Photographic accessories – UK Digitala http://ukdigitala.com/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 14:23:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://ukdigitala.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-29T121704.452-150x150.png Photographic accessories – UK Digitala http://ukdigitala.com/ 32 32 Alessandro Michele leaves the artistic direction of Gucci https://ukdigitala.com/alessandro-michele-leaves-the-artistic-direction-of-gucci/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 10:56:00 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/alessandro-michele-leaves-the-artistic-direction-of-gucci/ MILAN (AP) — Alessandro Michele is stepping down as creative director of Gucci, the fashion house announced Wednesday, ending an eight-year tenure that strongly redefined Gucci codes with romance and genre fluidity, while generating revenue for parent company Kering. Womenswear Daily reported Michele’s planned departure on Tuesday, citing sources who said Michele failed to respond […]]]>

MILAN (AP) — Alessandro Michele is stepping down as creative director of Gucci, the fashion house announced Wednesday, ending an eight-year tenure that strongly redefined Gucci codes with romance and genre fluidity, while generating revenue for parent company Kering.

Womenswear Daily reported Michele’s planned departure on Tuesday, citing sources who said Michele failed to respond to a request “to initiate a strong design change” and that the chairman of Gucci’s parent company, Kering, François-Henri Pinault was looking for a change of pace. .

No mention of such behind-the-scenes moves was made in the statement announcing Michele’s departure, in which Gucci credits him for playing “a fundamental role in making the brand what it is today. thanks to its revolutionary creativity”.

Michele cited “different perspectives” as his reason for leaving, without giving further details.

“Today marks the end for me of an extraordinary journey of more than 20 years in a company to which I have tirelessly devoted all my love and creative passion,” he said.

Michele was named creative director in January 2015, just days after leading a creative team that put together a menswear show in just five days after his predecessor’s hasty departure. This collection heralded Gucci’s new direction, featuring men’s silk blouses with elaborate bows and ruffled collars as well as fur-trimmed capes, as Michele redefined masculine dress codes.

For most of his tenure, Gucci generated stellar revenues, accounting for most of Kerings’ profits. But he has come under intense scrutiny recently after underperforming his rivals.

Michele’s partnerships with the Hollywood elite and VIPs were often rooted in friendships. Jared Leto was a frequent front row guest at Gucci shows during Michele’s tenure, for a time adopting the same long, straight hair and beard as the Gucci designer.

Michele has also famously dressed Billie Eilish, Florence Welch, and Italian rock band Maneskin on her current tour. And he recently unveiled a collection designed with Harry Styles.

For her latest runway collection, unveiled in September, Michele constructed a parallel universe of side-by-side runways separated by a wall that, when lifted, revealed identical-looking twins in a synchronic stride. The reveal of the 68 sets of identically dressed twins left normally jaded fashionistas confessing they were moved to tears.

Michele joined Gucci in 2002, becoming a Creative Director Partner in May 2011. In 2014, he was appointed Creative Director of Gucci-owned porcelain brand Richard Ginori. He previously worked as a senior accessories designer at Fendi and studied at the Accademia di Costume e di Moda in Rome.

Gucci CEO and President Marco Bizzarri thanked Michele “for his 20 years of commitment to Gucci, and for his vision, dedication and unconditional love for this unique house”.

“The road that Gucci and Alessandro have traveled together over the past few years is unique and will go down as an exceptional moment in the house’s history,” Pinault said in a statement.

Gucci said the in-house design team will take care of the collections until a new creative director is appointed.

“To them goes my heartfelt wish: may you continue to cultivate your dreams, the subtle and intangible matter that makes life worth living,” Michele said in her farewell statement.

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Sonim Delivers FirstNet Ready XP10 for Public Safety https://ukdigitala.com/sonim-delivers-firstnet-ready-xp10-for-public-safety/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 13:30:00 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/sonim-delivers-firstnet-ready-xp10-for-public-safety/ Newly Designed, 5G, Ultra-rugged Smartphone Certified and Approved for Use on FirstNet, Built with AT&T San Diego, Calif.–(Newsfile Corp. – November 21, 2022) – Sonim Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SONM) is pleased to announce that the XP10 is now certified and approved for use on FirstNet® – the only network built with and for US first […]]]>

Newly Designed, 5G, Ultra-rugged Smartphone Certified and Approved for Use on FirstNet, Built with AT&T

San Diego, Calif.–(Newsfile Corp. – November 21, 2022) – Sonim Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SONM) is pleased to announce that the XP10 is now certified and approved for use on FirstNet® – the only network built with and for US first responders. The ultra-rugged 5G XP10 is now FirstNet Ready®, meaning first responders can use it to harness specialized capabilities designed to meet their mission-centric needs on the FirstNet network.

FirstNet, built with AT&T solves long-standing communication challenges faced by public safety entities and those supporting national emergency response. This allows first responders to communicate with each other easily and quickly during everyday situations, large events or the emergencies. And FirstNet evolves based on the needs and feedback of the public safety community, driving targeted innovation to help them stay mission ready. Now, with the XP10 integrated into the FirstNet ecosystem, first responders have even more devices to access the critical information they need – every day and in any emergency.

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“The XP10 is the culmination of thousands of data points we’ve collected from public safety users over the past few years,” said Chip Frederking, vice president and general manager, AT&T/FirstNet, Sonim. “With a simplified look and feel, more ergonomic tactile physical buttons (including one for PTT and one for emergency use) and efficiency improvements, the XP10 was designed from the ground up for first responders. And all the while, we’ve always ensured it stays true to our ultra-rugged performance standards, allowing the XP10 to withstand daily punishment while keeping public safety and enterprise workers connected, which is a requirement, not an option, for those working in extreme conditions.

