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What the Well Dressed Photo Geek is Wearing

What the Well Dressed Photo Geek is Wearing | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

I generally consider jeans and any shirt with a collar to be dressed up. There are, however, certain occasions when ‘clothing makes the man’, as they say. For example, when interviewing job applicants, I usually wear the 800mm Hood of Camera Knowledge. Dressing appropriately for the interview, I believe, helps predict whether the applicant really is someone we’d bring into our little circle of trust. Or maybe helps them predict if they really want to work here...

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New CIPA data for September.

New CIPA data for September. | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
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The latest CIPA data from September show that mirrorless camera shipment is still growing compared to August. But it's not as good as 12 months ago.
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Nikkor AF-S 58mm f/1.4 G (FX) - Review / Test Report

Nikkor AF-S 58mm f/1.4 G (FX) - Review / Test Report | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
The wide- to short tele prime lens market is currently in a bit of a turmoil. Driven by Zeiss and also Sigma, the manufacturers are exploring extreme quality designs ... as well as corresponding price tags. In the standard prime lens segment, Zeiss started the game with the Otus 55mm f/1.4 followed by the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 HSM DG "Art". Obviously Nikon felt the heat and released the Nikkor AF-S 58mm f/1.4 G. At 1700 US$ this is clearly not for the faint-hearted although this is almost affordable by Zeiss Otus standards.
"58mm" may sound like an unusual choice but this is actually not a first for Nikon here. Back in the old days, they offered a Noct-Nikkor Ai-S 58mm f/1.2 - a legendary lens renowned for great performance at max. aperture. We'll see whether the current AF-S 58mm f/1.4 is capable of following this guidance.
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HTC introduces the RE digital camera

HTC introduces the RE digital camera | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Smartphone maker HTC has introduced its first stand-alone camera in the shape of the HTC RE. With no viewfinder, screen or controls other than a shutter release button, the RE is designed to be used either as an independent still and video camera, or as a connected device controlled via a smartphone. Housing a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor that features 16 million pixels, the RE uses a fixed-focus f/2.8 lens that HTC says has a 146 degree angle of view – equivalent to a 6.5mm focal length on a full frame body.
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Opinion: Why buy a Panasonic LX100 when you could buy a GX7?

Opinion: Why buy a Panasonic LX100 when you could buy a GX7? | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
What's so special about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100? It uses the same sensor as the GX7 but is at a distinct disadvantage not being part of an interchangeable lens system.
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GoPro HERO4 Revealed! 4K Video at 30FPS and the First Built-In Touch Display

GoPro HERO4 Revealed! 4K Video at 30FPS and the First Built-In Touch Display | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

The rumor mill is abuzz with speculation, but we have the first full scoop on the GoPro HERO4.


As many have reported, the two big features that are appearing are 4K video recording at 30FPS and a built-in touch display.

Unfortunately, these two features won’t be appearing in the same camera. Instead, there will be two models: the HERO4 Black and the HERO4 Silver.


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Opinion: Why the death of the point and shoot benefits photographers

Opinion: Why the death of the point and shoot benefits photographers | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
The death of the point-and-shoot compact has been disastrous for all the major camera manufacturers, but it's not all bad news.
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Updated Leica X (Typ 113) APS-C compact boasts F1.7 lens

Updated Leica X (Typ 113) APS-C compact boasts F1.7 lens | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Leica has announced a new X-series camera with an F1.7 lens. The Leica X (Typ 113) continues to use a 16MP APS-C sensor and offer a 35mm equivalent lens but now with a considerably faster aperture than the F2.8 of its forebear.
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Canon introduces EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM, EF 24-105mm and EF-S 24mm f/2.8 lenses: Digital Photography Review

Canon introduces EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM, EF 24-105mm and EF-S 24mm f/2.8 lenses: Digital Photography Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

In addition to its compact camera and EOS 7D Mark II launch at Photokina, Canon unveils three new lenses. The EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM, EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM announced today target different types of photographers. The EF 400mm f/4 II weighs half of what its EF 400mm f/2.8L counterpart does, and claims four additional stops of shutter speed thanks to Canon's optical image stabilization.  

The EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM also claims four additional stops of shutter speed, and provides full-frame Canon shooters with a cheaper alternative to the 24-105mm f/4L. Canon calls the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 the slimmest and lightest EF-S lens the company has ever produced. Like the 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 it includes a stepping motor for quiet autofocus performance. 

The EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM will be available in November for $6899. Also available in November, the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM will cost $149.99. The EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM will be available in December for $599.99. 

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The wait is over: Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review

The wait is over: Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

Enthusiast photographers have been waiting in agony for a replacement to the Canon EOS 7D for five years. Their wishes have finally been granted - and in a big way - with the arrival of the EOS 7D Mark II. With a new sensor, improved AF system, faster image processor, and Full HD video, we think that it was worth the wait. For a lot more on the 7D II, read our detailed First Impressions Review.


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Mike Croshaw Photos's curator insight, September 16, 5:26 AM

If I was into wildlife or sports photography this would be very tempting.

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Otus 1.4/85 - ZEISS's new Flagship sailing from Imaginary to the Real World

Otus 1.4/85 - ZEISS's new Flagship sailing from Imaginary to the Real World | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Comparison review model shooting, Zeiss Apo Planar T* Otus 85mm, f/1.4, on Sony A7R, Nikon, Nikkor
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Polished to a T: Fujifilm X100T Overview

Polished to a T: Fujifilm X100T Overview | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

If there's one thing you can say about Fujifilm, it's that the company has shown a desire to continuously improve its cameras. In the case of the X100T, Fujifilm has taken the already refined X100S and redesigned the viewfinder, added more exposure controls, and included an electronic shutter. We've spent some time with an early production X100T and have put together an overview that covers the key points.

