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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 17, 2014

More Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Real-World Sample Pics (dpreview)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 17 2014 - 11:48 PM (CET)

Dpreview published a set of 41 real-world sample pics shot with the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens. Interestingly, the Sigma was used with a (yes, not Mark III). Seems weird to me considering the exceptional optical performance of the Sigma. The hot news of the day is DxOMark’s test of the Sigma 50mm […] The post More Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Real-World Sample Pics (dpreview) appeared first on CanonWatch.

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1991 Nikon-Kodak hack was first DSLR in space

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 17 2014 - 11:35 PM (CET)

What was the first digital camera in space? It turns out in 1991 NASA sent a modified Nikon F3 with small Kodak CCD sensor and external processing unit on a shuttle mission. Called the Hawkeye II, this system used a RS-232 serial port to connect to its external gear. Kodak would use this platform as the basis for the DCS system, the first commercially available digital camera. Learn more

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Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera now shipping

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 17 2014 - 09:48 PM (CET)

The Nikon 1 V3 camera started shipping today worldwide (Amazon may still have some in stock). I can also confirm that B&H added a free Nikon FT1 adapter to existing Nikon 1 V3 camera pre-orders: Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and […] Related posts: Nikon D4s camera now shipping, limited in stock availability Nikon 1 V1 and J1 mirrorless cameras now shipping Nikon 1 V3 manual available online, camera to start shipping in 3 days with a free FT1 adapter

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DxOMark Confirms Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Performs Very Close To Zeiss 55mm f/1.4

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 17 2014 - 05:57 PM (CET)

With all this hype about Sigma’s new 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM “Art” lens, it’s fine to see that also DxOMark confirms the exceptional optical properties of this lens, and that it can hold up to the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 – a lens you have to pay $4,000. And now compare that to the $949 […] The post DxOMark Confirms Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Performs Very Close To Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 appeared first on CanonWatch.

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First looks at the Samyang/Rokinon 12mm f2.0

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Apr 17 2014 - 05:45 PM (CET)

AmazonUS / BHphoto - Rokinon 12mm f2.0 for X-Mount - a first look at aps-photo: “Is this a replacement for the Fuji lenses? No I don't think so, it might be a nice addition or if you are on a budget it might be a good lens to get. It is really hard to beat […] The post First looks at the Samyang/Rokinon 12mm f2.0 appeared first on Fuji Rumors.

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Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lab test report

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 17 2014 - 05:00 PM (CET)

The Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' is a fast normal prime for full frame cameras, with an unusually complex optical design. Its premium price tag of $950 / £850 makes it substantially more expensive than either its predecessor, or Canon and Nikon's 50mm F1.4 lenses. However Sigma's recent high-end offerings such as the 35mm F1.4 DG HSM and 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM have been truly excellent, so how does the new 50mm measure up? See the lens test data and our analysis

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Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' real-world samples gallery

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 17 2014 - 05:00 PM (CET)

The 50mm F1.4 DG HSM is Sigma's latest fast normal prime for full-frame cameras, and one of the most hotly-anticipated lenses of the year. But how does it perform in real-world use?  We've been using the lens for a couple of days, and put together a gallery of samples. We've concentrated on large-aperture shots to show sharpness and bokeh, but have also included several taken at smaller apertures. See photos

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Deal: Canon Rebel T3 (EOS 1100D) – $295

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 17 2014 - 04:59 PM (CET)

  Want a full-featured Canon DSLR for a steal? eBay seller allnewshop (99.4% positive ratings) has the Canon Rebel T3 . Free shipping. Limited stock. The post Deal: Canon Rebel T3 (EOS 1100D) – $295 appeared first on CanonWatch.

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Canon Powershot G1 X Mark II First Impression Review (DPreview)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 17 2014 - 02:35 PM (CET)

DPreview posted a first impression review of the Canon Powershot G1 X Mark II. The review isn’t entirely positive, have a look in the “shooting experience” section of the review. Among other notes, the reviewer writes: The camera can certainly be held with one hand, though I preferred the more solid feel of the ‘custom […] The post Canon Powershot G1 X Mark II First Impression Review (DPreview) appeared first on CanonWatch.

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Alternative Tripod Mount Socket For Canon Tele-Zooms (200-400mm, 400mm, 500mm, 600mm)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 17 2014 - 12:31 PM (CET)

Above: Canon original tripod mount – Below: Berlebach’s tripod mount (image courtesy of photoscala.de) German manufacturer Berlebach offers an alternative tripod mount socket for Canon’s EF 200-400 f/4 , EF 400mm f/2.8 , EF 500mm f/4 , and EF 600mm f/4  lenses. Berlebach’s tripod mount is more compact than the original one and should also reduce […] The post Alternative Tripod Mount Socket For Canon Tele-Zooms (200-400mm, 400mm, 500mm, 600mm) appeared first on CanonWatch.

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Eyefi announces photo sharing cloud service

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 17 2014 - 11:01 AM (CET)

The maker of popular Wi-Fi SD cards has launched Eyefi Cloud, a private photo-centric cloud service that makes photos instantly available on a smartphone, tablet, PC or smart TV. Once users send images from their camera to mobile device using the Eyefi Mobi SD memory card and updated iOS and Android Eyefi apps, images can now be transferred to Eyefi Cloud for viewing on any browser-enabled device. Learn more

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Behind the scenes: Small lighting, big results with Joe McNally

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 17 2014 - 10:00 AM (CET)

Nikon's latest in a series of behind the scenes videos features photographer Joe McNally. An off-camera lighting wizard, McNally shares some useful tips from three different flash scenarios. No diffusion panel? No worries, McNally explains you can get the same results by placing a bed sheet between the flash and the subject. And as natural light began flowing through his studio, like any good photographer, McNally moved his model to make some pictures — without flash, this time. See video

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MHG-XT pre-orders at AmazonUS + X100/S firmware coming on April 22 + TCL-X100 in May for $350

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Apr 17 2014 - 09:28 AM (CET)

After BHphoto, you can now pre-order the Fujifilm X-T1 metal hand grip also at AmazonUS and Adorama. _ _ _ In the Japanese press-release (translation) of the TCL-X100 we can find some more information about the TCL-X100 teleconversion lens for the Fujifilm X100/S (thanks Antoine B.). “The latest firmware can be downloaded from the website […] The post MHG-XT pre-orders at AmazonUS + X100/S firmware coming on April 22 + TCL-X100 in May for $350 appeared first on Fuji Rumors.

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Call for entries: Getty Images grants

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 17 2014 - 09:00 AM (CET)

Getty Images has announced a call for entries for its Getty Grants, a series of photographic grants for editorial and portrait photographers totaling $130,000 (~£77,737). To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its grant program, Getty Images is offering six prizes for editorial photography, three creative grants for non-profits and individual photographers, and one for portrait photographers. Learn more

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100 years of Leica photograhy

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 17 2014 - 06:15 AM (CET)

This year Leica Camera celebrates 100 years of Leica photography. We have already seen the 100 years special edition Leica S and Leica D-Lux 6 cameras and I just reported on the upcoming Valbray-Leica watch. There will be also at least one more special edition film camera that will be announced later this year (probably for […] Related posts: New: Leica D-Lux 6 100 years edition camera 100 years Leica: the new Valbray EL1 chrono timepiece to be revealed on May 23rd Leica S 100 years edition anniversary set now listed at B&H

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The Kodak Hawkeye II / Nikon F3 was one of the first electronic stills cameras used by NASA in space

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 17 2014 - 03:49 AM (CET)

Here's a video that shows footage of the very first electronic stills camera used by NASA in space during the last months of 1991, the Kodak Hawkeye II. Using a standard Nikon F3 body; the system was the forerunner to the Kodak Professional DCS-DC3, the world's first professional digital SLR camera system: For more information  about […] Related posts: Interview with Kodak’s lead engineer on the early Nikon-based Kodak DCS cameras After Nikon did the research, Kodak announced Aromatography More on the white housing NASA uses on their Nikon cameras *UPDATED*

