Sigma dp2 Quattro: We post our first batch of real-world gallery images (including RAW conversions)

 

 

The Sigma dp2 Quattro is a downright interesting camera. Its unique shape has already divided our readership into two camps – a “wow” camp and and a “no thanks” camp. And its JPEG rendering of our test target has caused some jaw-dropping to occur here in our test lab and by readers, both for its exceptional sharpness as well as the inability of the camera's JPEG engine to resolve our target's red fabric swatch even at base ISO.

Yes, we do realize that the majority of dp2 Quattro shooters will primarily be doing the conversions…

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Buy ONA’s new camera strap, help provide the world with clean drinking water

Water is the most precious resource on our planet, and is essential to all its inhabitants. Unfortunately, 1 in 9 people on Earth do not have regular access to clean drinking water. The non-profit organization charity: water has an agenda to change that, and you can help by buying ONA's latest camera strap.

Yes, that's right. Accessory manufacturer ONA has teamed up with the charity organization to help provide clean drinking water to people all over the world. The product in question is the Sahel camera strap, which is hand-made of padded black leather and…

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One new optic, another gets a name: Fuji reveals updated X-mount lens roadmap

 

 

New lens options are on the way if you're a Fuji X-mount shooter, but the order in which they're going to arrive may not be quite what you were expecting if you read last spring's Fuji X-Mount roadmap. The company has just released an updated lens roadmap which adds one model, names and delays another, and defers a third whose name we already knew.

The updated Fujifilm X-Mount lens roadmap also acknowledges the arrival of two lenses since publication of the previous map. The Fuji XF10-24mmF4 R OIS is now on sale, and the…

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Camera Deals of the Day: Olympus E-M1 + 12-40mm f/2.8 Bundle $1,999; Panasonic GH3 $898; Canon T5i $599; Canon T3 Kit $299 and more!

 

 

It's that time again! Time for more low prices, deals and discounts on cameras, lenses and other photography gear! If you're looking to get into the Micro Four Thirds camp, Adorama is running a 3-day special for an extra $100 off some top models from Olympus and Panasonic, including the Olympus “kit” many have have been waiting for: the E-M1 & Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro lens. There are also some great deals on Canon entry-level DSLRs from the T3 to the T5i and some compact camera bargains from Sony and Canon. In the lens department,…

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Rain, dust and grime begone: Hoya’s EVO filter line frees outdoor shooters from constant lens cleaning

 

 

Your interchangeable-lens digital camera might be shockproof, freezeproof, weather-sealed and dustproof, but what use is that if every time you try to take a picture in a challenging environment, there's a layer of dust and grime on your filters or the front of your lens? Not terribly much, reasoned the folks at Hoya, and so they've developed a new line of antistatic filters that aim to prevent dust, stains and even water droplets from reducing your image quality.

The Hoya EVO Antistatic filters are available in three distinct…

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Ricoh announces limited-edition gunmetal-gray Pentax K-3

 

 

Tempted by Ricoh's feature-rich, 24-megapixel Pentax K-3 digital SLR, but want something a little more visually interesting than the typical, plain black camera body? It seems like most cameras aimed at enthusiasts take the staid route, although the limited-edition silver variant of the Pentax K-3 shows that even enthusiast camera makers can let their hair down occasionally.

And now, you have another option: a limited-edition gunmetal variant of the K-3. The just-announced Pentax K-3 Prestige ships this August at a pricetag…

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Sony boosts sensor output to meet strong demand

 

 

It's a good time to be a sensor manufacturer, it seems. While camera sales have been hard-hit by the rise of smartphones, demand for image sensors is stronger than ever. (And that's especially true of stacked, backside-illuminated image sensors, a popular choice in smartphones where the tradeoff between camera module size and image quality makes them particularly useful.)

An announcement today from Sony proves that point rather nicely. The company is once again planning to boost its stacked sensor production capacity, investing…

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