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May 6, 2016

4K from Space: ISS astronauts shoot 3D movie of planet Earth

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 06 2016 - 06:55 PM (CET)

Astronauts based on the International Space Station have been working as movie makers to help create a 3D film featuring the planet Earth as viewed from space. A Beautiful Planet was shot in 4K using Canon's cinema camera system, and will be shown in IMAX theatres from the end of the month. The film includes dramatic views of the planet lit up at night as well as overhead perspectives on weather systems and the Northern Lights. A Beautiful Planet IMAX® Trailer Footage for the film was collected by six space station astronauts over the course of three missions from November 2014, after Canon EOS C500 and EOS-1D C cameras were delivered to the ISS via an unmanned supply ship with a collection of lenses. Made in association with NASA, the film aims to educate viewers about Earth, but also to highlight the effects humanity has on the planet. For more information on the film and where you can see it visit the IMAX website. Press release IMAX® Film 'A Beautiful Planet' Features "Out Of This World" Canon 4K Imagery Using Canon Cameras and Lenses, Teams Shooting from the International Space Station Capture Breathtaking Images of Our Planet from a Vantage Point Few Get to SeeMELVILLE, N.Y., April 14, 2016 - The future of 4K filmmaking is looking up -- in fact, all the way to space. A Beautiful Planet, the latest 3D space documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Toni Myers and IMAX Entertainment, made in cooperation with NASA, will premiere in IMAX in New York on April 16 and was shot primarily in space using Canon cameras and lenses.  The film will be shown to the public exclusively in IMAX® and IMAX® 3D theaters beginning April 29. The Canon EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera and EOS-1D C 4K cameras were transported from Earth to the International Space Station (ISS) in November 2014 via an unmanned supply ship, and were received by NASA astronaut Terry Virts, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti from the European Space Agency and Cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov. This was the first time that 4K cameras were brought aboard the space station for a commercial film project. During a six-month mission at the ISS, Virts, Cristoforetti and Shkaplerov worked closely with NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Butch Wilmore, Scott Kelly, and Kimiya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to take turns using Canon's advanced digital cameras and lenses to film footage of lightning storms, the continents, volcanoes, coral reefs and bright city lights on Earth for the film. One of the film's greatest and most dramatic highlights, the striking imagery of the Northern Lights--or the aurora borealis-- was captured by NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren. These awe-inspiring images were previously unattainable in such stunning resolution. The Canon EOS C500 4K (4096 x 2160-pixel) Digital Cinema Camera is capable of originating uncompressed RAW output for external recording to meet the demands of premium cinematic productions and other top-quality production markets. It features a Super 35mm, 8.85-megapixel CMOS image sensor, DIGIC DV III Image Processor and an expansive range of recording and output options specifically for 4K and 2K image acquisition. The compact, lightweight Canon EOS-1D C Digital SLR camera delivers outstanding video performance and provides video recording at 4K (4096 x 2160-pixel) or Full HD (1920 x 1080-pixel) resolution to support high-end motion picture, television production and other advanced imaging applications. 'A Beautiful Planet' joins Canon at NABA gallery of still images taken on the ISS with the Canon EOS-1D C camera and Canon lenses during the shooting of the film will be shown at the Canon booth # C4325 at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) trade show, April 18-21, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV. During NAB, the film's Director of Photography, James Neihouse, ASC, will speak at Canon's stage on the challenges and benefits of shooting in space. Joining him will be Marsha Ivins, a consultant on the film, former NASA astronaut, and a veteran of five space shuttle missions. Neihouse has worked on more than 30 IMAX films including Space Station 3D and Hubble 3D and trained more than 25 shuttle and space-station crews on the intricacies of large-format filmmaking. The documentary, A Beautiful Planet was produced, written, and directed by Toni Myers, and is narrated by Academy Award®-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence. About A Beautiful PlanetA Beautiful Planet is a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. Made in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the film features stunning footage of our magnificent blue planet -- and the effects humanity has had on it over time -- captured by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). From space, Earth blazes at night with the electric intensity of human expansion -- a direct visualization of our changing world. But it is within our power to protect the planet. As we continue to explore and gain knowledge of our galaxy, we also develop a deeper connection to the place we all call home. From IMAX Entertainment and Toni Myers -- the acclaimed filmmaker behind celebrated IMAX® documentaries Hubble 3D, and Space Station 3D -- A Beautiful Planet presents an awe-inspiring glimpse of Earth and a hopeful look into the future of humanity.

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Two in one: LG G5 camera review

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 06 2016 - 04:14 PM (CET)

DPReview smartphone reviews are written with the needs of photographers in mind. We focus on camera features, performance, and image quality. $(document).ready(function() { SampleGalleryV2({"containerId":"embeddedSampleGallery_4023333010","galleryId":"4023333010","isEmbeddedWidget":true,"standalone":false,"selectedImageIndex":0,"startInCommentsView":false,"isMobile":false}) }); The LG G5 succeeds last year's G4 and is the first LG smartphone with a dual-camera setup. With an F1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization, the main 16MP module is very similar to the G4 in terms of specification and provides a 78-degree angle of view which is in line with most current high-end smartphone cameras. But here's where things get interesting: the second lens comes with an F2.4 aperture and 8MP sensor and captures a 135-degree super wide-angle image. In the camera app you can switch between lenses via a button, and when using the digital zoom the camera switches seamlessly between the two modules. As before, the autofocus is assisted by a laser that measures the subject distance.   There is also an optional camera grip that should make the G5 particularly appealing to mobile photographers. The G5's 2,800mAh battery is removable and slots into the device from the bottom. The latter clips away when a release button is pressed which allows you to attach a number of replaceable modules, one of which is the CAM Plus camera grip. It comes with an additional 1,200mAh of battery capacity and offers power, shutter, video and zoom buttons. It also lets you lock exposure and provides a more comfortable grip. We've put the G5 and the CAM Plus grip through its paces. Read our full review to find out how they performed. Key Photographic / Video Specifications 16MP main camera F1.8 aperture Optical image stabilization 8MP secondary super wide angle camera with F2.4 aperture 8MP, F2.0 front camera 4K video 120 fps 720p slow motion video Optional camera grip with shutter button and control dial Other Specifications 5.3-inch 1440p display Snapdragon 820 chipset 4GB RAM 32GB internal storage microSD support 2,800 mAh battery Our 9-page review We've considered every aspect of the LG G5 with the photographer in mind. We examined the user interface of the native camera app and its special features. We experimented with the camera's performance when taking stills and video, and had a play with the device's many special feature modes. Click any of the links below for more information of specific functions and continue to our conclusion for a final summary of our findings. Page 2: Design and Hardware Page 3: Camera Operation Page 4: Camera Features Page 5: Camera Features cont. Page 6: Image Quality and Performance Page 7: Image Quality Wide Angle Page 8: Video Mode Page 9: Conclusion and gallery

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Hey Hey Hey…isn’t Fuji supposed to be made in Japan?? :: Replace X100T with X-Pro2 + more Top FXF Threads & Images!

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at May 06 2016 - 01:08 PM (CET)

landscapes with fuji x shared by MatusKicka _ _ _ Follow Topics Just one of the advantages for registered Forum Members Feel Free to Join Us here Fuji X Rumors shared by Patrick FR XF120mmF2.8 Canceled! :: Fuji goes for…

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Canon patent for 37.5-100mm f/3.3 anamorphic lens

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at May 06 2016 - 07:28 AM (CET)

Canon patent for an anamorphic lens, a 37.5-100mm f/3.3 Patent Publication No. 2016-57445 Published 2016.4.21 Filing date 2014.9.9 Example 1 Zoom ratio 2.67 Focal length 37.5 56.2 100.0 F-number 3.3 3.3 3.3 Half angle of view (degrees) 11.49 7.72 4.36 The…

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Fuji X-Pro2 compressed files decoding – Support Request by creators of FastRAW Viewer / RAW digger

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at May 06 2016 - 06:36 AM (CET)

The creators of RAW digger & FastRAW Viewer are working on a software that should handle compressed Fuji RAW files much faster. Since this is something many X-shooters could profit from and Iliah is asking for feedback, I’m happy to…

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May 5, 2016

Canon EOS 6D deal – $1,099 (reg. $1,399)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at May 05 2016 - 10:03 PM (CET)

Canon EOS 6D at a glance: 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor 3.0″ Clear View High Resolution LCD DIGIC 5+ Image Processor Full HD 1080p with Manual Controls 11-Point AF with Center Cross-Type Point 63-Zone Dual Layer Metering Sensor Extended ISO Range…

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Ready for takeoff: GoPro records rocket trip into space

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 05 2016 - 09:39 PM (CET)

While you're waiting for Space X to get you into orbit, there's an easier way to enjoy an otherworldly view. A GoPro HERO 4 camera was used to record a UP Aerospace Inc. SL-10 rocket's travel into space, showing the flight at speeds of up to Mach 5.5 from Earth to an altitude of 120,700m / 396,000ft and back again. The video was recorded on November 6, 2015 during a mission to deploy the Maraia Capsule designed by NASA, and was recently showcased by GoPro on its YouTube channel. This isn't the first time GoPro's action cameras have been used to record space missions. In April 2015, for example, NASA published a pair of videos showing astronauts on a spacewalk, both of which were recorded using the small action cameras. A GoPro was also used to record Felix Baumartner's 'Red Bull Stratos,' a space jump that took place 24 miles above Earth.  GoPro HERO4 Session Review

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No alias: Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift shows impressive early results

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 05 2016 - 09:23 PM (CET)

It's been a long wait for the arrival of our Pentax K-1, but it finally is here. We wasted no time taking Ricoh's new flagship DSLR to our studio to see how the long-awaited full frame 36MP sensor stacks up to the competition. Huge thanks to LensRentals for renting us the lens for these tests. $(document).ready(function() { ImageComparisonWidget({"containerId":"reviewImageComparisonWidget-43440191","widgetId":354,"initialStateId":2458}) }) Pixel Shift It's worth calling out in particular one of the major highlights of the K-1: its Pixel Shift Resolution mode that debuted in the APS-C format K-3 II last spring. We're only showing you this mode at ISO 100 for the time being, but we'll be updating our widget with higher ISOs once ACR support is updated. The K-1's Pixel Shift Resolution mode takes four consecutive shots and moves the sensor by a single pixel each time. This means that each of the original pixel positions gets sampled by a red, a blue and two green pixels. This has a few major benefits. First, it removes the need to demosaic: you don't have to interpolate data from the surrounding area to build up color information, which leads to less color aliasing. It also brings a modest increase in resolution because you're sampling luminance information at every pixel position and not effectively blurring it by borrowing it from surrounding pixels. The increased resolution can easily be seen by looking at the color resolution targets, or looking at the text in the center of the studio scene, which shows no aliasing and can be read down to the very last line. Another benefit to Pixel Shift is better noise performance: because you're taking four shots, the camera essentially captures four times as much light, which decreases relative shot noise contributions. The decreased noise levels lead to better high ISO performance, and increased dynamic range. There's yet another benefit to Pixel Shift: the camera locks up the mechanical shutter and mirror, and uses a fully electronic shutter instead. This removes any risk of vibrations that might be caused by the mechanical shutter. For example, there's a very tiny amount of blur in single shot mode at 1/40 sec, although it's near-imperceptible without a direct comparison to a sharper, Pixel Shift image.

