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Fujifilm XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM real-world samples gallery posted

DPReview News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:29

Fujifilm's XF 16-55mm F2.8 is a weather-sealed zoom covering a 24-83mm equivalent range. With a fast F2.8 constant aperture, manual aperture control and a new Nano-GI coating to reduce flare, it's a high-end lens to be sure. Take a look at how it performs in the real world. See gallery

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Color Pictures vs. Pictures in Color vs. Pictures of Colors

The Online Photographer - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 08:54
People think I hate color, which is not true. (What's true is that I love B&W.) However, it does depend what kind of color we are talking about. There are some distinctions I think need to be made that often... Michael Johnston
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Russian gay rights story wins World Press Photo contest for Danish photographer

DPReview News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 17:30

A photograph that highlights the difficulties facing sexual minorities in Russia has won the World Press Photo contest's top prize. 'Jon and Alex', from a project called 'Homophobia in Russia', shows an 'intimate moment' between a gay couple from St. Petersburg and won Danish photographer Mads Nissen the Contempory Issues category of the competition, as well as the first prize for a single image, netting him 11,500 Euro and Canon DSLR equipment. See winners

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Ten Hasselblad cameras up for grabs in 2016 Masters competition

DPReview News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 14:14

Swedish medium format camera manufacturer Hasselblad has launched its 2016 Hasselblad Masters competition, and will be giving away a total of ten cameras as prizes to winners. Open to 'active professionals' using film or digital cameras that have at least 16MP, the competition features 10 categories including a new street/urban section that seems angled at more positive images of city life. A category called Project//21 is open to all photographers under the age of 21. Learn more

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Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D

DPReview News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 06:00

In the new EOS Digital Rebel T6s and T6i (EOS 760D and EOS 750D in Europe) Canon has produced beginner and enthusiast versions of what is essentially the same camera. Is this really necessary, why has the company done it and who will notice the difference? Damien Demolder gives his opinion. Read more

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On point: Steve Vaccariello's dance photography

DPReview News - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 14:46

'I do not touch my dance work with Photoshop. Never!' says portrait photographer Steve Vaccariello - a bold statement in the digital age. But he's no luddite. His extended portfolio of commercial, celebrity and beauty work has certainly seen its share of image enhancement. When working with dancers, Vaccariello likes to use reductionist lighting designed to stay out of the way of the movements of the performers. See his work and find out more about him. See gallery

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Can Has Books

The Online Photographer - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 11:19
My currently most desired book: Eyes Wide Open: 100 Years of Leica Photography I am probably not going to indulge in this, alas. (I already have this, not to mention this, and you can't have everything.) Anybody have it? I'd... Michael Johnston
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Open Mike: The #1 Way to Improve Your Photography

The Online Photographer - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 10:29
A funny thing about last Sunday's coffee post: although it drew comments from lots of committed and dedicated coffee enthusiasts who are deeply into their morning brew, actually it wasn't meant to be that type of post. Actually it was... Michael Johnston
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More things we found cut in half (CP+ 2015 edition)

DPReview News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 21:09

Every year the CP+ show in Yokohama Japan is a hive of activity and innovation, as hoards of Japanese and western camera enthusiasts flood the Pacifico Yokohama conference center to get their hands on the latest camera gear. But that's not the only fun to be had - alongside the ranks of shiny new cameras and lenses, displays and presentation stages can be found a lot of things which have been cut in half. Seriously - loads. Click through to see for yourself

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CP+ 2015: Sony shows off new technology

DPReview News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 19:04

We swung by the Sony booth at CP+ 2015 in Yokohama, Japan, where they had displays of the latest technologies in their cameras and lenses, as well as an elaborate diorama of a bird in flight over a fabricated landscape, amongst other things. We even sat down with a couple of engineers at Sony to talk about the Alpha 7 lineup. Check out some of the interesting things we learned during our time here with Sony

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CP+ 2015: Tokina reveals new 24-70mm F2.8 and 11-20mm F2.8 zooms

