Posts Tagged ‘manual’

Leaked Manual Offers a Closer Glimpse at How Sony’s ‘Lens Cameras’ Will Work

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Earlier this week, we got a close look at how Sony’s upcoming “lens cameras” will look, thanks to a set of leaked press photos, and now we have a better idea of how they’ll work, thanks to some leaked owner’s manual pages.
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Sony RX100 Successor Spotted in Leaked Manual Illustrations

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Rumors emerged earlier this week that Sony is planning to announce a followup to its popular RX100 large sensor compact camera by the end of this month. Those rumors got a huge boost in credibility today after pages from the camera’s Japanese instruction manual were leaked onto the web.
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Samsung NX1100 Photograph and Specs Leaked Through User Manuals

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Samsung’s upcoming NX1100 has been leaked… by the company itself. Samsung Germany published the camera’s full manual this week. While that download page has since been taken offline, an English version of the manual still remains on Samsung USA’s website at the time of this post. The manual reveals that the camera will be a minor refresh of the NX1000, which hit store shelves less than a year ago in April 2012.
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An Exposure Time Calculation Table by Zeiss Ikon from Decades Ago

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Want to estimate proper exposures without a light meter and don’t mind doing some simple arithmetic? Check out this wonderful Exposure Time Tables pocket reference that was published Zeiss Ikon.
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A Hands-On Demo of Fujifilm’s New Split Image Manual Focusing Feature

We were just able to get some hands-on time with the new Fujifilm X100s immediately after the company’s press conference. In addition to blazin’ fast autofocus speed, the company has also introduced a couple of new features that manual-focusing photographers will love.

One is something many photographers are already familiar with (and have been clamoring for): focus peaking. The second hasn’t been received with as much fanfare, but is actually quite fantastic. It’s split image focusing — something rangefinder users will appreciate very much.
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Marketing Fail: A Demo of AF Speed with a Lens Set to MF

In the beginning of last month, Nokia was caught faking sample photos and footage in a promo video for the camera on its new Lumia 920 phone. A couple of weeks later, bogus information about camera sensors was found on the official website for Hasselblad’s new Lunar mirrorless camera. This week, we have a new episode of “camera marketing fail” for you, this time brought to you by Phase One.
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Lytro Launches Worldwide, Adds New Colors and Manual Controls

Lytro’s light field camera began hitting store shelves around the world today, and to celebrate, the company announced a couple of upgrades to the camera: manual new colors and manual controls.
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Become Familiar with Your New Camera by Putting Its Manual in the Bathroom

Reading a camera’s user manual is a great way to become familiar with all of its features and functions, but what if you don’t have the patience to sit down and chew through it? Here’s a strange but useful trick for making sure you read the manual thoroughly: put it in the bathroom. By placing it in a place where you’re desperate for things to read, you’ll slowly work your way through it and understand your camera more without having to take a chunk out of your busy day!

(via Reddit via Lifehacker)


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Nikon’s Curious Policy on User Manuals Has Some Customers Grumbling

Apparently Nikon has decide to save some trees (and shipping weight) by no longer including user manuals in some of its digital cameras. Since most people likely never touch the manuals anyway, it’s not really a problem, but the company’s draconian stance towards downloadable instruction manuals has some customers grumbling.
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Basics of Photography Cheat Sheet

Here’s a beautifully designed cheat sheet by Miguel Yatco that you can use to introduce people to the fundamental concepts in photography. You can also order it as a poster for your wall over on Zazzle.

Manual Photography Cheat Sheet (via Laughing Squid)