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

Aug 3, 2015

J.B. Camera Design wood grip for Leica Q Typ 116 camera

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Aug 03 2015 - 02:07 AM (CET)

In addition to the original Leica grip, J.B. Camera Design has a new wood grip for Leica Q Typ 116 camera. Here are the details: J.B. Pro Wood Grip adds improved ergonomics, increased protection, and unique look to your Pro Digital Camera. Due to demand of our handcrafted product - please pre-order and I will […] Related posts: Checkout this new J.B. Camera Designs bamboo grip for Leica M240 camera Match Technical Thumbs Up EP-SQ grip for Leica Q Custom camera jewelry: Mr. M for Leica M240

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Aug 2, 2015

New Nikon lens only rebates now live (up to $400 off)

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Aug 02 2015 - 07:03 PM (CET)

Nikon USA has a nice surprise for August - new lens-only rebates that are now live at B&H, Adorama, Best Buy and Amazon (you don't have to purchase a camera in order to qualify): 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 f/2.8G ED: […] Related posts: The new Nikon “lens only” rebates are now live *UPDATED* The new Nikon lens-only rebates are now live in the US The new Nikon instant rebates are now live: 18 different lenses are now up to $350 off

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Weekly Nikon news flash #326

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Aug 02 2015 - 06:36 PM (CET)

-> New: Shanny SN910EX-RF 2.4GHz i-TTL master/slave flash with built-in wireless radio (1/8000s, GN60) for Nikon. More information available here. -> The new AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR lens is compatible only with Nikon DSLR bodies produced after the D90, D300, D3000, and D2. Read more on dpreview and check Nikon's lens manual. -> Hands-on […] Related posts: Weekly Nikon news flash #212 Weekly Nikon news flash #139 Weekly Nikon news flash #284

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Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 LM WR real-world samples

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

Fujifilm announced the XF 90mm F2 in May, adding a 137mm equiv. focal length to its X-system's arsenal. We've been spending some quality time outdoors with the 90mm, take a look at how it performs against real-world subjects. Read more

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FINAL CALL: BIG Iridient Giveaway will expire Soon! … Enter Now and Win!

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Aug 02 2015 - 05:51 AM (CET)

a Rafflecopter giveaway Well, the last days have come. The Giveaway will end soon. Enter now, and you have the change to win five free licenses along with ten 25% discounts of the Iridient Developer Software. Iridient Developer is highly regarded for its exceptional RAW processing quality, sharpening, noise reduction, lens corrections, monochrome conversions and […]

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Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for July 2015

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Aug 02 2015 - 03:02 AM (CET)

        These are the top 10 most visited LeicaRumors posts for July 2015: Leica M 240 firmware update 2.0.2.5 now available for download Jesse Marlow: street photography with the Leica Q (Typ 116) Scans of old Leica Photography magazines now available online Leica S-E medium format camera is now $5,995 (and other S deals) Interesting […] Related posts: Bruce Gilden on his project for RATP Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for February 2015 Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for June 2015

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Aug 1, 2015

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

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Aug 01 2015 - 09:11 PM (CET)

    This field test report on the new Nikon 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens is by Roy Mangersnes (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram, click on images for larger view): FIRST IMPRESSIONS The 500mm f/4 was my preferred telephoto lens for many years. I was using the Nikon one between 2008 and 2013 before switching to the 400mm f/2,8. As […] Related posts: Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR vs. 500mm f/4G ED VR lens specifications comparison DxOMark test: Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM vs. Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4G ED VR lens discontinued?

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Top 10 NikonRumors posts for July 2015

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Aug 01 2015 - 05:44 PM (CET)

         These are the top 10 most visited NikonRumors posts for July, 2015: First pictures of Nikon 24mm f/1.8G, 24-70mm f/2.8E VR and 200-500mm f/5.6E lenses leaked online Nikon rumored to announce a new 200-500mm lens New Nikon D750 service advisory: possible image shading from shutter This is the Yongnuo AF-S 50mm f/1.8 lens for […] Related posts: Nikon D700 owners also received "free maintenance service initiative" offer Top 10 NikonRumors posts for July 2013 Top 10 NikonRumors posts for June 2015

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Readers' Showcase: Sarnim Dean

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Aug 01 2015 - 02:00 PM (CET)

Born and raised in New Zealand, DPR reader Sarnim Dean has been surrounded his whole life by wildlife and landscapes many of us only dream of visiting. He explores the country on his mountain bike and with his camera. Take a look at some of his images and find out more about him in our Q&A. See gallery

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TOP OF THE SHOTS at the X-Shooter Facebook Zone!

