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Samsung NX Mini with a 20MP 1″ BSI Sensor Coming Soon

Samsung NX Mini

NXrumors (translation here) posted the first pictures of the Samsung NX mini (NXF1), which may probably become the thinnest interchangeable lens camera after its release (There is no price or release date info yet). According to the presentation photo above, the 9mm lens is equivalent of 24mm  so we understand that it has approximately 2.7x crop factor hence sporting a 1″ sensor. ...

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Panasonic 4K VariCam 35 and a VariCam HS

Panasonic Varicam HS High Speed

Panasonic has announced two new video cameras : a new 4K VariCam 35 and a VariCam HS (high-speed). The cameras will be shown at NAB  later this April 2014 and launch Fall 2014 but the pricing hasn’t been announced yet. Panasonic 4K VariCam 35mm camera can shoot video in 4K RAW at up to 120p in the AVC-ULTRA 4K format using ...

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Profoto Educational ‘Walk Through a Wedding’ Video Series

Profoto has teamed up with professional wedding photographers Justin and Mary Marantz to create a twenty-part yearlong video series in which they follow the photographers as they set out to capture a young couple’s wedding. The series consists of 20 videos, each one revealing the story and the lighting setup behind a certain image. Only first two parts of the series has been released ...

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New Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Tested against Zeiss Otus 55mm

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

The soon to be released Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens has been tested against the already legendary Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Xitek published the first comparison images of the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens against three other lenses: Sony Planar T* 50mm F/1.4 ZA SSM, the Nikon Nikkor AF-S 58mm f/1.4G, and the Otus Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Sigma has ...

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Manfrotto Revealed New 055 Series Tripods and X-Pro 3-Way Head

 Manfrotto New  055 Series Tripods Manfrotto has unveiled its new 055 collection of tripods, featuring the new Quick Power Lock system which applies significantly increased locking power to the leg section cuffs, making the tripod much stiffer. The new QPL shape allows for increased locking power in the leg locks, extending the tripod’s payload capacity from its predecessor’s 7kg (15.4lbs) to 9kg (19.8lbs). The ...

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5 Great Android Tools for Professional Photographers and Advanced Amateurs

Android platform offer photographers some great mobile apps  which will help you improve your photography, streamline your processes and save you time. In this post I have included five of these apps that I regularly use and recommend to others. None of the apps reviewed here  add functionality to your mobile device camera, instead they serve as a tool to aid ...

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DxO Labs Optics Pro 9.1.3 Released

DxO Labs have released DxO Optics Pro 9.1.3 for Mac and Windows which adds support for the Nikon D3300, the Canon EOS M2, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 the Samsung NX1000 and NX1100. DxO Optics Pro has also been enriched with 264 new Optics Modules including camera/lens combinations for Nikon, Samsung and other brands. Photographers who acquired a DxO Optics Pro 8 license ...

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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

The Royal Observatory Greenwich launched their 2014 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Entries to this year’s competition must be submitted by 24 April 2014, and the winning images will be showcased in the annual free exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich from 18 September 2014 to February 2015. Find out more about the competition categories, prizes, judges and how to ...

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