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Kenko updates Teleplus tele-converters to record EXIF data for Canon EOS bodies

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 4:02pm

Kenko has introduced updated versions of its Teleplus teleconverters for lenses in the Canon EOS EF and EF-S fits with new circuitry that allows EXIF data from the lens in use to be recorded by the body. The Teleplus 2.0x HD DGX and 1.4x HD DGX converters use Hoya glass and offer full autofocusing facilities when matched with lenses with a wide enough maximum aperture. Read more


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Red launches firmware 6.0 with stills-focused features

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 2:57pm

Red has launched firmware version 6.0.23 for its cameras, a significant update over previous version 5.3.42 that brings some useful features for still photography. Included is a Motion + Stills mode that makes it possible to mark frames for still extraction while recording video. Read more

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ZTE launches Axon Pro with 13MP dual cam

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 1:24pm

ZTE has launched its new high-end device, the Axon Pro, which appears to be specifically designed with the US market in mind. In the camera department the new model comes with a dual-camera setup, similar to the one we've seen in the HTC One (M8). However, at 13MP the ZTE's main camera comes with a considerably higher pixel count than the 4MP HTC. Read more

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Killer 4K? Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV first impressions updated with video samples

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 11:03am

Our Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV first impressions continues to grow as we've added a variety of video samples to the preview. The RX100 IV is Sony's latest enthusiast compact, and its 20MP 1"-type stacked CMOS sensor is capable of 4K video and slow-motion clips ranging from 120-960 fps, all with virtually no rolling shutter. We put a number of these modes to the test. Read more

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Panasonic reportedly developing focus-after-capture technology

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 5:16pm

According to a recent report, Panasonic is developing a technology for refocusing an image after it's been shot, and will be commercializing the feature sometime in the next year. The technology achieves something similar to Lytro's light field cameras but instead relies on 4K video capture. Read more

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Pixelmator update brings Dynamic Touch and improved repair tools

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 4:52pm

The Pixelmator app for iPad and iPhone has received another update, ensuring it remains one of the most powerful mobile image editing tools in the App Store. Introduced in version 2.0.2 is Dynamic Touch, which automatically adjusts the brush to the surface area of your finger that's touching the screen. Read more

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Cokin announces Nuances range of ND filters

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 3:20pm

Filter manufacturer Cokin has introduced a new range of neutral density filters that it claims are free of color casts and which block infrared light. The Nuances range comes in sizes to fit the company's Creative Filter System holders, from M (P) to XL (X-Pro), and in six different strengths. Read more

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Newspaper protests strict photo contract by sending a cartoonist to a Foo Fighter's concert

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 2:11pm

In an ongoing trend of protests against strict photo contracts for music photographers, Quebec newspaper le Soleil sent a cartoonist to illustrate a Foo Fighters concert. The publication called the contract one of the harshest it had seen, citing passages that require photographers to surrender copyrights to their images, giving the band the ability to use images in any media without permission or payment. Read more

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Voigtlander 10.5mm F0.95 MFT Nokton impressions and samples

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 8:00am

A part of the ongoing expansion of manual focus lenses for the Micro Four Thirds system, the Voigtländer 10.5mm F0.95 super wide angle is also that company's fourth F0.95 Nokton in its MFT series. DPReview Senior Contributor Damien Demolder took the lens out for a spin. Take a look at some samples and find out his impressions. Read more

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Singaporean photographer makes 360 degree interactive video of tour of North Korea

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 3:10pm

A photographer from Singapore has created a navigable 360° video of a tour he made of North Korea. Aram Pan has set out to make a documentary that 'captures the essence of North Korea through the use of 360° panoramas, photos and videos.' Through collaboration with authorities in North and South Korea, Aram has gained extensive access to the usually closed country and has been able to tour popular sites as well as meet and photograph local people. See video

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Microsoft retires Photosynth apps

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 2:42pm

Microsoft has retired its Photosynth apps for Windows Phone and iOS. The apps allow mobile users to create spherical panoramas. Microsoft is directing users instead to its new web-based Photosynth technical preview, which it calls a more immersive and robust platform. Read more

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV first impressions review posted

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 10:32am

The fourth iteration of Sony's Cyber-shot RX100 series brings a host of high-speed features from super slow-mo movies to 4K video with virtually no rolling shutter. It all stems from the RX100 IV's 20MP stacked CMOS chip and the additional room for high speed circuitry that the design allows. Our full review is well under way; for now take a look at the first instalment. Read more

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Readers' showcase: Dan Hogman

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 8:00am

Dan Hogman has made a career as an architect, while pursuing photography in his free time. In his eyes the two fields are closely related, and finds photography helps him look for new vantage points to capture architecture he likes. Take a look at his photos and find out more him. See gallery

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Photographer captures once-in-a-lifetime Las Vegas sunset

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 8:00am

Photographer Tony Eckersley's balcony overlooking the Las Vegas strip from his downtown apartment is usually good for a dramatic sunset or thunderstorm. But even by those standards, the scene he encountered earlier this week was unusually spectacular. As a thunderstorm passed over the city, he was able to capture the sunset to the west with the storm continuing over the east side. Learn more

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Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 2:09pm

Nikon has issued a service advisory regarding the D750, specifically targeting units made in October and November 2014. An issue with the shutter in these units could result in shading in a portion of images taken with the camera. Nikon will examine and replace the shutter on affected models free of charge to correct the problem. Read more

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Phase One 645DF+ with IQ250 field test

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 8:00am

Not long ago, you made your stand as a 'serious' amateur photographer by using a medium format camera. Compacts and SLRs existed of course, but the graduation from 35mm film to 120 or 220 formats meant that you had really made it. These days, digital medium format cameras occupy a niche in the market, but the allure is still there. Damien Demolder spends a little time with Phase One's 645DF+ and IZ250 back - see how they get along. Read more

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Ricoh addresses 'power off' issue on some Pentax K-3 II cameras

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 9:47pm

Ricoh is addressing an anomaly found on a small group of its Pentax K-3 II digital SLRs in which the camera will not turn off, even when the power lever is in the 'off' position. Ricoh will service any K-3 II within a specific range of serial numbers at no charge, regardless of whether the camera is having the issue. Read more

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Lytro ILLUM and Desktop software get major updates

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 9:09pm

Lytro has introduced major updates for its ILLUM light field camera and desktop software. ILLUM 2.0 provides a re-designed user interface and makes it possible to view and interact with full living pictures in camera. It also speeds up auto focus by using phase detection rather than relying on contrast detection. Read more

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Apple adds Raw support for ten cameras to Mac OS X Yosemite

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 6:31pm

Apple has released version 6.05 of Raw compatibility software for Mac OS X Yosemite. This update adds support for ten cameras including the Fujifilm X-T10, Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246), Nikon 1 J5, and Panasonic DMC-G7 to Apple's Aperture, Photos, and iPhoto software. The download is now available in the Software Update section of the Mac App Store. See the full list of new cameras

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