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Take a glimpse at authentic, unstaged beach scenes from North Korea

Imaging Resource - Fr, 22/08/2014 - 17:03
In recent years, North Korea has started opening up to foreign visitors, and photos and videos depicting everyday life in the reclusive Asian country have started trickling through to our western eyes. We've seen snaps by the daughter of Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Instagram photos from AP photographer David Guttenfelder, and most recently what is probably the first timelapse video of Pyongyang, the country's capital. While many of the images appear to depict unstaged everyday scenes, it is hard to tell how much of what is depicted really shows the daily lives...
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Kategorien: Fotografie

Hasselblad unveils pixel-shifting 200MP H5D-200c MS

Digital Photography Review - Fr, 22/08/2014 - 16:55

Hasselblad has taken another step towards the total switch to CMOS sensors with the introduction of new multi-shot versions of the company’s H5D 50c, including a model that outputs images of up to 200 million pixels. The H5D-50c MS and H5D-200c MS are 4-shot and 6-shot bodies that use pixel shifting to create higher resolution images than their 50-million-pixel sensors could in a single shot. Click through for more information.

Kategorien: Fotografie

Pics.io, a browser-based Raw editor built on Google Drive, goes live with public beta

Digital Photography Review - Fr, 22/08/2014 - 16:45

Ukrainian start-up Pics.io is hoping to change your photography post-processing workflow with its new browser-based Raw editing and organization service. Using WebGL technology to harness the power of your computer’s graphics card, Pics.io is able to offer Raw image editing and management for Canon, Nikon, Sony and Olympus Raw files right in your web browser. Read more

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Camera Deals of the Day: Canon T5 Kit & Printer $399; Canon 60D Kit $999; Olympus E-PM2 Kit $212; Up to $100 off select Olympus lenses & more!

Imaging Resource - Fr, 22/08/2014 - 16:07
    It's time for our regularly-schedule camera deals roundup! There's some really really great deals today, including a couple insanely great prices on a Canon DSLR and printer bundle and some refurbished Olympus Micro Four Thirds cameras. Other deals include some other Canon DSLR and accessories savings, as well as lens deals on select Olympus lenses and a big Sigma supertelephoto zoom. Lastly, if you're in need of some memory cards, there's a great price on a fast, high capacity Samsung microSD card. Adorama: Canon T5 with...
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This week's sponsor: Need

A List Apart - Fr, 22/08/2014 - 14:58

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Kategorien: Webdesign

US Copyright Office doesn’t want any monkey business

Imaging Resource - Fr, 22/08/2014 - 14:47
    Unless you've been living under a rock these last couple of weeks, you've doubtless heard the story of nature photographer David Slater vs. Wikimedia. Slater published a photo in 2011 which was picked up by news media around the world, and shortly thereafter, by Wikimedia Commons, the free, online media repository run by the American non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Although Wikimedia's usual policy is to self-police, disallowing copyrighted works entirely, its editors chose to retain this image, arguing that it wasn't...
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Quick Review: Zenfolio's Photographer Central

Digital Photography Review - Fr, 22/08/2014 - 11:00

Recently, Zenfolio announced its newest online venture, Photographer Central - an online directory of photographers. This website promises to bring customers in direct contact with local photographers while making the search free and easy to use. Does it live up to its claims? We took the service for a test spin. Read more

Kategorien: Fotografie

Monkey photo copyright in question as Wikipedia denies photographer's takedown request

Digital Photography Review - Fr, 22/08/2014 - 01:21

Update: A report issued by the US Copyright Office takes Wikimedia's side in a debate between a nature photographer and the organization. According to the report, the 'selfie' captured by a black crested macaque on David Slater's camera cannot by copyrighted since it was created by an animal. On a trip to Indonesia in 2011, Slater, a nature photographer was photographing the monkey when it grabbed his camera and proceeded to take hundreds of pictures of itself. Wikimedia defended a decision to keep the image in its database when Slater cried foul. Read more

Kategorien: Fotografie

Maxi mirrorless: Colossal Cinoflex video rig pairs Sony A7S, 600mm Nikkor lens for Chevy commercial

Imaging Resource - Do, 21/08/2014 - 21:28
    Snap question: What's the key advantage of a mirrorless camera over a DSLR? If you said "size," you've clearly been paying attention. Mirrorless camera makers regularly tout the trimmer bodies of their creations, as compared to the traditional DSLR. Not everyone is interested in mirrorless for its compact proportions, though, as a new video rig made by the folks at Cinoflex nicely demonstrates. Made to shoot a Chevrolet TV commercial, the rig pairs a Sony A7S compact system camera -- one of the smallest full-frame mirrorless...
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Samsung created a roving robot to carry the Galaxy NX smart camera around Europe

Imaging Resource - Do, 21/08/2014 - 20:49
    The Samsung Galaxy NX is a strange breed of a camera, half mirrorless NX camera, half Android device. It comes with a viewfinder, humongous rear screen and quirky interface with as good as no physical buttons. It takes images just as gorgeous as any NX series camera, but it's an entirely different user experience. To be frank, we don't really know quite what it is. Which is probably what most customers feel about the camera, as it's not exactly selling in droves (it currently ranks #7,573 in Amazon's Camera & Photo category.) So...
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Where's the red dot? Leica releases new M-P Digital rangefinder

Digital Photography Review - Do, 21/08/2014 - 18:22

Under the slogan 'Perfect understatement' Leica has quietly released a new M-series rangefinder, the M-P Digital (240). Featuring a full-frame 24MP CMOS sensor and 2GB of built-in RAM, Leica claims that the new M-P digital is 'twice as fast' as the standard M (Typ 240). The original Leica MP (no hypen) announced in 2003, took the film M-series back to its 1950s roots by featuring unflashy ergonomics inspired by the M3. The new model updates the same approach, omitting the iconic Leica red dot. Click through for more details.

