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Brikk to Release 24K Gold Nikon Df and Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens… Because… Opulence

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If you thought the Nikon Df was too expensive as is, you might want to skip this one. Announced a few hours ago via Facebook, it seems the company Brikk is planning to release the 24K gold version you see above. Read more…

Confirmed: Ricoh Working on Full-Frame Pentax DSLR, Debuted Two FF Lenses at Photokina

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Details on the matter are scarce, but Ricoh’s European Product Manager Laurence Bouly has officially confirmed in an interview that Pentax is hard at work developing a full-frame DSLR, even going so far as to pull the curtains off two FF lenses at Photokina.

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Peak Design Strap Failures Causing Dropped Cameras for Some Photographers

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When you’re in the business of keeping photographers’ cameras secure and safe, having your product fail can lead to disastrous results. This past weekend, San Francisco photo gear company Peak Design sent out an email to some customers warning them about a newly-discovered issue with their straps.

Apparently a small percentage of straps have a component that can disengage without the photographer wanting it to, potentially leading to dropped cameras.
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JIBO: The World’s First Family Robot That Can Double as Your Private Photographer

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Cynthia Breazeal envisions a world in which every family has its own personal robot helping out at home — one that can help out around the house, and even help take photographs when needed. To turn this idea into a reality, the MIT robotics professor has created a robot called JIBO.

The robot has already become a top 5 most funded campaign on Indiegogo after raising over $2.2 million from over 5,500 supporters.
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Exposure Now Lets You Search for and Embed People’s Photo Stories

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Photo narrative platform Exposure announced two very useful features today: search and embeds. And while the former has been expected — dare we say anticipated — the latter of the two is quite a surprise. Read more…

Phase One’s Capture One Pro 8 Update Takes Aim at Ex-Aperture Users, Adds Subscription Model

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Phase One is making the most of Photokina by announcing a complete overhaul to its popular Capture One Pro software. Now on version 8.0, the updated program not only improves upon its former self, but also looks to squeeze in more of the market share by enticing ex-Aperture users who are looking for simple migration to a semi-familiar interface. Read more…

Canadian Newlyweds Nearly Hit by Train During Bridge Photo Shoot on the Tracks

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One day the stories of photographers being hit or nearly hit by trains while taking photos on the tracks will become so prevalent that people just stop doing it altogether, but today is not that day. Just this last weekend another unidentified photographer and the newlyweds he or she was photographing had an uncomfortably close call. Read more…

PSA: Dropbox Can’t Automatically Backup Your Photos in iOS 8 Yet

Update: Dropbox has contacted us to let us know that the issue has been fixed!


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Dropbox users waiting anxiously for iOS 8 to drop so they can take advantage of all the cool new features like manual controls and a more robust photo experience take note: your automatic backup will be temporarily shut off once you update to the new OS and download the newest version of the Dropbox app. Read more…

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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Relonch Case Slaps an APS-C Sensor and f/2.0 Lens Onto Your iPhone

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The Panasonic CM1 smartphone with its 1-inch sensor and super-fast Leica lens might not be available outside of a few European countries any time soon, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t have a supercharged smartphone camera.

Enter Relonch: an iPhone case that adds a much larger APS-C sensor and fast f/2.0 lens to any iPhone 5 or 6. Read more…