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Google Camera app for Android adds slightly dubious, Lytro-like refocusing, depth-of-field effects

Imaging Resource - Mi, 16/04/2014 - 22:43
    Do you have a Google Android smartphone or tablet running Android 4.4+ KitKat or higher, or are you willing to root and install a third-party ROM to get it? If so, you can also have the company's just released Google Camera app, which overhauls the user interface yet again, and adds a new, Lytro-like post-capture depth-of-field effect. At the moment, Android 4.4 KitKat is only available on a fairly limited number of devices, although that should be improving over time. Of the devices I have at my disposal, only one is on KitKat:...
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Kategorien: Fotografie

See better, carry easier: Fuji releases X-T1, X100 accessories

Imaging Resource - Mi, 16/04/2014 - 20:53
    If you own a Fuji X100s, X100, or the recently-launched Fuji X-T1, then you'll find a raft of accessories released by the company today to be of interest. A new conversion lens for the X100-series cameras will help you bring distant subjects closer, while a selection of grips help you hone your hold on the Fuji X-T1. And best of all, there's an eyecup accessory for the X-T1 that answers one of the few concerns we uncovered in the first Shooter's Report section in our ongoing Fuji X-T1 review. But first, the conversion lens....
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Canon G1 X Mark II First Impressions Review

Digital Photography Review - Mi, 16/04/2014 - 20:30

Canon's PowerShot G1 X Mark II is an intriguing update. It keeps the 1.5"-type sensor from its predecessor, but adds a faster processor, longer and brighter lens, tilting LCD, dual control rings and has Wi-Fi with NFC. The big change for 2014 is no more optical viewfinder. Our first impressions review covers the usual aspects of the camera (Controls, Body and Design, etc.), but also has our Shooting Experience report where we talk about it handles in the real-world. Learn more

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Behind the scenes: The design process that led to the creation of the Olympus E-M10

Imaging Resource - Mi, 16/04/2014 - 20:16
    Shortly after the CP+ show in Yokohama last February, I was able to visit Olympus' R&D headquarters in Hachioji, Japan, where I had the privilege of extensive discussions with the heads of a number of deparments there. One very interesting presentation was by Mr. Setsuya Kataoka, General Manager of the Product Development Department 1, R&D Division, who described the series of steps involved in bringing the recently released Olympus OM-D E-M10 camera design from concept to reality. At IR, we often see so-called "wood block"...
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A List Apart - Mi, 16/04/2014 - 17:48

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Panasonic patents light-field sensor with high-res capture

Imaging Resource - Mi, 16/04/2014 - 17:41
    2013 was a dead year for light field photography, but 2014 is already showing promise. The latest news: Panasonic just earned a patent on a sensor that captures full-resolution 2D photos as well as light-field depth information. The trouble that many photographers had with the original Lytro light-field camera was that the effective resolution was just too low (about 1 megapixel) for anything beyond very casual use. There were plenty of pixels on the sensor, but the design traded off most of the “flat” resolution in order to...
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Google applies for patent on contact lens with built-in camera

Imaging Resource - Mi, 16/04/2014 - 16:00
    Disappointed that you missed your chance to buy Google Glass during yesterday’s limited-time sale? Or just bummed out that the future of mobile photography might lie in a face computer that makes anyone look like a doofus? Good news: Google is already working on a way to stick a camera right on your eyeball. The US Patent and Trade Office recently published an application from Google, filed in 2012, concerning smart contact lenses with built-in cameras. It’s still a hypothetical product—there’s not even a working prototype. But...
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Tired of that chintzy camera strap? These custom straps combine function and beauty

Imaging Resource - Mi, 16/04/2014 - 12:02
    All over the web these days, you can find dozens of styles of camera straps. There are straps with "rapid" sliders, carabiners and clamps, straps with polka dots and stripes and cutesy cats, and lots and lots of clunky, cobbled-together, artsy, hipster straps, homemade by someone who has probably never so much as held a camera. This is different. It's just a strap. It's just a subtle, discreet strap made of soft, silky, luscious-smelling cabretta leather. It's just a strap made the exact length I needed, with the exact...
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Fuji adds grips, grip strap, and extended eye-cup accessories for X-T1

Digital Photography Review - Mi, 16/04/2014 - 06:09

Fujifilm UK has announced a host of accessories for its X-T1 mirrorless cameras. These include two extra accessory grips for the X-T1, which build on the features offered by the MHG-style grips already available for the X-series cameras. The MHG-XT Small and Large offer a choice grip sizes and include integrated Arca-Swiss compatible flanges, as well as full-time access to the battery port. Other accessories include a deeper viewfinder eye-cup and a handgrip-style strap that's compatible across the X-mount range. Pricing and availability dates have not yet been announced.

Kategorien: Fotografie

Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S

Digital Photography Review - Mi, 16/04/2014 - 06:00

Fujifilm has formally announced the TCL-X100, a 1.4x teleconverter for the X100 and X100S that was first shown at CP+ back in February. The converter brings the focal length up to 33mm (50mm equiv.) and features an HT-EBC coating to reduce flare. Owners of the X100 and X100S will need to update their firmware in order to take advantage of the TCL-X100. The teleconverter will be available this May in your choice of black or silver for $349.99.