DPReview News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 18:44

Tokina might not have the same presence at CP+ as Sigma and Tamron but its small booth is pretty busy, thanks to a brand new 24-70mm F2.8 for Nikon full-frame, and an 11-20mm F2.8 wideangle for APS-C. Just from first impressions, they seem impressively well-built, as we'd expect from Tokina. Click through for some images

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CP+ 2015: Ricoh gets serious with new Pentax full-frame zooms

DPReview News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 18:12

We're at CP+ in Yokohama Japan, where Ricoh is showing off two new Pentax lenses designed for full-frame imaging. Although the company's upcoming full-frame DSLR is still in the mockup stage, the D FA* 70-200mm F2.8ED DC AW and D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW are very real indeed. We snuck into the show early this morning before the crowds arrived, to take a look. Click through for more details and images. 

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Soon, 40MP without the tripod: A conversation with Setsuya Kataoka from Olympus

DPReview News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 06:00

According to Setsuya Kataoka, future OM-D cameras will create their multi-shot high resolution images in such a short time that photographers will be able to use the feature handheld. Mr Kataoka, General Manager of Olympus’s product and marketing planning division and the man behind the R&D of the OM film cameras and the E system, spoke to DPReview in the Czech Republic during a European event to demonstrate the features of the new OM-D E-M5 ll. Learn more

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CP+ 2015: Olympus shares new OM-D E-M5 II, 'Air' and upcoming lenses

DPReview News - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 00:55

We're at the CP+ show in Yokohama Japan, where Olympus is showing its new OM-D E-M5 enthusiast mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, and the 'Air' - a modular camera concept aimed at keen DIY enthusiasts and 'hackers'. As well as the two cameras, Olympus is also showing off two upcoming M43 lenses. Click through for more information, and images

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CP+ 2015: Canon shows off new EOS 5DS and 5DS R

DPReview News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 21:45

By far the biggest lines at this year's CP+ show in Yokohama are at the Canon booth, and they're made up almost entirely of people eager to see just two cameras - the new EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R. Canon's highest resolution DSLRs by far, both cameras offer an incredible 50MP pixel count, and almost identical ergonomics to the EOS 5D III. Click through for some hands-on pictures

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CP+ 2015: Fujifilm shows prototype roadmap lenses

DPReview News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 20:07

We're at the CP+ show in Yokohama Japan where Fujifilm is showing off several forthcoming lenses, previously mentioned on the company's 2015 and 2016 roadmap. We spoke to Fujifilm at the show, and got our hands on some prototypes - some working, some not - to get a sense of how they feel and operate. Click through for some images

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CP+ 2015: Hands-on with Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD

DPReview News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 16:13

We were intrigued by Tamron's stabilized SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD when we first saw it in prototype form at Photokina in September last year. In tbe meantime, Tamron has confirmed pricing and availability for this fast ultra-wideangle zoom and is showing off the new lens at Japan's CP+ show in Yokohama. We're there, and headed straight to Tamron's booth on Saturday to get our hands on the new zoom. Click through for some images

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The Droid you're looking for? Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 review posted

DPReview News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:30

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is the second iteration of that manufacturer's ultra-connected camera running full Android OS. It's a 16MP camera with a 23-483mm equivalent lens that also happens to run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, though it lacks the 3G/4G connectivity of its predecessor and offers only Wi-Fi. Is this hybrid the best of both worlds, or does it come up short in the imaging department? Read review

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Lynsey Addario's New Book

The Online Photographer - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:22
[Please note that TOP is offline Saturdays. We'll return Sunday afternoon. —Ed.] - Remember Lynsey Addario? She's appeared twice here on TOP, once when she won the MacArthur "Genius" Grant in 2009, and once when Audi chose to profile her... Michael Johnston
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World Famous Photographer

The Online Photographer - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 08:07
Remember this? After the amazing 200 meter final in London in 2012, Jamaican phenom Usain Bolt, playing around in a relaxed fashion as he often does, grabbed a trackside photographer's camera and start shooting picture of teammate and second-place finisher... Michael Johnston
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