Quicklapse Allows the D800 to Shoot 8K Real Time Video

The D800 has been regarded as an exceptional camera ever since its release in 2012. Some of its strongest selling points were (and continue to be in the D810) its dynamic range, ISO capabilities and superb resolution.

Three years after its release and the discontinued model just got an excellent new feature – 8K real time video!

A new technique called quicklapse creates the super-high resolution video my bypassing Nikon’s limitation of 100 photos in continuous mode and then interpolating the frames in post production to fill the gaps.

Obviously Nikon isn’t responsible for this addition, though. Miguel de Olaso (aka Macgregor), an award-winning director of photography from Los Angeles, and Art Sanchez, an architecture and interior design photographer from Spain, are to thank.

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Sony Announces 4 ‘FE’ full-frame E-mount Lenses, Converters And Software Update

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Joining Sony’s system of over 60 lenses are the ZEISS Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA wide angle lens, an FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS lens, an FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS hi-magnification zoom lens and an FE 28mm F2 wide angle prime lens.

The lenses are all currently listed as “New Arrival” shipping within 7-14 business days at B&H, but that is most likely a mistake as they should be available in April, July, March (in two weeks time, so this one is correct) and May, respectively.

The new α E-mount lenses are accompanied by two sets of ultra-wide and fisheye converters, one for the newly announced 28mm lens and the other for existing APS-C E-mount lenses.

Sony has also released a software update for several FE full-frame E-mount lenses that will shorten start up time.

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Xiaomi’s YiCamera Is Twice As Good And Half The Price Of A GoPro

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Xiaomi, a rising star in the world of mobile phones and consumer electronics, has just announced the YiCamera action cam.

Judging by the specs of this camera GoPro is in trouble, as the company that has been changing people’s perception of Chinese products seems to have not only outdone the Hero action cam, but it did so at half the price.

The 16 megapixel camera will cost $64, but will initially be available only in China.

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Nikon Officially Announced The D7200; 24.2 MP, Up To 7 FPS, Expanded Burst And ISO Range

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There has been a lot of anticipation and a lot of speculation floating around as to when Nikon would announce the D7200 and what kind of upgrades we would see from it’s predecessor, the D7100. Wait no longer, as Nikon just spilled the beans on it’s newest DSLR. The camera is expected to be available in early April with a MSRP is $1,200 USD for the body only or $1,700 USD with the 18-140mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens. Since I know you’re anxious to see what it all has to offer, let’s cut straight to the chase. [Read more…]

This Collection Of 600 Vintage Cameras Is Currently For Sale On eBay

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If you suffer from GAS (gear acquisition syndrome) and would like to sooth the itch for a while, or if you’re simple jealous of your friend’s cameras collection and want to outdo him, this eBay listing is going to make your day.

A collection of roughly 600 cameras, manufactured by Kodaks, Ikontas, Canon, Nikon, Leica, Retina, Voigtlander, Minox, Hit, Polaroid, Revere, Rollei and others, is now for sale on eBay.

The collection represents 100 years of camera history with the oldest camera being from 1880 and the latest is from 1980.

At an average of $60 a piece, these cameras can be yours for $34,900.

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Get Perfect Effects 9 Premium For Free! ($59.95 Value)

Perfect Effects 9 Premium Edition includes hundreds of fully customizable presets and filters. There’s a version for Windows or for Mac OS X and it can be used as a plug-in with Photoshop, Lightroom, Photoshop Elements, Apple Aperture or as a standalone app.

The software is now available for free as a special offer for 500px members, but anyone can download it. All you need to do is fill in your email, name and country and a download link and license number will be sent to you within minutes.

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10 Essentials Nitty Gritties Every Pro Photographer Should Have On A Photoshoot

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As a pro photographer there are all sorts of little tips & tricks that you learn on the job.

Aside from the basics – camera, lenses, lighting etc.  there are those little secrets of the craft that help you go from amateur to pro.  These are little tricks of the trade that I have picked up from my years as a photographer.  One of the things we photographers are great at is “improvising”  I have seen some of my fellow photographer friends come up with the funniest tools for getting the job done.

10 things never to be without when heading out on a photoshoot.  All of these things can be picked up at your local grocery/hardware store.

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The Canon 5D Mark IV Will Be Very Controversial If These Specs Are True. 4K Included.

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A list of specs supposedly belonging to a test camera has found its way to the web, and despite certain similarities to the 1D X, reports deny it is the 1D X Mark II.

The 5D Mark IV is expected towards the end of the year and hopes are high that the test camera is a draft of sorts.

But while 4K video, super high ISO and a substantially boosted burst mode will be greatly appreciated by some, a possible decrease in the sensor’s megapixels could rain on their parade.

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