L’univers au bout des doigts

« Il sera aux télescopes ce que l’iPhone est à la téléphonie mobile : un cube épuré doté d’un seul bouton et capable de prendre des photos du ciel automatiquement via une application. »
Magazine Ciel & Espace

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L’histoire de Vaonis
Née de la volonté de faire découvrir un monde de merveilles, l’entreprise est fondée par Cyril Dupuy qui fabrique depuis son adolescence des télescopes au design simple, faciles à utiliser et performants. Pendant 3 années de recherche et développement, il travaille avec une équipe de passionnés et conçoit Stellina, télescope unique au monde et de grande qualité ouvrant les portes d’un nouvel univers.
Partagez votre univers avec une nouvelle génération de télescopes faciles à utiliser, à transporter et connectés avec votre smartphone ou tablette. Stellina vous transporte à des millions d’années lumières pour découvrir en famille ou entre amis les merveilles du ciel nocturne.
à voir sur Vaonis

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Tout… et un peu plus

Avec cette troisième déclinaison de l’Alpha 7r, Sony peut espérer toucher un public plus large: haute définition et hautes sensibilités sont toujours de la partie, mais l’appareil gagne en réactivité.

à voir dans Chasseur d’Images n° 400 #ci400
avec le match Sony Alpha 7r III vs Nikon D850 vs Canon EOS 5Dsr

et aussi un dossier complet sur l’hybride et le reflex
Envie de switcher pour un hybride ?
Le switch est à la mode! Utilisateurs Canon ou Nikon, fatigués de porter du matériel trop lourd ou attirés par les promesses des appareils hybrides sont de plus en plus nombreux.
Mais si le switch offre quelques avantages, il présente aussi de très nombreux inconvénients et la course aux appareils allégés ne se termine pas toujours bien.
C’est pourquoi la rédaction fait un point le plus objectif possible sur les différentes solutions et sur la meilleure façon de switcher (ou pas!) au meilleur coût et, surtout, en fonction de l’usage prévu car c’est CE critère et lui seul qui devrait guider les utilisateurs.

DJI Reveals New Handheld Camera Stabilizers At CES 2018

A Redesigned Osmo Mobile 2 Turns Smartphones Into Smart Steadycams and Ronin-S Becomes DJI’s First Single-Handed Stabilizer for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

Osmo Mobile 2 – Redesigned for the Storyteller in All of Us

Osmo Mobile 2 is a smartphone camera stabilizer that captures smooth videos and high-definition panoramas with cinematic movement and incredible ease. DJI’s industry-leading three-axis gimbal technology cancels out movement in three directions so your video stays steady even if your hands shake or wobble, while DJI’s built in SmoothTrack technology detects and compensates for your movement of the camera to ensure a smooth cinematic shot every time.

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Ronin-S – Bring a Steady Shot to Any Set

Ronin-S is DJI’s first single-handed stabilizer for DSLR and mirrorless camera systems. Available in two frame sizes for either camera type, DJI’s powerful three-axis gimbal technology delivers smooth, shake-free video and crisp photos, adding a cinematic and professional look to your work.

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DJI Reveals New Handheld Camera Stabilizers At CES 2018
more detail at dji

TR mini Debut!

The TR-M11 is a camera that was conceived around the concept of taking photos that will be popular on SNSs. With its evolved make-up functions and the addition of a new ring LED light, the TR-M11 offers a photo environment that is like having your own dedicated make-up artist and being in the studio of a professional photographer.

The design of TR-M11 allows you to easily carry it with you wherever you go, and to take selfies as you envision them at any time. You can also express yourself in even more individualistic and creative ways.

By offering the Handy Beauty Studio as a personal tool, Casio supports all women who have made selfies a part of their daily lives.

TR mini Debut!

more details at Casio

(Shared) Viewpoint | Nigel Atherton

Nikon says it’s developing a new mirrorless camera. Nigel Atherton is hoping for a change of direction that steers it away from the 1 series.

If I were on first-name terms with Doctor Who – friendly enough, say, to borrow his Tardis at weekends – one of the fun things I’d like to do is bring people back from the past to show them what the world looks like now. Imagine taking the Wright brothers to modern-day Heathrow Airport, or taking Galileo around Cape Canaveral. Slightly less dramatically, I’d love to fetch some AP readers from the 1970s and show them the cameras of today. They would marvel at the speed, quality, convenience and variety of today’s digital cameras, from DSLRs and action cameras to drones, and think we’re a thoroughly spoiled generation.

