1. El Capitan climb

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    Amazing set of images showing the first rope-free accent of the 3,000 ft granite wall known as El Capitan in Yosemite National Park by Alex Honnold. He climbed the mountain in 3 hours and 56 minutes. Read more about Alex’s climb on the National Geographic site here. Image from fellow climber...
  2. iMac Pro

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    I don’t usually post about computers, but some tech things get a mention and I thought it was interesting that Apple have finally launched a “pro” iMac, which seems to go against the philosophy of a consumer mac, which the iMac has always been ever since it appeared in its...
  3. Europeana Photography

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    Courtesy of dpreview: Europeana Photography is a new online image archive that includes more than 2 million historical photographs from European collections in 34 countries, covering the first 100 years of photography. The 2,296,517 photos in the gallery were sourced from photographic archives, agencies and museum collections across Europe and can be filtered...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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.
  9. 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...

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