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Aug 01 2015 - 07:31 AM (CET)

Holger Glaab?: Germany, Frankfurt. Fuji X-T1. XF14. ND-Filters and some editing in PS & Co. _ _ _ Here are the most liked images of the Fujirumors facebook photostream... and keep it up, share and vote your absolute favorite X-shot... and here is how to do it: 1) SHARE & DESCRIBE: go to the Fujirumors facebook […]

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New German Leica Historica limited edition M Monochrom (Typ 246) camera and APO-Summicron-M 1:2/90mm ASPH lens

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Aug 01 2015 - 01:19 AM (CET)

German Leica Historica e.V. announced a new limited edition Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) camera and a special edition of the APO-Summicron-M 1:2/90mm ASPH lens (both in silver). The camera and lens will be engraved with "Leica Historica 1975-2015? and a serial number. This Leica limited edition kit can only be purchased by members of the Leica Historica […] Related posts: Leica M9-P “Meister Camera” limited edition with a redesigned Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH lens Leica Monochrom "Ralph Gibson" limited edition camera New Leica M-P Typ 240 Safari kit with Summicron 35mm f/2 lens announced

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Jul 31, 2015

Premium deal for our readers: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART at $849 (reg. $949, deal over)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jul 31 2015 - 11:45 PM (CET)

Edit: the deal is over. I am very happy to offer an exclusive deal to all Canon Watch readers, kindly sponsored by authorised Canon dealer Adorama. Get the awesome Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART lens with a $100 discount. The… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Premium deal for our readers: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART at $849 (reg. $949, deal over), and is copyrighted.

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On the fly: SeattlePI.com photographer captures Blue Angels from the air

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jul 31 2015 - 09:02 PM (CET)

The Blue Angels announced their arrival in Seattle this week as they usually do - suddenly, and with a lot of noise. While we've been able to catch glimpses of them flying over from our office windows, as they prepare for a local maritime festival. But our view is nothing like the view SeattlePI.com photographer Josh Trujillo had during their flyby yesterday afternoon. Read more

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Canon EOS 70D deal – $789 (compare at $999)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jul 31 2015 - 07:09 PM (CET)

Top Rated Plus seller ElectronicsValley (99% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 70D . Compare at $999 after all possible discounts. Free shipping in the US. Please note: this is likely a grey import item. This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon EOS 70D deal – $789 (compare at $999), and is copyrighted.

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Reminder: BIG Giveaway, Iridient Developer is giving away Five Free Licenses + Ten discounts of 25%

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jul 31 2015 - 03:28 PM (CET)

a Rafflecopter giveaway Two days left to enter our giveaway. Brian at Iridient Digital is happy to offer five free Iridient Developer licenses along with ten 25% discounts for Iridient Developer to our Mac OS X readers! Iridient Developer is highly… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Reminder: BIG Giveaway, Iridient Developer is giving away Five Free Licenses + Ten discounts of 25%, and is copyrighted.

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Fuji Report: Strong Sales for the X-series… but Instax Rules Them All!

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Jul 31 2015 - 03:19 PM (CET)

Fuji’s imaging division is healthy. In fact, “both revenue and profit increased, reflecting the strong sales of the photo imaging business“. And while the X-series is “selling strong“, the focus of the report is definitely on the Instax cameras. And that’s not a surprise… just take a look at the Amazon Overall Photo Ranking, where […]

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Quick Review: PhotoKeeper

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jul 31 2015 - 02:00 PM (CET)

PhotoKeeper aims to provide photographers with safe cloud storage and easy access to their images from anywhere. While there's no shortage of websites providing free storage for photos, PhotoKeeper goes beyond the standard offerings and tailors its product to photographers. Are its features worth the price? Read review

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The latest deals on third party lenses for Nikon F mount

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jul 31 2015 - 01:15 PM (CET)

The latest deals on third party lenses for Nikon F mount: Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD fisheye lens for Nikon F mount: $214 (regular price: $399, offer expires 7/31) The up to $300 instant rebate on Zeiss lenses for F mount (update: extended through Sept 30th) Tokina instant rebates Sigma instant rebates Tamron instant rebates Sigma 24mm f/1.4 […] Related posts: Voigtländer Color Skopar 28/2.8 SL II N and Heliar Classic 75/1.8 SL II N lenses announced (F mount) Nikon instant rebates for November will include some of the latest Nikkor lenses and the D7000 Cyber Monday deals and the latest Nikon instant rebates

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Canon patent for new 50mm f/1.4 lens

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jul 31 2015 - 07:36 AM (CET)

Canon filed a patent for a 50mm f/1.4 lens. The patent literature refers to AF speed improvements. The current was released back in 1993. A replacement could be on its way. It’s likely we have the patent for Canon’s next… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon patent for new 50mm f/1.4 lens, and is copyrighted.

