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eBay Watch: We Want All 21 Of These Rare Rolleiflex Prototype Cameras

Published on March 25, 2015 by in News
Rolleiflex Camera Auction Prototypes

For a little under $200k, you can own a big hunk of Rolleflex history

As you may know, things aren't going great for Rolleiflex at the moment. But, they still have a whole heritage of totally awesome cameras alive and well on the secondary market. This collection of 21 different prototype cameras is currently on ebay for roughly $180,000 and we want to go shooting with all of them.
 
 
There isn't a ton of information provided on the actual auction site, which is being put on by Leica Store Lisse, but there are nice photos of each model. There are several 6000-series cameras, as well as a sweet-looking SLX, and even a clear model (above) that I believe was used by the Rolleiflex sales reps to show the internal workings of the camera (a clear body isn't very good for film). 
 
 
Obviously, with that kind of insane price tag, the whole thing is meant for a serious collector, but I can't help but think about how sweet it would be to go out shooting with that awesome grey 6003. Ultimately, the auction doesn't seem like it's probably worth the high asking cost since Rolleiflex doesn't quite have the rabid collecting fanbase like Leica does. But, I've been surprised by rare camera auctions before.
 
Which one is your favorite?
Rolleiflex Camera Auction Prototypes
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eBay Watch: We Want All 21 Of These Rare Rolleiflex Prototype Cameras

Published on March 25, 2015 by in News
Rolleiflex Camera Auction Prototypes

For a little under $200k, you can own a big hunk of Rolleflex history

As you may know, things aren't going great for Rolleiflex at the moment. But, they still have a whole heritage of totally awesome cameras alive and well on the secondary market. This collection of 21 different prototype cameras is currently on ebay for roughly $180,000 and we want to go shooting with all of them.
 
 
There isn't a ton of information provided on the actual auction site, which is being put on by Leica Store Lisse, but there are nice photos of each model. There are several 6000-series cameras, as well as a sweet-looking SLX, and even a clear model (above) that I believe was used by the Rolleiflex sales reps to show the internal workings of the camera (a clear body isn't very good for film). 
 
 
Obviously, with that kind of insane price tag, the whole thing is meant for a serious collector, but I can't help but think about how sweet it would be to go out shooting with that awesome grey 6003. Ultimately, the auction doesn't seem like it's probably worth the high asking cost since Rolleiflex doesn't quite have the rabid collecting fanbase like Leica does. But, I've been surprised by rare camera auctions before.
 
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Rolleiflex Camera Auction Prototypes
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Rolleiflex Camera Auction Prototypes

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Capture One Pro 8.2 Brings Seriously Upgraded Color Grading Tools For Raw Photos

Published on March 25, 2015 by in News
Capture One Pro 8.2 Software

New camera profiles and upgraded color correction tools make their way to Capture One Pro

When it comes to Raw photo editors, Capture One Pro is certainly up there with the best of them, and the new version brings with it some serious upgrades in terms of color correction.
 
Version 8.2 is currently available to download as a free update to users who already own Capture One Pro 8. it adds a selection of new compatible cameras and lens profiles, but the big update is the Three-Way Color Balance Tool.
 
The new tool lets you adjust color balance globally, but also makes it easier to make tweaks that are specific to shadows, mid tones, and highlights. According to Phase One, the software does a better job of tweaking color while preserving brightness values. You can also customize the appearance and performance of the tool, so if you have a particular preference, you can use it regularly.
 
I'm looking forward to giving the new tool an in-depth try in the next week or so. Anyone given it a test drive yet?
 
Here's the list of new supported cameras and lenses:
 

Nikon D5500 (both file and tethered support)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II  

Samsung NX1

Fujifilm X-A2



Added Lens Support

Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED

Zeiss Distagon T* 3.5/18mm ZF.2

Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/21mm ZF.2

Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15mm ZF.2

Zeiss Distagon T* 2/28mm ZF.2

Zeiss Distagon T* 3.5/18mm ZF.2

Zeiss Distagon T* 3.5/18mm ZF.2

Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/25mm ZF.2

Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25mm ZF.2

Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/25mm ZF.2

Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM

 

Capture One Pro 8.2 Software
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Capture One Pro 8.2 Software

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Capture One Pro 8.2 Brings Seriously Upgraded Color Grading Tools For Raw Photos

Published on March 25, 2015 by in News
Capture One Pro 8.2 Software

New camera profiles and upgraded color correction tools make their way to Capture One Pro

When it comes to Raw photo editors, Capture One Pro is certainly up there with the best of them, and the new version brings with it some serious upgrades in terms of color correction.
 
