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UPDATED: Sony's curved sensors may allow for simpler lenses and better images

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 7:11pm

UPDATE: Sony has released an image taken with its curved sensor, and provided more details on what we might expect from its curved sensor technology. We've updated our previous story with this image and details. Read more

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Canon introduces mobile print solution for Android 4.4.2 and HP Slate

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 2:02pm

Canon's printer division has announced Canon Print Service, a software plug-in for your mobile device that allows you to print to compatible Canon printers via a Wi-Fi connection. The service is available for Android devices running version 4.4.2 or newer and select HP Slate devices. Read more

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Canon introduces mobile print solution for Android 4.4.2 and HP Slate

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 2:02pm

Canon's printer division has announced Canon Print Service, a software plug-in for your mobile device that allows you to print to compatible Canon printers via a Wi-Fi connection. The service is available for Android devices running version 4.4.2 or newer and select HP Slate devices. Read more

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What is equivalence and why should I care?

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:00am

Equivalence, at its most simple, is a way of comparing different formats (sensor sizes) on a common basis. Sounds straightforward enough, but the concept is still somewhat controversial and not always clearly understood. We thought it was about time we explained - and demonstrated - what equivalence means and what it doesn't. Learn more

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Leica T Typ 701 real-world samples gallery updated

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:00am

We've updated our already healthy-sized gallery of real-world Leica T samples, bringing the grand total up to 97 images. The T (Typ 701) is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with autofocus, the first in the T-system. It offers a 16MP APS-C sensor and features a large touch screen complemented by two command dials. See how it performs in the real world. See gallery

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A Portrait of Invention: David Friedman's 'Inventor' Series

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 7:00am

Photographer David Friedman has been photographing inventors since 1998. During the course of that time he has sat down with 47 men and women who have their names on patents for products as diverse as cellphones, US Navy antennas and 'Squirt-gun Shoes'. We spoke to David recently about his project - read what he has to say and take a look at a selection of images. See gallery

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Horst's creative processes revealed in London exhibition

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 5:00am

Horst's contact sheets, sketches and inspiration are set to go on show at an exhibition planned by London's Victoria and Albert museum for the end of this year. Horst: Photographer of Style is described by the museum as a 'definitive retrospective' of the German photographer's work, and will cover a range of styles and subjects taken between his move to Paris in the 1930s and the end of his life in 1999. Read more

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Beyond the ordinary: Tim Dodd's Everyday Astronaut

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 6:00am

Many kids dream of becoming an astronaut. While few of us will ever go on a space walk, photographer Tim Dodd has done what might be the next best thing - he bought his own space suit. His was the only bid in an online auction for a Russian high altitude space suit, and he's turned this unusual purchase into a clever photo series. Titled 'Everyday Astronaut,' he transforms the everyday into something a little otherworldly. See gallery

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What The Duck #1212

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 5:00pm

We've come to the end of another week here at dpreview, and as our thoughts drift to weekend shooting opportunities, it's time to take things a little less seriously. Aaron Johnson's comic strip 'What the Duck' is just the thing, taking a gently satirical look through the lens of a photographically inclined waterfowl. You can find it published here (and in our newsletter) every week; we hope you enjoy it, and your weekend.

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Blast from the past: Photographing steam locomotives

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 6:00am

Matthew Malkiewicz is what you might call a vintage train enthusiast. Fascinated with trains since his childhood, he's been photographing steam locomotives since a trip to Colorado in 2005 reignited his interests in trains and photography. His photos capture the old-world charm and romanticism that these steam-powered machines evoke. He answered a few questions about his work - see more of his photos and learn about his process. See gallery

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Canon and Microsoft sign patent agreement

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 3:11pm

It appears we can expect an increased interchange of technologies between imaging giant Canon and software maker Microsoft in the near future, thanks to to a patent agreement that was signed by the two parties on Wednesday. Though the brief statement issued by Microsoft doesn't reveal much, it appears that Canon imaging technology may be used in future Lumia smartphones made by Nokia. Learn more

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Canon and Microsoft sign patent agreement

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 3:11pm

It appears we can expect an increased interchange of technologies between imaging giant Canon and software maker Microsoft in the near future, thanks to to a patent agreement that was signed by the two parties on Wednesday. Though the brief statement issued by Microsoft doesn't reveal much, it appears that Canon imaging technology may be used in future Lumia smartphones made by Nokia. Learn more

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Peak Design Kickstarter offers 'hassle-free' Slide and Clutch straps

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 1:13pm

San Francisco-based Peak Design will release a couple of new camera straps, the Slide and Clutch, in October following a successful funding campaign on Kickstarter. The Slide is a quick-connecting shoulder strap for cameras of any size, while the Clutch is a smaller hand strap designed for use regardless of whether the camera has a battery grip. Read more

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Getting off the ground: Cheap drones for photography

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 6:00am

With the popularity of drone photography ever increasing, curious hobbyists may be looking for a way to try it out without spending a lot. It's not the most expensive hobby you could pick, but $1000 for a DJI Phantom II and a GoPro Hero3+ is about the same cost as a mid-range camera and lens. Low-cost drones with built-in cameras seem like a great option for the curious. But do the price benefits outweigh the inevitable image quality and usability tradeoffs that come with a cheaper quad? Read more

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Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 1:43pm

Sony has lowered the price of its Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 premium superzoom. The MSRP in the US is now $998, down from $1299, and prices in Europe have dropped as well (though it's unclear if they're official). It's not known if this was a planned price reduction, or a reaction to the Panasonic FZ1000 which is about to hit store shelves at a list price of $899. Read more

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A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:00am

Lomography isn't a company we've historically talked about much on DPReview; with its emphasis on low-fi, 'shoot from the hip' photography using plastic film cameras, it's a long way from the typical interests of our readers. But last year the company came up with an interesting idea: to recreate a classic 19th century portrait lens for modern SLRs. The result is the Petzval 85mm F2.2, which is available now to fit Canon or Nikon SLRs. So what's it like?

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Android L to feature Raw shooting and added manual camera controls

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:01pm

Details were thin from Google I/O last week about Android's plans for camera updates in its next OS release. Now with a developer preview of the new OS available, more information has emerged about what we can expect from Android's camera capabilities. Raw image capture is on the way, along with additional manual exposure controls. Read more

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Android L to feature Raw shooting and added manual camera controls

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:01pm

Details were thin from Google I/O last week about Android's plans for camera updates in its next OS release. Now with a developer preview of the new OS available, more information has emerged about what we can expect from Android's camera capabilities. Raw image capture is on the way, along with additional manual exposure controls. Read more

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Lee introduces filter system for GoPro cameras

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 1:22pm

Camera filter and lighting gel manufacturer Lee Filters has introduced a range of filters and filter holders aimed at extreme sports fans using GoPro action cams. The Lee Bug is available in two forms - the Lee Bug 3 and the Lee Bug 3+ - which are compatible with GoPro Hero 3 and Hero 3+ cameras. Read more

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Sigma offers 'Try before you buy' program for DP2 Quattro

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:35pm

Photographers looking to try out a Sigma dp2 Quattro compact digital camera before making a purchase (and given its radical design, that's a really good idea) can now take advantage of the Sigma 'Try Before You Buy' loaner program, launched today. Under the new program, photographers are invited to test the new camera before it begins shipping. Learn more

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