Mirrorless cameras would be a particular source of envy for our bell-bottom-wearing time travellers, and I’d have a fun game lined up to entertain them over their quinoa and rocket salad lunch in which I’d cover up the brand names of each system and they’d have to guess which was which. I bet that when asked to pick out Nikon’s contribution they’d choose the Fujifi lm X system over the poor old 1 system every time.

Abandoned the brand values

I don’t think I’m being controversial when I say that in developing its mirrorless system, Nikon abandoned the brand values on which its reputation was built in favour of pursuing a mythical demographic of gadget-loving compact users looking to trade in their camera phones for shiny, high-tech, pocket-sized, point-and-shoot cameras with interchangeable lenses. The 1 system hits this target audience perfectly – the only problem is that these people don’t actually exist in sufficient numbers to justify all that investment. It turns out that most of them are happy with their camera phones after all. Meanwhile, Fujifilm crept in when Nikon wasn’t looking and built the mirrorless cameras that Nikon should have made, and is now reaping the rewards.

I’m hoping that, after several years spent flogging a dead horse, Nikon may have admitted defeat and is starting again. In a statement made to DPReview recently, a Nikon spokesperson said, ‘We are currently developing new mirrorless products that build upon Nikon’s strengths, and offer the performance prospective customers expect, including the ultimate optics performance, image-processing technologies, strength and durability, and operation.’

That doesn’t sound like a 1-system camera, and as someone with a cupboard full of Nikon kit, I am pretty excited by that. I’m hoping for a mirrorless version of my FM2, and I know I’m not alone. The last time Nikon took inspiration from this well-loved classic we ended up with the Df – a kind of Land of the Giantsversion – but by making it mirrorless Nikon should be able to get close to the perfect dimensions of the original… fingers crossed.

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Nigel Atherton – Editor – Amateur Photographer Magazine
via Amateur Photographer – Saturday 19 August 2017

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sample Images

Canon has launched the EOS 6D Mark II. Featuring a host of innovative and state-of-the-art technical stills and movie advances, the new full frame DSLR has been designed to fulfil the needs of the freelance photographer and serious enthusiast on the move. The camera is small and light, boasting exceptional image quality and stunning focusing thanks to a brand new 26.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 processor.

Canon Japan has posted a small selection of sample images and movies shot with the newly released EOS 6D Mark II camera.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sample Image
File Name: 11.jpg
Shooting Mode: Aperture-priority AE
Tv (Shutter Speed): 1/160 sec
Av (Aperture Value): f/5.0
ISO Speed: ISO400
Lens: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
White Balance: AWB(Ambience Priority)
Picture Style: Fine Detail
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Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sample Image
File Name: 07.jpg
Shooting Mode: Aperture-priority AE
Tv (Shutter Speed): 6 sec
Av (Aperture Value): f/11.0
ISO Speed: ISO100
Lens: EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
White Balance: Fluorescent
Picture Style: Landscape
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Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sample Image
File Name: 09.jpg
Shooting Mode: Manual exposure
Tv (Shutter Speed): 1/1000 sec
Av (Aperture Value): f/9.0
ISO Speed: ISO800
Lens: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
White Balance: Daylight
Picture Style: Standard
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Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sample Image
File Name: 01.jpg
Shooting Mode: Aperture-priority AE
Tv (Shutter Speed): 1/500 sec
Av (Aperture Value): f/1.2
ISO Speed: ISO100
Lens: EF85mm f/1.2L II USM
White Balance: AWB(Ambience Priority)
Picture Style: Portrait
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Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sample Image
File Name: 08.jpg
Shooting Mode: Manual exposure
Tv (Shutter Speed): 1.3 sec
Av (Aperture Value): f/11.0
ISO Speed: ISO100
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM
White Balance: Color Temp. (5200K)
Picture Style: Fine Detail
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Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sample Images
more at Canon

77 Reasons to Upgrade…

If you have an older EOS camera, find out how far Canon DSLR technology has moved on…

Canon EOS 77D
Canon’s new enthusiast DSLR offers the technology of the EOS 80D in a smaller, cheaper body. Phil Hall gives it a test

77 reasons why Canon’s new camera is better than yours!

more in PhotoPlus
The Canon Magazine
Issue 128 – July 2017