The Tamron 18-400mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Is a Pretty Extreme Superzoom Lens

In theory, the Tamron 18-400mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD could be pretty difficult to wrap your head around, but rest assured–it exists. Tamron just announced the new lens and it is quite the option for APS-C sensor DSLR owners. Even crazier: it’s pretty small and light weight. It comes in at 4.8 in. and 24.9oz. Now even crazier, it’s only going to cost $649 when it hits the streets next month.

Now, besides the 22.2 zoom ratio, the Tamron 18-400mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD has 16 elements in 11 groups. All of that glass is protected by the Moisture resistant construction that Tamron is saying the lens has. To keep it as compact as possible, it has a zoom lock to ensure that it doesn’t accidentally extend out.

The press release is after the jump.

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The New Zeiss 35mm f1.4 Milvus Lens Is Being Targeted at Portrait Photographers

Today, Zeiss is bringing out a long awaited lens for their Milvus lineup: the Zeiss 35mm f1.4 Milvus. We’ve reviewed every single one of the Zeiss Milvus lenses and of any of them, this is the lens that I’ve personally been anticipating the most. Perhaps the most controversial aspect of this new lens if that they’re specifically using language that targets it at portrait photographers due to the shallow depth of field.

Like every other Milvus lens out there, the Zeiss 35mm f1.4 Milvus is being offered in both Canon EF and Nikon F DSLR mounts. The lenses all have weather sealing and this one has no exception. OF course, it’s also manual focus–which means you’ll be using the AF confirmation system with Canon or the very good Nikon rangefinder system if you’re a photographer.

Craziest of all: the Zeiss 35mm f1.4 Milvus lens is going to cost Euro 1,999 when it hits the stores in July 2017. But perhaps it’s not that crazy considering that it’s the only all metal build, high performance 35mm f1.4 lens on the market. Even Sony isn’t doing that! More specs and the press release are after the jump.

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Thursday at 5PM EST: Tune in to Tony and Chelsea Live

Hey everyone,

Just a quick note: this Thursday at 5PM EST, I’ll be Live with Tony and Chelsea Northrup on their fantastic YouTube Channel. You’ll be able to tune in right here. This is a special broadcast just for those of you who love portraits. We’ll be critiquing portraits submitted to the channel live along with giving out a few tips and tricks on how to shoot and create better portrait photographs. There will be a number of great resources for you to check out too.

So be sure to tune in.

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Film Buffs: Here’s a List of Every Polaroid Camera Ever Made

Over on R/Polaroid, U/Grandberries posted a pretty comprehensive list of every Polaroid film camera ever made and breaks it down into further categories. The list includes a whole lot of cameras and has been improved and added to by the community who typically shoots lots of Instant film of all types that actually involve chemical processing in order to make the photo come to life.

What you should know is that some of the cameras take roll film but with some modifications, they’ve found new life shooting pack film and Instax Wide film. But in addition to that, there are SX-70 film cameras and others that Impossible Project provides support for these days.

Go ahead and check out the list!

New55 Takes to Kickstarter to Fund New55 PN Large Format Instant Film Improvements

“These changes will include 1, a mask to give a better spread, 2 a better developer reagent and a pod that isn’t quite so fussy, and three a smoother, better print.” says says Sam Heiser from New55 in the company’s latest Kickstarter video. New55 is looking to develop improvements to their current lineup of New55 PN instant film; and to do that they’re taking to Kickstarter. New55 is an instant film company that isn’t talked about as much as Fujifilm and Impossible project, but the images that they’re capable of producing are really beautiful.

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Magnum Photos Gets its Very First Outside Investors

Magnum Photos is today getting some outside help via investors according to a press release made public today. It’s the first time in the company’s history that they’re getting outside investor help. To do this, a new subsidiary was formed called Magnum Global Ventures with a majority of its ownings by the cooperative. Along with the cooperative, investors Nicole Junkermann and Jörg Mohaupt are joining the board.

Interesting, right? Sometimes when investors come on board, things can get scary. But in a situation like this, more money is needed as photojournalism, news and photography is in a place where we’re all looking for more funding. Considering that the majority of the holdings are by the cooperative, we can surely believe that things probably will stay true to the Magnum roots as they go through an evolutionary process. The rest of the press release is after the jump.

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Tap and Dye Releases the LEGACY Shooters Film Pouch for the Analog Photographer

The folks over at TAP and DYE have released something really special for the film photographer out there. They’re called the Tap and Dye LEGACY Shooters Film pouch and it’s a special case designed to specifically hold your rolls of film. The pouch adheres to many of the standards and overall identity of TAP and DYE; and with that said it sports Martexin waxed canvas and oil dyed leather accents. Five rolls of 120 film or 35mm film can be crammed into here.

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Phase One’s Capture One Styles Packs Give You Cinematic Presets and More

If you’re one of the photographers who has made the jump from Lightroom to Capture One, then you’ll be elated to know that today, we’re getting the new Capture One Styles Packs. While everyone else in the industry tends to call them presets, you should know that that’s essentially what they are. So if you’re a photographer that loves to start out working with presets and then edit from there, you should know that you’re bound to be combining Capture One’s better RAW processing algorithms with the ease of editing when working with the basic editing panel.

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