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Nikon announces AF-S Nikkor 28mm F1.8 G full-frame wideangle prime

Nikon announces AF-S Nikkor 28mm F1.8 G full-frame wideangle prime | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"Nikon has announced the AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8 G, a fast wideangle lens for full frame SLRs such as the D800. It uses two aspherical elements in its 11 element / 9 group construction, along with Nano Crystal Coat to combat flare and ghosting. It can also be used on DX format cameras, giving a 42mm-equivalent 'normal' angle of view. It will be available from the end of May 2012 at a guggested retail price of $699.95."

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Camera fans fooled yet again by April Fools’ Day pranks

Camera fans fooled yet again by April Fools’ Day pranks | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
  Image: Photo Rumors April Fools’ Day is extra-hilarious for anybody who follows camera and photography news. Our little category has a healthy rumor mill, fueled by thousands of dedicated fanboys, many of whom are good with Photoshop,…

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Nikon Df review: a tale of two cameras - The Verge

Nikon Df review: a tale of two cameras - The Verge | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Nikon’s traditional strengths are very much evident in the Df: it’s built to last, takes amazing photos, and is compatible with one of the broadest and best lens ranges in the business. But then it’s also more than $1,000 more expensive than Nikon’s own D610, which is roughly the same size, much easier to use, and can record 1080p video.

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Jean-Marie Grange's curator insight, March 19, 9:22 AM

Another review of the DF...

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A 36-megapixel Pure Monochrome Camera (Modified Nikon D800)

A 36-megapixel Pure Monochrome Camera (Modified Nikon D800) | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"I am working with a modified Nikon D800 which has been altered so that it is now a true monochrome camera: no RGB filter array (removed), and of course no anti-aliasing filter. 36 megapixels that “see” in monochrome."

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Fuji X100s Review

Fuji X100s Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

There is one camera company that is really getting noticed these days, and that is Fuji. They seem unstoppable as they continually are releasing new cameras and lens at a very fast pace. They stand apart with their APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor. It all started with the X100 and since that introduction Fuji has followed with numerous other X branded cameras. Not forgetting where their roots are they released the next generation X100s a few months ago. This little camera has a huge following and if there is a camera that has done retro right it is the X100s. Alain Briot a regular contributor here on Luminous-Landscape switches gears from his regular essays and does a Camera Review Of The X100s.

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Sony Alpha 7R Review: Digital Photography Review

Sony Alpha 7R Review: Digital Photography Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

Two products that have been getting a lot of attention lately are the Sony a7 and a7R full-frame mirrorless cameras. Last month we took an in-depth look at the Alpha 7, and were mostly pleased with how it turned out. Now it's time to take a look at its big brother, the Alpha 7R, which offers a 36 megapixel sensor with no low-pass filter and a more conventional autofocus system. Is the a7R worth the price premium over the a7? Click below to find out.

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As many know Sony is among first brands to go into mirrorless cameras. Sony Alpha 7R is one of the first comers. dpreview made review, lets check how good it is. <a href="http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-alpha-a7">Sony Alpha 7R Review</a>

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Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM | A (Canon EOS) - Review / Test Report

Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM | A (Canon EOS) - Review / Test Report | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

Lately Sigma had quite a run in delivering very decent products not only in terms of value but also optical & mechanical quality as well as improved quality control. The transformation of their product lineup is still at the beginning but they are busy executing their new product vision. One of their latest products in the Sigma 24-105mm f/4 HSM DG OS | A. As the name implies it is part of the "Art" series thus their most prestigious segment of lenses. In Canon land, it is obviously targeting the (rathe Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 USM L IS which has been the 1st choice among customers looking for a high quality, full format standard zoom lenses with a slightly longer reach. Interestingly the Sigma lens is just marginally more affordable than its Canon counterpart. This trend certainly shows that Sigma is getting more confident about its products compared to high end products from original manufacturers.


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This Wireless Camera Control And LiveView DIY Hack Is Only $30

This Wireless Camera Control And LiveView DIY Hack Is Only $30 | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
We are big fans of CamRanger, while other options have been around for a while (both DIY and pro) they came up with a well packed product for camera remote control that has all the features you can possibly think about.
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Canon EOS Cameras: 100 things you never knew they could do | Digital Camera World

Canon EOS Cameras: 100 things you never knew they could do | Digital Camera World | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Get more from your Canon EOS cameras! Whether you have three camerabodies or one, these need-to-know tips are your ultimate Canon guide.

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Michael Petersen's curator insight, December 22, 2013 4:44 PM

For al the canon users

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NX200 review - 15 months of experience

NX200 review - 15 months of experience | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

I would like to share with you my long term experience of using the Samsung NX200 CSC camera. I've been using this camera for 15 months (until I got NX300). I took many images which I am very happy with. So here is the article with my personal experience and gallery.

