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Retro, refined: Fujifilm X100T reviewed

Wed, 2015-03-25 07:05

The Fujifilm X100T offers seemingly small improvements on its predecessors, the cult classic X100 and X100S. Its 16MP X-Trans CMOS II sensor and fixed 35mm equiv. f/2 lens are now accompanied by an all electronic shutter mode with increased 1/32000sec maximum speed, redesigned hybrid viewfinder and an upgraded 1.04m dot rear LCD. Find out how much of an impact these incremental updates make. Read review

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Phase One's Capture One Pro 8.2 software now available

Tue, 2015-03-24 20:29

Phase One has released its new Capture One Pro 8.2 software, and with the update comes a new Color Balance Tool making it easier to produce color graded images, as well as additional ways to find images and support for higher resolution displays, including 4K. In addition, support for a few new cameras and nearly a dozen lenses is in place. The update is available now for existing Capture One Pro users and new customers. Read more

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Field test: Shooting Roller Derby with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Tue, 2015-03-24 12:00

James McDaniel is a self-taught photographer with a special interest in roller derby. He's also a Micro Four Thirds shooter, so when we were looking for someone to test out the E-M5 II in the real world with us, we immediately thought of James. Watch our latest video field test to see how how the camera performed on game day, and don't miss an opportunity to see Barney on roller skates. See video

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 added to studio test scene comparison

Mon, 2015-03-23 23:12

It's not often that a smartphone being added to our studio test scene warrants a mention on our homepage, but it's not everyday we see the likes of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1. It's a photo-centric mobile device with a 1-inch 20MP sensor and an F2.8 28mm equiv. lens, capable of 4K video and Raw image output. See how it performs in our studio scene. Read more

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[UPDATED] Can we get much wider? Canon EF 11-24mm F4 L USM samples gallery posted

Mon, 2015-03-23 22:46

[UPDATED] We were curious to see how the new Canon 11-24 F4 performed on a high resolution sensor, so we've updated our gallery with some landscapes and aperture progressions taken on a 36MP Sony a7R with a Metabones adapter. Though performance at extremes of the frame may not be representative of that on a native body, the 11-24 doesn't disappoint. Have a look at the new shots in our gallery

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CP+ 2015: Olympus interview: 'since 1936 our policy has been to make our cameras compact'

Mon, 2015-03-23 17:11

When we attended CP+ last month in Yokohama, Japan we sat down with senior executives from several major camera and lens manufacturers. Among them was Haruo Ogawa, President of the Imaging Business Group and Executive Managing Officer at Olympus Corporation. Among other things we spoke to Mr Ogawa about the current and future direction of Micro Four Thirds and the challenges of introducing 4K video. Click through to read our interview


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A light touch: Dean Bradshaw's commercial and personal portraiture

Sun, 2015-03-22 12:00

'Conceptual' and 'commercial' photography are styles that relatively few are able to achieve success in, especially at the same time. But Dean Bradshaw’s intellectual and humorous approach to advertorial work sets his portfolio far above that of the typical commercial photographer. Take a look at a selection of his imagery and find out a few insights behind his success in our Q+A. See gallery

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Readers' Showcase: Rutger Bus

Sat, 2015-03-21 12:00

It was curiosity that got DPR reader Rutger Bus into photography. Of his dad's darkroom in his childhood home he says, ' I always wondered what was going on in that little dark room with the red light above the door.' That spark of curiosity comes across in his colorful landscapes, which first caught our eye in our Landscape Readers' Showcase. Check out more of his images and read our Q&A. See gallery

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Danny MacAskill leaps from Skye to eclipse other action shots

Fri, 2015-03-20 22:01

The weather spoiled today's solar eclipse for many would-be watchers in the UK but it was visible in some parts of the country. Dutch photographer Rutger Pauw teamed up with trials biking genius Danny MacAskill to get a rather different shot. Using a long telephoto lens and shooting from over 300m away, Pauw had to communicate with MacAskill by radio to time the shot precisely, a process complicated by only having enough battery power to fire their super-powerful strobe once. Read more

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Adobe Camera Raw 8.8 and DNG Converter 8.8 now available

Fri, 2015-03-20 21:23

Adobe has released the final version of Camera Raw 8.8 for Photoshop CC/CS6. Support for several additional Canon, Panasonic, and Fujifilm cameras have been added, as well as the Hasselblad Stellar II, Nikon D5500, and Olympus OM-D E-M5 II, among others. Read more

