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Introduction to Spherical Photography and Video with All in One Camera Systems

November 25, 2016

Summary of the lecture given by John Warkentin - michaels Panoramic Expert - to the Melbourne Camera Club - November 2016

There is a very rapid shake up going on right now in the world of Photography - a Gold Rush in fact!! And that Gold is something called VR or Virtual Reality.   ........

It is so new and so valuable that Facebook invested $2B US in mid 2014 just to get their hands on what they felt was going to be the key player in the rush to develop head mounted displays to distribute this new content - a firm called Oculus and their product the Rift.

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Some thoughts on the Status of Medium Format Cameras

November 24, 2016

It’s now been about 5 months since the public launch of Hasselblad’s entry into the mirrorless camera market with their large sensor X1D offering. Now as we are about to see the X1D finally ship it is on the heals of Fuji’s announcement for their own mirrorless medium format entry, the GFX 50S (expected in 2017) that uses basically the same Sony 50 megapixel sensor.

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We open the box on the new Leica Q in Titanium Gray

November 24, 2016

Leica Camera proudly presents the Leica Q Titanium Gray, an additional colour variation to the Leica Q (Typ116). The Leica Q Titanium Gray, while technically identical in specification and operation to the current Leica Q (Typ 116), features a titanium colour lacquered top plate, bottom plate and rear case with the lens, control dials and buttons in black. Markings on the lens are in red (compared to yellow on the black Q). With its fast lens, easy and intuitive handling, the Leica Q gives the photographer the creative freedom that makes the difference. With a full frame sensor and the Summilux 28 mm f/1.7 ASPH lens,the Leica Q is ideal for street, architecture and landscape photography.

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Melbourne's Photo Show was a huge success at michaels camera video digital

November 21, 2016

We were greeted with a line-up of customers outside before we even opened the doors to Melbourne's Photo Show this past Saturday 19th November at michaels camera video digital.

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Camera Review

Leica Noctivid Binoculars - Simply Amazing!

November 03, 2016

Sometimes it is hard for photographers to stop and just enjoy the sites around them without taking photos. The magic that a fine pair of binoculars can add to your enjoyment of the natural world is something that the Leica Noctivid series delivers in spades!

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Nikon KeyMission 360 First Impressions

October 25, 2016

Yesterday we had a chance to open the box on the newest 360 degree camera to hit the market, the NikonKeyMission 360. Along with the KeyMission 170 Action Camera and the KeyMission 80 LifeLogging Camera. These 3 new units are Nikon’s shot over the bow of the GoPro warship. Nikon is gunning for them so let’s take a look at what they have got. We will start with the top of the line model, the KeyMission 360 Panoramic Action Camera.

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Leica S2 - Nick Rains

July 09, 2016

I have been shooting with the Leica S2 camera for a week or so and have some initial impressions...

This is one amazing camera.

I think of it of the Aston Martin of cameras, it's a beautiful piece of industrial art and the quality of build is unlike any other camera I have ever seen, including my wonderful Ebony 4x5 camera. It feels so solid and the finish is just so fine that you cannot help but feel confidence in it's performance. It's also remarkably small, similar in size to Canon 1Ds Mk3 or a Nikon D3X. It's heavy, but not unpleasantly so, and this is due to the robust construction. Leica claim that it is almost waterproof and demonstrate putting it under a running tap. I didn't test this - I'm happy to take their word for it - but the lens has a rubber seal on the base and all the camera openings are 'ruggedised'.

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