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Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 USM IS - APS-C Format Review / Lab Test

Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 USM IS - APS-C Format Review / Lab Test | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

The (old) Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 is a relic of the earliest days of EOS. This year it celebrated its 25th(!) year in production which is nothing short of amazing for an AF lens. However, 2012 is finally also the year of its successor - the Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 USM IS. As you may notice the focal length and speed remained the same but Canon added a modern USM (Ultrasonic) AF as well as an image stabilizer. While USM is not really a killer argument (the micro-motor AF drive was fast enough after all), the IS certainly widens its usage scope specifically with respect to low light photography. Used on APS-C DSLRs the field-of-view is equivalent to a 45mm full format lens so it's more like a standard/normal lens here rather a wide-angle one. Something like street photography would be an obvious application.

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Nikon / Sigma 50 and 58mm lens comparison review

Nikon / Sigma 50 and 58mm lens comparison review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
If you have a DSLR, there is a good chance you have or had a 50mm prime lens in your camera bag,  After all, the 50mm standard prime lens is one of the most popular prime lens because of it's close to human eye vision angle and it's relatively affordable price. There are quite a few different…
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Affinity Photo: Possible Photoshop Alternative?

Affinity Photo: Possible Photoshop Alternative? | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Adobe has been enjoying their place in the software industry for a very long time now. It’s a monopoly, isn’t it?
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Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens

Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
With the CP+ tradeshow in Japan about to kick off, Sigma has unveiled a 24mm F1.4 DG HSM wide angle prime lens, joining its 'Art' series of premium glass. Designed to cover a full-frame sensor, it will be offered in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts with availability and pricing yet to be announced.

The 24mm lens will use Sigma's 'F' Low Dispersion and Special Low Dispersion elements, with a minimum focusing distance of 9.8 inches. With 15 elements in 11 groups, the lens uses an optical layout that puts aspherical elements toward the rear to help correct sagittal coma flare and axial chromatic aberration, problems that tend to be associated with fast aperture lenses such as this.
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Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS - Review / Test Report

Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS - Review / Test Report | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Fujifilm has done some miracles during the last few years. They were a late starter with their mirrorless system but when looking at their current system, you have to recognize that they can easily match "older" systems already and in many aspects they are actually ahead now. Currently they are busy releasing high performance zoom lenses to fill their remaining gaps. They just released the XF 50-140mm f/2.8 L RM OIS WR and announced the XF 16-55mm f/2.8 L RM WR. Later this year, a 140-400mm f/4.5-5.6 OIS (or so) will follow. However, they actually started their journey in this segment with the Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS which we'll cover in this review (yeah, we are a little late with this one). Obviously this is an ultra-wide zoom lens equivalent to a "15-36mm" full format lens.
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Hands-on with Fujifilm's new XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR lens

Hands-on with Fujifilm's new XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR lens | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
It's been on Fujifilm's X-series roadmap for a while, but now it's real - the XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR is a 24-83mm equivalent, weather-sealed standard zoom for Fujifilm's high-end X-series interchangeable lens cameras, which offers a fast maximum aperture of F2.8 throughout its zoom range. As International CES gets started in Las Vegas, we grabbed a few minutes with the new zoom. Click through this slideshow for some images. 
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Nikon D750 Review: Digital Photography Review

Nikon D750 Review: Digital Photography Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

The D750 is Nikon's newest FX-format camera, offering a number of features from the D810 in combination with a 24MP sensor. It also boasts a faster frame rate than any non-professional full-frame Nikon DSLR since the D700. Aimed squarely at enthusiasts and full-frame upgraders the D750 boasts a comprehensive video and still photography specification - see how it performed in the field and in our extensive studio tests.

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review: Digital Photography Review

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review: Digital Photography Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

Canon's EOS 7D Mark II was a long time coming. It arrived in time for Photokina 2014, combining a pro-grade AF module with a 20MP APS-C CMOS sensor using Dual-Pixel AF. The 7D II also provides 10 fps continuous shooting, a 150,000-pixel RGB + IR metering sensor and 1080/60p video recording. It's as robust a feature set as you'll find in the APS-C class, and its autofocus specs are truly impressive. Read our full review and see how it performed in the studio and in the field.

Note that this review contains three 'lab report' pages in which we introduce the concept of 'ISO-Invariance' in connection to our comparison between the image quality of the EOS 7D II and some of its competitors. We will be revisiting this subject in greater depth in a future article. 

