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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.

Apr 25, 2015

Photographing in Iceland - overcoming limitations

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 25 2015 - 09:47 PM (CET)

    Chris from www.amateurnikon.com will share some tips on photographing in Iceland, particularly from the perspective of overcoming limitations (of equipment as well as weather/environment): Although our world is filled with unique, intriguing places, Iceland is arguably a true photographer's paradise. From its sublime mountainous vistas to its active volcanoes, and from its deep blue glacier lagoons […] Related posts: Guest post: Nikon D800E does Iceland Nikon Df: It’s like being in a relationship Photographing festivals by Steve Davey

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Weekend Deals: Save big with Canon EOS 5D Mark III bundles (Adorama)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 25 2015 - 03:50 PM (CET)

Adorama has two great deals on Canon EOS 5D Mark III bundles. Both deals expire 5/2. Bundle 1 is on sale for $3,289 (click here) with a net saving of $625: Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS ($3,099 value) Shure VP83F LensHopper Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone ($299 value) Tascam DR-70D 4-Channel Audio Recorder for DSLR Cameras ($299.99 […] This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Weekend Deals: Save big with Canon EOS 5D Mark III bundles (Adorama), and is copyrighted.

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Readers' Showcase: Janne Voutilainen

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

Janne Voutilainen is a man of relatively few words. In that context, the minimalism of some of his photos makes perfect sense. He's based in Finland and finds himself drawn to landscape photography, as well as astrophotography, which is how we discovered his work. He offered a few insights into his images in our Q&A. His otherworldly images speak volumes too - take a look. See gallery

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HOT DEAL ::: XF 16-55mmF2.8 WR now $170 OFF! (limited number)

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Apr 25 2015 - 01:27 PM (CET)

Top Rated and Authorized Fuji dealer  added a $20 price drop to the current XF16-55mmF2.8 WR deal, so you can now . “This lens was opened and shown to customers at our in store FUJI DAY event therefore we would never sell it as NEW, never opened. It was never owned by a customer and […]

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Sony introduces touchless shutter app and we go hands-on (off?)

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 25 2015 - 01:00 PM (CET)

Sony has released a beta version of its Touchless Shutter app, immediately available for download through the PlayMemories app store. The app makes use of the eyepiece sensor as a shutter release mechanism and brings all the advantages of a traditional cable release without needing any extra camera gear. All that is needed is a hand wave near the eyepiece and the shutter will release. Read more

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Adobe Lightroom 6/CC Live Review by Tony Northrup (90min video)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 25 2015 - 11:05 AM (CET)

Still on the fence regarding Adobe’s new Lightroom 6/CC? Then this 90 minutes live review of Lightroom 6/CC may answer all your questions. This is a in-depth review of LR6 new features, as well as of Lightroom in general. Want to see more? Adobe just posted 60 tutorial and how-to videos about LR6/CC on Youtube. Purchase […] This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Adobe Lightroom 6/CC Live Review by Tony Northrup (90min video), and is copyrighted.

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Kat Candler Signs On To Josh Hutcherson’s Next Film For Ron Howard And Canon’s Project Imagination: The Trailer

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 25 2015 - 07:14 AM (CET)

Canon press release: Kat Candler Signs On To Josh Hutcherson’s Next Film For Ron Howard And Canon’s Project Imagination: The Trailer Candler to Write and Direct Hutcherson’s Next Hollywood Short Film Inspired by a Consumer Story MELVILLE, N.Y., April 22, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging, announced today that Kat Candler, a […] This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Kat Candler Signs On To Josh Hutcherson’s Next Film For Ron Howard And Canon’s Project Imagination: The Trailer, and is copyrighted.

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Apr 24, 2015

The latest Nikon patents

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 24 2015 - 11:43 PM (CET)

Nikon filed a patent for a new 16-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR DX lens that will probably replace the current 18-55mm models. Nikon also filed a patent for a new version of the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens for the Nikon 1 system.    Nikon patented an interesting way of hiding the built-in flash in a compact camera.   Nikon also […] Related posts: The latest Nikon lens patents The latest Nikon patents The latest patents from Nikon: camera that can be attached to a smart phone, 28mm f/2.8 lens and more

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 real-world sample gallery posted

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 24 2015 - 11:16 PM (CET)

Panasonic's Lumix CM1 has the potential to break new ground in the territory between smartphones and cameras. It offers a 1-inch 20MP sensor, much larger than the typical smartphone camera chip. It also provides an F2.8 Leica-branded lens encircled by a control ring that can be used to adjust various exposure settings. We got out and about with it to see what its images look like. See gallery 

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Adobe posted 60 tutorial videos about Lightroom CC/6 on Youtube

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 24 2015 - 08:16 PM (CET)

There are no longer excuses not to become a Lightroom expert. Adobe posted sixty (60) tutorial and how-to videos on Youtube that cover features and functionality of Lightroom 6/CC. Get ready for a intense learning session Adobe Lightroom 6: Adorama | B&H Photo, or can be purchased as Lightroom CC in Adobe’s Creative Cloud plan. If you’re looking how to update from […] This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Adobe posted 60 tutorial videos about Lightroom CC/6 on Youtube, and is copyrighted.

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Killer Deal Alert: Canon EOS-1D X – $3,999 (compare at $5,299)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 24 2015 - 04:55 PM (CET)

Top Rated Plus eBay seller allnewshop (99.6% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS-1D X . Compare to hefty $5,299 on Amazon. Free shipping in the US. Please note: this may be a grey import item. This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Killer Deal Alert: Canon EOS-1D X – $3,999 (compare at $5,299), and is copyrighted.

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Yongnuo EF 35mm f/2 (Canon clone) available for purchase at $116 (and Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 at $69)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 24 2015 - 02:58 PM (CET)

The Yongnuo EF 35mm f/2, a clone of Canon’s  lens, is . The Yongnuo 35mm was also available on Amazon but is currently out of stock. Product description: Yongnuo fast EF 35mm wide-angle lens with it’s fast aperture of F/2 is sure to capture any moment even in the lowest lighting conditions. It has a minimum […] This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Yongnuo EF 35mm f/2 (Canon clone) available for purchase at $116 (and Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 at $69), and is copyrighted.

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Manfrotto adds compact and lightweight 190Go! to the 190 tripod series

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

Italian accessories brand Manfrotto has announced a new model in the 190 range of tripods that is lighter and more compact than others in the series. The Manfrotto 190Go! is designed for traveling photographers and those working on location who require an eye-height tripod that packs away to take up as little space as possible. Read more

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Fujifilm X-T10 to be announced in May (SRP) – POLL: How Much Should it Cost?

