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How to Clean and Mod the Beam Splitter in a Rangefinder Camera

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I recently collaborated with Chris from filmismorefun and made a video about how to clean the beam splitter in your rangefinder camera as well as how to improve the rangefinder patch too. This is an advanced tutorial with great results. Warning: This type of technique can damage your equipment. Proceed ...

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Arctic Photos Exhibited Inside Blocks of Melting Ice

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During SXSW in Austin, Texas, earlier this month, award-winning Canadian documentary photographer Louie Palu held an unusual exhibition titled “Arctic Passage.” His large format photos were displayed on a plaza frozen within large blocks of ice. Palu shot the photos in the Arctic over the course of three years while ...

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Concise Photography Advice for Friends and Family

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“Do you have any advice on how to take good photos?” Because I don’t make a secret of my interest in photography, it’s not uncommon for people around me to assume that I’m the right person to answer this seemingly innocuous question. It doesn’t really help when I try to ...

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The ‘Boring’ Hometown Photography Challenge

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If you feel like the place you live is boring and lacking in good photo spots, try doing a “Boring Hometown Photography Challenge.” That’s what photographer Wahid Fayumzadah discusses in this 11-minute video. “Like many other photographers and maybe people in general, you might consider your own hometown to be ...

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Lomography Unveils the Petzval 55mm f/1.7 for Full-Frame Mirrorless

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Lomography has announced the new Petzval 55mm f/1.7 lens, its first Petzval Art lens created for full-frame mirrorless cameras. “The Petzval 55mm f/1.7 is characterized by an optic that makes this lens perfect for attaining crystal clarity, even alongside its signature swirly bokeh,” Lomography says. The lens features an improved ...

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How to Tell if Your Nikon Battery is Fake

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B&H informed customers this week that it recently sold a batch of “subpar” Nikon batteries and is now sending out free replacements. Nikon is now confirmed that the “subpar” batteries were counterfeit and is advising photographers on how to check their own batteries. “It has come to our attention that ...

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Light Formulation: Statement of an Artist

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I always resisted writing artist statements and bios. In school, that part of every assignment or exhibition was the most agonizing. It felt overly simplistic to just describe what the viewer was about to encounter, or why objects or abstract shapes, making my specific image or groups of images, were ...

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Lenny Kravitz Designed a $24K Leica with Faux Python Skin

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Leica and rock star Lenny Kravitz have teamed up to unveil a new limited edition Leica M Monochrom. Called the “Drifter” Set, the new Kravitz-designed camera features faux python skin. “The striking special edition set celebrates Kravitz’s dedication to visual storytelling and pays homage to his inspired, nomadic lifestyle,” Leica ...

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