Corel Introduces PaintShop Pro 2018

Dramatically redesigned interface, accelerated performance, enhanced tools, and loads of all-new creative content jump-start your creative projects

Ottawa, Ontario – Aug. 9, 2017

Corel introduces PaintShop® Pro 2018, the complete photo editing and graphic design suite that offers more speed, flexibility, and creativity than ever before. Enhance your editing experience with a redesigned and customizable user interface that’s now friendlier with high-resolution displays and pen and touch devices. Start and finish your next project faster thanks to improved performance under the hood — and express your creativity with more than 125 pieces of exciting new content including brushes, gradients, textures, and patterns.

“Whether you’re looking for professional photo editing power or just getting started, you need software that lets you jump in and be productive right away. PaintShop Pro now lets you choose from two unique interfaces, plus it gives you the ability to customize them to build an editing and design environment that’s uniquely your own,” said Chris Pierce, Product Manager for Corel Photo. “With PaintShop Pro 2018, we’re delivering a dramatically faster, easier, and highly creative experience that’s even more accessible and of course, still subscription free.”

The new PaintShop Pro 2018 and PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate boost productivity with user-requested enhancements and spark creativity with all-new content, including:

  • NEW! Dual Workspace Environment: Introducing two new workspaces designed to match the way you work! New to photo editing or looking to focus on a core set of tools? Try the new Essentials workspace for an easy-to-use, streamlined look. Or, if you’re a PaintShop Pro expert, switch to the Complete workspace for a more traditional experience that offers access to the software’s complete editing and design capabilities.
  • NEW! Simplified, Touch & Pen-Friendly Interface: Now get more control over features, functionality, and customization. Node size not right? Change it. Scroll bar too small? Make it bigger. New larger icons now make it easy to work on touchscreens, 2-in-1 devices, and high-DPI monitors.
  • ENHANCED! Faster Launch Time & Performance: Time is precious and whether you’re launching a program or performing a specific action, no one likes to wait around. PaintShop Pro 2018 launches more than 50% faster than the previous version (X9), while the software’s most popular tools now respond with near-instant results. Text Wrapping is faster and Depth of Field adjustments can be achieved 4 times quicker than before.
  • NEW! Customizable Toolbars: Be more productive with larger, easier-to-see icons and use the new Quick Customize feature to update your toolbars with the tools you want at your fingertips.
  • NEW! Color Palettes, Brushes & More Creative Content: Choose from a selection of complementary hues with 10 new Color Palettes, apply artistic strokes with 30 new Brushes, and get creative with 30 new Gradients, 30 new Textures, and 15 new Patterns.

Choose PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate, the comprehensive editing kit for photographers, and also receive a collection of add-ons worth more than $250 including:

  • NEW! Painter® Essentials™ 5: Get photo-painting tools that easily transform your pictures into impressive art right before your eyes. Or start sketching, drawing, and painting from scratch using Natural-Media® brushes.
  • NEW! Perfectly Clear 3 SE: Restore details, color, and other elements lost by your camera with the proven, patented corrections. Create a custom look with robust, time-saving presets that let you control multiple adjustments with just one click — all without leaving PaintShop Pro.
  • AfterShot™ 3: With the addition of AfterShot, get a one-two punch to rival Adobe’s Creative Cloud photography subscription, only without the monthly fee — including, digital asset management, RAW conversion, and adjustment. Take advantage of non-destructive editing that preserves your original, whether you edit one version of your photo or 100.

Photo Video Bundle Delivers a Complete Editing Package

Also introduced today, the Photo Video Bundle brings together PaintShop Pro 2018 and VideoStudio® Pro X10 for a complete photo, design, and video editing package to help tell your story. For more information on the Corel Photo Video Bundle, visit us at www.paintshoppro.com/photo-video-bundle.

