LIVE UPDATE: Growing list of announced cameras and accessories below.
The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show takes place January 6-9 in Las Vegas. While the show is massive, encompassing everything from video games to car tech to household appliances, there are a number of cameras and other photo products unveiled during or around the event each year. [click to continue…]
Earlier this week, it appeared that Kuwait had banned DSLR use in public places. Several major photography news outlets (including Photography Bay) picked up the Kuwait Times’ story.
As it turns out, no such ban was ever implemented. Today, the Kuwait Times issued the following retraction of the story:
“On Saturday, November 20, 2010 the Kuwait Times published an article titled ‘Multi ministry camera ban frustrates artists’ in which incorrect information was provided. The newspaper regrets failing to verify the information. The article wrongly stated that a ban on DSLR cameras was implemented by the Ministries of Information, Social Affairs and Finance. This information is false. In a follow up investigation, it was proved that no such ban has been issued. We regret this error and deeply apologize for any inconvenience caused.”
[via Kuwait Times - Thanks to moayad for the tip.]
The Kuwait Times reports that Kuwait has banned the use of DSLRs in public places. In the article, the Kuwait Times notes that the only exception for public DSLR use would be journalism purposes.
The article seems to imply that DSLRs make people feel uncomfortable, pointing out that amateur photographers in Kuwait have completely changed how they use cameras because of the poor reception to public use. One photographer “decided to take photos of animals or still life due to the fact that these subjects don’t mind having their picture taken and don’t make a scene. ‘I started facing problems the very first day I bought my camera,’ [the photographer] added.”
Even with the assorted issues related to photography in the US, I’m thankful to have the liberties that we do have, and I’m glad I can walk around in public without being charged with a crime for using a DSLR.
UPDATE: Kuwait Times has issued a retraction of its story.
[via Kuwait Times]
Image Credit: We Are All Fanatics Exhibition (Richard Kern for Vice)
Those of you in or around NYC this weekend should take the time to check out Levi’s Photo Workshop. On Sunday, November 7, they’re kicking off a week-long celebration of sports through the lens of photography.
Sunday night, Steve Little and Efren Ramirez, stars of Eastbound & Downtown, will join in the celebration and introduce the season finale of the show with a special live screening.
If you aren’t familiar with the Levi’s Photo Workshop yet…
“The Levi’s® Photo Workshop is a temporary public facility that features a professional-grade production studio, vintage camera rental, digital design stations, exciting printing equipment, and a shop full of bits and bobs to keep you shooting in style. Although there are some important local pioneers collaborating here, these resources are really for everyone.” -Levi’s
Levi’s Photo Workshop is at 18 Wooster Street between Canal and Grand.
Check out the full details on the We Are All Fanatics Exhibition below. [click to continue…]
There has been a lot going on with the video scene over the past few days over a Tech Tilt, so here’s a quick recap for those of you into the video scene. [click to continue…]
Below you will find this week’s firmware updates. Hit the manufacturer website links for more details and download instructions for the firmware.
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm f/2.8-4 SWD version 1.2 – “Improved sequential shooting speed with the E-5 cameras.” [Olympus Website]
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 14-35mm f/2 SWD version 1.1 – “Improved sequential shooting speed with the E-5 cameras.Effective with other Four Thirds cameras also.” [Olympus Website]
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 SWD version 1.1 – “Improved sequential shooting speed with the E-5 cameras.Effective with other Four Thirds cameras also.” [Olympus Website]
Panasonic G2 firmware version 1.1 – “Compatibility with the new interchangeable 3D lens LUMIX G 12.5mm” [coming November]
Panasonic 14-140mm lens version 1.3 – “Improved AF performance in speed is available. Reduced start-up time.” [coming later this month]
Nikon Coolpix P90 version 1.1 – “An issue that, in some rare cases, prevented the accurate recording of images captured without interruption in single shooting mode with manual focus and Distortion control enabled has been resolved.” [Nikon Website]