Leica has announced a special edition of its D-lux 6 high-end compact camera, in collaboration with clothing manufacturer G-Star RAW. The special D-Lux 6 (itself arguably a ‘special edition’ Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7) will be available from Leica Stores and Boutiques worldwide, and is expected to cost around $1300. What do you get for your money? Well, ‘a new dot structure on the leather body trim’ and a leather case with ‘exclusive carrying strap’. Excited? Click through for more details.
Adobe has announced that Creative Cloud will now be using GoodSync’s backup and synchronisation technology to allow user to access files anywhere. Read more and comment
LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, have launched a new Nikon power cable for use with the PocketWizard MiniTT1 Transmitter, the Plus III and USB-enabled MultiMAX Transceivers and any Nikon camera equipped with a Nikon 10-pin remote terminal. Read more and comment
Intelligent Imaging Solutions has released piccure, billed as “the first fully automated software tool to correct camera shake.” Read more and comment
The major update to Adobe Creative Cloud which was announced at Adobe MAX, is now available. Read more and comment
Nikon has teamed up with British designer J.W. Anderson to create a luxury leather camera bag made for the Nikon 1 camera system. Read more and comment
The Canon EOS 700D (called the Canon EOS Rebel T5i in North America) is a new DSLR camera that boasts 18 megapixels, full 1080p high-definition videos with continuous auto-focusing, and a touch-screen interface. Other key features of the 700D / T5i include burst shooting at 5fps, a vari-angle 3-inch LCD screen with 1,040k dot resolution, ISO range of 100-25,600, 14-bit image processing and Canon’s Digic 5 processor. Is the Canon EOS 700D / T5i the best mid-range digital SLR camera on the market? Read our expert review to find out… Read the review
Bits&Coffee has released PhotoMarks, a watermarking solution for Mac, Windows and iOS. Read more and comment
Arca-Swiss has launched its new Monoball Z1g+ tripod head. Read more and comment
Winners and runners-up from the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) and RHS Photographer of the Year competitions will be exhibited together for the first time at the RHS’s flagship garden Wisley in Surrey. Read more and comment
Datacolor has teamed up with onOne Software for a three-month promotional offer. Read more and comment
Canon has posted a service advisory for its EOS 1D C and 1D X cameras. Read more and comment
InFocus is a new native iPad photography magazine, published by Custom Made Media Australia. Read more and comment
While taxidermy itself is fascinating as a morbid half-resurrection, a bridge between the living and the dead, it’s the necromancers themselves that are the subject of photographer Mike McGregor’s series Preserve .
Just Posted: Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D studio samples and good light samples. We’ve just got hold of a production version of Canon’s miniaturized DSLR and, as part of the process of reviewing it, have shot our standard studio scene. We’ve also taken it out to see how it performs away from the studio lighting and have put together a series of daylight samples. Click through to see how it fares.
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Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D studio samples and good light samples gallery
The Plugin Site has created the MetaRaw plugin for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements that allows the conversion of Raw files not supported by the associated version of Adobe Camera Raw. The MetaRaw plugin offers access to three Raw conversion methods – ACR, DNG Converter or its own, dcraw-based converter. It also allows Elements 10 and 11 users to access ACR’s lens correction and chromatic aberration tools.
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MetaRaw plugin offers Photoshop and Elements users broader Raw support
At first glance the Ricoh GR looks like a street photographer’s dream camera. With a fixed focal length 28mm wide-angle lens, 16 megapixel APS-C sensor, high-res 3 inch LCD screen, flash hotshoe, wealth of customisable controls and a fast auto-focus system, does the pocketable Ricoh GR live up to its promise? Read our in-depth Ricoh GR review complete with full-size image samples to find out… Read the review
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The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM has garnered a huge amount of interest from our readers,