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100 years Leica: the new Valbray EL1 chrono timepiece to be revealed on May 23rd

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 17 2014 - 03:23 AM (CET)

Watchik.com published some additional information on the upcoming 100 years Leica timepiece from Valbray: Valbray is delighted to reveal its new thrilling project : a partnership with the legendary brand, Leica Camera! On the occasion of the 100 years anniversary of Leica photography, Valbray & Leica have created an exclusive timepiece, the EL1 Chrono... In […] Related posts: The Swiss watchmaker Valbray to announce a new 100 years Leica timepiece New: Leica D-Lux 6 100 years edition camera Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for March 2014

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Another Canon Patent For A 24-70mm f/2.8 Image-Stabilized Lens

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 17 2014 - 01:01 AM (CET)

Egami (translated) spotted a Canon patent for a 24-70mm f/2.8 IS lens. This is the fourth time I am posting about such a patent (the other patents: 1 | 2 | 3). Patent Publication No. 2014-52413,2014-52445 Publication date 2014.3.20 Filing date 2012.9.5 Example 1 Zoom ratio 2.75 Focal length f = 24.7-35.21-68mm Fno. 2.9 Half angle […] The post Another Canon Patent For A 24-70mm f/2.8 Image-Stabilized Lens appeared first on CanonWatch.

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Apr 16, 2014

Canon G1 X Mark II First Impressions Review

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 16 2014 - 09:30 PM (CET)

Canon's PowerShot G1 X Mark II is an intriguing update. It keeps the 1.5"-type sensor from its predecessor, but adds a faster processor, longer and brighter lens, tilting LCD, dual control rings and has Wi-Fi with NFC. The big change for 2014 is no more optical viewfinder. Our first impressions review covers the usual aspects of the camera (Controls, Body and Design, etc.), but also has our Shooting Experience report where we talk about it handles in the real-world. Learn more

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New ONA Astoria messenger bag announced

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 16 2014 - 08:36 PM (CET)

ONA announced a new messenger bag Astoria (currently in stock at the Leica store Miami): As the largest messenger bag in our collection, the Astoria camera and laptop messenger bag is designed to accommodate a 13-inch laptop, one or two full-frame cameras, three to five lenses and small personal items. The Astoria is handcrafted with water-resistant […] Related posts: New: ONA Berlin Leica M-System leather camera bag Nauticam announced NA-LX5 underwater housing compatible with Leica D-Lux 5 camera New Angelo Pelle leather half-cases for Leica M 240

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A Cosmic Odyssey – An Astrophotographer’s Journey

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 16 2014 - 05:49 PM (CET)

This amazing time-lapse video was made by Korean astro-photographer Kwon, O Chul. The video was made using Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Mark III . The video was posted in the slrclub forums and was spotted by DicaHub. The video was shot in these locations: Dokdo island. 2013 : the eastern end of Korea Baengnyeongdo island. […] The post A Cosmic Odyssey – An Astrophotographer’s Journey appeared first on CanonWatch.

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Nikon FT1 adapter L firmware update 1.20 released

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 16 2014 - 04:28 PM (CET)

Nikon released a new L firmware update 1.20 for the FT1 adapter ($209.99) with support for the Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera. Download links: Nikon USA Nikon EU 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: Firmware update 1.10 prepares the Nikon 1 J1 and V1 cameras for the FT1 adapter Nikon 1 AW1 firmware update A1.01 and B1.00 released Nikon Distortion Control Data firmware update 1.009 released

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DPNow.com Picture of the Day, Wednesday 16th April, 2014

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Apr 16 2014 - 03:43 PM (CET)

Baby and Daddy feet, by aif75 Click on the picture to find out more about the photographer and how the picture was taken. DPNow.com #POTD for Wednesday is a touching composition entirely of feet! If you would like the prospect of being chosen to featured on the DPNow POTD, register on our discussion forum, netting free gallery space, and the rest is up to you! And you can help us decide who gets featured in future by nominating your favourites from the DPNow gallery.

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TCL-X100 Sample Images online

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Apr 16 2014 - 03:10 PM (CET)

The first images taken with the TCL-X100 for X100/S are online at Fuji’s site here. The TCL-X100 is listed at BHphoto (Click here) Also announced today, new accessories: the MHG-XT Metal Hand Grip for X-T1 which is also on preorder at BHphoto (Click here). The GB-001 Grip strap, the X-T1 Extended eyecup EC-XT and the […] The post TCL-X100 Sample Images online appeared first on Fuji Rumors.

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DPNow.com Picture of the Day, Tuesday 15th April, 2014

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Apr 16 2014 - 02:18 PM (CET)

Punk Bluetit, by Ardvorlich Click on the picture to find out more about the photographer and how the picture was taken. DPNow.com #POTD on this Tuesday is, yes, a punk bluetit. You've seen everything now! If you would like the prospect of being chosen to featured on the DPNow POTD, register on our discussion forum, netting free gallery space, and the rest is up to you! And you can help us decide who gets featured in future by nominating your favourites from the DPNow gallery.

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Canon Powershot G1 X Mark II DxOMarked (and it doesn’t shine)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 16 2014 - 01:52 PM (CET)

The Canon Powershot G1 X Mark II (price & specs) got tested by DxOMark, and as usual the sensor score is below the competitors. I know many people doesn’t hold much trust in DxOMark’s sensor scores. It is also my opinion that it doesn’t say much about real world performance of a sensor. On the other […] The post Canon Powershot G1 X Mark II DxOMarked (and it doesn’t shine) appeared first on CanonWatch.

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DPNow.com Picture of the Day, Monday 14th April, 2014

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Apr 16 2014 - 01:46 PM (CET)

Secretary Mugshot, by Wild Images Click on the picture to find out more about the photographer and how the picture was taken. Kicking off the new week on the DPNow.com #POTD is stunning close-up of a Secretary Bird photographed in its natural environment in South Africa. If you would like the prospect of being chosen to featured on the DPNow POTD, register on our discussion forum, netting free gallery space, and the rest is up to you! And you can help us decide who gets featured in future by nominating your favourites from the DPNow gallery.

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Fujifilm X-T1 body in stock at AmazonUS, and with the 18-55 kit lens at Pictureline

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Apr 16 2014 - 01:36 PM (CET)

Now also AmazonUS has the X-T1 body in stock (after BHphoto and Adorama). At the moment you can find the Fujifilm X-T1 with the XF 18-55 kit lens in stock at Pictureline. . The post Fujifilm X-T1 body in stock at AmazonUS, and with the 18-55 kit lens at Pictureline appeared first on Fuji Rumors.

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DPNow.com Picture of the Day, Friday 11th April, 2014

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Apr 16 2014 - 01:28 PM (CET)

Morgan Waiting, by inmotionfotos Click on the picture to find out more about the photographer and how the picture was taken. Our final #POTD on DPNow.com for this week - a variation on that famous 'pebbles' poster photo? If you would like the prospect of being chosen to featured on the DPNow POTD, register on our discussion forum, netting free gallery space, and the rest is up to you! And you can help us decide who gets featured in future by nominating your favourites from the DPNow gallery.

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DPNow.com Picture of the Day, Thursday 10th April, 2014

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Apr 16 2014 - 01:09 PM (CET)

Morgan Waiting, by inmotionfotos Click on the picture to find out more about the photographer and how the picture was taken. On Thursday with DPNow.com #POTD - a beautiful and relaxed bride, delightful! If you would like the prospect of being chosen to featured on the DPNow POTD, register on our discussion forum, netting free gallery space, and the rest is up to you! And you can help us decide who gets featured in future by nominating your favourites from the DPNow gallery.

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Fujifilm launches new accessories for the FUJIFILM X-T1

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Apr 16 2014 - 11:47 AM (CET)

Small grip Fujifilm is pleased to announce the launch of a series of new accessories for its premium mirrorless X-T1 camera; two handgrips, a grip strap, an extended eyecup, and a coverkit for its sync terminal, hot shoe and vertical battery grip terminal.

