May 22, 2013
Just Posted: Olympus E-PM2 ReviewSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 22 2013 - 12:29 AM (CET)
We've just posted our review of the The Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2. The E-PM2 is an entry-level Micro Four Thirds system camera, with a 16MP CMOS sensor and full 1080 HD video. It's one of the smallest mirrorless cameras on the market and boasts 8 frames per second continuous shooting. This second generation 'Mini' is effectively the image quality 'guts' of the OM-D in a compact, lightweight, novice-friendly form. Click through to find out what we think of it.
May 21, 2013
Canon EOS 70D Set To Be Announced In July?Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at May 21 2013 - 10:52 PM (CET)
That’s what the latest Canon EOS 70D rumor suggests. The successor of the Canon EOS 60D could be announced in July 2013. For the time being the EOS 70D is undergoing final tests by some selected Canon Explorers of Light. Commercials are also said to be produced in different spots on this planet of ours. [...]The post Canon EOS 70D Set To Be Announced In July? appeared first on CanonWatch.
Leica V-lux 40 listed as discontinuedSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at May 21 2013 - 10:40 PM (CET)
The compact Leica V-Lux 40 camera is listed as discontinued at B&H. Expect Leica to announce a new V-Lux 50 model which will most likely be based on the Panasonic SZ30 with a 24mm 20x optical zoom lens, 3.0" multi-touch LCD display (920K dots) and 18.1MP 1/2.3" sensor. Posted by LeicaRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished [...] Related posts: Leica D-Lux 4 listed as discontinued @ B&H Black Leica M9-P camera listed as discontinued Leica 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit M Aspherical lens also discontinued?
When disaster strikes, photo editors can help save memoriesSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 21 2013 - 09:35 PM (CET)
When homes are damaged, often the most important items cannot be replaced. For victims of fire, floods and other natural disasters, family photos are among the worst things to lose. Operation Photo Rescue brings together victims with professional photo editors to turn damaged images back into clear memories. Learn more on connect.dpreview.com.
Canon EOS 70D Coming in July? [CR2]Source/Copyright: Canon Rumors at May 21 2013 - 08:37 PM (CET)
Marketing for the new camera now under way We’re told that the EOS 70D is in final testing and in the hands of some ‘Explorers of Light’. Canon is currently in the middle of production on a few commercials for the 70D that have been shot at various spots around the globe. It currently looks...read more...
Which Camera Is Harder To Destroy? (Canon Rebel T5i vs Nikon D5200)Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at May 21 2013 - 06:50 PM (CET)
The guys at SquareTrade wanted to know which camera among the Canon Rebel T5i/EOS 700D and the Nikon D5200 (price & specs) is more solid. So they dropped both cams on the ground (and in rain) to see which one, if one, will survive. [via PetaPixel] Canon Rebel T5i/EOS 700D price check:The post Which Camera Is Harder To Destroy? (Canon Rebel T5i vs Nikon D5200) appeared first on CanonWatch.
Deal: Canon EOS-1D X w/ Two Memory Cards and Case – $5940Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at May 21 2013 - 02:42 PM (CET)
eBay seller 6ave (99.4% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS-1D X with two 32GB memory cards and a case on sale for . Regular price is $6799. Product Information The rugged Canon EOS 1D X digital camera provides a wide variety of features suitable for even experienced photographers. With the magnesium alloy body, the black [...]The post Deal: Canon EOS-1D X w/ Two Memory Cards and Case – $5940 appeared first on CanonWatch.
cheap body without X-Trans sensor and new lenses to come?Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at May 21 2013 - 02:10 PM (CET)
I’ve passed a lot of time yesterday/today chatting and writing emails… and now I can give you an update about the mysterious non-X-Trans camera. Trusted sources told me that the camera without X-Trans sensor will be very cheap and sold together with one or two new lenses (one of these lenses could be a 16-50 [...]
Nikon released firmware updates for the Nikon D300, D300s, D700 and P7700 camerasSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at May 21 2013 - 01:30 PM (CET)
Nikon released firmware updates for the Nikon D300, D300s and D700 DSLR cameras with added support the Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lenes: Firmware update A 1.11, B 1.11 for Nikon D300 Firmware update A 1.02, B 1.02 for Nikon D300s Firmware update A 1.04, B 1.03 for Nikon D700 A new firmware update [...] Related posts: Four firmware updates from Nikon for D300s, D700, D3, D3x Also released: firmware updates for Nikon D4, D3S, D3X, D3, D7000 and D3200 Nikon Coolpix P7700 firmware update 1.1 released
Canon EOS DSLR Burst Shutter Sounds (Video Comparison)Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at May 21 2013 - 11:13 AM (CET)
YouTube user dochero2005 posted a video with the burst shutter sounds of the following Canon DSLRs: EOS 300D, EOS 1100D, EOS 350D, EOS 400D, EOS 550D, EOS 5D Mark II , EOS 6D , EOS 30D, EOS 1Ds III , EOS 5D Mark III , EOS 60D , EOS 50D , EOS 40D, EOS 7D , EOS 1D [...]The post Canon EOS DSLR Burst Shutter Sounds (Video Comparison) appeared first on CanonWatch.
Install The Canon Project1709 Mac Uploader – A How ToSource/Copyright: CanonWatch at May 21 2013 - 08:06 AM (CET)
photoventure posted a comprehensive guide about how to install and use the Mac uploader for Canon’s Project1709.The post Install The Canon Project1709 Mac Uploader – A How To appeared first on CanonWatch.
Leica opens a new gallery in ZingstSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at May 21 2013 - 03:30 AM (CET)
Solms (ots) - Leica Camera AG will be represented in the Baltic Zingst with a Leica Gallery. For locations like New York, Tokyo, Vienna, Salzburg, Frankfurt, Warsaw and Prague, the traditional brand now presents the midst of the picturesque scenery of the Western Pomeranian Bodden country's high-profile photo art by renowned photographers. In the halls of [...] Related posts: New Leica dedicated digital gallery opened in London Leica Camera AG partners with the Nordic Light International Festival of Photography Leica Camera and Seedlight Workshops announce "Preserving Patagonia” workshop in March 2012
Alternative GPS module solution for Nikon cameras: di-GPS Eco Pro-S and Pro-FSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at May 21 2013 - 01:24 AM (CET)
The Hong Kong based company di-GPS introduced two new GPS modules for Nikon cameras - di-GPS Eco Pro-S and Pro-F: di-GPS Eco ProFessional (Pro-F) specifications Support Nikon D4, D3, D3S, D3X, D700, D800, D800E, D300, D300S, D2XS, D2X, D2HS, D200 & Fujifilm S5 Pro Direct replace GP-1 Extremely low power consumption : 19mA, it is less than 1/3 of current consumption [...] Related posts: Another alternative $44 Wi-Fi solution for Nikon D4 Revisiting the alternative Wi-Fi solution for Nikon D4 New Aokatec AK-G GPS units for Nikon cameras
May 20, 2013
Bower 24mm f/1.4 Wide-Angle Lens – $499 ($200 Off)Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at May 20 2013 - 07:39 PM (CET)
B&H has the Bower 24mm f/1.4 Wide-Angle Lens on sale with a $200 discount – get it for $499 (click here). Note: the deal expires May 31st. Product description: The 24mm f/1.4 Wide-Angle Lens for Canon from Bower is a wide-angle lens that gives you superb low-light capabilities with its fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, making it ideal for photojournalism, street [...]The post Bower 24mm f/1.4 Wide-Angle Lens – $499 ($200 Off) appeared first on CanonWatch.
Just posted: Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD lens reviewSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 20 2013 - 06:23 PM (CET)
Just posted: Our review of the Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD. In our latest lens review produced in collaboration with DxOMark, we look at Tamron's fast standard zoom for full frame cameras - the first in its class to include optical stabilisation. With its Ultrasonic Drive focus motor and drip-proof construction, it looks like a very tempting option for full frame shooters, especially as it costs rather less than its counterparts from Canon, Nikon or Sony. But is this all too good to be true? Click through to read our review and find out.
DxOMark investigates lenses for the Nikon D600Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 20 2013 - 07:40 PM (CET)
Our friends and collaborators over at DxOMark have recently been looking into how lenses score on specific cameras, and the latest model they've examined is the Nikon D600. In a three-part article published at the end of last week, they investigate how 70 lenses from Carl Zeiss, Nikon, Samyang, Sigma, Tamron and Tokina measure up on the D600's 24MP sensor. The article also compares how given lenses score on the D600 compared to the 36MP D800 and 24MP D3X. Click through for links to the three parts of the article.
May 21, 2013
All-new Flickr comes with free terabyte - and adsSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 21 2013 - 01:21 AM (CET)
Flickr fans may find the lure of a free terabyte attractive, but they might be put off by the accompanying advertisements that support Flickr's new free account model. A major update to the photo sharing service has completely revamped the look of accounts and restructured the way users may pay for Flickr in the future. We take a look at the changes on connect.dpreview.com.
New York Times details photo editing policy for fashion magazineSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 21 2013 - 12:40 AM (CET)
A cover image in the latest issue of the New York Times' monthly style magazine, T, has led to an interesting discussion about the newspaper's policy on photo retouching. While editors forbid any image manipulation beyond, 'minor color-toning and brightness' in news stories, retouches and removal of blemishes are allowed in the style magazine's fashion photography. Does a newspaper risk credibility by allowing retouching on editorially-branded content? Click to read more and share your thoughts.
May 20, 2013
Book Review: Shooting in Sh*tty LightSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 20 2013 - 10:46 PM (CET)
Lindsay Adler and Erik Valind, both working professionals and educators, have written a beginner’s guide to photographic lighting with an unusual conceit at its core. By structuring a book around a list of common challenges - what they call the 'top ten worst situations' - they've created a digestible, useful 'lighting 101' guide. In this short review, Adam Koplan takes a look at their book 'Shooting in Sh**ty Light: The Top Ten Worst Photography Lighting Situations and How to Conquer Them'.
Google releases more photocentric Google+ app for AndroidSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 20 2013 - 11:16 PM (CET)
At last week's I/O developer conference Google announced a number of upgrades to the photo section of its Google+ social network, including features such as 'Auto-Highlight', 'Auto-Enhance' and 'Auto'-Awesome'. To make the same experience available on its mobile platform the search giant has released an upgraded Google+ app for Android. Click through to Connect to find out more.
2 new mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras with different sensors to be announced this summer?Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at May 20 2013 - 12:00 PM (CET)
A new source from the land of the rising sun told me that Fuji will announce 2 different mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras this summer, with two different sensors. One should be announced in the second half of June and the other one later. The price of one of these bodies should be of $700. I’ve checked [...]
Dave Kai-Piper: Mixed Lighting & the X-Pro + workshops (27th and 28th July)Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at May 20 2013 - 08:05 AM (CET)
This is Dave’s simple guide to better use of light with the X-Pro… well, it’s just half of the list. To read it all click here. You can participate to Dave Kai Piper’s workshops on the 27th and 28th of July. Click here if you want to know more about the “Lighting for Location” workshops. [...]
May 19, 2013
lenses roundup: XF 55-200 samples, Touit 12mm impressions and Samyang 8mmSource/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at May 19 2013 - 08:20 AM (CET)
image courtesy: Max Angeloni (photostream) XF55-200 F3.6 1/1000 ISO640 1) 21 beautiful sample shots taken with XF 55-200 by Max Angeloni can be seen here. 2) thephoblographer posted his first impressions of the Zeiss Touit 12mm lens here. From the conclusions: “So far, we really can't say much terrible about the Zeiss 12mm f2.8. It [...]
Weekly Nikon news flash #214Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at May 19 2013 - 04:19 AM (CET)
How to make a custom grip for your Nikon DSLR camera. BorrowLenses reviews the Nikon 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens. Rare Nikkor 13mm f/5.6 ultra wide angle lens for sale on eBay. The Bower 24mm f/1.4 lens for Nikon is currently $200 off with free shipping (offer ends May 31, 2013). A reader purchased [...] Related posts: Weekly Nikon news flash #159 Weekly Nikon news flash #212 Weekly Nikon news flash #201
May 18, 2013
XF 55-200: estimate shipping June 14 – July 29 (AmazonUS)Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at May 18 2013 - 04:33 PM (CET)
FR-reader Roger placed his order on May 7th, the first day that AmazonUS took pre-orders on the new Fuji lens. Now he received the notification, that his XF 55-200 will be shipped from June 14 to July 29. [UPDATE:] AmazonUK estimated release is June 14 (click here) have a nice weekend Patrick XF 55-200 pre-order: [...]
miXed zone: X-series reviewsSource/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at May 18 2013 - 07:18 AM (CET)
X100S - FR-reader Olaf worte me that “we continue our coverage of the Fuji X100s with our latest blog entry, which includes a photograph of 20 x 30 prints we made from the X-Trans sensor files. We are sending you a link in case your readers would be interested.” Read all here. “There is plenty [...]
May 17, 2013
10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop)Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 17 2013 - 11:30 PM (CET)
Adobe Photoshop has become ubiquitous since its introduction more than 20 years ago, but it isn't the only game in town. In this article, we've selected 10 photo editing programs that aren't all as well-known as Photoshop, but which are well worth investigating if you're looking for other options. Click through for a link to the full article.
