Feb 27, 2015
Deal Alert: Canon Rebel T5 – $240Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Feb 27 2015 - 02:00 PM (CET)
Seller bigvalueinc on eBay (99% positive ratings) has the Canon Rebel T5 . Compare to $400 on Amazon. This may be a grey import item. Free shipping in US and limited quantity. More good deals on Canon gear on eBay. Please note: use coupon code CLC10OFF at checkout to get $50 off = Rebel T5 for ridiculous $239.99!! This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Deal Alert: Canon Rebel T5 – $240, and is copyrighted.
SUPER-FAST F0.95 35mm X-Mount lens coming in MAY :: The NOCTURNUS 35mm F0.95 (for EUR2000) of Meyer Görlitz!!!Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Feb 27 2015 - 01:38 PM (CET)
Just recently you could read here that Meyer Optik will release the Trioplan f2,8/100mm for Fuji X-in October. Well, it seems that Meyer Optik (translation) plans to release even more X-mount lenses, and there will a super-fast Nocturnus 35mm F0.95 coming as early as May 2015! The lens will be available also for Sony E mount […]
Canon Digital Photo Professional 4 Tutorial Videos (CPP 4.x)Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Feb 27 2015 - 11:11 AM (CET)
CanonUSA on YouTube posted four tutorial videos about DPP 4.0. The video above gives an overview of the software and illustrates the user interface, the expanded controls, the improved processing algorithms and how to arrange your workspace to fit your preferences. The first video below shows how you can use bookmarks, folders, “Collections”, filter settings […] This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon Digital Photo Professional 4 Tutorial Videos (CPP 4.x), and is copyrighted.
Canon Patent for 9-18mm Ultra-Wide Angle Lens for EOS MSource/Copyright: CanonWatch at Feb 27 2015 - 06:44 AM (CET)
Egami (translated) spotted a patent for an EF-M 9-18mm f/3.5-4.5 STM lens for the EOS M system. A bit weird since there is already the excellent lens. I guess this is just one of the many patents Canon is filing and not a lens that will hit the market anytime soon. Patent Publication No. 2015-34892 Published […] This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon Patent for 9-18mm Ultra-Wide Angle Lens for EOS M, and is copyrighted.
UK temporarily bans export of 19th century photography albumSource/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 27 2015 - 12:29 AM (CET)
The United Kingdom is hoping to retain an album containing photographs by Oscar Rejlander, and as such it has instituted a temporary export ban on the relic. The ban will prevent the album from being sold to a foreigner and leaving the country (for now), and will possibly provide enough time to study the collection and its origins. Read more
Feb 26, 2015
Canon “The Photography Show Facebook Competition” (Canon UK and Ireland)Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Feb 26 2015 - 09:53 PM (CET)
The Photography Show 2015 (21-24 March 2015, NEC, Birmingham) is the UK event for aspiring photographers of all levels. There is a The Photography Show Facebook Competition promoted by Canon UK and Ireland. Be sure to read the terms and conditions for the competition. Quoting: To enter this competition, comment on any of our Canon Photography […] This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon “The Photography Show Facebook Competition” (Canon UK and Ireland), and is copyrighted.
Tokina to launch water dispersing filter coating and IR-cut ND rangeSource/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 26 2015 - 06:05 PM (CET)
Japanese optical manufacturer Tokina is showing a hydrophilic filter coating that forces water droplets to spread into a thin film so that they become invisible to the camera. The coating will allow photographers to carry on shooting when rain or spray on the lens would otherwise obstruct the optical path. Read more
There is No Canon C700x on the Horizon, It’s a FakeSource/Copyright: CanonWatch at Feb 26 2015 - 05:29 PM (CET)
It turned out to be a fake. The rumor that surfaced yesterday was just a hoax. Canon Rumors did the investigative work, and says: The camera in the image is the C500 PL mount with some "work" done to fit the larger 34mm sensor and a longer base to fit the "X", which in itself […] This post was originally published on CanonWatch, There is No Canon C700x on the Horizon, It’s a Fake, and is copyrighted.
How To Use the Canon EOS 7D Mark II’s Interval Timer for Time-lapse VideosSource/Copyright: CanonWatch at Feb 26 2015 - 05:12 PM (CET)
The Canon Professional Network posted and article (and video, above) on how to properly use the Interval Timer feature of Canon’s new . Read more about the EOS 7D Mark II’s highlights: the excellent weather sealing, the highly advanced AF, and the industry leading high ISO performance (have a look here too). All our coverage on the EOS 7D Mark II can be seen here (and there […] This post was originally published on CanonWatch, How To Use the Canon EOS 7D Mark II’s Interval Timer for Time-lapse Videos, and is copyrighted.
Hot Deal: Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens – $277 (compare to $549)Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Feb 26 2015 - 02:53 PM (CET)
Top Rated Plus eBay seller getitdigital (99.5% positive ratings) has the excellent EF-S 18-135mm IS STM lens , compare to $549 on Amazon. Filter Size 67mm Focal Length 18-135mm Maximum Aperture 1:3.5-5.6 Lens Construction 16 elements in 12 groups Diagonal Angle of View 11?° 30′ – 74?° 20′ Focus Adjustment Inner focusing system Closest Focusing […] This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Hot Deal: Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens – $277 (compare to $549), and is copyrighted.
10 Things Photographers Don’t Like About NikonSource/Copyright: CanonWatch at Feb 26 2015 - 01:50 PM (CET)
Image courtesy of Photography Bay After having posted a list of 10 things photographers do not like about Canon, Photography Bay posted a list of 10 things photographers dislike about Nikon (just fair, isn’t it?). Each of the following points is discussed in the original article. Too Many Recalls & Product Advisories Price of Lenses […] This post was originally published on CanonWatch, 10 Things Photographers Don’t Like About Nikon, and is copyrighted.
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II Review (DigitalRev)Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Feb 26 2015 - 06:38 AM (CET)
Kai of DigitalRev reviews Canon’s new EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 II lens. The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II is not a budget lens, selling for $2,199 B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon. Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II price check for your country: . More EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II coverage here at CW. This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II Review (DigitalRev), and is copyrighted.
