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Yongnuo TTL radio flash units

Yongnuo TTL-compatible wireless radio flash units YN460-TX and YN460-RX are now shipping.

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Motion freezing flash on a budget

A home-built air-gap flash can deliver a sub-microsecond flash for just a few hundred dollars. This is a flash that will freeze a speeding bullet.

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Stupid iPhone photography app

A lot of iPhone apps of questionable merit are targeted towards photographers. The most stupid I have seen so far is a supposed white balance tool called iGrayCards.

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Book review: Scott Kelby's Digital Photography

Gisle Hannemyr has reviewed all three volumes and 720 pages of Scott Kelby's best-selling series on digital photography, and found them to be disorganised, poorly researched, and confusing. This sentence says it all: This is not a boxed set to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force. Click on the link below to read the full length review.

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Firmware update for Nissin Di866

This morning I got a tip from user italy that Nissin had posted a firmware update on their web. I've downloaded the update and installed it on one of my units. However, no bugs seem to be fixed. Click the heading to read the full story.

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Updated my Nissin Di866 review

I received a new version of the Nissin Di866 flash today, and have updated my review to reflect the changes from the original version.

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Pixel Knight TR-331 and TR-332

A system called Pixel Knight manufactured by Pixel in Shenzhen, China, let you use TTL or manual settings via radio to control dedicated Nikon and Canon flash units.

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Jacob Holdt: Tro, Håb og Kærlighed

My review of an exhibition og Jacob Holdt photographs on display ay the Aros art centre. It consists of more than 200 photographs curated by Mette Marcus, selected from the around 15000 images Holdt creating during his 40 years as a vagabond, travelling in the USA.

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Dairy pays greek for unlawful use of his likeness

Minas Karatzoglis files a suit demanding SEK 50 million in compensation for unlawful use of his likeness to promote a commercial product.

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Low cost routes to macro photography

Some ideas.

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I love my “travel zoom”

In an online community for photographers I sometimes visit, there is a pretty vocal group that swears by fixed focal length lenses. Zooms in general are considered sub-standard, and so called “travel zooms” (with a zoom range of 10x or more) despicable. Among the many sins attributed to us zoom users, sloth is worst: “You don't need a zoom”, the saying goes, “as long as you have two good feet you can just change the distance to frame your subject.”. Today, I had […]

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Battery Guide Published

Modern photo equipment require electric power to work. A number of the different components that make up a modern digital camera system (e.g. auto-focus, optical vibration reduction system, the LCD for preview and review, power zoom, and of course the image sensor itself) will not work without electrical power. If you use external flash units, you will find that they too consume a lot of electrical power. Puzzled by what type of battery to get? The DPanswers battery guide may provide the answer.

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LumoPro LP160 Manual Flash Released

The LumoPro LP160 all-manual shoe-mount flash is now available. Improvements from the the LumoPro LP120 is more power, the ability to use external power packs, and a digital slave mode.

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Yongnuo YN468, an update of the YN467

YongNuo has plans for releasing a more modern looking flash units (with LCD screen), power zoom and TTL control for Canon and Nikon. Initial price will be around USD 115.

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Review of the Sigma 24 mm f/1.8 EX DG

Nikon users that want fast and moderately priced fixed focal length wide-angle lenses may find Nikon's line-up lacking. The Sigma 24 mm f/1.8 EX DG may be worth looking at for the budget-minded Nikon user.

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Getting better colour in negative scans

If you still take photographs using colour negative film, you probably scan them for web use and digital post processing. While Nikon's Coolscan scanners produce excellent scans, the software Nikon supply (Nikon Scan 4.2) does not have many friends. Størker Moe thinks that ColorNeg from C-F-Systems cures the blues (and the magentas).

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