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MacBook Pro CPU Throttling Was Due to Software Bug, Apple Says


Last week, reviewers reported that Apple’s latest generation of MacBook Pro laptops suffer from thermal throttling, or having the CPU run much slower than advertised during intense processing because of heat issues. If that turned you off to the laptop, there’s some good news today: Apple says the throttling was ...

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French Army Photographers Are Good at Not Attracting Attention


Photographer Paul Grayson recently attended the bi-annual Eurosatory 2018 defense and security expo in Paris, France. While there, he caught a glimpse of stealthy French military photographers wearing ghillie suits and holding Nikon and Canon DSLRs. “The French Army reconnaissance team duo still use ‘traditional’ Nikon body and telephoto lens ...

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For Sale: Hasselblad 500c Cameras, Mold Edition


Now here’s an unusual camera sale: someone on eBay is selling two Hasselblad 500c cameras along with 80mm planar lenses and film backs. The caveat: both of the camera kits are “really moldy.” DPReview first spotted the auction, which is still at less than $20 (plus $13 shipping) with less ...

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Shoot Light-Painting Photos During the Day Using an ND Filter


Light-painting photography is generally done in the dark since you need long exposure times to capture moving light sources as streaks. But use can also shoot long-exposure photos in bright sunlight using a neutral density filter. Photographer Eric Paré recently did just that, experimenting with doing light-painting in afternoon daylight. ...

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A New Bag from Peak Design – A Travel Bag!


Check out the new Kickstarter that just launched today! That team at Peak Design doesn’t sleep. This time they’re going for something even bigger, both in size and scope. Their foray into the competitive “travel bag” space is bulwarked by a wealth of experience in making all sorts of bags, ...

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Should National Geographic Fine Art be ‘Trusted’?


I recently wrote about my experience with the National Geographic Fine Art Galleries (NGFA), which wanted one of my photos to sell in their galleries. In return, they offered me a mere five percent commission. Additionally, the $1,800+ prints sold through NGFA are signed with an autopen, a machine which ...

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Sony Unveils the First 48-Megapixel Smartphone Sensor


Sony has just announced a new CMOS sensor for smartphones that captures 48-megapixel photos — the highest pixel count in the industry. The sensor is the world’s first to feature an ultra-small pixel size of just 0.8μm, which is what allows it to stuff 48-megapixels onto a 1/2-inch sensor. “These ...

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