Oprema Jena to Launch Biotar 75-Cine Lens

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Oprema Jena today announced that it will add the Biotar 75-C to its line-up, promising to bring “the look and feel of the historic Biotar Cine lenses to 21st Century filmmaking.” According to the company, the Biotar 75-C will offer film and video makers beautiful and natural focus transitions, authentic colour rendition, swirly bokeh and remarkable centre sharpness that is typical for the Biotar lenses, which were originally produced by Carl Zeiss Jena. While the new Biotar 75-C pays homage to the historic Biotar lenses, it has been redesigned and reengineered with modern sensors in mind. The Biotar 75-C will join the Biotar 75/f1.5 and the Biotar 58/f2.0 in the current campaign on Indiegogo. Backers will get the chance to pre-order the Biotar 75-C for $2,799 USD, about 44% off its expected retail price.

Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards Open for Entry

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Entries are now open for the search for the next winner of The Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year. The competition, which was set up by photographer Stuart Low in 2013, aims to promote Scotland, its National Trusts, and its landscape photographers. Photographers can submit entries to a variety of categories – including landscape, seascape, urban, youth, and overall winner – until entries close at midnight on Tuesday 14 November 2017. Just in time for the opening of entries to this year’s competition, Fotospeed announced their sponsorship of the Awards for the third year running. The sponsorship deal sees Fotospeed offering over £1,000 worth of prizes across the five categories. Click through / read on for the details.

Jessops Academy Offers One-Day GoPro HERO6 Introductory Course

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Jessops have announced a one-day introductory course on the new GoPro HERO6 Black camera. The GoPro Academy Course has been developed by expert Jessops trainers directly alongside GoPro, and is GoPro certified to guarantee up-to-date information and hands-on training. The course will cover a range of need-to-know subjects, from understanding your GoPro’s modes, menus, settings and apps, to using your camera to capture ultra-high-definition footage. “Even though GoPro cameras are known for being incredibly easy to use to capture everything from extreme to mainstream, an intensive training can open new possibility to create immersive content. Thanks to a partner with such strong expertise like Jessops, participants will discover new perspectives and angles while also learning about the entire GoPro ecosystem and realise how easy every step from capturing to sharing content really is with GoPro. We are excited to see the resulting content”,” says Filip Good, Senior Director of Marketing EMEA, Go Pro. The Jessops GoPro Academy Course is £119 full price or £79.99 when purchased with the new HERO6 Black, a HERO5 Black or HERO5 Session.

Hasselblad Phocus 3.3

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Hasselblad have announced Phocus 3.3, the latest version of their image processing software. Thanks to extended GPU acceleration based on Metal/OpenCL on Mac/PC, Phocus 3.3 is now faster than ever, allowing users to export images quickly and easily while offering a quicker viewing experience when zoomed to 100% and above. In addition to the improved performance, the update also includes integrated control of WiFi-enabled broncolor flash equipment via Phocus 3.3 with the touch of the left or right cursor key.

X-Rite Announce an Exclusive Offer with Affinity Photo

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X-Rite today announced an exclusive offer with Serif, creators of Affinity Photo, to offer a free software download for macOS or Windows worth £48.99 / €54.99 with each purchase of selected X-Rite products. The promotion runs from 1 October to 31 December 2017. Eligible products include the X-Rite ColorMunki Display, the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Photo and the X-Rite ColorMunki Photographer Kit. Click through / scroll down for the details.