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The Online Photographer - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 08:03
[Off topic—if this isn't what you want to read about here, please skip this, and give me a couple of hours to write something new. Blogs are like the weather in Vermont...always changing. If you don't like what you find,... Michael Johnston
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Eye for an 'i': Canon EOS Rebel T6i review posted

DPReview News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 07:38

The Canon EOS Rebel T6i (750D) bears a passing resemblance to its Rebel T6s (760D) sibling, but it's a different enough camera to warrant a separate review. Although it shares the same 24.2MP APS-C sensor and 19-point all cross-type AF module as its more expensive sibling, its Hybrid CMOS AF III implementation lacks continuous AF in live view. It also doesn't offer the higher-end controls of the T6s. Does the Rebel T6i hit all the right notes for a beginning photographer? Read more

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Edelkrone launches collapsible PocketSkater 2 for DSLR videographers

DPReview News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 16:08

Video accessories manufacturer Edelkrone has launched a new dolly for DSLRs that's designed to fold up and fit in your pocket. The PocketSkater 2 features three wheels and a tilting Flextilt head so photographers can shoot moving footage with the camera angled upwards or down. Read more

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More Signs of the Apocalypse

The Online Photographer - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 13:52
You know the signs—violet sky, birds flying backwards, bones in a little low dry garret rattled by the rat's foot only, and a guy with a muskrat pelt on his head running for President. The usual. But then certain things... Michael Johnston
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Cascable iOS app offers remote control of WiFi-enabled cameras

DPReview News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:20

Cascable is a new iOS app that aims to create a better experience for photographers using Wi-Fi connected cameras. Currently supporting Canon EOS cameras, Cascable provides access to exposure settings and allows for shutter release control from the Apple Watch. Read more

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Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible?

DPReview News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 10:15

The Sony a7R II is the company's newest addition to the popular full-frame mirrorless line, and caused quite a stir with its introduction earlier this month. In this opinion piece technical editor Rishi Sanyal explains exactly why he thinks this camera is potentially groundbreaking in many ways. Read more

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Open Mike: Father's Day

The Online Photographer - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 09:56
I hope all you fathers out there had a nice Day (capital "D") yesterday. I had a full day. My son Xander's sport is rock climbing, which he's been doing for about a year after discovering that it's good for... Michael Johnston
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Interview: Kimio Maki of Sony - 'the customer’s voice is the most important data for me'

DPReview News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 04:00

Sony shook up the camera industry recently with the launch of three new cameras - the Alpha a7R II, Cyber-shot RX100 IV and RX10 II. At the launch event we sat down with Kimio Maki, Sr. General Manager of Sony's Digital Imaging Business Group to speak about the process of designing the a7R II, and what he has learned from customers invested in the a7-series. Click through to read our interview

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Readers' Showcase: Oscar Cwajbaum

DPReview News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 04:00

Oscar Cwajbaum and his wife have been attending comic conventions together for 18 years. When they were given a point-and-shoot as a wedding gift, Oscar was eager to capture the elaborately costumed convention attendees. Now he shoots portraits of cosplayers both at conventions and on location, capturing the attention to detail and playful spirit at the heart of cosplay. Take a look at his photos and read more about his technique in our Q&A. See gallery

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Ctein Camera Watch and Other Tales

The Online Photographer - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 08:52
As you know, our old friends Ctein and John Camp a.k.a. John Sandford have written a book. Scheduled for release in early October, you can pre-order Saturn Run and read the first two chapters here. For the book, John was... Michael Johnston
Categories: Photography

Behind the Shot: Watery Grave

DPReview News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 04:00

In this article, nature and wildlife photographer Erez Marom shares the story of his shot 'Watery Grave', captured on the Snæfellsnes peninsula in western Iceland. As Erez admits, his original Raw capture left a lot to be desired, but post-processing yielded a result that he's proud of - quite rightfully, in our opinion. Take a look at his final image and find out how it was captured and processed. Learn more

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Quote o' the Day: Mike

The Online Photographer - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 16:54
"Making a picture that's technically what you want is where photography begins, not where it ends." —Mike J. (People seem to like this quote from the other day, but I think I prefer this wording.) Original contents copyright 2015 by... Michael Johnston
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UrtheCast releases first full-color HD videos of Earth recorded from ISS

DPReview News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 16:11

UrtheCast has published the first full color HD videos recorded of Earth from space via a new camera system mounted on the International Space Station. The videos are short recordings of regions in Barcelona, Boston, and London, and show the cities at a one-meter resolution. Read more

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Opinion: The future of DSLR or: how I learned to stop worrying and love the ILC

DPReview News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 04:00

Despite some sales growth, mirrorless isn't taking over photography. Equally, DSLRs aren't flying off the shelves the way they used to. But if you've found yourself arguing about whether mirrorless is the future, you've probably been addressing the wrong question. DPReview's Richard Butler argues that convergence is coming and that it's not the mirrors that matter. Read more

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Sigma announces 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art for full frame cameras

DPReview News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 22:22

Sigma has announced the 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art, a constant wide-aperture, wide-angle zoom for full frame cameras. Part of the company's high-end 'Art' range, Sigma suggests the lens can play the same role as a 24, 28 and 35mm set of prime lenses. The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 28cm, giving a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4.4. Click through for more details

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Video Overview: Leica Q

DPReview News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:38

We had the chance recently to spend some time shooting with the Leica Q. The Q is a rangefinder-style camera that sports a 28mm F1.7 fixed lens and a 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor. We were quite enamored with the Q, both in a practical sense, as well as aesthetically. As such, we decided to share some of our first impressions, while also taking a closer look at what makes the Q so appealing. See video

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Are you in Seattle? Come and ask us questions this Saturday!

DPReview News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 13:47

If you're in the Seattle area, don't miss an opportunity to sit down on Saturday with DPReview editors Barney and Rishi. We'll be participating in a panel discussion at Glazer's Camera in Seattle at 4pm (PT) entitled 'What Happens Next?' Hosted by photographer and tutor John Greengo, we'll be taking questions on video and stills convergence, and the decreasing performance gap between DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. Even if you can't make it in person, you can still submit questions. Click through for more information

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The Canon 5DS (Anarchic Thoughts)

The Online Photographer - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 09:19
I don't know about you (well, until you tell me, and now you can), but to me the new Canon 5DS is like the Mercedes S-Class (one of which I actually got to drive in, thanks to Juan Buhler. You... Michael Johnston
Categories: Photography

Seen Dilbert Today?

The Online Photographer - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 06:57
Funny. Yesterday's is the lead-in. Sorry, I dasn't reproduce 'em here, I could get in trubba. Mike (Thanks to Benjamin Marks) Original contents copyright 2015 by Michael C. Johnston and/or the bylined author. All Rights Reserved. Links in this post... Michael Johnston
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Analysis: DxO ONE - the World's 'First Truly Connected Camera'

DPReview News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 05:00

DxO's new camera, the ONE, offers an appealing combination of features and some highly impressive technology. Designed to be used in combination with Apple smartphones, the ONE is built around a capable 1"-type sensor and bright 32mm equivalent lens. DPReview's technical editor has been digging into the specifications, and talking to DxO's resident scientists to find out what makes the ONE tick. Click through for his analysis

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