Pricing and Availability

PaintShop Pro 2018 and PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate are available now in English, German, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Traditional Chinese, and Japanese. Suggested retail pricing (SRP) for PaintShop Pro 2018 is $79.99 (USD/CAN) / EUR 69.99 / £69.99 / $99 AUD. SRP for PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate is $99.99 (USD/CAN) / EUR 89.99 / £89.99/ $129 AUD. SRP for PaintShop Pro 2018 and Video Studio X10 bundle is $159.99 (USD/CAN) / EUR 139.99 / £139.99/ $199 AUD. All European pricing includes VAT. Upgrade pricing is available to registered users of all previous versions of PaintShop Pro. For more information or to download a free 30-day trial, please visit www.paintshoppro.com.

To discover how you can bring the power of PaintShop Pro to your business and learn more about volume licensing for commercial or education-based organizations, please visit www.paintshoppro.com/business.

Canon Malaysia EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera Log Upgrade

Canon Marketing Malaysia service is ready to perform Canon log upgrade for EOS 5D MK 4.  With cost of RM430 exclude GST.

 Canon Log( C Log) is setting used on video mode with enhanced color grading options.  As short, below points of improvement.

  • Better details in shadow, less clipping in highlights
  • Wider dynamic range up to 12 stops,  perfect for video recording in difficult lighting conditions

After upgrade, Canon log settings will added in video menu as below.

For more information on the log upgrade features, please refer to below link.

https://www.usa.canon.com/ internet/portal/us/home/ explore/see-legendary/canon- log

Contact Canon Malaysia at:

Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
Consumer Imaging & Information Division
Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
No. 6-2-01, Canon Tower, UOA Business Park (Tower 6),
Jalan Pengaturcara U1/51A, Seksyen U1,
40150 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

US Army Banned DJI Products

A leaked US Army memo obtained by unmanned aviation news site sUAS News is making some waves in the drone world today. In the memo, the largest branch of the United States armed forces called for its units to “cease all use, uninstall all DJI applications, remove all batteries/storage media from devices, and secure equipment for follow on directions.”

The decision was reached by the US Navy and the US Army Research Lab, which identified ‘operational risks’ and ‘user vulnerabilities’ in DJI’s products.

The memo does not go into detail regarding the specific vulnerabilities, saying only that,

Due to increased awareness of cyber vulnerabilities associated with DJI products, it is directed that the U.S. Army halt use of all DJI products. This guidance applies to all DJI UAS and any system that employs DJI electrical components or software including, but not limited to, flight computers, cameras, radios, batteries, speed controllers, GPS units, handheld control stations, or devices with DJI software applications installed.

DJI’s public relations manager Michael Perry responded to the news in an e-mail to sUAS News, saying the company was ‘surprised and disappointed’ that the Army didn’t consult DJI during the decision process. “We are happy to work directly with any organization, including the U.S. Army, that has concerns about our management of cyber issues,” wrote Perry, saying that DJI would reach out to the US Army to confirm the memo and better understand what they mean by ‘cyber vulnerabilities.’

To read the full memo and response, or dive a bit deeper into some of the cyber security concerns surrounding DJI’s products, head over to sUAS News by clicking here.

YongNuo Unveiled First Li-ion Powered Flash – YN686EX-RT

Hong Kong camera company Yongnuo, known for its affordable lighting gear and knockoff Canon lenses, has launched its first Li-ion powered speedlite: the YN686EX-RT flash for the Canon RT system. (Nikon version should be available in a few months time).

The first company that introduces Li-ion flash is Godox, model VN860 that can deliver over 500 full power shots at ultra fast recycle time of less than 2 seconds. Normal AA powered flash requires 4 seconds recycle time in full power output.

The YongNuo YN686EX-RT Speedlite—which was quietly released a couple of months ago—is available through eBay and Amazon and features an integrated 2.4GHz transceiver and a 2,000mAh Li-ion battery able to power 750 full-power flashes. This model can be used as either a master or a slave, and it offers optical slave triggering, according to the Speedlite’s product page.

In addition, the Speedlite YN686EX-RT features a dot-matrix LCD display that shows the battery charge level, a USB port for firmware updates, and an electric zoom lamp head with a 20 – 200mm range. Other features include high-speed sync with shutter speeds up to 1/8000s, a stroboscopic mode, and support for both Custom Functions Setting and Auto-Save Setting.

