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With her latest book, KISS: 1977-1980, just released, legendary rock ’n’ roll photographer Lynn Goldsmith joins us to talk about her time with this extraordinary band and what drew her to photograph and befriend them. In addition to the stories behind some...
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There are plenty of ways to change the look of your film or video; it could be by changing the aperture, turning on a light, or even simply taking the camera off the tripod. If you really want to start experimenting, though, one of the most interesting (and fun!) ways of doing this is to start playing with the shutter speed. Relatively speaking, it wasn’t all that long ago that inexpensive...
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Rokinon has introduced a new addition to its SP-series high-performance lenses: the Rokinon SP 14mm f/2.4. Available in Canon and...
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Single lens reflex cameras (SLRs) began arriving on our shores from post-war Japan during the mid-1950s. Though reflex viewing systems have been around since the first camera obscura was introduced, in 1676, consumers had to wait until 1936 when Exacta introduced the Ihagee Kine, the first consumer 35mm SLR. Other companies soon joined the party. In 1959, Nikon raised a number of eyebrows when it...
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Preparations for PhotoPlus Expo have begun, with Zeiss getting a head start with today’s announcement of its latest full-frame lens: the Milvus 25mm f/1.4 for Canon EF and Nikon F. This...
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If you’re a photo or video editor who needs to work from their mobile device or perform backups while traveling or on location, consider the GNARBOX Portable Backup & Editing System. Already available in 128GB, GNARBOX has just upped the ante by increasing the flash storage capacity...
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As a photographer, I’ve learned to appreciate the subtle and not-so-subtle differences between lenses of differing focal lengths. I’ve used full-frame lenses as wide as 10mm, as long as 1200mm, and just about every focal length in between but, for some reason, 135mm lenses have never resonated with me. Give me an 85mm or 105mm lens and I’m happy. Ditto 150mm and 180mm lenses. But mount a 135mm...
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A legendary lens with a limited run of just 3,000 units, the original Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2 was a unique offering from Leica that focused on creating a dreamy, soft image. Today the company has revealed a modern recreation of this optic that manages to retain the classic look in both its rendering and its exterior. Claiming to have an optical design like the original, the new Thambar also features...
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Lensbaby wants to make it easy for you to find the perfect present for your photographer friends and family members, with the creation of the Limited Edition Velvet & Twist Gift Set for full-frame Sony E,...
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Rokinon has been doing a great job in its quest to create high-quality, feature-rich, affordable optics, which is furthered today with the release of the AF 35mm f/1.4 FE Lens for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras. The lens is a top-tier choice, with its fast f/1.4 maximum aperture that works...
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Canon has gone for enhanced image quality by using a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor in the PowerShot G1 X Mark III, a first for its line of point-and-shoot cameras. This configuration provides it with capabilities near that of DSLR or mirrorless cameras, but in a compact, all-in-one body that features a 24-...
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Continuing to strengthen its lineup of enticing manual focus primes for full-frame and APS-C Sony E mirrorless shooters, Voigtlander has just announced the Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical lens. Keeping with Voigtländer’s preference for this unique, not-too-wide, not-too-long focal length,...
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Steve Simon is The Passionate Photographer, and in the short conversation we had with him at the 2017 OPTIC Conference, it became clear why. Not only does he exude a passion for photography (and for cameras) but his photographs are imbued with humanity, humor, a wonderful sense of composition, and his talent for capturing the...
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The iPhone camera is a simple point-and-shoot photographic tool, right? Yes, it is, but, even using the basic iPhone camera app, the photographer has many different options for capturing the best possible image. Here we will give you a quick-and-dirty guide to getting intimate with your iPhone’s camera. 1. There are many ways to activate the iPhone camera....
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As we grow increasingly dependent on mobile devices in daily life, social media becomes more inextricably linked to mobile culture. Anyone steeped in such things undoubtedly knows that the primary device for tracking data through social media is the symbol commonly known as a pound sign (or octothorpe in the UK), placed directly in front of a keyword (or words). Entering such text on a social...

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