It’s Hard to Not Think the Nikon ZFC Is a Fuji Rip Off, But Check This Out

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The Nikon ZFc has been accused by a few folks of basically being a Fujifilm rip-off. But that’s not the case. Actually, the Nikon ZFC is the company’s modernization of the Nikon Df (you can catch up on all our coverage of the Nikon ZFc here). They’ve desperately needed a retro style camera body. Plus the Nikon ZFc can come in a bunch of awesome and cool colors. Fujifilm doesn’t do that at all. So we went into a deeper thinking session on what differentiates the cameras.

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Battle of the 50mm f1.2 Lenses. Is Sony Better Than Canon?

The Sony 50mm f1.2 G Master was announced today, but is it better than the Canon RF 50mm f1.2 L USM?

Before I go into this, I need to make a few things transparent. I’m the type of photographer who’s leaned more into my photojournalism roots recently. I don’t like doing a lot of photo editing. And that’s fine. If you’re the type who wants something perfect out of camera, then you’ll think like me. That will in turn affect my choice in gear. And quite honestly, the Canon RF 50mm f1.2 L USM and the Sony 50mm f1.2 G Master shouldn’t really be compared. But if you’re considering switching from one system to another, there’s some useful info here. So we put these two 50mm f1.2 lenses head to head. How’d they do?

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Which One Is Best? Comparing the Bokeh of 35mm Full Frame Lenses

If you’ve been looking for a comparison of bokeh from 35mm lenses, then check these out.

Portrait photographers probably care the most about bokeh from 35mm lenses. The lenses give a wide view but single their subject out easily. And Over the years, they’ve gotten better. If you’ve been looking for 35mm lenses with better bokeh, then you’ve come to the right spot. For the past 11 years, we’ve been reviewing tons of lenses. And we’ve kept records on exactly what’s what. So we dove into our reviews index to look at a bunch of popular 35mm full-frame lenses. In this post, we’ll show you the bokeh of various options we’ve shot with.

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Potential Flaw: The Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Is Missing a Very Big Feature

Can the Tamron 70-180mm f2.8 Di III VXD shape up and get past a few hurdles?

We’re sure everyone is asking why the Tamron 70-180mm f2.8 Di III VXD isn’t going for the extra 20mm to reach 200. The company has expressed many times that it was prioritizing weight, size, and cost. When you look at it from that standpoint, they’re totally right. At its current position, the Tamron 70-180mm f2.8 Di III VXD is a viable option over Sony’s 70-200mm f2.8 and f4 options. The enthusiast and the professional alike could both reach for this lens. But, if we’ve seen anything in the past few years, it’s a couple of significant trends that have been demanded by many photographers across the board. The first is better optics: Tamron’s are excellent, but not always what they claim according to our tests. The other is a big one: the image stabilization.

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The Color Film Photography Blind Taste Test: Can You Figure This Out?

The purpose of this article is to help you decide which of nine C-41 color film stocks, of those currently available in the US, is right for you. If you’d rather digest this content in video form rather than article, that’s an option as well.

To make this blind comparison, I took, and will compare three identical shots, each taken on the nine emulsions discussed in this video. You’ll be able to compare these photos “blind”, meaning you won’t know which stock is which ahead of time. I’ll also talk through some of the differences from my perspective. This will be especially interesting to you newer film shooters looking to find a color film that fits best with your style of shooting, developing, and/or budget. But even if you’re a long-time film shooter, you may find it interesting.

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Comparing Fujifilm Lenses for Portrait Photography with Denae and Andrew

In this article, we’re going to do an in-depth comparison of seven Fuji portrait lenses.

Studying and comparing all these lenses is a bit of a daunting task. To make it easier to to tackle, we’ll come at this in two ways. First, I’m going to compare them all against each other. Then we’ll go through each of them, one at a time, and talk strengths and weaknesses of each but most cover who each one is for, and who each one maybe isn’t for. As we get into this, please keep in mind that these are the Fuji lenses that span the traditional portrait lens focal lengths. We won’t be discussing environmental portraiture, which normally require wider focal lengths. We’ll cover the  focal length you would commonly expect to see in a headshot or classic portraiture situations, so anywhere from 50mm to mid hundreds (speaking in APS-C focal length terms).

