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Full-Frame Digital vs Large Format Film: A Side-by-Side Comparison – Photography Article

Photographer Usman Dawood of Sonder Creative recently teamed up with film photographer Adam French to put together an intriguing portrait comparison: high-resolution full-frame digital vs 4×5 large format film. They shot both cameras at about the same FF equivalent focal length, and then compared the resulting images side by side for your viewing pleasure. The video serves two purposes. First, Dawood wanted to address the common comment that “larger sensors produce shallower depth of field,” which is a simplification. In…

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How Much RAM Do You Really Need to Edit Photos in Lightroom? – Photography Article

How much RAM do you really need to edit photos in Adobe Lightroom? 8GB? 16GB? 32GB? And how much of a difference would upgrading your current system actually make? Ryan of Signature Edits decided to find out, and he’s put together a helpful comparison video to share his results. In the video above, Ryan starts out by covering what RAM does and doesn’t do. Some less tech-y types tend to think that “More RAM” always equals “Better Performance,” but that’s…

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Pro Wedding Photographers Compare iPhone 11 Pro to Canon 5D Mark IV – Photography Article

There’s no doubt the iPhone 11 Pro’s new triple camera and computer vision tech has significantly improved the smartphone’s camera performance, especially in low light. But how far has the phone really come, and can the results hold up against a DSLR in the hands of a wedding photographer? San Francisco-based wedding photographers Jamie and Lauren Eichar of Eichar Photography wanted to find out, so they took the new iPhone 11 Pro out alongside their trusty Canon 5D Mark IV…

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Comparing 17 Photography Lighting Modifiers – Photography Article

With the huge range of lighting modifiers available–umbrellas, beauty dishes, soft boxes, octaboxes, and on and on and on—it can be hard for a first time buyer to understand the differences and decide how to best spend their money. Photographer Scott Choucino to the rescue. Choucino is primarily a food photographer under the moniker TinHouse Studio, and he’s amassed a large number of modifiers in his little warehouse. So rather than let them sit and languish, he decided to put…

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I Ordered Prints from Flickr, Here’s How They Turned Out – Photography Article

After learning about Flickr’s new printing service last week, I decided to check the cost of prints. I want to build a physical portfolio, and have been unhappy with the quality of prints from local shops—I expect to get what I paid for (not a ton) and even then have been disappointed. So I ordered two prints from Flickr, both 8×10″, both black and white. I only did this because I can’t afford to print my entire (current) portfolio at…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Own a 24-105mm Lens – Photography Article

Landscape photographer Mads Peter Iversen swears by his 24-105mm f/4 lenses. While many landscape shooters prefer ultra-wide angle lenses in the 14-24mm range, or will opt for a 24-70mm mid-range zoom, Iversen believes a 24-105 is the better choice. In the video above, he explains why. The advice Iversen gives is focused primarily on landscape photography, but the overarching point applies to almost anybody: this lens is a jack of all trades. He argues that a 24-105mm lens offers a…

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Canon RF 28-70 f/2 VS Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8 – Photography Article

Back in July, photographer Patrick Seguin took advantage of his CPS membership to test out one of the most beastly lenses Canon has released in recent memory: the Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 L USM. In the video above, he pits this lens against the tried and true EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM to see just how much better the new RF lens performs. Canon hasn’t been bashful about sharing the advantages of the wider, shallower RF mount found on its…

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24m vs 35mm vs 50mm vs 85mm vs 135mm – Photography Article

Portrait photographer Julia Trotti recently put together a useful comparison video for beginners where she captures portraits using a crop-sensor camera and her most-used prime lenses: a 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm and 135mm. Plenty of people have done comparisons like this using full-frame cameras and, in fact, Trotti did that comparison first. But after publishing that video, the most common request in the comments was to do a follow-up on a crop-sensor body. Given how much more affordable and accessible…

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Can You Shoot Professional Bird Photos on a Budget? – Photography Article

