Luc Kordas Documents the Characters of Coney Island in Black and White

All images by Luc Kordas. Used with permission.

We’ve featured photographer Luc Kordas a number of times here on our website, and his latest project features shooting in Coney Island. The popular Brooklyn tourist destination is iconic for a number of reasons; and in the past few years it has arguably become a hot spot for street photographers. Those looking to just start out will have a much easier time both honing their ethical standpoints and their photography chops. At the same time, veterans will find a number of creative challenges that keep them coming back. For Luc, he’s been all about being an observer.

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The Inrigo is a Smart, Waterpoof Backpack for Your Camera and Gear

If you do a lot of photography in wet locations, you’ll definitely find the Inrigo a useful camera backpack for protecting your gear.

If the the Inrigo camera backpack looks unlike any camera bag you’ve seen before, that’s because it’s not your ordinary camera bag. First, it’s a waterproof bag, much like the dry bag you use when you when you go to the beach or anywhere your valuables can potentially get wet. Second, it’s a smart bag that monitors the humidity inside and alerts the user when there’s too much moisture in the bag.

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The Fujifilm 8-16mm f2.8 R LM WR Lens is Here; And So is Much More!

The Fujifilm 8-16mm f2.8 R LM WR lens isn’t all that’s being announced tonight.

We’ve known about the Fujifilm 8-16mm f2.8 R LM WR for quite a long time now; and today the cat is finally out of the bag. The new lens is designed to be Fujifilm’s wide angle zoom lens amounting to a 12-24mm focal length with an f2.8 aperture. Of course, that also means that the depth of field will be deeper due to this being an APS-C optic, but it will also be a wide angle. With that said, we’re not quite sure that the aperture will always matter. This lens has weather sealing built into it. In fact there are 11 points of weather sealing. While I’ve never doubted Fuji’s build quality, I’ve never been a major fan of their zoom lenses–so let’s hope this one is better.

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Op-Ed: Why Don’t We Have Cameras with Lower ISO Settings?

Lower ISO settings would be something truly revolutionary in the camera world; and it could change the industry.

One of the easy answers to this question is because it isn’t sexy and marketers don’t know how to market it. High ISOs, details, and measurbations are all sexy–and since they’re done in a lab everyone can talk about them and adore them. Then folks who have little else to do can sit there and argue about their results on forums, in Facebook groups, etc. But it’s an organic and real question that I’ve had in my mind for a very long time: Why don’t we have cameras with lower ISO settings?

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The Fujifilm XF10 Doesn’t Replace the X70; Has a Square Mode

The Fujifilm XF10 surely isn’t going after the same consumer who wants a Fujifilm X100F.

There have been reports on a new Fujifilm point and shoot camera circling the web for some time now; and those regarding the new Fujifilm XF10 seem to be true. The new Fujifilm is a brand new point and shoot camera targeted at the lower end and the enthusiast. It doesn’t have an X Trans sensor, instead it’s just a plain old 24.2MP APS-C sensor along with a 3 inch touch screen. And instead of adding new film simulation modes, they’re adding more advanced filters–perfect marketing for the folks who may be reaching for this camera. On top of all that, Fujifilm is only charging $499.95 for the Fujifilm XF10.

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This Fun 2019 Pinup Calendar Features Our Favorite Characters From a Galaxy Far, Far Away

If you’re already thinking ahead and have started listing the stuff you need to start 2019 right, check out this galactic pinup calendar being funded on Kickstarter!

The next year is still several months away, but if you’re an early bird who plans to start your 2019 preparations soon, we’ve found something you might want to put on your list: a fun galactic pin-up calendar which stars everyone’s favorite sci-fi characters from a galaxy far, far away!

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Ferrania Fixes Major Factory Issues, Secures In-House Production of P30 Film

After facing and fixing some issues that made production impossible, Ferrania is finally back on their feet to bring us some precious emulsions.

“Normally, when we are quiet it’s because we are very busy. This time the opposite is true,” Ferrania began in their latest update, referring to the factory being non-functional since February. There, they briefly mention the hardships that have halted their production — but also, more importantly, that they’ve already fixed the problems and can now continuously produce the P30 film.

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