Photography and Chill: What to Read, Watch, or Listen to This weekend — January 11th, 2019

What It Takes to Make Instagram Influencing a Full-Time Career — Bloomberg

Roger Cicala published part 1 of “The Great 400mm f2.8 Teardown Comparison” on the Lens Rentals blog. This first article in the series documents the dismantling of Canon’s 400mm f2.8 L IS III. It’s an interesting read for tech junkies and any photographer genuinely interested in the technology that makes long, expensive glass perform the way it does.

Did You See That?! — Digital Trends published a round up of some of the coolest displays at CES. It’s not all photography related, but worth a look. The flying, eight-rotor taxi was our favorite. The 78′ yacht wasn’t shabby either.

Benjamin Vunk’s Photography Defines a New Era Of Style — Ignant

How Close-Up Glamour Shots Are Generating Buzz for Bees — Atlas Obscura.

BlacKkKlansman Director of Photography Chayse Irvin on Imbuing Images with Metaphors — by Su Fang Tham for Film Independent.

What to Watch

How Photography is Affecting Our Brain — Wired.

Prograde Digital Demonstrates 1TB CFexpress Cards with Nikon Z Cameras

Prograde Digital Product Photo of CFexpress 1.0 Memory Card

Prograde digital demonstrated the capabilities of their 1.0 (1TB Capacity) CFexpress memory cards at CES in Las Vegas. CFexpress cards share the XQD form factor, but require a firmware update to function with Nikon cameras with XQD card slots. It is unclear whether Nikon will also release a firmware update for their XQD equipped DSLRs. Notably, CFexpress cards offer a 1,400MB/s read speed and can write at 1000MB/S. Read the associated press release from Prograde Digital here.

Rumor Roundup, January 3, 2019

Canon

Canon Rumors reports Canon will announce the Canon RF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM lens in 2019 and points to a Canon patent filing. Further, Canon Rumors also expects the brand to release “as many as 7 new RF lenses” in 2019.

Leica

New Leica registered in Indonesia — Leica Rumors

Nikon

Nikon Rumors reports on Nikon’s CES efforts

Olympus

Olympus E-1MX Teaser Video

Olympus releases teaser for E-M1X with official announcement to follow on January 24th — Photorumors

Panasonic

Panasonic claims S1/S1R camera size is due to tech inside — Photorumors

EVA1 $1K US Price Drop — News Shooter

First Panasonic 8K Cameras will launch after 2020 Olympics — DPReview