Dec 19, 2013
Download the new firmware for your X-E2, X-E1, X-PRO1 and X100S now!Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Dec 19 2013 - 06:05 AM (CET)
Fuji manager Mr. Kawahara said it here: “We want you to use our camera longer and longer in your life.” That’s the way, Mr Kawahara, that’s Kaizen! Thanks. And here are the firmware links you’ve waited for: X-PRO1 ver. 3.10 / X-E1 ver.2.10 / X-E2 ver.1.10 / X100S ver.1.10 Improvements on the X-E1: – New functionality […]
New Canon imageCLASS Printers Deliver Ease Of Use And Streamlined ConnectivitySource/Copyright: CanonWatch at Dec 19 2013 - 06:02 AM (CET)
Canon USA press release: New imageCLASS Printers Deliver Ease Of Use And Streamlined Connectivity New Devices Enhance Canon’s Complete imageCLASS Lineup and Provide Full Set of Printing Solutions for both Personal and Professional Use MELVILLE, N.Y., December 17, 2013 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced two new compact laser […]The post New Canon imageCLASS Printers Deliver Ease Of Use And Streamlined Connectivity appeared first on CanonWatch.
Firmware update gives Sony QX-series cameras more manual controlSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 19 2013 - 05:59 AM (CET)
Sony has announced firmware upgrades that enhance the features of its QX-series 'lens-style' cameras, which clip on to the front of your smartphone. The update adds Full HD video recording and an expanded ISO range for both the QX10 and QX100, while the latter also receives a shutter priority mode. Sony's latest PlayMemories Mobile app has more seamless photo browsing and dramatically improved performance on iOS devices. Click through for more.
Leica X Vario camera price dropSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Dec 19 2013 - 05:26 AM (CET)
The price of the Leica X Vario camera dropped on Amazon by $170 from several different retailers. I have not seen a Leica price drop in a very long time (the original price was $2,850). Posted by LeicaRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow (LR) on Facebook […] Related posts: With the upcoming announcement of Leica S3, expect a price drop on the S2 Leica price drop (US) Leica C-LUX 2 price drop
Dec 18, 2013
DIY Leica camera assembly kitSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Dec 18 2013 - 11:59 PM (CET)
To celebrate Leica´s 100th anniversary, Marcelo Ribeiro created this Leica DIY assembly kit: Via ISO1200 Posted by LeicaRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow (LR) on Facebook and Twitter. Amazon.com Widgets Related posts: A video tour of Leica M9 assembly and testing and more One of a kind custom white Leica M camera spotted in Japan Gold-plated Leica MP camera unveiled in China
Canon Rebel T5i w/ 18-135mm IS STM – $849 (Adorama)Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Dec 18 2013 - 11:59 PM (CET)
Adorama has the Canon EOS Rebel T5i with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens on sale for $849 (after checkout) + Free Shipping and 2% rewards. Bonus items: Lexar 16GB Class 10, Professional 400x SDHC UHS-I Memory Card and a big software bundle for Mac/Win The post Canon Rebel T5i w/ 18-135mm IS STM – $849 (Adorama) appeared first on CanonWatch.
Have Your Say: Best DSLR / SLT of 2013Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 18 2013 - 10:56 PM (CET)
Several new DSLRs were announced in 2013, even as mirrorless cameras nipped at their heels in the entry-level and enthusiast segment of the market. Among the new DSLRs released this year were a handful of iterative updates to existing models, but also some all-new contenders, including Canon's high-tech EOS 70D and Nikon's entirely unconventional (or perhaps that should be entirely traditional) Df. Click through to check out the selection, and cast your vote.
Have your say: Best Fixed-lens Compact Camera of 2013Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 18 2013 - 10:56 PM (CET)
2013 saw the release of five cameras in a (relatively) new class, which we're calling 'fixed lens compact cameras'. Specifically, large-sensor fixed-lens compact cameras. Fujifilm's X100S is one of our favorite cameras of the year, addressing many of the faults of its predecessor. Sony followed up on the RX1 from last year with the RX1R, which shares the same 24MP full-frame sensor but minus an AA filter for superior resolution. Meanwhile, both Nikon and Ricoh released APS-C 28mm equivalent cameras, while Sigma's DP3 offers a 75mm equivalent lens. Click through for a chance to cast your vote and decide which is best.
Have Your Say: Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera of 2013Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 18 2013 - 10:55 PM (CET)
2013 saw a lot of new mirrorless cameras, from minor updates to older models to all-new products like the waterproof Nikon 1 AW1 and the world's first full-frame enthusiast mirrorless cameras with Sony's Alpha A7 and A7R. We've used almost all of this year's crop of mirrorless cameras, published numerous samples galleries, wrote first impressions articles and reviews, but now it's your chance to have your say. What was the best mirrorless interchangeable lens camera of 2013? Click through to cast your vote.
Have Your Say: Best Enthusiast Zoom Compact of 2013Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 18 2013 - 10:55 PM (CET)
2013 was a busy year for high-end compact cameras, which saw everything from iterative updates to established lines to brand new options from manufacturers entering this market segment. We've used almost all of them, reviewed a few, and in the process we've taken thousands of pictures and formed plenty of opinions. But now it's your turn - what was the best enthusiast compact camera of 2013? Click through for our selection, and a chance to cast your vote.
Have Your Say: Best Lens of 2013Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 18 2013 - 10:52 PM (CET)
A lot of lenses were released in 2013, for a growing number of camera systems. As well as additions to established mounts this year also saw newer systems grow substantially as 'road map' lenses became a reality. We've shot with a lot of this year's most interesting lenses and reviewed some, but we want to know your opinion. What was this year's best lens? We've whittled the selection down to 10, but now it's over to you. Click through for a look at the lenses, and a chance to cast your vote.
Nikon Middle East & Africa: new Nikon DSLR camera will be announced in January 2014Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Dec 18 2013 - 10:40 PM (CET)
Nikon Middle East & Africa is talking about a new DSLR camera to be announced on January 17th, 2014 on their Facebook page: "What makes your heart race? What makes your heart skip a beat? What warms your heart? Is it speed and adrenaline, the thrill of excitement, or the emotion of the moment? Join THE […] Related posts: Aptina: compact cameras with 1″ sensor to be announced in early 2014 Nikon D5200 DSLR camera to be announced next New Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G FX lens to be announced in early January
Another Third Party Trigger for Canon DSLRs: MeYin RF-624 Wireless E-TTLSource/Copyright: CanonWatch at Dec 18 2013 - 07:28 PM (CET)
After the Yongnuo RF-603 II Wireless Flash Trigger/Remote, there is another third party flash trigger for Canon DSLRs for those on a budget: the MeYin RF-624 Wireless E-TTL High Sync Speed Flash Trigger For Canon is in stock at the YongNuoStore for $49.99. Specification/Features: Type: FSK2.4GHz Wireless System Power: 2.1-3.3v(AAx2 pieces) Chanel: 3Fixed Channel and […]The post Another Third Party Trigger for Canon DSLRs: MeYin RF-624 Wireless E-TTL appeared first on CanonWatch.
Deal: Refurbished Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT – $440Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Dec 18 2013 - 05:00 PM (CET)
The Canon Direct Store has refurbished Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT in stock for $439.99.More in the Canon Store: Refurbished EOS 5D Mark III – $2719.20 Refurbished Canon DSLRs Refurbished Canon lenses The post Deal: Refurbished Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT – $440 appeared first on CanonWatch.
Amazon Germany Blitzangebot: Canon EF 100-400mm ISSource/Copyright: CanonWatch at Dec 18 2013 - 04:00 PM (CET)
Amazon Germany has the Canon EF 100-400mm L IS lens on sale as BLITZANGEBOT.The offer starts today at 18:00 German time.The post Amazon Germany Blitzangebot: Canon EF 100-400mm IS appeared first on CanonWatch.