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Apr 24 2015 - 01:45 PM (CET)

PRE-ORDER XF 16mmF1.4 WR: USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / PCHstore Rico's FIRST LOOK at the XF 16mmF1.4 (German Version) _ _ _ A source, who was right in the past (thanks), confirms this rumor: Fuji will announce an new X-camera in May. According to the source, it will be long rumored […]

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Canon Europe acquires Lifecake to accelerate growth in digital consumer services

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 24 2015 - 12:04 PM (CET)

For a Lifecake demo video, and other company information, visit www.lifecake.com. To download the app visit the App Store or Google Play. Canon press release: LONDON, 23 APRIL 2015 - Canon Europe today announces that it is acquiring London-based digital start-up Lifecake, marking a major step in the development of Canon's digital consumer services business. This brings Canon […] This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon Europe acquires Lifecake to accelerate growth in digital consumer services, and is copyrighted.

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Interview with Chuck Westfall about Canon XC10 (no raw and EVF to keep costs down)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 24 2015 - 05:47 AM (CET)

Canon´s Chuck Westfall, Technical Advisor for Canon U.S.A.’s Professional Engineering and Solutions Division, gave an interview to DPReview during NAB 2015. The main topic being Canon´s new XC10. Some excerpts: Q: Some of our readers were disappointed that the XC10 was a fixed lens camera. What drove that particular design choice? A: It's important to remember […] This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Interview with Chuck Westfall about Canon XC10 (no raw and EVF to keep costs down), and is copyrighted.

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Apr 23, 2015

Nikon Coolpix A camera listed as discontinued in Japan, you can still get it refurbished for $299

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 23 2015 - 11:18 PM (CET)

The Nikon Coolpix A is listed as a "former product" on Nikon Japan, which means that the model is/will be discontinued. Adorama is already sold out of the $299 refurbished Coolpix A, but you can still get one at Cameta Camera (refurbished with 1 year warranty and free shipping): For $15 or $20 more Cameta Camera […] Related posts: Nikon Coolpix A camera now $399, listed as discontinued New low price: refurbished Nikon Coolpix A camera for $329 Nikon D7000 listed as discontinued in Australian retailer

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Free Download: VSCO Film Pack 00 includes Tri-X and Kodak Gold Film presets

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 23 2015 - 10:55 PM (CET)

Who doesn't love free stuff? Visual Supply Co has been churning out Photoshop and Lightroom-compatible film presets for some time now. To date, they've released seven different 'Film Packs' each containing presets that mimic both classic and contemporary film stocks. Now, they're offering one for free. Read more

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Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon 35mm f/2

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 23 2015 - 10:39 PM (CET)

China-based manufacturer Yongnuo has produced what looks like a near-clone of Canon's well-liked EF 35mm f/2, a lens that dates back to 1990. With a couple of minor exceptions (one of which being the brand name on the front of the lens) the Yongnuo lens looks very similar to Canon's 25-year-old prime, but at an attractive price of ~$115. Read more

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Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 23 2015 - 09:26 PM (CET)

DPReview attended the NAB 2015 show in Las Vegas recently, where we had an opportunity to sit down with Chuck Westfall, Technical Advisor for Canon U.S.A.'s Professional Engineering and Solutions Division. The main topic of conversation was Canon's new XC10 hybrid video/stills camera, which made its first public appearance at the show. Read more

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Hot Deal: Canon EOS 6D – $1,099 (compare at $1,399)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 23 2015 - 09:09 PM (CET)

Top Rated Plus eBay seller getitdigital (99.6% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 6D . Compare at $1,399 on Amazon. Free shipping in the US. Please note: this may be a grey import item. This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Hot Deal: Canon EOS 6D – $1,099 (compare at $1,399), and is copyrighted.

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The first Nikon D7200 books

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 23 2015 - 08:20 PM (CET)

    The first Nikon D7200 books are already listed on Amazon: Amazon US Amazon UK Amazon Germany Amazon France Amazon Japan Amazon Italy Amazon Spain 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 first Nikon D810 books are already out Nikon D7200 was mentioned on Nikon USA website Nikon D7200 sample images

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Apple patent hints at super resolution camera mode

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 23 2015 - 07:00 PM (CET)

Olympus and Pentax have introduced cameras with sensor-shift-driven resolution modes designed to maximize the amount of information collected by their sensors. Apple has also patented a similar system, using an optical image stabilization system to create and combine multiple exposures into a higher resolution image. Read more

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Sony updates 24-70 and 16-35mm A-mount Zeiss lenses with improved AF and image quality

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 23 2015 - 05:00 PM (CET)

As promised last November, Sony has announced two new full-frame A-mount lenses. Compared to their 2008-vintage predecessors the Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II and 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM II feature improved image quality, less ghosting and flare, and a four-fold improvement in subject tracking speed, according to Sony. Another addition are seals that should make these lenses dust and water resistant. More details

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X-PRO2 with bigger sensor ( ? 1.3x crop), compatible with existing lenses (New Source – Grain Of Salt)

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Apr 23 2015 - 04:43 PM (CET)

The rumor comes from a new source, so take the mandatory grain of salt… especially since I haven’t heard about it from any of my trusted sources until now. The source confirms what dc.home forum member joofei said here: there will be an X-PRO2 with a bigger sensor. It will have more or less a […]

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Deal Alert: Canon EOS 70D – $699 (compare at $999)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 23 2015 - 03:52 PM (CET)

. eBay seller electronicsvalley (98.2% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 70D . Compare to $999 on Amazon. Free shipping in the US. Please note: this may be a grey import item. This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Deal Alert: Canon EOS 70D – $699 (compare at $999), and is copyrighted.

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New firmware for Canon EOS 7D Mark II coming next week?

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 23 2015 - 03:10 PM (CET)

This comes from the CR forum. According to the user, Canon is trying to solve an AF issue with a new firmware: Called [Canon] to ask what’s up and got a fairly intresting update: They have changed the mirror box and AF sensor and are still not happy how it performs. They have also narrowed that […] This post was originally published on CanonWatch, New firmware for Canon EOS 7D Mark II coming next week?, and is copyrighted.

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Nikon released new "NIKKOR & ACC" iPad app

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 23 2015 - 06:48 AM (CET)

Nikon released a new iPad app called NIKKOR & ACC that provides various information on the current Nikkor lineup such as lens characteristics, specs, lens design, MTF charts, sample photos, accessories and more. The free app can be downloaded directly from the Apple Store (requires iOS 8.0 or higher): A convenient tool that offers various information on interchangeable […] Related posts: Nikon releases new MyPicturetown iPad/iPhone app New Nikon iPhone/iPad apps Nikon ViewNX 2.8.0 released

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The Science Behind 4K Optics (Canon video)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 23 2015 - 06:44 AM (CET)

Neat little video by CanonUSA on Youtube. Learn all you have to know about 4k. Real 4K technology goes far beyond the label. Canon 4K optics are born from decades of research and design, creating brilliant, vivid, rich images. And it all begins with the lens. This post was originally published on CanonWatch, The Science Behind 4K Optics (Canon video), and is copyrighted.

