Cell phone photography pioneer Joel Grey explains how he started shooting with his Nokia 133 in this video.
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Lytro has announced two extra features for users of its Light Field Cameras - perspective shift and living filters. Perspective shift allows the viewer to re-render the light field as if captured from a slightly different position - moving this viewing position around shows off the depth information captured by the camera. Meanwhile the 'living filters' are depth-aware versions of the processing filter modes that have become near-ubiquitous in cameras in recent years. And, because the Light Field Cameras download all the light field data to your computer, these effects will be available with all existing captures.
mobileNov 15, 2012 at 17:11
Demotix, “the freelancer’s AP,” is now part of image licensing giant Corbis.
mobileNov 15, 2012 at 15:51
Stephen Mayes on mobile photography: “pure implementation of the digital phenomenon.”
reviewNov 15, 2012 at 15:44
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lens newsNov 15, 2012 at 06:00
Olympus USA has announced its M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8 for Micro Four Thirds will be available in December for around $500. The lens features the same premium build quality and snap-focus manual focus mode as the company's 12mm f/2.0. The snap-focus mode is engaged by pulling the focus ring on the lens back, which reveals a distance scale and engages end-stops on the focus travel, applies firmer damping and switches the camera to manual focus mode. Olympus UK, meanwhile, has announced a price of £449.99.
Nov 14, 2012 at 22:34
Accessory grip maker Richard Franiec has created a custom grip for the Sigma DP1 Merrill and DP2 Merrill. As usual, the grip is made from anodized aluminium alloy and attached to the front of the camera using high-strength 3M double-sided tape. The grip attaches securely but can be removed if necessary. It will be available from December 2012 at a cost of $36.95 plus shipping.
mobileNov 14, 2012 at 18:19
An untapped market may await photo app makers.
mobileNov 14, 2012 at 16:44
Service links PayPal and Instagram for digital purchases, donations and sales.
We've just published our 23-page, in-depth review of the Nikon D600. Aimed at enthusiasts, the Nikon D600 offers a 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor and a 39-point AF system adapted from the D7000. In many other respects, it owes a lot to its considerably more expensive cousin, the 36MP D800. When we previewed the D600 we were impressed by its image quality and how many features it offers for the money. So how does it fare when put through our rigorous studio and real-world testing? Click through to find out.
Metabones has updated its EF to NEX Smart Adapter II, allowing recent Canon lenses to autofocus on Sony E-mount cameras. As with most systems that attempt to use DSLR lenses on contrast-detection-based AF cameras, the focus speed is considerably lower than when used on their native cameras. However, despite not being able to use the hybrid-AF system from the NEX-5R or 6, Metabones claims performance is often better than Sony DSLR lenses being used with the original LA-EA1 adapter. The adapter costs $399, with existing Smart Adapter II owners able to upgrade for $50.
mobileNov 13, 2012 at 17:12
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mobileNov 13, 2012 at 16:56
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mobileNov 13, 2012 at 16:55
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mobileNov 13, 2012 at 15:52
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The Kata Revolver-8 photo backpack's unique selling point is its roulette-style revolving lens compartment, which is designed to let you get access to your glassware in seconds, during a busy shoot. This backpack sits at the more expensive end of the camera backpack spectrum, so does its unique revolving design justify the price premium? Read our review to find out.
mobileNov 12, 2012 at 19:21
London-based writer takes to Instagram to show the targets of U.S. drone attacks.
mobileNov 12, 2012 at 19:01
New Triggertrap app update allows for shutter release via Wi-Fi.
mobileNov 12, 2012 at 18:41
After tales of hardware problems, Apple is reportedly pushing the release of the iPhone 5S.
mobileNov 12, 2012 at 18:21
The Android-running point and shoot will be available in the U.S. later this week.
mobileNov 12, 2012 at 18:00
Triggertrap Mobile, the app-based camera trigger can now be used remotely if the user has two smart devices. The latest version of the app, that allows a wide range of cameras to be triggered in response to a range of events or with sophisticated time-lapse functions, features a Wi-Fi mode. In Wi-Fi mode, a 'master' iOS device can be used to remotely configure and trigger a camera that is connected to a Triggertrap mobile dongle and a second smart device (either an iOS or Android phone or tablet).
US cellphone network AT&T will sell Samsung's Galaxy Camera from November 16th at a price of $499. The Android 4.1 connected camera, which essentially adds a 21x zoom compact camera to a Galaxy SIII smartphone (with the omission of phone function), will cost the same amount with or without a data contract - rather than being subsidized by the carrier, as smartphones usually are. Anyone buying a Samsung smartphone at the same time can receive up to a $100 discount. The AT&T version of the camera will offer a HSPA+ connection, not the faster LTE system.
mobileNov 12, 2012 at 16:09
The Xperia Advance is water resistant and packs a 5-megapixel camera.
