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Dan Havlik Posted: Nov 26, 2014 0 comments

The 24.3-megapixel Sony Alpha A7 II mirrorless, full-frame camera, which was announced in Japan nearly a week ago, made its official debut in the U.S. this morning. The Sony A7 II uses the same, 35mm-sized, 24.3-megapixel CMOS sensor as the previous model but the new camera adds 5-axis image stabilization, making it the first full frame camera with this feature.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Nov 25, 2014 1 comments

Online photo portfolio services are a dime a dozen these days, but the lads at the London, England-based Pixelrights think they can offer something their competitors don’t: copyright protection for your images. Yes, you read that right. Not only are Pixelrights’ portfolios designed to showcase your online images in a clean, attractive way, they also have several built-in security tools to prevent your photos from being stolen and re-used without attribution, permission, or payment.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 25, 2014 0 comments

OmegaBrandess recently introduced the Phottix Mitros and Mitros+ TTL flashes (with proprietary Sony multi-interface hotshoe). The two new Phottix flash units were designed to fit the multi-interface hotshoe that is found on newer Sony cameras and the flash units communicate with the camera in order to operate as a system.

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Ron Leach Posted: Nov 24, 2014 0 comments

As 2014 draws to a close and I write the 100th installment of this column, I decided to reflect not on the future, but rather how the photo industry has evolved over the past 10 years or so. The pace of technical innovation in imaging gear has progressed so rapidly over the past decade, that is easy to forget how much has changed.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 21, 2014 0 comments

Here's a neat little mobile device we came across to help you unplug your digital SLR. The Weye Feye is an external unit that connects to your DSLR and generates its own Wi-fi network. This enables wireless and remote control of your camera with the aid of the smartphone/tablet (Android and iOS) App.

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Steve Meltzer Posted: Nov 21, 2014 0 comments

Lucien Clergue, one of France’s foremost photographers, died on November 15th at the age of 80 in his native city of Arles after a long illness. A founder of the Rencontres d’Arles international photography festival, he was called the “Eye of the Midi” for his stunning black-and-white images that captured the sensuality of Mediterranean life in the Midi, a nickname for the South of France.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Nov 20, 2014 0 comments

Sony had a surprise camera announcement this morning: Sony Japan, that is. The Sony mothership in Tokyo unveiled the new Sony Alpha A7 II, a successor to the Sony Alpha A7, which was the first full-frame mirrorless camera on the market.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 20, 2014 0 comments

Cosyspeed recently introduced two new editions to their line of Camslinger bags. Designed to be used with mirrorless compact system cameras or small DSLRs, the Camslinger 160 Street Edition and Camslinger 160 Paris Gray both sell for $79.00.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 20, 2014 0 comments

Fujifilm has introduced two new macro extension tubes for its line of X-Series interchangeable lens cameras and a launch date for its major firmware update and PC tethered shooting software HS-V5 for the FUJIFILM X-T1 (Graphite Silver) and X-T1 (Black) cameras. The updates offering additional features and enhanced controls will also be made available for the Fujifilm X-E2, X-E1, X-Pro1and X30.

Dan Havlik Posted: Nov 19, 2014 0 comments

Adobe has just announced that final releases of Lightroom 5.7 and Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) 8.7 are now available. These updates offer several key features including a new tool to import files from Apple’s now defunct Aperture professional software, and from its current iPhoto consumer imaging software to Ligthroom.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 19, 2014 0 comments

These unique Scarf Style and Wristlet camera straps camera straps from Capturing Couture are available in a wide range of fashion colors and patterns that range from bold stripes to delicate floral patterns, animal prints and bright geometric designs.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Nov 19, 2014 0 comments

The very rare and very large Nikkor 6mm F/2.8 Fisheye Lens surfaces every once in a while and when it does, people’s heads turn. That’s exactly what happened when someone attached this whale-sized Fisheye to a Nikon D4S and shot some eye-catching footage (below) on a street corner in Copenhagen, Denmark recently.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 18, 2014 0 comments

We've told you about software that converts color images to black-and-whites before, including Tonality Pro, and now here's another monohrome conversion program called SILVER projects professional. Featuring a variety of black-and-white tools including 73 presets, 60 "expert" filters, 37 pro film emulations (with a Grain Engine) and tonal value transformations, SILVER projects professional lets you create interesting results with 16-bit quality.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 18, 2014 0 comments

Manfrotto recently added a new collection of light modifying tools to their line of gear for wedding, still life and portrait photography. Designed for use in the studio or on location, Manfrotto’s light modifiers provide effective light shaping and modifying control. Relatively easy to use and highly portable, these light modifiers include a series of reflectors and diffusers, a series of softboxes (to use on/off camera), a duo umbrella and a background support system.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 17, 2014 1 comments

The new Lume Cube is a portable, versatile 1,500-lumen external flash and video light made for use with the GoPro Hero (or any digital camera), iPhone and Android smartphones. Featuring a simple mobile interface, the Lume Cube allows you to capture better images in low light situations, allowing for more creative opportunities for photographers of all skill levels.

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