Bird photography—or any wildlife photography, really—is one of the most expensive genres you can get into. A professional birding setup can easily cost you $20,000+. But can you can similar results for 10x less? Bird photographer Jan Wegener decided to find out. In the video above, Wegener put his ~$20,000 setup—Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM, Gitzo Tripod, Wimberley Gimbal Head, and some flash accessories—up against a ~$2,000 kit consisting of a used Canon 5D…

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Comparing Three of the Most Popular Medium Format Color Films – Photography Article

If you’re just getting started with medium format film photography, NYC-based photographer and YouTuber Willem Verbeeck created a useful comparison video that may help you decide on your first 120 film purchase. In the video, Verbeeck compares three of the most popular 120-format color film options currently on the market: Kodak Portra 400, Fujicolor Pro 400H, and Lomography 400. All three will cost you between $6 and $8 per roll of 16 exposures—$19 for a 3-pack of Lomography 400, $35…

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$6,700 iMac Pro vs $5,700 PC – Photography Article

Pye Jirsa over at SLR Lounge recently published a Mac vs PC comparison that answers an important question for photographers: which is better for Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, a powerful iMac Pro or an equivalent custom-built PC? It’s important to note that this is not a straight-up Mac vs PC “shootout” that takes every variable into account vis-a-vis operating system, upgradability, etc. It’s just meant to pit a very powerful Apple computer against a very powerful custom built PC and…

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Trying 10 Lenses Under $100 – Photography Article

Andrew of husband and wife photography team Denae and Andrew recently partnered up with KEH to test out 10 of the best-selling vintage 50mm lenses on the used market. From old Nikon and Canon glass, to Minolta, Pentax and even a Contax lens, all of these can be had for under $100, and Andrew wanted to find out which of the 10 performed best. One note: Andrew tests all 10 lenses on his Fujifilm X-T3, so there is an APS-C…

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Nikon at Top, Leica at Bottom – Photography Article

The quality of a camera’s shutter sound probably isn’t high on the list of what any photographer considers when looking to buy a new body, but Lensrentals has just published a tongue-in-cheek review/comparison of shutter sounds anyway. “As a leading authority on optical testing and product reviews, it occurred to the Lensrentals staff recently that we owed it to The Internet to explore the final frontier of camera comparisons, a comprehensive examination of shutter sounds,” the camera gear rental company…

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Comparing Real Film Grain to Adobe Lightroom Film Grain – Photography Article

In my never-ending search for that “special” photographic look that sets me apart from the competition, I recently discovered that overexposing film increases the grain and adds a vintage pictorial look to my images. So I wanted to explore that look further. To that end, I wanted to find out if this film grain can be copied in the digital world using Adobe Lightroom. So I went out and shot a few rolls of film and shot the same images…

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First Look at Full-Res RAW Files from the 61MP Sony a7R IV – Photography Article

A lot has been said about the quality of the images coming out of the 61MP Sony a7R IV, but most of the first impressions we’ve seen are based on JPEGs. Now, thanks to Jared Polin of Fro Knows Photo, you can get take a close look at full-res RAW files captured with Sony’s new camera and see how they hold up. Since the native RAW files from the Sony a7R IV are not yet supported by Adobe (or any…

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Amateur with Fuji GFX 50R Takes On Pro with Google Pixel 3 – Photography Article

The folks over at popular tech channel Linus Tech Tips recently did something fun. They combined your standard Amateur vs Pro photography challenge with the Pro Gear vs Smartphone trope to answer a different kind of question: Can a rote amateur with an expensive camera beat a professional who’s using only a smartphone? For this video, the amateur was Linus himself using a mirrorless medium format Fujifilm GFX 50R, and the professional he’s pitted against is Linus Tech Tips cinematographer…

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Who is the King of Compacts? Ricoh GR III vs Fuji X100F – Photography Article

If you’re going to get serious about shooting all the time, the best camera you can buy yourself is a quality compact. High-end DSLRs and interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras can be intimidating to shoot with for the everyday photos, not to mention an unnecessarily heavy load to carry. A compact is a camera you can take everywhere that will distinguish you from other “phonetographers” in both improved control and image quality. There are two premium compacts that I was stuck…

