Archive for February 2015

Ricoh Releases Weather-Resistant Pentax K-S2 DSLR

Posted by on Tuesday February 10, 2015 | Camera, Photo Gear

Ricoh will ship the new Pentax K-S2 DSLR to stores in March. Hailing it as the world’s smallest dust proof and weather-resistant DSLR body, the K-S2 boasts 100 seals to protect its innards from inclement weather. The K-S2 uses a 20-megapixel CMOS sensor with an anti-aliasing filter simulator which lets users adjust the degree to which... More

Nikon D810A Captures the Heavens in a New Light

Posted by on Tuesday February 10, 2015 | Camera, Photo Gear

Nikon will release a special version of its D810 DSLR, the D810A, that has been modified for astro-photography applications. The D810A incorporates a modified infrared cut filter that lets the camera capture the red hydrogen alpha gas emissions from stars and nebulae. According to Nikon, the camera is four times as sensitive to light on... More

PDN Video Pick: Office Scene (“Today, I’m going to let them touch me”)

Posted by on Monday February 9, 2015 | Fine Art, PDN Video Picks, Video

Photographer Endia Beal’s video “Office Scene” demonstrates how it is possible to make strong, compelling video with almost nothing, if you’re smart about it. The video is a foray into the discomfort zone of inter-office race and personal relations. Beal, who is African American, heard rumors around a corporate office she worked in that several... More

Brad Vest Named Newspaper Photographer of the Year at 2015 POYi Competition

Posted by on Friday February 6, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Brad Vest of The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tennessee has won Newspaper Photographer of the Year honors at the 72nd annual Pictures of the Year International competition. Vest’s portfolio stood out for its journalistic and esthetic quality, POYi organizers said in a statement released on Friday evening. Runners-up for the award were Michael Robinson Chavez... More

The Samsung NX500 Brings NX1 Guts to Smaller Body

Posted by on Thursday February 5, 2015 | Camera, Photo Gear

Samsung has taken some of the core functionality of its flagship NX1 mirrorless camera and squeezed it into a more compact body in the new NX500. Like the NX1, the NX500 uses an APS-C-sized 28-megapixel backside illuminated CMOS image sensor with a native ISO range of 100 to 25,600 (expandable to 51,200). It records 4K... More