Yongnuo’s Speedlite YN686EX-RT is available online starting at $150 USD (around RM645).

Elinchrom New Distributor in Malaysia – Shriro Malaysia

Shriro Malaysia have been appointed as the Exclusive distributor for Elinchrom products in Malaysia, effective 1st August 2017.

For servicing and spare part related, please refer to Shriro Malaysia.
Email: imaging@shriro.com.my
Contact No: 603-7874 9842
Service Centre Address: Shriro Malaysia at Lot 22&24, Jalan 225, Section 51A, 46100, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Malaysia.
(Open from Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.30pm), except Public Holiday.

Elinchrom Service – Terms & Conditions

  • Inspection Process & Fee
    • RM50 inspection fee will be imposed. Upon confirmation of repair, the inspection fee will be waived
  • Labour Fee – Labour Fee is vary from different category of lights and accessories
    • Compact Series – RM150
    • Battery Pack Series – RM200
    • Power Pack Series – RM250
    • Other Accessories – RM150 & above
  • Courier Charges
    • If Within warranty period – Customer to bear the freight charges to Shriro Malaysia
    • If NOT Within warranty period – Customer to bear all freight charges during repair
  • Warranty Period*
    • 2 Years manufacturing warranty*
    • Manufacturing warranty covers the cost of parts & labour*
  • The warranty does not cover the damage resulting from:
    • Abuse, accident, misuse, improper storage, exposure to liquid, moisture, and dampness.
    • External causes such as collision, fire, flooding, sand, dirt, windstorm and lighting.
    • Exposure to extreme weather conditions such as acts of god, theft, blown fuse or improper use of electrical source
    • Improper testing, operation, maintenance, installation or any alteration or modification of the products
    • Cosmetic damages including but not limited to dents or scratches in decorative, structural, or non-operative parts resulting from normal customer use
    • Serial number or warranty seal on the equipment has been altered, defaced or removed.
  • General T&C
    • Customer need to present the original sales invoice during warranty claim. Failed to do so, Shriro Malaysia has the right to treat this as non-warranty products
    • All changed parts are non-returnable
    • All parts changed by Shriro Malaysia, shall be covered by a 3 MONTHS warranty period from the date when the repair is completed.
    • Customer shall collect their products within 5 days after receiving email or call from Shriro Malaysia

Couples Told by Court to Pay US$1.08M (RM4.625M) to a Wedding Photographer in Defamation Lawsuit

Photographers are cheering the end of a marathon lawsuit today, a case that pinned beleaguered wedding photographer Andrea Polito against blogger Neely Moldovan (update 03 Aug 2017: her blog seems to be inaccessible right now) and her husband, who set out to destroy her career after a minor disagreement over their wedding photos.

The whole dispute began over a $125 photo album cover that the couple didn’t want to pay for.

Polito had photographed the couple’s wedding in October of 2014, and when Moldovan followed up a few weeks later to ask about the photos, the photographer reminded her that the photos wouldn’t be released until the album was completed. According to the contract they had signed, the Moldovans would have to submit an order form and select a cover photo.

The couple balked, and Polito sent an email saying she would absorb the cost of the album cover to keep them happy. Two days later, she learned that the Moldovans had contacted several local news stations, claiming she was “holding their photos hostage.” In just a few days, this narrative went viral and essentially destroyed Polito’s 13-year-old business. What’s more, the couple gloated about their success online, liked defamatory statements on Yelp and more.

Polito filed a defamation suit against the couple in April of 2015, and on Friday a jury found in Polito’s favor, ordering the Moldovans to pay US$1.08 million (RM4.625M) in damages for the “defamatory, disparaging and malicious statements” they made. Polito’s attorney, Dave Wishnew, took to Facebook to celebrate the verdict:

“Freedem of speech does not mean freedom from consequences,” writes Wishnew. “There are real world consequences for maliciously attacking a business online with venom and lies.”

For Polito’s part, she’s relieved, if exhausted:

“I’m emotionally exhausted. This has been a very long battle,” she tells the Dallas Morning News. “Last Friday when the verdict was read I felt a little bit relieved, but most importantly I feel my reputation was restored to myself. What’s been so hard the past couple of years has been feeling so ashamed of this story.”

