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LaCie reveals 2big 2-bay RAID storage solution with Thunderbolt 3 technology

21 Apr

Today LaCie announced a new version of its 2big professional 2-bay RAID storage solution that now comes with Thunderbolt 3 technology. The 2big Dock not only offers fast transfer speeds and up to 20TB of storage, making it an interesting storage solution for professional photographers and video-shooters, but also serves as a docking station that helps simplify the workflow.

At the front, SD and CF Card readers allow for easy file transfer from your camera and a USB 3.0 hub can charge a smartphone or other mobile devices or lets you connect a shuttle drive or digital camera an an additional image transfer options. In addition, the LaCie 2big Dock can be connected to displays with up to 4K resolution via DisplayPort technology.

Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports can also power a compatible laptop while simultaneously daisy-chaining up to five additional Thunderbolt or one USB-C drive. In addition a USB 3.1 port allows for compatibility with USB-C and USB 3.0 computers via the included adapter cable. The new LaCie 2big Dock will be available in 12TB, 16TB or 20TB capacities this summer and will be showcased at the NAB Show in Las Vegas next week.

Press Release:

LaCie 2big Dock Thunderbolt 3 Bridges the Port Gap and Delivers Massive Capacity to Streamline Creative Workflows

Today LaCie announced the next evolution of its popular 2big professional 2-bay RAID storage solution. Now with Thunderbolt™ 3 technology, the LaCie® 2big Dock delivers fast speeds and massive capacity, making it a powerhouse tool for photographers and videographers. Designed by Neil Poulton, the LaCie 2big Dock is also a sleek yet powerful docking station that provides ports for connecting other devices, a feature that many laptops have sacrificed in recent years. Through a single cable, the LaCie 2big Dock simplifies and centralizes the desktop by directly connecting to a laptop, SD Cards, Compact Flash Cards and other devices. The result is a simplified, more efficient creative workflow.

Creative professionals juggle massive amounts of data and tight timelines, so capacity and speed are critical. With up to 20TB of storage—a twenty five percent increase over the previous version—the LaCie 2big Dock offers professionals enough space for large video and photo libraries including up to 650 hours of 4K 30fps footage* or 200,000 raw images**. With speeds of up to 440MB/s, users can transfer one hour of 4K footage in one minute***. It also means almost zero lag time when browsing photo libraries in Adobe® Lightroom. Working with compressed 4K or HD footage, videographers can edit quickly and smoothly in Adobe Premiere®Pro.

More than storage, the LaCie 2big Dock is a powerful docking station that helps photographers and videographers simplify their workflows. Front-facing SD and CF Card slots allow the pro to directly ingest files off memory cards from a drone, DSLR, GoPro® and other devices into Adobe Lightroom or Premiere Pro. The USB 3.0 hub charges a phone or connects a shuttle drive or digital camera to offload footage or files. Via DisplayPort, professionals can connect the LaCie 2big Dock to high-resolution 720-1080p or even 4K displays. Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports can also power a compatible laptop while simultaneously daisy-chaining up to five additional Thunderbolt or one USB-C drive. Plus, the USB 3.1 port enables universal compatibility with USB-C and USB 3.0 computers via the included adapter cable. Thunderbolt 2 compatibility is also possible with an adapter (sold separately).

Other key features of the new LaCie 2big Dock include:

  • Seagate® IronWolf Pro enterprise-class drives and RAID optimization for superior power management and reliability
  • LaCie RAID Manager that easily monitors system’s health with audible alarm and email alerts
  • Efficient cooling with aluminum enclosure and thermoregulated fan for professional reliability
  • A five-year limited warranty

The new LaCie 2big Dock will be available in 12TB, 16TB or 20TB capacities through LaCie Resellers this summer. It will be showcased for the first time at the NAB Show in Las Vegas next week. Attendees can stop by the LaCie booth (SL4527) to see the LaCie 2big Dock in action. For more information, visit www.lacie.com.

* On average, 1 hour of 4K 30fps compressed footage creates 30GB of data.
** 20TB can store approximately 200K raw photos.

Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

 
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COOPH reveals new leather accessory collection

03 Feb

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Photography accessory and apparel maker COOPH has launched its latest collection of leather accessories. The camera strap, memory card holder and wrist strap are all handmade in Hungary from vegetable-tanned Italian leather and available in a range of colors and sizes.

The leather strap is available in lengths of 98, 108 or 120cm (38.5, 42.5 or 47.2in) and comes with an attached SD-card holder. It retails for €59 ($ 64). The wrist strap is made from padded, natural materials and is built for durability. It will set you back €69 ($ 75). The leather card holders offer space for up to four SD-cards and three credit cards in a compact design. They are also available at €69 ($ 75). More information is available on the COOPH website.

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 teardown reveals what makes the camera tick

02 Feb

The folks at All About Circuits have published a teardown of the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 camera, revealing a glimpse at the components found within. Disassembly is simple, and mostly involves removing a series of screws, after which point DIYers are presented with ‘a surprising amount of circuitry.’

Within the camera, All About Circuits discovered a micro-controller, DC buck converter, and a pulse transformer, as well as a xenon flash tube, a light emitter and sensor, and a couple of transformers. This was a surprise to the publication’s Mark Hughes, who said, ‘I expected to find a flash charging and firing circuit similar to the type found in a disposable camera.’

We can forgive All About Circuits for calling the camera the ‘Insta- X Mini 8,’ because we love peering into the inner workings of cameras we wouldn’t have the nerve to dissect ourselves. Details about the hardware are available in the full teardown here.

Via: All About Circuits

Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

 
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Flickr reveals its top 25 photos of 2016

17 Dec

Flickr’s top photos of 2016

The lonely tree. Photo by Tom Hall

Flickr staff sorted through billions of photos uploaded to the site to pick their top 25, taking into account social and engagement metrics to help determine which photos made the cut. They published the results this week in a blog post. Take a look at a few of the Top 25 here and head to Flickr to see the rest.

We’re looking for DPR readers’ best shots of the year to share in an upcoming article – if you’d like to participate, find out how you can submit your images for consideration.

Flickr’s top photos of 2016

Lake Mungo / Mungo National Park. Photo by Young Ko

Flickr’s top photos of 2016

Misty forest. Photo by Chris Frank

Flickr’s top photos of 2016

Spotlight. Photo by sedat y?ld?z

Flickr’s top photos of 2016

Braving the cold. Photo by Christophe Brutel

Flickr’s top photos of 2016

Rainbow Ride. Photo by Zachary Gertsch

Flickr’s top photos of 2016

Infinity. Photo by Niels Oberson

Flickr’s top photos of 2016

i.get.a.kick.out.of.you. Photo by .brianday

Flickr’s top photos of 2016

Tempest || Dubai. Photo by Elia Locardi

Flickr’s top photos of 2016

Freedom! Photo by Cyril Blanchard

Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

 
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Meyer-Optik-Görlitz reveals Nocturnus 50 F0.95 II lens for Sony E-Mount

08 Dec

German lens maker Meyer-Optik has launched the Nocturnus 50 F0.95 II, a super-fast manual-focus standard lens for the Sony E-Mount that is optimized for use with full-frame sensors, but also works with APS-C cameras. 

The lens comes with a focal length of 50mm and an aperture range from F0.95 to F22, offering lots of flexibility, both when shooting in low light and in terms of depth-of-field. The lens design features 10 elements in 7 groups and ensures high levels of sharpness in the focus-plane. Meyer-Optik says the 15 aperture blades with anti-reflective coating create a pleasant bokeh with circular highlights. The Nocturnus has a minimum focus distance of 50cm and weighs 680 grams. Manual focus control and the stepless aperture ring operate almost silently, making the Nocturnus an interesting option for video applications. 

The Nocturnus 50 F0.95 II will be available from January 1st for €3000 (approximately $ 3225). More information is available on the Meyer-Optik-Görlitz website.