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Opinion: The Film Photography World is a Million Times Less Toxic Than the Digital World

If you’re looking for a sphere within the photography world that isn’t a bunch of dudes just complaining about pixels and measurbations, then consider film.

I love film and I love film photography. In fact, I adore it. I am enamored with the conversations around it, with the discipline involved in knowing that you need to be more careful and how that translates into digital photography, with the formats and how much more affordable it becomes as you go for larger sizes, the look, and most importantly its people. There are far less frivolous conversations in the film photography world about megapickles (spelled this way purposely) and one brand vs another–instead it’s more about creative intent.

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Film vs Digital: Can You Guess Which was Shot on Which?

Let’s see if your eyes have been trained to spot which shot was made on film as opposed to that of a mirrorless camera.

Yes, we hear you. We have yet another film vs. digital post, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun with it. When commercial lifestyle photographer Steve Johnston shared this video with us, we found that he’s actually encouraging viewers to play a little game with him: which was was shot in film and which was shot with a mirrorless camera? Let’s find out.

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Here’s How a “Digital Collodion” Compares to a Real Wet Plate Photo

Wondering if it’s possible reproduce the wet plate look in a digital photo? We have the answer for you in this quick comparison video.

Can you achieve the unique look of wet plate photography in a digital photo? The short answer, of course, is yes. But the real question should probably be, how close does it look to the real thing? We find out in this interesting quick comparison video.

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Film vs. Digital: Side by Side Comparison of 35mm, Medium Format, and Mirrorless Photos

Just tuning in to the film vs. digital discussions? Step right up: we have just the stuff for you to check out and learn from.

Yes, it’s already 2019, but it looks like we’re still not done with film vs. digital shenanigans. But, more than a topic of debate, this video by Shutterstock Tutorials is a side by side comparison that should actually come in useful whether you’re a pure digital shooter curious about the film look, or a hybrid shooter wanting a more detailed study of how each medium compares.

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Size Comparison: Fujifilm GFX 50R, Mamiya 6, Fujifilm GW 690 III

We put the Fujifilm GFX 50R, Mamiya 6, and the Fujifilm GW 690 III all next to each other to show a size comparison.

For those really interested in what the Fujifilm GFX 50R is like, we’ve got a size comparison for you. If you’ve ever held a Mamiya 6, then you know this camera is bigger. If you’ve ever held a GW690 III, then you know this camera is smaller. For what it’s worth though, the lenses on the film cameras are much smaller than the digital lenses on the Fujifilm GFX 50R.

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ISO 6400 Comparison: Canon EOS R vs Nikon z7 vs Sony a7r III High ISO Shootout

We decided that we’d take a look at how the Canon EOS R, Nikon z7, and Sony a7r III all perform at ISO 6400 just for fun. 

Since we’ve got all of them in right now, we wanted to know how the three current kings of full frame mirrorless perform when it comes to high ISO output. If you look around on the web, it generally seems like Sony is the best option all around for lenses, image quality, etc. Nikon arguably uses a Sony sensor but Canon is using their own sensor. For what it’s worth, Canon also has less megapixels and to that end doesn’t always render as much detail in the images. But in my testing, I’ve found it to be no real slouch at all. So one very cold night, I took the cameras out to the Williamsburg waterfront to see how they performed.

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How Face Detection in the Canon EOS R Differs from the Sony System

The face detection and eye detection system in the Canon EOS R is very different from Sony’s. 