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Reminder: the 12% savings on Leica gear will end on May 10th

Source/Copyright: Leica Rumors at May 05 2016 - 08:31 PM (CET)

A quick reminder: the current 12% savings on Leica gear in the US will come to an end on May 10th, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. Place your order at one of our sponsors before the price increase next week: Popflash B&H Adorama Amazon Leica Store Miami Leica Store San Francisco Leica Store Palm Beach Tamarkin […] Related posts: Leica US savings extended till October 31st Leica US savings extended till November 30th Reminder: Leica M Typ 240 price increase coming in 4 days

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CANON EF-M 28mm f/3.5 IS STM MACRO lens set to be announced soon

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at May 05 2016 - 06:07 PM (CET)

Russian agency Novocert registered a new Canon lens for the EOS M system, it’s a MACRO EF-M 28mm f/3.5 IS STM. Appears to be a compact lens, expect it to be announced soon. Stay tuned! [via Digicame-Info] rnss Thumbs up3 Love1 Joy1 Surprised0…

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Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Nano USM review (video)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at May 05 2016 - 03:44 PM (CET)

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Nano USM:  Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Nano USM at a glance: EF-S Mount Lens/APS-C Format 28.8-216mm (35mm Equivalent) One UD Element & One Aspherical Element NANO USM Autofocus System Image Stabilizer and Dynamic IS Compatible…

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Best XQD/SD memory cards for the Nikon D500 (and the D5)

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at May 05 2016 - 01:00 PM (CET)

Lexar published new speed test results for their latest XQD memory cards on a Nikon D500 camera - see the video below for more details: XQD cards test results on the Nikon D500 Lexar XQD Professional 2933x XQD 2.0 64GB vs. Lexar XQD Professional 1400x XQD 2.0 64GB: SD cards test results on the Nikon D500 Lexar […] Related posts: Best XQD memory card for the Nikon D5 (Sony and Lexar XQD cards tested/compared) Lexar XQD, CF and SD memory cards performance test on the new Nikon D5/D500 cameras Lexar announced the fastest XQD memory card

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LEAKED :: Fujifilm X-T2 :: See HQ Images of the Dials + Unveiling the Secret of the 8th Drive Dial Function!

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at May 05 2016 - 12:12 PM (CET)

_ _ _ When we leaked the first Fujifilm X-T2 images back in mid April, some attentive FR readers noticed that the Drive Dial has an 8th function (compared to the 7 functions of the X-T1). A source decided to…

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Fujifilm X-Pro2 Lensmate Thumbrest available for Pre-order (shipping next week)

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at May 05 2016 - 09:41 AM (CET)

The Fujifilm X-Pro2 Lensmate Thumbrest is available for pre-order at lensmateonline.com. Lensmate is offering Thumbrest for some other X-series cameras. Check the offering at AmazonUS. rnss Thumbs up9 Love10 Joy7 Surprised6 Sad6 Angry18 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share…

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Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II review

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at May 05 2016 - 09:06 AM (CET)

Canon PowerShot G7X II:  Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II at a glance: 20.1MP 1″ CMOS Sensor DIGIC 7 Image Processor 4.2x Optical Zoom f/1.8-2.8 Lens 24-100mm (35mm Equivalent) 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting LCD Touchscreen Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60…

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Unconventional COVR Photo case launches for iPhone SE

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 05 2016 - 01:43 AM (CET)

$(document).ready(function() { SampleGalleryV2({"containerId":"embeddedSampleGallery_3828535285","galleryId":"3828535285","isEmbeddedWidget":true,"standalone":false,"selectedImageIndex":0,"startInCommentsView":false,"isMobile":false}) }); The COVR Photo iPhone case promotes shooting from an unconventional angle. Rather than holding your phone with the screen facing toward you, a prism in the case redirects the camera's angle of view so the user can hold the phone as they would a remote control. Previously available for the iPhone 5/5S and 6/6S, it's been released for the iPhone SE. The app that is used with the device has also been improved to allow control of contrast, brightness and manual focusing, as well as a square shooting option and a burst mode. The guiding principle behind the device's design is that it allows more comfortable one-handed operation of the iPhone. Because the user points the 'wrong' part of the phone towards the subject, it isn't obvious that a picture is being taken. The inventor, photo journalist Thomas Hurst, says that the design lets parents take more natural pictures of their children. He claims it is also useful for street photography and photo documentary work. The device consists of a rigid case that snaps around the iPhone and a sliding prism with a lens unit that can be pushed over the phone's camera unit or pulled back for 'normal' shooting. An app converts the image so that it doesn't appear upside down on the screen. The COVR Photo lens case for the iPhone SE costs $59.95 and comes in black, white, blue and purple. The case is also available for the iPhone 5/5S and 6/6S. For more information visit the COVR Photo website. Press release: COVR Photo Releases App and New Case for iPhone SE COVR the world with the only case that allows for one-handed iPhonography As the only iPhone case with a built-in lens and custom app, COVR Photo is pleased to announce its case for the new iPhone SE. COVR Photo is the only case that allows users to take photos and videos while holding the phone one-handed and from a horizontal angle, like holding a TV remote. "As a professional photographer for 20-years, I know how difficult it can be to capture a timeless moment," said COVR Photo Founder, Thomas Hurst. "COVR came from a desire to help my wife easily capture the natural moments of our four children with the camera she always had with her - her smartphone." He adds, "COVR is the first smartphone case with a sliding lens built directly into it - so it's always with you, at your fingertips, ready to help all of us capture the spontaneity of life with of our family, friends, and loved ones." Accompanying the new iPhone SE case, COVR Photo has just launched an updated app. In addition to adding manual contrast and brightness adjustment, the new app also features a "burst" mode, improved social media sharing, square camera mode and manual focus abilities. The iPhone SE COVR case is available online now in black for $29.95 and $24.95 for white, blue and purple. Along with the case for the new iPhone SE, COVR Photo also offers cases for the iPhone 5/5S and iPhone 6/6S.Parents, grandparents, professionals, photo-enthusiasts and travelers around the world use COVR to take photos and videos from a unique angle to capture once-in-lifetime moments using just one hand.The case features include: Patented sliding feature- Allows users to shoot using the COVR case similar to a remote control, or slide the COVR lens back and take pictures or videos with the regular iPhone camera lens. Built-in Lens- COVR Photo is the only iPhone case with a built-in lens. Protective case- Shock absorbent rubber core and a hard outer shell provides durability and protection without the bulk and weight. Mobile app- The free COVR Photo app complements the COVR case by redirecting pictures through the COVR Photo lens as well as allows users to adjust focus, exposure and formatting. Based out of Renton, Wash., COVR Photo was founded in 2014 by award-winning photojournalist Thomas Hurst. Designed with a high-quality prism, COVR Photo sits at just under a half inch tall, fitting comfortably in most pockets. About COVR Photo: Created by photographer, Thomas Hurst, COVR Photo produces revolutionary products to equip and inspire people to document the world around them through photographs and videos. To learn more, visit covrphoto.com.

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May 4, 2016

Elinchrom launches new EL-Skyport Plus system to include hotshoe flashes in wireless lighting networks

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 04 2016 - 09:23 PM (CET)

$(document).ready(function() { SampleGalleryV2({"containerId":"embeddedSampleGallery_9814466852","galleryId":"9814466852","isEmbeddedWidget":true,"standalone":false,"selectedImageIndex":0,"startInCommentsView":false,"isMobile":false}) }); Swiss studio flash manufacturer Elinchrom has launched the next generation of its Skyport wireless triggering system that allows photographers to include hotshoe flash units in their lighting set-ups. The EL-Skyport Plus system includes a newly designed transmitter that has a swivelling head that the company says helps to optimize reception, while the new receiver features a hotshoe mount for triggering 'almost any' brand of hotshoe flash. The units work via 2.4Ghz radio communications, have a range of 656ft/200m and offer 16 channels with four groups. The EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus costs $89.99 and the kit that includes the transmitter and the hotshoe receiver costs $139.99. For more information visit the Elinchrom website. Press release: The Latest Evolution of the Skyport Introducing the New EL-Skyport Plus System The next generation Skyport is here and allows you to take full control of your flashes from the palm of your hands. The EL-Skyport Plus follows the successful launch of the EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for Canon® and Nikon®, for those shooters requiring Hi-Sync. The new EL-Skyport Plus system is compact and robust, using readily available AA batteries. The Skyport Plus offers an extended range of up to 656 feet (200 m) and controls the power of all Skyport enabled Elinchrom flash units. With eight individual frequencies and the choice of standard and speed protocols, there are 16 frequency options, each with four groups. The EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus is compatible with almost every camera. The transmitter head folds down for reduced profile and easier subject viewing while shooting. Compatible with Most Flash SystemsThe EL-Skyport Receiver Plus will trigger almost every flash system and features a built-in hot shoe to trigger speedlights, while enabling them to also be conveniently mounted onto a lighting stand.When used in conjunction with a Skyport HS Plus Transmitter, most speedlights set at full power can also be incorporated into Hi-Sync applications (using high shutter sync speeds to freeze motion and control ambient light). "Elinchrom has long prided itself on providing as much control as possible to its photographers. The new Skyport Plus continues that tradition by allowing shooters to take and maintain complete control no matter what they are shooting. When it comes to Living Light, no company does it better than Elinchrom." said Jan Lederman, MAC Group President. The Elinchrom Skyport Plus system is retro compatible with the existing Skyport Speed system, and forward compatible to the additional frequencies offered by the latest Elinchrom ELB and ELC units. EL-Skyport Plus To Go Contents* EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus contains:* EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus* 2.5 mm to PC sync cord* Wrist strap* 2-year warranty EL-Skyport Universal Plus set contains:* EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus* EL-Skyport Receiver Plus* 2.5 mm to PC sync cord* 3.5 mm to 3.5 mm sync cord* 3.5 mm to 6.35 mm adapter* Wrist strap* 2-year warranty

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Check out this unique bronze Leica M Typ 240 camera kit

Source/Copyright: Leica Rumors at May 04 2016 - 09:01 PM (CET)

Leica Store Frankfurt currently has for sale this unique bronze body/white leather Leica M Typ 240 camera. The kit is equipped with a matching bronze Summilux- M 1:1.4/21mm ASPH lens. More pictures: Via Leica Gallery  Frankfurt @Facebook Related posts: Leica M-P and T limited edition cameras for Leica Store Frankfurt Check out this one of a kind red Leica APO Summicron 50mm f/2.0 ASPH lens Leica M-P “Panda” limited edition camera announced in Asia

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MindShift Gear's Multi-Mount Holster bags offer five wearable configurations

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 04 2016 - 09:01 PM (CET)