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Leica deals: 12% off Safari kits, new £500 off offer in the UK

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jul 31 2015 - 07:04 AM (CET)

The different Leica Safari kits are also part of the currently ongoing promotion (12% off). Check out the current availability and pricing at Leica Store San Francisco (they offer three different Safari kits). The basic kit (with Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH lens) is also available at B&H, Adorama and Leica Store Miami. Leica UK LTD is currently offering £500 off on many of […] Related posts: Leica M-P Typ 240 Safari and Correspondent limited edition camera kits now shipping Leica UK lens cash-back offer Leica M-P Typ 240 Safari camera pre-order options

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens tested at DxOMark

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jul 31 2015 - 07:02 AM (CET)

DxOMark published their review of the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens ($11,996.95) that includes comparisons to the previous 400mm f/2.8G version ($9,699.99) and the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM ($9,999): DxOMark's conclusion: "Nikon's decision to switch from over several decades of ED glass in telephoto lenses to that of […] Related posts: Nikkor 500mm and 600mm f/4G ED VR lenses tested by DxoMark New DxoMark king: the Nikon 200mm f/2G ED VR II is the sharpest lens ever tested DxOMark: new Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens vs. old version

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Epson sponsors "Between Worlds" exhibition at Leica Gallery in Los Angeles

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jul 31 2015 - 06:15 AM (CET)

Epson Sponsors "Between Worlds" Exhibition at Leica Gallery in Los Angeles Black-and-White Exhibit Printed on 64-Inch Epson Stylus Pro 11880 LONG BEACH, Calif., July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson today announced it is sponsoring the "Between Worlds" project, the latest series of Waterscapes released from renowned artist and photographer Henthorne. Partnering with Earthscape artist Andres Amador, […] Related posts: Leica Camera announces Leica Store and Gallery Los Angeles opening Epson working on a new digital rangefinder? Epson’s patent to display manual lens information on screen/viewfinder

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The latest Adobe update fixes the Nikon D810 Adobe standard profile bug

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jul 31 2015 - 02:20 AM (CET)

Adobe released Camera Raw 9.1.1 and Lightroom CC 2015.1.1 updates. One of the fixed bugs in this release is the missing Nikon D810 Adobe standard profile. Download links: Adobe DNG Converter 9.1.1: Windows | Mac Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.1.1 Also note that this Adobe Camera Raw release (v 9.1.1) will be the last version available for CS6 […] Related posts: Adobe Lightroom 4.2, Camera Raw 7.2 released with support for the latest Nikon products Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available with support for the latest Nikon cameras and lenses Adobe Lightroom 5.5, Camera Raw 8.5 and DNG Converter 8.5 now available with support for the latest Nikon gear

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Jul 30, 2015

New price drops on Voigtlander lenses for Leica M cameras

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jul 30 2015 - 08:26 PM (CET)

There is a new price drop on Voigtlander lenses for Leica M cameras (VM lens mount): Voigtlander 12mm f/5.6 lens: was $750, now on sale for $699 Voigtlander 21mm f/1.8 lens: was $1,200, now on sale for $1,049 Voigtlander 28mm f/2 lens: was $630, now on sale for $599 Voigtlander 35mm f/1.2 II lens: was $1,200, now […] Related posts: Adobe Camera Raw 8.8 released with support for nine Voigtlander M lenses New Voigtlander 35mm f/1.1 and 50mm f/1.4 lenses in development Voigtlander Bessa A film rangefinder cameras are now discontinued

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Samsung starts mass-production of thinner 16MP sensor with 1.0?m Pixels

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jul 30 2015 - 07:54 PM (CET)

Samsung has announced the start of mass-production of its S5K3P3 image sensor for mobile devices. The new chip is 20 percent thinner than previous generations. At under 5mm thickness, the new sensor can be used in ultra-thin smartphones without creating the protruding camera modules we've seen on some of the latest Samsung Galaxy models. Read more

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Olympus Tough TG-4 studio and real-world samples posted

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jul 30 2015 - 07:23 PM (CET)

Olympus' TG-series Tough cameras have been a popular choice among enthusiasts looking for a rugged compact. The TG-4 is waterproof to 15m/50ft, as well as shockproof and crushproof, and includes Raw support. See how it performs out and about and in our studio compared to other rugged compacts. Read more

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Canon EOS 6D deal – $1,099 (compare at $1,399)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jul 30 2015 - 06:55 PM (CET)

Another cool deal by Top Rated Plus eBay seller GetItDigital (99.7% positive ratings). They have the Canon EOS 6D . Compare to $1,399 after all possible discounts. Free shipping in the USA. Please note: this is likely a grey import… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon EOS 6D deal – $1,099 (compare at $1,399), and is copyrighted.

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Sigma 24-35mm f/2.0 DG HSM ART lens hands-on by LensRentals

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jul 30 2015 - 02:09 PM (CET)

Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM ART pre-order: Adorama and B&H Photo. Roger Cicala of LensRentals did a quick test of the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM ART lens for full-frame DSLRs. From the conclusion: […] the glass here is definitely… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Sigma 24-35mm f/2.0 DG HSM ART lens hands-on by LensRentals, and is copyrighted.

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What's in a name? Zeiss provides details on lens partnerships and production

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

Lens maker Zeiss has written a blog post about its relationships with other manufacturers - specifically its partnership with Sony. The post sheds some light on exactly what that little blue logo on your lens can mean. The blog post itself appears to have been written by the marketing department, but reading between the lines gives us a better idea of how its relationship with Sony works. Read more

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Canon EOS 5Ds R in stock in USA (Adorama, B&H, Amazon)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jul 30 2015 - 12:40 PM (CET)

The Canon EOS 5Ds R is now in stock at US resellers: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama. The EOS 5Ds R has the anti-aliasing filter effect removed. Specifications: Full-frame 35mm 50.6MP CMOS sensor EOS Scene Detection System 252-zone TTL metering… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon EOS 5Ds R in stock in USA (Adorama, B&H, Amazon), and is copyrighted.

