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Is Fuji preparing a far-reaching X-mount travel zoom?

Imaging Resource - vor 12 Stunden 10 Minuten
    The folks over at Mirrorless Rumors today picked up news of an interesting development from Fujifilm, courtesy of a recently-published patent application. Filed last December and published a little less than a fortnight ago, the patent application shows the design for an 18-250mm f/3.6-6.5 zoom lens for X-mount cameras, says Mirrorless Rumors administrator Ale. The full US patent application, number 2014/0098426, is available for viewing online if you're in the mood for lots of arcane detail. The basic optical formula of...
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Just a few more minutes of winter: tips for shooting snow sports with photographer Brett Wilhelm

Imaging Resource - vor 12 Stunden 48 Minuten
    Winter is finally over. That’s great news for most of us, but winter sports fanatics might still be looking for ways to stay slope-side just a little bit longer. Here are your last two-and-a-half minutes of snow for the next six months. Photographer and videographer Brett Wilhelm regularly covers skiing and snowboarding events (among others) and he’s filmed himself working a couple of snowboard halfpipe events for your edification.   Like many sports photographers, he keeps two cameras on and ready to shoot at all...
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Nikon Coolpix P340 real-world samples gallery

Digital Photography Review - Di, 22/04/2014 - 20:58

The Coolpix P340 is Nikon's latest pocket enthusiast camera, featuring a large 1/1.7", 12.2-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, full manual controls (P, S, A, M) and Raw image capture. The P340 has a versatile 5x (24-120mm equivalent) wide-angle to telephoto zoom range plus 10x Dynamic Fine Zoom and a fast F1.8 maximum aperture lens with Lens Shift VR image stabilization. We've spent a few days shooting with it to see if these specs add up to impressive performance. See gallery

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Nokia device division may become 'Microsoft Mobile'

Digital Photography Review - Di, 22/04/2014 - 20:54

Microsoft is in the process of acquiring Nokia's Devices and Services division, and in March both companies confirmed the $7.2 billion deal would be closed by the end of April. Now Windows Mobile Power User got hold of a leaked letter which Nokia supposedly had sent out to its suppliers in Finland. In the letter it says that the name of Nokia Oyj will change to Microsoft Mobile Oy. Learn more

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Wanderlust’s Kickstarter-funded large-format film camera to go on sale this summer for $149

Imaging Resource - Di, 22/04/2014 - 18:22
    Medium-format digital cameras are newly “affordable” thanks to the upcoming Pentax 645Z, which will sell for a smooth $8,500 (body-only, of course). But if you’ve ever been tempted by the bounties beyond 35mm and can’t quite afford to spend your house’s down payment, your most affordable option might be the $149 Wanderlust Travelwide. The Travelwide, first funded as a Kickstarter project and set to be released this summer, uses 4 x 5 large-format film—about 13 times the size of a 35mm sensor (or piece of film, of course). The...
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Urbex photog 2e sneaks around decrepit factories, captures excellent low-light images

Imaging Resource - Di, 22/04/2014 - 18:07
    There’s something about abandoned buildings that makes for haunting, otherworldly photographs. Maybe because we spend most our time in spaces that are maintained to at least some degree, neglected structures really are foreign. Instead of sitting at a laptop and poking out dime-store philosophy, urban explorer and photographer "2e" takes his camera out around New York at night, shooting incredible photos of run-down apartment blocks, decrepit factories, and subways forgotten by time. Art and culture site Animal followed 2e for a...
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Lytro takes light field photography to the next level with the Illum camera

Imaging Resource - Di, 22/04/2014 - 13:46
When Lytro announced its first light field camera back in 2011, it set the photography world abuzz with its new technology that permitted a photographer to change the focus point of a photograph after it was taken. The excitement only lasted for a short while though, as the camera didn't really prove to be useful for general photography. Besides its unusually shaped body and lack of controls, the major letdown of the original Lytro camera was its resolution, which couldn't even match most cellphone cameras of the time. Meanwhile, others picked up on the idea...
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Lytro announces Illum light field camera

Digital Photography Review - Di, 22/04/2014 - 13:01

Lytro has unveiled the Illum light field camera, its first new hardware since the original Lytro launched more than two years ago. Like its predecessor, the Illum captures information about the angle from which light has arrived, allowing it to calculate images with different perspective and focus. The biggest change is the use of a much larger sensor: now a 1" type, rather than 1/3" type usually found in smartphones. Learn more

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Q&A with Lytro's CEO and founder on the Illum

Digital Photography Review - Di, 22/04/2014 - 13:01

Before the launch of Lytro's new Illum camera, we spoke with Lytro CEO Jason Rosenthal and Founder and Executive Chairman Ren Ng about the the new product, to find out what's been added and improved over the original Light Field Camera. Learn more

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Blurb collaborates with Amazon to distribute self-published photo books

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

Blurb, an online self-publishing platform for photo books, is announcing a new program that will allow books created with its online tools to be sold on Amazon. Once a book is created through Blurb, authors may choose to create an ISBN, name a price and list the book for sale with the online retailer. Blurb charges a base price per book to cover printing, and Amazon charges a fee based on list price. Profit left over is paid to the author via Paypal. Learn more

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For starters: Nikon D3300 review

Digital Photography Review - Mo, 21/04/2014 - 20:24

Nikon's introduction of the D3300 at this year's CES didn't shake up the industry, but it was still a noteworthy launch. The entry-level 3000 series have been popular with consumers looking to making a first step into more advanced photography, and the 24 megapixel D3300 is the latest generation in that popular line. With 1080/60p HD video capture, 5 fps burst shooting and 700-shot battery life it provides a beginner with some useful tools to experiment with. Is it a clear winner in the entry-level class? Read our full review

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Responsive Design: The Picture Element Comes of Age

A List Apart - Mo, 21/04/2014 - 20:14

Until now, Picturefill supported span-based HTML markup that mimicked a pattern we hoped would one day become a web standard: namely, the picture element and its associated features. Following the hard work of the Responsive Images Community Group (chaired by Filament Group’s own Mat Marquis), we’re pleased to report that there are native picture implementations in development for Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and potentially others!

