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InFocus Opens Entries For Zuber Photography Award

31 January 2017

InFocus, the photography support group of Phoenix Art Museum, has opened entries for its InFocus Sidney Zuber Photography Award. The $5,000 award, open to U.S. residents, is granted biennially to an emerging or early career photographer who demonstrates artistic promise.

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Gear Lessons Learned From Golf

31 January 2017

It hadn't occurred to us all these years until the other day, quite by accident, when the notion just popped into our head. What notion? That our approach to photo gear has its origins in our experience with golf equipment.

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Snapseed Adds Curves Tool

31 January 2017

In a blog post today, the Snapseed team announced the first update to the smartphone image editing app in 2017. Among the new features are the addition of a Curves tool, improved Face Detection, improved grain quality in Black & White and improved line wrapping in the Text tool.

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Around The Horn

31 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at last weekend's protests, Sage Sohier, high key lighting and LG's 5K displays near routers.

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Triggertrap To Close Up Shop

31 January 2017

In an email to customers posted on Medium, Triggertrap officials announced today the company would be going out of business.

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Phase One Launches 2017 Digital Artists Workshops

30 January 2017

The Phase One has announced its Digital Artist Series international photography workshops will kick off in April with an all-expenses-included photo excursion to Cuba. The series, which outfits each participate with a Phase One XF IQ3 medium format camera, includes six other workshops at varies photogenic sites around the world.

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Adobe Retires Creative Suite 6

30 January 2017

Although the company has made no official announcement, Adobe has retired the perpetual license option for its Creative Suite applications, including Photoshop. Those versions have lagged behind the most recent Creative Cloud releases for some time now with a number of CC features not supported in the CS versions.

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Phase One Announces Free February Capture One Webinars

30 January 2017

Phase One has announced several free webinars during February covering the features of Capture One Pro 10, its image editing software.

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Around The Horn

30 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at an Arabian Disneyland, Christian Feichtner, a carry-on backpack and dealing with Lightroom warnings.

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Site Note: Benefits Page Update

29 January 2017

Just a brief note to alert subscribers that we've made a slight change to our Benefits page access that may require you to reenter your password. The change saves us a housekeeping step (and we hate housekeeping).

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Matinee: 'Freezing Time' With Mark McInnis

28 January 2017

Saturday matinees long ago let us escape from the ordinary world to the island of the Swiss Family Robinson or the mutinous decks of the Bounty. Why not, we thought, escape the usual fare here with Saturday matinees of our favorite photography films?

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Friday Slide Show: On Chenery To Church +

27 January 2017

We took a walk last weekend down O'Shaughnessy, which follows Glen Park Canyon, to see if a slide area had been contained. But we kept going into Glen Park itself and followed the main street Chenery up and over the hill into Noe Valley.

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Craighead Named White House Photographer

27 January 2017

Shealah Craighead, who served as staff photographer for President George W. Bush, has been named chief White House photographer for President Donald Trump, according to a Politico report.

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Bram To Replace Oosting At Hasselblad

27 January 2017

Hasselblad has announced that CEO Perry Oosting will step down by the end of the month and Paul Bram will become interim CEO. The news follows Hasselblad's acquisition by DJI earlier this month.

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Around The Horn

27 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Stephen Hilger, a mysterious White House portrait, how to gel a speedlight and capturing lava flow.

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Sunrise, Sunset

26 January 2017

Swiftly flow the years, as the song from Fiddler on the Roof goes. For many of our swiftly flowing years we rarely saw a sunrise or sunset. But, as you may be tired of hearing, we get our fill now with a captivating view of the Pacific Ocean.

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Around The Horn

26 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Sigma 85mm f1.4 Art Series lens, sensor technology, curating a photography book and getting the right kind of lawyer.