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Micro-Nikkor AF-S 105mm f/2.8 G IF-ED VR (FX) - Review / Test Report

Micro-Nikkor AF-S 105mm f/2.8 G IF-ED VR (FX) - Review / Test Report | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Stabilized macro lenses have become a fairly common thing nowadays, but when the Nikon AF-S 105 f/2.8 VR was announced in 2006, it was the first of its kind. The lens replaced a highly regarded, but somewhat aged design, featuring all the goodies a new lens needed to offer, including a silent-wave autofocus drive, Nano Crystal coating and of course its key feature, the optical stabilization system.
The addition of VR to a macro lens caused a few raised eyebrows back then, questioning the usefulness of this feature in "real" macro shots. However, there's of course a lot more you can do with a macro lens than 1:1 shots, and in most of these situations optical stabilization offers an advantage, either by allowing slower shutter speeds and/or by giving a stable viewfinder image for easier framing of the shot.

Being a little aged itself now, let's have a look at how the lens performs on our current FX test camera, the Nikon D3x.
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Ikea Hack: Warm Up LED Accent Lighting Using Photography Gels

Ikea Hack: Warm Up LED Accent Lighting Using Photography Gels | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Installing new LED accent lighting or replacing your old energy wasting halogen under-cabinet lighting with new LED accent lights?
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Real-world Test: Going Pro with the Samsung NX1

We put the Samsung NX1 in the hands of Jordan Stead, staff photographer at SeattlePI.com, and ventured out to nearby Carkeek Park to photograph the salmon run. A seasoned shooter accustomed to pro camera bodies, Jordan puts the NX1's hybrid AF system and 28.2MP BSI-CMOS sensor to the test.

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New CIPA data for September.

New CIPA data for September. | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
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The latest CIPA data from September show that mirrorless camera shipment is still growing compared to August. But it's not as good as 12 months ago.
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Nikkor AF-S 58mm f/1.4 G (FX) - Review / Test Report

Nikkor AF-S 58mm f/1.4 G (FX) - Review / Test Report | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
The wide- to short tele prime lens market is currently in a bit of a turmoil. Driven by Zeiss and also Sigma, the manufacturers are exploring extreme quality designs ... as well as corresponding price tags. In the standard prime lens segment, Zeiss started the game with the Otus 55mm f/1.4 followed by the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 HSM DG "Art". Obviously Nikon felt the heat and released the Nikkor AF-S 58mm f/1.4 G. At 1700 US$ this is clearly not for the faint-hearted although this is almost affordable by Zeiss Otus standards.
"58mm" may sound like an unusual choice but this is actually not a first for Nikon here. Back in the old days, they offered a Noct-Nikkor Ai-S 58mm f/1.2 - a legendary lens renowned for great performance at max. aperture. We'll see whether the current AF-S 58mm f/1.4 is capable of following this guidance.
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HTC introduces the RE digital camera

HTC introduces the RE digital camera | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Smartphone maker HTC has introduced its first stand-alone camera in the shape of the HTC RE. With no viewfinder, screen or controls other than a shutter release button, the RE is designed to be used either as an independent still and video camera, or as a connected device controlled via a smartphone. Housing a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor that features 16 million pixels, the RE uses a fixed-focus f/2.8 lens that HTC says has a 146 degree angle of view – equivalent to a 6.5mm focal length on a full frame body.
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CP+ 2015: Up close and personal with Ricoh full-frame mockup

CP+ 2015: Up close and personal with Ricoh full-frame mockup | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
After announcing the development of a full-frame DSLR recently, Ricoh is showing a very early mockup at the CP+ show in Yokohama Japan.
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Rafael Ojea's curator insight, February 24, 5:43 PM

Especulaciones sobre las características de la FF de Pentax

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Fujifilm XM-FL 24mm f/8 First Impressions Review | Brendan Nystedt

Fujifilm XM-FL 24mm f/8 First Impressions Review |  Brendan Nystedt | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

While jaded enthusiasts might roll their eyes at them, we love the weird and wild world of toy lenses. The cheaper, the better. So, when Fujifilm announced its new XM-FL 24mm f/8 filter lens (MSRP ¥12,582—or about $105) for the Japanese market, the company had our attention immediately. Featuring three selectable filters, this tiny lens could easily be your body cap, with the added bonus of being able to help you take ridiculously fun photos. Given the nature of this tiny little lens, we can't fault it for its cheap-feeling plastic body. While this little guy is made in Japan, it has a super simple construction with little flare. We're probably lucky that it even comes in two colors—silver and black.......


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Михаил Крекин's curator insight, February 20, 11:26 AM

А у Olympus давно есть нечто подобное под названием Body Caps Lens — «объектив-крышка байонета» 

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Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R Announced - First Impressions Review Review

Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R Announced - First Impressions Review Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

Canon's two newest professional DSLRs, the 50 megapixel EOS 5DS and 5DS R, share the distinction of offering the highest resolution available in the full-frame class. The 5DS uses an optical low-pass filter, while the S R's low-pass filter's effect has been cancelled out for optimal detail resolution.

