Tokyo 2020 Photography News | The Photography News Show #11

by alessandro_carpentiero

This week we have a special about the Tokyo 2020 Photography News, new lenses from Tamron and Pergear, an automated station for bikesphotography, and much more!
Here’s the best news I’ve selected for “The Photography News Show”!


Drone Aerial Show in the Opening Ceremony

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic games have officially started, and the opening ceremony featured an impressive drone show.

In fact, a column of drones rose above the stadium, and it slowly formed a sphere, that quickly transformed into a revolving globe.

As you can see, the result is truly magnificent, which by the way, required the coordination of 1,824 drones.

Canon Photo Service Center Inside the Olympic Press Center

If you want to see a lot of cameras and lenses in the same place, here’s the Canon Photo Service Center inside the Main Press Center of the Olympics, where photographers will be able to rent the EOS-1D X Mark III, the R5, R6, plus all the telephoto lenses.


Nikon Z fc Delays Continues

A few weeks ago, Nikon released the Nikon Z fc, its retro-inspired camera, and apparently, it was a big success.

In fact, there have been many reservations for the camera and the kit lenses, so many that the company can’t keep up with them.

This week, Nikon has in fact issued a statement where it says that the shipments will be slow as demand exceeded expectations.

While the kit that includes the Nikkor 28mm F/2.8 has been postponed indefinitely.

So, in case you’ve been wanting to get this camera, which seems to be a promising one, you’ll have to be a bit patient.

ORBITVU Bike Studio – All-In-One Solution for Bike Photography

The ORBITVU Bike Studio, which is an automated photo studio made to quickly capture & process 360° photos of bikes, accessories, and clothing.

The company has a range of similar solutions for different purposes, and its goal is to cut costs and streamline the workflow with automated photography.

I don’t really like taking away the creative aspect from photography, but at the same time, I’m sure these solutions can be great for e-commerce businesses that need a ton of photos in a short amount of time.

Phantom TMX 5010 Slow-Motion Camera Announced

If you want to almost stop time, you need a slow-motion camera.

Phantom is a company known for its crazy slow-mo cameras, and this week it has released its entry-level model, the TMX 5010, which can shoot 1.16.Million frames per second.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been amazed by how many frames these cameras can capture.


Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Announced

Tamron has announced a new lens, the 18-300mm, which is made for Sony E and Fujifilm X mounts.

It’s an APS-C lens, so it’s equivalent to 27 to 450mm on a full-frame camera, and it will be available later this year.

The price is still unknown, but given that the 18-200 comes at $600, I would expect it to be slightly more expensive than that.

On paper, this looks like an incredibly versatile lens that can be used on a wide variety of scenarios, so let’s wait for its launch for some sample images.

PERGEAR 60mm F2.8 Ultra-Macro 2X Lens

if you’ve always been interested in macro photography, there’s a new, Ultra-Macro lens in the market, the Pergear 60mm f/2.8.

It’s an APS-C lens made for multiple mounts and it promises a magnification ratio of up to 2X.

That’s a crazy zoom level, and it’s surely something I’d like to play around with; if you want to give it a try, you can grab it at $200.


Pelican Rugged Camera Lens Cover

Pelican is a company known for its hard-shell protective cases, but its new product is actually made of silicone!

It’s called the Rugged Camera Lens Cover, and it’s made to protect your lens from dirt, moisture, scratches, and collisions.

It comes at $25, it can accommodate lenses with a diameter between 67 and 120 mm, and I think it can be a useful accessory to protect your lenses in challenging conditions.


2021 “iPhone Photography Awards

This week we have the Winners of the 2021 “iPhone Photography Awards”, which is the 1st iPhone photography competition that has arrived at its 14th iteration.

The interesting thing about this award is that the pictures can only be edited from within the iPhone or iPad, but not in Photoshop or any other desktop software.

It’s said that “The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You”, and these pictures demonstrate it very well.


Will Canon Bring The RF Mount to Its APS-C Lineup?

This week’s rumor comes from Canon, which is reportedly debating if it should bring the RF mount to its APS-C Lineup.
At the moment, in fact, Canon APS-C mirrorless cameras have the EF-M mount, which is not compatible with the RF mount.

I personally love the fact that I can use my Sony lenses both on my full-frame and APS-C cameras, so I think Canon should definitely bring the RF mount to its future APS-C mirrorless cameras to better serve Canon shooters.

So, let’s wait and see what they’ll decide!

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