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Fujifilm Ends the Fujicolor Pro Line and Velvia 50 Sheet Film

Fujifilm has announced that it will be discontinuing a few more film products. The latest to be axed are Fujicolor 160NS Professional 120 film and Velvia 50 in 4×5 and 8×10 sheet sizes. In its press release announcing the discontinuation, Fujifilm explains that it was forced to make the decision because it can no longer […]

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Omnar Officially Launches the CN26-6 Rangefinder Lens for M-Mount

Omnar is a new lens manufacturer based in the United Kingdom that recently teased that it was producing a new lens using a custom design and repurposed Canon AF-10 optical elements. The lens can now be pre-ordered and will begin shipping in December. Omnar Lenses describes itself as a company that makes unique, limited edition […]

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Nikon Designs Two f/1.2 Zoom Lenses: 35-50mm and 50-70mm

Two Nikon patents have surfaced that show the company has designed two large-aperture zoom lenses presumably for its mirrorless Z-mount camera system: a 35-50mm f/1.2 and a 50-70mm f/1.2. Originally found by Asibonet (which was spotted by Mirrorless Rumors), the two patents describe a variable zoom lens system that is capable of maintaining a wide-open […]

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GoPro HERO10 Black Review: The Most Significant Refresh in Years

Every year like clockwork, GoPro introduces a new action camera with varying degrees of improvement upon the last. This year we have the HERO10 Black, the company’s second push into 5.3K video recording following the HERO9, but is there enough here to warrant buying the latest and greatest? Design and Build Quality The exterior of […]

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3D Print A Miniature Camera Crane For Your Desk

[embedded content] In this eight-minute video, the creative mind behind Mechanistic shows how he used a 3D printer to create a tabletop “Micro Jib.” Capturing product photos and video in small workspaces can be a tedious process without the right gear, but acquiring some of the higher-end tools needed can be very expensive and out […]

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SanDisk Professional G-Drives: New Name, Better Performance

G-Technology has been a mainstay brand for photographers for years, but was recently rebranded under SanDisk Professional. While the products now have a new name, has anything else changed? I have been a huge fan of G-Tech products since I got into the industry, and I still use a G-Tech RAID array every day. But […]

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The Best Backpacks and Bags for Photographers in 2021

A photographer’s bag is the unsung hero of the working professional. Without it, photographers simply could not do their jobs. But for as many good bags out there, there are hundreds of bad ones. Let’s sift through that noise. Backpacks are and will always be a highly contentious and subjective debate. Everyone has their favorite […]

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Panasonic Launches the L-Mount BS1H Full-Frame Box Camera

Panasonic has announced a new “box-style” Lumix mirrorless camera called the DC-BS1H. Similar in form-factor to the Micro Four Thirds BGH1, the BS1H packs a much larger 24-megapixel full-frame sensor. Just like the BGH1 featured similar specifications to the GH5S, the BS1H is a rehoused, reimagined version of the S1H. The boxy design prioritizes connectivity […]

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Nikon Teases the Coming Z9 and its Unusual Rear LCD

[embedded content] Nikon has published a 30-second ad spot that teases its forthcoming flagship camera and while not much was revealed in the short commercial, a quick glimpse of the rear LCD teases that it won’t be like every other on the market. Most of the new teaser is focused on visuals that aren’t the […]

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Sony Mavica FD5 Retro Review: The Camera That Used Floppy Disks

[embedded content] Back in the mid to late 1990s, digital cameras had a storage problem: they either used expensive memory cards or built-in memory with limited capacity and awkward cables. Both were holding back the adoption of consumer digital photography, so in 1997 Sony came up with an alternative so cunning that by the end […]

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‘Surfing’ SailDrone Captures Footage From Inside Hurricane Sam

[embedded content] Saildrone and The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have released the first video footage gathered by an unmanned surface drone (USV) from inside a major hurricane while it moved across the Atlantic Ocean. As announced on the NOAA website, the Saildrone Explorer SD 1045 was directed into the path of Hurricane Sam, […]

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An Intro to Flash Types in Photography, from 70W to 4800W

There are literally hundreds of different flashes on the market. With brands competing for attention and offering some very unique features, it is often hard to decide which flash to pick. What is more, buying a flash is sometimes like buying a whole lighting system. If someone buys Profoto they are likely to stick with […]

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Why Do Photographers Spend So Much on Monitors?

One of the most important tools in a photographer’s toolkit is something many may be surprised by – a color-accurate monitor. But why are they so expensive, and why should a photographer spend so much on one? Regardless of the camera system, lighting brand, and type of lenses that a photographer has in their hands, […]

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TTArtisan Launches 40mm Macro f/2.8 APS-C Lens for Multiple Mounts

TTArtisan has released the TTAritsan 40mm Macro f/2.8 APS-C lens which is compatible with Fujifilm X, Sony E, and Micro Four Thirds cameras. It costs just $100. TTArtisan’s latest lens is billed as a fast prime with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 and a 1:1 magnification which gives life-size reproduction, and a filter size of […]

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How to Make a DIY Photo Enlarger from an Afghan Box Camera

[embedded content] I previously shared how I converted my Afghan Box Camera into a slide projector. The principle of the slide projector involves putting a light source at the back whose light passes through some condenser lens. The light then goes through the slide, passes through the projector lens, and is projected at a larger […]

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No One Can Seem to Identify This Canon 400mm f/2 Lens

Filmmaker Joel Honeywell has a fascination with rare and unusual lenses, and after seeing a one-of-a-kind 400mm f/2 Canon lens for sale on eBay, he realized he had to have it. Based in London, Honeywell is a cinematographer who has historically focused on a lot of short-form projects before recently breaking into more long-form narrative […]

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