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The Effects of Different Light Modifiers on Studio Lighting


 Here’s a 9-minute video from Radhakrishnan Chakyat of Pixel Village that looks at the effects that different light modifiers have on studio lighting. Chakyat tests a soft box, beauty dish, parabolic soft box, and a reflector. Chakyat first shot a portrait of his subject using a naked flash (meaning there were no ...

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Fujifilm Lenses Have Quality Control Issues: Reports


Fujifilm may have a quality control issue on their hands. Two reports have emerged this month of new Fujifilm lenses arriving with sizable dust specks, cracks, and excessive variations between copies. Photography Life reported on January 3rd that they discovered “multiple samples of a number of lenses” having debris between ...

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How To Get Medium Format Colors With Full Frame


Over the last few months, I have been in contact with Phase One to test their latest medium format camera, the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic. The standard 100MP backs from both Hasselblad and Phase One, already have incredible colors, due to being able to produce 16-bit raw files. Phase One, however, ...

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Canon Asking Its Pros What They Want in a Pro Mirrorless Camera


If you’re a Canon shooter who has been waiting for Canon to get serious about mirrorless cameras, here’s some promising news: Canon has reportedly been asking its professionals what they’d like to see in a mirrorless camera. Canon Rumors is hearing from a trusted source that Canon has been surveying ...

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Kodak Scanza: A New Compact Budget Film Scanner


Kodak has announced a new budget film scanner called the Scanza. Designed for consumers, the scanner can digitize a number of different film formats, from 35mm still photos to 8mm motion picture film. The Kodak Scanza comes with three different adapter trays for working with different film sizes (35mm, 126, ...

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Google Unveils Two Point-and-Shoot VR Cameras by Lenovo and Yi


Google has just unveiled two new VR point-and-shoot cameras that are capable of harnessing YouTube’s VR180 format. The two cameras, the Lenovo Mirage and the Yi Horizon VR180, were announced at CES 2018. The VR180 format is not a complete 360-degree viewpoint but instead allows for an extremely large field of view ...

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Blindly Taking Apart a $6,000 Camera to See What’s Inside


While riding an ATV through snowy trails, photographer Peter McKinnon accidentally broke the mic input jack on his $6,000 Canon 1D X Mark II. Before sending the DSLR in to Canon for repairs, McKinnon decided to try his hand at blindly opening up the camera to see what’s inside. As ...

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5 Things We’re Hoping For From Camera Companies in 2018


Designing and manufacturing camera gear ain’t easy, as anyone who has invested in a Kickstarter project can attest. The amount of technology that’s stuffed into gear is astonishing, but that doesn’t mean each product meets the needs of the photographer. So in the spirit of “there’s always room for improvement,” ...

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