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Weekly Photography News Roundup for August 8th

This weeks featured photo is “Yellow Door” – Shot on a Sony NEX–7. If you missed it earlier in the week, check out my retrospective review of the NEX–7

Welcome to another weekly roundup, my weekly series highlighting the eclectic mix of interesting photography related news from around the web that I’ve come across during the previous week. There’s lots of news and interesting blog posts this…

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The Sony NEX–7, A Retrospective Review

For a brief period the NEX–7 was Sony’s flagship mirrorless offering, until the A7 series came out. I’ve had the NEX–7 for over a year and the experience as been both maddeningly frustrating and incredibly wonderful. The NEX–7 is a camera that produces amazingly detailed, rich and vibrant images, yet it has a terribly designed operating system that is at times both perplexing and frustrating.


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A Review of the “Exposure” Photographer Publishing Platform

For a while I’ve been following the development of “Exposure”, a photography oriented publishing platform. Exposure is designed to create “Photo Stories”. I think it would be wrong to think of it as a blogging platform, because the results are more like glossy magazine articles. The platform is heavily focussed on design, and the stories you can create using it’s web based interface look like…

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DP Review reviews Nik's Snapseed for mac 

I have the iPad version of this and it’s great. I must get the desktop version too, as this review makes it sound really impressive.

Hands On With The Fuji X-Pro 1 

A first impression from yours truly!

Steve Huff Reviews The Olympus OM-D E-M5 

Comprehensive real world (i.e. no charts) review by Steve Huff. 

Hands On Review of the Fuji X10 by yours truly on my photography blog! 

I got to spend a little time with the Fuji X10. Check out my opinions after using it for a few days.

Olympus OM-D HD Video Samples and Fuji X-Pro 1 side by side video test 

Steve Huff compares the video of both cameras. The Olympus is the clear winner, by a long shot. What’s really impressive is how well the 5-axis stabiliser works on the Olympus. 

Landscape Photographer Bernard Languillier Shares his initial impressions of the Nikon D800 

Writing for Luminous Landscape Bernard Languillier has a good round up of pros and cons based on using the D800 for a few weeks. Overall he seems impressed.

Oh baby, please, just focus! There was nothing challenging to focus on during this shoot, plenty of contrast and texture, nonetheless, I can’t recall a shoot in recent years with so many mis-focused images. This is serious, my friends, because the best sensor/lens/hybrid viewfinder won’t matter if the images are blurry! I am at a loss for words here, there is really nothing I can say except, Fuji, PLEASE try your best to improve it with the next firmware and use a much better AF module in your next model. I love the camera but the current state of AF disqualifies it for the type of work I would want to shoot with it.

Mike Kobal on shooting with the Fuji X-Pro 1. On the plus side he does find a lot to like about the camera too, but it’s interesting that more and more people are complaining (loudly) about the focus. Check out his review though, he has some great images.

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