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Content of this site deals with photographs and not technique and equipment needed. This does not mean that development of technique and equipment must be ignored. To keep up to date this page offers headlines collected from various online resources.

Jul 2, 2015

The new Nikon lenses are now available for pre-order

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jul 02 2015 - 09:01 AM (CET)

Nikkor AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR lens pre-orde options: B&H more pre-order options coming soon Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens pre-order options: B&H more pre-order options coming soon Nikkor AF-S 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lens pre-order options: B&H more pre-order options coming soon Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and […] Related posts: Nikon’s new 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 and 800mm f/5.6 lenses available for pre-order Nikon 1 V3 camera, Nikkor 10-30mm and 70-300mm lenses pre-order options Nikon D5500, Nikkor 300mm f/4, 55-200mm f/4-5.6 pre-order options

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Meyer Optik brings back “soap bubble bokeh” Trioplan f2.8/100 thanks to Kickstarter within 2015 – also for Fuji X!

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Jul 02 2015 - 07:13 AM (CET)

Meyer Optik launched this Kickstarter campaign to bring back the Soap Bubble Bokeh Trioplan f2.8/100. The first lenses will be available within 2015 (as we already said in this FR-post) and cost $1,400. . Here a sample of the “soap bubble” bokeh, shared at the FR-facebook page by FR-reader Jennifer with her

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Nikon announcement: Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E, 500mm f/4E and 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lenses

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jul 02 2015 - 06:01 AM (CET)

Nikon officially announced three new lenses (this post will be updated multiple times in the next few hours, refresh for the latest version): Nikkor AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR Official sample images Full US press release Price: $1,069.95 (shipping starts in July) MTF charts: Lens design: The world's lightest*1 5x normal zoom lens compatible with the […] Related posts: More info on the Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR, 600mm f/4E FL ED VR and 16-80mm f/2.8-4G DX lenses Next Nikon announcement: new Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lenses Nikkor 500mm and 600mm f/4G ED VR lenses tested by DxoMark

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Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jul 02 2015 - 06:01 AM (CET)

Nikon has introduced the AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR, designed to provide an enthusiast photographer with a wide range of options. Covering a 24-120mm equivalent range on Nikon's APS-C bodies, it offers Nano Crystal Coating for the first time in a DX lens. Read more

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Nikon unveils AF-S Nikkor 500mm F4 and 600mm F4 full-frame lenses

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jul 02 2015 - 06:00 AM (CET)

Nikon has announced a pair of super telephoto FX prime lenses: the AF-S Nikkor 500mm F4E FL ED VR and 600mm F4E FL ED VR. Both are significantly lighter than the versions that preceded them and each use an electromagnetic diaphragm for more consistent exposure control during burst shooting. Read more

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New Nikon lenses already online

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jul 02 2015 - 05:39 AM (CET)

If you cannot wait for another 30 minutes till the official announcement, the new Nikon lenses are already listed at quesabesde.com: Nikkor AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and AF-S 600mm f/4E FL ED VR Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way […] Related posts: More info on the Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR, 600mm f/4E FL ED VR and 16-80mm f/2.8-4G DX lenses The new Nikon lenses are now available for pre-order Additional information and pictures of the new Nikon 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lenses

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Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for June 2015

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jul 02 2015 - 05:16 AM (CET)

         These are the top 10 most visited LeicaRumors posts for June 2015: The Leica Q Typ 116 Review: The Future of German Camera Engineering 25 Leica Q reviews from all around the Web Leica Q Typ 116 compact full frame camera announced Leica Q hands-on field test by The Camera Store The Leica S Typ […] Related posts: Leica made a special, one of a kind S2 digital panoramic camera for Josef Koudelka Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for June 2012 Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for June 2014

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Canon USA announces PIXMA MG3620 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One printer

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jul 02 2015 - 04:58 AM (CET)

Canon press release: Affordable, Multipurpose Printer Offers Improved Printing Experience with Easier Wi-Fi® Setup and Convenient Printing from Compatible Mobile Devices MELVILLE, N.Y., July 1, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the PIXMA MG3620 Wireless1 Inkjet… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon USA announces PIXMA MG3620 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One printer, and is copyrighted.

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Additional information and pictures of the new Nikon 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lenses

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jul 02 2015 - 01:30 AM (CET)

Some additional information on the new Nikon super-tele lenses that will be announced in few hours (stay tuned for detailed coverage): Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens: Fluorite element (FL) Three ED elements Electromagnetic diaphragm Lightweight Improved AF performance during motion tracking Fluorine coating VR up to four stops Sports VR mode Minimum focusing […] Related posts: More info on the Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR, 600mm f/4E FL ED VR and 16-80mm f/2.8-4G DX lenses Next Nikon announcement: new Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lenses Nikon announcement: Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E, 500mm f/4E and 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lenses

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Jul 1, 2015

Canon EOS-1D X deal – $3,999 (compare at $5,299)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jul 01 2015 - 11:56 PM (CET)

The Canon EOS-1DX Mark II may be around the corner (not before 2016), but the 1DX still is a great, professional piece of gear. And here it is at a killer price. Top Rated Plus seller GetItDigital on eBay (99.6%… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon EOS-1D X deal – $3,999 (compare at $5,299), and is copyrighted.

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Toshiba TransferJet 16GB SDHC card launches July 31 in Japan

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jul 01 2015 - 10:16 PM (CET)

Following some trade show demos, Toshiba is officially introducing a new 16GB SDHC card with TransferJet technology. The card, which looks to be available in Japan only first, is able to wirelessly transfer photos and videos from a camera to a TransferJet-compatible device. Read more

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Sigma instant rebates on wide-angle zoom lenses

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jul 01 2015 - 08:41 PM (CET)

Adorama has new instant rebates on select Sigma lenses, saving goes now up to $200 (previously $150): Sigma 10mm-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM on sale for $449 after $200 instant rebate Sigma 17mm – 50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM on sale… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Sigma instant rebates on wide-angle zoom lenses, and is copyrighted.

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Just posted: Fujifilm X-T10 real-world samples

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jul 01 2015 - 08:12 PM (CET)

We had been shooting around with a pre-production version of the Fujifilm X-T10 for some time and recently got in a final version of the camera. Like the flagship X-T1, it uses Fujifilm's 16MP X-Trans APS-C sensor, which is known for producing pleasing colors. As such, we included a variety of out-of-camera JPEGs as well as Raw conversions. See the gallery

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Fujifilm X-T10 shooting experience is now live

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jul 01 2015 - 07:09 PM (CET)

Though it has much in common with the X-T1 in terms of image quality, starting with its 16MP X-Trans APS-C sensor and EXR Processor II, the X-T10 presents a very different shooting experience. We've updated our Fujifilm X-T10 first impressions with some thoughts on using the camera in the field. Read more

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Nikon F3 camera was used to shoot the mine car chase scene in the Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom movie

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jul 01 2015 - 04:54 PM (CET)

    Ron Volmershausen published another interesting video showing how the guys at ILM used a stock-standard Nikon F3 to film parts of the mine car chase scene in the Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom movie. The film registration system within the F3 proved to be so accurate for the stop-motion filming, that the only […] Related posts: Nikon D4 behind the scene studio shoot live right now Nikon turned down Photoshop, D700 price drop, F3 used in the filming of Indiana Jones Nikon D3s camera falls from a motorcycle, continues to shoot

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Canon publishes list of “recommended lenses” for EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jul 01 2015 - 04:33 PM (CET)

Canon released a list of lenses the company recommend to use with their new EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R. Canon included the but not the new . Strange. Zoom Lenses EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM EF 11-24mm f/4L USM EF… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon publishes list of “recommended lenses” for EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R, and is copyrighted.

