Daily Archive: March 10, 2019

The new generation of the compact camera with a full-frame sensor and a fast prime lens

Leica Camera AG presents the Leica Q2 – the next-generation model of the Leica Q line of cameras. With a newly developed full-frame sensor, a fast Leica Summilux 28 mm f/1.7 ASPH. prime lens, fast autofocus and innovative OLED EVF viewfinder technology, the new model carries the performance attributes and timelessly elegant design of its predecessor into the next generation and offers a range of new features and functions. It is the only camera in its class with protective sealing against dust and water spray and is ideally equipped for shooting in all weather conditions.

The Leica Q2 features a 47.3 megapixel full frame sensor that captures both highly-detailed still pictures and 4K video at ISO sensitivities up to 50,000 and, together with its Leica Summilux 28 mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens, ensures exceptional imaging performance. The fast initial aperture of f/1.7 guarantees optimum picture quality in even the most difficult lighting situations. This all makes the Leica Q2 the perfect companion for all areas of the street, architectural, landscape, and portrait photography. The practical locking element for the choice of manual or automatic focusing and simply switching to the macro mode with a close focus distance of 17 cm is located on the lens and highlights the greatest possible creative freedom provided by the camera in all shooting situations.

Thanks to the extension of the integrated digital zoom function up to 75 mm, users now enjoy even more flexibility for composing their pictures. In addition to the uncropped 28 mm focal length of the camera lens, a crop factor can be chosen to simulate exposures made with focal lengths of 35, 50 or 75 millimetres. The selected crop is displayed as a bright-line frame in the viewfinder and on the rear display panel. The cropped image from the framing selected is saved in JPEG format with correspondingly reduced resolutions of 47.3, 30, 14.7, or 6.6 megapixels. The uncropped image is always saved simultaneously as a DNG file with the full resolution of 47.3 megapixels.

The Leica Q2 also features a newly developed, high-resolution OLED viewfinder with a resolution of 3.68 megapixels. The high resolution provides complete control over the subject at all times and also leads to considerably improved image depth and higher contrast. In contrast to LCD technology, in which only whole sectors of the viewing image can be darkened, the brightness of each individual pixel in the viewfinder of the Q2 is adapted. Despite the high resolution, power consumption remains low. The viewfinder is activated as soon as the camera is brought up to the eye and shows the subject reliably and without any perceptible delay at all times.

The autofocus system of the Leica Q2 focuses sharply on the subject in less than 0.15 seconds, and makes it one of the fastest cameras in its class. Ongoing improvements to the processor from the Maestro II family have enabled a higher sequential shooting rate with an impressive 10 frames per second at the full resolution of 47.3 MP that ensures that the truly wonderful moments in life will never be missed. The range of creative options has been further expanded by the new video mode with 4K resolution. Brilliant, true-to-life video recordings can be made with 3840 x 2160 pixels and frame rates of 30 or 24 fps or, alternatively, in the familiar full HD format with 120, 60, 30 or 24 frames per second. In combination with the Leica FOTOS App, the camera’s integrated Wi-Fi module makes it possible to quickly and easily share pictures and video in social media, change numerous camera settings from a smartphone or even or even remotely control the shutter release of the Leica Q2. Thanks to Bluetooth LE (Low Energy), a permanent connection is established between camera and smartphone.

The design of the Leica Q also carries forward the Leica tradition of reduction to the essentials. The ‘Made in Germany’ seal of quality guarantees that only the finest and most resilient materials are employed in its construction. The distinctive thumb rest of the new Leica Q2 and the sophisticated diamond pattern of its leather trim ensure optimum grip and highlight the accomplished symbiosis of form and function. Also new is the camera’s uniquely intuitive handling concept. A highlight of this is the redesigned dioptre compensation setting dial on the back of the camera that prevents inadvertent shifting of the compensation value. In contrast to the Leica Q, the shutter release button of the Q2 now controls only the On/Off function; the second detent for the continuous shooting function has been removed and is now in the camera menu.

A comprehensive range of optional accessories is also available for the Leica Q2. These include, for example, Protectors and carrying straps in premium-quality leather in the colours black and brown, and an opportunity to add a fashionable touch with versions in red and pink. The new and elegant ‘Ettas’ line of soft, coated canvas pouches for various Leica camera models will also be launched on the same date as the Leica Q2. The pouches will initially be available in the colours midnight blue, stone grey and red, and will be followed later by a range of other versions. The range also includes technical equipment for the Leica Q2 such as the Leica SF 40, SF 60 flash units, the SF C1 remote flash control unit, an additional thumb rest and a handgrip. Perfectly matched to the camera, all accessories are functionally designed for easy handling and are manufactured from only the finest materials to ensure reliability and a lifetime of use.

IIMC, Delhi concluded its mega event Media Mahakumbh 2019

India’s premier institute for media studies, Indian Institute of Mass Communication concluded its most spectacular annual festival Media Mahakumbh today, in association with Facebook, ScoopWhoop and Ministry of AYUSH. The theme of the festival was ‘Women and Media’.

The highlight of the festival was a special performance by India’s most celebrated classical dancer and Padma Vibhushan awardee Dr. Sonal Mansingh. Dr. Mansingh, who kept the audience engaged by sharing mythological stories behind each presentation, said “It was important for one to understand the values and learnings from these stories and use them in the contemporary world today to find solutions to issues like gender inequality, excessive greed, environment pollution, etc.” The breath-taking performance ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’ was an ode to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi.

“It is a pleasure for us at IIMC to host Dr. Mansingh. I thank her for providing our students the opportunity to see a glimpse of real Indian culture”, Said Shri KG Suresh, IIMC Director General and Festival Patron.

