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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Another year dedicated to mirrorless, 2021 has been an exciting time for camera development. Some of the top trends of 2021 include the rise and introduction of mirrorless flagship cameras, mirrorless medium format becoming more accessible, and the increase in popularity of vlogging and content creator-aimed cameras. As cameras generally become better, there are essentially no “bad cameras” left...
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Today’s news is two-fold: Olympus is now OM SYSTEM, and to kickstart this new brand identity, the brand is releasing the M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm f/1.4 PRO lens. This lens signals a change in identity but also shows a respectable level of commitment by OM SYSTEM, with the...
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During a solid year of camera and lens development, Sony had a productive 2021 that saw a great deal of attention given to the prime lens. With six primes and one zoom being released over the past 12 months, Sony made a concerted effort to release some tempting, but humble, compact prime lenses along with some more high-end and fast G Master lenses. The brand has clearly reached a level of...
1 month ago
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The holiday season is a time for lights, but it can also be a time to delve into lighting as a tool, especially if you’re a photographer. Photography is all about light, and knowing how to use it, shape it, and control it gives you that much more command over your photo practice. Especially during wintertime, when the days are shorter, it’s the perfect time to hone your lighting skills or help...
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Going all-in on mirrorless, Nikon spent its 2021 rounding out the Z system with new cameras and lenses. Focusing on the lenses, Nikon split its attention between both specialized and longer glass, along with some new compact options for FX and DX formats. Along with the lens releases from the past couple of years, it’s interesting to see Nikon’s mirrorless system mature and to see all the staple...
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With another year dedicated to mirrorless, Canon had a productive 2021 regarding lens releases, with seven new optics added to its rapidly growing RF system. The brand’s releases this past year straddle both ends of the focal length spectrum, with a few falling into the ultra-wide-angle category and a few hitting the telephoto and super-telephoto sweet spots for which RF shooters, especially...
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Just as mirrorless is now the dominant camera type, full frame is now the dominant sensor size. It wasn’t too long ago when full-frame cameras were seen strictly as tools for professional and high-end photo applications due to their expense and the associated feature sets that were part of the complete full-frame camera system. Over the last few years, however, full-frame options have begun to...
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It wasn’t too long ago that a purpose-built camera specifically for vlogging would have been a surprising decision. Skip to 2021, where vlogging is a major demographic to attract in the camera market, and in which Sony designed the ZV-E10 to appeal specifically to this type of content creator...
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A pioneer of full-frame mirrorless, Sony has expanded its system into a full-fledged lineup that caters to all varieties of image makers. No longer a niche market, Sony recognizes the value and versatility of a full-frame sensor: Its large form factor yields excellent image quality, it’s the same size as 35mm film for a sense of familiarity, and it’s still small enough so the overall camera size...
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2 months ago
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The day is finally here! Canon has, at last, unveiled its topflight mirrorless camera, the EOS R3. Combining assets from the EOS R5 and the flagship EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR, the R3 is a high-performance body built for speedy shooting, featuring fast and precise focusing, and sporting a robust,...
2 months ago
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When looking for an ideal everyday lens, what pops into your mind? Wide-angle? Normal? If you’re looking for something from Nikon, the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 might be just the happy medium you’re seeking. Straddling wide-angle and normal-length fields of view, this svelte prime is about as versatile as a...
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Expanding its lineup of stylish, compact, and modest primes, Sigma has just announced two new I Series lenses: the 90mm f/2.8 DG DN and 24mm f/2 DG DN. Both of these lenses fall under the Contemporary...
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It has been more than four years since FUJIFILM entered the mirrorless medium format market with the original GFX 50S, and now the company is finally getting around to updating the focal point of this system with the GFX 50S II. Version II of this groundbreaking model sees a revised design, more...
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Looking to future-proof its X system, FUJIFILM has just announced a pair of upgraded fast prime lenses: the XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR and the XF 33mm f/1.4 R LM WR. These two lenses are a fresh take...
3 months ago
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Even though it saddens me to admit it, many of today’s photography programs are being taught using digital working methods exclusively. While I wish that every photo student had access to a traditional darkroom, I have to admit that printing digitally is certainly more in line with contemporary production and is a valuable skill that every student should learn. As a photo student, you’ll...
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