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Fujifilm launches new tele-conversion lens for the X100/X100S

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Apr 16 2014 - 11:30 AM (CET)

Fujifilm is pleased to announce the launch of the TCL-X100, a tele-conversion lens designed specifically for the Fujifilm X100 and X100S cameras. The lens attaches directly onto the camera and increases picture taking versatility by multiplying the fixed focal length by approx. 1.4x, converting it from 23mm (35mm in 35mm equivalent) to a 33mm fixed focal length (50mm in 35mm equivalent).

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Canon Announces White EOS 100D (Rebel SL1) and EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens For the UK

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 16 2014 - 08:14 AM (CET)

Canon released the white Rebel SL1/EOS 100D with white 18-55mm IS STM lens for the European market. Availability from May 2014 and a price around £499/EUR599. Canon press release: Canon unveils white editions of EOS 100D and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens United Kingdom, 16 April 2014 - Canon today introduces a new white edition […] The post Canon Announces White EOS 100D (Rebel SL1) and EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens For the UK appeared first on CanonWatch.

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Announced: Tele-conversion lens for the Fujifilm X100/X100S + New Accessories for the FUJIFILM X-T1

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Apr 16 2014 - 07:51 AM (CET)

Long rumored and finally announced: the Tele-conversion lens for the Fujifilm X100/100S. Read the official announcement of the TCL-X100 at Fuji’s website here. It’s listed at BHphoto (Click here). They also announced the MHG-XT Metal Hand Grip for X-T1 which is also on preorder at BHphoto (Click here). TheGB-001 Grip strap, the X-T1 Extended eyecup […] The post Announced: Tele-conversion lens for the Fujifilm X100/X100S + New Accessories for the FUJIFILM X-T1 appeared first on Fuji Rumors.

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Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 16 2014 - 07:00 AM (CET)

Fujifilm has formally announced the TCL-X100, a 1.4x teleconverter for the X100 and X100S that was first shown at CP+ back in February. The converter brings the focal length up to 33mm (50mm equiv.) and features an HT-EBC coating to reduce flare. Owners of the X100 and X100S will need to update their firmware in order to take advantage of the TCL-X100. The teleconverter will be available this May in your choice of black or silver for $349.99.

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Fuji adds grips, grip strap, and extended eye-cup accessories for X-T1

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 16 2014 - 07:09 AM (CET)

Fujifilm UK has announced a host of accessories for its X-T1 mirrorless cameras. These include two extra accessory grips for the X-T1, which build on the features offered by the MHG-style grips already available for the X-series cameras. The MHG-XT Small and Large offer a choice grip sizes and include integrated Arca-Swiss compatible flanges, as well as full-time access to the battery port. Other accessories include a deeper viewfinder eye-cup and a handgrip-style strap that's compatible across the X-mount range. Pricing and availability dates have not yet been announced.

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Google applies for contact lens camera patent

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 16 2014 - 04:00 AM (CET)

If you are the kind of person who gets uncomfortable at the thought of somebody recording you on Google Glass, the search company's latest patent application will probably make you feel even more uneasy. In January Google announced its smart contact lens project and now has filed a patent application for a micro camera module to go with the smart lenses. Learn more

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Sony releases update for QX10 and QX100 lens modules

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 16 2014 - 03:00 AM (CET)

Sony has released a firmware update for its QX10 and QX100 camera modules that bring a couple of improvements. The shutter button can now be used to pre-focus with a half-press which allows you to focus and recompose with the QX modules just like you would do with any digital camera. Learn more

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Apr 15, 2014

Canon Rebel T5/EOS 1200D Technical Report (Canon Camera Museum)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at Apr 15 2014 - 11:55 PM (CET)

The Canon Camera Museum published a technical report about the Rebel T5 (EOS 1200D in Europe). The article’s index: Development objectives Advanced digital functions for fine detail and top picture quality Upgraded core camera functions Enhanced image creation functions Live View shooting functions Improved movie shooting functions Same rich playback functions and photobook options as […] The post Canon Rebel T5/EOS 1200D Technical Report (Canon Camera Museum) appeared first on CanonWatch.

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Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 15 2014 - 11:00 PM (CET)

We all know the situation just too well. You're out shooting with your DSLR or mirrorless camera when you decide to swap lenses and have no idea where you've put the lens cap for the lens that's mounted on your camera body. Usually it's in the very last place you look for it. In the worst case scenario you never find it at all. Two Canadian designers have a solution to this problem. Learn more

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X-T1: Travel, Action, Mud… and the Fujifilm X-T1 (+ Yashica 50mm 1.7)

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Apr 15 2014 - 08:39 PM (CET)

image courtesy: f8photography Fujifilm X-T1 The Fujifilm X-T1 body is in stock at Adorama here and at Pictureline here. The Travel - British Pro-Photographer Gary Tyson traveled for three weeks through three different countries (Cambodia, Korea and Hong Kong) with his X-T1. And here is non technical and nice real life review of the X-T1, the […] The post X-T1: Travel, Action, Mud… and the Fujifilm X-T1 (+ Yashica 50mm 1.7) appeared first on Fuji Rumors.

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Compact smartphone shootout: Sony vs HTC vs Samsung

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 15 2014 - 05:06 PM (CET)

Most manufacturers of Android devices have designed smaller versions of their flagship smartphones to cater to those user who prefer more pocketable devices. In this shootout we pit three of those models against each other: the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, HTC One Mini and Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. Learn more

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Nikon Capture NX 2.4.7 released

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 15 2014 - 03:48 PM (CET)

In addition to the new ViewXN version, Nikon also released Capture NX 2.4.7 ($131.99). Download links: Nikon USA Nikon EU List of Capture NX 2.4.7 updates: Support for RAW images captured with the Nikon 1 V3 and COOLPIX S810C has been added. Support for Windows XP has been eliminated. The following issues have been resolved: Auto distortion […] Related posts: Nikon Capture NX 2.2.7 and Camera Control Pro 2.9.0 are out Nikon Capture NX v2.2.5 now available Capture NX 2.2.8 is out

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“Outstanding Sharpness”: XF 10-24mm review at ephotozine + X-T1 body in stock at Adorama

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Apr 15 2014 - 01:29 PM (CET)

The X-T1 body is now in stock at Adorama. _ _ _ ephotozine completed its technical review of the Fujinon XF 10-24. See the charts, the samples and read more at ephotozine here. “Yet again, Fujifilm has produced an excellent quality lens that should exceed the expectations of even the most discerning photographer. The sharpness […] The post “Outstanding Sharpness”: XF 10-24mm review at ephotozine + X-T1 body in stock at Adorama appeared first on Fuji Rumors.

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Pulitzer Prize 2014 winners announced for photography

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 15 2014 - 09:00 AM (CET)

Two New York Times photographers are honored with Pulitzer Prizes in photojournalism this year. Tyler Hicks takes the award for Breaking News Photography for his work documenting a terrorist attack at a mall in Kenya, and Josh Haner's photos of a Boston Marathon bombing survivor take the top award in Feature Photography. Five finalists also receive recognition for their contributions to photojournalism in 2014. Read more

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Nikon ViewNX 2.9.2 released

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 15 2014 - 04:50 AM (CET)

Nikon released ViewNX 2.9.2 with the support for the latest Nikon 1 V3 and Coolpix S810C cameras. Support for Windows XP has been eliminated. 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 ViewNX 2.7.1 released Nikon Regsweeper released + ViewNX 2 64 bit? Nikon ViewNX, Transfer 1.5.2 released

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Hands on with the Pentax 645Z

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 15 2014 - 03:55 AM (CET)

It's hard to resist the opportunity to play with a new medium format DSLR, so we quickly took up Ricoh's offer to try out its 645Z. While it may look intimidating, the 645Z is surprisingly accessible, with an experience that feels strangely familiar to those who have handled Pentax cameras like the K-3. It's also a bargain by medium format standards, and not a huge step up from full-frame. Learn more about the 645Z.

