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New Gitzo Mountaineer Tripods

Gitzo is my favourite tripod manufacturer for professional use, they just have this exceptional  quality and style besides functionality that puts them above the others. Gitzo has redesigned Mountaineer tripods  to incorporate their latest technology which increases rigidity and improves performance. The new series offer stiffer legs and structure  and enhanced usability and comfort. Mountaineer tripods are available from the lightweight and compact ...

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World’s Fastest SD Card: Sandisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS II

Sandisk has announced the Extreme Pro SDHC UHS II, the fastest SD card in the market. It is a UHS-II Speed Class 3 card and has a maximum transfer speed of 280MB/s. Unfortunately the only camera that supports this card as of today is Fujifilm XT-1 but others will surely follow soon. New card opens up new possibilities in areas as 4K ...

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Hoya 77mm 2.7 (9-Stop) ND Filter for only $49

If you want to dive in to the sea of daytime long exposure photography, this is one of the easiest and cheapest way to do so:  B&H sells Hoya 77mm neutral density (ND) 2.7 filter with HMC coating which gives a you a huge 9-stop for only $49 (down from $77). And you can always put on a cheap step ...

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Sony NEX-3N with 16-50mm Lens for $298

This deal is just too good to be true. Yes NEX-3N is an older model on the E-mount line but has a great sensor and all the features you can expect from an entry-level mirrorless camera, not to mention the compact 16-50mm lens. For only $298 at Amazon, it is hard to miss.

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World Press Photo Contest 2014 Winners

The 57thWorld Press Photo of the Year goes to Signal by John Stanmeyer. The winning photo shows African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city, raising their phones to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia. Visit worldpressphoto.org to see the rest of the winners gallery.

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New Sony A6000 E-Mount Mirrorless Camera

Sony A6000

Sony keeps on updating (and rebranding with dropping NEX in favor of A) its E-Mount cameras, and the successor to the NEX-6 is named A6000. A6000 has a  24.3 APS-C Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor, new BIONX Image Processor, a 0.39″ 1,440k-Dot OLED EVF, and sports a Fast Hybrid AF system with  179 Phase-Detect Points which -according to Sony- makes it the fastest Autofocus camera in the market. Impressively, Sony A6000 can shoot ...

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Olympus 7-14 f/2.8 and 300mm f/4.0 Lenses Coming

Olympus just unveiled two new Micro Four Thirds Pro lenses: M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14 f/2.8 and M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4.0. But don’t get so excited yet, since these lenses will be available in 2015. M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4.0  will give a 35mm equivalent of 600mm, a huge advantage for sports and wildlife shooters considering its relatively compact size. Olympus doesn’t ...

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2014 International Photography Awards

2014 IPA is now accepting submissions. If you submit by March 30,  2014, you receive a 10% early bird discount. There are categories for both professionals and non-professionals, and some great awards to win!For further details, visit the official web site here. Here are some of the awards: PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARD $10,000 cash prize DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR ...

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