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Canon 85mm Shootout: f/1.2 vs f/1.4 vs f/1.8


Canon currently offers three different 85mm lenses: the $370 85mm f/1.8, the $1,600 85mm f/1.4L IS, and the $1,900 85mm f/1.2L II. If you’re wondering how they stack up, check out this 9-minute video by self-proclaimed photography nerd Kai Wong, who recently went hands-on by comparing the trio in a ...

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Using Drones to Shoot War Zones


Photographer and director Joey L has been using camera drones to capture aerial photos and videos in conflict zones. Here’s a 21-minute talk he recently gave on his work at Hardwired NYC. With how far consumer drones have come in the past several years, it’s possible for Joey to capture incredibly ...

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Photographer: Beware ImageRights International


Notable American photographer Kalliope Amorphous has published a warning to other photographers who are considering protecting their copyright using ImageRights International. She accuses the company of an “egregious grab” that forces photographers to use the company’s legal services. ImageRights is one of a number of companies that have popped up ...

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Michaels: Yes, You Can Do That Portrait Challenge In Our Stores


Photographer Jenna Martin helped spark a movement back in November 2017 when she did her “Ugly Places, Pretty Portraits” challenge in a Lowe’s home improvement store. Since then it has spread to other popular retail chains, include arts and crafts stores. But while the #hobbylobbychallenge is officially against store policy, ...

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Samyang Unveils the XP 50mm f/1.2 for 50MP Photos and 8K Video


Samyang has just announced a new premium lens, the XP 50mm f/1.2 for Canon EF full frame cameras. It’s a manual focus lens that’s designed for shooting 50-megapixel photos and 8K videos. The new 50mm f/1.2 is the third lens in Samyang’s premium XP (“XPert”) lens lineup, following in the ...

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