Sample Gallery: Sony a7r III RAW Files Edited in Capture One

The Sony a7r III seems to have a sensor that allows for ultimate versatility

We’re currently in Sedona, Arizona with Sony and a number of other journalists using the Sony a7r III camera along with some of the company’s latest lenses. Additionally, I’ve been testing the Sony a7r III with the Profoto B1 and the Profoto A1. We’ve been shooting a number of landscapes, portraits, sports, and documenting decisive moments with this camera. Thus far, the Sony a7r III seems really fantastic as a mirrorless camera but there are still a few quirks. However, the good far outweighs the bad.

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The Ultimate Fujifilm X Series Guide For 2017

If you’re looking for the end all be all guide to Fujifilm’s System, look no further

Well, the time has come for us to start doing our end of the year posts and one way we are planning to do that is with these ‘ultimate guide’ posts. On the docket for today is Fujifilm, which in many ways had a break out year with the introduction of the X-T20 and X-E3, the lower cost alternatives to their professional focuses X-T2 and X-Pro2.

We have posted a lot of great Fujifilm guides here over the last year regarding everything from cameras to lenses, accessories and everything in-between. If you’re looking for an easy place to get some information on Fujifilm’s X-Series then you are in the right place. Continue reading…

Watch a 360 Video of Ultra Large Format Wet Plate Photography in a Historic Studio

Screenshot image from the videos. Used with permission

Wet plate photography, one of the traditional photographic methods, gives a completely different but fascinating experience as you’ve probably learned from our previous features. Portrait and wedding photographer Markus Hofstaetter shares with us another interesting look into his ultra large format wet plate process: from the cameras he uses, traveling with his wet plate gear, and shooting in a historic studio.

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How To Get The Super 16 Film Look Out Of Your Digital Camera

It’s not just about presets or filters, achieving a realistic film emulation goes much deeper than that. (featured image screencapture from the video. All credit to DSLRguide)

For many photographers who grew up using film or maybe learned their skill with film just before the rise of digital technology, film still holds a special place in their heart. If given the opportunity to use film without all the caveats that come with it these days (limited options, limited availability, sending out to a regional lab), many would choose to do so. This is a similar story for filmmakers, many of whom have moved onto digital camera technology not because of its superiority, but because of its affordability and simplicity. Continue reading…

Polaroid is Demanding that Fujifilm Pay Up on Rights for Instant Film

Fujifilm and Polaroid are butting heads on the Instant film front

It was only a matter of time until Fujifilm and Polaroid were going to duke it out on the legal battlefront; and apparently that’s what may be happening right now. According to a recent report, Fujifilm has asked a US district court to clear it of any wrongdoing after it was allegedly threatened with trademark litigation by Polaroid in regards to borders around photographs.

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Here’s What Happens When You Ignite Gunpowder on Printed Photos

All images by Dewey Keithly. Used with permission.

Photographer Dewey Keithly has been a fan of old photographic processes for a really long time, and he’s also always been very experimental with his work. His latest project was a combination of things including a super interesting and creative idea. For his latest project he took color print images and set them ablaze with gunpowder to give off a really unique look.

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The Shimoda Explore 40 and 60 Backpacks Claim to be the Ultimate Adventure Photography Packs

With the Shimoda Explore backpacks, we’ve got a brand new entry into the adventure photography category

Photographers who enjoy backpacking and seeing the world may really warm up to the brand new Shimoda Explore backpacks. These backpacks aren’t designed to look like photography bags but instead more like actual travel adventure packs. When you look at some of the features standard in the Shimoda Explore 40 and Shimoda Explore 60 backpacks, you’ll see a lot of thought was put into their creation. I’ve been personally testing one for a number of weeks now and I can say with certainty this is the first backpack that has allowed me to comfortably pack medium format cameras, lenses, light meters, film, a tripod and more, with little wear and tear on my back.

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Vintage Camera Review: Nikon N80 (Nikon F Mount)

For a really long time, the Nikon F100 was the best buy if you were looking for a Nikon film SLR at a good price that was compatible with most modern lenses. But then people discovered it, and like everything that gets discovered, the price got ruined. The Nikon FM2? Yeah, they’re really expensive now. It’s no secret second hand film cameras are on the up and up when it comes to prices and sales. Not only that, but they’re pretty. Well, most of them are. In the case of the Nikon N80, we’ve got the camera designed to be more consumer oriented and a step down below the famous Nikon F100. But for everything a professional photographer could want or need, it’s highly capable. And unlike digital cameras, all you need is some sharp film, good glass, and a lot of light.

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