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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
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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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Adobe releases new 'Aperture Importer' plugin for Lightroom

DPReview News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:45

Following Apple's decision to cease development of Aperture, Adobe has released a plugin for Lightroom that enables erstwhile Aperture users to easily port their old libraries into Adobe's ecosystem once and for all. 'Aperture Importer' is a Lightroom add-on that allows users of Aperture and iPhoto to import their libraries into Lightroom complete with associated data ranging from flagging, GPS information and keywords to star ratings. Click through for a link

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Wisconsin Bans Steve Miller (OT)

The Online Photographer - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 09:17
In a move reminiscent of its sadly faded historical tradition of progressivism, the State Legislature of Wisconsin has banned the playing of any song from the album "Fly Like an Eagle" by former favorite son Stevie "Guitar" Miller. Wisconsinites have... Michael Johnston
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Production-ready: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review

DPReview News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 06:00

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 puts together a solid stills shooting feature set, including a 16MP Four Thirds sensor, 2.36m dot viewfinder, fully articulating 3-inch LCD and 12 fps continuous shooting. But its headline specs are in the video category - Cinema 4K recording and a host of tools for video shooters like focus peaking and zebra settings. We put its capabilities in stills and video to the test. Read review

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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: A travel photographer's perspective

DPReview News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 01:00

Like any travel photographer, David Julian is happy to carry less gear whenever possible on his trips. With a photo expedition to Alaska on the horizon, he agreed to take the Canon G1 X Mark II for a spin and try it out from a travel photographer's perspective. No doubt it's easy to carry on a long journey, but is it versatile enough to be a traveler's primary camera? Read more

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10/16/14 The Morning Comment: iPhoneCam

The Online Photographer - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 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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Google launches Nexus 6 with 13MP and OIS

DPReview News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:01

Google has launched the Nexus 6, its latest showcase phone that comes with a brand new version of Android, 5.0 'Lollipop', and an interesting-looking camera specification. The device comes with the same dual-LED ring flash as the Moto X and a 13MP imaging sensor. However, it adds a slightly faster F2.0 aperture and an optical image stabilization system into the mix. Read more 

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Raw conversions added to Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta)

DPReview News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:39

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. We've just been provided with an early build of ACR 8.7 and we've taken the opportunity to add seven Raw conversions to our previously-published gallery of real-world samples. Click through to take a look

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Remembering Ray

The Online Photographer - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:54
Ray K. Metzker, 1931–2014 - Written by Keith F. Davis Photographs by Rachael Jane After a long illness, the great photographer Ray K. Metzker died on October 9th, 2014. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and many... Michael Johnston
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Quick Review: Using Iconosquare to manage and grow your Instagram following

DPReview News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:00

Instagram's straightforward user interface is geared for posting and viewing photos, but if you've got an eye on growing or managing a large following, you'll soon run into the app's limitations. Iconosquare aims to give Instagram users basic metrics about their content and help manage large groups of followers. We tried the service out to see how it works and how useful it is. Read more

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Canon PowerShot G7 X and Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 added to studio comparison

DPReview News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:27

We've just added a trio of cameras to our studio comparison tool: the Canon PowerShot G7 X, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 and the Sony Alpha a5100. The Canon G7 X and Panasonic LX100 were two of the most talked-about cameras to emerge from Photokina 2014, both managing to squeeze large sensors into compact camera bodies. Read more

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Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.3 and View NX 2.10.2

DPReview News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:14

Nikon has released updated versions of its image processing software, bumping its Capture NX-D software to version 1.0.3 and View NX software to version 2.10.2. Both updates introduce a number of bug fixes for Windows and Macintosh platforms. Learn more

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