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Ghost Town: Shooting in Kolmanskop

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 5:00am

Nature photographer Erez Marom captures a wide range of subjects, from macro shots of insects to some of the world's most dramatic landscapes. In this article, he shares images from a very unusual location - the ghost town of Kolmanskop, in Namibia. Abandoned over fifty years ago, Kolmanskop was a diamond-mining town, currently being reclaimed by the desert. Click through to take a look at Erez Marom's images and learn about his process

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Fotodiox creates 'Tough E-Mount' for Sony E & FE-mount cameras

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 5:00am

Sony's NEX and Alpha range of E and FE-mount cameras have a lot going for them, but some users have reported a 'wiggle' in the lensmount, especially when heavier lenses, or third-party optics via adapters are used. Fotodiox thinks it has the answer with its new 'Tough E-Mount' - literally a replacement lensmount for E and FE-mount cameras. With a single metal ring replacing the two (one metal, one plastic) originally attached to the camera, the Tough E-Mount should (according to the manufacturer) eliminate any movement between camera and lens. Click through for more details

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Lee Filters introduces Landscape Polariser with built-in warm-up

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 3:01am

British filter manufacturer Lee Filters has announced a new polarising filter that features a built-in warm-up effect that it says is aimed at landscape photographers. The 105mm Landscape Polariser has been designed with a shallow mount and with a 105mm diameter so that it will be useful for wide angle views, with the company suggesting it will be compatible with focal lengths as wide as 16mm on full frame SLRs. Read more

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Delkin introduces new 'Black' range of rugged SD cards

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:41pm

Delkin has introduced a new trio of rugged SD cards suitable for photographers who shoot in harsh environments, reducing the odds of losing photographs because of card damage. Delkin's new 'Black' SD cards are designed to handle extreme temperatures, as well as exposure to dust, water, and crushing forces. Read more

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Accessory Review: LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 5:20am

Earlier this year, storage manufacturer LaCie launched an upgraded version of its Rugged hard drive that features improved damage resistance and a built-in Thunderbolt cable. The new Rugged Thunderbolt drive is available with either a hard disk or an SSD, and also has a USB 3.0 port for universal connectivity. Is it a good storage option for photographers who need something that can handle the bumps in the road? Read more

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Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 8:01pm

Canon has taken the wraps off its new 50-1000mm CN20x 50 IAS H E1/P1 cinema lens, expanding its cine-servo offerings with what the maker says is the first-ever lens boasting a combined 20x magnification, integrated 1.5x extender, and a removable servo drive. The lens is targeted specifically at nature and sports television productions, as evidenced by its far from enthusiast-friendly $78K price-tag. Click through for more details

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Apple unveils iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 and new 27in iMac with '5K' display

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 5:07pm

After unveiling its new iPhone models last month, Apple announced two new tablets today - the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3. The iPad Air 2 features a new Apple A8X chipset which Apple claims is 40% faster at the CPU level than the processor used in its predecessor. The iPad Air 2's cameras have been upgraded too, and both new tablets also gains the TouchID fingerprint sensor. Meanwhile Apple also announced a new version of its 27in iMac desktop computer with a 5120 x 2880 screen resolution. Click through to read more

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Google announces Nexus 9 8.9-inch tablet

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:54pm

Alongside the new Motorola-made Nexus 6 smartphone Google has also launched a new Nexus tablet, the 8.9-inch Nexus 9. The Nexus 9 is the first HTC-made Nexus device since the original Nexus One in 2010. Despite the different manufacturers the Nexus 9 specifications are equally high-end as those of its smartphone cousin. The new tablet comes with an 8.9-inch IPS LCD display that offers a 2,048 x 1,440 resolution and top-of-the-line interior components. Click through to read more

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Adobe releases new 'Aperture Importer' plugin for Lightroom

