Lomography Unveils Panoramic 35mm Film Camera with Liquid-Filled Lens


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Lomography is once again expanding the options available to fans of quirky film photography by announcing the HydroChrome Sutton’s Panoramic Belair Camera: the world’s first 35mm format panoramic camera with a liquid-filled lens.

The new camera builds on the liquid lens idea that Lomo debuted with the cardboard LomoMod No.1 camera, which was universally panned by reviewers. But while that camera suffered from some frustrating build issues—the decidedly plastic HydroChrome Belair should have no such issues.

Really, the HydroChromme is a hybrid of two previous Lomo creations: you get the Sutton Liquid Lens debuted with the LomoMod

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HP Debuts Latest Generation of Color-Critical HDR DreamColor Displays


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As part of the Adobe MAX creative conference, HP has announced a set of new color-critical HDR monitors under its DreamColor line. The company touts the Z25xs G3 and HP Z27xs G3 DreamColor Displays as “the world’s first color-critical HDR monitors with one-touch brightness adjust.”

Earlier this year, HP released three “studio” laptops with DreamColor displays aimed directly at artists, and today’s announcement follows in those footsteps. HP says its new Z displays are curated specifically for creative professionals and are compatible with all devices and platforms thanks to a USB-C display connection.

USB-C is not the only port

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The DJI Pocket 2 Gets Upgraded Sensor, Lens and Features


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DJI’s second generation of the Osmo Pocket is now called the Pocket 2 and brings performance upgrades along with the new name to the tiny stabilized 4K camera. As the name suggests, it’s pocket-sized in physical dimensions, but DJI promises big performance despite that.

The Pocket 2 weighs 117 grams and has the same 140 minutes of battery life as its predecessor. DJI promises that the Pocket 2’s 3-axis gimbal makes the 4K footage – which is improved by a larger sensor and wider lens – smooth even while walking. DJI also claims that it has improved image quality in

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Shooting an Intimate Portrait Project with the Unreleased iPhone 12 Pro


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The iPhone 12 Pro was just announced, but today we are getting to see a few of the very first portraits shot on the latest from Apple. In a PetaPixel exclusive, this series by photographer Aundre Larrow captures friends and family that have spent most of 2020 quarantined together.

You may remember Aundre Larrow from his time as an Adobe Creative Resident. Since then, he’s continued to hone his craft and improve, and getting to work with Apple became a kind of natural transition given the organizations he worked with.

“A couple of years ago I was working with Moment

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Using a 17-Year-Old Digital Back on a Hasselblad 500C/M


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Photographer Mark Fore has a classic Hasselblad 500C/M that he would love to shoot digitally, but he didn’t want to drop $6,400 on the new 907x 50c with the compatible CFV II 50C digital back. Instead, he picked up a 17-year-old Phase One H20 for less than $600 on eBay, and he couldn’t be happier about it.

The Phase One H20 digital back was released way back in 2003 as a native attachment for Hasselblad V-system cameras. Sporting a 16MP CCD image sensor capable of 16-bit color depth, an ISO range of 50-100, and a whopping 0.75 frames per

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Using a 17-Year-Old Digital Back on a Hasselblad 500C/M


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Photographer Mark Fore has a classic Hasselblad 500C/M that he would love to shoot digitally, but he didn’t want to drop $6,400 on the new 907x 50c with the compatible CFV II 50C digital back. Instead, he picked up a 17-year-old Phase One H20 for less than $600 on eBay, and he couldn’t be happier about it.

The Phase One H20 digital back was released way back in 2003 as a native attachment for Hasselblad V-system cameras. Sporting a 16MP CCD image sensor capable of 16-bit color depth, an ISO range of 50-100, and a whopping 0.75 frames per

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7artisans Debuts $255 35mm f/0.95 Lens for APS-C Mirrorless Mounts


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If the typical 35mm f/1.4 or even f/1.2 lens isn’t fast enough for you, then 7artisans might have you covered. For just $255, you can pick up a 35mm f/0.95 APS-C lens for any one of these five mounts: Sony E, Fuji X, Canon M, Nikon Z, and even Micro Four Thirds (MFT).

