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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV added to studio test scene comparison

Digital Photography Review - vor 8 Stunden 9 Minuten

UPDATED: We've added low light results to our studio test for the RX100 IV. Sony's latest RX100, the Cyber-shot RX100 IV, brings the manufacturer's stacked CMOS sensor design to the 1"-type sensor size for the first time. The 20MP chip, also in the Cyber-shot RX10 II, pushes all the pixel circuitry onto a separate layer, creating room for high-speed processing within the chip. See how it performs in our studio test scene. Read more

Kategorien: Fotografie

Moon video recorded with 83x zoom Nikon Coolpix P900 shows Earth's rotation

Digital Photography Review - vor 9 Stunden 57 Minuten

With a 2000mm equivalent zoom range, the Nikon Coolpix P900 leads the current ultrazoom class in terms of reach. While there's no question that the camera has an impressive zoom range, a nature photographer based in Germany has made it ever-so-obvious just how powerful this little ultrazoom is. His YouTube video of the moon shows that at 83x optical zoom the magnification is so powerful, the rotation of the Earth is easily seen as the subject drifts through the frame. Read more

Kategorien: Fotografie

Meyer Optik to bring back soap-bubble-bokeh Trioplan lens via Kickstarter

Digital Photography Review - Mo, 29/06/2015 - 22:25

Following a successful Kickstar campaign, German optical manufacturer Meyer Optik is set to reintroduce a lens from 1916 that was famous for its unique 'soap-bubble' bokeh. The company hoped to raise $50,000 to fund production of a new Trioplan 100mm F2.8 lens, but at the time of writing pledges have reached $124,000 with the best part of a month still to go. Read more

Kategorien: Fotografie

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV real-world sample gallery posted

Digital Photography Review - Mo, 29/06/2015 - 21:57

Announced earlier this month, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV is the latest in that manufacturer's line of popular enthusiast compacts. It ushers into the lineup a new sensor design, offering a stacked 1" type 20MP CMOS sensor, and carries over from its predecessor a 24-70mm equivalent F1.8-2.8 lens. See what the camera's capable of in the real world. See gallery

Kategorien: Fotografie

Wedding photography workflow tips from Ryan Brenizer

Imaging Resource - Mo, 29/06/2015 - 21:56
As much work goes into a wedding shoot, the most time consuming aspect of any wedding event is post-production. Wedding photographers rarely shoot less than 1,000 images for an event and when it comes to backing up, sorting through, editing and delivering the images, the hours can add up quickly leaving you spending more time at your desk than behind your camera. To help break down the basics of post-production for wedding photography is NYC wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer, who shoots 65 weddings per year on average. In partnership with B&H, Brenizer has...
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Kategorien: Fotografie

The chaos of nature and humanity: We unveil our May prize winners for our Photo of the Day contest

Imaging Resource - Mo, 29/06/2015 - 21:25
The Photo of the Day judges at Imaging Resource enjoy both the beautiful and the serene as elements in a great photograph, perhaps as a needed respite from our chaotic work days. As such, many of our winners and runner's-up from this year have fallen into these categories, as our faithful contest followers and participants can knowingly attest. May's voting results shake things up in our contest, bringing a bit of balancing chaos to the tranquility and perhaps as a testament to Spring, the most volatile season of all. We start with one of our long-time contributors, Mike DiRenzo and his...
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Kategorien: Fotografie

Apple's dual-camera technology rumored to be nearing completion

Digital Photography Review - Mo, 29/06/2015 - 20:29

According to a report from BusinessWeekly Taiwan, Apple's rumored dual camera technology for an upcoming iPhone is getting closer to becoming a reality. The article states that Apple has been working on the dual-lens technology for three years, but until recently has been hindered by a number of issues, including image blur and supplier inadequacies. Read more

Kategorien: Fotografie

Fujifilm X-T1 users to get significant boost in autofocus performance and function

Digital Photography Review - Mo, 29/06/2015 - 15:31

UPDATE: Fujifilm's new firmware for the X-T1 is now available. It promises to overhaul autofocusing performance and 'introduces a new AF system' to this X-series flagship body. Firmware 4.00 aims to take significant steps towards solving issues with moving subjects and focusing in low contrast conditions. Read more

Kategorien: Fotografie

Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison

Digital Photography Review - Mo, 29/06/2015 - 13:00

When the Zeiss 85mm F1.4 Otus rolled into our office in both Canon and Nikon mounts, we knew what had to be done. We proudly present to you the 85mm F1.4 Otus, one of the nicest things we've ever held, mounted on the 5DS R and the Nikon D810 for your peeping pleasure. You can even see how it compares with an old Canon EF 85mm F1.8... Read on

