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Searching for the Right Word

The Online Photographer - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:04
Because the word "small" has proven so bitterly controversial in the "Small Cameras We Love" List, I'd like to change it to something else, but my normal fecund vocabulary is failing me. Handy Cameras We Love? Ergonomic Cameras We Love?... Michael Johnston
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Close Call and Other News

The Online Photographer - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:45
Downtime: I'm just back online after some gnarly downtime...no Internet or email on the computer for almost a day. Ya hate that. But after several pleasant hours on the phone with my new friends Tanvi in New Delhi and Edward... Michael Johnston
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Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions updated

DPReview News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:05

From the outside, Canon's PowerShot G7 X enthusiast compact looks like the S-series models that came before it, but inside it's an entirely different story. The G7 X offers a 20MP 1"-type BSI CMOS sensor, a 24-100mm equiv. F1.8-2.8 lens and built-in Wi-Fi with NFC. We've made a substantial update to our First Impressions Review of the G7 X including a writeup of our shooting experience and performance tests. Read more

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Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera review

DPReview News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:56

The iPhone 6 Plus, introduced alongside the iPhone 6, offers one distinct feature that its sibling doesn't - optical image stabilization. In all other respects, their 8MP cameras, F2.2 aperture lenses and updated AF systems are the same. On paper the 6 Plus doesn't represent a great leap forward in terms of camera tech, but how does it perform in the real world? Read more

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Lomography adds Lomochrome Turquoise film to lineup

DPReview News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:00

Back in January 2013, Lomography announced that it would be releasing a color negative film called Lomochrome Purple, which was based on Kodak's Aerochrome. With that film, photographers could capture images with shifted colors skewed towards the presence of purple. Today the company has made a follow-up announcement, introducing the Lomochrome Turquoise XR 100-400. Read more

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Sony develops sensor capable of rendering color images at 0.005 lux

DPReview News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:33

Sony has introduced a new CMOS sensor, calling it the highest sensitivity sensor of its kind. Developed for automotive use, the new chip can capture color images in light conditions down to 0.005 lux. The sensor is 1/3-inch type with 1.27 effective megapixels, and supports a Wide Dynamic Range system that uses extended exposure times rather than using multiple exposures. Read more

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10/20/14 The Morning Comment: Small Is Relative

The Online Photographer - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 00:30
Good morning! Welcome to the Morning Comment—the replacement for the Morning Coffee. Every morning I'll talk about one reader comment from the last day or three. My responses are just my opinion. Even if I argue, I'm not necessarily claiming... Michael Johnston
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Open Mike: Hidebound

The Online Photographer - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 15:22
Hidebound, adj.: Oriented toward or confined to the past; extremely conservative; narrow and rigid in opinion; inflexible. I've been doing some more thinking about the iPhone and smartphone cameras generally, and why I don't like them. I should acknowledge Ben... Michael Johnston
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Readers' Showcase: Documentary and Street photography

DPReview News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 02:37

With all the talk about new equipment at this time of year it's worth remembering why we buy that gear - to make great photos. What better way to do it than to showcase the excellent work of our own community? This week we asked users of our Documentary And Street photography forum to submit their favorite shots for inclusion in our Readers' Showcase. Click through to take a look at our favorites

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Ghost Town: Shooting in Kolmanskop

DPReview News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 01:00

Nature photographer Erez Marom captures a wide range of subjects, from macro shots of insects to some of the world's most dramatic landscapes. In this article, he shares images from a very unusual location - the ghost town of Kolmanskop, in Namibia. Abandoned over fifty years ago, Kolmanskop was a diamond-mining town, and is currently being reclaimed by the desert. Click through to take a look at Erez Marom's images and learn about his process

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Fotodiox creates 'Tough E-Mount' for Sony E & FE-mount cameras

