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Next Print Sale

The Online Photographer - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 06:51
Next Monday, TOP's next print sale begins. This time we'll be offering one digital photograph from Ctein. As an experiment, he's offering the picture in two print sizes—11x14" and 17x22". It's a strange, evocative, and strangely beautiful photograph. Of special... Michael Johnston
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Canon EOS 7D Mark II studio samples added to first impressions

DPReview News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:48

The Canon EOS 7D II is the long-awaited follow up to the 7D, offering a 20.2MP APS-C sensor, dual-pixel AF with a 65-point phase detect system and continuous shooting at 10 fps. It's also equipped with 1080/60p HD video capture and a number of compression options, as well as microphone and headphone ports. We put the 7D II (and its predecessor, the 7D) through its paces in our studio and have updated our first impressions review with the results. Read more

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Canon patents lens designs with variable and glass elements

DPReview News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:23

It's not uncommon for a company to patent technologies that might be incorporated into products at some point, though the company might not have any plans to use it in the immediate future. Such a business move appears to be the case with a recent Canon patent, which details the use of variable lens elements in combination with traditional glass elements. Read more

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Blog Note

The Online Photographer - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:15
I came down this morning to find 136 comments awaiting moderation from the last 20 or so hours, which must be a record...I've got zero time now, with appointments stacked up and urgent errands awaiting (I'm hopefully in the final... Michael Johnston
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Camera All the Time

The Online Photographer - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:30
Who really carries their camera all the time? I left the house to walk the dogs tonight and immediately faced the two large trees in the neighbors' yard across from the end of the driveway, their leaves turning orange, fully... Michael Johnston
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Panono announces pricing and availability for rolling ball camera

DPReview News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 16:20

German startup Panono has announced availability and pricing for its ball-shaped Panono Camera. The device shoots spherical panorama images and will cost $549/€549 when it ships worldwide in the spring of 2015. The first to receive the camera will be the backers of the crowd-funding project the company used to get started before the camera goes on general release. Learn more

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Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II

DPReview News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:42

Canon has announced the upcoming release of its second-generation EOS C100 Mark II digital video camera. The device houses a Super 35mm 8.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, and is positioned as an affordable solution for film and video production, providing a variety of new design and performance upgrades. Read more

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Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection

DPReview News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:01

Ricoh Imaging is set to introduce three new colors for the company’s Pentax K-S1 DSLR camera in what it calls the 'Sweets Collection'. Already available in 12 different main body colors, the 20-million-pixel APS-C camera will now also come with a white body featuring cyan, yellow or magenta colored panels. The company has named these Strawberry Cake, Blue Cream Soda and Lime Pie, and each features the trademark colored light strip on the handgrip of the original K-S1 that was launched back in August.

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion

DPReview News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:30

With the increasing affordability of digital full frame cameras, there's been speculation about the future of APS-C as an enthusiast format. But with the launch of the 7D Mark II, Canon has made it pretty clear it believes there's still a high-end market for crop-sensor formats. We spoke to Bettina Hansen, a photographer who regularly shoots Canon and has experience working with the original EOS 7D to see what she made of the new camera

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb...er, the iPhone

The Online Photographer - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:30
Apple iPhone 6. Camera lens is at upper right. I learned a lot the other day from the people who commented on my iPhone grouse. Er, post. (For those who think I'm behind the times, I left out one important... Michael Johnston
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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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