Kategorien: Fotografie

Readers' Showcase: Raiatea Arcuri

Digital Photography Review - So, 28/06/2015 - 13:00

Raiatea Arcuri is an avid landscape photographer who maintains a website, a blog of tutorials and gear reviews, and is constantly expanding his online portfolio. His work will soon be on display at a gallery on the Big Island of Hawaii, where he calls home. Did we mention he's only 17? Take a look at his work and read more about his journey into photography. See gallery

Kategorien: Fotografie

Lens tests for the REAL real world: Why LensRentals are the only people in the world who can do this

Imaging Resource - So, 28/06/2015 - 05:25
    Our friends at LensRentals have a pretty special operation. They not only rent a pool of thousands of lenses to photographers all over the US, they have some of the most sophisticated lens-testing equipment on the planet. One incredible machine ("OLAF") was custom-built to their specifications by an optical test equipment manufacturer. OLAF alone cost them $500,000, but they felt the investment was worth it, not only to be able to ensure that lenses are in proper condition when they send them out to customers, but also to be able...
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Kategorien: Fotografie

Tamron issues service advisory for lenses used on Canon 5DS, 5DsR cameras

Imaging Resource - Sa, 27/06/2015 - 16:14
Tamron USA has issued a service advisory regarding select Tamron lenses due to an issue that was causing autofocus issues used on Canon EOS 5DS and 5DSR cameras. In the advisory, Tamron says, ‘we have learned that the AF functions of the following interchangeable lenses for Canon do not function in Live View mode when used on the EOS 5Ds and EOS 5DsR which went on sale in June 2015.’ Below are a list of the affected lenses: SP 15–30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012) SP 70–200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009) SP 150–600mm F/5–6.3 Di VC USD (Model...
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Kategorien: Fotografie

Vantage Point: The aviation photography of Jon Pece

Digital Photography Review - Sa, 27/06/2015 - 13:00

'Some people use a tripod,' laughs Jon Pece, 'I used a KC-135 as a camera support.' The photographer has been afforded a unique perspective thanks to a long career as a military and commercial pilot. With his camera at his side and an eye for graphic elements and repeating patterns, Pece has produced a stunning portfolio of meticulous scenics. Read our Q&A and check out his work. See gallery

Kategorien: Fotografie

Polaroid Cube+ adds Wi-Fi and two bright new color options

Digital Photography Review - Fr, 26/06/2015 - 19:18

Polaroid has added a new member to its Cube camera family: the Cube+. Introduced at CE Week 2015 in New York, the Cube+ includes Wi-Fi, which is not included in the original model. As with the first generation, the Cube+ can record 1080p video and uses a single-button design. Read more

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Firmware Friday makes Sony A6000, A7-series faster; Big updates from Samsung, Fuji, Sigma and Tamron

Imaging Resource - Fr, 26/06/2015 - 19:00
    After a brief hiatus last week, Firmware Friday returns today with big news from Fujifilm, Samsung, Sigma, Sony, and Tamron. It's quite a list of updates that we have for you today, so without any further ado, let's get to it! Sony A7, A7R, A7S and A6000 We'll start with Sony, whose new firmware for the Alpha A7, A7R, A7S and A6000 earns it the award for most updates from a single manufacturer this time around. In all four cases, the most exciting news is a claimed 30% increase in startup speed, reducing the time you'll...
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On Our Radar: Precious Humans

A List Apart - Fr, 26/06/2015 - 17:10

Molly Holzschlag is a great educator, tough fighter, and vital friend of what folks are now calling “the open web,” and she needs our help.

Molly Holzchlag and Jeffrey Zeldman.

She took over as project leader when I left The Web Standards Project in 2002. In that role, Molly did hugely important (and often thanklessly unheralded) work bringing improved compliance, plus a renewed respect for web standards, to some famously intractable browser companies. She also directed The Web Standards Project’s important and multi-dimensional educational outreach effort.

Between those efforts, her two decades of public speaking, and the dozens of web development books she has written, Molly has contributed meaningfully to the foundational thinking and understanding of tens of thousands of web developers, designers, and engineers. If you don’t know her name and her work, you don’t fully understand this industry.

