Another Hasselblad Rebadge or Photoshopped Hoax? - Various rumor sites are today reporting Hasselblad is poised to release a $10,000 rebadge of the Sony A7 that was just announced yesterday. Some even report it as if it's a real product. Even just a cursory glance at the image suggests it's a quick Photoshop job to add a wood grip and lighten the tint of the body. The serial number on the lens also suspiciously matches the product shots Sony released yesterday as well. What do you think?
I've spent the last few weeks shooting the Canon 70D, with a focus on its Dual Pixel AF. It works surprisingly well, giving the effect of conventional phase detect in live view. There are a few limitations, however, so read my report for the details: http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canon-eos-70d/7
National Geographic is shipping "The Photography Issue" as part of its 125th anniversary, and has announced a blog with stories about its journalistic process, which it calls Proof. See our story for more details.
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Shawn Barnett is Features Editor at dpreview.com. He lives near Seattle, Washington with his wife and four children. He is the author of two books and scores of camera reviews. Shawn started taking pictures early and hasn't stopped for over 40 years. Though his wife, two daughters, and two sons now take first place, photography was his first love, and helping others find and explore this love is his passion.
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