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Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ Lens Review: A light, compact ‘kit lens’ alternative

 
 

We've just taken the wraps off our latest lens review over on SLRgear, the Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ. It seems Olympus has been in a continual development cycle for the kit lens of its cameras: the Olympus...

Olympus E-PL7 arrives with restyled body, flip-down LCD, better stabilization, and in-camera Wi-Fi

In mid-2013, Olympus introduced the E-PL6, a camera that never came to the US market, perhaps because it was such a modest tweak to 2012's E-PL5. Today, the Olympus E-PL7 arrives as a much more comprehensive revamp, although its heart -- a...

Pentax surprises with futuristic new compact K-S1 DSLR

 
 

If you thought most new cameras nowadays are all about being "retro" and taking cues from cameras of yesteryear, take heed: Ricoh is going in a bold new direction with their latest DSLR, the new Pentax K-S1....

This ultra-rare, insanely cool 1200mm Canon lens could be yours… for just US$165,000!


 
 

Is your camera bag too light? Do you often find yourself wishing you could see clean into next week? Well, now you can solve both problems at one fell swoop, for a snip at the price of £99,000 (US$165,000 or thereabouts).

All kidding aside, the Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM is one absolutely incredible,...

Nikon D610 vs. Canon 6D: The battle of the affordable, full-frame DSLRs


 
 

If you're in the market for a full-frame DSLR with a relatively affordable price-tag, the Canon 6D and Nikon D610 will doubtless be right near the top of your list. But if you're not already invested in full-frame glass for the Canon EF or Nikon F lens mounts, choosing between the two is quite a challenge.

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Ricoh preps tele macro prime and zoom for Q-mount, and… 7mm prime for Four Thirds??

 
 

It's crystal ball time, Pentaxians! The hawk-eyed folks at two Japanese tech blogs -- Egami and Love Pentax -- have picked up news of several newly-published patent applications from Ricoh, owner of the Pentax brand, in the last few days. Two of them make quite a bit of sense, but we must admit we're a little...

Sony A6000, A7S and Panasonic GH4 among ten new cameras supported by OS X

 
 

If you're a Mac user who's upgraded to a new camera recently, you may well want to download a new update for your OS X operating system, too. The reason? Apple has just released a new version of its Digital Camera Raw Compatibility package, extending support to some very popular new cameras.

Far and away the most...

The horrors that live within us: Marcus DeSieno’s giant ferrotype critters

It's one thing to know that our bodies are full of bacteria, parasites, germs and other critter, some of them useful and some of them harmful. But it's an entirely different thing to see these creepy creatures magnified on a four feet ferrotype print. Talk about the stuff of nightmares.

Nightmares are exactly the driving force behind Marcus...

Panasonic GH4 Review: A GH3 on steroids with 4K, high bitrate HD, 12fps burst and faster AF!

 
 

We've just put the finishing touches on our Panasonic GH4 review, and boy, what a camera! Its predecessor, the GH3 earned heavy praise from us for its performance, especially with its video recording chops. And now with the GH4, Panasonic has taken the GH3 and made it even better: 4K resolutions, high bitrate Full...

Swim with Sharks: the underwater photography of Michael Muller

Despite all the (admittedly often justified) criticism at Discovery Channel's Shark Week, the marine predators exert a somewhat creepy fascination on many of us. Even though sharks only very rarely attack (let alone devour) humans, it is their frightening looks combine with the fact that they could tear a person to shreds in no-time that makes...

Camera Deals of the Day: Nikon D810 Switch & Save Promo; $300 off Fuji X-Pro1, X-E1; Canon T5 2-Lens Bundle $598 and more!

 
 

Time for another camera deals collection! There's a lot of cool deals in today's roundup, including a nice rebate with the Nikon D810 when you purchase Nikon lenses and/or Speedlights as well as a new series of instant savings on select Fujifilm X-series cameras and lenses. There's also deals on Olympus cameras,...

