mode delivers with clarity and precision. Dual Native ISO minimizes noise in high sensitivity. V-Log/V-Gamut compatibility offers a 14+ stop dynamic range to capture every detail.
  • IMPROVED, HIGH-PRECISION AUTOFOCUS AND POWERFUL IMAGE STABILIZATION:Improved autofocus includes detection of the head as well as eyes, face and body, to capture subjects with ease and precision. 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 enables 6.5-stop slower shutter speed. Also equipped with Double SD memory card slot (UHS-II/UHS-I) for reliability.
  • EXPANDED FEATURES OFFER NEW LEVELS OF CREATIVITY: Use Live View Composite mode to instantly create a stunning image out of several live shots; the shutter releases at designated intervals of exposure time to merge the bright parts into a single image. Useful for shooting fireworks or a starry sky.
  • COMPACT, RESILIENT CAMERA SUSTAINS PROLONGED USE:The S5 has the lightweight portability you expect from LUMIX, and is dust and splash resistant* to withstand tough field use. Optimized heat dispersion ensures a stable, continuous video recording without interruption.

Panasonic LUMIX S5, 4K Mirrorless Full-Frame L-Mount Camera, LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 Lens – (DC-S5KK)DC-S5KK

LUMIX S5 is a high-quality, high-performance hybrid full-frame mirrorless camera designed especially for content creators, helping you bring your ideas forward in breathtaking clarity and color. Still photos and video come alive using the latest advances in image resolution, image stabilization, and autofocus, all in the lightweight, compact, durable body that is the signature of Lumix.

At the heart of the camera, the LUMIX S5 contains a 24.2-megapixel 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor that boasts a wide dynamic range and high sensitivity performance made possible by sufficient light condensation. The LUMIX S5 further realizes recording maximum ISO51200 crystal-clear high sensitivity video with the adoption of the Dual Native ISO technology.

As a pioneer of photo/video hybrid mirrorless cameras, the LUMIX has the largest lineup of cameras that record 4K 10-bit video*2. As the latest member of the family, the LUMIX S5 is capable of 4K 60p/50p 4:2:0 10-bit, and 4K 30p/25p 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording. It is also capable of 4K 60p/50p 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI output. For 4K 30p/25p 4:2:0 8-bit internal recording, there is no time limit. Panasonic’s exceptional heat dispersion technology realizes stable, long time video recording. The LUMIX S5 provides 14+ stops of dynamic range, which is as wide as those of cinema cameras, and V-Log / V-Gamut compatibility with popular colorimetry called “VariCam Look”. A variety of recording formats and modes including 4:3 Anamorphic mode, Slow & Quick Motion, 4K/60p interval shooting and 4K HDR are also provided.

The LUMIX S5 boasts high-speed, high-precision AF in both photo shooting and video recording that are made possible with advanced deep-learning technology featuring real-time detection of the subject’s type and parts such as human eye, face, head and body.

Combining the Body I.S. (5-axis) in the camera and the O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) in the LUMIX S Series lens, the 5-axis Dual I.S.2 compensates for blurring even powerfully, allowing the use of a 6.5-stop*3 slower shutter speed. The splash/dust-resistant* rugged design provides professional photographers with high reliability.

To enhance the photographic experience, the 96-megapixel High Resolution Mode (JPEG/RAW), Live View Composite function and HLG Photo mode are available.

Thanks to the high energy efficiency and a new 2,200mAh high-capacity battery, it can capture approximately 470 pictures (using the LVF) / 1,500 pictures (in Power Save LVF mode). It complies with a USB power charging and power supply. Double SD Card slot (UHS-IIx1 and UHS-I x1), 5GHz/2.4GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity are also supported. The LUMIX S Series full-frame mirrorless camera system adopts the L-Mount system to provide users with a diverse and future-proof range of products from Panasonic, Leica Camera and Sigma.

* Dust and Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this lens is subjected to direct contact with dust and water.

*2 Of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, as of 2 September, 2020.

*3 Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=200mm when S-E70200 is used. Firmware must be updated to the latest version.

