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Lightroom 4.1 – RAW Conversion Issues With Fuji X-Pro1 | Todd Owyoung

Lightroom 4.1 – RAW Conversion Issues With Fuji X-Pro1 | Todd Owyoung | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

... for the most part, these smearing artifacts won’t show up in smaller prints and certainly not for online usage, but all the same my advice would be to hold off on important RAW conversions until Adobe addresses this issue. However, if you don’t mind exporting images and updating your images once a solution to this issue comes about, the fine detail missing in Lightroom 4.1 won’t been seen in smaller print sizes.


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GoPro points to increased costs as it reports deeper losses in financial results: Digital Photography Review

GoPro points to increased costs as it reports deeper losses in financial results: Digital Photography Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

Despite the ubiquity of GoPro's diminutive 'action cam' video cameras, the company has reported a loss of $19.8 million for the second quarter following an additional loss of $5.1 million from the year prior. GoPro first went public in June of this year, and while shares have dropped a whopping 11-15% following the financial results, everything is not necessarily doom and gloom for the company.

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Why It Sucks To Be A Mid-Level Wedding Photographer

Why It Sucks To Be A Mid-Level Wedding Photographer | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Most photographers have been there at some point in their career – wedding photography. Some of us move on to other things, like commercial photography.  Some actually enjoy wedding photography and make a career out of it.
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From DSLR to mirrorless… and back again

From DSLR to mirrorless… and back again | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"When I decided to try out a mirrorless camera I broke my two golden rules of selecting a camera. That was a big mistake, and as a result I'm now going back to a DSLR for a while, but oddly the reasons have little to do with mirrorless technology per se.

In fact after two months with a mirrorless camera I'm more than ever convinced that mirrorless is the future, the big issue for me is when that future begins.

But let's get back to the present, and my two golden rules."

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Apple Aperture is Officially Dead

Apple Aperture is Officially Dead | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Today is another sad day, because Apple announced that it will no longer continue development of its Aperture software, which many photographers still rely on for their day to day photo management and editing.
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Brad Tollefson's curator insight, July 2, 8:23 PM

Crap- LightRoom bound?

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Sony’s a7S Tested in the Middle of the Night, Yielding Impressive Results

Sony’s a7S Tested in the Middle of the Night, Yielding Impressive Results | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
With the sensitivity of the Sony a7S reaching up to an ISO of 409600, the camera itself has had some pretty high expectations to live up to.
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LensRentals.com - The Glass in the Path: Sensor Stacks and Adapted Lenses

LensRentals.com - The Glass in the Path: Sensor Stacks and Adapted Lenses | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

NOTE: This is a Geek Post. If you aren’t into geeky photo measurements, or into adapting lenses from one brand of camera to another, you’ll not be interested. 


A year or two ago, I wrote a blog post where I basically showed lenses shot on adapters on other cameras aren’t acceptable for testing. If you run them through Imatest the results aren’t accurate. I suggested that reviewers shouldn’t test lenses on adapters, although obviously adapters are a great way to use interesting lenses to take pictures.


More recently, in online discussions about why certain lenses weren’t working well on certain cameras, I brought up the fact that sensor stacks, the various layers of glass in front of the sensor containing AA filters, IR filters, etc. would be contributing to this problem; that there was more to it than just adapter irregularities. Most people thought that really wasn’t having an effect, though, so I forgot about it.


Yesterday I got a dramatic rude awakening that made me return to this train of thought and do some investigation. The way it happened was simple enough. Dr. Brian Caldwell, the guy who designed the Coastal Optics 60mm Macro, the Metabones Speedboosters focal reducers, and a lot of other cool lenses came to visit.  I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Brian for some time, but I will have to admit his visits (like those of several others) have become just a bit more frequent since we got our MTF bench up and running.


Brian had brought a prototype of his latest focal reducer. He told me it was so good that it clearly improved the MTF of full-frame lenses while increasing their aperture when mounting them to m4/3 cameras. He also brought the computer generated MTF graphs showing what it should do, which was pretty spectacular...