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Image Quality and High ISO Comparison – Photography Article

When Sony announced the 61MP a7R IV this week, both presenters were quick to say that the camera’s full-frame sensor “rivaled medium format” thanks to its combination of resolution and dynamic range. But was that engineering truth, or marketing speak? Photographer Matt Granger decided to find out. Granger happens to have the Fuji GFX 50r, Hasselblad X1D II 50c and Sony a7R IV in his studio right now, so he decided to do a quick shoot with a non-model and…

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Sony a7R III vs a7R IV Image Quality Comparison – Photography Article

How much of a difference can an extra 19MP and a newly-designed really make? Apparently, quite a bit, as you can see in this quick side-by-side comparison of JPEGs shot on the 42MP Sony a7R III and the newly released 61MP Sony a7R IV. The short comparison was created by Tony & Chelsea Northrup, who were at the announcement event in New York yesterday and were able to start testing the new full-frame mirrorless camera right away. The duo shared…

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Nikon Takes the Crown, Sony G Master Needs Work – Photography Article

Roger Cicala at LensRentals is on a quest. A quest to MTF everything that moves… or in this case zooms. After putting off zoom lens comparisons as long as possible, Roger finally bit the bullet and published his 70-200mm f/2.8 MTF chart comparison. What’s an MTF Chart? For those of you who need a refresher, MTF charts measure a lens’ contrast and resolution from the center all the way out to the corners, putting hard numbers to a lens’ overall…

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Can You Actually Tell the Difference? – Photography Article

Given how much more it costs to buy an f/1.4 prime compared to an f/1.8, beginners in particular often ask if the upgrade is worth it. Build quality and optical quality being equal, is the difference in light gathering capability and depth of field noticeable? Can you really tell? Photographer and YouTuber Pierre Lambert decided to do a blind “taste test” so to speak and find out if his viewers could actually tell the difference between photos shot at multiple…

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Sigma fp vs Sony, Nikon, Canon and Panasonic – Photography Article

Much has been made of the tiny new Sigma fp, officially the world’s smallest full-frame mirrorless camera as of this writing. But just how small is this thing compared to the competition from Sony, Nikon, Canon and fellow L-Mount Alliance member Panasonic? Thanks to the folks at Camera Size, who have already added the Sigma fp and compatible L-mount lenses to their directory, we now can. Here are a two angles comparing the Sigma against the Sony a7III, Nikon Z6,…

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Does Sensor Size Affect Depth of Field: The Definitive Answer – Photography Article

In this video, I’m going to put to rest this question once and for all: does sensor size affect depth of field? I’ll be physically taking pictures with a full-frame camera and a Micro 4/3 camera, and showing you the visual difference in a range of aperture settings. There are lots of theories and opinions on this but here is the definitive answer. See for yourself and let us know what you think. Is there a difference in sensor sizes…

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Is Canon’s New RF 85mm f/1.2L Lens Worth It? – Photography Article

Ever since Canon and Nikon debuted their latest lens mounts, there’s been a lot of talk about the “optical advantages” of the shallower, wider Z and RF-mounts. Canon even released a video more-or-less shaming their own EF lenses by comparison. But does this translate into meaningful real-world results? Photographer Matt Granger recently set out to answer this question by comparing the tried and true Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II on the Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR against the brand new…

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24mm vs 35mm vs 50mm vs 85mm vs 135mm – Photography Article

Photographer Julia Trotti made this 7-minute video that shows how your choice of focal length affects your results in portrait photography. Trotti photographed the same model using her Canon 5D Mark III and every prime lens she owns: a Sigma 24mm f/1.4, Canon 35mm f/1.4, Canon 50mm f/1.2, Canon 85mm f/1.2, and Canon 135mm f/2. The photos were the enhanced with her $25 Aspen Lightroom Preset. For her first test, Trotti used each lens while she and her model stayed…

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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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