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Edited by George Schaub Posted: Feb 24, 2015 0 comments

For a compact camera, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a large image sensor; in fact, it is slightly larger than the sensor found in Micro Four Thirds cameras. The G1 X II offers a moderate resolution of 13 megapixels, with maximum resolution in images with an aspect ratio of 4:3. By default, however, the camera is set to an aspect ratio of 3:2 that delivers slightly less image resolution.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Feb 24, 2015 0 comments

If there’s one thing to be learned from a 27-year career shooting for the New York Daily News, covering everything from breaking news to sports, food to fashion, it’s to keep your eyes open. David Handschuh calls this photo “the ultimate walking around with your eyes open picture.”

The Editors Posted: Feb 23, 2015 0 comments

Today’s Shutterbug Photo of the Day might take you a second to recognize what it is but once you do, you’re sure to smile. This beautiful black-and-white image of a horse’s mane was captured by Lynne A Casey with a Canon EOS 7D and Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. It was shot at f/3.2, 1/50 sec, ISO 320.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Feb 23, 2015 0 comments

Nissin recently took the next step in the evolution of their popular flash with introduction of the Di700A. This updated model includes a built-in radio receiver—a key part of the new Nissin Air System (NAS). Nissin is also introducing the new Air 1 Commander to wirelessly control the new flash. 

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Feb 23, 2015 0 comments

Need to transport GoPro cameras and gear for a big job or assignment? SKB is now offering a selection of new GoPro cases in either a compact single camera configuration (3i-0705-3GP1) or a double camera configuration (3i-0907-4GP2).

Dan Havlik Posted: Feb 20, 2015 0 comments

Do you want to learn more about Photoshop but don’t have a lot of money to do it? Well, how does "free" sound? That’s the price for over four dozen online Photoshop and Lightroom classes being offered free-of-charge at CreativeLive next week.

The Editors Posted: Feb 20, 2015 0 comments

Today’s Shutterbug Photo of the Day is a magical, frozen bubble by Catherine Terroni. Terroni shot this winter confection with a Nikon D5000 and Nikon 40mm F/2.8 AF-S Micro Nikkor DX lens at f/10, 1/640 sec, ISO 800.

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Edited by George Schaub Posted: Feb 20, 2015 0 comments

The Pentax K-S1 is a small but versatile DSLR system with a 20MP APS-C sensor. Its body design is based on a standard SLR concept, with a large grip on the right hand side and a pentaprism optical viewfinder. There are, however, some aspects of the camera that are quite unusual, mainly the use of LEDs to signal settings and functions. These LEDs sit on the front and back of the camera and can, for example, show how many people are included in the face detection function; indicate the choice of photo or video mode with a red or green circle of LEDs on the back; or, quite reasonably, indicate self-timer countdown via bright LEDs on the camera front.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Feb 20, 2015 0 comments

Not too long ago we received these notes from photographer Daryl Hawk about his April, 2014, journey across the kingdom of Ladakh:
“Traversed the entire region from the Pakistan border in the west to the Tibetan border in the east…crossed the Khardung pass at 18,380 feet on the highest motorable road in the world…lived with both nomads and residents…explored 25 ancient monasteries and fortresses…tracked snow leopards, discovered petroglyphs and sacred lakes…had a meeting and interview with the King of Ladakh.”

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Feb 19, 2015 0 comments

IIf you’ve ever wrapped your mirrorless or mid-size DSLR in a baby blanket (or stack of microfiber towels) before snugging it away in your backpack, the Miggo Strap & Wrap is for you. It’s a comfortable camera strap that can convert into a cool case on command.

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