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Paul Trillo and Microsoft link 50 Lumia 1020s to create bullet effect

Paul Trillo and Microsoft link 50 Lumia 1020s to create bullet effect | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

Filmmaker Paul Trillo and Microsoft, who previously collaborated on the NY 41x41 project, have teamed up again to work on another smartphone-based visual project. Trillo and his team built  an apparatus which they call the "Lumia Arc of Wonder". It consists of 50 Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphones fixed to a custom-built metal arc on casters, some networking equipment and external power sources. 


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Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 R (Fujifilm) - Review / Test Report

Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 R (Fujifilm) - Review / Test Report | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

Fujifilm is on a mission. Their product release pace is like no other in the industry at the moment and rather than providing endless iterations of nearly identical low-cost kit lenses, they are busy adding high quality and high priced lenses to their system. This certainly helped to gain quite a reputation among enthusiasts as well as professionals. The new Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 R is another cornerstone in the already extensive list of prime lenses (for such a relatively new system). The Fujinon is obviously an ultra-fast, moderate wide-angle lens with a field of view equivalent to about "35mm" on full format cameras. Such lenses are especially popular among street photographers for instances.


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Moon Camera for Sale (The Pictures are Free)

Moon Camera for Sale (The Pictures are Free) | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
The machines that made the Apollo program a success were, on the whole, huge. The Saturn V rocket rocket stood 363 ft. (111 m) tall. The scaffold-like gantry that serviced it measured nearly 400 ft. (122 m).
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How To Take Magical Family Candids - DIY Photography

How To Take Magical Family Candids - DIY Photography | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

Some time ago the wonderful images of Elena Shumilova went viral. Suddenly there were dogs, rabbits and cute children everywhere. And I have to say – these images are extraordinary – we instantly begin to dream and to fell fuzzy. Something is going on with us while looking at these images. In some way, her work is magical.

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Fujifilm X-T1 Hands-on Review | Kai Wong for DigitalRev TV


We take a look at Fujifilm's latest X-series camera - the X-T1. It's an eagerly anticipated mirrorless camera but is it as good as people expect it to be or has it fallen short of the mark? Kai takes it out on the streets for a test......


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Mike Croshaw Photos's curator insight, February 26, 4:09 AM

These guys always do a fun review and this one is no exceptin.

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Testing the Nikon 58mm f/1.4 Lens

Testing the Nikon 58mm f/1.4 Lens | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Testing the Nikon 58/1.4g lens in Hawaii. Is it the new noct or not? Most images shot wide open at f/1.4. At the beach, in Chinatown, in Waikiki and elsewhere on Oahu.
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Incredible Landscapes Made With Food, Glue And Ice

Incredible Landscapes Made With Food, Glue And Ice | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
I am not really sure if Londonian photographer Carl Warner is more of a photographer or more of a magician.
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MIT photography course materials freely available online

MIT photography course materials freely available online | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

Independent learners and photo course leaders are invited to take advantage of a range of educational materials prepared by professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Via the institute’s Open Course Ware (OCW) program, selected reference materials, syllabus structure and lesson plan guidance is published and free to download so that motivated individuals can teach themselves.

Currently materials from twelve courses are available to the public, including ‘Photography and Truth’, ‘Documentary Photography and Photojournalism: Still Images of a World in Motion’, 'Sensing Place: Photography as Inquiry and Introduction to Photography'.

Two further courses, ‘Strobe Project Laboratory’ and ‘Computational Camera and Photography’ have been prepared and will be added to the list shortly.

Luke Freedman Phelan, a department liaison for OCW, told DPReview "MIT launched OCW in 2002, and since that time we have published material from over 2200 MIT courses. All our content is freely accessible and made available under a Creative Commons license. We average close to 3 million unique visitors per month. OCW is a publisher of course materials, but you cannot receive credit, a degree, or certificate upon completion of OCW materials. Similarly, OCW has no registration or enrollment option, and we do not provide interaction or direct contact with MIT faculty, staff, or students."

The amount of material made available for each course varies, but most include reading lists, lesson guidance, assignments and projects, as well as an explanation of what students should hope to achieve by doing the course. Others include exam questions, video lectures and galleries of images taken by students who completed the course at MIT.

To see the list of photography courses go to the course selection page.

