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Exploring Panasonic's Post Focus camera feature
11th December 2015
Panasonic is rolling out its Post Focus feature to an increasing number of camera models, but what exactly is Post Focus and how does it differ to focus bracketing and focus stacking? The DMC-GX8 is among the first Panasonic models to acquire Post Focus capability thanks to a firmware update Basically, Post Focus is Panasonic's take on being able to shoot a still image and then being able to refocus that image afterwards. This is a feature that has been demonstrated in Lytro lightfield cameras and also some Nokia Lumia smartphones. Panasonic's cameras that are Post Focus enabled - a firmware update may be required - currently include the Micro Four Thirds DMC-GX8, G7 and the DMC-FZ330 bridge camera. The top of the range Lumix GH4 will also get Post Focus via a firmware update in the new year. None of these cameras works like a Lytro camera that uses lightfield optics and processing to record a still image that can be refocused, so how does Panasonic make it work?
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Leica SL RAW and JPEG image samples to download
23rd October 2015
Leica's full frame system is firmly 21st century at last RAW and JPEG sample images including comparison with M-series and L-mount lenses. Perhaps the biggest camera launch of the year, yet another new offering from Leica and it doesn't overly rely on the Leica M legacy. It's the Leica SL Type 601, the camera that launches Leica's new full frame mirrorless camera system. I'll have a closer look at the hardware in a separate article but I can give you some fundamental first impressions to accompany the gallery of RAW and JPEG sample images accessible towards the end of this page.
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Fujifilm unveils XF 35mm f/2 prime and 1.4x converter
21st October 2015
A 1.4x converter and a 35mm f/2 prime lens with weather proofing have been announced by Fujifilm.
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Leica reveals new Type 601 full frame mirrorless SL system camera
20th October 2015
Press releas issued by Leica UK: A new milestone in professional photography: LEICA SL (Typ 601) mirrorless system camera sets new standard in speed, picture quality and versatility LeicaCamera has today announced the Leica SL (Typ 601), marking the beginning of a new era in professional photography. Made in Germany, the Leica SL mirrorless system camera offers an impressive set of specifications and innovative features, delivering exceptional Leica quality. The camera’s 24 MP full-frame CMOS sensor and perfectly matched components – from the premiumquality SL lenses to the built-in electronic viewfinder – guarantee exceptional imaging performance for professional photographers.
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20mm f/1.4 Art-Series super wide angle lens from Sigma
16th October 2015
SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM The world’s first F1.4 ultra-wide-angle lens for full-frame DSLRs   World’s first* 20mm F1.4 lens—thanks to advanced lens manufacturing technologies The ideal high-speed lens for snapshots and much more Art line delivers high-level artistic expression Metal lens cap available (sold separately) SIGMA USB DOCK makes customisation and flexible adjustment possible New SIGMA GLOBAL VISION product lines are setting new benchmarks for image quality
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Revolutionary new 'DSLR' camera alternative revealed
14th October 2015
Is this the DSLR's real nemesis? A camera that claims to challenge what you're used to, camera-wise, in a smartphone as well as DSLRs has been revealed by a US-based start-up, simply known as 'light' and which has already attracted $35 million in backing. The camera is the Light L16, with that number referring to the number of lenses that are built into the Android-based device.
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Sigma UK announces 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM pricing and availability
20th July 2015
Sigma UK has announced that the UK suggested retail price of the its 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art, announced last month, will be £949.99 including VAT. Sigma and Canon mount will be available in the UK towards the end of July. Nikon mount is still TBA.
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Photokina quick hands-on with the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
19th September 2014
A much bigger sensor for the new LX100 but that's not the whole story Panasonic's new LX100 has a Four Thirds sensor at its heart As the budget-end of the compact digital camera market is being slaughtered by smartphones, camera manufacturers are focusing on the premium end. Panasonic Lumix is a prime example with the launch, at Photokina this week, of their latest LX model, the LX100. The headline news concerning the LX100 is its use of basically the same 16 megapixel Four Thirds sensor found in the Lumix GX7 Micro Four Thirds mirrorless system camera.
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The fashion blogger’s new camera of choice
28th August 2014
London, August 28, 2014 – Writing on mademoisellerobot.com, fashion blogger Laetitia Wajnapel called her PEN "the ultimate fashion blogger camera". Pick up a new Olympus PEN E-PL7 and you will start to see why. PEN designers clearly understand something other camera brands often miss: people with an eye for style and first-class, creative photography don't want a bulky, plastic SLR spoiling their carefully crafted, personal look.
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The new Nikon D810 is the revised D800
26th June 2014
Nikon has announced the successor to its highly successful Nikon D800 and it's called the D810. Outwardly very similar to its predecessor the D810 is an evolutionary rather than revolutionary release, the D810's main highlights include a wider ISO range selectable from 64 to 51200, implementation of the Expeed 4 image processir first seen in the Nikon D4S, faster shooting rates up to 7 frames per second, and the option of smaller RAW files using 12-bit data instead of 14-bits. By default the D810 is like the D800E in not having an optical low pass filter.
 
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21st October 2015
Fujifilm unveils XF 35mm f/2 prime and 1.4x converter
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20th October 2015
Leica reveals new Type 601 full frame mirrorless SL system camera
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16th October 2015
20mm f/1.4 Art-Series super wide angle lens from Sigma
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14th October 2015
Revolutionary new 'DSLR' camera alternative revealed
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26th June 2014
The new Nikon D810 is the revised D800
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19th March 2014
Samsung launches the new NX Mini Smart Camera
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25th February 2014
Nikon unveils D4s flagship pro DSLR
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20th February 2014
Kowa unveils three Prominar Micro Four Thirds lenses
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29th January 2014
New functionality with Olympus OM-D E-M5 firmware update
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5th November 2013
Classic Nikon FM film SLR reincarnated as the Nikon Df DSLR
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1st November 2013
The Gadget Show Live @Christmas video snapshot
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31st May 2013
UK's Focus on Imaging show axed
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14th May 2013
Nikon 1 32mm f/1.2 ultra-bright portrait lens announced
 
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