Kando Everywhere 2020

SAN DIEGO – August 11, 2020 – Sony Electronics Inc. will continue their annual “Kando Trip” event tradition with “KandoEverywhere” — a two-day online event taking place this weekend, August 15th – 16th.  The digital event is open to all guests, at no cost for attendance, and will feature a variety of educational workshops, keynotes presentations and panel discussions led by Sony ambassadors, community leaders, partner sponsors and others.

Highlights of the weekend include:

  • 45+ exclusive classes, workshops and live Q&A sessions
  • A chance to learn from industry-leading instructors
  • Portfolio review sessions
  • Interactive trivia with iJustine and Jenna Ezarik
  • Keynote speakers from SeaLegacy and Art of Visuals
  • Networking opportunities with Sony Alpha ambassadors and members of the creative community

Several giveaways will be made available for attendees as well, including one-year memberships to Pro Support and Adobe Creative Cloud, limited edition signed prints from Epson and a variety of Sony Alpha cameras and lenses — including the highly anticipated new Alpha 7S III camera.

To register for this event, please visit AlphaUniverse.com/kando-everywhere.

Saturday & Sunday, August 15 & 16

  • 8:00 AM PDT / 15:00 GMTWelcome To Kando Everywhere
  • 8:30 AM PDT / 15:30 GMTSessions
  • 9:30 AM PDT / 16:30 GMTCommunity Spotlights & Announcements
  • 10:00 AM PDT / 17:00 GMTPortfolio Review
  • 10:30 AM PDT / 17:30 GMTSessions
  • 11:30 AM PDT / 18:30 GMTCommunity Spotlights & Announcements
  • 12:00 PM PDT / 19:00 GMTPortfolio Review
  • 12:30 PM PDT / 19:30 GMTCreator Conversation & Keynote
  • 1:30 PM PDT / 20:30 GMTCommunity Spotlights & Announcements
  • 2:00 PM PDT / 21:00 GMTSessions
  • 3:00 PM PDT / 22:00 GMTCommunity Spotlights & Announcements
  • 3:30 PM PDT / 22:30 GMTPortfolio Review
  • 4:00 PM PDT / 23:00 GMTSessions
  • 5:00 PM PDT / 00:00 GMTThe Latest From Sony
  • 5:30 PM PDT / 1:30 GMTSpecial Activities

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Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL Now Available From B&H Photo For Preorder

Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL: Venus Optics / B&H Photo  / Amazon

The Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL that was announced last month can now be ordered from B&H Photo. If you want a lens quickly Venus Optics  is now shipping.

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Sony’s Image Sensor Business Could Easily Grow 300%+ In The Coming Years

Image sensor world spotted an article by Forbes contributor Stephen McBride about his view on Sony CIS business:

The growth in sensor sales over the past three years has been nothing short of remarkable. This year Sony will generate more profits from imaging than any of its other business lines. Sensors are on track to generate $1.92 billion in profits… 10% more than Sony’s long-established gaming arm.

Sony absolutely dominates the image sensor industry, accounting for over 50% of global sales.

The battle among smartphone firms to make better cameras has been a boon for Sony. It controls over 70% of the smartphone sensor market. And it’s been the exclusive maker of image sensors for every iPhone since 2010.

And when it comes to quality, Sony is in a league of its own. Its image sensors are so far ahead, it charges 2X as much as its closest competitor.

Right now, Sony’s world-class imaging business is flying under the radar. But as the computer vision boom takes off, I expect the stock to attract a lot of hype. And with image sensors becoming a larger part of Sony’s business, it could easily soar 300%+ in the coming years.”

via Image Sensor World

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Zenit Selena 58mm f/1.9 Press Release

Translated Press Release:
Krasnogorsk plant them. S. A. Zvereva (KMZ) of Rostec State Corporation announces the Selena 1.9 / 58 photographic lens. The presentation of the new model will take place at the Photoforum site this fall.

Thanks to the unique optical scheme, the photographic equipment allows you to take pictures that are different from the classic picture – they are characterized by the artistry of the image, soft drawing and unusual bokeh shape.

“Bokeh is especially appreciated in art photography – this effect opens up ample opportunities for experimentation. It provides the recognizable background blur that is characteristic of KMZ’s creative lenses and makes them popular among contemporary photographers. The new model of the device is suitable for various types of photography – genres are limited only by the author’s imagination, ”said Ivan Ozhgikhin, Deputy General Director of Shvabe.

The novelty will continue a series of lenses with space names traditional for the optics of the Moscow Region enterprise – for example, Selena is known in ancient Greek mythology as the patroness of the moon.

This year, the International Forum on Photography and Video Filming will take place in Moscow from 8 to 10 October. Every year the event brings together professional photographers and videographers, photography enthusiasts, as well as reputable manufacturers of photo and video equipment from all over the world.

Zenit also released a Zenit Zenitar 60mm f/2.8 Macro the other week

Zenit Lens are available at B&H Photo

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SIRUI 35mm f/1.8 1.33X Anamorphic Lens on Indiegogo

You can order the SIRUI 35mm f/1.8 1.33X Anamorphic Lens on Indiegogo now, which compliments the SIRUI 50mm f/1.8 1.33X Anamorphic Lens. It’s interesting they are using an adapter ring from m43 to other formats, but at least it makes the lense more versatile. Below are some specs and video reviews/comparisons.

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7Artisans 35mm f/1.2 Mark II Photos Leak and Coming Soon



7Artisans will announce a new 35mm f/1.2 Mark II soon. You can get the previous lens at B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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