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Faster and more powerful: onOne Perfect Photo Suite update ships next month
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What say you, Fuji fans -- does the promise of a new travel zoom for your X-mount mirrorless camera get your creative juices flowing, or is this not the lens for you?
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Eye-Fi's new cloud service is like DropBox for your photos and videos. Set it and forget it -- until you want to get to your creations from any connected device. Cool!
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Is it really possible to get more camera for less money? We pit Sony's full-frame A7 mirrorless against its pricier sibling, the A7R. Find out which you should buy in our just-published Sony A7 review!
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As promised, we've updated our Pentax 645Z preview with a huge amount of additional info. Already read it? You'll probably want to take another look!
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Creepy cool: This new facial recognition technology does a better job of identifying faces than humans can!
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Have you been putting off digitizing all your film because it's too much work? The Pentax Film Duplicator could shave quite a bit of time off the task using your existing camera and flash:

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2014/04/21/pentax-film-duplicator-helps-you-scan-35mm-and-medium-format-film-quicker
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Firmware Friday: Sony QX100, QX10 get improved operation; Nikon updates FT1 mount adapter
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I tried out Google's just-released Camera app for Android, complete with depth-of-field simulation and a Lytro-like post-capture refocusing function. What did I think? Read on:
 
Google's new Camera app for Android adds Lytro-like post-capture refocusing and an overhauled user interface, but is it delight or dud? We give it a spin and a verdict:
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Oh man, am I ever looking forward to reviewing this camera!
 
The Pentax 645Z is here, and it puts Ricoh's stamp of authority on the medium-format market. Groundbreaking sensitivity, performance, autofocus, metering, and even Full HD movie capture are going to put Hasselblad and Phase One on notice!
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  • Imaging Resource
    News Editor, 1999 - present
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Introduction

Mike Tomkins caught the photography bug early, when he received a Kodak Ektra 200 camera as a childhood birthday present. Growing up as an expat kid in Hong Kong, there was no shortage of interesting subjects, and he quickly outgrew the limitations of a basic 110 camera. A passion for TTL viewfinders was ignited when he stepped up to his first SLR, a Praktica BX20.

An early proponent of digital photography, he nonetheless wasn't willing to sacrifice a proper viewfinder in the quest to move on from film. A network engineer living in the United Kingdom at the time, Mike settled on the first camera that truly fit the bill: Sony's legendary Cyber-shot Pro. Not only did that camera launch him into the world of digital photography, but it also turned out to be the start of a new career. Back-and-forth correspondence with Imaging Resource publisher Dave Etchells to pool info on the Sony quickly turned into a job offer, and Mike joined the Imaging Resource team as News Editor and camera reviewer in January 1999.

Now settled in Knoxville, Tennessee, Mike and his family are blessed to be but a stone's throw from a million photo opportunities in the picturesque Smoky Mountains.

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