The lens is constructed of 11 elements in 8 groups, has an aperture range of f/0.95 – 16, and has a minimum focusing distance of 14.5 inches. It has a declicked aperture ring and is manual-focus only.

Below are a few

7artisans 35mm f/0.95 sample photos

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This Video Shows How Fujifilm’s IBIS has Evolved Over the Years


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In-body image stabilization, or IBIS, has become a staple of high-end mirrorless cameras, and companies are iterating at a rapid pace. We learned a little bit about this evolution in a recent BTS video filmed at Olympus R&D headquarters, and now, Fuji is giving us a peek at how its IBIS units have evolved since the X-H1.

The technical deep dive took place during episode #5 of Fujifilm Japan’s “X Lab” video series, in which the company’s engineers and executives talk about the new Fuji X-S10.

While the video is in Japanese, and the auto-translated subtitles could use some serious

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This Video Shows How Fujifilm’s IBIS has Evolved Over the Years


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In-body image stabilization, or IBIS, has become a staple of high-end mirrorless cameras, and companies are iterating at a rapid pace. We learned a little bit about this evolution in a recent BTS video filmed at Olympus R&D headquarters, and now, Fuji is giving us a peek at how its IBIS units have evolved since the X-H1.

The technical deep dive took place during episode #5 of Fujifilm Japan’s “X Lab” video series, in which the company’s engineers and executives talk about the new Fuji X-S10.

While the video is in Japanese, and the auto-translated subtitles could use some serious

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Canon Unveils 250MP Image Sensor for Surveillance, Archiving and More


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Canon Japan has just unveiled a new ultra-high-resolution image sensor for the industrial and surveillance market. The APS-H format sensor breaks new ground with a resolution of 250-megapixels… that’s 125x the resolution of Full HD, and 30x the resolution of 4K!

This isn’t the first time Canon has released an ultra-high resolution image sensor. The company showed off a 120MP APS-H chip in 2018, and regularly releases “high sensitivity” CMOS sensors that can pretty much see in the dark.

Today’s announcement is an evolution of the former: a 250MP APS-H format CMOS image sensor that can read the full sensor

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Leica to Unveil ‘Monochrom’ Version of the Leica Q2 Next Month: Report


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Leica is reportedly working on a black-and-white sensor ‘Monochrom’ version of the popular fixed-lens full-frame Leica Q2. But not just working on, the latest reports indicate that this camera could be released as soon as next month.

According to Leica Rumors, several sources have now “confirmed” that the black-and-white only version of the popular fixed-lens Leica Q2, the Leica Q2 Monochrom, will be announced by the end of 2020. LR reports that the camera will “most likely” be announced in the second half of November, but cautions that a delay until early 2021 is still a possibility.

Rumors of

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Pentax vs Contax: Testing 2 Go-To Film Cameras for Wedding Photography


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Today we’re going to take a look at two film cameras. We have the Pentax 645nII and the Contax 645: two of the last medium format film bodies ever produced, and the two most popular go-to cameras for wedding shooters who are still shooting film.

There are lots of reasons why this is the case. While they don’t have fancy Eye autofocus or anything like that, they both have pretty good autofocus systems, very fast motor drives, and all the basic bells and whistles you could get on a film camera in the early 2000s.

They also have a

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The Best Gear for Storm Photography


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I first became interested in storms when I was a boy growing up in Texas, the only state in the US that experiences tornadoes, hurricane and blizzards on a regular basis. I built a scale model of a supercell thunderstorm inside a clear plexiglass box using cotton and a light bulb for lightning, and won first place in the weather category at our local science fair. Then I got permission from my mother to climb onto our roof and build a weather station.

