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Meet the Cartoonist (OT)

The Online Photographer - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 05:35
A lovely little mini-doc by our friend Bob Burnett of GVI, about the cartoonist Richard Thompson. Hope you can find the time for this sometime. Quite moving. Mike Original contents copyright 2014 by Michael C. Johnston and/or the bylined author.... Michael Johnston
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Casio targets golfers with Japan-only Exilim EX-FC500S

DPReview News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 17:00

Casio Japan has unveiled the Exilim EX-FC500S, a 16.1MP point-and-shoot designed to aid golfers in improving their skills. The EX-FC500S offers this by way of 240fps slow-motion video recording, intelligent automatic video editing to isolate the swing, and Wi-Fi connectivity for analysis on a mobile device. Read more

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The photographer's perfect pick? Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 review

DPReview News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 09:59

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-LX100 turned a lot of heads when it was introduced at Photokina 2014. That might be because its spec sheet reads like an enthusiast's wish list of compact camera features - a 16MP Four Thirds sensor (albeit a multi-aspect design using 12.7MP), fast 24-75mm equiv. F1.7-2.8 lens, built-in EVF, 4K video recording and Wi-Fi with NFC. The large sensor zoom compact has become an intensely competitive field in recent year, read the review to see how the LX100 compares.

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Peter Turnley Prints

The Online Photographer - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 06:31
Peter Turnley, Paris 2013 It's not a TOP sale, but a lot of TOP readers will be very interested to know that as of this morning, Peter Turnley is launching his own limited sale of his prints. Here's the link.... Michael Johnston
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Cheap Cards

The Online Photographer - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 06:01
Amazon's Deal of the Day today is (once again) memory cards—this time PNY Elite Performance cards , including a good selection of high speed MicroSDHC cards at good prices. Jusst passing the news along. I've been using 64GB cards recently,... Michael Johnston
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Blocks Camera features modular design with swappable components

DPReview News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 18:00

Blocks Camera of California has introduced its Blocks+ multi-functional camera. The Blocks+ features a modular design allowing photographers to swap in components, referred to as 'blocks', for various types of recording like 3D and 360-degree video. The blocks also include battery modules that can be added for extra battery life. Learn more

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Nikon celebrates Df’s first birthday with gold edition

DPReview News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 14:05

Nikon Japan has announced a limited edition version of its Df DSLR with gold embellishments where the standard version has bare metal. Produced as a limited edition to mark the first anniversary of the Df's launch, the gold model will come in two forms – body only, or paired with a gold-ringed AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G. There will be 600 units of the body-only form, and 1000 of the kit with the lens. Read more

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Sony debuts 21MP stacked CMOS sensor for smartphones

DPReview News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 11:06

Sony has unveiled a new stacked CMOS image sensor for use in smartphones. Called the IMX230, it features 21 effective megapixels, on-chip phase detection AF and 4K video recording. The chip is a 1/2.4-inch type with square pixels measuring 1.12um x 1.12um each. Video of up to 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution is available with HDR function (also available in stills mode). Read more

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Random Excellence: James Morgan's Bajau Laut

The Online Photographer - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 10:22
Whilst few young Bajau are now born on boats, the ocean is still very much their playground. And whilst they are getting conflicted messages from their communities, who simultaneously refrain from spitting in the ocean and continue to dynamite its... Michael Johnston
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Must...Buy...Mike Said...

The Online Photographer - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 09:09 As you know I never hit this very hard, but from time to time I must channel Ken Rockwell and play hardball—and force you to buy yourself a present. Yes, I know it's hard, but how I get... Michael Johnston
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Pentax 645Z added to studio comparison database

DPReview News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 03:00

Ricoh's Pentax 645Z offers a level of consumer-friendliness previously unseen in its class. The 50MP CMOS medium format sensor is complemented by a number of features from the K-3 DSLR, including a 27-point AF system with 25 cross-type points. We've added it to our studio scene tool so you can compare its results to the likes of the Nikon D810. Read more

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Open Mike: We Hear from Judy Dater (NSFW)

The Online Photographer - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 09:45
...No less. Judy was one of the photographers I admired and wanted to emulate when I was in art school, because of my interest in (sorry about the pretentious-sounding term, but it's descriptive) art-photography portraiture. There are nudes past the... Michael Johnston
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Readers' Showcase: Submit your best portraits!

DPReview News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 05:00

We're accepting submissions for our latest Readers' Showcase and we want to see your best portraits! Stop by the Portrait & People Photography forum and show us your best shots. Our favorite images will be included in a showcase article on the homepage. We're accepting photos through the end of the week, so dust off your hard drive and submit some of your favorites from your portfolio. Read more

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UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced

DPReview News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 05:00

The winners of the UK’s Take a View 2014 competition have been announced. Taking the title Landscape Photographer of the Year and a £10,000 prize, photographer Mark Littlejohn beat around 20,000 entries with his picture of a temporary stream created by heavy rain tumbling down the side of a Glencoe mountain, in Scotland. See gallery

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production

DPReview News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 17:00

Rumors have surfaced that the Olympus E-M5 has reached the end of its production. According to 4/3rumors, retailers in US and Europe have received notice from Olympus that it has stopped production of the camera. Olympus hasn't made an official announcement yet. Read more

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From MKE

The Online Photographer - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 16:20
I’m sitting here in the airport in Milwaukee*, off to the beautiful Southern Tier of upstate New York to visit my girlfriend. I spent all last night trying to reconfigure the computers to the new regime, in which I’ll be... Michael Johnston
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Phase One to introduce A-Series mirrorless medium format camera system

DPReview News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:07

American professional camera dealer Digital Transitions has announced that it will host a preview event of a new Phase One medium format digital camera system that doesn’t use a reflex mirror system. Although Phase One has yet to comment, it appears that the A-Series will comprise three configurations which use different Phase One backs. The Phase One A250 will feature the IQ250’s 50MP CMOS sensor, while the A260 and A280 systems will use the IQ260 and IQ280 CCD sensors of 60 and 80 million pixels respectively. Read more

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Prints from first photographed royal tour go on show at Buckingham Palace

DPReview News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:24

A collection of photos taken in 1862 during the Prince of Wales' tour of the Middle East, showing historical figures and sites, has gone on display at Buckingham Palace in London. Taken by Francis Bedford, who was the first photographer to ever accompany a royal tour, the show comprises almost 100 original prints and documents the progress of the party as they travelled from London to Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece. See gallery

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Who Knew Taking a Picture Could Be Such Hard Work?

The Online Photographer - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 21:06
"Funny and sad at the same time," said reader Jim H., who sent me the link. This is really cute, though. Give it some time, it gets funnier as you go on and there are some great lines near the... Michael Johnston
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Test of the System

The Online Photographer - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 20:05
This post isn't going to be here for very long so please ignore it. Just testing the new laptop. Trying to make sure I have everything I need to post from the road. Michael Johnston
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