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 [...]

Apr 192014
 
Lomography Introduces the Russar+ Lens

Celebrating a ground-breaking optical design: The New Russar+ is a rebirth of the Russar MR-2 lens, which was masterminded by and named after M. M. Rusinov, the father of all modern super-wide-angle lens design. Due to its fantastic optics, near-perfect distortion control and illumination, the Russar+ offers stronger technical performance than comparable lenses on the [...]

Apr 152014
 
Ricoh Imaging Unveils the Pentax 645Z Medium Format DSLR

DENVER, CO, April 14, 2014 – It is not often that a camera can be referred to as a game-changer. One that can provide photographers with the tools that not only enrich their craft but are capable of producing images so distinct they are easily set apart from the competition.  Today, Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation [...]

Apr 082014
 
Mavericks Slow SMB Transfer Issue

As part of my workflow, I use Photo Mechanic 5 to import the images from my memory cards into my Mac Pro. As part of the ingestion process, I have PM5 make a backup copy of all incoming files on my Thecus NAS. Everything was hunky-dory until the most recent update to Mavericks (10.9.2) where [...]

Mar 312014
 
Phase One Updates Capture One to 7.2.1

Phase One has released version 7.2.1 of its Capture One photo software today. Here’s what’s included in this update: Improvements & Bug Fixes Enhanced color profiles for Phase One IQ250, Olympus E-M10 and Fujifilm X-E2. Fixed an OpenCL related issue on the new Mac Pro with D300 and D500 graphics cards. Fixed a number of [...]