Vineyards leading to the sea, flat and rocky desert plains, the jagged points of the Drakensberg Mountains, their softer green foothills, regimented plantations of pine – South Africa’s landscapes are diverse, but all beautiful.A young man watches over cattle grazing the fields outside Qunu, Nelson Mandela’s home village, in the Eastern Cape province. Photo: Rodger BoschFind the hi-res version of this photo in the image library at Countryside 20 The roads of the Northern Cape province stretch out as far as the eye can see. Photo: Graeme WilliamsFind the hi-res version of this photo at Countryside 6 A field of sunflowers in the farmlands of western Free State province. Photo: Graeme WilliamsFind the hi-res version of this photo at Countryside 17 A summer thunderstorms brews over the Maluti Mountains in the eastern Free State. Photo: Graeme WilliamsFind the hi-res version of this photo at Countryside 19 Electricity pylons march across croplands in the Free State. Photo: Chris KirchhoffFind the hi-res version of this photo at Infrastructure 11 Rows of pine trees in a Sappi plantation in Mpumalanga province. Photo: Graeme WilliamsFind the hi-res version of this photo at Countryside 26 A ruin of an old car at the foot of the Koranna Mountains in the eastern Free State. Photo: Graeme WilliamsFind the hi-res version of this photo at Countryside 19 The South African Astronomical Observatory outside the town of Sutherland in the remote Northern Cape is home to the Southern African Large Telescope, the largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere. Photo: Graeme WilliamsFind the hi-res version of this photo at Buildings and structures 11 Vineyards in the Durbanville Valley wine-making region, with Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. Find the hi-res version of this photo at Countryside 7 Statue of a Dorper sheep on a farm in the Northern Cape. Dorpers, which are mutton sheep, are extremely hardy and able to thrive in the arid region. Photo: Graeme WilliamsFind the hi-res version of this photo at Countryside 6 The foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains in KwaZulu-Natal province, viewed from the top of the escarpment, near the Lesotho border. Photo: Mary AlexanderFind the hi-res version of this photo at Nature 6 Sunset in the Karoo, Northern Cape. Photo: Graeme WilliamsFind the hi-res version of this photo at Nature 6 Clouds reflected in a reservoir filled by a wind pump on a sheep farm in eastern Free State. Photo: Graeme WilliamsFind the hi-res version of this photo at Countryside 18 The Outeniqua Mountains in the Western Cape province. Photo: Rodger BoschFind the hi-res version of this photo at Countryside 16 Karoo road, Free State.Find the hi-res version of this photo at Countryside 12 Karoo road, Northern Cape. Photo: Graeme WilliamsFind the hi-res version of this photo at Infrastructure 19 The Kwena Dam near the town of Lydenburg in Mpumalanga province. Photo: Chris KirchhoffFind the hi-res version of this photo at Infrastructure 19 Fynbos vegetation in the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve in the Franschhoek region of the Western Cape.Find the hi-res version of this photo at Nature 1 Vineyards and mountains in the Franschhoek region of the Western Cape. Photo: Mary AlexanderFind the hi-res version of this photo at Countryside 8 Drakensberg Mountain peaks at the top of the escarpment in KwaZulu-Natal, near the Lesotho border. Photo: Mary AlexanderFind the hi-res version of this photo at Nature 6Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Canon CN-E 30-105mm T2.8 $19275.00 USD Sony Sonnar 55mm f/1.8 $998.00 USD Canon EF Zoom 24-105mm f/4.0 $999.00 USD Want more content on the Sony A7S? Then check out these articles from PremiumBeat.3 Reasons Why the Sony a7S Isn’t the Perfect Camera for FilmmakersThe Sony A7S vs RED Epic Dragon: Technically Not a Landslide VictoryThe Sony A7S Can Use Canon Batteries, Here’s HowDo you own a Sony A7S? What lenses are you using? Did this article help you get a better understanding of what the costs are for each group of lens options? Let us know in the comments below. Rokinon 50mm T1.5 $530.00 USD Since we couldn’t find any examples of anyone using the A7S with PL mount lenses, we decided to show you another EF mount short film. In this video, Carbon Studios used Zeiss Primes along with the A7S to capture a film called Moonlight, which is a low light project where the only source of illumination is the moon itself. PL-MOUNT LENS OPTIONS FOCAL LENGTH APERTURE PRICE EF Mount Lens OptionsRemember the question posed up top that asked if we can replace a Sony E-Mount with EF and PL lenses? Well if you can’t tell, you absolutely can use EF mount lenses. The Canon standard line of lenses are probably the most widely used by both prosumers and professionals alike.The only hitch with EF mounts is the fact that the Sony A7S doesn’t allow you to mount these natively to the camera. However, fret not… there are ways to get around this problem, most notably the use of lens adapters. Here’s another great article from Brian Smith that gives you all the info you need to know about using EF lens adapters for the A7S.Just be sure to budget around three thousand if you want to grab at least two lenses in EF mount form from the lenses listed. E-MOUNT LENS OPTIONS FOCAL LENGTH APERTURE PRICE EF-MOUNT LENS OPTIONS FOCAL LENGTH APERTURE PRICE Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 $479.00 USD Canon 50mm f/1.2 $1449.00 USD Zeiss Compact Prime 50mm T1.5 $4500.00 USD Canon EF Zoom 17-40mm f/4.0 $799.00 USD Zeiss Compact Prime 50mm f/1.5 $4500.00 USD Let’s check out some lens options for the popular Sony A7S, one of the hottest