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Firmware update enhances Nikon D4s features, including unlimited continuous shooting

DPReview News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:18

Nikon has issued updated firmware for its D4s professional DSLR, altering the way numerous features operate on the camera. Changes include removing the limitation on the number of images that can be captured in a single continuous burst in the manual and shutter priority exposure modes. Firmware version 1.20 replaces versions 1.00 and 1.10, and appears to fix quite a range of glitches as well as adding functionality to the camera's operation. Read more

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How To Make a Million Dollars in Photography

The Online Photographer - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 08:51
A few more thoughts about working for free. One thing I'm interested in discussing is how badly it works. Tom Kwas notes that he's done work at deep discount for start-ups that promised him paid work later, once they "get... Michael Johnston
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Adobe rolls out Lightroom CC and Lightroom 6 with HDR and panorama tools

DPReview News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 08:01

Adobe has announced standalone and Creative Cloud versions of its image management and Raw conversion software, Lightroom. Among other new features the latest versions gain simple HDR and Panorama merging tools that create 16-bit DNG files from the merged results.  Read more

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Should You Ever Work for Free?

The Online Photographer - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 13:23
Should you ever work for free or give your work away? This insoluble and always dicey question has come up again recently, when a photographer who has worked with the indie band Garbage was asked to contribute his work for... Michael Johnston
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch photo staff and Daniel Berehulak nab 2015 photography Pulitzers

DPReview News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 13:06

Photographers capturing the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri. took home this year's Pulitzer prizes for Feature and Breaking News Photography. Daniel Berehulak, a freelancer shooting for the New York Times, was honored for his images from West Africa where he spent four months in the Ebola zone. The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch photography staff was recognized for its coverage of the protests that began there last August following the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Read more

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Epson launches A2 SureColor SC-P800 printer with UltraChrome HD inks

DPReview News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 09:58

Printer manufacturer Epson has announced it will introduce an A2 printer that uses its new extended-life UltraChrome ink-set and will accept roll-fed paper via an optional roll holder. The professional photo printer will be able to produce prints of up to 17in high in panoramic formats as long as 1.1m/43.3in, as well as printing on thick art paper via a front media loader. Read more

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Accessory Review: Western Digital My Passport Wireless

DPReview News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 07:00

Western Digital's Wi-Fi enabled My Passport Wireless is a hard drive that features a built-in SD card reader. Alongside the drive, it offers a My Cloud app, allowing photo, video and audio files on the drive to be viewed wirelessly from a phone or tablet. With Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities it could be a very tempting device for roaming photographers who want photo backup without the burden of a laptop. Is it a travel photographer's new best friend? Read review

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Fuji XF 16mm f/1.4 Available for Pre-Order

The Online Photographer - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 04:41
Other APS-C systems—even the well-established Canikon DSLR systems—are frequently criticized for lack of wide-angle primes (Pentax excepted). Not so Fuji. The well-regarded Zeiss Touit 12mm is available in X-mount, and Fuji's own XF 14mm is already praised as one of... Michael Johnston
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Art Wolfe: In search of Emperor Penguins in Antarctica

DPReview News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 04:00

Renowned nature and landscape photographer Art Wolfe has been all over the world during his 40+ year career. In this article he describes his first visit to Antarctica in late 1992, where he went in search of emperor penguins. Braving freezing conditions and dangerous under-maintained airplanes, Art spent $25,000 to take the trip - as it turned out, the first of many. Click through for the full story

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Scientifantastic - The Time-lapse and Landscape Work of Joe Capra

DPReview News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 04:00

Photographer Joe Capra got started shooting landscapes but in recent years he's been making a name for himself with high-resolution timelapse videos, shot on dedicated stills cameras and painstakingly put together using specialist software. Click through to view some of his stunning imagery and to learn more about his process in our detailed Q&A

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Readers' Showcase: Rodger Kingston

DPReview News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 04:00

Regular DPR readers know that the comment section on a camera review can be, shall we say, a bit heated at times. Recently, something a bit different caught our attention in the Fujifilm X30 review's comments. Rodger Kingston, a happy X10 and X20 user demonstrated that the baby X-series offered everything he needed to finish a self-published book of photography. See gallery

