After a long time of being silent, we want to make Epicedits a great place again for you. Every week we get a ton of information about the world of photography, so we've decided to post a weekly briefing so you can stay up-to-date with the most relevant photography related news.
Mirrorless cameras are no longer the future, they are the present, and some big characters have finally understood it. Due to their tradition we want to wish them the best of luck (you know who you are C and N companies), and we hope to see some great results in the following days
Nikon tried to make a breakthrough in the still incipient world of mirrorless cameras with the Nikon 1 series. That camera was like an odd attempt to make Point & Shoot cameras more capable in terms of lenses. Now we have the Nikon Z7, a full frame mirrorless camera with a new lens lineup. It will require some time for Nikon to validate their new lens lineup as a wise move or not.
Canon also made a not-that-successful attempt on the mirrorless camera world with their EOS-M system. Just this week some information was leaked about how they might present a full frame mirrorless camera as well with something they are calling the EOS-R. This was supposed to happen on Photokina we guess, but since Nikon put one foot forward, they might release it prior to the big photographic event which will take place on September 26th-29th.
Panasonic also wants to be on the full frame mirrorless camera league, and you guessed it, we could prove that rumor on… Photokina. This comes exactly ten years after Panasonic unveiled the world’s first micro four thirds camera, the G1.
Since the Full Frame Mirrorless camera field wasn't that crowded, it seemed logical for both Canon and Nikon to make some interesting innovations there.
On the other hand, Fujifilm never considered full frame in their road-map, and the rumors on the Fuji side is that they'll release at even more accessible Medium Format Mirrorless Camera this year.
Medium format photography was extremely exclusive just a couple of years ago, until suddenly, Fujifilm shocked the world with the GFX 50S medium format mirrorless camera. After that, the game changed, and it is expected to be pivoted again thanks to a long rumored medium format mirrorless interchangeable lens rangefinder camera that is rumored to be announced before Photokina as well.
It is supposed to be only 10% of the regular medium format cameras (like Phase One or Mamiya). This makes full frame to be the new “cropped” as Fujifilm makes medium format a financially viable option.
A GREAT STORY
Yuri Cortez is having a great time
Do you remember how AFP's photographer Yuri Cortez got crushed by the Croatia soccer team on the 2018 World Cup? Well, he got invited to Dubrovnik thanks to his photographs, and his cheerful attitude as well. Here you can see how awesome photography can be!
THE WEEK IN IMAGES
- Click here if you want to see some of the coolest Photos of the Week
- Photos: 50 Years Since a Soviet Invasion Ended the Prague Spring
BRINGING FILM BACK TO LIFE IS HARD
A couple of weeks ago we noticed that the long awaited Kodak Ektachrome was finally in the hands of some really privileged test photographs. We really hope they are having some fun with those roles. And if you are wondering why this moments are so slow paced, well, then watch some of the photographs of the factory itself from the very inside, and maybe you will understand how complex film making could be.
Ferrania Film built a site solely for keeping us posted about their comeback, how nice is that from them.
IN THE CROWDSOURCING WORLD
The team behind the full documentary on Josef Koudelka titled “Koudelka Shooting Holy Land” wants to make this documentary accessible to all of us via a DVD edition. You can back their project here!
See you next week folks!