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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Review: Moment Lenses 2.0 (Apple iPhone)

Moment has quite a cult following; the company has created a number of stellar lenses for mobile phones that have inspired generations of new photographers. The Moment Lenses are pieces of high quality glass that attach onto a special case or plate on your phone to change the perspective. In recent years, the telephoto (sort of) focal length they offer has become a bit obsolete, but their wider focal length is quite different. If you need a wide, sweeping view of something, the only other alternative is to shoot panoramic photos of some sort unless you use another add-on lens. But besides changing the viewing angle, Moment lenses tend to add character and charm to an otherwise very sterile aesthetic.

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Mika Suutari Imagines a Lonely Life for a Plague Doctor

All images by Mika Suutari. Used with the Creative Commons permission.

One of the strengths of conceptual photography is its appeal to the imagination through story-based imagery. In this day and age where everything has already been done, a concept doesn’t need to be something perplexing or completely unfamiliar. The most moving concept can also come from a distant past, as today’s featured photographs by Finland-based Mika Suutari demonstrate.

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The Next GFX And X1D Cameras May Feature 100MP Sony Sensors

The GFX and XD systems could be getting a huge resolution upgrade in their next generation cameras

Fujifilm and Hasselblad made some big waves in the photography community when they announced their GFX and X1D mirrorless medium format systems. But at 50MP there was not a huge boost in resolution over some of the higher resolution 35mm cameras. Many posed the question of what the point was in moving to one of these systems when the boost in image quality was negligible to most eyes.

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Moment Announces New iPhone X Cases, Now Available

If you want to get the most out of your iPhone X camera, then this is going to be an announcement you will want to see. 

Moment has been making a name for themselves with their high quality mobile phone add-on lens solutions for various smartphones. In fact, very recently they were a headline product launched alongside Google’s latest flagship phone, and now Moment is getting onboard with Apple’s latest offering – The iPhone X. Continue reading…

The New Paul C Buff Cybersense Flash Remote is Only $79.95

Yup, the brand new Paul C Buff Cybersense remote may be all you need.

It’s fairly rare that we hear announcements from Paul C Buff, but the new Paul C Buff Cybersense remote is designed to be an affordable way to control a number of flashes, receivers and lights from the manufacturer. The maker of Alienbees, White Lightning and Einstein lights says the new Cybersense isn’t larger than a smartphone.

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Osborne Macharia Fashion Photography Focuses on the Iconic Rude Boy

All images by Osborne Macharia. Used with Creative Commons permission.

After featuring a handful of work showing daily life around Africa, it’s time for us to go deeper into its pockets of culture that most of us rarely see. Today’s featured project by Nairobi-based Osborne Macharia is an colorful inspiration for both fans and practitioners of fashion photography. If you liked his vibrant portraits of an old school hip hop heads who call themselves Kabangu, this new project by Osborne will definitely catch your eye. Aside from its cheeky title, The Return of the Rude-Boy is a showcase of Nairobi’s ghetto fashion scene and careful balance of bright colors.

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