DxOMark: Sigma’s New 50mm f1.4 Art Lens Doesn’t Best Zeiss Otus

DxOMark: Sigma’s New 50mm f1.4 Art Lens Doesn’t Best Zeiss Otus

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DxOMark is announcing their Sigma 50mm f1.4 Artlens findings today. According to what they did in the lab, the company concludes that the lens is outperformed by the 55mm f1.4 Zeiss Otus lens only in terms of light transmission, distortion control, and vignetting control. Otherwise, they’re basically exactly spot on when it comes to sharpness numbers. The even more fascinating news is that they…

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Watch This AstroPhotographer’s Cosmic Journey in this Awesome Timelapse

Watch This AstroPhotographer’s Cosmic Journey in this Awesome Timelapse

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Korean astro-photographer Kwon, O Chul has been photographing the night sky for years. His star-spangled work has grazed several books and been featured on different exhibits in South Korea and Malaysia. He’s also created and published a number beautiful timelapse videos over the years, traveling to the best locations South Korea has to offer.

As a culmination of his five years worth of work…

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Back in 1991, NASA Sent a Hacked Nikon F3 with a Kodak Digital Back into Space

Back in 1991, NASA Sent a Hacked Nikon F3 with a Kodak Digital Back into Space

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Did you know that one of the first digital SLRs was actually used by NASA back in 1991? Neither did we. It was in fact the very first camera that qualifies to be called a DSLR. However, back then, that meant something entirely different from what it means now. In 1991, Kodak retrofitted a Nikon F3 SLR body (yes, one of those old-school cameras that ran on this ‘film’ stuff) with a digital back…

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More Full-Frame E-Mount Lenses to Come in 2014, Including Zeiss Manual Primes

More Full-Frame E-Mount Lenses to Come in 2014, Including Zeiss Manual Primes

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When Sony’s full-frame E-mount system was first launched last year, it comprised four dedicated lenses for the A7 and A7R cameras. These were the two primes, the FE 35mm f2.8 and FE 55mm f1.8, and the two zooms, the FE 24-70mm f4 and the FE 28-70mm f3.5-5.6. An FE 70-200mm was also announced along the cameras, and will be available soon. While five lenses is quite a solid setup for a brand-new…

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Another Canon Patent Points to an Image Stabilized 24-70mm f2.8 Lens

Another Canon Patent Points to an Image Stabilized 24-70mm f2.8 Lens

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Canon better come out with a new image stabilization version of its 24-70mm f2.8 lens already. Canon Watch has spotted the fourth patent in a row that illustrates the Japanese Camera company is planning to develop a new IS version of the ever popular 24-70mm f2.8 lens.

As of late Canon has been putting out patents on IS versions of all its lenses from the other extremely popular 17-40mm f4 lens,…

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Review: EyeFi Mobi Cloud

Review: EyeFi Mobi Cloud

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When EyeFi first launched the Mobi card, it seemed as if they greatly improved the service. The Mobi card was centered around transferring JPEG images to your phone quickly and easily through a two step process. If you wanted to send RAW images, you’d need to go with something else like the Eye-Fi Pro card.

Today though, the company is announcing not only a rebranding but a new service in EyeFi…

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Essentials: The High End Architecture Shooter

Essentials: The High End Architecture Shooter

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Essentials is a series where we round up specially curated kits for different photographers in different situations. Other items could surely be substituted, but these are what we personally recommend. 

If you’re going for the high end Real Estate shooting gigs or photographing architecture, you’ll always need the right gear. Now, we know that using high megapixel DSLR can always do a great job,…

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