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The Imaging Resource News page is the best way to stay on top of all the latest in the fast-paced world of digital imaging! Up-to-the-minute news as well as coverage of the latest articles and reviews covering digital imaging hardware and software of all types, professional and amateur. From digital cameras, printers and scanners to the latest image editors and more, we cover it. The IR News page is read by industry professionals and enthusiasts alike. Come check us out today...
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iZugar releases first 220° fisheye lens for Micro Four Thirds

Fr, 22/09/2017 - 22:30
Something fishy is in the air for Micro Four Thirds shooters and it's a brand-new circular fisheye lens from iZugar. The 3.25mm f/2.5 fixed aperture lens is a 10mm full circular format fisheye lens and has a 0.6-meter close focus distance. The lens has 11 lens elements across 10 groups and weighs 160 grams. As you can tell, it's a compact and lightweight lens. The lens can be ordered now directly from iZugar for just under $500. More technical information is available here. You can view a sample video captured using the new...
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Kategorien: Fotografie

Shutter Release: Fashion retouching, 3 lenses shoot the same model, abstract macros at home & more

Fr, 22/09/2017 - 20:00
Happy first day of fall, Imaging Resource readers in the northern hemisphere. We'll kick off autumn with four pieces of interesting photography content for you to enjoy. We start with a video about high-end fashion retouching. We then move to a cool new video from Mathieu Stern, who is always up to something intriguing with old or otherwise odd optics. After that, we look at some abstract photos and how to make them using boiling water. Finally, we finish with a video about shooting portraits with a smartphone. Shutter Release is...
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Best smartphone camera ever: DxO says iPhone 8 Plus is the best smartphone camera they have tested

Fr, 22/09/2017 - 16:30
With Apple's newest flagship iPhone, the iPhone X, a little over a month away, the title might not last long. Nonetheless, at least for now, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have taken over the top two sports on DxO Mark Mobile's best smartphone camera list. The new 12-megapixel dual cameras in the iPhone 8 Plus come equipped with wide and telephoto lenses with f/1.8 and f/2.8 optics respectively. They also come with a new "portrait lighting" feature, which is currently in beta, but does look quite intriguing thus far. The iPhone 8 Plus...
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Book Review: “The Edge of the World: A Visual Adventure to the Most Extraordinary Places on Earth”

Fr, 22/09/2017 - 16:00
As part of their 40th anniversary celebration, Outside Magazine has published a new book, The Edge of the World: A Visual Adventure to the Most Extraordinary Places on Earth. The book features over 140 of the best adventure images featured in Outside and includes a foreword from photographer Jimmy Chin and an introduction from Outside Magazine's editor, Christopher Keyes. You can read more thoughts from Keyes about the book here. The publisher, Falcon Guides, was kind enough to send me a copy of The Edge of the World to read...
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Firmware Friday: More Fuji X-series firmware coming; Panasonic updates VariCam HS, LT and 35 video cams

Fr, 22/09/2017 - 12:00
A couple of weeks ago, we told readers about a raft of new firmware on the way from Fujifilm. It's not here yet, but for this week's Firmware Friday roundup we have news of another ten Fuji X-series cameras which will soon be receiving updates alongside those we previously mentioned. And for good measure, we also have news of updates for three of Panasonic's professional video cameras and one related accessory. Let's start off with Fuji's news this week, and then come back to Panasonic! Fujifilm X-A1, X-A2, X-A3, X-A10,...
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Capture One Pro 10.2 releases with support for Nikon D850, Sony 16-35mm GM & much more

Do, 21/09/2017 - 19:00
Earlier this week, we covered the news about Capture One's new Spectrum Styles Pack. The company also released the newest version of their Capture One Pro 10 software, Capture One Pro 10.2. The primary updates in 10.2 involve new camera and lens support. New cameras supported in the software include the Canon Rebel SL2 (200D), Canon 6D Mark II, Canon 77D, Canon T7i (800D), Canon M6, Leica M Monochrome, Leica M10, Leica M-P, Nikon D75000, Nikon D850, Olympus TG-5, Phase One IQ3 100MP Trichromatic, Phase One IQ3 100MP Achromatic,...
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Shutter Release: 5 beginner mistakes, editing in LAB color, landscape photo tips and handcrafted books

