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Canon 7D Mark II vs 5D Mark III Hands-on Review

Published on January 25, 2015 by in News

If you’re looking to buy a more advanced DSLR from Canon, you’d probably consider the EOS 7D Mark II or 5D Mark III. Although they’re different cameras, they both a good set of features for the budding amateur enthusiast photographer or professionals. …

 
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Project from war-torn Ukraine wins Terry O’Neil Award for Italian photographer

Published on January 24, 2015 by in News

The winners of the 2014 Terry O’Neil Award have been announced, with Italian photographer Giorgio Bianchi collecting the first prize with a documentary series covering the crisis in Ukraine. Behind Kiev’s Barricades won Giorgio £3000 …

 
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Video: NHL Players Wearing GoPros Brings Awesome POV Action

Published on January 23, 2015 by in News

Ever wonder what it’s like to have a slapshot headed toward your face?

A few months ago the NHL began using GoPro’s to capture incredible POV shots for game promo, but starting this weekend players will be wearing the action cameras on the ice during the NHL All-Star Skills Competition and Sunday’s All-Star game. 

Although GoPro’s have long been a fixture in individual action sports such as skateboarding, snowboarding and surfing—this deal with the NHL is the first time GoPro is working with a professional sports league, and the POV shots are pretty incredible. 

“I think it would be very interesting for the viewer to get a better understanding of what I see and how I track pucks,” Henrik Lundqvist, goaltender for the New York Rangers says in the video. More like awesome, Henrik. 

Check out the footage from the ice in the video above. 

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Tamron announces SP 15-30mm F/2.8 release date and $1200 price point

Published on January 23, 2015 by in News

Tamron has announced availability and pricing for its much-anticipated 15-30mm F/2.8 stabilized wide angle zoom. Set for availability on January 30th in Canon and Nikon mounts with Sony to follow later, the lens will retail for $1199. Read more

 
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Sports Illustrated lays off last remaining staff photographers

Published on January 23, 2015 by in News

On the eve of the Super Bowl, legendary US-based sports publication ‘Sports Illustrated’ has laid off its remaining six full-time staff photographers. According to Sports Illustrated director of photography Brad Smith, speaking to News Photographer Mag…

 
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Sports Illustrated Lays Off All Staff Photographers

Published on January 23, 2015 by in News

The six remaining photographers lost their jobs yesterday 

Another photo department at a major magazine has blinked out of existence—a story that is all too common in today’s media world. According to NPAA, yesterday the six remaining staff photographers at Sports Illustrated lost their jobs as Time Inc. undergoes major restructuring.

“Unfortunately economic circumstances are such that it has cut the six staff photographers,” Brad Smith, Sports Illustrated’s Director of Photography, told the NPAA. ” Smith said that he hoped the six photographers would continue to contribute to the magazine “under slightly different circumstances.” 

“Our commitment to photography hasn’t changed,” he said. “We’re still going to cover games, we’re going to shoot portraits, we’re going to cover Olympics, we’ll be at the Final Four, we will be at championships, we’ll be there.”

The photographers who lost their jobs yesterday include: Robert Beck, Simon Bruty, Bill Frakes, David E. Klutho, John W. McDonough, and Al Tielemans. 

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Samsung NX1 firmware v1.2 now available

Published on January 23, 2015 by in News

Samsung has released a major firmware update for the NX1. Announced earlier this month, firmware v1.2 bring additional features, increased customization and several menu refinements. DPReview was one of the organizations that p…

 
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The Tamron 15-30mm F/2.8 DI VC Lens Gets Pricing and Availability

Published on January 23, 2015 by in News
Tamron 15-30mm F/2.8 Full-Frame Zoom Lens Photokina 2014

The lens will start shipping at the end of this month and will cost $1,199

We first heard about the new Tamron 15-30mm F/2.8 DI VC lens back at Photokina 2014. We got a chance to check out the feel of it as well as the really impressive protective coating that covers the front element of the lens to avoid fingerprints and other grime accumulation. What we didn’t have, however, was the price. Now, it’s available for pre-order online for $1,199 and will start shipping at the end of January. 

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I think this is pretty much where everyone expected this lens to land, which makes it an interesting alternative to the first party Canon and Nikon options. It’s cheaper than the Canon 16-35mm F/2.8 even though the Tamron adds VC. It’s also a full stop faster than the 16-35mm F/4L IS despite checking in at the same exact price.

On the Nikon side of things, it’s considerably cheaper than the 14-24mm F/2.8 (though, that’s a tough lens to beat in terms of image quality at that focal range), and still a little cheaper and one stop faster than the Nikon 16-35mm F/4 VC. 

We’re really looking forward to seeing how the lens performs in our test lab and we’ll share the results as soon as they’re available.

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