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Open Mike: It Costs More to be Poor, Part II (and a Question)

The Online Photographer - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 07:14
Out of college, I lived in a little "vintage" apartment building in Georgetown, a neighborhood of Washington, D.C. According to the terms of the lease, we weren’t allowed to have washing machines and clothes dryers of our own in the... Michael Johnston
Categories: Photography

Plains, trains and automobiles: The landscape photography of Bill Leigh Brewer

DPReview News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 04:00

Bill Leigh Brewer's career in photography started with a road trip, a Canon AE-1, lots of Kodachrome 25, and The Clash. His landscapes lend a surrealist quality to the commonplace and unique aspects of Americana, without demeaning its subjects. Take a look at his work and read our Q&A. See gallery

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Knee High on the Fourth of July

The Online Photographer - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 10:30
It's our Independence Day today. Regular readers will remember that I've posted quite a few pictures of the soybean field behind my new yet soon-to-be-former house, so I thought you might appreciate seeing what it looks like today. The soybeans... Michael Johnston
Categories: Photography

Robert Frank Link

The Online Photographer - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 10:04
Robert Frank by Katy Grannan, from "The Man Who Saw America" ...And if you Americans are looking for something to while away the time on your holiday of leisure, I (and, believe me, many of your fellow readers) can warmly... Michael Johnston
Categories: Photography

Photography in public places across Europe threatened by harmonization proposal

DPReview News - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 02:00

The right to use pictures taken in a public place is under threat by a European Parliament proposal for the harmonization of copyright laws across the region. Buried in a complex set of amendments is the idea that the automatic Freedom of Panorama be removed from those countries that maintain it, so that copyright holders of permanent artworks and buildings will need to authorize commercial use of pictures that include their works. Read more

Categories: Photo Gear News

Two Recent Deaths

The Online Photographer - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:23
The health and popularity of any human endeavor rises and falls in waves—nothing's static—and photography caught a huge swell in the 1960s to the early '80s. Many of photography's great names are from that's our "Greatest Generation," to cop... Michael Johnston
Categories: Photography

Quick Review:

DPReview News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:00

Many services exist that allow non-developers to create their own websites without too much hassle, but only a handful cater specifically to photographers. The service aims to stand out by offering an all-inclusive package for photographers that provides a website (including a custom domain address and email) for a yearly fee of $70. Does it distinguish itself from other options available to photographers? We recently took it for a spin to find out. Read more

Categories: Photo Gear News

Manfrotto adds friction arms to its accessory lineup

DPReview News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 14:48

Manfrotto has announced a series of friction arms and related accessories. They're designed to allow photographers to attach lights, extra cameras, and accessories to tripods and, via a clamp, to table tops and other rigid edges. Read more

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Moment announces 10x macro lens for iPhone

DPReview News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:01

Mobile accessory maker Moment has added a new lens to its lineup. The Moment Macro lens offers a 25mm focal length and 10x magnification, using a multi-element design and ED-glass for improved image quality. Read more

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Canon warns about dangers of counterfeit camera gear

DPReview News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:44

Canon made an announcement this week warning of counterfeit 600EX-RT flash units being sold as the real deal. Equally as disconcerting as the idea of being ripped off is that these counterfeits are also incredibly difficult to tell apart from the real thing. Read more

Categories: Photo Gear News

White House ban on photos and social media has ended

DPReview News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:11

The White House has ended the ban on photography and social media use during public tours, and is instead urging visitors to take and share photos from tours using the applicable hashtag #WhiteHouseTour. The photography ban had been in place for 40 years, and was instated in part to reduce the damaging effects of flash photography on artwork. Read more

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The Fauxliflex Chronicles

The Online Photographer - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 07:48
Two extremes on the camera intimidation spectrum. On the left, a recently auctioned Leica rifle camera. It's probably just as well these never caught on. On the right, a nanny with a Rolleiflex. - Written by John Kennerdell It was... Michael Johnston
Categories: Photography

Analysis: Sony a7R II and RX100 IV autofocus systems

DPReview News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 03:47

Sony recently shook things up with the announcement of the 42.4MP, backside-illuminated full-frame a7R II mirrorless camera, alongside stacked 1"-type sensors in the updates to the popular RX100 and RX10 lines. We put their new AF systems to the test in our brief hands-on time with the cameras recently. See videos of the cameras in action

Categories: Photo Gear News

Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR

DPReview News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 20:01

Nikon has introduced the AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR, designed to provide an enthusiast photographer with a wide range of options. Covering a 24-120mm equivalent range on Nikon's APS-C bodies, it offers Nano Crystal Coating for the first time in a DX lens. Read more

Categories: Photo Gear News

Nikon unveils AF-S Nikkor 500mm F4 and 600mm F4 full-frame lenses

DPReview News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 20:00

Nikon has announced a pair of super telephoto FX prime lenses: the AF-S Nikkor 500mm F4E FL ED VR and 600mm F4E FL ED VR. Both are significantly lighter than the versions that preceded them and each use an electromagnetic diaphragm for more consistent exposure control during burst shooting. Read more

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Blog Note

The Online Photographer - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 17:39
Okay. Bit of a SNAFU today. My home inspection was scheduled for "Wednesday July 2." My agent read that as "July 2"; the inspector read it as "Wednesday." It was today. Not tomorrow. I was not ready. I did get... Michael Johnston
Categories: Photography

Toshiba TransferJet 16GB SDHC card launches July 31 in Japan

DPReview News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:16

Following some trade show demos, Toshiba is officially introducing a new 16GB SDHC card with TransferJet technology. The card, which looks to be available in Japan only first, is able to wirelessly transfer photos and videos from a camera to a TransferJet-compatible device. Read more

Categories: Photo Gear News

Just posted: Fujifilm X-T10 real-world samples

DPReview News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:12

We had been shooting around with a pre-production version of the Fujifilm X-T10 for some time and recently got in a final version of the camera. Like the flagship X-T1, it uses Fujifilm's 16MP X-Trans APS-C sensor, which is known for producing pleasing colors. As such, we included a variety of out-of-camera JPEGs as well as Raw conversions. See the gallery

Categories: Photo Gear News

Fujifilm X-T10 shooting experience is now live

DPReview News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 09:09

Though it has much in common with the X-T1 in terms of image quality, starting with its 16MP X-Trans APS-C sensor and EXR Processor II, the X-T10 presents a very different shooting experience. We've updated our Fujifilm X-T10 first impressions with some thoughts on using the camera in the field. Read more

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DxO OpticsPro 10.4.2 released with Canon EOS 5DS/R support

DPReview News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 05:00

DxO has introduced OpticsPro 10.4.2, adding Raw support for Canon's EOS 5DS and 5DS R. Also added are 789 new camera/lens combination correction profiles. Updates for DxO FilmPack and DxO ViewPoint also make those applications fully compatible with Photoshop CC 2015. Read more

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