When I was 12, I took my first storm photo: a big, fat bolt of lightning shot

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The Best Gear for Storm Photography


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I first became interested in storms when I was a boy growing up in Texas, the only state in the US that experiences tornadoes, hurricane and blizzards on a regular basis. I built a scale model of a supercell thunderstorm inside a clear plexiglass box using cotton and a light bulb for lightning, and won first place in the weather category at our local science fair. Then I got permission from my mother to climb onto our roof and build a weather station.

When I was 12, I took my first storm photo: a big, fat bolt of lightning shot

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Next Fuji X-T3 Firmware Update Will More Than Double Autofocus Speed


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Alongside the new Fuji X-S10 camera and the updated Fujinon XF10-24mm f/4 R OIS WR lens, Fujifilm also quietly announced something else today: a firmware update for the Fuji X-T3 that will improve the camera’s AF performance “to the same level as the Fujifilm X-T4.”

The upcoming firmware (Version 4.0) will be released on October 28th, and Fujifilm claims that it will significantly improve AF performance across the board: boosting overall AF speed, improving AF tracking performance, increasing the hit rate when using Face/Eye AF, and improving low-light autofocus as well.

According to the (pre)release notes, the

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Next Fuji X-T3 Firmware Update Will More Than Double Autofocus Speed


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Alongside the new Fuji X-S10 camera and the updated Fujinon XF10-24mm f/4 R OIS WR lens, Fujifilm also quietly announced something else today: a firmware update for the Fuji X-T3 that will improve the camera’s AF performance “to the same level as the Fujifilm X-T4.”

The upcoming firmware (Version 4.0) will be released on October 28th, and Fujifilm claims that it will significantly improve AF performance across the board: boosting overall AF speed, improving AF tracking performance, increasing the hit rate when using Face/Eye AF, and improving low-light autofocus as well.

According to the (pre)release notes, the

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This Is a Fully-Functional 3D-Printed Canon EF to RF Tilt Adapter


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Redditor Whomstevest has designed and 3d-printed a fully-functional Canon EF to RF tilt adapter and provided the design so that you can build your own at home. The adapter allows any Canon EF lens to adapt to an RF body and features infinity focus, 7 degrees of tilt, and 180 degrees of rotation.

The adapter was printed with black ABS on an Up Mini 3D printer, with a layer height of 0.2mm and a lot of support. Whomstevest says that other materials should work fine, but adds that no matter what it should be black to prevent color

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This Is a Fully-Functional 3D-Printed Canon EF to RF Tilt Adapter


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Redditor Whomstevest has designed and 3d-printed a fully-functional Canon EF to RF tilt adapter and provided the design so that you can build your own at home. The adapter allows any Canon EF lens to adapt to an RF body and features infinity focus, 7 degrees of tilt, and 180 degrees of rotation.

The adapter was printed with black ABS on an Up Mini 3D printer, with a layer height of 0.2mm and a lot of support. Whomstevest says that other materials should work fine, but adds that no matter what it should be black to prevent color

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This Is a Fully-Functional 3D-Printed Canon EF to RF Tilt Adapter


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Redditor Whomstevest has designed and 3d-printed a fully-functional Canon EF to RF tilt adapter and provided the design so that you can build your own at home. The adapter allows any Canon EF lens to adapt to an RF body and features infinity focus, 7 degrees of tilt, and 180 degrees of rotation.

The adapter was printed with black ABS on an Up Mini 3D printer, with a layer height of 0.2mm and a lot of support. Whomstevest says that other materials should work fine, but adds that no matter what it should be black to prevent color

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Canon Working On Global Shutter Camera and Quad-Pixel AF: Report


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Though we’re still likely many months away from a finished product, Canon Rumors is reporting that in addition to working on a global shutter full-frame sensor, Canon filed a patent for a Quad-Pixel autofocus system.

Let’s first delve into the reports that a global shutter is coming to the EOS R1, the rumored mirrorless equivalent to the EOS-1D series. According to the report, Canon is working on an all-new image sensor that features a global shutter and the fastest frame rate for stills that Canon has ever produced.

All consumer-level full-frame cameras right now use what is called a

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