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Zeiss released their Milvus collection of lenses as an update to their lineup of standard DSLR lenses. They all incorporate weather sealing, an amazing metal build exterior, a giant rubber focusing ring, and enhance optics that make you really feel like you’re shooting with a Zeiss lens. Some words that come to mind are beautiful, masterpiece and long lasting.
The site has reviewed every Zeiss Milvus lens so far, and so all of the reviews are being compiled into a guide for those interested in Zeiss lenses. This guide features tidbits about each lens along with sample photos.
Editor’s Note: this guide is not sponsored by Zeiss. With that said, Editorial judgement has been left in tact.
When the Zeiss Milvus 50mm f2 Macro came in for review, I knew to expect a high quality optic with extremely precise focusing capabilities because of the fact that it is a macro lens. It’s well built, feels nice in the hand and to be honest renders image quality that adds to the myriad of reasons that will make you completely smitten for it.
One of those reasons is the bokeh, another is the weather sealing, yet another is the incredible colors that you can get with this lens, and another is just how incredibly sharp this lens is.
In fact, this has been the most fun I’ve ever had with a 50mm lens.
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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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.
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.”
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.
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.