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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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Milky Way and lack of sleep

I’ve been wanting to capture the Milky Way for the past few weeks and this week was perfect in terms of a new moon and the little that was visible in the night sky was setting earlier in the evening. All I needed was mother nature to cooperate and dissipate the cloud cover which has been lingering for what seems to be a month.

I ventured up to Horsetooth Reservoir after doing a little planning with my iPhone Photo Pills app. I missed the galactic center by a few hours but it wouldn’t have been a good shot with all the clouds. Around two in the morning I arrived at my favorite spot overlooking the reservoir and began to set up the tripod and fiddle with my settings. I set the ISO to 3200, aperture to f/2.8 (wide open for the Tokina 11-16mm lens) and used a 20 second exposure. After reading about the rule of 600 where you divide your focal length by 600, I knew that 20 seconds would not result in star trails or blurry stars.

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If you want to capture the Milky Way in a bow crossing the sky, you will need to try between May and the middle of July. From August to almost November, you will get a diagonal in one direction and from March to May you will get a diagonal in the other direction. In North America you are out of luck between November and February. I recommend purchasing Photo Pills in the app store and you will be able to plan out the perfect picture.

~Chuckie

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Composition Tips: How to Capture that ‘National Geographic Style’

Get that National Geographic style photo.

Renowned travel photographer Bob Holmes says he shoots in a “National Geographic style.” A style that he describes as not about the photographer, but about

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Netflix Wants to Pay You $4,000 to Shoot Instagram Photos on Its Sets

Great at Instagram and want to work in Europe for two weeks and get paid?

If you love both Netflix and Instagram, there’s a sweet new job opening that may interest you. Netflix is looking to hire “Grammasters” — or master Instag

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500px ISO » Stunning Photography, Incredible Stories » 25 Waterfalls Every Photo Lover Should Visit Before They Die

25 Waterfalls for your photo bucket list.Our world is full of spectacular waterfalls that will enchant and entrance every photographer who crosses their path. Here are the 25 we think EVERY photo lover should see before they die.

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