Version 8.2 is currently available to download as a free update to users who already own Capture One Pro 8. it adds a selection of new compatible cameras and lens profiles, but the big update is the Three-Way Color Balance Tool.
 
The new tool lets you adjust color balance globally, but also makes it easier to make tweaks that are specific to shadows, mid tones, and highlights. According to Phase One, the software does a better job of tweaking color while preserving brightness values. You can also customize the appearance and performance of the tool, so if you have a particular preference, you can use it regularly.
 
I'm looking forward to giving the new tool an in-depth try in the next week or so. Anyone given it a test drive yet?
 
Here's the list of new supported cameras and lenses:
 

Nikon D5500 (both file and tethered support)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II  

Samsung NX1

Fujifilm X-A2



Added Lens Support

Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED

Zeiss Distagon T* 3.5/18mm ZF.2

Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/21mm ZF.2

Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15mm ZF.2

Zeiss Distagon T* 2/28mm ZF.2

Zeiss Distagon T* 3.5/18mm ZF.2

Zeiss Distagon T* 3.5/18mm ZF.2

Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/25mm ZF.2

Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25mm ZF.2

Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/25mm ZF.2

Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM

 

Capture One Pro 8.2 Software
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Capture One Pro 8.2 Software

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Retro, refined: Fujifilm X100T reviewed

Published on March 25, 2015 by in News

The Fujifilm X100T offers seemingly small improvements on its predecessors, the cult classic X100 and X100S. Its 16MP X-Trans CMOS II sensor and fixed 35mm equiv. f/2 lens are now accompanied by an all electronic shutter mode with increased 1/32000sec maximum speed, redesigned hybrid viewfinder and an upgraded 1.04m dot rear LCD. Find out how much of an impact these incremental updates make. Read review

 
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This Is How You Shoot an Insane Mountain Bike Photo In Front of a Solar Eclipse

Published on March 24, 2015 by in News

Danny MacAskill is awesome and so is this photo

Photography and mountain bikes are two things I'm supremely nerdy about, so when I saw photographer Rutger Pauw's shot of Danny MacAskill sending a gnarly drop in front of a massive solar eclipse, I was captivated. 
 
The shot is one of those classic photos that people around the internet love to claim as a "fake," but this behind the scenes video shows the in-depth process that goes into planning something like this. They needed to find a spot where the photographer could use a massive 800mm lens in order to flatten out the scene and make the eclipse look big in the frame.
 
Because the sun was so bright in the frame, they needed to shoot a flash at MacAskill as he hit the drop, which meant firing a strobe that was almost 300 meters away. The whole thing is so planning intensive that I'm really glad the resulting image came out so wonderfully. 
 
I also love the part of the video where the photographer makes this face: 

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Instagram #Cliche Photo Contest: Food

Published on March 24, 2015 by in News
Instagram Cliche Photo Contest: Food

Embrace the cliche, but do it with style and you can win a brand new, $250 MeFOTO tripod setup

Right now, Instagram is one of the biggest photo sharing platforms in the world. It's also one of the most controversial with photographers. Some shooters love it for its ability to share a steady stream of work with a wide variety of people. Others hate it for the large volume of, well, awful photography that propagates across the service. For the most part, though, we think Instagram is great, which is why we're throwing our first Instagram photo contest.
 
Since bringing up Instagram always compels people to make tired jokes about the various cliches that are prevalent on the service, we figured we'd lean into it. 
 
Our first Instagram contest topic is: Food.
 
That's right, while all sorts of hacky "comedians" are telling you to stop posting pictures of your lunch, we're actually going to reward you for it. But, we're not looking for a crummy snapshot of your squashed breakfast sandwich. We want to see well-crafted photographs, just like you'd submit to one of our more formal contests.
 
To be clear, we don't want you to take the most cliche photo you can, but rather bring a fresh look to a cliche topic.
 
To Enter:
All you have to do is follow us on Instagram and post a photo with the tag #InstaClicheFood and our username @PopPhotoMag. We'll keep tabs on the submissions and pick a winner. The deadline is April 7th, 2015
 
Prize:
The winner will get a MeFOTO RoadTrip tripod with a SideKick360 Plus Smartphone Adapter, a total prize worth $250. 
 
 
 
Instagram Cliche Photo Contest: Food
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Instagram Cliche Photo Contest: Food OFFICIAL RULES

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