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There are other lenses out there; lenses that may not be talked about as often, or lenses that don’t hold much of a market share, but lenses that nevertheless are proven performers and occupy a special place in the hearts and camera bags of all those who use them.
Photography has always gone through phases and fashions, both in the style of the imagery and of course the technology we use. At the moment the DSLR is perhaps on the wane whilst the upstart is mirrorless.
However, through these changes in fashion, one camera type has always sat in the background, quietly being used by a select group of enthusiasts and professionals alike – the rangefinder camera.
Retro styled cameras are all the rage these days and are selling like hotcakes. From the Nikon DF to the Fuji x100s, a lot of manufacturers are taking advantage of fashion over function. But is it really a case of style over substance or are these new retro cameras up to par in functionality too?
Medium format cameras can offer a lot of benefits over traditional and digital SLRs. If you’re thinking of taking the plunge, here’s a backgrounder on them to get you started.
One of the problems that you run into when you take up photography is that some of your images, under certain conditions and with certain gear, can look distorted. That’s fine if it’s intentional, but sometimes you will want to avoid this outcome. Here, Jason Row takes us through the exact steps to fix it in post production.
When discussing “must have” gear for the photographer, the remote shutter release is usually down the list. Here’s why you might want to reconsider that.
Landscape photography is both great fun, inspiring and hard work. It can be both physically and mentally demanding, carrying your gear to the ideal location, finding the right angle and of course the potentially agonizing waits for the light to become just so. Today we are going to look at five essential items that will […]
When first embarking on the journey toward becoming a photographer, you were probably repeatedly told of the importance of exposure and composition. You went through all the pertinent exercises designed to help you grasp the fundamental concepts behind exposure (aperture, shutter speed, ISO). You worked on developing your creative vision because no one wants to […]
Let’s have a virtual hands up. Who has bought a camera over the internet based on its reviews without ever physically trying it? I bet there are a few of us, myself included. There will be a few amongst us that will have caught a dose of buyer regret, and probably not because of the […]
Digital cameras are stuffed full of features all ostensibly aimed at empowering the photographer — WiFi, GPS, in-camera raw processing…the list continues to grow. But for some people, the sheer number of menu options available is overwhelming, leading some of those overwhelmed shooters to simply leave certain features at their default setting…which isn’t always a […]