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Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Boast the First Dual Aperture Lens


Samsung has just announced the S9 and S9+ smartphones, which feature what Samsung says is the company’s most advanced camera ever. The low-light camera is the first in the smartphone industry to use a dual aperture lens. “Good lighting is the secret to any great photo,” Samsung says. “But often, ...

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500px Acquired by VCG, the Getty Images of China


500px has been acquired by Visual China Group (VCG), the Beijing, China-based photo and media agency that’s known as “the Getty Images of China.” VCG announced today that its subsidiary VCG Hong Kong has acquired 100% of 500px shares. VCG previously led a $13 million funding round in 500px back ...

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Shooting Wet Plate Double Exposures with a Handheld Camera


Wet plate photographer Markus Hofstaetter recently tried his hand at tackling an unusual project: he wanted to shoot wet plate portraits handheld. Hofstaetter started out by using his country’s equivalent of craigslist to hunt for and purchase a nearly 100-year-old camera that would be suitable for his project. The one ...

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This is the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 Art Lens


Behold: this is the soon-to-be-announced Sigma 105mm f/1.4 Art lens, a fast telephoto prime that will soon be announced for Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA, and Sony FE full frame cameras. Photos of the lens were just leaked by the Japanese camera site Nokishita. Other sources are saying that ...

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Canon’s 470EX-AI is the World’s First Flash with AI Bounce


Canon has announced the new 470EX-AI, a flash with a new “revolutionary” technology called Auto Intelligent (AI) Bounce. It can figure out the optimal bounce angle for lighting your subject. It’s “a revolutionary new flash system designed with entry-level and enthusiast photographers in mind,” Canon says. “The Speedlite 470EX-AI Flash ...

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Canon Unveils the EOS M50, Its First 4K Mirrorless Camera


Canon has officially announced the EOS M50, the first camera capable of 4K video recording in Canon’s mirrorless lineup. “Upgrading from a smartphone camera to an entry-level interchangeable lens camera (ILC) can be considered to some people a daunting task,” Canon says. “Canon […] supports those looking to advance their ...

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