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According to Tokina, “FíRIN” is a variation of an old Irish word Fírinne, which means “truth,” “what is real,”or “being true to someone or something.” Unlike the consumer-targeted offerings previously marketed by Tokina, FíRIN-series lenses are designed, manufactured, and marketed as premium-quality lenses that equal or surpass their name-brand counterparts in terms of build and image quality. (...
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The Meyer Optik Gӧrlitz Trioplan 100 f/2.8 is a new lens with a long history. Dating back more than a hundred years, the Trioplan 100 is a triplet design which, as the name implies, only contains three lens elements. Why people would be interested in an optical dinosaur a century down the pike has to do with the...
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If you’d like to start taking professional-quality close-ups of the world around you without having to upgrade your existing camera and lens system or purchase a macro lens, you’re going to find this post quite agreeable. Without pooh-poohing the imaging abilities of the flagship cameras from any of the major camera manufacturers, there’s little doubt the picture-taking abilities of entry-level...
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The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-5 has arrived and it is very, very good! The good news is that if you never picked up the very good Stylus Tough TG-4, you can now grab this feature-packed, rugged Tough TG-5 camera and go out shooting. The bad news is that if you have a Tough TG-4, there is now something even better on the market and you will probably want to upgrade. Photographs © Todd Vorenkamp...
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Question: Is there a “best” format for shooting macro close-ups? If you tell me “full-frame,” I won’t argue with you. I’ve taken many fine macro close-ups with 4 x 5" studio cameras, medium-format cameras, APS-C, Micro Four Thirds, and even point-and-shoot cameras. And you know what? They’re all perfect in their own way. Above image: Detail, old railroad tie (Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 30 f/3.5...
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While the “professional” 1D series may get the title of flagship DSLR, it is Canon’s 5D series that gets all the attention. With the release of the EOS 5D Mark IV a few months ago, we received a variety of highly anticipated new features, including a higher-resolution sensor, improved low-light performance...
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For starters, how good is your job when you’re given an incredible lens—not yet available for purchase—and told to go play with it for the weekend? Answer: it’s pretty good. Even better is when that weekend coincides with a photo shoot aligned with that lens’s capabilities, in this case a concert in a small, dark club. Photographs © John Harris At the concert, the lens, the new...
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Zeiss continues to stun with the rate at which they pump out near-perfect glass, this time with the introduction of the Batis 135mm f/2.8 lens for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras. Before jumping into our hands-on impressions, let me run through the core features and specs of this new lens....
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Another year, another mid-range Nikon DSLR. Succeeding 2015’s D5500, 2017 has brought the newest iteration of the D5xxx series, with the D5600. This camera, and the series in general, is Nikon’s bread and butter, and represents a healthy mid-point in its DSLR lineup. It is not a top-of-the-line...

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In the following video, photographer David Flores demonstrates the advantages of a dedicated filter system using the 100mm Firecrest Filter Holder Kit, from Formatt-Hitech. Flores first shows us the filter holder and how to use it, including its ability to accept two 100mm...
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Many serious underwater photographers travel with large DSLR cameras in huge housings. They also need a variety of lenses, ports, lights, and other accessories. As housings for small point-and-shoot cameras became accessible, underwater photography has become very popular. Above photograph:  Amanda Cotton, using Fantasea Line FRX100 IVRon Watkins In the past, these cameras had many limitations,...

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In this B&H Quick Look video, photographer David Flores introduces Memento Smart Frames, a unique, state-of-the art 4K smart frame that enables you to display photographs digitally in a cutting-edge frame that emulates the look of traditional print photographs. Memento Smart Frames, which support...
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When 35mm reflex cameras (SLRs) began arriving on our shores 70-odd years ago, the widest focal length lenses available at the time were 35mm (about 60° AoV). Wider-angle non-retrofocus lenses existed, but because their rear elements back-focused to within 5 to 10mm from the focus plane (film or camera sensor), they proved impractical for use in SLRs, which require 35-40mm of back focus to...
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For some time, Capture One has built its reputation on its efficiency and quality. Much like Phase One’s cameras and other hardware, Capture One has the aura of a truly professional tool, with few unnecessary features, but a whole lot of functionality available for nearly all aspects of image editing. Best known for its tethered-shooting feature set, Capture One has also gradually shifted into...

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According to the warranty that accompanies every Pelican Hard Case, these hard-shelled cases are guaranteed for life against everything and anything, with the exception of shark bites, bear attacks, and children under 5' tall. In this B&H Photography video, we take a Pelican hard case out on the town to see how tough Pelican cases really are.

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