Oprema’s New Biotar 58mm f/2.0 Lens Has a Record 17-Blade Aperture

Having recently succeeded in crowdfunding the revival of the Biotar 75mm lens, Oprema is at it again and is looking to bring back the “legendary” Biotar 58mm f/2.0… with an aperture containing a record 17 blades. Having only just got started with their crowdfunding efforts, the project has already surpassed the goal of $50,000. If it successfully funds and launches, the lens will be the only lens in the entire world with a 17-blade aperture. “We absolutely wanted to maintain the optical features of the lens. We wanted to keep its subtleness, its wonderful ability to catch lights
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Instagram May Soon Break Its Classic Grid (and All Your 3×3 Mosaics)

Instagram has long featured a 3×3 grid of photos across its platform, allowing photographers to get creative and create larger photo mosaics by uploading the individual pieces as separate photos in the correct order. If you’ve spent a considerable amount of time and effort building these mosaics yourself, here’s some bad news: it looks like Instagram may soon break that classic grid (and your mosaics). The Ringer reports that a number of Instagram users across the Web have noticed 4×4 grids on their accounts.

Devin Allen’s new book: A Beautiful Ghetto

Devin Allen’s new book: A Beautiful Ghetto Devin Allen, a 26-year-old West Baltimore resident, only aspired to be a professional photographer. When protests took over his city, the photos published in Instagram propelled the amateur on the global stage. Photographing models and street photography were passions for the young amateur dreaming to become professional.  Inspired by artists like Andy Warhol or photographers as Gordon Parks, Devin Allen revealed already in his street photographs the influence of Parks work. Gordon Parks was a seminal figure of twentieth century photography. A humanitarian with a deep commitment to social justice, he left behind a body of work that documents many
Devin Allen’s new book: A Beautiful Ghetto
Devin Allen’s new book: A Beautiful Ghetto
Devin Allen’s new book: A Beautiful Ghetto
Devin Allen’s new book: A Beautiful Ghetto
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Profoto A1: Profoto’s First On-Camera Flash, World’s Smallest Studio Light

Profoto has just announced the A1, the lighting brand’s first-ever on-camera flash. It’s also what the company calls “the world’s smallest studio light.” “Our focus with the A1 was to create a flash that delivers a truly high quality of light, which is why it features a round head which delivers light that’s both natural and beautiful with a pleasing soft-smooth fall-off, that blends seamlessly with the ambient light,” Profoto says. The A1 features both a flash and an LED modeling light. The flash can be fired at full power 350 times on one Li-ion battery charge, which
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Lensbaby Unveils New Composer Pro II 80mm and Bokeh Optic Lenses

Lensbaby has today released two new products: an 80mm lens known as the Composer Pro II with Sweet 80 as well as a Creative Bokeh Optic that provide selective focusing and creative effects.

Composer Pro II with Sweet 80

With a maximum aperture of f/2.8, the lens can be closed down to f/16 at the most. It has a 46mm filter size, an internal 12-blade aperture. The system allows photographers to achieve up to 15-degrees of tilt motion and has a minimum focusing distance of 22 inches (55.88 cm). Measuring just 2.5″ x 2.5″ x 2.
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Here’s a Handy New Site That Converts iOS 11 .heic Photos to JPEG

With the upcoming release of iOS 11, Apple’s new HEIF/HEVC photo formats will make it trickier to use and share iPhone photos in a world still dominated by JPEG images. Luckily, heictojpg.com is here to save the day with an easy-to-use conversion service. iOS 11 will mean that your iPhone takes its photos in this new format rather than JPEG as we are used to in an effort to save a reported 50% in file size (with no loss of quality). But using these new .heic files probably won’t be so simple to use readily. But, from the creators
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