Sony Airpeak Drone Updates | The Photography News Show #02

by alessandro_carpentiero

Last week was an interesting one with Sony Airpeak drone updates, rumors about the implementation of eye control autofocus in the upcoming Canon EOS R3, new lenses, and much more. Here’s the best news I’ve selected for “The Photography News Show”!

Sony Airpeak Drone Updates

Source: Sony

Back in January, Sony announced that they were working on the Airpeak, a drone intended to be used with Sony Alpha cameras. The project is still under development and Sony is testing the drone extensively. Last month they shared a wind resistance test, while this week Sony shared the footage captured with the Airpeak in Okinawa, Japan.

It’s a short video that shows the drone being used in pretty challenging conditions!

The cameras used for the test are the Sony FX3 (which is a portable, super-capable cinema camera), and the A7S III, another incredible piece of technology, while the lens used in the test is the Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM.
I’m really excited to see the final version of this drone, and I’m sure it’ll bring a lot of innovation and it will be a great addition for those that have already a Sony Alpha kit.

Canon Eye-Controlled Autofocus (EOS R3)

It looks like a patent from Canon, which describes how to build an eye control autofocus integrated into the viewfinder be implemented into the upcoming EOS R3.
There is no info on how the technology will perform, but given that the R3 will be a very high-end camera, I would expect this feature to be kinda revolutionary!

TIPA World Awards 2021

The Technical Image Press Association has announced the winners of the TIPA World Awards 2021, which awards the best imaging products of the year (released until this point).

Here’s the list of the winning cameras!

And here’s the list of the winning lenses:

New Zenit Prime Lenses

Russian manufacturer Zenit has launched 4 new full-frame prime lenses for multiple mounts.

Sony E Mount:

  • Zenitar 35mm f/2
  • Zenitar 50mm f/1.5

Canon EF and Nikon F Mount:

  • Selena 58mm f/1.8
  • Zenitar 60mm f/2.8 Macro

NiSi Circular Black Mist

NiSi has released a new very particular filter, the Circular Black Mist.

It’s a diffusion filter that reduces highlights and lowers contrast, with the natural consequence of softening the skin and creating a soft, pastel-like quality of light.

It’s designed for photographers and filmmakers that are searching for a particular look, and it’s available in three different versions with different strength levels: 1/2, 1/4, and 1/8.

New Sony ZV E-Mount Camera

About 1 year ago, Sony released the ZV-1, which is a camera mainly designed for vlogging. It’s a very interesting product for those who need something easy to create vlogs with, but one of the big downsides is that it has a fixed lens, so it kinda limits your creative possibilities.
The latest rumors talk about a soon-to-be-launched ZV e-mount camera that will come at about $899.

Tired of reading? Watch “The Photography News Show!”

Watch the show on youtube
Watch “The Photography News Show” on YouTube!

You may also like

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.