Sinar announced p MF-L adapter for the Leica S systemSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Dec 18 2013 - 03:54 PM (CET)
Shortly after being acquired by Leica, Sinar announced a new p MF-L adapter designed for the Leica S medium format camera. Update: Sinar was showing the Leica P Leica S-mount at PDN this year: High-end Professional Photography for Leica S Medium Format The Sinar p MF-L was developed especially for photographers who wish to avail themselves of […] Related posts: Leica Camera AG takes over Sinar Photography AG, the Swiss manufacturer of view cameras New Leica S adapter for third party lenses Leica D-Lux 5, V-Lux 2 and a black X1 announced
Amazon US Deal of the Day: Up to 65% Off Sony SD Memory Cards (updated)Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Dec 18 2013 - 03:00 PM (CET)
Today only, enjoy special savings up to 65% on select microSD cards, SD cards, and mobile accessories from Sony (click here). Expires Dec 19, 2013. updated the link above The post Amazon US Deal of the Day: Up to 65% Off Sony SD Memory Cards (updated) appeared first on CanonWatch.
Canon EOS 70D Review (photographybay)Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Dec 18 2013 - 12:33 PM (CET)
Canon EOS 70D: Photography Bay reviewed the Canon EOS 70D, Canon’s latest APS-C camera, and their first featuring the awesome Dual PIxel Auto-Focus system. The review comes with lots of sample pics (various ISO settings) that can be downloaded at full resolution size. In the conclusion they write: The Canon 70D is a fantastic prosumer […]The post Canon EOS 70D Review (photographybay) appeared first on CanonWatch.
Canon Patent For Motorized Mirror Unit (more miniaturized DSLRs on the way?)Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Dec 18 2013 - 10:45 AM (CET)
Egami (translated) spotted a patent filed by Canon for a motorized mirror return mechanism. The advantages of such a mirror system are less vibration, and the possibility to miniaturize the whole thing. The solution described in the patent opens the way for a DSLR that is smaller than the Canon . The drawback is that […]The post Canon Patent For Motorized Mirror Unit (more miniaturized DSLRs on the way?) appeared first on CanonWatch.
Canon Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Multi-Function Inkjet Printers in the 2013 J.D. Power Satisfaction ReportSource/Copyright: CanonWatch at Dec 18 2013 - 08:20 AM (CET)
Canon USA press release: Canon Receives Highest Ranking in Customer Satisfaction for Multi-Function Inkjet Printers in the 2013 J.D. Power Satisfaction Report MELVILLE, N.Y., December 17, 2013 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Canon has received top honors in Customer Satisfaction from J.D. Power for its […]The post Canon Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Multi-Function Inkjet Printers in the 2013 J.D. Power Satisfaction Report appeared first on CanonWatch.
XF 10-24 announced! Press-release and price $1000 (new hand grip announced too)Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Dec 18 2013 - 06:01 AM (CET)
Press-releases - Press release at digitalcamerareview: “available in March 2014 for $999.95.” - ephotozine press release here: “The lens will be available from March 2014 in the UK, at an SRP of £849.99.” - dslrmagazine press release (Spanish) here. - photoscala press release (Geman) here. The price will be of EUR999. - hand grip: “Fujifilm […]
Fujifilm announces XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS wideangle zoomSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 18 2013 - 06:00 AM (CET)
Fujifilm has announced the XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS, a premium ultra-wideangle zoom lens for the company's X system mirrorless cameras. It offers an angle of view equivalent to 15-36mm on full frame, and incorporates optical image stabilisation to reduce blur at slow shutter speeds when shooting hand-held. It also has an aperture control ring on the barrel, and is compatible with the company's Lens Modulation Optimizer function. It'll be available from March 2014 for $999.95 / £849.99.
Apple Raw update brings support for Nikon Df and Sony A7/A7RSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 18 2013 - 05:23 PM (CET)
Apple recently released Digital Camera RAW Compatibility 5.02 for Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11. The update adds Raw image support for the following five cameras: Nikon D5300, Nikon Df, Olympus OM-D E-M1, Sony Alpha 7, and Sony Alpha 7R. Get the update
Sigma 135mm f/2 DG OS Coming For Photokina 2014?Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Dec 18 2013 - 02:42 AM (CET)
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Rumors have word that Sigma will announce a new prime lens next year, a 135mm f/2 DG OS, part of the “Art” line-up. The lens is said to be announced at Photokina, September 2014. Moreover, it appears that Sigma will release more high performing lenses next year. I hope the […]The post Sigma 135mm f/2 DG OS Coming For Photokina 2014? appeared first on CanonWatch.
Nikon D4 and Canon EOS 6D added to test scene comparison toolSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 18 2013 - 12:00 AM (CET)
As we're racing to complete our full review of the Nikon Df, we've added the Nikon D4 and Canon EOS 6D to our studio comparison tool. The studio test scene shows image quality for both JPEG and Raw files. It offers downloadable Raw samples and is designed to simulate real-world daylight and low-light shooting. As always, you can compare the D4 and EOS 6D to a number of other cameras, including the Df. See test scene
Dec 17, 2013
More CES rumors: Nikon D3300 with a new Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VRII lensSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Dec 17 2013 - 09:36 PM (CET)
In addition to the 35mm f/1.8G FX lens, during the CES in early January, Nikon is rumored to announce also a D3300 camera with a new Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VRII lens. The new lens will be significantly smaller and lighter (less then 200 grams) when compared to the current model. It will feature a new […] Related posts: Nikon D3300 coming soon as well? Rumor: new Nikkor AF-S 105mm f/2 VRII Nano lens in 2011? Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens leaks in Europe
Nikon View NX 2.8.3 releasedSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Dec 17 2013 - 09:12 PM (CET)
Today Nikon released View NX 2.8.3. Here is the list of modifications: Windows version Compatibility with Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro, and Windows 8.1 Enterprise has been added. Macintosh version Compatibility with Macintosh OS X version 10.9 has been added. Support for Mac OS X version 10.6 has been eliminated. Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed […] Related posts: Nikon View NX 2.6.0 and Capture NX 2.3.5 released Capture NX 2.4.0, Nikon 1 V1 firmware update 1.21 released 64-bit Nikon ViewNX v2.3.0 and Wireless Transmitter Utility v1.3.0 released
It’s coming! XF 10-24mm announcement leaked at Photography Monthly (now removed)!Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Dec 17 2013 - 08:37 PM (CET)
For a very short time the entire press-release of the XF10-24 was online at photographymonthly. The bad news: I was at work so I wasn’t able to read it. All that remains are a few lines at the news-reader silobreaker.com. Anyway, a leaked press-release is a strong indicator of the fact that an official announcement […]
DxOMark Mobile analyzes the LG G2's camera capabilitiesSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 17 2013 - 07:00 PM (CET)
We've added DxOMark Mobile's report to our camera review of the LG G2 smartphone. The report includes DxO Lab's usual industrial-quality scientific measurements. Their imaging experts analyzed 14 aspects of mobile imaging, including detailed image quality assessment, flash performance, autofocus reliability and more to calculate a final score. See their results on connect.dpreview.com.
Samyang says five of its full frame lenses now available in Sony E mountSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 17 2013 - 11:50 AM (CET)
Samyang has announced that, as promised in October, five of its full frame lenses are now available in Sony E-mount, and are therefore the first third-party optics with native mounts for the Sony A7 and A7R. The lenses are the 14mm F2.8, 24mm F1.4, 24mm F3.5 tilt-and-shift, 35mm F1.4, and 85mm F1.4. All feature manual focus and aperture operation and, because they're essentially SLR lenses with an adapter tube added, all are considerably more bulky than their Alpha mount counterparts. Click through for more information and images of the E-mount lenses.
5 Kickstarter projects for photographersSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 17 2013 - 05:25 PM (CET)
From gadgets that promise to make timelapse photography easier to a lens that will let your smartphone camera see in the dark, Kickstarter is brimming with interesting ideas from some forward-thinking developers. We take a look at a few aimed at photographers. Learn more on connect.dpreview.com.
