Parallax View: Apple patent hints at 3D effect in photos


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Patent spotting site Patentlyaple has discovered an Apple patent application titled “Parallax Depth Rendering” which describes a methodology for rendering images and video that, when viewed on a standard 2D display, give the impression of showing a 3D view. Click through for more details

Nikon delays AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens until October


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In a press release on its Japanese website, Nikon has announced that its new AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8E ED VR lens – announced earlier this month – is being delayed from its original shipping date of 27th August to October. No specific reason for the delay has been given, only that it is necessary to ‘satisfy the customer’. Click through for more information

Huawei’s Honor 7i comes with 13MP flip-out camera


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Huawei has launched a new smartphone – the Honor 7i. In many ways the Honor 7i is very similar to its sister model the Honor 7. However, one major differentiator between the two models is the camera. On the 7i the Honor 7’s conventional 20MP module has been replaced with a 13MP camera unit with dual-LED flash that, thanks to a flip-out mechanism, can be used as both front and rear camera. Click through to read more at connect.dpreview.com

Sony Alpha 7R II can match or beat DSLR low light AF performance


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When the Sony Alpha 7R II was announced, it promised a lot of game-changing features, but its low light AF capability was an unknown. We’ve already seen some of the incredible continuous AF abilities of the a7R II, including pinpoint eye AF for even moving subjects, but a lot of pros may be wondering: ‘if I ditch my DSLR for some of the advanced AF features the a7R II offers, will I be sacrificing low-light AF performance?’ Find out in our video

MIT proposes new approach to HDR with ‘Modulo’ camera


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Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have come up with a theory for a new way to solve the issue of bright skies burning out in a landscape photograph. Using what they call Unbounded High Dynamic Range photography they are working on the idea of pixels that reset themselves once they have reached their capacity for recording light so that they can carry on recording – and resetting if necessary. Click through for more details

Loki camera rig transforms into four ultra-portable forms


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UK company Scratch Ideas is seeking £25,000 in funding on crowdsourcing site Kickstarter for a new camera mount it’s calling ‘Loki’. Loki can be transformed into a dolly, underslung rig, shoulder rig, and cage, and folds up into a portable rectangular brick about the size of a battery grip for transportation and storage. Click through for more details

Leica M9 falls from balcony onto granite, granite comes off worse


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Leica has a reputation for making pretty rugged cameras, going back more than 100 years. But nobody would expect a rangefinder to survive a fall from a balcony, onto granite tiles. However, if a recent post on Chinese social network Sina Weibo is to be believed, that’s exactly what happened to a Leica M9 recently, and somehow it survived the experience. Click through to read more

iFixit tears down Sony’s new a7R II to find its secrets


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Earlier this week we took you ‘under the hood’ of the Sony a7R II, metaphorically. Now, thanks to our friends at iFixit, it’s possible to take a literal look inside the a7R II. Ifixit took delivery of a production sample a7R II at around the same time as we did, but while we were out testing its AF system and checking to see how its sensor measures up, the hard-working crew at iFixit were busy taking it to pieces. Click through to see what they found  

Gitzo updates Traveler range with stronger legs and new locks


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Premium tripod manufacturer Gitzo has released updates to its well-known Traveler range of carbon fiber tripods. The company has introduced its Carbon eXact carbon fiber tubing to the range, which it claims makes the legs stronger. Read more

Modular, open-source Focal Camera lets you design your own SLR


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Focal Camera is an open source project designed to teach participants about the inner workings of a camera. With access to a laser cutter, a supply of 3mm plywood and the directions provided, you can be well on your way to creating a camera of your own. Read more

Canon sweeps DSLR categories as EISA announces awards for cameras and lenses


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Canon has taken the main DSLR awards for the best products of the year as voted by the prestigious European Imaging and Sound Association. The EOS 7D Mark ll won ‘European Prosumer DSLR Camera’ while the EOS 5DS/5DS R won the award for ‘European Professional DSLR Camera’. Read more

Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II


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There’s a lot of new technology in the Sony a7R II, and here we were briefed on some of the salient features by Sony engineers during a recent Sony Digital Imaging event in Portland, OR. Join our Technical Editor Rishi Sanyal as he explains some of the capabilities of this camera, and why they matter to photographers. Click through to read more

Readers’ Showcase: Greg Krycinski


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When he learned that he had a hearing condition that would make continuing his work in music production difficult, Greg Krycinski picked up photography. His stark black-white-landscapes and street scenes resonate in their simplicity. See a sample of his work here and find out more about him in our Q&A. Read more

Royal Family expresses concerns over alarming measures used by paparazzi seeking photos of Prince George


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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have expressed concerns with some of the recent tactics used by paparazzi trying to photograph their two-year-old son. The letter details some of the methods photographers have used to try and get their shots, including hiding in sand dunes and using other children to lure Prince George into view at playgrounds. Read more

This is what it’s like to be dumped with fire retardant


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DPReview’s home state of Washington has been hot and dry of late – severely so. As wild fires rage in the east of the state, local authorities are fighting to contain the flames and prevent property damage. KOMO News videographer Eric Jensen was in the town of Chelan today covering the evacuation, and captured some incredible footage of fire retardant being deployed from a low-flying aircraft. Click through to take a look

Pixbuf photography analytics tool launches as public beta


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Pixbuf, a free social media management service for photographers, has launched a new analytics tool. With Pixbuf, photographers can upload images and then share them directly with several supported social networks, including 500px, Twitter, and Flickr. Pixbuf will then track analytics data related to the images. Read more

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 comes with new image signal processor


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Qualcomm has announced the latest generation of its top-end chip, the Snapdragon 820, which is expected to start appearing in devices in the first half of 2016. It comes with the brand new Spectra camera ISP (Image Signal Processor), which it claims will make a number of improvements in image quality. Read more