Photography

Panasonic Unveils the S5: A Compact Full-Frame Camera for Hybrid Shooters

Panasonic has just unveiled the much-rumored and heavily leaked Lumix S5: a compact, entry(ish)-level full-frame mirrorless camera that packs a lot of impressive video and stills features into a more compact and affordable L-mount body. A lot of the “core” features of the Panasonic S5 are similar to the more expensive S1: it uses the …

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The LomoGraflok 4×5 Instant Back Lets You Use Fuji Instax Film on Large Format Cameras

The folks over at Lomography have just unveiled the LomoGraflok 4×5 Instant Back: the world’s first Instant Back for 4×5 cameras that’s designed to use Fujifilm Instax Wide film. As Lomo puts it, “large format photography just got a whole lot easier, less expensive, and more accessible!” Combining Instax film with various film bodies isn’t …

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How to Correct Perspective Distortions with Photoshop’s Camera Raw Filter

Here’s a 1.5-minute video tutorial that could improve your workflow if you’re often correcting perspective distortions in your photos. In it, Photoshop Training Channel teaches how to get the job done by converting your photo into a Smart Object and then using Photoshop’s Camera Raw Filter. In the new version of Camera Raw, the tools …

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This Bizarre Super Macro Lens Basically Turns Your Camera Into a Microscope

Photographer Arthur R recently got his hands on a strange lens that you probably haven’t heard of. Made by Japanese company Yasuhara, the Nanoha Super Macro is a full-manual, 4x-5x macro lens with built-in USB-powered LEDs that basically turns your camera into a microscope. This lens is an odd-ball for sure. It’s fully manual (no …

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Sony Unveils New A-Mount to E-Mount Adapter with Built-In AF Motor

In a surprise announcement this morning, Sony unveiled the new LA-EA5 lens adapter: a Sony A-mount to E-mount adapter that promises E-Mount autofocus and burst shooting performance when using Sony’s older A-mount glass, including lenses without a built-in AF motor. The LA-EA5 is a surprisingly compact adapter, given everything it’s promising. The adapter allegedly delivers …

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5 List-Making Exercises to Improve Creativity in Photography

The post 5 List-Making Exercises to Improve Creativity in Photography appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Megan Kennedy. We’ve all made lists before: shopping lists, to-do lists, Christmas lists, and more. List-making can be a valuable asset to photography, too. In this article, we’ll look at the benefits of list-making, how …

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This Dead $10,000 Camera Shows the Danger of Salt Water

LensRentals recently got back a $10,000 Fujinon GFX100 medium format mirrorless camera from a customer who used it in dive housing and reported that it “suddenly died for no reason.” After Fuji declared repair impossible and insurance claims were paid, LensRentals decided to take the camera apart and look inside. From the outside, the camera …

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Google Images Launches ‘Licensable’ Badge and Search Filter

Google today launched new features in Google Images “to help people use images on the web responsibly.” The features should benefit photographers, as they help people both identify photos that can be licensed as well as find out how to properly license them. Licensable Badge Google Images’ new “Licensable” badge, which had been in beta …

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