Photo news

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.

Aug 29, 2015

Official White House photographer and Canon user Pete Souza says he is “trying out the new full frame update”

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Aug 29 2015 - 12:19 AM (CET)

Trying out the new full frame update and wanted to see how a vertical looked. This is during the President's round table briefing in New Orleans yesterday. DSLR FYI. A photo posted by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Aug 28, 2015… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Official White House photographer and Canon user Pete Souza says he is “trying out the new full frame update”, and is copyrighted.

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Aug 28, 2015

Fujifilm firmware updates add Windows 10 support to 7 cameras

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Aug 28 2015 - 08:49 PM (CET)

Fujifilm has released firmware updates for seven of its X-series cameras, providing them with support for Microsoft's Windows 10. Read more

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Astropad Mini turns your iPhone into a graphics tablet

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Aug 28 2015 - 08:06 PM (CET)

The makers of the Astropad iPad app have launched a version for the iPhone, aptly called Astropad Mini. Like the iPad version, the new app allows you to use your Apple device as a graphics tablet when working with imaging applications such as Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom using Astropad's LIQUID technology for communication with the Mac. Read more

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Win one of 50 pairs of Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets with Canon

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Aug 28 2015 - 05:42 PM (CET)

Get closer to the action at Rugby World Cup 2015 with Canon United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 27th August 2015: As Official Sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2015, Canon is giving customers the chance to win one of 50 pairs… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Win one of 50 pairs of Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets with Canon, and is copyrighted.

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The new Canon 35mm F1.4L II will be a thing of beauty

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Aug 28 2015 - 04:44 PM (CET)

Canon recently announced an update to the wildly popular 35mm F1.4L lens, originally released in 1998 and undoubtedly designed back in the day for film. The original was always a favorite of our technical editor Rishi Sanyal, so join him as he takes a stroll down memory lane and recounts his favorite aspects of that lens, and what he looks forward to in the update. Read more

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Canon patent for flexible and expandable LCD screen for DSLR and MILC

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Aug 28 2015 - 03:02 PM (CET)

Curious Canon patent for a flexible and expandable LCD screen for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. The LCD screen is expanded by rotating a movable grid. According to patent drawings, the technology appears to apply both for DSLRs and compact/mirrorless cameras.… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon patent for flexible and expandable LCD screen for DSLR and MILC, and is copyrighted.

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Fujifilm, Panasonic & Toshiba to make common announcement before mid-September: New Sensor to be Announced?

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Aug 28 2015 - 02:12 PM (CET)

There is a rumor relating to Fujifilm, from the Chinese forum dc.home (translation). It has been spread by joofei, whom you probably still remember from the Wild Rumor Series (wild rumors 1, wild rumors 2 and wild rumors 3). Joofei says, that Fujifilm, Panasonic & Toshiba are going to announce something before mid-September 2015… and […]

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Is it the smartphone or lack of fun that's killing the camera?

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

Camera companies are struggling to sell cameras - that much is widely known. But analyst Heino Hilbig says that it's not smartphones, market saturation or the fallout of the 2008 financial crisis that's caused this. Instead he argues that it's the fun-factor and easy operation that the iPhone brought that have made cameras seem less attractive. We think he's on to something. Read more

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Buy a camera at Amazon and get 1 year free unlimited cloud storage

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Aug 28 2015 - 01:50 PM (CET)

If you buy a qualifying camera at Amazon US, you’ll get 1 year free and unlimited subscription to Amazon cloud storage services (click here for info). This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Buy a camera at Amazon and get 1 year free unlimited cloud storage, and is copyrighted.

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New Fuji X Gear Marketplace is Open :: Buy & Sell your Used Fuji Gear at our Forum (No Commission Costs)!

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Aug 28 2015 - 12:14 PM (CET)

On request of the FXF community, we are happy to announce that we now have a brand new Marketplace at the Fuji X Forum. You can now sell your own X-gear and look for interesting second-hand Fuji X bargains. It’s easy and intuitive to use… and it’s free of any commission! And allow me to […]

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Canon Professional Services at the 2015 US Open Tennis Championships in NY

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Aug 28 2015 - 09:05 AM (CET)

Date: August 31, 2015 – September 13, 2015 Location: Photographer’s Lounge Media Center in Arthur Ashe Stadium USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Flushing Meadows Corona Park Rd Flushing, New York 11368 (Map) Canon Professional Services will be on… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon Professional Services at the 2015 US Open Tennis Championships in NY, and is copyrighted.

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Nikon Coolpix P900 camera now in stock at BestBuy

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Aug 28 2015 - 04:09 AM (CET)

The hard to find Nikon Coolpix P900 super zoom camera is currently in stock at BestBuy - shipping is marked as "usually leaves our warehouse in 1 business day". If you have not yet seen the zoom capabilities of this camera, check out this post. Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be […] Related posts: Nikon apologizes for not being able to keep up with the Coolpix P900 demand Mind-boggling 83x zoom video taken with the Nikon Coolpix P900 camera shows the earth’s rotation Firmware update v1.1 for Nikon Coolpix P900 camera now available

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Aug 27, 2015

NASA employs 150-year-old photography technique to measure shock waves from supersonic flight

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Aug 27 2015 - 11:47 PM (CET)

NASA has turned to a process devised in 1864 to help it measure shockwaves created by supersonic aircraft flight. The method, schlieren photography, was invented by German scientist August Toepler to observe the effect of objects moving through transparent media, such as water or air. Read more