As a pioneer in manufacturing ultra-rugged mobile devices and developing mission-critical communications solutions, Sonim was the first to provide FirstNet Ready® ultra-rugged devices to public safety when the AT&T FirstNet network was launched in 2018. That legacy continues with the XP10.

Like all Sonim devices, the XP10 is designed to meet ultra-rugged standardsincluding MIL-STD-810H and Class I, II, and III Div 2 non-incendive ratings. It has been tested and can survive drops from six feet directly onto concrete, being submerged in six feet of water for 60 minutes, operate in all weather conditions from -4°F to 131°F, and much more. After. Sonim’s comprehensive 3-year warranty covers more than traditional mobile warranties and lowers the total cost of ownership.

The XP10 isn’t your typical rugged phone. While still ultra-rugged, it features a lighter, sleeker design to fit comfortably in a pocket. The 5000 mAh battery can sustain several shifts without charging, even longer for some workers. The battery is also removable and can be swapped out to reduce downtime on the job. Sonim is a leader in audio quality and continues to improve the audio experience with the XP10. Even in the noisiest work environments, workers can hear and be heard louder and clearer than ever thanks to 100dB+ speakers with Goodix echo and noise cancellation technology.

First responders also have access to a one-of-a-kind 5G experience on FirstNet. They enjoy the benefits of this next-generation connectivity while continuing to use LTE, the current benchmark for reliable mobile broadband, for their critical needs. First responders maintain voice communications with always-on priority and preemption over LTE, while the FirstNet network determines the best route for data traffic, whether it’s 5G or LTE spectrum. And AT&T will continue to roll out 5G connectivity for FirstNet in communities across the country.

“FirstNet Ready® devices and modules undergo extensive review, so first responders can be confident that Sonim’s XP10 meets our highest standards for reliability, safety and performance,” said Matt Walsh, assistant vice president, product management and development, FirstNet program at AT&T. . “The more tools that public safety has access to on their network, the better we can help them accomplish their mission.

Additional XP10 performance features include:

  • Sonim’s FirstCare provides FirstNet customers with 24/7 support and SonimCare provides 24/5 support for Enterprise customers

  • SonimWare enterprise mobility software to help customers deploy mobile devices faster as well as manage and support users in the field to increase productivity and improve security.

  • Enhanced photography experience with dual 50MP standard and 8MP wide-angle rear cameras as well as an 8MP front camera.

  • Android OS 12 delivers a smoother, more intuitive and responsive experience for increased performance.

Before being certified and approved for use on FirstNet, devices undergo hundreds of tests that cover a number of aspects, from safety and durability to network impacts. This helps ensure that they can meet the needs of first responders. FirstNet Ready® devices are listed on the FirstNet device page.

To learn more, visit Sonim. To learn more about FirstNet, visit FirstNet.com.

About Sonim Technologies, Inc.
Sonim Technologies is a leading US supplier of ultra-rugged, rugged and durable mobile devices designed to provide extra protection for users who demand more durability in their work and everyday life. We currently sell our Enhanced Mobility solutions to several of the largest wireless service providers in the United States, including AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, as well as the three largest wireless service providers in Canada, Bell, Rogers and Telus Mobility. Our rugged phones and accessories are also sold through distributors in North America and Europe. Sonim devices and accessories connect users with voice, data, workflow and lifestyle applications that enhance the user experience while providing an extra level of protection. For more information, visit www.sonimtech.com.

About FirstNet, built with AT&T
FirstNet® is the only nationwide, high-speed broadband communications platform dedicated and purpose-built for America’s first responders and the broader public safety community. Shaped by the vision of Congress and the first responder community in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, FirstNet stands above commercial offerings. It is built with AT&T in public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority – an independent agency within the federal government. The FirstNet network provides first responders with truly dedicated coverage and capacity when they need it, unique benefits such as always on priority and preemption, and high quality 14 band spectrum. These advanced capabilities help firefighters, EMS and law enforcement save lives and protect their communities. Learn more about FirstNet.com.

©2022 AT&T Intellectual Property. FirstNet and the FirstNet logo are registered trademarks and service marks of First Responder Network Authority. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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What we know about Zeina Khoury’s modeling career https://ukdigitala.com/what-we-know-about-zeina-khourys-modeling-career/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 03:31:00 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/what-we-know-about-zeina-khourys-modeling-career/ Zeina Khoury’s former modeling career was briefly mentioned on Dubai Bling. Here’s what we know about Zeina’s brief stint in the fashion industry. Before Zeina Khoury joined the cast of Netflix Dubai Blingshe had a short modeling career. Dubai Blingwhich is a spin-off of the hit series empire bling, follows the extravagant personal and professional […]]]>

Zeina Khoury’s former modeling career was briefly mentioned on Dubai Bling. Here’s what we know about Zeina’s brief stint in the fashion industry.


Before Zeina Khoury joined the cast of Netflix Dubai Blingshe had a short modeling career. Dubai Blingwhich is a spin-off of the hit series empire bling, follows the extravagant personal and professional lives of 10 Dubai residents who have money to spend. Zeina, a 39-year-old real estate agent and entrepreneur, moved from Lebanon to the United Arab Emirates in 2007. Since becoming CEO of High Mark Real Estate in 2009, Zeina has established herself as a successful businesswoman and an online influencer who doubles as an entertainment personality.

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As Zeina stood out on Dubai Bling for her surprising physical altercation with Dayna Mohammed, viewers became particularly interested in Zeina’s past when Safa Siddiqui recruited her for a fashion show. Safa praised Zeina’s height and thought she would look good in her clothes, but Zeina was clearly worried about the idea and revealed that she was a model before turning to real estate. While some empire bling stars like Kevin Kreider and Kane Lim love the fashion world, Zeina called time a “dark times” in his life. Here’s what we know about Zeina’s former career.

