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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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TIME Sends War Photographer to Shoot Zombies in a Video Game

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Conflict photographer Ashley Gilbertson was recently sent into a very different war zone by TIME. Instead of capturing images of human versus human conflict in real life, Gilbertson was told to document the main characters in the video game The Last of Us Remastered.
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Leica Lets Six New Lenses Out of the Bag and Gives Two Others a Silver Paint Job

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After releasing a total of 6 cameras, both digital and analog, at Photokina today, Leica would have been remiss to leave us without a few new pieces of glass. Don’t worry though, they’ve delivered in the form of six all-new lenses and two old lenses that have received a metallic makeover. Read more…

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It seems Ricoh has a new full-frame DSLR in the works for 2015 according to some very exciting posts on the Ricoh France Facebook page.

 
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Leica Unveils Fotopark: A Photo Sharing, Cloud Storage and Printing Service for Photographers

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As much as Photokina is about cameras, lenses and accessories, camera companies are certainly not limited to these things where the trade show is concerned. Leica proved that today with their new online platform, Leica Fotopark. Read more…

Leica Debuts Four More Cameras at Photokina, Charges $300 Extra for Rebranded LX100

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Today has been all Leica at Photokina, and we’re not even done yet. Beyond the new big guns in the S-series, the LCD-less digital rangefinder and the all-mechanical M-A film rangefinder, Leica also improved its compact camera lineup with a number of new additions.

Specifically, they announced the Leica X, Leica X-E, Leica D-LUX and Leica V-LUX. Read more…

external We Are a Camera: Experience and memory in the age of GoPro. —The New Yorker

Once the herd was gone, it was as though it’d never been there at all — Sasquatch, E.T., yeti. Pics or it didn’t happen. Still, one doesn’t often find oneself swept up in a stampede of wild animals. Might as well hope to wingsuit through a triple rainbow. So you’d think that, cameras or not, he’d remember the moment with some fondness. But no. “It was hell,” Chase says now.

When the agony of missing the shot trumps the joy of the experience worth shooting, the adventure athlete (climber, surfer, extreme skier) reveals himself to be something else: a filmmaker, a brand, a vessel for the creation of content.

 
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Rumor: Photo of a Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L Lens Pops Up Online

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A photo of a previously-patented ultra-wide angle zoom lens leaked online earlier today, and it has the Canon faithful all atwitter in the hopes that the leaked image is indeed the real thing and not just some hoax playing on their hopes and dreams. Read more…