$(document).ready(function() { SampleGalleryV2({"containerId":"embeddedSampleGallery_5331517593","galleryId":"5331517593","isEmbeddedWidget":true,"standalone":false,"selectedImageIndex":0,"startInCommentsView":false,"isMobile":false}) }); MindShift Gear has launched four Multi-Mount Holsters for photographers in need of a versatile bag that can accommodate a DSLR or mirrorless camera, a lens, and a few accessories. The Multi-Mount Holster 10 is the smallest of the four, with the Multi-Mount Holster 20, 30, and 50 being incrementally larger while retaining the same general design and features. The entire line of Multi-Mount Holsters can be used in five different configurations: as a belt around the waist, over the shoulder, over the chest, in front on a harness and as a fanny pack. Each holster has a Stabilizer Strap System for securing the bag into the chosen configuration while helping distribute weight. All four models feature a seam-sealed rain cover and interior weather-block under the zippered lid. The Multi-Mount Holster 30 and 50 also have an expandable front pocket. Other notable features include a removable LCD screen protector, YKK zippers with an anticorrosion coating and enamel finish, a 420D nylon exterior with a 'Durable Water Resistance' finish, a security loop in the main compartment for securing a camera, and a clip-on point for water bottles on the shoulder strap. The 30 and 50 models can also hold keys, memory cards, and more in the front pocket. Each bag offers the following capacities: Multi-Mount Holster 10 ($89.99) Holds one large (un-gripped) Mirrorless body and one standard zoom lens or prime Holds one compact DSLR (Rebel, 3300 or 5300 series) and one lens Compatible Lenses: Prime lens; Kit Lens; 16-85mm (Canon or Nikon) with hood REVERSED; 16-35mm f/2.8 (Sony) Multi-Mount Holster 20 ($99.99) Holds one standard-size DSLR (5DM3 or D810) and one standard zoom lens or two primes Holds one large (un-gripped) Mirrorless body and one standard zoom lens or two primes 16-35mm f/2.8 with hood EXTENDED (Canon); 16-35mm f/4 VR with hood EXTENDED (Nikon); 24-70mm f/2.8 with hood REVERSED (Canon or Nikon); 17-55mm f/2.8 with hood REVERSED (Canon or Nikon) Multi-Mount Holster 30 ($109.99) Holds one standard-size DSLR (5DM3 or D810) and one standard zoom lens Holds one gripped DSLRs (1Dx or D4s) and one standard zoom lens 24-70mm f/2.8 with hood EXTENDED (Canon or Nikon); 70-200mm f/2.8 with hood REVERSED (Canon or Nikon); 300mm f/4 with hood REVERSED (Canon or Nikon); 80-400mm f/4 AF-S/G with hood REVERSED (Nikon) Front pocket holds SB-910 (Nikon Speedlight); 600 RT (Canon Speedlite) Multi-Mount Holster 50 ($119.99) Holds one gripped Pro DSLR (Nikon D3/D4 series or Canon 1D/1Ds/1DX series) and one standard zoom lens Holds one standard DSLRs with L-bracket (Nikon D800/D700) and one standard zoom lens 24-70mm f/2.8 with hood EXTENDED (Canon or Nikon); 70-200mm f/2.8 with hood REVERSED (Canon or Nikon); 300mm f/4 with hood REVERSED (Canon or Nikon); 80-400mm f/4 AF-S/G with hood REVERSED (Nikon) Front pocket holds SB-910 (Nikon Speedlight); 600 RT (Canon Speedlite)

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Canon catching up? Canon EOS-1D X II tested in our studio

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 04 2016 - 02:00 PM (CET)

Announced back in February, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II has at long last made its way through our door. We're just itching to get it out and put its 20.2MP sensor and 14 fps burst rate to work shooting some fast action to see what its AF system can do, but first we put it through our slate of studio image quality tests. Like the EOS 80D there's a big improvement in the camera's dynamic range. Canon's move to a design using on-chip analog-to-digital conversion ensures less noise is added before the signal is converted into digital values, meaning it's easier to distinguish between captured information and background noise. In turn, this means more malleable Raw files with more useful information available when you try to process them. In our standard studio tests, the findings were slightly less positive. The JPEG engine seems to use the same sharpening parameters as the 50MP EOS 5DS R, which ends up being rather heavy-handed when applied to 20MP levels of detail capture. High ISO performance, once a Canon strength, drops a little behind its better rivals. See our Canon EOS-1D Mark II studio test on page 2 Raw Dynamic Range Exposure Latitude In this test we look to see how tolerant of pushing exposure the EOS-1D X II's Raw files are. We've done this by exposing our scene with increasingly lower exposures, then pushed them back to the correct brightness using Adobe Camera Raw. Examining what happens in the shadows allows you to assess the exposure latitude (essentially the dynamic range) of the Raw files. Because the changes in this test noise are primarily caused by shot noise and this is mainly determined by the amount of light the camera has had access to, the results are only directly comparable between cameras of the same sensor size. However, this will also be the case in real-world shooting if you're limited by what shutter speed you can keep steady, so this test gives you an idea of the amount of processing latitude different formats give. $(document).ready(function() { ImageComparisonWidget({"containerId":"reviewImageComparisonWidget-24836319","widgetId":351,"initialStateId":2428}) }) The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II shows very similar amounts of noise to the excellent sensor in the Sony a7R II up until a 3EV push, with the Canon dropping behind after a 4EV push. It's a similar story against the likes of the Nikon D750$(document).ready(function() { $("#imageComparisonLink2429").click(function() { ImageComparisonWidgetLink(2429); }); }) or D810$(document).ready(function() { $("#imageComparisonLink2430").click(function() { ImageComparisonWidgetLink(2430); }); }). This means that the darker shadows in a processed image would be slightly cleaner in images from these cameras, after contrast adjustments or a less extreme push. However, this performance is noticeably better than the Canon EOS 5DS R$(document).ready(function() { $("#imageComparisonLink2432").click(function() { ImageComparisonWidgetLink(2432); }); }) and, significantly, better than the 1D X II's most direct rival: the Nikon D5$(document).ready(function() { $("#imageComparisonLink2433").click(function() { ImageComparisonWidgetLink(2433); }); }). ISO Invariance A camera with a very low noise floor is able to capture a large amount of dynamic range, since it add very little noise to the detail captured in the shadow regions of the image. This has an interesting implication: it minimizes the need to amplify the sensor's signal in order to keep it above that noise floor (which is what ISO amplification conventionally does). This provides an alternate way of working in situations that would traditionally demand higher ISO settings. Here we've done something that may seem counter-intuitive: we've used the same aperture and shutter speed at different ISO settings to see how much difference there is between shooting at a particular ISO setting (and using hardware amplification) vs. digitally correcting the brightness, later. This has the advantage that all the shots should exhibit the same shot noise and any differences must have been contributed by the camera's circuitry. $(document).ready(function() { ImageComparisonWidget({"containerId":"reviewImageComparisonWidget-5339784","widgetId":349,"initialStateId":null}) }) You can see the EOS-1D X II's full results here. As you may have inferred from the Exposure Latitude tests, the EOS-1D X II isn't entirely ISO invariant - the camera is adding enough downstream read noise such that you can't use a lower-than-normal ISO and selectively brighten the image later - to protect highlight information - without some noise cost. To put this in perspective, though, the camera's files appear much more flexible than those of the Canon EOS 5DS R$(document).ready(function() { $("#imageComparisonLink2434").click(function() { ImageComparisonWidgetLink(2434); }); }), which itself was a big step forward from the EOS 5D Mark III$(document).ready(function() { $("#imageComparisonLink2435").click(function() { ImageComparisonWidgetLink(2435); }); }). So, while they're not a match for the likes of the Nikon D750$(document).ready(function() { $("#imageComparisonLink2436").click(function() { ImageComparisonWidgetLink(2436); }); }) or the latest Sony sensors, the 1D X II is a step forward for Canon, and performs better than the Nikon D5$(document).ready(function() { $("#imageComparisonLink2437").click(function() { ImageComparisonWidgetLink(2437); }); }) in this regard. In fact this test slightly under-represents the Canon's performance, since the D5's ISO 6400 result is better to start off with: to start off ahead but then fall behind the Canon, the Nikon must be adding more noise at low ISOs.

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"Used" Nikon D500 cameras available for $1,749 at Amazon WarehouseDeals

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at May 04 2016 - 01:51 PM (CET)

Used Nikon D500 cameras are currently available in stock for $1,749 at Amazon WarehouseDeals (fulfilled by Amazon). Those are probably returns from customers and are described as "used - very good" condition. From the Amazon listing: "Small scratches on sides of item (less than 1/4 in. x 1/4 in.). Item has been tested and is fully […] Related posts: Nikon MB-D17 battery grip for D500 now on sale at Amazon US Exclusive at Amazon: get $200 credit on 41 different Nikon cameras and lenses Exclusive [NR] deal: $100 off the Sigma 35mm and 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART lenses

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Canon EOS-1D X Mark II now shipping in US and EU

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at May 04 2016 - 01:40 PM (CET)

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II:  Canon EOS-1D X Mark II at a glance: 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors 14 fps Shooting, 16 fps in Live View DCI 4K Video at 60 fps, 8.8MP Still Grab 61-Point…

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Filters for Photos is a free MacPhun app with dozens of creative filters (Mac only)

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at May 04 2016 - 07:37 AM (CET)

Time for a freebie. MacPhun just added 30 new creative photo filters to their free Filters for Photo app (Mac only). Vintage or black & white? Color fantasy or cross process? Oil painting or pen sketch? Get dozens of great photo filters…

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Meyer-Optik Görlitz Trioplan f2.9/50 lens will be available in Leica L mount

Source/Copyright: Leica Rumors at May 04 2016 - 04:08 AM (CET)

Meyer-Optik Görlitz announced today that the Trioplan f2.9/50 lens (currently listed on Kickstarter) will also be available for Leica L mount (Leica SL and Leica T cameras). For more information on the company and this project, check out this interview with Dr. Prenzel from Meyer-Optik-Görlitz. The full press release can be found here. Lens specifications: Optical Construction: […] Related posts: Meyer-Optik-Görlitz will make a Trimagon 95mm f/2.6 lens for Leica M mount Two new lenses for Leica M mount launched on Kickstarter New Voigtländer 12mm F5.6 lens for M-mount

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Leica SL voted best premium camera at 2016 TIPA awards

Source/Copyright: Leica Rumors at May 04 2016 - 03:29 AM (CET)

Leica SL voted Best Premium Camera at 2016 TIPA Awards Leica Camera today announced that the Leica SL mirrorless camera system has been honoured as 'Best Premium Camera' in the 2016 TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) Awards. Launched in October 2015, the Leica SL was selected by an international jury of editors from leading photographic […] Related posts: Leica Q is the winner of the EISA European Premium Compact Camera Award for 2015-2016 Leica M type 240 wins TIPA’s Best Professional Camera award 2016 Leica Oskar Barnack Awards to open in 40 days

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Leica to exhibit "Alex Webb: Selections" at Photo London

Source/Copyright: Leica Rumors at May 04 2016 - 03:16 AM (CET)

Leica partners with Photo London 2016 Iconic camera company to exhibit 'Alex Webb: Selections' - a vivid cultural documentary captured in vibrant colour street photography - at the second edition of the prestigious London photographic fair Leica Camera AG today announced that it has become an Official Partner of the second annual Photo London fair, […] Related posts: Leica & Magnum: “Photographs from the Streets of Chicago” by Alex Webb Free e-book on street photography by Alex Coghe Leica Camera puts photography into focus at Art Basel

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Nikon D5 now in stock (CF and XQD versions) *UPDATED*

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at May 04 2016 - 12:40 AM (CET)

For the first time the Nikon D5 DSLR camera (CF version) is in stock at B&H, Amazon and Adorama. The XQD version is still not available and is currently selling for premium prices. Update: Nikon D5 XQD versions is now also in stock at Amazon: Related posts: Nikon D4 now in stock at J&R, OneCall (UPDATED) Nikon Coolpix A camera now shipping, currently in stock *UPDATED* Nikon P6000 in stock now

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Feature Shoot announces Emerging Photography Award winners

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 04 2016 - 12:36 AM (CET)