May 18, 2013
Introducing... What The Duck on dpreview.comSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 18 2013 - 01:29 AM (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 we're pleased to announce that we'll be publishing it weekly on dpreview.com, starting today. Click through for the first in what we hope will be a long series!
May 17, 2013
Best lenses for Nikon D600Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at May 17 2013 - 11:24 PM (CET)
After the best lenses for D800 series, DxOMark published several new articles covering the best lenses for the Nikon D600 DSLR camera: Best ultra-wide angle prime lenses for Nikon D600 Lens Model DxOMark Score Carl Zeiss Distagon T 21mm f/2.8 ZF2 25 Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical 25 Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EX DG [...] Related posts: DxOMark test results for the Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens are out New for Photokina: Zeiss Distagon T* 55mm f/1.4 ZF.2 lens Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 1.4/55 lens: "the best fast 50mm ever"
In-depth look at Google+ Photo Update with the Team that Designed itSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 17 2013 - 11:20 PM (CET)
At its I/O developers conference a couple of days ago Google introduced various updates to its Google+ social networking platform, many of which will be of interest to photographers. As well as changes to layout, images can be 'auto-enhanced', made into panoramas and animations, and the system can also select the best facial expressions in group shots. Click through for more details on connect.dpreview.com.
Leica majority shareholder buys into internet photo platform i-shot-it.comSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at May 17 2013 - 05:30 PM (CET)
Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, majority shareholder of Leica Camera AG, has acquired a 25.1% stake in the Internet platform "I-shot-it". For a small fee, www.i-shot-it.com enables photo-enthusiasts--from amateurs to professionals--to take part in photographic competitions. An independent jury of internationally acclaimed photographers selects the prizewinners and in the open competitions, members of the "I-shot-it" community select [...] Related posts: Record number of entries for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2011 Record number of entries for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2012 Leica Camera now accepting application for 2013 Oskar Barnack Award
Patent: More DO Supertelephoto LensesSource/Copyright: Canon Rumors at May 17 2013 - 03:34 PM (CET)
DO appears to still be alive More patents for large Canon DO lenses. The one of note is the 500 f/5.6, a lens that would be a very solid follow-up to the EF 400 f/4 DO IS. We’ve seen a lot of these patents in the past, and none of them have ever come to...read more...
first impressions/reviews: XF 55-200 + Touit 32mm + SLR Magic 23mmSource/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at May 17 2013 - 02:14 PM (CET)
image courtesy: luminous landscape 1) – luminous landscape (click here) posted the very first shots and impressions of the 55-200 (in hand, bokeh, stabilization). Here is his what they say about the image posted above (bokeh): “This shot surprised me. I normally don’t think too much about bokeh when it comes to long zooms. I’m [...]
New Nikon 58mm f/1.2 full frame lens patentSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at May 17 2013 - 02:56 AM (CET)
Nikon filed two more patents (2013-019992, 2013-011831) in Japan for a new full frame 58mm f/1.2 lens. In the past there have been similar patents for a 50mm f/1.2, 58mm f/1.4 and 58mm f/1.2 lenses. Here are the technical details: Focal length: 58.0216 Aperture: 1.229 Half angle of view: 20.82 " Image height: 21.6 Lens length: 122.05004 Backfocus: 38.01861 Lens [...] Related posts: New Nikon 58mm f/1.2 lens patent Nikon 58mm f/1.4 lens patent Nikon 100-300mm f/4 full frame lens patent
Remote Shutter Control for X Series CamerasSource/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at May 17 2013 - 01:57 AM (CET)
by Rico Pfirstinger Talk to Rico (questions & feedback) - Rico’s Flickr photosteam Releasing the shutter of your camera remotely can have several advantages. For once, not touching the camera reduces shake and vibrations, which is especially important at slow shutter speeds. Mounting the camera on a tripod is only half of the solution. Yes, you [...]
May 16, 2013
X20 firmware update Ver.1.02Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at May 16 2013 - 11:15 PM (CET)
“The phenomenon is fixed that the brightness of the OVF bright frame doesn’t change according to a surrounding brightness in case of ISO 1600 and higher.” You can download the latest firmware Ver.1.02 here.
Just posted: Nikon D5200 in-depth reviewSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 16 2013 - 10:56 PM (CET)
We've just posted our 20-page review of the Nikon D5200. Nikon's 'advanced beginner' APS-C DSLR offers several features that should also appeal to enthusiasts, such as a 24MP CMOS sensor, a 39-point AF system inherited from the D7000 and an Auto ISO system linked to the focal length of the lens. Add an articulated rear LCD and the ability to output uncompressed video and you've got the makings of a very promising camera. Does the D5200 live up to its potential in real-world use? Click through to read our in-depth review.
High ISO comparison: Ricoh GR vs Nikon A vs X100S vs Canon G1XSource/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at May 16 2013 - 08:48 PM (CET)
image courtesy: thenewcamera (via focus-numerique) Which is the best camera for low light photography between the Ricoh GR, , and ? According to thenewcamera you should go for the X100S to get the best results at high ISO. But click here and check this comparison out by yourself. (look for the full size high-ISO samples [...]
When is the New 100-400 Coming?Source/Copyright: Canon Rumors at May 16 2013 - 03:07 PM (CET)
A question I am asked daily We were told ages ago that any replacement of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS would happen after the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x had begun shipping. That time is nearly upon us. The new 100-400 does indeed exist and is being actively tested, however Canon is in no rush...read more...
EOS 70D & EOS 7D Mark IISource/Copyright: Canon Rumors at May 16 2013 - 02:54 PM (CET)
Not much buzz There isn’t much information out there about Canon’s next APS-C cameras. Canon has alluded to the fact that both cameras are coming, we just don’t know when. We’ve been told previously by very good sources that only the EOS 70D will be available in 2013, though the EOS 7D Mark II could...read more...
EOS M Announcement in the Summer? [CR2]Source/Copyright: Canon Rumors at May 16 2013 - 02:50 PM (CET)
New bits about the next EOS M A new camera and a few lenses should be announced sometime in the summer months. A few new lenses will also be launched. One will be an 18-135 compact zoom as well as a telephoto zoom. It was mentioned that Canon doesn’t have plans currently to launch more...read more...
Refurbished Nikon deals of the weekSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at May 16 2013 - 05:43 AM (CET)
Those are the latest US deals on new and refurbished Nikon equipment from all around the Web: Nikon D600 (refurbished) has a new low price: $1,559.95 (valid till May 19th). Nikon D800 (refurbished) also has a new low price of $2,349. Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens (refurbished) for $349 - the lowest price I've seen so far on this lens. [...] Related posts: Refurbished Nikon products The price of refurbished Nikon D600, D800 and D800E cameras went down another $100 Refurbished Nikon D800 cameras now available for $2499.95
New book: "Leica Myself"Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at May 16 2013 - 04:04 AM (CET)
A new book called Leica Myself is currently available in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Japan: Additional images from the book: 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: The new Leica Compendium book should be available tomorrow New version of the Leica Compendium book coming in August New book: Ninety Nine Years Leica
Adobe issues Camera Raw v8.1 and DNG Converter 'release candidates'Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 16 2013 - 03:08 AM (CET)
Adobe has issued a 'release candidates' of Adobe Camera Raw 8.1 and DNG Converter 8.1 on its Adobe Labs site. The release is the first version of ACR designed to work with Photoshop CC but, as promised, is also compatible with Photoshop CS6. CS6 users will only gain camera compatibility, not any of the functions added in ACR 8 (and Lightroom 5), such as the perspective-correcting 'Upright' tool or the advanced healing brush. The latest version brings support for 7 additional cameras along with 16 lens profiles.
XiStera smartphone tool offers 8 functions in one deviceSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 16 2013 - 11:55 PM (CET)
The XiStera smartphone tool is one of the more interesting Kickstarter projects we've seen lately. It is an all-in-one device that promises to do just about everything the mobile photographer on the go might require. XiStera serves as a lens adapter, phone stand, tripod mount, headphone wrap and stylus for your iPhone 5. It also works as a bottle opener and key chain, and can attach an optional LED light to your phone. Click through to Connect for more details.
Olympus to axe V-series point-and-shoot camerasSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 16 2013 - 07:10 PM (CET)
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Olympus is to cease production of its cheapest V-series point-and-shoot compact digital cameras. This follows a financial report this week which showed a group net profit of 8.02 billion Yen in 2012, driven by the company's medical instrument business, but a loss of 23.07 billion yen for its imaging business. In response, the company has slashed its sales targets for compact cameras from 5.1 million units in 2012 to 2.7 million for the current business year. Click through for more details.
Apple patent hints at 'social camera flash' using multiple iOS devicesSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 16 2013 - 05:41 PM (CET)
A patent filed by Apple in 2011 and discovered this week by appleinsider.com seems to hint at a 'social camera flash' system, allowing multiple iOS devices to be connected and used as secondary strobes for impromptu flash setups. The patent is filed as an 'illumination system' and describes 'initiating a master-slave relationship between the image capture device and at least one secondary device'. Click through for more details.
BBC tries out Raspberry Pi's 'nightmarishly complex' camera add-onSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 16 2013 - 02:37 AM (CET)
The BBC's Technology Correspondant, Rory Cellan-Jones, has been getting to grips with the new camera module for Raspberry Pi - the low-cost DIY computer. The camera board was announced earlier this year, and opens up enormous potential for applications including robotics and high risk aerial/underwater use. Cellan-Jones got hold of one of the new camera boards and has written a short article in which he details the 'nightmarish complexity' of making it work. Click through for a link to the full article.
The new, two-story Leica store in LA will open on June 20thSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at May 16 2013 - 02:12 AM (CET)
Leica Camera will open a new, two story store in Los Angeles on June 20th. Few days ago a new Leica Boutique was open in Bergen County Camera: 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 Leica to open its first official store in London
May 15, 2013
Yongnuo YN-622N wireless flash trigger for Nikon is now availableSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at May 15 2013 - 10:38 PM (CET)
Yongnuo YN-622N wireless flash trigger for Nikon is now available for sale at the Yongnuo Store and on eBay. The PDF instruction manual can be downloaded here. Additional information and compatibility list: Compatible camera list: Nikon D70/D70S/D80/D90 D200/D300/D300S/D600/D700/D800 D3000series: D3000 D3100 D3200 D5000series: D5000 D5100 D7000Series: D7000 Compatible i-TTL flash list: Yongnuo YN-465N/YN-467N/YN-468 II/YN-565N/YN-568N Nikon SB-400/SB-600/SB-700/SB-800/SB-900/SB-910 [...] Related posts: DIY: modifying the Yongnuo RF603N wireless remote flash trigger Phottix released their new Odin TTL flash trigger for Nikon Pocketwizard patents a new type of embedded radio flash trigger for Nikon cameras
Nokia's Lumia 925 smartphone focuses on camera performanceSource/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at May 15 2013 - 09:07 PM (CET)
Nokia's latest Lumia 925 smartphone, formed from lightweight metal instead of plastic, is aimed squarely at photographers thanks to an improved Carl-Zeiss branded lens and a set of remarkably clever image processing functions bundled in what Nokia calls its Smart Camera. If the impressive low light performance we witnessed with the 925 is anything to go by, it looks like we should take the Lumia 925 very seriously.
Adobe publicly confirms stand-alone future for LightroomSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 15 2013 - 06:34 PM (CET)
Adobe Product Manager Tom Hogarty stressed that Adobe has, 'no plans to make Lightroom subscription-only at any point in the future.' The statement, made in light of the overwhelming response to Adobe's Creative Cloud announcement last week, was made during a Google+ Hangout today in which both Hogarty and Lightroom PM Sharad Mangalick responded to audience questions. Click through for their further statements on Lightroom features and availability.
Hands-on with Nokia's Lumia 925 and exclusive interview with Nokia execsSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 15 2013 - 10:31 PM (CET)
Following Nokia's launch of the the Lumia 925 in London yesterday, we had a chance to get our hands on the new device, which features a camera with a 6-element lens, try it out and take some pictures. We also spoke to Juha Alarkuu, the head of Nokia's imaging department in Finland, and Samuli Hanninen, vice president of Software Program Management for Nokia, about the 925's new imaging technology and what it means for mobile photographers. Click through for the full story on connect.dpreview.com.
Sony RX1 wins Camera Grand Prix 2013, Sigma 35mm F1.4 lens of the yearSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 15 2013 - 08:32 PM (CET)
Sony's RX1 fixed 35mm full frame compact has received the prestigious Camera Grand Prix 2013 title, while Sigma's 35mm F1.4 DG HSM was named lens of the year. The awards, organized by the Japanese Camera Journal Press Club have a history of recognizing what prove to be historically significant cameras. Meanwhile, the Editors Awards were given to the Canon EOS 6D and Sigma's DP Merrill series of compacts.
Review - Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS IISource/Copyright: Canon Rumors at May 15 2013 - 05:55 PM (CET)
New Review Our review of the Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II has been posted. Both Justin and I think the lens is awesome, although it may not be for everyone. I think the lens is extremely versatile, and if you can only afford one “big white”, this lens will fit the bill for a...read more...