Panasonic launches AK-UC3300 4K HDR Studio broadcast Camera System

Product details

The AK-UC3300 4K studio camera system is designed for professional broadcast use. Equipped with a 11-megapixel sensor, it is ideal for high-resolution 4K video shooting. A 2x HD high-speed video shooting function provides excellent operability when shooting rapid movements such as during sports and live events.

4K Studio Camera that realizes excellent color reproduction with high sensitivity and low noise

The AK-UC3300GJ/UC3300GSJ 4K Studio Camera is designed for use by broadcasting services and is equipped with a large 11-megapixel sensor. Oversampling obtains high-resolution 4K video shooting with a horizontal resolution of 2,000 TV lines while an S/N ratio of 62 dB or more is maintained at high sensitivities. In addition to the 2x speed HD high-speed shooting function, the skew reduction function realized through the high reading speed (1/100 of a second) provides excellent operability when shooting rapid movements such as during sports and live events.

4K and HD multiformat support is provided and simultaneous UHD and HD output are possible. A flexible operation adapted to the application can also be achieved. By combining with AK-UCU600PJ / UCU600EJ / UCU600PSJ / UCU600ESJ Camera Control Units (CCU), 12G-SDI output, TICO*1 over SDI output and SMPTE ST2110*2 output can be supported. A system that supports various next-generation production environments can be created.

Supported Formats

UHD2160/59.94p, 2160/50p, 2160/29.97p, 2160/25p, 2160/23.98p, 2160/29.97PsF, 2160/25PsF, 2160/23.98PsF, 2160/23.98PsF & over 59.94i
HD1080/59.94p, 1080/50p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/29.97PsF, 1080/25PsF, 1080/23.98PsF
720/59.94p, 720/50p
HD (High Speed)1080/59.94p-120fps, 1080/50p-100fps, 1080/59.94i-120fps, 1080/50i-100fps, 720/59.94p-120fps, 720/50p-100fps

LOWEL® LAUNCHES PROFESSIONAL GRADE CENTURY STANDS

Hauppauge, NY- August 11, 2020 – Lowel®, a division of The Tiffen Company, has launched the Lowel 40” C-Stands, a motion picture and photography industry standard for go-to accessories in the studio or on location. The 40-inch double-riser shaft is outfitted with unique ergonomic locking tri-knobs that offer a firm grip and secure hold. The familiar staggered leg height design allows nesting several stands close together, and fast deployment. Lowel C-stands follow industry standard sizes to perfectly fit on grip trucks or C-stand hangers. When combined with the Lowel grip head and arm, there’s no better tool for supporting light fixtures and light-modifiers like gobos, flags, silks, and scrims.

The turtle-base model C-stand (CTB-40) features spring-loaded legs for fast setup and breakdown and for easy travel and storage. The removable base with a 1⅛-inch junior receiver facilitates exchanging riser sections with accessories like a stand adapter for low-angle lighting or replacing the legs with a runway base for greater mobility.

The sliding-leg model C-stand (CSL-40) features a movable top leg that’s secured by a tri-knob. It’s designed for leveling the stand on uneven surfaces like stairs, hills, and curbs.

Lowel’s Grip Head (CGH-25) provides 5/8 and 3/8-inch holes for mounting grip arms and other lighting fixtures or grip equipment. The 40-inch Grip Arm (CGA-40) features a fixed 2.5-inch grip head and a pin with a flat recess that prevents slipping or rotating when mounting small light fixtures.

Features & Benefits

  • Heavy-duty – designed for loads up to 22 lbs./10 kg
  • Industry-standard size to perfectly stack & store on carts, grip truck hangers or studio racks
  • Aluminum castings with stainless steel Helicoil inserts
  • Captive “no backout” tri-knob handles with hex-nut wrench interface
  • Tapered brass brakes for fast and secure riser adjustment
  • Top riser with a welded knurled baby pin to prevent rotation of grip head or lighting fixture
  • Spring-loaded and welded 1.5mm tube wall thickness steel legs
  • Serrated Grip Head with an aluminum gasket to prevent slipping and sagging
  • Stainless steel Grip Arm with flat recess pin to limit slipping or rotation of light fixtures
  • Choice of Turtle Base or Sliding Leg Base
  • Choice of electroplated chrome or powder-coated black finish

Olympus announces the new OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS new lens.

