The Daily PetaPixel for 04/21/2021

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Sony's Airpeak Drone Can Hold Position and Stabilize in 44 MPH Winds

By Jaron Schneider on Apr 20, 2021 04:32 pm

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Sony has published a new video that shows the company’s testing methods for its impending Airpeak drone. In the video, the test shows the new drone stabilizing footage and maintaining position in 43.6 mile-per-hour winds (19.5m/s).

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Nikon Updates Firmware of Entire Z Series Mirrorless Lineup

By Anete Lusina on Apr 20, 2021 02:32 pm

Nikon has announced firmware updates for its Z Series mirrorless cameras that bring increased AF performance, improved tracking, and more. The update will be released on April 26, 2021.
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Apple Adds M1 Chip and 'Liquid Retina Display' into the New iPad Pro

By Jaron Schneider on Apr 20, 2021 02:20 pm

Apple is taking the advantage of the M1 chip’s power efficiency and computing ability and is packing it into the iPad. The company says that the new iPad Pro (11-inch and new 12.9-inch) has a giant leap in performance as well as a new mini-LED powered technology it is calling Liquid Retina XDR display.

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Wandrd Refreshes Prvke Bag Series, Launches Photo-Focused Prvke Lite

By Jaron Schneider on Apr 20, 2021 02:00 pm

Wandrd has announced notable changes to its popular Prvke camera and adventure backpacks along with two new sizes: 41-liter and a new, compact 11-liter bag with an integrated camera cube called the Prvke Lite.

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Apple Launches a Colorful Series of Redesigned iMacs Powered by M1

By Jaron Schneider on Apr 20, 2021 01:55 pm

Apple has announced a new series of 24-inch iMacs that feature a new design. With a 4.5K retina display, 1080p webcam, matching keyboards and mice, and a new microphone array, the new M1-powered iMac comes in seven colors and will begin shipping in May.

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Photo Series Captures Abstract Geometric Landscapes Via Hot Air Balloon

By Jaron Schneider on Apr 20, 2021 01:03 pm

Photographer Zoe Wetherall has captured a series of images from the perspective of a hot air balloon, creating abstract landscape images with a top-down perspective. Called “Lines of Nature,” her series juxtaposes the lines of man, nature, and where they come together.

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Is Fujifilm's Color Science Really as Good as They Say?

By Usman Dawood on Apr 20, 2021 12:15 pm

One of the most common arguments that I hear in favor of Fujifilm cameras is about how great its color science is. I frequently hear about how Fujifilm camera produces the best colors and unfortunately this is not a sentiment I can co-sign. As much as I love Fujifilm cameras, I believe the colors they produce require some adjustment.
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Short Film of Iceland's Eruption Views it as a Collective Human Experience

By Anete Lusina on Apr 20, 2021 11:55 am

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Two filmmakers created a short film, “Volcano for the People,” that explores the recent Iceland volcano eruption less as a natural phenomenon, but more as a collective experience that brings humanity together.

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Polaroid Launches Polaroid Go, The Smallest Analog Camera in the World

By Jaron Schneider on Apr 20, 2021 11:19 am

Polaroid has launched what it is calling the tiniest member to join the Polaroid family of cameras and also the smallest analog instant camera in the world: the Polaroid Go. Everything about it is smaller, including a miniaturized version of its classic, square format film.

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The DSLR I Am Not Retiring: A Long-Term Review of Canon 5D Mark IV

By Illya Ovchar on Apr 20, 2021 11:17 am

Released in 2016, the Canon 5D Mark IV got a range of reviews, with most being quite negative. 5 years down the road, how does this camera hold up in professional jobs, and will I be upgrading from it?
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Sony 14mm f/1.8 G-Master Review: An Impossibly Good Lens

By Ryan Mense on Apr 20, 2021 10:01 am

Super-wide-angle lenses made for full-frame cameras are usually some combination of big, heavy, slow, or riddled with image quality problems. Usually.

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Sony Unveils the Compact and Lightweight 14mm f/1.8 G-Master Lens

By Ryan Mense on Apr 20, 2021 10:00 am

Sony has unveiled the 14mm f/1.8 G-Master, an ultra-wide lens with a large aperture that the company believes is ready to take on astrophotography, landscapes, and architecture along with plus portraits and closeups thanks to its unique design.

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