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Lens and Shutter has recently created a number of products that can be hung up on the walls of every photographer or any place just looking for a way to spruce up their apartments. They feature famous sayings in the photo community along with cute cartoonish renderings of cameras. They come in a slew of different colors and all feature different cameras and photographic items like TLRs, rangefinders, SLRs, and film. We can totally see these emblazoned on a T-shirt or some sort.

They’re totally worth the look if you’re in the market for some extra flair.

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm 56mm f1.2 review images (3 of 3)ISO 4001-125 sec at f - 4.0

So you want sharper images? Sure, you already know that you should stop down your lens and shoot at a lower ISO; but do you know about how black levels and contrast affect your sharpness? Here are some quick ways that you can improve the sharpness of your images by starting with the results in the camera.

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Phase One’s IQ250 is a medium format back meant for the very high end shooter. At 50MP and not being a full frame 645 chip (it is cropped) you get the change over from CCD to CMOS with the smaller overall size as a tradeoff. Additionally, the back packs in Wifi transmission, a touch screen, great build quality, and some of the best RAW files that we’ve tested.

But interestingly enough, the Phase One IQ250′s biggest flaws have nothing to do with any of these or even the product itself.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Zeiss 135mm f2 review images (5 of 11)ISO 1001-125 sec at f - 3.2

Whether you’re shooting during the summer or winter, the sun’s rays can always be bent to your will when shooting portraits of people outside using natural light. In order to get the most of the sun’s abilities and also take the most advantage of what your camera and lens are capable of, here are some items that we think you really need.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Rokinon 10mm f2.8 review images product photos (1 of 4)ISO 4001-80 sec at f - 4.0

When it comes to ultra wide angle lenses, Rokinon has always offered great image quality at an affordable price. They recently announced their 10mm f2.8 for APS-C DSLRs from our usage, we think that it is a pretty decent option for architectural and landscape shooters. The lens has a better build quality than previous offerings and can also deliver some spectacular images.

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Various lenses with different physical and relative aperture sizes.

Various lenses with different physical and relative aperture sizes.

If you’ve gotten a hold of an interchangeable lens camera of some sort, then you should know that replacing your camera every two or three years isn’t always a viable option. However, that’s something that you should think about in the point and shoot world.

The best thing to do instead is to replace your lenses.

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