1. To DNG or not to DNG?

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    An interesting case came up recently in a photography competition, where the winning photograph of a Nature category was queried by member of the club as to its authenticity. There was debate about the relative size of this creature to that creature and the relative depth of field and various...
  2. The K-1 has landed…

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    …and I should probably add, with a thud, as it’s a solid beast, but in a reassuring and rugged way. Like the Land Rover Defender of the camera world. I sold off my trusty Pentax K-7, which has served me well, along with a couple of other APSC lenses. I’d...
  3. Last photograph

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    Just saw this story on the BBC website about an American solider specialist, Hilda Clayton who was training Afghanistan troops, in photojournalism, when a landmine in a training exercise exploded. It’s a remarkable image and seems extraordinary that it was recorded. Military Review magazine published the images with permission from...
  4. Pentax KP leaked

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    Leaked images ahead of its suspected launch tomorrow is the Pentax KP. Is it the K3-II replacement? It’s a rather different beast in terms of styling looking somewhere between a mirrorless and DLSR camera, though the specs obviously out-performs its older brother, so maybe Ricoh have taken a bold step…in...
  5. Pentax KP

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    Pentax rumours continue with sighting of a Pentax DLSR listing registered at the Indonesian telecommunications agency for a Pentax KP. Expected to be announced at CP+ show in February.
  6. Pentax K-3 II Discontinued

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    …well, that’s what a Japanese retailer says on its website, and so the interweb rumours begin. Apparently Pentax like Thursdays for announcements, so maybe they’ll release a new K into the wild soon. And in other rumour news…Kodak may also re-release Kodachrome film, soon after announcing that Ektachrome will be...
  7. Kodak moment…again

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    Analog is all the rage. Vinyl record sales are the highest they’ve been in 25 years, and so Kodak has seen a increased demand for film, so its releasing one of its iconic slide films, Ektachrome back into the wild. Kodak says: “Sales of professional photographic films have been steadily...
  8. 100 Most Influential Images of All Time

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    Harry Benson didn’t want to meet the Beatles. The Glasgow-born photographer had plans to cover a news story in Africa when he was assigned to photograph the musicians in Paris. “I took myself for a serious journalist and I didn’t want to cover a rock ’n’ roll story,” he scoffed....

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