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DxO OpticsPro 10.4.2 released with Canon EOS 5DS/R support

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jul 01 2015 - 03:00 PM (CET)

DxO has introduced OpticsPro 10.4.2, adding Raw support for Canon's EOS 5DS and 5DS R. Also added are 789 new camera/lens combination correction profiles. Updates for DxO FilmPack and DxO ViewPoint also make those applications fully compatible with Photoshop CC 2015. Read more

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Sony A7000 APS-C sensor with BSI and 24 or about 30 MP… same specs of Fuji X-PRO2? – WITH POLLS

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Jul 01 2015 - 12:32 PM (CET)

Last week, SonyAlphaRumors reported that Sony decided to push back again the release of the Sony A7000 (probably to next fall). So who cares? Well, there are some speculations (plausible speculations, but no facts, not even rumors), that the Fuji X-PRO2 will sport the same new sensor that Sony is developing for the Sony A7000. […]

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Tamron product advisory for Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R live view issue

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jul 01 2015 - 07:57 AM (CET)

After Sigma, also Tamron issued a product advisory for some of their lenses having problems with live view mode on the Canon EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R. Tamron press release: A notice regarding compatibility issues with the EOS 5Ds… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Tamron product advisory for Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R live view issue, and is copyrighted.

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New material added to nikkor.com website

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jul 01 2015 - 06:18 AM (CET)

Nikon published several new updates on their nikkor.com website: -> New article on the AI Nikkor 18mm f/4 wide-angle lens -> Two new "Philosophy of Nikkor" videos -> New video from the Nikkor Motion Gallery series: Night life by Wriggles & Robins Related posts: New Nikkor.com website 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens listed on Nikon USA website, we should be very close to the release date Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G website now removed from Nikon Imaging

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Atomos releases AtomOS6.4 firmware upgrade for Shogun recorder

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jul 01 2015 - 02:16 AM (CET)

Video production tool maker Atomos has announced the release of AtomOS6.4, a significant firmware update for its Shogun video monitor and recorder. The update includes a number of useful features, including anamorphic de-squeezing that supports the Panasonic GH4's new anamorphic video mode. Read more

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How to get the Dehaze feature on Adobe Lightroom 6.1 (free presets)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jul 01 2015 - 01:17 AM (CET)

If you’re not an Adobe CC subscriber then you didn’t get the Dehaze feature with the latest Adobe Lightroom update. The Dehaze tool is available only for Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC, and not for . If you never heard about Dehaze have a… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, How to get the Dehaze feature on Adobe Lightroom 6.1 (free presets), and is copyrighted.

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Jun 30, 2015

DxOMark Mobile report: Sony Xperia Z3+

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jun 30 2015 - 09:15 PM (CET)

The Xperia Z3+ is the international version of the Japan-only Xperia Z4. On paper, it's only a minor upgrade over the predecessor Xperia Z3. The 1/2.3-inch 20.7MP Sony Exmor sensor and F2.0 25mm equiv. lens are shared with the previous model. Despite having the same specs, camera performance is improved and nabs the Z3+ DxOMark's third place ranking. Read more

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"Why don't Fujifilm make a full frame camera?” Interview With Fujifilm Manager Mr. Takashi Ueno

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Jun 30 2015 - 07:48 PM (CET)

The Fujifilm Blog published an interview with Fuji Manager Mr. Takashi Ueno. Here are some excerpts. "Full frame body + High performance lens" can be achieved with "Small APS-C body + High performance lens" Mr. Takashi Ueno “We gave a lot of thought to this, and reached our conclusion that APS-C is the best format […]

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Olympus brings its Air lens-style connected camera to US

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jun 30 2015 - 07:00 PM (CET)

Olympus is bringing its connected 'Air' camera to the US. Announced in Japan earlier this year and shown off previously in concept form, the Air consists of a 16MP Four Thirds sensor and Micro Four Thirds lens mount and uses your smartphone or tablet screen as its display. It's similar in spirit to the Sony Alpha QX1 but with a smaller body, Bluetooth connectivity and several unique shooting modes. Read more

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OS X Yosemite v10.10.4 update released with a fix for the Leica M Monochrom (Type 246) DNG files issue in Apple Photos App

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jun 30 2015 - 06:34 PM (CET)

Today Apple released OS X Yosemite v10.10.4 update that contains a fix for the Leica M Monochrom (Type 246) DNG files issue when using the Apple Photos app. Additional information can be found here: Improves networking reliability Improves Migration Assistant reliability Addresses an issue that prevented some external displays from functioning properly Improves the reliability of upgrading […] Related posts: Update: compatibility of Leica Monochrom Typ 246 DNG files with Apple Photos App Leica issued a service advisory for using Monochrom Typ 246 DNG files in Apple's Photos App Compressed Leica M9 DNG photos on Apple’s iPad: “snappy”

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Canon Direct Store Independence Day special sale event

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jun 30 2015 - 05:29 PM (CET)

The Canon Direct Store has special rebates on refurbished gear for Independence Day. Some examples: Canon EOS 6D on sale for $1,099 Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale for 2,199 Canon EOS 70D on sale for $749.99 Canon EF… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon Direct Store Independence Day special sale event, and is copyrighted.

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Update on the Leica CCD sensor issue for the Leica M9/M9-P/M-E/M Monochrom cameras

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jun 30 2015 - 04:37 PM (CET)

Leica published an update on the Leica CCD sensor issue for the Leica M9, M9-P, M Monochrom and M-E cameras, but then the release was removed is now available on their website just like the M 240 firmware update from 2 weeks ago. Leica states that they are currently working on a "new generation of sensors" and "will […] Related posts: Leica Camera’s official response on the M9 sensor white spots/corrosion issue OS X Yosemite v10.10.4 update released with a fix for the Leica M Monochrom (Type 246) DNG files issue in Apple Photos App The latest Apple digital camera RAW compatibility update supports Leica M and Monochrom cameras

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Some Leica Q accessories already in stock

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jun 30 2015 - 03:47 PM (CET)

Some of the Leica Q accessories are already in stock at various retailers: Leica Q Handgrip (19505) Leica BP-DC 12 Lithium-Ion Battery (19500) - the battery is identical to the much cheaper Panasonic DMW-BLC12 version (both are 7.2V, 1200mAh) Black leather Leica holster case for Leica Q camera (19503) Leica ever-ready case for Leica Q - […] Related posts: The new Leica SF26 flash is compatible with all current Leica system cameras *UPDATED* New Leica accessories More Leica M accessories: leather wrap and vintage camera straps

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Price and first picture of the new Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR lens

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jun 30 2015 - 02:45 PM (CET)

The Japanese price for the new AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens will be 1.16 million yen (tax included) or around $9,500. In the US the current 500mm f/4 version is priced at $8,295. My guess is that the new 500mm lens will costs around $8,999 in the US. This is the first picture of […] Related posts: More info on the Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR, 600mm f/4E FL ED VR and 16-80mm f/2.8-4G DX lenses Nikon announcement: Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E, 500mm f/4E and 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lenses New Nikon 16-80mm f/2.8-3.5 DX lens also rumored for this summer

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Possible Nikon announcement this week

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jun 30 2015 - 02:28 PM (CET)

I believe Nikon will have an official announcement this week. I have not confirmed it yes, but most likely we will see the three new Nikkor lenses I already mentioned yesterday. The Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4G DX N lens will not be cheap and gives some new hopes for the Nikon DX product line. Posted by NikonRumors.com This […] Related posts: Where to follow the Nikon D750 announcement next week Alternative ways to follow NikonRumors next week Nikon announcement next week?