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New: MGR Production zoomable viewfinder magnifier for Leica M cameras

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Aug 27 2015 - 10:53 PM (CET)

MGR Production released a new zoomable viewfinder magnifier (1.1x to 1.6x) for Leica M cameras. Here are the details: By magnifying the rangefinder images, it also greatly enhances focusing accuracy, especially when shooting at telephoto focal lengths. The Bresson viewfinder magnifier is simply screwed into the viewfinder ocular of the Leica M. Supports both Leica M […] Related posts: The three most expensive serial production Leica cameras sold for EUR3.6 million at the latest Westlicht auction Alternative Phottix 0.85x and 1.25x viewfinders magnifiers for Leica M rangefinders New Mark II Artist’s Viewfinder iPhone app simulates Leica rangefinder framelines

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Outside of the box: Instagram now allows landscape and portrait formats

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Aug 27 2015 - 08:49 PM (CET)

Instagram's latest update brings a fundamental change with it. Since the app's launch in 2010 users have been limited to posting images in square format. However, today this has changed. After installing version 7.5 of the app, you can post your images in portrait and landscape formats. Read more

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Edelkrone introduces QuickReleaseONE, a universal quick release adapter

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Aug 27 2015 - 07:14 PM (CET)

Edelkrone has introduced its QuickReleaseONE, a device the company says is the first universal quick release on the market. The QuickReleaseONE screws into the tripod mount on the bottom of a camera, and attaches to the 1/4"-20 screw on any tripod plate. Read more

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Canon EOS M3 sample video and making-of published (and all US pre-order links)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Aug 27 2015 - 05:37 PM (CET)

Today Canon announced they will introduce the Canon EOS M3 to the US market. To accompany the event, Canon released a sample video shot using the and a score of lenses (EF-M and EF/EF-S). The video above is the sample movie… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon EOS M3 sample video and making-of published (and all US pre-order links), and is copyrighted.

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Tamron to announced SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD and SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lenses for Nikon F mount

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Aug 27 2015 - 05:10 PM (CET)

Tamron will soon announced two new prime lenses for Nikon F mount: SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD (model F012) SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD (model F013) In addition to several zooms, Tamron currently has only 60mm, 90mm and 180mm prime lenses in their lineup. Via Digicame-info Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted […] Related posts: Two new Tamron lenses with Nikon mount expected: 70-200mm f/2.8 VC USD and 90mm f/2.8 Macro VC USD Pricing for new Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8, 90mm f/2.8 and Sigma 35mm f/1.4 lenses announced Tamron announced the lightest 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC zoom lens for Nikon F mount

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Andy Summers' "Del Mondo" and the Leica Gallery São Paulo Opening

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Aug 27 2015 - 04:59 PM (CET)

Andy Summers' exhibition "Del Mondo" opened at the Leica Gallery São Paulo, the first ever Leica gallery in South America, in August 2015. The exhibit, comprised of forty-two black and white images, shows the artist's life in photographs captured from around the world - from Tanzania to Shanghai - between 1978 and 2014. Watch Andy […] Related posts: Leica Store opening in São Paulo Leica store in Sao Paulo Leica’s “Visual Gallery” during Photokina

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Tamron will soon announce new prime lenses: SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD and SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Aug 27 2015 - 02:56 PM (CET)

Digicame Info got word that Tamron may soon announce two new prime lenses: SP 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) – Mount Canon, Nikon, Sony – For Sony No VC SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013) –… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Tamron will soon announce new prime lenses: SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD and SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD, and is copyrighted.

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Sony A7000 coming soon: with RGBW + New Backlit sensor for Best in class low light performance! – X-PRO2 specs?

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Aug 27 2015 - 01:23 PM (CET)

PREFACE 1) Current APS-C Fuji cameras feature a Sony sensor (with special Fuji X-Trans design). 2) Fuji can use the latest generation of Sony sensors only about half a year after Sony itself implemented it in one of their cameras. 3) Therefore, any Sony A7000 sensor rumor could potentially be interesting also for the X-PRO2 […]

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New Firmware for Fuji X-E2, X-Pro1, X100T, X100S, X30, X20 and XQ2! – Support for Microsoft Windows10

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Aug 27 2015 - 07:10 AM (CET)

Fujifilm just released a firmware update with support for Microsoft Windows 10 for the following X-series cameras. And even if don’t use Windows, please update anyway, because FR-reader Poul-Werner is right, when he writes on facebook: X-E2 firmware 3.01 X-Pro1 Firmware Ver.3.41 XQ2 Firmware Update Ver.1.01 X100T Firmware Update Ver.1.11 X100S / X100S Black Firmware […]

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Canon Develops Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics, Enables Extremely High Levels Of Chromatic Aberration Correction

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Aug 27 2015 - 07:03 AM (CET)

Blue Refractive (BR) optical elements are employed on the new Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II lens. Canon Develops New Camera-Lens Optical Element That Enables Extremely High Levels Of Chromatic Aberration Correction MELVILLE, N.Y, August 27, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon Develops Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics, Enables Extremely High Levels Of Chromatic Aberration Correction, and is copyrighted.

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Canon EOS M3 coming to the USA

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Aug 27 2015 - 06:50 AM (CET)

I am so happy I was wrong on this! The EOS M3 will be available for sale in the USA in early October 2015 for an estimated retail price of $679.99. EOS M3 kits can already be pre-ordered: Canon EOS M3… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon EOS M3 coming to the USA, and is copyrighted.