The case might not be over yet—as the Moldovans can still appeal the ruling—but this is a big win for photographers everywhere. In the Internet age, when a viral news story can destroy a 13-year career overnight, it’s nice to know that justice is still an attainable goal… even if it does take two and a half years to get there.

YongNuo Introduces Two New 100mm F/2 Lens and 40mm F/2.8 Lens for Nikon

YongNuo, started as a cheap China flash / speedlight maker, has ventured into camera lens business. In recent years, they have made 50mm, 35mm and 100mm lenses for the Canon mount.

Nikon users looking for some budget glass will soon have a couple of new options. According to a detailed report by Nikon Rumors – complete with product shots, specs, MTF charts and more—Chinese gear maker Yongnuo will soon release both a 100mm F2N lens and 40mm F2.8N pancake lens for Nikon F-mount.

 

The 100mm F2 lens is already available for Canon EF mount, and we have no reason to believe the Nikon version will be much different. According to the specs posted on NR, the lens features eight lens elements in six groups, a 9-blade aperture, autofocus support, a max aperture of F19 and a minimum focusing distance of 0.9m (~3 feet).

The 40mm F2.8 pancake lens isn’t available in any mount yet, but when it does arrive it will reportedly sport six lens elements in four groups, a 6-blade aperture, max aperture of F22, a minimum focusing distance of 0.3m (~1 foot) and will only weigh 130g.

Nikon Rumors seems to believe these lenses will be official very soon, possibly later this week. The 100mm F2 should cost around RM742.00 (incl. GST) (the price of the current Canon version), and we’ll just have to wait to see where Yongnuo prices their 40mm F2.8.

 

45% Leica Share is Up for Sale!

Reuters is reporting that investment group Blackstone is “in talks with potential buyers” in an attempt to sell its 45% stake in Leica Camera, possibly to Zeiss. The other 55% of the company is owned by the Kaufmann family, who brought in Blackstone as a co-investor in 2011.

The report cites “people close to the matter,” who claim the investor has already teamed up with an investment bank and “held talks” with potential buyers, although the process hasn’t entered the bidding stage yet. Potential buyers include Zeiss and, more speculatively, Huawei, neither of whom would comment on the matter. However, Reuters’ sources said Zeiss would only be interested if it could acquire a majority stake in the company, something the Kaufmann family might not go for.

Speaking with Reuters, Leica chairman Andreas Kaufmann said his family “has long-term goals with Leica Camera,” long term meaning a 100-year timeline.

Last year, there was some talk of Chinese investor CDH buying out Blackstone’s stake in Leica, but no deal was struck. But it’s a new year, and Blackstone could earn a pretty penny for selling its stake in Leica. According to Reuters, the iconic camera brand is expected to report earnings “of roughly 70 million euros” this year at a valuation of around 700 million euros, or approximately $828 million USD.

You can read the full report at this link.

Voigtlander 65mm F2 E-Mount Macro Lens – The Finest Ever?!

Voigtlander has a legendary 125mm Macro lens, which was selling at over RM3500 after it discontinued in production.

It is an exciting news that Voigtlander is going to produce another macro lens. Although 65mm seems a bit short, but it has F/2 aperture and is actually a nice portrait lens as well!

Is this the finest lens from Voigtlander? We hope so, and from the photo, it does looks like a full metal body construction. It is sad that the lens is only available in Sony E Mount. Let’s hope that Voigtlander will introduce at least Canon and Nikon mount of the lens in the near future.

MACRO APO-LANTHAR 65mm F2 Aspherical

Announcing the release of the Voigtländer MACRO APO- LANTHAR 65mm F2 Aspherical, a Sony E-mount macro lens for full frame sensors incorporating an apochromatic optical design and inscribed with the designation “APO-LANTHAR”

We announce the release of the Voigtländer MACRO APO-LANTHAR 65mm F2 Aspherical, a Sony E-mount macro lens for full frame sensors. The APO-LANTHAR designation is given to especially high performance lenses in the Voigtländer lens lineup. The legendary APO-LANTHAR lens that continues to enthrall photographers with its outstanding imaging performace and beautiful rendering was born in 1954, but its origins can be traced back around 120 years (see additional info about the APO-LANTHAR below).

