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Can You Understand This Baffling Camera Setting?

Can You Understand This Baffling Camera Setting?

Do you ever get the feeling that people who make menu settings on cameras and manual instructions to follow are having a laugh at your expense by making things so confusing? Can you explain this Canon menu riddle to me? Because it’s baffling me.

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Circles or Squares: A Beginners Guide to Filter Formats for Landscape Photography

Circles or Squares: A Beginners Guide to Filter Formats for Landscape Photography

Many aspiring photographers get intimidated by landscape photography because of their unfamiliarity to filters. While filters are not 100% essential to learning landscape, understanding this topic before making choices can lead you towards better gear decisions.

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Review of the Elinchrom ELM8 After Four Months of Use

Review of the Elinchrom ELM8 After Four Months of Use

Elinchrom focus has mostly been on light shapers and strobes ever since they’ve existed. However, the ELM8 they released last year may be a hint they are serious about getting into continuous light. After four months of use, here’s my opinion on the Elinchrom ELM8.

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If Canon Is Releasing Four Full-Frame Cameras This Year, What Should They Be?

If Canon Is Releasing Four Full-Frame Cameras This Year, What Should They Be?

There’s been a lot of speculation about what camera Canon would add next to its new range of full-frame mirrorless bodies, and we might be a step closer to seeing what will emerge over the next twelve months. According to rumors, one is pretty certain, but the other two are a little more unexpected.

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Why Do Cameras All Have Such Stupid Names?

Why Do Cameras All Have Such Stupid Names?

Sorry, Nikon, but why you ever thought that calling hundreds of different camera models COOLPIX would be a good idea will always confuse me. It’s not just Nikon, though; camera names and naming conventions are a car crash of branding and lack of foresight. Why are they all so terrible? And which is the worst?

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A First Look at the New Fujifilm X-T200 Camera

A First Look at the New Fujifilm X-T200 Camera

The Fujifilm X-T200 is the latest camera body from the company and the newest member of the beloved X Series line of cameras. With some notable features and a very reasonable price, it looks to be like a potential winner for lots of photographers and filmmakers. This great video takes a first look at the camera and what you can expect from it.

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Using the New Canon 1D X Mark III to Shoot the NFL Playoffs

Using the New Canon 1D X Mark III to Shoot the NFL Playoffs

The 1D X Mark III is undoubtedly a powerhouse on paper, with specs that are sure to make any photographer drool. But do those specs translate to the sort of real-world performance working pros need? This excellent video discusses how it holds up when put to the test in the challenging environment of the NFL playoffs.

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Why Don’t More Manufacturers Make Monochrome Versions of Their Cameras?

Why Don't More Manufacturers Make Monochrome Versions of Their Cameras?

With Leica having just released the beautiful but insanely expensive M10 Monochrom, there’s a good question why other camera manufacturers don’t do the same. Would you buy an Sony a7M III, a Fuji X-M3, or even a Canon EOS Rm?

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Should Fujifilm Completely Discontinue the X-H1 Series of Cameras?

Should Fujifilm Completely Discontinue the X-H1 Series of Cameras?

When the X-H1 was first announced, I wrote an article talking about how it was a disappointing release from Fujifilm. My thoughts about that camera haven’t really changed; however, since rumors of the X-T4 started to circulate, I’ve had a think about the H series and where it sits in the line-up.

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Two Screens for Productive Post-Processing: A Review of the Asus Zenbook Duo for Photography

Two Screens for Productive Post-Processing: A Review of the Asus Zenbook Duo for Photography

Ever wished your laptop had a bit more workspace? The Asus Zenbook Duo has a secondary display right on the main panel that allows for increased productivity and multitasking.

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A Review of the Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens

A Review of the Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens

We would all love to have the absolutely astounding supertelephoto primes that the pros use, but with prices well into five figures, they are simply not in the cards for most of us. Luckily, in the last few years, companies have been releasing better and better long zooms at more affordable prices. This great review takes a look at the Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS lens.

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When Does Gear Matter in Photography?

When Does Gear Matter in Photography?

We often hear the refrain that gear does not matter and a talented photographer should be able to create good images no matter what they are using. And while the advice is well intentioned, it is incomplete at best, and it is important to consider the situations in which gear actually does matter and how carefully thinking about your needs and budget can lead to better images. This excellent video examines that exact issue.

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My Week With a Hasselblad

My Week With a Hasselblad

I recently got the chance to use the New Hasselblad X1D II for a week. It was my first experience with medium format and required a bit of adapting on a learning curve. Here are my first impressions about the body, design, lenses, and general usability of the camera.

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