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Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:29pm

Nikon's newest full frame camera, the D750, made its debut at Photokina this year. It borrows features from the D810 and combines them with a 24MP sensor, boasting a comprehensive video and still photo feature set. We've had access to a full production unit long enough to put together a gallery of real world sample images. See gallery

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Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 6:09pm

This Thursday and Friday October 11-12th, DPReview is teaming up once again with CreativeLive on a live streaming broadcast. We'll be talking with industry experts and pros about current technological advancements and what they mean to photographers. Additionally, we'll have on hand plenty of new gear announced at Photokina and DPReview editorial staff will discuss the highlights and trends seen at the show. Learn more

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Canon PowerShot G7 X real-world samples gallery posted

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:46am

There's a lot of excitement surrounding Canon's recently announced PowerShot G7 X. This compact camera features a 1" BSI-CMOS sensor and fast 24-100mm F1.8-2.8 lens. We've been using a production G7 X for a few days and ahead of our usual round of studio tests and hands-on assessment, we've created a quick gallery of real-world photos. See gallery

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Drobo launches Mini with 8TB pre-loaded

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 8:00pm

Digital storage company Connected Data has introduced a version of its Drobo Mini that will come kitted with 8TB worth of hard drives. Small enough to be portable and used by photographers and videographers on location, the Drobo Mini 8TB Bundle will be packaged with four Samsung Spinpoint M9T 2TB drives for the four 2.5-inch memory bays of the device. Read more

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Adobe rolls out CC update with new desktop and mobile tools

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 9:00am

Adobe has announced updates to several of its mobile and desktop software applications, just in time to kick off the company's Adobe Max conference. While Photoshop itself only receives a couple of minor updates, such as more 3D printing profiles, there are some interesting new features added to the Adobe ecosystem. Among them is a new Libraries feature, making it possible to save layers and graphic elements for use across apps and platforms. Read more

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'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something.

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:08am

Canon is counting down to something, offering by way of a clue a 1990s-era Apple-style series of veiled half-references to 'excuses, distractions, procrastination, inertia, critics, cynics, realists, pessimists, resistance, conventional wisdom [...] the easy way out, the snooze button, the panic button, and to that little voice in the back of your head that says, “It can't be done.”'. What the company is referring to is entirely unclear, but Canon's obscurometer runs down tomorrow October 7th, 6am Eastern time. Click through for (very little) more

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 real-world samples gallery posted

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 8:57pm

The Panasonic Lumix LX100 topped our reader poll as the most interesting product to come out of Photokina 2014. Indeed, the LX100's combination of a Four Thirds sensor and 24-75mm equivalent F1.7-2.8 lens is big news. We've been testing out this intrepid compact for the past few days; take a look at a gallery of real-world samples and see what it can do. See gallery

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Post-Photokina polls - Tell us what you think

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 7:56pm

We're planning some post-Photokina content and wanted to understand what you're thinking. We've created two polls, both looking for your take on the products and trends of Photokina. Let your voice be heard. Cast your vote

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LensRentals' new Keeper program lets you buy rental gear

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 3:07pm

U.S.-based LensRentals has announced an expansion to its photo equipment rental service that allows photographers to purchase the gear they've borrowed. This gives renters a try-before-you-buy option and lets those who have become enamored with their rental equipment keep it forever. Learn more

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Adobe announces Camera Raw 8.7 and DNG Converter 8.7 release candidates

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 3:05pm

Adobe has announced the availability of Camera Raw 8.7 and DNG Converter 8.7 release candidates. This version adds support for the Nikon D750, Fujifilm X30 and the Sony a5100 among other camera models. A number of lens profiles are also added. Camera Raw and DNG Converter 8.7 release candidates are available for download now from Adobe. Read more

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Camera51 for Android guides your photo composition

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:00pm

Since the launch of iOS 8, manual camera apps for iPhone photographers have been in the news. Now it seems the makers of Camera51, a new camera app for Google's Android OS, are going the opposite way. The new app not only sets exposure and white balance automatically, but also aims to optimize how your shot is framed. Read more

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Netflix is seeking Instagram users to photograph movie locations

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 1:44pm

Netflix is looking to hire a trio of photographers who will travel the country snapping photos and posting them to the entertainment company's Instagram account. The three Instagram users selected for the roles will travel with expenses paid for two weeks, taking pictures of iconic movie and TV locations. Learn more

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Britain's American Air Museum seeks help identifying US personnel who served in UK

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 5:00am

The American Air Museum, which is part of Britain's Imperial War Museum, has launched a new wiki-style website designed to allow members of the public to help identify the service men and women depicted in the site's online galleries. Based on 15,000 prints from The Roger Freeman Collection documenting the lives of the US Army Air Forces personnel who served in England during the Second World War, the site records the thoughts and memories of the local population who worked and lived alongside them. Learn more

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Wilderness photographers caught up in U.S. Forest Service permit proposal

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 6:45pm

A proposed directive from the U.S. Forest Service that aims to protect federal wilderness from commercial exploitation may end up restraining photographers as well. Under the proposed restrictions, any individual or entity poised to reap commercial gain from photographing or filming federal lands in the U.S. will need a permit. Read more

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Opinion: Why buy a Panasonic LX100 when you could buy a GX7?

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:30am

What's so special about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100? It uses the same sensor as the GX7 but is at a distinct disadvantage not being part of an interchangeable lens system. So why would anyone choose the Lumix LX100 with its expensive body over the flexibility of the only-slightly-bigger Lumix DMC-GX7? Has Panasonic shot itself in the foot? Click through to read more

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Canon Digital Photo Professional software update boosts camera support

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:25pm

Canon's Digital Photo Professional software, commonly referred to as DPP, has just received updates to versions 4.0.2 and 3.14.41. Both of these were joined by updates to a roster of the company's other photography-centric software, including the EOS Utility, EOS MOVIE Utility, and Picture Style Editor. Read more

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DynaOptics wants to bring zoom lenses to smartphones

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 3:18pm

Camera modules in smartphones have rapidly improved over the past few years, but on the whole their lack of optical zoom is still a major limitation. Traditional zoom lens designs are generally too bulky for increasingly slim mobile devices, so tech startup DynaOptics is introducing something a bit different. Read more

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Photoshop comes to Chrome OS in limited beta

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:01pm

It appears that Google's Chromebook laptops are finally getting Photoshop, at least in limited beta at first - starting with US-based Adobe education customers. According to a blogpost on the Google Chrome blog, Adobe Photoshop is now available in a limited beta release for Chromebook. U.S.-based Adobe education customers with a paid Creative Cloud account can apply for access to the program, which provides a streaming version of Photoshop to Chromebook users. Learn more

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More manual control on iOS with Manual Cam

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:00pm

With the release of Apple's latest mobile OS version, developers have been scrambling to take advantage of newly unlocked camera controls. In the wake of this development new apps have emerged, including Manual Cam, one of the best implementations of manual control on the iPhone we've seen so far. Read more

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Ricoh updates Pentax 645Z firmware for IMAGE Transmitter 2 software

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:30pm

Ricoh Imaging has released new firmware for its Pentax 645Z medium format camera to make it compatible with the latest version of the company's IMAGE Transmitter software. Firmware version 1.10, which is available to download by users via the Ricoh website, allows Pentax’s second digital medium format camera to be controlled when tethered to a PC via USB cable, so images can be saved directly from the camera into a chosen folder as they are taken. Read more

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