Aug 282014
 
Olympus Introduces the Olympus Pen E-PL7 - The Selfie Pen

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., August 28, 2014 — Olympus makes it easier than ever to shoot and share your stories in brilliant detail with the new PEN E-PL7®, an interchangeable-lens camera in a portable, compact and lightweight body, with a premium design. Featuring a new 180-degree downward flip touch LCD, Selfie-dedicated mode and built-in Wi-Fi®, combined [...]

Aug 222014
 
Nikon Df First Impressions - Part Two

In my last installment, I went over the rationalization I followed that led me to switch from a cutting edge mirrorless camera system to a pricier, retro-styled Frankencamera. In this installment, I will cover actual first impressions now that I have actually used the camera and have adjusted my workflow around it. Handling The Nikon [...]

Aug 212014
 
P is for Professional – Leica Introduces the M-P

Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, presents a further model in the Leica rangefinder camera segment. Based on the otherwise identical Leica M, the Leica M-P offers all the technical advantages of the Leica M-System and several additional features, for example an enlarged buffer memory. The ‘P’ in the name of this camera indicates the particularly discreet [...]

Aug 212014
 
Macro Photography:Why Can't I Get It Right?

It was the bright blue sky contrasted only by the bright white wisps of clouds. The blue skies reflected in the water of the lake lying at the foot of the mountains. It was this intense beauty that made me take an interest in photography. I wanted to capture every aspect of this small artist [...]

Jul 262014
 
Nikon Df Initial Impressions

My new walkabout camera arrived this week. I sold my Fuji X-T1 kit in favor of a Nikon Df. Wait! A Df? Yes, a Nikon Df. The much hyped, controversial, Nikon retro styled kit-bash aimed at hipsters and wanna-be Leica owners. Am I nuts? To be perfectly honest, I have never publicly stated that I [...]

Jul 232014
 
RICOH IMAGING releases special-edition Prestige model of the award winning PENTAX K-3

July 23, 2014 – In keeping with its tradition of excellence and the new standard of performance, RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION is proud to announce the launch of the PENTAX K-3 Prestige Edition. The K-3 Prestige is a special-edition model of the original PENTAX K-3, the flagship of the K-mount digital SLR camera series. It [...]

Jul 212014
 
Hasselblad Launches New CFV-50c CMOS Back fro V-System

Hasselblad is set to launch a new ‘back to the future’ CMOS sensor-based digital back, targeting its legions of dedicated V System photographers worldwide. The new CFV-50c, which will have an €11,000 price tag, is engineered to work on almost every V camera made by the company since 1957. The state-of-the-art back boasts the same [...]

Jun 272014
 
Nikon Announces the D810

MELVILLE, NY (June 26, 2014 at 12:01 A.M. EDT) Today, Nikon Inc. announced the D810, the next benchmark in D-SLR image quality for professional photographers and cinematographers. The D810 features a brand-new 36.3-megapixel, full-frame FX-format sensor without an optical low pass filter (OLPF) for extreme resolution and staggering dynamic range. Bolstered by Nikon’s EXPEED 4 [...]

Jun 262014
 
Olympus Launches Anywhere Classroom Video Series

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., June 26, 2014 — Olympus Imaging America Inc. launches today the Anywhere Classroom video series, an online photography class hosted by members of the Olympus Visionary program that inspires anyone from snap shooters to working professionals to enhance their photo skills using the Olympus OM-D® family and lens system. In season one, [...]

Jun 262014
 
FUJI X-T1: Has Mirrorless Finally Gone Pro?

Fujifilm’s X-Series of cameras have set new standards for mirrorless camera systems. Combining a retro look and feel with cutting edge technology in an attempt to marry the old and new schools, Fuji’s latest entry, the Fujifilm X-T1 adds weather sealing, an industry leading EVF, truly outstanding lenses and pro level accessories packed in a [...]

Jun 262014
 
Metz Updates Flashes for Sony Multi-Interface Hotshoe

The Sony versions of the two Metz flash units 44 AF-1 digital and 52 AF-1 digital now come equipped with new feet for cameras with “Sony Multi Interface” flash shoes. While the mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital is considered to be one of the most handy flash units available, the powerful mecablitz 52 AF-1 digital is [...]

May 112014
 
Capture Coral Gables 2014 Photography Contest

The Coral Gables Museum holds an annual photo competition called “Capture Coral Gables”. This year, four of my images have been selected for inclusion in the exhibit. The exhibit opens on June 6, 2014 from 6PM – 9PM at the Coral Gables Museum. The images will be on display until August 22, 2014. The winners [...]

May 082014
 
Lolumina Soft Release

Just ordered one of these in black for my Fuji X-T1: Lolumina Soft Release   No, it’s not some sort of UFO, it’s a soft release button for cameras without threaded shutter releases! Now you too can add some rangefinder style bling to your modern camera! Here’s how it works:     First, you select [...]

May 072014
 
Think Tank Photo free Camera Straps offer!

Our friends at Think Tank Photo just announced a special “Gear Up For Summer!” special offer. Buy one of their highly acclaimed backpacks and they’ll include a Blue Camera Strap V2.0 and Camera Support Straps V2.0 (a $44.50 value) for free! Take a load off your neck, shoulders, and back by using Camera Support Straps [...]