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Hardware Hacks: The Future of Camera Customization?

First reported at The Phoblographer, Canon Rumors published an article about possible hardware based hacks being just on the horizon for Canon shooters. CR received an email that stated that an unnamed company is gearing up to produce a hacked motherboard for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Modification of cameras is nothing new to many Canon users, some of whom opt to install a modified firmware (like Magic Lantern as perviously covered here). [more]

Bowens, PocketWizard and Sekonic Team Up with Combined Products

In the wake of rumors regarding the health of the PocketWizard parent LPA Designs, the MAC Group distributed company is teaming up with the lighting brand Bowens and light meter company Sekonic to produce cohesive products together, in the hopes this will improve sales on all fronts. This includes a new PocketWizard in the Bowens signature yellow. [more]

Orlando Sentinel Cuts Photo Staff, Shifts to “Videocentric” Approach

Conjuring memories of the now arguably-infamous decision by The Chicago Sun-Times to lay off its entire photography staff, The Orlando Sentinel has informed its staff photographers that, soon, their jobs will no longer exist. As part of a restructuring plan to attract increased readership, the paper is shifting to a more “videocentric” approach. [more]

New Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Test

Images have been posted of the first tests with the soon to be released Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens. Photos Rumors recently posted the following info about a release they found from Xitek. The images look VERY nice and if the price is right, I might be ditching my Canon 50mm 1.4 for this. [more]

The Dalai Lama is now on Instagram

Earlier today the Dali Lama announced via Twitter that he and his staff would be joining Instagram. So far His Holiness has already gained 18,000 followers and has posted 16 images. The Dali Lama certainly isn’t the first religious figure to be on Instagram, Pope Francis has been posting since March, 2013 and has 30,000 followers. Instagram has brought with it a dramatic increase in the number of images we consume, and a revolution in the way we take and share them. [more]

Comodo Introduces New Hand-Held Mechanical Gimbal for Video

Comodo, a new member of the MAC Group and manufacturer of advanced camera stabilization systems, has announced the release of their newest camera stabilization device: Orbit. Utilizing advanced engineering in mechanical gimbal technology combined with application of basic physics, Orbit is the first mechanically driven, twin grip gimbal stabilization device of its kind to be introduced to the HDSLR and small camcorder segment of the filmmaking community. [more]

BlackRapid Works with Nikon to Release Quick-Draw Straps

“Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the Quick-Draw Strap and the Quick-Draw Strap S, two new products developed in cooperation with world-renowned American camera accessory manufacturer, BlackRapid.” That’s right!  Nikon is going to be pushing a new strap into the photography market. This is pretty exciting, minus the fact that I finally just bought my BlackRapid. [more]

iStock Photo Overpaid Photographers, Wants Money Back

According to PetaPixel, some iStock Photo photographers were notified recently that they were paid too much in September and October of 2013. Not surprisingly, Getty wants their money back. Apparently this was discovered in December, 2013 by the iStock Photo accounting department, prompting them to notify a reported 9,000 of the 25,000 contributors, seeking reimbursement.

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First Nikon D4s Vs. D4 High ISO Image Comparison

It hasn’t even been a day since the Nikon D4s was released and we’re already seeing pixel-peeping side-by-side comparisons of it and the D4. First reported on Nikon Rumors, the site ClubSNAP posted a comparison of files from the D4 and its successor at extremely high ISO. Judging by these high ISO images we can expect some really awesome low-light performance out of Nikon’s new flagship model.

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Highly Anticipated Fuji X-T1 Now Available in Limited Quantities

Just under a month since Fujifilm announced the X-T1 in January, the highly anticipated mirrorless body is available in limited quantities for $1,299. B&H has likely fulfilled the pre-orders and has some left for those of you who did not. [more]

Anastasia Taylor-Lind’s Fascinating Portraits of Ukranian Protestors

One does not often associate violent protests and the threat of sniper fire with portrait studios. However, photojournalist Anastasia Taylor-Lind’s recent portraits of protestors and fighters in Kiev, Ukraine make us question this apparent disconnect. Taylor-Lind’s stunning and revealing portraits were taken with a medium-format film camera between outbursts of violence, documenting the men and women fighting for their freedom in Kiev. [more]

Cinetics, Makers of CineSkates, Have a New Time Lapse Motion-Control Device

Cinetics, originally known for their Kickstarter success story CineSkates, has just put a brand new product on Kickstarter yet again, this time aimed at motion control and time lapse. Called Axis360, it is “a compact, motorized tripod head and slider for dynamic video and time lapse photography.” [more]

New Nikon Capture NX-D RAW Processing Software

On top of the new Nikon D4s annoucement, a new announcement came out about Nikon Capture NX-D RAW Processing Software. The software will allow you to maximize the Nikon camera and lens capabilities and create the “ultimate image quality that Nikon intended.” [more]

Unlocking The True Power Of Photography And Its Ability To Radically Change Lives

Does photography have the power to radically change and improve lives? Brooke Shaden, one of the most successful contemporary fine art photographers around today thinks so. Brooke has a single-minded goal to help others through photography – and she’s only got 23 days left to do make her plan a reality. [more]

New Nikon D4s Officially Announced

The Nikon D4s is FINALLY public! After months of rumors and random sightings of the camera, it has finally hit the market and is available for purchase. Everyone knew it was coming it was just a matter of guessing when it would be announced. Even Adobe leaked the D4s in the recent update to Camera Raw. [more]

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