Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

May
29
2015

Digital Juice Launches Lifetime Membership

Our friends over at Digital Juice would like to tell you about their new plans and content (we’ve sent a couple of emails to our daily subscribers but also wanted our non-subscribers to have a chance to see this offer). [adrotate group="6"] With their new…
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May
29
2015

Hear It Straight from Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1958

It never occurred to me that we could actually hear legendary photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson speak. The very concept smacks of synesthesia. It isn't, of course. No matter. There is something deeply inspiring about hearing the actual man, recorded on vinyl during an interview back in ’58, sharing his…
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May
27
2015

Sony Owns a Whopping 40.2% of the Global Image Sensor Market

And shows a 40% year-over-year increase in image sensor sales, likely driven by Sony’s deal with Apple to supply the sensor in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.[adrotate group="6"] If you don’t already know it, Sony not only powers its own cameras and Apple’s…
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May
26
2015

Under the Covers of Apple’s iOS 8 Time-Lapse

In this installment of our new series “Rise of the Planet of the Apps” we go under the covers of Apple’s iOS 8 time-lapse feature to learn why it’s so darned good.[adrotate group="6"] As the balance between hardware and software in photography and filmmaking continues to…
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May
26
2015

That Didn’t Take Long: Sony A7R II, Maybe A8 Coming with 59MP Sensor?

In this week’s installment of our newly minted series “The King is Dead, Long Live the King,” we bring you accelerating rumors of the imminent arrival of the next Sony A7R which may take the form of an update (Sony A7r II) or addition (Sony A8).…
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May
25
2015

Tales of the Illuminati (not the guys you think): F&V

F&V Lighting is a well-regarded, value lighting and accessories company with a presence in the U.S. and Europe. Unfortunately, they were one of the guys we missed at NAB 2015. Fortunately, there were over 100,000 other attendees there, so we can now update you on…
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May
22
2015

When Kickstarter Projects Go Awry

Do a search for “Kickstarter” on planet5D and you’ll get 14 pages of results -- we like entrepreneurs. But we recently received a letter from a planet5D reader who was upset about a Kickstarter campaign that went south, and he asked us to investigate.[adrotate group="6"]…
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May
21
2015

Frustrated with No V-Log L for Your GH4? Try Matthew Mosher’s M-Log Cinematic Look Instead

If like me you have been more than a little frustrated by seeing all these alluring movies shot using beta versions of V-Log L, the Panasonic GH4 version of Panasonic’s true logarithmic photo style, then you may wish to try out DP Matt Mosher’s M-Log…
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May
20
2015

Panasonic Gives The GH4 a Little Sister with the New Panasonic G7 4K Hybrid for the Rest of Us

Panasonic has announced the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 4K hybrid video plus stills camera. Soon 4K video and 4K stills modes will be affordable for enthusiasts and professionals alike. While the G7 could be considered the GH4’s younger sister in features and price, it offers some…
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May
20
2015

New Kid in Town Samsung NX1 Puts Pressure on Sony a7, Panasonic GH4. Again.

With a Gold Award win from dpreview, the Samsung NX1 [B&H | Amazon] is the best reason yet for accelerated release dates from Sony for an a7s Mark II and from Panasonic for a GH5 You’ve read about the NX1 at planet5D before – or if not,…
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