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• Click here to read our Olympus TG-6 Hands-on Preview • The Olympus TG-5 from 2017 set a high bar for waterproof cameras, adding raw burst capture, 4K video, a dedicated mode dial and other upgrades while judiciously shrinking the resolution down to a more reasonable 12 megapixels, given the sensor size. Not content to just rest on those lofty laurels, our friends at Olympus are back today with the new Tough TG-6 camera. Sporting a similar exterior and keeping all the same features we loved from the TG-5, the new TG-6 packs... [...]
Wed, May 22, 2019
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Buddhists around the world recently celebrated Vesak, or Buddha Day, a festival that marks the birth, enlightenment, and death of Gautama Buddha, observed on the full moon in May or June. Devotees, monks, and nuns gathered in temples and sacred areas to pray and rededicate themselves to the teachings of Buddha. Vesak is observed in varying ways from country to country, and some of these can be seen below in photographs from Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Cambodia, China, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, and more. [...]
Mon, May 20, 2019
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This week's Firmware Friday roundup is a bit of an unusual one, in that while there are plenty of cameras receiving new firmware in the past seven days -- for 10 models, to be exact -- we actually don't have a huge amount to discuss. The reasons for that are twofold. While Nikon has updated both its Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras to firmware version C:2.00, we've not only already told you about these updates in a separate article, but also tested the flagship new feature of both updates against the competition. And as for Sony,... [...]
Sat, May 18, 2019
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One of the best ways to improve your photography is to learn from others' experience. And perhaps those with the most experience to impart upon the rest of us are the pros who make a living from their works. As a contributor to National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Life, Time and more, Olympus Visionary Jay Dickman has spent the past four decades gaining reams of experience on all seven continents, and after a recent trip to Asia, he's provided us with a list of seven tips for how to improve your travel photography. The... [...]
Fri, May 17, 2019
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Click here to read my Fuji XF 16mm f/2.8 Field Test An important aspect of any great native lens system is fast prime lenses for users who demand the utmost in light-gathering capabilities and optical performance. However, ideally, there should also be more affordable options for photographers who want to capture sharp photos but don't necessarily need the brightest and most expensive lenses. When it comes to wide-angle prime lenses, the Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4 has proven to be a popular choice, but its fairly large size and... (read more) [...]
Fri, May 17, 2019
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Engineering fashion in Beijing, a luxury houseboat for rising seas, flooding in Paraguay, father-daughter soccer in Liverpool, murals on the border wall in Mexico, the Giro d’Italia cycling race in Italy, Buddha’s-birthday observations in Taiwan, Lady Macbeth in Greece, skateboarding in Los Angeles, Ramadan in Indonesia, and much more [...]
Fri, May 17, 2019
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Click here to see how Eye AF on the Nikon Z6 compares to the Sony A7 III! A number of cameras have had eye-detection autofocus functionality in some form or fashion over the years, but in recent times, Sony's mirrorless cameras -- most notably the A9, A7R III and A7 III -- have really upped the ante when it comes to Eye AF tracking performance thanks to their sophisticated AF and object-detection algorithms combined with image sensors crammed full of on-chip phase-detection pixels. Late last year when Nikon announced their... [...]
Thu, May 16, 2019
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A century ago, the Treaty of Versailles was signed, as much of the world was still recovering from the devastation of World War I. Rebuilding was just beginning, refugees were returning home, orphans were being cared for, and a global influenza outbreak was being battled. In other news, the Lincoln Memorial was nearing completion in Washington, D.C.; Vladimir Lenin was working to solidify the Soviet Republic; the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed—guaranteeing women the right to vote; a molasses disaster struck Boston; and much more. Please take a moment to look back at some of the events [...]
Wed, May 15, 2019
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Though they have been dabbling in the hand-held, small camera market for a few years now, DJI is jumping into the deep end with their announcement of the Osmo Action camera, a compact 1/2.3 inch sensor camera that is waterproof, dustproof and shockproof as well as having the ability to continue operation even in subzero temperatures (more on all this below). In short, it's a true action camera designed to compete directly against the GoPro Hero and the Sony RX0 II. The Osmo Action camera is small, but sports two LCDs to make... [...]
Wed, May 15, 2019
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Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with executives from Ricoh -- the company behind the Pentax brand -- alongside the CP+ tradeshow in Tokyo. Speaking on behalf of both brands were Ricoh Co. Ltd.'s Takashi Arai of the Product Planning Department, Product Development Center, Smart Vision Business Group; Hiroki Sugahara, General Manager of the Marketing Communication Department; Yuusuke Shimizu of the Product Planning & Management Section, Theta Planning Department, Theta Business Division, Smart Vision Business Unit;... (read more) [...]
Tue, May 14, 2019
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In all of landscape photography and perhaps photography as a whole, there are few names more famous than that of Ansel Adams. His landscape images of the American west transcended the medium and elevated photography, perhaps for the first time, into the realm of art. I recently had the opportunity to read the latest book covering the work of Ansel Adams, Ansel Adams' The Grand Canyon and the Southwest from publishers Little, Brown and Company. The special edition paperback book features many of Adams' images from the Grand Canyon... (read more) [...]
Tue, May 14, 2019
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Today Adobe announced three key updates to the Lightroom platform: Tutorials, Shared Albums (not in Lightroom Classic), and the first new control added to the "editing stack" since Dehaze: the Texture slider. It's been a while since we've seen a feature update like this, four years to be exact, and of course, that means expectations are high. Though we will touch on the Tutorials and Shared Albums below, I want to start with Texture, since it is likely to be the most read-about part of today's update. Texture Initially, the... (read more) [...]
Tue, May 14, 2019
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China’s Huawei Technologies is the largest telecommunications-equipment manufacturer in the world, with production and development centers in more than a dozen countries. One of its newest facilities, located in Dongguan, China, is being built as a collection of replicas of European landmarks. The 3.5-square-mile Ox Horn research and development campus is being developed as 12 separate “towns,” with names such as Paris, Verona, and Bruges. Research buildings are being modeled after famous castles, palaces, and more. The Ox Horn campus is designed to accommodate 25,000 employees, and is connected by private trams and trains to other nearby Huawei campuses and [...]
Mon, May 13, 2019
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Last week, we shared a video created by photographer Attilio Ruffo which compared four different focusing techniques you can use when capturing landscape photos. This week, Ruffo is back to share five tips to help you take sharp photos. After all, focus is only one part of the equation when creating a sharp image. Of the four tips below, the second and third are particularly important: use a tripod and use some form of a remote shutter release. The more stable your camera, the sharper your resulting images. Similarly, Ruffo's... (read more) [...]
Sat, May 11, 2019
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For a second post running, our regular Firmware Friday roundup brings news of new Wi-Fi Direct-enabling SnapBridge firmware for Nikon DSLRs. We also have news both of new firmware on the way for the Ricoh Theta V 360-degree spherical camera, and new / updated software for the just-launched flagship Ricoh Theta Z1. There's a fair bit to discuss, so let's get right down to it! Nikon D850, D5600 and D7500 We'll start off this week with Nikon. The company has updated the D850 (download here), D5600 (download here) and D7500... (read more) [...]
Sat, May 11, 2019
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