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    At the CP+ Camera Photo and Imaging Show in Japan, Sony has announced the new, ultra-fast SF-G series SD cards, which are currently the world's fastest SD cards (as of February 21). The SD cards offer up to 299MB/s write speeds and 300MB/s read speeds. The cards are ideal for burst mode shooting and recording 4K video. To keep the cards writing as fast as possible, Sony has developed an algorithm to "prevent loss of speed in data writing" when burst shooting. Capturing images quickly is one thing, but you also have to get them to... [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
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    Blake Rudis of f.64 Academy has created an awesome tutorial for performing noise reduction in Adobe Camera Raw. Adobe Camera Raw is a very powerful tool within Photoshop and it can work well for reducing noise, but it can require deliberate use of Adobe's sliders. You can also apply this tutorial for working in Lightroom as the sliders are very similar. Ideally, you reduce noise while maintaining good detail in your image. It isn't obvious what all the sliders in Adobe Camera Raw do, as some of their names are opaque. Rudis has... [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
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Over the past few days, thousands and thousands of citizens around the world marched through the streets of cities and towns, voicing their opposition to, or support for, dozens of issues. From anti-Trump protests in the U.S., U.K., and Mexico, to anti-brutality demonstrations in France, to a pro-law-enforcement march in Hong Kong and a massive pro-refugee demonstration in Spain, and much more. Gathered here are just a handful of images of the varied unrest that erupted into public protests worldwide this weekend. [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
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    It has been a big week so far for ultra-wide lenses. Early this morning, Sigma announced their new 14mm f/1.8 lens. Irix, a newcomer to the lens industry, has replied with an even wider 11mm lens of their own, the Irix 11mm f/4.0. This is the second lens from Irix, as they announced a 15mm f/2.4 lens last year. The Irix 11mm f/4.0 offers a 126° angle of view on full-frame cameras and has a focus range of 0.9 feet (0.275 meters) to infinity. The lens has four high refractive lenses, two ED lenses and three aspherical lenses as... [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
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    Sigma will be expanding its lineup of Global Vision Art and Contemporary lenses at the 2017 CP+ Camera + Photo Imaging Show in Tokyo, Japan. To get photographers ready for the massive show, Sigma has taken the wraps off four new lenses. Before we look in detail at each of the lenses, there are a few features which are common among all four. All of the lenses will be available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts. Further, they can all be adapted for Sony E-mount cameras through the use of Sigma's MC-11 mount converter and are also... [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
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    When we toured Ricoh's booth back at the Consumer Electronics Show early last month, we came away thoroughly impressed by the company's various technology demonstrations. Ever since then, we've been meaning to put together an article giving you a rundown of what was on offer. And now, we've found a spare moment to do just that! In terms of products, the big push on Ricoh's booth was clearly around its popular (and extremely impressive) Pentax K-1, the company's first 35mm full-frame DSLR offering, as well as its Ricoh Theta... (read more) [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
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    Photography Life writer and photographer John Bosley made a workflow and post-processing tutorial with Photography Life founder Nasim Mansurov, but wanted to share a free tutorial on how to use the graduated filter tool in Lightroom. The tool is very powerful, but that doesn't mean that it is overly complicated to utilize when editing your own photos in Adobe Lightroom. The tool is most often used by landscape photographers, either to accent a physical filter or to digitally replicate the effects of a graduated neutral density... (read more) [...]
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
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    Started in 1996, MaxMax modifies a wide variety of cameras for specialized photography such as ultraviolet-visible-IR, IR, monochrome, UV monochrome and more. For the first time ever, they are offering modified monochrome Fujifilm cameras. Their first two offerings are the Fuji X-Pro1 and X100S. While the modified cameras cost more than their retail counterparts, of course, they are still much lower cost than the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246), which sells for nearly US$7,500. MaxMax sells the Fuji X-Pro1 Monochrome camera for... (read more) [...]
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
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    You have surely heard of facial recognition technology, it is becoming more prevalent in a variety of photography software, but have you heard of facial recognition for lemurs? Biologists and computer scientists have teamed up to create LemurFaceID, a facial recognition system that allows identification of individual lemurs, which may ultimately help the conservation efforts for the adorable mammals from Madagascar. Biometrics expert Anil Jain worked on the software and spoke with Phys.org about LemurFaceID, “"Like humans, lemurs... (read more) [...]
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
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    Landscape and travel photographer Thomas Heaton not only captures excellent photographs, but he also maintains a very active YouTube channel which blends education and entertainment. His videos often take the form of going out in the field and capturing photos while offering tips and tricks along the way. We have covered his work on numerous occasions (see here, here and here). In a recent video, the U.K.-based Heaton is in Swedish Lapland. He was invited there by Discover the World and Heaton was able to travel around to great... (read more) [...]
Sun, Feb 19, 2017
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This week, our “Americans at Work” photo essay features photographs of millennial freelancers living in Los Angeles made by photographer Jessica Chou: “A full-time job with one employer has been the norm for decades, but in recent years, the gig economy has steadily grown. A study by Intuit predicts that by 2020, 40 percent of the American workforce will be independent contractors. This project explores the everyday lives of young people in Los Angeles working in short-term, temporary positions as freelancers. To explore the motivations and better understand the circumstances, I photographed people in their 20s and 30s from different cultural and [...]
Sat, Feb 18, 2017
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    On the heels of the trio of camera announcements from Canon this week, the company has released a new video showing off its Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. The video, while not highly technical, does a good job of providing an overview of the technology. At the heart of the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system is phase-difference autofocus pixels covering 80 percent of the height and 80 percent of the width of the image sensor. The pixels handle both imaging and phase-difference autofocus, hence the “dual.” Canon’s old Hybrid CMOS AF III... [...]
Sat, Feb 18, 2017
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    It's Firmware Friday time once again, folks: Your weekly roundup of all the latest camera and imaging gear updates is here, and this week brings news for owners of three products from Canon and Leica. Specifically, it's the Canon 1DX II and Connect Station CS100 being showered with love this week, along with the Leica M10. We'll start off with Canon's news... Canon EOS 1D X Mark II and Connect Station CS100 Firmware version 1.1.3 for the Canon 1DX Mark II is a bug-fix release, aimed at squashing a few problems in the... (read [...]
Sat, Feb 18, 2017
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    A taste for the finer things in life comes through experience, and the desire to move beyond the traditional mass-market standards. This can apply to fine wines, aged cheeses, fabulous french sauces, works of art and fine automobiles. It also applies to high-end camera lenses, which can offer a variety of subtle refinements perceptible only to those who know what to look for. The Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF is just such a lens, and our friends at Sony were kind enough to send us a pre-production sample for Field Testing. It has an... [...]
Fri, Feb 17, 2017
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    For whatever reason – or perhaps a variety of reasons – film is not only still alive, but seemingly gaining popularity. This somewhat surprising reversal of fate for analog photography means that many photographers who either used to shoot film or have never tried it before, are interested in giving it a go. One of these people is French photographer Vincent Moschetti who sold his digital photography equipment to purchase a full suite of film photography gear. Vincent has started a website, One Year With Film Only (OYWFO), to offer... (read [...]
Fri, Feb 17, 2017
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