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The $399 Laowa 25mm Macro Lens vs the $1,050 Canon MP-E 65mm

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In January 2018, I had the opportunity to test a pre-production version of Laowa’s first lens in 2018, the Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x. It is a niche high magnification macro lens touted to be the answer or alternative to the Canon MP-E 65mm for non-Canon users (especially Nikon macro photographers). ...

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Google to Buy Lytro for ~$40M: Report

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Google is reportedly in the process of acquiring the light field camera startup company Lytro with a price tag somewhere in the range of $25 million to $40 million. TechCrunch reports that despite receiving no official comment from Google and Lytro, “several” people familiar with the deal have confirmed it. ...

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This Robot is Made of Canon DSLR Gear

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If you ever completely total a pricey collection of camera equipment, perhaps you should consider turning it into a one-of-a-kind robot sculpture for your home or office. Craig of Canon Rumors was visiting the Canon Canada customer service center earlier this month when he came across the strange sight above: ...

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The World’s Largest SSD is Now 100TB

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It seems the competition for the title of “world’s highest capacity SSD” is heating up. Just a month after Samsung announced an industry-leading 30TB SSD, the bar has just been raised over three times higher. The company Nimbus Data has unveiled a monstrous 100TB SSD. The new “ExaDrive DC series ...

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7 Reasons I Still Shoot Film in 2018

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I’ve been shooting analog for almost four years now, and all I can say is: analog has truly changed my life and what I think about what it means produce photo imagery. My first deep contact with analog photography was during college, and back then I would never imagine I ...

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Brono Wants to Revolutionize Lighting with a Grid of Mirrors

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Brono is a new Norwegian lighting solution that aims to “revolutionize” studio lighting by giving photographers more control and options. It’s basically a large grid of mirrors that can be individually adjusted. The patent-pending invention is the brainchild of Svein Utigård, a professional photographer of over three decades. Each Brono ...

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