A need for apochromatic optical designs that reduce the longitudinal chromatic aberrations of the three primary colors (RGB) of light to practically zero arose with the increasing popularity of color film. Now, with the current range of high- resolution digitals sensors, this need for extremely high-level control of chromatic aberrations is even more pertinent than when film changed from monochrome to color. So rather than just being for already solved old technologies, apochromatic optical designs are indeed a subject requiring serious consideration in the digital age.

The Voigtländer MACRO APO-LANTHAR 65mm F2 Aspherical, which inherits the designation “APO- LANTHAR”, is a high performance manual focus macro lens optimized for the imaging sensors of Sony mirrorless cameras. The optical performance of this lens, which provides an image circle capable of covering a full frame sensor, rates as one of the finest in the history of Voigtländer. Sharp imaging performance is obtained from maximum aperture where you can enjoy blurring the background, and by utilizing a floating mechanism this lens delivers outstanding image quality for subjects from the minimum focusing distance of 31cm (reproduction ratio of 1:2) through to infinity. This lens is a manual focus and manual aperture design, but also features electrical contacts that enable the lens settings at image capture to be included in the Exif information of the image data. Furthermore, the lens is installed with a distance encoder to enable support for 5-axis image stabilization on bodies with this feature, for example by providing distance to subject information used in X,Y shift compensation. Focus peaking while manual focusing is also supported.

Main features

  • Full frame Sony E-mount with electrical contacts
  • Apochromatic optical design that eliminates chromatic aberrations
  • Enhanced high performance utilizing aspherical lens surfaces
  • Optical design optimized for digital imaging sensors
  • Extremely solid and durable all-metal barrel
  • Manual focus for precise focusing
  • Maximum reproduction ratio of 1:2 at a minimum focus distance of 31 cm

Additional info about the APO-LANTHAR

The history of the APO-LANTHAR begins with the HELIAR invented by Hans Harting in 1900. Despite its simple optical configuration of five elements in three groups, the HELIAR was a lens with superb depictive performance. As an example of the HELIAR optical formula still being valid in the present day, it is used in the currently available HELIAR Vintage Line 50mm F3.5, a lens known for its superb depictive performance. Furthermore, a HELIAR is recorded as being the lens used to take imperial portraits of Emperor Showa, and it is said the HELIAR lens was extremely highly regarded for its beautiful depictive performance and even treated as a family treasure by portrait photography businesses during the Showa period.

Moving forward about half a century from the birth of the HELIAR to 1954, Albrecht Wilhelm Tronnier developed a lens using the same five-elements-three-groups configuration as the HELIAR utilizing new glass types to achieve performance that exceeded the HELIAR. That lens was the APO-LANTHAR. The APO in APO- LANTHAR indicates an apochromatic optical design. The main characteristic of such a lens is that longitudinal chromatic aberrations caused by the different wavelengths (frequencies) of the three primary colors (RGB) of light are reduced to practically zero to achieve high-level color reproduction. Color film slowly gained popularity after its release in 1935, and one reason why the APO-LANTHAR was developed was to address a growing need to capture light more faithfully than possible with monochrome film.

The first camera to be fitted with an APO-LANTHAR lens was the 6 x 9 roll film rangefinder camera representative of post-war Voigtlander, the Bessa II. There were three different lens variations of this camera: APO-LANTHAR 4.5/100, COLOR-HELIAR 3.5/105, and COLOR-SKOPAR 3.5/105. The APO-LANTHAR 4.5/100 variation has red, green, and blue (RGB) rings indicating the apochromatic optical design engraved around the front of the lens barrel to differentiate it from the other versions as a special lens. Due to the rarity and high performance of the Bessa II fitted with APO-LANTHAR lens, this camera has become a legendary camera traded on the used market at high prices and the envy of camera collectors.

