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May 29, 2015 07:48PM

May 29, 2015 01:39PM

Firmware Friday: Pentax K-3 LCD bug fixed; Nikon goes into overdrive with 9 firmware/software updates

    Firmware Friday returns this week with a followup to an earlier update, as well as a whole raft of firmware and software released by Nikon. We'll get the ball rolling with the followup, though, which resolves an issue in an update we told you about last month. The version 1.20 update for Ricoh's Pentax K-3 DSLR shipped in late April, and added support for three new lens models. Unfortunately, it also introduced a bug that caused the LCD monitor's backlight to remain active even when the screen itself was disabled, reducing...
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May 29, 2015 12:45PM

AGUA, a storm-proof camera bag series from Miggo

There are a handful of ways to keep your camera dry in less than ideal circumstances. But few are as robust and portable as AGUA, a new series of camera bag from accessory manufacturer, Miggo. It’s a bit hard to pinpoint exactly what AGUA is; it can be a handheld bag, a should bag and even a sling bag. But if you look past the categorization semantics, AGUA is a camera bag designed to keep your camera safe and dry in even the biggest of downpours. AGUA meets the strict IPX3 water-resistance standard, ensuring it is safe from water spraying up to 60º from...
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May 29, 2015 10:43AM

Nikon D5500 Shooter?s Report Part II: The best indoor sports camera for under $1000

    For anyone reading this who's ever tried to capture quality sports images in a typical indoor gym, you already know it's a tricky proposition. You need fast shutter speeds to capture the action, and in lower light environments this often means you need to let the ISO climb fairly high for many shooting situations. You also need good continuous autofocus performance and reasonably good burst rates, as well as a viewfinder that can follow the action with some accuracy. The big deal sports photographers shoot with big deal full...
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May 29, 2015 10:42AM

Olympus 8mm f/1.8 Pro Fisheye Lens Review: quirky, ultra-distorted lens gets ?Zuiko Pro? treatment

    To some, a fisheye lens might seem like just a novelty lens, but it definitely has its time and place, especially for skateboarding, surfing, and other extreme action sports scenes as well as underwater photography. With the recently-announced Olympus 8mm f/1.8 Pro Fisheye lens, the Japanese camera company has given the "Zuiko Pro" treatment to a brand new "super-ultra-wide" lens with a uniquely ultra-bright f/1.8 aperture. Joining alongside the other Zuiko Pro lens, the 12-40mm f/2.8 and 40-150mm f/2.8, the new 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye...
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Sat, 30 May 2015 12:00:00 Z

May 30, 2015 05:00AM

The Bone Doctor: Dr. Paul Koudounaris and Memento Mori

Dr. Paul Koudounaris has spent more than twelve years on a subject that would strike many in the Western world as macabre - the traditions of mummification and rituals surrounding death in societies throughout South America and Asia, among many other places. He's photographed more than 250 sites around the world and has just published his third book on the subject. Click through to take a look at something a bit different, and find out more about his work. Read more

May 29, 2015 01:08PM

DPReview is hiring for two Editorial Writers!

DPReview is hiring! We're looking for two editorial writers to join our growing editorial team based in Seattle, WA. Responsibilities will include testing and producing reviews of digital system cameras, compact cameras, smart phone cameras, lenses and other photographic equipment. Successful applicants will have have a store of solid practical knowledge about the theory and practice of photography, and a strong understanding of dpreview, our principles and our community. Click through for more details

May 29, 2015 12:04PM

Google and GoPro unveil 16-camera 'Array' VR rig

During the re/code Code Conference earlier this week in California, GoPro’s CEO Nick Woodman detailed a rig the company is working on that will accommodate six Hero4 cameras to record multi-angle footage for virtual reality uses. Google revealed a similar setup at its I/O 2015 conference yesterday, with the primary exception being that it holds 16 GoPro action cameras rather than six. The rig is called Array, and it was made in partnership with GoPro for Google's new Jump virtual reality platform. Click through to read more

May 28, 2015 04:11PM

Google rolls out standalone Photos app with unlimited free storage

Confirming rumors from earlier in the week, Google has announced its new Photos app - a standalone service that separates the photo component of its Google Plus app. It's available now for Google and iOS and comes with unlimited free storage of 16MP or smaller images. Read more

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May 29, 2013 05:30PM

Web site moving to a new server

This site will be moving to a new server shortly. The move will be accompanied by a slight change in the path to site pages. As before, you'll be able to reach the entrance to the site by surfing to, but any of your bookmarks that end with or include .asp in the path will soon lead to a dead end. Simply substituting html for asp will fix things in most cases.

Go to advertiser website.

Jul 18, 2012 08:00PM

Personal message: a new job means a big change for this website

Earlier this month, I accepted a photojournalism instructor position at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) here in Calgary. SAIT is home to one of Canada's premiere visual journalism programs, and I'm excited that the teaching of future Canadian photojournalists will be my full-time gig starting in a few week's time. My new job has led to an especially difficult decision regarding this website, please see the full story for more.

Jul 17, 2012 01:30PM

Nick Didlick demonstrates video, time-lapse abilities of Nikon 1 V1

Vancouver, Canada-based photographer Nick Didlick has recently posted two short movies showcasing the video and time-lapse capabilities of the Nikon 1 V1 camera. Each is well worth a look, both for what Didlick has captured and for the ethereal effect he has given each video in post-production.

Jul 17, 2012 11:30AM

A few thoughts about the Nikon D4

Since picking up a Nikon D4 in March it has been my go-to camera for low light and high speed photography, supplementing a D800E that's now used for just about everything else. Here are a few observations about D4 image quality, autofocus, wireless networking and more.

