Review: ZKin Yeti Backpack (Camera Bag)

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer ZKin Yeti camera bag product images (4 of 13)ISO 4001-30 sec at f - 4.0

For a while now, I’ve been on the search for the perfect camera bag; and in some ways the ZKin Yeti is a contender. It’s a beautiful camera bag with lots of space and great access for a working photographer. Considering the fact that I’m usually a messenger bag man, this bag does quite a bit to justify itself as something seriously worth looking at.

To be honest, not only does it have low-profile great looks–but it can also be a great option for traveling or shoots that require extra from you.

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Review: Olympus 300mm f4.0 IS PRO (Micro Four Thirds)

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Olympus 300mm f4 lens review product images (1 of 8)ISO 4001-100 sec at f - 2.8

If you’re a Micro Four Thirds camera user, you’re most likely the type of person that loves to shoot street photography–but the Olympus 300mm f4 IS Pro is pretty much a far fetch from anything that a street photographer would use. Billed as one of Olympus’s Pro lenses, this one is designed for wildlife, sports, etc. Complete with weather sealing and a fairly light weight overall, what you’ll be most happy with is the fact that it’s also pretty small.

With an f4 aperture, you’ll probably never want or need to stop it down.

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ONA Announces Leather Bowery Bag in All-New Bordeaux Color

Jamiya Wilson Ona Bowery Bordeaux

ONA, makers of stylish and functional camera bags, has announced the release of their Leather Bowery Bag in an all new Bordeaux color. Handcrafted with full-grain leather and detailed with antique brass accents, the bag is designed to be timeless and versatile for professional and casual use alike. Capable of carrying a camera, 1-2 extra lenses, and small personal items the Leather Bowery can be used as a stand-alone camera bag or as an insert to protect your camera in a larger bag. And the new Bordeaux color adds that extra bit of stylish flair just in time for Fall.

The Leather Bowery Bag in Bordeaux is available today at camera stores worldwide. And read more about this stylish camera bag at Ona’s website here.

Hibernation II Is a Surreal Window Into The Subconscious


All Images by Øystein Sture Aspelund. Used Under a Creative Commons License

Based on the northern coast of Norway, near a place called Trondheim, photographer Øystein Sture Aspelund’s work on his Hibernation II series is the stuff of nightmares… or dreams – we can’t quite decide if we should be in awe or freaked out.

According to Aspelund, Hibernation is a “series investigating subconsciousness, and the sometimes grey boundary between truth and fiction.” The surreal and excellently processed series takes you through an open-ended story, frame by frame – set at night on the coastline and hills surrounding Trondheim. But just like the human subconscious, the story here is not so clear, leading the viewer to develop their own theory as they make their way through the series.

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Red Bull Illume Releases More Astonishing Sneak Peek Photographs

© Robb Thompson / Red Bull Illume

All images used with permission from Red Bull. Lead image by Robb Thompson.

As it draws closer to the grand finale of the Red Bull Illume, the world’s greatest international photography contest dedicated to action and adventure sports on September 28th 2016, more sneak peek photographs randomly selected from the pool of 34,624 images are made available, showcasing exceptionally high levels of action and sports photography.

The sneak peak images highlight action and adventure sports photography at its best, covering various genres from rock climbing and high-lining to free-diving, skateboarding and snow sports. The photographs were taken at breathtakingly beautiful locations from all over the globe with outstandingly creative shooting techniques. Each and every one of the images from the sneak peek is truly inspirational.

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Sample Images: Nikon 105mm f1.4E


This is a syndicated blog post from photographer Horatio Tan. It and the images here are being used with permission.

This is going to be a quick writeup. It’s just going to be a bunch of sample images from the Nikon 105mm f/1.4E. 

Overall, it is amazing. It’s sharp – really sharp. I mean crazy CRAZY sharp SHARP. And the bokeh is out of this world. The closer you are to the subject, the more amazing it is. And trust me, I’ve seen a lot of bokeh over the last couple of months. Click here if you haven’t seen it already.

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