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Disappointed with Fuji X-T1 Firmware 4.0? Here is Why!

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Jun 30 2015 - 02:12 PM (CET)

It doesn’t work, no AF-improvement, it doesn’t focus between each shot in CL or CH, no faster AF in low light! This is some of the negative feedback we could read in the comments on FR and at the Fuji-X-Forum here. So what… is Firmware 4 just crap? Well, sometimes (often?) it’s just a matter […]

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Beyond the table top: 5 mini tripods reviewed

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jun 30 2015 - 02:00 PM (CET)

As capable cameras get smaller, photographers and camera bags have adapted to hold these systems. Camera supports have evolved as well - enter the mini tripod, a class of legs and head that can hold up tiny cameras and flashes, but is also strong enough to support full-sized gear. In this group test we look at five such tripods. Which one should you take on your next hike? Read more

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Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R Live View issue with some Sigma lenses

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jun 30 2015 - 12:44 PM (CET)

Sigma posted a product advisory (in Japanese) concerning Live View issues on the Canon and when certain Sigma lenses are used [via Sigma Rumors]. Phenomenon When the Live View Mode button on the camera body is pressed, the operation stops… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R Live View issue with some Sigma lenses, and is copyrighted.

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Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Otus lens review (tested on EOS 5Ds)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jun 30 2015 - 09:12 AM (CET)

  Photography Blog posted their full review of what is thought to be the world’s sharpest lens, the Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Otus lens. And they tested it on a Canon EOS 5Ds[/shoplkink]. The Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Planar T* is… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Otus lens review (tested on EOS 5Ds), and is copyrighted.

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Additional information on the rumored new Leica Noctilux lenses

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jun 30 2015 - 05:02 AM (CET)

Some additional information/rumors on the new Leica Noctilux lenses I initially reported last week: Leica Noctilux M 50mm f/0.95 lens update: improved image quality over the current Noctilux, Apochromatic lens, new coatings, updated lens design The 35mm f/0.95 lens design is lighter than the 50mm Noctilux The 35mm f/0.70 lens design will be for industrial, military and […] Related posts: New Leica Noctilux lens rumored Leica Noctilux DOF scale Canon 5D Mark II modified with a Leica Noctilux 50mm f/1.0 lens

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV added to studio test scene comparison

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jun 30 2015 - 02:11 AM (CET)

UPDATED: We've added low light results to our studio test for the RX100 IV. Sony's latest RX100, the Cyber-shot RX100 IV, brings the manufacturer's stacked CMOS sensor design to the 1"-type sensor size for the first time. The 20MP chip, also in the Cyber-shot RX10 II, pushes all the pixel circuitry onto a separate layer, creating room for high-speed processing within the chip. See how it performs in our studio test scene. Read more

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Moon video recorded with 83x zoom Nikon Coolpix P900 shows Earth's rotation

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jun 30 2015 - 12:22 AM (CET)

With a 2000mm equivalent zoom range, the Nikon Coolpix P900 leads the current ultrazoom class in terms of reach. While there's no question that the camera has an impressive zoom range, a nature photographer based in Germany has made it ever-so-obvious just how powerful this little ultrazoom is. His YouTube video of the moon shows that at 83x optical zoom the magnification is so powerful, the rotation of the Earth is easily seen as the subject drifts through the frame. Read more

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Jun 29, 2015

Last few Nikon Coolpix A cameras still available at $399

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jun 29 2015 - 11:51 PM (CET)

I believe those are the last new Nikon Coolpix A cameras currently available at $399 from an authorized Nikon reseller on eBay. All other major stores are already out of stock. 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 announced new compact cameras in Japan: Coolpix S3600, Coolpix S6800 and Coolpix L30 Six new Nikon Coolpix cameras New low price: refurbished Nikon Coolpix A camera for $329

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Meyer Optik to bring back soap-bubble-bokeh Trioplan lens via Kickstarter

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jun 29 2015 - 11:25 PM (CET)

Following a successful Kickstar campaign, German optical manufacturer Meyer Optik is set to reintroduce a lens from 1916 that was famous for its unique 'soap-bubble' bokeh. The company hoped to raise $50,000 to fund production of a new Trioplan 100mm F2.8 lens, but at the time of writing pledges have reached $124,000 with the best part of a month still to go. Read more

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV real-world sample gallery posted

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jun 29 2015 - 10:57 PM (CET)

Announced earlier this month, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV is the latest in that manufacturer's line of popular enthusiast compacts. It ushers into the lineup a new sensor design, offering a stacked 1" type 20MP CMOS sensor, and carries over from its predecessor a 24-70mm equivalent F1.8-2.8 lens. See what the camera's capable of in the real world. See gallery

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Apple's dual-camera technology rumored to be nearing completion

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jun 29 2015 - 09:29 PM (CET)

According to a report from BusinessWeekly Taiwan, Apple's rumored dual camera technology for an upcoming iPhone is getting closer to becoming a reality. The article states that Apple has been working on the dual-lens technology for three years, but until recently has been hindered by a number of issues, including image blur and supplier inadequacies. Read more

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Mind-boggling 83x zoom video taken with the Nikon Coolpix P900 camera shows the earth's rotation

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jun 29 2015 - 06:23 PM (CET)

This is another mind-boggling video taken with the $600 Nikon Coolpix P900 camera at 83x zoom that actually captured the earth's rotation: See all the related discussions on reddit. More P900 83x zoom demos can be found here. Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. […] Related posts: This is what the Nikon Coolpix P900 camera’s 83x zoom at 2000mm looks like Firmware update v1.1 for Nikon Coolpix P900 camera now available Nikon Coolpix P900 camera specifications

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Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens now in stock at BestBuy

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jun 29 2015 - 05:41 PM (CET)

The Nikon 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens has been hard to get (at least in the US) since it was announced. BestBuy currently has the lens in stock for both shipping and store pickup. Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook […] Related posts: Nikon D4 in stock in BestBuy right now Nikon D800 in stock at BestBuy right now BestBuy may have Nikon D800 in stock

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Fujifilm X-T1 users to get significant boost in autofocus performance and function

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jun 29 2015 - 04:31 PM (CET)

UPDATE: Fujifilm's new firmware for the X-T1 is now available. It promises to overhaul autofocusing performance and 'introduces a new AF system' to this X-series flagship body. Firmware 4.00 aims to take significant steps towards solving issues with moving subjects and focusing in low contrast conditions. Read more

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Save big on SanDisk and Lexar memory cards (Independence Day special sale, Adorama)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jun 29 2015 - 04:23 PM (CET)

Adorama has an Independence Day special sale on SanDisk and Lexar memory cards, drives, and card readers. All SanDisk memory cards etc on sale are here All Lexar memory cards etc on sale are here The offer expires 7/11/15. This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Save big on SanDisk and Lexar memory cards (Independence Day special sale, Adorama), and is copyrighted.

