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 https://vimeo.com/130868730 Venus Optics, the Chinese camera lenses manufacturer based in Anhui, China, who last September launched the world’s first 2:1 Macro Lens with infinity focus, claims to have accomplished another first.  Venus Optics has just announced the world’s widest Macro lens for full frame cameras, the Laowa 15mm f/4 Wide-Angle 1:1 Macro Lens.  And boy, does this […]

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When Lensrentals.com first got the first Canon 5Ds and 5D sr cameras in stock, Aaron and I immediately started screaming that we wanted to take one apart. It turns out we received enough 5Ds cameras to let us have a day with one to do just that. Of course, we don’t expect to find out anything amazing and revealing. We expect […]

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RONKONKOMA, NY — June 19, 2015 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens and camera manufacturer, today announced the Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art lens, the market’s first full-frame zoom lens offering a wide-open, constant aperture of F2 throughout the zoom range. Pricing and availability are pending. With the development of this latest Global Vision […]

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Like everybody else, we’re pretty excited to get our hands on Canon’s new 5DS and 5DS R. There are already a lot of hands-on articles about the cameras that probably have told you more than you need to know to make your purchase decision. Of course, for most of the Canon shooters who read this blog, the purchase […]

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https://vimeo.com/122375452 This exquisitely done video is a tribute piece by photographer Ben Moon. The story is a beautiful, touching tribute to his old dog Denali, who at the age of 14 passed away last year of cancer. It’s a story Ben chose to tell from his friend’s perspective; Denali the Dog’s view of love, loyalty and friendship.  It is also […]

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Rockets indeed, both of them, from a Sony determined to dominate the small interchangeable lens camera segment – then carrying the same technology down the whole line!  Try shooting some video of a high speed train passing by with these new RX Series incredible mind bending specifications, and see for yourself: 40x super slow motion video capture at 960fps, 480fps and […]

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The long wait is over at last!  The A7R II has been announced. Eleven Features of the New Sony A7R II Camera.  This A7R II Packs Some Real Surprises! 42.4 megapixel photos at up to ISO 102400 the world’s first back-illuminated full frame CMOS sensor 399 focal plane phase detection AF points 5-axis image stabilization system […]

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https://vimeo.com/130264939 I’ve got a small secret to tell, but I don’t want to offend anybody when I disclose it.  I go to several trade shows every year to keep up on the latest gear and software upgrades.  It gives me a chance to also catchup with old friends and view some of the best creative work […]

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Sony reports a record 66% growth in what appears to be a still advancing and ever expanding mirrorless digital camera market thanks mainly to the Alpha 7 series and a6000 cameras.  However, according to recent survey data the overall DSLR market is not as healthy – shrinking yet another 16.5% in this past year. Sony’s Mirrorless Digital Camera Press […]

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https://vimeo.com/104633742 From the video image stabilization without a gimbal department, we bring you young French filmmaker Emmanuel Pampuri CEO & founder @ Les Machineurs & TRACTOfilm in France, who has just this week announced a whole new type of imaging stabilization system that looks to hold some great promise. https://vimeo.com/105905316 On this second video you’ll see […]

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The #skunkworks delivers once again.  As the internet continues to evolve, so does Google CEO Larry Page’s vision into the future, a future where search is still important but other revenue streams need to be contributing as well.  Google has the enviable position to be in complete charge of its projects, having the cash to […]

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Another #GREAT #photographer bites the dust. Legendary Philadelphia-born photographer Mary Ellen Mark, 75, has died.  Mary Ellen Mark was a photographer known for her incredible humanist photography.  She passed away Monday in New York City.  Her rep confirmed the news this morning.  RIP Mary Ellen Mark.  Your inspiration, wit, humor, and unique artistic view of the world will […]

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DSL ARM is reported to be an affliction of having your arm stretched from using a heavy DSLR. A few years back, there were many days my arm felt just like this DSL ARM before I threw in the towel and went mirrorless.  I also caught a bad case of DSL Shoulder, my left now a couple inches lower than my […]

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Unlike the inspiring words Brian Smith has on offer later in, the beginning of this recorded “Live Stream” video is blank for nearly the first hour. We are sorry for the inconvenience of having to ask you to do it, but please move the play head forward on the video manually to 55:00 where the […]

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https://vimeo.com/82267248 Most big budget movies made today all seem to have a pretty extensive budget for VFX production.  It has sort of become second nature to use VFX in place of very expensive mechanical action or dangerous stunts for actors to perform.  Much better to do with a computer… But what parts of the movie […]