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B-grip launches Uno holster for compact system cameras

Fri, 2015-03-20 14:45

Italian accessory maker CPtech has launched a new holster in its B-Grip range that is designed for smaller cameras. The company says that its Uno holster will be suitable for compact system users, as well as those who own bridge and compact cameras. Read more

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Video: DPReview panel at CreativeLive's Gear Day 2015

Fri, 2015-03-20 12:00

Recently we joined our friends at CreativeLive for a panel discussion as part of their 2015 Gear Day. Our live discussion centered on the continued rise of mirrorless cameras, 4K video and what it means for stills photographers, the benefits and pitfalls of high pixel sensors, and of course, lots of new and exciting gear. Watch the segment and nerd out with us all over again. See video

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Atomos releases important firmware update for Shogun recorder

Thu, 2015-03-19 19:21

Atomos has released a major firmware update to the Atomos Shogun 4K external video recorder. The Shogun, already popular among filmmakers and professional videographers thanks to its 4K 10-bit ProRes recording capabilities, gains several important features that should appeal to motion picture shooters. The update, dubbed AtomOS6.2, adds important features such as 3D LUTs and Avid DNxHR/DNxHD recording formats. Read more

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Defrozo online photography marketing platform launches on Kickstarter

Wed, 2015-03-18 19:07

A new platform called Defrozo has launched on Kickstarter. Currently in beta, it offers photographers online services needed to market and run a photography business, including an online store through which customers can purchase prints and a website to showcase one's own work. When it fully launches in October, Defrozo will offer free and paid subscription options. Read more

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Rock steady: Olympus OM-D E-M5 II reviewed

Wed, 2015-03-18 18:40

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 II follows-up on the groundbreaking original E-M5 and brings extra control points (a lot of them) a 40MP high-res mode, better video, improved image stabilization and a host of other refinements, large and small. We've been shooting a lot with the E-M5 II over the past few weeks, and that work has culminated in a full review, with our usual combination of studio and real-world tests. Click through to see what we think

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Novo to produce filter range using sapphire crystal and Gorilla Glass

Tue, 2015-03-17 21:24

A new filter manufacturer called Novo is promising a range of filters that will be made from super-durable sapphire crystal and Gorilla Glass, which should have enhanced scratch resistance. The company also claims its filters will have extremely thin brass frames, and will feature 'superior coatings'. Read more

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Nikon releases ViewNX-i image browsing software

Tue, 2015-03-17 18:35

As promised earlier this month, Nikon has made its ViewNX-i software available for download today today. Building on the camera maker's previous View NX 2 software, the new application works in conjunction with Nikon's NX-D photofinishing software for editing photographs, and bundles Nikon's ViewNX-Movie Editor for editing videos. Read more

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Aloha! We go shooting with Samsung's new NX500 [UPDATED]

Tue, 2015-03-17 07:22

UPDATED: We just added several images to this gallery, converted from raw. The Samsung NX500 is essentially a scaled down version of Samsung's flagship NX1. It uses the same 28MP BSI-CMOS sensor, advanced hybrid AF system, and a version of the same DRIMe V processor. The main differences are the form factor (resembling a rangefinder rather than an SLR), burst mode (9 vs 15 fps), and viewfinder (none vs electronic). We've been using a production NX500 for a couple of days, and we've put together a gallery of real-world samples. Click through for the updated gallery

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First images from upcoming Samsung S 300mm f/2.8 ED OIS

Mon, 2015-03-16 22:48

It hasn't even entered production yet, but Samsung's S 300mm f/2.8 ED OIS telephoto lens is certainly shaping up to be a very nice addition to the NX line. We were fortunate enough to be allowed access to a pre-production engineering sample of this new lens for a few hours. As a result we've put together a small gallery of images which should give some idea about the lens's likely performance once it becomes available. See gallery

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Lytro opens an interactive studio in Tokyo

Mon, 2015-03-16 22:24

Lytro has announced the launch of Lytro Studio in Tokyo. The studio is open to the public so that anyone can visit to learn about light field imaging and the technology behind it. This includes training on how to use Lytro's platform and software, as well as demonstrations of how its cameras and related technology work. Read more

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