Mar 8, 2014
First Leica store to open in the PhilippinesSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Mar 08 2014 - 05:26 AM (CET)
The first Leica store in the Philippines will open in April at Greenbelt 5, Makati City (part of Metro Manila). For more information, follow Leica Philippines on Facebook. 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: Leica Store in SoHo, New York is now open The new Leica store in Washington DC to open this spring New Leica Store to open in Johannesburg on November 21
500px Prime goes live, photographers now get 70% not 30%Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Mar 08 2014 - 02:24 AM (CET)
A few weeks ago we reported on the announcement of 500px 'Prime' a licensing service built into the popular photography website that was designed to allow users to make some cash from their images. Originally, the service was set to offer photographers a 30% cut of image sales at a minimum price per image of $250. A lot of photographers weren't happy with the 70/30 split but now Prime is live, the terms have changed and photographers are being offered 70%, with new 'flat rate $250 pricing. Click through for more details.
Mar 7, 2014
Sony plans March firmware update for Alpha 7 and 7RSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Mar 07 2014 - 07:38 PM (CET)
Sony has announced an upcoming firmware update for its Alpha 7 and 7R full-frame mirrorless cameras. Due on March 19th, the update promises faster startup speeds, improved image quality (in what respect is not clear), a pair of new downloadable apps, and 'smoother' transitions in time-lapse mode. The firmware will also add support for Fast AF (Hybrid in the case of the A7) and the focus hold buttons on the 70-200 F4 FE lens.
Nikon D4s availability update (US)Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Mar 07 2014 - 04:46 PM (CET)
-> Nikon D4s at Amazon: "In stock but may require an extra 1-2 days to process": -> Nikon D4s in stock at eBay via Kenmore Camera: -> Nikon D4s is again in stock at OneCall: Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: Nikon D4s camera now shipping, limited in stock availability Nikon D7000 availability update Nikon D700 availability
FREE X-T1 with Ting.com (via Fujirumors). Here is how you can win it:Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Mar 07 2014 - 01:16 PM (CET)
Hi Patrick, I am excited to announce partnership between fujirumors.com and ting.com that will see one of your readers get free Fuji X-T1!!! Ting.com is a company that offers fair priced mobile service in USA with stellar customer support. We have over 50000 accounts with over 80000 devices in US. People love us. But, words […]
Wireless K-3 control: Pentax FluCard reviewSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Mar 07 2014 - 09:00 AM (CET)
The Pentax O-FC1 FluCard offers quite a bit more than just Wi-Fi image sharing and transfers, but not quite as much as some wired tethering applications. This makes it a mixed bag as a general camera tool, but one that has been entirely out of reach for Pentax for quite some time.. In light of this, is it worth the $99 price tag? Find out in our review
Giotto's launches 'Air' range of lightweight tripodsSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Mar 07 2014 - 09:00 AM (CET)
Giotto's has announced four new lightweight and compact tripods designed for travel. Coming in both aluminum and carbon fiber models, they all feature four-section legs for portability, a Y-shaped center column and include a carrying case. The new 'Air' tripods will retail from £180-£334 ($301-$559). Learn more
EyeEm to sell user images in partnership with Getty ImagesSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Mar 07 2014 - 03:01 AM (CET)
Two weeks ago the makers of the photo app EyeEm started sending out email invitations to their users, offering to pre-register for the EyeEm Market in order to sell user images. Today EyeEm has announced on its blog that it will run the EyeEm Market in partnership with stock image giant Getty Images. Click through for more details.
New trade up program offers $5,000 credit towards the purchase of Leica S cameraSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Mar 07 2014 - 02:48 AM (CET)
The Leica S system trade up program is now live (I reported that few weeks ago but then Leica pulled it out). You can trade in any SLR or medium format camera and receive $5,000 instant credit towards the purchase of a new Leica S type 006 camera (priced at $21,950.00). This new program will start […] Related posts: Leica M9->M9-P upgrade program coming to the US Leica Akademie North America 2012 program Leica M9->M9-P upgrade program now official in the US
Adobe releases Revel for AndroidSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Mar 07 2014 - 12:58 AM (CET)
Adobe has released an Android version of its Revel app. Previously the service had only been available on mobile devices running Apple's iOS operating system. Revel is a cloud-based image and video management service that allows you to set up group libraries that are shared between friends or family members. Revel focuses on privacy, and you have full control over who can see the contents of your library. Learn more on connect.dpreview.com
Mar 6, 2014
Rumors: Leica T type 701 mirrorless camera to be announced on April 24thSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Mar 06 2014 - 10:56 PM (CET)
Leica sent out invitations for a "special highlight" event on April 24th. If you are a LeicaRumors reader, this should not be a surprise because few months ago I already reported that the long awaited Leica T type 701 mirrorless camera will be announced in April. The new camera is expected to have an APS-C sensor […] Related posts: New Leica T type 701 mirrorless camera to be announced in April Leica UK denies rumors of a new mirrorless system Leica T (701) camera without a rangefinder coming soon
The Photography Show 2014 - tidbits from the show floorSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Mar 06 2014 - 10:30 PM (CET)
This week saw the successful launch of a new photography trade show in the UK. Called simply 'The Photography Show' and run by Future Publishing, the event ran from 1st to 4th March at the NEC in Birmingham. We spent a day there, talking to exhibitors and getting hands-on with the latest products. Click through for a selection of things we saw.
Lowepro expands 'Passport Series' line of camera bagsSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Mar 06 2014 - 09:30 PM (CET)
Lowepro has announced a new 'Passport Series' of camera bags. In addition to the existing Passport Sling bag, the line now includes a backpack and messenger-style camera bag. Each bag has a removable and customizable camera compartment, internal zipped pockets and storage for a laptop or tablet. Learn more
Nikon D4s camera now shipping, limited in stock availabilitySource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Mar 06 2014 - 08:06 PM (CET)
The Nikon D4s started shipping worldwide today. B&H confirmed that they got their first shipment and are currently fulfilling their existing pre-orders on first come first served basis. In the US, OneCall currently has D4s cameras in stock (update: all sold out now): Additional Nikon D4s in-stock updates: Amazon US says on their website that the Nikon […] Related posts: Nikon D7100 now shipping in the US, limited in-stock availability, D7100 digitutor and manual available online Nikon D7000 availability update Nikon D800 shipping to NPS members in the US
Fujifilm UK X Signature service officially launchedSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Mar 06 2014 - 07:58 PM (CET)
Update: Fujifilm UK has officially announced a service allowing certain X-series cameras to be customized with a range of different colors and body textures. The company showed customized cameras at The Photography Show earlier this week in Birmingham, UK, and partially functional pages for an 'X Signature' went up on its website, but the service is now live. Click through for more information.
