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March 01, 2012 at 01:55AM


Should We Be Worried About the Spread of App-Doctored News Photos?

CNN published an opinion piece yesterday by photojournalist Nick Stern, who has some pretty harsh things to say about the spread of Instagram-style “fake images” in the news:

The app photographer hasn’t spent years learning his or her trade, imagining the scene, waiting for the light to fall just right, swapping lenses and switching angles. They haven’t spent hours in the dark room, leaning over trays of noxious chemicals until the early hours of the morning.

Nor did they have to spend a huge chunk of their income on the latest digital equipment (,999 of my hard-earned cash just went on ordering a new Nikon D4) to ensure they stay on top of their game.

The app photographer merely has to click a software button and 10 seconds later is rewarded with a masterpiece.

Stern also states that “Any news photographer worth his or her salt will tell you that the best camera is one that lets you take the photo unencumbered by the technicalities of the process.”

Opinion: Why Instagram photos cheat the viewer [CNN]

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February 17, 2012 at 02:41AM


Thieves Steal Over 50,000 in Camera Gear from Nikon in Van Heist

A security van transporting roughly £100,000 (~56,000) in Nikon camera gear was targeted by robbers this past Saturday after the Dublin NPS Roadshow. The thieves made off with the entire truckload of equipment, including demo versions of the Nikon D4 and Nikon D800 — cameras that aren’t available yet to the general public. You can find an list of what was stolen (and their individual serial numbers) here. Camera gear thieves have been pretty active so far in 2012 — just last month someone made off with a pre-production Sigma 180mm f/2.8 lens at CES 2012 in Las Vegas.

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January 24, 2012 at 05:40AM


Wells Fargo Wire Confirms the Impending Launch of the Olympus OM-D

Wells Fargo Advisors is becoming a pretty reliable source for news regarding cameras before they’re actually announced. Just weeks after the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and Nikon D4 were announced early by the service, the soon-to-be-announced Olympus OM-D camera is now semi-official as well. The wire confirms that Olympus will be reviving its old OM brand for SLR cameras through a new line of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, and that the camera will sell for over ¥100000 (~300) in Japan. It also states that the new camera will resemble the Olympus OM-1 film SLR camera — originally launched in 1973 — and be equipped with high-speed autofocus (rumored to be the fastest of all mirrorless cameras) and image stabilization.

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January 21, 2012 at 11:36PM


Wells Fargo did it again (Olympus OM-D)

After a series of prematurely published news (Nikon D4, Fuji X-Pro 1, Canon G1x), Wells Fargo did it again with the Olympus OM-D:

“The new OM-D model will be offered in the United States, Europe and some Asian countries as the top model of the company’s digital mirrorless interchangeable lens camera series, selling for above 100,000 yen in Japan. The new model resembles the OM-1 film camera and is equipped with high-speed autofocus and image stabilization functionality as well as 16 megapixel resolution.”

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January 20, 2012 at 11:46AM


Adorama now taking pre-orders for the new Sony XQD memory cards

Adorama just opened their pre-orders for the new Sony XQD memory cards:

Sony XQD Memory Card H-series 16GB

Sony XQD Memory Card H-series 32GB

Sony XQD Memory Card Reader, USB 2.0/3.0 Compatible

Shipping is expected to start next month. As of today, the Nikon D4 is the only camera that uses XQD memory cards. SanDisk and Lexar are officially not supporting the XQD standart yet.

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January 19, 2012 at 05:25AM


Is HDR Acceptable in Photojournalism?

The Washington Post raised some eyebrows last Friday after running an uber-saturated front page photo with the caption stating that it was “a composite created by taking several photos and combining them with computer software to transcend the visual limitations of standard photography.” After emailing the photo editor, Poynter learned that the image was simply an HDR photograph that combined multiple exposures into a single image. While it’s a pretty common technique these days, some believe that it has no place in photojournalism,

Sean Elliot, president of the National Press Photographers Association, said, “HDR is not appropriate for documentary photojournalism.” The organization’s code of ethics say photographers should respect the integrity of the digital moment, “and in that light an HDR photo is no different from any other digital manipulation.”

“By using HDR,” he told me by email, “The Washington Post has combined different moments, and thereby created an image that does not exist. The aircraft visible in the final product was not there for all the other moments combined into the final, and that alone simply raises too many questions about the factual validity of the actual published image.” [#]

What complicates matters is that many new cameras (e.g. Nikon D4, Apple iPhone 4S) offer HDR features that create single images from multiple exposures in the camera. The Washington Post published a response to the controversy yesterday. Do you think HDR is an appropriate technique for photojournalists to use?

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January 11, 2012 at 10:58PM


Take a Look Inside the Nikon D4 DSLR, Literally

Some crucial pieces from Nikon’s new Flagship DSLR are splayed out for all to see

The inner-workings of any DSLR are insanely complicated, especially when we’re talking about a camera as advanced as the Nikon D4. That’s why it’s so intriguing to get a look at the guts that make it go. You don’t really need an engineering degree to appreciate the photos, especially the one of the stripped-down, machined aluminum alloy chassis.

Click through the gallery for big versions of the photos and look for more coverage of D4 today from the CES show floor.

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