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More info on the Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR, 600mm f/4E FL ED VR and 16-80mm f/2.8-4G DX lenses

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jun 29 2015 - 04:10 PM (CET)

Some more information on the new Nikkor lenses I already reported two weeks ago: Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VR Fluorite element (FL) Three ED elements Electromagnetic diaphragm Lightweight Improved AF performance during motion tracking Fluorine coating VR up to four stops Sports VR mode Nikkor AF-S 600mm f/4E FL ED VR Fluorite element […] Related posts: Additional information and pictures of the new Nikon 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lenses Nikon announcement: Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E, 500mm f/4E and 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lenses Next Nikon announcement: new Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lenses

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Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jun 29 2015 - 02:00 PM (CET)

When the Zeiss 85mm F1.4 Otus rolled into our office in both Canon and Nikon mounts, we knew what had to be done. We proudly present to you the 85mm F1.4 Otus, one of the nicest things we've ever held, mounted on the 5DS R and the Nikon D810 for your peeping pleasure. You can even see how it compares with an old Canon EF 85mm F1.8... Read on

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“KAIZEN Rocks Yet Again!” Fujifilm X-T1 FW 4.0 Tests, Special Fuji Site about the New AF System + 3 IMPORTANT TIPS!

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Jun 29 2015 - 01:58 PM (CET)

Finally, the X-T1 Firmware 4.0 is out and ready to be downloaded here. X-shooters are now testing their new X-T1 and share their findings on the Fuji X Forum. Here are some of the threads dedicated to the new Firmware - X-T1 Firmware 4.0 ! First Reviews of the FXF community… including VIDEO (in Italian) […]

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Canon EOS 5DS vs EOS 5DS R hands-on review (video)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jun 29 2015 - 07:11 AM (CET)

DigitalRev TV posted their Canon EOS 5DS vs EOS 5DS R review. Kai’s style included. Canon EOS 5DS: | Canon EOS 5DS R: This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon EOS 5DS vs EOS 5DS R hands-on review (video), and is copyrighted.

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Jun 28, 2015

Still Live: Canon EOS 7D Mark II – $1,199 (compare to $1,499)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jun 28 2015 - 05:38 PM (CET)

Top Rated eBay seller GetItDigital (99.6% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 7D Mark II . Compare at $1,499. Free shipping in the US. Please note: this may be a grey import item. The Canon EOS 7D Mark II digital… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Still Live: Canon EOS 7D Mark II – $1,199 (compare to $1,499), and is copyrighted.

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Readers' Showcase: Raiatea Arcuri

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jun 28 2015 - 02:00 PM (CET)

Raiatea Arcuri is an avid landscape photographer who maintains a website, a blog of tutorials and gear reviews, and is constantly expanding his online portfolio. His work will soon be on display at a gallery on the Big Island of Hawaii, where he calls home. Did we mention he's only 17? Take a look at his work and read more about his journey into photography. See gallery

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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS Review (video)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jun 28 2015 - 09:24 AM (CET)

Photographer and gear reviewer Dustin Abbott shares a full, thorough, real world review of one of his personal favorite lenses – the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS. Full of beautiful images and helpful observations, this video review is worth your… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS Review (video), and is copyrighted.

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The "Leica 100? film won the Grand Prix prize at the 2015 Cannes Lions festival

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jun 28 2015 - 04:51 AM (CET)

The "Leica 100" short film produced by FNazca S&S Brazil for the Leica Gallery Sao Paulo just won the Grand Prix prize at the 2015 Cannes Lions festival. In the past 64 years, this is the first time a Brazilian ad agency wins the Grand Prix: 1st Film Lions Grand Prix to F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi […] Related posts: The Leica M-Monochrom “Soul” film won five awards at the Cannes Lions Festival New Leica “100” promo video Leica M-Monochrom Soul (video)

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Jun 27, 2015

Weekly Nikon news flash #321

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jun 27 2015 - 05:39 PM (CET)

     -> Several new Nikon D7200 books are listed on Amazon, check your local listings for more info: Amazon US Amazon UK Amazon Germany Amazon France Amazon Japan Amazon Italy Amazon Spain -> Refurbished Nikon 1 J4 camera + 10-30mm lens for $199 with coupon code RULEOF3RDS. You can also get the same kit with […] Related posts: Weekly Nikon news flash #318 Weekly Nikon news flash #312 Weekly Nikon news flash #315

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First Canon EOS 5DS deal is online – $3,499 (compare at $3,699)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jun 27 2015 - 03:02 PM (CET)

The first Canon EOS 5DS deal is live on the web. Top Rated Plus eBay seller GetItDigital (99.6% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5DS (body only) . Compare at $3,699. Please note: this is considered a grey import item in… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, First Canon EOS 5DS deal is online – $3,499 (compare at $3,699), and is copyrighted.

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Vantage Point: The aviation photography of Jon Pece

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jun 27 2015 - 02:00 PM (CET)

'Some people use a tripod,' laughs Jon Pece, 'I used a KC-135 as a camera support.' The photographer has been afforded a unique perspective thanks to a long career as a military and commercial pilot. With his camera at his side and an eye for graphic elements and repeating patterns, Pece has produced a stunning portfolio of meticulous scenics. Read our Q&A and check out his work. See gallery

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Jun 26, 2015

Polaroid Cube+ adds Wi-Fi and two bright new color options

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jun 26 2015 - 08:18 PM (CET)

Polaroid has added a new member to its Cube camera family: the Cube+. Introduced at CE Week 2015 in New York, the Cube+ includes Wi-Fi, which is not included in the original model. As with the first generation, the Cube+ can record 1080p video and uses a single-button design. Read more

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Nikon D810A recap

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jun 26 2015 - 08:15 PM (CET)

A quick recap on the Nikon D810A camera: Nikon released the SDK for the D810A camera. The new Iridient Developer 3.0.3 now supports the Nikon D810A. The D810A is now also supported by StellaImage 7. Adobe also now supports the D810A. The Nikon D810A manual is available for download. Nikon published a new set of astrophotography […] Related posts: Another Nikon D810A review and high ISO comparison The Nikon D810a camera for astrophotography will start shipping on May 28th First Nikon D810A review

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Notes on the Leica M6, film and digital photography

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jun 26 2015 - 07:57 PM (CET)

Xavier Cambre (www.xaviercambre.com) will share his experience shooting the Leica M6 in Mexico: Notes on the Leica M6, film and digital photography My chiaroscuro photographs oscillate between the real and the dreamlike, the documented and the desired, evoking the sense that the everyday is actually filled with more mystery than it seems. Sometimes brooding and […] Related posts: New Leica dedicated digital gallery opened in London Leica M-A film rangefinder camera announced A Guide to Street Photography: Matt Stuart (video)

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Canon Rebel T6i/EOS 750D review (DPReview)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jun 26 2015 - 05:59 PM (CET)

DPReview posted their full review of the Canon Rebel T6i/EOS 750D. From the conclusion: Now that Canon has released two Rebels simultaneously, the biggest question for many is less likely to be ‘Should I get a Rebel?’ and more likely to be ‘Which… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon Rebel T6i/EOS 750D review (DPReview), and is copyrighted.

