My guide to buying a cheap Hasselblad medium format camera

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Did you hear of the man who tried to clean every last spec of dust from his Hasselblad?

He’s dead now.

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Panasonic GH4 array of 120 cameras make 3D sculptures from stills

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Image Sensors World spotted an interesting development from Panasonic in Japan which features 120 GH4 bodies assembled in an array to capture a person from all angles before software is used to develop a photo-realistic 3D sculpture of the subject.

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Fuji X-T1 version 3.0 firmware now available – 24p video mode – and full frame with Speed Booster ULTRA

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Well hell has officially frozen over and Fuji have full manual control in video mode along with 24p.

You can download the V3.0 firmware for the X-T1 and X-T1 Chrome edition here. It adds a lot of improvements.

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Updated Panasonic CM1 review and gallery (final part and conclusion)

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So for the past few days I’ve been using the CM1 as my main phone and have forced myself to get used to Android. I have to say that the charms are starting to grow on me, the frustrations from earlier have thawed and I’m starting to have a lot more fun with it. I still don’t think it’s as good a smartphone as the iPhone and the camera isn’t as cleverly implemented in some ways – but let’s revisit the main review and put some more user experiences down on the page.

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Panasonic CM1 review part 2 – the camera

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Although I found the CM1 mediocre as a 900 Euro smartphone compared to other high end smartphones like the OnePlus One and iPhone 6 Plus, I’ll approach the CM1 purely as a compact camera that you can make calls on. This review has the focus on image quality and camera features. How does it perform?

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Photography: Shooting under moonlight with the Sony A7S

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Here’s a short behind the scenes video:

As part of a new Photography section of EOSHD I’m going to be taking a closer look at some of the best cameras and lenses for stills. The Sony A7S makes new creative possibilities a reality with its incredible sensitivity to light. Shooting a personal project with my sister Zara Reid to showcase her floristry work, the boat was dressed and floated on the lake to create images inspired by the 1888 John William Waterhouse painting Lady of Shalott, in turn based on the beautiful 19th century poem of the same name by Sir Alfred Lord Tennyson. Here’s the first verse…

On either side the river lie
Long fields of barley and of rye,
That clothe the wold and meet the sky;
And thro’ the field the road runs by
To many-tower’d Camelot;
The yellow-leaved waterlily
The green-sheathed daffodilly
Tremble in the water chilly
Round about Shalott

New Panasonic CM1 smartphone shoots 4K video with Leica lens

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UPDATE, the original article refers to 4K video – turns out it is only 15fps so more like a continuous stills burst mode than a video mode

The iPhone 6 Plus hasn’t even been released yet, but as of today it has been made obsolete for photos and video by the Panasonic CM1. This is quite simply a new benchmark for the camera phone, with an overall camera spec that beats every other smartphone on the market. The Android powered CM1 delivers 4K video and 20MP stills with full manual control from a large 1″ sensor, sporting a Leica DC Elmarit 10mm F2.8 prime lens.

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