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Review: The Yongnuo 40mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens for Nikon is Bad

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As far as I am aware, Yongnuo’s latest entry in its ultra-cheap prime lens lineup is the first F-mount 40mm pancake lens that features autofocus. I was excited to hear the announcement back in September as I’ve always been jealous of Canon users and their 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens with ...

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Leica’s New Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2 is the Return of a Classic 1935 Lens

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Leica has just announced the new Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2, a revival of a classic lens that was originally released way back in 1935. “A modern renaissance of the classic lens, Thambar gives photographers an unparalleled soft-focus aesthetic,” Leica says, noting that the lens is distinguished by its “unmistakeable bokeh.” ...

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Surfing with a Back-Mounted GoPro on a Pole That’s Edited Out

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Here’s a neat perspective for shooting surfers: filmmaker Chris Rogers mounted a GoPro HERO6 onto surfer Bianca Buitendag‘s back and then edited the pole rig out during post-processing. You can see the mount and the footage at 2:17 in the 4-minute video above. The GoPro HERO6 mounted to Buitendag‘s back. ...

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Nokia Shelves Its $25,000 VR Camera, the OZO

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Back in mid-2015, as interest in virtual reality headsets was heating up, Nokia announced a $60,000 spherical virtual reality camera called the OZO. This week, Nokia announced that it will be halting development of the camera system and cutting 310 jobs in the process. Reuters reports that despite slashing the ...

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