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Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap through end of 2015

Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap through end of 2015 | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Fujifilm has updated the roadmap for its X-mount lenses up to the end of 2015. One extra lens has been added, while a second lens previously included has been formally named. The release order of three others has changed.
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Opinion: Why Small Changes Make a Big Difference to Nikon's D810

Opinion: Why Small Changes Make a Big Difference to Nikon's D810 | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
The Nikon D810 might seem like an incremental update to the older D800 and D800E but under the hood there are some significant new features.
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The Dangers Of Urbex – Photographer Could Be Facing A Year In Jail And A 15,000 Euro Fine

The Dangers Of Urbex – Photographer Could Be Facing A Year In Jail And A 15,000 Euro Fine | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
While Urban exploring (also referred to as Urbex) provides both wonderful photos for the viewers and a thrill for the photographer is it not always fun and games.
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How to Convert Lenses to Tilt Shift Macro Lenses With 3D Printing

How to Convert Lenses to Tilt Shift Macro Lenses With 3D Printing | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
At about $1500 real tilt-shift lenses are not cheap. (Long time readers will appreciate the correct spelling :). Instructable user Cpt.Insano created a 3D printed adapter that converts practically and Nikon lens into a tilt shift lens.
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James Johnston's curator insight, July 28, 1:55 PM

Cool #DIY project. Might have to try this on an old lens from ebay. 

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Why mobile photography is completely broken - TechGeek

Why mobile photography is completely broken - TechGeek | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
I think there’s something fundamentally broken about how we work with mobile photographs today. Take a look at how a large majority of people might deal with photographs on a smartphone.

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Cheesycam DIY Video Tripod Platform Push Dolly Project » CheesyCam

Cheesycam DIY Video Tripod Platform Push Dolly Project » CheesyCam | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

If you’re not familiar with the history behind the website name, it’s derived from many of the ‘cheesy’ ideas and DIY projects that I’ve built and shared through this website. So here’s another ‘cheesy’ project i’ve been tinkering with, and I thought i’d share where i’m at with it.


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Camera fans fooled yet again by April Fools’ Day pranks

Camera fans fooled yet again by April Fools’ Day pranks | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
  Image: Photo Rumors April Fools’ Day is extra-hilarious for anybody who follows camera and photography news. Our little category has a healthy rumor mill, fueled by thousands of dedicated fanboys, many of whom are good with Photoshop,…

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Nikon Df review: a tale of two cameras - The Verge

Nikon Df review: a tale of two cameras - The Verge | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Nikon’s traditional strengths are very much evident in the Df: it’s built to last, takes amazing photos, and is compatible with one of the broadest and best lens ranges in the business. But then it’s also more than $1,000 more expensive than Nikon’s own D610, which is roughly the same size, much easier to use, and can record 1080p video.

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Jean-Marie Grange's curator insight, March 19, 9:22 AM

Another review of the DF...

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A 36-megapixel Pure Monochrome Camera (Modified Nikon D800)

A 36-megapixel Pure Monochrome Camera (Modified Nikon D800) | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"I am working with a modified Nikon D800 which has been altered so that it is now a true monochrome camera: no RGB filter array (removed), and of course no anti-aliasing filter. 36 megapixels that “see” in monochrome."

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Fuji X100s Review

Fuji X100s Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

There is one camera company that is really getting noticed these days, and that is Fuji. They seem unstoppable as they continually are releasing new cameras and lens at a very fast pace. They stand apart with their APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor. It all started with the X100 and since that introduction Fuji has followed with numerous other X branded cameras. Not forgetting where their roots are they released the next generation X100s a few months ago. This little camera has a huge following and if there is a camera that has done retro right it is the X100s. Alain Briot a regular contributor here on Luminous-Landscape switches gears from his regular essays and does a Camera Review Of The X100s.

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Sony Alpha 7R Review: Digital Photography Review

Sony Alpha 7R Review: Digital Photography Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

Two products that have been getting a lot of attention lately are the Sony a7 and a7R full-frame mirrorless cameras. Last month we took an in-depth look at the Alpha 7, and were mostly pleased with how it turned out. Now it's time to take a look at its big brother, the Alpha 7R, which offers a 36 megapixel sensor with no low-pass filter and a more conventional autofocus system. Is the a7R worth the price premium over the a7? Click below to find out.

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As many know Sony is among first brands to go into mirrorless cameras. Sony Alpha 7R is one of the first comers. dpreview made review, lets check how good it is. <a href="http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-alpha-a7">Sony Alpha 7R Review</a>