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Is the Panasonic GX8 the X-Pro2 I’ve been waiting for? :: Your least used Fuji features :: GAS Problems + more Top FXF threads

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Jul 30 2015 - 12:25 PM (CET)

shared by JuergenK: Sunsets (Open Thread) _ _ _ TOP FXF THREADS TOC – Episode 8: Will Fujifilm Be Seduced By the “Dark” side? :: Save me from my GAS! :: My main issue with FW4 + more Top FXF Threads – Episode 7: HELP ME choose my first FUJI X : Your fantasy Fuji […]

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Canon’s First Ultra-High-Sensitivity Multi-Purpose Camera Features ISO Equivalent Of Over 4,000,000 (and costs $30k)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jul 30 2015 - 07:55 AM (CET)

Canon announced the Canon ME20F-SH, a high-end video camera with a full-frame sensor, and a nice and compact design. The new Canon camera can record at ISO 4,000,000! That’s a low light champion that can see in the dark. At… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon’s First Ultra-High-Sensitivity Multi-Purpose Camera Features ISO Equivalent Of Over 4,000,000 (and costs $30k), and is copyrighted.

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Canon's multi-purpose ME20F-SH camera reaches ISO 4 million

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jul 30 2015 - 06:00 AM (CET)

Canon has introduced its ME20F-SH multi-purpose camera - a black cube with an EF mount and the ability to capture video in near-darkness. With the ability to capture Full HD color video in light levels as low as 0.0005 lux and a top ISO of over 4 million, the ME20F-SH is well suited for surveillance and security as well as wildlife applications. Learn more

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Adobe Camera Raw 9.1.1 and Lightroom CC 2015.1.1 now available with Leica Q support

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jul 30 2015 - 05:32 AM (CET)

Adobe released Camera Raw 9.1.1 and Lightroom CC 2015.1.1 updates with support for the Leica Q camera. Here are the download links: Adobe DNG Converter 9.1.1: Windows | Mac Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.1.1 Adobe Camera Raw v9.1.1 will be the last version available for CS6 users: In order to pursue further innovations in image processing and workflow technology, […] Related posts: Adobe Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 release candidates now available with Leica M support Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.2 released, now with Leica D-Lux 4 support Adobe Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 released with Leica M type 240 support

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New low price: grey market Nikon D750 camera now $1,399

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jul 30 2015 - 03:07 AM (CET)

Grey market Nikon D750 DSLR cameras are now available for $1,399 on eBay - this is a new low price (was $1,499 before). 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: New low price: grey market Nikon D750 camera now $1,499.99 New Low price: grey market Nikon D750 camera for $1,600 Deal of the day: grey market Nikon D750 camera with 24-120mm f/4 lens for $2,199.99

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II and EOS 5D Mark III bundle deals with Wacom tablets

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jul 30 2015 - 02:58 AM (CET)

Adorama has a set of Canon EOS 7D Mark II and EOS 5D Mark III bundle deals. All EOS 5D Mark III kits include the Wacom PTH451 Intuos Pro Pen and Touch Tablet (worth $250): EOS 5D Mark III body on sale… This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon EOS 7D Mark II and EOS 5D Mark III bundle deals with Wacom tablets, and is copyrighted.

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Adobe Camera RAW 9.1.1 + Lightroom CC and 6.1.1 available… with improved loading speed of X-Trans Raw images!

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Jul 30 2015 - 01:57 AM (CET)

So, we finally got our long awaited X-T1 Lightroom tethered shooting plug-in. But there is more to report about Adobe today: – Camera Raw 9.1.1 is now available. This update improves loading speed of Fujifilm X-Trans Raw images and adds Lens Profile for Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6. More details and download links at the Lightroom […]

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Jul 29, 2015

Adobe Camera Raw 9.1.1 now available

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jul 29 2015 - 10:08 PM (CET)

Adobe has released Camera Raw version 9.1.1, adding Raw support for the Canon PowerShot G3 X, Leica Q (Typ 119) and Sony A7R II among others. Per a separate announcement yesterday, this will be the last update for CS6 users. Read more

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Canon EOS-1D X deal – $3,999

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Jul 29 2015 - 09:45 PM (CET)

Top Rated Plus seller GetItDigital (99.7% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS-1D X . Free shipping in the USA. Please note: this is likely a grey import item. This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon EOS-1D X deal – $3,999, and is copyrighted.

