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Steve Meltzer Posted: Oct 23, 2014 0 comments

Swiss photographer Rene Burri died at age 81 on Monday in Zurich after a long illness. Burri was one of the last of the major photographers of the post World War II generation and was best known for his photographs of artist Pablo Picasso and Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara.

Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 22, 2014 0 comments

Dan Root is a buddy of mine who is always doing something interesting photographically. His most recent project is a mind-bending series of black-and-white photos called Quadratis.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 22, 2014 1 comments

Budding digital filmmakers have a new tool to consider: the Canon EOS C100 Mark II. The C100 Mark II, as its name suggests, is the second generation of Canon’s lower-end, professional Super 35mm 8.3-megapixel cinema cameras.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 16, 2014 0 comments

Canon has just unveiled a massive zoom lens for cinema cameras. Called the CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom lens, Canon is hailing it as the “world’s largest 4K ultra-telephoto zoom lens” for large-format, single-sensor cinema cameras. With a built-in, 1.5x extender, the focal length of the new lens translates to 75-1500mm.

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Steve Meltzer Posted: Oct 15, 2014 0 comments

Ray Metzker was an extraordinary photographer whose work is in the collections of dozens of art institutions. During his photographic career he had more than 50 one-person museum exhibitions and was the recipient of two Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships. His photographs are in museum and art institution collections all over the world. When he died last week on October 9, 2014 his hometown newspaper, The Inquirer (Philadelphia), wrote that, “Ray K. Metzker, 83, (was) widely considered one of the nation's greatest photographers.”

Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 15, 2014 0 comments

Leica has introduced a chic-looking new compact camera: the limited Leica X “Edition Moncler,” which goes on sale this month for an as-yet undisclosed price.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 13, 2014 0 comments

We've covered a lot of exotic lenses being sold for exorbitant prices on eBay in the past– remember this $96K Nikon 6mm F/2.8 fisheye? – so this rare glass offering really caught our eye.  It’s a Nikon 13mm F/5.6 wide-angle lens currently drawing a maximum $18,099 bit on eBay. (The auction ends on Thurdsay.)

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 10, 2014 0 comments

Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals is a retrospective opening on November 1, 2014 at the Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA). The show will be the largest presentation of this pioneering photographer’s work, and is organized by Linda Benedict-Jones, curator of photography at CMOA.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 10, 2014 2 comments

Photographers have a chance to make some history if they join Samsung, Nick Cannon and Julianne Hough for the Ditch Your DSLR event next week to potentially break a Guinness World Record.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 09, 2014 1 comments

Ok, this should give you a good chuckle this morning. Photographer Tony Northrup has teamed up with his wife Chelsea, who's also a photographer, to create a hilarious video called “Stuff that Annoys Wildlife Photographers.”

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 09, 2014 1 comments

The new Flic app from Lifehack Labs gives you a quick and easy way to get rid of unwanted iPhone photos with just a swipe of your finger. Swipe to the left and an image is deleted. Swipe to the right and it's saved to your phone's camera roll.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 08, 2014 0 comments

Ricoh Imaging has just unveiled the new rugged and waterproof WG-30W compact camera. The latest addition to the well-known WG series of tough cameras – which used to carry the Pentax brand that’s now owned by Ricoh – the 16-megapixel WG-30W features built-in WiFi connectivity and a snazzy, rough-and-tumble build.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 08, 2014 0 comments

We've seen some amazing images of Great White Sharks before but this one might take the cake…er…fish.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 08, 2014 1 comments

Imaging drones have become so popular, Think Tank Photo has now created a special kit that lets you fit one into a backpack for easy transport. With the new Airport Accelerator Phantom 2 Quadcopter divider kit ($34.75), photographers can easily convert a Think Tank Photo Airport Accelerator backpack (sold separately for $294.75) into a customized quadcopter transportation backpack.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 08, 2014 1 comments

GoPro recently launched an update to its popular line of rugged POV (point-of-view) cameras. Called HERO4, the pint-sized photo/video cameras are available in two flavors: HERO4 Black for $499, and HERO4 Silver at for $399.

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