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Canon EOS 5DS R real world review (video)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jun 26 2015 - 04:48 PM (CET)

Photographer Michael Tapes reviews the Canon EOS 5DS R in this 12 minutes video. See all our EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R coverage here. Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R are shipping! Canon EOS 5DS: | Canon EOS 5DS… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon EOS 5DS R real world review (video), and is copyrighted.

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Ian Parry Scholarship 2015: entries invited (Canon UK sponsored)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jun 26 2015 - 04:17 PM (CET)

Canon press release: If you are a photographer under the age of 24 or in full-time photographic education, or have just graduated, you have until Tuesday 14 July 2015 to apply online for this year's Ian Parry Scholarship. A £3,500… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Ian Parry Scholarship 2015: entries invited (Canon UK sponsored), and is copyrighted.

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Week in review: Lights in the sky

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jun 26 2015 - 03:00 PM (CET)

Mother Nature put on a show for us this week when the Northern Lights dipped down into our part of the country. But around here it's been fireworks for the past couple of weeks, with plenty of new product introductions and exciting review samples rolling in the door. Let's reflect, shall we? Read more

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Canon and Arbor Day – Community Tree Recovery Program

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jun 26 2015 - 10:44 AM (CET)

Take a look at how the partnership between Canon and The Arbor Day Foundation is making a positive impact in local communities – CanonUSA This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon and Arbor Day – Community Tree Recovery Program, and is copyrighted.

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Canon Patent for EF/EF-S adapter for full-frame mirrorless camera

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jun 26 2015 - 07:48 AM (CET)

This is a very interesting patent, a patent that hopefully points to something that will hit the market. The patent refers to an adapter for a full-frame mirrorless camera. The adapter has a switch to change between EF and EF-S… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon Patent for EF/EF-S adapter for full-frame mirrorless camera, and is copyrighted.

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Jun 25, 2015

Tamron and Sigma offer firmware update service for Canon EOS 5DS/5DS R live view issues

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jun 25 2015 - 11:59 PM (CET)

Tamron and Sigma have both announced updates for their lenses to provide full compatibility with Canon's EOS 5DS and 5DS R models. Both firmware updates refer to behavior in live view shooting, something that has also caused problems in the Rebel T6s and T6i. This suggests that Canon's latest models feature a change in the way they drive lenses. Read more

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The latest Nikon patents

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jun 25 2015 - 11:13 PM (CET)

Photographybay discovered a series of cell phone related Nikon patents (see this previous filing for a camera that can be attached to a smart phone, another phone related patent can be found here). I've already mentioned that Nikon is rumored to be working on some kind of a smart phone integration. Nikon also has a new patent for 1 […] Related posts: The latest patents from Nikon: camera that can be attached to a smart phone, 28mm f/2.8 lens and more The latest Nikon patents The latest Nikon patents

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Manfrotto launches XPRO Ball Head

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jun 25 2015 - 09:13 PM (CET)

*Updated with US availability and pricing* Manfrotto has launched the XPRO Ball Head in the UK, joining existing fluid and geared heads in the XPRO lineup. It is offered with Arca-Swiss compatible Top Lock and 200PL camera plates and features a spherical locking mechanism alongside a Triple Locking System, the latter of which stabilizes the camera's position and keeps it from drifting via a trio of wedges. Read more

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Canon product advisory for counterfeit 600EX-RT Speedlites

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jun 25 2015 - 07:41 PM (CET)

Canon published a product advisory regarding counterfeit 600EX-RT Speedlites. [via TDP] Canon product advisory: We have confirmed that there are counterfeit Speedlite 600EX-RT flash products in circulation in the market. It has been reported that these products are being sold… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon product advisory for counterfeit 600EX-RT Speedlites, and is copyrighted.

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Pictures of the upcoming Leica store in Copenhagen, Denmark

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jun 25 2015 - 04:11 PM (CET)

I received few pictures from the new Leica store in Copenhagen, Denmark that will open tomorrow (June 26): Pictures credit: Jim Sørensen Related posts: New Leica store to open in Copenhagen on June 26th The first Leica store in Denmark is coming soon Sneak peek inside the upcoming Leica store in Washington DC

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Leica Q hands-on field test by The Camera Store

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jun 25 2015 - 03:03 PM (CET)

Another review worth mentioning online - Leica Q hands-on field test by The Camera Store, including comparisons to the Type 240 and Sony A7II cameras: More Leica Q reviews can be found here. The Leica Q is still not available in stores, check our pre-order options. Posted by LeicaRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in […] Related posts: Leica X1: hands-on review & field test Leica M9: field test and hands-on review (video) Leica T type 701 hands-on field test (video)

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Interview: Hasselblad to re-visit core values and aim for a wider market, says CEO Perry Oosting

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jun 25 2015 - 02:00 PM (CET)

At Photokina 2012, it felt as though Hasselblad was having a very public identity crisis. The company's foray into new product categories, via a relationship with Sony and an Italian design house, was not universally well received. We spoke with Hasselblad's new CEO, Perry Oosting, who assures us that the company will concentrate on re-connecting with the core values of the brand. Read more

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New Leica Noctilux lens rumored

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jun 25 2015 - 05:20 AM (CET)

Leica is currently testing several new Noctilux lens designs with the goal to release a new version in the near future. Some of the possibilities are: 50mm f/0.95 (just an update of the current version) 35mm f/0.95 35mm f/0.70 (unlikely to go in to production) One of the designs mentioned above could be for the Leica T […] Related posts: This special edition Leica Noctilux f/1 lens comes with its own Elie Bleu humidor Another list of rumored Leica products to be announced next week at Photokina Leica is rumored to announce a new 21mm ASPH f/3.8 lens

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Samsung NX500 firmware upgrade improves autofocus and enhances video features

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jun 25 2015 - 04:00 AM (CET)

Samsung has released a firmware update for its NX500 mirrorless camera. Among other things, the update enhances autofocus performance in several areas, increases the 4K video bit rate to 70Mbps, and reads out a larger areas of the sensor for improved 1080/60p video quality. More details

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New Leica store to open in Copenhagen on June 26th

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jun 25 2015 - 02:00 AM (CET)

