ONA Partners with Passion Passport for Wanderlust-Inspired Camera Bags

Camera and travel bag maker ONA has some new colorful additions to their collection of limited edition camera bags.

If you’ve been a fan of camera and travel bag maker ONA, you’ll be delighted to know that the New York City-based company just announced their latest limited edition bags. Made in partnership with the purpose-driven travel community Passion Passport, the ONA x Passion Passport capsule collection features the best-selling Bowery Bag in limited edition colorways. Perfect for adventure-loving photographers who prefer a splash of color for their camera bags!

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Could a 14-21mm f1.4 Lens for Canon EOS R Really Be On the Way?

Dreaming of a fast, ultra wide-angle zoom lens for the Canon EOS R? A recent patent application suggests that Canon is on the way to making one.

We recently got wind of some reports about Canon possibly releasing an f1.4 ultra wide angle zoom lens, and we’re sure it’s going to get a lot of you excited. The eagle-eyed folks of Canon News broke the news of a new patent for a Canon lens with a range of 14-21 mm, with a constant maximum aperture of f1.55 and a nearest full f-stop equivalent of f1.4. If this sounds like something you think you need for the Full Frame mirrorless EOS R system, it’s believed that the lens in the works is exactly for that.

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This Kipon Ibelux 40mm f0.85 Lens is an Absolute Bokeh Machine — in Pink

On Wednesdays, we wear pink — and shoot with the pink Kipon 40mm f0.85 lens for some bokehlicious snaps.

With gorgeously bubbly and creamy bokeh still pretty much in vogue in the photography world today, lenses promising to provide it have been popping up here and there. Among the latest of these is the Ibelux 40mm with a whopping f0.85 aperture, made by Shanghai-based lens adapter innovator Kipon. The best part? It comes in screaming pink! If you didn’t catch this lens, Kai Wong spotted this bokeh machine at the Kipon booth during this year’s Photokina and recently made a video review about it.

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The New Lomography Berlin Kino Film Was Inspired by German Cinema

Lomography offers black and white film photographers the new Berlin Kino Film, another limited edition emulsion for their monochrome needs.

Attention, film photographers! Lomography has just dropped a new, gorgeous film for all you fans of black and white film. Called the Berlin Kino Film, this 35mm, 400 ISO, B&W film promises to render your monochrome snaps with delicate grain and soft tones. If you’re looking for something new to shoot with, this should be interesting for you.

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Satisfy Your Curiosity on the Shutter Sounds of Fujifilm Cameras

It’s probably not a big deal for most, but if you have a preference for certain shutter sounds on Fujifilm cameras, here’s a video you might want to watch.

Do you like the shutter sound of your camera quiet or mechanical-sounding? Do certain shutter sounds help you make up your mind on which camera to get? Whether you’re simply curious or it’s a deciding factor for your next Fujifilm camera purchase, we’ve found a quick video to satisfy your curiosity.

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These Angry Videos Most Likely Speak for Everyone Who Backed the Yashica Y35

If you backed the Yashica Y35 digiFilm camera and already received your unit, this angry review (and its follow-up) most likely sums up the things you hate about it.

Previously, we reported about Yashica Y35 backers finally starting to receive their cameras after some delays. However, those who have gotten their hands on it and tested it out were very unhappy about it. A lot say that the build quality isn’t good at all, and it’s overall more of a toy than a camera. The comments section of the Kickstarter campaign is also still getting angry feedback and reports of issues from backers. As unboxing videos and reviews have started pouring in, we believe this particular video (and its follow-up) is among the angriest, and most likely speaks for every backer’s disappointment over this camera.

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This Patent Hints at Image Stabilization Coming to the Canon EOS R Lineup

If you’re planning to get the Canon EOS-R Full Frame mirrorless camera, you might want to consider putting it off until the model gets this possible upgrade.

Been wanting to get your hands on the very first Full Frame Canon mirrorless camera, it might be better to put it off for until early 2019 at least. This is because a Mirrorless Rumors report cited a new Canon patent for a sensor stabilization system that we might see in the future units of the Canon EOS-R. Indeed one of the biggest “problems” with the Canon EOS R is the fact that it doesn’t have an image stabilized sensor. In contrast, both Sony and Nikon have it built in, and the upcoming Panasonic cameras will too!

