"Generations have a significant influence on consumers’ digital and mobile photography habits. According to an InfoTrends’ report, Digital and Mobile Photography in 2015: Millennials vs. Gen X and Boomers, older Millennials, age 23-34 years old, are the most photo-active group when it comes to use of a digital camera and the number of photos taken, writes Ed Lee in an InfoTrends blog post. On the other hand, young Millennials, age 15-22 years old, are most likely to use a smartphone as their primary camera and capture the most photos on their phones."
Airnef is a Windows/Mac OS/Linux based open-source utility that allows Nikon users to download images from their Wi-fi enabled cameras (built-in or via WU-1a/WU-1b adapters). It even works with Wi-fi enabled Canon devices, too (though Canon's EOS Utility has much of the same functionality, but not all).
From the TestCams YouTube Channel:
Airnef is a free, open-source utility for wirelessly downloading images and videos from your WiFi-equipped Nikon and Canon cameras. airnef runs on the Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux operating systems. Go to http://www.testcams.com/airnef for more information and download links.
00:00 - Introduction
00:45 - Selecting basic method for choosing which images to download
00:56 - Selecting images in the camera for download
02:14 - Configuring Windows to automatically switch to your camera's network
03:07 - What happens after clicking 'Start Download' for images selected in the camera
03:55 - Transfer Report after downloads have completed
04:37 - Select images on the computer for download
Epanding the range of lens options for mirrorless shooters, Rokinon has announced a pair of fast primes to round out the already broad range of optics dedicated to APS-C-format and Micro Four Thirds cameras. Filling a gap in the existing lineup, a new 50mm f/1.2 lens will serve as the ideal fast portrait-length lens for selective focus control and a longer-than-normal perspective. On the wider end, a 21mm f/1.4 will offer an equivalent standard wide-angle perspective with a bright maximum aperture to suit working in variable lighting conditions.
The longer of the two lenses, the 50mm f/1.2 is a fast, bright lens offering a long perspective, ranging from a 75mm to 100mm equivalent focal length, depending on mount choice, that is well suited to portraiture. The combination of the longer-than-normal focal length and f/1.2 maximum aperture offers extensive control over focus placement for shallow-depth-of-field applications, and the manual focus design enables precise control over focus as close as 1.6' away. A pair of aspherical elements helps to control chromatic and comatic aberrations and an Ultra Multi-Coating has been applied to all elements to reduce flare and ghosting for increased contrast and clarity. A rounded nine-blade diaphragm further contributes to smooth bokeh quality and the front 62mm filter ring does not rotate during operation, for easier use of circular polarizers or other filters that require specific positioning.
Contrasting the portrait-length perspective of the first lens, this 21mm f/1.4 is a standard wide-angle lens offering an equivalent focal length of 31.5mm to 42mm, depending on mount choice. The bright f/1.4 maximum aperture is well suited to working in a wide variety of lighting conditions and also offers selective focus control to emphasize specific subjects in the frame. A manual focus design is employed here again, along with an internal focus system and non-rotating 58mm front filter mount to both maintain the overall length of the lens during use and prevent filters from rotating when focusing. One extra-low dispersion element and three aspherical elements are incorporated into the optical design to limit color fringing and various aberrations in order to achieve greater sharpness and clarity. The Ultra Multi-Coating has been applied to all elements in this lens, too, and a rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to smooth out-of-focus areas when using selective focus techniques.
The Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 and 21mm f/1.4 are available in Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, and Sony E mounts, and in black or silver for all mounts except EF-M.
An unprecedented opportunity to obtain cinema quality glass at an unbelievable price.
September 16, 2015 – New York, NY – For a strictly limited time from September 16 through September 24, 2015, filmmakers and videographers who purchase a XEEN by Rokinon 24mm/50mm/85mm Canon, Micro 4/3, Nikon, PL, or Sony E mount lens set will be rewarded with a $1500 EARLY ADOPTER INSTANT REBATE! Those who want to get started with individual XEEN lenses will be rewarded with a $300 per lens EARLY ADOPTER INSTANT REBATE! Quantities are limited and there is a three lens maximum per customer.
Features common to XEEN lenses appreciated by professionals include:
4K+ Ready Optics
Full Frame Coverage
Tightly Color Matched
Durable All Metal Body
Unified 40° Iris Rotation
Unified 200° Focus Throw
Large Easy To Read Markings
Lens Support Mount (Except PL)
11 Bladed Diaphragm for Superb Bokeh
Xeen Proprietary 14 Layer Multi-Coating
Unified 114mm Non-Rotating Front Diameters
Dual Calibrated Right and Left Side Distance and T-Stop Scales
Unified Focus and Aperture Gear Positions for Easy Follow Focus Use
Mounts can be shimmed and are interchangeable by a qualified technician
Incredibly smooth and fully damped movement of focusing and aperture controls
Engineered and optimized for high use professional cine and video applications, they are all backed by a Three Year Limited Warranty, the longest in the industry.
XEEN by Rokinon lens mechanics and optics are manufactured and precision assembled in Korea utilizing cutting edge techniques. Offering a MSRP of $2,995 each, they are extraordinary affordable when compared to other true cine lenses in their class.