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Month: June 2013


34-gigapixel Prague panorama

Canon 1D X used for shooting 34-gigapixel Prague panorama

A new gigapixel photo has appeared on the web, showing another European city in its full glory. It measures 34 billion pixels and more than 2,600 individual shots taken with a Canon 1D X have been used for it. This is Czech Republic’s capital city, Prague, and it looks simply amazing.

Leica M3 cardboard replica

Impressive Leica M3 replica is made out of cardboard

Leica M3 is an iconic 35mm rangefinder camera. This device has made history in the mid-1950s. Pushing the boundaries was easier those days, but Leica still has its fans. Designer Kevin LCK has paid a tribute to the M3 with a replica made out of cardboard, meant to show our unhealthy relationship with technology.


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MCP Photography and Editing Challenge: Highlights from this Week

  This week’s photography challenge pays tribute to the succulent days of summer; the perfect time to enjoy may of life’s guilty pleasures. This week we invited you to snap a photo of your guilty little pleasure. Join us for the biweekly photography challenges. It is the perfect way to grow as a photographer, as…


Poppy turns your iPhone into a 3D camera for less than $50

Have you ever been a big fan of 3D? Have you ever wanted to capture 3D photos and movies, as well as watch 3D content on your smartphone? If you happen to own an iPhone, then you are in luck, as a new Kickstarter project is aiming to transform your iOS device into a 3D-capable camera.

Hasselblad compact cameras DSLR rumor

Two Hasselblad compact cameras and a DSLR to go public in 2013

Hasselblad has recently begun selling the Lunar mirrorless camera. It costs a whopping $6,995 and it is just the first step in the company’s big plans for 2013. According to a pair of job listings on its website, two new compact cameras and a DSLR shooter will be announced by the end of 2013.

Canon 70D photo leaked

Canon 70D specs leaked with 20.2-megapixel sensor and WiFi

Canon 70D is one of the most discussed EOS cameras of recent times and it has not even been announced yet. Information about the shooter has been leaked once again, but this time a more detailed list of its specifications has appeared in a promotional material. The best part about it is that the DSLR is coming on July 2.

Sony Cybershot RX1R

Sony RX1R camera announced without anti-aliasing filter

Sony has officially launched a new version of the RX1 full frame compact camera and called it RX1R. The new device is virtually identical to its predecessor, with the exception of an anti-aliasing filter. Sony’s RX1R will capture significantly sharper photos thanks to the lack of an AA filter, when it becomes available later this summer.

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 II

Sony RX100 II becomes official with WiFi, NFC, and new sensor

Beside the RX1R announcement, Sony has decided to refresh the RX100 camera on the same day with the introduction of the Cybershot DSC-RX100 II. The compact shooter has all kinds of novelties on-board, including a new 1-inch image sensor, WiFi, NFC, tilting display, and a hot shoe mount for external accessories.

Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II ASPH lens

Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II ASPH lens officially unveiled

Panasonic has launched a new version of its popular 20mm f/1.7 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras, just days after discontinuing the original. The brand new Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II ASPH glass will be released towards the end of June for MFTs with the same fast aperture and internal design, but with slightly less weight.

Canon EOS M firmware update 2.0.2 download

Canon EOS M firmware update 2.0.2 released for download

Canon has released the EOS M firmware update 2.0.2 today, as the company has been planning since the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens announcement earlier this month. The new firmware version comes packed with joy for the mirrorless camera users because it provides 2.3 times faster autofocus speeds.

Canon 60D price

Canon 60D price goes down amid EOS 70D rumors

Canon 60D has suffered a price drop at one of the most popular retailers in the world. Amazon is now selling the EOS 60D for $100 less than a few days ago, while the Canon 70D rumors are intensifying, as the rumor mill has revealed that the 60D replacement will be announced in just a few days.

Canon full frame sensor

Canon full frame compact camera coming soon, too

The person in charge of the Canon France website may have made a mistake, as a new category has appeared on the portal. It is called “Compacts 24×36” and it hints at a compact camera with a full frame image sensor that may be unveiled by the Japanese company in the near future.


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Tips and Trick for photographers who want to get started in bird photography.

BeSteady One camera stabilizer

BeSteady One camera stabilizer tackles MōVI with cheaper price

The whole world of cinematography has been amazed when Freefly Systems and Vincent Laforet have unveiled MōVI, a handheld camera stabilizer. The device is not so expensive for professionals, but regular people do not have $15,000 lying around. This is where BeSteady One comes in, as a cheaper, but great alternative.

Sony RX100M2 accessories leak

Sony RX100M2 accessories list leaked

Sony is rumored to hold a product launch event on June 27, when the company will announce two new cameras and a couple of auxiliary products for them. It appears that the Sony RX100M2 accessories will include a new grip attachment and a filter adapter, which will be compatible with the RX100, too.

Fujifilm X-M1 mirrorless camera

Fujifilm X-M1 entry-level X-Trans camera officially announced

Fujifilm has answered the prayers of its fans by launching an entry-level mirrorless camera with an APS-C X-Trans CMOS image sensor, which can be found in the more expensive X-Pro1 and X-E1. The camera has been revealed alongside a Fujinon 16-50mm lens, both of them being scheduled to be released in late July.

Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8 lens

Fujifilm unveils Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8 lens

Fujifilm has chosen June 25 to be one of its busiest days of recent times as, after the X-M1 camera and XC 16-50mm lens announcements, the Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8 pancake lens has also become official. This new optic has been designed for Fuji’s X-mount cameras and it should improve your portrait photography soon.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 X-E1 firmware update download

Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X-E1 firmware updates released for download

Do you own a Fujifilm X-Pro1 or X-E1? Are you looking to purchase one of the new XF 27mm f/2.8 and XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lenses? Then you will need to install the firmware version 2.05 and version 1.06 respectively. Fuji has pushed these updates to support the new lenses and improve one-handed camera operation.

Download Nikon D7100 firmware update 1.01

Nikon D7100 firmware update 1.01 now available for download

There are no perfect devices, nor firmware versions, and this fact includes the Nikon D7100, as well. The DSLR has been released earlier in 2013, but photographers have been affected by some annoying bugs ever since its release. Anyway, Nikon is now offering firmware update 1.01 to correct some of the bugs.

DxO FilmPack 4.0.2 update Lightroom 5

DxO FilmPack 4.0.2 update released with Lightroom 5 support

DxO FilmPack 4 works as a standalone application on Windows and Mac OS X PCs, but it can be also integrated as a plugin in Lightroom and Photoshop. DxO Labs has officially released the DxO FilmPack 4.0.2 update, in order to make its program fully compatible with the recently-introduced Adobe Lightroom 5.


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