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American Photography News for 1 Dec 2020

This Device Can Charge FourVery rarely does a photographer only have one type of battery these days. From your camera’s battery, to rechargeable AAs, to drone batteries, it can be cumbersome to try and carry a charger for... each when traveling. Bronine wants to change that with the Volkit. The Volkit is a free voltage charging device with modular […]
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Faking an Oceanside PhotoEarlier this year, PetaPixel featured photographer Kunal Kelker and his inventive shoot involving a treadmill and a toy car. In his latest project, he replicates the classic oceanside SUV shot with a... swimming pool, some rocks, and a scale model toy car. Kelkar tells PetaPixel that after he finished the Lamborghini shoot on the treadmill, […]
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Portrait of Linkin Park'sCheck out this incredible artwork by Konstantin Hlanta
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Photo Series of IncrediblePhotographer Danelle Manthey spent ten years traveling across the United States as part of her project (and now book), American Christmas. The series documents home Christmas displays and captures... them from the perspective that their creations are examples of modern American folk art. Manthey photographed, interviewed, and spent time with the creators of these widely […]
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This is One of the LongestAt 22,366 km (13,898 mi), your ETA is roughly 4,470 hours from now
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25 People's Choice FinalistsEarlier this year, PetaPixel highlighted some of the stellar images from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. As a follow-up, the organization has announced this year’s People’s... Choice Awards, where fans of wildlife photography are asked to submit their pick for the top image. Ahead of the Natural History Museum in London reopening on […]
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Sony Unveils Visual Story, ASony today announced Visual Story, a new free iOS app that provides gallery creation, cloud storage, and web delivery to professional wedding and event photographers who shoot Sony cameras. Once the... app is paired with your Sony camera, the photos you shoot can automatically be transferred to your iPhone or iPad as they’re created, as […]
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(Select) Android smartphonesOne of the most-asked questions Profoto received after releasing its Profoto Camera app for iOS was: 'when will it be available for Android devices?' Now, four months after releasing the Profoto... Camera app for iOS alongside the release of its B10/B10 Plus strobes, an Android version is here, albeit in beta and limited to a select number of Samsung devices, for now. As with its iOS counterpart, the Profoto Camera app for Android beta makes it possible for Android users to trigger a number of its strobes, speedlights and compact LED lights using the company's AirX Smart-TTL technology. Specifically, the app will work with Profoto's A10, B10, B10 Plus, C1 and C1 Plus flashes, bringing full flash tube sync support. Click to enlarge. Getting this support wasn't easy, says Profoto in its...
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Sony's new Visual Story iOSSony has announced Visual Story, a new iOS application for Sony camera users. The app has been designed with wedding and event photographers in mind and provides users with simplified gallery... creation, cloud storage, and web delivery solutions. Visual Story offers automated image transfer from compatible Sony Alpha cameras to the cloud. From there, users can edit and deliver curated digital albums directly to their clients. To speed up image selection and organization, the app also utilizes AI and reads the metadata of your images. 'The voice of our customer is at the center of everything we do. Today's professional photographers constantly challenge themselves to deliver higher quality content faster than ever to their clients,' said Neal Manowitz, deputy president of Sony Imaging...
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Android Smartphones Can NowProfoto continues to push its support for smartphones with the launch of AirX Smart-TTL support in the Profoto Camera Android app. Available now in beta, the app allows you to use select Profoto... lights in combination with your Android smartphone. Earlier this year, Profoto launched its Profoto Camera App on iOS which allowed some of […]
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This Artist Cleverly FillsSeattle-based artist Rudy Willingham has an ongoing series in which he cuts out parts of portrait photos and fills them in by holding them up in front of carefully chosen backgrounds. Willingham gets... the backgrounds to work just right in becoming everything from feathers on Big Bird to sunglasses to dresses. He also uses the […]
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$9 won't buy you a lot of things these days. A couple cups of designer coffee. One lunch at a casual diner, a few energy drinks perhaps. What if we told you, though, that $9 can get you access to some... of the best deals on photography tutorials, presets, and more?. Well, it's true. Just $9 per month can help you save hundreds on stuff you actually need to help you improve your photography. Photowhoa has launched a service called Plus Membership. This membership will allow you to save an extra 20% on all their photography bundles, which include presets, photography tutorials, software, and more. You'll also get six free bundles per year worth $399 for just $9 per month! Find out more about this exciting new plan after the break.
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Sigma's Magnetic Metal LensSigma has included a new all-metal magnetic lens cap (in addition to the normal plastic cap) with its three latest lenses, and the company seems to admit that the meticulously crafted, tested, and... machined pieces of metal are a bit over-engineered. Speaking about the new I Series lenses, Sigma’s CEO is quoted as saying, “To […]
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Protests Erupt in France OverProtests have erupted across France over a proposed security law that would greatly limit the publication of images of police officers. The controversial Article 24 in the new Global Security Bill... pushed by French President Emmanuel Macron's government and police unions would make it illegal to publish images of police officers with the intent to […]
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Sigma Launches Three NewSigma has announced three new primes in the company’s “Contemporary” line of lenses, but has categorized them additionally under what they are calling the “I Series.” I Series Lenses are... characterized by a compact design mixed with “superb optical performance.” The 35mm f/2, 65mm f/2, and 24mm f/3.5 join the 45mm f/2.8 in the I […]
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Yongnuo has patented a modularChinese manufacturer Yongnuo appears to be working on a modular mirrorless camera. Per Lighting Rumours, Yongnuo has filed a patent for a device combining a 'mobile terminal' and an external lens... assembly. The mobile terminal appears to be similar to a smartphone in its shape and form factor. The device has a large display and a central, exposed image sensor. There aren't specifics about the sensor, but it's worth considering that Yongnuo joined the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) System Standard in February of this year. Further, the company's Android-powered mirrorless camera, the YN450, includes a 16MP 4/3 image sensor. On the left you can see a mobile terminal and to the right is the external lens apparatus. The patent outlines how the terminal, which includes a large display and an image...
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Hands-on with new Sigma 35mmHands on with new Sigma 35mm and 65mm F2 DG DN | C Sigma just added three 'I-series' lenses to its Contemporary lineup, in the form of 24mm, 35mm and 65mm primes. Physically somewhat similar to the... metal-bodied 45mm F2.8 'C' released alongside the fp, these new primes promise very good performance and light weight when paired with L-mount and Sony E-mount mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. We've had our hands on the 35mm and 65mm for a few days;
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They're now called the Sigma I series. Today, the three new lenses are announced to join the Sigma 45mm f2.8 DG DN Contemporary as a subset of the Contemporary branch. The Sigma 24mm f3.5 DG DN... Contemporary is for wide-angle shots. The Sigma 35mm f2 DG DN Contemporary is for every day shooting. And the weirdest one is the Sigma 65m f2 DG DN Contemporary. Indeed, Sigma has two normal focal lengths.
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Sigma has introduced its new I-series of compact, premium full-frame lenses for Sony E-mount and Leica/Panasonic/Sigma's L-mount. The 24mm F3.5, 35mm F2 and 65mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary lenses share... similar designs and have weather-sealed metal bodies. All three lenses have aperture rings and by-wire manual focus dials, and are driven by stepping motors. The 24mm F3.5 DG DN has a total of 10 elements, which include both SLD and aspherical glass. The special elements, along with Sigma's 'Super Multi-Layer coating' help to reduce ghosting and flare. The 24mm F3.5 has a minimum focus distance of 11cm (4.3") and a max magnification of 1:2 (0.5x). The lens weighs in at just 225 grams (7.9 ounces) and includes a petal-type lens hood. Next up is the 35mm F2 DG DN. It too has 10 elements and uses...
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While they were out shooting their video about Sigma's new lenses, Chris and Jordan filled up a memory card with photos from the 35mm F2 DG DN and Panasonic S5/S1H. Have a look.
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Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN sample gallery

