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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Tamron 35mm f1.8 Di VC review product photos (1 of 2)ISO 4001-125 sec at f - 2.8

We’re teaming up with Tamron to give away a 35mm f1.8 Di VC USD lens. You’ve still got time to enter.

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Canon pinhole photo-original

Though there are already a couple of them out there, a new Kickstarter is looking to create a pinhole lens (if you can call it that) for Canon DSLRs with a stretch goal for other mounts. But this lens isn’t some plastic fantastic creation–instead, it’s forged from aluminum and has a stainless steel etched pinhole.

This lens will have a 44mm focal length with an f157 aperture. When used with a DSLR it’s bound to be very cool and if attached to a film EOS camera loaded with Kodak Tri-X or Delta 400 this will be even cooler. To be honest though, I genuinely prefer the look of larger and medium format pinhole cameras; especially what this 16×20 camera is capable of doing.

If the Kickstarter gets more funding, they’ll make lenses for other mounts. If you’re a mirrorless camera user though, you’re most likely just going to snag this and an adapter for Canon EF lenses. Sample photos are after the jump.

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Dearest readers,

Today, I’m incredibly excited to bring you the latest offering from the Phoblographer LLC. Available for viewing immediately is my latest website: La Noir Image. Born out of society’s fascination with black and white imagery, La Noir Image challenges photographers to think about their portfolio in a totally different way; and to that end, it has been dubbed as “An inspiring documentation of the monochrome lifestyle.”

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Photoshop CC

Today, Adobe is announcing the latest set of updates to Photoshop CC. The updates seem to mostly target designers and photographers looking to create promotional material for themselves. The UI has also been changed a bit to make it look cleaner. Additionally, it seems like Adobe is embracing the move to tablets even more (like the Microsoft Surface Pro), iPad and the iPhone.

Beyond this, Adobe Lightroom Mobile is getting an enhancement with the addition of Dehaze and a new Adobe camera interface. Camera RAW is also adding the new and very popular Dehaze feature. More new features from Photoshop that have been pulled from Adobe’s press release are after the jump.

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All images by Ben Von Wong. Used with permission.

Photographer Ben Von Wong’s latest crazy photo project involves storm chasing. “The idea for the project came initially because my partner Anna Tenne, thought that I could do something amazing with stormchasing.” Ben tells the Phoblographer in an email. “When finally she brought up the idea of doing something around climate change, I caved and decided that it would be worth creating!”

To do this project, Ben spent two weeks storm chasing with an ambulance. While storm chasing in and of itself sounds pretty crazy to some of us, doing it with an ambulance sounds even tougher to get done. But amazingly, Ben says that it wasn’t that tough and didn’t take much convincing. All he had to do was describe the project and work with motivated and passionate folks.

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Curation done by Hugo Passarello Luna. Used with permission.

The recent Paris Terrorist attacks were extremely tragic–and as a journalist, Hugo Passarello Luna has tried to make sense of the events that happened previously by piecing them together via Instagram.

“I have looked for the last images posted on Instagram of the places that were attacked before the tragedy took place.” says Hugo in an email to the Phoblographer. He’s essentially trying to “stop time” using the Instagram timeline and see what those places meant to people, before they became a place of mourning.

Hugo’s analysis explores different ways and angles to tell the story of the events that happened in the area before tragedy struck.

“One week after the Paris attacks of November 13th, I posted a photo on Instagram of Le Carillon, one of the places targeted by the terrorists.” says Hugo. “In the posted image I added the location and using that option I clicked to see what others photos had been posted of the same place. Unsurprisingly, there were already many images and mostly similar: flowers on the sidewalk, candles and people lighting candles, people mourning, some French flags, letters, portraits of the victims. You scroll down and the photos repeat themselves hundreds of times. Until they do not.”

Hugo’s project is after the jump.

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For the strobist photographers amongst us, the Lumu Power is looking to turn you iPhone not only into an incident light meter, but also one that judges flash output. It was only a matter of time before someone did it, but Lumu was bound to get to it first.

Lumu Power is a light, exposure, flash and color temperature meter designed to plug into and work with your iPhone. Sorry Android folks, it doesn’t look like you’re getting any love here.

It is the first light meter which combines everything into one device. If it receives full funding on KickStarter, it’s bound to become a reality.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm 35mm f2 WR product images first impressions (9 of 9)ISO 4001-125 sec at f - 2.8

Full Frame has been a term in heavy use in the photography community for years now since the first digital full frame 35mm sensors were formed. Then medium format came about, and they had their own full frame format. Instead of having a sensor with full 645 field coverage, some sensors were slightly smaller than that–therefore not providing a true 645 format coverage.

This was one of the problems with digital initially–the cameras were designed to take lenses created to cover a 35mm film plane/sensor but the only options available for many years were APS-C film/sensor cameras. But then why was there no full frame APS-C moniker if 35mm and 645 have their own? And to that end, why wasn’t it called full frame APS?

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