DxO Optics Pro 8.1.6 supports Nikon Coolpix A, Pentax MX-1 and Leica MSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 15 2013 - 04:00 PM (CET)
DxO Labs has released version 8.1.6 of its DxO Optics Pro software. Both the Elite and Standard versions gain support for the Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i, Nikon Coolpix A and Coolpix P330, Pentax MX-1, and Sony NEX-3N. The Elite version also gains support for the Leica M. The update also adds 267 lens and cameras combinations to its library, with a list of over 12,000 combinations now available. Click through for the download link.
Panasonic updates 12-35mm F2.8 firmware to improve video stabilisationSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 15 2013 - 04:19 PM (CET)
Panasonic has issued a firmware update for its Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm F2.8 ASPH Power OIS fast standard zoom for Micro Four Thirds cameras (H-HS12035). Version 1.2 improves the stability of the optical image stabilisation during movie recording. It's available to download now from the LUMIX customer support site - click through for the link.
May 14, 2013
Third party battery grips for Nikon D7100 now availableSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at May 14 2013 - 10:57 PM (CET)
Several different third party battery grips for the Nikon D7100 camera are already available at Amazon, Adorama, B&H and eBay. Even the most expensive option is less than half of the price of the original Nikon MB-D15. 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: Fake MB-D12 battery grips for the D800: are they worth it? Nikon MB-D15 battery grip for D7100 now shipping, currently in stock Nikon D7100 now shipping in the US, limited in-stock availability, D7100 digitutor and manual available online
Nikon 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens now available for pre-orderSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at May 14 2013 - 10:47 PM (CET)
The just announced Nikon 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens is now available for pre-order: Amazon: black | silver Adorama: black | silver B&H: black | silver Amazon UK: black | silver The estimated shipping date is June 13, 2013. Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and [...] Related posts: Nikon 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens announcement tonight Next Nikon announcement: 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens listed on Nikon USA website, we should be very close to the release date
Nikon NEF Codec 1.18.1 released with D600 supportSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at May 14 2013 - 10:37 PM (CET)
Nikon released version 1.18.1 of their NEF Codec which now support D600 images captured with the latest firmware update. Nikon NEF Codec makes Nikon RAW (.NEF) files easy accessible in a Windows environment. Update: Nikon NRW Codec 1.4.0 was also released. Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any [...] Related posts: Nikon NEF Codec v1.15.0 released Nikon NEF Codec version 1.12.0 released Nikon Capture NX 2.3.2 and NEF Codec 1.14.0 released
Nikon 1 32mm f/1.2 ultra-bright portrait lens announcedSource/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at May 14 2013 - 08:14 PM (CET)
Nikon has given its Nikon 1 compact system cameras a big dose of credibility with today's announcement of a new 32mm portrait lens, which is equivalent to 86.4mm in full frame currency. What's really impressive is that this lens has an open aperture of f/1.2, making it the fastest (brightest) compact system camera lens on the market.
Deals: EOS-1D X & EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L ISSource/Copyright: Canon Rumors at May 14 2013 - 03:24 PM (CET)
A couple deals from eBay Both deals are from eBay seller 6ave, they have a rating of 99.5% on eBay. These deals include free shipping to the lower 48, and paid shipping to Alaska, Hawaii and Canada. A note about warranty from 6ave Our products are covered by a warranty of 1 years parts and...read more...
Andy Rouse Reviews the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4xSource/Copyright: Canon Rumors at May 14 2013 - 01:48 PM (CET)
A great review Andy Rouse has spent 6 months with the new EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x and has posted a pretty extensive real world review. Says Andy…. “It is no secret that I am in the Shakira fan club, you know that by now. Its even less of a secret that I am in...read more...
Canon announces new category of super-telephoto lensesSource/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at May 14 2013 - 10:29 AM (CET)
The EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x features a flexible 200-400mm focal range with a fixed f/4 aperture, 4-stop optical Image Stabilizer and for the first time in a commercially available lens, a built-in 1.4x extender.
Canon develops new Picture Style for EOS DSLRsSource/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at May 14 2013 - 10:24 AM (CET)
Created following direct feedback from video enthusiasts, the new Picture Style, called Video Camera X–series-look, enables users to capture EOS Movie footage with lower contrast levels, allowing for easier colour grading during post production processes.
Canon Creates Video Camera X-Series Look Picture StyleSource/Copyright: Canon Rumors at May 14 2013 - 06:05 AM (CET)
London, UK, 14 May 2013 - Canon today announces the release of a new in-camera Picture Style pre-set for its range of EOS DSLRs. Created following direct feedback from video enthusiasts, the new Picture Style, called Video Camera X-series-look, enables users to capture EOS Movie footage with lower contrast levels, allowing for easier colour grading during...read more...
Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 announced - the fastest lens for Nikon 1 mirrorless camerasSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at May 14 2013 - 06:04 AM (CET)
Nikon officially announced the 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens: 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 @nikon.com 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 @Nikon Imaging Price: $896.95 Pre-order options: black | silver Sample images: MTF chart: Lens design: Available in black and silver: Technical specifications: Focal length 32 mm Maximum aperture f/1.2 Minimum aperture f/16 Lens construction 9 elements in 7 groups (including elements with Nano [...] Related posts: Next Nikon announcement: 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens Nikon 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens announcement tonight Nikon’s patent for a 32mm f/1.2 mirrorless lens
The 80th anniversary of the NIKKOR lensSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at May 14 2013 - 06:03 AM (CET)
This year Nikon celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Nikkor lens: NIKKOR is Nikon's brand of photographic lenses. This year, the NIKKOR camera lens celebrates its 80th anniversary since the first lens was introduced in 1933. The NIKKOR name arose from adding "r"--a common practice in the naming of photographic lenses at the time the name [...] Related posts: Nikkor celebrates its 80th anniversary 75 million Nikkor lenses produced 50th anniversary of Nikon F-mount
Nikon introduces 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 portrait lens for 1 SystemSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 14 2013 - 06:01 AM (CET)
Nikon has introduced the 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 portrait lens for its 1 System of mirrorless cameras. It will provide the angle of view and depth of field control of an 86mm F3.2 lens for a full-frame system, making it the most enthusiast-friendly optic yet released for the 1 System. The lens, whose development was announced in October 2012, is also the first to use a silent wave motor for focus and to incorporate the company's 'nano crystal coat.' Consistent with these loftier ambitions, Nikon will ask around $900 for the 32mm f/1.2 when it becomes available in June.
Preorder the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x TCSource/Copyright: Canon Rumors at May 14 2013 - 06:00 AM (CET)
Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x $11,799 USA: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Norman Camera Canada: Camera Canada Europe: PhotoCineShop We’re told limited quantities will be available within 2-3 weeks. cr
Canon announces 200-400mm f/4 telezoom with built-in 1.4x extenderSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 14 2013 - 06:00 AM (CET)
Canon has introduced the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x - a top-end telephoto zoom with a built-in switchable teleconverter, whose development was first announced back in February 2011. Simply flicking a lever at the rear of the barrel converts it to a 280-560mm f/5.6 lens. Designed for professional sports and wildlife photographers, it includes an array of top-end features such as Power Focus for movie shooting, and IS 'mode 3' that only applies stabilisation at the point of exposure, aiding panning. It also offers weathersealed construction, 4-stop image stabilisation, and a minimum focus distance of 2m. It will go on sale on 29th May, at an RRP of £11999.99 / €11800.
Canon creates 'Video Camera X-series-look' Picture Style for movie workSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 14 2013 - 06:00 AM (CET)
Canon has created a 'Video Camera X-series look' Picture Style for its EOS cameras, specifically designed for movie work. As its name suggests, it's designed to match the colour look of the company's X-series professional camcorders. It produces low contrast, low saturation footage that's better suited to post-production grading processes than the cameras' existing options. It's downloadable now from Canon's website and can be installed on almost any Canon EOS model, from the movie-optimized EOS-1D C to the mirrorless EOS M.
BlackBerry's OS update means HDR for Z10 users, new Q5 also announcedSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 14 2013 - 07:53 PM (CET)
BlackBerry is offering up the first major update to its new operating system. The update brings a more restrictive work-only setting, better visualization of device information and an HDR camera mode for users of the Z10 handset. The smartphone maker also debuted a new phone today: the Q5 includes a Qwerty keyboard as well as two BlackBerry capture features, TimeShift and StoryMaker. Read more at connect.dpreview.com.
Nokia announces Lumia 925 with promising camera specsSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 14 2013 - 06:25 PM (CET)
While the Lumia 925 Nokia announced today may not offer the stunning specs of the 808's PureView technology, the device does hold promise for mobile photography fans. Its six-element lens design promises improved detail in good light and better quality in low light, and the sensitivity includes a new ISO 3200 setting. An aluminum-edge body with polycarbonate back, integrated antenna and wireless charging are also new, along with the Nokia Smart Camera app which offers some interesting shooting modes, including the unique Motion Focus. See sample images on connect.dpreview.com.
Announcement: Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4xSource/Copyright: Canon Rumors at May 14 2013 - 05:59 AM (CET)
London, UK, 14 May 2013 - Canon today adds a new category to its range of high-performance super-telephoto lenses, with the introduction of the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x to Canon's acclaimed L-series. The EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x features a flexible 200-400mm focal range with a fixed f/4 aperture, 4-stop...read more...
Developer releases open-source software to remotely control Nikon DSLRsSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 14 2013 - 03:37 AM (CET)
Developer Duka Istvan has created a release candidate of digiCamControl - free, open-source software that allows Nikon DSLRs (and a small but growing number from other brands) to be remotely controlled via computer. digiCamControl is Windows PC software and allows you to see your camera's live view image on your computer screen, as well as trigger a tethered DSLR remotely, either directly or using a programmable timer. Multiple cameras can be connected at the same time. Click through for more details on connect.dpreview.com.
Nikon 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens announcement tonightSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at May 14 2013 - 12:38 AM (CET)
I already mentioned that Nikon will be releasing their new 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens (86.4mm equivalent) with Nano coating and manual focus ring this week. The official press release will be out in few hours. The US price of the lens will be around $900. I do not expect any other product announcement tonight. Stay tuned for [...] Related posts: Next Nikon announcement: 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens listed on Nikon USA website, we should be very close to the release date Nikon 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens now available for pre-order
May 13, 2013
EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement TonightSource/Copyright: Canon Rumors at May 13 2013 - 11:41 PM (CET)
Stay tuned…….. As previously mentioned, the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x will be announced tonight, stay tuned for full coverage. Get your $12 grand ready! I’ve had a chance to use the lens and will give you my thoughts! Below is an overview of the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Designed to satisfy the discriminating...read more...
Magic Lantern enables Canon 5D Mark III Raw video outputSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 13 2013 - 08:45 PM (CET)
Camera feature modifier Magic Lantern has developed a version of its software enabling 24fps Raw video output from the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. This news has grabbed videographers' attention as it allows for individual frames of 14 bit output, yielding a much wider dynamic range than you'd get from standard 8 bit video files. EOSHD's Andrew Reid has had his hands on the latest version and discusses its implications. Click through for his accounts of this potentially game-changing capability.
Think Tank Photo bags go mirrorlessSource/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at May 13 2013 - 06:28 PM (CET)
Camera bag specialists, Think Tank Photo, have produced a new range of bags aimed at users of smaller mirrorless or compact system cameras, called the Mirrorless Mover Collection.
5D Mark III with Continuous RAW Video RecordingSource/Copyright: Canon Rumors at May 13 2013 - 02:11 PM (CET)
From Magic Lantern Magic Lantern has unlocked RAW video recording in the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. From early reports the quality of the video files is pretty amazing and might be better than the C300 and definitely better than the BlackMagic Cinema Camera. You can read about the workflow, see sample videos and more at EOSHD....read more...
Weekly Nikon news flash #213Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at May 13 2013 - 04:03 AM (CET)
Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 fisheye lens sold for $30k on eBay. Nikon USA is apparently getting into the online training course business - they are currently offering "Photo Editing with Nikon's Capture NX 2" for $19.95. You can now download printable lens hoods for various Nikon lenses. Check out this ugly, fake and rare Nikon 2D [...] Related posts: Weekly Nikon news flash #150 Weekly Nikon news flash #198 Weekly Nikon news flash #154
Two New PowerShot Cameras LeakedSource/Copyright: Canon Rumors at May 13 2013 - 01:35 AM (CET)
New S200 and SuperZoom Two new Canon PowerShot cameras have been leaked. One is the PowerShot S200 and the other looks to be a compact superzoom. There are no confirmed specs for either camera. New PowerShots are expected sometime in May/June. Source: [DCI] cr
May 12, 2013
Free open source tethering software for Nikon DSLR camerasSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at May 12 2013 - 05:58 AM (CET)
DigiCamControl is a free, open source program that gives you full control over Nikon cameras from your Windows PC. It supports tethering, live view, remote triggering, direct image transfer, controlling multiple cameras simultaneously and even offers you to control the camera from your tablet or smartphone. This is the first full release of digiCamControl which [...] Related posts: New Nikon Camera Control open source project Free PC capture software for Nikon DSLR Another free software for Nikon shooters
May 10, 2013
Leica M 240 updatesSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at May 10 2013 - 06:27 PM (CET)
With a $45 adapter from eBay you can mount Nikon G lenses on the Leica M 240 rangefinder camera and have full aperture control. More information and sample images are available here. New Leica accessory: Tap&Dye leather wrist camera strap ($42). New Leica M review by Kristian Dowling with some M vs. M9 comparisons: "Most importantly, in the field, even [...] Related posts: The new Leica M spotted in Malaysia L-camera-forum Q&A session with Leica Leica S system updates
Olympus announces the new Pen E-P5Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at May 10 2013 - 08:00 AM (CET)
Olympus' PEN F homage is an instant collector's item
Olympus Pen E-P5 hands-on previewSource/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at May 10 2013 - 08:00 AM (CET)
The successor to Olympus Pen E-P3 is the new E-P5 and it's not just a new Pen, it's arguably the new Olympus Micro Four Thirds flagship, combining more gorgeous retro styling blended with cutting-edge features like wifi connectivity and a fastest in class shutter.
