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As the weekend arrives once more, Firmware Friday this week is a little bit different. For a change, we don't have any new firmware on which to report -- but we do have the promise of firmware to come. Specifically, Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki has pledged updated firmware for some of his company's Foveon sensor-based cameras, designed to go hand-in-hand with updated image processing software. Sigma has just updated its Photo Pro software to version 6.0.4, which fixes two problems. Firstly, the previous version of the app failed... (read more) [...]
Fri, Aug 01, 2014
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The first reality show for photographers, which was due to be screened this summer, has been put on hold until 2015 after the presenter resigned, prompting programme makers to change the format. [...]
Fri, Aug 01, 2014
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This week's edition includes a Canadian hitch-hiking robot, a British pier fire, Swiss Alpine wrestling, Irish Bog Snorkeling, German crop circles, and much more. [35 photos] Workers walk down stairs to a parking structure as water cascades down on them on the UCLA campus after flooding from a broken 30-inch water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard inundated a large area of the campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles on July 29, 2014. The 30-inch (75-centimeter) 93-year-old pipe that broke made a raging river of the street and sent millions of gallons of water across the school's athletic facilities, [...]
Fri, Aug 01, 2014
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A bus driver who was sacked after he objected to someone taking photographs of his vehicle was unfairly dismissed, a tribunal has ruled. [...]
Fri, Aug 01, 2014
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Given its heritage and flagship status, it was clear coming into our Nikon D4S review that the question we'd be looking to answer wasn't so much whether this was a great camera, as how great it might be. From our time with the earlier Nikon D4 -- and our experience of Nikon's professional cameras to date -- we were fully expecting to enjoy shooting with the D4S, and we certainly did. Seasoned IR camera reviewer Eamon Hickey -- whose third and final Shooter's Report from New York is now live -- clearly agreed. Reading his... [...]
Fri, Aug 01, 2014
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With a 20.3-million-pixel APS-C sensor and a brand new 16-50mm F/3.5-f/5.6 kit lens for around £350, is the Samsung NX3000 the best value NX camera yet? [...]
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
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The Panasonic FZ1000 is a still photography and video powerhouse, but there's been a lot of confusion over its ability to output "clean" HMDI. Thanks in great part to the efforts of Panasonic USA's National Training Manager, Mathew Frazer, we can finally set the record straight on all but one aspect of this. Information on the final point should be forthcoming shortly, when I meet with Panasonic execs in Osaka next Tuesday. First, just a bit of background: So-called "clean" HDMI output means a video signal through a... (read more) [...]
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
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The smallest APS-C ILC camera with a mode dial, lightweight and costing less than $500 with a kit lens, the Samsung NX3000 has drawn some attention with the enthusiast photographer crowd looking for a low-cost but capable back-up or competent travel camera. It's also turning heads with some of the smartphone step-up users looking for better quality in a camera that still feels small and, well, "connected". Not much bigger than the company's diminuitive NX Mini (currently the smallest ILC being sold) the NX3000 has a sensor with... (read more) [...]
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
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For the past couple of years, the digital camera market was on a downward slope in both sales and revenue generated. This could mainly be attributed to the rising use of smartphones and consequent drop in sales of compact cameras, but also partially to a saturation of the market in general. We reported multiple times on this topic, and in 2014 we've seen a partial rise in sales and revenue for the first time in years. The most recent good news came from Olympus, and now it's Fujifilm and Sony who report that in the past fiscal year, both sales and [...]
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
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Photographing the night sky -- also called astrophotography -- is a challenging endeavor. Depending on what exactly it is you want to photograph -- a specific constellation of stars, the milky way, another galaxy etc. -- you first need to find out the best time and location for your photo, which depends on a lot of factors. Then, you need to figure out how to set up your gear for the best results, and finally you'll have to process your images to look good. Astrophotography, when done correctly, can also be highly rewarding, as it can yield some of the most... [...]
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
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America, it's time for you to do some catching up! Sony has today announced that three cameras announced quite some time ago in other markets will be coming here too: the Sony W810 and Sony WX220 compacts, and the GoPro-challenging ActionCam AS20. Of the trio, the Sony W810 is the one we've waited the longest for. It's also the most affordable, priced at just US$100. It was announced alongside the Sony W830 at the Consumer Electronics Show, way back at the start of January. Like that camera, the Sony W810 sports a... [...]
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
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A British photographer has won a Gold Award in an international competition hosted by the Royal Photographic Society (RPS). [...]
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
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From 2005 photographers have been in more-or-less constant attempts at constructive dialogue with Government regarding changes to copyright law. But dialogue requires willingness to listen and seek compromise. [...]
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
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More than three weeks have passed since Israel launched its current offensive against Gaza, after a series of cross-border kidnappings and killings. In that time, Reuters reports that more than 1,400 Palestinians have been killed, nearly 7,000 wounded, the majority of them civilians. In Israel, 56 soldiers and 3 civilians have also lost their lives, another 400 wounded. The New York Times reports that Israel has struck 3,577 targets, while 2,753 rockets have been launched from Gaza into Israel. Today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing international alarm over a rising civilian death toll in Gaza, said he would not [...]
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
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Ilford Galerie photo inkjet paper is set to be relaunched in the UK at the end of August, following a rescue deal that followed the demise of its former manufacturer, Ilford Imaging Switzerland. [...]
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
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