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LumoPro LP742 LightSwitch Speedlight Case doubles as light modifier

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jul 29 2015 - 09:08 PM (CET)

LumoPro has announced the LP742 LightSwitch Speedlight Case and Modifier. The case is made from padded ballistic nylon and is able to accommodate most speedlights on the market. LightSwitch can also be transformed into three types of light modifiers: a reflector, bounce card, and flag. The case features a double-zipper design and a velcro strap on the back. Read more

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First pictures of Nikon 24mm f/1.8G, 24-70mm f/2.8E VR and 200-500mm f/5.6E lenses leaked online

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jul 29 2015 - 09:04 PM (CET)

The first pictures of the 3 new lenses that will soon be announced by Nikon already leaked online - all of them have been reported here in previous posts: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED lens (initially reported last year): Nano Crystal Coat ED lens, non-spherical lens Estimated retail price in Japan 90,000 yen (including […] Related posts: Additional information and pictures of the new Nikon 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lenses More info on the Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR, 600mm f/4E FL ED VR and 16-80mm f/2.8-4G DX lenses Nikon 1 J4 mirrorless camera leaked online

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Intel and Micron create 3D XPoint: a smaller, faster, more secure memory technology

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jul 29 2015 - 12:00 PM (CET)

Chip makers Micron and Intel have announced a new form of computer memory that promises faster, more reliable storage than current technologies, in a smaller space and at similar prices. The technology could reduce the distinction between memory and storage within computers and provide a faster, more stable way of storing large Raw and video files. Read more

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Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jul 29 2015 - 02:53 AM (CET)

It's a sad day for owners of Adobe's Creative Suite 6, as the company announces its upcoming Camera Raw 9.1.1 update will be the final version available for the software. Read more

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Jul 28, 2015

Pocket full of tricks: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV review posted

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jul 28 2015 - 08:03 PM (CET)

Sony defined a category when it rolled out the enthusiast-focused Cyber-shot DSC-RX100. This shirt pocketable compact's fourth iteration brings a new 20MP 1"-type stacked CMOS sensor to the table, maintaining an F1.8-2.8, 24-70mm equivalent zoom lens from the preceding model. Our full review analyzes its performance in the field and in our studio. Read more 

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Nikon produced 95 million interchangeable Nikkor lenses

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jul 28 2015 - 05:15 PM (CET)

Nikon announced today that they have produced a total of 95 million interchangeable Nikkor lenses. Here is the timeline of the previous Nikkor milestones: 65 million Nikkor lenses in October, 2011 70 million Nikkor lenses in June, 2012 75 million Nikkor lenses in November, 2012 80 million Nikkor lenses in June, 2013 85 million Nikkor […] Related posts: 75 million Nikkor lenses produced 80 million Nikkor lenses produced in 80 years Total production of Nikkor interchangeable lenses reached 90 million

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DxOMark Mobile Report: Motorola Moto X Style

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jul 28 2015 - 03:30 PM (CET)

DxOMark has put Motorola's brand new Moto X Style to the test. With a 1/2.3" 21MP BSI CMOS sensor, F2.0 lens and dual-LED flash it's no slouch in the camera department. See where it lands in DxOMark's mobile rankings. Read more

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Motorola Moto X Style preview and samples

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jul 28 2015 - 03:30 PM (CET)

The Moto X Style is Motorola's brand new flagship smartphone and replaces the 2014 edition of the Moto X, using a 1/2.3" 21MP BSI CMOS sensor and F2.0 lens. We've had a chance to try the new model before launch, and we took it out to capture a range of sample shots in varying light conditions. Read more

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Leica Camera released new screen protectors for the M and T models

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jul 28 2015 - 04:52 AM (CET)

In addition to the new Q screen protector, Leica is now also selling their own screen protectors for the M and T models: Leica M/M-P (Typ 240) screen protector set Leica T (Typ 701) screen protector set Leica Camera proudly introduces Display Protection Foil Sets for the Leica M and the Leica T. The display […] Related posts: Epson’s patent to display manual lens information on screen/viewfinder New Leica S2 grid focusing screen How about a Leica digital rangefinder without LCD screen?

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Interesting interview with the designers of the Leica Q Typ 116 camera

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jul 28 2015 - 04:35 AM (CET)

Digitalversus published an interesting interview with the designers behind the Leica Q (Typ 116) camera. Some interesting points: Leica Q is entirely assembled in Wetzlar, Germany The Leica X is pre-assembled in Asia, the final adjustments and quality checks are performed in Wetzlar. The sensor in the Leica Q has no low-pass filter and is neither from Sony nor […] Related posts: Interesting interview with Stefan Daniel Interview with Stefan Daniel and Alfred Schopf from Leica Interesting Leica links

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Casio Japan introduces Exilim EX-ZR3000 and EX-ZR60

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jul 28 2015 - 01:52 AM (CET)

Casio has launched two new compacts in Japan, the Exilim EX-ZR3000 and EX-ZR60. The ZR3000 uses a 12MP 1/1.7" BSI CMOS sensor and 25-300mm equiv. zoom, and the beginner-friendlier ZR60 offers a 16MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS 25-250mm equiv. range. Read more

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Jul 27, 2015

Real-world samples: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jul 27 2015 - 08:35 PM (CET)

Nikon's AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR is intended as a high-quality everyday lens with the company's APS-C format DSLRs. Offering an equivalent focal length range of 24-120mm, the 16-80mm features optical VR stabilization and an electronic aperture diaphragm. We spent the weekend shooting with the lens in and around Seattle, attached to a Nikon D7200. Check out our gallery of sample images

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Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X

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

We've been shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X for a few days now. Canon's latest high-end compact offers a 20MP sensor and 24-600mm equivalent zoom lens, with a touch-sensitive LCD screen and optional EVF. The G3 X occupies something of a niche in the long-zoom category, offering a longer lens than its 1-inch sensor competitors but without some of the extras, like a built-in viewfinder and 4K video. What's it like to use? Read our overview to find out. 

