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Microsoft Paid ‘Bliss’ Photog $100K+ and ‘Autumn’ Photog $45


The iconic default Microsoft XP wallpaper “Bliss” is considered to be the most-viewed photo of all time. While Microsoft paid the photographer behind that photo over $100,000 for the usage, a different photographer who shot the well-known “Autumn” wallpaper earned just $45. Charles O’Rear is the American photographer who’s best ...

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A Review of the $9,000 Medium Format Hasselblad X1D by Kai Wong


The $9,000 Hasselblad X1D medium format mirrorless camera contains the best performing sensor in the world, at least according to the folks over at DxOMark. Kai Wong just released this informative and lighthearted 8-minute review of this monster camera. After unboxing the beast, Wong took the camera out to Durdle ...

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Imatag Uses Invisible Watermarks to Protect Your Photos


Imatag is a new service that uses invisible watermarks to protect photographs from copyright infringement. With the development of AI technology that can easily remove physical watermarks, more covert solutions could be a solution for photographers looking to identify and prove ownership of copied images online. Once protected, Imatag will also ...

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Review: Sony Gets It Right with the FE 24-105mm f/4 G Lens


Here’s one of the first in-depth reviews of the new Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS lens, comparing it for reference to the Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 and Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L lenses using precise and reliable measurements. A Much Anticipated Lens When I started to photograph with the Sony ...

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Apple Admits It Slows Down Older iPhones: Here’s Why


The iPhone has become the digital camera of choice for hundreds of millions of people around the world these days, but if you’ve used your iPhone for more than a year or two, you may have noticed a slowdown in performance. Apple has just admitted that it intentionally slows down ...

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Yongnuo 14mm f/2.8: An Ultra-Wide-Angle Autofocus Lens


There will soon be a new option for people looking for an affordable ultra-wide-angle lens. Yongnuo is reportedly set to launch a 14mm f/2.8 lens with autofocus capabilities. Nikon Rumors reports that the lens is coming “soon” and that pricing and availability are not yet known. It’ll likely be available ...

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