DOWNLOAD NOW: RAW File Converter EX 2.0 + ADOBE Tethering Plug-in!Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Feb 26 2015 - 06:02 AM (CET)
The RAW File Converter EX 2.0 is now available for download! To know more about the RAW File Converter EX 2.0, check out Rico’s “Film Simulations in RAW File Converter EX Version 2” Fuji also realeased the Adobe Tethering Plug-in (for Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1, Mac OS X 10.7-10.10). You can download […]
Deal of the day: refurbished Nikon D800 camera for $1,779Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Feb 26 2015 - 03:31 AM (CET)
Cameta Camera is known to have the best deals on refurbished Nikon gear. Today they have a refurbished Nikon D800 DSLR for $1,779 and free shipping! This is a Nikon US refurbished camera and comes with US warranty. Cameta Camera is an authorized Nikon US dealer. Check all of their refurbished listings here. Posted by NikonRumors.com This […] Related posts: Deal of the day: refurbished Nikon D810 camera for $2,700 ($600 off) Refurbished Nikon D800 cameras now available for $2499.95 Refurbished Nikon D600 for $1,325, D7100 for $890 and other deals
Meyer Optik Görlitz lenses for Nikon F-mountSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Feb 26 2015 - 03:05 AM (CET)
I never heard of this company before, but the German manufacturer Meyer Optik Görlitz produces several lenses for Nikon F-mount: Figmentum 35mm f/2.0 lens: Light intensity and focal length: f2-22; 35 mm Lens construction: 9 elements in 7 modules Closest focusing distance: 0.25 m Angle of view: 63° Weight: 370g Filter diameter: 55mm Figmentum 85mm f/2.0 […] Related posts: Tokina announces 70-200mm f/4 (FX) and 12-28 f/4 (DX) lenses with Nikon mount Tamron develops new SP AF60mm F/2.0 Di II MACRO 1:1 lens Tokina announced new AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX lens for Nikon F mount
NPPA and World Press plan ethics symposium following contest disqualificationsSource/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 26 2015 - 02:25 AM (CET)
The National Press Photographers Association and World Press Photo plan to hold a symposium later in 2015 to talk about ethics in photography, following news that 20% of the photos entered in the World Press Photo contest were disqualified after reaching the penultimate round, due to digital manipulations of some sort being discovered. Meanwhile, the NPPA has called on the photographers disqualified from the contest to release their photos to the public. Read more
Lytro plans to shed jobs as it shifts focus to videoSource/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 26 2015 - 01:21 AM (CET)
Lytro CEO Jason Rosenthal has announced that the company has raised an additional $50M in funding, but plans to use it to make a strategic shift into video and virtual reality, while shedding some jobs. Although the exact number of layoffs has yet to be decided, website re/code is reporting that between 25-50 of Lytro's 130-strong workforce may be made redundant as the company seeks to hire new employees with video and virtual reality experience. Click through to read more
Film Simulations in RAW File Converter EX Version 2Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Feb 26 2015 - 12:27 AM (CET)
Film Simulations in RAW File Converter EX Version 2 by Rico Pfirstinger Talk to Rico (open forum for questions & feedback) Rico’s Books at Rocky Nook - Fuji X Secrets Workshops - Rico’s Flickr Sets The Fujifilm X-E2: Beyond the Manual (use coupon XPERT40 for a 40% discount) NEW: The Fujifilm X-T1: 111 X-Pert Tipps (use coupon XPERT40 for a 40% […]
Feb 25, 2015
Seasons of Change – Sample Movie Shot with Canon EOS 5DSSource/Copyright: CanonWatch at Feb 25 2015 - 08:21 PM (CET)
CanonUSA on Youtube posted this 3 minutes sample movie shot using a Canon EOS 5DS. EOS 5DS and 5DS R previews and hands-on: Canon Japan’s EOS 5DS image and video samples and EOS 5DS R image samples. EOS 5DS and 5DS R preview at Photography Blog, hands-on and sample pics at ephotozine, preview at DPReview, CPN Europe Article, The Digital Picture. A tip about which […] This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Seasons of Change – Sample Movie Shot with Canon EOS 5DS, and is copyrighted.
Canon EOS 7D Deals at B&H PhotoSource/Copyright: CanonWatch at Feb 25 2015 - 06:22 PM (CET)
B&H Photo has two cool Canon EOS 7D deals, both expire 2/28/15: Canon EOS 7D body – $849 (click here) Canon EOS 7D with 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM – $949 (click here) This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon EOS 7D Deals at B&H Photo, and is copyrighted.
ONLINE: New Edition of the Interactive FUJI X MAGAZINE (Nr.8)Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Feb 25 2015 - 06:04 PM (CET)
The new edition of the interactive Fuji X Magazine (Nr.8) is now online here at fujifilmxmagazine. This time you have the chance to win a Fujifilm X-A2. You just send a link to your best blog post at competition [at ] fujifilmxmagazine [dot] eu, and you’ll have entered the contest (closes April 15).
Deal Alert: Canon EOS 6D – $1,149Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Feb 25 2015 - 04:38 PM (CET)
Seller bigvalueinc on eBay (99% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 6D . Compare to $1,099 on Amazon. Free shipping in US and limited quantity. More good deals on Canon gear on eBay. Please note: this may be a grey import item. This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Deal Alert: Canon EOS 6D – $1,149, and is copyrighted.
Reminder: Nikon rebates set to expire on February 28thSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Feb 25 2015 - 04:16 PM (CET)
The current lens only (Adorama | B&H | Amazon) and DSLR combo (Adorama |B&H | Amazon) rebates are set to expire on February 28th, 2015. I expect that they will be extended in March, but with Nikon you never know. FX prime lenses: Nikon 28mm f/1.8G: $100 off Adorama |B&H | Amazon Nikon 35mm f/1.8G: $100 off Adorama |B&H | Amazon […] Related posts: Reminder: Nikon’s “lens only” rebates are set to expire this weekend Nikon instant rebates extended till December 28th Reminder: Nikon instant rebate program will end in one week
Fujifilm X-T10 will feature the same sensor of the X-T1 ! (new source)Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Feb 25 2015 - 01:21 PM (CET)
Hi all I have a little update about the X-T10. A New Source told us that the X-T10 will feature the same sensor of the X-T1 (so the 16MP X-TransII sensor) So the full rumored specs list so far is: (SRP = source right in the past / NeS = New Source) - Name: X-T10 […]
(CW4) Canon EOS C500 Mark II Coming for NAB 2015?Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Feb 25 2015 - 12:59 PM (CET)
Canon Rumors is pretty sure it will: We've been told for a while now that we'd be seeing a 4K Cinema EOS C300 Mark II at NAB 2015 in Las Vegas this coming April. We can now also confirm we'll also get to see a new Cinema EOS C500 Mark II at the show. Stay […] This post was originally published on CanonWatch, (CW4) Canon EOS C500 Mark II Coming for NAB 2015?, and is copyrighted.
(CW3) Canon EOS C700x Image and Specification Leaked (coming with global shutter and 4k?)Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Feb 25 2015 - 09:06 AM (CET)
Hard to say if this is a reliable rumor, or not. Image and specs of an unseen Canon EOS C700x leaked over the web. There is more. According to the rumours, Canon may planing the introduction of global shutter and 4K video in the EOS Cinema lineup. It would also mean Canon is going to introduce a new model in […] This post was originally published on CanonWatch, (CW3) Canon EOS C700x Image and Specification Leaked (coming with global shutter and 4k?), and is copyrighted.
Canon EOS 5DS Sample Pictures (DCFever)Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Feb 25 2015 - 08:34 AM (CET)
DCFever posted several sample pics shot with a pre-production model of Canon’s new megapixel champion, the EOS 5DS . Original size of sample pics can be downloaded. EOS 5DS and 5DS R previews and hands-on: Canon Japan’s EOS 5DS image and video samples and EOS 5DS R image samples. EOS 5DS and 5DS R preview at Photography Blog, hands-on and sample pics at ephotozine, […] This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon EOS 5DS Sample Pictures (DCFever), and is copyrighted.
Canon Patent for Foveon Style Multilayer AF SensorSource/Copyright: CanonWatch at Feb 25 2015 - 06:44 AM (CET)
Egami (translated) spotted a patent for a new AF sensor. The patent describes a Foveon-like, multilayer sensor: Patent Publication No. 2015-37217 Published 2015.2.23 Filing date 2013.8.12 Canon patent AF sensor In the depth direction, I comprises a first layer, the second layer, the photoelectric conversion portion of the third layer The second layer is for […] This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon Patent for Foveon Style Multilayer AF Sensor, and is copyrighted.
Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 Di VC USD real-world sample gallery postedSource/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 25 2015 - 03:02 AM (CET)
After handling a prototype at Photokina, we brought a final shipping sample of Tamron's new 15-30mm wideangle zoom back from CP+. The stabilized ultra-wideangle lens covers a full-frame sensor, offers a unique double lens hood design for added strength and boasts a very competitive $1200 price tag. We're impressed so far - check out our samples gallery
Feb 24, 2015
Sony Xperia Z3 camera reviewSource/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 24 2015 - 10:47 PM (CET)
The Sony Xperia Z3 is the successor to the Xperia Z2, and in terms of both camera specification and design it's more of an evolutionary update than a major overhaul. In terms of camera specs the new model comes with the same 20.7 MP resolution on a 1/2.3 sensor as its predecessor but the new G-lens offers a wider equivalent focal length of 25mm. Click through to read our full review on connect.dpreview.com
Konost full-frame digital rangefinder in the pipeline for 2016Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 24 2015 - 08:45 PM (CET)
An American start-up company is promising to bring a 20MP full frame digital rangefinder camera to market for early 2016. The Konost FF will be a 20-million-pixel metal bodied M-mount camera equipped with a 4" LCD. The company has said that the rangefinder system will operate not with mirrors and prisms, as most rangefinders do, but with twin imaging sensors that overlay their images to produce the same dual image effect in the viewfinder. Read more
Nikon 1 AW1 firmware update 1.11 releasedSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Feb 24 2015 - 07:45 PM (CET)
Nikon released firmware update 1.11 for the water, shock, dust and freeze-proof Nikon 1 AW1 mirrorless camera. Download links: Nikon EU | Nikon USA Modifications enabled in this version: Issues that prevented correct acquisition of location data logs, as indicated below, have been resolved. 1. Location data logs could not be correctly acquired when the camera was […] Related posts: Nikon D7100 firmware update C 1.01 released Firmware Update 1.1 for Nikon Coolpix P7100 released Nikon D7000 firmware update 1.02 is now official
Deal Alert: Canon EOS 70D – $750Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Feb 24 2015 - 06:00 PM (CET)
Seller bigvalueinc on eBay (99% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 70D . Compare to $1,099 on Amazon. Free shipping in US and limited quantity. More good deals on Canon gear on eBay. Please note: this may be a grey import item. This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Deal Alert: Canon EOS 70D – $750, and is copyrighted.
Historic prints from the beginning of photography to go on auction in LondonSource/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 24 2015 - 05:10 PM (CET)
William Henry Fox Talbot prints from as early as 1844 are part of a collection of over 200 photographs that are due to go to auction in London next month. All of the pictures in the sale come from a single private collection which includes a many well-known and important works, and many of the prints were made at the time the original pictures were taken. See gallery
Leica M-P "Correspondent" by Lenny Kravitz for Kravitz Design special limited edition camera officially announcedSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Feb 24 2015 - 05:02 PM (CET)
After I initially reported it as a rumor last year and the leaked details from two weeks ago, the new special limited edition Leica M-P "Correspondent" camera by Lenny Kravitz for Kravitz Design is now officially announced. The camera and lenses are intentionally aged by hand. Only 125 pieces will be produced. The kit includes two lenses (Leica Summicron-M […] Related posts: This is the rumored Leica M-P (Typ 240) Lenny Kravitz limited edition camera Leica M-P (Typ 240) Lenny Kravitz limited edition camera spotted on Instagram Lenny Kravitz is coming out with a new book called “Flash”
The Oskar winner movie "Birdman" was shot with Leica C lensesSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Feb 24 2015 - 04:55 PM (CET)
The Oskar winner movie "Birdman" was shot with Leica C lenses: On the night of 22th February, 2015 the 87th Annual Academy Awards® took place in Los Angeles. One of the big winners was the Film Birdman with four Oscar Awards. The film was shot through CW Sonderoptic's Leica Summilux C-Lenses, which already had won […] Related posts: Leica Summilux-C lenses received the Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2014: vote on i-shot-it.com Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2015: cash prize for the winner has been raised to 25,000 Euros
Humor: Watch HSN Selling a Canon Rebel T3i, and Have a Good LaughSource/Copyright: CanonWatch at Feb 24 2015 - 12:58 PM (CET)
The Phoblographer spotted this cute little video. Watch HSN selling a Canon on TV back in 2012. This must be the camera all Canon fans missed, since it is Canon’s “flagship camera”, ready for “professional use”. There are more comical highlights. Watch the video and have a good laugh. Btw, the Rebel T3i isn’t bad at all. […] This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Humor: Watch HSN Selling a Canon Rebel T3i, and Have a Good Laugh, and is copyrighted.
Canon Patent for EF-EF-M Adapter with Improved Auto-Focus SpeedSource/Copyright: CanonWatch at Feb 24 2015 - 06:47 AM (CET)
Egami (translated) spotted what could be Canon’s best move to push their mirrorless cameras. A new EF-EF-M adapter that should deliver better AF speed when using EF and EF-S lenses. While the AF performance of Canon’s new EOS M3 is excellent with the native EF-M lenses, AF performance is limited when using EF lenses via the […] This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon Patent for EF-EF-M Adapter with Improved Auto-Focus Speed, and is copyrighted.
The Nikon 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II lens got a surprising $1,000 price dropSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Feb 24 2015 - 05:57 AM (CET)
The price of the Nikon 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II lens just dropped by $1,000 to $5,647.90 at Amazon and B&H (still listed for $6,649 at Adorama). The grey market version is currently priced at $6,299. I am not sure what is going on since Nikkor tele-photo lenses are rarely discounted and this lens is not part of the […] Related posts: Nikon US instant rebates to expire in 3 days, Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G lens price drop in the UK Confirmed: Nikon to launch a new 400mm f/2.8 lens Nikon AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens now shipping in the US
ARRI announces the ALEXA Mini, a lightweight carbon fiber cinema camera with 4K outputSource/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 24 2015 - 02:26 AM (CET)
We don't normally write about thirty-thousand-dollar cinema cameras, but the ARRI ALEXA Mini caught our eye. This digital motion picture camera packs a whole lot of firepower into a super compact, carbon-fiber body. The specs also foreshadow what me might expect in future consumer-level cameras, in terms of video capabilities. Read more
Feb 23, 2015
CreativeLive kicks off Photoshop Week 2015Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 23 2015 - 10:33 PM (CET)
Starting today, the folks at CreativeLive are hosting a week of educational programs designed to help photographers and designers get the most out of Adobe Photoshop. Classes range from tips for beginners to more specialized sessions in landscape, architecture and portrait photography, to name a few. All classes are streaming live for free over the next six days, and will be available for purchase after the event. Read more
Panasonic Launches New LUMIX G 30mm Macro and 42.5mm Portrait LensesSource/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.
