Archive for September 2013

Sony QX100 Teardown Video

Posted by on Thursday September 26, 2013 | Uncategorized

Wonder what’s inside the Sony QX100 lens camera? Check out this very cool teardown video. The QX100, which features the same sensor and lens as the Sony RX100 II, and the QX10 just started shipping. For more information, you can read our blog post here. Sony promises another video tomorrow with a re-assembled lens. More

In TwitPic Copyright Claim, Daniel Morel Seeks $13.2 Million from AFP, Getty

Posted by on Wednesday September 25, 2013 | Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

Photographer Daniel Morel is seeking as much as $13.2 million from AFP and Getty Images at a trial to determine damages for copyright infringement of his exclusive images of the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, which Morel had posted via Twitter. The trial is scheduled to begin November 12. A federal court determined earlier... More

DxO ViewPoint 2 Software Announced, Enhances Distortion Correction Tools

Posted by on Wednesday September 25, 2013 | Uncategorized

 DxO just updated its ViewPoint perspective and distortion correction software. Version 2 features a new 8-point mode that, using 4 independent lines, allows users to more precisely  correct convergent lines. In conjunction with the new mode, DxO has also added a one-click “natural” option to adjust the intensity of those corrections. ViewPoint 2 also draws... More

Delkin Announces Fast 1050X Cinema CF Card

Posted by on Thursday September 19, 2013 | Uncategorized

This may be the year of the 4K-compatible CompactFlash card, the latest coming from Delkin. The new 1050X UDMA 7 Delkin Cinema card targets videographers, particularly those shooting 4K on DSLRs such as the Canon EOS-1DC and C500. This is Delkin’s fastest card to date, featuring write speeds of up to 120MB/s and read speeds... More

Police Intimidation Watch: New Haven Police Sued for Arresting Photographer, Erasing iPhone Video

Posted by on Thursday September 19, 2013 | Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

A New Haven man jailed for recording New Haven, Connecticut police arresting three people filed a $500,000 lawsuit suit yesterday against the city and several individual officers for violation of his civil rights. Luis Luna, a medical interpreter, was jailed in September, 2010 after he came upon police making the arrests, and began recording the... More

Nikon Waterproof Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera Debuts

Posted by on Thursday September 19, 2013 | Uncategorized

Nikon’s no stranger to underwater cameras, with experience dating back 50 years to the Calypso 35mm camera, which later evolved into the no-longer-available Nikonos underwater cameras. Now the company has released the waterproof Nikon 1 AW1. Essentially, this is a Nikon 1 J3 camera that’s waterproof to 49 feet, shockproof to 6.6 feet and freezeproof... More

Simultaneous Card Downloads With Lexar’s Pro Workflow Solution

Posted by on Tuesday September 17, 2013 | Uncategorized

Lexar’s Professional Workflow Solution may not be the most descriptive name but this device can be a real time-saver when faced with the prospect of downloading images and/or video from a day’s shoot. It’s a modular hub that allows you to mix and match card readers (CompactFlash, SDHC/SDXC, XQD) and simultaneously download  data from up... More

Bruce Weber on David Bailey, Diane Arbus, Lisette Model and Romance

Posted by on Monday September 16, 2013 | Fashion

I recently got the chance to interview legendary photographers David Bailey and Bruce Weber. The two photographers – who are old friends–had spent a day together shooting in Harlem with the new Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone, taking photos that Nokia is showing in an exhibition and in their marketing. The day after the shoot, as... More

Adobe Intros $9.99/Month Creative Cloud Photography Program

Posted by on Monday September 16, 2013 | Uncategorized

Given the backlash from the photography community over Adobe’s Creative Cloud subscription-only pricing model for Photoshop and its Creative Suite products, we weren’t too surprised when Adobe announced its new Photography Program. Adobe is now pricing subscriptions to Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 at $9.99 a month for owners of commercial versions of Photoshop or... More