[UPDATE: error on Adoramas webpage. Not in stock] IN STOCK: XF 56mm f/1.2 available at AdoramaSource/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Mar 06 2014 - 02:21 PM (CET)
Fuji XF 56mm: [UPDATE: the lens is not in stock. As FR-reader told me via email: "Tried to order Fuji 56mm from Adorama. They do not have them and the are supposed to correct their website."] The long expected XF 56mm is now in stock at Adorama here (with 4% reward). And here is one […]
Nikon 1 announcement rumored for next week: V3 camera, two lenses, new external lightSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Mar 06 2014 - 01:00 PM (CET)
The latest rumors are that the Nikon 1 V3 with a new 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD VR lens and the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR zoom will all be announced next week, probably on March 12th or 13th. There will also be a new Nikon 1 light (LED?) accessory - maybe one of those prototypes: FYI: last year […] Related posts: Nikon’s announcement next week could also be for a new high-end Coolpix camera A very different Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera is rumored for January Nikon mirrorless camera announcement this week: still images @60fps, VGA video @400fps
X-T1, 56 and 10-24 roundup: more awards, light leake and more!Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Mar 06 2014 - 10:13 AM (CET)
X-T1 body only ($1,299): USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline / EU: wexDE / wexUK / PCHstore / X-T1 with 18-55 ($1,699): USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline / EU: wexDE / wexUK / PCHstore / _ _ _ - bokeh-monster posted the X-T1 review here and 56mm review here: “[X-T1 […]
CP+ 2014 interviews: What we learnedSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Mar 06 2014 - 09:01 AM (CET)
Regular site visitors will have seen a series of interviews on dpreview over the past couple of weeks, during and after the CP+ show in Yokohama Japan. It's always interesting to speak to the people in charge of the companies that make the products we love and this year, what was most telling was the consistency of the themes that came out of our conversations. Click through for a distillation of the major themes that emerged from our CP+ interviews.
Getty to allow embedding for 'non-commercial use' of imagesSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Mar 06 2014 - 06:24 AM (CET)
Getty Images has taken a major step towards addressing unauthorized image use by allowing low resolution embedding of images for no charge, with no watermark, on non-commercial 'blogs and social media'. Admitting that combatting widespread unauthorized image use by the world's Internet users is impractical, Getty is pitching the new embedding service, which is available for more than 35 million photographs as a legal alternative to image theft. Click through to learn more.
Mobile World Congress 2014: the highlightsSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Mar 06 2014 - 12:45 AM (CET)
2014 is still young but the largest show for mobile devices and technology - the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona - has just shut its doors. MWC is an annual showcase of all that's new and trending in mobile technology, and we've been covering the big announcements at connect.dpreview.com. Now that the show is over, we've prepared a short article covering the highlights. Click through to read more.
Mar 5, 2014
It’s Gold Award: X-E2 review at dpreview!Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Mar 05 2014 - 11:12 PM (CET)
The X-E2 is now $100 off at several stores. Check it out here at AmazonUS, BHphoto, Adorama and Pictureline. Adorama offers also 4% reward on any combination, while BHphoto only on the silver body at the moment. _ _ _ It was a long wait, but it’s finally here: the X-E2 review at dpreview. It […]
Rumors: Nikon D800 refresh instead of D4xSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Mar 05 2014 - 10:10 PM (CET)
Some new rumors started circulating that Nikon will not release a D4x camera but instead refresh the Nikon D800 (D800s?) the way they updated the D4s (same sensor, improved ISO, slightly faster, higher price tag). It is too early to mark this rumor with anything above 50% probability. Nikon is rumored to announce 3 or […] Related posts: More CES rumors: Nikon D3300 with a new Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VRII lens Nikon rumors: what to expect in the next few months Nikon Rumors: what to expect in the next few months
Distinctly evolved: Fujifilm X-E2 reviewSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Mar 05 2014 - 07:53 PM (CET)
Fujifilm's idea of a mid-range camera is a remarkably photographer-friendly affair, and the X-E2 is the latest example of that. It's superficially similar to its predecessor, the X-E1, but adds the X-Trans CMOS II sensor that includes on-chip phase detection elements to allow continuous autofocus. It also has a nicer rear screen and built-in Wi-Fi, along with a host of small operational and feature tweaks. Is the X-E2 a photographic tool that lives up to the promise of its classic looks and control layout? Find out in our full review
Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.17.0 releasedSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Mar 05 2014 - 01:11 AM (CET)
I addition to the new version of the Wireless Transmitter Utility, today Nikon also released v.2.17.0 of their Camera Control Pro software ($134). The modifications enabled in this version are: Support for the D4S has been added. When both of the following conditions are met, and the Transfer only JPEG to PC option in the Storage tab is checked, users […] Related posts: Nikon View NX 2.9.0 for Win and 2.9.1 for Mac released Nikon View NX 2.0.3 and Camera Control Pro 2.8.0 released Nikon RAW Codec v1.7.0 & Camera Control Pro 2 v2.5.0 released
Mar 4, 2014
Updated Nikon Coolpix P8000 camera specificationsSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Mar 04 2014 - 11:52 PM (CET)
I received some additional specifications for the rumored Nikon Coolpix P8000 camera: The lens could be even faster than previously reported: f/1.8 - 3.0 Maximum shutter speed: 1/8000 sec. The P8000 will use a new 1" Aptina sensor Expeed 3 imaging processor Magnesium body Comfortable grip similar to the Nikon P5100 and P6000 models Previously reported Nikon […] Related posts: Nikon D2300 and Nikon Coolpix P8000 camera rumors The next Nikon Coolpix refresh to include a 24-100mm zoom camera with fast f/1.8 aperture *UPDATED* New/updated Nikon D600 specifications