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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II officially announced

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Aug 27 2015 - 06:31 AM (CET)

The new Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II will be available in October, and sell at $1,799. You can already pre-order the new EF 35mm f/1.4L II: Adorama or B&H Photo. Canon U.S.A. Introduces New Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L II USM… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II officially announced, and is copyrighted.

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Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II USM boasts new Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics for improved chromatic aberration control

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Aug 27 2015 - 06:00 AM (CET)

Updated Canon has announced the EF 35mm F1.4L II USM, the second generation of its popular wide-angle prime. It uses newly designed Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics, which claim to reduce chromatic aberration better than any other existing technology. Read more

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Coming to America: Canon EOS M3 arrives stateside in October

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Aug 27 2015 - 06:00 AM (CET)

Canon has announced US availability for its EOS M3 mirrorless camera, which was launched in February for European and Asian markets. Set to be available in October, the EOS M3 includes a 24.2MP APS-C sensor, Hybrid CMOS AF III AF system, 3" tilting touchscreen LCD and Wi-Fi with NFC. Read more

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Aug 26, 2015

48 Hour Deal: Special $400 Discount for FujiRumors readers on Fiji Workshop (with Fuji X-photographers)!

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Aug 26 2015 - 11:20 PM (CET)

F-Stop Lounge would like to invite you to come on a once in a lifetime photography experience. Come along to a 3 day photography workshop and learn from 8 masters in Fiji (including X-photographers Elia Locardi & Benjamin Von Wong)! On the 29th, 30th & 31st October 2015 you'll get to… Harness your own creative […]

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Palette's Cube sampler allows photographers to accurately match color

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Aug 26 2015 - 09:12 PM (CET)

Australian company Palette has announced a sampling device that can read the color of items it is placed on, allowing photographers to match the exact chromatic values when processing images in Photoshop. Read more

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Hoya HD3 lens filters claim to be 4x stronger than optical glass

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Aug 26 2015 - 08:39 PM (CET)

Kenko Tokina USA recently announced the Hoya HD3 series UV and Circular Polarizer lens filters. According to the company, the filters are 4 times stronger than optical glass, and offer a 99.7 percent light transmission rate. Read more

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Now in stock: Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX lens for Nikon F mount

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Aug 26 2015 - 05:32 PM (CET)

Another interesting third party lens for Nikon F mount - the Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX lens is now shipping and is currently in stock at B&H and Amazon. Tokina also published the MTF charts of the lens (additional information can be found here): Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without […] Related posts: The Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX lens for Nikon F mount is coming on June 12 Tokina announced new AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX lens for Nikon F mount Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro FX lens US price announced: $999

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The Commlite Nikon F to Sony E adapter will come with autofocus and stabilization support

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Aug 26 2015 - 03:54 PM (CET)

Matt Granger published a hands-on review of a new Commlite Nikon F to Sony E adapter (Nikkor lenses on a Sony a7 camera) that will come with autofocus and stabilization support: The reviewed adapter was a prototype, there is no word when the production version will become available. Commlite adapters are sold on Amazon and eBay. Posted by […] Related posts: Nikon releases Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility app for iPhone with D600 support Nikon’s mirrorless F-mount adapter will support AF (plus new video mode specs) Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD full frame lens with image stabilization announced

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Serious zoom: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II shooting experience

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

We've been toting around the Sony RX10 II for a little while now, testing its ability to capture 4K video, high speed stills and super slow motion video clips. And while a superzoom may not be DPReview writer Dan Bracaglia's first choice for his favored rock-and-roll and street subjects, he ultimately came around to the impressive capabilities of this camera. Read more

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What to expect from Leica Camera in the next few months: new system camera, Noctilux, X-U Typ 113

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Aug 26 2015 - 02:40 PM (CET)

A quick recap of the latest rumors/what to expect from Leica in the next few months (the first announcement is expected in the next 30-60 days): New full frame interchangeable lens camera with AF and EVF New Noctilux lens - could for the M or T systems or maybe for the new Leica system mentioned […] 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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Hands-on: Leica claims fastest in the world for its new CMOS S (Type 007)

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Aug 26 2015 - 02:00 PM (CET)

Originally announced last September, Leica's medium format S camera presents a number of key changes that bring it up to date with the latest models from its main competitors. Although the S Type 007 retains the same pixel-count as the previous Type 006, the company has switched from its traditional CCD sensor to a CMOS unit. It also claims the title of world's fastest framerate in its class. We spent a little time getting to know the S Type 007. Read more

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Now in stock: Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon F mount

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Aug 26 2015 - 04:46 AM (CET)

Just a quick updated on my post from last week: the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon F mount is now in stock at B&H and in Europe (Amazon UK, Amazon Germany and Amazon France). Few sample photos from the lens can be found here. Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in […] Related posts: Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon F mount to start shipping tomorrow in the US (in stock now in Europe) Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens (Nikon mount) finally in stock Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens now in stock

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New Nikkor 13mm f/1.8 lens patent for Nikon 1 mirrorless camera

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Aug 26 2015 - 01:45 AM (CET)

