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Adobe Camera Raw vs. Nikon ViewNX-i and Capture NX-D: Which should you be using?

Posted by on Jan 19th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Adobe Camera Raw vs. Nikon ViewNX-i and Capture NX-D: Which should you be using?

Introduction Recently, I kicked off a new series of articles comparing the software provided by camera manufacturers with one of their most popular third-party alternatives, pitting Canon Digital Photo Professional head-to-head against Adobe Camera Raw. Now, I’m back with the second in the series, in which we’ll take a look at how Adobe’s raw processing rivals that offered for free with Nikon’s cameras. Nikon ViewNX-i version 1.4.3’s user interface. There’s a bit more to discuss this time around, as Nikon...

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Samsung’s new Galaxy S21 phones will include AI-powered object eraser tool

Posted by on Jan 19th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Samsung’s new Galaxy S21 phones will include AI-powered object eraser tool

[embedded content] During its recent Unpacked event, Samsung revealed its new S21 flagship smartphones, including the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra. Though both the S21 and S21 Plus models retain essentially the same camera hardware found on the S20 and S20 Plus handsets, the S21 Ultra packs a 108MP ‘pro sensor’ and support for capturing 12-bit HDR images. In addition to the upgraded camera system on the S21 Ultra, the company has introduced some enhancements coming to its camera software, including an object eraser tool. As...

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Reply to multi purpose filter

Posted by on Jan 18th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Reply to multi purpose filter

derekdgl: you were lucky. A filter protects a front element from finger prints and getting scratched in normal use cases. However, when you run into a blunt object or drop the lens, the filter shatters and can cause much more damage to the front element than when there’s no filter attached. I’ve heard some terrible stories about this. I would never take that...

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TTartisan celebrates Year of the Ox with a bright-red version of its M-mount 50mm F0.95 prime lens

Posted by on Jan 18th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

TTartisan celebrates Year of the Ox with a bright-red version of its M-mount 50mm F0.95 prime lens

TTartisan has announced a new special-edition version of its fully-manual 50mm F0.95 Leica M mount lens to celebrate the Year of the Ox. The lens is optically identical to its more monochrome siblings, featuring eleven elements in eight groups including one double-sided aspherical element, one ultra-low dispersion element and five high-refractive elements. It features an aperture range of F0.95 to F16, offers a minimum focusing distance of 70cm (28“), uses a 14-blade aperture diaphragm and has a 67mm front filter thread. What sets this...

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Shooting from dusk till dawn with the Manfrotto Befree 3-way Live Advanced Tripod

Posted by on Jan 18th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Shooting from dusk till dawn with the Manfrotto Befree 3-way Live Advanced Tripod

Published Jan 18, 2021 | This is sponsored content, made possible with the support of Amazon and Manfrotto [embedded content] The Manfrotto Befree 3-way live advanced is a versatile, multi-purpose aluminum travel tripod intended for use by both stills and video shooters. Designed for travel, the Befree 3-way live advanced weighs less than 5 pounds and stores down to just under 16 inches – or 40 centimeters. Join filmmaker John Webster and his team as they voyage into the beautiful Sawtooth Wilderness in Idaho with Manfrotto’s...

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Fujifilm X-T4 vs X-S10

Posted by on Jan 18th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Fujifilm X-T4 vs X-S10

The Fujifilm X-T4 sits at the top of the company’s X series, and is probably our favorite APS-C camera right now. We found its in-body stabilization, improved AF tracking and larger battery give significant advantages over the already very good X-T3, especially if you shoot video. But the company’s mid-range X-S10 brings in-body stabilization to a much more accessible price point and shares a lot of the X-T4’s features and capabilities. Does the more affordable camera provide everything you need or is it worth the extra...

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multi purpose filter

Posted by on Jan 18th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

multi purpose filter

derekdgl: you were lucky. A filter protects a front element from finger prints and getting scratched in normal use cases. However, when you run into a blunt object or drop the lens, the filter shatters and can cause much more damage to the front element than when there’s no filter attached. I’ve heard some terrible stories about this. I would never take that...

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canon eos 90d

Posted by on Jan 17th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

canon eos 90d

Photos Members Group Since canon eos 90d hattinghhilda says: Hi i have a question im looking to upgrade from canon d800 to canon 90dwill it be a wise choice also will my picture quality on sigma 600mmand ef – s 250mm improve Thanks so mu much 8:37AM, 17 January 2021 PST (permalink) Would you like to comment? Sign up for a free account, or sign in (if you’re already a...

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Buying guide: The Canon EOS R5 is the best camera for portraits

Posted by on Jan 17th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Buying guide: The Canon EOS R5 is the best camera for portraits

Published Jan 14, 2021 | dpreview staff Previous 1 Introduction 2 Next Whether you make a living out of taking professional portraits, or are the weekend warrior who knows their way around flashes and reflectors, you’ll want a camera with high resolution, exceptional autofocus and a good selection of portrait prime lenses. We’ve selected a group of cameras that meet those requirements and will produce pro-looking portraits that will satisfy your clients. Best for pros: Canon EOS R5 Canon’s EOS R5 is an excellent choice for...

