Firmware Friday: Sony QX100, QX10 get improved operation; Nikon updates FT1 mount adapter

 

 

Friday's here, and it's firmware time! Before you head out for your weekend's photographic fun, you'll want to grab the latest updates if you're shooting with a Sony QX100 or QX10 lens-style camera, or you're among the first to pick up a Nikon V3 and want to use F-mount lenses.

We'll start with the Sony firmware. The company's unusual QX100 and QX10 cameras, which piggyback on your smartphone's display, have been improved in two ways by firmware version 3.00. With the latest firmware installed, the Sony QX10 and QX100 both…

(read more)

via Imaging Resource News Page http://ift.tt/1i3bCaO

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Latest Flickr update is the Instagramiest Flickr ever

 

 

“Awesome! Another way to comment about pictures on my phone!”

–No one, ever

Ok, we'll admit to some undue snark there. Let's be clear: Flickr's progress this year has been great to witness. The latest update, version 3.0, of its iOS and Android apps shows Yahoo! is still hard at work. The web giant revamped big parts of the layout and navigation, added live-view filters, and incorporated Instagram-ish elements that encourage social sharing and commenting on photos. It’s not changing the core purpose of Flickr—a place for…

(read more)

via Imaging Resource News Page http://ift.tt/1qVM7iM

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Blurry shots, backwards cameras inspired National Geographic editor to pursue photography

 

 

Here’s a pleasant way to get your photo-filled weekend started: With inspiring words from a senior photo editor at National Geographic.

In this short clip (which is an ad for Microsoft OneDrive, but not an egregious one), Nat Geo senior photo editor Pamela Chen talks about what inspired her to pursue photography as a career path, and what she still looks forward to in her photographic pursuits.

The moment photography clicked for her was in college. She was minoring in photography, but one day, she took a blurry photo of a…

(read more)

via Imaging Resource News Page http://ift.tt/1f3NNzM

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Nikon D4S – Shooter’s Report Part I: Coming to grips with a truly professional camera

 

 

New cameras roll through our door here at IR almost every day, but it's rare to see the latest flagship professional model from one of the top companies. In fact, this is something that sometimes doesn't even happen a single time in a whole year, so we get pretty excited when one does arrive.

The Nikon D4S may look physically similar to the highly regarded Nikon D4 released in February 2012, but its insides tell a somewhat different tale. And while comparing manufacturer specs can lead to plenty of conclusions about what's…

(read more)

via Imaging Resource News Page http://ift.tt/1qVEaua

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sony A7 review: Is the best full-frame mirrorless camera also the most affordable?

 

 

The cat's out of the bag: When we published our A7R review last December, it was pretty obvious that its sibling, the Sony A7, would also be well-received. The two full-frame, fully-featured mirrorless cameras share so much, after all. Both cameras' high placement in our 2013 Camera of the Year awards served to reconfirm it.

With that being the case, we went into our review not so much trying to decide whether the A7 was a good camera, as trying to decide which was better: the Sony A7 or the Sony A7R? Predominantly, the…

(read more)

via Imaging Resource News Page http://ift.tt/1hajtmI

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Celebrity photographer David Bailey: The man behind the (Olympus) camera!

 

 

In the Swinging Sixties, David Bailey was the most famous photographer in England. Young and cool, he partied with the Stones and the Beatles and was even known to hang out with gangsters like the notorious Kray Brothers. The main character in the 1966 Academy Award winning movie Blow-Up was in fact modeled after David Bailey.

Others photographed Bailey as much as he photographed others. So recognizable was he that Olympus hired him to appear in a series of humorous ads for their film cameras. The conceit behind these short…

(read more)

via Imaging Resource News Page http://ift.tt/1eIraG0

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Dropbox photo-train keeps rolling along, acquires Loom photo storage and syncing service

 

 

Dropbox has been keeping busy lately, especially on the photography front. Just last week, they announced Carousel, a photo-sharing app for iOS and Android, which ties to the company's bread-and-butter service—a place for your stuff on the cloud.

But they aren’t wasting any time working on improvements. Yesterday, Dropbox announced that they purchased Loom, a photo storage and syncing service that helps to organize image libraries across multiple devices. It seems like a typical acqui-hire—Dropbox is removing a competing service…

(read more)

via Imaging Resource News Page http://ift.tt/1eHKB1U

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment