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In celebrating the 40th anniversary of their SP Series Lenses (which stands for "Superior Performance") Tamron is releasing what they call the "ultimate" lens, their new SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD (Model F045) for full-frame DSLR cameras. You may recall that the development of this prime lens was announced in February, but details -- including pricing and release information -- were scarce. As it turns out, the longtime lens maker is pulling out all the stops for their new fast standard prime. This new lens is designed to deliver... (read more) [...]
Thu, Jun 06, 2019
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One hundred years ago this week, on June 4, 1919, the U.S. Congress passed the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which would guarantee women the right to vote, and sent it on to the states for ratification (which took another 14 months). The battle for women’s suffrage in the United States had been taking place for years—in Congress, in the streets, and at home—with supporters organizing demonstrations, petitions, parades, and speeches, and coordinating with fellow activists in England, France, and other countries. Gathered below, images of some of the brave women who worked tirelessly for years to demand equal [...]
Wed, Jun 05, 2019
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When I was asked to write this article about Canon lenses, and in particular the new RF line, I thought I should give an explanation of Canon's history with lenses, talk about what we believe customers are looking for in a lens today and how we went about developing the RF series and why. We value the input from our customers and from customers of other products so we really want to keep the conversation going to deliver the best products possible for the market. Canon has a long legacy in engineering quality optics for... [...]
Wed, Jun 05, 2019
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Canon EOS RP Video Features, Specs & Analysis Pretty much every DSLR and DSLM (digital single lens mirrorless) released in the last five years can capture high-quality video, and in that group every popular camera can capture that video in 4K. So when you say that the Canon EOS RP can shoot 4K video, it's less of a pat on the back for a job well done, and more of an expected standard feature. But even as such, the Canon EOS RP offers this standard feature in such a way as to feel like a minimum viable product rather [...]
Wed, Jun 05, 2019
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The Nik Collection has been through quite a journey over the years. The software plug-in suite has long been a staple of many photographer's editing workflows. After originally being released by Nik Software and undergoing regular updates, the software was purchased by Google and released into the world for free. Unfortunately, Google's priorities shifted and the plugin suite was ignored, rarely updated and then finally left to die. Last year, the Nik Collection and its U Point technology was pulled from its grave by DxO. After... (read more) [...]
Wed, Jun 05, 2019
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Since late last year, nine different astronauts from four nations have rotated through Expeditions 57, 58, and 59 aboard the International Space Station, which is still orbiting 250 miles above Earth more than 20 years since its first component was launched. These recent expeditions carried out observations and experiments related to cancer research, climate change, human endurance in microgravity, free-flying robotic exploration technologies, and much more. And of course, in their free time, the astronauts took hundreds of incredible photographs of our home planet from their unique vantage point. [...]
Tue, Jun 04, 2019
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• Click here to read our Panasonic LX100 II Field Test • A compact, fixed-lens camera with a bright aperture that still zooms and a fairly large sensor to go along with it is a rarity in the camera world. The Panasonic LX100 Mark II is such a camera, and our Man about Maine Jeremy Gray has been having fun in the field putting it through its paces. The original LX100 from 2014 checked a lot of key boxes for enthusiast photographers looking for terrific image quality in a compact shell, and the LX100 II is, of course, reported... [...]
Mon, Jun 03, 2019
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Landscape photographer Thomas Heaton has captured many landscape images over the years. Accordingly, he has learned a lot along the way. Although very broad, Heaton wishes that he had gained an understanding of light and subject earlier. What he means by this is that after learning about landscape photography and realizing that a photographer could go out into nature and shoot images, it still took a while after this realization to understand what good light looks like and how to make a strong image. At first, Heaton just assumed... (read more) [...]
Mon, Jun 03, 2019
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Sometimes a beautiful photograph is much more than that. The image below, which comes from The Ocean Agency, may be visually stunning, complete with vibrant colors, but it showcases the stark reality facing the world's coral reefs. In the last 30 years alone, it's estimated that over half of the world's live coral reefs have died, which has been a substantial blow to ocean ecosystems. The outlook remains negative, which is why the situation must change course quickly. The fluorescing corals featured in the image are not typically... (read more) [...]
Mon, Jun 03, 2019
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As the HBO miniseries Chernobyl comes to a conclusion tonight, viewers will have been taken on a dramatic trip back to 1986, experiencing the horror and dread unleashed by the world’s worst-ever civil nuclear disaster. Thirty-three years ago, on April 26, 1986, a series of explosions destroyed Chernobyl’s reactor No. 4, and several hundred staff and firefighters tackled a blaze that burned for 10 days and sent a plume of radiation around the world. More than 50 reactor and emergency workers were killed in the immediate aftermath. The workers and emergency responders were not the only ones to risk their [...]
Mon, Jun 03, 2019
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While we have shared videos showcasing the creative possibilities afforded to landscape photographers by telephoto lenses, it remains the case that the most popular landscape lenses, wide-angle lenses, have a lot to offer as well. Wide-angle photography comes with its own unique benefits and difficulties. The ability to capture an expansive scene is great, but it makes creating cohesive compositions more challenging. In the video below, photographer Mads Peter Iversen shares five tips for shooting powerful images using a 16-35mm... (read more) [...]
Sun, Jun 02, 2019
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For many photographers, an enjoyable part of the photographic process comes near the end, when you are able to share your work with others. While printing can be expensive, showing off your images doesn't have to be. In fact, you can create really nice slideshows – with background music – inside of Adobe Lightroom. In the video below, Attilio Ruffo goes through the step-by-step process to create a slideshow in Lightroom, including different options you have for visuals and music. A slideshow can be a great way to display not only... (read [...]
Sat, Jun 01, 2019
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This week's Firmware Friday roundup is more a story of imaging accessories than of camera firmware per se, but we've still a fair bit to discuss. As well as updates for the Ricoh GR III large-sensor compact, and for Blackmagic's professionally-targeted URSA Mini Pro G2 video camera, we've also news of new firmware for one of Canon's Speedlite strobes, and several of Blackmagic's viewfinder and fiber converter accessories. Let's roll up our sleeves and get right down to what's new! Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro G2, URSA... (read more) [...]
Fri, May 31, 2019
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Click here to read our Panasonic S1H Preview Though details are still quite limited, Panasonic has announced the development of the cinema-centric, video-focused LUMIX S1H, the third camera in their full-frame DSLM (digital single lens mirrorless) lineup. While the LUMIX S1 and S1R are both capable of outstanding video capture (with the S1R being the only DSLM capable of 4Kp60 uncropped on a full-frame sensor on the market at the time of publication), Panasonic wanted to develop a camera aimed specifically at the needs of... (read more) [...]
Fri, May 31, 2019
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Sunrise surfing in Australia, an eruption in Indonesia, whaling in the Faroe Islands, sky diving in New York, flooding along the Mississippi River, a horse rescue in tornado-hit Kansas, protests in Kashmir, an appearance by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in Washington, corgi racing in California, high diving in China, and much more [...]
Fri, May 31, 2019
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