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Every year, participants in the Burning Man Festival descend on the playa of Nevada's Black Rock Desert to form a temporary city -- a self-reliant community populated by performers, artists, free spirits, and more. Last week, an estimated 65,000 people came to Burning Man 2014 from all over the world to dance, express themselves, and take in the spectacle. Reuters photographer Jim Urquhart spent the week in the desert, capturing some of the scenes from this year's festival, which lasted a week and comes to its conclusion today. [24 photos] Dillon Bracken attends the Burning Man 2014 "Caravansary" arts and [...]
Mon, Sep 01, 2014
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We've seen some fairly unusual digital camera form factors over the years, but Casio's EXILIM TR series -- which launched back in 2011 with the Casio TRYX -- has to rank as one of the most unusual of the bunch. The company may just have topped the TRYX, though, with the announcement of the Casio EXILIM EX-FR10. This unusual 14-megapixel camera consists of separate, dockable lens and display modules that can be used to provide a remote viewfinder image, shoot with lens and monitor pointing in the same direction for selfies,... (read [...]
Sat, Aug 30, 2014
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We've just taken the wraps off our latest lens review over on SLRgear, the Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ. It seems Olympus has been in a continual development cycle for the kit lens of its cameras: the Olympus 14-42mmEZ lens is no less than the seventh lens they have designed in this category since they started designing for digital, and the third in the M.Zuiko series in particular. Olympus has continued to refine the design of this lens, making it even smaller and more automated than previously. The lens in particular saves... (read [...]
Fri, Aug 29, 2014
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After a couple of weeks with no firmware news, Firmware Friday is back with all guns blazing, as no less than seven DSLRs from Nikon and Pentax receive updates, and Leica promises three more for its cameras will be arriving shortly. We'll start with Nikon, whose six updates this week dominate the roundup Of these, by far the most significant is for the pro-oriented Nikon D4S, which has now received version C:1.10 firmware. And boy, what an update it is -- this one is massive, with many bug fixes and tweaks to the camera's... [...]
Fri, Aug 29, 2014
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This week we have a look at swarms of locusts in Madagascar, 31 riders on a single motorcycle, magma from Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, Japan's tidy superhero Mangetsu-man, huge waves in California, and a gigantic French mechanical horse-dragon. [35 photos] A Chinese woman and her daughter wear face-kinis while swimming in the Yellow Sea in Qingdao, China, on August 22, 2014. The locally designed mask is worn by many local women to protect them from jellyfish stings, algae and the sun's ultraviolet rays. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) [...]
Fri, Aug 29, 2014
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Olympus's camera business must generate 'stable profits' to survive, warns the company's president Hiroyuki Sasa in the wake of continued annual losses. [...]
Fri, Aug 29, 2014
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Looking for an affordable fisheye lens for your Nikon 1-series compact system camera? If so, the folks at Nikon Rumors have spotted one that might be of interest given a list price of just US$200 and the magical words "Made in Japan". The Rokinon 7.5mm f/8 RMC fisheye lens doesn't appear on the company's own website, and seems to have been introduced in ninja stealth mode, with no official announcement that we can find. It sports a metal lens barrel and four all-glass elements, and has a manual-focus design. As a fisheye with a... [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
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Just in time for the start of our Nikon D810 review Shooter's Reports, French software company DxO Labs has released an update supporting the camera in its flagship application, DxO Optics Pro. The update to Optics Pro v9.5.2 not only adds support for raw files shot with the D810, but also brings minor bug fixes and resolution for an issue when processing images whose XMP sidecars contained special characters. And as usual, there are a raft of new optics modules supporting various camera body and lens combinations. But it's the... (read more) [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
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Cloud storage services have been interesting for photographers on the go for quite a while now, but with storage prices plummeting the way they do, there will soon be no more need to carry an external hard drive around. The latest service to cut its prices (and up its included storage capacity) is Dropbox, who is now offering its Pro subscribers a whopping 1TB of cloud storage for a mere $9.99 per month. This brings Dropbox in line with other cloud storage services such as Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive, who have been offering similar plans for a while... [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
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Earlier today, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko accused Russian troops of entering Ukraine, and NATO issued a statement saying that they were tracking well over 1,000 Russian combat soldiers operating heavy weaponry within Ukraine's borders. The announcements follow months of fighting between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine—reportedly supported by Russian troops nearby. Ukrainian government forces had been regaining territory held by rebels in recent weeks, only to have the separatists open up battles on new fronts in the region. Caught in the middle is the civilian population, suffering hundreds of injuries and deaths as a result of [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
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A photographer says his lens-cleaning air blower was confiscated by airport security staff because it resembled a hand grenade and was banned from flight. [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
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It's selfie central over at Olympus, which has just unveiled the Olympus Pen E-PL7, featuring a tiltable LCD screen and built-in Wi-Fi. [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
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Back in late 2012, when Olympus launched the PEN E-PL5 compact system camera -- a model just replaced by the Olympus E-PL7 this very day -- it also unveiled a new, limited-edition variant of its M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm f2.0 prime lens. The new optic was identical to the silver variant first released by the company in mid-2011, but with a black finish that we understand significantly outsells the silver one in the US market. At the time, it was described as a limited-edition variant (with about a $300 price boost), and for at... [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
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In mid-2013, Olympus introduced the E-PL6, a camera that never came to the US market, perhaps because it was such a modest tweak to 2012's E-PL5. Today, the Olympus E-PL7 arrives as a much more comprehensive revamp, although its heart -- a 16.1-megapixel Live MOS image sensor -- is unchanged from the earlier cameras. Our Olympus E-PL7 arrived at our doorstep just a few hours ago and has already began its rigorous lab testing, so be sure to check out our first set of lab sample images! Where the mid-range E-PL5 and E-PL6 were near-identical to the smaller,... [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
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Pentax has tonight unveiled the K-S1, a DSLR featuring a 20-million-pixel, APS-C-sized imaging sensor. [...]
Wed, Aug 27, 2014
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