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Rumor: Olympus Officially Pulls Out of PhotoPlus 2020


The PhotoPlus Expo in New York City won’t take place until late October, but companies are already deciding whether or not to commit to going. First up: Olympus, who has allegedly pulled out of this year’s show because of the ongoing pandemic. The news broke through PhotoRumors, who shared a ...

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This ‘DeepFaceDrawing’ AI Turns Simple Sketches Into Portrait Photos


Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have created a deep learning algorithm that can turn rudimentary “freehand sketches” into hyper-realistic photographs that are nearly indistinguishable from real-life portraits. The technology is described in a paper released earlier this month, and will be shown off at this year’s (online-only) SIGGRAPH ...

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NiSi Unveils Its First Macro Focusing Rail for Precise Focus Stacking


Cinema lens and filter maker NiSi continues its expansion into strange product categories. This time, the company has released its first macro focusing rail: a competitively-priced addition to the market that gives macro enthusiasts a lot of control and some nice-to-have features for precise focus stacking. The NM180 Macro Focusing ...

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Nikon USA Reopens Repair Facilities for Mail-In Service


As states around the country begin the process of re-opening after COVID lockdown, Nikon USA has officially re-opened its service facilities. Service centers are still closed for walk-in service, but if your camera needs fixing, you can now send it in by mail. The update was added to the Nikon ...

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