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The Panasonic GF7 offers many of the same expansive features as its higher-end, pricier Lumix siblings, but instead, gives consumers an easy to use, very lightweight, yet very complete compact system camera at an affordable price point. It's shares a lot in common size-wise compared to the Panasonic GM5, though the GF7 is, nevertheless, just a tad larger and also opts for a 180-degree tilting, selfie-friendly LCD screen rather than a built-in EVF. Reviewer Eamon Hickey spent some time recently with... (read more) [...]
Thu, Sep 03, 2015
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Meet Bokeh Life, a brand new, photography-centric company created by avid photographer, Instagram alum and current Dropbox designer, Tim Van Damme. For the past month or so, Van Damme has been teasing the world with Bokeh Life, a project that started almost a year ago after a humorous question turned into a business opportunity. As shared on Bokeh Life's ‘About' page, the conversation that led to the creation went something like this: “I wonder what it'd look like if I make the word ‘BOKEH' look like the name of a metal band.” “Cool, looks like... [...]
Thu, Sep 03, 2015
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As part of Leica's ‘100 Years of Leica Photography' celebration, it released limited edition and very exclusive Leica M Set Edition ‘Leica 100' sets, of which 101 were made with edition numbers ranging from 1914–2014. What Leica didn't tell the world at the time is that there were an additional 25 ‘Null Series' sets manufactured, which were pre-production models not made available to the general public. Now, one of the 25 sets is up for sale and it sets itself apart from any other Leica product and kit in some of the most luxurious and unusual of... [...]
Thu, Sep 03, 2015
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In Beijing, China marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, and its role in defeating Japan, by holding an enormous military parade and declaring a new national holiday. The spectacle involved more than 12,000 troops, 500 pieces of military hardware, and 200 aircraft of various types, representing what military officials said were the Chinese military's most cutting-edge technology. While the entire event was a show of strength, Chinese officials insisted the message was about peace, with the logo displayed on posters featuring an image of a dove. [...]
Thu, Sep 03, 2015
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On September 3, China will commemorate the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender and the end of World War II. Back then, the Chinese forces were composed of a tense alliance between the ruling Kuomintang Nationalists (KMT) and members of Mao Zedong's Communist Party of China (CPC), who had been fighting a civil war since 1927. KMT soldiers suffered the lion's share of casualties, with deaths and injuries counted in the millions. Shortly after the end of WWII, China's civil war flared up again, continuing until Mao established the People's Republic of China in 1949, while most KMT members fled, relocating [...]
Wed, Sep 02, 2015
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Canon is today announcing the launch of its hdbook service at a range of retailers across the UK and Ireland. This makes it easier than ever to create your own personalised high quality photo book. Plus Canon is offering 25%... [...]
Wed, Sep 02, 2015
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The design philosophy of these new fast fixed focal length lenses opens a new chapter in the SP legend. Engineering processes and opto-mechanical construction have been totally integrated in the design process to create great feel to these lenses and... [...]
Wed, Sep 02, 2015
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(UPDATE: B&H pre-order links added.) Tamron is probably best known as a manufacturer of zoom lenses, although they do have a few primes in their lineup, including their classic 90mm F/2.8 macro. This may be changing, though, as Tamron is revamping and re-branding their "SP" line of higher-quality lenses. At a press event introducing their two newest lenses in New York yesterday, Tamron made it clear that they're setting a new bar in terms of optical quality, build quality, and the je ne sais quoi of "feel" in the hand. Based... (read [...]
Wed, Sep 02, 2015
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It's that time again when we get the honor of unveiling the winners of our Photo of the Day contest, and if you like nature photography you're in for a treat. All three prize-winning photographers for the month of July have brought to us a unique look at the natural world, and beautiful ones at that! Our First Prize this month goes to one of our contest regulars, Debra S. Dorothy, with a fun and whimsical image of a woodpecker in what appears to be a potential oncoming collision. The bird's eye is in sharp focus and yet at 600mm there [...]
Tue, Sep 01, 2015
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Panasonic brought a few surprises today with the announcement of a handful of new camera products, including a brand new 25mm f/1.7 prime lens, a trio of updated zoom lenses and an advanced software upgrade for the Panasonic GH4 that adds log video recording modes. Starting with the new prime lens, this all-new optic joins the Panasonic family of compact-yet-bright prime lenses with fast apertures. Offering a longer focal length than their earlier 20mm f/1.7 pancake prime and shorter than the recently released 42.5mm f/1.7... (read more) [...]
Tue, Sep 01, 2015
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Today, Sony has officially launched ‘α Universe', an engaging website designed to share with the world what Sony and its imaging department is all about; what it means to own Sony gear. The site is part publication, part portfolio and entirely experiential, taking a behind-the-scenes look at the gear, artists and imagery that Sony's cameras and optics have captured over the years. As part of the experience, Sony has divided up the website into five main components, each which serve their own purpose of teaching consumers about Sony cameras and optics: Home,... [...]
Tue, Sep 01, 2015
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Throughout September 2015, Leica and The Photographers' Gallery will be offering complimentary Associate Membership (for one year) to the first fifty customers who purchase a Leica camera or lens at the Leica Store Mayfair at 34 Bruton Place, London W1. As... [...]
Tue, Sep 01, 2015
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Shoot & Share, the team that brought gallery and print fulfillment service PASS to life, has announced its newest project, AGREE, a service that strives to make the process of contracts and payments as simple as can be for wedding, portrait and event photographers. It's safe to say the goal of any freelance photographer is to spend as little time as possible worrying about paperwork and the business side of things. It's better to be out shooting, capturing images and making money than trying to make custom contract templates and worrying about what payment... [...]
Tue, Sep 01, 2015
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This morning, Visual Supply Co. (VSCO) announced via email it is killing off its Lightroom shortcut plugin VSCO Keys. Launched in 2012, VSCO Keys is a plugin for Lightroom that allows users of VSCO presets to speed up their workflow by custom mapping their keyboards to give users a one-key method to edit images by increasing the exposure, changing the color temperature, choosing user-defined presets and other variables. In the mass email to VSCO Keys users, VSCO said: We know that VSCO Keys is a product greatly loved by... (read more) [...]
Tue, Sep 01, 2015
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When we were first told about the DxO One a few months ago our mouths dropped... a 1-inch sensored camera from the acclaimed software maker and testing company that plugs directly into your smartphone. And it was even reported to have a few new tricks up its sleeve as well, so we couldn't wait to get a full production sample unit in for testing and shooting in the real world. We finally received one (er, "One") just a few weeks ago and have now had the chance to give it an initial run through its paces, both in our test lab [...]
Tue, Sep 01, 2015
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