Nikon filed a patent in Japan for a 1 Nikkor 13mm f/1.8 mirrorless lens (for 1" sensor). There have been several Nikon 1 lens patents in the past few months: 70-300mm f/4.5-6 VR PF 3mm f/2.8 circular fisheye 9-30mm f/1.8-2.8 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 10-145mm f/4-5.6 AW 7.2-13.6mm f/3.5-4.5 AW 10-45mm f/4.5-5.6 For reference, here is the list of currently available Nikon […] Related posts: Nikon files patents for 10-30mm and 7-13mm lens for mirrorless cameras Nikon announces the future development of 1 Nikkor 10-100mm f/4-5.6, 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 and 32mm f/1.2 lenses Nikon’s new mirrorless lenses

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Aug 25, 2015

PIX 2015 - Limited number of FREE Expo tickets and discounted re:FRAME VIP Passes now available

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Aug 25 2015 - 09:19 PM (CET)

Pre-registration has opened for our photography expo, PIX 2015 - the photo interactive experience in Seattle on October 6&7. A limited number of FREE passes are available for the main hall, where you'll find photography experiences, educational programming, product demos, panel discussions, and brand and partner booths. For a limited time we're also offering an early bird special on PIX VIP All-Access Passes, which includes Hall Pass plus all re:FRAME talks and galleries at McCaw Hall, and the exclusive PIX awards and cocktail party. Learn more

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Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Aug 25 2015 - 08:46 PM (CET)

According to a source speaking with Fuji Rumors, the Fujifilm X100T's successor will have a new lens. The present lineup of X100 cameras all feature the same fixed 23mm F2 lens, and if past announcement intervals are any indication, the X100 series may see an update just around the corner. Read more

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Leica S Typ 007 medium format camera officially released with a $8,000 price drop

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Aug 25 2015 - 04:07 PM (CET)

I already reported that the Leica S Typ 007 medium format camera will be released at the end of August and the price will be lower than initially reported. The new US price is $16,900 (the original price was $25,400 or $8,000 less). The European price is £12,900/EUR15,000. Shipping will start in September. The camera's instructions can be […] Related posts: Leica S Typ 007 medium format camera announced Sample photos and video from the Leica S Typ 007 medium format camera New Leica S medium format camera coming at Photokina with a 40-50MP CMOS sensor and 4k video

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Sample photos and video from the Leica S Typ 007 medium format camera

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Aug 25 2015 - 04:06 PM (CET)

Few sample photos taken with the Leica S Typ 007 medium format camera: Watch the video quality of the new Leica S (Typ 007) in the Cine-4k standard. The entire 45 mm width of the sensor is used for video recording in full-HD resolution. This video produced with the new Leica S captivates with the […] Related posts: New Leica S medium format camera coming at Photokina with a 40-50MP CMOS sensor and 4k video Leica S Typ 007 medium format camera announced Leica S Typ 007 medium format camera officially released with a $8,000 price drop

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Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Aug 25 2015 - 09:39 AM (CET)

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 II is the next evolution of an already impressive camera. The E-M10 II introduces 5-axis stabilization to the entry-level OM-D line, while it maintains the 16.1MP Live MOS sensor and TruePic VII engine of its predecessor. A number of ergnomic and feature upgrades make the E-M10 II an enticing little ILC at a nice price. Does it deliver? Read more

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OM Evolution: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II real-world sample gallery

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Aug 25 2015 - 07:03 AM (CET)

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 provides some user experience upgrades over its predecessor, though largely contains the same imaging components. We hit the road with our E-M10 II loaner as soon as it arrived a few days ago, to try out its new ergonomics and 5-axis image stabilization. Read more

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 II: What you need to know

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Aug 25 2015 - 07:00 AM (CET)

The E-M10 II is the successor to the original E-M10, and Olympus's new mid-range Micro Four Thirds camera. Offering a raft of features in a compact body, the E-M10 II has everyone in the DPReview office quite charmed, and our impressions so far have been very positive. We've been using an E-M10 II for some time now, and we've created a short slideshow explaining some of its key features. Read more

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 II features 5-axis IS, redesigned controls

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Aug 25 2015 - 07:00 AM (CET)

Olympus expands its digital OM lineup today with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 II. Updates include a 5-axis image stabilization system (though not the same as the E-M5 II or E-M1's), a new 2.36M-dot OLED EVF and a 4K time lapse mode. Read more

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Aug 24, 2015

Samsung NX1 firmware 1.40 adds digital video IS and AF while zooming

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Aug 24 2015 - 11:46 PM (CET)

Samsung has released another firmware update for the NX1 mirrorless camera, taking the model from firmware version 1.32 to 1.40. The newest software improves existing features such as the audio quality from external microphones, and adds new features including video digital image stabilization. Read more

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Apple offers to replace faulty iPhone 6 Plus camera modules

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Aug 24 2015 - 09:19 PM (CET)

Recently we've heard reports of some Apple iPhone 6 Plus cameras failing and producing blurry images. Apple has acknowledged the problem and is offering to replace the faulty camera unit for free. Read more

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The Nikon USA lens only rebates and UK summer cashback are set to expire this week

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Aug 24 2015 - 07:23 PM (CET)

The lens-only rebates from Nikon USA are set to expire this week - on August 28th. You don't have to purchase a camera in order to qualify. Here are lenses that eligible for the instant discount: Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G: $50 off Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G: $50 off Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR Micro: $135 off Nikkor 14-24mm […] Related posts: The Nikon lens only rebates will expire this week and will not be extended The Nikon lens instant rebates expire this weekend Reminder: Nikon’s “lens only” rebates are set to expire this weekend