Jul 16, 2012 09:00AM

Usability improvements headline ShutterSnitch 2.5

ShutterSnitch, our favourite iOS app for receiving pictures from a wireless-capable camera, is soon to be updated to v2.5. The new version brings with it some of the best usability improvements in the app since v2.0 was released back in 2010.

Earthbound Light Photography Tips
May 24, 2015 03:44PM

Dec 31, 1969 06:00PM

f/8 and Be There?

The common advice to photographers of "f/8 and be there" is often heard but its meaning and actual applicability are rarely considered in any detail. Here are some thoughts on the subject....

Dec 31, 1969 06:00PM

Forget What it Is, What Does it Look Like?

There's an old pastime of lying on your back on a grassy hill, watching the clouds drift by and seeing their shapes as anything but mere clouds. Great things can happen if we approach photography with this same imaginative spirit?....

Dec 31, 1969 06:00PM

Lightroom CC versus Lightroom 6

With the new version, Adobe gives users a choice. You can either go with the Creative Cloud release of Lightroom or stay with standalone Lightroom but still upgrade to Lightroom 6. In many ways, these are the same application, but there are differences....

Dec 31, 1969 06:00PM

A Tale of Two Photographers

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness." Two different photographers can have quite different experiences under similar circumstances depending on how they approach things....

Nov 15, 2012 08:38AM

Nov 14, 2012 06:54AM

Mary Cooney, Calvin Hom Promoted At Los Angeles Times

Deputy managing editor Colin Crawford has announced the promotion of Mary Cooney and Calvin Hom to the position of director of photography at the Los Angeles Times. Here's the memo Crawford sent to the staff:


To: The Staff

Nov 14, 2012 06:30AM

Register Now For Friday's NPPA Business Blitz Roadshow in California

This Friday and Saturday in California will be the final stop for NPPA's 2012 Business Blitz Roadshow, and registration for the November 16-17 event is now open.

Nov 13, 2012 08:06PM

Los Angeles Times Wins $266K From Photographer David Strick

By Kevin Roderick

An arbitrator has awarded the Los Angeles Times $266,000 to cover the costs of defending itself against a suit by longtime Hollywood editorial photographer David Strick. He argued that the Times could no longer use the photographs he shot while under contract to the newspaper after his contract ended. The Times disagreed. Strick sued.

Nov 13, 2012 02:02PM

Nikon Photo Day At Washington's Newseum

Professional speakers, Nikon product demonstrations, an "Eyes Of History" gallery talk, a Photo Safari, and a Pulitzer Prize photography presentation are among the events planned for Saturday, November 17, 2012, at the Nikon Photo Day at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

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May 29, 2015 08:37AM

Up in the Air: Vincent Laforet Finds Common Ground From the Skies

Sponsored by G-Technology Sometimes it takes a new perspective on life to see the ways in which we?re all connected. Photographer and filmmaker Vincent Laforet has been working at his craft for the past 25 years, winning a Pulitzer Prize for his New York Times coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan post 9/11 and capturing the […]

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May 29, 2015 02:46AM

Google Photos Puts Dropbox, Box on Notice with Unlimited Photo Storage, Pushes Deeper into VR

Google is rapidly pushing cloud storage into commodity territory with a new Photos app that gives users unlimited photo storage for images with a resolution of 16-megapixels and under. The app was announced at Google’s I/O developer conference. Photographers shooting images at higher resolutions can opt to have Google automatically resize their images to stay […]

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May 28, 2015 01:18PM

Photographer Cotton Coulson Dies in Diving Accident on National Geographic Expedition

Photographer Cotton Coulson, a former National Geographic contributor and Baltimore Sun DOP, died yesterday as a result of a diving accident last Sunday, according to NPPA‘s News Photographer magazine. He was 60 years old. Coulson was participating as an instructor in a 17-day National Geographic adventure photography workshop in Norway when the accident occurred. According […]

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May 27, 2015 02:56PM

?SuicideGirls? Deliver Cleverest Response to Richard Prince?s Instagram Appropriation

Today the adult lifestyle brand SuicideGirls issued an applause-worthy response to artist Richard Prince?s appropriation of their images: The brand?s founder, Missy Suicide, also known as Selena Mooney, announced the brand would sell for $90 the same images Prince and his gallery, Gagosian, are alleged to have sold for $90,000 at the Frieze Art Fair […]

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May 22, 2015 02:59PM

In Memoriam: Environmental Portrait Photographer Seth Kushner, 41

Seth Kushner, a photographer who shot environmental portraits for The New York Times Magazine, Time, Vibe and Businessweek and was selected for PDN?s 30 in 1999, died May 17 of leukemia. He was 41. A native of Brooklyn, Kushner knew he wanted to be a photographer when he was in high school. After he graduated […]

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Digital cameras
Sat, 30 May 2015 03:13:38 PDT

Mar 14, 2014 05:36AM

Nikon D3300 (with 18-55mm II lens, Black)

Very good photo quality for its class plus decent performance make the Nikon D3300 A solid choice for a first dSLR.

Mar 14, 2014 05:36AM

Nikon D3300 (with 18-55mm II lens, red)

Very good photo quality for its class plus decent performance make the Nikon D3300 A solid choice for a first dSLR.

Mar 14, 2014 05:36AM

Nikon D3300 (with 18-55mm II lens, gray)

Very good photo quality for its class plus decent performance make the Nikon D3300 A solid choice for a first dSLR.

Mar 14, 2014 04:49AM

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 (Black)

The Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS is an excellent bright lens enthusiast compact. At this point, though, you should skip it at its full $600 price.

Mar 12, 2014 09:01AM

Nikon 1 V3 (with 10-30mm Lens)