No joke: new Leica C Hello Kitty and Playboy anniversary edition cameraSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Mar 04 2014 - 09:32 PM (CET)
The popular French fashion brand Colette is currently selling a special limited edition Leica C compact camera dedicated to Hello Kitty's 40th and Playboy's 60th anniversaries. Only 10 units will be produced. The price is 920 EUR (or $1,263) which is almost double the price of a "regular" Leica C ($699). Additional images: Posted by […] Related posts: LeicaRumors now on Facebook and Twitter Leica Camera Blog – the official press release How to follow LeicaRumors
Nikon D4s user's manual now available for downloadSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Mar 04 2014 - 09:01 PM (CET)
The Nikon D4s user's manual is now available for download on nikonusa.com. The D4s is expected to start shipping on Thursday, March 6th but it seems that several photographers have already received their cameras: see this short unboxing video and this Instagram picture from Nikon Australia: Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished […] Related posts: Nikon D800/D800E user’s manual now available for download Nikon 1 V2 manual now available Nikon D4 manual, XQD cards and other updates
Nikon Wireless Transmitter Utility 1.5.0 releasedSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Mar 04 2014 - 05:33 PM (CET)
Nikon released version 1.5.0 of their Wireless Transmitter Utility. This software is for photographers who use the Communication Unit UT-1 ($374.95), the Wireless Transmitter WT-4 ($749), WT-5 ($559) or the Ethernet feature built into the D4 and D4s cameras. Here are the changes introduced in the new version: Modifications that apply to both the Windows and Macintosh versions […] Related posts: 64-bit Nikon ViewNX v2.3.0 and Wireless Transmitter Utility v1.3.0 released Nikon Capture NX 2.4.1, Camera Control Pro 2.14.0, Wireless Transmitter Utility 1.4.0, more firmware updates released Nikon WT-4 Setup Utility and Thumbnail Selector 1.2.0 released
[UPDATE: B&H starts shipping] XF 56mm crossed the borders: in stock in Europe (wexDE and wexUK)Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Mar 04 2014 - 03:09 PM (CET)
[UDPATE: FR-reader Matt placed his XF 56mm pre-order on the first day. He told me that BHphoto is now ready to ship the lens.] _ _ _ XF 56mm f/1.2: USA AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / DigitalRev / eBay / - EUROPE: wexUK / wexDE / PCHstore / DigitalRev / eBay / _ _ _ [UDPATE […]
Customize your X with Fujifilm X-series signature (UK)Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Mar 04 2014 - 08:17 AM (CET)
Fujifilm launched the new micro-site fuji-server.com/signature here. You can now change the “skin” of your X. The service is available in the UK for the following cameras: X10, X20, X100, X-PRO1 and X-E1 Check out all the combination and colors here. via ephotozine
Camera ready in two shakes: Motorola Moto X camera reviewSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Mar 04 2014 - 07:00 AM (CET)
Born from the brief union between Google and Motorola, the Moto X bears several unique features worthy of both names, including instant activation when removed from a pocket and constant attention to voice commands. Two shakes of the handset brings up the Moto X's simplified camera interface, which is where we come in. How does the Moto X measure up? Read our Motorola Moto X review to find out
Joel Meyerowitz - My life with Leica (take three)Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Mar 04 2014 - 05:59 AM (CET)
Third and final part of the interview that Leica Akademie Italy has made with Joel Meyerowitz in Milan. The american master talks about the Leica S medium format camera, and how this camera is capable of delivering an image quality that he was formerly able to achieve only with his beloved 8x10" Deardorff. Here are […] Related posts: Joel Meyerowitz: My Life with Leica (part 1) Joel Meyerowitz: My Life with Leica (part 2) Leica Portrait: Joel Meyerowitz
Another rumored Nikon 1 lens: collapsible Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR zoomSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Mar 04 2014 - 05:41 AM (CET)
In addition to the V3 mirrorless camera and 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD VR lens, Nikon is also rumored to announce a new 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR zoom for the Nikon 1 system. The new lens will feature very advanced optics with SuperED glass and Nano coating. The official announcement t is expected this month. Update #1: this Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR […] Related posts: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens leaks in Europe Nikon 1 V2 camera, Nikkor 18-300mm lens test results at DxOMark Nikon planning to release a new Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4G VR lens
Hasselblad officially launches 50MP medium-format CMOS cameraSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Mar 04 2014 - 12:50 AM (CET)
Hasselblad has started shipping the 50MP CMOS sensor camera that was first announced in mid-January. The new H5D-50c is a step away from the CCD sensors that have been standard in their medium-format digital cameras. Hasselblad says the H5D-50c can shoot up to ISO 6400 with dynamic range of up to 14 stops. What will the H5D-50c cost? A cool €20,900 (~$28,702).
Mar 3, 2014
Canon Interview: 'We don't see the smartphone as an enemy'Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Mar 03 2014 - 06:14 PM (CET)
Recently, editor Barnaby Britton had the opportunity to interview senior figures at Canon Inc. on two occasions, in Japan. The first meetings were held in late 2013 at Canon's headquarters in Tokyo, and a follow-up interview was arranged at the recent CP+ show in Yokohama. Topics covered include the future of Canon's mirrorless system, how Canon is innovating in its DSLRs and what 4K video means for photographers. Click through for the full interview.
Red Epic Dragon jumps to top of DxOMark Sensor charts with score of 101Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Mar 03 2014 - 03:30 PM (CET)
Over the past few years, DxOMark's tests and scores have provided a numerical measure for the Raw image quality potential of cameras. They've therefore been debated at some length by enthusiasts looking to see where their favourite model stands in the rankings. Now there's a new DxOMark Sensor score champion, but perhaps surprisingly, the first camera to break the 100-point barrier isn't a full frame model from Nikon or Sony, but the RED Epic Dragon movie camera. Click through for details and a link to the full report.