Just Posted: Detailed hands-on Olympus PEN E-P5 previewSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 10 2013 - 07:00 AM (CET)
Just Posted: Our detailed, hands-on Olympus PEN E-P5 preview. We've been using a pre-production E-P5 for the last few days and have had a dig beyond the specifications to discover how the latest range-topping PEN behaves. We investigate the camera's latest features, including its easy-connect Wi-Fi, its degree of customization and its '2x2' dial behavior. We also take a look at how it compares to the E-P3 and OM-D E-M5, and how the high resolution VF-4 handles on the E-P5 and existing models.
Samsung Galaxy S4: Our first look at imaging featuresSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 10 2013 - 09:49 PM (CET)
The Samsung Galaxy S4 has no doubt been one of the most high-profile smartphone launches of the year. We're digging into its camera capabilities for our full review of Samsung's newest flagship phone, first playing with some of the more innovative capture features from its Dual Shot to Drama mode. We offer our first thoughts on the S4's camera today on connect.dpreview.com.
Olympus launches PEN E-P5 high-end Wi-Fi enabled Micro Four Thirds modelSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 10 2013 - 07:00 AM (CET)
Olympus has announced the PEN E-P5, the fourth in its range of enthusiast-targeted, rangefinder-style Micro Four Thirds cameras. The E-P5 takes the 16MP sensor that has appeared in the company's other models and adds a five-axis image stabilization system and shutter capable of shooting at 1/8000th of a second amongst a host of tweaks and feature improvements. The camera will available from May at around $1,000/£900/€1000 body only. The company has also announced black versions of its 17mm, 45mm and 75mm F1.8 prime lenses, priced the same as their silver counterparts. There is also a 2.4M dot LCD electronic viewfinder, the VF-4.
May 11, 2013
Nat Geo photo contest offers Galapagos expedition grand prizeSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 11 2013 - 12:37 AM (CET)
The 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is accepting submissions. Now in its 25th year, this photo contest offers a top prize that includes a 10-day expedition to the Galapagos Islands and publication of the winning image in the upcoming December/January edition of National Geographic Traveler magazine. The entry fee is $15 per image and contestants can submit as many images as they wish. Submissions must be received by June 30. Click through for more entry information and a look at some of the current submissions.
May 10, 2013
Olympus announces PEN Lite E-PL6 in JapanSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 10 2013 - 01:54 PM (CET)
Olympus has announced the PEN Lite E-PL6 on its Global Website - an update to the E-PL5 that appears destined for the Asian market only. It adds in several of the features from the E-P5 announced at the same time, including an ISO 100-equivalent LOW setting, short release lag shutter mode, intervalometer and time-lapse movie shooting, and full compatibility with the VF-4 viewfinder. It also gains a dual-axis electronic level. It will come body only, in a kit with the 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 II R, or in a twin-lens kit also adding the 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 R. It's set to be available at the end of June.
Nokia's latest Lumia 928 smartphone offers powerful xenon flashSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 10 2013 - 08:30 PM (CET)
Nokia surprised everyone today by announcing its new Lumia 928 in advance of next week's big launch event in London. The Lumia 928 comes equipped with an 8.7-megapixel camera on a 1/3.2" sensor, xenon flash, optical image stabilization and a f/2.0, 26mm-equivalent Carl Zeiss lens. These specs mean it's only a relatively minor upgrade to the current Nokia flagship Windows Phone but still good news for mobile photographers: see why on connect.dpreview.com.
Enjoy the mechanical schematics of those old Nikon F film camerasSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at May 10 2013 - 03:09 AM (CET)
Mesmerize over those mechanical schematics of old Nikon F film cameras: Clare Wyoh via Gizmodo 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 patents a digital back for 35mm film SLR cameras Nikon Film Festival Belgium now accepting entries “Broken Night” short film shot entirely on the Nikon D800 now available online
Aesthetics versus truth: DW Akademie examines ethics of retouchingSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 10 2013 - 02:11 AM (CET)
How do you balance the demands of aesthetics and documentary truth? Image manipulation of documentary photographs is nothing new, but it is certainly much easier now than ever before. DW Akadamie has published a feature examining the challenges faced by photojournalists and picture editors in creating attractive and atmospheric images, without compromising their authenticity. Click through for extracts from the article, images and a link to the full feature at www.dw.de.com.
Leica exec speaks to Forbes.com about digital medium-format strategySource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 10 2013 - 01:11 AM (CET)
Stephan Schulz, the Head of Professional Photo at Leica Camera AG has given an interview to Forbes.com in which he explains the opportunities - and challenges - of moving into the professional digital medium-format marketplace. Traditionally identified with 35mm (film and latterly 'full frame' digital), Leica announced the creation of the S2 back in 2009, and followed it with the 37MP late last year. Click through for some extracts, and a link to the full interview at Forbes.com.
May 9, 2013
Nikon's yearly financial results are outSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at May 09 2013 - 06:30 PM (CET)
Nikon published their financial results for the year ending on March 31, 2013. You probably remember that for the third quarter the company reported a "rapid deterioration in the market" which led to a cut in the annual profit forecast and some pretty good savings. Summary for the financial year that ended on March 31, 2013 for Nikon [...] Related posts: Nikon’s yearly financial results are out Nikon reported better than expected financial results for 2012 Nikon’s financial results for the first half of the year are out
May 8, 2013
Poll: What concerns you most about Adobe's move to subscriptions?Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 08 2013 - 09:05 PM (CET)
Adobe's decision to move to a subscription-based model for its professional creative software has prompted probably the most impassioned response we've ever seen to a news story on dpreview.com. There's a risk that the sheer volume of comments might prevent a clear message being heard, so we've prepared a poll of the most common complaints, to help establish what your biggest concerns are.
May 9, 2013
UK Intellectual Property Office responds on 'abolition of copyright' lawSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 09 2013 - 01:56 AM (CET)
The UK Intellectual Property Office has issued a 'myth-busting' document about the effect on photographers of a newly-introduced law. The law includes new rules regulating the use of 'orphan works' - intellectual property whose copyright holder cannot be identified. This has led to concern that the changes will allow UK companies to use copyright material from anywhere in the world without the approval of the copyright holder.
May 8, 2013
Meet the photographer behind Apple's product picturesSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 08 2013 - 11:13 PM (CET)
When you think about Apple products, the pictures that come to mind of gleaming glass and aluminium are likely the work of a photographer you've never heard of - until now. In an interview with The Verge, industrial photographer Peter Belanger offers an insight into his painstaking processes, including his complex lighting schemes and choice of camera equipment. Learn more on connect.dpreview.com.
Deals on Nikon equipment for Mother's DaySource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at May 08 2013 - 08:43 PM (CET)
B&H currently offers $300 off on the Nikon D600 and 24-85mm lens kit that comes also with free accessories worth $238 (Nikon WU-1b wireless mobile adapter, Watson EN-EL15 lithium-ion battery, SanDisk 16GB SDHC memory card, Ruggard Navigator 35 DSLR shoulder bag and Oben ACM-2400 4-section aluminum monopod). The full list of Nikon special can be [...] Related posts: Adorama weekly specials – good deals on memory cards Nikon D800/D800E cameras are currently not compatible with Eye-Fi cards The new Nikon D600/D800 instant savings are now live, valid for only 2 days
Leica Gallery Salzburg shows works by the photographer and jazz trumpeter Till BronnerSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at May 08 2013 - 05:53 PM (CET)
Solms (ots) - Till Bronner is true not only in Germany but also in international comparison as one of the best jazz trumpeter. That the musicians but also for years dealing intensively with photography, is less known.The Leica Gallery Salzburg is now 17 May to 06 July 2013 Brönners work in the exhibition "Faces of talent," in Bronner, [...] Related posts: Leica introduces new support program for young photographers Leica’s “Visual Gallery” during Photokina New Leica dedicated digital gallery opened in London
AKVIS Refocus 3.5 Becomes FasterSource/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at May 08 2013 - 05:06 PM (CET)
AKVIS announces the release of AKVIS Refocus v.3.5 for Windows and Mac OS X. The software improves sharpness of out of focus images and adds lens blur effects to your photos. In version 3.5 image processing speed has been increased.
X-Rite Announces Four Free May WebinarsSource/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at May 08 2013 - 05:02 PM (CET)
Online educational tutorials provide photographers with basic information, insights, and tips to achieve color control, consistency and creativity in their digital imaging and video workflow
Adobe reveals new Creative Cloud version of PhotoshopSource/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at May 08 2013 - 01:40 PM (CET)
At Adobe MAX, The Creativity Conference, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Photoshop® CC as part of a major update to Adobe Creative Cloud™ (see separate press releases). Photoshop CC pushes the boundaries of possibility, offering a powerful new creative process, legendary imaging magic, and greater creative freedom with new tools and workflows. Adobe Photoshop CC will be available, exclusively to Creative Cloud members, in June.
Adobe accelerating shift to Creative Cloud servicesSource/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at May 08 2013 - 01:30 PM (CET)
At Adobe MAX, The Creativity Conference, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today accelerated its shift to the cloud with a major update to Adobe® Creative Cloud™, the company’s flagship offering for creatives.
Adobe unveils future based on Creative Cloud subscription applicationsSource/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at May 08 2013 - 01:17 PM (CET)
At Adobe MAX, The Creativity Conference, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced a significant update to Adobe® Creative Cloud™, the company’s flagship offering for creatives. Available in June and packed with new features, Creative Cloud reimagines the creative process through a stunning set of "CC" desktop applications and sophisticated cross-device collaboration and publishing capabilities.
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art lens sample imagesSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at May 08 2013 - 03:43 AM (CET)
Foto Hans Keuzekamp received their first Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art lens for Nikon mount and sent me few sample images taken with the Nikon D7100. This new 30mm f/1.4 lens is designed for APS-C/DX Nikon DSLRs cameras (45mm equivalent focal length) and is compatible with the Sigma USB dock ($59). The lens is still not shipping in [...] Related posts: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM lens for Nikon DX cameras announced It’s real: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens announced First images taken with the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens are out
Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reactionSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 08 2013 - 02:09 AM (CET)
Yesterday's announcement by Adobe that it will cease 'perpetual license' sales of Photoshop and its Creative Suite counterparts has generated considerable backlash here on dpreview and across the web. With such a significant change in store, we spoke today with Adobe VP of Creative Solutions, Winston Hendrickson for his response to the uproar.
Looking into the future of mobile photographySource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 08 2013 - 06:35 PM (CET)
As smartphone cameras continuously improve, we can't help but wonder what's in store for both the future of such devices and the way we use them as photographers. Will the constant upgrade cycle and users' desire for new features make for smartphones with super cameras? Or maybe they'll evolve to become companion gadgets to dedicated cameras, rather than attempting to do it all themselves. In this article, we'll be looking current technology, and what's currently rumored to be in the works, in an attempt to predict what the future of such connected cameras - and photography - might look like. Click through to read more on connect.dpreview.com.
May 7, 2013
Flying Penguins: Photography in AntarcticaSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 07 2013 - 08:57 PM (CET)
DPReview reader Eric Lew is a keen wildlife photographer, and recently returned from a trip to Antarctica. He shared some recollections, advice and photographs in a post on our forums, but we thought what he wrote was so good it deserved a wider audience. Click through for Eric's 2-page article 'Flying Penguins: Photography in Antactica' and find out how you too can publish articles like this on dpreview.
HTC One camera first look: Imaging featuresSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 07 2013 - 09:06 PM (CET)
After our recent Smartphone Super Shootout we are working full steam ahead toward our comprehensive camera review of the HTC One, the Taiwanese manufacturer's new flagship smartphone which features a 4 'ultrapixel' sensor, a fast F2.0 lens and optical image stabilization. Unti then, we offer up a close look at the new phone's imaging features.
Google Glass inspires etiquette guide and SNL mockerySource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 07 2013 - 09:06 PM (CET)
While the sketch comedy television show Saturday Night Live mocked the awkwardness of Google Glass wearers this week, the Wall Street Journal offered up an etiquette guide for Glass wearers. Even Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has warned we will have 'develop some new social etiquette' to accommodate the new technology. WSJ's advice covers when and where to don the wearable tech, and more tips for early adopters. Read on at connect.dpreview.com.
