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Camera FV-5 update brings DNG Raw capture to Android

DPReview News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 11:11

The latest update for Camera FV-5, a third-party camera app, makes Android the second mobile OS to allow capture of Raw image files. The app has been rewritten to take advantage of the improved camera support under the latest Android version, 5.0 Lollipop, now offering an option to save a DNG file with your JPEG image. Read more

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The Online Photographer - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 11:03
...I just added a longish section with lots of links about male nudes as a reply to a Featured Comment on the Celebrity Portraits —> Soft Porn —> Love post, in response to a challenge (I think it was a... Michael Johnston
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Sony A7 and A7R Deals

The Online Photographer - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 08:13
Amazon is offering $400 off the Sony a7 (now the same price as Micro 4/3 and APS-C premium mirrorless cameras) and $200 off the Sony a7R (shown) today. Just thought you'd want yet one more seasonal temptation to torture yourself... Michael Johnston
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One Good-Lookin' Camera

The Online Photographer - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 22:39
There are two kinds of people in the world—those who like the way cameras look, and those who like to pretend it doesn't matter because they're just tools. (The cameras are tools, I mean, not the photographers who...oh, never mind.... Michael Johnston
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Adobe releases Camera Raw 8.7.1 with Sony a7 II support

DPReview News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 14:40

Adobe Camera Raw and DNG Converter 8.7.1 final releases are now available, adding support for the Sony Alpha 7 II and a handful of lens profiles. A bug related to chromatic aberration with the Samsung NX1 has also been addressed in this update. Read more

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Take two: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review

DPReview News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 12:42

Canon's EOS 7D Mark II was a long time coming. It arrived in time for Photokina 2014, combining a pro-grade AF module with a 20MP APS-C CMOS sensor using Dual-Pixel AF. The 7D II also provides 10 fps continuous shooting, a 150,000 RGB +IR pixel metering sensor and 1080/60p video recording. Our full review takes an in-depth look at its performance. Read review

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Peter Lik’s 'Phantom' photograph breaks world record with $6.5 million sale

DPReview News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 11:43

The world's most expensive photograph has sold for $6.5 million to a private collector. The photograph 'Phantom' was taken by fine art photographer Peter Lik, and was joined by sales of his "Eternal Moods" for $1.1 million and "Illusion" for $2.4 million for a total of $10 million. Read more

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ShareGrid offers peer-to-peer gear rental

DPReview News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 11:35

Renting gear from professional camera rental services has served as a vital resource for many photographers borrowing expensive or niche equipment for a shoot. Now, a new challenger has arrived, and the Los Angeles startup aims to create a peer-to-peer alternative to online rental services – enter, ShareGrid. Read more

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Caponigro Father-Son Print Offer

The Online Photographer - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 09:59
John Paul Caponigro, Norcia, Italy, 2013 (left) Paul Caponigro, Nahant, MA, 1965 (right) Place your order here I'm pleased to announce TOP's last print sale of 2014. For the second time ever, father and son Paul Caponigro and John Paul... Michael Johnston
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Come Back Later!

The Online Photographer - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 07:49
First, obligatory Butters snap: GX7. Reader Larry "Oldbro" Jasper provided the racquetballs as a gift for the doggies. They are indeed indestructible—Butters carries his around (when I let him) and graws determinedly on it in a concerted attempt to show... Michael Johnston
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ACDSee Ultimate 8 introduces layer-based editing

DPReview News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 05:00

ACD Systems has announced ACDSee Ultimate 8, bringing for the first time layer-based editing to its Digital Asset Management and image manipulation software. It offers the same image adjustment capabilities provided by ACDSee Pro 8 with the added ability to create and manipulate layers, as well as support for 32-bit and 64-bit transparency. Read more

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Lytro software update introduces Focus Spread feature

DPReview News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 15:21

Lytro's processing software just received a significant update. Lytro Desktop 4.1 provides some additional features for users of the Illum light field camera, including Focus Spread, which allows photographers to pick beginning and ending points for depth of focus. Learn more

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Alien Skin offers Exposure 7 with Raw support

DPReview News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:42

Alien Skin software has announced Exposure 7, a new version of its flagship film emulation software. This iteration introduces non-destructive Raw editing, supporting files from a number of Canon and Nikon cameras as well as a handful of mirrorless models from Fujifilm, Olympus and Sony. Read more

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Sony World Photography Awards judges revealed as deadline for entries nears

DPReview News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:18

The World Photography Organization has announced its judges for the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. Photo editors from major publications around the world make up the judging committee. The competition is open to youth, amateurs and pros alike and is accepting entries until early January. The organization has also released a selection of standout submissions. Read more

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Relio is a powerful LED light in your pocket

DPReview News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:54

It seems ultra-portable LED-based external light sources are the flavor of the season. Last month brought the Lume Cube, and today there is Relio. Relio is a 35mm small aluminum cube that uses a USB connection as power source for its LED light. It can be mounted on tripods and other camera supports using a 1/4-inch standard thread. Read more

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Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue

DPReview News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:10

Update: Leica has issued an official statement addressing the reports of sensor corrosion. A growing number of Leica users are reporting white spots appearing on images taken with M9, M9-P, M Monochrom and M-E cameras. The common element in all of these models is their 18MP full frame Kodak CCD sensor which is protected by a piece of Schott S8612 glass. Read more

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Celebrity Portraits —> Soft Porn —> Love (NSFW)

The Online Photographer - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:03
If you're interested in editorial portraiture in general and celebrity portraits in particular, you probably already know about the teNeues magnum opus of the work of he's-everywhere man-o'-the-moment Martin Schoeller, who I don't know and about whom I know nothing.... Michael Johnston
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He's Baaa-aaack

The Online Photographer - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 07:52
Our favorite blustery hidebound conservative critic is at it again. Mr. Jones needs to take an introductory college-level course in logic...or his readers do. The argument he's constructed is called a "straw man argument": A straw man is a common... Michael Johnston
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Keck Contest Prints Start to Arrive

The Online Photographer - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 06:57
Happy to say that the Keck Contest prints are beginning to show up. Here's the deal on timing: I'd really like you to get yours in the mail by the 20th at the latest, but the bottom line is that... Michael Johnston
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Adorama launches exclusive Aries Blackbird X10 quadcopter

DPReview News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 16:53

Adorama has announced the Aries Blackbird X10 quadcopter. The Blackbird X10 features an integrated 16MP camera with 1/2.3-inch type sensor able to record up to 1080p video at 30fps. Feature-wise the drone is decidedly mid-tier, falling between the lower-end Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 and the higher-end DJI Inspire 1 drones, for example, while retaining a moderate $799 price. Read more

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