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Fujifilm has no plans for a full frame camera for now

Fujifilm has no plans for a full frame camera for now | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
In a recent interview with 2how.com, Fujifilm's manager Mr.Kawahara said that for now there are no plans for a full frame camera because that will require a new line of lenses (the current XF lenses will not cover a full frame sensor).
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FOTOGRAFISKTIDENDE's curator insight, December 20, 2013 8:28 AM

Måske er der for meget snak om full frame .....jeg har set mange gode billeder taget med mindre sensorer....

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Nikon Df retro elegance – a hands on review by Tom Grill

Nikon Df retro elegance – a hands on review by Tom Grill | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
A Nikon Df camera review by Tom Grill (Web | Blog, click on images for larger view):
When I first held the Df I immediately felt at home, as if I was greeting the return of an old friend.
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Jean-Marie Grange's curator insight, December 16, 2013 2:39 PM

Another good review for the Df...

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Homemade rig captures extreme macro shots of snowflakes

Homemade rig captures extreme macro shots of snowflakes | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Moscow-based photographer Alexey Kljatov is a keen macro photographer, and for the past couple of years he's been producing closeup shots of snowflakes.
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12 Pointers That Will Help Your DSLR Live Longer

12 Pointers That Will Help Your DSLR Live Longer | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
It's that time of year again. Can you feel it? Camera companies have launched shiny new, "must-have" trinkets. Your GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) is raging like an inferno at an all-time high.
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Brad Tollefson's curator insight, December 1, 2013 5:30 PM

How to curb GAS...

planetMitch's curator insight, December 17, 2013 8:58 AM

I'd never thought about the issue of coming inside after being in the very cold weather... some good basic tips in here to remember.

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Moon Camera for Sale (The Pictures are Free)

Moon Camera for Sale (The Pictures are Free) | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
The machines that made the Apollo program a success were, on the whole, huge. The Saturn V rocket rocket stood 363 ft. (111 m) tall. The scaffold-like gantry that serviced it measured nearly 400 ft. (122 m).
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How To Take Magical Family Candids - DIY Photography

How To Take Magical Family Candids - DIY Photography | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

Some time ago the wonderful images of Elena Shumilova went viral. Suddenly there were dogs, rabbits and cute children everywhere. And I have to say – these images are extraordinary – we instantly begin to dream and to fell fuzzy. Something is going on with us while looking at these images. In some way, her work is magical.

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Fujifilm X-T1 Hands-on Review | Kai Wong for DigitalRev TV


We take a look at Fujifilm's latest X-series camera - the X-T1. It's an eagerly anticipated mirrorless camera but is it as good as people expect it to be or has it fallen short of the mark? Kai takes it out on the streets for a test......


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Mike Croshaw Photos's curator insight, February 26, 4:09 AM

These guys always do a fun review and this one is no exceptin.

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Testing the Nikon 58mm f/1.4 Lens

Testing the Nikon 58mm f/1.4 Lens | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Testing the Nikon 58/1.4g lens in Hawaii. Is it the new noct or not? Most images shot wide open at f/1.4. At the beach, in Chinatown, in Waikiki and elsewhere on Oahu.
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Incredible Landscapes Made With Food, Glue And Ice

Incredible Landscapes Made With Food, Glue And Ice | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
I am not really sure if Londonian photographer Carl Warner is more of a photographer or more of a magician.
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Fujifilm X-T1 offers weather-resistant body and improved EVF: Digital Photography Review

Fujifilm X-T1 offers weather-resistant body and improved EVF: Digital Photography Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

Following its cloaked appearance in a teaser ad last week (and then a comprehensive leak), the Fujifilm X-T1 makes its official debut. It's a weather-resistant, SLR-styled mirrorless camera bearing Fuji's 16MP X-Trans CMOS II sensor, borrowed from its X-E2 sibling. Its built-in 2.36M dot EVF is similar to that of the XE-2, though it boasts a higher 0.77x equivalent magnification and claimed lag time of 0.005 seconds. Also included is built-in Wi-Fi, now with remote capture, and a tilting 3.0-inch LCD.

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Sander de Wilde's curator insight, February 14, 7:05 AM

Love DP review, and Fuji did make something special!

