Friday, June 15, 2012
Apple Launches a New MacBook with a 2880 x 1800 ResolutionApple laptops are a favorite of photographers already, but they just got a whole lot better. The latest Mac Book brings an absolutely incredible resolution to the table. The 220ppi Retina Display boasts a screen resolution of 2880 x 1800 - the highest yet available on a laptop or in the usual monitors for that matter. WOW!
The MacBook alsot features plenty of processing power thanks to a quad-core i7, 16GB of RAM, and GeForce 650M graphics. It also sports a 768GB flash drive, enabling it to play up to four 1080p videos at a time, should you desire to do so.
You can pick up the new MacBook Pro directly from Apple with prices starting at $2,199 and increasing from there based on your preferred configuration.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Schneider Kreuznach has said it will begin making lenses for mirrorless systems, and has shown renderings of a 14mm F2.0 lens for the Micro Four Thirds system. The move will make Schneider one of the few independent lens makers building autofocus lenses for mirrorless systems, following the launches of lenses for Micro Four Thirds and Sony NEX from Sigma and a NEX 18-200mm from Tamron. As part of its annual review, Schneider says it will introduce a range of lenses for mirrorless cameras 'this fall,' which we're expecting to mean around the Photokina show in Cologne, this September. (via Photoscala)
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
You have to be nuts to trust any of these on line hosting sites and so called clouds. The way to do it back up, back uo and then back up. Never let your files leave your site. How many companies are left from the time when digital took hold? How many have disappeared. Now this:Photo hosting site Fotki has said all its subscribers’ photos, galleries and comments are safe and that the site will continue, following cash concerns. Subscribers will also be able to download their full-size original images or have the option to pay ‘a small fee’ for continued storage or faster, FTP downloads. Founder and owner Dmitri Don also said the support of the Fotki community has ensured the site’s future.
The company had previously asked subscribers for payment towards the hosting costs of the large original files, leading to accusations of holding images to ransom (though Don stresses the images presented on the site were never threatened). In response to this feedback, Fotki has now made it possible to download original files through a web browser.
'I know a lot of people are angry, and worried about their images, and maybe I could have communicated better, but I'm not doing this to cash-in,’ Don explained: ‘I'm doing this because it was the only way of saving the site.'
He explains that he was 'trying to do something to get out of this hell' and says that the company 'hasn't deleted anything.'
I frankly do not buy this and you may kiss your files good by if this company goes belly up. BEWARE