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High ISO and the Milky Way – Photography Article

For several years I had believed that shooting a medium format camera at high ISO would yield terrible results. Most likely there would be no point in trying, I thought. However, a few days ago I nevertheless brought the Pentax 645Z and the Pentax 25mm f/4 out into the darkness where the zoombies reign — in my imagination anyway. I would have loved to have an ultra-wide-angle f/2.8 lens on the 645Z. That would assuredly have been an advantage. On…

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Flagship or Missed the Boat? – Photography Article

I normally don’t write articles discussing new camera bodies like the Sony a6600, nor do I often get into fine detail on camera specs in general. But since I have been shooting with a Sony a6300 for a few years already, and have been eagerly wanting to upgrade to a newer Sony camera, I feel it is a good time for me to jump in on the subject. In New York, three days ago, Sony announced two new camera bodies…

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Five More Useful Things in the Cloud-based Lightroom Mobile App – Photography Article

Posted By Rob Sylvan on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 in Cloud-based Lightroom, Featured, Lightroom Mobile | My post from last week generated a few questions, so I thought I’d follow up with some answers and some more tips. Exposure Lock When faced with a tricky exposure situation and you want to ensure the camera doesn’t change its exposure settings due to changing light (like on a partly cloudy day) you can frame up your photo, tap on the subject to…

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Trump’s New Tariffs Could Drive Up the Prices of Cameras and Lenses – Photography Article

President Donald Trump made waves last week when he announced new tariffs on Chinese goods via Twitter. Trump writes: “Our representatives have just returned from China where they had constructive talks having to do with a future Trade Deal…Trade talks are continuing.” Trump goes on to explain that “the US will start, on September 1st, putting a small additional Tariff of 10% on the remaining 300 Billion Dollars of goods and products coming from China into our Country.” …during the…

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The $5K Leica Q2 Has a Bug That Saves Unrecognizable RAW Files – Photography Article

If you own the $5,000 Leica Q2 full-frame compact camera, you may want to be careful when shooting in the Continuous Super Speed drive mode. There’s a bug that’s leaving photographers with unreadable files. Iowa-based photographer Josh Byers tells PetaPixel that he discovered the bug while shooting an event. “I was shooting an event and in the middle changed my drive mode on my Leica Q2 to ‘continuous super speed,’” Byers says. “When I went to import them, all the…

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Photographer Turns Huge Shipping Container into Working Camera – Photography Article

For three weeks earlier this year, if you visited Northernhay Gardens in Exeter, UK, you would have found one of the largest and most unusual cameras in the world. It’s called the Container Camera, and the large-format-camera-and-darkroom-in-a-shipping-container was created by photographer and educator Brendan Barry. We first featured the strange camera last month in a roundup of odd photographic contraptions that Barry had built using everything from fruit, to mannequins, to a tree stump. He also authored a guest post…

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First Impressions and Real-World Photos – Photography Article

A few weeks ago, Sony asked me if I wanted to do a quick test run with the (at that time) unannounced Sony a7R IV. I was pleasantly surprised as I (and I am sure many others) expected the a7S III to come out first. I agreed and was excited to be one of the first in the world to test the new camera. Full disclosure: The author, photographer Albert Dros, is a Sony Global Ambassador of Imaging. I was…

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500px Blog » Top cameras and lenses for different styles of photography – Photography Article

The last few years have brought a wave of transformation in the field of digital photography, from the emergence of high-quality smartphone cameras to the mirrorless revolution. With so many options available to rent or buy, it’s an exciting time to be a photographer. Trends come and go, but great cameras and lenses stick around and leave their mark. Here’s a look at just eight pieces of gear that prove their worth time and again. If your specialty is landscape…

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Leica Unveils the V-Lux 5, the ‘Most Travel Ready and Versatile’ V-Lux – Photography Article

Leica has unveiled the V-Lux 5, the latest premium compact camera in Leica’s V-Lux lineup and a rebranded version of the Panasonic LUMIX FZ1000 II that was announced back in February. The Panasonic LUMIX DC-FZ1000 II Leica calls the new V-Lux the “most travel-ready and versatile V-Lux camera to date.” The overall design and specs of the V-Lux 5 are the same as the FZ1000 II. At the core of the camera is a 20-megapixel 1-inch CMOS sensor with an…

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Nikon to Ditch 1/3 of Its DSLR Lineup in Shift to Mirrorless: Report – Photography Article

When Nikon announced its Z Series full-frame mirrorless camera system last year, it called the Z mount “the new light that Nikon will use to pioneer the future.” In its new push toward mirrorless dominance, Nikon will reportedly be ending at least 1/3 of its F-mount DSLR models. Nikon currently has 8 active DSLR models in its latest F-mount lineup: the D5, D850, Df, D750, D500, D7500, D5600, and D3500 (ordered from high-end to entry-level). Nikon Rumors is hearing from…

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Leica Unveils the M-E (Typ 240) Entry-Level M Rangefinder – Photography Article

Leica has just announced the new M-E (Typ 240) digital rangefinder camera. The camera is designed for newcomers to the M system, “making it the new entry-point of Leica M rangefinders.” Inside the M-E (Typ 240) is a 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor backed by a Leica Maestro image processor and a 2GB buffer (up from the 1GB buffer of the original M240). The ISO range is 200 to 6400. Each of the cameras is handcrafted in Germany. The body is…

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Two Issues I Had with the Leica Q2 in the 1st Month: Dust and Banding – Photography Article

