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Panasonic confirms Lumix G 25mm F1.7

DPReview News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 17:02

Following a development announcement in July, Panasonic is making good on its promise of a 25mm F1.7 lens. With a seven-blade aperture, it acts as a 50mm equiv. on Micro Four Thirds bodies and takes advantage of Panasonic's 240 fps contrast detection AF system. Read more

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Sony Xperia Z5 Premium features first 4K screen on a production smartphone

DPReview News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 14:54

Sony announced the Xperia Z5 Premium today, boasting a 5.5" 4K display. It was unveiled alongside the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact, and each offers a new 23MP 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS BSI CMOS sensor with an F2.0 lens. A new hybrid AF system claims to acquire focus in 0.03, which would make it the fastest AF system on any current smartphone camera. Read more

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Sony launches αUniverse online content platform

DPReview News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:38

Sony has launched an online content hub and community called αUniverse to showcase its alpha brand. The website is a portal for videography, photography, news content, and instructional content aimed at the imaging community, and will also be used as the primary outlet for news directly from Sony Imaging. Read more

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The Raw and the cooked: pulling apart Sony's Raw compression

DPReview News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 08:02

A Raw file is a Raw file, right? Well, not exactly. Lately, there's been a lot of talk and a lot of anger about the compression Sony uses in its Raw files. Compressed Raw files aren't uncommon, but they're usually compressed in a way that retains all the original 'raw' data from the sensor. That doesn't seem to be the case with Sony's latest cameras. Read more

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Narrative Clip 2 wearable camera shoots 1080p video

DPReview News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 08:01

Narrative, maker of the Clip wearable camera, has launched the Clip 2. In addition to a sensor resolution boost from 5MP to 8MP, the Clip 2 is capable of shooting 1080p video clips unlike its stills-only predecessor. Read more

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Make Objects

The Online Photographer - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 07:43
Let's say you were a nonexistent person. But what if you used existence strategies? Would that be enough to sort of make up for your nonexistence, in a sense? You'll notice certain recursive qualities in the above question. It has... Michael Johnston
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Added to the Arsenal

The Online Photographer - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 06:52
Just added to the arsenal here at TOP. One of the more famous cameras of the past half decade or so. I'm looking forward to making friends with it. Mike (Thanks to K.T.) Original contents copyright 2015 by Michael C.... Michael Johnston
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Tamron relaunches SP series with 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD and SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD

DPReview News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 01:00

Updated Japanese lens manufacturer Tamron has announced it has revamped its SP lens range, starting with the SP 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD and the SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD. As a company that usually produces zoom lenses it's surprising to see the first two SP models are fixed focal lengths primes, boasting new design values inside and out according to Tamron. Read more

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Submit your photos to Feature Shoot's 'Vertical Living' group show for your chance to be displayed at PIX

DPReview News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 17:17

Feature Shoot is accepting submissions for its latest group show, and winners will have their work displayed at PIX 2015 - our interactive photo expo. The show centers on themes of 'vertical living,' and will be curated by Feature Shoot Editor-in-Chief Alison Zavos. Read more

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DxO ONE on its way to Europe

DPReview News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 11:43

DxO has announced that its ONE camera is coming to Europe this October. The ONE, which is shipping this month to US customers, features a 1"-type 20.2MP CMOS sensor, 32mm equivalent F1.8 lens and an integrated lightning connector for use with an iPhone or iPad. Read more

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GoPro adds Trim + Share feature to mobile app

DPReview News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 11:11

GoPro has added a Trim and Share feature to its mobile app and some of its camera models, allowing users to pull short clips from video footage and share the finalized video. The feature is available now in the latest version of the GoPro mobile app, and is offered on the HERO4 Black + LCD BacPac, HERO4 Silver, and the HERO+ LCD. Read more

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Making the grade: Firmware brings log gamma to GH4 and new Panasonic GH4R gets unlimited recording

DPReview News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 10:45

Updated: Panasonic has announced the Lumix DMC-GH4R, a Europe-only variant of the GH4 that offers a Log gamma curve and unlimited 4K video recording. There will also be a paid-for firmware update adding the V-Log L Photo Style to the GH4 - a super-flat tone curve designed to capture the maximum dynamic range for greater flexibility while color grading. Read more

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Peaking Photoshop Performance

The Online Photographer - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 04:45
Not enough RAM and a conventional hard drive will cause performance to slow down just a tad. Written by Ctein [Author's note: I'm hard at work on the third edition of my book Digital Restoration from Start to Finish. It'll... Ctein
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BSI Boss? Sony Alpha 7R II added to studio scene

DPReview News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 04:00

Sony's Alpha 7R II breaks a lot of new ground in terms of photographic technology. Its 42MP chip is the first full-frame backside-illuminated sensor, and it's bolstered by a 5-axis stabilization system. We've been testing its autofocus and low light capabilities, and now we've put it in front of our studio test scene. Find out if a BSI sensor gives it an edge over its peers. Read more

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Holga Digital camera project launched on Kickstarter

DPReview News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 10:59

The Holga camera - a 120 film camera from the 1980s which has recently seen a resurgence among low-fi photo fans - is going digital, thanks to a project seeking funding on Kickstarter. The Holga Digital camera features original optics that are known for their dark corners and vivid colors. Read more

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A lot to like: Real-world Leica Q gallery posted

DPReview News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 04:00

The Leica Q certainly wowed us when we spent a little time with a pre-production unit back in June. Its 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor, 28mm F1.7 stabilized lens and 3.68M dot equivalent viewfinder cut an impressive figure, something modern and classic all at once. Now we've been out shooting with a full production camera and have been quite impressed with our results - take a peek. Read more

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Open Mike: Pots of Gold

The Online Photographer - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 06:43
I've been writing about photography since 1988, when Fred Picker goaded me into writing an article on spec by telling me I was a punk and couldn't possibly get an article published in a magazine. (That first article was accepted,... Michael Johnston
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'Like Musical Instruments,' Portraits of Poets

The Online Photographer - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 04:01
Reviewed by Carl Weese This hefty softcover book—228 pages of text and pictures at traditional letter-size—is really two things at once: a collection of 83 portraits by photographer John Sarsgard, and an anthology of contemporary American poetry edited by Larry... Carl Weese
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Readers' Showcase: Tony Eckersley

DPReview News - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 04:00

You may remember DPR reader Tony Eckersley by his impressive photo of the Las Vegas skyline featured recently. From the Pacific coast to the American Southwest, Tony spends his weekends in National Parks photographing desert vistas and rocky coastlines. Find out more about him and take a look at some of his work. Read more

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Week in Review: Two by two

DPReview News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 04:00

Around here it was a week of 'twos' - Olympus debuted the second generation of its OM-D E-M10 camera, Canon introduced version two of its popular 35mm F1.4L lens, and we published our thoughts on shooting with Sony's RX10 II. We'll sum it all up for you just in case you missed any of the action this week. Read more

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