Do, 21/09/2017 - 16:45
We have a lot of videos for you in today's Shutter Release roundup. We will start with a video pointing out five beginner photography mistakes and how to solve them. Next is a video about editing your photos in LAB color in Photoshop and how it might improve your workflow and give your photos an extra punch. The next pair of videos are for landscape photographers in particular and follow Andrew Marr in Iceland and Thomas Heaton as he talks about S curves in composition. We then finish up with a blog post from Red River Paper where...
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Techart releases new Canon EF to Fujifilm GFX smart adapter with autofocus capabilities

Mi, 20/09/2017 - 17:59
Fujifilm continues to expand their GF lens lineup, but that isn’t slowing down the demand for lens adapters from Fujifilm GFX owners, especially those who moved from a full-frame system and want to continue to use some of their favorite lenses. For Canon system users, Techart has a new Canon EF lens to Fujifilm GFX 50S adapter which includes both autofocus and aperture control. The smart adapter supports AF-S mode and EF lenses with image stabilization. Aperture can be controlled via the camera's command dial and focal length and...
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Serge Ramelli offers five tips for improving your editing in Adobe Lightroom

Mi, 20/09/2017 - 15:30
Photographer Serge Ramelli is a longtime professional photographer and educator and shares many free resources. His latest video is all about Adobe Lightroom, which I'm sure many of our readers use for organizing and editing their images. In the video below, Ramelli covers "5 Lightroom secrets" including using the brush to adjust filters, using presets, dodging and burning with the brush and radial circle, using sync and manual mode and creating panoramas. Ramelli does also plug a few of his own products, including his Signature...
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Shutter Release: EyeEm award winners, photographing black dogs, iOS 11 file issues & more

Mi, 20/09/2017 - 11:59
In today's edition of Shutter Release, we have a rich assortment of content to share with you. We start by pointing you toward the winners of this year's EyeEm Photography Awards, which attracted entries from nearly 90,000 photographers. After that, dog fans will be pleased with a video about a neat photo project highlighting black dogs without homes, as they prove notoriously difficult to photograph and nice images of animals on adoption sites make a big difference in terms of adoption numbers. We will then share a cool website...
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Love of cars runs through two very different photographers across generations and styles

Di, 19/09/2017 - 20:00
For car fanatics, there is something special about the roar of an engine. It's not easy to point to what exactly makes cars special, and perhaps there are as many answers to that question as there are cars on the road. It could be the unique shapes, the incredible engineering or maybe just the flat-out speed of a supercar. No matter the answer, work of automotive photographer Easton Chang is sure to inspire awe from even the most subdued car fan. Chang was recently featured by SmugMug Films and the video below shows us the...
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Is 17 the magic number for bokeh? Biotar announces campaign for 17-bladed 58mm f/2 optic

Di, 19/09/2017 - 18:05
If you have ever scoffed at a mere 9 or 11 aperture blades, then Oprema Optik's latest Indiegogo campaign is a must-see. The German lens maker, Oprema Jena, is resurrecting the Biotar 58mm f/2 optic, including its unique and "world record" 17-blade aperture design. What's old is new again. This is Oprema's second lens project following a successful Kickstarter campaign for a Biotar 75mm f/1.5 revival project, so the company has experience bringing distinct lenses back from the past. Let's talk more about the 17 aperture...
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Capture One Pro 10 Spectrum Styles Pack adds cinema-inspired color grading to the RAW editor

Di, 19/09/2017 - 17:30
For fans - like us - of Capture One Pro 10, Phase One shared some interesting news yesterday. The company has released a new series of Styles, which are one of the big features of Capture One Pro 10.1. The first "Grading Styles" Styles Pack is the new "Spectrum" pack. Each Styles Pack comes with up to 18 different Styles, which have been carefully designed to modify curves, saturation and tonal adjustments without changing key parameters, such as your exposure, white balance and levels. Spectrum has been designed to deliver...
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You can now use Adobe Spark with your own custom logos and colors

