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Leica Users Seeing a Widespread ‘Sensor Corrosion’ Issue, Company Offers Free Replacements

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Leica is acknowledging that there is a “sensor corrosion” issue that potentially affects photographers who use its M-series digital rangefinders. The problem shows up as white spots in photographs that cannot be removed by a traditional cleaning of the sensor.
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Peter Lik Print Sells for $6.5 Million, Shattering Record for Most Expensive Photo

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Australian landscape photographer Peter Lik has taken the crown for most expensive photo ever sold. “Phantom,” the picture shown above, was sold to a private collector for a staggering $6.5 million. The record was previously held by Andreas Gursky’s “Rhein II”, which sold for $4.3 million back in 2011.
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Fujifilm Will Reportedly Launch Professional Services in the US Next Year

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If you’re a professional photographer using Fujifilm camera equipment and have been envious of Canon and Nikon’s professional service departments, take heart: you may soon have top tier support and services starting next year.
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RoboStage: Do Remote Photo Shoots in Your Browser with Real Models, Gear and Studios

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Here’s a new idea that’s quite a bit off the beaten path: RoboStage is a new online studio that lets photographers conduct a photo shoot through their browser. We’re not talking about some kind of faked virtual environment, but an actual photo shoot done in an actual location, controlled through your browser.
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ShareGrid Allows Photographers to Safely Rent Gear To and From One Another

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“AirBnB for cameras.” That’s how ShareGrid describes itself. The young startup company is trying to do for camera rentals what AirBnB did for vacation rentals, and if the idea catches on, camera gear rental companies may have some stiff competition to deal with in the years ahead.
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Fine Art Photo Too Pricey on Amazon? You Can Now Name Your Own Price

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Back in August 2013, Amazon unveiled a new fine art marketplace featuring tens of thousands of artworks — including thousands of photos — from various dealers and art galleries. If the prices in the shop are too rich for your blood, get this: you can now name your own price for some of the works.
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Crowdsourced Wedding Photography is Big Business: WedPics Raises $4.25M in Funding

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Having your wedding guests take pictures for you with their smartphones isn’t just convenient for couples on their big day — it turns out it can become a big business as well. WedPics, one of the leaders in this emerging niche, is growing like a weed and has secured new funding to the tune of $4.25 million.
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You Can Now Buy Fuji X-Series Cameras in US Best Buy Stores

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Up till now, picking up a Fuji X-Series camera — in the literal sense — usually meant making your way to the local camera store… assuming it’s still in business. But apparently that is no longer the case. As long as there’s a Best Buy nearby, you can now pick up an X-Series cam in-store. Read more…

Researchers Develop 2D Camera Capable of Shooting 100 Billion Frames Per Second

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Biomedical researchers at the University of Washington have created what they claim to be the world’s fastest 2D ‘receive-only’ camera. Just how fast exactly? Up to 100 billion frames per second with the help of a technological process called Compressed Ultrafast Photography.

This allows the scientists to SEE laser light moving… actually watch it move… think about that for a second (or 100 billion frames).

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external The Golden Age (an Analysis of Sony’s Sensor Markets) —The Online Photographer

Sony expects half the volume of ILC cameras in the market in FY 2017.

That means fewer cameras and fewer redundant product iterations, but perhaps less choice too. On the other hand it might mean more narrow niches in the market will be served. Camera company makers are going to move to where the largest margin is.

 
Dec 03, 2014 · Permalink · Comment