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Tiered Archiving

The Online Photographer - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 08:16
As I've been thinking about this, it feels like the best archiving plan (for me) would be a tiered plan. • At the base tier, keep everything, with an ordinary hard drive backup plus Cloud backup. Storage is cheap, and... Michael Johnston
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Nikon 300mm F4E PF ED VR real world samples gallery posted

DPReview News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 13:57

The Nikon 300mm F4E PF ED VR is an extremely light-weight, compact telephoto lens well-suited for use on both FX and DX Nikon bodies. It is 30% shorter and 1.5 lbs / 0.68kg lighter than its predecessor, thanks to the use of a Phase Fresnel design. We paired it with a variety of FX and DX cameras and put together a selection of real world sample images. See gallery

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Linnaeus Tripe photographs of 1850s Burma and India on show in New York and London

DPReview News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:17

An exhibition of photographs taken by Captain Linnaeus Tripe during a tour of India and Burma is on show in The Metropolitan Museum in New York, and will then move to London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The collection of 60 images made on paper negatives display historic places, buildings, geology and the infrastructure of parts of the two countries, and were in some cases the first photographs ever to be taken of these sites. Read more

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Lost...In Your Own Archives

The Online Photographer - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 06:20
So we ended up, as usual, talking about two different things recently. Michael Perini's Thousand Picture Project post the other day was about segregating your best work from the rest of your archives, and taking special measures to protect and... Michael Johnston
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The Demise of Reciprocity Failure

The Online Photographer - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 05:35
Longtime TOP reader and not-infrequent commenter Stan Banos has closed down his blog Reciprocity Failure—after discovering a catastrophe with his archive. The long and short of it is that Stan invested in a fireproof safe to protect his lifetime's worth... Michael Johnston
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Olympus 7-14mm F2.8 Pro and 8mm F1.8 Fisheye Pro real-world galleries posted

DPReview News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 21:04

Olympus has just announced a pair of wide-angle 'Pro' Micro Four Thirds lenses, and over the past few days we've been able to do a little shooting with them. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 and 8mm F1.8 Fisheye bring some new options to the table for Micro Four Thirds shooters - click through for a link to our sample galleries

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Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses

DPReview News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 21:00

They've been on Olympus's roadmap for a while, but today the company officially announced two new wideangle 'Pro' lenses - the M.ZUIKO Digital ED 7-14mm f2.8 PRO and M.ZUIKO Digital ED 8mm Fisheye PRO. The 8mm fisheye is equivalent to a 16mm, while the 7-14mm covers an equivalent focal length range of 14-28mm. Both lenses are weather-sealed and are clearly intended for use with the company's high-end OM-D cameras. Click through for a closer look

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Olympus expands wide angle offerings with 7-14mm F2.8 and 8mm F1.8 'Pro' lenses

DPReview News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 21:00

Olympus has announced two additions to its Micro Four Thirds 'Pro' lens series, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 and 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO. Both are weather and dust resistant and lighter than their competitors, according to the company, and both are slated to become available in June. Read more

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Olympus offers limited edition Titanium OM-D E-M5 II and firmware update

DPReview News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 21:00

Olympus has announced that it is is producing a new limited edition 'Titanium' OM-D E-M5 II camera. The Titanium E-M5 II will offer all of the same features and specs of the regular version, with its top and bottom plates swapped out for dark metallic versions that match those of the OM-3/Ti from 1994. Worldwide, 7,000 copies of the Titanium model will be made, though how many will be available in the US is yet to be announced. The company is also readying firmware updates for both the E-M1 and E-M5 II, related mostly to underwater shooting. Read more

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Can't Win for Losing

The Online Photographer - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 16:02
...I think that's the expression that applies here. A reader wrote to me privately with a little story. Seems his stepdaughter saw a workprint he was working on—a picture of her husband and child. Rather than ask for a copy... Michael Johnston
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How's This for a Preservation Scheme?

The Online Photographer - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 14:55
Buy three boxes.* When you get a great portfolio-worthy shot, make three prints. Put one in a box at your house. Put the second in a box at your friend's house. Send the third to a relative to put in... Michael Johnston
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Dynamic range test added to Canon EOS 5DS R First Impressions Review

DPReview News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 13:46

Canon's EOS 5DS R tops anything we've seen in its class for resolution, but that's only part of the image quality equation. We put its 50MP sensor to the test in our Raw dynamic range studio and real-world tests. Take a look at the kind of performance you might expect from the 5DS R's (enormous) Raw files. Read more

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Curious About the M Disk

The Online Photographer - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 09:19
I'm curious about the M Disk mentioned by Andrew in the Featured Comments to the previous post...does anyone out there use these? Has anyone researched the best read/write drive to use? Does anyone know of expert discussions about the veracity... Michael Johnston
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Fujifilm X-T1 users to get significant boost in autofocus performance and function

DPReview News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 21:00

New firmware has been announced for the Fujifilm X-T1 mirrorless camera that promises to overhaul autofocusing performance and 'introduces a new AF system' to this X-series flagship body. Firmware version 4.00 will be available in late June, and seems to take significant steps towards solving issues with moving subjects and focusing in low contrast conditions. Read more

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Canon announces EF 50mm F1.8 STM lens

DPReview News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 20:00

Canon has announced its EF 50mm F1.8 STM lens, which uses a stepper motor for quieter and more responsive autofocus compared to its 'Mark II' predecessor. It also features a 7-blade circular aperture and minimum focus distance of 35cm - both improvements over the Mark II. The lens is just 39mm long and weighs 160g, has a metal mount, and supports an optional integrated hood. Read more

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Open Mike: Thousand Picture Project

The Online Photographer - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 08:12
A Guest Post by Michael J. Perini About ten years ago we had a fire. The Fire Marshall said that had my son David not had the presence of mind to shut all interior doors and windows, we would have... Michael Johnston
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Olympus a 'Hobby Business'?

The Online Photographer - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 07:55
"Hobby business" is a term that derives from the U.S. Small Business Administration, which distinguishes between hobbies and businesses for tax requirements (says one site, "If the IRS decides that you are indulging a hobby rather than trying to earn... Michael Johnston
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Readers' Showcase: Sheila Murphy

DPReview News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 04:00

Sheila Murphy took family and vacation photos for most of her life, but didn't consider herself a photographer until her daughter got her interested in black-and-white film photography. She now pursues personal projects and occasional commercial work, and cites a love of the outdoors as the starting point for much of her photography. See more of her images and find out more about her in our Q&A. See gallery

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Getty Images announces Instagram Grant

DPReview News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 14:02

Getty Images has announced a new grant offered in collaboration with Instagram. There are a total of three grants available, each for $10,000 USD, and will be awarded to photographers using Instagram to document underrepresented communities. Recipients will also be given a mentorship opportunity with Getty Images' photographers. Read more

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Field Test: Sigma 19mm, 30mm and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses

DPReview News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:50

Sigma's 19mm F2.8 DN, 30mm F2.8 DN and 60mm F2.8 DN Art lenses were launched at the CP+ show in Yokohama way back in January 2013. We've been using these inexpensive primes on both Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds cameras for a while now, and our man in London, Damien Demolder has written up his impressions. We pooled our sample images for this field test. Read more

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