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ProGrade Digital: A New Memory Card Brand by Ex-Lexar Execs


Say hello to ProGrade Digital, a new brand of pro-grade memory cards and card readers for photographers. The company was founded by former Lexar executives who are aiming to offer the highest quality memory cards on the market. Micron shocked the photo world in June 2017 when it unexpectedly announced ...

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Fujifilm Unveils the X-H1: 4K Video and In-Body Stabilization


Fujifilm just unveiled the X-H1, a pro-grade X Series mirrorless camera with 4K and professional video capabilities. As recent rumors foretold, the X-H1 is also the first X Series body with in-body image stabilization. “The new X-H1 is the highest performance camera in the X Series line of mirrorless cameras,” ...

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Panasonic Lumix GX9 and ZS200: 4K Video in Tiny Packages


Panasonic has just announced the Lumix GX9 mirrorless and XZ200 compact cameras. Both cameras offer 4K video recording in pint-sized bodies. Panasonic Lumix GX9 The Panasonic Lumix GX9 is a Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera with a 20.3-megapixel sensor that leaves out a low-pass filter for increased sharpness. Backed by ...

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How to Get STF-Style Bokeh Without a $1,000+ STF Lens


Smooth Trans Focus (STF) was invented by Minolta in the 1980s and became available in the Minolta 135mm f/2.8 STF in 1999. The special design of the lens with an Apodization (APD) filter allows for the smoothing of out-of-focus areas, or bokeh. The APD filter reduces the light transmitted through ...

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