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Nikon 1 V3 manual available online, camera to start shipping in 3 days with a free FT1 adapter

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 15 2014 - 03:34 AM (CET)

The manual for the Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera is now available for download. An updated B&H listing indicate that the Nikon 1 V3 will come with a free FT1 mount adapter: The new V3 model will start shipping on April 17th: The release dates for the other Nikon 1 accessories can be found here. Posted by […] Related posts: Nikon D610 to start shipping in 2 days, qualifies for the current instant rebates plus a new $300 savings on the D800E Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens (Nikon F Mount) to start shipping in few days Some of the new Nikon lenses will start shipping “in the next few business days”

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Ricoh announces medium-format Pentax 645Z

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 15 2014 - 03:00 AM (CET)

Ricoh has launched the Pentax 645Z, a medium-format camera with a 51.4 megapixel CMOS sensor. Boasting an articulated 3.2-inch LCD, top ISO of 204,800, 3 fps continuous shooting, and 1080/60i video, the 645Z is cold-resistant, dustproof and weather-resistant with 76 weather-seals. It's also compatible with the Pentax FluCard, offering wireless remote control and image sharing from the camera to a smartphone, tablet or computer.

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Apr 14, 2014

Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP 'Bliss'

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 14 2014 - 11:00 PM (CET)

In 2001 Microsoft released the Windows XP operating system and with it an iconic desktop photograph. Referred to as 'Bliss', the lush landscape of rolling grass hills and a crystal-blue sky has, to Microsoft's estimation, been seen by at least a billion people. To celebrate the retiring of the XP operating system, Microsoft tracked down the original photographer and talked to him about the shot. Learn more

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“A Joy to Use”! Fujifilm X-T1 full review at dpreview (Gold Award)

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Apr 14 2014 - 07:30 PM (CET)

Gold Award, what else Once again the Fujifilm X-T1 gained an important award. This time it’s Dpreview (review here) that assigns the Gold Award to the X-T1, saying: “The X-T1 is probably Fujifilm’s best camera to date, offering a compelling combination of intuitive handling, excellent image quality, and one of best electronic viewfinders we’ve seen. […] The post “A Joy to Use”! Fujifilm X-T1 full review at dpreview (Gold Award) appeared first on Fuji Rumors.

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Object of desire? Our Fujifilm X-T1 in-depth review

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 14 2014 - 04:55 PM (CET)

The Fujifilm X-T1 is surely one of the most desirable cameras of the year so far, with its SLR-like styling, huge electronic viewfinder, and wealth of external controls on its compact, weathersealed body. It also promises class-leading autofocus performance, including the ability to track focus on moving subjects -  something that's traditionally eluded this type of camera. But is this enthusiast-oriented mirrorless model really a match for a traditional SLR? Read our in-depth review to find out.

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Confirmed by trusted source: no more X-PRO1S. Focus on the Fujifilm X-PRO2!

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Apr 14 2014 - 01:20 PM (CET)

In the last weeks I’ve shared 2 rumors regarding the X-PRO1 successor: an anonymous source said that no X-Pro1s is on the horizon... all R&D [research and development] is being placed into Fujifilm X-Pro2 for 2015 a new source said that the Fujifilm X-PRO2 will feature a FF sensor The trusted source could NOT confirm […] The post Confirmed by trusted source: no more X-PRO1S. Focus on the Fujifilm X-PRO2! appeared first on Fuji Rumors.

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Past and present: NYC's changing streetscape

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 14 2014 - 10:00 AM (CET)

Ten years ago, James and Karla Murray set out photographing New York City's distinct and varied storefronts. The project was known as Storefront: The Disappearing Face of New York. With ten years passed they revisited the same locations and photographed them again, where over and over one-of-a-kind signage has, in fact, disappeared. Banks and fast food restaurants have sprung up in some places, while others decay behind bars and graffiti. See gallery

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Mary Ellen Mark to receive Sony World Photography award

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 14 2014 - 09:00 AM (CET)

The World Photography Organization has announced that American photographer Mary Ellen Mark is the recipient of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Photography. She has published eighteen books, with her nineteenth available this spring. Mark is known for becoming deeply ingrained in the lives of her subjects, providing a unique view of their lives without making those on the edges of society look inhuman. Learn more

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Apr 13, 2014

More Leica T type 701 mirrorless camera pictures leaked online

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 13 2014 - 11:45 PM (CET)

The Czech website fotoskoda.cz published few new pictures of the upcoming Leica T type 701 aluminum unibody that will be produced in Germany under a new and unique manufacturing process: 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: More on the upcoming Leica T type 701 mirrorless camera, lenses Rumors: Leica T type 701 mirrorless camera to be announced on April 24th New Leica T type 701 mirrorless camera to be announced in April

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Nikon D4s: a hands-on review with comparisons to the D4

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 13 2014 - 07:56 PM (CET)

Nikon D4S: a hands-on review with comparisons to the D4 by Tom Grill (Web | Blog). As aways, click on images for larger view): The lineage of Nikon flagship models, the D3, D3s, D4, and now the D4s, are absolute workhorses, and best of breed at what they do. In the hands of a working pro, this camera […] Related posts: Nikon Df retro elegance – a hands on review by Tom Grill Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4G lens hands-on review Metabones Speed Booster Nikon G lens to Fuji X-mount camera adapter – a hands-on review

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Leaving the DSLR world behind: “Working with the X100S has totally changed my vision of how I see things and shoot them”

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at Apr 13 2014 - 09:02 AM (CET)

Stockografie (Zeiss Touit 50mm + X-T1) FR-reader Daniel shared some images taken with his brand new Zeiss Touit 50mm 1:1 macro lens (mounted on a Fuji X-T1) on the Fujirumors facebook wall here. (The lens should be available in late April and is can be pre-ordered at BHphoto and Adorama.) If you also have some […] The post Leaving the DSLR world behind: “Working with the X100S has totally changed my vision of how I see things and shoot them” appeared first on Fuji Rumors.

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Blood moon eclipse: Night of April 14-15

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 13 2014 - 09:00 AM (CET)

Photographers and astronomy fans in North America are gearing up for a rare meteorological event the night of April 14-15. According to Sky and Telescope magazine, on April 15th, the lunar eclipse will begin around 1:20am ET. While astronomers race to observatories, many photographers will take to the outdoors to capture this unique event. Here are a few tips for those looking to capture a good image of the moon. Learn more

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Apr 12, 2014

Weekly Nikon news flash #259

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 12 2014 - 07:27 PM (CET)

-> The UK pre-orders for the new Nikon 1 J4 camera are now live at Jessops. The camera will not be available for sale in the US, but soon you will be able to purchase one from DigitalRev (they ship to the US). -> A Nikon 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens in mint condition is now listed […] Related posts: Weekly Nikon news flash #232 Weekly Nikon news flash #245 Weekly Nikon news flash #249

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Pricing and availability of the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO (Model B016) lens for Nikon mount

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 12 2014 - 05:21 PM (CET)

Right after Nikon announced the new 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR lens, Tamron published the price and availability of their 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO (Model B016) lens for Nikon mount: Price: $629 (vs. $896.95 for the Nikon version) Shipping will start on April 24 in Japan Quick specifications comparison between the Nikon and Tamron lenses: Model Tamron […] Related posts: Tamron develops new SP AF60mm F/2.0 Di II MACRO 1:1 lens Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens for Nikon mount announced again Two new Tamron lenses with Nikon mount expected: 70-200mm f/2.8 VC USD and 90mm f/2.8 Macro VC USD

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In photos: Taking the lid off America's trash cans

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 12 2014 - 09:00 AM (CET)

