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Fujifilm issues firmware update for X-series and fixed lens cameras

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 5:37pm

Fujifilm has announced firmware updates for a number of X-series and FinePix cameras. Full details of the firmware updates were announced on the company’s blog, and the new firmware versions are now available for download from the global Fujifilm site. Included in this round of updates are the X-T1, X-Pro 1, X-E1, X-E2, X-M1, X-A1, XQ1, FinePix S1, FinePix XP70 and FinePix XP200. Read more

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Opinion: Why Small Changes Make a Big Difference to Nikon's D810

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 2:44pm

The Nikon D810 might seem like an incremental update to the older D800 and D800E but under the hood there are some significant new features. In this article, contributing writer Damien Demolder tells us why the numerous small changes that Nikon has made in the D810 add up to a big difference in the final product. Click through to read his opinion piece.

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Apple to cease development of Aperture

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 1:42pm

Apple has announced that it is ceasing development of its Aperture photo editing application. The company will instead be focusing on the upcoming Photos for OS X software, which will be included in the next version of Mac OS X (Yosemite). Apple will ensure compatibility with the next version of OS X and will allow you to import your Aperture library into the new Photos app. This certainly bodes well for Adobe, since even more Aperture will be defecting to Lightroom.

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Nikon D810: What You Need to Know

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 2:00am

Nikon's new D810 replaces two models, the D800 and D800E. It brings a number of refinements, some of which are minor, but some that are potentially very significant. The D810's specification sheet is enormous and it's easy to miss things - in this article we're cutting through the PR jargon and breaking out the D810's main selling points. Click through to read more

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EyeEm updates its Android app for clutter-free viewing

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 8:49pm

The image sharing platform and marketplace EyeEm has released an update to its mobile app for Android devices. The new version includes some modifications under the hood to improve performance and make future upgrades easier, but it's the cleaner, redesigned interface that most users will notice first. Read more

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Tamron lens profiles added to Adobe Camera Raw

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 8:28pm

Tamron has announced the addition of profiles for two of its lenses to Adobe Camera Raw. The Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD for Nikon mount and the 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro for both Canon and Nikon mount have been profiled for use with Adobe's tools for lens aberration correction for users of Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom 5.

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Olympus debuts 'Anywhere Classroom' video series

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 1:00pm

Olympus US has announced a new video series. Titled 'Anywhere Classroom', the videos provide beginners with tips for a variety of shooting scenarios. The first three videos launch today, featuring Olympus Visionary Jay Dickman offering tips for outdoor photography and demonstrating with the OM-D E-M1. A second season is planned for fall 2014 featuring advice for light painting and night shooting. See video

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Olympus debuts 'Anywhere Classroom' video series

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 1:00pm
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Olympus US has announced a new video series. Titled 'Anywhere Classroom', the videos provide beginners with tips for a variety of shooting scenarios. The first three videos launch today, featuring Olympus Visionary Jay Dickman offering tips for outdoor photography and demonstrating with the OM-D E-M1. A second season is planned for fall 2014 featuring advice for light painting and night shooting. See video

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A little bit better: Nikon D810 First Impressions Review

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:01am

The Nikon D810 replaces both the D800 and D800E, and the changes that Nikon has made in the new DSLR are significant. There's no OLPF to get in the way of resolution, and as well as a lower base and higher maximum ISO sensitivity the D810 is 25% faster than its forebears, offers a slightly improved AF system and boasts 1080/60p video with built-in stereo recording. We had a chance to get our hands on a pre-production D810 recently, and we've prepared a detailed look at its key features. Click through to read our First Impressions Review

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Nikon announces full-frame D810 with no OLPF

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:01am

Nikon has announced its latest midrange FX-format digital SLR: the D810. The camera replaces both the D800 and D800E, and features a 36.3MP CMOS sensor with no low-pass filter. The EXPEED 4 engine from the D4s has been incorporated, allowing for a wider ISO range, improved image quality and metering as well as faster burst shooting. Nikon has also redesigned the mirror mechanism and introduced an electronic first-curtain shutter option to reduce the risk of 'shutter shake' reducing resolution. Click through to read more