Related: Who’s Dubai Bling’s Star (Maybe It’s Not Who You Think)


Dubai Bling’s Zeina Khoury was a model in the 2000s

Zeina, who is estimated to be around 5ft 7in, was a model in the 2000s before turning her attention to the real estate market. Although Zeina simply told Safa that she was a model “a long time ago,” on Dubai Bling, reality titbit unearthed a Gladiators article from 2009 that described Zeina as a Lebanese model and TV host. Unfortunately, fans of Dubai Bling who wish to view Zeina’s portfolio are out of luck, as Zeina’s social media profiles make no mention of her former career.

Dubai Bling’s Zeina Khoury has no plans to model again

While viewers were thrilled when the fashion photographer and America’s Next Top Model alum Yu Tsai appeared on empire bling season 3fans of Dubai Bling shouldn’t expect Zeina to dive back into the modeling world. Although Zeina has found some success as a model, she told Safa that she felt too much pressure to be perfect, especially since she weighed “five or six kilos more”, than other women of the time. After the experience left her “borderline bulimic”, Zeina promised herself that she would never model again and, despite Safa’s positive assertions about Dubai Blinghas stayed true to her word ever since.

Dubai Bling’s Zeina Khoury always has an eye for fashion

Although Zeina’s stint as a model is long over, the Dubai Bling star is more invested in fashion than ever and regularly shows off glamorous outfits online. Zeina’s 330,000 Instagram followers are often treated to glimpses of Zeina’s chic personal style, comprised of basic basics, colorful ensembles and extravagant accessories. Plus, while Zeina may not be a model anymore, her little shoots with photographers on Instagram prove she still has the skills. While some Dubai Bling cast members have been accused of embellishing their lifestyles, there’s no doubt that Zeina’s career as a model was, at one point, the real deal.

Dubai Bling is now streaming on Netflix.

Next: Why Dubai Bling Fans Think Actors Exaggerate Their Lifestyles

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Fuzzy and fluffy frills, made for dressing up https://ukdigitala.com/fuzzy-and-fluffy-frills-made-for-dressing-up/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 05:03:50 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/fuzzy-and-fluffy-frills-made-for-dressing-up/ Usually fuzzy, fluffy textures can suggest hibernation, but this season designers have used them as an altogether more flamboyant gesture – arriving in intense retina-burning hues or as a lavish, unexpected embellishment. At Prada, colorful faux fur panels spring from the elbow and hem of elegant double-breasted jackets – an unmistakable suggestion of opulence in […]]]>

Usually fuzzy, fluffy textures can suggest hibernation, but this season designers have used them as an altogether more flamboyant gesture – arriving in intense retina-burning hues or as a lavish, unexpected embellishment.

At Prada, colorful faux fur panels spring from the elbow and hem of elegant double-breasted jackets – an unmistakable suggestion of opulence in a collection that co-creative directors Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons say is all about the “process of defining the meaning of beauty, for today”.

The fuzzy and fluffy flourishes of the 2022 A/W

Woman with yellow faux fur oversized bag

Bag, price on request, by Dolce & Gabbana. Earrings, £510, by Bottega Veneta. Tights, £26, by Falke

(Image credit: photography by Georgia Devey Smith, fashion by Jason Hughes)

Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele has long used faux fur flourishes in his lavishly designed collections. for A/W22, intarsia capes wrap the body – with bright pops of color – while fur cuffs and trims adorn the house’s collab with Adidas. Befitting the lavish ambience, the collection is titled “Exquisite Gucci”.

A range of fuzzy accessories give a playful climax to the season’s looks – at Dolce & Gabbana an oversized fur tote bag comes in canary yellow, while Matthieu Blazy’s debut collection at Bottega Veneta includes a heel Dizzying platform, boldly wrapped in fluorescent orange faux fur.

Woman in black suit and furry orange shoes

Jacket, £2,290; earrings, £510; shoes, £1,510, all from Bottega Veneta

(Image credit: photography by Georgia Devey Smith, fashion by Jason Hughes)

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OPPO Reno8 Pro 5G review: Another impressive release from OPPO https://ukdigitala.com/oppo-reno8-pro-5g-review-another-impressive-release-from-oppo/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 09:41:54 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/oppo-reno8-pro-5g-review-another-impressive-release-from-oppo/ OPPO has rolled out the last in his Reno line in the form of the Reno8 Pro 5G, which offers a tempting upgrade path for those who have used previous iterations, especially this reviewer who had the OPPO Reno5 5G as a daily driver for several years. Yes, this review will not only be a […]]]>

OPPO has rolled out the last in his Reno line in the form of the Reno8 Pro 5G, which offers a tempting upgrade path for those who have used previous iterations, especially this reviewer who had the OPPO Reno5 5G as a daily driver for several years.

Yes, this review will not only be a look at the Reno8 Pro 5G alone, but also how it compares to its older sibling and the upgrade experience for a loyal OPPO who wants a new phone while staying with this manufacturer.

As always, we start with the unboxing and we’re a bit shocked to see that it hasn’t really changed at all over the years. The box and packaging are nearly identical to the Reno5, which isn’t a bad thing, especially with the awesome inclusions in the box.

The Reno8 Pro 5G comes with a factory pre-applied screen protector and a clear plastic cover. We’ve talked for years about how much we love these accessories included in the base package and we’ll continue to do so here.

For an OPPO product, where finding accessories like screen protectors and cases will be difficult in South Africa is even more appreciated. While we’ll cover some advancements later, we still sadly point out that these types of products are still hard to find locally and you’ll need to seek them out if you want to replace one or the other in the future.

Also in the box is a USB Type-A to USB Type-C charging cable that connects to the frankly huge power adapter. This size is justified as it’s a beast of a thing offering 80W charging. yes you read that right, 80 watts. This facilitates continuous SuperVOOC fast charging offered by OPPO, with more on this and battery capacity later.

