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You can now use your Panasonic camera as a webcam guide

Together with the world in lockdown, more people are relying on video conferencing programs to stay in contact with friends and coworkers.
Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet are proving incredibly popular, but people are also discovering that their laptop webcams aren’t cutting the mustard.
Sure, you can upgrade your webcam, but there might be a better method. You could possibly employ your camera instead.
That is currently possible with an extra purchase of something like Elgato’s Cam Link (a fantastic bit of kit for streamers) but now camera makers are making it feasible in different ways.
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Unveiled: Tokina Introduces the AT-X 14-20mm f/2 PRO DX Lens

Blending a concise wide-angle zoom range with a fast, constant maximum aperture, Tokina has just announced the AT-X 14-20mm f/2 PRO DX lens, which is dedicated to Canon EF APS-C and Nikon F DX-format shooters, providing a 22.4-32mm or 21-30mm equivalent focal-length range, respectively. Rare for a zoom, this lens is uniquely characterized by its bright f/2 maximum aperture that affords consistent low-light performance throughout the zoom range to benefit working in difficult lighting conditions. Also, the variety of wide-angle perspectives afforded by this lens is especially well suited for environmental and astrophotography applications, as well as interior, reportage, and landscape photography.

Moving beyond the distinct focal length and aperture combination, the lens also separates itself through the inclusion of one plastic-molded aspherical element, two Super Low Dispersion (SD) elements, and two glass-molded aspherical SD elements. Combined, these aspherical and low-dispersion designs aim to reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range for improved clarity and sharpness, as well as controlled distortion and more accurate color rendering. A multi-layer anti-reflective coating has also been applied to individual elements to suppress lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast when working in harsh lighting conditions.

Complementing the imaging assets, the AT-X 14-20mm f/2 PRO DX lens also sports an internal focusing design that limits the overall lens length during use and quickens autofocus speeds. A One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism is also employed for fast switching between manual and autofocus modes by simply sliding the focusing ring.

Announced alongside the lens itself is the dedicated petal-shaped BH-823 Lens Hood, which helps to prevent stray light from causing unwanted lens flare.

AT-X 14-20mm f/2 PRO DX Lens
Lens Mount Canon EF, Nikon F
Format APS-C/DX
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent) 14-20mm (Canon: 22.4-32mm; Nikon: 21-30mm)
Maximum Aperture f/2
Minimum Aperture f/22
Angle of View 91.7-71.8°
Minimum Focusing Distance 11″ / 28 cm
Magnification 0.12x
Lens Construction 13 elements / 11 groups
Diaphragm Blades 9
Filter Thread Diameter 82mm
Dimensions 3.5 x 4.2″ / 89 x 106mm
Weight 1.6 lb / 725 g

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Medium Format Mirrorless Has Arrived: The Hasselblad X1D

For the skeptics still out there who keep asking, “When is there going to be a professional mirrorless system?” Hasselblad seems to have an answer, and that answer is: right now, with the company’s release of the X1D-50c Medium Format Mirrorless Digital Camera. Making itself known as a world’s first, the X1D is certain to be a game changer, thanks to its use of the tried-and-true 50MP 43.8 x 32.9mm CMOS sensor found in numerous medium format systems. read more

Happy National Camera Day!

Are you aware that June 29 is National Camera Day? At B&H Photo, the camera is the core of our very existence and, therefore, it’s a pretty momentous holiday. Decorations, balloons, festivities, and gifts! (Hey, where are my gifts?) read more

3 Legged Thing Equinox Leo Carbon Fibre Tripod, Airhed Switch

New in stock from British manufacturer 3 Legged Thing, the Leo Switch Kit features the company’s Equinox Leo Carbon Fiber Tripod System and the Airhed Switch ball head. Aiming to bridge the gap between compact travel and professional tripod systems, the kit promises to deliver pro-level functionality, with excellent portability.

Crafted from eight layers of tightly woven carbon, the Leo has been designed for optimal strength-to-weight ratio. The tripod has five leg sections that can extend to a maximum height of 51.5″ and also go as low as 4.75″. At the 23° angle leg spread, it can support a maximum of 66 lb, and can be adjusted for wider 55° and 80° stances for lower–level shooting. Leo will support up to 44 lb and 22 lb in each of its wider stances, respectively.

