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Opinion: Why the death of the point and shoot benefits photographers

DPReview News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:48

The death of the point-and-shoot compact has been disastrous for all the major camera manufacturers, but it's not all bad news. Manufacturers  are clambering over themselves to offer the most attractive features to the last group of people willing to pay for a good camera, spurring the kind of innovation we've not seen in a long time. Find out why we think photographers are reaping the greatest benefits from the decline of the point-and-shoot. Read more

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'Torture, the Whole Thing'

The Online Photographer - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 13:59
Diane Arbus, Penelope Tree in her Living Room, N.Y.C., 1962 (This JPEG illustrates a print made later by Neil Selkirk, under the auspices of Diane Arbus's daughter Doon's administration of her estate. It was part of the Berman Collection and... Michael Johnston
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Photokina 2014 Video: The Fujifilm X100T

DPReview News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 09:10

In our latest from-the-show-floor video, we visit the Fujifilm booth at Photokina 2014 to learn more about the Fujifilm X100T, the newest member of the company's ultra-premium compact camera family. See video

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Photokina 2014: Ricoh stand report

DPReview News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 07:02

Behind Nikon's Photokina 2014 stand is the Ricoh booth, the most colorful we've seen thus far. It's not the design of the booth that's colorful. Rather, it's the dozens of color combinations available for the company's DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. The waterfall in front was pretty cool, too. Take the tour.

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Photokina 2014: Hands on with new Tamron lenses - including 15-30mm F2.8

DPReview News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:57

We caught up with Tamron at Photokina 2014 to get a peek at the new 15-30mm F2.8 ultra-wide angle zoom. It's designed to cover a full frame sensor and was shown to us in a late prototype form, though its official launch date is unconfirmed. We also got some hands-on time with the manufacturer's latest all-in-one zoom lenses as well as the always-impressively-huge 150-600mm F5-6.3. Read more

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Photokina 2014: Hands on with Sigma's new 150-600mm telezooms

DPReview News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 05:52

The stars of Sigma's booth at this years Photokina were two new telezoom lenses - 'C' and 'S' versions of a 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM aimed at enthusiasts and sports / wildlife professionals, respectively. The company was also showing off its new 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM 'C' for APS-C DSLRs. We headed to the company's stand on our final day at the show, and got our hands on the new gear (except the stuff behind glass). Click through to see more.

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Photokina 2014: Polaroid Socialmatic combines camera, printer and Android OS

DPReview News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 05:12

The Polaroid Socialmatic was first announced a while ago but is still in development and expected to ship sometime later this year. However, at the Polaroid stand in Hall 5.2 Photokina visitors can already get their hands on a few prototypes and play with the unique device. The Socialmatic combines a 14MP camera, an Android smart device and a Polaroid Zero Ink technology printer. Click through to read more.

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Photokina 2014: Sneak peek at upcoming Fujifilm XF lenses

DPReview News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 03:31

Fujifilm announced two cameras on the runup to Photokina - the X100T and X30. But the company is also showing off mockups of several new lenses, slated for release next year. We sat down with senior executives from Fujifilm earlier today, and got our hands on the samples. Click through to take a look at what's in store.

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Photokina 2014: Olympus stand report

DPReview News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:51

The Olympus booth was relatively quiet compared to the madhouses at Nikon and Canons' stands, which made it easier to get up close and personal with the company's new lenses. We also took a look at some of their recent cameras, and have a few cutaways, as well. Read more.

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Photokina 2014 interview: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

DPReview News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:31

In this video from Photokina, Panasonic's Matt Frazer walks us through the features of the new Lumix DMC-LX100 compact camera. Matt also explains Panasonic's use of a multi-aspect four thirds sensor, discusses lens design and manufacture, and explains the camera's 4K video capabilities. See video

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9/18/14 The Morning Coffee: Photosexual Politics

The Online Photographer - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:30
A good morning to you— I'm probably the last person to comment on this, as I've never shot a single nude photo of anyone. (I don't know how ordinary or unusual that makes me among lifelong photographers—I don't have any... Michael Johnston
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Photokina 2014: Nikon stand report (updated)

DPReview News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:18

We swung by Nikon's Photokina 2014 stand to see the new D750 in action and investigate what else the company has in store for show attendees. The booth itself is a bit less flashy than some of the competitions, and distinctly lacking in cars and ladies wearing sequins, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't make an impression. Click through to read more

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Photokina 2014: Hands-on with RED's Epic Dragon

DPReview News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:26

How does the idea of capturing 100 19MP Raw files per second sound? That's what RED's latest camera, the RED Dragon can do, courtesy of its 6K video capture mode. Fully modular, the RED Dragon can be adapted to accept a multitude of lens mounts, and although intended for professional movie shooting, its still image quality is seriously impressive too. We got a quick tour of RED's latest magic machines at the company's stand

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Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X

DPReview News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 15:01

Canon has been busy - its latest high-end compact, the PowerShot G7 X slots in beneath the G1 X Mark II, and offers a 20MP 1'-type sensor, 24-100mm equivalent F1.8-2.8 zoom lens and a host of other enthusiast-friendly features. We spoke to Canon recently and got access to a pre-production G7 X. Click through for a hands-on tour of the new camera. 

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Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall Discusses the 7D Mark II

DPReview News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:15

Join us for a video interview with Canon's Chuck Westfall, Technical Advisor at Canon U.S.A.'s Professional Engineering and Solutions Division, in which he talks us through some of the features of the new EOS 7D Mark II DSLR, introduced this week at Photokina. 

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Relonch brings APS-C image sensor to the iPhone

DPReview News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:50

The Relonch camera combines an APS-C sensor with an extremely simple UI and attaches to your iPhone, using your phone for display, image processing, storage, and sharing. A bright F2.0 lens ensures low-light performance. At an output resolution of only 1MP, it's a niche product, but the concept is exciting. Click through to learn more.

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II beta image samples

DPReview News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 09:30

We got a chance to shoot with a pre-release beta of Canon's EOS 7D Mark II, so we grabbed it. We have prepared a 23 image gallery from a Canon event running at the Photokina show in Cologne. Although the image quality hasn't been entirely finalized, this should give some first impressions of what that camera can do. We've included a sequence of 10fps shooting. Click through for more details.

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Statement from Monkey

The Online Photographer - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 09:05
You know how fond I am of the monkey selfie story. If you've been keeping up, here or elsewhere, you need to read Bill Barol's A Statement from the Monkey at "Monkey not talking about law of the jungle... Michael Johnston
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Photokina 2014: Samsung stand report

DPReview News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:16

Samsung's hall is a far cry from the over-the-top extravaganza that is its CES booth. There are big tables for every camera it produces, usually paired with smartphones. In fact, it felt like their stand was as much about mobile devices as it was with cameras. The camera that everyone was playing with was the NX1, and we took a look at that as well as a 300mm telephoto prime concept. Click through to read more.

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Creative Live hosts six days of free online photography classes

DPReview News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:23

Creative Live is currently hosting Photo Week - six days of free photography classes. The event is ongoing through September 20th, and the interactive classes will be taught by professionals from various parts of the industry on a range of topics such as light painting, wedding and GoPro photography. Read more

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