$(document).ready(function() { SampleGalleryV2({"containerId":"embeddedSampleGallery_1073019103","galleryId":"1073019103","isEmbeddedWidget":true,"standalone":false,"selectedImageIndex":0,"startInCommentsView":false,"isMobile":false}) }); Feature Shoot has announced five winners in its 2016 Emerging Photographer Awards. Now in its second year, the awards hope to help jumpstart the careers of budding photographers, and entries are accepted from around the world. The five winners' photos will be exhibited at United Photo Industries in Brooklyn next month. Each winning photographer also receives $500 cash, a Lomo'Instant Montenegro Camera and a Cecilia camera strap. Take a look at some of the winning images above, and learn more about the competition at emergingphotographyawards.com. Press release: Developed: Five Emerging PhotographersOpening: June 2, 2016? 6:00-9:00 PMUnited Photo Industries16 Main St, #B, DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York Spanning the globe and various genres within the medium, Developed: Five Emerging Photographers highlights some of the most surprising and excellent work produced by rising stars within the photographic world. New York - April 28, 2016 Feature Shoot is proud to present the Second Annual Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards exhibition, showcasing the work of five diverse and exceptional fine art, documentary, and portrait photographers from around the world. The Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards are given annually to a set of photographers whose voices are unique. The prize and subsequent exhibition, featuring five artworks from each winning artist, are geared not only towards jumpstarting the careers of promising new photographers but also towards contributing to fresh and forwardthinking discourse within the international photographic community. This year, our jury of leading industry experts - Jessie Wender, Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic Magazine? Sarah Sudhoff, photographer and Director/Owner at Capsule Gallery? Kevin Wy Lee, photographer and Founder of Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA)? Liz Lapp, curator and Content Manager at Yahoo - selected five photographers from an estimated 1,000 submissions. The exhibiting photographers will be Marlena Waldthausen, Camille Michel, Mariya Kozhanova, Lissa Rivera, and Kimberly Witham. Marlena Waldthausen was chosen for her intimate series Brothers, chronicling the lives and close relationship between two deaf twins, one of whom is also entirely blind, living in Germany.  Camille Michel's series The Last Men tells the ancient tale of the Inuit fishermen of Uummannaq, Greenland, who are gradually losing their ties to the land in an increasingly globalized community.  Mariya Kozhanova focuses her lens on Russian youth, who in a precarious political climate, have clung to and become a part of the Japanese subculture of anime cosplay. Lissa Rivera was selected for Beautiful Boy, a series confronting gender roles and aesthetics, made in collaboration with her romantic partner after he told her about his habit of donning women's clothes in college. Kimberly Witham's winning project On Ripeness and Rot takes inspiration from Dutch Golden Age paintings, incorporating fresh fruit and roadkill to create beautiful and disarming still lifes that speak to mortality, loss, and rebirth.

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May 3, 2016

Canon offers 13 months free CarePAK PLUS protection on select DSLRs and lenses

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at May 03 2016 - 11:32 PM (CET)

Canon USA offers a free 13 months CarePAK PLUS protection on select gear (see below). How it works: Step 1: Purchase one of the products below between May 1, 2016 and July 30, 2016. Step 2: Register your product within 30 Days of your…

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Samyang announces 14mm F2.8 and 50mm F1.4 autofocus FE lenses

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 03 2016 - 10:50 PM (CET)

Samyang Optics has announced its first autofocus lenses. The 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC and 50mm F1.4 AS IF UMC will be offered in Sony's E-mount and are designed to cover a full-frame sensor. With a robust metal housing, each lens will be able to utilize phase detection AF as well as contrast detection, and will offer 67mm filter threads. The 14mm F2.8 and 50mm F1.4 will be available in July 2016; no price is given yet. Keep an eye on Samyang's Facebook page and website for more information. Press release: May 3rd, 2016, Seoul, Korea - The global optics brand, Samyang Optics (http://www.samyanglensglobal.com) today announced the long-awaited launch of two autofocus lenses: 14mm F2.8 and 50mm F1.4 lenses for Sony E mount Mirrorless cameras with full frame sensor size. The new 14mm and 50mm are the widest and brightest lenses in their class and offer superb quality images to photographers. This launching expands the boundaries of Samyang Optics photo lens line-up from manual focus only, to now include autofocus lenses. Optimised Optical Design as Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Lens Both 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC and 50mm F1.4 AS IF UMC are specifically designed to work in harmony with full frame mirrorless cameras in Sony E mount. The flow of light is devised based on the uniqueness of the distance from glass to sensor in mirrorless cameras to create optimal performance. Along with portability of mirrorless lenses, the 14mm F2.8 and 50mm F1.4 are compatible with full frame sensors to deliver the wideness and sharpness of image to photographers. The 67mm filter diameter brings the maximum amount of light into the lens to create the best work of light in photography. The 14mm F2.8 is the widest angle available in the market and the F1.4 of 50mm and F2.8 of 14mm apertures are by far the brightest of full frame mirrorless lenses, offering a beautiful bokeh effect and the best quality images under various exposure conditions. Based on Samyang Optics' exceptional optical technology, aspherical lenses have been included in both lenses to minimise aberration and unnecessary light dispersion, delivering high resolution from the centre to the corners of the image. AF Performance and Ergonomic Design Based on Class-Leading Technology These new products will be the first autofocus lenses in over 40 years of Samyang's class-leading core optics technologies. Samyang has captured the essence of world leading image technology with their manual focus lenses and reinterpreted it into autofocus lenses. Photographers now can enjoy the prime manual lens image quality and autofocus lens. These new 14mm F2.8 and 50mm F1.4 are compatible with both phase detect and contrast detect sensors to operate fast and accurate focus detection. The 67mm filter diameter is also the result of years of R&D for best handling, by adding stability to the photo-taking experience. Also the minimal and sleek design and metal-housing solidify the build quality with the internal focus system. These two new autofocus lenses from Samyang Optics will be exhibited at the Photo & Imaging 2016 Show in Seoul, South Korea. The lenses will be globally available from July 2016. Further details, pricing and availability will follow.

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Peak Design launches smaller 'Everyday Messenger 13' bag

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 03 2016 - 09:36 PM (CET)

$(document).ready(function() { SampleGalleryV2({"containerId":"embeddedSampleGallery_9158310248","galleryId":"9158310248","isEmbeddedWidget":true,"standalone":false,"selectedImageIndex":0,"startInCommentsView":false,"isMobile":false}) }); Peak Design has launched a more compact version of its Everyday Messenger bag designed to hold a 13" laptop. The bag maintains the same Everyday Messenger design, but offers it in a lighter 42oz/1.2kg (versus 47oz/1.33kg) package with two FlexFold dividers instead of three. The Everyday Messenger 13 has a 6L to 14L capacity, whereas the original bag -- now called the Everyday Messenger 15 -- has an 8L to 18L capacity and room for a 15" laptop. Though perhaps better suited for smaller mirrorless kits, the Everyday Messenger 13 can accommodate up to a full-frame DSLR with three lenses and assorted accessories. Other Everyday Messenger 13 features include a MagLatch, a pair of dedicated Capture clip attachment points, a front access panel, upper zipper, 2" padded shoulder strap, removable waist strap, a tablet sleeve that is separate from the dedicated laptop pocket, a pair of side pockets, Hypalon-reinforced and bar-tacked stress points, a waxed outer shell, and water-resistant exterior zippers. The Everyday Messenger 13 is priced at $219.95, and the Everyday Messenger 15 is priced at $249.95. Both are available now through Peak Design's website. Peak Design Everyday Messenger 15 Review

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Cheap :: Fuji X-T1 for just $699 (Grey Market – 1-Year Seller Warranty) + Discount on Instax Sheets!

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at May 03 2016 - 06:49 PM (CET)

X-T1 Deals eBay knows it: the X-T1 is ready for retirement! That’s why US-seller electronicvalley is selling it . You can also go for the . These are Grey Import Models, but are covered by a 1 year seller warranty.…

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2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 03 2016 - 06:00 PM (CET)

While most of new 1" sensor enthusiast cameras have been on the shorter end of the focal length spectrum, there are now quite a few long zoom models, as well. Whether you want something pocketable or want to shoot for the moon (pun intended), you'll find it in this group. There are plenty of other long zoom compacts out there, some offering focal ranges reaching 2000mm though they almost always use much smaller 1/2.3" sensors (the Olympus Stylus 1s is one exception). The cameras in this roundup eclipse those models, especially when it comes to image quality and control over depth-of-field. The models we're looking at in this article include: Canon PowerShot G3 X Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (coming soon) The cameras that have the shortest zoom are arguably the most robust, feature-wise: the Sony Cyber-shot RX10 twins. (The RX10 Mark III, which will cover soon, has a significantly longer lens.) The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 is likely the best travel zoom ever, offering a good balance of size and zoom power, while the Canon PowerShot G3 X and Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 swing for the fences in terms of zoom power. To further help you pick the right camera in this class, we've created the chart below, which breaks down the equivalent aperture for each camera, as you work your way through the zoom range. Our article here explains the concept of equivalence, but at a high level all you need to know is that the lower the line is on the graph below, the blurrier the backgrounds you'll be able to get and typically, though not always, the better the overall low-light performance. This graph plots equivalent focal length against equivalent aperture - with both axes taking sensor size into account so that they can be compared on a common basis. Equivalent focal lengths offer the same field-of-view and equivalent apertures give the same depth-of-field and similar total light capture. For more information, click here. With its constant aperture (F2.8) lens, the Sony Cyber-shot RX10 I/II capture more total light and offers more control over depth-of-field compared to its peers, by 1 or 2 stops. The trade-off is that its focal length caps out at 200mm equiv. The Canon PowerShot G3 X has the longest lens, but it reaches its maximum aperture (F5.6) at around 200mm equiv., putting it 1 stop behind the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000, which tops out at F4. And with that out of the way, let's get right into exploring the enthusiast long zoom cameras!

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Save big on Sandisk memory cards

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at May 03 2016 - 03:51 PM (CET)

Adorama has special discounts on select Sandisk memory cards. Click here to see all memory cards on offer. All items ship free. Offer expires 5/14. SanDisk Extreme Compact Flash Memory Cards (Transfer Speed Up to 120MB/s) 2-Pack of 16GB at $49.95…

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Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 03 2016 - 02:00 PM (CET)

Nikon's flagship APS-C line got a long-awaited update in the D500. And as far as updates go, it's an impressive one: its 20.9MP sensor, 10 fps continuous shooting, 153-point AF system and 4K video shooting make it something of a DX-format D5. Our initial studio test results have been very encouraging, so we were eager to follow them up with plenty of real-world shooting. Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery

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EXCLUSIVE IMAGES :: Detailed View of the Fujifilm X-T2 Vertical Battery Grip! :: 2 batteries + “Turbo Boost”!

