Quick Apple iPhone Camera App Review: Obscura

The Obscura app for iOS is a fun camera tool, but surely needs refinement

We’ve been playing with the brand new Obscura app in Beta mode for almost a month now. First off, it’s not at all going to replace Instagram for you as there is no social feature of any sort. In fact, it may not really even replace your regular shooting and editing process. But what it will do is provide you with a bit of fun at least at first. Though to be honest, you’re probably better off simply skipping this app altogether.

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The New Fujifilm X-T100 Comes in Gold for Some Reason

Amateur photographers are bound to really like the new Fujifilm X-T100

There’s a brand new Fujifilm camera on the market: the Fujifilm X-T100. More than anything else, it’s aiming at the entry level photography crowd with its gold, black and silver color options. But in addition to that, it gives photographers most of the features that the company’s higher end cameras have, but isn’t anywhere as feature packed as something like the Fujifilm X-H1. Crammed into the new Fujifilm X-T100 is the company’s 24.2MP APS-C sensor (and it isn’t X Trans). There’s a 3″ LCD screen, ISO 200-51,200, 4K video, Bluetooth. WiFi, and a battery life of approximate 430 images according to Fujifilm’s claims.

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Nikon Reported to Take Aim at the A7 III, But Do They Have a Chance?

Here is what we know and what we think

The latest reports say Nikon is targeting Sony’s A7 III and it’s $2,000 price tag as the primary competitor for their upcoming, professional, full frame mirrorless system. These reports also indicate that the new Nikon camera will be announced and on display at Photokina later this year, with shipments starting to go out a month or so following the big trade show. But the real question here is, given all that we have heard about Nikon’s upcoming full frame mirrorless system, will it even be able to compete with Sony’s entry-level A7 III? Continue reading…

Cheap Photo: $58 Off the Art of Landscape Photography

Improve your landscapes, for a great price

Landscape photography is great; just get in your car, or hop on your bike, and just drive out to the nature nearest to your home and do your thing. Ok, OK, it’s not that simple, but it really can be and that is what is so great about it. But one thing about is that because it is so simple, the standard for what makes good landscape photography is that much higher. So are you struggling with reaching that bar with your landscape photography works?

Have a look at ‘The Art of Landscape Photography‘ which is currently 58$ off!

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We’ve Done a Massive Update to Our Sigma Prime Lens Guide; Check it Out!

Our guide has been updated for all you folks who want some of the best glass on the market

We’ve launched a pretty massive update to our Sigma Prime Lens guide that we’ve been curating and updating for years now. As it is, we are the only photography speciality publication that has tested every single Sigma prime lens on the market. Since creating this guide, we’ve been steadily updating it as we’ve reviewed more and more lenses. This not only includes some of Sigma’s latest offerings from the Global Vision program, but also some older options for those of you looking at the secondhand market.

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Are These the Five Best Full Frame Lenses from Nikon?

The Best — a term that gets thrown around a lot, but is incredibly subjective, especially in photography

Nikon is still one of the largest and most well-known camera brands out there and a question that many newcomers to photography always want answered is, “What are the best lenses for my camera?” It doesn’t matter if you shoot Fujifilm, Sony, Canon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, or in this case Nikon. There is always someone out there who thinks that there are ‘best’ lenses or ‘best’ cameras. The truth, as anyone who has been doing this for a while knows, is that it is not a black and white question but more of a spectrum of good for you or not good for you. The YOU being the important part. Continue reading…

The Secret to Using Color to Make Your Images Look Sharper

Sharper looking images don’t only have to do with your lens and the clarity slider

Of course we can all sit here and talk about the sharpness of a lens and megapixels all day, but this article isn’t about that. What if you have only a camera, a lens, and perhaps some light: that’s it. What do you do in a situation like that? Well, the secret to creating a sharper image isn’t necessarily all that technological stuff but instead it’s all about utilizing the effectiveness of the human eye. Yes, you can fool the eye into thinking that a scene is sharper than it really is. That’s what this entire tutorial is about.

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This Special Edition Rolleiflex 2.8 GX has a Gold-Plated Nameplate

Own a piece of photographic history with some luxurious touches with this special edition Rolleiflex 2.8 GX.

Is your analog arsenal still missing a twin-lens reflex camera? Ready your camera shelves (and your wallet) because we’re back with another fascinating vintage find, fresh from the camera corners of ebay. Today, it’s a special edition Rolleiflex 2.8 GX, made for Rollei’s 60th Anniversary. If you’re looking for something with a luxurious look and feel to it, this beautiful TLR definitely fits the bill with its gorgeous snakeskin leather and gold-plated name plate.

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