DPReview News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 01:00

Sony's NEX and Alpha range of E and FE-mount cameras have a lot going for them, but some users have reported a 'wiggle' in the lensmount, especially when heavier lenses, or third-party optics via adapters are used. Fotodiox thinks it has the answer with its new 'Tough E-Mount' - literally a replacement lensmount for E and FE-mount cameras. With a single metal ring replacing the two (one metal, one plastic) originally attached to the camera, the Tough E-Mount should (according to the manufacturer) eliminate any movement between camera and lens. Click through for more details

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Lee Filters introduces Landscape Polariser with built-in warm-up

DPReview News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 23:01

British filter manufacturer Lee Filters has announced a new polarising filter that features a built-in warm-up effect that it says is aimed at landscape photographers. The 105mm Landscape Polariser has been designed with a shallow mount and with a 105mm diameter so that it will be useful for wide angle views, with the company suggesting it will be compatible with focal lengths as wide as 16mm on full frame SLRs. Read more

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Delkin introduces new 'Black' range of rugged SD cards

DPReview News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:41

Delkin has introduced a new trio of rugged SD cards suitable for photographers who shoot in harsh environments, reducing the odds of losing photographs because of card damage. Delkin's new 'Black' SD cards are designed to handle extreme temperatures, as well as exposure to dust, water, and crushing forces. Read more

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The Status of the Metzker Book (Small Stash Remaining)

The Online Photographer - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:15
I heard from Keith F. Davis this morning, who wanted me to pass along the following regarding his 2012 book published by Nelson-Atkins, The Photographs of Ray K. Metzker (one of my favorite books of the last two years, by... Michael Johnston
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Accessory Review: LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt

DPReview News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 01:20

Earlier this year, storage manufacturer LaCie launched an upgraded version of its Rugged hard drive that features improved damage resistance and a built-in Thunderbolt cable. The new Rugged Thunderbolt drive is available with either a hard disk or an SSD, and also has a USB 3.0 port for universal connectivity. Is it a good storage option for photographers who need something that can handle the bumps in the road? Read more

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10/17/14 The Morning Comment: Suck Up and Schlepp

The Online Photographer - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 00:30
Good morning! Welcome to the Morning Comment—the replacement for the Morning Coffee. Every morning I'll talk about a reader comment from the last day or three. My responses are just my opinion. Even if I argue, I'm not necessarily claiming... Michael Johnston
Categories: Photography

Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens

DPReview News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 16:01

Canon has taken the wraps off its new 50-1000mm CN20x 50 IAS H E1/P1 cinema lens, expanding its cine-servo offerings with what the maker says is the first-ever lens boasting a combined 20x magnification, integrated 1.5x extender, and a removable servo drive. The lens is targeted specifically at nature and sports television productions, as evidenced by its far from enthusiast-friendly $78K price-tag. Click through for more details

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Quote o' the Day: Jeffrey Ladd

The Online Photographer - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 14:59
"A photograph should be more interesting than the subject and transcend its obviousness." —Jeffrey Ladd [Quoted on Conscientious, found by Stan Banos] © 2014 Jeffrey Ladd. All Rights Reserved. Links in this post may be to our affiliates; sales through... Michael Johnston
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Apple unveils iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 and new 27in iMac with '5K' display

DPReview News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:07

After unveiling its new iPhone models last month, Apple announced two new tablets today - the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3. The iPad Air 2 features a new Apple A8X chipset which Apple claims is 40% faster at the CPU level than the processor used in its predecessor. The iPad Air 2's cameras have been upgraded too, and both new tablets also gains the TouchID fingerprint sensor. Meanwhile Apple also announced a new version of its 27in iMac desktop computer with a 5120 x 2880 screen resolution. Click through to read more

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Google announces Nexus 9 8.9-inch tablet

DPReview News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:54

Alongside the new Motorola-made Nexus 6 smartphone Google has also launched a new Nexus tablet, the 8.9-inch Nexus 9. The Nexus 9 is the first HTC-made Nexus device since the original Nexus One in 2010. Despite the different manufacturers the Nexus 9 specifications are equally high-end as those of its smartphone cousin. The new tablet comes with an 8.9-inch IPS LCD display that offers a 2,048 x 1,440 resolution and top-of-the-line interior components. Click through to read more

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