The new Leica store in Copenhagen, Denmark I reported about last year will officially open on June 26th and will be operated by Photografica (it's located right next door). Update: pictures from inside the store 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 […] Related posts: First Leica store to open in the Philippines The new, two-story Leica store in LA will open on June 20th Leica Store San Francisco to open on June 30th

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Jun 24, 2015

What to expect next from Nikon

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jun 24 2015 - 04:59 PM (CET)

This is an updated post on what to expect from Nikon in the future - the next official announcement will most likely be for the Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-3.5 DX, 500mm f/4E and 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lenses (not sure if they will be introduced together): Nikon D5 Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-3.5 DX lens Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VR […] Related posts: What to expect next from Nikon What to expect from Nikon in March What to expect from Nikon in the first few months of 2015

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Jun 23, 2015

Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro FX lens US price announced: $999

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jun 23 2015 - 11:39 PM (CET)

The US price of the Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro FX lens was announced today: $999. B&H, Adorama and Amazon are currently taking pre-orders. Shipping will start in August. Specifications: Mount Availability: Canon, Nikon Focal Length: 24-70MM Full Frame Sensor Comp': Yes Maximum Aperture: F/2.8 Minimum Aperture: F/22 Optical Construction: 15 Elements / 11 Groups Coatings: Multi-layer coatings […] Related posts: Tokina announced new AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX lens for Nikon F mount The Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX lens for Nikon F mount is coming on June 12 Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX lens US price announced

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The world's widest 1:1 macro lens Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 will be available in Nikon F mount

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jun 23 2015 - 08:44 PM (CET)

Just a quick note in case you are not following PhotoRumors (you should!) - the world's widest 1:1 macro lens, the Laowa 15mm f/4 that got announced by Venus Optics earlier today, will be available also in Nikon F mount. The price is $479 (available for pre-order). Read all the details and see some interesting sample images taken […] Related posts: Venus Optics KX-800 Macro Twin Flash review Venus 60mm f/2.8 macro 2:1 lens review New Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8/15mm ZF.2 super wide angle lens for Nikon mount coming soon

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Jun 22, 2015

Leica Portrait: Lenny Kravitz - Flash

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jun 22 2015 - 07:42 PM (CET)

In this new video, Lenny Kravitz discusses the story behind his work for the book "Flash" and the design of Leica M-P Correspondent camera by Lenny Kravitz for Kravitz Design: 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: Lenny Kravitz “Flash” exhibition opening (video) Leica M-P Lenny Kravitz "Correspondent" limited edition camera gets the white glove treatment Lenny Kravitz gallery exhibition opening at the Leica store LA (video)

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The Nikon D5 is rumored to have a native high ISO of 102,400 and 4k video

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jun 22 2015 - 07:03 PM (CET)

The Nikon D5 DSLR camera is rumored to have a native high ISO of 102,400. The current D4s can go up to ISO 25,600 (expandable till ISO 409,600). Here is an updated list of rumored D5 specs: New 20MP FX sensor 4k video 173 autofocus points Native high ISO of 102,400 15 fps Body design similar to the […] Related posts: Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera rumored to have 4k video Samyang rumored to announce a new 100mm macro lens Nikon D7200 rumored specifications

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The Leica S Typ 007 medium format digital camera will start shipping in July

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jun 22 2015 - 02:27 AM (CET)

I received some information that the Leica S Typ 007 medium format digital camera ($25,400), that was announced during the Photokina show last year, will start shipping next month (July, 2015). The technical specs of the camera are: 37.5MP 30 x 45mm CMOS Sensor Maestro II Image Processor No Optical Low-Pass Filter 3.0" 921.6k-Dot LCD […] Related posts: Leica S Typ 007 medium format camera announced Leica S Type 006 medium format camera now in stock New Leica S medium format camera coming at Photokina with a 40-50MP CMOS sensor and 4k video

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Jun 21, 2015

Weekly Nikon news flash #320

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jun 21 2015 - 10:53 PM (CET)

-> The Topaz DeNoise plugin is 25% off ($20 off) for the month of June with coupon code JUNEDENOISE. -> Tokina announced price increases in Japan for the 100mm f/2.8 AT-X M100 AF Pro D Macro and AT-X 107 AF DX NH 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 fisheye lenses for Nikon F mount. -> The Rokinon 7.5mm f/8 RMC fisheye lens […] Related posts: Weekly Nikon news flash #317 Weekly Nikon news flash #318 Weekly Nikon news flash #301

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Jun 20, 2015

25 Leica Q reviews from all around the Web

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jun 20 2015 - 11:41 PM (CET)

I put together a list of 25 Leica Q reviews (and few videos), but of course you should start with our own hands-on first: Ming Thein Jonathan Slack Kristian Dowling (part 2) Jay Cassario Brian Hirschfeld Walkingphotographer Camerawest Reddotforum Dpreview (hands-on) The Verge Mirrorlessons Luminous-landscape Soundimageplus Henry's Note Emily Loke Macfilos Cnet Digitalversus Bloomberg Gizmodo Techradar Focus-numerique (translation) 500px […] Related posts: Additional Leica T reviews and coverage Leica M Monochrome, X2, 50mm Apo Summicron samples, reviews, etc. Kai reviews the Leica M type 240 camera, Photozone reviews their first Leica lenses

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Jun 19, 2015

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) camera hands-on video

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jun 19 2015 - 08:41 PM (CET)

Few days ago B&H Photo posted a quick hands-on video of the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) 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: New Leica M Monochrom Typ 246 camera registered in Korea The new Leica M Monochrom Typ 246 camera will not be announced tomorrow Leica X2 video hands-on review

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Jun 18, 2015

12% off offer from Leica USA extended till July 31, 2015

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jun 18 2015 - 05:21 PM (CET)

The 12% off offer on almost all* Leica gear has been extended in the US till July 31, 2015. Check out our sponsors for additional details: B&H Adorama Amazon Leica Store Miami Leica Store San Francisco Leica Store Palm Beach Popflash Tamarkin Camera Adorama and B&H also have dedicated pages for the promotion: * The only exceptions from the promotion […] Related posts: Leica? discounts to be extended till April 30th 12% off on almost all Leica products in the US starting today This is the rumored Leica M-P (Typ 240) Lenny Kravitz limited edition camera

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Leica results from the 27th WestLicht Camera Auction

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jun 18 2015 - 05:15 AM (CET)

Here are some of the Leica results from the 27th WestLicht Camera Auction that took place on June 13, 2015: One of the first Leica cameras produced in series was the Leica I Mod. A with an Elmax lens sold for EUR20,400/$23,000. This collector's item, in its original state, is exactly 90 years old. The top […] Related posts: WestLicht Photographica Auction results Results from the last Westlicht camera auction Results of the “100 years of Leica” special auction

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Andre D. Wagner's street photography

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jun 18 2015 - 02:57 AM (CET)

This video features Andre D. Wagner's street photography from Brooklyn, NY: For more info check Andre's website and also this video we published last year. Via Petapixel Related posts: Leica photographers: Andre D. Wagner HB Nam: a look into documenting street fashion photography (video) Free ebook about street photography

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Jun 17, 2015

Oskar Barnack Award 2015 winners announced

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jun 17 2015 - 09:21 PM (CET)

