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Sigma 300mm & 400mm f/2.8 OS and 500mm & 600mm f/4 OS Prime lenses to be announced in 2014

Sigma 300mm & 400mm f/2.8 OS and 500mm & 600mm f/4 OS Prime lenses to be announced in 2014 | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Sigma is rumored to release some super telephoto prime lenses in the 2014. According to CR, Sigma is working on big prime lenses as below: Simga 300mm
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Sony's DSLR-like Alpha A3000 mirrorless camera ships next month for $399 (hands-on video)

Sony's DSLR-like Alpha A3000 mirrorless camera ships next month for $399 (hands-on video) | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Sony's managed to duplicate mid-range DSLR functionality in its NEX series of mirrorless cameras, but while experienced photographers recognize the value
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Olympus teases: A Revolutionary New Camera is Coming…

Olympus teases: A Revolutionary New Camera is Coming… | HDSLR | Scoop.it

I received this “Revolutionary Teaser” in my mailbox today from Olympus. You can register to be among the first to know the specs as soon as it comes out.

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Reminds me of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II announcement teaser from so long ago

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From Sweden comes, theQ, a social network focused connected camera

From Sweden comes, theQ, a social network focused connected camera | HDSLR | Scoop.it
From the land of Abba and Spotify comes theQ, a lifetyle product startup that has come out with theQ Camera, which is dead simple to use, has built in 3G connectivity and allows you to post directly to your social networks.
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Create a Smaller, Emailable Copy of Your RAW Photo Using Lightroom's Export

Create a Smaller, Emailable Copy of Your RAW Photo Using Lightroom's Export | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Need to send someone some RAW photographs but hate the fact that they weigh tens of megabytes each? You can actually resize the files to smaller sizes quit
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Interviews: Ask the Right Questions

Interviews: Ask the Right Questions | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Providing training, consulting and support for Apple's Final Cut Pro -- articles, templates, subscription services and monthly newsletter.
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Interviewing is hard! I'm learning many of these skills for the planet5D podcast and tho it is audio only, many things still apply!


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How to use a toy model and a forced perspective to create a high-end visual effect (VIDEO)

How to use a toy model and a forced perspective to create a high-end visual effect (VIDEO) | HDSLR | Scoop.it
    If you've just started getting into shooting video with your HD-DSLR or video camera, here's a great clip showing you how to create a low-budget but impressive visual effect.
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Nice trick that everyone should know - could give you a lot of ideas for shooting scenes you never thought you could shoot.

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A Brief Tour of Canon's Massive Showroom of Wonders

A Brief Tour of Canon's Massive Showroom of Wonders | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Canon USA's brand-new Long Island headquarters doesn't just house boardrooms, cubicles, and water coolers.
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Someday I'll get to see Canon HQ

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Retina-Inspired Camera Goes on Sale | MIT Technology Review

IBM’s brainlike computer architecture paves the way for a new kind of artificial vision.
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Watch BBC's 'Master Photographers: Ansel Adams'

Watch BBC's 'Master Photographers: Ansel Adams' | HDSLR | Scoop.it
In 1983, the BBC aired a documentary series called "Master Photographers" interviewing and showcasing some of the most influential photographers of all time - from Alfred Eisenstaedt to Bill Brandt...
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Very interesting interview and portrait of Ansel - good watch if you've never seen him talk about his art.

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Ray Flash ringflash adapter gets new ‘universal’ design | Lighting Rumours

Ray Flash ringflash adapter gets new ‘universal’ design | Lighting Rumours | HDSLR | Scoop.it

Ray Flash, the Czech company behind the eponymous speedlight ringflash adapter, has announced an new version. The Ray Flash “Universal” Ringflash Adapter has a “new and up-dated design” that works with any brand of speedlight. It is also less bulky than the original Ray Flash adapter, which has been discontinued

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Short Film About Smartphone Overuse Is Smart, Poignant, Depressing

Short Film About Smartphone Overuse Is Smart, Poignant, Depressing | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Quintuple threat (actress/comedian/musician/tap dancer/awesome person) Charlene deGuzman stars in I Forgot My Phone -- a short film she wrote about life in these modern, soul-sucking, smartphone-saturated times.
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Good golly this is so true and so sad. People cannot put down their phones! We're all doomed if this keeps up. Can't wait for the cycle to swing back the other way.

