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The new Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens was on display and available for use at the Sigma booth at this year’s CP Plus Camera and Photo Imaging Show, in Japan. Flanked by other Art Series lenses, the 24mm with an f/1.4 maximum aperture is sharp and contrasty, earning its chrome “A” badge on the side of the lens. Images shot...
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Best known for its high-end, powerful, extremely versatile, and fast studio power packs and heads, such as the Scoro System, Broncolor is ready to ship some new, accessible monobloc strobes that are compact and easy to use. Stylish with a minimalist design, the new...
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If you are a researcher of digital cameras’ sensor quality and specs, then you must be familiar with the website DxOmark.com, as well as the same company’s photo software. What you may not be familiar with is the equipment the company distributes to test and service cameras and lenses. At the CP Plus Expo, DxO had...
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At the shared Profoto and Hasselblad booth, the two staple brands of the rental and fashion photography market shared the stage with a display of traditional Japanese masks and a model in Japanese kimono. For Profoto, the strobe the company chose to showcase this year is...
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In the far corner of the CP+ Expo floor was a nostalgic and historic flashback to some iconic cameras from the distant to not-so distant past, brought down to the expo from the collection of the JCII Camera Museum, in Tokyo. The collection has everything from a classic 1929 Rolleiflex to a disposable camera that features Harry Potter, and is as fun and nostalgia-invoking for all ages as it is...
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The weekend crowds at CP Plus 2015 were intense; every major exhibitor had crowds three or four deep trying to shoot the models or handle the gear. Perhaps that is why I chose to seek out Zenelli, located at the far side of the expo hall. I’m really glad I did, because there I met Andrea Zen...
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In the following video, Allan Weitz walks us through the features of Rokinon’s latest full-frame lens releases, a 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC for stills shooters and the 135mm T2.2 ED UMC Cine DS for videographers, available in a...
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ILFORD papers had a tidy little display at CP Plus 2015, which was more like a small gallery exhibiting wonderful prints by equally wonderful photographers. The company also provided a printer, allowing you to print your own images on its paper. There are five new types of paper that made their premiere at CP Plus, all Galerie Prestige Inkjet paper. Four of these are 100% cotton papers without...
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This week in the news: Happy Friday the 13th from the Gear Roundup! Last week saw some pretty big announcements in the photo world. If you were out on assignment and missed the splashes, click here. This week, Gear Roundup sent a pair of roving reporters all the way to Japan to give us...
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On the floor of the CP+2015 Show, the new TG-860 Tough Camera was unforunately not on display, but Olympus did have the soon-to-be-replaced TG-850. Even better, they had several Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Digital...
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BlackRapid showed off a display of LensBling rear filter caps, as well as its full line of camera straps. New to the collection, although not premiering at CP Plus, are the Shot...
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It may not be the biggest display at CP Plus, but it sure had the biggest buzz. Every time I passed the Lytro booth, there were numerous assistants in Lytro jackets helping out a multitude of people with the touchscreen on the back of the...
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With arguably the most successful full-frame mirrorless cameras on the market, Sony is planning to add four new lenses to the FE, full-frame-covering E-mount line. They include a  24–240mm f/3.5-6.3, a Zeiss-badged 35mm f/1.4, a high-quality Sony G 90mm f/2.8 macro, and a 28mm f/2.0 that has two add-on lens converters: a fisheye and a wide-angle converter....
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At the CP Plus 2015 Show, in Yokohama, Japan, both the Sigma and Tamron exhibitions were surprisingly large, and at Tamron I was offered the chance to shoot all the lenses with the company’s cameras or arrange to use my own Nikon. I went with the latter option and tried the new...
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Ditch your camera bag, and carry your camera using a new line of creative camera straps from miggo that transform seamlessly into protective cases. Made for hikers, street photographers, and explorers, the miggo Strap & Wraps meld the convenience of a strap and camera wrap into one innovative design. When you’re finished shooting, you just throw your miggo swiftly into your messenger bag or...
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