Leica M-P Typ 240 Safari camera pre-order optionsSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Feb 23 2015 - 08:10 PM (CET)
The new Leica M-P Typ 240 Safari camera is now also available for pre-order at B&H - the shipping date is listed as March 3rd, 2015. Additional pre-order options: B&H PopFlash Leica Store Miami Leica Store San Francisco RedDotCameras (UK) Posted by LeicaRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow […] Related posts: Leica T camera pre-order options Leica M8.2 Safari – only 500 pieces worldwide How to follow LeicaRumors
Leica M-P (Typ 240) Lenny Kravitz limited edition camera spotted on InstagramSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Feb 23 2015 - 08:09 PM (CET)
Spotted on Instagram: Lenny Kravitz trying a prototype of the Leica M-P (Typ 240) Lenny Kravitz limited edition camera: Trying out the prototype of the #KravitzDesign #Leica "Correspondent" A photo posted by Lenny Kravitz (@lennykravitz) on Feb 23, 2015 at 10:14am PST Posted by LeicaRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any […] Related posts: This is the rumored Leica M-P (Typ 240) Lenny Kravitz limited edition camera Leica rumored to announce a new M Monochrom and a M240 Lenny Kravitz edition Lenny Kravitz is coming out with a new book called “Flash”
I hope this Konost FF full frame digital rangefinder camera with Leica M mount will come to life one daySource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Feb 23 2015 - 07:06 PM (CET)
The pictures above show the Konost FF full frame digital rangefinder camera prototype equipped with M mount, optical viewfinder with electronically displayed frame-lines and a rangefinder focusing patch plus the basic controls: aperture, shutter speed, focus, and ISO. More information available at PhotoRumors.com and konost.com. Posted by LeicaRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any […] Related posts: A full-frame digital rangefinder camera is still a future option for Leica Strong hints that Leica is planning to launch a full-frame 35mm sensor-based digital rangefinder camera Leica is working hard on the development of a full-frame M9, an auto-focus R10 and a small digital M
Super Deal Live Again: Canon EOS 5D Mark III – $1,999Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Feb 23 2015 - 06:18 PM (CET)
Top Rated Plus seller getitdigital (99.5% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III . Free shipping in US and limited quantity. More good deals on Canon gear on eBay. Please note: this may be a grey import item. This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Super Deal Live Again: Canon EOS 5D Mark III – $1,999, and is copyrighted.
Panasonic introduces Lumix G 30mm macro and new 42.5mm portrait primeSource/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 23 2015 - 06:14 PM (CET)
Panasonic has announced two new additions to its Micro Four Thirds lens lineup, a 30mm F2.8 macro and 42.5mm F1.7 portrait lens. The company had previously hinted that the 30mm was in the works, and as promised it offers Mega O.I.S stabilization along with 240 fps drive AF. The 42.5mm F1.7 isn't quite as fast (or presumably as expensive) as the existing Leica Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2. Both lenses will be available in May. Read more
Feb 22, 2015
Deal of the day: grey market Nikon D750 camera with 24-120mm f/4 lens for $2,199.99Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Feb 22 2015 - 11:36 PM (CET)
A grey market Nikon D750 camera with 24-120mm f/4 lens is currently $2,199.99 on eBay (regular price after $600 rebate: $2,996.95). This offer is valid for the next 17 hours. A body only D750 camera (also grey market) is now $1,767 (regular price: $2,296.95). Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished […] Related posts: New Low price: grey market Nikon D750 camera for $1,600 B&H discounted some grey market Nikon lenses New low price: Grey market Nikon D810 for $2,299.99
Close Encounters: Will Burrard-Lucas' wildlife photographySource/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 22 2015 - 04:00 PM (CET)
Based in the UK, nature photographer Will Burrard-Lucas is highly dedicated to wildlife photography. He's even developed his own remote-controlled camera system for getting as close as you can with dangerous animals like rhinos, lions and… meerkats. The photographer spent an entire year living in Zambia where he used new technologies like drones, camera traps and remote-control devices to capture nature from tricky perspectives. See gallery
Weekly Nikon news flash #303Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Feb 22 2015 - 04:58 AM (CET)
-> Jessops UK is currently offering £400 trade in discount on the Nikon D810 when you trade in any camera. -> The Nikon D810 + 24-120mm f/4 lens combo is now $900 off in the US: Adorama | B&H | Amazon (see all current US rebates here). -> Grey market Nikon D810 is now $2,299.99 on eBay. […] Related posts: Weekly Nikon news flash #274 Weekly Nikon news flash #297 Weekly Nikon news flash #300
Feb 21, 2015
Venus 60mm f/2.8 macro 2:1 lens reviewSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Feb 21 2015 - 05:03 PM (CET)
Last month Venus Optics announced their new 60mm f/2.8 Ultra-Macro lens ($379) - the world's first 2:1 magnification lens with infinity focus. Here is a review of this lens by Julian Eichhoff (Website | Facebook | Twitter, see also his Samyang 12mm f/2.8 fish-eye lens review): The Venus 60mm f/2.8 macro lens Venus Optics, a Chinese manufacturer, released a 60 mm f2.8 […] Related posts: Guest post: Nikkor 19mm f/2.8 Macro lens review New Sigma APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens with 1:1 magnification Guest post: Nikkor 19mm f/2.8 Macro lens review (part 2)
International Garden Photographer of the Year 2015 winners announcedSource/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 21 2015 - 03:00 PM (CET)
Winners of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition have been announced, the top prize has gone to Magdalena Wasiczek. She won the overall prize in 2012, and has taken the top prize again with a dramatic rendering of a red Hydrangea petiolaris against a heavily defocused background. See winners
Lens diffraction in photographySource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Feb 21 2015 - 05:12 AM (CET)
"Lens diffraction in photography" is the third [NR] article by Steve Perry (website | YouTube | Facebook). You can check also his previous posts "How to use Nikon's AF-ON and back button autofocus" and "How to use a polarizing filter". Diffraction - it's a topic that is frequently floated throughout internet forums and camera clubs, especially among landscape and high resolution […] Related posts: Motion blur, diffraction and noise are not impacted by high megapixel count Landscape Photography of Scotland Nikon Pure Photography video #6 is officially out
Feb 20, 2015
FAA proposes regulations for commercial drone usageSource/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 20 2015 - 09:08 PM (CET)
The FAA's plan to regulate drone usage has been a long running cause of concern among enthusiasts and those hoping to use UAVs for commercial purposes. Thus far speculation has pegged the budding regulations as unnecessarily restrictive, but the new officially revealed FAA proposal shows those concerns to largely be unfounded. Read more
New Leica M-P Typ 240 Safari kit with Summicron 35mm f/2 lens announcedSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Feb 20 2015 - 07:40 PM (CET)
This just in: Leica Camera announced a new M-P Typ 240 Safari camera that comes with a silver Summicron 35mm f/2 ASPH lens. The price of the kit is $9,990 and is currently available for pre-order at B&H, PopFlash and Leica Store Miami, Leica Store San Francisco and RedDotCameras (UK). The new Safari edition offers over $1,000 in savings compared […] Related posts: Leica M-P Typ 240 Safari camera pre-order options New Leica MP and X2 olive limited edition cameras Leica Safari M8.2 – another rumor to come true by the end of this month
What to expect from Nikon in MarchSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Feb 20 2015 - 04:51 PM (CET)
This is what I expect Nikon to announce in the next few weeks: -> Nikon D7200 camera. -> Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera. -> Nikon Coolpix camera with large sensor: I have been reporting for months that Nikon is working on a new Coolpix camera with a large sensor. I am still not sure of the size of […] Related posts: What to expect from Nikon in the first few months of 2015 What to expect from Nikon for the CP+ show next month Nikon Rumors: what to expect in the next few months
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review updated with shooting experienceSource/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 20 2015 - 04:18 PM (CET)