RAW-noise and AF-speed comparison (X-E2 vs A7), X-E2 reviews, X10 price drop and FujiXday in RomeSource/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Dec 17 2013 - 07:07 AM (CET)
X10 price drop Get the Fuji X10 for $ 299 at BHphoto here! _ _ _ comparisons Fuji X-E2: - NOISE: Yes, it’s again, Full Frame vs APS-C, or vs . It may be unfair, but many reviewes are tempted to compare the performance of the 2 hot cameras of the moment. So, how does […]
Dec 16, 2013
Deal of the day: Nikon 1 J3 camera with 10-30mm lens for half priceSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Dec 16 2013 - 10:56 PM (CET)
Here is another good deal on Amazon: Nikon 1 J3 camera (beige) with a 10-30mm VR lens for $296.95 (51% off). Adorama has several similar deals and some of them come also with a free camera bag. B&H offer the same J3 kit price with different accessories, but they are all currently sold out. I already mentioned that […] Related posts: Where is the Nikon 1 AW1 underwater camera? Good deal: Nikon D600 price drop and more A very different Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera is rumored for January
A journey across remote lands: Tibet and Mongolia (by Nicolas Marino)Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Dec 16 2013 - 10:39 PM (CET)
Today's guest post "A journey across remote lands: Tibet and Mongolia" is by Nicolas Marino (Website | Blog | Facebook | Flickr | Twitter): Hi Everybody! My name is Nicolas and I am a documentary and landscape photographer who, since 2006 has chosen a bicycle as means of transportation to travel and reach some very remote regions […] Related posts: What’s wrong with Outer Mongolia? Military grade “Desert Mirage Lizard” painted Nikon gear Guest post: My year in Antarctica
Amazon lightning deal: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 lens for $699 ($200 off)Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Dec 16 2013 - 08:38 PM (CET)
For the next hour and a half Amazon has a lighting deal on the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 lens for Nikon mount for $699.99 ($200 off). This is a tough choice since Nikon is rumored to announce a new 35mm f/1.8G full frame lens in few weeks. Update: the deal is now over. All upcoming Amazon […] Related posts: Amazon Lightning Deal: Nikon D7100 for $800 ($400 off) Deal of the day: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM A1 ART lens for $779 (reg. $899) Coming soon: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens for Nikon mount
Nikon instant rebates extended till December 28thSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Dec 16 2013 - 08:26 PM (CET)
The Nikon instant lens rebates were extended till December 28, 2013 and include also the Nikon Df camera. Here is a list of the lens savings you can get after purchasing a Nikon DSLR body: AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G $100.00 AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G $20.00 AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G $100.00 AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G $30.00 […] Related posts: Nikon instant rebates extended till June 26 Nikon D7000 eligible for the extended US instant rebates (now till March 26th) Nikon instant rebates will be extended but without the pro bodies and lenses
Lens reviews update: test data for the Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSMSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 16 2013 - 06:07 PM (CET)
DxOMark has just reviewed the Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM, a general-purpose zoom for full frame SLRs. As part of our ongoing collaboration we've added the test data to our lens widget, and looked to see how it compares to the Canon equivalent. We've also added test data for the Nikon mount version of Zeiss's stellar Apo Sonnar T* 2/135. Click through for our full analysis, and a link to DxOMark's own reviews.
Fuji manager Mr.Kawahara: “We have no plan to provide full frame body just now.”Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Dec 16 2013 - 01:08 PM (CET)
The website 2how conducted an interview with Fuji manager Mr.Kawahara, that can been seen at youtube here. Here are some topics: 1) He is reluctant to create full frame X series because XF lens would NOT be compatible with full frame camera. “If we launch the full frame body we have to launch the full […]
Reminder: Leica lens price increase coming on January 1st, 2014Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Dec 16 2013 - 01:00 PM (CET)
A quick reminder that many Leica M lenses will be going up in price on January 1st, 2014: Lens Old price New price Tri-Elmar M 16-18-21 / f 4.0 ASPH $5,350 $5,450 18mm / f3.8 ASPH $3,195 $3,250 21mm / f1.4 ASPH $7,250 $7,650 24mm / f1.4 ASPH $7,250 $7,550 24mm / f3.8 ASPH $2,595 […] Related posts: Another Leica price increase coming on January 1st, 2014 Full list of Leica products with a price increase Another Leica price increase coming on May 1st
Tamron announces availability of 150-600mm F/5-6.3 telephoto zoomSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 16 2013 - 12:15 PM (CET)
Tamron has announced that its SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD telephoto zoom will go on sale on December 19th in Japan, and 17th January 2014 in the USA. The lens will feature optical image stabilization and an Ultrasonic Silent Drive autofocus motor, and be compatible with both full frame and APS-C SLRs. It will be available first in Canon mount, with Nikon and Sony versions to follow. Pricing is still to be confirmed.
New Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G FX lens to be announced in early JanuarySource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Dec 16 2013 - 10:42 AM (CET)
For the 2014 CES show Nikon will announce a new AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G full frame lens. I do not have an exact date, but CES starts on January 7th and most of the new product announcements are done in the first day. Nikon already has a 35mm f/1.4G FX lens ($1,619) and a 35mm f/1.8G […] Related posts: Nikon announcement on January 29th; additional Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED specs Nikon announcement for the CP+ show: new Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED FX lens It’s real: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens announced
Art of Building contest: Vote for your favorite photoSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 16 2013 - 08:00 AM (CET)
An eerie view from Alcatraz, the use of child labor in India and a symbol of the Soviet Union’s past industrial rush are some of the finalists in this year's international Art of Building photography competition run by the Chartered Institute of Building. A panel of judges shortlisted 15 images. Now the contest turns to you to decide the winner. Learn more
New Nikon patent for 600mm f/4 and 400mm f/2.8 super telephoto lensesSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Dec 16 2013 - 04:39 AM (CET)
Nikon filed a new patent in Japan for a 800mm f/5.6, 600mm f/4 and 400mm f/2.8 super telephoto lenses. The patent was originally submitted on May 30th, 2012. The 800mm f/5.6 lens is already announced and in stock. The current Nikkor 400mm f/2.8G ($8,899) and 600mm f/4G ($9,799) lenses were announced back in 2007 - maybe Nikon is […] Related posts: New Nikon patent: Nikkor 100-400mm f/4-5.6G VR ED lens Is this patent for a new Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens? New Nikon Telephoto AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4G ED VR Autofocus Lens?
Dec 15, 2013
Backstory of Phantom Flex4K video shot at 1,000 FPSSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 15 2013 - 10:00 AM (CET)
Filming fire has come a long way since the 1991 movie Backdraft. Emerging Director Brendan Bellomo and DP Greg Wilson shot a slow motion short using the Phantom Flex4K camera, which shoots 1,000 FPS in full 4K resolution. The results are riveting. See video
Weekly Nikon news flash #242Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Dec 15 2013 - 04:26 AM (CET)
-> It does exists: Nikon lens pillow. -> New: Really Right Stuff plate for Nikon Df camera. -> Tokina AT-X M100 AF Pro D 100mm f/2.8 lens for Nikon mount ($449) tested at DxOmark: "Although Tokina hasn't updated this lens since it was introduced in 2006, it still has very competitive performance, and when stopped down is even […] Related posts: Weekly Nikon news flash #231 Weekly Nikon news flash #132 Weekly Nikon news flash #116
Dec 14, 2013
X100S photographer’s guide book available nowSource/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Dec 14 2013 - 05:26 PM (CET)
Alexander White’s new guide book is out. And this time he will show you how to get the most from the X100S. You can have it for $22,46 at AmazonUS here (with look inside the book). Remember that if you own an X-PRO1 or X-E1, Rico’s book is still 35% off until DEC 31. Use […]
Want to remember something? Don't take a photoSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 14 2013 - 10:00 AM (CET)
Nowadays we snap photos of every detail of our lives — the food we eat, what our cat is doing, the quirky things we see, the places we go — and we do this in an effort document and remember those experiences. But a new study, published in Psychological Science, suggests it's possible that the act of taking pictures may actually lessen our ability to recall details of a subject. Learn more
X-shooter zone: the Fuji X-system? “Pure fun and no compromise!”Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Dec 14 2013 - 09:21 AM (CET)
The selection is done, the images are chosen, the X-shooter zone is complete. If you have some X-shots and stories for us too, feel free to contact me via email. You can also share them directly at the FR-facebook wall. enjoy your weekend facebook, google+, twitter and firstname.lastname@example.org Lawrence Ripsher Hey Patrick… It’s that […]
Dec 13, 2013
Nikon Df retro elegance - a hands on review by Tom GrillSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Dec 13 2013 - 09:19 PM (CET)
A Nikon Df camera review by Tom Grill (Web | Blog, click on images for larger view): When I first held the Df I immediately felt at home, as if I was greeting the return of an old friend. The Nikon D3 and D4 cameras have been my professional digital workhorses, but I was weaned […] Related posts: First Nikon retro camera teaser: “it’s in my hands again” Metabones Speed Booster Nikon G lens to Fuji X-mount camera adapter – a hands-on review New set of specifications and US price for the retro-styled Nikon FX DSLR camera (D4H?)