On average, Americans send about half of their waste to landfills. Focused on spreading awareness about this issue, The Glad Products Company sponsored award-winning photojournalist Peter Menzel and writer Faith D’Aluisio's project called 'Waste in Focus.' The photo series looks at what eight families around the U.S. are recycling, composting and sending to landfill. See gallery

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Refurbish Nikon D4 on sale for $4,249

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 12 2014 - 12:09 AM (CET)

Ebay (via Roberts Camera) currently has refurbished Nikon D4 cameras for $4,249 with 180 days warranty and free shipping. This is a pretty good deal considering the original D4 price ($5,996.95) and the current D4s price ($6,496.95). FYI: Amazon still has some new D4 cameras in stock for $6,199.00 (via third party reseller). Related posts: Black Friday deals: two old Nikon cameras on sale Refurbished Android based Nikon Coolpix S800c camera on sale Deal of the day: refurbished Nikon D7000 for $549

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Shooting with the Samsung NX30

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 12 2014 - 12:09 AM (CET)

The Samsung NX30's launch got rather drowned-out by the other launches around CES. We've been shooting with it over the past few weeks and have written about our experiences. The NX series boasts a strong range of lenses, one of the more advanced Wi-Fi systems and the innovative i-Function system. What impact do these have on how we used the camera? Learn more 

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Apr 11, 2014

Lensbaby releases 5.8mm F3.5 circular fisheye lens

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 11 2014 - 11:55 PM (CET)

Lensbaby, maker of popular selective focus lenses, has announced a 5.8mm F3.5 circular fisheye lens for Canon and Nikon mounts. With a 185° angle of view, the lens produces a full-circle fisheye image when used with APS-C-sized sensor cameras. The lens also allows you to focus as close as 1/4-inch. Lensbaby is taking pre-orders now. The circular fisheye will sell for $299.95. Learn more

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What The Duck #1238

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 11 2014 - 11:49 PM (CET)

We've come to the end of another week here at dpreview, and as our thoughts drift to weekend shooting opportunities, it's time to take things a little less seriously. Aaron Johnson's comic strip ‘What the Duck’ is just the thing, taking a gently satirical look through the lens of a photographically inclined waterfowl. You can find it published here (and in our newsletter) every week; we hope you enjoy it, and your weekend.

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Tamron gives pricing and availability for 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 superzoom

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 11 2014 - 06:32 PM (CET)

Tamron has announced pricing and availability for its 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro 18.8x superzoom for APS-C SLRs. The lens, which was announced in February, will go on sale in mid-May at a street price of $629. The 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro will offer an unusually wide angle view for its class (24-450mm equivalent), while also allowing close-up shooting with 0.34x magnification. It has an ultrasonic-type autofocus motor, splashproof construction and optical image stabilization. Learn more

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Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 11 2014 - 06:17 PM (CET)

Earlier this week Sony got a lot of attention with its Alpha 7S announcement - a 12MP full-frame mirrorless camera with 4k video capabilities and ISO expandable to 409,600 for stills and video. This sounds impressive, but how does it actually perform? See for yourself as Sony just released a video demonstrating the high ISO performance of the Alpha 7S. Watch video

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Sigma announces 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art pricing and availability

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 11 2014 - 10:01 AM (CET)

Sigma has released pricing and availability information of its new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens. First announced in January at CES, the 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art is a completely new lens, rather than a revision of Sigma's existing 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM. The lens employs the company's Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) system and has 13 elements in eight groups. It will be available for Sigma, Sony, Nikon, and Canon mounts in late April for $949. The UK RRP will be £849.99. Learn more 

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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens now available for pre-order at $949

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 11 2014 - 09:01 AM (CET)

The US price of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens will be $949 (as previously reported). B&H is currently taking pre-orders for the Nikon version. Update: Adorama is now also taking pre-orders. Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens MTF charts: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens design: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens […] Related posts: The new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens is here Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM lens leaked, already listed on Sigma’s website Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art pricing and shipping info

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Lomography launches Russar+ for L39 and M mount cameras

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 11 2014 - 09:00 AM (CET)

Designed by Lomography and manufactured in Russia by Zenit, the Russar+ is an update to the 1958 Russar MR-2 wide-angle lens. The new lens is handmade out of brass and offers a 20mm focal length. It's compatible with L39 and M mount cameras. The lens can also be used on mirrorless systems using adapter mounts. Lomography is taking pre-orders now for $649.00, or £499 in the UK. It is expected to ship in July. Learn more

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Prototype battery fully charges in under 30 seconds

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 11 2014 - 09:00 AM (CET)

While smartphone processing power, screen resolutions and camera performance have all improved significantly over the last few years, one area of development is seemingly standing still. Under heavy use most smartphone batteries still won't make it through the day, and once plugged in, devices take a long time to charge. Faster charging batteries are certainly welcome news to smartphone and tablet users but could also reduce the need for carrying spare batteries on longer photographic excursions. Learn more

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The Leica User Forum charity book 2014 is now available

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 11 2014 - 02:10 AM (CET)

The Leica User Forum Book 2014 is published to raise money for the Association for International Cancer Research and is currently available for purchase on Blurb: "Once again, it gives me great pleasure to present to you another in our series of Leica User Forum Charity Books. This is the third that we have produced […] Related posts: The Leica User Forum Book 2012 is now available The Leica Forum Users book is now available

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Olympus sued for $273 million over accounting scandal

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 11 2014 - 12:30 AM (CET)

Reuters reports six Japanese trust banks have filed a lawsuit against Olympus for ¥27.9bn (around $273 million) in damages relating to the company’s false financial statements. According to the report this is the fifth publicly recognized lawsuit stemming from a 2011 accounting scandal. Olympus said it would set aside ¥17bn ($166.49m) to settle three of those five suits. Learn more

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Apr 10, 2014

Lomography announced new RUSSAR+ 20mm f/5.6 lens for L39/M mounts

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 10 2014 - 09:43 PM (CET)

Today Lomography announced their new 20mm f/5.6 RUSSAR+ ART lens for L39 and M mounts. This lens is a rebirth of the legendary 1958 Russar MR-2, the mother of all modern non-SLR super wide-angle lenses. The lens is designed by Lomography and manufactured in Russia by Zenit. The Russar+ is compatible with all L39/M mount analogue and digital cameras. […] Related posts: New MS Super Triplet Perar 3.5/35 Mark II lens announced Leica Elmarit-S 30mm f/2.8 ASPH wide angle lens announced The new Leica SUPER-ELMAR-S 24 mm f/3.5 ASPH lens

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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art pricing and shipping info

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 10 2014 - 08:57 PM (CET)

The pricing of the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens will officially be announced tonight, but rumors already point to a $1,000 price tag (maybe even in the $900 range in the US). Shipping will start on April 25 for the Canon version, the Nikon mount will be released later.  The first 50mm Art review from […] Related posts: Carl Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1,4/55 ZF.2 and Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM A lenses tested at DxOmark Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras pricing now available! The new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens is here

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Fully loaded: Pentax K-3 review

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 10 2014 - 05:56 PM (CET)

Pentax cameras have always been innovative, and Ricoh has upped the ante with the K-3. Its image stabilization system not only reduces shake, but it can also simulate an anti-aliasing filter. The K-3 marks the latest evolution of one of the best-handling DSLRs in its class. It features a new autofocus system, 24 megapixel CMOS sensor, 8.3 fps continuous shooting, and USB 3.0 support. Has Ricoh put together a top-notch DSLR in the K-3? Read our review to find out

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Nikon 1 J4, Coolpix S810c cameras and Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR lens officially announced

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 10 2014 - 06:07 AM (CET)

Nikon officially announced a new Android based Coolpix camera, the new Nikon 1 J4 and the 18-300mm DX lens: Nikon 1 J4:  additional info | sample images | more sample images on flickr (the J4 was not announced in the US) Nikon Coolpix S810c: price: $349.00 | available also in black  | additional info | detailed specs | pre-order Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR […] Related posts: Nikon 1 Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens announced Nikon 1 J4 camera and Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 lens to be announced tonight Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 announced – the fastest lens for Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras

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Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 circular fisheye lens with Nikon mount announced

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 10 2014 - 06:06 AM (CET)

Lensbaby announced a new 5.8mm f/3.5 circular fisheye lens for Nikon mount ($299.95). For additional information including specifications and sample images, visit PhotoRumors. 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: Lensbaby Composer lens review (Nikon mount) New Sunex 5.6mm f/5.6 Super Fisheye lens with Nikon F-mount New Samyang 8mm f/3.5 fisheye lens for Nikon mount

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Nikon 1 J4 sports new sensor, improved AF system, and Wi-Fi

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 10 2014 - 06:01 AM (CET)

Nikon's recently announced flagship V3 1 System camera gave us a look at the latest technology the company has been working on, and many of those features have trickled down to the new, less-expensive J4. The camera features an 18MP CX-format sensor, an improved Hybrid AF system with phase detect points across nearly 100% of the frame, 20 fps burst shooting with continuous AF and, of course, Wi-Fi. Learn more about the Nikon 1 J4.