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Nikon rumored to announce a new 200-500mm lens

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jul 27 2015 - 05:47 AM (CET)

Nikon is rumored to announce a new 200-500mm full frame zoom lens. I am not sure about the aperture - there is a small chance that this could be a fixed aperture lens, but I cannot confirm this right now. In the past few years Nikon has filed several patents for a 200-500mm lens with different variable aperture ranges: […] Related posts: Nikon patents 200-500mm f/3.5-5.6 full frame lens Nikon patents a 200-500mm f/4-5.6 lens Nikon and Tamron filed a joint patent application for a 200-500mm f/4.5-5.6 lens plus Nikon’s patent for honeycomb sensor with subpixels in between

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Jul 26, 2015

Readers' Showcase: Luis dos Santos

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

Lobbies, office towers and stairwells seem like unlikely places to find artistic inspiration, but that's where Luis dos Santos' photography thrives. Based in Germany, he creates images that give ordinary spaces an otherworldly feel. See his work and read more about him in our Q&A. Read more

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Jul 25, 2015

Photos of former Vice President Dick Cheney on September 11, 2001 released to public record

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jul 25 2015 - 03:00 PM (CET)

A collection of images featuring then-Vice President Dick Cheney on September 11, 2001 have recently been released to the public in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. Part of the National Archive, the images are available on Flickr and show Cheney traveling on Marine Two and at the President's Emergency Operations Center. Read more

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Hammock suspension adds extra protection in the Kontrast Pro DSLR Backpack from Case Logic

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jul 25 2015 - 12:00 PM (CET)

Bag manufacturer Case Logic has launched a new backpack that features a hammock system, suspending a DSLR with lens attached within the space in the middle of the bag. The company claims this adds extra protection as less of the camera body is in direct contact with the structure of the bag. Read more

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Weekly Nikon news flash #325

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jul 25 2015 - 12:23 AM (CET)

-> Metabones announced a new Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x (Nikon lens to MFT camera) adapter. The price is $479 (pre-order here). -> Nikon Europe posted few more sample images taken with the new Nikkor AF-S 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lens. -> New reviews of the Nikon 16-80mm f/2.8-4E VR DX lens ($1,067) by mobile01.com (Google translation), foto-info.si (Google translation) and […] Related posts: Weekly Nikon news flash #318 Weekly Nikon news flash #317 Weekly Nikon news flash #273

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Jul 24, 2015

Shooting handheld with the Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jul 24 2015 - 11:20 PM (CET)

Shooting handheld with the Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens by Arturo Cocchi: I'm an Italian journalist and in the same time a photo-enthusiast who has the opportunity to use the best photo equipments available to ''help'' my work. My name is Arturo Cocchi. I'm the editor of the travel and art sites in La Repubblica, […] Related posts: Shooting with the Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VR lens Comparing the new Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens with the old version Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens now shipping, available in stock

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Peak Design's Everyday Messenger carries more than camera gear

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jul 24 2015 - 09:36 PM (CET)

Peak Design, maker of the Slide and Clutch and other camera gear, has launched its newest bag on Kickstarter. Called 'The Everyday Messenger', this bag features an adaptable design able to tote around one's everyday gear along with photography equipment. Read more

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Metabones creates Speed Booster ULTRA with improved optics and Canon lens AF for Panasonic users

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

Caldwell Photographic and Metabones have announced the Speed Booster Ultra for Micro Four Thirds: an updated design that uses more sophisticated glass and has been optimized for use with the relatively thick Micro Four Thirds filter stack. The latest Canon version also gains AF-S autofocus when used with Panasonic cameras: an improvement available via firmware update for existing users. Read more

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On top of the world: Photographer faces fears to capture rare wedding photos

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jul 24 2015 - 02:00 PM (CET)

Photographer Brian Rueb was approached by two friends to shoot their wedding - a familiar proposal for many photographers. However, there was a slightly unusual twist in this case, as the couple planned to tie the knot on top of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. Read more

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Panasonic Osaka offers 3D figurine portraits via imaging booth fitted with 120 Lumix GH4s

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Jul 24 2015 - 02:22 AM (CET)

The Panasonic Center in Osaka has installed a photo booth that uses 120 Lumix DMC-GH4 cameras to create a three-dimensional impression of the occupants, which can then be turned into a plaster figurine. Panasonic claims that what makes its booth stand out is that the 'scan' is created in just 1/1000sec. That means the subjects can be in motion and the image will still be sharp. Read more

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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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Jesse Marlow: street photography with the Leica Q (Typ 116)

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jul 23 2015 - 03:29 PM (CET)

