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Photo equipment information from Simply Awesome Photography.

The Leica Thumbar brings a classic soft-focus look to digital cameras

The analog look in photos has been a desired look for film photographers so Leica has introduced the Thumbar lens to bring back that soft-focus look to your digital camera.

The Leica Thumbar isn’t designed for maximum sharpness, but for recreating the soft effect from a classic 1935 lens.

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The Yashica Y35 is a ‘digiFilm’ Camera with Pretend Film Rolls

The Y35 Yashica is retro to the max. Will this camera inspire a new generation of digital photography?

Yashica spent weeks teasing an “unprecedented” return to the camera world last month, and today the famed camera brand finally unveiled its new creation. T

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Skip the studio and shoot like a pro with our favorite lenses for portraits

Top rated portrait lenses for each platform.

Looking for the best lenses for portrait photography for your mirrorless or DSLR camera? Here are a few of our favorites.

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My Top Recommended Equipment for Night Photography

Top night photography equipment.

Here is a list of must-have camera equipment for doing night photography as recommended by a pro photographer.

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Nikon Patents 2 Full Frame Mirrorless Lenses: 52mm f/0.9 and 36mm f/1.2

How close is a Nikon full-frame mirrorless camera?

Speculation about Nikon’s mirrorless camera ambitions is heating up, and two new patents are adding fuel to the fire. Nikon has patented two new ultra-fast

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Specs and more info released as the Godox A1 mobile flash trigger goes on pre-order – DIY Photography

Add external strobes to your mobile photography with the Godox A1 flash trigger.

The Godox A1 flash trigger for mobile devices is now available for pre-order. The price actually isn’t that bad, either. It’s about where I was hoping it would be, but lower than I expected. At $69.90, it is a little more expensive pricey than the X1T for DSLRs & Mirrorless cameras. But, the A1 does […]

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Voyager: A New Smart Light Stick That Lets You Digitally Paint Color

Digital light painting with smart light sticks.

Digital Sputnik, creator of LED light systems that have quickly become favorites of directors behind big blockbuster movies, has released an exciting new p

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Here are the pros and cons of using LED panels for portraits – DIY Photography

Get the hard film look using LEDs in place of strobes. Also, learn some pros and cons with using the different types of lights.

Other than using continuous lighting for video, some photographers choose to use it for shooting still as well. Jay P. Morgan relies on LED panels for portrait photography from time to time, and in his latest video, he discusses the pros and cons of this approach. There are definitely certain advantages of using LED panels […]

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Pro Photographers with Amateur Gear vs. an Amateur with Pro Gear

Loved watching this video about how important it is for what is behind the camera–you.

The photographers at Mango Street wanted to show that it generally takes more than “pro” camera gear to shoot “pro” photos, so they decided to do a shootou

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Tamron Unveils the World’s First 18-400mm Lens

Let’s face it. We have all missed that shot we wanted because the wrong lens was attached to our camera. Tamron is trying to fix that by offering an 18-400 lens that you can keep on your camera when you are out and about and don’t know if you are going to be running into a wide angle shot or a zoom.

We will have to wait for the pixel peeping to begin to see if this king of lenses is worth the gold.

One lens to rule them all?Tamron has announced the 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD, which it is calling “the world’s first ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens” with an extremely fl

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