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American Photography News for 21 Feb 2017

Sigma Announces New 24-70mm and 100-400mm Zoom Lenses

The Phoblographer - 21 Feb 2017 07:02
In addition to the attention-grabbing 14mm and 135mm F/1.8 prime lenses, Sigma has also announced tow new zoom lenses today at CP+, their new 24-70mm F/2.8, and 100-400mm F/5-5.3. Both of which will... be very enticing to their respective niches.
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Forest of Numbers by Emmanuelle Moureaux

Twisted Sifter - 21 Feb 2017 18:36
Forest of Numbers byIt's like walking through 'The Matrix', only a lot more colorful
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As you most likely know, our Analog Zine Kickstarter was fully funded. Again, a genuine thank you to everyone who donated. But I'd like to summon everyone's attention who was interested in donating to... the project but didn't because it was too early on. With less than 48 hours left in the campaign, at this point you're basically just buying a zine with the option of a year long basic subscription to La Noir Image; our premium black and white photography website.
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A Look into the Future - the New Tamron Logo

The Phoblographer - 21 Feb 2017 16:00
In keeping with their continued evolution as a lens manufacturer, Tamron revealed their newly redesigned logo, going with a full-caps design of the company name. The new Tamron Logo is a revamp in the... brand’s identity that coincides with Tamron's revamped SP series of camera lenses - it's a renewal in their appearance as well
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Women Photograph is aWomen Photograph is an online directory of female photographers. What started as a spreadsheet has grown to a databaseover 500 members strong thanks to its creator Daniella Zalcman, a freelance... documentary photographer. We asked her a few questions about her experiences, the directoryand its origins. What has your own experience been like as a female photographer in a male dominated field? At the beginning, it was definitely tough. I started stringing as a news photographer in New York when I was 19, and it was very much a boy's club back then. Getting anyone to take me seriously was always a challenge, and I can't tell you the number of times I had a male photographer try to adjust the settings on my camera for me or make a joke about the size of my lens. There was a lot of casual sexual...
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Years and years ago, Kodak announced something that would ensure for quite a while: Kodak Portra 400. Available in both of the 120, 35mm and large formats the film was and still is incredibly popular... with photographers who like shooting portraits. It's highly valued for its muted tones--which tends to go against much of what digital photography seems to offer straight out of the camera. However, Portra is in use for much more than just this.
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2016 Challenge of ChallengesThe votes have been tallied andwe have a winner! DPR member cand1d's image of a glowing sunset in Bagan, Myanmar takes top honors in the 2016 Challenge of Challenges competition. The photo is one of... almost 1000 challenge-winning entries. See how your votes ranked the top 25 images, and head to our challenges page if you're feeling inspired. See the 2016 Challenge of Challenges Winners
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Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG HSM OS Contemporary

Photography Blog - 21 Feb 2017 11:15
Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG HSMThe Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG HSM OS Contemporary telephoto zoom lens boasts and optical image stabiliser, fast AF and a dust- and splash-proof construction.
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Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG HSM OS Art

Photography Blog - 21 Feb 2017 11:10
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG HSM OSThe revamped Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG HSM OS Art is a new stabilised standard zoom for full-frame cameras.
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Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art

Photography Blog - 21 Feb 2017 11:05
Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM ArtThe Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art is an ultra-fast standard telephoto prime lens for Canon, Nikon and Sigma cameras.
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Neural network converts GameWe've seen a lot of research lately that uses neural networks to upsample low resolution imagesand the results have been impressive - even a little creepy.Google recently showcased a system that can... turn a low resolution 8x8 input image into a 32x32 sample that's remarkably close to the original image. Inspired by recent breakthroughs, research engineer Roland Meertens found another application for neural networks - one that's highly relevant to our interests. He created an application that turns low-res, monochrome Game Boy Camera images into photorealistic color images. Original images in the center, Game Boy-ified images on the left and image generated by neural network on the right Anetwork must be trained, and training means feeding it input images. To create a training data set,...
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Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art

Photography Blog - 21 Feb 2017 11:00
Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM ArtThe Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art is the World's first f/1.8 ultra-wide-angle lens.
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Impossible Project Polaroid 600 Review and Test

The Phoblographer - 21 Feb 2017 10:02
Some time ago, a parcel was delivered to my home with a polaroid camera and a bunch of different films from the Impossible Project, one of the coolest and funkiest companies of today. The level of... excitement I felt at that moment, while removing the packaging and going through the contents, was unbelievable; I just could not wait to start playing with the new toy I got.
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'Tiny Trump' is What the World Needs Right Now

Twisted Sifter - 21 Feb 2017 08:27
'Tiny Trump' is What the Worldand everyone knows it
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Sigma last made waves with their long awaited 85mm F/1.4 back at Photokina in September, and they aren't waiting long to make some more with today's announcements. On today's docket is several lens... announcements including Sigma's brand new 14mm F/1.8 and 135mm F/1.8 - two lenses that are sure to make some mouths water.
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Sigma announces 14mm F1.8,Sigma has released a trio of its high-end 'Art' lenses: two primes and one zoom. All three are designed for full-frame Canon, Nikon and Sigma bodies. The first is the ultra-wide 14mm F1.8 DG HSM,... which Sigma claims is the 'world's first and only F1.8 ultra-wide-angle lens.' The lens has 16 elements, three of which are FLD (low dispersion) and four are SLD (super-low-dispersion). It also has a large (80mm) aspherical front element to reduce distortion and 'deliver outstanding image quality from the center to the edges.' The 14mm F1.8 has 9 rounded aperture blades, a minimum focus distance of 27cm/11in anda ring-type ultrasonic (HSM) focus motor. Next up is the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art. This lens features three SLD and four aspherical, nine rounded aperture blades and optical image...
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Sigma has announced the 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM, arelatively compact and lightweight optically stabilized super-telephoto lens with with a dust and splashproof mount. The lens weighs 1160g/41oz, is... 182mm/7.2in long, and the lens' front element has a 67mm diameter filter thread. For zooming, the lens utilizes a standard twist mechanism, or the front of the lens can be pushed or pulled. It can focus down to 1.6m/5.2ft, and features a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.8. The optical design comprises of 21 elements in 15 groups with four SLD (Special Low Dispersion) elements and a hypersonic motor with an updated algorithm. Pricing will be announced at a later date. Press Release SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Introducing the light bazooka-a new approach to the ultra-telephoto zoom Top...
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Hey everyone! This weekend, we’ve still got our Food Photography workshop in Brooklyn and there are still available spots left for folks to sign up! Attendees get a free 24/7 camera bag, a three... course dinner and a critique on their food photographs. Join us! Find out more info right here! Have you ever arrived
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