This Mirror Lens Filter Lets Models See Their Own Poses

Inexperienced models often struggle in front of the camera because they lack insight into their own appearance. While we all can look our best in front of a mirror, it’s because we can see ourselves….

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ZY Optics Reveals the 50mm f/0.95 Lens for Leica M-Mount

ZY Optics has announced the Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 lens for Leica M-mount cameras, a manual focus lens that not only supports Leica Rangefinder Coupling for focus assistance but also promises to work with third-party…

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Pergear Unveils 10mm f/8 Pancake Lens for Multiple Mirrorless Mounts

Pergear has announced a 10mm f/8 APS-C manual focus, wide-angle pancake lens for micro four-thirds, Nikon Z, Sony E, and Fuji X mounts that features an extremely compact “body cap” design. Described as a “tiny…

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In Praise of Inexpensive Lenses

When I was a semi-professional 4×5 landscape photographer I often spent a half-hour shooting a single sheet of film and several hours enlarging it to the best of my ability. I sought the sharpest possible…

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Different Canon RF 100-500mm Lenses Similarly Cracking

Roger Cicala of LensRentals noticed that multiple copies of the Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 returned to the warehouse with the same visible crack in an internal element. Why it kept happening was a mystery. Cicalas…

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Apple is Adding the SD Card Reader Back in Upcoming MacBook Pro: Report

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman is a well-respected journalist who has a very strong record when it comes to rumors, and his latest promises the return of a port that photographers have been yearning to see: the…

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Canon’s AI Camera Will Be Called PowerShot PICK: Report

Just two days after the initial rumor that Canon’s experimental AI camera was close to coming to market, a Japanese publication has reported that it will be officially revealed at the end of January through…

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The Vivo X60 Pro Plus Smartphone Has a Camera Co-Developed with Zeiss

Vivo has announced the X60 Pro Plus, its 2021 flagship smartphone that boasts a quad-camera array that was co-developed by Zeiss. Called the “Vivo Zeiss Joint Imaging System,” the companies promise excellent quality despite the…

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Comparing the Sony a7R Camera Line’s Different Shutter Sounds

The unique click of one camera’s shutter can be fun to compare against one another. In a series of short videos posted by Map Camera, you can listen to the slightly different sounds of the…

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Irix Reveals the 45mm f/1.4 Lens for the Fujifilm GFX

Irix has announced the 45mm f/1.4 Dragonfly manual focus lens for the Fujifilm GFX, which has is equivalent to 36mm on a full-frame camera and very well could be the fastest aperture available for the…

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Leica Unveils Kevlar-Armored M10-P ‘Reporter’ Edition

Leica has announced the Leica M10-P “Reporter” limited edition rangefinder camera, part of the company’s 40th-anniversary celebration of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award. This latest camera might be tougher than any other, as it’s covered…

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A Face Mask Can Double as a Flash Diffuser for Better Portraits

I recently found a very practical solution for diffusing a camera flash. The solution is perhaps the most practical thing available during the COVID-19 pandemic: the spare medical mask that I kept on my bag….

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