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How Apple Created Portrait Lighting


Apple just released this 1-minute video that offers a short and sweet behind-the-scenes explanation of how the company created the Portrait Lighting feature found in the latest iPhones. Apple says it started out by studying the art of portraiture through the history of art, from paintings to photographs. After doing ...

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Kodak is Bringing Back T-MAX P3200 Film


The film renaissance marches on. Kodak Alaris just announced today that it will be bringing back Kodak Professional T-MAX P3200 TMZ, the multi-speed panchromatic black-and-white negative film. P3200 TMZ has a nominal film speed of ISO 800, but the “P” designation means that it’s designed to be push-processed to EI ...

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Sigma’s New 14-24mm f/2.8 Art Lens Costs Just $1,299


Sigma has just announced the pricing and availability of its new 14-24mm f/2.8 Art lens, and the new details won’t disappoint. The lens will be available next month with a price tag of just $1,299. Sigma’s Art lenses are highly acclaimed for matching (or often exceeding) the optical quality of ...

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Canon 6D vs 6D Mark II: A Real-Life Noise Comparison


Canon released its 6D Mark II in 2017, and the Internet has been abuzz ever since then discussing its high ISO performance. There have been reports that the Mark II creates more noise at high ISOs than the original 6D. But the thing about these comparisons is that number one, ...

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Samsung Unveils World’s Largest SSD with Whopping 30TB


If you’re in the market for an SSD drive, you’re probably looking at 128GB, 250GB, or 500GB drive. Well, Samsung just announced a 30720GB drive. Yes, you read that number correctly — it’s the highest-capacity SSD drive in the world. The new Samsung PM1643 is a 2.5-inch drive that offers ...

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Canon 85mm Shootout: f/1.2 vs f/1.4 vs f/1.8


Canon currently offers three different 85mm lenses: the $370 85mm f/1.8, the $1,600 85mm f/1.4L IS, and the $1,900 85mm f/1.2L II. If you’re wondering how they stack up, check out this 9-minute video by self-proclaimed photography nerd Kai Wong, who recently went hands-on by comparing the trio in a ...

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RED and Foxconn Team Up to Make 8K Cameras at 1/3 the Price


Cinema camera maker RED and Foxconn (best known for manufacturing the iPhone) have announced that they’re teaming up to create affordable professional-grade cinema cameras for the general public. Nikkei reports that the two companies are aiming to slash both price tags and the physical size of cameras. “We will make ...

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Are $5 IKEA LADDA Batteries Identical to $20 Eneloop Pro Batteries?


Do you use Eneloop Pro rechargeable batteries in your photo equipment? You may be able to get the same performance at a much lower cost. This interesting 7-minute video from Matthew Eargle of AirborneSurfer looks into whether these relatively expensive batteries ($20 per pack of 4) are actually identical to the much ...

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