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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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In a single sweeping announcement, Joby has unveiled a major update to its line of GorillaPod flexible mini-tripods. Fifteen new products have been released to satisfy the needs of consumers and professionals alike, including options with magnetic feet, smartphone clamps, and GoPro pin-joint mounts. Joby is offering improved versions of many of its older stands, from the compact...
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You can’t beat the camera you always have with you. It is now most likely that the images you see on a Facebook feed, Snapchat, or texts were taken with a smartphone. Nowadays, it isn’t uncommon to see news stories relying on smartphone video to make their case. One issue with the smartphone is its lack of ergonomics or features when it comes to making images, so here are some tips and tools to...
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Even among the most serious professional photographers, there is recognition that the smartphone is an extraordinarily capable and convenient tool. They have it easy, though, with years of experience that make taking a photo with their mobile devices intuitive, and then follow it up with stellar editing that really...
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There is something about holding a print in your hands that can never compare to the digital screens of our smartphones. I must admit, Instagram and Snapchat may be great for getting more eyes on your work but, if you really want to make an impression, then the best bet is to hand your friends, both old and new, a physical photograph at a party. So how do you go about getting your everyday snaps...
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If inspiration is what you are looking for, the story of how Eric Kruszewski became a photographer should supply you with plenty of it. Of course, it all starts with a personal desire but, planning, networking, hard work, and even a simple Google search like the eponymic one above, all go into the recipe for success. Photographs © Eric...
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Are you reading this because you are wondering if the new Nikon D850 camera is better than the Nikon D810? Are you questioning whether the aging D800 that has been your high-resolution workhorse for...
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While strolling through Midtown Manhattan with my family over the weekend, we stopped for a few minutes at the courtyard of the Stephen A. Schwarzman building, the main branch of the New York Public Library. It was one of those moments during the golden hour in which the light was hitting the architecture just right, and I’d wished I’d had my camera with me. This library never stood out to me as...
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After months of running around with nothing but mirrorless and rangefinder cameras, the first thing that came to mind when I picked up the new Pentax flagship DSLR was, “Geeeeeez this puppy’s heavy…” The Pentax K-1 is, indeed, a heavy camera, especially when paired with an...
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Whether you hate ’em or love ’em, there is no getting around ’em—literally. I have been bonked on the head by a selfie stick on the busy streets of New York, while skiing, and even in the confines of a major arena during a basketball game. Let’s add to their numbers on the street with a convenient...

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