Besides the SIM card removal tool and documentation, there’s one massive exclusion: a pair of headphones. Indeed, the OPPO Reno8 Pro 5G unfortunately falls into the trap of removing the headphone jack, a decision we absolutely hate on this phone and all other phones. With devices only getting bigger every year, we see no reason for this to continue.

In exchange, however, you now have stereo speakers on offer, which is a breath of fresh air compared to the OPPO Reno5 5G which lacked this feature. It’s a massive improvement for consuming all kinds of content and we’re glad to have it.

With the phone finally in our hands, we can appreciate the build quality that has remained high at OPPO over these years. Our review copy came in an Ice Green colorway which we don’t mind, but we can see most people preferring the Ice Black option instead.

Aside from the feel of quality in your hand, the next big find is just how huge that camera bump is. The top corner of the phone’s rear is entirely dominated by the camera cluster housing the main shooter – a Sony IMX766 50MP case – along with an ultra-wide camera, macro camera, flash and sensors .

From this side view, the camera bump is clearly visible.

In hand, the size of the bump is rather shocking, and even with the included cover, you never forget it’s there.

It can get irritating at times, but after a while you’ll forget it’s there, thankfully. Like the notches on the front camera, it seems like a huge annoyance at first, but eventually your brain turns it off.

Speaking of front notches, the OPPO Reno8 Pro 5G is more of a mid-screen mounted front camera in the form of a 32MP Sony IMX709 shooter. OPPO is not trying to make this a feature like Apple recently did with Dynamic Island…it’s just a front camera that hides mostly in the top notification screen and only stands out when you maximize content in horizontal mode.

With first impressions aside, we’ve been using this phone for a few weeks now and can report that it’s been an almost flawless experience. There’s nothing we tried to do with the phone that it couldn’t keep up with, which isn’t surprising given its hardware with the Dimensity 8100-Max Octa-Core SoC and an NPU imagining MariSilicon X .

This is combined with 256GB of storage on our model (not expandable) and 8GB of RAM. It should be noted that RAM is the ability to expand it using free system storage as RAM. 2GB, 3GB, and 5GB expansions are all available with 3GB expansion enabled by default. This RAM flexibility is very important and is another feedback from other OPPO phones.

The 4,500mAh can get you through a real world day where you use your phone a decent amount, but we think more capacity could have been packed into a device of this size and weight. The rather insane 80W charging fills that battery in less time than it takes to make a coffee though, which continues to be impressive.

In this regard, we can also report on experiences with older OPPO products. When we first started using the old Reno5 5G, we were worried that SuperVOOC fast charging would negatively impact battery life over time, especially since it can’t be turned off. While we can’t speak for the new Reno8 Pro 5G, the older Reno5 5G didn’t experience massive battery degradation after years of fast charging, so we have no reason to expect anything. different this time.

These specs hold up when you look at the synthetic benchmarks with GeekBench reporting a single-core performance number of 899 and a multi-core score of 3,547.

GeekBench offers similar devices for comparison, with the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G as the top contender posting a single-core score of 924 and a multi-core score of 3,085.

As of this writing, the price of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is rather close to the South African RRP of the OPPO Reno8 Pro 5G at R19,999.

As always, benchmarks don’t give you the full picture, but again we have to point out that the OPPO Reno8 Pro 5G did everything we asked of it with just one to highlight.

The first is internet performance which wasn’t great. We noticed lots of connection dropouts and intermittent issues with Wi-Fi. It’s not a problem with Wi-Fi, other devices worked perfectly – including the old OPPO Reno5 5G – so the problem must be with this new phone. We don’t know what the exact problem is, but a restart of the phone (which happens extremely quickly, we have to mention) usually fixes things.

We don’t see any other outlets or individual users reporting the same issue, but we’re leaving this mention in case anyone in the future encounters the same issue.

The problem could also stem from a mismatch between the phone and the network which is very insular, but again other devices on the same connection had no problems.

And, of course, we have to talk about that camera. It’s one of the biggest selling points and literally, physically, one of the biggest parts of the phone.

The camera results of the OPPO Reno8 Pro 5G are extremely impressive and can capture even the smallest details. We particularly enjoyed taking photos of pets where the camera does a great job of capturing individual hair strands and tiny pores.

Inanimate objects are also captured well and there are plenty of options to tinker with for photographers who want to maximize their results.

The question must be asked though: is the camera performance good enough to justify the huge camera bump? We are not so sure even if we are satisfied with the photos and videos we have captured. Some shots that include plenty of natural light were truly stunning, while others indoors with less light failed to impress.

As with most cameras, the time you take to light and position will make the biggest difference, so don’t expect this phone’s massive camera array to magically up your photography game. .

Overall, the OPPO Reno8 Pro 5G did absolutely everything we wanted but, in that way, it is a victim of its own success. The experience was so good that small issues like network issues, lack of a headphone jack, and the occasional extra processing time on the camera stand out even more.

At R19,999, this phone falls into what many would call ‘premium mid-range’, but it can still get tangled up with more expensive offerings from other companies. You get everything you need right out of the box, but you may feel frustrated when looking for accessories in South Africa, an issue we hoped OPPO would have worked on over the years it’s been locally active.

A rock-solid option, the OPPO Reno8 Pro 5G should be on your radar if you’re shopping at this price range or looking for its specific specs.

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Legendary mountaineer Bradford Washburn’s lost cache discovered https://ukdigitala.com/legendary-mountaineer-bradford-washburns-lost-cache-discovered/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 21:19:36 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/legendary-mountaineer-bradford-washburns-lost-cache-discovered/ A team from Teton Gravity Research has discovered lost film and cameras left behind by the legendary photographer 85 years ago in the Yukon. For historians, it’s like finding a treasure chest full of gold. Explorers from Teton Gravity Research announced Thursday the discovery of a historic cache of camera gear and mountain gear that […]]]>

A team from Teton Gravity Research has discovered lost film and cameras left behind by the legendary photographer 85 years ago in the Yukon.

