UPDATE: Kosmo Foto Mono 100 35mm Film Seems Oddly Similar to Zorki Photo Mono 100

Editor’s Note; Stephen, the creator, got in touch with us. This is the same exact film as Zorki Photo and it is now being called Kosmo Foto Mono. All people who originally pre-ordered the film under the Zorki moniker will have their pre-orders fulfilled under the Kosmo Foto Mono moniker.

Very recently, Kosmo Foto Mono 100 film was announced. This film is a 100 ISO 35mm black and white film emulsion being released this October. The film and packaging itself look oddly similar to something else announced earlier this year: Zorki Photo Mono Which we’ve now found out is the same thing. In fact, they’re pretty much interchangeable with the exception of some wording. Odd, right? It’s almost as if a single company is licensing out their emulsion to make a whole lot of money–oh wait that’s exactly what’s happening!

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The New Motorola Moto Z Force Sports Dual Rear Cameras, One Black and White

Today, Motorola is working to reinvent themselves as a company, and to start the initiative they’re launching the new Motorola Moto Z Force phone with compatibility for the Moto Mods that are apparently making the phones so popular. Key to the photography audience is the fact that Motorola is touting dual rear cameras on the back of the phone–one that has black and white capabilities and the other has color. There’s a flash below it.

Then on the front, there is a special CCT flash (which isn’t actually a flash at all but instead a really comparatively weak LED lamp) that analyzes the white balance of the area you’re in and matches it accordingly to give you a more color neutral image. Additionally they’re really promoting the depth of field effects–which are simulated. From the examples we saw during the presentation, they don’t truly look that great. But we’re going to need to do independent testing to verify this.

More details are after the jump.

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The Photo Guide: App Based Photography Learning For Our Generation

What do you do when you come across something related to photography that you don’t know? Maybe a new term or a technique you were previously unaware of? Chances are that you do what most people do when they don’t know something–you Google it. But when you do this you end up with a ton of extra things that may or may not be relevant, or even correct. The Photo Guide is an app for iOS that is designed to fix this problem by giving you access to photography education and learning in an app where you can be sure that you are not wasting your time searching through pages of junk websites to find the answer you were looking for. Continue reading…

Could The Nikon D850 Have 8K Timelapse, Sony a7r II’s Sensor?

With last night’s announcement of the new Nikon D850, the only thing that we possibly know about it is that the camera will apparently have an 8k timelapse mode. But if history is going to repeat itself, we may see something that Nikon has done before–use Sony’s Sensors. The Nikon D850 is said to be a high resolution, high performance DSLR. And when I see that, I think about the Sony a99 II in some ways. Considering that Nikon has been using Sony sensors for a while now for many of their cameras, it would make sense that that’s what we’re going to see.

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The Phottix Premio Parabolic Umbrella Series Has Build Quality in Mind

Phottix, long (sort of) known in the industry for their budget friendly but well-built lighting accessories, has launched their new series of Phottix Premio Parabolic Umbrellas, which the company says will be replacing their popular Para-Pro line of umbrellas. Similarly to the Para-Pro lineup, the new Premio umbrellas will come in both shoot through and reflective models, and will also come in 33-inch and 47-inch configurations. Continue reading…

Lowepro’s Latest Nova and Flipside Series Bags Accommodate the Outdoor Photographer

Camera bag maker Lowepro has just announced a flood of updates to their Nova and Flipside series of bags, with a total of eight new bags being announced. Lowepro has long been a favorite of photographers thanks to their wide variety of bag options that fit the needs of every photographer, along with good materials and excellent features, and these Nova and Flipside updates continue in that tradition. Continue reading…

Using a 50mm Lens for Natural Light Boudoir Photography

Screenshots taken from the video.

As societal taboos ebb and flow, Boudoir Photography has been on the rise, becoming a more common and accepted niche of photography than it ever has been. Many of you have likely seen boudoir work by photographers you follow and have maybe been thinking about getting into it a little yourself. If so, this post is for you as we share some great points for utilizing natural light and a 50mm lens to create some fun boudoir imagery. Continue reading…