Molly has been diagnosed with chronic pancytopenia, a life-threatening blood disorder, and her insurance is about to disappear. She’ll need the support of friends and strangers to afford lifesaving blood treatments and medications. Pray for her, chant for her, help her if you can. —Jeffrey Zeldman, founder and publisher

Your weekend reading
  1. I’m a big fan of the Library of Congress Flickr feed (mostly for the old-timey photographs of the type that Shorpy cleans up and posts) and recently they’ve been posting old graphic posters from the collection. Like this poster for a 1938 photography exhibition in New York City. The description for each piece links back to the Library of Congress, where they often have very high-resolution images available to download. —Mike Pick, creative director and designer
  2. This week, Wired talked up new startup Doxa, which aims to use an “OKCupid-like” algorithm to match women with tech companies where they’re likely to thrive. It’s an interesting approach to getting beyond “diversity” percentages, and it’s nice to see Wired lead with the truth: “Tech has a diversity problem.” But I was more convinced by Danilo Campos’s take: that “shoving underrepresented people into the existing startup order”—even using smart algorithms—won’t make those organizations actually ready to support diverse employees. “If you’re serving at a place where no one in leadership understands your needs, getting accommodation for those needs can become challenging—or even alienating, when you’re misunderstood,” he writes. In other words, crunching survey data to help women find a better fit might be nice, but real change happens when leadership teams are as diverse as the people they’re trying to hire. —Sara Wachter-Boettcher, editor-in-chief
  3. Richard Rutter has Kickstarted a book he’s writing on web typography. I remember first reading an article Richard wrote for us on the topic back in 2007, and this book has been in the works since before then. Richard lives and breathes this stuff: he helped set up Fontdeck, and has also run several installations of Ampersand Conference. I have a feeling this book is going to be the canonical reference on web typography for years to come. —Anna Debenham, technical editor
  4. I was doing some reading on SVG this week for a project we’re working on. I came across Jake Giltsoff‘s SVG on the Web, a single-purpose site outlining the use of the SVG format. Giltsoff went into quite a bit of depth, addressing the use of SVG as an image type from a development perspective, and responsive approaches to using the format. It’s a bookmark-worthy resource for in-depth or at-a-glance referencing. —Erin Lynch, production manager
  5. I was privileged to hear Leslie Jensen-Inman speak last week, and she explained how adding a single question to the daily stand-ups at Center Centre has helped the team create an environment that is enthusiastically supportive of ongoing learning. “What is the most important thing I learned since the last time we met and how will what I learned change the way I approach things in the future?” In Leslie’s Meet for Learning, she goes into more detail about the ways this open-ended question has changed their work culture for the better. —Aaron Parkening, project manager
Overheard in ALA Slack “I watched a chipmunk suck water out of my friend’s Camelback at the Grand Canyon.” Your Friday gif
Kategorien: Webdesign

Week in review: Lights in the sky

Digital Photography Review - Fr, 26/06/2015 - 14:00

Mother Nature put on a show for us this week when the Northern Lights dipped down into our part of the country. But around here it's been fireworks for the past couple of weeks, with plenty of new product introductions and exciting review samples rolling in the door. Let's reflect, shall we? Read more

Kategorien: Fotografie

Design-Gehaltsreport 2014: Höhen und Tiefen - Fr, 26/06/2015 - 08:47
„Design-Honorar- und ?Gehaltsreport 2014“ (Dokumentations-Titelblatt)

Designer können sehr viel Geld verdienen, gehören aber dennoch in der Regel nicht zu den Spitzenverdienern. Dies ist eines der Ergebnisse des jährlichen Design-Gehaltreports, der in diesem Jahr erstmals auch Industriedesigner umfasst.

Der bislang vom Bund Deutscher Kommunikationsdesigner (BDG) jährlich erstellte „Design-Honorar- und ?Gehaltsreport“ entstand in diesem Jahr erstmals auch unter der Beteiligung des Verbands Deutscher Industriedesigner (VDID) und des österreichischen Verbandes designaustria. „Designer sind eine Wirtschaftsmacht!“ Wie immer im Rahmen einer Online-Umfrage wurden dieses Mal rund 4.280 Fragebögen ausgefüllt, allerdings oft nicht vollständig, sodass etwa die Aussagen zur wirtschaftlichen Situation in Deutschland…


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Tamron and Sigma offer firmware update service for Canon EOS 5DS/5DS R live view issues

Digital Photography Review - Do, 25/06/2015 - 22:59

Tamron and Sigma have both announced updates for their lenses to provide full compatibility with Canon's EOS 5DS and 5DS R models. Both firmware updates refer to behavior in live view shooting, something that has also caused problems in the Rebel T6s and T6i. This suggests that Canon's latest models feature a change in the way they drive lenses. Read more

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Olympus E-M5 II Review: Is this the best argument yet for the Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera?

Imaging Resource - Do, 25/06/2015 - 21:56
    Early in 2012, Olympus took its mirrorless camera line in a new direction with the enthusiast-friendly OM-D E-M5. Now, as we complete our Olympus E-M5 II review, it's time for us to cast judgement on the camera which takes the OM-D series to the next level with an ever more feature-packed design. Sporting upgrades throughout -- including a spectacularly impressive new multi-shot high resolution mode which merits an entire page to itself in our review -- the Olympus E-M5 II understandably generated a lot of excitement when...
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