X-E2 (body and kit) $100 off, X-A1 $150 off and more!Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Mar 03 2014 - 02:44 PM (CET)
The X-E2 is now $100 off at several stores. Check it out here at AmazonUS, BHphoto, Adorama and Pictureline. Adorama offers also 4% reward on any combination, while BHphoto only on the silver body at the moment. More X-camera deals X-E2: save $100 on the kit ($1,299) and also on the body ($899) at AmazonUS, […]
XF 56mm coming on Wednesday the 5th… and one more award for the X-T1Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Mar 03 2014 - 10:20 AM (CET)
XF 56mm f/1.2 USA AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / DigitalRev / / - EUROPE: wexUK / wexDE / PCHstore / DigitalRev / / - FR-reader Roger just told me that popflash (see their eBay store here) expects a few XF 56mm units on Wednesday. The lens is already available at fotohanskeuzekamp (Holland) here. fotohanskeuzekamp X-T1 […]
Leica M Monochrom "Ralph Gibson" limited edition camera listed on eBay forSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Mar 03 2014 - 05:31 AM (CET)
A new Leica M Monochrom "Ralph Gibson" limited edition camera is currently listed on eBay for $45,999. The camera was originally priced at 21,000 Euros (around $28,000) and it was instantly sold out. A total of 35 units were produced. Here are few additional images: Posted by LeicaRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be […] Related posts: Leica Monochrom "Ralph Gibson" limited edition camera The Leica Monochrom “Ralph Gibson” camera priced at EUR21K is sold out Ralph Gibson: book release event “Mono” (video)
Leica highlights from the upcoming L&H Photographica auctionSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Mar 03 2014 - 03:55 AM (CET)
Here are some of the Leica highlights from the upcoming L&H Photographica auction that will take place on May 3th, 2014 in HongKong (the full catalog is available here): Leica M6 Gold Sambutan Jubli Perak (serial# 2001018, 1992): To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of accession to the throne of Sultan of Brunei on 1st October 1992, […] Related posts: Highlights of the upcoming 23rd WestLicht Photographica Camera Auction Leica cameras at the upcoming L&H Photographica Auction in Hong Kong Leica, Nikon and other highlights from the upcoming 25th Westlicht camera auction
Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for February 2014Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Mar 03 2014 - 01:16 AM (CET)
These are the top 10 most visited LeicaRumors posts for February 2014: The Leica Monochrom "Ralph Gibson" camera priced at EUR21K is sold out Leica, Nikon and other highlights from the upcoming 25th Westlicht camera auction DxOMark published their Leica S camera test results Leica X2 Paper Skin Fedrigoni limited edition Joel Meyerowitz: My Life […] Related posts: Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for February 2013 New Arte di Mano accessories for Leica M 240 Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for January 2014
Mar 2, 2014
ISO unlocker for the X-T1 for $20!Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Mar 02 2014 - 07:41 AM (CET)
Some like it, others don’t: the ISO dial locking mechanism. If are one of those who don’t like it, then you can pre-order the “ISO-UNLOCKER” at isounlocker.com. But a minimum first production run of 250 orders is required “in order to keep costs like tooling, metallic stock, setup, machining and processing reasonable.” Once the 250 […]
Nikon lens rebates extended, new D610 price drop and other dealsSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Mar 02 2014 - 07:08 AM (CET)
-> The Nikon instant lens rebates in the US were extend and are now valid till March 29th. I doubt that they will be extended again. -> The regular Nikon DSLR body + lens rebates were also extended. -> Up to $500 off Nikon D7100 kits. -> The Nikon D610 received a new $100 price drop and […] Related posts: Nikon US instant rebates to expire in 3 days, Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G lens price drop in the UK Nikon instant rebates will be extended but without the pro bodies and lenses Nikon instant rebates extended till December 28th
Weekly Nikon news flash #253Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Mar 02 2014 - 06:27 AM (CET)
-> Another Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 AIS fisheye lens listed on eBay for $48,000. -> How to make a flower pot out of your old lens. -> Four design drawbacks of the Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. -> Nikon 1 will get a new direct competitor: Samsung will announce a new interchangeable lens camera with 1" sensor. -> DxO Optics Pro […] Related posts: Weekly Nikon news flash #212 Weekly Nikon news flash #218 Weekly Nikon news flash #132
Top 10 NikonRumors posts for February 2014Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Mar 02 2014 - 04:09 AM (CET)
These are the top 10 most visited NikonRumors posts for February 2014: Additional Nikon D4s details Nikon D4s vs. D4 specifications comparison Nikon D4s spotted at the Olympics in Sochi Nikon D4s listed at Adorama as a 24MP camera First Nikon D4s vs. D4 high ISO comparisons Nikon D4s camera to be announced on February 25th […] Related posts: Top 10 NikonRumors posts for January 2014 Nikon D2300 and Nikon Coolpix P8000 camera rumors Top 10 NikonRumors posts for February 2012
Urban Industrial ImagingSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Mar 02 2014 - 12:47 AM (CET)
The post Urban Industrial Imaging is written by Frank Villafañe (click on on images for larger view): I grew up in the North East; specifically, Bayonne, New Jersey. At least, I consider Bayonne to be my home. My father was in the Air Force, so we moved around quite a lot, but we always came back […] Related posts: Water levels at Rojana Industrial Park in Thailand are currently between 2.6 and 2.87 meters Urban exploration in Korea with Nikon D7000 and Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 Nikon at Focus on Imaging 2012
Mar 1, 2014
Nikon at The Photography Show in BirminghamSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Mar 01 2014 - 07:07 PM (CET)
Few images from the Nikon booth at The Photography Show in Birmingham, UK: My guess is that this Nikon D4s attached to a robotic arm was used in the Olympics: Credit: Mark Payne Related posts: Nikon booth at the 2013 Focus on Imaging show Nikon booth at CP+ show in Japan The new Nikon booth at Focus on Imaging show
Two photographers re-imagine city potholesSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Mar 01 2014 - 03:00 PM (CET)
In the spirit of making lemonade out of lemons, two photographers have re-purposed city potholes and put them to clever new uses in a slightly surreal photo series aptly titled 'Potholes.' Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca took to the streets of New York, Los Angeles, Montreal and Toronto, turning ordinary potholes into fishing ponds, diving pools, rabbit holes and more. All photos were staged without interrupting traffic, and all scenes were created with models and props - nothing has been added in Photoshop. Take a look at their photos - they bring a whole new meaning to street photography.
miXed zone: X-T1, why DSLRs sell better than mirrorless systems and moreSource/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Mar 01 2014 - 01:33 PM (CET)
As you know, a new source told me a while ago here, that the new tele converter lens (TCL) for the X100/S will be available in late April / May. Now it is already listed at BHphoto’s website here. There is still no information about the price and release, yet. With the and TCL, X100/s […]
Leica X Vario camera tested by DxOMarkSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Mar 01 2014 - 04:11 AM (CET)
DxOMark published their test results for the Leica X Vario camera ($2,486.95). Here is their conclusion: When announced, the Leica- X Vario received, perhaps unjustly, widespread criticism for the Vario Elmar's 'slow' maximum aperture (f6.3) at long end. It's of course just 1/3 stop 'slower' than f5.6, but it does serve as a reminder of […] Related posts: DxOMark published their Leica S camera test results Leica X Vario camera first impressions New images of the Leica X Vario Type 107 camera
Snapseed features creep into Google+ for Android appSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Mar 01 2014 - 12:04 AM (CET)
Google has launched an update for its Google+ for Android app, which offers many features found in the popular editing program Snapseed. Most of the new features are imaging-related and make Google+ a more powerful image editing, storing and sharing platform. Integration with Google+ allows continuous editing across devices, and editing is non-destructive. See more on connect.dpreview.com.
