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The Tragic Death of My Nikon D850


It is always sad to read stories of how others lose or damage their camera gear, and I guess all of us would say, “That would never happen to me because I am cautious and won’t risk my expensive equipment.” As a travel, concert, and event photographer, from time to ...

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The Cameras That Shot the Winning Photos of World Press Photo 2019


World Press Photo just announced the winning photos for the 2019 edition of it’s world’s most prestigious photojournalism contest. Camera metadata shared alongside the top photos is again providing us with an inside look at what gear the world’s top photojournalists are using at the moment. The Spanish photography site ...

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Godox V1 vs Profoto A1: A Battle of the Round-Head Flashes


The Godox V1 round-head flash is coming to market despite the loud protests and legal threats of Profoto, which claims its A1 design was stolen (something Godox denies). If you’re wondering how the $259 V1 compares to the $995 A1, photographer Robert Hall has a sneak peek for you. In ...

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Justifying the Noctilux and Its Place in My Workflow


I have gone through the gear of almost every major brand during my early photography journey, buying my way through cameras and lenses until I arrived at my current setup, which has remained more or less the same for my entire professional career. Despite settling on a brand known for ...

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A 3.5-Year Review of the $4K Leica Q


If there’s a fundamental flaw with product reviews, it’s the typically short duration that reviewers have with the item before hitting a publishing deadline or needing to return the product to the manufacturer. With rapid product refreshes, the lifetime of any particular product can be short, which can often render ...

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LIT Flash is an Off-Camera Xenon Flash for Smartphone Cameras


Want a powerful off-camera flash but your camera of choice is a smartphone? LIT Flash is an innovative new handheld wireless Xenon flash that’s designed specifically to meet your needs. The flash was created by Marko Pirc of Slovenia, who previously made a splash with the Lumu smartphone light meter. ...

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Creative Lighting Using an Optical Snoot


I am always looking for new and easy ways to light part of an object or create interesting light in an image, and I think I have found the perfect tool for just that and so much more! Pixapro’s Optical Snoot has opened up a more efficient way to be ...

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The World’s First Etch A Sketch Camera


Self-taught programmer Martin Fitzpatrick of Two Bit Arcade has created the world’s first Etch A Sketch digital camera. It captures digital photos and then outputs them by drawing them onto the Pocket Etch A Sketch “screen” found on the back. The camera is powered by Raspberry Pi Zero. After a ...

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