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Nikon FTZ Adapter Lens Compatibility, Explained

Posted by on May 15th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Nikon FTZ Adapter Lens Compatibility, Explained

If you’re using a Nikon Z camera, it’s important to check before buying any non-Z-series lenses to make sure they’re compatible with Nikon’s FTZ adapter. This comprehensive article goes into the compatibility of various Nikon and third-party lenses when using the FTZ adapter. Although the FTZ adapter is a good way to use F-mount lenses on one of Nikon’s mirrorless cameras, doing so can come with some compromises. Most of Nikon’s newest lenses work without any missing features, but plenty of older lenses or third-party options have only...

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Reply to Duplicates of your photographs

Posted by on May 15th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Reply to Duplicates of your photographs

Hi All I have accumulated 3000 photo on hard drives nad backup drives.I am an amateur photographer.And I read lately about having a yes no maybe folder of photos you have taken recently.This is something I should have done My question is how do I trim down my photos at this point.I have cr2 files etc converted for lightroom etc.Is it worth using duplicate photo finder or do I have to trawl through the photos bit by...

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Wide angle 1.8x anamorphic lens for full frame sensors launched by Vazen

Posted by on May 14th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Wide angle 1.8x anamorphic lens for full frame sensors launched by Vazen

Chinese lens manufacturer Vazen has launched a 50mm T2.1 lens to add to its anamorphic offering for full frame users. With its 1.8x sequeeze this 50mm will deliver the sort of horizontal angle of view we’d expect from a 28mm regular lens on a full frame system, so it is effectively a wide angle lens. The 50mm joins the company’s existing 85mm T2.8 in the FF 1.8x anamorphic range, and these are set to be made into a trio when a 135mm lens begins shipping in June/July this year. These lenses all come with interchangeable PL/EF mounts and shims...

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Duplicates of your photographs

Posted by on May 14th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Duplicates of your photographs

Photos Members Group Since Duplicates of your photographs derekdgl says: Hi All I have accumulated 3000 photo on hard drives nad backup drives.I am an amateur photographer.And I read lately about having a yes no maybe folder of photos you have taken recently.This is something I should have done My question is how do I trim down my photos at this point.I have cr2 files etc converted for lightroom etc.Is it worth using duplicate photo finder or do I have to trawl through the photos bit by bit. 8:30AM, 14 May 2021 PDT (permalink) ogmw093 says: I...

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DJI FPV drone takes ‘a bird’s flight’ through one of the world’s largest tulip gardens

Posted by on May 14th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

DJI FPV drone takes ‘a bird’s flight’ through one of the world’s largest tulip gardens

[embedded content] Due to COVID-19 restrictions, most of the world is still locked down. This includes Keukenhof, one of the largest flower gardens around, located in the Netherlands. Wiebe de Jager flew his DJI FPV drone through it to offer up ‘a bird’s flight’ perspective, as he calls it. With the management’s permission, de Jager spent seven minutes weaving through the garden’s trees, mazes of cropped bushes, and tulip beds. The DJI FPV drone is the first consumer-grade FPV (first-person-view) unit that offers...

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Film Fridays: Life and times of a 1990’s newspaper photographer in Russia

Posted by on May 14th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Film Fridays: Life and times of a 1990’s newspaper photographer in Russia

Published May 14, 2021 | dpreview staff All photos copyright Roman Yarovitcyn Being a photojournalist is a tough gig, especially when you’re working with less than reliable gear. Roman Yarovitcyn spent the 1990’s working as a newspaper photographer in Russia and shooting primarily on cheap and quirky Zenit-E cameras. Despite the shortcomings of his gear, the B&W images he created during this era are nothing short of mesmerizing. These images are made even cooler by the fact that Roman is still a working photojournalist in...

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Olympus E-M10 Mark IV sample gallery updated

Posted by on May 14th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Olympus E-M10 Mark IV sample gallery updated

Published May 14, 2021 | dpreview staff The Olympus E-M10 IV is a well-designed Micro Four Thirds camera aimed at entry-level users and it has a solid JPEG engine for nice images right out of the camera. With the completion of our full review, we added a ton of photos to our gallery of sample images, and just for good measure, we’ve tossed in a few processed Raws to see what kind of flexibility and noise performance they offer. View our gallery of samples from the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV Gear in this story The Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV...

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Reply to Canon Ef 25 ll Extension Tube

Posted by on May 14th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Reply to Canon Ef 25 ll Extension Tube

JohnT2012: , I did a trial under sunlight this morning and got better results than the last night. Actually, I believe there is a big difference in magnification, or better to put, “closer look”. However, it is way harder to focus on the subject with AF, and DOF is very shallow. Aperture is more sensitive to the light and it didn’t really help me to decrease it for more DOF. as you might suggest, I concluded that it is really hard to shot living/moving subjects with 60mm macro +25mm extension tube + aps-c. but I think it is...

