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Things they carried: Thom Atkinson's 'Soldiers' Inventories'

DPReview News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 02:00

'What's in your bag?' is a question we ask a lot of photographers, because, well, we're nosy that way. Asking the very same question, photographer Thom Atkinson posed it (figuratively) to centuries of British soldiers. He's assembled what would have been the belongings and clothing of a dozen combatants, ranging from medieval to modern-day soldiers. Take a look and learn how it all came together in our Q&A. See gallery

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Readers' Showcase: Macro photography

DPReview News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 02:00

While it’s easy to get swept up in the stream of announcements over the next few weeks, it’s also a good idea to remember why we buy that gear - to make great photos. What better way to do it than to showcase the excellent work of our own community? This week we asked users of our Macro and Still Life Photography forum to submit their favorite macro shots for inclusion in our Readers' Showcase. Unsurprisingly, we saw a lot of great work. See gallery

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Finally, I Get To Say THANK YOU

The Online Photographer - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:09
The new TOP World HQ is in an entirely different part of town—the west or rural side of town, where suburb gives way to farmland. In fact, there's a farm field abutting my new back yard. There are some particularly... Michael Johnston
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Hasselblad unveils pixel-shifting 200MP H5D-200c MS

DPReview News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:55

Hasselblad has taken another step towards the total switch to CMOS sensors with the introduction of new multi-shot versions of the company’s H5D 50c, including a model that outputs images of up to 200 million pixels. The H5D-50c MS and H5D-200c MS are 4-shot and 6-shot bodies that use pixel shifting to create higher resolution images than their 50-million-pixel sensors could in a single shot. Click through for more information.

Categories: Photo Gear News, a browser-based Raw editor built on Google Drive, goes live with public beta

DPReview News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:45

Ukrainian start-up is hoping to change your photography post-processing workflow with its new browser-based Raw editing and organization service. Using WebGL technology to harness the power of your computer’s graphics card, is able to offer Raw image editing and management for Canon, Nikon, Sony and Olympus Raw files right in your web browser. Read more

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Quick Review: Zenfolio's Photographer Central

DPReview News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 02:00

Recently, Zenfolio announced its newest online venture, Photographer Central - an online directory of photographers. This website promises to bring customers in direct contact with local photographers while making the search free and easy to use. Does it live up to its claims? We took the service for a test spin. Read more

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Blog Note

The Online Photographer - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:15
Big day today—today's the day! Later on today (or at least by tomorrow) I should have some pics up of the new house. I had appointments Thursday all the way until 9 p.m., and closing is today at 10 a.m.... Michael Johnston
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Monkey photo copyright in question as Wikipedia denies photographer's takedown request

DPReview News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 16:21

Update: A report issued by the US Copyright Office takes Wikimedia's side in a debate between a nature photographer and the organization. According to the report, the 'selfie' captured by a black crested macaque on David Slater's camera cannot by copyrighted since it was created by an animal. On a trip to Indonesia in 2011, Slater, a nature photographer was photographing the monkey when it grabbed his camera and proceeded to take hundreds of pictures of itself. Wikimedia defended a decision to keep the image in its database when Slater cried foul. Read more

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Where's the red dot? Leica releases new M-P Digital rangefinder

DPReview News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:22

Under the slogan 'Perfect understatement' Leica has quietly released a new M-series rangefinder, the M-P Digital (240). Featuring a full-frame 24MP CMOS sensor and 2GB of built-in RAM, Leica claims that the new M-P digital is 'twice as fast' as the standard M (Typ 240). The original Leica MP (no hypen) announced in 2003, took the film M-series back to its 1950s roots by featuring unflashy ergonomics inspired by the M3. The new model updates the same approach, omitting the iconic Leica red dot. Click through for more details.

