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creativeLIVE presents Frans Lanting 'The Art of Seeing'

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:47

creativeLIVE is hosting two days of 'instruction and inspiration' from renowned nature and wildlife photographer Frans Lanting. His class includes presentations about creative ideas and technical skills, and also features landscape and wildlife photography instruction during special field workshop sessions at prime photographic destinations along the California coast. Click through for a link

It's all in the details: Canon PowerShot G7 X Review posted

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:22

One of the year's most interesting compacts comes in the form of the Canon PowerShot G7 X, which bears a 20MP 1-inch BSI CMOS sensor. It's not just the bigger, likely Sony-branded sensor that's the G7 X's attraction, it's also the 24-100mm equivalent F1.8-2.8 lens. On paper it's a serious rival to Sony's RX100 series, widely considered class leaders in terms of compact camera image quality. Does the G7 X live up to its impressive spec sheet? Read review

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM becomes a reality

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:00

The much-rumored replacement for Canon's aging EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L has officially arrived. Announced in 1998, the original trombone-style lens is replaced by a traditional rotating zoom design and boasts a number of optical enhancements. It's scheduled for December availability at a price of $2199. Read more

Tiffen launches 10-stop ND range to prevent red-tinted long exposures

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 20:15

Tiffen has introduced a new range of neutral density filters that aim to allow stills photographers to shoot extreme long exposures without incurring the red colour cast that is so common with ND filters. The XLE series comprises three 10-stop ND filters with differing infrared-cut characteristics, ranging from none in the XLE Axent, to moderate in the Advantix and complete IR suppression in the Apex. Learn more

Breakthrough Photography launches ultra-slim UV and ND filters

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 17:33

Breakthrough Photography has introduced its X-Series lineup of ultra-slim UV and ND filters, which are available for pre-order now through the company's Kickstarter campaign. The series consists of three filter models, the X3 Traction Filter, X2 Traction Filter, and the X1 Black Filter, with pre-orders set to start shipping next month. Read more

Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 13:52

When we review high-end DSLRs, one of the most common requests we receive is to get them into the hands of professional photographers that work in the kinds of environments for which they were designed. That's why when we received the Canon EOS 7D Mark II we joined up with Adam Jones, a professional wildlife and nature photographer, to see what he makes of the new camera. Click through to watch our video

Manfrotto introduces new lens filter lineup

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 11:00

Manfrotto has introduced new lens filters, with UV, Circular Polarizer and Protective versions available. Offered in up to three flavors - Essential, Advanced and Professional - each filter offers anti-reflective and water repellent coatings. The filters are only available online with prices ranging from $24.99-169.99. Read more

Supersense offers 66/6 Limited Edition instant pinhole camera

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 10:00

Supersense, a Vienna-based retailer of high-end goods designed to appeal to the five senses, has targeted analog fans with its new 66/6, a limited edition pinhole camera compatible with Polaroid's Instant film. Read more

A second glance: two takes on the Leica X

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 20:57

Leica has built up a significant reputation since it created its first 35mm film camera 100 years ago. That reputation means different things to different people, and hangs over every new model  its name is applied to. The Leica X (Typ 113) is the company's latest fixed-lens APS-C camera. Designed, developed and built by the German company, it commands a substantial price tag. So what's it like to shoot with and what do you get for your money? We handed the camera to two photographers to see what they thought

Lytro's new Develop Kit opens platform to NASA and more

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 15:34

Lytro has opened its doors to outside companies with a Lytro Development Kit (LDK), giving the likes of NASA and the Department of Defense - two of its first customers - access to its light field technology hardware and software. This is part of its Lytro Platform, and it starts at $20,000 USD. Read more

Portrait Salon 'rejects' exhibition opens in London

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 22:00

An exhibition of images that were rejected by the UK's National Portrait Gallery is about to go on show in London, organized by Portrait Salon. In its fourth year, the organization will display 70 portraits from a submission of 1184 photographs, all of which have failed to make the shortlist for the 2014 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize - a global portrait competition hosted by the National Portrait Gallery. Read more

Drift Stealth 2 action camera is maker's smallest yet

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 17:09

Drift, maker of the Ghost-S and HD Ghost action cameras, has introduced its smallest model to date - the Stealth 2. Its diminutive size is the Stealth 2's most notable feature; the 3.42 ounce camera is half the size of its bigger sibling and weighs 40% less. Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 real-world samples gallery posted

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:57

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 joins the Lumix DMC-GM1 in that company's line of extremely small interchangeable lens cameras. They use the same 16MP Four Thirds sensor in a compact camera-like body, but the GM5 adds enthusiast touches like an EVF and rear control dial that the beginner-focused GM1 doesn't have. We've taken it for a spin and put together a collection of real-world samples. See gallery

DxOMark Mobile Report added to our Amazon Fire Phone review

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 15:06

We just updated our full review of the Amazon Fire Phone's camera capabilities with data from DxOMark's mobile analysis. With an overall score of 69, the Fire Phone lands at 18th on DxO's mobile rankings, tied with the HTC One M8 and coming in well behind flagship phones from Apple, Samsung and Sony. Read more

Amazon launches Prime Photos with unlimited storage for Prime members

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 14:29

Amazon has launched a new photo storage service called Prime Photos, and is offering Prime subscribers unlimited cloud storage for their images at no extra cost. Photos can be uploaded to Amazon's Cloud Drive with iOS or Android apps or the Cloud Drive website. Read more

Think Tank launches Perception and Digital Holster bags for mirrorless systems

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 18:35

USA bag brand Think Tank Photo has launched a collection of daypacks and a new holster designed specifically for mirrorless camera systems. There will be three new bags in the Perception series of small backpacks, and will be available in sizes that range from the Perception Tablet that is suitable for a body, lenses and a mini tablet, to the Perception Pro which holds a tablet, a 15-inch laptop and a large mirrorless body with a collection of lenses. Read more

High pixel-density camera displays and wide-gamut Cinema 4K panel technology on the way

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 18:03

Reports from Japan's Display Innovation 2014 exhibition highlight a number of advancements and prototypes in camera LCDs. Included are a high-pixel-density 3.2" display using WhiteMagic technology, a high-resolution touch screen with in-cell touch sensors and a 31" cinema 4K wide-gamut display with 99.5% AdobeRGB coverage from LG. Learn more

Nikon-Walkley Awards for Excellence in Photojournalism finalists announced

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 06:00

The 2014 Nikon-Walkley Awards finalists and the Photo of the Year winner have been announced. The Walkley Awards seek to recognize excellence in Australian media, and in partnership with Nikon, highlight outstanding work in photojournalism across a number of categories. Take a look at this year's finalists and Photo of the Year winner. See gallery

PPE 2014: Sneak peek at forthcoming Olympus 'PRO' lenses

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 15:11

When Olympus announced the high-end OM-D E-M1, it promised that it would be making a wideangle zoom and super-telephoto prime in its matching 'PRO' line of lenses. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm 1:2.8 PRO shares many design features with the current 12-40mm 1:2.8 PRO, while the M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm 1:4 PRO offers a 600mm equivalent angle of view. We got our hands on some pre-production samples at this year's Photo Plus Expo in New York. Click through for pictures

FroKnowsPhoto guide to DSLR video now available

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 09:00

Our friend Jared Polin, otherwise known as the Fro behind FroKnowsPhotos, has just launched a comprehensive six-hour video guide to producing DSLR video. Aimed at both beginners and advanced photographers, the guide offers an introduction to basic concepts like selecting frame rate and shutter speed, and includes how-tos for shooting a variety of video types. Read more