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Sony Alpha 7R II: Real-world ISO invariance study

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Aug 24 2015 - 05:37 PM (CET)

The recently announced Sony Alpha 7R II packs a lot of groundbreaking features, and one of its highlights is the new full-frame 42.4MP BSI-CMOS sensor. Sony sensors tend to show very high Raw dynamic range due to low noise characteristics, but we wanted to take a closer look at exactly how little noise the camera itself contributes to images. Read on

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New Leica X-U Typ 113 camera on the horizon

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Aug 24 2015 - 05:36 PM (CET)

A new Leica X-U Typ 113 camera was registered in South Korea government radio agency's website. Based on previous RRA entries, the official announcement should be in the next 30-60 days. Via Digicame-info Related posts: New Leica M Monochrom Typ 246 camera registered in Korea Just what I have been waiting for: new Leica M Monochrom Typ 230 camera Leica V-Lux Typ 114 camera listed on Indonesian Communication Agency website

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Crazy 8: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 sample gallery

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Aug 24 2015 - 01:00 PM (CET)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is the follow-up to the company's successful GX7 rangefinder-style mirrorless camera. The GX8 boasts a new 20MP Four Thirds sensor and 'Dual IS', which combines sensor and lens shift image stabilization for better results. The camera's ISO range tops out at 25,600 and it offers a max burst rate of 10 fps with single AF and 6 fps with continuous AF. We've been shooting with one for a little while - check out our gallery of samples!

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Weekly Nikon news flash #329

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Aug 24 2015 - 03:03 AM (CET)

-> New video from the Nikon USA series Behind the Scenes: "Animals in Action" (Nikon ambassador Ron Magill shoots with the D7200 in the Miami zoo). -> It may not mean much, but the Nikon 1 V3 camera is currently listed as discontinued at DigitalRev. -> Here are the latest Nikon deals for this week: Refurbished […] Related posts: Nikon’s 2015 financial results are out: sales down 15%, income down 12% Nikon had another bad financial quarter Weekly Nikon news flash #302

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Aug 23, 2015

Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon F mount to start shipping tomorrow in the US (in stock now in Europe)

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Aug 23 2015 - 08:41 PM (CET)

The Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon F mount is expected to start shipping in the US tomorrow, August 24th: The lens is already in stock in Europe (Amazon Germany and Amazon France). Here is a size comparison between the full frame Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art lens ($999) and the Sigma 18-35mm […] Related posts: Now in stock: Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon F mount Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens (Nikon mount) finally in stock Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens now in stock

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Comparing the new Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR to the old 24-70mm and the 24-120mm lenses

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Aug 23 2015 - 05:08 PM (CET)

Foto-info.si published a comparison with sample images between the old Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED and the new 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens. Here are some of the tests: Check out also this comparison between the Nikon 24-120mm f/4G ED VR and the new 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens:   I will have a complete review of […] Related posts: First Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens review now online First pictures of Nikon 24mm f/1.8G, 24-70mm f/2.8E VR and 200-500mm f/5.6E lenses leaked online Nikon announcement this week (most likely tonight): 24mm f/1.8G ED, 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR and 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lenses

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Readers' Showcase: Zhi Yuen Yap

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Aug 23 2015 - 09:00 AM (CET)

Zhi Yuen Yap finds living in New Zealand a blessing and a curse. Getting off the beaten path to find unique locations can mean braving harsh, unpredictable weather and inhospitable terrain. Based on his photos, though, we'd say he's been pretty well rewarded for his troubles. Take a look at his work and find out more about him in our Q&A. Read more

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens review

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Aug 23 2015 - 01:27 AM (CET)

This Nikon 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens review is by Con Foley: In March 2013 Nikon started shipping the AF-S 80-400VR lens, and I quickly got a copy and did a brief review. I got the 80-400VR because it allowed me to do some wildlife photography I couldn't do before, handheld and more spontaneous than […] Related posts: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens field test Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR vs. 500mm f/4G ED VR lens specifications comparison First Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lens review

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Backpacking around the world (part 2)

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Aug 23 2015 - 12:42 AM (CET)

Here is an update from Walter Chang (website | Tumblr | Instagram | Twitter) who recently finished his three years backpacking trip around the world:  Last year I shared my story in a guest post with Nikon Rumors about backpacking around the world with Nikon gear. I finally finished my trip this past May and it spanned 3 […] Related posts: Backpacking around the world Guest post: “World Views” by Julien Hautcoeur Around the world with a Nikon D800

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Aug 22, 2015

?European Road Trip - A Nikon D610 and Poor Weather

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Aug 22 2015 - 08:24 PM (CET)

My name is Karl Lindsay and nature photography is a big passion of mine. You can see my work in my portfolio or follow me on Facebook and Instagram. I recently got back to Australia from a family road trip through Europe. We packed a lot into one trip, driving through 12 countries over 6 weeks. […] Related posts: Marco Carmassi’s trip around Rajasthan with the Nikon D810 Nikon D610 announcement in 48 hours Nikon cuts forecasts due to poor mirrorless sales in US and Europe

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Match Technical released new ThumbsUp for the Leica M-P (Typ 240) Safari edition camera

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Aug 22 2015 - 12:12 AM (CET)