Feb 28, 2014
What The Duck #1457Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 28 2014 - 11:51 PM (CET)
We've been fans of Aaron Johnson's comic strip 'What the Duck' for years. 'WTD' is one of the best satirical comic strips in the world, and it's published here every week, as well as being included in our weekly newsletter. Barbed, topical and always amusing, we hope you enjoy WTD as much as we do. Click through for this week's strip.
ProfiFoto interview with Stefan Daniel from LeicaSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Feb 28 2014 - 07:38 PM (CET)
The interview is also available in German language. 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: Interesting interview with Stefan Daniel Interview with Stefan Daniel at Photokina 2012 about the new Leica M and Leica ME Interviews with Andreas Kaufmann and Stefan Daniel
Additional Nikon 1 V3 camera detailsSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Feb 28 2014 - 07:28 PM (CET)
Some new information on the upcoming Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera: The new external grip will not take any batteries, but it will have a shutter button and front dial Optical viewfinder - this is where I am a bit confused. I think the camera will have an optical viewfinder and an optional EVF as previously […] Related posts: Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera rumors Additional Nikon D4s details Nikon 1 announcement rumored for next week: V3 camera, two lenses, new external light
Next Tamarkin Rare Camera Auction will take place on May 29, 2014Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Feb 28 2014 - 05:59 AM (CET)
The next Tamarkin rare camera auction will take place on May 29, 2014. Here is some info on the featured Leica products: Featured will be a combination of modern, "user" Leica cameras, lenses, and accessories, accompanied by a substantial number of rare and vintage lots. Prominent among the 500 plus lots will be a Leica […] Related posts: Tamarkin Rare Camera Auction to take place on December 8, 2013 Tamarkin rare Leica camera auction results Prototype Leica lenses bring over $210,000 at auction
Feb 27, 2014
Nikon D4s additional coverageSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Feb 27 2014 - 09:12 PM (CET)
-> Nikon D4s product tour video: -> Corey Rich released a trailer for his upcoming film called "Dedicated". The entire trailer was shot with the new D4s camera: -> Nikon D4s presentation and side by side shootout between the Nikon D4S and Canon 1DX cameras (full results and settings are available here): -> WEX Photographic posted a preview of the […] Related posts: Nikon Coolpix A camera additional coverage Additional Nikon D7100 coverage Additional Nikon D4 coverage
Olympus OM-D E-M10 shooting experience and studio tests publishedSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 27 2014 - 07:33 PM (CET)
The Olympus OM-D E-M10 was announced about a month ago, the third addition to the digital revival of the OM line. It lacks the weather sealing of its siblings but inherits a number of excellent features from the existing OM-D models. Sound enticing? We've gotten familiar with the E-M10 over the past few weeks. The full review is on the way but for now, read our shooter's report, and compare the E-M10 to a growing list of cameras in our new studio test scene.
Refurbished Nikon D4 camerasSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Feb 27 2014 - 03:50 PM (CET)
New Nikon D4 cameras are hard to find in the US, but you can still get refurbished models at those retailers: eBay ($5,188.88) B&H ($5,495) BestBuy ($5,499) Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: Refurbished Nikon DSLR cameras Price drop on refurbished Nikon DSLR cameras Refurbished Nikon D800 cameras now available for $2499.95
New: Leica D-Lux 6 100 years edition cameraSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Feb 27 2014 - 03:31 PM (CET)
In addition to the Leica S set, there will be also a new Leica D-Lux 6 100 years edition. Shipping will start in April 2014. 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: How to follow LeicaRumors How to follow LeicaRumors LeicaRumors now on Facebook and Twitter
DxOMark published their Leica S camera test resultsSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Feb 27 2014 - 05:59 AM (CET)
DxOMark published their Leica S camera test results, here is their conclusion: In the rarified atmosphere of professional medium format cameras, the Leica S performs very well indeed. It has both very good color and dynamic range and, surprisingly perhaps, it has excellent low noise characteristics. While it's clear smaller 35mm full-frame CMOS sensors have […] Related posts: First Leica camera test results published at DxOMark Interesting test: Olympus EP2 vs Canon 5D Mk II vs Leica M9-P high ISO noise comparison Leica M type 240 DxoMark score: better than the M9, not as good as Nikon’s full frame cameras
Feb 26, 2014
Reminder: Nikon's "lens only" rebates are set to expire this weekendSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Feb 26 2014 - 09:45 PM (CET)
The current Nikon "lens only" rebates are set to expire this weekend (March 1st). There is a good chance that they will get extended in March without adding any other lenses. The current offer includes 15 Nikkors that are up to $400 off and you don't have to buy a DSLR body in order to qualify. […] Related posts: The Nikon lens instant rebates expire this weekend The current Nikon instant rebates will expire this weekend The new Nikon “lens only” rebates are now live *UPDATED*
Gariz leather half case for Leica M 240 now available in three colorsSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Feb 26 2014 - 09:28 PM (CET)
The Gariz BL-LCMBR leather half case for Leica M 240 is now available on Amazon in (brown |black | red) and on eBay (brown |black | red). Additional information is available on gariz.com 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: New: Angelo Pelle leather half-case for Leica M (type 240) New Angelo Pelle leather half-cases for Leica M 240 Tank: new Leica half case from Fast+Prime
Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera rumorsSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Feb 26 2014 - 08:31 PM (CET)
I received some more details on the upcoming Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera: Completely new camera design Very fast everything 18MP sensor External (probably optional) 2.4MP electronic viewfinder (EVF) Eye sensor and a button to switch between LCD and EVF 180° swivel LCD screen New grip (also probably optional, not sure if it will have batteries) […] Related posts: Nauticam announces NA-V2 underwater housing for Nikon 1 V2 mirrorless camera Nikon’s mirrorless camera recap Nikon 1 V2 mirrorless camera will be announced next
CP+ 2014: Olympus - 'our reason to exist is to push the envelope'Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 26 2014 - 09:00 AM (CET)
After the CP+ show in Yokohama closed last week, editor Barnaby Britton journeyed out to Olympus's design facility in Hachioji to speak to executives and engineers. Among the people he spoke to was Hirofumi Imano, Division Manager of Product Strategy. In a broad-ranging interview, Mr. Imano explained the company's strategies for competing in a tough market, the genesis of the OM-D line, opportunities in video and why he thinks Canon and Nikon might not be making high-end mirrorless cameras.
