The Citograph 50mm F2.8 is a Premium Pancake Lens

C.P. Goerz is back with a new citograph design following the success of their 35mm model.

The idea of a Citograph lens is an exciting one, a true ‘plug and play’ photography experience. Just attach the lens to your camera and start shooting, capturing the world around you; no need to worry about focus, just point and shoot. C.P. Goerz successfully brought the world’s original 35mm Citograph design into the modern era last year with Kickstarter, and now the company is back with another Citograph, but this one has some interesting tricks up its sleeve. Continue reading…

HEX Launches Spring Collection with New DSLR Backpacks

There are bags out there for every type of photographer, and even some for photographers that don’t exist anymore!

It seems like a never ending struggle as a photographer is to find the ideal camera bag to carry everything you need in a way that you prefer to carry it, along with whatever accessories and whatever else you want to carry with it. I know I had discussions with my ex-wife where I was not allowed to get any more camera bags until I cleaned out a closet full of the ones I was already not using. Bag envy, or more like ‘bag lust’ if you will, is real.

HEX has announced their Spring Grid Collection and it comes complete with two brand new ‘Matte Olive’ DSLR backpacks. The units are designed to be stylish, yet minimalistic; all while still being sufficient to carry your kit safely from point A to point B. Continue reading…

The Venus Optics Laowa 25mm Ultra-Macro Lens Gets Really Long

The new Laowa lens is a lightweight and affordable ultra-macro option for full frame DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras.

Heads up, macro photographers! Venus Optics has recently introduced the Laowa 25mm f2.8 2.5-5x Ultra-Macro Lens. It’s a new member in their roster of unique macro lenses alongside the 60mm f2.8 2:1 Macro & 15mm f4 Wide Angle Macro. With a magnification range of 2.5:1 to 5:1, this new lens promises flexibility when it comes to macro photography in different sizes.

The Laowa 25mm f2.8 2.5-5x Ultra-Macro Lens is made with 8 elements in 6 groups with 1-pc of low dispersion element, ensuring outstanding sharpness, minimal chromatic aberrations, and reduced color fringing in all magnification levels. The wide focal length also produces a greater depth of field compared to lenses with longer focal lengths.

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British Journal of Photography Announces International Photography Award 2018 Shortlist

The British Journal of Photography reveals an interesting shortlist for this year’s International Photography Award.

The British Journal of Photography showcases a unique selection of shortlisted images for the 14th year of the prestigious International Photography Award. The five shortlisted photographers hail from all over the world, including India, Thailand, Denmark, Poland, and the United Kingdom. The shortlisted images were judged by a panel of key industry leaders, and show the keen focus of the British Journal of Photography on fine art, documentary, and contemporary photography.

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Ricoh GR III: Ricoh To Finally Refresh the GR Lineup For Photokina?

The Ricoh GR II has long been a favorite camera for street photographers, but it’s starting to show its age.

Street photographers have loved the Ricoh GR II; with its 16MP sensor, 28mm lens, and small compact size for years. It really is an ideal camera for those who want a powerful camera in a compact form factor. But as always happens in this digital age, today’s tech has in many ways left the GR II behind, leaving it at a significant loss when compared to newer options. The resolution, LCD technology, battery life, optical lens design, overall image quality – the bar has been raised in almost all of these areas and the GR II has gotten long in the tooth.

But if the latest reports are true, it would seem that fans of the GR II will not have to wait much longer to get the replacement they have been waiting for…and so have we! Continue reading…

The Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL is Plenty of Power for Wedding Photographers

The Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL is bound to be perfect for a wedding photographer.

Now before I go on, there’s pretty good reasons why the Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL will be great for wedding photographers and it really has to do with more or less enhancing ambient light and creating the light that isn’t there. Most photographers will opt for doing that with a hot shoe flash, but 500 watt seconds of power is more than enough to light up most wedding halls just by putting the Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL in a corner, pointing the head up to the ceiling, and firing off at ISO 400 and f5.6 at 1/125th. Crazy, huh?

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Here’s What You Need to Know About the Kodak T-Max P3200

The iconic Kodak T-MAX P3200 black and white film is back. Here’s everything you need to know before you shoot with it. 

Itching to be one of the first to get your hands on the Kodak T-MAX P3200? CineStill is among the first to carry this prized and much awaited black and white emulsion for pre-order. With their listing comes some technical info from Kodak about this film. If you’re going to use it for the first time, it’s best to take note of these details before you give it a go.

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Save the Date: March 7th at 5pm EST for Inside the Photographer’s Mind in Jonathan Higbee

Street Photographer Jonathan Higbee appears on the next Inside the Photographer’s Mind.

Just a reminder to everyone!!!

Street photographer Jonathan Higbee is one of New York’s up and coming photographers who not only has an interesting approach to street photography but also has a very curious background in photography. He doesn’t only shoot street, he shoots surreal work and has used tools such as Google Earth to do projects he couldn’t do before due to certain limitations. We’ll get to talk to Jonathan about all this on the next episode of Inside the Photographer’s Mind; which will be streamed live on Adorama’s Facebook page at 5pm EST on March 7th. You can also join us at the Adorama Event Space Live for this showing. Register for the Live Event via EventBrite

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