“The Phoblographer Weekly Recap” is a new feature where we recap the week’s most popular posts. Each weekend, we will present you the top ten posts of the week for your perusal. If you’ve missed any of our popular stories that week, you’ll find them here. Among this week’s top posts: Zeiss 32mm f1.8 vs Fujifilm 35mm f1.4, Tips for Photographing Strangers and Cat Bearding Is the Newest Photo Meme. Find the complete breakdown after the jump.
#1: Lens Comparison: Zeiss 32mm f1.8 vs Fujifilm 35mm f1.4 (X Mount)
Since we’re currently reviewing the new Zeiss Touit 32mm f1.8 lens in X-mount, we decided to put it to the test and compare it to Fuji’s best stallion in the house, the 35mm f1.4. In the end, both are excellent.
#2: Marissa Mayer: “There is no such thing as a professional photographer anymore.”
Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, explains the logic behind the decision to discontinue Flickr’s pro accounts: there are no professional photographers anymore in these days when everyone has a camera and takes pictures.
#3: 7 Tips for Photographing Strangers
Approaching strangers in order to take their photograph is not an easy thing to do for everyone. Here are some basic guidelines for the budding street photographer.
#4: Five Lenses for The Discerning Landscape Photographer
So you think all that it takes for great landscape photography is a great landscape and a wide angle lens? Well think again. Here are five lenses from wide to tele that are great for landscape photography, and the reasons why.
#5: Review: Pentax K-5 II & K-5 IIs
As the K-5’s successor, Pentax introduced not one, but two models, the K-5 II and the K-5 IIs. The only difference between the two is that the IIs comes without a lowpass filter on the sensor, promising even sharper images. So, how do they actually compare?
#6: BREAKING NEWS: Flickr Just Gave Everyone One Free Terabyte of Space! Looks Different Now Too!
Well, the title says it all. Oh, and they discontinued the pro accounts. (See post #2 for the “reason” why.)
#7: The Power of a Photo Essay: The Battle We Didn’t Choose
Angelo Merendino chose to document an extremely tough story to tell: the story of his wife’s struggle with breast cancer. This is a prime example of an effective story, and one that hits you right in the heart and doesn’t let go.
#8: Weekend Humor: Flickr’s 1 TB Per User Ends After Three Days
Thanks Flickr and Marissa Mayer, for this weeks headlines. You literally asked us to spoof you. Well, we did.
#9: Cat Bearding Is the Newest Photo Meme Involving The Internet’s Cuddliest Critter
Ever heard of ‘cat bearding’? No? Apparently, it’s the latest ‘thing’ with the young people on the ‘internet’. Check it out.
#10: Five Low Profile Camera Bags Worth Carrying
Camera bags–as photographers we have to live with them to haul our gear from shoot to shoot, or even for a simple day’s outing with a camera (or two, or five). Thankfully in recent years there has been a shift in styling trends to move away from the bulky, garish and obvious designs to sleeker, no-nonsense stylish bags. Here is a choice of five bags that keep a low profile.
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