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Leica announces the Leica M Edition 60 to honor sixty years of M rangefinders

DPReview News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:10

It’s hard to believe, but Leica’s line of M rangefinders, which started with the M3 in 1954, has been around for 60 years. In celebration, Leica has announced the commemorative Leica M Edition 60 and matching Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH lens. Unlike other M digital models, the M Edition 60 lacks one significant feature: an LCD screen.

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Zeiss introduces Distagon T* 35mm F1.4 ZM lens

DPReview News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:21

Zeiss has announced its a Distagon T* 35mm F1.4 ZM lens for Leica M-mount bodies. The company describes the lens as being for professional reportage photography and points out that the wide maximum aperture 'ensures the photographer is independent from the ISO limitations of his camera.' The 35mm F1.4 ZM will be available in black or silver for a recommended price of €1679.84 or $2290 exc taxes.

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Olympus shows 'Open Platform' Micro Four Thirds camera module

DPReview News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 06:44

Olympus is using Photokina to show a prototype 'Open Platform' camera module. Developed with the MIT Media Lab, the module is a Micro Four Thirds compatible unit that can be controlled from a smart device. Like Sony's QX series, the Olympus has its own shutter button but it also offers a hotshoe an is built around a more open software platform to allow developers to create apps to control it.

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Photokina 2014: Canon stand report

DPReview News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 04:34

Canon's Photokina stand is popular as always. The company is eager to show off its EOS 7D Mark II to Photokina attendees, and the public in turn turned out to give the camera a try judging by the crowds at the booth. We took our turn handling the 7D II and checked out the booth. Click through to see more.

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Photokina 2014: Fujifilm stand report

DPReview News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 04:18

Fujifilm's giant green stand in Hall 4 at Koelnmesse is a place to get your hands on cameras, look at printer and film output and, of course, take pictures of models standing in front of expensive cars. Our stand report has a look at what's new with Fujifilm and has some fun photos, as well. Click through to read more

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Photokina 2014: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X100T

DPReview News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 03:38

We're here at Photokina in Germany, and one camera many people were eager to get their hands on was the the new Fujifilm X100T. As part of our tour of the company's stand (more like a ballroom), we got our mitts on Fujifilm's latest ultra-premium compact. Click through to see more

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Phase One announces Capture One Pro 8

DPReview News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00

Phase One has announced the release of Capture One Pro 8, the latest version of its Raw conversion and photo editing software. Capture One Pro 8 highlights include new adjustment tools such as local white balance, clone and heal repair layers to remove unwanted objects, and a film grain tool to mimic film stocks and add realistic grain to images.

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DPReview in Cologne: We're at Photokina!

DPReview News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 23:31

The DPReview team (well, some of it) is in Cologne Germany for this year's Photokina trade show. Photokina is the biggest show in our industry, and happens every two years. This year we've seen a number of major products released from all of the biggest names including Canon, Nikon and Sony. The show opens in a few minutes, and we'll be here, reporting from the show floor and getting our hands on the new gear. Click through for a link to our full show coverage.

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Last Hour

The Online Photographer - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:04
Carl with the 8x10 It's a scant hour to go until the end of the Print Sale and I still haven't decided which one to buy for the walls of TOP HQ (can't afford both—house poor, from now until whenever).... Michael Johnston
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Panasonic announces Lumix DMC-CM1 smartphone with 1-inch sensor

DPReview News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 09:19

Panasonic has announced a smartphone with a 1 inch sensor. The Lumix DMC-CM1 comes with the largest imaging sensor we have seen on a smartphone - its 1-inch 20MP chip matching the sensors in premium compact cameras such as Sony's RX100 and Nikon's 1 series, being multiple times larger than the 1/3-inch sensors that are common on more conventional smartphones. The large sensor is coupled with an F2.8 Leica lens that offers an equivalent focal length of 28mm. Click through for more details

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Printing with Digital Negatives

