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Canon Digital Photo Professional software update boosts camera support

DPReview News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 13:25

Canon's Digital Photo Professional software, commonly referred to as DPP, has just received updates to versions 4.0.2 and 3.14.41. Both of these were joined by updates to a roster of the company's other photography-centric software, including the EOS Utility, EOS MOVIE Utility, and Picture Style Editor. Read more

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DynaOptics wants to bring zoom lenses to smartphones

DPReview News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:18

Camera modules in smartphones have rapidly improved over the past few years, but on the whole their lack of optical zoom is still a major limitation. Traditional zoom lens designs are generally too bulky for increasingly slim mobile devices, so tech startup DynaOptics is introducing something a bit different. Read more

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Progress of the Progress*

The Online Photographer - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:38
This morning I'm leaving Barrington Rhode Island, a satellite of Providence, where my brother and sister-in-law and niece live. Barrington is a lovely little Eastern community threaded around inlets of the sea. My brother is a psychologist and his wife... Michael Johnston
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Photoshop comes to Chrome OS in limited beta

DPReview News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:01

It appears that Google's Chromebook laptops are finally getting Photoshop, at least in limited beta at first - starting with US-based Adobe education customers. According to a blogpost on the Google Chrome blog, Adobe Photoshop is now available in a limited beta release for Chromebook. U.S.-based Adobe education customers with a paid Creative Cloud account can apply for access to the program, which provides a streaming version of Photoshop to Chromebook users. Learn more

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More manual control on iOS with Manual Cam

DPReview News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:00

With the release of Apple's latest mobile OS version, developers have been scrambling to take advantage of newly unlocked camera controls. In the wake of this development new apps have emerged, including Manual Cam, one of the best implementations of manual control on the iPhone we've seen so far. Read more

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Ricoh updates Pentax 645Z firmware for IMAGE Transmitter 2 software

DPReview News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:30

Ricoh Imaging has released new firmware for its Pentax 645Z medium format camera to make it compatible with the latest version of the company's IMAGE Transmitter software. Firmware version 1.10, which is available to download by users via the Ricoh website, allows Pentax’s second digital medium format camera to be controlled when tethered to a PC via USB cable, so images can be saved directly from the camera into a chosen folder as they are taken. Read more

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I'm a...Samsung Man?!?

The Online Photographer - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:37
I think big Mr. Blogger is about to get a chance to put his money (and more crucially his time) where his mouth is. Übergizmo is reporting that Samsung is considering the release of a black-and-white-only camera based on the... Michael Johnston
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Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta)

DPReview News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:37

The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is the long-awaited replacement to the 7D, which was launched in 2009. It features a 20.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and dual DIGIC 6 image processors. It has a new 65-point, all cross-type autofocus system as well as an updated version of Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF system that provides continuous phase detect focusing during video recording. We've been using a pre-production camera for a couple of days - just long enough to prepare a quick sample gallery. Click through to take a look

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GoPro announces Hero4 lineup

DPReview News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:36

GoPro has announced its new lineup of Hero cameras. The Hero4 Black is a new flagship model capable of 4K video at 30 fps, and will allow for extraction of 8.3MP still images from 4K footage. The Hero4 Silver offers a touch sensitive display and records 2.7K at 30 fps, 1080 at 60 fps and 720 at 120 fps. Both models will be available October 5. Learn more

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Inside RA001: World's first Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet'

DPReview News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 03:00

The Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' changed the world, bringing air travel to the masses, and allowing non-stop flights between distant cities across the globe. The prototype 747 - registration RA001 - first flew in February 1969, and is currently undergoing restoration at Seattle's Boeing Field. DPReview editor Barnaby Britton has been documenting the process, inside and out. Click through for images

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Amazon Fire Phone camera review

DPReview News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 02:01

The Fire Phone is Amazon's first foray into the smartphone hardware business. It offers unique features like a Dynamic Perspective 3D-user interface, using four front-facing cameras to track the user's face and adjust how content is displayed accordingly. It's outfitted with plenty of cameras, but is it suitable for a mobile photographer? Our sister site, aims to find out in a full review. Read more

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A Quiet Collapse: Christopher Nunn's 'Falling Into the Day'

DPReview News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 01:00

Christopher Nunn descirbes his photographic style as 'quiet and simple.' This rings true throughout his project, Falling into the Day, a look into the life of his friend David, an artist living with Alzheimer's. Nunn answered some questions for us about his work - see a sample of images from 'Falling into the Day' and learn more about the project. Read more

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Canon UK introduces limited edition Stella McCartney bag with white EOS 100D

DPReview News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:00

In a collaboration with fashion designer Stella McCartney, Canon UK is to offer a run of 1000 EOS 100D kits that come packaged in a tote bag created specifically for the white bodied version of the camera. Called Linda, after the designer's photographer mother Linda McCartney, the bag adheres to its namesake's vegetarian ethics by using 'cruelty-free' Eco Alter Nappa leather alternative material finished with a natural vegetable oil coating. Read more

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The Online Photographer - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 20:41
Hi everyone – I'm actually posting this from my iPhone if you can believe it. I drove 550 miles today, and then spent two hours tonight trying to get the hotel's Wi-Fi to work! No such luck. Tomorrow I'm down,... Michael Johnston
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Photokina 2014: Quiet but significant

DPReview News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:27

This year's Photokina felt a little quiet, but it might have been the most significant in recent years. As well as major new DSLRs from Canon and Nikon, we also saw a slew of new large-sensor compact cameras and a smartphone - Panasonic's Lumix DMC-CM1. Meanwhile, RED's Epic Dragon pointed the way to the future with its 19MP Raw still images from 6K video footage. Click through for our take on the world's biggest photographic tradeshow

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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 winners announced

DPReview News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:48

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of 2014's Astronomy Photographer of the Year award, after a record number of entries from around the globe. UK astronomer James Woodend won the Overall prize, as well as the Earth and Space category, with his image 'Aurora Over a Glacier Lagoon'. See gallery

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Must Reading

The Online Photographer - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 20:53
...On Ars Technica. "Bugging out: How rampant online piracy squashed one insect photographer." By Alex Wild. Insect photographer Alex Wild explains why he is giving up the business. "Copyright met the Internet, and the Internet won." Mike (Thanks to John... Michael Johnston
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Olympus Capture software now available for E-M1 owners

DPReview News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 15:28

Today Olympus announced the release of its Olympus Capture software, which is designed to bring tethering to owners of the OM-D E-M1. The software, along with the new E-M1 firmware 2.0, was announced last week at Photokina, but today photographers can finally take advantage of the new feature set. Read more

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Jay Dickman's Olympus 12-40mm Samples

The Online Photographer - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 14:15
Roving the webby Intertubes for bits related to the Olympus 12–40mm lens led me to National Geographic photographer Jay Dickman's Firstlight Workshops website, which I'd never seen before. He uses the OM-D E-M1, even underwater (in a housing). At the... Michael Johnston
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'Manual' app brings manual camera settings to iOS8 devices

DPReview News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:55

The latest version of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS 8, offers camera app developers access to previously locked manual controls such as focus, shutter speed and ISO. A new app called Manual not only makes use of the manual controls offered by iOS 8, but puts them at the center of the user experience. Read more at

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