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Kolari Vision proves its new UV lens filter can survive a 135′ fall by dropping it from a drone

Posted by on May 13th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Kolari Vision proves its new UV lens filter can survive a 135′ fall by dropping it from a drone

Camera accessory and conversion gurus Kolari Vision have announced a new Pro UV Protection Lens Filter that it claims can survive a 41m (135ft) fall. If that sounds a little hard to believe, you don’t just have to take their word for it—Kolari Vision proved it with a video showing the new filter being dropped from a drone. [embedded content] As you can see at the end of the drop test video, the filter came away from the ten-story fall with little more than a scratch on the surface of the lens. Kolari Vision attributes this durability to the...

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Video: Starry time-lapse at the ESA’s Ariane 6 rocket launch site

Posted by on May 13th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Video: Starry time-lapse at the ESA’s Ariane 6 rocket launch site

The European Space Agency (ESA) recently published a stunning time-lapse of the star-filled night sky at the ESA’s Ariane 6 launch site in French Guiana, South America. Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana is preparing for the arrival of Ariane 6, ‘Europe’s next-generation launch vehicle.’ [embedded content] The Ariana 6 rocket will come in two versions depending on mission requirements. The A62 has two strap-on boosters, while the A64 has four. The Ariane 6 is 207′ (63m) tall with a diameter of 18′...

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Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH sample gallery

Posted by on May 13th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH sample gallery

Published May 13, 2021 | dpreview staff The new Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH is a premium standard zoom lens for L-mount, offering a fast maximum aperture, great build quality and, Leica claims, ‘outstanding optical performance’. Designed for use by everyone from wedding photographers to landscape professionals, the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH should be an ideal companion for both the SL2 and the lower-resolution SL2-S. We’ve just received a production Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH, and...

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Video: How to make an all-in-one YouTube studio that fits inside a Pelican case

Posted by on May 12th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Video: How to make an all-in-one YouTube studio that fits inside a Pelican case

[embedded content] Cinematographer and YouTuber Caleb Pike, of DSLR Video Shooter, has a whole collection of videos wherein he shows off how to create turnkey solutions for filmmaking. For his latest episode, Caleb shows how he turned a Pelican case, a few camera bits and a little elbow grease into the ultimate all-in-one studio case that’s simple enough to set up and start shooting in under a minute. In the nine-minute video, Caleb breaks down how he modified a Pelican 1510 carry-on travel case into the ultimate on-the-go studio. We’ll leave...

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HP launches new ZBook G8 laptops with Intel 11th-gen processors, RTX GPUs

Posted by on May 12th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

HP launches new ZBook G8 laptops with Intel 11th-gen processors, RTX GPUs

Amid the launch of Intel’s new 11th-generation processors, many new laptops are hitting the market, including the Razer Blade 15 refresh we wrote about earlier this week. Not to be left out, HP has announced new ZBook G8 laptops, only nine months after its ZBook Firefly models were announced. Updates are fast and furious these days. The new ZBook G8 range includes a trio of models, including 15.6″ and 17.3″ variants. The ZBook Studio and Power models come only in 15.6″ versions, while the Fury model is also available...

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Best Apps for Photographers in 2021

Posted by on May 12th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Best Apps for Photographers in 2021

Considering that smartphones have all but replaced point and shoot cameras, it’s easy to think of them as simply a device useful for grabbing a quick snapshot. But today’s smartphones offer an amazing variety of apps and are an invaluable tool for all photographers. Whether you are photographing with your DSLR/Mirrorless camera and want to use your phone for location scouting and planning, or you want to shoot and edit right on your phone, we’ve got you covered. These are our recommendations for the best apps for photographers in 2021. Before...

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TTartisan releases $770 90mm F1.25 manual prime for Leica M-mount camera systems

Posted by on May 12th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

TTartisan releases $770 90mm F1.25 manual prime for Leica M-mount camera systems

Chinese optics manufacturer TTartisan has announced its latest lens, the 90mm F1.25 for Leica M-mount camera systems. The lens, which is clearly designed to look like a first-party Leica lens, is constructed of 11 elements in 7 groups, including four high-refractive index elements. Other features include a ten-blade aperture diaphragm, a one meter (3.3’) minimum focusing distance and an aperture range of F1.25 through F16. Due to the large elements needed to get such a fast aperture at a 90mm focal length, the lens is rather unwieldy,...

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Jared Polin Giveaway

Posted by on May 12th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Jared Polin Giveaway

Photos Members Group Since Jared Polin Giveaway whitewolf86 says: wn.nr/hRFkd8Jared is giving away $3,500-$5,000 to spend on camera gear. Originally posted at 8:02AM, 12 May 2021 PDT (permalink) whitewolf86 edited this topic 21 hours...

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DPReview TV: Best shooting positions

Posted by on May 12th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

DPReview TV: Best shooting positions

Published May 12, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] What’s the best way to get a sharp photo: the “Mr/Mrs Pinchypants” or the “Down on the ground pound”? In this episode of DPReview TV, Chris shows you the right way to hold your camera to get the best results. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. The Prvke Lite is the latest release from camera bag/strap maker Wandrd. A shrunk-down version of their popular full-sized Prvke bag, this model is perfect for smaller...

