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PSA: Dropbox Can’t Automatically Backup Your Photos in iOS 8 Yet

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Dropbox users waiting anxiously for iOS 8 to drop so they can take advantage of all the cool new features like manual controls and a more robust photo experience take note: your automatic backup will be temporarily shut off once you update to the new OS and download the newest version of the Dropbox app. Read more…

external The Hidden Cities Of World War I —NYTimes | Lens

Mr. Gusky said the soldiers who lived and died in these places have a message for us. “They’re almost begging us to ask the questions about modern life that we’ve forgotten how to ask,” he said. “How it affects our humanness. And we see on these walls a struggle to remain human in a world that had become inhuman.”

 
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ProCam 2 is the First App to Show Off Apple’s iOS 8 Manual Camera Controls

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ProCam 2 is out and ready for download today alongside iOS 8, and it has the distinction of being the first camera app to utilize the full manual controls Apple opened up to developers in iOS. And while the interface might be a doozy for some, it packs quite the punch in a little package.

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Tutorial: Medium Format Astrophotography Without a Medium Format Camera

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In this tutorial I’ll show you how I use a standard 50mm prime lens to make medium format sized astrophotos with a regular small format camera. Read more…

external Hasselblad Announces Wi-Fi Enabled H5D-50c Medium Format Camera —Photo Rumors

The new and improved Hasselblad H5D-50c medium format camera announced at Photofina 2014 gives a brand new set of wings for photographers with its Wi-Fi enabled upgrade. Among many new features, users will be able to control the camera and immidiately browse images on their iPhone/iPad on site without having to hole up in their studio after a shoot.

 
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Relonch Case Slaps an APS-C Sensor and f/2.0 Lens Onto Your iPhone

The Panasonic CM1 smartphone with its 1-inch sensor and super-fast Leica lens might not be available outside of a few European countries any time soon, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t have a supercharged smartphone camera.

Enter Relonch: an iPhone case that adds a much larger APS-C sensor and fast f/2.0 lens to any iPhone 5 or 6. Read more…

Comedian Convinces New Yorkers That He’s Brandon Stanton of ‘Humans of New York’

Photographer Brandon Stanton has one of the most popular photo projects going on right now in Humans of New York (HONY). Millions of people follow him through his site and through social media, and his photo book instantly became a #1 New York Times bestseller after it was published.

Comedian Tyler Fischer decided to capitalize on Stanton’s fame for his latest video. Walking around New York City wearing a baseball cap on his head and a DSLR around his neck, Fischer successfully convinced random strangers that he was Stanton shooting for HONY.
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Here’s a Glimpse at How Sony’s New ’4D’ Autofocus Technology Looks and Feels

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At Photokina 2014, Sony is a showing off its new autofocus technology called “4D Focus.” It’s an AF system that blankets the scene with a wide coverage area and can rapidly focus on subjects while predicting their movements over time.
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Want to Record 4K Video Using Your iPhone 5S? This $999 App Will Let You Do Just That

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Say hello to 4K video recording with the iPhone… but first you’ll need a 5S model and a cool $999. That’s how much you’ll need to pay in the App Store to purchase Vizzywig 4K, which touts itself as the world’s first mobile app that lets you capture, edit, and distribute 4K video.
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Photographer Turns His Lens on Cute and Sassy Alley Cats in Japan

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French photographer Alexandre Bonnefoy traveled to Japan in search of “urban wildlife photographs.” He ended up creating a series of photographs showing the stray cats found in the alleyways of various cities.
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