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Nikon launches AF-S Nikkor 35mm F1.8G for FX format SLRs: Digital Photography Review

Nikon launches AF-S Nikkor 35mm F1.8G for FX format SLRs: Digital Photography Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

With the latest addition to Nikon’s popular F1.8 prime series of FX-format lenses, Nikon has announced the new AF-S NIKKOR 35mm F1.8G, a versatile fixed lens ready to thrive in any shooting situation. The new 35mm F1.8G lens rounds out a collection of acclaimed F1.8 lenses including the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm F1.8G, AF-S NIKKOR 50mm F1.8G and AF-S NIKKOR 85mm F1.8G lenses. Sporting the popular 35mm focal length and covering a 63 degree angle of view with a constant F1.8 aperture, Nikon’s newest FX-format lens delivers outstanding viewfinder clarity and high contrast while providing outstanding low-light performance and depth of field control.

Great for available light environment portraits, landscapes and travel photography as well as for producing beautiful images with soft, natural bokeh, the AF-S NIKKOR 35mm F1.8G is a versatile and valuable addition to any FX-format photographer’s lens arsenal and sports the latest in core NIKKOR technologies that ensure elite performance. The lens’ construction includes one ED and one aspheric element in addition to a Silent Wave Motor to provide quiet AF operation.

"As the latest addition to the extensive NIKKOR lens line-up, the new AF-S NIKKOR 35mm F1.8G lens reinforces Nikon's commitment to providing versatile prime lens options to photographers of all levels," said Masahiro Horie, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc.


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Jean-Marie Grange's curator insight, January 7, 9:44 AM

For the full-frame users...

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SLR Magic Hyperprime LM 50mm T/0.95 - Review / Test Report

SLR Magic Hyperprime LM 50mm T/0.95 - Review / Test Report | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

SLR Magic is an interesting young chinese lens brand. They are manufacturing manual focus lenses for various mounts including Micro-Four-Thirds and Sony NEX. So far most of their lenses were found on the cheaper end of the food chain but they are keen of delivering more prestigious products. One of their latest releases is the Hyperprime LM 50mm T/0.95, which is ambitious in two ways: it's their first lens to feature a Leica M mount with rangefinder coupling, and it obviously targets and competes with the "king" of that eco system, the Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95 ASPH.

Interestingly, SLR Magic provides a T-number in the lens name instead of a f-number. The T-number refers to the effective light transmission characteristic rather than the calculated f-number of the lens. Since a small amount of light is lost in transmission, the T-number is always a tad slower than the f-number. Or, in other words: the f-number of the lens is even faster than T/0.95, according to SLR Magic it is around f/0.92.

The Hyperprime 50mm T/0.95 is a build-to-order product, which is available in two different versions. There is the LM version, which features an M-mount with rangefinder coupling and thus is fully functional on any Leica M camera. This version of the lens currently retails for $4995.
The CINE version of the lens features identical optics, but no rangefinder coupling. It's targeted at videographers and users of mirrorless cameras (including full frame cameras like the Sony A7/A7r), which intend to use adapted M-mount lenses. Retailing at $2995, it is considerably cheaper, but due to the lack of coupling not usable on most Leica M cameras (with the exception of the latest M 240, which features a live view mode).

SLR Magic is still a very small company with a limited distribution (& service) network. Their products can be primarily ordered via their website.

To avoid some confusion: SLR Magic offers another 50mm f/0.95 lens, which they aquired together with the Noktor brand. The former Noktor lens is also called Hyperprime now, but it is a completely different design for APS-C and smaller sensors, available in MFT- and E-mount (Sony NEX) and completely unrelated to the full frame LM/CINE lens which is reviewed here.

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Fake Ad Mock-Ups Reveal Sad Truth About Photoshop in Advertising

Fake Ad Mock-Ups Reveal Sad Truth About Photoshop in Advertising | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Here is a news blast for you. Models you see in ads are probably shopped to death. Photographer and artist Anna Hill thought so too.
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When NASA Engineers Are Bored, They Build Single Cam Bullet Time Rigs

When NASA Engineers Are Bored, They Build Single Cam Bullet Time Rigs | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Mark Rober is no stranger to bullet time rigs, in fact he is the smarts behind this clever rotating bullet time rig that we featured a while back. But this time he is taking it to the next step - onto 20,000 frames per second.
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planetMitch's curator insight, December 17, 2013 8:47 AM

Awesome slowmo in near 'bullet time' 360 degree magic - with only one camera. 

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Nikon Df review with real world photos and a comparison to the D4

Nikon Df review with real world photos and a comparison to the D4 | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

A review of the Nikon Df dslr retro style camera with comparisons to the nikon d4 and high resolution jpeg sample photos for download.


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Photo Used For 5Th Grade Social Experiment Goes Viral Showing How Viral Facebook Photos Can Get

Photo Used For 5Th Grade Social Experiment Goes Viral Showing How Viral Facebook Photos Can Get | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Some photos start as a naive upload to twitter or facebook, and end up in a viral flood that can drown the person who uploaded it.
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