For historians, it’s like finding a treasure chest full of gold.

Explorers from Teton Gravity Research announced Thursday the discovery of a historic cache of camera gear and mountain gear that once belonged to Bradford Washburn and Robert Bates.

The pair of climbers left the craft while trying to escape the remote wilderness of the Yukon in Canada in 1937. More than eight decades later, this craft has been found. The discovery has aroused great enthusiasm among scientists, historians and anyone interested in the history of mountaineering.

Glaciologist Dorota (Dora) Medrzycka used glacier mapping to help find lost equipment. (photo/Teton Gravity Research)

Teton Gravity Research team found the lost equipment on the distant Walsh Glacier in Kluane National Park and Reserve. This area is within the traditional territory of the Kluane First Nation, located in Canada’s Yukon Territory.

“While there is obvious historical value in recovering these artifacts, particularly the camera and film of one of history’s most legendary aerial photographers, the scientific value of the find is equally significant. , providing researchers with a data point to calculate glacier movements in the area that predates any other data point by decades,” expedition leader Griffin Post said in a press release.

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Bradford Washburn’s Lost Aerial Camera; (photo/Teton Gravity Research)

Lost Equipment of a Historical Photographer

Perhaps the most exciting element is “an important part” of Washburn’s work. Fairchild F-8 aerial camera, which the expedition successfully extracted from the ice.

Researchers believe this is likely Washburn’s very first aerial camera. He gained worldwide notoriety for his aerial photos. Many of these images are displayed at Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum in Golden, Colorado.

But there is more than the camera. The expedition team also recovered two motion picture cameras: a DeVry “Lunchbox” model and a Bell & Howell Eyemo 71A. Both cameras still contain film. Several pieces of mountaineering equipment were also recovered.

Post invoked University of Ottawa glaciologist Dorota (Dora) Medrzycka to find the craft. A press release said it had taken advantage of “innovative glacier mapping processes” to determine where the cache might have moved over the decades on the glacier.

After finding the cache, the TGR team reported the find to Parks Canada. Working with Canadian officials and the Kluane First Nation, they recovered everything a few weeks later.

“The rediscovery of the Washburn-Bates Cache after 85 years encased in ice adds a tangible dimension to an exciting story of exploration and survival at almost unbelievable odds,” said Sharon Thomson, archaeologist at Parks Canada.

“From a cultural resource management perspective, it presents a rare and valuable opportunity to study changes over time at an archaeological site in a dynamic glacial environment.”

Discovery offers more than just historical artifacts – and hopefully salvageable photos. It can also lead to new knowledge about climate change.

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The expedition found several cameras and alpine equipment lost for 85 years; (photo/Teton Gravity Research)

A timeline of climate change

The discovery of the Washburn-Bates cache unlocks new data on glacial movements.

Availablescientific data on glacier movement only dates back to the 1960s. With this discovery, scientists could gain a new understanding of long-term changes in the Walsh Glacier.

“This new information could be useful to scientists working to decode the impact of climate change on our glaciers and our world,” the Teton Gravity Research press release said.

A Parks Canada team is processing the artifacts in laboratories in Ottawa and Winnipeg. The organization “llooks forward to sharing these objects” and their stories with the public, the statement said.

Curious to know more? No worries, as one of the most important outdoor cinema actorsTeton Gravity Research has documented everything since shipping.

The outdoor media company plans to release a film about the discovery “in the near future.”

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Life in the dark can be intriguing https://ukdigitala.com/life-in-the-dark-can-be-intriguing/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 11:04:59 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/life-in-the-dark-can-be-intriguing/ If Edgar Allan Poe had been an environmentalist, he might have liked to write a story called “Life in the Dark: Shedding Light on Biodiversity in the Dark Places of Planet Earth.” The real book by that name, written by Danté Fenolio and published by Johns Hopkins University Press, is one of the most interesting […]]]>

If Edgar Allan Poe had been an environmentalist, he might have liked to write a story called “Life in the Dark: Shedding Light on Biodiversity in the Dark Places of Planet Earth.”

The real book by that name, written by Danté Fenolio and published by Johns Hopkins University Press, is one of the most interesting presentations I’ve seen of the obscure life that few of us know about, let alone see. Fenolio introduces us to macabre creatures with names like Viperfish and Fangtooths that would surely have thrilled Poe.

Opening the book, one is first struck by the absolutely brilliant photography, which leads to two immediate questions: how do these strange animals make a living and how were they able to be photographed? The answer to the second is a combination of perseverance and dedication to art and science in exploring and photographing around the world, in addition to taking advantage of modern technology.

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Ricoh Announces HD PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8ED AW Lens https://ukdigitala.com/ricoh-announces-hd-pentax-d-fa-macro-100mm-f2-8ed-aw-lens/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/ricoh-announces-hd-pentax-d-fa-macro-100mm-f2-8ed-aw-lens/ The macro lens for use with PENTAX DSLR cameras features a new optical design for dramatically improved imaging power; The special-edition silver model will be available in a limited quantity of 300 units worldwide PARSIPPANY, NJ, October 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation today announced the PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8ED AW HD […]]]>

The macro lens for use with PENTAX DSLR cameras features a new optical design for dramatically improved imaging power;

The special-edition silver model will be available in a limited quantity of 300 units worldwide

PARSIPPANY, NJ, October 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation today announced the PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8ED AW HD Lens, the first PENTAX macro lens to feature an All Weather (AW) dust and weather resistant construction. Incorporating a new optical design developed using the latest optical design technologies, the lens optimizes image resolution and contrast, even at full aperture, and delivers clear, high-quality images.

