Review: Oberwerth Freiburg Mini Messenger

Review: Oberwerth Freiburg Mini Messenger

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Oberwerth Freiburg camera bag (8 of 9)ISO 4001-25 sec at f - 2.8

Before around two weeks ago, we had no idea who Oberwerth was. But then we were introduced to their line of Freiburg camera bags. Oberwerth has hopped on the bandwagon with companies trying to cater to the mirrorless camera market. And with that said, they’ve created the Freiburg camera bag with leather, nylon, canvas, and loads of padding. In fact, this is some of the thickest padding that…

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Why Leaf Shutter Lenses Matter

Why Leaf Shutter Lenses Matter


This post originally appeared on the and is being syndicated at The Phoblographer with wedding photographer R.J. Kern’s permission. To see more of his work, visit his website or follow his updates on Twitter. All photos taken by R.J. Kern. Used with permission.

Award-winning wedding photographer and owner of Kern-Photo R.J. Kern reacquaints us shutterbugs about leaf shutter lenses…

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Which One? Sigma 35mm f1.4 vs Rokinon 35mm f1.4 Canon Chipped

Which One? Sigma 35mm f1.4 vs Rokinon 35mm f1.4 Canon Chipped

Chris Gampat the Phoblographer Sigma vs Rokinon 35mm f1.4 comparison lead image (1 of 1)ISO 4001-50 sec at f - 2.8

Rokinon recently announced their AF chipped version of their 35mm f1.4 lens for Canon EF mount cameras. For this segment of the market, it’s about time. The new lens doesn’t sport an aperture ring and instead works perfectly with Canon’s DSLRs in a way very much like Zeiss does.

With the new chipped version of the lens, we decided to see how it holds up against the Sigma 35mm f1.4–the current…

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The Disturbing Yet Familiar Images of Diana Dihaze

The Disturbing Yet Familiar Images of Diana Dihaze


All photographs by Diana Dihaze. Used with permission.

In a dazzling display of imagery that only our hidden dreams  and darkest imagination could conjure, Ukraine-based photographer and image manipulation artist Diana Dihaze brings into existence a world of the bizarre.

A self-taught artist, Diana has created a world that’s somewhat like our own, except darker and at times more frightening,…

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This Rare Leica IIIc Red Shutter Curtain Rangefinder Has Nazi Markings

This Rare Leica IIIc Red Shutter Curtain Rangefinder Has Nazi Markings


All images by Bellamy Hunter, the Japan Camera Hunter. Used with permission.

If anyone in the world runs across rare and unique camera items, it’s Bellamy Hunter. Recently, he shared an image of a rare Leica IIIc Red Curtain Rangefinder with Nazi Navy/Marine markings on it. It’s worth it to note though that none of these cameras came out of Leica’s factory with the engravings. In fact, they were…

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Desaturation vs Grayscale When Working with Black and White Conversions

Desaturation vs Grayscale When Working with Black and White Conversions

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Nikon D810 high ISO samples Speakeasy Dollhouse NYC black and whites (2 of 2)ISO 128001-60 sec at f - 1.8

There are two major ways that many photographers know to convert their images to black and white. The first is a method used by many people new to photo editing: desaturation. When you desaturate the colors you literally take away any sort of vividness to them. The other method is converting to greyscale–and many more experienced shooters do this method instead.

So what’s the difference between…

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Useful Photography Tip #109: Let a Creative Slump Fuel Absolute Randomness

Useful Photography Tip #109: Let a Creative Slump Fuel Absolute Randomness

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Shooting Coffee Steam tutorial (1 of 1)ISO 8001-80 sec at f - 1.4

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Every single photographer and artist faces some sort of terrible creative slump. It’s an incredibly scary moment for all of us but an essential one as it helps us to grow and evolve into better shooters. And as we grow, we need new ideas. When recently faced with both writer’s block and photographer’s block, I decided to find a way to…

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