Nocturnus 50 F0.95 II samples provided by Meyer-Optik

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A look at Google Pixel’s sensor reveals potential HDR video tech

14 Oct
Example of a sensor pattern with spatially varying exposure, in which pixels of the same color receive differing amounts of light. (From the Computer Vision Laboratory at Columbia University.)

Steven Zimmerman over at XDA Developers has just published an article with some insights into the Sony IMX378 sensor used in Google’s recently announced Pixel smartphones. Although he covers a number of technologies likely familiar to DPReview readers, such as stacked BSI-CMOS technology and on-sensor phase detect autofocus, there’s an interesting section on Spatially Multiplexed Exposure (SME-HDR) which has the potential to provide improved HDR video capture. It’s an interesting read, and one worth taking a look at if you’re interested in sensor technology.

Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

 
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Teardown reveals Sony image sensors in iPhone 7

24 Sep

Patent and technology consultancy Chipworks has published its iPhone 7 teardown and reveals that front and rear image sensors on the new Apple models are supplied by market leader Sony. This is not too much of a surprise as earlier iPhone models used Sony sensors as well. In its report Chipworks doesn’t say which exact sensor model has been deployed in the rear camera but we know the 12MP chip uses the Exmor RS technology platform, a Bayer RGB color filter array and on-sensor phase detection. Its die size is 5.16 mm x 6.25 mm (32.3 mm2) as measured from the edges of the die stack. 

On the FaceTime front camera the resolution has been increased to 7MP. The Sensor is also a second generation Sony Exmor RS model and measures 5.05 mm x 3.72 mm (18.8 mm2). Chipworks has not treated the larger iPhone 7 Plus model with its dual-camera to the teardown procedure yet, but we would expect both sensors in the dual-camera to come from Sony as well. For now you can find more technical detail in the iPhone 7 teardown on the Chipworks blog.

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White House photographer Pete Souza reveals what’s in his bag

02 Jul
 ‘The Situation Room’, photo by Pete Souza. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. 

There’s no photographer in the world with a job quite like Pete Souza’s. As Official White House photographer, Souza has to be ready to move at a moment’s notice. Familiarity with and trust in his gear is essential. So what’s in his photo bag? Surprisingly little, which actually makes a lot of sense.

Souza uses two Canon EOS 5D Mark III bodies. Introduced in 2012, it’s a full-frame 22MP DSLR that earned a gold award for its excellent image quality and versatility when we reviewed it.

Popular Science recently got a look at Souza’s kit and found two Canon 5D Mark III bodies and a trio of L-series lenses: a 135mm F2, 35mm F1.4 and a 24-70mm F2.8 II. Souza also keeps it simple when he isn’t shooting visiting dignitaries and state dinners: he uses a Fujifilm X100S in his downtime. 

You can keep up with Souza and the POTUS on Flickr and Instagram. 

Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

 
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Swing of Things: Framed Furniture Reveals Hidden Potential

14 May

[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Furniture & Decor. ]

furniture trace

Like door swings on architectural blueprints come to life, these works of metal-framed wood furniture express their embedded potential in physical space.

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The new Trace Collection from Nendo takes the architect’s approach to the next level, physically representing the movements of furniture doors and drawers via three-dimensional frameworks. Their installation was recently featured at the Collective Design Fair in New York.

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furniture twist

“Although they may not be visible, we are subconsciously aware of the ‘traces’ of their movements every day,” explains designer Oki Sato. For example, because of that, we do not put a vase in front of a door. It is essential for a person who specializes in space design to be even more aware of this, as they have to portray these ‘traces’ onto drawings.”

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furniture swing collection

The visualized actions speak volumes about potential options for opening the various swing, flip and sliding doors in each piece. While the results may not be the most practical furniture, they do cause one to think a bit more about the embedded possibilities of everyday furnishings.

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Meizu reveals PRO 6 with 21MP camera and 10-LED flash

14 Apr

Chinese mobile device manufacturer Meizu has launched the PRO 6. It will be sold alongside the PRO 5 with the same 21MP 1/2.4-inch sensor and F2.2 aperture, but updates its dual-tone flash with 10 LEDs arranged in a circular pattern on the back plate. Read more

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