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Lowepro launches weather-proof Fastpack backpacks for traveling photographers

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 5:27pm

Bag manufacturer Lowepro has introduced a pair of new backpacks to its Fastpack range, with added weather-proofing and a compartment for a laptop or tablet. The Fastpack BP 150 AW ll and BP 250 AW ll are basically the same bag in two sizes, and each is divided into three sections that allow storage of camera equipment as well as other everyday items for photographers on the move. Read more

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Aloha! We go shooting with Samsung's new NX500

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 3:08pm

The Samsung NX500 is essentially a scaled down version of Samsung's flagship NX1. It uses the same 28MP BSI-CMOS sensor, advanced hybrid AF system, and DRIMe V processor as the NX1, with the main differences being the design (rangefinder vs SLR), burst mode (9 vs 15 fps), and viewfinder (none vs electronic). We've been using a production NX500 for a couple of days, and we've put together a gallery of real-world samples. We'll update this gallery with some converted Raw files as soon as possible. Click through for the gallery

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Readers' Showcase: Maxime Siegler

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 12:42pm

Maxime Siegler is a DPR reader who caught our eye with his contributions to our black and white Readers' Showcase. We wanted to share more of his work, and he was kind enough to answer a few questions for us about his photography. Find out how he stays inspired and why he's so fond of monochromatic photography. See gallery

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 real world samples gallery posted

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 8:01am

After several iterations, Panasonic's GF- series compact mirrorless camera line has settled into a comfortable position: providing mass market point-and-shoot appeal while giving photographers the option to fully control settings. The latest camera in the series, the Lumix DMC-GF7, continues this trend. Check out our sample gallery

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Adorama launches Flashpoint Ring Li-On 400ws ringflash

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 7:38pm

Adorama has launched a 400ws ring flash which uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Part of the Flashpoint brand, it features a circular flash tube with an aperture capable of accommodating a lens barrel with a diameter of up to 3.5in/95mm. With a guide number of 82ft/25m the ring is powerful enough not only for macro work, but also headshots and full-length portraits. Read more

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Enlight for iOS launches with high-end photo editing tools

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 2:34pm

The developers behind Facetune have created a new app called Enlight, a general purpose image editor. It challenges apps like VSCO Cam and Adobe's own mobile image editors, with adjustment tools, presets and various filters. Read more

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Think Tank introduces new low-profile 'Urban Approach' bags for compact system cameras

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:28pm

Bag and accessory manufacturer Think Tank has announced that it will introduce a new range of shoulder bags and a backpack for compact system camera users in April this year. Dubbed the ‘Urban Approach’ range the bags are said to be ‘low profile’ to allow the photographer to carry equipment without standing out, and will be finished in low-contrast matte black. Click through for details

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Eyefi launches Mobi Pro card with wireless Raw transfer

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 11:49am

Eyefi, the maker of Wi-Fi memory cards, has today launched Eyefi Mobi Pro, a new 32GB WiFi SD card. It improves the existing Eyefi Mobi model by adding wireless transfer of Raw image files, along with new photo categorization and search functions. Read more

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Tenba announces Switch bags for mirrorless cameras and lenses

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:45pm

Tenba has unveiled a new customizable camera bag designed for mirrorless cameras and their accessories. The product is called Switch, a name derived from its interchangeable front flap. A total of three sizes are offered, all of which are now available through Tenba's website. Read more

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 real-world samples

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:33pm

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (TZ70 outside North America) earns its travel zoom designation with a 30x optical zoom raange, equivalent to 24-720mm. It features a 12MP CMOS sensor, full manual controls, Raw shooting and a built-in 1.2M dot electronic viewfinder. Find out what it's capable of doing in the field. See gallery

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Erez Marom: Why you shouldn't always believe the forecast

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 8:00am

Landscape photographer Erez Marom has taken photographs all over the world in all manner of locations, in all kinds of weather conditions. But whereas many landscape photographers are slaves to the weather forecast, Marom has learned that some of his best shots come from the most unlikely situations. Click through to read more, and see some stunning images

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A Compact PEN: Olympus Stylus SH-2 Hands-on

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:00am

The Olympus Stylus SH-2 is a compact long-zoom camera that bears a remarkable resemblance to the company's PEN series of mirrorless cameras. While it shares the design and 5-axis image stabilization as some of the PEN models the similarities end there, as the SH-2 is very much a point-and-shoot camera. Learn more about the SH-2 in our hands-on preview. Read more

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Olympus offers Stylus SH-2 with Raw support

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:00am

Olympus has announced an update to its Pen-like travel zoom: the Stylus SH-2. The SH-2 replaces the SH-1 with added support for Raw shooting, while maintaining the previous model's 24x zoom (25-600mm equiv.), 16MP BSI CMOS sensor, 5-axis image stabilization and built-in Wi-Fi. Read more

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Elinchrom announces new ELB 400 portable flash system

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 7:37pm

Flash equipment manufacturer Elinchrom has launched a new portable flash system that promises faster recycling times, more bursts per charge and greater flexibility than the company’s current battery-powered kits. The Elinchrom ELB 400 is a 424Ws pack that can manage up to 350 full power flashes per charge and can recycle in 1.6 seconds after a maximum output burst. Read more

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Flat elements developed by Harvard could make camera lenses smaller, lighter and better

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 6:55pm

A team at Harvard School of Engineering has developed a method for making flat lenses that could dramatically reduce the size and weight of camera lenses in the future. The method employs tiny silicon antennas positioned on flat glass components to redirect light when it reaches the surface of the lens instead of relying on refraction and the thickness of glass to bend light in a particular direction. Learn more

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