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Unique Sony α9/a9 Insights with Sony Senior Product Specialist Sean Ellwood at michaels

June 27, 2017

John Warkentin interviews Sean Ellwood the Senior Product Specialist at Sony Australia to discuss all things Sony a9 prior to the Official Melbourne Launch Event held at michaels .

Sean's unique understanding of both the camera market and Sony's every growing presence in it lead to a lively conversation and help provide a clear path to where Sony is heading with the class leading, full frame mirrorless a9.

Since Sony's entry into the full frame mirrorless market in late 2013, the a9 is Sony's 7th model in an extremely short period of time.

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Nikon AF-S FISHEYE NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED Unboxing

June 27, 2017

John Warkentin from michaels gets right to it and opens the box showing you want comes with this new Nikon Fisheye Zoom Lens.

John then follows this up with a discussion on the usage of Fisheye Lenses and dives into one of the major applications which is the capture of full spherical images using a fisheye stitching techniques.

A 4 frame spherical capture using a Nikon D750 and the fisheye zoom at 12mm is then demonstrated.

Lastly, a selection of panoramic images in little planet projection that were all captured with a Fisheye Zoom are presented.


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Sony a9/α9/alpha 9 Official Launch @ michaels - See How This Camera Revolutionises the Pro Market

June 22, 2017

Sony has released the alpha 9 high-end full frame mirrorless camera. 

Learn about all it's headline features in this comprehensive and concise half hour seminar PLUS hear about all the smaller but important features that are targeted to professional and serious users who rely on their gear and need it to function flawlessly and intuitively every time you pick it up.

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Sports Photography Tips with Press Photographer Seminar with Quinn Rooney of Getty Images @ michaels

June 05, 2017

Quinn’s expertise in sports photography has been recognised widely throughout the photographic world. He has been awarded a number of major international awards, including twice being awarded the NPPA Sports Photojournalist of the Year, winner of the 2008 AIPP Australian Press Photographer of the Year and the 2013 AIPP Australian Professional Sport Photographer.

As well as being one of Australia's best sport photographers he also has the ability to makes his sport shots look like art.

Apart from giving a detailed background and tech specs into a number of his shots, Quinn also gives an insight about the road that he took to get into Press Photography.

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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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