Oskar Barnack Award 2015 winner JH Engström is honoured with the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2015 with his project titled ,,Tout Va Bien" and will receive a cash prize of 25,000 euros and a Leica M camera and lens. ,,Tout Va Bien" does not handle a concrete subject in the traditional sense. The Swedish photographer […] Related posts: 2015 Leica Oskar Barnack Award best entries selected Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2015: cash prize for the winner has been raised to 25,000 Euros 2014 Leica Oskar Barnack Award winners announced

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Leica M-P Typ 240 "Leica Store Hong Kong 5th Anniversary Edition" set with Leica Noctilux-M ASPH 50mm f/0.95 lens announced

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jun 17 2015 - 05:55 AM (CET)

A new Leica M-P Typ 240 limited edition set with the Leica Noctilux-M ASPH 50mm f/0.95 lens was announced in Hong Kong - only 30 sets will be produced at a suggested retail price of HK$ 158,000 (around US$ 20,000): Leica M-P Typ 240 "Leica Store Hong Kong 5th Anniversary Edition" set with Leica Noctilux-M ASPH […] Related posts: New Leica store to open in Hong Kong A second Leica store coming up in Hong Kong Leica Store in Hong Kong (IFC Tower) is open

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Mar 2, 2015

Full UK and Ireland Availability for Panasonic LUMIX CM1

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Mar 02 2015 - 08:16 PM (CET)

Press release issued by Panasonic UK The World’s* only 1-inch Sensor Camera with Android OS and Smartphone Functionality Specifications Panasonic Lumix CM1 to receive Android 5.0 – Lollipop upgrade in May Panasonic has announced today that following a successful initial launch phase of the LUMIX DMC-CM1, the world’s only 1-inch sensor camera with an Android operating system & smartphone functionality, it will now be widely available nationwide from Mid-April 2015.

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Feb 23, 2015

Panasonic Launches New LUMIX G 30mm Macro and 42.5mm Portrait Lenses

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Feb 23 2015 - 08:57 PM (CET)

Press release issued by Panasonic UK New lenses further expand world's largest range of Micro Four Thirds lenses and accessories 23rd February 2015 – Panasonic has today introduced two new interchangeable lenses for its LUMIX G range of Micro Four Thirds System cameras – the H-HS030E, a 30mm macro lens, and the H-HS043E, a 42.5mm portrait lens. The versatile LUMIX G MACRO 30mm/ F2.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-HS030E) is ideal for life-size macro shots – such as close-ups of insects, food or flowers - as well as for stunning portrait. The new LUMIX G 42.5mm/F1.7 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. (H-HS043E) enables you to achieve a beautiful bokeh effect with soft, out-of-focus blur, allowing you to add stunning artistry to close-up portraits or shots in low light.

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Feb 4, 2015

BenQ Debuts their First Colour Critical Monitor for Photography and Graphic Design Professionals

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Feb 04 2015 - 05:42 PM (CET)

New great value, colour critical monitor, features: 99% Adobe RGB colour space, hardware calibration, brightness uniformity Built-in Palette Master calibration software co-developed by X-Rite Birmingham, UK, 3 February 2015. BenQ has launched a new 24” colour critical monitor designed for photographers and graphic design professionals with an eye for detail, that value colour accuracy.

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Jan 29, 2015

Every image, everywhere: Canon’s latest irista updates go live

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Jan 29 2015 - 03:39 PM (CET)

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 29 January 2015 – Canon today goes live with exciting new updates to its cloud-based image management service, irista, making it more user-friendly than ever before. The features going live are part of the next development phase of the platform and include an optimised user experience for tablets, as well as the ability to order high quality photo books directly from irista. Alongside the feature updates, Canon also today unveils new pricing for the irista subscription tiers, giving photography enthusiasts increased storage. Feature upgrades – providing an optimised, user-friendly experience The features going live today are:

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Jan 28, 2015

DxO OpticsPro v10.2 and DxO FilmPack v5.1 optimize their tools for a better user experience

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Jan 28 2015 - 07:08 PM (CET)

Support for 4 additional cameras, including the Sony A7 II and the Pentax K-S1 Sale on all DxO products through January 31, 2015 January 28, 2015 – DxO announces the immediate availability of DxO OpticsPro v10.2, the latest update to its image-processing software of reference for all demanding photographers, as well as DxO FilmPack v5.1, and DxO ViewPoint v2.5.2. These updates allow all three of DxO’s image processing solutions to support four additional cameras, including the Sony A7 II, and bring many improvements that facilitate the workflow for photographers.

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Introducing the new Portable Battery or Mains Studio Flash from Phottix

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Jan 28 2015 - 06:34 PM (CET)

Indra 500 TTL The new Phottix Indra 500 TTL is a 500 Watt TTL portable Studio Flash Light featuring High Speed Sync. Under the hood is the ultimate in control, thanks to the built-in, award-winning Phottix Odin TTL Flash Trigger for Canon and Nikon. The Indra500 TTL is the perfect way to unleash your creativity. Use TTL to shoot fast moving events like weddings, shoot on-location, control ambient light with high speed sync and shoot wide-open with shutter speeds up to 1/8000s.

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Tamron announce price and availability of 15-30mm wide-angle zoom

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Jan 28 2015 - 06:27 PM (CET)

Further to Tamron’s recent announcement introducing the SP 15-30mm lens, Tamron have confirmed the suggested retail price will be £949.99 including VAT.

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Fox Talbot, Baldus, Negre, Fenton - earliest examples of photography on display at James Hyman Gallery, 3 Feb - 6 March

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Jan 28 2015 - 01:37 PM (CET)

The Age of Salt: Art, Science and Early Photography 3 February – 6 March 2015 (click to enlarge) James Hyman Gallery, the UK’s leading commercial gallery for vintage 19th and 20th century photography, is pleased to present the latest in a series of monographic and thematic exhibitions addressing photographs from the earliest days of the medium.

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Jan 27, 2015

Sony World Photography Awards launch new mobile phone award for 2015

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Jan 27 2015 - 05:56 PM (CET)

27 January: The World Photography Organisation today launches a new award dedicated to mobile photography at the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. The latest camera technology within mobile phones has created increased accessibility for photographers. Moments can be captured in just about any circumstance or location and everyone with access to a phone can visually document day-to-day life. The mobile phone category at the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards recognises this new creative freedom and how mobile photography has helped redefine the way in which photographers approach their art.

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Nov 19, 2014

Asus competition finds selfies and celeb photographs are losing out to landscapes and nature photography online

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Nov 19 2014 - 06:16 PM (CET)

Kate Moss and Harry Styles lose out to Big Ben: almost two thirds of people prefer landscapes and nature photography to celeb shots and selfies London, UK, 13th November 2014 – ASUS, a leading vendor of high-quality smartphones and tablets, today reveals that selfies and celeb photographs are losing out to landscapes and nature photography online. In a survey of social media users, almost two thirds were more likely to ‘like’, share or engage with a photo of a landscape, nature scene, animals or landmarks, compared to posts containing photos focused on people.