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Peak Design Marketplace is a peer-to-peer marketplace for selling, buying used gear (US-only, for now)

Posted by on May 11th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Peak Design Marketplace is a peer-to-peer marketplace for selling, buying used gear (US-only, for now)

Peak Design has launched a peer-to-peer (P2P) marketplace where you can buy and sell used Peak Design equipment, complete with the company’s lifetime guarantee. The platform, which is limited to the United States for the time being, is aptly called the Peak Design Marketplace. Its goal, according to Peak Design, is to reduce the need for third-parties when looking to buy and sell pre-owned Peak Design equipment. Now, buyers and sellers can interact directly, all while knowing every piece of gear sold through the marketplace will be protected...

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Slideshow: Winners of the All About Photo Awards 2020, The Mind’s Eye competition

Posted by on May 11th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Slideshow: Winners of the All About Photo Awards 2020, The Mind’s Eye competition

AAP Magazine has announced the winners and finalists for its 2020 All About Photo Awards, The Mind’s Eye competition. 10 judges representing AAP, along with professional photographers, selected 40 images from a pool of entrants from 23 countries and 5 continents. The winning image, ‘Porter,’ was taken by Tom Price from the United Kingdom. It portrays the plight of relocated migrant workers. The top 5 winners were awarded a cash prize of $10,000 and will be exhibited on Daylighted’s digital platform in an online...

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Pentax K-3 Mark III sample gallery

Posted by on May 11th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Pentax K-3 Mark III sample gallery

Published May 11, 2021 | dpreview staff The Pentax K-3 Mark III is Ricoh’s latest flagship APS-C DSLR that’s been a long time in the making. With a new 26MP sensor, updated autofocus and refined ergonomics and features, the K-3 III looks like the ultimate APS-C DSLR on the market right now. We’re settling in for our usual testing, we took it for a spin around the Puget Sound region to see what it can do – and while we haven’t yet taken a look at its Pixel Shift mode, keep an eye out for an update with samples very...

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Tokina announces 25-75mm T2.9 cinema lens for $4,999

Posted by on May 11th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Tokina announces 25-75mm T2.9 cinema lens for $4,999

Tokina has announced the impending release of its new 25–75mm T2.9 cinema lens, a parfocal lens it calls ‘the pinnacle of modern cinema zoom lens design.’ The lens’ focal length fits between the company’s current 11–20mm T2.9 and 50–135mm T2.9 cinema zoom lenses, but its physical presence makes it the largest of the three. It weighs in at 2kg (4.4lbs), measures 174mm (6.85″) long (PL mount) and has a 95mm (3.74″) front diameter. The 25-75mm T2.9 Tokina Cinema Lens on-set with the RED Komodo The 25–75mm T2.9 lens is...

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Razer announces new Blade 15 with 4K OLED touchscreen, RTX graphics, & faster memory

Posted by on May 11th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Razer announces new Blade 15 with 4K OLED touchscreen, RTX graphics, & faster memory

When looking for a notebook well-suited to photo and editing, it makes a lot of sense for Windows users to look at laptops designed for gaming. After all, a gaming computer focuses on a powerful GPU, robust CPU and fast memory, all important components when trying to get the best performance out of software like Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and video editors. The new Razer Blade 15 refresh ticks all these boxes while maintaining an even thinner design than its predecessors. Razer originally launched the Blade 15 back in 2018. Since then, the...

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How to Focus Stack Panoramic Images

Posted by on May 11th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

How to Focus Stack Panoramic Images

Over the years, focus stacking has gained wide popularity among digital photographers and is a handy technique you can use to get crisp images. However, how can a photographer use focus stacking when shooting panoramas? Digital panoramic photography often requires three, five, or more images to be stitched together in order to produce the desired end result. When combined with focus stacking, the challenges suddenly become bigger. This article explores those challenges and recommends tips for successfully creating a focus stacked panorama....

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New York Times unveils prototype system aimed at inspiring confidence in photojournalism

Posted by on May 10th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

New York Times unveils prototype system aimed at inspiring confidence in photojournalism

Misinformation is a big issue online, especially with how quickly false stories are shared. The New York Times R&D team has worked with the Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI) on a prototype system ‘exploring tools to give readers transparency into the source and veracity of news visuals.’ If a picture is worth a thousand words, the picture must be verifiably truthful to its viewers. As CAI points out, it used to be a given that a ‘photograph never lies.’ However, that hasn’t been true for a long time....

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Video: How to ‘think beyond the rules’ and follow your intuition when composing photographs

Posted by on May 10th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Video: How to ‘think beyond the rules’ and follow your intuition when composing photographs

[embedded content] Photographer and YouTuber Sean Tucker is back again with another insightful video lesson wherein he takes a nuanced look at composition. In a way few others do, Tucker goes beyond the usual ‘rules of composition,’ imploring you to follow your intuition when framing and capturing a photograph. The 19-minute video, titled ‘Photography Composition: Thinking Beyond the Rules,’ steps outside the usual discussion of composition, opting instead to look at framing through a more inspired lens — one not bound by and ‘bullied’ by the...

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