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Promote Control extends support to Pentax 645Z

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 8:29pm

Thanks to a beta firmware version, Promote Control adds support for the Pentax 645Z. The remote shutter control connects to compatible cameras via USB and offers a variety of shooting features including HDR bracketing of up to 45 images, timelapse and long exposure shooting. Read more

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Metz launches Mecablitz 26 AF-1, a pocket-sized flash for hotshoe compacts and CSCs

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 5:31pm

Lighting manufacturer Metz is to introduce a new miniature flash unit designed for use with small cameras, such as premium hotshoe-equipped compacts and compact system bodies. With a maximum guide number of 26m/85 ft at ISO 100, the Mecablitz 26 AF-1 is many times more powerful than the flash units that come bundled with, or built-in to, this sort of camera - and indeed many don’t come equipped with a flash at all. Learn more

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CES 2015 Samsung Interview: Mirrorless to outsell DSLRs 'in three years'

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 3:11pm

Since releasing the NX1 late last year, Samsung has been gathering feedback from users, and is preparing a major firmware update before the end of this month. We made time at CES in Las Vegas to sit down with Byungdeok Nam, Senior Vice President of Samsung's R&D team in the company's Digital Imaging division, to speak about the NX1, the new firmware, and the mirrorless camera market in general. Click through to read our interview

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CES 2014 Samsung Interview: Mirrorless to outsell DSLRs 'in three years'

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 3:11pm

Since releasing the NX1 late last year, Samsung has been gathering feedback from users, and is preparing a major firmware update before the end of this month. We made time at CES in Las Vegas to sit down with Byungdeok Nam, Senior Vice President of Samsung's R&D team in the company's Digital Imaging division, to speak about the NX1, the new firmware, and the mirrorless camera market in general. Click through to read our interview

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Samsung promises extensive NX1 improvements with firmware v1.2

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 2:18pm

Samsung has announced a major firmware update for the NX1, which is claimed to bring a host of improvements. Firmware v1.2 - available later this month - will bring additional features, increased customization and several menu refinements. DPReview was one of the organizations that provided Samsung with feedback on the camera and shooting with it over the past few days has shown a selection of the requests we made have been incorporated. Read more

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Samyang launches 135mm f/2.0 lens for stills and video

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 7:15pm

Korean lens brand Samyang has released details of a 135mm lens it will bring to market with versions for stills and video photographers. The Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC stills lens will be accompanied by the Samyang 135mm T2.2 ED UMC VDSLR for cine and videographers. Read more

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Canon to move camera production back to Japan

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 2:25pm

Canon wants to increase its domestic production over the next few years, something spurred by the falling value of the yen. According to Reuters, Canon is looking to increase its production in Japan from 40 percent of its overall output to 60 percent. Read more

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Wild Things: Marsel van Oosten's landscape and wildlife photography

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 8:00am

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication," says wildlife and nature photographer Marsel van Oosten. A talented landscape and wildlife photographer, his imagery has been featured in a number of publications like National Geographic. Check out more of his work and peek inside his camera bag. See gallery

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Quick Look: The art of the unforeground

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 8:00am

'It's all about the foreground'. Generations of landscape photographers learn this principle the moment they first pick up a camera. In this quick behind-the-shot look, professional landscape photographer Erez Marom argues for a compositional technique he calls the 'unforeground,' or lack of a defined foreground subject. Read more

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Beta Alphas: Sony shows mockups of upcoming FE lenses for Alpha 7 system

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 3:14pm

Sony is showing mockups of four new lenses for its full frame FE series for the Alpha 7 on its stand at CES, as well as two wide angle converters. With only six FE lenses to choose from at the moment, Alpha 7 users will be pleased to see some physical evidence of these lenses that Sony initially announced on a roadmap at the Photokina show in September. Scheduled to ship this spring, click through for a closer look at the upcoming lenses

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Update: Nikon will service flare-affected D750s for free

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 1:07am

Nikon USA has issued an update to its communication around issues with flare in some D750 camera bodies. Following a statement in late December that the company was 'looking into' the matter, Nikon has announced that it will inspect and if necessary service affected cameras at no cost, starting at the end of this month. Click through for a link to the full statement

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Upcoming GoPro Hero4 firmware will enable new photo and video features

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 7:01pm

GoPro has released details about upcoming firmware updates for its Hero4 action cameras; the new firmware versions will be delivered next month, enabling new photo and video features like in-camera time lapse creation. Read more

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Sony issues firmware 1.10 for Alpha 7 II

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 5:46pm

Announced in late November, the Sony Alpha 7 II has received its first firmware update. Somewhat thin on specifics, firmware version 1.10 promises improved image stabilization. The firmware details cite improvements in IS when half-pressing the shutter, in 'Focus Magnifier' mode, during movie recording, and with 'other functions'. Read more

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Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 12:00pm

Full frame cameras have never been more accessible but what does that mean for owners of cropped-sensor cameras? DPReview's Richard Butler argues that the existence of a full frame model in your brand's line-up doesn't mean there are intermediate steps you can take on the way there. Or that it's a destination you should necessarily aspire to. Read more

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