Price of the new Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens: $1069 *UPDATED*Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Dec 13 2013 - 06:08 PM (CET)
Today Tamron announced the price and availability of their new SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (model A011) lens. The price in Japan will be ¥140,000 (around $1,350). The Canon version will start shipping on December 19th, the Nikon version will follow at a later date. Few pictures of the lens can be found here. Sample images […] Related posts: Tamron announces the development of a SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens Nikon products lifespan according to NPS Nikon 800mm f/5.6 lens detailed specs and price *updated*
[UDPATE] World’s fastest lens for Fuji X-mount announced: the IBELUX 40mm f/0.85!Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Dec 13 2013 - 09:20 AM (CET)
Kipon just announced the IBELUX 40mm f0.85, available also for Fuji X-mount! This high speed lens will cost you $2000. It will be available in February 2014. You can read more and see some samples, taken also with the Fuji X-PRO1 at their official press release here. [UDPATE] Kipon also announces Baveyes 0.7x optic adapter […]
Accessory Review: Manfrotto 190 Carbon Fiber TripodSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 13 2013 - 07:00 AM (CET)
Lauded as a compact semi-professional model and constructed of cross-woven carbon fiber, the new 190 ($409.88 body only) would be an eye-catching addition to any camera kit. Manfrotto made several updates to the new model, but do they place it far enough beyond the old 190, which cost $259.95, to justify the price hike? Find out in our review
What The Duck #1196Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 13 2013 - 07:46 PM (CET)
We've come to the end of another week here at dpreview, and as our thoughts drift to weekend shooting opportunities, it's time to take things a little less seriously. Aaron Johnson's comic strip ‘What the Duck’ is just the thing, taking a gently satirical look through the lens of a photographically inclined waterfowl. You can find it published here (and in our newsletter) every week; we hope you enjoy it, and your weekend.
Lomography offers pre-order package for Petzval 85mm F2.2 SLR lensSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 13 2013 - 01:23 PM (CET)
Lomography has announced that its Kickstarter-funded Petzval portrait lens is now available for pre-order in Canon and Nikon mounts. Based on a 19th century optical design, the 85mm F2.2 lens has a brass lens barrel, a 'gear rack' manual focusing mechanism using a knob on the side of the barrel, and a set of drop-in 'Waterhouse stops' to change the aperture. The pre-order package costs $599 from Lomography's website, with a current delivery estimate of May 2014.
SLR Magic announces 17mm T1.6 lens for Micro Four ThirdsSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 13 2013 - 12:19 PM (CET)
Hong Kong-based lens maker SLR Magic has announced an addition to its family of video-oriented manual focus fast primes for Micro Four Thirds. The 17mm T1.6 offers an angle of view equivalent to 34mm on full frame, and has geared focus and aperture rings. It will be available at the end of December 2013.
Silver Leica M 240 camera now in stockSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Dec 13 2013 - 03:23 AM (CET)
A silver Leica M 240 camera is currently in stock at the Leica Store in Miami. The availability and pricing on eBay is also getting more reasonable. The silver M 240 is listed as "temporarily out of stock" on Amazon, which is also an indication that they will be getting a new shipment soon. Posted […] Related posts: Leica M9-P silver chrome in stock now Black and silver Leica 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH lens now in stock Leica M9-P silver red leather set limited edition camera
Adobe adds color profiles for Olympus cameras to ACR and LightroomSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 13 2013 - 02:26 AM (CET)
Adobe's latest versions of Camera Raw and Lightroom contained a pleasant surprise for Olympus owners - color profiles for image conversion. The company says the addition is a response to 'a long standing customer request.' We've re-processed one of the images from our Olympus OM-D E-M1 sample gallery to see how closely the profiles match the camera's 'Natural' setting.
Dec 12, 2013
Adobe released Lightroom 5.3 and Camera Raw 8.3 with Nikon AW1, P7800, Df, D610 and D5300 supportSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Dec 12 2013 - 03:24 PM (CET)
Adobe released new versions of Lightroom 5.3 and Camera Raw 8.3 with support for the latest Nikon cameras and lenses. Download links: Lightroom 5.3: Mac | Windows. Camera Raw 8.3: Mac | Windows New Nikon cameras support: Nikon Coolpix P7800 Nikon Df Nikon D610 Nikon D5300 New Nikkor lens support: Nikon 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon […] Related posts: Adobe Lightroom 4.2, Camera Raw 7.2 released with support for the latest Nikon products Adobe Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 released with support for D7100, P330, Coolpix A and more Adobe Lightroom 4.3 and Camera Raw 7.3 released with Nikon V2, D5200 and D600 support
Nikon Japan reports shortage of Df camerasSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Dec 12 2013 - 02:52 PM (CET)
Nikon Japan reports short supply/strong demand for the retro-styled Nikon Df DSLR camera: The "Df", announced after the date of November 5, 2013, state that received a reservation more than expected, production can not keep up with your order has continued. I am sorry to have to apologize for the inconvenience to our customers. Because we will […] Related posts: Nikon issues third update after the earthquake in Japan Chipworks reports on the sensors used in Nikon DSLR cameras New Nikon rebates program starting in 3 days (US only)
Lightroom 5.3 final version available now (X-E2 / XQ1 support) + FR-reader feedbackSource/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Dec 12 2013 - 08:09 AM (CET)
Adobe just released the final version of Lightroom 5.3 and Camera Raw 8.3. Download Lightroom 5.3 for Windows | Mac This version adds support for the X-E2 and XQ1. Lightroom 5 costs $111 here at AmazonUS, BHphoto sells it for $114 here and Adorama for $114 too here. Pictureline’s price is $119 here. Rob Dose shared on […]
What the Android 4.4.1 update means for Google's Nexus 5 shootersSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 12 2013 - 07:00 AM (CET)
A major software update promises to fix the bevy of camera issues Nexus 5 users started complaining about as soon as they got Google's newest smartphones in hand. So does the Android update make for a more responsive camera? We put our refreshed Nexus 5 through its photographic paces on connect.dpreview.com.
Eye-Fi's Mobi card will transfer directly to desktopSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 12 2013 - 04:56 PM (CET)
Eye-Fi is beta testing a new desktop receiver for Windows that will allow for direct transfer from the Eye-Fi Mobi card to the desktop. Launched earlier this year, the Eye-Fi Mobi card uses Wi-Fi to wirelessly send images to your mobile device via an iOS, Android or Kindle app — and now straight to your desktop. Download the new software for free on connect.dpreview.com.
