News entries for April, 2014

McMoon’s revealed: Inside the hacker project that’s saving NASA’s lunar photos

 
 

We've all been there: Media comes and goes, and despite your best efforts to keep your photo archives current, eventually you find a stray. Perhaps it's an old Iomega Zip disk that got misplaced, or a floppy from your Sony Mavica that you found at the bottom of a drawer. Either way, you know there are photos on...

Ansel Adams Wilderness revisited in new National Geographic book

 
Photo: National Geographic / Peter Essick

Ansel Adams was not only a pioneering landscape photographer, but a conservationist as well, playing a big role in convincing the federal government to create the Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks. After his death, a section of the central California wilderness was...

Firmware Friday: Nikon L820, D4S, AW110; Fuji X100S and more get updates

 
 

It's been a light few weeks on the firmware front, but the drought is over this week, as no less than six cameras from three manufacturers -- Casio, Fujifilm and Nikon -- get new updates. Of the trio, Nikon's been the busiest, shipping new firmware for the D4S digital SLR, L820 long-zoom and AW110 rugged compact....

Early sports cameras weighed up to 120 pounds, looked like cannons

 
Photo: Flickr user Jussi

Even full-frame monsters like the Nikon D4s or Canon 1D Mk IV look positively shrimpy next to the gear that sports photographers used to have to haul.

Gizmodo dug up a brief history of the “howitzer of early action photography,” based on a page at Kodakery. The weapon of choice for sporting...

Problems solved? Shooting with the Sony A6000

 
 

From the desk of Eamon Hickey:

"When I reviewed the Sony NEX-6 last year, I liked a lot of things about its performance and image quality, but I had some pointed criticisms of its usability. Those usability faults were important enough to me that when I decided to buy a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera a...

Camera Deals of the Day: Canon 60D $700; Canon SL1 $500; Nikon D3200 Bundle $329; Amazon Lightning Deals and more!

 
 

The weekend is almost here! So let's celebrate with a batch of awesome camera deals. Seeing as it's Friday, that means a new round of Amazon Lightning Deals with a few cool items underway right now. There's deals on a handful of Canon DSLRs, plus a Nikon one thrown in for good measure. Lastly, there's a versatile...

Panasonic GH4 demands outpaces supply, production ramping up

 
 

Been waiting a while for your GH4 pre-order to arrive? You’re not alone—Panasonic needs to start making more of their 4K-shooting flagship camera.

Panasonic Japan posted a message noting that orders for the GH4 have exceeded their internal expectations, and apologized to buyers who will have to wait for their...

Imaging Resource launches new logo and design

Founded by Dave Etchells in 1998, Imaging Resource is the oldest independent camera review and photo news publication on the Internet. Since our founding, we've brought consistent, reliable information founded on rigorous testing to our broad audience of readers. We feel strongly that we have the highest-quality and most authoritative camera reviews on the web, but felt our...

Getty Images gets into the printing business, lets you purchase wall art

Recently, Getty Images made a decision that was met rather controversially, allowing anyone to embed photos from its stock library as long as the use is non-commercial per Getty's definition. This enables the agency to better control how its content is being used, and eventually to monetize the embeds via ads. Now Getty is entering another...

Behind the scenes of Sports Illustrated’s Boston Marathon cover shoot, complete with Gigapan

 
 

Last week, Sports Illustrated released an issue celebrating the 118th Boston Marathon and commemorating the victims of last year's bombing at the event. For the cover, 3,000 runners, emergency personnel, and Bostonians in general gathered at the finish line for a shoot with photographer Gregory Heisler. It's quite...

Camera Deals of the Day: $300 off Sony A6000 Kits; Nikon D5300 Kit $1,047; Samsung Galaxy NX $1,200; Olympus E-M1 $1,300, and more!

 
 

While we may not be in prime shopping season, there's still some great camera deals floating around including this new $300 instant savings on a couple of Sony A6000 kits with Zeiss lenses (yes, even though the cameras are still listed as "pre-order"). Also up today are some nice savings on a new Nikon DSLR,...

Pentax 35mm HD Limited Macro Lens Review: a high performance optic with classic styling

 
 

Over at SLRgear, we continue our reviews of Pentax's updated HD Limited series, now with the Pentax 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited HD DA review. As with the recently reviewed Pentax 70mm f/2.4 Limited DA HD, the "HD" version of the Pentax 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited HD DA gets a modern update with Pentax's new High...

Photo artist Joel Grimes talks style, influence with SmugMug films

 
 

SmugMug, the Wall Street Journal’s second-favorite photo storage and portfolio service, just released their latest installment in their video profile series, taking a look at the processes, inspirations, and philosophies that working photographers use today.

Their latest subject is Joel Grimes, a commercial...

Leica T (Typ 701) preview: The Leica for the modern age is here—but where are the lenses?


 
 

For most people, the Leica brand summons to mind two things: photographic excellence, and top-shelf style. The 16.3-megapixel, APS-C sensor-shod Leica T (Typ 701) is true to type, positively oozing both qualities -- on paper, at least. It's also quite a bit smaller than the company's rangefinder cameras,...

Faster and more powerful: onOne Perfect Photo Suite update ships next month


 
 

If you're using onOne Software's Perfect Photo Suite 8, we've great news for you. If not, the company's just given you a reason to reconsider adding Perfect Photo Suite to your digital darkroom. In the next few weeks, an updated Perfect Photo Suite 8.5 is set to land, and it brings quite a few worthwhile...

Canon SX700 HS Doubleheader: First Shots and sample gallery images posted

 
 

Pocket cameras sure are popular on our site these days... perhaps because spring is finally here and people are gearing up for traveling. Whatever the reason, the Canon SX700 HS and its 30x optical zoom range has drawn a substantial amount of reader interest here as of late.

With that in mind we wanted to get a...

New face recognition algorithm knows you better than you know yourself


 
 

Every now and then, something comes along that promises to reboot the debate on a hot button issue. A new algorithm developed at the Chinese University of Hong Kong looks set to do just that, pitting privacy advocates against technologists in a fresh fight over facial recognition technology.

Dubbed...

Wall Street Journal picks Flickr as the top photo-storage service

 
 

Cloud-based photo storage services keep popping up like dandelions in the spring. Over the past couple of weeks alone, Dropbox announced a new photo-centric service, Flickr updated its mobile apps to act more like Instagram, and Eye-Fi has even announced a service. How do you even start to figure out which one is...

Photojojo enters the rental business, LensRentals has new damage waiver plans

Good news for those of use who occasionally rent photography equipment instead of shelling out big bucks for new gear: There are a couple of new options available to you! Need equipment for a feature on free climbing, but are afraid to bring your own gear to the mountains? Worry not, LensRentals.com has new damage waiver plans in case you...

It’s been a busy week for photo-use fights between photographers, rock bands

 
Rock band Three Days Grace

It has not been a great week for relations between photographers and rock bands.

Earlier this week, a story surfaced about a tiff between photographer Rohan Anderson and post-hardcore band The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, who had posted one of Anderson’s photos of the group to their Facebook...