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Epson launches Perfection V850 and V800 multi-format film scanners

DPReview News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 09:20

Epson has announced a pair of high-end flatbed scanners that are capable of digitizing film in sizes of up to 10x8in. Replacing the Epson Perfection V750 and V700, which were introduced in February 2006, the Epson Perfection V850 and V800 will feature the same specification as the previous models, but will benefit from faster start-up and lower power consumption. Read more

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Photokina 2014: Fujifilm interview - 'Over the past few months I’ve been getting more confident'

DPReview News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:18

DPReview attended the Photokina trade show last week in Cologne Germany, and as well as stand reports and hands-on looks at the major new products we also sat down with executives from several of the major camera manufacturers. In this interview, we speak to Toshihisa Iida, Senior Manager of Sales & Marketing in Fujifilm's Optical Device & Electronic Imaging products division. Click through to read more

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ACDSee Pro 8 and ACDSee 18 announced

DPReview News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 23:01

ACDSee has launched updated versions of its standard and Pro software. ACDSee Pro 8 and ACDSee 18 are now available with updated image editing and management features, available for purchase as standalone software or with cloud features for a yearly subscription fee. Read more

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9/25/2014 The Morning Coffee: Negligence

The Online Photographer - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 21:07
Good morning to you – I think I might've mentioned before that I'm an easygoing kind of guy. If you remember that fashion for calling high-power personalities "Type A," then I'm probably a Type E for easy or maybe a... Michael Johnston
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A little test post

The Online Photographer - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 19:26
Hi folks, this post is an experiment – I'm posting from my iPad and I'm dictating by voice! Not the easiest thing in the world for me because I'm not used to it. Thanks to the people who recommended Blogsy... Michael Johnston
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Sony shows off upcoming full-frame lenses at Photokina

DPReview News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 17:13

We were so busy playing with new Leica cameras and giant telephoto lenses at Photokina that we totally missed Sony's announcement of four upcoming full-frame E-mount lenses. Four FE lenses are coming in the first quarter of 2015, including three primes and one zoom. Sony didn't reveal too much, but you'll still get the idea by reading this

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DxOMark Mobile tests iPhone 6 Plus

DPReview News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:52

DxOMark has put Apple's iPhone 6 Plus through its mobile imaging tests and the results are in. Tested alongside its iPhone 6 sibling, the 6 Plus has the added benefit of optical image stabilization. Both phones scored well enough to place them at the top of DxOMark's mobile rankings, pushing the Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z3 down the list. Take a look at the full test results and how the iPhone 6 Plus compares to its sibling and its peers. Read more

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Photokina 2014: Canon interview - Mirrorless 'in the very near future'

DPReview News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 08:30

DPReview attended the Photokina trade show last week in Cologne Germany. As well as getting our hands on this season's newest photo gear we also sat down with executives from several major camera manufacturers. One of them was Masaya Maeda of Canon. Our time with Mr Maeda was brief, but in our conversation he shared reactions to the 7D Mark II, and explained that Canon is very serious about mirrorless, and is also committed to making higher-resolution sensors. Click through to read more

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Photokina 2014: Sony interview - 'we still need to create more lenses'

DPReview News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 04:30

At Photokina last week we sat down with Shigeki Ishizuka, the global head of Sony’s Imaging Business. As well as talking us through Sony's current Alpha strategy, Ishizuka-san also explained why the name 'NEX' was dropped and told us a little about how Sony's sensor business works. Click through for the full interview

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Fujifilm X100T overview updated

DPReview News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:00

We've just updated our Fujifilm X100T overview with a detailed analysis of the camera's controls and operation. With access to a beta X100T, we've taken it for a spin and assembled a real-world samples gallery. In the process we've got to know the camera a bit better and have addressed questions about the viewfinder, e-shutter and Auto ISO behavior. Read more

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9/24/14 The Morning Coffee: The Reappearing Lens

