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Global Photography News for 21 Oct 2019

When you're buying and shooting with vintage cameras, you're also taking with you decades worth of fascinating history. If you're really lucky, you might come across cameras used by famous... photographers, limited edition models, and even those used for NASA spaceflights. You'll be even luckier if you have the $$$ to afford them. Or, you may simply find one with a really heartwarming personal history, like this Pentax Spotmatic that Brisbane-based Daimon Wright found and recently wrote about on Reddit.
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The RF 24-70mm F2.8 isn't a showstopper like the RF 28-70mm F2. But it's a lens that will appeal to a lot of EOS R photographers, with its bright, constant aperture covering a handy zoom range, and... weather-sealing to help keep it protected from the elements. It became available at the end of September along with the nearly-identical RF 15-35mm F2.8, further expanding the range of options for full-frame Canon mirrorless shooters. We snagged some time with the lens during what's likely to be some of the last nice weather of the season - take a look. See our Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8 sample gallery
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Olympus just announced the E-M5 III, the newest in its E-M5 line of enthusiast Micro Four Thirds cameras. In this hands-on preview, Chris and Jordan ask, "Who's it for?" Also, subscribe to our YouTube... channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Introduction Autumn photography in Canada Similarities to the E-M1 II Handling Design Displays Compared to the E-M1 X High resolution mode Image stabilization Video features Compared to the E-M1 II Compared to the Panasonic G9 Who is it for? Sample gallery from this episode
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Portrait of Humanity: Defying the Myth

British Journal of Photography - 21 Oct 2019 13:52
Portrait of Humanity: DefyingPhotojournalist Carol Allen-Storey explores complex humanitarian and social issues, particularly amongst women and children. Much of her career has been spent working with young people in Rwanda —... she has documented the country’s teenage pregnancy epidemic, and teens living with AIDs, as well as the Amahoro generation growing up in the shadow of the Rwandan genocide. This year, Allen-Storey is one of Portrait of Humanity’s judges, looking for work that captures our shared values of individuality, community and unity.  Most recently, Allen-Storey has been shooting an ongoing body of work in the UK, called Defying the Myth, which documents both the daily joys and struggles for families who have a child with disabilities. “The goal is to raise public awareness about the challenges of...
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"My personal trick to keep me on track was to use Facebook as a tool for accountability." states photographer Claudia Paul about her Wednesday Portraits series. "I publicly announced the project and... the goal to post a new portrait every Wednesday. This way I would feel like a fraud if I didn't deliver." Claudia Paul is a German artist working and residing in New York City as a commercial photographer. She frequently dedicates herself to non-profit work, and is always developing new personal projects independent of her paid client work. She created a year-long challenge for herself: create a new portrait every Wednesday. In the process, she developed a beautiful collection of images while exercising and strengthening her creative muscle, and expanding her skills as an artist. Below we...
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Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT LensThe pricing, availability and full specifications of the new Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT lens have just been announced. Retailing for just $149, the Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT is the most affordable lens that... manufacturer Venus Optics has ever released. The 17mm lens provides the equivalent of a 34mm angle of view on a full-frame sensor. The lens houses nine elements in seven groups, and has a seven-blade diaphragm to give a pleasing sunstar rendering. The lens is compact and weighs just 6oz (172g). It has a minimum focus distance of 15cm and comes with a 46mm filter thread.
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Shooting long exposures is one of the popular ways to shoot city scenes at night, as it opens you up to a number of creative possibilities. Among these is including colorful light trails to give your... photos a more dynamic and energetic feel. If you're in the mood to get extra creative with your city snaps or simply want to try something new, we have just the right photography cheat sheet to help you snag some cool shots!
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The world according to Roger Ballen

British Journal of Photography - 21 Oct 2019 09:00
The world according to RogerFor nearly 40 years Roger Ballen has been an outsider, operating on the margins with his fellow art brut artists. Now a new book and exhibition offer a glimpse inside the workings and processes of his... dark mind, a world, he says, that, "reveals itself through itself"
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Do you know what a lens group actually does? Like, why is it necessary? There are tons of articles and videos out there about cameras and the introduction to them, but there isn't a lot about lenses.... Photographers probably don't understand why specific lenses have a set number of aperture blades. Did you also know that more aperture blades don't necessarily mean that it's a better lens? And you probably won't get better bokeh too? We asked experts at Canon, Sony, and Tamron to share their knowledge with us.
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Apple recently launched a new update to its macOS software, and it is causing all sorts of problems for many software companies. Datacolor was one of the companies that were affected by Apple's... decision to no longer supper 32-Bit applications in their new 10.15 Catalina macOS update. They have, however, just launched a new 64-Bit update that will make their Spyder5 sensors software work on Catalina macOS. Join us after the break for all the details.
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