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Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried

DPReview News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 20:32

Much of the talk on the internet since the launch of the D750 has been about flare, or the appearance of dark bands when bright light sources are just outside of the frame. Not all models are affected, and Nikon will service cameras that are affected for free. Nonetheless we wanted to see for ourselves what the problem looks like and how much of a cause for concern it should be for D750 owners. Read more

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More Barn (More on Scenic Photography)

The Online Photographer - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 07:34
Reader Francis E wrote an excellent and interesting comment about the "Scenic Photography" post: "If you don't see 'information' in a landscape photo, the chances are you don't know enough about the landscape in question to recognise it. This is... Michael Johnston
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Nikon provides instructions for flare-affected D750 owners

DPReview News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 22:10

Nikon has just provided detailed instructions for D750 owners seeking to repairs to correct an issue related to flare. The company had previously announced plans to service affected cameras for free, and has just issued information that will help camera owners identify whether their unit is included under the advisory. Read more

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New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies

DPReview News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 22:00

The GF7 is the newest member of Panasonic's entry-level line of compact mirrorless cameras, this time with a heavy emphasis on social media. It takes many of its design cues from the Panasonic's stylish GM camera bodies, bringing fresh lines for a look that will appeal to photo purists. How does the new design influence the GF user experience? Read our preview to find out.

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Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-GF7 with tilting LCD

DPReview News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 22:00

Panasonic has taken the wraps off the Lumix DMC-GF7, a retro-styled 16MP mirrorless camera with a 180-degree upward-tilting screen ready for - you guessed it - selfies. Internally, it shares much of the GM1/GM5's components including built-in Wi-Fi with NFC and a sensor it also shares with the Lumix GX7 offering 1080/60p HD video. Read more

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UPDATED: Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai

DPReview News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 18:17

UPDATED: Our initial samples gallery from the Sony a7 II saw the camera tested in a variety of real-world conditions, and now we've followed it up with even more samples from the mirrorless full-frame camera. Better yet, we tested it out in what is arguably one of the most photogenic places on Earth. And while it's nothing compared to actually taking a Hawaiian vacation, browsing through these samples is at least a small reprieve from the winter blues. See gallery

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Manfrotto launches Off Road camera gear

DPReview News - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 14:37

Manfrotto has introduced a new lineup of backpacks in its Off Road collection designed for outdoor photographers. The backpacks allow for both personal items and camera gear to be toted around, including the new walking sticks and tripods the company has also launched. Read more

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Scenic Photography

The Online Photographer - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 08:07
Sorry there got to be so many redundant comments yesterday. I wasn't being particularly slow at my moderation duties—it's just that the comments came pouring in thick and fast after I wrote the post, and before I could get back... Michael Johnston
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Open Mike: It Was Inevitable

The Online Photographer - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 08:56
Doing the test of the UHS-II card the other day I accidentally (or thoughtlessly) erased a card that was half full of new images from new shooting. Pictures I really wanted. And can't take again. Augh. In my early days... Michael Johnston
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The Wild Southwest: Jory Vander Galien's landscapes

DPReview News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 05:00

Like many fine-art-nature photographers, Jory Vander Galien says that his passion for landscapes was ignited at a young age through National Geographic and Ansel Adams. How, he often finds himself at a location before dawn, ready to fight lightning and dust storms in order to capture the vast and volatile Southwest landscape. See his work and find out more in our Q&A. See gallery

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Are UHS-II Cards Worth It?

The Online Photographer - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 15:14
A while back I noted that the Fuji X-T1 is one of the few cameras that can use a high-speed UHS-II card. That article is here if you want to review it. After it appeared, Ctein wrote to say: I'm... Michael Johnston
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Apple overtakes Nikon for 2nd spot in most-owned camera rankings of Flickr users

DPReview News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 14:41

Photo sharing website Flickr has published tables of its members' most used cameras and brands, in which Apple has overtaken Nikon for the first time. Canon remains the most popular brand used, according to Flickr's calculations, but in 2014 Apple knocked Nikon into third place, with Samsung moving ahead of Sony to take fourth. Read more

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Canon US advises PowerShot owners of potential battery problem

DPReview News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:34

Canon has released an advisory note informing select PowerShot owners that their cameras might be affected by an issue with poor contact between the battery and battery terminal. Affected cameras include some PowerShot SX280 HS and S120 units among others, and owners are directed to check their serial numbers to see if their camera is included in the advisory. Read more

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Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III real-world sample gallery

DPReview News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 05:00

The Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III is a superzoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. It offers a 28-300mm equivalent range and uses a stepper motor for silent autofocus (including during video recording). Because it does not include any form of image stabilization, we used it on an Olympus camera, specifically the OM-D E-M1, which has 5-axis sensor-based IS. See gallery

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Olympus Stylus 1 firmware update adds wide angle converter compatibility and interval shooting

DPReview News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 14:18

Olympus has released v2.0 firmware for its OM-D styled premium compact camera, the Stylus 1, which will enable users to fit a wide angle converter to the lens. The update also introduces useful features like focus peaking, 35mm equiv. step zoom, interval shooting and time lapse modes. Read more

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Budget X: Hands-on with Fujifilm's new X-A2

DPReview News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 07:52

Fujifilm has announced the X-A2, a new version of its X-A1 budget X-series mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, which incorporates mostly minor changes compared to its predecessor. Like the X-A1, the X-A2 uses a conventional Bayer-pattern CMOS sensor and offers virtually identical ergonomics but now comes with an LCD screen which tilts upwards to 175-degrees for selfies. Other improvements include the addition of Fujifilm's new 'Classic Chrome' film simulation mode. Click through for some images

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Nikon USA addresses disappearance of D750 from retailers

DPReview News - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 07:25

Nikon USA has released a statement regarding the sudden disappearance of its D750 DSLR from US retailers. Just last week the company offered to repair D750's that have flare issues caused by the position of their AF sensors. The statement reads 'Nikon is working with retailers to replenish stock with cameras to which measures to address this issue have been applied. In late January, Nikon will announce details to service cameras from users, free of charge'.

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Fujifilm announces X-A2 with selfie-friendly LCD

DPReview News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 21:00

Fujifilm has announced the X-A2, a mostly minor update to the X-A1. The X-A2 offers a 175-degree tilting LCD that flips upward for easier self-portrait capture. Like its predecessor the X-A2 provides a 16MP APS-C CMOS Bayer-pattern sensor, unlike its unconventional X-Trans siblings. Read more

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Fujifilm unveils Fujinon XC16-50mm II and XC50-230mm II kit lenses for X-A2

DPReview News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 21:00

Fujifilm has announced two zoom lenses which will be bundled with the new X-A2. The Fujinon XC16-50mm II F3.5-5.6 offers a 24-76mm equivalent range and has a closer minimum focusing distance than its predecessor. The XC50-230mm II F4.5-6.7 OIS provides a 76-350mm equivalent range on APS-C and improved image stabilization. Read more.

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Fujifilm releases XQ2 premium compact

DPReview News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 21:00

Fujifilm has announced the XQ2 premium compact camera which is the same as the XQ1, save for the addition of the Classic Chrome film simulation mode. As with its predecessor, the XQ2 features a 12 megapixel 2/3" X-Trans CMOS sensor, 25-100mm equiv. F1.8-4.9 lens, 1080/60p video, and built-in Wi-Fi. The XQ2 also has a customizable control ring around the lens for quickly adjusting your favorite settings. Read more.

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