Voigtänder Skopagon 40mm f2 – Vintage Lens with Modern Performance

For most people, the choice of lens comes down to a choice between vintage and modern. Modern lenses with aspherical elements and modern coating tend to produce very sharp images without failures and aberrations, which is, however, perceived by many people as a too “sterile” and “clinical” rendering. Vintage lenses, by contrast, tend to have … Read more

Youtube. Where I Find Inspiration in a World Where Everyone is a Photographer… – By Royce

Where to find some decent inspso…? it’s a question I ponder as I sit chained to my work desk doing (cough cough) “important” non photography related work that pays the bills. The last two and a half years have been hard. Really hard. Most of us have been locked in, jabbed, sick, locked in again, … Read more

Minolta Hi-Matic 7s – My Gateway Drug into the World of Camera Collecting – By Markus Hainz

As with most photographers over a certain age, I began my photography shooting film back in the late 1980s. By the mid 2000s I was shooting only digital for work and decided to get rid of almost all my film gear. Then around 2012 a wave of nostalgia overcame me and I decided to get … Read more

Buy The Tamron 20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD for Sony E-mount

The Tamron 20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD for Sony E-mount is a one-of-a-kind, fast-aperture ultra-wide to a regular zoom lens that is portable enough for everyday use. It is ideal for both photography and video creation. It is the smallest and lightest F/2.8 zoom in its class, with an extreme wide-angle focal range of 20mm … Read more

Sony FX30 APS-C Cinema Camera Announced, Price $1,798

Sony today officially announced the new Sony FX30 APS-C Compact Cinema Camera that is ideal for everyday content creators and aspiring filmmakers. This Sony FX30 is essentially an APS-C (or Super 35mm, if you prefer) version of the FX3. With that smaller sensor also comes a slightly smaller price tag, bringing that FX3 cost down … Read more

For Quick Film Scans, Try an Olympus C-8080WZ! – By Dave Powell

An old friend recently asked if I could digitize some 35mm slides of a coastal Maine motel her family once owned. She’d researched the commercial cost of scanning, and before biting that bullet, wanted to see what I could do. I immediately pulled my Olympus C-8080 WZ (Wide Zoom) bridge camera off the shelf. It … Read more

How To Bring A Vintage Cinematic Look To Modern Digital Images

Can a simple filter help you make your digital images look more cinematic and film-like? The answer is yes. K&F CONCEPT has a series of Black Diffusion filters (sometimes referred to as “Black Mist”) that has small particles embedded into the glass designed to diffuse light and create a soft, glowing, mist-like effect. This filter … Read more

Sony FX30 Press release: Sony Expands Cinema Line with New 4K Super 35 Camera for Future Filmmakers

Sony is pleased to announce the newest addition to the brand’s prestigious Cinema Line – the FX30 (model ILME-FX30). The new FX30 is a 4K Super 35 compact cinema camera that offers many professional features of the Cinema Line, such as Dual Base ISO, Log shooting modes, and user-imported LUTs (Look Up Tables) at a … Read more

Revisiting Glimpses and Opening a Door – By John Pemberton

Several months ago, one of my first posts on this site was titled “Glimpses at the Conservatory.” It documented the development and near completion of a photography project I had been working on for several years. I ended the piece with some thoughts on final opportunities to add images to the collection gallery and then … Read more

The Wacom Cintiq Pro 27 is Both a Pen Display and Reference Monitor

Wacom has announced the Cintiq Pro 27, a new pen display that features an updated thin-bezel design around a true 10-bit 4K reference monitor-quality display, a customizable pen, and a more compact overall footprint than its previous models. The company says the new pen display is purpose-built for creative professionals and offers a large 27-inch … Read more