Follow along with Melbourne-based street photographer Jesse Marlow as he captures his own unique view of the city with the new Leica Q. For Jesse, the benefits of the Leica Q include its small and discreet nature and the ultra-fast auto focus that gives you the opportunity to capture those shots that would otherwise be […] Related posts: A Guide to Street Photography: Matt Stuart (video) Free e-book on street photography by Alex Coghe HB Nam: a look into documenting street fashion photography (video)

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Jul 21, 2015

The latest Nikon lens patents

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jul 21 2015 - 11:28 PM (CET)

-> Nikon also has a patent application filed in February 2015 for what appears to be a new 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon 1 lens (probably a replacement for the current model). -> Nikon has another patent application for a 70-200mm f/4 VR lens with a design slightly different from the one filed back in 2011. -> Another Nikon […] Related posts: The latest Nikon patents The latest Nikon lens patents The latest Nikon patents (100mm f/2.5 medium format lens, RGBW AE array)

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Match Technical Thumbs Up EP-SQ grip for Leica Q

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jul 21 2015 - 03:38 PM (CET)

Ashwin Rao sent me some information and pictures on the new Match Technical Thumbs Up EP-SQ grip for Leica Q camera: I recently had a chance to test out a production proof of the Thumbs Up EP-SQ grip for the Leica Q. I can honestly say that this is a great ergonomic addition to the […] Related posts: Match Technical has new designs for their latest “O” series soft releases buttons Thumbs Up now available in steel gray Thumbs Up CSEP-2 now available for Leica X1

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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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Leica S-E medium format camera is now $5,995 (and other S deals)

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jul 20 2015 - 05:36 AM (CET)

The Leica S Typ 006 promotional bundles got even better at the Leica Store Miami - the savings are now over $10,000 compared to when they were introduced few weeks ago: Leica S (Typ 006) with 70mm lens set is now $13,295 Leica S-E (Typ 006) with 70mm lens set is now $10,295  There are also huge price drops on […] Related posts: Leica S Type 006 medium format camera now in stock Leica S Typ 007 medium format camera announced The Leica S Typ 007 medium format digital camera will start shipping in July

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Jul 19, 2015

Weekly Nikon news flash #324

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jul 19 2015 - 08:22 PM (CET)

-> Topaz Adjust plugin is now 40% off with coupon code is JULYADJUST. -> The Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art lens for Nikon F mount is finally in stock. -> Nikon cannot guarantee that they software packages will work with Windows 10. Testing is already scheduled and the results will be published when available. -> CIPA announced camera […] Related posts: Weekly Nikon news flash #318 Weekly Nikon news flash #317 Weekly Nikon news flash #323

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Nikon D800E camera and photographer survive a bad car accident

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jul 19 2015 - 04:33 PM (CET)

Check out Scott Murray's story on nikonites.com - the photographer and the camera are doing fine: Hey everyone I am alive. Here's what happened, I was driving back after getting my car serviced, I stopped as some friends places and decided to hang back for some Milky Way shots as there is no moon. At around 0130 […] Related posts: Best lenses for the Nikon D800E camera Nikon US no longer supports the D800E? I don’t think so. Apparently there are fake Nikon D800E cameras out there

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Jul 18, 2015

Nikon 16-80mm f/2.8-4E, 500mm f/4E and 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lenses now shipping

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jul 18 2015 - 05:17 PM (CET)

The first batch of Nikkor AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR lenses was already received by Foto Hans Keuzekamp in the Netherlands. In the US Adorama lists the lens as being currently in stock, Amazon will have them on Monday (July 20th). The new 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lenses are […] Related posts: More info on the Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR, 600mm f/4E FL ED VR and 16-80mm f/2.8-4G DX lenses Nikon announcement: Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E, 500mm f/4E and 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lenses Next Nikon announcement: new Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lenses

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Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera review

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jul 18 2015 - 04:19 PM (CET)

Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera ($496.95) review by Eyal Gurevitch: First came the J4 Last summer I spent a great, long vacation with my family at the beach. The kids love doing nothing else than going swimming twice a day in the sea and spending the rest of it in the pool. I had the […] Related posts: Nikon Coolpix P7800 camera review Some thoughts on the Nikon mirrorless camera from a reader Nikon patents interchangeable sensor for mirrorless camera

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Jul 17, 2015

In 1995 a Fuji X/Nikon hybrid camera with 1.3MP was priced at $20,000

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jul 17 2015 - 10:12 PM (CET)

Flashback from 1995: "Flash back to 20 years ago, when photography was just entering the digital realm. This episode of CNET Central from the summer of 1995 features the "B-2 Stealth Bomber" of digital cameras, a Fuji X/Nikon hybrid. Roughly the size of a volleyball, this camera packed 1.3 megapixels and a removable 131 MB […] Related posts: Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC lens for Nikon F mount announced, priced at $549 Breaking: new Nikon full frame hybrid camera coming soon *UPDATED* Samsung rumors materialized: plans for new ‘hybrid’ digital camera system

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The Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art lens will cost $999 in the US

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Jul 17 2015 - 04:26 AM (CET)