When mounted on a dust and weather sealed PENTAX DSLR camera body, the new PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8ED AW HD Lens creates an extremely reliable and durable imaging system that performs superbly in demanding shooting conditions, such as snow, mist, rain, or in locations prone to splashing or splashing water.

Despite the new optical design and AW construction, the new lens is almost as compact as its predecessor (the smc PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR). It features a new exterior design and incorporates PENTAX’s original Quick-Shift focusing system, allowing the photographer to instantly switch from autofocus to manual mode once the subject has been brought into focus by the system. camera autofocus.

| Pricing and Availability |

The black HD PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8ED AW lens will be available late November 2022 at www.us.ricoh-imaging.com as well as at authorized Ricoh Imaging outlets at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $549.95.

In addition to the standard black model, the HD PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8ED AW lens will also be available in a special edition silver model, limited to just 300 units worldwide. The special edition silver model will be available at the start November 2022 at www.us.ricoh-imaging.com at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $549.95.

| Main characteristics of the
HD PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mmF2.8ED AW |

  1. Exceptional imaging performance made possible by the latest optical design technologies

    The lens incorporates an ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass optical element and two anomalous dispersion glass optical elements to compensate for various aberrations and minimize the generation of unwanted violet fringing. This is combined with the high-quality multi-layer HD (High Definition) coating, which significantly reduces the average reflectance in the visible ray spectrum to less than 50% compared to conventional models, and the innovative FREE focus (extension of fixed rear element). system. Together, these technologies effectively reduce the generation of flare and ghosting across the entire focus range – from minimum focus distance to infinity – and deliver clear, high-quality images. The lens also provides life-size magnification in close-range shooting to capture dramatic, finely detailed close-up images.

  2. Dust- and weather-sealed AW construction for exceptional outdoor shooting reliability

    Ready for inclement weather conditions, the lens features dust and weather resistant AW (All Weather) construction for the first time in a PENTAX macro lens. This reliable construction prevents the intrusion of dust and moisture into the lens body, using six sealing parts to optimize air sealing performance. When mounted on a dust and weather sealed PENTAX DSLR camera body, it creates an extremely reliable and durable imaging system that performs flawlessly in demanding shooting conditions, such as snow , fog, rain, or in locations subject to water splashing or spraying.

  3. Exclusive exterior design and exceptional operability

    The lens has an attractive and sleek appearance, with metal exteriors meticulously machined from high-grade aluminum. Its focus ring features PENTAX’s original Quick-Shift focusing system, which allows the photographer to instantly switch from autofocus to manual mode once the subject has been brought into focus by the camera. camera autofocus system. This single-action operation ensures a smooth and comfortable focus mode switching maneuver during manual focus shooting for greatly improved operability.

  4. Compact and lightweight design for excellent maneuverability

    Despite the improved imaging power made possible by the new optical design and outstanding AW construction, the lens is nearly as compact and lightweight as the smc PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR (launched in December 2009), with exceptional weight distribution, ergonomics and maneuverability.

  5. Other Features
  • A working distance of 5.1 inches (13 centimeters), at life-size magnification, to aid in shooting typically uncooperative subjects, such as insects
  • Individual serial number assigned to each lens: black model starts at 0000001, silver model starts at 1000001
  • Circular diaphragm to produce natural beautiful bokeh (defocus) from open aperture to F5.6, while minimizing the streaking effect of point light sources
  • SP (Super Protect) Coating applied to the front optical element to keep the front surface free of dust or smudges

| About Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation |

Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd. Ricoh empowers digital workspaces using innovative technologies and services that enable people to work smarter. For more than 85 years, Ricoh has been at the forefront of innovation and is a leading provider of document management solutions, IT services, commercial and industrial printing, digital cameras and industrial systems. . Based at TokyoRicoh operates in approximately 200 countries and regions.

Asahi Optical Joint Stock Co. was founded in 1919 and launched its first SLR camera in the 1950s under the name PENTAX. Over 100 years later, now part of the Ricoh Group, Ricoh Imaging continues to produce the heritage-rich and award-winning PENTAX range of DSLR cameras, lenses and sports optics. Ricoh’s sleek and compact digital camera offering is known for its extensive and unique set of features.

For more information, please visit www.us.ricoh-imaging.com

© 2022 RICOH COMPANY, LTD. All rights reserved. All referenced product names
are the registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Major
Features

HD PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8ED AW

Focal distance

100mm

Equivalent to 153mm in 35mm format
(when attached to PENTAX APS-C DSLR cameras)

Maximum aperture

F2.8

Minimum opening

F32

Lens Construction

10 elements in 8 groups

Viewing angle (diagonal)

24.5°


16°
(when attached to PENTAX APS-C DSLR cameras)

To go up

KAF

Minimum focus distance

0.303 m (1.0 ft)

Maximum magnification

1.00x

Filter diameter

49 millimeters

Diaphragm control

fully automatic

Number of diaphragm blades

8


Rounded diaphragm 100mm: F2.8-F5.6

Aperture ring

N / A

tripod mount

N / A

sun visor

PH-RBE49 (included)

Lens cap

O-LC49 (included)

lens case

S80-120 (included)

Maximum diameter x length

about. 65mm x 80.5mm (approx. 2.6in x 3.2in)

lester

about. 348 g /with lens hood approx. 387 grams
(about 12.3 oz / with lens hood about 13.7 oz)

Temperature

-10°C40°C (14°F104°F)

Humidity

85% or less (no condensation)

Accessories included

Lens hood PH-RBE49, Lens cap O-LC49,
K lens mount cap, S80-120 lens case

Others

HD Coating


SP coating (super protective)


AW (all weather)


Quick Focus System (QFS/A)


Colors (Black / Silver)

SOURCE Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation

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Uplift V2 L-shaped standing desk review: A sleek and sturdy desk that will help you stay healthy https://ukdigitala.com/uplift-v2-l-shaped-standing-desk-review-a-sleek-and-sturdy-desk-that-will-help-you-stay-healthy/ Sun, 16 Oct 2022 16:57:23 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/uplift-v2-l-shaped-standing-desk-review-a-sleek-and-sturdy-desk-that-will-help-you-stay-healthy/ Uplift V2 L Shaped Standing Desk AppleInsider may earn an affiliate commission on purchases made through links on our site. The Uplift L-shaped standing desk offers ample workspace with fast-moving motorized legs and plenty of customization options. Standing desks have grown in popularity since working from home became more common. It’s less likely […]]]>

Uplift V2 L Shaped Standing Desk


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The Uplift L-shaped standing desk offers ample workspace with fast-moving motorized legs and plenty of customization options.