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Nikon Coolpix S810c with Android continues connectivity trend

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 10 2014 - 06:01 AM (CET)

Nikon introduces the Coolpix S810c, a compact point-and-shoot running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. With a 16 megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor, a 12x (25-300mm equiv.) zoom lens with VR stabilization and built-in Wi-Fi, it replaces the Coolpix S800c. The S810c offers 1080/30p HD video and built-in GPS, both offered in the preceding model, and adds a larger 3.7-inch touch screen LCD with 1.2 million dots of resolution. 

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Nikon debuts lighter 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 to DX lens lineup

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 10 2014 - 06:01 AM (CET)

Nikon has unveiled the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 ED VR (27-450mm equivalent). It doesn't replace the company's existing 18-300mm lens - rather it's 1/3-stop slower at the long end and 30% lighter, weighing 19.4 ounces. The new 18-300mm has Nikon's Vibration Reduction system, which can reduce shake by up to 4 stops. Built with three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements and Nikon's Silent Wave Motor for quieter focusing, the 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 will be available in May for $899.95.

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Nikon adds underwater housing and flash to 1 System

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 10 2014 - 06:02 AM (CET)

For those who want to take a swim with Nikon's latest 1 System mirrorless camera - the J4 - the company is also releasing both an underwater housing and speedlight. The WP-N3 housing lets you take the camera up to 45m underwater and supports several 1 System kit lenses. It also has a port for connecting to a strobe, such as the new SB-N10, which has a maximum depth of 100m and works with the already waterproof AW1, as well.

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Leica S 100 years edition anniversary set now listed at B&H

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 10 2014 - 04:40 AM (CET)

The Leica S 100 years edition anniversary set is now listed at B&H. The kit includes a Leica S type 006 camera, Summarit S 70mm f/2.5 CS, Elmarit 30mm f/2.8 CS lenses and Rimowa Topas Multiwheel Cabin Trolley and costs $34,500.00 (the kit offers approximately $2,000 savings compared to buying everything separately). Posted by LeicaRumors.com This RSS feed […] Related posts: New: Leica S edition 100 years anniversary set LeicaRumors now on Facebook and Twitter Giveaway #4: $150 gift card from BorrowLenses

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Nikon 1 J4 camera and Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 lens to be announced tonight

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 10 2014 - 03:45 AM (CET)

Quick update: the Nikon 1 J4 and the Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G VR ED DX lens are rumored to be announced tonight. There could also be some new Nikon 1 accessories. Stay tuned to detailed coverage in the next few hours. Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way […] Related posts: Nikon 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens announcement tonight A new 18-300mm mirrorless lens to be announced with the Nikon 1 J4 camera Nikon 1 Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens announced

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DPNow.com Picture of the Day, Wednesday 9th April, 2014

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Apr 10 2014 - 01:03 AM (CET)

Three Lovely Ladies, by Tom Click on the picture to find out more about the photographer and how the picture was taken. DPNow.com's #POTD on Wednesday captures three lovely ladies in charming local dress. But where? If you would like the prospect of being chosen to featured on the DPNow POTD, register on our discussion forum, netting free gallery space, and the rest is up to you! And you can help us decide who gets featured in future by nominating your favourites from the DPNow gallery.

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DPNow.com Picture of the Day, Tuesday 8th April, 2014

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Apr 10 2014 - 12:05 AM (CET)

The Beach in Winter, by Rogleale Click on the picture to find out more about the photographer and how the picture was taken. DPNow.com's #POTD on Tuesday is an inspirational and fresh beach composition. If you would like the prospect of being chosen to featured on the DPNow POTD, register on our discussion forum, netting free gallery space, and the rest is up to you! And you can help us decide who gets featured in future by nominating your favourites from the DPNow gallery.

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Apr 9, 2014

Canon recalls about 14,000 PowerShot SX50 cameras

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 09 2014 - 11:30 PM (CET)

Canon U.S.A. has recalled about 14,000 PowerShot SX50 HS digital cameras. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, 'A chemical used in the rubber part of the viewfinders on the camera can cause skin or eye irritation or an allergic reaction to the user'. The cameras in question have serial numbers beginning with 69, 70 or 71 and have 1 as the sixth digit of the serial number. Learn more

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New Leica S medium format camera coming at Photokina with a 40-50MP CMOS sensor and 4k video

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 09 2014 - 09:48 PM (CET)

Digipixelpop talked with a Leica rep at the 2014 NAB show and was told that the next Leica S will be announced at Photokina (September) with a new 40-50MP CMOS sensor and 4k video: "Talking with a Leica rep at NAB in Las Vegas, I was told that Leica will be announcing a new Leica […] Related posts: 40 megapixels medium format Leica and 10 autofocus lens @ Photokina Rumor: Leica S3 with new sensor at Photokina Leica S (type 006) medium format camera instructional videos

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Nikon rebates program for April

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 09 2014 - 09:05 PM (CET)

The new Nikon instant lens rebates for April include also the new D3300 camera and are set to expire on April 26th. The lens-only rebates are now gone. Keep in mind that B&H and Adorama will be closed from Monday April 14 through Tuesday April 22. Amazon offers a similar Nikon savings program: Posted by […] Related posts: The new Nikon instant rebates program (US) Nikon savings and rebates for April New Nikon rebates program starting in 3 days (US only)

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Atomos launches Shogun 4K external recorder

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 09 2014 - 07:14 PM (CET)

Atomos has released the latest in its series of field video recorders, the Shogun, at the NAB show in Las Vegas. It's capable of 4K Apple ProRes and Raw recording in 24, 25 or 30p, and up to 120p in HD. The device features a 7-inch touchscreen for operation, and accepts two SSD or HDD drives. Additionally the Shogun offers wireless remote control to trigger recording. Learn more

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Nikon 1 J4 mirrorless camera leaked online

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 09 2014 - 04:30 PM (CET)

And this is the first picture of the upcoming Nikon 1 J4 mirrorless camera (initially reported on [NR] last month). Here are some of the J4 specifications: 16 18MP sensor ISO range: 160-6,400 (12,800 extended) 3" LCD (104k dots) Video recording at 1920x1080 60fps Stereo audio Battery: EN-EL22 (new battery again?) Dimensions: 99.5 x 60.0 x 28.2mm […] Related posts: Detailed Nikon 1 J2 mirrorless camera specs Nikon 1 V2 mirrorless camera specifications First images of the Nikon 1 J2 mirrorless camera and 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens

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This is the new Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G VR ED DX lens

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 09 2014 - 04:19 PM (CET)

This is the first picture of the new Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DX lens I reported last week. For comparison, here is a picture of the current Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G DX model (830 g/29 oz vs. 550 g/20 oz for the new version): The filter size of the new lens will be 67mm. Image via Digicame-info Posted by NikonRumors.com This […] Related posts: Correction: the new 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 will be a DX lens Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/4G ED VR lens specifications Nikon planning to release a new Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4G VR lens