DP Review - 1 Dec 2020 14:30
The Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN is for the photographer who wants a focal length that falls squarely between 50mm and 85mm. Have a look at our initial sample gallery taken on a full-frame Sony body.
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Chris and Jordan take a look at the new Sigma 35mm F2 and 65mm F2 Contemporary lenses for E- and L-mount. Depending on which system you're in and what your needs are, they might just be the compact,... well-priced and impressively sharp little primes you've been looking for. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Introduction Samples Build and design Autofocus 65mm image issues 65mm sharpness 35mm image issues Focus breathing 35mm sharpness Who is the 35mm for? Who is the 65mm for? And remember... Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN sample images Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN sample images
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Win a Leica Q2! Show Us a Woman Who Inspires You!

The Phoblographer - 1 Dec 2020 13:00
We'd like you to join Leica and the Phoblographer in celebrating women everywhere. And just by participating, you can score a brand new Leica Q2. How do you enter? Well, take a picture or share an... original picture of a woman who inspires you. Then tell us the story of this woman and why you look up to her. All the details are after the jump.
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I always knew that this day would come. But I never thought that the traditional camera manufacturers ever took it seriously. However, today, the Profoto Camera App is available for Android phones in... Beta mode. It's been out and available for iPhone. But I've barely ever used it or taken it seriously. However, Profoto sent us photos shot with the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and the Profoto B10. And quite honestly, I'm stunned.
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The beach is a wonderful place to shoot photos--especially long exposures. The views from above-using drones and black and white can be wonderful. But most of all, some of the best shots we've seen... are from the Golden Hour. GuruShots just finished their latest photo challenge and we're ready to present the winners to you. For the best viewing experience, we recommend that you grab a cup of coffee and scroll through on your desktop. Or curl up with your laptop, sit back, and take in these shots.
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