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Stop it Down. Just a Bit.

Stop it Down. Just a Bit. | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

"If you read much that I write, you know I love’s me some wide-aperture prime lenses. I like the narrow depth of field that isolates my subject, and the ability to shoot in low light.
More than anything else, though, I love a nice sharp lens with superb resolution and excellent contrast. A lot of people I know shoot their wide-aperture primes wide open all the time (“That’s why I bought them!!”, they say). They realize they’re giving up some sharpness doing that, but most of them aren’t sure how much. I usually shoot mine stopped down just a bit, but I have to admit I wasn’t really sure how much sharpness I was gaining. So I thought maybe I’d investigate that."

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Canon's annual results show a rough 2019, but tease 'advanced' mirrorless camera, lenses for 2020: Digital Photography Review

Canon's annual results show a rough 2019, but tease 'advanced' mirrorless camera, lenses for 2020: Digital Photography Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Canon's latest financial documents show the harsh realities of the camera market in 2019, but paint an optimistic picture of the future, with an emphasis on plans to launch 'advanced feature full-frame model and lenses' in 2020 and beyond.
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Mirrorless are the best
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Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 STM IS macro - Review / Test Report

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 STM IS macro - Review / Test Report | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 STM IS macro - Review / Lens Test Report
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Viltrox PFU RBMH 85mm f/1.8 STM (Fujifilm X) - Test Report / Review

Viltrox PFU RBMH 85mm f/1.8 STM (Fujifilm X) - Test Report / Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Viltrox PFU RBMH 85mm f/1.8 STM (Fujifilm X) - Lab Test / Review
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Techart releases TZC-01, an EF-to-Z adapter that offers full autofocus, image stabilization support: Digital Photography Review

Techart releases TZC-01, an EF-to-Z adapter that offers full autofocus, image stabilization support: Digital Photography Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
The TZC-01 will work with over 60 EF-mount lenses from Canon, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina and Zeiss.
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Nikon Z 58mm f0.95 Noct review

Nikon Z 58mm f0.95 Noct review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

The Nikon Z 58mm f0.95 S Noct is the second standard prime lens for Nikon’s full-frame Z-series mirrorless cameras.

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Tokina launches redesigned ATX-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF lens for Canon EF, Nikon F mounts: Digital Photography Review

Tokina launches redesigned ATX-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF lens for Canon EF, Nikon F mounts: Digital Photography Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
The lens is currently available to pre-order for $449 and is set for retail availability on November 8, 2019.
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Nikon D6 and 120-300mm f/2.8E VR Announcements - Photography Life

Nikon D6 and 120-300mm f/2.8E VR Announcements - Photography Life | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Nikon has just announced that it is “developing” the next generation top-of-the-line “flagship” camera for sports and wildlife photographers, the Nikon D6. The launch is intended for the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan next summer, which is going to be an important event for all major camera manufacturers, including Nikon. Unfortunately, Nikon has not provided any specifications of the upcoming D6, other than stating that it is “currently developing its most advanced DSLR to date” and providing a high-resolution photo of the camera, which looks very similar to the D5. It is hard to say what we can expect from the upcoming D6, but I would not be surprised to see a higher resolution sensor in the 24-36 MP range, faster image processor(s), faster and more refined autofocus system, 12+ fps shooting speed, 4K UHD video recording (probably a big focus on video features this time) and dual CFexpress memory card slots. The second part of the development news is in the shape of a very interesting lens, the Nikon 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR. That’s right – a 120-300mm f/2.8 zoom with a very interesting “SR” nomenclature that we have never seen before. This seems like a superb lens to offer for close-range sports at the Olympics. With a constant aperture of f/2.8 across the whole zoom range, I am sure it will have Nikon’s latest optical advancements and incredibly fast focusing speed. And coupled with the 1.4x teleconverter, it will offer a very interesting 168-420mm focal length range with a maximum aperture of f/4 – very close to Nikon’s own 180-400mm f/4E FL VR. In terms of its build quality and optics, this lens is probably going to be pretty close to the versatility of the Nikon 180-400mm f/4E FL VR, so it will not be a cheap lens. I expect the Nikon 120-300mm f/2.8E FL VR to sell at over $10K once it is released – it will not be a cheap lens for sure. Below is the official blurb from Nikon for the development of the D6 and the lens: NIKON IS DEVELOPING THE D6 DIGITAL SLR CAMERA AND THE AF-S NIKKOR 120-300MM F/2.8E FL ED SR VR TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS MELVILLE, NY (September 4, 2019 at 12:01 A.M. EDT) – Nikon Inc. is pleased to announce the development of the Nikon D6 professional DSLR camera and the AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR telephoto zoom lens. Nikon released the D1 digital SLR camera in 1999, making 2019 the 20th anniversary of the single-digit D series. Thanks to the imaging know-how cultivated over Nikon’s long history in camera development, Nikon’s professional DSLR cameras have continued to evolve by introducing some of the industry’s most advanced technologies and responding to the strict demands of professional photographers with the ultimate in performance and reliability, even in the most severe conditions. With the D6, Nikon is currently developing its most advanced DSLR to date. This year also marks the 60th anniversary of the Nikon F mount. The new AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR F mount lens that Nikon is developing will provide professional photographers in fields such as sports photography with even greater support. Nikon is striving to expand possibilities for imaging expression and leading the way in imaging culture with both DSLR and mirrorless camera systems, as well as a rich lineup of NIKKOR lenses. Details including release dates, pricing and specifications for these products will be announced at a later date. For more information on the latest Nikon products, please visit www.nikonusa.com.
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Nikon developing D6 professional DSLR: Digital Photography Review

