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North Brother Island

Haunting photos documenting the North Brother Island

The “North Brother Island: The Last Unknown Place In New York City” is a book consisting of haunting photos documenting the North Brother Island. Once housing the Riverside Hospital in New York City, the North Brother Island has been reclaimed by nature and wildlife, although remnants of past buildings are still there.

May 2014 recap

May 2014 recap: best news and rumors in the photo industry

We find ourselves at the end of May 2014. This means that it is time to recap what happened during the past four weeks or so by taking a look at the best news and rumors in the photo industry. Sony, Canon, and Nikon have all made announcements, while Fujifilm and Olympus have been an important part of the rumor mill.

Giroptic 360cam

360cam is a camera that records full HD 360-degree videos

The latest exciting project to come out of Kickstarter consists of the so-called 360cam. It has been developed by Giroptic and it consists of a digital camera with three lenses capable of capturing videos at full HD resolution and with a 360-degree field-of-view. It’s WiFi-enabled, but read on to find out its entire specs list.

Nikon D800 camera manufacturing

Nikon D800s DSLR camera to be manufactured in Thailand

Nikon is rumored to switch the birth place of the D800 series. According to inside sources, the Nikon D800s DSLR camera will be made in Thailand, whereas its predecessors, both the D800 and D800E, have been manufactured in Japan. Either way, the launch date of the shooter has been scheduled for late June 2014.


Black and White or Color – It is Easy to Have Both with Photoshop Actions

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Color or B&W – which Photoshop Actions edit do you prefer? The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on our main blog, but…

Sony NEX-5T camera

Sony NEX-5T replacement to be announced this September

Sony is rumored to discontinue the NEX-5T sometime in July. Shortly after the mirrorless camera will get off the production line, a Sony NEX-5T replacement is prepared for a September 2014 launch. In addition, it seems like the NEX-5T has just been hit with an important price reduction, hinting that a successor is nearing.

Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO price

Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO lens announcement date is nearing

Olympus announced the development of two new PRO lenses earlier in 2014. Well, it seems like one of them will finally get a proper launch event. According to an inside source, the Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO lens announcement date will take place in the near future, while also revealing its price details.

New York City gigapixel panorama

The 6 best websites for gigapixel panoramas and images

Gigapixel panoramas are giving users the possibility of exploring places and cities that are otherwise inaccessible to them. The internet is a big thing and sometimes you can get lost. Well, here is our top list containing six websites where you can find thousands of great gigapixel panoramas and images.


A Guide to Photographing Hummingbirds

  A Guide to Photographing Hummingbirds Hummingbirds are beautiful.  And they are fast.  If you hope to photograph them you will want to plan for it, not just rely on luck. Here’s how I approach capturing images of hummingbirds. The Necessities: Feeders: I have two bird feeders which means up to 8 to 10+ birds…

Panasonic Lumix LX7 white

Panasonic LX8 launch details “confirmed” by inside sources

After hearing the initial rumors regarding the Panasonic LX7 replacement, we have been “forced” to verify the accuracy of the details with more trusted sources. Well, according to trusted people, who have been right in the past, the Panasonic LX8 launch date is indeed scheduled to take place in the middle of July 2014.

Sigma Art series lenses

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG Art lens to be announced this August

As Zeiss will announce a new Otus lens at the Photokina 2014, Sigma will not sit around and wait patiently. According to inside sources, the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG Art lens will become official in August in order to compete against the Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 and to be ready for being displayed at world’s largest event: the Photokina 2014.

Fuji X20, X100s, X-Pro1

Fujifilm X100s replacement and X-Pro2 set for Photokina launch

Fujifilm is rumored to replace a trio of its X-Trans cameras this year. The Fujifilm X100s replacement will be announced at Photokina 2014 and it will be joined by the X-Pro1 successor at the same event. On the other hand, the Fuji X30, which replaces the X20, will become official towards the beginning of July 2014.

Canon EOS 1D X camera

Canon 1D X replacement coming in late 2014 or early 2015

Canon is rumored to have begun testing a prototype for the flagship EOS camera. The Canon 1D X replacement has been tested by some photographers in New York City. The DSLR camera is said to capture photos around the same resolution as the 5D Mark III and to be on track for a late 2014 or early 2015 release date.


Lomography reveals Lomo’Instant film camera on Kickstarter

Lomography has returned to Kickstarter with a new and exciting project. It consists of the company’s first instant film camera which has been called Lomo’Instant. The camera comes with numerous customization options, but Lomo’Instant is also the proud provider of the brightest aperture ever found in an instant film camera.

Panasonic LX7 camera

Panasonic LX8 with built-in EVF to be announced on July 16

Panasonic will hold a product launch event in the summer of 2014. An inside source has revealed the fact that the Panasonic LX8 will become official in mid-July with a new specifications list that will include a larger sensor. As it stands, the battle of high-end compact cameras is about to reach new levels of intensity.


OTTO is a hackable GIF camera available on Kickstarter

OTTO has been unveiled as a small and lightweight digital camera that can be hacked. This device is capable of creating GIFs and immediately sharing the resulting files to a smartphone, courtesy of a mobile application. The OTTO hackable GIF camera is available for pre-order right now only through the Kickstarter funding platform.

Sony A7 A7S A7R

New Sony FE-mount cameras to outshine potential Canon rivals

Sony is rumored to be working on new E-mount cameras will full frame sensors. However, the company has not decided the devices’ final specs for the time being. The reason for that consists of the fact that Canon and Nikon have not yet issued their responses to the current generation of A7 mirrorless cameras.

Olympus E-PL6 front photo

Full Olympus E-PL7 specs leaked in new manual photos

The next Micro Four Thirds cameras in line for an official announcement is the Olympus PEN E-PL7. The shooter has just had more of its product manual shots leaked on the web. This time the leaks are much more extensive, as they include the full specs list of the mirrorless camera, which will feature built-in WiFi connectivity.

New Fujifilm lenses

Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 lens rumored to be in the works

Fujifilm is once again rumored to be working on new X-mount lenses. This time, the Japan-based company is believed to be developing a so-called XF 90mm f/2 lens that will become available for all X-mount mirrorless cameras. The optic will provide a 35mm equivalent of 135mm and it could be released in December 2014.

nikon d4s

RAW S: Nikon’s small RAW file size option

Nikon D4s is the flagship FX-format camera. It was launched earlier in 2014 along with a surprise. The DSLR is now offering a Nikon RAW S file size option. This is a first for the company’s cameras and a lot of photographers have been wondering what this sRAW option stands for and what it does. Well, this article provides all the answers!

Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX1 specs and announcement date leaked on the web

Samsung is rumored to introduce a new flagship NX-mount camera at the Photokina 2014. The South Korean manufacturer will launch the NX1 mirrorless shooter with lots of new and exciting features, when compared to the current top NX camera, the NX30. A 28-megapixel sensor and 4K video recording are among the rumored specs of the NX1.


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