12. August 2020
von Lars Penning
Kommentare deaktiviert für Kino in Berlin: Überwindung durch Film

Kino in Berlin: Überwindung durch Film

Autokinos feiern in Zeiten von Corona ein Comeback. Da der Hype wohl nur von kurzer Dauer sein wird, seien hier auch noch andere Pogramme empfohlen. mehr...

12. August 2020
von DL Cade
Kommentare deaktiviert für Watch: Strong Winds Create ‘Reverse Waterfalls’ in Australia

Watch: Strong Winds Create ‘Reverse Waterfalls’ in Australia

Did you know there’s such a thing as a “reverse waterfall”? Perhaps more appropriately called a water rise, the phenomenon is caused when extremely high winds batter a cliff face, and it happened over the weekend at Royal National Park just outside Sydney, Australia.

The reverse waterfalls spotted at Royal National Park this past weekend were a result of torrential rains combined with wind speeds off the coast that reached up to ~45mph on Sunday. As those winds hit the sheer cliff face, they did so with such force that they pushed the waterfalls into the air and back onto land.

Check out aerial footage of the phenomenon, captured by local news, below:

Pretty neat, though sticklers will probably point out that “reverse waterfall” is a bit of a misnomer.

If you want to see more cool/strange/interesting natural phenomena, check out this beautiful Yosemite Falls rainbow phenomenon, scroll through photos of a temperature inversion phenomenon that filled the Grand Canyon with fog, or feast your eyes on the frozen waves in this alpine Colorado lake.

(via NDTV)

12. August 2020
von DL Cade
Kommentare deaktiviert für Canon EOS R5 Firmware Update and RF 70-200mm f/4 Lens Coming Soon

Canon EOS R5 Firmware Update and RF 70-200mm f/4 Lens Coming Soon

Canon’s had a rough go of it the past few weeks, but there are a couple of bright spots on the horizon. Reliable reports indicate that Canon is preparing to release two important things: new firmware for the EOS R5, and the much-anticipated RF 70-200mm f/4 lens.

In case you haven’t been following the news, Canon’s been in the middle of several quagmires in the past few weeks. EOS R5 and R6 overheating tests continue to dominate headlines, Canon USA was hit with a major ransomware attack, and the canon.image cloud storage service irreversibly deleted a bunch of its users images and video files.

But there is good news. On the EOS R5 front, Canon Rumors reports that the company will soon release a firmware update that will address some of the overheating and video recording concerns. According to CR, firmware that is “coming soon” will include:

  • The addition of Cinema RAW light option to 8K recording
  • The addition of CLog 3
  • Increased record time limits (but not a “huge” boost)
  • Various bug fixes

This should help with some overheating issues, but may not all be released in the same update, so stay tuned for more news on the R5 firmware front.

The other major news comes from Nokishita, who discovered that Canon has registered the RF 70-200mm f/4 with a certification authority in Russia. This usually means that an official announcement is just around the corner.

Canon Rumors expects the lens to be announced sometime in the next few weeks, possibly alongside a new RF-mount cinema camera and (more relevant for photographers) another affordable RF mount lens we’d love to see: the RF 50mm f/1.8 IS STM.

Both of these releases should be just around the corner, so stay tuned for more updates in the coming days and weeks. If previous experience is anything to judge by, Nokishita will get their hands on leaked product images just before one or both of these lenses are officially released.

12. August 2020
von DL Cade
Kommentare deaktiviert für Hasselblad Finally Releases the 907X: Its Smallest Medium Format Body Ever

Hasselblad Finally Releases the 907X: Its Smallest Medium Format Body Ever

More than a year after announcing the thing in June of 2019, Hasselblad is finally ready to start selling and shipping the 907X 50C: a (relatively) compact medium format system that combines the CFV II 50C V System digital back with the smallest medium format body Hasselblad has ever made.

Since it was announced last year, the only way to pick up a 907X 50C was by purchasing the special edition, matte-black moon landing version for $7,500. Fortunately, that’s no longer required, and you can now pick up the regular version for more than $1,000 less.

As a reminder, the 907X 50C is made up of the CFV II 50C digital back and the tiny 907X camera body, which can be better described as a detachable X System lens mount. The CFV II 50C is compatible with most V System cameras from 1957 and onwards, while the 907X body creates a compact package that can be used with the same XCD lenses as the mirrorless medium format X1D and X1D II.

Here’s a video intro to both of the main components of the 907X 50C:

And a closer look at the camera and kit:

The CFV II 50C (left), 907X (middle), and an XCD lens (right).

Additionally, you can kit out the diminutive package by attaching a “control grip” and optical viewfinder, which can both be purchased separately. Together these will set you back an extra ~$1,200, but they should make the whole system a bit easier to handle.

You can pick up the 907X and all of its accessories starting today. The regular 907X 50C will run you $6,400, the 907X Control Grip costs an extra $730, and the 907X Optical Viewfinder can be had for another $500. Shipping is scheduled to begin at the end of August.

To find out more, or if you have 6 to 8 grand burning a hole in your pocket, check out our original launch coverage or head over to the Hasselblad website.

12. August 2020
von Autorengruppe
Kommentare deaktiviert für Pro/Contra: Wählen ab 16

Pro/Contra: Wählen ab 16

Pro: Sebastian Bartoschek So lasst sie doch ab 16 Jahren wählen. Es tobt eine unsägliche Debatte dazu, ob jungen Menschen ab dem 16. Lebensjahr wählen dürfen sollten. Ich sage ja. Denn zunächst einmal gibt es keinen Grund, wieso junge Menschen zwar ihre Stimme bei der Kommunalwahl abgeben dürfen sollten, aber ihnen auf Bundesebene eben jenes […]

Der Beitrag Pro/Contra: Wählen ab 16 erschien zuerst auf Ruhrbarone.

12. August 2020
von Mathias Greffrath
Kommentare deaktiviert für Schule in Corona-Zeiten: Lernen im Wanderzirkus

Schule in Corona-Zeiten: Lernen im Wanderzirkus

Föderalistisches Chaos, steigende Ungleichheit: Die Bildungspolitik versagt gerade. Es wird Zeit, ein paar gute radikale Ideen wiederzuentdecken. mehr...

12. August 2020
von Daniel Zylbersztajn
Kommentare deaktiviert für London im Corona-Sommer: Heiß und leer

London im Corona-Sommer: Heiß und leer

Nichts ist, wie es war, in der britischen Hauptstadt London. Manches wird vielleicht nie wieder so – und manches besser. Ein Spaziergang. mehr...
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