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The Panasonic 20 1.7 II Lens on the Olympus E-P5

The Panasonic 20 1.7 II Lens on the Olympus E-P5 | HDSLR | Scoop.it
The Panasonic 20 1.7 II Lens on the Olympus E-P5 Hello to everyone out there in camera land! Today I am talking a little bit about a new version of a legendary lens and one that helped to propel Mi...
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FPT: Using Sun Flare to Enhance Your Images

FPT: Using Sun Flare to Enhance Your Images | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Want to add some interest to your images? Try playing with the sun by including lens flare in your photos. The results can be very intriguing.
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Mini classic Macintosh created with Raspberry Pi, runs System 6 (video)

Mini classic Macintosh created with Raspberry Pi, runs System 6 (video) | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Apple may please fans of diminutive hardware with the Mac Mini, but John Leake of the RetroMacCast has created something that can satisfy fans of
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In the Field with Redrock Micro: Is the Blackmagic Pocket Camera Up to the Task?

In the Field with Redrock Micro: Is the Blackmagic Pocket Camera Up to the Task? | HDSLR | Scoop.it
As the Blackmagic Pocket Camera begins shipping, filmmakers anxiously await real-world feedback and reactions. Although the early BMPC footage gave viewers an idea onhow the camera footage looks, does it meet the expectations? 
We spoke with Captain Hook, who shot and posted the first test footage of the Pocket Camera (see end of article for video), and asked him five questions about his hands-on experience with the camera:

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Introducing New Line of Mega, Long-Zoom KODAK PIXPRO Digital Cameras -- LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Introducing New Line of Mega, Long-Zoom KODAK PIXPRO Digital Cameras -- LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Introducing New Line of Mega, Long-Zoom KODAK PIXPRO Digital Cameras. 2013 Launch of First KODAK PIXPRO Digital Cameras Will Continue Legacy of Preserving Life's Most Important Moments.
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Recording Audio for an Interview: DSLR Video Tips | DSLR Video, Video

Recording Audio for an Interview: DSLR Video Tips | DSLR Video, Video | HDSLR | Scoop.it

This week we’ll set up to shoot an interview, and look at ways to improve audio recording quality on location. It’s easy to focus solely on capturing great visuals while shooting an interview; but audio that’s hard to hear, distorted, or runs together between interviewer and subject can quickly ruin a production–and possibly even require a reshoot. 

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Video: Comparing Canon's USM and STM Lenses Using the 70D's Dual Pixel AF

Video: Comparing Canon's USM and STM Lenses Using the 70D's Dual Pixel AF | HDSLR | Scoop.it
As Canon has begun focusing more adamantly on making its DSLRs capable video capture machines, the company has had to adjust its glass to match. The new Du
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Also have a look at our planet5D report on the Canon EOS 70D http://blog.planet5d.com/wrss

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Goes To Paris The Good and The Bad:

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Goes To Paris The Good and The Bad: | HDSLR | Scoop.it
French mob red-loc.com got a hold of a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and put it through its paces, both good and bad.
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The best FCPX multicam demo I’ve ever seen! Ben Consoli presents at the BOSCPUG - fcp.co

The best FCPX multicam demo I’ve ever seen! Ben Consoli presents at the BOSCPUG - fcp.co | HDSLR | Scoop.it
The best FCPX multicam demo I’ve ever seen! Not our quotation, but the words of Philip Hodgetts who happened to be in the audience at the recent Boston Creative Pro User Group meeting.
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Wow - just watched this and have to agree! Going to change some of the ways I work in FCPX

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Camera alligator snatched from photographer found eight months later

Camera alligator snatched from photographer found eight months later | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Mario Aldecoa was attempting to get a nighttime photo showing the shining eyes of 100 alligators at the Everglades Alligator Farm when suddenly one aggressive [...]
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Well, interesting story - but lesson is to be careful and not get too close! Respect nature!

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Don't Be an HDR Hater — Exploring The Aesthetic Benefits

Don't Be an HDR Hater — Exploring The Aesthetic Benefits | HDSLR | Scoop.it
I'm a big fan of HDR photography (so is Scott).  HDR unlocks shots that we just can't get otherwise (especially with challenging lighting situations).  But many photographers are wary... and justif...
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I can agree with Richard here - as long as it isn't over done (which is what happens with most HDR I see)

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Tether in the shade: new i-Visor laptop case for photographers | Lighting Rumours

Tether in the shade: new i-Visor laptop case for photographers | Lighting Rumours | HDSLR | Scoop.it

The i-Visor LS Pro Mag has a built-in sunshade to allow clear viewing of the computer screen in all lighting conditions — either in the daytime blocking out bright sunlight, or at night shielding the light from the monitor. It also mounts on a tripod, providing a makeshift workstation.

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Canon Launches Four New PowerShot Models for Fall 2013

Canon Launches Four New PowerShot Models for Fall 2013 | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Canon debuts its new line of PowerShot cameras, including the G16 Jack of all Trades, S120 Close Up, SX150 HS zoom champion, and the budget SX170 IS.
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