Match Technical released two new CSEP-10S and EP-10S ThumbsUp versions to match the color of the Leica M-P 240 Safari edition camera (with and without cold shoe). The new sets also include a Beep-O and Boop-O releases in soft touch rubber and are available at Leica Store Miami and Popflash: Inspired by the Leica M-P (Typ 240) Safari […] Related posts: Match Technical released a new EP-10S Titanium ThumbsUp for Leica M Typ 240 Match Technical has new designs for their latest “O” series soft releases buttons Match Technical Thumbs Up EP-SQ grip for Leica Q

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Aug 21, 2015

Parallax View: Apple patent hints at 3D effect in photos

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Aug 21 2015 - 08:59 PM (CET)

Patent spotting site Patentlyaple has discovered an Apple patent application titled "Parallax Depth Rendering" which describes a methodology for rendering images and video that, when viewed on a standard 2D display, give the impression of showing a 3D view. Click through for more details

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Best lenses for the Nikon D750 DSLR camera

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Aug 21 2015 - 03:48 PM (CET)

Those are the best lenses for the Nikon D750 camera based on the test results from DxOMark: Zoom lenses Top 3 ultra-wide-angle zoom lenses for the Nikon D750: Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED 27 points $1847 Nikon AF-S 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED 26 points $747 Tokina AT-X 16-28 f/2.8 PRO FX 23 points $589 Top 3 standard zoom lenses […] Related posts: Best lenses for the Nikon D800E camera Nikon D750 DSLR camera to be announced in 10 days Carl Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1,4/55 ZF.2 and Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM A lenses tested at DxOmark

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Leica Q (Typ 116) vs. Leica M (Typ 240) with 28mm f/2 Summicron lens (video)

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Aug 21 2015 - 06:05 AM (CET)

If you have 45 minutes to spare, watch this video on the Leica Q vs. Leica M 240 with 28mm f/2 Summicron lens: 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 M9-P “Meister Camera” limited edition with a redesigned Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH lens Leica 28mm Summicron-M ASPH silver version now discontinued 28mm Summilux-M f/1.4 lens profile included in the latest Leica M9 firmware

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Nikon's "NIKKOR & ACC" app released for Android tablets

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Aug 21 2015 - 04:40 AM (CET)

Nikon released new version of their "NIKKOR & ACC" app for Android tablets. Additional information on accessories and Speedlights has also been added: TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce today's release of the "NIKKOR & ACC" app for Android tablets. This app introduces NIKKOR lenses for cameras with interchangeable lenses and a variety of […] Related posts: Nikon released new “NIKKOR & ACC” iPad app Nikon released new version of “my Picturetown” app for Android The Coolpix S800 will be the first Android based camera from Nikon

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Aug 20, 2015

Leica US savings extended till October 31st

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Aug 20 2015 - 09:14 PM (CET)

Tamarkin Camera reports that the Leica US savings has been extended till the end of October. The 12% discount on almost all Leica product was introduced few months ago (May, 2015) as a result of the strong US dollar. Similar savings is also available in the UK. Check out our sponsors for additional details: B&H Adorama […] Related posts: Leica US savings extended till August 31, 2015 12% off offer from Leica USA extended till July 31, 2015 Leica? discounts to be extended till April 30th

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens delayed till October

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Aug 20 2015 - 04:29 PM (CET)

Nikon Japan announced that the shipment of the new Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens will be delayed till October, 2015. The lens was initially scheduled to start shipping on August 27th. The Nikon 24mm f/1.8G ED and 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lenses for now are scheduled to start shipping on September 17th. Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed […] Related posts: First pictures of Nikon 24mm f/1.8G, 24-70mm f/2.8E VR and 200-500mm f/5.6E lenses leaked online First Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens review now online Nikon D800 delayed till October 2011, D4 in early 2012?

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Aug 19, 2015

Black Rhino creative's Ryan Mah on the Leica M (video)

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Aug 19 2015 - 07:31 PM (CET)

Black Rhino Creative's Ryan Mah explains why the Leica M was the ideal camera to shoot the video documenting a thought-provoking day in the life of software artist, writer and educator Jer Thorp. Posted by LeicaRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow (LR) on Facebook and […] Related posts: HB Nam: a look into documenting street fashion photography (video) Craig Semetko’s video on how to use a Leica M rangefinder is back online Leica & FCDA - Anthony Suau (video)

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Apple Digital Camera RAW 6.06 now supports Leica Q, DxO adds support for Leica T

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Aug 19 2015 - 03:44 PM (CET)

Apple released Digital Camera RAW compatibility update 6.06 for OS X Yosemite with support for the Leica Q (Typ 116) camera. Also: DxO released OpticsPro 10.4.3, FilmPack 5.1.5, and ViewPoint 2.5.7 updates with support for the Leica T (Typ 701). Posted by LeicaRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. […] Related posts: The latest Apple digital camera RAW compatibility update supports Leica M and Monochrom cameras Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.04 released with Leica D-Lux 6, V-Lux 4 and X2 support Apple RAW Compatibility Update 3.5 now supports Leica D-Lux 5 and V-Lux 2

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Aug 18, 2015

Leica M9 camera survives fall from balcony, breaks pool's granite tile

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Aug 18 2015 - 10:02 PM (CET)

In case you missed it, here is a story I posted on Facebook last week: a Chinese photographer dropped his Leica M9 camera from the balcony and... broke the pool's granite tile below. The camera's focusing and metering systems were working fine after the drop, but he will probably need a new lens hood: What if a […] Related posts: Leica MP survives -40°C temperatures during 60 days trek on the North Pole New Leica C type 112 camera will most likely be announced this fall Tamarkin Rare Camera Auction now accepting consignments for their Fall 2015 auction

