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Nikon releases ViewNX-i image browsing software

DPReview News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 10:35

As promised earlier this month, Nikon has made its ViewNX-i software available for download today today. Building on the camera maker's previous View NX 2 software, the new application works in conjunction with Nikon's NX-D photofinishing software for editing photographs, and bundles Nikon's ViewNX-Movie Editor for editing videos. Read more

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Random Excellence: Dan Wagner

The Online Photographer - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 06:33
This isn't even the best shot in Dan Wagner's new Blurb book Sad Beauty. I just think it's hilarious is all. The pictures in the book were all shot between between July 2014 and March 2015 using Kodak Tri-X or... Michael Johnston
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Now That's a Tripod

The Online Photographer - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 05:50
Photographer, 1935, by Fred Stein This delightful shot is from the website of Fred Stein (1909–1967), an early street photographer whose book Fred Stein: Paris New York I've talked about in these environs before. (At least I think I did.... Michael Johnston
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Aloha! We go shooting with Samsung's new NX500 [UPDATED]

DPReview News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 23:22

UPDATED: We just added several images to this gallery, converted from raw. The Samsung NX500 is essentially a scaled down version of Samsung's flagship NX1. It uses the same 28MP BSI-CMOS sensor, advanced hybrid AF system, and a version of the same DRIMe V processor. The main differences are the form factor (resembling a rangefinder rather than an SLR), burst mode (9 vs 15 fps), and viewfinder (none vs electronic). We've been using a production NX500 for a couple of days, and we've put together a gallery of real-world samples. Click through for the updated gallery

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First images from upcoming Samsung S 300mm f/2.8 ED OIS

DPReview News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 14:48

It hasn't even entered production yet, but Samsung's S 300mm f/2.8 ED OIS telephoto lens is certainly shaping up to be a very nice addition to the NX line. We were fortunate enough to be allowed access to a pre-production engineering sample of this new lens for a few hours. As a result we've put together a small gallery of images which should give some idea about the lens's likely performance once it becomes available. See gallery

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Lytro opens an interactive studio in Tokyo

DPReview News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 14:24

Lytro has announced the launch of Lytro Studio in Tokyo. The studio is open to the public so that anyone can visit to learn about light field imaging and the technology behind it. This includes training on how to use Lytro's platform and software, as well as demonstrations of how its cameras and related technology work. Read more

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Lowepro launches weather-proof Fastpack backpacks for traveling photographers

DPReview News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 13:27

Bag manufacturer Lowepro has introduced a pair of new backpacks to its Fastpack range, with added weather-proofing and a compartment for a laptop or tablet. The Fastpack BP 150 AW ll and BP 250 AW ll are basically the same bag in two sizes, and each is divided into three sections that allow storage of camera equipment as well as other everyday items for photographers on the move. Read more

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Today's Google Doodle Celebrates Photo Pioneer Anna Atkins

The Online Photographer - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 08:04
If you go to Google today you'll see a delicate cyanotype photogram: It celebrates the 216th anniversary of the birth of Anna Atkins, considered the earliest female photographer, and the first photographer to publish an entirely photographic book. The Washington... Michael Johnston
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Olympus 17mm f/1.8 Lens / Crowdsource Review

The Online Photographer - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 06:17
"The only way to get to know a lens is to use it for a year. Lens tests are just shortcuts." —Unnamed Leica designer; quote could be apocryphal. - Here's the lens under discussion: The Olympus 17mm ƒ/1.8. That's the... Michael Johnston
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Open Mike: Perfect Pots and Posts About Nothing

The Online Photographer - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 09:51
Hey, if Seinfeld can do a whole series about nothing... It's funny, but I don't plan posts out beforehand. I just sit down and write. Often, I'll just grab something out of the air or the email stack and go.... Michael Johnston
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Readers' Showcase: Maxime Siegler

DPReview News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 08:42

Maxime Siegler is a DPR reader who caught our eye with his contributions to our black and white Readers' Showcase. We wanted to share more of his work, and he was kind enough to answer a few questions about his photography. Find out how he stays inspired and why he's so fond of monochromatic photography. See gallery

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The Online Photographer - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 17:09
Think you love Rollei? Not like these people. Mike ADDENDUM: Best camera tattoo belongs to Lotte van den Acker of Rotterdam, the Netherlands: According to Fstoppers, Lotte is a studying digital photography at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam.... Michael Johnston
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 real world samples gallery posted

DPReview News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 04:01

After several iterations, Panasonic's GF- series compact mirrorless camera line has settled into a comfortable position: providing mass market point-and-shoot appeal while giving photographers the option to fully control settings. The latest camera in the series, the Lumix DMC-GF7, continues this trend. Check out our sample gallery

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Adorama launches Flashpoint Ring Li-On 400ws ringflash

DPReview News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 15:38

Adorama has launched a 400ws ring flash which uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Part of the Flashpoint brand, it features a circular flash tube with an aperture capable of accommodating a lens barrel with a diameter of up to 3.5in/95mm. With a guide number of 82ft/25m the ring is powerful enough not only for macro work, but also headshots and full-length portraits. Read more

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The End of the End

The Online Photographer - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 14:34
Vivian Maier with her Rolleiflex It appears that Rollei has finally used up the last of its nine lives, friend Oren writes. (The link is to an insolvency auction of the assets of DHW Fototechnik GmbH, in Braunschweig, Germany, formerly... Michael Johnston
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Oh What Weather (OT)

The Online Photographer - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 13:49
You might remember that I've been bellyaching (for instance in the recent "Lamb of Spring" post) about the cold here. Well, turns out February 2015 in Southeastern Wisconsin was the sixth-coldest on record and the coldest since 1936, so at... Michael Johnston
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Enlight for iOS launches with high-end photo editing tools

DPReview News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:34

The developers behind Facetune have created a new app called Enlight, a general purpose image editor. It challenges apps like VSCO Cam and Adobe's own mobile image editors, with adjustment tools, presets and various filters. Read more

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Random Excellence: Andr Kertsz

The Online Photographer - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 08:40
Copyright the Estate of Andre Kertesz, courtesy James Hyman Photography, London André Kertész, Self-Portrait, 1926 I like, admire, and enjoy Mozart, but love Haydn. The Papa Haydn of photographers was André Kertész, who was born in Hungary but lived in... Michael Johnston
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Blog Note change

The Online Photographer - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 19:38
This post is a test, please ignore. (And please, do not comment on this post! You'll mess me up if you do.) Change Mike the Ed. Michael Johnston
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Think Tank introduces new low-profile 'Urban Approach' bags for compact system cameras

DPReview News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 12:28

Bag and accessory manufacturer Think Tank has announced that it will introduce a new range of shoulder bags and a backpack for compact system camera users in April this year. Dubbed the ‘Urban Approach’ range the bags are said to be ‘low profile’ to allow the photographer to carry equipment without standing out, and will be finished in low-contrast matte black. Click through for details

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