The new OM-D E-M10 Mark IV is the perfect camera for growing your photography skills. With in-body 5-axis image stabilization, you can take sharp photos and video even in low light. The flip-down touch screen makes navigating the menus easy. Weighing less than a pound, you’ll carry this camera on all of your adventures. Shoot. Share. Inspire.

You’ve started to enjoy photography. Shots from your cell phone aren’t enough anymore, and you’re looking to
get to the next level. The OM-D E-M10 Mark IV is for you. This easy-to-use camera is perfect for developing your
talent and skills. You’ll find features for taking one amazing shot after another. Foolproof technology eliminates
motion blur for super sharp, stunningly bright stills and video — even in dark locations. Take a self-portrait
instantly and share it in seconds. Best of all, it weighs only a pound with the lens. You won’t find a lighter, more
portable camera. The E-M10 Mark IV. Take your photography further.

OM-D E-M10 MARK IV
SHOOT. SHARE. INSPIRE.

Features:
• 20 MP Image Sensor
• Shake-Free 5-Axis Image Stabilization
• 16 Art Filters
• 180° Flip Touch Screen
• Ultra HD 4K Video
• Built-In Wi-Fi
• Built-In Flash

Available Colors: Silver & Black

The body price is $699 available in silver or black, also available as a kit with 14-42 EZ lens is $799.00

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS boasts in-lens image stabilization and weather sealing in a compact and lightweight form. This lens is ideal for wildlife, motorsports, and telephoto macro shooting. Optional teleconverter boosts range to an astounding 1600mm, allowing you to capture details on a bird’s wing from far away!

M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS
THE COMPACT EXTREME ZOOM
A lens with so much telephoto power that’s so compact and lightweight shouldn’t exist.
But it does with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS, and you’ll love the
freedom that comes with it. It packs a full-frame equivalent focusing range of 200mm
to 800mm. An optional teleconverter boosts it to an astounding 1600mm. That’s strong
enough to sharply capture details on a bird’s wing from 100 yards away. It’s an ideal lens
for wildlife, motorsports, and telephoto macro shooting. Don’t worry about the weather; it’s
weather sealed. At just 39.5 ounces, it’s no sweat to carry, hold, and shoot for hours.

M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS Specifications
Focal Length
35mm Equivalent Focal Length

100-400mm
200-800mm

Primary Genres:

Telephoto Macro
Bird Wildlife

Motor Sports Insect Flower

Lens Construction 21 elements in 15 groups (4 ED lenses, 2 Super HR lenses, 2 HR lenses)
Weatherproofing IEC Standard publication 60529 IPX1

(applies when the lens is used with Olympus splashproof Body) / Dustproof construction

Focusing System High-speed Imager AF (MSC)
Angle of View 12 degrees (Wide) – 3.1 degrees (Tele)
Closest Focusing Distance 1.3m (at all focal lengths)
Maximum Image Magnification
35mm Equivalent Max. Image Magnification

0.09x (wide) / 0.29x (tele)
0.17x (wide) / 0.57x (tele)

Minimum Field Size 202.4 × 152.1mm (wide) / 60.3×45.3mm (tele)
Number of Blades 9 (circular aperture diaphragm)
Maximum Aperture F5.0 (100mm) to F6.3 (400mm)
Minimum Aperture F22
Lens IS Mechanism VCM (voice coil motor)

IS Performance

Lens IS 3 steps*

  • According to CIPA standards. With yaw and pitch applied and focal length set to 400mm.
    Non supported 5-axis Sync IS*
  • IS switch
    ON: The stabilizing function of the lens operates.
    OFF: The stabilizing function of the lens is off. The stabilizing function of the camera operates
    according to the setting on the camera. If you do not want to use the stabilizing function,
    disable the function on both the camera and the lens.

Filter Size Diameter 72mm
Dimensions φ86.4 × 205.7mm
Weight 1,120g (without Tripod Adapter, Lens Cap, Lens Rear Cap, and Lens Hood)
Box Contents LH-76D Lens Hood, LC-72D Lens Cap, LR-2 Lens Rear