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 3:45pm

Following Apple's decision to cease development of Aperture, Adobe has released a plugin for Lightroom that enables erstwhile Aperture users to easily port their old libraries into Adobe's ecosystem once and for all. 'Aperture Importer' is a Lightroom add-on that allows users of Aperture and iPhoto to import their libraries into Lightroom complete with associated date ranging from flagging, GPS information and keywords to star ratings. Click through for a link

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Production-ready: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:00am

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 puts together a solid stills shooting feature set, including a 16MP Four Thirds sensor, 2.36m dot viewfinder, fully articulating 3-inch LCD and 12 fps continuous shooting. But its headline specs are in the video category - Cinema 4K recording and a host of tools for video shooters like focus peaking and zebra settings. We put its capabilities in stills and video to the test. Read review

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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: A travel photographer's perspective

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 5:00am

Like any travel photographer, David Julian is happy to carry less gear whenever possible on his trips. With a photo expedition to Alaska on the horizon, he agreed to take the Canon G1 X Mark II for a spin and try it out from a travel photographer's perspective. No doubt it's easy to carry on a long journey, but is it versatile enough to be a traveler's primary camera? Read more

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Google launches Nexus 6 with 13MP and OIS

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 8:01pm

Google has launched the Nexus 6, its latest showcase phone that comes with a brand new version of Android, 5.0 'Lollipop', and an interesting-looking camera specification. The device comes with the same dual-LED ring flash as the Moto X and a 13MP imaging sensor. However, it adds a slightly faster F2.0 aperture and an optical image stabilization system into the mix. Read more 

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Raw conversions added to Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta)

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 5:39pm

The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is the long-awaited replacement to the 7D, which was launched in 2009. It features a 20.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and dual DIGIC 6 image processors. It has a new 65-point, all cross-type autofocus system as well as an updated version of Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF system. We've just been provided with an early build of ACR 8.7 and we've taken the opportunity to add seven Raw conversions to our previously-published gallery of real-world samples. Click through to take a look

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Quick Review: Using Iconosquare to manage and grow your Instagram following

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 9:00am

Instagram's straightforward user interface is geared for posting and viewing photos, but if you've got an eye on growing or managing a large following, you'll soon run into the app's limitations. Iconosquare aims to give Instagram users basic metrics about their content and help manage large groups of followers. We tried the service out to see how it works and how useful it is. Read more

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Canon PowerShot G7 X and Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 added to studio comparison

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 8:27pm

We've just added a trio of cameras to our studio comparison tool: the Canon PowerShot G7 X, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 and the Sony Alpha a5100. The Canon G7 X and Panasonic LX100 were two of the most talked-about cameras to emerge from Photokina 2014, both managing to squeeze large sensors into compact camera bodies. Read more

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Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.3 and View NX 2.10.2

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 8:14pm

Nikon has released updated versions of its image processing software, bumping its Capture NX-D software to version 1.0.3 and View NX software to version 2.10.2. Both updates introduce a number of bug fixes for Windows and Macintosh platforms. Learn more

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Flickr introduces Wall Art printing service

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 3:46pm

Flickr has introduced a new service for US users who want to order physical prints of their photographs. Called Flickr Wall Art, the printing feature caters specifically to those looking for high-quality pieces for mounting on walls, with two different options currently being available to registered users. Read more

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High Flyer? DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Drone Review

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 6:00am

The DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ is the company's newest flagship consumer drone, outfitted with a 3-axis gimbal, Adobe DNG RAW capture in addition to HD video recording, and operated by the DJI Vision smartphone application. It's capable of producing 14MP JPEGs and Raw images, and could be an ideal tool for a real estate photographer or independent filmmaker looking for b-roll. Does it rise to the occasion? Read our review

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Sigma updates USB dock for new lenses

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:00pm

Lens manufacturer Sigma has issued an update to the firmware of its USB dock to make it compatible with the new 150-600mm f/5.6-6.3 DG OS HSM S and 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3DC Macro OS HSM lenses. Although these lenses are available in Sigma, Canon and Nikon mounts, the update for the USB dock does not yet cover these lenses in the Nikon fit, and Sigma hasn't indicated when it will. Read more

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