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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One of the most underrated and possibly least understood tools of the macro world is the bellows. Seemingly antiquated and perhaps intimidating, a bellows is, simply put, a flexible tool that adds distance between a lens and your camera body to decrease the minimum focusing distance and increase your reproduction ratio. A bellows functions on the same concept as the more popular genre of...
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A long-reaching zoom within a compact form factor, the Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary spans a telephoto to super telephoto range while remaining easily hand-holdable. Its optical design incorporates four Special Low Dispersion elements to control chromatic aberrations and color...
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In the close-up, high-magnification world of macro photography, it is seldom that the tools vary from the so-called “standards.” The main reason for this is that there is something simple and elegant about that classic 100mm f/2.8; it is a proven design that simply works well. It offers a comfortable working distance, is easy to design to 1:1 magnification, and is versatile in that many...
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Definitively unique with its close-up capabilities, the Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro is a specialized lens for extreme macro applications. Despite its wide-angle focal length, the lens is solely intended for working with nearby subjects and has a minimum working...
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Characterized by its sleek form factor, the Canon EOS M6 is a versatile mirrorless camera that records stills and video. Revolving around a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 image processor, the M6 is capable of shooting stills at up to 9 fps, Full HD 1080p/60 video, and offers a sensitivity...
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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...
2 months ago
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The core component within Hasselblad’s modular medium format H system, the H6X is a versatile camera body designed to accept the full range of HC/HCD lenses, digital and film backs, and a series of removable viewfinders. Its H interface supports working with a range of digital backs,...
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A newcomer to the world of lenses, Irix is making a splash with its initial release of two ultra-wide primes: an 11mm f/4 and a 15mm f/2.4. And in unique fashion, Irix is splitting its series in two by releasing a “budget” and...
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Pleasing photographers and filmmakers alike, Sekonic has released its newest flagship light meter: the Speedmaster L-858D-U. Succeeding the L-758-series of dedicated photo and cine meters, the new L-858D-U meter offers a comprehensive set of photo and filmmaking measuring...
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Dearest Mamiya 7 II, We’ve been together since the fall of 2004, and now, going on a nearly 13-year relationship, I still love you just as much as the day I met you. I remember seeing you from afar in the early aughts, wishing someday you could be mine. Then, by pure luck, I saw you up for auction one day and, better yet, by a local seller in Manhattan and for a very fair price. I emailed the man...
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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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Offering a versatile range of accessories for conveniently and securely mounting rectangular filters to your lens, Wine Country Camera has developed a system of adapter rings, Filter Vaults, and filter holder kits for both 100 x 100mm and 100 x 150mm sizes. In addition to the mounting tools, the manufacturer has also designed a dedicated...
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Blending a sleek design with versatile shooting capabilities, Pentax has released the KP DSLR, which is poised to be both the compact APS-C model in their DSLR lineup, as well as an apt performer for low-light shooting. Additionally, in typical Pentax fashion, the exterior of the body can be...
4 months ago
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Breathing life into an historic brand, Meyer-Optik Gorlitz has reëmerged with a series of new lenses based on classic optical designs, but updated for modern use. Most reminiscent of the company’s legacy lenses is a pair of Trioplans: the 100mm f/2.8 and the...
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With Apple’s latest release to its ever-popular line of MacBook Pro notebooks, the tech giant has brought a new physical update to the 13.3" and 15.4" models, with the Touch Bar....

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