Di, 19/09/2017 - 14:30
Adobe Spark is a web-based platform for blogging and storytelling, and it got an update with "premium features," which lets you create and share branded stories in all three Spark formats: Post (for graphics), Page (for web pages), and Video (for video stories). Now instead of carrying Adobe's branding wherever it went, Spark stories can carry your own and be a better representation of you and your business. Adobe has baked in what they are calling "design intelligence," so all you need to do is add your brand ingredients to get...
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Profoto enters new territory with the announcement of their first speed light: the Profoto A1

Di, 19/09/2017 - 14:00
Announced today by Profoto comes a new product in a market we haven't seen them even show a desire to really enter. Until today, Profoto is most notably known for their pro-level strobes and lighting kits that cost thousands of dollars (but those who use them will say they're worth worth every penny). So what is their next step? Well, apparently speed lights, with the announcement of the Profoto A1. Friend of Imaging Resource Zach Sutton is in Sweden for the launch, and was kind enough to give us the down-low as well as his first...
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Shutter Release: 3 videos about lighting techniques, dramatic black and white images and more

Di, 19/09/2017 - 12:00
In our regular roundup feature, Shutter Release, we share and summarize interesting photography content we see from around the web. It could be video tutorials about Photoshop, an opinion piece about a new camera or really anything that we think our readers would enjoy seeing. We are dedicated to bringing you the best original content we can, but we also want to share the great work our colleagues are doing as well. Today's Shutter Release kicks off with a pair of lighting videos from two regularly-featured photographers on...
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YI M1 Review: A Micro Four Thirds body with lens and Sony sensor for under $300—so what’s the catch?

Di, 19/09/2017 - 02:42
Late last year, Shenzhen, China-based XiaoYi -- known stateside as Yi Technology -- launched the YI M1 to great fanfare. Its first standalone camera (and an interchangeable-lens camera, at that!) the Yi Camera drew plenty of attention for its reserved Leica-like looks, its quality Four Thirds-format Sony Exmor image sensor, and its broadly-supported Micro Four Thirds lens mount. But more than that, what got folks talking was its pricetag. Originally shipping at around US$350 list (and that's with a 12-40mm kit lens), the...
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Shutter Release: Portrait lighting setup, large format portraiture, Photoshop tips, Yashica’s return and more

Mo, 18/09/2017 - 16:30
We hope you all had a pleasant weekend and for those of you were out taking photos, we hope the conditions were favorable! In today's edition of Shutter Release, our regular roundup feature here at Imaging Resource, we will be looking at six articles and videos covering a wide range of topics. We start with an article and a video showing portraiture behind the scenes, then look at 10 tips for landscape photography before moving to a pair of Photoshop tutorial videos and finish up with an interesting teaser video from Yashica. We've...
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Fuji GF 110mm f/2 Field Test: Fuji’s fastest GFX lens delivers terrific sharpness and dreamy bokeh

Sa, 16/09/2017 - 12:00
Click here to read our Fuji GF 110mm f/2 Field Test One of the more popular use-cases for a medium format camera system is for high-quality, high-resolution portraiture. With the new Fuji GFX system, the camera maker offered a handful of lenses upon its debut, with those more suited for general photography and landscapes as well as macro, but with the announcement of the GF 110mm f/2 WR lens this past April, Fuji answered the calls of portrait shooters with a short telephoto prime lens with a super-fast aperture. Offering a...
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Firmware Friday: Canon Cinema EOS C700, Hasselblad X1D-50c and Pentax K-1 updated

Fr, 15/09/2017 - 22:36
This week's Firmware Friday roundup is fairly short and sweet, compared to some of the lengthy lists we've seen lately, but if you're shooting Canon's Cinema EOS C700-series video cameras, the medium-format Hasselbad X1D-50c mirrorless camera or Ricoh's full-frame Pentax K-1 DSLR, it will nevertheless be interesting for you, as all of the above have received updates in the last seven days. Let's get right down to what's new for these products! Canon Cinema EOS C700, C700 PL and C700 GS PL Hitting the list from the top...
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