As homage to the RGB colors that differentiate the APO-LANTHAR from other lenses beginning with the BESSA II, the MACRO APO-LANTHAR 65mm F2 Aspherical also features three colored dashes indicating the RGB colors at the front edge of the lens barrel.

Nikon Firmware Update for D600, D610, D750 and KeyMission 80 Cameras

Nikon has updated multiple camera models with new firmware, bringing many bug fixes, as well as some new lens support and improvements to the D600 (version 1.03), D610 (version 1.02), D750 (version 1.12), and KeyMission 80 (version 1.2). All four updates are available to download now from the Nikon website. The full update changelogs are listed below:

Nikon D600 v1.03

  • Added support for the following features of AF-P lenses:
    • If the standby timer expires after the camera has focused, the focus position will not change when the timer is reactivated.
    • In manual focus mode, the focus indicator in the viewfinder (or in live view, the focus point selected in the monitor) will flash to show that infinity or the minimum focus distance has been reached by rotating the focus ring.
  • Added support for AF-P DX lenses.
  • Fixed the following issues:
    • Optimal exposure would sometimes not be achieved in photos taken in live view using a lens with electromagnetically controlled aperture (type E lenses).
    • When used to take pictures after an option was selected for Custom Setting d10 (Exposure delay mode) in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU, Camera Control Pro 2 would sometimes display the error “The camera was not able to take a picture.” despite having actually taken the picture.

Nikon D610 v1.02

  • Added support for the following features of AF-P lenses:
    • If the standby timer expires after the camera has focused, the focus position will not change when the timer is reactivated.
    • In manual focus mode, the focus indicator in the viewfinder (or in live view, the focus point selected in the monitor) will flash to show that infinity or the minimum focus distance has been reached by rotating the focus ring.
  • Added support for AF-P DX lenses.
  • Fixed the following issues:
    • Optimal exposure would sometimes not be achieved in photos taken in live view using a lens with electromagnetically controlled aperture (type E lenses).
    • When used to take pictures after an option was selected for Custom Setting d10 (Exposure delay mode) in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU, Camera Control Pro 2 would sometimes display the error “The camera was not able to take a picture.” despite having actually taken the picture.

Nikon D750

  • Added support for the following features of AF-P lenses:
    •  If the standby timer expires after the camera has focused, the focus position will not change when the timer is reactivated.
    •  In manual focus mode, the focus indicator in the viewfinder (or in live view, the focus point selected in the monitor) will flash to show that infinity or the minimum focus distance has been reached by rotating the focus ring.
  • Fixed the following issues:
    •  When pictures were viewed after shooting with Overflow selected for Role played by card in Slot 2 in the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU, the camera would sometimes display the second-last picture taken.
    • Microphone sensitivity would sometimes not be correctly adjusted when movies were recorded with Auto sensitivity > Microphone sensitivity.

Nikon KeyMission 80

  • Improved an issue that interfered with pairing or resulted in unreliable connections when the camera was used with the Android edition of the SnapBridge app.

Nikon D810 Teaser…Shooting Milky Way!

Ok…we are excited. Are you?!

Is this is ultimate astronomy camera?!

Nikon has just released a video using the D850 to shoot the milky way…the results look AMAZING!

The highly-anticipated Nikon D850 is coming soon.

Redefine full frame.

Experience the best of both worlds – exceptional image and video quality in the Nikon D850. Whether your interest lies in the fields of fashion, nature, sports or wedding photography and videography, this versatile, FX-format DSLR will have the best combination of superb resolution and high speed to achieve detailed and vivid images.

Below is the official press release from Nikon on the development of the D850:

Development of Digital SLR Camera Nikon D850

MELVILLE, NY – Nikon Inc. is pleased to announce the development of the next generation full-frame, high-resolution, high-speed digital SLR cameras with the upcoming release of the highly-anticipated Nikon D850. This announcement coincides with Nikon’s 100th anniversary of its establishment, which is celebrated today.

The D850 will be a formidable tool for creators who will not compromise on exceptional image quality and versatility, including both aspiring and professional photographers as well as hobbyists who capture landscapes, weddings, sports, fashion, commercial imagery and multimedia content creators.

