May 29, 2013

Rob Kardashian's Paparazzi Feud SETTLED With Big Pay Day!

The photographer who claimed that Rob Kardashian stole her camera equipment won't have her day in court as the reality star has settled the legal dispute.

Kim Kardashian's younger brother agreed to pay Andra Viak the value of the camera gear that she said he stole after he went 'berserk' when she tried to take a topless photo of the star outside a Hollywood gym.

Prosecutors had charged Rob with battery and petty theft in relation to the incident that took place last March, but in a court hearing on Wednesday lawyers told the judge that a civil settlement had been reached, according to TMZ.

May 16, 2013

Kanye West slams paparazzi and insists he's not a celebrity in F-word rant

It seems Kanye West still hasn’t cooled down from the excruciatingly embarrassing moment when he walked into a sign last week.

The rapper unleashed his wrath at the time of the incident but as he performed in concert on Wednesday, he still hadn’t found his temper.

Kanye may be having a baby with reality star Kim Kardashian, but he lashed out at the paparazzi in a half-singing rant, claiming he is not a celebrity.

Kim was in the audience of his show and tweeted that Kanye was ‘killin it’ as he began a lengthy and foul-mouthed tirade against photographers.

‘One thing about me, I'm the worst kinda  … celebrity because all I do is make real music,’ he said. ‘All I do is sit in the studio and make real, real s***. And that's it.
‘That's motherf***ing it. That's motherf***ing it. So I don't want nobody trying to run up on me with no cameras, trying to sell pictures and s*** to magazines, asking me no dumbass questions, throwing me off of my focus and s***.

‘Harassing you all motherf***ing day. I ain't no motherf***ing celebrity.’

May 14, 2013

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Lens with Internal 1.4x Extender

In case you have and extra $11,799 laying around...

The EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Lens with Internal 1.4x Extender from Canon is a high-performance super-telephoto zoom lens with a built-in 1.4x extender that converts the focal range and maximum aperture to 280-560mm f/5.6. The extender is located at the base of the lens and applied with a simple lever switch.

An Image Stabilization system offers up to four shutter speed stops of compensation against camera movement, which is ideal in low-light situations and when shooting at its long focal lengths. Three IS modes are available, each optimized for your shooting subject. There is a mode ideal for static subjects, one for panning with moving subjects and Exposure Only mode that applies stabilization only during exposure, offering you the speed you need to follow fast, erratically moving subjects.
Fast, quiet Auto Focusing (AF) is provided by a ring-type Ultra-Sonic Motor (USM), an internal focusing system, dedicated AF algorithms and a high-speed CPU. Full-time manual focus, which enables the adjustment and fine-tuning of focus even in AF mode, provides precise control over image capture. The Power Focus mode aids focusing during video shooting, allowing the photographer to smoothly adjust focus during filming by twisting the playback ring. Three Focus Limiting Ranges are provided to enable quicker AF in specific situations and AF stop buttons allow you to pause the AF operation if needed. Focus Preset mode allows you to set a focus distance and automatically return to it with just a twist of the playback ring. Focus Preset is available in AF, MF and PF modes.

The EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Lens features one Fluorite and four Ultra-low Dispersion optical elements that deliver sharper images with fewer chromatic aberrations. Super-spectra lens coatings minimize ghosting and flare and a Fluorine coating on the front and rear lens elements keep oily smears and fingerprints to a minimum. 

A rotatable tripod mount provides stable mounting to monopods or tripods and by loosening its orientation locking knob, the camera can be adjusted to shoot horizontally or vertically without removing it from the tripod. Inside the locking knob is found a security slot for wire-type security locks. Dust and water sealing keeps this reliable L-series lens functioning flawlessly in even the most challenging environments.

May 8, 2013

Rob Kardashian Charged With Battery & Theft After Scuffle With Photographer

Rob Kardashian has reportedly been charged with battery and petty theft after he allegedly attacked a photographer and stole his camera this past March.

According to the criminal complaint obtained by TMZ, the 26-year-old has been charged with misdemeanor counts of both crimes.

The photographer, Andra Viak, who also uses the name Kassandra Perez, filed a robbery report claiming that Kardashian stole her camera equipment outside a West Hollywood gym, because she attempted to take shirtless photos of him.

Viak has also filed a civil suit against the sock designer, in which she claims Kardashian "intentionally, willfully, wantonly and maliciously ran" at her after she took shirtless photos of him in a public parking lot. According to E! News, she also claims she was "struck in the face and suffered severe contusions on her arm and chest, as well as damage to her property" as a result of Kardashian's "violent use of force."

Viak alleged in her suit that once Kardashian was successful in snatching her camera away from her, she tried to placate the situation, telling him that she would show him how to delete the photos from the camera himself, but the former "Dancing With The Stars" contestant "removed the camera's memory card, threw the camera back at Plaintiff and left with Plaintiff's memory card stating, 'I'll pay you when I see you.'"

According to TMZ, Kardashian claims he lashed out at Perez because she trespassed onto private property to take the photos.

May 7, 2013

Kate photos magazine could shut

France's Closer magazine could be shut for up to five years and a photographer is facing a year in prison after both were placed under formal criminal investigation following the publication of topless pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge.

Publishing group Mondadori, which produces the magazine, is being questioned by a Paris prosecutor after its title sparked outrage by printing images of Kate sunbathing while on a private holiday with husband William last September.

Valerie Suau, a French photographer, is also under investigation along with her employer La Provence, a regional title, which printed photographs of the Duchess that did not involve nudity.
A spokesman for the prosecutor in the Paris suburb of Nanterre said: "The photographer and legal representatives of both companies have been questioned concerning the photographing of a person on private property and the criminal use of these images.

"The maximum penalty for this kind of offence is one year in prison and a fine of 45,000 euro (£38,350) for individuals. For corporate bodies, the fine is 45,000 euro, cessation of business for five years and public notification of the decision."

The development comes after the royal couple launched their own legal proceedings over the photos and a court in Paris banned Closer, a publication separate from the UK's Closer magazine, from publishing any further images.

Closer argued that the photos, taken while the couple holidayed in southern France at a chateau owned by Viscount Linley, the Queen's nephew, were shot from a public road.

William and Kate were angered by the intrusion into their privacy and the magazine and photographers involved were left in no doubt about their feelings when a strongly worded statement was issued by St James's Palace last year.

It said: "The incident is reminiscent of the worst excesses of the press and paparazzi during the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, and all the more upsetting to the Duke and Duchess for being so."

A spokesman for St James's Palace said: "The ongoing legal process is a matter for the French authorities."