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Leica T Hosoo limited edition camera set announced in Japan

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 23 2015 - 04:32 AM (CET)

Leica Camera Japan announced a new "Leica T Hosoo set" that comes with a specially designed Nishijin textile camera protector. Only 15 limited edition sets will be produced - 8 in black and 7 in champagne gold. The prices range from¥460,000 ($3,283) to ¥500,000 ($4,166). Hosoo is a Kyoto based textile company founded in 1688 that designs, […] Related posts: New Leica X2 Yokohama limited edition camera announced in Japan New Leica M 240 Map Camera 20 anniversary limited edition announced in Japan Leica C, M Kumamon limited edition cameras announced in Japan

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Grand Opening of Leica Store Paris Rue du faubourg Saint- Honoré (video)

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 23 2015 - 03:51 AM (CET)

Watch this video for a glimpse inside the new Leica Paris flagship store at Rue du faubourg Saint-Honoré 105-109, 75008, Paris. It features a space dedicated to merchandising, a brand new Leica Gallery, a book shop and a Leica Akademie for workshops. The gallery will feature 4-5 exhibitions year including established and up-and-coming photographers. In […] Related posts: New Leica Store in Paris (Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré) Leica Store Vienna grand opening (video) Leica Store Bellevue grand opening and exclusive Leica Akademie classes open to the public

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Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 23 2015 - 12:00 AM (CET)

The Pentax K-3 II is a modest update to its predecessor, but that doesn't mean that its new features are insignificant. While faster autofocus and more shake reduction is great, we're most excited about the Pixel Shift Resolution feature. While we can't share any samples photographs yet, we can give you an overview of what's new with the K-3 II. Read more

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Ricoh unveils Pentax K-3 II with Pixel Shift Resolution mode

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 23 2015 - 12:00 AM (CET)

Ricoh has just launched the Pentax K-3 II semi-pro DSLR with an improved image stabilization system that drives a new Pixel Shift Resolution feature. Retaining its predecessor's 24MP sensor, 27-point AF system, and durable construction, the K-3 II now offers sensor-shift IS with a claimed 4.5 stops of shake reduction. Read more

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Apr 22, 2015

Kipon adapter to allow AF with Canon lenses on Micro Four Thirds bodies

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 22 2015 - 11:54 PM (CET)

Chinese lens adapter manufacturer Kipon has announced plans to introduce the first adapter that allows AF operation when a Canon EF or EF-S lens is attached to a Micro Four Thirds camera body. Previous adapters have either been entirely manual or, more lately, offered aperture control, but the Shanghai-based company has said that its next model will allow full frame and APS-C EOS system lenses to focus automatically too. Read more

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Sigma service notice advises of Canon 750D and 760D Live View issue

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 22 2015 - 09:39 PM (CET)

Sigma has issued a service notice advising that some of its Canon mount interchangeable lenses cannot be used with Live Mode on the Canon EOS Rebel T6s (760D) and the Canon EOS Rebel T6i (750D). Lens owners will receive a free firmware update to fix the problem, though the company has not provided a timeframe for when the update is expected. Both current and discontinued lens models are affected by this issue. Read more

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Adobe Camera Raw 9 released with Merge to HDR and Panorama features

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 22 2015 - 09:15 PM (CET)

With the launch of Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC, Adobe has released Camera Raw 9 with some of the some added features. Merge to HDR and Panorama are now available in ACR, using Raw image data to automatically assemble HDR and panoramic images, which are output as DNG files. This eliminates the need to edit files before merging them in Photoshop. Read more

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Zeiss offers full-frame E-mount 'Batis' 25mm F2 and 85mm F1.8 lenses

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 22 2015 - 08:33 PM (CET)

Zeiss has revealed two new full-frame lenses for Sony's E-mount system, the Batis 2/25 and 1.8/85. They offer autofocus, and are the first Zeiss-produced FE-style lenses to do so. Each lens barrel contains an OLED displaying focus distance and depth of field. A linear motor AF drive keeps operation quiet, and both lenses are sealed against dust and moisture. Read more

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Speed boost: Sony SLT-A77 II review posted

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 22 2015 - 06:26 PM (CET)

The Sony SLT-A77 II uses that company's translucent mirror technology in combination with an AF system that Sony claims is dramatically improved over its predecessor. It boasts 12fps continuous shooting with AF, not to mention a 24MP sensor, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, 2.4M dot OLED viewfinder and a tiliting/swiveling LCD. We put its impressive AF claims to the test. Read review

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Magic Lantern running on Canon EOS 70D – Update

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 22 2015 - 03:26 PM (CET)

Update: Andrew Reid of EOSHD just tweeted me noting that the EOS 70D with Magic Lantern is the only camera that can deliver raw video and has Dual Pixel AF on board See Andrew’s test video above. Think Dual Pixel AF and all the raw video goodness. Sounds cool, doesn’t it? Well, it is still an alpha release […] This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Magic Lantern running on Canon EOS 70D – Update, and is copyrighted.

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Trusted Source says: A New X-camera will be Announced in May!

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Apr 22 2015 - 01:34 PM (CET)

According to a trusted source, Fuji will announce a new X-camera in May. The source didn’t specify if it will be one with intercheangeable lenses or a fixed lens camera. What camera could it be? Maybe the long rumored X-T10? It is expected to be available in late spring/early summer, so an announcement in mid/late […]

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How to upgrade to Adobe Lightroom 6

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 22 2015 - 08:28 AM (CET)

Yesterday Adobe released Lightroom 6 (also available as Lightroom CC). It became quickly clear that Adobe wants everyone to get Lightroom CC. The update to LR6 is available only on Adobe’s site, and it is pretty hidden. To update from LR5 or LR4 to LR6 follow these instructions: Head over to Adobe’s site Under “Photoshop Lightroom […] This post was originally published on CanonWatch, How to upgrade to Adobe Lightroom 6, and is copyrighted.

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Product Advisory: Some Sigma Lenses have problems with Canon EOS Rebel T6s Live View Mode

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 22 2015 - 06:51 AM (CET)

Sigma released a product advisory for some of their lenses. Issues with Canon’s new  live view mode have been observed. A free firmware update is on its way. Notice to our Canon mount lens users Thank you for purchasing and using our products. We have found that Live View Mode cannot be used on the […] This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Product Advisory: Some Sigma Lenses have problems with Canon EOS Rebel T6s Live View Mode, and is copyrighted.