Nikon ViewNX 2.7.5 and Capture NX 2.4.2 releasedSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at May 07 2013 - 06:24 PM (CET)
Today Nikon announced ViewNX 2.7.5 and Capture NX 2.4.2. The only modification in the new versions is related to the Nikon D600: When RAW images captured with a D600 running C firmware Ver. 1.01 at an Image area setting of DX (24×16) 1.5× and any Active D-Lighting setting other than Off were opened in ViewNX 2 [...] Related posts: Nikon ViewNX 2.7.1 released Nikon Regsweeper released + ViewNX 2 64 bit? Nikon ViewNX 2.7.4, NEF RAW Codec 1.18.0 released
May 6, 2013
Adobe heralds subscription-only future for Photoshop and Creative SuiteSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 06 2013 - 08:28 PM (CET)
Adobe has said it will no longer be developing its Creative Suite range of software, leaving its subscription and cloud-based Creative Cloud as the only way of accessing the latest version of Photoshop. Adobe has been trying to encourage users away from the traditional one-off payment licenses and on to a monthly payment model, with features such as online storage and syncing between devices. This latest move ups the ante by making it the only option for future versions of the software.
May 7, 2013
Resurrecting a WWII optic with scraps and a 3D printerSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 07 2013 - 01:25 AM (CET)
Falling into the interesting photo experiments category, Patrick Letourneau adapted a Kodak Aero Ektar 178mm F2.5 lens, a surplus lens originally used during World War II in bomber-mounted cameras, to use with his Panasonic GH2. A Thorium-oxide coating was used on the Aero Ektar's rear element to improve its refraction index, a fact that adds a sense of intrigue to the unique project. Click through for more details, and pictures.
May 6, 2013
Adobe updates Creative Cloud with exclusive tools for Photoshop CCSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 06 2013 - 07:00 PM (CET)
Adobe has updated its suite of Creative Cloud software, with the latest versions rebranded with the appendage 'CC'. Adobe Photoshop CC highlights include the Camera Shake Reduction tool that Adobe demoed earlier this year, and the ability to apply Camera Raw as a filter to any raster, vector or video layer. Creative Cloud members can now sync their Photoshop preferences across multiple devices. Click to read about these and other Photoshop CC features.
Fujifilm releases X100S firmware 1.02, correcting OVF brightness bugSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 06 2013 - 08:53 PM (CET)
Fujifilm has announced the availability of new firmware for its X100S fixed-lens compact camera. Firmware version 1.02 corrects an issue where the framelines in the camera's viewfinder did not automatically adjust brightness at ISO 1600 and higher. Fujifilm has also issued firmware updates for its Z2000EXR, HS50EXR, F820EXR and F900EXR compacts. Click through for more details and links.
David East: Stills photography with a GoProSource/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 06 2013 - 06:51 PM (CET)
South Africa-based filmmaker David East uses a GoPro camera for his video work, but has started to use it for stills as well. Although not as technically sound as images taken on a dedicated stills camera, there's an evocative quality to his work, taken using an 11MP GoPro HD HERO2, which we really like. Click through for more details, and a small selection of images.
May 3, 2013
DxO ViewPoint 1.2 releasedSource/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at May 03 2013 - 01:37 PM (CET)
Now with better workflow functionality, DxO Labs has announced version 1.2 of its powerful perspective distortion correction tool, ViewPoint, which can be used as a stand-alone program or as a Photoshop or Lightroom plugin.
Leica M sets the standard of shutter noise in many US courtroomsSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at May 03 2013 - 01:13 AM (CET)
The Leica M rangefinder camera still sets the standard of acceptable shutter noise in many US courtrooms today. Here is a quote from Minnesota court's General Rules of Practice document: And another quote from Vermont court's "tiquette for Media document: Not more than one still photographer, utilizing not more than two still cameras with not more than two lenses for each camera and [...] Related posts: LEICA S-SYSTEM EXPANDED BY FIVE S-LENSES WITH CENTRAL SHUTTER Leica has not stopped making film cameras (rerun) What happened to the new 35mm Summilux lens?
May 2, 2013
Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for April 2013Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at May 02 2013 - 04:14 AM (CET)
Those are the top 10 most visited LeicaRumors posts for April 2013: Another Leica price increase coming on May 1st Leica M type 240 reviews, Canon lens adapter, T-shirts and more You can now add Leica M-mount to Sigma DP cameras for $300 Sylvester Stallone's Leica M9 used in the movie Expendables II is [...] Related posts: Precautionary check for all Leica M type 240 cameras delivered before April 5, 2013 Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for January 2013 Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for March 2013
May 1, 2013
Canon's summer cashbackSource/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at May 01 2013 - 02:32 PM (CET)
Claim up to £55 cashback on a range of selected products across Digital SLR and lenses, compact cameras, inkjet printers and camcorders.
Samsung announces the NX2000Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at May 01 2013 - 02:17 PM (CET)
Samsung expands award winning NX range with addition of the NX2000
Apr 30, 2013
New Leica M 240 accessories: RRS plate, Thumbs Up and moreSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 30 2013 - 05:21 AM (CET)
RRS released new base, L-plate and a grip for the Leica M 240 camera: Remove the base of your Leica M240 and completely replace it with our elegant base that is CNC machined from T6061 aluminum. With integral dovetails, this base allows you to mount your camera directly into a Really Right Stuff quick-release clamp. [...] Related posts: New custom plate for Leica M8/M9 from RRS Really Right Stuff releases Leica L-plate design Really Right Stuff now takes pre-orders for the modular L-plate and grip system for Leica M8/M9
Apr 26, 2013
New Leica store coming to Los AngelesSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 26 2013 - 04:38 AM (CET)
According to this LinkedIn job listing Leica is planning a new store and gallery in Los Angeles and is currently looking for a general manager. Since the job opening is directly from Leica Camera Inc, this most likely will be a corporate owned stored (similar to the one in Washington D.C.). The official opening is scheduled for next month (May, [...] Related posts: Leica Store Miami grand opening White Leica X2 limited edition, new Leica Store coming to Manila Grand opening of the Leica Store in Washington DC
Apr 24, 2013
Precautionary check for all Leica M type 240 cameras delivered before April 5, 2013Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 24 2013 - 03:57 PM (CET)
Leica just issued this statement regarding loose carrying strap eyelets for some of the Leica M type 240 cameras delivered before April 5, 2013: We are aware that a few of the new Leica M (Typ 240) cameras shipped prior to April 5th 2013 have loose carrying strap eyelets. We have identified that these cases were [...] Related posts: Leica M (240) release date delayed till April 30, 2013 2013 calendar of historic Leica cameras Leica M (type 240) now shipping in limited quantities
Apr 23, 2013
Alfred Eisenstaedt's Leica camera and "Kiss in Times Square" photo up for saleSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 23 2013 - 12:12 AM (CET)
The upcoming 23rd WestLicht Photographica Camera Auction that will take place on May 25th 2013 will have another interesting item up for auction: Alfred Eisenstaedt's Leica camera (starting bid: EUR 12,000/ over $15,000) and his famous signed photograph "Kiss in Times Square" (starting bid: EUR 9,000/over $11,000): The expected selling price for the photograph is $23,500, the Leica [...] Related posts: Leica MS @ Westlich Auction Highlights of the upcoming 23rd WestLicht Photographica Camera Auction New world record for the most expensive camera: 2,790,000 USD for Leica 0-Serie
Apr 21, 2013
Two new Leica M casesSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 21 2013 - 08:24 PM (CET)
Fastandprime introduced a new Leica M camera bag called Agent 86 (prices starting at £650, around $1,000). The dimensions are: width 8", height 6" and depth 3.5". After the MCube, Luxnco released a new M-Insert case (159EUR, around $200) that is customized to the shape of a Leica M and can be inserted into a regular photo bag. Posted by [...] Related posts: MCub: a new case for Leica M cameras Leica inspired iPhone snap cases JnK and Arte di Mano leather cases for Leica cameras
Leica Akademie workshops coming to CanadaSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 21 2013 - 07:39 PM (CET)
Leica Camera announced several new workshops that will take place in Canada as a part of the Leica Akademie North America program: Additional information can be found 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: 2012-2013 Leica Akademie workshops Leica announces new photography workshops at London training facility, Leica Akademie 2012-2013 Leica Akademie North America workshops
Apr 16, 2013
Leica Camera AG partners with the Nordic Light International Festival of PhotographySource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 16 2013 - 03:59 PM (CET)
Leica Camera AG partners with the Nordic Light International Festival of Photography: Solms (ots) - Leica Camera AG is an official partner of the 2013 at the Nordic Light International Festival of Photography in Kristiansund Norway (23 to 27 April 2013). During the weeklong festival, internationally renowned top photographers meet with locals, students, amateurs and students in [...] Related posts: Leica Camera is an official partner of the St. Moritz Art Masters 2012 Leica Camera at the New York Photo Festival Leica Camera announces programming for 2012 FotoWeekDC
Apr 14, 2013
JnK and Arte di Mano leather cases for Leica camerasSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 14 2013 - 05:06 AM (CET)
JnK is another manufacturer of high end leather cases for Leica cameras and accessories located in Korea (see also their Arte di Mano collection). I had the chance to try one of the Arte di Mano cases in the Leica Store in Miami and it's one of the best cases I have ever seen. Of course the price is also very high - the [...] Related posts: Angelo Pelle’s Leica half cases New: Angelo Pelle leather half-case for Leica M (type 240) Fast+Prime handmade cases for Leica cameras
More Lego-made Leica M8/M9 camerasSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 14 2013 - 04:20 AM (CET)
Lego-made Leica cameras are nothing new. Chris McVeigh used 114 Lego pieces to recreate the Leica M9-P Hermes camera. You can get all the details on how to build it yourself from this PDF file. There is also a Leica M8 Lego version: Via Petapixel Related posts: Leica M9 replica made out of Lego pieces White Leica M8 replica made out of Lego Lego Leica M8
Apr 11, 2013
Leica M type 240 reviews, Canon lens adapter, T-shirts and moreSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 11 2013 - 06:06 PM (CET)
Leica M 240 review by Tom Grill (incl. high resolution images): "In terms of resolution, dynamic range, capability in low light, and expanded features, the M (240) has reached a pinnacle of digital perfection that is exceptional in the tests I have done so far. Keep in mind this is a system camera and gains [...] Related posts: Leica M type 240 DxoMark score: better than the M9, not as good as Nikon’s full frame cameras Canon 5D Mark II modified with a Leica Noctilux 50mm f/1.0 lens Ming Thein and Jonathan Slack review the Leica M type 240
Apr 10, 2013
List of stolen equipment from the Leica store in Mayfair LondonSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 10 2013 - 08:50 PM (CET)
The Leica store in Mayfair London was burgled again last Sunday. Above is the list of the stolen equipment with serial numbers. If you have any information or if you come across any of the stolen items, please call Ellie Imison at 07772 676029 (UK phone number). Posted by LeicaRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and [...] Related posts: Leica to open a new flagship store in Mayfair (London) The Opening of Leica Mayfair, London (video) Leica store openes in London today
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 [...]
Jul 19, 2012
Personal message: a new job means a big change for this websiteSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 19 2012 - 05:00 AM (CET)
Earlier this month, I accepted a photojournalism instructor position at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) here in Calgary. SAIT is home to one of Canada's premiere visual journalism programs, and I'm excited that the teaching of future Canadian photojournalists will be my full-time gig starting in a few week's time. My new job has led to an especially difficult decision regarding this website, please see the full story for more.
Jul 17, 2012
Nick Didlick demonstrates video, time-lapse abilities of Nikon 1 V1Source/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 17 2012 - 10:30 PM (CET)
Vancouver, Canada-based photographer Nick Didlick has recently posted two short movies showcasing the video and time-lapse capabilities of the Nikon 1 V1 camera. Each is well worth a look, both for what Didlick has captured and for the ethereal effect he has given each video in post-production.
A few thoughts about the Nikon D4Source/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 17 2012 - 08:30 PM (CET)
Since picking up a Nikon D4 in March it has been my go-to camera for low light and high speed photography, supplementing a D800E that's now used for just about everything else. Here are a few observations about D4 image quality, autofocus, wireless networking and more.
Jul 16, 2012
Usability improvements headline ShutterSnitch 2.5Source/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 16 2012 - 06:00 PM (CET)
ShutterSnitch, our favourite iOS app for receiving pictures from a wireless-capable camera, is soon to be updated to v2.5. The new version brings with it some of the best usability improvements in the app since v2.0 was released back in 2010.
Jul 14, 2012
New Vagabond Mini Lithium mounting option now availableSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 14 2012 - 09:30 PM (CET)
In November 2011, we published a roundup of some of the light stand mounting methods available for the Paul C. Buff Vagabond Mini Lithium portable power pack. It included a homegrown solution developed by photographer James Burke, one that we really liked but lacked the tools and skill to make ourselves. Burke has solved that problem, by turning his custom clamp into a product that's now available for purchase.
Third public beta of Photo Mechanic 5 postedSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 14 2012 - 03:00 PM (CET)
Camera Bits has posted the third public beta version of Photo Mechanic 5, the next major iteration of the pro photo browsing, captioning and uploading application for Mac and Windows.