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The latest Nikon patents: waterproof 1 Nikkor 7.2-13.6mm f/3.5-4.5 lens and... a smart water bottle

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Aug 18 2015 - 08:25 PM (CET)

New Nikon patent application for a 1 Nikkor AW 7.2-13.6mm f/3.5-4.5 waterproof lens for the AW mirrorless product line (1" sensor). There is another Nikon waterproof lens patent for a Nikkor AW 10-45mm f/4.5-5.6 lens: Nikon currently has only two Nikkor AW lenses: AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 and AW 10mm f/2.8. I am not sure what to make […] 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: 1 Nikkor 9-30mm f/1.8-2.8, “build your own lens” and an adapter with a lens shutter The latest Nikon lens patents

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Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 VM lens (Leica M mount) is now $100 off

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Aug 18 2015 - 07:32 PM (CET)

The Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 VM lens for Leica M mount is now $100 off (the new price is $899). Recently several Voigtlander VM lenses got a price drop in the US (the 50mm f/1.1 Nokton was not part of the initial discount). Posted by LeicaRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without […] Related posts: The new Voigtländer Nokton 50mm f/1.5 Asph lens for M-mount is now available for pre-order 2013 CP+ show in Japan: new Voigtländer Nokton 50mm f/1.5 Asph lens for M-mount Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.5 Aspherical lens (M mount) now in stock

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More on the Nikon Free Maintenance Service Initiative and latest D750 service advisory

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Aug 18 2015 - 06:06 PM (CET)

Nikon D800 Free Maintenance Service Initiative A reader sent me some more details on the Nikon Free Maintenance Service Initiative that was offered to selected D800/D800E, D700 and D7100 owners: I received the Nikon Free Maintenance Service Offer.  I shipped my D800 to Nikon in Melville, NY and received an acknowledgement email from Nikon Customer Service and an […] Related posts:

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Aug 17, 2015

Leica also makes limited edition binoculars: new Ultravid 8×32 Edition Zagato announced

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Aug 17 2015 - 10:42 PM (CET)

Leica camera announced a new Ultravid 8x32 Edition Zagato limited edition binocular: Italian automotive atelier meets Leica binocular: The Leica Ultravid 8x32 'Edition Zagato' In collaboration with Zagato, the Italian automotive Atelier and Total Design Center, Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, presents a special limited edition: the Leica Ultravid 8x32 'Edition Zagato'. Uniting the values shared by both classical […] Related posts: Leica Ultravid HD-Plus 42 binoculars announced New Leica Ultravid Colorline compact binoculars Leica announced new special editions Leitz Park products

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Weekly Nikon news flash #328

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Aug 17 2015 - 03:53 AM (CET)

->In addition to DSLR cameras, Ikelite also produces underwater housings for Nikon Coolpix cameras. Their latest underwater housing is for the Coolpix S7000. -> Read about the Kodak's DMILC (digital mirrorless interchangeable lens camera) with Nikon F mount. -> The new Nikkor 500mm f/4E lens at the F1 British Grand Prix in Silverstone. -> New LensCoat […] Related posts: Weekly Nikon news flash #288 Weekly Nikon news flash #320 Weekly Nikon news flash #318

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Aug 16, 2015

Leica Q is the winner of the EISA European Premium Compact Camera Award for 2015-2016

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Aug 16 2015 - 02:56 AM (CET)

The Leica Q Typ Typ 116 is the winner of the EISA European Premium Compact Camera Award for 2015-2016: The Leica Q is a hugely impressive camera that combines state-of-the-art technology with traditional design. The 28mm wide-angle lens is incredibly sharp and the fast electronic shutter, means you can shoot wide open at f/1.7 even in […] Related posts: Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2015: cash prize for the winner has been raised to 25,000 Euros Leica Q Typ 116 compact full frame camera announced Epson Ultimicron EVF used in the Leica T camera’s Visoflex

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Aug 15, 2015

Lenny Kravitz at the Ostlicht photo gallery

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Aug 15 2015 - 02:23 AM (CET)

LEICA CAMERA AG & OSTLICHT PHOTO GALLERY PRESENT: LENNY KRAVITZ "FLASH!" & MATHIEU BITTON "ASCENSION" Exhibition on view from 11 - 22 August 2015 The life of a rock star is lived in public. Celebrated, admired, but also observed, crowded and pursued by fans and photographers, groupies, autograph hunters, gossip columnists and reporters - all […] Related posts: Lenny Kravitz “Flash” exhibition opening (video) Lenny Kravitz gallery exhibition opening at the Leica store LA (video) Lenny Kravitz is coming out with a new book called “Flash”

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Aug 14, 2015

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lens first look

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Aug 14 2015 - 11:17 PM (CET)

This field test report on the new Nikon 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lens is by Jess Lee (jessleephotos.com, westernphotographers.com, click on images for larger view): I had been waiting for this lens to be announced for what seemed like a very long time. I needed a replacement for the Canon 600 I had sold after the first of the year. […] Related posts: Nikkor 600mm f/4G ED VR vs. 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lens specifications comparison First Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lens review This is what happens when you drop a frozen Nikon 600mm f/4 lens from 14 feet

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The sensor inside the Leica Q Typ 116 is most likely produced by TowerJazz - an Israeli semiconductor manufacturer with tight relations to Panasonic

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Aug 14 2015 - 02:46 AM (CET)

In a recent interview Leica confirmed that the sensor inside the Q Typ 116 camera is not made by Sony or CMOSIS. So, who is the manufacturer of this sensor? One very plausible option is TowerJazz - an Israeli semiconductor manufacturer with tight relations to Panasonic who has produced sensors for CMOSIS in the past. Here are […] Related posts: The new MAX 24 MP sensor inside the Leica M “could possibly alter the product roadmaps and strategies of several companies” The 24MP MAX sensor inside the new Leica M is made by CMOSIS Panasonic LX5 coming soon with m4/3 sensor?