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DPReview TV: High resolution mirrorless cameras compared

Posted by on Jan 16th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

DPReview TV: High resolution mirrorless cameras compared

Published Jan 16, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] Which high resolution mirrorless camera is best for you? This week, we compare the Canon EOS R5, Sony a7R IV, Nikon Z7 II and Panasonic S1R to answer that question. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Gear in this story Our team at DPReview TV just wrapped up its review of the Nikon Z7 II. Check out the photos they took along the way and judge the image quality for yourself! After two rounds of voting, DPReview readers have decided on their...

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Explore earth from the Canon CE-SAT-1 satellite and its onboard Canon 5D Mark III

Posted by on Jan 15th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Explore earth from the Canon CE-SAT-1 satellite and its onboard Canon 5D Mark III

Lead image: San Jose as captured by the Canon CE-SAT-1. Image courtesy of Canon. Click to enlarge. Canon didn’t announce any new products at this year’s CES, but the company is leveraging an older product to give people the chance to capture simulated photos from distinct perspectives. The Canon CE-SAT-1 satellite was launched into orbit in 2017 and via a new interactive experience, you can learn more about the satellite and explore different locations from over 300 miles (500km) above the earth’s surface. The website...

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Canon 20d

Posted by on Jan 15th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Canon 20d

Photos Members Group Since Canon 20d ishtar photography says: I shot this in 2008 with my first DSLR the great canon 20d @ISO 800.Any one else still loving their 20d and some times use it like i do? 8:34AM, 15 January 2021 PST (permalink) Would you like to comment? Sign up for a free account, or sign in (if you’re already a...

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Nikon USA adds two new paid tiers to its Nikon Professional Services offerings

Posted by on Jan 15th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Nikon USA adds two new paid tiers to its Nikon Professional Services offerings

Nikon has added two new paid tiers to its Nikon Professional Services (NPS) memberships, adding additional benefits if you’re willing to pay the price. The new Pro+ and Platinum+ plans include everything Nikon’s complimentary Pro plan offers while adding additional benefits, including equipment loans, gear checks, cleanings, discounts on repairs and more. Nikon’s complimentary Pro membership includes access to Nikon’s NPS support hotline, priority repairs, free return shipping on repairs, priority shipping when buying new products through...

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Review: The Insta360 One R is a modular action camera with a 1″-type sensor

Posted by on Jan 15th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Review: The Insta360 One R is a modular action camera with a 1″-type sensor

Insta360 ONE Rfrom $300 | Insta360 The Insta360 One R is a modular action and 360 camera that snaps together like Lego bricks. It allows users to choose between three cameras or mods, depending on the most important features. A ‘1-Inch Edition’ ($550) uses a large 1″-type sensor, features a Leica-branded lens, and captures 5.3K video and 19MP images, a ‘360 Edition’ ($430) captures 5.7K spherical video, and a ‘4K Edition’ ($300) includes a 12MP sensor that shoots 4K video. The first option is somewhat...

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Film Fridays: Don’t buy a Soviet camera before reading this

Posted by on Jan 15th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Film Fridays: Don’t buy a Soviet camera before reading this

Photo: Paulo Moreira Considering getting your hands on a Soviet film camera? Good for you! There’s quite a few quality options out there and many can be had for a reasonable price. But before you go and pull the trigger on a Zorki-3C rangefinder like the one above, we suggest reading the guide below from our pals at KosmoFoto. It covers everything from where to buy, what to look for, the most-popular models, repair advice, Leica ‘look-alikes’, and much much more. Even if you’re not necessarily interested in buying a...

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Fujifilm discontinues its Pro 400H color negative film in 35mm, 120 formats

Posted by on Jan 15th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Fujifilm discontinues its Pro 400H color negative film in 35mm, 120 formats

Fujifilm has announced it is discontinuing production of its Pro 400H color negative film in both 35mm and 120 formats. In a notice posted on the Pro 400H product page, Fujifilm says the ‘unique’ film is being discontinued due to issues with ‘procur[ing] the raw materials needed to produce Pro 400H film.’ It reads, in part: ‘FUJIFILM PRO 400H film is a unique product that is coated with a fourth layer – requiring specialized raw materials and chemicals. As it has become increasingly difficult to procure the raw materials needed to produce PRO...

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Venus Optics confirms details of four new, ultra-fast ‘Argus’ F0.95 lenses for MFT, APS-C and full-frame cameras

Posted by on Jan 14th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Venus Optics confirms details of four new, ultra-fast ‘Argus’ F0.95 lenses for MFT, APS-C and full-frame cameras

The following information is no longer ‘Strictly Confidential,’ as we’ve been permitted to share it by a Venus Optics spokesperson. Venus Optics has announced the details of its new line of F0.95 Laowa Argus lenses, revealing the specifications of four ultra-fast manual lenses for an array of lens mounts. While there are four individual lenses, there are effectively three sub-series of Argus lenses for various imaging formats: MFT, APS-C and full-frame. Some background The release of these lenses has been a bit of a confusing one. While full...

