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Lensbaby launches Creative Mobile Kit

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 2:53pm

Lensbaby has launched the Creative Mobile Kit, consisting of a mounting device and kickstand for your smartphone, and two lenses, the LM-20 and LM-30. The former captures a large sweet spot surrounded by gradually increasing blur, and the latter produces images with a sharp center surrounded by reflections. Read more

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Panasonic looks to reassure G7 owners with rubbed-off serial numbers

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 2:40pm

Panasonic USA has issued a statement in response to concerns on the DPReview.com forum about Lumix G7 serial numbers rubbing off. The statement aims to reassure customers, pointing out that the problem does not indicate that the cameras are not genuine and confirming that camera warranties are still valid, so long as you retain proof of purchase and the label from the camera box that states the serial number. Read more

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Canon PIXMA MG3620 can print photos directly from social networks

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 2:18pm

Canon has introduced a new printer that can print images directly from Instagram and other social networks. The PIXMA MG3620 Wireless Inkjet all-in-one printer works with the Canon PRINT app for iOS and Android to both access and print from Instagram accounts, as well as other online services like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, OneDrive, Evernote, Google Drive, Photobucket, and Dropbox. Read more

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Ricoh drops GR II price $100 three weeks after announcement

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 2:07pm

Just three weeks after Ricoh announced its GR II enthusiast compact, the company has dropped the MSRP by $100, from $799 to $699. While we don’t why Ricoh has dropped the price, it is arguable that the minor differences between the GR II and its predecessor didn’t justify the original $200 price difference. Read more

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Feature film shot on iPhone 5 coming to cinemas

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 2:04pm

Tangerine, a feature film by Sean Baker, is headed for theaters on July 10th. It was shot entirely on the iPhone 5, keeping the overall budget of the film under $100,000, and the production utilized anamorphic adapter prototypes for shooting. Read more

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Slow-motion video samples from the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 8:00am

What's more fun than fireworks on the Fourth of July? Fireworks at 960 fps. We grabbed a few slow-motion clips recently with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV to test out its slow-mo video modes. Take a look at three 960 fps videos and a bonus clip at 240 fps - still pretty neat in our book. See videos

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Canon introduces 430EX III-RT Speedlite

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 12:00am

Canon has introduced its 430EX III-RT midrange Speedlite. This is the company's second flash to support radio-based wireless TTL (though it acts only as a slave), which offers longer ranges, more flexible positioning, and no line-of-sight requirement like traditional optical wireless flash systems. The 430EX III-RT is also faster, lighter and features refined rear controls, more custom settings, and a built-in catchlight panel. Read more

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Ricoh announces THETA+ app and two new camera accessories

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 2:47pm

Ricoh has announced a new app called THETA+ for iOS and Android. With THETA+, owners of Ricoh's THETA spherical camera can edit images shot with the device via a smartphone or tablet. The new app is designed to work in tandem with the existing THETA app, which enables shooting and sharing from a smartphone. Read more

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Nikon D810A: An astrophotographer's perspective

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 8:00am

We first became acquainted with Adam Woodworth when we featured his portfolio earlier this year. His photos capture the interplay between the earthly and the celestial, often framing the center of the Milky Way Galaxy in alignment with landscape formations. Recently, he's been trying out Nikon's D810A, the world's first full frame camera dedicated to astrophotography. See some of his photos and find out his impressions on using it. Read more

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Canon EOS 5DS R sample gallery updated

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 2:22am

We've just added some more images to our Canon EOS 5DS R sample gallery. While we're working through our extensive Canon lens catalog, for this update we stuck to telephoto and portrait lenses. Check out the gallery for some additional portraits (including samples from the Zeiss Otus 85mm F1.4) and vintage race car shots. See gallery

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Samyang 100mm macro lenses for stills and video photographers

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 6:37pm

Korean lens manufacturer Samyang has announced two versions of a new 100mm macro lens. The 100mm F2.8 ED UMC Macro is designed for stills photographers, while the 100mm T3.1 VDSLR ED UMC Macro is aimed at those shooting video. The lenses are essentially the same internally, using 15 elements in 12 groups but the VDSLR version is fitted with an uncoupled aperture ring and gears around both aperture and focus controls. Read more

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GoPro HERO4 Session waterproof cube-shaped camera announced

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 3:11pm

GoPro has introduced the HERO4 Session, a cube-shaped waterproof camera that is half the size of and 40% lighter than its other HERO4 cameras. The HERO4 Session is waterproof to a depth of 33ft/10m without requiring a separate housing and features one-button operation. Read more

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Instagram stores higher resolution images

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 2:02pm

After its recent app update it seems Instagram has further improvements up its sleeve - the mobile image sharing platform has started storing higher resolution images on its servers. In the app and on the web interface images are still displayed at the smaller 640 x 640 pixel size, but a look at the website source code reveals that images are now actually stored at 1080 x 1080 pixels. Read more

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G whiz: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 review posted

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 10:47am

Panasonic's newest DSLR-styled mirrorless camera is the Panasonic Lumix G7, offering a 16MP Four Thirds sensor capable of 4K video recording. It boasts an improved autofocus system, 2.36 million-dot EVF and a fully articulated 3" 1.04 million-dot touch-sensitive LCD. It's a strong feature set on paper, but how does it perform in real-world and studio testing? Read more

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Travel: Zoom! Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V real-world sample gallery

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 8:00am

The Sony Cyber-shot HX90 has the kind of specs that should appeal to a travel photographer looking for something compact. It packs a 30x optical zoom covering a 24-270mm equiv. range and offers an 18.2MP BSI CMOS sensor. With Wi-Fi and GPS built in, it's road-ready. DPReview Editor Barnaby Britton has been carrying it around for a while - check out our sample gallery to see how it performs. See gallery

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