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Ricoh Annnounces Compact Pentax KP

25 January 2017

Ricoh has announced the Pentax KP dSLR with a compact, weatherproof body that inherits many of the Pentax K-3 features. Along with a new 24-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with ISO sensitivity to 819,200, the KP is the first Pentax APS-C camera to use Shake Reduction II, the company's five-axis mechanism to compensate for camera shake up to five steps.

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Adorama Announces Orlit TTL Flash Solutions

25 January 2017

Adorama has announced a new line of through-the-lens flash solutions that including three initial offerings...

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PhotoFairs San Francisco Opens Tomorrow

25 January 2017

The first U.S. edition of PhotoFairs will be held Jan. 27-29 at Fort Mason's Festival Pavilion. The fair includes 34 national and international galleries, representing 14 countries and 22 cities worldwide with an array of special events.

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Around The Horn

25 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at a photo fact check, Robert Shults, starting from scratch and Pixelmator for 99 cents.

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Epson Announces Expression 1200xL Large Format Scanner

24 January 2017

Epson has announced its Expression 12000xL large-format color flatbed scanner featuring 2400x4800-dpi, tabloid-size scanning in two configurations: the Expression 12000xL-GA designed for professional graphic artists, museums and forensic labs and the Expression 12000xL-PH designed for photographers and film preservationists.

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Around The Horn

24 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Bridging Stories, Landon Nordema, Photoshop for the elderly and automation ideas.

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Adobe Unveils Chromebook Creativity Apps

24 January 2017

Adobe has announced the upcoming release of updated Android applications optimized for select Chromebooks to help students harness their creativity. Later this month, Adobe Creative Cloud apps will be available for free download as part of the Google beta announced today, giving students using Chromebooks the tools they need to be more creative.

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Adobe Accepting Applications For 2017 Creative Residency

23 January 2017

Adobe has begun accepting applications for its 2017 Creative Residency which provides six creatives (like photographers) a year-long apprenticeship at Adobe to work on a project, sharing the process with the creative community as it proceeds.

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Monday Slide Show: Marching In Washington

23 January 2017

Our correspondant Angelo Pasini attended the Women's March in Washinton, D.C. yesterday and filed a handful of photos from the event. "I thought I'd share some of the moments I captured on camera from on the ground in D.C," he wrote. "These signs were my personal favorites of those I saw."

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Around The Horn

23 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the Women's Marches, the Leica M10 and Fujifilm GFX 50S, Pier 24's Collected catalog and a Sony trade-in event.

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Matinee: Burk Uzzle on Preparedness in Photography

21 January 2017

Saturday matinees long ago let us escape from the ordinary world to the island of the Swiss Family Robinson or the mutinous decks of the Bounty. Why not, we thought, escape the usual fare here with Saturday matinees of our favorite photography films?

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Friday Slide Show: Morro Bay

20 January 2017

The town of about 10,000 inhabitants called Morro Bay takes its name from Morro Rock, a volcanic plug that rises 576 feet above the ocean and is home to a few peregrine falcons. The plug is one in a line of nine such, known as the Nine Sisters.

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Around The Horn

20 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at no new White House photographer, parades, zooming in Google+ and bad clients.

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Around The Horn

19 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the Leica M10, portraits of shooting victims, 60-second Lightroom tips and a SnapBridge test.

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Fujfilm Announces Next Generation X100F

19 January 2017

Fujifilm has announced its new X100F premium rangefinder featuring a unique Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder that can switch between an optical viewfinder and electronic viewfinder. The new X100F is the fourth generation release from the series that introduced the first hybrid viewfinder.

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Fujifilm X-T20 Updates X-T10 With Touch Control

19 January 2017

Fujifilm has announced its new Fujifilm X-T20 interchangeable lens camera as the successor to its X-T10. The updated model features a new APS-C sized 24.3-megapizel X-Trans CMOS III sensor and X-Processor Pro image processing engine.

