Photography

Canon 7D Mark II: The Best DSLR For Sports and Wildlife, But That’s All – Gizmodo

Monday, October 20, 2014

When the Canon 7D came out in 2009, it soon became one of the most popular DSLRs ever. It was fast, rugged, with great video features, all for a whole lot cheaper than the more pro-oriented 5D Mark II. Five years later, the 7D Mark II makes its debut with plenty of powerful specs, yet it’s not likely to be the same wide-reaching hit as the original. The 7D Mark…

iOS 8.1 Available for Download: Apple Pay Launches, Camera Roll Returns – Mashable

Monday, October 20, 2014

Apple users can now download the latest version of iOS 8, and with it comes a handful of new features, including Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, device continuity (accessing whatever you need on every device) and the return of the Camera Roll. iOS 8.1 comes just a few weeks after the launch of the first iteration of iOS 8 for iPhones and iPads, as well as the aborted release of…

Learn the Basics of Photography with This Interactive Chart – Lifehacker

Monday, October 20, 2014

Even the best camera is only as good as the photographer’s skills. The “Where to Start” interactive chart guides beginners to learn about the basics of photography. The flowchart format helps you make decisions about figuring out what you need, but the cool part is that most boxes are clickable. Click and you’ll be taken to a YouTube video by AdoramaTV, explaining the concept in simple terms. The chart was…

Gadget Review: HTC RE camera makes … – Economic Times

Monday, October 20, 2014

HTC says users can take up to 1,200 pictures or 100 minutes of videos before the battery runs out of charge. The RE camera is water resistant. You can use it under water (up to 1 metre) for 30 minutes. HTC RE Camera Rs 9,990 (introductory price) Availability: Snapdeal.com (first week of November) RE camera, HTC’s newest handheld device, is simply a point-and-shoot gadget that looks like a periscope. It…

Better camera gives Samsung a Note-worthy phone – The Seattle Times

Sunday, October 19, 2014

With Apple’s release of larger-screen iPhones last month, Samsung’s flagship Galaxy phones no longer have the distinction of being “the next big thing,” as Samsung’s ads like to tout. But there’s still plenty to like in Samsung’s phones, including the new Galaxy Note 4 phone out this week. Sharper resolution, better cameras and battery life give the Note 4 a stronger edge than the phone’s previous incarnation. However, just like…

5 Awesome Apple iPhone 6 Plus Photography Accessories – Gotta Be Mobile

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera upgrade introduced an improved camera with optical image stabilization and focus pixels, a technology that promises faster auto-focusing. We talked about how the phone can potentially replace a point-and-shoot cameras. The Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera works exceptionally well with nothing more than the phone and a good subject. However, these five accessories will add to the shooting experience and help the Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera…

The Seek Thermal Infrared Camera for iPhone and Android – Wired

Friday, October 17, 2014

Rhett Allain I think that at some point in the future, smart phones will have a built in infrared camera. But for now, you are going to have to use an IR camera add on. This is the Seek Thermal infrared camera. What do I think about it? Let’s find out. An Infrared Review But what does an IR camera do? What can you use it for? Here is a…

Adobe offers Apple Aperture photos a new home: Lightroom – CNET

Friday, October 17, 2014

Lightroom lets people edit and catalog photos. Apple has discontinued development of its rival, Aperture. Screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET Adobe Systems released a tool on Thursday to help users of Apple’s all-but-dead Aperture software move their photos to its Lightroom. The tool, a plugin for Lightroom 5.6, ingests original Aperture photos along with metadata such as keywords and titles. It preserves photos’ organizational structure, but doesn’t attempt to reproduce any…

Nikon D750 Review: Nikon… You’ve Created a Monster – PetaPixel

Thursday, October 16, 2014

This Nikon D750 Review by Ross Harvey was originally published on his blog, and is being reprinted in full with permission. What this review isn’t: pixel peeping and statistical comparisons between various cameras. What this review is: a real world account in a professional environment from a gear lover with high standards. It’s not intended to be a catch-all review, it’s specifically tailored for my own needs and shooting…

Nikon D750 Review: Nikon… You’ve Created a Monster – PetaPixel

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

This Nikon D750 Review by Ross Harvey was originally published on his blog, and is being reprinted in full with permission. What this review isn’t: pixel peeping and statistical comparisons between various cameras. What this review is: a real world account in a professional environment from a gear lover with high standards. It’s not intended to be a catch-all review, it’s specifically tailored for my own needs and shooting…

