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I originally got connected with them when I was on a shoot for Variety. They share the same photo studio in NY. I was shooting the director of Hamilton which was a really fun shoot and Emily was there to help me. She’s really awesome, we just connected so well; she then introduced me to Mosha and they asked me a few weeks later if I wanted to do the shoot (which I said immediately yes to).
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Sony has announced the FE 50mm F2.8 Macro, a full-frame lens with true 1:1 macro magnification. It provides a minimum focus distance of 16cm/6.3in and is resistant to dust and moisture. Its design includes 8 elements in 7 groups and a rounded 7-blade aperture.
The Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro will sell for $500 when it goes on sale in September.
Sony Releases Full-Frame FE 50mm F2.8 Macro Lens
A lightweight and compact standard 50mm F2.8 macro prime lens that offers versatile shooting experience
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 30, 2016 – Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today introduced a new full-frame lens for their E-mount camera system, the FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens (model SEL50M28).
Ideal for everyday photography, this 50mm macro lens features an F2.8 maximum aperture that offers outstanding image quality and bokeh, while its 1:1 macro capability allows the photographer to get sharp close-up shots of their subject. Additionally, its comprehensive range of controls including focus-mode switch, focus-range limiter and focus-hold button ensure an effortless shooting experience for a wide range of users.
The lens offers a 6.3 inch minimum focusing distance and a wider field of view for capturing more background, compared to longer focal-length macro lenses. Weighing in at a mere 8.4 oz., it’s extremely lightweight and portable, making it easy to carry around.
The new FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens features an ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass to effectively compensate for axial chromatic aberration at close focus, allowing it to create consistently sharp and high quality images. The optical and mechanical construction of the lens has less glare and ghosting, even without a lens hood. The lens is also dust and moisture resistant.
Pricing and Availability
The new FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens will be available in September for about $500 US and $650 CA, respectively. It will be sold at a variety of Sony authorized dealers throughout North America.
|Lens type||Prime lens|
|Max Format size||35mm FF|
|Focal length||50 mm|
|Lens mount||Sony FE|
|Number of diaphragm blades||7|
|Special elements / coatings||Extra-low Dispersion glass|
|Minimum focus||0.16 m (6.3″)|
|Full time manual||No|
|Focus method||Extending front|
|Focus distance limiter||Yes|
|Weight||236 g (0.52 lb)|
|Diameter||71 mm (2.8″)|
|Length||71 mm (2.8″)|
|Filter thread||55.0 mm|
Béla Fleck is the premiere five-string banjo player in the world. Chris Thile is the most brilliant mandolin player in the world. Béla Flecks’ total Grammy count so far is 15 Grammys won, and 30 nominations. He’s been nominated in more different musical categories than anyone in Grammy history. His contributions to the bluegrass, jazz, pop, rock and world beat communities reveal Béla Fleck to be an unstoppable creative force.
Multiple Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile, a member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist. With his broad outlook that encompasses classical, rock, jazz, and bluegrass, Thile transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres, creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike.
A child prodigy, Thile first rose to fame as a member of Grammy Award-winning trio Nickel Creek, with whom he released three albums and sold over two million records. In 2014, along with a national tour, the trio released a new album, “A Dotted Line”, their first since 2005. Punch Brothers released their latest album, The Phosphorescent Blues, in January 2015.
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“A Distant Horizon, is a great compilation of straight ahead bluegrass! I highly recommend it to everyone! The debut single, A BETTER GAME is a song that I co-wrote with my friend Scott Patrick. It was released to national radio last week. Great job by Jeff and his band. Jeff's touring band (Austin Brown on bass as well as a substantial amount of guitar work, Kyle Murphy on fiddle, Nick Goad on mandolin, Mitch Walker on banjo) did a terrific job in the studio! Jeff used his band for the recording in lieu of session pickers. When you see them live you will hear exactly the same folks that did the recording! Buy this one! You will be happy to add it to your collection!” Jeff McCellan
Wayne Taylor from Blue Highway not only served as producer of this project, but also performed a duet with Jeff on "Back When My Bluegrass Was Green", a song written by Wayne Taylor, Tim Stafford and Kim Williams. Wayne said, "There are times in this life when you are asked to do something totally unexpected, this happened to me when my longtime friend Jeff Brown asked me to help with this record. Great material and great musicians equal a project that I consider it an honor and am very proud to be part of."
Other special guests on this project include Adam Haynes (fiddle player with The Grascals) and Gaven Largent (dobro player with Blue Highway).
A Distant Horizon Tracks Include:
The CD is now available for purchase at http://jeffbrownandstilllonesome.com/ and will be also be available on Itunes and CD baby within the next couple of weeks. Radio DJ’s please download at http://www.airplaydirect.com/music/jeffbrownandstilllonesome/