Adobe releases final versions of Camera Raw 8.3 and Lightroom 5.3Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 12 2013 - 06:41 AM (CET)
Adobe has announced the final versions of Camera Raw and DNG Converter 8.3, along with Lightroom 5.3. Different versions for ACR 8.3 are available for Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6 - both from Adobe.com and through the update mechanisms in the software. DNG Converter is available for free for users of older versions of Photoshop. The latest versions brings support for 20 cameras, including the Nikon Df and Nokia Lumia 1020 that weren't in the release candidate versions.
Leica and LFI present: Me & My Leica X Photo ContestSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Dec 12 2013 - 03:30 AM (CET)
TELL US YOUR STORY WITH THE LEICA X - AND WIN AN EXCLUSIVE INVITATION TO THE INAUGURATION OF THE LEITZ PARK IN WETZLAR! The Leica X is a storyteller: this strong yet compact companion puts the photographer right at the heart of the motif - the place where stories really happen and where they can […] Related posts: Leica X Vario city challenge Leica increases the value of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award for the Leica centennial in 2014 New York Times photographer wins the i-shot-it.com photo competition
New: Six Leica Summicron C cinema lensesSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Dec 12 2013 - 02:03 AM (CET)
In addition to the Leica Summilux C line, there is a new Summicron C line (T2.0) of cinema lenses that consists of six new prime lenses: 18, 25, 35, 50, 75 and 100 mm. Four additional models (21, 29, 40, and 135 mm) are expected to be announced soon. Compared to the Summlix versions, the Summicron lenses are […] Related posts: New Leica Summicron-C cinema prime lenses to be announced at NAB Three new Leica Summilux-C cinema lenses Leica Cinema lenses revealed
Stolen: half a million dollars worth of Leica movie lensesSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Dec 12 2013 - 01:54 AM (CET)
$500,000 worth of Leica Summilux C cinema lenses were stolen from a movie set in Los Angeles. Here are the lens serial numbers: 18mm CW-0001347 21mm CW-0001538 25mm CW-0001552 35mm CW-0001657 40mm CW-0001645 50mm CW-0001435 75mm CW-0001487 100mm CW-0001506 Via Petapixel Related posts: Leica cinema lenses set of eight: $178,000 New Leica Summicron-C cinema prime lenses to be announced at NAB Leica Cinema lenses revealed
Dec 11, 2013
Eye candy: Nikon FA limited edition gold film cameraSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Dec 11 2013 - 10:56 PM (CET)
Check out this Nikon FA limited edition gold film camera listed on eBay for $12,000. The camera has never been used, it's plated with 24K gold and decorated with lizard skin. Only 2000 pieces were produced. There are also several cheaper FA gold listings priced between $1000-$2000. Additional images and information: From Nikon's website: "In commemoration […] Related posts: Nikon D60 Black Gold Limited Edition is Ritz exclusive, says ad Nikon limited edition f/1.4 lens set Use this high resolution image of the Nikon limited edition f/1.4 lens kit as your desktop background
Recall: Nikon CF-DC6 case for Df camerasSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Dec 11 2013 - 09:44 PM (CET)
Nikon Japan issued a warning about the semi-soft case CF-DC6 for not fitting properly on the Nikon Df camera. Nikon will replace the defective cases for free. I have not seen any CF-DC6 cases in US stores except on eBay where it sells for around $300. In Europe the price seems to be lower (159 EUR) […] Related posts: Nikon announcement: J2 and L610 cameras, 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, waterproof case WP-N1 Nikon announces 1 J3 S1 mirrorless cameras, waterproof case WP-N2 Nikon EN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion battery recall
Phottix Strato TTL flash trigger for Nikon is now availableSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Dec 11 2013 - 08:50 PM (CET)
The Phottix Strato TTL flash trigger for Nikon cameras that was announced at the 2012 Photokina show is now shipping and is currently in stock. More information after the jump: Product description: The Phottix Strato TTL Flash Trigger for Nikon is the newest addition to ever-popular Strato series of flash triggers and wireless remotes. It […] Related posts: Phottix released their new Odin TTL flash trigger for Nikon Yongnuo YN-622N wireless flash trigger for Nikon is now available The new Phottix Mitros TTL flash for Nikon is now shipping
POLL: Vote your Fuji Top Gear 2013!Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Dec 11 2013 - 05:22 PM (CET)
Mission accomplished! With the XQ1/X-E2 Fuji’s gear release roadmap for 2013 is complete. Yes I know, many of us hoped for the XF 10-24 to come this year, too. In fact I’m pretty sure that the announcement was planed for late November, but Fujifilm decided to postpone it. I don’t know if it will be […]
DPReview Gear of the Year Part 5: Canon Rebel SL1/100DSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 11 2013 - 06:00 AM (CET)
A lot of equipment passes through our Seattle and London offices, everything from high-end cameras to inexpensive accessories. A lot of it gets reviewed, but we can't cover everything. In this series of short articles, DPReview staff will be highlighting their personal standout products of the year. In part 5, Shawn Barnett talks about his personal favorite - the Canon Rebel SL1/100D.
Enter the 2014 World Press Photo contestSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 11 2013 - 10:00 AM (CET)
One of the premier photojournalism competitions, the 2014 World Press Photo contest, is now open for entries to professional photographers. The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2014 and the winners will be announced on February 14, 2014. The top award, the World Press Photo of the Year, carries a cash prize of €10,000 (~$13,764). Learn more
Dec 10, 2013
Where is the Nikon 1 AW1 underwater camera?Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Dec 10 2013 - 11:56 PM (CET)
The Nikon 1 AW underwater mirrorless camera was announced on September 19th, started shipping on October 14th and was in stock on October 28th. Today the AW1 is still hard to find and is currently out of stock at Amazon and Adorama while B&H has very limited availability of only few configurations. Is the AW1 such a […] Related posts: A very different Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera is rumored for January Where are all the new Coolpix and Nikon 1 cameras? New Canon full frame camera on October 18th
Deal of the day: refurbished Nikon D7000 for $549Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Dec 10 2013 - 09:26 PM (CET)
Because of Nikon's strict price enforcing in the US, we hardly get any good deals on cameras and lenses. There is a new low price on refurbished Nikon D7000 cameras: $549 from rakuten.com (the former buy.com) with free shipping. This deal is valid till 12/12/2013. Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be […] Related posts: Refurbished Nikon D600 with 24-85mm lens deal for $1,599.99 is back *UPDATED* Deal of the day: refurbished Nikon D600 with 24-85mm lens kit for $1,599.99 Last moment Nikon D7000 bundle deal
Nikon D5300 trivia: the body is made out of a new carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastics and you can now change the aperture in live viewSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Dec 10 2013 - 02:35 PM (CET)
Nikon D5300: new carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastics body Nikon listed on their website that the new D5300 ($796.95) is made out of a "newly developed monocoque structure with carbon fiber reinforced plastic material", similar to the material used in Formula 1 race cars and in the new Boeing Dreamliner 787. The new material is called Sereebo carbon […] Related posts: Nikon working on a carbon fibre SLR body? Nikon will release continuous AF in video mode/live view Sigma will release firmware update to fix AF issues with the Nikon D5300
Leica cameras at the Revival Rare & Collectable Photographic AuctionSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Dec 10 2013 - 02:30 PM (CET)
Another rare and collectable photographic auction will take place on December 28, 2013. Here are some of the Leica highlights: Posted by LeicaRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow (LR) on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: Three rare Leica cameras Rare Leica cameras at the next Westlicht auction How to follow LeicaRumors
Nikon Df real-world samples gallerySource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 10 2013 - 02:07 AM (CET)
As we work on our full review of the Nikon Df, we've been shooting with it extensively and have put together a gallery of real-world samples. We've tried to use a selection of lenses, including older Nikon glass as well as the recently-launched AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4 G. Here are 40 images shot at a range of ISOs to show how the camera performs. See gallery
Make your own Google Street View virtual toursSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 10 2013 - 10:17 PM (CET)
Google is reaching out to photographers to help capture and record the planet's most hard-to-reach places using Android's Photo Sphere feature. A new tool lets users upload and connect their 360-degree photo spheres to create virtual tours that can be shared in Google's Street View. Learn more on connect.dpreview.com.
