Nikon D810A : Ground Control To Major Tom!

In a very interesting release, Nikon has introduced the D810A, a now classic series, with added features for Astrophotography.
Someone did the research and determined that the market was big enough to create a version of the wildly popular D810 series specifically for the folk who make images of the Space above.
Honestly, if this is your passion, and still want all of the capabilities of the D810. you win. Big time.

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more info after the jump.

Now at the same time, they have put together a D750 film makers kit,
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First time I’ve seen a camera company do this: the package delivers a one stop videographers perfect storm of motion imaging. Talk about desired product, this kit has all you need to get started with the best primes, plus…

“For users who are looking to take advantage of the Nikon D750’s advanced video capabilities, Nikon is now offering a Filmmaker’s Kit that includes everything needed to get started in the world of cinema. The kit contains three NIKKOR lenses in popular focal lengths, including the AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED lens, the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G lens and the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G lens; all which provide stunning HD clarity and excellent depth of field control for filmmakers. The kit also contains two additional EN-EL15 batteries, an ME-1 Stereo Microphone, one Atomos Ninja-2 External Recorder, and Tiffen® 67mm and 58mm Variable Neutral Density Filters (8-Stops) for superior control of light. In addition, the Nikon D750 Filmmaker’s Kit features custom foam inserts, which are ideally sized for use in a hard case for transporting equipment to your next video production.”

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Fotodiox Vizalex ND Throttle : Great Tool for the Black Magic Pocket Cinema Cameras

Since moving to NYC, camera size has become top of mind because many times the gear goes in a bag on my shoulder or my back. When the Black Magic Pocket Cinema camera became available for 50% less than normal, I couldn’t be happier.
Sweet, small and high quality, the BMPC can go anywhere. The first place I took it was to the street for a parade. Lot’s of them in NYC, and they last for hours so you get a lot of time to capture.
(Small note, these cameras run through batteries, so get a bunch)
Now, the camera was small but the daylight was large and changeable. Using my Nikon lenses, I needed an ND like crazy.
I didn’t want to just stop down the lens. That was not the kind of shooting choice I wanted to make.
The I found this: Fotodiox Vizelex ND Throttle Lens Mount Adapter

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With a solid fit, and a 10-Stop variable ND built into a smooth action ring, this is what I had been looking for. It’s the smooth variable part that was the winner. Being able to adjust the ND as needed, fast, is key.
Like most adapters, all of your auto anything operations of the lens were disabled, and there were no click stops for the f/stops, there is another ring to set your aperture, using 6 main markers. They are both fluid adjustments, Perfect for video.
Would I prefer a click-stop, aperture control? Perhaps for stills if shooting on the fly, but this unit did the job I was looking for @ a $100 price point.
There are a few other choices out on the market, but one in particular will always be in the conversation:
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Talk About Pictures : TV Show Gold from the 80’s

I brought this show to your attention over 5 years ago. You will not believe the gold that is in here.

In a simple Interview format, ala Charlie Rose, Life Photographer Leigh Wiener and photo enthusiast and perennial sidekick, George Fenneman, interviewed photographers and talked about their work for 130 episodes of an Emmy Award winning program.
While on a set, I met the son of Mr. Wiener who shared with us the incredible archive of his father, along with select episodes of this program.
These interviews need to be seen. Ansel Adams, Joe Rosenthal, Andreas Feniger, Henry Diltz, even Graham Nash, who discusses collecting, as well.
In this clip vid, are just tastes of some of the materials.

Sound still needs to be equalized, and the shows were originally produced on 2″ Quad Video tape. Yeah, exactly. Hard to find machines that can playback that format, if you even knew what they were.
I’m working with the estate to find the perfect outlet for these programs and sponsors to cover the cost of post production on these valuable materials.
The world of photography needs them.
Sorry, they won’t just be posted on youtube for free.
If you would like more info, or better yet, can help this dream be realized, contact me at damonw@photoinduced.com.

This is truly a rich, vein of gold for the photographic world.

Katy Winn on Fashion Week Photography

It’s baaaack!
Fashion Week is coming to NYC again this week, and it seemed like a right time to hear from Katy Winn, photographer who has covered the event around the world.
What we love about Katy is her no BS, straightforward thoughts on the subject.

And of course, if you have the time, check out her “What’s In The Bag” recent video, where you can see what, and why, she uses certain gear to get the job done.

Canon introduces EOS 5DSi & 5DS Ri: Over 50 mp in your hand!

The rumor mills have been creating the pre-buzz on this new camera for awhile.
50.6 dang MEGAPIXELS!
The MP wars are over? I think not.
Get ready to upgrade your media cards as well, as your wallets:Prices of $3,699.00 and $3,899.00 for the body only, respectively.
Reasonable actually, for the product. You do have some time to save up: These won’t be avail til June, 2015.
Aimed at the medium format user, these are not speed demons designed for sports, but for the commercial, studio, portrait, landscape and architectural photographer.
Now, this camera was in my hands for less than 45 min., so all I can say is, based your excitement on the track record of Canon. Once I can shoot with this, you’ll get a full review.

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