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DPReview is hiring for two Editorial Writers!

DPReview News - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 12:08

DPReview is hiring! We're looking for two editorial writers to join our growing editorial team based in Seattle, WA. Responsibilities will include testing and producing reviews of digital system cameras, compact cameras, smart phone cameras, lenses and other photographic equipment. Successful applicants will have have a store of solid practical knowledge about the theory and practice of photography, and a strong understanding of dpreview, our principles and our community. Click through for more details

Categories: Photo Gear News

Google and GoPro unveil 16-camera 'Array' VR rig

DPReview News - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:04

During the re/code Code Conference earlier this week in California, GoPro’s CEO Nick Woodman detailed a rig the company is working on that will accommodate six Hero4 cameras to record multi-angle footage for virtual reality uses. Google revealed a similar setup at its I/O 2015 conference yesterday, with the primary exception being that it holds 16 GoPro action cameras rather than six. The rig is called Array, and it was made in partnership with GoPro for Google's new Jump virtual reality platform. Click through to read more

Categories: Photo Gear News

Mary Ellen Mark Has Died

The Online Photographer - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 04:17
This simple tribute appeared on Mary Ellen Mark's website four days ago. The portrait is by Ralph Gibson. Mary Ellen Mark, one of the great American social documentary photographers of the second half of the 20th century, passed away last... Michael Johnston
Categories: Photography

Kate Kirkwood Print Sale Starts Monday, June 1

The Online Photographer - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 18:57
Our sale of prints of Kate Kirkwood's lovely photographs of the English Lake District starts on Monday, June 1. We'll take orders for five days only! Please come back next week to check out the images on offer. Mike Original... Michael Johnston
Categories: Photography

Beautiful Books

The Online Photographer - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 17:55
This copy of the 20-volume set of The North American Indian by Edward S. Curtis, published 1907–30, sold a week ago for $233,000 at the "Images and Objects: Fine and Vernacular Photographs" sale at Swann Auction Galleries in New York... Michael Johnston
Categories: Photography

Noise for Headroom: Fuji's X-Trans Sensor

The Online Photographer - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 17:20
Guest Post by Kevin Purcell I raise the now traditional issue that "the X-Trans sensor is a Sony sensor." And an "old" Sony sensor, too. It's the same one as in the Nikon Coolpix A, D7000, D5100, Ricoh GR, Pentax... Michael Johnston
Categories: Photography

Google rolls out standalone Photos app with unlimited free storage

DPReview News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 15:11

Confirming rumors from earlier in the week, Google has announced its new Photos app - a standalone service that separates the photo component of its Google Plus app. It's available now for Google and iOS and comes with unlimited free storage of 16MP or smaller images. Read more

Categories: Photo Gear News

Samsung working on slimmer RWB camera sensors

DPReview News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:23

Photos from a Samsung presentation have emerged online, providing some insight about the company's upcoming image sensors for mobile devices. It appears Samsung is working on chips that use a RWB (red, white, blue) color filter instead of the conventional RGB pattern. This allegedly improves color fidelity and light sensitivity, allowing for smaller pixels. In turn, this could mean smaller camera modules in future smartphones. Read more

Categories: Photo Gear News

Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens launched on Kickstarter

DPReview News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:56

Lomography has launched its new Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens, the second lens it has introduced based on the Petzval optic invented by Joseph Petzval in 1840. This newest Petzval lens features Russian glass optics, is constructed by hand, and is offered in a brass finish. The lens results in photographs with a 'swirly bokeh,' and the strength of the effect can be controlled via a Bokeh Control Ring, a feature not available in Lomography's existing 85mm Petzval. Read more

Categories: Photo Gear News

f-stop gear introduces four additions to its Mountain Series of tough terrain bags

DPReview News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 03:00

f-stop gear, maker of rugged camera bags, has introduced three new models and a refreshed existing model to its Mountain Series. The Ajna, Sukha, Shinn and Tilopa offer increased durability and ripstop Nylon shells for weather-proofing. Read more

