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How Much Does Dynamic Range Matter?

How Much Does Dynamic Range Matter?

Dynamic range is sort of like the new megapixels in 2019: it is the camera spec that a lot of photographers use as a benchmark to compare different bodies. But how much does it really matter when it comes down to it? This great video examines the concept and if it is something you should obsess about.

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The Canon EOS R: One Year Later, How Does It Compare?

The Canon EOS R: One Year Later, How Does It Compare?

It’s been just over a year since Canon finally stepped into the world of mirrorless full-frame cameras. In this short video, Jared Polin offers some interesting thoughts on what Canon has achieved, where it has fallen short, and what the future holds for the Japanese manufacturer.

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A Review of the Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD Lens

A Review of the Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD Lens

Tamron has been killing it with their lens releases in the last few years, undercutting the prices of first party manufacturers by significant amounts while still providing high optical quality and performance that have led to an increasing presence in the professional segment. This great review takes a look at the Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD lens for Canon and Nikon DSLRs.

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The Best Camera for Black and White Photography

The Best Camera for Black and White Photography

For photographers who love working in black and white, there are certain cameras that are really suited for the task. This interesting comparison compares two dedicated Leica monochrome digital cameras to a Fuji camera using a black and white profile and a classic Leica film camera.

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Ricoh Is Developing a new Pentax Flagship APS-C DSLR

Ricoh Is Developing a new Pentax Flagship APS-C DSLR

Ricoh has announced the development of a new flagship APS-C Pentax DSLR to be launched in 2020, with a preview of the camera being shown soon at the Pentax Meeting 100th Anniversary Special in Japan.

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Fuji Announces Development of X-Pro3 With Unique Features Like Hidden Display

Fuji Announces Development of X-Pro3 With Unique Features Like Hidden Display

Fans of Fujifilm will be pleased to know that the company has announced the development of the X-Pro3, the next in their line of rangefinder-style cameras. The camera will have some very unique features and upgrades; check them out here.

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Fuji Scraps 33mm f/1.0 Lens, Announces Development of 50mm f/1.0 Lens

Fuji Scraps 33mm f/1.0 Lens, Announces Development of 50mm f/1.0 Lens

Fujifilm has been working on development of an extreme lens, a 33mm f/1.0, for its X-mount mirrorless cameras for a little while now. However, the company has announced that they have canceled development of the lens in favor of a new 50mm f/1 lens.

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Tamron Is Releasing a Ton of Lenses for Sony Cameras Soon

Tamron Is Releasing a Ton of Lenses for Sony Cameras Soon

Tamron has been absolutely killing it with their highly lauded lenses for Sony’s full frame cameras, the 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD and 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD. It seems the company is showing no signs of stopping, with an announcement of four brand new lenses on its way in October.

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Nikon Rumored to Release Z 8 With 60-Megapixel Resolution and 16-Bit Raw

Nikon Rumored to Release Z 8 With 60-Megapixel Resolution and 16-Bit Raw

Nikon’s Z 6 and Z 7 cameras are the first forays into the full frame mirrorless market for the company. As they continue to expand the offering for the new Z mount, rumors are coming out of the Z 8, including claims of ultra-high resolution and deep bit depth.

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A Second Look at the Canon EOS RP

A Second Look at the Canon EOS RP

It’s been seven months since the Canon EOS RP has been out in the market. While most others are looking at the performance of the camera in a general sense, I put it to the test and tried to find the right context for such a camera.

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Meet the Man With the World’s Largest Camera Collection

Meet the Man With the World's Largest Camera Collection

A lot of us love our gear and just the pure joy that comes from playing with novel cameras. And I will readily and happily admit that I own far more cameras than I actually need, but I enjoy them. My collections pales in comparison to this man’s, however, which totals well in the thousands and includes many rare, expensive, and fascinating cameras.

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Profoto Announces New Studio-Quality Smartphone Lights, Retailing at $299 and $499

Profoto Announces New Studio-Quality Smartphone Lights, Retailing at $299 and $499

In a new announcement from Profoto, the company’s first ever studio lights for smartphones have been unveiled. The C1 and C1 plus are small, portable, handheld bulbs that can be used to enhance any casual phone snaps.

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Is Canon About to Release a Full Frame Camera Specifically for Astrophotography?

Is Canon About to Release a Full Frame Camera Specifically for Astrophotography?

Canon’s mirrorless lenses have gotten off to quite an impressive start, though the bodies still have some catching up to do when it comes to innovation. Canon might be pushing that envelope a bit next year, though, as new rumors have uncovered the potential release of the ROS Ra, a full frame mirrorless camera designed specifically for astrophotography.

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Would You Use Eye-Controlled Autofocus?

Would You Use Eye-Controlled Autofocus?

Over two decades ago, Canon introduced a very unique feature in some of their film SLRs: eye-controlled autofocus. Recently, the company filed a patent that shows a similar system being worked on. Is it a feature you would like in your camera?

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A to Z of Photography: Yashica and Madame Yevonde

A to Z of Photography: Yashica and Madame Yevonde

In this article we turn to the society photographer, and fortune teller sounding, Madame Yevonde, but before her another Japanese brand that bit the dust. Yashica were prominent in the post-war photographic world, but when did they cease production?

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Dust and Rain Covers: A Comparison from Africa (Part One: Poncho Covers)

Dust and Rain Covers: A Comparison from Africa (Part One: Poncho Covers)

At 55 to 80 million years old, the Namib Desert is one of the oldest and driest deserts in the World. The Namib is made up of massive fields of sand dunes, a humid, fog-laden coastline, and arid rocky plains.

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The Canon 1D X Mark III Is on Its Way Soon

The Canon 1D X Mark III Is on Its Way Soon

I will be the first to tell you that the Canon 1D X Mark II is a great camera and a personal favorite, but at 3.5 years old, it’s starting to show its age just a bit, and some eyes are starting to turn toward the forthcoming Mark III version. The good news is that it’s coming next year, and with it will come some fantastic features.

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