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Call for entries: W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 09 2014 - 10:00 AM (CET)

The W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography is seeking entrants to win a $30,000 (~£18,062) grant to work on a current or future documentary project, and up to $5,000 (~£3,010) if a finalist is deemed 'worthy of special recognition'. Up to forty images may be submitted for the grant. Photos must be from an ongoing project but can include past work that is representative of the photographer's vision of a proposed project. Deadline for submission is May 31, 2014. Learn more 

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NYT photo editor gives career tips for photojournalists

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 09 2014 - 09:00 AM (CET)

As part of their continuing video series, Photo District News has released an interview with James Estrin, founder of the New York Times 'The Lens' blog. Estrin provides a series of tips for the aspiring photographer. While many of these aren’t groundbreaking, the video has some real gems. Notably, in his advice to photographers looking to document strife or crisis in exotic places, he says to pursue stories that are closer to home. Learn more

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Nikon at the 2014 NAB show

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 09 2014 - 06:17 AM (CET)

Nikon is taking part in the 2014 NAB show (booth #C8825) that is currently ongoing in Las Vegas. Here is full schedule of events for the next two days (can also be downloaded here): Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook […] Related posts: Nikon booth at the 2014 CP+ show in Japan Nikon at The Photography Show in Birmingham Two interviews with Nikon executives at the 2014 CP+ show

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More on the upcoming Leica T type 701 mirrorless camera, lenses

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 09 2014 - 06:14 AM (CET)

Here is some additional information on the upcoming Leica T type 701 mirrorless camera posted by readers in the comments section: The Leica T type 701 camera will have an aluminum unibody and it will take approximately 50 hours to manufacture it The camera is rumored to be designed by Audi (similar to the Leica C and […] Related posts: Rumors: Leica T type 701 mirrorless camera to be announced on April 24th New Leica T type 701 mirrorless camera to be announced in April Leica T type 701 camera: what do we know so far?

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Apr 8, 2014

Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 08 2014 - 09:26 PM (CET)

Camera Raw 8.4 is now available as a final release for Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC. Lightroom 5.4 is also now on Adobe.com and available through the update mechanism in the application. The updates include bug fixes, new features and support for a number of new cameras such as the Nikon D4s and D3300, Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II, Olympus OM-D E-M10 and Fujifilm X-T1. Learn more

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DxOMark Mobile report: Sony Xperia Z2 takes top spot

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 08 2014 - 05:45 PM (CET)

The Xperia Z2 is Sony's latest flagship smartphone and replaces the Z1. The full-HD display measures 5.2 inches and offers better viewing angles than its predecessor's 5-inch equivalent. While a new Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB of RAM offer plenty of power, the camera specification is nearly identical to the Z1's. Images are captured by a 20.7MP 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor on a F2.0 lens. Nevertheless, Sony has managed to improve the image quality of its new flagship. Learn more

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Adobe Lightroom goes mobile, but only for subscribers

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 08 2014 - 05:31 PM (CET)

Adobe has released Lightroom mobile for Apple's iPad as a companion app to the Lightroom desktop application. The app offers many of same image editing and organizing functions found on the desktop version. It also uses cloud technology to synchronize your edits across various devices with the image catalog on your desktop computer. Learn more

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Get the story behind the photograph

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 08 2014 - 10:00 AM (CET)

Most photographs - especially photojournalistic work - exist in a void with little insight from the photographer that captured the image and what they were trying to achieve. 'The Image, Deconstructed' looks to turn this around. The website provides interviews with photographers, asking them about their techniques, their gear, their preparation, and their mindsets when they photograph. Learn more

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Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available with support for the latest Nikon cameras and lenses

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 08 2014 - 07:43 AM (CET)

In addition to the new Lightroom for iPad, Adobe also released Camera Raw 8.4, DNG Converter 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 with support for the latest Nikon cameras and lenses: Adobe Lightroom 5.4 with support for Nikon D4s: Macintosh | Windows Adobe DNG Converter 8.4 with support for Nikon 1 V3, Coolpix P340, D3300 and D4S cameras: Macintosh | Windows Adobe Camera Raw […] Related posts: Adobe Lightroom 4.2, Camera Raw 7.2 released with support for the latest Nikon products Adobe released Lightroom 5.3 and Camera Raw 8.3 with Nikon AW1, P7800, Df, D610 and D5300 support Adobe Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 released with support for D7100, P330, Coolpix A and more

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Blackmagic Design launches Blackmagic Studio Camera

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 08 2014 - 06:53 AM (CET)

Touted as 'the world's smallest broadcast camera with the world's largest viewfinder', Blackmagic Design has announced its new Studio Camera. The Studio Camera employs a 12.48mm x 7.02mm sensor and a Micro Four Thirds lens mount. It also has a 10-inch viewfinder and a four-hour built-in battery. Learn more

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AJA enters cinema camera market with 4K Cion

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 08 2014 - 06:15 AM (CET)

AJA has announced the Cion - a production camera featuring a 4K APS-C sized sensor - at NAB in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is AJA Video System's first camera, the company being known primarily as a manufacturer of video interface and conversion products. The camera accepts lenses with a PL mount and records to a single proprietary SSD drive. Learn more

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DPNow.com Picture of the Day, Monday 7th April, 2014

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Apr 08 2014 - 12:57 AM (CET)

Tree swallowed sign, by Silo Click on the picture to find out more about the photographer and how the picture was taken. DPNow.com's #POTD on Monday is a bit bizarre but that's what makes it interesting - the tree is taking revenge on the sign that was attached to it. If you would like the prospect of being chosen to featured on the DPNow POTD, register on our discussion forum, netting free gallery space, and the rest is up to you! And you can help us decide who gets featured in future by nominating your favourites from the DPNow gallery.

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JVC Kenwood joins Micro Four Thirds with 4K Super 35 prototypes

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 08 2014 - 12:57 AM (CET)

Update: Consumer electronics maker JVC Kenwood has joined the Micro Four Thirds standard and said it will develop products for the system. The company is showing two prototype 4K-capable cameras, including a compact, handheld model at NAB in Las Vegas. We stopped by the JVC Kenwood booth and got a first glimpse of the cameras on display. Interestingly, the company says both cameras will have Super 35 sensors (around 21 x 12mm), which is wider than the original Four Thirds sensor format which the standard was designed around. Learn more

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Apr 7, 2014

Leica S (type 006) medium format camera instructional videos

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 07 2014 - 10:53 PM (CET)

Leica Store Miami published a series of instructional videos for the Leica S type 006 medium format camera (currently available with $5,000 instant credit): Related posts: Leica S Type 006 medium format camera now in stock 40 megapixels medium format Leica and 10 autofocus lens @ Photokina Leica S2 instructional videos

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Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II real-world gallery

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 07 2014 - 10:02 PM (CET)

Now that we have our hands on not one, but two PowerShot G1 X Mark IIs, we've running around out taking photos like crazy. This first installment of 24 photos - some of which may look familiar - should give you a taste of what the camera can do, and there are plenty of additional samples on the way. See gallery

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Blackmagic Design announces Blackmagic URSA with 10-inch screen

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 07 2014 - 09:14 PM (CET)

Blackmagic Design has unveiled its latest and most expensive camera to date, the URSA. The camera features a changeable sensor design, allowing the user to swap out the Canon EF lens mount and 4K Super 35 image sensor for a similar sensor with a PL mount. The URSA features touch screens for operator control - including a 10-inch flip-out screen. It also has another 5-inch screen showing timecode, histogram, and other indicators such as a spectrum scope for checking focus. Learn more

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Light it up: Phottix Mitros Flash for Canon review

Source/Copyright: News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 07 2014 - 09:00 PM (CET)

The Phottix Mitros flash is a high-end TTL flash designed to compete with Canon's 580EX II at well over half the price. The Mitros for Canon shares many features with the 580EX II, including high-speed sync and built-in IR triggering with Master and Slave modes. But is the Mitros mighty enough to match one of Canon's most beloved flash models? Find out in our review

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JVCKENWOOD joins Micro Four Thirds

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Apr 07 2014 - 11:50 AM (CET)

JVCKENWOOD Corporation (headquarters: Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref., Japan, President & Representative Director: Shoichiro Eguchi) has recently joined the standard and has committed to develop products compliant with the Micro Four Thirds System Standard.