The Online Photographer - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 08:57
[Ed. note: This is the last post expanding on the techniques used for the prints in the current Carl Weese print offer. This one is especially for those who really might consider trying the process. Hope you've enjoyed these support... Michael Johnston
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Sony rolls out Zeiss FE 16-35mm F4 wide angle zoom and HVL-F32M flash

DPReview News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:45

Sony has announced the Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS for its E-mount interchangeable lens cameras, as well as the HVL-F32M flash and XLR-K2M XLR audio adaptor kit. The 16-35mm is the fifth full-frame zoom for Sony's Alpha 7 series. Read more

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The wait is over: Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review

DPReview News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 04:00

Enthusiast photographers have been waiting in agony for a replacement to the Canon EOS 7D for five years. Their wishes have finally been granted - and in a big way - with the arrival of the EOS 7D Mark II. With a new sensor, improved AF system, faster image processor, and Full HD video, we think that it was worth the wait. For a lot more on the 7D II, read our detailed First Impressions Review.

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Upsizing: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review

DPReview News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 04:00

Panasonic's LX-series of compact cameras have been favorites of both customers and reviewers alike for many years. Photographers who have been waiting for a more enthusiast-slanted LX can finally get out their wallets, because the Lumix DMC-LX100 is here. Find out what we thought about what sounds like the ultimate enthusiast compact camera in our First Impressions Review. Read on.

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Bring on the competition: Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review

DPReview News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 04:00

For the last two years, the only enthusiast compact with a large sensor you could buy says 'Sony' on the front. Finally, at Photokina 2014, we get some competition from Canon. The PowerShot G7 X uses what is likely the same 20MP sensor as the Sony RX100 III but offers a longer lens, flip-up touchscreen LCD, and arguably better controls. For all the details on this exciting new camera, head on over to our First Impressions Review.

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Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

DPReview News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 04:00

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 borrows the styling of the fashion conscious GM1, but adds enough additional control to give it broader appeal. So while it's still a smart, diminutive thing, Panasonic has found room for a viewfinder, control dial and hotshoe. We look at the two cameras side by side and examine the changes that've been made at the petite end of the Micro Four Thirds range.

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Canon announces long-awaited EOS 7D Mark II

DPReview News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 04:00

Canon has made the EOS 7D Mark II official, headlining its Photokina announcements. The 7D II features a 20.2MP APS-C sensor, increased from the 7D's 18MP. It also presents an upgrade over its predecessor in autofocus specification with next-generation Dual Pixel AF, 65 all cross-type points, as well as a faster 10 fps burst shooting rate. Read more

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Canon unveils PowerShot G7 X with 1"-type sensor

DPReview News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 04:00

Canon has announced the PowerShot G7 X, the company's first compact to feature a 1"-type sensor. It boasts a seemingly familiar 20.2MP BSI CMOS chip, coupled with a DIGIC 6 processor and a 24-100mm equivalent F1.8-2.8 lens. The G7 X is also equipped with a touchscreen, a 31-point AF system, 6.5 fps continuous shooting, and built-in Wi-Fi with NFC. Read more

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Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-LX100 with Four Thirds sensor

DPReview News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 04:00

Panasonic has announced the latest member of its enthusiast compact LX-series, the Lumix DMC-LX100. Where its LX7 predecessor used a 1/1.7" sensor, the LX100 leapfrogs into the Four Thirds sensor class, with 16MP chip and a 24-75mm equiv. F1.7-2.8 lens. It supports 4K video recording at 30p, and also provides Wi-Fi with NFC for faster pairing with a mobile device. Read more

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Panasonic unveils Lumix DMC-GM5 with EVF

DPReview News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 04:00

Panasonic introduces the second member of its diminutive GM-series: the Lumix DMC-GM5. The GM5 offers a 16MP Four Thirds sensor in a point-and-shoot sized camera body equipped with a Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Following on the consumer-focused Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1, the GM5 provides some enthusiast touches like a built-in 1.2m dot equivalent EVF and hot shoe. Read more

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