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Sony camera app lets you trigger your camera with a wave of your hand

Imaging Resource - Do, 23/04/2015 - 21:57
    Sony has released Touchless Shutter, a new app that allows you to trigger your Sony camera without touching it at all. Rather than pressing the shutter button or using a remote trigger, you simply wave your hand in front of your camera’s eye proximity sensor and the shutter will fire. For those using the functionality in bulb mode for long exposures, you simply place your hand in front of the sensor twice to start and once more when you want the camera shutter to close. Sony isn’t the first to utilize this method of triggering...
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Free Download: VSCO Film Pack 00 includes Tri-X and Kodak Gold Film presets

Digital Photography Review - Do, 23/04/2015 - 21:55

Who doesn't love free stuff? Visual Supply Co has been churning out Photoshop and Lightroom-compatible film presets for some time now. To date, they've released seven different 'Film Packs' each containing presets that mimic both classic and contemporary film stocks. Now, they're offering one for free. Read more

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Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon 35mm f/2

Digital Photography Review - Do, 23/04/2015 - 21:39

China-based manufacturer Yongnuo has produced what looks like a near-clone of Canon's well-liked EF 35mm f/2, a lens that dates back to 1990. With a couple of minor exceptions (one of which being the brand name on the front of the lens) the Yongnuo lens looks very similar to Canon's 25-year-old prime, but at an attractive price of ~$115. Read more

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Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10

Digital Photography Review - Do, 23/04/2015 - 20:26

DPReview attended the NAB 2015 show in Las Vegas recently, where we had an opportunity to sit down with Chuck Westfall, Technical Advisor for Canon U.S.A.'s Professional Engineering and Solutions Division. The main topic of conversation was Canon's new XC10 hybrid video/stills camera, which made its first public appearance at the show. Read more

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Canon USA video shares the science behind its 4K optics

Imaging Resource - Do, 23/04/2015 - 19:30
    Canon USA has posted an informational  video to YouTube that dives into the process and technologies behind its growing line of 4K lenses. Just shy of three and a half minutes long, the video breaks down the four main components that determine the quality of most any lens: resolving power, contrast ratio, lateral chromatic aberration and modulation transfer function. If you don’t know what one or more of those are, don’t worry. The video breaks down each aspect into more simple terms and explains how they affect the image...
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Apple patent hints at super resolution camera mode

Digital Photography Review - Do, 23/04/2015 - 18:00

Olympus and Pentax have introduced cameras with sensor-shift-driven resolution modes designed to maximize the amount of information collected by their sensors. Apple has also patented a similar system, using an optical image stabilization system to create and combine multiple exposures into a higher resolution image. Read more

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Sony introduces two updated zoom lenses for its A-mount camera systems

Imaging Resource - Do, 23/04/2015 - 17:16
    Today, Sony lifted the veil on two new Zeiss zoom lenses to add to its lineup of A-mount glass. The two new lenses are the standard zoom 24–70mm F2.8 ZA SSM II and the wide-angle zoom 16–35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II. Both the 24–70mm F2.8 ZA SSM II and 16–35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II rely on the same optical formula as their predecessors. However, as similar as they are in build, a number of improvements have been made across the board, making them more than worthy enough of their ‘Mark II’ nomenclature. The first difference is an improved...
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Sony updates 24-70 and 16-35mm A-mount Zeiss lenses with improved AF and image quality

Digital Photography Review - Do, 23/04/2015 - 16:00

As promised last November, Sony has announced two new full-frame A-mount lenses. Compared to their 2008-vintage predecessors the Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II and 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM II feature improved image quality, less ghosting and flare, and a four-fold improvement in subject tracking speed, according to Sony. Another addition are seals that should make these lenses dust and water resistant. More details

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Be willing to bail on your ideas

Imaging Resource - Do, 23/04/2015 - 14:57
    When things appear to be going wrong in a photograph—by that I mean, something you don’t want to happen—things may actually be going right. It’s perfectly natural to have a rigid idea of what you want a picture to be. Lots of great photographs are made by photographers with a preconceived vision. But it’s important to let all that go of that when things unexpectedly shift in front of your camera. I photographed the girls in this photograph for the book Siblings I did with the author, Anna Quindlen, several years ago. I wanted a...
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This week's sponsor: Beagle

A List Apart - Do, 23/04/2015 - 13:40

Thanks to Beagle? for sponsoring A List Apart this week. Take a look at their tools to help you save time, collaborate with your team, and create more effective proposals.

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Internetagentur-Ranking 2015: Digitalagenturen: Neue BVDW-Rangliste erschienen - Do, 23/04/2015 - 11:36
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Die deutschen Full-Service-Digitalagenturen erwirtschafteten nach der neuen BVDW-Rangliste Honorarumsätze von über 1,2 Milliarden Euro. Das entspricht einem Umsatzwachstum von 15,5 Prozent im Vergleich zum Vorjahr. Auch die Anzahl der Arbeitsplätze stieg.