selling cameras on the market.Before you buy any camera, you want to get a lay of the land in terms of what glass (lenses) the camera can use. Luckily with today’s adaptable technology you can pretty much use whatever lenses you want. Since this is the case, we need to change the types of questions we ask ourselves before committing to a lens purchase.The main questions that come to mind are… what am I going to shoot with this camera? How much money do I have budgeted for lenses? Do I have to use the Sony E-Mount lenses, or can I use EF and PL lenses?We’ll break our lens options into sections and try to address the questions above in each breakdown.Out of the BoxLet’s get started with our options straight from the box. The Sony A7S comes with the standard E-Mount. You may be thinking that the E-Mount will severely limit you, but as Brian Smith pointed out in his ultimate guide to Sony E-Mount lenses — there’s no such limitation.What we do see in this first section on E-Mount-only lenses is that we need to budget for, at the very least, a couple thousand on lenses. And depending on what you’re shooting, you’ll want to get the lenses that work for you. For most of your shoots you’ll want a high-quality zoom lens and a solid prime. Let’s look at examples of both in E-Mount form. Sony FE Zoom 70-200mm f/4.0 $1498.00 USD Zeiss Compact Zoom 70-200mm T2.9 $19900.00 USD Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 $549.00 USD Cooke Mini S4/i 50mm T2.8 $7300.00 USD PL Mount Lens OptionsSo now that we know that we can adapt the Sony A7S to EF mount lenses, can we do the same with PL mounts? Well if this Wooden Camera Lens Adapter is any indication, the answer is yes. The larger question you should be asking at this point is why am I getting a PL mount lens for the A7S? And do I really need this lens?I will admit the 4K footage from the A7S will look amazing with any of these lenses, but I’m not going to lie to you… PL mount lenses are not the cheapest of the bunch. In fact, the PL mount is the standard ARRI mount, which is used throughout Hollywood. But if you have your heart set on using these lenses, then let’s see what your options are.Again, be sure to budget here, because you’ll need it. As I said, PL mount lenses will have you budgeting around 30 grand for two lenses. Unless you’re bank rolled by a major studio, I would suggest that you just rent these lenses if you have your heart set on using them. For an example of what one can do with an A7S, EF Lens Mount, and a Canon 24-105mm zoom lens, check out Gateway to the Ganges by Brandon Li. Here is an example of what can be shot using the Sony A7S and a Rokinon 35mm. This short reel was filmed by James John. Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 $1199.00 USD Schneider Xenon 50mm T2.0 $7750.00 USD
zoomImage Courtesy: Meyer Turku Construction of the Costa Smeralda, Costa Cruises’ new flagship, is continuing at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland.The yellow funnel with the blue “C”, has now been installed, Carnival Corporation, the parent company of Italy-based Costa Cruises, said.As explained, the funnel is directly connected to one of the main technological innovations in the ship. Costa Smeralda will be the first cruise ship for the world market, specifically the European one, to be fueled, both in port and while at sea, by liquefied natural gas (LNG).This is an environmental transformation that will improve air quality as LNG almost entirely prevents particulate and sulfur oxide emissions at sea and in port. It also significantly reduces emissions of nitrogen oxides and CO2.With a gross tonnage of over 180,000 tons and a capacity for 6,600 passengers, Costa Smeralda is scheduled to enter service in October 2019. The newbuild will feature a length of 337 meters and a width of 42 meters.Delivery of a second ship, the twin to Costa Smeralda, also being built by Meyer-Turku, is planned for 2021.Costa Smeralda and its twin ship are part of an expansion plan for the Costa Group fleet under which seven new ships will be delivered by 2023, for a total investment of over EUR 6 billion (USD 6.8 billion).The Panama-flagged Costa Smeralda debut is scheduled for October 20, 2019, with a 15-day inaugural cruise from Hamburg to Savona. The naming ceremony will take place in Savona on November 3, 2019.On November 4, 2019, a 6-day inaugural cruise will depart from Savona for Barcelona, Marseilles and Civitavecchia. Costa Smeralda will then continue to sail in the Western Mediterranean until April 2021, according to the company.Related:Costa Cruises to Grow Fleet Capacity by 43 Pct
Linda Evangelista with Mario Grauso, Holt Renfrew president, at a dinner held at Holt Renfrew in her honour. (GEORGE PIMENTEL) Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: “They asked, ‘Who said, “I don’t get out of bed for less than $10K a day?”’ . . . and he screamed ‘Mommy!’ And then: ‘Linda Evangelista!’ I couldn’t believe it. He came home with the biggest prize . . . it was a miniature pool table or something. He couldn’t get it through the door!” It pays to be Linda Evangelista’s son.More than 25 years after she uttered one of the most famous lines in fashion history — “We don’t wake up for less than $10,00 a day” — she filled me in the other night in Toronto about her 11-year-old son getting wind of the wily quote not so long ago.It was when they had heard it riffed on in the animated TV series Teen Titans, of all places, and she’d had to explain it to him, shortly after which dear Augustin, her boy, serendipitously found himself in a trivia competition at the family-friendly haunt Dave & Busters. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Advertisement