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Apr 21, 2015

Firmware update enhances Nikon D4s features, including unlimited continuous shooting

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 21 2015 - 09:18 PM (CET)

Nikon has issued updated firmware for its D4s professional DSLR, altering the way numerous features operate on the camera. Changes include removing the limitation on the number of images that can be captured in a single continuous burst in the manual and shutter priority exposure modes. Firmware version 1.20 replaces versions 1.00 and 1.10, and appears to fix quite a range of glitches as well as adding functionality to the camera's operation. Read more

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The new Adobe Lightroom CC is here

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 21 2015 - 06:26 PM (CET)

Adobe Lightroom CC is now officially announced: Download links for desktop, CC and mobile versions Direct link to purchase/upgrade to the standalone version of Lightroom 6 (try also this link) Updated CC plans and pricing What's new in Lightroom CC Comparison between LR5, LR6 and LR CC The stand alone LR6 version can also be purchased at Amazon, Adorama and […] Related posts: Adobe Lightroom 5.7 released with support for the latest Leica cameras and lenses Adobe Camera Raw 8.8 released with support for nine Voigtlander M lenses The new Adobe Lightroom 5 is now available for download

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Adobe Lightroom CC officially announced with Nikon D7200 support

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 21 2015 - 06:23 PM (CET)

Adobe Lightroom CC is now officially announced: Download links for desktop, CC and mobile versions Direct link to purchase/upgrade to the standalone version of Lightroom 6 (try also this link) Updated CC plans and pricing What's new in Lightroom CC Comparison between LR5, LR6 and LR CC The stand alone LR6 version can also be purchased at Amazon, Adorama and […] Related posts: Adobe Lightroom 3.3 released with Nikon D7000 support Adobe released Lightroom 5.3 and Camera Raw 8.3 with Nikon AW1, P7800, Df, D610 and D5300 support How to edit Nikon D7200 files in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

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Adobe Lightroom 6 is official (comes as CC and standalone version)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 21 2015 - 06:17 PM (CET)

Adobe just released Lightroom 6/Lightroom CC. All new features are listed on Adobe’s page, a comparison between Lightroom versions is here (LR CC, LR 6, LR 5), the new version can be downloaded here. The new Lightroom will come as a standalone product, and as part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud plan. Adobe Lightroom 6: Adorama | B&H Photo  – […] This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Adobe Lightroom 6 is official (comes as CC and standalone version), and is copyrighted.

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Adobe rolls out Lightroom CC and Lightroom 6 with HDR and panorama tools

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 21 2015 - 06:01 PM (CET)

Adobe has announced standalone and Creative Cloud versions of its image management and Raw conversion software, Lightroom. Among other new features the latest versions gain simple HDR and Panorama merging tools that create 16-bit DNG files from the merged results.  Read more

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KIPON announce world’s first Canon EF-MFT autofocus electronic adapter

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 21 2015 - 05:52 PM (CET)

Lotsa exciting news today, here is another one. Kipon announced a new Canon EF-MFT autofocus electronic adapter. An excerpt from the press release: Five years ago, KIPON developed out world first mechanic adapter with built-in iris, to use Canon EF lens on MFT(m4/3) body, to solve the problem for only electronic iris control of Canon EF lens. […] This post was originally published on CanonWatch, KIPON announce world’s first Canon EF-MFT autofocus electronic adapter, and is copyrighted.

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New Leica M Monochrom Typ 246 camera registered in Korea

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 21 2015 - 05:52 PM (CET)

The new Leica M Monochrom is coming soon - a Monochrom Typ 246 camera was registered in Korea (government radio agency's website). Based on previous RRA registrations, the official announcement should be in 30-60 days. Related posts: Just what I have been waiting for: new Leica M Monochrom Typ 230 camera Rumors: the new Leica Monochrom camera will be announced in February/March New Leica V-Lux Typ 114 camera now listed also on Taiwan’s NCC government site

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Adobe Lightroom CC listed at Adorama, and first article

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 21 2015 - 04:24 PM (CET)

Today Adobe will launch Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6. It is already listed at Adorama for $149, and there is a first LR CC article at PC Magazine: Lightroom CC is now available as part of an Adobe Creative Cloud Photography subscription ($9.99 per month) or as the equivalent standalone $149 perpetual-license Lightroom 6 application. But the […] This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Adobe Lightroom CC listed at Adorama, and first article, and is copyrighted.

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Hot Deal is back: Canon EOS 5D Mark III – $1,999 (compare to $2,499)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 21 2015 - 03:03 PM (CET)

  Top Rated Plus seller getitdigital (99.6% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III . Free shipping in US and limited quantity. Compare to $2,499 on Amazon. More good Canon deals on eBay. Please note: this may be a grey import item. This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Hot Deal is back: Canon EOS 5D Mark III – $1,999 (compare to $2,499), and is copyrighted.

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[UPDATE: LR6 available at B&H + Adorama] Adobe announces the new Lightroom CC and Lightroom 6!

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Apr 21 2015 - 02:51 PM (CET)

Lightroom 6 available at BHphoto / Adorama / [Now Officially announced] Thanks to 43rumors, we now know for sure what is the big surprised announced for today: Adobe will very soon release Lightroom CC and Lightroom 6! “It adds plenty of features like Facial Recognition, new panorama, new brushes for graduated and radial filters, more […]

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Nikon reached a settlement for the patent infringement lawsuit against Sigma

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 21 2015 - 02:47 PM (CET)

Nikon reports that it reached a settlement for the patent infringement lawsuit against Sigma filed in Japan in 2011. The amount of the settlement Nikon received from Sigma was not disclosed: Nikon Corporation (Kazuo Ushida, President, Tokyo, hereafter referred to as "Nikon") announces that it reached a judicial settlement as of April 21, 2015 with […] Related posts: Nikon patent infringement lawsuit against Sigma dismissed by Tokyo District Court Nikon awarded $14.5 million from Sigma in VR patent infringement lawsuit Nikon vs. Sigma patent infringement lawsuit could be finalized in the next few weeks

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Canon Named Leader in IDC MarketScape on Smart Multifunction Peripheral Assessment Report

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 21 2015 - 10:40 AM (CET)

Canon Named as a Leader in IDC MarketScape on Smart Multifunction Peripheral Assessment Report Report recognizes Canon’s strategy for growth and commitment to research and design in managed print and document services MELVILLE, N.Y. – April 20, 2015 – Canon, U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, for another year ,has been positioned as […] This post was originally published on CanonWatch, Canon Named Leader in IDC MarketScape on Smart Multifunction Peripheral Assessment Report, and is copyrighted.

