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Midweek Photo News Roundup- 10/28

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It’s Wednesday afternoon and all that most people can think about is how many days, hours, minutes remain until the weekend. But not you, you’re a photographer! You’re never bored, but are always plotting your next photo shoot or researching the new D-SLR you’ve had your eye on. We’re right there with you, friend. To keep the wild world of photography on your mind midweek, here’s our roundup of what’s been happening in it lately.

- LAist featured this week a great roundup of photos from the recent Dia de Los Muertos event at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Besides being great shots, they might inspire your Haloween costume ideas for this weekend!

- onOne Software announced the much anticipated Plugin Suite 5. (Pre-order now and save $200)

- Tamron has produced a Macro How-To video with professional photographer, Roy Toft, using the Tamron 60mm F2 lens.

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Lensbaby Announces Fish Eye & Soft Focus Optics

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At the PDN PhotoPlus Expo in New York, Lensbaby announced two new additions to the Optic Swap System: the Fish Eye Optic and Soft Focus Optic. “With the introduction of these new optics, Lensbaby is moving beyond the realm of selective focus to offer photographers a Creative Effects SLR lens system, with 6 different optic options. The Fisheye and Soft Focus Optics, unlike earlier Lensbaby optics, do not feature a sweet spot of focus,” said Craig Strong, Lensbaby President and Co-Founder.

Read on after the jump for more information on the new optics from Lensbaby and to see additional sample and product images.

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Lensbaby Soft Focus Optic

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Mamiya Announces DM56

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Breaking: Mamiya has announced the DM56 professional digital camera, with a 56MP sensor and an estimated street price of $32,490 in November. Read the full press release from Mamiya after the jump…

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Midweek Photo News Roundup- 10/14

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photo © Jim Marshall

It’s Wednesday afternoon and all that most people can think about is how many days, hours, minutes remain until the weekend. But not you, you’re a photographer! You’re never bored, but are always plotting your next photo shoot or researching the new D-SLR you’ve had your eye on. We’re right there with you, friend. To keep the wild world of photography on your mind midweek, here’s our roundup of what’s been happening in it lately.

- Rock & Roll Photographer Jim Marshall has published a new book, “Trust,” which contains some of his most famous images, including those of the great Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones, The Who, etc.

- Nikon blew a lot of peoples’ minds with the six-digit expanded ISO setting in the brand new DS3 D-SLR.

- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is celebrating the one year anniversary of the Chris Burden installation, “Urban Light,” with a stunning online photography exhibition of shots of the Burden piece from contributors around the world.

- Wired.com recently posted a brilliant slideshow of photographs of glaciers from space.

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Nikon Announces Full-frame DS3 D-SLR

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Breaking news: Nikon has announced the DS3 D-SLR. The 12.1MP, FX-format CMOS sensor D-SLR features low-noise ISO sensitivity from 200 – 12,800 (expanded sensitivity settings of up to ISO 102,400!) and 24fps HD video recording. Get more information on the DS3 (estimated at $5,199.95 MSRP in late November)  from Nikon after the jump…

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