Samsung introduces 10mm F3.5 Fisheye for NX – Sample Images

Samsung introduces 10mm F3.5 Fisheye for NX – Sample Images

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Photography enthusiasts and advanced hobbyists can now shoot wider than ever before with the launch of the new Samsung 10mm F3.5 Fisheye Lens. The smallest AF fisheye lens on the market, this super wide angle lens is half the size and weight of its competitors, offering passionate photographers a convenient way to expand their creative horizons without carrying weighty accessories.

June 11, 2013 162 comments Read More
Nikon 1 firmware updates

Nikon 1 firmware updates

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Today Nikon released several firmware updates for the Nikon 1 V1, V2, J1, J2, J3, S1 cameras, FT1 adapter and GP-N100 GPS unit. The main fixes are support for the new 32mm f/1.2 lens and continuous AF for the FT1 adapter:

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Review: Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i

Review: Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i

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From Amadou Diallo with additional material by Andy Westlake

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June 2013: The Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i replaces the very short-lived Canon EOS 650D / T4i but is almost indistinguishable from it in terms of design, operation and specification. Our tests have found the image quality and performance of both cameras to be identical and they use the same batteries and accessories as well. Accordingly, this review is a very slightly modified version of the EOS 650 review we posted in the summer of 2012. We’ve retained product images of the EOS 650D where there’s no meaningful change in design, and except where indicated, any comments in the body of this review which reference the Canon EOS 650D / T4i are equally relevant to the Canon EOS 700D / T5i and vis-versa.

The Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i is the company’s latest addition to its novice-oriented ‘Rebel’ series. With more than two decades of continuous success in its film and digital incarnations, these little SLRs have been improved and refined to the point that Canon’s biggest challenge seems to be finding new ways to distinguish its updated models. Place the new EOS 700D / Rebel T5i alongside its predecessor the EOS 650D and the differences are so minimal to be of little real importance.

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Review: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II

Review: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II

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By: Justin VanLeeuwen

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Wide angle lenses tend to be an essential, if not fairly niche, part of a photographer’s kit. The distortion caused at the extreme edges of the frame can have both a positive and negative effect on the results of an image, and thus should be used sparingly and selectively. Part of the Canon “holy trinity” (complemented by the 24-70 f/2.8 L II, and the 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II) of zooms, the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM represents the pinnacle of Canon’s wide-angle zooms. For the longest time, I’ve been using a close Canon alternative, the 17-40 f/4 L. At half the price and quite a bit lighter it was actually my very first lens, ever. Obviously I was curious to see if the wider aperture, the slightly wider focal length, the added weight and cost were worth an upgrade from a lens that has worked very well for me up to now.

June 11, 2013 31 comments Read More
Adobe releases Camera Raw 8.1 and DNG Converter 8.1

Adobe releases Camera Raw 8.1 and DNG Converter 8.1

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Adobe has released Camera Raw 8.1 and DNG Converter 8.1, as final versions of updates that were originally posted as ‘release candidates’. ACR 8.1 is designed to work with Photoshop CC but, as promised, is also compatible with Photoshop CS6. It brings support for 7 additional cameras, including the Olympus PEN E-P5 and E-PL5, Ricoh GR and Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6, along with profiles for 16 more lens, including Sigma and Zeiss’s latest models.

Click here to download DNG Converter 8.1 for Windows

Click here to download DNG Converter 8.1 for Mac

To install Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe says ‘Please use the update mechanism in Photoshop CS6′

June 10, 2013 37 comments Read More
Hands on Sigma 18-35mm F1.8

Hands on Sigma 18-35mm F1.8

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By Richard Butler

Even as slightly jaded camera reviewers, we were pretty stunned when Sigma told us it was going to make an 18-35mm F1.8 zoom. The company has shown real ambition, particularly in recent years, to cement an increased reputation for itself – its 50mm F1.4, 85mm F1.4 and 35mm F1.4 lenses, for instance, have proved to be really impressive, with no need for caveats about them being from a third-party lens maker. But a constant F1.8 zoom? Was that even possible?

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Final is now Available

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Final is now Available

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 10, 2013  Adobe today announced the availability of Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 5 for Mac OS® and Windows®. The product is available as an individual license or as part of Adobe Creative Cloud™. Designed for both photography enthusiasts and professionals alike, Lightroom 5 adds critical photo editing capabilities and creates groundbreaking workflows. Lightroom 5 was initially released as a free, public beta in April 2013.

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Pictures of the upcoming Pentax Q7 mirrorless camera

Pictures of the upcoming Pentax Q7 mirrorless camera

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First pictures of the upcoming Pentax Q7 mirrorless camera.

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Canon EVERCAM XU-81, Full HD Robotic Remote-Control Pan-Tilt-Zoom

Canon EVERCAM XU-81, Full HD Robotic Remote-Control Pan-Tilt-Zoom

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Compact, Fully Integrated, and Durable, the Canon EVERCAM XU-Series PTZ HD Cameras Deliver Outstanding 1080i or 720p Resolution Widescreen Video, Accurate Color Reproduction, and Fast, Precise Auto Focus Performance with a 20x Optical Canon HD Zoom Lens

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Leica X Vario for € 2450?

Leica X Vario for € 2450?

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The German retailer Audiophilfoto has a listing for the Leica X Vario camera on their front page. The specifications are the same as previously reported. The price is €2450 (around $3,200, the US price will probably be under $3000). The camera will be officially announced tomorrow and should be available in Leica stores.

via Leica News & Rumors.

June 10, 2013 21 comments