Nikon USA will fix the dust/oil issue in all D600 cameras for free (even if out of warranty)Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Feb 26 2014 - 05:59 AM (CET)
Who said class action lawsuits do not work? Just few hours after I reported that the first D600 class action lawsuit was filed in California federal court, Nikon USA published a new technical service advisory where they announced a free cleaning and free shutter replacement for all D600 owners, even those with expired warranty. You can send […] Related posts: Nikon issues official statement on the D600 dust/oil issue Dpreview confirms the dust spots issue on the Nikon D600 sensor Law firm already filed a class action lawsuit for the Nikon D600 dust/oil spot issue
Nikon to offer D600 shutter replacement to address 'dust' issueSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 26 2014 - 05:00 AM (CET)
Nikon has issued a worldwide technical service bulletin regarding 'dust' issues on its D600 DSLRs. Nikon says that it has evaluated user reports and has 'determined' that spots on the sensor are caused by dust particles which are visible in images taken in certain situations. The company will be offering all D600 owners a full inspection, cleaning, and replacement of the shutter mechanism in their cameras, free of charge and regardless of warrantee status. Read more and find out how to get your camera serviced.
Feb 25, 2014
Elevate your movement: Cinetics Axis360 reviewSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 25 2014 - 11:00 PM (CET)
Panning, tilting and sliding are essential actions in both photography and video. To elevate the quality of camera movement, particularly in video, you need professional-grade equipment, and it's usually very expensive. But the folks at Cinetics aim to bridge the gap with the Axis360, an affordable, motorized tripod head and slider to help photographers create dynamic video and time-lapse photography. Read our review
A camera for all weather? Shooting with the Fujifilm X-T1 + Japan gallerySource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 25 2014 - 08:24 PM (CET)
We first laid our hands on the Fujifilm X-T1 about a month ago when it was announced. Now that we've had some time to shoot with it, we've gathered our thoughts on using Fujifilm's latest X-Series camera. The X-T1 offers much of what the X-E2 does, including a 16 megapixel APS-C sensor with on-chip phase detection, but more than that, it offers an SLR-style sculpted handgrip and weather-resistant sealing. Find out what the X-T1 is like to use in the field.
New: Leica S edition 100 years anniversary setSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Feb 25 2014 - 08:03 PM (CET)
Leica Camera released a new Leica S set to commemorate the company's 100 years anniversary. The limited edition set will include the Leica S type 006 camera, Summarit S 70mm f/2.5 CS, Elmarit 30mm f/2.8 CS lenses and Rimowa Topas Multiwheel Cabin Trolley. All items will have a 100 years engravings. The price is $34,500. Leica S […] Related posts: Leica S system updates Today Leica Camera is 100 years old Leica Elmarit-S 30mm f/2.8 ASPH wide angle lens announced
New Leica X Vario camera with silver finish announcedSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Feb 25 2014 - 04:38 PM (CET)
Leica announced a new silver finish of their Leica X Vario camera. Price ($2,850) and specifications are the same. The new model is currently available for pre-order at the Leica Store Miami. Allendale, NJ (February 25, 2014) - Leica Camera presents a sleek, silver version of the Leica X Vario as an alternative finish to […] Related posts: Leica X Vario officially announced Questions & answers for the Leica Vario X Type 107 compact zoom camera Leica V-Lux 3 camera is now officially announced
New and improved: Nikon D4s First Impressions Review postedSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 25 2014 - 05:00 AM (CET)
Nikon's latest flagship body, the D4s, gets an updated 16 megapixel full-frame sensor, Expeed 4-level processing, 1080/60p video recording and can now autofocus at up to 11fps. Beyond that it boasts a laundry list of small (but potentially meaningful) improvements over its predecessor. After spending some brief time with the camera, we've prepared some first impressions of the pro-level body. For a detailed analysis of what's new in Nikon's top-of-the-line, take a look at our first impressions review.
Nikon D4s: CP+ Hands-on and interviewSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 25 2014 - 05:00 AM (CET)
Nikon has officially launched its new flagship DSLR, the D4s. Offering a number of improvements over its predecessor the D4, the D4s features greater ISO sensitivity in stills and video mode, a new 60p video capture option and some minor design changes. At the recent CP+ show in Yokohama, Japan editor Barnaby Britton was able to sit down with the new camera and two of the men responsible for creating it. Click through for a hands-on tour of the D4s and insights from its creators.
Nikon announces flagship D4s professional DSLRSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 25 2014 - 05:00 AM (CET)
Nikon has released an update to their flagship D4 pro DSLR: the D4s. While not a major upgrade to the camera (hence the 's' in the name), the D4s packs more processing power, a refined autofocus system, faster continuous shooting, and more video features (including 1080/60p support). Two other items pros will appreciate are a 'small' Raw size and a noticeable improvement in battery life compared to the D4. The camera will be available in early March for $6499.95 / £5,199.99.
Nikon releases beta version of next-generation Capture NX softwareSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 25 2014 - 05:39 AM (CET)
Nikon has released a beta version of an update to its Capture NX software, a product which has been relatively stagnant in recent years. Capture NX-D is the first version of Nikon's Raw converter to be made since previous developer Nik Software was bought by Google in 2012. The software features a new user interface, batch conversion and a non-destructive workflow that saves adjustments in sidecar files alongside the original image. Find out how to try Capture NX-D for yourself.
Huawei MediaPad X1 takes on Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HDSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 25 2014 - 08:57 PM (CET)
Chinese manufacturer Huawei has launched its 7-inch MediaPad X1 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The MediaPad X1 comes with a 13MP Sony Exmor R BSI sensor in the rear camera and a 5MP front-unit. Imaging features include panorama shooting, 10-level auto-facial enhancement and voice-activated capture. Learn more on connect.dpreview.com
Feb 24, 2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 adds 16MP camera with 4K videoSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 24 2014 - 11:44 PM (CET)
Samsung's latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, has been announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It features a 16MP camera that shoots 4K video, a 5.1-inch screen and new water resistant shell. Also new is a fingerprint scanner for biometric screen locking and mobile payment. Learn more on connect.dpreview.com
Sony Xperia Z2 brings 4K video to its flagship smartphoneSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 24 2014 - 08:34 PM (CET)
Sony has launched the latest iteration of its Xperia Z-line of flagship Android smartphones. With a 20.7 MP 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor the camera specifications look identical to the Z1 but the new model is now capable of recording 4K video. Learn more on connect.dpreview.com
Fujifilm X-T1 and XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS (beta) samples gallerySource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 24 2014 - 07:56 PM (CET)
We've just returned from the CP+ show in Japan, where Fujifilm was kind enough to loan us a beta sample of its new 10-24mm zoom lens for the X-series interchangeable lens cameras. Although this is a beta (not final) sample, Fujifilm is confident enough about its performance to allow us to post images. We've prepared a gallery of sample images taken in various conditions at various ISO sensitivity settings on the X-T1 for you to take a look at. See gallery
Weak Yen masks hard times as Mirrorless and DSLR sales declineSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 24 2014 - 07:27 PM (CET)
Manufacturers are putting on brave faces as compact sales continue their decline and interchangeable lens camera sales fail to shine. Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon and Olympus have all put out their financial results covering the Christmas period, and there's little to be positive about, with falling sales of interchangeable lens cameras being reported by the industry's biggest players.