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Samsung announces Galaxy S21 series, including 8K capable, 108MP Galaxy S21 Ultra

Posted by on Jan 14th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Samsung announces Galaxy S21 series, including 8K capable, 108MP Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung has announced its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and the Galaxy S21 Ultra. The S21 and S21 Plus are essentially identical phones, save for their screen size and other minor differences. The S21 Ultra is designed to be not only the best phone in Samsung’s diverse lineup of Android smartphones, but Samsung believes it’s the best phone available. Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus The S21 and S21 Plus cost $800 and $1,000 respectively. This is $200 less than their predecessor’s launch prices...

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Report: Apple may soon warn users if their camera was repaired using non-genuine components

Posted by on Jan 14th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Report: Apple may soon warn users if their camera was repaired using non-genuine components

According to a report from MacRumors, future versions of iOS could inform users when their devices are repaired using non-genuine camera components. Back in November 2020, not long after Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup was announced, repair website iFixit discovered reliable third-party repairs of camera components inside the new iPhone 12 devices will be all but impossible, due to needing a propriety piece of software. According to iFixit, as well as YouTuber Taylor Dixon, replacing the camera hardware of iPhone 12 devices resulted in unreliable...

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The Nikon Z Lens Trinity is Remarkable

Posted by on Jan 14th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

The Nikon Z Lens Trinity is Remarkable

The Nikon Z-mount trinity is comprised of three professional-level lenses: Nikon Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S, Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S, and Z 70-200mm f/2.8 S. Sometimes referred to as the “holy trinity”, this group of lenses covers a wide focal length range of 14-200mm, and it is meant to serve as a complete kit for most photography needs. In this article, we will take a quick look at these mirrorless lenses and explore their performance potential when compared to the Nikon F mount, as well as other mirrorless systems on the market. Nikon has always had a...

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Top-notch high-res mode: Panasonic Lumix S5 review update

Posted by on Jan 14th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Top-notch high-res mode: Panasonic Lumix S5 review update

Image quality Out-of-camera JPEG.ISO 100 | 1/160 sec | F5.6 | Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 lens @ 40mmPhoto by Jeff Keller Featuring a familiar 24MP sensor that’s similar to competing cameras, the Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 turns in really solid image quality in Raw, and its JPEG engine produces some really nice out-of-camera images. Key takeaways: Great Raw detail capture, similar to other 24MP rivals JPEG engine offers excellent performance, even at the highest ISO values Dynamic range is also a match for rival cameras High-res mode...

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Sony 35mm F1.4 GM sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Posted by on Jan 14th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Sony 35mm F1.4 GM sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Published Jan 14, 2021 | dpreview staff Our team at DPReview TV recently published its review of the new Sony 35mm F1.4 GM lens. How good is it? Take a look at the photos they took while reviewing the camera and judge the image quality for yourself! View the Sony 35mm F1.4 GM sample gallery Gear in this story Exposure X6 is the latest Adobe Lightroom competitor from Exposure Software. With great image quality, impressive speed and powerful features, it’s a compelling option that doesn’t require a monthly subscription....

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Costco is shuttering all remaining in-store photo departments in Canada, US by February 14

Posted by on Jan 13th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Costco is shuttering all remaining in-store photo departments in Canada, US by February 14

American wholesale retailer Costco informed customers in an email sent earlier today that it will be closing all remaining photo centers inside of its U.S. and Canadian warehouses by February 14, 2021. In 2015, Costco started cutting back on its in-store photography departments when it announced it would no longer offer film development services. Then, in March 2019, Costco took it a step further and announced it would be closing a number of in-store photo departments due to insufficient demand. Costco never specified which warehouses lost...

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Hands-on with new Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM

Posted by on Jan 13th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Hands-on with new Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM

It’s been a long time coming, but Sony has finally announced a G Master series 35mm lens for its full-frame mirrorless system. The new FE 35mm F1.4 GM is Sony’s 39th full-frame E-mount lens, and does not replace the older Zeiss-branded optic. It should and – spoiler alert – does outperform it in most respects, according to our testing. Click-through for a closer look at Sony’s newest full-frame prime...

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These open-source medium format cameras are 3D-printed

Posted by on Jan 13th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

These open-source medium format cameras are 3D-printed

In the last five years, Dora Goodman has gone from creating hand-crafted adornments and making modifications to existing classic cameras to offering original open-source, 3D-printed analog cameras. In 2016, PetaPixel interviewed Goodman about her incredible hand-crafted custom classic cameras. Since then, Goodman has moved toward open-source, 3D-printed analog cameras. On her website, you’ll find a variety of creations from Goodman and her team, including the 3D-printed, customizable Goodman Zone Camera. This camera was originally...

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