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Fujifilm GFX 50S Medium Format Mirrorless Coming in February

19 January 2017

Fujifilm has announced its GFX 50S medium format mirrorless digital camera will launch late February with three Fujinon lenses to be followed by an additional three lenses later this year. The initial lens lineup includes the GF63mmF2.8 R WR (50mm equivalent), the GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR (25-51mm) and the GF120mmF4 R LM OIS WR Macro (95mm).

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Today's Lesson

18 January 2017

We'd gone through the Diane Arbus exhibit at SFMOMA twice, burning our favorite images into the old bean so we'd have something to think about on the streetcar ride home. It was a press event so we were discretely escorted out of the building into the rain.

But first we thought we'd stop in at the Mechanics' Institute to make a few notes in those large, quiet (and dry) rooms. We only had to go two blocks to get there but the rain was coming down hard enough we thought we just might have to resort to the umbrella we'd stuffed in our coat pocket.

Still, we bravely (obstinately even) walked alongside the buildings in Minna alley to avoid the rain drops as long as we could. And as we did, we had to swerve into the street to avoid a box of garbage.

There was nothing particularly attractive about that garbage. It was just garbage and in our way. But there we noticed some easily read text staring us in the face as we passed.

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Leica Introduces Leica M10

18 January 2017

Leica has unvield its M10 rangefinder featuring the slimmest body of any digital M camera, a new 14-megapixel CMOS sensor, WiFi, a physical ISO dial, higher magnification optical viewfinder. Missing in action is video recording, however.

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N.Y. Times Opens Fifth Annual Portfolio Review

18 January 2017

Once again the New York Times will hold its free New York Portfolio Review, otherwise known as "an opportunity for people in the photographic community to meet, trade ideas, help each other -- and have fun." According to the official announcement...

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Around The Horn

18 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at wax figures, the Feiyu MG V2, five Lightroom shortcuts and #GriddyCenter.

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FastFoto: Scan Comparison

17 January 2017

In this installment of our multi-part review of the Epson FastFoto, we'll show how FastFoto's scan of a print compares with several other methods of digitizing the same image, including a scan of the negative, a flatbed scan of the same print, a camera shot of the print and Google PhotoScan app's reconstruction of the print

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Around The Horn

17 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Pennsylvania's bygone lumber industry, senior track and field athletes, flash card reliability and using big data to target a client.

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Meyerowitz Receives the Leica Hall of Fame Award

17 January 2017

Leica has awarded photographer Joel Meyerowitz with the Leica Hall of Fame Award in recognition of his lifetime achievement. An exhibition at Leica Gallery Wetzlar during the A Celebration of Photography from Jan. 19 to March 31 will showcase his photography.

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Parr Awarded Sony Outstanding Contribution Title

17 January 2017

British documentary photographer Martin Parr has been awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Photography title by the World Photography Organization. The title will be bestowed at the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards ceremony held in London on April 20.

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Phase One Releases Capture One Pro 10 Update

17 January 2017

Phase One has released Capture One Pro 10.0.1 with new lens support and minor bug fixes in both the OS X and Windows versions of the software. Details follow...

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

16 January 2017

As our country is about to take what generously might be called a step backward in its long evolution toward justice for all, we stop to celebrate the life of a man who pushed forward against the tide.

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Harvey Posts ExifTool 10.40 Production Release

14 January 2017

Phil Harvey has posted ExifTool v10.40, the first production release since v10.36 on Nov. 24, 2016. The small download is available three formats, including a Windows executable and Macintosh OS X package.

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Matinee: 'Finding Home With Christopher Anderson'

14 January 2017

Saturday matinees long ago let us escape from the ordinary world to the island of the Swiss Family Robinson or the mutinous decks of the Bounty. Why not, we thought, escape the usual fare here with Saturday matinees of our favorite photography films?

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Remembering Antony Armstrong-Jones

13 January 2017

Better known as Lord Snowdon -- a title he acquired after marrying Princess Margaret, the sister of Queen Elizabeth II, in 1960 -- Antony Armstrong-Jones died Friday at home in London at the age of 86.