The tripod’s twist locks feature 3 Legged Thing’s Para-Lock system, which works by restricting the opening movement of the friction lock, preventing you from accidentally unscrewing the lock until the leg section detaches. The twist locks are also designed to provide strong stability and a solid grip.

The AirHed Switch multi-functional ball head is precision engineered from aircraft-grade magnesium alloy, and furnished with stainless–steel hardware. The head’s “switch” feature not only allows for a universally adjustable clamp, but also for it to be aligned for left- or right-handed use. The AirHed Switch has a load capability of 88 lb.

The head incorporates 3 Legged Thing’s modular design, enabling users to detach the clamp for use on any 3/8″ device. This feature can be used in combination with the tripod’s detachable leg, which has standard 3/8″ threads at both ends. This allows for use as a monopod, and other functions. The AirHed Switch comes with the QR3P Release Plate, which is both Peak Design, and Arca-Swiss compatible. The clamp is compatible with all standard Arca-Swiss release plates.

Leo’s two-section center column can be inverted, allowing you to hang the camera upside down to achieve extremely low-level shots, while maintaining stability at the same time. This is a helpful feature for macro photography. The tripod’s legs can be folded 180° in reverse, making it compact for travel and storage. Leo fits nicely into the included carry case with shoulder strap.

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Mirrorless Hits its Mark: the Sony a7RII

It seems that, this time, Sony has made a camera that will make even the most steadfast DSLR shooters pause and consider mirrorless cameras, if only for a second. That, in itself, makes the a7RII a huge accomplishment and makes me extremely lucky for the opportunity to take it out for a test drive.  read more

Unveiled: Hasselblad H6D DSLR Brings 100MP Stills and 4K Video to Medium Format

Astounding megapixel counts have always been the domain of medium format digital, and Hasselblad has stepped it up a notch with the release of the H6D-100c and H6D-50c DSLR cameras, featuring 100MP and 50MP CMOS sensors, respectively. The 50c, while impressive, is similar to what we saw with later iterations of the H5D, so the real groundbreaking announcement revolves around the 100c, which boasts an almost 50% larger 53.4 x 40.0mm CMOS sensor that is much closer to traditional 645 format film than previous digital backs have provided. Also, Hasselblad has unleashed Full HD and UHD 4K raw video recording for capturing motion with the distinct medium format look. read more

Unveiled: Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens

Ultra-fast, ultra-wide, and built for professionals, the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras is an ideal optic for demanding photographers and filmmakers who need maximum resolution and light gathering in a wide-angle prime. Designed for the fine detail of landscapes, and with a splash- and dustproof build for the more adventurous shooter, this lens offers a super-wide yet versatile 24mm equivalent focal length. Combine this field of view with a fast f/1.4 aperture, and photographers looking for a lightweight kit for their next trip will be more than satisfied. read more

Sony Releases 50mm f/1.4 for E

Sony has finally completed a trio of fast high-end prime lenses with the release of the full-frame Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens for E-mount cameras. This lens offers advanced optics, a physical aperture ring, and a smooth 11-blade aperture that make it a great normal-length option in between the 35mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.4 that are already available. Along with this, Sony has officially announced its Wireless Radio Lighting Control System for the company lineup of on-camera flashes. This allows users to control their flash units remotely from up to 98′ away while maintaining full support for TTL and High-Speed Sync. read more

Fujifilm Releases Selfie

After an exciting year during which Fujifilm has updated its two top-tier cameras, the company is now focusing its attention on the entry-level X-A-series. The new X-A3 mirrorless camera succeeds last year’s X-A2, and sees a bump in imaging and handling capabilities. Announced alongside this new compact and connected model is the equally sleek XF 23mm f/2 R WR lens. Similar to the release of the 35mm f/2, this new 23mm lens offers a slimmed-down, lighter-weight alternative to the well-liked 23mm f/1.4 lens, making it ideal for travel and everyday shooting. read more