Archive for September 2014

Photokina 2014: Sony Debuts New E-Mount Wide-Angle Lens

Posted by on Monday September 15, 2014 | Uncategorized

Amidst new cameras from many of its competitors, Sony came to Photokina 2014 touting new glass and several new accessories for its full frame E-mount camera system. On the lens front, the Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 lens will arrive in October for $1,350. It features five aspherical elements and three ED glass elements to... More

New $10K Grant Will Send Newborn Babies Home From Hospital As Photo Collectors

Posted by on Monday September 15, 2014 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Fine Art, Fun

A new $10,000 grant to support programs that engage new audiences with photography has been awarded to Pittsburgh photographer Matthew Conboy. The photographer won the grant, which was established by the non-profit Crusade for Art, for a proposal to send newborn babies at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh home with signed prints from local photographers.... More

Sony Courts Filmmakers with New Full Frame Lens

Posted by on Friday September 12, 2014 | Video

Sony’s continued its push to make its full frame mirrorless system attractive to filmmakers with the new FE PZ 28-135mm F G OSS, the first full-frame lens with a power zoom for smoother focusing.  The new E-mount lens is part of Sony’s effort to boost its full frame cameras among filmmakers by tackling three issues that bedevil... More

Nikon’s New D750 Brings Several Firsts to the FX Line

Posted by on Friday September 12, 2014 | Uncategorized

Nikon rolled out the pre-Photokina red carpet for its newest full frame digital SLR: the D750. Situated between the D610 and D810, the D750 will have several firsts for Nikon’s full frame lineup including a new 24.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, Wi-Fi capability, a vari-angle LCD and a new build that makes it the thinnest DSLR in the company’s... More

Robert Frerck on How to Track Down Copyright Infringements in Textbooks

Posted by on Monday September 8, 2014 | Copyright/Legal

After publishing our story about the dozens of lawsuits filed against textbook publishers for reproductions of photos that far exceed the limits of usage licenses, we heard from travel photographer Robert Frerck. He won a summary judgment in August on his copyright infringement claim against Pearson Education, and a settlement last May from McGraw-Hill on... More