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Olympus Stylus 1s camera announced in Japan

DPReview News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:30

Olympus has announced the Japan-only release of the Stylus 1s, a successor to its Stylus 1 enthusiast compact camera. Maintaining almost all of the same hardware as the Stylus 1, the Stylus 1s offers an OM-D based design with a fixed lens and provides some software upgrades. Read more

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How I Made That Bird Picture (and Print)

The Online Photographer - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:06
By Ctein [Ctein's "Bird Impression" Print Sale ends tomorrow at noon Central time. —Mike] Before I dive into this particular monologue, I want to remind you that the purpose of illustrations are to illustrate a point. They don't prove anything.... Michael Johnston
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B&H Photo's PhotoPlus Deals

The Online Photographer - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:48
B&H Photo has a large number of items on special sale through tomorrow, in honor of New Yawk Citay's own PhotoPlus 2014. That includes a Canon Pixma Pro-1 for only $400 (I believe the original price was in the $1,200... Michael Johnston
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The Oporopolist is a Papacolist (OT)

The Online Photographer - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:34
In the first two paragraphs of the second chapter of Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov uses eight words that I don't know the meaning of. Three are foreign words (two Latin, one apparently French) that he presumes (incorrectly in my case)... Michael Johnston
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DxO Labs introduces OpticsPro 10 with atmospheric haze correction feature

DPReview News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:40

DxO has taken the wraps off its OpticsPro 10, the latest software version that brings with it, among other things, DxO ClearView for correcting atmospheric haze. Joining the new feature are some improvements to the software, not the least of which is enhanced noise reduction promised to trump competing products, as well as interface changes. Read more

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Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df

DPReview News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:01

Luxury goods brand Brikk has released the price of its forthcoming 'Lux Nikon kit' that has been finished in its trademark yellow gold and which will be on sale this month. Set to cost $41,395, the kit will include a gold plated Nikon Df body, a Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens with gold plated lens cap and lens hood, together with the usual charger, cables and software, and will come in a specially made gold plated Zero Haliburton hard case. Read more

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More Crack for Photographers

The Online Photographer - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:57
...Like we needed more things to want. The 27-inch iMac with a 5k Retina display. Yikes. Just sayin'. Mike Original contents copyright 2014 by Michael C. Johnston and/or the bylined author. All Rights Reserved. Links in this post may be... Michael Johnston
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Brian Thomas and Seeing the Dead

The Online Photographer - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:32
One of the last and best photo essays from the Pile of Prints website—"Seeing the Dead," a photo essay about how people see the dead differently in Mexico and America. (This is a surreptitious warning to the clueless that Halloween... Michael Johnston
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First Hasselblad in space goes to auction next month

DPReview News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 03:15

The first Zeiss lens and Hasselblad 500C camera to visit space will be going up for auction on November 13 via RR Auction in Boston. The unit is a piece of history, having joined Wally Schirra during the Mercury-Atlas 8 mission and, later on, Gordon Cooper during the Mercury-Atlas 9 mission. Read more

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Sony G Series XQD format v.2 memory cards introduced

DPReview News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 03:00

Sony has introduced a new line of XQD format version 2 memory cards, the G Series. As with other XQD cards, the G Series promises fast read and write speeds that are able to match the demanding needs of select cameras, such as the Nikon D4 and D4s. In turn, Nikon has announced that the D4s will support Sony's version 2 XQD cards, with improved write speeds and burst capacities. Read more

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Ricoh announces weather-resistant HD Pentax-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6

DPReview News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:00

Ricoh has announced the HD Pentax-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR standard zoom. Covering an equivalent range of 24.5mm to 130mm, this lens uses Pentax's HD coating to cut down on flare and ghosting and offers a weather-resistant construction. It will be available in November for $749.95/£599.99. Read more

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 shooting experience published

DPReview News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:56

We've just added more detail to our Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review including a summary of our shooting experience. Read our updated preview of Panasonic's latest enthusiast compact and find out how it fares in real-world shooting. Read more

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Photographer's notebook from Captain Scott's last Antarctica expedition found

DPReview News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:07

A notebook containing recorded details of plates shot by explorer George Murray Levick during Captain Scott’s final expedition has been found and restored by the Antarctic Heritage Trust of New Zealand. Discovered in melted snow outside the hut that was Scott's base during the British Antarctic Expedition, the notebook is said to contain pencil-written details of 'the dates, subjects and exposure details for the photographs he took during 1911 while at Cape Adare'. Learn more

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New service Mylio offers to synchronize your photographic life

DPReview News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 04:00

Mylio, a subscription-based photo organization and storage program, is making a debut at this year's PhotoPlus Expo in New York. Created by MyLO, a Bellevue, Washington-based company, Mylio offers cross-device access to a user's collection of photos, without them having to change their storage structure. We've taken it for a test drive - find out our impressions and find out about the new service. Read more

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So, About That Bird Picture

The Online Photographer - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 18:57
By Ctein [The bird picture is our current print sale print —Ed.] It's not my usual thing. I don't make emotive, evocative photographs. My subject matter sometimes is awe-inspiring—total eclipses, space launches, aurorae—so I'm used to making photographs that elicit... Michael Johnston
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Interview: Anne Geddes on photography and philanthropy

DPReview News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 16:06

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with one of the most recognizable names in photography - Anne Geddes. In our interview, recorded in partnership with CreativeLive, DPR's Barney Britton talks with the photographer about how her career started, the transition from film to digital, and her efforts as a global advocate for children. See video

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Ricoh offers Theta M15 360-degree spherical camera with video recording

DPReview News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:01

Ricoh has announced the Theta M15, a second version of its 360-degree camera. The M15 is also capable of 360-degree spherical images, which can be viewed using Ricoh's mobile app or The M15 adds video recording to its portfolio with clips up to three minutes. Learn more

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Microsoft offers Office 365 subscribers unlimited OneDrive storage

DPReview News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 21:17

Microsoft has announced that all users subscribed to Office 365 will begin to see their OneDrive cloud storage upgraded to unlimited space for no additional cost. The new change will begin rolling out over the next few months to subscribers of the Home, Personal, and University editions. Read more

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O Lawd Hep Me

The Online Photographer - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 18:45
First of all, here's the theme song for this post. Secondly, readers can help: you can either post a comment that says, "Mike, the last thing you need is another camera," or else you could helpfully point out deficits, flaws,... Michael Johnston
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DPReview Live 2014 videos now available

DPReview News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 14:42

Earlier this month we teamed up with CreativeLive to produce two days of live streaming interviews and discussions about photography, photo gear and industry trends. We've just added the videos to our archive so you can catch anything you missed or want to re-watch. See videos

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