GoPro shares fall after journalist links camera to Michael Schumacher’s accident – The Independent

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The stock fell as much as 16 per cent in New York trading after Jean-Louis Moncet, a well-known French journalist, suggested the camera may have been part of the “problem” and may have worsened his head injuries. “The problem for Michael was not the hit, but the mounting of the GoPro camera that he had on his helmet that injured his brain,” he told radio station Europe 1 over the…

8 reasons why Lightroom should be your go-to photo app – Macworld

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Even though Photoshop is so incredibly popular its name is a verb, it’s not for the faint at heart. Now that Adobe offers both Photoshop and Lightroom (plus other nifty goodies) for $10/month via its Creative Cloud Photography Program, a dirty little secret is creeping out of the image editing bag: it’s easier to edit images in Lightroom than in Photoshop. Brace yourself and consider the following major advantages. Powerful…

Samsung’s free DSLR trade-in promo comes to LA today – Engadget

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

After a successful first run in New York City earlier this year, Samsung is now taking its free camera-swap program to the West Coast. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you’ll have a chance to trade in your DSLR, so long as it’s fully functional, for either a Samsung NX30 or NX Mini — both of which are two of the South Korean company’s newest cameras. Compared to the…

Nikon D3300 review: Solid compact DSLR for beginner and pro alike – Macworld (blog)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Nikon D3300 offers a pleasing set of features for newbies as well as power users, especially given its relatively low price and compact size. At just $650 (including 18-55mm VR II lens), the D3300 is a strong choice for those looking to graduate into the realm of digital SLRs without breaking their wallets, yet it comes with enough advanced features to keep budding enthusiasts engaged. Note that the D3300…

Lights, camera, trash ’em: Samsung wants Hollywood to Ditch the DSLR too – imaging resource

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Last June, photographers in and around New York City got the chance to swap their aged DSLR for a modern, mirrorless replacement, thanks to consumer electronics giant Samsung and its unusual Ditch the DSLR promotional event. Now, those on the west coast will get their turn, thanks to a repeat of the earlier Times Square event that will take place in the entertainment capital of the world. The event officially…

Sony Alpha a58 review: A feature-packed entry-level DSLR great for beginners – Macworld (blog)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

When it first came out last year, the Sony Alpha a58 was aimed at the middle ground between newcomers to DSLRs and more advanced enthusiasts. It replaced two previous models from Sony, and its healthy selection of features reflected the range of its intended audience. More importantly, more than a year on, the a58 continues to stand out on the basis of its specs, features, and image handling. And it…

GoPro camera caused Schumacher’s head injury: report – New York Post

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

F1 legend Michael Schumacher’s traumatic head injuries were caused by a GoPro camera mounted to his helmet when he fell in a December skiing accident, according to a new report. French journalist Jean-Louis Moncet said he has been in contact with Schumacher’s son, Mick, who passed on the latest development. “The problem for Michael was not the hit, but the mounting of the Go-Pro camera that he had on his helmet…

GoPro camera caused Schumacher’s head injury: report – New York Post

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

F1 legend Michael Schumacher’s traumatic head injuries were caused by a GoPro camera mounted to his helmet when he fell in a December skiing accident, according to a new report. French journalist Jean-Louis Moncet said he has been in contact with Schumacher’s son, Mick, who passed on the latest development. “The problem for Michael was not the hit, but the mounting of the Go-Pro camera that he had on his helmet…

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED Review – PhotographyBLOG (blog)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Introduction The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED is a compact and affordable ultra-wide-angle prime lens. This lens features a Nano Crystal coating to reduce reflections, Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for quiet focusing, 13 elements in 11 groups including two Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements and two aspherical lens elements (AS), and a closest focusing distance of 0.2m. The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED is available for £679.99 /…

Ultra-Rare Nikon 13mm f/5.6 ‘Holy Grail’ Lens Shows Up on eBay – PetaPixel

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

One of the rarest Nikon lenses in the world has popped up on eBay. It’s the Nikon 13mm f/5.6, a lens reviewer Ken Rockwell calls ‘The Holy Grail’ of Nikon lenses. Just how rare is it? Only about 350 of these babies were ever produced. Rockwell says the 13mm is Nikon’s “greatest lens” because it allows owners to make photos they can’t make in any other way. It’s the…