Bjorn Petersen

Bjorn Petersen

Bjorn Petersen is a photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. He has exhibited his work in the USA and internationally, and has also self-published several books of his photographs.

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Fujifilm has just released the instax SQUARE SQ20, continuing its push in the unique realm of hybrid digital cameras. Successor to the SQ10, the SQ20 operates on the same premise—it's a digital camera at heart, with the ability to output square-format, 2.4 x 2.4" filmic prints of your shots on the fly. The pluses of this workflow reside in the application of creative filters and effects to your...
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Always progressing, Samyang has expanded its portfolio with the new AF 85mm f/1.4 EF lens, a portrait-length prime featuring an advanced autofocus motor. Unique to the familiar manual focus options, this new autofocus-enabled lens sports an Ultrasonic Dual Linear motor, which affords fast and...
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Continuing its expansion into the world of autofocus lenses, Rokinon has just announced the AF 85mm f/1.4 EF lens; a fast portrait-length prime for Canon EF-mount DSLRs. The 85mm is often thought of as the ideal lens for portraits, and the bright f/1.4 maximum aperture complements this by...
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Venus Optics continues to intrigue and impress with the release of two new lenses that rank high on the uniqueness scale. The Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D lens is an ultra-wide option for APS-C-format mirrorless cameras, and provides a very broad field of view to suit a variety of creative...
5 months ago
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Expanding its instant film lineup, or perhaps squaring-up the lineup, Fujifilm has just announced its newest instant film camera, the instax SQUARE SQ6. Distinct from the SQUARE SQ10, the new SQ6 is a purely analog instant film camera, forgoing the hybrid digital/film technology in...
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Adding to the always-popular market of rugged cameras, Panasonic has just introduced the Lumix DC-TS7 digital camera. With this release, Panasonic is separating itself from the norm with some unique features among these tough point-and-shoots, most importantly with the inclusion of...
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Expanding Hasselblad's mirrorless system with an expansive ultra-wide-angle lens, the XCD 21mm f/4 is the widest lens the famed Swedish manufacturer has ever produced. Designed for the svelte...
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Hitting the scene with a versatile lineup of all-manual primes for mirrorless cameras, 7artisans Photoelectric lenses are now available at B&H for Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, and APS-C-format Sony E-mount cameras. Covering a range from ultra-wide to normal, these optics are characterized by their simple and refined designs, all-metal lens-barrel construction, and fast maximum apertures....
6 months ago
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Fujifilm continues to round out its popular medium format mirrorless system with the introduction of the longest G-mount lens to date: the GF 250mm f/4 R LM OIS WR. This long, 200mm equivalent telephoto prime complements the existing GF lens lineup and features the same weather resistance and...
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Leica has added a third zoom to its ever-growing SL system, with the Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH. Designed to cover the wide end of Leica's zoom lineup, this 16-35mm is ideal for landscape, architecture, and group-portrait applications due to its super wide...
7 months ago
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Opteka is hitting the scene with a full range of manual focus prime lenses designed for a variety of mirrorless systems. Ranging from the dramatic and unique 6.5mm f/2 Circular Fisheye to the compact 50mm f/2, each of these lenses features a compact, all-metal design with manual focus operation and advanced optical designs to realize sharp, clear imagery. Opteka's new lineup is designed for APS-C...
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What looks like a camcorder from the 1980s, takes upwards of 75 shots per roll, and is really an SLR with a built-in 3x zoom lens? The answer: the Kyocera/Yashica Samurai X3.0. This uniquely little, albeit somewhat big, camera is a half-frame 35mm film camera, meaning that instead of taking 24 x 36mm images, it records 17 x 24mm images. And since these frames are half the size of a standard 35mm...
8 months ago
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After a long time denying my eventual acceptance of mirrorless cameras, early in 2017 I finally made the switch. No, this isn’t an article about why I switched from so-and-so to so-and-so.Tthis, rather, is about why I have grown to accept—to love—the Sony a7R II for what it is and what it allows me to...
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Every photographer has that dream piece of equipment that they aspire to own someday. You know, the one thing that’s just a little bit out of reach, whether because of price or rarity, or even just because you can’t justify owning it. It’s that one piece of gear you think about often and tell yourself that it will change the way you make photographs. No matter how incorrect this statement might...
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Sometimes the best lens isn’t necessarily the best lens. This statement rings especially true for me and my newest favorite lens, the unfortunately discontinued Voigtländer Color Heliar 75mm f/2.5. Since picking it up a little more than a year ago, this tiny, modest portrait-length...
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