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at May 03 2016 - 12:26 PM (CET)

An anonymous source shared the image of the Fujifilm X-T2 vertical battery grip (VG-XT2) via email (sharing images via rumor box is a new feature… don’t hesitate to use it ? ) Trusted sources confirm that the images are real.…

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Shooting the Aurora Borealis handheld with a 4M ISO Canon ME20F-SH camera

Source/Copyright: CanonWatch at May 03 2016 - 07:35 AM (CET)

This is not the first Aurora Borealis video shot with the Canon ME20F-SH and posted by Aurora Skycam, though I think this one is more impressing. The ME20F-SH was used, a special full-frame Canon camera that goes up to ISO…

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Sony posts significant imaging division income gains in 2015 financial year-end report

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 03 2016 - 12:38 AM (CET)

There's plenty of bad news going around the camera industry lately. Companies once flush with cash from compact camera sales are now struggling to keep sales even. But despite the downward trend on a lot of camera manufacturers' books, Sony is coming through with some positive numbers. In its latest year-end financial report, the company boasts a 30.4 billion yen increase in operating income for its imaging products division, despite a 1.7% year-on-year decrease in sales. It's a familiar story - Sony attributes the gain in income to a more favorable mix of high-value products, no doubt including its full-frame mirrorless line and premium RX-series compacts. Cost-reduction measures are also cited as contributing to the income gains. And though the upward trend is no doubt good for Sony, those numbers aren't quite as impressive as they seem at first glance. The imaging division's 2014 figures were hit by significant restructuring charges, bringing down the bottom line by 7.3 billion yen by the end of the year. Even taking into account last year's mark-down, Sony has put up some very strong numbers for its imaging products in 2015's financial year.

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May 2, 2016

New for May: free battery grip with the Nikon D610, D750 and D810

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at May 02 2016 - 10:10 PM (CET)

For the month of May Nikon introduced a new deal: you can get a free battery grip when you purchase a new Nikon D610, D750 or D810 camera. The Nikon lenses price drop is till active, the Nikon 1 rebates remain unchanged, more discounts can be found here. Related posts: D610 now comes with a free MB-D14 battery grip and other Nikon deals *UPDATED* Nikon MB-D16 battery grip for D750 finally in stock Nikon MB-D16 battery grip for D750 finally shipping in the US

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Fujifilm facilities resume some production following Kumamoto earthquakes

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 02 2016 - 09:01 PM (CET)

Fujifilm is slowly but surely bringing a key subsidiary's production facilities back online after earthquakes forced a shut down, and expects to be back at full production by the end of May. In a statement issued today, Fujifilm confirmed that trial operations began on April 23 at the facilities and were ultimately successful. Barring any further problems, the company anticipates being back at pre-earthquake production levels by the end of this month. Fujifilm Kyusyu Co., Ltd operates the facilities that were impacted by the earthquakes that struck Japan's Kumamoto prefecture on April 16. These facilities are responsible for manufacturing a key component of LCD panels. A few days after the event, the company announced that operations in the area would be stopped while assessments were performed. None of the facilities were found to be seriously damaged, but at the time the company said it hadn't yet decided when operations would restart, and that it would hold a trial run on April 23 and 24. Inspections of warehouse stock are still underway; as of April 19, Fujifilm says it has been shipping out products that pass inspections. 'Fujifilm Kyusyu is doing its utmost to resume all operations,' says the company; the rate at which it does so is determined in part by the number and intensity of aftershocks.

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There will be NO new Zeiss lens announcement next week!

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at May 02 2016 - 08:40 PM (CET)

There will be a Zeiss announcement next week. Some sites are saying it will be about a new lens… and some even think there will be new Fuji X mount lenses. I’m sorry folks, but our friends from mirrorlessrumors say…

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Friendly Rebel: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D samples

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 02 2016 - 08:33 PM (CET)

Canon's latest entry-level Rebel DSLR does what all of its entry-level offerings do best: provide only the basic level of controls and features in a beginner-friendly and cost-conscious body. The Canon EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) continues the tradition with an 18MP APS-C sensor, 9-point AF system, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC and 1080p HD video. See how it performs under a variety of conditions in our real-world shooting. Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D real-world sample gallery

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Gariz launches Fujifilm X-Pro2 Half Cases… & more Half Cases for your X-Pro2!

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at May 02 2016 - 07:26 PM (CET)

Gariz just launched the Fujifilm X-Pro2 half cases (via facebook) A selection of X-Pro2 half cases at the Fuji X Forum here. rnss Thumbs up15 Love8 Joy10 Surprised9 Sad7 Angry10 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Whatsapp

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Leica M-D Typ 262 pre-order links, shipping starts this week

Source/Copyright: Leica Rumors at May 02 2016 - 07:16 PM (CET)

Many of our sponsors already have the new Leica M-D Typ 262 camera listed for pre-order (shipping will start later this week): B&H Adorama Leica Store Miami Leica Store San Francisco Leica Boutique Palm Beach Tamarkin Classic Connection Leica Boutique PRA Perth (Australia) Reddotcameras (UK) RangeFinder (Hong Kong) Broadway Camera (Canada) The waiting list at B&H and Adorama should be […] Related posts: Leica SL Typ 601 camera now available for pre-order New Leica store to open in Hong Kong Leica M Typ 262 camera pre-order options

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Leica galleries donating all profits from Lenny Kravitz Flash exhibit

Source/Copyright: Leica Rumors at May 02 2016 - 06:17 PM (CET)

Leica Galleries Donating All Profits From Lenny Kravitz - FLASH Exhibit to 100Cameras to Help Empower Children to Create Change Through Art Nonprofit Organization 100Cameras to Receive $25,000 to Help Marginalized Youth Turn Their Photographic Stories Into Art for Sale The Leica Galleries, Lenny Kravitz, Berlin-based art advisor and international agent Reiner Opoku and Ostlicht Gallery in […] Related posts: Lenny Kravitz “Flash” exhibition opening (video) Leica Portrait: Lenny Kravitz – Flash Lenny Kravitz is coming out with a new book called “Flash”

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The Leica Cine Discovery Prize will be awarded in Cannes on May 19th

Source/Copyright: Leica Rumors at May 02 2016 - 06:13 PM (CET)

   On 19 May, the Leica Cine Discovery Prize will be awarded in Cannes During La Semaine de la Critique - part of the Festival de Cannes 2016 - Leica will be awarding its Cine Discovery Prize to newcomers in the world of short films. Leica Camera AG is an official partner of La Semaine de la […] Related posts: The “Leica 100” film won the Grand Prix prize at the 2015 Cannes Lions festival Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2015: cash prize for the winner has been raised to 25,000 Euros CW Sonderoptic announced new Leica M-PL mount converter

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New Zeiss lens teaser #enterZEISS

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at May 02 2016 - 04:02 PM (CET)

Zeiss has a new teaser on their Facebook page for three new lenses. At least one of them looks like a DSLR lens - maybe this will be the previously rumored Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar. The official announcement will be next week. Stay tuned for more details. Last year Zeiss discontinued their DSLR lenses […] Related posts: Zeiss to announce 6 new Milvus lenses for Nikon DSLR cameras Zeiss just discontinued some of their DSLR lenses (ZF/ZF.2) Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 1.4/55 lens: "the best fast 50mm ever"

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POLL: Which X-mount Lenses do You Use the Most (max. 2 selections)?

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at May 02 2016 - 12:14 PM (CET)

*Fujifilm Reads You! See the original FujiRumors Poll, that Fujfiilm used in an official presentation to the Press MOST SOLD LENS Vs. FAVORITE LENS Vs. MOST USED LENS I recently told you in the “FR-birthday Quiz“, that the is Fuji’s…

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Weekly Nikon news flash #365

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at May 02 2016 - 07:07 AM (CET)

     -> This B+W UV-PRO Premium device should prevent lens and camera fungus (available for Nikon F mount at Amazon, eBay and DigitalRev). -> The Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens for Nikon F-mount is now $120 off with 10% back in rewards. -> The Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens is now $100 […] Related posts: Weekly Nikon news flash #242 Weekly Nikon news flash #359 Weekly Nikon news flash #186

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Impact of the Earthquake in Kumamoto Prefecture on the operations of FUJIFILM Corporation

Source/Copyright: Fuji Rumors at May 02 2016 - 06:54 AM (CET)

FUJIFILM Corporation expresses its sincerest sympathies and deepest condolences to the people affected by the recent series of earthquakes centered in the Kumamoto region in Japan. FUJIFILM Kyusyu Co., Ltd., located in Kikuyo-cho, Kumamoto, has been working toward the resumption…

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NikonRumors.com is 8 years old today

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at May 02 2016 - 03:51 AM (CET)

NikonRumors is turning 8 years old today. I started this blog back on May 1st, 2008 and have been posting almost daily ever since. Today the blog has 4,644 posts and 429,249 comments: Here is a flashback on how the blog looked back in the days: A quick reminder on how you can follow NikonRumors: Facebook […] Related posts: NikonRumors is 7 years old today How to follow NikonRumors How to follow NikonRumors

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May 1, 2016

Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for April 2016

Source/Copyright: Leica Rumors at May 01 2016 - 06:32 PM (CET)

         These are the top 10 most visited LeicaRumors posts for April, 2016: This is the Leica M-D Typ 262 camera New rumors: Leica M-D to be announced in early May, priced above the M Typ 262 model Leica M-D Typ 262 camera is coming for sure Some clarifications on the size of the Leica M-D […] Related posts: Leica with record sales, increased revenue for the 2015/2016 fiscal year Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for February 2016 Top 10 LeicaRumors posts for March 2016

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Top 10 NikonRumors posts for April 2016

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at May 01 2016 - 06:20 PM (CET)

        These are the top 10 most visited NikonRumors posts for April, 2016: First Nikon D500 reviews and sample photos Nikon D500 updates (part 2) What to expect next from Nikon The Nikon D800 in The Highlands (Scotland) Trinidad Carnival: Shooting with the Nikon D7100 (could be NSFW) Nikon D500 updates New Nikon D750 ERR […] Related posts: Top 10 NikonRumors posts for March 2016 Top 10 NikonRumors posts for April 2014 Top 10 NikonRumors posts for February 2016

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Accessory Review: Peak Design Slide Camera Sling strap

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at May 01 2016 - 02:00 PM (CET)

Peak Design Slide Camera Sling$59/£45 | www.peakdesign.com | Buy Now I admit, I'm generally not much of a camera strap user. Oh sure, I have a few straps, but they tend to be utilitarian affairs more there for emergencies or #dadlife convenience ('What do you mean your feet hurt and I have to carry you the rest of the way through the zoo?'). Even when I was in the thick of my years as a working pro, I tended to work out of a bag far more often than I worked off my shoulder. That said, shoulder straps have a lot going for them. They protect your camera from accidental drops, allow you to use both hands without putting your camera away, provide a way to keep multiple bodies at hand and the ease of access they offer cuts down on shots missed because you were digging your camera out of a bag or pack. So when I was asked to take a look at the Slide sling strap from Peak Design, I figured it was time to give straps another try. Specifications Maximum Length: 145cm/57in Minimum Length: 99cm/39in

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Apr 30, 2016

Let's take a look: Canon PowerShot G16 iFixit disassembly guide

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 30 2016 - 02:00 PM (CET)

