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New service Mylio offers to synchronize your photographic life

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:00am

Mylio, a subscription-based photo organization and storage program, is making a debut at this year's PhotoPlus Expo in New York. Created by MyLO, a Bellevue, Washington-based company, Mylio offers cross-device access to a user's collection of photos, without them having to change their storage structure. We've taken it for a test drive - find out our impressions and find out about the new service. Read more

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Interview: Anne Geddes on photography and philanthropy

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:06pm

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with one of the most recognizable names in photography - Anne Geddes. In our interview, recorded in partnership with CreativeLive, DPR's Barney Britton talks with the photographer about how her career started, the transition from film to digital, and her efforts as a global advocate for children. See video

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Ricoh offers Theta M15 360-degree spherical camera with video recording

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 4:01am

Ricoh has announced the Theta M15, a second version of its 360-degree camera. The M15 is also capable of 360-degree spherical images, which can be viewed using Ricoh's mobile app or theta360.com. The M15 adds video recording to its portfolio with clips up to three minutes. Learn more

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Microsoft offers Office 365 subscribers unlimited OneDrive storage

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 1:17am

Microsoft has announced that all users subscribed to Office 365 will begin to see their OneDrive cloud storage upgraded to unlimited space for no additional cost. The new change will begin rolling out over the next few months to subscribers of the Home, Personal, and University editions. Read more

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DPReview Live 2014 videos now available

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 6:42pm

Earlier this month we teamed up with CreativeLive to produce two days of live streaming interviews and discussions about photography, photo gear and industry trends. We've just added the videos to our archive so you can catch anything you missed or want to re-watch. See videos

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Budget Mitakon 42.5mm f/1.2 offered by ZY optics for M43, Sony E and Fuji X systems

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:49am

Chinese lens designer and manufacturer Shenyang ZhongYi Optical and Electrical Company has launched a new 42.5mm f/1.2 lens that is capable of covering an APS-C imaging sensor. Priced $359, and available initially in the Micro Four Thirds mount, the Mitakon 42.5mm f/1.2 appears to be aimed squarely at competing with Panasonic’s Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 for its Lumix G bodies. Read more

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DPReview Live: Interview with Art Wolfe

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:00pm

As part of our DPReview Live event earlier this month, we sat down with renowned wildlife photographer Art Wolfe to ask him some questions about his work, vision and philosophy. With over sixty books published and a public television documentary series under his belt, Wolfe has plenty to offer on the subject of wildlife photography. See video

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A look back at the week: October 25, 2014

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:00pm

It's been a busy week here in the office as we're working hard on some post-Photokina reviews and preparing for PPE next week. We also got a serious dose of Pacific Northwest fall weather, and the rainy afternoons and evenings left us plenty of time to go poking around the corners of the internet for important (read: probably not really important) things that happened in the world of photography. Read more

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Natural History Museum announces Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 winners

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 8:12pm

The Natural History Museum has announced winners of its 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. This year's winning photos document all manner of creatures, from a pride of lions in the Serengeti, to a yellow scorpion in the northeast of Spain. The competition recognizes both adult and youth winners and awards the top photo with £10,000 and a trophy. See gallery

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II studio samples added to first impressions

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:48pm

The Canon EOS 7D II is the long-awaited follow up to the 7D, offering a 20.2MP APS-C sensor, dual-pixel AF with a 65-point phase detect system and continuous shooting at 10 fps. It's also equipped with 1080/60p HD video capture and a number of compression options, as well as microphone and headphone ports. We put the 7D II through its paces in our studio and have updated our first impressions review with the results. Read more

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Canon patents lens designs with variable and glass elements

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:23pm

It's not uncommon for a company to patent technologies that might be incorporated into products at some point, though the company might not have any plans to use it in the immediate future. Such a business move appears to be the case with a recent Canon patent, which details the use of variable lens elements in combination with traditional glass elements. Read more

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Panono announces pricing and availability for rolling ball camera

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:20pm

German startup Panono has announced availability and pricing for its ball-shaped Panono Camera. The device shoots spherical panorama images and will cost $549/€549 when it ships worldwide in the spring of 2015. The first to receive the camera will be the backers of the crowd-funding project the company used to get started before the camera goes on general release. Learn more

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Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:42pm

Canon has announced the upcoming release of its second-generation EOS C100 Mark II digital video camera. The device houses a Super 35mm 8.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, and is positioned as an affordable solution for film and video production, providing a variety of new design and performance upgrades. Read more

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Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:01pm

Ricoh Imaging is set to introduce three new colors for the company’s Pentax K-S1 DSLR camera in what it calls the 'Sweets Collection'. Already available in 12 different main body colors, the 20-million-pixel APS-C camera will now also come with a white body featuring cyan, yellow or magenta colored panels. The company has named these Strawberry Cake, Blue Cream Soda and Lime Pie, and each features the trademark colored light strip on the handgrip of the original K-S1 that was launched in August last year.

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:30pm

With the increasing affordability of digital full frame cameras, there's been speculation about the future of APS-C as an enthusiast format. But with the launch of the 7D Mark II, Canon has made it pretty clear it believes there's still a high-end market for crop-sensor formats. We spoke to Bettina Hansen, a photographer who regularly shoots Canon and has experience working with the original EOS 7D to see what she made of the new camera

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Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions updated

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:05am

From the outside, Canon's PowerShot G7 X enthusiast compact looks like the S-series models that came before it, but inside it's an entirely different story. The G7 X offers a 20MP 1"-type BSI CMOS sensor, a 24-1000mm equiv. F1.8-2.8 lens and built-in Wi-Fi with NFC. We've made a substantial update to our First Impressions Review of the G7 X including a shooter's report and performance tests. Read more

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Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera review

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:56am

The iPhone 6 Plus, introduced alongside the iPhone 6, offers one distinct feature that its sibling doesn't - optical image stabilization. In all other respects, their 8MP cameras, F2.2 aperture lenses and updated AF systems are the same. On paper the 6 Plus doesn't represent a great leap forward in terms of camera tech, but how does it perform in the real world? Read more

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Lomography adds Lomochrome Turquoise film to lineup

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:00am

Back in January 2013, Lomography announced that it would be releasing a color negative film called Lomochrome Purple, which was based on Kodak's Aerochrome. With that film, photographers could capture images with shifted colors skewed towards the presence of purple. Today the company has made a follow-up announcement, introducing the Lomochrome Turquoise XR 100-400. Read more

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Sony develops sensor capable of rendering color images at 0.005 lux

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:33pm

Sony has introduced a new CMOS sensor, calling it the highest sensitivity sensor of its kind. Developed for automotive use, the new chip can capture color images in light conditions down to 0.005 lux. The sensor is 1/3-inch type with 1.27 effective megapixels, and supports a Wide Dynamic Range system that uses extended exposure times rather than using multiple exposures. Read more

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Readers' Showcase: Documentary and Street photography

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 6:37am

With all the talk about new equipment at this time of year it's worth remembering why we buy that gear - to make great photos. What better way to do it than to showcase the excellent work of our own community? This week we asked users of our Documentary And Street photography forum to submit their favorite shots for inclusion in our Readers' Showcase. Click through to take a look at our favorites

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