The Online Photographer - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:30
Good morning to you— As if on cue, the lens I'm currently jonesing for has reappeared after many months on the "back-ordered" list. The Panasonic 12–35mm is back...sort of. Amazon lists four left from one vendor . And B&H Photo... Michael Johnston
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Adobe announces Photoshop Elements 13 and Premiere Elements 13

DPReview News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 20:01

Adobe has announced new versions of its basic photo and video editing software, Photoshop Elements 13 and Premiere Elements 13. Photoshop Elements updates include a new Photomerge Compose tool for copying people or objects from one photo into another, and Premiere Elements gets an enhanced Shake Stabilizer mode designed to smooth out shaky video footage. Learn more

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Nikon offers 1.5 million Yen in kit and cash as top prize in annual photo contest

DPReview News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 16:31

Nikon has opened the doors to entries for the company’s annual photo contest, and is offering a top prize of 1m Yen (approx. $9200/£5600/€7100) in equipment with 500,000 Yen cash for the overall top prize. Running since 1969 the competition this year will feature 7 categories including a new 'Home' theme and a 'Generation N' section for 10 entrants aged 19 and under. Learn more

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The New Canon G7 X

The Online Photographer - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:59
The new Canon G7 X By Kevin Purcell In the usual Photokina binge of "really interesting stuff" I think the Canon G7 X rather got lost. It's in a different category of compact to the excellent Panasonic LX100 or the... Michael Johnston
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DxO Mobile Report ranks iPhone 6 on top

DPReview News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:46

DxOMark has put Apple's latest through its mobile imaging tests and published its findings. This assessment put the iPhone 6 (and its iPhone 6 Plus sibling) at the top of its mobile rankings, pushing the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z3 to positions three and four, respectively. See how the iPhone 6 performed in DxOMark's testing and find out how it compares to its peers. Read more

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Photokina 2014: Nikon interview - 'large-sensor mirrorless could be a solution'

DPReview News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 08:24

When we visited Photokina last week in Germany we made time to sit down with senior executives from several camera manufacturers. Among them was Toshiaki Akagi, Department Manager in Nikon's 1st Designing Department. In our conversation we spoke about reaction to the D750, the legacy of the D600 oil problem and the potential for a large-sensor mirrorless camera from Nikon in the future. Click through to read the full interview

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9/23/14 The Morning Coffee: Travel Plans

The Online Photographer - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 00:30
Obligatory Butters shot—in the same place as the last shot, but through the window from outside. Good morning to you— Later this week I'll be traveling: starting with a destination of Corning, New York, moving on to Providence, Rhode Island,... Michael Johnston
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Twice as good? What you need to know about the Canon EOS 7D Mark II

DPReview News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 13:14

Five years is a long time in the camera world, but that's how long Canon's EOS 7D was on the market - buoyed by a midlife firmware update that kept it impressively competitive against APS-C offerings from other manufacturers. Canon has not been idle in the past few years, it seems, and the new EOS 7D Mark II is a huge upgrade over the original 7D, offering improvements to every aspect of its feature set. We got hands-on with a pre-production sample recently. Click through to see more.  

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Fujifilm X100T (beta) real-world samples

DPReview News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 09:11

Fujifilm's new X100T is the latest evolution of its popular X-series of enthusiast compacts. Introduced with this model is an updated Hybrid Viewfinder that includes a new electronic rangefinder feature and automatic brightness controls. The X100T carries over the 16MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor seen in its predecessor as well as a fixed 23mm (35mm equiv) F2 lens. We've had access to a pre-production model for a few days - just time to prepare a small gallery of samples.

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9/22/14 The Morning Coffee: Cathedral Window

The Online Photographer - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 00:30
And a Good Morning to you. Hope you had a nice weekend. So there's an interesting thing that happens with the light in my yard, at this time of year: There's an opening in the trees that leads back to... Michael Johnston
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