A festival bigger and better than before, a perfect amalgamation of knowledge and creativity – Media Mahakumbh aimed to provide everyone with a platform to empower and be empowered.

Shri K.G. Suresh, stated that “ The fest aims to highlight how the spirit of an independent media in a democracy as sturdy as ours democratises the public discourse and provides an inclusive platform for discussing opinions and orientations across the ideological spectrum”.

Another highlight event was ‘Guftgu’, a candid conversation, with RJ Sayema and brand communications expert Ms. Rajita Chaudhuri, who shared their professional and personal experiences with the students.
Talking about women and the media, RJ Sayema shared that “The true essence of feminism is equality. It is important to understand that feminism is not about bashing any gender, but about lifting each and every person”.

With thirteen competitive events, the fest served as a breeding ground for disruptively creative ideas. Events such as the Media Quiz, TV reporting competition ‘Perfect Prastuti’, marketing competition ‘Seal the Deal’, and lab journal competition ‘The Fine Print’, Yoga themed radio spot competition ‘Talaash-e-Awaaz’ (in association with Ministry of AYUSH) all showcased the power of path-breaking ideas. Some breath-taking performances were staged during ‘MahaNatya’ – Street theatre competition, ‘Jump Street’ – Dance competition and ‘Battle of bands’.

Dr. Anubhuti Yadav, Festival Director, shared that “The two-day festival did not only serve as a platform to discuss numerous socially-relevant issues, but also brought together all the stakeholders of the media industry – from media students who stand at the brink of joining the industry to seasoned professionals who have firmly established their space in the volatile media landscape”.

The festival concluded with the scintillating tunes of celebrated singer B Praak’s songs filling the entire campus and creating home in the hearts and minds of the audience, with hit tracks like ‘Mann Bharya’.

Media Mahakumbh 2019, the biggest media festival in the country, aimed to welcome all attendees to the wondrous world of media and was an event that surely had something for everyone.

India’s premier institute for media studies, Indian Institute of Mass Communication concluded its most spectac ular annual festival Media Mahakumbh today, in association with Facebook, ScoopWhoop and Ministry of AYUSH. The theme of the festival was ‘Women and Media’. The highlight of the festival was a special performance by India’s most celeb rated classical dancer and Padma Vibhushan awardee Dr. Sonal Mansingh. Dr. Mansingh, who kept the audience engaged by sh aring mythological stories behind each presentation, said “It was important for one to understand the values and lea rnings from these stories and use them in the contemporary world today to find solutions to issues like gender inequalit y, excessive greed, environment pollution, etc.” The breath-taking performance ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’ was an ode to t he Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi. “It is a pleasure for us at IIMC to host Dr. Man singh. I thank her for providing our students

India’s premier institute for media studies, Indian Institute of Mass Communication concluded its most spectacular annual festival Media Mahakumbh today, in association with Facebook, ScoopWhoop and Ministry of AYUSH. The theme of the festival was ‘Women and Media’.

The highlight of the festival was a special performance by India’s most celebrated classical dancer and Padma Vibhushan awardee Dr. Sonal Mansingh. Dr. Mansingh, who kept the audience engaged by sharing mythological stories behind each presentation, said “It was important for one to understand the values and learnings from these stories and use them in the contemporary world today to find solutions to issues like gender inequality, excessive greed, environment pollution, etc.” The breath-taking performance ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’ was an ode to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi.

“It is a pleasure for us at IIMC to host Dr. Mansingh. I thank her for providing our students the opportunity to see a glimpse of real Indian culture”, Said Shri KG Suresh, IIMC Director General and Festival Patron.

A festival bigger and better than before, a perfect amalgamation of knowledge and creativity – Media Mahakumbh aimed to provide everyone with a platform to empower and be empowered.

Shri K.G. Suresh, stated that “ The fest aims to highlight how the spirit of an independent media in a democracy as sturdy as ours democratises the public discourse and provides an inclusive platform for discussing opinions and orientations across the ideological spectrum”.

Another highlight event was ‘Guftgu’, a candid conversation, with RJ Sayema and brand communications expert Ms. Rajita Chaudhuri, who shared their professional and personal experiences with the students.
Talking about women and the media, RJ Sayema shared that “The true essence of feminism is equality. It is important to understand that feminism is not about bashing any gender, but about lifting each and every person”.

With thirteen competitive events, the fest served as a breeding ground for disruptively creative ideas. Events such as the Media Quiz, TV reporting competition ‘Perfect Prastuti’, marketing competition ‘Seal the Deal’, and lab journal competition ‘The Fine Print’, Yoga themed radio spot competition ‘Talaash-e-Awaaz’ (in association with Ministry of AYUSH) all showcased the power of path-breaking ideas. Some breath-taking performances were staged during ‘MahaNatya’ – Street theatre competition, ‘Jump Street’ – Dance competition and ‘Battle of bands’.

Dr. Anubhuti Yadav, Festival Director, shared that “The two-day festival did not only serve as a platform to discuss numerous socially-relevant issues, but also brought together all the stakeholders of the media industry – from media students who stand at the brink of joining the industry to seasoned professionals who have firmly established their space in the volatile media landscape”.

The festival concluded with the scintillating tunes of celebrated singer B Praak’s songs filling the entire campus and creating home in the hearts and minds of the audience, with hit tracks like ‘Mann Bharya’.

Media Mahakumbh 2019, the biggest media festival in the country, aimed to welcome all attendees to the wondrous world of media and was an event that surely had something for everyone.