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Pro Photo V73 Issue 1

ProPhoto magazine is the professional photographer's trusted resource in a world of rapidly changing digital imaging and multi-media technologies. Every issue features stunning portfolios, equipment evaluations, exhibition details, photographer profiles, advanced techniques and product guides.

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Future Publishing Ltd
4 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
it’s not just about the product

At the Japanese launch of the GFX digital medium format camera system – in the historic city of Kyoto – the press event was kicked off by Fujifilm’s Chairman and CEO, Mr Shigetaka Komori. I’ve sat through a few of these things over the years and mostly all you get from the top man is fluff of little consequence. This is either because he hasn’t really got a clue what’s going on or there are bigger fish to fry than imaging products (often a small part of a much bigger business). Komori-san is different. Yes, Fujifilm has lots of irons in lots of fires and apparently his attendance at the GFX launch was indeed considered a bit of a coup, but the reason became clear as he continued to speak. He…

4 min.
fujifilm reveals full gfx specs… deliveries start now!

Since announcing its mirrorless digital medium format camera system back at last year’s Photokina in Germany, Fujifilm has kept a tight lid on the first GFX camera’s full specs and pricing. Now all is revealed and, by the time you read this, the first shipment of bodies and lenses should be landing in Australia. Let’s cut to the chase regarding pricing first. The GFX 50S body delivers on the promise of being “well under $10,000”, but that’s in US dollars of course. In Australia it just scrapes under at $9999 which still makes it a lot cheaper than Hasselblad’s rival X1D and in the ballpark in terms of competing with the top-end full-35mm D-SLRs from Canon and Nikon. The standard GF 63mm f2.8 R WR lens (equivalent to a 50mm) is…

4 min.
new lumix flagship delivers ‘6k photo’… and much more

Unveiled at last year’s Photokina and launched at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, Panasonic’s new Lumix G flagship raises the bar again in terms of mirrorless camera capabilities both for still photography and video-making. Featuring a more streamlined bodyshell than its predecessor, the Lumix GH5 is still a comparatively compact camera which again will be the attraction when competing against the likes of Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. The magnesium alloy body is fully weather-sealed and has a new OLED-type EVF with an increased resolution of 3.68 megadots and a magnification of 0.76x. The monitor screen is an 8.1 cm LCD panel with a resolution of 1.62 megadots, touch controls and a full range of tilt/swing adjustments. As before, there are two SD memory card slots, but both are compatible with…

2 min.
leica’s digital rf camera gets a makeover

Leica has reworked its digital rangefinder M to create the M10 which is not only the most compact version of the camera so far, but also returns to a conventional model numbering system. After the M9 model, Leica adopted its factory codes to designate new digital M models, but the ‘Typ’ coding hasn’t always been easy for consumers to understand. Although the traditional M styling is retained, the M10 has an all-new magnesium alloy bodyshell which is slimmer than the previous M Typ 240 model. The top and bottom plates remain brass components. A dial for setting the ISO now accompanies the one for selecting shutter speeds. The classical optical rangefinder is retained, but with a larger field-of-view (increased by 30 percent) and a higher magnification (now at 0.73x). Additionally, the eyepiece’s…

1 min.
lexar rallys around

The World Rally Championship (WRC) has selected Lexar data storage products – including customised USB drives – to be used in various areas of competition coverage. Lexar microSD cards are being used in stage-side GoPro cameras and aboard DJI drone aerial cameras. Lexar’s Compact Flash memory cards are in the CineFlex cameras used in the helicopters which follow each special stage, and Lexar Pro Workflow Hub readers are used in each rally’s editing studio. CEO of Filmworks and Head of Production for WRC, Marco Viitanen explains, “The Lexar storage cards and workflows are integral to the production and broadcast of every event. There are four Lexar CFast cards in every WRC rally car, capturing video from all the in-car cameras and capturing telemetry data that is used by the teams and in…

1 min.
prophoto on the web

Today a Web presence is an integral part of magazine and newspaper publishing so you’ll find ProPhoto – or , at least, some of it – at www .avhub.com.au Here you can also visit the other titles in the stable of Next Media AudioVisual Group magazines, including sister publication Camera. Have a look at these because you might find another magazine that you’d like to buy from your newsagent or subscribe to. If you’re interested in hi-fi, video, home theatre, ‘smart home’ technologies or car audio, check out Sound & Image, Australian Hi-Fi or Australian Guitar (just follow the links from the AVHub home page).…