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A Radioactive Lens

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Between the 1940s and 1970s, a number of camera manufacturers designed lenses employing thoriated glass in one or more elements. Incorporating as much as 40% thorium dioxide (ThO2) in the glass mixture increases the index of refraction of the glass while maintaining low dispersion. Thoriated glass elements allowed lenses to ...

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Photographer Sees Mythical Creatures in Stormy Waves

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Photographer Rachael Talibart spent a great deal of her childhood in southeast England staring at powerful ocean waves and imagining creatures in the sea. Through her ongoing photo project titled Sirens, Talibart is now sharing her imagination with the world. Each photo in the series shows ocean waves that look ...

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How to Use a Phone Screen for Magical Portraits

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Wedding photographers are always looking to take creative, novel portraits and a quick, simple trick is often sitting right in their pocket. By using a phone screen as a reflective surface, it is possible to cover up unsightly elements, add intrigue, and make an image that much more interesting. Here’s ...

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This Stock Photo Fail Was Spotted at a Supermarket in Poland

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This line of hand mixers was spotted in Poland in a Biedronka store (the largest discount supermarket chain). Instead of properly using licensed Shutterstock stock photos that come without watermarks, the graphic designers used watermark versions. And apparently, no one noticed (or cared). “In Biedronka, you will find Shutterstock blenders,” ...

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Canon Unveils the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III and 70-200mm f/4L IS II

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Canon has just announced two next-generation 70-200mm lenses in its EF stable: the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III and 70-200mm f/4L IS II, geared toward professionals and advanced amateurs, respectively. “The new lenses serve advanced amateur and professional photographers in a variety of applications and solutions including wildlife, landscapes, portrait and ...

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