Jul 13, 2012
Sun Scout iOS app displays sun position via iPhone cameraSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 13 2012 - 07:00 PM (CET)
We were recently alerted to an iOS app called Sun Scout, which superimposes a graphical representation of the sun's future position on a scene captured by your iPhone's camera. If, for example, you are scouting a shooting location, Sun Scout will plot and display the sun's path, for a date and range of times that you specify, on the image of the scene as captured by your camera.
Speedlite 600EX-RT, ST-E3-RT support added in latest PocketWizard beta firmwareSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 13 2012 - 05:00 PM (CET)
LPA Design has posted beta firmware for the Canon versions of the PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 wireless remote devices. Beta firmware v6.104 adds support for the Speedlite 600EX-RT and Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT. It also incorporates rear curtain sync improvements and corrects a bug related to FlexTT5 remote camera triggering.
Photography prominent in Posey MagazineSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 13 2012 - 03:00 PM (CET)
Posey Magazine features a look at life in Posey County, Indiana through words and prominent photography play. Featured on the right side of the main page are past issues of Posey that are well worth a look.
Creativity abounds in Tour de France gallerySource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 13 2012 - 03:00 PM (CET)
The Atlantic features The 2012 Tour de France, Part 1 of 2, a gallery exhibiting high creativity of the photographers involved.
Jul 12, 2012
Nik releases HDR Efex Pro 2Source/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 12 2012 - 10:30 PM (CET)
Nik has released HDR Efex Pro 2, a major update to the high-dynamic range imaging plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and Apple Aperture. Major improvements include a new tone-mapping engine, an updated user interface, and a variety of new feature such as chromatic aberration reduction, graduated neutral density control, a history browser, and more.
How four photojournalism students scooped the worldSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 12 2012 - 09:00 PM (CET)
A University of Montana publication called Main Hall to Main Street has a great story recounting a day in the 1990s when four of the University's photojournalism students scooped the world. Alerted to the U.S. FBI's impending arrest of the Unabomber, the quartet followed an unlikely hunch that led to their photos running on the cover of Newsweek, in The New York Times, and in many other international publications.
SunPhos, sun path prediction app for Android now availableSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 12 2012 - 07:00 PM (CET)
Introduced earlier this year, SunPhos, a sun path prediction/display app for Android allows photographers and videographers to graphically display the location and angle of the sun, and thus the path of its light, for any given time and place.
Reuters features Full Focus for JuneSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 12 2012 - 05:30 PM (CET)
Reuters Full Focus features the Images of June in a large-image gallery.
Nikon developing AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6G supertelephotoSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 12 2012 - 02:45 PM (CET)
Nikon has announced the development of the AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6G supertelephoto lens. It will feature Silent Wave autofocus, a three-position (A/M, M/A, M) focus mode switch, a drop-in filter slot and Vibration Reduction.
Jul 11, 2012
Feature: Steve Simon's passion for documentary photographySource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 11 2012 - 11:00 PM (CET)
A career in documentary photojournalism has never been an easy path and that seems to be more true now than ever before. Yet Steve Simon persists. For us, Simon has long been an exemplar of a photographer doing consistently excellent work while pursuing his passion for documentary photography and managing, by hook or by crook, to get interesting and worthwhile projects done.
Lexar to release XQD memory cards before end of SeptemberSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 11 2012 - 03:00 PM (CET)
Lexar has announced their intention to ship Lexar-branded XQD memory cards later this quarter, meaning they should be available before the end of September.
Jul 10, 2012
Lexar releases firmware fix for USB 3.0 reader incompatibilitySource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 10 2012 - 11:15 PM (CET)
Lexar today has posted a firmware update for its Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader that corrects an incompatibility with the USB 3.0 ports of Apple's newest notebooks, including the MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
onOne reduces cost of DSLR Camera Remote appsSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 10 2012 - 10:30 PM (CET)
onOne Software has cut the prices of its DSLR Camera Remote apps in half. Now, DSLR Camera Remote Professional Edition 1.4.3 for the iPhone and iPod touch is US$9.99, down from US$19.99, while DSLR Camera Remote HD 1.4.3 for the iPad is US$24.99, rather than US$49.99.
MSNBC features week in sportsSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 10 2012 - 02:00 PM (CET)
MSNBC features some interesting moments in this edition of the Week in Sports Pictures.
Los Angeles Times: Pictures in the NewsSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 10 2012 - 02:00 PM (CET)
The Los Angeles Times has published a fine daily gallery in Pictures in the News: July 9, 2012.
The Atlantic: The Running of the Bulls 2012Source/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 10 2012 - 02:00 PM (CET)
The Atlantic has an interesting gallery on the spectacle that is The Running of the Bulls 2012.
Jul 7, 2012
Second public beta of Photo Mechanic 5 postedSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 07 2012 - 02:45 PM (CET)
Camera Bits has posted the second public beta version of Photo Mechanic 5, the next major iteration of the pro photo browsing, captioning and uploading application for Mac and Windows.
Jul 6, 2012
Camera Bits releases public beta of Photo Mechanic 5Source/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 06 2012 - 02:00 AM (CET)
Camera Bits has released a public beta version of Photo Mechanic 5, the next major iteration of the pro photo browsing, captioning and uploading application for Mac and Windows. New features include optional automatic image import when a memory card is mounted, video playback (including frame grabbing on the Mac), a non-modal preview window, streamlined photo transfers and various IPTC/XMP metadata improvements. Photo Mechanic 5 also has a refreshed user interface and a new application icon.
Jul 5, 2012
Reuters gives a peek at remotely aimed DSLR system slated for OlympicsSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 05 2012 - 05:15 PM (CET)
The Reuters photography blog has posted a story on the remote-controlled DSLR systems the wire service has been developing and will deploy at the upcoming London Olympics. Reuters refers to the systems as "robotic cameras" and while the post is short on details it's clear that the cameras can not only be triggered but also aimed and zoomed remotely. The post includes several interesting pictures of the rigs, including one rafter-mounted unit with a Canon EOS-1D X in place.
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM deliveries delayed until mid-SeptemberSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 05 2012 - 02:15 PM (CET)
The Canon EF-24-70mm f/2.8L II USM will now ship in the middle of September, says Canon USA in a notice today. This is the second shipping delay for the new L-series zoom, which was originally slated for release in June.
Jul 4, 2012
Firmware update 1.02 released for Nikon D4Source/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 04 2012 - 03:45 PM (CET)
Nikon has released firmware v1.02 for the D4. The update correct bugs related to memory card formatting, FTP uploading, using aperture ring-equipped lenses in video mode, displaying Adobe RGB photos on the rear LCD and more.
Photographer worked with music's legendsSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 04 2012 - 02:30 PM (CET)
TIME LightBox features Rock 'n' Roll Legend: Jim Marshall's Musician Portraits, an interesting gallery featuring some of the greatest musical artists.
Jul 3, 2012
NYT LENS: features Witnesses to WarSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 03 2012 - 03:15 PM (CET)
LENS, The New York Times photo blog features Witnesses to War, accounts collected by Michael Kamber from his fellow photojournalists covering the conflicts of our time.
Die Presse.com features interesting gallerySource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 03 2012 - 02:45 PM (CET)
Vienna's Die Presse.com features an interesting gallery of a collection of daily images.
Jul 2, 2012
Elinchrom releases RQ Li-Ion Battery for Ranger QuadraSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 02 2012 - 10:30 PM (CET)
Elinchrom has announced that the RQ Li-Ion Battery for the Ranger Quadra portable flash system is now available. Compared to the standard sealed lead acid battery, the new Lithium-based unit is promised to deliver more than double the number of full power pops while also being less than half the weight. It's said to charge faster and provide faster recycle times too.
Paul C. Buff now shipping 22-inch Reflector BagSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 02 2012 - 09:45 PM (CET)
Paul C. Buff has released the 22-inch Reflector Bag, a padded, soft-sided nylon case for the company's High Output Beauty Dish (white or silver) and Retro Laser reflector.
Adobe posts CS6 hardware recommendationsSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 02 2012 - 07:30 PM (CET)
Adobe has posted a PDF document with hardware recommendations to provide "good", "better", and "best" performance for Creative Suite 6 applications such as Photoshop CS6.
Sony announces faster, higher-capacity XQD cardsSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jul 02 2012 - 04:45 PM (CET)
Sony has announced a new line of XQD memory cards that feature higher read/write speeds than existing XQD offerings. Sony XQD S Series will be capable of read/write speeds of 168MB/s, says the company, as compared to 125MB/s for the H Series, which began shipping earlier this year. Two S Series capacities are planned, 32GB and 64GB, with the latter providing double the maximum capacity of the H Series.
Jun 30, 2012
Great soccer action in The Big PictureSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 30 2012 - 03:15 PM (CET)
The Big Picture from The Boston Globe features Euro 2012 Soccer Championship, Part II: The action.
LATimes: features best images of the weekSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 30 2012 - 03:00 PM (CET)
The Los Angeles Times features The Week in Pictures: June 25 - July 1, 2012.
The Atlantic features Scenes from UndergroundSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 30 2012 - 03:00 PM (CET)
The Atlantic features a pair of interesting galleries in Scenes from Underground: Part 1 and Part II.
Jun 29, 2012
Alamy releases white paper on the current state of image licensingSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 29 2012 - 09:35 PM (CET)
The stock photo agency Alamy has released a white paper reporting on a round table discussion the company recently hosted addressing the current state of stock image licensing. The white paper, called "Image Licensing: Time for a Change?", is available as a free PDF download.
NPPA 2012 Short Grants open for applicationsSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 29 2012 - 09:30 PM (CET)
The U.S. National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) is now accepting applications for its 2012 Short Grants program. The program awards six grants of US$3,000 each to fund picture story projects where the bulk of the work can be completed in two weeks or less.
MSNBC features the Week in PicturesSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 29 2012 - 02:45 PM (CET)
MSNBC features another fine gallery in the latest version of the Week in Pictures.
Jun 28, 2012
Freeware IPTC Preset Editor for Nikon D4 comes to the MacSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 28 2012 - 04:45 PM (CET)
After releasing a Windows version earlier this month, Jarle Aasland has now posted IPTC Preset Editor for Mac. The free utility creates and edits IPTC metadata files that can subsequently be loaded into the Nikon D4. It performs the same task as Nikon's IPTC Preset Manager, but without the need to install Microsoft Silverlight.
New firmware for Canon EOS 7D will increase buffer capacity, moreSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 28 2012 - 06:15 AM (CET)
Canon has announced that firmware v2.0 for the EOS 7D, a free update slated for release in August, will increase the specified number of RAW frames that can be captured in a burst from 15 to 25, enable audio levels to be adjusted in 64 increments, add support for GPS Receiver GP-E2 and more.
Jun 27, 2012
Feature: An eye for nature's whimsical momentsSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 27 2012 - 03:00 PM (CET)
For many years, photographer Robin Loznak's photo credit has been popping up on MSNBC.com's Week in Pictures feature on a surprisingly regular basis. Loznak's knack for making offbeat, "found" nature images and animal photos has endeared him to the site's photo editors and readers alike. It has been an unusual level of consistent exposure for a photographer who has spent most of his 20-year career as a newspaper staff shooter in small towns. We asked Loznak how he gets so many cool nature pictures and what it's like making a go of it as a photographer far from the urban hubs.
Jun 26, 2012
MSNBC features week's best sports imagesSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 26 2012 - 02:45 PM (CET)
MSNBC features the best from the world of sports with a gallery on the Week in Sports Pictures.
Reuters features Best of Euro 2012Source/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 26 2012 - 02:45 PM (CET)
Reuters features an updated gallery on the Best of Euro 2012.
Jun 25, 2012
Ilford launches new Galerie Prestige and Premium papers in U.S. (updated)Source/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 25 2012 - 07:15 PM (CET)
Ilford has launched two new Galerie Prestige inkjet papers in the U.S., a Smooth Gloss 310 gsm and a Smooth Pearl 310 gsm. The company is also launching a new paper lineup called Galerie Premium with a quality level just under the top-line Galerie Prestige papers. The first two Galerie Premium papers are a Gloss 270 gsm and a Lustre 270 gsm.
Jun 24, 2012
Official White House photographer Pete Souza posts Canon EOS 5D Mark III picture to Flickr (updated)Source/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 24 2012 - 10:45 PM (CET)
The great majority of photographs captured of U.S. president Barack Obama, by his official photographer Pete Souza, have been taken with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. The same is true of other members of the White House photo team; the all-Canon crew have used mainly that camera, the EOS 5D or the EOS-1Ds Mark III since Obama took office in January 2009. Late last week, Souza signaled that he has recently been giving the EOS 5D Mark III a whirl, when a picture shot with Canon's new 22.12 million image pixel digital SLR showed up in the White House's Flickr photostream.
Jun 23, 2012
National Geographic selects contest samplingSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 23 2012 - 05:00 PM (CET)
Editors from the National Geographic Travel Magazine: 2012 Photo Contest have selected a sampling of the best ones from thousands of entrants.
Jun 22, 2012
DxO Optics Pro v7.5.1 releasedSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 22 2012 - 05:00 PM (CET)
DxO has updated its raw conversion application, Optics Pro, to version 7.5.1. The update adds support for raw files from the Nikon D800/D800E and D3200, the Sony SLT A35 and A57, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1.