Dec 9, 2013
CityAM: Leica UK sees slower sales despite new camera launchSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Dec 09 2013 - 09:07 PM (CET)
This comes from cityam.com: "Leica Camera, which is owned by German parent company Leica AG and distributes cameras in the UK, reported a 12 per cent dip in turnover for the year ending March 2013, to £13m from £14.9m a year ago. This fed into a 16 per cent fall in gross profits and smaller profits […] Related posts: Leica Camera AG with record sales for 2011, intends to pay dividends Leica Camera AG reports 28% sales increase in the first half of fiscal year 2011/12, sales and earnings forecast increased Leica Camera AG reports 8.5% sales increase for Q3 of 2011/12
CMOSIS, the maker of the Leica M 240 sensor, to be acquired by TA AssociatesSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Dec 09 2013 - 02:55 PM (CET)
CMOSIS, the maker of the Leica M 240 sensor, will be acquired by the global growth private equity firm TA Associates. No other details of the acquisition were provided. Here is the full press release: ANTWERP and BOSTON, December 4, 2013 - CMOSIS is pleased to announce that TA Associates, a global growth private equity firm, has […] Related posts: The 24MP MAX sensor inside the new Leica M is made by CMOSIS The new MAX 24 MP sensor inside the Leica M “could possibly alter the product roadmaps and strategies of several companies” Kodak announces new 29MP full frame CCD sensor
Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R real-world samples gallerySource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 09 2013 - 12:33 PM (CET)
We've been shooting for a while with Fujifilm's latest X-system lens, the XF 23mm F1.4R, and have prepared a gallery of real-world samples. They cover variety of subjects and lighting conditions, and were all shot on the X-E2. We've also quickly summarised our impressions of the lens's handling and image quality. Click through to find out more.
Dec 10, 2013
Nikon firmware update breaks support for third-party batteriesSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 10 2013 - 12:01 AM (CET)
Owners of some of Nikon's entry and mid-range DSLRs are reporting that a recent firmware update broke support for their third-party batteries. The firmware update for the Nikon D3200, D3100, D5100, D5200 and CoolPix P7700 cameras claimed to report remaining charge more accurately for the EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery. However, on installing the update, some owners found their third-party batteries suddenly incompatible.
Dec 9, 2013
Motrr Galileo puts new spin on iPhone panorama photographySource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 09 2013 - 07:00 AM (CET)
The Motrr Galileo works in combination with the Sphere iOS app to automate the panorama capturing process with much more precision than handheld shooting allows. This speeds the entire process up considerably and should, at least in theory, lead to better image results. We put it to the test on connect.dpreview.com.
DPReview is hiring! Senior UX Designer wanted!Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 09 2013 - 10:00 AM (CET)
DPReview is hiring! We're looking for a Senior UX designer to shape the next generation of content and community tools for our large and passionate audience of photographers and camera enthusiasts. Candidates will have the rare ability to influence the product at all levels and to create a new user experience for a top 1000 website. Click through for more details.
Dec 8, 2013
DxO releases FilmPack 4.5Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 08 2013 - 07:00 AM (CET)
DxO has announced an update to its FilmPack 4 software, with version 4.5 adding two new 'film renderings' - Agfa Scala 200x and Kodak Ektar 100. FilmPack aims to simulate the look of classic film emulsions and can operate either as a standalone program or as a plugin for Adobe, Apple and DxO software. Click through for more details.
DxO releases Optics Pro 9.1Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 08 2013 - 07:00 AM (CET)
DxO has announced updates to its recently-announced Optics Pro 9 software, bringing speed enhancements and additional camera support. Optics Pro 9 is the latest version of DxO's long-running Optics Pro Raw conversion and optical correction software. It brings greatly improved 'denoising' (noise reduction) technology for enhanced high ISO image quality. Click through for more details.
Dec 7, 2013
TIME's top photos of the yearSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 07 2013 - 02:00 AM (CET)
Each year TIME picks 10 images from 10 photographers to represent some of top news stories of the year. From the massacre at the Westgate Mall in Kenya, the Boston Marathon bombings, to the recent typhoon in the Philippines, the collection highlights the work of seasoned photojournalists. Learn more
Dec 6, 2013
There can be only 1: Polaroid licensee withdraws Nikon-like cameraSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 06 2013 - 08:32 PM (CET)
Sakar International, which makes cameras under the Polaroid brand name, has agreed to stop selling the model at the center of a patent and trade dress dispute with Nikon. A New York court issued an injunction stopping Sakar from making, selling or advertising the Android-powered iM1836, based on an agreement reached by the two companies. Nikon claims the interchangeable lens iM1836 infringed design patents and 'trade dress' (appearance) of its 1 System.
DPReview Recommends: Best Compact Cameras for EnthusiastsSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 06 2013 - 10:08 AM (CET)
There's a long tradition of high-quality compact cameras going back more than a hundred years, and even now, in the days of digital, there are some incredibly capable compact cameras on the market. Shop carefully and you can get excellent image quality, full manual control and plenty of other bells and whistles, provided you don't mind paying a little more than you might for the average point and shoot. Top-notch lenses, great sensors and plenty of control are the hallmarks of every one of our top five recommended compact cameras for enthusiasts.
What The Duck #1146Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 06 2013 - 09:32 PM (CET)
We've come to the end of another week here at dpreview, and as our thoughts drift to weekend shooting opportunities, it's time to take things a little less seriously. Aaron Johnson's comic strip ‘What the Duck’ is just the thing, taking a gently satirical look through the lens of a photographically inclined waterfowl. You can find it published here (and in our newsletter) every week; we hope you enjoy it, and your weekend.
Results from the last Westlicht camera auctionSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Dec 06 2013 - 06:18 AM (CET)
The results from the last Westlicht camera auction are now available online. Here are some additional details: The millionth Leica sells for over 1 Mio. Dollar at WestLicht Vienna! The 24th WestLicht Camera-Auction developed into a major celebration for camera manufacturer Leica, who had its 100th anniversary this year. The biggest present turned out to be […] Related posts: WestLicht Photographica Auction results The three most expensive serial production Leica cameras sold for EUR3.6 million at the latest Westlicht auction The 21st WestLicht camera auction will take place on May 12th, 2012
Samyang announces 10mm F2.8 manual focus wide-angle primeSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 06 2013 - 01:45 AM (CET)
Samyang has announced the 10mm F2.8 ED AS NCS SC, a wide-angle manual focus prime for APS-C format cameras. It's the company's first lens to feature nano crystal coating for increased light transmission and reduced internal reflections. With a 15mm equivalent angle of view (20mm equivalent on Micro Four Thirds), it'll be made in mounts for all current SLR and mirrorless systems. It'll go on sale at the end of January 2014 at an RRP of £469.99 for Nikon AE mount, or £429.99 for all other versions.
