Perfection for the pixel-addicted: 200-megapixel Hasselblad H5D-200c Multi Shot debuts

 

 

With cameras offering 30, 40 or even 50 megapixels now relatively affordable, you might think that the pixel-addicted — those photographers who need to shoot at extremely high resolution for archival purposes, high-end product photography, and so on — would be satisfied. You'd be wrong, though. For some purposes, it seems, there's simply no such thing as too many pixels, and that's where Hasselblad's Multi-Shot series cameras come into play.

Hasselblad has been making Multi-Shot cameras for years, and the concept behind…

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Pentax 645Z First Shots: Medium-format, maximum image quality—is it time to clean our Still Life scene?

 

 

If image quality is a prime consideration for your own photographic endeavors, we have a new camera in our lab right now that will make your heart flutter: the Pentax 645Z.

The original Pentax 645D, which made its debut in late 2010, has been our de facto standard for high image quality ever since we first tested it. In fact, its test shots of our Still Life target have served us on many occasions when comparing other cameras' image quality. Instead of walking into our lab to peer closely at the test target, we've just pulled up…

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Goodbye to a friend: Uwe Steinmueller – 8/8/14

 

This is a sad and difficult post to write; I just learned yesterday that my friend Uwe Steinmueller passed away from a heart attack, back on the 8th of this month.

I can't even remember the first time I met Uwe, but it was at least 10 years ago, at some camera-company event introducing a new model. I subsequently saw him at many similar events and trade shows over the years, and counted him as a friend, although we saw each other only infrequently.

Uwe was a person I was always glad to see. Regardless of whatever might have been…

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Nikon issues service advisory about “bright spots” in D810 photos

Uh-oh. It appears that Nikon is having trouble with the sensor in one of its cameras again. After the D600 sensor spot issue which brought much heat upon the digital camera manufacturer, Nikon now seems to have issues with the sensor inside the D810 which, reportedly, produces “bright spots” in photos under certain conditions.

According to a recently published service advisory, some users of the D810 reported bright spots appearing in photos taken at long exposure times or at an image area setting of 1.2x (30×20). Nikon admits that the problem exists, and…

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“Recipes” photo series captures ingredients floating in mid-air

Cookbooks usually all follow a similar recipe (pun intended). In the vast majority of cases, they consist of more or less professionally taken images of dishes, along with a list of ingredients and a set of instruction on how to prepare them. Alternative approaches to this classic way of illustrating recipes are rare.

German designer Nora Luther and photographer Pavel Becker decided to approach the topic of preparing meals a littel differently. For their apty titled series “Recipes,” the two chose to display the ingredients of a dish, in the exact quantities…

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Adobe publishes “quick guide” on how to transfer Aperture data to Lightroom

Back in June during its annually World Wide Developer Conference, Apple not only showcased iOS 8 and OS X 10.10, but also later announced that it would be discontinuing iPhoto and Aperture in favor of the new cross-platform Photos app. Unless Photos will be a viable replacement for Aperture, serious photographers as well as professionals may have to switch to an alternative workflow.

Out of all the RAW developers that are out there, Adobe's Lightroom is probably the most widely used. And with the ongoing Photoshop CC + Lightroom bundle deal for…

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Canon refreshes PIXMA all-in-one printer lineup, adds tap-to-print for Android devices

 

 

Want to save some desk space by consolidating several devices into one? You're not alone: all-in-one printers which include scanning and copying capabilities are pretty common these days, and Canon's PIXMA lineup are among the most popular. Further evolving the series, the company has just introduced three new PIXMA-branded wireless photo inkjet all-in-ones with touchscreen displays at pricepoints from US$100 to US$200 

The Canon PIXMA MG5620 (US$100) forms the entry point, with a 1,200 dpi flatbed scanner and 1,200 dpi,…

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