Standing desks have grown in popularity since working from home became more common. It’s less likely for someone to walk away from the office and move home, so standing desks introduce a mobility option where there was none before.

We liked going from sitting to standing on the fly using an Uplift desk. It positions itself at the perfect height with the push of a button in just seconds.

Design and features of the Uplift V2 L-shaped standing desk

Uplift Desk offers a wide variety of motorized desks, shapes and finishes. We reviewed the L-shaped standing desk with a rubberwood finish, dimensions of 60 inches by 60 inches, and a C-frame V2.

The desktop is one inch thick with a smooth finish and soft corners. The frame is positioned out of the way and can be configured for different seating positions.

Each of the three legs has its own motor. They work fast with a low hum – a 10 inch pitch change takes about 7 seconds.

Assembly

Assembling the desk was a task, but not difficult. It arrived in multiple boxes with individual boxes for each desk piece, frame, and accessory.

Accessories are attached via the V2 frame

Accessories are attached via the V2 frame

We laid out each part so it was easily identifiable as we built each section. Everything fits into place smoothly, but it’s essential to understand which direction the desk will face before attaching any pieces.

The instructions were written with the return to the left. It wasn’t always clear how something needed to be attached when placing the right return.

The pre-drilled holes were precise and made attaching each part simple. Some holes will not be used as the hole pattern is intended for other desk configurations – although these holes will be out of sight when using the desk.

Uplift also uses the frame to attach accessories by making specific brackets that attach to the holes. This simplifies performing most of the setup without much hassle.

A power grommet adds two outlets to the top of the desk, ideal for powering accessories

A power grommet adds two outlets to the top of the desk, ideal for powering accessories

Getting everything in place and running the necessary cables for operation was not difficult. Especially since the desk could be raised to its highest setting for easy access under the desk.

Features and Accessories

When configuring an Uplift Desk for purchase, there are many options to choose from. We have a power grommet, advanced comfort flush keyboard, rocker board, desk organizer set, modesty panel that doubles as cable management, mountable surge protector, and desk extension with a CPU holder.

Since the desk can support up to 535 pounds, customers who order a desk with at least one side of 72 inches can order a removable storage hammock. This option seems silly until you realize the desktop can be raised to 50 inches.

The power grommet is a great addition as it brings two outlets to the top of the desk for easy access. We used it to power our iPad Pro and keep an outlet open for testing accessories in the office.

Modesty panel has large netting to keep cables hidden

Modesty panel has large netting to keep cables hidden

Our favorite accessory is the one that stays hidden: the modesty panel. It attaches to the back of the desk and hangs down to somewhat conceal the user if that side of the desk is visible in an open environment.

However, what makes the modesty panel great is that it has a net to collect loose cables. Rather than bundling all of our cables together using zip ties and adhesive latches, we could tuck all of the loose wires into the netting.

The keyboard we chose has four programmable presets and manual controls. We configured it to switch to the lowest setting, a seated setting, a standing setting, and the highest setting at the push of a button.

Using the Uplift V2 L-Shaped Standing Desk

A piece of furniture is generally meant to blend in with the decor and serve a purpose. This was not the case with our Uplift Desk.

The optional extension is ideal for holding our MacBook Pro

The optional extension is ideal for holding our MacBook Pro

The desk is large and sturdy, and a pleasure to work on. The glossy surface won’t warp or wobble under pressure, and even the heaviest objects won’t make the motors whine.

The wide desk is also a bonus over our smaller glass desk that this one replaced. While both are 60-inch by 60-inch L-shaped desks, this one has 30-inch-wide surfaces ideal for organizing items.

We can have our keyboard, trackpad, iPads, MacBook Pros and Studio Display front and center with room to spare. The entire other side of the desk is open for keeping projects nearby or for simple desktop photography.

Four programmable buttons make changing modes quick and easy

Four programmable buttons make changing modes quick and easy

Going from sitting to standing is always a pleasure. The increased mobility is helpful, especially when working on projects at other tables in the office.

We are guilty of slipping a little too often in the wheelchair. Getting up and walking is not only more dignified, but also more productive and healthy.

Alternating between sitting and standing is important for body and heart health. We tend to work while seated, but the Apple Watch reminds us to stand every hour, so we also take the opportunity to raise the desk.

Should You Buy the Uplift V2 L-Shaped Standing Desk

Everyone has different office needs. This large L-shaped desk isn’t for everyone, but that’s okay because Uplift Desk offers plenty of size and shape options.

Standing or sitting, the Uplift desk is a great addition to our home office

Standing or sitting, the Uplift desk is a great addition to our home office

We highly recommend getting a motorized sit/stand desk if you work or play at a desk for most of the day. It’s a quality of life improvement that can’t be ignored.

Uplift Desk is an obvious choice due to its smart accessory integrations and various configurations.

Uplift V2 L Shaped Standing Desk

  • Accessory integrations are nifty
  • One-inch-thick desktop is sturdy and smooth
  • Power grommet, desk extension options for added desktop versatility.
  • Quiet fast acting motors
  • Simple assembly

Uplift L Shaped Standing Desk V2 Cons

  • Starting price of $1,400 will scare some customers away
  • Instructions could be clearer when it comes to alternative returns

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Where to buy the Uplift V2 L-shaped standing desk

The Uplift V2 L-shaped standing desk can be configured and purchased from the Uplift Desk website. The basic configuration from $1,399 and comes with a basic keyboard and three free accessories. Uplift also sells the V2 L-shaped standing desk in its store on Amazon.

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10 cool new gadgets to keep on your radar https://ukdigitala.com/10-cool-new-gadgets-to-keep-on-your-radar/ Fri, 14 Oct 2022 04:30:06 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/10-cool-new-gadgets-to-keep-on-your-radar/ For more on the latest and greatest product releases, check out our full collection of the best new gear. A lot has happened this week. Amazon had its second annual Prime Day – and plenty of gadgets are still on sale. Microsoft held its big Surface event this week where it announced its next-gen computers […]]]>

For more on the latest and greatest product releases, check out our full collection of the best new gear.


A lot has happened this week. Amazon had its second annual Prime Day – and plenty of gadgets are still on sale. Microsoft held its big Surface event this week where it announced its next-gen computers (you can read more about those below). And Kodak apparently can’t keep up movie request.

Many other products have also been announced. Here’s what you need to know.

KEF Mu7

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KEF has announced its first pair of wireless headphones with active noise cancellation – the Mu7 – and at $300 they’re designed and priced to rival other flagship noise canceling headphones like the Sony WH-1000XM5. Mu7 sports custom 40mm drivers and aptX HD support for premium sound. They get their unique industrial (aluminum) design thanks to the partnership with Ross Lovegrove, who helped KEF design a number of their super expensive speakers. Available in two different shades of grey: silver or anthracite.

Price: $400

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Beyerdynamic Xelento

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Beyerdynamic has announced the second generation models of its Xelento remote control (illustrated, $999) and Xelento Wireless ($1,199), which are wired and wireless (neckband-style) in-ear headphones, respectively. And they are not cheap. Both models contain the same 11mm dynamic drivers, gold-plated connectors and silver-plated cables. The Xelento Wireless supports Bluetooth 5.2 and promises 14 hours of playtime.

Price: $999 (remote); $1,199 (wireless)

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Microsoft Surface Studio 2 Plus

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The Surface Studio 2 Plus is an updated version of its sophisticated all-in-one desktop computer, distinguished by its 28-inch touchscreen that can also fold almost flat on your desk (so it’s easier to draw on it). This new version has updated chipsets (both CPU and GPU), which Microsoft claims double its performance, and has three Thunderbolt 4 ports on the back. And no, it’s not cheap. It will be available on October 25.

Price: $4,300

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Microsoft Surface 5 Laptop

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The Surface Laptop 5 is a fairly modest upgrade from its predecessor, the Surface Laptop 5, as Microsoft has given it new Intel processors – although there’s no option for the AMD chip like before – and USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 4 support. You can order it in 13.5 or 15-inch models. And it will be available on October 25.

Price: $999+

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Microsoft Surface Pro 9

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The Surface Pro 9 is Microsoft’s all-new 2-in-1 tablet. It’s very similar to the Surface Pro 8, but it packs newer Intel (12 Gen) or ARM chipsets and can be purchased with colored aluminum finishes; previously, with the Surface Pro 8, you could spruce it up with a colorful keyboard and other accessories. It has the same 13-inch screen as its predecessor. It will be available on October 25.

Price: $1,000+

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Acer Swift Edge

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Acer claims its Swift Edge is the world’s lightest 16-inch OLED laptop; it weighs 2.58 pounds, which is actually lighter than Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Air M2, which weighs 2.73 pounds – and that’s pretty crazy. The most notable thing inside is that the Swift Edge packs a new AMD Ryzen processor, which is supposed to be more energy efficient than Intel’s latest CPUs, and it’ll need that efficiency to power an OLED display too. big and bright.

Price: $1,500

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Meta Quest Pro

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The Quest Pro is the company’s highest-end and most expensive VR headset to date. Compared to the $399 Quest 2, the Quest Pro is better in almost every way – better display, better processor, more memory, and it comes with vastly improved controllers – but it also positions itself more as a productivity device than for games. It has a new color passthrough feature for mixed reality experiences, so you can see the real world with real-time graphics, alerts, and notifications.

Price: $1,499

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Roku smart home

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Roku has announced its own ecosystem of smart home devices to compete with Google Home, Amazon’s Alexa and Apple HomeKit. It’s called the Roku Smart Home and consists of indoor and outdoor security cameras, a video doorbell, smart lights, and smart plugs. All of these devices will work with Roku’s voice assistant, Roku Voice, and will be compatible with Roku’s new Smart Home app. They’ll also be compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, so buying into Roku’s ecosystem doesn’t completely lock you in either.

Price: Depends on device

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Acer Chromebook 516GE

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The Acer Chromebook 516 GE is truly the first Chromebook designed for gaming. It has a 16-inch display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and 120Hz refresh rate. It has an RGB keyboard because, well, it’s a gaming laptop. It lacks the bloated processor and graphics card of real gaming laptops, however, and instead rely on a fast internet connection (supports Wi-Fi 6E) for cloud gaming.

Price: $650

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Sony ZV-1F

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The Sony ZV-1F is the company’s latest compact camera for vlogging. It costs just $500, which is its cheapest option yet, and it’s designed for beginner vloggers who want to upgrade from their smartphone. The Sony ZV-1F is essentially a more economical option than the Sony ZV-1 ($748); it has a similar 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor, but has a 20mm f/2 lens, which is less versatile than the ZV-1’s 24-70mm lens.

Price: $500

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