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Yes, Nikon Designs Its Own Sensors

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Sony has been receiving attention and praise in recent years for the quality of its sensors and the fact that it produces sensors for other heavyweight camera companies, including Nikon. But even though some of Nikon’s CMOS sensors may be manufactured in Sony factories, Nikon actually spends a considerable amount ...

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Is Lens Compression Fact or Fiction?

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Photography can be confusing. I get it. I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Because of this, at times it helps us to actually put some of these theories and myths to the test. One of these myths is the concept of compression and, with it, parallax. This ...

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The Ways of Zen Photography

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When most people think of the word Zen, a meditating monk in a monastery comes to mind, a practice of enlightenment, a person being in the present or someone without attachments. When I think of Zen, I think of a lifestyle that has profoundly influenced my photography practice. I would ...

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Huawei Launches First Photo Contest Co-Judged by a Phone AI

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Huawei has announced the world’s photography competition to be co-judged by artificial intelligence on a phone. It’s called the “Spark a RenAIssance Photo Challenge.” In addition to being evaluated by a professional Leica photographer, every photo is first judged by the Huawei P20 aPro smartphone. When the P20 Pro was ...

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Kodak Bitcoin Mining ‘Scam’ Killed by SEC

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Back in January, the tech world balked when a Kodak-branded Bitcoin miner called the Kodak KashMiner was unveiled at the CES trade show in Las Vegas. It seems that photography and cryptocurrency enthusiasts weren’t the only ones that balked: the US Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) actually blocked the KashMiner ...

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That Weird Symbol on Your Camera is the Film Plane Indicator

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If you use an interchangeable-lens camera, your camera probably has a weird symbol that looks like a circle with a line through it. If you’ve never learned what this symbol is, here’s a 2-minute video by ZY Productions that explains the film/sensor plane indicator. The film plane indicator symbol on ...

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FIFA to Broadcasters: Stop Zooming In on ‘Hot Women’

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The 2018 World Cup came to an end yesterday, but FIFA has a warning for broadcasters and their camera operators moving forward: stop zooming in on “hot women” in the stands during soccer matches. BBC Sport reports that the warning was issued by Federico Addiechi, the diversity boss of soccer’s ...

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Nikon Working on Finger Sensors That Can Read Your Emotions

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Canon is known to be working on fingerprint sensors for cameras and lenses, but Nikon is apparently going a step further: it’s developing biometric sensors for cameras and lenses that can detect biological information as well as your mood when shooting a photo. The patent (JP2017-143581), first discovered and and ...

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