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Eight weeks ago, Ricoh launched its Pentax K-S1 DSLR, an unusual camera whose styling divides opinions like few others. Today, the company has announced three new color variants of that camera which also add to the product bundle -- Lime Pie (lime green trim), Strawberry Cake (deep pink trim) and Blue Cream Soda (light blue trim). Dubbed the Sweets Collection, each of the three variants pairs its trim color with white body panels, for a very eyecatching look. In the process, Ricoh has also shaved US$100 off list pricing for... (read more) [...]
Thu, Oct 23, 2014
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Canon APS-C shooters in need of a lightweight, budget-friendly telephoto zoom should take note of Canon's refreshed EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens. We've just published our full review of this updated lens, and for a "kit" lens, this one's surprisingly impressive. Released at the end of 2013, this marks the third iteration of Canon's EF-S 55-250 lens. However, it's not a replacement for the 55-250mm EF-S IS II, as both are still available for sale. Notable improvements include incorporating the new STM stepping motor... (read more) [...]
Wed, Oct 22, 2014
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One last overview of autumn, my favorite season. Across the Northern Hemisphere, harvests are in motion, festivals are being held to celebrate the change of season, animals are returning to their winter grounds, and of course, viewers are enjoying the explosion of colors among the leaves. Collected here are some a few more images from this year's autumn. [27 photos] A leaf of the Virginia Creeper hangs from a roof in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany on September 30, 2014. (Patrick Pleul/AFP/Getty Images) [...]
Wed, Oct 22, 2014
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The top awards for the 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition were announced last night at a glittering ceremony held at London's Natural History Museum.
 The winners received their awards from the Museum Patron, The Duchess of Cambridge, Sir David... [...]
Wed, Oct 22, 2014
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If you're shooting with a Nikon camera, it might be time to update your bundled software. The company has just released updates to its consumer ViewNX 2 and enthusiast-oriented Capture NX-D imaging apps. The update to Capture NX-D fixes a raft of bugs, while the ViewNX 2 update adds support for one camera and makes a functional improvement to file handling. We'll start with Capture NX-D, since that's the bigger of the two updates. In full, the list of changes made in Nikon Capture NX-D version 1.0.3 is as... (read more) [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
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For the last couple of years, Sony has dominated the enthusiast compact camera market with its RX100-series, three closely-related, zoom-equipped cameras that are both pocket-friendly and feature much larger sensors than previous enthusiast compacts. Their nearest competitors have been Canon's G1X-series cameras, which are much larger, intended for the coat pocket rather than the pants pocket. But last month, the biennial Photokina tradeshow changed all that, as two brand-new contenders appeared, ready to vie for the title of best... (read more) [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
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Do you get a little sweaty-palmed when offloading your videos, especially if you're in the field? Sure, you can make multiple copies, but there's no guarantee that something hasn't gotten corrupted along the way. Manually verifying the sanctity of each video is unnecessarily time-consuming, though, and all too easily forgotten. Thankfully, the folks at Red Giant have come to your rescue with a new app that's designed to give you peace of mind and a smoother workflow. Red Giant Offload is relatively straightforward, and... (read more) [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
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Nikon will be announcing the winners of the 2014 Small World Photomicrography Competition on October 30. As a preview of the announcement, they've shared some of the unranked images from this year's competition with us here. Celebrating its 40th year, the contest invites photographers and scientists to submit images of all things visible under a microscope. More than 1,200 entries were received this year. Enjoy a trip into a miniature world through the images below, all from the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. [26 photos] Mite in a small forest. (Jose R. Almodovar, Puerto Rico) [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
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Last June, we reported on the demise of Apple's flagship imaging app, Aperture, which is no longer being actively developed. Apple's decision to abandon Aperture left photographers with a choice: Stay with the app and continue to expend energy on an increasingly obsolete database format, or make the jump to a rival product from the likes of Adobe, Corel or Phase One at the earliest opportunity. The problem with making that jump was that of taking your existing catalog with you. Each app has its own proprietary database... (read more) [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014
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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of French-Chinese diplomatic relations, the French production company La Machine traveled to Beijing, China, with two of its massive mechanical puppets, including a 20-foot-tall spider named La Princesse and the newly added Long Ma, a 46-ton fire-breathing dragon-horse made of wood and steel. La Machine put on three days of performances titled "Long Ma, Spirit of the Dragon Horse" next to Beijing's Bird's Nest Stadium, ending yesterday. [25 photos] French production company La Machine's latest creation, a massive mechanical puppet named "Long Ma" or Dragon Horse breathes steam while performs in front of the Bird's [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014
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René Burri, the photographer best known for his iconic images of Che Guevera and Pablo Picasso, has died at 81. [...]
Sun, Oct 19, 2014
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Last December, Ricoh's impressive Pentax K-50 digital SLR took top place in our annual Camera of the Year awards as 2013's Best Entry-Level DSLR. Based around the same sensor as the company's then-flagship Pentax K-5 II DSLR, the key to the K-50's success was a design that brought numerous enthusiast-grade features down to a consumer-friendly pricetag. At the time, the weather-sealed Pentax K-50 was priced at US$780 for a kit that included an 18-55mm zoom lens which was also weather-sealed. That was simply unheard-of... (read more) [...]
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
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If you've been having difficulty getting the battery of your Nikon Coolpix P600 or P340 digital camera to take a charge, we have good news this Firmware Friday. Nikon is aware of the problem, and it's just released new firmware aimed at resolving the issue. Nikon P600 firmware version 1.2 and Nikon P340 firmware version 1.2 both correct a problem that could result in the battery failing to take a charge once fully discharged, so if you have any battery packs that weren't charging, now is the time to try them once more --... [...]
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
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This week we have photographs from Nepal, China, Venezuela, Siberia, Israel, Ukraine, Missouri, Nevada, outer space, and many more locations. Also, this week, I'm playing with visual rhyming—couplets and triplets of images that relate to each other or play off each other, either visually or contextually (or both). Several pairs and trios of images within today's essay are deliberately sequenced in this manner, some more subtle than others. Please let me know, in comments or directly, if you like this, or if it feels a bit gimmicky, thanks. [35 photos] Blind student Marina Gimaraes, of the Association of Ballet [...]
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
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How would you like to meet the Practical Photography and Digital Photo experts, get hands-on with the latest Olympus OM-D compact system cameras and lenses, and learn from Olympus' in-store specialists and ambassadors? Well, that's exactly what we've got lined... [...]
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
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