Our first impressions review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II covered the cameras updates, physical features and (of course) our first impressions on using it. Now that we've had some more time with the camera, we've put together some more thoughts on shooting with the E-M5 II - from grey Seattle to the bright sunshine of Bermuda. Read more
New samples from the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lensSource/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 20 2015 - 02:22 AM (CET)
We were recently lucky enough to visit Sigma's factory in Aizu, Japan, where Sigma allowed us to shoot with a pre-production sample of the recently-announced 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens. The wintry landscape of the Fukushima prefecture was a nice contrast to the CP+ convention center where we last gathered some samples with this lens, and our recent samples are more representative of lens performance on a native mount body (Canon 6D). Have a look
Into the woods: a video overview of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 IISource/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 20 2015 - 12:19 AM (CET)
We thought we'd try something a bit different for our video overview of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II. Given that two of the major changes are improvements in its video features and stabilization, we thought we'd use the camera to shoot its own video and see how it behaves handheld. And, since the camera is environmentally sealed, we thought we'd venture beyond the office for a bit. See video
Feb 19, 2015
Sony branches off audio and video business but remains committed to sensor developmentSource/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 19 2015 - 11:31 PM (CET)
Sony has announced that it will be branching off its audio and video departments into a separate subsidiary. Sony previously spun off its VAIO PC business one year ago, and the creation of new departments aims to make the company into a profitable entity. Read more
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens for Nikon now shippingSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Feb 19 2015 - 10:09 PM (CET)
The new Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens for Nikon is now shipping again. There's also a new set of Sigma 105mm WR filters available for the lens (see pictures after the break). Check pricing and availability at: B&H Adorama Amazon Amazon UK Amazon DE WEX UK Foto Hans Keuzekamp NL Additional photos: Posted […] Related posts: Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens review The new Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport lens for Nikon mount is now available for pre-order Price of Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary lens announced
Meike MK-DR750 battery grip for the Nikon D750 announcedSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Feb 19 2015 - 07:53 PM (CET)
While the original Nikon MB-D16 battery grip is still nowhere to be found, Meike just announced their new MK-DR750 battery grip for the Nikon D750 camera (check pricing and availability on eBay, the same grip is also available on Amazon). Update: the Nikon MB-D16 is available on eBay. Additional information on the Meike MK-DR750 battery grip: Posted by […] Related posts: Meike MK-D600 is a cheap alternative battery grip for Nikon D600 Third party battery grip for Nikon D750 camera: Pixel Vertax D16 With the D750 Nikon will announce also a new MB-D16 battery grip
Adobe celebrates 25 years of PhotoshopSource/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 19 2015 - 06:01 AM (CET)
Photoshop turns 25 today, and Adobe is marking the occasion with a look back at the software's humble roots, along with a chance for users under the age of 25 to take control of the company's Instagram handle for two weeks. Short of supplying its subscribers with complimentary birthday cake, the company has put together some entertaining graphics comparing Photoshop's icons, toolbars and splash screens for a short trip down the digital memory lane. Read more
Feb 18, 2015
Marumi introduces fixed and variable neutral density filters, including ND100,000 for solar shootingSource/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 18 2015 - 11:34 PM (CET)
Japanese filter brand Marumi has introduced a collection of neutral density filters for its DHG (Digital High Grade) range including fixed density strengths of ND 8, 16, 32 and 64 as well as a variable ND filter with a range of ND 2.5-500. The company has also announced a ND filter for shooting solar eclipses. Read more
Nikon D7200 camera announcement before March 13thSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Feb 18 2015 - 10:02 PM (CET)
The Nikon D7200 will be officially announced in the next few weeks, most likely before March 13, 2015. These are the only set of rumored specifications I received back in December: New 24MP APS-C sensor Nikon D750 styled body with a tilting screen Expeed 4 processor MultiCAM 3500DX2 autofocus system 51 AF points Built-in Wi-Fi 6fps […] Related posts: Nikon D7200 rumored specifications New Nikon D5500 DSLR camera with touch screen coming in early 2015 Nikon D7200 was mentioned on Nikon USA website
Astropad turns iPad into drawing tablet for MacSource/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 18 2015 - 07:46 PM (CET)
Two former Apple engineers have just launched Astropad, an app for Apple's iPad and Mac computer that turns the former into a drawing tablet for the latter. It works with most styluses, and allows use of applications like Photoshop for image retouching and editing with more precision. Read more
Vintage Leica adsSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Feb 18 2015 - 07:11 PM (CET)
Post by Leica Rumors. Posted by LeicaRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow (LR) on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: How to follow LeicaRumors How to follow LeicaRumors Giveaway #4: $150 gift card from BorrowLenses
A very rare Nikon Nikkor Macro Multiphot lens set currently for sale on eBaySource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Feb 18 2015 - 02:18 AM (CET)
A very rare Nikon Nikkor Macro Multiphot lens set is currently listed on eBay for $5,999.99 (you can make an offer). The set contains: Macro-Nikkor 19mm f/2.8 Macro-Nikkor 35mm f/4.5 Macro-Nikkor 65mm f/4.5 Macro-Nikkor 12cm f/6.3 For more information on the Multiphot lenses, see this Nikkor 19mm f/2.8 Macro lens review (and also part 2). Posted by NikonRumors.com This […] Related posts: Guest post: Nikkor 19mm f/2.8 Macro lens review Weekly Nikon news flash #152 Guest post: Nikkor 19mm f/2.8 Macro lens review (part 2)
Feb 17, 2015
Real-world test: the Sony a6000 goes surfing with Chris BurkardSource/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 17 2015 - 11:52 PM (CET)
Chris Burkard is a well-established adventure and surf photographer. His landscapes and cold weather surf photos have earned worldwide attention and plenty of high-profile clients. Chris joined us recently in California to take Sony's a6000 for a spin to try out its hybrid AF system on - what else? - sun, sand and surf. See how the a6000 keeps up in our latest real-world test. See video
Fujifilm XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM real-world samples gallery postedSource/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 17 2015 - 08:29 PM (CET)
Fujifilm's XF 16-55mm F2.8 is a weather-sealed zoom covering a 24-83mm equivalent range. With a fast F2.8 constant aperture, manual aperture control and a new Nano-GI coating to reduce flare, it's a high-end lens to be sure. Take a look at how it performs in the real world. See gallery
Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera rumored to have 4k videoSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Feb 17 2015 - 03:06 PM (CET)
The upcoming Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera is rumored to have 4k video recording capabilities. If true, this will be the first Nikon camera with 4k video. The official announcement is expected in the next few weeks. In a interview last year, a Nikon representative talked about 4k video being "a bit tricky". The Nikon 1 […] Related posts: Nikon sees future in 4K video and advanced compact cameras The upcoming Nikon retro full frame camera will not have video, possible announcement on November 6th Nikon 1 announcement rumored for next week: V3 camera, two lenses, new external light
Russian gay rights story wins World Press Photo contest for Danish photographerSource/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 17 2015 - 02:30 AM (CET)
A photograph that highlights the difficulties facing sexual minorities in Russia has won the World Press Photo contest's top prize. 'Jon and Alex', from a project called 'Homophobia in Russia', shows an 'intimate moment' between a gay couple from St. Petersburg and won Danish photographer Mads Nissen the Contempory Issues category of the competition, as well as the first prize for a single image, netting him 11,500 Euro and Canon DSLR equipment. See winners