With this news, this week we released a new version of Picturefill that will make the real picture element work in existing browsers, which means you can start using picture today.

Scott Jehl, Picturefill 2.0: Use the picture element today

 

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Canon G1 X Mark II - sample gallery images posted

Imaging Resource - Mo, 21/04/2014 - 19:56
    Canon's PowerShot G-series has always been a highly popular and stalwart series of compact cameras that cater to the enthusiast crowd and to DSLR owners with pro-level features and controls. With the introduction of the G1 X back in 2012, Canon changed up the game a bit by packing in a larger-than-typical "1.5-inch type" CMOS sensor, which is significantly larger than those found in the typical compact camera. While the original was a litle rough around the edges, the new G1 X Mark II aims to polish things up a bit. Keeping a...
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Panasonic GH4 Image Quality Analysis: See how the new 4K video powerhouse performs with still images

Imaging Resource - Mo, 21/04/2014 - 19:39
    The Panasonic GH4, highly-anticipated successor to the GH3, aims to take the enthusiast and professional video market by storm, but let's not forget it's also a mighty stills camera first and foremost (given that its ergonomics still resemble that classic DSLR-like shape). The Panasonic GH4's got a host of upgrades including a newly designed 16MP Live MOS sensor and a new quad-core Venus Engine 9AHD image processor to create images with improved dynamic range, high ISO performance and better, more accurate color rendition. We're...
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Pentax Film Duplicator helps you scan 35mm and medium-format film quicker

Imaging Resource - Mo, 21/04/2014 - 19:38
    Back at the CP+ tradeshow in Japan last February, Ricoh announced quite a range of new photo gear for its Pentax brand, but perhaps the most interesting for film photographers who haven't transitioned their old photos to digital was the Pentax Film Duplicator. Now, the company has provided a release date for this interesting accessory, and the Japanese media has supplied an expected price. The Pentax Film Duplicator allows you to do the job of digitizing your film using your existing camera and flash. Your camera and lens sit at...
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A travel-sized large-format 4x5 camera?

Digital Photography Review - Mo, 21/04/2014 - 19:00

Ever wanted to shoot with the incredible image quality of large-format 4"x5" film? Well now you can without lugging around a massive view camera. Wanderlust’s Travelwide 4x5 camera is small enough to go wherever you go. At 6.3 x 3.9 x 5 inches and 9.7 ounces it’s relatively compact and definitely lightweight. Constructed of glass-filled ABS plastic, the point-and-shoot camera features a focusing screen, focusing marks on the barrel, and a trio of cold shoe accessory mounts. Learn more

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Sony lens patent hints at bright future for upcoming RX-series camera

Imaging Resource - Mo, 21/04/2014 - 18:26
    The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 and RX100 II have enjoyed wide praise for excellent image quality in a versatile, pocketable package, and 28-100mm f/1.8-4.9 lens certainly played a part. But there's no rest for Sony, as it looks like they're working on an even better lens. Egami dug up a pending patent on a new Sony lens design with a much faster telephoto setting. The focal range is the same, equivalent to 28-100mm (or 10-37mm on a 1-inch sensor), but the aperture is a generous f/2.8 at the telephoto end of the zoom range. It’ll help...
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Enhance your Photoshop proficiency with these 9 quick workflow tips

Imaging Resource - Mo, 21/04/2014 - 18:22
    Still learning the ropes in Photoshop? Learning how to juggle multiple layers is one of the biggest steps you can take to improve your workflow, and SLR Lounge is hosting a guest post from creativeLIVE with some tips to help you on your way. This guide is meant for new-ish users—the kinds of editors who have figured out the power of layers and masks, but still stumble a bit with the execution. Some steps will seem like no-brainers to experienced users—toggling the eye icon to hide layers is one of the first crucial steps to...
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National Geographic editor tells how photography changed her life

Digital Photography Review - Mo, 21/04/2014 - 18:09

Photographer, producer and Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic, Pamela Chen first picked up a camera at around 9 months old. Although she was pointing the camera the wrong way, as children often do, the photo that Chen shares with us in this video is a sweet remembrance. During the video, which is sponsored by Microsoft OneDrive, Chen tells the story of how capturing one blurry photograph when she was a college student changed the course of her life. See video

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Nikon P600 - 60x optical super-zoom hits our lab - First Shots posted

Imaging Resource - Mo, 21/04/2014 - 17:14
    Nikon has been making super-zooms for some time now, with 42x as the go-to optical reach for their popular 500 series line over the past several years. This year, alongside the latest in that series, the Nikon P530, they've also released a whopper in the P600 which bypasses 50x and goes all the way to 60x! (That's a 1440mm eq. optical range for those of you scoring at home.) We'll have you a more thorough series of lab shots shortly, including our standard zoom range series, and in the meantime we've just posted our First Shots...
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