We’re lite on rumours this week. As we get closer to Photokina, I expect that will change.
Nikon Z-6 and Z-7
Apparently those are the official names for the two new mirrorless toys being released on 23rd August.
Z-6 likely to be 24mp and Z-7 45mp. The Z6 is being talked about as the low light demo and Z7 the go to for resolution.
Three lenses on the same day a shortish prime, standard zoom and one other. No release date for big aperture glass but we’re told its coming. May be around 58mm f 0.95 (ish) area. Yup you read that last bit right. f 0.anything is massive. Kind of explains reported large lens mount. Gotta get all that light into the body some how.
Learn a little more about our chief instructor, Ian McKenzie. That’s the old bloke above, we have a Q&A session with him. Just click on the picture.
Photography News (ramblings)
While this doesn’t qualify as photography news. I have picked up on a couple of semi-photo related things happening this week.
First cab off the rank. Another story of photographers nicking other shooters pictures and calling them their own. The internet is abuzz this week with outrage at some dude calling himself AngryPhotographer. I should at this point note that I spent probably 30 seconds looking at one of his purported videos, before moving on. Sorry, life is important so why waste it unless there is a good reason.
The outrage seems to originate from what appears to be fairly conclusive evidence that he collects other peoples nice shots, edits out the watermark before presenting the images as his own. This is almost a daily occurrence across the world wide web. Every now and then, someone gets called out. My guess is a lot more get away with it than get caught. Sad but true.
There are even people out there running training courses based on mostly manufactured “previous experience”. “I shot for Playboy for years”, one of my favourites. Another, “I am a famous fashion and celebrity photographer” except I’m not. The list goes on.
Secondly, you may have noticed this week that Australia is in drought. Last week we were all good, this week, we are in “possibly the worst drought in living memory”. How long is living memory? Just asking.
What happened between last week and this week. Well, mainstream media discovered DROUGHT and its value as click-through content. Just saying.