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Metabones creates Speed Booster ULTRA with improved optics and Canon lens AF for Panasonic users

DPReview News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:24

Caldwell Photographic and Metabones have announced the Speed Booster Ultra for Micro Four Thirds: an updated design that uses more sophisticated glass and has been optimized for use with the relatively thick Micro Four Thirds filter stack. The latest Canon version also gains AF-S autofocus when used with Panasonic cameras: an improvement available via firmware update for existing users. Read more

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Kirkwood Sale Wrap-Up

The Online Photographer - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:10
Ctein reports that the last of the Kate Kirkwood print orders shipped out this past week. If you have not gotten your prints or a tracking number from the U.S. Post Office, please contact him at ctein@pobox.com. He says the... Michael Johnston
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On top of the world: Photographer faces fears to capture rare wedding photos

DPReview News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 04:00

Photographer Brian Rueb was approached by two friends to shoot their wedding - a familiar proposal for many photographers. However, there was a slightly unusual twist in this case, as the couple planned to tie the knot on top of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. Read more

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Panasonic Osaka offers 3D figurine portraits via imaging booth fitted with 120 Lumix GH4s

DPReview News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 16:22

The Panasonic Center in Osaka has installed a photo booth that uses 120 Lumix DMC-GH4 cameras to create a three-dimensional impression of the occupants, which can then be turned into a plaster figurine. Panasonic claims that what makes its booth stand out is that the 'scan' is created in just 1/1000sec. That means the subjects can be in motion and the image will still be sharp. Read more

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Flickr brings back Pro account option

DPReview News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:20

Flickr has re-introduced its Pro level membership after an account structure re-organization removed the option for most site users in 2013. When Flickr upgraded its free members to 1 Terabyte of space with every account, the option for new Pro plans was phased out. Read more

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The AP and British Movietone publish more than 1 million minutes of historic footage to YouTube

DPReview News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:24

The Associated Press and British Movietone have announced the addition of more than 1 million minutes of digitized historic footage to YouTube. The AP says that this project represents the largest ever upload of historic news content to YouTube, and will serve as a 'visual encyclopedia' for witnessing some of the biggest moments in recent world history. Read more

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Canon PowerShot G3 X added to studio test scene comparison

DPReview News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 06:00

We've already published an initial real-world gallery from the PowerShot G3 X, Canon's newest enthusiast compact, and now we've put its capabilities to the test against our studio scene. The G3 X is weather-sealed and uses a 1"-type 20MP sensor with a 24-600mm equiv. lens, making it an appealing choice for outdoorsy types. Take a look at how it performs compared to its peers. Read more

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GoPro mount becomes standard accessory for next year's Toyota Tacoma, as GoPro plans user-generated-content licensing deals

DPReview News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 13:18

Toyota has revealed that the 2016 version of its adventure truck will come pre-fitted with a windshield mount for a GoPro camera. Those interested in filming their muddy, dusty and rocky scrambles will be able to fit a camera to point forwards or backwards to capture either the 'flight' or passengers reactions. Read more

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UPDATED: Canon PowerShot G3 X real-world samples posted

DPReview News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 11:40

Update: We've added a number of Raw conversions to our gallery. The PowerShot G3 X is Canon's newest premium compact camera, offering a versatile 24-600mm equivalent zoom lens and a 1"-type 20MP sensor. DPReview Editor Barney took the G3 X out on a weekend fishing trip deep in the Olympic mountains. Take a look at our real-world gallery. Read more

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LensRentals applies copy variation test to short telephoto primes

DPReview News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 11:35

LensRentals has embarked on a quest to investigate the complicated topic of sample variation among copies of the same lens. It's the kind of fascinating, geeky stuff we've come to know and love from LensRentals, and in the latest round of tests they've taken a look at a group of short telephoto primes ranging from 85mm to 150mm. Read more

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Taylor Swift's photography contract revised following criticism

DPReview News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 11:31

Following several weeks of controversy involving pop singer Taylor Swift and a growing number of music photographers and news publications, Swift's management has revised the terms of its photo contract. Read more

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Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM A real-world sample gallery posted

DPReview News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 04:00

There's been a great deal of interest in the Sigma 24-35mm F2 Art lens since its launch last month. And who can blame the internet for getting excited over the world's fastest full-frame zoom? With all of the appeal and high-end touches offered by Sigma's 'Art' series, the 24-35mm just begs to be taken out for a spin - and DPReview's Deputy Editor Rishi Sanyal did just that. See the gallery

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Lies, Lies, Lies

The Online Photographer - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:54
One more small point about getting hassled when engaged in photography. A TOP reader who visited a few days ago (to pick up my enlarger) noted that eBay has quietly moved to de-emphasize the occasional negative feedback for people with... Michael Johnston
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Google to phase out Google+ Photos

DPReview News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:32

Google launched the stand-alone Photos app with unlimited storage in May. Now it has announced it will be phasing out its predecessor, Google+ Photos. On August 1, the Google+ Photos Android app will stop working and soon afterwards the iOS and web versions will cease to be operational as well. Read more

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Nikon D810A added to studio test scene comparison

DPReview News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:25

Nikon's D810A is an astrophotography-oriented version of the D810. It's the first full-frame camera dedicated to astrophotography, and is better able to capture the hydrogen alpha spectral line. It also expands long exposure options, and has garnered speculation as to improvements in low light capabilities. Take a look at its high ISO and color performance in our studio scene. Read more

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Meet Ralph, the New Horizons probe imaging tool responsible for Pluto photos

DPReview News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:00

Over the last week or so, images from the New Horizons mission have been arriving back at Earth as the probe begins the 16-month task of returning data from its July 14th Pluto flyby. Take a look at the imaging systems responsible for the impressive photos of the dwarf planet. Read more

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Darkroom Equipment for Sale

The Online Photographer - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 19:53
UPDATE #2, 5:00 p.m. Tuesday: Good news—a reader friend has offered to take all these things away and post them separately on Ebay in August. I'll be sure to alert TOP readers when that happens. - [UPDATE #1: I had... Michael Johnston
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Random Excellence: A Great Canon EOS 10D Shot

The Online Photographer - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 14:09
Reader John B. remembers reading that this great aviation shot by Paul Walters [see Update below], for the Bristol Evening Post, was taken with a Canon 10D in November of 2003*. The picture—taken with the photographer suspended from a helicopter—... Michael Johnston
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Z Camera launches Micro Four Thirds E1 camera with 4K video and open platform

DPReview News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 12:27

Z Camera, a China-based photography startup, has introduced a connected Micro Four Thirds camera called the E1. Shaped like GoPro's HERO action cameras, the E1 carries a 16MP Four Thirds sensor and can record video at 4K 4096x2160 resolution. It provides Wi-Fi connectivity and an open platform for developers. Read more

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Samsung launches thin and lightweight Galaxy Tab S2 tablets

DPReview News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 09:59

Samsung has launched a new generation of high-end Android tablets, a clear competitor to Apple's iPad Air 2. The Galaxy Tab S2 comes 8 and 9.7 inch display sizes, and at 5.6mm is a touch thinner than the Apple competitor. Read more

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