After using a Leica Q for 3.5 years, I decided to pre-order the eagerly anticipated Q2 in early March 2019. Despite owning a number of cameras over the years, the Leica Q had become my go-to camera for its light weight, small size, and high image quality. While I hope to do a full review of the unit in the future, I had two problems that caused me to send the unit to Leica’s service center within the first month.…

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Hasselblad X1D II 50C is a Faster and Cheaper Medium Format Mirrorless – Photography Article

Hasselblad today announced the new X1D II 50C medium format mirrorless camera, a followup to the X1D, which became the world’s first compact medium format mirrorless camera when it was unveiled back in 2016. “In the pursuit to continue the journey of taking medium format outside of the studio,” Hasselblad has put enhanced electronics in the camera for faster performance compared to its predecessor. The live view has a faster refresh rate, there’s reduced shutter lag, reduced blackout time between…

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Nikon to Unveil a Mid-Level Mirrorless That May Be Sub-$1,000: Report – Photography Article

The Nikon Z series of mirrorless cameras current consists of the $1,800 Nikon Z6 and the $3,400 Nikon Z7, but get ready for a third camera. Nikon will reportedly be announcing a “mid-level” Z mirrorless camera that may cost as little as $900. Nikkei is reporting that Nikon plans to announce the new camera in the 2019 fiscal year. Here’s a translation of the lead paragraph: Nikon will introduce a new mid-price mirrorless camera product in fiscal 2019. The same…

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Fujifilm Instax Mini LiPlay Prints Audio Onto Instant Photos – Photography Article

Fujifilm just announced the new Instax Mini LiPlay (pronounced “lee-play”), a hybrid camera that aims to take instant photography to the next level with a set of never-before-seen features. The Instax Mini LiPlay is the smallest and lightest Instax camera ever made, but it contains the most features of any Instax camera. On the back of the camera is a 2.7-inch color LCD screen that allows users to view and select their photos for printing as Instax Mini instant photos.…

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Why the Fujifilm GFX 100 is Next Level – Photography Article

There has never been a camera that combines such stunning image quality, resolution, dynamic range, autofocus performance, overall handling, and ergonomics like the new Fujifilm GFX 100 does. Previous medium format digital camera systems have been able to deliver very high-resolution images for a good 10 years now, but have sorely been lacking in handling and speed, particularly when it comes to autofocus performance, and especially with the limitation of only one central autofocus point. The GFX 100 on the…

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What’s New With the iPhone’s Camera and Photos Apps in iOS 13 – Photography Article

The 2019 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference kicked off in San Jose yesterday, and Apple made several major announcements (including the new Mac Pro and 6K display) during the keynote presentation. One of the unveilings was for iOS 13, and a number of big improvements are coming to the iPhone’s Camera and Photos apps. Portrait Lighting Apple is “taking portrait lighting to a new level.” There’s a brand new Camera Portrait Lighting effect called High-Key Mono. Portrait Lighting effects are now…

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CES 2019: Keep an eye on your door with Brinno’s Duo cam. – Time.Lapse Photography Article

The Brinno Duo Smart Peephole DoorCam enlists, you guessed it, your door’s peephole to keep watch. BY MEGAN WOLLERTONJANUARY 9, 2019 6:00 AM PST Meet Brinno’s Duo cam.Brinno Brinno’s Duo Smart Peephole DoorCam replaces your existing peephole to keep an eye on your front door. The startup says its DoorCam is simple to install and can be retrofitted to doors with peepholes. Rather than recording a video clip when the motion sensor detects activity, the Duo cam is supposed to…

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Ideal for Homeowners and Renters, Brinno Unveils DUO – the Most Affordable & Practical Smart Front Door Security Solution – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Brinno’s DUO smart peephole camera retrofits a front door peephole to offer a discreet Dual Screen / DualStorage DIY solution for home security Americans are no strangers to the troubling trends of break-ins and package-theft from homes & apartments.  Today, there are several IoT home security options targeted to tech-savvy young adults but they are often challenging to install by the average homeowner, can’t be used by renters, are visibly obvious to burglars, or require a monthly fee. Created for…

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Nikon Z6 and Z7 – Hands-On Preview – my first test and evaluation! – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Nikon has introduced a new mirrorless system (DSLM) along with two full-frame sensor cameras and three matching lenses, to begin with. There is also an adapter that adapts almost any F-mount lens to the new Z-Mount. I had the opportunity to try out the Z7 and Z6 cameras in advance and will tell you my first impressions here. I will add to this article as soon as I have further information / experience. Nikon enters the field of mirrorless full-frame…

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iOS Camera Apps and Lens Comparisons – iPhone Photography Article

I wondered to what extent camera apps create different images of the exact same composition when using my iPhone X camera hardware. Do they all call the same hardware functions and therefore produce the exact same image? Or, do app-specific incantations exist that voodoo the image into existence creating variance in the rendered images of the same compositions? Unsure, I decided to conduct an experiment and write this post: iOS Camera Apps and Lens Comparisons. The Camera Apps and Location Used…

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  Artistic Adventurer – Teri Lou: Night iPhone Photography Comparison – iPhone Photography Article

Since ProCamera just released the in-app purchase ‘LowLight+’ I went to the Portland Winter Light Festival to capture some comparisons between different camera apps.I am the visual comparison type, not the technical type so this comparison is purely visual for you to decide for yourself what image you like better. If you want to find out how the different apps are technically capturing the image I am sure there is plenty of opportunities to find out through a Google search.The…

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