Feb 16, 2015
Ten Hasselblad cameras up for grabs in 2016 Masters competitionSource/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Feb 16 2015 - 11:14 PM (CET)
Swedish medium format camera manufacturer Hasselblad has launched its 2016 Hasselblad Masters competition, and will be giving away a total of ten cameras as prizes to winners. Open to 'active professionals' using film or digital cameras that have at least 16MP, the competition features 10 categories including a new street/urban section that seems angled at more positive images of city life. A category called Project//21 is open to all photographers under the age of 21. Learn more
Leica cameras now available at Jessops (UK)Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Feb 16 2015 - 02:47 PM (CET)
Few months ago I mentioned that Jessops will start selling Leica cameras. The UK based photography chain has now updated their website with a dedicated Leica online store. The Leica M offering is still limited, but hopefully they will expand it in the future. Posted by LeicaRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be […] Related posts: Jessops to start selling Leica cameras How to follow LeicaRumors How to follow LeicaRumors
More information on the Momenta and Leica Akademie 2015 workshopsSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Feb 16 2015 - 04:52 AM (CET)
Here is some additional information on the just announced 2015 Momenta and Leica Akademie workshops, including an exclusive discount available for Leica Akademie alumni: Momenta and Leica Camera announce The 2015 Project Series: Working With Nonprofits photography workshop lineup, including a series of one-day business skills workshops at Leica stores around the United States. During our longer […] Related posts: Leica Akademie 2015 lineup announced Leica Camera and Momenta Workshops collaborate on documentary photography workshops 2012-2013 Leica Akademie workshops
Feb 15, 2015
Nikon's lens-only instant rebates are back *UPDATED*Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Feb 15 2015 - 06:24 AM (CET)
As previously reported, the once-a-year Nikon lens-only instant rebates are now live at Adorama, B&H and Amazon - check all the listings, different retailers offers various freebies (filters, etc.) with many of the lenses. Adorama also offers a free "1 year drops & spills warranty" on almost all lenses - look for the button shown above in the […] Related posts: The latest Nikon instant rebates *UPDATED* Lens-only instant rebates are coming back next week for Father’s day The latest Nikon instant rebates list
Feb 14, 2015
Weekly Nikon news flash #302Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Feb 14 2015 - 08:43 PM (CET)
-> For a limited time TopazLabs ReStyle is $20 off with coupon code febrestyle. More info is available here. -> New: Sea&Sea MDX-D810 underwater housing for the Nikon D810 camera. -> Nikon DF-CP1 optical viewfinder for Coolpix A camera for $149 with free expedited shipping (reg $399) -> Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens for $1,469 (grey market) […] Related posts: Weekly Nikon news flash #100 Nikon to concentrate on “high-end digital single-lens reflex cameras” Weekly Nikon news flash #252
Nikon at the 2015 CP+ showSource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Feb 14 2015 - 08:02 PM (CET)
Some pictures from the Nikon booth at the 2015 CP+ show in Japan: Source: Nikon Japan 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: The Nikon booth at the 2015 CES show in Las Vegas Nikon booth at CP+ show in Japan Nikon’s speaker schedule at the 2015 CES show
High magnification macro photographySource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Feb 14 2015 - 06:48 PM (CET)
This article on high magnification macro photography is written by Junaed Rahman (website | flickr): Quite sometime ago I wrote an article on macro photography, which explained how to modify a regular short zoom lens for macro photography. This time I'll explain how do I achieve high magnification. For most of my close-up work I use AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D lens. To […] Related posts: Odd ways of macro photography New Sigma APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens with 1:1 magnification Guest post: Nikkor 19mm f/2.8 Macro lens review
Feb 13, 2015
The Nikon D810a camera is not recommended for general photographySource/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Feb 13 2015 - 09:33 PM (CET)
I have to make a separate post on this topic because I am still receiving questions from readers: the Nikon D810a is not recommended for general photography. From the press release: "The Nikon D810A is engineered exclusively to meet the unique demands of professional and hobbyist astrophotographers." "While not recommended for general photography, the D810A is […] Related posts: Nikon D810a camera specifications First Nikon D810a camera pictures Nikon D810a DSLR camera for astrophotography officially announced
Feb 12, 2015
This is the rumored Leica M-P (Typ 240) Lenny Kravitz limited edition cameraSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Feb 12 2015 - 06:52 AM (CET)
Last year I reported that Leica will announce a new M240 Lenny Kravitz edition camera made from raw/coated brass. Well, the rumors were true - the new Leica M-P (Typ 240) Lenny Kravitz version will come in a kit with two different lenses: 35/2 ASPH and 50/1.4 ASPH (black paint E43). Only 120 pieces will be […] Related posts: Leica rumored to announce a new M Monochrom and a M240 Lenny Kravitz edition Lenny Kravitz is coming out with a new book called “Flash” Leica M9 Titanium Limited Edition concepts
Feb 11, 2015
Leica Akademie 2015 lineup announcedSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Feb 11 2015 - 08:27 PM (CET)
Leica camera announced their 2015 lineup: Momenta Workshops, Leica Akademie Announce the 2015 Lineup Momenta and Leica Camera announce The 2015 Project Series: Working With Nonprofits photography workshop lineup, including a series of one-day business skills workshops at Leica stores around the United States. This year's workshops are hosted in New Orleans, San Francisco, Los […] Related posts: Leica Akademie updates workshop programme for Spring 2011 (UK) Leica announces new photography workshops at London training facility, Leica Akademie Leica Camera and Momenta Workshops collaborate on documentary photography workshops
Feb 9, 2015
Leica Summilux-C lenses received the Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and SciencesSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Feb 09 2015 - 05:18 PM (CET)
Just received this press release from Leica Camera - the development team off the Leica Summilux-C line of cinema lenses has been honored with the Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: Development Team of the Leica Summilux-C Lenses Receives the Scientific and Engineering Award® The development team at CW […] Related posts: “2010 the mistery will be revealed”: new Leica cinema lenses! Red Epic with Leica Lenses: “the highest resolution camera and lens combination in the smallest possible package” Leica Summilux-C cinema lenses now shipping
Feb 6, 2015
Belly of the Beast (video)Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Feb 06 2015 - 06:15 PM (CET)
Markus Andersen doggedly pursues not merely cool images but great images. Sydney, Australia is his canvas - he calls it the belly of the beast. His art practice encompasses documentary, street and conceptual bodies of work using analogue 35mm, 120 film and the iPhone as his capture mediums.This video shows the thinking behind the artist's […] Related posts: Facing Change: Documenting America – Danny Wilcox Frazier (video) Facing Change: Documenting America – Carlos Javier Ortiz (video) Leica cameras, Jürgen Schadeberg and South African photo journalism (video)
Feb 4, 2015
Leica offering a trade-up program for defective M9/M9-P/M-E camerasSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Feb 04 2015 - 10:06 PM (CET)
Leica officially announced a trade-up program for defective M9/M9-P/M-E cameras that have the white spots/corrosion issue I reported few weeks ago. I uploaded the trade-up form on Facebook. Here are the details from Leica Store Miami: A trade-up program was also mentioned, and now Leica has officially presented a trade-up offer allowing those with affected cameras […] Related posts: New trade up program offers $5,000 credit towards the purchase of Leica S camera Leica Camera’s official response on the M9 sensor white spots/corrosion issue Leica M9 sensor white spots/corrosion issues reported
BenQ Debuts their First Colour Critical Monitor for Photography and Graphic Design ProfessionalsSource/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 24â colour critical monitor designed for photographers and graphic design professionals with an eye for detail, that value colour accuracy.
Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM lens now in stock in the USSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Feb 04 2015 - 02:53 AM (CET)
The latest Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM lens is now in stock: Adorama Popflash (available also in their eBay store) 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: Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM lens now shipping The new Zeiss Distagon 35/1.4 ZM lens is now listed at B&H A new Zeiss Distagon 35/1.4 ZM lens (Leica M mount) to be announced for Photokina
Feb 3, 2015
HB Nam: a look into documenting street fashion photography (video)Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Feb 03 2015 - 08:14 PM (CET)
HB Nam is an internationally known street fashion photographer. In this Leica Camera Portrait, Nam explains how he started in photography and what photography means to him. For Nam, it's about documenting what's around him and the concentration required to achieve a good shot. Here is the video: Posted by LeicaRumors.com This RSS feed is […] Related posts: Leica Akademie Italy street photography workshop (video) A Guide to Street Photography: Matt Stuart (video) “You are here” street photography exhibit in LA
Feb 2, 2015
The new Leica 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 and 55-135mm f/3.5-4.5 T lenses are now shippingSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Feb 02 2015 - 08:38 PM (CET)
Leica is already shipping the two new T zoom lenses that were announced at the 2014 Photokina show: the Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH and APO-Vario-Elmar-T 55-135mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH. Sample images can be found on Leica's website: Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH Leica APO-Vario-Elmar-T 55-135mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH The new T lenses are currently available for pre-order […] Related posts: Two new Leica T lenses announced: APO Vario Elmar T 55-135mm ASPH and Super Vario Elmar T 11-23mm ASPH Leica Super Elmar M 21mm f/3.4 ASPH lens now shipping in the US All Leica Photokina announcements in one place
Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for January 2015Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Feb 02 2015 - 12:08 AM (CET)
These are the top 10 most visited LeicaRumors posts for January 2015: Rumors: the new Leica Monochrom camera will be announced in February/March Now you can buy a smartphone with a Leica lens New Leica M 240 Map Camera 20 anniversary limited edition announced in Japan Why I switched from a DSLR camera to a Leica rangefinder […] Related posts: Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for January 2014 New Leica price increase in Europe on January 1st, 2015 Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for January 2013
Jan 31, 2015
Why I switched from a DSLR camera to a Leica rangefinder with Mark WallaceSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jan 31 2015 - 06:10 AM (CET)
Adorama recently published this video on why Mark Wallace switched from DSLR to a Leica rangefinder camera: Related posts: New Mark II Artist’s Viewfinder iPhone app simulates Leica rangefinder framelines Mary Ellen Mark gallery reception at Leica Store Miami Canon 5D Mark II modified with a Leica Noctilux 50mm f/1.0 lens
Leica Camera AG is expanding their global sales organizationSource/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jan 31 2015 - 03:08 AM (CET)
Leica Camera AG is expanding their global sales organization and announced some changes in their management: Wetzlar, 28/01/2015 - Leica Camera AG is expanding their global sales organization and assigns in this context, the responsibilities for the German market again. Now under the umbrella of the global Sales Unit operates a German organization in addition […] Related posts: Leica’s global sales fell 38% because of delays in the introduction of new products Oliver Kaltner is the new Leica Camera AG board member for marketing, sales and retail Leica Camera AG reports 28% sales increase in the first half of fiscal year 2011/12, sales and earnings forecast increased
Jan 29, 2015
Every image, everywhere: Canons latest irista updates go liveSource/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:
Jan 28, 2015
DxO OpticsPro v10.2 and DxO FilmPack v5.1 optimize their tools for a better user experienceSource/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 DxOâs image processing solutions to support four additional cameras, including the Sony A7 II, and bring many improvements that facilitate the workflow for photographers.
Introducing the new Portable Battery or Mains Studio Flash from PhottixSource/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.
Tamron announce price and availability of 15-30mm wide-angle zoomSource/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Jan 28 2015 - 06:27 PM (CET)
Further to Tamronâs recent announcement introducing the SP 15-30mm lens, Tamron have confirmed the suggested retail price will be £949.99 including VAT.
Fox Talbot, Baldus, Negre, Fenton - earliest examples of photography on display at James Hyman Gallery, 3 Feb - 6 MarchSource/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 UKs 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.
Jan 27, 2015
Sony World Photography Awards launch new mobile phone award for 2015Source/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.
Nov 19, 2014
Asus competition finds selfies and celeb photographs are losing out to landscapes and nature photography onlineSource/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 âlikeâ, share or engage with a photo of a landscape, nature scene, animals or landmarks, compared to posts containing photos focused on people.
Nov 13, 2014
Kingston Digital lets users capture the action with double the memorySource/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.
Nov 11, 2014
The EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Powerful telephoto performance, wherever you areSource/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 Canons 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.
Nov 6, 2014
Last chance for photographers to #RePicture the worldSource/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Nov 06 2014 - 06:58 PM (CET)
Just two weeks to go to enter Getty Imagesâ 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 Imagesâ global competition, which calls for photographers to help #RePicture the world and break free from stereotypes. Getty Images, the worldâs 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.
Digital Film Tools Releases Composite Suite Pro 2.0 and zMatte 4.0Source/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 Foundryâs Nuke visual effects software and Sony Vegas editing systems are qualified hosts.
HDRsoft releases Photomatix Essentials 4Source/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.
Imagineer Systems Releases mocha 4.1Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Nov 06 2014 - 05:58 PM (CET)
Free update for existing mocha Pro 4 and mocha Plus 4 users; mocha 4.1 introduces new features and improvements, including open spline support for Adobe After Effects and NUKE, support for OpenEXR 2.0, and enhanced Python scripting capabilities.
Mar 19, 2014
Taking hip shots at HIPASource/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 […]
Sep 19, 2013
Nikon's AW1 is set to make a splash...Source/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Sep 19 2013 - 06:00 AM (CET)
How many outlets will use that original headline, I wonder, and what inspiration leads to it… Today, Nikon released the world’s first interchangeable lens digital camera – if you ignore the military version of the Nikonos RS underwater SLR produced with Kodak. Unlike that specialised system, the AW1 is intended for the consumer and is […]
Dec 30, 2012
Nikon Coolpix S800c Android camera reviewed -- my final review!Source/Copyright: Digital Camera Resource Page at Dec 30 2012 - 11:00 PM (CET)
I've posted my review of the Nikon Coolpix S800c, a compact ultra zoom powered by the Android operating system.
Dec 27, 2012
Coolpix S800c gallery updateSource/Copyright: Digital Camera Resource Page at Dec 27 2012 - 11:00 PM (CET)
I've added a few more photos to the Nikon Coolpix S800c gallery. I'm hoping to get everything finished by Monday, assuming that I can figure out how to capture the menus and screens on this Android-based camera!
Dec 17, 2012
DCResource to close at end of year; Jeff headed to Digital Photography ReviewSource/Copyright: Digital Camera Resource Page at Dec 17 2012 - 06:00 AM (CET)
Fifteen years ago I created the Digital Camera Resource Page with the goal of helping regular people find the right camera for their needs. The site started off slow, but soon the camera market picked up, and things took off. At the peak of the digital camera revolution, three million people per month were visiting the DCRP.
Dec 13, 2012
Canon PowerShot SX50 reviewedSource/Copyright: Digital Camera Resource Page at Dec 13 2012 - 01:00 AM (CET)
I've posted my review of the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS, a super zoom camera with a whopping 50X zoom lens! Don't forget your tripod!
Dec 10, 2012
Canon PowerShot SX50 gallery postedSource/Copyright: Digital Camera Resource Page at Dec 10 2012 - 06:00 AM (CET)
I've posted the gallery for the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS super zoom camera. The review should be finished in the next day or two!
