There’s Something Curious With This. Godox TT685 II N Review

I’m very aware that I’m probably going to sound like an elitist photography blogger in this review. But that’s because I purposely try to aim for the absolute best when it comes to my gear. The Godox TT685 II N isn’t the best, but it’s also not at all the worst. Instead, it’s the standard. Want a radio flash? This is it. Want it cheap? You can’t do much better. Want it to be reliable? The Godox TT685 II N surely is. And when it breaks, you’ll probably just buy another.

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This Vintage Visoflex Lets Leica M Shooters Capture Better Landscapes

For less than $400, you can turn your old Leica M6 into a DSLR style camera.

You’re probably wondering why you’d want to convert your Leica into a DSLR. After all, they’re meant to be small in the first place. But DSLRs can have advantages over rangefinders. One prominent example is with graduated ND filters. Of course, Leica has its own high-resolution Visoflex EVF with its newer digital cameras, but it doesn’t also accommodate SLR lenses. You can adapt those if you wish, but if you want the optical experience, you need to go for something like this Visoflex III on eBay. According to seller classic_photography_uk, it’s in good working condition.

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What Ever Happened to the Dedicated Macro Mode on Fujifilm Cameras?

If you’ve been a Fujifilm camera user for many years, then you probably know all about the Macro mode.

With Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, and others launching their own, serious mirrorless camera options we figured that we’d go back into history to when Fujifilm first started their ILC camera system. I tend to use older cameras from both Sony and Fujifilm and by far, Fujifilm has had the most unique changes. One of the biggest things Fujifilm had on their earlier cameras was a dedicated Macro mode. That gave the user closer focusing with all of the system’s lenses. But after a while it disappeared. Why?

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Useful Photography Tip #112: Prevent Eye Strain by Adjusting Your Camera Diopter For Your Vision

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Nikon D810 first impressions product images (5 of 8)ISO 4001-60 sec at f - 3.2

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When it comes to seeing through a viewfinder, many folks don’t ever bother to adjust the diopter of their camera. But the truth is that you really should adjust it lest your eyes strain when looking through this very small hole. The problem though is with people not knowing how to properly adjust it for themselves.

For starters, consider your eyesight. If you wear glasses you’ll know whether you’re near sighted or far sighted. Depending on your prescription, you’ll want to adjust the diopter accordingly. Diopters often have a +2 or =3 setting to enable photographers to adjust what they see through the viewfinder for their vision.

Both EVF and OVF work differently though. With an EVF, it’s mostly a matter of looking through the viewfinder, turning on text displays and adjusting the diopter until you can see the text correctly. But when working with an OVF, it can become much trickier as what you’re seeing is optical and not electronic. For optical viewfinders, we recommend taking the lens off, pointing the camera at a light source and looking at the focusing points through the viewfinder. Then adjust the setting accordingly until you see them the clearest. When this is done, you’ll have set the diopter for your eye.

Phase One Introduces New 2x Teleconverter Optic For Camera System None of Us Can Afford

SK 2x teleconverter

For those of you that can afford to be on that high horse (or borrow it every now and again) you may be delighted to hear that today Phase One is announcing a brand new Schneider Kreuznach 2x teleconverter. Schneider have been the manufacturers of some serious high end glass that is worth every penny–but most users might be more familiar with them and the Micro Four Thirds lenses and Cinema lenses that are supposed to be coming soon.

According to their press release issued today, it is compatible exclusively with the Schneider Kreuznach 240mm leaf shutter and 150mm leaf shutter lenses as well as the Mamiya/Phase One 150mm AF lens. And it doubles their focal lengths.

It’s available now for 1490 EUR/$1,990 USD.