Sony celebrates record haul of seven categories at the 2017 EISA... - Sony Europe

Sony has been recognised by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) for delivering inspiring products to its customers that are redefining the boundaries of what is possible in the imaging and home theatre markets. This year, Sony was honoured with a record seven awards, more than any other manufacturer and more than Sony has ever won in a single year.

With 53 expert magazines from 25 countries across the globe, EISA represents the largest editorial collaboration in the world of consumer electronics, and has been celebrating the very best products for over 35 years.

 

Rare Color Photos from World War II

Due to costs and scarcity, the vast majority of photos captured during World War II were shot on black-and-white film. Some images were captured in color, however, and those rare shots reveal what scenes from the Second World War looked like to people in them.

Some really amazing images in this collection. These aren't "coloured in" photos either, they are proper colour images from the time, and they're really high quality too. The photos will be part of a new book on the war being released by the Imperial War Museum in the UK.

Via Peta Pixel

Nikon D7500 Announcement Expected This Week

There have been a lot of rumours about the not yet released D7500, and if they turn out to be true, depending on the price, this could be a very interesting little camera. It has the potential to be a cheaper version of the D500 which has been widely praised. I'm quite curious to see this if the rumours turn out to be accurate, and I'm especially curious to see if the video features are any good. 

(By the way, the original article says "Next Week", but that was posted last week, so now it's this week! Do you see where I'm going with this? )

Botting on Instagram

This is a really interesting article on PetaPixel by Calder Wilson about the use of Bots to generate likes and increase people followers. It's a really interesting and worthwhile read if you use instagram, and it's a bit of an eye opener. If you use instagram a lot you will immedietly recognise some of the things he talks about here. 

Dp Review Reviews the Fuji GFX 50

A very comprehensive review as always from Dp Review. Some interesting points made throughout it and the conclusions are surprisingly complex. For example, while they say:

Overall, this is the best image quality we've ever seen. Which is what you'd hope for, given it's one of the most expensive cameras we've ever reviewed.

They also point out...

And though it does offer the best combo of dynamic range, resolution and noise performance of any camera on the market, it only beats its full frame competition by a small amount. The Nikon D810, Pentax K-1, Canon 5DS R and Sony a7R II all offer 90% or more of what the Fujifilm offers in terms of IQ, at a substantially lower price and weight, with a far more versatile lens selection that, at times, allows these systems to overtake the GFX in terms of low light performance and subject isolation (shallow DOF).

Overall they gave it 85% and a gold rating. It's well worth a read if you're interested in this camera.

Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro Real World Video Samples and First Impressions

A good first look review of the new Blackagic URSA Mini Pro from my favourite video gear reviewer, Johnie Behiri at Cinema 5D. What I love about his reviews, is he always shoots an actual short project as the test, and not just some random footage. So what does he think. This quote sums it up:

The new model is literally better in every aspect. In fact, in my opinion, it is the most robust and mature camera that Blackmagic Design has ever made.

That pretty much says it all really. (But read the full article anyway)