NYT: sports photog remembers the days of manual focus, Tri-X, and a Nikon FSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 22 2012 - 04:45 PM (CET)
The New York Times has published a short article and a gallery of pictures by sports photographer Steven Sutton who remembers shooting the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in 1972. The gallery photos, all from the Trials, are in black-and-white and shot on Tri-X film with a Nikon F tricked out with a "revolutionary auto winder".
D4, D800, D800E and SB-910 support added in latest PocketWizard beta firmwareSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 22 2012 - 04:00 PM (CET)
LPA Design has posted beta firmware for the Nikon versions of the PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 wireless remote devices. Beta firmware v3.110 adds support for the D4, D800 and D800E cameras plus the Speedlight SB-910. It also incorporates fixes related to D7000 HyperSync operation, occasional overexposure involving Speedlights in zone C and for other operational quirks.
MSNBC posts best of weekSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 22 2012 - 03:30 PM (CET)
MSNBC features another fine selection of the Week in Pictures.
Jun 20, 2012
More blog posts on shooting EOS-1D X at Canon Pro NetworkSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 20 2012 - 07:30 PM (CET)
The Canon Professional Network has published two more blog posts from photographers using the EOS-1D X to shoot the UEFA EURO 2012 soccer tournament. We noted the first post in the series last week, and it appears it may be an ongoing feature for the EURO 2012 tournament, which ends July 1, 2012.
Epic storms highlight National Geographic gallerySource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 20 2012 - 03:00 PM (CET)
National Geographic features a gallery on Epic Storms, the black-and-white work of Mitch Dobrowner.
Jun 19, 2012
Ilford offering free printing webinar Thurs, June 21Source/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 19 2012 - 05:30 PM (CET)
Ilford is offering a free webinar on printing and the company's Galerie Prestige papers called "How to Print Like an Ilford Master". The webinar takes place this Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 11:00am EDT and repeats in a second session the same day at 1:00pm.
Canon issues firmware v1.1.3 for EOS 5D Mark III, DPP 3.11.31Source/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 19 2012 - 03:30 PM (CET)
Canon has issued firmware v1.1.3 for the EOS 5D Mark III, which adds support for the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM and fixes bugs related to Auto Lighting Optimizer, the rear LCD and the use of certain supertelephoto lenses with teleconverters attached. Various language mistakes in the camera's menus have also been corrected. Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 3.11.31 for Mac and Windows tackles minor bugs while also adding support for the EOS Rebel T4i/650D and EOS 60Da.
SI features Leading OffSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 19 2012 - 03:00 PM (CET)
Sports Illustrated features the best in sports images with Leading Off: Pictures of the Week.
Stern gallery on McCurry well worth a lookSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 19 2012 - 02:30 PM (CET)
Stern's online magazine features an interesting gallery of some of Steve McCurry's best images.
Apple posts revised Thunderbolt updaterSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 19 2012 - 02:15 PM (CET)
After last week's Thunderbolt Update 1.2 was implicated in a spate of kernel panics and boot errors affecting some Mac owners, Apple pulled the updater. They've now issued a revised version, Thunderbolt Software Update 1.2.1. As before, the only stated change is support for the Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter accessory that Apple also introduced last week.
Jun 18, 2012
Interesting collection features Paul McCartneySource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 18 2012 - 06:30 PM (CET)
In recognition of Paul McCartney's 70th birthday, TIME LightBox features an interesting collection of images of the Beatle.
MSNBC sports gallery a winnerSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 18 2012 - 05:30 PM (CET)
MSNBC features a top-notch gallery of images in the Week in Sports Pictures.
Nikon-compatible Phottix Odin TTL flash triggering system ships tomorrowSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 18 2012 - 04:30 PM (CET)
Phottix has announced that Nikon-compatible versions of the Odin TTL flash trigger are about to ship. The 2.4GHz wireless TTL system, which has been available for Canon since September of last year, is comprised of a four-channel, three-group on-camera transmitter plus a receiver module for Nikon Speedlights.
Washington Post: David Burnett reflects on an iconic moment missedSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 18 2012 - 03:15 PM (CET)
The Washington Post has posted a very interesting article by David Burnett who remembers the day that Associated Press photographer Nick Ut made his famous "napalm girl" image during the Vietnam War. Burnett, then 25 and a stringer for Time and Life magazines, was in the same location at the same time but was delayed by about 30 seconds trying to reload his Leica and missed the telling moment that turned Ut's photograph into an iconic anti-war image. The Post story includes a few previously unpublished pictures that Burnett shot that day.
Jun 15, 2012
Photographer Steve Simon posts Nikkor 24-85mm examples to FlickrSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 15 2012 - 05:00 PM (CET)
New York-based documentary photographer Steve Simon was hired by Nikon to produce a series of pictures demonstrating the capabilities of the new AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR. From that effort, he has published online almost two dozen pictures shot with Nikon's new zoom, photos that also showcase his skills as a street photographer.
Reuters features Best of Euro 2012Source/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 15 2012 - 02:45 PM (CET)
Reuters features a 70-image gallery on the Best of Euro 2012.
A look at life off the gridSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 15 2012 - 02:45 PM (CET)
TIME LightBox features A Natural Order by Lucas Foglia, a look at Americans who like to do it themselves and favour a life off the grid.
MSNBC weekly gallery featuredSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 15 2012 - 02:30 PM (CET)
MSNBC features its usual fine selection in the Week in Pictures: June 7 - 14.
Jun 14, 2012
Macworld: computational photography in iOSSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 14 2012 - 10:15 PM (CET)
Macworld has published a relatively short article on computational photography, the broad name for combining information from several images into a single photograph (two examples are HDR imaging and panorama stitching). The article briefly discusses two free computational photography applications available for iOS devices, Microsoft's Photosynth and an app called SynthCam.
Carl Recine blogs on shooting the Canon EOS-1D X at UEFA EURO 2012Source/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 14 2012 - 10:00 PM (CET)
The Canon Professional Network has published a blog post by sports photographer Carl Recine who writes about his experiences using the Canon EOS-1D X to shoot the UEFA EURO 2012 soccer tournament. Included with the post are 10 of Recine's images.
Beta firmware 7.51 for PocketWizard MultiMAX releasedSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 14 2012 - 07:15 PM (CET)
LPA Design has posted beta firmware 7.51 for the PocketWizard MultiMAX (USB port model). The release adds a feature called Patterns, which is intended to improve triggering reliability at large events at which many PocketWizards are in use, as well as a new option to disable the automatic powering off of the MultiMAX after 40 hours.
Total Nikkor lens production surpasses 70 millionSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 14 2012 - 06:01 AM (CET)
Nikon has announced that total production of Nikkor lenses surpassed 70 million last month, a number that includes 30 million equipped with the company's Silent Wave Motor autofocus mechanism. The first lens to emerge under the Nikkor name was in 1933. The current Nikkor lineup is comprised of over 70 different lens models.
Nikon unveils 24-85mm, 18-300mm lensesSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 14 2012 - 06:01 AM (CET)
Later this month, Nikon will begin shipping two new zoom lenses, the AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR and AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR.
Jun 13, 2012
The Atlantic focuses on child labourSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 13 2012 - 02:45 PM (CET)
The Atlantic features World Day Against Child Labor, an interesting gallery on child labour throughout the world.
Jun 12, 2012
Thunderbolt Update 1.2 for Mac causing boot-up problems (updated)Source/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 12 2012 - 09:15 PM (CET)
Among Apple's flurry of software releases yesterday was Thunderbolt Update 1.2, an update of Mac OS X 10.7.4 that adds support for the Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter accessory. Installing the updater on site co-editor Mike's Sturk's MacBook Pro 15-inch has brought his computer to its knees. A little Googling reveals that many, many other Mac owners have been stricken with the same thing. If you've not yet installed the update, the prudent move would be to hold off. If you have, and your Mac is down for the count, we have a link to information that might be helpful in recovering from the problem.
Clive Rose goes swimming with a Canon EOS-1D X, Olympics in mindSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 12 2012 - 06:30 PM (CET)
Recently, a great underwater picture from the Olympic Games Synchronized Swimming qualifications in London really caught our eye. Artfully composed and perfectly timed, it was shot by veteran Getty Images photographer Clive Rose at the London Aquatics Centre. When we got in touch with him, Rose agreed to give us the lowdown on how he did it. And it turned out that he had a couple of surprises up his sleeve. Rose made the shot using a pre-production Canon EOS-1D X while testing a system for shooting underwater that Getty and Canon together have been developing specifically for the upcoming London Olympics. Here’s what Rose told us about shooting his fine photo, his path to a career in sports photography, and the challenges of shooting sports.
Canon posts EOS-1D X user guide, updates AF settings infoSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 12 2012 - 04:45 PM (CET)
Canon USA has just posted both a brief setup guide and the full user manual for the EOS-1D X. The company has also recently updated the EOS-1D X AF Settings Guidebook on the Canon Digital Learning Center site, in part to draw distinctions between the 61-point AF system in the upcoming 1-series camera and the EOS 5D Mark III.
NEF Codec 1.14.0 supports D800, D800ESource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 12 2012 - 02:45 PM (CET)
Nikon has updated the list of camera RAW files that can be decoded by NEF Codec 1.14.0 for Windows. Now, both the D800 and D800E are counted among the supported models.
Apple updates Aperture, Final Cut Pro X, iPhotoSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 12 2012 - 01:15 AM (CET)
Apple has released Aperture 3.3, Final Cut Pro X 10.0.5 and iPhoto 9.3.
Jun 11, 2012
Apple preparing Aperture update with new features, Retina Display supportSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 11 2012 - 10:15 PM (CET)
Apple has revealed the changes coming in Aperture 3.3 for Mac, an upcoming new version of its pro photo management and RAW conversion application that's designed to take advantage of the high-resolution screen in the just-announced MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Other changes include the adoption of a common library shared by iPhoto and Aperture, faster browsing plus several image adjustment improvements.
Apple announces MacBook Pro with Retina Display, moreSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 11 2012 - 07:45 PM (CET)
At the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Apple unveiled a new MacBook Pro with Retina Display, added USB 3.0 plus made other improvements to the rest of its laptop lineup and showed off the upcoming OS X Mountain Lion operating system for Mac and iOS 6 for iOS devices. Also introduced today was a new Airport Express wireless router and the iPad Smart Case, a new accessory that covers both the front and back of Apple's tablet.
LA Times best of week featuredSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 11 2012 - 03:15 PM (CET)
The Los Angeles Times features a fine gallery in The Week in Pictures: June 4 - 10.
Jun 8, 2012
Shuttles set sail to new localesSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 08 2012 - 06:00 PM (CET)
The Atlantic features Shuttles Sail to Their New Homes, an interesting gallery of images on the trips made by the Enterprise and Explorer shuttles to New York and Houston.
June 15 is application deadline for Performance Photography Workshop in BanffSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 08 2012 - 05:45 PM (CET)
This July, The Banff Centre will once again be staging an intensive seven-day workshop on photographing dance, music, theatre and more. The Performance Photography Workshop features a mix of seminars and shooting time and is led by photographers David Cooper, Trudie Lee and Donald Lee.
MSNBC posts weekly picturesSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 08 2012 - 05:30 PM (CET)
MSNBC features a fine gallery with the Week in Pictures.
Canon announces touchscreen-equipped EOS Rebel T4i/650DSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 08 2012 - 06:01 AM (CET)
Canon has unveiled the 17.92 million image pixel EOS Rebel T4i/650D. The follow-on to the EOS Rebel T3i/600D adds a touchscreen rear LCD, faster 5fps burst rate, promised smooth and accurate tracking autofocus during video capture (thanks to the embedding of phase detect AF points within the image sensor itself) and a built-in stereo mic. The new camera's remaining features are otherwise very similar to its predecessor.
Canon unveils STM-series 40mm f/2.8, 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lensesSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 08 2012 - 06:00 AM (CET)
Alongside the introduction of the EOS Rebel T4i/650D come two new Canon lenses, the ultra-compact EF 40mm f/2.8 STM and the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. The stepping motor focus mechanism in these lenses is promised to enable them to shift focus smoothly and quietly, even when continuously tracking a moving subject in video mode on the T4i/650D.
Photosmith 2.0.1 for iPad releasedSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 08 2012 - 03:45 AM (CET)
Photosmith 2.0.1 for Apple's iPad, an update of the app for sorting, rating, captioning and keywording pictures on the go, as well as syncing with Photoshop Lightroom, corrects numerous bugs and improves picture swiping and zooming functions.
Jun 7, 2012
Canon Canada to dealers: EOS-1D X delayed until July (updated)Source/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 07 2012 - 06:00 PM (CET)
Canon Canada this week has begun informing pro photo retailers that initial shipments of the EOS-1D X digital SLR are not slated to arrive until July and that only "a small number of units" are expected at that time. While the Canon email being sent out to Canadian dealers is specific to the Canadian market, it almost certainly signals a worldwide slip in the release of the new camera.
Early days of Kodachrome captured by amateurSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 07 2012 - 05:30 PM (CET)
Captured, The Denver Post photo blog, features a large gallery on the early days of colour photography in Cross Country in Color: The Road Trips of Charles W. Cushman, 1938 - 1949.
