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This Widest-Ever 4.9mm Fisheye Lens Can See Behind Itself

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LensRentals founder Roger Cicala is known for disassembling camera gear and sharing his findings on his company blog. Now he has done the opposite: he’s sharing how he built (from scratch) a prototype 4.9mm f/3.5 “hyperfisheye” lens, the widest fisheye lens ever made. It’s a lens so wide that it ...

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The EOS RP is a New Low for Canon

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Prior to Canon releasing its first full-frame mirrorless camera, I wrote an article discussing how Canon will dominate the mirrorless industry. Many of you made fun of the title, which was fair enough; the comments did make me chuckle. The point of the article, however, was that Canon will be ...

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How to Remove Flare from Photos Without Cloning

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To shoot directly into the sun is both challenging and fun. Challenging because it can be difficult to control the light and, not least, our images are very often marred by sun flare. One simple way of avoiding flare is to shoot an extra exposure with one finger or more ...

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This Guy Shot 50,000 Pics to Make an 81MP Photo of the Moon

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Check out this incredible photo of the moon. It may look like it was captured using some ultra-advanced (and expensive) equipment, but it was actually created by astrophotography enthusiast Andrew McCarthy by capturing and combining 50,000 photos. The Sacramento, California-based McCarthy shot the photos using two cameras: his Sony a7 ...

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Tetenal Film Chemistry to Live On: Management Buyout Accepted

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After word of Tetenal’s financial difficulties emerged in late 2018, the photochemistry giant announced in January 2019 that it would be closing shop after 172 years. But an employee-led management buyout offer has now been accepted, allowing the business to live on. New Tetenal, the entity that was formed by ...

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This Website Generates AI Portraits of People Who Don’t Exist

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NVIDIA got the world talking in December 2018 after showing off a new AI that can create ultra-realistic photos of people who don’t actually exist. Now there’s a website that lets you generate these imaginary portraits yourself. It’s called thispersondoesnotexist.com. The site was set up by San Francisco-based Uber software ...

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Briefing a Photographer: How to Write a Photography Brief

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Briefing a photographer can be challenging, especially if you haven’t hired one in the past. A good brief provides all the key information about your project that a photographer will need to make logistical, technical and creative decisions. Tips for writing the best photography brief will differ depending on the ...

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