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Tomorrow! Dance Photographer Lois Greenfield on Inside the Photographer’s Mind LIVE!

Dance photographer Lois Greenfield is joining us on Adorama TV next week. 

On November 7th, dance photographer Lois Greenfield will be joining us on Adorama TV for the latest episode of Inside the Photographer’s Mind. Lois has been a dance photographer for many, many years and has been interviewed here before. So we’re doing something different: we’d like to call this a follow up interview more than anything else and seeing how Lois has evolved as a creative, understanding how she has developed her very unique creative vision, and what advice she has for the newer generation of photographers out there.

You can catch it live on Adorama TV on November 7th at 5pm EST by following the Phoblographer or Adorama on Facebook. Or join us live at the Adorama Event Space via EventBrite!

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Kamlan Announces Two New APS-C Lenses for Sony, Fujifilm, and Canon Mounts

Taiwanese brand Kamlan has recently unveiled two new, fast APS-C lenses for major camera mounts.

In need of some fast, bokehlicious lenses for your APS-C camera? Mirrorless Rumors gave us a heads-up that Taiwanese brand Kamlan has recently announced its two new offerings: a 50mm f1.1 II (replacing the popular previous version) and a 21mm f1.8 for Sony E, Fuji X, MFT, and Canon EOS-M mounts.

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Kodak ProImage 100 Film: Neutral Skin Tones, Sharp Detail, and Gorgeous Greens

Portrait photographer Max Heinrich does portrait and street shoots to test the Kodak ProImage 100 and reviews it favorably.

Kodak released the Kodak ProImage 100 35mm film to select markets, including Asia and Latin America in 1997, but – surprise, surprise – it wasn’t until around the middle of this year that it finally made the emulsion widely available in Europe. Of course, Munich, Germany-based photographer Max Heinrich of the YouTube channel Analog Insights quickly snapped up a few rolls to see what fuss is all about for himself.

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TAP and DYE Adds Nero Slim to the Legacy Camera Strap Line

TAP and DYE has recently announced their latest Fall season releases, including a new Legacy camera strap.

If you’re thinking of getting a new leather strap for your Mirrorless or compact camera, the folks of TAP and DYE have a gorgeous new offering for you to check out. They’ve just added the Nero Slim to their Legacy camera strap line, which is perfect for smaller cameras (and film cameras as well) with its 1/2″ width. We love the Legacy line and we’re excited about this stylish new release!

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This Meme Perfectly Describes One of the Most Toxic Instagram Practices

If you’ve ever been a victim of this prevalent misconduct on Instagram, you’ll surely find comfort in this meme.

It’s time once more for us to share with you all our recent finds on Reddit. This time, we have a meme that accurately describes one of the most toxic behaviors on Instagram. We’re sure a lot of you have fallen victim to this nefarious act, so have a laugh before scouring your account for people who have done this and unfollow them as well.

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Yongnuo Seems to Be Making a Camera with Android Built into It

Surprise, surprise; there’s an upcoming Yongnuo YN450 system camera and its early specs have been leaked. 

Reports are abuzz of Chinese lens manufacturer Yongnuo gearing up to join the Mirrorless wars with an upcoming system camera. Called YN450 for now, the company has recently posted on their Facebook page a contest for an official name for this new camera. Yongnuo is gathering votes for two product names they currently have; 4G Camera and Smart Camera (or any name the interested public can suggest). The two current name choices coincide with the camera’s design, which is pretty much a smartphone with a lens mount (possibly a Canon mount, based on the photo).

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Watch Esteemed Dance Photographer Lois Greenfield Talk About Her Creative Vision

Dance photographer Lois Greenfield is joining us on Adorama TV next week. 

On November 7th, dance photographer Lois Greenfield will be joining us on Adorama TV for the latest episode of Inside the Photographer’s Mind. Lois has been a dance photographer for many, many years and has been interviewed here before. So we’re doing something different: we’d like to call this a follow up interview more than anything else and seeing how Lois has evolved as a creative, understanding how she has developed her very unique creative vision, and what advice she has for the newer generation of photographers out there.