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Aug 13, 2015

Joel Meyerowitz on why he is shooting with a Leica camera

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Aug 13 2015 - 07:06 PM (CET)

In this video labeled "What you put in the frame determines the photograph" Joel Meyerowitz explains what makes his style of photography different and unique and why he is shooting with a Leica camera: Via Photographybay Posted by LeicaRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow (LR) […] Related posts: Joel Meyerowitz: My Life with Leica (part 2) Joel Meyerowitz – My life with Leica (take three) Joel Meyerowitz talks about street photography

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New Angelo Pelle half cases for the Leica Q camera

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Aug 13 2015 - 03:19 AM (CET)

       The new Angelo Pelle half cases for the Leica Q camera are now available and feature a new optional metal grip and magnetic cover on the bootom: Angelo Pelle Florence proudly announced the new half case model for Leica Q cameras, revolutionary design with an ergonomic built in metal grip. The case is […] Related posts: Angelo Pelle’s Leica half cases New Angelo Pelle leather half-cases for Leica M 240 New: Angelo Pelle leather half-case for Leica M (type 240)

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New Leica X Maroon and Leica D-LUX Rolling Stone 100th Anniversary limited edition cameras announced in Japan

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Aug 13 2015 - 02:27 AM (CET)

Two new Leica limited edition cameras were announced in Japan: Leica X Maroon limited edition (50 cameras) to commemorate the opening of the new Leica Hankyu Umeda store. Read more on Leica Japan website. Leica D-LUX Rolling Stone 100th Anniversary Edition camera will feature the label of 10 different musicians. The set includes an original print with the autograph of […] Related posts: Leica C, M Kumamon limited edition cameras announced in Japan New Leica X2 Yokohama limited edition camera announced in Japan New Leica M 240 Map Camera 20 anniversary limited edition announced in Japan

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Jul 23, 2015

A contemporary carrying solution for modern photographers, meet booq’s Python catch

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Jul 23 2015 - 07:59 PM (CET)

Top loading shoulder bag offers multiple storage options, organisation and protection for cameras, lenses and a laptop  22 July 2015, The team at booq, designers of fashionably functional bags and carrying cases for creatives, unveils their newest addition to the photography-oriented Python collection: the Python catch.

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Jul 20, 2015

Photography Competition: Can you capture the ‘Essence of Summer’ and win £500?

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Jul 20 2015 - 04:58 PM (CET)

Located in the heart of England, Easton Walled Gardens encapsulate everything that is great about the British summer. To reflect this, they have teamed with Savills incorporating Smiths Gore, to launch a photography competition: The Essence of Summer.

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Sigma UK announces 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM pricing and availability

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Jul 20 2015 - 12:30 PM (CET)

Sigma UK has announced that the UK suggested retail price of the its 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art, announced last month, will be £949.99 including VAT. Sigma and Canon mount will be available in the UK towards the end of July. Nikon mount is still TBA.

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Jul 16, 2015

200-800mm tele zoom for Micro Four Thirds coming from Panasonic Leica

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Jul 16 2015 - 07:31 AM (CET)

Today Panasonic announces that the company is developing the first LEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3 telephoto zoom lens (35mm camera equivalent: 200-800mm) for the Micro Four Thirds system standard to expand the lineup of digital interchangeable lens.

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Panasonic's New 'Post Focus' Technology Enables Areas of a Photograph to be In-focus After Shooting

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Jul 16 2015 - 07:30 AM (CET)

Panasonic is developing a new technological function called ‘Post Focus’ which enables photographers to select alternative parts of the image they want to be in-focus with easy one touch operation. The function has been developed by further innovating via Panasonic’s existing 4K Photo technology and not only prevents out-of-focus misshots but also offers greater creative freedom in all areas of photography.

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Panasonic plans to introduce f/1.7 standard lens

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Jul 16 2015 - 07:30 AM (CET)

Today Panasonic announces that the company is developing a LUMIX G 25 mm/F1.7 single focal length lens as a digital interchangeable lens for the Micro Four Thirds system.* This lens is a 50mm (35 mm camera equivalent) single focal length lens with large diameter. The 50mm focus distance offers almost the same viewing angle and sense of perspective as the human eye which means users can enjoy shooting a portrait or scenery as they see it.

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Panasonic launches the Lumix GX8

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Jul 16 2015 - 07:30 AM (CET)

Press release issued by Panasonic UK New LUMIX DMC-GX8: Unbeatable photographic style and substance, without compromise Panasonic’s first Dual I.S (Image Stabiliser), 20.3-megapixel sensor, large tiltable LVF and 4K capability set a new benchmark for photographic control and consistency

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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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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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