Dirk Wustenhagen Photographs Moments of Solitude in a Blur

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“Maybe I am emotionally too close to the moment of shooting them to appreciate their value,” says Dirk Wustenhagen of his blurry captures of lonesome scenes. He adds, “I appreciate these images more over time.” Wustenhagen is a photographer who transitioned from analog snapshots to digital photography and art in the 2000s. He often appreciates his images more when revisiting them after a significant period of time has passed since their capture.

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5 Older But Excellent Digital Cameras Still Worth Buying

In the film days you could buy one camera and use it for years upon years, in order to change your look you used different films. These days that dynamic has changed, and now photographers are pressured into buying the latest and greatest cameras after just a couple of years. But taking into account where digital photography is these days, there are still some great cameras out there to be had, many times for a significant discount over their cutting edge brethren.

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Digital Rev Compares the Autofocus of the Nikon D7200, Canon 7D Mk II and Canon 70D

Screenshot taken from the video

Screenshot taken from the video

Digital Rev recently compared the Canon 70D against the Nikon D7200 and Canon 7D Mk II. Why two Canon cameras? Because the Nikon D7200 is pretty much designed to take on both of them with the 7D Mk II targeting the higher end and the 70D going a bit lower end in some ways.

The hosts play a ridiculous game to test the autofocus system and mention specifics when it comes to the intricacies of the focusing system. It involves playing with the cameras FPS or paintball style where headshots count. This is a creative and fun way of doing it; and eventually it seems like the 7D Mk II and Nikon D7200 are the top contenders.

Check out who wins in the Canon 70D vs Nikon D7200 vs Canon 7D Mk II comparison after the jump.

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Canon 7D Mark II Release Reportedly Pushed Back

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Canon 70D product images for announcement (3 of 6)It’s been speculated that if the Canon 7D Mark II were to ever exist, it would probably use a dual pixel sensor very similar to the Canon 70D. Well lo and behold there’s a new Northlight Images (translated) early report that backs up the theory. Northlight Images has heard that manufacturing issues with the dual pixel design of the APS-C sensor in the 70D has delayed the launch of the 7D Mark II.

More after the jump.

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Canon’s New 55-250mm Lens Update Has an STM Motor


Behold! An update that was extremely expected by Canon: the 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM. This lens is a refresh to the company’s previous version of this product and includes an STM motor. In our meeting with Canon yesterday, the company also claimed that it is lighter in weight than its predecessor. The STM motor on this lens is being heavily pushed and marketed with the abilities of the new 70D.

As for the techie stuff: this lens has one new UD element, 7 aperture blades, and can focus as closely as 2.79 feet. It’ll be available in late September for $349.99.

First Impressions: Canon 70D

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Canon 70D First Impressions product photos (8 of 8)ISO 2001-50 sec at f - 5.6

Guess what: it’s available for pre-order from AmazonB&H Photo, and Adorama. We’re waiting for a review unit.

In many ways, Canon’s 60D annoyed many customers who felt that in order to upgrade, they would need to move up to the 7D. It felt like a fusion between the 7D and a Rebel, and removed critical features such as micro adjustment of lenses. In fact, users set up an online petition to convince Canon to put it back in.

Today, the company is announcing the brand new 70D–the replacement for the 60D. It sports a 20.2MP APS-C sensor (though it is slightly larger physically to get performance comparable to the 7D) and has a brand new revamped autofocus for video that really blows anything else that I’ve seen out of the water. This time around, there is phase detection at every pixel in addition to two color diodes at every photo site. But beyond the sensor, it shoots 7fps, has the intelligent viewfinder of the 7D, built in WiFi transmission, and a 3″ vari-angle LCD touchscreen.

We spent some up-close and personal time with the camera at Canon’s business headquarters in NYC last week.

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