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Sony Semiconductor site gives glimpse of next-generation sensors

DPReview News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 03:00

A 20MP Four Thirds sensor, a high-speed APS-C sensor, and a Stacked CMOS design for enthusiast compacts are likely to be just three of the sensors we can expect to see in cameras over the coming months. Sony's semiconductor division has made these products public with the creation of a new website, which lists some of the chips it offers to potential buyers. Alongside many familiar-sounding sensors are examples we've yet to see in any cameras. Read more

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Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 ‘dream’ portrait lens announced

DPReview News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:33

Zhong Yi Optics has released information about an 85mm f/1.2 lens it intends to make available in May. The Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2, which the company is calling ‘The Dream’, is aimed at still photographers as well as videographers, and has a covering circle suitable for full frame sensors. Click through for more information

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NAB 2015 Highlights

DPReview News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:32

With over 100,000 attendees, the NAB Show (National Association of Broadcasters) can be a dizzying experience of cutting edge technology mixed with valuable information and practical tools. Though mainly focused on the broadcast and motion picture industries, the emergence of still cameras that shoot high quality video has driven the development of products and tools aimed specifically at DSLR/mirrorless filmmakers and video shooters, many of which were on display. Read more

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Opinion: Can an Aperture user be happy with Apple's new 'Photos' software?

DPReview News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 07:44

One of the most talked about subjects for photographers using Macs to process and archive their photos is the loss of Apple Aperture and its replacement, simply known as Photos. This new software strongly resembles the iOS software of the same name and while it still offers some of the features from the enthusiast-grade Aperture, quite a few things are missing. Learn more about Photos - both what it offers and doesn't - in this opinion piece from senior writer Jeff Keller. Read more

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The Sally Mann Article

The Online Photographer - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 06:39
Most of the photography world (the part that matters, anyway) is talking about Sally Mann's article in the New York Times, published yesterday. In it, Sally writes at length, and movingly, about the fallout from her 1992 book Immediate Family.... Michael Johnston
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Apple buys camera-technology company LinX

DPReview News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 14:52

Apple has reportedly acquired camera technology company LinX Computational Imaging Ltd., for approximately $20 million. LinX is a small company based in Israel and specializes in very small camera modules that are suitable for implementation in smartphone cameras. According to LinX, its multi-lens camera modules are capable of a range of special effects such as the ability to refocus an image after it has been captured, measurement of the true dimensions of objects, 3D object modeling and real time background replacement for video calls. Click through for more information

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[UPDATED] Nikon announces new firmware for 300mm F4 VR to fix blur at certain shutter speeds

DPReview News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:48

Nikon has announced a firmware update for its new AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR, to fix an issue where at certain shutter speeds on D800-series cameras, images can exhibit 'noticeable blur'. According to Nikon, the problem can occur at around 1/125sec with the lens's VR function enabled in either 'Normal' or 'Sport' modes. Users of affected units are encouraged to return their lenses to Nikon where the update will be applied free of charge. Click through for more details

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Canon adds new Selphy CP1000 to its dye-sub mini-printer line-up

DPReview News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:38

Canon has announced it will introduce a new dye-sublimation thermal transfer printer to its Selphy range of compact photo printers this summer. The Selphy CP1000 will have features very similar to the current products, but will additionally offer the ability to print twin ID photos on the same sheet of paper using the new Dual ID mode. The new model features a USB socket for printing from USB Flash storage as well as from a computer. The printer will also have memory card slots that will accept CF and SD type memory cards, and mini/micro SD cards via adapters. Read more

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Columbia University researchers create self-powered video camera

DPReview News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:30

Columbia University researchers have created a self-powered video camera featuring a sensor that both captures images and powers the device. Although it can only record low-resolution 30x40 pixel images at 1fps, the photodiodes on the camera's sensor can switch between being photoconductive, and photovoltaic. In the latter mode - given enough light - the photodiodes supply enough power to a built-in supercapacitor to keep the camera operating indefinitely. Click through for more information

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