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Friday Slide Show: Dry Creek

13 January 2017

After all the rain around here this week we needed a break and what better break than to revisit Dry Creek, whose name alone does the job. Except our "revisiting" was confined to looking through our photo archive for images of the valley rather than hazarding a trip there.

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Remembering Martha Swope

13 January 2017

She spent her career capturing the most ephemeral arts. Dance and the theater. "The important thing is that actors and dancers and theater people be recorded and remembered because it was a wonderful era, a terrific era," she explains in this nearly eight-minute tribute...

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Around The Horn

13 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Lighting 103, Google's RAISR technology, 72 copyright law answers and burst mode in Lightroom's camera.

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Leica Announces 2017 North American Workshops

12 January 2017

Leica Camera has expanded its Leica Akademie programs for 2017 in North America to include the inaugural international Destination photography trips to India and Myanmar.

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Around The Horn

12 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Xyza Bacani, a voice-controlled editing demo, Hedi Slimane and Sal Soghoian.

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Site Tweak: Bing

11 January 2017

We started the year with a dire warning about our bandwidth being gobbled up by Google as it indexed our site repeatedly each day which we reported so you'd know about it too.

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After The Deluge

11 January 2017

Let the buildings keep our children dry," Jackson Browne sang in Before the Deluge. January has been brutal around here with torrential rains pelting the place and 65-mph gusts rattling the old bunker's walls. We watch the water being blown uphill until the windows bowing in scare us back to the computer screen.

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Epson Introduces SureColor P5000 17-Inch Inkjet

11 January 2017

Epson has introduced the SureColor P5000, a 17-inch inkjet that uses the UltraChome HDX 10-color pigment ink set. The new printer replaces the Epson Stylus Pro 4900.

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Around The Horn

11 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Ming Smith, J.R. Mankoff, modifying sunlight and six photographic sins.

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On Image Editing Software

10 January 2017

We find ourselves in the midst of reviewing (or juggling, as it's known in the circus) a few image editing packages at the same time. It's mind boggling. And we have a lot of sympathy for the Aperture gang that feels compelled by Apple to move on.

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Around The Horn

10 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at roller coasters, a perspective on the Hasselblad-DJI deal, a perspective on CES 2017 and catching up with Andrew Darlow.

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Homeless Movies With The Locardi Family

10 January 2017

This morning SmugMug Films, the video arm of the photo storage and sharing site, released a short documentary featuring the "location-independent" travel photographers Elia and Naomi Locardi.

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Leica Announces Return Of 37th Oskar Barnack Award

10 January 2017

Leica has announced it will be open for entries to the 37th Oskar Barnack Award on March 1. Named for the invention o the Ur-Leica, the award honors photographers in both professionals and newcomer categories.

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Around The Horn

9 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the 10th anniversary of the iPhone for one photographer, how easy it is to make photographs, a Sony a6300 video setup and what to do with wet gear.

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DNP Unveils DS820A 8-Inch Dye Sub Printer

9 January 2017

DNP has expanded its line of commercial-quality dye sublimation printers with the addition of the DS820A featuring print sizes from 4x8 to 8x23 inches.

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Matinee: Pete Souza

7 January 2017

Saturday matinees long ago let us escape from the ordinary world to the island of the Swiss Family Robinson or the mutinous decks of the Bounty. Why not, we thought, escape the usual fare here with Saturday matinees of our favorite photography films?

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Audubon Accepting Entries For 2017 Photo Awards Contest

6 January 2017

The National Audubon Society in association with Nature's Best Photography has opened its annual bird photography contest for 2017.

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Friday Slide Show: The Golden Gate

6 January 2017

Between the Marin headlands and the San Francisco headlands lies the strait of the Golden Gate. The bridge that takes its name from the strait steals all the attention but the strait itself is its own wonder of the world.

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Around The Horn

6 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at London's Comic Con, animals in the news, the "innovative" Nikon D5600 and some autochromes.

