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We can hardly control our excitement -- one of the most eagerly-anticipated cameras of the year is finally about to arrive! Launched at the Photokina tradeshow last September, the Samsung NX1 mirrorless is the company's first truly pro-grade camera, and sports some pretty spectacular features. We're talking a solid weather-sealed magnesium-alloy body, a light-loving backside-illuminated APS-C image sensor with high 28.2-megapixel resolution, 205-point on-chip phase detection autofocus, astounding 15 frames-per-second burst... (read more) [...]
Fri, Nov 21, 2014
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Sixteen -- make that seventeen cameras already updated, six more updates pledged to arrive soon, one imaging accessory updated, and another accessory likewise promised to receive an update soon: This is one truly epic Firmware Friday. (We have a feeling it's probably record-breaking, and it's actually grown since first post as we just learned of another update!) Olympus In fact, it's so big that we're just going to skip right to the updates, and let them do the talking. We'll start with Olympus, whose new version 2.2 update for... (read more) [...]
Fri, Nov 21, 2014
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This week we have big wave surfing in Portugal, a Beaujolais wine spa in Japan, a massive floating Christmas tree in Rio de Janeiro, a plane crash in Chicago, protests in Mexico City, real-life Mario Kart races in Tokyo, a descent into a mysterious hole in northern Siberia, a blizzard in New York state, and much more. [35 photos] A vehicle, with a large chunk of snow on its top, drives along Route 20 after digging out after a massive snow fall in Lancaster, New York, on November 19, 2014. An autumn blizzard dumped a year's worth of snow [...]
Fri, Nov 21, 2014
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Sony has announced the α7 II (ILCE-7M2), the next in the α7 series of interchangeable-lens models and the world's first camera with optical 5-axis image stabilisation designed for a full-frame image sensor.The camera offers outstanding image quality in a compact... [...]
Fri, Nov 21, 2014
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Six NUJ members have discovered that their lawful journalistic and union activities are being monitored and recorded by the Metropolitan Police. They are now taking legal action against the Metropolitan Police Commissioner and the Home Secretary to challenge this ongoing police surveillance. [...]
Fri, Nov 21, 2014
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Finally, it's here! When Motrr first launched its clever Galileo 360-degree motion platform for the iPhone and iPod Touch some two and a half years ago, we were even more intrigued by a glimpse of a GoPro action camera mounted on the platform. As of a year ago, plans for GoPro compatibility had been temporarily shelved due to connectivity issues. Those issues, it seems, have been resolved and the GoPro mount -- compatible with the Hero3, Hero3+ and Hero4 models -- is expected to begin shipping within two weeks. So what can... [...]
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
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Wi-Fi enabled flash card maker Eye-Fi packs some pretty impressive technology into the confines of the humble SD card, but its not just its tech that's feeling the squeeze these days. On the one side, with the demise of the compact camera in the face of camera-equipped smartphones, the average consumer has less need for a way to get their photos onto their phone. On the other, the spread of cameras with built-in Wi-Fi means there's less need for a Wi-Fi addon from those of us who still carry a dedicated camera. Clearly,... [...]
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
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Last September, we told you about a new firmware update for the Fuji X-T1, promised by the company for delivery in December. Well, now we have a precise date for that update's arrival, as well as a list of new features that's even longer than ever. Ordinarily, we'd have saved this for tomorrow's Firmware Friday roundup -- and indeed, we'll still have news of new firmware for other cameras to tell you about tomorrow -- but this update is so impressive in its scope that it truly deserves its own item. The Fujifilm X-T1... [...]
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
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Good news, macro fans: If you're shooting with a Fuji X-mount camera, your macro-shooting options just got a whole lot better courtesy of two affordable new macro extension tubes for Fujifilm's mirrorless camera line. Each is made from metal, and both extension tubes feature electrical connections that allow use of autofocus and aperture control with the tubes in place. Available from mid-December, just in time for the holiday season, the Fuji MCEX-11 macro extension tube works with all current Fuji-branded X-mount lenses,... (read more) [...]
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
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For more than three years now, Syrians have endured the loss and hardship caused by a protracted civil war. At the moment, Syrian government forces are fighting several rebel groups spread throughout the country, as well as ISIS, the militant group attempting to form a new state carved out of Syria and Iraq. The smaller rebel groups are fighting each other, and just about everyone in the region is fighting ISIS, assisted by airstrikes carried out by a U.S.-led coalition. Pockets of Damascus are stable enough for residents to carry on normal lives, while some distant rural villages have been [...]
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
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Sony Japan has unveiled the latest addition to the A7-series of full-frame mirrorless cameras, the new Sony A7 II. The "Mark II" model features not only the world's first 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization system for a full-frame ILC, but also a number of design tweaks and build quality improvements. Originally seen on the Olympus E-M5, a 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization system compensates for yaw, pitch, and roll, as well as vertical... (read more) [...]
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
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Here it is, ladies and gentlemen -- the perfect Hump Day story to celebrate getting past the middle of your work week! If you've ever wondered what it's like to roam the desert like Lawrence of Arabia, now you can get the experience -- without the stifling heat -- from the comfort of your desk, thanks to Google's latest Street View project. This does stretch the definition of "street" to the limit, admittedly, but Google's Street View cameras have documented the desert area of the Liwa Oasis, on the outskirts of the Rub' al... [...]
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
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It must be update day today: No sooner has Adobe released its new versions of Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw, DNG Converter and Lightroom with new camera support than Phase One does the same. The just-released Capture One 8.0.2 release brings compatibility with the latest Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite operating system, as well as support for eight new cameras and four lenses. The update also squashes a long list of bugs and compatibility issues. Cameras newly-supported by Phase One Capture One 8.0.2 include the Canon 7D Mark II,... (read more) [...]
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
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One of the most heavily discussed and debated features of the powerful new Samsung NX1 is its advanced 4K video recording capabiities. The Samsung NX1 can shoot and internally record 4K movies at Cinema 4K resolution (4,096 x 2,160) at 24p, and Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160) at 30p. Full HD (1080p), HD (720p) and VGA (480p) resolutions are also available, all at 60p, 30p or 24p (including 50p and 25p for PAL). We've now had an opportunity to shoot new sample videos in Cinema 4K and Ultra HD resolutions using production-level firmware... [...]
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
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Germany's Metz-Werke GmbH & Co KG has today filed for insolvency, a brief article from Reuters confirms. Referred to by Reuters' Frankfurt desk as being a television maker, Metz is better known to photographers for its third-party Metz Mecablitz flash strobes, as well as a variety of lighting-related accessories. It's apparently the company's television business that has been struggling, however, with strong competition and low pricing making the situation unsustainable. Little information is currently available as to just... (read more) [...]
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
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