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National Geographic Lists Its Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

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National Geographic is, without a doubt, one of the foremost authorities in the world of photography. So when they rank their top 10 cameras for travelers, the entire photo industry perks up its ears and pays special attention to see what they have to say. Read more…

GoPro to Launch a Cheaper, Low-End Action Camera Simply Called the HERO. Here It Is.

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Earlier this week we published the world’s first full leak of the upcoming GoPro HERO4 cameras. Here’s a second major reveal that we’re sharing exclusively with our readers: GoPro will be unveiling a cheaper, entry-level action camera simply called the HERO.
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M-Magazine: A New Publication that Only Features Photos Taken with Leica M-Series Cameras

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It’s been sixty years since the launch of the Leica M3, Leica’s first M-series rangefinder camera. Since then, an unimaginable number of images have been taken with the M-series lineup, many of which are among the most iconic in history.

To honor the impact this camera has had (and will continue to have) on the world of photography, Leica has launched a new magazine that’s available in both digital and print formats. It’s called M-Magazine and, as the name suggests, the entirety of its artwork features images captured with Leica M-Series cameras.
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US Forest Service Clears Up Controversial Rules for Photographers, Delays Final Decision

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Public outrage at the US Forest Service’s proposed commercial photography and videography permit rules has forced the agency to pull back and reconsider. As of yesterday evening, the USFS issued a statement clarifying its intentions and delaying a final decision until December 3rd to allow an additional month of public comment. Read more…

Authenpic Wants to Turn Your Smartphone into a Disposable Camera… Sort Of

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Remember the days of the 24 exposure disposable cameras? When you went on vacation or out with your friends, you could pop one of these cameras in your bag or pocket and walk out the door. You snapped one photo at a time, that’s all there was to it: no filters, no #trendy #hashtags, just single snapshots that you couldn’t see until you turned in the camera and had it developed.

For those of you who want to relive those days of disposable glory, there’s a Kickstarter campaign that’s right up your alley. Read more…

Epson Announces Two New Multi-Format Film Scanners

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Film is making something of a comeback. Sure, certain film stocks are still disappearing and being discontinued, but other companies are coming back from the dead, new companies are releasing new and exciting film, and now, Epson just decided to update two 8-year-old multi-format film scanners by releasing two new models. Read more…

Six Production Companies Get an Official OK from the FAA to Use Drones

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Government agencies aren’t exactly known for speed or efficiency. Hank Green once said that, “if Congress was on fire they couldn’t pass the ‘pour water on Congress’ bill,” and most people would probably agree with him.

Fortunately, the FAA is defying the stereotype somewhat by taking concrete steps towards allowing properly regulated commercial drone photography and cinematography, the first of which was giving six production companies an official stamp of approval. Read more…

GoPro HERO4 Revealed! 4K Video at 30FPS and the First Built-In Touch Display

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The rumor mill is abuzz with speculation, but we have the first full scoop on the GoPro HERO4.

As many have reported, the two big features that are appearing are 4K video recording at 30FPS and a built-in touch display.
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Canon Unveils Limited Edition ‘Linda’ Bag for Female 100D Photographers

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Canon’s 100D (aka SL1) is the world’s smallest and lightest DSLR, and one that’s marketed heavily towards women. In what is perhaps another bid to appeal to the female demographic, Canon UK is launching a limited edition camera bag that’s designed specifically for the Canon 100D White.
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Yongnuo Expanding into Lenses, Shows Off a Canon 50mm f/1.4 Clone

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Yongnuo is a Chinese company that’s known for making cheaper third-party alternatives to pricier camera gear. While they’ve focused on lighting equipment and various accessories up to this point, the company is now branching into a bigger and better market: lenses.

The first product announced is the Yongnuo 50mm f/1.4 (shown above). If you mistook it for the Canon 50mm f/1.4, you’re not alone.
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