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Tokina Announces ATX-M 85MM F1.8 FE Lens

The Tokina atx-m 85mm f/1.8 FE lens for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras is the debut lens for Tokina’s atx-m series of mirrorless lenses that will include lenses for multiple mounts and sensor formats.

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Sony Introduces GP-VPT2BT Wireless Shooting Grip

Building on the growing lineup of cameras and accessories developed for modern creators, Sony today has announced the new GP-VPT2BT shooting grip with wireless remote commander. Ideal for many different types of content creation ranging from vlogs to travel photography/videography to simple everyday use, the new grip offers optimum stability and comfort combined with cable-free connectivity and a reliable dust and moisture resistant design.

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Projects

Ilan Wittenberg: Meeting the Maasai

In April, 2018, Auckland-based portrait photographer Ilan Wittenberg won the grand prize at the Sony Alpha Awards. His prize included a trip to Tanzania with World Photo Adventures, so in February this year Ilan travelled to Africa to go on safari and photograph the local wildlife.

While he was in Tanzania Ilan also met members of the Maasai community and took the opportunity to produce his Maasai People portrait series. “I made special effort to connect with the indigenous population and was very fortunate to create these extraordinary portraits. These are not candid snapshots, but carefully composed portraits that honour the Maasai people,” he explains.

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Ben Mikha: Embracing New Zealand’s Winter Beauty

After avoiding New Zealand’s winter for four years in a row by heading to the Northern Hemisphere and summer climates, filmmaker and photographer Ben Mikha decided it was time to stick it out and experience a New Zealand winter for a change. But he didn’t just stay at home with the heat pump on — he took his Kiwi winter experience to the next level. Ben and two of his friends (Ron and Rob) packed up and took to the roads exploring stunning landscapes from Aoraki and Mount Cook to Canterbury and Napier.

During the trip, Ben shot 45 timelapses, two hyperlapses, more than 1000GB of footage and more than 50,000 photos. He incorporated a lot of this to create a stunning video of winter in New Zealand.

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Reviews

Tom Ang: Sony FE 135mm F1.8 G Master

Have you ever wondered why we have the 135mm focal length at all?

It’s not a nice round number like 50 or 200. In function, you could say it’s a bit long to be an all-rounder for portraiture where 75mm to 90mm is more comfortable. At the same time, you might complain that it’s a little short as a telephoto for travel, where 180mm to 210mm is more useful. So why do we have it?

First, the fact is that 135mm is standard repertoire. You will find it in every 35mm camera system since its introduction in 1960. The reason is simple: it’s extremely versatile. It works fine for portraits, it works very well for photojournalism and it’s excellent for travel and scenery.
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