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We've just published our full Nikon D5300 review, and this updated mid-level consumer DSLR takes the well-reviewed D5200 and packs in a handful of high-end features. Sporting a newly developed 24.2MP sensor without an AA filter for enhanced sharpness, and Nikon's latest EXPEED 4 processor for better high ISO handling and 1080/60p HD video, the D5300 brings a lot to the table in terms of image quality and performance. The addition of built-in Wi-Fi and GPS (a first for a Nikon DSLR) makes this compact, mid-range DSLR an excellent... [...]

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Is Canon about to update its 24-70mm f/2.8 lens with image stabilization? A recently found patent suggests so, and it would fit well into the scheme that we've seen lately. Canon has already introduced image stabilization into some of its bread-and-butter lenses, including the 35mm f/2 and 28mm f/2.8 lenses. Especially with DSLR videography and the Cinema EOS series in mind, introducing more stabilized lenses would only make sense for Canon. This isn't the first such patent that we've seen from Canon. Also this year, the company filed patents for various... (read [...]

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Photo: Matt Biddulph, Flickr Creative Commons Ever worried about getting your gear stolen while you’re shooting in public? Rest assured, it happens much less often than you fear—but plenty of photographers can relate to the feeling. Reddit’s photography forum is sharing advice on how to get more comfortable with bringing your pricey photo equipment out in public. The original poster mentioned that he almost always leaves his Canon T4i at home because he’s constantly worried that somebody will steal it while he’s not looking. The... (read more) [...]

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Good news for those already using or looking into Sony's full-frame E-mount system: the lenses available for the system have just been extended by a very interesting third-party option! Chinese manufacturer Zhongyi, who also make the Lens Turbo focal reducer for various systems including APS-C E-mount, just announced the Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens for Sony full-frame E-mount cameras. The lens is fully manual in operation, but that shouldn't be a problem thanks to Sony's wonderful focus peaking feature. Its optical formula consists of 10 elements in 7 groups,... (read more) [...]

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Photo: Balthazar Korab, Flickr Creative Commons Buildings seem like they make great models. They’ll stand in the same place until the light is perfect, and never complain. But as with most disciplines, there’s more to architectural photography than it would seem. The Phoblographer posted a list of the kind of gear that serious architectural photographers use—and it’s all medium-format equipment. It makes sense: For starters, the detail is amazing. Also, the crop factor is less than one, so lenses appear wider than their 35mm... (read more) [...]

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Here’s a little Throwback Thursday action, taking us to a time when Kodak was a trailblazing force in digital photography, the US had an active space shuttle program, eyeglasses covered half your face, and digital SLRs were the future. In 1991, NASA sent a Kodak Hawkeye II on space shuttle mission STS-44, making it the first digital camera in space. The system was essentially a modified Nikon F3 with a 1.3-megapixel CCD sensor (and the associated circuitry) replacing the film back, attached to a processing unit and a mammoth... (read [...]

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For the past few weeks, armed groups of pro-Russian men have been storming and seizing government buildings in towns across eastern Ukraine. Angered by the new pro-western Ukrainian government and emboldened by Russia's annexation of Crimea, these groups are demanding separation from Ukraine. Ukraine's new government has asked for western assistance, as it tries to recapture police stations airbases and other government properties -- without resorting to violence which may trigger a Russian response. Russian president Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine's new authorities of driving the country towards the abyss but said that dialogue was the only way out of [...]

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The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) has invited photographers to take part in what it describes as one of the most ambitious photo projects ever attempted. [...]

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A crowdfunding campaign to launch a new 4x5 peel-apart b&w positive-negative film, following the disappearance of Polaroid's Type 55 film more than five years ago, has raised more than a third of its target. [...]

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Are you missing an issue of Amateur Photographer? We have back issues available to purchase in print and digital [...]

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Do you have a Google Android smartphone or tablet running Android 4.4+ KitKat or higher, or are you willing to root and install a third-party ROM to get it? If so, you can also have the company's just released Google Camera app, which overhauls the user interface yet again, and adds a new, Lytro-like post-capture depth-of-field effect. At the moment, Android 4.4 KitKat is only available on a fairly limited number of devices, although that should be improving over time. Of the devices I have at my disposal, only one is on KitKat:... [...]

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If you own a Fuji X100s, X100, or the recently-launched Fuji X-T1, then you'll find a raft of accessories released by the company today to be of interest. A new conversion lens for the X100-series cameras will help you bring distant subjects closer, while a selection of grips help you hone your hold on the Fuji X-T1. And best of all, there's an eyecup accessory for the X-T1 that answers one of the few concerns we uncovered in the first Shooter's Report section in our ongoing Fuji X-T1 review. But first, the conversion lens.... [...]

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Shortly after the CP+ show in Yokohama last February, I was able to visit Olympus' R&D headquarters in Hachioji, Japan, where I had the privilege of extensive discussions with the heads of a number of deparments there. One very interesting presentation was by Mr. Setsuya Kataoka, General Manager of the Product Development Department 1, R&D Division, who described the series of steps involved in bringing the recently released Olympus OM-D E-M10 camera design from concept to reality. At IR, we often see so-called "wood block"... (read more) [...]

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2013 was a dead year for light field photography, but 2014 is already showing promise. The latest news: Panasonic just earned a patent on a sensor that captures full-resolution 2D photos as well as light-field depth information. The trouble that many photographers had with the original Lytro light-field camera was that the effective resolution was just too low (about 1 megapixel) for anything beyond very casual use. There were plenty of pixels on the sensor, but the design traded off most of the “flat” resolution in order to... (read more) [...]

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The latest arrival in Sony's Alpha series comes with a host of bells, whistles and functions, not least of which is 4K video. We run through nine important things you need to know [...]

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Disappointed that you missed your chance to buy Google Glass during yesterday’s limited-time sale? Or just bummed out that the future of mobile photography might lie in a face computer that makes anyone look like a doofus? Good news: Google is already working on a way to stick a camera right on your eyeball. The US Patent and Trade Office recently published an application from Google, filed in 2012, concerning smart contact lenses with built-in cameras. It’s still a hypothetical product—there’s not even a working prototype. But... (read more) [...]

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Yesterday, off the coast of South Korea, a large passenger ferry named the Sewol sank in calm seas, while carrying more than 450 passengers, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island. Officials currently confirm only 164 have been rescued, another four listed as killed, leaving approximately 300 passengers still missing. By nightfall, the Sewol had turned upside down, sinking nearly completely below the surface -- only a small part of its bow still visible. Reuters quoted one survivor as saying "The on-board announcement told people to stay put... people who stayed are trapped." As [...]

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All over the web these days, you can find dozens of styles of camera straps. There are straps with "rapid" sliders, carabiners and clamps, straps with polka dots and stripes and cutesy cats, and lots and lots of clunky, cobbled-together, artsy, hipster straps, homemade by someone who has probably never so much as held a camera. This is different. It's just a strap. It's just a subtle, discreet strap made of soft, silky, luscious-smelling cabretta leather. It's just a strap made the exact length I needed, with the exact... (read more) [...]

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Fuji has today unveiled a 1.4x teleconversion lens for its X100 and X100S high-end compact cameras. [...]

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London, UK, 16 April 2014 – Canon today introduces a new white edition of the world’s smallest and lightest APS-C DSLR¹, the EOS 100D, as well as a new white version of its EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM zoom lens. Ideal for first time users looking to explore the world of DSLR photography, the new editions to the EOS range make it easy for anyone, whatever their skill level, to capture and relive special moments in stunning detail. [...]

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