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It's been a couple of years now since we last saw a new APS-C camera from Ricoh's Pentax brand, but it looks like that will be changing next year, as the company has today announced development of a new flagship-level APS-C DSLR for introduction in 2020. And if you're an APS-C shooting Pentaxian, your ears probably perked up immediately at the word "flagship". When the previous-generation Pentax KP launched at the start of 2017, many sites reported on it as being a replacement for the K-3 II, a mid-2015 flagship model. We... [...]
Fri, Sep 20, 2019
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After a somewhat bigger week last time around, our regular Firmware Friday post arrives this week with news of just two cameras, one lens and one piece of software updated in the past seven days. Unless you're a Nikon or Ricoh / Pentax shooter, there's no news for you this time around. (Although you'll find plenty in our archives: Just in the past four weeks we've also had updates from Blackmagic, Canon, Fuji,film, Leica and Panasonic, as well as some additional Nikon updates beyond those we have to discuss today. Check here... [...]
Fri, Sep 20, 2019
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A hydrofoil water taxi in Paris, a bore tide in China, wildfires in Indonesia and Brazil, the Rugby World Cup in Japan, a cyclocross challenge in England, Independence Day celebrations in Mexico, protests in Ecuador and Honduras, diving championships in in Kuala Lumpur, a whale rescue in Argentina, sunflowers in Kansas, and much more. [...]
Fri, Sep 20, 2019
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Along Alaska’s west coast, about 80 miles above the Arctic circle, sits the village of Kivalina, situated on a narrow strip of land between a lagoon and the Chukchi Sea—one of several native coastal villages dealing with problems due to the warming of the Arctic. Joe Raedle, a photographer for Getty, recently flew to Kivalina to spend some time with the villagers and photograph their lives and surroundings. The warming climate has led to troubles such as the accelerated erosion of the land the village sits on, which used to be mitigated by sea ice (which is vanishing), and permafrost [...]
Wed, Sep 18, 2019
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Two weeks have passed since Hurricane Dorian finally moved away from the Bahamas, after pummeling the island nation for days with sustained winds reaching 185 mph (295 kph). The official death toll has reached 50, but hundreds remain listed as missing, and search-and-rescue teams continue to comb through widespread wreckage. Thousands of residents evacuated in the days following the storm, but many remain on the hard-hit islands of the Abacos and Grand Bahama. Bahamian agencies are working with NGOs, foreign governments, and cruise and travel corporations to provide food, water, and supplies to those still in need. Gathered below, images [...]
Tue, Sep 17, 2019
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Releasing this fall, Skylum's Luminar 4 raw image editor and library application looks to be full of many new features. We have already been given sneak peeks of AI Sky Replacement and AI Structure technologies, and now we have two more artificial intelligence-powered image editing tools to look at: AI Skin Enhancer and Portrait Enhancer. These tools utilize machine learning to speed up the processing and retouching of portraits while still giving detailed controls to the photographer. Rather than need to make every adjustment... (read more) [...]
Tue, Sep 17, 2019
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Click here to read our Sony A7R IV Field Test Packed with an all-new 61-megapixel full-frame image sensor, the new Sony A7R Mark IV might seem like a prime candidate for landscapes, portraiture, architecture and other types of photographic pursuits that usually require lots and lots of image resolution. And that's all true! Don't get me wrong, the A7R IV is absolutely great at those endeavors, but there's much more to the story with the 4th-generation version of Sony's high-res full-frame mirrorless camera, and with that in mind... (read more) [...]
Mon, Sep 16, 2019
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Over the past month, the annual slash-and-burn efforts to create agricultural land across Indonesia’s Sumatra and Borneo islands have led to nearly 1,000 wildfires that are generating thick clouds of smoke and haze now blanketing parts of Southeast Asia. Most of the blazes are illegal fires set to clear land for palm oil and pulpwood industries. Malaysia is pressuring neighboring Indonesia to address the wildfires and step up enforcement to prevent future illegal burns. Its air quality has officially reached “unhealthy” levels, and dozens of schools have been closed. [...]
Mon, Sep 16, 2019
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By IR reader René Theuillon I love modern art! I have written last March a short article describing some attempts at shooting in the way of Saul Leiter, and since that time, I have made a lot of extra pictures. But I am not very satisfied by the results! In his framings, Saul Leiter had the genius to select one center of interest, surrounded by his stunning rendering. It is not easy to shoot in public areas playing with reflections and looking at my pictures, I found that they contained too many things and were a little bit... [...]
Sun, Sep 15, 2019
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Our regular Firmware Friday roundup returns once again this week bringing news of rather more updates than in recent weeks. Canon alone has shipped new firmware for seven DSLRs in the past week, and we also have news of mirrorless camera updates from both Fujifilm and Panasonic to discuss. Let's get right down to what's new! Canon EOS-1D C, EOS-1D X, EOS-1D X II, EOS 5DS, EOS 5DS R, EOS 5D III and EOS 5D IV We'll kick things off this week with Canon. The company has new firmware for a total of seven different... [...]
Fri, Sep 13, 2019
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Fujifilm X-A7 Hands-on Preview Right on time for its roughly 18-month release cycle, Fujifilm's budget-friendly X-A mirrorless camera line has just gained its latest model, in the form of the line-leading Fuji X-A7. Sporting a familiar-looking body that's almost exactly the same size as that of its predecessor, and a little bit lighter, the X-A7 is far more than just a simple refresh, however. Inside its newly-designed body you'll find an updated 24.2-megapixel image sensor. Around the back, the LCD panel has been widened to... (read more) [...]
Thu, Sep 12, 2019
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Ricoh has developed a strong reputation for itself in the 360-degree camera market. Since the 2013 CP+ show in Japan, when the company first showed off a prototype of what would become its Theta 360-degree spherical panoramic camera, it has launched numerous followup models. It's added video capture, improved image quality and storage, upped the video resolution to 4K, and even added high dynamic range and raw capture support. In the most recent Theta Z1 model, the company has switched to a much larger 1-inch image sensor... (read more) [...]
Wed, Sep 11, 2019
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Having shot with the Phase One XF camera system alongside both IQ3 and IQ4 digital backs, a common issue I had with the system is its immense size and weight. Designed (and excellent) for studio applications, the XF camera is simply not a great fit for the landscape photography I enjoy doing. However, the incredible image quality, particularly with the most recent 150-megapixel IQ4 digital back, made the struggle worthwhile. However, if you want unrivalled image quality without the hassle of a large XF camera system, Phase One's... (read more) [...]
Tue, Sep 10, 2019
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In April 1904, St. Louis opened its doors to the world for what was officially called the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, but was widely known as the St. Louis World’s Fair. Millions of dollars had been spent to build the 1,200-acre fairgrounds and its nearly 1,500 buildings—a huge scale that ended up delaying the opening by a year. During the eight months the fair stayed open, nearly 20 million people paid a visit. On display were marvels of technology, agriculture, art, and history, and there were amusement rides and entertainment to be found in a section called “the Pike.” The fair [...]
Mon, Sep 09, 2019
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It's another relatively short roundup this week for our regular Firmware Friday series, with just two companies releasing updates for a total of four cameras in the past seven days. This time around it's Canon and Leica we'll be discussing, with one update for the PowerShot G7X Mark III, and one apiece for the Leica M10, M10-P and M10-D. Let's get right down to what's new! Canon PowerShot G7X Mark III Canon's firmware update for the PowerShot G7X Mark III hasn't been released yet, so we don't know what version number it... (read more) [...]
Fri, Sep 06, 2019
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