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A little bit better: Nikon D810 First Impressions Review

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:01am
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The Nikon D810 replaces both the D800 and D800E, and the changes that Nikon has made in the new DSLR are significant. There's no OLPF to get in the way of resolution, and as well as a lower base and higher maximum ISO sensitivity the D810 is 25% faster than its forebears, offers a slightly improved AF system and boasts 1080/60p video with built-in stereo recording. We had a chance to get our hands on a pre-production D810 recently, and we've prepared a detailed look at its key features. Click through to read our First Impressions Review

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Nikon announces full-frame D810 with no OLPF

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:01am
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Nikon has announced its latest midrange FX-format digital SLR: the D810. The camera replaces both the D800 and D800E, and features a 36.3MP CMOS sensor with no low-pass filter. The EXPEED 4 engine from the D4s has been incorporated, allowing for a wider ISO range, improved image quality and metering as well as faster burst shooting. Nikon has also redesigned the mirror mechanism and introduced an electronic first-curtain shutter option to reduce the risk of 'shutter shake' reducing resolution. Click through to read more

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Blackmagic releases firmware 1.8 for all cinema cameras

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:43pm

Blackmagic Design, maker of a range of high-end compact cinema cameras, has announced a firmware update for all of their models. Available today, the new firmware provides an entirely new code base for the Blackmagic cameras and will enable the company to roll out new features to their devices. The new update claims to provide improved performance and introduces a new user interface. Learn more

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Blackmagic releases firmware 1.8 for all cinema cameras

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:43pm
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Blackmagic Design, maker of a range of high-end compact cinema cameras, has announced a firmware update for all of their models. Available today, the new firmware provides an entirely new code base for the Blackmagic cameras and will enable the company to roll out new features to their devices. The new update claims to provide improved performance and introduces a new user interface. Learn more

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Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD lab test report

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 2:22pm

The Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD is one of a select group of supertelephoto zooms for full frame SLRs that reaches or exceeds 400mm focal length, while still being reasonably portable. Its trump card over its closest competition lies in its longer focal length - at 600mm full zoom, it'll let you get your subjects that bit larger in the frame. But does this result in an unacceptable compromise in optical quality? See the lens test data and our analysis

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Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD lab test report

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 2:22pm
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The Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD is one of a select group of supertelephoto zooms for full frame SLRs that reaches or exceeds 400mm focal length, while still being reasonably portable. Its trump card over its closest competition lies in its longer focal length - at 600mm full zoom, it'll let you get your subjects that bit larger in the frame. But does this result in an unacceptable compromise in optical quality? See the lens test data and our analysis

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Tamrac brand and assets acquired by Gura Gear

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 1:15pm

Camera bag maker Tamrac has been acquired by the Ogden, Utah-based Gura Gear. Tamrac, under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection since January, will see its brand and assets handed over when the acquisition is finalized later this month. At that point Tamrac's assets will be relocated to Gura Gear's Utah headquarters.

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Tamrac brand and assets acquired by Gura Gear

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 1:15pm
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Camera bag maker Tamrac has been acquired by the Ogden, Utah-based Gura Gear. Tamrac, under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection since January, will see its brand and assets handed over when the acquisition is finalized later this month. At that point Tamrac's assets will be relocated to Gura Gear's Utah headquarters.

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Reader showcase: Using a Sony NEX as a digital back on an antique camera

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 5:00am

Our DIY forum isn't a month old and we've already seen it fill with interesting projects. Some solve a problem, while others are pure fun. Decidedly in the latter category, dpreview forum member vkphoto has put a Sony NEX-F3 'digital back' on a vintage ICA Toska camera from the early 1900s and a Carl Zeiss Tessar 135mm 1:6.3. See how he brought new life to an antique with a $15 modification. Learn more

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