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Nikon fans, the wait is over. Our Nikon D750 Shooter's Report is underway! Taking off to the wilderness of Maine, nature and landscape photographer Jeremy Gray has now returned with the first installment of his hands-on review of Nikon's latest full-frame DSLR. In this part, Jeremy shares his thoughts on the tweaked ergonomics, the design and other new features of the camera, such as the tilting rear LCD and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, and compares them to his own personal Nikon camera, a D800E. He, of course, also takes it out... (read more) [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
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Over the years, we've seen some pretty significant updates to French software company DxO Labs' flagship Optics Pro raw image processing app, not least of which was last year's Optics Pro 9, which brought a radically rethough noise-processing engine. A year later, though, the company has taken things to the next level, with significant updates to its three main imaging apps, a new look for the DxO brand, and a complete rethink of its pricing structure. That last point in particular is huge news for DxO's customers. In a... (read more) [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
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Camera Deals of the Day is back! Yes, there's been a quite a bit of time since the last deals post, but boy, oh, boy, are there a lot of awesome deals for camera gear now. We've found major savings on everything from Nikon full-frame DSLRs, big bundle deals on Panasonic GH4s, lens and camera rebates on Fuji gear, a major deals on a Pentax enthusiast/pro DSLR, and many more, including camera bags and computer monitors! Whew. Be sure to check back on IR, as more deals and discounts will be rolling in as we head into prime pre-holiday... [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
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During the recent Photokina tradeshow in Germany, Ricoh didn't have any new products to show under its Pentax interchangeable-lens camera brand, but the company did have a new lens roadmap on hand, forecasting delivery of four new K-mount zoom lenses in 2014 or later. Today, the first of those four optics has been made official, with the unveiling of the HD Pentax DA 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 ED DC WR lens. The new Pentax 16-85mm lens is, as its name would imply, a weather and dust-resistant optic with Ricoh's excellent HD coating,... (read more) [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
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Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, has been the scene of violent protests today, as demonstrators vent their anger over a proposal to extend President Blaise Compaore's 27-year rule. The storming of the parliament building today marked the culmination of several days of demonstrations. A reported 1,500 protesters ransacked offices and set buildings, documents, equipment, and vehicles ablaze. Security forces attempted to control the crowds using tear gas and live rounds. Emergency services said at least three protesters have been shot dead and several others wounded so far. Ouagadougou airport is now closed, and state TV is off the air. [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
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Last spring, we told readers about a new support program launched by Sony in Japan, and aimed at professional photographers shooting with the company's Alpha cameras. If you're an Alpha-mount pro in the US market, we have good news for you today -- a similar scheme has just launched in the US market. Effective immediately, active professionals (be they self-employed or part of a professional imaging business) who own at least two Alpha-mount full-frame bodies and three Zeiss or Sony G-branded lenses will be able to apply to... (read more) [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
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Can't get enough of black and white photography, but find it hard to recreate in print what you see on the screen? If so, you're the target customer for Epson's latest photo printer, the just-announced SureColor P600. Among the many features of this capable 13-inch model, Epson is focusing on its black and white printing capability as key. The reason? The Epson SureColor P600 features three black ink colors. Alongside the company's Cyan, Light Cyan, Vivid Magenta, Vivid Light Magenta and Yellow UltraChrome HD pigment inks,... (read more) [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014
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Nikon Rumors has spotted a number of interesting patents filed by Nikon and published by Egami and IPWatchdog. Among these, there's what appears to be a camera case for smartphones, a hotshoe-mounted add-on EVF that comes with a second accessory hot-shoe, a superzoom lens for the 1 system, as well as a technology for a combined 2D/3D display. First up is a patent for what appears to be some sort of camera case for a smartphone. According to the machine-translated patent description as published by Egami, the full device consists of a camera part and a... [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014
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Back in early 2013, Ricoh first showed a prototype of one of the most unusual digital cameras we've ever seen, featuring twin fisheye lenses facing in opposite directions. The idea of that camera, which six months later hit retail as the Ricoh Theta, was that it would capture a full 360-degree spherical panorama in a single press of the shutter button, automatically stitching together imagery captured by each lens. Since both images were captured simultaneously, the Ricoh Theta solved a significant issue for panoramic photography... (read more) [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014
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Since his debut in the 1977 movie Star Wars, Darth Vader has been a rather busy Sith Lord. Apart from appearing in several movies since, Vader has also taken time out to participate in many other activities. For example, in recent months, he has shown a keen interest in Ukrainian politics. Over the years, news photographers have captured Lord Vader at premieres, rallies, promotional events, conferences, and sporting events, and even caught him at some low points, including a bank robbery. Gathered here are a handful of images of Vader's offscreen appearances around the world (Earth). [26 photos] Darth [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014
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We've seen a good many timelapse videos in the past, many of them which were truly outstanding as they made use of some clever techniques, or simply because they were showing extraordinarily beautiful imagery. We've also seen a couple of prime example of night sky and storm photography. The latest video that we stumbled upon effectively combines storm chasing, starry skies and timelapse photography and merges them into a truly stunning little film. Called Stormscapes2, the video was made by Nicolaus Wegner of LightAlive Photography together with his wife,... (read more) [...]
Tue, Oct 28, 2014
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After some extensive testing, shooting, filming, editing and comparing, the second installment of my Sony A7S Shooter's Report is now published. After investigating the handling as well as the insanely high ISO performance of this popular full-frame mirrorless camera, this second Shooter's Report section focuses on two of the other highly-touted features: dynamic range and 4K video. At a stated 15.3-stops of dynamic range, the A7S should give photographers plenty of flexibility to reign in those highlights without clipping and... (read more) [...]
Tue, Oct 28, 2014
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In the world of superzoom lenses for DSLRs, we thought that Tamron's 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 APS-C lens with its 18.8x zoom factor was about as good as it gets, but we were apparently wrong. If you need even more zoom and an even longer reach, Canon now has you covered with a new 50-1000mm monster. Sort of. This is not an ordinary lens though, mind you. It's actually part of Canon's Cinema EOS cine lens lineup and comes with a motorized zoom, hence the official designation CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9. As you can see from its name,... [...]
Tue, Oct 28, 2014
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On June 27, a new lava flow emerged from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano, flowing to the northeast at a rate varying from 2 meters per hour up to 15 meters per hour. In the months since, the "June 27 breakout" lava flow has crossed more than 12 miles and now threatens the small town of Pahoa. The molten rock has already claimed acres of forest, several roads, and small farm buildings, and buried the Pahoa Cemetery. Dozens of Pahoa residents have been evacuated ahead of the slow-moving disaster, as state and federal officials work to protect what they can and plan [...]
Tue, Oct 28, 2014
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Canon's EOS M series has long been the underdog of mirrorless systems, especially in the western parts of the world where compact system cameras still have a hard time against traditional DSLRs. Nevertheless, Canon is continuing to improve its mirrorless lineup, developing new cameras and lenses for the EOS M series. Only a couple of months ago, Canon announced a 55-200mm telephoto zoom lens for the system, but just like the M2 camera and the 11-22mm wide-angle lens, it never made it to the US. Now Egami reports that Canon has patented another, slightly... [...]
Mon, Oct 27, 2014
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