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On the fly: SeattlePI.com photographer captures Blue Angels from the air

DPReview News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:02

The Blue Angels announced their arrival in Seattle this week as they usually do - suddenly, and with a lot of noise. While we've been able to catch glimpses of them flying over from our office windows, as they prepare for a local maritime festival. But our view is nothing like the view SeattlePI.com photographer Josh Trujillo had during their flyby yesterday afternoon. Read more

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Quick Review: PhotoKeeper

DPReview News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 04:00

PhotoKeeper aims to provide photographers with safe cloud storage and easy access to their images from anywhere. While there's no shortage of websites providing free storage for photos, PhotoKeeper goes beyond the standard offerings and tailors its product to photographers. Are its features worth the price? Read review

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Samsung starts mass-production of thinner 16MP sensor with 1.0μm Pixels

DPReview News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 09:54

Samsung has announced the start of mass-production of its S5K3P3 image sensor for mobile devices. The new chip is 20 percent thinner than previous generations. At under 5mm thickness, the new sensor can be used in ultra-thin smartphones without creating the protruding camera modules we've seen on some of the latest Samsung Galaxy models. Read more

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Olympus Tough TG-4 studio and real-world samples posted

DPReview News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 09:23

Olympus' TG-series Tough cameras have been a popular choice among enthusiasts looking for a rugged compact. The TG-4 is waterproof to 15m/50ft, as well as shockproof and crushproof, and includes Raw support. See how it performs out and about and in our studio compared to other rugged compacts. Read more

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What's in a name? Zeiss provides details on lens partnerships and production

DPReview News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 04:00

Lens maker Zeiss has written a blog post about its relationships with other manufacturers - specifically its partnership with Sony. The post sheds some light on exactly what that little blue logo on your lens can mean. The blog post itself appears to have been written by the marketing department, but reading between the lines gives us a better idea of how its relationship with Sony works. Read more

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Canon's multi-purpose ME20F-SH camera reaches ISO 4 million

DPReview News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:00

Canon has introduced its ME20F-SH multi-purpose camera - a black cube with an EF mount and the ability to capture video in near-darkness. With the ability to capture Full HD color video in light levels as low as 0.0005 lux and a top ISO of over 4 million, the ME20F-SH is well suited for surveillance and security as well as wildlife applications. Learn more

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Adobe Camera Raw 9.1.1 now available

DPReview News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:08

Adobe has released Camera Raw version 9.1.1, adding Raw support for the Canon PowerShot G3 X, Leica Q (Typ 119) and Sony A7R II among others. Per a separate announcement yesterday, this will be the last update for CS6 users. Read more

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LumoPro LP742 LightSwitch Speedlight Case doubles as light modifier

DPReview News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:08

LumoPro has announced the LP742 LightSwitch Speedlight Case and Modifier. The case is made from padded ballistic nylon and is able to accommodate most speedlights on the market. LightSwitch can also be transformed into three types of light modifiers: a reflector, bounce card, and flag. The case features a double-zipper design and a velcro strap on the back. Read more

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[Mike Update 1]

The Online Photographer - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 05:40
Look what Intern Extraordinare pro tem Lillian Schley did! You might not think this is a beautiful picture, but to me it is. What you're looking at is all (or almost all) of the photo magazine articles I ever wrote.... Michael Johnston
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Intel and Micron create 3D XPoint: a smaller, faster, more secure memory technology

DPReview News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 02:00

Chip makers Micron and Intel have announced a new form of computer memory that promises faster, more reliable storage than current technologies, in a smaller space and at similar prices. The technology could reduce the distinction between memory and storage within computers and provide a faster, more stable way of storing large Raw and video files. Read more

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Because Ken Complained... **

The Online Photographer - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 19:49
Heer iz px Just finished these today. Happy, Ken? (Mike'll be happy, too, because, flowers and infrared? They're his two favorite kinds of photographs, y'know?) (Just sayin...) All the rest of you? I have no idea. You can love'em, you... Ctein
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Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners

DPReview News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 16:53

It's a sad day for owners of Adobe's Creative Suite 6, as the company announces its upcoming Camera Raw 9.1.1 update will be the final version available for the software. Read more

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Pocket full of tricks: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV review posted

DPReview News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:03

Sony defined a category when it rolled out the enthusiast-focused Cyber-shot DSC-RX100. This shirt pocketable compact's fourth iteration brings a new 20MP 1"-type stacked CMOS sensor to the table, maintaining an F1.8-2.8, 24-70mm equivalent zoom lens from the preceding model. Our full review analyzes its performance in the field and in our studio. Read more 

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DxOMark Mobile Report: Motorola Moto X Style

DPReview News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:30

DxOMark has put Motorola's brand new Moto X Style to the test. With a 1/2.3" 21MP BSI CMOS sensor, F2.0 lens and dual-LED flash it's no slouch in the camera department. See where it lands in DxOMark's mobile rankings. Read more

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Motorola Moto X Style preview and samples

DPReview News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:30

The Moto X Style is Motorola's brand new flagship smartphone and replaces the 2014 edition of the Moto X, using a 1/2.3" 21MP BSI CMOS sensor and F2.0 lens. We've had a chance to try the new model before launch, and we took it out to capture a range of sample shots in varying light conditions. Read more

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Andrew Rodney on the Importance of Custom Printer Profiles

The Online Photographer - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 16:39
Folks, Andrew Rodney (who is, like, one of the the Gods of color management) has entirely convinced me that printer-managed color is not superior to a really good custom profile if you're working in ProPhoto RGB color space. And, really,... Ctein
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Casio Japan introduces Exilim EX-ZR3000 and EX-ZR60

DPReview News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 15:52

Casio has launched two new compacts in Japan, the Exilim EX-ZR3000 and EX-ZR60. The ZR3000 uses a 12MP 1/1.7" BSI CMOS sensor and 25-300mm equiv. zoom, and the beginner-friendlier ZR60 offers a 16MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS 25-250mm equiv. range. Read more

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Real-world samples: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR

DPReview News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 10:35

Nikon's AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR is intended as a high-quality everyday lens with the company's APS-C format DSLRs. Offering an equivalent focal length range of 24-120mm, the 16-80mm features optical VR stabilization and an electronic aperture diaphragm. We spent the weekend shooting with the lens in and around Seattle, attached to a Nikon D7200. Check out our gallery of sample images

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Where Can You Buy Custom Profiles?

The Online Photographer - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 10:33
Folks, I'm spinning this off as a separate topic. The title pretty much says it all. If you are using custom printer profiles and you're not rolling your own, who's making them for you these days? I used to recommend... Ctein
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Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X

DPReview News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 04:00

We've been shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X for a few days now. Canon's latest high-end compact offers a 20MP sensor and 24-600mm equivalent zoom lens, with a touch-sensitive LCD screen and optional EVF. The G3 X occupies something of a niche in the long-zoom category, offering a longer lens than its 1-inch sensor competitors but without some of the extras, like a built-in viewfinder and 4K video. What's it like to use? Read our overview to find out. 

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