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Nov 13, 2014

Kingston Digital lets users capture the action with double the memory

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Nov 13 2014 - 06:36 PM (CET)

Capacities Doubled on microSDHC, microSDXC; SDHC/SDXC Sunbury-on-Thames, United Kingdom, November 12, 2014 -- Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced a powerful duo in storage with capacity upgrades to both Class 10 UHS-I microSD and Class 10 UHS-I SDHC/SDXC cards. The Class 10 UHS-I microSD is now available in 128GB capacity*. It is perfect for apps, music, photos and videos that take up significant space on a smartphone or tablet. Compatible with microSDHC and microSDXC devices, its fast UHS-I speed allows users to capture photos and HD videos without interruption.

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Nov 11, 2014

The EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM – Powerful telephoto performance, wherever you are

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Nov 11 2014 - 11:19 AM (CET)

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 11 November 2014 – Canon today introduces the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM, a new powerful, high-performance zoom lens in Canon’s acclaimed L-series, ideal for passionate sports and wildlife photographers. A successor to the hugely popular EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, the new model features a range of upgrades to improve image quality and enhance usability, setting a new benchmark for performance from a compact super telephoto zoom lens.

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Nov 6, 2014

Last chance for photographers to #RePicture the world

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Nov 06 2014 - 06:58 PM (CET)

Just two weeks to go to enter Getty Images’ unprecedented global competition, which explores how we can change the paradigm around stereotypical imagery currently used to describe people and communicate concepts London – 6 November, 2014: There are just two weeks to go to enter Getty Images’ global competition, which calls for photographers to help #RePicture the world and break free from stereotypes. Getty Images, the world’s leader in visual comunication, has received almost 6000 entries from photographers in 67 countries, challenging stereotypes through imagery depicting everything from gender, to age through to national identity.

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Digital Film Tools Releases Composite Suite Pro 2.0 and zMatte 4.0

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Nov 06 2014 - 06:06 PM (CET)

OFX plug-in support is here! Los Angeles, CA – November 4, 2014 – Digital Film Tools, developer of visual effects software, today announced that its Composite Suite Pro v2.0 and zMatte v4.0 plug-ins now support the OFX plug-in format. The Foundry’s Nuke visual effects software and Sony Vegas editing systems are qualified hosts.

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HDRsoft releases Photomatix Essentials 4

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Nov 06 2014 - 06:03 PM (CET)

Bournemouth, United Kingdom - 5 November, 2014 - HDRsoft announces the release of Photomatix Essentials 4, a major upgrade of it's high dynamic range (HDR) software aimed at enthusiast photographers.

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Mar 19, 2014

Taking hip shots at HIPA

Source/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Mar 19 2014 - 08:35 PM (CET)

Today a great debate broke out on internet about the Grand winner of the HIPA awards, following the release of the $120,000-winning image by Chinese photographer Fuyang Zhou. Zhou, who does not read or write English according to our good friend ‘on the ground’ in Dubai Martin Grahame-Dunn, may be unaware of the accusations levelled […]

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Sep 19, 2013

Nikon's AW1 is set to make a splash...

Source/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Sep 19 2013 - 06:00 AM (CET)

How many outlets will use that original headline, I wonder, and what inspiration leads to it… Today, Nikon released the world’s first interchangeable lens digital camera – if you ignore the military version of the Nikonos RS underwater SLR produced with Kodak. Unlike that specialised system, the AW1 is intended for the consumer and is […]

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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.

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Dec 27, 2012

Coolpix S800c gallery update

Source/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!

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Dec 17, 2012

DCResource to close at end of year; Jeff headed to Digital Photography Review

Source/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.

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Dec 13, 2012

Canon PowerShot SX50 reviewed

Source/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!

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Dec 10, 2012

Canon PowerShot SX50 gallery posted

Source/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!

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Dec 1, 2012

Nikon Coolpix P7700 review posted

Source/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!

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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!

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Nov 15, 2012

Olympus intros new F1.8, 17 mm M. Zuiko lens

Source/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.

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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.

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Sep 13, 2012

Nikon's D600 - FX goes Prosumer

Source/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 […]

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Sep 5, 2012

Cameracraft magazine

Source/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 […]

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Apr 15, 2012

Nikon D4 and Canon 5D MkIII video test clip

Source/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.

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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 […]

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Nov 17, 2011

Channel Islands VAT dodge to end in 2012

Source/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 […]

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Oct 5, 2011

Master Photography Awards - merits video

Source/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 […]

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Aug 15, 2011

EISA Awards 2011-2012

Source/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 […]

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Jul 20, 2011

Mapping the planes

Source/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 […]

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Apr 28, 2008

Mark Hamburg’s Going Away Party

Source/Copyright: Photoshop News at Apr 28 2008 - 07:37 PM (CET)

Posted By Jeff Schewe Mark Hamburg, founder of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and former architect of Photoshop is leaving Adobe for a post at Microsoft. Mark, who was the second engineer

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May 31, 2007

About Camera Raw 4.1

Source/Copyright: Photoshop News at May 31 2007 - 07:43 PM (CET)

Posted By Jeff Schewe Adobe has released Camera Raw 4.1, and rather than a small update just for new cameras, this one is major. New features and new functionality are

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Dec 14, 2006

Photoshop CS3 Beta Q&A

Source/Copyright: Photoshop News at Dec 14 2006 - 06:40 PM (CET)

Posted By PSN Editorial Staff Got questions about the Adobe Photoshop CS3 beta release? These are the official answers from Adobe... Q. What is the Adobe¨ Photoshop¨ CS3 beta? A.

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Feb 9, 2006

Calgary Wedding Photography

Source/Copyright: Photoshop News at Feb 09 2006 - 10:47 AM (CET)

How to Choose a Calgary Wedding Photographer Choosing the right photographer for your Calgary wedding is crucial to preserving the memories of your special day on film. You want perfect

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Jan 9, 2006

Adobe Lightroom FAQ’s

Source/Copyright: Photoshop News at Jan 09 2006 - 06:44 PM (CET)

Posted By PSN Editorial Staff Adobe has written a Lightroom FAQ. It answers, from Adobe's point of view, some of the questions that are bound to surface regarding Adobe's intentions

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Announcing Adobe Lightroom

Source/Copyright: Photoshop News at Jan 09 2006 - 06:23 PM (CET)

Posted By Jeff Schewe Adobe announces Adobe® Lightroom®, a new digital photography application and provides a free Public Beta download. Adobe Lightroom Public Beta 1 splash screen. While not known for

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The Shadowland/Lightroom Development Story

Source/Copyright: Photoshop News at Jan 09 2006 - 06:04 PM (CET)

Posted By Jeff Schewe The development of Adobe Lightroom, code named Shadowland, was not something Adobe started after Apple announced Aperture. The Shadowland project has been going on for years.

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Apr 17, 2005

Nikin Encrypts D2X White Balance Meta Data

Source/Copyright: Photoshop News at Apr 17 2005 - 07:47 PM (CET)

Posted By PSN Editorial Staff In a post on Adobe's User to User Forum for Camera Raw, Thomas Knoll, chief engineer for Camera Raw and the original author of Photoshop (developed along

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