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Phase One’s New Drone Camera is First to Pack 100MP Sony BSI Sensor


Phase One has announced the iXM 100MP, a 100-megapixel medium format camera for drones that’s the first camera to feature Sony’s 100MP backside-illuminated (BSI) 44x33mm sensor. It’s “a breakthrough aerial camera platform driven by the world’s fastest medium-format imaging sensor,” Phase One says. The backside-illumination design allows the sensor to ...

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Using a 140-Year-Old Lens on a $15,000 RED Camera


How does a 140-year-old lens perform on a modern $15,000 cinema camera? Photographer and filmmaker Mathieu Stern wanted to find out, so he paired his ancient (by photography standards) lens with a 5K RED camera to see what would result. Here’s a 4-minute video by Stern about the experiment: “It’s ...

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This Modified Polaroid Camera Prints Photos on Thermal Paper


Polaroid cameras are fun to use, but shooting high numbers of instant photos can get very expensive very quickly. Tim Alex Jacobs, known as mitxela online, recently solved this problem by modifying a standard Polaroid camera into an instant camera that prints photos on thermal paper (the kind used for ...

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Nocturnus 75mm f/0.95 Unveiled: It’s the World’s Fastest 75mm Lens


The German brand Meyer-Optik Goerlitz has just announced the Nocturnus 75mm f/0.95, the world’s fastest 75mm lens. It’s designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras with Leica M, Sony FE, and Fuji X mounts. The lens features a 15-blade steel aperture with anti-reflection coating for creamy bokeh that’s “ideal for portrait photography ...

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Shootout: Samsung Galaxy vs Google Pixel vs Apple iPhone


It’s been a few years now since smartphones became legitimate tools for professional photography. While a DSLR or high-end mirrorless is almost certainly the preferred choice, phone camera quality has reached the point where it can be used in many situations. TIME Magazine ran an iPhone photo as a cover ...

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Meike Unveils an 85mm f/1.8, Its First Autofocus Lens


Meike has announced its new 85mm f/1.8 full-frame lens, the Hong Kong-based camera gear manufacturer’s first autofocus lens. It’s available in Canon EF, Nikon F, and Sony E mounts (for APS-C cameras). The MK-85mm f/1.8 features an all-metal body, a multi-coated front element, a lens hood, 9 elements in 6 ...

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Huawei P20 Pro vs Canon 5DS R: I’m Stunned…


The new Huawei P20 Pro smartphone boasts what Huawei claims is the best-ever smartphone camera. It has a combination of three sensors with individual lenses, a 40-megapixel (yes!) 1/1.7-inch color sensor (significantly larger than the 1/2.9-inch sensor in the iPhone X), a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor (both these sensors are approximately ...

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Venus Optics Unveils 4 Lenses: 10-18mm, 100mm, 17mm, and 4mm


Venus Optics has just announced four upcoming lenses that are currently in development: the Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom, 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO, 17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D, and 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye MFT. The 10-18mm will be the world’s widest zoom lens for Sony full-frame E-mount cameras. Here’s Venus ...

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