Kategorien: Fotografie

Perfection for the pixel-addicted: 200-megapixel Hasselblad H5D-200c Multi Shot debuts

Imaging Resource - Do, 21/08/2014 - 15:09
    With cameras offering 30, 40 or even 50 megapixels now relatively affordable, you might think that the pixel-addicted -- those photographers who need to shoot at extremely high resolution for archival purposes, high-end product photography, and so on -- would be satisfied. You'd be wrong, though. For some purposes, it seems, there's simply no such thing as too many pixels, and that's where Hasselblad's Multi-Shot series cameras come into play. Hasselblad has been making Multi-Shot cameras for years, and the concept behind...
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Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial

Digital Photography Review - Do, 21/08/2014 - 08:01

Film industry accessory manufacturer Cinoflex was recently tasked with rigging up a new Sony a7S mirrorless camera for use on a Chevrolet commercial. After some testing, the Cinoflex Type SA7S Camera System was created to allow the filmmakers to attach the necessary range of auxiliary equipment needed on a high budget commercial shoot. Read more

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'Cities at Night' project puts citizens to work identifying images of Earth

Digital Photography Review - Do, 21/08/2014 - 05:00

Got a few minutes to spare? You've got enough time on your hands to help a group of researchers tackle a massive problem. Cities at Night is a project aiming to recruit help from ordinary citizens in classifying images of Earth at night taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. An effort of Universidad Complutense de Madrid staff and students, their main goal is to better understand and reduce light pollution. See how you can help

Kategorien: Fotografie

Goodbye to a friend: Uwe Steinmueller - 8/8/14

Imaging Resource - Mi, 20/08/2014 - 21:07
  This is a sad and difficult post to write; I just learned yesterday that my friend Uwe Steinmueller passed away from a heart attack, back on the 8th of this month. I can't even remember the first time I met Uwe, but it was at least 10 years ago, at some camera-company event introducing a new model. I subsequently saw him at many similar events and trade shows over the years, and counted him as a friend, although we saw each other only infrequently. Uwe was a person I was always glad to see. Regardless of whatever might have been...
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Pentax 645Z First Shots: Medium-format, maximum image quality—is it time to clean our Still Life scene?

Imaging Resource - Mi, 20/08/2014 - 20:56
    If image quality is a prime consideration for your own photographic endeavors, we have a new camera in our lab right now that will make your heart flutter: the Pentax 645Z. The original Pentax 645D, which made its debut in late 2010, has been our de facto standard for high image quality ever since we first tested it. In fact, its test shots of our Still Life target have served us on many occasions when comparing other cameras' image quality. Instead of walking into our lab to peer closely at the test target, we've just pulled up...
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Lensbaby announces availability of LM-10 Sweet Spot lens for mobile and Sweet 50 optic

Digital Photography Review - Mi, 20/08/2014 - 20:45

Lensbaby has announced that its LM-10 Sweet Spot lens for mobile devices is available immediately through its online store and retailers worldwide. The LM-10 concept was unveiled back in April with a Kickstarter campaign that raised more than twice the amount needed to see the lens go into production. Alongside the LM-10, Lensbaby has also announced the Sweet 50 optic. The Sweet 50, a selective-focus 50mm lens, works with Lensbaby's Optic Swap System and is also available now. Read more

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Nikon issues service advisory about “bright spots” in D810 photos

Imaging Resource - Mi, 20/08/2014 - 20:02
Uh-oh. It appears that Nikon is having trouble with the sensor in one of its cameras again. After the D600 sensor spot issue which brought much heat upon the digital camera manufacturer, Nikon now seems to have issues with the sensor inside the D810 which, reportedly, produces "bright spots" in photos under certain conditions. According to a recently published service advisory, some users of the D810 reported bright spots appearing in photos taken at long exposure times or at an image area setting of 1.2x (30x20). Nikon admits that the problem exists, and...
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Google Photo Sphere now available for iOS

Digital Photography Review - Mi, 20/08/2014 - 19:40

Google's Photo Sphere feature for capturing 360° spheric panoramas was launched in 2012 with the camera app in Android 4.2. Since then it has only been available for devices running Google's mobile OS - until now. The Photo Sphere team at Google has just launched a version for Apple's iOS devices, dramatically increasing the potential user base of its app. Read more

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“Recipes” photo series captures ingredients floating in mid-air

Imaging Resource - Mi, 20/08/2014 - 18:56
Cookbooks usually all follow a similar recipe (pun intended). In the vast majority of cases, they consist of more or less professionally taken images of dishes, along with a list of ingredients and a set of instruction on how to prepare them. Alternative approaches to this classic way of illustrating recipes are rare. German designer Nora Luther and photographer Pavel Becker decided to approach the topic of preparing meals a littel differently. For their apty titled series "Recipes," the two chose to display the ingredients of a dish, in the exact quantities...
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