Der Bundesverband Digitale Wirtschaft (BVDW) hat heute seine jährliche Agentur-Rangliste vorgelegt. Hiernach erwirtschafteten die deutschen Full-Service-Digitalagenturen im Geschäftsjahr 2014 Honorarumsätze von 1,218 Milliarden Euro. Das entspricht einem Umsatzwachstum von 15,5 Prozent im Vergleich zum Vorjahr. Allein die nach Umsatz größten 50 der dieses Mal 231 meldenden Unternehmen setzten im vergangenen Jahr rund 861,5 Millionen Euro um (+16,4 Prozent).

Dabei stieg auch die Anzahl der Arbeitsplätze in…


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Ricoh’s flagship Pentax K-3 II APS-C DSLR is better for sports, in the studio, and once the sun sets

Imaging Resource - Mi, 22/04/2015 - 23:00
    It's no secret that the Pentax K-3 is one of our favorite APS-C DSLRs in the last couple of years. Now, brand owner Ricoh follows up with the Pentax K-3 II, a DSLR that takes the best of its previous enthusiast-grade flagship, and makes some very important changes that will benefit sports, studio, available-light and astrophotographers, as well as those who just want their photos geotagged. The heart and soul of the Pentax K-3 is still here. The Pentax K-3 II sports the exact same weather-sealed magnesium-alloy body with its...
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Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II

Digital Photography Review - Mi, 22/04/2015 - 23:00

The Pentax K-3 II is a modest update to its predecessor, but that doesn't mean that its new features are insignificant. While faster autofocus and more shake reduction is great, we're most excited about the Pixel Shift Resolution feature. While we can't share any samples photographs yet, we can give you an overview of what's new with the K-3 II. Read more

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Ricoh unveils Pentax K-3 II with Pixel Shift Resolution mode

Digital Photography Review - Mi, 22/04/2015 - 23:00

Ricoh has just launched the Pentax K-3 II semi-pro DSLR with an improved image stabilization system that drives a new Pixel Shift Resolution feature. Retaining its predecessor's 24MP sensor, 27-point AF system, and durable construction, the K-3 II now offers sensor-shift IS with a claimed 4.5 stops of shake reduction. Read more

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Kipon adapter to allow AF with Canon lenses on Micro Four Thirds bodies

Digital Photography Review - Mi, 22/04/2015 - 22:54

Chinese lens adapter manufacturer Kipon has announced plans to introduce the first adapter that allows AF operation when a Canon EF or EF-S lens is attached to a Micro Four Thirds camera body. Previous adapters have either been entirely manual or, more lately, offered aperture control, but the Shanghai-based company has said that its next model will allow full frame and APS-C EOS system lenses to focus automatically too. Read more

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Sigma service notice advises of Canon 750D and 760D Live View issue

Digital Photography Review - Mi, 22/04/2015 - 20:39

Sigma has issued a service notice advising that some of its Canon mount interchangeable lenses cannot be used with Live Mode on the Canon EOS Rebel T6s (760D) and the Canon EOS Rebel T6i (750D). Lens owners will receive a free firmware update to fix the problem, though the company has not provided a timeframe for when the update is expected. Both current and discontinued lens models are affected by this issue. Read more

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Adobe Camera Raw 9 released with Merge to HDR and Panorama features

Digital Photography Review - Mi, 22/04/2015 - 20:15

With the launch of Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC, Adobe has released Camera Raw 9 with some of the some added features. Merge to HDR and Panorama are now available in ACR, using Raw image data to automatically assemble HDR and panoramic images, which are output as DNG files. This eliminates the need to edit files before merging them in Photoshop. Read more

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Zeiss offers full-frame E-mount 'Batis' 25mm F2 and 85mm F1.8 lenses

Digital Photography Review - Mi, 22/04/2015 - 19:33

Zeiss has revealed two new full-frame lenses for Sony's E-mount system, the Batis 2/25 and 1.8/85. They offer autofocus, and are the first Zeiss-produced FE-style lenses to do so. Each lens barrel contains an OLED displaying focus distance and depth of field. A linear motor AF drive keeps operation quiet, and both lenses are sealed against dust and moisture. Read more

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Adobe Camera Raw 9 update brings performance boost and features of Lightroom CC/6

Imaging Resource - Mi, 22/04/2015 - 19:32
    Adobe has followed up the announcement of Lightroom CC/6 with the official release of Adobe Camera Raw 9.0. As has been the trend for many years, Adobe Camera Raw has received the main feature points of Adobe Lightroom CC/6, including the boost in performance, RAW panorama stitching, RAW HDR blending and, of course, updated support for a number of cameras and lenses. To recap from Lightroom CC/6’s coverage from yesterday, Adobe Camera Raw 9.0 is now capable of utilizing your computer’s GPU card, giving you much more horsepower...
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Speed boost: Sony SLT-A77 II review posted

Digital Photography Review - Mi, 22/04/2015 - 17:26

The Sony SLT-A77 II uses that company's translucent mirror technology in combination with an AF system that Sony claims is dramatically improved over its predecessor. It boasts 12fps continuous shooting with AF, not to mention a 24MP sensor, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, 2.4M dot OLED viewfinder and a tiliting/swiveling LCD. We put its impressive AF claims to the test. Read review

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