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Irix 21mm f/1.4 full-frame manual lens introduced

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Irix has unveiled the Irix 21mm f/1.4 full-frame manual focus lens. This is a variation of the Irix Cine 21mm T1.5, released in January, designed for photography. As with other similar pairs of Irix lenses, the new lens optically replicates its film counterpart, differing in appearance and a more familiar focus ring.

Irix 21mm f/1.4 full-frame manual lens introduced

The optical design of the lens consists of fifteen elements in eleven groups, including four elements with extra-low dispersion, four elements with a high refractive index and two aspherical elements. According to the manufacturer, geometric distortions do not exceed 2%, so the lens is well suited for interior shooting and shooting architectural objects.

Technical data of the Irix 21mm f/1.4 lens:

  • focal length – 21 mm;
  • field of view angle — 79.4°;
  • aperture – f / 4-f / 16;
  • number of aperture blades – 11 (rounded);
  • minimum focusing distance – 0.3 m;
  • length – 99-103 mm (depending on the mount);
  • diameter — 95 mm (depending on fastening);
  • weight – 816-830 g (depending on the mount).

The lens is equipped with electronic iris control. It is weatherproof and has circuitry that provides EXIF ​​data transmission and focus confirmation support for compatible cameras. Also of note is the focus ring lock feature, which helps prevent accidental shifting.

The lens is available in Canon EF, Nikon F, and Pentax K mounts for $890.

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Anticrypt. True values: Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut sold at auction in Germany for 135 million euros

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Anticrypt True values Mercedes Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut sold at auction

We continue the “Friday format” of news. Recall that last time we talked about a businessman from Zimbabwe who created a pension fund “with impairment protection.” Pensions will be paid in cows.

Today we will tell you that at the Sotheby’s auction, which took place in early May at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, the most expensive car in the world went under the hammer. It was a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut – the rarest coupe sold for 135 million euros.

Anticrypt.  True values: Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut sold at auction in Germany for 135 million euros

The car is one of the prototypes created by the Mercedes-Benz racing department led by Rudolf Uhlenhout in 1955. The ability to accelerate to almost 290 km / h made it one of the fastest cars of that time.

The auctions were held behind closed doors, so only a narrow circle of authorized persons, including collectors, could participate in them, one of which eventually became the owner of a rare coupe.

The all-time auction record has so far been a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sports car sold four years ago for $48.4 million.

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Qualcomm unveils new superflam platform Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1

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Qualcomm unveils new superflam platform Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1

Qualcomm today introduced an improved version of its flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1.

Qualcomm unveils new superflam platform Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has already become the mainstay of many flagship smartphones in 2022. According to Qualcomm, the Plus edition delivers 10% faster processor core performance, 10% higher graphics clock speeds, and best of all, consumes 15% less power for nearly 1 hour of extra gaming on a single charge or 50 minutes of social media browsing.

According to Qualcomm, the company has achieved a 30% increase in CPU and GPU energy efficiency. In addition, Qualcomm specifically highlights the more stable performance of the new SoC – in theory, the platform maintains a high clock speed for longer, despite heat during games or when connected to 5G networks. Of course, it also depends on how phone manufacturers implement the cooling system.

Qualcomm unveils new superflam platform Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1

The CPU of the new SoC contains a 3.2GHz Cortex-X2 core, three 2.8GHz Cortex-A710s, and four 2.0GHz power-efficient Cortex-A510s. Graphics – Adreno 730. As you can see in the slides, other SoC features remain unchanged, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 10Gb / s 5G and 8K HDR video.

Qualcomm is not going to stop the production of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, both platforms will be produced in parallel.

The first smartphones based on Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 are planned to be released by companies such as Asus, Black Shark, Honor, iQOO, Lenovo, Motorola, Nubia, OnePlus, OPPO, OSOM, Realme, RedMagic, Redmi, Vivo, Xiaomi and ZTE.

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For the first time in eight years, Xbox surpassed PlayStation. In Japan, Xbox Series S outperformed PS5 last week

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For the first time in eight years Xbox surpassed PlayStation

Japan is the birthplace of Sony and the PlayStation, so it is not surprising that in this market, the Sony console often outperforms the Microsoft set-top box in sales. However, the situation changed last week.

For the first time in eight years, Xbox surpassed PlayStation.  In Japan, Xbox Series S outperformed PS5 last week

According to sources, last week the Xbox console was ahead of the PlayStation in sales, and this happened for the first time in eight years.

We are talking about weekly sales, so in a normal situation this information would hardly be interesting, but still such an important achievement for Microsoft is worth attention.

True, the point is not at all in the decline in demand for the PS5 and the growth in demand for the Xbox, but simply in the availability of one or another set-top box. Actually, it is the offer that has been the main factor for the entire year and a half since the launch of the current generation consoles.

So, to the numbers. Last week, only 2693 PS5 consoles were sold in Japan, only 105 Xbox Series X consoles were sold, while the Series S sold 6120 units. That is, it was the younger Microsoft console that bypassed the Sony consoles.

For comparison, in the two weeks from April 25 to May 8, more than 46,000 PS5 consoles were sold. That is, their availability was simply many times higher. And the Xbox Series S sold 10,610 units.

In any case, the undisputed leader remains the Nintendo Switch. Last week, 35,868 Switch OLEDs, 20,443 Switch units and 9011 Switch Lite units were sold.

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