SanDisk ups microSD capacity to 128GB with new cardSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 24 2014 - 07:22 PM (CET)
SanDisk has announced its new 128GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I memory card. The new card increases storage capacity options for Android smartphones, tablets and other microSD enabled devices, while delivering Class 10 performance, with read speeds up to 30MB/s. It also ships with an SD adapter to use the card with digital cameras and computers. Learn more on connect.dpreview.com
Shooting Raw with the Nokia Lumia 1020Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 24 2014 - 09:05 AM (CET)
The Nokia Lumia 1020 comes with one of the best smartphone cameras we have tested. After installing the Nokia "Black" firmware update you can now also capture images in DNG Raw format. Just how much more detail can you squeeze out of it? Find out on connect.dpreview.com Update: Added raw sample images for download.
Feb 23, 2014
Enter the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competitionSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 23 2014 - 09:00 AM (CET)
Think you have a striking picture of vast galaxies millions of light years away, or a dramatic night sky scene taken much closer to home? The Royal Observatory Greenwich, in association with Sky at Night Magazine, has launched its 2014 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Entries must be submitted by April 24. Learn more
Feb 22, 2014
Meet 'The Archivist' at National GeographicSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 22 2014 - 09:00 AM (CET)
Ever wonder who looks after at all the old photographs in National Geographic's archive? Well, now you can meet that man. His name is Bill Bonner and they call him 'The Archivist'. For 31 years he's worked mostly by himself in the basement of National Geographic’s Washington, D.C. headquarters and has handled hundreds of thousands of photographs. In total, Bonner is responsible for about eight million images in the vintage collection. See the video
Google's Project Tango creates 3D-maps of your surroundingsSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 22 2014 - 01:56 AM (CET)
Google has announced Project Tango, an initiative that aims to develop mobile devices that are capable of capturing 3D-maps of your surroundings. Formerly a division of Motorola, Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP) has been working with academic and industrial partners from nine countries, and used research from the last decade in the areas of robotics and computer vision. According to Google the goal of the project is 'to give mobile devices a human scale understanding of space and motion.' Click through for more.
How to follow LeicaRumorsSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Feb 22 2014 - 12:39 AM (CET)
Once a year I post the different ways to follow LeicaRumors for all new readers. Here are your choices: RSS Feed Full text LeicaRumors RSS feeds - just add the RSS feed(s) to your favorite reader and you will get the latest blog posts few minutes after they are published online. LeicaRumors blog posts RSS feed LeicaRumors […] Related posts: How to follow LeicaRumors Please update your LeicaRumors RSS feeds Leica Camera Blog – the official press release
Feb 21, 2014
Adobe update adds Fujifilm color profiles to Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 RCSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 21 2014 - 08:22 PM (CET)
Adobe has updated Adobe Camera Raw, adding color profiles for Fujifilm cameras, as well as Raw support for some recent models. The Release Candidate versions of ACR 8.4 for Photoshop CS6 and CC are now better able to mimic Fujifilm's Film Simulation modes - at least in terms of color response. We've prepared a comparison to see how well Adobe's color profiles match those in the cameras. The camera and profile updates are available on Adobe Labs for CS6 customers, as well as Creative Cloud subscribers.
Fujifilm firmware updates: 56mm lens compatibility and improved OISSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 21 2014 - 06:31 PM (CET)
Fujifilm has announced firmware updates for five X-series cameras and three zoom lenses. It adds XF 56mm F1.2 lens compatibility to the following cameras: X-Pro1, X-E1, X-E2, X-M1 and X-A1. Improved optical image stabilization functions are added to the XC16-50mm, XF18-55mm and XF55-200mm lenses; the latter two also gain improved AF focus tracking on the X-E1 and X-T1. Get the updates
Don't leave pictures stranded: Eye-Fi Mobi SD card reviewSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 21 2014 - 09:00 AM (CET)
If you're looking for a Wi-Fi card that's simple to setup and blasts images off into cyberspace in a matter of seconds while you take advantage of your camera's far superior image quality (compared to a phone), you can't go wrong with the Eye-Fi Mobi. How does the Mobi stack up against the pricier Eye-Fi Pro X2 card? Find out in our review
Feb 20, 2014
Hands-on with the GoPro Hero 3+ Black EditionSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 20 2014 - 09:00 AM (CET)
GoPro's latest fleet of little action bricks are fortified with several advanced features that cannot be found elsewhere in the market. The GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition ($399.99) is the newest flagship model, replacing the GoPro Hero 3 by adding some key upgrades. Having owned the first HD Hero and Hero2, our writer Mike Perlman wanted to know if the Black Edition was worth the extra cash. Read our review
New Mark II Artist's Viewfinder iPhone app simulates Leica rangefinder framelinesSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Feb 20 2014 - 06:42 AM (CET)
The new Mark II Artist's Viewfinder app is the successor of Viewfinder product line. The Mark II, sporting a completely redesigned main screen and operation paradigm, was rebuilt from the ground up to take advantage of new technologies available in iOS 7 and to create a platform for innovative new features. The new app is […] Related posts: This iPhone app simulates Leica rangefinder Canon 5D Mark II modified with a Leica Noctilux 50mm f/1.0 lens New MS Super Triplet Perar 3.5/35 Mark II lens announced
Feb 19, 2014
Exposing another side of SochiSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 19 2014 - 09:00 AM (CET)
Hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi has absorbed an influx of athletes, fans and media for two weeks of competition. What isn't apparent from the coverage is what Sochi looks most of the rest of the year - a seaside, summer resort town. Since 2007 photographer Rob Hornstra and writer Arnold van Bruggen have been documenting Sochi as they saw it change from quiet summer getaway to a world stage. Take a look at a different Sochi, as seen through Hornstra's lens. See gallery
