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Dan Havlik Posted: Jan 27, 2015 4 comments

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: another one of Nikon’s new full-frame digital SLRs has a problem. In this case, a small number of Nikon D750s have been producing a dark, shadowy band in the frame when capturing images with lens flare. While the issue was first reported by D750 owners who took to YouTube to demonstrate the problem, Nikon eventually acknowledged that the lens flare flaw was real and said it would offer free repairs. Last week, the company issued an official service advisory for the D750, saying that Nikon service centers needed to a adjust the camera’s autofocus sensor “to resolve the occurrence of unnaturally shaped flare.”

Lou Jacobs Jr. Posted: Jan 27, 2015 0 comments

Paul Cary Goldberg has long had a passion for two things: photography and food. A self-taught photographer, Goldberg’s love of food led to an interest in farms and farming as a way of life. Combine all this and you have Goldberg’s latest photo project, which involves documenting the life of the American farmer.

Joe Farace Posted: Jan 27, 2015 0 comments

Traditional flat reflectors do a good job of bouncing fill light when placed under a subject’s chin for portrait lighting but catchlights in their eyes can sometimes appear less than natural. Westcott’s Eyelighter Reflective Panel addresses the problem by providing an arc-shaped surface that matches the natural curvature of the human eye. Specifically designed for beauty and portrait photography, the Eyelighter reflects an arched light up toward your subject, producing not only flattering light but also a catchlight that follows the natural curve of the iris. Unlike three-piece, multi-reflector kits, this catchlight is seamless, without gaps.

The Editors Posted: Jan 26, 2015 0 comments

A major snowstorm is starting to pound the Northeast, streets are slick, traffic is snarled and the grocery stores are filled with testy shoppers. All of which is why Joaquin Urrutia’s peacefully pretty image is the perfect Shutterbug Photo of the Day today.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Jan 26, 2015 0 comments

Since 2011, photographer and physician Jeff Gusky has been rooting around ancient rock quarries in France on a mission to document a vast labyrinth of underground cities from World War I. The hidden cities lay beneath former WWI trenches, where tens of thousands of soldiers went about their daily lives under the French countryside as the Great War raged above them.

The Editors Posted: Jan 23, 2015 0 comments

Today’s Shutterbug Photo of the Day is wonderful close-up of a dragonfly by Kirk Johnson. Johnson captured the image with a Nikon D3100 and 55-300 mm lens at the 300 mm focal length, 1/160 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Jan 23, 2015 0 comments

In what is, perhaps, another depressing sign of the times for full-time, in-house photography jobs, Sports Illustrated has laid off all of its staff photographers.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Jan 23, 2015 0 comments

The multi-device image management service known as Mylio made quite a splash when it launched at the PhotoPlus Expo show last fall. Spearheaded by former Microsoft Chief Technical Officer David Vaskevitch, Mylio stands for “My Life Is Organized,” which is a cute way of saying that most of our lives are really a complete digital mess. Even non-photographers like, for instance, my mom, capture way too many photos on cameras and smartphones and iPads, which they have no idea what do with or how to find.

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John Wade Posted: Jan 23, 2015 0 comments

Mention Minolta to pre-digital photographers and thoughts turn to high quality, often revolutionary, 35mm Single Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras. It was Minolta, for example, that introduced the XD-11 (known as the XD-7 outside the US) in 1977, the first camera to feature both shutter- and aperture-priority modes. And it was Minolta that launched the Maxxum 5000 (Minolta 5000 outside the US) in 1985, the first SLR to feature body-integral autofocus.

 

Posted: Jan 22, 2015 0 comments

Camera straps have evolved over the last 50 years from pencil-thin leather strips secured by gaudy stud-like rivets to inch-wide fiber belts that brazenly scream out the name of the camera brand they’re attached to. Oh, I’m not objecting to the flexible billboards that camera makers laughingly call straps and deliver with digital SLRs, but I personally prefer something a bit more civilized—and less ostentatious—especially when it’s going to be hanging around my neck.

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