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New Nikon D4s firmware update C 1.20 released

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 21 2015 - 07:05 AM (CET)

Nikon released a new firmware update C 1.20 for the D4s DSLR camera. Here is the change log: Commander mode can now be selected for Custom Setting e3 (Optional flash) when an optional SB-500 flash unit is attached. * The Auto and Flash white-balance options can now be used with the LED light on the optional […] Related posts: Nikon D4 firmware update 1.10 released Major firmware update for the Nikon D800/D800E released New firmware update v1.02 for Nikon D4 now available

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Apr 20, 2015

St. Louis Post-Dispatch photo staff and Daniel Berehulak nab 2015 photography Pulitzers

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 20 2015 - 11:06 PM (CET)

Photographers capturing the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri. took home this year's Pulitzer prizes for Feature and Breaking News Photography. Daniel Berehulak, a freelancer shooting for the New York Times, was honored for his images from West Africa where he spent four months in the Ebola zone. The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch photography staff was recognized for its coverage of the protests that began there last August following the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Read more

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New Nikon full frame mirrorless camera on the horizon

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 20 2015 - 11:02 PM (CET)

Nikon is rumored to be currently working on a new full frame mirrorless camera. Here is what I know so far: full frame camera mirrorless / mirrorless-styled the camera will be small (about the same size as the Olympus E-M1) no EVF regular F mount currently being field tested the official announcement is expected in late 2015 […] Related posts: Interesting: Nikon filed a patent for a full frame mirrorless lens Another full frame DSLR on the horizon: Nikon D600 The upcoming Nikon retro full frame camera will not have video, possible announcement on November 6th

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Tamarkin Rare Camera Auction now accepting consignments for their Fall 2015 auction

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 20 2015 - 10:39 PM (CET)

Leica auctions are not only for buying used gear or waiting to find out which rare model will break the next record for most expensive camera - you can also sell your own Leica equipment. Tamarkin Rare Camera Auction is currently accepting consignments for their upcoming Fall 2015 auction.  For more information, read the auction FAQs and auction reserves rules. […] Related posts: Next Tamarkin Rare Camera Auction to take place on March 14, 2015 The next Tamarkin Rare Camera auction will take place on November 15, 2014 Next Tamarkin Rare Camera Auction will take place on May 29, 2014

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Epson launches A2 SureColor SC-P800 printer with UltraChrome HD inks

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 20 2015 - 07:58 PM (CET)

Printer manufacturer Epson has announced it will introduce an A2 printer that uses its new extended-life UltraChrome ink-set and will accept roll-fed paper via an optional roll holder. The professional photo printer will be able to produce prints of up to 17in high in panoramic formats as long as 1.1m/43.3in, as well as printing on thick art paper via a front media loader. Read more

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Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon mount now shipping

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 20 2015 - 05:57 PM (CET)

The Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon mount is now shipping - the above pictures was sent by a reader in Austria who just received the lens from his local Foto Schneider Baden store (thanks Erich). In the US, Amazon currently is showing that the lens is in stock by third party resellers (fulfilled by […] Related posts: Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon F mount announced Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens price: $849, available for pre-order The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon mount is finally shipping

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Accessory Review: Western Digital My Passport Wireless

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 20 2015 - 05:00 PM (CET)

Western Digital's Wi-Fi enabled My Passport Wireless is a hard drive that features a built-in SD card reader. Alongside the drive, it offers a My Cloud app, allowing photo, video and audio files on the drive to be viewed wirelessly from a phone or tablet. With Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities it could be a very tempting device for roaming photographers who want photo backup without the burden of a laptop. Is it a travel photographer's new best friend? Read review

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Art Wolfe: In search of Emperor Penguins in Antarctica

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 20 2015 - 02:00 PM (CET)

Renowned nature and landscape photographer Art Wolfe has been all over the world during his 40+ year career. In this article he describes his first visit to Antarctica in late 1992, where he went in search of emperor penguins. Braving freezing conditions and dangerous under-maintained airplanes, Art spent $25,000 to take the trip - as it turned out, the first of many. Click through for the full story

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Apr 19, 2015

Weekly Nikon news flash #311

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 19 2015 - 04:10 PM (CET)

-> New: Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 full frame lens for Nikon F mount. -> The latest Nikon Coolpix AW130 waterproof camera is finally in stock. -> This animated GIF that shows the design evolution of Nikon cameras over the years. Read more at eBay's blog (via Petapixel). -> The latest Nikon deals (updated weekly): Refurbished Nikon D3200: $279 Refurbished Nikon D3300 two […] Related posts: Weekly Nikon news flash #308 Weekly Nikon news flash #309 Weekly Nikon news flash #306

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Scientifantastic - The Time-lapse and Landscape Work of Joe Capra

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 19 2015 - 02:00 PM (CET)

Photographer Joe Capra got started shooting landscapes but in recent years he's been making a name for himself with high-resolution timelapse videos, shot on dedicated stills cameras and painstakingly put together using specialist software. Click through to view some of his stunning imagery and to learn more about his process in our detailed Q&A

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Apr 18, 2015

The Leica camera evolution in one animated GIF

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 18 2015 - 09:59 PM (CET)

The guys behind eBay Deals created this animated GIF that shows the design evolution of Leica rangefinder cameras over the years. Read more at eBay's blog (via Petapixel). 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: 14 years ago, S1 was Leica’s first digital camera Leica M sets the standard of shutter noise in many US courtrooms Leica Camera got their own blog

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Back to Ethiopia by Dino Brusco

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 18 2015 - 09:37 PM (CET)

Back to Ethiopia is by Dino Brusco. The trip took place in April-May, 2014 (click on images for larger view): Good morning everyone. Before approaching this trip, let me briefly introduce myself. I'm 40 yrs old, live in Northern Italy and photography became my passion since April 25th, 2004 when - thanks to a mistake, I did something "different", […] Related posts: Visiting Tibet Nikon involved in a new made-for-web entertainment series “Look Good in Pictures” Urbex Mecca - Detroit

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Readers' Showcase: Rodger Kingston

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 18 2015 - 02:00 PM (CET)

Regular DPR readers know that the comment section on a camera review can be, shall we say, a bit heated at times. Recently, something a bit different caught our attention in the Fujifilm X30 review's comments. Rodger Kingston, a happy X10 and X20 user demonstrated that the baby X-series offered everything he needed to finish a self-published book of photography. See gallery

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Sony Semiconductor site gives glimpse of next-generation sensors

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 18 2015 - 01:00 PM (CET)

A 20MP Four Thirds sensor, a high-speed APS-C sensor, and a Stacked CMOS design for enthusiast compacts are likely to be just three of the sensors we can expect to see in cameras over the coming months. Sony's semiconductor division has made these products public with the creation of a new website, which lists some of the chips it offers to potential buyers. Alongside many familiar-sounding sensors are examples we've yet to see in any cameras. Read more

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Apr 16, 2015

"The Leica M Photographer" book giveaway winner announced plus a 40% off coupon

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 16 2015 - 09:02 PM (CET)