Canon PowerShot G16 iFixit disassembly guide Before Sony ever put a 1"-type sensor in a compact, there was the Canon PowerShot G series. If you wanted extensive controls without all the weight of a DSLR, the G-series compacts were where you looked. The PowerShot G16 was the last in that line, sporting a 12MP 1/1.7" sensor before Canon ushered in a series of 1" compacts with a similar form factor. The G16 may be gone from retailer's shelves, but it is not forgotten. It's also the subject of a recently published iFixit disassembly guide. The good people at iFixit publish product-specific disassembly guides, written to help common folk make simple repairs to their own electronic devices. They're also an easy way to peek inside a modern digital camera without voiding your warranty. This week, we look inside the Canon PowerShot G16. See the Canon PowerShot G16 iFixit disassembly guide See the iFixit's Canon PowerShot G16 repair guide Canon PowerShot G16 iFixit disassembly guide The first disassembly step (after taking the battery out, of course) is an easy one. The G16 offers an accessory attachment point around the lens, which is covered when not in use by a metal ring. Pressing the button on the front panel next to the lens frees the ring. Canon PowerShot G16 iFixit disassembly guide Next comes the removal of the screws. Many screws. Including this one hiding next to the viewfinder... Canon PowerShot G16 iFixit disassembly guide ...And another tucked next to the ports.  Canon PowerShot G16 iFixit disassembly guide With the first round of screws removed the back chassis can be removed from the body, revealing just a peek at the motherboard.  Canon PowerShot G16 iFixit disassembly guide The front panel can also be carefully removed... Canon PowerShot G16 iFixit disassembly guide ...And after removing another screw, the port cover is ready to go. Canon PowerShot G16 iFixit disassembly guide This ribbon cable on the back panel connects the buttons to the motherboard, and can be carefully removed. Canon PowerShot G16 iFixit disassembly guide The button circuit board comes free with the removal of a couple of tiny screws, revealing a cable connecting the motherboard to the LCD. Got your spudger handy? Canon PowerShot G16 iFixit disassembly guide In order to free the cables you'll need to lift this little tab. A spudger is just the tool for the job. Canon PowerShot G16 iFixit disassembly guide And with that, the LCD is free. Canon PowerShot G16 iFixit disassembly guide The copper shield (likely for heat dissipation) can be removed.  Canon PowerShot G16 iFixit disassembly guide More screws are removed, freeing the viewfinder casing. Canon PowerShot G16 iFixit disassembly guide With the metal shield removed, the network of cables underneath is revealed. The ribbon highlighted here connects the top panel with the motherboard and will need to be removed from the motherboard with the trusty ol' spudger. Canon PowerShot G16 iFixit disassembly guide The top panel is ready to go once it's free of its connections to the motherboard.  Canon PowerShot G16 iFixit disassembly guide Lose a few more cable connections and the motherboard is ready for removal. Canon PowerShot G16 iFixit disassembly guide The front lens covering is next to go after the five screws connecting it to the front plate are removed. Canon PowerShot G16 iFixit disassembly guide At this point there't not much camera left, and the lens module can be removed from the rest of the housing with one last screw removed. Canon PowerShot G16 iFixit disassembly guide But why stop at removing the lens? The viewfinder can be taken right off the top of the lens assembly. Canon PowerShot G16 iFixit disassembly guide A few more odd screws removed and that's it - the Canon PowerShot G16 is reduced to its bare bones. 

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Apr 29, 2016

MacPhun launches Filters for Photos free app for Mac users

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 29 2016 - 10:01 PM (CET)

Software developer MacPhun has announced a new app for Mac OSX users that comes with 30 photo filter effects, and which is being offered as a free download. The Filters for Photos application can be downloaded as an extension to Apple's own Photos program or as a standalone product. It provides one-click effects in a similar way to Instagram, and comes with sketch, oil painting, color tones, black and white, and grain styles - among others. Once applied the filters can be down-played and adjusted according the characteristics of that effect, and users can apply multiple filters to a single image. When finished, filtered images can be exported directly to social media or other MacPhun and Adobe software programs, or they can be saved to the hard drive. Filters for Photos can be downloaded from: macphun.com/filtersforphotos. Press release: Macphun's new extension for Photos makes Photos for Mac more creative and fun Filters for Photos adds 30 creative photo filters, and is available for free Macphun, a leading photography software developer has today launched a new free app, Filters for Photos. The new software works as a Photos for Mac extension, as well as standalone software? it gives users the ability to add sketch, analog, vintage, and many other filters to their photos in a single click. The software is the next step in Macphun's continued support for Photos for Mac. Macphun was the first software developer to launch the Photos extensions in September, 2015. And now all the bestselling Macphun apps work as extensions (Aurora HDR, Intensify, Tonality, Snapheal, Noiseless). About Filters for PhotosFilters for Photos is available as a free download exclusively from the Macphun Store. It introduces 30 creative filters to suit every hobby photographers' style? from sketch to oil painting, vintage to rainbow palette. Users can adjust and tweak every filter, plus apply the filters to a certain part of the photo, quickly export their creations to other photo editors, or share via the social media and email. Apple Photos for Mac is the default photoediting software for every Mac user, and Macphun aim to accelerate the user experience with this exciting new extension. There are 8 default filters in Photos for OS X with limited styles. Filters for Photos by Macphun is changing that. In addition to 30 new filters, users will be able to: Selectively apply filters with the custom brush Preview all the changes in real time Adjust and tune filters Mix filters, creating new creative styles Export to social media Export to other photo software by Adobe, Apple and Macphun Why Filters For Photos?Macphun have introduced Filters For Photos in response to the popularity of oneclick presets and filters in Macphun's other software. FX Photo Studio by Macphun (available for both iOS and Mac OS) features over 170 different filters? it has over 2 million monthly active users, and a total of over 25 million downloads. Over 65% of people, who use Aurora HDR, Intensify and Tonality, use oneclick presets to give their photos the necessary look in no time. So there's definitely a high demand for editing tools that allow a quick change of the look of the photo. Filters for Photos integrates with the Photos for Mac user experience, and helps more people be creative with their photography, without spending anything. Filters for Photos is available as a free download from macphun.com/filtersforphotos

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Getty accuses Google of anti-competition practices, files complaint in EU

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 29 2016 - 08:40 PM (CET)

Ian Walton / Getty Images Getty Images, one of the largest photo agencies in the world, has filed a complaint with the European Union's Competition Commission because Google won't budge on making high resolution photographs freely available from its Images search engine. Getty says that as users can see images in high resolution via the results window in Google Images there is no incentive for searchers to click through to the owner's website. Getty maintains that the practice of showing searched images at high resolution deprives websites of traffic, while also making it easier for Google users to download and use images without paying a license fee to the copyright owner. In an open letter posted on the Getty Image's website, the companys General Counsel, Yoko Miyashita, says 'Our complaint focuses specifically on changes made to Google Images in 2013, which have impacted the competitiveness of our business by siphoning off traffic and promoting piracy - to the detriment of the 200,000 contributors who rely on us to earn a living. On a broader scale, this has impacted the interests of content creators around the world, allowing Google not only to profit from their work, but also to reinforce its role as the internet's dominant search engine and thus maintain its monopoly power.' The changes Miyashita mentions, that were made in January 2013, are those which saw Google shift from serving searchers a thumbnail sized image to allowing users to see and download full-sized images. The service even allows users to specify the size of image they want to see. Getty argues 'Once an image is displayed in high-resolution, large format, it is immediately consumed - there's very little reason to go see it somewhere else. This format change immediately diverted traffic away from Getty Images, and from the websites of Getty Images' customers and those of other image creators, deterring users from leaving Google's platform to engage with content through legitimate sources. This, in turn, negatively impacts content creators' ability to monetize users' interest through licensing and advertising, and reduces the level of reinvestment available for the creation of new content.' Getty says it has been in talks with Google for three years, but that Google's attitude has been that image creators should either accept the search engine's terms or opt-out of image search. Getty says it is fighting to protect its interests and those of its contributors, but also to protect the entire image-making industry. Getty's complaint is part of a wider investigation of Google by the European Competition Commission in which the search giant faces questions about restrictive practices in the way it serves search results as well as the compulsory apps that come with devices using the Android operating system. For more information, and to read Yoko Miyashita's open letter, see the Advocacy page on the Getty Images website.  Press release: Getty Images to file competition law complaint against Google Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, will today file a competition law complaint against Google Inc. with the European Commission. The complaint follows on from Getty Images' submission in June 2015, when it joined as an interested third party in support of the European Commission's existing investigation into Google's anti-competitive business practices.  The Commission's current proceedings against Google are wide-reaching, with Google accused of distorting search results in favour of its own services. This affects a myriad of industries, from media companies like Getty Images, to comparison shopping and travel websites. Just last week, a further set of proceedings were issued against the search engine, to address Google's business practices around its Android mobile operating system. Getty Images' complaint focuses specifically on changes made in 2013 to Google Images, the image search functionality of Google, which has not only impacted Getty Images' image licensing business, but content creators around the world, by creating captivating galleries of high-resolution, copyrighted content. Because image consumption is immediate, once an image is displayed in high-resolution, large format, there is little impetus to view the image on the original source site. These changes have allowed Google to reinforce its role as the internet's dominant search engine, maintaining monopoly over site traffic, engagement data and advertising spend. This has also promoted piracy, resulting in widespread copyright infringement, turning users into accidental pirates. Getty Images' General Counsel, Yoko Miyashita says: 'Getty Images represents over 200,000 photojournalists, content creators and artists around the world who rely on us to protect their ability to be compensated for their work. Google's behavior is adversely affecting not only our contributors, but the lives and livelihoods of artists around the word - present and future. By standing in the way of a fair marketplace for images, Google is threatening innovation, and jeopardizing artists' ability to fund the creation of important future works. Artists need to earn a living in order to sustain creativity and licensing is paramount to this; however, this cannot happen if Google is siphoning traffic and creating an environment where it can claim the profits from individuals' creations as its own.' Miyashita continues: 'Getty Images believes that images have the power to move the world by spurring action and driving change. It is key that these issues with Google are addressed and that the dominant search engine in Europe leads users to legitimate sources for imagery, rather than creating an environment that benefits Google alone. A fair marketplace will allow photographers to continue to capture the ground-breaking imagery that informs and impacts the world every day.' Getty Images firmly supports a more image-rich, digital world, but one that recognizes and remunerates the content creators who create this imagery. In 2014, Getty Images launched its embed tool, which revolutionized the visual content industry by making imagery available for easy, legal sharing at no cost for non-commercial use. This embed functionality provides consumers with an easy, legal alternative to the 'right click,' an alternative that ensures the content creator is appropriately credited for their work and that the image is clearly traceable to Getty Images in the event that a user wishes to license the image for a commercial purpose. Visit Where We Stand  to learn more about how Getty Images is working with policy makers and industry groups to defend intellectual property and ensure a fair marketplace for content creators.