Kategorien: Fotografie

Google applies for contact lens camera patent

Digital Photography Review - Mi, 16/04/2014 - 03:00

If you are the kind of person who gets uncomfortable at the thought of somebody recording you on Google Glass, the search company's latest patent application will probably make you feel even more uneasy. In January Google announced its smart contact lens project and now has filed a patent application for a micro camera module to go with the smart lenses. Learn more

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Sony releases update for QX10 and QX100 lens modules

Digital Photography Review - Mi, 16/04/2014 - 02:00

Sony has released a firmware update for its QX10 and QX100 camera modules that bring a couple of improvements. The shutter button can now be used to pre-focus with a half-press which allows you to focus and recompose with the QX modules just like you would do with any digital camera. Learn more

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Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK

Digital Photography Review - Di, 15/04/2014 - 22:00

We all know the situation just too well. You're out shooting with your DSLR or mirrorless camera when you decide to swap lenses and have no idea where you've put the lens cap for the lens that's mounted on your camera body. Usually it's in the very last place you look for it. In the worst case scenario you never find it at all. Two Canadian designers have a solution to this problem. Learn more

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Already exhausted your holiday budget? Come travel to Doha, Qatar in this amazing hyperlapse video!

Imaging Resource - Di, 15/04/2014 - 21:24
Travelling the world is a dream many of us share, but only few ever see come true. What keeps most of us from simply dropping everything and setting out on a journey across the globe, besides job and family commitments, is the sheer lack of financial resources to do so. But even if our holiday budgets are already exhausted, there's still an easy way to get to see other places. Thanks to the internet and travelers who take their cameras with them, we can catch a glimpse at exotic locations comfortably from our computers – free of charge. One of the most...
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Cast your votes for winners in 11th annual Smithsonian Photo Contest

Imaging Resource - Di, 15/04/2014 - 18:56
      Photo: Eko Adiyanto. Natural World category. What’s not to love about a photo contest where the people get to vote for their favorites? The finalists in the 11th annual Smithsonian Photo Contest were announced last week, and voting is open through May 6, 2014. A total of 60 photos were nominated for awards in six categories, including the natural world, travel, people, Americana, altered images, and a new category, mobile. The finalists were selected from more than 50,000...
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Flash-photography guru Joe McNally shares lighting tips in Nikon video series

Imaging Resource - Di, 15/04/2014 - 18:00
    We’re in an era where cameras can almost see in the dark, and as a result, the art of adding light to a scene is under-appreciated. But when the student is ready to turn down that ISO dial, the teacher will appear. Nikon just posted the second in a series of lighting tutorials with brand ambassador and flash-photography guru Joe McNally. In this installment, McNally offers up some tips on how to make the most of a studio session with limited lighting equipment—just two Speedlights and a diffuser, in this...
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Photographs of the ‘Oldest Living Things in the World’ collected in new book

Imaging Resource - Di, 15/04/2014 - 16:25
    Looking at a photograph is a bit like traveling back in time. The time-travel might be to the moment when the photo was taken—or might be even further back, to some unspecified instant in the course of the subject’s time on earth. Artist Rachel Sussman takes us back at least 2,000 years with her new book, The Oldest Living Things in the World. Since 2004, Sussman has traveled around the world to photograph ancient plant life, from lichens in Greenland that grow barely one centimeter every hundred years, to predatory fungus in...
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Compact smartphone shootout: Sony vs HTC vs Samsung

Digital Photography Review - Di, 15/04/2014 - 16:06

Most manufacturers of Android devices have designed smaller versions of their flagship smartphones to cater to those user who prefer more pocketable devices. In this shootout we pit three of those models against each other: the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, HTC One Mini and Samsung Galaxy S4 MiniLearn more

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Kameraversicherungen: Kameraversicherungen sind oft Nepp

dasauge.de - Di, 15/04/2014 - 14:10
Fotografin mit Spiegelreflex-Kamera (Archivbild)

Noch mehr als bei anderen Versicherungen sollte man sich eine Kameraversicherung sehr genau überlegen, denn die vermeintliche finanzielle Absicherung der Ausrüstung ist manchmal keine.

Die Zeitschrift „c’t Digitale Fotografie“ hat in ihrer aktuellen Ausgabe 15 Anbieter und deren teils überraschende Versicherungs­klauseln unter die Lupe genommen. Speziell bei günstigen Kameras steht die Prämienhöhe oft in keiner Relation zum Wert der Kamera. Zudem schränken die Anbieter den Versicherungsschutz durch Ausschlüsse teilweise erheblich ein. Bitte nicht nachts stehlen Einen Grundschutz für die Kamera enthält die Hausratversicherung. Dieser Schutz ist allerdings sehr lückenhaft: Wird die…

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Pulitzer Prize 2014 winners announced for photography

Digital Photography Review - Di, 15/04/2014 - 08:00

Two New York Times photographers are honored with Pulitzer Prizes in photojournalism this year. Tyler Hicks takes the award for Breaking News Photography for his work documenting a terrorist attack at a mall in Kenya, and Josh Haner's photos of a Boston Marathon bombing survivor take the top award in Feature Photography. Five finalists also receive recognition for their contributions to photojournalism in 2014. Read more

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