Categories: Photo Gear News

Leica introduces its first ever F1.4 aperture 28mm lens for the M system

DPReview News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:46

Leica has announced the forthcoming availability of its fastest ever 28mm lens for the M-system of rangefinder cameras. The Leica Summilux-M 28mm F1.4 ASPH will arrive in stores from June 22nd, and will be priced at £3975/$5950. Read more

Categories: Photo Gear News

Nikon to offer free newlywed portraits at New York's City Hall next week

DPReview News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:55

Nikon will be offering newlywed portraits for free to couples who marry at the New York City Hall on June 4th and June 5th. Couples married at City Hall will be treated to a free portrait session with pro photographer and Nikon Ambassador Joe McNally, working out of a 20-foot 'Wedding Truck' studio. Read more

Categories: Photo Gear News

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples

DPReview News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 09:39

Over the holiday weekend we spent some time shooting with Panasonic's newest mirrorless camera, the Lumix DMC-G7. We put its new 16MP sensor to the test along with an improved AF system at the racetrack - the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, to be precise. We'll be updating this gallery with many more images in the coming days. See gallery

Categories: Photo Gear News

Details of Google's new photo app leaked

DPReview News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 09:38

It's been rumored for some time that Google is planning to separate the photo component from its Google Plus app and establish it as a stand-alone service. Ahead of Google's annual I/O event taking place this week, some leaked information and screenshots have surfaced that shed some light on Google's plans. Read more

Categories: Photo Gear News

Random Snap

The Online Photographer - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 08:22
I've never made friends with a lens as wide as a 21mm-equivalent before, but I sure am having fun with the Fujinon 14mm. I just keep playing with it. It hasn't been off the camera since I got it. Doesn't... Michael Johnston
Categories: Photography

Seeing is believing: Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review

DPReview News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 04:00

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-CM1 smartphone goes above and beyond the typical mobile device camera specs with a 20MP 1"-type sensor, F2.8 lens and 4K video capture. With its impressive camera specification and unusual design it's the closest thing to a true hybrid device we've seen yet in the current marketplace. Read on to find out how it performs in our full review. Read more

Categories: Photo Gear News

Toshiba expands its Exceria Pro SD card line to include 64GB and 128GB models

DPReview News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 15:53

Updated Electronics giant Toshiba has announced higher capacity models of its high-speed Exceria Pro SD cards, increasing the maximum storage available to 128GB. The 16GB and 32GB Exceria Pro cards have existed for some time in European markets. Toshiba claims they achieve read speeds of 260MB/s and write speeds of 240MB/s, and the new 64GB card is said to follow suit. The highest capacity 128GB card offers a read speed of 260MB/s but a write speed of 150MB/s. Read more

Categories: Photo Gear News

Sony launches Z3+ with 20MP camera

DPReview News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 13:22

When Sony launched its new Xperia Z4 flagship a few weeks back it was a Japan-only release. Today the Japanese manufacturer has announced the Xperia Z3+, which is essentially identical to the Z4 but will be available globally. It includes a 1/2.3-inch 20.7MP Sony Exmor sensor coupled with an F2.0 lens offering an equivalent focal length of 25mm. Read more

Categories: Photo Gear News

Canon Rebel T6s/T6i Lab Report added to First Impressions

DPReview News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 08:16

We've finished putting the Canon EOS Rebel T6s and T6i (760D and 750D) through our battery of image quality tests, and have updated our First Impressions Review with these results, along with explanations of what you might expect out of Canon's latest 24.2MP APS-C sensors. Curious about their dynamic range? Read our updated First Impressions to learn more

Categories: Photo Gear News

Open Mike: Why I Chose Fuji

The Online Photographer - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 07:15
In the Comments a few days ago, Tim Bray asked: I read most of your stuff but don’t recall ever seeing a piece about why, among all the different sizes and shapes and provenances of cameras that pass through your... Michael Johnston
Categories: Photography
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