You can catch it live on Adorama TV on November 7th at 5pm EST by following the Phoblographer or Adorama on Facebook. Or join us live at the Adorama Event Space via EventBrite!

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You Can Now Use Your Camera Filters with the New ONDU MK III Pinhole Cameras

Pinhole camera makers ONDU promises the ONDU MK III, with its array of impressive new and improved features, to be its “most advanced and versatile” series yet. 

The ONDU MK III is in the early stages of its Kickstarter campaign as we speak, yet it already seems poised to become one of the (if not the) most advanced pinhole cameras in the market. Now equipped with several new features, ONDU’s latest series of handcrafted pinhole cameras is geared towards those who wish to do more with pinhole photography.

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MS Optics Develops New Lightweight Sonnetar 73mm Portrait Lens for Leica M-Mount

Attention, Leica photographers! MS Optics has made a new lightweight Sonnetar 73mm lens for your portrait shooting needs.

If you’ve been a fan of the creations of one-man optics company MS Optics (also known MS Optical), you’ll surely be delighted to know that Sadoyasu Miyazaki has a new release for the Leica M-mount. DP Review has recently given a heads up on the new Sonnetar 73mm f1.5 FMC; a lightweight lens with a unique aesthetic especially developed for portraits.

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Flickr is Finally Getting Rid of that Antiquated Yahoo! Sign In

I find it a bit surreal that it is 2018 and we’re even still talking about Flickr; they’re still around.

One would think that Flickr would have gone the way of MySpace and Xanga years ago when it was cool, but there is still a community that apparently cares about it despite its lack of serious relevance in the major photography world these days. But today, the company announced a number of new changes including the fact that they’re removing that pesky required Yahoo! sign-in. That’s at least one step in the right direction as it’s personally kept me off of the platform for a long time now. This news comes after SmugMug bought Flickr.

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Want to See Just How Powerful Instagram Has Become Today?

Everyone knows now that businesses today need Instagram presence as part of their marketing strategies. But how powerful exactly is this social media platform today?

When Instagram hit the Internet in 2010, no one probably anticipated that it would grow immensely and become instrumental to every online marketing strategy. Today, it now boasts of over 500 million active users per day and over a billion active users per month. With that many users, it’s not surprising why virtually all brands and companies are seeking to get a slice of views and interactions from the platform. If you’re yet to use Instagram to your business’ advantage, let this comprehensive infographic by Make a Video Hub give you an idea on why your marketing strategy needs it.

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Dubble Celebrates First Birthday With the Super Colorful JELLY 35mm Film Emulsion

Can’t get enough of colors that pop? Think your photos could use some extra colors? The new JELLY film by Dubble and KONO! will surely paint your photos with rainbow hues! 

Attention, film photographers! It’s Dubble’s first birthday and they came up with something fitting to celebrate. Say hello to the new JELLY film, which is also Dubble’s fifth launch in collaboration with KONO! The Reanimated Film. This new offering is a pre-exposed 35mm C41 film that promises to drench your snaps with brilliant colors. Think you can use it to paint your everyday photos in multi-colored hues? How about making your party snaps drip with psychedelia? Either way, looks like this new film should never go missing in your stash!

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Nick Mansfield’s ‘Definitions’ Paint a Picture of the ‘Real’ America

‘Definitions’ is a series of tableau images that forces the viewers to look at America without rose-tinted glasses.

To the eyes of an outsider, America appears to be this sun-kissed land of opportunity where everyone’s dreams can come true. The land of the free. Ads and mainstream Hollywood films have been portraying this story for as long we can remember, and so those who don’t live an American’s reality can’t really be blamed for harboring this perception.

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Never Before Seen Photos of Peter Gabriel in Bath by Clive Arrowsmith to Be Featured in a Limited Edition Book

Now seeking funding on Kickstarter, ‘Peter Gabriel Reflections: Photographs by Clive Arrowsmith’ will be published next month in conjunction with an exhibit that will open in December.

Throughout his illustrious, decades-long career, internationally acclaimed British photographer Clive Arrowsmith (FRPS) has photographed some of the world’s biggest icons – Sir Paul McCartney, Prince Charles, Michael Caine, Helena Bonham Carter, Prince, and the Dalai Lama, to name a few.

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