Monthly Archives: March 2014

1,000 Photoshop layers went into this Adobe ad

  Photo: Josh Rossi It’s fitting that Adobe would commission an image that pushes Photoshop to a surreal extreme, stacking layer upon tweaked layer, with a depth of field, richness of color, and level of detail that makes it look … Continue reading

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Latest Nikon Hacker firmware patch brings 64 Mbps Full-HD video to Nikon DSLRs

    Canon users have long enjoyed improved stills and video capabilities in their cameras thanks to the hacked firmware versions provided by Magic Lantern, and were therefore envied by many a Nikon shooter. But now it's time to rejoice … Continue reading

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Engineer sells “killer” 3D-printed follow-focus gears through eBay

  Photo: Seamless / Sean McCurry Apparently it’s quite difficult to find a decent, affordable follow-focus ring to transform your typical still photography lens into a more cinema-friendly one. Most of the rings out there have some annoying flaw: too … Continue reading

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Nerd alert: LensRentals.com gets custom-made lens calibration rig, geeks out hard in blog post

  Photo: LensRentals.com Get your MTF charts ready: Roger Cicala and the team at LensRentals.com just got a new lens calibration tool, and documented the setup for all to see. Cicala writes that for the past year and half, he’s … Continue reading

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Camera Deals of the Day: Canon SL1 $499; Nikon D800 $2,797; Nikon D5200 $647; Panasonic GX7 $749 and more!

    It's the start of a new week, so let's get things going properly with a new selection of camera deals! Up today are a variety of savings for Canon, Nikon, Panasonic and Ricoh cameras, from DSLRs to mirrorless … Continue reading

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Rugged Olympus TG-3 puts the focus on macro shooting

    Are you a fan of macro photos, but struggle with the shallow depth of field that can make your macro subjects disappear into a blur of bokeh? Olympus aims to fix this problem with its brand-new Stylus Tough … Continue reading

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Ready, steady, go: Olympus SH-1 says goodbye to camera shake

    If you're a fan of Olympus' retro-styled PEN-series mirrorless cameras, but favor travel zoom cameras for their compact dimensions while providing generous telephoto reach, Olympus has good news. The Olympus SH-1 digital camera sports PEN-like styling, complete with … Continue reading

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