Feb 18, 2014
Leica, Nikon and other highlights from the upcoming 25th Westlicht camera auctionSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Feb 18 2014 - 08:31 PM (CET)
Leica IIIf Midland set Very rare IIIf body with self timer in perfect, original condition, top plate engraved 'Ernst Leitz Canada Limited Midland Ontario', with matching Ernst Leitz Canada Ltd. Midland Summarit 1.5/5cm no.1246980 (cap) and Leicavit SYOOM engraved 'Ernst Leitz Canada Limited Midland Ontario' only small batches of the IIIf were prepared by Leitz […] Related posts: Highlights of the upcoming 23rd WestLicht Photographica Camera Auction Highlights of the 24th Westlicht camera auction (November 23rd, 2013) Leica highlights from the upcoming L&H Photographica auction
New "Leica X2 Red Leather" limited edition camera to be released in JapanSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Feb 18 2014 - 08:21 PM (CET)
Leica Camera Japan will release a new "Leica X2 Red Leather" camera to commemorate the first anniversary of the Leica Daimaru Shinsaibashi store. Only 20 pieces will be produced. The price will be ¥273,000 (around $2,600). The camera will be released on March 1st, 2014. Via DC.watch Posted by LeicaRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and […] Related posts: Leica M9-P silver red leather set limited edition camera New Leica X2 Yokohama limited edition camera announced in Japan Leica X2 Paper Skin Fedrigoni limited edition
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* lab test reportSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 18 2014 - 12:00 PM (CET)
The Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* is one of the first lenses for Sony's fledgling full frame mirrorless system, offering a classic moderate wideangle view. It's a small lens that nicely complements the Alpha 7 and 7R, but at around $800 / £680 it's distinctly pricey for a relatively slow prime. So is it worth the money See the lens test data and our analysis
Your camera's best amigo: Miggo Strap and Grip reviewSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 18 2014 - 05:38 PM (CET)
The Miggo straps and grips bring a lot of innovation to the way we tote and transport our beloved investments. Their versatile multi-use designs combine a high quality camera wrap, a method of securing the camera to your person and lens cap pocket all in one. Are the days of traditional camera toting coming to an end? Find out in our review
Feb 17, 2014
Kowa to make three manual focus lenses for Micro Four ThirdsSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 17 2014 - 03:50 PM (CET)
Japanese optical company Kowa - best known for its spotting scopes and binoculars - has revealed that it plans to make three lenses for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The Kowa Prominar 8.5mm F2.8 MFT, 12mm F1.8 MFT and 25mm F1.8 MFT will all feature manual focus and aperture control, and use low-dispersion XD glass and aspheric elements to minimise distortion and aberrations. They're due to be released in summer 2014.
CP+ 2014: Nikon Interview - 'our cameras need to evolve'Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 17 2014 - 01:34 PM (CET)
The CP+ show in Yokohama Japan has just closed, but in between visits to the various booths we made time to sit down with four senior Nikon executives to get their thoughts on the state of the market, future opportunities and the inevitable coming together of stills and video. Click through to read the full interview.
CP+ 2014: Selected highlights of the showSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 17 2014 - 03:00 PM (CET)
The CP+ show in Yokohama Japan has closed, but we've still got plenty of content in the pipeline including more interviews with senior executives from the major camera manufacturers which we'll be publishing over the coming few days. Until then, click through for a look at some of the highlights from this years' show including a miniature model of Yokohama, lots and lots of snow, and plenty of things that had been cut in half. Oh - and some cameras.
Feb 16, 2014
CP+ Sigma interview - 'We survived because we make unique products'Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 16 2014 - 10:04 AM (CET)
We're at the CP+ show in Japan this week and one of the busiest stands belongs to Sigma. Best known for manufacturing lenses, Sigma is showing off its latest camera, the dp2 Quattro. Editor Barnaby Britton sat down with Kazuto Yamaki, CEO of Sigma, for a chat about the Quattro, as well as the challenges of the modern photography industry and what it's like being the head of a family business.
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 […]
Apr 28, 2008
Mark Hamburg’s Going Away PartySource/Copyright: Photoshop News at Apr 28 2008 - 07:37 PM (CET)
Posted By Jeff Schewe Mark Hamburg, founder of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and former architect of Photoshop is leaving Adobe for a post at Microsoft. Mark, who was the second engineer
May 31, 2007
About Camera Raw 4.1Source/Copyright: Photoshop News at May 31 2007 - 07:43 PM (CET)
Posted By Jeff Schewe Adobe has released Camera Raw 4.1, and rather than a small update just for new cameras, this one is major. New features and new functionality are
Dec 14, 2006
Photoshop CS3 Beta Q&ASource/Copyright: Photoshop News at Dec 14 2006 - 06:40 PM (CET)
Posted By PSN Editorial Staff Got questions about the Adobe Photoshop CS3 beta release? These are the official answers from Adobe... Q. What is the Adobe¨ Photoshop¨ CS3 beta? A.
Jan 9, 2006
Adobe Lightroom FAQ’sSource/Copyright: Photoshop News at Jan 09 2006 - 06:44 PM (CET)
Posted By PSN Editorial Staff Adobe has written a Lightroom FAQ. It answers, from Adobe's point of view, some of the questions that are bound to surface regarding Adobe's intentions
Announcing Adobe LightroomSource/Copyright: Photoshop News at Jan 09 2006 - 06:23 PM (CET)
Posted By Jeff Schewe Adobe announces Adobe® Lightroom®, a new digital photography application and provides a free Public Beta download. Adobe Lightroom Public Beta 1 splash screen. While not known for
The Shadowland/Lightroom Development StorySource/Copyright: Photoshop News at Jan 09 2006 - 06:04 PM (CET)
Posted By Jeff Schewe The development of Adobe Lightroom, code named Shadowland, was not something Adobe started after Apple announced Aperture. The Shadowland project has been going on for years.
Apr 17, 2005
Nikin Encrypts D2X White Balance Meta DataSource/Copyright: Photoshop News at Apr 17 2005 - 07:47 PM (CET)
Posted By PSN Editorial Staff In a post on Adobe's User to User Forum for Camera Raw, Thomas Knoll, chief engineer for Camera Raw and the original author of Photoshop (developed along