Posts Tagged ‘manual’

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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ZEISS Officially Announces Loxia Line of Lenses for Full-Frame E-Mount Cameras

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After a week packed with photo and info leaks about this mysterious line of lenses, ZEISS officially pulled the cover off of its Loxia line of manual focus lenses for the Sony full-frame E-Mount a7, a7R and a7S cameras. Read more…

Detailed Explanation of the Manual Camera Controls Coming in iOS 8

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One of the biggest photography-related additions to iOS 8 is the opening of Camera APIs to developers. Access to these APIs means third party developers are now given complete access to the camera in your iOS device. Most notably, this includes the addition of full manual control of camera settings, something that hasn’t been discussed in too much detail… until now.

Joshua Ho over at AnandTech has written up a solid piece properly going through the minute details of what it is developers have been given access to and how it may affect photo apps available after iOS 8′s pending debut. Read more…

Apple Opens Up Manual Camera Controls & Cross-App Photo Editing in iOS 8

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While many exciting things were anticipated to come from Apple’s WWDC Keynote today, there were a number of photography-related announcements that went above and beyond what we were hoping for. Apple has really opened the door for developers to go crazy when it comes to creating and improving camera apps. Read more…

Tutorial Shows You How to Convert Manual Still Lenses Into Cine Glass

When it comes to the type of glass used in still photography, versus the glass used in motion picture, there’s quite a dramatic difference in design, quality and price. Quite often, it’s the last of those differences that is the most inhibiting for photogs who want to dabble around in motion picture.

To help ease that transition, Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter has broken down a way in which you can convert still photography lenses into psuedo-cine lenses at minimal cost. Read more…

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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