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Fri, Jul 03, 2015
Source: Photography News Category: PHOTOGRAPHY
For any of you in the rest of the world who may not know, we Americans use the fourth of July to celebrate our independence from the British Empire a few hundred years ago. Fortunately, we're now the best of friends, but the holiday remains a very popular one for us. In order to remember and relive those historic battles from the 1700's, we launch fireworks at nightfall and all become children once again, at least for a few special moments. So... why not try and capture these moments with photographs! Well, to be quite honest, I... [...]
Thu, Jul 02, 2015
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Wildlife and landscape photographer Jeremy Gray's in-depth Canon T6s Shooter's Report is just around the corner, but in the meantime, we've received his vast selection of real-world gallery images shot with Canon's brand-new, higher-res Rebel DSLR. With tweaked external design and controls as well as beefed-up internals, such as the 70D's 19-pt AF system and a newly-designed 24.2MP APS-C sensor, the T6s aims to narrow the gap between an entry-level and mid-range DSLR. Up in the now-thawed, in-bloom Maine wilderness, Jeremy sends... (read more) [...]
Thu, Jul 02, 2015
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It appears Tamron isn't the only lens manufacturer having issues with Canon's recently-released 5Ds and 5DsR cameras. Sigma has just released a service advisory regarding a firmware update a handful of lenses need to be compatible with the Live View mode in EOS 5Ds and 5DsR cameras. The incompatibility between a handful of Sigma's lenses and Canon's Live View mode first came to light when Canon released its Rebel T6s and Rebel T6i cameras. The incompatibility meant that the LCD on the back of the DSLRs wasn't displaying an image when the Live View Mode... [...]
Thu, Jul 02, 2015
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Continuing an ongoing experiment, I solicited reader requests for news photos, asking people on Twitter, Facebook and email, "Would you like to see a good photo of a particular subject? A high-res version of a photo you've already seen somewhere else? A photo from a particular photographer or event? If I have access and can find it, I'll try to post it." The subject matter this time was just as varied as before, and the task of finding the images and composing the entry was great fun. Requests this time ranged from a grumpy Judge Scalia to the Soviet army [...]
Thu, Jul 02, 2015
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40 years ago, the White House put a ban on photography during public tours. Now, the ban has been lifted, with First Lady Michelle Obama posting a video on Instagram announcing the White House will once again allow photography during public tours. The ban was initially implemented as a means of protecting and keeping the stream of people going during tours. Nicholas Fandos and Gardiner Harris of The New York Times write: The photography ban was originally put in place to address a range of concerns, including the damaging effect of flash photography on... [...]
Thu, Jul 02, 2015
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Nikon today announces two new professional super-telephoto lenses with the lightest build in their class: the AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR, and the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR.These new lenses see Nikon improve the performance and... [...]
Thu, Jul 02, 2015
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Nikon today announces a brand new high-performance DX-format zoom lens. Equipped with the latest technology and boasting an incredibly compact build, the NIKKOR DX 16–80mm f/2.8–4 is made for photographers with high expectations of their gear.The perfect go-to travel lens,... [...]
Thu, Jul 02, 2015
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Nikon today announced a trio of new lenses they've added to their expansive lens lineup: a high-performance and versatile, enthusiast-oriented AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80MM F/2.8-4E ED VR lens as well as two new-and-improved super telephoto lenses for professional and well-heeled sports and wildlife photographers. First up, the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80MM F/2.8-4E ED VR lens offers DX-format Nikon users a ton of zoom versatility and higher-end features not typically seen on DX-format lenses, such as Nikon's Nano Crystal Coat -- the first... (read more) [...]
Thu, Jul 02, 2015
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Thu, Jul 02, 2015
Source: Photography News Category: PHOTOGRAPHY
Thu, Jul 02, 2015
Source: Photography News Category: PHOTOGRAPHY
Smartphones continue to rise in popularity, much to the chagrin of camera manufacturers, as they see many of their dedicated compact cameras decline in use. While nearly every, if not all, camera manufacturer is putting Wi-Fi or other wireless technology for smart device connectivity into their cameras, Panasonic is trying something a little more bold with their CM1 smartphone: blending a smartphone with a feature-rich, dedicated compact camera with a massive (for a smartphone) 1-inch-type CMOS sensor. After spending some time... (read more) [...]
Wed, Jul 01, 2015
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Photography backpack manufacturer f-stop is the self-proclaimed ‘global leader for adventure and outdoor photography packs'. Until now, I couldn't vouch for that, as I've never owned an f-stop bag. However, as part of our bag review series, we reached out to f-stop and within a matter hours they offered up a bag for review, the Lotus, the latest bag in its growing Mountain Series. At the time of receiving the bag, it had not been announced to the public. Rather than quickly getting out a sad excuse for a review, we wanted to put it to test in some of the... [...]
Wed, Jul 01, 2015
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At the start of the 20th century, labor in America was in short supply, and laws concerning the employment of children were rarely enforced or nonexistent. While Americans at the time supported the role of children working on family farms, there was little awareness of the other forms of labor being undertaken by young hands. In 1908, photographer Lewis Hine was employed by the newly-founded National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) to document child laborers and their workplaces nationwide. His well-made portraits of young miners, mill workers, cotton pickers, cigar rollers, newsboys, pin boys, oyster shuckers, and factory workers put faces [...]
Wed, Jul 01, 2015
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For several years, Sony has had the enthusiast compact camera market all to itself -- but the times, they are a-changin'. As you'll see in our just-completed Panasonic LX100 review, there's finally a real fight on for the hearts and minds of photographers who're in the market for a pocket-friendly camera that shoots great photos! The Panasonic LX100 is a very interesting camera indeed, in part because it takes a decidedly different approach to the enthusiast compact dilemma. Among its rivals, most -- that is, the Sony... (read more) [...]
Wed, Jul 01, 2015
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