Nokia test scene shootout: Lumia 920 vs 925 vs 928 vs 1020Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 06 2013 - 11:00 AM (CET)
We put all four of Nokia's newest smartphones, the Lumia 920, 925, 928, and 1020, through our studio test scene. You can use the image comparison tool to draw your own conclusions about how the devices perform. As usual you can compare how the phones perform under both bright and low light conditions, either at full resolution, or resized for print or web sharing. Learn more on connect.dpreview.com
Dec 5, 2013
Leica increases the value of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award for the Leica centennial in 2014Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Dec 05 2013 - 07:23 PM (CET)
Leica Camera AG, Solms, is celebrating 100 years of Leica photography in 2014. To celebrate the centennial, the company will be doubling the value of the cash prizes for the prestigious international photography competition, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award. Oskar Barnack, after whom the award is named, was the man who constructed the so-called Ur-Leica […] Related posts: Leica Camera now accepting applications for the 2014 Oskar Barnack Award Invitation to submit entries for the 2013 Leica Oskar Barnack Award Leica Oskar Barnack Award
Leica cameras at the next Tamarkin auctionSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Dec 05 2013 - 06:22 PM (CET)
Another Tamarkin Rare Camera Auction will take place this Sunday, December 8th at 10:00 am EST. Here are some of the Leica camera highlights (the full catalog can be downloaded here): Posted by LeicaRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow (LR) on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: Tamarkin Rare Camera Auction to take place on December 8, 2013 “Hemingway Leica” and a Black Leica MP-31 in the next Tamarkin Camera Auction The next Tamarkin Photographica Auction will be held on April 29, 2012
Swimming with the Nikon 1 AW1Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 05 2013 - 09:00 AM (CET)
One of the most interesting cameras of the year is the Nikon 1 AW1, which is the first rugged mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The AW1 offers the same 1" sensor as Nikon's other 1 System cameras, but adds the ability to go underwater or survive a 2 meter drop. We spent some time with the AW1 in Hawaii, both above and under the sea, to test if it was up to task. Find out if it passed
DPReview Recommends: Interchangeable Lens Cameras for Under $1000Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 05 2013 - 10:00 AM (CET)
A few years ago, the idea of a DSLR under $1000 was just a distant dream, but these days the financial bar to entry is much lower than it was in the past. And DSLRs aren't the only game in town anymore either - mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras are maturing quickly, and there are plenty of affordable options on the market. Here's our list of the top five interchangeable lens cameras that we'd currently recommend for under $1000 - including a kit zoom lens.
Foldio: A foldable, portable lightbox for product photographySource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 05 2013 - 10:00 AM (CET)
A new product is Kickstarting its way into entry-level product photography. The Foldio lightbox aims to help inexperienced photographers on a budget capture their items in the best light possible. Folding down flat enough to fit in a briefcase, the Foldio easily props up with the use of magnets. Learn more at connect.dpreview.com.
Dec 4, 2013
DPReview Gear of the Year Part 4: Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSMSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 04 2013 - 07:51 PM (CET)
A lot of equipment passes through our Seattle and London offices, everything from high-end cameras to inexpensive accessories. A lot of it gets reviewed, but we can't cover everything. In this series of short articles, DPReview staff will be highlighting their personal standout products of the year. In part 4, Richard Butler discusses the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM and what it means for APS-C shooters.
Accessory review: SanDisk Connect wireless media drivesSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 04 2013 - 09:00 AM (CET)
Looking for an easy way to share your photos with nearby smartphone and tablet users? There are plenty of options, and SanDisk has a couple of their own in a new line of flash memory storage devices with built-in wireless that you can access from any device. We evaluate the devices from a photographer's perspective on connect.dpreview.com.
Anamorphic adapter lens makes for widescreen iPhone photosSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 04 2013 - 10:00 AM (CET)
A new Kickstarter project from Moondog Labs hopes to bring a wider view when shooting with the iPhone 5 and 5s. With Moondog Labs' 1.33x Anamorphic Adapter lens, a video shot on the iPhone in the standard 16:9 aspect ratio gains about 33% more width. Still images shot in 4:3 are expanded to 16:9. Learn more at connect.dpreview.com.
Dec 3, 2013
Canon announces EOS M2 in JapanSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 03 2013 - 01:29 PM (CET)
Canon has announced the EOS M2 in Japan. An updated version of its EOS M mirrorless camera, the new model promises faster autofocus due to the use of a Hybrid CMOS II sensor, as seen in the EOS 100D / SL1. It also has built-in Wi-Fi and a slightly revised body design. It will be sold either body-only or in kits with one, two, or all three EF-M lenses, and be available in either black or white.
Sigma issues advisory on lens compatibility with Nikon DfSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 03 2013 - 04:21 PM (CET)
Sigma has posted a statement on its website regarding incompatibilities between its lenses and the Nikon Df. As with the D5300, both autofocus and image stabilisation may not work correctly; however lenses without built-in focus motors are also affected when used on the Df. The company says it will provide free lens firmware updates to fix the issue, but this may not be possible with discontinued models. Click through for full details.
Metabones now available for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema CameraSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Dec 03 2013 - 06:57 PM (CET)
Metabones has introduced two new versions of its Nikon-F to Micro Four Thirds mount Speed Booster adapters. This time they are designed specifically for the Blackmagic Cinema and Pocket Cinema cameras. The new 0.64x Speed Booster reduces the full-frame crop factor of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera from 2.39x to 1.53x. The 0.58x Speed Booster reduces the crop factor of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera from 2.88x to 1.75x. Learn more
Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for November 2013Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Dec 03 2013 - 06:32 AM (CET)
These are the top 10 most visited LeicaRumors posts for November 2013: Leica M camera designed by Jony Ive and Marc Newson for RED sold for $1.8 million Die Welt: "Leica's nightmare is Sony" Leica T (701) camera without a rangefinder coming soon Jony Ive and Marc Newson on the one of a kind […] Related posts: Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for September and October, 2013 Jony Ive and Marc Newson on the one of a kind Leica M (RED) camera The Leica M 240 (RED) camera designed by Jony Ive and Marc Newson could reach $500,000 to $750,000 in acution
"Dummy" Leica M type 240 firmware update 184.108.40.206 releasedSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Dec 03 2013 - 05:12 AM (CET)
Leica released a new "dummy" firmware update 220.127.116.11 for the M type 240 rangefinder, but you don't have to really upgrade if you already have version 18.104.22.168: All new cameras being produced now have a new firmware version 22.214.171.124 installed on. An update for already delivered cameras with version 126.96.36.199 is not necessary, as the changes implemented […] Related posts: Leica M Type 240 firmware update v188.8.131.52 released Leica M (type 240) firmware version 184.108.40.206 released Leica released new S lens firmware update and a new Image Shuttle software version
Dec 2, 2013
A Guide to Street Photography: Matt Stuart (video)Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Dec 02 2013 - 11:44 PM (CET)
"Disappearing into the background is Stuart's way of allowing funny and colorful scenes to unfold, uncontaminated by his presence. Shooting on a small camera is an essential part of the disguise. Although Stuart shoots digital for commercial commissions, his street photography is captured on a celluloid-format and entirely mechanical Leica MP. But Stuart is sticking with […] Related posts: Matt Stuart on street photography (video) Guest post: Street photography with Leica M Monochrom and Noctilux M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH lens Winner of the B&H/Leica Street Photography Contest
Dec 1, 2013
Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals on photo editing toolsSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Dec 01 2013 - 12:44 AM (CET)
Leica Camera doesn't offer any discounts on Black Friday or Cyber Monday (or ever), so here are few deals on photo editing tools that might be of interest to Leica shooters: The entire Topaz Labs Complete Collection is now on sale for $199.99, which is almost 50% off the normal price of $379.99 (from November 28th through December […] Related posts: Leica M9, X1 owners can now download Adobe Lightroom 3 Black Friday: free CF & SD memory cards Lightroom 3.2 released with Leica S2 support
Nov 30, 2013
Leica Camera at Art Basel in MiamiSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Nov 30 2013 - 11:25 PM (CET)
Leica Camera together with Miami Street Photography Festival have organized several photographic events during Art Basel in Miami next week: photography workshops, lectures, exhibitions with partners such as Leica Akademie, Leica Store Miami, ONA, Image Pro International, Art Media Studio, Hanhemuhle FineArt and Gramps Bar. The scheduled of events can be found at the MSPF, […] Related posts: Leica Camera puts photography into focus at Art Basel Leica Store Miami grand opening New Leica Boutique opens tomorrow in Basel
Leica Monochrom "Ralph Gibson" limited edition cameraSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Nov 30 2013 - 06:04 PM (CET)
Few days ago I mentioned about a new limited edition Leica Monochrom 'Ralph Gibson' camera that was announced in the Netherlands. Here is some additional information: Transcontinenta, the importer of Leica in the Netherlands, announced in conjunction with Leica Store Lisse an exclusive limited edition Leica: the Leica M Monochrom "Ralph Gibson". A special feature […] Related posts: Leica photographers: Ralph Gibson (video) Leica photographers: meet Ralph Gibson at the opening reception of his exhibition Leica M9 limited edition silver chrome set with sapphire glass now available
Sep 19, 2013
Nikon's AW1 is set to make a splash...Source/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Sep 19 2013 - 06:00 AM (CET)
How many outlets will use that original headline, I wonder, and what inspiration leads to it… Today, Nikon released the world’s first interchangeable lens digital camera – if you ignore the military version of the Nikonos RS underwater SLR produced with Kodak. Unlike that specialised system, the AW1 is intended for the consumer and is […]
Dec 30, 2012
Nikon Coolpix S800c Android camera reviewed -- my final review!Source/Copyright: Digital Camera Resource Page at Dec 30 2012 - 11:00 PM (CET)
I've posted my review of the Nikon Coolpix S800c, a compact ultra zoom powered by the Android operating system.