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Sony patents contact lens camera with blink-triggered shutter

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 29 2016 - 07:46 PM (CET)

Sony has patented a contact lens that comes with an integrated miniature camera module and all its components, such as image sensor, lens, processor, storage and even a wireless module to transfer images to a smartphone or other connected device. The camera is triggered by a "conscious" eyelid aperture and closure. A sensor measures the pressure of your eyelid, and other settings such as aperture and zoom can be controlled via eyelid movement as well. A display unit allows you to view captured images directly on the lens. The patent document says the following about the camera module: "The image pickup unit includes, for example, a lens system including the image pickup lens, an aperture stop, a zoom lens, a focus lens, and the like, a drive system that causes the lens system to perform focusing operation and zooming operation." There is even a digital image stabilization system to counteract image blur caused by motion of the eyeball. Google and Samsung have filed for similar patents before but with its range of controls the Sony variant is, at least on paper, the most advanced so far. It's impossible to know if a product like this will ever hit the market but if it does, it's certain to raise even more privacy concerns than Google Glass at the time. You can read the full document here.  Via: Sony Alpha Rumors | Via: PetaPixel

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New firmware updates for Leica M/M-P Typ 240, Typ 262, Monochrom Typ 246 released

Source/Copyright: Leica Rumors at Apr 29 2016 - 07:40 PM (CET)

Today Leica announced firmware updates for the following cameras: Leica M/M-P (Typ 240): Firmware Version 2.0.3.0 Leica M (Typ 262): Firmware Version 1.0.0.6 Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246): Firmware Version 1.0.1.0 Lust of new improvements in the latest firmware update: Prevents the camera controls from becoming unresponsive after a series of continuous burst images fills the […] Related posts: New firmware updates released for Leica M8, M9, M9-P, M-E, Monochrom, M and M-P cameras Leica D-Lux 4 firmware v2.10 released Firmware 2.005 for Leica M8 & M8.2 now available online

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2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 29 2016 - 02:00 PM (CET)

The enthusiast compact market has exploded over the last couple of years, with almost every manufacturer offering a product with a 1"-type sensors. Most of those cameras are small (and sometimes pocketable) and feature fast (but short) lenses. They also vary in terms of design, control points, video specs and whether they have an EVF, so you'll have some decisions to make. In this roundup, we'll try to help. Here are the cameras that we'll be covering in this article: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Canon PowerShot G5 X Canon PowerShot G7 X Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II (coming soon) Canon PowerShot G9 X Fujifilm X30 Fujifilm XQ2 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV As mentioned above, the majority of offerings in this category utilize 1"-type sensor, however two cameras offer even larger sensors. The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is built around the largest sensor of the bunch at 1.5", while the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 uses a slightly smaller Micro Four Thirds chip. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the two Fujifilm options use significantly smaller 2/3" sensors, which is important, because sensor size can be a major indicator of potential - particularly lowlight - image quality. Also, cameras with larger sensors will generally allow for much more control over depth of field. To further help you pick the right camera in this class, we've also created the chart below, which breaks down the equivalent aperture for each camera, as you work your way through the zoom range. Our article here explains the concept of equivalence, but at a high level all you need to know is that the lower the line is on the graph below, the blurrier the backgrounds you'll be able to get and typically, though not always, the better the overall low-light performance. This graph plots equivalent focal length against equivalent aperture - with both axes taking sensor size into account so that they can be compared on a common basis. Equivalent focal lengths offer the same field-of-view and equivalent apertures give the same depth-of-field and similar total light capture. For more information, click here. On the following pages, you'll find what we liked and didn't like about each camera, links to our test scenes for image quality comparisons, and real-world galleries to give you a sense of how each performs outside the lab.

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What to expect next from Nikon?

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 29 2016 - 05:53 AM (CET)

This is an updated list on what could be coming from Nikon in the next few months: Nikon DSLR cameras Nikon D3300 replacement New Df-like camera is rumored for Nikon's 100th anniversary in 2017 Nikon 1  I am still not sure what is the future of the current Nikon mirrorless system. No rumors so far about […] Related posts: What to expect next from Nikon What to expect from Nikon in the next few months What to expect next from Nikon

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Camera Raw 9.5.1, Lightroom updates add Pentax K-1 support

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 29 2016 - 02:36 AM (CET)

Adobe has released updates for ACR as well as standalone and CC versions of Lightroom, providing Raw support for the Pentax K-1 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III. Adobe Camera Raw 9.5.1, Lightroom CC 2015.5.1 and Lightroom 6.5.1 are all available for download and offer some minor bug fixes along with the new camera support. Updates are also available for Adobe DNG Converter for Windows and Mac. Lightroom Mobile for iOS also gets an update. Version 2.3 brings improvements to editing workflow by making it easier to start editing a single photo from the device's camera roll. The latest version is available for iPhones and iPads at the App Store. Bugs Fixed in Camera Raw 9.5.1 EXIF lens name not visible for some camera models. Camera Raw would not launch under Mac OSX 10.7 and 10.8. Errors when using Camera Raw to tone HDR images from Photoshop. This occurred when converting 32-bit files to 16 or 8-bit files. Bugs Fixed in Lightroom CC 2015.5.1 / 6.5.1 Droplets not working as export actions  Issues with incorrect folder permissions.  Please see instructions to help correct user permissions issues. EXIF lens name not visible for some camera models.  Please see instructions to reparse the Lens metadata after installing the update. Focus lost in the keyword panel when navigating to the next image Error when merging to HDR or Panorama from a collapsed stack  Removed dependencies on QuickTime for some video codecs on Windows. Please see https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/quicktime-uninstallation-impact.html for more information

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Padcaster VERSE is a mobile media case for iOS and Android devices

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 29 2016 - 01:01 AM (CET)

A few days ago we wrote about the Helium Core Kickstarter project which aims to turn your iPhone into a full-blown imaging rig with a large number of accessory ports and mounting options. The Padcaster VERSE is the subject of another Kickstarter project and presents a very similar concept. However, it differs from the Helium in some fundamental ways. The original Padcaster was designed a couple of years ago for the iPad Mini but thanks to a universal bracket that is compatible with any phone or tablet up to 5.31 inches, the VERSE is much more (you guessed it) versatile. It works with both Apple iOS and Android devices. While the Helium Core is made from aluminum the Padcaster VERSE is polycarbonate plastic. It comes with twelve ¼-inch threads and five cold shoe mounts, allowing you to mount it to any type of camera support and attach an abundance of accessories such as lights, microphones or teleprompters. Like the Helium Core the Padcaster Verse is targeted at filmmakers, video bloggers, mobile journalists, photographers and other such creatives. Its adjustable mount makes it look like an ideal solution for those who use more than one device or want to be prepared for eventual upgrades. You can secure yourself an early-bird Padcaster VERSE by pledging $50 on the project's Kickstarter page where you'll also find additional information.

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Apr 28, 2016

ON1 Photo RAW, a new non-destructive Raw processor, launches this fall

Source/Copyright: Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) at Apr 28 2016 - 09:57 PM (CET)

ON1, an Oregon-based photography software developer, has announced a combination non-destructive photo editor and Raw processor: ON1 Photo RAW. The application has been built from the ground up to work with modern computers and high-resolution camera systems. The software can open 50MP images 'in a fraction of a second on a standard PC or Mac' according to its maker and performs edits without lag. ON1 has been developing Photo RAW for the past several years, doing so around its ON1 Browse photo browser to eliminate the need for cataloging and importing photos. Along with lag-free processing, it offers features like tagging, rating, adjustments and photo effects. The photo editor includes integrated masking tools, layers, and brushes; effects and adjustments are applied in a non-destructive manner, says ON1.  Several usage options are available with ON1 -- it can be used as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, Corel, as a host app for Google Nik Collection, and as an extension for Apple Photos. ON1 says Photo RAW will support PSD, PSB, PND, DNG, TIF, and JPEG file formats. ON1 Photo RAW is available to pre-order now for ON1 Plus Pro Members; a membership costs $149.99/year, and provides a perpetual license for ON1 applications. Members will receive ON1 Photo RAW first when it launches this fall. A non-membership ON1 Photo RAW purchase option will also be available. Source: ON1 Press release: Announcing the First New RAW Processor in Years, ON1 Photo RAW The Future of RAW Photo Editing - Coming this fall - Includes support for over 800 cameras Portland, OR - April 26, 2016 - ON1, Inc. today announced ON1 Photo RAW, the first all-new RAW processor and non-destructive photo editor to be released in more than a decade. With modern code optimized for today's super-megapixel cameras and high-performance computer graphics systems, Photo RAW will be the world's fastest, most flexible, and easiest-to-use RAW processor and photo editor on the market when it is released this fall. The current class of RAW-based photo editors all have their heritage from the early days of digital photography, when most digital cameras had less than 10 megapixels, and computer processing power was a fraction of that found in modern PCs. When used with today's popular 42- and 50-megapixel cameras, existing programs can often take seconds to render small portions of a RAW image and perform adjustments. Several years in the making, Photo RAW, with its modern RAW processing engine, is tuned for today's sensors and graphics chips. It will open 50-megapixel images in a fraction of a second on a standard PC or Mac, and perform edits in real-time, without slider lag or frustrating waits for redraw. Developed over the last several years, ON1 Photo RAW is built around ON1 Browse, the company's lightning-fast photo browser, and will not require photographers to import and catalog their photos; an often painful and time-consuming process required before editing can begin. ON1 Browse is an integral part of Photo RAW, offering quick and easy ways to tag, rate, make color and tone adjustments, or add effects to their photos. Without catalogs, professionals will be able to make adjustments to photos and fellow colleagues can access and edit where they left off. This combination of a fast photo browser with instantaneous RAW processing will deliver a fluid, streamlined workflow to process any amount of photos all at once. Select one or 101 photos, make a few develop adjustments and all of the photos update automatically in real time. ON1 Photo RAW's instruction-based, non-destructive workflow will also surpass today's RAW processors in other key ways. In addition to customary re-editable adjustments such as exposure, contrast, color, shadows and highlights, Photo RAW will also offer non-destructive effects and portrait retouching, something not present in any photo editor on the market. The complex filters found in ON1 Effects and ON1 Portrait--including Lens Blur, Skin Retouching, Dynamic Contrast, HDR Look and many more--are all available in Photo RAW's non-destructive workflow. The controls found throughout ON1 Photo RAW will also respond in real-time by leveraging modern video cards, using the latest versions of OpenGL and OpenCL. ON1 Photo RAW will include built-in layers, brushes, and advanced masking tools, making it a full RAW processor and complete photo editor in a single app. And, unlike any other photo app, Photo RAW will work the way you want, and where you want. For photographers with established workflows, Photo RAW will work seamlessly as a plug-in for Adobe Lightroom®, Photoshop®, and Corel®; a standalone host app for Google® Nik Collection and other photo editors; or as an extension to Apple® Photos. Common file formats--including JPEG, TIF, PSD, PSB, PND, and DNG--will be supported and will benefit from the speed and performance of the app. Price and Availability ON1 Photo RAW will be available this fall. You can pre-order ON1 Photo RAW today by becoming an ON1 Plus Pro Member at $149.99/yr. Plus Pro members receive a perpetual license for all ON1 apps (not a subscription) and will be the first to receive the app once it becomes available. If you want to purchase ON1 Photo RAW without becoming an ON1 Plus Pro Member, you can submit your email address on the ON1 Photo RAW web page to get the latest news, videos, beta, and pre-order announcements. Owners of previous versions of ON1 Photo will have the option to upgrade to ON1 Photo RAW. The upgrade price will be determined at a later date. There will be special pricing for Photo 10 purchasers. Customers will be notified over the course of the next several months providing their upgrade information.

