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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 14, 2015 0 comments

The new Zeiss Otus 1.4/28 lens offers users of shorter focal lengths the quality of the ZEISS Otus family for landscapes and architectural photography—or any other images they take with a wide-angle lens. The ZEISS Otus 1.4/28 with ZE (or ZF.2 mount for DSLR cameras from Canon and Nikon) was created for pro photographers and features inner focusing, a dial window and the well-known yellow labeling of the dials for easy legibility. 

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Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 14, 2015 0 comments

Sony just unveiled a compact camera it hopes will put the power of a full-frame DSLR in the palm of your hand. Called the RX1R II (full model name is the DSC-RX1RM2), the pocket-sized camera squeezes a 42.4-megapixel, back-illuminated full-frame sensor compact black camera body.

Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 14, 2015 0 comments

We got some early hands-on time with the Sony A7S II last night, a full frame, mirrorless camera we have dubbed “the master of the dark arts” for its impressive low light shooting prowess. We shot several images and videos with the A7S II at a dark night club at extraordinarily high ISOs (up to ISO 409,600!) and have included them below in this review at full resolution so you can check them out.

Suzanne Driscoll Posted: Oct 13, 2015 0 comments

“Every time I see your face it reminds me of the places we used to go…” sings Ringo Starr in his song Photograph, co-written with George Harrison on a yacht in the south of France in 1971. Much of the world may not be aware that Ringo is also a photographer who chronicled the frequent travels of The Beatles during their heyday in the 1960s.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 13, 2015 0 comments

Want to add a little speed to your imaging workflow? Lexar just introduced a new 128GB capacity model of their Professional 2000x SDXC UHS-II memory card. The 128GB Lexar Professional 2000x SDXC UHS-II card will be the fastest UHS-II memory card available at this capacity on the market.

Edited by George Schaub Posted: Oct 13, 2015 0 comments

The OM-D E-M10 Mark II (E-M10 II in the following text) is the second generation of the Olympus entry level E-M system line. The first E-M10, introduced in January 2014, was a very small and compact camera with SLR design elements. The E-M10 II has a very similar look with even more “retro style” elements. The on/off switch, for example, looks like the same switch on the analog Olympus OM-1 from the 1970s.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Oct 13, 2015 0 comments

The race was more joy than suspense. American Pharoah had already taken the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, and he led the 2015 Belmont Stakes from the start and was never challenged. Early on, racing fans at Belmont Park were pretty sure they were going to see the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 12, 2015 0 comments

Canon tooks the wraps off two new compact PowerShot G-series cameras this morning. Both feature 20.2-megapixel, 1-inch CMOS image sensors but sit in different places in the G-series line. The Canon PowerShot G5 X is a step above the current G7 X, which we reviewed earlier this year. Meanwhile, the Canon PowerShot G9 X is the new entry-level model in the line.

Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 12, 2015 0 comments

Sony’s A-series cameras have gotten a lot of coverage in the photo press in the last few years with the recently introduced Sony A7R II receiving the kind of the pre-release hype not seen since the launch of the Canon 5D Mark II back in 2008. While this would seem to be good news for Sony, it’s tough to gauge what kind of impact it’s had.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 12, 2015 0 comments

The powerful work of Norwegian photographer and artist S. Manneraak will be on display this month in a unique exhibition titled "Norwegian Hallucinations. Canoe Studios, which is hosting the show, partnered with Legion Paper to put on the exhibition.

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Edited by George Schaub Posted: Oct 09, 2015 0 comments

Ricoh Imaging introduced the 24-megapixel Pentax K-3 II DSLR earlier this year. The Pentax K-3 II is the successor to the K-3 from 2013 and while it shares some features with that model, it adds a few new tricks, including an improved shake reduction system, a new high-speed AF algorithm, and built-in GPS.

Staff Posted: Oct 09, 2015 0 comments

Ray Demski captured this dramatic image sequence of Olympic Beach Volleyball gold medalist Jonas Reckermann in the Canary Islands for Red Bull. “I wanted to show the entire movement of Jonas Reckermann’s jump serve in a single image,” Demski told Shutterbug.

Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 08, 2015 0 comments

We don’t know if this guy’s got water on his brain or not but he’s clearly got a screw loose. Check out his very ill advised technique for cleaning his expensive camera gear: deliberately soaking it in water.

Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 07, 2015 0 comments

Want a camera with the imaging power of a digital SLR that can fit in your pocket? Well, a Palo Alto, CA-based company called Light has an interesting new compact device that promises to be 16 cameras in one. Called the L16, the slender, rectangle-shaped device is stuffed with an arachnoid-like array of cameras and lenses, which combine with software to capture what the company claims will be DSLR-worthy images.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 07, 2015 0 comments

Over 2000 participants gathered in New York’s famous Central Park yesterday to join Yoko Ono in honoring the memory of former Beatle John Lennon on what would have been his 75th birthday. Their goal was to set a new world’s record for the largest human peace sign and while the effect is certainly impressive it was unfortunately not enough to actually break the current record according to the Guinness World Records (set in Ithaca, NY in 2009 with over 5000 participants).


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