GEAR: Sony Announces World’s Smallest Full-Frame Interchangeable Lens Camera
Canon and Nikon are probably shaking in their boots after Sony announced earlier this week their new α7 and α7R digital cameras, the smallest and lightest full-frame interchangeable lens cameras in the world.
Sony has really gone all out with these cameras! In addition to being ultra-portable, both cameras boast Wi-Fi, super-fast processing speeds, multiple exposure capabilities and remote shutter release via a connected smartphone. They’re built from durable magnesium alloy and include a high-res, 3″ tiltable LCD screen (one of our favourite features from the older Sony NEX series, aside from the size and image quality).
The α7R is the more advanced of the two, with 36.4 effective megapixels compared to the α7′s 24.3. The price tag for each camera – hefty compared to the old α series but comparable to other full frames – will be around $2,300 for the α7R body and $1,700 for the α7 body.
Expect to see the cameras hitting stores in November/December. B&H is accepting pre-orders here!
AWARDS: ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ Winners Announced
The winners of the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, run by the BBC Worldwide and the Natural History Museum, were announced earlier this week.
You can check out all of the winners here.
Or head this way to view a small selection of the winning photos, including the images of the two grand title winners, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
Smitten with critters, or know someone who is? Head this way to buy prints of the winning images!
ALBUMS: Moleskine Photo Notebook
We’re always looking for cool ways to turn our digital photos into something tangible. This week, we’re eyeing the new customizable photo notebook from the iconic notebook company, Moleskine.
In essence, these are albums that are meant to be written in. Cool! If they’re anything like the Moleskine albums we’ve made in the past, the quality and building process promise to be great!
In addition to making a sweet addition to your own library, we can see the notebook appealing to clients. Here are a few ideas:
- Create a wedding guestbook by filling a landscape notebook with photos from the couple’s engagement session.
- Create a snazzy journal by filling a portrait notebook with photos from a family or couple session.
- Spend some time in the kitchen during your next family shoot, then use the photos to create a family recipe journal.
The 96-page hardcover book retails for US$50 plus shipping, but if you pre-order your book today, you can save 10-30%.
PROJECTS: Michael Wolf’s ‘Architecture of Density’
Every now and then, we stumble upon a project that has us totally transfixed. Photographer Michael Wolf’s photo series of Hong Kong high-rises, Architecture of Density, has done just that!
Wolf’s photos are the sorts of things you can stare at for ages, taking in the almost-abstract lines and colours of the high-rise architecture, then looking closer to try to make sense of the lives of the people who live there (or as much sense as you can make from their windows and balconies).
It’s fascinating, a little unsettling, and so worth checking out.
What caught your eye this week? Give us a shout in the comments section!