Aimed at studio and landscape photographers, the two models provide a 61-point AF module, dual DIGIC 6 processors and new mirror lockup options to help get the absolute most out of that high-res sensor. We've had our hands on the 5DS and 5DSR - take a look at what's new and find out our initial impressions.

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Apple overtakes Nikon for 2nd spot in most-owned camera rankings of Flickr users

Apple overtakes Nikon for 2nd spot in most-owned camera rankings of Flickr users | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Photo sharing website Flickr has published tables of its members' most used cameras and brands, in which Apple has overtaken Nikon for the first time. Canon remains the most popular brand used, according to Flickr's calculations, but in 2014 Apple knocked Nikon into third place, with Samsung moving ahead of Sony to take fourth. Read more
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Fujifilm X100T review

Fujifilm X100T review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
This review will be focusing more on real-world usage of the camera than the technical specifications and pixel-peeping of images. I will mostly focus on the upgrades over the previous X100S model....
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Around the world with a Nikon D800

Around the world with a Nikon D800 | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

Olivier Abellan is a passionate photographer and this year he started with his wife an 11 months world travel journey. You can see the pictires of their trip on their website www.thebeloons.com.

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Sigma 150-600mm Sport review - super-telephoto zoom!

Sigma 150-600mm Sport review - super-telephoto zoom! | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

The Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport is a super-telephoto zoom lens, available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts, and corrected for full-frame use. Announced in September 2014, it replaces the earlier 150-500mm f5-6.3, extending its reach while also offering higher performance and tougher build. It also now allows Sigma to compete on range with the existing Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3.


Interestingly, Sigma is replacing the 150-500mm with not one, but two new lenses. Both share the same 150-600mm f5-6.3 specification, but have different levels of quality, construction and sealing. The higher-end Sport version reviewed here is fully weather-sealed, while the more affordable Contemporary version, yet to be released, employs a simpler optical construction and sealing at the mount to hit a lower price point. While the full specification and price of the Contemporary model were not known at the time of writing, the dual-offering remains a cunning approach by Sigma, allowing the cheaper version to compete with Tamron and the pricier one to go up against premium options from Canon and Nikon. Sigma appends the model names with an S for Sport or a C for Contemporary, so officially speaking I'm reviewing the 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S.

Like the 150-500mm before it, the 150-600mm range is ideal for wildlife and sports photography, tight sunsets, or even distant street work. Despite Sigma's previous success with this range it's also one that's not been covered by Canon and Nikon, making it unique to third parties. And while the Sport version is a premium lens, Sigma's still managed to price it a little below the most recent Canon 100-400mm and Nikkor 80-400mm options, missing out on their slightly wider coverage, but crucially reaching 50% longer. Read on to find out if this is the best super-telephoto zoom for your DSLR or mirrorless camera!

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DIY: Leather Dual Camera Harness for $70 | Holdfast Moneymaker style

DIY: Leather Dual Camera Harness for $70 | Holdfast Moneymaker style | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
I think the Holdfast Moneymaker is pretty awesome. Not just because it’s made of durable materials, but because it’s an elegant solution to the problem of weilding two cameras without looking like a Navy Seal.
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You Don’t Need A Selfie Stick To Take A Selfie In Space

You Don’t Need A Selfie Stick To Take A Selfie In Space | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Living on the ISS has it perks (like putting a Gopro in a Bubble, or capturing amazing timelapses), but one of the more underestimates benefits the lack of need for Selfie Sticks.
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Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM - Review / Test Report

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM - Review / Test Report | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Back in 2012, Canon introduced the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM - a full format pancake lens. Pancake lenses have a short barrel in an attempt to minimize the size of the overall setup. Because of their size, pancake lenses tend to have a rather moderate speed and, for obvious reasons, they are also limited to a rather shallow range of focal lengths. Now it seems as if the concept was successful enough to release another one - the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM. As you may notice, this is not a full format lens but designed for APS-C DSLRs only. In this scope it actually resembles its full format counterpart because the field-of-view is equivalent to a "38mm" full format lens.
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Fujifilm RAW and Lightroom: How Are Things as 2015 Nears?

Fujifilm RAW and Lightroom: How Are Things as 2015 Nears? | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
As good as X-Trans sensors are in terms of performance, most software makers have had some trouble with demosaicing the slightly unusual RAW files in the past.
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Tiny fps1000 high-speed camera boasts 18,500fps

Tiny fps1000 high-speed camera boasts 18,500fps | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Graham Rowan of Hertfordshire, UK has created a small camera dubbed the "fps1000", and as its name suggests, it is designed solely to record high-frame-rate videos. The goal behind the camera is to open up high-speed shooting to a wider market by offering a relatively inexpensive product that is highly portable.
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