The D850 is the successor to the D810, which has been highly praised by its users for offering extremely sharp and clear rendering, with rich tone characteristics. This powerful new FX-format digital SLR camera is engineered with a range of new technologies, features and performance enhancements that are a direct result of feedback from users, who demand the very best from their camera equipment. The D850 will exceed the expectations of the vast range of photographers that seek the high resolution and high-speed capabilities that only a Nikon of this caliber complemented by NIKKOR lenses can offer.

Winners of the 2017 Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards Announced

Magnum and LensCulture officially announced the winners of their 2017 Photography Awards, doling out prizes in six categories: Documentary, Fine Art, Open, Photojournalism, Portrait and Street.

Surely elephant feet are of no use to anyone but the elephant itself. These elephant feet were seized by Border Patrol USA and are currently stored at the National Wildlife Repository Denver, Colorado, USA. Together with their partners in the USA and internationally, Border Patrol is determined to stop the illegal movement of endangered species and their body parts. Britta Jaschinski has been documenting illegally traded wildlife products since August 2016 at borders and airport across the globe.
Refugees in the queue for the checkpoint Idomeni,Greece , March 6 , 2016

Each of the ‘Single Image’ award winners (Magnum and LensCulture also gave out awards for best Series) walks away with US$1,500 in prize money and the serious bragging rights that come with having won an award administered by one of the most prestigious names in photography.

Additionally, all of the winners, finalists and juror’s pics will be screened at various photo festivals worldwide throughout the year.

WINNERS OF THE MAGNUM AND LENSCULTURE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Twelve international photographers have been announced as the winners of the 2017 Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards. The legendary photography agency, Magnum Photos, and LensCulture have joined forces for the second time to produce this opportunity to recognize, reward and support photographic talent. Each photographer will be awarded a cash prize and will also receive international exposure through Magnum Photos and LensCulture’s combined audience of over 6.5 million. The winning projects will be shown in a digital exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery in London later this year and exhibited at photography festivals worldwide. Furthermore, the laureates will be awarded access to expert guidance from Magnum and LensCulture.

The twelve winners of the prestigious award hail from all over the world and deal with a diversity of subjects. Nick Hannes, the Documentary series winner, pursued a project featuring the culture of the elite in Dubai, while Lissa Rivera’s striking portraits of her non-binary partner explore contemporary notions of gender and its narratives in today’s society. All told, the series and single image awards include six categories: Street, Portrait, Photojournalism, Open, Fine Art and Documentary.

SERIES WINNERS

Street: Argus Paul Estabrook, South Korea — “Losing Face”

Portrait: Lissa Rivera, United States — “Beautiful Boy”

Photojournalism: Jason Florio, United Kingdom — “Destination Europe”

Open: Medina Dugger, Nigeria — “Chroma: An Ode to J.D. Okhai Ojeikere”

Fine Art: Daniel Shipp, Australia — “Botanical Inquiry”

Documentary: Nick Hannes, Belgium — “Bread and Circuses”

SINGLE WINNERS

Street: Hakim Boulouiz, Switzerland — “Choral”

Portrait: Artur Zdral, Poland — “Kasia”

Photojournalism: Szymon Barylski – “Fleeing Death”

Open: Britta Jaschinski, United Kingdom — “Confiscated”

Fine Art: Ellie Davis, United Kingdom — “Stars”

Documentary: Retam Kumar Shaw, India – “Street Wrestling”

In addition, twenty-one finalists have also been selected, and each juror has chosen one photographer as a “Juror’s Pick.”

Jurors’ Picks

Edgar Martins, United Kingdom — “Siloquies and Soliloquies on Death, Life and Other Interludes.” Selected by Yumi Goto, independent photography curator, editor, researcher, consultant, and publisher.

Shahria Sharmin, Bangladesh — “Call Me Heena.” Selected by Susan Meiselas, Magnum photographer and MacArthur Fellow.