The winner of the "The Leica M Photographer" book giveaway is @_loicjulien. Congratulations! For everyone else: here is a 40% off coupon for the eBook version of the "The Leica M Photographer" - use LEICAM during checkout: This coupon is available only on rockynook.com and is valid worldwide. "The Leica M Photographer" is also available for pre-order on Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon […] Related posts: “The Leica M Photographer” book giveaway

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Nikon offers firmware update fix for the VR issues found in the Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 16 2015 - 04:45 PM (CET)

Nikon is now offering a firmware update for the VR issues found in early shipments of the Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens (serial number under 205101). The problem: when shooting at around 1/125 or lower shutter speeds with a D8xx cameras, handheld shots with the VR OFF were much sharper than the shots taken with the […] Related posts: Some Sigma lenses have AF and OS issues with the Nikon Df, firmware update coming soon Sigma will release firmware update to fix AF issues with the Nikon D5300 Nikon issues service advisory for the 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 lens

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New rebates - Nikon D750: $300 off, D750 lens kit: $900 off, Nikon 1 J5: up to $150 off

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 16 2015 - 06:18 AM (CET)

The Nikon D750 DSLR camera is now $300 off (as previously reported). The D750 kit with the 24-120mm f/4 lens is now $900 off. Here are the links: B&H (see also their 24-120mm lens kit listing) incl. 2% in rewards and free accessories Adorama (see also their 24-120mm lens kit listing) incl. $39.94 in rewards and free accessories Amazon (see also their 24-120mm […] Related posts: $300 price drop on the Nikon D750 coming on April 16th The Nikon lens only rebates will expire this week and will not be extended Nikon DSLR combo rebates for April

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Apr 15, 2015

Nikon 1 j5 camera and accessories shipping dates announced

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 15 2015 - 10:49 PM (CET)

Nikon Japan announced the shipment dates for the Nikon 1 J5 camera and accessories: Product name Release Date Nikon 1 J5 camera April 23, 2015 (Thursday) Rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL24 Battery charger MH-31 Power connector EP-5F Body case CB-N2220SA The US shipping date is currently listed as April 30th. Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is […] Related posts: More info on the upcoming Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera Nikon 35mm f/1.4 and SB-700 get shipping dates from Amazon Nikon D4, D800/E shipping dates confirmed by Nikon France

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Nikon announces the winner of the "I am generation image" photo contest

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

Nikon USA announced the winner of their "I am generation image" photo contest: Daniel Newman of Katonah, NY for this picture and story: "A year and a half ago my younger brother endured his seventh sports concussion. His head trauma left him with disabling migraines, difficulty reading, and memory problems that, despite an extensive hospital visit, […] Related posts: Nikon USA announces “I Am Generation Image” contest Nikon USA announces “I AM GENERATION IMAGE” campaign The Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015: call for entries

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Leica Gangnam style

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 15 2015 - 04:49 PM (CET)

A new Leica store is now open in the Gangnam district in Seoul, Korea. Here are the details: Address: 206, Nonhyeon-Dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 11-1F Hours of operations: Mon-Sat 10:00am-7:00pm Contact number: 1661 0405 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: Two new Leica stores opened in Seoul Leica courses @ Fotofusion Leica Store San Francisco to open on June 30th

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Nikon MB-D16 battery grip for D750 finally in stock

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 15 2015 - 03:02 AM (CET)

Quick update: the Nikon MB-D16 battery grip for the D750 camera is finally in stock at B&H and Amazon - right on time for the upcoming $300 instant savings. Related posts: Nikon MB-D16 battery grip for D750 finally shipping in the US Third party battery grip for Nikon D750 camera: Pixel Vertax D16 Meike MK-DR750 battery grip for the Nikon D750 announced

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Nikon price increase coming to Canada on May 1st

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 15 2015 - 02:47 AM (CET)

I already briefly mentioned that few weeks ago, but now I can confirm that a price increase on Nikon gear is coming to Canada on May 1st, 2015. I do not have any details on what products will be impacted and how big the price increase will be. Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is […] Related posts: Nikon D600 instant savings coming to Canada as well Is the US next for a price increase? Second price increase from Nikon UK now official

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Apr 14, 2015

Nikon speakers schedule at the 2015 NAB show

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 14 2015 - 09:05 PM (CET)

This is the Nikon speakers schedule at the 2015 NAB show: Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: Nikon’s speaker schedule at the 2015 CES show The Nikon booth at the 2015 CES show in Las Vegas Nikon at the 2015 CP+ show

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Nikon warns again of "fraudulently modified" D610, D800E and D4s DSLR cameras

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 14 2015 - 04:43 PM (CET)

In addition to the 2014 service notice regarding "fake" D800E cameras, Nikon issued an update today and also included the D610 and D4s to the list of "fraudulently modified" DSLRs: Nikon has confirmed that fraudulently modified and imitation products have been received by Nikon Service Centres for repair. It seems that these fraudulently modified and imitation […] Related posts: Apparently there are fake Nikon D800E cameras out there Rumor: Nikon preparing to announce new D5300 and D610 DSLR cameras Nikon D610 to start shipping in 2 days, qualifies for the current instant rebates plus a new $300 savings on the D800E

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Apr 13, 2015

CW Sonderoptic announced new Leica M-PL mount converter

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 13 2015 - 06:51 PM (CET)

At the 2015 NAB show CW Sonderoptic announced new Leica M-PL mount converter. Additional information: Announcing the Leica M PL Mount from CW Sonderoptic with an NAB Show Special CW Sonderoptic GmbH announces its latest Leica-branded cine product, the Leica M PL Mount. This new camera accessory works with existing Leica M (Typ 240) and […] Related posts: SLR Magic HyperPrime 50mm f/0.95 M-mount lens price announced SLR Magic HyperPrime 50mm f/0.95 lens with Leica M mount announced A new Zeiss Distagon 35/1.4 ZM lens (Leica M mount) to be announced for Photokina

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Apr 10, 2015

2015 Leica Oskar Barnack Award best entries selected

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 10 2015 - 07:26 PM (CET)

The 2015 Leica Oskar Barnack competition is now closed. A total of 1689 entries were received. You can see the 50 best entries for the main Oskar Barnack Award and the 20 best entries in the category Newcomer Award at leica-oskar-barnack-award.com. The winners will be announced in June, 2015. Posted by LeicaRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and […] Related posts: Record number of entries for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2012 Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2015: cash prize for the winner has been raised to 25,000 Euros Record number of entries for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2011

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Apr 8, 2015

"The Leica M Photographer" book giveaway

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 08 2015 - 02:59 AM (CET)

Rocky Nook has published a new book "The Leica M Photographer" by Bertram Solcher. You can see the table of content and few sample pages on rockynook.com. The book is currently available for pre-order on Amazon, but I will be giving away a copy to one lucky LeicaRumors reader. This giveaway is open to anyone and is […] Related posts:

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Apr 7, 2015

Large batch of used Leica cameras and lenses now available at the Leica Store in San Francisco

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 07 2015 - 03:40 AM (CET)

The Leica Store in San Francisco uploaded close to 200 used Leica items to their online store, including two Hermes MP sets, a M7 Titanium set, many Leica M lenses, and few rare Leica R lenses. Here are the direct links by categories: Leica M Leica R Leica screwmount Leica compacts The full list of available used Leica […] Related posts: Leica Store San Francisco to open on June 30th Leica Store San Francisco coming this summer Leica Store San Francisco grand opening

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Apr 4, 2015

Lenny Kravitz gallery exhibition opening at the Leica store LA (video)

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

View image | gettyimages.com Here is a video of the gallery exhibition opening, launch of the new book "Flash" and introduction of the Leica M-P "Correspondent"special limited edition camera by Lenny Kravitz for Kravitz Design at the Leica store LA: Posted by LeicaRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. […] Related posts: This is the rumored Leica M-P (Typ 240) Lenny Kravitz limited edition camera Leica M-P Lenny Kravitz "Correspondent" limited edition camera gets the white glove treatment Leica M-P (Typ 240) Lenny Kravitz limited edition camera spotted on Instagram

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Apr 2, 2015

Komaru titanium soft releases for Leica

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 02 2015 - 06:09 PM (CET)

Komaru titanium soft releases (raw or matte) for Leica cameras are now available for sale at the Leica Store Miami. Here is the product description: Don't forget that the aim of a soft release is to enhance precision and stability at release, sometimes gaining more than one aperture stop. Up until now, soft release buttons were either […] Related posts: New: Komaru titanium soft release New soft releases for Leica M cameras from HRR Match Technical has new designs for their latest “O” series soft releases buttons

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Apr 1, 2015

Leica Virgin (Typ 1000) camera

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 01 2015 - 04:36 PM (CET)

This just in from LFI magazine: Today, Leica Camera AG have announced a revolutionary new camera model: the Leica Virgin. At the heart of the innovative new concept is the unprecedented design of the viewfinder, which always displays the exact image you would achieve with a lens of any given focal length. The viewfinder enables […] Related posts: Leica S-E medium format camera announced Closer look at Leitz Park, the future headquarter of Leica Camera AG in Wetzlar Updated video rendering of the new Leitz Park (Leica Camera AG headquarters in Wetzlar)

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Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for March 2015

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 01 2015 - 03:48 AM (CET)

         These are the top 10 most visited LeicaRumors posts for March 2015: It's official: Oliver Kaltner is the new Leica Camera CEO Blackstone is not happy with Leica Surprise: Leica M Edition 60 is still available six months after announcement New Leica Q Typ 116 camera Leica C, M Kumamon limited edition cameras announced […] Related posts: Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for February 2015 Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for January 2015 Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for March 2014

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Mar 31, 2015

Adobe Lightroom video tutorial for processing Leica M Monochrom images

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Mar 31 2015 - 06:23 PM (CET)

Some video tutorials on how to process the images from the Leica M Monochrom camera in Adobe Lightroom: Topaz Labs is now running a promotion on their B&W Effects plugin: $20 off the original price of $59.99 when you use coupon code MARBW. Some example of Topaz B&W Effects can be found here. Posted by LeicaRumors.com This RSS […] Related posts: Leica M9, X1 owners can now download Adobe Lightroom 3 Adobe Lightroom 5 now comes with all Leica S, M, X, V and D-Lux cameras Topaz Labs deal for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

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Mar 30, 2015

Short documentary on the Leica brand

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Mar 30 2015 - 08:19 PM (CET)

Magazine B released this short documentary on the Leica brand: 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: “Let Us Roam” is a short film series about skateboarding presented by Leica Camera The History of Leica documentary (in German) The History of Leica documentary now available on YouTube

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Leica? discounts to be extended till April 30th

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Mar 30 2015 - 05:16 PM (CET)

All ongoing Leica M camera and lens discounts will be extended till April 30th, 2015: $750 off Leica M 240 & M Monochrom cameras Amazon Adorama B&H Leica Store Miami Leica Store San Francisco PopFlash $250 off Leica M lenses* Amazon Adorama B&H Leica Store Miami Leica Store San Francisco PopFlash * Except the new Summarit […] Related posts: Reminder: ?Leica? M 240, Monochrom and lens discounts will expire on March 31st Leica Store San Francisco to open on June 30th Black chrome finish versions of the Leica Summicron 35mm f/2 ASPH and Summilux 50mm f/1.4 ASPH lenses announced

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Mar 28, 2015

New book: Photographer's guide to the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Mar 28 2015 - 12:41 AM (CET)

New book: Photographer's guide to the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109). Additional information: With the release of Photographer's Guide to the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109), by Alexander White, White Knight Press provides a complete guide to the use of this advanced compact camera. The 242-page book shows beginning and intermediate photographers how to capture excellent images […] Related posts: New: Photographer’s Guide to the Leica D-Lux 6 book “Photographer’s guide to the Leica D-Lux 5″ book released

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Mar 2, 2015

Full UK and Ireland Availability for Panasonic LUMIX CM1

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

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

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Feb 23, 2015

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

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

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

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Feb 4, 2015

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

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

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

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Jan 29, 2015

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

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

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

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Jan 28, 2015

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

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

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

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Introducing the new Portable Battery or Mains Studio Flash from Phottix

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jan 27, 2015

Sony World Photography Awards launch new mobile phone award for 2015

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

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

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Nov 19, 2014

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

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

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

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Nov 13, 2014

Kingston Digital lets users capture the action with double the memory

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

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

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Nov 11, 2014

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

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

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

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Nov 6, 2014

Last chance for photographers to #RePicture the world

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

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

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Digital Film Tools Releases Composite Suite Pro 2.0 and zMatte 4.0

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

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

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HDRsoft releases Photomatix Essentials 4

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

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

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Mar 19, 2014

Taking hip shots at HIPA

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

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

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Sep 19, 2013

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

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

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

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Dec 30, 2012

Nikon Coolpix S800c Android camera reviewed -- my final review!

Source/Copyright: Digital Camera Resource Page at Dec 30 2012 - 11:00 PM (CET)

I've posted my review of the Nikon Coolpix S800c, a compact ultra zoom powered by the Android operating system.

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Dec 27, 2012

Coolpix S800c gallery update

Source/Copyright: Digital Camera Resource Page at Dec 27 2012 - 11:00 PM (CET)

I've added a few more photos to the Nikon Coolpix S800c gallery. I'm hoping to get everything finished by Monday, assuming that I can figure out how to capture the menus and screens on this Android-based camera!