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Kodak To Bring Back Ektachrome +

6 January 2017

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas yesterday Kodak announced it plans to "reformulate and manufacture Kodak Ektachrome Film for both motion picture and still photography applications." The film, which will be produced in Rochester, N.Y., won't be available until the fourth quarter of 2017.

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Fujifilm: New Rugged XP120, New Flagship Finishes +

5 January 2017

Fujifilm has announced its ruggedized FinePix XP120 featuring a 16.4-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and a 3.0-inch LCD in a compact body that can be submerged 65 feet.

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Around The Horn

5 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at third-party wide zooms, the best f-stop, sensor pitch and arranging 19 flashes.

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Raber: Hasselblad Acquired By Drone Maker DJI

4 January 2017

Kevin Raber of the Luminous Landscape is reporting that Chinese drone maker DJI, a minority stockholder, has acquired Hasselblad. The revered camera-maker had previously entered into agreements with DJI for develop joint aerial products.

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Panasonic Promises GH5 March Launch +

4 January 2017

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today Panasonic announced it would ship its new flagship Micro Four Thirds GH5 in March. "Packing a host of innovative advancements in picture quality, response and performance into an unimaginably small-sized body," the company said, "the new Lumix GH5 opens the door to a new stage of photographic and cinematographic culture."

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Panasonic Unveils GX850 Compact Mirrorless +

4 January 2017

Panasonic announced the compact GX850 mirrorless camera with a flip-up rear monitor and new features like 4K Photo mode. The GX850 pairs a 16-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor without a low-pass filter to the new Venis Engine image processor.

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Panasonic Introduces Lumix FZ80 Superzoom +

4 January 2017

One digicam category smartphones haven't been able to touch is the superzoom and Panasonic set the bar a little higher today with its FZ80 featuring a 60x optical zoom that's the equivalent of a 20-1,200mm 35mm optic.

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Panasonic Refreshes Lumix G Lens Lineup +

4 January 2017

Panasonic announced four new Lumix G lenses today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Those include...

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Nikon Brings D5600 to U.S., Announces PowerShots +

4 January 2017

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today, Nikon announced it would bring the D5600 it announced in November to the U.S. later this month. At the same time, the company announced two new Coolpix cameras, the W100 and the A300.

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Canon Announces G9 X Mark II, More At CES +

4 January 2017

At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Canon announced the PowerShot G9 X Mark II, a video kit for the PowerShot G7 Mark II and three new Vixia camcorders.

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Around The Horn

4 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at becoming an American, Kost's annual review, copyright knowledge and Josh Sinn.

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Around The Horn

3 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Pete Souza's picks, an assignment, tumbleweeds and One Shot.

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Phase One Announces Free Capture One Webinars

3 January 2017

Phase One has announced several free webinars this month covering the features of Capture One Pro 10, its image editing software.

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An Island In the Middle Of The City

2 January 2017

We'd hiked up Twin Peaks last week lugging our Nikon D300 and 18-200mm Nikkor along just to burn off a few more holiday calories. But as we circled the crowded overlook and turned for home, we hadn't taken a single shot.

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Site Note: A Bandwidth Quota Warning

2 January 2017

We tripped over a bit of unwelcome news in our email this morning. "If your current usage trends continue, we estimate that your over-quota usage will result in a charge of $1,356.30 at the end of the month," our Internet Service Provider informed us.

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Around The Horn

2 January 2017

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the 2016 MacBook Pro, 2017 for photographers, the Viltrox 35mm f2 and scanning to Dropbox.

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December Archived

1 January 2017

We're happy to start the new year by announcing that Volume 5 Number 12 of Photo Corners has been archived with a nice table of contents to catch up on anything you missed in the last month.

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It's 2017!

1 January 2017

Once again (and we're not complaining when we say it), the New Year brings its own rituals here. We've snuck away from the breakfast table to scribble, "It's 2017!" on a Post-it note we immediately stuck to a spot our eyes can't avoid.

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