Christian Werner, Germany — “Road to Ruin.” Selected by Sarah Leen, Director of Photography at National Geographic Magazine.
Sonja Hamad, Germany — “Jin—Jiyan—Azadi: Women, Life, Freedom.” Selected by Lesley Martin, creative director at the Aperture Foundation and publisher of The PhotoBook Review.
Antonio Gibotta, Italy — “Enfarinats.” Selected by Jim Casper, editor-in-chief of LensCulture.

MD Tanveer Rohan, Bangladesh — “Fun Bath.” Selected by David Hurn, Magnum photographer.

Terje Abusdal, Norway — “Slash and Burn.” Selected by Alec Soth, Magnum photographer.

Mirko Saviane, Italy – “B-Uranus.” Selected by Azu Nwagbogu, Founder and Director of LagosPhoto Festival and the African Artists’ Foundation.

Finalists

Zhang KeChun, China — “Between the Mountains and Water”

Thomas Alleman, United States — “The Nature of the Beast: Living On The Land In Los Angeles”

Thom Pierce, South Africa – “The Horsemen of Semonkong”

Sasha Maslov, United States — “Veterans: Faces of World War II”

Roei Greenberg, Israel — “Along the Break”

Paul D’Haese, Belgium — “Building an Imaginary City”

Panos Kefalos, Greece — “Saints”

Jonathan Bachman, United States — “Unrest in Baton Rouge”

Jens Juul, Denmark — “Biotope”

Gregg Segel, United States — “Daily Bread”

Gabriel Romero, United States — “Liberation and Longing”

Emilien Urbano, France — “War of a Forgotten Nation”

Ash Shinya Kawaoto, Japan — “Scrap and Build”

Antonio Faccilongo, Italy — “Habibi”

Ramona Deckers, Netherlands — “Goran in Bed”

Matthew Sowa, United States — “Grandmother’s Room”

Karen Pulfer Focht, United States — “Busiest Brain Surgery Unit”

Farida Lemeatrag, Belgium — “Milo”

Ana Carolina Fernandes, Brazil — “Burning Bus”

Amos Nachoum, United States — “Seal and Penguin”

A.M. Ahad, Bangladesh — “Childhood Covered with Metal Dust”

Sigma MC-11 Firmware Update 1.08

Sigma releases MC-11 Firmware Update 1.08.

Update Date 2017.07.20

It corrects the phenomenon that AF does not operate properly when some lenses that are not compatible with the MC-11 are attached.
※ Before updating the MC-11 firmware, please ensure SIGMA Optimization Pro has been updated to ver. 1.4.1 or later for Windows, and ver. 1.4.0 or later for Macintosh.

Download at:

https://www.sigma-global.com/en/download/lenses/firmware/

 

Fujifilm Malaysia Cash Back Offer (1st July – 31st August)

Fujifilm Malaysia is offering CASH Back Offer to the selected lenses in their line up!

Terms & Conditions

Customers are allow to purchase more than ONE (1) model of lens per invoice but limited to only ONE (1) piece per lens model.
FUJIFILM (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd reserved the right to amend Terms & Conditions this campaign without prior notice. Any decision made by the management of FUJIFILM (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd shall be final and no correspondence will be entertained.

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding this promotion, you may contact us at:

FUJIFILM Malaysia
Tel : +603 – 7966 0799
Email : fmal.digital@fujifilm.com

Canon Malaysia Announced EOS 200D Digital SLR Camera

The Canon EOS 200D (also called Rebel SL2 in USA) is an ultra-compact digital SLR that features a 24MP APS-C-sized CMOS sensor, DIGIC 7 processor and Dual Pixel autofocus system. While its Dual Pixel AF system promises very good live view and video performance, the through-the-viewfinder AF system is aging. This svelte camera has a fully articulating 3″ touchscreen display with an easy-to-use interface, 1080/60p video capture and a burst rate of up to 5 fps. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi (with NFC) and Bluetooth.

Canon Malaysia set the official retail price at RM2,999.00 (incl. GST), but expect the street price to be lower as usual. The camera comes only in kit set paired with EF-S 18-55mm STM Lens, and bundled with free gifts 16GB SD Card + Bag RL CL-02M CLASSIC MII.

Below are the official announcement from Canon Malaysia.