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Blue Eggs

The Online Photographer - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 07:44
S.'s housekeeper brings her fresh eggs, and sometimes they're blue. Evidently she keeps Araucana chickens. Aren't they pretty? Just another random snap. It's hard to get the blog page to show the subtlety of the full file, which is luminous... Michael Johnston
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Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

DPReview News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 04:00

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 improves on its predecessor the G6 with a newer sensor, 2.36 million-dot electronic viewfinder and improved autofocus - plus this year's must-have feature: 4K video. Panasonic came to see us recently and dropped off a working pre-production sample for us to look at. Click through for our first impressions. 

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 offers 4K video

DPReview News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 04:00

Panasonic has announced the Lumix DMC-G7, updating its mid-range mirrorless line with 4K (30p/24p) video and still recording and some slight spec upgrades across the board. It offers a built-in 2,360k-dot OLED viewfinder, fully articulated 3" 1,040k-dot LCD, improved autofocus speeds, 8 fps burst shooting (6 fps with continuous AF) as well as Wi-Fi connectivity. Read more

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Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions & Image Samples

DPReview News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 21:00

The Fujifilm X-T10 shares a similar relationship to the X-T1 that the OM-D E-M10 shares with its siblings - advanced features borrowed from a higher-spec model in a compact body. The X-T10 uses the X-T1's 16MP APS-C X-Trans sensor but offers slightly downgraded hardware and lacks weather-sealing. We've had the X-T10 in our hands long enough to get familiar with it and put together some first impressions. Read more

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Palm-sized: Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-T10

DPReview News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 21:00

The latest in Fujifilm's X-series lineup, the X-T10, offers most of the core specifications as its big brother the X-T1 but wraps them in a smaller, less-costly body. We've been using a pre-production X-T10 for a few days, and as well as real-world and studio samples we've also prepared some first impressions of its handling and performance. Click through for more

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Fujifilm X-T10 cuts X-T1 features down to size

DPReview News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 21:00

Fujifilm has announced the X-T10 - a smaller, beginner-friendlier version of its flagship X-T1. Using the same 16MP APS-C X-Trans image sensor as its big brother, the X-T10 is equipped with new subject tracking AF modes introduced via firmware to the X-T1. Read more

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Fujifilm makes XF 90mm F2 R LM WR official

DPReview News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 21:00

Fujifilm has formally announced the 90mm F2 R LM WR, a lens we saw in prototype at this year's CP+ show in Japan. It gives a 137mm equivalent view on Fuji's APS-C camera bodies, a popular focal length with portrait and event photographers. The lens uses 11 elements in 8 groups and offers a new Quad Linear Motor with four magnets for higher torque in autofocus. Read more

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The Filson Harvey

The Online Photographer - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 09:46
I hardly ever write about camera bags...in fact, when bag manufacturers try to pitch me, I usually protest that I never write about bags. Which is not quite accurate, but close. I've never been a bag man. (Lenses, yes.) But... Michael Johnston
Categories: Photography

10 competitions to keep your photography inspired

DPReview News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 04:00

Entering photography competitions is a great way to maintain a level of drive and inspiration in your photography, as well as winning cash and photo-related equipment. We can all collect cameras and lenses, but when it comes to using them we sometimes run out of things to take pictures of. Using the themes and category titles from photo competitions can provide a little bit of the oomph we often need to get shooting. Read more

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The week in review: Coming into focus

DPReview News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 22:05

It was a week of lens announcements, sample galleries and updates to our existing content for one of the year's most notable new cameras - the Canon EOS 5DS R. And if that wasn't enough, we went and added a second installment of our series exploring the source of noise. Catch up on any photography news you may have missed over the busy week, here and elsewhere. Read more

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Microsoft launches its Hyperlapse app

DPReview News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 04:00

Last year, Microsoft introduced its hyperlapse algorithm for stabilizing camera footage into smooth timelapses. Now, the technology comes to life as the company has released the product as an app for Windows Phone, and as a beta app for Android devices as well as other Microsoft platforms. Read more

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UPDATED: Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted

DPReview News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:04

Updated: We've already published studio results from the Canon EOS 5DS R, and now we're following up with some sample images from the real world. Canon's new full-frame resolution monster features a 50.6MP CMOS sensor and cancels out its anti-aliasing filter to make the most of those pixels. See gallery

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Tenba vs. Ona: Head-to-Head

The Online Photographer - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 06:18
Ona, left; Tenba, right. May the better bag win*. As anyone over the age of 15 knows, one thing leads to another. You can quote me. And thus to camera bags, again. I used the same camera bag for many... Michael Johnston
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Shutterdial offers Flickr searches based on EXIF

DPReview News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 16:18

Despite the service's recent major update, Flickr doesn't yet offer a way for users to search content based on camera settings. Shutterdial, a website from photographer Tianhe Yang, fills that void by using the Flickr API to offer photo searches based on four criteria: subject, focal length, shutter speed and aperture. Read more

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Mike Gets Famous

The Online Photographer - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 13:20
I made CLICKittyCAT.com(ic)! Woo-hoo. As I am wont to say, there goes another seventeen seconds of my fifteen minutes of fame. Thanks to Schaf for the honor. Mike Original contents copyright 2015 by Michael C. Johnston and/or the bylined author.... Michael Johnston
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Fujifilm X-T10: It's All in the Family

The Online Photographer - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 07:07
Okay, okay, one more and then I'll stop. (Or will I? Can you control fanboyism? Or is it a compulsion, beyond the reach of willpower? Shut up, Mike....) If the X-T1 was inspired by the Fujica ST-901, as we learned... Michael Johnston
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The Long Journey of 'The Long Night': Tim Matsui's work to document underage sex trafficking in the US

DPReview News - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 07:00

We spoke with photographer and multimedia artist Tim Matsui last year about the making of his feature documentary, The Long Night. A year later the film has won some of the top awards in photojournalism and the work hasn't stopped for Matsui. We caught up with him again to discuss what it took to make and distribute this film and what comes next for him. Read more

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How the Fuji X-T1 Was Developed

The Online Photographer - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 06:11
The illustrations are good too. Photo: The Verge Before I start not being a Fuji fanboy, I thought I should pass along this nice link about my beloved camera, the X-T1: "The beautiful blueprints for Fujifilm's camera of the future:... Michael Johnston
Categories: Photography

Fuji 16mm f/1.4 Is Shipping

The Online Photographer - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:10
Amazon has received its first shipment of the new Fujifilm XF 16mm ƒ/1.4 R WR wide angle and has 14 more in stock as of this writing. If you pre-ordered, you should be getting a shipping announcement soon. On the... Michael Johnston
Categories: Photography

MIT algorithm aims to eradicate reflections from photos taken through windows

DPReview News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 21:00

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology claim to have developed a method for eliminating reflections in glass via digital processing. It is hoped that with further development the idea could see its way into digital cameras, allowing reflections to be automatically removed when they interfere with the view through a window. Read more

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