Hartblei introduces HCam Master TS 14-24mm tilt/shift optic for Sony E-mount

German manufacturer Hartblei has announced a powerful tilt/shift optic for Sony's E-mount mirrorless cameras, the HCam Master TS 14-24mm. Based on the Nikon G-ED AFS 14-24mm f/2.8 wide angle zoom lens, Hartblei's solution makes use of a custom built tilt/shift adapter mounted to a rail system similar to those of bellows cameras or macro...

Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS review: An impressive ultra-wide zoom with IS that’s perfect for your HD-DSLR

 
 

Just as Canon introduced a stabilized f/4 variant to it's traditional 24-70mm f/2.8L zoom lens, the same has happened with their popular 16-35mm full-frame L-series optic with the new Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS. Sacrificing a little bit of light-gathering power with a narrower aperture, Canon instead opted for image...

onOne Software is giving away its photo editing tool Perfect Effects 8 for free

If you're a fan of Instagram, then you'll most certainly love onOne's Perfect Effects 8, which allows you to add effects and filters similar to those of the popular smartphone app to your photos -- and more. Right now, onOne is running a promotional deal that gets you Perfect Effects 8 for free, in exchange for your subscription to...

Canon patents faster focusing technique for burst shooting with DSLR cameras


 
 

In the last couple of years, affordable mirrorless cameras have well and truly demolished even the most expensive of DSLRs in terms of burst-shooting performance. Leveraging their lack of a cumbersome mirror-flipping mechanism and the advent of on-chip phase detection, mirrorless cameras can now shoot far...

Lomography throws some light on the picture, adds a flash to its Konstruktor DIY SLR kit

 
 

We've mentioned Lomography's do-it-yourself Konstruktor SLR kit a couple of times on this news page. It's a clever little kit that serves as much to inform you about the workings of an SLR as it does to shoot pictures, but it's always had something of a flaw. Unlike most retail SLRs, the Konstruktor lacked support...

“Enter Pyongyang” shows North Korea’s capital in a vibrating flow motion hyperlapse video

North Korea is one of the last mysterious places in the world, characterized mostly by its reclusiveness and frequent provocative rhetoric. Not too long ago, there was very little that the outside world knew about the country, apart from the recurring reports of threats of war issued by its 'supreme leader.' In the recent past, though, the...

Incredible Microsoft research turns your shaky GoPro footage into a sleek, stylish hyperlapse adventure


 
 

There are times when words can do technology justice, and times when it fails to come close. Some new technology from researchers at Microsoft falls into the latter camp, so we'll keep this brief and get straight to the video.

In a nutshell, what Microsoft's team have done is to solve the problem of...

Bake your own Pi camera: Interchangeable lenses come to Raspberry’s DIY computer board

 
 

DIY fans, this one's for you: If you've ever looked at your digital camera and wished you could have bought the components and made it yourself, well... now you can! A new Kickstarter project from the United Kingdom promises all the parts necessary to make one of several interchangeable-lens digital cameras.

In...

Patents from Panasonic and Fujifilm show super fast wide angle lens, new hybrid AF pixel technology, respectively

Our friends over at Egami have been busy spotting patents from the world of digital imaging, and two of them have caught our attention. One is a Panasonic patent for a super fast 12mm f/1.2 wide angle lens for Micro Four Thirds, including a couple of other, similar lens designs. The other one is from Fujifilm and sketches a new technology that...

NYPD officers educated about photographers’ rights

 
 

If you're based in New York and you like to photograph the police at work, you can hopefully breathe a small sigh of relief today, thanks to an internal memo circulated within the New York Police Department. It mirrors that distributed two years ago by the Washington DC police department, and instructs officers not...

Interested in what a $500 kit can buy you today? Samsung NX3000 sample gallery posted

 
 

As we mentioned in our Samsung NX3000 First Shots post last week, this camera is currently the smallest and lowest-priced APS-C camera that still retains an external mode dial. I'm a big fan of having a mode dial, and given how good our initial lab test images looked, I couldn't wait to sneak this little guy out of...

Nifty business card helps you share your web portfolio, find out which prospective clients viewed it


 
 

Now this is just plain cool: A KickStarter project that has already surpassed its funding goal will soon give you a really memorable way to share your online portfolio, reports PetaPixel.

If you're a photographer looking for new clients, it's pretty obvious that the best way to persuade them to sign on the...