News entries for May, 2015

Adobe teases instantaneous retouching of 50 megapixel photos…on an iPad

Little by little, Adobe has been stepping up its game on mobile devices. Today, Adobe further detailed what capabilities it's looking to bring to tablets and smartphones with a sneak peek of an early prototype of its mobile retouching tool.

The video makes no mention of time-frame as to when this feature will be made public. What it does...

Nikon’s 2015 numbers show 15% decrease in sales despite strong DSLR growth

Last week, Nikon published the financial results for its fiscal year, ending on March 31st, 2015. According to the numbers, Nikon’s sales are down 14.5% and profits 11.8%, reportedly due to ‘delayed market recovery,’ mainly in Europe and China.

Leading the loss in sales and profits was, predictably, Nikon’s compact camera systems, down 31%...

Photographer arrested for secretly filming models changing in his studio’s dressing room

 
(Photo: Jacksonville Beach Police Department)

Mario Arthur Peralta III, a 42-year old photographer in Jacksonville, Florida, has been arrested and is being held on a $50,000 bail after it was discovered he was filming female models as they were changing in the dressing room of his studio.

According to Peralta’s...

Report says Google will likely separate its photo services from Google+ later this month

 
 

Bloomberg News has reported that Google is looking to definitively split its Google+ Photos service from the stagnant social networking site.

This isn’t exactly old news, as rumors of this separation have long been tossed around in the industry, but Bloomberg’s latest unveilings do provide a few more details.

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Flickr faces backlash after new system tags concentration camps ‘jungle gyms,’ humans ‘animals’

 
 

In its latest 4.0 update, Flickr unveiled a new auto-tagging system designed to intelligently determine the subject matter of an image and appropriately suggest tags for the images. Unfortunately, the automated tagging system isn’t nearly as intelligent – or politically correct – as Flickr was hoping.

A number of...

How to turn any bag or purse into a modular camera bag system

 
 

Camera bags come in every style, shape and size you can possibly imagine. But sometimes you want something a bit less conspicuous or a bit more personal than what most camera bags offer. In that case, the best option is to create your own camera bag. And what better way to do that than to modify a bag, case or...

This is what it feels like to shoot NASCAR races only feet away from the cars

This past weekend, I photographed qualifying for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. My press pass allowed me to get ridiculously close to the action, both on and off the track, but not nearly as close as photojournalist Tony Ding was able to get while covering LifeLock 400 NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway back in 2009.

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How to find beautiful light anywhere

 
 

Beautiful, soft portrait lighting is all around us if you know how to look for it. Scout your house and neighborhood for a place that has this gorgeous light and you’ll be ready to shoot spontaneous headshots that have a classic, professional look.

By that I mean a place that has beautiful, flattering light and a...

Fujifilm unveils the XF 90mm F2 R LM WR, a fast, weather-resistant portrait lens

 
 

Fujifilm has officially announced the Fujinon 90mm F2 R LM WR, a long-awaited portrait lens first shown off earlier this year at CP+ as a prototype.

The 90mm lens (137mm full frame equivalent) features an optical design of 11 elements in 8 groups. Three of the elements feature Fujifilm’s extra-low dispersion (ED)...

Fujifilm X-T10 bridges gap between entry-level X-series cameras and pro-level X-T1


 
 

The Fujifilm X-series family continues to expand, this time with a new premium interchangeable lens camera -- the Fujifilm X-T10.  The X-T10 can be considered the younger sibling to the rugged, higher-end Fuji X-T1 (Fuji X-T1 vs Fuji X-T10). Whereas the larger, weather-sealed X-T1 is aimed at advanced...

B&H now offers free shipping to Canada for orders over $99

 
 

Photography retailer B&H has announced it’s now offering free shipping to Canada on orders of $99 or more.

In line with its current free shipping offer, there is no need for an exclusive membership. Just select ‘B&H customs clearance’ and ‘Canada Free Shipping’ as your shipping method when going through checkout....

Panasonic G7 unveiled with improvements aplenty: Faster focusing, sharper finder, 4K video and stills


 
 

In 2013, Panasonic launched the popular G6 compact system camera; today, it follows up with the launch of the Panasonic G7. Where its predecessor was a relatively modest update of the earlier G5, retaining much of its predecessor's internals, the Lumix G7 looks to be a much more significant update, inside and...

Selfeezy, an iPhone case with a built-in selfie stick

 
 

Meet Selfeezy, an iPhone case with a built-in selfie stick. Yes, really.

As much as we may scoff at selfie sticks, the reality is they’re actually quite popular. And considering what they’re used for most, it makes sense that a product such as Selfeezy is looking for a piece of the pie, as satirical as it may be....

Firmware Friday: Fuji X-T1 gets big AF improvements; Canon 7D II and Nikon P900 bugs are squashed


 

 

With nothing new to report, Firmware Friday has been on hiatus for the last couple of weeks. Now, it returns in spectacular style with news of a huge update on the way for Fuji X-T1 owners, as well as updates for both the Canon 7D II and Nikon P900 also landing.

We'll start off with Canon and Nikon,...

Pentax K-S2 Shooter’s Report Part I: An unexpected baptism by fire for Ricoh’s compact all-weather DSLR


 
 

Want the smallest possible weather-sealed camera, but don't want to sacrifice an optical viewfinder or interchangeable lenses to get it? The 20-megapixel Pentax K-S2 looks to fit the bill very nicely.

The K-S2 is the smallest weather-sealed DSLR to date, and packs in great features including a glass...

This short video for Bentley used iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones for filming

 
 

Part of technology evolving is seeing how far we can push each new gadget to its limits. One particular method of doing this that seems to happen with each new iteration is to see just how capable the iPhone camera is.

The origins of this are likely far more reaching than the iPhone, as it wasn’t the first...

Meet TEKNIQ, the modular 3-in-1 camera bag

 
 

Finding just the right bag for your camera setup is often a struggle. Every style of bag has its own purpose and depending on how much gear you want to take along with you on any given day will decide what bag you go with. Do you need a full-fledged backpack? Sling bag? Messenger bag?

You might not have to choose...

Nikon 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens Review: A versatile kit zoom with great range and VR

 
 

The Nikon 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens comes as a replacement to Nikon's former higher-end kit lens, the 18-135mm. This newer model adds not only a little extra versatility with longer zoom range, but also Vibration Reduction, which is a great feature considering the not-so-bright f/3.5-5.6 variable aperture. 

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DigitalRev takes a 0.3MP smartwatch for a spin on the latest ‘Pro Photographer, Cheap Camera’

 
 

Another installment of DigitalRev TV’s ‘Pro Photographer, Cheap Camera’ has been released. This time, F8 Photography founder Gary Tyson takes for a spin the VTech Kidizoom, a smartwatch that has a whopping 0.3 megapixel camera, 128MB of storage and two hours of battery life.

After trading his Leica for the...

Leica issues product advisory due to DNG flaw that can wipe out Apple Photos libraries

 
 

Leica has discovered a major flaw in regards to the RAW DNG files from its new Monochrom (Typ 246) camera. According to a product advisory posted on Red Dot Forum, the camera’s DNG files have been causing issues with Apple’s Photos app, potentially corrupting users entire photo library.

Specifically, the product...