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Leica M-D Typ 262 camera officially announced

Source/Copyright: Leica Rumors at Apr 28 2016 - 03:10 PM (CET)

The Leica M-D Typ 262 camera is now officially announced. Additional coverage: Leica's website Leica blog entry about the M-D Manual download Pre-order prices: £4,650/EUR5,995/$5,995 Press release: LEICA M-D - THE NEW DIGITAL LEICA RANGEFINDER WITHOUT A MONITOR SCREEN With the Leica M-D (Typ 262), Leica Camera AG adds a further model to the Leica rangefinder […] Related posts: Leica V-Lux 3 camera is now officially announced New Leica M Typ 262 entry level camera officially announced Leica X Vario officially announced

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Leica M-D Typ 262 (L10945) camera now listed also at Red Dot Cameras

Source/Copyright: Leica Rumors at Apr 28 2016 - 12:12 AM (CET)

The Leica M-D Typ 262 camera (L10945) is now listed also at Red Dot Cameras (UK price: £4,650 incl. VAT): The new Leica M-D (Typ 262) is a new M camera variation dedicated to the essence of M: Rangefinder photography. The purest form of the manual digital rangefinder Full mechanic control of all photographic functions […] Related posts: Leica T and M Edition 60 cameras awarded the iF Design Award Leica M Edition 60 camera announced Leica Camera AG takes over Sinar Photography AG, the Swiss manufacturer of view cameras

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Apr 27, 2016

Nikon D500 updates

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 27 2016 - 11:21 PM (CET)

More Nikon D500 updates (see part 1 and part 2): -> Nikon D500 started shipping in the UK and the rest of Europe. -> Nikon NPS published Introducing shooting tips for D500 users. -> Nikon View NX-i and NX-D software updated with D500 support (an install issue got fixed in the latest "a" versions): ViewNX-i & […] Related posts: Nikon D500 updates (part 2) Nikon D5 and D500 updates More Nikon D5 updates

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More Leica M-D Typ 262 camera leaks

Source/Copyright: Leica Rumors at Apr 27 2016 - 05:05 PM (CET)

The next Leica M-D Typ 262 camera leak comes from Meister Camera - no surprises so far, pretty much what I have been reporting for weeks now: The Leica M-D is the first digital special model without display. Purist, classical, timeless. On the back there is only one ISO dial that makes one of the few, […] Related posts: The new Leica V-lux 3 leaks on Leica Russia Did Leica take the idea for the new T camera interface from AppCam? New Leica S medium format camera coming at Photokina with a 40-50MP CMOS sensor and 4k video

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Leica M-D Typ 262 camera specs and pricing

Source/Copyright: Leica Rumors at Apr 27 2016 - 04:53 PM (CET)

Leica Boutique Dresden posted some of the specs and pricing of the upcoming Leica M-D Typ 262 camera on their Facebook page (Google translation): Price: 5.995,00 euro incl. VAT. & shipping (pricing previously reported here) Leica M-Mount with extra sensor for 6-bit encoding Leica M Lens from 16 mm to 135 mm CMOS type, active area approx. […] Related posts: Official Leica X1 specs Photoshop Elements 8 will be included with the Leica V-Lux-20 (plus detailed specs and more pics) Fuji X100 vs. Leica X1 specs comparison

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Just announced: Oberwerth for ??Leica? limited edition ?camera? bag

Source/Copyright: Leica Rumors at Apr 27 2016 - 01:54 PM (CET)

Leica announced a new limited edition Oberwerth ?camera? bag. Only 800 pieces will be produced worldwide. The US price for the bag is $995 and pre-orders are currently open at the Leica Store Miami. Additional information: Leica Camera is pleased to introduce the camera bag set, 'Oberwerth for Leica'. Limited to 800 units worldwide, each […] Related posts: New Leica X2 Yokohama limited edition camera announced in Japan Leica Camera announced new ball head models and SD memory card leather case New: Angelo Pelle leather half case for Leica SL and limited edition braided neck straps

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This B+W UV-PRO Premium device should prevent lens fungus (Leica mount compatible)

Source/Copyright: Leica Rumors at Apr 27 2016 - 01:44 AM (CET)

This B+W UV-PRO Premium device uses UV light to kill bacterias that cause lens fungus and is now available in Leica M mount (can be used for cameras and lenses). Here is a short video demonstrating how it works: Check pricing and availability on Amazon, eBay and DigitalRev (currently available only for Nikon and Canon mounts). More pictures […] Related posts: Rumors: Lomography is working on a new Leica mount lens Leica’s new compact mirrorless system camera: priced between the X1 and M9, compatible with M-mount lenses More Techart Leica M lens to Sony E-mount autofocus adapter demo and hands-on videos

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Apr 26, 2016

New Nikon D750 ERR shutter issue reported online

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 26 2016 - 08:22 PM (CET)

In the past few months there has been multiple reports online for a new Nikon D750 ERR shutter issue  - the error occurs when the first picture is taken at high shutter speed - the top LCD screen displays "ERR" and the shutter is locked as seen on those YouTube videos: Via Quesabesde Related posts: Nikon D4s spotted in the wild, first shutter burst video available online Nikon D750 reflection/flare issue – possible solution found New Nikon D750 service advisory: possible image shading from shutter

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Apple Digital Camera RAW compatibility update 6.19 released with support for Leica S and X-U cameras

Source/Copyright: Leica Rumors at Apr 26 2016 - 06:46 AM (CET)

Apple released Digital Camera RAW compatibility update 6.19 with support for the Leica S Typ 007 and Leica X-U Typ 113 cameras. More information is available here. Related posts: Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.04 released with Leica D-Lux 6, V-Lux 4 and X2 support The latest Apple digital camera RAW compatibility update supports Leica M and Monochrom cameras Apple digital camera RAW compatibility update 6.05 released with Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) support

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Leica and Huawei issued a joint statement on the P9 camera module

Source/Copyright: Leica Rumors at Apr 26 2016 - 06:44 AM (CET)

After the reports that the Leica camera setup in the Huawei P9 smartphone is made by the Chinese company Sunny Optical Technology, both companies issued a joint statement to clarify Leica's contribution to this project: Leica and Huawei co-engineered P9 camera module [Düsseldorf, Germany, Düsseldorf - 21 April 2016] - In February, Huawei and Leica announced a long-term […] Related posts: Announced: Huawei P9 smartphone with dual camera lens system by Leica The Leica camera setup in the Huawei P9 smartphone is made by the Chinese company Sunny Optical Technology Huawei and Leica announce technology partnership for the “reinvention of smartphone photography”

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New low price: refurbished Nikon D7200 camera now $699

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 26 2016 - 04:14 AM (CET)

Refurbished Nikon D7200 DSLR cameras are currently listed for $699 on eBay (from BuyDig, an authorized Nikon dealer) - this is a new low price from the last listing of $769.99. Factory refurbished Nikon gear comes with 90 days Nikon US warranty. Related posts: New low price: refurbished Nikon D7200 now $769.99 Another week, another refurbished Nikon D600 price drop Deal of the day: refurbished Nikon D800 camera for $1,779

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Nikon D7200 firmware update version 1.01 released

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 26 2016 - 04:13 AM (CET)

Nikon released firmware update version 1.01 for the Nikon D7200 DSLR camera. The change log for this version is: Selecting Firmware version in the SETUP MENU would not display "C X.XX L X.XXX". About 4 seconds of static could be heard on audio recorded with external HDMI recorders during movie live view Exposure compensation would […] Related posts: Nikon D810 firmware update version C 1.10 released Firmware update C version 1.01 for the Nikon D3300 released Firmware updates version 1.01 for Nikon D5300 and D5500 released

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Nikon D3300 replacement rumored to be announced this year (D3500?)

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 26 2016 - 04:06 AM (CET)

The Nikon D3300 camera is rumored to be replaced in 2016. I do not have an exact date, but there is a very good chance that the next camera announcement could be the D3500 (or D3400?). The new camera will be compatible with SnapBridge and is expected to have a 24MP sensor - this is all I have […] Related posts: Additional Nikon D3300 specifications Nikon D4 and D400 in August, D700 replacement still in the air Nikon D800/E replacement to be announced on June 26th

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Apr 25, 2016

Nikon MB-D17 battery grip for D500 now on sale at Amazon US

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 25 2016 - 05:37 PM (CET)

In the past few weeks Amazon had been having some exclusive sales/deals on Nikon gear that are not available at other retailers. Currently they have the Nikon MB-D17 battery grip for D500 on sale for $352.80 (B&H price: $399): Related posts: Deal of the day: Nikon MB-D16 battery pack/grip for the D750 now $71 off Nikon MB-D15 battery grip for D7100 now shipping, currently in stock Nikon MB-D16 battery grip for D750 finally in stock

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This is the Leica M-D Typ 262 camera

Source/Copyright: Leica Rumors at Apr 25 2016 - 04:52 PM (CET)

I have been reporting about the new Leica M-D Typ 262 camera for a while now. Here are the first pictures of the camera courtesy of www.rangefinder.com.hk. Here is what to expect from the Leica M-D Typ 262 camera: The size and shape of the M-D will be the same as the M Typ 240/262. The lack […] Related posts: New rumors: Leica M-D to be announced in early May, priced above the M Typ 262 model WestLicht Photographica Auction results Results of the “100 years of Leica” special auction

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Apr 24, 2016

New Leica store coming to the Caesars Palace Forum Shops in Las Vegas

Source/Copyright: Leica Rumors at Apr 24 2016 - 11:36 PM (CET)

Leica will be opening a new store in Las Vegas this summer (probably in late July) at the Caesars Palace Forum Shops. There is already a Leica boutique in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for more information. Some of the Leica stores from around the world: Posted by LeicaRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot […] Related posts: Another Leica store opens in Moscow The new Leica Gallery and Leica Store Milano Leica Boutique Las Vegas grand opening

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Weekly Nikon news flash #364

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 24 2016 - 10:58 PM (CET)

-> Right on time for the D500: the Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens for Nikon F mount is now in stock at B&H, Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany and Foto Hans Keuzekamp. -> After the recently announced delay, the Nikon DL cameras now have a release date of November 28th at BestBuy. -> […] Related posts: Weekly Nikon news flash #350 Weekly Nikon news flash #357 Weekly Nikon news flash #352

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Nikon Speedlight SB-910 flash is now discontinued

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 24 2016 - 05:19 PM (CET)

The Nikon Speedlight SB-910 flash is now officially listed as discontinued on Nikon's website. Amazon still has the SB-910 in stock, B&H has it on backorder, while Adorama is no longer even listing it: The new top of the line Nikon flash is now the SB-5000 Speedlight. Here is a specs comparison between the SB-5000 and […] Related posts: Nikon Speedlight SB-500 flash announced Nikon SB-910 at MyNikonLife Australia Nikon SB-910 Speedlight flash officially announced

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Solving AF problems: 8 common autofocus problems and their solutions

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 24 2016 - 01:18 AM (CET)

Solving AF problems: 8 common autofocus problems and their solutions by Steve Perry (website | YouTube | Facebook, you can check also his previous [NR] posts here): It happens to every photographer at one time or another, and it can cause more frustration than baptizing a cat. You're happily shooting away at your favorite subject, the action subsides, and you […] Related posts: How to use Nikon’s AF-ON and back button autofocus Nikon D3x problems? Nikon ViewNX and Nikon Camera Control Pro having problems with Snow Leopard?

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Chernobyl 30 years later, photographed with Nikon

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 24 2016 - 01:08 AM (CET)

Chernobyl, 30 years later photographed by André Joosse Nikon photographer André Joosse visited the Chernobyl forbidden zone to document 30 years of exclusion (Chernobyl website,  Website, Instagram, Facebook): Pripyat skyline with the power plant on the horizon I am a photographer from the Netherlands. I travel and shoot abandoned buildings and structures. You can see my work at urbex.nl […] Related posts: A visit to Chernobyl and Pripyat by Viktor Nemeth Nikon Netherlands extending warranty to 2 years? NikonRumors is 4 years old today

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Trinidad Carnival: Shooting with the Nikon D7100 (could be NSFW)

Source/Copyright: Nikon Rumors at Apr 24 2016 - 12:55 AM (CET)

My name is Donovan Jordan (Facebook, Flickr) and I am a Barbadian photographer based in Trinidad & Tobago. I've been shooting Carnival in Trinidad for the past few years and every year presents itself as an opportunity to capture the color and beauty that is Carnival.The Trinidad & Tobago Carnival is an annual event held on […] Related posts: Harvinder Sunila: Backstage portraits of burlesque dancers (NSFW) Nikon D7100 now shipping in the US, limited in-stock availability, D7100 digitutor and manual available online Christmas in Qatar with the Nikon D7100

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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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