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In another exciting year for mirrorless cameras, we have seen the arrival of several models that continue to raise the bar for photo and video performance. With options ranging from compact retro designs to rugged SLR-style powerhouses, there has never been a better time to take the leap to a mirrorless system. Panasonic Releases High-End Options for Photo and Video We will start with Panasonic—...
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Whether you’re an East-Coaster looking to escape the cold this winter, or a resident of the West Coast or Southern Hemisphere with year-round opportunities for diving, there are tons of beautiful creatures and environments to photograph in the oceans of our planet. From the stunning coral reefs of Southern California to the incredibly diverse critters of the Caribbean and the 1,000 species of...
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Over the last few years, we have seen releases from Canon, Nikon, Sony, and...
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Over the past couple of years, a transition has occurred that is finally bringing medium format digital photography to the masses. With the introduction of the first mirrorless systems in the genre, as well as more players in the game than ever, medium format will likely continue to expand and evolve at a faster pace in the future. More brands are treading into the larger-than-full-frame waters,...
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For fans of the Fujifilm X system, each passing year brings more and more optical options for Fujifilm shooters. Add this year’s new medium format Fujifilm GFX and G system lenses, and there is no shortage of exciting news emerging from Fujifilm. Oh, and don’t forget to add a pair of very high-end cine lenses for the Sony E mount. X Series Let us start our re-cap in the X-Series world of Fujifilm...
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Getting the most out of your camera and lens often means having to go beyond the limitations of these basic, though very essential components. Regardless of your choice of camera systems, be it DSLR or mirrorless, there are many accessories designed to up your game as a photographer, and maybe even enhance your photographic experience. If your camera system of choice is a Micro Four Thirds (MFT)...
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Just last month, Canon announced a major milestone: it produced its 130-millionth EF-series lens, which should be no surprise considering the size and scope of the manufacturer’s current lens lineup. Even with an impressive history spanning more than 30 years, Canon is still improving and adding to the EF series, so let’s look back at what glass it developed and released in 2017. Early in the...
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The cameras in phones keep getting better and better, while the image quality in reduced-format cameras has shown superior quality in natural light. And they all have flashes, right? Then one day it hits you—usually after buying a DSLR and a flash—“I want more light,” and “I want it when I need it, not just on nice days, but maybe in the dark and rain.” Basically, you want to create light to more...
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Camera accessories: not only can they be entirely practical for the types of photography you enjoy, they can also give your camera a unique look and feel, while boosting performance. Fujifilm’s nice lineup of accessories, and an array of third-party accessories, allow Fujifilm photographers to...
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When you think of photography accessories, of what do you think? Cameras? Of course, they’re not. Lenses? No, too integral. Tripods? I feel they are their own item, not an accessory. Flashes? I say yes, because what good is a flash without a camera, but Nikon lists flashes as their own category, not an accessory. Can we all just agree that straps and caps are accessories and if not, how do you...
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Following up on a busy year for optics, 2017 has been a mellower year of lens releases for Nikon. This isn’t to say Nikon has been quiet this year, especially with the releases of the D850, D7500, and D5600 DSLRs and the company’s 100th anniversary, but 2017 has proved to be a more contemplative year for optical developments. Beginning in the middle of the year, Nikon had its large lens release,...
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While Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic, and Olympus continued to rain mirrorless cameras in 2017, the OGs of the photography game, Canon, Nikon, and Pentax, (mostly) stuck to their bread and butter: DSLRs. Whether you are shopping for a beginner or pro, there is a DSLR for you in the list below. Budget DSLR Pick: Canon EOS Rebel SL2 If you want more creative control than your mobile phone or point-and-...
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There’s no law that says cameras must look boring. Not that there’s anything wrong with boring-looking cameras, but there’s something to be said about a camera that turns heads out of curiosity, intrigue, confusion, or a combination of the three. The following cameras are “statement makers” that are guaranteed to turn heads and, better yet, elicit wonderful smiles. Question: What looks like a...
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The name Zeiss dates to the dawn of photography. Founded in 1846, Zeiss lenses are renowned for their high levels of resolving power, contrast, construction, and color rendition. Nowadays, sharp lenses are seemingly a dime a dozen, but few deliver the unique Zeiss optical signature. In one of the newer series of Zeiss lenses are the manual focus...
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Over the past couple of years, Sony has shown its commitment to elevating the performance of its mirrorless cameras to rival that of DSLRs. With its sight clearly on the professional market, Sony has released full-frame options for pixel peepers (a7R II), videographers (...

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