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The Nikon D5 is Now in Development

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That’s it.

No, really–I’m not even joking, that’s the press release. Well, the fact that Nikon is developing the new full frame 35mm sensor Nikon D5 DSLR and that they’re developing a new Nikon SB-5000 speedlight along with a new Nikon WT-6 wireless transmitter.

So what other details are there? Nothing, the press release is an entire page and more than half of the page is an About Nikon statement.

We’re bound to see the new Nikon D5 at Photokina next year along with the new flash. If Nikon is smart here, there will be radio transmission. But what would be even cooler is if the Nikon D5 had a radio flash transmitter built in that can trigger their own flashes. It’s surely possible.

What features do you think it may have?

Hey Sports Photographers: Want an Interview?


Hi folks,

Something that the Phoblographer has been lacking for a while is good sports photography coverage. But I’m looking to change that; and if you’re a sports photographer, I’d love to interview you.

Details on how to pitch yourself are after the jump.

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Go! Go! Today, Adobe is announcing the newest update to Adobe Lightroom, which brings back the old import interface so your computer doesn’t nearly crash every time you use the program. Rejoice!

If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, Adobe Lightroom 6.2 caused lots of photographers (myself included) many headaches due to a new import system. It makes photographers look at this very beautiful visual and choose where to import from, then when you select that folder or location, it brings up the images. From there, you select which ones you want and click import. Then you pray to the Lightroom gods that your computer doesn’t crash and force you to import all over again. What was really annoying though is the fact that Adobe seemingly took out the “Eject SD Card after import” option. But today, we’re getting the old import back. Nice try on doing something new Lightroom, but please don’t change–at least not yet.

But beyond that, Adobe Lightroom 6.3 offers more bug fixes and new camera and lens profile support added in.

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Good News for European and Canadian Readers

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Hi folks,

Over the years that I’ve been running The Phoblographer, there have been lots of inquiries from international readers that have wanted to purchase products through links on the site to help support it; but it was always tougher because all links were only targeted to the US readers.

The site has been going through lots of changes recently and as of today, readers in the European Union and Canada both will be directed to their local Amazon channels when clicking the site’s Amazon affiliate links. That means that if you’re in Canada, Spain, France, Britain, Italy or Germany, you’ll be able to click the links, make a purchase and support the Phoblographer. As always, you can get this from both B&H Photo and Adorama too when you click those links; but at least now you’ve got some extra support.

So sorry that it’s taken so long to get to this point.

As you all know too, I recently launched AllCameraDeals.com, which you should check out. International Amazon links for that site have yet to be set up though :(

This is all part of the big changes that have been in the works and coming to the Phoblographer for a while on top of the desktop design tweaks, the mobile redesign, the shift towards more artistic content, and there is one other big announcement coming before the end of the year. So stay tuned.

PS: And yes, I know many of you think that the site’s tablet experience is crap. And guess what, I agree with you. I’m working on a solution, but give me time.


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Very few pieces of news make me almost drop my coffee cup while inbibing some precious morning java, but a report from Fuji Rumors did just that. They picked up on a tip that Magnum Photos photographer Hiroji Kubuto was using the Fujifilm X Pro 2 (or whatever the successor to the X Pro 1 is) during the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. The evidence of this was in the EXIF data of the images. Since then, Magnum photos took down the images–but there is an even more interesting nugget behind all of this.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony A7r Mk II product images review (2 of 3)ISO 4001-100 sec at f - 2.8

As if the 42.4MP full frame sensor in the Sony A7r Mk II wasn’t enough for you, Sony Alpha Rumors is stating that a brand new sensor may be on the way. Said camera is reported to have more megapixels and may even have the most of any 35mm full frame camera at its release.

In many ways, it makes a lot of sense–but I doubt that it will be a sensor comes to a mirrorless camera, at least initially.

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A while back, the site shared a video of a college football photographer capturing the game with a GoPro mounted in his camera’s hot shoe. Recently, photographer Chadd Caddy did the same thing, but arguably captured much better moments. Chadd is a San Diego State Journalism student and shared the video via reddit. As you hear him shooting, he then goes on to show you some of the frames that he captured–and many are pretty darn good. Most notably, you’ll see a great catch photographed at just the right moments.

What that means is that Chadd was able to predict that the player would have the ball thrown to him and catch it. Foresight is a big part of photography, especially sports photography.

The video overall just shows us what it’s like for a college football shooter on the sidelines. Luckily, no one got super close and accidentally tackled him.

Check out Chadd’s video after the jump.

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Holdfast Gear has been forever known for manufacturing well made and beautiful camera straps, and today they’re announcing a beautiful new product. It’s called the Holdfast Gear Maven Strap, and it’s a thin camera strap designed for smaller cameras like mirrorless ILCs and larger point and shoots.

The Maven is designed to sling around your shoulder or over the chest/body. It’s thin, so it won’t leave massive sweat marks across your shirt and it’s made of American Bison leather along with brass hardware.

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In a step to become a significantly less creepy place for photographers and models to collaborate, Model Mayhem recently announced Verified Credits–a system that works very much like LinkedIn, Yelp, etc. Basically, what it’s doing is allowing users to rate one another and tell the community more about how they work together. Models and photographers can both say how often they’ve shot together and show verification that, well, you know, the other person isn’t a creep. For a while, this was a concern of so many models looking to get into the industry.

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Pulse Turns Your Smartphone into a Camera Remote

Pulse Camera remote

A brand new Kickstarter called Pulse is looking to turn your smartphone into a remote control for your camera. It’s promising full manual control, shutter release control, and overall complete control of exposure through your camera’s USB port.

To do this, a little dongle rests in the hot shoe of your camera and plugs into the USB port. After that, you connect it to your phone using Bluetooth. When you shoot, you’ll get a full image preview on your phone. But before you do that, you can dial in exact exposure numbers.

Pulse is claiming full compatibility with Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras and despite saying in one section that it also works with mirrorless cameras, we all know that Canikon (you’ve all heard that phrase) aren’t the most popular when it comes to the mirrorless world.

Their intro video is after the jump.

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