While companies like Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, and Panasonic all have eye detection autofocus, lots of portrait photographers are eager to know how face detection and eye detection work in the Canon EOS R. We’ve completed our Canon EOS R review and, in practice, it’s well known that Sony is the one to beat in this. For years, photographers used one autofocus point, focused, and recomposed their scenes very carefully to get what they wanted. That’s obviously changed over the years, but the massive innovation came a few years ago when Sony implemented eye autofocus into their A7 series cameras. And soon, the entire industry followed in their footsteps.

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Hasselblad Shows Differences Between 35mm and Medium Format in Comparison Videos

Curious about what makes medium format different from 35mm format? These comparison videos by Hasselblad will serve as a technical and unbiased primer.

Because there’s now more to the distinction between 35mm and medium format than the frame size and shape, it’s worth knowing their differences given today’s technologies and applications. With the help of photographer and technical expert Karl Taylor, Hasselblad has created a series of comparison videos that put both formats to the test, and shows the advantages of medium format in an unbiased manner.

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Can We Guess Which is Better? Leica M10 vs Leica M6

Negative Feedback weighs in on the street and portrait experience with the Leica M10 vs the M6

Ever been curious if it’s worth “upgrading” from a Leica M6 to an M10? In a recent trip to New York City, George Muncey of Negative Feedback swapped his M6 with New Yorker Joe Greer‘s M10 for a day to see how the experience and the results would stack up.

For their photo walk around New York City, George shot with the Leica M10 and a 28mm lens, while Joe shot with the Leica M6 and a 40mm lens (loaded with Kodak Portra 400). A really big difference there is the focal lengths aside from going digital after some years, but George also wanted to see if the wide angle experience is something he’d enjoy. For this test, they decided to shoot street snaps first in Chinatown and take advantage of its busy scenes.

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This Film vs. Digital Shoot-Out Shows the Comparison We Need

This fashion shoot-out video is a must-watch if you’re caught between the film vs. digital debate.

Let’s face it: the film vs. digital debate isn’t going away anytime soon. People will always have opinions and find something to compare between the two mediums. Preferences will always be put on the table. But, for those who are new to photography – and the question of which is better between the two – here’s a fun video that shows what it’s like to work with both.

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The True Costs of Shooting with Film vs. Digital

Screenshot image from the video by Travis Mortz

It shouldn’t be an issue anymore, but the case of film vs. digital cameras remains a long-standing topic for both beginner and intermediate photographers. Among the most debated aspects of this is which one is the least expensive. If you’re just about to start with photography and are wondering which route won’t put a dent in your wallet, Travis Mortz of Forest Hill Film Lab weighs in on the specifics of this debate to help you decide.

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Let’s Play a Game: Film or Digital? A Fujifilm Film Emulsion vs Digital Simulation Blind Comparison

Lots of photographers believe that the Fujifilm film simulations on their cameras really look like film. But is that true? To put this to the test, we're having a bit of fun before the weekend hits. This is a blind taste test, can you tell which images were shot with film and which ones were shot digitally?

Look through each section and then check out the answers towards the end.

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Review: Sigma 135mm f1.8 DG HSM Art (Canon EF)

If you’re a fan of the Sigma 85mm f1.4 Art lens, then you’re bound to fall head over heels for the Sigma 135mm f1.8 DG HSM Art lens. When it comes to portrait lenses, photographers are typically tied to the 85mm and 135mm focal lengths: and so that makes this latest decision even harder. Both are good. In fact, both are fantastic. But with the new Sigma 135mm f1.8 Art lens, you get what seems like a smaller and lighter lens though surely longer. Plus it has weather sealing and a classic quality about it with just a bit less contrast than many of the other Sigma Art lenses.

But is it the right portrait lens for you?

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70mm IMAX Film vs 120 Film: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to a lot of photography, 35mm has been the standard for many years. In cinema, Super 35mm has been–and it’s around the size of APS-C digital. But what about larger formats? In photography, we’ve got 120 film and in cinema there’s IMAX. IMAX is considered large format in cinema and arguably it’s really beautiful. IMAX film is rated to be around 70mm in size; visually it’s really 65mm and 5mm are used for audio.

But how does it compare to 120 film?

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