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James Dean and Dennis Stock

The Online Photographer - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 06:39
Our old friend Jim Hughes writes to mention that we published a photograph the other day by his old friend Dennis Stock without proper attribution. Here's a better one: James Dean with a Rolleiflex, by Dennis Stock Jim tells me... Michael Johnston
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Readers' Showcase: Rutger Bus

DPReview News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 04:00

It was curiosity that got DPR reader Rutger Bus into photography. Of his dad's darkroom in his childhood home he says, ' I always wondered what was going on in that little dark room with the red light above the door.' That spark of curiosity comes across in his colorful landscapes, which first caught our eye in our Landscape Readers' Showcase. Check out more of his images and read our Q&A. See gallery

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Danny MacAskill leaps from Skye to eclipse other action shots

DPReview News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 14:01

The weather spoiled today's solar eclipse for many would-be watchers in the UK but it was visible in some parts of the country. Dutch photographer Rutger Pauw teamed up with trials biking genius Danny MacAskill to get a rather different shot. Using a long telephoto lens and shooting from over 300m away, Pauw had to communicate with MacAskill by radio to time the shot precisely, a process complicated by only having enough battery power to fire their super-powerful strobe once. Read more

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Adobe Camera Raw 8.8 and DNG Converter 8.8 now available

DPReview News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 13:23

Adobe has released the final version of Camera Raw 8.8 for Photoshop CC/CS6. Support for several additional Canon, Panasonic, and Fujifilm cameras have been added, as well as the Hasselblad Stellar II, Nikon D5500, and Olympus OM-D E-M5 II, among others. Read more

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Tripod Survey

The Online Photographer - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 09:38
Ed Eubanks writes that he's gotten almost 800 responses to our tripod survey that he kindly created. If you'd like to participate, it takes less than two minutes to answer a few questions. Ed will fill us in on the... Michael Johnston
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Too Long; Read

The Online Photographer - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 07:53
TLR has always meant "twin lens reflex" to me, but the disambiguation page for "TLR" has fifteen entries in four categories before you get to that. The list ranges from "toll-like receptors," a class of proteins in the immune system,... Michael Johnston
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B-grip launches Uno holster for compact system cameras

DPReview News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 06:45

Italian accessory maker CPtech has launched a new holster in its B-Grip range that is designed for smaller cameras. The company says that its Uno holster will be suitable for compact system users, as well as those who own bridge and compact cameras. Read more

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Video: DPReview panel at CreativeLive's Gear Day 2015

DPReview News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 04:00

Recently we joined our friends at CreativeLive for a panel discussion as part of their 2015 Gear Day. Our live discussion centered on the continued rise of mirrorless cameras, 4K video and what it means for stills photographers, the benefits and pitfalls of high pixel sensors, and of course, lots of new and exciting gear. Watch the segment and nerd out with us all over again. See video

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Atomos releases important firmware update for Shogun recorder

DPReview News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 11:21

Atomos has released a major firmware update to the Atomos Shogun 4K external video recorder. The Shogun, already popular among filmmakers and professional videographers thanks to its 4K 10-bit ProRes recording capabilities, gains several important features that should appeal to motion picture shooters. The update, dubbed AtomOS6.2, adds important features such as 3D LUTs and Avid DNxHR/DNxHD recording formats. Read more

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The Great Wave

The Online Photographer - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 08:50
If I told you the most famous artwork in Japanese history is Hokusai's woodcut "The Great Wave," can you picture it in your mind? Under the Wave off Kanagawa from Hokusai's Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji. Popularly known as "The... Michael Johnston
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The Last (?) Rolleiflex

The Online Photographer - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 11:46
...Might end up being the Rolleiflex 2.8FX model, directly descended from the original Rollei TLR. Unless you think it's... The Hy6 (this is a Mod. 2), much more loosely descended from the SL66/6000-series lineage of "modern idea" pro Rolleis. It... Michael Johnston
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Defrozo online photography marketing platform launches on Kickstarter

DPReview News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 11:07

A new platform called Defrozo has launched on Kickstarter. Currently in beta, it offers photographers online services needed to market and run a photography business, including an online store through which customers can purchase prints and a website to showcase one's own work. When it fully launches in October, Defrozo will offer free and paid subscription options. Read more

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Rock steady: Olympus OM-D E-M5 II reviewed

DPReview News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 10:40

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 II follows-up on the groundbreaking original E-M5 and brings extra control points (a lot of them) a 40MP high-res mode, better video, improved image stabilization and a host of other refinements, large and small. We've been shooting a lot with the E-M5 II over the past few weeks, and that work has culminated in a full review, with our usual combination of studio and real-world tests. Click through to see what we think

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The Online Photographer - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 08:12
I'm hearing from various people that they missed the publication of the Olympus 17mm Crowdsourced Lens Review. It was published in complete form on Monday but did not show up in some feed readers (Feedly for instance). FYI, here is... Michael Johnston
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This Kills Me (Fuji Lens Sale)

The Online Photographer - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 05:28
Man, writing a blog means never getting to rest on your laurels. I worked the whole weekend on that 17mm Crowdsourced lens review, and it's already many posts down, and one friend wrote to ask why it hadn't been posted... Michael Johnston
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Novo to produce filter range using sapphire crystal and Gorilla Glass

DPReview News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 13:24

A new filter manufacturer called Novo is promising a range of filters that will be made from super-durable sapphire crystal and Gorilla Glass, which should have enhanced scratch resistance. The company also claims its filters will have extremely thin brass frames, and will feature 'superior coatings'. Read more

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Nikon releases ViewNX-i image browsing software

DPReview News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 10:35

As promised earlier this month, Nikon has made its ViewNX-i software available for download today today. Building on the camera maker's previous View NX 2 software, the new application works in conjunction with Nikon's NX-D photofinishing software for editing photographs, and bundles Nikon's ViewNX-Movie Editor for editing videos. Read more

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Random Excellence: Dan Wagner

The Online Photographer - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 06:33
This isn't even the best shot in Dan Wagner's new Blurb book Sad Beauty. I just think it's hilarious is all. The pictures in the book were all shot between between July 2014 and March 2015 using Kodak Tri-X or... Michael Johnston
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Now That's a Tripod

The Online Photographer - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 05:50
Photographer, 1935, by Fred Stein This delightful shot is from the website of Fred Stein (1909–1967), an early street photographer whose book Fred Stein: Paris New York I've talked about in these environs before. (At least I think I did.... Michael Johnston
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Aloha! We go shooting with Samsung's new NX500 [UPDATED]

DPReview News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 23:22

UPDATED: We just added several images to this gallery, converted from raw. The Samsung NX500 is essentially a scaled down version of Samsung's flagship NX1. It uses the same 28MP BSI-CMOS sensor, advanced hybrid AF system, and a version of the same DRIMe V processor. The main differences are the form factor (resembling a rangefinder rather than an SLR), burst mode (9 vs 15 fps), and viewfinder (none vs electronic). We've been using a production NX500 for a couple of days, and we've put together a gallery of real-world samples. Click through for the updated gallery

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