Dec 1, 2012
Nikon Coolpix P7700 review postedSource/Copyright: Digital Camera Resource Page at Dec 01 2012 - 06:00 AM (CET)
It took forever, but I finally managed to finish my review of the Nikon Coolpix P7700. Read the review to find out how Nikon's flagship compact camera performed!
Nov 29, 2012
Happy 15th anniversary DCRP!Source/Copyright: Digital Camera Resource Page at Nov 29 2012 - 06:00 AM (CET)
I'm a bit late (thank you never-ending cough), but I wanted to mention that Thanksgiving weekend marked the fifteenth anniversary of the Digital Camera Resource Page. 2012 has been another difficult year, but I'm still at it. Thanks to each and every one of our readers for your support over all these years!
Nov 15, 2012
Olympus intros new F1.8, 17 mm M. Zuiko lensSource/Copyright: Digital Camera Resource Page at Nov 15 2012 - 06:00 PM (CET)
Olympus has introduced a compact F1.8, 17 mm M. Zuiko lens for their Micro Four Thirds cameras. This lens has Olympus' ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low reflection optical coating) to reduce flare, and it's movie and still compatible (MSC) for fast and quiet focusing when you're recording movies. It has an all-metal body and a snapshot focus mechanism with a distance indicator. You'll be able to pick up one for yourself next month for $499.
Nov 12, 2012
Samsung Galaxy Camera now available in the U.S.Source/Copyright: Digital Camera Resource Page at Nov 12 2012 - 06:00 PM (CET)
Remember the Samsung Galaxy Camera from back in August? This compact, Android-powered super zoom will finally be available in the USA later this week, exclusively through AT&T. The Galaxy Camera runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and sports a 21X optical zoom lens, 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor, 4.8" Super Clear LCD, tons of point-and-shoot features, and Full HD video recording. It's priced at a hefty $499, and you will need a data plan in order to use AT&T's 4G network. There are a few more details in the press release after the break.
Sep 13, 2012
Nikon's D600 - FX goes ProsumerSource/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Sep 13 2012 - 06:00 AM (CET)
Nikon announced the D600 at 5am today, confirming rumours which were beaten only by Apple’s iPhone 5 leaks for accuracy. The 24Mp entrant seems to be part of ‘full-frame fever’ undoubtedly driven by Sony’s CMOS sensor development, pricing and more crucially, packaging the definitive 35mm format to appeal to mainstream consumers. Despite a D3X matching […]
Sep 5, 2012
Cameracraft magazineSource/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Sep 05 2012 - 11:18 PM (CET)
One year ago we took the difficult decision to end the publication of Photoworld, though Photoclubalpha continues as an active and well supported site. dPhotoexpert, though a quiet site by comparison, was originally intended to be the companion website for a magazine called dPhotoexpert for which we did designs and content plans. But then along came […]
Apr 15, 2012
Nikon D4 and Canon 5D MkIII video test clipSource/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Apr 15 2012 - 11:58 PM (CET)
These short clips are not intended to test all aspects of the cameras, of course. They are taken from a number of tests made with the cameras, and show some reasonable comparisons of quality.
Feb 27, 2012
41Mp compact - from Nokia!Source/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Feb 27 2012 - 09:35 PM (CET)
Once, Nokia were the largest camera manufacturer in the world. Pioneering the combined camera and smartphone market with for the time, sophisticated Symbian-based phones with Zeiss lenses. Such a short time ago, relatively, is an epoch in the technology industry and Android, combined with the sales success of Apple’s iPhone, has eroded the early gains […]
Nov 17, 2011
Channel Islands VAT dodge to end in 2012Source/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Nov 17 2011 - 04:57 PM (CET)
The story below may not seem very important to photographers, but actually, it affects suppliers including 7DayShop, MyMemory, and indeed all the digital and photo processing companies who have used the Channel Islands VAT loopholes. —————————————————- The group of retailers campaigning against an industrial-scale offshore VAT avoidance scheme that has destroyed scores of viable, job-creating […]
Oct 5, 2011
Master Photography Awards - merits videoSource/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Oct 05 2011 - 12:36 PM (CET)
You can now watch a low resolution, 33-minute video of the original HD1080p movie slide show produced from all the 550-plus merits awarded for the 2011 Master Photography Awards. From these merits, the Awards of Excellence and the category winners, the International Master Photographer of the Year, the UK/European/World Portfolio winners, and the UK and […]
Aug 15, 2011
EISA Awards 2011-2012Source/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Aug 15 2011 - 12:18 PM (CET)
So far three photographic products have been announced for EISA Awards – as announcements continue to come in, we’ll update this post. European Advanced SLR Camera of the Year 2011-2012 Nikon’s D7000 has fought off some extremely stiff competition, including the Pentax K-5 and Sony 16.2Mp models for this prestigious award. The judges’ statement hints […]
Jul 20, 2011
Mapping the planesSource/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Jul 20 2011 - 01:18 PM (CET)
Samsung has a patent and a plan for using two lenses with triangulation (image offset) depth detection between two images in what is roughly a stereo pair. Here’s a link: http://www.photographybay.com/2011/07/19/samsung-working-on-dslr-like-bokeh-for-compact-cameras/ Pentax also have a system on the new Q range which takes more than one exposure, changes the focus point between them, and uses […]
Apr 28, 2008
Mark Hamburg’s Going Away PartySource/Copyright: Photoshop News at Apr 28 2008 - 07:37 PM (CET)
Posted By Jeff Schewe Mark Hamburg, founder of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and former architect of Photoshop is leaving Adobe for a post at Microsoft. Mark, who was the second engineer
May 31, 2007
About Camera Raw 4.1Source/Copyright: Photoshop News at May 31 2007 - 07:43 PM (CET)
Posted By Jeff Schewe Adobe has released Camera Raw 4.1, and rather than a small update just for new cameras, this one is major. New features and new functionality are
Dec 14, 2006
Photoshop CS3 Beta Q&ASource/Copyright: Photoshop News at Dec 14 2006 - 06:40 PM (CET)
Posted By PSN Editorial Staff Got questions about the Adobe Photoshop CS3 beta release? These are the official answers from Adobe... Q. What is the Adobe¨ Photoshop¨ CS3 beta? A.
Feb 9, 2006
Calgary Wedding PhotographySource/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
Jan 9, 2006
Adobe Lightroom FAQ’sSource/Copyright: Photoshop News at Jan 09 2006 - 06:44 PM (CET)
Posted By PSN Editorial Staff Adobe has written a Lightroom FAQ. It answers, from Adobe's point of view, some of the questions that are bound to surface regarding Adobe's intentions
Announcing Adobe LightroomSource/Copyright: Photoshop News at Jan 09 2006 - 06:23 PM (CET)
Posted By Jeff Schewe Adobe announces Adobe® Lightroom®, a new digital photography application and provides a free Public Beta download. Adobe Lightroom Public Beta 1 splash screen. While not known for
The Shadowland/Lightroom Development StorySource/Copyright: Photoshop News at Jan 09 2006 - 06:04 PM (CET)
Posted By Jeff Schewe The development of Adobe Lightroom, code named Shadowland, was not something Adobe started after Apple announced Aperture. The Shadowland project has been going on for years.
Apr 17, 2005
Nikin Encrypts D2X White Balance Meta DataSource/Copyright: Photoshop News at Apr 17 2005 - 07:47 PM (CET)
Posted By PSN Editorial Staff In a post on Adobe's User to User Forum for Camera Raw, Thomas Knoll, chief engineer for Camera Raw and the original author of Photoshop (developed along