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8/21/14 The Morning Coffee: Star Turns

The Online Photographer - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:30
A Good Morning to you— Before we get to today's topic, a few updates from previous mornings: first, reader richardplondon (that would be Richard P. from London) restored balance and elegant symmetry to the Downton Abbey promo shot: Well struck,... Michael Johnston
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Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial

DPReview News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:01

Film industry accessory manufacturer Cinoflex was recently tasked with rigging up a new Sony a7S mirrorless camera for use on a Chevrolet commercial. After some testing, the Cinoflex Type SA7S Camera System was created to allow the filmmakers to attach the necessary range of auxiliary equipment needed on a high budget commercial shoot. Read more

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'Cities at Night' project puts citizens to work identifying images of Earth

DPReview News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:00

Got a few minutes to spare? You've got enough time on your hands to help a group of researchers tackle a massive problem. Cities at Night is a project aiming to recruit help from ordinary citizens in classifying images of Earth at night taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. An effort of Universidad Complutense de Madrid staff and students, their main goal is to better understand and reduce light pollution. See how you can help

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Lensbaby announces availability of LM-10 Sweet Spot lens for mobile and Sweet 50 optic

DPReview News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:45

Lensbaby has announced that its LM-10 Sweet Spot lens for mobile devices is available immediately through its online store and retailers worldwide. The LM-10 concept was unveiled back in April with a Kickstarter campaign that raised more than twice the amount needed to see the lens go into production. Alongside the LM-10, Lensbaby has also announced the Sweet 50 optic. The Sweet 50, a selective-focus 50mm lens, works with Lensbaby's Optic Swap System and is also available now. Read more

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Google Photo Sphere now available for iOS

DPReview News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:40

Google's Photo Sphere feature for capturing 360° spheric panoramas was launched in 2012 with the camera app in Android 4.2. Since then it has only been available for devices running Google's mobile OS - until now. The Photo Sphere team at Google has just launched a version for Apple's iOS devices, dramatically increasing the potential user base of its app. Read more

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8/20/14 The Morning Coffee: Music on the Radio

The Online Photographer - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:30
A Daisy BB gun. It fires tiny metal balls so weakly that you can see their flight through the air and watch the arc of their trajectory as gravity pulls them quickly to earth. A Good Morning to you— XM... Michael Johnston
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Samsung NX3000 real-world samples

DPReview News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 23:01

The Samsung NX3000 is a rangefinder-style mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that sports a 20.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor, a 3" flip-up LCD, 5 fps continuous shooting, and Wi-Fi with NFC. We took delivery of an NX3000 recently and we've been out shooting with it and the 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 power zoom lens to see how it performs in the real world. Click through for a link to our gallery

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Metz Mecablitz 64 AF-1 flagship flash unit gets US announcement and pricing

DPReview News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:00

Previously introduced on its European website, Metz has announced its new flagship model the Mecablitz 64 AF-1 in the US market. It's the most powerful flash in that manufacturer's lineup with a guide number of 64 at ISO 100 and a zoom range covering 24-200mm focal lengths, and will be available for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic and Pentax cameras. Read more

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HTC introduces One M8 for Windows Phone

DPReview News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:01

Two years after HTC launched its Windows Phone flagship model 8X, the Taiwanese manufacturer now offers another high-end model with the Microsoft OS. Today HTC has revealed a Windows Phone version of the HTC One M8, originally launched with Google's Android OS in March this year. This means the One M8's unique Duo Cam features are now available in a Windows phone environment. Read more

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Canon offers three new wireless Pixma inkjet photo printers

DPReview News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:52

Canon has announced three new Pixma All-in-One inkjet printers, the Canon Pixma MG7520, MG6620 and MG5620 (MG7550, MG6650 and MG5650 in Europe). They all offer wireless support with Apple AirPrint connectivity, as well as compatibility with Canon's Easy-PhotoPrint+ web application and Pixma Printing Solutions. Read more

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Nikon announces service advisory for D810 'bright spots'

DPReview News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:52

Nikon has announced a service advisory for the Nikon D810, in response to reports of 'bright spots' in images taken at long shutter speeds and in 1.2X crop mode. According to an announcement on Nikon's website, affected cameras will be serviced free of charge. Apparently, the issue only affects cameras within a certain serial number range, and if you're lucky enough to have got hold of a D810 already, you can check the serial number of your camera against Nikon's database via the company's service and support pages. Click through for a link

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