Nikon developing D6 professional DSLR: Digital Photography Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Nikon has announced the development of the D6, which will be the company's top-end professional DSLR when it becomes available. More information, specs and pricing will be available at a later date.
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Fujifilm GFX 100 review: Digital Photography Review

Fujifilm GFX 100 review: Digital Photography Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
The Fujifilm GFX 100 combines the highest resolution we've ever tested with features such as image stabilization, on-sensor phase detection and 4K video capture that you don't usually find in medium format cameras. Does this make it the ultimate do-everything camera?
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Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens tested at DxOMark

Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens tested at DxOMark | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
DxOMark published their test results for the Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S mirrorless lens (Adorama | B&H | Amazon). Here is their conclusion: With its ultra-wide angle of view and truly compact dimensions, the Nikkor Z 14-30mm F4 S is without doubt a highly appealing solution.
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The full-frame mirrorless price war continues

The full-frame mirrorless price war continues | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
The full-frame mirrorless price war continues with new offers from Nikon, Sony and Panasonic: Nikon USA now offers a free FTZ lens adapter on top of existing Z camera rebates. Sony a7R III and Sony a7R II are at their lowest prices ever (with free accessories).
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Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Macro APO - Review / Test Report

Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Macro APO - Review / Test Report | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Macro APO Review
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This background removal tool just got a fancy new Photoshop plug-in: Digital Photography Review

This background removal tool just got a fancy new Photoshop plug-in: Digital Photography Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Remove.bg can now be used directly inside Adobe Photoshop, negating the need to use the web app.
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Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f / 2.8 VR S lens delayed

Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f / 2.8 VR S lens delayed | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Nikon Japan issued a notice indicating that the Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f / 2.8 VR S mirrorless lens and several accessories are delayed (shipping was supposed to start on February 14). A new shipping date is yet to be determined.
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Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8 USM L IS - Test Report / Review

Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8 USM L IS - Test Report / Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
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Viltrox PFU RBMH 20mm f/1.8 ASPH (Sony FE) - Test Report / Review

Viltrox PFU RBMH 20mm f/1.8 ASPH (Sony FE) - Test Report / Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
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A Crash Course in 100 Years of Nikon Lens History

A Crash Course in 100 Years of Nikon Lens History | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Well-known (and controversial) photographer and gear reviewer Ken Rockwell recently put together a fascinating video that is probably best described as a
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Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f0.95 III review

Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f0.95 III review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it

The Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f0.95 III was the first standard prime lens with the unique f0.95 focal ratio specifically designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras.

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Hands-on with Nikon's 58mm F0.95 'Noct' lens: Digital Photography Review

Hands-on with Nikon's 58mm F0.95 'Noct' lens: Digital Photography Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
The Nikon Z 58mm 0.95 'Noct' is Nikon's fastest ever lens, described by the company as a flagship prime designed to take full advantage of the new Z mount with no compromises. We've had our hands on one - click through to learn more.
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Leica Camera announces 2019 Oskar Barnack Award winners

Leica Camera announces 2019 Oskar Barnack Award winners | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Leica Camera announced today American photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz as the winner for the 2019 Leica Oskar Barnack Award (LOBA) for his series, ‘Water’ (see pictures above).German photographer Nanna Heitmann was also announced as the winner of the Newcomer Award for her portfolio, ‘Hiding from ...
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Nikon officially released the Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S mirrorless lens

Nikon officially released the Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S mirrorless lens | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Nikon officially released the Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S mirrorless lens: Pre-order links: Adorama | B&H | Amazon Price: $999.95 Shipping: October 2019 Additional info at Nikon USA Additional information: Nikon Expands Its High-Performance S-Line With The New NIKKOR Z 24mm F/1.8 S - A Fast, Wide-Angle...
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Photographer turns old computer parts into functional large format 'Frankenstein' camera: Digital Photography Review

Photographer turns old computer parts into functional large format 'Frankenstein' camera: Digital Photography Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
Iranian photographer Alireza Rostami has created the ‘Frankenstein’ camera, a functional large format camera system handmade from old and broken computer components.
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Nikon 28-300mm vs Tamron 28-300mm Hands-on Comparison

Nikon 28-300mm vs Tamron 28-300mm Hands-on Comparison | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
I've recently had the opportunity to shoot with the Nikon 28-300mm and Tamron 28-300mm side-by-side. Here's my take on how they compare.
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Leica Q2 review: Digital Photography Review

Leica Q2 review: Digital Photography Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
The Leica Q2 is an impressively capable fixed-lens, full-frame camera with a 47MP sensor and a sharp, stabilized 28mm F1.7 Summilux lens. It's styled like a traditional Leica M rangefinder and brings a host of updates to the hugely popular original Leica Q (Typ 116) that was launched in 2015.
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Nissin MG80 Pro flash announced with command/slave modes, modeling light and more: Digital Photography Review

Nissin MG80 Pro flash announced with command/slave modes, modeling light and more: Digital Photography Review | Photography Gear News | Scoop.it
The Nissin MG80 Pro flash has been announced with command/slave modes, a modeling light and is expected to ship in 'late May.'...
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