Canon PowerShot G7X Review

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Canon perceived premium compact users to want a bright powerful zoom lens with relatively large sensor and a viewfinder in the PowerShot G1X Mk II and G16, but Sony proved astutely there was a huge demand for a quality compact that could slip into a pocket. When Canon was busy building old-school destroyers, Sony designed a sleek modern frigate in the form of the RX100 with a 1” sensor. It took Canon two years to respond, but they finally launched a compact with but one purpose – to regain the throne of best compact from Sony.

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Anonymous asked:

I recently purchase the Ricoh GR V and I love it!!! I have read some articles about dust collecting on the sensor? Do you think this is something to work about and would a product such as the AC Maxx Lens Armour filter for the front of the lens help or would it detract from the image quality at all?

Dust can get into the sensor in a variety of crevices in the lens assembly, and the front of the lens is just one of them. Dust that gets in the front of the lens does not come into focus as much as the dust on the sensor, so products such as the AC Maxx Lens Armour filter which protects the front elements won’t really help in that sense, but it serves as good protection against smears and scratches to the front element.

Never put your camera in your pocket because of the dust and lint in there. Put it in a poach before placing it in a clean camera bag, and you should not have that much issues with the dust. Hope this helps!

Leica Camera AG has announced the release of a Special Edition of the Leica T to commemorate the victory of the German team in the World Cup 2014. The Special Edition Leica T will feature an engraving of the World Cup trophy on the polished aluminum chassis, together with a leather case that must be regularly maintained with a can of Brazilian wax that comes with the limited edition set. Only 7 sets will be available worldwide, in reference to the stunning match results against Brazil. The Leica distributor in Brazil has indicated they will not be bringing in the Special Edition Leica T.

Leica Camera AG has announced the release of a Special Edition of the Leica T to commemorate the victory of the German team in the World Cup 2014. The Special Edition Leica T will feature an engraving of the World Cup trophy on the polished aluminum chassis, together with a leather case that must be regularly maintained with a can of Brazilian wax that comes with the limited edition set. Only 7 sets will be available worldwide, in reference to the stunning match results against Brazil. The Leica distributor in Brazil has indicated they will not be bringing in the Special Edition Leica T.

"Own Worlds" © Nelson TanScenes like this are very common in Singapore, where the maids are tasked to take the elderly out for a breath of fresh air. While the elderly gaze at the fast changing world around them, the maids are busy chatting among themselves or checking their phones for messages or Facebook posts.

"Own Worlds" © Nelson Tan
Scenes like this are very common in Singapore, where the maids are tasked to take the elderly out for a breath of fresh air. While the elderly gaze at the fast changing world around them, the maids are busy chatting among themselves or checking their phones for messages or Facebook posts.

Free Avedon app (for Apple iPad)

Richard Avedon is one of the most prominent figures in the history of photography. With a distinctive style of portraiture and fashion photography, Avedon influenced generations of photographers with his trademark white background and portraits that revealed the souls of his sitters. Now you can download the Avedon app for free and inspire yourself with his works on your iPad!

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"Hello!" the image seems to say. I was shooting in the harsh afternoon light when I saw the subject approaching, and I knew the contrast would play well with the stark stripes of the road markings. Her arms swung up the moment just before her shadow stepped out of the fame, and I snapped instinctively before she walked out of my life forever.

"Hello!" the image seems to say. I was shooting in the harsh afternoon light when I saw the subject approaching, and I knew the contrast would play well with the stark stripes of the road markings. Her arms swung up the moment just before her shadow stepped out of the fame, and I snapped instinctively before she walked out of my life forever.

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Review: Leica X Vario slays the nay-sayers

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How should I describe the Leica X Vario? It was as if Leica engineers met at the cafeteria and decided Fuji wasn’t kicking their ass hard enough with the X100/X100s. “Hey, let’s challenge the Fuji XE-1 with a new camera. We will up the ante this time… let’s be double the price of Fuji, AND we will not have interchangeable lens!” Guffaws exploded across the cafeteria as the engineers outlined more specifications to make life living hell for the Leica sales team.

 

And then the engineers invited the Leica marketing folks to join in the fun. The head of marketing exclaimed, “Let’s do a teaser for the camera and call it a ‘Mini M’. Imagine the look on the consumers face when they try to change the lens on the new camera!” The laughter was so loud that the Fuji folks heard it halfway across the globe and wondered what Leica was up to.

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Review: Canon 200-400mm f/4 L IS USM Ext 1.4

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If camera manufacturers were high-school boys, building super telephoto zooms would be their equivalent of a pissing contest to see who can shoot the farthest or most accurately. Sports photographers would arrive at the stadium packing the biggest lens to win bragging rights, acting like Arnold Schwarzeneggerslinging his Gatling gun in Terminator. But Canon’s super telephoto zoom – the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM is getting so long in the tooth, it’s time to say, “hasta la vista, baby”.

 

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Portraits of the Animal Kingdom

For the “Portraits of the Animal Kingdom” series, I wanted to capture photographs of animals with the same techniques that we normally use for people portraiture, such as shallow depth of field, high contrast lighting, foreground blur, side profile poses and painterly background. I hope to capture the essence of the animal kingdom just like we photograph the human soul in a portrait.

Here are some of the animal portraits I captured for this project…

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