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Gitzo introduces three new Center Ball Heads

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 3:54pm

Gitzo has introduced new Center Ball Heads, a lineup composed of three different-sized models aimed at professionals and advanced amateur photographers. Each offers a tungsten disulfide coating for smooth movements. Read more

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Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 2:56pm

Samsung has today announced two new smartphones in its mobile device line-up. With their large 5.7-inch screens the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+ both qualify as phablets and share most components, including camera hardware borrowed from the Galaxy S6. Read more

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Elinchrom, Phottix and Sekonic form wireless common standard partnership

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 8:01pm

Lighting manufacturers Elinchrom and Phottix are collaborating with the light meter brand Sekonic to establish a common standard for communication between wireless lighting devices. Read more

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Nikon updates Coolpix P900 and S6700 firmware

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 2:35pm

Nikon has released firmware updates for a pair of its Coolpix compact cameras. Firmware v1.2 for the Coolpix P900 superzoom resolves issues that can occur when using a wireless remote, while the v1.1 update for the S6700 fixes a rare problem where the camera locks up when powered on. Read more

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Corel releases ParticleShop brush plugin for Photoshop

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 2:08pm

Corel has released a new brush plugin for PhotoShop called ParticleShop. It uses Corel's Painter Particle brush technology to create photo-realistic effects like smoke, dust, fabric, fire, hair, lighting and fur. These effects are added to photos using brush strokes. Read more

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Join us October 6 & 7 for PIX 2015

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 12:00pm

Join us in Seattle and online for PIX 2015, a live-streamed expo, conference and interactive photo playground! On October 6th and 7th we'll be hosting two days of talks, hands-on photo activities, demos and inspiration for your photography at the Seattle Center, home of the Space Needle. Read more

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So what do we think? Our video review of the Sony RX100 IV

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 8:00am

We've condensed everything you need to know about the Sony RX100 IV into less than the length of a pop record. Having shot, tested and lived with the little Sony for more than a month, we've summed up the findings of our review in video form. Is it worth the extra cash over the Mark III? Come join us in sunny Seattle as we look at the pros and cons of Sony's capable but pricey super-compact. Read more

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Show off: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II slow-motion and 4K video samples

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 4:16pm

The Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II offers some impressive video capture capabilities including the option to record in 4K. And like the RX100 IV, the RX10 II can capture slow motion video at 240, 480 or 960fps, the latter of which gives the equivalent of 40x super slow motion. Read more

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Samyang introduces new Xeen pro video lens series with interchangeable mounts

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 2:12pm

Korean lens brand Samyang has announced a new series of video lenses under the Xeen name. They feature wide apertures and resolution that the company says is aimed at users who shoot 4K and above footage. There will be 24mm, 50mm and 85mm focal lengths initially, and three more to follow next year. Read more

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Olympus 'Pro' wideangle lens Field Test: Rock n' Roll and Skateboards

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 8:00am

In our latest Field Test we put Olympus's new M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye Pro and M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 Pro in the hands of DPReview writer Dan Bracaglia. Dan put them to the test in some of his natural environments: a rock concert, skate park, and a beach landscape at sunset. See video

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Picture this: Our revamped galleries system is now live

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 7:30pm

Love our galleries of real-world sample images but hate our galleries interface? You're not alone. We've been working on an improved system for uploading and displaying camera and lens samples for some time, and it's finally ready for you to try out. Our new gallery viewer fixes several of the most frustrating problems with the old one, and introduces many new features including a loupe and one-click 100% view. Click through for a quick walk-through

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Panasonic issues lens firmware updates to enable Dual I.S. with Lumix DMC-GX8

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 5:44pm

With the introduction of the Lumix DMC-GX8 and its new Dual IS mode, Panasonic promised firmware updates for most of its lenses to make them compatible. Included in this round are the Lumix G Vario 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II, Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2, and Macro 30mm F2.8 among others. Read more

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Rough and ready: Olympus Tough TG-4 review

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 8:00am

While most of the rugged cameras we covered in last year's roundup have received minor upgrades, the Olympus Tough TG-4 brings something big to the table: Raw support. Does adding Raw put the TG-4 at the top of its class? Read more

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The travel photography of HDR guru Trey Ratcliff

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 8:00am

Photographer Trey Ratcliff is known for imagery that couples saturated colors with dramatic flair and cinematic subjects. Shooting HDR for nearly a decade now, his work has been featured on major networks and is even displayed at the Smithsonian Institute. Read our Q&A and take a look at more of his colorful work. Read more

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Opinion - Erez Marom: Whatever it Doesn't Take

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 8:00am

One of the common ways landscape photographers seek to set themselves apart from others is to shoot from hard-to-reach locations. The notion that a 'good' photographer is one that pushes his or her physical boundaries - hikes farther, climbs higher, endures pain - all to get a unique shot. In this opinion piece, photographer Erez Marom calls this idea into question. Read more

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Graava action cam automatically edits POV footage

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 6:42pm

A new action camera called Graava is designed to produce ready-to-share, automatically edited videos that include only the most exciting parts of your POV footage. Using data from the camera's sensors and your input via a related mobile app, Graava picks out the most interesting parts of the raw footage and edits them into a polished final video. Read more

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500px launches redesigned iOS app

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 2:09pm

The online image sharing network 500px has redesigned its iOS app in an apparent move to compete with mobile platforms such as Instagram and EyeEm. With its white background, the new design looks simpler and more streamlined than the previous app. Read more

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OM-D and Pen sales help bring Olympus' imaging division back to profitability

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 6:00am

Olympus has released its financial results for the first quarter of the company's fiscal year, giving credit partly to its Imaging Systems Business for a 12.3% increase in net sales year-on-year. Its OM-D and Pen series cameras saw a 25% increase in sales volume, helping to compensate for a sliding compact market. Read more

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North by Northwest: Sony Alpha 7R II real-world samples from Portland

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 5:47pm

The Sony Alpha 7R II is one of the most talked-about cameras of the year so far. And with a 42MP BSI full-frame sensor, 5-axis image stabilization rated to 4.5 stops and 4K UHD video recording it's easy to understand why. Up to now we've only had access to pre-production models, but that all changed this week. Read more

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