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Dan Havlik Posted: Apr 10, 2015 0 comments

Meet Rambo, an octopus at a New Zealand aquarium that's trained to take photos of tourists with a Sony camera. It’s an amazing stunt, which you can see in the below video, but not all that surprising if you know a thing or two about octopuses, which are some of the cleverest undersea creatures out there.

Dan Havlik Posted: Apr 10, 2015 0 comments

Some photo assignments require you to bring out the big guns. And when it comes to digital photography, there are few bigger guns than medium format systems. More digital SLR users have been making the jump to medium format now that several new models are equipped with CMOS sensors that can capture relatively low-noise images at high ISOs, shoot photos more quickly, and capture HD and even 4K video. Combine these handy features with the massive amount of resolution and extremely high image quality you get from the huge imaging chips in medium format camera systems, and there’s no better time to go big. Here’s a look at the latest cameras and lenses from five major medium format brands.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Apr 09, 2015 0 comments

Sadly, photography is replete with abbreviations, from AE to WB and from PMA right up to DSLR. I believe that collectively they cause AC (Avoidable Confusion) for all, including those who are DC (Digitally Competent). Are you sick and tired of them, too? Read on!

The Editors Posted: Apr 09, 2015 0 comments

Today’s Shutterbug Photo of the Day is a stunning image of Nevada shot by Jon Peckham II. Peckham is now in the running to win a $1,000 Canon Pixma Pro-1 photo printer or a $500 Gift Certificate from LensRentals.com in our April Photo of the Month contest. Details on how to enter here.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Apr 09, 2015 0 comments

DJI launched its new Phantom 3 drone to much fanfare yesterday with potential pilots most jazzed about the surprisingly reasonable price ($1,259 for the Pro model, and $999 for the Advanced) and the new features (4K video and live streaming) of this UAV.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Apr 09, 2015 0 comments

Datacolor has released a brand new color management tool for photographers: the Spyder5 monitor calibration device. Datacolor’s new line of color management devices now includes Spyder5EXPRESS, Spyder5PRO and Spyder5ELITE, at varying pricepoints and feature sets.

The Editors Posted: Apr 08, 2015 0 comments

Today’s beautiful Shutterbug Photo of the Day by Bob Larson had us seeing double. Larson is now in the running to win a $1,000 Canon Pixma Pro-1 photo printer or a $500 Gift Certificate from LensRentals.com in our April Photo of the Month contest. Details on how to enter here.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Apr 08, 2015 0 comments

Lensbaby recently introduced the latest addition to its unique line of creative lenses. The new Velvet 56 is a 56mm f/1.6 lens for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. It's a classic portrait lens with 1:2 macro capabilities designed to deliver "a velvety, glowing, ethereal look at brighter apertures," according Lensbaby, and sharp (but subtly unique) images as you stop down.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Apr 08, 2015 0 comments

DJI just launched a brand new camera drone: the Phantom 3 quadcopter, which features an improved video and still camera along with several new tools to make shooting and sharing aerial video and photos with this UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) easier.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Apr 08, 2015 0 comments

Canon just announced the new EOS C300 Mark II digital cinema camera, which is designed for serious filmmaking including documentaries, event, and commercial videography. The Canon C300 Mark II is the follow-up to the C300, which was released in 2011 and was the company’s first cinema-level camera.

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