Sigma announced the US pricing for their new 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art lens: $999. The lens is now listed for pre-order at B&H and Adorama. The expected availability is end of July, 2015. The full press release, technical specs and key features can be found over at PhotoRumors. The full press release is available here. Posted by NikonRumors.com […] Related posts: The Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art full frame lens for Nikon F mount is now officially announced Sigma to announce a new 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art full frame lens for Nikon F mount The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens price announced: $799

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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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Jul 15, 2015

Leica US savings extended till August 31, 2015

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jul 15 2015 - 04:31 AM (CET)

The 12% off offer on almost all* Leica gear has been extended in the US till August 31, 2015. Check out our sponsors for additional details: B&H Adorama Amazon Leica Store Miami Leica Store San Francisco Leica Store Palm Beach Popflash Tamarkin Camera Adorama and B&H also have dedicated pages for the ongoing promotion: * The only exceptions […] Related posts: 12% off offer from Leica USA extended till July 31, 2015 Leica? discounts to be extended till April 30th Adorama, B&H launched dedicated pages for the 12% instant savings on Leica gear

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Jul 10, 2015

Apple digital camera RAW compatibility update 6.05 released with Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) support

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jul 10 2015 - 10:15 PM (CET)

Apple released digital camera RAW compatibility update 6.05 with support for the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) camera. Posted by LeicaRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow (LR) on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.04 released with Leica D-Lux 6, V-Lux 4 and X2 support The latest Apple digital camera RAW compatibility update supports Leica M and Monochrom cameras Apple releases Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 3.2 with Leica S2 support

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Jul 8, 2015

Leica M 240 firmware update 2.0.2.5 now available for download

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jul 08 2015 - 03:06 PM (CET)

Firmware update 2.0.2.5 for the Leica M 240 camera is now available on the Leica Camera  US website. The update was initially released few weeks ago, but then it was pulled out for unknown reason. Here is the change log: New Menu item "Flash exposure compensation" to adjust flash exposure with the Leica SF 26 flash unit (only […] Related posts: Leica M 240 firmware update 2.0.1.5 now available for download Leica T Typ 701 firmware update 1.2 now available for download Leica M 240 firmware update 2.0.1.5 change log

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Jul 7, 2015

Scans of old Leica Photography magazines now available online

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jul 07 2015 - 05:37 AM (CET)

The website LeicaPhotographyArchive started uploading online scans of old Leica Photography magazines that can be used as a reference for anything related to Leica cameras and Leitz company. All scanned magazines can be accessed here. You can add the scans to your Google drive and then download them (total of 876MB so far). This is an […] Related posts: Leica Fotografie International (LFI) magazine 03/09 preview now available online Official sample images from the new Leica M published online Leica T type 701 camera iOS app now available online

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Jul 6, 2015

Two new Leica S Typ 006 promotional bundles

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jul 06 2015 - 04:24 PM (CET)

Leica introduced two new S Typ 006 promotional bundles (both promos also qualify for the ongoing 12% savings): Leica S (Typ 006) with 70mm lens set ($14,075.60) Leica S-E (Typ 006) with 70mm lens set ($11,435.60) Update: this S promotion is available also at the Leica Store San Francisco. "Both of these sets include the excellent 70mm f/2.5 Summarit-S ASPH. The […] Related posts: New Leica M-E set with two lenses offers $2,395 in savings Another Leica lens price increase coming on July 1st Leica S system updates

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Good deals on Leica T open box cameras and lenses

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jul 06 2015 - 02:11 AM (CET)

The Leica Store in San Francisco has a good deal on "code U*" Leica T cameras (black and silver) and 18-56mm lenses: Leica T Typ 701 black camera (code U): $1,295 (original price: $1,628 after $222 off) Leica T Typ 701 silver camera (code U): $1,295 (original price: $1,628 after $222 off) Leica T 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 […] Related posts: Get 2% back in rewards when you purchase Leica cameras and lenses at Amazon More on the upcoming Leica T type 701 mirrorless camera, lenses Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals on photo editing tools

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Jul 5, 2015

25% off all in-stock books at the Leica Store Miami

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jul 05 2015 - 04:57 PM (CET)

Now through July 10th Leica Store Miami is offering 25% off on all in-stock books with coupon code BOOKSALE2015 (over 50 titles are available): 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: Deal of the day: 5% off used gear at the Leica store Miami Leica Store Miami grand opening Leica S-System demo weekend in the new Leica Store in Miami

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Jul 4, 2015

Leica X2 à la carte camera engraved with Nick Ut's signature to be actioned for charity at the Leica Store Manchester

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Jul 04 2015 - 08:51 PM (CET)

Leica Store Manchester had two special guests during their grand opening on June 19th: Kim Phuc (Napalm Girl) and photographer Nick Ut. As part of the event, the store is auctioning an à la carte Leica X2 camera for Kim Phuc's charity, the Kim Foundation International. Here are the details: We are delighted announce that this […] Related posts: Leica Store in Manchester has the original “Leica family tree” from Solms Leica M digital rangefinder designed by Jonathan Ive will be auctioned for charity on November 23 Leica X2 “à la carte” program

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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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