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Apr 5, 2014

DPNow.com Picture of the Day, Friday 4th April, 2014

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Apr 05 2014 - 12:05 AM (CET)

Portrait of Stella, by Pol Click on the picture to find out more about the photographer and how the picture was taken. Meet Stella, a bit worse for wear on Friday's DPNow.com #POTD! If you would like the prospect of being chosen to featured on the DPNow POTD, register on our discussion forum, netting free gallery space, and the rest is up to you! And you can help us decide who gets featured in future by nominating your favourites from the DPNow gallery.

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Apr 4, 2014

Another picture of the Leica T type 701 camera

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 04 2014 - 05:41 PM (CET)

The above picture was originally posted in the comments section of my last Leica T post and is already circulating the Web. It seems that there is a Zeiss M lens attached to the Leica T cameras coupled with an adapter. Posted by LeicaRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any […] Related posts: Leica M9 picture on dpreview Buddhafield: shooting with the Leica M type 240 (guest post) First picture and specifications of the Leica “Mini M” leaked online

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Leica T type 701 camera: what do we know so far?

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 04 2014 - 06:01 AM (CET)

The Leica T type 701 camera is rumored to be announced this month, most likely on April 24th. I've said many times in the past that the new T model will not be a MFT camera and it will not be based on an existing Panasonic model. The new mirrorless solution from Leica will be an […] Related posts: In addition to D-Lux 5, Leica will release another Panasonic based compact camera at Photokina New Leica T type 701 camera coming soon Rumors: Leica T type 701 mirrorless camera to be announced on April 24th

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Apr 3, 2014

Band Pro named international preferred reseller of Leica Summicron-C cinema lenses

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 03 2014 - 09:27 PM (CET)

Band Pro was named as the international preferred reseller of Leica Summicron-C cinema lenses: Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. has been designated as a Preferred International Reseller of the the new Summicron-C lenses from CW Sonderoptic, makers of the Leica Summilux-C. The new T2.0 Summicron-C prime lenses are currently available in 18, 25, 35, 50, 75 […] Related posts: Leica Summicron-C cinema lenses now shipping New: Six Leica Summicron C cinema lenses New Leica Summicron-C cinema prime lenses to be announced at NAB

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DPNow.com Picture of the Day, Thursday 3rd April, 2014

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Apr 03 2014 - 08:01 PM (CET)

Dunluce Castle, by Richard Crowe Click on the picture to find out more about the photographer and how the picture was taken. From one of the HDR specialists on the DPNow gallery here is a subtle use of enhanced dynamic range. If you would like the prospect of being chosen to featured on the DPNow POTD, register on our discussion forum, netting free gallery space, and the rest is up to you! And you can help us decide who gets featured in future by nominating your favourites from the DPNow gallery.

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New accessory: Walterleica Rollbar

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 03 2014 - 04:44 PM (CET)

New accessory from walterleica.com: Each Walterleica Rollbar is individually hand manufactured out of solid brass and aluminium - for Leica M digital cameras. This ingenious device provides two functions: 1. Provides better grip and add stable platform for the camera. 2. The allround rollbar serves as camera protection. Easy fitting. Bottom plate of camera can be […] Related posts: Leica C-LUX 3 + free accessory kit – $75 mail-in rebate = good deal New custom plate for Leica M8/M9 from RRS Here are the new Leica M prices

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DPNow.com Picture of the Day, Wednesday 2nd April, 2014

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Apr 03 2014 - 02:34 PM (CET)

Zona Rosa, by Tom Holle Click on the picture to find out more about the photographer and how the picture was taken. For you on this Wednesday at DPNow.com #POTD, a gritty mono portrait. If you would like the prospect of being chosen to featured on the DPNow POTD, register on our discussion forum, netting free gallery space, and the rest is up to you! And you can help us decide who gets featured in future by nominating your favourites from the DPNow gallery.

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New: Novoflex macro LEM/VIS II adapter set for Leica M type 240

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 03 2014 - 06:41 AM (CET)

Novoflex released a new macro LEM/VIS II adapter set for the Leica M type 240 camera. CameraWest published a quick review on their website: "This nifty set for Leica M mount functions in two ways and will expand the possibilities of your M system. First, when used in combination with a Visoflex II or III, it allows infinity focus […] Related posts: Leica M to Sony E mount Helicoid adapter now available for sale Leica M type 240 reviews, Canon lens adapter, T-shirts and more Panasonic G1 with Leica R lens (Novoflex adapter)

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Apr 2, 2014

DPNow.com Picture of the Day, Tuesday 1st April, 2014

Source/Copyright: Digital Photography Now at Apr 02 2014 - 08:20 PM (CET)

Watch Study, by Danny Chau Click on the picture to find out more about the photographer and how the picture was taken. Tuesday's DPNow.com's #POTD is a macro study of a wristwatch with very effective creative limited depth of field. If you would like the prospect of being chosen to featured on the DPNow POTD, register on our discussion forum, netting free gallery space, and the rest is up to you! And you can help us decide who gets featured in future by nominating your favourites from the DPNow gallery.

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Adorama now also participates in the $5,000 credit towards the purchase of a new Leica S camera

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 02 2014 - 07:19 AM (CET)

Adorama now also participates in the recently announced trade-up program that offers $5,000 credit towards the purchase of a new Leica S medium format camera. Posted by LeicaRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow (LR) on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: New trade up program offers $5,000 credit towards the purchase of Leica S camera “Berlinspiration” – Leica Camera starts a virtual paper chase through Berlin How to follow LeicaRumors

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Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for March 2014

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Apr 02 2014 - 03:22 AM (CET)

  These are the top 10 most visited LeicaRumors posts for March 2014: Rumors: Leica T type 701 mirrorless camera to be announced on April 24th No joke: new Leica C Hello Kitty and Playboy anniversary edition camera New Leica MP and X2 olive limited edition cameras The Swiss watchmaker Valbray to announce a new 100 years […] Related posts: Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for February 2014 Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for May 2012 Leica Monochrom "Ralph Gibson" limited edition camera

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Mar 31, 2014

Coming soon: Leica X type 113 camera

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Mar 31 2014 - 06:46 PM (CET)

A new Leica X type 113 camera was registered at the Korean Radio Research Agency. This is an indication that the new model will most likely have built-in Wi-Fi capabilities. I expect the new X camera to be announced at Photokina this year (September). Via Digicame-info Posted by LeicaRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and […] Related posts: New Leica T type 701 camera coming soon New Leica C type 112 camera will most likely be announced this fall Leica financial results

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Mar 29, 2014

Oskar Barnack Award 2014 jury video

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Mar 29 2014 - 05:22 AM (CET)

Get an inside look at the 2014 Oskar Barnack Award Jury in action. The jury members include: Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, Art Director, General Manager of the International Leica Galleries, Austria, Ingo Taubhorn, Chief-Curator House of Photography / Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany, Xavier Canonne, Director Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium, Evgenia Arbugaeva, Photographer, Russia, and Brigitte Schaller, […] Related posts: Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2014: vote on i-shot-it.com Leica Camera now accepting applications for the 2014 Oskar Barnack Award Record number of entries for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2012

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Mar 28, 2014

New Leica store to open in Berlin

Source/Copyright: Leica News & Rumors at Mar 28 2014 - 09:14 PM (CET)

Meister Camera is set to open a new Leica Store in KaDeWe (Kaufhaus des Westens) located in Berlin. Related posts: New Leica Store to open in Johannesburg on November 21 First Leica store to open in the Philippines First Leica Store in Zurich to open on January 23

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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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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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