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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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Fujifilm RAW and Lightroom: How Are Things as 2015 Nears?

Fujifilm RAW and Lightroom: How Are Things as 2015 Nears? | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
As good as X-Trans sensors are in terms of performance, most software makers have had some trouble with demosaicing the slightly unusual RAW files in the past.
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Tiny fps1000 high-speed camera boasts 18,500fps

Tiny fps1000 high-speed camera boasts 18,500fps | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Graham Rowan of Hertfordshire, UK has created a small camera dubbed the "fps1000", and as its name suggests, it is designed solely to record high-frame-rate videos. The goal behind the camera is to open up high-speed shooting to a wider market by offering a relatively inexpensive product that is highly portable.
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Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH review

Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
I purchased the Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH lens new in September 2013. A lens that many people dream about. A lens that many people hate without ever having tried it. This review will be bas...
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Nikon 20mm f/1.8G ED – Initial Impressions

Nikon 20mm f/1.8G ED – Initial Impressions | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

Since Nasim has been photographing the beautiful golden aspens in Ouray County, Colorado with members of the Photography Life community for the last few days, I thought I would provide some early thoughts and samples of photos taken with the new Nikon AF-S 20mm f/1.8G ED. Once Nasim is back in town, he will post a much more detailed review of this lens. I would call this a “Nasim Light Lens Review,” but that would be giving myself too much credit!


Many have been very impressed with the Nikon’s f/1.8G series, which includes the 28mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm. Each represents a great value relative to their more expensive f/1.4 counterparts, and in some cases, as good if not better performance. And while the new 70-200mm f/4 VR lens is not one of the f/1.8G series, it represents the same style and value proposition.

I had previously owned the 28mm f/1.8G, which I loaned to Nasim for his detailed review. It was a fine lens, but I did not find the focal length to be very useful. It was not a wide angle lens and was just 7mm shy of my Sigma 35mm f/1.4. The only real advantage it had over the Sigma was weight. The Sigma is such an exceptional lens, however, so I eventually sold the 28mm f/1.8G. What I really wanted was an 18mm or 20mm f/1.8G. Nikon finally answered the call...

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Fujifilm X100T Hands-on Review | Kai Wong

Fujifilm X100T Hands-on Review | Kai Wong | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it


The X100T is the third iteration of the ever-popular X100 series of cameras from Fuji - an APS-C sensor compact camera with retro-chic looks - and the successor to the X100S. But what?s new and is this a worthy upgrade? The team went to the Occupy Central protests to test out the camera......


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Nikon D750 uses an unsecured Wi-Fi network, anyone can download your pictures | Nikon Rumors

Nikon D750 uses an unsecured Wi-Fi network, anyone can download your pictures | Nikon Rumors | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
This just in from AmateurPhotographer - reportedly the Nikon D750 Wi-Fi app uses an unsecured Wi-Fi network and anyone with a smart device can download your
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The ultimate photo shoot: on location in Iceland with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

The ultimate photo shoot: on location in Iceland with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

As with any smartphone in 2014, there's no more important feature than the camera. It's what we use to take photos with our friends and families, how we remember what we ate and what our kids looked like way back when.


The camera has always been one of the iPhone's most impressive feature, and this year, Apple says it's gotten a huge upgrade. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus feature new sensors, better optics, new technologies that aid in stabilization and HDR, even slower slo-mo video, and much more. They're meant to destroy your point-and-shoot, your camcorder, and maybe even your DSLR.


To see what the new devices can really do, travel photographer Austin Mann went to Iceland on a week-long photography adventure. He's been shooting in some incredible places, in incredibly difficult conditions; he's put both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to their ultimate test.


Here are his photos, and his story. For lots more of both, check out his website.

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Panasonic and Red hope to replace photos with frames of video

Panasonic and Red hope to replace photos with frames of video | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
If you're worried about missing a once-in-a-lifetime photo op, Panasonic and Red have a proposition: Why not shoot ultra high-res video and just grab
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Olympus Open Platform Prototype Camera At Photokina 2014

Olympus Open Platform Prototype Camera At Photokina 2014 | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Olympus are showing a new prototype interchangeable lens camera module designed to connect to smartphones and tablets.
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Nikon D750 High Resolution Image Samples

Nikon D750 High Resolution Image Samples | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
If you would like to see what the Nikon D750 is capable of in terms of image quality at different ISO levels, check out some of the image samples below. These were gathered from different Nikon websites and unfortunately, not all of them have full EXIF information. The ones that do will show underneath each …
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Special FX: Nikon D750 First impressions review

Special FX: Nikon D750 First impressions review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

The D750 is Nikon's latest FX format camera, which borrows features from the D810 and marries them with a 24MP sensor, offering a faster frame-rate than any non-professional full-frame Nikon DSLR since the D700. Aimed squarely at enthusiasts and full-frame upgraders the D750 boasts a comprehensive video and still photography specification which includes a tilting rear LCD screen and (on paper) an improved version of the 51-point AF system found in the D810. We've been using a pre-production camera for a few days - click through for our first impressions. 

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Philippe Gassmann's curator insight, September 12, 1:26 AM

I don't agree with the conclusion of dpreview, this camera seems really to be the continuation of the D6x0 line. Nikon decided to remove their bad reputation camera line and replace it with this new line...

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35mm or 50mm: Deciding On Your First Prime

35mm or 50mm: Deciding On Your First Prime | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

In one of those rare more-informative-than-funny Top Gear DigitalRev episodes, Kai tries to help beginners decide what they should buy for their first prime: a nifty 50mm, or a more versatile 35mm.


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