Fujifilm breaks mirrorless speed record with new f/1.0 lens

Fujifilm has announced a new 50mm X-series lens with an unprecedented f/1.0 aperture. The XF 50mmF1.0 R WR is the world’s first f/1 autofocus lens for mirrorless cameras, according to Fujifilm, and marks the 35th X-series lens the company has produced. Its field of view is about 75mm-equivalent on Fujifilm’s APS-C sensors.

Fujifilm’s previous fastest lens was the 56mm f/1.2, which is the aperture that companies like Canon and Nikon also tend to top out at when designing autofocus lenses. While Canon did make an autofocus 50mm f/1.0 for its DSLRs at one point, it was discontinued decades ago. Nikon and Leica have made f/0.95 lenses before, but they only worked with manual focus. Large apertures allow the user to achieve shallower depth of field and shoot at faster shutter speeds or lower ISO settings.

Source: The Verge

Canon Issues Statement Regarding Overheating Concerns With New EOS R5 and R6 Cameras When Video Recording

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In the statement, Canon said that the R5’s combination of high resolution, high video frame rate, high bit rate, and usage of the full width of the sensor all create a lot of heat. In order to combat this, the company used a magnesium alloy body to help dissipate internally generated heat, along with an “overheat control” function for reducing any heat generation while the camera is in standby mode. In addition to these features, the company also clarified that they decided not to install a fan in the R5 because it would have increased its size and weight and compromised its weather resistance.

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Canon’s EOS R5 Is the Brand’s Most Powerful Full-Frame Mirrorless

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Dubbed the EOS R5, the upcoming camera uses a newly-designed image sensor and processor to enable no-crop capture of both 8K and 4K video recordings. The former can be shot in a RAW format while the latter can reach up to 120 frames-per-second, and amazing feat for a camera of this size. All its 8K and 4K modes will support Dual Pixel CMOS AF, and a new advanced animal AF mode has been integrated, which is capable of tracking animal eyes, but also their faces and bodies if the eyes aren’t visible. It boasts five-axis in-body image stabilization which works in tandem with optical image stabilization offered by both RF and EF lenses. Of course, it also carries dual card slots to allow for both a CF card and SD card. Most impressively, Canon has announced a price tag of “under $4,000” USD, an exceptional price for a video recording workhorse with specs which can reportedly outperform the $39,000-USD full-frame Sony Venice.

Source: HypeBeast

The Fujinon 14.5-45mm T2.0 Premier PL Zoom Lens is listed at $99,000 on Adorama

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The Fujinon 14.5-45mm T2.0 Premier PL Zoom Lens is made for Super 35mm format film and digital cinema cameras and it will render an ultra-wide to normal angle-of-view. The 14.5-45mm lens comes from Fujinon’s Premier PL family of zoom lenses, which share a 136mm front barrel diameter, a 280deg. focus barrel rotation, gear placement and comparable size and weight. It is designed to enable quick lens changes and provide excellent color and optical quality.

Source: Adorama

Elizabeth Eckford

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Like a boss. 15-year-old Elizabeth Eckford ignoring angry parents & students on her first day integrated into Little Rock High School during desegregation. White teenagers chanted “Two, four, six, eight, we ain’t gonna integrate”. Photos by Will Counts (1957)

Kaylen Ward “The Naked Philanthropist” Raised an Estimated $1 Million for Offering Nude Photos in Exchange for Donations to Australia Bushfire Relief

Kaylen Ward, 20, ignited the craze on Jan. 3 with a tweet saying she would send a nude photo to anyone who provided proof that they donated to one of a list of organizations working in Australia.

That tweet blew up; just a few days later, Ward estimated that more than $1 million in donations had been generated.

Since the money is going directly to charities, Ward herself isn’t getting a cut, although her social media following has grown exponentially since the campaign started. Her Instagram, however, was shut down in the process.

A Facebook spokesperson told BuzzFeed News her account “was disabled for violating our policies. Offering nude images is not allowed on Instagram.”

Source: BuzzFeed News