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Dec 17, 2012

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

Source/Copyright: Digital Camera Resource Page at Dec 17 2012 - 06:00 AM (CET)

Fifteen years ago I created the Digital Camera Resource Page with the goal of helping regular people find the right camera for their needs. The site started off slow, but soon the camera market picked up, and things took off. At the peak of the digital camera revolution, three million people per month were visiting the DCRP.

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Dec 13, 2012

Canon PowerShot SX50 reviewed

Source/Copyright: Digital Camera Resource Page at Dec 13 2012 - 01:00 AM (CET)

I've posted my review of the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS, a super zoom camera with a whopping 50X zoom lens! Don't forget your tripod!

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Dec 10, 2012

Canon PowerShot SX50 gallery posted

Source/Copyright: Digital Camera Resource Page at Dec 10 2012 - 06:00 AM (CET)

I've posted the gallery for the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS super zoom camera. The review should be finished in the next day or two!

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Dec 1, 2012

Nikon Coolpix P7700 review posted

Source/Copyright: Digital Camera Resource Page at Dec 01 2012 - 06:00 AM (CET)

It took forever, but I finally managed to finish my review of the Nikon Coolpix P7700. Read the review to find out how Nikon's flagship compact camera performed!

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Nov 29, 2012

Happy 15th anniversary DCRP!

Source/Copyright: Digital Camera Resource Page at Nov 29 2012 - 06:00 AM (CET)

I'm a bit late (thank you never-ending cough), but I wanted to mention that Thanksgiving weekend marked the fifteenth anniversary of the Digital Camera Resource Page. 2012 has been another difficult year, but I'm still at it. Thanks to each and every one of our readers for your support over all these years!

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Nov 15, 2012

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

Source/Copyright: Digital Camera Resource Page at Nov 15 2012 - 06:00 PM (CET)

Olympus has introduced a compact F1.8, 17 mm M. Zuiko lens for their Micro Four Thirds cameras. This lens has Olympus' ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low reflection optical coating) to reduce flare, and it's movie and still compatible (MSC) for fast and quiet focusing when you're recording movies. It has an all-metal body and a snapshot focus mechanism with a distance indicator. You'll be able to pick up one for yourself next month for $499.

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Nov 12, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Camera now available in the U.S.

Source/Copyright: Digital Camera Resource Page at Nov 12 2012 - 06:00 PM (CET)

Remember the Samsung Galaxy Camera from back in August? This compact, Android-powered super zoom will finally be available in the USA later this week, exclusively through AT&T. The Galaxy Camera runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and sports a 21X optical zoom lens, 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor, 4.8" Super Clear LCD, tons of point-and-shoot features, and Full HD video recording. It's priced at a hefty $499, and you will need a data plan in order to use AT&T's 4G network. There are a few more details in the press release after the break.

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Sep 13, 2012

Nikon's D600 - FX goes Prosumer

Source/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Sep 13 2012 - 06:00 AM (CET)

Nikon announced the D600 at 5am today, confirming rumours which were beaten only by Apple’s iPhone 5 leaks for accuracy. The 24Mp entrant seems to be part of ‘full-frame fever’ undoubtedly driven by Sony’s CMOS sensor development, pricing and more crucially, packaging the definitive 35mm format to appeal to mainstream consumers. Despite a D3X matching […]

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Sep 5, 2012

Cameracraft magazine

Source/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Sep 05 2012 - 11:18 PM (CET)

One year ago we took the difficult decision to end the publication of Photoworld, though Photoclubalpha continues as an active and well supported site. dPhotoexpert, though a quiet site by comparison, was originally intended to be the companion website for a magazine called dPhotoexpert for which we did designs and content plans. But then along came […]

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Apr 15, 2012

Nikon D4 and Canon 5D MkIII video test clip

Source/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Apr 15 2012 - 11:58 PM (CET)

These short clips are not intended to test all aspects of the cameras, of course. They are taken from a number of tests made with the cameras, and show some reasonable comparisons of quality.

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Feb 27, 2012

41Mp compact - from Nokia!

Source/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Feb 27 2012 - 09:35 PM (CET)

Once, Nokia were the largest camera manufacturer in the world. Pioneering the combined camera and smartphone market with for the time, sophisticated Symbian-based phones with Zeiss lenses. Such a short time ago, relatively, is an epoch in the technology industry and Android, combined with the sales success of Apple’s iPhone, has eroded the early gains […]

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Nov 17, 2011

Channel Islands VAT dodge to end in 2012

Source/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Nov 17 2011 - 04:57 PM (CET)

The story below may not seem very important to photographers, but actually, it affects suppliers including 7DayShop, MyMemory, and indeed all the digital and photo processing companies who have used the Channel Islands VAT loopholes. —————————————————- The group of retailers campaigning against an industrial-scale offshore VAT avoidance scheme that has destroyed scores of viable, job-creating […]

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Oct 5, 2011

Master Photography Awards - merits video

Source/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Oct 05 2011 - 12:36 PM (CET)

You can now watch a low resolution, 33-minute video of the original HD1080p movie slide show produced from all the 550-plus merits awarded for the 2011 Master Photography Awards. From these merits, the Awards of Excellence and the category winners, the International Master Photographer of the Year, the UK/European/World Portfolio winners, and the UK and […]

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Aug 15, 2011

EISA Awards 2011-2012

Source/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Aug 15 2011 - 12:18 PM (CET)

So far three photographic products have been announced for EISA Awards – as announcements continue to come in, we’ll update this post. European Advanced SLR Camera of the Year 2011-2012 Nikon’s D7000 has fought off some extremely stiff competition, including the Pentax K-5 and Sony 16.2Mp models for this prestigious award. The judges’ statement hints […]

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Jul 20, 2011

Mapping the planes

Source/Copyright: dPhotoexpert at Jul 20 2011 - 01:18 PM (CET)

Samsung has a patent and a plan for using two lenses with triangulation (image offset) depth detection between two images in what is roughly a stereo pair. Here’s a link: http://www.photographybay.com/2011/07/19/samsung-working-on-dslr-like-bokeh-for-compact-cameras/ Pentax also have a system on the new Q range which takes more than one exposure, changes the focus point between them, and uses […]

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Apr 28, 2008

Mark Hamburg’s Going Away Party

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

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

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May 31, 2007

About Camera Raw 4.1

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

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

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Dec 14, 2006

Photoshop CS3 Beta Q&A

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

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

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Feb 9, 2006

Calgary Wedding Photography

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

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

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Jan 9, 2006

Adobe Lightroom FAQ’s

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

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

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Announcing Adobe Lightroom

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

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

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The Shadowland/Lightroom Development Story

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

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

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Apr 17, 2005

Nikin Encrypts D2X White Balance Meta Data

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

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

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