Photographers have no shortage of compositional rules to turn to when trying to create better images. Pro shooter and educator Thomas Park shows how you can actually make more compelling images by breaking these rules - as long as you understand them first.
Nov 9, 2012 at 23:51
Just Posted: Studio test images from the Pentax K-5 II and its low-pass-filter-free sister model, the K-5 IIs. We've shot studio test samples with Pentax's latest 16MP DSLRs. Not only does this mean you can see the differences between the K-5 II and the 's' variant but it allows you to compare them with the original K-5 or almost every camera we've tested in recent years. It also means you can download the Raw files from either camera to process to your own tastes.
reviewNov 9, 2012 at 21:46
App displays images from Twitter and Instagram according to hashtag.
Nov 9, 2012 at 19:45
Transcend has announced its own Wi-Fi-capable SD card. Like the existing Eye-Fi and FlashAir cards, it can connect directly to a smartphone or to a local Wi-Fi network and, in common with the latest cards from Eye-Fi, is based around a Class 10 card. A free app compatible with both iOS and Android devices lets you upload images wirelessly from your digital camera to the Internet.
previewNov 9, 2012 at 18:41
Just Posted: Nikon D5200 in-hand preview. We've been able to spend some time with Nikon's latest mass-market DSLR - the 24MP D5200. At first glance it's nearly indistinguishable from its predecessor, the D5100, but beyond the sensor, it also gains the 39-point AF system and 2,016 pixel metering sensor from the D7000. This represents a significant step up for this class of DSLR. It also has the option to join the 'connected camera' set, with the option of a clip-on Wi-Fi unit. Is this enough to keep the D5200 relevant amongst its smaller mirrorless rivals?
Nov 8, 2012 at 23:06
A major copyright reform bill came into effect today in Canada, granting photographers copyright of all of their photographs - regardless of whether they have been commissioned. Previously, copyright on photographs belonged to the commissioner of the images, not to the photographer, transferrable only by a written contract. One of the stated goals of the law is to 'give photographers the same rights as other creators'. Click through for more details (via PetaPixel).
Nov 8, 2012 at 22:21
Adobe has issued a 'release candidate' version of Lightroom 4.3 and Adobe Camera Raw 7.3, including support for 13 additional cameras. The Mac version of Lightroom features a Develop module that supports Apple's HiDPI mode that makes the interface easier to read on the 'Retina' panels used on recent Macs. The latest versions are available for download from the Adobe Labs website and, as the 'release candidate' tag denotes, are well tested but could benefit from some user feedback before finalized.
mobileNov 8, 2012 at 18:52
Photographer Ben Horne captured his own wedding from his bride's perspective.
Nov 8, 2012 at 18:27
iFixit.com has performed a complete tear-down of the Nikon D600, reducing it to its component parts to see how easy it is to repair. Nikon's latest full-frame DSLR scored a low 'repairability' score, of 2 out of 10 since 'most components almost require a certification in soldering in order to properly remove'. On the plus side, the tripod mount is easy to remove, if you ever cross-thread it accidentally. iFixit has also worked with semiconductor experts Chipworks to take a very close look at the D600's 24MP CMOS sensor. Click through for more details, images, and a link to both iFixit and Chipworks' tear-downs.
mobileNov 8, 2012 at 16:20
Android version of Camera Awesome likely as SmugMug begins search for developers.
mobileNov 8, 2012 at 16:02
Samsung sells 18 million Galaxy S3 devices to Apple's 16.2 million iPhone 4S smartphones.
Nov 7, 2012 at 23:10
Just Posted: Studio test samples from the Canon PowerShot G15. Although closely resembling the existing G-series cameras, the G15 is slightly smaller and features a faster lens than its predecessor. It also gains the latest version of Canon's 12MP 1/1.7"-type CMOS sensor - promising what should be a significant performance improvement over the now rather dated 10MP CCD in its predecessor, the G12. What difference does that sensor make? Have a look at our studio test images to find out.
Nov 7, 2012 at 18:06
DxO Labs has updated its DxO Optics Pro software to version 8.0.1 with the addition of support for the Nikon 1 J2 and Sony NEX-5R mirrorless cameras. The latest update also includes over 200 additional camera/lens correction modules. The update is free for Optics Pro 8 users and is available immediately.
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