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Hong Kong camera accessory manufacturer Meike has announced four new manual focus mirrorless lenses for Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic and Sony mirrorless cameras. All of the new lenses are compatible with APS-C frame sensors and smaller. Starting with the 25mm f/0.95 lens, this fast wide angle prime has a full metal body and 10 groups of 12 lens elements. This is the most expensive lens in the group, as it's currently priced at nearly $660 USD in Sony E and Micro Four Thirds mounts on Amazon. The 28mm f/2.8... (read more) [...]
Sun, May 29, 2016
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While wealthier sunbathers may opt for Ipanema and Copacabana, there exists another coastline checkered with picnics of fried chicken and “farofa.” Farofa, a typical Brazilian food made from toasted manioc flour and mixed with bacon, onion, parsley, eggs, bananas or vegetables, was the inspiration for this project by photographer João Castellano. “Middle and upper class Brazilians frequently use a pejorative term to refer to the lower income beachgoers: “farofeiros,'” Castellano explained. He spent four years traveling to farofeiro beaches, exploring the colorful culture of a community that is often looked down upon. Often unable to travel to the famous [...]
Sun, May 29, 2016
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Photographer Huntington Witherill studied with Ansel Adams and has had a distinguished career spanning over 45 years. Recently, he met with Marc Silber to discuss composition. For Witherill, a good composition is one that shows the scene not only for what it is, but also as something else. He recalls a Minor White quote, "Photographing things for what they are, and for what else they are." This idea is critical to Witherill's photographic process. As you can see in the video below, clouds are important to Witherill's work.... (read more) [...]
Sat, May 28, 2016
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We test the latest digital cameras for you along with the lenses that adorn them, but that doesn't mean we aren't nostalgic about some of the better models from yesteryear. For the month of April in our Photo of the Day contest, the winning image and grand prize of $300 in Adorama spending money was captured by our "regular" Terry Cervi and a trusty Canon EOS 10D, a camera that first came to market some 13 years ago! The 10D was the first Canon DSLR to take the "D" from the front of the model number, as Nikon customarily does,... [...]
Sat, May 28, 2016
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Wake up with IR! Here's today's cup of Caffeine Prioirity... Printing is a special experience. Jaron Schneider recently wrote an excellent article for Resource which did an excellent job of highlighting why printing your work is a distinctly rewarding experience. He says, "It wasn't very long ago that I really did not understand the people who dedicated full rooms in their homes to printers, paper, mounting equipment and matte board…But now, looking back on it after getting my own printer and dedicated a whole room to it... (read more) [...]
Sat, May 28, 2016
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Going viral is a common goal for photographers and other content creators. Why wouldn't you want as many people as possible to see your work? Finnish wedding photographer Aaro Keipi had one of his photos go viral and thought it was a dream come true -- but it turned out not to be all it was cracked up to be. It all started when Keipi posted the wedding photo shown below on popular image sharing website Imgur. Within a few hours it had over 100,000 views, and it wasn't much longer before it was picked up by numerous websites... [...]
Sat, May 28, 2016
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Planning to purchase a new camera or lens from Ricoh or its Pentax brand? If so, you might want to get your order in pronto unless you want to be stuck waiting, as the company has today warned of potential production issues for interchangeable and fixed-lens cameras, as well as for the interchangeable lenses used on its SLR and mirrorless cameras. Ricoh is hardly alone in this; we've heard of production issues from a number of its rivals already, and they all have the same root cause. Although Ricoh's own facilities weren't... [...]
Sat, May 28, 2016
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It happens to everyone at one point or another: The dreaded tilted horizon. It's not a difficult thing to fix during post-processing, but you always lose parts of your image when you straighten and crop your photo. Adobe Photoshop's latest release hopes to correct that with the new "Content-Aware Crop" feature. When you straighten the horizon (or want to expand your image beyond its original frame) Content-Aware Crop will fill in the blanks that are created. In the video below, Adobe's group product manager Stephen Nielson... (read more) [...]
Fri, May 27, 2016
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Estonia's triplet Olympic Marathoners, labor reform protests in France, US special operations forces in Syria, Lag Ba'Omer in Israel, the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Maryland, a thousand Indian Runner ducks in a South African vineyard, Barack Obama in Hiroshima, and much more. [...]
Fri, May 27, 2016
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Chinese electronics company Xiaomi has revealed their 4K quadcopter drone that is capable of capturing RAW images -- and it's impressively affordable, at only US$460. The Mi Drone is looking to compete feature-wise with drones such as the DJI Phantom 4 (although the Mi Drone doesn't include collision avoidance for a tracking mode) at a much lower price point. At US$460, the Mi Drone is also more than $100 less than the 4K-version of the DJI Phantom 3, so you're able to get a newer drone for less. Some additional features... (read more) [...]
Fri, May 27, 2016
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Lightning storms are one of nature's most exciting and fascinating displays. Part of the appeal of lightning is its amazing speed, which makes it impossible for the naked eye to see what's happening in the sky when each bolt strikes. Aiming to reveal the invisible, Professor Ningyu Liu at the Florida Institute of Technology's Geospace Physics Laboratory recorded lightning at a blistering 7,000 frames per second. The video below, which is played back at 700 frames per second, offers a fascinating look at lightning as it... (read more) [...]
Fri, May 27, 2016
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Do you have roughly US$75, some tools, and the desire to add motion to your timelapses through the use of a motorized camera slider? If so, perfect -- Instructables has just the DIY project for you! The build shown in the videos below is designed to support something a bit lighter than your favorite DSLR, but DIY Photography wagers that you could add a bit of extra heft to this slider for around $25. While this may seem a bit complicated, keep in mind that commercially-available camera sliders can run you a decent chunk... [...]
Thu, May 26, 2016
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As part of the Creative Cloud ecosystem, Adobe has launched Spark, a collection of free "integrated web and mobile solutions for creating and sharing impactful visual stories." Putting the power to create visual content in the hands of content creators -- and for free, no less -- Spark could certainly be of interest to photographers out there. Executive vice president and general manager of Digital Media at Adobe, Bryan Lamkin, feels that with Spark, "anyone can create authentic, professional looking visual content for... (read more) [...]
Thu, May 26, 2016
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A few days ago, one of the year's most exciting new cameras -- the Pentax K-1 -- landed on my desk for a review. As a Pentaxian myself, I've been waiting with barely-contained excitement to get my hands on the brand's first full-frame DSLR. (And if the flood of comments our preview received is any indication, I'm certainly not alone in that!) Although I have quite a few lenses for my own personal Pentax K-5, the overwhelming majority were designed with a sub-frame camera in mind. Thankfully, I received some full-frame glass along... [...]
Thu, May 26, 2016
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Tomorrow, President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima, Japan, nearly 71 years since the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the city on August 6, 1945. Earlier this month I posted the photo essay Hiroshima: Before and After the Atomic Bombing, which kept mostly to the 1940s. Quite a number of readers expressed interest in seeing present-day Hiroshima as well, and thanks to a few Getty photographers, we can take a look at the modern city and portraits of still-living survivors of the bombing. [...]
Thu, May 26, 2016
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