Rollei announces four add-on lenses for iPhoneSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 07 2012 - 05:30 PM (CET)
Rollei has announced European availability of four add-on converter lenses for the Apple iPhone 3G/4/4s. The lenses include 12x and 9x telephoto optics, a .5x wide-angle converter, and a .28x fisheye converter. They mount to the iPhone via a hard case or bracket, which appears to be included with each lens.
Verbatim releases Power Pack chargers for tablets, smartphonesSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 07 2012 - 05:00 PM (CET)
Verbatim has released a series of three supplemental lithium battery packs, and a fourth that uses AA batteries, designed to charge electronic devices such as iPhones and other smartphones, iPads and other tablets, iPods, e-readers, and more.
Freeware IPTC Preset Editor creates IPTC files for Nikon D4Source/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 07 2012 - 04:30 PM (CET)
IPTC Preset Editor for Windows, a free application from Jarle Aasland, creates and edits IPTC metadata files that can subsequently be loaded into the Nikon D4. It performs the same task as Nikon's IPTC Preset Manager, but without the need to install Microsoft Silverlight.
SI features Leading Off gallerySource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 07 2012 - 04:00 PM (CET)
Sports Illustrated features some peak-action sports moments in its Leading Off gallery this week.
Transit of Venus well documentedSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 07 2012 - 03:00 PM (CET)
The Atlantic features an interesting gallery of creative images on The 2012 Transit of Venus when the planet passes between the earth and the sun.
Jun 6, 2012
Sony announces Cyber-shot DSC-RX100, large sensor fixed-lens compactSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 06 2012 - 04:45 PM (CET)
Sony has announced the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100, an ultra-compact 19.96 million image pixel camera with a fixed (i.e. non-interchangeable) zoom lens and a large sensor (13.2 x 8.8 mm) similar in size to the so-called 1" sensor in the Nikon 1-series cameras.
WSJ features photos of the daySource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 06 2012 - 03:00 PM (CET)
Photo Journal from The Wall Street Journal features an interesting gallery of images on Photos of the Day: June 5.
Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrated in imagesSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 06 2012 - 02:45 PM (CET)
Celebrations are underway for Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee with impressive image galleries from MSNBC and The Atlantic.
GoPro now shipping Wi-Fi BacPac, Wi-Fi RemoteSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 06 2012 - 02:45 PM (CET)
GoPro this week has released two wireless accessories for its GoPro HD Hero and HD Hero2 wearable still/video cameras. The GoPro Wi-Fi BacPac enables remote control, including triggering and settings adjustments, of either camera model using the GoPro Wi-Fi Remote. And, with the HD Hero2 exclusively, remote control, preview, playback and transfer of pictures and video will soon be possible using the upcoming GoPro apps for iOS and Android. The HD Hero2 will also soon support live streaming from the camera to the Web.
Jun 5, 2012
Free CheatSheet for Mac OS overlays keyboard shortcuts on screenSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 05 2012 - 10:35 PM (CET)
Can't remember all of the keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop or Aperture or whatever application you're working in? A free application for Mac OS X 10.7 or later, called CheatSheet, shows your foreground application's keyboard shortcuts in a temporary overlay on your Mac's screen. All you do is hold down the Command key and they pop up.
GeoSnitch for iOS gathers location data for embedding by ShutterSnitchSource/Copyright: Rob Galbraith DPI at Jun 05 2012 - 10:15 PM (CET)
GeoSnitch, a new app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, tracks the position of your device and then creates a geolocation file which can be imported by ShutterSnitch, our longtime favourite iOS app for receiving pictures from a wireless camera. ShutterSnitch then reads the geolocation data and embeds it into corresponding picture files. For ShutterSnitch users, it's a slick and simple way to put location information into pictures within the app's collections. In addition, the files created by GeoSnitch can be read by any other geolocation software capable of parsing .kmz documents, such as Google Earth.
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 [...]
Jun 23, 2011
Pentax Q's up mirrorless system...Source/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Jun 23 2011 - 01:00 AM (CET)
With their 645D offering a revolutionary balance of cost, features and usability for the medium format world, and the K-5 16Mp DSLR offering a flexible blend of enthusiast and professional features, Pentax is already blurring the distinctions between the genres traditional camera manufacturers exploit. The new Q system announced today further moves the boundaries, by [...]
May 1, 2010
Refine Edge hair masking in Photoshop CS5Source/Copyright: PhotoshopNews at May 01 2010 - 06:56 AM (CET)
Photoshop CS5 now offers the ability to successfully make cut-out masks of complex subjects against busy backgrounds. This isn’t something new as there are a number of third-party plug-ins that have been able to do this type of masking, but this is the first time Photoshop has provided an effective, built-in solution. OK, there was [...]
Adobe Ships Creative Suite 5Source/Copyright: PhotoshopNews at May 01 2010 - 03:15 AM (CET)
Breakthrough Interactive Design Tools and Innovative Online Services Maximize Impact of Creative Content and Digital Marketing Campaigns SAN JOSE, Calif., -- April 30, 2010 -- Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the availability of the Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 product family, the highly-anticipated release of the industry-leading design and development software for virtually every creative [...]
Apr 13, 2010
Removing sensor marks in Photoshop CS5Source/Copyright: PhotoshopNews at Apr 13 2010 - 07:05 PM (CET)
Photoshop CS5 was announced this week and we have seen a wealth of new features for photographers, more so than any other version of Photoshop I can think of. By now you may already have had a chance to see some of the star new features in action such as Content-Aware filling, Puppet Warp and [...]
Adobe Launches Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS5 ExtendedSource/Copyright: PhotoshopNews at Apr 13 2010 - 05:41 AM (CET)
Milestone Release Celebrates 20 Years of Unrivaled Image Editing and Innovation SAN JOSE, Calif., -- April 12, 2010 -- Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended software, must-have releases of the professional industry standard for digital imaging. With millions of users celebrating the product's 20th anniversary this year, Photoshop [...]
Mar 23, 2010
Adobe Releases Lightroom 3 Beta 2Source/Copyright: PhotoshopNews at Mar 23 2010 - 02:12 PM (CET)
Tom Hogarty, Lightroom product manager has posted a story about the release of the new Lightroom 3 Beta 2 available now on Labs.Adobe.com/technologies/lightroom3. Here’s a quick summary of what’s new in this release: Improved performance throughout the application for faster importing and loading of images Native tethered shooting support for select Nikon and Canon DSLR [...]
Feb 18, 2010
Happy Birthday PhotoshopSource/Copyright: PhotoshopNews at Feb 18 2010 - 07:17 AM (CET)
Adobe Photoshop Hits Twenty Community Celebrates Software that Changed the Way We View the World SAN JOSE, Calif., – Feb. 18, 2010 – Adobe(r) Photoshop(r), the software product that redefined creativity in the digital age, turns 20 on Feb. 19, 2010. Around the world, Photoshop fans are celebrating the impact their favorite software has had [...]
Dec 18, 2009
Adobe Releases Camera Raw 5.6 and Lightroom 2.6 GM VersionsSource/Copyright: PhotoshopNews at Dec 18 2009 - 06:27 AM (CET)
I thought you would like to know that Adobe today announced the immediate availability of Lightroom 2.6, Photoshop Camera Raw 5.6 and DNG Converter 5.6 on Adobe.com. Originally posted as release candidates for community testing on Adobe Labs, these final versions include raw file support for 20 new popular camera models, including the Canon EOS [...]
Nov 19, 2009
Adobe Releases RC’s of Camera Raw 5.6 and Lightroom 2.6Source/Copyright: PhotoshopNews at Nov 19 2009 - 06:56 PM (CET)
Adobe has announced that Photoshop Camera Raw 5.6, Lightroom 2.6 and DNG Converter 5.6 Release Candidates are available for immediate download on Adobe Labs. The term ‘release candidate’ means this update is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing to provide the highest quality experience for customers working on a variety of hardware [...]
Oct 22, 2009
Adobe Releases Lightroom 3 BetaSource/Copyright: PhotoshopNews at Oct 22 2009 - 08:13 PM (CET)
New Lightroom beta delivers faster performance, refined image processing and streamlined publishing SAN JOSE, Calif. – Oct. 22, 2009 – Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today introduced Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 beta software for Macintosh and Windows, a public preview of new and improved functionality to be delivered in the next major release. Lightroom is the [...]
Oct 16, 2009
Adobe Brings Photoshop to the iPhoneSource/Copyright: PhotoshopNews at Oct 16 2009 - 09:23 PM (CET)
Well, sorta. It’s actually limited to some basic editing features such as cropping, rotating, changing color and a few processing effects such as soft focus, vignette and others. But it is sorta like having Photoshop on your iPhone. Here’s Adobe’s press release: Adobe Unveils Photoshop.com Mobile for iPhone New Adobe application brings must-have photo tools [...]
Jul 24, 2009
He’s Back. Mark Hamburg Returns to AdobeSource/Copyright: PhotoshopNews at Jul 24 2009 - 09:04 AM (CET)
After over a year spent working at Microsoft’s Redmond, Washington offices, Mark Hamburg has resigned from Microsoft to rejoin Adobe Systems, Inc. where he will again be working in the Digital Imaging department. Mark, a former Photoshop Architect and the founding engineer on Lightroom had gone to Microsoft to work on new usability for Windows. [...]
Jun 24, 2009
Adobe Updates Camera Raw, Lightroom and DNGSource/Copyright: PhotoshopNews at Jun 24 2009 - 07:17 AM (CET)
Adobe today released the final Photoshop Lightroom 2.4 and Camera Raw 5.4 updates, available for immediate download at www.adobe.com/downloads/updates/. Both updates bring additional raw file support to 31 camera and camera back models including the Canon EOS 500D, Nikon D5000 and 18 Hasselblad models. A full list of the newly supported camera and camera back [...]
May 6, 2009
Perspective correction for Camera Raw imagesSource/Copyright: PhotoshopNews at May 06 2009 - 08:59 AM (CET)
Click to view movie This movie extract is from Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers: The Ultimate Workshop. One of the top requests for Camera Raw and Lightroom has been to include perspective corrections, so that users can apply perspective corrections to raw images. It so happens there is already a method in Camera Raw and [...]
May 5, 2009
Best Prank Ever? Real-Life Dead Pixel in Google EarthSource/Copyright: PhotoshopNews at May 05 2009 - 07:52 PM (CET)
Source: Unplggd Author: Taryn Dead Pixels are annoying little dark bits you’ll see on your screen when a bunch of teeny tiny subpixels are permanently off. It might be a broken transistor or just a pixel that’s stuck on black. Or if you’re messing around with Google Earth, it might be an 82-centimeter by 82-centimeter [...]
Apr 20, 2009
Photoshop weightlossSource/Copyright: PhotoshopNews at Apr 20 2009 - 06:23 PM (CET)
Click here to view movie This movie extract is from Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers: The Ultimate Workshop. You know how the camera always seems to add 10 lbs.? You can shave those extra pounds away using Photoshop. This demo shows two methods of making people look thinner. And, if you do it with subtlety, [...]
Apr 5, 2009
One way to retouch loose hairsSource/Copyright: PhotoshopNews at Apr 05 2009 - 06:34 PM (CET)
Click here to view movie This movie extract is from Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers: The Ultimate Workshop. Here is an interesting challenge that I was presented with recently. I shot the model shown above for an advertising job and was asked by the client to make sure that the skin tone and nails looked [...]
Mar 23, 2009
On The Road To BostonSource/Copyright: PhotoshopNews at Mar 23 2009 - 05:15 PM (CET)
I’m off to Boston and Photoshop World this week. I’ll be hooking up with Martin Evening there as well-we are actually doing a conference session together! Which Download Movies should be fun because I’ll get to make fun of the way Martin pronounces common Photoshop tools’ names. Those Brits…they even misspell the word color! Andrew [...]
Mar 19, 2009
Advanced color to black and white conversionSource/Copyright: PhotoshopNews at Mar 19 2009 - 10:56 PM (CET)
Click to view movie Yep, there are already a lot of ways to convert a color image to grayscale in Photoshop or Camera Raw. But all of them except this technique mean your image is converted as a global correction. Using color channels as grayscale layers means you can use layer masks to alter the [...]
Mar 6, 2009
How to remove objects using two exposuresSource/Copyright: PhotoshopNews at Mar 06 2009 - 12:26 PM (CET)
Click to view movie Have you ever found yourself in the position where you are trying to photograph a building, but can’t get a clear view of the subject because of lamp posts or other objects that are in the foreground? In this short movie clip I show how with a little forward planing it [...]
Mar 3, 2009
Adobe Releases Camera Raw 5.3 and Lightroom 2.3 GMsSource/Copyright: PhotoshopNews at Mar 03 2009 - 09:06 PM (CET)
Adobe has released the final versions of Photoshop Lightroom 2.3 and Camera Raw 5.3, available immediately for download at www.adobe.com/downloads/updates/. The Lightroom 2.3 and Camera Raw 5.3 updates, originally posted as release candidates for community testing on Jan. 23, provide raw file support for the newly-released Nikon D3X and Olympus E-30 cameras. The Lightroom 2.3 update also provides support for eight [...]