Dec 27, 2012
Coolpix S800c gallery updateSource/Copyright: Digital Camera Resource Page at Dec 27 2012 - 11:00 PM (CET)
I've added a few more photos to the Nikon Coolpix S800c gallery. I'm hoping to get everything finished by Monday, assuming that I can figure out how to capture the menus and screens on this Android-based camera!
Dec 17, 2012
DCResource to close at end of year; Jeff headed to Digital Photography ReviewSource/Copyright: Digital Camera Resource Page at Dec 17 2012 - 06:00 AM (CET)
Fifteen years ago I created the Digital Camera Resource Page with the goal of helping regular people find the right camera for their needs. The site started off slow, but soon the camera market picked up, and things took off. At the peak of the digital camera revolution, three million people per month were visiting the DCRP.
Dec 13, 2012
Canon PowerShot SX50 reviewedSource/Copyright: Digital Camera Resource Page at Dec 13 2012 - 01:00 AM (CET)
I've posted my review of the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS, a super zoom camera with a whopping 50X zoom lens! Don't forget your tripod!
Dec 10, 2012
Canon PowerShot SX50 gallery postedSource/Copyright: Digital Camera Resource Page at Dec 10 2012 - 06:00 AM (CET)
I've posted the gallery for the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS super zoom camera. The review should be finished in the next day or two!
Dec 1, 2012
Nikon Coolpix P7700 review postedSource/Copyright: Digital Camera Resource Page at Dec 01 2012 - 06:00 AM (CET)
It took forever, but I finally managed to finish my review of the Nikon Coolpix P7700. Read the review to find out how Nikon's flagship compact camera performed!
Nov 29, 2012
Happy 15th anniversary DCRP!Source/Copyright: Digital Camera Resource Page at Nov 29 2012 - 06:00 AM (CET)
I'm a bit late (thank you never-ending cough), but I wanted to mention that Thanksgiving weekend marked the fifteenth anniversary of the Digital Camera Resource Page. 2012 has been another difficult year, but I'm still at it. Thanks to each and every one of our readers for your support over all these years!
Nov 15, 2012
Olympus intros new F1.8, 17 mm M. Zuiko lensSource/Copyright: Digital Camera Resource Page at Nov 15 2012 - 06:00 PM (CET)
Olympus has introduced a compact F1.8, 17 mm M. Zuiko lens for their Micro Four Thirds cameras. This lens has Olympus' ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low reflection optical coating) to reduce flare, and it's movie and still compatible (MSC) for fast and quiet focusing when you're recording movies. It has an all-metal body and a snapshot focus mechanism with a distance indicator. You'll be able to pick up one for yourself next month for $499.
Nov 12, 2012
Samsung Galaxy Camera now available in the U.S.Source/Copyright: Digital Camera Resource Page at Nov 12 2012 - 06:00 PM (CET)
Remember the Samsung Galaxy Camera from back in August? This compact, Android-powered super zoom will finally be available in the USA later this week, exclusively through AT&T. The Galaxy Camera runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and sports a 21X optical zoom lens, 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor, 4.8" Super Clear LCD, tons of point-and-shoot features, and Full HD video recording. It's priced at a hefty $499, and you will need a data plan in order to use AT&T's 4G network. There are a few more details in the press release after the break.
Sep 13, 2012
Nikon's D600 - FX goes ProsumerSource/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Sep 13 2012 - 06:00 AM (CET)
Nikon announced the D600 at 5am today, confirming rumours which were beaten only by Apple’s iPhone 5 leaks for accuracy. The 24Mp entrant seems to be part of ‘full-frame fever’ undoubtedly driven by Sony’s CMOS sensor development, pricing and more crucially, packaging the definitive 35mm format to appeal to mainstream consumers. Despite a D3X matching […]
Sep 5, 2012
Cameracraft magazineSource/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Sep 05 2012 - 11:18 PM (CET)
One year ago we took the difficult decision to end the publication of Photoworld, though Photoclubalpha continues as an active and well supported site. dPhotoexpert, though a quiet site by comparison, was originally intended to be the companion website for a magazine called dPhotoexpert for which we did designs and content plans. But then along came […]
Apr 15, 2012
Nikon D4 and Canon 5D MkIII video test clipSource/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Apr 15 2012 - 11:58 PM (CET)
These short clips are not intended to test all aspects of the cameras, of course. They are taken from a number of tests made with the cameras, and show some reasonable comparisons of quality.
Feb 27, 2012
41Mp compact - from Nokia!Source/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Feb 27 2012 - 09:35 PM (CET)
Once, Nokia were the largest camera manufacturer in the world. Pioneering the combined camera and smartphone market with for the time, sophisticated Symbian-based phones with Zeiss lenses. Such a short time ago, relatively, is an epoch in the technology industry and Android, combined with the sales success of Apple’s iPhone, has eroded the early gains […]
Nov 17, 2011
Channel Islands VAT dodge to end in 2012Source/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Nov 17 2011 - 04:57 PM (CET)
The story below may not seem very important to photographers, but actually, it affects suppliers including 7DayShop, MyMemory, and indeed all the digital and photo processing companies who have used the Channel Islands VAT loopholes. —————————————————- The group of retailers campaigning against an industrial-scale offshore VAT avoidance scheme that has destroyed scores of viable, job-creating […]
Oct 5, 2011
Master Photography Awards - merits videoSource/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Oct 05 2011 - 12:36 PM (CET)
You can now watch a low resolution, 33-minute video of the original HD1080p movie slide show produced from all the 550-plus merits awarded for the 2011 Master Photography Awards. From these merits, the Awards of Excellence and the category winners, the International Master Photographer of the Year, the UK/European/World Portfolio winners, and the UK and […]
Aug 15, 2011
EISA Awards 2011-2012Source/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Aug 15 2011 - 12:18 PM (CET)
So far three photographic products have been announced for EISA Awards – as announcements continue to come in, we’ll update this post. European Advanced SLR Camera of the Year 2011-2012 Nikon’s D7000 has fought off some extremely stiff competition, including the Pentax K-5 and Sony 16.2Mp models for this prestigious award. The judges’ statement hints […]
Jul 20, 2011
Mapping the planesSource/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Jul 20 2011 - 01:18 PM (CET)
Samsung has a patent and a plan for using two lenses with triangulation (image offset) depth detection between two images in what is roughly a stereo pair. Here’s a link: http://www.photographybay.com/2011/07/19/samsung-working-on-dslr-like-bokeh-for-compact-cameras/ Pentax also have a system on the new Q range which takes more than one exposure, changes the focus point between them, and uses […]
Jul 14, 2011
Pentax 645D Japan announcedSource/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Jul 14 2011 - 12:00 AM (CET)
Hasselblad has their Ferrari edition, Leica has the Ti and other special editions – and now Pentax, already making a veritable rainbow of K-r colours, are adorning their flagship 645D Medium Format system with a classical Japanese finish. The 645D is pretty much what happens when you approach medium format without any preconceptions and with […]