Equipment

 

Nikon Issues an Official Service Advisory for the D750 Flare Issue: Check for a Black Dot

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Nikon said earlier this month that it would be offering free repairs for D750 owners affected by the camera’s flare issue, and today the company issued a service advisory that gets the ball rolling.
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One Photographer’s Reflections on Making His Own Instant Photo Press Camera

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One of the most important decisions a photographer can make is picking a camera, and with all the different kinds out there, everyone has options. You can look up reviews, talk shop with colleagues, and take your time in the very subjective process of picking out the best camera for yourself and your needs.

But what about building the best camera for yourself?
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Panasonic GF7: An Entry Level MFT Mirrorless Camera Designed for Selfies

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You can tell that “selfies” are a big trend right now by the fact that more and more camera companies are touting it as a feature for their new models. Less than a week after Fuji launched a “selfie-ready” mirrorless camera, the X-A2, Panasonic is unveiling its own: the GF7.

A followup to the GF6, the GF7 is an entry level Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera that offers “modern selfie shooting features,” something Panasonic calls “one of the world’s most powerful trends.”
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A First Glimpse of the Upcoming Panasonic GF7

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Here’s the first leaked photo of the upcoming Panasonic GF7, the followup to the GF6. As you can see, the company is going after a much more “retro” look with this camera line (as is popular in the industry right now).

The camera is rumored to have a 16-megapixel Four Thirds sensor, an ISO range of 200 to 25600, and a 1.04-million-dot tilting LCD screen that swings open 180 degrees.
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Leica Has Created Two Single Edition M Rangefinders Designed by Elementary School Kids

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Leica has created two unique M-series rangefinders based on designs by elementary school kids. One is a Leica M (type 240) covered with a rainbow pattern, and the other is a Leica M-E with a dragon and swordsman drawn onto the front of the camera.
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Samsung NX500 Design and Specs Revealed Through Leaked Graphic

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Samsung is rumored to have a new NX500 mirrorless camera up its sleeve. We now have a better idea of what the camera will look and be like thanks to a newly leaked graphic.
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SHTTTRRR is a Stupidly Simple DIY Intervalometer for Canon DSLRs

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How cheap and minimalist can you make a DSLR intervalometer? A camera hacker who goes by Glitchmaker recently wanted to find out, and the SHTTTRRR is the result of his experiment. It’s a small low-power device that uses only an on/off switch and a button for setting the interval.
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LensRacks is a Modular Storage System for Camera Gear Hoarders

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LensRacks is to gear hoarders what wine racks are to wine aficionados. It’s a new storage system that helps you keep all your camera lenses and accessories organized in one place and easy to access.
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The First Leaked Photos of the Olympus E-M5II

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The first leaked photos have emerged showing the upcoming Olympus E-M5II. The camera is a followup to the popular Olympus E-M5, a camera announced back in 2012 that shook up the camera world with its retro styling.
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Google’s Project Ara is a Modular Phone That Lets You Swap Cameras In and Out

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Project Ara is an ongoing effort by Google to create a modular smartphone for which you can swap critical components in and out, allowing users to build the perfect phone for their specific needs.

If its modular design takes over the consumer market in the future, we could be seeing a whole new approach to how smartphone cameras work.
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